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deadly motorcycle crash. the closure you need to know about. and just four hours to go until the gates open at san francisco's outside lands music festival. more on security and how to navigate around traffic in the area. this and more coming up on "mornings on 2". ornings on 2". 7:00. wow, it's a gray, cool, misty scene in golden gate park in san francisco. listening to j cole. one of the artists so many are going to be showing up to see. we are examining the impacts, if you will, it has on san francisco and we will talk about outside lands. it is sold out. good morning this friday morning, august 5. i am gasia mikaelian. >> it's cold outside. >> i know. >> i am dave clark. let's talk about weather now. steve paulson in his office right now. >> i think you saw it right
there. >> yeah. >> drizzly. ground is wet. there is a lot of reports of drizzle, you guys. if you are heading to outside lands, i would take the waterproof jacket. the drizzle will probably let up. it might pick up by this evening. usually some sun breaks. the low clouds come right back in. not going to be very sunny. brad shaeffer says rainy and drizzly in sausalito. can barely see alcatraz. even in pleasant hill, feels like a seasonal change. if pleasant hill gets some drizzle, that's an impressive fog bank, and that's what we have here. it's getting helped along by a low coming in. it's made it out to the sacramento valley. fairfield west at 17. 50s, 60s on these temps. they are pretty much stuck with the cloud cover. low clouds. a few breaks here. one little right there, a low inging in. another swinging in saturday. heat the beat. second verse same as the first. that's fog, cooler, drizzle,
can't get much cooler coast and in the city. it's been darn cold there lately. 50s, 60s. 70s for areas in the 90s o days ago. alex, milpitas you want it start with? >> yes. it's a deadly accident involving a motorcyclist and it has shut down a major intersection there. that's the intersection of milpitas boulevard and calaveras boulevard. you see it there on your map. i want to take you to a live picture i believe we have on the ground. there you can see the motorcycle that was involved in this accident. we do understand from police that this appears to have been just a solo motorcycle accident. so no other cars involved in this crash. again, that motorcyclist was killed in the accident, and you can see that the intersection, much of it blocked off this morning. so certainly that is a good area to avoid. that is milpitas boulevard at calaveras boulevard in the city
of milpitas. i'll take you now and show you a live picture of the bay bridge toll plaza. a report of a crash just west of the pay gates. west of the toll plaza. looks like it's on the right- hand shoulder. keep an eye on that. it could sort of slow things down once you get past the pay gates heading into the city. a live look at the san mateo bridge. there you go. things getting busier and busier, but no major slowdowns on that span at 7:03 in the morning. back to the desk now. happening today, it's the final countdown to outside lands music festival which starts at noon. concert goers will see a range of musical acts, gourmet food, wine, craft beer. >> ktvu's christien kafton at golden gate park. you are at the gates there. what's happening, and what should we look forward to? >> reporter: we are at the gates. not a whole heck of a lot happening right now because we still have about five hours until the first show kicks off about four hours until they open the gates. we are seeing personnel arrive who are going to handle the
concert venue. they are expecting 70,000 people today, tomorrow, and also on sunday. you can expect there is going to be a lot of big crowds. the first act kicks off at noon. there will be big crowds out here by then. the three-day concert features acts that i think everybody is familiar with. we have been talking about them. duran duran will be playing tonight. radiohead going to be headlining tomorrow night. and lionel richie plays on sunday. those are just three of the more than 100 musical acts that will be out here playing over the course of outside lands. crews were scrambling yesterday putting the finishing touches on the iconic main stage. promoters say this year, as always, security is a major concern. they will be working closely with san francisco police. >> we are always in such with sfpd. we are working closely with the fbi. there are a lot of different security elements that are involved whenever you put on a
large event that 10 or 15 years ago we didn't think about. so the lines may take a little bit longer. we are waning everybody. >> reporter: also, the festival is going cashless. concert goers will get wristbands they can tie to their credit cards, their identity, and wand themselves or pass their wristband over and they can buy everything from food to beer, wine, t- shirts, all the souvenirs that they might want. one of the other big issues we have been talking about all morning long is transportation. getting out here to golden gate park can be very tough. once you get out here, finding a parking spot can be tougher. they are recommending anybody who wants to come out to take some kind of public transportation. take a ridesharing service, muni, take bart so you can get in and out easily. an ongoing story might be the weather. we have had cool, drizzly conditions this morning. that means that the ground is going to be wet. if you are coming to outside lands, be sure you are prepped
for the possibility of having wet ground. bring ground cover so you can stay as dry as possible. >> in the days after outside lands wraps up, there is always a huge clean-up effort. a lot of trash left behind? >> reporter: yeah. of course, that's the other ongoing story. once everybody leaves, the clean-up. and the impact it has on the neighborhood around the area here. in years past, a lot of neighbors said since the big concert is going on, 210,000 people over the course of three days, a lot of people in the neighborhood simply either leave or rent out their homes or airbnb it. that kind of thing. it definitely has a big impact in the neighborhood. >> we will have san francisco supervisor scott weiner on "the 9" and talking about these issues. thank you. new developments about that wildfire on the napa county line. 900 firefighters are working around the clock trying to control the cold fire near lake
barryessa. it started tuesday afternoon west of the city of winters. it has now burned more than 4700 acres. it's only 15% contained. an evacuation order for one county neighborhood in yolo county was lifted yesterday. the crews were able to keep those flames safely away from dozens of homes. meantime, fire crews in monterey county, they are starting to get the upper hand on that big fire that started two weeks ago south of carmel. calfire says the soberanes fire is now 30% contained and the cooler weather is a big part of that. the fire has now burned more than 51,000 acres. it's about the size of oakland. investigators say an illegal campfire started that fire, which burned 57 homes. meantime, that big fire in monterey county has forced the cancellation of the salinas valley half-marathon. that race was due to take place saturday morning, but they called it off because of bad air quality now, runners, you can still pick up your race
shirts and goodie bags this afternoon at the salinas valley memorial hospital's farmers market. water and other resources that were going to be used at the half-marathon is now going to be donated to the firefighters out there battling the fire. authorities in monterey county say the soberanes fire has likely burned millions of dollars worth of illegal marijuana. they say they discovered several illegal marijuana farms while battling the flames south of carmel. authorities have come face to face about a number of suspected marijuana farmers tending to their fields. >> one of the fire crews came across a grow, or what they believed to be a grow, along with three gentleman. the second group reported to be hikers without any gear, without anything to suggest that that is true, that they are hikers. so we believe they were tending a garden somewhere in the forest. we have now located that forest and we have reason to believe that it's probably been consumed by the fire. >> so far authorities have
detained nine people. there have been no arrests. two former pittsburg police officers say they were forced out of their jobs because they raised questions and concerns that the police department was actually hiding crime stats to put the city in a bad light. the two former officers filed separate lawsuits yesterday in federal court. they claim top officials in the department told officers to falsify crime reports by not documenting the use of force incidents and classifying crimes as less serious than they really were. the two former officers are seeking back pay and future lost wages. the police department can't comment on pending litigation and personnel matters. today a preliminary hearing continues to determine whether eight people should go on trial for the shooting death of an oakland mother. 30-year-old sham eel pierce was shot while shielding her children from bullets outside
of their home. prosecutors say she was caught in a crossfire during a confrontation between two groups. seven of the defendants face murder charges, while an eighth suspect is accused of being an accessory. the first witness in the hearing will be cross examined this morning. the labor department released the u.s. unemployment rate. the rate remained at 4.9% last month. the same report found u.s. employers hired at a steady pace in july. experts view this as a sign of underlying strength for the labor market despite the sluggish economic growth we have seen in recent months. looking at stocks, people like the news. dow jones is up almost a full percentage gaining 150 points. s&p gained about .7 of 1%. nasdaq up by one full percent early on this morning. time is 7:10. counting down to the summer olympic games in rio. will you look at this. this is the sunrise the athletes and the fans in rio
started their day with. right now it's just past 11:00 in the morning there. the games will officially kick off tonight with the opening ceremonies. and the olympic torch is headed to rio's maracana stadium. the torch going through downtown rio de janeiro overnight. a small symbolic cauldron was lit on stage. torch bearers ron along copacabana beach. the ceremonial torch relayed last april in olympia, greece. it has traveled through more than 300 brazilian towns and cities. olympic organizers are getting help on the security front from 1,000 spies, including specially trained u.s. military personnel. the information came from a classified support that outlines the security operation in rio. the report also indicates that u.s. resources, including spy satellites, electronic eavesdropping devices, and
social media monitoring software are being used to help brazilian counter terror officials. larger u.s. military units are reportedly on call in case a counter terror operation is needed. officials say there are no indications of a specific plot against the olympic games. 7:12. efforts to speed up the safety improvements on san francisco streets, what mayor ed lee wants done in the next three months after the deaths of two bicyclists in crashes just hours apart. two babies in california, including one right here in the bay area, are born with birth defects connected to the zika virus. what health officials are saying about threats to the rest of the public. plus, starting to see more and more slow traffic around the bay area in many of the usual spots. we will tell you about your commute coming up. i will also give you more information on a deadly crash we are following down in the south bay. rather solid fog bank and many reports of drizzle. it's a cooler pattern. we will see if it holds into the weekend or if there is some warmer weather on the way.
