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great job with the tag as well, the giants are leading until the eighth inning when hunter strickland gives up a single with a bases-loaded. the giants ended up splitting the series. the brewers are in town today. the best catch of the year happened yesterday in the junior league world series between pennsylvania and the china youngsters. he tracks the ball making a leaping catch. no he didn't. yes he did. the catch was first rolled out and then the call was overturned and it was overturned again. chinese taipei went on to win back but pennsylvania had the highlight. five us sailors are hurt and 10 are missing after a collision between a navy ship and tinker. the latest on the search and rescue efforts underway.
people are making their way to the chabot space & science center this morning. we saw a line of cars in the parking lot we will tell you about the party planned for the solar eclipse. this is "ktvu mornings on 2". >> monday, august 21 i'm gasia mikaelian good morning i'm dave clark let's talk about the weather with the eclipse. steve paulson knows how important it is. >> it is looking pretty gray and my concern is we need the sun and if we start going dark it will fill in. some of it won't burn off at all. there are always a few breaks but there are a lot of low clouds in place as well. a couple of breaks around the airport but it looks like it is filling in for almost everybody. good morning gasia mikaelian.
a friend of mine michael polanski sent me a picture from his friends house in salem, oregon and they are mostly clear. oregon and idaho are looking good although there is fire with smoke and haze. i don't see how we will get around the low fog and less some areas get some breaks but for the majority of us we are dealing with a lot of fog. even the higher elevations you might have to get above 3000 feet to see this because there is too much low clouds. it is a lower cloud deck and some fog. if you get the opportunity don't look directly at it. use those sunglasses only use the approved sunglasses. cloud coverage in oregon starting to clear out even in idaho. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s so many people in oregon
much better than down here we have a lot of gray marching inland and we have howling onshore wind ushering in the clouds. 50s with 60s for a few. 64 santa clara, 60 felton, lowrie and santa cruz with fog at the summit that is going to obscure things. southern california 62 degrees so we have a lot of haze and smoke from the fires. 60s 70s and a foggy day with 80s. we have a message from chp to get started. do not pull over not even on the side of the road. if you are watching the eclipse do not do with while driving. let's go take a look at the bay bridge. traffic is backed up all the way to the maze. 10 to 15 minutes on the delay going into the office today or
wherever you are going into san francisco before making it to that span. on this commute traffic will be okay in oakland north and southbound 880 passing the coliseum. on the other side we have slow traffic on the san mateo 101 and bayshore freeway. this long is moderate on dunbar and also. let's go back to the desk. we are just a few hours away from the total eclipse. >> millions will be watching the moon cover part of the sun for several minutes. there is a total eclipse roughly every 18 months somewhere on earth but this eclipse is only visible in the united states. we have shown you the path of totality. stretching from oregon to south carolina. 13 million people live in the past but today the number could double here in the bay area we
will see 76% of the eclipse. >> in oakland the chabot space & science center will be a popular spot for the eclipse even though you heard steve say the fog may obscure the view. allie rasmus is live with the preparations underway. >> reporter: the fog has been out all morning it is pretty thick here in the oakland hills so it feels like we are in the middle of a cloud because it is foggy. the officials say they hope the fog clears in time and certainly it has not discouraged people from coming here. they open in one hour. people are already waiting to get in line and people just want to be together to experience the event. chabot space & science center is planning for a party they are open from 8:00 until 1:00 this afternoon. people will be watching the eclipse through their telescopes if the weather permits, if not they will have
a live stream from nasa. the director of visitor experience says they are hopeful the weather will clear in time. there has been a bit of a microclimate but as early as 6:30 we had one person who walked out waiting for this event to happen.>> i am often on the late side but i like to be early for the airport and stuff like this does not happen often. >> you never know. it could burn off but we are hopeful. also we will be doing a live feed in the planetarium and the mega-theater totaling 450 people. we have also opened up classrooms for the live feed. >> reporter: even if you can't see the moon partially blocking the sunlight outside for the
eclipse we will be able to notice something different, the sky will get darker. we expect the partial eclipse that we will see or experience about 75% of the sun will be blocked. other science museums and many libraries are hosting eclipse viewing events like the lawrence hall of science and the alameda library. even if we can't see it because of the fog this is still something people want to experience in the social setting . 10:15 is the peak time where we will be at 75% blocked. so that is when we expect the most people to be out this morning. back to you guys.>> we will check in with allie rasmus throughout the morning hopefully the fog will clear.
sotelo's online are you watching the eclipse in person online or perhaps you're not watching at all. let us know by voting on ktvu.com or on twitter. we have a developing story from france where an investigation is underway into a deadly rampage involving a van. a van crashed into bus stops in france, one woman was killed and another was injured. the van driver has been arrested. the 35-year-old is being treated for psychological problems. a motive is not known and anti- terror investigators have not entered the case. another developing news story near singapore a search and rescue underway for 10 american sailors unaccounted for after u.s. navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker. christien kafton in the newsroom with the latest on the search for survivors and what
happened out of there. >> the collision happened in the early morning at 6:24 local time. now forces are all searching for survivors. the collision left a gaping hole in the side of the uss john mccain which flooded crew areas machineries and communications rooms. quick action by the crew prevented further flooding. in addition to the sailors missing five sailors were injured in the collision. four have been evacuated by helicopter. at this point investigators are trying to figure out how the collision happened in the first place.>> what we know is that both vessels were coming from south tennessee. both vessels, so i do not want to speculate how the incident happened. this area is a busy area.
