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a national day of action for trayvon martin, a series of events, rule his taking place across the country today. we'll tell you about the vigils happening here in the bay area later today. >> trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> and for the first time since the verdict president obama addresses issues about race in america. >> more trouble for the bay bridge. the construction problems.
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ktvu news starts right now. good morning, everyone, welcome to mornings on 2, it is saturday july 20th. >> let's get you right over to rosemary. let's look how it's shaping up this weekend. >> eventually today will be a warmer day. i think today is going to be the warmest day as we get to and through the morning hours. we've got clouds along the coastline and the bay. and temperatures are similar to how they look and a few degrees of warming especially in the inland areas. we do have a cool down coming as early as tomorrow. i'll have the numbers for you coming up. >> rallies from coast to coast, protests in the acquittal of george zimmerman. organizers are calling their nationwide demonstration. and those are live pictures of la a rally getting under way in
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capitol heights in maryland. they're preparing for that rally. there are protests in hundreds of other cities, including new york and miami and los angeles. the bay area will take front and center. there are rallies and vigils throughout the day. we're live in san francisco, alex said it's about to be in two hours. >> reporter: this is one week after the not guilty verdict came down. there will be a series of demonstrations in honor of trayvon martin. it will be outside the federal building in san francisco. this event in particular organized by the national action network, it's a civil rights group headed by al sharp ton. there will be similar justice for trayvon and martin's mother sybrina fulton will be appearing at a rally in new york. they're calling for a federal investigates into the shooting
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of unarmed teenager. in the meantime several rallies are planned in oakland throughout the day today. some business owners are bracing for another day of protests. they're anticipating more vandalism as we saw during several heated demonstrations last weekend. nine protestors are arrested by oakland police. they're putting all investors on duty trying to keep control of the crowds. >> i am optimistic they won't be as violent or tumultuous as they were last week. >> they'll get help during today's demonstration. the alamada sheriff's office will have deputies in case things change today. the event will happen in san francisco starts two hours from now, at 9:00 this morning in
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front of the federal building on seventh street. we're live alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> here's a rundown. the protests of the san francisco federal building begins at 9:00 this morning. a similar demonstration will be held at noon at 2:00. community and religious groups will honor trayvon martin with a service in vallejo and a candlelight vigil for trayvon martin and other people shot to death will be at 7:30 tonight. >> a demonstration last night was an example of a rally that was kept in check. an estimated 200 people marred from downtown to bart station where officer grant was shot and killed in 2009. there are parallels of what happened to grant and trayvon
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martin. >> we don't want any violence, we want justice for trayvon martin. >> some officers marred with riot helmets and they documented it with a digital camera. >> why it's strikeing a notify in the african american community. >> when trayvon martin was first shot, i said this could have been my son. another way of saying that trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> it was a surprise he made an unscheduled appearance before white house reporters, he commented publicly since last saturday's verdict. he talked about being followed in department stores and other prejudices he had growing up. he questioned whether florida's
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stand your ground law prevents or incites crime. we talked to young african american they all echoed the sentiments of the president and being victims of racial profiling. one person said he was suspected of shoplifting when he was followed around by a store worker and he was detained by police on suspicion of burglary. he was cleared in both instances. >> racial profiling is still there, it's more subtle than blatant. >> he hopes the president's comments will spark dialogue on race relations in america. >> we'll have continuing coverage of today's national day of actions throughout the morning. you'll find an extended clip to the reaction under the hot topic section of our website. the mother of a girl killed this weekend, the mother has
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not stopped crying since her death. she was told over the phone her daughter had been shot and killed. she was sleeping over at a friend's home when someone fired through the front door of the children killing her and wounding two other children and a grandmother. alicia's family called her lady bug. >> i don't feel that the person who took her life should be roaming the street and get to be free when i don't get any more days to spend with my baby. >> oakland police are hoping that witnesses and surveillance video will help them find the shooter. this marks the one year anniversary of the aurora shooting in colorado. james holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others. the shooting took place during a mid night screening of the batman film, the dark night
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rises. he pled not guilty by insanity. his trial is set to begin next friday. on the eve of the anniversary, the rallies were held targeting gun violence. >> some day there will be peace, some day the lore record of those memories will be placed with feelings of joy and hope that this is lessening. >> victims and family shooting tragedies of aurora called for gun control and they held a counter rally nearby. >> it's a tragedy about what happened in aurora that we had to have rememberances like that. if one person in that theatre had a concealed carry, james holmes would have been dead. >> it was sponsored by mayors against illegal guns. the movement began last week in the site of newtown,
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connecticut. >> an italian court has convicted five employees of manslaughter. in january of last year, the coast of concord i can't hit a reef near tuscan and nearly sank. they're sentences ranged from one to three years. the ship's captain is on trial foreman slaughter. he's accused of causing the accident and abandoning the ship with thousands of people still on board. there's construction on the bay bridge, this time on the western span. they put in shock absorbers and more than a third have leaked lubricant. cal trance is being questioned whether it ordered the right shocks to begin with. repairs could cost $13 million estimated. >> fog along the coast, today may be a different story? more of the same for the coastline. that ridge of high pressure is
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going to bring a warmup to our inland communities, around the coast and the bay. the temperatures are similar to what we woke up yesterday. we're giving you a look at the gray sky over the oakland estuary, across the bay. we have overcast skies once again. the marine layer 100 feet, a lot of what we were like yesterday. this ridge of high pressure is bringing warmer air into the community for your saturday afternoon. as i get in just a little closer, there's what i'm talking about. it's headed to the north bay, area like napa, san rafale, and berkeley, hayward and we got mostly sunny skies in areas like san la money, danville, concord this morning, and into saratoga, sunnyvale you are covered in gray as well. right along the shoreline it
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will remain this way for today. patches for the coastline this afternoon. it continues all the way through the delta this morning. it is reported, the wind for 17 miles per hour. that will help us for those who don't care for the heat. the air will warm up and temperatures will edge up a few degrees in most cases. 56 in concord, 56 in napa and in sfo and low 50s in santa rosa. as i get into the east bay, i mentioned the marine layer 1500 feet. you get above that marine influence, mount diablo 78 degrees. it's a warm one up there. it will translate into a warmer day. afternoon highs for today 88 for santa rosa, 78 degrees for sauce lee tow. we have 95 -- sausalito.
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84 san jose, and 82 sunnyvale. for most of it will be comfortable, 80 degrees palo alto, 77 san mateo. a lot like yesterday, just a degree or two warmer for your afternoon today. there's your look at the extended forecast. we see subtle cooling as early as tomorrow. temperatures will continue to fall monday, tuesday and then a slight rebound as we get into midweek wednesday. on monday, an interesting term with high clouds moving into the area. i'll have your lunchtime numbers coming up. >> severe weather hits the city. >> what happened inside a bar after major flooding. and plus who had to be rescued? >> the one man push to stop
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same sex marriage. a hold should be put on weddings in california. >> the bridge, this fog should clear out later today. no problems on the roads to report right now. but, we'll keep you informed here always on mornings on 2. mom...
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it looks like it could be a tough drive across the bay bridge this morning shrouded in fog for this afternoon. 60s in the forecast for the city. >> more severe thunderstorms and high winds are expected in loss vague as today. las vegas today. there's been major flooding for the las vegas strip. the national weather service said several buildings were
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struck by lightning. meanwhile a bar in las vegas, check out what's happening in that ceiling. that bar had to be evacuated after the water came through. the bars inside treasure island and that left water gushing into the dance floor in the bar and no one was hurt and it's expected to be reopened today. >> a woman has died from falling out of the tallest roller coaster in the world. it happened yesterday in arlington texas. a spokesperson from the park, she died while on the giant roller coaster. witnesses say she fell out during the ride. >> the ride has been closed until investigators determine her cause of death. >> at the same time authorities are investigating an accident at an amusement park in ohio.
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it rolled backward in a hill and all several people were hurt, seven people, several people weighedded in the water to help those passengers out. the ride is temporarily closed. a new york woman is being accused of fraudulently collecting half a million dollars for a fund set up for the boston marathon bombing victims. she claims she suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack. they determined she may not have even been in boston at the time of the bombings. they're trying to recover the money and return it to the fund. >> they're reaching out to the family of the asiana flight victim hit and killed by a fire truck. they've requested to have sit down meetings with the family. they want to bring her home soon. >> i think the family and maybe
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their attorney will just talk to the coroner's office about the next step. >> yesterday san mateo's core nor said she survived the crash and died with blunt force injuries from a vehicle that hit her outside the plane. she was lying on the ground and may have been struck by more than one fire fighting rig. >> we're two weeks away from the strike. the two sides are not sounding optimistic about signing a deal. station agents and engineers are saying they're frustrated that the chief negotiator won't be available from july 29th. talks this week can go ahead as planned. there's a one-stop push from county clerk. he's asked the supreme court to
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put a hold on same sex marriages. california attorney general issued a statement about the clerk's filing. it says in part the federal injunction is in effect and it requires the county to perform same sex marriages, no exception. we've learned helen thomas has died. she was in the front row for presidential conferences she covered ten presidents. president obama shared cupcakes when she turned 89 and the president turned 48. she retired 2010 after making controversial comments about jewish people. she was 92 years old. the city of richmond is suing one of his council man let his property turned into a junk yard. he could be find for $3500 for
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noncompliance and could be held responsible for legal costs. city officials say the property is filled with rusted out cars and oil drums and other hazardous materials. they hope to replace graph feat with murals. it was started by an oakland high school teacher. many of his people used to be a grafitti person. >> how do you turn them how around. >> honestly speaking it changes young people's lives around violence. >> he's received a grant to help students paint over grafitti. the program is a win-win situation for everyone. >> nearly 200 volunteers in san francisco will be working together to clean up their
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neighborhoods. they scheduled the tribute to noble peace prize winner nelson mandela. they'll go and clean up grafitti, pick up litter and clean up weeds. they've been celebrating since the president turned 9 an on thursday. he's still in the hospital fighting a lung infection and according to his doctors he's steadily improving. >> a four-year-old boy and his dog get locked in a hot car. the negotiations to get him out. >> open the door. open it up. >> there they are trying to get him out. we'll tell you how long it took officers to get those doors open. >> and the heatup continues in our area as well. we'll have a look where we'll be the hottest and what you can expect in your neighborhood coming up.
