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May 20, 2014 11:00pm PDT
. >>> thousands of pets sickened and others killed from pet treats from china but still no recall. petco is vowing to remove all treats from china from its shelves. more on the decision. >> the fda is struggling to make progress. petco can no longer wait for the results the stakes are too high. the risk too high. it is voluntarily recalling all of the products that have the words "made in china" on them. bacon is going to be on the news. rewarding your canine with a snack made in china may have a health risk. >> tainted jerky treats killed her parents dog a few years ago. baker was at the petco buying american made treats for her dogs. >> eye eliminated everything that comes from china out of their diet. >> petco is eliminated the imported treats. the company announced it will remove all made in china dog and cat athletes from the stores nationwide. >> we have to do this. it's the right thing to do. >> petco has been reducing the china made assortment for three years with the majority of the products american made but we found a half dozen treats made in china. >> i don't think there's the
KICU
Jan 19, 2011 11:30pm PST
dinner for the president of china. this was a rare meeting, in fact, over the years the presidents of the two superpowers have only met face to face eight times. rita williams has our report. >> reporter: official talk done, the presidents of china and the united states tonight toasted. >> to our people. >> reporter: feasted and listened to jazz. among the guests, eating steak, potato and apple pie. oakland's first mayor, gene quan and san francisco's new mayor ed lee. lee asking the chinese president to visit his city. and quan asking for a partnership. the leaders announced new exports to china. the leading export, boeing jets. >> china is the biggest developed country. >> reporter: president obama pushed his chinese counter part on the unequal playing field, and the undervaluing of chinese currency. >> the united states economy is still 3/4 bigger than chinas. >> reporter: and there was this rare admission. >> a lot still needs to be done in terms of human rights in china. >> reporter: rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> members of the bay area's chinese american community s
KICU
May 17, 2012 11:30pm PDT
visitor from china. he's been identified as 57-year- old bo hu. he was identified tuesday night. car parts found at the scene indicate the vehicle was a 2012 mercedes benz likely black and color either a sls550 or 563. >>> a vallejo family is asking for an apology after a police officer shot and killed one of their dogs. the officer came yesterday unannounced to take a police report. two dogs aggressively came at the officer. the officer feared for his safety and shot and killed bell. the family says their two children are heartbroken. >> he could have stepped out the gate and would have been safe. >> none of the family dogs have ever bitten anyone and they say all they want is for the officers to come over and apologize to their children. they say if he does that all will be forgotten. >>> her music is playing and fans are remembering why you didn't have to grow up in the 70s to appreciate donna sommers. >>> and back here in 10 minutes, your weekend around the corner, i have a forecast i think you will like. >>> and at 10:30, the reality that comes with a college diploma. thousands
KICU
Jul 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
at a school in china are remembering the two young victims killed in saturday's crash. their classmates held a candlelight vigil. students wrote out 77 which was the date in china when that plane crashed. students also wrote messages to their friends that were killed and sent them up into the sky in paper lanterns. >>> today the counsel met with students that survived the crash. the students are mourning the loss of their friends who died. >> reporter: on their faces, glimpses of the emotion. the shock, the follow students of the two girls killed met with the council general of china. he told them to be brave, saying they're young and have a future ahead. the two girls killed met in junior high school and were good friends. they were surprised to get seats together on the plane. excited to come to california to learn english. the two friends the only fatality so far in the asiana crash saturday. their bodies found on the runway. according to local media, yae was accomplished at academics and had recently won a speech award. >> they were very saddened for the news. >> reporter
KICU
Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
: it's day one of a plan to keep china town safe. it involves private security guards patrolling the streets for at least the next year. >> it's not a cheap endeavor but it is, it's something that we were in the position to do. >> reporter: the ceo of a bank that started in china town 30 years ago is fitting the bill. he would not tell us the cost, just that the crime has already cost the city enough. >> i think there's the perception that oakland is not as safe as it should be, and china town is located in oakland. >> reporter: former oakland police officers who know too well the impact their diminishing ranks have had on the city. >> it's going to be a long time for those numbers to ever catch up. i think the short term and mid- range solution to this is a private solution. >> reporter: according to the city's crime statistics, there were 800 crimes reported in this half mile raidous from seventh to 11th. the majority of crimes were theft. petty theft and burglary to armed robbery. >> a lot of people would say oh my god you're in oakland. >> reporter: three years ago carl chan spea
