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we'll have the latest on the fight for phone privacy and the legal battle between the tech giant and the fbi. >> this is she show. >> 7:00 this tuesday morning, february 23rd. i'm gasia. >> gas ya, you like lovely. >> it feels like summer. >> it will be summer like for february. 70degrees in the forecast. we have the waning moon setting here. and some higher cloud. a cool to mild start to the day. there were a few 30s. not easy to pronounce and i'm going with janet. she also got the picture of the sunrise and moon set around
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west los gatos. nice way to start the day. climate data -- well, san francisco 70, 52. average is 61, 48. above on both. the record low way back, 38 in 1890. high clouds for san jose. and most locations have the high clouds and mostly sunny in the afternoon. and 72 for san jose which was 3 degrees warmer than yesterday's temps, and inland we'll be close, mountain view, i went 72 and that will be 2:30 today. everyone within the low 70s or upper 60s after the higher clouds get out of the way. close for santa rosa and napa airport is 39. but it won't take long to start warming up. except for a few high clouds, similar to yesterday. nice to mild to warm and more sun in the afternoon. things have picked up, haven't they. right now traffic is moving
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along a little bit slower in many areas, but some of those crashes we had earlier this morning are gone. westbound bay bridge is backed up for a 25-minute delay. and today as i can tell is a better day than yesterday. yesterday we had a bad day. let's go to the san mateo bridge where traffic seems normal. it's crowded on the way to the peninsula. 680-- southbound 680 on the benicia bridge there's a crash. and the traffic between concord and walnut creek is normal. slow into alamo. highway4 is slow through the pittsburg and bay point. 7:02 and back to the desk. incredible pictures of an early morning fire in oakland. huge flames roaring overnight. and now we know what started it all. three buildings are heavily damaged including a buddhist temple completely wiped out. everyone inside the temple escaped including fourmonts. alex savidge is on the scene.
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and it's an active scene behind you. and investigators are saying they know what started the fire. >> reporter: they believe they do gasia. as many as a thousand candles were left lit and unattended here inside this buddhist temple. all of this is part of an annual tradition. and in the end, investigators believe that all of the unattended candles likely sparked the massive fire. you can see the damage done here. this is what is left of the oakland cambodian buddhist temple. thankfully, everyone who was sleeping inside this temple made it out safely. but three people were treated for minor injuries. when firefighters got here, this is what they encountered. huge flames tearing through the temp at east 10th and 52nd
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avenue. the flames spread to two other homes and both of those places were destroyed. because of the size of the fire, extra crews had to be called in from around the city to help control the flames. a total of 18 people were forced out by the fire including several monks who live at the temple. and we talked with one woman who worships here. >> did you guys go to sleep with the candles still lit. in the temple -- i feel sad but my temple lost. i don't know how to do that. >> some of the people forced out by the fire are getting help from the red cross. and others are staying with relatives nearby. again in the end, three separate homes were destroyed by the fire including the home that houses this buddhist temple. there were also five cars destroyed by the fire as well.
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we'll bring you back live and investigators wrapping up the investigation. and obviously, as you can tell they made quick work. they were able to pinpoint the cause of the fire in short order. and again, the cause they believe is hundreds of candidateles, as many as a thousand candles left lit inside the buddhist temple temple as part of an annual celebration. everyone left the candles lit and went to sleep. and that's look likely what sparked the fire. nobody was seriously hurt. it's amazing and firefighters tell me because there were working smoke detectors inside the temple. >> a reminder to check ours. police in danville are investigating the death of a man and a woman. it's believed to be a murder suicide. a neighbor called at 6:15 to report fumes coming from the closed garage of a home on cross bridge place.
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inside officers found 63-year- old paul sween unconscious. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. inside the home, 55-year-old woman was found shot. apple is refusing to obey a court order to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. janine de la vega, you're in palo alto where demonstrators will gather at the apple store later today. good morning. >> good morning. dave. those demonstrators will be handing out these flyers to people who pass by on the streets. you can see it says don't break our phones, and they'll be standing in front of this apple store on university avenue. and they'll be protesting against the fbi. this fight for phone privacy has heated up. protests are planned across the u.s. in more than 30 cities including san francisco, new
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york, l.a. and in front of the fbi headquarters in washington, d.c. it's all organized by a grass roots group called fight for the future. they'll be holding banners and telling people why the court order issued against apple threatens security and safety. the fbi is asking apple to create software to help them braic into the iphone of syed farook. that's one of the shooters who killed 14 people in san bernardino. cook said he wouldn't comply with the order. unlocking a data would set a dangerous precedent. the fbi director is urging apple to help saying it comes town to justice for the victims. and some of the victims plan on filing a legal brief in support of the government. this has turned into a heated debate. lots of people are taking sides. time is 7:07.
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microsoft cofounder bill gateses is disputes reports that he supports the fbi. bill gates in an interview with bloomberg business says he was disappointed by the reports quoting him as saying the government is only asking for access to information about a particular case. bill gates says there needs to be a balance with safeguards in place between government powers and privacy rights. the people of kalamazoo, michigan are coming together in the face of tragedy. mountaineers held a candlelight vigil for those killed in the shooting rampage. victims ranged from a teenager so a retired teacher. >> every community deals with the challenges of violence and the challenges of ignorance and the challenges of pain. >> earlier in the day, the
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suspect jason dalton appeared in court and was denied bail. investigators say he has confessed to killing six people and injuring two others, he was an uber driver who picked his victims at random. uber said he passed the required background check. prosecutors say he picked up uber fares after the first shooting and may have picked up other riders after the subsequent shootings. one passenger who road with him before the shootings began said he started driving recklessly after getting a phone call. when the passenger was unable to get out of the car, he called police and uber. uber typically contacts the driver to get both sides of the story. the chief security officer of uber wouldn't say whether the company got in touch with dalton saturday night. jim cooper is working on new
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legislation for stricter background checks to force ride sharing companies to fingerprint the drivers. a south bay elementary school is about to get more than a million dollars to revamp the campus. an anonymous donor is offering $1.3 million to help pay for renovating addison elementary school. but the unified school district policy is that donors offer gifts to the entire school district so all schools are given a fair chance. they'll talk about whether or not they'll accept the donation. some of the proposed improvements include permanent classrooms, office space, and a library. san francisco unified is set to vote tonight on whether to provide condoms to middle school students. the vote was delayed earlier this month over concern that is many parents would not be able to make it to the meetings
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because of the chinese new year's celebrations. students would have to meet with a nurse or social worker to receive the condoms. and parents could not opt out. some critics feel the program is quote shocking and unnecessary. time is 7:11. there's a warning for shoppers at an east bay mall. a woman and a teenaged girl were robbed in pleasanton. the sketch of one of the attackers, and what police say he may have hit in other areas. is it and a lawsuit over super bowl l. the claim one workers is making about his shift during a super bowl game. good morning. on the golden gate bridge, southbound 101, traffic does look pretty good as you head to the toll plaza. the weather is looking great too. and no problems in marin county. once again, the wind direction as you saw on the golden gate is offshore. we do have an offshore breeze even though high clouds will be mild to warm.