a baby born at an east bay hospital had birth defects connected to the zika virus. we are told the baby was born at alta baits medical center in perkily in the past six months and the baby's mother recently graveled to guatemala to an area infected with zika. her baby was born with an unusually small head. >> it can effect the nerve cells early on in development and cause damage. that's what's thought to be causing the small heads and small brains. >> now, state health officials stress there is no evidence zika virus is being spread in california. the state has identified 114 cases in california residents, all of whom contracted the virus in other countries. now, florida is the only u.s. state so far that has reported home-grown zika virus
transmission by mosquitoes. yesterday this was happening in miami. aerial spraying was conducted over a small neighborhood where 15 people have been infected with the virus. now, the governor of florida says the state is taking all of this very seriously and is prepared to handle zika and win the fight against it. we have a lot more information for you on the zika virus on our channel 2 website ktvu.com. it is our top story right now at the top of the home page. well, state health officials in sonoma county are urging everyone be careful if you will be swimming in the russian river after tests this week revealed the presence of a harmful toxic algae. they are asking everybody to take precautions, especially with children and pets around the river. children tend to put their hands in their mouths while they are in the water, and dogs
often slurp up the river water. >> there was no signs. so i didn't know. i didn't know dogs could die from that. i am not going to let them do this any more. t. last summer toxic algae was blamed for deaths two dogs in the russian river area. . experiments using human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. critics of the plan say scientists my inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains. some experiments could result in the development they say with human sperm and embryos of fetuses. scientists argue they could take steps to prevent those outcomes. the moratorium could be lifted in the fall of next year. let's get you out the door. alex, we have difficult things happening in our commute now? >> we sure do. good morning to you. in meteorologist, what's
milpitas, we will show you the scene. this is right at the intersection of calaveras bumped and milpitas boulevard. police are investigating. obviously, lanes are shut down. as we pan to the right you can maybe see -- well, over in this area, i should say, is where the motorcycle involved in this accident is still in the middle of the roadway there. we believe this crash involved just the person riding that motorcycle, and that person killed in the crash. again the intersection of calaveras boulevard and milpitas boulevard closed down. let me take you to the maps here so you can get a sense of exactly where that is. there you go. between 680 and 880. this is an area to avoid this morning if you are traveling through milpitas. now we will take you and give you a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza there, and you can see that you have a pretty significant backup heading towards -- into san francisco. backed up about to the pay
gates. still moving along okay along eastshore freeway through berkeley and emeryville. and also we'll give you a live look at highway 4. coming out of pittsburg and antioch we have a backup, but it's not as bad as it could be for this time of the morning. that's a pretty decent ride, i'd say for this time of the morning. a lot of folks socked in? >> yes. many will -- it's lifted. we call it low clouds. fog a couple days ago. it was down on the deck. any way you look at it, it's been a cool, cool pattern for the coast. san francisco, alameda, people had to turn the heater on. when you get it out to the sacramento valley, it's usually maxed out. outside lands looks cool to me. we will go a high of 60. i think that low cloud deck comes right back in and there has been a lot of drizzle there
this morning. chloe in clear lake says, hey, i see a cloud. cooler in lake county. how about that? 52 and a nice breeze under partly cloudy skies. looks mostly sunny to me, chloe. but it will be cooler. temperatures with a drizzle. evelyn says, good morning, all, a cool 57. heavy overcast causing a slight mist. south san jose a cooler friday on tap for sure. it started yesterday with the inland temps. went down 10, 15 degrees for some. when the low clouds make it out to fairfield, that breeze was the key. travis gusts to 43. crazy windy. even low clouds out to sacramento valley. bodega bay cooled off 53. san francisco between 55, 56. the water temp half moon bay holding steady. monterey between 57, 58, 59 all week. it's cold enough. all it needs is a little system to come in and enhance it. that's what we got. inland temps have really cooled
off significantly and they will continue to do so well inland. north bay temps 51 above calistoga, 50s novato, petaluma, sebastapol, winds are at 56. everybody pretty close there. the breeze is kind of the key. west-southwest, west-southwest, northwest at fairfield. that's a fresh breeze bruce a couple symptoms coming in to visit have enhanced the fog bank. the monsoon got close. it's been in arizona. made it into nevada. it was trying, trying, trying to get up to the sierra. looks like it's going to stay east and southeast. some of the clouds off on the lee side. this pattern is not favorable to bring in monsoon cloud cover. it is favorable for that big fog bank. there is a little guy. a little spin in the atmosphere. that will be in saturday. that enhances it. keeps the onshore breeze going and cooler weather for just about everybody. fog. drizzle. cooler. breezy inland. by the coast already. 60s. 70s. we will get breaks in the low
clouds. clear lake 89. low 80s. 70s danville, walnut creek, danville. how about that? 92, 93 two days ago. not now. 70s around san jose. much of the santa clara valley as well. 50s, 60s on the coast. mainly low 70s on the peninsula. not much change tomorrow. a little warmer sunday. >> okay. thank you, steve. a 7-year-old about to have a birthday didn't want a cake for herself. all she wanted was to spend her birthday with people she never met. in 20 minutes, this little girl's special birthday that made her mom very proud. also, donald trump may be losing support. up next, what new polls reveal about his chances against hillary clinton in the race for the white house.
welcome back to "mornings on 2". in the race for the white house there is trouble this morning for donald trump. new polls are showing him losing ground to democratic candidate hillary clinton. now, political analysts say some in the republican party are worried trump will lose the election and drag down other republicans in tight congressional and governors races. a fox news poll shows 44% have a favorable opinion of hillary clinton. 55% unfavorable. but that survey shows donald trump's numbers are even worse. 63% unfavorable to just 36% of voters who have a favorable opinion of donald trump. >> he is in the -- especially
perverse situation of forcing other republicans to take a position pro or con on his antics, and that's disastrous. >> an index of polls in batle ground states show hillary clinton leading in florida, michigan, new hampshire, and pennsylvania. we are learning more about an american woman killed in a knife attack in london. she has been identified as 64- year-old darlene horton of tallahassee, florida. she was married to a florida state university professor who was teaching a summer class in london. they were hours away from returning to the united states. the stabbing happened wednesday in russell square. a popular london tourist area. five others were hurt, including another american. police used a taser to restrain the suspect as he continued to stab people on the street. he is a 19-year-old norwegian citizen. police say he may have mental health issues. they do not believe the move was terror related. a california mayor accused of playing strip poker with
teenage camp counselors. the scandal involving stockton's mayor and how his lawyer is responding to the arrest. and after two cyclists were struck and killed last month, the city of san francisco plans major changes for two locations in order to make them more bicycle friendly . we have those changes coming up. as we keep an eye on your roadways this morning, things slowing down in many of the usual spots around the bay area. i will also be giving you some more information about a deadly crash in the south bay that you're going to want to be aware of as well. well, the fog makes it to fairfield, lake barryessa and sacramento. that does everything. that's a blessing for the firefighters. so they get the good news. cooler temps and a lot of higher humidity and fog. (man) honey, what's a word for "large blaze"?
