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stacking them. >> all right. tonight's raiders game between the raiders and chief, 5:25 tonight at the coliseum. a san francisco police officer struck and seriously injured by a hit and run driver. we will have the latest on the officer's condition and the arrest that police made in the case yesterday. and we continue to follow the latest on the bear fire still burning in the santa cruz mountains. the new information we just learned from fire investigators as crews try to continue to protect homes from the flames. this and more as mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> nice, cool thursday morning. >> it is. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. i told steve i went outside. it is still dark. and he said you better get used to it. steve is in his office working on the weather. he has a lot to tell us about. what is ahead. >> daylight savings ends november 5th.
get used to the dark, dave. >> yes. >> good morning, gasia. >> and to you. >> low clouds have pushed in. most locations say cloudy to mostly cloudy. numerous reports of drizzle. that will continue. waiting on the front that will get here later. if you're heading to the game tonight, 5:25, could be late rain in the second half. the system continues to come in without stalling or slowing down. then it won't -- won't be an issue. i would plan on it. 64 kickoff. 62 at halftime. we do have good wind out there from 20 to 44 miles per hour. morning drizzle. evening or overnight rain, .15 to half an inch, more the farther north you go. not so much the south. if it makes it all the way south, that would be a bonus. there's not a lot but some enhancements on the back side of it. upwards of three quarters of an inch. not so much to the south but .14 in boulder creek would be
good. about quarter of an inch around oakland would be good as well. 40s on the temps. they haven't changed much and i doubt they will. that brings up the humidity and temperatures in the 40s. a few breaks in the low clouds. there's a lot to go around. 40s and 50s on the temp. on shore breeze will turn westerly as the rain gets closer. if rain develops, it will be late tonight. the wind will pick up. there is a winter weather advisory until 11:00 tonight to 11:00 tomorrow above the 6500- foot level. the system is slowly moving in on the north coast. 60s, 60s, low 70s. 7:02, sal. what do you have, sir. >> we have traffic that will be busy this morning on 80 westbound. we keep watching it because it keeps getting busier and busier. we're in 45-minute territory between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. a lot of that traffic comes after richmond for the drive to the macarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge, another 25 minutes before you
make it on to the span. san francisco traffic is better than it was yesterday. we haven't had any problems on 101. but it is already slow on 101 from about the 280 interchange to the 80 split. 880 is also filled in. we had an accident at decoto road. traffic is stacked up from 238 all the way down to the scene. 7:03. back to the desk. >> a san francisco police officer is in the hospital in grave condition this morning after being strung by a car yesterday by a suspect who wanted to get away from police. >> allie rasmus is at zuckerberg general hospital in san francisco. what do you know now? >> reporter: the officer's name has not officially been released by the police department. but we know he went through surgery last night and came out of it and is in intensive care this morning and his injuries are very serious. this happened around 12:20 in the afternoon when officers got a call about an officer down.
this is between van ness and franklin. the officer who was on bicycle patrol was deliberately struck by a man driving a vehicle. a man that police were about to question for a firearms violation possibly. >> officers observed the suspect in a vehicle they believed was in possession of a firearm. it appears the suspect became aware of the officers' presence and fled the scene in the vehicle. >> reporter: now, a couple of hours after that hit and run, police found the vehicle involved, a cream colored lexus suv. they arrested the man who they believed was the driver of the -- of that vehicle. the male was arrested in the tenderloin area on ellis street. it did not appear that the man resisted arrest. police have not released the name of the suspect yet, however. as for the officer who was seriously injured, he has been with san francisco police for the past four years. we are waiting to get another update on his condition this
morning. back to you guys. >> thank you, allie. >> the time is 7:05. we're still following all of the developing news about that fire in the santa cruz mountains. new numbers have come in. the bear fire grew a little bit during the night. >> we know the bear fire has burned through 330 acres and is 30% contained. christien kafton has been at the command center all morning. crews are preparing for another busy day on the fire lines. >> reporter: firefighters are getting a briefing on the latest developments on the bear fire. in the meantime, we have seen an incompetent flux of firefighters and vehicles come into the location this morning. ktvu was escorted by firefighters behind the fire lines yesterday and we got a look at the progress that crews are making and the obstacles they are facing. the fire has grown over the past 24 hours. we have containment numbers of 30%. the fire though has scorched an estimated 320 acres. in all, four structures have burned. at this point, 150 to 200 homes are still in danger.
that means that evacuation orders for now are still in effect for the deer creek area and areas along bear creek road. the fire is still burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. that's why the aerial support has been critical. yesterday the water drops had to be suspended for about an hour after somebody flew a drone into the area. crews did not want to hit the drone and cause a spark and set off a new fire. so air operations ground to a halt. >> the wind started picking up at the same time that the air operations were canceled. any time that there is wind, the fire has the potential to spread. we use the helicopters and aircraft to stop the spread of the fire. >> reporter: crews have tried to increase the containment overnight. santa cruz county sheriff's deputies are confirming they have arrested a boulder creek man accused of looting $15,000 worth of jewelry from a home inside the evacuation zone. meanwhile, there is mixed news when it comes to the weather. there is some rain in the
forecast at this point which is certainly good news. before the rain, there is some wind in the forecast, which is bad news. that wind can push the embers and possibly feed this fire or push it into new areas. so they're hoping that that rain does come, helps put the fire down. they're hoping the wind doesn't kick up too much and spread it around. christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. we will move to the north bay now where crews there are making progress against wildfires. the tubbs, atlas and nuns fires are all at least 80% contained. the pocket fire is 63% contained. now crews are turning their attention to searching the debris because some people are still missing. officials have confirmed at least 42 people have died in the fires that started 11 days ago. some 6800 buildings, mostly homes, have been destroyed. the sonoma county sheriff flew over the burn zone and was stunned by what he saw. >> we were up in the air for a
long time. and i could not believe how many houses were burned. i say that because i want people to understand that fire is doing a great job, they're shutting this down. it's not going to go away. we will be dealing with this for months and years in the county. >> more than 5,000 firefighters are still on the lines in the north bay. that's down from 11,000 late last week. some crews have been released from those fires and sent to the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains. the white house says president trump has no immediate plans to come to california to see the fire devastation firsthand. the president tweeted about the california wildfires for the first time yesterday, saying, our hearts are with all affected by the wildfires in california and thanking the first responders and fema. president trump as you know did go to houston and puerto rico after the big hurricanes. a frightening twist to life after death. in just ten minutes, what researchers have to say about your brain and your brain
function even after your body shows no signs of life. but first a warning for students at stanford. why you might want to watch what you leave inside of your car when you park on or near the campus. good morning. we see traffic that is still slow in many commutes. and getting slower. although on the richmond bridge, traffic is moderate heading over to san rafael. well, it took a long time but now a pattern change has emerged. the low clouds are in place. the wind is now on shore. there is drizzle. what about rain? it looks like it will be later. we will the timing update coming up.
circumstances of the death. she was in the car with the widow of la david johnson on tuesday on their way to the miami airport to meet his coffin. president trump told johnson's wife, quote, he knew what he signed up for. the president denies her account of the phone call. >> i didn't say what the congress woman said. i didn't say it at all. she knows it. she is now not saying it. i did not say what she said. and i would like her to make the statement again. >> congress woman wilson says that johnson's family had questions about his death. he was killed along with three other soldiers in niger in an ambush during an anti- terror operation. >> why were they not protected? how were they -- how were they able to be overrun by terrorists? when they're there to train the army? they didn't go there to fight.
