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the driver of an suv leads law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase and crashes into this gas station causing a fire. you will be surprised who had to save his life. five people tied up. one of them shot during a violent home invasion robbery. the crews vacaville police hope will help them crack the case. >> reporter: foster farms chicken has some people calling for change. we'll tell you what they are
asking for and who is spearheading the effort. and the bay area has a new superkid. the special honors planned for a little girl battling leukemia in vallejo. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." you are taking a live look at what is left of a vehicle in oakland. police are investigating a fiery crash there. coming up, we'll tell you who rescued that driver. that's all in a live report. i'm claudine wong. forming to you. tampa -- good morning to you. tori campbell has the day off. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. steve, that wind blowing through here? >> absolutely, dave. for some, not for everybody. it will be breezy, blustery. 30s, 40s, 50s. it will be sunny.
but cooler. upper 50s, low 60s. the breeze out of the north- northwest and rain forming in southern california. they will have rain town there. we won't up here. we get the better air quality. the wind advisories take us through the evening mainly on the coast and the higher elevations. 30s, 40s and i mean there's still 40s an -- and tonight it will be much, much colder. i know it's light slow in reno. that system is really moving fast. i don't think it will be around too much longer. breezy, cooler, windy at times. a lot of sun. very good air quality. 50s, low, low 60s. here's sal. steve, there are no restrictions on 8 or or a. you -- on 80 or 50. you can get the chains up there but it's more expensive. if you are the kind of person
who carries chains, carry them on the way to the sierra if you are going there. the local traffic is moving along well heading out to the macarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge, there's a backup. it's backed up for a 15-minute wait before you make it on the span and it's very from lieuling to dakota, down to about stevenson now before you break free and head to the south bay. 7:03. back to the desk. new this morning a fire at an oakland beation forced the evacuation of -- gas station forced the evacuation of two people. that fire was reported at a 76th gas station in east oakland. paul chambers joins us from the scene with more on the fire that came after a high-speed chase and a crash, paul. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. luckily, nobody was severely injured in this tion swa.
it's situation. take a look. it's at the gas station. it all started after deputies were head on a lie-speed chase town 98th avenue before the vehicle lost control and took out two gas bumps. some residents say that initial crash woke them up. >> that's when i woke up my family and said let's go. it blew up another additional second time and that's when theman hole went up -- the manhole went up. >> reporter: investigators say the deputies pulled the suv over at 98th and d streets as part of the dui task force. when the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver sped off, driving a mile down 98th before he lost control and ran into the gas pump. >> the irony of the situation, the deputy who initially has to
do the stop as part of the avoid campaign now has to save this driver from his burning vehicle. >> the fire chief says the attendant at the gas station hit off the switch to prevent more burning. the people who were evacuated were allowed to return home. as for the driver, he was taken to a nearby hospital where he has a possible broken leg. the passenger will not face charge. i will tell you okay back out here live, fire crews are out here taking air quality checks to make sure there's no additional gas in the air. so far no issues whatsoever. they reopened the street within the last 45 minutes. things seem pretty safe here at this time. live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. solano county investigators are searching for four men in connection with a violent home invasion robbery. around 6:00 last night,
investigators say four masked men burst into a home on poplar road outside of vacaville. police say five people were inside the house. one was shot and injured. two others were beaten. the suspects are described as two white men and two african- american men, all about 6 feet tall. they were seen driving off in a late 1990s, silver camry. happening today -- arraignment scheduled for a san francisco woman accused of causing this crash, a crash that killed a 16-year-old. prosecutors say jenny zu was driving up to 80 miles an hour when she hit a minivan on pine street in september. the crash killed kevin san, a junior at lincoln school. seriously injured his mother and sister. zu faces manslaughter. if convicted, she could get up to seven years in prison. san francisco's city attorney has joined the investigation into the partial collapse of the house in the twin peaks area monday night. the home is owned by mel murphy who recently served on san
francisco's building inspection commission. the house was being renovated at the time. the chronicle says the city attorney has sent a letter to murphy indicating this case could end up in court. there is a new report calling for change in the chicken industry pause of a salmonella outbreak. tara moriarty is live in walnut creek with more on what this report is saying needs to happen. tara? >> reporter: well, the people who wrote this report, they would like inspectors to drop by chicken facilities unannounced to test. they would also like them to be more adamant about releasing some of these -- communicate the outbreaks to consumers through these public health alerts as soon as possible. these are some of the proposals outlined in the report. this most recent salmonella outbreak is linked to foster farms changen with about 4 --
chicken with 400 people getting sick in 23 states. the seven strains are particularly toxic. people have been hospitalized at tubl the rate expected a previous outbreak happened last year. it made 134 people sick in 13 states. one consumer we spoke to said the outbreak is scary. >> when i shop, i always buy something that has organic or -- i want something that i know is gonna be safe or they are free-range chingens. i'm hoping they will be safer. >> reporter: the report's author says when more than 500 people get sick from two outbreaks asoak social -- associated with chicken, it's clear those standards are not promoting public health. all of this comes as the usda is revamping how it deals with salmonella. our reporter is trying to get more information in washington, d.c. to try to get her take on
why she felt compelled to write this report. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. police in east palo alto are searching for a driver who hit a man in a crosswalk and then took off. it happened last night just after 6:30 on university avenue and running mead street. police say the man suffered broken bones and a possible head injuries. they are asking anyone who saw the crash to call them. vallejo is taking another step to remove blight in the city. the neighborhood law program first targeted abandons homes and squatters. now the city has sent letters notifying hotels to clean up, cracking down on drunkenness and prospy -- prostitution. some runners and people near christie field say that area is too dangerous. they say the paving work made
the surface smoother. 7:09. the california public utilities commission meets today about the future of a controversial pipeline in san carlos. the board will consider how long pg&e should be fined for allegedly delaying and misleading the commission about the safety of that 84-year-old pipeline which carries natural gas through the pipeline. the fines range from $6 million to $17 million. the commission will consider whether to allow crews to restore that pipeline to its maximum pressure. the cpcu is expected to approve a new area code for the bay area. the commission says all of the numbers for the 415 area code, they will be used up by october 2015. so a new 628 area code listen added. if you already have a 415 area code, you get to keep the
number. the 628 area code listen assigned to new numbers in san francisco and parts of marin county. a deadline could determine the future of a new music festival in napa. a new group of i vesters has stepped forward to repeat the bottle rock festival. they've been given one month to settle a huge debt left by the oferm organizers of the festival -- original organizers of the festival. the next festival would be at the napa valley facility. the victim of an armed robber is expected to receive a donation. $5,000. an armed robber stole that amount from the bingo's fund- raising event. the band has received $15,000 in other toe nations. part of that --
an oakland family is still praying for a miracle after a routine surgery left her brain dead. >> how the family is getting a lot of support and what one group is saying needs to happen now. and a diplomatic dispute between the u.s. and india. what happened to an interian diplomat in new york and how -- indian diplomat in new york and how india is retaliating. we're looking at traffic that is getting a little bit busier. as you look at the san mateo bridge, it looks good here but i will tell you where it is beginning to slow. we have better air quality. temperatures will be cooler but will we get any rain out of this system? they will in so cal.