>> the uss mccain was headed for singapore after performing an operation last week sailing close to one of china's islands. the shift is now into singapore it is named after john mccain's father and grandfather. senator john mcqueen -- mccain has tweeted saying that he and his wife are keeping the sailors in our prayers we appreciate the work of search and rescue crews. the john mccain is a guided missile destroyer now the second ship to have a major collision in the last two months. the uss fitzgerald collided with a freighter off the coast of japan where seven sailors died in that accident. the captain has been relieved of command. we are monitoring developments surrounding the latest collision and search for the missing sailors and we will have those details throughout
the morning. >> christien kafton, thank you. spanish authorities have confirmed the identity of the driver is a deadly van attack. the 22-year-old man is the last of the terrorist group who had not been captured. spanish officials believe that man walked away after the attack. there has been a manhunt underway across northern spain. 15 people died and 120 people were hurt last week. people bring candles toys among other items to the area where the van slammed into pedestrians. it is a very busy first day in oakland, coming up how an east bay school district has a lot on its plate including eclipse viewing and opening a
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president trump will address the nation tonight he will be laying out his plan to move forward with the war in afghanistan. >> ellison barber with more on what the president will be talking about. >> the president will lay out a plan for us engagement in south asia and afghanistan. the nation's longest war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives since it began 16 years ago. james mattis told reporters president trump settled on a plan but he would not give any specific details. >> i am not willing to make significant changes until we
know what the strategy was and what was the commitment going into this. in that regard the president made a decision. >> last night the white house announced a speech monday at 9:00 pm from fort myer president trump will tell the world and troops how he plans to proceed in a war that began in 2001 and has claimed the lives of more than 2000 us troops. democratic senator ben carson told foxnews more troops is not the answer. >> the objective needs to be to have a regime that can maintain some security so we don't see growing terrorist organizations again within afghanistan. this is not the us fight i don't believe putting more soldiers in afghanistan is the answer. >> this comes five days after president trump's infamous press conference on charlottesville. >> there is blame on both sides.
there is no doubt about it. >> tomorrow trump is headed to arizona for a rally in phoenix despite calls from the city mayor to be lay. the mayor says he is disappointed in the president decision to hold a rally in phoenix when the nation is trying to heal from charlottesville. in washington ellison barber foxnews. sal is right over there taking care of the folks on 880. >> that is right we have the commute on the east bay let's take a look first getting from the east bay into san francisco it is backed up to the maze this has become more crowded. when we first saw this it was not quite this crowded. 880 northbound the same thing we have a crowd near the coliseum. i want to mention if you are traveling to drive to alameda there is an overturned vehicle in the webster tube that moves
to alameda. overturned vehicle as someone was seen crawling out hopefully it is not a serious situation but if you want to move south and use a bridge that would be better. this is now a look at the south bay commute. a little but of slow traffic on 85, 101 and 280. 7:17 let's go to steve. good morning everybody. we have a lot of fog every station says cloudy except for the napa airport which says mostly cloudy. i don't see how we will get around this. some areas inland are burning back but remember as it gets dark some of the fog might fill in. from salem, oregon i can see the sunshine. somebody is going to see that in oregon. thank you to michael polansky
for sending me that. so things are looking good in oregon but not your. the fog has marched west and south with a lot of haze and smoke it looks like it is going to be foggy on the coast. may be parts of the sonoma or marin coast could clear but remember as the sun burned the fog off and as the sun disappears some of the fog might fill back in or really slow off the burning of the low clouds around the bay for many. the further east and north you move there is a good opportunity for fog. a few high clouds here but they are okay in oregon and idaho. they do have a lot of fires with haze but that should not obscure the view. 50s for temperatures, with a
decent onshore breeze gusting up to 30 at travis bringing in the fog inland. 60s for many with water temperature rising much warmer for the lows. there are mid-60s with a few 50s at napa airport and santa rosa. glenallen 59, bodega bay 58, rohnert park 61. we have a few client -- high clouds from those thunderstorms in the sierra. lake county looking good mostly sunny with a couple of clouds but no issues in lake county. 60s and 70s with some 80s for temperatures looking like this could be the coolest day of the week with gradual warming more so toward the end of the week. coming up, why the bell of big ben is out of commission and when it will be hurt again.
improve delivery times and keep up with amazon. amazon has filed for a patent for an airborne fulfillment center. the opening bell, starbucks posting a gain after positive articles over the weekend about the success of its mobile order and pay options, projections for stock to gain in the next couple of months. checking on the markets in general, starting down moving lower in the last hour. here is a live look at the dow jones down 66 points. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are down. nasdaq down the most percentagewise down .5%. china's largest suv maker confirms it is interested in buying fiat chrysler. great wall motors indicated an intention to buy the jeep and ram truck rants.
there has been speculation for several days that great wall was behind an offer earlier this month. if they purchase fiat chrysler it would be china's largest deal involving a foreign automaker. there are new reports google could be playing billions to remain a key component of apples safari. google is the default search engine on safari, three years ago google paid apple $1 billion to maintain that relationship, now google may have to pay three times as much because apple has increased its iphone sales not surprisingly apple and google are not commenting. the odds are not in your favor but people are still buying tickets for the lottery. nobody matched all six numbers on saturday, the new jackpot for wednesday is $650 million that would make it the third- largest jackpot in us history,
the price has grown so large because nobody has matched all six numbers in more than two months. the odds of winning are one out of 292 million but somebody will win eventually. elon musk is joining experts who want a global ban on artificial intelligence saying that it could be deadly, he says it should be regulated and if it is not it is a threat. the group of experts asked the united nations for a local banned -- ban on killer robots including drones tanks and machine guns. electronic arts based in redwood city announced a partnership with the nfl creating an annual videogame tournament. amazing a lot of people go to these venues and they sit and
watch other people play video games. so, ea sports is hoping it will be a good success. some rare deals with a rare sight some of the companies offering special treats and deals because of today's solar eclipse. it is the first day of school for many students and they will be walking in at the start of the eclipse, coming up with will hear from teachers and what they have planned.
in about 1 1/2 hours all eyes will be skyward hopefully protected by those special glasses. the solar eclipse is about to happen but my goodness the bay area is not cooperating. we will talk to steve paulson to find the best possible place for viewing but first, i'm gasia mikaelian good morning, i'm dave clark let's get to steve paulson over here.>> this is as bad as it gets for the eclipse. reports of drizzle and
rain in livermore and pacifica. although antioch and brentwood are good people said we are good out here so people have been asking where should i go?>> go past walnut creek north of cloverdale and a look at the fog filling in even over there. fairfield is all right the last i heard fairfield was clear so if you go past it in broke or america canyon keep going east you will find the edge of the fog bank. usually by about 9:00 the fog starts to burn back but the key is that you will need sunlight and sun to burn the fog off. if it goes dark the fog could put on the brakes. it is looking very tough for many on the coast but there are some breaks we will see how this develops with lower clouds around the bay.
