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>> the site of that warehouse fire in oakland a little quieter this morning compared to previous days. the recovery work is winding down. we will have the latest on the investigation and a look at the possible cause of this fire coming up. >> donald trump is named time magazine's person of the year. why he was chosen as mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> 7:00. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is cold out there this wednesday morning, december 7th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's get specifics from steve paulson on your weather and the forecast. >> it is cold. >> yeah. >> and rain is on the way, guys. >> yeah. >> buckle up, so to speak. not a lot of rain but a steady rain will take us to saturday morning. a little break in the morning. man, it is cold out there. 20s all over the place.
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30s for many, and 40s. even 30s around the bay. it is a cold one out there. the cloud cover is inching ever so closer. in fact it is beginning to paint itself over the north bay and the santa cruz mountains and monterey. winter weather advisories for very low snow levels kicking in today at 4:00. it may start earlier. concerned about the mountains, truckee, 3,000 feet. but by tonight, it will start to rise. tomorrow it really goes up as the warmer sector goes in. 20s on the temperatures. napa, 29. many 20s in mendocino county and lake county. you could get low snow level out of that. palo alto 37. cloud cover continues to race in. you can see there is plenty out here. it's on its way until saturday morning. cloud covers will give us highs today only in the 40s and 50s
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with rain developing this afternoon for some, this evening for most. sal, you have an issue on the richmond bridge. >> yes. it is closing lanes. it is not doing well at all. in fact we can look at the richmond bridge traffic approach. it is at a stand still. they have almost the whole bridge closed except for one lane. boy, i'm telling you, this is the worst thing that can happen to you if you take a commute. it is unexpectedly slow. what i can suggest to you right now is do not use richmond bridge. use highway 37 if you can. that's not too bad yet. or perhaps you can use the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge into san rafael. look at this backup here on 580. pretty soon it will stretch all the way back to interstate 880 because of late road work in the area. let's go to the bay bridge now. traffic is backed up for about
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a 25 to 30-minute delay. about 30 minutes ago we showed you smoke coming up from southern san jose. now, we checked with san jose fire. they do not have a fire going on. they say we're not working anything right now. we also checked with morgan hill. that may be smoke from a plant or something or something else. if you're in the area and you know what this is, let us know. we're curious what it could be in southern san jose. 7:03. back to the desk. >> investigators in the oakland warehouse fire believe they are zeroing in on the cause of the terrible blaze last friday. >> the search goes on as the city of oakland declares a local state of emergency. >> allie rasmus is live at the command center once again this morning where the work is starting to wind down, allie. >> reporter: yes. a spokesman from the sheriff's office says deputies with the coroner's bureau is wrapping up their work here. it is possible over the next 24 hours some of the streets that have been blocked off could be
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reopen between 31st and international. now, this is the ghost ship warehouse behind us. we want to show you new video this morning on what is going on on the other side of the tents. the answer is not a whole lot this morning. the construction and heavy equipment out there is on stand by. not as much as we have seen the last several days. that's because more than 90% of the building has been already gone through as part of the recovery effort. there is still no official cause of the fire. but according to the alameda county sheriff, he says that officials are looking at a refrigerator in -- what was a refrigerator on the back of the warehouse as a possible origin of the fire. 36 victims' bodies were recovered. they do not expect to find any more victims because, again, most of the building has been gone through yesterday. some of the victims' families were led on to the site. you can see the firefighters comforting them and giving them
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hugs. the sheriff told me about the heart breaking discovery that they made earlier this week when they found two of the victims' bodies huddled together. >> it does look like the male was trying to protect the female from the fire and the smoke. the male had his arm underneath the female as if they were hugging. for people to see that, it's very emotional for them. >> reporter: now, there is a growing memorial that surrounds the barricades along the side of the fire. it was a glow of capped les before sunrise this morning. even as early as 6:00 a.m., people were going by to pay their respects at that memorial. we talked to one woman who works near the warehouse. she walks by it every day. she could have easily walked by some of the victims of the fire in past weeks. >> you know, i had no idea maybe i was walking by somebody who passed the next day. so it -- this is my way of
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saying hi, like i said, and paying my respect snooze now, a concrete wall on the side of the warehouse was brought down yesterday. with using a crane. they did to that ensure the safety of the workers on the site. there was a concern about the building possibly collapsing. they did bring the cadaver dogs through the area to make sure there were no more victims before they did that. again, 36 casualties from the fire. they do not expect to find any more victims as they wrap up their work here at 31st and international. >> thank you, allie. nine more victims' names were released last night. ara jo of oakland. amanda kershaw from san francisco. two of the newly named victims had connections to uc berkeley. griffin madden who graduated from the school. vanessa plotkin was a student. another person identified was 22-year-old alex vega. he went to the party with his
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girlfriend, mikaela gregory who also died. her name was released earlier. 35-year-old billy dixon of oakland. hanna ruax of finland and nicole siegrist of oakland as well. the transgender community has been deeply affected by this tragedy. friends and fellow artists gathered in downtown oakland to remember them. 33-year-oldem bohika worked with donna kellogg. they went to the warehouse together. riley fritz went by the name feral pines. he loved paying the base and electronic music. cash askew was a transgender artist in a band. >> the artistic community here especially the -- i put the t
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first by the way. it is very connected. like we don't have a lot of spaces. >> another artist was 35-year- old alex. one of the other younger victims was jennifer morris who went to the warehouse with a friend to dance and enjoy the music. as we told you, several victims had connections to uc berkeley. chelsea dolan had a weekly program on the campus radio station and known as d.j. cherusi. she grew up in marin county and had worked at the ice cream parlor the fairfax scoop. flowers were placed in front of the parlor in her memory. to the latest on donald trump's preparations to take over the white house in january. mr. trump continued his thank you tour with a stop in north carolina yesterday. he introduced his secretary of defense choice, general james mattis and plans to make more nominations to his cabinet in
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the coming days. >> we have some great, great people going to be named over the next couple of days. >> the president-elect met with another stream of visitors at trump tower yesterday, including former secretary of state henry kiss inger. president-elect donald trump has invited silicon valley execs to meet with him next week. we're also hearing the ceo of cisco and oracle plan to attend. it's not clear what other tech firm leaders will be going. there has been tensions between trump and some tech firms over his pledge to crack down on the foreign visas that many companies rely on for their workforce. new this morning, donald trump was named time magazine's person of the year. the magazine's editor says
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every year the magazine chooses the person who has had the most influence on events for better or worse. she says it is hard to argue that anyone had more influence over the events of this year. this is the 90th year that time magazine has named a person of the year. hillary clinton apparently was the number two pick. the question of the day is about this story. we want to know, do you agree with time magazine's selection of donald trump as person of the year? let us know what you think. post a comment to our ktvu facebook or tweet us using the hashtag #ktvu. new this morning, the ninth annual list of the best places to work just came out. and 13 bay area companies were among the winners. facebook ranks the highest at number two. google is number four. linkedin, color objection and sales force and intuit are in the top 20. checking in number one, the
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boston based company bain and company. and in and out ranks number 7. employees at the top 50 companies have common reasons for liking where they work. that includes a workplace where the company culture let's people know what the overall mission is and looking for a great career opportunity and transparency from company leaders. >> that means knowing where the company is going in the short term and the long-term according to senior leaders. they talk about competitive pay. and many of the companies talk about great benefits and perks. >> and the emphasis on great benefits has jumped since last year's survey. the time is 7:11. mounting pressure on the city of oakland in the wake of the deadly warehouse fire over the weekend. the other illegal live-work space that one business owner wants to draw attention to. should police be able to shoot at moving cars? that is issue is causing a lot
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of controversy. we will tell you about the meeting happening in san francisco today to address it.