7:14. a diplomatic dispute between the u.s. and india causing tensions between two long-time allies. that's after india's deputy console general in new york, the lady right there, she was arrested and strip-searched accused of submitting false documents to get a work permit visa for a housekeeper. the u.s. marshal service says they followed the same procedures they do with all arrests. >> the fact is she isn't an ordinary u.s. citizen. she's a diplomat with immunity. she should have never been treated this way. >> in retaliation, the indian government removed security barriers outside of the american embassy in new del i new delhi. president obama plans to nominate max baucus as the next u.s. ambassador to china. he has said he will not run for re-election next year. if confirmed by the senate, he would replace gary locke who
plans to step down next year. a budget with bipartisan support is headed to the white house for president obama's signature. the senate approved the spending plan by a 64-36 vote yesterday. the house approved the budget last year. it restores $63 billion in across the board sequester cuts. there are new fees on airlines and pension requirements. and a 1% cost of living adjustment for military retirees. federal prosecutors will try to send a teen to jail. he admitted he was driving drunk and caused a crash that killed four people. last week 16-year-old ethan couch was sentenced to ten years probation and ordered to get therapy. his lawyers argued that he's the victim of so-called aflew enza, meaning his family is so rich and he grew up not knowing right from wrong. the sheriff says it's a long shot.
>> i will be surprised. if she didn't feel like the four deaths were worthy of jail time, i will be surprised if a lesser charge pushes it over the edge. >> prosecutors asked for 20 years. 7:16. police in fremont have increased patrols trying to stop drag races and sideshows in the city. neighbors say it started a month ago with a couple of cars. now it's growing. police say surveillance video taken from a parking lot on fremont boulevard shows the headlights of as many as 100 cars. >> we'll bring in officers during the late-night hours to look for speeders, reckless driving as well as vehicle equipment violations. >> now, the fremont police say they've evenly recently become aware of that problem. chobani yogurt is being pulled out of a high of end grocery chain. starting next month, whole
foods will not sell it anymore. whole foods says chobani says their yogurt is only used from natural ingredients. chipotle known for fresh guacamole and burrito bowls is expanding in the pizza business. they invested in pizzeria in colorado. and is considering opening two more in denver. they plan to use extraordinary pizza that uses special ovens to cook in two minutes. they also serve red and white wine. >> making me hungry. >> two minutes, get your pizza. let's check in with sal. so far the commute has been pretty good. >> i would say this is pretty appetizing.
[laughter] >> we have food on the mind. let's go to the live picture. i want to show it to you. if you are driving on 24, it's crowded as it normally is. but just a little bit better than normal as you drive between walnut creek and oakland, the drive time there is just slightly shy of ten minutes which is not too bad for this time of the morning. sometimes it doubles that. we're happy about that. bay bridge toll plaza at the -- it's backed up for about a 10, 15-minute delay. superclear. steve will talk about that, but the traffic pictures when we show you, it looks pretty good there. let's talk about 680 southbound backed up from 242. 242 backed up from willow pass. 80 is slow in richmond. as you go to the richmond bridge, sluggish. marin county, there is a slowdown. southbound 101, just near 37, it does get better. 7:189. let's go to steve -- 7:19. let's go to steve. sal, you are on twitter and facebook. >> yes. >> i'm on facebook now. >> good. how is it going? >> very well. people are nice.
so far. they are. [laughter] >> very nice. better air quality. we could sure use some rain. they will see some in so cal. for san francisco, this is the wettest month on average. four and a half is what we get on average. so far, .39. that's 91% below average from july to december. the calendar year will be the driest year. from july to december we should have over 9 inches of rain. we've had 2.08. paint it any way you want. say it any way you want. it has the d word in it. some rain in the mother lode and some rain will be forming in southern california. we get the better air quality. the system is coming in fast. the low moves to the southern california, it will pick up fast. cooler, breezy to windy. wind advisories are out on the coast. some gusts to 40 miles an hour. 30s and 40s on the temperatures.
they will be much colder tonight. you see a little bit of snowshower activity. i don't think this will last about 10:00, 11:00. southern california, though, expecting rain down there. tonight and tomorrow. you can see the system moving really quick. see how that -- there is the low that's going to form to give them some rain. we'll get the breezy, cooler pattern. windy for some. a lot of sunshine. afternoon temperatures, 50s, to 60s. coast, bay, inland, it won't matter. everyone will be close on these. novato 58. concord 59. berkeley, 58. san leandro, 58. i think you get the idea. san jose is in there. low, low, 60s. morgan hill, gilroy. 55 daly city, 57 in the city. we have a cold night tonight into tomorrow. sunny, breezy. mild, warm, a few high clouds taking us into the weekend. still dry sunday/monday. the b.a.r.t. board meets in a few hours. the new item expected to be on the top of this morning agenda.
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fire crews are cleaning up after a huge fire raced through a strip mall south of downtown los angeles late last night. investigators say the fire started inside the superdiscount store in hawthorne. it was really going. it did spread to other nearby stores and then the roof of one of those nearby stores collapsed. more than 100 firefighters worked to put out the flames. fortunately, there were no injuries. the cause of that fire remains under investigation. a south bay church has been ordered to pay damages in connection to a molestation case. a civil jury in san jose found the church on the hill was partly negligible even though they let the man go for inappropriate contact with children. he was still recommended to a
daycare center. and that's where he allegedly molested three girls. woodhouse, the daycare center and the church will pay more than a million dollars in damage, with the church responsible for 17%. he was sentenced to 30 years to life for abusing children at daycare programs. dozens of bay area volunteers are helping santa claus make christmas special for families of low income in san francisco. glide is gearing up for the annual toy giveaway. and they are sorting through all kinds of toys from stuffed animals to games to basketballs. >> my wife and i have donated to glide for six or seven years. we've got a little girl of our own now. we tell her how important christmas is. >> glad is hoping to pass out about 8,000 gooddy bags on
saturday -- goodie bags on saturday. the nfl league has come up with contingency plans in case of bitter-cold temperatures or heavy snowfall at metlife stadium. officials have hundreds of snow removal trucks at their disposal. but in a worst-case scenario, the league is prepared to move the super bowl to a saturday or monday need. however, officials that contingency is made for every super bowl. and yesterday, there's a change being considered which would have a huge change on telecasting on tv. the public will be able to rule. first there was bat kid and now wondergirl. we'll tell you about the
surprise that's in store for a brave solano county girl battling cancer. >> reporter: did you shop at target recently? if you did, your credit card information may have been stolen. we'll tell you about the major security breach there and what you need to know if you are affected. good morning. if you are driving into san francisco right now on the bridge itself, it looks pretty good. but there is a backup. we'll tell you how long you will be waiting at the toll plaza. sunrise over the big city. we have good air quality. we can celebrate that. that's a nice thing to have. it will be cooler today. i will tell you how much cooler plus windy. ♪
good morning. you are taking a live look at the target store in the cambria neighborhood of san jose where this store franchise is dealing with a major data breach. it's not just affecting the store. officials are talking this morning about how many millions of customers may be affected. we'll have more on that coming up for you in a live report. good morning to you. it's thursday, december 19th. i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the morning off. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve, no spare the air alert. >> that's for sure, dave. we have clear air.
