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row. how it's impacting traffic on the roads. more than 100 cars vandalized in the east bay. this surveillance video from one of the victims that could help police catch the suspect. "mornings on 2" continues. this is ktvu "mornings on 2". >> march 17. st. patrick's day. >> yeah. >> i am gasia mikaelian. >> we have the luck of the irish this morning. good morning, i am dave clark. let's check your weather now. steve paulson is right over there in his office. >> very nice. warmest day of the week, you guys. a little on the cool side this morning. not as cold as the past couple of mornings. temperatures 10 degrees above average for some. five to ten. we are under clear, clear conditions. a little bit of warm air aloft. so capping a few things a little bit and some of the temperatures have gone up in some of the higher elevations. we talked about bud breaking the livermore valley. it's so lush and green on the
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hills. that is true. thank you, daisy, for that. it might not be as cold as it has been, but still michelle m. smith says good morning, steve, happy saint paddy day. 46 in clearlake. san jose looking for a high of 76. low of 49. both are above average. way above on the high. 67/47 is average. the record 32 again way back in 1894. the reported low in the state. might be a little bit of patchy fog tonight and tomorrow. 40s and 50s on the temps. 43 gilroy. 42 boulder creek. 30s yesterday. i don't think that's going to happen. here is our system coming in for clouds on saturday. looks like rain on sunday. today and tomorrow it's all about high pressure. sunshine and warmer temps. cool. not as cold. mid 70s for some. highs as you just saw well above average. 7:01. busy with the bart east bay, right. that's right, steve. more people are in the car, it
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seems, in pittsburg because of the problem between pittsburg and north concord. as a matter of fact, the traffic is going to be affected by this outage we are just about to talk about. look at highway 4. it is backed up well back into almost anitoch. this is one of those communities that's going to be really busy on highway 4. 680 is also a little bit slow from concord to walnut creek. we are also looking at the bay bridge toll plaza. that is backed up all the way out to the macarthur maze. that's a 20, maybe a 25-minute delay. it's pretty thick there. san mateo bridge also have a lot of slow traffic and it's very crowded on this bridge getting over to the peninsula. so we have just a lot of slow traffic. hasn't been a great traffic day today so far. 7:02. let's go back to bart where some trains, as we said, this morning are not running because of an electrical problem that knocked out service on a section of the tracks in the east bay. christien kafton is live where
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a bus bridge is set up. >> reporter: yeah, sal, you're looking at the bus bridge in action. these are passengers boarding the bus bridge heading out to pittsburg. they are getting off that bus coming here into the north concord bart station. we saw a flood of people. clearly, the commute is moving towards the san francisco-oakland area. we had a chance to speak with alicia trost this morning. she is a bart spokesman. she says the temporary fix seems to be working for now to get passengers where they need to go. >> riders will see short are trains unfortunately. we are crowded. we are doing field inspections and trying to get to the bottom of this problem. this morning we will have buses most likely. we are runagates train to see if we can see something. we are relying on the buses right now. >> reporter: bart says they under that this is an inconvenience and they are working hard to get to the bottom of what's knocking out
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the cars' electrical systems. we had a chance to ride the bus bridge ourselves back and forth between north concord and pittsburg bay point. it's taking about 15 minutes, possibly longer now as the commute starts to build. this is expected to have a ripple effect. passengers can expect packed trains through the morning. >> i was trying come to pittsburg last night. it was too late. i got on the bart at 9:00 thinking i would get here, my usual time at 11. no. i had to get up at 4:00 in the morning to get back like home. >> reporter: one of those bus bridges just let off panthers. you can see the flood of people walking. nobody is paying as they go through the pay gates here. one of the things that bart is doing is telling passengers to pass through without having to pay. they are telling people that they don't have to pay for parking here at the north concord station.
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but remember what this means for bart riders through the system is that even if your route doesn't take you on this particular route, you are likely going to see more packed cars, possibly some delays through the system. we have heard the latest number from bart. 50 cars knocked out by this electrical problem. they are bringing in experts from around the country to figure out what's going on. this is a real mystery. bart trying to get to the bottom of it. >> christian, this next seven hours things will be hitting the height of the morning commute. we will check back in with you to see how it's going there. >> reporter: that's right. 7:05. mir ago a has approved $500,000 to fix problems by a sinkhole in the city that opened up on sunday. it knocked out service to 2600
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customers. the line is capped. pg&e restored service. no timeline for when the sinkhole will be fixed. police in the east bay searching for whoever shot out the windows on more than 100 cars. ktvu fox 2's allie rasmus. >> reporter: now that it's lighter outside we can show you what we are talking about specifically. we found at least three cars in a half block stretch of santiago road in san leandro with cars with their windows broken out by what appears to be bb guns, according to police. san leandro police and alameda police are investigating. this had the back window shattered as well. one of the homeowners affected by this is speaking out about it and she shared with ktvu some of her surveillance video that shows one of the suspects
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shooting out or attempting to shoot out the back window of one of her cars. she didn't want her identity revealed. this has happened to this family three times. in two other cases, the man appeared to be shooting at the cars from inside his vehicle. in one. cases he steps out of the vehicles to shoot one of the cars parked in the driveway with a bb-gun. she says it appears the shooter or shooters are using bb guns, it's causing her a lot of anxiety. >> i have been shaking all day. i feel like i am going to throw up all day. it's mentally exhausting. it's almost terroristic. >> reporter: police describe the vehicle was a dark four-door sedan with chrome vehicles. the alameda county sheriff's office is investigating dozens of cases like this. as many as 60 not just in
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unincorporated san leandro but in castro valley. it appears that san leandro police are stepping up pa ropes in the neighborhood in san leandro because early this morning we saw a police patrol car drive by and the officer told us that early wednesday morning there was as many as eight reported cars having windows shot out like this. so anyone who thinks they may have seen anything, seen that vehicle that was in that surveillance video we showed you a minute ago, should give police a call. a little later on this morning we are hoping to talk to some of the neighbors to see how this is impacting them. the inconvenience. the fear. also the expense of having to replace all these car windows. back to you, dive. >> all right. allie rasmus, thank you. time is 7:08. students at uc davis camped outside the office of the chancellor for five days now, well, they finally had a chance to talk to her. the students are protesting her involvement was a board member with devry university. it's a for-profit university
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under federal investigation and a textbook publishing company. they say she showed up unannounced tuesday afternoon and talked to them briefly. >> the only time she spoke was to, like, frustratingly tell us, like, what we are saying is inaccurate. she refused to acknowledge her actions in any way. >> the chancellor said she made a mistake and gave up those board seats and she intends to donate the money she earned to scholar ships but does not plan to resign. two supervisors are asking the city for money for those who lost money during super bowl. yesterday they introduced legislation to set aside $100,000 to offset losses. $100,000 could get them each about $600. if approved next week, vendors
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with permits for parks and kiosks would be el i didn't -- eligible for that money. professional soccer to the -- the deltas to host up to 20 soccer games beginning next year. they are a new addition to the north american soccer league. they have launched a social media campaign asking for park and rex approval. they are committed to spend $460,000 on improvements to kezar. they have been hearing from neighbors concerned about potential alcohol sales at soccer matches. you know it's st. paddy's day today. people celebrating tonight with a beer or some other drinks. pay attention. the police are going to be out all over the bay area looking for drunk drivers. according to federal statistics, st. patrick's day is one of the most deadliest days on the road. during st. patrick's day from 2010 to 2014, 266 people were
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killed nationwide in dwi- related crashes. officials are encouraging partygoers find another way to get around by using bart, uber, a taxi or find a designated driver. keeping conversations out of the public eye. in minutes, the secret messaging app some san francisco supervisors are said to be losing. if you work or live in san francisco, chances are your car has been broken into. a commute is going to be busy as you drive in the south bay. this is westbound 237. you can see traffic slugging into that west valley. well, we will be warming up pretty quick here. the warmest day of the week. temperatures mid 70s for some. we will show you where.