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>> should police be able to shoot at a moving car? that's a point of debate in san francisco between the police commission and the police officers association. a meeting today will address the issue. >> ktvu's janine de la vega is in our news room. tell us more about this. >> dave, the police officers association and the police commission were at odds. the poa thinks it should be absolutely to shoot at a car if it poses a threat. an ad is trying to influence the truck. >> a 4 ton truck begins plowing into the crowd. they are not allowed to draw their weapons against the vehicle. >> it shows the scene where a vehicle heads into a crowd and many will die or be injured if a police officer is not allowed
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to shoot at the driver and stop the threat. the poa wants people to contact the police commission president to voice concerns about the policy. but some city leaders are calling the@misleading. some showed their support for the policy and urged the poa to stop disputing the use of force policy. it has been stuck in negotiations for months and had to get past the union and department of resources before it is implemented. the proposed changes were developed one year ago. there will be a lot discussed at the police commission meeting today. an arbitrator could be called in to help. we will have to see. we will attempt to reach out to the parties and we will have an update in the next hour. gasia. >> thank you, janine. the state of california has launched an advertising campaign to crack down on the new dui. driving under the influence of drugs, especially miles an hour. it is a $1 million campaign that hammers home the message
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that driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs creates a major hazard on the highway. safety concerns have increased because of marijuana being legal in california. >> we know that 36% of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs, as marijuana being the most prevalent. >> state traffic safety experts noticed a spike in marijuana drivers since it became legal last month. sal, you're busy this morning. that bridge, that richmond san rafael bridge area is pretty bad. right? >> yeah. they just issued a sig alert for it. what happened is they found out that they were doing repaving and the pavement did not set properly. it was supposed to be opened at 5:00. the lanes that they were repaving. but they're not going to open until 8:00. that means a huge backup on the richmond bridge approach here as you get up to the richmond
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bridge. as a matter of fact, traffic is now backed up -- in fact, if we can have the control room bring in some of this traffic here. i mean, it is backed up on 580 almost all the way back to the split with 80. people who are leaving the east bay and going up out of -- out of the east bay towards the richmond bridge are stuck in very slow traffic. chp is advising you to use alternate routes to take care of this problem. let's go to the bay bridge which could be maybe one of the alternates you can go into san francisco and up to the bay bridge. i realize it's a big hassle, but this is what we have for you unfortunately. the traffic is going to be slow at the bay bridge toll plaza as it normally is in the area, getting into san francisco. about 25 to 30-minute delay. as we look at the south bay commute, northbound 101, 280 and 85 are going to be okay. just mentioning the silicon valley commute and san jose. i also want to mention that the smoke that we saw, that we
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thought what is that. well, several viewers say that is the power plant that is doing something that is rising smoke. thank you. we ask our viewers. our viewers now. let's bring steve in now. >> that's because it's so cold, sal. i think it has a lot to do with it. >> yes. >> i love when you ask viewers anything, they get back to you. >> i'm telling you, within a minute sometimes. >> yes. that is correct. thank you, sal. let's get to it. sunrise over the big city. how about that. >> wow. >> are you okay, gasia? are you going to make it. >> i didn't know my microphone was on. >> we have been there. kevin penders zoom out. it always reminds me this kind of scene, dracula. dracula. that scene where the sun is going down. anyway, i'm getting ahead of myself. off on a tangent. thank you, kevin. craig chant, looks cold, feels cold, it is cold. 44 in san francisco is what i am seeing. i also saw -- i have seen a few
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upper 30sand low 40s. cold for many. steve, who opened the arctic door? by the way the arctic has been very warm but i know what he means. 37 in larksberg. are we fixing for a snow day? i don't think here. maybe mendocino county and lake county. the snow level will go up. a lot of cold air in place. 20s and 30s. this is a pacific air mass coming in, not an arctic air mass. we had that come in, a taste of it. winter weather advisories out for low snow levels to the shasta area and also the higher elevations of lake county and mendocino county. might be a little freezing rain in the mix tonight and tomorrow. then the snow level will go up as the warmer air in the south wind comes in and modifies that. we've had 20s at kelseyville, napa. all at 20s. i have seen 25 and 29. now they're at 30. the clouds are coming in. that will warm things up.
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45 bodega bay. the buoy is 51, now 52. the water temperatures have come down as well. you expect that. the cloud cover will be the main story. 30sand 40s, you get this cold air, days are short, cloud comes in. there won't be much sun left in the next hour or two. 30s, some 20s around danville and walnut creek. now in the low 30s. 10, 25 for truckee and reno. even monterey made it to 39. look at south lake tahoe, 8 degrees. the snow level will start out low. 3,000 feet. not a lot of snow in this and not a lot of rain. but there will be a steady rain coming in. and the moisture coming up from the hawaiian islands. snow level by thursday and friday up around 5,000 and 7,000 feet. it looks like rain for us. not a lot of dynamics or jetstream support. but a steady rain. that adds up to one to two and a half inches of rain between now and saturday morning. winter advisory level at 4 today. it's the snow level that will
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be low tonight and tomorrow. then it will start to go up. 40s and 50s. again, it might be warmer if we get a south wind. it will be a day that temperatures are below average. they're on their way up friday and saturday. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> okay. happening right now, barbara boxer holding what is being called a farewell speech, as she leaves the u.s. senate. let's listen in for a moment. >> protecting the clean air and the clean water act and safe drinking water act. those are all examples. and these fights continue. and they keep coming. whether you're in elected office or not. they come to you if you're a single parent trying to raise a child and struggling to make ends meet on a minimum wage that is not fair. they come to you if your kid gets asthma. they come to if your job has been outsourced and you have nowhere to turn. they come to you when college tuition gets out of reach. whether it is happening to you
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or someone else, the great thing about our democracy is each of us has a chance to make a difference. you can make a difference by holding an elected office or working for someone who does. you can make a difference by working for a campaign. you can make a difference by starting a business and employing good people to help you build it. you can make a difference by becoming a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter or a police officer. there are so many noble ways to make a difference in america. but the one thing that you cannot do even when it is tempting, you cannot turn away. never. >> california senator barbara boxer giving her farewell speech, reflecting on her 24 years in the united states senate. a total of four decades in public service. she essentially is a magnet.
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she is so well known. i imagine she gets approached at the grocery store and laundromat. she has made it her life's work to act on them. we will remember what happened in the previous election. cam la harris was elected to fill boxer's seat. we will bring you more at 8:00. >> all right. the time is 7:23. a plane crashed in pakistan. we're getting more information about the moments before the plane went down and the more than 40 people on board.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. developing news in southeastern asia. 96 people killed by a earthquake. cell phone video taken shortly after the quake shows where a building toppled down on to a car. look towards the right of your screen, right about there. the death toll may go up more because people may be buried in the rubble of collapsed buildings. although no tsunami warnings were issued, many ran to higher ground as a precaution. back in 2004, 80,000 people were killed in a quake and tsunami in the region. pakistan plane crashed today in northern pakistan. it is believed that no one survived. you are looking at a model of the plane that crashed several years ago. the plane was reported missing
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shortly after taking off from an airport about 45 miles west of the capital city. the pilot sent a distress call moments before the crash but there is still no word on a possible cause. today is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of pearl harbor by japan. the surprise attack lasted more than seven hours and ended with severe damage to the u.s. pacific fleet. most of the battle ships were repaired and put back into service. but the uss arizona remains as an underwater memorial to the 2400 american who's died there. there are official ceremonies at the memorial site today. an explosion and fire in novato. the illegal activity that investigators say may to blame. plus -- >> reporter: plus, after the deadly warehouse fire on friday night, the city of oakland is facing growing pressure to crack down on similar warehouse buildings where people are living illegally. we will tell you why inspections of the properties are very challenging.
