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a man is in critical condition after getting run over by a car at a gas station? san francisco. we have just spoke ton the gas station attendant and what he says he saw. a promising controversy is brewing at a popular coffee house chain in the bay area. it involves customers' cellphones and computers. plus, a new chapter in the story of bryan stow. the question facing a jury will the l.a. dodgers and bryan stow. "mornings on 2" begins right
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now. we are live in san francisco at a chevron gas station in the richmond district where a man was critically injured by a car. another man was taken into police custody. ktvu's tara moriarty is there. she will tell us about the strange twist in the case that has investigators reviewing surveillance video. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2". i am tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve paulson is back. it looks nice outside our door. >> you ducked outside? >> just stuck my head out. >> i believe you. skies are clear and it looks like a nice day today. we will start to cool down tomorrow. temperatures in the 50s. there are a few 40s. half moon bay airport 41 degrees. the coolest i could find. 60s, 70s, and lots of
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sunshine. breezy and warmer today. not much of a breeze for some. now 43. napa airport went from 46 to 53. we are beginning to warm up. the nights are very, very short. fairfield calm. that's not much of a breeze. south at concord. north at santa rosa that should be the prevailing direction tonight or tomorrow morning. it will turn more westerly. if you want to go to the beach today's the day because tomorrow a lot of fog. there is a little right there that's going to carve itself out and settle in for a while giving us a good cool-down. today sunshine and warmer temps. a breeze for some. not for all. sunny for everybody. a lot of 80s to the interior. here's my good friend sal. steve, good morning to you. we are looking at a commute that is going to be affected by some problems on 880 in the fremont union city area and that would be a crash southbound 880 at north fremont boulevard. traffic is backing up heading south and we have a long line
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of traffic beginning right at 238 all the way down the fremont. no doubt this is going to affect your drive time in the region. i think it's going to be fairly high here. 25 minutes already from 238 to thornton avenue and it looks to grow as the commute continues. also getting to the san mateo bridge as people are bailing on the 880 freeway, it's going to be heavy on 92 before you get onto that span. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. a 35-minute drive time between the end of the line and the san francisco side of the bay bridge. and 880 northbound and southbound in oakland looks good so far. with he had a couple of earlier problems here. but they cleared and traffic is moving well. 7:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we are continuing to follow developing news in san francisco. a man was run over and pinned under a car at the chevron gas station at gary and 24th r avenue in the richmond district early this morning. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara
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moriarty has been following the story since 3 this morning. she just got disturbing details from a witness. >> reporter: we spoke to him a couple of minutes ago and he says that he witnessed the whole thing happen. it happened shortly before 3:30 this morning. two men pulled up into the parking lot and they were hoping to change their tire. they were with the man about 45 to 50 years old who had been loitering at this chevron on 24th and geary. they spoke and then the older man collapsed. the passenger of the car ran to the gas station attendant and told him to call 911. the driver decides he doesn't want to be there when emergency crews arrive so he throws the car into reverse and runs over the man. firefighters, meanwhile, were responding so what they thought was a medical call and saw the victim pinned under the back wheel of the green sedan. >> when the fire department showed up he was lodged underneath the tire.
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so in order to free his head it was imperative that they hoist the rearnd of the vehicle in order to free his vehicle from underneath the tire. >> reporter: now, the driver has been taken into custody where he will undergo alcohol testing. the passenger is being detained for questioning. there is surveillance video that police are reviewing to see if it provides any more clues. meantime, the victim is in critical condition at san francisco general hospital. he is not conscious, but he is expected to live. live from san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. new details about the suspensions of four san francisco firefighters for a crash involving a fire truck that injured a motorcyclist last year. firefighter michael quinn, who was driving the fire truck, resigned from the fire department and now faces three felony dui charges. assistant fire chiefs art kenny and david franklin are facing suspensions of 10 days and 8 days. they responded to the scene to
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give drug and alcohol tests to quinn, who had left the crash scene. officials with the firefighter's union say the men did nothing wrong. >> the driver went missing. they notified the higher ups in command and they ultimately found the driver of the fire truck, brought him back and got the police involved. >> firefighters warn s&p -- on the truck that night face 30 day suspensions. the men say they will appeal their suspensions before the fire commission. alameda county sheriff's deputies captured a suspected rapist after he used a credit card of his victim. 38-year-old miguel torres was arrested yesterday at his home in hayward. investigators tell the oakland tribune that torres followed a 19-year-old woman to her east bay home on saturday and raped her. detectives say he used the victim's credit card for sexual enhancement pills and a carwash. he now faces sexual assault,
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rape, and robbery charges. time now 7:07. opening statements scheduled today in bryan stow's civil trial against the los angeles dodgers. bryan stow was permanently disabled after a brutal beating at a giants-dodgers game in 2007. katie telling us about a warning being given to the jury. good morning, katie. >> reporter: good morning, dave. witness testimony will likely be emotionally charged. the l.a. times is reporting that stow's mother will be the first to take the stand following opening arguments, which are scheduled for 9:15. bryan stow has also been in court, as seen here, since jury selection began tuesday. the jury consists of eight men and eight women. there is an attorney, school bus driver, a nurse and a journalist. attorneys warned potential jurors there would be emotional testimony which was the case when stow's family spoke at sentencing for the criminal trial. >> as men, are you proud of yourselves? and as fathers, are you proud
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of yourselves? >> february louie sanchez and marvin norwood accepted a plea deal. sanchez will serve eight years. norwood four. the civil trial seeks to determine if the dodgers provided adequate security on the day of the attack. stow's medical costs are expected to be in the millions. in our next report i will have more on how much his attorney is seeking in the civil rile. live in the newsroom. time 7:08. parents, teachers, students, they all packed last night's oakland school board meeting in a fight to try to save the oldest charter school in the district. >> they have been good to both of my daughters and i support them 100%. >> however, emotional pleas like that, it didn't sway the school board. they voted 4-2 to deny the charter renewal for the charter school and they cited three reasons. poor test scores, a big drop in
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enrollment and major money problems. >> they were taking out a loan against future anticipated earnings. money that they would receive from the state in future years in order to meet their current financial obligations. they had to do that to meet payroll. that's very concerning. >> while this fight may not be over yet, the leadership can appeal to the county school board. if necessary, they can go to the state board of education. 7:09. food safety advocates are urging the federal government to respond to a salmonella outbreak from chicken that continues to make people sick. the outbreak started more than a year ago. it was traced to california-based foster forms. so far, there has been no recall of foster forms chicken. a group called the center for science filed a lawsuit in federal court in hopes of forcing the government to step in. no one has died from the outbreak, but the centers for disease control says there are about eight new cases of salmonella illness linked to
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the outbreak every week. most of them in california. homeowners in alameda county will have to pay a new hazardous waste disposal fee despite many objections. the alameda county waste management authority approved an annual $9.55 fee for each house. it will be tacked on to property tax bills for the next ten years. opponents sent 50,000 letters objecting to the fee. it's projected to raise $5 million a year. the money will be used to keep four sites open where people can drop off old paint, batteries, and other toxic materials not allowed in regular trash. time now 7:10 you. sad story. the legendary owner of the north beach restaurant and petroni vineyards has died. the restaurant became a destination for locals and tourists when it opened on stockton street back in 1970. the petroni family says he came to this country flat broke from italy in the 1950s and worked
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tirelessly to make the restaurant a success. >> there is also somebody that somebody says i am going going to be just like him. that's what lorenzo was to a generation of immigrants. >> mr. petroni was known for being a great host to everyone who visited his restaurant. a funeral mass is set for next tuesday at st. peter and paul church in north beach. all right. 7:11. well, serving coffee and tracking your every move. the controversial revelation that a popular coffee chain has been tapping into mobile devices. the reason behind the monitoring. plus, don't look now. it's not just us. a new study finds 30% of the entire world is fat. what's really shocking are the regions with the highest rates of obesity. >> and we have just a lot of slow traffic this morning. if you are driving highway 17
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into the cupertino area it's building on all the freeways. we will give you a south bay roundup straight ahead. >> the moody blues have a cool song called lovely to see you again. even though i can't see you, it is lovely to see you again. if you like warmer weather, you will think that is lovely. a lot of warmer temps coming up.
