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this february 24th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm dave clark. steve is doing a nice job with the sky. >> another nice day. already lots of sunshine, fewer high clouds and lots of sun. temperatures mild to warm. the rain is not happening. we'll cool it down friday with a weak system. oakland starting 46 degrees, sunny today with a high today officially 74 downtown. that is nice there. a ridge of high pressure is here, 30s and 40s mostly, 50 already at pacifica. looks like a mild warm day on the coast. temperatures above average and
many 70s for highs. it's a dry pattern. things picked up at the 7:00 hour, sal? as a matter of fact, we have more people on the road, which is typical. if you're about to leave the house on 80, things are getting more crowded by the moment from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. this is a little farther up the east shore freeway. still looks okay here, hercules on down, and then you'll see the slow traffic begin. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up all the way out to the macarthur maze. 680 slow to the walnut creek interchange as well. 580 has been -- well, we had a crash and slow traffic, but still looks good. dublin down to about
pleasantton, we have stop and go traffic there. back to the desk. donald trump is celebrating his third victory in a row this morning, posting this on twitter, thanking nevada. meantime, marco rubio edged out ted cruz for second place in the republican caucuses. >> he has a lot to thank nevada for. look at the margin, more than 20 points over marco rubio. that sets him up pretty well heading into super tuesday. >> reporter: just about an hour after the polls closed, donald trump proclaimed victory in nevada, showing more and more confidence that he'll clinch the nomination, and soon. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest. >> reporter: this follows
decisive victories in new hampshire and south carolina. >> you wouldn't declare the winner of a football game after the third minute of the first quarter. having said that, if people want to bring him down, they can't be waiting too much longer. >> reporter: only two people have won one of the first primaries. while ted cruz rallied after the results, marco rubio already moved onto michigan. he hopes to be the clear second choice if the field narrows. >> 70% of republicans don't want donald trump to be their nominee. as soon as this race narrows down, it's a one on one choice between donald trump and somebody else, we're going to win. >> reporter: for democrats it's south carolina this weekend and
for republicans, this is super tuesday, less than a week away. all these states and about 600 delegates are up for grabs. >> let's focus on what happened yesterday in nevada, allegations of voter id not being checked and pictures of poll workers wearing shirts supporting one candidate or the other. >> reporter: i think there were some reports, and i think the party is discounting this. things like wearing the gear to the caucuses, these are run by the parties themselves, not administered by the state. my understanding is that's actually allowed, if you're a caucus worker you can wear your trump hat or rubio shirt or whatever. it's just different than what we see in the state administered primary. >> thank you.
democratic candidates were in south carolina last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton talked about race and racism at a town hall meeting. >> i believe strongly we have to deal with systemic racism, and systemic racism is found in our criminal justice system, in housing, in job opportunities, in education, and it's also cultural. >> sanders spoke about his support for increased funding for education. >> you have my word that we will not only sustain, we will substantially increase funding for the historically black colleges and universities. >> a new poll shows sanders trails clinton among black voters in south carolina. south carolina holds its democratic primary on saturday. march 1st candidates in 12
states will be holding caucuses on super tuesday. now what started as a burglary attempt ended in several arrests. >> reporter: police believe they broke in by climbing on top of the roof at the target masters, a gun store and gun range. the crime tape is still out here and a police officer is inside, investigating and talking to employees. it was a tense situation earlier because there are a lot of guns inside the store and police were being very cautious. the store is right behind the police department so it was a sergeant leave to ing the station who heard the alarm going off. they saw a suspect climb down and get into a vehicle. that's how they caught the
first two suspects. officers located a third suspect inside the gun store. police told him to drop the gun that he had. he did but because the building was locked, he couldn't get out. police were being very careful because that store is full of firearms. at 5:30 a.m. they finally arrested that suspect. the fourth suspect tried to get away and was captured nearby. >> one suspect started to flee, jumped the wall and got to the railroad tracks. the sheriff's office sent additional personnel to the southern part of town and they were able to take him into custody. >> reporter: police are searching the area near the railroad tracks to see if the fourth suspect dropped any firearms he may have taken. officers recovered two guns from the third suspect who was stuck in the store for a couple of hours and police are working with the store manager to see if any firearms are missing.
as far as the identification of those four suspect, right now we don't know if they are juveniles or young adults but all police are saying is they are all male suspects. this is the back of the millstadt police department and this is the gun range, just right there. one of the questions we asked police was this just bold, was it a stupid move? the lieutenant we spoke to said, you know, he has no idea if the suspects knew the proximity of the police department, but they are just glad they got these four suspects in custody. police are trying to identify the torso of a woman found by a group of people
fishing near a pier sunday night. they say it appears the body was dismembered but they haven't said if any other parts were found. if you have information, call police. apple plans to tell a judge that congress, not the court, should have the final say on if apple has to unlock a phone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. apple says the court infringed on them, saying writing code is a form of expressive communication. members of congress have been divided on whether the government's demands go too far. >> 45 rallies were held at
apple stores as demonstrators show support for not unlocking the terrorist's iphone. an airport employee attacked, and coming up the uber driver police are now looking for and how the ride sharing company is responding. >> reporter: plus in a few hours, former state senator lee land yee will find out how long he'll have to spend behind bars for a wide ranging public corruption scandal. we'll be at the hearing later this morning. we are looking at a commute that's still busy, san mateo bridge slowing down over the high-rise. just a few high clouds, chilly this morning. san josi looking for a high of 74 today.