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>> a chilly wednesday morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. we will find out more about our weather today and what is coming our way. steve paulson in -- >> in my office. i never leave this place. it is cold out there, dave and gasia. >> yeah. >> the clouds are moving in. it will be a cloudy, cool day.
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pretty picture. thank you. we get a nice sunrise. by tonight it looks like cloudy with rain developing. it should be late afternoon, early evening. it will start sooner up north. takes us into wednesday and most of friday. not a heavy rain but a steady rain. that can stack up for some in the santa cruz mountains and russian river. racy rue. sun is up, surf is up. how about that. i saw 38. i'm not surprised by that. i'm singing in the rain. we need it. bring it on. i'm doing my best. i decided i think it will rain tonight and tomorrow. that's what we're going to have. clouds are on the move fast. and that cold air from this morning means very low snow levels. winter weather advisories start at 4:00 and go until 10:00. 2,000 feet to 3,000 feet. the rain will start earlier in mendocino county and lake counties. the temperatures are coming up because of the cloud cover. all of that cold air in place and all of the cloud cover is
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coming in from the pacific and the hawaiian islands. face warm air mass that means the temperatures will go up by tomorrow and the snow level. today, cloudy and cool in the 40s and 50s. rain develops tonight and tomorrow. richmond bridge, sal, people saying choice words. >> not happy. i'm sure a few people are saying choice words. this backup is very slow. westbound 580. we have the right lane taken away. the concrete they were doing overnight did not set. they were supposed to open the lane at 5:00 a.m. it's not going to be open until 8:00. let me -- check out this backup. okay. it is backed up from interstate 80 where you split. there's the costco on the left. all the way up to the bridge. that's a huge -- that's the biggest backup i've seen in years approaching this bridge. we do this every day. i haven't seen a backup that
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big, even when there are accidents. it won't be open for another half hour, so they say. let's get alternate routes for you. the alternate route might be highway 37 if you are driving to 37. it's not too bad. it is a little bit slow getting into marin county. then you have to deal with 101 getting into san rafael. or the bay bridge. let's look at the baba. you can go that way and get into san francisco and use the golden gate to head up north. it is a mess. they issued a sig alert. they don't think it will get better for a while. let's go to san jose. that is 280 in san jose. traffic is busy. 280, 101 all getting into the west valley. back to the desk. back to our continuing coverage of the ghost ship warehouse fire. investigators may be close to pinpointing where and how the fire started. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco firearms and explosives is focusing on the back wall of the building where a appliances
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have been found. there were reports that the refrigerator had been shorting out. there is a local state of emergency for the state of oakland that would help pay for the response. allie rasmus will have a report at 8:00. meanwhile the city is facing mounting pressure to deal with other warehouses where people might be living illegally. alex savidge is live. neighbors are asking the city to look what the they believe is a potentially dangerous warehouse. >> reporter: right. there are similar setups all across the city of oakland. a lot of industrial building that's have been turned into artist collectives similar to the ghost ship. this is one such spot here. >> it looks like we have lost alex savidge's live report. it was the owner of the barbecue restaurant at broadway and embarcadero that called us to say she will hold a news conference later today about a
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building next door known as the salt lick. she believes that illegal activity is taking place inside. perhaps people living there, congregate. these are pictures of the building. we're trying to locate the owner or manager of the salt lick ahead of the news conference. we will bring in alex savidge as there are concerns throughout the bay area and beyond about people living and working in illegal setups. cities all across the country are working quickly to prevent the tragedy in oakland from happening in their city. the public is asked to report unsafe buildings. in portland, oregon there is a requirement to have sprinklers in any building that hosts a special event. condemned a building being used as an art space. authorities spotted a number of building code violations including fire hazards and lack of permits. one of the bay area's most popular musicians is talking about the time that he lived in
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spaces like ghost ship. billy joel armstrong is the lead singer of green day. he posted a picture of the vigil on his page. spaces like this allow the strange ones to thrive and be the people that normal society rejects. people here in the bay area and around the world are reaching out to help those affected by the fire. two fundraisers on youcaring website have collected more than $800,000. the oakland a's, raiders, warriors joined forces on one of the campaigns. the other was set up by the gray area foundation for the arts. arts. >> incredible to see people rallying together. we want to help individuals and communities in need much like this. >> now, unlike some other fundraising sites, youcaring does not take a percentage of the money raised but there is a
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credit card processing fee. we have a link to the youcaring website on ktvu.com. there you will also find information about agencies and companies providing free or low- cost services to those affected by the fire. oakland city council members are tackling a problem of dumping on city streets. hid especially cameras caught some people in the act of illegal dumping. school children themselves picked up trash that was illegally dumped outside of their school. yesterday the oakland city council announced it has installed special cameras in some of the dumping hot spots. >> it will enable people to identify the license plates so we can track down the offenders and hold them liable for big fines. >> the city expects to buy more dump trucks in the weeks ahead. a possible drug lab is blamed for an explosion and
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fire in novato that damaged a home. take a look at the photos from the fire district. the fire started in the garage of a home on phillip terrace yesterday afternoon. investigators say the garage may have been used as a lab to extract honey oil from marijuana. one person was hospitalized with burns. at least one suv was damaged. there's no word yet of damage to nearby homes. police in boulder, colorado are investigating the death of a 1994 heisman trophy winner. the former college football star and first round nfl draft pick was found dead monday night in a city park less than two miles from folsom field. that's where he became one of the greatest football players. police suspect her 42-year-old son took his own life. former cal state chancellor charles reid has died. he was best known for guiding the system through budget cuts. he served from 1998 to 2012
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when he retired. no word yet on a cause of death. he was 75 years old. well, the santa clara county board of supervisors unanimously voted to add 200 surveillance cameras at the main jail. the push came after several violent incidences inside the jail and the recent escape of four inmates last month. the cameras should be installed by march or april of next year. it's expected to cost about $300,000. well, san francisco muni released the results of a customer satisfaction survey. and more riders than ever say they are satisfied with the service. 70% of the riders surveyed say they found muni service was either good or excellent. the highest rating since muni began the survey 15 years ago. 29% of riders rated service as poor or fair. the areas they want to see improvement include service
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frequency, overcrowding and on- time performance. the time is 7:40. time magazine has released its person of the year for 2016. at 8:00, the reason that donald trump was chosen this year and who came in right behind him. also claims of racism at a junior high school in fremont. up next, the letter a student wrote to school leaders saying he faces insults every day. good morning. we see traffic that is very busy and of course on highway 24 it looks normal. but there's a spot in the east bay where it's very slow because of late-running road work. we will let you know about that. cold air in place. now the clouds are rolling in. that will help warm things up a little bit. it will lead to rain later this evening. we will talk more about that.
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>> a california lawmaker is working to stop a recent surgeon attacks on police officers nationwide. five police officers were ambushed and killed in july in dallas. three days later, three officers were killed in louisiana. now a california assembly man from big bear has introduced a bill that would make attacks on law enforcement officers a hate crime. 62 officers have been killed so far this year compared to 38 killed in the line of duty one year ago. >> the left always. >> a white nationalist was invited about i a former student that rented space on the campus. the school could not ban the event because it is a public university.
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you see what happened. students protested inside and outside of the event. >> i think it's important to show that hate speech is not tolerated on this campus. >> it is his right to say what he wants, but it's also our right to reject that type of message. >> richard spencer made headlines when he held a meeting at the alternate right celebrating trump's win. the school district responding to claims of ram pant student racism. 13-year-old israel howard of thorton junior high made the complaints. he has been the target of racist taunts and name calling on a daily basis at school and wrote a letter to school leaders describing what happened. >> people call me all sorts of names, all racist names. i try to tell the office. they just sent me out calling me the bad guy. >> the message that the student wrote resinated with so many people and said we really need to address this and take it seriously. if one of our students is feeling this way, it's something that we have to pay attention to.
