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it was not until the firefighters arrived they were able to extricate the children from the car. this tragic crash is solemn for
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everyone at the police department. i am myself am a father, and it really impacts us when children are involved.
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president trump is becoming more isolated in the aftermath of the charlottesville violence. he's receiving criticism from within his own party and responding to twitter. -- through twitter. in just moshing he criticized -- morned he criticized republican senator lindsey graham saying he falsely stated i said there's moral equivalency between the klan and leftists. that's a lie. he also tweeted quote sad to see the history and our great country being ripped apart. he goes on to say the beauty of the monuments will be greatly missed. the city of baltimore has now removed several confederate monuments. robert e. lee, jackson, and other federal generals were taken down by crews as people stood and watched.
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and a plaque dedicated to general lee was removed from a brooklyn church. many others are debating removing similar statues and monuments. there have been calls for that here in california two years ago after the church shooting in south carolina. a state senator proposed banning the names of confederate leaders on public property. it passed with the support of republicans and democrats, but governor brown vetoed it saying it was a matter for local towns and schools to decide. there's only a happenedful of sites in -- handful of sites in california. and the mayor in arizona is calling for president trump to not hold a campaign rally. he says he hopes president trump is not coming to phoenix
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to announce a pardon for former sheriff joe arpaio. jackie spear is calling for president trump to be removed from office using the 25th amendment. t. >> there's been a mountain of evidence that has been growing that would suggest the president is unstable, that he's impulsive, and that it would be dangerous for him to be in a position of determining whether or not to, you know, push the button and engage us in a nuclear war. >> the congresswoman echoed those feelings on twitter says quote potus is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability, time to invoke the 25th amendment. the 25th amendment has never been used, but it allows the vice president and majority of the cabinet to declare the
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president unable to discharge the duties of the office. a two-thirds majority is require. another east bay congressman questioning president trump's leadership. he called the president quote unfocused and unstable, and he also said it's time for democrats and republicans to recognize that president trump can't lead us. he said he hopes americans will elect more democrats to congress in the 2018 midterm election since he says some republicans have shirked their responsibility to keep the president in check. >> presidents don't usually hear their predecessors criticizing the job they're doing, but that's not the case now. president george w. bush and h. w. bush issued a statement that
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didn't reference president trump by name, but talked about it. and president obama posted a quote from nelson mandela saying quote no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or background or religious. more than 3.9 million people have liked the tweet. a permit granted for a protest is drawing criticism, and now the national parks service is reconsidering the decision to let a right wing group hold a rally on august 26th. yesterday the golden gate national recreation area issued a statement saying it will make a final decision on the permit within the next seven business days after a safety review. the change of heart comes after pressure from senators and city leaders. there's something golden in
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the sky, and i think it's the sun! >> what, where? [ laughter ] >> most locations running about one to five degrees warmer, but livermore is up seven. we have an eclipse forecast. it looks like low clouds, we call it fog, will be near the coast on the coast, and some over the bay. inland should be fine. so get tot higher ground or go inland that. looks to be your -- inland that. looks to be your best bet. oregon and idaho, looks like there could be some cloud cover. oregon looks good. we'll see if that changes. that's the way it's looking right now. fog is retreating fast, burning off soon for san jose and the santa clara valley. san jose is up five degrees compared to 24 hours ago. mild to warm to hot. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s unless you're in ukia. santa rosa up a few, that's
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about average. oakland 72, 76, little above average. livermore82, cool week for them. 9 today. should be around -- 89 today. should be around 88, so they're above average. 71 the forecast high in the city. the average is 68. that's been a rare occasion lately, but i think they'll get above 68 today. 92 the record high. and philadelphia in town to take on the giants. mild, mostly clear, not much of a breeze, 65 degrees. overall that fog has retreated much sooner today. some thunderstorms over the sierra, but quieter today than yesterday. still a little breeze, not that strong, and around oakland 60s and 70s, and in the city mid- 60, downtown at 65, 60s, 70s, 80s, and to the north we're seeing 70s to 80s as well.