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we'll have the temps coming up.
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7:13 now. a new report examining the deaths in the alameda county jail system. this morning the family of mario martinez filed a lawsuit and a news conference is planned for 11:00 this morning. 25-year-old mario martinez died last july at the jail from respiratory problems after he didn't receive a recommended nasal treatment despite two court orders. >> everyone just failed him. and he suffered and died an
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ugly death. that was the worth part for me. >> the sheriff's office is responsible because they didn't provide the medical care, the proper housing they should have. of course horizon is responsible because they had a duty to provide medical care and they didn't do it. >> horizon has faced several lawsuits across the country and settlalled for tens of millions of dollars. time now 7:15. an employee who worked during super bowl 50 at levi stadium is filing a lawsuit, claiming he and other employees were not paid what they were owed. gabriel thompson is suing center place, saying he worked 17 hours on super bowl sunday and the lawsuit claims they didn't pay thompson or other employees for all the hours they worked. thompson also claims management
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didn't give appropriate rest breaks and that they engaged in unfair business practices. so far no comment in the company. bedbugs are blamed for docking a cleveland cavaliers star out of the game. khayri irving left can game with flu-like symptoms and he says he was freaked out and tired after being bitten on his head. >> just imagine how freaked out you would be if you saw five big bedbugs sitting on your pillow. i woke up itching and i'm like, are you serious now? >> he stayed at a hilton in oklahoma city and the hotel confirmed there were bedbugs in the room, saying unfortunately there is occasionally a case of bedbugs in every hotel. so he got up and spent the night on the couch and had a
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tight back, the gross out factor. i don't know. but they're everywhere. >> i've learned just from other people letting me know how to check the bed when you get to a hotel. lift up the sheets. >> throw it back real quick? well, good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute now. traffic is okay if you're at the toll plaza, a little slow here, 10 to 15 minutes. no major problems on the bridge. take a look at 880, traffic here going to be a little slow northbound. not as bad as it will be. highway 4 is slow through pittsburg now. then 680 from concord to walnut creek is slow and stays slow almost all the way into
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danville. 80 westbound is slow. zoom in here on the richmond san rafael bridge, delays from before castro street. so we have a commute that's slow but not as bad as yesterday. let's go to steve now. we have a lot of high clouds over us but temperatures, a few 30s here checking in. had a few more yesterday. dave, our ship came in again. >> i want the window. >> i want the buffet. >> quiet morning, not much of a breeze. not much in the way of rain, some to the north. but we may as well look ahead to march because we'll need to double these. and southern california is going to need a heck of a lot more. i tweeted this out because it
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was sent to me on facebook, last night's february full moon rising over the eastern span of the bay bridge. that's pretty. thank you. temperatures starting off mainly in the 40s, oakland going 72 in downtown today, above average. san josi, 72, average 65. the record high not long ago 76, but the record low 24 in 1897. higher clouds thin out, then mostly sunny, upper 30s at napa airport, 40s for palo alto. i've seen a few locations in the low 40s. woodside still holding onto 40, menlo park 42, 45 san mateo.
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the higher clouds thin out and it's a drier forecast. the next system coming in friday looks to be favored to the north, way to the north. but another one on sunday and that's tracking north. there's nothing here for us till maybe early february. patchy fog, far less today than we had yesterday. more sun and 70s on your temps, clear lake 73, sonoma in there, richmond 73 degrees, walnut creek and oakland both at 72 degrees. the coast, the bay, inland, peninsula, everyone is pretty close. warmer into thursday, a little cooldown friday. thank you. don't mess with starbucks lovers or their coffee. in 20 minutes, how the loyalty
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program is changing and why many aren't happy. >> and being at the right place at the right time to help a 10- year-old girl in need of help over the weekend.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ scary minutes for the 165 people on board a japan airlines jet. an engine caught fire as the plane was getting ready to take off and smoke was coming into
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the passenger cabin. the crew stopped the plane on the taxiway and everybody used the emergency chute to get out of the plane safely. one woman was hurt during the evacuation. the plane was headed from northern to southern japan. state lawmakers want to put limits on a natural gas facility 245 leaked for months in southern california. a committee focused on the storage area and lawmakers worry shutting down the natural gas reservoir could lead to blackouts, so they want to require the gas company to test all the wells at its facility in northern l.a. county before reopening it. officials say that could take months and could lead to blackouts. the marin county search and rescue team were practicing drills over the weekend and ended up rescuing a 10-year-old girl who fell into a hole in the snow. it happened off i-80 near donor
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pass. she and her family were snow shoeing when she fell. her family tried to pull her out of the well but the snow was in danger of collapsing around her. the team training nearby rigged a special rope to get her out. >> they put like a harness over me and pulled me up. i said, thanks for helping me and getting me out. >> the workers say they got there just in time. she was starting to show signs of hypothermia. the academy is now making the oscar statues in new york. and oscar will have a slightly different look, more closely resembling the statues from the first academy awards. the final touch is on the night of the awards once the winner is announced. >> at the ceremony, the
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recipient brings their statue to a name plate engraving station, hand us their statue and we fix their name plate to the trophy, pass it right back to them. >> so you'll be interacting with all the oscar winners? >> yes. >> the most widely accepted story to the name oscar is back in 1934, the academy librarian said it looked like her uncle oscar, and it stuck. the academy awards are this sunday evening. all eyes are on the nevada republican caucuses. we'll have the latest in the race for the white house next. >> reporter: a woman and teenage girl attacked and robbed. the search for three men believed to be behind the robberies. looking at i-880 on the morning commute. you can see traffic looks okay past the coliseum but there is slow traffic up ahead.