inland is your best opportunity some of the higher elevations are even socked in as well. santa cruz had reports of fog but we look okay into oregon and idaho with high clouds but overall much better there with 50s 60s and 70s everything is set in salem, oregon. eastern contra costa county looking good again the further east you go the better opportunity with a good breeze near travis hold onto your hats in that area. 60s and kind of muggy with lows way up. we have some upper 50s and lower 60s for many. thunderstorm activity off the sierra with high clouds drifting back but that should not cause any issues. 60s and 70s for most of us. 7:31 what can you tell me sal? today is the first day of school for a lot of people.
i got a tweet from livermore and they say the rain showers are out in livermore. >> i see that on the radar.>> thank you, tom and steve for letting us know. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza as you come up on the pay gates. it is looking typical and we are starting the fall pattern even though it is still summer. we have a lot of people on the road driving to school or work and there is our spider. let's move along and look at interstate let's move along and look at interstate 880. it is going to be slow getting into downtown oakland on the webster tube headed into alameda there is an overturned vehicle. one of our viewers saw this right after it happened a car flipped over somebody was
crawling out of the car. injuries are moderate, however the traffic is very slow. i would not recommend driving into alameda using webster. it is not affecting posey going from alameda to oakland however. let's talk about the south bay beginning to fill in the freeways into the west valley. 7:33 let's go back to the desk. today in oakland a big first day for students starting class at a new school while the eclipse is happening. >> this is the first public school that his new opening in oakland in a decade, leigh martinez joins us with more. >> reporter: would you be more excited for starting school in a new school or the solar eclipse? unfortunately it is overcast but teachers will bring the kids outside so it is going to be very interesting no matter what. the sooner they arrive
everything will begin. today is the big day it is the first day of school for oakland unified and san francisco unified as well as west contra costa unified. we spoke to many teachers throughout the bay area about having the eclipse on the first day of school. they say this is an opportunity to get the kids excited about learning just by looking around. >> i just want them to explore and see what they notice. there is no right or wrong because they could find and discover different things. >> it is going to be amazing and unforgettable. kids will never forget this. >> reporter: the eclipse offers an opportunity to provide curriculum and curiosity. the international community school won a raffle to get the solar eclipse glasses enough for every student. backout at the brand-new
oakland school of language they are going to start classes at 9:00. i asked them what is the plan so they will have the traditional hello and welcoming activities but then they are bringing the kids out no matter what. they do have the glasses for all the kids and they will anticipate some changes may be able get to dim and they can have a science lesson. early this morning a big motorhome smashed into a fire hydrant causing a big problem near oakland's jack london square. the water was shooting into the air landing on the roof of a restaurant supply store. crews are worried the weight of the water on the roof could cause the roof to collapse. east bay mode was called out to turn off the water. several firefighters were out directing traffic away from the scene earlier today.
jury selection begins for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in san francisco. a judge decided earlier this month the 54-year-old defendant will be called josi zarate which is the name on his birth certificate. he is charged with first-degree murder after shooting a woman with a stolen gun as she was walking along pier 14. 's lawyers claimed the gun went off accidentally. zarate is an undocumented immigrant. one of the suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a father near hayward will be in court in one hour. pablo mendoza will be arraigned today, he is accused of shooting a couple while they were pushing the stroller. all three suspects are involved in a gang and the shooting was
targeted. san francisco city leaders want to block a rally plaid -- planned for saturday at crissy field. >> it is not just speech. those that are saying it is just speech are missing the point. >> the group has issued a permit to have a rally before the violence in charlottesville it is federal property that belongs to the golden gate area. the mayor wants the park to reconsider the permit. other rallies have attracted white supremacists and after the deadly violence in charlottesville he wants to make sure this does not happen in our area. police will be ready just in case. >> violence will not be tolerated. we are enforcing the constitution. >> the organizer of the rally called on people to be peaceful. he says the purpose is for people to exercise free speech
rights. the golden gate national recreation area will make a final decision by friday. the university of texas in austin started remembering confederate statues calling them symbols of modern white supremacy. the statues will be completely gone by the end of the day. the city of berkeley is worried about a right-wing rally planned for this coming sunday at civic center park. city council held a meeting boating on if the city manager should have the power to make temporary rules to manage big protests. councilmembers approved the ordinance. the mayor of berkeley wrote a message on facebook asking people not to attend the rally. bart police arrested a man accused of threatening women with a knife at the richmond bart station. four women were on the platform when the man walked up and made unwanted sexual advances. when the women said no he pulled out a knife and threatened them but nobody was
hurt. later police found the man at the embarcadero station in san francisco. san jose has scaled-back plans to put tiny homes for the homeless across the city. according to the mercury news after complaints restrictions were tightened so much only four sites were left. people who live in those neighborhoods are expressing concerns as well. the plan is to place the tiny homes in villages housing up to 25 people. the city council will discuss the remaining sites at its august 29 meeting. in 90 minutes the eclipse is going to be getting started. >> there are many reasons people are so excited, the last total eclipse visible from anywhere in the us was 39 years ago in 1979. the last total eclipse visible in northern california was 1889.
500,000 people in north america will see at least a partial eclipse of the sun. several restaurant chains are making offers in honor of the eclipse, krispy kreme promises a mouthwatering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse. doughnuts are available in most stores but today only denny's is charging four dollars for the moon cakes all of them that you can eat. they are regular pancakes but look like the moon. also dairy queen kicking off a promotion purchase one blizzard and get the second for $.99. don't forget, we have complete eclipse the coverage throughout "ktvu mornings on 2" and stick around for the solar eclipse special beginning at 9:00. we are following developing news in france. we will tell you what we have learned about the incidents overnight involving a van
running into bus stops. though worlds fastest train is back up and running. how fast the chinese bullet train really travels and why it was shut down in the first place. if you are crossing the san mateo bridge it is not looking too bad although it is crowded for the first part of the bridge looking slow but about one mile ahead things are clearing up. we have a lot of fog but also some light rain. thunderstorms over the sierra producing some light rain in livermore and pacifica.
