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this afternoon at the coliseum in oakland. they will be facing the seattle mariners next. this morning san francisco's acting police chief is meeting with the city's faith leaders to try to bring the community today. ktvu's alex savidge is at that meeting and we are joined live by a city supervisor. it was the first date that led to the current first couple. the actors playing barack and michelle obama in the upcoming movie south side with you. plus, back-to-school week continues. we will meet a police sergeant who raised money to buy school supplies for the families in the neighborhood he patrols. a live look at san jose international. this classic rock song. i want to thank all the pilots
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who are dumping that water and retardant on all the fires burning across the state. nice work. we know that the season is just getting underway here in california. and with that little brief talk of weather, the five-day forecast right now. steve paulson out on assignment. getting warmer inland. very cool by the coast though. 60s and 70s on the weekend. if you are headed out for the weekend to the beaches, keep that sweatshirt with you. and with that welcome to "the 9", everyone. alongside sal castaneda, gasia mikaelian. >> hello. >> i am mike mibach. thanks for joining us. >> yeah. i think steve is going to preview what we can see if we go to the oakland hills when it comes to the perseid meteor shower. steve is going to talk more about that. >> yeah, those of us who live near the bay may not be able to see it. you have to get out to the areas where there is no fog. we begin in the city by the bay. san francisco's acting police chief toney chaplin is meeting with some of the city's political and religious
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leaders. you are looking live right now from inside the calvary presbyterian church in san francisco. you can see the chief talking there. the meeting got underway 40 minutes ago. they are discussing reforms that have been put in place in response to the recent controversial police shootings in san francisco. the acting chief says his department is making a lot of progress. >> this didn't just start yesterday. this has been a long 24-month at least process that we have been going through. it started with the former chief greg suhr. i am trying to push this across the finish line. you guys have covered the news yourself. you have seen the successes we have enjoyed recently with some of our folks that are in altered mental states. things that may have ended in shootings maybe two years ago, we have resolved successfully with minor injuries to the subjects. >> acting police chief chaplin made it clear he hopes to be carrying out these reinforce
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-- reforms as the permanent police chief. >> five community meetings have been scheduled so the san francisco police commission can get public input. the first three meetings are set for monday, wednesday, and thursday of next week. the commission wants to hear what qualities people are looking for in a police chief. then the commission will receive a summary of the information next month before any potential candidates are interviewed. joining us this morning here on "the 9" we welcome the president of the san francisco board of supervisors. thanks so much for joining us. you grew up in san francisco. so i'll start with this. we just heard acting chief chaplin say things have gotten better over the past 24 months or so. from your perspective, is it getting better, and how so? >> i think that it is getting better. i wouldn't say that it's been over the past 24 months. i think over the past couple of months there have been four incidents in our city. one with a gun. three folks with a knife where there was de-escalation tactics
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that occurred. and so those particular individuals were taken into custody without any harm. and so that's the good news, is over the past couple of months, you know, i think it's because of the public outcry. the demand to basically take the extra time in order to deescalate a situation that's really, i think, had an impact on what's happening with the police department in san francisco. >> what do you think is important to finding a new chief? someone who is going to come in with a different philosophy from what greg suhr had, for example? >> well, from my perspective, i think greg suhr, native san franciscan, he definitely cared about the department and cared about making changes. he faced a lot of challenges in the process of doing so. i think we need to take it to the next level. clearly, there are racial biases. clearly, there are challenges with the current membership of the department. i think it's important that we weed out individuals who come with that bias that basically
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impacts their decisions and so it escalates into a particularly bad situation on behalf of individuals that they are sworn to serve and protect. so i think the new chief is going to need to bring a different attitude, but it has to be naturally who that person is that helps impact change in the department. >> it's been nearly three months since greg suhr handed in his resignation. this morning we just told the viewers we heard toney chaplin would like to be the permanent chief of the department, and we also heard a couple faith leaders say he has the right spirit for the job. would you support toney chaplin as being the chief of the department? >> i am just getting to know toney chaplin. i think he is a great person. i think that he's doing all the right things. communicating with the community. meeting with his captains. meeting with his commanders. telling them what his expectation are in terms of how they interact with the community. that's definitely the kind of quality that i want to see in a chief. someone who communicates and who is clear and is not using excuses, but doing the right things. >> it sounds like you would
