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it's a hundred mile bike ride from oakland to sacramento, but that's where all these cyclists are headled. the message they plan to deliver to lawmakers. occupy the farm protestors are still on university land in albany. what cal is offering this morning to try convince them to leave. and two people are killed and one person injured in separate shootings in san francisco overnight. this morning the search is on for the shooters.
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good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, may 12th. cool on the coast, war. inland. let's check in with rosemary and take a look at what it looks like right now. >> good morning to you! it's that time of year when we have two stories to tell. we've got fog along the coastline, even patchy dense fog reported in some areas this morning. meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will continue to warm our inland areas. today, coastal fog expected to linger. cool to mild weather at the coast. around the bay and inland, sunshine, mild to warm, maybe even hot. we'll talk about what you can expect for today and for mother's day, coming up. happening now, more than a hundred people are setting out for a long bike ride today. they're trying to raise money for their cash-strapped schools. and allie rasmus is live in oakland with more on the message they're taking to sacramento. >> reporter: we're into oakland
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tech high school. people are getting bikes ready, some of them getting a last- mundt snack and cup of coffee before they hit the road. they're taking part in a hundred-mile bike ride to sacramento. there are 170 cyclists taking part in the ride for a reason. they raised $50,000 to be part of this, and ma money will go to north oakland schools. the dole and of this event, ride for a reason, is to raise money and awareness about the state of funding for public education. >> draw attention to the fact that california funds its schools at 25% below the national average, which is totally unacceptable. and we thought if we could do something that was physically challenging, to show our commitment to this cause, that would be a good thing. >> cyclists are heading out in groups, and the first group to start the hundred-mile bike ride left about an hour ago. a father and son team is ride to go sacramento on a tandem bike. >> how will you feel when you're done? >> probably going to be tired.
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definitely. and probably going to feel really good. >> along with the hundred mile ride, there are also two shorter versions of the ride. so some people who may have a little less experience but still want to be part of this event will take -- will load up their bikes here and some folks will be taking buses to vacaville and dixon. but everyone involved should be on their way to sacramento by 8:00 this morning. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. the clock is ticking down for occupy protestors who have taken over a plot of land owned by uc berkeley. the group occupy the pharmasset up camp three weeks ago at a 10- acre research field in albany. cal officials have given protestors a deadline of 10:00 this morning to move out. uc says it's offering to drop all criminal and civil actions while giving the group a chance to discuss the future use of
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the land. in an unrelated demonstration on campus, 12 people were cited for trespassing. a group of people including some students held a sitdown demonstration last night in the administration offices. protestors demanded more student diversity. those protestors who are not students were ordered to stay away for the next week. a bomb scare rattled nerves in san francisco overnight. police were called after someone record a suspicious package on spear street. police say a suitcase was left near the embarcadero under the bay bridge, and about 11:40 last night some officers shut down streets and called in the bomb squad to inspect the suitcase. it was empty and that area was reopened at 2:30 this morning. the body of a man discovered at a bus stop in santa rosa at 8 last night. passersby found the victim on todd road. a grocery store worker said the
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man was in the market and looked intoxicated. investigators are still looking into the cause of his death on. two men died in a woman was injured in two separate shootings in san francisco. they happened in the city's ingleside and western districts. at 9:30, police responded where a man and woman were shot. paramedics and police worked on one of victims there. 54-year-old man died at that scene. the 27-year-old woman who was shot in the leg is expected to survive. witnesses say the gunman got into a car and sped off. two hours just before that, police say a 24-year-old man was shot on plymouth and broad streets. initial reports indicate the victim was chased by two men who shot a multiple times. there is no word of any arrests in either of these two cases. the city of oakland is cracking down on prostitution and the crimes that come with it. as part of a coverage hencive strategy, police have increased patrols on a stretch of
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international boulevard. they have also installed about half of 20 new security cameras and are encouraging residents to keep an eye out. the d.a. is also getting involved by working to shut down two hotels it says allow illegal sex trade on their property. >> this is something that is vitally important, especially to this community. and this community is really engaged and is doing everything they can to do their part, which is what we asked the community to do. so we have to do our part. >> yesterday members of the community, police officers 3 mayor quan held a rally and march, saying they're all committed to the new effort to keep the streets and their children safe. in an hour the search resumes for missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. and at the same time, santa clara county sheriff's deputies are clearing up confusion over evidence they have collected. earlier this week the sheriff's office said they identified a red jetta connected to her disappearance and released this picture of a similar car to the media. but yesterday, we learned they already had the red car with
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the black hood in custody. >> we had it before monday, and when we realized the public was looking for the car instead of telling us when they'd seen the car in the past, we had to put out clarification that we actually had the car but looking for information about the car and the driver. >> the sheriff's office says it has about 80 different pieces of evidence showing the car near lamar's home. they are also examining hundreds of pieces of evidence that have been collected in the field. just before mother's day, her mother released a letter on what being a mother means to her. the end of the letter says -- >> 15-year-old sierra has been missing since march 16th. post al workers are teaming up with bay area food banks today to collect food for the annual stamp out hunger food drive. if you want to take parted,
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just leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick them up. the food drive takes place all over the country and is said to be the largest single day effort to combat hunger. should be another warm day for folks maybe out there inland, antioch and around that area. but also, as you get closer to the bay, i saw fog this morning. i don't know if that will burn off. >> you're right, it's going to linger at the beach for today. so cool at the beaches and as you said, it's going to be toasty inland. even warmer than friday. low 90s for some of the hottest spots today. and this is going to continue at least until saturday. we'll see a bit of cooling on sunday for your mother's day. giving you a live look at the low clouds and a bit of the city there in the background. we've got the pacific satellite view for you here. show what you is happening. so the ridge of high pressure easy to see. we watched the cloud formation taking it well to the north. but take a look here. off the south coast, it looks like a near point concepcion
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we've got a system that is eventually going to move near the bay. it will be here by tomorrow. it will swing across california on monday. that's going to lead to the cooldown on sunday, the coolest day will be monday. for today, it's the coast that will see the fog. the clouds and perhaps the cool conditions. so getting outdoors, maybe headed to the beaches today? bring along the hoodie. inland it's going to be warm. it's going to be even warmer than friday. again, a few low 90s expected in the area. at this hour, 53 in napa. forgive santa rosa. 49 san francisco. 50 oakland. 54 livermore. 54 in concord. and if you have been early morning drive, along the coast, we're seeing patchy dense fog. afternoon highs for today, mid- 80s expected in and around santa rosa. 84 for novato. low 80s san rafael. 70 sausalito. 76 in richmond. 70s for the east bay. 77 in oakland starting with
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mostly cloudy skies at this hour. partly cloudy for the afternoon. mostly sunny. 90 in pleasanton. 90 livermore. 90 expected in pittsburg, as we slide south, 88 san jose today. 90 expected morgan hill. 89 los gatos. 84 sunnyvale and for the peninsula, it's going to be nice, mild and warm. 84 redwood city. 85 expected menlo park. 82 degrees this afternoon mountain view. but notice the coast, mid-60s at best. mid to upper 60s near santa cruz with partly to mostly cloudy skies. there's a forecast as we look ahead into mother's day. mid-80s expected inland. along the coast, low to mid-60s expected around the region. if you do have mother's day plans at the beach, make sure you dress warm. monday going to be the coolest day. then we begin to rebound on tuesday, wednesday looks even warmer. i'll have your lunchtime innocence coming up. president obama issues a to do list, things he is asking lawmakers this morning. and it's being called sick and ridiculous. what some people were trying to
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sell in the wake of the trayvon martin shooting and why they say they did it. but first, let's go outside future a look at traffic. this is highway 4 at bay point. there's a rollover accident in the southbound direction which hillcrest drive so keep an eye out for that if you're he'd indeed that direction. it's 7:10. you're watching mornings on 2.
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good morning to you! a live look there at san jose. mostly sunny skies, fairly calm conditions. and a cool start to your morning. new this morning, after his publicized support for same-sex marriage, president obama is focusing back on the economy. >> that's why we make congress a handy to do list, just like the kind i get from michelle. it's shorted, but each of the ideas on this list will help create jobs and build a
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stronger economy right now. >> mr. obama outlined that to do list in the weekly address. points include stop giving tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas, help homeowners refinance mortgages at lower rates, tax breaks for small businesses that hire more workers, extend tax credits for clean energy companies, and create a job corps for veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. last night the president flew from reno back to washington. he spent yesterday in nevada, one of the most economically depressed areas of the country. president obama sat down with a couple who benefitted from a home loan financing program. when he took office, one in every 76 homes was in foreclosure. this spring, neville proved to one in ever 301 homes. the state still has the second worst foreclosure rate in the nation. the president's campaign war chest is filling up fast. he raised $15 million thursday night at the los angeles home of george clooney.