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>> pull it up. for 30 minutes police in southern california worked a cokes, a 4-year-old boy out of a hot car. a woman locked her son and her dog in the car. the officers tried a different approach. >> try that lever up there the black one, the other one. all right you did it! >> what's your name. >> logan! >> way to go! >> after he finished the button to open the doors, he was able to jump out of the car. he told police that he was found, but the car was starting to get pretty hot. >> that heat wave is scorching the east coast and leading to cases of heat exhaustion. the jersey city medical center in new jersey has seen an increase in heat related calls,
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on average 25 to 30 people a day are being treated for heat exhaustion. >> a lot of times with the heat being so high and with the human it people are feeling weak, nauseous and passing out. >> it feels like 106 in new york city, but that didn't keep people from standing in line to visit the rain room, you can walk and see the rainstorm and to get a cronut, a cross between a cross santa and a doughnut. >> it's not quite 100 disease today. >> it's barely missing the mark in most cases. for most of us it will be a beautiful day. if you like it hot, head to the inland valleys, that's where we're going to be heating up once again.
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this is a monsoon al moisture that will work its way toward the bay. it's hot inland, and it's partly to mostly closely around the bay. it will be in the upper 90s inland. we may see an increase on monday come our way. a and for some that are sensitive to the humidity it may feel humid in your neighborhood. we'll be tracking that for you. temperatures in the 50s, mid upper 60s around the bay. upper 80s for the warmest locations by the lunch hour. upper 70s for the bay area, 90s for the spots, it will be in the 0s for today. temperatures cool as early as today. we'll continue to drop monday and tuesday and. back to you. >> after a successful season on the cord, ticket season holders
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are booming. the new sales come with a 20% increase in prices. the warriors have 13600 season ticket holders. it's the second biggest total in the league. the girls are looking for bay area women who can show off their dance skills on the basketball court. the auditions begin in oakland. walk ins are available with a registration fee of $25. >> all right your time now is 727 and a vallejo man is custody this morning after he said he chased children off with a ma cheat. the stand-off with -- ma chety. >> a man who assault add girl inside a bay area bookstore. >> a national action day in honor of trayvon martin. we'll talk about the events
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a call for justice on this day of action, police try to keep protests from getting out of hand. ike mike me beck. >> and i'm claudine won.
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protests are going on to protest about the george zimmerman acquittal. we have live coverage in san francisco where the protests are about to begin in 09 minutes. >> after weeks of demonstrations over the not guilty verdict there will be a series of rallies over the national day of action and later on in honor of trayvon martin there will be a vigil held out here outside of the federal building outside of san francisco in seventh street. this was devised by the national action network. it's headed up by al sharp ton. there will be vigils held in 100 cities across the country today n new york martin's mother sybrina fulton will be appearing there with reverand
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sharp ton. they'll be watching him and they're calling for a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of martin, the teenager killed in florida. there will be several rallies going on in oakland throughout the day. many of the downtown business owners are bracing for protests and vandalism. they are keeping plywood on their windows anticipating there could be problems as they saw last weekend. nine protestors were arrested by oakland police and now the department are putting all available officers on duty to keep control of the crowds later today and they'll be getting help from neighboring agencies. >> to make sure that nobody is injured, to keep the peace, to prevent vandalism and any other crimes that take place. the alamada sheriff's
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office will have its deputies to come in to oakland and step out if the protests turn violent today. it happens outside of the federal building and there will be other events in oakland and the vigil for trayvon martin begins l.a. hour and a half from now, at 9:00 outside the federal building in san francisco. we're live in morning in stand fran alex savage channel 2 ktvu news. >> the department is well short of complying with court ordered reform. the oakland police department is making a slight improvement, the monitor says the department has completed more than half of the 51 reforms that were agreed upon back in 2003 to settle a police corruption scandal. the mayor and the interim police chief are making changes but he believes the former
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chief not doing enough when he was the leader of the force. authorities in alamada are looking for two men tried to rob a place on thursday night. the deputy killed one man and wounded the other. they believe the same two men may have robbed the same store last week. the store owner says he plans to install more security cameras. a man allegedly armed with a machete, he got a report that he was chasing kids at the park. a 70 minute stand off followed. they used bullets and a flash bang to get him to surrender. he was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. >> this happened on june 23rd, an assault on a girl in a bookstore. investigators are just
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releasing details of the crime. this surveillance video shows the moments before and after a man in his 50s exposed himself and inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl. >> never let your kids go to the bathroom alone. sometimes i think your kids are old enough going to the bathroom. i did that too, you can't anymore. they released this picture of the suspect. they got into a dirty black or four-door gray car. anyone who sees him is asked to call police. police say the boy was rideing a skate board and lost control and hit a light pole. he was not wearing a helmet. a five-year-old boy was bit
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the leg by a snake. the boy who was the brother went into the bushes and apparently stepped on the snake. >> before the paramedics it was swelling and bruising and it didn't look very good. >> the boy received antivenom in the hospital and is expected to be released today. snakes are more active in the hot weather so they're urging people to ask where they step especially in the dry grassy areas. and with a view in the park made his debut in the park today. it marked the 25th year. new this year a $15 admission. more than a dozen san jose police officers and twice as many private security guards. last year's concert was cancelled after a stabbing several years before.
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>> we have this great event for everybody to be a part of. >> we are trying to find a new model. if it works, we'd like to bring it back for another 25 years. >> this year it was larger and it was fenced up. the crowd was smaller. there were no incidents. park officials have decided to make it an annual event. a crowd of 3500 people filled the amphitheatre. only one citation was handed out during that concert and it raised $135,000 for the state park. they're planning another event next year. a house fire in san jose, that fire started near mill brook elementary school. they reported two homes on fire. a gas meter broke off of one of the houses feeding the flames. so far the cause of that fire is unknown, no one was injured.
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the threat of thunderstorms in southern california have firefighters concerned about a growing wildfire. the lieutenant governor declared a state of emergency which is burning near palm springs. it's only 25% contained. another 700 homes have been evacuated. 6,000 people have spent throw days in mandatory evacuation centers. six cars, six homes and a commercial building have been destroyed. another fire is burning out of control on i5 on the grapevine in southern california. it's threatening to shut down the highway, a major artery between southern and northern california. it may have been sparked by a big rig on the highway. fire prevention costs residents
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an extra $650. they say they want a ruling to approve their lawsuit against the state. the judge has taken the case under submission and says he'll deliver a written ruling. fire is a concern in the bay area, northern california especially when temperatures warm up rosemary as they will today and tomorrow. >> you're right. it's hotter than yesterday by a few degrees. outside our doors we're giving you a a look at mount diablo. it will be moderate. the marine layer is 1500 feet. ato the mount diablo it is 81 degrees. the ridge of high pressure is strengthening and continuing our warmup here. especially inland communities. if you have the influence of onshore breezes, you're going to be comfortable. this is typical for our summer pattern. for today we're waking up with the fog inside the bay.
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santa rosa visibility half a mile. it kind of helps to pinch that fog closer to the ground and bring us pour visibility. for the afternoon, three to six degrees warmer, especially for our inland communities. we're waking up with gray skies, santa rosa, and san jose hugging the coastline, it's present in the liver more, we'll have sunshine soon enough without that peel back, the next hour or too along the coastline, it could remain most of the day with partly to mostly cloudy skies expected. it's a lot like yesterday and as we know when it blows through it actually helps to well, control that heat a little bit. so, today you're going to be warm once again, but we'll keep you from reaching 100 degrees. 56 in napa, 56 in oakland. we're sorting of holding
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steady, 55 at belmont, our temperatures will turn around in the next hour, afternoon highs for today mid-80s in petluma. around the water it's mid-70s, mid-70s for alamada. 84 for you san jose. along the peninsula in the afternoon 44, and 68 if you're going to play in san francisco. the southern cool down begins tomorrow, even cooler on monday, tuesday, wednesday, high clouds move in on monday, outside of that it looks to be a quiet pattern, temperatures around the bay remaining in the 70s. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers coming up. >> thank you. a man is arrested after they say he stole a bus. they were able to track the bus to monteca.
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they took the driver into custody. the suspect had knowledge of how to operate those buses. the bus route that runs from napa to the ferry terminal, route 11 will no longer every 45 minutes, but will run 90 minutes. route 10 will run 30 minutes, but will have a new schedule to make stops. this comes in part because of the traffic congestion in the southern part of the country. they're allowing for a second bridge to be built. by the tend of 2014, that stretch of highway 24 will have two more lanes. it's under budget and ahead of schedule. hundreds of sat scores
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invalidated. a kid tortured and abused. person who is responsible. it's looking great in both directions on this morning. as are on the road and giants will be playing tonight.
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well, as we've been telling you happening now rallies, nationwide to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman. one of the biggest demonstrations right now is in miami, the father of trayvon martin is in miami to take part
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in the rallies. again what you're looking at right now, just one of hundreds taking place today. there are rallies planned in the bay area for this national day of action and ktvu's alex savage will have more coming up on mornings on 2. >> they're shutting down the airport in mexico. 15 flights have been cancelled so far. some travellers can be seen wading around in ankle deep water. the flooding is due to an unusual amount of rain in that area. tension sexual harassment victims have a confidential way to share their story. they have set up a victim's hotline for this investigation. they'll be given to the central investigations division. this man is accused of unwant the sexual behavior and they
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expect a complete investigation. >> if the allegations are proven to be true he should be processed like anybody else. but, to have this kangaroo court and this public execution is absolutely wrong. the mayor says he has no plans to resign. he says they're being addressed by police and not just by the media. the supervisor is facing a new felony charge. he's plead guilty to corruption, but they found his name on illegal campaign fliers. they find new charges violates the terms of his plea deal. she expects him to be sentenced in late september or october. 200 advanced placement tests have been invalidated by the college board. they failed to administer
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proper seating arrangement. a spokeswoman for the college board may have gained an unfair advantage. no reporting of cheating has been recorded. they bought 35 acres from union pacific. it's next to the tsla factory. analysts believe that they'll explore the test tracks and they'll test the model x next year. apple has test add few apps. they bought two startups, locationery and hot stop. endless expect they'll use new technology to help improve google maps.