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yee pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and led to several other investigations. yee remains free as he awaits sentencing. one of his associates is due to be sentenced today, former san francisco school board president keith jackson. jackson also pleaded guilty to racketeering in this case. this is part of what prompted the fbi to team up here to create a task force to focus on these sorts of crimes in the city. this case has had an impact beyond the people who have just been convicted of these crimes.
a new soda tax is headed to a ballot initiative even though it was rejected two years ago. it would be 1 cent per ounce, which means 12 cents for more a can of soda. the previous measure asked for 2 cents per ounce. and only a simple majority is needed. >> there are some real serious health concerns we need to address and this will help. >> people consume too much sugar in products that are advertised as refreshing or good for them, when they really aren't. >> the beverage association said taxes only hurt small
businesses. sal is right over there keeping an eye on the toll plaza for us. >> right now traffic is moving along well on the bridge itself. but you have to get there and that's about 15 to 20 minutes, maybe longer depending on your lane. it's the typical backup we normally see. we're also looking at the freeways here. 880 is not crowded yet. later in the morning it gets very crowded. now is your chance if you want to do that commute. let's talk about the other east bay drives. 680 coming down from dublin toward fremont is slow. then 580 is slow on the altamont pass, but livermore to dublin hasn't been all that bad. some of the slowest traffic has
been between 238 and all the way down into fremont. steve? thank you very much. we have a mostly clear sky, nice sunrise pics coming in. mostly sunny today with a chill in the air. but highs will be in the 70s again, a quiet pattern over the coast. 7:00 a.m., sunrise over clear lake, partly cloudy and calm, 42 with a high today of 72. i went 75. she's very good. it's a 3-degree guarantee. san francisco, starting off 52 but they'll end up at 72 today, above average. that's way above average for
san francisco. today should be 61 and 48, 72 and 62. high pressure up and over, doesn't look like anything is going to change till friday when a weak system comes in. it's all about sunshine and warmer temps. 30s, 40s and 50s. we have a few 30s to the south. gilroy finally checked in at 39. i thought they would. santa cruz 46, and you can see the higher clouds here. that's all we have because of the high pressure. upper 60s for a few, a lot of 70s on the temps today. clear lake 75, sonoma 74, 73
mill valley, oakland downtown 72, 77 gilroy from the 39 low and san josi 74. 67 on the peninsula, 73 for menlo park. warmer on thursday, weak system friday for a cooldown. february is going out with not much in the way of any rain. >> and such high hopes to start the month. >> december and january, very good. >> no kidding. johnson & johnson ordered to pay more than $70 million after cancer claims are linked to one of its products. and those phony tax collectors trying to trick you into paying them money. why scams like these could be even harder to detect.
7:22. the national weather service says at least 7 tornadoes hit louisiana and mississippi. two people died in this mobile home park and 30 others were hurt. at least 100 mobile homes were damaged. 300 people live in the park and it's not known how many were home when the severe weather hit. search and rescue operations are underway. a jury in st. louis awarded
an alabama family $72 million in a lawsuit over johnson & johnson's talcum powder, saying her ovarian cancer was caused by using the products for 35 years. her son took over the case after she died last october. this is the first to come to trial of the 60 women suing the company over ovarian cancer. they are expected to appeal the verdict. the san francisco school board approved to controversial proposal last night to provide free condoms to middle school students. people on both sides of the issue packed the school district meeting. some of the parents who don't like the proposal found themselves at odds with other parents and teachers. after a long public comments session, the school board approved the condom plan.
>> condoms are already available at france high schools. under this policy, middle school students have to talk to a nurse or social worker to receive condoms. parents cannot opt their children out of this program. san josi police need your help to identify a man who stole this bike in san josi. authorities say he pulled up his hoodie as he enters the business, picks an expensive red bicycle then took off. if you have information, call san josi police. palo alto police are phasing in a tough new regulation after the city council approved a plan to
limit the number of parking permits issued to downtown workers to 2,000 starting april 1st. then they will be phased out completely after a decade. dozens of people told the council how difficult it is to find parking because of congestion. up next, the latest crackdown on the homeless in san francisco and what it means for people in one tent city there. we are looking at a commute that has a new crash in oakland, but here on the golden gate bridge, southbound traffic looks good. and the american flag is blowing offshore, going land to sea, meaning another beautiful day by the coast.
we have upper 60s, maybe even upper 70s around santa cruz. except patchy low clouds, nothing to stop us from warming up. this is a moon set, not a sunrise. the moon has been very visible the last couple days. it's going to be another nice day, 40s to 50s, already starting to work off the morning lows. lots of sun, mild to warm here. again, many 70s for highs. it's a dry pattern. we'll see if that extends into the weekend in a few minutes. sal, got a little busy here? we are. this is the commute here and east shore freeway keeps getting more and more crowded. the longer you wait, the more you'll have to deal with. hopefully this will stop at 35 or maybe get to 40 then stop.
