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stations. businesses selling more goods and services. what riders think as "mornings on 2" continues. 7:00 on the dot this thursday morning, august 25. i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am dave clark. we are going to talk about your weather because some things are changing. steve paulson is back. good to have you back. you are fighting that little bug. >> am i? >> yeah, you are. >> much better, though. >> that's good. >> i have a lot of company out there. i feel for you folks. it's a tough one. we have an easy forecast though. fog, sun. 60s, 70s, 80s. san francisco has just been stuck in the 60s. one day this month at 70 degrees on august 8th. every other day 63, 64, 66. big fog bank. probably local drizzle. making a strong push inland. just about every reporting station says fog or cloudy.
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west-southwest 18. 7 to 18. not a big deal. low 60s. low 50s to the north. one observation there. concord and walnut creek saying 52. 53 lafayette. not bad for antioch and brentwood and even pleasanton. these temps have come down. the lows are getting a little cooler. a little fall-like feel in the air. clear in the sierra. a lot of low clouds and fog. looks like parts of the most inland areas cool down starting tomorrow. today 60s, 70s coast and bay. 80s for some inland or a few low 90s. east bay, sal, you want to start there? it's been a bear in the east bay. if you are trying to get to san francisco, the bay bridge is somewhat normal. we had a couple of minor problems on that span. as you look at the backup here, it doesn't look unusual. it's a 20-minute delay before you make it onto the span. it takes ten minutes or so to cross the bridge. you are into it for a half hour
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at least. what's unusual is 880. we had an earlier accident with a truck. we can go to the picture of 880. the truck damaged some of the guardrail on the right-hand side near hegenberger road to the point where they have to fix it. it's a safety #ktvuthe9. traffic is backing up near fruitvale. southbound on 880 all the way up -- in fact, this unusual backup is going to be something that's going to take a lot of people by surprise. northbound traffic is not bad from 238 up to the coliseum. southbound slows from 238 down to fremont and then southbound 680 again still recovering from an earlier motorcycle crash on the sunol grade. we have had a tough one this morning in the east bay. 7:02. back to the desk. as you heard oakland mayor libby schaaf tell us live on "mornings on 2" yesterday, oakland a's executives are scouting a location for the port of oakland for a possible new home for the team.
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the proposed site is howard terminal. that's where ktvu's brian flores is this morning with more on the tour and the mayor's reaction. brian. >> reporter: gasia, when she spoke with you yesterday she said that a group of people from the port of oakland as well as the oakland a's are going to be touring this site. this is the howard terminal along the port of oakland. it is a major shipping area right now. this could be the future home of the oakland a's. we will have to see about that. they will be doing this tour sometime later today. i want to show you now what this ballpark may look like. the artist's rendering was done by manika in kansas city. it shows two pairs of cargo cranes. the ballpark alongside the water reminds people of at&t park in san francisco. now u -- from what we understand, these officials will do a technical tour of the
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howard terminal. she said it's going to be engineers along with members of the oakland a's. mayor schaff said yesterday it shows the seriousness of the a's in building a stadium in oakland. she said this is a site she considers would be good for the team. she said fans should not get too excited because this is very preliminary. we heard from a's faithful, but we also heard from the port as well. >> there have been numerous expressions of interest in the howard terminal. right now it's used for maritime-related purposes such as truck parking. and the port will listen to any appropriate use that makes financial sense. >> now, some of the pluses of this project include the site can handle direct ferry access. some of the minuses, though, include that's quite a bit of a hike from the nearest bart station. right now there is no direct freeway access. again what's happening today,
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it's going to be a preliminary tour. mayor schaff said yesterday she will likely not be a part of this tour. we understand the majority owner jon fisher will be on this tour. unclear in lou wolf will be a part of it as well. the mayor also said they are not just exploring this terminal behind me but they are also exploring options at the coliseum as well. >> she said that all options are in the city of oakland? >> reporter: yes. that was the major key she mentioned yesterday, which was very encouraging for her, and a's fans as well. fremont was in the mix several years ago. thank you. on the football side of things, many oakland raider fans will be watching a meeting today in las vegas because developers looking for potential sites for an nfl stadium in las vegas will give a progress report. they hope to have a final plan in place by january. nfl owners could decide whether to let the raiders move to las
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vegas. meantime, nevada senator harry reid says he is in favor of going to las vegas, but he won't say if he thinks nevada taxpayers should foot the bill for a stadium. new information and pictures from it'sry of yesterday -- from italy of yesterday's devastating earthquake. relief workers are going through the debris. in one town it was almost wiped out by that magnitude 6.2 quake. the italian government has revised the death toll down from 247 to 241. however, that number is expected to go back up again as searchers find more victims still buried in the rubble. >> we learned from rescuers there are people under the rubble. the most urgent thing is to free the survivors. >> a drone flew over one of those devastated communities. those are the pictures recorded of the damage. scientists in rome, they are keeping an eye on aftershocks.
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there was a 4.7 aftershock early this morning. and check out this video. traffic cameras in italy capturing the very moment the earthquake hit. look at the cameras jumping. the ground rattled. the cameras shook violently. this quake is shaping up to be italy's deadliest earthquake since 2009. that was when more than 300 people were killed. the epicenter of that quake was just 90 miles south of the quake on wednesday. well, in southeast asia an earthquake that rocked myanmar yesterday killed at least four people. it also damaged almost 200 buddhist temps and pagodas. the 6.8 quake hit buildings that were built in the 10th to the 14th centuries. community leaders are worried about being able to rebuild. it's a popular tourist area, but visitors may stop going now because it's been so damaged. and without the tourism revenues, those areas have very little money to rebuild.
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police in the east bay city of pittsburg say an officer was injured while rescuing a blind man trapped in a fire. the fire was reported about 7:30 last night on west 11th street near railroad avenue. firefighters tweeted out this video. you see smoke rising from the structure. two pittsburg police officers forced their way inside and found the man on the floor unconscious. they were able to carry him outside and he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. police say one officer suffered a severe cut to his arm while forcing his way into the house. no word on how this fire started. time is now 7:08. new from overnight bart police are investigating an overnight stabbing. the victim was found on the civic center bart station platform. it happened 10:00 p.m. we don't know the condition that have stabbing victim. authorities don't know if that person was stabbed inside the bart station or out on the street. that person was rushed to the hospital. because of the stabbing, police shut down the civic center bart
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station for a crime investigation, and bart riders were alerted by tweets from sf bart alert telling them bart trains were not stopping at the civic center station because of police activity. 90 minutes later the bart station reopened, and bart service was back to were no. and bart will be making more use of its space inside stations. the transit agency is working with a company to bring more retailers to their stations. there are stores at two stations, but that is changing. our janine de la vega live from the fremont bart station to explain the changes and people's reaction to them. janine. >> reporter: yeah, so far in talking to people this morning, they say it's an interesting concept. i have been asking what do you want to see? what sort of retailers? most popular answers coffee, of course, and food. trans smart is the company that has partnered with bart. they are looking to find about 50 retailers. here's some artist renderings of what the retail spaces would
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look like. a pilot program was started last year, and now they want to expand. it's looking for businesses from clothing to personal services. an open house was held for small business owners yesterday to encourage them to consider opening up a shop at bart. here's what riders wanted to see. >> services and amenities that are available in airports, you know. those types of things are what travelers have said they need. so having a new stand that sells coffee seems like something that would be intuitive. >> reporter: the lease ranges from one to seven years. rent can run from $1,000 to $4,000 a month just depending on which station the store is at and how large the space is. bart stations in san francisco and oakland, they are going to be among the first to launch the expansion. we are going to keep polling people this morning just to see if we get any sort of different
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answers on what they think, what they want, what would work, what wouldn't work. back to you. >> janine, i think a lot of people second that wish for coffee. the thing is you are not allowed to bring food or drink on the actual bart train. >> yes. very true. while they wait, a lot of people already come here with a cup of could have any in their hand. if they can get it while they wait, they'd buy it. >> right. makes those seven minutes go by faster. thank you. time is 7:11. new this morning the company that makes the allergy treatment drug epipen is responding to recent criticism over the huge price hikes. mylan says they will offer coupons covering up to $300 for patients in health plans that have high out of pocket costs. they have increased prices as frequently as three times a year over the past nine years. the current list price for a two pack of epipens $600.