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am. time is 7:13. car break-ins in san francisco are on the rise. a new police report shows car thieves struck 26,000 times last year. that's up 30% from the year before. police told us why they think it's happening. >> it's very hard to detect the criminals that's the perpetrators behind these type of crimes. they will quickly break into a car. most of the time it takes like under seven seconds for them to get in, get something, and get out of the car. >> police say many burglars don't care about car alarms because it takes them seconds to break in and get away. the report showed that crime was up by 15% overall in san francisco last year. 7:14. did you watch the warriors? they keep setting records. they are now the first team in the history of the nba as well as three other american pro sports leagues to win 50 straight games at home. and last night they just beat up
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the new york knicks. 121-85. even marreese speights was hitting three-pointers. here's one. he made a career high three of them last night. and steph curry, ridiculous. eight three-pointers out of 13. he led everybody with 34 points. now the warriors head out on a three-game road trip. it starts tomorrow night in dallas. the self-lacing shoes made famous by marty mcfly will be soon available to the public in real life. he steps in. the shoes kind of strap themselves right up. now here we are 30 years later. nike is unveiling its version of the self-tying show. here is how they work. you slide the shoes on. when your heel has a special sensor, the shoes automatically ajust to give you a comfortable fit. after a couple of wears the shoe adjusts on its own.
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it's called the hyperadapt. we don't know yet how much it's going to cost. >> i want some. >> hmm? >> i want them. 7:15. now i want to hear from sal. you are watching our commute. you are watching 880 and everything else, sal? >> yeah, a couple of different issues out there. >> uh-oh. >> you know, 880 and we have slow traffic all over the place, dave and gasia. good morning, everyone. let's see what we have with the morning commute. you will see some slow traffic on 880, but not here. the slow traffic begins a little bit farther down near san leandro and 238 heading down to free month. we also have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza and that is backed up all the way out to the macarthur maze. it's not a great commute into san francisco right now. it's about a 20 to 25-minute delay. the east bay slow traffic on highway 4 to anitoch. we can go to the maps. i will show you the traffic is slow. this might have something to do with bartz not running trains
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between pittsburg and north concord. we have more traffic on the roads. also a problem on the peninsula. southbound 280 near the 380 interchange, san bruno there's a crash. this is traffic terrible from daly city to south city all the way down. 101 heading down to the peninsula is better than 280 if you make a choice. 7:17. let's go to steve. don't hear that all the time. >> right. >> thank you, sir. all right. we take a look at -- we talked about yesterday lake shasta 83% capacity. may be higher now. last year it topped out at 59. we are doing great. what about lake orville? just this tiny pond up there. it's a huge lake. orville dam elevation is 900 feet. look where we have gone to 842. wow. talk about going straight up. that's good. that's without the snow melt as well. temperatures 73, 72, 71,
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oakland, concord, san jose. today we will bump those up, 76, 76, 75, and 76. this will be the warmest day. almanac for san francisco a beautiful of 72. average 62/49. 85 1914. record low usually the other way around. this time 40 in 2002. today temperatures are warmer for the overnight lows. a few 30s the last couple of mourns. that's not the case. 40s and 50s now. i mean, low-to-mid 50s for a few. 45 napa, santa rosa. east bay temps walnut creek the coolest. 43. 50s anitoch, brentwood. black hawk is sleeping in. that's okay. clear skies. patchy fog tomorrow. there is our system for clouds on saturday. rain makes it on sunday. timing on that again i would rather deal with it on friday. that's the way it looks now. today sunshine and warm temps. cooler saturday and then rain to the north on sunday. it looks like by sunday night into monday it will work its
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way here and maybe another little impulse coming through on tuesday. nothing too heavy by sunday morning. light stuff to the north and then we will swing that through late sunday into monday. heavier amounts monday to ted cruz. sunny for all today. warmer temps. san rafael 75. fairfield at 76 degrees. mid 70s east bay. i mean, from oakland all the way to anitoch and livermore. 72 berkeley. 78 gilroy. there is your 78s. 75 in santa cruz on the coast, low-to-mid 70s. a beautiful day. temperatures above average. about the same friday. then clouds saturday. rain moves in on sunday. >> you can't get much better than that? >> not stood. >> all right. okay, steve. 7:19. do you do what i do? do you check your phone before you go to bed?
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if you do, you probably want to stop. in 20 minutes, a new study that says doing that could interfere with your sleep. plus, investigators in france, they are back at that concert hall where terrorists killed dozens of people last november. the reenactment they are staging and why the victims' families are so upset.
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7:22. new this morning, french police returning to the site where is concert goers were killed in a
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brutal terror attack last november. it's to reenact what happened when gunmen claiming allegiance to islamic state during a packed concert. some victims families say it's too painful. officials will stage a fake bombing similar to the suicide attacks outside the soccer stadium outside paris. 7:23. now to election coverage. recounts are possible in missouri. both the democratic and republican races still too close to call two days after that state's primary. 100% of the precincts have reported. now, for the democrats hillary clinton is ahead of bernie sanders by about 1,500 votes. on the republican side, donald trump has a narrow lead over ted cruz. about 1700 votes. missouri has a number of absentee and provisional ballots that have so be recounted.
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the final results may not be known for a month. there is a continued effort by the republican establishment to stop donald trump from becoming the party's nominee. donald trump now has almost half the number of delegates he needs. the big question is, what's gonna happen at the republican nominating convention in cleveland in july? donald trump, he is warning there could be serious consequences if the party tries to take the nomination away from him. >> i think it would be -- i think you would have riots. i think bad things would happen. i really do. i believe that. i wouldn't lead it, but i think bad things would happen. >> if donald and i go into the convention with a whole bunch of delegates but shy of 1237, then the delegates decide. that's actually democracy. >> there is a big difference between a contested convention and brokered invention. brokered means it's the party bosses who decide on the
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nominee they want. now, fox news has canceled its planned republican debate scheduled for monday in salt lake city. donald trump announced yesterday he would not take part. then john kasich said he wouldn't show up if donald trump wasn't there. so fox decided to scrap the whole event. donald trump says he is scheduled to make a speech to the american-israel public affairs committee on monday. presidential candidates ted cruz and hillary clinton are also scheduled to speak to that quite powerful lobbying organization. so is vice president joe biden. california's june primary could have an impact on the presidential race. usually, the presidential candidates have enough nomination toss win by the time of california's vote. california has 172 gop delegates at stake. a field poll survey in january showed ted cruz with 25% among republican voters in california.
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donald trump 23% and john kasich with 1%. time is now 7:25. president obama's supreme court nominee judge merrick garland is going to capitol hill this morning to meet with senate democrats and six republicans who said they would be open to meeting him. republican leaders have vowed to block any nominee from getting a floor vote. now, judge garland right now is the chief justice of the d.c. court of appeals. he was approved for that court with overwhelming support from both democrats and republicans. >> fidelity to the constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life and is the hallmark of the kind of judge i have tried to be for the past 18 years. >> as a federal prosecutor, judge garland oversaw the oklahoma city bombing case and the unabomber investigation.
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7:26. a controversial plan to house the homeless in the south bay. others say it's going to make things worse. and we are live in san francisco this morning where a highly encrypted messaging app is raising concerns at city hall. are supervisors using it? we will talk more about it after the break. san mateo bridge traffic looks pretty good if you are driving out to the high-rise, but now there is word of a crash on the bridge and actually it was looking pretty good. now this commute has gone to a standstill. there is a lane taken away. we will tell you more about this coming up. lots of sunshine. temperatures warming up pretty quick. not that cold this morning. we will be above average. show you how much. ou how much.