KICU
Apr 11, 2013 11:30pm PDT
tonight in china, california governor jerry brown and his wife boarded a high speed train in beijing for a trip to shanghai. brown is talking to china about possibly investing in california's high speed rail system. china's system is heavily subsidized by the government. brown is on a trade mission to the communist nation. >>> in venezuela huge crowds turned out for the last day of campaigning. the winner will replace hugo chavez who died last month. chavez picked nicholas hugo as his predecessor. venezuela's next leader faces double digit inflations. >>> in china they are pile stocking snow. this past winter was rather mild and there wasn't a lot of snow. russian officials don't want to have to cancel events like they did in january. >>> the aclu says the fourth amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure does not apply to some e-mail. and the irs may be taking advantage of that. the american civil liberties union says it reviewed 237 pages of irs documents, and it appears the irs doesn't bother with warrants to read e-mail. the aclu says that could be due to an out
KICU
Feb 18, 2011 11:30pm PST
china town tonight and got a look at the dragon, the star of the show. >> reporter: first we want to show you what's going on right now. workers are setting up the viewing stand here at union square where ktvu will be broadcasting the parade live. we also want to show you some participants that will be apart of tomorrow's parade. at the san francisco hilton tonight, performers from china displayed their talents. this is part of the coronation ball for miss china town usa and her court. a san francisco native and usf law school student. >> as a goodwill ambassador i hope to engage the youth. >> reporter: the director gave us an up-close look at the golden dragon that symbolizes strength and wealth. tomorrow, 120 men and women will hoist up the drag bonn and carry -- dragon. the dragon was made specifically to be 268 long. in chinese, the numbers 2, 6, and 8 sound like the phrase "easy to prosper." >> the celebrations are full of symbolism. >> reporter: he said he never thought he would become the first chinese-american mayor for the city and serve as the parade's grand marshall tomorr
KICU
Sep 24, 2012 11:30pm PDT
million over the weekend. >>> a riot last night at one of the factories in china that makes the phones led to a production shut down there. reports say at least 2,000 were involved. 40 were hurt. the plant had been under investigation from employee conditions and long work hours. it's expected though to reopen tomorrow. information is limited but it appears it started when a security guard struck a worker. >>> apple stock slid t dropped to $690 a share. it's down nine dollars or 1%. last week apple hit a high of $700 a share. >> university of san francisco tells us that an associate dean has stepped down in a dispute over recruiting foreign students. dale smith was associate dean of under graduate studies at the school of management. she had spearheaded the recruiting students china, many who had limited language skills. the university said she will continue to teach. >> the help wanted sign is up at general electric in san ramone as we report the mayor said that the area offers a quality of life that professionals find attractive. >> reporter: this say sneak peek at technology being d
KICU
Nov 9, 2010 11:30pm PST
including the workload. >>> plans to close it's officers in new jersey and china. lay off an unspecified number of employees and outsource it's rhythm to a third party company. it plans to concentrate on the company's online question and answer service in which real humans respond to questions from customers. >>> former uss basketball star quinnton daily has died in las vegas at the age of 49. daily also played in the nba including as number 20 for seattle. his past always haunted him. as a usf student he pleaded guilty to attempted assault on a nursing student. he has been charged with assault with attempt to rape. recently daily worked with at risk youth. >>> there's still a few light showers out there right now. a drizzle basically throughout the bay area. we've had almost a half inch of rain up in mill valley. i know it's snowing up in truckee light snow. temperatures around here are going to be pretty cool. we'll go to mountain view, sunny, clearing but cool. we're going to look at the forecast for the next couple of days. i'll show you which cities will warm up the most
KICU
Jul 29, 2010 11:30pm PDT
it's now more difficult for a utility comp >>> internet users in china have full access to google services once again tonight after what appears to have been a partial block out. google posts a table of availability for china. now google says the problem has been resolved although it's not clear how much access was actually blocked. china renewed google's license. >>> the data based software giant overcharged the government hundreds of millions of the dollars. the allegations stem from a former oracle employee who filed a so called whistle blower action in 2007. oracle officials have not commented publicly on the lawsuit. >>> the utilities commission made an announcement that they're making it more difficult to get utilities shut off. the number of customers gets their service cut off has increased in the last few years. >>> toyota today announced it's recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to steering issues. a problem with the casting of the steering lock bar has led to the recall of the toyota avalon. 373,000 vehicles are covered in the recall. a problem with the steer