the breeze has helped. the system has developed. that's sending in much cleaner air. marty in the sunset district says it's chilly there. we have 40s, 50s and the system dumbing in on twitter. daly city, not too bad. 40s, 50s. 50s, 60s. it will be breezy. you can see the rain in southern california. yes. also snow up in the sierra nevada and kind of wrapping back around heading towards central california. the wind advisories go until tonight, gusts to 40. 40s, 50s for some. some of the higher elevations but look at southern california. rain beginning to form. san diego, north of santa barbara up in the sierra. if you have travel plans, you might want to wait. breezy and cooler for us, windy for some. not for all. a lot of sun. good visibility, good air quality. 50s or very low 60s. here's sal.
good morning. right now traffic is still busy and we're getting to the peak of the morning commute. so you will see some slow traffic. i want to mention right now as we go to the live pictures that the traffic is still slow on highway 4 but it is getting better through the construction zone. it's slower now, though, as you drive from 68 from benicia to walnut creek with most of that traffic slow traffic being in pleasant hill and walnut creek. also, the morning commute looks slow at the bay bridge toll plaza. this definitely looks like the peak at about 20 minutes' delay -- 20-minute delay and then another ten getting into the city. you're looking at a half-hour to get into the city. if you are driving in marin county, southbound 101 has begun to slow, not only in novato but also driving into san rafael. on the peninsula, 101 at 92 is slow across the bay. 880 is slow heading south. now let's go back to the desk. if you shop at target stores, you are gonna want to know this -- millions of credit card numbers used at the store chain have been stolen.
ktvu's janine de la vega is joining us live from san jose to tell us how to find out if you are at risk. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. well, this target behind me in the cambria neighborhood opens up in about a half-hour. we've been talking to people who shop here and they are dealing with the stress of holiday shopping. they don't want to have to think about identity theft or their account being drained. now, target officials say that up to 40 million accounts may have been compromised. if those have resolved the issue and is partnering with a third party forensic firm, customers who shopped from thanksgiving day all the way through december 15th are at risk. the information compromised includes customer names, credit or debit card numbers, the card's expiration date and the three-digit security code. >> i shop there all of the time. i just have to check on my
bank. make sure everything is okay. >> i'm disappointed it's so easy for somebody to be able to do that with a company like target. >> reporter: the seat cret service is investigating how the unauthorized access occurred. a silicon valley expert said it could have been a skimming device attached to a credit card reader. he says it's more likely computer hackers put malware on systems or someone cracked into target's central server. target says this does not affect online shoppers. target officials said, your trust is a top priority for target. we deeply regret the inconvenience this may cause. the privacy and protection of our best information is a matter we take very seriously and we've worked swiftly to resolve the incidents. but target says they still want customers to monitor their accounts for any fraudulent activity and remember, this is an issue -- this isn't just an
issue at targets here. it's happened nationwide at all targets. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> when you go out shopping, the experts recommend using a credit card instead of a debit card because there's less risk if the card is stolen. you should also, they say, check your accounts a lot. and especially after there's been a breach. they say you should also change your pain number regularly, especially if you think your information may have been compromised or stolen. a senate committee is calling for more security of the consumer data. this happened after it was revealed information brokers sell targeted lists including the victims of rape, seniors with dementia, people with hiv and a.i.d.s. and also police officers, including their home addresses. senators on the committee say more investigation is needed into how those data brokers get their information and who they
are selling it to. the family of 13-year-old jahi mcmath is still praying for a miracle. last night they held a prayer vigil at paradise baptist church in oakland. she went into cardiac arrest after what was supposed to be routine surgery to take out her tonsils at oakland's children's hospital. doctors declared her brab dead but her family has taken -- brain dead but her family has taken legal action to keep her alive. >> i just want you to pray for her. >> family members filed a formal request to get the girl's medical records on tuesday but they've not received them. the hospital says it's policy not to release a medical record while that patient is in the hospital. a consumer advocacy group has called for an investigation into b.a.r.t.'s board meets in two hours to discuss the -- investigation. b.a.r.t.'s board meeting in two hours to discuss the investigation into the retiree
medical insurance programs. this problem comes as they continue to work on the family leave clause that b.a.r.t. management was mistakenly left in the signed contract. and the labor dispute between a.c. transit and the drivers may be coming to an end. ac transit says it's close to reaching an agreement. keep in mind, there were two othertive deals -- other tentative deals that were rejected by the rank and file. they are on a 60-day cooling off period. that will end on sunday. negotiations are expected to continue through the rest of the week. the big fire in big sur may be contained if the winds stay calm. the wildfire in big sur now 74% contained. it's burned more than 840 acres and destroyed 22 buildings
including a dozen homes. >> we've had very, very little rain. we have some other conditions such as sudden oak death in this part of the forest. >> the fire started on monday near a hiking trail that forced the evacuation of a hundred people. while the cause is still under investigation, officials are looking at the possibility it was started by an illegal camp fire. a community meeting is scheduled for 4:00 this afternoon. the bay area does not have a spare the air alert this morning. for the first time in a week and a half. the alert lasted a record 11 straight days because of cold, stagnant weather patterns. the wind changed overnight. that's pushing out a lot of the air pollution we've had lately. however, parts of the bay area remain under a wind advisory. happening today -- the bay area is saved, once again, by another young and adorable crime fighter.
this time instead of batkid it's wondergirl. brian flores is live for us in val with what's in store. >> reporter: hi, claudine. good morning. it won't be the same scale as batkid. but in terms of the message it will be as inspirational as batkid as this little girl, wondergirl takes over the streets of vallejo. she wants people to see her. now we want to show you a picture of wondergirl. she's monica romo of vallejo. she has leukemia. has several rounds of chemotherapy ahead as well. she was diagnosed earlier. she is -- she is a fifth grader at penny cook elementary school in val. she will be fighting -- in vallejo. she will be fighting crime. this event won't be just about her. she did an essay about how the city can save the people of vallejo and how people can regain strength and power to fight evil. she will be speaking at 9:00 right here at penny cook elementary school, 9:30. vallejo school and then 10:00
at vallejo city hall and then 11:00 at the california mara -- maritime academy. this is just one way that this is not only bringing a smile to her face but also for this community of vallejo which has certainly dealt with a lot. at this morning, this moment, it remains a secret from what we understand her mother has turned off all of the televisions, given -- taken away the cell phones. so this remains a secret until she getting here at 8:30. if you want to take a look at the schedule, go to our facebook page as well as cut.com. we've listed -- ktvu.com. we've listed them where she will be at this morning. an early-morning fire at an east bay gas station leads to evacuations. coming up at 8:00, what happened just before the fire in oakland. during the holiday season there is a jump in the number of packages stolen from porches. how one south bay couple is trying to catch the grinch who
made off with their children's christmas toys. traffic is moving along pretty well in some areas but slowing down in others. 237 traffic is slow. we'll tell you more about this and the south bay commute. and had the full moon yesterday. it's easy to see today. temperatures will cool off. the air quality is better. we'll see how long that lasts and how about the wind? it's picking up.
