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explosions and black smoke coming from a chemical plant damaged by hurricane harvey in texas. will tell you how officials are describing the blast and the fire that happened overnight with the latest on the aftermath of the storm as well. this is "ktvu mornings on 2" 7:00 this thursday morning i'm gasia mikaelian good morning i'm dave clark let's talk about the thursday whether. -- weather. it feels great out there steve paulson with more. >> some areas will be hot others not bad. it is cool for some out there. there are many 40s for the lows and fog was nonexistent now it has come back for some. watch how it disappears and then the last few are right there. it is dancing around mainly off the sonoma coast. filling in parts of the san
mateo and santa cruz area. i don't think that was supposed to happen. 60s and 70s inland but it won't help it will be warm with 90s up to 100 as the warm-up continues. originally we were 72 in the city but now that there is fog i might make that 72 but inland warming up to the 90s near 100 for some. 75 in san francisco. the record high 87 from 1943 so you will be near average today. not a lot of fog north of half moon bay but there is some. again this will only be confined to parts of the coast but there is plenty in san mateo and santa cruz, 54, 56, 57 for water temperatures. onshore and offshore most locations are shown easterly breeze but it is not that strong so it is a fight between
the two. these and 60s for your temperatures, many 40s. healdsburg at 50, winsor 49, these are very cool temperatures. 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s but inland they should be warming up near 100. 7:02 how about the traffic? it is slow on the sonoma grade. i hope it will clear up because normally we don't have slowed traffic in this section but we have an overturned truck on inside seth doane 680 near north mission. the traffic is slow so if you are leaving pleasanton trying to get to san jose you have to add 15 to 20 minutes. that is all because of this injury accident, the injuries were not severe but the traffic is pretty slow. also looking at the commute on the other standard commute, if you take the bay bridge nothing unusual but it is slow from the
maze as it normally is. you should be okay in the carpool lane. traffic is moving along relatively well when you make it to the span, 880 southbound backed up due to this earlier accident and this is backed up from 238 down to the 84 interchange and this is because of earlier issues. i want to mention northbound 17 over the summit they are clearing the accident here so if you drive the santa cruz mountains you will be late, let's go back to the desk. a new development on damage from hurricane harvey. >> hours ago two explosions were reported with black smoke coming from a chemical plant outside of houston. the same plan where the managers warned there would be explosions because of chemicals that were stored in the plant has flooded. alex savidge will be here in a couple of moments with more on
this developing story. we are getting pictures of the flooding into the newsroom. entire houses underwater. there are 31 deaths confirmed but the new york times reports at least 38 have died, some flooding areas could last for several weeks officials in houston are starting to see the water receipt. even though harvey is now a tropical depression with 35 mile per hour winds, houston residents say that it will be a long time before they recover. >> i'm scared for my babies. >> the us military will be sending ships to the region to help. in beaumont the whole city has lost its water supply because of harvey. beaumont is a town of 118,000 people 100 miles east of houston. officials are concerned over
the rising levels from the nearby rivers they must wait before -- until the water recedes to see how much damage has been done. evacuation orders are still in effect.>> i own a house back here so we came to check it out and people were hollering for help while we were here so we were helping them out. we got about 10 people out. it is really bad. >> many have said the flooding in beaumont is just as bad as houston. let's go back to the chemical plant northeast of houston. >> there were two explosions this morning. alex savidge you are watching this, some of the sheriffs deputies went to the hospital to be treated after that. >> good morning, those deputies were trying to keep the perimeter around the facility because they had concerns about
the explosion so the area was evacuated. we just learned 15 sheriffs deputies inhaled fumes that drifted from the fire. although the deputies are expected to be okay and a short time ago authorities insisted though smoke from the fire is not toxic. early this morning there were reports of explosions at the arkema plant in crosby, texas 25 miles east of houston. the facility has been without power since sunday. arkema houses organic peroxide which needs to be refrigerated and again without power those chemicals which were being stored in trailers heated up and ignited. >> we found out we had one of the box vans, there was a chemical decomposition a chemical reaction that resulted in a fire at the location.
there were a number of small containers in the van that did rupture. >> officials say there are nine other larger trailers like the one that caught fire overnight filled with volatile chemicals that are in danger of igniting, firefighters are staying away from the area they will let the fires burn themselves out. there has been an evacuation order for people within 1 1/2 miles of the facility but authorities insist the smoke drifting from the plant is simply an irritant and is not toxic. without power at the facility operators say there was no way to prevent what happened. vice president mike pence and his wife are headed for texas. that will visit survivors from a hard-hit community. people from rockport are sifting through the debris left behind as hurricane harvey came a shore with 140 mile per hour
winds friday night. president trump will return to texas to talk with survivors this weekend. details about the shoot out in sacramento where a sheriff's deputy was killed and two officers were wounded. three people were detained including the suspected gunman. a task force investigating a stolen car ring chased two women and a car from the ramada inn to elk grove where they were arrested. when the officers went back to the motel a man inside the women's room with a high- powered rifle started shooting through the door. robert french a 52-year-old sheriffs deputy was shot along with two chp officers. deputy french later died on his way to the hospital. the suspect jumped off of a motel balcony and got into a car trying to get away, officers chased after him, the suspect
crashed the car exchanging gunfire before he was shot and arrested. deputy french is remembered as well-respected, he is survived by his girlfriend three adult children and grandchildren. >> once again i am in the unfortunate position to tell you we had an officer killed in the line of duty. his name was robert french he was a 21 year veteran. a well-known and well-respected officer. >> the suspect was injured and is in critical condition at a hospital. investigators have not told us the names of any of the suspects who were arrested. governor jerry brown issued a statement about the death of the deputy by saying we extend our condolences to his family, friends and law enforcement brothers and sisters. this morning the number of car break- ins in san francisco is up
sharply this year. police report there were nearly 18,000 break-ins reported by the end of july. nearly 4000 more than the same period as last year. police can't explain the reason for the increase but they plan to increase patrols in an effort to drop the number. the mission station saw the biggest jump with 1700, 1100 more than last year, one bright spot was bayview the only station to report a decline. 7:10, honoring the life of princess diana. how her family and friends all over the world are remembering her today, the 20th anniversary of her death. big-name celebrities are teaming up lending a hand, the events being held to raise money for hurricane harvey victims. we have slow traffic in many spots with a couple of spots a very slow. this is a look at the bay bridge
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the us and south korea made a show of force over the korean peninsula, two of the world's largest bombers and fighters jets were part of the military exercise involving the south korean air force, the task force officials say the display was too strongly counter north korea's missile testing and development of nuclear weapons. the exercise comes two days after north korea fired a missile over japan. the pentagon says there are 11,000 us troops in afghanistan.