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a man is in custody after after hours long stand-off in san francisco's mission district. police say an armed robbery suspect barricaded himself in a home on shot well street between 23rd and 24th about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. police evacuated the building and brought in a s.w.a.t team. the man surrounded rended after several hours. there were no hostages taken and no shots were fired. a hearing today in colorado could establish the rules for
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the upcoming trial in the 2012 colorado movie theater case. the defendant, james homes, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to that deadly attack where 12 people were killed. his lawyers will ask that jury selection be closed to the public. they are arguing that letting the public watch could cause prospective jurors to change their answers to really important questions like how they feel about the insanity defense. this trial is due to begin in october. a u.s. marine has been in a mexican prison for two months now. he has been ordered to go back to court next wednesday. sergeant andrew tom ressy is charged with bringing weapons into mexico. he says he was moving everything he owns, including three guns, from florida to california and accidentally crossed the boarder. it's against the law to bring guns into mexico. family members and friends are looking for help from the u.s. government. >> it wasn't just driving down
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the freeway with, you know, these weapons. oh, gee whiz. he was relocating. he had all of his possessions in the car. >> tomarassi was continuing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours of duty in afghanistan. now members of congress and secretary of state john kerry are asking mexico's attorney general to step into this case and set him free. 7:16. a fiery fight between the popular hot sauce and a southern california community is apparently over. the irwindale city council voted last night to drop its lawsuit against the maker of sriracha hot sauce. the town had declared the sriracha plant a nuisance as neighbors complained spicy odors made their eyes water and they had difficulty breathing. the factory owner has installed stronger filters that will block chile fumes in the future. a new study shows the
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obesity crisis is not just affecting the u.s. more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. that is 30% of the global population and the highest rates of obesity are in the middle east and north africa. researchers from the university of washington reviewed more than 1700 studies from 188 countries to reach these findings. the study was paid for by the bill and melinda gates foundation. 7:17. the red carpet prankster struck again. this time brad pitt was the target. look at the scene after brad pitt was hit in the face by a man with a long history of pranks on the red carpet. that man jumped over a barrier and attacked him. that suspect was arrested. you can see brad pitt seemed to be unfazed. he kept walking with his body
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guard. that same prankster has, in the past, hugged leonardo dicaprio and bradley cooper. he tried to kiss will smith. and most recently he actually put his head up the dress of actress america ferrara. >> hmm. restraining order. all right. it is coming up on 7:18. let's check in with sal and see what's happening on the roads this thursday morning. >> it's a little slow, which you might expect for this time of the morning, tori and dave, but we don't have any major problems. we did have that crash on 880 south that was in the lanes, but they were moving it to the shoulder and they have done that. but traffic is still very slow. your drive times here are elevated as you drive from 238 down to thornton avenue. it is going to take you 36 minutes and it keeps getting longer and longer on that drive time. and then we promised to look at the south bay. you can see 280 is very slow. northbound 280 near wolf road there is a crash clearing and traffic is backed up all the way to downtown san jose. you would say 85 at this point is actually a decent alternate
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route. it's not all that bad. it's kind of surprising that 85 isn't slow. hey, we will take it. 101 is not that bad either. 280 is just a mess. live pictures now. westbound bay bridge backed up for a 35-minute drive time into san francisco. it's about normal now. these days it has really spiked up in the last month and a half or so. and this morning's commute on the eastshore freeway westbound 80 between the car teenis bridge and mcarthur maze, that's 20 minutes. that's not too bad. 27 minutes average speed. 42 miles an hour. sal, we have a clear sky. not much of a breeze here o quick shout out to mark. he is watching us in cabo san lucas right now on the internet. appreciate that. he hit me up on facebook. blessen ton 51. there were some upper 40s. walnut creek 54. the lafayette reservoir is 51.
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it's a little brisk. pleasant hill 52. oakley and brentwood are already 63. is a big difference if some of these temps. it will be sunny side up unless you are in southern california. they are dealing with a big fog bank and we will tomorrow. clear skies for us. out to the valley on the coast really not much around here. sunny and warmer. the breezy will be favoring the north direction. it's not really doing that expect santa rosa. we had 41 at half moon bay this morning. now 46. a lot of 40s but we are bouncing off those pretty fast. napa airport 46 this morning as well. the nights are very, very short. no fog today though. probably be a lot of fog tomorrow though as the wind turns western and then we get a low drop from the pacific northwest believe it or not. 62 sacramento. they got a northerly breeze there. 40s in monterey to start the morning off. warm to warmer today for those of us thinking anything over 75 is too hot.
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that's too hot, steve. i understand. after today temperatures look like they settle into the 70s. breezy and warmer today. again higher elevations the valley getting the stronger gusts. it's going to dig down and settle in for a while. a little series of impulses will move through. cloud rain forecast. forget any rain. it's the fog. watch out. i will get out of the way so you can get your timeline. late tonight, boom, right there. early tomorrow morning that fog ramps up. not only on friday, but i think into saturday morning as well. possibility of drizzle saturday morning. so clear today but that will not be the case as we go into friday and also saturday. sunday might get chewed up a little bit. sunny and warmer today. breezy for a five. not too many. sunshiney for everybody. temperatures 60s, 70s, and 80s. a few pushing the upper 60s. 85 sonoma. santa rosa 84. calstoga 87. brentwood and oakley, a shout out, 88. 86 pleasanton. alameda 74 degrees.
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87 gilroy. low 60s san jose, fremont, sunnyvale. menlo park, the peninsula. san bruno 76. daly city 70. it's 57 here in d.c. and clear. cooling begins on friday and then a big fog bank moves in, kind of settles in. temperatures taking a pretty good little plunge over the weekend. >> are you ready for the weather to change? >> i think so. it's been up and down a little bit. time now 7:22. how did he do it? he beat the odds of one of colorado's tallest mountains. >> just one feet more. >> he's the teenager who most hiking experts say should not be alive this morning. how he survived. >> and the big question. was a crime committed? colin kaepernick speaks out about the incident involving a woman in his miami motel room. hear what he has to say in a couple of minutes. nothing. tillamook sharp cheddar, tastes better because it's made better.
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the risks of head injuries to young athletes. the white house says the president will look for ways to avoid concussions drawing on his own enthusiasm for sports. representatives from the nfl, ncaa football and major league soccer will all attend. awareness of the long-term health effects of concussions in sports has jumped in recent years, particularly in football. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick insists he did nothing wrong in an incident in florida with a woman and fellow football player. he is at the off-season workouts with the 49ers. police in miami have turned over their findings in the case to the florida state attorney's office. on april 3rd, a 25-year-old woman went to the police and claimed she woke up in the hospital after partying with kaepernick and two other players. kaepernick told reporters yesterday he wants to put this issue behind him. >> i did nothing wrong in that
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incident. so i want to do everything i can to let the d.a. close this matter. i am very eager to have the matter closed. once again, going to let the d.a. handle their business and wait for their decision. >> now, a florida prosecutor says they are reviewing this case to determine if a crime was committed. there is no word on when they will make a decision. 7:26. giants outfielder hunter pence's stolen scooter has been returned. it was taken from outside of a restaurant on sunday. san francisco police say a group of people brought the scooter to at&t park yesterday and turned it in to officers there. pence had ordered a new scooter and says maybe he will auction off the stolen one in an effort to give back to the community. as for the signed bobblehead, pence offered up a reward for the scooter's return, he says maybe it should go to the police officer who brought back his prized possession. a bay area teen is in the semifinals of the scripps national spelling bee which is happening right now in
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washington, d.c. >> r-e-c-a-l-c-i-t-r-a-n-t. recalcitrant. >> the 14 recalled is an eighth grader in cupertino she is one of 46 students out of 11 million to make it to the finals. we are monitoring those finals. she was also in the national spelling bee last year, in case she looks familiar, but failed to reach the semi-finals. would you drink it? sewage water turned into drinking water. next, the unusual drought-busting plan that could come to an east bay city. we are live in the south bay reporting about a popular coffee chain that is using technology that is making some customers
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uncomfortable. we'll tell you about the new change the ceo is making. we still have a lot of slowing all over the place. and if you are driving, let's say, to highway 4 or to highway 680, we're in the peak of the morning commute. i'll tell you more about drive times in this region. lots of sunshine today. a little cool for some this morning. it will be warmer. mid 50s for everybody here, but temperatures today might be the warmest of the week. i'm explain coming up.