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gay rights supporters are now adding to those campaign coffers. president obama's campaign raised a million and a half dollars in the first 90 minutes following his announcement he supports same-sex marriages. he is also scheduled to fund- raiser at the historic fox theater in redwood city next wednesday and tickets for that reportedly start at a thousand dollars apiece. mitt romney and fellow republicans say they will selectively use the president's position on gay marriage against him. they are expected to raise that issue in states that voted to ban same-sex marriage. the message will still focus on the economy and job creation. conservatives add while president obama has flip- flopped on that issue, romney has never wavered in his position on same-sex marriage. thousands of activists marched today in australia in support of same-sex marriage. rallies were held in several major cities, including sydney. organizers called today marriage equality national day
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of action. although polls show australians favor gay marriage, the country's prime minister opposes it. bills in parliament legalizing same-sex marriages are not expected to pass. we're now hearing from the southern california woman who appeared on this week's cover of "time" magazine, breast- feeding her 3-year-old son. >> my hope for doing this is to create the dialogue and perhaps take the stigma way from attachment parenting, that is clearly mothers are feeling stressed from all of the attacks they're getting from it. >> jamie lin appeared on several news shows yesterday, including the cnn segment. she said she understands the controversy but wasn't aware she was going to be on the cover until the day before. she said she was breast-fed until the age of 6, and hopes the picture will create an open dialogue. it's being called a sick and ridiculous way to make money. someone sold trayvon martin shooting targets. the gun range targets bear the
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likeness of the 17-year-old, a hoodie with a bag of kittles and can of ice tea. in online ad for the targets taken down yesterday, the sellers said they support zimmerman and believe he shot a thug. zimmerman's attorney called the targets disgusting. >> it's this type of hatred, because that's what that is -- that is hate mongering, that is going to make it more difficult to try this case. >> he also said he worries about how trayvon martin's parents will react. martin's mother is calling for the prevention of gun violence in a timely youtube video. >> i'm sabrina fulton. this will be my first mother's day without my son trayvon. i know it will be hard, but my faith, family and friends will pull me through. >> she's asking people to call on their state's governors to reexamine laws similar to stand
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your ground law. the man accused of murdering singer jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew has been found guilty. yesterday they released a statement thanking prosecutors and the jury. the verdict was reached after three days of deliberation. it came after the jury said they were deadlocked 9-3, and the judge urged this. to continue until they reached a unanimous decision. >> three of us who just needed to see the picture a little clearer, there were still some holes, some gaps, that needed to be filled in. >> 31-year-old william balfour, the ex-husband of hudson's sister, was found guilty of three counts every murder and four other counts that included home invasion. since the state of illinois does not have a death penalty, he will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. an estimated 20,000 people attended a public memorial service for former nfl star junior seau.
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he committed suicide in his southern california home this month. many of the fans at the memorial in san diego were seau's number 55 jersey. he played parts of 20 seasons in the nfl, 13 of those were with the chargers. family and friends and former teammates spoke about the impact he had on their lives. >> don't be sad today, be happy, because junior lives through us. >> everybody here, everybody that he touched, he lives through us! >> the chargers president also spoke at that memorial. he said number 55 will never be worn by another chargers player. clear weather is finally allowing helicopters to land on an indonesian mountainside where a plane crashed earlier this week. search teams have been struggling to retrieve the bodies because of the steep and rugged terrain. 45 people were killed when a jetliner crashed on wednesday. the russian made plane was on a demonstration flight for
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potential buyers. crews are still looking for the black box recorder. a man from oakley was the only american killed on that flight. 55-year-old peter adler worked as a consultant for an indonesian airline. his wife told ktvu news that they had been together since they were 16 years old. >> he loved his children. a great deal. he would always come home with presents and -- for them and he just loved them and to pieces. >> adler leaves behind two children, his son turns 18 today. adler's family is now working with the state department to have his body recovered and flown back to the states. police in southern california are trying to figure out how five bombs ended up near an intersection. pipe bombs started showing up on tuesday in palm springs. a man found what he believes was a pipe bomb and his son brought it to police.
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officers detonated it safely. then on thursday the same man found another pipe bomb, and called police again. when officers arrived they found two more. then someone else called police to report a fifth device in his driveway. >> i noticed something in my yard and i looked out there, 3 there was a bomb in my yard. >> police called in a bomb unit to blow up the device, afterwards police searched the area for more pipe bombs. but they found nothing. caught on camera! >> i was freaking out! it was so -- >> ktvu crews watched this rescue from above, and from onshore after tourists on a paddleboat got into trouble on the bay. >> some of us greeted by sunshine this morning, others socked in by fog. what you can expect for your neighborhood, coming up.
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some tourists had to be rescued when their boat was swept out past the golden gate. >> we got -- past the bridge
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and we -- tried to turn around and the tide was just true strong and we were just making no progress coming back in. >> they started near chrissy field yesterday, but had to call 911. ktvu had the only news cameras overhead, and onshore, as rescuers saved them. >> we gave this. a little lecture with life preservers and being out there with that kind of boat. >> none of them had life preservers or flotation devices except future a poodle. >> after they gave those lectures to the boaters, the firefighters returned them closer to shore where they were able to paddle back in. station 16 getting a little fired up there in san francisco. but they should. it is dangerous out there! >> paddleboat not a good idea. >> no life jackets but the dog had one? let's scheck in with rosemary on this saturday forecast. >> we're looking foggy, especially on the coastline this morning. not the best morning for a scenic drive on highway 1. it
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is patchy and dense in some spots. it's going to burn back but will linger at coast so if this is your place to be today, bring along the sweatshirt. just may regret it if you don't. here's the fog forecast for you. notice it burns back. right now it's fairly shallow. swallowed up the golden gate bridge. can't see the golden gate at this hour, but it will burn off and most of us will be with mostly sunny skies. it will be the coast where it does stick around for most of the day. mid-40s to mid-50s at this hour. by noontime, low to mid-60s along the coast. the rest of us fairly mild to even warm. 70s to near 80 degrees for your lunch hour. and then for the afternoon, cool day by the coast, mild to warm for the rest of us with even a few degrees of warming expected for the inland areas. so take your yesterday high and maybe bump it up a few degrees if you live in the valleys. around the bay comfortable, 70s and low 70s. and then along the coastline, again, bring along the sweatshirt. for tomorrow, even cooler. we have a system that's going to roll by.
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not going to bring us any rain but will cool us down sunday, monday. notice monday looks to be the coolest day. then we rebound back into the low to mid-80s by tuesday and wen. back to you. >> today is your chance to see one of the most famous planes from world war ii. this b-17 flying fortress is one of only 11 in the world that is still flying. it's on display at the hayward airport today. and it will cost you $10 to begin side. the uss iowa is about to ship out of the bay area. the world war ii battleship has been docked at the port of richmond for repairs since october. and it's been a popular weekend attraction. organizers say the iowa will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow for its last two days of public tours before heading south. the iowa is set to become a naval museum at the port of los angeles. your time is 7:26. and the school year is coming to an end but san francisco teachers are ready to strike. what led to the overwhelming
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vote approval a possible strike and how it could affect the school year next year. and going after vandals, what the city of oakland is doing now to try to track down people who trash the city during occupy protests. ay...
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good morning. and welcome back to mornings on 2. it's saturday, may 12th. right now, dozens of cyclists
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are on the road to sacramento. we went this morning as ride for a reason began in oakland. the riders who range in age from 10 to 75 are doing this to raise money for schools and lobby for improved educational funding. so far, 50,000 dollars has been raised all of which will go back to north oakland schools. >> this is fundamental to our teacher. so that's why we're riding, and what we're doing and trying to have a good time and raise money, because we have to. >> about 170 people are participating. some have already begun the 100- mile journey. others are going to bus to vacaville and dixon, where they will begin. everyone should be on their bikes by 8 this morning. this ride comes two days before governor brown is expected to unveil has revised budget proposal. the governor says he needed far more than the $4.2 billion in spending cuts that he asked for in january. and he says this is going to mean deeper cuts to public schools, colleges, and other state services if his call for
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a tax hike fails. a first round of vote something over and so far san francisco teachers are moving to strike. yesterday the teachers union announced the strike authorization was approved by a 97% margin. it came after the teachers rejected a plan by the district that called for 9 furlough days and increase in class sizes. the superintendent says this is just the reality of the state budget. >> we're just as frustrated as they are. i mean we don't create the budget. the budget is handed down by the state of california. this is a california state issue, and the state dumped it on the local school districts. >> there's only three weeks left in the school year, and teachers still need to schedule a second strike vote. if it happens over the summer, the strike could happen then during the next academic year. in two hours the first of two graduation ceremonies will begin at sonoma state university and protestors plan on attending both. show you a picture of this man and his wife, the former ceo of
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citigroup, who retired to wine country just before the banking collapse. today he and his wife are expected to receive honorary degrees and protestors are calling that an outrage. however, graduates and their families say they just hope the fair money doesn't get ruined. >> this is their time, and it just shouldn't be part of -- part of the ceremony. >> we're going to stand with our becomes to the man. that's -- all we're doing. it will be silent. there will be no yelling. heckling, anything disruptive. >> protestors say wall street giants like him are the reason they're seeing higher debts and lack of job prospects. the ceremonies will begin at 9 and at 3. former supervisor nadia lockyer has obtained a restraining order against her former boyfriend. the bay area news group reports the order will stay in effect at least until a court hearing on may 24th. lockyer claims steven chikhani recently called or texted her
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or her husband more than 10 times over 24 hours. she also claims he threatened to send someone to rape and kill her. chikhani, according to the news group, says lockyer's drug addiction has clouded her judgment. ktvu has learned how san francisco mayor ed lemay prove suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi violated ethics laws. late yesterday the city submitted a supplemental filing in the misconduct case against mirkarimi. documents revealed the city wants the cell phone records of his former campaign merlin the haines. she is suspected of speaking to mirkarimi's wife on the day lopez talked to a neighbor about her husband's alleged abuse. the filing accuse haines of then calling that neighbor ivory madison to dissuade her from cooperating with police. later this morning, president obama is going to honor america's best police officers with top cops awards.
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representing california are l.a.p.d. officers who took down this gunman last december. officer kevin cotter was off- duty at the time. detective craig mar questions was on his break, both in the area rushed in without any backup and shot and killed the man. this afternoon, the unity tour ends in washington, d.c. the bike ride honors police officers killed in the line of duty. the ride also raises money and awareness for the national law enforcement officers memorial. 60 officers and survivors from the bay area are participating in that ride. family and friends of oscar grant are angry no one notified them that the bart officer who shot and killed grant is trying to clear his name and return to law enforcement. >> to allow someone back on the force like that would be a disgrace to our community, to our society, and it would be a slap in the face to me and my family. >> in a news conference outside the alameda county courthouse,
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grant's family says it was caught off guard about the appeal filed by johannes mehserle. ktvu had the only camera of him going to court wednesday, seeking to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction. the appeals court has 90 days to decide. if mehserle loses, his attorney says they will go to the california or even the u.s. supreme court. a ceremony will be held at noon today to display a mural remembering oscar grant. the revolution cafe in west oakland is hosting the event and will now house the mural. it was created two years ago and consists of different colored ribbons depicting grant's face. a march is scheduled this afternoon for a teenager shot and killed by oakland police. >> my baby -- [not understandable] >> family and friends of 18- year-old alan blueford also turned out yesterday for a rally at police headquarters. he was shot three times last sunday. relatives question officers' accounts that he was armed and pointed a gun at them.