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support him? >> so far, he is doing a good job. >> one of the criticisms is this takes a long time. the department is in limbo. they don't have the permanent guy or gal. the department can't move forward while this process is taking seemingly a long time. >> actually, that's not true. the department is moving forward. there are implicit bias trainings. there are de-escalation tactics trainings happening as we speak with not just the new officers to the department, but current officers. so this acting chief is not acting. he is chief as we speak in terms of moving the department forward. so regardless of what happens in the future, right now the department is moving forward in the right direction. again it's not happening fast enough, of course, because, you know, one death is one death too many. so what we have to do is make sure as elected officials, as folks who are legislators, make sure we put the policies on the
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table so they can follow them. more importantly, we have it's root leadership. >> looking ahead head to the five meetings where the public is invited to say what they want about what they want to see in a police chief, do you find it's the same people showing up to the community meetings and there are people you want to hear from, but they just don't attend? >> i think that is going to -- that's always been a problem. yes, the same people. probably activists who care about this issue, who stay on top of issues. that's one group of people. there are other groups of people. i will tell you that i have noticed, especially since last year, there have been a different group of folks who are not traditionally politically active that have been not only showing up to the commission meetings, showing up to the board of supervisors demanding change. people are sick and tired of being sickened a tired and they want to see change now. >> you talk about the board meetings. a lot of progressives. a lot of moderates. there have been meetings where you had to put up your hands
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and go, stop, let's be courteous to each other. if you were to grade the board right now, would you give them a a, a b, a c? >> i think the board could be doing a lot more. i say we get a b minus right now. >> that's good. >> i will tell you why. we put ballot measures, malia cohen has led this effort. there was just a ballot measure in june that was passed overwhelmingly by voters that says, you know, every time a police officer pulls his gun, there needs to be an investigation. and that wasn't occurring before. you had to make a complaint to the office of citizens complaints. currently, in november there will be a ballot measure for police accountability to take occ out of the police department and have its own independent budget as well as investigation powers. things like the text messages and the other things that are occurring in the department, there is some oversight, there is some transparency, some accountability. so the board of supervisors is puttingle policies on the -- putting policies on the table. we have to make sure the police department is following those
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policies and following the will of the voters, which is why we're taking many of those things to the ballot. >> do you get along? >> sometimes. [ laughter ] >> i said b minus. london breed, president of the san francisco board of supervisors. >> at ktvu.com we have a complete list of the community meetings with dates, times and location. then on monday here on "the 9" we will be joined by san francisco police commissioner dr. jill marshall ahead of that first big public meeting. let's switch topics and state the fact everyone knows. the bay area is very expensive to live in. certainly housing costs are a big part of that. a few people would take the step, one woman named kate downing, she kit her job at the palo alto planning and transportation commission saying she and her husband who is an engineer could not afford to live here anymore and she posted her resignation letter on line. >> she wrote, it is clear if professionals like me cannot raise a family here, then all of our teachers, first
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responders, and service workers are in dire straits. >> she called out city leaders on their lack of action saying this council has ignored the majority of the residents and charted a course for the next 15 years of this city's development which substantially continues the same housing imbalance this community has been suffering for some time now. she says she is sharing a home with another couple and her family's share of the rent is $6,200 a month. her family is now moving to santa cruz. >> while some are moving away, i have heard a lot of people moving to sacramento and beyond, others are staying in the bay area and doing what they can to make it work. our ktvu question is, what are you doing to make it in the bay area? so many responses coming on this. we will share a few. lisa took to ktvu's facebook page. she is from menlo park. she writes, we sold all of our belongings and moved into a motorhome and live in an rv park and even that is
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ridiculous expensive and we are still barely making it. >> lindsey from san jose wrote, i work two jobs and i have worked two jobs as long as i can remember. once minimum wage goes up, everything else will go up. that is probably when we will have to leave. i have grown up here. as nice as it would be to stay, in a few years, it will no longer be a feasible option. >> on twitter, i didn't. with a 30 year state job, homeless. took six months to find a home. my 23-year-old son in different city. >> a lot of difficulty out there. we appreciate your responses. we will have more at 9:30. let us know what you think and use the hashtag #ktvuthe9. coming up next, more controversial comments from donald trump. his latest attack on president obama at a rally in florida. dozens of alleged gang members arrested in the east bay. henry lee joins us on the set of "the 9" to explain more about the shootings that are
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reportedly connected and the plans to help keep criminals off the streets. an unprecedented natural outburst seems to have taken over the country. this house was literally invaded minutes after the mom came back from a grocery run. back to our live coverage. yes bill. live indeed!
