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key note address in san francisco. he considered running for the presidency but then decided against. he also declined a chance to be on the u.s. supreme court. his death came an hour after his oldest son began his second term also as governor of new york. back in the bay area, wild mushrooms are wapping -- popping up around the bay area. ktvu's john fowler joins us now with a reminder for people and people who have pets. john? >> reporter: that's right. if you look around your yard tonight you may find what amounts to poison for pets. >> reporter: anywhere moist in the bay area is becoming a mushroom garden from lawns to open spaces. for dogs especially. mushrooms can be deadly. >> he is always sniffing at
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everything. chewing on stuff. keep him away from the mushrooms. >> reporter: every years dog die from mushroom poisoning. even kinds that are harm lose to humans. veterinarians say they could be brutal to pets. . >> become so weak. liver failure. and kidney failure. >> reporter: symptoms can take up to three days to develop. he says puppies are most at risk. mushrooms can take fishy, at least four varieties killed pets, including cats. treatment must be prompt. >> induce vomiting and give
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them car coal. >> reporter: -- charcoal. >> reporter: if a pet eats one, bring a sample to the vet. >> kind of a shot in the dark that is she going to be okay? do i have to take her to the emergency room? something to watch for. >> reporter: veterinarians say keep your yards clear of mushrooms and use a leash when talking your dog. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you very much. 2015 started off the same way 2014 ended, cold in the bay area. we saw a lot of folks bundled up. temperatures in the 50ss. but that is warm -- 50s. but that is warm compared to the rest of the country. minneapolis in the 20s today.
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and tomorrow, the bay area has declared tomorrow as a spare the air day. the cold temperatures and light winds are creating conditions for poor air quality. that means no wood burning unless it is your only source of heat. temperatures are expected to drop again tonight around the bay area. our meteorologist mark tamayo is here now. >> day two of freese warnings and frost advisories -- freeze warnings and frost advisories across the bay area. you can see the numbers showing up, santa rosa, the low of 27 degrees. livermore 32. san francisco 41 degrees. and san jose 30s. every tomorrow off to a cold start. over night frost expected once again. lows in the 20s and 30s. the freeze warning for the north bay and for the inland valleys of the east bay. look at napa, already down to 42 degrees at this 6:00 p.m.
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hour. oakland 47. san jose 48. here is a break down. frost advisory at midnight for the bay shoreline and the santa clara valley. and then the freeze warning, we talked about this for the north bay, east bay, inland valleys and santa cruz mountains, temperatures into the upper 20s to lower 30s. 27 to 32 degrees for friday morning. coming up we will look that forecast lows in your neighborhood and the big change for the weekend. today is six years since oscar grant was shot and killed that fruitvale b.a.r.t. station and today the family held attributed there. ktvu's rob roth tells us -- held a tribute there. ktvu's rob roth tells us more. >> reporter: the memorial outside the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station today was peaceful on the sixth anniversary of oscar grant's death. those here think changes are
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needed to stop the incidents of young african american men dying at the hands of police officers. >> going to have to come up with a way to hold officers accountable for their actions. and to focus on retraining officers before they make decisions to shoot and kill when it is not necessary. >> the theme of the memorial echoed that of recent protests that all lives matter. >> the community must walk forth in asking for that change to occur. and how do we do that? voting, education. >> reporter: oscar grant was killed new year's day by johannes mehserle six years ago today. the shooting was captured on cell phone video and sparked debate about the use of police force, particularly against young african americans. that debate boiled over in the
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wake of police killings of two unarmed black men in missouri and new york. >> oscar was like the center point of what we see happening today across the country. because of that each year the vigil gets bigger, which is a sad note. >> reporter: many african american men say what happened to oscar grant and others forced them to be more cautious in dealing with police officers. >> make sure to keep my hands up, always make sure i am not doing anything to give them any reason to stop me and cause harm to me. >> reporter: oscar grant's family will continue to hold the tributes every new year's day to remember what happened to him and -- new year's day to remember what happened to him. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. an investigation is underway in san jose following a shooting outside a bar that left two people wounded. it happened at 12:30 a.m.