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among those in support of the family is entertainer hammer. >> allen was a good kid and a great kid. none of us profess perfection, but execution -- execution, that is about as barbaric as you can get. >> at 3 p.m. today, blueford supporters will march from where he was shot to the mall police substation. meanwhile, the police chief issued a statement saying he is certain based on evidence and witness statements that the high school senior was armed. oakland police are investigating another homicide after a man was killed in the afternoon. his car came to a stop next to the 106th offramp of highway 580 yesterday. police say it appears someone opened fire at least 13 bullets were fired with 10 hitting the victim. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the victim's name has not been released.
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and no suspects have opinion identified. 500 people attended a memorial for a teenager killed just weeks from graduation. family and friends accompanied 18-year-old osana futi as casket last night. he was killed in a house party in free month. an 18-year-old man was charged with his murder. amid fears of retaliation, futi's uncle says he forgives his nephew's killer. >> learn to forgive. that's what -- going [not understandable] >> osana futi was the defensive player of year in his high school football league. his body will be flown to samoa next week for burial on his native island. his family will receive his cap and gown and de diploma next
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month. the city of oakland is asking for help in identifying the people responsible for the vandalism that took place during last week's mayday protests. protestors clashed on numerous occasions with police breaking windows and lighting fires, including torching a police cruiser. the city is asking for people to hand over any video or photos that they have showing vandalism. it can be submitted by e-mail or sent to the neighborhood law court at city hall. the new report shows the occupy movement is hurting the very people it is supposed to protect. the city of los angeles says occupy l.a. has cost taxpayers at least $4.7 million. expenses include monitoring and evicting protestors from city hall, and repairing damage to man messages at nearby park. the tour of california begins in the bay area tomorrow. stage one in santa rosa beginning at 10:50 a.m. stage two starts in san francisco on monday and will go through daly city, pacifica and half moon bay before finish engine santa cruz county.
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stage three is set for tuesday in san jose, and for the first time in the history of the race cyclists will race up mount diablo. santa rosa cyclists levi line heimer says he will compete in the race. he broke his leg on april 1, when he was hit by a car while training. he has won the race three times. all right. time is 7:38. it's looking like a pretty nice day, depending on where are you. still cool in some areas. rosemary. >> yes, good morning. some of us waking up with gray skies, little patchy dense fog this morning. if you're inland, mostly sunny skies and already beginning to see it a rebound in temperatures. giving you a live look outside, and over the hills there we've got some blue sky there. it's along the coast dealing with that patchy dense fog. along highway 1, it could be a bit of a treacherous ride. take it easy out there. the winds are generally light, a westerly breeze at 9 miles per hour. and we've got that west
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southwesterly in fairfield but generally light. the inland areas going to be warmer than yesterday. along the coast just as cool with that lingering fog. 50s this morning starting out concord, livermore outside your door 54. 50 degrees in oakland. mostly gray skies. 50 in san francisco. 56 in san jose at this hour. 54 napa and 47 degrees in areas right around santa rosa. the wind are generally light but if you have a gray sky, kids headed off to a softball, they may need that extra layer for the time being. pacific satellite true, we have a ridge of high pressure in place over the state, but we've got this weak system here. see that cloud formation that continues its southerly surge into the area? that's undercutting the ridge, bringing us the coastal clouds as well as the fog and will keep us cool by the coast. looks at what happens here. mostly sunny skies elsewhere for today. we're seeing some of that cloud cover over the bay area will burn back. but i want to take knew sunday morning because it's going to be mother's day and we have
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plans. partly cloudy skies over the area. that system i showed you working the way closer to the coast it. will sweep to across california on monday, but will begin to feel the impact tomorrow. cooler day in store for tomorrow. that means clouds at coast and inland areas expected to drop a few degrees. today, we'll continue with clouds at the coast. we'll be a little warmer for our valley locations. 60s east along the coastside. and then as you go further east, we'll be warming into the low 90s. 89 expected for concord today. closer to the bay, more comfortable, 77 oakland. 79 expected for hayward. 69 degrees this afternoon in the city. 64 for pacifica. into the north bay, numbers will be nice and warm. 84 novato. 85 in santa rosa for the afternoon. how about the south bay? 88 san jose, 90 degrees morgan hill. and along the peninsula, 79 san mateo, 84 expected for redwood city. the extended forecast shows you that cooldown, perhaps a little bit more notable for the inland areas, and you may appreciate
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that. backyard barbeque for the afternoon tomorrow, may be a- okay. monday the coolest day. tuesday, wednesday our numbers begin to rebound just a bit. if you're going to see the oakland a's play today, i'll have that forecast for you coming up. fire danger is up this weekend and cal-fire is getting ready. a helicopter practiced making water drops yesterday. the crew is on immediate response alert. cal-fire says that fire danger is heightened right now because of the higher temperatures and stronger winds. we burn additional staffing because basically the winds that we've been experiencing and those conditions of the weather that can make for a large fire. >> cal-fire plans to start bringing in more firefighters for refresher training on monday. officials say the hills in the south bay are still fairly green but a closer look shows the grass is drying out and cal- fire wants to remind you that 95% of fires are caused by humans. no longer a u.s. citizen, the reason one of founders of
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facebook is giving up his american passport. and a disaster area that looks frighteningly real. why chinese officials staged that scene. but first, let's give you a live look outside that. is interstate 880 in oakland. the good old nimitz. the oakland a's are in town, not a day game, it's 5eu:05 start. so if you're in oakland tonight, be aware of that game time traffic. you're watching mornings on 2. hello?
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&&&& got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. mmm-hmm. and just leave your phone in your purse. i don't want you texting, all right? daddy...ok! ok, here you go. be careful. thanks dad. call me -- but not while you're driving. ♪ [ dad ] we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. ♪ good morning to you! a live look from san rafael.
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50 degrees this morning under mostly sunny skies. facebook frenzy is building up ahead of what some analysts say is the most eagerly awaited initial public offering ever. yesterday mark zuckerberg pulled into the crowne plaza hotel in palo alto for a private luncheon with investors. the meeting lasted 45 minutes and about 10 people were able to ask the facebook ceo questions about the state of the company and its future growth. >> trying to understand what it's worth and i think -- real business and it will go someplace but people trying to figure out what is if worked? we'll make that decision. >> facebook plans to raise $11 billion in its ipo, although not official it's expected to go public on friday. facebook co-founder eduardo salve win as given us his u.s. citizenship ahead of the stock offering to significantly reduce his capital gain taxes. he was born in brazil. he moved to the u.s. in 1992 and became u.s. citizen in
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1998. he has decided to become a resident of singapore. he owns around 5% of faces book and stands to make about $3.8 billion when the company goes public. china's growing military strength are deepening the alliance between the u.s. and the philippines. filipino protestors gathered outside the chinese consulate yesterday. they want beijing to back off from staking claims to the tiny island. the obama administration held a high level meeting with manila to increase security and military aid this weekend china is holding a disaster drill to mark the 4th anniversary of a deadly earthquake. the drill includes explosions and learning to pull out survivors from buried rubble. in 2008, a magnitude 7.9 quake hit central china killing about 85,000 people and leaving five
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million others homeless. the government found poor construction and lack circulations contributed. as election day gets closer, the controversy over proposition 29, a law to add a dollar to the cost of cigarettes, is growing. >> i'm against smoking so i thought prop 29 was a good idea. then i read it. >> on thursday, this doctor, seen here, was fired from a state panel that identifies toxins harmful to children. 25 other republicans were also removed. no on 29 campaign calls it cheap politics but supporters disagree. >> i was delighted and it's very appropriate. this woman has been paid for her title has been used for hire, and she's a doctor, working for the tobacco companies. >> supporters of prop 29 say dr. porter can no longer be trusted to be the final work on issues regarding children's health. meanwhile, votedders are divided on the issue.
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some say this will help convince people to stop smoking while others want no know where the extra tax revenue would go. on monday the city council considers a proposal aimed at giving it much more control. the daily news reports the idea is to switch from a city governed by general law to one under a legal charter. most california cities adhere to general law and follow the common laws passed by the state. a charter would gist city more control in municipal elections. voters would still have to vote for the measure. san francisco election officials say there's a misprint on the ballot for the june 5th primary election. the mistake is on the tearoff stubs on the ballot. they were incorrectly formatted to read, american independent party, regardless of a voters' party preference. stubs don't play a role in tallying the votes. voters will be informed of the misprint when they receive their ballots at polling places and those who vote by mail are going to get a postcard.
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california teenagers are eating less at school. about 158 fewer calories a day than children in other states. according to a study in the archives of the pediatric and adolescent medicine. the study that's that's because state laws set limits on snacks in school and ban soda and sports drinks from high schools. experts say not consuming that extra 158 calories a day can keep a teenager from gaining 15 pounds over the course of a year. a name in american sports card design has died. carroll shelby helped create the shelby co bra. he spoke with tom vacar in 1995 at sears pointway, the 30th anniversary of the shelby cobra, winning the grand world touring championship. he put on on emphasis on power and high performance and he died last night in dallas. shelby was 89 years old. london now has a new
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landmark. next to the olympic stadium. the 377-foot orbit will give visitors panoramic views over the city. it costed $36.5 million to create. organizers hope it will become a major tourist attraction with people paying $22 to ride to the top. some critics have called it an eyesore, but fans say it's a landmark to rival the eiffel tower. the duke and dutch saying he can't wait for the games to begin and told athletes, glory awaits you. the 2012 olympics begin july 27th. lebron james will be the nba mvp reportedly. a person familiar with this told the associated press the commissioner will announce the award today. this marks the third time lebron james has won the title
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and he's the 8th nba player to win three may have wards. just ahead of mother's day, a woman in florida gets a very special gift. what her daughter did that saved her life. >> outside this morning, fog and low clouds hugging the coast and just inside the bay giving you a live look at that as we take a peek at the city. some of us waking up with mostly sunny skies. what you can expect for your weekend, coming up!