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7:30. we are live in palo alto this morning at a phil's coffee shop. the chain is under fire after a revelation it's been tracking customers' activity through their mobile devices. janine de la vega just spoke to a shop manager and found out about a big change they have made in their policy and why phil says it was doing this in the first place. good morning. welcome back to mornings on 7. i am tori campbell. >> i am dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve paulson is back. he brought sunshine right outside our door. >> i stepped outside, dave, and you're right. >> i'm telling you. >> i believed you. it is clear out there. it's a little cool for some. it will warm up for most of today. a couple 40s this morning. looks like those are gone now. it doesn't take long this time
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of year. half moon airport 46. everyone else mid 50s. it will be clear today. it will be nice. it will be warm. then tomorrow low drops around there and that will give us a westerly breeze and that means the fog will come roaring back. sunny and warmer today. a little breezy. sunny and warm weather. 60s, 70s, and 80s. a few areas pushing the upper 80s. i will have the extended outlook in a few minutes. here ''s sal. we are looking at a lot of slow traffic that's building throughout the morning commute. we are going to start with interstate 80. i want to show you the drive time here is up to 34 minutes and the drive speed, the average speed, is down to 34 miles an hour. so it is going to be slow are than it was to begin with. it's double the normal time when there is no traffic it's about 17 minutes. now it's 34. moving along to the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see the drive time here is 35 minutes. the carpool lanes are moving well. look at the 880 ramp.
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i wouldn't recommend it. it's jam packed. contra costa county southbound 680 traffic is backed up from willow pass to walnut creek. and 880 continues to be really a bad commute from before 238 all wait down to the fremont. the site of an earlier crash. that's a 40-minute drive time between 238 and thornton. 7:33. back to the desk. time is 7:33. thinking of steve, but there is a privacy controversy brewing at the popular bay area coffee house chain phil's coffee. and this one involves the cellphones and computers of their customers. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live from palo alto to tell us how customers were being tracked and the company is now responding. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the district manager has been speaking with the ceo of phil's and they tell me that their customers' privacy is important
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to them and they feel like they don't want to use this technology any more. they are going to not use them beginning this weekend. the devices that were tracking people through their cellphone. now, most people i spoke to didn't know they were being watched that way. 2012's phil's is partnered with uhilz. it processes and stores certain data. specifically, how often customers stay. privacy advocates say there are concerns about eavesdropping and how much information is being collected. phil's does have stickers on the outside of their stores notifying people about the technology. >> i didn't know it was there before. i'm glad that they are not using it at this point because i would want to know a little bit more about it. if they are going to use something like that, i think it should be more prominent than just a sticker on the door.
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>> reporter: on euclid's- website it says fhilz wanted to understand customers on the go. they did stay will this longer. now, in response they changed things about those stores. the district manager tells me again they don't feel like those devices are needed any more. that's not the direction that philz wanted to go and they do plan on stop using those devices this weekend. 7:35. the muslim service -- the memorial services continue for the people killed in isla vista. last night in berkeley hundreds gathered on the uc berkeley campus honoring the victims of the attack near the uc santa barbara campus. this villagele was a way for the entire uc community to heal after such a horrifying attack and there were several
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emotional speeches. >> the biggest reason i feel like i had to stand before you all today was because james and david and george were students of mine last spring. because we are all a little bit sort of outcasts and the standard type of santa barbara, we are close. >> that young woman was one of the many alumni who attended last night's vigil in berkeley. now, tonight another candlelight vigil is planned on the campus of san jose's leland high school in honor of george chen. the 19-year-old uc santa barbara student was among the six people killed in friday night's shooting and stabbing rampage. he graduated from leland high two years ago. an east bay assemblywoman is proposing a bill aimed at preventing another massacre like the one last week near uc santa barbara. it would allow police to get a
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court order to confiscate someone's weapons if family and friends report threats of violence. >> that restraining order then allows law enforcement to basically repossess the weapons and to put the individual on the list that would not allow them to purchase a gun. >> skinner says the situation in santa barbara might have been different if such a law had been in place. she says a similar sort of restraining order already exists for felons and in cases of domestic violence. in san francisco tonight an unusual group is teaming up to fight gun violence. musicians, including snoop dogg and m.c. hammer, will join former mayor willie brown at the benefit. swimmer diana nyad and joe montana will also be at the event to raise funds for the no guns allowed campaign and the snoop youth football league. the event is scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. at air b and b's headquarters on brannon street in san francisco. time is 7:37.
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freeway for example in vallejo are open again this morning after a grassfire yesterday that shut down the road for hours. it happened yesterday afternoon near the ramps to interstate 780 and 80. a lot of smoke out there caused the chp to issue a sig alert because of poor visibility on interstate 780. no one was hurt by this fire which was brought under control about 6 p.m. 7:38. at least seven people who were arrested in several drug raids are scheduled to appear in court today in oakland. the hearing comes after dea agents searched several locations yesterday in martinez, san pablo, pleasant hill and concord. sources tell ktvu a search at an industrial park in concord turned up tens of thousands of xanax pills. >> it's a constant battle. we feel real good about our efforts to try to reduce the amount of drugs on the streets available for our teens and
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young adults. >> details about the charges and value of the drugs that were seized are sealed and not available to the public. all right. tore are you, time now 7:38. turning now to next tuesday's primary election in california. voters will choose which two candidates will face off in november in the race for governor. the governor jerry brown is expected to easily win the top spot in the primary. the battle is for the spot on the november ballot opposing governor brown. two republican candidates are in the lead. tim donnelly and former treasury official neel kashkari. recent polls show 42% of republican voters are still undecided. >> all the polls have come out recently have shown a lead for assemblyman donnelly still. a huge number of undecided this late in the election is pretty surprising. >> a new poll from the hoover institution shows 36% of people surveyed say they plan to vote for governor brown.
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12% for donnelly and 5% for kashkari. bay area counties, by the way, are looking for poll workers for the tuesday primary. santa clara county needs 800 more poll workers. and there is another challenge. finding people who can speak a second language. poll workers, by the way, will be paid between 95 and $180 and work a 13-hour shift. vice president joe biden and his wife, they are waking up this morning right here in the bay area. they are going to fly to seattle for a noontime democratic fundraising event there. the vice president had two fundraising events in san francisco yesterday. one was at the home of billionaire tom styer. the other at the fairmont hotel with senator dianne feinstein. the vice president has no public appearances set for this trip. 7:40. the city of pleasanton has plans it to fight the drought by recycling more water. a move critics call toilet to tap. for the last eight weeks the city has been using watery
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claimed from the sewage treatment plant to water two parks. pleasanton plans to use it to waterparks next year. >> it's a fabulous way kids play on a beautiful lawn and it helps us save water. >> to be using recycled water for my drinking water? that scares me. >> right now no recycled water goes into homes, but that could change. the state is considering a new rule that would allow treated sewage to be used for drinking water. right now any recycled water that is not used for irrigation is dumped into the bay. run over and pinned under a car. what a witness told us within the past hour about this morning's horrible scene at a gas station parking lot in san francisco. and next, sounds like a good deal. paying as little as $20 for work on your car. but it's not exactly legal. the makeshift auto shop set up
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in oakland that's sparking controversy. >> right now traffic is busy in san jose. and i want to point out that it's very slow getting up to cupertino and there is an accident on an expressway nearby that sounds serious. we will tell you about that as well. >> clear skies this morning. temperatures starting to warm up. there were some cool readings. it's 51 at stanford, palo alto, but it dipped to 48. we will talk about the warmest temperatures today and why it will cool down later if the week.