this is mr. trump's benghazi. and all of this about the widow is just a cover-up. >> congress woman wilson is pushing for an investigation into the ambush. no word from the pentagon on when or if that will happen. our time is 7:13. president trump is still pushing congress to act on tax reform. the president met yesterday at the white house with members of both parties from the senate finance committee. now, he wants support for his tax reform plan. most republicans are on board. but it's going to be hard to win support from the democrats who say it doesn't do enough for middle class families and will mostly help the wealthy. ealthy. >> the details are gruesome. millions of working families would see their taxes go up. the top 1% would get tax breaks worth an average of $130,000. >> this would be a win for the american people. if we're able to do it on a bipartisan basis, it will be
durable. it will be something that is sustainable like the tax reform of 1986. >> well, today the u.s. senate will vote on a budget resolution that if passed would allow republicans to pass tax reform legislation without democratic support. san ramon police are looking for a man who exposed himself to yuck girls. the man approached girls on three separate incidents. in one incident the man asked the girl to take his photo at which time he allegedly exposed himself to her. the man is described as in his late 20s to early 30, about 5'6", weighing 150 pounds, he has buck teeth and a scar on his cheek. he was seen driving a four-door is he began, gray in color. according to police, the victim said she was assaulted saturday at a cal residence hall on durant avenue.
investigators are looking for witnesses and say so far they do not have a description of the attacker. well, there has been a dramatic increase in car break- ins on the stanford university campus. since the beginning of this month, there have been 61 break- ins, compared to the two or three usually reported every month. every one involved a smashed window. what was stolen from the cars includes jewelry, laptops, ipads, cameras and purses. campus police are warning people, don't leave valuables inside of your car. the time is 7:15. i sal, i thought about you on my way into work today. this feels about right for a thursday morning. >> yeah. the commute was just about right. not too heavy, not too light. fridays is lighter. we don't have any light traffic unfortunately. it is all pretty busy. we're looking at a hit and run accident here at the macarthur maze. what they call the berkeley
curve westbound 80. this occurred at about 6:40. then been out there for a bit in the goer point. the flashing lights are not making it easier for the commute. it was busy even before that happened, coming around the maze. it has been busy the whole time coming down from richmond. a pretty long drive coming into the bay bridge. and even if that crash weren't there, i think we would have a lot of slow traffic getting to the bay bridge. an early slow vehicle that set us off on a slow note. the problem is any sort of slow traffic on the bay bridge tends to last and make things even slower. this is a look at san francisco and the sky way. 101 in the background and 80 in the foreground. traffic is moderately heavy. on the nimitz freeway, an accident near de coto. this will be slow down to stevenson. traffic in san ramon is okay. but 680 slows out of
pleasanton, heading to the sunol grade. 7:17. let's bring in steve with today's forecast. >> thank you kindly, sal. >> you're welcome. >> low clouds came back to parts of the coast yesterday. it was pretty shallow. they have lifted big time. the bases are up and they can fly over the hills. a few breaks in there. many reports of drizzle as well. and leading to what we think will be rain by this evening if the system continues to get the support that it is showing. tonight raiders game-kansas city. 5:25. mostly cloudy. unless the system slows down, rain in the second half. winds at 25 miles per hour. not that cold. 60s on the temps. temperatures continue to cool off. palo alto, stanford, 73. 73 in san jose. we get the gusts already. altamont pass had 44 miles per
hour. fairfield, travis had 32. near merit college saw 20 miles per hour. mount tam had a gust of 25 miles per hour. some of the east bay hills about 25 to 30 miles per hour. look at the surge. i mean, the low clouds are like i haven't had this kind of a push in a long time. because of this system right here. it doesn't look very ominous. there is a lot of cold air support coming in on the back side. this will dig in. if that cold air went east instead of southeast, i would say we won't get much. but it is showing signs of digging in that will reinforce it. quarter of an inch to a third of an inch towards lake county and northern sonoma county. and then into mendocino, half an inch. not as much in san francisco, oakland, south bay peninsula. even down to the santa cruz mountains showing .14 that would be early tomorrow morning. the humidity is way up thanks to the fog. the wind has turned more
westerly or southerly for mows. they will take the higher humidity and the low cloud deck because the bases have lifted. that is a positive, along with the 40s on the temps. low clouds are making a major surge here. 50s due to the low clouds. i doubt we cool off more than what we have seen. in san francisco west, west, west, west, northwest. so everything has changed from the east to northeast from a couple days ago. even in berkeley, west/southwest 56 at the berkeley lab. 51 degrees. 95% humidity. mount diablo has changed from a north wind or east wind to a west wind and 54% humidity. lafayette, 52. by the concord pavilion, 53. west/southwest at 20. expect that to turn southwest to everybody as the system gets closer. it was beautiful yesterday. clouds will be increasing. the wind will pick up later.
11:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m. friday. three to six inches of snow around the 6,000, 6500-foot level. most of that will be after midnight. there's the system. a cold air support behind that enforcing it, holding the system together. it hasn't moved on to the north coast. the timing will be later. afternoon and evening for some. by 6:00, it begins to make its move. by 8:00, starts to move south. by 10:00, it makes it down to the south bay. look at the sierra. that is overnight. that will be much later than here. could be unsettled weather coming in with the colder air carrying us into friday morning. 60s and 70s on the temps. tomorrow will be even cooler. as we said, we will get the great air quality that will clean things out and warmer on the weekend. >> thank you, steve. google has come up with a list of the most searched for halloween costumes this year. we will tell you which is the most popular right here in the bay area.
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>> an almost unbelievable twist now to life after death. a new study reveals that the mind actually still works after the body shows no more signs of life. in the largest study of its kind, researchers from new york studied people in europe and the united states who suffered cardiac arrest, technically died, but were later revived. some of the studies say they
had awareness, full conversations and seeing things that were going on around them, even after they were pronounced dead. these accounts by the way were verified by medical and nursing staff who were present at the time. >> wow. >> i know. >> all right. the time is 7:24. very important deadline for those cities who want to get amazon as their new headquarters and the jobs that come with it. also 100 up, 100 up. pam cook back in the studio with this morning's money business. >> the dow started the day down 100 points this morning. that's after gaining 100 points yesterday at this time. earnings coming in, affecting things. of course some profit taking as well. want to bring up an organization, stupidcancer is ringing the bell. a nonprofit group celebrating ten years in business. they help young adults dealing with cancer. and they are there on the new york stock exchange. checking in on the numbers as i mentioned, numbers are down.
coming back from the earlier lows. but the dow jones still above that 23,000 mark. but it is down 78 points. up a third of a percent. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 are down as well this morning. well, today is the deadline for cities around the country to submit bids to be considered for amazon's second headquarters. now, amazon is proposing $5 billion in investments and the creation of 50,000 new jobs in the next 15 years at its new headquarters site, wherever it might be. the winning city will have to provide generallous tax breaks and are have a minimum population of 1 million people who are well educated. san jose and concord are among the cities that have submitted bids. new jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits if amazon locates there in newark. you can now do business at the dmv while you do your grocery shopping.
