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the challenges and the inconsistencies of the immigration system. first we begin with today's develops in the killing along the san francisco water front. ktvu fox 2 news confirmed the gun used by francisco sanchez belonged to a federal agent. the details on how he got the gun haven't been released. he had been deported 5 time. today he was in court for the first time and pleaded not guilty in the killing of kathryn steinle. we have team coverage tonight. ktvu's john sasaki explains why leaders are standing behind san francisco's immigration policy but we begin with allie rasmus and another case that shows how complex the system can be. >> reporter: the case involves a man, 41-year-old, his parents brought him to the country when he was a toddler and he lived in the bay area ever since. now he is about to be deported for a crime he committed
decades ago. >> keep my spirits up. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: we spoke with him over the phone from the facility he has been held in. >> but he says he has been trying to overcome his past for decades. when he was 20 he was involved in a armed robbery. he served 5 years for the crime. when he got out he was almost deported. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: he spent the next 15 years trying to make amends and worked his way up to program director. but last month i.c.e. showed up at his door and took him away. he has been at detention facility in southern california since. in a statement i.c.e.
explained he remains a priority based on his criminal history. >> there is discretion that i.c.e. has in who they are going to pick and choose to make a priority. >> where the priorities are wrong is not letting him have a fair day in court to prove he is rehabilitated. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: he says he has no family tize in china. the only language he speaks is china. if he went to china he would be homeless. he has a lot of support. attorneys in san francisco are helping him fight his deportation. it is up to i.c.e. whether he stays or goes. back to you. >> he has been in the holding facility for a month. is there a time limit as to how long they can keep him?
>> reporter: there is no time limit. they can keep people in the facilities indefinitely. and there are case wheres people have been held for months and years while they await deportation. >> thank you. local agencies like the san francisco sheriff's department and police don't have to enforce federal immigration laws. ktvu's john sasaki is live at san francisco where leaders are still standing by the policy. john? >> reporter: san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is defending the decision to release francisco sanchez he is blaming u.s. immigration and customs enforcement officials for allowing him to go free saying they knew where he was the whole time. >> i think i.c.e. was quick to do finger pointing without i think reviewing their own -- >> reporter: the policy has been in place for decades.
the fact is, it prevents officials to acting with federal immigration officials unless there is a warrant. the goal is to prevent illegal immigrant from being deported for just being here illegally. >> if you have a situation where law enforcement, the police department, becomes an arm of immigration, those undocumented immigrants are not going to come forward if they are the victims of crime or if they saw a crime. >> reporter: opponents criticize the city and leaders. we talked to one critic. >> they decided that they want to create a sanctuary for illegal criminals and killers and it has nothing to do with protecting the rights of immigrants or keeping people from being deported. this was a massive failure.
>> reporter: i asked if he could see changes to the policy that could have prevented what happened to kathryn steinle. >> francisco sanchez is responsible for what happened. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> um-- >> something needs to change that prevents this tragedy and that change need to be fostered bean local, state and federal government. >> the president of the police union told me that something needs to change. he said the laws of san francisco allowed kathryn steinle to be killed as they did others. >> john sasaki live in the city. everybody says something has to change. thank you very much. we posted san francisco sanctuary law on www.ktvu.com. you can read it for yourself online. lawmakers shelved the aid and dying bill today in
sacramento. the bill called for doctors to prescribe medications for terminally ill patients so they could take their own lives. it was scheduled to be heard but supporters decided not to bring it up because they didn't have the votes to pass it. it faced opposition. it was inspired by the story of brittany maynard, the terminally ill woman who moved to oregon to take her life. passengers made it back today after problems with one of the plane's engines. one of the passengers sent us these pictures. you might see sparks flying out of one of the engines. there is the sparks. after taking off the crew reported there was a problem with the engine and said they were returning to honolulu. the plane carried 267 aboard. united put them on another
flight this morning. denville this afternoon, a grass fire moved close to a neighborhood and forced the evacuation of a daycare center. firefighters are watching for flair ups. the fire started near sycamore valley park. ktvu's cristina rendon shows us what it was like for people who live in the area. >> reporter: the view from sky fox 2 shows the 60 acres of the open space that went up in flames at 11:00 a.m. this morning. >> we just saw the fire was inching its way along the mountain and the wind was pushing it. >> the fire broke out near sycamore valley elementary school. and a day care was evacuated. she says the hot, windy and dry conditions made this an uphill battle. >> text book is the term i use.
