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attorneys for the family of kate steinle announce they plan to sue the local and federal agencies they plan to file suit against and we talk about some of the challenges. >> a health alert has been issued for students at uc berkeley this morning. the reason people on campus might not be the only ones exposed to a new case of measles. mornings on 2 continues. good morning on this first
day of september. i'm gas gas. -- i'm gasia. >> there's a lot going on. cooler. big increase in the fog bank and that's going to allow for cooler temps. rapidly increasing but it's on its way. it looks like up in to napa cous and for brentwood, 57. a lot of 60s though closer to the coast and bay. not much of a howling delta breeze yet. we'll see if that collapses or continues to pick up. it should pick up. there's a system dropping down out of the north. a little low forming off southern california, very active branch in the
southern area. sunny, foggy, breezy. will be cooler. bay staying around 70 degrees but mid to upper 80s. sal, what do you have us for at 7:00? >> we do have slow traffic to report in contra costa. we have our problem on vasco road we'll talk about in a moment. there's a report of a crash there. no injuries. but you're going to see some slow traffic. when you get to 580, you'll see some slow traffic there. over the altamont pass and main part of livermore as you drive through, highway 4 has also been slow this morning. really slow because of an earlier crash all the way out to the bay point area. 680 is slow to walnut creek. bay bridge toll plaza backed up for a 20 to 25-minute delay. if you're driving in san jose, you'll see the traffic is
going to be slow here as you get up to highway 17. cal train is actually doing very well with no significant delays reported by cal train. 7:02. we'll move straight to new developments on wall street. the opening bell rang just about 30 minutes ago and stocks are down in early trading on weak manufacturing data from china. energy stocks and bank really taking a hit here. the dow at this point is down more than 2% falling more than 360 points as we see from this live picture on what's happening with the dow. looking at the nasdaq and s&p, they too are down by right about 2% each. this downturn is coming just one day after the markets finished out their worst month and more than three years. along with slow growth in china, investors begin to worry about the impact. the markets just opened up about half an hour ago. we'll be watching those numbers for you all morning here
on mornings on 2. time is 7:03. today lawyers for the family of kate steinle plan to file a lawsuit against san francisco's sheriff and two federal agencies. allie rasmus has information on the lawsuit. >> it names ross mirkarimi, the department for management. undocumented immigrant juan francisco lopez-sanchez is accused of shooting and killing kathryn steinle as she went on a walk on pier 14 in july. he had been deported several times already and had a record. he had been in san francisco jail before the shooting happened but the sheriff's department did not turn him over to i.c.e. or notify i.c.e. when he was release today jail because the sheriff says according to his interpretation, he is prohibited from coordinating with i.c.e..
that's why the sheriff and i.c.e. are named in this shoot. the bureau of land management is named because the gun had been stolen from an agent's car in san francisco. i spoke with hastings legal professor who explained there are a lot of challenges to these types of suits. many suits against them are not successful. >> purely negligence would not be enough. you'd have to demonstrate the agent knew or should have known what they were doing was illegal, not just that they were negligent. >> steinle's attorneys obviously believe they have a legal claim and that's why they're filing this suit. they're going to be announcing that lawsuit and releasing more details about it at a press conference at 11 a.m. this morning. >> clearly given this is so early, no response yet from the sheriff. >> no response so far this morning.
meantime santa clara county is taking a second look at its own sanctuary policy which prohibits local law enforcement from collaborating with federal immigration officials. a committee took public comment yesterday. some say they don't trust immigration officials and want people who are nonviolent to be shielded from i.c.e.. others think a cooperation is needed and that it's time to get rid of the sanctuary policy. >> do what is right immediately and stop the sanctuary policy before another innocent american citizen gets killed. singling out immigrants to be punished twice simply due to status is not just unfair, it is ineffective. >> the committee will prepare a report with its recommendations. county supervisors will discuss the recommendations at a september 15th meeting. there's a measles warning at uc berkeley less than a week after classes started. alex sav
savidge-- savidge joins us live. >> health officials say this particular student with measles also rode the bus last week and potentially exposed fellow passengers. according to health officials, that patient rode the 25a route leaving the cal berkeley area and took that same line back to the area a couple hours later. this student with a confirmed case of measles has been put in to isolation. they're not being identified. the student attended classes all of last week. so that means all students, faculty, and staff who were on campus could potentially be at risk. measles is a highly contagious virus which can live in the air for up to two hours. the university did post a warning on its website yesterday about this measles case although a number of students we talked
to said they didn't get any sort of e-mail alert. >> concerning that i haven't heard anything. i have all my vaccinations but that would be good to make everyone aware of what's going on. >> measles symptoms can appear anywhere from one to three weeks after exposure and those symptoms do include fever, runny nose, coughing, and a rash that typically will begin on the face or the neck and then spread to the rest of the person's body. uc berkeley is working right now with city health officials to try to identify anyone who may have been exposed and obviously everyone is being urged to get vaccinated. the measles vaccine is nearly 99% effective at preventing the disease. time now 7:08. two schools in los gatos will reopen after a fire yesterday morning canceled
classes. a teenager confessed to starting the fire. a 17-year-old boy said he went to loma prieta elementary school late sunday night to smoke marijuana with his friends. but no one had any. they decided to stay out there. they set a cardboard box on fire to stay warm. before they left the teenager dumped some smoldering ashes in a trash can. the boy was not formally arrested but this case will be sent to the da's office for possible charges. in the meantime a san francisco duplex fire is under investigation. this one started last night about 8:30 on clayton street in cole valley. firefighters quickly put it out. we don't know yet if anyone was inside the duplex at the time. a murder trial is set to begin today of a doctor charged in the overdose deaths of patients. dr. lisa tseng and her husband ran a clinic. the doctor wrote more than 27,000
prescriptions for powerful pain killers over three-year periods. a 21-year-old died. the doctor's defense attorney said patients ignored the roameded -- ignored the recommended doses. some 7,000 pages of e-mails were released last night, about 150 were censored because they contain information now considered classified but wasn't classified at the time. these e-mails are from the private server from hillary clinton's home. this whole issue has been a factor for many during clinton's presidential campaign. 7:10. the tv news photographer, the one who was killed on tv last week in virginia along with a reporter, he will be laid to rest today. the funeral for 27-year-old adam ward will be held in roanoke virginia. hundreds of people were at a visitation last night at his old high school.