the dmv debuted a self serve terminal in san jose. they are operating at 14 safeways around the bay area. 38 stores across california. the agency says the blue and yellow kiosks are a convenient way to get newer license plate cards or registration right away. >> it is a win-win for customers and those looking for opportunities to take care of their dmv refrigeration while grabbing -- registration while grabbing groceries. >> you're unable to get your driver's license at the kiosk but that will likely come in the next few years. we are 12 days away from halloween. if you still don't have the perfect costume, here are ideas. google has the top searched halloween costumes this year. they include wonder woman, harley quinn from suicide squad, a clown, unicorn, and a rabbit. here in the bay area, wonder
woman was the top searched costume. so pretty interesting. i know gasia makes her costumes. do you ever have -- i know the conversation in boys' households is a costume that may be violent. >> thankfully we have dodged that conversation so far. >> that was kind of my rule. no blood and guts on the costume. >> i know a lot of parents of a little girl say you won't be a sexy nurse or sexy clown. >> anything. >> i think back to when we were kids, you got a sheet from the bed and you were a ghost or a bag and you're a jack-o- lantern. >> i like the creativity. it is fun. >> absolutely. thank you, pam. >> the time is 7:27. it was a dangerous mission for a doctor in the north bay. but he didn't think twice, he says. up next, how he was able to save the youngest people threatened by the devastating wildfires. plus, today we are preparing for the big one here in california. it is the great california
>> thank goodness cooler. that is correct. >> yeah. >> long overdue. some breaks in the clouds. we've had local drizzle and the fog bank which was pretty much confined to the coast yesterday. it has made a strong push inland. it will equal a cooler day. we're waiting on the high and mid level clouds. they will get here later. heading to the raiders game tonight, partly to mostly cloudy and late rain in the second half. a south wind at 25 miles per hour. on the mild side with the wind, 64 degrees. a good breeze kicked in with some. expecting evening rain or even overnight rain. it may take a while but so far all of the forecast models maintain the measurable precip, all the way down to the santa cruz mountains and even monterey. low clouds march inland. they're waiting on the system that continues to ramp up the fog bank. the cold air is the key here. if it wasn't there, i don't think these rainfall projections would be anywhere close. about a third of an inch to upwards of half an inch in the
north. then you get into the .16, .14. if we can get .14 in boulder creek tomorrow, that would be a bonus. 40s on the temps. pretty consistent. the humidity is up due to the cloud cover on the low cloud deck. that helps. it is a westerly breeze instead of north/northeast. a couple of 40s here. a lot of low 50s. belmont at 55. pacifica, 52. west/southwest will pick up later. tonight we will see increasing clouds. the sierra has a winter weather advisory but not until 11:00 tonight for snow above the 6500- foot level. it will take a while to get here. some places won't get it until after 10:00 tonight if the system continues to come in and not fall apart. it leads to a cooler and better
pattern tomorrow. sal. >> a truck broke down and didn't realize it was going to be out there for so long. i guess it's been hard to move. this truck westbound highway 4, the willow pass grade. we've had just traffic backing up into antioch. usually not this slow. you know, people drive this every day. they can -- you know, they're used to it. but this morning, it is much slower through all of pittsburgh and bay point, part of antioch over to concord. 680 over to walnut creek is lighter because a lot of people are stuck on highway 4 this morning. 80 is slow are from hercules, richmond and slow heading down to the bay bridge toll plaza. the scene of an earlier hit and run accident. i don't think that hit and run accident did too much to the traffic because it was already slow anyway. it is still there. you can see it at the bottom. i don't know if that is adding too much to what is already there. here is a look at highway 24. as i mentioned. and here is the bay bridge, backed up all the way to the maze. so we have quite a delay getting into san francisco.
in the east bay, san mateo bridge could be an alternate but slow to the peninsula. 7:34. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. during the night the wildfire in the santa cruz mountains grew a little bitter but crews are getting a better handle on it. it has burned 320 acres and is 30% contained. that is up from 15% last night. seven firefighters have been hurt. two are still in the hospital. at least four buildings, including at least one home have been destroyed. hundreds of people have been evacuated. fire officials say if the crews continue to make progress, some of the people may be allowed to go home today. right now they still don't know how that fire started. well, crews are also getting control of the fires burning in mendocino and lake counties where at least eight people have died. evacuation warning for the redwood valley fire has been lifted now. that one has burned more than 36,000 acres. it is 85% contained.
up from 5%. the sulfur fire that began in lake county is now 96% contained. it has been limited to 2200 acres. cal fire now says that 447 homes were destroyed in those two fires. the sonoma county sheriff says 50 people are still listed as missing in the wake of the fires. crews are going through what is left of each home in the hardest hit neighborhoods right now. they spent hours in the mountain grove section of santa rosa yesterday. they found the remains of one person there. that puts the number of confirmed deaths in the north bay fires at 42. the napa county sheriff says there are five people listed as missing in napa county. at one point 500 people were missing. governor brown issued an executive order to speed up the recovery efforts. it includes napa, mendocino and sonoma counties.
it also prevents people from price gouging, increasing rents by more than 10%. it includes hiring more workers for recovery operations as well. the time is 7:36. a doctor in santa rosa is being called a hero for his quick action the night the deadly tubbs fire started. tara moriarty tells us the story of dr. scott witt. he embarked on a very dangerous mission to save newborn babies from those flames. >> she is disabled. >> all right. let me get her feet. >> reporter: the rescue by first responders during the santa rosa fire storm has been nothing short of heroic. dr. scott witt, director of the nicu never thought he would be pulling off a harrowing rescue to save babies. >> i got a call at about 2:00 a.m. basically saying there was fire encroaching on the hospital. so we might have to evacuate. >> reporter: dr. witt told his family to leave their fountain grove home as flames were at
edge of the hospital. >> i left in my truck but couldn't get far because the freeway already had flames going across it. >> reporter: the 45-year-old did what a doctor evacuating people are s might do, he switched his truck for a bmw. motorcycle that is. >> i went down the middle of the lanes and got past everybody. >> reporter: for four miles he weaved through traffic, rode on the shoulder. >> a lot of wind and debris flying in the air. >> reporter: you can see how close the fire got to the hospital. when dr. witt and the staff arrived, they loaded the babies into an ambulance to take them six hours away. it took several hours for several trips. >> incredible. amazing. makes me proud. they were worried about their own family but they stayed here. >> reporter: the mission wasn't over. he rode to santa rosa memorial,
trailing an ambulance carefully. he said he felt the babies needed him. >> if my baby was in the hospital, i'm a little biased, but i would totally them to be in the hands like scott. >> reporter: the family home is a complete loss but they have each other. things are back to normal back at the hospital where the doctor is being called the james dean of the neonatal. >> you have to get done what needs to be done. >> reporter: from santa rosa, tara moriarty, fox 2 news. the world's largest earthquake drill takes place later this morning. >> part of that drill, millions of people will drop, cover and hold on during the great california shake-out. ktvu's alex savidge is at mountain view at google headquarters. we saw you earlier. tell us how we can prepare for the next big earthquake. >> reporter: there are quite a few things that you can do. learn the best ways to keep yourself safe as the shaking
begins. if there is a large earthquake which we know there will be at some point, another aspect is how you can be prepared to survive potentially on your own after a major disaster. part of that is having your emergency kit ready to go. we're on the google campus and we have folks showing off the emergency kits. jason bowman is with the california shake-out. appreciate you taking the time this morning. what are the most important items to have in an emergency kit? if i don't have one like this that has all of the different items, what are the top things to make sure that i have on hand. >> it is great that we're here practicing shake-out to improve our shake safety. the one thing to have in the kit is plenty of water. >> reporter: yeah. >> this one has five years of shelf life, right. but what you need for one person is water up to two weeks. that is one gallon per person per day. that is 14 gallons per person. water is also cheap. something that you can go and
get right now even or tonight or this weekend and just get enough water for you. 14 gallons for up to two weeks. that is what you will need to brush your teeth, clean your pots and pans for cooking and that kind of thing. >> reporter: these are obviously special packaged, emergency food rations here. can i get canned items from a supermarket and put them in the kit. >> breakfast bars have a good shelf life. they last six months to a year. also another great thing are the canned goods. it has hydration and food in it. >> reporter: okay. we're here on the google campus this morning. i know 35,000 or so employees from google are going to be among the millions of californians taking part in the great california shake-out happening at 10:19 this morning. that's when the drill will take place. talk to me about the keys to making sure that you're safe in an earthquake. as we do that, we're going to walk inside the big shaker here. >> yeah. >> absolutely. >> this is the earthquake
simulator that reminds people what to do. what is the key to remember when the shaking starts? >> whenever you feel shaking, don't second guess yourself. think drop, cover and hold on. drop before the earthquake drops you. just like that. close your eyes and mouth. and now we're going to carefully get up, look behind us and around us. >> yeah. >> make sure that everything is safe because things have moved. >> okay. >> what do i do physically while getting up. >> electrical wires could have come down. there could be broken objects that you cut your feet on. after the northridge earthquake may have fallen after getting up and they were struck by objects. >> so it is after the fact. not just during the shaking itself. >> absolutely. >> ideally you would get under a desk or a sturdy table of some kind. you don't have that in this
scenario. that's right. we don't have a sturdy desk. so we did a modified version which is we found a nice space that is open, away from things that could fall on us and covered our head and neck. >> usually it will be something more dangerous than teddy bears falling on you when the big one hits. you want to hold on tight. >> there is another one. >> an after shock. >> all right. drop, cover and hold. alex, thank you. you know, he and i grew up here in california. >> yeah. >> we grew up doing the tests in class. hopefully it is instinct for the younger children. >> yes. it is the deadliest wildfire in california history. coming up at 8:00, as firefighters still fight flames in the north bay, the white house is now facing questions about the president's response. first though a 13-year-old boy shot and killed in oakland. more on how he is being remembered as police continue to search for his killer.