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another nice day on tap, temperatures above average. we'll have the forecast, and more on tomorrow coming up.
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this is a live picture of what's happening at stone ridge mall in pleasanton, at least one police security vehicle there. at this point the parking lot is empty but that is going to
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change as the day goes on. a lot of shoppers and employees concerned about the fact that there have been two recent robberies in this parking lot. in a few minutes we'll see the police sketch of one of the people police are looking for, and why police don't think the criminals are only targeting this mall. welcome back to mornings on 2 this tuesday morning. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm dave clark. we are checking on your weather, too. >> another nice day on tap. we had a lot of 40s and 50s. the higher clouds make for a beautiful sunrise, breeze slightly offshore. i know also at the golden gate bridge it's a little offshore breeze, meaning the coast will be clear. daniel with a chilly morning but gorgeous in foster city. a lot of those higher clouds, not much of a breeze.
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san josi again, 72 today. the record low, don't see that much anymore. few high clouds over us, 38 napa airport and fairfield. there were a few 50s already, 55 half moon bay, mid-40s san mateo and pacifica already. after the clouds clear it's a dry forecast, might be a weak system coming in to the north on friday. until then, warmer temps, sal, 70s for many. all right. we are looking at 80 westbound, slow here from the carquinez bridge to the maze. 40 minutes, and most of that is in richmond. we are looking at approximate
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bay bridge, where traffic is backed up 15 to 20 minutes at the toll plaza, and busy traffic in fairfield because of earlier problems on 80 getting through there. this is the fairfield area. now back to the desk. when it does not advance our security. >> we listen as president obama is speaking on a plan for closing guantanamo bay. >> the detention facility at guantanamo bay does not advance our national security. it undermines it. this is not just my opinion. this is the opinion of experts and many in our military. it's counterproductive to our fight against terrorists because they use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit. it drains military resources, with nearly $450 million spent last year alone to keep it
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running, and more than $200 million in additional costs to keep it open going forward for less than 100 detainees. guantanamo harms our relationships with other countries whose cooperation we need. when i talk to other world leaders, they bring up the fact that guantanamo is not resolved. moreover, keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law. as americans, we pride ourselves on being a beacon to other nations, a model after the rule of law. but 15 years after 9/11, the worst terror attack in american
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history, we are still having to defend the existence of a facility and process where not a single verdict has been reached in those attacks. not a single one. when i first ran for president, it was widely recognized that this facility needed to close. this was not just my opinion. this was not some radical far left view. there was a bipartisan support to close it. my predecessor, president bush, to his credit, said he wanted to close it. it was one of the few things that i and my republican opponent, senator john mccain, agreed on. and so in one of my first acts as president, i took action to begin closing it. and because we had bipartisan support, i wanted to make sure
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that we did it right. i indicated that we would need to take our time to do it in a systematic way and that we had examined all the options. and unfortunately during that period where we were putting the pieces in place to close it, what had previously been bipartisan support suddenly became a partisan issue. suddenly many who previously said it should be closed backed off because they were worried about the politics. the public was scared into thinking, if we close it, somehow we'll be less safe. since that time, congress has repeatedly imposed restrictions aimed at preventing us from closing this facility. now, despite the politics, we have made progress. but the nearly 800 detainees
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once held at guantanamo, more than 85% have already been transferred to other countries. more than 500 of these occurred under president bush. since i took office, we have transferred 147 more, each under new significant restrictions to keep them from returning to the battlefield. as a result of these actions, today just 91 detainees remain, less than 100. today the defense department, thanks to very hard work by the secretary of defense and his team, working in concert with the office of management budget, today the department is submitting to congress our plan for finally closing the facility at guantanamo once and for all. it's a plan that reflects the hard work of my entire national
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security team. so i especially want to thank ash and his team at the d.o.d . this plan has my full support and reflects our best thinking on how to best go after terrorists and deal with those who we may capture, and it is a strategy with four main elements. first, we'll continue to securely and responsibly transfer to other countries the 35 detainees out of the 91 that have already been approved for transfer. keep in mind this process is extensive and careful coordination across the federal government to ensure our national security interests are met when an individual is transferred to another country. for example, we insist foreign countries institute strong security measures. and as we move forward, that means that we will have around
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60 and potentially fewer detainees remaining. second, we'll accelerate the periodic reviews of remaining detainees to determine whether their continued detention is necessary. our review board, which includes representatives from across government, will continue to look at all relevant information including current intelligence. if certain detainees no longer pose a significant threat, they may be eligible for transfer to another country as well. number three, we'll continue to use all legal tools to deal with the remaining detainees still held under law of war detention. currently 10 are in some stage of the military commission's process, a process that we worked hard to reform my first year in office with bipartisan
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support from congress. but i have to say with respect to these commissions, they are very costly. they have resulted in years of litigation without a resolution. we are therefore outlining additional changes to improve these commissions, which would require congressional action, and we'll be consulting with them in the near future on that issue. i also want to point out that in contrast to the commission process, our article iii federal courts have an outstanding record of convicting some of the most hardened terrorists. these prosecutions allow for the gathering of intelligence against terrorist groups and proves that we can prosecute terrorists and protect the american people. >> president obama speaking live at the white house on his plan for closing the detention center at guantanamo bay, circling back to an executive
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order he signed in january 2009. the president's plan, which he is still outlining, is not expected to get very far in congress, where republicans have repeatedly blocked plans to move detainees to the united states. at its peak it housed nearly 200 detainees there. it was established in january 2002 after the 9/11 attacks. president obama said the time has come and it is overdue for its closure. we'll stay on top of this and bring you more throughout mornings on 2. in other news, police in pleasanton are searching for three men believed to be behind two robberies outside the stone ridge mall. there is now a police sketch and shoppers are being warned to be on alert. >> reporter: police here believe the same group of men may be behind not just these
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two robberies in the parking lot but others that have happened recently in the area. in light of that, police say they have stepped up patrols here at stone ridge mall. this is the parking lot where the two robberies happened and we saw a patrol car out here hours before the mall even opened. a few minutes ago that patrol car moved onto another part of the parking lot here. the mall also has security personnel and security cameras. there are signs in the parking lot alerting shoppers of that. we are checking with police this morning to see if there is any video of the robberies and the role that could play in the investigation. saturday about 8:00 p.m. a 17-year-old girl was leaving the cheesecake factory when three men pulled up in a silver honda pilot. one punched her in the face then took off with her purse.