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time is 7:12. a busy stretch of interstate 80 is get are more colorful today. in 20 minutes, the signs that will be turned on to make your commute a little easier. keeping a tab on convicted sex offenders on the internet. up next, the information they may soon be forced to share with the state. good morning. we are looking at a mess in the east bay. some of these freeways don't seem to be getting better. the south bay, of course, not to be held back. slow traffic in the valley from all directions. the average high temp in san francisco this year is 70 degrees. today we will be below that. what about the next couple days? any change? yes, but inland. more on that coming up.
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on 2". two orlando hospitals that treated the victims of the pulse nightclub shooting rampage will not bill survivors for out of pocket medical expenses. instead, they will seek payment from insurance plans and the victims' funds set up after that attack. officials say the cost could top $5 million. you may remember 49 people were killed. more than 50 others were hurt when a gunman opened fire inside that packed nightclub. a nine-hour siege at the american university of afghanistan is over now, but at least 12 people are dead and many more were wounded. a government spokesman says seven students were killed along with three police officers and two security guards. it started with a suicide car bombing at the university entrance. then two gunmen entered the campus. police killed those gunmen after a nine-hour standoff. a new crime bill is heading to governor brown's death. convicted sex offenders would have to report their e-mail
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address, user names, and other internet identifiers to law enforcement. the legislation would change parts of the state sex trafficking law. it was approved in 2012, but was challenged in the courts. the law would apply to offenders convicted on or after next january who use the internet to carry out sex crimes. a bill to help provide housing for san francisco teachers. it passed yesterday. if signed into you what next week it would allow school districts in california to lease property for affordable housing for educators. the mayor says the new law would mean at least one of two surplus properties, the san francisco unified school district has, could be redeveloped for employees starting in the next two years. 7:16. here is a question. how young is too young for your children to be left at home?
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well, a mother in maryland was arrested for leaving her 8 and 9-year-old kids alone at a vacation rental for about 45 minutes while she went out to get food. >> someone called the police when the children ran outside to catch their dog. when the mother returned she was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of her children. mom was released on $500 bail. >> it's an interesting case. we checked into it. there is no federal law that determines what age children can legally be left at home alone. instead, every state sets its own age and standards. >> here in california, there is no set age, but social workers ask that parents carefully determine the maturity level of their child. they also advise anyone against leaving them home alone at the age of 7 or young early. maybe your 12-year-old is ready. my 12-year-old is not. we want to know what you at home think. our question of the day on ktvu is this. >> yes. should that mother have been arrested for leaving her 8 and
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9-year-old alone? and at what do you think it is okay to leave your children home alone? >> let us know what you think. post a comment to our ktvu facebook page or tweet us using the hashtag #ktvu. we brought up the fact, remember the latchkey kids? mom and dad worked. you had that shoestring around your neck, you would let yourself in and watch tv all day? >> i remember that. we would just have family members around to keep an eye on us. >> that's what we were talking about. >> that's what goes on, right. . let's take a look at what goes on here on the nimitz freeway. this is a bad one. 880 southbound there was guardrail damage from an earlier accident. this accident was two hours ago. southbound 880 as you drive past hegenberger. they are still repairing that right guardrail and it's causing an unexpected delay,
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the worst kind, because normally we do not have slow traffic through here. southbound 880 out of fruitvale. we will show you that in a little bit. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza though. that is backed up in the macarthur maze. no problems getting into san francisco. let me show you 880. the normal slow down begins 238 down to the dumbarton bridge exit. looking good into the valley. let's talk about that silicon valley, shall we? the approaches are going to be slow on 58, 280, and 81. this falls in line with a normal commute, which is happily not affected by very many crashes at all on the major freeways. today's weather. let's go to steve. sal, big fog bank again out there. >> i see it. >> it's not changing too much. it's been a foggy pattern for many coast and bay.
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san francisco. i mean, again should -- well, san jose, looks like it. very foggy as well. fog, low clouds san jose. parts of livermore. i know walnut creek. i know out to concord. up north, as well. so it's really filled in quite well. it's going to get, looks like, even bigger, stronger by tomorrow as a weak system comes in. kind of enhances that. that will cool down the inland locations tomorrow, carrying that into the weekend with subtle changes. plenty of low clouds. i mean, just up and down the coast. cool for some. cold for others. inland temps have cooled off into the 50s. an okay breeze. it is out of the west. it's a sea breeze. 50s on the temps or low 60s. 57 livermore. 53 napa airport. 52 santa rosa and san rafael. novato 51. hillsboro says 52 along with pacifica. upper 50s. 58 popular. menlo park. stanford. close for los altos.
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48 in arcata. 32 truckee. ukiah low 50s. quiet up in the sierra. had big thunderstorm activity earlier this week, but that has moved off to the east. but the fog says i'm not going anywhere. if anything, it's going to get enhanced by a couple of areas of low pressure beginning to work their way down. that will lift that fog, probably give us drizzle coast and bay tonight and tomorrow if you don't have it already. 80s inland. a few 90s. that will carry into friday. i don't think this will be strong enough to chew up the fog bank. that might be on its way around september 3rd or 4th. so 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, but inland temps are coming down a few degrees. they are near seasonal averages this time of year. that is about where concord and livermore should be. oakland, san francisco slightly below. 78 san jose. that's below. they should be closer to 83. san francisco should be 70.
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not even close. and 70s on the peninsula. low, hid. looks like a cooler pattern friday into saturday. >> i think gasia will sign off on that. >> it's comfortable in livermore these days. >> 87 in livermore at the end of august is pretty nice, as you know, yes, i do know. 7:22. san jose's police staffing crisis puts the brakes on a popular food festival there. in 15 minutes, the reason the bake in festival of america is being postponed for a second year in a row. then trying to gain support among minorities while taking a tough stance on immigration. the big meeting donald trump is hosting today.
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welcome back. 7:25. last night hillary clinton wrapped up several bay area fundraisers. apple's ceo tim cook hosted the third and final fundraiser for hillary clinton in los altos. a clinton supporter shared this photos with us. [ technical difficulty ]
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let me go a step further. they will pay back taxes. they have to pay taxes. there is no amnesty, as such. there is no amnesty. >> now, a recent pew research poll showed donald trump was 2% support among african-american voters. it was 26% among latinos. time is now 7:26.
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the golden gate bridge district is concerned about the growing number of young people attempting suicides at the bridge. now, since the year 2000, the number of young people under the age of 25 trying to commit suicide on the bridge has gone up more than five fold. the district will hold a news conference tomorrow morning. they will talk about steps officials are taking to address this issue. the district says it's teaming up with crisis line to better reach young people. it's a nationwide non-profit organization. they provide free around the clock support for people by way of texts. 7:27. disturbing video of what appears to be an unprovoked attack in san francisco. next what police say the suspect said to the victim right before he attacked her. plus, changes are coming to the heavily congested interstate 80 corridor along the east bay. we will tell you about the new freeway signs they activate
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later today. we will explain how they are meant to ease congestion coming up.
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[ music playing ] >> so many people driving their cars on 880. you are going to see something new today. not many new lanes of traffic
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to ease congestion. something else. electronics that could help smooth your ride to work or school or whatever it is you need to go. alex savidge is driving along 80. we are going to bring him in through the morning to talk about the changes drivers will see and whether or not it will help your drive on interstate 80 through the east bay. welcome back to "mornings on 2" this thursday morning. i am gasia mikaelian. >> alex is all right smooth. >> he is. >> i am dave clark. let's check your weather. steve paulson in his office right there. >> yes, we are. not much change, you guys. not yet. >> not yet. >> we are working on it, though. maybe early september, you guys. really? sure looks like it. we will see though. a long way to go before something develops. until then, not much change coast and bay. 60s. upper 60s, 70s. inland temps a little cool one day, a little warmer the next, but no extremes here. very hazy skies. of course, a lot of smoke in the air, as well. that's a big fog bank out there. it's continuing to ramp up and move inland.
