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. welcome back to mornings on 2. the top stories we're following. 1500 firefighters are expected to join the battle against the blue cut fire east of los angeles. this started late yesterday morning and has burned 28 square miles. 82,000 people have been evacuated. some homes have burned but they're not sure how many. they do know more than 34,000 homes are in danger. in lake county this afternoon a suspected serial arsonist accused of
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starting the clayton fire will appear in court. damen pashilk is being held on $5 million bail while serving a 5 year sentence for drugs and weapons charges he worked for four months as an inmate firefighter. an update at the clayton fire, at 35% containment this morning. the middle of the week, august 17th. >> good morning. it's 4:31 and we want to check in with steve on the weather. boy, doesn't sound like this weather is helping the fires up and down the state. >> not at all. not unless they're on the coast. >> right. >> that's it. i mean, otherwise it's hot. >> probably why it's not burning along the coast. >> well, the one in monterey. that was a little inland. >> right, started inland. >> but still, they could use -- we could use the cooler weather and it's simply not happening for inland temps. they continue to be hot, yet the coast stays cool to cold for
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some. it does look promising here this morning. 57, 82% relative humidity, that's good, but that humidity goes down and the temperature goes up fast and another easterly breeze today and a temperature close to 100 degrees. thunderstorm activity up in the sierra with the low associated with it, but it's exited up in northeast nevada. there's a breeze but not enough to cool things down for some. 50s on the temperatures to 60s. east bay temps, low 60s to mid to upper 50s. 57, 58 for almost everybody. there's the activity, a long time come here but it looks like today will be quieter, calming down as the source of the energy moves off. 60s, 70s, and 90s for some. 80s for otherwise santa rose' to san jose. the longer it says quiet in
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the morning, the better the rest of the commute is going to be. we don't want any big problems and right now we're off to a nice start. if you're driving in on 80 westbound, from valan ochlt salo no. no county, nice drive. getting down to the junction through the cordelia conjunction, not a bad commute at all. let's go to the bay bridge, can you see traffic is still light. this is one of the spans that can get, if it does get into trouble, it can have a long-lasting effect. in san jose, other part of the bay, this is 280, looks good, so does 101 and 85. let's go back to the desk. a controversial house project for the homeless in san jose is moving forward. modular homes will be installed in the willow glen neighborhood on
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evans lane. the city council made that decision last night. we're in san jose this morning to hear more. >> reporter: good morning. well, we are standing in front of a six-acre plot of land used to house the homeless. there are not a lot of happy people about this decision when they found out about it. it was a packed city council meeting last night in council chambers with people from the neighborhood asking city leaders not to allow this project to go forward. but the council voted 8-3 to approve the proposal that would allow for more than 100 homeless people to live in modular homes. now, the plot of city-opened land located on evans lane. neighbors argued that the neighborhood faces crime and blight. >> i've had to call cops multiple time and if you put them in the same
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location i think it's going to magnify and intensify the issues. >> reporter: city leaders wanted to work on getting the homeless off the streets and they felt that they needed to act. these new renderings show what they would live in. it shows a dog park and a community center. a nonprofit center will run it, and there will be 24 hour security. we're told the homeless could move in as early as next summer. it's still early right now in this neighborhood but we plan on talking to people as they wake up to get their feelings on this. back to you. >> we'll check back, thank you. time is 4:35, meantime we're waiting for word on what happened to a monday who reportedly barricaded himself inside of an oakland liquor store and then set the store on fire last night. police were called to the scene on seminary avenue near foothill after reports came in of a disturbed man
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with a knife in the building. authorities say he then set the store on fire. we just checked with the oakland fire department. they say fire crews put out this two-alarm fire and the scene is now cleared. but neither the fire department nor the police told us what happened to that suspect. a crash sparked an explosion and fire last night in san jose. it happened at 8:45 last night on west san carlos street near lincoln avenue. a pickup truck slammed into a building and hit a gas meter. we have this photo of the smoke billowing from the building. the crash sparked a fire. >> the collision wasn't that severe to put the structure at risk but it did crack the gas meter. at that point the gas started flowing and then ignited. >> there are no reported injuries and authorities say the truck driver is cooperating with their investigation. nine people were forced out
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of their homes in pacifica by a fire. that happened at atown house complex. heavy smoke and flames were coming out of a garage when firefighters arrived shortly after 3:00 yesterday afternoon. the flames were limited to the garage but there is smoke damage to the townhomes. the cause of the fire is under investigation. time is 4:37. police in san leandro released a sketch of a man accused of trying to kidnap a woman last month. the suspect is african american, between 25 and 40 years old with a goatee. he was driving a nissan sentra. it has after market wheels on it, grey or silver. the man was hiding in between parked cars on washington street the morning of july 28th when he jumped out and pepper sprayed a woman as she was walking to work. they say he tried to drag her to a car but a good samaritan intervened and saved the women.
