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the a's scored six times in the 8th inning, but it was not enough. the a's begin a weekend series tonight against the white sox in chicago. pride 2017 is here and he can tell you that the city of san francisco is already preparing for it. and it happened again, thieves targeting a bay area costco store. the latest on the smash and grab robbery ahead on mornings on 2. >> this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> it is friday, june 23rd. i'm allie rasmus in for gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. thank you for joining us. let's go to steve paulson. i ducked outside to get some of the cloud cover and fog outside of our door. >> it's arrived, dave. >> it feels good. >> yes. it has arrived and there is a good fog bank out there. a couple days ago we had fog and cooler temps. the fog is here to stay. plenty of fog on russian hill.
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no sign of the bay bridge this morning. and so nice and cool in ronard park. i have to say that my pumpkin plants tripled in size this week. your toe mow toe plants have probably been happy as well. there is always a positive. i thank you for that. that is probably true. i'm sure vegetables loved the heat. went bonkers. the fog is going bonkers. it will be with us today and tomorrow. a of tomorrow everybody gets in on it as everything falls in place for a cooler pattern. still hot today for some. we're not warming up, we're cooling off. there were 108 and 190 up in luck county and -- lake county and mendocino county. and low 100s in east san jose yesterday. 55 santa cruz.
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61 san jose state meteorology department. there are some locations down 20 degrees compared to this time yesterday. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. more of a cooldown for the weekend. 7:02. so you said friday medium. is that still about right? >> yeah. and it's not as, you know -- today is not as busy as it would be let's say on a tuesday but we still have busy traffic. >> sal. >> yes, sir. >> that was nice of bill. he sent in his request. >> he watches all the time. not only does he watch. we talk sports all the time. he has been on my sports pod cast, as you know. >> right. >> he talked a lot about mornings on 2. he likes the show. >> that is nice. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at 280 san jose. 280 getting up to highway 17. you will see the traffic is moving along well up to highway 17. there have been no major problems driving through. the traffic continues to look good if you are driving on the rest of the south bay commute.
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a little bit of slowing on 101, on 280 near 17, and on 85 near 17. but for the most part if you drive this every day, you will notice it is lighter than usual. 880, the same thing. you will notice slow traffic between hayward and union city but the volume is not there. dumbarton bridge traffic is light. today is a lighter than usual friday on 80 westbound as well. this is a look at the san mateo bridge. looking okay heading out to the highrise. 880 oakland also looks good. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see that the traffic is backing up a little bit. it is backed up for 10 to 12 minutes. back to the desk. >> thank you,. a million people are expected to celebrate pride weekend this weekend. with the attacks overseas, security here is a big concern. christien kafton is in san francisco's castro district. you have been out there since early this morning. talk more about the
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preparations out there. >> reporter: yeah. the castro is the epicenter of the celebrations this weekend. members of the lgbt community say pride is a time to celebrate who they are and how far they have come. >> i have been in the city for 20 years. came from atlanta. i felt the most impactful thing about moving here for me and being gay was to be able to see a guy -- two guys or two women walk down the street and hold hands any day of the week at any time. >> reporter: we watched this morning as the city crews were preparing for the pride celebrations. barricades for the parade and other activities. san francisco is working on security issues that may face the lgbt community as they celebrate pride this year. all time off has been canceled to make sure that there are as many officers out on the streets as possible. they will be working together as a team to make sure that pride is as safe and fun as
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possible for those who attend. >> we will be doing screening again like we did last year. we want to remind everybody we will do bag checks. there will be items not allowed into the celebration site. >> we will be utilizing all sorts of resources that the city has, whether it's cameras, whether it's people spotting from different vantage points in the city. >> reporter: activities will be getting underway this morning. a little later on, we will head over to city hall as couples will be getting married to remember pride 2017. there will be a lot of activities out there. back to the live shot you can see harvey milk iconic in the castro area. just about half a block down, clear lie a lot of memory for him this morning and a lot of celebration going on in san francisco this weekend. >> all right, christien kafton. as he just told you, san
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francisco is inviting same-sex couples to get married to celebrate pride. the county clerk says more appointments are being made available for those who want to get married today. walk-ins will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. here is a look at the pride events. the installation of the pink triangle on twin peaks is 7:00 tomorrow morning. the celebration at civic center plaza begins at noon tomorrow. the parade starts sunday morning 10:30 on market street. >> as pride weekend is about to start, california is banning nonessential travel to four more states that have laws that discriminate because of the sexual orientation. the states have been add today a list that already include north carolina, kansas, mississippi. there are exceptions to the rule for law enforcement and to honor existing contracts. fresno state has asked a ruling
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from the state whether it can travel to the university of alabama for a football game this fall. the time is 7:07. a 17-year-old girl died last night. she fell off a cliff in san francisco. it happened in the lands end area near china beach and the legion of honor. the teenage girl was with her friends when she slipped and fell at least 50 feet down on to rocks. the rescue teams out there raced to bring her body out of the water and to an ambulance. >> she had multiple injuries and fractures. she was barely breathing when we got to her. she made it all the way down -- she fell all the way down to the water. >> because of the rising tide out there, the rescue teams had problems getting to her. reportedly they pronounced her dead in the ambulance. the state's power grid is under pressure because of the recent heat wave. in the bay area along, pg&e says 100,000 customers lost
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power this week. the power grids need to cool off which usually happens in the evening but not in this heat. >> it has been from distribution transformer outages. those are the cylinder looking pieces of equipment on top of power poles. >> new transformers are lined up in fremont at pg&e's distribution center. because of cooler temperatures from the fog, we didn't see any record demand for power yesterday. pg&e says customers may have conserved more energy. animals are also in danger because of the heat. in santa clara county, precautions are being made to make animals and their owners indoors. in fact today pets are allowed during business hours at county libraries in gilroy, morgan hill, saratoga, cupertino, los altos, campbell and milpitas. also horse racing will resume today at the alameda county fair. opening day was scheduled for yesterday but canceled because of the heat. officials were worried about
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the health risks of the horses and the jock he's. it was the first time in the history of pharaoh owe getting up close and personal -- that the popular horse races were canceled. the horses that were scheduled to run yesterday will compete at a later date. also don't forget today is another spare the air day. the second day in a row. air quality officials say the air just won't be healthy. the heat, the light winds and car exhausts mixing together to create smog. you're advised to either carpool or use public transportation to henry deuce pollution. authorities are investigating another smash and grab robbery at a costco. the latest incident happened yesterday at a foster city costco on metro center boulevard. four people entered the building, broke a display case with hammers and took off in 30 seconds. one of the people there was armed with a gun. this comes after two similar smash and grab robberies happened at the danville costco
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last month. they went for a jewelry case and took off. a man fired a gun during the second robbery when an employee tried to intervene. no arrests have been made in the case. a vote on the senate republican health care bill may be days away. we will talk about the opposition it is facing from democrats, medical groups and even some republicans. and concerns about security and possibly terrorism. the vote set to happen today involving the running of upcoming san francisco marathon on the golden gate bridge. it's not a bad commute. in fact we could say some commutes are lighter than normal. 880 in oakland doesn't look bad near the oakland airport exit.
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>> new this morning, investigators in london revealed it was a refrigerator that sparked last week's
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highrise fire that killed 79 people. combustible materials on the exterior of the building have been blamed for the quick spread of the flames. also announced that the materials failed safety tests. investigators are now looking at every company that may have been involved in building that highrise. they are considering filing manslaughter charges. in paris, four people are hurt after an open roof tour bus hit a it up he will today. there were 20 people aboard the bus and one person injured is in serious condition. big bus tours says the bus it taken the tunnel because other city streets were closed because of the city's 2024 olympic bid. the time is now 7:13. republicans are making what could be a final push in the senate for an obamacare or affordable care act replacement. and a vote may be just days away. democrats are mounting their opposition. as doug luzader reports from washington this morning, the real challenge for republican leaders will be from fellow republicans.