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we are following breaking news from foster city. >> that's where a toddler was injured after falling out of a third story window. >> ktvu's janine de la vega just arrived on scene. what can you tell us. >> reporter: we just heard from a battalion chief who told us this child is in very serious condition. we saw the helicopter land here on east hills dale. this is near goal street. it landed in the memorial day of the street. -- it landed in the middle of the street. it is now en route to stanford lucille packard hospital. the boy is one and a half years old. the battalion chief told us that it appears that this child fell from a three-story window.
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they are still investigating. police are now handling that investigation. he didn't think it was a balcony. he thought it was a window. we are still trying to figure out what happened here. the parents, they need to interview them, but they are also with the child who is being air transported to the hospital. but all that they can tell us was that the child was unconscious. they found the child on the ground who had fallen from that three-story window. the parents, of course, were besides themselves and very worried. the child was unconscious but breathing, sort of coming to. we were told we don't know the extent of his injuries right now. just that he is in very serious condition. we are assuming that police are going to stay here, probably interview some of the neighbors to investigate what happened here. that's all for now. back to you. >> janine, i know it's early, but did they tell you if the window had been opened or did the window have a screen on it before that child fell out? >> reporter: no. at this point, you know, that's
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going to be handled by police. the battalion chief didn't know. he wasn't the first on the scene. so he was still wavering back and forth whether it was a window or a balcony because right now these apartment units that we see have both. it looks like a sliding glass door and a balcony. unknown which it was. >> all right. as you get any new information, get back to us. thank you. a series of raids in contra costa county has led to the arrest of two dozen alleged gang members. ktvu crime reporter henry lee says officers say the streets are safer with the 24 suspects now in jail. >> there was 19 locations hit simultaneously, and then we rolled back and hit two more. >> reporter: these men and women are now in jail, arrested during a raid authorities called operation omega red. the fbi and police say they have ties to the norteno street gang and are tied to attacks in contra costa county last year.
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>> these are bad guys. what they're doing are bad things. >> reporter: during raids last week some 300 police officers raided two dozen homes. they seized 18 guns, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, two cars, and this boat which was kept in storage by gang members. they also seized $15,000. the defendants face charges that include conspiracy to commit murder and assault, drugs and weapons violations, witness intimidation, and human trafficking. the chp says some of the suspects are responsible for several shootings on highway 4. more arrests are possible. >> the message is you may get away with it for a short time, but we have active investigations that are ongoing. we have people that are cooperating with us. you're not going to get away with it. >> reporter: with mass raids like this one, other gang members often fill the leadership void. cops seize money, drugs and guns all the time only to have suspects return to the streets. we asked if these arrests would have any impact. >> we want to get the shooters off the streets so they stop shooting each other and retaliating.