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we now continue our coverage of sad news we brought you yesterday morning. the death of metro area. she is among the 25
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humanitarians depict inside the remember them sculpture in oakland. last night people gathered to share their grief and memories. angelou moved to san francisco from arkansas when she was a teenager. that's her in this 1945 washington high school yearbook photo. angelou's son still lives in oakland. guy johnson told ktvu news what he are will miss most about his mom. >> er had love and ability to call her. i saved her last message on my phone and i will never take it off. >> angelou was 86 years old. the cause of death was not immediately known. her agent said she was frail for some time and had heart problems. our coverage of maya angelou continues online on ktvu. we have a special section dedicated to her life. time now 7:45. happening now the house
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veterans affairs committee holding a hearing on medical care for blind veterans. these are live pictures. we're right there in the middle of that hearing. this is happening amid new allegations that at least 1700 veterans who needed medical treatment were never given an appointment and never even put on a waiting list at a v.a. facility it phoenix, arizona. some of the republicans on the committee have called for the head of the veterans affairs to resign. they are investigating claims that 42 v.a. medical centers, including the one in phoenix, tried to cover up long wait times for veterans. some of the veterans may have even died waiting for appointments. two san diego police officers are being called heroes for going above the call of duty to help a vietnam veteran on memorial day weekend. they helped rescue gill larocque after his scooter there broke down on a busy street in the heat of the day. they pushed mr. larocque almost two miles in his
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scooter, which by the way was more than 300 pounds. >> when we got to the intersection, we would be in the middle of the intersection and it would lock you -- up. >> mr. larocque had tunnel walking after suffering injuries in vietnam. he uses a scooter to run errands for himself and his 90-year-old father who, by the way, survived the attack on pearl harbor. 7:47. car problems. we have all had them. they are stressful and usually very expensive. ktvu's palm cook is in the studio with a cheap fix for your car in oakland, but it is stirring up quite a bit of controversy. >> reporter: yes, it is. some freelance mechanics are fixing cars in the parking loft of an oakland auto parts store. we went the out to the auto zone store this morning. this is at the 73rd and bancroft in oakland. and we saw the grease spots in the parking lot for ourselves, used car parts in the trash and bushes. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that traveling mechanics carry tools but may or may not
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be properly trained with a license from the state, and that is where the problem and controversy begins. now, the men charge as little as $20 to work on cars in the parking lot of that auto zone, which is a huge savings for people who cannot afford a licensed repair shop. now, a spokesperson for auto zone says store employees really cannot stop people from working on their cars in the parking lot, but oakland city councilwoman desly brooks tells the paper she is working with police to put an end to it. now, "the chronicle" talked with a couple of these freelance mechanics who say they are just trying to survive in a city with an unemployment rate of nearby 35% for young people. we have a foreout there this morning -- a photographer out there this morning. coming up we are going to hear from a man who actually had his car fixed by one of those mechanics. >> thank you. very interesting. >> yeah, it is. >> time 7:48. sal, speaking of cars, everybody behaving for you out there? >> well, we have a couple of
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problem spots. there is an auto versus bike accident at cabrilla avenue. this crash is unfortunately rather close to a middle school. we don't know who was hit. up on our radar because it's very close to that school on santo mas expressway. i would get over to the lawrence expressway or use 280. by the way, you can see 280 and 82, which is the el camino rielle, very crowded. you can see how 280 is going to be slow getting up to the cupertino area because of earlier issues. quite a commute there. bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for a 35-minute drive time into san francisco. and on the east shore freeway the drive times are up from car queenis bridge 37 minutes. steve, throwback thursday. if you go to my facebook page,
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i have an old picture up there. >> can you give us a hint? >> it's just a picture of me back in the day. >> thank you, sir. clear skies. it's going to be sunny and warmer today. i guess the allergies are bad. it's the oak and olive. very, very high and the grasses. they are medium high. if you are suffering, i know olive is really, really prevalent right now and the grasses are starting to get bad as well. clear skies physicals you are in southern california. temperatures will bump up today. this will be the warmest day of the week. napa 86 today. 67 san francisco. 73. i give a shout out to is john in i don't thinkville. he says i know you. 67 san francisco. 73 concord. 85. yesterday san jose 76. today we'll go 81 degrees. clear skies. breezy for a few. now, i say that because my
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forecast area goes from up to ashford, orange county. clear skies. breezy for some. especially out to the valley. sacramento sunny and warmer. a red flag warning there. big time shout out to chico. my alma mater. barkley ranch it might be breezy today. half moon bay 40s this morning. they were the coolest by far. hardly a breeze. a little breezy for some. southerly for others. northerly as you get out to the valley. the clear skies. the fog will be on the move. it's itching, raring to go. it needs a little oomph. that will be coming down from the pacific northwest tomorrow. so warm today but then low pressure settles in and that's really going to ramp up the fog bank. won be until late tonight, probably tomorrow morning.
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70s by the coast today. 80s ip land. this will be the best day for the coast. that is for sure if you want to sneak away. a lot of fog in southern california. sunny and warmer. breezy for a few. sunshine for everybody. afternoon temps mainly 80s. there will be a lot of 70s around as well. richmond 75. san rafael 85. sonoma as well. calstoga. fairfield 86. brentwood and 88. danville 80s. same for liverpool. 70s. mid-to-upper. san reland owe alameda. 87 gilroy. morgan hill 48 this morning. we will go 834 84 for a high. redwood city and palo alto in there. 48. if you thought it was cool, it was. 70s on the coast including daly city. cooling begins on friday and then with your weekend always in view there it will be a big time cooling trend. temperatures will be below average for a while. a 19-year-old man lucky to
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be alive this morning. for more than 24 hours he was clinging to the side of a smear cliff on one of the tallest mountains in colorado. this young hiker from canada, you see him there. look at that red circle there. he was stuck and desperate for help. late tuesday night he called rangers on his cellphone saying he got separated from his friend while trying to it find a shortcut down the mountain. he had no is climbing equipment and was wearing only a t-shirt and spent the night completely exposed. >> i spent all night on the small rock. if i slip once, just one feet more, i would have fall to my death. >> a helicopter wasn't able to get to him because of the strong winds out there. but a ground rescue team finally got to ip had and finally brought him down to safety. all right. lucky young man there. >> 7:53. searching for answers in a mysterious death in oakland. more than a year ago the one
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question the sister of the man who died is determined to answer. plus, is it all just a publicity stunt? you will matter from the mystery man behind the hidden cash as this social media phenomenon is moving to yet another location. gridlock. teacher layoffs. and a 60 billion dollar budget deficit.
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that's what john perez faced when he became speaker of the california assembly. so he partnered with governor brown to pass three balanced budgets, on time. for the first time in thirty years. today, the deficits are gone and we've invested an additional 2 billion dollars in education. now john perez is running for controller, to keep fighting for balanced budgets. democrat john perez for controller.
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we have breaking news in fayetteville, north carolina. patients are being allowed back inside a v.a. facility after a bomb threat. now, a bomb was not found. that facility, though, was evacuated this morning after a phone threat came in about an explosive device in the building. the patients and workers were moved outside for two hours while the building was searched. again, this was in fayetteville in the carolinas. no bomb was found. we'll keep you posted if there is more information. all right. it is 7:56. the man behind hidden cash has
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moved his social media scavenger hunt down south. he hid two envelopes full of money in los angeles. yesterday the man who does not want to be identified let us follow him as he hid one of his envelopes in san jose. he has given out more than six thousand dollars since starting the treasure hunts one week ago, and now he wants the game to go global. >> it can't be just about me as one person. it has to become some type of movement, whether it's a non-profit foundation or a social media. >> we have been monitoring the hid-cash twitter account. and in fact you may have been watching when a man spotted one of the envelopes. while jeanine de la vega was doing a live report yesterday of "mornings on 2".