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60s, 70s, 80s unless you are part of lake county, mendocino county. you still get some 90s or eastern contra costa county. 80s in the santa clara valley. cooler for many. san francisco one 70-degree day this month on august 8th. ever since then, it's been below. even below average. you should be 70. the record 93 in 1988. below on the high and on the low. so it's been running very cool. there is a lot of fog to deal with there. westerly breeze or a west- southwest for most. 50s on the temps. low, mid, low 60s. mountain view in there. san jose. quiet. good to go in the sierra after a couple of days of big-time thunderstorms. fog not giving in. a couple of areas of low pressure dropping in. this may be a early theme towards the end of the month and into early september. we shall see. 60s, 70s, mainly 80s through the interior. sal, what do you want to start with? quiet in the south bay.
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east bay has been a bugaboo. >> yes, it's been very slow. a lot of incidents. the traffic volume is up. yesterday, for example, as we look at a live look at 80 here, yesterday was the first day of classes for uc berkeley. a lot of people coming through here, getting off at university avenue heading up to campus. the traffic is going to be slow. it's very slow from richmond into el cerrito and berkeley. it eases up a little bit as you approach emeryville and close again at the bay bridge toll plaza, which is the typical commute here. about a 25-minute delay before you make it onto the span. the slowest traffic in the east bay has been getting into the east bay from the tracy area. we had an earlier problem to blame for that. but that's long gone. if we can go to the maps, i will show you -- actually, oops. i am going to something else here. i crossed myself up. the traffic is going to be slow. this is 880 southbound finally improving after they have done that repair work here southbound getting down to the coliseum. i am in a hurry to talk about
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the altamont pass. this has been terrible. it's more than just the normal slowdown. this has been slower than usual because of earlier issues. 680, if you drive from dublin to the sunol grade, that traffic has been terrible because of earlier issues. today's new electronic signs are being switched on along eastshore freeway in an effort to reduce congestion. alex savidge is driving along interstate 80. alex. hey, sal, good morning to you. this is part of the interstate 80 smart corridor project. the idea with the signs is to give drivers a heads up if there is an accident or issue ahead. you can have a live look from our gopro camera. these are the new signs. 80 are being activated along the 20-mile stretch between the carquinez bridge and the bay bridge. now, you probably insided they are dark right now. they will only light up if there is a crash or if the lanes are blocked for some
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reason. so keep that in mind. this is how this will work. the signs will show green arrows up above a lane if everything is clear. they'll show a yellow x if traffic is slow ahead, and then you will see a red x if the lane is blocked immediately in front of you. that means it's time to pull over to another lane. a caltrans spokeswoman said it's to give drivers an opportunity to change lanes and hopefully ease congestion. >> we are hoping to allow for emergency responders, one, to reach the scenes of accidents faster. we are also hoping to avoid what are known as secondary collisions. those are the collisions that happen at the back of a long cue of traffic that is stopped because there has been something blocking a lane ahead. >> reporter: and caltrans says on average there are about 25 crashes a week along this
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stretch of interstate 80, and roughly half of those crashes are secondary accidents that happen as a result of a sudden slowdown because of an initial crash. these new signs will officially activate today starting a half hour from now, dave, at 8:00 this morning. again, one point that caltrans wants to get across is you will see the signs. once they are activated, the signs will be dark unless there is a crack up ahead. keep that in mind. >> all right. thank you. time is 7:36. police in san francisco searching for a man who viciously beat a woman on a street in pacific heights. i have to warn you. this surveillance video you are about to see is hard to watch. you see a woman -- we will get to it in a moment. you see a woman walking on a sidewalk. i will describe it to you. a man runs up. starts punching her in the face
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over and over and over again. he keeps punching her even after she falls to the ground. this happened about 7:45 saturday night on washington street bordering lafayette park. now, police say the woman did not know the man, but the man did say something to her. >> i believe he asked her to say, say you're sorry. something along those lines. she had absolutely no idea what he was talking about because she did not know him. >> now, the woman in this beating, she has a broken nose. she was able to call 911 after the man ran away. police say the suspect may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. authorities haven't been able to find any witnesses. they are asking anyone who might have seen something to please come forward. now to the south bay. a san jose police officer is out on bail this morning after being accused of collaborating with a vietnamese street gang. it was part of a five-month- long operation called operation
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-- "gang of thrones." charges include public corruption, drug trafficking, and assault. police say they seized weapons, drugs, cash, and gambling machines while making what they call a disturbing discovery. >> sadly, our investigation revealed that san jose police officer derek antonio was providing confidential law enforcement information to members of this gang. >> the nine-year veteran is facing six felony counts. police say he has been on administrative leave since june. the deadline to apply for the san francisco police chief is a week away. the police commission will meet for the final meeting next monday night at st. mary's cathedral. a police commissioner tells ktvu they will narrow down the field to three people, and past that list of three on to the mayor. "the examiner" reports an african-american police organization, officers for justice, has a list of candidates it wants to be
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considered by the commission. that list reportedly includes acting police chief toney chaplin, who has said he wants the job permanently, as well as the current police chief of denver. our time is 7:39. the social media site next door.com is changing some of its policies now to prevent racial profiling. now, the free, private, online forum gives neighbors a place to post about a variety of topics from garage sales and lost pets to urgent alerts about break-ins. a group called neighbors for racial justice complained that many of the posts on the site are about suspicious strangers who are usually people of color. now, next door hired consultants who worked for the aclu and department of justice to help them better understand the complexity of this issue. now the website requires users to describe criminal behavior rather than racially profiling people they see in the
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neighborhood. >> racial profiling is an extremely small percentage of the total content on next door, but even one post can be so damaging and so harmful, this is something we had to do. >> the next door website holds private accounts for 110,000 neighborhoods across the u.s. police departments, fire departments, other public agencies have joined next door trying to build better community relations. a legendary figure has died. warren hinkle was 77 years old. the san francisco native began his career editing the liberal magazine in the '60s and '70s. he went on to write muck raking columns for the san francisco and examiner. family members say he died from complications from pneumonia. time is 7:40. one city in the south bay is banning drones. where lovers of any kind of flying devices need to look for a new spot to fly, and the
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incident that led to that ban. a baggage blunder in great britain. how the country's olympic athletes poked fun after finding they had trouble finding their luggage among more than 300 red bags.
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the death of two young sisters is prompting people up in sonoma county to lobby for safety improvements along a dangerous stretch of highway 1. the two drowned tuesday morning when the pickup truck they were in went off the road in the russian river. the mother was able to get out of the water safely, but she could not reach her daughters. they were strapped in the back
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seat. the county supervisor contacted state and highway officials about improving safety there. possibilities include rumble strips, flashing lights, and a guardrail. a clean-up underway in indiana. eight tornados hit indiana. they hit central indiana destroying homes and businesses. also knocked out power to thousands of people. look at your screen. eight tornados have been confirmed. three of them actually touched down. amazingly, no serious injuries or deaths have been reported, but the people say it was terrifying. >> tried the push the door. the wind was blowing so fast. i never seen it like this in my life. then i shut the door, and then it blew my window out. and that was it. i just ran downstairs. i was so scared. >> i have been through a tornado. nothing like it.