KICU
Mar 26, 2012 11:30pm PDT
ong lounge in china town spoke about death of his friend and employee. the restaurant closed for an hour this afternoon as a tribute. >> it's terrible. i can't accept it. i don't know how -- how to explain this. my feeling. >> reporter: there was a moment of silence as they remembered the suspect. more than 18 years ago after escapee from china he became a kitchen helper. he rose to be one the chefs. his co workers showed us his work station where his special was slicing duck and chicken. the waiter said he was a schoolteacher in china and often took on the role of leader among his co workers. he was a family man who worked hard alongside his wife to raise their children and friends can't understand why someone would kill him and his family. his 62-year-old wife worked for target. 37-year-old daughter was a software engineer. 32-year-old son ran a construction company and 30- year-old daughter-in-law was from taiwan. >> wipe out the whole family. i mean, what makes a person hate so much. >> reporter: the co workers -- put out oranges by the side door to remember him. they say this i
KICU
Mar 21, 2014 11:00pm PDT
unscheduled meeting during her visit to china. the first lady her daughters and mother met with china's president in beijing. the first lady has no formal plans to hold political talks today the obama's also visited a school including american exchange students and she tried her hand at the chinese art of calligraphy with china's first lady. >>> march madness is under way the betting that has basketball fans in a frenzy. >>> mark will have the complete bay area forecast and the timing of the next system that could bring the first spring showers. >> major security breech effecting tens of >>> san francisco's department of public health is working with tens of thousands of patients after a security breech put their patients at risk. it happened early last month when thieves broke into a medical billing company and stole computers. among the data stolen, were the names addresses and in some cases social security numbers of 56,000 patients. >> this is for billing purposes so it is not -- the patients medical record wasn't there, billing information. >> public health officials say as of now
KICU
Feb 14, 2012 11:30pm PST
unemployed. >>> president obama welcomed the man who is expected to be china's next president to the white house today. >> we believe that a strong and prosperous china is one that can help to bring stability and prosperity to the region and to the world. >> reporter: chi and the president met in the oval office and stressed the ties between china and the u.s. tomorrow chi is expected to travel to iowa where he visited in 1985 to learn about raising livestock and corn. then the chinese vice president heads to los angeles possibly for a lakers game. >>> b.a.r.t. police are totally reorganizing how they fight crime both on trains and on b.a.r.t. stations. the first changes that passengers will notice -- >> reporter: b.a.r.t. police officers have begun riding the trains more as ktvu found in 2010, officers used to ride twice per shift. that's increased now to three per shift and plans are to add a fourth trip by years end. >> they need to be on there. they're not on there like they should. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. police say they are also dividing the system into five zones and are assigni
KICU
Jan 31, 2013 11:30pm PST
reporting its been hacked and claims the hackers are in china. the hackers appears to be an effort to spy on its reporters who cover china. the newspaper says it has now overhauled its cyber security. last night the new york times also announced they have been hacked by someone also covering china. >>> apple's intervention followed a warning of security. and a creation of a patch by oracle that appeared to fix the problem. >>> the mac world convention may not have its name sake vendor anymore but it is still attracting a pretty sizable crowd. the annual event opened up today at the masconi center. apple hasn't participate since 2009 preferring to interact with its customers at its stores instead. the number of attendees has maintained impressive but it has remained steady even though the number of its vendors has almost doubled. >> all these new enterprised sprout up. >> reporter: the show now focuses heavily on mobile devices, app developments and has included developers. >>> retailers are looking forward to an up tick for spenders. consumers will spend an average $130 on their lo
KICU
Jul 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >>> more details now, china is a major producer and exporter of the yellow phosphorous. and of course flight 214 originated in china. yellow phosphorous is so flammable it can self-ignite when it comes in contact with the air. the cdc says short term exposure to burning phosphorous vapors can cause skin irritation to the nose, throat and lungs as well as breathing difficulties. >>> a 13-year-old girl was babysitting when thieves broke in. what she did to help her brother safe. >>> one >>> new at 10:00, bars nationwide are being called on to boycott russian vodka. it's after a recent -- against gays in russia. >> reporter: the message today is got vodka. people tell us they feel this is the wrong move for the right cause. >> reporter: at the moby dick bar they have vodka. but the bar tender says last night customers started boycotting russian boycott. >> the owner just called me and they said we're taking down all the soli so all of it we put it in the office. >> reporter: boxes of vodka now put away. >> it's interesting they're having this movement. >> the boycott has spread through s