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he found 135th taped to a fire hydrant. we were excited when it happened. you can watch the whole video on ktvu.com. very smart man. he said he is going to take his wife out to dinner. time now 7:58. big news involving san francisco and "star wars." the letter city hall will send to george lucas today and what this could mean for a big piece of waterfront property. a man is run over at a san francisco gas station. what we're hearing from the attendant who witnessed this incident. we are looking at the south bay and getting into the valley now is getting more crowded. a live look at 237 and you can see traffic is slow beginning at banker road. we will have more south bay
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traffic coming up. sunny and warmer today. for those of you suffering from the allergies blame oak and olives.
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these are live pictures. we are at a chevron gas station
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in francisco's richmond district. the we are finding out much more about an accident just hours ago. a man was pinned beneath a car. the ktvu's tara moriarty has been out there since 4:30 this morning on this still developing story. coming up in about two minutes tara will explain how a call for medical help turned into something a lot more. so stay tuned. thursday, may 29. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i am tori campbell. a quick look at weather and traffic. hard to believe we are at the end of may. >> that is true, tori. temperatures will warm up and then start a cool-down all associated a low up there which will work its way down today. coast is clear today. that probably won't be the case tomorrow as the fog comes roaring back. it will be warmer. it is more of a northerly breeze out to the valley which is where theyette get the red flag advisory. sacramento 22 miles per hour out of the north. here really not much of a breeze. only santa rosa showing that. we are warming up quick. we had some 40s. now lots of 50s.
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even low 60s including concord, oakland, santa rosa, fairfield is 67. so for some this will be the warmest day for the next four or five. we get that northerly breeze tomorrow. it will be more westerly. that is going to be courtesy of that system right there. so 86 today. you will cool it down tomorrow, right? absolutely. sunny and warmer. breezy for some. sunny for everybody today including over by the beaches. a lot of 80s today. 70s coast and bay. here's sal. steve, we have a problem in the south bay. it's at cabrillo avenue. a vehicle hit a bicyclist. this is very close to a school and we're not sure who was hit. but we always hate hearing when these accidents happen close to schools right across the street, actually. our news chopper 2, i am watching it now on one of our monitors, almost there, when we get there we will show you what's going on. the chopper is almost there. let's move along and take a look at some live pictures now. we are going to go to the east
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shore freeway and take a look at the carquinez bridge mcarthur maze stretch. that's 30 minutes. about average for this time of morning. your average speed is 30 miles an hour. bay bridge toll plaza 35-minute drive time into san francisco. again, news chopper 2 almost at the scene of that crash i mentioned. we will let you know more about that straight ahead. back to the desk. new this morning we are tracking the investigation after a man was run over at the chevron gas station at geary and 24th in san francisco's richmond district. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty has been following this story since 3:30 this morning and has disturbing details from the gas station attendant who witnessed what happened. >> reporter: he watched the whole thing unfold and it was pretty bad. especially when we first arrived on scene. this is the gas station where it happened. the gas station attendant says
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two person were in a car. they were talking with 40 to 50-year-old man who had been loitering at this chevron off 24th and geary. the three spoke for about 20 minutes and then suddenly the older man collapsed. the car passenger ran to the attendant, told him to call 911 and the attendant says what he saw was that the driver suddenly threw the car into reverse in order to leave and ran over the man. now, firefighters meanwhile were responding to what they thought was a medical call and they saw the victim pinned under the back wheel of the green sedan. >> when the fire department showed up he was lodged underneath the tire. so in order to free his head it was imperative that they hoist the rear end of the vehicle if order to free his head from underneath the tire. >> the driver has been taken into custody where he will undergo alcohol testing. the passenger is being detained for questioning. there is also surveillance video that police are reviewing to see if it provides any clues.
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the victim, meanwhile, is at francisco general hospital. he again is in critical condition. not conscious but he is expected to survive. live from san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new details now about the suspensions of four san francisco firefighters for a crash involving a fire truck that injured a motorcyclist last year. firefighter michael quinn, who was driving that fire truck, resigned from the fire department. he now faces three felony dui charges. assistant fire chiefs art kenny and david franklin, they are facing suspensions of ten days and eight days. now, they went to the scene to give drug and alcohol tests to quinn, who had already left the crash scene. also, battalion chief mark hayes is facing a four day suspension. the firefighters union says the men did nothing wrong. >> the driver went missing. they notified the higher ups in command and they ultimately found the driver of the fire
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truck, brought him back, and got the police involved. >> now, firefighters warren derr and lieutenant matt schwartz were on the fire truck that night. the men will appeal their suspension to the fire commission. alameda county sheriff's deputies say they captured a suspected rapist after he used the credit card of his victim. 38-year-old miguel torres was arrested yesterday at his home in hayward. investigators tell the oakland tribune that torres followed a 19-year-old woman to her east bay home on saturday and raped her. detectives traced torres through surveillance video and they say he used the victim credit card for sexual enhancement pills and a carwash. he now faces sexual assault, rape and robbery charges. 8:06. opening statements in the bryan stow civil trial against the l.a. dodgers will begin in just about an hour from now. bryan stow suffered serious brain injury and lasting disabilities after being
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attacked by two dodger fans in 2011. katie is joining us live to tell us what bryan stow is seeking as far as damages are concerned. >> reporter: his projected medical costs are estimated around $40 million. he is also seeking punitive damages, according to the l.a. times. the suit accuses the dodgers and former owner frank mccourt of failing to provide adequate security on the night of the attack in 2011 when two dodgers fans beat stow. he has been in court since jury selection began in los angeles on tuesday. the jury consists of eight men and eight women. the times reports of those people there is a hardware store manager, a nurse, and a mail carrier. attorneys warn potential jurors about the emotionally charged testimony they will likely hear, which was the case when stow's family spoke at sentencing during the criminal trial. >> you get to live your life as
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you choose. bryan did not choose this. no sentencing you ever will ever be long enough. eventually you will be released. bryan's sentence was a lifetime. >> lewis sanchez and martin took a plea deal. stow's mother is expected to be the first witness, according to the times. opening statements are scheduled for 9:15 this morning. stay with ktvu and ktvu.com for any developments from the courtroom today. >> thank you, katie. 8:08. parents, teachers, and students packed the oakland school board meeting last night in their fight to save the district's oldest charter school. >> they have been good to both of my daughters and i support them 100%. >> however, those emotional pleas were not enough to sway the school board deciding the fault of the e.c. reams charter
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schools. members voted 4-2 to deny a renewal citing three reasons. poor test scores, a big drop in enrollment and major money problems, they were taking out a loan against future anticipated earnings. money they would receive from the state in often years in order to meet their current financial obligations. they had to do that to meet payroll. that's very concerning. >> the fight may not be over yet though. the leadership. e.c. reams can appeal to the county school board and, if necessary, the state board of education. time is 8:09. the state senate rejected a bill to that would have given san francisco the oppourtunity limit evictions under the ellis act. it lets property owners evict their tenants if a property owner want to get out of the rental business. state senator mark leno authored a new bill to require property owners to own a property for five straight years before tenants could be evicted. leno may try again to get
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additional support. but tomorrow is the last day in this legislative session that bills can move from one house to the other. well, the official letter is expected to go out today offering prime san francisco real estate to george lucas for his museum. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the offer is for a location across from piers 30 and 32 on the waterfront. the proposed lucas museum will house his collection of art and hollywood memorabilia. now, the city of chicago has also offered george lucas a site. lucas is expected to make his decision by the end of the summer. it is 8:10. a local coffee shop chain in some hot water. in 25 minutes, the way phils coffee has been tracking the habits of its customers. >> first, the u.s. government's efforts to free a marine imprisoned in mexico and the accidental action his family claims that put him behind bars. good morning. right now traffic is moving
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along relatively well in many areas, but 280 is not one of them unfortunately. we are going to get to the bottom of why 280 is still slow. >> sunshine and 60s here. we'll be warmer today. we'll show you those warmer temps coming up. philz.
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time is 8:13. the family of a mentally ill berkeley man is still searching for answers after his mysterious death more than a year ago.