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republican vice presidential nominee mike pence, who is the governor of indiana, he left the campaign trail to go back to his duties as governor. he is due to tour the damaged areas today. meantime, in louisiana, the governor there announced a program to get people back into their homes as quick as possible after the massive flooding in louisiana. governor john bel edwards says the program is called shelter at home. it's been successful in other parts of the country like the northeast after hurricane sandy. fema is providing temporary housing, but the governor says getting people back into their own homes is his priority. the u.s. women's national soccer team's player association plans to appeal hope solo's suspension and contract termination. she was suspended for six months for a comment she made after the u.s. lost to sweden on penalty kicks. she said the team was a bunch of cowards for focusing on defense rather than attacking. the u.s. national team says in delivering its punishment it
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took in consideration past incidents involving solo. she is suspended from the team last year and charged with domestic violence in 2014. well, olympic star and future stanford swimmer katie ladecky showed she can also play some baseball. she threw out the first pitch before a washington nationals game after having mvp bryce harper hold her five olympic medals. gasia can throw like that. >> no, i am in awe. >> it was the third time she has thrown out a first pitch at a washington nationals game. she won it after she won the gold in the 2012 london olympics and before game one of the nationals' division series with the giants in 2014. great britain's olympic team arrived home to a lot of fanfare, but they ran into trouble at london's heathrow airport. team gb tweeted this photo saying, baggage collection could be interesting.
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see, organizers gave all 320 athletes matching red luggage. the olympians poked fun on twitter saying, hey, anybody seen my bag? it's red. no, mine's the red bag. it's just a red bag. it should be there. great britain's athletes won 67 medals during the rio games. a record for that country. i have a black bag. just as bad as although reds. >> you got to put the ribbon on. sal, can you figure out the maze in our morning commute? >> it has been pretty slow out there. as a matter of fact, if you are driving on any of the major east bay freeways, you will be in slower than usual traffic. that includes interstate 80, 580, 880. westbound 80 slow. 42 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. and most of that slowing is in richmond getting down to berkeley. it's a solid line of slow traffic down to the macarthur maze. the traffic is going to be backed up at the bay bridge
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toll plaza. we can go to the toll plaza and i can show you the traffic is very slow here as you drive through. it's kind of like a record that keeps playing the same song. it's been slow on the altamont pass. it's been slow on 680 from the very beginning of the morning because of earlier issues. some problems in the east bay have cleared up, but those problems have left the lasting effect. there was a motorcycle accident on 680 that's long gone. 680 is a mess out of dublin heading towards san jose. next report we are going to look at the silicon valley commute. but now lets go to today's weather with steve. sal, thank you, sir. >> you're welcome, steve. >> good morning, everyone. is there a lot going on? not really. more so tomorrow. a weak system begins to move in. a rather robust decent fog bank with an okay breeze on the ktvu east bay limb there. out on a little bit. you see the little breezy? >> [ applause ] >> you know i'm starting to feel better if i actually throw in a few jokes there. all right. it's been a tough four days.
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let's get to it. fog and low clouds are here. they are not going anywhere. maybe early september. 63 san francisco. should be closer to 70. have you had any 70-degree days this month? yes, one. on the 8th of august. that's it. most days 60, 63, 64, 66. record 93 in 1988. fog and low clouds. probably local drizzle. okay breeze. nothing strong or too strong yet. 50s on the temps or low 60s. cooler temps to the north. novato, san rafael, also in there. 54 mill valley. 58 kelseyville. calistoga mist and drizzle at the higher elevations. sebastapol 53. going nuts over the sierra early this week. now it's quiet. don't have to worry about thunderstorm activity. nothing showing up. the fog and low clouds will get helped along by this system dropping down. a couple of series of low pressures moving into the picture. there may be a deep system beginning to carve itself out
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around early september. one source of that energy would be typhoon lion rock, which is just southwest near okinawa, really. it's expected to strengthen and move north towards japan late next week. but as that weakens and moves across the pacific, that could really fire up. a ridge of high pressure out in the gulf of alaska, which in turn could drop a significant system on us around the 3rd or 5th. we will see what develops. that much energy could also throw up a ridge of high pressure. a couple of forecast models are saying, no, no, we are going to put low pressure over california. we will see. 60s, 70s, 80s, a few 90s. most locations are settling where they should be inland this time of year. south bay temps 70 to 80s. it's the city and the coast that are staying below average on the temps. way below for some for the longest time. cooler inland, dave, on friday. >> thanks for the heads up.
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time is 7:51. i have got some bad news if you are a bacon lover. the organizers of san jose's bacon fest have postponed the event because there aren't enough police officers to provide security. it was scheduled for labor day weekend, but a posting on the bacon fest facebook page says it's going to be postponed to the weekend of october 15 and 16 because of a severe lack of police resources during the busy holiday weekend. we have been telling you san jose police are right now very understaffed by hundreds of officers. as a result, officers are being asked to fillmore than 340 10- hour overtime shifts just in september alone. time is 7:51. from facebook launching its own satellite to the world's first self-driving taxicab, up next pam cook will be back in the studio with today's money business report. plus, here is our instagram
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". 7:54. it's happening. the world's first driverless
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cars hit the streets of singapore. they may soon pick up groceries ordered through amazon. pam cook with this morning's money business. pam. >> a lot of interesting news. i want to start by talking about the stock of mylan. the company that makes the epipen. we have been talking about that. that stock took a big hit on all of the controversy and the complaining about how expensive it is. the stock though, when the ceo announcing that they are going to work on reducing the cost, the stock is up a little bit. but it is a publicly traded company to keep an eye on. the numbers, just to give you a brief, s&p 500, dow and nasdaq all down just a tiny little bit today. you would be able to shop online and grab your groceries on your way home. the silicon valley business journal says planning documents indicate that possible locations for the first of these click and collect spots might be san carlos, sunnyvale,
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and amazon's hometown of seattle. amazon is staying quiet about any speculation on this. but it already has amazon fresh, which offers full- service grocery delivery in seattle, california, and new york, and it's prime now, which is a limited delivery service for 25 markets in the country. facebook's first satellite is expected to blast into space next week. it would be internet service from space. satellite aboard a rocket launched by spacex billionaire elon musk's company. the world's first self- driving taxis are going to begin picking up passengers in singapore. they are operated by a massachusetts company, but the company says one of the reasons it selected singapore for the first test is because drivers there tend to obey traffic rules, which makes the operation of self-driving taxis
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easier, safer. the cars have a driver in the front seat who is prepared to take over if necessary during the testing time. passengers have to have an invitation from the company to use the service at this point. then they order it on an app. we understand uber will begin offering rides autonomous cars in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, in a few weeks, dave. >> wow. >> near your hometown of philly. >> would you do it? >> it's jetsons feeling to me. i definitely want to wait and see what happens. >> very interesting. all right. thank you. all right. time now to check in with mike and gasia. >> aftershocks in italy. the search is underway for survivors while the death toll in the devastating earthquake is on the rise. responding to the backlash re reported yesterday. the actions the maker of the epipen is taking after coming
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under attack for the massive price hike. we are looking at very slow traffic that is beginning to get a little bit better in the east bay. a live look at highway 24. it's moderate on the way to oakland. nothing moderate about the fog bank. it's big, large, and in charge. it looks like the cooler pattern starts tomorrow inland. more on that coming up.
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good morning. we are live in oakland where some time later today executives with the oakland a's and officials with the port of oakland are expected to tour a site that could be the future
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home. team. the mayor's reaction coming up. there will be more chances to shop while you wait for a train at bart. we will tell you about the plan to put more retailers at stations. this is ktvu "mornings on 2". >> [ music playing ]. >> and the marine layer is in as we take a look out at the oakland estuary there. a little bit of a dark start to this day. doesn't mean we can't have a great day. and it is a great day on this thursday morning, august 25th. welcome back to "mornings on 2", everyone. i am mike mibach. >> i am gasia mikaelian. weather all week has been a little up, a little down. steve paulson is here to talk to us about the next big change on the horizon. >> that would be tomorrow for inland areas. not much change today, mike and gasia. it stays cool to cold for some on the coast. 60s there. just a really solid fog bank. it's making a good push inland already. some of these locations inland have been in the 80s, but right
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about where they should be for this time of year. a little cooler inland. more of a fog bank tomorrow. weak system drops down. that will enhance and carry into saturday. maybe a little warmer on sunday. fog up and down the coast. decent delta breeze. not crazy, but gusting to 25. that's in place. the fog's in place. 50s, 60s on the temps. cooler to the north bay. quiet up in the sierra after a couple of days of big boomers there. the fog is quiet in its own way, but it's very, very enhanced and it's going to get a jump start from that system starting tomorrow. inland temps should cool down after today. today 60s, 70s, 80s, low 90s. all right. sal, east bay? >> well, the peninsula. we are going to start in the east bay, steve. the peninsula also is bad now. we have a motorcycle accident. let me turn these radios down real quick here. all right. let's take a look at the east bay commute. westbound 580 near coolidge there is a motorcycle accident that has been reported.