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two other women have since come forward saying they had contact with the same man that week. if have you any information, call san leandro police. victims were playing pokemon go while sitting in a parked car on sunday. a man walked up to them and robbed them of their wallets and cell phones. similar robberies have been reported in san fransisco and berkeley. police are advising pokemon go players, be aware of your surroundings. a man was badly injured. the 80-year-old man was driving a truck that somehow crashed into an suv. the driver of the suv was not seriously hurt. police say speed was a factor if the crash but that drugs and alcohol did not play a role. also today, local transit
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leaders will release the findings after new report. it examines ways to deal with the growing problem across the bay area of broken down road. transportation experts say driving on bumpy roads cost the area monday every year. the plan b.a.r.t. extension to san jose gets a funding boost. b.a.r.t. received $20 million for the project. the cap and trade funds were approved by the state transportation agency, south bay state senator beal helped to get the money. the chancellor of u.c. berkeley is resigning. he released a statement saying he's making a personal decision to step down. he didn't give a specific reason. he has been under fire of how the university handled sexual harassment
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cases on campus. dirk says he will officially resign once his successor is picked. he plans to stay with the university teaching full time. he is the second chancellor to resign in the past week. last tuesday controversial u.c. davis chancellor said she is stepping aside. right now it is 4:40. and a man was brutally beaten and coming up in the 5:00 hour, his search for answers after waking up in a san fransisco hospital. first, a phone scam hits the east bay. the warning from the sheriff's department and the signs you should watch out for. h out for. . good morning, the san mateo bridge traffic looking good heading out to the high rise and coming up we'll check some of the other commutes in the bay. . fog is back, but it's pretty thick in spots, yet some inland locations will find 90s. not much change. we'll see if there's any difference going to the weekend. eekend. an unprecedented natural outburst
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. the breakup is officially over. johnny depp and hurd have settled their divorce. hurd settled for $17 million. but she says she is going to donate proceeds from the divorce to charity. they issued a statement saying that neither part made false accusations for financial game. they were married for 15 months. hugh hefner sold his mansion for $100 million. he sold the property to darren metropolis. he is the son of a billionaire who owned papst brewing. under terms of the deal hefner
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can live in the mansion for the rest of his life, he is 90 years old. univision bought gawker media. gawker posted a sex video of hogan. time is 4:44. a phone scam in the east bay. the sheriff's office saysby ware. someone has been calling people pretending to be a sheriff's deputy. they say they have a warrant for missing jury duty. he tells them to pay money over the phone using a green dot prepaid debit card to settle the matter. the sheriff's department says it never asks people to pay fines or fees through reloadable prepaid cards. duo, a video chatting
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service, this one gives a video preview of who is making the call. helping the recipient to decide whether or not they want to pick up the cool. google refers to the feature is knock-knock. the duo app is out, available for android and iphones, it will compete with snaptime and messenengeres. the back packs will be taken to 80 schools across oakland today. it will be given to students in need on the first day in school. new numbers indicate that people are using all sorts of transportation to commute between marin county and san fransisco. the marin independent journal cites new figures from the golden gate
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bridge district. more than 41 million people drove on the bridge. 39 million drove across the span 10 years ago. ridership stayed even dropping 2% between july 2015 to july of this year. ferry ridership reached a all-time high. >> ask let's see if the commute is undercontrol. >> tell us about the commute. >> do you have things under control. >> if only i had that much power. >> i think you do. >> thank you. >> you have control, can you arrange for a ferry for us to commute at this time of day? that would be a great way to commute. >> maybe a personal driver day. >> i would love that. >> okay. >> that's why i come to you. >> those are all good ideas. let's go out and think about that for a moment.