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a kayaker found the body of 59-year-old richard rice in the what the he is of the oakland estuary on new year's eve 2012. the alameda county corners office ruled that he drowned and oakland police do not suspect foul play, but rice's sister has now traveled from los angeles to the bay area determined to find answers to the questions that surround her brother's death. >> how did this happen? how come nobody noticed? it's hard for me to believe that nobody saw anything. >> rice's sister is now handing out flyers with her brother's picture hoping someone with new information will step forward. the legendary owner of the north beach restaurant and petted roni vineyards has died. lorenzo petroni's restaurant was a destination for locals and you to rest when it opened on stockton street in 1970. he arrived here flat broke from italy in the 1950s and worked tirelessly to make the restaurant a success.
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>> there is always somebody that somebody says i'm going to be just like him, and that's what lorenzo was to a whole generation of immigrants. >> petroni seen in past ktvu interviews was known for being a great host to everyone who visited his restaurant. a funeral mass is set for next tuesday at saints peter and paul church in north beach. 8:15. a man is in custody in san francisco after a long stand- off ended in the mission district. police say an armed robbery suspect was barricaded in a home on shot well street yesterday afternoon. police evacuated the building. they sent in a s.w.a.t team. that man surrendered after several hours. police say no hostages were taken. no shots were fired. homeowners in alameda county will be charged a new fee. that's a hazardous waste disposal fee despite many objections to it. the alameda county waste management authority approved an annual fee of $9.55 for each
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house. it's going to be tacked on to property tax bills for the next ten years. now, critics sent out 50,000 letters objecting to this new fee. it's projected to raise $5 million a year and the money will be used to keep four sites open as places where people can drop off old paint or batteries and other toxic materials that's not allowed in regular trash. google admits its international work force is not as diverse as it should be. the search engine giant says 83% of its tech workers are men and 60% are white. 34% are asian with just 3% hispanic or african-american. google is releasing its diversity information at the urging of the reverend jesse jackson. jackson is pushing all tech companies to hire more women, african-americans, and latinos. time is 8:16. a u.s. marine who has been in a mexican prison for two months has been ordered to go back to
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court next wednesday. sergeant andrew tahmooressi is charged with bringing weapons into mexico. he says he was moving everything he owns, including three guns, from florida to california and he accidentally crossed the border. it's against the law to bring guns into mexico. family members and friends are looking for help from the u.s. government. >> wasn't just driving down the freeway with these weapons and, oh gee whiz. he was relocating. he had all of his possessions in the car. >> tahmooressi was moving to california to continue getting treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours of duty in afghanistan. well, now members of agrees and secretary of state john kerry are asking mexico's attorney general to step into this case and get him free. happening now president obama is hosting a conference examining the risks of head injuries to young athletes. this began moments ago. the president is just off to
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the left. can't see him in this camera shot. the white house says the president is looking for ways to avoid concussions, drawing on his own enthusiasm for sports. representatives from the nfl, ncaa football, and major league soccer are all in attendance. awareness of a long-term health effects of concussions in sports has jumped in recent years, particularly in football. >> it's a big deal. >> it is. very important. this is the president there. >> we will continue to follow this story throughout the day here on ktvu. time is 8:18. we are following sal right now. i know you are watching the toll plaza. you got the chopper working with you, right? >> we have the chopper. we have a camera network. we have the resources of the traffic department. and i think you are going to like what you see here. look at the toll plaza now. i will show it to you, westbound bay bridge. wow. i mean, what happened here? traffic is moving along relatively well and there is a huge empty spot right here. where has the traffic gone?
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you know, it looks pretty good. there are no major problems. let's go to news chopper 2 now. you can see news chopper 2 flying along 280 now. we are driving in or flying into cupertino. now it looks like the chopper up is in the cupertino area and getting out of the valley. there is a light at the end of the tunnel, if you will, getting up past the foothills. and this morning if you are driving onto the golden gate bridge southbound traffic does look good heading down to the toll plaza. 8:19. hello, steve. hello, sal. >> how is your day so far? >> going well. >> good. clear sky. temperatures a couple 40s this morning. there are definitely some cool readings but we are warming up pretty quick. doesn't take long here. not much of a breeze. low 60s san jose and also san francisco. all at 61 degrees. i guess thankfully i don't have to suffer from this, about you if you do oak and olive are very high and the grasses are saying i'm in there as well in the
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mix. if you are suffering -- mainly olive has taken over in the last couple of days. a tropical moisture favors areas in the four corners. missed us by that much. hit southern california. clear skies. fog offshore. we have more of a northerly breeze so temperatures coming up today. napa 83 yesterday. 86 today. san francisco 67. 73 today. concord four better from 81 to 85 and san jose from 86 to 81. this does look like the warmers day of the week. two will merge together to give us a cool-down tomorrow. 50s and 60s already. fairfield already 67 degrees. not much of a breeze locally. northerly breeze for some. southerly for others. but out of the valley it's definitely a northerly breeze which is why they have red flag warnings out there. for us clear skies. southern california a lot of fog. we're not. i will get out of the way. there is the fog coming. it's running into a lot of resistance. the wind will turn westerly tomorrow which will start to usher that in.
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reno 54. 66 sacramento. that north wind definitely helping them. the low that's coming down though may not dig as much as we previously thought but it's going to create another low off the coast tomorrow. that should help to ramp up the fog. today warmer temps. upper 70s to 80 fear the bay. this will be the best day for the beach over the next two or three. one low. there is another one. the combination of these two will give us a onshore push starting tomorrow. fog forecast shows it. nothing today. here is the timeline. nothing today. by tonight look at that. it really fills in rapidly tonight and starts to roll in tomorrow. so i think by this time tomorrow we will be dealing with a lot of low clouds not only into friday night, but saturday as well. maybe some local drizzle saturday morning. looks like a pretty good little push starting early, early sunday. sunny and warmer today. breezy for a few. again not that many. sunshine for everybody coast, bay and inland. temperatures upper 80s, mid 80s, a lot of 70s.
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86 danville. 79 hayward. 76 in berkeley. 81 san jose. 80 santa cruz. coupe teenio 82. redwood city, menlo park, mountain view, 70s on the coast. daly city and half moon bay they will have to deal with fog and low clouds. into the weekend it looks i can the fog will max out saturday. a slight bump up. not much sup into upon. >> thank you. a nuisance or a neighborhood convenience? in 20 minutes the illicit auto shop causing a lot of controversy. >> i think everyone this this building knows the character of the players we have here? >> that's colin kaepernick talking about the 49ers players who have been investigated by the police. what kaepernick wants 49ers fans to know. my dad worked as a short order cook.
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done. i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state.
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it is 8:25. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick insists he did nothing wrong in an incident with a woman and fellow football players in a miami hotel room last month. kaepernick is taking part in off-season workouts with the team this week. miami police have turned over their findings in the case to the florida state attorney's office. on april 3rd, a 25-year-old woman went to police claiming she woke up in a hospital after partying with kaepernick and other players. kaepernick says he wants to put the issue behind him. >> i did nothing wrong in that incident. so i wanted to do everything i can to let the d.a. close this matter. i am very eager to have the matter closed. just going to let the d.a. handle their business and wait for their decision. >> florida prosecutors say they are reviewing the case to determine whether a crime was committed. there is no timetable for a decision. all right. time's 8:26. the june primary is coming up
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on tuesday. very important thing one bay area county desperately needs before election day. concerns about privacy at popular philz coffee about technology it's using on customers. we'll tell you about the new change the ceo made and customers' reactions. good morning. right now we are looking at a commute where traffic is finally getting better in some areas, believe it or not. san math ss. -- san mateo bridge we will give you an update in a few minutes. it will be warmer today. i will show you about a cooling trend which will start tomorrow and those forecasted highs.
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welcome back. these are live pictures. we've taken you to palo alto this morning. we are at philz coffee shop. a couldn't versety, pardon the pun, has been brewing. they have been tracking customers' activity through mobile devices. jeanine de la vega has been out there all morning talking to customers about this. coming up in two minutes janine will tell us what a shop manager told us philz is doing because of this controversy and why they were doing this in the first place. stay tuned. thursday, may 29. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. i like how it looks outside, steve. >> looks nice. temperatures beginning to warm up pretty fast. had a couple of areas in the 40s. that didn't last long. still they made it there. especially at half moon bay airport. 41 was the coolest i could find. 60s, 70s. 60s, 70s, 80s later today.