points. investors not liking the jobless numbers that dame in that shows claims on the rise and then we have target talking about the major security breach which caused their stock to drop. facebook is reporting mark zuckerberg is planning to share 41 million shares and that should get him 2.3 million. the filing says he will use that money to cover a tax bill. can you imagine? facebook shares have doubled. he will still own 56% of the company. delta airlines says it won't allow cell phone calls during flights even if the fcc says it's okay. the ceo says the airline will continue the ban on cellular calls on delta or delta communication or delta connection, rather, flights. richard anderson says he thinks that's what most passenger and airlines want. he calls these calls a disruption to the travel experience. well, consumer experts say holiday shoppers are suffering
from a seasonal illness. it is called discount fatigue. shoppers say they are getting so many e-mails for daily deals. they are just deleting everything unless it's for something they already want. shoppers say even then they are wondering if they are getting the best price possible. or if they should wait longer for another offer. it's a crime that happens a lot during the holidays. people stealing christmas gifts delivered to porches. >> there she is. >> makes me so mad. >> this family posted video of that woman taking a package off the porch. they live in the willow glen. the package contains $60 worth of toys that were christmas gifts for their kids. >> it's so brazen. she walked up as she if she had every right to take that
package. >> one part shows her getting out of a white vehicle. it's not just happening in san jose. tiffany lee sent us this video of a woman taking packages off her front porch on tuesday. the suspect can be seen running off. santa clara police say this photo shows a man stealing the front package from the front porch of a house. this happened two weeks ago near rutledge and cabrio. the man was seen driving away from the house in a dark- colored two-door vehicle. panel of of intelligence a urging president obama to scrap the program that collects phone records of americans and says a court record should be necessary each time analysts
want to access information. state senator mark le know is teaming up -- leno is teaming up with george gascon to draft legislation requiring a kill switch on smartphones in california. that would make the phones useless if they are stolen. gascon has made this one of his top priorities. they say cell phone carriers have resisted in the stolen devices because they plan to use profits in insurance plans if there are fewer stole enphones. doctors are split over blood pressure guidelines if you are 60 or over. a government panel suggests treatment is only needed when a person's blood pressure hits 150/90. not 140/90 as it is now. the new, less stringent guide lines could lead to older americans taking fewer blood
pressure medication. high blood pressure or hypertension affects. million adults. the american -- affects about 68 million affects. so far know one from the bay area has come forward to claim their share of a $648 million megamillions jackpot. one of the two winning tickets was bought at jennifer's gift. there's the store there and the storeowner who will receive a million dollars 0 who plans -- who plans to buy a house for his wife. the person in georgia who bought the winning ticket has come forward and will take the cash options. there's a picture of the very happy 56-year-old ira curry of stone mountain. she chose the numbers herself. they were a combination of family birthdays and her lucky number which is very lucky apparently, 7. while she's avoiding the spotlight she it let lottery officials share her
story. >> between joyful tears and laughter on the daughter's part, she relayed to her mother that her mother had won the lottery. >> well, this is the newsstand in atlanta that sold curry the winning ticket. curry said it was a last-minute decision to stop in and try her luck. in case you have missed it, there's that ticket still out there, those are the winning numbers, 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and your meganumber 7. my real name is dave clark curry. [laughter] >> you didn't know that, but i did. >> she doesn't know that either. >> no. 7:49. i know what sal knows. you are watching the south bay. everybody behaving. >> it's a little slow, dave and claudine. i don't think i said welcome to claudine. it's nice to have you here. >> thank you, sal. nice to be here, sal. >> i want to show you a traffic report here, slow in the south bay. we had a little problem on 87 near 280 there was debris on the road. it didn't last long.
northbound 85 slow after 17. 101 is a little slow. so definitely we have the slowdowns. they are just noes at -- not as deep as they normally are. it won't be a complete clear drive in the san jose. as we look at 101, it's slow before and after 280. it's slow as you pass the airport and head into sunnyvale. no problems by the way in the santa cruz mountains with a little bit of slow traffic coming down to los gatos. let's talk about the 237 commute. it is getting better now. even from the last time we saw it. but some bunching up here at zanker road. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we do have a back july that stretches to about 15 minutes. now let's go to steve. the mostly clear out there. the system has produced a little bit of snow up in the sierra. it will produce rain in southern california. we get the cleaner air. that's about it. we get the breeze, too. let's take a look at really bad rain numbers. we've been talking about the
calendar year that will be the driest ever. we should have -- usually december, this is the wettest month of the year. normally, oear 4 1/2 inches of rain -- over 4 1/2 inches of rain. so far, .39. that's 91% below average. july, that's the rain year through june, december. we should have over 9 inches of rain. we've had 2. bad. nothing on the 10, 15-day outlook, really bad. you can see some of the snow in the sierra, very light dusting or two or maybe an inch or two. southern california, looking for a little bit of rain. the key for us is that this system is ushering in cleaner air, thank you, thank you, finally, finally. also the breeze kicking in would be a cooler pattern today. windy at times. 30s an 40s -- 30s and 40s. by tonight, we'll see some pretty cold readings popping up. watch the rain beginning to worm. rain down there if you are heading there. also up in the sierra.