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it replaced it and they said it lacks important features and is inaccurate. >> president obama touts the achievements of a new consumer protection unit. >> credit leaders and debt collection agencies face greater scrutiny. you have somewhere to go to get some measure of justice. >> he talked about the senate this week confirming the man who will head up the bureau. he blamed republican for delaying the vote because they opposed the power of the new bureau. california's health care costs are expected to skyrocket. the average california family could be forced to spend 1/3 of its annual income on health insurance. the key to fixing this crisis is changing our current for fee
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to service. they're based on the number of tests and treatments performed rather than the medical outcome. nancy pelosi will be honored. that ceremony will be held this morning to dedicate a walkway in her honor. she was the driving force to establish the grove in golden gate park back in 1996. she'll be joined by hundreds of volunteers who worked the grounds during those years. they're trying to find out who is responsible for abusing a young kitten. this black kitten was found in the bushes and someone had hurt him by cutting off his ears. he's expected to recover. whoever did this remains on the loose. >> in my opinion, it's not a safe community when there are people who are responsible for doing these types of things that are not apprehended and held accountable.
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the spca is offering a $1,000 reward for information to help catch the person who committed the crime. until that person is caught they're worried that animals could suffer the same abuse. a bear cub was saved. a bear cub was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg. he was found in a tree yesterday. they rescued him and he underwent surgery and is doing fine. beginning at 10:00 a.m. pet food express stores are holding a fundraiser for k-9 units. they'll have dismiss for police dogs. they'll raise 150 thousands of dollars during the event which continues tomorrow. the comic-con is under way. people are going all out with those costumes.
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>> i am dressed up as simon, the ice king. well, the four day convention started on thursday and continues through tomorrow. nearly 130,000 are expected to make an appearance at the event. they get to dress up as their favorite characters, from comics, tv and videogames. >> it's over 2 grand, this is a cheapest one. >> this took about a woke. it's glued to my face as well. it moves with me. >> it's very creative there. fans say they don't mind investing a lot of time and money to make sure they look the part. everyone who goes all out gets the same enjoyment. >> all right your time is 7:52, the search of a san francisco bay lasted for hours. what were they looking, why they hid from rescuers. >> this is worth their weight
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chase. so you can. the coast guard says two men made a costly swim from san francisco to allege trays last night. voters said a call, and they made a search that cost $9,000. the men were hiding because they were scared they were going to get in trouble. they're not being asked to pay for the search. they said pick a better time to swim next time and alert authorities about the swim in advance. there will be a two and a half week break in february. the league has four new divisions called metropolitan atlantic and central and pacific. the sharks are in the pacific
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division. they'll play each other home and away and six games will be played outdoors in baseball and football stadiums. still no baby where royal watchers await the birth of the first child of kate and william. she was expected to give birth at st. mary's hospital where they were going to get the first glimpse of the royal baby. >> nothing is happening. >> where is this baby? it will be third in line to the thrown. businesses in london are making money on this baby. they're making bets on when the baby will be born. >> sometimes the first one takes awhile. everyone has to be patient. weight loss might be reward on its own but due buy is offering dieters for gold in exchange for pounds.
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they're registering their height and weight, the your weight in gold program gives a gram of gold for every kilogram of weight loss. >> that's $41 for every 2.2 pounds. >> that's good motivation. if your health is not enough of a motivation, gold will do the trick. >> that's quite an incentive. how are we looking this saturday morning? it will be a gorgeous forecast. if you are planning to do swimming, do not forget the sun block. we will be mostly sunny once again. temperatures at this hour in the 50s as we get into the 10:00 hour. it's low 70s for the inland lunch hour.
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upper 60s to low 70s for the peninsula or inside the bay. this is a look at the afternoon high. it's 68 in san francisco, up for 80s for santa rosa and mid to upper 90s for the inland east bay. the extended forecast is the hottest day for inland communities. it will begin to fall for tomorrow. one more thing i would like to add, for monday, it's being pumped our way, i'll have a look at the current temperatures coming up. >> rallies are being held to protest the george zimmerman verdict and alexander is in hokeland. a sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband, we he could see long lines at ferry terminals when bart talks
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struggle with two weeks left to reach an agreement.
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it's an national day of action in response to the george zimmerman acquittal and cities all over the country are preparing for mars in the federal budget.
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>> president obama shares his thoughts on the verdict and compares himself to trayvon martin. the anniversary of that shooting in the theatre that killed 12 people and injuring 70 people. this is reigniting a debate. good morning welcome to mornings on 2 i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine won. it's a hot one today. >> in some places we're talking higher temperatures. it's a tad warmer for you. we'll have a tour of those afternoon highs and current conditions coming up in a moment. 8:# # 5 a rally in miami. we want to give you a live look
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at that rally going on right now protesting the acquittal of george zimmerman. this is the particular pure -- picture of that demonstration. it's one of many. there are rallies scheduled from coast to coast. more than 100 cities are taking part. other members will speak in new york. in the next hour, san francisco is going to hold a demonstration at the federal building leak the one held last march or march last weekend and there will be rallies in vallejo and sacramento and san francisco. we'll the nation is getting ready for what's being billed as the day of action. >> police are saying they're bringing extra officers to prevent a violent scene they see next week. every officer will be on duty to maintain crowd control.
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>> i'm optimistic they won't be as violent or tumultuous as they were last week. >> they'll have deputies standing by, they called for aid monday night. they marred right on to interstate 80, rallies are in oakland and they are at lake mary for victims of gun violence. >> businesses that sustain damage during the week's progress are keeping the plywood in case violence breaks out tonight. they're worried about the economic ramifications of the demonstrations. oakland's reputation have some holding back from filing insurance claims. they're afraid they'll increase or cut it out all together. they point to a demonstration last night for an example of a rally that was
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kept in check. >> oakland united will never be divided. 200 people marred downtown where officer grant was shot and killed in 2009. protestors say there are pearl -- parallels between what happened to grant and trayvon martin. >> we don't want any violence, we want justice for trayvon martin. >> police followed, they made sure the rally stayed peaceful. others marched with the riot helmets in hand just in case. >> from the heart president obama explain why it's striking a nerve within the african american community. >> when he was first shot, i said that this could have been my son. another way of saying that is trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> in a bit of a surprise he
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made an unscheduled appearance before white house reporters. he commented publicly the first time since the verdict. he talked about being followed in department stores and other prejudices he faced growing up. the us must do soul searching over these things. and we talked to young men and their experiences growing up in the bay area. one person says he was suspected of shoplifting at the age of nine when he was followed around by a store employee. he and age 10 he was arrested on suspicion of burglary. >> it's still a problem. it's more subtle than it is blatant. >> the young men hope that the president's comments will spark
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dialogue on race relations in america. we'll have more on the national day of action throughout the morning. you'll find an extended clip of his reaction to the verdict on our website at ktvu.com. >> we are two weeks away from the bart strike. the two sides are not optimistic about reaching a deal. they're frustrated that bart's chief negotiator will not be available until july 29th. remember we're looking at an august 4th deadline now. bart is saying since the other negotiators are available, talks next week can go on as planned. >> there is word of another construction problem on the bay bridge. there was a seismic shocks in 2004. they are leaking lubricant.
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caltrans is being questioned whether it ordered the right shocks. it could cost $13 million for repairs. >> it's still overcast out there. maybe it will burn ovulate this morning or early afternoon? yes, just what we saw yesterday. it's about what we're going to see today and then we have a subtle cool down as early as tomorrow. we have changes on the horizon. i'm giving a live look receipt now, and you can see the port there where it's a little foggy in some areas in morning. what would have to do with that ridge of high pressure. i'll have more on that in just a moment. let's take a look at what we can expect for today. there's low clouds hugging the coastline inside the bay. i want to point you to the monsoonal moisture. we'll see a few high clouds out of this. it won't be today or tomorrow, but by monday. we'll have that coming up as
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well. today will be the warmest day, a few days warmer especially for the inland communities, tomorrow the cool down begins and then monday a mix of sun and clouds, if you're sensitive to the humidity it could feel muggy in the afternoon on monday. for today, the ridge of high pressure and the sinking air associated with it, sort of pinning that marine layer and closer to the ground, gettation cross areas like the bay bridge, it's reporting two miles of visibility, seeing this here, as mike mentioned we'll have sunny skies expected for the afternoon. it remains with us through fairfield. our temperatures right now, a lot like yesterday. for the afternoon, just just a few degrees of additional warning, our temperatures are beginning to climb. 56 in oakland and 56 in sfo if you know someone arriving at
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sfo 30 minute delays for some of those flights. 70 degrees in sausalito, up around the water it will be a beautiful day. if you're going out to the coast, 74 for san leandro. it will be mid-90s inland. 84 san jose, a few degrees warmer than yesterday. and you're checking in at 80 defroze in palo alto. a nice day in san francisco. 68 degrees, temperatures begin to drop off tomorrow. it will be a warm day, not as hot. the cooling trend will continue, monday, tuesday, and back in the low 90s by wednesday. >> thanks, rosemary. today marks the anniversary of the deadly movie shooting in aurora colorado. governor james holmes killed 12
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people and injured 70 others. they had a moment of screen and it took place during a batman film showing of the dark night rises. s 166 charges. his trial is set to begin next february. on the eve of the afternoon, rallies were held targeting gun violence. >> some day there will be peace and some day the horror of those memories will be placed -- replaced by feelings of joy a and with the hope this is lessening. the shootings of columbine and sandy hook, they called for gun control and they held a counter rally nearby by gun supporters. >> it's a tragedy we have to have rememberances like this. if one person had a concealed carry, james holmes would have
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been dead. >> the remembrance rally was sponsored by mayors against illegal guns. the new law is in place in venezuela banned guns in public spaces in meeting halls and buses, they believe criminals will ignore the new law like they do all other laws. venezuela's murder rate is one of the high nest the world. six flags amusement park in texas, what they saw when the woman fell from the tallest roller coaster. >> and the woman who use add fake injury to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from victims. let's take you outside, the sun
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is shining over 24, no traffic out there as you head into san francisco.