ward and the reporter alison parker were fatally shot by a former coworker during a live broadcast last wednesday. no funeral plans have been announced for parker's yet. virginia tech's football team will honor ward and ms. parker with a special sticker on the players' helmets. it has the number 7 for wdbj 7, and teal and maroon ribbons with the initials of ward and parker. teal was ms. parker's favorite color and maroon, virginia tech's school color, will represent ward who graduated from the university in 2011. the team will wear the stickers on their season opener on labor day. 300 24-hour walmart stores are no longer open around the clock. walmart says closing for a few hours overnight will allow them to be in great condition during peak hours. some employees say their hours have been cut and they think has to
do with their raise to $9 an hour. walmart says it's only happened in stores where managers overscheduled workers. a fire in san jose. coming up in 20 minutes, the questions firefighters still have about how that fire started. >> first though, it's an unusual move for the catholic church. what the pope is saying this morning about women who have had abortions. >> and we're looking at traffic that's heading over to marin. there's a little bit of a line here as you head up. you'll see traffic is slow. >> cooler pattern on the way. the low clouds are picking up big time. system dropping out of the north. babies who are talked to from the time they're born
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2. 7:14. pope francis giving priests permission to forgive women who have had abortions. he said women can be absolved during the holy year of mercy. normally they are barred from the catholic church. the pope said he's met many women who bear the scar of what he calls an agonizing decision. also new this morning, thailand's prime minister says authorities arrested a man believed to be the main suspect in that bombing in a bangkok shrine two weeks ago. it's believed he's the man in the yellow t-shirt with dark rimmed glasses seen on surveillance video dropping a backpack at the shrine just before that blast. according to the bangkok post, the man arrested is a weger muslim. some say it was revenge
for thailand, sending 109 weager muslims back to china in july. a warning is going out this morning that about 225 apple users had their user i.d.s and passwords stolen because they're using a phone that's been jail broken, that's unlocked by the user so it can operate on another mobile carrier. a security firm says hackers were able to target those phones with malware that stole apple information from users in 18 countries including here in the united states. it was spread by unauthorized apps. users are being urged to change their apple password as a precaution. meept apple -- meantime apple could be gearing up to creating its own version of netflix. apple is thinking of creating its own original programming, saying they've had preliminary talks with apple executive about producing entertainment for are apple tv. apple itself hasn't commented on this report. how much sleep are you
getting? if it's not at least six hours a night, sniffles may be around the corner for you. a new study finds your likelihood of catching a cold goes up if you get less than two hours of sleep. >> a-choo. [ laughter ] >> you're four to five times more susceptible to getting sick. also mental alertness, driving ability, and a higher risk of a heart attack can come from a lack of sleep. >> how many hours do you average? >> i've got to get more. >> me too. i'm like six and a half, seven. sal castaneda, it's like between work and home and family and sports in your case and the giants game last annoying. -- last night. >> i didn't stay up for that. good morning, everybody. we do have slow traffic. we're going to start in the east. we have a lot of it in highway 4 area, the corridor east of contra costa
county. highway 4 is very slow because of earlier problems. most of the drive between antioch and concord is well under the speed limit. on vasco road on camino diablo there's a crash on vascalifornia --there's a crash on vascal road. it's going to be very, very slow. it does get better by the time you reach dublin. let's go to live pictures now. do want to show you the traffic on highway 24 is slowing down on the way up to the tunnel. checking to see if there's anything blocking your way. everyone is back to school, back to work. we're hoping to get a little bit of a break as we get closer to labor day. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza it's backed up to the mcarthur maze. a 20-minute delay. at 7:16 let's -- 7:18, let's go to steve in the weather center. >> there's not much of a
breeze, most locations calm. that should pick up a little later though. even a slight southerly breeze for some. low clouds, double compared to yesterday and about to take the turn at point reyes. channel marker number 1, this is from kevin who goes out fishing, 10 miles west of the golden gate bridge. water temperature was 61 degrees. 1.17 inches of rain in crescent city. some of the coolest waters right off the northern california coast. actually gets warmer as you head up toward oregon and washington. i've seen low to mid 60s there. it's extremely warm in the pacific. very warm. in fact, the ocean temps have been so warm that records were set in
san francisco. there's bodega bay at 56. everybody else, 62. you go outside the bay, you can easily find 70, 72-degree water. san francisco for august, the average minimum temperature was 60.2. that is the first time ever the low has averaged over 60 degrees. it's 4.6 degrees above average. there were 15 record high minimum temperatures, warm low temperatures. 15 is the greatest number of anything. doesn't matter if it's record high or anything. 15 record high minimums in san francisco. if it felt warm to you, it was. it was record setting warmth because the water temps are so warm, it's hard to get below 60 or 61. high today, 70. average this year is 55. haven't seen that in a long time. low clouds on the marin coast, about ready to take the turn there and head north. 60s for some, 50s for others. 60, sfo. 63, oakland. berkeley, 60. bay temps are really mild and warm. not even a
delta breeze. most locations stay calm. 36 in truckee. 55, ukiah. 61 down in monterey. low clouds on the move because that system coming in from the pacific northwest is going to dig in. we'll be on the southern edge of it but it's going to usher in cooler air aloft. this is coming off of hurricane ignacio which missed the hawaiian islands. very active southern branch. something to keep an eye on here. morning fog. sunny and breezy. cooler lows for some inland areas and even translating in to cooler afternoon highs. held on to a couple soft 90s. clear lake, vacaville. 80s for others. 70s around the bay. it's the n -- inland temps that are going to slide in below average. the overnight lows there keep their temperatures up. 70s for some. 80s for others. if you like cooler weather you'll like the next couple days. a little warmer by the weekend.
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time now is 7:24. it's been a very hot august in poland so the management of the auschwitz memorial museum installed misters outside the former nazi concentration camp as a way for visitors to cool down. some visitors say they remind them of the showers jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers. on the facebook page museum management said it's hard to comment on the suggested historical references since to them mist sprinklers don't look like showers. some 1 million jews were killed at auschwitz. our time is 7:25. president obama is scheduled to hike on a glacier today. he's continuing his three-day visit to alaska focusing on climate change. the president will fly by helicopter to seward, alaska. he's going to hike one of the many glaciers that are melting because of warmer temperatures. yesterday in his remarks the president said climate change is no longer some far off threat.
he said it needs to be addressed now. >> time to heed the critics and deniers has passed. the time to plead ignorance has surly passed. those who want to ignore the science, they're increasingly alone. they're on their own shrinking island. >> president obama took part in this roundtable discussion with native alaskans yesterday. they thanked him for changing the name of mt. mckinley back to denali. keeping tourists and residents safer. up next, the new additions to san francisco's famous lombard street following last month's robbery and shooting there. >> some scary moments for more than a dozen people who escaped a fire this morning in san jose. >> good morning . we're looking
live picture of what's happening in one neighborhood in san jose. there was a fire this morning that forced more than 10 people out of their homes. you see a number of red cross volunteers at the scene. we'll have more on what they think may have started that destructive fire. meanwhile it is the first day of september. good morning to you. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. we've been talking with steve about how warm, how hot things have been. >> it's those warm ocean temps. the water is almost 70. it's really tough to cool down. coast and bay even though we see the fog coming in, they still say about 70 degrees. inland temps, upper 80s, 90s, there are signs of cooler pattern. for those of you who do go out fishing or you're on the bay or
outside, i always want to hear your information. i'm hearing some areas are just incredibly warm. and there's not much of a breeze but the fog is moving and it's starting to move up the coast as well. 50s for some. 60s for others. santa rosa continues to get in the low 50s. coast and bay stay in the 60s. it's really hard pressed to cool down very much. not much of a delta breeze only 10. that should pick up a little bit later. plenty of low clouds, southern california. our system is to the north. there it is right there. look at that low forming off southern california. morning fog, sunny, breezy, cooler, lows for inland areas will translate in to some slightly cooler highs. 80s instead of 90s for most. 70s still around the bay. all right, sal. you've had a quiet morning so far. >> not a lot of crashes. not like yesterday but we do have a lot of slow traffic too. let's start off with the bay bridge toll plaza. 25 to 30-minute delay. there are no expected delays on the span.
