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called sanctuary cities. a kayak capsizes and the man is missing. crews continue to search the water. mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> for weeks we have been watching for dow 20,000. this is the morning it has happened. take a look. the dow jones well above that 20,000 mark. crossed that threshold today for the very first time. so mark this day. it was wednesday, january 25th we hit that dow 20,000. >> yes, we did. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm gasia mikaelian good. and good morning, i'm dave clark. we have been talking about your weather and how cold it feels this morning. >> it is cold. >> steve paulson is in his office. >> it is cold. at least we have a break. we have upper 20s for a few. jennifer kincaid, burr, 29 degrees in north napa. i have many reports of upper 20s near napa. and lake county.
34 at the airport but colder as you go north. brentwood, livermore is in there. 33 santa rosa. half moon bay, 39. san jose at 37. yes, it is cold. system yesterday is now into the four corners and moving rapidly. we have a weak one coming in behind it spreading in high and mid level clouds north. maybe a little bit of rain and low clouds over the bay. overall the system will give us partly to mostly cloudy north. mostly fair south. breezes are out of the north and the east. this is not a big system but maybe ukiah north for precipitation. a sunny and warmer weekend. low clouds and fog and 50s for the highs today. sal. >> 50s for the highs. >> there is fog out there. >> i see some of your tweet and facebook friends have been informing us. i thank them for that. >> there is some on the marin
side on the bridge. >> we may be able to look at that with one of our cameras. we have slow traffic on the east shore. 33 minutes is not too bad. yesterday we were at 50. 5-0 at this time. it has improved a little bit. the weather is better. we didn't have an accident like we did yesterday. things are better for your trip to the bay bridge toll plaza. when you get to the toll plaza, there is the usual delay. if you're waiting for someone and they haven't arrived yet and they drive through hey regard, the traffic is horrible. that is also applying to 238. people who get on 238 and head over to 880 will be stuck in a lot of slow traffic. now, if you're listening this and think what can i do, get on 580 somehow and go that way. that would be a better way for you to go right now or get on city roads and get on the freeway somehow after this area here because it is going to be
very slow from earlier issues. let's move over to the grade. if you're leaving the dublin area down to the fremont area. you're going to see slow traffic as a result of earlier problems. highway 37 is still shut down. we had a couple of earlier accidents there as well. it has been a grind through novato on 37 because of the closures. and this, the golden gate bridge a little bit of fog there at the hop of the marin head lands. traffic looks good. thank you in the control room for that nice-looking shot. it is 7:03. back to gasia. >> thank you, sal. back to the story we have been following about a missing kayaker. this is a live picture of coast guard station sfo. this is where the helicopter is flying out of to resume an air search for kenneth maldonado of san jose. you see the helicopter is about to take off. the friend called for help just
after 4:30 yesterday afternoon. he was rescued half an hour later on a raft floating on the fremont side of the bay. the friend said the kayak had tipped over and he left the life vest in the kayak. the search was on the water and the air. the search was suspended late last night. it is just resuming this morning. a coast guard cutter patrolled the waters overnight looking for him. we will have another live report updating the search efforts. later today, president donald trump will go to the department of homeland security and sign executive orders dealing with immigration. ktvu's allie rasmus is in our news room now. you have more details. good morning, allie. >> good morning. president trump hinted about his plans last night with a tweet that read big day on national security tomorrow. among other things, we will build the wall. the president is expected to sign an executive order correcting federal resources towards building a wall with
the u.s. southern border with mexico. >> he is doing everything that he can to direct agencies and congress to commence the work as soon as possible. >> trump is expected to sign an executive order targeting the sanctuary cities. limit their cooperation with federal immigration and custom enforcement and refuse to hold people in their jails for ice. if the people are convicted of minor crimes like traffic violations and misdemeanors. most cities will cooperate with ice if the person being held in jail is suspected of a violent crime. on the campaign trail, mr. trump threatened to revoke federal funding for those that don't cooperate. in fact california as a state has a law that limits the cooperation of local police with federal ice agents. in my next report, i will have what this means for cities and states.
if it comes down to losing federal funds, a number of cities and the state could take legal action and sue the trump administration over this. we will see what happens with this. >> thank you, allie. in the meantime dozens of restaurants around the city are declaring themselves sanctuary restaurants to protect their employees who may be in the country illegally. the pub in austin, texas is one of them. the founder says they have always had a no discrimination policy in the workplace. and the sanctuary movement is one more way they're spreading the message. >> it definitely is more about showcasing where business does the right thing by their workers and patrons. and you know, if it -- if it means we have to sign a letter that says we approve the most basic civil liberties of going out and eating dinner and not being harassed, we're going to do that. >> more than 80 restaurants have signed up nationwide. the participating restaurants put up signs in their windows
and will get training that includes how to ask immigration agents for proper identification and paperwork if there is an attempted raid. the question of the day is about the proposed wall. we want to know, do you think the plan to build a wall along the mexican border will become a reality? let us know what you think. post a comment to facebook or tweet us with #ktvu. there is mixed reaction this morning about the president's plan for the keystone xl pipeline. he signed executive orders yesterday that revive the controversial pipeline project after it was put on hold under the obama administration. president trump says job creation is a key point. t. >> we will see if we can get that pipeline built. a lot of jobs. 28,000 jobs. great construction jobs. >> part of that executive order was making sure that the steel pipes used in the project would be made in the united states. people here in the bay area who are opposed to the project are
asking california to divest any holdings in the pipeline companies. >> calpers has $50 million of those who work for the public in california invested in a pipeline that is threatening the water, the land and the tribal rights of the standing rock sioux people. >> the protest is organized for thursday in front of the federal building in san francisco. environmental groups also lashed out after the trump administration told the epa to temporarily stop issuing new press releases and stop updating blogs and stop posting on social media. reuters says that the epa was told to take down the climate change web pages so what goes out reflects the priorities of the new administration. president trump tweeted this morning he will announce his choice for supreme court thursday of next week. we're hearing that he will
choose one of these three judges. they are said to be the final contends for the high court. they were on the list of supreme court picks that he announced during his campaign. president trump also tweeted this morning a major investigation into voter fraud. the investigation he says will look at those registered to vote in more than one state. quote, those who are illegal and even those registered to vote who are dead, end quote. depending on the results, donald trump says we will strengthen up voting procedures. in recent days, president trump has once again said he lost the popular vote in the election because of illegal votes. no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found. also new this morning, a group of protesters have scaled a construction crane in washington, d.c. to demonstrate against president trump. we will bring in more live pictures showing protesters who have been up there for about the past two hours. this crane is located on the old "washington post" building. it is just blocks away from the
white house. the seven demonstrators belong to greecepeace. they unveiled a 70 by 35-foot banner. we're seeing it by the back side. with he know it reads one word. that word is resist. they have been here for two hours. we have yet to see law enforcement move in or make any real attempt to get them down. and, dave, we have seen this happen, for example, on the golden gate bridge and so often law enforcement says the number one priority is to keep people safe. protesters and officers. so we will keep monitoring this picture and we will bring in any developments once we see them. for now, the protest is two hours plus going on this morning. >> all right, gasia. the time is 7:10. big news on wall street. in case you didn't hear, the dow hit 20,000 for the first time ever. plus, putting rumors to rest, gasia. what facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is saying about reports that he will run for president. this and more in today's money business. and it's going to be a
tough one out there. although if you're planning on using the east shore freeway today, i think you might like it a lot better than yesterday. but there is one area of the east bay that is taking a beating. we will tell you more about that coming up. well, if you like cold temperatures, that's what we have this morning. we also have a little bit of fog dancing over the marin head lands and on the marin side of the golden gate bridge. pretty shot there. i can show you the world shining, shimmering, splendid
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hit 10,000? that was march 1999. it's only been 42 days since 19,000. the quickest jump for a thousand points for the dow. we will see if it can close above the 20,000 level. right now we want to give you the latest reading. there's a live look. it's up 136 points right now. 20,049. up almost three quarters of a percent. the nasdaq also in record territory. 5641. up three quarters of a percent. s&p 500 almost up to 2300. started in record territory there as well. the number of homes for sale dropped in december to the lowest level since 1999. according to the national association of realtors, lack of supply is the major reason they're down but still up 4% in the past year. if you're able to find the home of your dreams you're probably concerned about the interest rate you will pay.