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7:30 this st. patrick's day morning. taking you live to dublin, ireland. you can see a sea of people. a lot of green as people celebrate st. patrick's day. this is the scene outside the temple bar. a popular spot for tourists. i'm guessing there is green beer being consumed there. >> i think so. >> more than one perhaps. >> yeah. >> welcome back to "mornings on
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2". thursday, of thursday, march 17. >> let's check weather and traffic. steve, in tennessee they are watching your forecast? >> around the world sometimes. their tablets and things like. this thank you. tennessee? >> yes. >> allow me to volunteer this forecast for you [ applause ] >> we will get to it. oh, look at that. sunrise today and temperatures are going to warm up fast. i mean, there might be one cloud up around 20,000 feet. a little puff. other than that, we are clear and good to go. let's go here. irvin, a common 43 this morning in the egg basket of the world. would be petaluma. thank you. duane up in clearlake rivera. 46. happy st. paddy's day. >> and patrick n., good morning, pretty sunrise over san
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francisco on this saint me day. i get it. like the comedy. temperatures warming up. 40s and 50s. livermore 46. napa's 45. woodside yesterday 39. today 43. atherton 45. clear skies. the system will be here, but not until late saturday into sunday. cool lows. this will be the warmest day. mid 70s. a few maybe pushing the upper 70s. 7:32. we had bart. now it's the san mateo bridge? >> yeah. slow traffic all over the place, steve. we are starting with the san mateo bridge. they are clearing an accident on aub 82. it's very slow heading out there there. all this slow traffic, some people might want to use the bay bridge and that is backed up. we can see that from one of our cameras. the bay bridge toll plaza is
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backed up to the macarthur maze. it's kind of bright. you can't really tell. a 25 to 30-minute delay. the peninsula traffic is slow southbound 280 past highway 1 here because of an earlier accident near 380. 280 is back up to 19th avenue. 101 is better for you. i want to remind you that highway 4 traffic because -- i think it has do with the bart problems. slow from pittsburg to bay point as some people are using the car because of some trouble on bart. back to the desk. >> thank you. an encrypted messaging app used all over the world is raising some concerns now in san francisco. ktvu's brian flores right in front of san francisco city hall this morning talking about telegram, what it is, and how it's reportedly keeping messages, brian, from some san francisco supervisors out of
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the public eye. >> reporter: yeah. it's a very interesting debate, dave. the app developer, when he and his brother created this app, they didn't want their text messages to be seen by the government. they made it highly encrypted. there are a couple of concerns. one being security concerns. what happens when a public official uses this app as well? that's the debate going on in san francisco. according to the technology website called the information, who first reported on this, some san francisco supervisors are using this controversial app. what makes telegram unique is that it has encrypted secret chat features and the capability to allow the user's message self-destruct on the user and recipient's end. what's concerning is whether this communication and the app that it's being used on falls under the state's public records act. while rules state that some text messages and emails fall under
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that, a user can self-destruct a message and nobody would know. according to the examiner they have identified the supervisors who have this app being aaron peskin, jane kim, david compose, john avalos, and malia cohen. we should mention we have reached out to at least one of the supervisors this morning, but we have not heard back. but certainly this brings up an interesting debate and whether this should be used by public officials. >> thank you. a unique approach to house the homeless met with controversy in san jose. it would give 200 people a place to live near the willow glen neighborhood. janine de la vega to explain. >> reporter: gasia, this involves a six acre plot of land. it's right behind me. some say it is ideal to house the homeless. others are against it. it's right on a frontage road that parallels the expressway and this area of mix of
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residential and commercial businesses. the vacant land is actually on evans lane. it's already designated for affordable housing. city officials are thinking about putting manufactured homes on it. the temporary homes look similar to santa cruz's homeless service center. each home a communal bathroom and on-site staff. it would house up to 170 homeless people. this idea is in the preliminary stages. the city is looking for a developer. >> there are people living along the highways. people living near creeks. people living in places that are unsafe and unsuitable for human habitation. we need to get the folks off the street as quickly as possible. we are looking for fast solutions like this project to get people housed. >> they are already saturated. there is a rehab facility there. there is a slum type of environment here. you know? and now they want to expand because of the field that's
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next to it? all's it's gonna do is bring in more marginal types that aren't willing to help themselves. >> reporter: and as you just heard, there are critics about the proposal. a man says the neighborhood is already filled with crime and blight and his employer put up security cameras for safety reasons. this project would need to get environmental clearance. the next step is a public meeting so the community can come out and just voice any sort of concerns that they might have, than is set for march 30th. gasia. >> thank you. there is a new poll saying homelessness is a major concern in san francisco. the poll released by the san francisco chamber of commerce says 50% believe homelessness is a major problem for the city. fordable housing is another concern. 40% worry about the rising cost of rent. it may be getting easier to
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buy a house in silicone valley. demand is slowing down a bit. santa clara county realtors say there were 400 homes on the market in december. that jumped to 900 in january. there are two major factors. location and price. >> the closer to some of these high tech centers, they are bidding like crazy. in other areas where people are trying to get extra money for their houses, you are not seeing people get those big offers. >> other realtors told us listings is a good indicator of which homes get several offers. homes with a price tag of $1.5 million or less, they are most likely to end up selling for more than the asking price. the more expensive homes are taking longer to sell and have one offer usually. a bill making it's way to the state capitol would require the dm have to be stricter when it comes to handing out
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placards. it would give them more power to stop people who have them from using their permit beyond the expiration date of the agency would be required to take placards back from people who shouldn't have them. more than three million drivers have them. time is 7:39. new this morning, hazardous materials investigators are no in one of the state's biggest oil refineries in southern california. the exxonmobil refinery had a flairup last night. the flames could be seen for miles across l.a. county. a local utility says a mylar balloon hit a power line leading into the refinery, which left several neighborhoods in the dark, which may have made the refinery flare seem brighter in comparison. last year a huge explosion at the refinery sent ash and gas odor all over that neighborhood. there are no reports of anything like that last night. meantime, testimony resumes on capitol hill today on the flint, michigan water crisis.
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the governor of michigan is due to self as officials try to figure out who is responsible for unsafe levels of lead that reached -- messed up the city's water supply. in his prepared remarks, governor rick snyder is expected to say he didn't find out about the contamination until almost 18 months after the town's water source was switched from lake huron to the flint river. it was an effort cut costs. seaworld will no longer breed orcas or killer whales in captivity. they say as society's understanding of orcas continues to change, seaworld is change being it. the 2013 documentary "blackfish" focus add lot of pressure on seaworld. they will end theatrical shows and introduce new inspiring natural encounters with the remaining orcas. more than 100 car windows shot out in the san lorenzo area in the past three months. at eight you will hear from a family who has been victimized
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three separate times. more information about plans by google whether it comes to a new site? mountain view. the dozens of trees that will be cut down to make room for the new campus. this morning looking at slow traffic. we have had a couple of issues out there. 280 is not too bad. there are some problems from the south bay. we will run those down for you coming up. no problems with the weather unless you want rain. you're out of luck. not on sunday. then yes. today it's all about sunshine and warm temps.