some of that wrapping around the mother lode. 32 in tahoe. 33 in reno. there are cool readings but the breeze is starting to pick up. you can see the low right there. that's the low as it goes south. high pressure to the north. doesn't like it so it films it with wind. windy for some, breezy and cooler for others. highs today will be in the 50s or very low 60s. danville, san marrone, antioch in there. san jose is at 58. low 60s for a few. cupertino, 59. 56 half moon bay, woodside, 57. mountain view as 57. sun nip and breezy, cold morning lows friday. warmer on saturday. nicer on the weekend just gradually cooler. a violent home invasion robbery happened in solano county. the four people police are searching for right now. and the reason why one of the men on "duck dynasty" was
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one of the members of "duck dynasty" was suspended for making anti-gay comments. he made the statements during a recent interview with "gw" magazine. they said robinson ape personal beliefs don't reflect the network. gay rights advocates called on the network to suspend him. but others are defending him. >> needs to come out very strongly and condemn phil's statements. >> that suggesting that people who hold to what every branch of the christian faith have held for for 2,000 years is not productive for speech. >> the spokesman for the network said he will appear in a few episodes of the upcoming
season. they've already been shot. yesterday, caltrans announced it has finished the $25 million repair job on the eastern span of the bay bridge. that job began this summer after engineers learned dozens of seismic safety bolts broke as they were being tightened. >> this was a unique complex problem that demanded a unique complex solution. this was not something you can go to home depot and ask them where they keep their saddles. >> the bolt problem almost delayed the labor day opening bull the saddles allowed the bridge to open on schedule. it's a sparkling gift found in one of the salvation army's red kettles in south florida. >> an anonymous and and generous -- and generous donor dropped a diamond ring in
there. every year, the salvation army gets a call to sort through the kettles and look for a shine nip prize. that ring is valued at $3500. it will be auctioned off. students learned a lesson about generosity. want to show you the sign that was posted on robert simple elementary school. asking people to donate to the red cross which partnered up with ktvu to help the typhoon victims in the philippines. check out this next picture, yesterday i went to the school and picked up more than $250. those are only a few of the kids. a lot of kids there and they were donating money even as i was walking out, it came from the community, their piggy banks. they were very excited to share, bring their dollars to -- bring their dollars to share. if you would like to help go to ktvu.com. there's a link to typhoon relief efforts. >> good stuff. freat kid -- great kids.
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welcome back. these are live pictures from oakland. a tow truck just arrived -- there it is -- to take away the wreckage of an suv that smashed into a gas pump at a gas station, sparked a big fire early this morning. we'll tell you how a police officer came to the man's aid moments after he pulled him over. that's coming up in a live report. stay tuned for that. thursday, december 19th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the morning off. we want to start you off with a quick look at weather and
. the home was undergoing a contentious renovation project when the home crumpled. dennis herrera sent murphy a letter saying this case could end up in court. there have been two fires there in the past month and big changes could be coming to a troubled scrap metal plant on the peninsula. last night leaders with managers -- met with managers from the sims company. they talked about the fires raising save safety concerns. coming up, tara moriarty will talk to redwood city's fire
chief about how things can change. that's coming up at 8:30. 8:06. police in east palo alto, they are searching for a driver who hit a man in a crosswalk last night and then drove off. it happened about 6:30 on university avenue and runny mede street. police say the man suffered broken bones and a possible head injury. if you have any information, get in contact with the police. marin county officials think the bank robbery suspect wounded last week by a sheriff's deputy is the so- called cotton ball bandit. authorities say the suspect robbed a bank of the west in novato last wednesday. a sheriff's deputy then chased him into san rafael. investigators say the suspect got out of a car and flashed a gun at the deputy who then opened fire. authorities say the cotton ball bandit is 60-year-old christopher wooten of larkspur. he's in jail on more than $2 million bail. the sonoma county sheriff's department launched an internal investigation to find out if
anything could have been done to prevent the death of a woman. now, 70-year-old renee bunch was found dead at her guerneville home sunday afternoon, two days after she called 911 complaining of breathing prok bleing. two deputies who responded to the call friday morning broke the window out of her trailer but they left a note instead of going inside. those deputies say they didn't see anyone, they thought the trailer was empty. well, vallejo is taking another step to try to remove blight in the city. the law program first targeted abandoned homes and squatters. now it's reporting that the city is sending letters notifying hotels that they need to clean up. complaints are growing about a popular pathway at crissy field. that area offers some of the most scenic views in the city. runners and people jogging with their pets say the marina
boulevard path has become too dangerous. they say while paving work this spring made the surface much smoother, they also say there are few safety markings on the road to guide people and distract tourists from making the area unsafe. the california public utility commission meets today and talk about the future of a controversial pipeline in sap carlos. they will consider how much it should fine pg&e for allegedly misleading the commission about the safety of the 84-year-old line which carries natural gas through the city. proechals for fines range for almost $6 million to more than $17 million. the commission is also tu to consider whether to allow the utility to restore the pressure on that line to the maximum level. also at this morning's meeting, the cpuc is expected to approve a new area code for the bay area. the commission says all of the numbers for the 415 area he code will be used by october
2015. they are adding another 628 area code. if you will have a 415 aria keed, you get to keep the number. this will be assigned to new numbers in san francisco in parts of marin county. the future of a music festival in napa is now on deadline. a new group of local investors has stepped forward with a proposal to bring back the bottle rock music festival. but the investors have been given one month to settle the huge debt left by the original organizers of the festival which took place earlier this year. a deal would set the stage for the next bottle rock music festival at the napa valley expo in 2014. and the san jose high school band who was the victim of an armed robber is expected to receive a generous donation. the bin goep site is donating $5,000 to the marching band. that's roughly the same amount that was stolen last week. the band has already received $15,000 in other donations.
part of that money will go to cover extra security at the bingo game. $40 million shoppers may be effected by a security breach at target stores. we'll let you know how to find out if you are at risk. a new report is calling for change within. chicken industry. what was recently found on almost every piece of chicken that was tested in grocery stores. good morning. right now, we have a look at the commute and we do have some slow traffic out there but on the sunol grade it's not there. but another east bay freeway is making up for it with slow traffic. it's sunny today, mostly sunny. we have good visibility, which weans we have good air quality. how much cooler will it be and what about the breeze, we have some advisories. i will get to shows coming up. we all have our little tricks.
a new report is calling for change within the chicken industry. the authors of the report say the usda should be held more accountable. they want inspectors to make unexpected unannounced visitors to -- visits to the processing centers. consumer reports recently tested more than 300 store brought chicken breasts and found bacteria in almost everyone. >> what this demonstrates, we just haven't gotten it right yet and that we do need to
rethink the way that we try to address salmonella contamination in the food supply. the most recent salmonella linked to foster farms chicken has sickened 400 people in 23 states since october. a diplomatic dispute between the united states and india creating tensions between two long-time allies. that's because india's console general in new york was arrested and strip-searched accused of submitting false documents to get a visa for a housekeeper. the marshal said theyed the same procedures they did -- they followed the same procedures they do with all arrests. >> she's not an ordinary citizen. she's a diplomatic with immunity and should never have been treated this way. >> the government of india has responded. they are taking down security barriers outside of the american embassy in new delhi. former nba star dennis
rodman is flying to north korea. he's helping to train the national basketball team there and he is seeing his friend, north korean leader, kim jung un. here's dennis rodman being swamped by reporters during a stop in beijing. his visit comes days after un's uncle was executed, accusing of overplotting to overflow the north korea government. this is dennis rodman's third visit to that country. a former firefighter for the u.s. forest services is facing arson and murder charges in connection with a massive wildfire in shasta county. he pleaded not guilty yesterday to setting the 8,000-acre clover fire. he was arrested on tuesday. the fire claimed the life the 56-year-old brian stanley henry last summer. he was found dead in his burned- up motor home. the palo alto fire department is gonna undergo some major changes.