obviously some days it's been up to 90, but not today. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, you'll see the traffic is backed up as well. more slow traffic there. keep watching the east bay commute. i've seen this fill in, 480 from concord to danville, and even southbound 680 here, slow traffic and getting filled in. westbound 580 not bad but slowed near pleasanton, and 680 slow down to fremont. back to the desk. a group of homeless people living in a tent city in san francisco have to leave by friday or they will be forcibly removed. the encampment is along division street near south savannah avenue. the city ruled that area a
health hazard. notices went up yesterday notifying the homeless they had 72 hours to pack up. public works crews have started the process of clearing the encampment, throwing away debris and spraying down the street. this sent city sprang up during el nino storms and grew bigger when the super bowl came to downtown san francisco. but the homeless say they have few options of where to go next. >> peaceful, quiet. we keep it clean. i don't know, man. >> so many tents have popped up that it's become a health hazard and really obstructing the travel path for people. wheelchairs haven't been able to get through. >> officials hope some of the homeless will go to a new shelter about 3 miles south. it can hold about 150 people. the city plans to tear down two
other encampments in the coming weeks. police are investigating a compliant that an uber driver became violent. an airport worker said he flagged down an uber driver for speeding through the airport last thursday. the employee took these photos, then the driver got out of his car, grabbed him by the is that right and started yelling at him, then pushed him. the driver then took off with his passenger still in the car. police are looking for the driver to get his side of the story. people we talked with say the report is upsetting. >> i would not have gotten in that car. i would have said, i'll wait. i love uber and love their service but it's sad to think people are going to do these crazy things. >> uber issued this statement:
the san francisco school board is praising students for standing up against intolerance. >> i applaud these students for speaking up about their experience. >> the group attended last night's board meeting demanding the district take action. students say the city's most prestigious public school fosters attitudes of racism. students walked out yesterday in protest. >> we don't get looked at as the same students who are right next to us. but we go to the same school and pass the same tests. >> the school says they are listening to concerns and that it is unacceptable. new this morning, president obama taking to the internet now to spell out what he's looking for in a supreme court
nominee. the president wrote on the popular scotus blog: he says he has a constitutional duty to name a nominee and the senate has a duty to consider that nomination. this comes as republicans say they will not hold a hearing on any supreme court nominee sent by president obama. senator majority leader mitchell mcconnell says the next president should make the nomination. >> go back to 1888 when grover cleveland was in the white house to find out when a senate different party than the president confirmed a nomination for the supreme court in an election year.
>> harry reid accused republicans of surrendering their moral compass. >> it's wrong and the american people i believe won't stand for this. the senate needs to do its job. >> public pressure may convince republicans to rethink their plan. a small commuter plane crashed today, killing all 23 on board in nepal. family and friends gathered at the airport where the plane was reported missing, then they got the bad news. almost everyone on board was from nepal, except one passenger from china. the so-called serial stowaway was scolded after her latest arrest, back in court yesterday. the judge said he never wants to see her in his courtroom
again. she'd been ordered to stay away from chicago's airports but was caught last week at a bus shelter outside o'hare airport. she's been arrested several other times trying to sneak onto planes at airports around the country including san francisco and san josi. the judge scheduled another hearing to figure out how to help her. a homeless man accused of stabbing a san francisco officer is trying to get his bail reduced. noel poorcu is accused in the attack near a homeless encampment earlier this month. the officer is now recovering. 7:26. coming up, why a new study suggests that what you see on your news feed could be pushing you to spend more cash.
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buying the boards until certified hoverboards hit the market with the holographic ul stickers. it's a common scam, someone claiming to be from the irs. >> and soon it could be harder to figure out when that call is a scam and when it's legitimate. >> it's a threatening phone call and i continue to hear from people who have received them, coworkers and viewers who say they got that call and didn't fall for it. but one businesswoman in florida did. >> i was like chilled to my bone and my hand was shaking. >> reporter: she didn't want to use her face or name but wants to be a warning for other people. >> i couldn't believe somebody could do this to another human being. >> reporter: she was told to
settle her tax bill with prepaid cards. her husband recently died and since he did the taxes, she thought he made a mistake and paid $50,000 before police got involved. >> police told me it's a scam, i was shaking and crying. >> it's that fear factor. when you get that call and people are saying, if you don't pay upright away, you'll be thrown in jail or worse. >> reporter: the scam is not new but could become harder to detect. >> we're definitely watching this one for sure. one of the biggest things we tell people is if you get the call from someone claiming they are in the irs, just hang up. >> reporter: one representative said the agency will send a certified letter even if they are working with a third-party
dealt collector. and it's illegal to threaten someone with a lawsuit or jail time when trying to collect a debt. >> that's a red flag right there. no one is going to call you and say they're going to arrest you right away. if you get that call, automatically hang up. >> reporter: consumer advocates suggest taking down the information and doing the research to see if it is a legitimate debt collector. >> this is the biggest scam they get, the treasury inspector general receiving thousands of reports from victims of the irs tax scam. $30million in losses in the last two years alone and $6 million paid by californians, unsuspecting. >> and your message is one i hope people like my parents hear. we hear about it all the time and know not to fall for it but many others out there believe everything they hear. >> and they do target the elderly and also target
immigrants because maybe they are fearful about a government agency coming out for them. >> thank you. spending hours in a one size does not fit all seat may be a thing of the past. a patent application for the reconfigurable passenger bench says it can be adjusted to accommodate passengers who need more space and for families, so two adults and two children could sit together. >> i like it. >> i do too. you know sal is my traffic authority. >> that's right. we have a crash that was causing backups for a while only northbound 880. go to northbound 880 at 7th, at the post office exit, seems to