welcome back, london's famous of big ben clocktower was silenced today. big bend sits above the house of parliament and is getting renovations. engineers will take it apart. they will dismantle the clock cleaned it piece by piece part of a $30 million restoration. this is the longest period of silence from big ben since it first sounded in 1859. a new report into the benefits of a commuter rail system in the area. rail service not only reduces congestion but also saves time for people traveling by train as they don't have to sit in traffic. caltrain is one of the busiest commuter rail systems in the country. the report shows the number of people who right to service each year results in 10,000 fewer cars on the road. there will be a communicate
-- community meeting over caltrain's that are looking to be replaced. the meeting will be about construction plans related to the project which is expected to start in a few months. the meeting will be held at the rec center. light rail service in san francisco returns to normal schedule between montgomery and west portal. for the past four weeks the stations were closed on weekends and after 9:30 on week makes. -- nights. >> the community wants to put five new trends into service by this year. the world's fastest train is about to be relaunched by china. the train can reach 217 miles per hour. the bullet train will run from beijing to shanghai. the 777 mile trip will take just 4 1/2 hours. they will start running next month. china first started running
bullet trains in august 2008 but speeds have been reduced after a deadly collision. from public transit to affordable housing, in just minutes we will welcome state senator scott wiener into the studio to talk about these important topics. right now it is time to get you out the door safely it is a big first day of school for many. that is right today's the first day for most and the commute patterns are definitely changing. i have been hearing from a lot of people today is the first day for livermore. as you go to the macarthur maze there is stop and go traffic continuing to slow when you make it to the bridge it will be moderate into san francisco but there is a lot of waiting as you drive in. there have also been slow traffic spots on 880 and 580.
i want to mention they have the problem on the webster tube getting into alameda. i would recommend not using the tube just use one of the bridges and we have slow traffic on 880 but 580 is also backed up from san leandro and castro valley. let's talk about all of the south bay freeways, 85 is the slowest, 280 and 101 are also slow and we had a minor accident on 101 approaching 237. 7:47 let's bring in steve paulson. you know the forecast sal. >> yes because i heard from you. >> we have a lot of cloud coverage and also light rain from livermore over to pacifica and that came in from those thunderstorms over the sierra. i don't see how we will make it
unless we have some breaks in the fog. it is a little bit misty in pleasant hill look at this fog and cloud as far east as you can see. that is usually pleasant hill in concord where it starts to burn off. that will be the first location concord and pleasant hill in the east bay as it peels back and by 9:00 lafayette through the berkeley oakland side. that is a big fog bank and it looks like it made it past bayport and pittsburgh. if that is the case please let me know. sometimes around 8:00 we get the sunshine burning the fog back but we are looking cloudy and most of it is moving far over the street. solar eclipse for the coast, good luck. there could be breaks occasionally with these little holes in the fog bank. very doubtful around the bay.
lake county looking good, antioch and brentwood at last check is okay but for most there was a lot going on and tom tells us there are light rain showers in livermore not only that we have a report from pacifica of light rain. there is one here and then another band that is the remains of thunderstorms coming from the sierra and also pacifica. it came zipping by and there it goes. we have fog underneath with higher clouds. if you are well inland or north you should be okay. west southwest in travis gusting near 30+ you need the sun to burn off the fog so around 9:00 the fog burns back going from light to dark the fog will start to come back in and really slow down the
burning process. mid-60s for many with moisture and 63 and pittsburgh, 64 brentwood, berkeley 62, martinez at 60 so everybody is close and it looks like that is the complex coming over the sierra it will die down at night but the cloud coverage has drifted back and now we can see this coming back toward us with more coming up taking the turn but it will stay to far east to impact the eclipse inland. 70s and 80s for some starting off mild so if you get a break in the fog around 11:30 or noon temperatures will warm up a little toward the end of the week. the coast the bay and many inland locations are out of luck. we wish it would clear but you know. yesterday the entertainment
industry and the world lost a treasure. legendary comedian moviemaker and very generous fundraiser has died. >> you want to learn how to dance? >> everybody dances. i sit in the corner and they call me a wallflower. if you teach me how to dance i will go to a new party and get all the girls. >> jerry lewis died yesterday after a brief illness at the age of 91. a comedy legend for more than a half-century starting with his music and comedy act with dean martin in the 1940s. they made 20 major movies together. in the 60s jerry began making movies on his own including the nutty professor and the bellboy. he hosted the annual muscular dystrophy telethon raising money for muscular dystrophy. another death over the
weekend, dick gregory died. he was a comedian and a civil rights activist. he died saturday in washington dc. one of the first african- american comedians to find success in the mainstream in the 1960s. he became a satire is talking about racial divisions at the beginning of the civil rights movement until the day that he died. he briefly ran unsuccessfully to become the mayor of chicago in 1966. dick gregory had an incredible life. he was 84 years old. state lawmakers in california are headed back to work. coming up state senator scott wiener will join us in this ktvu studios talking about the biggest issues on the agenda. a nostalgic band making a comeback? when the classic will be back on the road.