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>> well, this is the senate republican health care plan, considerably shorter than the original obamacare bill. no democrat is going to support this. the bigger question is republicans. because senate leaders can only afford to lose two votes. >> god bless you and god bless america. thank you very much. >> president trump kicking off the annual congressional picnic at the white house last night. it will take more than this to get a gop health care plan through congress. earlier the president would also tell fox that he has his eye on four republican holdouts in particular. >> they are four friends of mine. i think that they will probably get there. we will have to see. >> these are the four. republican senators who looked at the senate version of the health care bill yesterday and didn't like what they saw. a plan that would ease taxes and penalties but allow for reduced coverage in medicaid payments to states. >> we're afraid when we read
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the bill, it looks like a reiteration or keeping of obamacare. >> the way to get to yes is fix the underlying problems. lower premiums and i will happily be part of it. >> on the other end of the opposition spectrum, president obama writing on facebook it would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections and ruin medicaid as we know it. some republicans see this as a final chance to follow through on a 7-year commitment to repeal and replace obamacare. both sides agree that something needs to be done to fix the program that many insurers are fleeing. >> it would be wrong for the senate to actually address these problems in a serious way while the law they have defended for seven years teeters, literally teeters on the edge of total collapse. >> and the other question is how much is this going to cost? we should find out next week from the congressional budget office the impact this will
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have on the budget. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >> thank you, doug. several medical organizations say they don't like the senate republican health care bill. the american academy of pediatrics says it could hurt children by scaling back medicaid. other medical organizations say it may leave millions with no health coverage. may lead to hospitals reducing services or even closing. the american medical association still reviewing the plan but says it strongly opposes limits on medicaid spending. also aarp says the bill would allow insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times as much as younger adults. the group is also raising concerns about cuts to medicaid. that would put millions of senior citizens at risk of losing the care that they need. the aarp represents about 38 million people over the age of 50. it is calling on every senator to vote no on this bill. president trump says he did
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not record his conversations with former fbi director james comey. on twitter, the president said, quote, with all of the recently reported surveillance intercepts, unmasking and illegal of information, i have no idea if there are tapes or recordings of my conversations with james comey but i did not make and do not have any such recordings. after the president fired comey last month he warned on twitter that comey, quote, better hope there are no tapes of our conversations. the time is 7:17. let's get you moving even through the fog and clouds in some areas. it feels good, sal. does the commute feel good? >> it is not too bad. we have traffic slow at the bay bridge. i can just tell that it is not that deep. and you can look at the 880 ramp just to give you a clue about that. traffic is moving slowly in some of the lanes. on 880, you don't see a huge backup. sometimes when it is really bad, you see a big backup.
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this morning, that's not there. this is 880 near oakland coliseum. you can see traffic is moving well in both directions. the san mateo bridge traffic also is moving although it is crowded. but it is moving well out to the peninsula. in the south bay, silicon valley commute, we have some low slowing here and there but definitely lighter than usual. also on the peninsula, the traffic looks good. no slowing on 280 or 101 in and out of san francisco. 101 northbound after the 280 interchange a little bit of slow traffic approaching cesar chavez. 7:18. let's bring in steve with today's weather. >> thank you, sal. >> good morning, steve. >> a lot of fog. you have been seeing that on the traffic cams. where are we going to settle in on? on some fog. there we go. there's plenty of fog today compared to the last couple of days. two days ago we had fog and then it turned around and we had a north wind and warmed up in the afternoon. that will not happen today. brian says a nice cool morning breeze here.
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lovely benecia my friend. happy friday. do you know who my bff is today? it's that fog bank. that fog bank. oh, man. nine days of heat. there will be ten for some. thank you, brian. in the meantime, just enjoy that nice breeze. dave, you need to go over there some time. >> i love that place. >> nice breeze. many nice places. the cooler weather. clearlake, i know it is still hot. vacaville. even over the weekend, you will cool down. 110 at middletown yesterday. wow. cooler for inland. a lot cooler heading into the weekend and early next week. big time fog bank. made a push yesterday afternoon. in fact san francisco about noon the wind turned westerly. that stopped them at 75 degrees. for others, it was up, up, up to the 104 or 105 readings. 50s and 60s on the temps.
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livermore is minus eight from yesterday. hayward is minus 7. holding steady west/southwest. that will make it out to dixon and williams, that cooler pattern. low clouds and fog also ramping up. meaning cool for some. still warm in lake county today. i think more like the 101 to 104 and not 108 to 110. fog and low clouds not going anywhere. it will stick and says with we say. it will lift over the weekend. even the inland areas will get the fog. 60s to 100. i think it will be down about 8, 9 degrees even out in vacaville. for some, down 20, dave. >> wow. >> 80s and 90s. east san jose yesterday was 102. i don't expect that today. san jose would be down to 88.
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60s on the coast. 80s on the pence l a pretty good breeze. we're taking the temps down for a while. >> i'm loving it. >> me too. nine days, that's a long haul for us. >> yes. it is good for us. but temperatures of 113 expected today in phoenix, arizona. it has been so hot there that visits to the main burn center doubled during the recent hot wave. it includes contact burns where people touched hot cars or the interior of a car or they walked outside without shoes. why would they do that? the time is 7:21. protecting illegal immigrants. a new policy approved by b.a.r.t. and what it means for b.a.r.t. workers and b.a.r.t. riders. also, this is a disneyland for one day. that's exciting. imagine doing it for 2,000 days in a row. up next, this man's unusual story and the reason that he did it.
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♪ hey! ♪ bee to hive to the comb ♪ combing that honey ♪ into some gold ♪ take that gold and make it an o ♪ ♪ good goes around and around and around hey! ♪ ♪ bee to hive to the o ♪ oat from the farm is the yum in yo bowl ♪
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♪ put in the good and the good will grow ♪ ♪ good goes around and around and around hey! ♪ ♪ good goes around good goes around and around and around. hey! ♪
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[music] ♪ and i can't change, even if i tried ♪[music] ♪ i can't change even if i try ♪ ♪ ♪[music] ♪ summertime ♪ >> sam cook. >> classic. >> love this song. love this version. >> there are so many versions of this song too. >> this one, allie, i will say get this on your whatever
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device you use. i was going to say ipod but we're not living in 1997 anymore. this was requested by roseannea who is a regular viewer. thank you. if there's a special song that you want to hear with a summer theme, i'm playing them this morning. use #ktvu on facebook, twitter or instagram. gauze of security concerns, golden gate bridge officials are considering closing all northbound lanes of the golden gate bridge for the upcoming marathon. it is expected to draw some 15,000 people. a trueness portraying district board will vote on the proposal. officials say it is because of concerns following recent terrorist attacks overseas. under the plan all northbound lanes would be shut down for three hours. two southbound lanes would be converted to handle the northbound traffic. the time is 7:25.
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b.a.r.t.'s board of directors approved policy changes including a safe transit policy. it passed 8-1. it aligns b.a.r.t. with the sanctuary movement. it says that b.a.r.t. police will not spend time especially forcing federal immigration laws. the policy also bans b.a.r.t. employees from asking riders about their immigration status. the board also passed a policy that charges an extra 50 crepts for paper tickets and repealed the seat hog ordinance, that prevented riders taking up more than one seat during commute hours. imagine going to disneyland every day for five years. that is what an orange county man is doing. you can call him the ultimate disney fan. he has walked through the disney gates on 2,000 consecutive date. his love for disney started back in 2012, when he got an annual pass. he will keep the magic going as long as he can. >> i come in the evening.