bankrate.com says 49% of americans are concerned about rising rates. fed chief says that we can expect gradual increases. most likely in the next year. well, is mark zuckerberg setting up for a run for the white house? speculation started when he made new year's resolutions to tour the 30 states that he has not visited and ask the facebook board to retain control of the company if he takes a leave of absence to serve in the government. for more on that we go to lindsey vonn. >> reporter: when zuckerberg was asked by buzz feed news if he was planning to run for president, he told them no. but what he didn't say is never. so it's still a possibility. it's just not something that he is thinking about right now. it also doesn't exclude a run for governor of california or a white house cabinet position which a lot of people think could be on the table. >> all right. very interesting.
certainly something we're watching here. you see mark zuckerberg is in the bay area. well, many of us have used find my iphone. now apple wants to help you find the wireless air buds. a new feature in the app will be available soon on the ios 10.3 update. the app will pinpoint where the air pods are by using the last approximate known location when they were connect today your phone. if they are within the 30-foot bluetooth range, they're going to make a special sound. but if they are not in that range, you may be out of luck. certainly there are a lot of little tags and things that you can put on all of your things so you don't lose them and you can find them. our big story again today, dow crossing 20,000 for the first time. a lot of corporate earnings and a lot of optimism on wall street about president trump's plans to expand manufacturing in the u.s. >> he met with the heads of car makers yesterday. those stocks went up.
>> three big automakers yesterday. if it closes above 20,000, that is a big psychological mark. >> okay. thank you, pam. all right. let's talk traffic. sal, how is our commute holding up? how is it doing. >> better than yesterday. >> okay. >> we have slow traffic out there and trouble spots. let's start off with the bay bridge, which i think is much better than yesterday. you will see the traffic at the toll plaza is not bad. as a matter of fact, it is looking like a normal commute for this time of the morning. 20 to 25-minute delay before you make it on to the span. let's take a look at 880 northbound. traffic is okay here. but trying to get through the area is going to be tough. we had an earlier crash northbound 880 at marina boulevard. now, i left the i con on the map that shows you where it was. it was right here. that's gone. the sig alert has been lifted but traffic still recovering on 238 and 580. it may be tough to get through that area. a good alternate is to use 580
as you drive this way. it should be a much easier ride. for now, the traffic isn't that bad. 7:18. let's bring steve in. >> i jumped on you. apologize. did you know that fog is moving into the city? did you no that he. >> i do because i have access to the cameras. >> look at that. i saw it come over from the marin head lands and the golden gate bridge which you touched on as well. weak front moving in pushing the fog in. we also have at least a break from the rain, unless you're watching us up north. i know humboldt county. sierra snow? no. pacific northwest snow. colorado snow? no. south dakota. it is 14 to 16 inches of snow after a blizzard in the past 24 hours. we're not the only ones. old man winter said you missed me? i'm back. 40 at the beach. some 20s in the mix this
morning. lake port east hillsberg, gilroy, concord. no, not buchanan. they're always warmer. north napa, three readings of 29 degrees. 32 in fairfield. livermore is 31. 43 in the city. i know they dipped to 42. 33 santa rose. napa airport 34. even 30s on the coast. it is cold. everything has cleared out. the system we had yesterday is already on its way to albuquerque. behind that is a weak system dragging across marin county north. 32, there is another reading from napa. temps have gone up a little bit as the cloud cover comes in. 31 morgan hill. 35 soquel. 31 scott's valley. 33 santa clara. there is our one back for
truckee. 21 in reno. that's a good number. 36, 32, 30. there's the one in truckee. nine at norton. and 7 at south lake tahoe. flagstaff at 6. las vegas in the mid-30s at 35. san bernardino in there. palm springs now at 38. phoenix was 39. now they're 40 degrees. and san diego at a chilly 46. a little northerly breeze and easterly breeze coming back. there is a puff of a breeze. if it wasn't there, we would be colder. an easterly component. up north, you will deal with cloud cover and even a little bit of rain. even southern california most of the arizona area except for flagstaff is clearing out. another system on its way late wednesday and thursday. i think the result will be similar. not much in the way of rain unless you're ukiah north. okay friday and saturday. temperatures warm up to the 60s
for some. on the 1st of february, look what happens, rain returns to the picture. 53 fairfield and napa. i think 53 to 56 will cover the entire spread. then we get the break on the weekend plus warmer. you heard me. i said warmer. >> i heard you. >> and the mid-60s will feel like the 80s. >> no kidding. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:21. a close call in utah. video you have to see. a train slamming into a fedex truck. the surprising story behind what happened here and its aftermath. when we come back. i love you so much, that's why i bought
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so your favorite clothes stay your favorite clothes. downy fabric conditioner. >> the time is 7:24. you have to see this again and again. dramatic video from utah. a commuter train slammed into a fedex truck. now, the video shows that railroad crossing gates were up at the time of the crash. the flashing lights and the bells warning drivers were not on either. luckily no one was hurt here. that's hard to believe. rail authorities say the crossing arms were affected by the snow and ice. believe it or not, about a minute after the crash, the crossing arms came down. 7:24. happening today, a prayer vigil will be healed for a teenage girl who vanished from vallejo 8 months ago. she went missing on may 25th. a witness says she was crossing a bridge over interstate 780
when an armed man grabbed her. the day after that kidnapping the suspect, 19-year-old fernando castro was killed in a police shootout in santa barbara county. investigators have not been able to find the girl. the memorial will be held at 4:00 this afternoon on the same overpass where she was last seen. a family is pleading for witnesses to come forward after the killing of murphy in hayward. a candle light vigil was held formate who was killed monday night walking out of the store. somebody got out of a car and fired many shots at lamar. many people were at the scene but quickly left when people arrived. >> how would they feel if it was their child or son or daughter or brother? you know. i'm devastated that nobody wants to step forward and talk.