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so we think if we get the right people, it makes a huge difference. >> reporter: and to get to the right people, the police say they worked together. >> every city has their own set of issues, and we are all dealing with a lot of the same people. so by working collaboratively, getting these individuals in custody, we will reduce crime. >> henry, now that these people for jail, are they going to stay there, or are they going to be back out on the streets within a matter of time causing, you know, danger? >> yeah, that's a big question. these guys were arrested and they are prosecuted in state court. now, unlike other cases, even though the fbi was involved, in other cases sometimes they are facing federal time and they are stuck in prisons far away from home. in this case, contra costa d.a. is handling it. it's a matter of -- we don't know if they are going to come out and plead to a lesser charge or come out and do it over again. the cops are saying they are now in jail and freeway shootings have dropped a lot since may and june. >> let's talk about the freeway
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shootings. we saw a number of them on highway 4 and also on 80 in the richmond pinole area. is there any connection there? >> they have arrested the 24 suspects, but they say several are responsible for two or three of those 36 shootings. they are being careful. i want to note that there are other suspects were arrested before this big raid. >> if they do stay in jail, you got to consider this to be a pretty big dent into their operations? >> yeah, the only question is -- i have covered massive raids like this for years. a lot of times the people who are arrested are replaced. other gang members take the place. but the cops are saying we have got the shooters now and we'll keep on doing this as long as the violence continues. >> these are considered big fish, if you will? oftentimes we ask police are these the big fish or the lower tier? they say these are the bigger fish? >> yeah. of the 24, two are alleged ringleaders of this gang. >> do you get the sense that now that they have caught these people and they are on the
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police radar, maybe the people who step up and take their place will be watched more closely. >> absolutely. i have read these court documents. these cops have been increasing patrols. they have been wiretapping a lot of these guys so much so that some of the suspects say it's too hot. we want to kill someone. we can't. it's too hot. >> and they question them, try to get more intel out of them? >> that's right. coming up next on "mornings on 2: the 9", the first couple's first date comes to the big screen. we meet the actors playing the president and his wife in the new movie south side with you. and back-to-school week continues. up next we are talking school funding and new curriculum with the superintendent of alameda county.
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curriculum students will see. lcap, the local control and accountability plan. it sets student engagement. parent involvement. joining us more is the alameda county superintendent of schools. good morning. first we talked about a lack of teachers in san francisco. a last-minute push offering them bonus money to teach in the city. where does alameda county stand with filling its teaching positions? >> it's a problem across the county. there is a teacher shortage statewide. it's impacting us as well. districts are approaching that in different ways. some of them are having fairs. some of them are trying to figure out ways of dealing with the credentialing issues so that they can have folks who might be poised to teach but not necessarily credentialed to teach to fast track that process. so one of the things the county office does is help with
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credentialing and oversight of credentialing. >> is credentialing the biggest obstacle, or would it be financial? salaries not big enough? >> it's all of those things. so credentialing is the technical obstacle, but there are fewer people choosing to go into education for many reasons. >> and as mike said, are there other reasons other than the cost of living? >> so the cost of living is big. housing in the area is, as you know, the cost is prohibitive. on a teachers' salary, it's difficult to live near where you teach. so looking at having competitive salaries is part of it. but during the economic down turn, folks were not choosing to go into education. and demographically, we saw a downturn in student enrollment. >> and so the problem persists, it sounds like. there are open positions in alameda county? >> absolutely. >> let's circle back to l cap.
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local control and accountability plan. my ears perked when i heard i have some control over how my school spends the money. >> that's correct. so with the new local control funding formula that was enacted a few year ago, it was the biggest change in educational funding in about 40 years. so with that change came this plan, which says that every district has to engage its stakeholders, including its teachers, its parents, high school students, other community members in this question of how should we spend these resources. now, in this plan, three primary student groups are focused on students of poverty, english language users and foster youth of called out. so districts who have high populationes in those areas get additional funding. but it's important. we at the alameda county office of education are training parent leaders and parents on
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how to engage in the process. what questions to ask. how to engage their constituencies to have a voice. >> can you give an example of how this will work specifically compared to five, ten years ago, and the advantage of this? >> one of the things i like to say about this process is, first of all, it's very new, but seconds of all, it has changed the discourse. it's changed the way we're talking about how we prioritize funds. it's obviously changed who we are talking to about that in including parents and community. but we are not just asking questions about, you know, in this box it says we have this much money for textbooks. how do we spend that before the end of the year? it's saying we have a pot of money. how much goes to textbooks? how much of it goes to music? how much goes to career technical education. that's something many, many districts are prioritizing. >> now that you have more input, have you learned anything from the parents who are telling you things that,
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hey, that's a good idea? we hadn't thought about that? >> absolutely. we have learned a lot. as educational leaders, you become, you know, so focused on the job, you do it where you are doing it, that you can become disconnected. so having parents, community input is very important. something that we are helping districts and community members to navigate is not all ideas are going to make it into the plan. so what's that process of prioritizing? that's most important and most valuable to the students you are serving. >> can you speak to parents getting involved. driving on that field trip? many parents don't have the choice. both parents are working two or three jobs. if you can, can you say what i'm feeling into my heart. it's made all the difference for us. >> it's extremely for parents.