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as long as you're in the gate before closing, you're good to go. >> it has been apposes testify. it has been a motivator. it's been my workout gym. this past year, i've lost about 40 pounds. >> you probably could walking your way through that park every day. >> uh-huh. >> he says he buys an annual pass every year that costs about $1,050. well, it is a story we have been following since yesterday morning. two suspected intruders shot and killed by a brentwood homeowner. the exclusive surveillance video showing that confrontation and why neighbors say the suspect may have been caught off guard. plus a beautiful morning here at sonoma raceway. we're gearing up for a big weekend of races. that car is apparently locked. we're getting ready for the toyota save mart 350. coming up, i will get inside of this locked pace car and take it for a spin around the track coming up on mornings on 2.
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>> live picture of the golden gate bridge socked in with fog. dave is sitting next to me. he's wondering why i don't know the name of this theme song. i don't. >> what? >> what is it? >> the director is telling me what it is. >> oh, my favorite.
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>> i'm stumped. you guys get -- >> james garner, one of my favorite shows. man. i'm sorry. james garner. one of the best tv shows ever. ever. >> one thing that we can agree on without a doubt, the fog is back. >> yes. >> and the majority of people out there, weather is -- it depends on your preferences. but the majority of people are glad it is back. according to steve paulson. >> it is like watching jeopardy. at home you get every answer. >> on the spot, you don't know. >> i still watch the reruns. >> yes. very good. >> before your time, allie, a little bit. >> yeah. sorry. >> you know the silverado commercial where the guy says yeah boy. that's what i'm saying about the fog. the fog is back. it has returned to inverness and much of the coast. in fact it is a big fog bank out there. after a warm 81 yesterday. that is warm.
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today though 57. 93% relative humidity. a big fog bank continues to make its presence felt inland. the start of a significant cooling trend. if brentwood is 68 at this hour, that tells me that most everybody, ukiah up into lake county, it might be a tall order until tomorrow. there is an on shore breeze. there is a lot more fog today. this satellite picture doesn't do it justice. another observation shows 74. the theme is 50, 60s on the temps. these are running about five to ten degrees cooler than this time yesterday. fog is not disappearing this time. it will stick around. 60, 70s, 80, 90s. i know that is hot but not the 104 and 105 like we had yesterday. 7:32. sal. what do you have? >> we have traffic that is not too bad out there, steve. we're looking at the east bay. we will start off with a look at the east bay commute. you can see that traffic is moving along okay coming around
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the berkeley curve, around the corner and to the bay bridge toll plaza. we don't have any major problems here. not a bad looking commute. golden gate bridge traffic looks good as you head out to the toll plaza. i think i went out of order here. because i want to go back to the bay bridge and mention that. you can see that traffic is moving along a little slowly. it is not too bad though getting into san francisco. this is a look at 880 northbound and southbound. a nice drive in both directions. the south bay commute is getting a little lower. from highway 17 into cupertino. 85 is slow. so is 101. it is still not the same as it would be on let's say a tuesday. 7:33, back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. ktvu has obtained exclusive video of an attempted robbery on saturday night that turned into a double homicide in brentwood. it shows the burglars walking up the driveway of the home wednesday night. the thieves confronted the homeowner in the garage where there was a large safe.
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they ordered him to open the safe, not knowing there was a loaded gun inside. the homeowner grabbed the gun and shot both men. >> he is always in the garage. he is sitting in there watching television, just chilling. the garage is open i'm pretty sure. once he opened the safe, he pulled the gun out and started firing. >> the two men who were killed were both in their 30s and from antioch. their names have not been released. the homeowner is not being charged with a crime because he was acting in self defense. we expect cooler temperatures this weekend but bay area firefighters will stay on high alert. yesterday in vallejo, firefighters battled the extreme temperatures to save homes from a fast moving grass fire. the flames spread quickly up a hillside, went right up to the backyards of several homes in the glenn cove neighborhood. four of the homes were damaged. but firefighters got there before it was too late. >> i consider that we're blessed. we have all of our stuff in
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tact. none of our things burned up. and we're insured. >> yeah. two firefighters suffered minor leg and ankle injuries. the fire was caused by a jeep that caught fire at the carquinez bridge toll plaza on the eastbound side of interstate 80. well, car bust and racing fans are converging in the east bay. >> because nascar has taken over the race far. the 350 is on sunday. a lot of activities start today. alex savidge is track side. you're in the car, aren't you? you're in that race car. >> reporter: i am. i'm getting a ride inside of the official pace car for the toyota save mart 350. i have todd, nascar driver, here behind the wheel giving us kind of a firsthand look at this course. a very unique course, by the way. if you're not a nascar fan, you may not realize it. but the sonoma raceway is a
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unique course because it has so many of these tight turns. ten turns per lap. each lap just shy of two miles. todd, talk to me about what makes this course so special for drivers like yourself. >> yeah. just the aspect of the right hand, left-hand turns. usually the oval racetracks we go to only have four turns and it goes to the left. this is definitely the most fun that you will have on a racetrack. >> the main event we know is under, the toyota save mart 350. it will be dale earnhardt, jr.'s last race. i know he is the sentimental favorite going into that. tomorrow you're taking part in one of the other races which is -- >> the 200. >> okay. >> are you feeling good about that race. >> yeah. i feel really good. we're the points leader in the series. i feel like our car is really well prepared. >> is this one of your favorite places to come?
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you can't beat the scene reas we -- scenery shot outside of the front window. >> yeah. everything out here is really nice. >> i just want to let everyone know that the nascar fans are here and they are here in big numbers. thousands of people have already shown up at the campgrounds that are set up all around sonoma raceway. now we're getting a little bit of speed here. now this is getting fun. you see this guy up here, don't you? >> what do we call that. >> lap traffic. >> nothing to worry about. >> we don't worry about that guy. >> try to mess with him but no big deal. >> good deal. we're inside the official pace car that will be used for the races this weekend. keep in mind here as we hit traffic on this course, you are going to hit some traffic if you are in this area this weekend. we always like to remind people that highway 37 will be jammed up here both saturday and
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sunday. keep that in mind. boy, it will be dynamite weather for nascar fans. wouldn't you say. >> i think it will be great. everybody should come out. it will be a great show. >> we are hitting these tight turns, having a good time. >> alex, how fast are you guys going? >> we are going -- >> i can't tell. >> we are going at least 200 miles per hour, allie. at least 200. right? >> yeah. >> 250. >> punch it, todd. punch it, man. takes the checkered flag. we're having too much fun. this can't be work. >> enjoy yourself, alex. enjoy yourself. we will check back with you. don't forget that you can watch the toyota save mart 350 on our sister cable network, fs1 starting at noon time on sunday. on ktvu fox 2 this weekend, we will have the confederation cup soccer matches. that starts at 7:00 a.m.