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this is just past high street here. 580 at coolidge after highway 13, and the traffic is backed up from castro valley. so 580 used to be that freeway that you would take to avoid 880. 880 is bad, but 580 is no help because of the crash, and every day we have slow traffic there. on the peninsula southbound 101 at marsh we have an injury accident there, and unfortunately this sounds like a major injury accident. and you know what? i have noticed a spike in motorcycle crashes in the last week or so. i am not sure what that is, but if you drive a car, look out for motorcyclists. i don't have to tell you, if you drive your bike, be careful out there, please. let's go out and take a look at 280 in san jose. the traffic in the south bay has been normal. slow traffic at 17 on 85 and on 101 getting up to the west valley. it's more like a normal commute. bay bridge toll plaza is improving a little bit. it's about a 15 to 20-minute delay at the pay gates. 8:03. later today executives with
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the oakland a's and officials with the port of oakland are expected to tour a site that could be the future home of the oakland a's. >> you heard about this tour during "mornings on 2" yesterday. the proposed site right there at howard terminal on the estuary about a half mile from jack london square, that's where we find ktvu's brian flores with more on the story and how the mayor of the city is reacting to all of this. brian. >> reporter: yeah, you know, when we spoke with the mayor she sounded pretty encouraged when she spoke with gasia yesterday on "mornings on 2". she also said that, yeah, executives with the oakland a's and officials with the port of oakland are going to be touring this site behind me. we were talking about the charles p. howard cargo terminal along the port of oakland north of jack london square. i want to show you what this may look like as we go to video. this is an artist's rendering. it shows two pairs of cargo cranes there framing the water side venue. the ballpark alongside the water there looks beautiful. is reminds a lot of people of
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at&t park in san francisco. from what we understand what's happening today, according to mayor schaff, is that these officials will do what she says is a technical tour of the howard terminal. mostly it will be engineers. now, it may not sound too exciting, but the mayor said on "mornings on 2" it shows the seriousness of the a's building a stadium here in oakland. she also said that this is a site that she considers would be good for the team. she also said to fans they should not get too excited because this is obviously very preliminary. we heard from a's faithful as well as the port of oakland. >> there have been numerous expressions of interest in the howard terminal. right now it's used for maritime-related purposes such as drainage truck parking, and the port will listen to any appropriate use that makes financial sense. >> i think they need a new park because there is not enough people coming to the games. if they put something nice out
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on the water like the giants. >> reporter: some of the pluses on the project include the site that can handle direct ferry access. some of the minuses include quite -- it's quite a bit of a hike from the nearest bart station. right now there is no direct freeway access. back out here live, the other issue is infrastructure. there is a train track that goes right through here, charles p. howard terminal. what are the trains going to do? build perhaps an underground track so the trains can go through and traffic can go through, as well. again, as the amtrak train passes through, this is going to be a technical tour, according to the mayor. we don't know exactly what time it's taking place. it's unclear who from the oakland a's are going to be here. we understand the majority owner will be here. we will be here to see what happens later on this morning. back to you. >> all right. thanks, brian. now to the devastating
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earthquake in italy. new images of the destruction caused by the magnitude 6.2 quake. this is a small village now turned into a ghost town. it's less than a mile from the epicenter of that quake. the hardest hit places are providing very difficult access. the small towns have old roads which were heavily damaged by the quake making it difficult for search crews to reach the areas. >> we were sound asleep. we heard a horrifying sound. the bed started to shake and the doors and cabinets opened and started to shake as well. >> a drone flew over one of the devastated communities and recorded these images of the damage. scientists in rome are monitoring the aftershocks. there have been about 500 of them since yesterday. now check out some of this video of traffic cameras in italy capturing the moments as that earthquake hit. the ground rattling causing the cameras to shake violently. this earthquake is shaping up to be italy's deadliest quake since 2009 when more than 300
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people were killed. the epicenter of that quake was just about 90 miles south of yesterday's quake. in southeast asia, an earthquake rocked myanmar. it killed at least four people. it damaged close to 200 buddhist temps and pagodas. it hit an area with buildings constructed in the 10th to 14th centuries. community leaders are worried about rebuilding. it's a popular tourist area. visitors could stop going because of all the damage. without the tourism revenue, these areas have little money to rebuild. new this morning the company that makes the allergy treatment drug epipen is responding to criticism. we reported here just yesterday over its huge price hikes. mylan says it will offer coupons covering up to $300 for patients in health plans that have out of pocket colors for that life-saving treatment. they have increased prices three times a year over the
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last nine years. a two pack is $600. people with severe allergies can use it to prevent a fatal reaction. bart is trying to add shops and services inside its stations. ktvu's janine de la vega live at the fremont bart station to explain this expansion plan. janine. >> reporter: gasia, right now you can find flowers and food offered at a couple of bart stations in san francisco. there is even a dry cleaning service. the company that has partnered with bart is saying let's offer more. trans smart is that company i am talking about that has hooked up with bart. they held an open house letting small business owners know that they can have an opportunity to sell to bart commuters. they showed off artist's renderings of what the retail space would look like. the company is looking to attract around 50 retailers to bart. it wants to give riders more variety. we asked people what they'd like to see. >> a coffee shop or somewhere where you could get breakfast
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or, you know, even though you can't eat on the trains. i mean, if you are getting off the bart and you have somewhere else to go, you don't have to go to, like, somewhere else, you know. >> food. headache medicines. snacks. everyday stuff that people forget, kind of need. cleanliness things. deodorant, stuff like that, to be honest. >> reporter: trans mart plans to launch an expansion in san francisco and oakland first. the company would see how they do and decide which of the 43 bart stations should have retailers next. the length of the lease is one to seven years and rent can run from $1,000 to $4,000 a month just depending on which station the store is located at and how large that retail space is. back to you. >> all right. so bart could make money. thank you. a near miss between a drone and a plane right over menlo park is one of the reasons for a new city-wide ban. this week the city council
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approved an ordinance that bans drones and other hobby crafts from city parks. the city says they can't enforce rules at bed well bayfront park where that near mishapped since a park ranger position was elimitnated. they are working on a master plan. a brutal attack caught on camera. in minutes, what police believe this man who attacked a woman on the sidewalk said to that woman before he punched her over and over again. also coming up, california goes after sex offenders. the information they would be required to give under a proposed new law. ♪ ♪
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new this morning, two orlando hospitals that treated the victims. pulse nightclub shooting say they will not bill survivors for out of pocket medical expenses. instead, the two hospitals will seek payment from insurance plans in the victims' fund set up after the attack. officials say those costs could top $5 million. 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured two months ago. a nine-hour siege at the american university of afghanistan has ended with at least 12 people dead and many more wounded. a government spokesman says seven students were killed along with three police officers and two security guards. it started with a suicide car bomb at the university
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entrance. then two gunmen entered the campus. police killed the gunmen after a nine-hour standoff. a crime bill is heading to the governor's desk. convicted sex offenders would have to report their e-mail addresses user names and other internet identifiers to law enforcement. the legislation would change parts of a state sex trafficking law that voters approved in 2012, but was then challenged in the contract. it would apply to offenders convicted on or after next january who use the internet to carry out their sex crimes. another new bill could help provide housing for san francisco teachers. it passed the state assembly yesterday. if signed into law next week it would allow school districts in california to lease property to build affordable housing for educators. right now fair housing laws and other restrictions stand in the way. many teachers have been struggling with the high cost of living, especially in the the bay area and san francisco. mayor ed lee says the new law would mean one of two surplus properties in san francisco's unified school district could
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be redeveloped for employees starting in the next two years. how young is too young for your children to be left at home? one mother in maryland found out the hard way when she was arrested for leaving her 8 and 9-year-old children alone at a vacation rental for about 45 minutes while she went out to get food. >> police were called by a neighbor who saw the children run outside after their dog. when the mom returned she was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor accounts of endangering her children. >> we checked into this and there is no federal law that determines what age children can legally be left at home alone. each state sets their other standards. >> in california there is no set age but social workers ask that you determine the maturity of your child and they advise of leaving anyone under the age of 7 home alone. today our question of the day is this. >> should that mother have been arrested for leaving her 8 and
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9-year-olds alone? at what age do you think it's okay to leave your children home alone? >> a robust discussion happening on the ktvu facebook page right now. led there and post a comment. you can also tweet us using the hashtag #ktvu. >> look forward to the responses. let's check in with sal castaneda on the roadways. hey, sal. >> mike, gasia, it's been terrible out there. i think that if you are expecting someone to show up, they might be in a bad mood or late or a variety of things that could go wrong. 880 northbound is jammed getting up from san leandro to downtown. southbound has recovered after they cleared up that problem near hegenberger. you can leave downtown oakland and head south without any big delays. 580 is jammed because of an accident westbound 580 at coolidge. let's talk about the bay bridge. that is improving a little bit. about a 15-minute delay at the toll plaza. i do want to mention a very serious crash on the peninsula southbound 101 near marsh road. menlo park area.