[ music playing ] were. >> 7:30. boy, there will be crowds coming up today in san francisco's golden gate park for outside lands. listening to oakland's own fantastic negrito who is taking the stage this year. he was going to last year but then there was a thing that happened. this year so many people so excited to have them taking the stage at outside lands.
lionel richie, duran duran. something for everybody. fog and drizzle for everyone. look at that sky. the workers wearing jackets as they set up for the three-day party. we will talk about the weather and whether or not you need a jacket. maybe a puffy coat coming up when we chat with steve. good morning. i am dave clark. that's gasia. steve paulson is right over there. and the weather is outside, man. >> that's a lot of fog. >> that is. >> so be prepared for that. you might want to wear your fog hat because you don't want to be a fool for the city because there is a lot of drizzle. [ applause ] . >> thank you. you old rockers get that. i know you do. lonesome dave. all right. it's not going to be very warm. i wish i could say it will be sunny and nice. the sun should break through. usually does. it will be back by this evening. it's going to be cool. christien was out there early.
drizzle, drizzle, drizzle. that's my drizzle by the way. entertain myself on a friday. fog helping the firefighters. it made to lake barryessa, fairfield, and out to the sacramento valley. that's a heck of a push. maxing itself out today. it's lifted way up there. 50s and 60s on the temps. east bay temps 56. everyone is really close. 55 lafayette. 57 black hawk. 59 brentwood. 17 miles per hour. west 12. west-southwest. northwest. it's in place. it being the sea breeze or the delta breeze. also very close for the sierra. it's going to stay east. looks like that monsoon cloud cover moisture, but not up into tahoe, truckee. probably see the cloud cover to the east and south. fog for everybody. a little system there. another one swinging in. that keeps us going to saturday. fog, low clouds, drizzle. some breaks. cooler, breezy. 70s inland. windy for some. cool coast and in the city. 50s, 60s, to 70s in areas that were 90 degrees two days ago.
alex, you got busy you will of a sudden. >> we sure did. steve, i want to give folks another update on the situation in milpitas. we have been following a developing story there where there was a deadly motorcycle crash a short time ago, and the police, they are in milpitas, they are investigating this crash at the intersection of milpitas boulevard and calaveras boulevard. you can see that is where the crash is. obviously, closures in place. so this is an area to avoid. my colleague brian flores is going to have a live report on the situation there coming up in just a few minutes here. coming up shortly, in fact. meantime, we are going to take a live look here at the situation on 880. coming up into the downtown oakland area you can see the folks headed northbound beginning to slow down just a bit heading past oracle arena. i also will take you out here further into the east bay and you can see this is highway 24 headed westbound out of the walnut creek area, and the folks headed westbound are going to be slow for a bit coming through lafayette. another couple pockets of
slowing heading towards the caldecott tunnel. 3:74 is the time. again i want to get over to my colleague brian flores live now in milpitas at the scene of that deadly motorcycle crash with new information we're learning on the accident. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah. east calaveras road, milpitas boulevard, this particular intersection is highly affected, as you mentioned. both directions here on calaveras boulevard is shut down as we speak as they continue to investigate this deadly motorcycle crash. you are taking a look at the motorcycle that was involved in this crash. the coroner is also here doing their work as well. a lieutenant with the milpitas police department is here. what is the latest? what can you tell us in terms of what happened? >> we got a 911 call. officers were on scene within seconds. found the motorcyclist in the center median. fire and paramedics responded. they rendered life saving aid to the rider.
unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. >> reporter: what can you tell us in terms of the rider himself? we are gathering more information, but can you tell us any information about him? >> i cannot tell you much about him at this point because next of kin has not been notified. that will be done with the coroner's office. i can tell you it was a male rider. that's all i can tell you at this point. >> reporter: any indication of speed or lane splitting or alcohol? any factors that you can tell us at this point? >> several witnesses stopped and spoke with our traffic investigators. our investigation is still ongoing. i don't want to put anything out there that could be contradicting to what they discover in their investigation. at this point i cannot release any other information. >> reporter: can you describe the traffic at the time? was traffic normal? can you describe what it would be normally at this time? >> it's usually bumper-to- bumper at 5:30 in the morning. >> reporter: can you describe the bike? a specialized bike. do you know what type it is or anything like that? >> there is no distinct markings on the bike. i don't want to say anything
because it looks distinctive. next of kin has not been notified. >> reporter: all right, thank you so much for your time. i appreciate the latest update. looks like some of the lanes are opening here, lieutenant, by the way? >> we have the east bay lanes closed for some big deliveries to go out. big construction pieces that needed to get going and couldn't turn. we closed down the roadway so they could get through. eastbound has been open all morning long. >> reporter: thank you so much for the update. again, here at this deadly motorcycle crash here in milpitas this morning. it is affecting traffic. looks like some of the eastbound lanes on calaveras boulevard are opening up. of course, we will bring you updates on the latest. back to you. >> brian flores. thank you. time is 7:36. san francisco now speeding up efforts to protect bicycle riders. all of this after two bicyclists were hit and killed by cars in two separate crashes on the very same day back in
june. ktvu's leigh martinez joining us live in san francisco. tell us about the new safety measures, leigh. >> reporter: well, the owner of the corner cafe here says he was just too distraught to talk on camera. he says he has witnessed at least three cyclists getting struck by vehicles on this intersection of howard and 7th street. he would like to see something done to make things a little bit safer for cyclists. the mayor is doing just that after two cyclists were struck and killed last month here at howard and 7th streets. they are going to be doing some kind of engineering to make the streets safer. however, the mayor didn't elaborate on what those physical changes will be. also, at john f. kennedy drive and golden gate park we will have some changes. a 41-year-old heather miller was fatally struck. mayor lee is asking for a study on traffic comings and other restrictions in the park. one walker out this morning says he has seen drivers speeding through the howard street intersection, not
watching for cyclists and pedestrians. >> pay attention to the lights. but it is a very busy street and a lot of people cut through these yellow lights like crazy on this corner. >> reporter: and the mayor is also supporting the automated speed enforcement cameras. that would allow for the cameras to capture speeding drivers and then bill them tickets. he also wants the sfpd to be a little more aggressive in issuing citations to drivers. another part of this plan is also public awareness. he wants people to be aware of the new efforts the city is taking in order to make these roadways safer. however, that could be the more difficult part of this project, getting the word out and getting people to pay attention. >> leigh martinez in san francisco. thank you. well, 400 drivers in san jose are getting a chance to test drive a new app. it lets you know when traffic lights are about to change. here's a demonstration video of this new technology.
it's a collaboration between the city, a company called connected signals, the u.s. department of energy, and bmw. now, drivers download an app. the app tells them how long it will be before the traffic signal will change. the company behind the app claims it improves safety by reducing the number of people running red lights and also improves the traffic flow. now, we put up a link with more information on the study under the web links tab of ktvu.com. a strike by santa clara county court workers is expected to enter the third day today. the they say they have gone eight years without a raise. the workers plan to picket at the county's new family justice center in san jose. no word on any scheduled negotiations between the workers union and the county. former chinatown gang leader raymond "shrimp boy" chow is expected to file an appeal in his racketeering and murder case. just yesterday a federal judge in san francisco sentenced chow
to two life terms in prison. this comes eight months after chow was convicted of ordering the killing of another chinatown gang leader and conspiring to kill another rival. his lawyers vow to fight the sentence saying chow is the innocent victim of dishonest prosecutors. our time is 7:40. the mayor of stockton denies charges that he played strip poker last august with at least one teenager. mayor anthony silva was arrested yesterday at a stockton youth camp. now, he is facing charges that include recording confidential communications, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and serving alcohol to a minor. authorities say silva secretly made an audio recording of the strip poker game in which one of the players was 16 years old. silva's lawyer is questioning the timing of this arrest. >> the charges come as a surprise, and the information they have this is over a year, almost a year old.