>> lamar's father says his son was nonviolent and not involved in gangs. he was a junior at hayward high school. his family and friends say he dreamed of going to college and wanted a career as a nurse. after several days of searching, a car was recovered from the alameda creek. questions still remain about the 18-year-old woman behind the wheel. plus -- >> reporter: this morning the coast guard put up the bell copter to continue the search for a missing kayaker who is believed to be somewhere near the dumbarton bridge. we will tell you where this search is focused and why authorities are so worried about this man's well being. we're looking at a commute that is going to be busy. now hearing of a bart delay also as you are driving on highway 4. you can see traffic is beginning to be very slow coming over the hill to concord. weak system kind of brushing about the golden gate bridge north. patchy low clouds and fog. there it is. at least it is a dry pattern. but for how long?
betting that president trump's plans to slash taxes, ramp up infrastructure spending and cut manufacturing will help the economy grow faster. the key, will the numbers hold until the close. we will answer the question later this afternoon. first we are welcoming you back to mornings on 2 this january 25th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. we're also talking about your weather. it is a chilly morning. >> it is. >> it cuts right through you. >> steve paulson is talking about it too with your forecast. >> i notice the older i get, it cuts through me more than when i was a kid. >> it does. >> it is cold, dave and gasia. we have a little bit of fog working its way around marin county and also san francisco and clouds up north. it looks like it is dissipating a little bit. a slight blanket of it. some has been reported in petaluma and santa rosa. the main message is it's been cold and a nice sunrise by the good folks of the national weather service in reno. a beautiful sunrise on the mountain tops. that is a beauty.
thank you. as the weak system is dragging across here. really it's the cold temps. in fact thomas smith on blossom hill, cold. 45 degrees. yes, many 30s in the mix. fairfield and livermore, a couple upper 20s as well. i saw some upper 30s even around the bay. the system right there has moved out rapidly. on its what i to visit albuquerque. why not. we have another little guy dragging across. mainly about san francisco north. so that will keep some clouds in the mix. 33 by the concord pavilion. another observation by livermore at 30. 32 san ramon. 35 danville. blackhawk is sleeping in. that's okay. north wind out at the napa airport. a slight off shore breeze. cloudy to the north. light rain if you're watching up to humboldt county. maybe fort bragg and ukiah north. overall quieter conditions until about february 1st. 50s on the highs today. all right, sal. what would you like to start
with. >> i want to mention a 10- minute bart delay. there is a train having difficulty leaving in the trans- bay tube. they're trying to fix that train. and get that train moving again. so there is a delay for trains leaving san francisco for the east bay right now beginning to stack up. if it lasts for longer, it will affect the trains into the city as well because the trains eventually have to turn around. let's go to the east shore freeway 80 westbound to the macarthur maze. 36-minute delay which is about normal. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see that traffic is backed up. a normal looking delay getting into the area. the east bay has been very busy. earlier problems on 880 northbound and traffic is going to be slow. a lot of people on 580. 580 coming out of castro valley and driving into san leandro has been very slow. people avoiding 280 which has been jammed from the earlier accidents. the one crash there on san
leandro freeways had kind of a chain reaction effect. 880 slow from hayward into fremont. 7:33. about being to the desk. >> thank you, sal. back to the developing story we have been reporting throughout mornings on 2. the coast guard just resumed the air search for a kayaker that disappeared in the waters off of the dumbarton bridge. alex savidge is live with an update on the search. alex. >> reporter: gasia, good morning to you. this search is focused on the waters of the bay just south of the dumbarton bridge. close to where we are this morning. the missing kayaker was last seen near the railroad trussles. look at the video reward just got into the news room. a coast guard helicopter just took off from sfo to continue searching for this missing kayaker who has been identified as 32-year-old kenneth maldonado from san jose.
he and a friend were out on the water yesterday afternoon but ran into trouble. the friend had to call 911 for help. he told authorities that maldonado's kayak had tipped over and he went on without a life vest. they found the kayak and the life vest but maldonado was nowhere to be found. the friend was pulled to shore on a raft. >> they called for help. and the coast guard was notified. and the coast guard launched a helicopter, a small boat and diverted our 87-foot patrol boat at that time. >> reporter: and that patrol boat was in the water overnight or a cutter, i should say, a coast guard cutter in the water overnight. what you're looking at here is a live look at the marina. we understand this is where the missing kayaker and the friend launched their boats yesterday afternoon. they went out on the waters
here in the south bay but ran into trouble in the afternoon. again, that kayak tipped over. kenneth maldonado went into the water. and again, rescue crews have been searching him for since. about a dozen boats from the south bay were put in the water initially to try to find maldonado. they were unsuccessful last night. the latest word we have -- we're showing you a live picture of the coast guard helicopter that just took off from sfo a short time ago. that coast guard helicopter back up in the air. and we have seen it flying around this area trying to find any sign of this missing kayaker. and, again, they have been unsuccessful so far. obviously they desperately want to find this man as soon as they possibly can. they believe he is in the cold waters of the bay, gasia, and does not have a life jacket on. >> thank you, alex. a search for an 18-year-old woman who has been missing since saturday continues today. jada jenkins car was pulled from the creek yesterday.
she was not inside. the car went into the rushing water saturday morning after a collision on that winding road. because the creek had turned into more of a river, crews couldn't get to the car safely until yesterday. the sheriff's office will continue to use all available resources when the search for her resumes today. >> we're going to bring in airplanes, helicopters, boats, family, first responders on foot, drones. >> until i find her, she is coming home. it's not that she is not. it's that she is coming home. >> investigators say they believe jenkins tried to get out of the car. they say the seat belt was unfastened and the back, front and side windows had been broken out. >> the time is 7:36. we know more about the young couple in berkeley found dead tuesday in their apartment. they don't know how the couple and two cats died. but we do know their names.
35-year-old roger morash and his wife valerie. he was a former software engineer. she was an eye researcher in san francisco. authorities say their deaths were not caused by radiation, carbon monoxide or a gas leak and there are no signs of violence. >> this is still a mystery to us. i think this is one of those cases that may come down to the coroner's report. there was nothing obvious. there's no obvious signs of how these people passed. >> now, the come's next-door neighbor told investigators in the past she had heard a generator running inside the apartment. another neighbor heard a beeping sound on monday. now she is wondering if that could have been some kind of alarm. well, san jose water -- san jose state water polo player will not face charges of sexual assault. the case came to light last september when two students
reported being sexually assaulted by a freshman on the team. the d.a.'s office investigated. now the d.a.'s office says there are some conflicting statements and a lack of corroborating evidence. so no charges will be filed. new this morning, a controversial nebraska lawmaker is resigning after he posted a derogatory comment against participants in last saturday's women's march. republican state center bill kintner had tweeted and retweeted a comment saying that the marchers were not attractive enough to be sexually assaulted. it drew immediate criticism. the legislation had scheduled a day to expel him from office. his resignation is effective at the end of the month. he had gained notoriety last year when he admitted to engaging in cyber sex with a woman on a state computer. there is some concern about san jose's new city council. four new members were sworn in yesterday. while the board is the mostet nickly diverse in years, it is
also one of the most inexperienced. eight of the 11 council members have less than two years on the job. there are three women on the council, including the new vice mayor. major issues facing the city include the effects of a donald trump and police staffing. >> there's no question that there's broad concerns on this council to protect public safety. we know we need more police officers. we're going to be able to vote on the police contract in a couple weeks. i think you will see a council that is as concerned as i am. >> the yuckest youngest council member is 32. he said public office is an awesome responsibility but approaching it with glee and humor. governor jerry brown delivered a fiery state of the state address yesterday. vowing to fight the policies of the new trump administration. one target, climate change. >> we can't fall back and give
into the blame of deniers. the science is clear. the danger is real. the climate is changing. the temperatures are rising. and so are the oceans. natural habitats everywhere are under stress. the world knows this. >> governor brown also promised to protect undocumented immigrants in california and will fight to keep the affordable care act. the governor's speech was described as defiant. we got reaction from lawmakers. >> defiance is not going to be the best way for california and, you know, the better way is to work with the president. >> our values are not for sale. the prospect of losing support from washington is not enough for us to move backwards. >> one thing governor brown said he welcomes is president trump's pledge to invest in infrastructure across the country. the time is 7:41. happening today, uber's high tech self-driving cars are coming back to san francisco. the same cars were briefly on the streets last month.