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red flag warning is where areas are getting the northerly breeze, northern sacramento valley to the northern fringes of the san joaquin. temperatures begin to warm up here. kind of a pattern with sunshine and warm temps today. start a cooling trend tomorrow. a little area of low pressure is going to drop. it's going to join up with another one. the combination will give us fog today. today sunny and warmer. a little breezy. sunshine for everybody here and warmer temps. lots of 80s. 70s for those who don't reach the 80s. here is sal. we are looking on a commute towards the east shore freeway and you can see the traffic here is busy. 36-minute drive time from the carquinez bridge to the mcarthur maze. when you get to the toll plaza you will see traffic lighter than it normally is for this time. there are no major problems getting on to the bridge. a 20-minute drive time to san francisco, which is substantially low are. southbound 680, concord to
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walnut creek, we have slow traffic as you drive to the walnut creek interchange. westbound 24 is also slow. 8:31. memorial services continue for those killed in last week's deadly rampage in isla vista. last night in berkeley hundreds of people gathered on the uc berkeley campus. they were honoring the victims of that attack near the uc santa barbara campus. organizers say this was way for the entire uc community to heal after such a horrifying attack, and there were several emotional speeches. >> the biggest reason i feel like i had to stand before you all today was because james, anthony and george were students of mine last spring and because we're all a sort of out casts from the standard type of santa barbara. we were all very close. >> that young woman was among the many uc santa barbara alumni who went to the vigil in berkeley. tonight another candlelight
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vigil is planned on the campus of san jose's leland high school in honor of george chen. the 19-year-old uc santa barbara student was one of six killed in the shooting and stabbing rampage. he graduated from leland high just two years ago. 2,000 students at uc santa barbara got out in the water yesterday to hopper the victims of last friday's -- to honor the victims of last friday's attack. the students headed for the beach in what was called a memorial paddle out. many of those who took part said it helped them clear their minds after days of stress and anger. >> make sure that everyone knows that we're all together as a community and everyone has a very strong part to play in keeping everybody safe. >> many of the students say they're about to graduate and they wanted this water memorial to be their lasting memory of the tragedy.
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> le 33:00. an east bay assemblywoman is proposing a bill aimed the preventing another massacre like the one last week. nancy skinserville would allow police to get a court order to confiscate someone's weapons if family and friends report threats of violence. >> that restraining order then allows law enforcement to basically repossess the weapons and also to put the individual on the list that would not allow them to purchase a gun. >> skin are says the situation in santa barbara might have been different if such a law had been in place. she also says a similar sort of restraining order already exists for felons and in cases of domestic violence. in san francisco tonight an unusual group is teaming up to fight gun violence. musicians, including snoop dogg and m.c. hammer, will join former san francisco mayor willie brown at the benefit, nfl hall of famer joe montana and swim he diana nyad will be at the event to raise funds for
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the no guns allowed campaign and the snoop youth football league. the event is scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. at headquarters on brannon street in san francisco. time is 8:34. now to next tuesday's primary election in california. voters will choose which two candidates will face off in november in the race for governor. the governor jerry brown is expected to easily win the top spot in the primary. the battle though is for the spot on the november ballot to oppose governor brown. two republican candidates are in the lead. assemblyman tim donnelly and former treasury official neel kashkari. recent polls show 42% of republican voters are still undecided. >> all the polls come out recently and they have shown a lead for assemblyman donnelly still, but a huge number undecided this late if the election is pretty surprising somewhere a new poll from the hoover institution shows 36% of people surveyed say they plan to vote for governor brown, 12%
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for donnelly, 5% for kashkari. and bay area counties, they are looking for poll workers for the tuesday primary. santa clara county needs 800 more poll workers. and there is another challenge. they need to find people who can speak a second willingham. poll workers will be paid between 95 and $180 and work a 13-hour shift. it is 8:36. at least seven people arrested in several drug raids in the east bay are scheduled to appear in federal court today in oakland. today's hearings come after dea agents searched several locations yesterday in martinez, san pablo, pleasantville and concord. sources tell ktvu search at an industrial park in concord turned up tens of thousands of xanax pills. >> it's a constant battle. we feel real good about our efforts to try to reduce the amount of drugs that are on the streets that are available for our teens and young adults. >> details about the charges
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and the value of the drugs that were seized are sealed and not available to the public. time now 8:36. concerns about privacy brewing at a popular chain of coffee stores here in the bay area. philz coffee uses technology that tracks your movement through your smart device. ktvu's janine de la vega joining uggs live now. you are in palo alto. customers are reacting. what are they saying? >> yeah, mixed reaction here at philz. most customers just come in to buy a cup of coffee and they don't realize that devices have been installed to track customers' movements by using their cellphones. well, a district manager tells me the ceo has changed his mind and decided to stop using this technology. they don't want people worrying about privacy. in 2012, philz partnered with retail analytics film euclid and installed devicees in the stores that picks under the wifi signal of customers' phones or tablets without their permission. it processes and stores certain
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data. specifically, how often customers visit and how long they stay. but privacy advocates say there are legal concerns about location eavesdropping and also wonder about how much information is being collected. philz has small stickers on the outside of the stores notifying people about the technology. philz says they will end their relationship with euclid and stop using the devices this weekend. >> it sounds good if they are responds to go what customers want. sounds like a smart decision. >> i am not one of those advocates against it. i would be interested to know. >> reporter: how does it make you feel he stopped doing it? >> hopefully, the customer experience continues to get better. i think that's why they did it in the first place. >> reporter: on euclid's website is states that philz started using the technology to understand each store's personality. it allowed them to measure customer traffic. for example, in san francisco people were on the go and didn't linger in stores while in san jose and berkeley they stayed
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longer. in response, philz coffee changed things about those stores. the manager tells me that customers' privacy is very important to them and they feel they don't have a use for the devices any more. reporting live from palo alto, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. the oakland zoo is celebrating a new arrival. a baboon named mimi is now a-week-old and can be seen daily by zoo visitors. mimi is the third baboon to be born at the oakland zoo in the last year and a half. zookeepers say her older siblings are responding well and are very curious about their little sister. really cute. >> you can't have one, tori. no. 8:39. this is interesting. a drought-busting idea that's leaving a bad taste in the mouth of some people here in the bay area. coming up in 15 minutes, the idea that could put treated sewage water in your drinking glasses. a driver is arrested for a dui after witnesses say that he
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ran over someone at a gas station. we'll tell you how firefighters actually witnessed the accident. news chopper 2 over the nimitz freeway overseeing slow traffic now still in both directions as you fly -- as the chopper is flying over union city. you can see things are getting a little better, though. we'll update you straight ahead. can't find a cloud in the sky. sunshine for everybody. temperatures warming up today. but if you like warmer temps don't get used to it. we have a cooler forecast on the extended. i'll explain coming up. [ grunts ] what? you expect me to stay up there all day?