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7:43a real estate developer has dropped his lawsuit against facebook ceo mark zuckerberg over a deal involving property behind zuckerberg's palo alto
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home. the developer claimed that zuckerberg never followed through on a promise to introduce him to wealthy friends as potential clients. zuckerberg's attorney says the case was dismissed with no payment to the developer. google plans to cut down about 160 trees. it's developing its charleston east site in mountain view. 100 trees are considered heritage trees. they are older, large and valuable. but an environmental group says they are not worth fighting over because they are either dead or dying. this new development is next to the google plex on north shore line boulevard. right now it's an open field. but when it's done, it's expected to feature a two-level building, bike and walking paths, and native plants and trees. the public, you will be invited to comment on a plan at a meeting later this month. sleep experts say it's a good idea to put down the smartphone before you go to
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bed. >> no! >> yes. they say that glowing light may interfere with your chance of getting a good night's rest. the business insider reports a study in europe found people who use their cell phones after turning out the lights were more likely to have fatigue and insomnia. some believe the bright light suppresses the sleep hormone melatonin. >> its true. i get that. >> before you know it, sal, it's 10:00 at night. >> sal doesn't do that. he goes straight to sleep. >> i am sorry, i was looking at my phone. >> sure you were. >> put it down. throw it out the window. >> you know, it's funny because my mom and dad, you know that commercial that says your mom always calls at the worst possible moment? >> yes. >> i just got a text from my mom. >> does she not know you're working? >> i think so. >> mom -- >> good morning, everybody. mom, i'll get back to you
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after i do this traffic report, okay? let's take a look at the commute now on the san mateo bridge. the traffic is moving along okay. they have cleared that crash that was at the high-rise. they moved it over to one of the pull-outing. the traffic is still slow. the lanes are clear, but it's not a great commute. give yourself an extra ten or 15 minutes, which in the morning, you know, giving yourself an extra ten or 15 minutes is a lot of time. like i can't pull that off. you might have to if this is your commute. this is the bay bridge toll plaza now. this commute is backed up all the way out to the macarthur maze. no major problems here. now, we have been talking about bart all morning. highway 4, i don't think it's a coincidence. it's been really slow and it has not been getting any better from pittsburg to bay point. the bart line is not running. they are doing bus bridge service there. more people are in their cars. there are buses on the roads and that's going to be slow. southbound 280 is still very slow coming out of daly city to
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san bruno because of an earlier crash. the best way to get down the peninsula out of san francisco is 101. 7:46. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> good morning. clear. it looks like a gorgeous day on tap here. temperatures will be well above average. 10 degrees for some. this will be the warmest day of the week. can't find any fog. tomorrow there might be patchy fog. it will still be nice. with everything showing mid 70s tomorrow. gabriella track meet sunday 12:30 millbrae. chance of rain? yes. get right to it. yes, there is. also, cries teen a stonich. where is your green today? if you adjust the tint on your tv [ laughter ] >> ♪[ music playing ]. >> and marty bautista. beautiful clear skies where even the contrails are melting quickly. i just opened up pandora's box.
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larkspur checking in at 48.2 degrees. could you be more specific, marty? yes. thank you. clear. not as cold morning. [ laughter ] >> 40s and 50s. it's very rarely that i make myself laugh. you got me this morning. scots valley 42. santa cruz at 49. if you are at that traffic meet in millbrae on sunday, there is your rain. it will be here. for us sunshine and warmer temps and it's going to be in the mid 70s. a few upper 70s clearlake, gilroy. cooler saturday. clouds roll in late saturday and looks like rain to the north sunday morning and spreading south through the day. even into monday night and tuesday. now, does not look like a whopper of a system. looks like it will be heavier rain to the north. that's the projection from san jose up to santa rosa. sunny for all today. warmer temps. in fact, mid 70s. talking about upper 70s. only a few 60s. i think even on the coast, i know daly city has a little
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easterly breeze. that equals clear skies. 76 anitoch. 77 in pleasanton. 78 gilroy. 75 santa cruz, capitola 60s. a few upper 60s. low 70s san francisco. mid 70s on the peninsula. nice again on friday. then clouds saturday. clouded up sunday with rain moving? >> steve, thank you. 7:49. can we go to dublin, ireland? everything is green today for the st. patrick's day parade. about a half million people lining the parade route, including more than 125,000 tourists. everybody's smiling. they are enjoying marching bands from the u.s., including from the city of dublin right here in the bay area. i think they are also going to be in the city of brae, ireland. they are winding their way through the historic city center. and we're there with them. it's all part of a week-long festival, gasia, celebrating ireland's patron saint. >> and here in the united states st. patrick's day is expected
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to generate more than $4 billion in sales between the st. patrick's day clothing, food, and drink. that works out to about $35 each person. a survey shows people plan to take part in the special holiday meal. corned beef and cabbage. 75% of people are expected to celebrate at a bar. 7:50. a major announcement from car makers today. coming up in 20 minutes, the new safety equipment. it will be standard in most cars over the next five to six years. first though people rappeling down the side of a high-rise. next, the reason for this daring mission and the two members of the ktvu family who are joining in. > [ applause ]
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time is 7:53. a court hearing set for this afternoon for a man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar. prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty in this case. today's hearing involves a judicial matter. the murder trial is set to begin april 25. even though sierra lamar's body was never found, investigators say they found her dna inside garcia-torres' car. her family gathered last night to mark the fourth year anniversary of her disappearance. it was one of her favorite places to eat. family members were touched by how many people turned out. organize the searches for her
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ended last year. a group will look for her this saturday in morgan hill. 7:53. a driver who police say hit and severely hurt a 6-year-old boy in castro valley last week has been arrested. police say 29-year-old daniel morris was driving a stolen car when he jumped the curb on meadow view drive, hit a 6-year-old boy walking to school with his grandmother. the child was pinned under that car. doctors fear he may lose one of his legs now. after searching more than a week, authorities found morris hiding in a motel in hayward. hours before the hit-and-run, he was seen on surveillance video stealing that car. uc berkeley is reviewing how a sexual harassment complaint against a now fired assistant basketball coach as handled. he was fired after an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint by a female reporter who said she told the
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head coach of a problem with hufnagle last may. he says he wasn't aware of it until last july when a reporter e-mailed him. coach martin says he then reported it to the university. the university says martin is not the only focus of the investigation and that the actions of others associated with the team are being resupplied the cal basketball team facing an on court setback. tyrone wallace injured his hand in practice. he fractured a bone in his non-shooting hand. wallace will is being evaluated and we should learn more about his status later this morning. cal plays hawaii tomorrow morning at 11 in spokane, washington. president obama may have angered cal fans by picking the university of hawaii to beat the golder bears. the president grew up mostly in hawaii. he picked the university of kansas to win it all.
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president obama has filled an ncaa tournament bracket every year since taking office. the first round of the tournament kicks off this morning. time is 7:56. some very brave people will go to new heights in san francisco. they are raising money for a good cause. about 100 people will rappel 230 feet down the side of the hyatt regency hotel over the next two days raising money for an organization called outward brown. they run outdoor leadership programs for young people. it's a great program. several local celebrities will be doing it, including oakland mayor libby schaaf and claudine wong and rosmary orozco. claudine is going to do it live on tv on the news at 4 tomorrow. you've got to see it. >> absolutely. >> i want to see this.
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>> she will be just fine. she is going to nail it. >> show her muscles. >> yeah. >> 7:56. bart tells us the bus bridge in the east bay is working. the ripple effect it's having on the roads today. >> plus, that giant sinkhole in moraga forced the city to declare a local emergency. a plan to take care of it as soon as possible. we are looking at some slow commutes out there. south bay, the east bay, san mateo bridge. westbound 92 is going to be slow from the east bay over to the peninsula. won't take long to start warming up. not as cold this morning. likes a beautiful thursday. temps coming up.
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that's why i got a subaru impreza. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. more than a hundred cars vandalized in the east bay the past few months. reenacting the paris terror attacks. the police training exercise going on today that's angering the families of the victims. good morning. happy st. patrick's day to you. >> i a gasia mikaelian. >> i am dave clark. >> no green on the radar, steve. there is no green there. >> no, no rain. >> we do have clear skies. in fact, we are in clear air mode, as we like to say on the radar, because we can't find a
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cloud. temperatures warming. first, annalisa ulbrich. what's the weather looking like for the oakland marathon? cloudy. plan accordingly. clear skies. a little bit of fog tonight, tomorrow. 40s on the temps. sfo55. petaluma close. mill valley 46. 45 windsor. healdsburg 47. today's good. tomorrow's good. rain on sunday. a system behind that monday, tuesday. for a few, upper 70s. we have the bart issues. remember, bart is running bus shuttles from pittsburg station to north concord, and that's putting more traffic on the roads. we are going to have a live report from the bart system a little bit later on.