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sunday around 1:30 p.m., police believe the same group of men attacked a 63-year-old woman in the same apartment but they were in a cream colored mercedes suv. one man had either a gun or rifle and when the woman resisted and tried to yank her purse back, she fell back and they not only took her purse but kicked her in the back. >> hopefully they get caught quickly and they step up security around here. >> reporter: police released this sketch of one of the robbery suspects. the men are described as 18 to 25 years old, three of them working together. police believe they are linked to other robberies not just at this mall. shoppers are asked to remain on alert and anyone who frequents this mall will tell you not only is it unusual to have a
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strongarm robbery here but definitely unusual for that to happen in broad daylight, 1:30 on a sunday afternoon. but the good news is both victims in this case only had minor injuries and they will be okay. again, police have put out the question of the suspect, hoping it will lead them to more information. back to you. republicans go to the polls today in nevada. >> and voter turnout in nevada for the caucuses is expected to be pretty low. early polls suggest this could be another victory for donald trump. polls show the new york billionaire with a double digit lead heading into tonight's caucuses. but the battle to gain ground on trump between senators ted cruz and marco rubio is heating
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up. yesterday cruz received endorsements from two governors and he is doing damage control after his communications manager spread a doctored video that appeared to show marco rubio speaking dismissively of the bible, when in fact rubio said the bible has all the answers. >> if you assume we're going to tie, you're going to go out and vote, or as they would say in the old school, caucus. forget that word. just go out and vote, okay? >> rubio is coming off a second place in the south carolina primary this past weekend and is hoping for a strong showing in nevada. the democratic
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primaries will be in south carolina on saturday. bernie sanders continues to attack hillary clinton's ties to wall street. after the contests in nevada and south carolina, democrats and republicans will vote in primaries in 12 states on super tuesday next week. i mentioned the social media factor on this. within the hour, donald trump tweeted this: thank you. texas senator ted cruz appears to be toughening his stance on documented immigrants, saying he'd use customs enforcement to track down and deport people in the u.s. illegally. he's also an advocate for building a wall along the border and tripling the border
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patrol. in the past hoe told cnn he would not knock on your door to remove immigrants from the united states. we'll have updates throughout the day on twitter and facebook. aside from serving you drinks, bartenders in california may have a new job. next, the new law that would require servers to cut off people who have had too much to drink.
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time now 7:48. how is the toll plaza, sal? >> it's slow right now. traffic is slow getting into san francisco. you'll see slowing there as we take a look at this live picture. things seem to be better than
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they were yesterday for the east bay commute. we have been looking at a bunch of them here. take a look at 880, getting slower from san leandro up to about high street. yesterday it was a bad day on 680. today it's slow but at least not affected by crashes, just slow. highway 4 is slow in pittsburg and 80 is slow after highway 4 into richmond. steve? thank you, sir. nice sunrise photos this morning. we had the full moon yesterday, rather visible this morning as well. had a lot of high clouds over us, a little haze kind of settling in. for some this has kicked up a little bit. overall the mornings weren't too bad. very nice here. sunrise, nice picture up in
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napa today. 44 and kind of cool there on the water. san josi starting off 46, mostly sunny with 72 today. 66 at noon, will be very nice. and san josi's climate data for today, average is 65 so we're well above. the low 24 in 1897. santa rosa going for the low 70s today. we'll go 71 for the high 3:00 today. higher clouds with us mainly in the morning, then some breaks already to the west. a mostly sunny day on tap. santa cruz mountains dealing
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with the 30s, san josi state meteorology department already 50 degrees. sacramento 41, and dry pattern with everything going way to the north. high clouds, mild and not much fog. maybe a little patch or two. temperatures will rebound pretty quick. many locations around the area 70s for today. coast, peninsula, city, all near 70. warmer wednesday and thursday, front moves into the north but no rain here. thank you. australia is cracking down on people filing for jobless benefits. we'll share the unusual reasons people say they can't find
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work. stay with us.
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pam cook is back in the studio now with a new law making its way through the legislature. >> the intent is to keep a better eye on people and how much they drink at a bar. it's called the responsible intervention for beverage servers training act. if approved, it would require anyone serving alcohol to take a certified course on how to
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identify customers who may be drinking too much, and intervene if necessary to cut off those customers. it would also require anyone managing beverage servers to take that course as well. currently most training server courses are voluntary. 18 states have laws requiring servers to complete alcohol training courses. it would include the impact of alcohol on the body and the social impact of alcohol. if it passes, it would go into effect january 2020. >> doesn't sound like it would put any responsibility on the bartender if they didn't intervene and bad things happen? >> tough to say. i think usually the bar owner is held accountable for that. but they would be held accountable if they don't get this specific training. within three months after employment, then every three years take an updated course. so you could be held
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responsible if they're not properly trained. 7:55. starbucks is changing its reward program and many people are unhappy about it. under the old program, members received one star per visit. after 12, you would get a free item. under the new program, customers get two stars for every dollar spent and you'll need 125 stars to earn a free item. the customer would have to spend $62.50 before getting that first free item. time now 6:57. we know we are in tax season but news that could alleviate the headache. who the irs is auditing the most and why you may not be one of them. >> a fight for phone privacy and security is heating up. rallies are planned today across the country in front of
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apple stores. we'll have the on the legal battle with apple. good morning, right now 80 westbound is going to be a little more crowded than it was. more on that straight ahead. quiet weather pattern, temperatures warming up today, near 70 for many. increase speed, full throttle! (over intercom) ann, are you coming in? negative! stay on target. what are you guys doing? r2, thrusters! they're closing in! i'll guard the base. for every family that lives star wars, this is the place where star wars lives. where a galaxy far, far away...