>> a little flip job and a second base hit here is the play coming in and they got him. >> he thought he was going to score but parker made the throw the game was 2-1 until the eighth inning and then hunter strickland gave up that bases- loaded single so the brewers are now in town the game starts at 7:15. >> the a's play the baltimore orioles. marcus simeon got the a's on the board early powell ended up scoring on the play and simeon runs to third there is a bad throw and it gets away, simeon scores and then in the six, he swings and misses but the catcher also misses and jed lowrie scores. in the ninth inning the closer gets the save the game today
starts at 4:05. an iconic vehicle is making a return. volkswagen has announced it is bringing back the microbus but you have to wait a few years. it will be released in 2022 with modern upgrades as you would expect the new bus will be fully electric no word ker p people are likely saving their pennies for it. still ahead we are following developing news from france. one person was killed and another was hurt when a van plowed into bus stops in the french city of marseille. president trump tonight will lay out his plan for the nation's longest war. i'm ellison barber and i will tell you more in a minute. it is getting slow in many areas as we get to the peak of the commute. i will show you the traffic on
from oregon all the way to south carolina. nearly 13,000,000 people live in the past but today the number could be doubled according to some experts. in the bay area we expect to see about a 75% eclipse still pretty good. morning welcome back it is monday, august 21 i'm alex savidge. >> am gasia mikaelian and let's get you out the door. weatherwise it is almost worse than what we expected. >> that was the big fear there is a little bit of breaks in the fog but not much. i think when the eclipse starts some of the fog could fill in because the sun disappears and it won't burn off. there are a couple of holes in the fog but out toward antioch and brentwood or discovery bay or fairfield you should be fine but most locations are dealing
with a lot of low clouds and fog. when it works that far in it is tough. usually by 8:00 it starts to burn off but low clouds for most on the coast. low clouds for many around the bay and by 9:30 it will be getting dark and then all of a sudden the fog stops burning off. lake county looking good parts of mendocino county but hazing and smoky through all the fires from oregon and north calvert -- california. we have a little bit of light rain passing through livermore right there that is the remains of the thunderstorms over the sierra nevada which has been coming back from east to west also pacific are looking at light showers. gusting up to 33 at travis that is rocking and rolling. the lows are up in the 60s but it must you have a few breaks a
lot of cloud coverage streaming off this year around the back edge and there is even more up here but that should be out of the picture for the eclipse. 60s 70s and a few 80s. how is the traffic doing? it has been busy but not a lot of major crashes. we have some fender bender's and some people are out going to work or school as the school season has begun let's start with 280 and san jose downtown not looking too bad but it will be slow just out of the view of the camera and when i put this on the map for the commute 280 is slow from outside the camera all the way into cupertino and 85 is also slow as well as 101. not the worst i have seen but there is slow traffic. 880 looking the same with moderate conditioned. i thought it would be slower
today so we have a bit of a letter commute than what i thought on the first day of school. this is northbound 880 passing the coliseum it is moderately heavy and at the bay bridge things are moderate with slow traffic obviously waiting to get on the span. let's get back to the desk. many people gathering at the chabot space & science center to watch the great american solar eclipse. >> that is where we find allie rasmus joining us live. we are about one hour away from the eclipse and folks must be excited up their. -- there. >> reporter: up here in the oakland hills it is really foggy so a lot of folks who may have been planning to watch from outside have come inside to one of the planetarium areas. they expect full capacity in one of the planetariums inside the science center. people started lining up for this
outside of the doors early this morning. the first person who came here showed up at 6:30 this morning. i want to bring in the lives the director of visitor experience here at the chabot space & science center. what do you have planned for today? >> reporter: we have the live feed so we can accommodate about 450 people inside there. the whole center is open for free to the public. from 8:00 until 1:00 and then we have our astronomers on hand on the observatory decks because the fog could burn off around peak time around 10:00. so we're really hopeful that could happen. there is still hope people can see from both angles. >> reporter: so what is it
about this event that creates such a social gathering? people want to watch this in groups we saw cars lining up. >> as we have seen this is really rare here in the bay area we will get the partial eclipse and it is something fun and nostalgic about gathering together bringing the children. whether they see it with solar glasses or if they are just together enjoying a rare event. >> you expect a packed house and you have another planetarium here? >> we actually have two theaters and we expect both to be packed. it is a very rare event so we are excited.>> reporter: thank you so much, their director of visitor relations here at chabot space & science center. they are starting the nasa feed starting at 8:00 officially
although the beginning of the eclipse isn't until 9:00. this is the pregame show people are sitting getting settled in waiting for things to start. hopefully the fog will clear a bit so people can at least get some of that eclipse. >> allie rasmus live from chabot space & science center thank you. developing story from france where terrorism was not the motive in a deadly rampage. a van crashed into two bus stops in the french city of marseille. 11 -- one woman was killed and one other person was injured. the driver is now being treated for psychological problems. terrorism has been ruled out. when spanish newspapers reported the driver of the than in the
barcelona attack has been arrested. the man rammed a stolen van to a police checkpoint as well as through pedestrians on the sidewalk. people continue to visit the memorial site for the victims some have brought candles flowers and toys but some are trying to return to normal. officials have identified the body of a seven-year-old australian boy who had been missing since the attack. julian and his mother were visiting barcelona. a search and rescue underway this morning near singapore for 10 american soldiers missing after u.s. navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker. the collision left a hole in the side of the uss john mccain which flooded the ship. five sailors were hurt four were evacuated by helicopter. it is not clear what caused the crash.
the hole is quite large people on the water it is very deep. it is dangerous without a life jacket. >> the ship is named after senator john mccain's father and grandfather. both of them are navy admirals. president trump will address the nation providing an update on the war in afghanistan. >> ellison barber with more on what the president is expected to say. >> the president is expected to lay out a plan for us engagement in south asia and afghanistan. the nation's longest war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives since it began 16 years ago. >> james mattis told reporters yesterday president trump settled on a plan but he would not give any specific details.>>