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in the parking lot of the lounge. when officers arrived they found two men suffering from gun shot wounds. they were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. investigators say it appears an argument trickled outside. investigators collected evidence and talked to witnesses. [ indiscernible ] >> doesn't surprise me. >> investigators are hoping surveillance video will offer more clues as to what happened. no arrests have been made. a 23-year-old man is behind bars after he fired a gun at officers this morning when officers responded to a report of shots fired on first lane in san francisco. police say a man identify identified at ivan dejesus gomez opened fire. police arrested him a short
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time later. man faces dui and vehicular manslaughter charges after a crash in oakland about 3:30 a.m. this morning on the onramp to eastbound 530. a woman who was in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver was arrested and booked into jail. gas prices continue a fall along with the price of crude oil and experts don't see that changing soon. however ktvu's tom vacar tells us gas prices in california could go up more than 30 cents a gallon. >> reporter: gas prices collapsed in the last few months. according to aaa everyone saved almost 44 bucks last year over the previous year's gas purchases. that is $115 a households and
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14 billion more for the rest of the u.s. economy. gas plunged from last year's april high of $3.70 to yesterday's $2.26. perhaps within days the state is likely to impose a pollution tax on oil companies that they will pass on to consumers at 10 cents more a gallon. >> another tax. do we have a choice? really, they will impose it whether we like it or not. >> reporter: and then the federal gas tax, 18 cents on gas and 24 cents on diesel. that money is used to build and repair roads but it hasn't been raised since 1997. inflation ate 40% of its value while road building and maintenance costs sored. just to have the same purchasing power uncle sam would have to impose 8 cents. it would have to be raised more
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than that to make up for years of deferred maintenance. >> if it will improve our roads, definitely. so many pot holes out there and lane closures and we can't use the roads to the full extent. >> i was a truck driver for 9 years. you go to all these different places and pay tolls and taxes and they don't do anything about the roads. >> i don't see a reason to raise the taxes. >> reporter: the state carbon tax could come at any moment, any raise in the federal taxes would have to go through congress and that could take a while. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. a 71-year-old man has gone missing on a road trip to southern california. police say he left his home yesterday morning to visit his brother in palm desert near palm springs. he called his brother at 8:30
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p.m. last night after reaching palm desert. he said he was lost and then the phone went dead. he hasn't been seen or heard from since despite a land and air search by the sheriff's department. authorities say he is at risk because he is suspected of having dementia. >> reporter: if you haven't got a flu shot you might want to think again. it reached epidemic levels in the united states and killed a dozen children. the report on the rise in cases and what you can do to protect yourself. >> reporter: this year's flu season is a nasty one. the cd "y" reporting -- cd "y" -- centers for disease control and prevention reported widespread cases in 36 states. every state will likely have flu cases within the next few weeks. 15 children died this season
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and more deaths are likely. officials say that is why they are treating it as a bigger public health threat than the ebola virus. >> for many people it is a cause of hospitalization and deaths. >> the rise is so dramatic hospitals are having a hard time keeping up with all the patients. >> i have never seen the level we have now. i don't recall having 10 or more at any given time within the flu. >> reporter: one reason it is so bad, this year's vaccine is not as effective. but despite that, experts still recommend everyone six months and older get the flu shot, saying it is not too late. >> even when the vaccine is not a perfect match it still gives protection. >> a lot of people when they come in with the flu they say i
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wish i got the flu shot. >> reporter: those most at risk from the flu are children younger than 5 and adults 65 and older. in new york, fox news. a bay area highway patrol officer killed in the line of duty was honored today with a float in the tournament of roses parade. the california transplant donor network's float was the never ending story, a reference to the gift of life. among the portraits made of throughers was one of the 37- year-old officer. he was shot and killed in 2012. he would be proud that he was able to save someone's life. coming up, the new year means new laws. what you need to know to stay on the right side of the law and how it driver's licenses for illegal immigrant are effected. >> you think so?
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>> yeah. >> yes. >> everyone will fight with you? >> yeah. >> a communities coming together to help a little girl battling leukemia. >> and in weather, cold air over northern california. coming up, when the cold snap comes to an end and any rain chances on our five-day forecast.