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to actually see you stepping up as a committed community member and for those kids whose parents aren't able to, you actually make a huge difference in the life of a child. and even if it's not your child's classroom, you know, if you are a retiree, if you are a community member who is just passionate about our next generation, volunteering is a huge way -- it's a mutual benefit. it's a win-win. >> it is. i have had my parents go on my kids' field trips when i can't make it. karen monroe, have a great school year. >> will do. thank you. >> come back anytime. our back-to-school week continues at 9:45 this morning, we are going to introduce you to a police officer who had a first day of school surprise for children in his district. "mornings on 2: the 9" will be right back after this.
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that time of the morning. we are checking the twitter feed. we have been asking you through "mornings on 2: the 9", because it is so expensive to live in the bay area, what do you do in your home to make it work to live here? thoughts about maybe leaving. a couple of my siblings don't even test it. they won't move back at all because they know they can't do it. they are living happily in other cities across the state as well as other states. for those of you who are, what are you seeing? >> a lot of people making sacrifices. i will read a tweet by gail. she says my husband works full time. our mortgage is underwater. we pay rent to the back a number of stories of adult children living with parents and multiple families living in one house. >> and i am thinking of rent an apartment in oakland with rent control seven years ago. i got a tweet from jarrett that says, i used to commute three
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or four hours a day. not sustainable. moved to portland. >> we appreciate you tweeting us and using the hashtag tvuthe9. our question is what are you doing to make it in the bay area. new developments in the devastating valley fire in lake county last year. calfire says faultily wiring to a hot tub caused that fire. four people were killed. more than 1,300 homes were destroyed in the fire that began on september 12th. investigators say they have determined an electrical connection overheated and sparked the fire at a home in the town of cobb. >> there is a permit required for electrical installation. to our knowledge, we were unable to locate or identify a permit on file. >> the lake county district attorney will determine if any charges will be filed against the homeowner. it was the third most destructive wildfire in state history. now to politics. in donald trump's campaign appearance yesterday in florida he blamed president obama for the rise of isis in iraq and
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syria. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis, okay? he's the founder. he founded isis. >> donald trump also called hillary clinton the co-founder of isis. so far the white house has not commented on what trump had to say. meantime, in michigan democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton will take aim at trump's economic plan during a speech at a manufacturing company. she calls his proposals to cut taxes and regulations as the trump loophole for the rich. clinton's economic plan includes investing in public works projects and creating more educational opportunities. clinton adds that more republicans are being turned off by trump and supporting her. >> humbled and moved by the republicans who are willing to stand up and say that donald trump doesn't represent their
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values. >> in other news, just released e-mails are raising questions about the close relationship between the state department when she was secretary of state and the clinton foundation. a watchdog group says a foundation official lobbied the state department to hire a close friend. all right. we're talking about politics, and it was a first date that shaped our country's history. >> barack, you seem like a sweet guy. how many times do i have to tell you, we are not going out together? >> well, michelle, thank you for saying that. you seem like a real sweet girl. i have to correct you. we are in fact out and we are in fact together. >> well said. "southside with you" tells the story of barack and michelle obama's first date. it opens in theaters on august 26. >> this morning on "the 9" we are joined by parker saywers who plays president obama and tika sumpter who plays
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michelle. the entire movie focuses on that one date. tell us about the story. what happens? >> yeah. okay. well, it's an amagalmation of a few of their dates. factual, think i. so barack picks up michelle under the pretense that they are going to a community meeting and then they go to lunch, finally make it to the meeting and end up watching do the right thing. >> was there a physical attraction for both of them off the bat? you talk about the community meeting. was it politics? was it donating their time to these communities? >> yeah. do you want to go to a community meeting? yeah. >> it's not a date. he kind of turns it into that. she was over him at work and she was reluctant to date somebody she worked with. so then we made it into a movie. it's two people walking in each other's shoes, getting to know each other. it's the origin story of barack and michelle. >> what did you learn about