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it is russia against mexico. and don't miss mornings on 2 weekend, which will be on ktvu plus, both saturday and sunday. a marin county man who was tried as an adult for crimes committed when he was 17 will have a new hearing. wade was found guilty in 2013 of attempted murder for a drive- by shooting in mill valley and stealing a lamborghini. on wednesday the first district court of appeals in san francisco reversed the attempted murder sentence saying he should have had a hearing on whether to be tried as an adult or juvenile. he is currently serving a sentence of 20 years to life. his attorney says if he is resentenced as a juvenile, he might serve just three more years. police in palo alto searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to two girls wednesday afternoon in two separate incidents. here is a sketch of the man they are looking for. he was in a parked car and he
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yelled out to a girl. he had no pants or underwear. then he drove away. 30 minutes later a than with a similar description drove up alongside a 16-year-old gilroying her bike. he didn't say anything but exposed himself to her as well. again, here is the sketch. the man is described as white in his 20s or 30s driving a white or silver four-door sedan. bill cosby is planning a series of town hall meeting this summer to educate men about the dangers of the judicial system. prosecutors plan to retry him in the sexual assault case. two representatives say the entertainer will tour the country to teach young athletes and married men how to avoid sexual assault allegations. advocates say cosby is trying to influence people who may be jurors in the next trial. the question of the day is what do you think of bill cosby's post trial plan to hold the town halls in good idea or
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bad idea? let us know what you think by voting on twitter or ktvu.com or comment on our ktvu facebook page. >> that should get good comments. the time is 7:41. police in san francisco getting ready for this weekend's pride celebrations. more about what law enforcement is doing to keep people safe. today's commute is not too bad. we're looking at a picture of interstate 80 right now. you can see there is plenty of room for you in berkeley heading out to the maze. from one extreme to the other. about two weeks ago, we were in the 60s. then we hit the 100s and we stayed in the 100s for many. that fog is back in a big way. whoa! you're not taking these. hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. whoa, whoa! you're not taking that.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. the time is 7:44. the ford motor company is offering a new option in san francisco for people who want to rent bike. however smaller bike rental companies worry they will lose business. ford go bike recently unveiled a new go pass. it allows riders unlimited three-hour trips within 24 hours for $15. the target audience is supposed to be commuters. but the smaller bike rental company says that ford is also going after the tourist market. >> now that they're targeting the visitor market, we feel that is encroaching on our livelihood. >> we don't want the ford motor company and motivate to do to our mom and pop bike rentals what uber did to the taxi industry. >> now, next week ford go bike plans to eastbound panned its fleet from 700 to 7,000 bikes all across the bay area.
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bay area home prices are break being record -- breaking records again. the median home price is $750,000. that is up 7% from last year. media prices are already more than $1 million in marin, san francisco and san mateo counties. analysts say the high prices for the home are a case of supply and demand. there are relatively few homes on the market. and there are plenty of buyers, many with cash in hand, competing for the houses. the time is 7:45. one of the highlights of the sonoma marin fair. the world's ugliest dog contest will be held today in petaluma. here is a look at -- now, that is a face. a 17-year-old chinese chihuahua blind in both eyes. the ugly dog contest starts at 6:00 tonight. leading up to it, there is a red carpet walk and a fashion show featuring adoptable or
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previously adopted dogs. the winner is awarded $1,500. a trophy, and then it is flown to new york city to make media appearances. today is national take your dog to workday. i don't know if it will happen here at ktvu. this was started back in 1999 by the company pet sitters international as a way to promote pet adoptions. dogs can improve the moral. >> they attract a lot of attention any time they're in the workplace or airport. they calm people down. >> cute dogs. >> the wonder dog running all over here. >> is that your dog. >> yeah. that is wonder dog. sal, can you improve things in our commute. >> it hasn't been a bad day. definitely a little easier on this friday morning commute. let's go out and take a look at the east shore freeway. it is only taking 23 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze.
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that is not a bad commute for this time of the morning especially with a little bit of slowing in richmond and maybe a bunching up in berkeley. by the time you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is a little bit of waiting. again, this is not too much. 10 to 15 minutes and off you go into san francisco. 880 northbound, we're not seeing a slowdown yet past the coliseum heading up north. that is a good sign driving in the bay area. what has gotten slower but is not that bad is the south bay commute getting into the valley. 85 and 280 and 101, just a little bit of slowing. it will be kind of a commute day. 237 as well. but if you drive this way every day, you're going to notice it is lighter than usual. 7:47. let's bring steve in with today's weather. >> 7:47. >> one of my favorite all-time airplanes. >> yes, sir. >> the 747. >> yes, sir. how about that for a segue. >> nice. >> well done. >> nicely done. >> levi's stadium there at the end of the tarmac.
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that's the way it looks. some low clouds have made it. this is the visible satellite that i just tweeted out. and a beautiful thing to see. the fog is back friday morning. some guy named mike mibach retweeted this. if i ever meet that guy, i'm going to tell him thanks. i appreciate the retweet. whoever you are, wherever you are. patrick says say hi to dave from me. >> hi, patrick. >> guaranteed fog, right? i guarantee it. yes. there is a big fog bank as you just saw out there. there it is. watch in the last few frames. it fills in. i'll get out of the way. there it is. right there. one more. one more. now it is picking up on -- right there. that is a big fog bank up and down the coast. even inland will cool down. it will be hot. low clouds and fog not going anywhere this time. they got chewed up the other day. that was a sense of false security there. we had a cooldown in the
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morning and warm in the afternoon. yesterday was the topper. 50s on the temps or 60s. i think if anything the bases will be coming up as we head into tonight and also into the weekend. still going to be pretty toasty. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, unless you're way inland. then you will get the 100s. but not 109 or 110. some temperatures dropping 10 to 15 degrees. it is tough when the west wind kicks in. the coast and bay and most inland locations will drop on the temps today. and they will drop into the weekend, guys. >> love it. love it. thank you, steve. >> you bet. >> tropical depression cindy is still dumping lots of rain on parts of tennessee, kentucky and west virginia. you can see the damage the storm left behind in alabama where a child was killed. on wednesday a 10-year-old boy died on the alabama coast when he was hit by a log that washed ashore. the storm has been downgraded but authorities are warning
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people not to let their guard down because this weekend there could be more flash flooding and strong winds. all right, allie. the time is 7:50. we're still following a developing story from paris. coming up at 8:00, what we're finding out about a double decker bus crash and several people have been rushed to the hospital. and the golden state warriors are adding a new player to their roster. up next, who they picked up in the nba draft.
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the executive order was originally signed back in january but revised after a lower court blocked it from going into effect. the 9th court of appeals says it violates federal immigration law because it discriminates against people based on nationality. the hacking of databases during presidential election is more extensive than previously thought. hackers accessed voter information at least once during the campaign. thousands of records were stolen containing private information like partial social security numbers. investigators do not know if the hackers were affiliated with russia. the voter rolls were corrected after the attack was discovered. >> the time is 73:54. a veteran lapd officer was arrested after having sex with a cadet and stealing cars and going for joy rides. charlie beck personally handcuffed officer robert cane.
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a 10-year police veteran suspected of having sex with a minor. now, the teenager was among four cadets arrested after allegedly leading authorities on wild chases around l.a. in stolen police cars. investigators say the teenagers used the name of a sergeant who was on vacation to sign out the police cars which also contained stun guns and police radios. >> i certainly think there may be a -- may be a connection to the wooing of this underaged female and access to the equipment. i don't know. you know, that would be consistent with pedophile-type behavior. >> mccain worked in the equipment room and allowed the cadets to take out the patrol cars. uber's former ceo is in the middle of a court battle.
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google spin off off company alleges that anthony ripped off the trade secrets before leaving wamo18 months ago. they say he downloaded trade secrets from the company and used the data to jump start uber's own self-driving car research. the warriors didn't have a pick in this year's nba draft but still got a player they really liked. the nba champions got oregon forward jordan bell in the second round. number 38 overall pick in the draft. reportedly the warriors paid 3 and a half million dollars to the bulls to get the rights to bell. he averaged almost 11 points and eight rebounds last season, leading oregon to the final four. two cal players were picked in the second round of the nba draft. ivan was taken by the orlando magic who traded him to the memphis grizzlies. he left cal after his sophomore
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season and averaged 14 points and ten and a half rebounds. now bird who graduated in richmond was drafted by the boston celtics. a good 3-point shooter. thousands of people are expected in san francisco this weekend for pride celebrations. what law enforcement agencies are doing to keep folks safe. plus another bay area costco store was robbed. what police are telling us and the similarities it has to two other costco robberies in danville. have to travel from its source to the bottle? a hundred miles? a thousand miles? how about less than a mile and a half? crystal geyser always bottled at the mountain source.