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right now i want to remind you that highway 4 has been very slow and so has 680. some people are taking the car because of these bart troubles. we have had kind of an adventurous commute in the last few days. not in a good way either. the peninsula where southbound 280 is recovering from a crash. 280 near 380 and traffic backed into daly city. also looking at the south bay northbound 101 approaching tully is slow. 101's slow passing 880 and getting up cupertino. likewise for 280 and 85. let's go to 280 in san jose and look at the downtown area. a little bit slow up to highway 17. the bay bridge toll plaza continues to be slow. a 25-minute delay for cash payers before the actual bridge. 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you. the windows of more than 100 cars were shot out and this morning the san leandro police department and the alameda sheriff's office is looking for who is doing this.
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>> allie rasmus is live to show us the surveillance video of these guys in the act. >> reporter: one of the damaged vehicles is parked in this driveway. this pickup truck. you can see the back windshield cracked and fragments of class on the pickup truck. the owner says four of his family's cars have been hit with this vandalism. someone with a bb-gun is shooting out car windows. you can see at the top of their house here, the family has surveillance cameras and they have shared some of that surveillance video of these acts of vandalism with ktvu. now, one of the suspects in this video, we are going to show you right now, you can see him getting out of his car to shoot out of the window of one of family's vehicles parked in the driveway. he appears to be using a bb-gun to do this. the victim and the wife here who lives at the home says she didn't want to be identified but she says it's a very unsettling problem she and her neighbors
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are worried about. here she is describing the video. >> the first time he actually got out and he -- there was no laughter on his face. he wasn't having fun. he was dead serious. >> reporter: now, in two other cases the man appeared to be shooting at cars up and down this block. this is santiago road in san leandro. the man appears to be shooting from inside his vehicle. police describe that vehicle as a dark color four-door sedan with chrome wheels. other areas where this has been happening, alameda county sheriff's office says her investigating 60 acts of vandalism. cars with their windows shot out in san leandro, unincorporated san leandro, and also castro valley. here in san leandro, they have another 40 or so cases. that brings the total number to more than 100. one of the neighbors out here, we were asking people, and we talked about the inconvenience and the cost of this. one of the neighbors -- there is a couple other cars down the block with their windows shot out as well. one of the neighbors says his deductible is $500.
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so pretty expensive for him to have to fix. this neighbor here who lives right here with this vehicle says his deductible is a $100. he points out he is concerned that someone is going to get hurt. this problem has been going on for the last three months. what if someone happens to be sitting in their vehicle in the driveway late at night when the vandals come back, strike again and shoot into the car with a bb-gun. people can get seriously hurt by that. neighbors are very concerned about it. i checked in with san leandro police this morning. they said they are stepping up patrols in this area. but they haven't gotten any new tips, any new information or leads based on that surveillance video. also want to point out that a similar problem is happening in the fairfield vacaville area. i asked police in san leandro if they think there is any connection and they said they hadn't heard about it. doesn't appear to be a connection in san leandro and what's happening in the sacramento area.
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back to you. >> allie, i knows police in the fairfield vacaville area said to park your car in the garage to protect yourself. anybody you talked to this morning say they are going to start doing that if they can? >> reporter: that's not always an option for people. so the folks we talked to this morning say they have their hands tied. there is not much they can do expect keep having the surveillance cameras rolling and hopefully help police lead to find the suspects. >> right. very tough. thank you, allie. across the bay, car break-ins in san francisco are on the rise. a new police report shows car thieves stuck 26,000 times last year in the city. that's up 30% from the year before. police tell us why they think it's happening. >> it's very hard to detect the criminals that's the perpetrators behind these type of crimes. they will quickly break into a car. most of the time it takes like
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under seven seconds for them to get in, get something, and get out of the car. >> police say many burglars don't care about car alarms since it takes them a few seconds to break in and get away. the report showed that crime was up by 15% overall in san francisco last year. $500,000 has been approved by the city of moraga to fix problems caused by the sinkhole. it opened up on center street on sunday. a state of local emergency was declared to speed up the response to fixing it. it cut a gas line and knocked out service to 2600 customers. but that line has been capped and pg&e restored service. so far there is no timeline for when the sinkhole itself will be fixed. 8:07. new this morning there is criticism and anger in france over reenacting the paris terror attacks as part of a training exercise. french police are returning to the site where concert goers were killed to simulate what
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happened when gunmen opened fire. some say it's too pain. they will stage a fake bombing similar to the suicide attacks on the soccer stadium outside paris. 130 people were killed in the coordinated attacks. well, president obama's supreme court nominee judge merrick garland has a busy day. he is heading to capitol hill this morning to meet with senate democrats and at least six republicans who said they would be open to meeting him. republican leaders, they vow to block any nominee from getting a floor vote. they say the next president should nominate a replacement for antonin scalia. garland is right now the chief justice of the d.c. court of appeals. he was approved for that court with overwhelming support from democrats and republicans. but being a supreme court nominee in an election year, that's a whole different story. >> this is going to be his last chance to get on the supreme court. he could twist in the wind for months and come out of this really with a beating. >> now, among other things, as
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a federal prosecutor, judge garland oversaw the oklahoma city bombing case as well as the unabomber investigation. now to our election coverage. recounts are possible in missouri. both the democratic and republican races there still too close to call two days after that state's primary. 100% of precincts have reported. for the democrats hillary clinton is ahead of bernie sanders by 1,500 votes. on the republican side, donald trump has a narrow lead over ted cruz. about 1700 votes. missouri has a number of absentee and provisional ballots that need to be counted. state law allows for a recount if the margin of victory is less than one half of one percent. final results may not be known for a month. there is a continued effort by the republican establishment to stop donald trump from becoming the party's nominee. trump now has nearly half the number of delegates he needs. the big question is what will happen at the republican nominating convention in cleveland in july. trump is warning there could be serious consequences if the
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party tries to take the nomination away from him. >> i think you would have riots. i think you would have riots. i think bad things would happen. i really do. i believe that. i wouldn't lead it, but i think bad things would happen. >> if donald and i go into the convention with a whole bunch of delegates but just shy of 1237, then the delegates decide and that's democracy. >> there is a difference between a contested convention and a brokered convention. contested means the delegates decide in an open site, while brokered means the party bosses decide. fox news has canceled a debate scheduled for machine in salt lake city. donald trump announced he would not participate. then john kasich said he wouldn't show up if trump wasn't there so the network decided to scrap the event. trump is scheduled to make a speech to the israel port angeles affairs on monday. presidential candidates ted cruz and hillary clinton are set to speak to that powerful lobbying organization, as is vice
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president joe biden. a little girl hurt real bad. a gymnastics move goes wrong. a five-year-old girl is now fighting to walk again. and there is a major agreement among some of the world's top automakers. when we return, the safety technology you will see in many cars in the future. and we're still looking at a lot of slow traffic out there. this morning, if you are driving on 237, it has been a rough one getting into the valley. lots of sunshine. temperatures will be warming up pretty quick. pretty big system out here which will be paying a visit by the weekend, but not today. more on that coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning the commute started off rough and is still rough for people in the east bay who ride bart because they had to ache that a bus. >> christien kafton is at the north concord station. you have been testing out this bus service. how's it going? >> reporter: we tested out bus and bart. that's one of the reasons we are reporting later than we usually would because there were some, obviously, delays back and forth on bart. take a look right here. this is one of the bus bridges we have been talking about that goes between pittsburg, bay point and north concord bart. the service stops at the north concord bus station. if you are looking to come in from pittsburg bay point, you
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have to take the buses to the north concord bus station. let's show folks where the people are all going. you can see they are heading into the bart entrance over here. we rode bart back and forth in the last hour just to get a sense of how the morning commute is shaping up. there is one word for it. confusing. >> the bart train doesn't seem to be too packed inside. the confusion with which way the trains are coming, the station is a little bit more crowded. reluctant people not wanting to get on the train. you have a packed platform. the train seems to be okay. >> reporter: now, we saw some crowded trains and a lot of people again trying to figure out exactly how bart was working this morning. trains are in some cases going backwards into the station and they back out the same way they came in. that causes confusion for folks because they think the train is moving on towards pittsburg bay point area and that train is being sent back towards
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concord. earlier today we spoke with bart spokesperson alicia trost, who says the bus bridge situation too get between north concord seems to be working getting passengers where they need to go. >> riders on this line are definitely going to see shorter trains, unfortunately. we are already crowded. we are going field inspections and trying to get to the bottom of this problem. clearly, this morning we are only gonna have buses most likely. we are running a couple of test trains to see if we can see something and possibly run some train service. right now we are relying on the buses. >> reporter: bart says they are working hard to get to what's knocking out the car's electrical system. the buses take ten minutes between the stations and that time again building probably to the max right now 15, 20 minutes to get from pittsburg bay point here to north concord. this, of course, having a ripple effect through the bart system.