secretary of defense james mattis ordered a change in the way the number of troops is reported to the public. previously troops on temporary missions were not included. >> under the new simplified accounting methodology the total forces number in afghanistan is 11,000. this does not include potential future adjustments the secretary of defense might make to accommodate the new strategy. a similar review of troop levels in iraq and syria is being prepared. >> john mccain will go back to work in washington next week for the start of the new legislative session. this comes after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. he has been getting treatment during the senate recess. he is looking forward to continuing his work for the people of arizona and the nation. let's get you out the door, sal castaneda dealing with many issues including a truck
flipped on its side. >> that is right, on the sonoma grade at mission boulevard you will see traffic is busy they are making some improvement as we go to the sonoma grade but definitely slower than normal because of the truck. fortunately nobody was injured but there are flashing lights and the backup is not as bad as it was. on the bay bridge toll plaza traffic is backed up. 880 has been slow with some people using that. we had an earlier crash in hayward slowing things down and even though that is gone everything from the shoulder is gone it is still slow which gives me the opportunity to point out the dumbarton and san mateo bridge. both of them are okay right now and 101, 288 as well will be slow.
we have slow traffic on northbound 17 as well driving over the hill because of a crash near the summit. let's bring in steve paulson. for most of us it is quite cool, there are many 40s and lower 50s. on the coast we went from nothing to something. a lot of the fog on the marin coast and sonoma coast won't last long but it did make it for a while. there is plenty on the san mateo and santa cruz coast but very shallow and it will not help away from the coast. if you are near the coast it will probably be gone soon but the fact that it formed as a positive sign for some but others have said we have enough we want the sunshine eventually you will get that but patchy fog from 60s to the 100. 65 san francisco, the record in 19 4387 degrees. you can see the lower clouds are trying but a lot of it is
burning off. there was nothing at 3:00 this morning now it is filling in, half moon bay to the south it has filled in on most of the san mateo coast as well. it is so far staying offshore for most however on the sonoma and marin coast. to the south there is some from santa cruz turning down toward monterey there is plenty. it is pretty shallow but the water temperatures are dropping, bodega bay 54, san francisco 55, they were 56 one hour ago. this is the coolest i have seen in a while. a bit of an onshore flow. the northeast is winning here, calm in santa rosa and napa. very cool in the north bay with many 40s. northeast we have a hint but that won't do anything, south of san jose slightly offshore, offshore livermore, half moon bay 500 foot overcast but above
that there is an easterly breeze, 51 in sunnyvale and cool. 50 in santa rosa we have some cooler readings not as cool to the east but look at danville 53, livermore 53, a little bit chilly in the air. 37 in truckee it will be sunny warm and hot with monsoon moisture filtering in around southern nevada and arizona. some of that could play into the weather sunday into monday but friday and saturday it is all about the heat. as we move toward next week we have tropical storm lidia headed toward cabo san lucas. looks like a big rainstorm but a lot of the moisture comes in september so keep an eye on that sometimes that can get caught up in the flow and bring in some cloud coverage. 60s up to 100. clearlake 105, vacaville 103,
brentwood 90. 80s around the bay or closer to the coast 60s and 70s. near 100 in the santa clara valley, over by the coast it is really tough in the 60s 70s and 80s for most. tomorrow looks to be the really hot day into saturday. 7:19, jj watt is starting a fundraising effort to help victims of hurricane harvey with a goal of raising $200,000. we just learned he has raised almost $10 million. hundreds have donated to his crowdfunding page many donations have come from other professional athletes. ellen degeneres and walmart donated $1 million. high-profile entertainers are staging a benefit event for the victims of harvey, jamie foxx and bernard freeman will team up for the benefit.
the event will be organized by those who put together the one love manchester, england benefit concert. organizers are looking for a september 12 date and a host of national networks will pick up the show. no other details have been released. coming up, how the city of los angeles is doing away with columbus day. a bay area woman using social media skills to rescue people on the gulf coast. how she is helping people who are stranded almost 2000 miles away.
welcome back to "mornings on 2", the scandal over bank accounts at wells fargo continues to grow. >> and a woman is helping to rescue thousands in houston, pam cook with today's money business. >> this is the positive side of social media but first let's go to the opening bell in support of the people of texas the american red cross ringing in the bell to highlight their hurricane efforts during the rescue during hurricane harvey and the aftermath. checking on the numbers, quite a good day so far you can see a live look at the dow jones up 72 points. 21,964 currently. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are also
posting good gains. the nasdaq back above 6400. it is up more than 40 points. also, this morning wells fargo says it has uncovered 1 million more accounts that were opened without customer knowledge. the bank says it has identified 3.5 million unauthorized accounts that is up from the 2.1 million originally reported. wells fargo will refund or credit $2.8 million to cover fees or charges. it has paid $3.3 million already after the original review. amazon and microsoft will have their voice assistant team up, cortana and alexa each have strong and weak points and this partnership could fill in some of the gaps. alexa customers will be able to access cortana features like
booking events and cortana users can ask alexa to turn on the air conditioning or maybe help them shop on amazon. microsoft and amazon says the move makes sense as they have seen increased reliance on these digital assistants. a major investment firm is asking apple to boost its bid to purchase toshiba. the last-ditch bid to purchase the $18 billion chip unit comes as toshiba and western digital are struggling to work out a deal ahead of today's deadline. almost 2000 miles away a tech savvy woman in the bay area is using her skill to rescue people stranded by harvey. jessica decker from san francisco saw the toll the storm was taking, last friday she went on social media teamed up with a man from boston and created a website called harvey released. there is a live rescue map used
to coordinate more than 2000 rescues. >> i said is anybody working on this? shelters or resources? there was this resounding silence. very quickly i realized anybody? >> a relief map shows where users can find resources and shelter and volunteer opportunities. there are teams of people working around the clock to verify information update the spreadsheet and make phone calls. there are people volunteering from as far away as new zealand, belgium and australia. certainly social media connects the whole world and it can be positive. the search continues, we will tell you who officials are looking for after taking seven dangerous gang members off the streets of richmond and how many millions they need to get out on bail. it is cool now but it will
is in livermore one of four cooling stations available and there are people waiting to get inside. >> reporter: that is right, everyone knows it is cool but it is getting hot and we are having a "spare the air" day as well. if you are sensitive to pollution you are encouraged to stay indoors, on these days you are encouraged to bike to work but that can be brutal in this weather. it is feeling good now so if you plan to bike to work you might want to get on the road now. the air district says the air quality is unhealthy due to too much smog in the bay area. the "spare the air" season runs from april to october when clear skies hot temperatures and lighter than usual wind creates smoggy conditions. today is also going to be hot. livermore public library is one of the cooling centers, it opens at 10:00 today but jordan