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barack and michelle? did you come away with a view of them after playing them? >> yeah. i mean, we did a lot of research. i read her brother's book game of character, which informed me about who she is and who she was during that time. you know, she was 25 and a second year associate at a law firm. that's pretty young. and surrounded by mostly men. she had to be a strong girl. she was told no a lot in her life, you know, whether going to yale or harvard. yeah, her family was the backbone of who she is. i learned a lot about her. >> how do you read the first couple's modern day relationship? it strikes me that they are not above of loving on each other in public, either through twitter or in person. this is something we didn't previously see in previous first couples. >> a lot of couples, normal couples you don't see this. look at that. they are loving. >> so genuine. they are very supportive of
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each other. >> that's what inspired the writer director. he was in awe of this kind of flirtatious relationship that they had and wanted to know what is that from. >> respect for one another. >> is it cool to play the president? >> was it cool? >> yeah, i mean -- >> [ laughter ] >> did you get a chance to sit down and -- as part of the research, sit down with the obamas? >> we haven't sat down with them. we definitely -- they know about it. they definitely know about it. john legend is an executive producer on it and he is a part of a lot of their initiatives. we know they know about it. we hope they are excited to see it. >> going off of sal, did you feel pressure going into this compared to other roles? >> i didn't really because i had been joking around on set, practicing his voice for a while, and trying to get the mannerism -- manner isms. it turned out pretty good.
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>> it's so hard. as i watch you in the film, you don't want to do an impersonation of the president. talk to me about getting his speech pattern down. tell me about some of the work you did. >> right. i started off with a very strong impersonation. a little america and right america. >> [ laughter ] >> right. >> and then i would dial that back and rich and tika both tell me you're just a guy trying to get a girl. you are 28. you are in chicago. so, yeah, if i just played the truth of the scene, the obama mannerisms come. >> do you think he would be as successful as he is without her support? >> no. [ laughter ] >> without that first date, right? >> no. she was very strong. you know, i think she pushed him to be even greater, you know, behind every great man, i think there is a woman standing right next to him. >> but mr. obama was looking for that woman? >> yes, yes. >> to be a part of that? >> do you think this is an interesting way to tell
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history? a different way? a movie about a date which is not typical presidential history? >> yes. i mean, with the power and glamor that goes along with the presidency, to see them in their humble beginnings, the car. >> the cigarette smoking. >> right. yeah. >> which she gets on him about, you know, up until very recently? >> exactly. just to see the homes that they lived in. like the dishes stacked up in his small apartment. it humanizes them. >> parker saywers, tika sumpter, congratulations. it's "southside with you" about barack and michelle obama's first date. it opens in theaters august 26. thanks for coming in. coming up next, school supplies for students in kindergarten through college. "mornings on 2: the 9" will be right back. right back.
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the annual perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and knowledge. >> 200 meteors an hour, ktvu's steve paulson live where anyone can come out and catch the show. as long as the clouds don't come in, right? >> reporter: you know, that's the big question here. we are coming up the hill here and the fog lifted. i think we will be okay tonight. i hope so. the executive director, what's the plan for tonight? >> so tonight the meteor shower will be its best from 1 to 4 in the morning. all three of the telescopes will be open for viewing weather permitting. >> reporter: it looks good. >> we will have assist ron meres to talk about that they are seeing.
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>> reporter: what is this? >> this is rachel. she is 100 years old. >> reporter: you are going to open up the radio? >> we will. >> reporter: can we see 200 per hour? >> at its peak up to 200 per hour. >> reporter: and anybody can come in here and take a look at this, is that right? >> that's right. our public charters were open for free in the evening. for the meteor shower specifically at that time of night. >> reporter: it's a long winding road to get up here. i think we will be fine on the fog. i am not concerned about that. i know you are not not astronomer. >> so these are the particles from the comet. the gravitational pull of jupiter has gathered an unusually large amount from passes from the comet. we expect a great viewing tonight. >> reporter: it will be several more years before it happens again, right? >> yes. >> reporter: if you have never been here, come on up.