it's crowded getting in to san francisco. want to go to east contra costa county in the byron area. vasco road at camino diablo. clearing a crash there. there are no major problems getting in to dublin. getting word of the new crash. so far not a big slowdown. in san jose, 280 northbound is slow out of downtown. so is 85. so is 101. if you're trying to get up to cupertino or sunnyvale, plenty of company. new this morning, pretty scary moments for more than a dozen people. they escaped a house fire this morning in san jose. you saw our live pictures a couple minutes ago. what's happening behind you now? >> you can still smell smoke.
it's near center and hellier. i do want to show you the corner house where all the damage occurred. you can see the garage with the black spots. firefighters put that garage door down. inside it's completely a blackened mess. if we panover here you can see there were 13 people displaced by this fire. they're all being helped by the red cross right now. they're all huddled there with blankets. the family who lives in this home woke up to the smell of smoke and the sound of smoke alarms going off around 5:15 this morning and they quickly rounded everybody up and escaped the home. all 13 people got out safely as well as their three dogs. firefighters arrived and found the garage on fire and worked quickly to distinguish the flames. nobody was living inside the garage. it was just used for storage. family members have their suspicions as to what may have caused this fire. >> i think we're suspecting because the power box in the garage was very old. that's
what she suspects. we're also buddhists so we have a shrine in there, we burn incense and stuff. that's my other guess. other than that i have no idea. >> fire officials tell us they're looking in to both those possibilities. the electrical box is charred and the shrine with incense was next to that. they're telling us the fire was accidental. it was just contained to the garage. the fire captain believes the house will be livable but not today because there's most likely smoke and water damage inside. that's why they got the red cross out here trying to help these people that pretty much woke up in a state of shock once they smelled the smoke and heard the alarms which most definitely did save them. 7:34. we continue to watch developments on wall street. stocks are falling sharply since the opening bell on a new concern, a number of them about a slowdown in china. taking a live look at what's happening
with the dow, this is a little bit better than a picture we brought you about a half an hour ago. however, it is still down by more than 300 points, almost 2%. s&p 500 and nasdaq down between 1 and a half and 2% right now. it comes one day after a dismal august. the market's worst month in more than three years. along with slow growth in china, investors continue to worry about the impact of a potential interest rate hike by the fed. time is 7:35. it's a san francisco landmark. tourists come from all over the world to see san francisco's famous crooked street. unfortunately though officials say yime is on the rise in that russian hill neighborhood. -- crime is on the rise in that russian hill neighborhood. a new program designed to help keep people safe. >> that's right. good morning to you. it's an ambassador program specifically for lombard street so not only will you see plenty of tourists here, you
also see people dressed in blue polo shirts that say ambassadors on them. these ambassadors are here to meet several purposes. the ambassador program was launched over the weekend. depending how busy it gets, you can see two to four of them walking up the street. they will help residents get people off their driveways, help alleviate trachblg. since there's been an uptick in crime, their job is to be an extra set of eyes in terms of public safety. >> i think we need to pay special attention to those heavily traffic tourism areas that are residing in our own neighborhoods in the city to make sure we have an increased presence in those neighborhoods to look for safety concerns, quality of life issues like
congestion management and so forth. >> if you recall just last week a tourist visiting from thailand was robbed of his camera and shot on his shoulder. they caught the suspects in emeryville. the supervisor secured the funding for the ambassador program and he tells ktvu this is one step in trying to ease traffic and hopefully slow crime here in the russian hill neighborhood. as we take it back out here live, one of the most beautiful spots for tourists out here is lombard street obviously because of the view here. you're looking at the sunrise, looking at coit tower. the other question is how long will the ambassadors be here? they'll be here for the peak periods of the tourist season. basically from now to november 1st. they're also funded to be here from may 1st to june 30 of next year. time is 7:37. the attorney for a man accused in the ambush killing of a sheriff's deputy near houston, texas says the suspect has a lifelong history of mental illness.
30-year-old shannon miles appeared in the courtroom yesterday on a capital murder charge. he said very little. miles is accused of gunning down darren goforth at a gas station. there are witnesses and surveillance video of miles firing 15 times at the deputy. >> he runs up behind deputy goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. deputy goforth hits the ground and he continues to unload his gun. >> the harris county sheriff has cited tensions between police and african americans. he says the deputy was killed because of the uniform he was wearing. sunday hundreds of people turned out in blue to show their support for law enforcement and deputy goforth. time is 7:38. new this morning a county clerk in kentucky still refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses even after the u.s. supreme court ruled she has to do it. it ruled the county clerk kim davis must issue the licenses decan
spite her religious objections. the landmark ruling in june legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. davis has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay or straight. this morning she again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple saying she's doing it under god's authority. she could be held in contempt of court which carries jail time and fines. time is 7:39. lieutenant governor gavin newsom's family is expanding. he and his wife jennifer are expecting their fourth child this winter. he made the announcement on facebook. they live in mur in county. -- marin county. big news for marissa mayer. she said she's expecting and due in december. she plans to work throughout her pregnancy. you may remember mayer was criticized after she took only two weeks off following the
birth of her son in 2012. the city of berkeley has a new title. the most expensive college city in the nation. according to realtor.com, an average home in berkeley cost $850,000. compare that to the least expensive college town, muncy, indiana. each city or town had to have at least 5,000 student residents and the students had to make up more than 20% of the population. time is 7:40. santa clara county officials sae fed up after construction on a hospital is two years behind schedule. why the contractor says it's the county's fault and what the county plans on doing if construction at the san jose valley medical center isn't completed soon. but first -- >> san francisco's critical mass takes an ugly turn.
up next, more of this violent confrontation that was caught on camera between a group of cyclists and a car. >> good morning. we're looking at traffic that's going to be slow all over the place, that includes in san jose where it's tight getting up highway 17. >> an increase in the clouds, going to equal a cooler pattern. we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast.