i am not willing to make significant improvements until we knew the strategy. what was the commitment going in, in that regard the president has made a decision. >> last night the white house announced a speech monday and 9:00 pm from fort myer president trump will tell the world how he plans to proceed in a war that began in 2001 and has claimed the lives of 2000 us troops. before the announcement, ben cardin told fox news more troops is not the answer. >> the objective needs to be we have a regime that can maintain some semblance of security so we don't see growing terrorist organizations this is not the us fight. i don't believe putting more soldiers in afghanistan is the answer. >> the address comes five days after president trump's infamous press conference on
charlottesville. >> there is blame on both sides and i have no doubt about it. >> tomorrow trump is headed to arizona for a campaign rally in phoenix despite calls from the city's mayor to delay. the mayor says he is disappointed in the decision to hold a rally in phoenix when the nation is trying to heal from charlottesville. in washington ellison barber, foxnews. >> watch the president's address live on ktvu. a speech that caused planned protests and violence in berkeley. we will have a one-on-one interview with milo yiannopoulos. as lawmakers go back to work today state senator scott wiener joins us in studio to talk about the biggest issues on the agenda.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2", lawmakers are set to return to the state capitol in sacramento today. >> we are happy to be joined by state senator scott wiener thank you for joining us. let's talk about your signature which aims to give cities who have been reluctant to build housing more than a gentle push. >> we have a terrible housing
crisis in the bay area and throughout california that is threatening the economy. kids cannot live in the towns where they grew up because it is too expensive and we are in this together. all communities need to be part of the housing solution. we are past the point where some cities should be able to opt out. we want to give better incentives for all communities to add housing.>> the idea is to speed up the permit process for multifamily affordable housing projects how exactly does it go about doing that. >> the california sets housing goals for every city in the state, every eight years we have a number for market rate, low income and moderate income. if you don't meet the goals nothing happens you can blow it off entirely. the bill would say if you are not for cities that are not
meeting goals that have become streamlined which means they have to expedite the approval of housing permits. >> you talk about streamlining and expediting. some rural counties like marin county and napa county people have said if you build more houses you are taking the way the reason i moved here. what about that argument? >> the napa county board of supervisors endorsed the bill so there are counties that understand napa county has a terrible problem with housing and people not affording living there. we all want our neighborhoods to be wonderful and to be the places we fell in love with and i am the same way in my neighborhood but i also want people to afford to live in my community. when you talk about the exit as we have seen from the bay area where people are being pushed
out, where young families have to leave because they cannot find housing for them and for their kids there are seniors being pushed out also, we are past the point of just keeping things how they are. we need more housing and we need to do it in a respectful way. >> some of housing advocates will say this bill essentially will allow for market housing projects to be expedited through the process which would in essence for their gentrification what is your response to that? >> i don't agree with that, by the way the affordable housing nonprofit developers are strongly supporting this bill because it will help them create that housing. when you talk about market rate housing, that is housing that is going to be for the middle class because we won't be able to use housing subsidies to solve middle-class problems we simply need more housing so if we are serious about having
middle-class people live in the bay area we need housing of all varieties. >> before you go to sacramento i'm sure you are focused on what could happen at crissy field this weekend. the far right rally is planned the permit is under review if it were a few would you resend that? >> i think the national park service should not grant the permit unless and until it is confident the rally will be safe. people in the rally have a right to express themselves and to assemble but this group has a history of violent rallies. we know that nazis and white supremacists will attend and the organizer has invited the oath keeper to come in which is an armed militia. >> for the rally are you playing into their hands? they say this is a free speech rally in essence that is what they want being the idea everyone is trying to silence them if you resend the permit
what do you think? >> nobody is silencing them. they have been able to get their message out and the president has helped them amplify that. they will be able to get the message out but it must be safely done. we can't have what happened in charlottesville happen here. >> there was a rally over the weekend in boston where some far right speakers showed up but they were far outnumbered by those against their wishes. do you think something like that could be a benefit? >> we are assuming the rally will take place it is based on the federal government but we are planning various events on friday night and saturday in the bay area separate from what these haters are doing to show the love and diversity that really is the bay area.
so we will be doing that including the religious community and civil rights communities and we will show what the bay area is about. >> state senator scott wiener, thank you very much. let's help get you out the door. i know the senator is a big fan of muni what about us getting behind the wheel?>> good morning to you, let's start off with the richmond bridge driving into marin county you will see some slowing across the bridge near san rafael we have a typical drive and the same thing on the bay bridge about 20 minutes on the delay but again we expect this driving into san francisco. 880 northbound slowing near the boundary and 580 slows in san leandro toward lakeshore with slow traffic on northbound 101
and 280 and 185. let's bring in steve with today's weather. there are a few breaks in the fog at sfo 8:00 says partly sunny so maybe the peninsula could get the eclipse. there is still extensive fog almost every observation says cloudy with a couple of reports of sunshine on the horizon. doug says this is the view in brentwood good in brentwood and laid -- lake county. livermore looking like strong fog toward the altamont pass. jenny says there are some breaks in the clouds east of pleasanton. the peninsula looks like there are a few holes in the fog. lower clouds on the coast for many but again sometimes you
can get some pockets in this area of sunshine. lower clouds for most although there are some breaks. foggy and sunny for many inland. we had a few light rain showers in livermore this morning that is the remains of thunderstorms over the sierra as they head back over toward us with the same in pacifica with reports of light rain. we could get a few breaks in the fog but there is a lot of low clouds so for about 90% there will be a fog issue. the wind howling at the delta better hang on because we are gusting near 33. mid-60s already with a lot of temperatures, hayward 64, brentwood 66, san jose 66, a lot of low clouds with thunderstorm activity dying down and coming off the sierra.
we have more high clouds streaming up the sierra but they should stay out of the picture. 60s, 70s with a few 80s. our main issue is when we get to the eclipse things get dark so that could fill in the fog again. if the sun disappears there is no burning off of the fog as it could redevelop. we will get a few breaks though so we will see. a wildfire growing near yosemite national park. we will look at the challenges crews are facing.