the daily news reports, the city expects a dozen firefighters to leave that department in the next year and a half. many of those departing firefighters work in leadership positions. now, typically, there are only two -- two to four retirements each year. the department has already increased its overtime budget by 56% in an an effort to train firefighters to take over. >> a budget with bipartisan support is headed to the white house to get president obama's signature. the senate approved the spending plan by a 64-36 vote yesterday. the house overwhelmingly approved it last week. now, it restores 63 billion in across the board sequester cuts. there are new fees on airlines, new pension requirements for future federal employees and a 1% reduction in cost of living adjustments to working age military retirees. well, today, a city panel in palo alto will review a request from tesla motors. the company wants to put up two
big signs outside of its showroom on el camino real. palo alto right now has a rule banning many signs of the size because of concerns they will be eyesores. tesla claims the new signs will actually improve the look the of the area. metering lights will start to operate along highway 101 in southern marin county by 2015. transportation officials from several agencies have been trying to figure out a way to unclog busy freeway traffic. now they've decided phasing in the lights at the end of freeway onramps may be the best answer. the first phase calls for meters on 10 northbound highway 101 ramps between sausalito and sir francis drake boulevard. 8:18. let's head out to sal castanedo who is watching the roads. how are things looking, sal? >> things are improving. right now, we are looking at the commute on the westbound bay bridge and just as we suspected as we get closer to
8:30. didn't i tell you this? you probably weren't watching two hours ago. i kind of said this might happen and this does happen on days like this. by 8:30, it's all cleared out. no major problems as you drive into the city right now. there is a small delay. san mateo bridge traffic looks good. there's slow traffic in oakland. traffic on 880 northbound is backed up because of an earlier crash along. nimitz freeway at 23rd. it's on the shoulder. it's not a major crash but it's a major backup. let's go to steve. cooler air has moved in. higher elevations. we have berrer air quality today. sunny, mostly sunny. breezy to windy. wind advisory kicks in later as that low develops in southern california. cold tomorrow morning. oakmont, highway 12 near kentwood, 31. windy at times tomorrow. sunny dry as we go into friday,
saturday and probably sunday. take a look at the rain for san francisco. december, if you foregot what rain looks like -- for got what rain looks like it's usually the wettest month. so far this year, .39. that's 91% below average. this will be the driest year ever. the rain year starts in july. we should have 9 inches plus. we've had 2. 23% of normal. really bad. doesn't look like anything has developed. there's rain that's developed in southern california. snow up in the sierra nevada. been a little dusting all associated with a december dropping really fast towards southern california. that did clean out the air a little bit. cooler, windy. the wind advisories go until 10:00 tonight. some of the higher elevations on the coast, 25, 35 miles an hour. 30s to 40 to upper 40. napa is 36. a big difference there. not too many locations have that strong of a breeze. it will continue to do so tonight into tomorrow especially as we head -- not
too bad but once the low gets into southern california then we'll see some of that rain down there. san diego, santa barbara, l.a., not a lot. temperatures in the 50s or the very, very low 60s for everybody. 57. vallejo, there were 38 this morning. 58 novato. petaluma at 58. oakland, 59 to brentwood, 59. so you get the idea, get the picture here. upper 50s, low 60s. mid-50s to almost 60. red woo city being one. sunny, breezy looks good. nice but cooler on the week. sunday/monday. we tant to take you -- want to take you outside. there's a beautiful shot of the golden gate bridge. peak out on the left side of your screen. you can see a boat just chugging away. coast guard, we should tell
you, steve is talking about all of the wind. wind gusts up to 63 miles an hour expected. so you could get blown out around a bit if you are not in the protection. bay as well. boat owners are encouraged to make sure their boats are securely tied or anchored. 8:22. an oakland family still praying for a miracle after a routine surgery left a young girl brain dead. >> i just want you all to pray for her. she's a really sweet girl. the support her family is getting and what one group says needs to happen now. you still have a chance to get tickets to the last regular season at candle still park. but you better -- candlestick park. but you better act fast. ♪ yeah her gift
♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. welcome back. 8:25. oakland police say a massive illegal marijuana operation has been shut down. investigators say it was being run out of a gift shop on 55th street not far from shaddock avenue. three suspects were arrested. 28 pounds of pot was seized yesterday. investigators say the gift shop operated just like a medical marijuana dispensary but they say the owners did not have the proper permits and they ignored the rules for pot clubs. well, dozens of volunteers are helping make santa -- helping santa, i should say,
sorry, make christmas special for low income families of san francisco. want to show you what it looked like at glide memorial church. volunteers have turned that very large room at st. mary's cathedral into santa's workshop. and they are sorting true all types of toys from stuffed animals to games to basketballs. >> my wife and i have donated to glide for six, seven years. we've got a little girl of our own it just didn't feel enough to write a check once a year. >> glide is hoping to hand out 8,000 goodie bags on saturday. one of the owners of the golden state warriors tee mys a report that he -- denies a report that he wants to buy the as. it was reported that he was looking into buying the as and building an waterfront park. but the man who owns the l.a. dodgers says that report is 100% not true. it's the hottest ticket in
town. the last regular season 49er game at candlestick park. monday night. 49er fans can enter a contest to win two free tickets to that game against the falcons. you can enter by liking the san francisco rec and park department on facebook or following the department on twitter. but then you should post or tweet your favorite memory of candlestick park. the deadline is 7:00 tonight. well, it has burned hundreds of acres, destroyed several homes tins it started -- homes since it started sunday night. we have new information on the big fire at big sur. we're live in vallejo where an elementary school and the community itself is awaiting wondergirl's arrival. good morning. right now, the commute is getting much better in many areas as we look at highway 24. still a little bit of slow traffic, though, in some places. we'll tell you where.
welcome back. 8:30. good morning. these are live pictures from outside a target store in the cam priya neighborhood of san jose -- cambria neighborhood of san jose. the target store franchise is dealing with a major data breach. we'll tell you what officials are saying about how many millions of customers may be affected by this. it's thursday, december 19th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic now. here is steve.