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bart spokesperson alicia trost said 50 bart scars were knocked out by that incident on wednesday. that means fewer bart cars taking people through the system. we talked about the full bart cars. we saw passengers flooding on to the trains. in some cases what's usually a nine-car train, maybe just down to eight cars. so if you are going to be using bart today, you can expect so see some packed cars and possibly delays through the system. >> all right. christien kafton. thank you. time is now 8:17. today major car makers and the federal government expected to announce beginning in 2022 automatic braking systems will be standard on most cars. it's an option on many cars now using cameras, radar and other sensors to detect objects nearby. and if the driver doesn't slow down or stop, the emergency system will take over and take the appropriate actions. 8:17. let's go over to traffic.
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sal, when there is a wrinkle on bart, the roads tend to suffer. is that what you are seeing? >> exactly. we are looking at highway 4 and looking at it with the help of my maps. easy for me to say. my maps. and it has been slow and usually by now this area that i am outlining is better. but guess what? it's not. and that's because a lot of people are not dealing with what's going on. they are actually just getting into the car. and remember those buses that christian just spoke about are on the freeway as well. we are not in very good shape here coming over the hill. then 680 slow from concord to walnut creek. i want to mention we have had slow traffic on 280. some of the same spots, 280 out of daly city to san bruno and 101, the south bay has continued to be very slow through the morning commute. we had a couple of earlier accidents. this is a look at 237. another way goat into the valley and it's going -- to get into the valley and it's going to be slow as well. this morning the toll plaza is backed up all the way out to
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the macarthur maze. so not a great commute on a thursday. the only silver lining is we haven't had any real major things that have been there too long. 8:18. let's go to time. sal, thank you, sir. very good morning. clear skies. we are on our way to a beautiful day. well above average on the temps. should be 62 to 68. we will be closer to 68 to 78 today. on st. patrick's day carlos two down u four to go, i am a cooking fool today. > [ applause ] >> happy st. paddy's day. i have heard of dancing fool. and kevin says, are you not wearing green because you have the green screen working behind you? that is absolutely right. >> uh-huh. >> you know, if i gave the controller enough time, they could take this out and you could see the green screen. they would hate me for it. so i won't. but yes. you guys are good. see it or not? can we do that, scott? who is directing? jeff? ken? can you do that or not?
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give us a second. okay. so you'll see. that's why if we wear green, camera four, there it is. >> see? >> how about that? >> thank you, thank you. very well done. >> if you wear green, as i was telling gasia, we would see right through me, so speak [ laughter ] >> thank you. let's go. but thank you, kevin. that's exactly right. clear skies. high pressure is here to stay for about two more days then it's going to break down. 40s and 50s on the temps. east bay temps, my goodness, moraga 55. black hawk at 48. 25 two bits up in truckee. 44 ukiah. they did not get the upper 30s. i think there was a couple, maybe one or two. looks good today, tomorrow. look at this. that's their system that's coming in. there will be two pieces to this. will start to come in sunday. that will be light. a stronger system behind that monday to tuesday. today it's all about sunshine and warmer temps. cooler saturday. rain to the north on sunday. i think we are okay sunday
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morning. let me deal with that friday. rainfall will be not that great, but it will be heaviest to the north. so really it's sunday night, monday into tuesday. around a quarter of an inch to an inch and a third farther north you go. not a big system, but it likes it will make it with more snow in the sierra and shasta. so sunny and warmer for everybody today. some cool lows. they were way up compared to the last couple of days. 70 stinson beach. sonoma 75. calistoga 77. 76 act i don't think -- anitoch oakwood and gilroy. saratoga in there, los gatos. 60s on the coast. upper looks nice. 70s san francisco to mid 70s on the peninsula. sunny, nice on friday. patchy fog. a little cooler. clouds roll in sunday. i think sunday morning all right. i think it's sunday afternoon/evening rain moves? >> heavy sunday? >> not heavy, but heavier
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monday/tuesday. >> but brief? >> that may be it. the next of next week looks dry. >> thank you. time is 8:21. there is a dog that their owners thought the dog was lost at sea. in minutes the amazing story of survival after a puppy was found five weeks after she went missing. nike unveils the latest high-tech innovation. what these shoes can do for themselves.
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8:24. a little bit of green on wall street here. checking markets we can see the dow is up by one half of one percent in early trading. investors seem to shrug off news that the number of americans filing unemployment claims inched up last week. 265,000 applications up 7,000 from the week before. a low level indicates a healthy job market. it helps consumers feel comfortable enough to spend money on cars, homes, entertainment and eating out. google will pay a quarter of $1 billion for a property. they will lease back some of the space to net app after the deal closes. that's expected to happen late last next. they have been leasing and buying property across silicone valley and san francisco. commercial realtors say they don't expect that to stop any time soon. a little bit easier for
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people to find a them buy in silicone valley. the number of homes on the market is growing and demand is slowing down a little. santa clara realtors say they were 400 homes on the market in december. that jumped to 900 in january. location and price are factors. homes listed for less than a million and a half dollars are getting multiple offers. 8:26. the top auto safety regulator says one of his family's cars is going recalled. mark rose k-9, who heads up the national highway traffic safety administration, was notified the car his wife drives has a takata airbag that could explode. that is helping him to understand what other people who have cars affected by that huge recall are going through. 24 million cars, trucks, and suvs have been recalled. less than a third have had their airbags replaced because there just aren't enough parts to fix all of the affected cars as
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yet. well, you remember the movie "back to the future"? those self-lacing shoes that marty mcfly had? it's going to be available to you soon. you may remember this scene from "back to the future" 2. you can see the shoes strapping themselves into place. now almost 30 years later nike is unveiling its version of that self-tying shoe. and the soccer star cristiano renaldo tried some on yesterday in new york. here's how they work. you slide the shoes on. your heel hits a sensor in the shoe. you press a butt and they a-- a button and they adjust to a comfortable fit. the nike hyperadapt, which is what it's called, goes on sale later this year. but at first only to nike plus members. we don't know how much the shoes will cost. 8:27. seaworld announces a manger
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change -- major change this morning involving one of its major attractions. a plan that involves a piece of vacant land for the homeless. and should a highly encrypted messaging app be used by a public official? the debate going on in san francisco. still have a lot of slow traffic into the valley. this is a live look at 237. can you see it's slow getting over towards sunnyvale. some areas across the country might be green with envy about how nice our weather's going to be. we will talk about that coming up.