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good morning san jose, the clouds are clearing from your skies, mostly sunny for today 84 degrees expected this afternoon. your time is now 8:14 and long term white house correspondent helen thomas has died. thomas was always in the front
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row for a presidential news conferences, she covered ten presidents over 50 years. that's when president obama shared birthday cupcakes with her 2009 when she turned 89 a the president turned 48. she did retire in 2010 when she made controversial comments about jewish people. she was 92 years old. we don't know the cause of death. in january of last year the boat hit a reef near tuscan and nearly sank. they got sentences from one to three years. the captain is on charge foreman slaughter. he's accused of causing that accident and abandoning the ship with thousands of people on board. the us is scaling back on russian events until the country hands over edward
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snowden, two senators are recommending that the g20 summit is moved from russian a. that comes as it cancels the summit. they're also requests for us athletes to boycott the olympics scheduled to be held in russia. a woman is accused of fraudulently collecting a half million dollars set up for the boston marathon bombing victims. this woman appeared in court. she claims she suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack. she may not have even been in boston at the time of those bombings. police are now trying to recover the money and return it to the fund. new this morning president obama touts the achievement of a new consumer protection unit. >> mortgage lenders and debt
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collector agencies face greater scrutiny. if they don't play by the rules you have some measure to go for some justice. they confirmed a person to head up the bureau. he blamed republican lawmakers delaying the vote because they opposed the power of the new bureau. a woman has died from riding the tallest roller coaster in the world. it happened in arlington texas at six flags. the woman died while on the 14- story high coaster. witnesses, however, are saying she fell out during that ride. >> she goes up like this and when it drops to come down, that's when it released and she just tumbled. six flags remained open after the accident, but the ride has been open until investigators try to figure out
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happen. they say this is not a criminal investigation right now, it just appears a tragic accident. now, at the same time authorities are investigating an accident in ohio. a boat ride at cedar point rolled backwards down the hill and flipped over in the water and all seven were hurt. they weighedded into the water and they helped get those passengers out. one person had to be taken to the hospital, but was later released. that water ride is temporarily closed. the san francisco's fire chief and mayor are reaching out to the asiana fire victim. they have sat down with the family. they hope to speak with the family before her father is taken home to china. they want to bring her home soon. >> i think the family and their attorney will go to the coroner's office about the next
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step. san mateo core nor said that the victim survived the crash but died with blunt force injuries consistent with a vehicle running her over by the plane. she may have been struck by more than one fire fighting rig. >> there is a push to stop this in california. they are trying to put a hold on same sex marriages. it applies to alamada and los angeles counties where the two couples lived and not the entire state. they issued a statement about the clerk's filing. it says in part the federal injunction is in effect and it requires all 58 counties to perform same sex marriages. the city of richmond is
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suing a person who said the former race car driver to clean up his yard. he could be find fined $3500 for noncompliance and could be held responsible for legal costs. the property is filled with rusted out cars, oil drums and other hazardous materials. some urban artists are teaming up to replace grafitti with murals. it's called get active, a program, started by a high school teacher. he says many of his members are former grafitti vandals. he used to be a tagger himself. he showed students how to turn that destructive activity into a positive one. >> can i teach you to be a graphic designer and do this art form. honestly speaking it changes young people's lives around violence. he has received a grant to
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help students paint over the buildings. this program is just a win-win situation for everybody. well, nearly 200 volunteers in san francisco are going to be working to the to clean up their neighborhoods. the department of public works scheduled a tribute to nelson mandela. it takes off at 9:00, it will go for 40 minutes -- it starts at noon. today's efforts will focus on district 111 which is in the southern part of the city. people have been celebrating around the world since he turned 95 in on thursday. he's fighting a lung infection. he's steadily improving according to his doctors. a boy is locked outside his car as temperatures outside rise. they try to coach the boy to free himself from danger. i expect they'll clear and
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>> look, right here, pull it up. for nearly 30 minutes police in southern california worked a cokes, a woman locked her son and dog in a car, and after numerous attempts officers decided to try a
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different approach. >> try that lever up there, the black one, all right, you did it. what's your name. >> logan. after opening the door he told police he was fine, but the car was getting very hot. a heat wave is scorching the east coast and it's leading to cases of heat exhaustion. new jersey reported an increase of heat related calls. 25 to 30 people a day are being treated for heat exhaustion. >> with heat being so high and they've been feeling did you sey -- dizzy light het headed and passing out. people stood in line for visiting the museum of modern arts rain woman and they had a
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four-hour wait to get get a cronut which is a cross between a cross santa and doughnut. >> why don't you just buy a crops santa and a doughnut and take a bite out of each. i'm not going to wait four hours for it. >> we could have 80s 90s, summer in the bay area. we have temperatures along the coastline, going to remain cool. to get inland you're nearing the century mark for the hotter locations. make sure you're prepared for that. meanwhile if you're going to see the giants play later today it will be a noise day, partly cloudy skies mid-60s in san francisco. 60 degrees at 6:05 and the west breeze will be picking up for the afternoon. they're not losing that sea breeze and that's what keeps the coast and the bay very comfortable in comparison to 98
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in antioch and 95 in liver more. it helps us in the afternoon, if this continues. mid-70s in oakland, 68 for the city, in san francisco, right around 3 or 4:00 this afternoon we'll have temperatures at their warmest. your extended forecast here cooling back tomorrow. it won't be as hot for the inland communities. mild around the bay, cool around the coastline. mostly sunny and increasing high clouds on monday. then as we get into wednesday, temperatures will begin to rebound, all in all a good looking forecast, back to you. >> an 8-year-old girl is shot and the mother was on the other side of the receiver when she learned her daughter had been killed. outside the federal building, a protest, a national day of action for trayvon martin. we'll tell you what protestors
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are calling for.
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hundreds are demonstrating in the protest of the not guilty verdict for george zimmerman. >> it's being called a national day of action. people across the country will march on federal buildings and courthouses. we're live at the federal building there where rallies are scheduled in 30 minutes. protestors are trying to keep this momentum that's been going for the past week ever since that not guilty came down a week ago in the zimmerman trial. they'll be planning a series of rallies across the country.
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it includes events in the bay area. at 9:00 this morning, they'll be a rally in honor of trayvon martin. it's on seventh street. this event is organized by the national action network which is a civil rights organization headed up by al sharp ton. there are vigils going on in 100 cities. they'll appear with reverand sharpton. they'll be appearing in a rally as well. they're protesting the acquittal of george zimmerman. the head of this rally protestors are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of trayvon martin, that unarmed teenager. >> we chose federal buildings, we want to put pressure on the
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federal government that the state of government did not. the federal government has a history with the civil rights movement of being pressured into act willing nationally when states would not. >> meantime a similar rally is planned for noon in oakland and there will be other demonstrations throughout the day as well. downtown business owners are bracing for what they said could be a day of violent protests. many have kept up employ wood in case it breaks out. they're putting awful all of their available officers on duty to keep control of the cloud and they'll be getting help from the alamada sheriff's office. they have deputies on stand by just in case protests get out of control later today. the oakland rally is said to start at noon in that city. and this vigil in honor of trayvon martin gets started at 9:00 outside the federal
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building in san francisco. we're live this morning is san francisco, alex savage ktvu news. >> here's a rundown, the protests at the san francisco federal building begins in a half-hour. 2:00, community and religious groups will honor trayvon martin at the high school in vallejo and remembering other people shot to death. it will be starting a the 7:30 tonight. one of the biggest rallies taking place right now. trayvon martin's father spoke just now. [ [indiscernible] >> that rally is taking place outside of the federal court in miami. the mother and brother of
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trayvon martin will be in new york city for a rally led by al sharpton. demonstrators will rally in support of marissa alexander. police fired a warning shot at her husband. no one was hurt and her husband said she was defend egging herself. it is unfair that she was acquitted while she is behind bars. the independent p monitor said they're complying with court ordered reforms. they're making a slight improvement. the monitor says the department has completed half of the 51 reforms that were agreed upon in 2003 to settle a police corruption scandal. the interim police chief are committed to making changes but he believes former chief howard
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not doing enough. a man who was armed with a gun and a machete chased children through a park. a man with a nerve was chasing children. they surrounded his home and then a 70-minute standoff followed. they used foam bullets to get him to surrender and he was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. the mother of a 8-year-old girl has not stopped crying this weekend when she learned of her daughter's death. she was told over the phone her daughter had been shot and killed. show was sleeping over at a home wednesday night, someone fired into the apartment killing her and wounding two other children and a grandmother. >> i'm not coming home until you tell me what's going on.
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it's like lady bug is dead. >> please tell you you're playing with me. >> no be, baby she's gone. oakland police are hoping that neighborhood surveillance video will help them find the suspect. a young girl was victimized inside a book store. it happened in barnes and nobles. police say surveillance video knows the moments before and after a man in his 50s exposed himself and inappropriately touched a young girl. >> sometimes i see people who think their kids are old enough. i catch myself doing that too. you just can't anymore. police released this sketch of the suspect. he's about 6 feet tall and he got into a dirty black or gray
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car. the highway patrol arrested a man who stole a bus in san francisco. they were able to track down the bus to upon theca, 100 miles away, they used spikes in the road and to flatten the tires of the bus and they took the driver into custody. he knew how to operate those buses. most of the store fronts are still empty. the mixed use development is located at the cost contra cost at that station. it has 3400 feet of commercial space. he's hoping once an upscale peruvian restaurant and a pet store opens soon. we have information, after a five-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a snake, it happened during a little league game in danville. the boy who is the brother of one of the players went into
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the bushes and stepped on the snake. >> it was bleeding. it was swelling and bruising and it didn't look veried good. the boy did get antivenom in the hospital and is expected to be released today. wildlife experts say snakes are more active in hot weather. they're urging people to watch where you step especially in those dry grassy areas. time to turn to roast mary. collodion on one side and. >> if you do like it hot, it's going to be another scorcher. patches of fog and 60s expected for your afternoon, and giving you a live look there at least attempting to of the bay bridge where it is a bit soupy in areas this morning. the ridge of high pressure an
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associated with our warm up sinking air and pinning the high clouds to the ground. it's down about a half mile, the visibility. we just showed you the bay bridge. we'll be mostly sunny for the afternoon away from the coastline along the coast line, partly cloudy skies with the possibility of patches of fog lingering through the the entire dog. in a nutshell today warmer than we were yesterday. today is going to be the warmest day of the weekend. around the bay area you could see in the north bay, we have the low clouds. in and around santa rosa you can see oakland richmond, you get across to walnut creek mostly sunny. take a look at livermore and pleasanton as well. this will leave us mostly sunny
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for the rest of it the day. it's 18 miles per hour for fair fold again like yesterday. temperatures in the 50s for most of us. where we see 60 degrees, we see the sunshine. it is still gray and cool in areas like santa rosa, half moon bay 60 defreeze. if you're getting to the farmers' market, get out there as it will warm up for most of us. for the east bay shoreline 74. 73 alamada, 72 for berkeley, but it will heat up for inland communities, upper 90s for antioch, and 84 for san jose, 88, and these 80s perfect weather for swimming today.