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it's a late night for many of you. i will probably see them on my way into work because i get up at 2:30 in the morning. you can come up and maybe get a chance to see them. with adam tobin at the space and science center. the perseid tonight should be beautiful. get away from the coast. go inland or up high. >> perfect. back-to-school shopping is gearing one students loading up on paper, pencils, backpacks, jeans, t-shirts, the rest. according to the backpack index, parents of elementary school children should expect to spend $659 on back to school. middle school parents spend even more, paying $957. high school supplies under $1,500. >> recently this sergeant raised money to buy 40 children backpacks and school supplies. >> officer friedman joins us live on "the 9" this morning.
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thanks for joining us. let's talk about how you recognize the need that some would say is outside of the core of police work. >> you know, i wouldn't call it outside the core of the police work. i think the job of police officers are to lift and raise people up every day, and my visits with the west side courthousing project and my discussions with my beautiful wife. from there i understood that preparing kids for the first day of school is essential if they are going to be successful. why not send them off right and why not raise money for school supplies and make sure that they do just that and we did. >> were people surprised that a police officer, you know, someone who they may have had contact with that wasn't, you know, friendly, is stepping up to do this, to buy backpacks and school supplies? do you think changes the way that some people look at police officers in that community? >> sure. i think it's breaking down barriers. i think it's a really good community policing project. i said from the very first that
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policing isn't about putting bad guys in jail. it's really about lifting people up and changing people's lives for the better. so if you understand that concept from day one, then i think you will be very successful in this career. >> these are pictures of some of the things you are collected with a young face. happy recipient. talk to me about the reaction you got from the little ones who were getting all the supplies you had collect the. >> you know, everybody was incredibly joyful, happy. it was a great day. west sued court, the people that work at west side courts are fantastic people. it's a great community will with big loving hearts and they were all appreciative that a police officer partnered with the city, stepped in and actually filled this need. >> you are a parent yourself. you know how expensive it is to get all the things to go back to school. some of these families can't afford it. so when they got these backpacks, do you think it will make a difference in how they learn at school? >> i definitely think so.
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my wife works in education. we have long discussions about how important it is to prepare your kids from day one with the right tools. and if we can give those kids the right tools, then school maybe won't be so overwhelming or won't be so hard, won't be so scare are you. i think that's what we're doing here. >> we talk about inequality not only in the city of san francisco, but through the bay area. the kid next to me has a brand new ipad. my parents are scraping out the short tiny pencils with the eraser rubbed off. can you talk about how what you are doing might be an equalizer so we don't have that awkwardness in the classroom? >> it could be ceanothuses. it's more about how to prepare everyone on an equal foot to go make sure they have the right tools on the first day so they learn easier. and i believe that's what this is. we talk about ipads, that's important, too.
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technology in the -- the technology divide is something we can address as well. very important. >> but a brand new box of crayons smells great. >> sure does. >> thank you for being here. from kindergarten up to college, students everywhere do need supplies. for a look at what's hitting the market this year, we go to mike mibach. >> thank you, gasia. i am here with fashion and lifestyle blogger sadie murray. welcome back. always a pleasure to have you here in oakland. how's the summer been? >> great. i can't believe we are back to school. >> i know. i am like, here we go. >> summer's over. >> two little ones ready to go into the classroom. >> let's get into this. so right here, this is the only box. it's a box that's insulated. it has two different temperatures. you can pack your fresh veggies, keep those chilled. then you have your entre. this thermos right here. comes in great colors. >> put the spaghetti in there. >> yeah, for fun and healthy
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snacks, kind bars. no sugar added. gluten-free. so you want to get in on that with the healthy treats. we love pop chips. they have tangy barbecue, chili cheese fries and so many more amazing things. what's great is it's healthy for you. >> can i open it? >> yes. >> all right. we are getting close to the end of the hour and, you know. >> my favorite is sour cream and cheddar. >> okay. backpack. >> this is great. backpacks, of course. burlington though right now is doing this great promotion. hashtag #givebackpacks. if you bring in a older backpack, they donate it the boys and girls club. >> that reminds me of textbooks. did you wrap your textbook in the paper from the grocery store? >> yeah. >> i wonder if they do that. side note. let's go. >> these cute shoes. so these are available at howard's shoes here for
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children. what's great about it, it stands for if it was me. what's cool, it's created by a podiatrist. people that want their pediatrics to be, you know, pediatrics for podiatry. it has little steps on the bottom. it's got the health of the feet in mind for your kids and they are really cute. >> okay. clothes? >> clothes. you know, dickey's. >> dickey's? bringing it back for little ones? >> this is dickey's girls. this is so cute for your middle schooler. what's awesome is it's so affordable. they have great plaids, which are very in right now. also what's great is if you spill on your jeans or whatever, you can send it right back and they will replace it for free. >> is it something that will last all year? >> of course. >> they tend to wear clothes over and over and over. you don't want to have to buy another pair. >> exactly. stick with dickey's girl.