>> silva posted the $20,000 bail yesterday and insists he is innocent. by the way, he is running for re-election in november. time is 7:41. california health officials are keeping a close eye on two babies born with birth defects connected to the zika virus. at 8th possible threats that could impact the public. first. >> it's an economic issue. it's a racial justice issue. it's about morality. it's not about celebrating the drug. >> claudine wong talked to lieutenant governor gavin newsom. why he says legalizing the drug has to happen. plus, we are keeping track of a couple of traffic issues around the bay area this morning. we will tell you about those. we will tell you about the commute in the east bay especially when we return. a lot of low clouds and fog and many reports of drizzle. a lot of drizzle. we will see if that's going to play into the weekend as well.
welcome back to "mornings on 2". investigators in connecticut want to know why this house you're looking at exploded, injuring seven people, including four children. the police, fire, and rescue crews rushed to that home in hartford yesterday. three of the victims were outside when the rescuers arrived. the other four were in the rubble. crews dug through it to get them out. the seven who were hurt are expected to survive. one of the issues being tackled by california voters this november will be marijuana. should it be legalized for recreational use? lieutenant governor gavin newsom says yes. he is an outspoken supporter. ktvu's claudine wong sat down with him. you're here in the studio to tell us what you guys talked about. >> you know, dave, prop 64 is a
really interesting issue. voters were asked to legalize marijuana use back in 2010 with prop 19. they voted it down. they will be asked to do it again in november. this isn't just a question are you pro marijuana or not. in fact, when i sat down are lieutenant governor gavin newsom he said, look, i am not pro marijuana. i don't like the drug. i don't like the smell. i don't like to see it. he said it doesn't make sense for it to be illegal. he admits there is still work to be done. >> you don't think this is perfect? >> nothing's perfect. the status quo is unconscionable. she is a mother and she is concerned about the normalization. and i get that. >> gavin newsom right there was actually talking about his wife and the fact that she isn't on board yet with prop 64. there are several people in groups not on board with prop 64. that does include law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. but once again not all
opponents oppose legalization. the prop 64 folks say this may take more time before we open the doors because we don't know what's on the other side. for example, we know drivers are legally too drunk to drive when they registered a .08. there is no standard for drivers who might be too high to drive. again, a lot of complicated issues. we will talk more about that and an argument from both sides tomorrow on bay area people. it airs before "mornings on 2". sunday it airs on ktvu plus at 9 a.m. we will talk about the issues. we will take a look at an exhibit at the oakland museum of california and we will talk about climate change. a lot of issues that will need to be considered before voters vote in november. >> all right. you do a good job, too. >> thank you, dave. >> all right. well, happening today, bay area boxing star andre ward right there he, is going to weigh in for tomorrow's big fight at oracle arena. the weigh-in will be at 1:00 today at oakland city hall, and everybody's invited. ward grew up in oakland.
the olympic gold medalist and long time super middleweight champ boasts an undefeated record as a pro. the last fight he lost was when he was just 14. ward has to win tomorrow's fight against alexander brand to get to a much anticipated fight against sergei kovolov in november. alex, a lot to talk about in our commute. >> yes. good morning to you. what we are going to do is start off in the east bay. i want to show you a live look at eastshore freeway as folks travel along interstate eight di. this is what you will be facing this morning. slow from about el cerrito to the maze. it's not as slow as you could have this time of morning. we are doing pretty good so far during the morning's commute and a decent backup at the toll plaza. after that a nice ride into san francisco. now i am going to show you the san mateo bridge. that's moving along quite nicely, especially westbound
where it tends to bog down at this hour. it's a smooth ride to the peninsula. finally, on the maps i will show you an issue we are continuing to track down in milpitas. you see it in the middle of your screen. this was a deadly crash that happened earlier this morning. it was an accident involving a motorcyclist. that motorcyclist was killed in the crash. it happened at milpitas boulevard and calaveras boulevard. much of that intersection shut down right now for the investigation. so as you head out the door, that is an area you will want to avoid. i'll also slide you down here and give you a peek at the big picture of the south bay commute. overall, i would say the ride into downtown san jose especially is looking pretty good here at 7:48 in the morning. steve. good morning to you once again. >> good morning. i appreciate it. thank you, al. a lot going on traffic wise and weather-wise. we have good news for the firefighters. that fog bank made it to parts of yolo county.
parts of monterey. higher humidity, cooler temps and many, many reports of drizzle. too many to mention. coast, bay, and even inland. outside lands i would take some kind of a waterproof jacket. i am not saying rain. there has been drizzle there. the ground is wet. 50s. some breaks. it looks like that low cloud deck will come back in. carlos said scooter, that would be the dog, it's raining in daly city. well, how about that? thank you, scooter, for letting me know. appreciate it. and .02 in daly city. drizzle this morning. the scooter watch says it's raining. so we do get the low clouds. i mean a lot of low clouds. it was the bigger impact. the coast has been on the cool side in the city for a while. the inland temps jumped up to 90s and 100s. fairfield yesterday picked up a 43-mile-per-hour gust. that's all you needed to know they would cool off. many did 10, 15 degrees. not much change coast and bay. san francisco is 50. 50s and 60s on these temps.
pretty much everybody, because of the cloud cover, has been stuck on these temps and they haven't changed too much. west-southwest, west-southwest, west-northwest, west even at santa rosa, north northwest at novato. we get the tropical, that monsoon tried. it tried. some clouds on the lee side. for us a lot of clouds helped by that spin in the atmosphere and the next one coming in looks like saturday and then that will start to see a little rebound in the temps on sunday but still staying on the cool side for a couple of days. cooler, breezy. 70s inland for some that were hot unless you are well up to the north. mendocino county, lake county starting to cool off. vacaville is cooling off. 60s and 70s for many inland and temperatures even out to eastern contra costa county coming down. out to oakley cooling off. already did yesterday in the santa clara valley. we will keep it there now. 50s on the coast. 60s, 70s on the peninsula. about the same on saturday, and
then a little jump up sunday, monday. >> all right. watch it change. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. well, keeping an eye on the firefight of those wildfires still burning this morning in california, still ahead at 8:00 the latest from calfire this morning and whether any progress is being made. and also take a look at our instagram pic of the morning. this is nice. san francisco's market street sent to us by julia lee. thank you, julia. and we want to see your photos. share them with us with the hashtag #ktvu.
7:53. new this morning investigators in italy say they think bad weather was the reason for a crash landing in milan. it overshot the runway, smashed through the barriers and ended up in the middle of a road. the plane belongs to asl airlines plans. it was being chartered by dhl couriers. none of the crew members or anyone on the ground was hurt. more information is coming out about a reported fight last weekend involving george zimmerman. he was acquitted for the 2012 shooting death of trayvon martin. they say zimmerman called 911 reported that he was punched in the case at a restaurant. zimmerman said he was explaining to another restaurant customer that he shot martin in self-defense, then someone else come up and asked zimmerman if he was bragging about the shooting. zimmerman says that man later punched him and threatened to kill him. other people in the restaurant
are offering differing accounts of what happened, but police say the alleged attacker ran away and could face battery charges. pg&e customers could be getting a break on their bills following an agreement. under the deal, pg&e bills for residential customers would go up 50 cents a month instead of the planned $4. the negotiations focused on how pg&e should be allowed to charge electricity and gas customers over a three-year period starting next year. the utility plans to use the money to improve the safety of the gas explosion in the wake of the san bruno explosion in 2010. back to school to time. next week on "the 9", we are diving into the issue of back to school. we have a week on a number of topics. in fact, on monday we will be talking about transitioning your child out of summer mode, what i called the wild west, and back to the classroom. getting up early. eating that breakfast. putting those shoes on and
getting out the door. on wednesday, we have an allergist coming in to discuss different allergies and food options you need to be aware of. thursday we will introduce you to a teacher who raised money to buy supplies for his own students. we know so many teachers spend hundreds of dollars every year to make sure their children have what they need to the classroom. we have healthy and fun lunch ideas, the latest school supplies and everything you need to know about the vaccines your child has to have before going back to school. this and much more. we hope you continue to tune in all next week on "mornings on 2: the 9". a southern california girl celebrated her seventh birthday with a selfless wish. instead of asking for toys and a party, she wanted to give back to people in need. she ended up spending her special day serving pizza, ice cream and candy to homeless people. not only did her actions touch the people she served, she made her mom very proud. >> i was surprised at first, of
course. and really proud of her. yeah. really, really proud of her. >> why did you can't to do this? >> because i believe sharing is caring. >> she hopes her daughter can set an example to her siblings and other children her age. coming up on "mornings on 2", in our 8:00 hour the countdown is on to the opening ceremonies. the olympic torch on its way. that coverage along with security concerns surrounding the olympic games. keeping an eye on your roadways. we have some of the usual pockets of slowing. also , a couple of problem spots when we come back. well, a really big fog bank. that has cooled even the most inland locations. a lot of drizzle here. we will see what's in store for the weekend.