this time though uber will only be used for mapping purposes. they will be driven manually at all times. last month uber briefly tried this. they had a driver behind the wheel just in case. however, that pilot program stopped when the dmv said that uber did not get the proper permits. the time is 7:41. this is something that donald trump pledged to do throughout his presidential campaign. we're learning more about the president's plans on immigration and how he plans to build a border wall. and some major concerns about the avalanche danger in the sierra after two of them this week alone. up next, what we're finding out about a ski patrol member killed yesterday on the job. looking at a commute that is still filling in a little bit here on 80 westbound. the traffic is going to be busy on the east shore freeway heading to the maze. well, after three weeks of solid rain and i mean solid, we're finally getting a break
>> mammoth mountain is setting new record for snow. in january, the resort is already seeing 20 and a half feet of snow. that is the most ever in the town's history. the mountain has received 246 inches since the first of the month. the town has received more than 29 feet of snow since ski season began last year. squaw valley ski resort is due to reopen at 9:00 this morning, one day after a ski patroller was killed on the job. 42-year-old joe zikas was killed by an explosive that he was using for avalanche control
yesterday morning. this month's storms dumped more than 20 feet of snow at squaw valy and the area has been under an avalanche warning for the past two weeks. the president of squaw valley says that he was highly trained and had worked at the resort since 2012. >> the whole team here at squaw valley and alpine meadows is so deeply saddened profoundly saddened by this tragic loss. we're a family and this impacts everybody on our team. >> squaw valley was closed yesterday as a result of the death. zikas leaves behind a wife and infant son. cal osha is investigating the incident. the death toll went up again from last week's avalanche in italy. several other bodies were recovered from the hoe toll. at least 24 people have died. five people still unaccounted for. the recovery crews will search for victims but finding anyone
alive is not likely. there could be a criminal investigation into delays in responding to that avalanche. well, back here in the u.s., rescue crews in georgia desperately searching for a 2- year-old boy who disappeared during last week's tornado. the child's mother says he slipped away from her grasp as the storm was hitting. search crews have been looking for the child but no signs of him. 15 people across georgia were killed during the tornadoes last weekend. five more people were killed in florida and in mississippi. >> gosh. devastation. >> i know. we will turn back to sal castaneda. you've had quite a time helping people get along not only on the roads but now mass transit. >> yes. we have a train that stopped eastbound leaving san francisco in the trans-bay tube. the train is disabled. people are on it for sure. they're trying to get a way to get it g i want to mention that bart has major delays now. major delays on bart. i look at a bart train here and
it could be at a stand still because once trains are stuck, they eventually do have to stop all of the other trains until they get that one train moving again. so bart has major delays again. now, if you look at this picture eastbound 24, you see on the left there, there's usually not a backup. there is a crash eastbound 24 at 680. that means that traffic heading over to walnut creek at this time of the morning usually there isn't a crash. i mean, there isn't a slowdown. this morning, there is slow traffic. westbound 24 traffic is slow. all this time that i've been talking the bart train has not moved. that it's not bode well for the bart system. major delays. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that is backed up for 15 to 20 minutes. no major problems on the bridge. if you're driving on the nimitz freeway, southbound 880 is slow. still recovering from earlier problems on northbound 880 and 238 is very slow this morning as you drive through hayward.
7:48. let's bring steve in with today's weather. >> you're familiar with balboa high school. >> i am. >> a viewer sent me a picture of frost on the astro turf there. >> wow. >> how about that. >> out in the excelsior area. >> that is correct. victor, thank you for that. i'll post it. i'll get to it. me and my army of one. you know, sometimes twitter and facebook, it interferes with my stuff here, dave. come on now. just kidding. ng. ♪[music] ♪[music] >> thank you. and thanks for all of the photos to everybody by the way. >> wow. >> sunrise from tahoe city. i show 14 degrees. thanks to mary fuhrman. look at that. >> wow. >> look at the snow on the roofs. >> yeah. i see. >> wow. people sending me photos. incredible amounts. one to 14 degrees around south lake tahoe this morning. thank you, mary, for that. even national weather service in reno sent a similar picture. it is a cold one out there.
baby, it is cold. 31 in livermore. san rafael, 39. many 32 or 33 degree readings. brentwood at 33. we had upper 20s this morning. the low yesterday is on its way up into the four corners. this will be a major weather maker as you might imagine. brief weak system brushing about san francisco north. higher clouds, mid level clouds and low clouds as well. not much to the system. half moon bay made it to 37 earlier this morning. woodside is 32. stanford is 32. even los altos at 32. there's the 1 unin truckee. palm springs is at 38. south lake tahoe sitting at 7. single digits for truckee. incline at 12. a balmy 12.
flagstaff at 6. phoenix made it to 39. scottsdale, 37. el centro on the desert, 39 degrees. that is cold for them. and san bernardino, 36. even bishop at 11 degrees. it is cold all over the west here. a little northerly breeze and easterly breeze and high and mid level clouds. the system is washing out. any plea sip fort blahing and ukiah north. not much to the system. the system will fall apart as it gets closer. 50s on the highs today. mostly sunny to partly cloudy maybe to the north. overall we get the drier pattern i can canning in. yet temperatures are struggling here. it is cold. let's face it. the clouds to the north will kind of keep things on the chilly side. after thursday, we get a break, dave. and then the weekend looks good with warmer temps. 60s. >> i can't wait. >> it will be nice. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. the too i am is 7:51. a new report shows more than a third of working fathers would take a pay cut in order to spend more time with their kids. the study was conducted in the
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:54. this morning at 10:30 we will find out an attempt to keep the raiders in oakland. last week the raiders applied to the nfl for permission to relocate to las vegas. at least 24 of the 32 nfl teams have to approve that move. and the earliest they're expected to vote is late march when they meet in phoenix. one local group wants to block the raiders from relocating. the group says a move to vegas would hurt the local community and a proposal for a ronnie lott stadium is enough to keep the team in oakland. the news conference is at 10:30 about their plans. the spokesman for the committee will be on mornings on 2 in the 9:00. be sure to watch. super bowl 51 in houston is
just 11 days away. the new england patriots and the atlanta falcons are expected to arrive there over the weekend. the ground crews are busy getting the field ready. even painted the feel at energy stadium. it has a retractible roof and the nfl wants it open for the super bowl. >> right now we're on track. we're where away want to be at this point in time. we're continuing to push to get everything set for super bowl sunday. >> if you're looking for an oman stadium -- don't forget that you can watch the super bowl right here with us on ktvu fox 2. the patriots play the atlanta falcons and kickoff is at 3:30 pacific time. just days away from the super bowl as you know as i just said. we celebrate football and the clever tv ads and we have a preview of one that will make a
lot of people laugh. it features a roman take teenager trying to get the attention of a girl he really likes without disturbing her family. >> katie. katie. katie. katie. katie. katie. katie. katie. >> oh granny. that is very cleverment clever. you can see the commercials and the super bowl right here on ktvu. fox sports side line reporter erin andrews says she was diagnosed and treated for cervical cancer. she had procedures in october and november of last year. she found out about her diagnosis in late september while covering a game in new
york. she continued to work the side lines during her procedures against the advice of her doctors. making her case for being the toughest person on the football field. good luck, erin. time now to check in with mike and gasia. >> thank you, dave. a man missing after his kayak capsizes near the dumbarton bridge. we will take you to the scene with more on the search and rescue effort now underway. a big protest happening right now in washington, d.c. and right near the white house. the reason that protesters have climbed the crane and they're refusing to come down. we have pretty slow commute in some areas. but not as bad as yesterday. highway 4 is still behind schedule here coming up and over the hill to concord. mostly sunny but-y fog out there. we will see about the temps coming up. ?q
>> some executive orders from president donald trump expected today on the topic of immigration. what the president says he is planning to do and what it could mean for some of the sanctuary cities in the bay area. the coast guard chopper is up and the search underway after a man goes missing after his kayak capsizes near the dumbarton bridge. what we're now learning about the victim. mornings on 2 continues now. w. >> this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and a live look out from san francisco toward the marin head lands there and the golden gate bridge on this beautiful wednesday morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is january 25th. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm gasia mikaelian.