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>> now, the school district leader says the offending junior high students have been disciplined but not giving out any other details. the time is 7:45. typically sal all of the focus is on the bay bridge. it is a work horse. but the richmond bridge also is a work horse. today it is in trouble. >> it is in trouble because of late running road work. so the concrete did not seta approaching that richmond bridge. they have one lane closed now. it looks like they opened the lane. look at this, the traffic is moving a lot better than it was just a few moments ago. and we still have a backup though. so even if they opened the lanes, it looks like that may have been the case. i want to show you the backup on our map system. it will take a while for that to unwind. it is from interstate 80 heavy all the way out to the bridge. caltrans said they would open it by 8:00. they may have opened it a little early.
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but the damage is done. traffic is backed up to the macarthur maze. and metering lights are on and traffic is slow. i want to take a look now at the south bay commute. northbound 101, 280 and 85 are all slow. we had earlier accidents. but this is kind of a typical commute for your drive into sunnyvale, cupertino, mountain view or palo alto. at 7:46, let's go to steve. >> because people watch that timeline religiously. >> if i get the time wrong, i'm in trouble. >> i know what you mean, sal. thank you, sir. very, very cold air this morning. the clouds are coming in. up north, the precipitation will start earlier. i would not be surprised if light rain begins even in the santa cruz mountains. had some sub for a brief bit. now clouds are beginning to roll in fast. and it looks like a cloudy, cold day. ann says good morning. currently 29 in clearlake oaks. hoping for the clouds to warm it up a bit. that's true. they will. i think you bottomed out on the
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temperatures already. there were 25, 26 degree readings. now the temperature will go. there could be freezing rain in parts of mendocino county and lake county. they were all in the 20s about an hour and a half ago. so the cloud cover is coming in, starting to send the temperatures up a couple degrees compared to where they were from an hour ago. they will continue to go up. the cold air is in place. this is a pacific air mass. it is increasing cloud cover. the winter weather advisory begins at 4:00. also up in the sierra. could be around 1500 to 2,000 feet briefly. now this air coming in is, again, coming in from the pacific and the hawaiian islands. it is warm. watch here in the last few, you can see there's a mix precipitation maybe. parts of so known accounty. i doubt it is reaching the ground but that is a sign of things to come. the air mass is warmer than that at the ground. it will modify that. 30s, 40s now on the
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temperatures. they're starting to come up. we certainly reached the coldest temperatures so far. woodside at 33. san mateo was 38. now in the low 40s. 30s for menlo park, stanford. 41 in los altos hills. 32 ukiah. they were down to 30. many 20s there. cloud cover moving in. the snow level will eventually get above 7,000 feet. that won't be until late thursday or friday. you can see why. look where the moisture is coming from. it will take us into friday night, maybe saturday morning. then a break on the weekend with another round of systems coming in next week. the key is where all of this moisture plume sets up. cold start. then increasing clouds rapidly. 40s and 50s on the high. rain develops later on. takes us into thursday and friday as well. a steady rain. sometimes the steady rain from marin county up to the russian river and santa cruz mountains can be more than what is seen right now. the heaviest looks to be the
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north. i have seen some indications that the plume could dip towards the santa cruz mountains. the highs will be within a couple degrees. not warm. that's for sure. tomorrow we warm it up. into the upper 50s and 60s by friday. it looks like a break on the weekend, dave. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. 74 # the. for two dozen needy families, the holidays are brighter because of the san jose sharks. azenith smith was right there to see it. >> sore susanna and her two young children for the first time they won't have a christmas tree. that's because they don't have a place they can call their own. >> it makes you feel sad. especially for my kids. my kids want a christmas tree. and we don't have a place to live right now. and i don't know. it's hard for my kids. >> reporter: down on her luck
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with no money for presents, she is not alone. she is one of 30 low-income families chosen by san jose healthy start resource program. the wish list given to san jose sharks players. >> i just saw that right now that he was a sharks player. >> reporter: her family adopted by forward tommy who called it a humbling experience. thinking of his 10-month-old daughter. >> i think christmas this time of year is about family. >> reporter: throughout the night, the families were treated to ice skating with sharky and a holiday meal with the players. the best part, when families were given the presents. >> to see the looks on their faces. >> to be honest, i was going to cry. >> reporter: other sharks players know the importance to give back. the team captain hopes to bring them joy. >> it is a fun memory. something that they can look
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back on and say they enjoyed it. >> reporter: at least on this night, a chance to forget their problems. >> they are going to get something. i'm happy. i'm excited. >> reporter: azenith smith, ktvu fox 2 news. >> great story. well, just out this morning, the top trending videos of 2016. and up next, the top ten that have all been seen more than half billion times. ♪[music]
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. apple says the problem with its iphone 6s is bigger than first thought. earlier this year customers said the phones would shut down. apple said it would replace phones made in september and october of last year but now it is getting reports from people who have phones made outside of that time frame. apple says the issue is a component in the battery. but says there's no safety risk. but it also didn't say how many phones are affected. a new report says parents if you're watching tv, checking websites and texting almost as much as your kids. the group common sense says that's because parents, teenagers and younger kids all spend about nine hours a day looking at screens. for the adults, about 90 minutes of that time is related to work. the researchers want parents to be more aware how their kids see them interacting with technology. parents can help contribute to
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family time together by watching tv or playing video games with your kids. well, the end of the year means lots of lists, including the most popular youtube videos. >> americans are going to assume that english is rubbish. ♪ hello ♪ >> coming in at the top spot, adele's carpool karaoke with more than 136 million views. i'm not kidding. the rankings also take into account comments, shares and likes. other top videos are the dude perfect. water bottle flip edition. the $21,000 first class airplane seat. and the brother who convinces their list sister about a zombie apocalypse. >> this is the fifth year in a row that we have had an ad make the list. it is the nike switch that they made for the soccer tournament
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this year. this is really not just an ad. it is a six-minute short film. >> he also says more than 80% of all of the views on youtube come from outside of the u.s. it should be no surprise that this video by a japanese comedian also ranks in the top ten. coming up during the 9, we will have clips from all of the top ten and talk with one of the youtube experts about what it takes to make a video go viral. well, a woman in sacramento has been reunited with her missing dog after nine years. this little dog went missing in 2007 when sally butter's home was burglarized. during the incident her dog gigi got out of the house. this is the last time that she saw her dog until this week. it was wandering the streets of roseville, 20 miles from where she went missing. time to check in with mike and
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gasia. >> thank you, dave. a state of emergency in the city of oakland. we will have the latest on the deadly warehouse fire and where investigators are now focusing. more controversy surrounding police use of force. the meeting today that is expected to cause quite a stir among the rank and file. we are looking at a commute where traffic is moving along slowly if you are driving on highway 4. coming up, we will tell what you is causing the traffic getting into concord. the cold air is in place. a little bit of a sun break. nice sunrise. the clouds are thickening up and rain is on its way. imagine a world where the holidays are about joy again.