nichols road her bike here at 6:00 am because it gets so crowded.>> it gets really crowded during the week especially on hot days more people come. especially if it is 100 degrees you are writing your bike and you are already dehydrated, there is nothing much to do especially in downtown there is nowhere to go. so i love to come here. >> reporter: in the east bay you are looking at four days of unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. you are encouraged to cut back on driving using gasoline powered lawnmowers and aerosol cans like hairspray. "spare the air" alerts are four days with ozone pollution concentrations exceeding federal health standards. this is the 10th day we have had this year and there is a
line formed there is a coffee bar on the side of the library so they are hanging out. they are not open until 10:00 but the cooling center will be one of the ones opened during the weekend which is also supposed to be a hot weekend. this is the place to be apparently it gets packed. >> it is a nice little library complex. i don't think you will have your jacket much longer. thank you so much. question of the day is about the heat and the "spare the air" alert. do you make any changes on "spare the air" days? >> tell us what you think both on the kutv twitter page or facebook page.>> in two hours it will be short sleeves and shorts. >> for some of us not for all. >> take the jacket to the peninsula though. >> for many of us we will be warmer but not so much for others. near the coast some areas are
getting sunshine which we have not had much in a long time but there is some fog dancing around. nothing around 3:00 this morning . meanwhile winter is coming with frost advisory for parts of michigan tonight. frost advisories. can we move that over here? 48 at woodside, 50 in stanford, 51 menlo park. mid-50s, lower 50s, 54 monteiro, moss beach 54. we have low clouds not really too much on the sonoma and marin coast. it has filled in on most of the san mateo coast. it probably won't last too long but the fact that it is there means there is patchy fog. the fog could burn off sooner than we expect. 75 in the city the record is 87
from 1943. you can see the fog line there is a tiny bit but most of it looks to be off the coast and the same for sonoma. it is really filling in toward monterey with most around santa cruz. there is plenty to work with with water temperatures dropping. 54, 55, 57 and 59 the coldest in a long time. 50s and 60s, very cool this morning. rohnert park is now 50, 46 degrees at winsor and healdsburg. glenallen 51, a brisk 44 so we better start turning northeast for the breeze or we won't get very warm today. tropical storm lidia headed toward cabo san lucas. 35 miles per hour with a lot of moisture which could play into
the forecast. 60s 70s 80s 90s up to 100 on the temperatures and you can see some areas will be really hot. well, we are looking at a commute that is not great. it is becoming the new normal. let's look at 80 westbound as you drive to the macarthur maze. 52 minutes almost 1 hour to drive the stretch remember when there is no traffic it takes 20 minutes. so we are up there as you drive through traffic it is going to be busy at the bay bridge toll plaza and that is taking another 20 minutes. we have been looking at the san mateo bridge and dumbarton bridge both are busy getting to the peninsula but 880 is slow from the get go due to earlier issues and a couple of new incidents. between 2:38 and stephenson
that stretch will be a grind headed south. we are looking at the south bay freeways jampacked getting in especially northbound 101 after 880 that is a solid line of slow traffic. 7:36 let's go back to the desk. outside of houston, 15 sheriff deputies needed medical treatment after breathing in fumes from a chemical plant where two explosions were reported. the plant makes organic peroxide used for kitchen countertops construction materials and more. officials have warned there would be explosions because the storm and the flood knocked out power last sunday and the refrigerated chemicals were going to explode. this morning at a news conference officials try to avoid using the word explosion. they say that other chemicals are in danger of igniting as well. harvey is also having an impact on people outside of houston. many in a retirement home were
rescued yesterday in orange, texas. senior citizens were sheltering on the second floor of the building as the floodwaters kept rising. they were rescued by the louisiana national guard and authorities from florida. the fbi and his contra costa county task force are searching for one more member of a dangerous street gang. seven members were arrested yesterday after an 18 month investigation. the last member will be charged with the same long list of crimes as the other gang members. including the murder of a teenage boys last september. the family of nico martinez says the arrest won't bring him back but they don't want anyone else to suffer how they have. investigators say that the streets are safer now. >> they are violent and some of
the most egregious criminal acts we have seen in the bay area for quite some time. they have been linked to 14 attempted murders involving firearms. two carjackings, one home invasion robbery, six armed robberies. >> the home invasion robbery led to a shooting that injured a member of a school board. these men are so dangerous they are being held on $24 million bail each. police in alameda have early surveillance video in hopes of identifying the person responsible for a hate crime at a synagogue. a rock smashed the front window and damaged a door at temple israel. the attacker in the surveillance video is described as tall and thin with a black hoodie and white print or design on the front. a white t-shirt black sweatpants and black tennis shoes. please call alameda police with information. senator kamala harris spoke to hundreds at a town hall
meeting in oakland telling the crowd now is the time to stand up for what you believe in. >> this is a moment in time that is challenging us and who we are in this country. >> senator harris covered several topics, she announced plans to cosponsor bernie sanders single-payer healthcare bill called medicare for all. she condemned racism in charlottesville and defended the daca programs -- program. many undocumented young people who were once protected are now worried about being deported. >> after my four years in college what am i going to do if i can't exercise my degree? i am a politics major so hopefully one day i will be there. we are hoping for the best. >> senator harris wants the us to keep their promise to
protect dreamers and regardless of what happens the country needs comprehensive immigration reform. she also spoke about education and fair elections. today is 20 years since the death of princess diana. people left personal messages at the gates of kensington palace. princess diana died following a car crash in paris. people in london remembered the shock that they felt when they heard she had died. >> the first thing is absolute shock and then deep sadness. she has been known as queen of hearts. i think she touched everybody's heart. >> people in paris are marking the death today leaving flowers and messages near the tunnel where she was killed. yesterday her sons honored her at a tribute in kensington palace. harris and william greeted many
who waited in the rain to also pay their respects. 7:41, we have new details about yesterday's deadly officer involved shooting. the latest on the gun battle that ended with a sheriff's deputy being killed in sacrament of. vice president mike pence travels to texas as the trump administration promises long- term federal relief for harvey victims. that story is coming up next. we have had a couple of incidents slowing things down. we will talk about the sonoma grade and how it is still slow. inland temperatures are on their way up but for the coast we have a mixed outlook. we will take a look at all your temperatures coming up.