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everyone pretty close on the temperatures, and look for fog to be near the coast, but taking some breaks there. it's warm in the valley, it's okay in the sierra, but there's a few thunderstorms popping up, so hazy sunshine and some warmer conditions for most. some fog near the coast, but the lows near 60, so not that bad. 60s, 70s, 80s, and then 90s popping up were again, and the -- up again, and cooler sunday into monday you two. >> i'll take a few days. >> you got it, go to the pool. >> thanks steve. still ahead, a north bay homeless encampment cleared out after 20 years. the deplorable conditions crews found. you are the reason to investigate, contact us if you have a tip.
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we've been watching stocks take pretty broad losses throughout the session led by declines in tech companies, but the dow is down by almost a full percent dropping more than 200 points. percentage-wise the story is similar, even a little worse on the others. clearly, mike, one of the worst days on stocks we've seen in awhile. we'll check the numbers before it closes in about a half hour. and most people that rent their home in the bay area plan to leave. the housing site apartment list says 83 percent of renters plan to leave the region. the cost of living is the
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biggest reason they plan to leave. 13 percent say their job, and 10 percent say the commute. they also report recent surveys show about a third of all bay area residents plan to leave the area due to the high cost of living and bad commute. seasonal work starts now, and not for christmas. halloween is just a couple of months away, and spirit halloween is hiring across the country. many jobs right here in the bay area. the company says it expects to be very busy this year. a homeless camp on five acres of land that's been around for 25 years has been cleared, but it didn't happen overnight. >> for weeks workers were visiting there trying to coax people into services. >> services. >> i think you smelled it coming up. >> reporter: this homeless camp
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like any other has health and safety issues. >> there are rats, humane waste, needles. >> reporter: but unlike newer camps, this sprawling community dates to the 90s. 50 people here last month. it gets smaller in the winter, but homeless hill has never gone away, even as the neighbors complained. >> they hear the fights, they hear people in the middle of the night. who knows what's going on? >> reporter: this week a turning point as bulldozers knocked down the tent, some on multilevels with drecks and stairs -- decks and stairs carved into the dirt. >> propane, gasoline, heating oils. >> reporter: fireshave broken out, none that got away. >> it wasn't a risk we could allow to continue. >> reporter: now the brush and trees will be thinned so the hill can't be a hiding place for people that want to squat here again. rooms full of furniture carted off. >> it will get the vegetation
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if there's a fire, but there's also fuel. there's a road up here. >> reporter: now the real work begins with those coaxed off the hill. >> we actually lowered barriers so people are willing to come in. >> reporter: outreach workers told them last month new shelter beds were available, they could stay together and bring their pets. >> i wanted to take a shower. >> reporter: this couple. the first to leave -- was the first to leave and has been there to longest, 18 years. >> back then there were only six people up there. >> reporter: they consider the shelter a steppingstone to permanent housing. >> the hill was covered in all kinds of garbage. it didn't need anybody on it. >> reporter: helping people where they are. santa rosa figures if it can work here in a camp so entrenched, it can work everywhere. >> they've fallen through every single safety net we have, and we're their last line of defense, and we have to not place judgment on individuals
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just trying to survive from night tonight, and instead say let's see what we can do to solve it. >> reporter: ktvu, fox 2 news . we have an update for you on the deadly terrorist attack in percent low that spain. the police vision -- barcelona spain. at the time police investigation continues -- the police investigation continues. and we have a special hiring event today in the bay area, and the big bonuses being offered.
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we continue to follow breaking news out of spain where a van drove right through a crowd of people at a popular tourist area. >> the president of the region say police have arrested two people in the van attack that happened. he also updated casualty figures. he says 12 people are confirmed dead, at least 80 confirmed hospitalized after a white van jumped the sidewalk and swarved through a -- swerved through a busy pedestrian area. a movement of silence will be held in the city's main square at noon tomorrow to quote show that we are not scared and we are more united than ever.