these are the right conditions for the spire to spread quickly. >> reporter: what started as a half acre fire tripled in size and they brought in aid to attack from the ground and air. >> reporter: we be homes on the other side that we wanted to protect. >> reporter: he rushed home to find crews were cutting a fire line beyond his backyard. >> second time this happened since we lived here. you got to go. >> reporter: why she packed a few things in her truck with her dogs but tonight she is breathing a sigh of relief. >> when you see something like that, the wind will push it towards your house. it is scary. >> reporter: no homes were damaged and no one was hurt. firefighters will remain here throughout the night keeping an eye out for hot spots. cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. firefighters today got their first chance to use a new
training tool. >> firefighters call it a ventilation prop. it simlets different types of roof. -- simulates different types of roofs. firefighters say practice is important. >> what we want to do is reinforce our practices in a controlled environment like the one here today so when the firefighters are confronted with fires all this training will be second nature to them. >> firefighters built the prop last week and hope to use it for years to come. 2 investigates exposed contaminated water and dangerous conditions inside a hotel. tonight after months of trying we come face to face with the owner. the unusual exchange and the hundreds of thousands of kls of epi-- dollars of help that may
be on the way. and the important task that has workers dangling 200 feet in the air. >> checking in on this cool down and the chance for the thunderstorm that could occur within the 5 day. see you back here. the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.
technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. if you drive over the golden gate bridge, you may see something you have never seen before. structure engineers are inspecting the bridge at an arm's length 200 feet above the water. this work has never been done before. >> for the first time ever the bridge district hired rope teams to inspect fracture
critical members of the bridge. they have been able to inspect in the past but not at this close range. and the requirements changed that inspections need to be done from an arm's length away. >> they will be out there for the next four weeks. when they are close to the south parking lot you can see them. it will be harder to see them when they are mid-span. a warning tonight for anyone planning to go between marin and san francisco this weekend. doyle drive will be closed starting thursday night. ktvu's tom vacar with a preview of the work that has been years in the making to make it safer. >> reporter: the 78-year-old golden gate bridge was still a teenager when it became obvious doyle drive was a dud. >> the first study was in 1955. >> reporter: while this increases some of the capacity, it will make things more efficient, no one should ever forget the intent of the project was to be a seismic
safety project for a major highway that was sure to collapse in a major earthquake. the new doyle drive is capable of with standing the largest quake to hit it and be back in service immediately, it is not your typical roadway. >> we are in an urban corridor and a national park. you are flanked by the golden gate bridge, the palace of fine arts. wouldn't make sense to put a standard freeway. >> reporter: that is accomplished by a series of structures and designs. >> we have three new tunnels. a new bridge. six little bridges. new access that nobody has ever taken. in order a get to the marina you have to be in the right hand land. >> reporter: new ramps that were closed 5 years ago will reappear in a new form. the project will be done in late 2016.
tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. tonight a half million dollars could be coming to fix up a hotel where 2 investigates exposed a nightmare. the owner just agreed to a deal to finally pay for over due repairs after the city took her to court. ktvu's eric rasmussen got a strange response from the owner when he tried to talk to her after the hearing. >> reporter: we have been trying to talk to the owner for six months since 2 investigates spent a night there and discovered unsafe conditions. even with the resolution today her lawyer wasn't happy when he tried to ask her a few questions. >> reporter: why did it take so long to get to this point to get the money to make the repairs. >> i can't answer that. >> reporter: you wouldn't know it by this exchange and her lawyer. moments earlier inside the
courtroom a major break through to make repairs to this hotel in downtown oakland. 2 investigates has been exposing health and safety problems since february. a tenet snapped this photo three weeks ago. the city attorney sued. now the owner has agreed not to fight a judge's order to hand over control of the hotel to a third party. she set up financing that would pump $500,000 into upgrades and repairs right away. >> this is what we wanted in the beginning. >> we have been fighting and we have r happy -- are happy changes have come. >> there is something wrong. we have always been present and willing to do whatever is necessary. >> reporter: when she did speak to us -- >> i have one request, i would like the light to be shut off.
>> reporter: what do you have to say? >> we are done. >> reporter: later her lawyer seemed to suggest tenants were to blame. >> i don't know if they have financial motivation to create issues. >> reporter: during the hearing a judge did commend all sides for coming to a solution. the man in charge says the work could be done within six months. >> i know your reporting had something to do with this. thank you very much. health advocates and law makers are pushing for stricter laws regulating ecigarettes in california. a day before a committee will review a bill calling for a ban ban. a provision would make it easier to enforce rules against minors using ecigarettes.