vice president mike pence is headed to texas, president trump has promised long-term support to help the survivors of harvey put their lives back together. >> but, people in texas might be getting a mixed message from washington on how much help will be available. >> mike pence travels to texas where like the president he will visit corpus christi. unlike the president he will meet with storm victims and tour the devastation. >> president trump focused on responders but mike pence will spend his afternoon with storm survivors. >> the president, my family and the administration have been deeply moved by the suffering. >> during the president's visit he wanted to avoid distracting from the storm response. during an appearance in west virginia the vice president pledged a robust response. >> when congress reconvenes the
president will be calling on our lawmakers including those gathered here to take immediate action to pass additional funding for federal disaster assistance. >> as the administration promises billions to rebuild the house republican spending proposal assembled before harvey includes $1 billion in cuts to disaster accounts. still be administration says it is committed to the recovery of texas. >> we expect a recovery in texas and the federal government is in this. >> congress will return next week to consider the bill, a deadline on the debt ceiling and other priorities. >> congress will make a comeback, i hope so. i will tell you what the united states is counting on it. >> the president will return to texas saturday and next week he will meet with congressional leaders after their august recess, in washington rich edson
foxnews. caltrans crews are getting ready to tear down the 13 remaining foundations of the old eastern span of the bay bridge. they will do this over six weekend starting saturday, september 2 and then every other weekend through november. caltrans will close the eastern span on a rolling basis while it sets off explosives, the bridge closures will last 20 to 30 minutes. they are designed to protect drivers pedestrians and bicyclists. meantime barred crews are spending the three-day labor day weekend doing track repair work between 19 street and fruitvale station. this will cause delays. bard will run free shuttle buses between fruitvale and 19 street. the lake merritt station will be closed altogether. ac transit will provide free bus service between lake merritt and fruitvale. not much time left for
people riding caltrans to respond to a pole they want to make sure they have enough storage for people to put their bicycles. a transit agency is asking riders to choose one of two options to store the bikes. one option stacks the bikes together the other design allows for 68 bikes but his room here for each bike. the poll will end at midnight. you can find the poll on ktvu.com sal are you taking care of the richmond san rafael bridge? >> yes i. we have been looking at that and highway 24 in lafayette. both of those freeways will be crowded although nothing unusual. we are starting with lafayette with slow traffic near the lafayette bart station getting to the tunnel, the richmond bridge approach is a little slow but again we are looking within the realm of the normal slow traffic if you are an
every day commuter. people hate when they get out and you are expected some amount of time but it will take longer. the east shore freeway is very slow and i will tell you it is up to 102 minutes and part of this is because of some things going on. westbound 80th something is up the road and it is going to be slow as you drive through. we had a crash westbound 80 earlier and another at central that was taking up some lanes. the traffic is not getting through, look how light it looks but it is taking 102 minutes. at this point i would say if you don't have to go maybe you shouldn't. this is the bay bridge toll plaza backed up into san francisco, the san mateo bridge will be okay. the crash, west 80 at central has done a number on the east
shore freeway. we will keep falling that and the hard weather let's bring in steve paulson. >> 102 minutes that is outrageous. speaking of 102 that is the temperature in concord. we are clear at sfo. not any fog today. there we go, the first sunrise at dillon beach in a long time. thank you sandra. let's see if she is making that up or what. looking good, the fog is moving in. temperatures are quite cool in the north bay 49 at mill valley, the alina valley made it to 44, 47 in healdsburg and winter, rohnert park and petaluma. cloverdale is 65 however.
steve paulson tweeted this one out. 46 cool degrees in la honda. woodside is 47, palo alto 50, menlo park and los altos 51. get some sunshine with warm temperatures inland today in the 90s near 100. 80s around the bay. coast dealing with 60s and 70s. sonoma coast looks pretty good. parts of the san mateo and half moon bay south some fog moving into the mendocino coast now but it should burn back quickly. some areas have the fog move offshore and then it feels back in toward monterey so that is the only issue. 50s for water temperatures have come down that is the lowest in
a while. 50s and 60s this morning. 47 in truckee. a lot of monsoon moisture still hanging around southern california with some of the playing into the weather sunday and monday but the next two days a very warm and hot. tropical storm lidia moving into cabo san lucas at 45 miles per hour. some of the moisture will track northward so we will watch that. if you are inland there will be a lot of smoke and haze from calistoga into parts of lake county. very hazy smoky skies, 60s and 100 with temperatures rising for the inland even around the bay a lot of 80s, santa clara valley near 100. santa cruz is tough at 75 but other areas at the coast 60s 70s 80s on the peninsula. tomorrow is the hottest day there will be some very warm temperatures inland into saturday as well.
there you go. the former mayor of piedmont will step down from the city council altogether after several controversial facebook post. jeff wieler will resign next tuesday after giving up his position as mayor. he was criticized for comments on social media, comments like transgender people are mentally ill, liberals are un-american and the black live matter movement encourages cop killing. he step down as mayor before the council voted on whether to remove him. jeff wieler says he spent his life helping the city and did not want to be a distraction. the la city council voted to replace columbus day with indigenous people day the measure was approved 14-1. the one person to vote against it says he sided with the italian- american community. the new
soap being recalled due to respiratory infections, the company dr. brown tells customers to immediately stop using the natural bottle and dish soap as it could contain harmful bacteria, the soap was sold in 16 ounce containers with a pump and the four ounce squeeze bottle. so far, no illnesses have been reported. the 49ers play their final preseason game tonight against the chargers. most of the starters will be on the bench as younger players battle it out. the rookie quarterback won't be starting for the season but fans are starting to see why he was drafted as he is making plays under pressure and he could be the backup to brian hoyer. the raiders host the seahawks. ej manual will play a lot of cornerback he is battling conor cook for the number two spot.
tonight could be the first that we see of the raiders first- round draft pick darian conley. don't forget you could see the raiders seahawks tonight on ktvu fox 2. coming up, just how much car break-ins have increased in san francisco and what neighborhoods have seen the biggest spikes. how one flooded texas city is coping after losing its water supply indefinitely. good morning, traffic is moving along pretty well in some areas but this is not one of them. it looks pretty good here but there is a problem off the screen and it is causing a bunch of slow traffic. unless you are on the san mateo or santa cruz coast it is all about sunshine and the warmth it is going to be hot for some.
good morning, an explosion and a fire at a chemical plant outside of houston. what texas officials are saying about the emergency there. >> this is "ktvu mornings on 2". >> good morning, welcome back it is thursday, august 31 i'm mike mibach i'm gasia mikaelian, let's talk about the changing weather. i found one person not excited about the weekend mike from livermore. he is afraid.>> well, he should know them.
it is going to be hot. good morning mike. last day of august. we can look forward to some changing weather. today we are changing from fog on the coast to sunshine and warmth for many. a little bit of fog at sfo. temperatures will be warm and hot, 80s around the bay. the sonoma and marin coast the fog has dissipated quickly but there is some on the san mateo and santa cruz coast. 88 yesterday in santa rosa, 96 today. livermore 90 to 100 which will seem cool after tomorrow, san jose 8290, some fog holding on in parts of the san mateo coast but not much left and it will fill in as you move north toward the mendocino coast.