violent confrontation caught on camera between people riding bikes and a person in a car. >> this was all caught on camera. pam cook is in the studio with reaction to this incident. >> it's an ongoing problem, ensuring the rights and safety of drivers and cyclists. this happened on friday night during the monthly critical mass event. the video shows a very tense situation that escalates as the cyclists ride right in to oncoming traffic the wrong way at marina boulevard and lyon street in the marina district. at one point a woman driving a zip car is surrounded by the cyclists. in the video you see she's trying to get out of the area. one of the cyclists claims she hit his bike. it's sparked a heated debate over how to share the roads. >> they get a lot of rights and they block a lot of times. they hit my mirror. >> i definitely think the
bicyclists overreacted and i think he was probably basing that frustration on many incidents he's had in the past against other drivers. >> i think this is one bad apple and i'd say 99.9% of the cyclists in san francisco don't do that. so this is unfortunate. >> initially police said they were not going to investigate the incident because no police report was filed. there has to be a victim but the department now says an investigator will be assigned to that case. critical mass is when cyclists meet up once a month to ride as a very big group around the city to what they say reclaim the streets as that group calls it. however, the movement's own rules, it's very interesting, say that cyclists should not ride in to oncoming traffic. they should obey the street rules. and the group also says you should not start a fight with a motorist. that's really what's up for debate here. how
to peacefully share the roads. >> i've never been caught in critical mass, i've never ridden in it, i've never been a driver in it, but these stories pop up so often, it's such a hot topic. >> i definitely have been caught in critical mass and it can create a very tense situation. you're dealing with people who are maybe trying to get home after a busy day at work. this incident in particular, people say the zip car driver might have been a tourist, not familiar with the area and completely caught off guard with a bunch of cyclists riding in the wrong direction. time is 7:46. a man who was shot earlier this year during a chris brown concert in san jose, he's now suing the music superstar and the nightclub where that happened. paul was one of five people injured when shots were fired back in january. this all captured on cell phone video which is what we're sharing with you here. he claims chris brown and the owners of the fiesta
nightclub didn't have enough security on hand that night despite a history of violence at chris brown shows. no arrests were made but the club's liquor license was suspended for 60 days. a spokesman for chris brown calls the lawsuit frivolous. sometime this week we expect a court ruling on quarterback tom brady's suspension from the nfl for deflating footballs. the star arrived at the new york city courthouse. the nfl players association is fighting the nfl on brady's behalf over commissioner roger goodell's decision to suspend brady for four games. in the meantime, remember that courtroom sketch artist, the one who drew that odd version of brady earlier this month? on the left-hand side. she got another shot at drawing it. the old version is on the left. the new version is on the right. what do you think, gasia? >> it's closer. a lot better than i could do. >> that's what a lot of people say. the one on the right, the newest one, she did a better job. >> hard because he's so
handsome, she said last time. time is 7:47. buried in a landfill and called the worst video game in history, now bringing in thousands of dollars. the game is e.t. the extraterrestrial. 30 years ago atari dumped nearly a million cartridges because it couldn't sell them. nearly a million of those cartridges were dug up last year and recently sold at auction. they brought in $108,000 on ebay. half that money is going to go to the city where the landfill is located. time is 7:48. let's see what sal is watching. can you take care of our friends out there? >> almost everywhere is slow. highway 24 does have slow traffic. you're going to be dealing with that slow traffic right off the get-go in lafayette just after walnut creek. but no major problems along the stretch. but the east
bay is not doing all that well. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza now. i do want to show you -- i'm sorry, we're going to the east bay first. traffic is going to be very slow. look at highway 580 coming away from castro valley. it's slow from san leandro. look at interstate 880 here in hayward. both directions super slow. most of the traffic is slow. westbound 580 has become worse. it's solid from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. coming up diablo. we're looking at the toll plaza and traffic is backed up for a 20 to 25-minute delay getting on the bridge. so we have definitely noticed that everyone is back to school or most people are back to school that the traffic has become a lot more congested. 7:49. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> i was just in the news room. how are you, sal? >> i'm
well, steve. >> we do have a cooler pattern on the way. it's going to get significantly cooler. maybe upper 70s for some. not so much tomorrow but by thursday for areas in the 90s, sure looks like it. system is coming out of the gulf of alaska. 56, bodega bay is one of the coolest on the entire west coast. there's very warm water to the south and on the washington-oregon coast. san francisco, 62. half moon bay, 62. monterey, 62. in the bay there's been 70-degree temps. just incredibly warm. speaking of near the hawaiian islands, south, look at the water. if you live in the city, i've had people tell me, i've been here 36 years. i never remember nights that have been this humid and this warm. that's because it was record setting in august.
the average minimum low temperature was 62 degrees. first time ever a low has averaged 60 degrees or higher. that was 4.6 degrees above the norm. there were 15 record high minimum temperatures or warm lows in the city. greatest number of records in the city for anything. record highs, 15 record high minimums. just incredibly warm due to the warm ocean temps. if you're anywhere near the bay, it just won't cool off. 60s for some, 50s for others. oakland, 63. berkeley, 61. sfo, 60. 60 in the city. not much of a breeze. you'd expect that to pick up and it will as we head toward tonight and tomorrow. 36 in truckee. 55, yuke ie -- ukiah. clouds from mur-- marin south. we're waiting for
that system from the north to carve itself out. that's really going to usher in a cooler pattern. pretty decent little low forming off of l.a. good news, going to miss hurricane ignacio and jimena. a lot of moisture out there. we'll keep an eye on that. they dodged one, probably two bullets here. morning fog, sunny and breezy. this may be it for the 90s for a while. 60s, 70s around the bay. a lot of 80s here. temperatures are really going to take a plunge over the next couple of days. not so much by the bay and coast but inland. it's been hot. because the lows start off so warm so it doesn't take much to warm up. a big drop wednesday and thursday. >> so gasia can run. >> it's not a run. it's really barely a jog. >> if you get out the front door that's all that matters. time is 7:52. it helped change the way we talk, text, and surf the internet. now google wants to change the way
a substation in san jose. the public utilities commission says the utility failed to safely maintain the substation even after it was attacked by gunfire in 2013. a little more than a year later, burglars stole about $40,000 worth of equipment. despite a number of alarms going off, pg&e security personnel didn't know about the theft. pg&e says since the gunfire two years ago, it's hired more security and improved cameras, lighting and alarm system. time is 7:56. a fascinating story . a young man from the east bay beating the odds after being paralyzed after a random act of gun violence. paul and his friends, they conquered one of the toughest hikes in the bay area. his friends helped him climb the more than 2,000 feet to the top. >> how cool would it be to be
his legs, to let him be able to see what we get to see. >> a group of some really good friends. eight people pushed him to the top. they pulled him with straps even through the steepest parts. >> wow, it's kind of unimaginable. am i really going up this hill? am i really going on top of this mountain? is it really possible? >> he's been paralyzed from the neck down since he was shot at 19 years old. no arrests were ever made for the person who shot him. he says he's looking forward now to the next adventure his friends have planned for him. 7 :57. users have been exposed, exploited, now item taitd. why the company that runs ashley madison says more people are flocking to the site. >> three law enforcement agencies will be hit with a lawsuit by the family of kate
steinle. >> good morning. we're looking at the san francisco commute. right now northbound 101 is not all that bad. we'll tell you a little bit more about coming in to the city from the east bay. >> ended august hot and humid for many. looks like a new pattern here for early september. much cooler pattern.