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we will show you all of the last-minute preparations underway here in san francisco. plus a cooldown is underway. but there are still many pockets of heat in parts of the bay area. where the highest temperatures will be today. mornings on 2 continues now. >> this is ktvu mornings on 2. and good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is friday, june 23rd. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm allie rasmus in for gasia mikaelian. let's get a track of weather and traffic. steve is up on the third floor with a great view. you see a little bit of fog in the distance. sunny skies behind you. >> we were just talking, me and chip, we were here yesterday at 12:00 and 12:30. it is about 15 degrees cooler this morning. a much bigger fog bank. the key is the breeze has picked up here. it -- i would say it is on the cool side for some. people still down there running. this time they have jackets on for some. that breeze is picking up. it will still be hot inland.
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i mean, if you're up in lake county, intracontra costa and solano, it will be warm. it will be noticeably cooler. that fog is now up and down the coast. even a little peel back to the coast today. it will be back tonight and tomorrow. we topped out -- last sunday was for everybody. the five-day has cooler weather into the weekend and early next week. we had nine days -- nine days of heat. nine. usually it is three and out. but not this time. it is cooler. back to you guys. >> oh, sal. excuse me. sal, back to you, my friend. >> yes, sir. i'm just looking to -- to make sure before i say it is a decent commute that nothing new has popped up here. i don't want to jinx it. so far so good. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see that traffic is getting a little better than even the last time that we saw it. it is not a bad commute. as a matter of fact, it continues to look pretty good as you drive through. let's -- i think i hit the wrong button on my computer
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here. i have month apologize to you. let's go to the next commute. this is 880 north and southbound. the traffic is okay. we haven't seen that usual southbound/northbound backup. the usual northbound traffic. and the san mateo bridge traffic is also getting better. a lot better than the last time we saw it a few moments ago. that is good. even the south bay commute is easing up a little bit. you know what we haven't seen is big backups on the dumbarton bridge. a little bit of slowing on 880. definitely right now you're getting a pretty decent commute. now let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. close to a million people are expected to attend pride celebration this weekend. with the recent terror attacks overseas, security is a big concern. >> christien kafton is in san francisco at city hall to talk about the preparations, the security and some of the special ceremonies getting underway this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hey, mike and allie. we are here at city hall.
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you can see pride coming together here. the main stage is coming together at civic center plaza. city hall is taking the first reservations for those looking to commemorate the event by tying the knot. this year's celebration is all about pride and community. >> you know, i feel it is all about celebrating the diversity. it's not so much coming together as the lgbtq. it is like no. we're all like the immigrants. there is so much going on, right. so the whole thing with sf is we're celebrating diversity. >> reporter: now, we watched this morning as city crews got to work preparing the castro for the pride celebrations. people were putting up balloons and prestaging barricades for the activities. they celebrate pride this year. san francisco police have already canceled all time off to make sure that they have as many officers on the streets as
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possible. the city and pride organizers say they will be working together to make sure that pride is safe and fun for everyone who attends. >> we will be doing screening again like we did last year. we want to remind everybody that we will do bag checks. there are item that's will not be allowed into the celebration site. >> we will be utilizing all sorts of resources that the city has, whether it's cameras, whether it's people spotting from different vantage points in the city. >> reporter: and our current location here at civic center plaza will be the epicenter of a lot of the pride activities out here. this area will be absolutely packed. now, as for the weddings that we're looking to see taking place any time here, we were setting up and we saw a couple of couples already lined up to go on inside. we're hoping that we can go inside and find the people looking to commemorate pride 2017 by tying the knot and getting married. >> city hall is a beautiful
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spot for anything, especially for a wedding. >> reporter: beautiful venue. >> thanks. here is a look at some of the big pride events happening this weekend. the installation of the pink triangle starts at 7:00 tomorrow morning. the celebration at civic center plaza tomorrow kicks off at noon. the parade is sunday morning 10:30 on market street. for more information about the pride celebration, go to ktvu.com. you will find more about security and events on the front of our home page. and as pride weekend is about to start, california is banning nonessential travel for official state business to four more states that have laws that discriminate against people because of sexual orientation. texas, alabama, south dakota and kentucky have been added to a list that already includes north carolina, kansas, mississippi and tennessee. when it comes to travel, there are exceptions for law enforcement and also to honor certain contracts. also officials at fresno state university has asked for a
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ruling from the state whether it can travel to the university of alabama for a football this fall. a 17-year-old girl died last night after slipping and falling off of a cliff in san francisco. it happened in the lands end area. the teen was with a group of friends when she lost her footing and fell at least 50 feet on to some rocks. rescuers raced to get her out of the water. >> she had multiple injuries and fractures. she was barely breathing when we got to her. she made it all the way down -- she fell all the way down to the water. >> rescuers say they had trouble reaching her because of the tide. we're told that she was pronounced dead while she was being transported by medics to the hospital. the state's power grid is under pressure because of the recent heat wave. pg&e says in the bay area alone 170,000 customers lost power this week because of failed transformers. the transformers need to cool off and that usually happens in the evening but not this week.
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transformers are already at the distribution center and ready to be installed. animals are also in danger from the heat. in santa clara county, precautions are being ma i had to keep animals and their owners indoors. pets are allowed during business hours alternate county libraries in gilroy, morgan hill, saratoga, cupertino, los altos, campbell and milpitas. opening day for the fair was scheduled for yesterday but the races were canceled because of the extreme heat. officials were worried about the health risks to both the horses and jockeys. this was the first time in the fair's history the popular horse races were canceled. fair organizers say the horse that's were scheduled to run yesterday will compete at a later date. and you can get the latest weather information by downloading ktvu's weather app. we will update our website, ktvu.com and facebook and twitter pages. another costco robbed. what police are saying about this latest incident and the
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similarities it has to two more costco robberies in danville. here it is. the senate republican health care plan. i'm doug luzader in washington. we will have more on what is in it and what the prospects are for passage just ahead. it is still a decent commute for a friday out there. as you can see, traffic is looking good on the bridge into san francisco. and if you're a fan of cooler weather, it is looking good as well. a big fog bank out there. it will play on dropping the friday temps.
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>> authorities say the height limit for the tunnel is eight feet tall. the tour bus company says the driver took the tunnel as a detour to get around a road closure. republicans are making what could be a final push in the southbound at for an affordable care act replacement. and a vote could be a few days away. democrats are mounting their opposition. the real challenge for the gop leaders could be from their fellow republicans. reporter doug luzader has the story from washington. >> reporter: well, this is the senate republican health care
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plan. shorter than the original obamacare bill. no democrat is going to support this. but the bigger question is republicans. because senate leaders can only afford to lose two votes. . >> god bless you and god bless america. thank you very much. >> president trump kicking off the annual congressional picnic at the white house last night. it will take more than this to get a gop health care plan through congress. earlier the president would also tell fox that he has his eye on four republican holdouts in particular. >> they're also four good guys and four friends of mine. i think that they will problem reget there. we will have to see. >> these are the four. republican senators who looked at the senate version of health care reform released yesterday and didn't like what they saw. a plan that would ease obamacare taxes and penalties but also allow for reduced coverage and medicaid payments to states. >> we're afraid when we read the bill it looks like a reiteration or keeping of obamacare. >> the way to get to yes is fix
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the underlying problems. lower premiums and i will happily be part of it. >> reporter: on the other end of the opposition spectrum, president obama writing on facebook, it would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections and ruin medicaid as with he know it. but some republicans see this as a final chance to follow through on a 7-year commitment to repeal and replace obamacare. at a time when both sides agree something needs to be done to fix the program that many insurers are now fleeing. >> democrats say it would be wrong for the senate to actually address these problems in a serious way. while the law they have defended for seven years teeters, literally teeters on the edge of total collapse. . >> reporter: and the other question is how much is this going to cost? we should find out next week from the congressional budget office the impact that this will have on the budget. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. several medical
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organizations oppose the senate republican health care bill. the american academy of pediatrics says the bill could hurt children. other medical organizations say it might leave millions without health coverage and lead to hospitals reducing services or even closing. the american medical association is still reviewing the bill. but it says it strongly opposes limits on medicaid spending. the aarp says the bill would allow insurers to charge older adults up to five times as much as younger adults. the group is also raising concerns about cuts to medicaid, saying it could put millions of seniors at risk of losing the care they need. aarp represents some 38 million people over the age of 50. it is calling on every senator to vote no on the bill. authorities are investigating another smash and grab robbery at a costco in the bay area. the latest incident happened yesterday at the foster city costco on metro center boulevard. four robs entered the building and broke the display cases with hammers and took off
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within 30 seconds. a witness says one of the robbers was armed with a gun. this comes after two robberies at a costco in danville last month. in those robberies they broke into a jewelry case and took off. in one of the incidents, a robber fired a gun when an employee tried to intervene. one person has been arrested for the first danville costco robbery. the other people are still on the loose. let's check in with sal and the commute. it was the best ride in all week long. >> yeah. we're seeing that, moo i can and allie. we don't have a lot going on when it comes to the freeway traffic. i'm cautiously optimistic that this commute is doing well and will continue that way. unless of course there is a problem. getting to the macarthur maze from the carquinez bridge is taking 20 minutes. that is about as good as it gets. for it to be that way at 8:15 in the morning, that is a very good sign. at the bay bridge, there is a little bit of a backup.