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investigators this morning say they know what professionally started this huge fire this morning in
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oakland. a buddhist temple was destroyed by the flames an at least three other buildings have damaged as a result. but everyone inside the temple including four monks inside were able to escape safely. we had a fire ball reported. a couple people have said they saw it off the pacifica. so we're looking into it, see what we can come up with. about 6:30 this morning, if you saw that, let us know. not a sprinkle to be found. we can find a few high clouds, 30s, 40s and 50s. after that, pretty quiet. it will be a mild to warm day with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. anyone else see the fire ball
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about 6:30 this morning? meteor or ufo? if it's a ufo, my forecast is a moot point. so we think it was a meteor. we'll check into it. nice weather later this afternoon, all above average temps. plan accordingly for the warmest temps. higher clouds will clear out. napa was 39, now 45, so we're beginning to warm up. half moon bay already 57, so there's a little offshore breeze. it will be mostly sunny and warm, temperatures well above average. haven't found much fog. more sun this afternoon, more high clouds in the morning. sal? we have a police chase on the bay bridge, which just ended up inside the bay bridge
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tunnel. someone blew through the car pool lane and they tried to stop them. so the vehicle finally stopped inside the tunnel. so westbound inside the tunnel, there's police activity. all kinds of chp units are heading that way. the original stop was he blew through the car pool lane with only one person. oakland chp and san francisco chp will be heading that way. this is what we don't need. if there is significant police activity inside the tunnel, they will slow the metering lights down at the toll plaza. so let's look at the toll plaza here. it's not that bad but you'll see traffic that is going to be slowing down if they have that activity there. we'll keep you posted. let's look at some other things around the bay. looking at some of the fairfield commute. it's been kind of slow as you
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drive through there, no major problems. 680, traffic is busy from 242 down to danville. westbound 24 is moderate. now back to the desk. new this morning, flames raced through a buddhist temple in oakland. >> investigators believe a religious celebration may have started the destructive fire. >> firefighters have been at the scene for hours cleaning and totaling the damage. >> reporter: as part of a traditional buddhist celebration that happens every year, there were as many as a thousand candles left lit inside this temple. you can see some of them here near the statue. those unattended candles in all likelihood spoked this morning fire. the cambodian buddhist temple was destroyed by the fire but everybody staying here last night made it out safely.
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this was the scene around 2:30 a.m., huge flames burning through the temple, which is on east 10th street at 52nd avenue. those flames quickly spread to an unoccupied house on the backside of the property and next door to the temple. 18 people were forced out by the flames, including several of the monks who live here at the temple. we spoke with one after he returned from the hospital this morning. >> i feel hot, hot. i come, feel the back door. call the monk, come out. >> with any incendiary device, we don't suggest that you leave anything, especially candles, a fireplace unattended and burning, especially if you plan
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ongoing to sleep. >> the fire department says the temple had working smoke detectors and that is lakely why everyone made it out alive. in the end, three homes were destroyed by the fire, including the home that houses this temple. the monk we spoke with this morning says they do plan to rebuild this temple. i asked if he was upset when he returned this morning to see the damage done here and he said with a smile on his face, this is how life is. alex savage, fox 2 news. a fight for privacy is heating up today. demonstrators are taking a stand with apple. >> supporting the tech giant refusing to comply with a court order to unlock a terrorist's phone. >> reporter: this group holding these rallies across the country, they have designed these signs that you could put
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on your phone. this one says back doors endanger everyone. it changes colors there. these demonstrators are standing here in front of the apple store on university avenue, telling people that what the government wants apple to do is wrong. this group called fight for the future is organizing the demonstrations in more than 30 cities across the country including san francisco and l.a. and new york. in washington, d.c. the protestors will be in front of the fbi headquarters. demonstrators will be holding up banners, supporting apple for not complying to a court order to break into the cell phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. the fbis thinks there could be clues to terrorism on the phone and cook says making software to undermine encryption sets a
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dangerous precedent. the u.s. attorney's office says it is not asking for a master key, just to unlock one particular phone and apple can destroy the software after they help the fbi. apple has its lawyer as well as san bernardino victims' families, some have hired an attorney and filed a legal brief supporting the government's efforts to get apple to do this. happening today, debates on plans to build a new jail next to the old one, housing 815 inmate and more space for the mentally ill. it would cost about $280
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million and would take about 30 months to complete. the mayor, police chief and police commission president talked about new policies yesterday in response to widespread protests over the deadly shooting of mario woods by police in december. the reforms include better training for officers and outfitting officers with body cameras, and requiring officers to report whenever they point a gun at a suspect. san francisco police say they are taking a record number of illegal guns off the streets, 1085 guns seized last year. we got a look at some of the 304 guns taken off the streets in the bay view area, including a military grade sniper rifle. >> it's amazing how many guns some of these officers get. >> the stepped up efforts contributed to a 15% decline in
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the shootings last year and the captain says 30% to 40% of guns recovered are stolen. san francisco police have identified the victim in a deadly shooting outside a mcdonald's. investigators say 23-year-old curtis kale was targeted. he'd been arrested for a 2012 homicide but that case was dismissed because of a lack of evidence. the police chief says he doesn't know if the earlier case was related to the killing on sunday. police say kale was a passenger in a car that was pulling onto fillmore from the mcdonald's drive-thru. the shooter walked up to the car and fired before getting into a gray sedan that sped away from the scene. investigators are checking video that may have shown the suspect or getaway car. police say a man has died following last week's drive-by shooting that killed his
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father. 22-year-old bomani broadneck succumbed to injuries yesterday. he and his father were working on a car outside their home friday afternoon when someone drove by and opened fire. a woman and 9-year-old boy in the home were hurt in the shooting. so far no arrests have been made. robbers are targeting shoppers at an east bay mall. in minutes, the police sketch of one of the attackers. >> and an update on the mass shootings in kalamazoo, michigan. what the suspect admitted in court and why uber says it will not change its policy following the tragedy. as we suspected, traffic on the bridge is at a standstill heading into the treasure island tunnel because of police activity. one car is sideways just past the tunnel and we have a big backup on the bridge. soon it will be backed up at the toll plaza too. just as i suspected, yesterday there was a lot of
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we have problems after a short chase that ended up outside the tunnel here on the bay bridge. one car ended upsideways.