this is "mornings on 2: the 9". >> 8:00. welcome back to "mornings on 2" this friday, august 5. i am gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i am dave clark. we are following breaking news out of milpitas. there has en a deadly accident. it involves a motorcyclist. let's go to ktvu's brian flores. you're there with the latest, brian. what do you know now?? >> reporter: the coroner is here. milpitas police are continuing to investigate this deadly motorcycle crash. what i can tell you in terms of traffic, if this is your normal route, this is highway 237, i am at the corner of calaveras boulevard and milpitas boulevard, it is heavily impacted especially on the eastbound side on calaveras boulevard. westbound traffic is moving okay right now. i can tell you that this
happened roughly 5:30 this morning. still getting details. it looks like a rider was on calaveras boulevard when it happened. the motorcycle rider only identified as a male crashed this morning. he did crash. the bike ended up in the center divide. we spoke with a lieutenant from the milpitas police department. they are heading this investigation. he talked a little bit about traffic patterns typically on this road at that specific time. >> thank you so much. well, let's go to alex savidge right now. alex, you have been talking about a busy commute. >> yeah. you know what i want to do off the bat is just put the maps up on the screen to give folks a sense of exactly where this crash is that brian was speaking about, and also an idea of how to get around that. you can see the crash in the middle of your screen at
milpitas boulevard and calaveras burled. that's a go between between 680 and 880. you could take jack rin road to able street. you see that indicated by the arrow on your screen. that crash is still there. has the road shut down in milpitas at this hour. let me show you the scene on highway 4 westbound. still pockets of slowing coming out of the pittsburg baypointe area at this hour. it's certainly not as bad as we have seen it at this time of the morning. things looking pretty good on a friday here. i will show you one more look at the baypointe toll plaza. we have a pretty decent backup. it's really not all that bad. eastshore freeway has been bogged down a bit from el cerrito to the maze. notthal bad. 8028:02. what a change from wednesday. inland, i know the city, much of the coast stayed socked in.
was pretty cool. inland temps 90s and 100s. they dropped yesterday 15 degrees. that trend continues today. that includes ukiah and up to clear lake, out to vacaville, eastern contra costa county. santa clara county dipped yesterday. there is a lot of fog to go around, and that fog is playing into also a cool forecast for outside lands. i mean, there has been drizzle there this morning. just take a rain proof jacket. i think drizzle will come back late tonight. cool day. 50s and 60s. speaking of drizzle, a couple of reports from daly city. this is bob. just another lovely summer morning here in daly city. also, thomas smith said, it's overcast. 59 in blossom hill. blanket night. i would agree. that was a cool pattern that kicked in overnight. livermore on wednesday was 93. yesterday 76. today we will go 77. why? because that low is up about 4 degrees. that's the only reason. it's a cool pattern. when fog makes it out to the sacramento valley, even they will cool off. we are into this pattern to the
weekend. 50s, 60s on the temps. fog's probably maxed itself out, but it will be back tonight and tomorrow. keep us in a cool pattern. fog, drizzle, cooler, breezy, windy for some. 70s inland and 50s and 60s. look for the temperatures to probably hold, i would say, into the weekend as well. and santa rosa at 72. 76 san jose. even antioch, brentwood and oakley coming down on the temps. so, gasia and dave, a cool pattern into the weekend. >> all right. and along those lines, bring a jacket if you are going to outside lands. happening today that big music festival starts at noon. crews are scrambling to get ready for the big three-day music event. >> ktvu's christien kafton is out there now. you have been out there for hours. you are in golden gate park. tell us what's happening out there now. >> reporter: what a change an hour makes. in the last hour we have seen a noticeable uptick in activity. a lot of crews arriving. a lot of vehicles lining up and making deliveries in the last hour or so.
vendors, support staff and backstage personnel. we are three hours away from the gates opening and four hours from the first show. now, whitney down and outlaws and make if funky d.j.'s are kicking off outside lands at noon. 70,000 fans per day for the three-day festival are expected to attend. the three-day concert features agents that just about everybody is familiar with. duran duran tonight. radiohead plays tomorrow. and lionel richie headlines on sunday. they are three of 100 acts that will be playing. crews were scrambling yesterday putting the finishing touches on the iconic main stage. >> it's a homeage to the bay area. it lights up and does all sorts of things. >> reporter: this year's festival is going cashless. that's something new. concert goers will get wristbands to pay for everything from food to beer and, as always, traffic and parking one of the major concerns. they are advising anybody coming to outside lands to take
public transportation, either rideshare service or muni or some other kind of public transit to get out here. we are not sure where we will be the rest of the morning. we are told that they wanted to clear this area here around outside lands. one final note for folks who are going to be coming out today. be sure if you do, be sure you are ready for some damp conditions. we can show you that the ground out here is a little wet and a little muddy in some spots. we have had this kind of drizzle all day. so you can see, you know, it's a little damp. it's nothing that can ruin the show, of course. but you want to be sure that you are prepared for that and prepared for the possibility of cool, drizzly temperatures. >> absolutely. we will see where you end up. >> yeah, right. >> thank you. our question of the day is about outside lands. another big event. critics say the events cost the city too much money, bring unwanted traffic and leave trash behind in the neighborhood. supporters say it brings money
to local businesses. we want to know from you, what would it take to allow a big event like outside lands to be held if your neighborhood? tax money for schools. maybe free tickets to the event. or is it not worth it to you no matter what. let us know what you think by posting a comment to our ktvu facebook page or tweet and use the hashtag #ktvu. tonight is the opening ceremonies for the summer olympics games in rio de janeiro, brazil. the olympic torch is moving to rio's maracana stadium. torch bearers were running along copacabana beach. the ceremonial torch relay began last year in olympia, greece. it has travelled through 300 towns and cities in brazil. they are getting help on the security front from 1,000 spies, believe it or not, including many specially trained u.s. military personnel. the information came from a
classified report. it outlines the security operation in rio involving u.s. intelligence agencies. that report indicates u.s. resources, including spy satellites, electronic eavesdropping devices and social media social media monitoring software used. larger u.s. military units are reportedly on call just in case a counter terror operation is needed. officials say there are no indications of any specific plots against the summer olympic games. public health officials report a baby born had birth defects connected to the zika virus. sources kel ktvu the baby was born at alta bates summit medical center? berkeley in the last six months. the baby's mother had traveled to a zika infected area of guatemala and her baby was born with an unusually small head. >> it can cause damage.
that's what is thought to be causing the small heads and small brains. >> state health officials stress there is no evidence zika is being spread in california. so far the state has identified 114 cases in california. all of the residents contracted the virus in other countries. we have more information on zika at ktvu.com. it's at the top of our home page.. we are following new developments in that big wildfire burning along the napa county line. 900 firefighters working around the clock in hopes of controlling the cold fire near lake barryessa. it broke out tuesday afternoon west of the city of winters. the fire has burned through 4700 acres. it is 15% contained. an evacuation orders for one yolo county neighborhood was lifted yesterday. >> the soberanes fire is 35% contained thanks in part to
cooler weather. the fire has burned through more than 53,000 acres. an illegal campfire set off the fire. 8:10. good news for motorcyclists. at 8:30 the unanimous decision lawmakers hope will protect all drivers on the road. first, it's been a hot topic for months. tensions between san francisco police and the community. up next, we will talk to reverend amos brown of san francisco about a important interfaith meeting coming up and his push for a permanent police chief. a fairly busy morning on the roadways aways the bay area. we are not tracking really any major slowing in most areas, especially in the south bay. we will tell you about that commute when we come back. big fog bank. cooler inland temps. that will probably carry into the weekend. we will see what's in store for sunday and monday, if it will be a little warmer.