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southbound traffic is backed up out of san carlos because of this serious motorcycle crash. 280 is crowded, but it's moving all the way down in the south bay silicon valley commute. 8:18. let's go to steve with today's weather. thank you, sir. just an absolutely massive fog bank. if you are stuck in that fog, it's cold. i have had a lot of people tell me, i got the heater going. haven't seen the sun in a couple of days. this includes parts of the mendocino coast. the fog bank has not budged that much at all. only subtle changes. we get a westerly breeze or an onshore breeze, you need that east or northeast to wipe it out. usually, september we start to see that. no sign of it yet. west, southwest, west. gives to 25 at travis. no problem with the delta breeze. 50s and low 60s. everyone's really close. san jose actually running a little warmer than brentwood. but 10 degrees cooler in
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novato. 51. upper 50s. usually by this hour, we are warming up. mid 50s. low 50s for some. fall-like feel to some of the lows. 32 truckee. 42 arcata. 55 ukiah. big thunderstorms were popping up earlier this week. now everything has moved off to the east and south. quiet up in the sierra. for us the fog's not going anywhere. it's going to get enhanced. a couple of lows begin to drop into the picture. one out here is not a problem yet, but this section coming down will give, i think, a lot of local drizzle to the coast and bay. it's possible they could merge together here towards maybe early next week. keep an eye on that. hints of a big pattern change in the mix for early september. 60s, 70s, 80s to still some 90s. a lot of 70s. benicia. these where they should be this time of year. temperatures inland still in the 80s. even if you get the fog. kind of amazing that we get some 80s, upper 80s.
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it looks cooler for those inland areas starting tomorrow. not much change for the coast and bay. they are just absolutely stuck in this pattern. but inland temps look like they will come down a few degrees friday into saturday, gasia and mike. >> thank you. astronomers say they hit the jackpot. they spotted the closest planet that could support life. the european southern observatory says it's in the alpha centauri. scientists say this planet is in the goldilocks zone, and they say that area is warm enough for liquid water, a key component for life. 8:20. a u.s. soccer targets a serious punishment. in minutes, the suspension for hope solo that could possibly end her career.
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hillary clinton wrapped up a series of bay area fundraisers last night. apple's ceo tim cook hosted the third and final fundraiser for clinton in las altos. clinton supporters shared this photo with us. earlier she was at a hotel in redwood city where supporters paid $1,000 to as much as $27,000 to attend. in the crowd was a man who told us he is a registered republican. he also told us why he is voting for clinton in the upcoming election. >> my party is going completely mad. so i think hillary will be a great president and i hope four years from now i can go back to
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voting republican. for now, it's hillary. >> clinton raised money in piedmont tuesday night. she began in southern california and in just three days raised an estimate $12.5 million for her presidential campaign. today donald trump will be meeting in new york with african-american and latino leaders as part of a new trump campaign approach to try to attract minority voters. he is trying to reassure supporters he is not talking about amnesty for undocumented immigrants. >> they will pay back taxes. they have to pay taxes. there is no amnesty, as such. there is no amnesty. but we work with them. >> a recent pew research poll showed donald trump has 2% support among african-american voters. 26% support among latinos. the golden gate bridge district is concerned about the number of young people attempting suicide at the span.
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since the year 2000 the number of people has increased five fold. the district will hold a news conference tomorrow morning to discuss the steps officials are taking to address this issue. the district says it's teaming up with crisis text line to better reach troubled young people. it's a nationwide non-profit organization that provides free around the clock support for people via text. investors keeping a close eye on the federal reserve chair janet yellen. we will preview tomorrow's speech as financial experts discuss the possibility of any surprises. plus, a high-tech approach to reducing congestion along the busy eastshore freeway. we are driving that freeway this morning and we are going to tell you coming up here about new electronic freeway signs that you will notice today. what drivers need to know coming up. good morning. we are looking at a commute that is really terrible in the east bay and also on the peninsula. here is a live look at the
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richmond bridge approach. not a bad one so far getting out to marin. in the month of august, it continues for many on the coast, the city, and the bay. we will see if there is any cooler weather for inland areas coming up.
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[ music playing ] ♪ . >> 8:28. a look at a pretty city. downtown oakland with fog all around. the story is probably the same in san francisco, along the peninsula, maybe in your neighborhood as you are waking up and joining us on "mornings on 2". thanks for doing so. i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am mike mibach.
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downtown oakland may be the home of a new ballpark for the oakland a's. >> a big tour today. >> we are talking about that all day. first let's check in with steve paulson and that forecast. hey, steve. >> gasia, mike, absolutely. when you talk about the fog, there is a lot there. there has been a lot here. i don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon. i think there will be a little bit more for inland areas tomorrow, which means additional cooling coast and bay. can't cool off that much. carlos ramirez sent me this. he said from pacifica. this summer has gone from june gloom to dark sky july and this month i call fog-est. isn't that true? if you are waiting for sunshine, i don't see it yet. i see an enhancement of the fog bank. 63 san francisco. you should be close to 70. one day this month, august 8th, was the only day that san francisco had a high of 70 degrees. 93 in 1988 is the record high. fog, low clouds, drizzle.