let's go ahead and get you out the door. before you leave, steve, i think you're with me, bring a puffy coat and a hat. it is chilly out there. >> upper 20sand some 30s and fog in the mix there. temperatures, well, they will rebound. but not that much. 50s. the system is out of the picture. another weak one coming in behind it. you can see it falling apart. but it is dragging across low clouds and high clouds mainly north of san francisco. it is still there. mostly cloudy partly cloudy to the north. areas of fog as well. position for many. 30s and 40s right at freezing for some. stanford at 32 degrees. woodside, menlo park, 33. 3 up in truckee. they made it to 1 degree. lake tahoe is in the single digits. there was 5 to 10 degree readings. 38 las vegas. warming up on the desert here. overall we're looking for easterly breeze, northerly
breeze and highs in the 50s today, sal. so bundle up. >> it doesn't look too bad. >> not too bad. it is dry. >> it is dry. and the commute is a little better than yesterday. i do want to update you on the bart delays. the train stuck in the tube has been moved out. the system is experiencing system wide delays trying to catch up. trains are moving again. i wanted to put 24 in lay fay -- lafayette on the screen. there was an accident outside of camera shot there. they're clearing it but traffic will be busy. this is not typical commute traffic on 24. you see how slow it is moving over to the walnut creek interchange. the accident is just out of camera view but it is definitely there. as you can see traffic on westbound 24 is moderate as well. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for a 15 to 20- minute delay. no major issues as you drive through. the traffic continues to be pretty slow as you drive into
the area. i do want to mention the east bay commute is going to be busy on 880. we had earlier issues to blame. and 580 is backed up out of castro valley. completely filled in all the way over to the oakland lake shore area. at 8:03, let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we begin with the developing story we have been following throughout the morning. the search has resouped for a missing kayaker who disappeared yesterday afternoon in the bay off of the dumbarton bridge. 32-year-old kenneth maldonado of san jose has presumably been in the water now for 15 and a half hours since his kayak was seen tipping over. he and a friend went out on the bay when they suddenly ran into trouble. his friend called for help just after 4:30 yesterday afternoon. he was rescued about 30 minutes later on a raft floating on the fremont side of the bridge. the friend says that maldonado's kayak had capsized and he had left his life vest in the kayak. just about an hour ago right here on mornings on 2, we
showed you live chopper taking off from coast guard air station san francisco out at the airport. search crews have been looking for maldonado from the air and as well as on the water. a coast guard cutter had been searches for him throughout the night. coming up at 8:30 we will have an update on the search. president donald trump will be at the department of homeland security later today to sign executive orders on the issue of immigration. allie rasmus is live in the news room to explain. allie. >> gasia, it was one of the promises that president trump made on the campaign trail and now he's going to take action on it. today he is expected to issue an executive order directing federal resources to build a wall on the u.s. and southern border with mexico. trump is expected to make the announcement during a visit to the department of homeland security. that order will include a mandate to increase staff at customs and border protections by 5,000 workers. now another campaign promise of the president's was to target
so-called sanctuary cities. the term usually refers to cities that limit their cooperation with immigration and customs enforcement and refuse to hold them in jail for ice for traffic violations and misdemeanors. several cities in the bay area have a policy. oakland, san jose, san francisco among them. mr. trump threatened to revoke federal funding for cities that don't cooperate with ice on the campaign trail. a legal expert i spoke to says cutting off federal funds is not azymous it sounds. there were congressal and potential legal hurdles to doing that. funding aside there, are other ways that the federal government could target cities that don't cooperate with ice. >> it's possible that he would ask ice to step up enforcement in san francisco. to do investigation of businesses that ice thinks hires undocumented immigrants. or to go to neighborhoods that -- that they suspect there's
undocumented immigrants. >> now, california also has a statewide law in place called the trust act that limits the amount of cooperation that law enforcement agencies can have with federal agents from ice. the bottom line, we don't know how this will play out or how this executive order will affect bay area cities in the state and we won't know until president trump provides more details on the plans. >> thank you, allie. dozens of restaurants around the country are declaring themselves sanctuary restaurants. among them is the black star co- op brew pickup in austin, texas. they have always had a no discrimination policy in the workplace and the sanctuary restaurant movement is one more way they're spreading that message. >> it's definitely more about showcasing where business do the right thing by the workers and patrons. and, you know, if it comes -- if it means we have to sign a letter that says we approve the most basic civil liberties of
going out and eating dinner and not being harassed, we're going to do that. >> more than 80 restaurants have signed up nationwide. the participating restaurants put signs in their windows and receive training that includes how to ask immigration agents for proper paperwork if there is an attempted raid. all of this leads to the question of the day. it is about president trump's proposed wall along the mexican border. do you think the plan to build a wall along the mexican border will become a reality? let us know what you think. post a comment to facebook or tweet us using #ktvu. mixed reactions this morning about the president's plan to fast track two controversial oil pipeline projects. yesterday president trauma signed executive orders that resupervise the pipeline projects put on hold by the obama administration. according to the president the key point is creating jobs. >> we will see if we can get that pipeline built. a lot of jobs.
28,000 jobs. great construction jobs. >> part of that executive order was making sure that the steel pipes used in the project would be made right here in the united states. people here in the bay area who are opposed to the projects are asking california to divest any holdings in the pipeline companies. >> calpers has more than $50 million of the money of those of us who work for the public in california invested in a pipeline that is threatening the water, the land, and the tribal rights of the standing rock sioux people. >> a protest against the pipeline project is being organized for tomorrow in front of the federal building in san francisco. environmental groups were anger when the epa was told to stop issuing new press releases and posting on social media. the epa was also ordered to take down the climate change web pages to make sure what goes out reflects the priorities of the new
administration. new this morning, president trump tweeted just this morning that he will announce his choice for the next supreme court justice thursday of next week. we're hearing the president will choose one of these three judges on the federal appeals court. william pryor, kneel and thomas are the final contenders for the high court. they were on the list of supreme court picks that donald trump announced during his campaign. president trump also tweeted this morning that he is ordering a major investigation into voting fraud. the investigation he says will look at those registered to vote in more than one state. quote, those who are illegal and even those registered to vote who are dead, end quote. depending on the results, trump says we will strengthen up voting procedures. in recent days, president trump has once again said that he lost the popular vote in the election because of illegal votes. no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found. also new this morning, a group of protesters have scaled
a construction crane in washington, d.c. to demonstrate against president trump. the protesters have been up there for the past three hours. the 7 demonstrators belong to greenpeace. this is footage of them unfurling a 70 by 35-foot banner that read resist. the crane is located on the old "washington post" building and just blocks from the white house. there is an uproar on twitter surrounding this weekend's women's march. in 30 minutes, the harsh words about the protesters from one nebraska state senator. a 16-year-old boy shot and killed as he was walking home in hayward. up next, what happened right after the shooting that now has the family pleading for witnesses to come forward. slow traffic still existing on many commutes. in fact, some of these commutes are getting a little bit worse. this is highway 24 westbound. we will take a look at this and some of the others when we come back. well, our rainy pattern
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high school on may 25th. a witness says she was crossing a bridge over interstate 780 when an armed man grabbed her. the day after the kidnapping suspect fernando castro was killed in a police shootout in santa barbara county. the girl has not been found. the memorial will be held at 4:00 this afternoon on the overpass where she was last seen. an east bay family is pleading for witnesses to come forward after the deadly shooting of lamar murphy in hayward. a candle light vigil was held for murphy who was killed monday night as he walked home from a store. his father says he was told that someone got out of a vehicle and fired several shots at lamar and escaped in the vehicle driven by another person. he says there were a lot of people at the scene but they quickly left when police arrived. arrived. >> how would they feel it was their child? how would they feel if it was their son or daughter or brother? you know. i'm devastated that nobody wants to step forward and talk.