>> the time is 7:45. some communities in western washington state are without power after severe weather overnight. heavy rains and winds created dangerous conditions. in kent, a woman got trapped when live power lines fella cross her car. she had to stay inside until crews turned the wires off. another storm is expected to roll through the state again tomorrow. the family a 13-year-old boy from oakland is looking for answers after he was shot and killed. police say 8th grader anibal ramirez received a text message last tuesday to meet a friend in east oakland. police say his body was found
on a bench in the same area and he had been shot multiple times. pronounced dead at the scene. last night a vigil was held in his honorment one of his former teachers say no one can understand why this happened. >> everyone is shocked. he was young and quiet. he was a good kid. i don't think anybody expected this to happen. you know what i mean. it is unreal. even if he was out here, you know, drinking a coffee, it wouldn't matter. like why are we hurting each other? we are all minorities, most of us. like why is that what is okay. >> ramirez and his family are from guatemala and have been living here for about a year. it served as a fundraiser for the family. oakland police say ramirez is the youngest homicide victim this year. police have yet to release any suspect information. the time is now 7:46. san francisco district attorney
gaston says no charges will be filed against police officers in the shooting of jessica williams. she was shot while driving a stolen car. she tried to drive towards the police officer that opened fire and she was shot and killed. now, the police chief at that time, greg suhr resigned within hours of the death of jessica williams as the backlash grew over police use of deadly force. opening argue notes are expected to happen on monday in the kate steinle murder trial. a jury was chosen in the trial in san francisco. six men and six women, three of whom are immigrants will decide the fate of jose ynez garcia zarate. he has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. he said he found the gun and it went offer accidentally, killing steinle. he was facing deportation when the shooting happened. the time is now 7:47. sal is right over there. it's been a busy thursday
morning, sal. >> sure has been. a couple unexpected things made the commute that are normally jeff sloweyer. highway 4, finally got the stalled truck out of the way that has been there for a long time on highway 4. what is a shame is highway 4 had started off as a good commute. then that stalled truck happened. it was there for a long time. now it is solid from pittsburgh to bay point. i think a lot of people didn't get through because if you look at 680, just now it is finally beginning to get busy from pleasant hill down to walnut creek. people are finally making it through. 242 is usually busier but people were stuck on highway 4 because of the stuck truck. 80 is slow down into berkeley. when you get to the east shore freeway, the whole thing between the carquinez bridge and the maze is taking about an hour. unfortunately that's becoming the norm. someone sent me a tweet saying what is happening? why is it so slow? we have seen this pretty much since september began. it hasn't eased up yet.
here is a look at highway 24, westbound slowing through lafayette. at the bay bridge, traffic is backed up for 25 minutes. san mateo bridge is moderate. dumbarton brick is very slow all the way across to east palo alto. let's go over to steve with a look at the weather. >> should we throw in a plug for the 9. >> yes. >> go ahead. >> bruce campbell from the evil dead and other things, burn notice, you and i will be talking to him on the 9. it will be a great interview. one to watch. >> one of my favorites, army of darkness. >> there you go. >> he will be here at 9:45. also from michigan as i am from michigan. wonder if he gets back often enough there [laughter] >> looking forward to. a lot of low clouds and plenty of fog, drizzle around. we call it fog. it is a low cloud deck. it has lifted. a few breaks in there. waiting for the system to move in. in advance of that, if you are going to the raiders game
tonight, partly to mostly cloudy. light rain after 7:00. it can slow down a little bit. on the mild side with the south wind. 64 degrees. we do have cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions today. plenty of low clouds up and down the coast making a strong surge inland. some areas on the peninsula and the coast could be on the mild side. 68 in napa. concord, 70 after both were 80 yesterday. palo alto was 73. today 68 degrees. altamont pass, strongest gusts so far. thankfully not north or east. it is south/southwest. near the college, 20 miles per hour. low clouds and plenty of it making a push out to the valleys awell. there is the system. it gets cold air support. there is some digging on the back side. that's the key. if the system was on its own,
it would fall apart and we wouldn't see much. rainfall good to the north, santa rosa to calistoga north. lake county, mendocino county, i have seen some projections of up to an inch of rain. now to the south not as much as you might expect. not that strong of a system. still painting .14 over boulder creek early tomorrow morning and same for san jose. here is another look at it from santa rosa down to morgan hill. .18, .2 or a third of an inch in napa and sonoma county. a lot of 45s to 46. the key is the low cloud deck has come in. that has lifted. that helps the relative humidity which is 89% to 9 0%. 40s and 50s. cloverdale is 47. occidental, 49. 49 in mill valley.
and 50south lake tahoe, truckee looks good right now. increasing clouds and wind later today. tonight, late tonight, overnight into early friday, they could get some snow, three to six inches above the 6500- foot level. there is the system finally moving in. it needs reinforcement of the cold air. it will start to get it over the next six to 12 hours. the forecast track take it's in later. here it is 6:00. finally making a move. by 8:00, 10:00, slices. by midnight, makes it down to the santa cruz mountains. you see what is happening in the sierra that will continue until the early morning hours. could be a secondary piece of energy coming in. we will get a northwest wind. that means better air quality on friday. no doubt. 60s, 70s on the temps today. and dave, after that, we will start to see cool mornings but warmer temps heading into sunday and monday. >> thank you, steve. >> you got it. >> all right. the time is 7:52.
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sap center and the transit station. google has been buying downtown property for a possible transit village. it would include up to 8 million square feet of office space. that could become the new work space for as many as 20,000 google employees. the raiders take on alex smith and the chiefs tonight at the coliseum. the raiders are coming off a 17- 16 loss to the l.a. chargers. they are now 2-4 and face a tough chiefs team. they are tied for last place in the division. kickoff is at 5:25 tonight at the coliseum. nfl commissioner roger goodell is making it clear that he thinks that players should stand for the national anthem. following the meeting yesterday, he said that the league will not require the players to stand. former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick was the first to take a knee last season. only six or seven players are actually still protesting and the goal is to get the number
to zero without changing the rules. a legal dispute is starting over how much the warriors will owe for improvements made to oracle after they move to san francisco. the authority says the team must pay all of the remaining debt estimated to be about 40 mill dollars. the lawyers for the warriors say the team has no obligation to pay remaining debt once it leaves oakland. it is headed to arbitration. the warriors intend to play at oracle until the new building opens for the 2019-2020 season. firefighters battling the flames in the north bay are getting closer to containment. the community meetings that are being planned and the warning to the people heading back into the fire zone. the historical event that this will focus on.