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measles. >> it's being called a first, a doctor on trial, charged with murder after three of her patients overdosed on drugs like oxycodone. at 8:00 we're watching developing news. wall street has fallen within minutes of the opening bell. the dow lost 300 points. gives you a live look at what's happening on the dow jones down by more than 500 points. s&p 500 and nasdaq also down. s&p down by almost 2%. this all comes as asian and european markets are really faltering. the market jitters are blamed on concerns over china's economy. we'll continue to check wall street for you throughout this newscast and we'll tell you what effect this is having on oil price physical there physical -- oil prices if there's a small glimmer of hope. now let's get you ready for your work day. >> let's head over to steve.
we're going to be happy a little bit with the cooling. >> gas prices, i saw $2.75 at arco. >> you're kidding. i was feeling good about seeing $3.12. >> i took a picture of it. [ laughter ] we'll see a cooler pattern here, significantly cooler over the next few days. some areas that have been in the 90s might even just barely make 80 degrees or upper 70s by the time we get to thursday. plenty of low clouds. not ex tens -- extensive but much cooler. i think we get pretty good drizzle tomorrow morning coast and bay. 56 on your temps. i think they'll be slower to warm up today for some. a little bit of a breeze beginning to pick up. should enhance itself coming out of the gulf of alaska. a lot of factors in place. southern
california might be getting some partly sunny clouds. cooler inland. 70s around the bay. those warm water temps. 8:02. >> we've had a lot of slow traffic out there, a couple new crashes. this is the heart of the morning commute. really all over the bay is slow as we take a look at the commute here on 580. coming through the livermore valley, it's been slow. a couple minor accidents along the way. we've also had some slow traffic on 880 heading south as you drive from hayward to fremont. san mateo and barton bridge slow. motorcycle down. paramedics on the way. look at all the slow traffic on 280, 85 and 101. really can tell everyone is back to school. most people are back to school, back to work. we expect to see a little bit of a break closer to labor day.
let's get live pictures in here. bay bridge, crawling along, getting in to san francisco. no major problems on the bridge in to the city. we're also looking at the commute here on 280 northbound. >> all aboard! >> that was a little sound effect from the control room. kind of scared me a little bit. sounded like me yelling at the giants last night. >> all aboard! >> northbound 280 looks a little bit slow. 8:04. let's go back to the desk. time is 8:04. today lawyers for the family of kate steinle will file a lawsuit against the sheriff. >> allie rasmus with details on the lawsuit. >> the lawsuit names sheriff mirkarimi, bureau of land management. steinle's family says all three bear some
responsibility for her death. undocumented immigrant juan francisco lopez-sanchez is the man accused of shooting and killing steinle when she went out for an evening walk. lopez-sanchez had been deported and had felony convictions on his record. before the shooting happened he had been in san francisco jail. they did not contact i.c.e. when he was released. according to the city sanctuary policy, his office is prohibited from cooperating with i.c.e.. that's why the sheriff and i.c.e. are named in the suit. the bureau of land management was named because the gun was stolen from an agent's parked car. this is not the first time a suit like this has been filed against san francisco for its so called sanctuary policy. in 2010 a similar suit was filed against the city and county of san francisco saying that policy led to the death of tony bullonia and his sons.
the family suit was ultimately not successful though. it was thrown out by a state court and lost on appeal. the reason, government agencies, both local and federal have a high immunity against these types of suits. i spoke with attorney matthew davis about the challenges the steinles' lawsuit will likely face. >> they'll have a heavy burden of showing there was some specific act that the city did that violated a law that was intended to prevent this type of harm, or they'll have to have some other unusual fact pattern i think to get over the immunities. >> several legal scholars i've spoken to this morning say the bottom line, if you're going to sue the government, either local or federal agency, you have to show they're being more than just negligent. you have to show the agencies involved were doing something illegal that led to the death. obviously the attorneys for steinle's family
say they have a strong legal claim. we'll hear more about it, the details of it when they have a press conference to talk about this lawsuit at city hall 11:00 this morning. santa clara county is also taking a second look at its sanctuary policy which prohibits local law enforcement from cooperating with officials. some say they don't touch immigration officials and want people who are nonviolent to be shielded from i.c.e. others think better cooperation is needed. the committee will prepare a report with its recommendations. county supervisors will discuss those recommendations at a september 15th meeting. there's also a new warning this morning about measles. a student at uc berkeley tested positive for it. >> alex savidge live this morning with concerns that go beyond the cal campus. >> the student who has the
meadles also rode the bus. that student took the ac transit 25a line which leads downtown burke laer near the cal -- berkeley near the cal campus. he took it last monday afternoon. anyone who thinks they may have been on the bus with this stupidity obviously should be concerned if they're not vaccinated. this student has a confirmed case of measles. they've been put in to isolation. they're not being identified at this point. uc berkeley's health services office says the student attended classes all of last week at cal. that means all students, faculty, and staff who were on campus could have potentially been at risk. measles as you well know is a highly contagious virus. it can live in the air for up to two hours which is why one fellow bus rider who takes the same line as the student with measles is planning to talk with her doctor about her potential exposure.
>> i'm a little concerned. one of the guys on the bus said why does that guy go to school that day? i don't know if he had symptoms already. >> those measles symptoms, they can appear anywhere from one to three weeks after a person has been exposed. the symptoms in include fever, runny nose, and rash that starts on the face or neck. uc berkeley is working right now in conjunction with health officials in the city of berkeley to identify anyone who may have been exposed either on campus or someone who may have been on the bus with this particular student. everyone is urged to get vaccinated. california as you remember faced a significant measles outbreak. it began last december. 130 people became sick with measles all across the had state and it was all tied to the theme parks, the had disney theme parks down in southern california. >> if there was any good to come from that, it put the
measles vaccination or awareness of that in a lot of people's nds. i know you talked to somebody who said i've got my vaccinations up to date so i think i'm okay. >> most people you ask if they've been vaccinated, the woman i asked this morning is i think so a long time ago. that's the answer you tend to get. most people were a long time ago. >> and of course the vaccine itself is controversial. thank you so much. time is now 8:10. two schools in los gatos reopened this morning after a fire capsuled -- canceled classes. a teenager confess today -- confessed to starting the fire. he said he went to the school to smoke marijuana with his friends but none of them had anymore. they set a cardboard box on fire to stay warm. before they left, the teenager dumped smoldering ashes in a trash can. the boy has not been formally arrested but this case will be sent to
the da's office for possible charges. a san francisco duplex fire is being investigated. this one started last night about 8:30 in cole valley. firefighters quickly put it out. we don't know yet if anyone was inside at the time. the city of san jose is threatening to cut ties with one of the nation's largest construction firms after it says a $300 million hospital project is nearly two years behind schedule. santa clara county voters approved a 2008 bond measure to build more patient rooms on to the santa clara valley medical center campus to meet seismic standards. the project was supposed to be done by 2013. now executives are blaming turner construction for not living up to their contractual responsibility. but a turner spokesperson says it all stems from mismanagement from the county. >> we've had multiple delays, multiple unmet promises. >> the county knows why this project is delayed and it's finding excuses in things like
levi's or a meteor shower or whatever the heck out it says is the reason for the delay but the county look no forth than itself and its own management team. >> ktvu reached out to county executives about those allegations and they said that's far from the truth. they also haven't decided if they'll sue, but a county executive did say they have an obligation to recoup any wasted taxpayer money. your time is 8:12. a very unusual murder trial is due to begin today. a doctor is accused in the overdose deaths of three of her patients. dr. lisa tseng and her husband ran a storefront clinic in the los ampg suburb. the dea says the doctor wrote thousands of prescriptions for powerful pain killers over a three-year period. joey rivero from san ramon was one of the patients who died. the doctor says the patients ignored the recommended doses. families in the south bay
this morning without a home. at 8:30, what firefighters say they believe is the cause of the fire. >> also google not just looking at putting self-driving cars on the road. also wants to help millions of people tackle diabetes. how google plans to help people who suffer from that chronic disease. >> a lot of slow traffic out there and this is really the peak of it. highway 4 still kind of slow coming over to concord. a lot of slow traffic ahead of you on the way to the inner east bay. >> we turn the page to a new month and looks like a new weather pattern leaning toward much cooler.