welcome back to "mornings on 2". he was named acting chief of san francisco's police department. now there are efforts underway to make toney chaplin the permanent chief of police. he has 20 years of experience with the sfpd. he is credited with a new use of force policy with the police department. next week on thursday tony chap
inwill be speaking before the san francisco interfaith council. joining me in our studios is the reverend amos brown. well known in san francisco. third baptist church. former head of the ncaap. >> still. >> still? >> yes. >> the head of the ncaap. you are going to be at that meeting next week with toney chaplin. that's going to be a big meeting, and it could have some influence as to whether he becomes the permanent police chief? >> that is the moral base for mr. chaplin. and he has the comptency, the character, the chemistry, and the courage to lead this police department. i feel that the commission, the mayor should listen to what the community is saying. and we need trust, and this
gentleman comes at a time when he can fill the need. i'm very much pleased with the fact that the mayor and the commission appointed him the interim chief, and i just hope and pray that they will do the right and good thing of making him permanent. >> now, that's going to be a very interesting meeting next thursday morning. and i'm sure that the police union will be watching that meeting as well. >> yes. and i think that the union should remember his record and not want to look anywhere else for a new chief. he will be continuing the measures that were already in place from our former chief for
reform and the department. and san francisco should be commended that in the midst of crisis leadership had the courage to listen to the ncaap, who over a year ago presented a three-point plan for police community relations reforms. and i am very hopeful and, i repeat, encouraged that the communication is already been going on. there is an african-american advisory group that has been meeting now for nearly a year. that's what people ought do in a civil society. sit down and talk. come to common ground and move forward do the things that will be for the common good. and it's not a good thing for
mistrust and abuse to be in the police department, and also is not a good thing for the community not to assume its responsibility of respecting good police personnel. all cops are not rogue cops, and we must not generalize on our officers who are putting themselves in harm's way to keep the peace. for those who are not acting in a professional, fair, just way should be brought to justice swiftly, and that's what will enable us, i feel, to improve police community relations not only in san francisco, but across this country. >> well, i hope -- we will be watching and we will be in touch with you. very important meeting next thursday. toney chaplin will be addressing the interfaith council in san francisco. we will see where it leads to.
reverend brown, it's so brief. always good to talk to you. we will talk to you again about what's happening in san francisco. i appreciate you coming in. >> it's my pleasure. >> thank you. reverend amos brown. let's check traffic starting with trouble in san jose, alex. >> a problem with caltrain in the south bay, gasia. i want to take you to a live picture. this is from our camera that shows us the traffic typically on 280. what you see here is a stopped caltrain there on the train tracks. and what we understand is that somewhere along that line in the south bay a train struck a pedestrian on the tracks just south of the station. we don't know if it was this particular train. we know a number of caltrains have been stopped in that area as a result of that accident. again, a pedestrian hit by a train south of the deer don station causing major delays on the caltrain system in the south bay. we will monitor that and get
you more information as it comes into our newsroom. the other big problem that we have been tracking, unfortunately, through the morning is in milpitas. here is a live picture at the intersection of calaveras boulevard and milpitas boulevard where a motorcyclist was killed in a crash earlier this morning. and you can see milpitas police continuing to investigate at that intersection and multiple lanes are closed there. that is certainly a good area to avoid if you are traveling through milpitas. that's at calaveras boulevard and milpitas boulevard. finally here i'll show you a picture of the maps in the east bay. the commute is looking pretty good. just a pocket of slow traffic coming out of the richmond area along eastshore freeway, and then another bit of slowing there as you head towards the maze. 8:19 is the time. steve is here. cooler, drizzlier, if that is a word. >> it is this morning. it is this morning. thank you, alex. many reports of drizzle. measurable amounts. that's going to play into the forecast tonight and tomorrow
as well i believe. the fog bank when it makes it out to sacramento, that's a pretty good push. usually that's a sign that it's maxed itself out. inland temps have cooled off enough. the support loses its grip. it will still be with us. it's misting in the richmond district. drivers have their wipers on intermittent this morning, and that leads into the outside lands forecast. i would prepare maybe some waterproof jacket. i think the mist will lift a little bit. it's not going to be very warm. i think the low clouds will come back in by this evening. san francisco 60/55. 67/55 is coverage. so a very small spread between the low and high. 83. that's it back in 1997. the record. morning clouds, 60s and 70s. another system that has to rotate in. it will keep the beat going into saturday. fog, drizzle, breezy to windy for some. plenty of clouds to go around. measurable amounts of drizzle as well, especially on the
coast. in fact, a couple of people from pacifica on the san mateo coast say i'd say it's raining. west at oakland. west-southwest at hayward. west 21. gusts up to 26 at fairfield. the onshore breeze is in place. 60s for some already, but they will end up in the 70s on the peninsula. upper 50s, low 60s. everyone is very, very close. pacifica cooler at 52. east san jose at 13. southeast at mountain view. that's holding that temp up. livermore has a west-southwest. they cooled off yesterday from 93 to 77. big drop on those temps. 52 in truckee. 53 ukiah. down in the desert southwest some of that monsoon moisture tried to work up. it mas it into parts of nevada. looks like it's going to stay too far away from the sierra and not make it to tahoe, truckee. it looks mostly sunny to partly cloudy. the thunderstorms not making it. a little system right there and a secondary one right there as
a strong low drops into the north. that is going to settle into probably early next week. slight warm-up sunday, monday. today and tomorrow cool conditions. so fog, low clouds, drizzle, cooler inland. can't get much cooler coast and bay. 60s to 80s. 62 alameda. pretty chilly there. 75 san jose. santa clara, cupertino 74. 59 daly city. 68 san mateo. redwood city a cool 72. not much change into the weekend. a little warmer early next week, you guys. >> thank you. well, this morning there is some new polls out and the race for the white house, coming up why these numbers add up to bad news for donald trump. j?j?j7
there could be trouble for republican presidential nominee donald trump as new polls show him losing ground hillary clinton. political analysts say the gop is concerned that donald trump will lose the election and drag down other republicans in tight congressional and gubernatorial races. a fox news poll of registered voters shows 44% have a favorable opinion, but 55% have an unfavorable opinion of hillary clinton. now let's look at donald trump's numbers, and those are worse than hillary clinton's. 53% say it's unfavorable. 36% of voters say they have a favorable opinion of donald trump. >> he is in the -- especially perverse situation of forcing other republicans to take a position pro or con on his antics, and that's disastrous.
>> an index of polls in battleground states shows clinton leading in florida, michigan, new hampshire and pnc. donald trump was one of the topics president obama discussed during a news conference yesterday we brought you live on ktvu fox 2 at 1:00. instead of the white house, president obama talked to report fundraisers the pentagon. he chaired a national security council meeting. he said both presidential candidates donald trump and hillary clinton will receive security briefings. he warned trump he must protect the classified materials. he said airstrikes against isis and syria and libya are working. in france the death toll is 85. the latest victim is a frenchman vacationing with his family in nice. his 13-year-old son and wife died when a truck drove through a crowd of people watching fireworks on july 14. his 14-year-old daughter is in the hospital. the driver was shot to death by
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2". i am dave clark. >> i am gasia mikaelian. back to breaking news we brought you earlier. a caltrain has hit someone on the tracks in san jose. alex savidge here with the traffic impact and what's happening. >> absolutely. this is going to have an impact on the caltrain system, especially in the south bay. we understand a number of trains stopped in that area. let me get you a live picture here. you can see the train in question. this is the caltrain that hit a person on the tracks just south of the diridon station a short time ago. clearly, can you see that that train is stopped there right over interstate 280 as an investigation obviously gets underway. we don't have any information on the condition of that person who was struck by this caltrain this morning. we don't know what that person was doing on the tracks. we understand that the person was struck near the virginia crossing. again, this caltrain headed northbound towards the diridon station when it struck a person
on the tracks. now you will, obviously, encounter delays with the caltrain system in the south bay. now to the toll plaza we go. i will show you what the scene looks like there. boy, it is looking pretty nice. not much in the way of a backup there for folks heading into san francisco this morning. so that is certainly good news. kind of friday light for folks heading into the city. and i'll show you the san mateo bridge. that is also looking good as you head west towards the peninsula. once you get past the toll plaza, problem free across the span. time is 8:31. i will send it to steve. it's been cool. it's been drizzly. rainy. right? >> that's correct. is it going too far to call it rain? >> no. it's drizzle. >> all right. >> technically, it's drizzle. if you want to call it rain, you have a .02 or .03 as some have, that stacks up. gray conditions. well inland, all the way out to the sacramento valley. good news for the firefighters. yolo county and monterey.