be improving. we just looked at it and traffic seems to be improving. might see a little slow traffic toward the bay bridge. it's going to be slower in other parts as you drive south. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is backed up. also 280 in san josi, that's very slow as you drive up to highway 17. i want to go back to the maps because i want to show you traffic has been very slow on 880 and 92 and 84. this whole area here is not doing well. steve? we have mostly clear skies, maybe a few hints of low clouds, but overall it's a quiet pattern. it will also be a warm one. in february looks like it's
going to go out quiet. it's a dry and warmer forecast, especially today and tomorrow. next sign of rain is march 3rd. we'll need a miracle march, no doubt act it. the average rainfall for santa rosa for the month, and i think this needs to be doubled or tripled. good luck. good luck. wednesday's forecast, you're going to need the sunscreen. it's going to be in the 70s. i went 74. also hayward looking nice as well, 71. coast, bay, inland, everyone is above average on temps. high pressure is way too strong here. we did have more 30s this morning. probably not right now but this
is about 45 minutes ago. there were a few 30s out there, probably in the low 40s by now. there's some fog in the valley but that's the only fly in the ointment except for a few high clouds. you can see how everything is going up and over. the system coming by on friday will give us a cooldown and some clouds, then another system on sunday. this looks very weak, but we'll cool and get partly cloudy skies in. maybe around march 3rd, 2nd, there might be a system coming in. again, nothing that screams rain, that's for sure. lots of sun, afternoon temps in the upper 60s and low to mid- 70s. the days are getting a little
longer here. looks like temps stay this way into tomorrow as well. i guess enjoy. good running weather. >> biking, jogging. >> just to be outside. may as well enjoy it. tonight the warriors put their 50-5 record on the line and they have a new center that should see playing time against the miami heat. >> i know a couple guys here. it's special. everybody, this team is great. i can tell they love each other and they have fun out there. >> the warriors have back to
back games in miami. >> and the giants first full squad workout was yesterday. pagan is moving to left field and says he was caught off guard but he's on board with the plan 100%. >> i was a little surprised by the move. i think when you're -- that's your position and you're asked to play a different position, i was surprised. at the same time, span is a great player. >> i don't want him to feel i'm taking his job. we're working together to try and win a championship. some
welcome back. an animal cruelty investigation is underway in the north bay after a horse and dog died and poisoned cookies were found nearby. ten cookies laced with poisonous oleander were found in the unincorporated part of the county. this is a case of intentional poisoning but people in the area say more livestock including a llama turned up sick or dead, and they believe they are all connected. >> i'm hearing of more and more cases popping up, and people who thought their situation was isolated are now finding out that it's all right in this area. >> investigators say no poisonous cookies were found in connection with the deaths of the other animals but they have identified a person of interest
in the case. a gravel truck tipped over in san francisco and damaged three car, leaving a big mess. police say the driver was trying to make a delivery at a residential construction site on 45th avenue but didn't properly make a turn on the steep hill. osha interviewed the work crew out there, no word if the company will be cited or fined. your electric bill will be going up again soon. starting next month, the average bill increases by $2.29 a month, bringing the average to just under $150. they are asking for another $3 a month increase in gas and electricity bills by january of next year, on top of the $9.55 increase that went into effect january 1st of this year. zynga is selling their san
francisco headquarters but probably won't be moving. they have been cutting the work force and they want to lease back a smaller space at the same address. they could see a profit because real estate prices have shot up in the city. another bay area company is testing a shuttling device. it's being tested this week rolling around fresno state campus, an electric shuttle that can hold up to four people and sensors that stop it when pedestrians are nearby. this is part of a series of events commemorating national engineers week which began on monday. today at noon, tickets go on sale for the return of prince to the bay area. he announced oakland will be the first stop on his piano and
a microphone tour. he'll perform back to back shows sunday at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the paramount theater. >> let's go to that. me and you, man. >> let's do it. art lovers can now stay in the bedroom of vincent van gogh. the room is posted on air b & b and it will cost you $10 to stay there for one night. this coincides with a new van gogh exhibit at the museum. >> we wanted to bring the bedroom alive and bring the man alive. we wanted to show he was someone who lived in a real place at a specific time. >> i've seen van gogh exhibits over the years, but this one really taps into his being as a person. during some of the show, i found myself getting a little tearful. >> the room is in a real apartment there in chicago and
comes with a double bed, and something he didn't have, wi- fi. >> that's different. coming up, a disgraced san francisco lawmaker expected to find out his fate today. coming up, the possible sentence for leland yee over a racketeering conviction. the morning commute is about at its peak with slow traffic here. more on that coming up. a colleague told me yesterday sacramento is on tap to set the record for a number of 70-degree days consecutive in february and we have more on tap.
we won with evangelicals, we won with old, we won with young, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. >> donald trump celebrating with a fiery speech and boasting about his popularity. more election coverage this morning as mornings on 2 continues. >> it is wednesday morning, february 24th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. we have been looking at rain the last couple days and have yet to find it. >> still consolidate. warm temps coming up but today you'll probably notice we are
on the mild to warm side. in the shade it's not bad. in the sun, it's getting warm. temperatures have been warming up, not a roaring offshore breeze but there is a component over to the golden gate. that means with that offshore breeze, another beautiful day. high yesterday 71 degrees, making 12 days of 70 or higher for this february. northeast breeze at 8, that will do it every time. bay bridge with a little offshore breeze as well. a little cooldown for friday but i think any rain stays to the north. temperatures are warming up, had a few 30s but not anymore. warming up pretty quick here. lots of sun and mild to warm.