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>> we just got word that the search for more victims of the oakland warehouse fire is over. the recovery effort is complete. 100% of the building has been searched so far. but the investigation at site continues. we will have an update on the latest coming up. donald trump is named time magazine's person of the year. the reason that the president- elect was chosen. mornings on 2 continues now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is wednesday, december 7th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. if you think it is cold now, steve paulson is going to talk to us about colder weather and rain on the way. >> rain is on its way. it is cold this morning. we had a few sun breaks. we had nice sunrise photos. this coming in from david. petaluma river at highway 37. i bet a lot of that now is obscured as the cloud cover has moved in. for others it will take a
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while. the air mass is dry. but it's a sure bet as we head into later this afternoon and tonight. winter weather advisories for snow levels out for shasta and the sierra as well. cloudy and on the cool to cold side. trying to turn in parts of mendocino county and lake county. a lot of this is high based. it is a sign of things to come. same for the santa cruz mountains. 30s, 40s, we are bouncing off some of the 20s and low 30s because of the cloud cover and south breeze. temperatures today will be stuck. 50s for some. upper 40s as well as this moisture all starts to take aim at us. that will settle a wet pattern over the next few days. rain for the evening commute probably, sal. >> yeah. that means that people will take longer to get home. as steve mentioned, it might not help us for the morning commute tomorrow either. let's look at the commute on 80 westbound as you out to the macarthur maze. the traffic is moving along
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slowly as you drive through. there's a delay on the richmond bridge because of late running road work. if you're trying to get to san rafael, it will take you longer than expected. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza where the commute has been busy driving through. let's look at the east bay commute now. we have a lot of slow traffic on highway 4. in concord, getting over the hill. and into danville. 80 is slow from just after highway 4. now at 8:02, let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. new information on the recovery effort at the ghost ship warehouse. >> we learned the search of the building is now over. ktvu's allie rasmus is live from the command center with the latest development. allie. >> reporter: gasia, we just got that update from the spokesperson from oakland two minutes ago. 100% of the burnt out warehouse has been searched. the recovery effort is over but the investigation continues. now that the bulk of the recovery work is finished, they expect to open the streets up
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in the next several hours, possibly as early as this afternoon. the ghost ship warehouse is the building behind us. this is the one that burned friday night, claiming 36 lives. we want to show you video on what was happening on the other side of the tents. the answer is not much. you can see the evidence that the effort at least on the recovery side of things is winding down. there is still no official cause for this fire. but according to alameda county sheriff ahern, they are looking at the possibility of a refridgor at the back of the warehouse as possibly being the source of the fire that blew a fuse. 36 bodies were recovered from the warehouse fire. they do not expect to find more now that 100% of the building has been searched through. the families of the victims were escorted back to the site of the fire. they were led beyond the barricades. you can see firefighters and recovery workers stopping to hug them. there is a growing memorial
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along the barricades around the site of this fire. it was aglow with candles before sunrise. even at 6:00 in the morning we found people in the neighborhood who live and work around here to go by and reflect and pay their respects. . >> i feel so sorry for the children in there. you know, those kids are in their 20s and 30s. actually from their teens on up to their 30s. and i feel sorry for them. it makes me feel as a citizen of oakland bad. >> reporter: now, you're looking at what was really the tail end of that recovery work happening yesterday when a crane took down an exterior wall of the warehouse in an effort to make the building safer for the final search of the building. they did take cadaver dogs through the area and searched the area to make sure there were no additional bodies there. there were not. they do not expect to find any more victims. 100% of the building has been
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searched. the number of casualties stands at 36 individuals. atf investigators and oakland police and the fire department will remain at the site. they are continuing to look for evidence in terms of an official cause of the fire. but at this point, the working theory of the sheriff is that it may be a refrigerator in the back of the unit that started the fire. >> the names of nine more victims were released last night. johnny igaz of oakland. kershaw from san francisco. two of the victims had connections to uc berkeley. griffin madden graduated from the university. he was 21. vanessa plotkin was a student. another person identified was 22-year-old alex investigate a he went last friday to the party with his girlfriend, mica lay gregory whose name had been
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released earlier. billy dixon of oakland. hanna ruax of finland. the tragedy has deeply affected the local transgender community. three of those killed were transgender artists. groups gathered last night to remember them. 30-year-oldem bohika worked in berkeley at a coffee house along with donna kellogg. they went together. feral pines moved from connecticut to berkeley and loved playing base and electronic music. cash askew was in a band called them r us 2. >> the artistic community is very connected. like we don't have a lot of spaces.
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>> another artist was 35-year- old alex g ghassan. as we mentioned, she was performing at the warehouse party. she had worked at the ice cream shop the fairfax scoop. mourners placed flowers in front of the ice cream store to remember her. now to the latest on president-elect donald trump's transition to the white house. he continued his thank you tour with a stop in north carolina last night. he introduced general james mattis and plans to make more nominations to his cabinet in the coming days. he met with visitors at trump tower yesterday including former secretary of state henry kissinger and exxonmobil rex tillerson who is the latest to
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be floated as a possible pick of future secretary of state. president-elect trump has invited silicon valley tech executives to meet with him in new york next week. we're hearing that the ceo of cisco and redwood city based oracle plan to attend. it's not clear what other tech firms will be going. many silicon valley tech giants supported hillary clinton during the presidential campaign. there have been tensions between trump and tech firms over his pledge to crack down on the foreign visas that many companies rely on for their workforce. and new this morning, donald trump was named time magazine's person of the year. here is the cover on your screen. time magazine's editor says every year the magazine chooses the person who had the most influence on events for better or for worse. and she says it is hard to argue that anyone had more influence over the events of this year. this is the 90th year that time magazine has named a person of
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the year. hillary clinton was the number two pick. our question of the day is about the story. we want to know, do you agree with time magazine's selection of donald trump as person of the year? responses already coming in on twitter. robert writes, yes, most talked about person this year. also on twitter, jeff, like him or hate him, he definitely was the news maker of 2016. what's next? nobel prize? finally. rad warrior chiming in. there was no other choice. it is not the best or the brightest but the most influential and world-changing. let us know what you think by posting a comment on facebook or tweet us. just use the hashtag #ktvu. we will share more responses coming up in the 9:00 hour. the time is 8:09. earlier in the 7:00 hour we brought you barbara boxer giving her farewell speech on the floor of the u.s. senate. >> this has been a dream to be
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in a profession that i think is noble, no matter how beaten up it gets. for 40 years. for more than half my life. and i was able to do every day what i always wanted to do, simply make life better for people. i didn't always succeed. >> senator boxer said being one of the first women to run for several public offices was always an uphill battle. kamala harris was elected to fill the senate seat. today marks 75 years since the attack on pearl harbor. the somber anniversary is being remembered right here in the bay area. should police be able to shoot at moving cars? that issue is causing a lot of controversy. we will tell you about the meeting happening in san francisco today to address it. it. still very slow out there in many commutes. you can see traffic is going to be busy on the east bay commute getting into san francisco.
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cold air first. then a little bit of sun. now the clouds are rolling in and rain is on the way. we will talk about the cool temperatures today.