>> lamar's father says his son was not violent, nonconfrontational and not involved with gangs. he was a junior at hayward high school. he dreamed of going to college and that he wanted a career as a nurse. happening today, in just 45 minutes, uc regents will open a meeting, approving a new budget one that includes a tuition hike. it woe go up $280. out of state students would pay an extra $1,300 or more. service fees would increase as well. the board of regents is also expected to examine how the trump administration will affect uc schools. there is a mixed message caming from the golden gate bridge district about the number of people using the services. the ferry system reports ferry and bus rider ship in marin
county dropped slightly last year according to the marine independent journaling. at the same time the it reports that the number of people using the bridge increased. ferry and bus service slipped because it appears that more people are working from home and credits the goody economy for an increasing number of people driving across the bridge. let's check in with sal castaneda on the commute. it is a year ago that we took the 9:00 hour on the road to super bowl city. i took the ferry every day for the first time as a commuter. >> did you like it. >> i loved it. >> gasia and i took bart every day. >> from oakland to san francisco and it was not enjoyable. >> remember, gasia, we saw the same friend every day because people take the same trains. i want to mention bart right now. bart is recovering after earlier delays. they had a train stuck in the trans-bay true. they moved it. they were put on another train. the train was taken out of service but delays persist on the system. in case you're timing the
trains, some people do and they're behind schedule this morning. highway 4 westbound you can see westbound highway 4 is goods to be improving a little bit as you drive through pittsburg and bay point. a little bit of slow traffic on southbound 680. also the morning commute on eastbound 24 a little slow approaching the 680 interchange. east bay commute is pretty slow. 580 has been slow up to the area there. bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for a 15 to 20-minute delay. it's 8:17. let's bring in steve for the forecast. >> we get a break from all of the rain that lasted a long time and incredible totals. now the pictures from the snow are coming in as well. and they are one to take a second look at. our cabin by sierra in tahoe is buried. great year to buy a snow blower. i'll say. many and many reports coming up and down from the mountains. the water equivalent is 200% of
normal. i watch your weather report every morning. thank you, john. i have learned quite a bit about climatology. >> that's right. i try to educate you when it's appropriate. 30s on the temps. 40s for some. upper 20s for some. lake county. a few around. but we're bouncing off of the record -- not record lows but the cold upper 20s and 30s. system rotating all the way down to four corners. a weak system brushing us. not a big deal. it has increased low clouds from marin county up to petaluma. not a lot to the system but enough there to keep some cloud going, especially north of the golden gate bridge. santa cruz at 39. a lot of 30s they're. santa clara, 34. scott's valley 31. 3 in truckee. numerous single digits around lake tahoe. truckee made it to 1 degrees. sacramento, 34. the breezes decide today kick in here. oakland and hayward showing
that. there is a puff of a breeze. if it wasn't there, we would be even colder. it is cold with the breeze in there. you can see maybe light rain possible about ukiah, maybe fort bragg northward. sneaking into parts of maybe northern lake county. there's a little bit there and another system on wednesday night and into thursday right there. then we will get a break into the weekend. next sign of rain will be february 1st. but until then, the nights are a little cold. the days will be slightly warmer. we have to wait until the weekend before you notice it. 50s on the temps here. we have good news. that is drier weather is now going to be with us until the end of the month. and the weekend looks good with 60s -- 60 degree temps. >> off to the beach we go. >> there you go. >> a close call in utah. next, dramatic video to show you of a train slamming into a fedex truck and the surprising fact as a result of the accident.
>> for years we've been saying we need the rain. but the winter storms we've had have also caused millions of dollars in damage. the state office of emergency services will have a preliminary total in a few weeks. in the meantime governor brown has declared a state of emergency in 50 of california's 58 counties including the entire bay area in order to seek federal relief funds. east bay mud has declared its own emergency. the agency spent half a million dollars to shore up an area
where a landslide hit the aqua duct two weeks ago. >> we just want to make sure that it doesn't get any closer to the aqua duct and compromise it. it was a proactive response, a quick response to make sure that it is secure. >> the state says when damage figures are counted, the cost will likely be in the tens of millions of dollars. dramatic video to share that has been released by utah police. you see a commuter train slamming into a fedex truck. the video shows the railroad crossing gates were up at the time of the accident. the flashing lights and bells to warn drivers were not activated at the time either. as dramatic as the video is to see, it is important to know that no one as seriously hurt in the accident. the crossing arms were affected by snow and ice from the recent storms. as we let the video roll, we know a minute avenue the crash, the crossing arms come down. new this morning, at least
eight people are dead after an attack at a hotel in somalia. it started with a suicide car bomb going off outside of the hotel. dozens of people including lawmakers were believed to be staying at the hotel. survivors say extremist fighters actually posed as rescue teams and encouraged people to come out of hiding after the blast. witnesses say the fighters killed those people at the hotel. the head of the catholic order resigned yesterday over a disagreement with pope francis. it has to do with a top official involved in a condom scandal. he refuse today cooperate with the orders grand chancellor. it was revealed last year that the charity branch gave out free condoms to the poor under his jurisdiction, festing cited that the knight status and refused to cooperate. the pope has opposed the use of
condoms except in cases where it can't prevent the spread of disease. arnold schwarzenegger attended today at the vatican. they listened from the front row as the pope blessed the audience. the vatican said the visit was not organized. he greeted schwarzenegger afterwards and talked about the fight against climate change which they both share a common interest. usain bolt has been stripped of one of the nine olympic medals because of a doping investigation. this involves carter. he tested positive for a banned stimulant in a reanalysis of samples from the 2008 beijing olympics. they were teammates on the relay team. all four jamaican sprinters are disqualified. carter can appeal the decision. people sharing political opinions on facebook are creating a backlash. some users are unfriending
people who post opposing political views. facebook says during the 2016 run for the white house, 136 million people in the u.s. generated 10 billion likes, posts, comments and shares about the candidates and the issues. last friday, 60 million facebook users posted 208 million likes, comments and shares about the inauguration of president donald trump. one santa clara university psychology professor says that users are unfollowing or unfriending people because of their political leanings. >> they just can't handle or want to see sort of the other side. and so they said, well, i'm going to defriend that person or something like that. >> the professor also says it is good for social media users to read other opinions. even if you don't agree with it, it's good to know where the other side is coming from. the time is 8:26. after days of searching a missing woman's car was recovered from the alameda creek.
questions remain about the 18- year-old woman behind the wheel. plus -- >> plus a major search goes on this morning for a kayaker whose kayak capsized last night in the waters of the bay near the dumbarton bridge. authorities are continuing to search for that man. coming up here we will hear from the first responders who were involved in the search last night. still quite a commute in the east bay. it is crowded. not as bad as yesterday. but things are improving a little bit here on highway 4. well, finally a break from all of the rain. we need it. everybody needs it. dig out in the mountains. we can dry out here. but for how long? we will take a look and see what is in store for the next couple of days.