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right now republican presidential candidate mitt romney is delivering the commencement speak at liberty university, which is a conservative christian university in virginia. we want to show you live picture of the event. romney is expected to steer clear of any comments about same-sex marriage or his own mormon faith, telling graduates marriage is a institution that should be defended. he's speaking in. let's listen in.
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>> i'm told some much may have taken longer than four years to complete your studies. [cheering] one graduate has said that he completed his degree in only two terms, clinton's and bush's. in some ways, it's fit that i share this distinction with truitt cathy, the romney campaign come to a sudden stop when we spot a chick fil-a. your sandwiches were a comfort forward to the primary season and heaven knows there were days we needed a lot of comfort. so truitt, thank you. and congratulations on your well deserved honor today! [applause] >> you're listening live to mitt romney, who is speaking at liberty university. a conservative christian university in virginia at their commencement ceremonies. today is the 8th annual adopt a military mom for mother's day event. it's being held from 11:00 to 1 in the afternoon at hotel los gatos. members of the public are invited to come and spend time
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with women who have a son or daughter serving in the military. since they won't be able to spend the day with their child, the event is held for them to share their experiences. the san francisco recreation and park department is celebrating mother's day with a giveaway tomorrow. they'll give out free flowers to moms who visit some of the gardens in golden gate park. flowers will be given to the first 100 mothers who visit the conservatory of flowers or botanical center. a florida woman says she doesn't need anything for mother's day because her daughter already gave her the gift of life. several years ago, yolanda developed lupus which attacked her kid fleece. her 27-year-old daughter stepped up to donate her kidney. doctors say wednesday's transplant surgery was a success. >> we are here today, my daughter give me the gift of life, and she is in my debt forever. >> mi mom has given me the most wonderful life. i've never had to want for
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anything, and this was my way of giving back to her and showing her that i appreciate everything. >> doctors are hoping both patients will get to be home tomorrow for mother's day. a lot of mothers out there will be celebrating tomorrow, let's checks in with rosemary. >> good morning to you! yes, start early! celebrate august weekend. we have another warm day expected inland, on the coast lot like what we saw yesterday with low clouds and fog, live look from emeryville. where you can see it has seeped into the bay. it's going to burn back but will linger on the coast today. widespread low to mid 60s in the forecast along the shores. further under land you go, the warmer it gems upper 80s to low 90s in areas right around concord, livermore, antioch and
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areas near danville, going to see plenty of sunshine and the heat will be on. a few degrees warmer than yesterday. headed out to see the oakland a's play this afternoon? 77 degrees at game time. slipping back into the 60s. cooling trend for tomorrow, monday will be even cooler, especially for inland areas. finally going to begin to feel that. but it won't last too long. our numbers begin to rebound slowly tuesday and more so on wednesday. back to you. we're just hours away from a university deadline. what they are doing right now to try to get occupy the farm protestors off the uc land. you're taking a live look right now and we'll tell you why both sides are watching the clock. >> the bomb scare that shut down a san francisco street for hours overnight. what led to the incident and what authorities found when it was all over. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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good morning! welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, may 12th. our nice weather continues right into the weekend with some inland areas getting hot later today. meteorologist rosemary has a quick look at your forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning you to! you can take your pick. if you like it cloudy and cool, head to the coast. around the bay very comfortable, meanwhile if you're thinking about taking a dip in the pool, well, inland is maybe where you should be. coastal fog expected to stick around this morning, even a little patchy and dense right there on the coast. so be careful if you have an early morning drive. cool tomorrow, expected on the coastline. bay pin land, plenty ever sunshine. mild temps, even warmer than yesterday in some cases. we'll look at your neighborhood coming up. topping our news, there's just two hours left in a deadline future a group of occupy protestors in the east bay. uc berkeley wants them to move out or face the consequences. and allie rasmus is at this
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occupy the farm protest where they're not leaving. >> reporter: adopt look like they're leaving any time soon. protestors with occupy the farm camped out overnight. you can see it a number of their tents and tables here. people are just starting to get up. earlier this week the university locked the gates to the research field called the gill track. and behind that guilty you can see university police standing guard. but some protestors are still inside the fenced off area, off to the right here. you can see many have their tents set much on the field. number of people standing around there and then a makeshift ramp that people are use to go get over 3 hop the fence so they can get from the outside into this roped off field. the group took over the land three weeks ago. they believe part of this field, part of the gill track, should be converted into a community farm. the university says it's also onboard that idea. they want to make this idea an urban farm and having a meeting at 10:00 this morning with university officials, community
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members and city leaders to discuss how to do that. the university says if the protestors want to be part of that planning process, they need to clear out their tents and equipment. the dean of the college natural resources which manages the land came out to the field yesterday to tell the protestors about that meeting. protestors have until 10 a.m. to respond to the university's proposal. and university officials say they will also drop the lawsuits and trespassing charges against the protestors. again, if they leave and i 10:00 this morning. protestors say they're skeptical of the university as proposal. one of the organizers told me their biggest concern is that the university will go back on its word. to far, back out here live, we haven't seen any movement to take down any tents or anything. university officials say if the protestors don't leave, they will consider other options to force the protestors out. allie rasmus, ktvu 2 news in an unrelated demonstration on the berkeley
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campus, 12 people were cited for trespassing. our cram raw not allowed in as a group of students and non- students held a demonstration last night in the admission offices. protestors demanded more student diversity. those who don't attend uc berkeley were around today stay away for the next to weekup a bomb scare rattled nerves in san francisco overnight. police were called after someone reported a suspicious package on spear street. police say a suitcase had been left near the embarcadero at 11:40 last night. officers shut down nearby streets and called the bomb squad to inspect that suitcase. it turned out to be em and the area was reopened to traffic at 2:30 this morning. two shootings in san francisco have left two men dead and one woman injured. they happened within two and a half hours of each other in the ingleside and western edition neighborhoods. police were called to turk and laguna streets. a 54-year-old man died there. a 27-year-old woman was shot in
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the leg and is expected to survive. witnesses say the gunman got no a car and sped off. two hours before that, police say a 24-year-old man was shot on preliminaryth and broad streets. initial reports indicate the victim was chased bitwo men who shot him multiple times. there is no word of any arrests in either of the two cases. new efforts are underway to stop prostitution. and the crimes that come with it in one part of oakland. as part of a comprehensive strategy, police have increased patrols on a stretch of international boulevard. they have also installed about half of 20 new security cameras and are encouraging residents to keep an eye out. the d.a.'s office is also involved and is attempting to shut down two hotels it says allow illegal sex trade on their property. >> this is something that is vitally important, especially to this community. and this community is engage and is dog everything they can to do their part. so we have to do our part. >> yesterday members of the community, police officers and
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mayor quan held a rally. they're all committed to the new effort to keep the streets and their children safe. investigators are trying to figure what killed a man. a body was discovered in santa rosa at 8 last night. passers by found the victim on todd road. a store worker says the man was in the market earlier and looked intoxicated. right now volunteers are gathering in morgan hill to continue the search for missing teenager sierra lamar. at the same time, santa clara she was disare clearing up confusion over a car they say is connected to the case. earlier this week, the sheriff's office said they were looking for a red volkswagen jetta and released this picture of a similar car to the media. but yesterday we learned they already had the red car with the black hood in custody. >> we had it before monday. and when we realized the public was looking for the car instead of telling us when they'd seen
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the car in the past, we had to put out a clarification that we actually did have the car but looking for information about the car and the driver. >> the sheriff's office says it has about 80 different pieces of video evidence showing the car near lamar's home. we are also hearing from lamar's mother, who shared a letter to her daughters in mother's day. 15-year-old sierra habs missing since marches 16th. san francisco's case against the suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi is becoming more clear. we've learned how mayor ed lee plans to prove mirkarimi violatedth, laws. yesterday the city submitted a supplemental filing in the misconduct case against mirkarimi. documents revealed the city wants the cell phone records of his former campaign manager,
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lynette lane. she is expected of speaking to mirkarimi's wife eliana lopez on the day lopez talked with neighbor about her husband's alleged abuse. the filing accuses haines of then calling that neighbor, ivory madison, to dissuade her from cooperating with police. good morning to you! a live look walnut creek, mostly sunny skies. a nice rebound taking place for inland east bay. along the coast, we're cloudy, fog, even a little drizzle reported right along the beach and it's a cool start there. a westerly breeze at sfo, nine miles per hour. most of us reporting just light winds, calm conditions. concord reporting calm but i did catch a buoy into the -- through the delta showing 20 miles per hour so if you have a breeze in your area, maybe pittsburg neighborhoods concord, could be there and not -- numbers in the 60s already.
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some areas right around rivermore, concord reporting 57. we're looking at upper 50s, low 60s near san jose. 51 in oakland. 50 san francisco. and heading northwest by, light winds 55 in napa. 51 in santa a. under mostly clear skies. on the coastline we're seeing patchy dense fog and it will remain for the morning hours, then we'll have overcast skies for the beaches. giving you a look at satellite radar we've got that ridge of high pressure in place. but this is the system that is bringing us that southerly surge. and this is why we're seeing some of that cloud deck that will remain for your saturday. we've got temperatures in the 60s at the coast. 90s for some of our hottest spots inland and around the bay 70s and 80s so depending on where you like, it take your pick. it's going to be just a range. our temperatures will span anywhere from 25 to 30 degrees by the afternoon. take a look at your afternoon highs, expected for today.