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80 redwood city, it's 68 degrees in san francisco if you're going along. temperatures begin to drop off tomorrow. low 90s for the forecast. the 630s on the bay and 70s in from the coast. if you get back to work on monday you'll notice the temperatures. monday tuesday before we bounce back into the low 90s on tuesday. >> a threat of thunderstorms, a growing wildfire has firefighters concerned. there is a state of emergency near the fire, it's already burned more than 27,000 acres and is only 25% contained. another 700 homes have been evacuated 6,000 people have spent three days in mandatory evacuation centers. six houses have been destroyed.
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california's new rural fire tax is sparking controversy. it costs residents an extra $150 a year. some homeowners don't want to pay and are suing the state. homeowners oppose the to the fee showed up in van sacramento courtroom. they are expected to deliver a written ruling. >> your time is 841. they're taking over the world the media and palace as we are waiting for the hair of the -- heir to the british throne. >> there is a signalled alert on 880. northbound 880 specifically. we've got two lanes blocked because of a traffic collision, a stand underneath a big rig. we'll keep our eyes on that one.
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880 in oakland.
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overcast skies and 55 degrees in down down oakland. the. the world is on royal baby
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watch. the palace is getting ready to welcome the future queen or king. a royal duchess' due date has come and gone. the royal baby's debut grows. >> where is this baby. this is what awaits the duchess when she goes into labor. there's been a vigil outside of london where she's likely to deliver her child. they've been taking wagers, what will be the name, the wait, a boy or a girl. >> everyone has been looking for clues every step of the way. within thing if you're late, it's a greater chance you're having a by. so, i'm thinking she's maybe having a boy. >> for some the celebration has
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already start. they're being prepared for the royal bundle of joy. in houston, this bakery made a life size cake of the duchess the cambridge. >> we're sculpting her torso, we're doing the skirt with layers of cake. >> when the baby does come she'll or he'll be third in line for the thrown. but, first she has to arrive. >> a frenzy was created when prince william and kate middleton look alikes showed up at st. mary's hospital. the two arrived in a large black car, they climbed up the stairs in the hop and turned around to face the crowds. they wore the t shirts with the
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sun, no. 1 for royal baby news. the reaction to that prank were mixed. this is paying off, due buy is offering -- dubai is offering gold in exchange for losing pounds. you can weight your gold program. they give a gram of gold for every 2.2 pounds loss, it's $41. the health care costs are expected to skyrocket. the average california family could be forced to spend 1/3 of its annual income on insure apps. the key to fixing this for insurance. it's based on the number of tests rather than the medical outcome. the supervisor george is faceing a new felony charge.
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he's pled guilty to corruption charges. prosecutors shade they discovered his dna on the stamps of campaign fliers. these new charges violent the terms of his plea deal. possible victims of sexual harassment of the mayor bob, have a way to confidential share the stories with police. they have the hot lines specifically for this investigation. callers will be connected with the central division and they'll be brought if for interviews with detectives. the mayor is accused of unwanted sexual behavior by several women. he says he has no plans to resign. animal workers in roseville are trying to find the person responsible for abusing a young kitten.
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this kitten was found in the bushes and someone hurt him by cutting off part of his ears. little van gogh is expected to recover. >> it's not a safe community where there are people who are responsible for doing these types of things who are not apprehended and held accountable. they're offering a $1,000 reward to help catch the person who committed the crime. they're worried that more animals could suffer the same abuse unless this person is caught. a bear cub is caught, a cub had been hit by a car and broke his leg. the bear was found that tree yesterday. rescuers climbed that tree and they were able to bring him to safety. the cub underwent surge rain is doing fine. after the successful season on the court, the ticket sales
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are booming. they have gained 29 season holder. the new sales come despite a 20% increase in ticket prices. the warriors have 600 ticket holders and the second biggest in the league. they're looking for women who can show off their dance skills on the court. auditions begin about nine minutes, so if you're not there yet you better hurry. it's at the warriors walk in facility. there's a registration fee of $25. comic-con is in full force. they're not holding back for the design or the cost of those costumes air, warmup is in store for saturday afternoon. i'll have a look at what you can expect in your neighbor coming up. al growers. the folks whose hands are in the soil. planting and nurturing the kind of delicious produce
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the coast guard said two
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men made a costly swim from san francisco to alcatraz on sunday night. that led to a coast guard search costing $3,000. they completed to swim safety. they hid because they were afraid of getting in trouble. they won't have to foot the bill for that search. they were told to pick a better time to swim at that time and alert authority before coming out in advance. they lost beau both races to new zealand. the italians are guaranteed to pick up some points because the swedish are not in this. >> giving your dog a back could help save the life of four- legged police officers beginning at 10 this morning. they'll hold a fundraiser for k-
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9 units. they'll purchase bulletproof vests and other supplies for police dogs dogs. they're hoping to raised 150,000 for the event which continues tomorrow. great america is looking to find people for -- hire people for the halloween hunt. the job fair is being held today and tomorrow from 10 to 2 p.m. at the back entrance to the park. comic-con is under way and people are going all out for these costumes. >> i the ice king. the four-day convention started on thursday and continues through tomorrow. 130,000 people are expected to make an appearance after the event. they get to dress up as their favorite characters from tv,
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videogames movies. >> this took a day, this is glued to my face as well. it moves with me. whatever works, you know. very creative. the fans say they don't mind investing a lot of time and money to make sure they look the part. while their costumes may be different everyone gets the same enjoyment. >> i'm going to go down there and people watch all day. 8:57 let's go to rosemary to see how the day is shaping up. >> it will be sunny in time for the low clouds and fog, and it will be hanging around the beaches the entire day. 60 degrees inland for the lunch hour. mid to upper 60s around the bay. mid to upper 80s in the inland communities. a look at your afternoon highs. mid-70s for oakland.
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84 san jose. it will be a hot one, even hotter than yesterday, mid-90s for fairfield. your extended forecast, temperatures will begin to cool as early as tomorrow. today is the warmest day, the cooling trend continuing in through tuesday and monday. high clouds moving in, moisture creeps in from the southeast. we'll track that for you. temperatures will again to row bound wednesday. >> thanks, rosemary. changes couldn't be coming from your next flight. it will get you through the gates faster. we'll tell you how you can win a family four pack. tickets to see drag racing at the sonoma race way next weekend.
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. a rally in honor of trayvon martin set to get under way here outside the federal building in san francisco, part of a series of rallies across the country today. a national day of action. we'll tell you why protesters chose to come here to this location. >> oakland bracing for another round of protests in that city today. how they plan to keep store owners and their property safe. >> new concerns surrounding the bay bridge. what investigators have uncovered surrounding the span that we drive on today.
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. good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, july 20th. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. we want to get you right over to rosemary for a look at how your day is warming up, right, rosemary? >> yes, a minor warmup in store for the afternoon. this morning, clouds along the coast. inside the bay, temperatures a lot like how we started yesterday morning as well. but for the afternoon, a few degrees of warming expected in most cases. today will be the warmest day of the weekend, as a cooldown begins tomorrow. i'll lay it all out for you, coming up. at 9:01, we do have breaking news out of oakland. a crash involving a big rig and a car, blocking lanes on northbound 880. this is a live picture from our roof cam, where you can still see some activity over there on 880. this all happened around the north broadway exit around 45 minutes ago. a car ended up underneath the big rig. it appears two people may have been hurt. you can see traffic moving along that section of roadway,
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but it is blocking a couple of lanes. so you will experience a slowdown. it may take a while to clear that up. we'll keep monitoring it and bring you the latest as we get it. turning now to the rallies happening now, to protest the acquittal of george zimmerman. this is a live look right now, monitoring demonstrations since the first ones began in florida about two hours ago. now, earlier, we did hear from the father of trayvon martin, who said he's fighting for both his child, as well as everyone else's. this rally you're looking at, just one of more than 100 demonstrations expected nationwide today. our own ktvu's alex savidge is in san francisco at a protest just getting under way. >> reporter: protesters want the federal government to take action in the trayvon martin shooting. that's why they gathered here, gathering here outside the federal building this morning.