>> take a look at the numbers. you have never seen them before. the dow jones industrial has crossed the 20,000 mark this morning. for the first time in trading history. just the latest milestone in a record setting drive for the stock market. as we continue to see green throughout the session. mike, the big question is will we close above dow 20,000? we will answer that on the noon newscast. >> we see to be in a buy high sort of market here. people are making money. let's check in with steve paulson. talking about high numbers. we have low numbers when it comes to weather. >> are you buying today? the market keeps zooming up. buy, buy, buy. mike is right, gasia, it is a cold one. bouncing off some of these morning lowe's. it is shaping up to a nice day finally. pamela brown says nice job, mr. paulson. is my dad here? sun is shining with only a
small need of a warm coat. it's going to be a good day. yes, it is. areas of fog. 30s on the temps. 30sand 40s. we are slowly warming up. really we will have to wait until the weekend to get upper 50s and low 60s in there. we have a couple week systems brushing us. one mainly north of san francisco. not a lot here. just a little bit of rain. ukiah north. we had 30s. paint rays. kelseyville was 29. mill valley was 36. now 40. fog in stab pablo bay and petaluma as well. there is a breeze out of the south, southeast and the east. napa airport shows a north breeze. up towards crescent city and arcade a, a little bit of rain there. for us, mostly sunny. at least the strong systems are out of the picture for now. it looks like rain returns on february 1st. sal.
>> okay. >> but the weekend will be good. 60s. do you believe that? >> i'll believe it when i see it. but i do believe you. >> thank you, sir. i believe you too. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the morning commute in the south bay. it has been slow on 280 northbound getting up to highway 17. we have seen slow traffic this morning on 85 and 280. as we look at some of the other commutes, for example, the south bay commute on the maps, you see a lot of slow traffic. on the peninsula, moderate. dumbarton bridge will be busy. it is a normal commute. everybody seems to be back at work and back at school. southbound 880 from hayward to union city is still slow. a lot of slow traffic trying to get into oakland. part of the early problems had something to do with this. everybody is on the road. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. that is improving a little bit. about 15 to 20 minutes at the pay gates. at 8:33, let's go back to the
desk. >> thank you, sal. the search for a missing kayaker around the dumbarton bridge. he has not been seen for 16 hours. alex savidge has been covering this story for us all morning long and joins us live with the update. alex. >> reporter: good morning to you. after the kayaker went missing last night, a number of different agencies responded with rescue boats trying to find him. one of those boats was this air boat that belongs to the menlo park fire department. they actually found the kayaker's friend in the water last night. but the search goes on for the missing man who was in that kayak that capsized. let me show you video from this morning. this search is focused in the waters just south of the dumbarton bridge. the coast guard put its chopper up first thing this morning at first light to continue the search. a coast guard cutter also remained in the water during the overnight hours. everyone searching for this man who has been identified as 32- year-old kenneth maldonado from san jose. he he and a friend were out on the water last night, in the
afternoon, i should say, around 4:30 the friend called up for help because maldonado's kayak had tipped over and he had gone in the water and did not have a life vest on. eventually rescue crews moved in and found the friend on a raft. and he was brought ashore. i want to bring in captain jeff schriever with the menlo park fire department. you were part of the team that went out last night and responded to the call. you found the missing kayaker's friend in the water. tell me what happened last night. >> so we got the response here out of the station to respond south of the dumbarton bridge for a kayak that had dumped over and one person in the water and another person in another boat. so we responded out of here. launched out of cooley landing and went across to the fremont side of the bridge. and we noticed a helicopter circling in the middle of the bay from where we were. we immediately responded to where they were circling and found two boats and one person clinging to the boat. >> all right. so you found the friend.
he is in this raft. and he essentially says that his buddy went into the water. he doesn't -- and never resurfaced essentially. >> that's true. that's true. his attention was focused somewhere else. when he turned back around, his friend who was in the kayak, canoe, the boat had turned over. it was full of water and he was nowhere to be found. >> obviously you need to -- he's been in the water overnight. there's -- as a first responder, you have a great deal of concern i know about his well being, being in the cold waters of the bay for that long. >> absolutely. it is cold water, cold air. it is really bad environment to be out there right now. >> talk to me about -- you guys were out there in a hurry i know last night with this air boat. this is important because you can get to a lot of spots in the marsh land area that a normal boat can't get to. right. >> that's true. we've had an air boat. this is our second one in menlo
park since 1992. it's a great resource because we can get into the shallow waters or areas where there is absolutely no water. we can launch it in a park, drive it across the lawn and into the water. it makes for a great tool at the south of the end where most of the time it is mud out there. >> captain jeff schriever kind enough to take time with the menlo park fire department. you may be putting the boat back in the water potentially to join the search today if you get the call. >> i believe so, yes. >> all right. there you go. so the search goes on. a number of different agencies involved here. this is all being headed up by the coast guard though. they are continuing to search for this missing kayaker. again, last seen just south of the dumbarton bridge. closer to the fremont side of the dumbarton bridge. and they will be searching here throughout the morning. >> alex and the captain, thank you very much. the search for an 18-year- old woman missing since saturday is expected to continue today. the car was pulled from alameda creek yesterday but she was not
inside. the car went into the rushing water after a collision on the windy road. because the creek had turned into more of a river, crews could not safely get to the car until yesterday. the sheriff's office will continue to use all available resources in today's search. >> we're going to bring in airplanes, helicopters, boats, family, first responders on foot, drones. >> until i find her, she is coming home. it's not that she is not. it's that she is coming home. >> investigators say they believe the driver tried to get out of the car. they say the seat belt was unfastened and the back, front and side windows had all been broken out. we're now learning more about the young berkeley couple found dead in their apartment on tuesday. officials say they still don't know what caused couple and their two cats to die. we have the couple's names this morning. police have identified them as
roger morash and his 32-year- old wife valerie. he was a video game producer and former software engineer. she was an eye researcher in san francisco. the deaths were not caused by radiation, carbon monoxide or a gas leak. police say there are no signs of violence. >> this is still a mystery to us. i think this is one of those cases that may come down to the coroner's report. there was nothing obvious. there is no obvious signs of how these people passed. >> the couple's next-door neighbor told investigators in the past she had heard a generator operating inside of the apartment. another neighbor says she heard a beeping sound on monday and is now wondering if that could have been some kind of alarm. to the south bay where a san jose state water polo player will not face sexual assault charges. the case came to light when two students reported being sexually assaulted by a freshman on the team. the complaints came after an off campus party. the santa clara county d.a.'s
office investigated the charges. now the d.a.'s office says there are, quote, conflicting statements and a lack of corroborating evidence so it will not press charges. new this morning, a controversial nebraska lawmaker is resigning after he posted a derogatory comment against participants in last saturday's women's marchs. bill kentner had tweeted and retweeted a comment saying that the marchers were not attractive enough to be assaulted. it drew immediate criticism. there was a session scheduled today to expel him from office. he had gained notoriety last year when he admitted to engaging in cyber sex with a woman on a state computer. governor jerry brown delivered a fiery state of the state address yesterday vows to fight the policies of the new trump administration. one target, climate change. >> we can't fall back and give into the climate deniers. the science is clear. the danger is real.