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a 10 to 15-minute delay drying -- driving into san francisco. 880 we haven't had the big backup that we usually see out of san leandro driving into downtown oakland. the and morning san mateo bridge commute looks better than it usually does. as we look at the south bay, there is a crash northbound 85 near saratoga exit. traffic is slow here. the good thing is you can use 280 or 101 as an alternate route. 8:16. let's bring in steve with today's weather. >> all right, sal. i'm happy to report for those saying where is the fog. it is back in a big way. although sticking out of the fog now that we're getting used to it is the new sales force tower. what did you call it, allie? cement mountain. steal mountain. >> concrete mountain. i think steal mountain steel mountain is more accurate. >> that sounds like a band
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name. >> where is the fog? carl, the fog is back. gym is at the san rafael yacht harbor. full sun at the harbor but a nice cool feeling thanks to the fog a mile away. there is a break in the low clouds. this time it won't disappear with the north wind. it will be back in a huge way tonight and tomorrow. 50s and 60s and a few low 70s. inland temps, yes. the breeze has not tailed off. if anything it held steady and picked up. even if you are way inland, you should notice a change today. again there, were really hot temps up to mendocino county, ukiah, lake county. even towards eastern solano and contra costa county and santa clara county. today most will be cooler. 61 woodside. 64 menlo park. los altos in there. atherton, 64. plenty of low clouds. the bases will lift by tonight and it will clear the coastal hills which means additional
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cooling will work its way in over the weekend. today some locations drop 20 degrees. 60s, 70s, 80s. if you are far enough north or east, it might take another day but you won't warm up. if anything, you will cool down. most will drop big time yesterday after yesterday. yesterday was hot. i mean, that's a hot one tore us. now we're done and the trend is to cool down into early next week. >> yesterday on twitter a lot of people were saying welcome back carl the fog. >> it started about noon yesterday on the coast and in san francisco. it didn't make it inland. >> the real summer in san francisco that we all know. >> there you go he. >> thanks, steve. how many times could you visit the happiest place on earth? for one disney fan, the number is in the thousands. the milestone for the park visitor and how many times he had to go to make it into the record books.
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requested by lisa perez and a bunch of people on twitter. let me know your requests every friday morning. use the hashtag #ktvu on twitter, facebook or instagram. >> thanks, sal. i was waiting for that one. it is known as the happiest place on earth. imagine going to disneyland not once a week or twice a week but every day for 2,000 days. that's exactly what one california man has accomplished. lauren has the story. >> reporter: jeff wright has come through the gates of disneyland every single day for the past 2,000 days. >> you know n is going to end up being guinness world records. that wasn't something when this first started that was planned. >> reporter: the orange county native got an annual pass as a gift while unemployed. he used it every single day of 2012. now five years later and working full-time he still is coming every day. >> i come in the evening. as long as you're in the gate before closing, then you're
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good to go. >> whoa. whoa. whoa. you've been here every day for 2,000 days? oh, my goodness. >> you're not the only mad one. >> it's been a positive. it has been a motivator. it has been my gym. the past year i have lost 40 pounds. >> how long is that? five and a half years. >> only in california could do you that. >> his girlfriend sharon loves disney but does not come every day. >> two or three times a week. >> how does he pay for living at disneyland. >> annual pass. even at the top of the land right now at $1,049, if you came on a single day basis and paid gash cash at the gate, you would pay $65,000 a year. >> he has a following on social media and the envy of every kid. >> what do you think of coming to disneyland every single day for five and a half years.
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>> it would be good. >> you wouldn't get sick of it. >> it would be exhausting but fun. >> it brings back reflection along with looking ahead to the future, what walt planned out. >> reporter: golden gate bridge officials are considering closing all northbound lanes of the bridge for the upcoming san francisco marathon. the popular race is set for july 23rd. it will draw 15,000 people. the board is scheduled to vote today on a proposal. officials say the idea to close the lanes is based on security concerns following recent terrorist attacks overseas. under the plan all northbound lanes would be shut down for three hours starting at 6:00 in the morning. two southbound lanes would be converted to handle the northbound traffic. amazon has applied for a patent ton a plan for giant drone delivery towers. they would be futuristic hive like looking structures. they would be used in urban areas because amazon wants to
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put the fulfillment centers in cities. robots inside of the hives according to the patent would move goods around and help maintain the drones. it doesn't necessarily mean that the towers will be developed but it suggests that amazon is committed to drone delivery. facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg, says he wants to build stronger and more meaningful communities. he wants to create online communities to bring together people with common passions, problems, and ambitions. bitions. >> so today we're going to set a new mission, to set our course as a company for the next decade. and the idea behind our new mission is to bring the world closer to together. to-- closer together. >> zuckerberg is taking the same algorithm that facebook uses to bring friendships to more meaningful groups which means more time spent on the site which in turn means higher profits.
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tesla might be getting into the music streaming business. the automaker is now talking to music labels about its own streaming service. it would come preloaded in all vehicles and include a web offer similar to pandora. no word how it will be different from other streaming sites like spotify and apple music. the time is 8:26. home prices breaking records once again. up next, we break down the numbers of how much it will cost you to buy a home right here in the bay area. plus, we are gearing up for a big weekend here at sonoma raceway. nascar fans are already here getting excited for the toyota save mar 350. coming up on mornings on 2, we will take part in the pit crew challenge. a virtual reality experience. i will get to see firsthand what it is like to be a member of a real nascar pit crew. and thankfully if you're heading out there or anywhere else, it will be cooler. we will have the numbers coming
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12 in fairfield. 9 in hayward and 9 in san jose. everyone is off 4 to 14 degrees. some locations off 20 that i have seen. not listed there. 50s and 60s. the cooling begins today and goes into tomorrow for everybody tomorrow. today will be the majority. even by sunday, temperatures will be taking a plunge if you are near 109 yesterday, probably about 103 or 104 today. probably 90s and 80s for some heading into the weekend. a good breeze out to the delta. watch it just continue to fill right in. there is a lot going on on the fog bank. with that in mind, we are looking for a cooler pattern. sunny and breezy. you could easily get upper 80s, lower 90s but not the 105 and 106 that we had yesterday. sal, things -- you know, again, i hear some things that you say. i don't think it's been too bad. right. >> no, it hasn't been too bad.