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starting today immigrants will be able to get a california's driver's license. more than a million undocumented immigrants will apply for a driver's license. they will have to pass an examine and get insurance. other laws -- exam and get insurance. other lawinize creased penalties for sexual assaults from -- laws increase penalties for sexual assaults from
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teenagers and a law to protect athletes and requirements for humane treatment of chickens. girl in the south bay was the focus of a special party, set brailling her strength as she -- celebrating her strengths as she battles a life threatening illness. ktvu's ann rubin has more. for those that needed them there were capes and masks but if you ask her, her daughter is a super hero without them. she was diagnosed with childhood leukemia september on her third birthday. >> she became very sick. 45 days in the hospital. she smiled the whole time through it. and she was my hero. >> reporter: her family was struck by her attitude and strength. >> she helped me stay strong. i drew from her strength and
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her heroism to fight along side with her. she was my little wonder girl. >> reporter: in order to fight along side her her mother has been forced to close her bridle shop. this caught the attention of a photographer involved in the bat kid who after battling leukemia helped save san francisco. >> we have to come together and continue the fight. >> reporter: she organized a fundraiser in hopes of raising money and awareness of wild hood leukemia -- childhood leukemia. she lost a friend to wild hood leukemia -- childhood leukemia. >> i know the struggle. she is brave. >> reporter: they are hopeful there will be strength in numbers and others will stand by them in their fight. >> i think so.
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you think so? >> yes. >> yes. >> everyone will fight along with you. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> i think so. >> reporter: they say more research can lead it better medicine and a better outlook for kids. >> i believe that together we can do anything as a community and that gives us hope and strength. brings us together. yeah. >> the family is gearing up for another bout in the fight. she begins another round of chemo they were later this month. -- chemotherapy later this month. ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. well, it has been very cold around the bay area and we may get a warming trend this weekend. mark tamayo is in for bill. what we can expect as we get closer to the weekend. >> tomorrow talking 20s out there. frost to talk about and also lower 30s, even inland around
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the bay. you can see on live storm tracker 2, clear skies out there. no storms to talk about for northern california. that will be the case over the next few days. right now 25 degrees in truckee. los angeles 52. look at these numbers. yesterday at 6:00 p.m. it was warmer than the current levels. very cold already. fairfield 38 degrees right now. napa 42. san francisco checking in 49. san jose 48. if this trend continues tomorrow morning could be colder than this morning. looking towards the bay bridge, san francisco, career and cold -- clear and cold conditions. friday morning freeze and then a dry forecast through the weekend and next week. here is a look at the forecasted lows. napa low of 27 degrees. oakland 38. inland upper 20s to near 30
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degrees for friday morning. san jose 32. and san francisco 40. half moon bay upper 30s. napa definitely in the 20s at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 27 degrees. 50 degrees by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. here is the weather story. a big blanket of cold air over the west. including the bay area. that will scoot out of town by the weekend. and a dry weather pattern into next week. here is our forecast for saturday. partly cloudy skies. look what happens sunday. scattered high clouds. sunday afternoon, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. that is sunday. temperatures for tomorrow, back up into the low 50s. here is a look ahead, your five- day forecast, if you are not a fan of the cold weather, temperatures trending up,
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mondays in the 60s. frigid for us. gives you the refreshing feeling. >> it sure does. thank you. so what big name coach from the east coast will be visiting the 49ers to talk about the head coaching job? scott reiss will have the answer as well as all the college bowl highlights. sports is coming up next.
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scott is in for mark. the such is on for the -- search on for the 49ers head coach. >> the 49ers will interview a number of candidates for the vacancy. it is not worth getting too worked up over one guy. the man they talk to on sunday would create quite the buzz. rex ryan will interview with the 9ers, fired by the jets this week. he would be a entertaining personality to have around. -- important to have -- personality to have around. >> the first game, the rose
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bowl, oregon and florida state. to pasadena. 5 point game at the half and then oregon explodes for 27 points in the 3rd quarter. 32-20. by the say the seminoles had five turnovers in 18 minutes. look at this one. winston buying time, buying time and then throws it backwards. washington says thank you and he goes 58 yards for the score. after this coach would have choice words for his quarterback. oregon wins big. will play alabama or hoy state in the -- ohio state in the national championship game. >> bears believe they got the shaft, today they had a chance to make their case. all they made was history and not in a good way. taking on michigan state in the cotton bowl. petty had his way with the
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defense. 36-51. 550 yards. three touchdowns. including that one. baylor led by 20 and then epic, 17 seconds to go, michigan state, huge come back, 42-41. >> good game. >> one more sugar bowl, alabama 7-3 over ohio state. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. we will see you at 10:00 p.m. have a great night everyone. good night. >> good night.
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