>> we will have the latest on the fire burning in the santa cruz mountains. also a san francisco police officer in critical condition after being hit by a suspect tied to a gun-related case. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is thursday, october 19th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. let's check weather and traffic for you. starting to feel like fall out there. nice and cool. a little moist. >> if ever there was a system that should come in, it is now. >> yes. >> we need it. >> yes. >> the humidity is up, the wind
has turned westerly. the low clouds are there. the front has a ways to go. it will be showing up later, not sooner. overnight for some. with that in mind, i would think after 7:30, 8:00, any rain, there could be drizzle before that, but mostly cloudy. on the mild side. 64 if you're leading to -- heading to the game. evening or overnight rain. all of the forecast models continue to be bullish on the amounts even down to monterey. a big fog bank. there is the system. it needs help. it looks like it will get support. rainfall heaviest north of saratoga. any rain would be welcome. that is on the way. humidity way up in the santa cruz mountains. 92%. and the wind is now more westerly or northwesterly or southerly. i know they don't want the breeze but they will take the cooler temps and the higher humidity. the fog has made an impact
there as well. a few 40s even in san francisco. we are looking for a westerly breeze. not a northeast. but that will help the air quality. temperatures in the 50 with the west wind. higher humidity. the same for mount diablo with the west wind. oakland hills has a south wind. berkeley labs has a west wind. things have finally changed. it took 12 days. everybody is close with mid-50s to a few low 50s. 23 to gusts of 31 out of travis. clouds will give way to increasing clouds. highs today, 60s and 70s. cloudy and drizzle with afternoon rain to the north and late tonight into early tomorrow morning, we will the rain will make it to areas to the south. sal, what do we have, my friend. >> slow traffic on 80 which one of the busiest commutes. it shouldn't surprise anyone. i want to give you a drive time between the vallejo area and the macarthur maze of about 56 minutes, almost an hour to drive what normally should take
20 minutes if you weren't in any slow traffic. i do want to mention that the traffic on highway 24 is also slow. and we also do have traffic on the bay bridge, which is slow. that is another 25-minute delay. here is a look at the san mateo bridge heading out to the highrise. traffic is slow there. all the commutes getting into that silicon valley are slow. 280, 85, 101 and 101 is also slow down to the peninsula. just got word of a stalled truck on 19th avenue. usually don't talk a lot about 19th avenue. but it's southbound 19th avenue. near ocean avenue. and we have slow traffic there because of that stalled truck. if you're trying to get to your class at san francisco state or in that area, know that that is there. 8:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. a san francisco police officer is in critical condition after being deliberately struck by a man in an suv that they were trying to stop to question. >> allie rasmus is live outside of the hospital to bring us up
to date on the officer's condition. allie. >> reporter: yes. just in the last 15 minutes or so, we have seen more san francisco police patrol cars coming up to the hospital here at san francisco general. this is where that officer is in intensive care, in critical condition this morning, after being struck by a hit and run driver yesterday. it happened around 12:20 afternoon. police got the call about an officer being down in the area of van ness and franklin. police say the officer was deliberately struck by the driver. police say that driver behind that hit and run was a man that police were trying to stop and question about a possible firearms violation. >> officers observed the suspect in a vehicle they believed was in possession of a firearm. it appears that the suspect became aware of the officers' presence and fled the scene in the vehicle. >> reporter: now, a few hours after that hit and run, police found the vehicle involved, a cream colored lexus suv. it had front end damage on it.
a short time later, police arrested the man who they believe was the driver of the suv. they found him in the tenderloin area on ellis street. witnesses say it doesn't appear that he resisted arrest and was led away without further incident. police have not released the name of the suspect and they have not officially released the name of the officer who was injured. again, we just heard from a representative from san francisco general a short time ago that said that the officer is in critical condition in an intensive care after going through surgery last night. san francisco police say the officer has been with the department for the past four years. back to you guys. >> thank you, allie. let's keep you updated on the northern california wildfires burning out of control but much, much better than the situation has been over the past week and a half. we will start with the bear fire. it broke out late monday night in the santa cruz mountains. the bear fire has burned through 320 acres in the boulder creek area. four structures have been destroyed, including at least
one home. hundreds more are threatened. >> christien kafton is joining us live at the command center where they just wrapped up a briefing. what did officials talk about there this morning. >> reporter: yeah, mike. this is an opportunity for firefighters to get a sense on what has happened here yesterday, what happened overnight, and what the plan of attack is for today. amber anderson joining us from cal fire. if we can go over that briefing. first off, the progress that was made. increase in the size of the fire but also a big increase in the amount of containment. >> definitely. we saw a lot of progress being made in the last 24 hours. total acreage is 320 acres. we're up to 30% containment. >> if you can talk about the plan of attack for today. weather a factor. light winds is good news. possibly some precipitation. if you could talk about the weather and how it impacts what you may do today. >> we are looking at a chance of wind ahead of the cold front that may bring rain to the fire area, which everyone is hopeful
for that we have seen through northern and central california. today we are supposed to have lower temperatures and humidities are definitely on the rise. those will all play into allowing firefighters to get out there and hit the fire hard to get it wrapped azenith smith quick as we can. >> and weather hasn't played a huge factor so far but the terrain is -- if you can describe the terrain. we're talking about very steep, rugged, difficult terrain. >> yeah. you hit the nail on the head right there. it is very hard for firefighters to get into this area. not only is it very steep but access roads are quite difficult. a lot of narrow, dirt roads. we have to put a lot of traffic control plans in place to avoid collisions between crews and vehicles coming and going between the water tenders and the dozers. there are a lot of resources out there and access is limited. >> a lot of work on the ground. but also aerial. let's talk for a moment how important the aerial attack on the fire is and one of the complicating factors from yesterday, which is there was a drone in the area that
interferes with the operations. >> yesterday. we had to ground all of our fire firefighter aircraft because there was a report of several drones in the area. after that was confirmed and we were assured there are no more drones or manned or unmanned aircraft flying over the fire that were not part of an assigned resource, we're allowed to get the aircraft back up in the air. to fight this fire in the terrain, it is not just the firefighters on the ground but we use aerial attack as well. >> accusation orders are starting to be lifted. if you could give us an idea who is going to be allowed back home. >> sure. we are working in conjunction with the local county sheriff's department to reduce those evacuation orders that we have in place. if you don't mind, i'm going to read it because it is hot off the presses and i want to get it accurate for the homeowners who are ready and really wanting to get into their
neighborhood. so all evacuation orders have been lifted for las cumbres and skyline boulevard communities. the areas south of bear creek road, those evacuation orders have been lifted for that area south of bear creek lane, moon rise road, mustang mesa and bear creek way. areas that are still under evacuation and closed are bear creek canyon road, deer creek road, rones road, dons road and the tributary streets in the affected areas. those will remain closed. we have a road closure between hawk ridge road and highway 35. that is closed but it will be open to residents only starting at 12:00 p.m. today. >> and even if that evacuation order has been lifted, it is important to listen to the law enforcement officers. we have seen a significant law enforcement presence in the area as well. deputies from the sheriff's office, local police officers out directing traffic. even if you -- even if the evacuation for your area has
been lifted, you may have a deputy say you can't go in. >> definitely. we have 30% containment around the fire, which is fantastic. in fact, we have direct line around the entire fire's edge. crews will be working to extend the containment lines around the fire. we're at 30%. we don't have full containment around the fire. there is still a lot of active fire in there. we want to remind residents that even though evacuation ors have been downgraded, there is that possibility and chance given under certain circumstances that they will be reordered or in a new area ordered to leave at any time. we want them to heed the warning of the personnel in the area because the situation is dynamic and can change at any time. >> amber anderson, thank you for joining us this morning. thank you for your time. you heard the good news, a lot of the evacuation orders being lifted for those areas in particular the las cumbres community. there may be law enforcement in the area who are trying to direct people around the area. so although the evacuation order might be lifted, it is important to make sure that you
listen to the deputies today. anticipating the aerial attack again. the helicopters will be up, getting a view of the fire and getting a sense how to direct their resources and deploy their firefighters today. so another day of hard work and hoping, hoping for a little bit of precipitation this afternoon. back to you guys. >> thank you, christien. firefighters in the north bay made some good progress against the fires in napa and sonoma counties overnight. the tubbs fire is 92% contained. the atlas fire is 85% contained. and the nuns fire is 82% contained. those are all small but very important increases in the amount of control that crews are gaining. they now have a line around all of these fires. the pocket fire i should mention burning near geyserville is 73% contained. that is 10% increase from last night. crews are also gaining control over the fires burning in mendocino and lake counties. the evacuation warning for the redwood valley fire has been lifted. that fire has burned more than
36,000 acres and is now 85% contained. the same containment as last night. the sulfur fire is now 96% contained. up by 2%. the sulfur fire has been limited to 2200 acres. 422 homes have been destroyed in the two fires combined. the white house says president trump has no immediate plans to visit california to see the devastate caused by the fires. he tweeted about the fires for the first time yesterday saying our hearts are with all affected by the wildfires in california and thanking the first responders and fema. president trump did travel to houston and puerto rico after the hurricanes. a doctor in santa rosa puts himself in danger to save the lives of some of the smallest patients. coming up, his story about jumping on his motorcycle and racing towards the flames to help with evacuations. and he played nelson mandela. now morgan freeman is taking on the role of colin powell. the focus that the new movie will take.