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a decent commute. a couple of problems for sure. not the same volume that we had the first four days of the week. at the carquinez bridge, the traffic is not bad at the maze. it is only taking 20 minutes to drive here there the carquinez bridge. i do want to mention that the bay bridge toll plaza has been steady at about 10 to 15 minutes waiting before you make it on to the span. northbound 101 near university, there's a crash in palo alto. and traffic is slowing down from about highway 85. but fortunate for you, you can use 280 instead of one. that is a decent alternate route. getting past that crash in palo alto. san francisco just has a little bit of slow traffic on northbound 101 from the old candlestick exit up to cesar chavez. at 8:31, back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. the chp is issuing a traffic advisory around the sonoma raceway this morning. >> highway 37 and 101 will be
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jammed because of the toyota save mart 350 on sunday. but the engines will start roaring later today. alex savidge is live at the raceway where you are getting a chance to try out for the pit crew. are you going to turn in your reporter microphone and work for the pit crew. >> reporter: i don't know if it will work out for me. i may have to stick with my day job. we will see. we get to take part in this virtual reality experience. this is the pit crew challenge. we focus a lot on the drivers here with nascar. but the pit crew are the unsung heroes of nascar. david fee with toyota racing joining me this morning. thank you for taking the time. we will get to experience through virtual reality what it is like to be part of a pit crew. >> it will be great. you will see the car come screeching down the pit road and right in front of you. >> all right. we're going to get to it and put our head sets on. with that being said, i probably changed one, maybe two
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tires in my life. any words of advice, david? >> be fast. >> what is that? >> be fast. >> i'm in this virtual reality world. you can see on the screen what is going on. we've got this car. i have to make it go up. carefully remove each of these lug nuts. and there you go. then i have to take this tire and toss it -- now, what if that tire hits somebody? that is dangerous, it seems like to me. then i grab another one. will fans be able to take part in this virtual reality experience. >> absolutely. this is all free. >> i'm putting -- >> all three days here. >> okay. i'm putting the -- the lug nuts back on. >> there he goes. he is off. what is our time? hey, kevin. kevin is running the thing in the back there. >> 14 seconds. >> 14 seconds. >> nice work, alex. >> is that going to get me a job on pit road? >> no. >> he says unfortunately not. what is a fast time?
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for a pit crew to change out all of the tires. >> generally they're around 11 seconds with all four and filling the tanks. >> allie. >> not toad bad. >> just three seconds off. >> not too shabby. >> i'm going to keep at it. absolutely. but, listen, it will be a dynamite weekend out here at sonoma raceway. the temperatures have really cooled off. with the heat we have seen the last week. it will be a great day, a great weekend, i should say, for all race fans. culminating with the toyota save mar 350 on sunday. we talked about it being dale earnhardt, jr.'s last race. a sentimental favorite. a lot of fans pulling for them. >> a lot of people make a whole weekend of it. they bring their campers and rvs and make it a weekend event. >> they are already here. they moved in, if you will, yesterday. the rvs and campers came and
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set up shop here. close to the racetrack. those folks are ready to go. it is one big nascar party all weekend long here at sonoma raceway. i know you talked about the traffic. certainly bears repeating one more time. highway 37 all weekend long is probably a good spot to avoid unless you're trying to get to the raceway. >> nascar has been running there since 1989. ricky rub the first winner. they're always welcome in the bay area. appreciate it, alex. we should have cooler temperatures this weekend. bay area firefighters are still on high alert. in vallejo yesterday firefighters battled extreme temperatures to save homes from a grass fire. flames spread quickly up the hillside to the several homes in the glenn cove neighborhood. four homes were damaged but firefighters got there before it was too late. >> we've got our lives. so i consider us blessed. we're really blessed. we have all of our stuff intact. none of our things burned up
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and we're insured. >> firefighters suffered minor leg and ankle injuries while fighting the fire. the fire was started by a jeep that caught fire at the carquinez bridge toll plaza on the eastbound side of interstate 80. temperatures of 113 are expected today in phoenix, arizona. it has been so hot that visits to the area's main burn center doubled during the heat wave. the injuries include contact burns after touching hot cars or walking on pool decks or other surfaces without shoes. new this morning, investigators in london revealed it was a refrigerator that sparked the highrise fire that killed 79 people. combustible materials on the exterior of the building have been blamed for the quick spread of the flames. those materials failed safety tests. investigators are now looking at every company that may have been involved in the building of the highrise and considering filing manslaughter charges. ktvu has obtained exclusive video of an attempted robbery wednesday night that turned
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into a double homicide in brentwood. footage from a neighbor shows the two alleged robbers walking up the driveway of a home on birch street lane wednesday night. the thieves confronted the homeowner in his garage where there's a large safe. they ordered him to open the safe, not knowing there was a loaded gun inside. the homeowner grabbed the gun and shot both men. >> he is always in the garage. he is sitting in there watching television, just chilling. the garage was open i'm pretty sure. once he opened the safe, he pulled the gun out and started firing. >> the two men who were killed were both in their 30s from ante -- antioch. the homeowner is not being charged with a crime because he was acting in self defense. police in palo alto are searching for a man accused of exposing himself to two girls in separate incidents on wednesday. here is a sketch of the man they're looking for. in the first incident he was in a parked car and called a 12- year-old girl walking her dog nearby.
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she was able to see that the man had no pants or underwear. then he drove away. about 90 minutes later, a man with a similar description drove up alongside a 16-year- old girl riding her bike. he didn't say anything but exposed himself to her as well. the man is described as white in his 20s or 30s driving a white or silver four-door sedan. bill cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate men about what he considers the dangers of the judicial system. a pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial last week in his sexual assault case. prosecutors plan to retry him. two representatives for cosby say the entertainer will tour the country to teach young athletes and married men how to avoid sexual assault allegations. advocates for sexually abused women say cosby is trying to influence people who may be jurors in the next trial. the question of the day is what do you think of the post trial plan to hold the town halls? good idea or bad idea? let's take a look at the
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results so far. 11% say good idea. 89% say bad idea. let us know what you think by voting on our twitter page and you can comment on our facebook page. bay area home prices are breaking records once again. core logic says the bay area median price hit a new high of $755,000 in may. that is up 7% from last year. median prices are well over $1 million in marin, san francisco and san mateo counties. analysts say it is because of a classic case of supply and demand. there are relatively few homes for sale on the market. with interest rates remaining low, there are plenty of buyers competing for the houses. not waiting for a check from mexico. up next, the president's new plan when it comes to paying for a border wall. we do have a couple of things out there causing some slow traffic. we will let you know where they are. for the most part, we are off to a good commute for this friday. and we're off to a cooler
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start on this friday as well. some of the fog is already retreating. but there is plenty off shore. and we're setting the stage for a cooler pattern into the weekend.
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♪ ♪ back of my neck getting pretty ♪ ♪. [music]♪ >> grew up listening to this song. always thought it was about san francisco. but it's probably about every city. thank you for the request for your songs this morning. that one came from steve. we do this every friday morning with a theme. take these off now. if there's a song that you want to know, let us know. just hughes #ktvu on twitter, instagram or facebook. the justices met yesterday and may have decided about whether to allow the temporary ban to go into effect. the executive order was originally signed back in january but it was revised after a lower court blocked it from going into effect. a 9th circuit court of appeals ruled it bans federal immigration law by
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discriminating against people based on nationality. president trump's latest border wall plan may be tough to pull off. he wants to add solar panels to the border wall. he claims it would help pay for the wall but experts disagree. >> the guiding principles in large scale solar utility plants are transmission, transmission, transmission. and frankly much of the area along the border has weak infrastructure and does not have very good transmission. >> the president's border wall would stretch about 2,000 miles along the u.s. border with mexico. so far congress has not approved any funding for the wall. we just received footage of actor johnny depp creating an internet fire storm after joking about killing president trump. >> it is just a question. i'm not insinuating anything. of course it will be in the press and it will be horrible.