investigators are at the scene of a plane crash that killed one person in oregon. the plane left the airport on saturday headed for madras one of the better places to see the eclipse today. investigators thought two people were on board the aircraft only the pilot was on board though. the us and south korea begin military exercises today. the head of the us pacific command met with the south korean defense minister yesterday ahead of the annual military drills. the drills involve computer simulations preparing for war with a nuclear capable north korea. north korea calls the drills a reckless rehearsal. jury selection begins for a man accused of shooting kate steinle. previously known as juan francisco lspez-sanchez a
judge decided the defendant should be called josi garcia zarate the name on his birth certificate. he is accused of shooting kate steinle two years ago. his lawyers claim the gun went off accidentally. garcia zarate is an undocumented immigrant. we are waiting for an update on the fire burning near yosemite national park. nearly 3200 acres have burned. the fire is just 10% contained. evacuations remain in place for the town of wawona. fire crews are having a tough time contending the flames because of erratic wind with steep terrain. local authorities are bracing for two protest this week. coming up what the san francisco police chief has to say about keeping the peace. all eyes are on the skies
8:30, welcome back to "mornings on 2" it is monday, august 21 i'm gasia mikaelian the day has arrived i'm alex savidge and we want to check the weather because it could spoil the party for most folks. >> we have a few breaks in the clouds in south san francisco and sfo letting up just a bit and out toward livermore that is where the line is drawn fog and sun. for most of us that ask all road
with blue skies. right before the altamont pass you have blue skies but it should start to burn back. by 8:00 usually the fog, even when it makes it out to livermore it will start to peel back but after 9:00 we lose the sunshine and the fog could come back. most locations around the bay will be dealing with fog but again there are some breaks like on the peninsula but there is a lot of low clouds. we have very light rain from the remains of thunderstorms earlier but the low clouds for most are making for tough of viewing slowing down the burn when the fog disappears as well so between 9:30 and 10:30 the fog could return. we have a strong delta breeze with mild conditions in the 60s for many with fog sun and haze. very hazy skies inland with a
few breaks around the peninsula possible. 8:31 sal. it has been immoderate day but we do have some sort traffic i don't want to mislead you but it is not as slow as i thought. let's look at highway 24 and this is westbound through lafayette. it is busy but not quite stop and go driving to the bart station. other east bay commutes including the bay bridge moderate at 20 minutes before you make it to the 880 northbound area. mostly when you hit the san leandro oakland boundary line you will see stop and go traffic in pockets and the san mateo bridge is moderately heavy and so is the dumbarton bridge. but it does seem a touch lighter when it comes to the commute. northbound 101 and 280 and 101
-- 25 looking slow. in the next hour the eclipse will begin. the most recent total eclipse visible anywhere in the us was 39 years ago in 1979. the last total eclipse visible in northern california was 1889. 500 million people in north america will see at least a partial eclipse. the best show in the area is in the spot called the path of totality including idaho falls which is where we find lauren blanchard. >> we are in idaho falls one of the many cities where the moon will pass completely in front of the sun. nasa is here as our travelers from all over the world.>> once- in-a-lifetime. >> a bucket list event for millions. nearly 13,000,000 people live in this path of totality but today the number could double
according to some experts. >> you can't imagine what it will be like. the drama will be impressive. >> hotels are booked and heavy traffic is expected with campsites filled many flights sold out. >> i have never seen the airports so crowded. so many people there. >> locals have been bracing for the influx. families foreigners scientists and psychics are all watching for their own reason. >> nature tends to talk in this type of situation. >> for those veteran eclipse chasers to the curious first- timers this view is an experience unlike anything else or anywhere else. >> to actually just observe it how you look at the moon it is not something we get to do with the sun.>> if you are not in
the path of totality don't worry, the great thing is that at least some portion of it will be visible from every state in the us. from idaho falls lauren blanchard, foxnews. >> we will have complete coverage through the rest of "ktvu mornings on 2" and then stay with us for our special coming out that 9:00. question of the day, how are you watching the solar eclipse? 33% say in person, 60% say online and 39% are not watching. let us know what you are doing, vote on the ktvu twitter page and on ktvu.com. here are some top stories this morning, french investigators say that terrorism was not the motive in this morning's deadly rampage involving a van that crashed into two bus stops in marseille. one woman at -- was killed.
the van driver was arrested and is now being treated for psychological problems. 10 american soldiers are missing near singapore after a navy destroyer collided with an oil tankard. the collision left a hole in the side of the destroyer flooding several parts of the ship. it is the second major collision in two months involving the navy seventh fleet. an investigation has been ordered into the performance of the fleet. president trump will address the nation on his strategy for the us involvement in afghanistan. he will announce an increase in the number of troops as the pentagon has asked for an additional 3900 troops to strengthen the afghan forces. the president will make his address tonight here on ktvu. city leaders are blocking a rally planned for saturday at crissy field. >> it is not just speech. those that are saying it is a
speech is missing the point. >> the group was issued a permit to have a rally at crissy field. it is federal property that belongs to the golden gate national recreation area. the mayor wants the park service to reconsider the permit. he says other rallies like this have attracted white supremacist groups. san francisco police will be ready just in case. >> violence will not be tolerated by people have the right to express themselves. that is the first amendment that is the constitution that we are protecting. >> the organizer posted a message on facebook calling on people to be peaceful. he says the purpose of the rally is for people to exercise their free speech right. a final decision will be made on the rally by friday. the university of texas started to remove confederate statues on campus.
the statues are expected to be completely gone by the end of the day. banned from twitter and the focus of violent protest on the uc berkeley campus in spring. controversial commentator milo yiannopoulos is staging a comeback. ken wayne had an exclusive one- on-one interview with the man who likes whipping people into a frenzy. >> i go out on purpose and provoke i enjoy it. >> milo yiannopoulos is one of the most detested and praised people on the internet. liberals and conservatives despise him but for others he is an internet trailblazer breaking down free speech barriers and he has found a kinship in president trump. >> i have always liked trump one of the main things i wanted him to accomplish was representing a living breathing existential threat to political correctness.
just by breathing he drives people insane. i think mr. trump does a lot of things to mess with people.>> is that a good way to be president?>> yes. when you come in to break up the system he was elected to mess with people to be a thorn in the side of the establishment. >> on facebook you have steve bannon 2020. >> yes i do. >> milo yiannopoulos blames the liberals for many things but mostly a double standard when it comes to free speech. he wants more free speech especially for the big rallies planned next weekend in the bay area.>> i want as many protesters as possible. i want them to do it peacefully on all sides. i want everybody on the streets. i want it peaceful and respectful and it would be nice
but the problem is how the police operate in this kind of town. they don't do much about it when they smashed the place up. >> he plans to return to berkeley in september to hold seminars on topics including feminism and islam. >> we will be explaining on the uc berkeley campus how devastating uc berkeley is for the cause of free speech. it is supposedly the home of eight. -- it. >> so you are begging and it dying for conflict?>> i get plenty of attention trust me. >> ken wayne, ktvu fox 2 news. >> the city of berkeley has concern over a right-wing rally this coming sunday at civic center park. city council held a meeting to vote on if the city manager
should have the power to make temporary rules to manage large protests. the members voted to approve the ordinance, the berkeley mayor wrote on facebook asking people not to attend the rally. anticipation continues for this morning's solar eclipse, next what schools are doing to celebrate the occasion. good morning, we can see it is going to be busy in some areas although the san mateo bridge seems to be improving near the peninsula. we have a few breaks in the clouds at saratoga brentwood into antioch but there is a lot of fog to deal with. . this is the new comfort food.