taking a look at what's happening on wall street. stocks recovering a little tiny bit but the dow is down more than 300 points. s&p 500, nasdaq also down sharply since the close. this comes after a dismal august. the worst for u.s. stocks in three years says the wall street journal. the dow jones, s&p and nasdaq all closed down for the month. s&p down more than 6%, nasdaq down 7. yesterday the dow closed with a loss of 114 points. oil prices have really been on a roller coaster ride. crude prices slipped today after three days of gains. crude fell over
$2 to $47 a barrel in new york. that on concerns that china's manufacturing is weakening. time is 8:16. google is getting in to the medical business. they want to find better treatments for diabetes. the google life sciences is a new division of google alphabet. they partnered with a french pharmaceutical company. they aim to expand diabetes treatment research. the companies want to work together to help patients better manage their diabetes, even lower the cost of the chronic disease. the first piece of technology that's being tested is a contact lens that could monitor glucose levels. the juvenile diabetes research foundation expects more than 550 million people will have diabetes and be living with it. growing up here in the bay area, i always went back to school the tuesday after labor day, but sal, if we read the traffic patterns, school starts way before then because everyone is on the road, right? >> that's right.
some schools still start at that traditional time but a lot of them are already in and we're seeing that on the roads for sure. let's take a look at 280 northbound. pretty slow getting up in to the valley this morning. a lot of slow traffic all the way up to cupertino. i want to show you a map of the south. whenever you see red on my maps, you see slow traffic and look at it. it's slow on 85. it's slow on 101. we had an earlier motorcycle accident on northbound 101 near 13th. we have a lot of slow traffic on livermore. 880 south from hayward all the way to fremont is going to be slow. we have a motorcycle accident westbound 80 at hilltop drive blocking lanes and suddenly traffic is backed up before highway 4 getting down there. you see what kind of commute we're dealing with this morning. if you get to the bay bridge, there's a backup at the toll plaza as you come in to san francisco. about 20 minute delay.
definitely almost everywhere is slow this morning. bring your patience and good attitude. >> very good point. because about 10 years ago it would be contradicts in the summertime. now you're absolutely spot on. >> i didn't notice the summer break. >> not at all. we do have a change, a big change in the pattern here. it's going to be a cooler one for inland temps. bay probably staying upper 60s, 70s. inland temps will take a plunge here over the next couple of days. probably morning drizzle i'd think tomorrow. this system moving out of the gulf of alaska moves in. these are comments that were sent to me. i post a lot of information on facebook or e-mail. these are some of the comments that came in or some of the observations that i've seen. maybe signs of el nino. the water temps are really warm from a lot of places. kevin goes out fishing. channel marker number 1 in the shipping channel. water temperature the other day, 65 degrees. crescent city,
thompson keeps very good records. on saturday he had 1.17 inches of rain. that's the first 1-inch-plus total he's ever had in august. he also mentioned my wife grew tomatoes outside for the first time ever. crescent city gets cold. that's not the case. hawaiian oceans, many people have told me it's hot. south of oahu and maui, water temps 29c or 22.4 degrees fahrenheit. no wonder the pacific is bubbling up. the coolest temperature is probably bodega bay buoy. inside the bay near 70 for some. warm water temps extend even up along the oregon coast. i've seen 60 to 65 there. you can see the 70s and 80s along the hawaiian islands. that warm water, the end result was the warmest minimum ever for san francisco in august. the average minimum was 60.2, first time ever the
low is over 60 degrees. 4.6 degrees above average. if you liver in the city and you say i can never remember it being this humid, you're spot on. water temperatures so warm, 15 record high minimum temperatures for the month of august. that's why coast and bay simply don't cool off. water temperatures are too warm. inland temps slow to recover here. 60s for many. it looks like a cooler pattern is on the way. more of a westerly breeze. southern california working their way ever so slowly up the coast. you can see the system diving there, going to give us a huge cool-down. moisture streaming off hurricane ignacio which misses the hawaiian islands. watch this low form right there. southern branch of the jet looking very active. something to keep an eye on. that's for southern california. it's weak but it's there. it's kind of interesting to see for the first september. morning fog, sunny and breezy. cooler on the afternoon highs. i held on to a couple 90s here. this will be it for a little bit. after today it's more 70s
and 80s and we'll continue that for even antioch and brentwood to the upper 80s. still a couple locations might be holding on to a couple 90s but i think it's 60s, 70s, and 80s. if you like cooler weather, we'll really bottom out on thursday. time is 8:21. that leads us to president obama. he's due to hike on a glacier today continuing his three-day visit to alaska focusing on climate change. he's going to fly by helicopter to seward, alaska. he'll hike one of the many glaciers that are melting because of warmer temperatures. yesterday in his remarks, the president said climate change is no longer some distant threat. he calls it a crisis that has to be addressed now. >> the time to heed the critics and cynics and the deniers is passed. the time to plead ignorance is surely passed. those who want to ignore the
silence, they're on their own shrinking island. >> the president took part in a roundtable discussion with native alaskans and they thanked him for changing the name of mount mckinley back to denali, something native alaskans have called the mountain, the tallest in north america. the state department has released another big batch of e-mails from hillary clinton. some 7,000 pages of e-mails were released last night. 150 are censored because they contain information now considered classified but wasn't classified at the time. those e-mails are from the private server from hillary clinton's home. we're just learning hillary clinton will be back here in the bay area later on this month to raise more money from a presidential campaign. she's planning to attend several $2700 per person events starting september 28t. there's one event in silicon valley. our time is 8:23. a very unusual outburst has led to
vandalism of a zip car during san francisco's critical mass event. in the next half hour, you'll see more of this video caught on camera plus what organizers are saying about it. >> the company that runs ashley madison says more and more people want to cheat on their spouses now. how many people are flocking to that website.
2. 8:26. the massive hack attack on ashley madison doesn't appear to be hurting the company's business. in the past week alone hundreds of thousands of new users have signed up including 87,000 women. the ashley madison website links people who want to cheat. hackers breached that website and released personal information last month on about 30 million users. time is 8:27. a man shot earlier this year during a chris brown concert is now suing the music superstar and the nightclub where that shooting happened. 22-year-old paul briley was one of five people injured. it was all captured on cell phone video. he claims chris brown and the owners of the fiesta nightclub didn't have enough security on hand despite a history of violence at chris brown shows. no arrests were made but the club's liquor license was suspended for 60 days. a spokeswoman for brown
called the lawsuit frivolous. 300 24-hour walmart stores are no longer open around the clock. walmart says closing for a couple hours will let them be in great condition during the peak hours. some store employees say their hours have been cut and they think it has to do with a raise they received in april to $9 an hour. walmart says the cuts in hours are only happening at stores where the managers overscheduled the workers. 8:28. it's a busy morning. here's what we're working on for 8:30. >> scary moments for more than a dozen people who escaped a fire this mortgage -- this morning in san jose. we'll tell you what firefighters think the cause may be. >> an ambassador program was launched on busy lombard street in san francisco. why their jobs may be more than answering questions. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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time is 8:30. new this morning, scary moments for people who escaped a house fire hours ago. >> what officials think caused the fire. >> the fire burned fast in the garage. the door is down but inside it is a blackened mess. the family who lives here tells us they're buddhists and they had a shrine inside where they burned incense. that's next to an electrical box that was charred. the fire started about 5:15 this morning in the garage but the smoke quickly traveled to the house which is located near center and halier avenue. it triggered the fire alarms waking up the family sleeping inside. all 13 people got outside safely as well as their
three dogs. we're told nobody was living inside the garage. it was used for storage. the family says they're grateful the smoke alarms were working. >> i smelled smoke and i heard the smoke detector go off. so i just immediately, my instinct kicked in and i woke my sister up and said we need to go. i didn't grab anything at all, not even my cell phone. >> thank goodness the smoke detectors went off and the family got out. because it was 5 a.m., it's dark. a couple more minutes of uncontrolled fire and it would have gotten in to the family's structure and potentially cost lives. >> fire officials believe the fire was accidental. it was contain today -- contain today the garage but we're told there's likely smoke and water damage inside. they're going to put the family up in a hotel. right now they're shaken up but they're glad the home was not lost. 8:32. let's run outside and check the weather.