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i like that you are all a part of it. when was the last time that an actor assassinated a president? >> depp was referring to johns wilks booth killing abraham lincoln at a theater in 1865. he was presenting one of his films. the white house says that president trump condemns violence in all forms and it is sad that johnny depp did not follow the president's lead. trop storm or depression cindy is still dumping lots of rain on kentucky and west virginia. on wednesday a 10-year-old boy died on the alabama coast when he was hit by a log that washed ashore. the storm has been downgraded but authorities are warning there could be nor flash flooding and strong winds this weekend. 8:45. time to check in with sal. sal, i didn't get to mention it last time during your traffic jams. lime glad at that you got to dj jazzy jeff and the fresh
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prince. >> i think that was a '90s song. >> yeah. i'm revealing what era i'm from. >> right. i love that song. good morning, everyone. thank you, allie. stay tuned for the 9. you will be on and so will mike. let's look at the macarthur maze. a decent commute. we've had a little bit of traffic that has been coming up to the maze. no major problems. continuing out through the area. also looking at the bay bridge. we have a steady and slow backup. it has never grown more than 10 or 15 minutes. that is good. we will take that getting into san francisco. on the peninsula, clearing an accident northbound 101 right are near the university avenue accident. the alternate route is to use 280 instead of 101 heading north. let's bring in steve with today's weather. >> thank you, sal. >> you're welcome. >> we've had a fun week. >> yes. >> it has been hot and darn hot for many. last sunday was the day that everybody got in on that. but then yesterday was i would say about 90% did. but there were some on the
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coast that did not. san francisco really did not. it was still warm compared to average temps. you didn't have the 90sand 100s. if you were inland, this was the hottest stretch since 2006. nine days of hot temperatures. a cool pattern going into the weekend and early next week. down 12 in fairfield. livermore down 14. at one time yesterday i think it was 11:00 a.m., they were plus 25. here we go again. one extreme to the other. we will settle into a -- it has been tough to get a normal pattern. a couple weeks we were cool and windy. 60s for highs and we warmed up. one day at normal temps. they are dropping. 93 yesterday in santa rosa. we will go 82. 98 to 89 gilroy. 96 to 88 in san jose. east san jose yesterday was 102 degrees. you can see some of the fog now is really starting to go up and down the coast. once it makes that kind of a footprint, if you will, along
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with the delta breeze, we are in store for a cooler pattern. if you're over by the coast, it will be upper 50s, 60s, around the bay. at least another day. again, if you're out towards lodi or something, it may take until monday. it will not be warming up. it will be cooling down. temperatures are on their way down. still in the 90s for a few inland today or 100s. over the weekend, allie, into sunday and monday, we see temperatures getting back to season al averages -- seasonal averages. >> that is good. thanks, steve. you might see four-legged friends when you get to the office this morning. more on the reason behind something called take your dog to workday and the potential benefits for workers. a hundred miles? a thousand miles? how about less than a mile and a half? crystal geyser always bottled at the mountain source.
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how fafrom its sourcelpine spring to the bottle?travel ♪ how about less than a mile and a half? crystal geyser is the only major us spring water bottled at the mountain source. >> a teenager was killed in southern california after a bullet fired by a sheriff's deputy ricocheted when deputies fired at an aggressive pit bull. it happened around 4:00 yesterday morning in palmdale.
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deputies were responding to reports of loud music in the area when the dog lunged at them. the bullet hit the ground and ended up hitting the 17-year- old boy. one of the deputies was also hit. the pit bull was euthanized and the incident is now under investigation. a veteran los angeles police officer was arrested accused of having sex with a teenage police cadet who was suspected of stealing police cars and going for joy rides. the chief personally handcuffed the 10-year police veteran accused of having sex with a minor. investigators say the teenager used the name of a sergeant who was on vacation to sign out the car that contained stun guns and police radios. >> i certainly think there may be -- may be a connection to the wooing of this underaged
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female and access to the equipment. i don't know. you know, that would be consistent with pedophile-type behavior. >> investigators say cane worked as a police equipment room operator who allowed the cadets to take the police cars. police in san pablo released photos of a man wanted for at least two bank robberies. detectives say surveillance cameras showed the man at a nearby liquor store after one of the robberies. they say he has distinctive tattoos, including praying hands on his shoulders. he robbed a citibank branch on june 13th and a chase bank last tuesday. the ford motor company is offering a new option in san francisco for people who want to rent bikes but some smaller bike rental companies are now worried it could take away their business. the ford go bike recently unveiled a new go pass that allows riders unlimited three- hour trips within 4 hours for
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15 bucks. the target audience is commuters. but some smaller bike rental companies says they are also going after the tourist market. >> now they're targeting the visitor market, we feel that is encroaching on our livelihood. >> we don't want ford and motivate to do to our mom and pop bike rentals that employs locals what uber did to the taxi industry. >> ford will expand the fleet from 700 to 7,000 bikes across the bay area. it is one of the highlights of the sonoma marin fair. the world's ugliest dog contest is being held in petaluma today. here is last year's winner. the contest starts at 6:00 tonight. the winner is awarded $1,500. a trophy and is flown to new york city for media appearances. and today is national take your dog to workday. it was started back in 1999 by the company pet sitters international as a way to
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promote pet adoptions. the company says dogs can make the work environment better by boosting moral. walking a dog in the extreme heat is not a good idea. but one man is cashing in on his business helping pets get the exercise they need. david lopez is bringing his portable doggy treadmill to animal shelters across arizona. it is self propelled so the dog sets the speeds. it accommodates pets up to 200 pounds. coming up, bart's board of directors are dealing with several problems on trains from immigration to seat hogs. we will tell what you this means if you take bart.
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>> uber's former ceo is back in the news. court documents filed this week state kalanick hired a former google engineer despite having received warnings that the engineer was carrying around data from his former employer's property. google's spin-off company alleges that he ripped off the trade secrets before leaving the company 18 months ago. they say he downloaded trade secrets and used that data to jump start uber's own self- driving car research. more than 1,000 uber employees signed a letter asking that the board of directors actually reinstate
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travis kalanick as ceo. he resigned on tuesday after being pressured by the investors to step down. there have been a series of controversies at uber in recent months, including sexual harassment allegations by a former engineer. kalanick has been dealing with a personal tragedy. his mother was killed in a boating accident last month. bart has a new safe transit policy. it passed in an 8-1 vote. it aligns bart with the sanctuary movement and states that bart police will not spend time enforcing federal immigration laws. it forageds asking riders about immigration status. it passed a policy that charges 50 cents for paper tickets and the seat hog ordinance will be enforced. the nba champs grabbed jordan bell in the second
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round. number 38 overall pick in yesterday's draft. reportedly the warriors paid three and a half million dollars to the bulls to get the rights to bell. he led oregon to the final four last season. two cal players were picked in the second round of the draft. rab was taken by the orlando magic and traded to the grizzlies. he left cal after his sophomore season. bird who graduated in richmond was drafted by the boston celtics. landon donovan is celebrating the birth of his second child. earlier this week he announced that his son was born. he posted a photo on social media and said everybody is happy and healthy. back at the donovan home. some of the world's top soccer players are on display at the confederation cup. it is a prelude to the world cup next year in russia. we will have some of the matches this weekend.
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russia takes on mexico. you don't want to miss mornings on 2. we will be airing on ktvu plus both saturday and sunday. >> preparations for pride. we're talking to sfpd about about security measures in place. who will be taking the stage during the 80th season of the stern grove festival. all of the action at sonoma raceway as nascar races into the bay area. ♪[music] ♪ i will get by ♪ >> a big weekend is knocking on the door was we give you a live look from the hills of marin county, out towards eventually the city by the bay. the giants are back in town. stern grove festival kicks off this weekend. sf pride ready to roll. of course there is a touch of gray in the sky as you can see that fog making its way through the golden gate into san francisco bay. a little touch of gray. yeah. i get a little touch now and

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