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the original reason for the chase was someone blew through the car pool with one person. chp tried to stop that vehicle, then the chase was on. san francisco and oakland chp were up there. now the metering lights will be slowed at the toll plaza, so if you're coming to the bay bridge, what was a moderate delay will become a major one. think act using san mateo bridge or bart as alternates. back to the desk. the people of kalamazoo, michigan are coming together after the deadly shooting rampage. last night mourners held a vigil for the six people killed saturday night. the victims range from a high school senior to a 60-year-old retired english teacher who was a mother figure for at-risk teens. >> we are a kalamazoo community, we are a kalamazoo family. and together we are saddened.
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>> earlier in the day, the suspect jason dalton, was denied bail. investigators say he confessed to killing six people and injuring two others. prosecutors say he was an uber driver who picked victims at random. police say they still haven't been able to figure out a motive for the shootings. >> dalton did pass an uber background check. prosecutors say he picked up fares after the first shoot and possibly others. one passenger that rode with him before the shootings began, said dalton began driving recklessly after receiving a phone call. uber says it suspends drivers accused of violent acts but for erratic driving, they contact the driver. the company wouldn't say if they got in touch with dalton saturday night. there is new legislation for stricter background checks,
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forcing ride share companies to fingerprint drivers. police in danville searching for a teenager who hasn't been seen since last week. 17-year-old jake samanson went missing thursday morning. investigators believe he ran away after arguing with his parents. they say he doesn't have a cell phone and hasn't been in touch with anyone. he's about 5'10, about 150 pounds and you can see his photo. if you have information, call danville police. police also investigating the deaths of a man and woman believed to be a case of murder- suicide. police say a neighbor called them about 6:15 last night reporting fumes coming from the closed garage door of a home on frost bridge place. police found 63-year-old paul seen unconscious and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. a woman inside the home was
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found dead from a gunshot wound. police have not given us any other information at this point. police in heyward say they have a person in custody they believe shot and killed a young mother from san josi. 22-year-old say stacy aguilar was last seen february 13th. police won't say whether her boyfriend is the person of interest after her body was found. but the boyfriend is right now in custody on a domestic violence charge related to ms. aguilar. police say they will release the person's name as soon as charges are filed. the people in this community can sleep at night, not being worried there's a murderer out on the loose. we are very confident moving forward that this person of interest is the right person. >> police say one reason they are not releasing much
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information right now, they are trying to determine if the person acted alone or if others were involved. we are looking at the upper deck of the bay bridge here. this is heading into treasure island, getting slightly better. looks like they have removed the sideways car involved in that short chase, and traffic is beginning to flow. chp units from oakland and san francisco ended up cornering this person after refusing to stop while trying to be pulled over. you can see traffic is still not that bad. if they get this out of the way, looks like we could be saved from any huge traffic jams. let's talk about the east bay. 80 westbound from highway 4, slow all the way down to richmond.
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there's a big approach to the richmond bridge, southbound 680 from 242 to danville is slow. westbound 580 slow to the lake shore area, and 880 slow up to high street. steve? thank you. a good morning. we have some 30s but looks like we are starting to bounce off the morning lows and start to warm up here. there is an offshore breeze, not that strong but for some it could be. at the surface, not that bad. higher clouds are thinning out, mostly sunny today. take a look at the march average rainfall because we'll need it. santa rosa with the most. we need to about double these. any sign of the el nino pattern?
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no. every day i look out 10, 15 days, nothing in that kind of pattern for us. frank, thank you. remember, we're not done yet. march and april could be very wet. we'll see what's going on by the end of april. we have water temps that have been absolutely stuck, so no change there. i don't think they've changed in over a month. san francisco, 70 for a high today. mostly sunny, some higher clouds. record high is 80 back in 1985. oakland started at 49, going for a high near 72, well above average. a lot of near 70s today.
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higher clouds are beginning to scoot off to the east, not much coming in behind this. 40s and 50s on the temps, 57 already half moon bay. fairfield in there with the 30s but aver all we're warming up fast here. higher clouds are already clearing out, so it's a dry forecast. temperatures tomorrow will continue into thursday, topping out on thursday. high clouds and mostly sunny. 70s and upper 60s here, everyone pretty close, within a few degrees. beautiful 72 in santa cruz. near 70 for just about
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everybody. that weak system cools us down on friday. thank you. time is 8:21. if some california lawmakers have their way, bartenders won't let you keep drinking if they know you've had too much. details on how the new bill could affect bartenders and others who serve alcohol. >> and we have seen robots replace so many jobs over the years. which jobs could be at risk of having robots being voted employee of the month soon.
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this morning the dow, nasdaq down about 1%. u.s. home sales continue to increase. the national association of realtors says home sales grew by 4/10 of 1% last month. buyers are seeing fewer listings, pushing up prices. >> and for all of last year, home values went up faster than inflation. the national average went up 5.7%, san francisco seeing a jump of 10.3%, second biggest behind portland, oregon. a united nations panel approved a ban on passenger
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planes carrying lithium ion batteries as cargo. >> those are used in cell phones and laptops an other products. the concern is they can start fires and ignite or destroy a plane. the decision is not binding, however the faa, ntsb and department of transportation all support the ban. this new rule takes effect april 1st. tax time is upon us. new numbers from the irs say they are focusing on people in the higher income brackets when it comes to being audited. >> don't look at me. the wall street journal says nearly 10% of returns with incomes of $1 million or more were audited last year. that's up from 7.5% from 2014, about twice the number from a decade ago. fewer than 1% of americans had their tax returns audited, the
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lowest number we have seen in ten years. could a robot do your job? most people would say no. >> according to a new white house study, lower wage jobs have high odds of being replaced by a machine. jobs that pay less than $20 an hour have an 83% chance of being replaced by a robot. that's compared to just 4% for jobs that pay more than $40 an hour. the white house says the report shows the need to provide more job training and education for human workers. the australian government is cracking down on people who file for jobless benefits. now they will tighten the rules on who qualifies for unemployment insurance. >> and maybe they should. some people are filing claims saying they can't get a job. one of the excuses for not working full-time, it would interfere with golf game plans. another excuse, it would make it difficult to pursue dreams of becoming an actor. they are changing the rules so
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anyone who refuses a job offer without a good reason will not receive jobless benefits for eight weeks. three northern california cities will have some of the highest violent crime rate increases in the u.s. which nearby cities actually p the list.