temperatures in the 30s to 40s to start, many 70s after everything is said and done. that will continue for the next couple days. sal, getting worse or better? it's getting slightly better as the peak of the commute is around 7:30. we still have plenty of slow traffic out there. let's take a look at the morning commute, busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's getting a little better, which is good. we still have slow traffic for act 20 to 25 minutes. also looking at a commute on 880 here slowing down from san leandro. san leandro slows down toward san josi as well. and the santa clara valley, northbound 101 very slow, 85 and 280 also pretty filled in.
280 especially slow through downtown. back to the desk. we have a wild story this morning. new this morning, police in milpitas had a tense couple hours after burglars broke into a gun store. >> officers were able to get all the suspects in custody. >> reporter: that's right, we just heard from a police lieutenant who told us they have determined three of the four suspects are juveniles. the fourth suspect is an adult male. they are working@the identity ing to get his identity to us. right now police are inside target masters west doing inventory, making sure no firearms are missing. look how close this gun range is to the police department. it's right behind the police department there. it was a sergeant leaving this
morning who heard the burglar alarm at the gun store go off. as he pulled up to the store, he saw a suspect on the roof climb down and get into a vehicle. that's how they caught the first two suspects. officers spotted another suspect running away and called in san josi police and the sheriff's department to help. that suspect scaled a 10-foot wall and was found near railroad tracks not far from the scene. another suspect was stuck inside the gun store unable to escape. >> the sergeant gave him commands to drop the gun and he did. he was just basically -- he couldn't surrender. he was stuck behind a locked door. they got into the business through another means and couldn't get out, and surrendered. >> reporter: police did get the other suspect into custody and they did recover two guns from that suspect. they also searched the area near the railroad tracks to see
if the other suspect dropped any firearms. they didn't find any weapons but after doing inventory, if they find firearms are missing they will be back out searching. the manager of the store we spoke to off camera earlier, we asked if the store had ever been burglarized before and to her knowledged the not. she said she thought this was pretty stupid, that these suspects chose to burglarize a store in such close proximity to the police department. police in fremont trying to identify the torso of a woman found sunday by a group of people fishing near a pier. yesterday investigators went back to the scene at low tide, looking for more evidence. it appears the body was dismembered but they haven't said if other parts have been
found. if you have information, call fremont police. today is sentencing day for former state senator leland yee, convicted in a high profile government corruption case. alex savage is live in san francisco, talking more about the decision a judge will make a couple hours from now. >> reporter: good morning. two years after his arrest, former state senator leland ye,will be learning his fate later today. a judge will be sentencing him and one of his former associates during a hearing that starts at 10:00 a.m. here at the central federal courthouse in san francisco. prosecutors want yee to serve 8 years and his attorneys are asking for 5 years. as part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in
describes from undercover fbi agents posing as campaign constrictors. this was the result of a five- year investigation into organized crime in san francisco's chinatown. more than two dozen were charged here and there was also a murder conviction. yee remained free awaiting sentencing. also due to be sentenced today, former san francisco school board president keith jackson, who also pleaded guilty to racketeering as part of this same case. the hearing begins at 10:00 this morning here at the federal courthouse in san francisco. we'll of course have a crew inside the courtroom for that and full coverage throughout the day here on channel 2. now to our election coverage, donald trump's win in the nevada caucuses marks his
third straight victory and he may be hard to stop. >> overnight, donald trump with a big victory in nevada, more than 20 points over his closest competitor, marco rubio, who just edged out ted cruz for second place. >> reporter: act an hour after the polls closed, donald trump proclaimed victory in nevada, showing more confidence that he will clinch the nomination and soon. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest. >> reporter: this follows decisive victories in south carolina and new hampshire. >> he wouldn't declare a winner of the football game after the third minute of the first quarter. having said that, if people want to take on donald trump and want to bring him down,
they can't be waiting too much longer. >> reporter: and while ted cruz rallied in nevada after the results came in, marco rubio had already moved onto michigan. polls in nevada showed that late deciders went his way and rubio hopes to be the second choice as the field narrows. >> as soon as this race narrows down and it becomes a one on one choice between donald trump and somebody else, we're going to win. >> nevada last night had about 30 delegates in play but that pales in comparison to super tuesday, when 600 delegates are up for grabs. >> the democratic presidential candidates took part in a town hall meeting last night at the
university of south carolina talking about racism and gun control. >> we have got to do everything that we can to expand and improve the instant background check. our goal must be to make sure people who should not have guns do not have guns. >> hillary clinton responded to a question about the paid speeches she made to big wall street firms, saying she would release transcripts if all the candidates do the same. >> this is about whether i have the best plan to go after wall street, whether i have a record that already demonstrates my willingness to take on wall street and financial interests, and there's no question about that. >> a new poll shows clinton leads among african-american voters in south carolina. south carolina will hold its democratic primary on saturday.