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just beyond us, you can see on 7th street, there is a small group of people beginning to pick up their signs and we're told this rally, in honor of trayvon martin, part of this national day of action, expected to get started at any moment. let me show you what the scene looked like a few minutes ago, as we watched people making signs. many are calling for the justice department to prosecute neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman for the shooting death of trayvon martin. the teenager was unarmed at the time. this event is being organized by the national action network, a civil rights group headed up by the reverend al sharpton. and there are similar justice for trayvon vigils being held in more than a hundred cities across the country today. protesters are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting. >> we're expecting a peaceful assembly of people who are calling for the department of justice to investigate and prosecute george zimmerman on civil rights violations. >> reporter: now, today's
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rallies come after a week of demonstrations over the not guilty verdict for zimmerman. this was the scene here in san francisco last weekend, as people took to the streets for a march. this was last sunday. bringing you back out to a live picture, again, outside of the federal building in san francisco on 7th street, where protesters are gathering and they are set to honor trayvon martin and they are also calling for a federal investigation into the shooting death of the unarmed teenager. again, this rally is expected to get started at any moment. live this morning here in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2news. some of the largest rallies are planned in oakland throughout the day. police say they are bringing in extra officers in hopes of preventing the violence seen earlier this week. the department says every available officer is going to be on duty to try to maintain crowd control. >> i'm optimistic that the events will not be as violent or as tumultuous as they were this past week. >> the alameda county sheriff's office will have deputies
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standing by. oakland police called for a mutual aid monday night, after protesters marched onto the 880 freeway. businesses that sustained damage during this week's protests are keeping plywood over their windows, just in case more violence breaks out tonight. merchants and city leaders worry about the economic ramifications of these demonstrations. they say oakland's reputation for destructive protests have some businesses holding back from filing insurance claims. they are worried their insurance rates are going to go up, or insurance companies may actually cancel policies all together. merchants may pass on added costs to consumers or may cut staff to save money. a rundown of bay area rallies today, as alex mentioned earlier, the protest at the san francisco federal building is just getting under way. a similar demonstration will be held at the federal building in oakland at noon. and then at 2:00, community and religious groups will hold a trayvon martin service at jesse bethel high school in vallejo. and there is a candlelight vigil remembering martin and other young people shot to
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death at merritt starting at 7:30 tonight. oakland police say a demonstration last night is an example of a rally that was kept in check. >> oakland united! >> we'll never be divided! >> estimated 200 people marched from downtown to the fruitvale bart station, where oscar grant was shot and killed in 2009. protesters say there are parallels between what happened to grant and what happened to trayvon martin. >> we're peaceful, trying to be peaceful! we don't want to be bothered! all we want is justice for trayvon martin. >> police followed the marchers to make sure the rally remained peaceful. president obama is explaining why the zimmerman acquittal is striking a nerve within the african american community. >> when trayvon martin was first shot, i said that this could have been my son. another way of saying that is trayvon martin could have been
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me 35 years ago. >> in a bit of a surprise, the president made an unscheduled appearance before white house reporters. he commented publicly on the case for the first time since last saturday's verdict. mr. obama talked about being followed in department stores and other prejudices he faced growing up. he says the nation must do some, quote, soul searching over race relations and questioned whether florida's stand your ground law prevents or incites crime. we talked to young african american men about their experiences growing up in the bay area. they all echoed sentiments of the president of being victims of racial profiling. one man said he was suspected of shoplifting at age 9 in a store. >> racial profiling is still a problem. systematically, i think it's more subtle than it is blatant. >> the young man we talked to hoped the president's comments
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will spark more dialogue on race relations in america. long-time white house correspondent helen thomas has died. thomas was the first female member of the white house press corps. she sat in the front row for decades and pressed presidents for answers. thomas retired in 2010, after she was caught on video saying israel should get out of palestine. the gridiron club in washington, dc announced her death this morning and said it came after a long illness. helen thomas was 92 years old. there is word of another problem on the bay bridge, but this time, it is on the western span. crews installed 96 seismic shock absorbers back in 2004. the chronicle reports that more than a third have leaked lubricant. the paper also reports that similar to the faulty bolts on the eastern span, cal trans is being questioned over whether it ordered the right shocks to begin with. repairs could cost an estimated $13 million. we are just two weeks away from another possible bart
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strike. and while negotiations continue, the two sides are not sounding very optimistic about reaching a deal. the two unions representing train operators, station agents and engineers say they are frustrated that bart's chief negotiator won't be available until july 29th. bart says since its other negotiators are available, talks next week can go ahead as planned. happening today, congressman nancy pelosi will be honored in san francisco. a walkway in her honor will be dedicated to pelosi in a ceremony held at 10:30 this morning. pelosi was the driving force to establish the grove in golden gate park back in 1996. she'll be joined by hundreds of volunteers who have worked on the grounds over the years. starting out with a live look here at mount diablo, moderate air quality in the forecast for today. you see just a little bit of haze there. atop mount diablo, in the 80s. i'll show you that in a moment and explain why. first, giving you a look at all the gray remaining over parts of the north bay, hugging the
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coastline, inside the bay, down into portions of the south bay. inland east bay even, pleasanton, livermore reporting overcast skies and patches of fog. visibility has improved in santa rosa to about a mile. in any case, the ridge of high pressure and sinking air associated with it really pulling those clouds, compressing marine layer, pushing clouds closer to the ground. a little thick in some areas. half moon bay reporting it this morning. santa rosa reporting it this morning. we've taken pictures of the golden gate bridge, areas of the bay bridge and it looks soupy out there. be careful if you do have an early morning drive. onshore breeze continues through fairfield, 18 miles per hour. so the delta breeze will help out a bit into the afternoon, at least prevent you from getting too hot. not going to hit 100 today. mid-90s in fairfield this afternoon. mid-60s already. 62 in concord. notice over parts of the north bay where we're gray, still in the 50s. half moon bay, a cool start for you. 52 and mostly cloudy skies as
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well. san francisco, oakland, still with overcast skies in the 50s. if you're in the 60s, chances are you're dealing with mostly sunny skies already or enjoying mostly sunny skies. 64 in walnut creek, but i want to make one last shift. notice brentwood at 73 degrees. lost the reading. mount diablo, in the low 80s already this morning. and that number went away just about 5 minutes ago, because it was there. that warmer air aloft and above the influence of the marine layer, which sits about 1500 feet right now is a warm one. hills are warm, not recovering in the overnight hours. for today, warm air continues to move in and bring us temperatures from 3 to 6 degrees warmer than what we had yesterday. today will be the warmest day, especially for the inland communities. some of us may hit 100 degrees. take a look at afternoon highs for today. mid-80s in petaluma. if you're going to the rivertown revival, gorgeous day there. low 80s for san rafael. 70 degrees, great day to head to the water in sausalito. 75 in oakland today.
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mid to upper 90s for the inland east bay. warm in the santa clara valley. 84 for cupertino and along the peninsula today, 70s to low 80s. 80 degrees for palo alto. 68 san francisco. 60s at the coast with partly cloudy skies. extended forecast here, we do begin a cooldown. it will be subtle tomorrow and then monday, temperatures falling back into the upper 80s. high clouds in the forecast for monday. and temperatures will even be cooler on tuesday before we rebound on wednesday. back to the desk. a roller coaster ride in texas ends in tragedy. what people standing in line say happened just moments before the woman fell to her death. ♪ >> and one year after a gunman opened fire inside a colorado movie theater, people are remembering lives lost. what is planned today to mark that somber anniversary. >> but first, we take you back live to breaking news in oakland. here is a live look from our rooftop camera. a crash involving a big rig and car blocking lanes on
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northbound 880. chp says it happened near the north broadway exit about 45 minutes ago. that car ended up underneath the big rig. you can see it now on the tow truck right there, about to get hauled away. two people reportedly injured. there they go. traffic is sluggish right now on this saturday morning as you are rolling through downtown oakland, but things are starting to look a little bit better. 9:12. you're watching mornings on 2. good morning! wow.
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. welcome back. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. a live look there at san jose. 61 degrees outside your doors. today marks the first anniversary of the deadly movie theater shooting in aurora, colorado. overnight, a large crowd held a vigil near the theater where police say gunman james holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others. the crowd prayed and held a moment of silence. the shooting took place during a midnight screening of the batman film "the dark knight rises." holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 166 charges. his trial is set to begin next february. on the eve of the anniversary, rallies were held, targeting gun violence. >> someday, there will be peace. someday, the horror of those memories may be replaced with feelings of joy and with feelings of hope that this is lessening. >> victims and family members
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of the shooting tragedies in aurora and columbine read the names of those killed by guns and called for stricter gun control. gun rights supporters held a counter rally nearby. >> it's a tragedy, what happened in aurora, that we have to have remembrances like this. but if one person in that theater would have had a concealed carry, james holmes would have been dead. >> the remembrance rally was sponsored by mayors against illegal guns. that movement began last week at the site of another mass shooting, newtown, connecticut. new this morning, plea bargains have been reached for five employees of an italian cruz ship disaster that killed 32 people. in january of last year, the costa concordia hit a reef near tuscany and partially sank. this morning, a judge charged five of the ship's employees with manslaughter and negligence. they received sentences that range from one to three years. the ship's captain is on trial for manslaughter, accused of causing that accident and then
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abandoning the ship with thousands of people still on board. san francisco's fire chief and mayor are reaching out to the family of the asian in a flight 214 victim hit and killed by a fire rig. they have requested a meeting with the family and are hoping to speak with the family before the girl's body is taken home to china. the chinese consulate says the family wants to bring her home soon. >> i think the family and maybe their attorney will, you know, discuss with the coroner's office about the next step. >> yesterday, the san mateo county coroner said the teen died of blunt force injuries consistent with being run over by a vehicle outside the plane. investigators say the 16-year- old was lying on the ground and may have been struck by more than one fire fighting rig. a woman has died while riding the tallest steel hybrid roller coaster in the world. police say it happened yesterday just after 6:30 p.m. at the six flags in arlington,
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texas. a spokesperson for the park has only said the woman died while on the 14-story high coaster. witnesses, however, are saying she fell out during the ride. >> she goes up, like this, and then when it drops to come down, that's when it released and she just tumbled. >> six flags remained open after the accident, but the ride has been shut down until investigators determine the exact cause of death. arlington police say this is not a criminal investigation. right now, it appears to be an accident. a new york woman is being accused of fraudulently collecting nearly half a million dollars from a fund set up for the boston marathon bombing victims. 26-year-old andrea gous appeared in court yesterday. investigators say she claimed she suffered a traumatic brain injury during the attack, but later determined that gous may not have even been in boston at the time of the bombings. police are now trying to recover the money and return it to the fund. new this morning, president obama touts the achievements of a new consumer protection unit.
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>> -- mortgage lenders, student lenders, payday lenders, and credit reporting and debt collection agencies all face greater scrutiny that if they don't play by the rules, you now have somewhere to go to get some measure of justice. >> in this morning's weekly address, president obama talked about the senate this week confirming rich cordray to head up the consumer protection bureau. governor jerry brown will leave california tomorrow for a two-week-long trip to ireland and germany. both he and his wife have ancestral ties to both countries. on his trip, the governor is looking for ways to accelerate renewable energy here in california. he does plan to meet with the prime minister of ireland and a renewable energy expert in germany, which has been a leader in green technology. the pope is reaching out through twitter for world youth day in rio de janeiro. pope francis posted a message
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to young catholics on their way to rio, wishing them a safe trip. the pope leaves for rio on monday where more than a million catholic youth will be awaiting his arrival. the transportation security administration has a new plan to get travelers through check points a little faster. the program would require participants to pay a fee for voluntary background checks. $85 would keep travelers in the program for five years. approved passengers would have a separate line of check points and not have to remove their shoes and coats. the tsa hopes to have 25% of travelers covered by the end of the year. your time now, 9:21. a 4-year-old boy and his dog, locked in a hot car. we'll tell you how long it took officers to get the two out. >> low clouds are thinning, temperatures rising. how much warmer i expect we'll be this afternoon for you, coming up.