the climate is changing. the temperatures are rising. and so are the oceans. natural habitats everywhere are under stress. the world knows this. >> governor brown also promised to protect undocumented immigrants in california and will fight to keep the affordable care act. some lawmakers say the governor's speech was very defiant. >> defiance is not the best way for california. the better way is to work with the president. >> the prospect of losing support from washington is not enough for us to move backwards. >> one thing that governor brown does welcome is president trump's pledge to invest 1 trillion dollars in infrastructure improvements across the country. despite all of the rain, california will not yet lift emergency conservation measures enforced during the drought. they will wait until february 7th whether or not to extend the measures. they require local water districts to implement water
rules and provide monthly reports on water usage and show they have a three-year water supply. january is typically the wettest month of the year and the water board is concerned if restrictions are lifted and future months are dry, california will have to scramble to have enough water. the attempt to keep the raiders in oakland will continue. the raider allied to relocate to las vegas. it would require approval from 24 of the 32 teams. the earliest they will vote is late march when they meet in phoenix. one local group known as the oakland coliseum legal impact commit is he looking for ways to block them there relocating. a move to vegas who hurt the community and a proposal for a ronnie lott stadium is sufficient enough to keep the team in oakland. there will be a news conference at 10:30 about the plans moving forward. but the spokesperson will be on the 9 coming up in just about an hour. major concerns about the
avalanche danger in the sierra after this week alone. up next, what we're learning about a ski patrol member killed on the job yesterday. y. still slow in many areas. as a matter of fact, some commutes are still slowing like it was 7:00 in the morning. however, with all of that said, it is a much better commute today than yesterday. well, for once we have seen more sun than clouds. it looks like a decent day. more clouds to the north. at least no rain yet. we will see what is in store for the next couple days. ?q
>> parts of the midwest are covered in snow this morning from a slow moving winter storm. the national weather service have posted warnings from nebraska to ohio. up to a foot in iowa. schools are closed and motorists are advised about poor visibility and slick roadways. the storm is pounding south dakota where new snow is expected today. in addition, folks are also dealing with strong gusty winds. squaw valley ski resort will reopen at 9:00 this morning. one day after a ski patroller was killed on the job. authorities say 42-year-old
zikas was killed by an explosive that he was using for avalanche control. the area has been under an avalanche warning for two weeks. the president of squaw valley says that he was highly trained and had worked at the resort since 2012. >> the whole team here at squaw valley and alpine meadows is so deeply saddened, profoundly saddened by this tragic loss. we're a family. and this impacts everybody on our team. >> squaw valley was closed as a result of the death. he leaves behind a wife and son. cal osha is now investigating the incident. the death toll from last wednesday's italian avalanche continues to climb this morning. self more bodies were recovered from the hotel that was demolished by the avalanche. five people are still unaccounted for. recovery crews will continue the search but admit finding them alive is not likely. the death toll does not include the six people who died in a
helicopter crash during an attempt to rescue an injured skier yesterday. back in the united states, rescue crews in georgia desperately searching for a 2- year-old boy who disappearedberg a tornado last weekend. the mother says he slipped away from her grasp as the storm hit. so far there is no signs of the little boy. 15 people across georgia were killed by the tornadoes. five more people were killed in florida and mississippi. back to sal castaneda we go and a check of that wednesday morning commute. hey, sal. >> all right, mike, gasia, right now we have traffic that is unwinding. so if you're going to get on the road, you will still see slow traffic. this is a look now at the bay bridge. you can see some improvements. if you're trying to get into san francisco, it wouldn't be that bad for you driving into the city. we're also looking at a commute here where traffic on the san mateo bridge looks okay heading out to the highrise. still very busy in the east bay. i think some of the issues that we had earlier never really quite recovered.
it kind of blended in with the morning commute. for example, 880 northbound you will see slow traffic right from 238 heading up north as is normally the case. 580 is slow out of san leandro into oakland. at 8:48, let's go back to steve in the weather center. >> thank you, sal. a few upper 20s this morning. areas of fog and a lot of 20s. at least it is drier pattern that will take us into the weekend. you can see the fog stretching over marin, san pablo bay and san francisco. petaluma up to santa rosa as well. we are very slowly recovering here. 30s, 40s still for some. cold but dry. we will get a break here the next couple of days. even as the low takes a turn over into the four corners. there's another system just brushing us to the north. that is giving high and mid level clouds. not a lot. 39 martinez. 36 brentwood. still 30s for many including san ramon at 34. 39 at lafayette.
so there is a little puff of a little atmosphere stirring up here oust the north. if it wasn't that, we would be colder. the cloud cover will keep the temperatures in check. this is a weak system. not a lot to it. high pressure will win out. late wednesday and thursday, then we have good news and the good news is actually we will see more sun and some warmer temps. that will take us into the weekend with some upper 50s giving away to 60s and maybe even mid-60s sunday and monday. but by next wednesday, which will be february 1st, it looks like rain returns. >> okay. what a january it's been. >> no kid. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> it appears that dads spending all day at the office and too exhaust today play are or not the way out. a survey asks working fathers what they would be willing to give up to spend more time with their children. the dow crosses 20,000 for the first time.
>> right off the bat, the dow crossed 20,000 for the first time. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also started the day in record territory. checking in on the numbers, there is a live look. the dow up 129 points. seems to be holding it. we will see if it can slow above the 20,000 mark. that is a different story than just crossing it. up three quarters of a percent. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are up
half a percent. certainly the -- a lot of businesses optimistic about president trump's policies about bringing manufacturing and jobs and industry and infrastructure back to the u.s. wall street is responding favorably to that. the number of homes for sale dropped in december to the lowest level since 1999. according to the national association of realtors, lack of supply is a major reason that prices are down. still up 4% in the past year. if you can find the home of your dreams, you are probably concerned about the interest rate that you will pay. bankrate.com finds 49% of americans are concerned about rising rates. we can expect gradual increases in the next year. despite rumors, mark zuckerberg, the founder of facebook, is not running for president. speculation started after his new year's resolution to tour the 30 states he has not yet visited. then he asked the facebook board to allow him to retain control of the company even if
he takes leave of absence to serve in the government or political office. but zuckerberg has not given any specifics on his political aspirations. a new report shows more than a third of working dads would take a pay cut to spend more time with their children. the study comes out of the u.k. and shows 38% of fathers would not mind a reduction in their salary if it meant better work and life balance to spend more time with their families. and nearly half of the dads surveyed said they would like a less stressful job. a lot of them saying that the balance of work and family, like women have been asking for for years. >> yes. >> makes for a less stressful work life. and life in general. >> yeah. >> very interesting that they're willing to take less money. >> less stress in the house. usually a better family life. on a personal note. >> thank you, pam. >> thank you, pam. uber's self-driving cars are back but with a different purpose.
>> happening today, uber's self- driving cars are coming back to san francisco. this time uber says they will only be used for mapping purposes. and will be driven manually at all times. last month uber briefly tried this with a driver behind the wheel just in case. however that pilot program stopped when the dmv said uber did not get the proper permits. fox sports side line reporter erin andrews revealed she was diagnosed with and treated for cervical cancer. she learned of her diagnosis in late september while covering a game in new york. andrews continued to work the nfl sidelines during the
procedures. super bowl 51 is 11 days away. the patriots and falcons are expected to arrive over the weekend. ground crews are getting the field ready. they painted the field at nrg stadium. it has a retractible roof but the nfl wants it open for the super bowl. >> we're right on track and right where we want to be at this point in time and we're continuing to push everything ready and set for super bowl sunday. >> if you're looking for an oman, nrg stadium used to be called reliance who hosted the super bowl when the patriots beat the panthers 32-29. catch the super bowl right here on ktvu fox 2. the patriots look to win another nfl title as they face the atlanta falcons. kickoff is february 5th at 3:30 pacific time. and the golden state warriors will play the hornets tonight in charlotte. and since they were off last night, warriors star steph curry visited the high school that he attended and graduated from as they retired his
jersey, number 20. congratulations there. steph's father played in charlotte for the hornets. >> and a coalition of groups and community members come together to try to keep the raiders in oakland. plus, our celebration of oakland restaurant week continues with the first produce only menu. >> welcome to the 9. i have two working dads with me. a lot of dads would be willing to give up some of the paycheck if it meant less work and time at the office. kind of be more fresh and willing to play when they get home. >> i would take a pay cut in it meant