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gusts to 25 at travis. decent onshore breeze. some of the most inland locations are still in the upper 50s or low 60s. a cool, cool pattern here. 32 up in truckee. 55 ukiah to monterey, also at 55. good to go in the sierra nevada. for us fog and low clouds equals 60s, 70s, 80s. areas of low pressure want to move in starting more so tomorrow. sal, what do you have, sir? peninsula? you want to go there first? >> we are starting in the east bay. we are going to get to the peninsula because that is almost a mess. westbound interstate 80, 37- minute drive. there was a crash in between all this. really, the volume of traffic has spiked up. a lot of colleges did go back to school yesterday. more people on the road. here we are with a lot of slow traffic. 37-minute drive time from the carquinez to the macarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge, things are improving. still about a 20-minute delay
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before you make it onto the bridge. i just want to continue with the east bay commute here. it has been terrible on 580 out of castro valley and on 880 north and southbound from 238. steve mentioned the peninsula, and we are going to talk about it. a crash has been moved to the side southbound 101 at marsh. 280 is better, although 280 is getting a backup. i'd say 280 is your choice to get into the valley that way. as we move down to the actual valley, 85, 280 and 101 are heavy. we are in the fall commute, it seems, already as schools are back and a lot of people's summer vacations seem to be over. 8:31. back to the desk. if your commute takes you on eastshore freeway you will notice new electronic signs that are meant to reduce congestion there. alex savidge has been driving around all morning on 80 and you are here to explain how these signs should work. >> reporter: this is part of the smart corridor project. these signs are meant to give
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drivers a heads up if there is an issue in front of them. let me give you a live look from the gopro camera on the front of our live truck. these are the freeway signs. there are more than 80 signs being activated starting today on a 20-mile stretch between the carquinez bridge and bay bridge. you notice the signs are dark right now. they will only light up when there is a crash or some sort of incident blocking lanes ahead. let me show you what the signs will look like once they light up. they will show green arrows above lanes that are clear ahead. they'll show a yellow x if the traffic may be slowing down in front of you in that particular lane. then you will see a red x if the lane is blocked coming up right in front of you. and i spoke with a caltrans representative this morning who says the idea here, obviously, is to give drivers some time to change lanes and then they ultimately are hoping they can ease congestion overall. >> the goal is, one, to reduce
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collisions for the very sake of enhancing safety for the motoring public, but also for bringing some congestion relief because secondary collisions just add to the domino effect of traffic backups when you do start having problems on the interstate. >> reporter: and caltrans tells me there are, on average, about 25 crashes a week along this particular stretch of interstate 80, and roughly half of those crashes are those so- called secondary crashes. the accidents that happen as a result of the slowdown because of an original crash. people slow down, and you know what happens. you have that domino effect. so the people have an awareness of what's coming up ahead of them. you can see you have a live look, another set of these freeway signs. again there are about 83 of
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these. there are exactly 83 of these signs between the carquinez bridge and the bay bridge. they just ticked on at 8:00 this morning. they are activated. gasia, the important thing to keep in mind is they are not going to light up unless there is actually a crash or an incident of some kind up ahead. important to keep that in mind. >> if they are dark, smooth sailing. a woman suffered a broken nose after san francisco police say she was attacked by a man at random. we want to warn you. you may find this surveillance video difficult to watch. it shows the man running up to the woman in her 50s and punches her in the face. he continues to punch her after she falls to the ground. this happened on washington street saturday night. police say the woman did not know the man, but he did say something to her. >> i believe he asked her to say, say you're sorry. something along those lines. and she had absolutely no idea what he was talking about because she did not know him. >> the woman was able to call
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911 after the man ran away. the man may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. authorities have been unable to find any witnesses. so they're asking anyone who might have seen something to come forward. san francisco police also investigating another attack on a muni driver. police say a man hit the operator in the head with a skateboard. it happened on the 47 at van ness and bush street on tuesday afternoon. "the examiner" reports that the driver suffered a cut on the forehead. video from the bus was handed over to police. this attack comes after another reported assault on a muni driver earlier this month. a san jose police officer is out on bail this morning after being accused of collaborating with a vietnamese street gang. his arrest is part of a five- month investigation dubbed operation "gang of thrones." the two dozen suspects with alleged ties to street gangs were taken into custody on charges that include public corruption, drug trafficking, and assault. police say they seized weapons, drugs, cash, and gambling machines while making a
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disturbing discovery. >> sadly, our investigation revealed that san jose police officer derek antonio was providing confidential law enforcement information to members of this gang. >> the nine-year veteran is facing six felony counts this morning. he has been on administrative leave since june. the deadline to apply for san francisco police chief a week away. the police commission held their fourth meeting last night and will meet for the final time monday night. one police commissioner tells ktvu that the panel will marrow the -- narrow the list down to three and pass that on to the mayor. one organization has a list of candidates it wants the commission to consider. that includes toney chaplin, who says he wants that job permanently as well as the current police chief of denver. 8:36. many of the people who lost their homes in this month disastrous clayton fire packed
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a meeting last night. they were given an update on the recovery efforts. the clayton fire burned through nearly 4,000 acres and destroyed nearly 200 homes. the fire recovery task force was already in place after last year's devastating valley fire in the same area. the task force is shifting efforts to help the many families who lost their homes in the clayton fire. >> a list where you sign up for the hazard clean-up. >> there will be. we don't have that yet. >> is there some way to get those federal regulations waived on a temporary basis? >> as far as i know, we are required to pay their fees. >> the damage to the lower lake area was not severe enough to qualify for federal disaster aid. at least 800 homes need to be effected for federal aid it kick in. that means state assistance programs provide help instead. a bill that would require law enforcement officers to lock up guns they leave in
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parked cars. this comes after the death of kate steinle. investigators the -- suspected shooters used guns acquired from officers cars. those who don't comply could face a fine of up it a thousand dollars. this new legislation now on governor brown's desk. people in indiana are cleaning up after a series of tornados. those tornados swept through the central part of the state destroying homes and businesses and cutting off power to thousands of customers. eight tornados have been confirmed. three touched down. there were no serious injuries or deaths reported but people say it was absolutely terrifying. >> try to pushed the door and the wind was just blowing so fast and it blew open. i came out. i never seen it like this in my life. then i shut the door, and then
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it blew my window out and then that was it. i just ran downstairs. i was so scared. >> republican vice presidential nominee mike pence left the campaign trail to return to his duties as governor of indiana. he is scheduled to tour the damaged areas today. in the state of louisiana the governor announced a program to get people back into their homes as quickly as possible after the massive flooding there. governor john bel edwards says the program is called shelter at home and it has been successful in other states. for example, in the northeast after hurricane sandy. fema is currently providing temporary housing, but the governor says getting people back into their own homes is the priority. time is 8:39. ordering for pickup. how amazon is hoping to expand that restaurant luxury to your local grocers. killer whales circling a tour boat. coming up, what the pod was after and the dramatic escape tale caught on camera. and we are still looking at slow traffic all over the place on this thursday, including in
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san jose along northbound 101 heading up to sunnyvale. we have a couple of lows circling california. we will see if they can bring in cooler weather well inland. that's a big fog bank. that's for sure. i know what we can do. what if papa tells us some stories? oh i don't think so... oh come on dad you have great stories, come on.
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lobby for safety improvements along a dangerous stretch of highway 1 up in jenner. 6-year-old caitlyn and 4-year- old haley drowned when the pickup truck they were driving in went off the road and into the russian river. their mother was able to get out but she could not reach her daughters. they were strapped in the back seat. the supervisor tells the press democratic he contacted state leaders and highway officials to discuss improving safety in that area. possibilities are rumble strips, flashing lights and a new guardrail. 37-year-old jeffrey cristina was taken into custody tuesday morning. city officials say his fiance showed up at the police station and told them they had a fight and the councilman would not let her use the cell phone to call 911. 8:43. the u.s. women's national soccer team players association
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plans to appeal hope solo's suspension and contract termination. she was suspended for six months after comments she made after the u.s. lost to swede-on penalty kicks in the olympics. she said the team from sweden was, quote, a bunch of cowards for focusing on defense rather than attacking. they also took into consideration past incidents involving solo. she was suspended last year and charged with domestic violence in 2014. future stanford student athlete katie ladecky can also play a little baseball. there you go. the olympian threw out the first pitch before the washington nationals game after handing her five medals over to bryce harper. this was the third time the 19- year-old has had the honor to throw out that pitch. she is a native of bethesda, maryland. they ran into trouble when they arrived at home in london.