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8:30. welcome back to "mornings on 2". >> let's check your weather and traffic. steve, i ducked out a second ago. the sun is so bright, it feels so beautiful outside. >> had to put on shades? >> so bright. >> future's so bright. >> that's right. >> had to put on shades. it is sunny, dave, gasia. it will be a warm day. midge and alfred. cool crisp morning. warm afternoon. currently 50 degrees in foster city. that's true. this is cali swag mama. no, the green screen does not count. what color are your socks? they are green. 40s, 50s warming up pretty quick. half moon bay is 55. brentwood 55. woodside 47. los altos in there. a little cooler but not much. menlo park, palo alto 50. san mateo, hillsboro and 55 in
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pacifica. 25/35 in truckee and reno. 40s in the valleys or 50s. the system won't do anything today or tomorrow but it will start saturday. rain on sunday. the heavier amount sunday night into monday. so i think we will get a little bit sunday morning. not a lot of cool lows. not that cool. they are going to warm up pretty quick and we will have 70s. low, mid, to a few upper. 8:32. busy on the san mateo bridge. that's clear. you have bart, east bay? >> yeah, a lot of busy traffic out there, steve. it is going to be slow on the san mateo bridge, on the peninsula, in the south bay. so all the freeways are slow this morning. let's take a look now at 880 northbound. it's beginning to slow down out of san mateo and it continues to move along very slowly all the way up to downtown oakland. 580 is slow from san leandro up to the lakeshore area. out to the bay bridge toll plaza we go. still backed up. this has not shown any sign of relief. 25-minute delay before you make
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it to the bridge. looking at 101 and 280 in san jose, 101 had earlier accidents. 85 and 280. this is like a mid-morning commute. we are kind of late this morning. i think a lot of people are going to be late. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. it is a messaging app. it's encrypted. it's used around the world. it's raising concerns now in san francisco. >> ktvu's brian flores live in front of city hall this morning with what telegram is all about and how it's reportedly keeping san francisco supervise out of the public eye. >> reporter: the app's developer is from russia. when he and his brother created this app a few years ago they were trying to make an app so the government wouldn't see their text messages or pictures or emails so they made it highly encrypted. there are a couple of concerns. one is security concerns, but also what happens when a public official uses this type of app as well. that's really the debate going on here in san francisco.
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according to the technology website the information who first reported on this, some san francisco supervisors are using this controversial app called telegram. what makes telegram unique is that it has encrypted secret chat features. also the capability to allow the message self-destruct on both the users an recipient's end. what's concerning and what's being debated is whether the communication and the app being used on it falls under the state's public records act. while rules state that some messages fall under that, a user can self-destruct a message and nobody would ever know. according to the examiner, they have identified the supervisors who do have this app. they say it's aaron peskin, jane kim, david compose, john avalos and malia cohen. we have reached out to one of the supervisors to get their reaction on this article and whether or not they use the app. we have not heard back.
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at the very least, it brings up an interesting debate on whether this app should be used by public officials in the first place. 8:35. students at uc davis who haven't camped outside the office of the chancellor linda katahey got a chance to speak with her. the students protesting the chancellor's involvement with devry university. a for profit university under federal investigation. she is also on the board of a textbook publishing company. they want her to resign. she showed up unannounced and spoke with them briefly. >> the only time she did speak was to frustratingly tell us like we don't -- what we are saying is inaccurate. she refused to acknowledge her actions in any way. >> the chancer admits she made an error and gave up the board seat. she intends to donate the money to scholarships but is not planning to resign police arrest add homeless man accused of groping several women and a
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ten-year-old girl inside a bookstore. a booking photo shows 29-year-old max davidson. police say he groped people inside a bookstore on castro street earlier this month. he is also accused of exposing himself. by the time police arrived he was gone but officers arrested him down the block. a court hearing this afternoon for ant known garcia-torres. he is accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar. he is charged with her murder. prosecutors want to seek the death penalty. the d.a.'s office told ktvu today's hearing, it's a judicial matter. the murder trial is due to begin on april 25th. now, even though sierra lamar's body has never been found, investigators say they found her dna inside of garcia torres' car. meantime, last night sierra's family and friend gathered at a fremont restaurant marking the fourth anniversary of her disappearance. the restaurant because one of
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sierra's favorite restaurants. family members say they were touched by the big turnout. 15-year-old sierra lamar vanished four years ago heading to a bus stop on her way to school. organized searches for her, they ended last year, but a group of volunteers will look for sierra again this saturday along the uvas reservoir in morgan hill. new this morning seaworld says it will no longer breed killer whales in captivity. in a statement, seaworld says, as society's understanding of orcas keeps changing, seaworld is changing with it. the 2013 documentary "blackfish" about the treatment of capty orcas put a lot of pressure on seaworld. the company says it will end theatrical shows. they are also going to introduce some new inspiring natural ep counters with the remaining whales? a girl is fighting to walk again after she was injured while trying to do a back bend.
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she is paralyzed from the waist down. it happened back in december as she was doing a back bend. she ended up collapsing on the floor in pain. 30 minutes later, she could not feel her legs. >> i said, move your leg. unbend your knee. and she looks and said i can't. so i was like, eden, unbend your knee. she is like, i can't. i tried to like set her down on the floor and her legs like bug upled. atry leading to her spine is cut off. >> she is attending physical therapy several times a beak. next month she travels to baltimore and then to kentucky where she will spend three months in intensive therapy. a young cancer patient get to go see the world through the kindness of strangers. she is three years old. her name is eli. she is terminally ill. because of her condition she has been unable to fly. she started getting postcards from people all around the world. complete strangers.
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her mom says it's not only showing her places she can't go. it's showing her that people support her. you can find much more "about elly" and other stories by ktvu's instagram page. follow us @ktvu2 for a very inspiring story on this sweet little girl. >> beautiful. 8:39. a north bay man is going back to court next week facing charges that he lied about being in the military and earned a purple heart. when we come back the story of the man accused of violating the federal stolen valor act. an incredible story involving a german shepherd. the puppy found alive after being lost at sea for more than a month. good morning. looking at a lot of slow traffic out there. unfortunately, this commute has been kind of a late one and it's still very slow in the east bay. sunny. nice. warm. in fact, very warm. warmest day of the week. the changes for the weekend. we'll fine-tune that for you.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". 8:42. a man for housing the homeless in san jose is getting some opposition from some who live in the willow glen neighborhood. the city wants to put temporary homes on a plot of land that's nearby. ktvu fox 2's janine de la vega is in san jose to explain both
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sides of this issue. >> reporter: the piece of land that the city is eying is right next to a facility that helps those recovering from substance abuse and mental health issues. some say having services so close to this piece of land is ideal. others say they don't want more homeless here. city officials are looking at a six-acre piece of land on evans lane near kiertzner and almaden expressway. a proposal has been drawn up to put manufactured homes on it. it would house 17 po homeless people and look familiar to the santa cruz center. it would have a kitchen, bathroom and on-site staff. the land is already owned by the city and is designated for affordable housing. >> is a place we feel we can get on line much faster and get people into a safe environment. >> i think any time you propose a facility anywhere in any city there will be concerns.
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>> reporter: councilman pierre olivero favors using places of worship spread through san jose instead of concentrating into one neighborhood to house the homeless. people who own nearby businesses don't want the project because they say the area already deals with crime and homeless. anyone with concerns is encouraged to come to a public meeting being held march 30. janine de la vega, ktvu fox 2. in santa cruz, police released a video of a woman suspected of stealing mail from a house. now, police say -- look at this surveillance video. it shows a woman ringing a doorbell. then taking mail out of a mailbox when no one answered immediately. but when the woman inside spoke on the intercom and asked what the woman wanted, she claimed she was looking for a home posted on a website airbnb. as you saw, it looked like she
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had already stolen the mail out of that mailbox. a marin county man charged in federal court for lying about being a u.s. marine and being awarded a purple heart. officials say gregly allen made up an elaborate story about serving in the military and earning a variety of awards for his bravery. he ran a gym in san rafael often dressed as a marine while holding fundraisers for his business. lying about this is against federal law. snoop new this morning hazardous materials investigators are one of the biggest oil refineries in southern california now. the exxonmobil refinery in torrance had a big flare up last night and flames were visable for miles across l.a. county. a local utility says a mylar balloon hit a power line
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leading into the refinery and that left several neighborhoods in the dark, which made that refinery flare seem a lot brightner comparison. last year a huge explosion at that refinery sent ash around gas odor all over that neighborhood. so far, there are no reports of anything similar last night. testimony is due to resume on capitol hill today about the water crisis in flint, michigan. michigan's governor is due to testify. officials want to determine who is responsible for unsafe levels of lead that leached into the water supply in flint. in his prepared remarks, governor rick snyder says he didn't find out about the contamination until almost 18 months after the town's water source was switched from lake huron and the detroit river to the flint river. it was an effort to reduce cost. time is 8:46. we are getting a look inside a major construction project in san francisco.