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88 for sonoma. 83 petaluma. 90 clear lake. 70 degrees in sausalito. how about the east bay, 77 in oakland. 79 hayward. upper 80s to near 90 degrees areas around danville, pleasanton, livermore. but expected to hit 91 this afternoon. 88 for san jose. 90 degrees morgan hill. if that's too warm, maybe sunnyvale. 84 degrees. or maybe san mateo, 79. 69 expected in the city for the on. low to mid-60s, a few upper 60s for the coach. the extended forecast, your mother's day, going to be cool and cloudy by the coast. inland going to roll back the temperatures a few degrees. cooler day on monday. and tuesday into wednesday, we'll warm back up. back into the low to mid-80s inland. mid to upper 60s for the coast. back to the desk. controversy over a product connected to the trayvon martin case. what was being sold online to support shooter george zimmerman and how zimmerman's attorney is reacting.
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plus, a water rescue in the bay, the lecture that group of tourists got after their paddleboat was rescued past the golden gate. first the traffic on 280 in san jose. all is god there. i'm looking at the chp traffic incident page now. no major accidents to report this saturday morning. you're watching mornings on 2.
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good morning to you! a live look there at the beautiful start over lafayette
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this morning. mid to upper 50s outside your door. clear weather is finally allowing helicopters to land on an indonesian mountainside where a plane crashed this week. search items have been struggling to retrieve the bodies because of the steep and rugged terrain. 45 people were killed when the jet liner crashed on wednesday. the russian made plane was on a demonstration flight for potential buyers. crews are still looking for the black box recorded to figure out what may have gone wrong. a man from oakley was the one american killed on that fright. 55-year-old peter adler work as a consultant for an indonesian airline. his wife told ktvu news that they had been together since they were 16 years old. >> loved his children a great deal. he would always come home with presents and -- for them, and he just loved them to pieces.
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>> adler leaves behind two children. his son turns 18 today. adler's family is working with the state department to have his body recovered. in australia today thousands of gay right activists marched in support of same-sex marriages. rallies were held in several major cities, including sydney. organizer called it marriage equality national day of action. polls show australians favor gay marriage but the prime minister oppose touchdowns. bills in parliament legalizing same-sex marriages are not expected to pass. president obama's position on same-sex marriage is fueling a record breaking campaign fund- raising romney received $15 million from an event thursday night at the los angeles home of george clooney. and by rights supporters are now adding to his growing war chest. president obama's campaign raised a million and a half dollars in the first 90 minutes following his announcement that
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he supports same-sex marriages. he is also scheduled a fund- raiser at the historic fox theater in redwood city for next wednesday. tickets reportedly start at a thousand dollars apiece. mitt romney and fellow republicans say they will selectively use the president's position on gay marriage against him. they are expected to raise the issue in states that voted to ban same-sex marriages. romney's nationwide message will still focus on the economy and job creation. conservatives add that while president obama has flip- flopped on the issue, rom niece has never navid his opposition so same-sex marriages. in the weekly address, president obama is shifting the focus back to the economy. >> necessary that why we made congress a handy to do list. just like the kind i get from michelle. it's short, but each of the ideas on this list will help create jobs and build a stronger economy right now. >> he outlined a to do list for congress and points include stop giving tax breaks to companies shipping jobs
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overseas, help homeowners refinance their mortgage at lower rates, tax breaks for small businesses at hire more workers e extends tax credits for clean energy companies, and create a job corps for veterans returning from iraq or afghanistan. right now president obama and vice president biden are honoring america's best police officers. show you a live picture now at the ceremony for the national association of police organizations top cops. the white house rose garden. the president is paying tribute to law enforcement officers from across the country and actions for their actions above and beyond the call of duty. representing california are two l.a.p.d. officers who took down this gunman after the he randomly shot at people in hollywood last december. officer kevin cotter was off- duty at the time. detective craig mirexes was on his break. both were in the area when the shooting started. they rushed over without any backup and shot and killed the
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gunman. this afternoon the unity tour ends in washington, d.c. the three day, 300-mile bike ride honors police officers who were killed in the line of duty. the ride also raised money and awareness nor the national law enforcement officers memorial. 60 officers and survivors from the bay area are participating in that ride. william balfour, the man a accused of killing singer jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew is facing life in prison without parole. yesterday hudson and her sister were there as the jury found billion four guilty of all three counts of murder. the verdict was reached after three days of deliberation. after the jury said they were deadlocked 9-3, and the judge urged them to continue until they reached a unanimous decision. >> three of us who just needed to see the picture a little clearer, there were still some holes with gaps that needed to be filled in. >> 31-year-old balfour, the ex- husband of hudson's sister, was also found guilty of four other
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counts that included home invasion. since the state of illinois does not have a death penalty, life in prison without parole is the toughest punishment he can receive. it's being called sick and ridiculous as a way to make money. someone sold trayvon martin's shooting targets. the gun range targets show a hoodie with a bag of skittles and can of ice tea, items he had when he was shot and killed in florida. in online ads for the targets, which were taken down yesterday, the seller said they support zimmerman and believe he shot a thug. zimmerman's attorney calls the targets disgusting. >> it's this type of hatred, because that's what that is -- that is hatemonger, that will make it more difficult to try this case. >> he also says he is worried about how trayvon martin's parents are going to react. an estimated 20,000 people attended a public memorial service for former nfl star junior seau.
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>> one more hand for junior seau. >> he committed is vied at his southern california home earlier this month. many of the fans at the memorial in san diego wore his 55 jersey. he played parts of 20 nfl seasons in the nfl. 13 of those were the chargers. family, friends and former teammates spoke about the impact seau had on their lives. >> don't be sad today. be happy. because junior lives through us. everybody here, everybody that he touched, he lives through us! >> the chargers' president also spoke at the memorial. he said number 55 will never be worn by another chargers player. this week "time" magazine's cover model is speaking out about her controversial picture. >> my hope for doing this is to create the dialogue and perhaps take the stigma way from attachment parenting that is
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clearly mothers are feeling stressed from the attraction they're getting from it. >> jamie lin is the mother who appeared on the cover breast- feeding her three-year-old son. she says she understands the controversy but wasn't aware she should be on the cover until the day before. she said she was breast-fed until the age of 6 and hopes the picture will create an open dialogue. some tourists had to be rescued when their paddleboat was swept out past the golden gate. >> we got past the bridge, and we -- tried to turn around, and the tide was too strong and we were just making no progress coming back in. >> they say they started near chrissy field yesterday and called 911. ktvu had the only news camera overhead and onshore as rescuers saved them. >> we give team that a lecture about life preservers and boeing out there with that boat. the none of them had life preferrers or flotation devices
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except future a poodle. >> and after lecturing the boaters, firefighters returned them close to shore and let them paddle back in. running bicycles from oakland to sacramento in the name of education, what dozens of students, parents and teachers are hoping to accomplish today. >> outside at this hour, fog and low clouds hugging the coast. you can see it it's moved into the bay. a live look in, attempting to give you a like at the south there this mornings. we'll look at what you can expect for your afternoon. 3q
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we're getting word that there is some kind of filming going on the bay bridge right now, and that is slowing down traffic on both the upper and lower decks. as you can tell from this shot, traffic appears to be moving relatively slow, or steadily, in both directions of 80. but chp says it is running traffic breaks, so maybe every 20 or 30 minutes they slow down traffic, they film, and then get going again some if you're headed to san francisco or from san francisco to the east bay, just keep that in mind. the industry that put california on the map is seeing a re surge intense the sierra nevada foothills. a new goldmine is opening for the first time in 50 years. sutter gold mining celebrated the first phase in amadore county. a company invested $30 million to see what is sitting under
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all this mostly unexplored dirt. >> once we are actually underground mining, we'll also have the potential to be exploring from underground. so we are building up this very small town nation. >> sutter gold mining plans it hire about 150 people. it requires it hires local workers the company says it's going to start mining by the end of next year. a good day to grab the pan and see what you can find if you've never done it before. >> fun! >> should be a nice day outside. at least outside of san francisco. it did looking foree in some shots. transamerica seeing the top. >> just the top. it's a shallow marine layer, from 800 feet to a thousand feet, so not going to have impact our inland areas and it's just inside the bay. so oakland starting out with mostly gray skies. giving you a look there. you can see the sunshine on top of that low cloud deck. it's going to burn back. but it will linger at the coast. and we're watching generally light conditions, numbers
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already bouncing back, 60 in san jose. watching just a bit of a breeze here through the delta, westerly wind gusting to 21 miles per hour. so maybe near concord, perhaps picking. some of this. but a southwesterly and south breeze is what we're feeling. this system is what is bringing on the coastal clouds. ites going to migrate closer to the area 3 by tomorrow we'll get a bit of a cooldown. so mother's day, the inland areas my feel a little better along the coastline though, perhaps not a lot of sunshine if this will be your place. 64 degrees for today in pacifica. 70s to low 80s around the bay. inland upper 80s to low 90s. warmer for the valley locations. and there's your extended forecast. as this disturbance moves through, we're not going to see any rain but we will get a cooldown tomorrow. further cooling monday before we rebound tuesday and wednesday. back to you. right now about 170 cyclists are on the road to sacramento. this morning that ride for a reason began in oakland. the riders who do range in age
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from 10 to 75, are trying to raise money for schools and lobby for improved educational funding. so far 50,000 dollars has been raised, all i with is going to go back to north oakland schools. some,000 students will graduate from sonoma state university today. how and why some of those graduates will be protesting the re recipients of honorary degrees. and the deadline for protestors to leave a uc berkeley plot of land. we'll have a live report coming up. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does.