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8:30, and it is a beautiful morning. so which of these is oakland? the giveaway here, on the right side san josi. oakland, nothing but sky behind you. you're looking north i believe on up 80. it is a beautiful morning wherever you are. we're beginning to talk about the weather today and pretty much steve, wherever you are, it's warm and sunny. >> thank you. we do have mostly sunny skies. it will be another nice day, temperatures starting off in the 30s, 40s and 50s. the breeze is offshore so the coast will be nice as well. 70 degrees for many. today high clouds, warm tomorrow and warmer with a cooldown friday into saturday. the system moves in and brushes
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us to the north. higher clouds get out of here quick and we have 40s and 50s, oakland already 51 degrees. coast looks good, everywhere else looks good, high clouds and sunny. patchy fog, more sun in the afternoon than the morning. but it's a dry pattern. we were doing okay till a few minutes ago, sal. some dude tried to run through the car pool lane. we do know it was a man. you think you're going to get far? there are so many police officers on that bridge. he blew through, they chased him, he ran into traffic. my goodness, i didn't see that coming. then he got out of the car and ran and they cornered him. the car is now in the westbound lane. traffic is slower at the toll
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plaza because they had to slow the metering lights because traffic on the bridge was not moving well. so what had been a decent commute is now thick, kind of like regrowing hair. there it is, it's back. it's backed up all the way to the macarthur maze. 880 northbound is slow all the way up to high street. east bay map, traffic is okay if you're on westbound 92. if you're taking bart, they don't have any significant delays. if you want to change your plan from taking the car into the city to taking bart, that's a decent option. back to the desk. new developments from pleasanton in connection with the two robberies at the stoneridge mall. police now have two of three suspects in custody. >> police are telling us the two suspects were both juveniles and taken into custody at 7:00 last night. they are accused of stealing a
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63-year-old woman's purse in the mall parking lot on saturday and kicking her while she was on the ground. they are also suspected of punching and robbing a 17-year- old girl in the same parking lot the day before. police say they tied the car to a carjacking in san leandro, and it was used as a getaway car in sunday's robbery. police are still looking for the third suspect. we'll have more coming up on mornings on 2 to 9. we showed you president obama speaking from the house on a renewed push to close guantanamo bay. >> keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. it is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law. >> the president said
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guantanamo is used as propaganda to recruit terrorists. the plan is not expected to get far. republicans have repeatedly blocked plans to close guantanamo. now to election coverage, republican voters in nevada will be voting in caucuses later today. >> they could hand donald trump another victory or offer a possible alternative. >> reporter: nevada is not the biggest state in the campaign, but if donald trump wins that state today, that's a lot of momentum to carry into super tuesday. nevada is a roll of the dice, and caucuses are tough to predict and polling has been sparse. everything we know suggests this is donald trump's state to lose. he tried to manage expectations in front of a large crowd last night in las vegas. >> if you assume we're going to tie, you would go out and vote.
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just go out and vote, okay? >> reporter: his biggest threat may be marco rubio, who racked up new endorsements yesterday. >> reporter: and rubio may have benefited after cruz's communications director tweeted a video mislabeling rubio's comments. and this race could be decided by a handful of voters. turnout today is expected to be
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10% to 15%. back at home, uc berkeley police are investigating a reported sexual assault last friday after a frat house. they are not saying which frat but the assault occurred inside a bedroom during a party. so far no arrests have been made. if you have information, call uc berkeley police. this latest assault comes about a week after three other reported sexual assaults near the cal campus. police released this video of a possible suspect in those cases. he's described as an african- american or east indian man in his early 20s, 5'9 to 6 feet tall. three white college students at san josi state were found guilty of battery against a former roommate who was african-american. they were found guilty of battery but the jury dead locked on hate crime charges.
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they were accused of repeatedly bullying their roommate at san josi state in 2013, including allegations of putting a bike lock around his neck, locking him in a bathroom and closet, and calling him derogatory names. >> while today's decision was partially disappointing, it was not despiritting. our resolve to fight hate crimes remains unwaiverring. >> we are disappointed because i thought there was a reasonable doubt. i'm not surprised that the jury didn't reach a verdict on the hate crime. >> the defendants claimed the incidents were nothing more than pranks. they could each get up to six months in jail on the misdemeanor battery conviction.