KICU
May 2, 2011 11:30pm PDT
relatives lost during world war ii. >>> and in china, smokers are trying to get accustomed to a new smoking ban that bans smoking indoors. about 20% of the population or 300 million people in china smoke. some medical experts are not sure how effective this ban will be. smoking is linked to at least a million deaths in china per year. >>> for the first time in five years, chrysler is making a profit again. the auto maker reported today it earned $116 million. the ceo is call cautious saying it's just one quarter and there's many more to go. >>> honda is warning people to expect shortages this summer. honda builds the civic and crv in north america but computer chips and sensors come from japan. the shortages will also affect other models. >>> the federal government is offering money to sonoma county to clear the river. today several were out on the water assessing what needs to be removed. they found abandoned boats, barges, and assorted debris. >> it's a source of navigational hazard for the boaters who go up and down the petaluma river. some of it is just ugly. >> reporter: the cl
KICU
Aug 17, 2011 11:30pm PDT
. >>> in china, vice president joe biden arrived in china today accompanied by his granddaughter. he's expected to hold some meetings about china's relationship with the u.s. economy. they hold more than $1 trillion of u.s. debt. >>> the third death caused by a water born a me ba that attacks a human brain. a boy died a week after a fishing trip. a 16-year-old died earlier this summer as did an adult from louisiana. it causes intestinal problems but in these cases, they made their ways to the victim s' brains. it's most commonly found in warm southern waters. >>> african-american women who breast feed their children significantly ooze the risk of -- reduce the risk of getting a certain type of breast capper -- breast cancer. it showed a 50% increased risk for a hormone that showed negative for breast cancer. >>> new information about a radar system that can' better protect you from dangers from the sea. but why the system is in trouble. >>> and fog blankets >>> that is called the big shaker. it's a mobile simulator that demonstrates a major earthquake. it pulled up into the parking lot
KICU
Jul 2, 2012 11:30pm PDT
china. they paid $60 million to a company in china that trademarked the name 11 years ago. the lawsuit had showed sales in china. they are a huge potential market. >>> the justice department announced the largest health care fraud settlement in united states history. the company agreed to pay three billion dollars, 46 million to go to california. prosecutors say the company illegally marketed drugs for uses not approved by the fda. also that it hid data showing thatta another drug could increase the risk of heart attack and prosecutors say they bribed doctors to describe -- prescribe the drugs. >>> a remind tear you can get the news to go on your cell phone. down load the app, click the live icon and watch it live . >> anderson cooper revealed today that he is gay. he made the announcement threw through e-mail. he said he wanted some level of privacy. he said he is happy and proud. he also hosts a show here on ktvu we air in the afternoon. it's called anderson. >> they are warm weather headed this way for tuesday [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week.
KICU
Apr 12, 2013 11:30pm PDT
will also be traveling to china on this trip. china being one of the few allies of north korea. mike mibach, ktvu news. >>> california democrats are gathering in sacramento for the state party convention. the kick off was the reception with the main business this weekend. democrats say they have a major business to address and educational spending is one of them. >> reality is we have to continue to make college affordable for the middle class. you're going to see a lot of focus of not just stopping cuts but expanding opportunity through education. >>> attorney general camela harris, gavin newsom and house minority leader nancy pelosi are scheduled to speak. governor brown is not at the convention because he's in china on a trade mission. >>> these are the high temperatures from your friday. nice day, 81 in antioch, 78 in fairfield, 80 in 80 in livermore. we're looking for numbers tomorrow very similar to today. there's some coastal fog that will show up at the coast. daytime highs are easily going to make it into the 70s and 80s. it's mild, 62 in the antioch. 54 in livermore. that's
KICU
Oct 8, 2010 11:30pm PDT
they are still going strong down here at china base, what a wild and crazy night inside at&t park. we'll have the latest straight ahead. >>> an emotional and unexpected drama tonight in game two of the san francisco giants playoff run. it appeared to be a done deal. the giants took an early lead over the braves tonight. late in the game, it was 4-1, then, the script changed. atlanta tied the game at 4-4 in the 8th. right now it's in extra innings and the braves just took the lead. the outcome remains uncertain at this hour, mike? >> reporter: that's right, what a wild night it has been. if you want highs, we have the highs, if you want lows, we have the lows. it has been a nail biter. as you said, in the top of the 11th, the braves have a 5-4 lead. people that couldn't get tickets have been outside the ballpark all night long, we knew the goal going into this, that was to head to atlanta two games up, the crowd knew it and the team knew it. what it came down to tonight was execution. friday night in san francisco the house was packed, the pom- poms were out. game two had arrived.