cooler temps, higher humidity, that really, really helps. sure beats hot conditions and a northeast breeze. george mccray, el cerrito, no sun in el cerrito at all yesterday. 54. winds out of the southwest gusting 15. 60/5 for san francisco. by the way, the coldest july in san francisco in the last six years. if it's felt cold to many of you, many say it's freezing, it was. it continues to be cold with upper 50s, low 60s and lots of drizzle. low clouds and fog probably flexing its muscle most today, but we will still see some tonight and tomorrow and the drizzle is back in the mix as another system swings in on saturday. decent breeze to a howling breeze for some. enough to transport cooler air out to the sacramento valley and even the most inland locations such as clear lake and vacaville. 50s, 60s on the temps. santa cruz 58. 56 morgan hill. fog low clouds gives way to some sun, but it's a tall order
for those close to the coast and bay. if you get that sun, it doesn't warm up that much. fog, drizzle, cooler breezy for inland areas. really cool. 50s, 60s by the coast. 70s mainly inland. 8:33. some major safety improvements in san francisco for two streets where bicyclists were hit and killed by cars in june. >> the mayor issued an executive order to speed up protection for cyclists in the city. leigh martinez reports on the safety changes we could see. >> reporter: after two cyclists were struck and killed on the same day last month, the mayor is pushing for changes to make things a little bit safer for boikist -- bicyclists. it will undergo some engineering to make the street safer for cyclists. the mayor didn't exactly elaborate on what the physical changes will be. also, out on john f. kennedy drive in golden gate park will
also be featuring some changes. 41-year-old heather miller was fatally struck here. she was complying with traffic laws at the time of her death. the mayor is asking for a study on traffic restrictions in the park. one walker out this morning says he has seen drivers speeding through that howard street intersection not watching for cyclists and pedestrians. >> it is a very busy street and a lot of people cut through these yellow lights like crazy on this corner. >> reporter: and the mayor is supporting automated speed enforcement cameras and for police to start ticketing more speeders when they see them. and a third component of the mayor's plan in order to prevent cyclist's death is education. getting the public aware of the changes taking place in the city, which could be the hardest part, getting people to understand the changes and getting them to pay attention to them. in san francisco, leigh martinez, ktvu fox 2 news. well, for years lane
splitting by motorcycles has been a legal gray area. it happens when a motorcycle passes other vehicles by squeezing in between two occupied lanes. well, now california may become the first state in america to formally legalize lane splitting. the state assembly unanimously approved a measure giving the chp the authority to come up with safety guidelines for motorcyclists. california is the only state that allows lane splitting. this bill now goes to the governor's desk. happening today a preliminary hearing continues to determine whether eight people should stand trial for the shooting death of an oakland mother. you will remember 30-year-old chyemil pierce was shot to death last year while shielding two of her children from bullets flying outside their homes. prosecutors say she was caught in the crossfire during a confrontation between two groups. seven defendants face murder charges. an eighth person is accused of being an accessory. the first witness in the hearing will be cross-examined this morning. raymond "shrimp y" chow is expected to file an appeal
in his racketeering and murder case. yesterday a federal judge in san francisco sentenced him to two life terms in prison. this is eight months after he was convicted of ordering the killing of another chinatown gang leader and conspiring to kill another. his lawyers vowed to fight the sentence, saying chow is the innocent victim of dishonest prosecutors. the mayor of stockton is out on bail this morning after being arrested yesterday at a youth camp where he is accused of playing strip poker with a minor last august. the arrest of anthony silva stems from an fbi investigation where his cell phone was seized at sfo last september as he was getting off a flight from china. he is facing charges that include recording confidential communications and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. they say 'made an audio of a strip poker game where one of the players was 16 years old. silva's lawyer is questioning the timing of this arrest. >> the charges come, they come
as a surprise, and the information they have this is over a year -- is almost a year old. >> silva posted the $20,000 bail yesterday and insists he is innocent. by the way, he is running for re-election in november. the federal government is lifting a moratorium on funding for some controversial stem cell experiments. it use stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. they say this might create animals that have partly human brains. some they say could result in the development of animals with human sperm or embryos. this is the beginning of the third day of a strike by santa clara county court employees. 400 people walked off the job demanding pay raises. they say they haven't had a raise in eight years.
the workers plan to picket at the county's new family justice center in san jose. there is no word about any scheduled negotiations between the employee's union and the key. california lieutenant governor gavin newsom has become an outspoken advocate of prop sis 64 which would legalize the use of recreational marijuana in our state. in a one-on-one interview with claudine wong, she asked why this ballot measure is so important to him. >> it's been a war on poor people. a war on people of color. i think that's preposterous and outrageous. you have a million people behind bars in this country. they can't hug their kids. it's a economic issue. it's about morality. newsom says he hates marijuana and doesn't want it smoked in parks and around his four children, but he believes the government can responsibly regulate it and reduce its consumption like tobacco. opponents include a coalition of prosecutors, police and health groups.
they fear legalizing marijuana will lead to impaired drivers. >> why don't we take time to see how the medical regulations that we just put into place, that were just signed bit governor, that were just agreed to by all sides, how that plays out in california. >> you will see much more of claudine's interview with lieutenant governor gavin newsom and learn more about both sides of the issue this weekend on bay area people. join her tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. and on sunday, ktvu plus at 9 a.m. we have also posted on ktvu.com a full interview done on "the 4 on 2", in which lieutenant governor gavin newsom talks with ted rowlands about issues ranging from marijuana to gun control and so much else. that's at ktvu.com. time is 8:39. if you need a job, pay attention. a new target store is opening in the south bay. they need new workers. up next, the job fair where people are being hired and when the new store is expected to open. also, the backlog of
untested rape kits is concerning officials so they are taking action. next the new effort to get funding to get those tests taken care of. plus, we are keeping an eye on a pretty good looking commute around much of the bay area this morning. however, we have an issue with caltrain in the south bay. we will tell you about the accident we just learned about a short time ago. plenty of reports of drizzle. in fact, some measurable amounts. .03. .04. that low cloud decker made a big surge inland. we will have the numbers coming up.
new morning the labor department released latest numbers on the u.s. unemployment rate. it remained at 4.9% last month. the same report found u.s. employers hired at a steady pace in july. experts view this as a sign of underlying strength for the labor market despite the sluggish economy growth in recent months. looking at stocks. they are up still. we checked them early on. we are seeing that same amount of green. dow adding 160 points. s&p up one full percentage. nasdaq up by more than 1%. target is opening a new store in the south bay. first they have to hire workers. target is holding hiring events every monday this month
beginning august 8. they conduct prescheduled job interviews at the new store. it will be on stevens creek boulevard in cupertino. and it will open in october. if you're interested, go to target's website and make sure you apply in advance. well, the san jose fire department is getting some love on our instagram page. look at this picture we posted on ktvu's instagram page. helping out, yes. a "cat on a hot tin roof." >> no, you didn't. >> even better, the cat was able to rely on the kindness of strangers. >> [ laughter ] >> with apologies to tennessee williams. firefighters brought the little guy to safety. >> to see more photos and videos like that, check out our instagram page @ktvu2. let's check traffic with alex. trouble in the south bay on caltrains. >> we have that issue with a caltrain that struck a person on the tracks a short time ago in san jose.