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these pictures taken in the moments after the attack happened. again, we'd like to update you with the new information that says 12 people killed, at least 80 injured. president trump reacting to the attack tweeting saying quote the united states condemn it is terror attack in barcelona, spain, and we'll do whatever it takes to help. we love you. as we get more information we'll bring it to you here and on ktvu.com. back here in the bay area, bart now offering a $10,000 bonus to help attract new police officers. the police chief made the announcement this morning at the hiring our heroes event in san francisco. he says the department has 39 openings for new officer and want to fill the positions within the next 18 months. he says there's been an increase in crimes on trains and at station this is year. >> we want to make sure we
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ensure our riders are feeling safe and we have enough staff to police not only our stations, but our trains and parking lots as well. well. >> the chief says they are activity searching for military members to join bart's police fort. controversy on the campus of san jose state university. >> it's over the return of a professor accuse offed sexually ahassing -- accused of sexually harassing a student. >> i'm disgusting, i'm outraged, i'm offended, i'm fearful for our students. >> reporter: jason laker is a professor in the department of education, and received this memo stating another professor in the department will be returning to campus this semester at san jose state. back in 2015, a graduate student claimed he sexually harassed her. laker was an advisor, and says
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the other professor made inappropriateremarks that he wants to date her. >> i'm calling bs. >> reporter: the claims were substantiated, and he was suspended for two weeks, and had diversity training. another allegation came from another student in 2014. the school says after an expensive investigation those allegations were not substantiated and no appeals were filed. laker believes the school failed the students. >> >. there's no indication of a sincere commitment nor a lawful one to address these issues. the school protected the harasser, the school rewarded the harasser. >> reporter: we reached out to the professor and did not hear from him. we did hear from his attorney who told us over the phone, the first investigation was fraud, and he was vindicated in the last one.
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>> i understand there's a prior claim against him, but the complete story is not out there. >> reporter: while the attorney's message to student social security trust the process, but -- students is to trust the process, but some can't help but be concerned. >> i think teachers should be people you feel you can go to in any swigs, and if they feel like someone could be a predator, that takes away that safe space. a new security system is being tested at subway stations in los angeles. . airport style body scanners are being used to quickly detect guns and explosives as part of a two-day pilot program. the transportation authority says the portable machines can scan about 600 people per hour. if the program is successful, the scanners could become permanent. the loss prevention company that deals with shoplifters at major department stores in san francisco may need to close up shop in california.
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a judge ruled in favor of the city attorney who said the methods they used were textbook examples of extortion and false imprisonment. >> reporter: suspected shoplifters at major department stores don't get hand cuffed by police, instead san francisco city attorneys say they answer to a private business called cec, or corrective education company. >> they basically would intimidate and get someone they suspected of being a shoplifter and say unless you, um, sign this form and pay us money we're going to report you to the police. >> reporter: the problem with that he says, it's illegal. >> the law is clear. this is a textbook case of extortion. >> reporter: and false imprisonment he contends. this week a superior court judge agreed. >> they were establishing alternative, a parallel system of justice. >> reporter: cec claims to
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partner with law enforcement, and credits itself from removing 10,000 people from the criminal justice system. they sent an e-mail saying they were shocked and dismayed by tuesday's ruling. we were disheartened for our partners, and for those in california who face a life long scarlet letter because of one bad choice. >> if this company or any other company really wants to partner with law enforcement, they should do so. >> reporter: several other stores are named in the suit filed on behalf of the people of the state of california. cec currently operates in more than 25 states. >> i believe many were fearful and just signed up for this bogus program. >> reporter: he says there are 13,000 accused shoplifters that used cec's program, and that could potentially translate
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into millions of dollars in restitution fees, not to mention tens of millions in penalty fees. in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. the solar eclipse now just four days away. what is being done to prevent power problems with california's solar powered system? >> the senate is going strong at this moment, and the bay area is warming up, we'll have another look at the forecast coming up.