>> president trump is no longer supporting the bipartisan health plan in the senate that would restore subsidies to help low income americans pay for health insurance. >> jackie ibanez has the reaction to the phone call to aa widow of a fallen soldier. >> president trump is not supporting the bipartisan plan to restore subsidies to insurance companies.
one day after comments that suggested that he could back the proposal. the legislation resumes payments that were cut off by the president himself just last week, leaving lawmakers to wonder where he actually stands on the issue of subsidies. press secretary sarah huckabee sanders told reporters some changes could win him over. >> we want something that doesn't just bail out the insurance companies but actually provides relief for all americans. this bill doesn't address that fact. >> reporter: the legislative news was overshadowed by claims that the president was disrespectful to the widow of la david johnson killed in niger earlier this morning. he reportedly told her that her late husband knew what he signed up for. the allegation is supported by a florida congress woman who heard the call. but the president accused her of fabricating the story. sarah huckabee sanders did not deny what the president allegedly said and criticized the cop guess woman for politicizing a phone call. >> i think it is appalling what
the congress woman has done and the way she politicized the issue. >> reporter: the president referred to her husband as your guy and not the name. >> just because the president said your guy doesn't mean that he doesn't know his name. >> reporter: president trump tweeted he has proof of what was said to johnson, sanders said there is no recording of the conversation. jackie ibanez, fox news. democratic congress woman wilson is calling for an investigation into the circumstances of sergeant la david johnson's death. his family wants to know why johnson and the three other soldiers who were killed were not with the rest of their group. they wants to know why they were not in in an armored vehicle and better protected. the pentagon is reviewing the attack. president trump is pushing congress to meet on tax reform. he met with members of both parties from the senate finance committee. he wants support for the
proposal. most republicans are on board but it will be hard to win support from democrats. it doesn't do enough for middle class families and will mostly help the wealthy. the senate will vote on a senate resolution that if passed will allow republicans to pass the legislation without democratic support. morgan freeman is set to play former secretary of state colin powell in an upcoming movie about the retired four star general's life. it will focus on his time during the bush administration and the lead-up to the iraq war. that will include his 2003 speech to the united nations where he pushed military action to remove hussein from power. that evidence was later discredited and powell has criticized the decision to invade iraq. sal, we can't lose sight of the fact that at this time last year you were juggling traffic because of the wildfires and
the commute. that is not the case anymore. >> last week, gasia and mike, we had a lot of people that didn't go because of air quality. this week, we see the people are back and it has made a difference. let's start off with one of the commutes, highway 4. now, to be sure this morning's commute was messed up by an earlier stalled truck. nevertheless we are seeing more people on the contra costa commute now that smoke is not an issue. a couple of schools were closed, a few, more than a couple, people didn't go to school, blah, blah, blah. so we didn't have that traffic. the richmond bridge approach is slow. the only good thing that we can say about this is no major crashes and some of the things that have happened have cleared away. this is 80 westbound out to the macarthur maze. traffic is moderately heavy. when you get to highway 24, it has been okay. lafayette, it's been a little crowded in lafayette. so here we are with a lot more
volume on this thursday. hopefully tomorrow, friday, we will get a little bit of a break, steve. >> a little friday light is what you're forecasting. >> i'm hoping for it. >> i understand. >> tomorrow we will have better air quality as the system will have moved through by then. it has a ways to go but it is on the way. in advance of that, it has pushed in a big fog bank along with local drizzle, coast and bay. almost every location says cloudy to mostly cloudy. probably carry into this evening. sometimes it burns back. for the chiefs and raiders, partly to mostly cloudy. light rain in the second half. hard to pinpoint the timing but after 7:00. mild though. 60s on the temps here. mostly cloudy conditions. it will be cooler, breezy. that is more of a south wind or west wind. 60s, 60s, upper 60s, low 70s. some areas will be hard pressed to clear. concord, 80. today, 68, 70. 73 for palo alto and san jose.
today 68 degrees. 44 miles per hour gusts about an hour ago at the altamont pass. fairfield travis, 32. mount tam had a gust of 25 earlier. and near mira college i have seen 20. do get the low clouds. it is on its way out to the sacramento valley and helped along by that, a cold front. it finally made it. if it did not have cold air support right there which is going to dig, i would say the system wouldn't have a chance. because it is, that will enhance the rainfall totals. still looking very impressive for some for the first front of the season. third of an inch from santa rosa calistoga. half inch to even more as you go northward. and then south of that, sometimes we see these systems fall apart and only give a couple one you hundredths but they are forecasting .14 down to boulder creek and san jose by early tomorrow morning. down towards morgan hill, a
couple one hundredths there. marin county, third of an inch. quarter of an inch in napa. felton is at 45. the key is the low cloud deck coming in. they don't want the breeze but at least it is a south/southwest wind not north/northeast. the low clouds are playing into a cooler forecast. the highs will be held in check. san francisco getting more of a west wind now. west wind. west wind. west/southwest. more of a north/northwest. the key is it is blowing the bad air out of the way. even a west wind at the berkeley lab. 90% or higher humidity. in some areas 100%, stuck in the fog. so the higher elevations have turned on shore as well. 40s on the peninsula. atherton, 49. stanford at 48. los altos at 51. the breeze will pick up. 25 in truckee. yesterday was a beautiful day in the sierra.
it will start off nice. from 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m., snow. three to six inches possible. the system is knocking on the door up north. it has a ways to go. timeline kicks it in later this evening for many to the north. overnight into tomorrow morning, as we see the system holding on in the sierra, they have that advisory for tonight. that's where it will continue. there could be a piece of energy rotating into the north with the cold unstable air that could keep the beat going for some form-- tomorrow. temperatures will continue to cool off after the front goes through tomorrow morning. the key is the northwest wind that will give us the best air quality that we have seen in ten days. >> it is not like they're lining up out in the pacific. >> no. one and done. >> thanks, steve. insurance just in case you shoot someone. insurance launched by the nra. taking a trip to space from the comfort of your own home. a way to explore galaxies far,
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the sky. i was thrilled to have to run my windshield wipers once to get the dew off of my windshield. looking forward to sprinkles later today. welcome back. i'm gasia mikaelian good good morning. i'm mike mibach. some people say it is a must win. i'm talking about the raiders. they have a game tonight. it could rain. to make the transition. >> i think they need to win. >> they are 2-4. every game in the nfl is a must win. >> exactly. >> tonight is one, i think. >> thank you. let's hope so. they will have good football conditions. maybe some rain late. it would be light but come in late. clouds, mostly cloudy. temperatures in the 60s. it will be a good south breeze kicking in. overall we are looking for 60s, and you upper 60s to low 70s. mostly cloudy and cooler and breezy. the rain won't be until for most tonight. later this afternoon to the north. morning drizzle and evening rain or late night rain.