march 1st, voters in 12 states will cast ballots for super tuesday. 595 republican delegates are at stake and for democrats, more than 1,000. our election coverage continues at ktvu.com. with tax season here, scammers are hard at work trying to steal your money. coming up, why some scams could be even harder to detect. and numbers from the cdc on hiv and who's at risk, coming up.
happening now in willow north of sacramento, the willows police department posted on facebook that just before 11:00 last night, police received information regarding a social media post that contained a clear threat to the safety of students and staff at willows high school. because of the threat, the decision was made to cancel classes at all schools today. we spoke with police this morning and they tell us they are investigating three suggests in connection with that threat. we are working to get more information for you on mornings
on 2. a new study shows a gay african-american man has a 50% chance of being diagnosed with hiv in his lifetime. while the overall lifetime risk of getting hiv dropped to one in 99, gay african-american men are still the population most at risk. the cdc says one in four hispanic men will get hiv and one in 11 for white gay men. according to this report, african-american men and women are still most at risk for getting the aids virus in the u.s. and researchers say a ring could prevent hiv in women. one group tested the ring in more than 2600 women in four countries. in both studies, the ring reduced hiv cases by about 30%. the ring contains an antiviral
medication and prevents hiv from making copies of itself. concerns are growing that the zika virus may be transmitted through sexual contact. health officials are investigating 14 new cases that may have been sexually transmitted and some of those are infections in pregnant women. the only risk factor for two of the women was contact with a man who recently traveled to an area where the virus is present. a jury in st. louis awarded an alabama family $72 million in a landmark case involving johnson & johnson talcum powder. a woman said her ovarian cancer was caused by using the powder for decades. she died last october and her son took over the case. more than a thousand other cases are still spending. the new jersey company issued
this statement: coming up on 8:17. back to traffic with sal. >> highway 24 in the east bay getting a new report of a crash there, westbound 24 as you get closer to st. stephens. the traffic is beginning to slow down and it's already slow in lafayette, transitioning from 680. if this isn't gone soon, it will be a solid line of slow traffic. if you use highway 24, give yourself plenty of extra time. this is 580 in the livermore area, slow on the way to dublin. this is now a look at the middle of the bay area. not only is 880 slow from san leandro to fremont, but across
the bay slow with more slowing on the way to palo alto. now to the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic backed up 20 to 25 minutes. now? san josi, things improving a little bit out of downtown, on the way to a crowded silicon valley commute. steve? thank you. good morning, everybody. we have another beautiful day on tap. darn. i know we could use some rain but that's not in the cards for right now. it's a little bit of an offshore breeze as well. as you can tell, i'm going to explain something to you. i don't want to get too technical. i'm posting it on facebook. i'm working on it. the el nino phase in 1998 versus right now, right now is bigger, stronger, and much warmer water up in the gulf of alaska. it's really unprecedented. so why isn't the rain here?
there are many factors. it's like a recipe, a lot has to come together. if one or two don't, you can have a different el nino. that's what we're having so far this year. if it did kick in, this is what we'd have to see in march for the average rainfall. we need double or triple that, we really do. this is all connected globally. today the bay area will have nice temperatures, starting off cool this morning. sunny in san francisco, high of 72. won't get to the record but still way above the average of
61. we have a few 30s this morning but except for a few high clouds nothing to write home about. we'll have a weak system on friday, but don't change any plans. there could be another one coming in on sunday but look where it takes aim. these look like clouds and cooler temps. possibility around march 3rd you could see something coming through. remember, things can change fast. many 70s for highs. dry pattern, upper 60s and low 70s around the coast, mid-70s inland. if it won't change much but heading to the valley it could get a little warmer. 60s and low 70s, warmer tomorrow then a cooldown friday and not bad saturday.
another system sunday, but any rain will be light. san francisco middle school systems will have access to condoms. coming up, why officials decided to allow it. and more than a year after san francisco voters rejected a soda tax, another push to tax sugary drinks. what's different this time around that could make it more likely to pass.
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a new soda tax could be on the ballot for san francisco. the proposed tax will be 1 cent per ounce. the previous measure asked for 2 cents per ounce and needed a two-thirds majority to ask because money was to be earmarked for health programs. this time only a simple majority is needed. supporters almost have enough signatures to get it on the november ballot. >> there are serious health concerns we need to address and this will be a tool to help us address them. >> people consume too much sugar in products advertised as being either refreshing or even
good for them, when they really aren't. >> the american beverage association opposes the measure, saying taxes are not a solution to the public health charges but instead they hurt small businesses. a new survey says one out of four americans is close to financial disaster. the study says they owe more on credit cards than they have in savings. >> and some don't have emergency savings at all. they would have to pay for a large expense with credit cards. people between 30 and 49 appear to be in the worst shape because many are facing expenses an costings related to having children. one credit card giant is introducing what it calls selfie pay. by the end of summer, mastercard says the new app is safer than a password. >> users can use a selfie or take a fingerprint to make a purchase.