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steps are being taken to make sure next week's solar eclipse doesn't cause any power problem. >> almost half the power in california is provided by solar power. >> so what does it mean for the power grid? claudine wong has the answers. >> reporter: an august 21st the sky will go dark, but that doesn't mean california will. >> in the northern part of state we'll have about 75 percent solar eclipse, and in the south about 65 percent. but we have a tremendous amount of portable solar panels in place, and that means the moon will actually come between the sun's rays and the panels, and on a day like today, when you have things that obscure the sun you get less solar power. >> reporter: so how much power are we talking about? solar energy is about 1.4 percent of the energy generated in the u.s. an estimated 1.4
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million americans rely on solar power. in the august 21st solar eclipse, the moon will block out the sun for a maximum of 2 minutes and 29 seconds. >> we expect to get less power, three and a half to four gig watts is the equal of two nuclear power plants at peak capacity, so that's a lot of electricity. again, we have a lot of other resources, but what do we have to do? >> reporter: they're not expecting problems and doesn't think the eclipse is a power issue, calling it instead an opportunity. the public utilities commission put together a website asking people to make a pledge to cut the sun some slack and turn off power for just a couple of hours. >> >. what we're seeing to the people of california is there's something you can do so we don't have to spin up the
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inefficient and polluting natural gas resources. the period between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., just unplug phone chargers, turn off your computer if you're not using it. power down the power strips. these simple things all add up. >> reporter: claudine wong, ktvu, fox 2 news. >> and as the countdown continues to the much anticipated solar eclipse, businesses are looking to profit from it. >> of course! and here's how they're preparing for stellar sales. >> reporter: the first coast to coast eclipse in almost 100 years is sending businesses into a frenzy. protective flays are essential for -- glasses are essential for viewing the solar eclipse. some nasa certified manufacturers offer over 20 varieties. other merchandise like shirts and hats all up for grabs in anticipation of the bucket list event. the path of totality includes spots that might not usually
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get a lot of foot traffic to begin with. >> a lot of hotels and the inns and the camping sites along this path are actually requiring people to stay put for four or five nights as a way to capitalize on people traveling long distances to be within the narrow path. >> reporter: the holiday inn in nashville says interest in the area hasn't slowed down. >> rates are about 30 percent higher than we normally give, so really strong demand, and it grew as people got excited, gets closer to the eclipse. >> reporter: the makers of moon pies noticed their kinship with the eclipse over a year ago, and the pick up they've seen sense has been out of this world. >> moon pie is running 24 hours a day celebrating the eclipse, and we're getting requests from retail partners and festivals and events to have the moon pies. >> the number one selling point is experience, so the more you
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can pack onto the experience as a travel provider, the more people will gobble it up. it's not just about the overnight stays and the special glasses, the more comprehensive experience the travel companies create around this, the more successful it will be both for the consumer and the travel provider. >> reporter: even the united states postal service is cashing in with a special edition stamp. it has a special ink that uses heat from your finger to reveal the moon. >> we're grateful the sun and moon participated in and agreed with marketing plans this year. >> reporter: with 200 million people living within a days drive of the path of totality, fill up with low gas prices, and take a drive. >> i have three sheets of the solar eclipse samples at home, and -- stamps at home, and i'm
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not going to use them! [ laughter ] >> and we have complete solar eclipse coverage starting at 9:00. >> i should get some of those. >> i went to another post office and they were sold out, so you might be too late. >> i'll try my local post office. all right, weather. >> what a change. >> feels like we haven't had a big event for the weather. >> but i think you're good as long as you're not on the coast, but on twitter doug says do you have your eclipse tie yet, i do not. >> that's nice, i like that. >> i do too! i'd like to get one, but i don't. n't. camping the 25th through the 27th, i've checked multiple sites with weather, what's your take? my take is that it will be cool and breezy. upper 60s, and low 70s. but ask me again next week.