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occupy protestors continue to camp out on uc berkeley land this morning, as they face a 10
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a.m. deadline by university officials. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm protestors have been occupying the land for three weeks. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: the situation could be changing today. about an hour and a half from now, university officials, al beanie city leaders and community members will have a discussion and a meeting on how to turn part of this occupy field into a long-term urban farm. the university told the protestors that if they break down their camp they can also be part of that discussion. and that's what the group here is deciding right now. let's take away that tape for now. show you that there is a discussion going on here right now. the protestors are trying to figure out whether or not they want to accept the university's proposal to take down their camp so they can be part of the planning process for long-term urban farm. protest organizationers told me
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that they've been -- having this discuss since last night and still haven't reached a decision on what they want to do. again, university says if the protestors take down their camp, tents and equipment inside the research field, they can have a seat at the table to help them plan an urban farm. we just spoke to to organizers and they say discussion again is going on since last night. it's going right now. the group here is still talking about it. they haven't decided yet what they're going to do. they say they have concerns about the 10 a.m. meeting the university is hosting. the location is kept a secret. and some of the protestors bottom line say they still dent trust of the university. >> concerned about the transparency of the meeting itself. some folks are concerned about the legal standing, some are being sued so if they went to the meeting they would be implicated, although the university said they would drop charges. we've stein them say that before and not follow through.
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>> and earlier this week, the university locked the gates to the gill track. the research field they were occupying. there are some police officers standing guard behind that gate. however, some of the protestors have stayed inside the fenced off area. they've still have their camp there. and again, this morning they're trying to figure out and decide as a group whether they'll accept the university's proposal to leave by 10 a.m. and be part of the prang process. otherwise the university says if that deadline comes and goes, they will seek other options to force protestors out. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. the city of oakland is asking for help in identifying the people responsible for the vandalism that took place during last week's mayday protests. they broke windows and lit foyers, including torching a police cruiser. the city is asking for people to hand over any video or photos they have which shows
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vandalism. those can be submitted by e- mail or sent to the neighborhood law corps at city hall. the new report or there's a new report that shows the occupy movement is hurting the people it's supposed to protect. and support. the city of los angeles says occupy l.a. has cost teenagers $4.7 and that includes monitoring and evicting protestors and repairing damage to monuments at a nearby park. oakland police are investigating another homicide after a man was killed in the middle of the afternoon. his car came to a stop next to the 106 street offramp the 580 yesterday. police say it appears someone on the sidewalk opened fire, at least 13 bullets were fired with 10 hitting the victim. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the victim's name has not been released and no suspects have been identified. a march is scheduled for this afternoon for a teenager shot and killed by oakland police.
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family and friends of yen-year- old alan blueford also turned out yesterday future a rally at police headquarters. he was shot three times last sunday and relatives are questioning officers' accounts that he was armed and pointed a gun at them. his parents havelied the support of people including mc hammer. his mother says her son wouldn't hurt anyone. >> the biggest smile, had had the most infectious eyes, who could melt my heart and -- my heart is broken! it's broken! this is the most -- [not understandable] >> at 3 p.m. today supporters will march from where he was shot to the east police substation. the police chief did issue a statement. family and friends of oscar grant are angry, no one notified them that the bart officer who shot and killed grant is trying to clear his name and return to law enforcement.
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>> to allow someone back on the force like that would be a disgrace to our community, to our society, and it would be a slap in the face to me and my family. >> in a news conference outside the courthouse, grant's family says it was caught off guard about the appeal filed by johannes mehserle. ktvu has the only tv camera of him going to court wednesday seek to be overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction. the appeals court has 90 days to decide if he loses his attorney says it will go to the california or even the u.s. supreme court. a ceremony will be held at noon today to display a mural remembering oscar grant. revolution cafe in oakland is hosting the event and will house the mural. it was created two years ago and consists of different colored ribbons depicting grant's face. 500 people attended a memorial for a teenager killed
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just weeks from graduation. family and friends accompanied 18-year-old osana futi's casket last night. futi was killed in a fight at a house party in fremont. an 18-year-old man has been charged with his murder. three juveniles are being held as accessories to the crime. amid fears of retaliation, futi's uncle says he's forgives his nephew's killer. >> learn to forgive. [not understandable] >> he was the defensive player of the year in the high school football league. his body will be flown to samoa for burial. the family will receive his diploma neck month. one of victims of les month's yacht accident will receive a college degree today. john did not frahm was one of
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fourey. and protestors plan on attending both. all because of one man. this is a picture of sanford while and his wife. while is the former ceo of city group who retired to wine country before the market collapsed today they will receive honorary degrees. protestors call that an outrage but graduates say they just hope the ceremony doesn't get ruined. >> this is their time. and it just shouldn't be part of the ceremony. >> we'll stand with our becomes to the man. that's all we're doing. it will be silent. there will be no yelling by us, heckling by us, anything
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disruptive. >> protestors say wall street giants like weil are the reason they are facing higher debts and lack of job prospects. this morning republican presidential candidate mitt romney delivered the commencement speech at liberty university, a conservative christian school in virginia. >> you leave liberty with conviction and confidence as your armor. you know what you believe. you know who you are. and you know whom you will serve. [applause] >> romney was expected to stay away from the topic of same-sex marriage, but he did say "marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman." me also talked and his campaign and his hope the economy is going to rebound and provide them with post-graduation jobs. san francisco teachers are one step closer to striking. yesterday the teachers union announced that the first vote to strike passed with a 97% margin. it came after the teachers
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rejected a plan by the district that called for nine furlough cases pin crease in class sizes. the superintendent says this is just the reality of the state budget. we're just as frustrated as they are. we don't create the budget. the budget is handed down by the state of california. this is a california state issue and the state has dumped it on the local school districts. >> there is only three weeks left in the school year and teachers still need to schedule a second strike vote. if it happens during the summer, the strike could happen during the next academic year. good morning to you! another enjoyable day around the bay area. giving you a live look at the bay. low clouds in the area, burning back a little bit. it will burn become to the coast by mid-morning. and then we will watch it sort of linger at the coast for today. so your headlines, sunny inland already, and where we're feeling sunshine, a nice rebound already underway with
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our temperatures at the coast, fog, clouds, even poor visibility could be a little patchy and dense. so take it easy if you have that early morning drive. we'll remain relatively mild and cool at the coast today. a few degrees warmer inland, and then all of us are expected to see a little cooldown for your mother's day. here's the fog forecast just inside the bay. over parts of the north bay, san francisco. by 10, 11:00, it pulls back but it will linger about here. and so we're looking at mostly gray skies for the shores today. the ridge is easy to point out. you can sigh that storm track well north but undercut by this weak system. it's going to many grit to the coast. that is what will bring us the cooling trend in time for mother's day. this morning a few high clouds rolling in and the southerly surge bringing coastal clouds to the coast. 49 degrees san francisco right now. 51 in oakland. low 60s in fairfield. upper 50s concord, low 60s in
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livermore, so easy to see where the sun is shining. 60 degrees under mostly sunny skies in san jose at it time. 83 degrees in the afternoon for petaluma. 83 expected kentfield. 70 degrees in sausalito. beautiful day there. 77 oakland. 79 in hayward. upper 80s to low 90s inland. a few degrees warmer than yesterday. 88 san jose. 89 expected for gilroy. 86 cupertino. the peninsula a great one, 75 san bruno. 84 redwood city. 82 expected mountain view. your extended forecast, the cooling trend i mentioned just a moment ago, mid-80s in the forecast for our inland spots tomorrow, low 60s for the coast with partly to mostly cloudy skies. cooler monday and a warm-up into tuesday and wednesday. hundreds of oregon teenagers are evacuated after their high school catches on fire. police say three students are to blame. the charges they now face. but first let's give you a live look outside at the traffic on the sunol grid in fremont,
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shipping up for a nice day out there in fremont. when we come back we'll talk fire danger, though. time now 8:42. you're watching mornings on 2.
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and estuary, where the skies are clearing. mostly sunny skies over the bay today. this weekend china is homing a disaster drill to mark the anniversary of a deadly earthquake including explosions and emergency workers rushing to burning buildings and learning to pull out survivors. in 2008, a magnitude 7.9 quake hit central china, killing about 85,000 people and leaving five million others homeless. the chinese government found poor construction and lax regulations contributed to that disaster. three teenagers arrested for allegedly burning down part of that are oregon high school. the 15-year-old boys are accused of setting this fire at wood burn high yesterday. 1400 students and teachers had to evacuate. no one was hurt, and classes are going to be held somewhere else next week. the boys will face arson and reckless charges. fire danger up this weekend and cal-fire is getting ready.