KICU
Jul 23, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. >> i want to make sure they don't take root in china or germany, i want to make sure they take root right here in oakland. >> reporter: he said he wants renewed public invests saying it's worked before. >> the hoover dam and the golden gate bridge, that's how we sent a man to the moon. >> i was just so pleased with him talking about the middle class and building america from the ground up. >> i think it's truth that he inherited a mess and he's doing a good job all things considered. >> reporter: the president urged the audience to get out the vote. he says he will likely be outspend in this campaign and the only way he will win is with his supporters. >>> romney attended a fundraiser. a ticket to this gathering cost $35,000 a plate. the dinner was prepared by chef alice waters it included grilled jumbo prawns over basil. beef tenderloin and a chocolate cherry desert. >>> some people said they got the thrill of their lives when they saw president obama passing by. people were there waiting by the barricades hopeing to get a glimpse of the president. >> i live right in that building,
KICU
Jun 7, 2013 11:30pm PDT
leader of china. president obama and the china president are meeting. the u.s. has accused china of hacking. president obama met the chinese ledder in march and they decided another meeting was in order. >>> warm hot weather pattern across most of the bay area. you notice over the past few hours the fog clearing from the coast especially south of the golden gate bridge. i'm expecting to patchy going to redevelop late tonight into early tomorrow morning. it is still warm out there right now during the 10:00 hour. it is 83 degrees in livermore. san jose currently 74 san francisco the cool spot in the 50s. forecast highs for tomorrow still on the hot side. look at the upper 90s to triple digits out toward livermore, 102 degrees. san jose 90. oakland at 80 degrees san francisco 72. but some big changes for the second half of the weekend coming up how a system in southern california will cause our temperatures to tumble as we head into sunday. >>> union security guards are claiming a major victory tonight after a dramatic protest in san francisco led to a number of arrests. 5,000 securit
KICU
Nov 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
a pound. these are headed for china town. and they look like they know they're fate. at fisherman's wharf it's like opening an early christmas trip. >> just in today? >> just one hour ago. we have it already guys. >> reporter: from the cold ocean to a hot spot in an hour flat. it's a tasty san francisco tradition that gets a big thumbs up. the next boat has already sailed off into the sunset hopeing to come back with a good fish tale. from san francisco, noelle walker, ktvu news. >>> and more details now, crabbers aren't sure how big this year's catch will be. but some say the crabs they've seen so far are full of meat and high quality. last year set a new record of almost 32 million crabs the most ever. and that was worth an estimated $69 million to the fishermen. our viewers have been sharing their excitement about crab season in their favorite crab recipes on our facebook page. you can join the conversation as well just go to ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >>> an unidentified football player has been suspended for starting a locker room brawl. that brawl sent freshman running back f
KICU
Feb 25, 2013 11:30pm PST
, but the owner did promise to show them around china if they visit there. >>> there is a push underway to put a mom in that seat. heather holmes is live now in the city's sunset district to tell us who is applying the mommy pressure. >> reporter: julie, it's a top official with the san francisco democratic party. she drafted this resolution, urging the mayor to select a mother. a woman who may spend lots of time here at the playground, or library, but who can also bring a unique voice. sunset residents will soon be finding out who will be fighting for them. the district for position became available last month, mayor lee selected carmen sue to special reporter. since then there's been a lot of political intrigue over her replacement. she says the appointment could help stop the exodus of families. >> i think that a mother's voice on the board of supervisors would probably lead to more family friendly policies, legislation that would make it easier for families to stay in san francisco. >> reporter: the 11 member board is a diverse group with 7 men and 4 women. including asian
KICU
Dec 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
iphone to china's largest wireless phone company. with more than 750 million subscribers china mobile has a customer base about twice the size of the u.s. population. before this deal, the iphone was only available in china through two smaller cell phone providers. >>> san francisco animation studio called atma is delivering an unusual greeting but instituting two dozen iphones for dominoes. check it out. pretty cool. the video posted on you tube and the iphones reveal an effective message and so you want effects as they fall like dominoes. the company didn't actually purchase the iphones however. the phones the lighting and sound effects are all computer generated. >> rescuing hearts all across the country. >> just this morning alone we received 100 phone calls. >> the overwhelming support for this puppy. >> >>> a judge today slapped down some key parts of san jose's controversial tension reform policy. the judge said the city could not tamper with employee operations or cost of living increases. this legal fight may not be over yet. >> the fight over pension reform has been moving o
KICU
Oct 1, 2010 11:30pm PDT