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also jcpenney. arizona jeans. classic jeans. what they're doing is great for every purchase of these jeans, a dollar goes back to the ymca for their achievement academic programs. >> love it. got it. >> let's move into college. >> college age? okay. >> this is the microsoft surface -- >> a little bit more expensive here for your back to school supplies. >> yes. but they have this great bundle deal if you go to the microsoft store dot-com. if you buy an xbox, you get 300 off. anyway, this is an amazing tablet that turns into a lab top. >> you buy an xbox? you will be gaming the whole time. not doing schoolworkge you need to relax a little bit, you know. has a great surface pen so you can take notes while you are in class on the tablet. >> okay. >> love that. okay. this i am obsessed with for a cute care package to send to your girl in college. this is the beauty con box. it's a subscription service for
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$99 a year that delivers four boxes a year, one per season, or like semester. >> goodie boxes. >> full of great beauty products. it's everything from, i mean the latest shades of blush to, you know, make-up remover. they have got you covered. and this is valued at $150. so you're getting -- >> you are getting two a semester if you are on the semester system? >> exactly. >> or four a year. >> i am like 15 years away from that. you think it will be around then? >> i think it will be. this is the best thing i have seen in my life. last but not least, for my girls, these are for my sorority girls out there. the worst thing you get into college is when you are so tan and it fades. so -- >> not the fake? >> it is. >> fake? >> it's a little fake. but it's so good. look at this. it's coconut. this is a liquid gold -- do you see it? >> i don't know if that's a school supply save. >> no. it's an essential for college. you need to be tan.
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>> all right. a lot of good options for everyone from kindergarten to whatever you just sprayed down there. >> doesn't it smell good? >> back-to-school week continues tomorrow at 9:20 in the morning. we will be talking vaccines for children of all ages. and then we look at ideas for health and fun school lunches. "mornings on 2: the 9" will be right back after the break.
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a pioneer is doing his part to help people in san francisco get the tools they need to succeed in today's high-tech world. this morning craig new mark will launch a free public wifi service designed to help people living in the tenderloin. the wifi switch-on ceremony begins at st. anthony's dining room on golden gate avenue in an hour. the self-service check-out lanes i know you like to use. >> i do like them. >> i go for the personal service. i believe in wait in line to be face to face with a person. it appears to be turning shoppers in shoplifters. that self-service technology relies on the honor system. the lack of human intervention makes shoplifting more common. >> you just like that interaction? >> i love it. >> sal, break the tie here. >> i use check-out. self-check out. >> oh! >> all right. that's okay. fresno city college is picking up on the pokemon go
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craze. starting in october, students can earn college credit for catching pikachu. it will be offered by the physical education department and officially listed as a walking class. >> pass-fail on that one? >> no. >> students can provide their own cell phones and they are responsible for any data costs they run up. >> right. thank you so much. i will see you in the regular check-out lane. these guys self-service. no matter what, back here tomorrow for more on "the 9". thank you for joining us. honey, is the internet back yet? yes!! i need to let her know that i like this! i like, like, like, like... i haven't seen a movie based on a comic book in so long. i know.
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