it will hold together. they haven't decreased the rainfall totals or amounts. our system sup here. it has a ways to go. it is getting closer. some of the rain total projections for the bay area show a couple of one hundredths to a couple more to the north. 8:32, sal. 80 or somewhere else. >> yeah. there's a new crash highway 80 at ashby in the left lane just reported a few moments ago. i have it on the map here. and the traffic is going to be slow any way. so it will be a tough drive. it is always tough on highway 4 because of an earlier truck stalled. as we look at highway 24, it is also busy in lafayette. see if i can you will up -- looking for the crash. i don't see it. it doesn't matter. the traffic is slow any way. taking almost an hour. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up for 25 minutes. if you're driving on the bridges, san mateo and dumbarton are crowded to the peninsula. back to the desk. >> to developing news now where
firefighters are getting a better hold on the bear fire still burning in the santa cruz mountains. it has burned 320 acres in boulder creek since then. the fire is 30% contained. at least four buildings including at least one home has been destroyed. hundreds of people evacuated. fire officials say if crews continue to make progress, some of the people might be allowed to return home today. >> the sonoma county sheriff says 50 people remain on the list of missing persons from the fires. they are going through the remains of the hardest hit neighborhoods. they have spent hours in santa rosa yesterday and found the remains of one person, increasing the death toll from the north bay fires to 42. the napa county sheriff says there are still five people missing in his county. at one point, more than 2,000 people were listed as missing in the north bay fires. sonoma county officials are holding two community meetings to discuss getting people safely back into neighborhoods affected by the wildfires. the first meeting starts at
1:00 this afternoon. it is at the sonoma veterans memorial building in sonoma. the second one at the santa rosa high school gym. that starts at 6:00. both are expected to last about two hours and will include information about cleaning up property and the safest way to deal with possible hazards found in the ashes. earlier on mornings on 2, scott alonso with the sonoma county health services office told us things that are now considered dangerous. >> there could be quite a few things. asbestos is one of the top concerns. also cleaning materials from households, electronics such as a tv, refrigerators, you know, large scale appliances. all of those items can contain toxic materials, especially if they have been burned and then you're trying to touch them or remove them yourself without the proper equipment or expertise can release toxins
into the air and arm you and your children and your family. >> today's meetings will also include how to find a licensed contractor that can remove the items safely as well as the ash from the fire which can be toxic itself because of what has burned. >> aside from the physical losses these past ten days have been traumatic for thousands of people in napa and sonoma county and also beyond. this morning on the 9, we will bring in a psychologist to the studio and talk more about getting help, certainly for those who lost their homes and livelihood and those feeling anxious after the devastation right here at home. that is coming up today at 9:00. >> a doctor in santa rosa is being called a hero for his quick action the night that the tubbs fire broke out. >> tara moriarty has the story of the doctor who embarked on a dangerous mission to save newborns from the flames. >> she is disabled. >> let me get her feet. >> reporter: the rescues by first responders during the santa rosa fire storm have been nothing short of heroic. dr. scott witt director of the
neonatal icu never thought he would be pulling off a harrowing rescue to save babies. >> i got a call at about 2:00 a.m. basically saying there was fire encroaching on the hospital so we might have to evacuate. >> reporter: the doctor told his family to leave their home as flames lapped at the edges of the hospital. >> i left in my truck but couldn't get far because the freeway at that time had flames going across it. >> reporter: so the 45-year-old did any what any unassuming physician might do, he switched his truck for his bmw. motorcycle, that is. >> in california you can split lanes so i went down the middle of the lanes and got past everybody. >> reporter: for four miles he weaved through traffic, rode on the shoulder and slid through gravel. >> a lot of wind and a lot of debris flying in the air. >> reporter: you can see just how close the fire got to the hospital. so when dr. witt finally arrived, he and his staff loaded the babies into ambulances to be transported to
a hospital six miles away. it took three hours for several trips. >> incredible, amazing. makes me proud. you know, they were worried about their own family but they stayed here. >> reporter: the doctor's mission wasn't over. he rode to santa rosa memorial, tailing an ambulance closely. >> there were downed power line that's were live that we had to roll over. >> reporter: he felt the babies needed him. >> if my baby was in the hospital, i'm a little biased, but i would totally want them to be in hands like scott. >> reporter: the family's home is a complete loss but they do have each other. and things are now back to normal at the hospital, where dr. witt is now being called the james dean of neonatal. >> that's not really my personality. it is more of you have to get done what has to be done. >> reporter: in santa rosa, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. google is looking at another real estate purchase. if it gets done, it could be another break in the growing presence in the silicon valley.
>> jessie gary is live in downtown san jose with more on the story. jessie. >> reporter: good morning to you. i'm in the 500 block of julian street at the intersection of north montgomery. it looks like just another intersection. i'll take a walk, nothing special about that until you go all the way around that way. and look who you see, the sap center right over there, which is close to another proposed google campus site. they struck a deal with a government agency to buy a vacant property over here, adding the minimum bid was $50 a square foot and google was the high bidder. look at the video. last june sam liccardo and city leaders announced negotiations gone on a google purchase project on the sight of the meat company. the mixed use development would be 6 million square feet and have office and retail space, all close to the train station. when the project is completed
it could dwarf apple's space ship headquarters in cupertino. google could own a string of properties north of the sap center. now, the google move isn't generate all love and happiness in san jose. local 19 and other groups has planned a meeting in downtown san jose. they want to make sure that there is accountability both for google and the city to make sure that this development benefits all people and all economic ranges, not just tech workers. live in downtown san jose, jessie gary, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you. the world's largest earthquake drill takes place in a couple of hours. >> people will drop, cover and roll during the great california shake-out. alex savidge shows us what to do to prepare for the next big earthquake. >> reporter: we're here on the google campus in mountain view and the california earth quake authority along with other
government agencies are here talking about preparedness, preparing for a disaster and staying safe when the shaking starts. the key is to drop, cover and hold on. >> drop, cover and hold. >> more than 10 million people across california will take part in the great california shake-out. school children, people at colleges and universities, and also people at businesses who will be getting under desks and they will be dropping and covering and holding on as part of a massive earthquake drill here in our state. this morning i had a chance to speak with a member of the usgs about the earth quake in the bay area. his concern is a large quake along the hayward fault. >> it is probably the most urbanized fault in the united states. we have not had a major earthquake during the time of the worldwide web. what not only would it do to
our communities but our inner connectiveness to our roads and lines. we're all connected in some way or another. we're calling this haywired. >> reporter: emergency officials stress the most important thing to do to be ready is have an emergency kit packed and ready to go. it there's a lot of things to have in it. among the most important itemsis a flashlight, food and water. plenty of it. at least enough to last you for two weeks. the great california shake-out gets underway at 10:19 this morning. in mountain view, alex savidge, ktvu fox 2 news. >> a new twist to life after death. coming up, what researchers are saying about the functions of your brain even after your body is showing no signs of life. also snickers rolling out three new flavors of the candy bar. the combinations that the company came up with to match
your most common cravings. still slow on the san mateo bridge and the dumbarton bridge trying to get out to the peninsula and heading over to highway 101. a lot of low clouds in place. morning drizzle. the rain looks like it will make it. it does but later, not sooner. we will have more on that and the timing coming up.