>> forkers to go into smoke -- for officers to go into smoke shops and snap them in the act of selling to minors. they can't do that right now. >> study shows euse is -- show use is growing. chief meteorologist bill martin has been drawing circles and says there is a good reason for that. >> a low-pressure system that continues with this cool weather. thunderstorms in the mountains. breezy in the hills. around the bay area. that is? story. -- the story. the fog -- you saw the fog on the east bay hills. you can see the temperatures today, 83 antioch. these are below where they should be. that is all a part of the unusual weather system.
usual in that it is persistent. here is the fog. it will be around tomorrow morning. it will burn off. a non-typical pattern for this time of year. we are seeing thunderstorms in lake tahoe. that is the north american monsoon. we are seeing thunderstorms day after day in the lake tahoe area in july and june. that is unusual. thunderstorm in the mountains happens in the summer months but not in august. usually later in the season. the forecast tomorrow for san francisco like today. tomorrow is wednesday, just like today. san jose just like today. upper 70s. not 90s, not 80s. upper 70s. this low-pressure system in here the next couple weeks in some cases. with that, this is what the monsoonal moisture is, coming
up from the gulf of california, southwest. subtropical. typically shows up in august. showing up now. it could trigger a thunderstorm in the eastern bay area communities into thursday. similar to last week. don't bank on it. but this pattern has the potential. the highs tomorrow, 80s pittsburg. 81 antioch. something wrong? yeah. 81, 82 gilroy. these numbers are below what you could expect. mid-60s along the coast. pacifica upper 60s. low 70s on the hill. there is the chance of a thundershowers on thursday. here we go. a good -- firefighter's dream in the bay area. that is good. cooler. moister. mountains thunderstorms. people up there this week, thunderstorms. game on up there. >> thank you. this might break hearts,
the warriors traded a key member of their championship team today and buster posey goes back to the basics with happy campers. >> now to the news room, keba arnold is here with a look at what we are working on for ktvu fox 2 news at 7:00 p.m. >> coming up at 7:00 p.m. the fbi raids the home of subway spokesman jared fogle. why agents felt they had to move in and a holiday surprise, tom cruz cruises into a bar and celebrates america's birthday. p.m. on tv 36.
>> you knew this was coming. led the warriors to a nba team championship and now david lee is a member of the celtics. that trade went down today. he played the fewest minutes since his rookie season but did perform in the playoffs. in exchange for lee the warriors get the 14 year veteran gerald wallace. the warriors will be the 6th team for balls. he was -- wallace. he was an all star in 2010 and provides salary cap relief. teammates on social media today, thanked the bay area fans. green road this is the part of the business that sucks. the giants try to end their losing streak today against the mets. buster posey got an early start
on his day, helpingane camp for -- helping in a camp for youngsters. some of the top high school and college coaches also gave instruction to kids who might someday change the demographic of a baseball player. buster posey was asked about the all star break for the giants. >> at this point in the season it is good almost every year. couple months in from spring training. 3-1/2 months into the season. does good to step away for a few days and hopefully come back refreshed. we have 5 more games before then that are really important. >> buster posey is one of four giants on the all star team. joined by madison bumgarner, crawford and joe panic. you can see the game tuesday right here on ktvu fox 2 news. >> wimbledon is down to its semi finalists with serena williams still on the path for
a slam. serena williams down a set in today's quarter finals but stormed back. a power player. wins this point with a nice touch at the net. she won the second set. serena williams in the far court for match point. wins 6-3 and now 10-0 against her in grand slam events. the men's top seed, novak djokovic also a winner today and women's world cup champions made the first stop on a victory tour today in los angeles. 10,000 fans turned out for a rally downtown. >> the a's in new york playing the yankees tonight. giants hosting the mets. we will see you at 10:00 p.m. >> fun seeing the women's world cup players out there on the stage, keep on celebrating. >> very much deserving. >> rock stars. >> thank you. a year after his death robin williams final film is
why are there giant lollipops all over the front yard? and why do they taste so bad? because they're made out of cardboard, mouth-breather. (phil) hey. the world needs more dreamers, luke. never stop licking things. i know it's lame but after last year, we promised the neighbors we would keep our decorations more family-friendly. every halloween, we have the best house. last year, i took things to a whole new level but apparently, it was too scary for some kids... and one adult. (electronic voice laughs diabolically) (children) trick-or-treat! would you like some candy? (children) yeah! or would you rather have this? (squishing) (children screaming) (grunting)