50s and 60s we have not started to warm up yet but we will. we are a few degrees warmer than yesterday. the trend is there may be not your friend but the trend is to warm up, tropical storm lidia moving into cabo san lucas. looks like a big rainstorm and we will watch that cloud coverage over the next 5 to 7 days. 60s 70s 80s and 90s inland again up to 100. 8:02 we had the sonoma grade now it is over at 280. things are pretty slow and traffic is being blocked by a crash so if you drive from richmond to the bay bridge toll plaza using the east shore freeway let me show you this crash at central slowing down traffic blocking several lanes and the traffic will be solid from highway 4 down to where
the crash is. if you look at the east shore freeway down the line there is traffic getting through but it is still slow not as bad as it was a few minutes ago but it is still 88 minutes driving through the area. when you get to the bay bridge there is more to look at here, looking at san francisco northbound 280 and 101 traffic it will be slow coming together at the maze and we have traffic slow on the peninsula headed down south through burling game and san mateo. let's go back to the desk. a new disaster in another texas city one week after harvey slammed the coast. >> there were two explosions with black smoke from and -- a chemical plant in houston, managers warned there would be an explosion because of volatile chemicals at the facility.
alex savidge will be joining us in moments with more. meantime there are new pictures of extreme flooding in texas. entire houses underwater completely water up to the roof . there were 31 deaths confirmed. the new york times is reporting the number at least 38. some flooding in texas could last several weeks. officials in houston are starting to see the water finally received. even though harvey is now a tropical depression were 35 miles per hour wind houston residents say that it will be a long time before they recover. >> i'm scared for my babies because they have never seen anything like this. >> the military is sending warships to the region to help with rescue efforts. in beaumont the entire city has lost its water supply, beaumont has 118,000 people 100 miles east of houston officials say the city has lost service
from its main pump station due to the floodwaters. they have to wait until the water recedes before fixing the problem. in the meantime evacuation orders are in effect as evacuations continue. >> i have a rental house back here. i came here to check it out and while we were here people were hollering for help. so we started getting them out. we got about 10 people out. >> many people say the flooding in beaumont is just as bad as used in. back to the concern about a chemical plant northeast of houston. >> two explosions overnight, everyone living nearby has been evacuated. >> alex savidge is monitoring the latest from the newsroom. >> authorities in texas are downplaying the threat to the public, they insist the smoke from the fire is not toxic but
15 deputies were taken to the hospital early this morning after inhaling the fumes that drifted from the burning chemical plant. all of the deputies will be okay. this morning explosions were heard at the arkema plant in crosby, texas five miles east of houston, the facility was already evacuated because of flooding. what caught fire was a trailer on-site full of organic peroxide. the chemicals need to be kept cold but there is no power at the flooded facility so the compounds over the past few days heated up and this morning they ignited. >> certainly these things can burn very quickly and violently. it would not be unusual for them to explode. what we have heard, understand we are over one mile from the facility so we don't have anybody on-site watching what is happening. we believe it has not been a
massive explosion just vapor relief. >> company officials said there were eight other large trailers filled with volatile chemicals that they do expect will likely catch fire at some point in the near future. people living within 1 1/2 miles of the facility have been ordered to evacuate that is a mandatory evacuation order. officials are not going into the site for a variety of reasons, one of which the facility is flooded entirely. instead they will stay back and let the other trailers burn but this is an ongoing emergency unfolding outside of houston. >> alex savidge from the newsroom, thank you. vice president mike pence and his wife are headed for texas. they will visit you vacuum is from one of the hardest hit communities. people from rockport are
sifting through the debris left behind after harvey came with 140 mile per hour winds friday night. president trump will return to texas to talk with survivors this weekend. both major airports in houston have resumed limited operation. bush intercontinental has already had 10 flights leave this morning. located 45 minutes north of the city of houston. a united flight headed for san francisco will arrive this afternoon it appears to be the first flight from houston to the bay area since the airports reopened. much closer to downtown houston there are no major airline flights set to take off or land this morning. hobby airport is ready to accept flights. southwest is a major carrier there but does not plan to resume operations until saturday. our coverage of harvey continues online 24 hours a day find more on ktvu.com.
there were more stories about the bay area response to texas as well. we are learning more about a shootout yesterday in sacrament to wear a deputy was killed. three people were detained including a suspected gunman a 31-year-old. a task force investigating a car theft ring chased two women from a ramada inn into elk grove. when officers returned to check the woman's room, a man inside with a high-powered rifle opened fire through the door. 52-year-old sheriff's deputy robert french was shot along with two highway patrol officers. deputy french died on his way to the hospital. the suspect jump from the motel balcony and got in a car that is when he crashed exchanged gunfire with officers before being shot. deputy french was a well- respected officer who is survived by a girlfriend three adult children and grandchildren.
>> once again i have to stand before you and tell you an officer was killed in the line of duty.'s name was robert french. he was well-known and well- respected in the department. >> the suspect was injured in the gunbattle. he is in critical condition. he is currently under police watch and investigators have not released the names of the three people arrested. the number of car break-ins in san francisco is up sharply this year, police report there were nearly 18,000 break-ins reported at the end of july. nearly 4000 more than the same time period last year. police can't explain the reason for the increase but they plan to increase patrols to bring the number back down. the mission station had the biggest jump in break-ins with almost 1700. one bright spot was bayview the only station to report a decline. honoring princess diana, coming up how her family and
fans are remembering her on the 20th anniversary of her tragic death. big-name celebrities teaming up lending a helping hand, the events being held in three cities to raise money for hurricane harvey victims. some people are finding alternates like highway 24 so it may be getting more crowded on the tunnel. breaking news we actually have sun in daly city so that means the coast will have warm temperatures. we still have fog south of that area. we will show you coming up.