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>> new this morning, prosecutors have dropped murder charges against the man accused of killing a college police officer in detroit. 31-year-old deangelo davis was facing first degree murder
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charges in the police sergeant colin rose. the arrest came hours after the fatal gunfire near the campus. prosecutors did not reveal why the charges were dropped during a news conference this morning. but several detroit news agencies are reporting prosecutors believe there is not enough evidence to pursue the case. controversial police policy is going to be the topic of suggestion discussion at a meeting in san francisco today. it has to do with whether police can shoot at a moving vehicle. >> janine de la vega is live in the news room with more about it. >> the police commission wants to go forward with the policy. but the police union is blocking it and recently released an ad to influence the public. i spoke with a police commission president on the phone and she calls it misleading. >> suddenly a four ton truck begins plowing into the crowd. the police rush to halt the driver but a policy preventing them to draw their weapons
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against the vehicle. >> it points to a terror attack in france when a truck plowed through a crowd. yesterday the board of supervisors showed its support for the use of force policy and urged the poa to stop disputing. it has been stuck in negotiations for mod and had to be passed by the union and department of resources before it is implemented. this followed the shooting of mario woods by police officers one year ago. the police commission will be discussing the next steps it plans to take today. an arbitrator could be called in to help. we just have to wait and see. one thing that the president of the police commission mentioned on the phone is that the public will at least be able to get an update on where things stand. mike. >> thank you, janine. today marks the 75th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. more than 350 japanese planes dropped bombs on the u.s. fleet
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at the navy base there in hawaii. the surprise attack lasted more than 7 hours. eight u.s. battle ships were destroyed or damaged. four of them sank. and the uss arizona remains underwater as a memorial to the americans killed and injured. ceremonies will be held at the memorial. the somber anniversary is being marked in contra costa county as well a long-running tradition. pearl harbor survivors and their families will sit below a beacon. originally the beacon was installed to help with cross country aviation. but after the bombing of pearl harbor, officials turned the beacon off, saying it could lead japanese pilots to attack the west coast. the relighting ceremony will take place in the library at the cal state campus in concord at 5:00 tonight. the beacon will stay lit throughout the night. let's check in with sal and a look at that commute. bad, good. it depends where you are, sal.
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>> yeah. it's moderate, mike and gasia. westbound 24 getting better now if you are driving from walnut creek to oakland. you will see traffic improving a little bit here. it is slow again on the oakland side, heading down to a very crowded commute in oakland. i'm going to show you the east bay in a little bit. i want to check in with the bay bridge quick because it is backed up here all the way out to the maze. we're not getting any breaks. you heard steve say it will be wet weather a little later and tomorrow. so these days are not going to be good commute days. you may want to start planning to use public transportation if you can. let's go into the maps here. i want to show you the red on 80 and 880, highway 4, on 580, getting up from san leandro over to the lake shore area. and 880 in both directions. this is not a good commute. we have a big backup approaching the richmond bridge because of late running road work. today is a day that you might want to if you have the option
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put off the driving and do your meetings from home if you can do that. at 8:18, let's bring steve in with the weather. >> you're right, sal. the rain is coming in. we had sun breaks this morning early. it was very cold. clear and cold for some. kevin who is weather knowledgeable, a crisp 42 at sunrise and beautiful. sausalito. there were upper 30s not far away as well. jan said a high of 44 in santa rosa. come on. when you get temperatures in the 20s and 30s and the cold air is there and the cloud cover comes in, it is hard to warm up. at least yet. by tomorrow we will start to see temperatures and by friday they will be in the upper 50s and 60s. the snow level with the cold air is very low for now. in fact winter weather
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advisories are out. shasta, northeast california. i think it was 14 degrees there this morning. up in the sierra. snow level around 1500, 2,000, 3,000 feet. it will start to go up as the pacific air mass comes in. you can see around santa rosa, cloverdale and mendocino county, some of that light rain trying to turn a little bit. it is a sign of things to come. approaching the santa cruz mountains as well. this does not look like a big weather event but a steady rain event that will take us into friday. 30s and 40s on the temperatures. they are warming up a little bit. 10 in truckee. 33 ukiah. monterey made it to 39. a lot of 30s around the bay. if you have to go to the sierra, right now would be a good time. try to beat this. also up into lake county and mendocino county could get the rain. because it is coming up from the hawaiian islands, more warm weather is on the way. it looks like a steady moderate rain for some. as we go into the weekend,
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there will be decent amounts, especially to the north and maybe another system late sunday and monday. that's the way it is looking right now. 44 in santa rose. 40s and low 50s. tomorrow we will see upper 50s. with the cloud cover and rain on the way, it will be a gray day with the rain developing friday. a break saturday and i think early sunday. and more rain sunday night. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. the best places to work are out there. there are 13 bay area cities in the top 50. we will run down the list, many of which you expect to be there. and in n out is on the list.
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taste the many sides of brookside. smooth dark chocolate outside.
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exotic fruit flavor inside. brookside. for all your sides. >> 8:23. new this morning, the ninth annual list of best places to work is out. and 13 bay area companies are among the winners in the top 50. now, facebook is up to number two this year. google comes in fourth. then we have linkedin, adobe, clorox, sales force and intuit in the top 20. checking in at number one is the boston based management consulting firm bain and company. and i love this, mike, in n out burger ranks number 7. they use information from current workers at companies. >> there you go. move over, splash brothers. raiders quarterback david carr is being recognized for his skills out there on the basketball court.
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[cheering and applause] >> after monday night's warriors win, he delighted the fans by hitting the 3-pointer. it came after several other raiders players unsuccessfully tried to make a 3-pointer. carr is a big hoops fan. his favorite is the l.a. lakers from his days growing up in bakersfield. as the raiders gear up for a critical game against division rival the chiefs the debate over the future home is picking up. oakland city councilman reid told the chronicle that local officials will meet today to try to keep the team from moving. the oakland city council and the board of supervisors have been reviewing a proposal by an investment group. the plan is to build a $1.3 billion stadium on the current coliseum property. local leaders are rushing through this plan because nfl owners may discuss the possible
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move to las vegas when they meet next week. the door seems to be closing for the move to los angeles. the san diego chargers will likely join the rams and play at the l.a. memorial coliseum next season. they rejected a proposal last month. the chargers and rams would play at the new stadium which is not expected to be ready until 2019. talk of a new stadium for the a's continues. one of the newest ideas is a stadium that floats. the vice president talked about the idea yesterday. about 100 people showed up to talk about the future of the team and the possibility of a stadium that would sit on the edge of the bay. now, if a floating stadium were to be built, it would be a first of its kind. >> we had the proposal for a floating stadium that you don't see every day. it would be moved around by tug boats. that was interesting to see that. and it was actually pretty well thought out proposal.
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so it was multiple powerpoint page deck. we looked at that. >> he got a huge response. what was supposed to be two hour meeting was five and a half hours. he promised to hold office hours for fans on tuesday. from now on you will have to make an appointment to see him. a plane crashed in pakistan. what we are learning about the moments before the plane went down and the more than 40 people on board. pressure on the city of oakland following the deadly warehouse fire. the finger pointing underway surrounding other hazardous buildings. good morning. we are looking at a commute that has a couple of different problems. it is not only the east bay as we look at a crowded bay bridge. we have a problem on the peninsula that we have to talk about coming up. cloud cover moving in. cold temperatures in place and rain is on its way with low snow levels and freezing rain for the sierra by tonight.