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it is coming up on 8:43. an investigation is underway after a man was run over at a san francisco gas station. ktvu's tara moriarty has been live at the scene since 3:30 this morning. she has spoken with the attendant who witness the the strange ins didn't. now you have some new information you learned from police? >> reporter: yes. the driver has been arrested for dui. and not only is the gas station attend end witness this accident, but firefighters responding to a non-emergency medical call did as well. they watched as a green sedan backed up over the man who was lying in the parking lot here off of 24th and geary streets. this happened around 3:30 this morning. witnesses say that two people
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inside the green sedan were talking to the man who was 45 to 50 years old. suddenly, the older man slumped on to the pavement. the car passenger told the attendant to call 911. when fire crews arrived the attendant says the driver, who appeared in intoxicated him self, suddenly threw the car into reverse and ran over the man twice. he tried to take off but firefighters say that they stopped him and then they had to get a jack to help free the victim. >> when the fire department showed up he was clocked underneath the -- lodged underneath the tire. in order to free his head it was imperative that they hoist the rear end of the vehicle in order to free his head from underneath the tire. >> reporter: now, the victim is at san francisco general hospital in critical condition but he is expected to survive. again, police have arrested the driver for dui. speaking with firefighters, they say that the driver, when he got out of the car, did not appear to even know what was going on. they said that he was clearly
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intoxicated. again he faces a dui charge. as far as a possible hit-and- run charge, that has not been determined yet. >> thanks for the update. time's 8:44. car problems are stressful. they are usually expensive. most of us can't or don't want to do it for ourselves. ktvu's palm cook is in our studio to tell us about a new place, pam, to get your car worked on but it's not exactly a business and it's controversial, too? >> reporter: yes, it is. some freelance mechanics are fixing cars in the parking lot the of an oakland auto parts store. we're out at the auto zone store this morning at 73rd and bancroft and we have seen the grease spots in the parking lot and used car parts and trash in the bushes. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that traveling mechanics carry tools, but may or may not be properly trained with licenses from the state. now, the men charge as little as $20 to work on a car in the parking lot of the auto zone,
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which is a huge savings for people who can't afford a licensed repair shop. >> some of these guys are legit. you know what i mean? these guys once had a job and for some reason they are unemployed. you got to put food on the table. >> you shop. it's more cheap. and the people are showing time to help the people here. it's more cheap. >> now, a spokesperson for auto zone says store employees cannot stop people from working on their own cars in the parking lot, but oakland city council woman brooks tells the paper she is working with police to put an end to it. the council woman concerned about liability. the city and state could go after them because no taxes are being collected for this work done out in the parking lot. >> yeah. thanks, pam. it is 8:46. want it check in with sal. it's been fairly busy. last time we saw the bay bridge toll plaza it was light?
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>> yeah, things are getting better. i think we are going to see now that a lot of graduations have happened and school is out, we're going to start seeing. so summer pattern, which we have been waiting for, for sure. look at this. i haven't seen this in it a long time on a weekday. we are going to take it. thank you very much. no major problems on the upper democrat of the bay bridge. this is a 15-minute drive time. cuts it in half or sometimes it's cut into a quarter. we have had one-hour communities on this span in the last few days. this is a look at 880 north and southbound. that's moderately heavy. 680 southbound still slow coming from concord to walnut creek and it stayed slow on 680 until you get to alamo. now lets go to steve. thank you, sal. a very good morning. clear skies. temperatures, okay, there are a couple of high clouds. no biggie. sunny today. this will be the warmest day probably for the next three or four as fog returns today. today the coast is clear. if you are suffering from the allergies, people tell me it's awful. oak and olive high. the grasses continuing to climb
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up. it's not the severe cattery but medium to medium-high. olive seems to have taken off. it's raining down there in parts of arizona. for us it's clear, clear. napa yesterday 83 degrees. today we'll go 86. san francisco 67. bump you up to 73. everyone is out gate fast on these temps. concord 81. today 85. san jose 81 today. there is fog. where? down in san diego. down in los angeles. santa barbara. it's about are ready to take the turn there point of conception. once it does it roars up to the coast. back in the day. that's the way it used to work. now things are different. i don't know. 60s on the temps. so add some 40s this morning. they didn't last long but they were there. mill valley was in there. pleasanton, palo alto and half moon bay said i was the coolest at 41 and they were. fog offshore. a northerly gradient which takes care of it. already 66 out there in
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sacramento. that's because they have a northerly breeze. they have red flag warnings out there. ukiah 54. a lot of 80s up in the mendocino county and lake county. even the coast looks pretty good. 70s for many. upper 70s in the bay. again the breeze would certainly help. one low here. there is another low forming off the coast. would of these will become best friends and merge and that will give us an onshore push starting tomorrow. sunny and warmer today. breezy for some. higher elevations coast out to the valley. everybody is in on the sunshine today. 80s for many on these temps. mid 80s for others. a shout out to dennis and diane mitchell, who i saw the other day, and we got together. good time. napa 86. fairfield 86. petaluma 84. brentwood oakley 8 degrees. san leandro 79. 70 daly city. half moon bay 80s on the
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peninsula. mainly low. the fog will come roaring back. ing it be 10 degrees cooler for some. cooling begins on friday. local drizzle coast and bay saturday morning and then just -- not much temperature change sunday and monday. new this morning a bay area teenager is in the semi-finals of the scripps national spelling bee. it's happening right now in washington, d.c. >> r-e-c-a-l-c-i-t-r-a-n-it. recalcitrant. >> boy, and she is s-m-a-r-t. she is an eighth grader at sam lawson middle school in cupertino. by the way, recalcitrant means you are stubborn and hard to to get along with. she is one of 46 students out of 11 million to make it to the
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the semi-finals. we are watching her. an hour and a half ago she spelled her first word correctly. she was also in last year's national spelling bee. she didn't reach the semi-finals, but she is still good. >> doing well. we will keep an eye on it. ten minutes before 9:00. a notorious red carpet prankster struck again. what he did to brad pitt that prompted police action. visit your local benjamin moore dealer today and get $50 off every $250 purchase.
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time is 8:53. we have breaking news from san jose. the city's understaffed police department has taken another big hit. four more officers resigned this week shortly after learning the details of the city's revamped disability policy. one of the police officers, part of the department -- one of the police officers who resigned is part of the internet crimes against children unit. the city proposed a new policy that includes giving officers who are denied disability another job in the city. something opposed by the police union. a recent study shows an additional 175 officers could leave in the next two years. time is 8:54. we're continuing our coverage of the sad news we brought you yesterday morning. the death of maya angelou. the beloved author, poet, actress is among the 25
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distinguished humanitarian humanitarians at the remember my life sculpture. she moved from arkansas to san francisco when she was just a teenager. there she is in the back row. this is a 1945 washington high school yearbook photo. maya angelou's son, guy johnson, still lives in oakland. he told ktvu news what he is going to miss most about his mom. >> her love and the ability to call her. i saved her last message on my phone and i'll never take it off. >> maya angelou was 86 years old. we still don't know at this point when or where her funeral will take place. ktvu's coverage of maya angelou continues online on ktvu.com. we have a special section. it's dedicated to her life. check it out. look under hot topics. time's 8:55.
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the city of pleasant on has plans it fight the drought by recycling more water and it's a move that critics are calling toilet to tap. now, the for the last eight weeks the city has been using watery claimed from the sewage treatment plant to water two it parks. pleasanton plans to irrigate parks next year and possibly the year after that they may use it for drinking water in people's homes. >> to be using recycled water for my drinking water scares me. >> i am hoping it will get rid of the yuck factor that people have. >> the state is considering the rule change that would allow treated sewage to be used in homes. right now any recycled water that isn't used for irrigation is dumped into the bay. the red carpet prankster strikes again and this time brad pitt was the target. the actor was hit in the face yesterday by a ukrainian man
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who has a long history of bizarre tanks on the red carpet. this is a photo of his arrest. brad pitt was the world premiere in hollywood yesterday when the man hopped the barrier and attacked him. pitt was unfazed and continued walking. yeah, he needs to stay away. >> stay away from the red carpet. sal, we are not going to stay away from you because you know about the toll plaza and the rest of our commute. >> that's right. we have had some improvement here. i think you are going to like what you see at the toll plaza westbound. there is a little bit of a delay. but your drive time is less than 15 minutes across the span and that's just wonderful compared to what we've had. the san mateo bridge, that seems a little heavier. a 12-minute drive time here. if you are driving on the san mateo or dumbarton bridges actually on the stand, it looks
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okay. golden gate bridge traffic is light. i don't see any cars coming southbound. let me investigate that. 8:57. sunshine, warm temps today. 80s inland. 70s by the coast. great day to go the beaches because the fog will be back tomorrow and carry us into the weekend. >> and welcome back. >> thank you. that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> watch ktvu channel 2 news at noon for more on a man who was run over at a san francisco gas station. we are always here for you on ktvu.com. thanks for joining us. gridlock. teacher layoffs.
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