the us and south korea made a show of force over the korean peninsula two of the world's largest bombers and eight us fighter jets were part of a military exercise involving the south korean air force. the task force officials say the display was too strongly counter north korea's repeated missile test and development of nuclear weapons, the joint exercise comes two days after north korea fired a missile that flew over japan. the pentagon now says there are 11,000 us troops in afghanistan instead of 8400 as previously reported, james mattis ordered a change in the way the number of troops is reported to the public. previously troops on temporary missions were not included in the overall count.>> under the
new simplified methodology the current total forces number in afghanistan is approximate 11,000. this does not include potential future adjustments the secretary of defense may make. >> a similar review of troop levels in iraq and syria is being prepared. >> john mccain will return to washington next week after being diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. he has been getting treatment, he looks forward to continuing his work for the people of arizona and the nation. lets check traffic and help you out the door, sal castaneda with a busy morning. what can you be doing that you are so busy? >> i was actually at the desk accomplishing some business.
i am hearing of a crash on byron highway that is blocking lanes. i will get this to you at the end of the traffic report. first of all, let's go to the east shore freeway and talk about 80 westbound because it has been rather severe and this is because of an earlier accident at central. you can see the traffic is going to be okay but it is getting more crowded. i don't know if you were here two reports ago when we had this and nobody was getting through. people are now getting through that have opened up the lanes but the damage is done unfortunately when it comes to this crash. when you get to the bay bridge it looks normal but that will start to fill in this morning because everybody is getting through as you drive into san francisco so please give yourself extra time and if you have the option think about using public transportation. northbound 101 there was a crash
approaching cesar chavez which has traffic backed up to the old candlestick exit. traffic will be busy driving through, this came from the desk byron highway there is a rollover crash involving six patients. five noninjury medical helicopter has been requested so there are a bunch of patients. one person is severely injured and byron highway may be closed as they land a helicopter. i am just getting this information but we will have a map coming up in the next traffic update. 8:17 let's bring in steve. just a little bit of fog i will show you the dividing line north of pacifica. it looks to be pretty good. we have a tropical system in just a second. a lot of haze and smoke in the air some from northern napa county into lake county. it has to do with the fires. you are getting the smoke and
haze. tropical storm lidia took a zigzag now it is getting ready to move into cabo san lucas. it is not a hurricane it is now a tropical storm. it looks like a big rainstorm, however moisture will be streaming from baja into southern california. moving northward by sunday look at this in the red that is accumulated precipitation 40 hours into sunday. if you are headed to southern california keep an eye on that. the sun is now out in daly city. the sun is out. i can't believe it. let's take a look and see what is going on. there it goes watching the last few frames right there. pacifico south. half-moon bay, you are in the fog so for some it is foggy but
it will lose a lot of the punch but it is there. patchy fog that inland won't matter it will be warming up. tomorrow looks to be the really hot day, santa rosa from 88 to 96. 75 in livermore and san jose at 90. we had some very cool lows with a lot of 40s. there was some fog at the marin coast as well but most of it has cleared we have fog at the san mateo taking off from the sonoma coast filling in on the amended sita coast and it is dancing around most of the coast from santa cruz south to moderate. northwind at napa airport southwind at concord. not much of a breeze but it is favoring offshore although it is quiet and calm. hayward northeast at three miles per hour. 50s and 60s for the temperatures but within the next hour temperatures will be moving up. except from the patchy fog we
have this moisture streaming northward we do have some tropical coverage paying a visit to us sunday or monday but until then unless you are on some of the fog it is going to be very warm and hot. 80s 90s and 100 from alameda to livermore and 90s up to 100 degrees in the santa clara valley. the coast 60s and 70s. tomorrow is the day that could get toasty. >> i like that daly city celebrating today. >> it has been a foggy summer for most. so they must be. jj watt of the houston texas starting a fund raising effort to help the victims of hurricane harvey. he has now raised more than $10 million. hundreds of people have donated to his crowdfunding page. many donations coming from other professional athletes, the tennessee titans donated $1 million.
ellen degeneres and walmart donated $1 million. high-profile entertainers are staging a benefit event for hurricane harvey victims. jamie foxx and bernard freeman a hip-hop artist will team up for the benefit. the event will be organized by those who helped put together the one love manchester benefit. organizers are looking for a september 12 date. no other details like location or time have been released. a golden throne on display in new york but it might not be what you are picturing. the artist says this toilet symbolizes something else. how many banks livermore police say this woman has robbed this summer. ♪
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she saw the toll the storm was taking on people in the area so she went on social media and teamed up with a man from boston to create a website called harvey relief. there is a live rescue map which has been used to coordinate 2000 rescues. >> i just said is anybody working on this text do we have anybody mapping and there was a resounding silence. very quickly i realized anybody? >> a relief map shows where users can find resources eight shelter and volunteer opportunities. they are working around the clock to update the website. police need help finding a woman who robbed two banks. she went to the livermore branch of west america on june 1. she says she was a customer and used a counterfeit driver's license to withdraw money. two hours later she went to the
west america bank in walnut creek and took out more money. these pictures are pretty clear so someone likely will recognize the woman who she is trying to disguise herself as. police believe the same woman may have robbed other banks the same way. anyone with information is asked to call livermore police. the search for more suspects continues this morning. who officials are looking for after they already took seven dangerous gang members off the streets of richmond. it is warming up in livermore. coming up what you need to know about the air quality.
on 2" it is thursday, august 31 i'm gasia mikaelian good morning i'm mike mibach and we are in for a heat wave. >> we have a "spare the air" alert and an excessive heat advisory, leigh martinez in livermore with one of four cooling stations. >> the jacket is off it is getting warmer out here because of the air quality advisory if you have sensitivity to pollution or you have respiratory problems you are encouraged to stay indoors but with these alerts you are asked to cut back on gasoline use making the library the ideal spot to be. a "spare the air" alert means the air quality is unhealthy due to too much smog and below federal health standards. in the bay area the "spare the air" season runs from april to october when clear skies and hot temperatures creates muggy
conditions polluting the air. today it will be very hot, livermore public library is one of the cooling centers. it will open at 10:00 but the daily grind cafi opens up at 7:00 and they stay busy all day. >> there is never a dull moment when it is hot. a lot of people coming in and set up shop and they stay here all day drinking our drinks.>> reporter: one-woman wrote -- rode her bike here at 6:00 this morning because it gets crowded at the library. in the east bay you are looking out four days of unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. you are encouraged to cut back on driving using gasoline lawnmowers and aerosol cans. this is the 10th "spare the air" issued this year, livermore library will be opened at 10:00 today until 9:00 today but lucky for you they
will be open this weekend as a calling center. some of the centers are not open on the weekend so you have to check the list on the county page to see where they are located. this one seems like it will be busy we already have people waiting in line at the cafi they say that it gets cooler in the cafi and people just stay there all day. never a dull moment there.>> question of the day, do you make any changes when it comes to the "spare the air" days. let's look at the results, 77% say no. 23% say yes i change something. >> let us know what you do or don't do go to our twitter page or two facebook. we are supposed to do things like not drive solo use carpool or transit. cut down on lawn mowing so i
don't know steve not a lot of people are changing habits. >> it is tough to carpool this early. i am with the no people. i will not be firing up the lawnmower though. temperatures are firing up for most we are looking warm and then tomorrow is hot. clear for many but let's look at the east bay temperatures. 60 at walnut creek. brentwood 68, not bad. we are on our way up to some 90s and 100. the dividing line for fog on the coast looks to be pacifica. south is foggy north is clear. let's look and see, daly city last night, now this morning looking good. over in pacifica there is the fog just to the south. it will probably burn off soon but it has been a cold and
foggy summer for many although a lot of us will get sunshine on the marin coast and sonoma coast and parts of the sonoma santa cruz coast. you can see the patchy fog from pacifica south toward santa cruz but north we are good and it should stay that way. some areas like santa cruz will have fog though. 50s and 60s getting warm for some overall the fog bank won't help many, 60s 70s 80s and inland 90s and 100. 8:33 where should we go first? this time we are starting in the south bay. 102 that is a big number. this morning we are starting in the south bay, i will get to what we were talking about in just a second. i wanted to let you know the san jose state backup is there on the left southbound 280.