>> steve paulson, going to get cooler. >> going to get cooler and might be some more rain in northern california by friday. the north coast had very good rain on saturday and looks like there will be more. i think the end result for us will be a much cooler breezy pattern here. it's going to feel fall-like here pretty soon. a couple days to go before that all kicks in. still a low cloud deck has increased rapidly. there's already signs it's on its way, though the water temps continue to be very warm. san francisco, 61. hard pressed to get some. low clouds trying to make the turn. they will tonight and tomorrow. 60s for some, 50s for others. the trend is going to pick up that breeze. not too bad yet but there are signs it will ramp up later today. system dropping down out of the north really cranking up the fog bank. i think it's a secondary system. it's friday, northern california, maybe even mendocino county can get back in to rain
again. couple days away but we'll give you heads up. morning fog, sunny, breezy. cooler inland. that means instead of a lot of upper 80s and 90s, now more mid 80s to a few. i think by tomorrow we'll say goodbye to those. sal, you've had a pretty good morning so far. >> better than yesterday but a lot of slow traffic and i just want to mention there's slow traffic everywhere so i'm trying to get to all of it. let's start in san jose with northbound 280. traffic is going to be busy as you get through the san jose area. traffic continues to look very slow as you drive through. we've also had a lot of slow traffic in the east bay. i want to mention the peninsula because northbound 280 and daily city, northbound 280 getting up for daily city up from san francisco. there was a crash at 19th avenue and traffic is backed up all the way back from westboro. east bay has taken all the slow traffic thunder.
580 is a mess through san leandro. 680 is slow out of danville. we're definitely, definitely beginning to see it. traffic way behind schedule from highway 4 heading in to richmond. 8:35. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up for a 25-minute delay. 8:35 now. let's go back to the desk. there's a new program operating on san francisco's famous crooked street designed to help tourists and the people who live there feel safer. it was launched after a rising crime in that russian hill neighborhood. brian flores is out there now on lombard street. how does the program work? >> it's called an ambassador program. several of those ambassadors will be here this morning. you'll not only see plenty of tourists but
ambassadors dressed in blue shirts. and the role of these ambassadors are meant to serve several purposes. the program as we go to video now specifically for the crooked part of lombard street was launched over the weekend. depending how busy it gets, you can see two to four of them walking the street here. one of their main purposes is to help answer any questions tourists may have about the street, but also to help residents get people off their driveways and alleviate traffic which has grown tremendously over the years. it's been a major complaint for the people who live here. since there's been an uptick in crime as well, in particular property crime, their job is also to be an extra set of eyes in terms of public safety. >> i think we have to pay special attention to the traffic areas to make sure we have an increased presence in those neighborhoods, look for quality of life issues like congestion management and so forth. >> we were taught to be a
witness, get a description of the person, contact the police as quickly as possible. the good news is the uniforms and radios are usually a big deterrent for criminal activities. >> just last week you'll recall a tourist visiting from thailand was respond of his camera and shot in his shoulder. they caught the suspects in emeryville. supervisor carroll secured the funding for the program. he said it's one step in trying to ease traffic congestion and slow crime in the russian hill neighborhood. a lot of those tourists and residents out here this morning. the main question also is how long will the ambassadors be here? they'll be here till about november 1st and then they're scheduled to be here again from may 1st of next year. the santa clara county sheriff's department is investigating what led to the death of an inmate. the
31-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell last thursday. correctional officers tried to revive him with the help of paramedics but were unsuccessful. three correctional officers have been placed on administrative leave. the sheriff's department spokesman says they're awaiting autopsy results before commenting further. time is 8:37. at san quentin prison, some of the inmate services have now been restored as 73 inmates are being closely watched for signs of legionnaires' disease. so far there have been six confirmed cases. this virus is spread through inhaling vapor from water contaminated with the legionella bacteria. it's restoring out of cell time for inmates, also law library visits. they're getting boxed meals and taking showers in portable units to avoid the steam that may possibly have that legionnaires' bacteria. the federal appeals court in pasadena is considering a
challenge to california's death penalty. a panel heard arguments on the constitutional right to swift justice. last year a federal judge overturned the death penalty in the case of a los angeles rapist and murderer for over two decades. the judge said unpredictable delays made the state's administration of the death penalty unfair and dysfunctional. however, the state disagrees. >> california insists on a careful and deliberate and thorough review of every single capital conviction and sentence, but those facts do not establish that the system is arbitrary or that it produces random results. >> it's not clear when the judges will rule. the death penalty has been on hold here in california since 2006 in a separate issue over the legality of lethal injection. pg&e has been fined $50,000 for the lack of security at a substation in south san jose. the state public utilities commission says pg&e did not safely maintain the substation even after it was attacked by
gunmen in 2013. a little more than a year later, burglars stole about $40,000 worth of equipment. despite several alarms going off, pg&e security personnel didn't know about the theft. pg&e says since that gunfire two years ago, it has hired more security, has improved the cameras as well as lighting and the alarm systems. the time is 8:40. new this morning, a county clerk in kentucky is still refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses even after the supreme court ruled she must. >> this is new video of the noisy scene at the county courthouse this morning. you see protesters on both sides of the issue were there. the supreme court ruled that the county clerk kim davis must issue the licenses despite her religious objections. davis has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples gay or straight since the supreme court
landmark ruling in june that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. this morning she again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples saying she's doing so under god's authority. she's beale called to a federal court hearing thursday morning. time is 8:40. still ahead, pretty tense moments caught on camera during san francisco's critical mass. we'll tell you what orgnerses of the city's monthly bike ride had to say. >> good news for drivers. what you can expect to pay. >> good morning. we're looking at traffic that's still pretty busy in many areas including on the golden gate bridge heading south. >> much cooler is on the way. it starts today for many but it will continue well in to this week.