going to be a very big party here tonight at china beach. i got out of the ballpark 10-15 minutes ago. a lot are feeling stressed in what is a very tight ball game. but holding hope that there will be champagne popping on this friday night. [ applause ] >> reporter: the bush for the playoffs at at&t park. >> are you feeling the magic? >> yes, i'm feeling the magic. >> reporter: the atmosphere absolutely electrifying before the first pitch and beyond. >> feeling good. we've got a lot of energy. a guy out at the plate. >> excited, yeah. >> the players arrived early in the day. the fans are not far behind. >> a 42,000 plus sellout crowd filed through the gates. the orange ration were awaiting. >> let's go giants, let's go, baby. >> reporter: this crowd wants playoffs baseball. and they are confident the 2010 giants will get them there. >> we were hot at the right time. you know what they say about being hot at the right time? we are hot at the right time. >> they have rallied the crowd behind him. and they are the little team that could. they kept going and going and now we are here. >>
KICU
Feb 5, 2013 11:30pm PST
francisco tonight as they prepare to reopen a trade office in china. the bay area council is planning to send a delegation to china in two months. there they hope to use the new office to promote trade and collaboration between china. the president of the council says they hope trade office can facilitate the conversations. >>> seems like they're pretty high and i don't understand why they keep going up and down. >> a pinch at the pump and we ask what's behind this sudden price hike. >> and the number one reason many of well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> three people are under arrest after shots were fired on an oakland freeway this afternoon. police received reports of shots fire from
KICU
Jan 30, 2013 11:30pm PST
. they were found three days later, safe, but cold in a denver suburb. >>> choking smog in china. in news of the world, the emergency measures [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> the first congressional hearing on gun control since the connecticut shooting sparked heated debate today. live to tell us how a strained, but deliberate call from a former congresswoman took center stage. >> reporter: it was an emotional hearing, star witness, gabrielle giffords tells congress, americans are counting on you. both gun owners, both urging stricter gun control laws. give ards haunting words, a reminder that she was shot in the head two years ago. >> speaking is difficult. but i n
KICU
Mar 18, 2011 11:30pm PDT
sunday's elections. >>> and in beijing, the president of china, tao went to the japanese embassy today to offer condolences and sympathies to the japanese victims. president hu said china will continue to provide assistance. china and japan have been enemies in the past. beijing has sentmillions of dollars over the last week to japan. >>> the wife of mohamad ali says the former boxing champ is willing to go to iran if it will help win the release of those two american detainees. but it depends on his health. he suffers from park innson's disease. he has sent letters as a fellow muslim asking for josh and shane to be freed. >>> they have stood for francisco are showing signs of stress. what one expert tells us about their seismic safety. >>> a look outside as san jose as meteorologist mark . >>> a fire crew from california has arrived to help find a lava- sparked wildfire in hawaii. the crew is from whiskey town rescue area near redding. the fire was sparked on march 13th because of the volcano. as of yesterday it had spread to 1700-acres of the park. >>> muni recently discovered cracks in
KICU
Oct 22, 2012 11:30pm PDT
about the ought so industry we'd be buying cars from china instead of selling cars to china. >> when you came to office, 32 million people on food stamps, today 47 million people on food stamps. >> while this was a foreign policy debate most americans seemed to be focused on the economy. we'll find out in two weeks which candidate's statements appealed to voters. >> we have reactions to how the candidates did in this crucial debate. >> when the 90 minutes none of the student here at dunn hall had changed their minds. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> reporter: the two candidates threw presentee of political -- plenty of political jabs during their third and final debate. >> attacking me is not talking about the chal -- >> reporter: whether any of the punches will push any un decideds into a corner is yet to be seen. dennis gordon watched the face- off with a group of students. he said president obama came into the debate with an advantage and capitalized on his experience making decisions for the country. >> the difference between a football coach who had
KICU
Jun 18, 2013 11:30pm PDT
is suspected to be part of a larger sex trafficking operation with ties to the east coast and china. heather. >> reporter: frank, i'm told that a large and very well prostitution ring, agents descended on this small first- floor apartment. we watched as agents of the state department of justice carried away brown bags from the apartment. potential evidence in connection with the sophisticated multi-state prostitution ring. >> they were keeping these women basically against their wills and they were prostituting these young women. >> reporter: investigators say a husband and wife ran the brothel from this unassuming apartment right across from the south san francisco bart station. the two had previously pimped prostitutes out of a unit in san bruno. a resident tells me that there had long been rumors. >> they've been known to have prostitutes over there. and it doesn't surprise me that they have been busted again. >> reporter: a five-month investigation first led authorities to the brothel last week where 49-year-old was arrested. >> he was a major player. >> reporter: but his wife s
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Nov 25, 2011 11:30pm PST
week. >>> and industry analysts say china is poised to overtake the u.s. as the largest market for smart phones. the firm strategy analytics says 23.9 million phones were shipped to china in the third quarter of this year. that is up 58% compared to the previous quarter. at the same time the number of phones shipped to the united states dropped 7% to 23.3 million. other firms say while more phones were shipped to china more were sol here in the united states. >>> the family of bryan stow have released a new photo of the giant fan. it shows stow surrounded by family and friend. the family says that stow can now get around by himself in a wheelchair. >>> it's not a christmas tree but it's getting a lot of attention. a loan pine tree was left standing after a huge landslide took out a scenic road. now some san pedro residents say they would like to save it somehow. right now it's just kind of on an island and the land around it is very unstable and will likely wind up in the ocean. one resident said who's going to get out there and get it. >>> well the rain clouds have now moved out o