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let's go out to the tracy commute. start there right now and traffic is getting busy on 580 westbound as you drive through the area. just took 45 minutes for this to become stop and go. a lot of people driving in from the central valley into the bay area, and a lot of the truck traffic mixes in here and obviously there's also a construction zone if you know the area, so this is a little bit of slow traffic right now already coming through the tracy triangle. moving along and taking a look at 880 north and southbound and this traffic looks good. the toll plaza, traffic looks good into san fransisco. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> more traffic at 3:30 than i've seen in my life. >> people don't want to be -- they toent want to be driving at -- don't want to be driving at 6:30 but they have shifted their day. >> i would agree with that. well, we have fog back, but it's not helping areas that could sure use it. and that would be up in lake
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county. it looks like almost a complete pattern change to cool off. when you get stuck, when it's locked in, high pressure is locked in for inland areas, coast, we could use son over here, it's cold and foggy. humidity is up, that's a good sign. wind has tailed off. showing an easterly component but it will warm up fast and the humidity plunges and i see a day of around 100 degrees. it does look cooler for some inland areas, but cooler for seems like the east bay is 88. [ laughter ]. . >> i'm serious, santa rosa, san jose not that bad. sumner, got interesting over north tahoe. rotation, there it goes, it's gone. looks like it's moved off towards the east. a piece of that might hang back a little bit so we could get some
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more billows but the main energy source is in northeast nevada. low 60s, absolutely nothing has changed here. coolest temps to the north, warmest around palo alto, and out east, but on the peninsula, upper 50s, low 60s, palo alto, is in there. belmont 56. that's the thunderstorm activity that erupted, very quiet sumner the sierra for thunderstorm activity. record setting hot except right on the coast down in southern california. so no help inland for the firefighters next couple of days. it looks really warm to hot. at the coast, it's just stuck. i cannot get out of these 60s and that's what we have again today. 60s and 70s coast and bay. and then you take a few steps inland and find 80s and then some 90s. you just -- seems like -- you think something would break but i don't see it. it looks like nothing is moving. if you want the sun go east and
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north, if you want the cool, go west. you'll find both. >> it's true. but you're right, when you said everybody is sick of t the people in the heat are sick of it, and the people in the fog is sick of it. >> this is depressing along half moon bay and stuff. >> they're used to some sun over the summer. >> a little bit. >> from monterey to san fransisco there's been a couple of 70 degree days, a couple. >> that's unusual. because monterey can be lovely over the summer. >> sure can! >> thank you, steve. time is 4:50. the giants they officially have fallen out of first place in the nl west. they lost last night to the pirates 4-3. the game was tied at 3 in the 8th when the pirates kang did that. solo home run to center off law. that brought law's streak to an end. dodgers won last night. so they take over first place.
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the first time since may 10th the giants haven't been on top of the division. they're going to try to avoid getting swept this afternoon at at & t park. the oakland as will try to avoid a sweep today in texas. they battled to the end last night. tied the game up in the 9th, going up by two runs in the 10th but in the bottom of the 10th after the rangers tied the game at 4-4, rip zinski one the game. former american league mvp canseco has been playing with the pittsburgh diamonds for a couple of weeks and tonight he will compete in a home run derby in san rafael. he will face four players from local high schools before the game. each player will get two minutes to hit as many home runs as they can. the top two will compete if the finals. the derby is at 6:45 tonight at
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albert park. >> i would probably go see that. >> you get a great view of things. making things safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, improvements to a major street in san fransisco. believe it or not an alligator spotted in the wild, this is not florida, this is here in the bay area, up next the reason why fish and wildlife officers say they had to shoot it.
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. welcome back to mornings on 2. a squirrel probably cause add small explosion and a brief fire outage. fire crews responded to a big noise on crane street. power was knocked out to hundreds of customers in the area. even trapped somebody in an elevator. investigators found a dead squirrel in that area. they later determined the squirrel bit into a power line. that caused a small explosion, and knocked out power. state fish and game officials in alameda county are defending a decision they made to shoot and kill an alligator. it was a 4 foot long alligator first spotted monday in alameda creek near fremont. state fish and game decided to shoot it after they decided they
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couldn't safely remove it. however, neighbors hoped they would catch and relocate it. >> it should be caught and released someone else. >> difficult to tranquillize an alligator from a distance and they're spooky around people, if we tried to get close we would lose it. >> alligators are not native to california. fish and wildlife officials say the young alligator probably started out at a pet until the owner abandoned it in a creek. an energy project is on hold after the discovery of ancient owns. it was a burial site that was overlooked until now. 100 remains were found on the site and they want to see what else was there. >> in this case it was known by
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the county and it was not -- was omitted from their final environmental impact. >> at the time we did the environmental review we didn't have the survey. so we immediately asked the contractor to stop work. >> the report on the possibility of more remains at the construction site could be finished by the end of the week. time is 4:57. new school year is beginning, there are some new safety reminders for students as you're heading to class. later today alameda county supervisor nate miley will talk about students who are distracted, not paying attention to cars, distractions like talking, texting, or playing games on cell phones. a government report shows during the last ten years of vehicle and bicycle accidents involving pedestrians in the eden area of alameda county, 70% of pedestrians were at fault. we are coming up on our 5:00
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hour and a fast moving fire in southern california forced more than 80,000 people from their homes. up next, an update on the conditions in southern california. a major shake-up of donald trump's campaign staff. the latest announcement in the race for the white house. good morning, we are looking at a commute where traffic is moving along pretty well. if you are driving on the bridge itself we'll tell you more about some of the other commutes around the bay. the bay. . two forecasts again. if you're coast and bay, 60 and 70s, and inland, 80s and notice. an -- 90s.
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