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california's capital city, sacramento, has seen the biggest increase of violent crime of any big city in the nation. the public policy institute of california compiled a report based on fbi stats and found sacramento's rate of violent crimes increased a lot in the first half of 2015. there were 76 more violent crimes per 100,000 people compared to 2014. but sacramento police say 2014 had one of the lowest crime levels in ten years. here in the bay area, san francisco ranks number 8 on that list for violent crimes. however, it ranks number one in property crimes. san josi ranks 13th for violent crimes and 6th for property crimes. there's fallout after a report examined the death of inmates in the alameda county jail system. this morning the family of mario martinez will file a lawsuit against the county,
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sheriff and jail health care provider. 25-year-old martinez died last july in the jail from respiratory problems after he did not receive a recommended nasal treatment despite two court orders. the lawsuit cites the provider as well: >> everyone just failed him. and he suffered and died an ugly death, and that probably is the worst part for me. >> sheriff's office is responsible because they didn't provide the medical care and housing, and horizon had a duty to provide the medical care and they didn't do it. >> horizon faced lawsuits across the country with settlements worth tens of
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millions of dollars. time now 8:40. an employee who worked during super bowl 50 at levi stadium is now filing a lawsuit, claiming he and others were not paid what they were owed. gabriel thompson is suing center place, the company that runs the concessions for stadium events. he says he worked 17 hours on super bowl sunday. the lawsuit claims center place didn't play employees for all the hours they worked, and they didn't give appropriate breaks and engaged in unfair business practices. so far no comment from the company. a south bay elementary school is going to get more than a million dollars to revamp its campus. $1.3million will help renovate palo alto elementary school. but the district's policy that donors give to the entire
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district, so all schools are given a fair chance. today the school board will talk about whether or not they will accept the donation. time is 8:42. some of the warriors are taking the day off in style. up next, the championship promise that will have them playing at the most prestigious golf course today. >> and if some california lawmakers have their way, new legislation could require better training for anyone serving alcohol. we are looking at a commute that's still a little slow but we have good news now about one of the commutes. this is 237, still a little slow here. temperatures today will be rebounding from the 30s, 40s and 50s. everybody will be close to 70 degrees, lots of sun today and above normal temps.
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if approved, a new bill would require anyone serving alcohol to take a course on how torsive anyone who's drinking too much and how to intervene or cut them off. it would also require anyone managing the servers to take that course as well. currently most of the courses are voluntary. 18 states do have laws already requiring servers to complete alcohol training courses, including the impact of alcohol on the body and the social impact of alcohol. if it passes, it would go into effect january 2020. but they would be held accountable three months after being hired, and every three years they would have to do updated training. >> thank you. san francisco unified due to vote tonight on whether to provide condoms to middle school kids.
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the vote was delayed this month over concern many parents couldn't make it to the meeting because of chinese new year celebrations. under the proposal, students would first have to meet with a social worker or the school nurse in order to receive condoms. the policy would not give parents the right to opt their kids out. some critics say they believe the program is shocking and unnecessary. sal, you've had a lot to talk about, particularly around the bay bridge. >> we have a new accident westbound on the bay bridge as you get up to the incline section. the traffic is going to be busy as you drive up to the toll plaza, past the toll plaza here. it's an injury accident involving a motorcyclist, and westbound traffic is almost stopped. looks like only the right lane is getting through. the san mateo bridge now looks like it could be an alternate
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route getting out to the high- rise. no major problems as you drive through. i want to mention the south bay commute has been slow. most of the crashes have been minor but that backup there is slower than it was yesterday. steve? thank you. a lot of high clouds this morning, some beginning to clear out. overall we are looking for a nice day as temperatures are above average, anywhere from about 68 to 74, 75. but a lot of near 70-degree temps and more fog yesterday. february is quiet. maybe friday to the north, but it's a dry forecast. santa rosa, average rainfall for the month with the most in the area. you and i know we need this and
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probably double. maybe things will change for march. for us it's a mostly sunny day, 56 in fremont already, 57 half moon bay, and a few 30s this morning but they didn't last too long. after evening else moves through, it's a dry pattern and temps bump up here over the next couple days. rain to northern california on friday, but not much for us. high clouds, mostly sunny, more sun in the afternoon and temperatures 70s for many.
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richmond is in there, 70s and not much difference, even walnut creek 72 and looks like a nice day at the beach. little offshore breeze means 70s even on the peninsula. warmer into thursday, a little cooldown on friday with another weak system sunday, but not much. >> thank you. time is 8:50. new this morning, two golden state warriors stars will play golf today on one of the most prestigious courses in america. the warriors have a day off so the coach is holding up his end of a promise. after they won the championship last year, he told some of the players he'd take them to play golf at augusta national golf club. augusta is about two hours
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outside atlanta, where the warriors played last night. so they will reportedly be playing a day after they reached 50 wins faster than any team in nba history. last night they beat the atlanta hawks 102-92, despite giving up a 23-point lead. steph curry came back in the fourth to help the warriors get the control back. he finished with 36 points. the warriors now head to miami to
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>> pablo is coming off his worst season in the majors after he signed that five-year $95 million contract. some changes and bay area dog owners may not like them.
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up in the case, the parks and beaches where dogs could be no longer allowed to run free.
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welcome back. the marin county search and rescue team were practicing drills over the weekend when they rescued a girl who had fallen through a hole in the snow. she was with her family snow shoeing when she fell. family members tried to get her out but the snow was in danger of collapsing. the 14-member marin rescue team was training nearby and rigged a special rope system to get her out. >> they put like a harness over me and pulled me up. i said, thanks for helping me and getting me out. >> the rescue workers say they got there just in time. the girl was starting to show signs of hypothermia.
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dogs will no longer be allowed to run free under new rules proposed by the national parks service. they would only allow dogs off the leash in five areas of the golden gate national recreational area: >> this would also reduce the the amount of space in these areas dogs can go off the leash. they said not everybody wants to have an encounter with a dog while in the park. animal lovers say the area has been dog-friendly for years and these restrictions are too tough. there will be time for public comment before the rules take effect at the end of the year. the academy for the academy awards decided to bring the
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manufacturing of the oscar statues to new york. not only are they being made in a different place, but oscar will have a slightly different look. this year the statues will more closely resemble the statues from the first academy awards. they will be made and cast from iron before they are covered in 24 karat gold. the final touch comes the night of the oscars once the winners are announced. >> at the ceremony, the recipient brings their statue to a sort of name plate engraving station. they hand us their statue and we fix their name plate to the trophy and pass it right back to them. >> so you'll be interacting with every oscar winner that night? >> yes. >> why the statue is called an oscar, no one is certain. the most accepted story is back in 1934, the academy's librarian said, that looks just like my uncle oscar, and the
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name stuck. the awards are sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. coming up on the 9, we'll talk about some of the serious issues of the day like housing and the apple protest. but one of my colleagues, his hair has its own twitter account. it's not me. >> and it's not me. >> we're also going to talk about the warriors and spring training, coming up on mornings on 2 to 9.
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