it will require you to blink before you take the selfie to prove it's not something you have already downloaded on a phone. remember the phrase, keeping up with the joneses? >> social media could be making pressures even greater. a new study finds people able to ignore trends like the latest fashion and newer cars have higher net worth, no matter their income or age. the study concludes people in every income bracket can build significant wealth by doing three things: living below their means, resisting impulse shopping, and spending time doing financial planning. today facebook is rolling out the new version of the like button with a wider variety of reactions. >> they tested six signals in other countries including like, love, ha ha, wow, sad, and angry. they will now get a total count of all the reactions and show
the most popular icons on each post. that can also help users see what's popular in the news feed and help users connect across language barriers. things are heat up in the hot dog wars. >> you may have heard, burger king recently added hot dogs to its menu. now 7-eleven is promoting its own hot dogs and drinks. they have had some clever tweets. up next, the uber driver police are looking for and how the ride sharing company is responding
>> reporter: we have spoken with some of the people from the san francisco homeless outreach team. they work with the department of public health and nonprofit foundations, and they were going tent to tent and letting people know here along 9th and division and the surrounding streets about the resources they have to get off the street and go somewhere else. the process of getting people
to clear out this area really started on monday, when the san francisco department of public health found the conditions in this tent city to be unsafe and unsanitary with feces and needles scattered around. they want people to move to a temporary shelter set up near pier 80. the idea is that the city could help them transition to more permanent housing. the people we spoke with say they will leave the area if they have to but they will go somewhere else and continue to live on the streets, and told us there's no way they're going to go to a shelter. >> nasty, overcrowded, people steal your things there, and bugs. period. >> aren't there rats and stuff out here? >> like not bugs, lice, scabies, stuff like that. no scabies and bugs out here,
though. >> reporter: just for the record, there have been no reports of bugs or lice at the new shelter but this gives you an idea of the reputation shelters have in general among many homeless people who say they prefer to live on the streets. the department of public workings started to clear out some of the campings yesterday and the agency has gotten criticism about the way they have cleared out the camps. there was a picture of a walker, a disabled man's walker in a garbage truck. if they see things that appear to be abandoned out here and don't have an owner, they will throw those things out. crews are supposed to ask people if they want to take their stuff with them or there is a service where they will tag and store people's belongings at one of the
facilities for 90 days. let's check weather and traffic now, first with steve. >> it's nice. $1.87, talk about gas. you can sit there and fill up. i took a picture of it. >> amazing. >> two years from now, i'll look back. we'll say, remember that february in 2016? sure was nice. a lot of high clouds coming in, temperatures already on their way up. there is a little bit of an east breeze coming off the hills. this warm weather in sonoma is going to wake my hibernating turtle william before his alarm
goes off. you and all mother nature. i'm trying to line up and allergy doctor to talk about everything blooming so soon and everything. today 74 for santa rosa, about the 3:00 hour, somewhere in there. san josi, record low of 26 on this date in 1897. just a little patchy fog and no change in the forecast. 40s and 50s up and over, lots of sun. it's a dry pattern with a cooldown on friday. today and tomorrow it's all act sunshine and warmer temps.
sal? getting coffee? keep going. maybe we'll go back to the desk. >> thank you. we'll get back to sal in a moment. a criminal investigation is underway in the north bay after a horse and dog died and poisoned cookies were found nearby. cookies laced with poisonous oleander were found in a rural part of the unincorporated county. there is one case of intentional poisoning now, but people in the area say more livestock including a llama turned up either dead or sick. they believe it could all be connected. >> i'm hearing of more and more cases now that they're popping up. and people who thought that their situation was isolated are now finding out that, no, it's -- and it all seems to be right in this area.
>> investigators say no poisonous cookies were found in connection with the deaths of the other animals, and they do have a person of interest in the case. a man is appear nothing court tomorrow on charges he crashed into and killed a salesman during a test drive. the 28-year-old faces vehicular manslaughter and felony dui charges. he was test driving a corvette and lost control and slammed into a tree, killing a salesman. authorities believe he was under the influence of drugs at the time. officer phillip white was fired last year after making comments on twitter criticizing the black lives matter movement. last week a judge ruled the firing was not justified.
today the naacp says it will file a petition for the city to challenge that decision. >> i think it's worth having a conversation with my colleagues about whether to take the decision to the superior court by writ, so that we might be able to shed some light on the basis for the decision as well as to defend what i think was a sound decision by the police chief. san josi police want your help identifying a man who stole a bike in san josi. take a look. this happened at trek bicycles in san josi. authorities say the man pulled up his hoodie as he walked in and stole an expensive red bike then ran off. if you have information about that man, get a close look, call san josi police. there are complaints about
a violent uber driver at san josi airport. an airport worker flagged down this driver for speeding through the airport last thursday. the employee took photos and the uber driver got out of the car and started yelling at him and pushed him. he then took off with his passenger still in the car. police are looking for the driver to get his side of the story. people we talk to say this upsets them. >> i would not have gotten in that car. i would have said, no, i'll wait for another uber or taxi. i love the service but it's sad the things these people are going to do crazy things. >> uber issued this statement: time now 8:38. the san francisco school board is praising students at lowell
high school for standing up against intolerance. a group of african-american students were at last night's school board meeting demanding the school board take action. students say lowell high school, the city's most prestigious public school, has a problem with racism. students walked out of class yesterday in protest. >> we don't get looked at the same as students who are right next to us. but we go to the same school, took the same tests, passed the same tests. >> the school district told the students it's listening to their complaints and concerns and that it's unacceptable for african-american students not to see race and history reflected in the curriculum. new this morning, president obama taking to a popular blog to spell out what he's looking for in a supreme court nominee. he wrote on the score did you
see blog: >> the remarks come as republicans on the senate judiciary committee say they will not vote or hold a hearing for any supreme court nominee by president obama. senator majority leader mitchell mcconnell says the next president should make the nomination and that is supported by precedent. >> you would have to go back to 1888 when grover cleveland was in the white house to find the last time a senate of a different party from the president confirmed a nominee for the supreme court in an election year. >> some republican senators say they won't even meet with a nominee. harry reid accused republicans of surrendering their moral
compass to donald trump and ted cruz. >> it's wrong and the american people i believe won't stand for this. the senate needs to do its job. time is 8:41. a threatening call from the irs but it's really not from the irs. is it a scam? >> so hard to tell. pam cook has more on what we should watch and listen for. >> we continue to hear from people who have received these phone calls that sound legitimate. but the irs says they will not call you even if you have an outstanding debt. one businesswoman in florida fell for this.