the solar eclipse starts. today is a very big day. the first for oakland unified san francisco and west contra costa school districts. we spoke to many teachers about having the eclipse on the first day of school. they say this is an opportunity to get kids excited about learning by looking around them. >> the students will be looking at a video before going outside. they will be creating some agreements for how to go outside the class because imagine taking the whole school out on the first day is a big deal but we want the students to have outdoor experience. >> we get to combine curriculum and curiosity, the international community school won 350 pairs of glasses enough for every student. teachers will begin class with their traditional greetings for the first day of school but no matter the weather they will bring the kids outside to view
the eclipse as they have glasses for every student and they will be observing what happens with the shadows on the ground, from oakland leigh martinez ktvu fox 2 news san francisco unified will start the school year today without a big shortage of teachers. the examiner says the school district only has five open positions compared to 38 from last year on the first day. recruiting and other programs that have been put in place appear to have been working. the high cost of living in the bay area has made it difficult for the district to recruit new teachers. a san jose state professor who was placed on leave last year is returning to class and it is parching controversy. in 2015 the professor was accused of sexual harassment but after an extensive investigation the allegations were not substantiated. this week he will return to
school teaching to my classes. a sit in by students is scheduled to take place next monday. as we are getting closer to the eclipse time for people hitting the road now the temptation to look to the sky without protection can be bad. >> it can be and obviously we encourage you to be safe no matter what especially if you are driving. lights go out and look at what we have, westbound bay bridge coming to the toll plaza there is a good crowd coming into san francisco. we have been talking a lot about the eclipse and we have the first day of school for a lot of people which means a lot of slow traffic for now and for the rest of fall. looking at 880 we are slow near
san leandro through marina boulevard into downtown oakland. the san mateo bridge finally recovering near the foggy peninsula. on the 101 and south bay the commute has become even more crowded in the last 30 minutes getting to the west valley. let's bring in steve. goodling everybody we do have a few breaks in the clouds certainly up to lake county and eastern contra costa from lewis aptekar up through antioch looking good. saratoga looking good right now very beautiful. there have been some breaks around san mateo, south san francisco, sfo, and some breaks are there so they might hold. remember in some areas where the fog is being reported in danville and concord starting to burn back so maybe it will start by 9:00.
the key is as we go into the eclipse we will lose the sunshine burning off the fog and it will grow dark so it could fill back in by 10:30. a few breaks over the peninsula with some of those bringing light showers a couple of people have asked about the mountains we have low clouds in the area in -- up to 3000 feet. most locations are dealing with a big fog bank. very mild in the mid-60s already, upper 60s for some with water temperatures coming up to about 60 so with the cloud deck and thunderstorms some of that is flowing back from the sierra over the valley bringing livermore and pacifica light rain this morning. there is more cloud coverage streaming up but it should be staying out of this area due to all of these fires we have some haze.
the eastern edge of contra costa county it is looking like we have some breaks in the sun. the key is moving from sunny into dark what will the fog do? >> that is very interesting. >> if it gets dark the fog may return. at least we are getting a few breaks for folks inland baby toward the end of the eclipse folks around the bay could catch a glimpse.>> why that time, yes they should. >> thank you, steve. more problems over the weekend for bart. two incidents involving a weapon in oakland and richmond. ed su like extra monthly fees. i see you, fee, played by legendary actress anjelica huston. you got me, mark. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees.
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the suspects are accused of shooting daniel dell tauro who was killed while pushing his baby in a stroller july 19. according to document the three are involved in a game and the shooting was targeted. a man accused of ramming into a contra costa county sheriff patrol car during a chase saturday has been arrested. at least one deputy fired a shot back but no one was hit. it all started saturday night after they try to pull over a stolen car near a gas station on interstate 680. during the chase deputies say the suspect rammed the patrol car, drove the wrong way and crashed into another car. the driver 34-year-old joey carol of pittsburgh faces a number of charges. details on a brutal
stabbing death in chicago that led to the arrest of two suspects in the bay area. a former northwestern professor wyndam latham and another man are accused of stabbing a 26- year-old man nearly 70 times in july. yesterday prosecutors told the judge the victim was the boyfriend of wyndam latham and his death was part of a sexual fantasy plotted in an online chat room. both men have been denied bail. m.ed. has been accused of threatening a group of women with a knife. four women were on the platform saturday night when a man walked up to them and made unwanted sexual advances. police say the man then pulled out a knife and threatened them police later arrested the man at the embarcadero station in san francisco. a robbery at the coliseum
bart station in oakland over the weekend. four men robbed another man just before 2:00 yesterday morning and then they ran off from the station bart police have not made any arrests. a large motorhome smashed into a fire hydrant this morning creating a problem near jack london square. water could be seen shooting into the air landing on the roof of a restaurant supply store. fire crews were concerned the weight of the water could cause the roof to collapse. it is being called tender for teens. up next, here the app potentially allowing adults to contact 13-year-old children.
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piece. this will be the longest period of silence since the clock first sounded in 1859. a smart phone app called yellow is being criticized because it targets teenagers. you can chat with others or stream videos online the app targets teenagers as young as 13. there is no maximum age for the app many parents worry that can help writers predict -- connect with children. >> i think 13 is too young. >> people put up pictures all the time some of those adults are on there so if you are 12 or 13 it is inappropriate. >> the app asks for preventable consent from minors but there was no way to prove your age. google put -- could pay
billions to remain a component as apple's safari. three years ago apple paid -- was paid $1 billion but now google may have to pay three times that much. apple and google are not commenting on the report. tiny homes on the market for homeless people are being reduced. according to the mercury news after complaints restrictions were tightened so much only four potential sites are left for the homes, people are expressing concerns. the plan is to place the tiny homes in villages housing up to 25 people. the city council will discuss the four remaining sites august 29. one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots continues to grow. the new jackpot wednesday is $650 million making it the third largest in us history.
nobody has matched all six balls in more than two months. the odds of winning are one out of 292 million. complete coverage of this morning's solar eclipse with reporters at watch parties across the bay area. we are talking with the professor of stormont -- astronomy plus pictures from the path of totality. the moment has arrived we are taking your live inside the gorgeous chabot space & science center in the oakland hills. i have not seen this many people since back to school science and night but this is the place to be. scientists are ready explaining what the great eclipse is doing, what it should look like and one key question are we going to see a tax