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. it is time for our ticket saturday. today, you have the chance of winning a family four-pack of tickets to the drag races in sonoma, the mello yellow drag racing series. it rolls into the raceway on july 26th through july 28th. for your chance to win, go to ktvu.com before midnight and put in the secret word. there it is on the screen, easy to remember this time, "drag." state water officials issued a warning about the possibility of a state-wide drought. that means farmers and residents may have to cut back on water use later this summer or fall. record dry conditions in the first half of the year are being blamed for the low water levels. there is a one-man push to stop gay marriages in california. it comes from the san diego clerk. he has asked the state supreme court to put a hold on same-sex marriages. the clerk says he believes the u.s. supreme court ruling only applies to alameda and los
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angeles counties, where the two couples from the lawsuit lived and not the entire state. california attorney general kamala harris issued a statement, saying in part, the federal injunction is still in effect and it requires all 58 counties to perform same-sex marriages. no exceptions. your time now, 9:24. if you live in the east bay, starting to feel like it's getting a little warm. rosemary says it's going to get even warmer, right? >> yes, a minor warmup in some areas. although some areas may not feel it so much. around the coastline, around the bay, you may say it feels a lot like yesterday. inland locations, expected to warm a few degrees. napa, you should notice the difference. yesterday in the low 80s. upper 80s expected for today. a tad warmer in livermore. a few degrees warmer in san jose and san francisco, a degree or two above yesterday's highs. there is a look around at what you can expect for your area and all the communities in between. so mid-70s expected oakland,
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heyward. fremont, 80 degrees. 84 san jose. 81 redwood city. 68 in the city of san francisco. head to the north bay, going to be nice and warm. low 80s san rafael. upper 80s santa rosa, where it will be hot. mid to upper 90s for the inland east bay. there is the extended forecast. cooling on monday. tuesday is the coolest day. wednesday, back into the upper 80s, low 90s for the inland communities. back to you. hold this up, right here! look! right here! yeah, pull it up! >> poor kid. he's trying. he's trying. well, it took nearly 30 minutes. police in southern california, trying to coax the 4-year-old little boy out of that hot car. his mom called police after accidentally locking her son and the dog in the car with those windows up. that technique right there, trying to get the little one to pull up that lock, not successful. so officers then tried a
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different approach. >> and they did get him out. >> we should tell you, different approach-- >> have to finish the story there. he was able to pull up the handle. said he was fine, but hot. a place you think is normally safe, but now police on the peninsula are looking for a predator of a disturbing crime they say happened at a popular book store. >> reporter: a rally for trayvon martin is just getting started outside the federal building in san francisco. you can see dozens of people out here, holding up signs. we'll tell you the action they are calling for, coming up. [ male announcer ] with at&t, you're sure to get a better bundle. just choose the 2, 3, even 4 services you want to build the bundle that works for you. [ female announcer ] call at&t now! choose a u-verse triple play bundle for just $79 a month, our new low price.
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. this sends a message to the nation that we're not going to sit back and let our children be killed and don't say anything about it. >> the father of trayvon martin, discussing today's nationwide rally for his son. a call of action from florida to the san francisco federal building. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2, saturday, july 20th. i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. more than a hundred cities, taking part in the coast-to- coast demonstration. happening right now, there are rallies nationwide to protest the acquittal of florida neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman. there are demonstrations currently going on in florida and new york. this is a live picture from new york city, where family members of martin will speak later this morning, just one of dozens of rallies taking place today. the latest san francisco demonstration is just
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beginning. ktvu's alex savidge is live in the middle of the rally at the federal building. alex? >> reporter: yeah, and a pretty good sized crowd here outside of the federal building right now. take a look at what's going on. dozens of people taking part in this rally, to honor the memory of trayvon martin. the reason it's happening here outside of the federal building is a very important one. everyone here, everyone taking part is calling for the federal government to take action and investigate the shooting death of trayvon martin. of course the unarmed black teenager in florida was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman. zimmerman, of course, was acquitted a week ago. ever since that not guilty verdict, there have been rallies, demonstrations and protests across the country. people are coming from all over to take part in this particular event. i want to introduce you to the martin family from haywood, one of many people taking part. why is it important for you to be here, stephan? >> i think it's very important, especially because i can take
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self action and participate in the trayvon martin case and the movement. there's been a lot of different injustices all over the system and throughout the united states that need to be addressed, and this is how we can take self involvement and try to resolve most of these matters, hopefully fully instead of partially. >> reporter: so the not guilty verdict is not the end of things? you plan to take part in more of these? >> well, hopefully i can for the most part lend my support and take part in the majority of the events that are still to come and hopefully just by using activism, self activism and making myself accountable and also for anything else, that's how i could help with most of these events throughout the nation in the country. >> reporter: stephan, thank you for your time, stephan martin from heyward, one of many people taking part in the rally
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outside the federal building this morning to honor the memory of trayvon martin. this is part of a national day of action rally and vigil, events happening across the country in more than a hundred cities. this one, well under way here in san francisco and will be for sometime. live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2news. the mother of the 8-year- old girl killed in oakland this week says she hasn't stopped crying since she learned of her daughter's death. chiquita caredean was out of town when it happened and was told over the phone when her 8- year-old daughter was killed. she was sleeping over at a friend's house when someone fired through the front door of the apartment, killing her and wounding two other children and a grandmother. the family called the little girl "lady bug." >> i don't think feel like the person who took her life should be able to roam the streets and be free when i don't get to spend any more days with my baby. >> a private funeral is tentatively set for the 30th.
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oakland police are hoping witnesses and neighborhood surveillance video will help them find the person responsible. authorities in alameda are still looking for one of two robbery suspects shot by a sheriffs deputy. the deputy was off duty and shopping at the bon fair market when two armed maskt men tried to rob the place on thursday night. police say the deputy killed one man and wounded the other. investigators say they believe the same two men may have robbed the same store last week. the store owner says he plans to install more security cameras. the independent monitor supervising oakland police says the department is well short of complying with court-ordered reforms. the latest quarterly reports say the oakland police department is making a, quote, slight improvement. the monitor says the department has completed more than half of the 51 reforms that were agreed upon back in 2003 to settle a police corruption scandal. the monitor says mayor jean quan and the interim police chief are making changes, but he blames the former chief, howard jordan, for not doing enough when he was the leader of the force. police in vallejo arrested
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a man armed with a gun and machete, who allegedly chased children right through a park. officers say they came across frederick heinz after getting a report that a man with a knife was chasing children at delta meadows park. they surrounded heinz' home and a 70-minute stand-off followed. police used foam bullets and a flash bang to get heinz to surrender. he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. police in san mateo are looking for a suspect who they say victimized a young girl inside a book store. now, this all happened on june 23rd inside the barnes & noble at the hills dale shopping center. investigators are just now releasing details and this surveillance video, which they say shows the moments before and after a man in his fifties exposed himself, then inappropriately touched a 10- year-old girl. >> never let your kids go to the bathroom alone. i mean, sometimes i see people think their kids are old enough to go to the bathroom. i catch myself doing that too. you just can't anymore.
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>> police also released this sketch of the suspect. they say he's about 6 feet tall and was seen getting into a dirty black or gray four-door car. anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call police. a highway patrol arrested a man who they say stole a transit bus from a terminal in san francisco. officers were able to track the bus for about 100 miles and used spikes on the roadway to flatten the tires of the bus and took the driver into custody. they say the suspect appeared to have pretty good knowledge of how to operate ac transit buses. a 15-year-old boy is recovering this morning from a serious head injury after a skateboarding rash in pleasanton. police say the boy was riding his skateboard down a hill on gray fox circle thursday, when he lost control and hit a light pole. the boy was taken to the hospital. police say he was not wearing a helmet. there is a warning going out in contra costa county this morning, after a 5-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a snake. it happened during a little league game at the blackhawk baseball field in danville. the boy, who is the brother of
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one of the players, went into the bushes and apparently stepped on the snake. >> the fangs marks were bleeding. before the paramedics took him, it was swelling and bruising and didn't look good. >> the boy received antivenom in the hospital and is expected to be released today. wildlife experts say snakes are more active in hot weather and so they are urging people to be careful where you step, especially if you're in a dry, grassy area. well, 12 people are displaced this morning after a house fire in san jose. that fire started at 6:20 last night on linkside court near millbrook elementary school. multiple calls reported two homes on fire. firefighters say gas meter broke off one of the homes, feeding the flames. so far, the cause of the fire isn't known. no one was hurt. the threat of thunderstorms in southern california today have firefighters concerned about a growing wildfire there. california lieutenant governor gavin newsom declared a state of emergency for the fire, burning near palm springs. it has already burned more than 27,000 acres and is only 25%
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contained. another 700 homes have been  evacuated. 6000 people spent three days in mandatory evacuation centers. six houses, six cars, and a commercial building have been destroyed. california's new rural fire tax is sparking controversy. the fire prevention fee cost about 825,000 residents an extra $150 a year. but some homeowners don't want to pay and are now trying to sue the state. a judge must approve that lawsuit, so yesterday, homeowners opposed to the fee showed up inside a sacramento courtroom. the judge took the case under submission and is expected to deliver a written ruling. . starting out with an up- close look into emeryville, you can see the buildings there. a near mirror image of what we saw yesterday. low clouds are hugging the coastline this morning, inside the bay, into the coastal valleys. ridge of high pressure building and continuing for our warmup
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this afternoon. i want to give you a still shot here. we've got the low clouds again along the coast, inside the bay. but i also want to point to this down here at the bottom of the screen. that monsoonal moisture eventually working its way into our area. not today, not tomorrow, but by monday, the possibility of just mid and high level clouds in the forecast. today, the warmest day. again, that ridge of high pressure nudging our way just a little bit more. our inland communities, well into the 90s, perhaps flirting with the century mark. around the bay, another beautiful day. along the coastline, it's going to be partly to mostly cloudy and cool once again. so it's monday that i think, again, we'll see some of this move into our direction. if you're going to tahoe for the weekend, keep an eye on that. there is a slight possibility of thunderstorms for tahoe for today, as well as tomorrow, into the afternoon. let's take a look at that low cloud deck. over the last hour or so, i have begun to see it thin out a bit. i put the time lapse on here so you can see it for yourself. by 10:00, 11:00, mostly sunny skies away from the coastline and we'll be mostly sunny again
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today. meanwhile, the onshore breeze, not completely going away, but fairfield reporting 18 miles per hour, has been the case all morning long. a lot like yesterday. temperatures are going to warm, bearable in most cases. mid-60s in fairfield already this morning. low 60s in concord. 66 walnut creek. 60 degrees for livermore. livermore, finally breaking away from the clouds. partly cloudy to mostly sunny outside the door right now. 57 in oakland, 55 san francisco. we're still mostly cloudy over parts of the north bay, santa rosa and napa, lingering in the 50s. afternoon highs today, 88 for santa rosa, 88 for ?oam in a. closer to the water and it's a nice one for sauce let take, tiburon today in the low 70s. low 70s around berkeley. mid-70s for oakland. mid to upper 90s for the warmer locations. so the farther away you get from that delta breeze, the brunt of the heat is what you'll see. 98 for brentwood. mid-90s for pleasanton today. 80 for san jose.