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the new transbay center. ktvu's claudine wong got a trip, a top to the bottom tour of what is being called the grand central station of the west. a new bus bridge is being built to carry bus traffic from the east bay into that transbay center. the next level below will be the train level designed for caltrain and future high-speed rail. and then up top a five-acre rooftop park with gardens, an amphitheater, and a two-story restaurant. >> there is the restaurant. there will be a cafe. a children's playground. 13 gardens from all over the world. jogging paths. there will be an art installation by ned kahn. the water will announce the rifle of the buses. >> it is a $4.5 billion transit hub. it's on schedule to be completed by the end of next year. time is 8:47. let's go right back to sal. check our commute. see if everybody is behaving. >> yes, dave, it's been pretty
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slow out there and legs go out and take a look at what we have now. you can see traffic is going to be busy on a lot of the roads. but highway 4 should be better by now, but it's just not. usually by now we have traffic that's eased up. i think a lot of people are on the road and there are bart buses on the road between pittsburg and north concord. that has messed the commute up. also this morning we are looking at 680 southbound as you drive past highway 24. we have some slow traffic there. moving the maps over to the peninsula where southbound 280 is a little bit slow as you drive out of daly city, an earlier problem. i would use 101 if you are going down the peninsula today. let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. slight improvement. just a little bit. not much. just about a 20-minute delay. and if you are driving in san jose this morning, 280 is a little better on the northbound side, which is on the right, but southbound is still slow getting up to highway 17. 8:48. let's go to steve with the bay
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area forecast. >> sal, is there anything on "the 9" that you would like to tell us about? >> i am going to be doing the tease. since you're my friend. >> okay. >> i will tell you. >> between you and me then. >> i will tell you. >> yes. >> we are going to be talking about a popular attraction at san diego seaworld that's no longer going to be. that's kind of amazing how this came about. but we are going to be talking about that. also, another live update on this whole bart thing. a lot of people are upset about that. >> thank you, sal. >> all right. we will get to it. a beautiful st. patrick's day. and yes, people have been sending me green because i can't wear green. i'm not doing the river dance. i am not going to do that. oh, all right. okay. ♪[ music playing ] [ applause ] >> let's get to it. la honda, thank you, matt. he says here's some green for you, steve. happy st. patrick's day. thank you, matt. appreciate that. there is some green here. there is some blue out here.
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lots of blue up above. a patch of fog up in the park. tomorrow that will play into our weather. upper 40s. woodside's in there. 50 los altos. 52 hillsboro and san mateo. 61 redding. wow. 25 truckee. 48 sacramento. must be a little north breeze there. that would do it. otherwise, good today. probably good tomorrow except a little patchy fog. this is our system. it won't be here starting saturday. this is an impressive low churning here. the first part of the system will drape across us sunday morning giving us lighter rain. today though it will be sunny all over the place. cooler saturday. looks like some rain, maybe light rain early sunday morning. i think the heavier stuff, so to speak, comes in late sunday and again monday. here is the next five days. nothing until sunday morning. that's for sure. the overall amounts through late into tuesday show a quarter of
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an inch to almost an inch of rain. heavier amounts to the north. today mid 70s for some. a few 60s. a lot of 70s. clearlake, ukiah 78. petaluma 75. san rafael is in there. sonoma, napa 75. oh, my favorite time of the year, dave, is march. the hills are green. 75 walnut creek. 73 alameda. 76 livermore. 77 morgan hill. santa cruz at 75. 70 half moon bay. 75 woodside, redwood city. 72 in the city. nice again on friday. probably a little bit of fog. other than that, partly cloudy saturday. clouding up sunday. rain will be moving in. >> perfect weather. 8:51. very brave people will go to new heights in san francisco raising money for a good cause. over the next two days about 100 people will rappel -- look how high this is -- 230 feet down the side of the hyatt regency
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hotel raising money for outward bound, an outdoor leadership program for young people. a lot of local celebrities, including oakland mayor libby schaaf, will do this rapelling outside the outside of the hotel. ktvu's rosmary orozco will do it as well, and to do it even one better, claudine wong of ktvu will rappel down live tomorrow on the 4. don't miss it. time is 8:52. a puppy that fell off a fishing boat in southern california five weeks ago was found alive. the navy found a dog named luna right there on san clementi island. it's 18 months old. it's a german shepherd. they thought she was least at sea. tuesday the dog was found by chance on a navy training base. >> we are driving up the main road. spotted her. opened their car door and whistled and in she jumped. had to thank the navy. >> from luna and her owner nick
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and myself and everyone that knows this dog, i mean the deepest gratitude to them. >> a happy ending. the navy says the dog probably survived by drinking puddles of water from the storms. welcome home, luna. 8:53. some people have creepy crawlers for pets. others have big snakes. when we come back we will introduce you to a woman and her 125-pound alligator named rambo.
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welcome back. today in san francisco a ground breaking for a new park. it's at 17th and folsom. it's a $5.2 million project paid for primarily by grants from the california recreation and parks department. it's an almost 32,000 square foot park with an outdoor performance and classroom space, a lawn area, a children's play area, adult fitness equipment, and a community garden.
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okay. are you wearing green today? i'm wearing it. gasia's wearing it. and millions of people all over the world are wearing it for st. paddy's day. here in the u.s. the holiday's expected to generate more than $4 billion in total sales between st. patrick's day- themed clothing, food and drinks. that's about 35 bucks a person. a survey also found 31% of the people plan to take part in a special holiday meal. 25% of the people expected to celebrate at a bar. well, how about a green doughnut with that shamrock shake? i don't know. but mcdonald's is offering its traditional green shake again this year. it's been a customer favorite for st. paddy's day since 1970. and at burger king there is a new oreo irish mint shake and jalepeno chicken fries. and in the spirit of the holiday, krispy kreme is going
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crean with green doughnuts, offering green frost frosting and sprinkles and shamrock shaped doughnuts. the warriors keep doing it. keep setting records. the first team in the history of the nba and the three other american pro sports leagues to win 50 straight games at home. they just routed the knicks last night 121-85. marreese speights showed he could hit threes as well. there's one. he actually did it three. a career high for him. and steph curry just ridiculous. eight three-pointers. he had 34 points. a game high. the warriors head out on a three-game road trip. it starts tomorrow night in dallas. all right. here's one of those stories you have to see to believe. a woman in florida fighting to keep her 125-pound pet alligator. her name is mary thorn. her buddy alligator is rambo.
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she has had him 11 years. the wildlife commission says a pet alligator has to have 2.5 acres of land to roam around. rambo is now six feet long. thorn says her land does not meet that size requirement, but rambo can't be outside because he is sensitive to the sun. >> they got a two and a half acre rule. my land does not meet that. but he doesn't need it because he can't go outside. he has special needs. >> she says she's trying to get rambo certified as a therapy animal so she can keep him at home. by the way, she says he is trained not to bite. he also knows 70 different commands. all right. so my co-anchors wearing green, but i am not because i want to be pinched? > [ laughter ] >> we are talking about some of the things.
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bart is not making people have. we will have a live report. and seaworld in san diego is going to end a popular attraction. that and more coming up on ktvu "mornings on 2: the 9". .
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