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Mar 10, 2014 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the search in the south china sea is expanding but right now it is a so called ghost flight. >> right now our hearts are all hanging in the air. >> reporter: earlier reports of a door and life raft floating in the south china sea have been debunked even an oil slick turned out not to be from a plane but a ship. >> so far we have not received any confirmation or verification of the the debris. >> reporter: malaysian aviation officials insist security protocols were followed still two one way tickets were purchased in thailand by an interimmediate area, using stolen european passports. there is a data base of more than 40 million travel documents reported stolen but the u.s. is one of only few countries that references. last year passengers boarded planes more than a billion times without passport cross checks. >> as of now there are no terrorist indicators. one of those would be chatter. which would indicate an attack was planned. >> reporter: now those stolen passports are raising some questions, just how easy is it to doctor documents. we did a quick internet search and fou
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Sep 28, 2011 11:30pm PDT
population is from china. and they courted the vote tonight at a forum held at the hotel in china town. >> the first round of questions, you will have 60 seconds. >> reporter: the mayor arrived late. and looked at a crowd of more than 300 people, some gave him a standing ovation, the interrupting candidate -- >> i thought everybody was clapping for me. >> reporter: organizers provided a head set that offered the language in canton ese. of it ese. >> this project does not fit the bill. >> thank you. >> it is one of the best, highly rated transportation system designed. >> reporter: voters received it was important to hear the candidates in person. >> this way i can actually hear what they're going to say, and answer you know questions which i think could be very pointed. and they -- they can't fudge. >> reporter: this election has an unprecedented amount of candidates, live in china town, amber lee, ktvu. >>> and medical marijuana advocates will fight restrictions on expense expenses. they -- dispensaries, they will block a petition on new rules, after they put the number of pot clubs t
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Jan 29, 2013 11:30pm PST
say the forces behind the run include growth in china. stability in europe and the postponement of physical cliff talks in the u.s. a ro bust housing market doesn't hurt either. >> i'm feeling optimistic. >> reporter: doni conner moved to san francisco for that reason. >> it's pretty easy to find jobs. >> reporter: optimism doesn't necessarily reflect the health of the economy but for now they're all trending upward. >> over all in the dare. -- over all the market is booming. >> reporter: the market is back to levels we have not seen since before the recession. but most economists believe that we're not out of the woods yet. reporting live in san francisco, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> water measurements taken in the sierra show california's all important snow pack shrank this month. one set of measurements are taking at eco summit combined with other readings. the snow pack is at 93%. earlier this month that figure was at 132%. snowfall was only 13% of the january average. >>> in well above average rainfall for december set us up well because january has been a slow month for rainfal
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Oct 26, 2010 11:30pm PDT
strike have cost the economy over $500 million. >>> in china, the world's largest hydroelectric damn hit a new high today. the water level reached it's peak of 574 feet. three gorgeous dam cost $23 billion. the project generated controversy but china said it was needed to fuel the country's economic boom. >>> the highly contagious disease known as whopping cough isn't showing any signs of slowing down. more than 6,200 californias have contracted whooping cough including 279 in the last week alone. this year 10 infants have died from the disease. >> we haven't been able to win the war against marijuana and we can't win it. >>> it's one of the elections hot button issues. where the police chief stands on legalizing marijuana. >>> and a frost advisory is in effect tonight on parts of the bay area. our chief meteorologist bill the next, you start one feeling a bit off.ne. the moment you feel run down or achy, nip flu-like symptoms in the bud, with oscillococcinum. get oscillo and feel like yourself again. oscillococcinum, nip it in the bud. >>> a vocal opponent and a vocal supporter of p
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Apr 19, 2011 11:30pm PDT
and arrest now some protesters are calling for an end to theregime. >>> china is facing a widening income tax between the poor. a widening inflation is threatening china's red hot economy. >>> and in cuba, castro made a surprise visit with his brother and current president raul castro. while the castros say it's time for a new generation of leaders. raul castro was nailed first secretary. three some what younger politicians received lesser roles. >>> one year ago today, bp oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico killing 11 men and triggering america's worse oil spill. from the air the water looks clean but a closer look reveals oil is still there. louisiana wildlife officials say bp hasn't done enough to clean it up. but the oil giant says it is committed to finishing the job. >>> a list of suspended air traffic controllers and managers is growing. the latest controller that got in trouble wasn't sleeping but for 10 minutes, pilots were unable to contact the air traffic control because he was watching a movie with his mic on. the faa has suspended nine controllers and managers since