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>> 8:29. welcome back to morn morning. it is a cold wednesday morning, december 7th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm mike mibach. steve, i definitely had a couple blankets and the heat on today. it is cold as gasia mentioned. >> i concur. when it is 20 and 30, you need to break out the blankets. three dog night, three cat, whatever you want to call it. many 20s and 30s. now the cloud cover is coming in and the breeze turning more southerly. i know it's not warm, warm but warmer than two to three hours ago. we had mid-20s for a few. it's going to be a day where temperatures are stuck. maybe my computer -- it is moving ever so slowly. you know what this means, sal,
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you should stand by. look at that. >> i like your sound effects. >> how did you know. >> moving slow. >> very slow. >> i do that to freak out my kids at home sometimes. but anyway. >> thank you, sir. >> i'll talk in a normal voice. >> it will be cloudy and raining and cold. how about that. >> it will affect the commute. >> yes. >> i want to ask you one question before you go, steve. >> go ahead. >> tomorrow morning, are we going to be in trouble when it comes to the commute. >> rain. >> okay. >> but it will be warmer. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> let's take a look at what we have now. all kidding aside, i think you should start planning for tomorrow's commute to take you longer. you heard the man. it will be raining most likely. right now at the bay bridge toll plaza, not bad. you can see traffic is going to be backed up for a normal commute here getting into san francisco, which means about 25 or 30 minutes. i want to mention the traffic is going to be busy on 880 north past the coliseum. you will see the traffic is busy as you come up past 238
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all the way into downtown oakland. there's a problem in san mateo. eastbound heading away from the 280 freeway over to 101. at alameda, a truck came off, a dump truck came off the ramp and lost control, flipped over. there's dirt all over the place. this is also affecting traffic on the freeway because you can see it. so 92 is a big mess. they have called out loaders and skip loaders and trucks to get the dirt out of the way. again, east 92 at the alameda off-ramp. but it is affecting 92 as well. 8:31. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we begin this half hour with a major development in the recovery effort there at the oakland warehouse fire. a spokeswoman for oakland police told allie rasmus that the search of the building is now 100% complete. 36 people were killed in the fire. investigators are focusing on the back area of the building
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as the probable origin of the fire. the investigation suggests old appliances, specifically a refrigerator may have been a source. the roads are being opened back up around the area. coming up at 9:00, we will have an update from allie rasmus at the warehouse. the deadly oakland fire is bringing more public awareness and pressure on similar living conditions. >> definitely. alex savidge is live at jack lemon square where the neighborhood wants to look into a warehouse in the same area. >> reporter: inspecting all of these warehouse buildings across the city of oakland is a major challenge and one that the city has fallen behind on. throughout the city there are quite a few industrial building that's have been turned into artist collectives. this is another one of them, a place that neighbors know as the salt lick. it is a spot, second story spot that right above the produce stabbeds where a lot of neighbors say people are working and living and holding
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concerts as well. we tried to reach someone with the salt lick, although i went up to the door there and there's not even a door bell to reach someone inside. ♪[music] >> reporter: there's some video we found online of a concert going on recently here at this warehouse that is known as the salt lick. near jack london square. this building has drawn the attention of a number of neighbors in the area. later this morning, the owner of neighboring everett and jones barbecue restaurant will be holding a news conference to talk about this live-work space that she plaintiffs could be a fire hazard. after friday night's deadly fire in the fruitvale district, the city of oakland is facing pressure for warehouses like this. the man who owns the salon under the salt lick says cracking down on artist collectives is not the right
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response. >> i would like to see, you know, safe places for artists to work and to live. i mean, that would be fantastic. and there are a lot of safe places. i think what you have right now is the rents and the cost of living in oakland have gone up like to the point of manhattan and san francisco. so people are finding corners and setting up shop. >> reporter: now, when it comes to inspections here in the city of oakland, the city is severely short staffed. there are four fire inspector positions with the fire department that remain vacant right now. according to 2014 civil grand jury report, the fire department only inspected about a third of the city's 11,000 commercial buildings. and in response to that report, the fire chief acknowledged that there were issues that needed to be corrected. a month before the deadly warehouse fire at the ghost ship collective, city
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inspectors did open an investigation into possible illegal construction on the property. but inspectors never wound up going inside that building before the fire took place. again, we are expecting that we will hear from the owner of everett and jones barbecue at 10:00 this morning. she is expected to speak out and talk about her concerns with this artist collective that is just a few doors down from her business. >> and alex, in the hours after the ghost ship fire happened, we had oakland council person on our air saying essentially many departments dropped the ball and he called for fire marshalls, more investigators. >> reporter: yeah. that's what a lot of city leaders are calling for. across the board, you need marin spectors. it is important to point out here that the fire department has four inspector positions that remain vacant right now. and those are fully funded positions. it is not as though the funding is not there. it is just that the positions
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have not yet been filled. i would imagine that they would be filled in short order now. >> i know we're talking about this coming up in the 9 and we will work to get answers here as well. city council members are asking the public to report illegal buildings. in baltimore, maryland officials on monday respond today a citizen complaint and condemned a building being used as an art space. there were a number of building code violations including fire hazards and lack of permits. one of the bay area's most popular musicians is talking about his time living in spaces like the ghost ship. armstrong is the lead singer of green day. he attended the vigil at lake merritt. he posted a picture of the vigil on instagram. spaces like this allow the strange ones to thrive and be
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the people that normal society rejects. people in the bay area and around the world are reaching out to help those affected by the ghost ship fire. there are two fundraisers on the youcaring website. they have collected more than $870,000. the oakland a's, oakland raiders and warriors joined forces for one of the campaigns. the other was set up by the gray area foundation of the arts. >> it is incredible to see everyone rallying together. we are trying to help individuals and communities in need much like this. >> unlike some other fund raising sites, youcaring does not take a percentage of the money raised but there is a credit card processing fee. if you would like to give we have a link on ktvu.com. you will find information there about agencies and companies providing free and low cost services to those affected by the fire. developing news in southeast asia. a huge earthquake has killed at
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least 97 people in indonesia. a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the region. you can see a building down on a car there. the death toll could rise as some victims could be buried in the rubble of similar collapsed buildings. although no tsunami warning was issued, many people went to higher ground as a precaution. back in 2004, more than 80,000 people were killed in an earthquake and tsunami in the region. a pakistan airlines plane with 41 people on board crashed in northern pakistan earlier today. it is now believed that no one survived. this is video of a model of the plane that went down several hours ago. an airline spokesman says the plane was reported missing shortly after taking off from an airport about 45 miles west of the country's capital. the pilot reportedly sent did i stress call just moments before the crash. but there's no word yet on a possible cause. a search and rescue operation is now underway off
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of the coast of japan for a marine pilot that ejected from the fire jet. the pilot ejected this morning about 120 miles southeast of japan. the marines say the pilot was making a regularly scheduled training flight and that they don't have any more information right now about what happened. the time is 8:39. a possible drug lab is being blamed for an explosion and fire in novato, one that damaged a home. we will show you photos from the fire district. the fire started in the garage of a home on phillip terrace yesterday afternoon. investigators say the garage may have been used as a lab to extract honey oil from marijuana. one person was hospitalized with burns and at least one suv was damaged. no word on any damage to surrounding homes. a california lawmaker is working to stop the recent surge in attacks on police officers nationwide. five police officers were ambushed and killed in july in dallas, texas. ten days later, three officers were killed in baton rouge,
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louisiana. now a california assembly man from big bear has introduced a bill that would make attacks on law enforcement officials a hate crime. the penalties would be stiffer. according to a police memorial fund, 62 officers have been killed so far this year, compared to 38 killed in the line of duty at this time a year ago. the fremont unified school district is responding to claims of student racism. the claims come from a 13-year- old student at thorton high. israel howard says he has been the target of name calling and racist taunts on a daily basis. he recently wrote a three-page letter to school leaders describing the insults. >> people call me all sorts of names, all racist things. i try to tell the office and they just sent me out calling me the bad guy. >> the message that the student wrote resinated with so many people and said we really need to address this and take it seriousously. if one of our students is feeling this way, it's something that we have to pay attention to.
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>> the school district leader says the offending junior high students have been disciplined but will not release any other details. it is being called the new dui. up next, the latest crackdown by the california highway patrol. good morning. we are looking at a couple of problems that are not going away unfortunately, including one on the peninsula and a lot of slow traffic here in the east bay as well. well, cold air is in place now. the cloud cover is moving in. rain is on the way. it's going to be a cool, cloudy day. we will talk about that and what looks to be a wet pattern setting up for the next few.
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>> state traffic safety experts have noticed a spike in drivers using marijuana. a ktvu investigation last month showed the severity of the problem. hidden cameras captured some in the act and children as young as 8 years old found themselves picking up trash outside of their school. yesterday the oakland city council announced it has installed special cameras in some of the dumping hot spots. >> it will enable people to identify the license plates so we can track down the offenders and hold them liable for big fines. >> city council committee also approved a plan to lease a truck to help with debris removal. the city expects to buy more trucks in the months ahead. the time is 8:45. boy, that richmond bridge has been a mess because of late running road work. sal, is it clear now or still affected? >> the road work is cleared.