>> cooler pattern, better air quality. a little bit of snow up in the sierra. southern california looking for rain as well. we'll get the cooler, breezy conditions. mostly sunny. the strongest gusts on the coast, i've seen some to 40 and some of the higherrervations 48 sfo and 50 at half moon bay. definitely a breeze. you can see southern california heading down there. l.a. san diego today and tonight. no chain requirements or anything like that. temperatures will be cool and it will be breezy here as you can see a low moving into southern california which means upper 50s for us or very low 60s. here's sal. >> we are looking at the commute now and it's gonna get better. we have a couple of trouble spots. let's start off with a look at the toll plaza. just as we expect to hear, it's 8:30 and the commute has died up out. it's a nice drive getting into san francisco. there's a small delay. the morning commute is looking
good on the san mateo bridge. i do want to mention something that the chp is responding to. stanley boulevard at murietta boulevard, there is a school bus crash. very minor injuries. the chp always investigates school bus crashes. again, this is stanley boulevard near eta boulevard. 580 is now slow coming out of san leandro all the way out to lakeshore. but i would still use it instead of 880 which is backed up all the way down to 238 because of earlier problems. it's 8:32. let's go back to the desk. federal officials investigating a major security breach at target stores nationwide. this could affect you if you shop there recently and used a credit or debit card. janine de la vega joining us live from san jose and you just talked to a customer who thinks she may have been a victim. >> reporter: yeah. she stopped at this -- shopped
at this target in the cambria neighborhood during that period. she says three days ago, somebody tried to use her credit card number. now, target says it wants people to monitor their card activity. target says up to 40 million card accounts may have been affected by this data breach. the information involved, names, debit card numbers, the expiration date and the three- digit security code. secret service is investigating how this could have happened. target is targeting with a third-party firm could on duct an investigation. credit card companies have been notified of the incident. >> i did shop on black friday. i just found out that someone tried to spend $600 in nevada. i wonder if that's related at all. that could be -- that would be interesting to find out we got
an alert. they called and they knew that it was not like us to go to nevada and spend that kind of money. >> reporter: target officials put out a statement which says your trust is a top priority for target and we deemly -- deeply regret the inconvenience this may have caused. the privacy and protection of our guest information is a matert that we take very seriously and we've worked swiftly to resolve the incident. target says this appears to have only affected those who shopped in a store not online. officials say customers can still use their cards to shop at target because the unauthorized access happened during that period that i talked about which is november 27th through december 15th. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega. >> when you go shopping, use a credit card instead of a debit card because there's less risk if it's stolen. also, they say check your accounts often. especially after there's been a
breach. and change your pin number regularly, especially if you suspect maybe your information has been compromised or stolen. the family of 13-year-old jahi mcmath, the young girl declared brain dead in oakland, still praying for a miracle. last night, there was a prayer vigil at paradise baptist church in oakland. now, jahi went into cardiac arrest last week at oakland children's hospital. doctors declared her brain dead but her family has taken legal action to make sure she stays on life support. >> i just want you all to pray for her. she's a sweet girl. she's a big part of my heart. >> the family filed a formal request to get her medical records on tuesday. but they haven't received them yet. the hospital's chief of pediatrics says it's a policy not to release a patient's entire medical record while that patient is still in the hospital. a consumer advocacy group is calling for an investigation.
we've just received new information about the wildfire in big sur. there you see one of the firefighters using a flare gun to set backfires and that effort appears to be working. containment is now 79%. the size of the fire has grown to 917 acres. this morning. >> we've had very, very little rain. we have other conditions such as sudden oak death in this part of the forest. >> the fire started on monday and did force some evacuations. the cause is under investigation. but officials are looking into the possibility that the fire was started by an illegal camp fire. a community meeting is set for 4:00 this afternoon. well, the bay area does not have a spare the air lay leart this -- spare the air alert today. the record lasted 11 days
because of cold, stagnant weather. changing winds overnight will move out most of the recent air pollution. parts of the bay area have remained under a wind advisory. 8:36. happening now -- in solano county, a little girl with cancer, well, her wish is coming true. she's becoming the bay area's newest superhero. ktvu's brian flores is in vallejo. tell us about wondergirl. brian? >> reporter: she's fantastic, dave. good morning to you. we're live here in vallejo and preparations are underway for wondergirl to make an appearance here at penny cook elementary. you see the balloons right there waiting for her arrival. we've seen several staff members and students dressed up as superheroes today. we're waiting to see wondergirl. she will take over the streets of vallejo. she definitely wants people to see her. we want to go to live pictures in front of her house where there are several people waiting for her to make her appearance this morning. she's gonna be making several
appearances throughout the city -- [no audio] >> reporter: she was diagnosed with leukemia. she will be nighting crime at various -- fighting crime at various location. this event is not about her. she completed an essay about a superhero can save the city of vallejo. it's about how the people can regain their strength and power to fight evil. we spoke to the principal here and this is definitely a good day for her as well as the school community. >> monica is a fabulous student. very energetic. she's excited about education and most importantly she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. >> reporter: organizers with the group, vallejo together as well as solano cancer kids, they set up the events and are encouraging people to come see her and wear superhero costumes as well.
9:00, just about a -- a little less than half an hour from now, she will be here at penny cook. then at 9:30, vallejo high school and then 10:00, vallejo city hall and then 11:00, she'll be speaking at the california maritime academy. while this won't be the same scale as batkid, certainly this is one way that this is not only bringing a smile to her face but also this community which has dealt with a lot. taking it back out here live. preparations are underway. you see the balloons there. we are awaiting the arrival of wonder girl. we'll be there for that. we'll have a live report at noon. we're live in vallejo, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. well, there's still plenty of excitement over that huge megamillions jackpot. coming up, the one thing we don't know about the big prize in san jose. >> reporter: and a high-speed chase ends when a vehicle
crashes into this gas station, causing a fire. what happened between a deputy and driver, i will tell you just ahead. although the commute is getting better, there's now word of a school bus crash in livermore. find out who was injured and what chp is doing to shut down the intersection. the air quality is better. no spare the air. that's a good thing. cooler and breezy. wouldn't it be nice if there was a wireless company
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all right. there's a live look at your numbers this morning. the dow is down about 13 points. they had a record day yesterday. doesn't look like that today. there is a new report out from the national association of realers saying home sales fell. still predicting the year will be the strongest since 2007. 8:43. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you -- target stores says 40 million customers may be effected after credit and debit card accounts were compromised or stolen in a security breach that happened just as shoppers flooded stores for black friday. if you used your cards to shop between november 27th and december 15th, you may possibly
be at risk. there's also a new report out calling for changes within the chicken industry. consumer reports recently tested more than 30 store bought chicken breasts. they say bacteria was found in almost every one of them. an early-morning fire at an oakland gas station forced the evacuation of dozens of people. that fire followed a high-speed chase and activity on the roads. ktvu's paul chambers, you've been on the story since 4:30 this morning. what's the latest. what's happening out there? >> good morning, dave. within the last 10, 15 minutes, the vehicle was taken away. but the cleanup has begun. it will probably be a few hours before the gas station is reopened. they also have to repair two of the gas pumps. this all started after male county sheriff deputies were led on a high-speed chase before the vehicle lost control and took out two gas pumps. some residents say the initial crash woke them up. >> that's when i woke up my family and said let's go.