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a helicopter practice making water drops yesterday at a base in los gatos. the crew is on immediate response alert. cal-fire says the fire danger is heightened right now because of higher temperatures and stronger winds. cal-fire plans to start bringing in more firefighters for refreshing training starting on monday. economists are calling for more oversight in the wake of the latest banking disaster. j.p. morgan chase reported a trading loss of $2 billion. it was just over three years ago the financial industry almost collapsed and critics say the j.p. morgan chase met proves big banks still do not understand their investment risks. shares of the company closed yesterday down more than 9 points. its credit rating has also dropped. shares of other bank stocks fell as well. facebook frenzy is building up. ahead of what some analysts say is the mosteeringly awaited initial public offering ever. yesterday mark zuckerberg pulled into the crowne plaza hoe tell in palo alto for lunch andon with about 200
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perspective investors. the meeting lasted 45 minutes and 10 people were able to ask the facebook ceo questions about the state of company and its future growth. >> trying to understand what it's worth and i think real business will go someplace, but people trying to figure out what is it worth? we'll make that decision. >> facebook plans to raise $11 billion in its ipo although not official it's expected to go public on friday. a recent move by the governor is creating more controversy over proposition 29, a law that would add one dollar to the cost of cigarettes. >> i'm against smoking, so i thought prop 29 was a good idea -- then i read it. >> on thursday, this doctor was fired from a state panel that identifies toxins harmful to children. five other republicans were also removed. the no on 29 campaign calls it cheap poll particulars but supporters disagree. >> i was delighted and it's
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very appropriate. this woman has been paid for her title has been used for hire, and she's a doctor and has been working for the tobacco companies. >> supporters of prop 29 say dr. porter can no longer be trusted to be the final word or issues regarding children's health. volters are divided on the issue. some say this will help people to stop smoking, while others want to know where that extra tax revenue would go. on monday the san carlos city council considers a presidential at giving more control. the idea is to switch from a city governed by general law to one under legal charter. most california cities adhere to the law. a charter would give the city more control in municipal elections, regulating composition for city employees and negotiating contracts. san carlos voters would still have to vote for the measure. san francisco officials say there's a misprint on the
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ballots for the june 5th election. the mistake is on the tear-off stubs on the ballot. they were incorrectly formatted to read, american independent party. the stubs don't play a role in tally and votes. voters will be informed of the misprint when they receive their ballots at polling places. those who vote by mail will receive a postcard. california teenagers are eating fewer calories than children in other states. about 150 fewer calories a day according to a study. the study says that is because state laws set limits on snack foods in schools, and bans soda and sports drinks from high schools. experts say not consuming that extra 150 calories a day can keep a teenager from gaining an extra 15 pounds over the course of a year. postal workers are teaming up with bay area food banks today. they will be collecting food for the annual stamp out hunger
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food drive. if you want to take part, just leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox and your carrier will pick them up. it is said to be the largest single day effort to combat hunger. the state of new york is dealing with a bear problem. yesterday officials from the state department tranquilized this black bear in new york. the bear fell 40 feet from the tree. but the bear is fine, and was released back into the wild. last week they had to tranquilize and remove another black bear. >> this is nothing we can feel with on our own. tranquilizer is appropriate in this case, which we don't carry. >> officials say the unusually warm weather is to blame for bear's venturing out of the woods and -- forcing them to look elsewhere. giving the gift of life for mother's day. the florida family that has a lot to celebrate this weekend.
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kidney. doctors say wednesday's transplant surgery was a success. >> we are here today, my daughter gave me the gift of life, and she's in my debt forever. >> my mom has given me the most wonderful life. i've never had to want for anything. and this was my way of giving back to her and showing her that i appreciate everything. >> doctors hope both patients will be home tomorrow for mother's day. today is the eighth annual adopt a military mom for mother's day. it's held from 11 to 1 at hotel los gatos. members of the public are invited and spend time with ibm women with a son or daughter serving in the military. since they won't be able to spend the day with their child, it's held for them to share their experiences. the san francisco recreation and parks department is celebrating mother's day with a giveaway tomorrow. they'll give out free flowers to moms who visit some of the gardens in golden gate park. flowers are to be given to the
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first 100 mothers who visit the conservatory of flowers. japanese tea garden or the botanical center. >> if mother's day was today and they're giving away flowers, bring the jackets because it's foggy. tomorrow though 50-50? >> yes, looks like a partly cloudy, maybe mostly cloudy. not a nice day for maybe the drive along the coast. oh, well, we'll have to wait and see. but we're looking at this trend to continue. we've got a system that will sweep across the area sunday into monday, cooling us back. today we will be a little warmer inland and along the coast we've got low clouds you can see. this morning at this hour, 50s and low 60s along the coast. 60s and 70s as we head into your 10:00 hour. by noontime even a few low 80s out there for the inland spots. you can see right around livermore, and then the further you are away from the coast, the hotter you're going to be. areas around antioch, livermore, gilroy for the
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afternoon, perhaps a few low 90s. winds light, 77 degrees and then slipping back into the 60s so bring along at light sweater or hoodie. extended forecast is we talked about, a little cooling trend for tomorrow. the inland areas becoming more comfortable. maybe a little drizzle and low 60s in the forecast there. cooler on monday. warmer tuesday and wednesday. back to you. the a's are now a game over .500. oakland bats game alive last night against the tigers. in the 6th, it was hot hitting! the former tiger with the 3-run dinger. 4 home runs and 16 ribbies in the last five games in the 7th inning, it's reddick again, going deep. this time it's a 3-run shot. a's win, 11-4. first pitch tonight, 5:05. the arizona diamondbacks have
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the giants' number. cabrera gave the giants their only offense last night in the first inning. the diamondbacks tied the game in the third and took the lead in the 5th. it's 2-1 arizona here. next batter at the plate, that's paul goldschmidt. it's 4-1 d-backs. they would go on to win nature ninth straight game over the giants, 5-1. a six-year-old little leaguer has done something that is only being done 15 times in major league baseball. ross turned an unassisted triple play. he caught a pop-up, stepped on third base for another out, and then tagged a runner coming from second. ross is an avid baseball fan. he watches sports center every day, and now he is watching himself on sports center. great play! the deadline is now just over one hour away.
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the deadline is now one hour away from occupy protestors to leave uc berkeley land, what the school says they will give them in return. a deadly night in san francisco. the two shootings that left two men dead in less than three hours. and cracking down on prosecution and other rhymes crimes in oakland. the three things being done right now! good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it's saturday, may 12th. bay area enjoying another nice weekend. let's get over to rosemary and a quick look at your forecast. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning to you! ridge of high pressure in place bringing warmer conditions to the inland spots. we've guilt a weak system offer the south coast that is bringing low clouds, fog even a little drizzling to the coast this morning. and that's what is going to set the stage for what we will see for today.
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along the coast 60s, with partly to mostly cloudy skies. right inside the bay. very comfortable, 70s to low 80s once again. but the further inland you go, the hotter you'll being a few degrees warmer than yesterday. the clock is ticking down for occupy protestors who took over a research farm area belonging to uc berkeley. the school ordered deadline is now less than an hour away. and ktvu allie rasmus is live where occupiers are meeting to decide their next move. >> reporter: that meeting just wrapped up a short time ago. and university told the protesters they wanted to make a deal. the deadline to accept the deal is an hour from now at 10:00. and here was the proposal basically at the university offered them. they said if the protestors broke down their camp and left this research field, then the university would give them a seat at the table to discuss creating a long-term urban farm
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on this research trek called the gill trek. this is where occupy the farm has been for the last three weeks. and protestors say their grow is to create a public community farm here. so it seems like both sides would be in agreement, but there were some issues about how to resolve the situation. so you had this meeting about whether to accept the university's proposal, which is -- what did you decide at that meeting? >> that the meeting what we decided is we are going to and we've always said the encampment was not permanent, and we are take the encampment off the land. we're sawing we don't need the encampment but also we don't need the uc and we're not going to participate in the process the uc laid out. so we're not attending the meeting either. the seats will remain empty. and the reason is that the uc is not been a good steward to this land. uc controlling and supervisors for the land for decades meant
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it's been sex offenders off and not a single member of the public and community has been able to set foot on the land. >> the meeting at 10:00 with the university of officials, community members, that meeting the topic of which is supposed to be discuss how to create a long-term urban farm here and a the that meeting university said they would let protestors come if they break down the camp but you're saying you're going to break down the camp? we're breaking down the camp and having our own meeting some our meetings are open and democratic and the public is welcome to attend and the uc has been invited and haven't come to the lasts four meetings that we've held. they haven't had a representative , the public has not expressed concerns the uc expressing about the farm. >> but there won't be -- a confrontation here [audio not understandable] >> we don't want there to be a
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confrontation. we're going to be maintaining a presence outside, and we're in no way say that we are giving up access to the plan so we want -- [audio not understandable] to water the crops, to plant here. we just don't need to camp here to do that anymore. >> thank you very much. it sounds hike protestors will take down their camp but they'll continue their efforts to create a long-term urban farm and don't want to work with the university. we'll see what happens in the days ahead. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. in another demonstration on the uc berkeley campus, people were cited for trespassing. we were not allowed in as a group of people including some students helped a sitdown demonstration last night. those were in the admission
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offices at spirale hall. protestors demanded more student diversity, and those not student were order today stay away for the next to week. a bomb square rattled nerves in san francisco overnight. police were called after someone reported a suspicious package on spear street. police say the package turned out to be a suitcase that had been left neat the embarcadero under the bay bridge at 11:40 last night. officers shut down nearby streets and called out the bomb squad to inspected the suitcase. turned out to be empty and the area was reopened to traffic at 2:30 this morning. two shootings in san francisco have left two men dead and one woman injured. it was 9:30 last night when police were called to turk and laguna streets, a 54-year-old man died at that scene. a 27-year-old woman was shot in the leg. she is expected to survive. witnesses say the gunman got into a car and sped off. two hours before that, police
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say a 24-year-old man was shot. two men shot him multiple times. there's no word of arrests in either of those cases. a city of oakland is cracking down on prostitution and the crimes that come with it. as part of a comprehension of strategy, police have increased patrols on a stretch of international boulevard. they have also installed about half of 20 new security cameras and are encouraging residents to keep an eye out. the d.a.'s office is also getting involved by working the shutdown two hotels it says allow illegal sex trade on their property. >> this is something that is vitally important, especially this community. and this community is really engaged and is doing everything they can to do their part, which is what we ask the community to to do. so we center to do our part. >> yesterday members of the community, police officers and mayor quan held a rally and march in the area. they say they are all committed to the new effort to keep the streets and their children safe. sheriff's investigators are trying to figure out what
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killed a man whose body was found in a bus stop in santa rosa last night. passersby found the victim on todd road, not far from the tower mart. a grown volunteers are searching for missing morgan hill teenager sierra had mar. at the same time santa clara county sheriff's deputies are clearing up confusion over evidence they have collected. earlier this week, the sheriff's office said it had identified a red volkswagen jetta connected to herrities appearance and released this picture of a similar car to the media. but yesterday we learned they already had the red car with the black hood in custody. >> had it before monday, and when we realized the public was looking for the car instead of telling us when they had seen the car in the past we had to put out a clarification we did have the car but looking for information about the car and the driver. >> the sheriff's office says it has about 80 different pieces of video evidence showing the car near lamar's home.