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87 saratoga. mid-70s in santa cruz. a nice day for you. we are looking at 83 for woodside. 74 san bruno. 68 degrees this afternoon in san francisco. your extended forecast, today, the warmest day, beginning a cooling trend tomorrow. temperatures continue to fall as we get back to work. tuesday is going to be the coolest day. then we rebound for wednesday. back to you. well, the company that employs concession workers at at&t park have reached a deal and a contract with one of its unions, but the labor issues aren't over yet. the san francisco teamsters local 853 agreed to the contract with center plate. the deal includes a wage hike and signing bonus. the teamsters represent 200 employees at at&t, candlestick and the cow palace. there is no agreement with local 2 unite. there is good news for the giants out on the field. last night, hall of fame broadcaster lon simmons threw out the first pitch, celebrating his 90th birthday. and the giants' gift, a 2-0
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victory. both giants runs were scored in the first. giants, now 5 1/2 back of the d- backs. the oakland a's are in first place this morning. however, they did drop their first game after the all-star break. they went down south to play the angels and lost 4-1. aj griffin getting the loss in that game. 9:41. get ready to pay more for your next visit to the doctor. why healthcare coverage is expected to sky rocket and the areas doctors say needs to be improved. >> and a kitten is lucky to be alive after being tortured and abused. the reward being offered to help track down the person responsible. >> but first, let's take you outside. there's a live look at the sunol grade. we like to see that on the roads. traffic is moving just fine on the roadways. we had a few problems this morning, but nothing major to report right now. we'll, of course, keep an eye out for it. it is 9:42 on the clock. this is mornings on 2. medications?
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. a live look over the bay point area this morning. mostly sunny skies for your afternoon, as the warmup continues for your saturday. more severe thunderstorms and high winds are expected in las vegas today. the storm there has knocked down several trees, power poles, causing major flooding along a las vegas strip. authorities received several calls from people who had to be rescued from the water. the national weather service also says several buildings were struck by lightning. more than 200 advanced placement tests at a bay area high school have been invalidated by the college board. the board says mills high school in mill bray failed to
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administer proper seating arrangements. according to the mercury news, distance between desks and the direction students faced were not regulated. a spokeswoman for the college board says some of the students may have gained an unfair advantage. so far, no one has reported any cheating. animal welfare workers in roseville are asking the public's help to find the person responsible for abusing a young kitten. this black kitten was found in the bushes. someone hurt him by cutting off his ears. with round-the-clock care, the kitten is expected to fully recover, but authorities say whoever did this needs to be found and held accountable. >> in my opinion, it's not a safe community when there are people who are responsible for doing these types of things that are not apprehended and held accountable. >> the placer county spca is offering a $1000 reward for information that will help catch the person who committed the crime. investigators say that until
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that person is caught, they are worried more animals could suffer the same abuse. a bear cub in truckee is recovering this morning, thanks to help from law enforcement at an animal rescue center. the cub had been hit by a car a week and a half ago, suffering a broken leg. the bear was then found in a tree yesterday. rescuers actually climbed up the tree and were able to bring him to safety. the cub did undergo surgery and is said to be doing fine. potential sexual harassment victims tied to san diego mayor bob fillner now have a confidential way to share their story. the san diego county sheriff's department has set up a victims hotline specifically for the investigation. callers will be connected with the central investigations division. if necessary, they will be brought in for interview with detectives. mayor fillner is accused of unwanted sexual behavior by several women. people on both sides of the issue say they expect a complete investigation. >> if the allegations are proven to be true, he should be processed through the highest extent of the law, just like
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anybody else. but to have this kangaroo court and this public execution is absolutely wrong. >> mayor fillner says he has no plans to resign. he says he's glad the allegations are now being addressed by police and not just the media. former santa clara county supervisor george shirakawa faces a new felony charge. he has already pled guilty to corruption charges, but prosecutors say they recently discovered his dna on the stamps of illegal campaign flyers. yesterday in court, his attorneys argued filing new charges violates the terms of his plea deal. the assistant da now says she expects shirakawa to be sentenced in late october or possibly as early as september. without any changes, california's healthcare costs are expected to sky rocket. recent studies show by 2022, the average california family could be forced to spend one third of its annual income on health insurance. area doctors say the key to fixing this crisis is changing our current model of fee for
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service. under that model, patient payments are based on the number of tests and treatments performed, rather than the medical outcome. and the city of richmond is suing one of its councilman, saying he's let one of his properties turn into a junk yard. the lawsuit was filed against councilman corky bouza on wednesday. he could be fined as much as $3500 per day for noncompliance and could be held responsible for legal costs. city officials say the property he owns is filled with rusted- out cars, oil drums and other hazardous materials. for 11 straight days, gas prices increased, but so far, yesterday's rates have remained the same. aaa reports the national average crept up 9-cents a gallon last week, up 22-cents from last year. people in hawaii are paying the highest prices, at $4.36 for a gallon of regular unleaded. california, not far behind at just about $4 a gallon. and here is a look at what we are paying right here in the bay area. san francisco, average price for a gallon of gas, $4.10.
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oakland, $3.97. in san jose, $3.94. tesla motors plans to build the new test track now that it has more room for cars to drive. the electric car maker just bought 35 acres of land from union pacific. the land is right next to the tesla factory in fremont and includes a test track from the old gm/toyota factory. analysts believe tesla will expand the old test track so engineers can test new vehicles. tesla plans to begin delivering its latest vehicle next year. apple purchased a couple of map apps that could be used to help improve its own apple apps. locationary and hot spot were purchased. analysts speculate the company will use the technology to improve apple maps with the hopes of bettering google maps. users complained last year it was inaccurate and lacked
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important features. a new and improved music in the park made its debut in san jose. ♪ >> the grammy award winning band ozamotly played in downtown yesterday, marking the event's 25th year. new this year, a $15 admission, security check points, more than a dozen police officers and private security guards. organizers estimate 4000 people came out. >> i'm glad it's back and that we have this great event for everybody to be a part of. >> we're trying to find a new model. if it works, we would like to bring it back and continue another 25 years. >> this year, the venue was larger and fenced in. the crowd was also smaller. organizers estimate 4000 people came out. police reported no major incidents. turning graffiti into art. how bay area teenagers who used to be part of the problem are now part of the solution.
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>> midsummer warmup is headed our way in time for your saturday afternoon. i'll have a look at the numbers in your area, coming up. the thing is bee, i got my mom wrapped around my little finger. do you? yeah, i do. huh. i said i want honey nut cheerios uh huh. and she just totally caved. it's all about psychology buzz. psychology? as long as i don't tell him the cereal is healthy -- he can't get enough. sad, really. i kind of feel bad that i tricked him. but...it was easy. surprise... uh, ha ha ha. ♪
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. time now, 8:53, recapping top stories this morning, demonstrations are under way nationwide to protest the acquittal of george zimmerman. this is a rally at the federal building in san francisco, under way right now. it started a little after 9:00. rallies are also planned for oakland today, including one at noon. police are promising a heavy presence of officers there. the mother of the 8-year- old girl killed this week in oakland says she has not stopped crying since she learned of her daughter's death. the 8-year-old was sleeping at a friend's home wednesday night when someone fired through the front door of the apartment, killing her, wounding two other children and a grandmother. and there is word of another problem on the bay bridge, but this time, it's on the western span. crews installed 96 seismic shock absorbers back in 2004.
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the chronicle reports that more than a third have leaked lubricant. after a successful season on the court, golden state warriors' ticket sales are booming. the warriors say they have added 2900 season ticket holders since their season ended in the second round of the playoffs and new sales come, despite a 20% increase in ticket prices. officials say the warriors now have more than 13,600 season ticket holders, which is the most in franchise history and the second biggest total in the league. warrior girls are looking for bay area women who can show off their dance skills on the basketball court. this morning, they are holding auditions for next year's dance team. auditions are under way right now. they began at 9:00 at the warriors practice facility in oakland and they are taking walk-ins with a $25 registration fee. some urban artists in oakland are teaming up to replace graffiti with murals. the program is called get active. it was started by jonathan
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brumfield, an oakland middle and high school teacher. he says many of its members are former graffiti vandals. brumfield used to be a tagger himself, but now shows students how to transform a destructive activity into a positive one. >> showing the kids that instead of scrawling on the walls, i can teach you how to be a graphic designer through this artform. it gets kids reengaged in education. that's the whole point. honestly speaking, it really changes a lot of young people's' lives around violence. >> brumfield has received a grant to help his students paint over buildings covered with graffiti. many of the building owners are saying the program is a win-win situation for everyone. nearly 200 volunteers in san francisco are working together to clean up their neighborhoods. the department of public works scheduled today's event as a tribute to nobel peace prize winner nelson mandela. the event started about an hour ago and lasts until noon. participants will remove weeds, paint over graffiti and pick up litter. today's efforts only focus on district 11 in the southern part of the city. giving your dog a bath today could help save the life
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of four-legged police officers. beginning in just about four minutes at 10:00 a.m., pet food express stores across the bay area will hold a fund-raiser for canine units. 100% of dog washing proceeds will go to help purchase bullet proof vests and other supplies for police dogs. before you head out the door to enjoy the day, one last check with rosemary. >> mid-50s at this hour around the bay area. we have near 70 degrees for our inland communities, like antioch, brentwood, where we're dealing with sunny skies and a warmup already under way. notice how it feels and find your community. for the lunch hour, 60s along the coastline, upper 60s around the east bay, getting into the low to mid-70s for some of the peninsula areas. mid-80s for livermore, antioch, in time for your lunch hour. here's a look at the afternoon highs for today. a few degrees warmer than yesterday. 60s at the coast, 70s to low 80s around the bay, and hottest locations will get well into
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the upper 90s. today is it. we begin to fall as early as tomorrow, with the cooling trend continuing through wednesday and then a rebound for wednesday. >> thank you very much, rosemary. appreciate it. and that is our report for this morning. be sure to join ktvu for our next newscast at 6:00. >> and we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. ktvu crews will be doling the protests on this day of action. we'll of course keep you updated all day long. 9:58 on the clock. have a great saturday, everyone. thank you for joining us.
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