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pardon me. i just found out about an accident in san francisco. but the backup is not, gasia, to answer your question. it will take quite a bit to get to the richmond ridge. if you're going to the richmond bridge, give yourself extra time getting into san rafael. you will need it. let's start off with the bay bridge toll plaza. trying to get across the bridge into san francisco looks okay. this is my bad. i just found out about an accident in san francisco. and i switched the line-up at the last minute. i want to make sure that i mention this crash on southbound 101 in san francisco. let's go to the next picture, please. and i want to mention it. i'll just mention it. southbound 101, i'm reading off of the chp computer. there's a new injury accident reported just a few minutes ago. southbound 101 at cesar chavez. it looks like there is a motorcycle down. they're trying to get there to figure out what is going on. all right, this is a look at eastbound 92. we have been talking about this for a while. there's a truck that flipped over, carrying dirt, on the
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alameda off-ramp. the problem is if you know the area, that off-ramp is clearly visible from the freeway. and everyone is slowing to take a look at this even though eastbound 92 lanes are open. if you drive on eastbound 92, it is usually not this bad. this morning, it is bad. heads-up for that. when you get over to 101, it will also be slow. at 8:47, let's bring steve in with the weather. >> thank you, sal. a lot of cloud cover moving in over the cold low that's were set this morning before the cloud cover came in. mostly clear skies. 20s and 30s. super woman sf, yeah i think it is cold in concord. my car was covered in ice. yes, that is too cold. thank you for that super woman. and discuss with teen, very cold and chris many. 14 degrees with fog in truckee. it looks like tomorrow morning will be crazy around reno with freezing rain. that is certainly possible. between midnight and 8:00 in the morning. then it will turn to rain. and above 7,000 feet it will be
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snow. today low snow levels. 10 in truckee. not yet. but it's going to start to increase tonight, tomorrow. therein lies the warmer air over the colder. that could create freezing rain up in the mountains and lake county and shasta. very low snow levels. by friday, they will be above 7500 feet. this is a warm system coming in. pacific warmer air off of the hawaiiian islands. so far not much in happening. the precipitation is on its way. some of that is turning. mixed precipitation. although i don't think it is hitting the ground yet. santa cruz mountains, it is getting closer and closer. it is on its way tonight and tomorrow and probably friday. 30sand 40s. we are warming up from the morning low that's were cloud. cloud cover to the north will make for dicey conditions with freezing rain and low snow
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levels. the next couple systems are coming in from the hawaiian islands. it looks like a steady rain will take us into certainly friday. we will get a break saturday and sunday. but sunday night and monday, more comes in. it looks like everybody is in on this with decent amounts. today will be the coldest day by far. 40s with the cloud cover. by tomorrow, we will have rain and temperatures will warm up into the mid-50s with even upper 50s to near 60 on friday. i'll tell you, i don't think it is continuous rain but off and on rain taking us all the way into next week. >> thank you,. >> you're welcome. a sacramento woman has been reunited with her missing dog after nine years. the dog went missing back in 2007 when sally's home was burglarized. her dog managed to get oust the house. that's the last time that she saw gigi until they were reunited this week. she was found wandering the streets of roseville, about 20 miles from where she went missing. >> i'm shocked because you
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always hope you get your dog back. nine years and 13 and a half years old, she is still alive. what a christmas present. >> oh, she is beautiful. gigi had matted fur about otherwise doing fine. she has the pink sweater to keep her warm now. she is happy to have her best home at home and in her arms where she belongs. the top trending videos of 2016. up next, the top 10 that have all been seen more than half a billion times.
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let's bring back the holidays. [bell ringing] >> taking a look at today's opening bell that started trading today on wall street. we're looking at the numbers. trading has been underway for two hours now. the markets are mixed up nasdaq is down. audi is testing a system that could make it a little
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easier for drivers who don't like to be stuck there at a stoplight. this week it is rolling out a system that reads red traffic signals and tells drivers how long until the red light turns green. the driver sees the dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next to the speed display. audi says las vegas is the perfect place to test the system but plans to expand the system in other big cities. apple says the problem with its iphone 6s is bigger than first thought. earlier this year, customers said their phones would suddenly shut down. apple would replace phones made in september and october of last year. well, now it is getting reports from owners of phones made outside of that time frame. that also shut down unexpectedly. apple says the issue comes from a component in the battery. the company says there is no safety risk but apple is not saying how many phones are affected. parents and children spend about the same amount of time every day looking at a screen.
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parents, teenagers and younger children all spend about nine hours a day looking at their phone, checking social media, watching tv, and going online. the group common sense says only about 90 minutes of that time for adults is related to work. researchers want the parents to be more aware of how their children see them interacting with technology. we're finding out which videos why most popular in 2016 on youtube. >> americans are going to assume that england is rubbish. >> no. none of this will come out. ♪ hello ♪ can you hear me ♪ ♪ >> coming in at the top spot, that's adele's carpool karaoke with nearly 136 million views. the rankings also take into account comments, shares and likes. the dude perfect water bottle flip edition. the $21,000 first class airplane seat. and the brother who convinces
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his sister about a zombie apocalypse. >> nike's ad is a six-minute short film. >> he says more than 80% of views come from outside of the u.s. that's why it is not surprising that this video ranks in the top ten. we will have more on the finalists and talk with a youtube expert that makes a video go viral. >> no theme on the top ten. >> across the board. riders say they are satisfied with muni service in san francisco. the areas that some say the agency could actually improve on. ♪ think of your fellow man.
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. >> today thousands of people in tennessee will be able to return to their homes for the first time following a
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devastating wildfire that started more than a week ago. 14 people were killed, nearly 1700 homes, businesses and other buildings were destroyed. it is being called the largest wildfire in that state in over 100 years. they believe it was human caused. the bay area man who spent 18 months in an iranian prison is writing a book. he was working for the "washington post" in iran when he was arrested and tried. he spent more than 500 days in prison. he was released in january as part of a prisoner swap. he filed a lawsuit against the iranian government saying he was psychologically tortured. police in boulder, colorado are investigating the death of the former football star. he was found dead monday night in the city park less than two miles from folsom field where he became one of the university of colorado's greatest football players ever. his mother told "usa today" that the police suspect that her 42-year-old son took his
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own life. former cal state chancellor charles reid has passed away. he was best known for guiding the system through record budget cuts. he served as the sixth chancellor from 1998 to 2012 when he retired. no word on a cause of death. he was 75 years old. the santa clara county board of supervisors unanimously voted to add more than 200 surveillance cameras to the main jail. it came after several violent incidences inside the jail and the escape of four inmates last month. the cameras should be installed by march or april of next year. they are expected to cost $300,000. san francisco muni has released the results of a customer satisfaction survey. more riders than ever are satisfied with the service. 70% of the riders surveyed say they found muni service good or excellent. those are the highest ratings since it began the survey 15
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years ago. 29% of riders rated it poor or fair. the areas they want to improve is overcrowding. the latest on the scene of the tragic oakland fire as we talk with an alameda county sheriff's deputy. and napa county takes a new approach on homelessness. >> they need to be housed. and they need social workers that will come in and do their jobs. plus, the top ten viral videos of the year. ♪ i have a pen ♪ i have an apple ♪ ♪ ♪ apple pen ♪ i watched that apple pen pineapple thing this morning. i didn't understand it. but it was a welcome moment of levity. i think this has been a heavy week. i that the i'm going to give myself two minutes to watch this funny video. i felt better. we have been covering this terrible fire. you went there on monday and

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