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we are also hearing from lamar's mother, who released a letter she wrote to her two daughters for mother's day. the end of the letter says -- 15-year-old sierra has been missing since march 16th. right now the first of two graduation ceremonies at sonoma state is getting underway. both of those ceremonies are expected to be attended by protestors. this is a picture of stanford weil and his wife. weil is the former ceo of citigroup who retired to wine country just before the bankings collapse. today they're expected to receiver honorary degrees protestors calling that an outrage because they say wall street giants such as weil are the reason they're facing higher debt and lack of job prospects. good morning to you!
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a mostly sunny start over san jose. a few high clouds drifting in. these associated with the system that will bring us a bit of cooling for your mother's day as well as monday. today going to be warmer inland, but that system also helping to bring become that marine layer. and that's what we'll be dealing with for your saturday. the winds generally light although i'm picking a little bit of gust near concord this morning. so if it's breezy outside your door, isolated area this. 55 degrees in oakland. 53 san francisco. our temps ranging from low 50s to low 60s, where we're seeing the sunshine, warming into the low 60s, san jose. 59 degrees right now in redwood city. low 60s livermore and concord. upper 50s, under partly to mostly clear skies in napa as well as santa rosa now at 56 degrees. the winds generally light for today. and again we are expecting that fog to really linger near the coast. even waking up with patchy dense fog at this hour. and it is going to be a tough visibility along the stretch of highway one over the next hour or so. we have the clouds again, then
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associated with in system so while we have a ridge of high pressure, this is undercutting that hinge are bringing in the few high clouds and eventually bringing us a cooldown for sunday. for today, the coastal fog will remain cool to mild, similar to friday. our inland spots will be a few degrees warmer, around the bay. mild to warm with temperatures very similar to friday. afternoon highs expected, 83 for petaluma, 82 san rafael. 70 sausalito. upper 70s for the east bay. upper 80s to low 90s inland east bay. head into the santa clara valley, it will be a warm day. 88 san jose. 90 degrees morgan hill and the peninsula a mild to warm one as well. 75 san bruno. 84 redwood city. 87 this afternoon in palo alto. 69 degrees and the city for the afternoon. widespread 60s for the coast. your extended forecast on to mother's day, slightly cooler, a nice little break for inland areas, mid-80s in the forecast there. low 60s with mostly cloudy
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skies for the coast. a little cooler on monday, and then a rebound on tuesday. back to you. this morning boston university is mourning the loss of three students killed while studying abroad in new zealand. and controversy over a product connected to the trayvon martin case. what was being sold online to support shooter george zimmerman and how his attorney is reacting. look at that mess! that is the by bridge toll plaza. we don't usually see that on a saturday morning. david stevenson said he was on the bridge earlier and there's a lot of filming going on, for a movie and chp running traffic breaks. we're not sure if that's the cause of this mess. but certainly if you are headed into the city, it is going to be slow. your time is 8:12. this is mornings on 2. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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good morning to you! a live look there at the bay. mostly sunny skies. you can see just a finger of fog there but sunshine bouncing off the water. what a great shot! new this morning, three boston university students have died after a car crash in new zealand. five others were also injured in the accident and one other is in critical condition. it happened when their car drifted to the side of the road near the north island city. the driver overcorrected and
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the car then flipped. the students were in new zealand has part of a study abroad program. clear weather is finally allowing helicopters to land on an indonesian mountainside where a plane crashed this week. search teams struggling to retrieve the bodies because of a steep and rugged terrain. 45 people were killed economy a jetliner crashed on wednesday. crews are still looking for the black box recorder to try to figure out what went wrong. a man from oakland was the only american killed on the flight. 55-year-old peter adler work at a consultant for an indonesian airline. his wife told ktvu news they have been together since they were 16 years old. >> loved his children a great deal. he would always come home with presents and for them -- and he just loved them to pieces.
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>> adler leaves behind two children, his son turns 18 today. the family is now working with the state department to have his body recovered. the man accused of murdering singer jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew man found guilty. yesterday they thanked prosecutors and the jury. the verdict was reached after three days of deliberation. it came after the jury said they were deadlocked 9-3, and the judge urged them to continue until they reached a unanimous decision. >> three of us who just needed to see the picture a little clearer, there were still some holes or some gaps that needed to be filled in. >> 31-year-old william balfour was found guilty of three counts of murder and four other counts that include home invasion. since illinois does not have a death penalty, he will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. it's being called a sick way to make money.
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someone sold trayvon martin shooting targets. they show a hoodie and also a bag of kittles and can of ice tea, items he had when he was shot and killed by george zimmerman in sanford, florida. in ads for the targets, which were taken down yesterday, the seller says she support zimmerman and believe he shot a thumbing zimmerman's attorney calls the targets disgusting. >> it's this time of hatred, that is hatemonger, that is going to make it more difficult to try this case. >> he also says he is worried about how trayvon martin's parents are going to react. in the race for the white house, president obama will spend this weekend in washington, but there's not much time to relax before he returns to the campaign trail. he spent yesterday in nevada, one of the most economically depressed areas of the country. president obama sat down with a reno couple who benefitted from a home loan financing program. when he took office, one in
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every 76 homes was in foreclosure. this spring neville proved to one in every 301 homes. the state still has the second worst foreclosure rate in the nation. the president's position on same-sex marriage is fueling a record-breaking campaign fund- raising run. he received $15 million from an event thursday night at the los angeles home of george clooney. and gay rights supporters are adding to his growing war chest. president obama's campaign raised a million and a half dollars in the first 90 minutes following his announce and that he supports same-sex marriages. he also scheduled a fund-raiser at the fox theater in redwood city for next wednesday. and tickets for that event reportedly start at $1,000 apiece. this morning republican presidential candidate mitt romney also reiterated his beliefs on the issue of same- sex marriage. >> marriage is a relationship between a one man and one woman. [cheering]
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>> romney was delivering a commencement speech at liberty university in virginia. the largest christian college in the world. his remarks drew a loud applause. republicans will use president obama's position on gay marriage against him. meanwhile, romney is receiving help from a former rival. newt gingrich is going to stump for romney over the next few weeks. gingrich, who represented georgia in congress, will speech on behalf of romney at the g.o.p. convention next weekend and campaign together in las vegas at the end of the month. an estimated 20,000 people attended a public memorial service for former nfl star juno seau. he committed suicide at his southern california home this month. many of the fans at the memorial in san diego wore his number 55 jersey. he played 20 seasons in the nfl, 13 of them with the
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chargers. family, friends and former teammates spoke about the impacts seau had on their lives. >> don't be sad today. be happy. because junior lives through us. everybody here, everybody that he has touched, he lives through us! >> the chargers' president also spoke at the memorial and said number 55 will never be worn by another chargers player. tourist had to be rescued are when paddle boeing of boat was swept out past the golden gate. >> we got past the bridge, and we -- >> tried to turn around and the tide was just too strong and we were just making no progress coming back? >> that group started near chrissy field and did have to call 911. ktvu had the only news cameras overhead and onshore as rescuers saved them. >> we gave in. a lecture and life preservers and being out there with that
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kind of boat. none of them had life preservers or flotation devices, except for a poodle. >> after they got that lecture, firefighters got them back closer to shore so they could pad owl back in. it's a daring attempt, practice has begun for a highwire walk over niagra falls. a summer-like pattern taking shape for your saturday. live look outside our doors this morning from the north bay. you can see it the low marine layer spilling over the hills. we'll look at the numbers expected for your area.
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tents and they are going to leave that encampment in al boonie. the university offered protestors a chance to discuss the future use of that land if they moved out before this 10:00 deadline, which again looks like they're going to do. but occupiers say even though they'll leave, they're not going to take part in that meeting and that decision process, instead as a statement they're going to leave an empty chair at the uc discussion table. but again we have been told this morning by those protestors that they are going to pack up and go. high walking daredevil will attempt to walk over niagra falls. he took his first steps on his two inch wide wire thursday. before beginning practice at the casino. for the next several days he is going to be practicing that highwire walk 50 feet up. >> about building confidence in me so i know when i get out
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there, i've experienced that before. i felt that before and i'm more than prepared for it. but agree underconfident is very dangerous. >> earlier this week, during a warm-up walk over the harbor, he slipped and the audience gasped. there were some questions about whether it was a genuine slip or one that was just for show. he plans to walk over niagra falls on june 15th. right now 170 cyclists are pedalling to sacramento. we were there this morning as ride for a reason began in oakland. the riders who range from 10 to 75 are doing this to raise money for schools and lobby for improved educational funding. so far 50,000 dollars has been raised, all of which will go back to north oakland schools. tour of california begins in the bay area tomorrow. stage one in santa rosa tomorrow morning beginning at 10:50. stage two starts in san francisco on monday, and will go through dal a city, pacifica
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and half moon bay. stage three set for tuesday in san jose and for the very first time in the history of this race, cyclists will be going up mount diablo. santa rosa cyclists leave -- says he will compete in the race is. he broke his leg on april 1, when he was hit by a car while training. he has won the race three times. today is ticket saturday, and one lucky viewer is going to win two tickets to the earthquake premiere party at the california academy of sciences. party on the barberie coast celebrates the opening of the new brand-new earthquake exhibit and planetarium show. it's friday, may 25th at 7 p.m. and for your chance to win, all you have to do is go to ktvu.com, before midnight, and put in the secret word tremors. >> tremors! will be fun. let's go to rosemary and check on that saturday forecast one last time. >> yes, coastal clouds expected to linger through today. mostly sunny elsewhere and look at the gradient. 25 to 30 degrees spans from the
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coast inland, inland we'll see it a few degrees of warming today, even some of us pushing him in along the coast 60s in the forecast. tomorrow going to be a little cooler, mostly cloudy skies for the coast, partly cloudy elsewhere. the numbers rolling back just a bit. monday looks to be the coolest day. then we warm up again tuesday into wednesday. >> can't wait. >> thank you. that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu. we're bringing you major league baseball. we're always here for you at ktvu.com, and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. have a beautiful start to this mother's day weekend! does your phone give you all day battery life ?
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