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the fog burned off quickly, and it's disappeared on parts of the coast. this is the same system that visited us on monday. that's the one, it gets a lot of energy as it moves into the great lakes. it's wrapped up, a very deep system for this time of year. this is more late september looking. on the back side a little cooler in minneapolis. i was watching the reds and cubs, and they were talking about how humid it was. that's because it's drawing up the moisture from the gulf. as it came out of california and the four corners, there it is. back home sunshine for everyone unless you're dealing with fog on the coast. a little breeze,s but not much. 60s,and 70s. upper 70s in livermore. warmer today by about one to
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seven degrees. some 60s on the coast, but thunderstorms will pop up over the sierra, but for us, 60s, 07s, 8 -- 70s, 80s, 90s. tomorrow a warmer day. about the same saturday, and then looking cooler as a low drops into southern california equaling cooler temperatures, even for us on monday. if there something going on monday? >> i have heard there is. >> you know, it's the first day of school for a lot of students, and i talked with my children's school, and they have the glasses ready, they'll let the kids out to see it. now we just have to get mother nature and the clouds to comply. >> lain and higher elevations -- inland and higher elevations. the heart break ovillussing a family member -- of losing a family member can be unbearable, but for one family the campaign was compounded. >> they told ktvu that the family member was buried in the wrong plot, away from the
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family. >> reporter: peggy's husband richard was buried in the wrong spot. >> he's not resting at peace yet, and it's been five years in january. he deserves to rest in peace and be where he's supposed to be. he deserves better than this. >> reporter: richard was a veteran, a retired marine who served two tours in vietnam. >> every holiday he'd put flags out. he was very proud of his country. >> reporter: at home in brentwood. >> i like a lot of them, i like that one too. >> reporter: peggy share it -- shares the collage that was displayed at his funeral. he died of cancer in 2013. >> he couldn't walk. >> reporter: richard was laid to rest without peggy knowing it was not the plot they
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purchased more than a decade ago. >> they had a big piece of turf out and a tarp and chairs, and it was a really hard day for me, so i didn't look at where they were burying them. i thought, you know, i trusted them that it was the right place. >> reporter: the records show richard, peggy, and her brother robert prepurchased several plots together back in 1999. the three plots were side by side. one for richard and peggy, one for robert and his wife, and one for another relative. >> our intention was to be buried together for eternity. >> reporter: we trusted them completely. >> reporter: it wasn't until after richard's death did peggy notice it was botched. >> after i went up there after he died to put flowers up there i noticed there was somebody buried next to him which was supposed to be my brother. >> reporter: she says it led to
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an upsetting admission by management. >> they did bury richard in the wrong place, but my brother's plots were where they're supposed to be which is not true. >> reporter: it snow balled after that. robert says someone else is buried in one of his plots, his spaces were shifted over. peggy's plot was moved four stays as way where he's -- spaces away where he's buried between two strangers, separated from the family. >> time went on and nothing happened and nothing got resolved or said. no apologies, no nothing. >> reporter: the family is now taking legal action. >> it took us quite a bit of time to determine what happened. >> reporter: the attorney says she believes the mix up is traced back to the 90s when oakmont was selling plots that didn't correspond to where people were buried. >> in 2003 they tried to reconsolidate, and they sent
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letters to some of the plot owners, but not all of the plot owners. >> reporter: robert received a letter, but peggy and richard did not. >> they stressed the location of the plot didn't change, just the numbers. >> reporter: is it possible other people are buried in wrong plots? >> it's possible that people don't know that the plots that they had originally purchased were moved. >> reporter: we went to the memorial park in search of answers. >> this is a cemetery, i don't know what your purpose is. >> reporter: the manager referred us to the company's attorney out of state. >> i really don't have any information. >> reporter: ktvu learned oakmont is owned by a company based in pennsylvania. they sent a statement reading quote, the origins of lawsuit developed player to our owner -- prior to our ownership of
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the property. >> i went there, a bought a plot and trusted these people. >> reporter: peggy's hope is that another family is spared the pain she's going through after her visits to the cemetery, she brings the heartache home, and she's left considering options that may never bring her peace for her husband's final resting place. >> we'll have to dig him up, and who wants to do that? or i won't be buried with him in eternity. it's a no win situation for me. still to come, kevin durant fans are celebrating the fans are celebrating the warrio
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well, it's kevin durant day in the state of maryland. the warriors star and nba champion was honored in his hometown where he was greeted with a victory parade this morning. durant brought the nba championship trophy with him. we'll have it right here on
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mornings on 2. he's donated nearly a million dollars to his hometown. the money has gone to basketball and other sports programs. the filming of mission impossible 6 has been halted after tom cruise broke his ankle. he was performing a student and broke his ankle when he hit the side of the building. the film is still set to open next july. and we're on top of the latest news coming to us from barcelona today. >> 12 people have been killed. two people are in custody. >> a group called soldiers of the islamic state is now claiming responsibility. president trump and the secretary of state and vice president have all condemned the attack. >> we'll have more throughout the day for you online at ktvu.com. of course on ktvu facebook page and twitter as well. and a full report for you
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coming up today on the 4 on 2. >> and we saw people milling about on the streets after the attack, but now it's been in a state of lock down for a couple of hours. at least two people in custody. police still on the scene. we'll mention as well, you might have noticed the sharp drop in markets here in the u.s. more of that coming up at 4:00. ,,
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