representative from the irs says the agency will send a certified letter even if it's working with a third-party debt collector. according to the irs, it's illegal to threaten someone with a lawsuit or jail time when trying to collect a debt. >> that's a red flag right there, no matter if they're a third-party debt collect tour or what. no one is going to call and say they're going to arrest you immediately. if you get that call, hang up. >> consumer advocates also suggest taking down the information and doing the research. check with the irs yourself to see if you have an outstanding tax bill and if the agency or legitimate debt collector is trying to reach you. often you try to call back and they don't take voicemails, they're not available, things like that. >> thank you. time is 8:43.
we have heard of hoverboards exemployeding, catching fire and causing serious damage. it's another thing to watch it happen. in 10 minutes, more of this video and the new warning from an important consumer safety group. >> and this weekend we're partying like it's 1999. prince is coming to the bay area in just four days. ahead, when and where you could buy last minute tickets to see prince. if you're taking the little red corvette out for a spin, a lot of other people are out on northbound 280. more on that straight ahead. i would take purple rain or whatever, but we don't have any rain. the sunshine is here.
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welcome back. the san francisco school board approved a controversial proposal last night to provide free condoms to middle school students. people on both sides of the issue packed the meeting last night. some parents who don't like the proposal found themselves at odds with other parents and teachers. after a long public comments section, the school board unanimously approved the condom plan.
>> even though the state mandates minors access to medical care and prevention of pregnancy, there's no mandate that a school has to be the one to do it. >> i want to be sure those who are have the precaution to stay safe. >> the condoms are already available at san francisco high schools. under the new policy, middle school students have to first talk to a school nurse or social worker in order to receive condoms. and parents cannot opt their children out of this program. palo alto is about to start a new phase of tough parking regulations around the downtown area. last night the city council approved a plan to limit the number of parking permits issued to downtown workers to 2,000, beginning on april 1st. then all permits will be phased out completely. the vote came after dozens of residents and business owners
told council members how hard it is to find parking. many have been parking in nearby residential areas because of the congestion in downtown. let's check the commute now. still very crowded. we have an accident that's made things a lot worse for the east bay commute. the east shore freeway, we'll start there. i think a lot of people are on 80 because of an accident on 24. they are on 80 but this commute is worse now between the carquinez bridge and macarthur maze. another day day for this area, 680 at 24. one of those things you have to give yourself extra time. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the traffic is going to be
busy. back to the east bay, most of the slow traffic is there. slow in both directions from san leandro and across the bay, 101 slow all the way down to san mateo, and 101 slow all the way to san francisco. i guess everyone is going to work or school, not at home. that's a positive. we do have mostly clear skies. there's a little fog looks like on the sonoma coast, maybe northward. otherwise it is running be a lot of resistance. it will be back late thursday or friday. this is a decent little fog bank. it's not playing into the weather today, very quiet. if you're standing at the lighthouse you can see it. other than that not much of a factor. there will be a weak system coming in, to help increase the on shore push. we have another day to deal
with that. that temperature is stuck, so tap on that. probably 48 by now. 57 already in san francisco, a mild and warm day. high clouds to the north, mostly sunny everywhere else. still lots of sun, temperatures cool this morning but near 70 for many, especially inland and santa clara valley. upper 60s, low 70s around parts of the coast, low to mid-70s heading inland. temperatures haven't ramped up as much as we saw earlier this month but still well above average and pretty mild. 60s and 70s for just about everybody here. any rain would be well to the north on friday.
demonstrators showed support for apple's refusal to unlock the iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. they say the software could get into the wrong hands. underwriters laboratory is showing how it's testing popular hoverboards at labs in illinois. so far the test results are not good. the tests include dropping them on the ground, heating them up, and drilling through the batteries. there have been dozen of reports of batteries exploding and catching fire, including a number here in the bay area. >> that was one single battery cell. in the hoverboard you have 20
to 24 of those and they won't necessarily sequentially explode. >> the lab says they have not certified any hoverboard with the ul seal, so if you see that mark on a box, it's a fake. parents are advised to hold off buying hoverboards until the certified boards get on the market with a special holographic ul sticker. spending hours in a one size does not fit all airline seat may be a thing of the past. this is a new seating idea by airbus, filing a pat event application for a new seating design they call a reconfigurable passenger bench. it can be adjusted to accommodate passengers who need more space, including those who are overweight. this can also be reconfigured for families, so for example two adults and two children could all sit together.