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team great britain tweeted out baggage collection? could be interesting. see, organizers gave all 320 athletes the same red luggage. the olympians had some fun with it all saying on twitter, hey, anyone seen my red bag? great britain's athletes won 67 medals during the rio games, which was a record for that country. i have a black bag. i thought, hey, i will tie a red ribbon on it, and that does not help. >> that's what my mom does. >> i know. >> that would be a little bit of a nightmare. >> yeah. >> congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the olympics. let's check in with sal right now. how you doing, sal? >> doing well. you know, right now the commute isn't though, mike, gasia. i feel sorry for people who are getting on the road and unexpectedly one day their commute is going from, say, 25, 30 minutes to being an hour. that has been happening this week. this is the transition. but wait. it's going to get worse because not every school is in. more schools are going to be
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coming online after labor day. remember that? most schools came online, but that traffic is very, very slow on 880 northbound. southbound traffic has recovered after earlier problems. we have also had slow traffic on 580 in the east bay. i want to move on to the maps -- or to the toll plaza first. then i will show you the maps. the toll plaza delay is about normal. but 80 westbound is going to be slow coming out of pinole and hercules all the way down to the point there. 24 at 680 has been slow. highway 4 has been slow. in fact, if i covered every single freeway that was slow, we'd probably have a show that only consisted of traffic and a little bit of weather with my friend steve paulson. can't do that though, sal. >> no, we have to have news in there. >> there you go. a lot of fog reports. big fog bank. not only that, but also a lot of reports of a little mist and drizzle. even some sprinkles out there. and heck, why not? look at the size of this fog bank. it's not going anywhere.
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san jose's running -- when you know the inland temps are below average, that's a given. that's been a given for parts of the bay. 78. average is 83. the record 100 in 2010. not even close today. lots of low clouds up and down the coast. for some it's cold. water temps have come up. a 57, 57, 59, 60. warm off the oregon coast. staying on the cool side here. they are warmer than they were a couple weeks ago. much cooler than last august. 21, gusts to 25 degrees. west-southwest concord. oakland west. napa west. temperatures 50s or low 60s. but most are running cooler here. one to four degrees cooler for some. concord minus four. oakland three. that has made it inland. 32 truckee. 35 ukiah. sierra nevada not dealing with any thunderstorms, but we are dealing with a lot of fog and i think it's getting enhanced. system dropping down from the pacific northwest. another low out here.
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combination of these two may play in the weather going forward over the next couple of weeks. 60s, 70s, and 80s on the temps. a couple of low 90s. each day we are shaving off a few degrees. i think we will continue to do that, gasia and mike, friday and saturday. not much change on the coast. inland temps coming down. >> thanks. a giant panda at zoo atlanta is proving to be a lucky one. lun lun is the only giant panda to deliver twins in the u.s., and now she is pregnant with a second set of twins. the twins could be born in the next few weeks. if successful, they will be the sixth and seventh cubs. lun lun is also turning 19 today. incredible video of a seal escaping a pod of orcas on monday. >> the guy jumped onto a tour boat in british columbia and the killer whales followed right along. >> here we go.
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>> well, the poor guy. they say the terrified little seal jumped on to the boat after being tossed around by the orcas for more than 30 minutes. >> the pod circled for a while but moved on, perhaps hoping to find another snack somewhere else. there is the video of the seal on the boat. for a closer look at this video, head over to our instagram page. we hope you follow us @ktvu2. up next, where dominoes is getting ready to start a whole new way of delivering hot and fresh pizza right to your door.
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all right. how about drones dropping off pizzas? and pressure has paid off in the fight over epipen. >> pam cook with this morning's money business. >> we have been talking about the company that makes the
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applicator for the epipen. the stock has been hit recently. mylan is the company. it's up today just about a dollar a share on the news that it is going to be reducing the cost of that. as for the broader market, want to take a look at the opening bell. they are celebrating the u.s. open. the tennis open there. that is one tall tennis player there. the u.s. open starts august 29th. as far as the numbers go right now, i am looking at them live. the s&p 500 and the dow are up just slightly. very slightly. .02%. the nasdaq a quarter of a percent gain. listen carefully to what federal reserve chair janet yellen has to say tomorrow. she will address a high-profile symposium in wyoming. financial analysts are looking to see if she will drop any hints about raising interest rates. now, most economists are not expecting any surprises.
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they do not believe she will signal a rate hike for the next month. how far, she is expected to start preparing investors for an eventual rise in borrowing costs. yet to be seen when that will happen. ford is recalling 112,000 cars that could have serious issues. a fuel pump issue. it includes 2013 to 2015 taurus sedans, ford flex wagons, and some lincoln sedans and suvs. go to ford's website. click on safety recalls to see if your car is included. amazon is working on drive- up grocery hubs. basically, you would be able to shop online wherever you are and then grab your groceries on your way home. planning documents indicate that possible locations for the first of these click and collect spots might be san carlos, sunnyvale, and then
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amazon's hometown of seattle. amazon is staying pretty quiet on any speculation, but it has already had the amazon fresh, which offers full-service grocery delivery in seattle, california, and new york. it also has prime now, which we have talked about a lot. that has a delivery service for limited grocery items in 25 markets in the country. and it might sound like something out of the jetsons, but flying pizzas may be coming to your door soon. dominoes has conducted a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in new zealand. dominoes now now hopes to become the world's first company to launch regular drone delivery. when i was looking at this story i thought this was the number one use people would want for drones, right? aside from spying on people, food delivery, right? all of a sudden everybody is hungry, i don't want to go to the store. >> you don't have to tip the drone? >> as long as they don't buzz the tower and drop it from 20
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feet. >> right. >> i will take my extra large pepperoni. >> there is concern about the traffic. it will be interesting to watch. >> thank you. from pizza to lunch in general, a little boy in new jersey went all out to show his appreciation for his local police department. five-year-old william saved up all his awowens and -- allowance. he bought lunch for the entire winslow police department. >> he wants to be a police officer. we look forward to that type of people that want to fill our spots when we retire. >> i am so over the moon proud. i am fighting tears. i am so excited for him. >> the free lunch just a beginning. william is now planning to bring school supplies to children who need them in his city. today marks the 100th anniversary of the national parks service. august 25, 1916, president woodrow wilson signed a law creating it. there are more than 400 different national parks and park monuments through the u.s., and you can visit any of them for free today through
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sunday. google is honoring the national parks service. today's doodle is a virtual tour. it shows you some of what can be found on the more than 84 million acres of land that make up our national parks. the first self-driving taxi launches today. why they chose singapore to launch the program and where similar services will be rolling out in the states.
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i know what we can do. what if papa tells us some stories? oh i don't think so... oh come on dad you have great stories, come on. well okay. you kids know how your grandmother and i met? not that one, skip. what? just next. swipe. i used to collect marbles when i was... next haha. thanks. swipe. get high speed internet from at&t with over 99% reliability. at an everyday price with no extra monthly fees. keep calm, you internet's on.
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two people in their late 70s escaped serious injury in san diego county after the plane they were flying in flipped over. the pilot overshot the runway while trying to land. he lost control, ended up skidding upside down into some potted nursery plants. the two men on board had minor injuries. federal investigators have issued a report on george lucas' plan to build a "star wars" museum in san francisco.
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>> they found the board was not misled by employs when -- employees. they could not support the allegations that he was treated unfairly. facebook's first satellite is expected to blast off into space next week. >> it would beam internet service from space to unconnected residents of africa. it would be aboard a rocket launched by spacex. and starting today the world's first self-driving taxis will begin picking up passengers in singapore. >> taxis are operate by a massachusetts company. the company says one of the reasons it elected singapore for the first test is because they tend to obey traffic rules which makes the operation of self-driving taxis easier. >> they have a driver up front who is prepared to take over if necessary. passengers must have an invitation from the company to use the service. uber will begin offering rides
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autonomous cars in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, and that happens in just a few weeks. a potential new home for the a's. yes, it's right here in oakland. details on the tour happening today and more on the location proposed. plus, the new movie filmed in oakland that's about life in oakland. we'll talk to a director and an actor from the movie hicks. an an auction and gala for a football player paralyzed one day before his high school graduation. joined live by a local sports agent who helped put the event together. a little james bay on a thursday morning. looking out at a foggy mineta, san jose international. maybe a quick trip to austin, texas. denver, colorado. how about a little cindy? going international. welcome to "the 9", everyone. sal and gasia, i'm

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