want get you out to a live picture. you can see there is the caltrain. it was headed northbound heading towards the diridon station when that train struck someone who was on the tracks for some reason. we are still trying to find out the condition of that person who was hit by this train. it happened right about the virginia crossing. obviously, you can see this particular train is stopped there on the tracks. we understand other caltrains in the area also being stopped. so you should expect major delays after this train struck a person who was on the tracks in san jose this morning near the diridon station. let me take you to the maps. no. first i will take you to the eastshore freeway. before we get to the maps, eastshore freeway has looked good as of late. not a bad looking ride. sort of slow coming up to the maze, but backup at the toll plaza, there is not much of to speak of. finally, on the maps i will show you this is the picture of the south bay. the commute looked good all morning long with one exception. you can see we have a closure
in milpitas at the intersection of calaveras boulevard and milpitas boulevard where, unfortunately, there was a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist. so that intersection is still shut down and an area certainly to avoid. 8:46 is the time. steve. >> all right. thank you, alex. mainly low clouds, fog, and a lot of drizzle around. there are some breaks in the clouds and some areas get the sun. i have heard from people, drizzle, drizzle, and a little bit of sun. there is some out there. there is a lot of low clouds around and the drizzle's been stacking up in san francisco and along the san mateo coast. maybe where you are, as well. our observer antonio in daly city. i know they have had what some would call rain. 54 with heavy drizzle that added up to .04 in daly city. that's pretty impressive. there has been drizzle outside lands this morning. looks like that's letting up a little bit. it's going to be on the cool side. 50s. upper 50s probably. i think the low cloud deck regroups, comes back in tonight. take a jacket for sure.
60/55 san francisco. average is 67/55. the big news was not so much the coast and city. they have been cool for a while. let's face it. the inland temps have not benefited from the fog, but they did yesterday. livermore this week 87, 92. wednesday 93. yesterday 76. i went 77 today because their low was up four degrees from the other morning. that's the only reason. there is plenty of low clouds helping the firefighters. cooler temps up in yolo county all the way to monterey county and also higher humidity. when the low clouds make it out to sacramento, there is a decent breeze to a really good breeze. not as strong as yesterday out to the delta, but strong enough. still getting gusts about 25. yesterday 43. they are going to stay in the low 80s many locations now that we're about 95 to 100 a couple days ago, and a lot of 70s around. gilroy 57. they have dropped considerably yesterday. so did morgan hill. many locations. desert southwest actually cooled off a little bit. all that cloud cover, that monsoon was visiting las vegas. it's now pushed off towards the
east. does not look like it's going to play into the sierra forecast. most tv is lift -- most of it is lifting out. no thunderstorm activity. lots of low clouds and fog for us and drizzle. so cooler, breezy. again that's clear lake. that's out to antioch, brentwood, oakley, vacaville. others have cooled off and they will stay cool. a lot of 70s. if fairfield is 78, that is really cool. 68 san rafael. sonoma 73. 72 santa rosa. 65 berkeley to 77 concord. even 81 in pittsburg. not too bad considering where they were a couple days ago. 75 san jose. 70s morgan hill and gilroy. 50s, 60s on the coast. 60s and low 70s on the peninsula. looks like a similar pattern on saturday. still nice, but a tad warmer, you guys. >> all right. steve, thank you. if you are a pg&e customer, there is a deal and it involves your bill. coming up, the results of negotiations between pg&e and several groups ahead of a
welcome back. alameda county supervisor are due to vote this morning on a new medical provider for the jail system. they will decide if california forensic group will take over for corizon health. the board has been under pressure to replace corizon after a 2 investigates into two deaths at the jail. the county has solicited bids from competitors, but there have been disagreements over the process. earlier this week the board rejected a recommendation to just get rid of the bids and start all over. now, if the new contract is approved today, california forensic medical group will take over september 1st. make sure you stay with ktvu. we expect to find out the results of that vote later this morning. don't forget you can watch our full investigation on ktvu.com. just look under the 2 investigates section. alameda county officials
are vowing to crack down on the problem of untested rape kits. congressman honda are working to secure $45 million in federal grant money for testing. nationwide as many as half a million rape advocates are left untested. the problem is a lack of funds and manpower to conduct the tests. when the d.a. realized there were 2,000 untested rape kits in alameda county alone, her office sent out 100 every month to a private lab. >> we self-funded a lot of it out of my office budget because it was so important to me to just get it done. i didn't want to wait for somebody else to find money. but we now have gone through over 1,000 kits. >> 500,000 people are not getting their justice, and these are victims. many of them, most of them are women and girls, and it's just unfathomable that we are going to allow that to happen. >> a new state law took effect
in january that requires police to turn in a rape kit within five days and a crime lab to upload a dna profile within 120 days. authorities are also trying to get additional agencies certified to test those kits. pg&e customers could be getting a break on their bills following an agreement involving peanut butter, the state public utilities commission and a number of other groups. under the deal pg&e bills for residential customers would go up 50 cents a month instead of $4. to focused on how much pg&e should be allowed to charge over a three-year period starting next year. they plan to use the money to improve the gas system in the wake of the san bruno pipeline gas explosion. you remember jose canseco? he is playing 15 years after his big league car rear-ended. canseco is a designated hitter
for the pittsburg diamonds. we caught up with him last night. he says joining this minor league team is more than playing baseball. it's about the game of life. >> i think once you stop being active, once you stop moving, once you stop being, you know, interactive with something, i think that's when you really start growing old. >> back in 2005, jose wrote a tell-all book revealing the rampant use of steroids in major league baseball. he said since then he lost almost all of his friends in the big leagues bombings of that book. a superstar boxer from oakland. how you can get a ringside seat for some of the excitement later today.
week involving george zimmerman. the the man awaited in 2012 for the shooting of trayvon martin. he called 911 last sunday to report he that is punched in a face at a restaurant. he said he was explaining to a restaurant customer that he shot mart non self-defense and another customer came up and asked zimmerman if he was bragging about the shooting. zimmerman said that man punched him and threatened to kill him. other people in the restaurant are offering different accounts of what happened. police say the alleged attacker ran away and could face battery charges. visitors to the san mateo shoreline have a way to see the sea level rise of the state and local agencies set up some free high-tech viewers called owls at coyote point so people could see how rising water could impact the surrounding area. the viewers -- those viewers show us what the area would look like as sea levels rise. >> when you think about the
future, it's so important to have a visualization of what it will be like. so this tool will make people think about that future in a very different way. >> the owls, two of them will be set up in san francisco next year, and officials hope to eventually make them available through the bay area. happening today bay area boxing star andre ward will weigh in for tomorrow's big fight at oracle arena. it takes place at 1:00 this afternoon at oakland city hall. it is open to the public. ward grew up in oakland. the olympic gold medalist and long-time super middleweight champ boasts an undefeated record as a pro. the last fight he lost was when he was 14 years old. he must win tomorrow against alexander brand to get a much anticipated fight in vegas this november. san francisco giants fans got just what they needed from their team yesterday. some clutch hitting, good defense, and good pitching all in the same game. matt moore made his giants
debut yesterday against the phillies. he went six strong innings, striking out seven batters giving up just two runs. the game went into extra innings. tied 2-2. the giants held on and won 3-2. the oakland a's went into extra innings as well yesterday in anaheim and also played some great defense. coco crisp made a spectacular catch to take away what would have been a home run in the fifth inning. two innings later he hit a double to give the a's the lead over the angels. the a's added one more run and won the game 8-6. one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer hits the big screen today. >> i want to build a team. >> the highly anticipated movie "suicide squad" stars will smith. it's about a group of prisoners recruited by a government agency and they make a deal to carry out a mission in exchange for reduced sentences.
one of the big movies hitting theaters today, but this weekend in san francisco it's all about outside lands. san francisco's reverend amos brown rallying the community around acting police chief toney chaplin. why the ncaap president says chaplin is a good fit. and outside lands is about to begin. we're live at golden gate park where gates open at 11, and we're talking about the business side of the festival with san francisco supervisor scott weiner. plus, it's flashback friday. today we're taking a look back at our top stories from the year 1991. [ music playing ]. >> this is one of the entrances to outside lands which gets underway in three hours from now, i am playing duran duran, one of