caught on video. >> it happened on friday during the monthly critical mass event, when big groups of cyclists take to the streets around the world actually to encourage more people to use their bike to get around and also encourage safe practices of sharing the roads. on friday a video captures a very tense situation that escalates as the cyclists rode right in to oncoming traffic at marina boulevard in lyon street in the marina district. at one point you're looking at a woman driving a zip car. she's surrounded by cyclists. as she tries to move, one of the cyclists claims she hit his bike. the cyclist hits the car and smashes her window with a bike lock. >> that type of behavior can't be tolerated here in san francisco. shouldn't be tolerated. that being said we also want to make sure we don't condemn a group or organization that's been very peaceful for a number of years. >> there have also been other
interactions between cyclists and drivers, and mostly recently bike riders got angry over police crackdown on cyclists who don't stop at stop signs. the critical mass website includes some dos and don'ts and it specifically says riders should help car drivers exit to the right if they become stuck in the middle of the mass of bikes. it also says do not ride in to oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road, and interestingly enough, the website itself says do not pick fights with drivers even if the driver is itching for one. they really are trying to encourage cyclists to take the high road as they would say. now this is going to be an investigation in to the whole event. >> so many people treat all bicyclists because of one bad interaction they have and bicyclists may look at all cars as a threat. it's hard for both sides. >> it's hard when one person
disturbs the whole thing. 8:46. a virginia tv news photographer who was shot and killed last week on live tv along with his reporter, he's going to be laid to rest today. the funeral for 27-year-old adam ward will be held in roanoke, virginia a couple miles from the tv station where he worked. hundreds of people were at a visitation last night at his old high school. ward and the reporter alison parker were fatally shot by a former coworker during a live broadcast last wednesday. no funeral plans have been announced for ms. parker yet. meantime, virginia tech's football team will honor ward and parker with a special sticker on the players' helmets. it has the number 7 for wdbj 7 as well as the color teal and maroon ribbons with the initials of ward and parker. teal was ms. parker's favorite color and maroon, virginia tech's school color, that will represent ward who graduated from there in 2011. the team will be wearing
those stickers in their season opener on labor day. 8:47 now, for all those people hitting the road later on in the commute, for now it's all cleaned up. is that the case? >> not the case unfortunate. we have a lot of slow traffic out there. let's start off with trying to get in to san francisco which affects a lot of people in the east bay. you'll see the traffic there is still backed up for a 25 to 30-minute delay and not getting much better unfortunately trying to get in to the city. also looking at the commute here on the san mateo bridge in case you want to go down there, that traffic has been very, very slow getting across to the peninsula. northbound 280 and northbound 101 are slow from an earlier problem. this is 280 in san jose. all of the southbound freeways are slow. that's just one of those things we're getting to expect now that we're in fall, not officially but fall semester. 8:48. let's go to steve. we do have a big change on
the way. big increase in fog and low clouds. that breeze is picking up. it was not expected yesterday. low clouds and fog on the move the next couple nights. want to show you something here. three tropical systems in the central pacific has never happened before. kilo, ignacio, and jimena. simultaneously at the same time. it's happened twice this year. second time this has happened. never happened before, now we've had it twice already so far this year. ignacio missing, and jimena looking like it will miss as well. water temps very warm, 82 degrees. that's what they're feeding on, extremely warm water. we have a little bit of cool water for us. bodega bay, 56. san francisco buoy, monterey and half moon bay 62 to 63. but you can find some very warm ocean temps and also inside
the bay which means san francisco in many bayside locations had a tough time cooling off. for august, average minimum was 60.2 in san francisco. first time ever the minimum came over 60 degrees. that's 4.6 above average. there were 15 record high minimum temperatures or warm lows. that's the greatest amount of records ever set in the calendar month. if you live in the city or work in the city and you're saying man, this is not cooling off, it's not. low clouds are there. it will be a little cooler over the next few days. a rather strong system coming down over the gulf of alaska. that is going to dip in and carve itself out over us. could get rain on the north coast later in the week. look at this little low, southern branch of the jet very active in southern california. keep an eye on southern california over the next four to six weeks. i think that's when we'll see some signs of change. morning fog, sunny and breezy. 80s on the temps. 60s, 70s for many and changes
are brewing, cooler and windy. areas that have been in the 90s may be hard pressed to get above upper 70s as we head toward thursday and maybe friday. changes are here. >> are you sticking around for the holiday weekend? >> i am. you? >> absolutely. staying put. but if we were to hit the road, we'd have some good news because gas prices are dipping. this is for all of you who are taking a road trip. aaa says drivers will see the lowest gas prices for a labor day holiday weekend since 2004. bay area gas prices have dropped 10 cents in the last week. aaa says the u.s. is producing more crude oil than ever before. drivers say the lower prices have motivated them to drive more and take more of those road trips this summer. >> able to go on to vacation, went to oregon just last month. so it's been really great. >> aaa predicts 35 and a half million people will either drive, fly, or take the train on friday. that's the highest number since labor day in 2008. let's take a quick look
what gas prices are doing around the bay area. in san francisco, average $3.33 a gallon. in oakland, $3.19. san jose slightly lower with an average of $3.16 a gallon. if you're planning to head down south, not the south bay. talk about los angeles. prices there are higher, $3.55. >> and steve said he found a $2.75 in concord. >> i might drive to concord to get that. [ laughter ] our time is 8:52. he's young, just days away before entering the workforce but he was fired before he started. what a 23-year-old man did and why his hiring manager called the cops.
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to follow developments on wall street. stocks fell sharply, new concerns about a slowdown in china. dow is now down more than 300 points. it has recovered a little bit but still hovering right around the 2% down mark. nasdaq and s&p also pretty steep losses this morning. a warning is going out that about 225,000 apple users had their user i.d.s and passwords stolen. many of them were using a phone that's been jail broken, unlocked by the user so it could operate on another mobile carrier. hackers targeted the phones with malware that stole apple information from users in 18 countries including the u.s. malware is spread by unauthorized apps. users with affected phones are being urged to change their apple passwords as a precaution. a young man who had just accepted a job found a way to lose the job by sending nude photos of himself to human resources. steve, i'm not kidding. the chicago tribune reports the 23-year-old man sent two naked selfies to human
resources. after the company had recently offered him a, quote, conditional offer of employment. the hr manager called police and the police say the man admitted he sent the pictures but said they were meant to go to somebody else. police say the company took back that job offer. time is 8:56. here's someone who is sending the right message. 8-year-old jackson recently wrote an apology note to the toronto public library after he accidentally ripped a page out of a comic book. the note says, i am sorry a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when i fell asleep reading it. it won't happen again. i'm sorry. the library posted this picture on facebook and said here's to many more nights falling asleep with a good book. here's a picture of jackson along with the library branch head and the city librarian pictured as a ceremony to honor him. a lot of people have admired jackson's letter the point where he's received more comics in the mail.
he said the comic is his favorite because it's so full of adventure. he falls asleep with a book. a lot of us fall asleep with an iphone. i like the book better. >> i used to be a book nerd when i was young. >> look what you can grow up to be. [ laughter ] traffic is very slow, 55 minutes from the carquinez bridge. a lot of waiting in san francisco coming in to the city. also looking at the recovery after a rough morning. a little cooler and we'll take that little cooler in to a lot of cooler as we head to midweek and probably the end of the week. big changes in early september. >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> we're back here at noon with you. as we cue the music on this gorgeous morning, remember to think twice before you send photos to the hiring manager when you just got the job. [ laughter ] thanks for joining us.
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