>> the time is 8:45. an important deadline for cities trying to window amazon and the jobs that go with it. >> pam cook is back with this morning's money business. how is wall street looking right now. >> the exact opposite of yesterday. >> in the red. >> still hanging on to the 23,000 level. but the dow dropped 100 points on the opening. that after gaining 100 points yesterday. but still holding on to the 23,000 level. ringing the opening bill this morning, stupidcancer. i love that name for an organization. celebrating ten years helping young adults who are living and dealing with cancer. and they are there ringing the bell. checking in on the numbers. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are also down. you can see a live look at the dow. down a quarter of a percent.
down almost 50 points, about 23,110 after the huge rally yesterday. today is the deadline to submit bids for cities that want to be considered for amazon's second headquarters. amazon is promising $5 billion in investments and the creation of 50,000 new jobs in the next 15 years at its new headquarters. san jose and concord are among the cities that submitted bids. the winning city will have to provide generous tax breaks according to amazon and have a minimum population center of 1 million people well educated people. new jersey has proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if amazon locates that second headquarters in newark. snickers rolling out three new flavors of the candy bar. the company wants to pair up flavors with feelings. for example, if you need a pick- me-up, grab the espresso flavored bar.
in the mood for something spicey, go for the fire-up version. or if you can't decide, there's the salty and sweet bar. you have to wait a bit though. the limited edition bars appear nationwide beginning in june. the new weston hotel in times square is bringing back one of the most expensive items in the world. a $1,000 bagel. it has cream cheese, berry infused jelly and golden leaf flakes. actual gold. the first appeared in 2007. back for a limited time. 100% of the proceeds will go to new york's largest emergency food program. and i was talking with our producer chelsea about some of the most expensive food. one of the most expensive is cavier. it seems to be a big menu item. there is a resort in cabo that has a $25,000 taco. >> wow. >> but it also has cavier and something else. that doesn't sound like a taco to me. >> i could get 25,000 new
snickers bars that i'm more interested in. >> i'm going to make tacos tonight. they won't be $25,000. >> no. >> down and dirty. >> thank you, pam. >> let's check if with sal and a look at the commute. hey, sal. >> mike, gasia, grab that bagel and coffee and get on the road as soon as possible because we do have a lot of slow traffic out there. it has been a slow commute in the east bay and at the bay bridge, we see a crowded commute trying to get over the bay bridge. i think what a lot of people do if they have the time is wait for the middle of the day for things to start relaxing a little bit, unwinding. most of the time it takes until well after 10:00 in the morning, sometimes 11:00 before you get a little bit of a break getting into san francisco. also looking at san francisco itself, northbound 101, this commute is moderate. slow from 280 to cesar chavez. back on the east bay side, northbound 880 is slow from about san leandro all the way to down down oakland. southbound slows from hayward
to union city. we're getting a little clearing on the dumbarton bridge and on the san mateo bridge. 8:49. let's bring in steve with the weather. >> thank you, sal. cloudy to mostly cloudy. a few breaks in the clouds but finally a pattern change. only for a couple of days. we will take it. look at that. dial up a pretty picture for you for listening and not watching. increase in low clouds. higher clouds will continue to move in. heading to the game, mostly cloudy skies. maybe light rain second half. that's the way it looks right now. may come in after 8:00. but we will just mention in case it does decide to speed up a little bit. on the mild side, 60s. 68 in palo alto and san jose after 73 yesterday. there is our system. it is getting a little colder support. this will dig in. that's the key factor there. if it didn't, i would say we wouldn't get much out of it. we pushed in the fog bank ahead of that. rainfall is on tap, pretty good. third of an inch to half an inch or higher from santa rosa
to calistoga and northward. less but measurable down to monterey. a quarter of an inch around marin county and up to santa rosa and napa. low clouds made it into the santa cruz mountains. that is good. humidity is up, temperatures down. the breeze they don't want. at least a southerly breeze opinion a north/northeast. 50s on the temps. a few 40s. west at 23. gusts at 30 in travis. look for the system to come in tonight, late tonight as we say. still not ready yet but radar is picking up a few returns. still off shore. timing looks to be late. again, coming in after 5:00, 7:00, to around 9:00, 10:00, and even midnight to early tomorrow morning for areas to the south. it will continue in the sierra until early in the morning. otherwise we will get a northwest breeze and much better air quality by tomorrow. 60s, 70s on the temps. and i wish i could say there was another one behind that, mike, but it looks one and done
>> opening arguments are expected to take place on monday in the kate steinle murder trial. a jury was chosen yesterday in the trial of the undocumented immigrant chanced in the deadly shooting of steinle in san francisco two years ago. six men and six women, three of whom are i am grants, will decide the fate of jose ynez garcia zarate. the 54-year-old pleaded not guilty to second degree murder. he said that he found the gun and it went off accidentally, killing steinle. he had been deported five times and facing deportation when the shooting occurred. oakland affordable housing advocates are voicing opposition to a controversial developer. at city ehall the planning commission listens to critics
and supporters of the construction. the company has ignored request for repairs and moving renters out to build new residential buildings. >> right now, what is going on is they want to convert the people of oakland to a different class of people. and this kind of project is designed to do that very thing. we need to fight it. >> supporters of the developer also spoke ask said the company is building badly needed housing for the bay area and offering affordable rents. nfl commissioner roger goodell says all players should stand for the national anthem but the league will not require them to do so. he emerged from the fall meeting yesterday and made it clear that he believes that players should stand for the anthem. however, there will not be a rule saying that they must do it. former 49er quarterback colin kaepernick was the first to take a knee last season over social injustice issue. only six or seven players are still protesting. the raiders take on alex smith and the kansas city chiefs tonight at the coliseum.
they are coming off of a 17-16 loss to the l.a. chargers which means that they will face the division leading chiefs with a record of 2-4. the raiders and chargers are tied for the last in the division. jack dell rio says they made the best it was. >> we recognize just how close it is, what a fine line it is in the league. you fight to get on the right side of the line. that's where we are. we believe we're -- we've got a lot of strong men in the locker room. we're going to keep battling and look to be better as we go through the year. we need a big win and start stacking them. quickoff for the raiders and chiefs is 5:25 tonight at the coliseum. it could be the debut of bowman. the recently released linebacker will probably be up to speed to play. a menu item at a restaurant in long beach is cooking up controversy. the accusation that it tastes very similar to the dishes served up at a popular fast food chain.
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air quality officials declared another spare the air alert today. due to the wildfires and changing when patterns, air quality is unpredictable. people in the north bay are encouraged to stay inside. and the shopping malls if you don't have a senior house. a new study revealed the mind still works after your body shows no signs of life. researchers from new york study people in the us who suffered cardiac arrest - - meaning they technically die but later revived. they have awareness of full conversation and seeing things even after they were pronounced dead. accounts were verified by nurses and medical staff. the department of education
says hackers are trying to extort institutions for cash. districts in three states had been targeted. if they don't get the money they will release public records. threats of violence, chaining or bullying schoolchildren until payments are received. they don't believe the threats are credible and hackers are located outside the united states. arrest run on - - owner is in hot water by using - - because of using popeye's without telling customers. it turns out they were serving the popeye's chicken to customers. they admitted to using popeye's and say it is a necessity for the dish in the menu. >> we take the food and use it as an ingredient in our dish. i make the biscuit and i make the coleslaw and the tomato jam and i don't fry the chicken here. >> she will continue to sell
popeye's chicken on the menu and plans to reach out to popeye to create a partnership with that fast food restaurant.>> today at nine, i am busy, things i need to do. they have to be done. we're live with the psychologist about trauma following the wildfires and how fast - - for lost in change. we hear from a family suing pg&e for negligence in the north bay fires.>> stephen i will speak to bruce campbell about his career. thursday morning right here, giving you a live look at the san francisco bay, overcast skies. 9:00, the storm is brewing up in the pacific trying to make it way into town. welcome to the nine everyone. kansas city chiefs made it