down highway 87 and 17 also and northbound 280 is fine. this is the south bay commute very crowded on all the freeways getting to the silicon valley. so we have a lot of slow traffic . the east bay commute is jampacked. we have had a bunch of crashes backed up to marina boulevard all the way into fremont. part of this was from earlier problems but much of it is gone just slow traffic now. 680 the same thing we had a truck accident leaving pleasanton for san jose jampacked. byron highway there was a crash with six people injured a medical helicopter near the interchange so be careful in the area. this is interstate 880 northbound it is slow and at the bay bridge we are backed up for 25 minutes. 8:34 back to the desk. at least one officer in the hospital following two explosions at a chemical plant near houston that was flooded
by the storm. the plant makes organic peroxide used in products from kitchen countertops. executives at the plant warned there would be explosions because when the power went out sunday the volatile chemicals would blow up if the temperature were to rise. at a news conference this morning officials steered away from using the word explosion but they say other chemicals at the plant are in danger of igniting. the fbi and its contra costa county task force continues the search for one member of a street gang, seven members were arrested yesterday after an 18 month investigation. the final member is cardell waters he will be charged with the same crimes the other member states including the murder of a teenage boy last september. the family of nico martinez says the arrest won't bring him back but they do not want anyone else to suffer how they
have. streets are safer with these men in custody according to authorities. >> their violence marks some of the most egregious criminal acts that we have seen in the bay area for quite some time. they have been linked to 14 attempted murders involving firearm discharge is. two carjackings. one home invasion robbery. six armed robberies. >> the home invasion robbery resulted in the shooting that injured a member of a school board. the men are being held on $24 million bond each. police in alameda have released surveillance video hoping to identify a person responsible for a hate crime at a synagogue. a rock smashed the front window and damaged the door at temple israel. the damage was discovered august 17. you can see the man tall and thin wearing a black hoodie with white print or design on the front. he had a white t-shirt black
sweatpants and black tennis shoes. if you have any information please call police. senator kamala harris spoke to hundreds in oakland yesterday telling the crowd now is the time to stand up for what you believe in. >> this is a moment in time that is telling us to fight for who we are. >> senator harris covered several topics announcing her plan to cosponsor the bernie sanders singled healthcare payer bill. she also talked about charlottesville and defended the daca program. many undocumented young people who were once protected are now worried about deportation. >> after my four years in college what can i do if i can't exercise my degree? hopefully one day i will be in her seat we are hoping for the best right now. >> senator harris wants the
united states to keep their promise to protect dreamers and regardless of what happens the country needs comprehensive immigration reform. she touched on education and the importance of fair elections. today is 20 years since the death of princess diana. people in london left flowers and messages at the gates of kensington palace. this morning people remember the shock that they felt when they heard she had died. >> the first thing is absolute shock and then shock turns into sadness. she has been known as queen of hearts and i think she touched everybody's heart. >> yesterday princess diana's sons honored her in a tribute at kensington palace, prince harry and william went to the garden dedicated to princess diana and greeted many who waited in the rain to pay their respects. people in paris are leaving flowers and messages at a
statue of a golden flame above the tunnel where she was killed. the car she was driving in crashed into a concrete pillar in the tunnel. a new study reveals how much time workers waste while stressing about money, how that money is affecting your employers. taking advantage of those in need during a crisis. the store being criticized for price gouging in texas following hurricane harvey. n:3:3:3
8:42, the founder and president of accuweather says harvey is the costliest and worst natural disaster in american history. >> the estimates put the economic impact at more than katrina and sandy combined. pam cook back with your money business. >> incredible to think about those numbers. accuweather raised its estimate on the nation's gdp up to $190 billion. economists predict the federal reserve will postpone the next expected interest rate hike because of harvey. ringing the bell in support of texas the american red cross highlighting their efforts during hurricane harvey. millions of dollars raised so far but there is a long road
ahead. looking at the numbers live the dow jones posting a good game so far coming back from its earlier gain but it is still up. 40 points up at 21,934, the nasdaq up 42 point it did cross the 6400 level at 64,010 and the s&p up 9. the new uber ceo says the company could go public. the wall street journal reports dara khosrowshahi told employees about the timeline yesterday and said there could be a public offering 1 to 3 years from now. whatever it is it will be one of the most anticipated. >> best buy being criticized for selling cases of water in houston for more than $40. this photo was posted on twitter of a best buy store in
houston selling cases of water at $42. the best buy corporate office has apologized for what they call a mistake by the local store. price gouging during natural disasters is illegal in most states including texas. violators are subject to fines of up to $250,000. a new study shows many problems for employees is a problem for companies they work for, the san francisco business consultant firm mercer estimates american workers spend 150 hours every year worrying about paying bills saving money for retirement and managing their credit card debt. mercer analyzed a 2016 study finding companies are effected due to eroding worker productivity. it could cost businesses $250 billion in lost productivity, mercer recommend companies retain workers and beat competition i doing more than just funding 401(k) packages
they can also offer financial wellness program and payday loans. people are lining up to use a piece of art at the guggenheim in new york. an 18 carat toilet fully functional replacing the standard porcelain version in one of the restrooms. the artist says it allows art fans to have an intimate experience with a work of art and it reminds us of the inescapable physical realities of being human. 100,000 people have used the toilet since it was installed. sit on the golden throne by visiting new york soon as it will be ending september 15. >> reminds me of that drinking fountain toilet at the exploratory and. i have used that one. we used it, we took pictures and everything. a big party. let's check in with sal castaneda with your thursday
morning commute. >> good morning, right now we have slow traffic on all of the commutes. this is the new normal as we have the fall traffic pattern in with most schools returning already. northbound 280 on the right is temporarily good but getting up the road you can see slow traffic on 280 and 85 and 11 getting into the west valley. we have a bunch of slow traffic left over from earlier problems on 880 and 680 driving from the east bay to the south bay. this morning byron highway a serious injury crash and we are looking at 880 traffic slow getting into downtown oakland. 580 is also slow from the lakeshore curve and at the bay bridge toll plaza there is a 25 minute delay so it is very jampacked for the morning commute. let's bring in steve paulson with the weather.