grab what you need. let's go. we high tailed it out of the house. it blew up again. and that's when the ground went up. >> reporter: that all happened just before 2:30 this morning. deputies say pulled the suv over at 98thant b street in east. -- 98th and b street in east koekd as part of the -- oakland as part of the dui task force. then the driver sped off and he lost control and struck two gas pumps. beaving him -- leaving him pinned behind the wheel. >> the irony of the situation, the deputy who has to do the stop as part of the avoid campaign has to now safe this driver from his burning vehicle. >> reporter: the fire chief says the gas attendant quickly hit the shutoff to prevent damages. the fire was burning. that was burning, that was the gas still inside the line
itself which burned for about two hours. crews used foam to burn it out. as for the driver taken to the hospital with a possible broken leg. once he's released, sheriff deputies say he will face dui- related charges. there was a passenger inside. he was not arrested. back out here live, you can see they are cleaning up. area we're told that everyone is taken care of. they will have to come back out here to repair the gas line itself. as of right now, the gas station is closed while they are repairing everything else. live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, changes could be coming to a scrap metal plant in the peninsula. after two recent fires. ktvu's tara moriarty is live for us in redwood city to tell us what the fire chief is saying about the plant. >> reporter: we're here with the fire marshal and you know, there have been two fires in just two months at sims metal. obviously some changes may be in the future. joining me live is jim with
redwood city fire. this is not what folks want, especially with all of the smoke that a lot of the residents in the south bay had on tuesday. >> right. >> reporter: what is being done? i know a lot had been done after the last fire in november. >> well, what we're doing, we're working with sims. they've been very cooperative. their program has been outstanding, believe it or not. recycling centers are a has artous -- hazardous operation. with their program, they are do gonna do with it larger distances to the piles that are segregation and just look at other ways of mitigating such incidents, maybe additional fire protection systems. our fire codes are based on hazardous operations or life- safety issues. this process is just like the one in san francisco. last week they had a fire up there at a recycling center. so we're working to pinpoint
those exact processes that we need to identify. i know they reformulated their strategies. are they gonna have to make sure they are sticking to that? is there anything different as opposed to the last time the fire happened? >> no. they've been sticking to the program. we're just identifying addish nal safety measures to get -- additional safety measures to mitigate this. >> reporter: the fire is still under investigation. once we have the final report, we'll pass along the cause to you. live from redwood city, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. so far no one from the bay area has claimed their share of a $648 million megamillions jackpot. one of the two winning tickets was purchased at jennifer's twists in san jose. the storeowner there, happy. he's getting a million dollars for selling the ticket. he plans to buy a house for his family. the lottery winner has a year to claim the top prize. the person in georgia who bought the other winning
ticket, there she is. she's already claimed her share and she's taking that cash option. ira curry of stone mountain georgia picked the numbers herself. they were a combination of family birthdays and her lucky number 7. while she's kind of staying out of the spotlight she's alouing lottery officials to share her story. >> between joyful tears and laughter, on the daughter's part, she relayed to her mother that her mother had won the lottery. >> we wanted to show you the newsstand in atlanta that told ms. curry the ticket. she said it was a last-minute decision to go in there and try her luck. here are the winning numbers, in case you didn't see them -- 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the meganumber was 7. time now is 8:49 and let's go right back out to sal with a look at traffic. sal, how are things looking? >> things are look for the most part. i want you to avoid, if you
can, the murrieta boulevard and stanley. there's been a school bus crash. the injuries are minor which if you are a parent, you want to hear that but there are some minor injuries. we're not sure if any of the school children were injured because there were two other cars involved in this crash. again, minor injuries but a good area to stay avoid. stanley at murietta, in the center part of livermore. westbound 24, moderately heavy traffic. if you get to the bay bridge if you are going that far, westbound bay bridge is light. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. mostly sunny. a few clouds around associated with the system that's moving in and has moved in. >> starting to accelerate. it's produced light snow. the best thing for us, it's definitely cleared out the some of the haze and the air quality is much better. everything is moving rapidly to southern california. sierra nevada and then for some, not for us, but mostly
sunny here. cooler, breezy pattern. some of the cool air has yet to arrive. cooler, windy at times. higher elevations, wind advisory, also along the coast. main gust to 45 possible. 30s an 40s, it will be very cold tonight, especially in wind protected areas. a cooler pattern has settled in. we have the easterly breeze all week long. you can see some of the rain, light rain, but still some forming in southern california. they will get some. they've had some very light snow in the sierra. most of that looks like it's about to get chewed up and held south. the whole system will carve itself out. the offshore breeze will go north and then northeast. the low in southern california. high pressure here. cooler temperatures. windy for some. a lot of sun. under mostly cloudy skies. mainly off to the east and south. 50s but 56 to 62. that should cover it. doesn't matter. everyone will be close on the temperatures today. i remember the days are very, very close. there will be some very cold
air coming in tonight into tomorrow. have some colder lows. 20s and 30s on friday. mostly sunny, maybe a few high clouds. a little warmer. slightly cooler. these stealing delivered packages right from people's front porches. how one south bay couple is trying to catch the person who made off with their christmas toys. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home. like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee,
lot during the holidays, people stealing christmas gifts delivered to porches. >> there she is. >> makes -- that makes me so mad. >> one family posted a video they took as the woman took the package off the porch. she lives in willow glen. the package had $60 worth of toys that were christmas gifts for the kids. police have watched the clips and they are hoping to track down the suspect. this is not just happening in san jose. a woman in fremont says it happened to her. tiffany lee sent us this video of a woman stealing two packages from her front porch on tuesday. then running off. and santa clara police also released this photo. they say it shows a man stealing a package from someone's pore. it happened two weeks ago near rutledge police in cabrillo avenue. the man drove away in a dark-
colored two-door vehicle. the b.a.r.t. board meets in a few minutes to discuss the latest glitch in the contract. the union contract has conflicting information about the retiree medical insurance program. that problem comes as they are still trying to work out another contract problem. that one involves the family leave clause that b.a.r.t. management says was mistakenly left in the signed contract. the labor dispute between a.c. transit and the drivers may be coming to an end. a.c. transit says it's close to reaching a tentative agreement. but keep in mind, there were two other tent tiff deals earlier this year. both ended up being rejected. right now the two side are under a 60-day cooling off period. that will end on sunday. negotiations are expected to continue for the rest of the week. this morning the news media will get a look at the fix from the boek be bolts on the bay bridge span. that job began this summer
after engineers learned critical bolts broke as they were being tightened. you will remember the bolt problem nearly derailed the labor day opening. but it did open on schedule. let's check in with sal. been feeling like thursday. >> stanley boulevard at murrieta, a school bus crash. there weror injuries -- there were minor injuries. chp is working to notify parents. mine injuries -- minor injuries, again. want to emphasize that. the traffic is light coming up to the toll plaza with no major problems. san francisco is light approaching the 880 split. lots of sunshine here. but cooler and breezy. the air quality is finally good. don't have to worry about any spare-the-air days. a little breezy to windy and warmer into saturday.
slightly cooler but still dry for a while. a long time. >> a long time. >> end of the year. >> all right, steve. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon. we'll have more on this big day for wondergirl the bay area's young superhero. of course we're always here for you at ktvu.com. thank you for joining us this morning. we'll see you at noon. [ male announcer ] december is customer appreciation month at subway. we're saying thanks with two of your favorite six inch subs. ch cold cut combo, or the six-inch meatball marinara, built fresh from the bread up for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh.
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