except for some patchy fog most of the coast is clear south of pacifica there is some fog and clearing but even some on the marin inlets. but it should not be lasting long as temperatures are warming. the national weather service in eureka says nine record highs since may in ukiah. 2017 will tie 1926 for the most current record highs in a single year. it has been a hot summer for many away from the coast and the theme continues until the end of august and into september. meteorological false starts tomorrow. pacifica is the dividing line but north of that is looking good with some patches south still some fog at half moon bay down into santa cruz. inland the fog won't help
anybody with a heat advisory and excessive heat warning. you can see a little bit on the marin coast but not much, the city is clear and south of pacifica they have the fog. some from santa cruz north has cleared other areas in monterey looking solid. 50s and 60s on the temps most locations are running warmer compared to 24 hours ago. the theme has started and except for the immediate coast you will be in the 60s and 70s, tropical storm lidia moving into southern baja around cabo san lucas. 45 to 50 miles per hour with some of the moisture coming in next week. 60s up to 100 in ukiah it will be hot, clear lake and anywhere east out of vacaville pittsburgh livermore the usable in the upper 90s near 100 in the santa clara valley. 60s and 70s on the coast, 70s
and 80s on the peninsula. tomorrow is the day window sizzling temperatures will kick in saturday and possible cloud coverage sunday and monday. >> 100 degrees in mind and that is a cool down. >> well, if the cloud coverage comes and it will be cooled off but it will be muggy and tropical. congresswoman jackie speier calls global climate change a crisis. >> i am confident this particular disaster has shaken everyone, republicans and democrats. this is no longer a game of cat and mouse. >> jackie speier hosted a town hall meeting at the san francisco zoo the climate change form titled conversation about america. 150 people attended the event including the uc berkeley energy professor who resigned last week as science envoy to
protest the trump administration's environmental stance.>> what we have seen is more and more abrupt changes in the weather patterns compared to before. >> the uc berkeley professor says climate change contributed directly to the intensity of hurricane harvey. he says solutions include working with people skeptical of global warming. working on the bay bridge, next the demolition of old bridge peers could affect drivers this weekend and next month.
a rolling basis while it detonates the explosive charges. the closures will last 20 to 30 minutes and will protect drivers pedestrians and bicyclists. bart says it's crews are spending the labor day weekend doing track work between the 19th street and fruitvale stations in oakland and that will cause some delays. bart will run free shuttle buses between the fruitvale and 19th street stations. ac transit will provide free bus service between lake merritt and fruitvale. there is not much time left for people redding caltrans to respond to an online poll they are making sure there is enough stored in electric trains for people to put bicycles. the transit agency is asking riders to choose one of two options, the new trains will replace the current diesel locomotives. one option stacks the bicycles together and the other design allows for less bikes but is
more roomy for each bike. the poll will end at midnight. we will post a poll on ktvu.com operators at the oroville dam are promising a wet spot on the face of the dam is not a hazard. one study claims a green spot on the dam could be a week but a report points to historical evidence it is nothing more than natural vegetation growth caused by rainfall that becomes temporarily trapped inside the outermost layer of the dam. in the 1960s observations during the dam construction says the green spot is caused by trapped rainwater. the former mayor of piedmont will step down from city council altogether after several controversial facebook posts. jeff wieler will resign after giving up his position of mayor last weekend. he was criticized for comments on social media such as transgender people are mentally ill, liberals are un-american
and the black live matter movement encourages cop killing. he stepped down as mayor before the council voted on whether or not to remove him. he says he spent his life helping the city and did not want to distract. la city council voted to replace columbus day with indigenous peoples day. the measure was approved 14-1. alone councilmen who will post it says he sides with the american italian community. the holiday will fall on the same day and will still be a paid holiday. la has joined several other cities that have renamed the holiday. a ruling on your privacy could be coming down today. up next how the information from automated license plate readers could be used. this is the new comfort food.
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wildfires burning out of control in california one of the largest fires is the ponderosa fire it has grown 350 acres overnight to more than 3500 this morning the fire started tuesday east of oracle. it has destroyed 30 buildings and 10 homes, the fire is 10% contained and is threatening 1300 structures. authorities arrested a suspect yesterday accused of starting an illegal campfire which then grew out of control. mandatory evacuations in a wildfire in the sierra foothills near highway 49 and pleasant valley road near grass valley. it has burned through 200 acres there is concerned it will grow and threaten people nearby. the fire is 10% contained and has burned several houses. it is approaching 200 other buildings and houses. the fire began yesterday afternoon and quickly spread.
>> very high temperature with low humidity and the fuel model there is a lot of brush with oak woodland and timber. all of that fuel carries the fire quickly.>> the section of highway 49 is shut down, an emergency shelter was opened last night for evacuees. a wildfire near yosemite has closed highway 41 it is called the railroad fire it started yesterday afternoon. more than 1200 acres have burned in the foothills. mandatory evacuations continue for sugar pine and the popular large nearby. the fire is just 5% contained. the supreme court will rule today on whether the public has a right to information collected by automated license plate readers. the court will rule on if police and sheriffs must disclose a reader data under the state public records act.
law enforcement across the country use the readers on patrol cars and traffic signals to determine if vehicles are linked to crimes. a heat wave getting ready to take hold of the bay area as we brace for triple digit temperatures. in texas early morning explosions at a chemical plant, the latest catastrophe after hurricane harvey. following a police chase and shooting left one deputy dead and two others injured how the case is linked to the bay area. >> the final day of august is here. the fog has been hanging around for most of the summer finally starting to peel back and move toward those islands. a live look at san francisco bay with the golden gate bridge everything looking beautiful this thursday morning. welcome inside to