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Nov 15, 2010 11:30pm PST
an out of service cable car in china town near mason and jackson street around 4:20 p.m. when he was attacked. he is expected to survive. george leong was released after witnesses led police to his pardon me. >>> police arrested five people, 27 yield jones and 18- year-old carpenter were taken into custody along with three juveniles on saturday. the three used pepper spray to attack people who were on sidewalks sidewalking and were distracked while using their cell phones. >>> we heard from the officer who arrived first on the scene on last year's notorius gang rape of a 16-year-old. the officer broke down in court, he said he thought the girl was dead. the testimony comes on the first day of the hearing. >> reporter: there was extraordinary appearance when sheriff deputies escorted into court the seven suspects. a hearing began today to determine if there was enough evidence of a trial on rape and rape with a foreign object. most of the defendants are teenagers and all by one face enhancements that could send them to prison for life. the first witness was the first officer on th
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Apr 10, 2013 11:30pm PDT
its threats. >>> china exscutes more people than all the other country -- executes more people than all other countries combined. they believe they execute thousands of people using several methods. china would not confirm the numbers. >>> in london, an excavation unearthed thousands of artifacts. they were found under the financial district. romans occupied britain from 40ad to the fifth century. >>> facebook is offering a teacher for advairizers. they utizes data from third party marketing firms and they -- utilizes data from third party marketing firms. >>> california attorney general kamala harris spoke about the need for protecting privacy while developing apps. she said there should be a balance between the need for information and the right to privacy. >>> san francisco police are looking for an armed robber so they say they can help him. he robbed a donut shop on monday but police say before he ran away he was stabbed several times by the store owner and may have life threatening injuries. police are looking for him because they worry he could die without medical attention.
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Jan 20, 2011 11:30pm PST
public nuisance. godwin is expected to take the witness stand on monday. >>> concerns china may raise interest rates to slow its economic expansion sent stocks lower today. the dow industrial closed off two points. >>> the markets weren't the only things down. home sales in the bay area fell 8% from around 7,800 to 7,200 homes last month. foreclosures made up 31% of last month's sales. the medium home price was also down 31%. >>> meantime truck and pickup trucks are soaring. >>> not as windy as last month. in the east bay hills last night. this is up by berkeley and oakland. the wind was howling. those winds have ended. now we have a bit of a northwest wind. that has kept things on the mild side tonight. overnight lows will be in the mid-30s, 40s side. 65 in fremont with 70 in oakland. nice daytime high. your friday just take a snapshot and roll those into friday. because we'll see lots of 60s. everyone some low 70s. when is it going to rain? not for a while. we're not going to see rain until the start of the february. i have to load up the computer model we're taking a look at the po
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Mar 12, 2014 11:00pm PDT
fire damage. >> the fire that destroyed that complex in china basin did not spread to other buildings. for that, neighbors are extremely thankful. some residents were also told to leave their units, just to be safe. take a look at this video. it shows just how close the flames were. these pictures were taken from a cell phone in a unit right across the street from the fire. everyone was relieved that firefighters contained the flames to that one structure. one business owner nearby was sure his store would be gone. >> they did an amazing, and incredible job. thank you so much, san francisco department. you're the best. >> the manager of one unit near the burned complex says they're working now to make sure everyone asked to leave can find a place to stay. at ktvu.com you will find more pictures and video of the fire. in 15 minutes, unique problems they faced of the. >>> a huge natural gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings in harlem. tonight, at least three people are dead, and a search is underway for nine others who are still missing. more than 60 people were hurt.
KICU
Jul 11, 2011 11:30pm PDT
touches on sections of the new eastern span. >> this closes out the fabrication in china for the self-anchored suspension span. where it shifts the focus entirely here to san francisco bay. >>> the first sections weigh a total of 5,000-tons and are expected to arrive in about three weeks. where americans are constructing the bridge its the decks in the iconic towers are made in china. transportation officials say the outsources saved taxpayers about $400 million in a $6.3 million project. >> one of the great advantages that the chinese fabrication firm had over any of its global competitors is the size of their facility to get this work done quickly. >> reporter: using chinese dealers has drawn criticism from american steel workers and bay area residents. bridge workers earn $20 a day according to the new york sometimes. >> any jobs that can be given to the local area i'm all for. >> reporter: still other residents say if you can build sections more cheaply, why not. >> it's a market economy right, so i think the economy pays its toll and wherever it's cheaper people are going to go f
KICU
Jul 19, 2012 11:30pm PDT
resolution on the crisis of syria went nowhere today. russia and china both vetoed that resolution. it could have eventually allowed the use of force to try and end that civil war. u.s. ambassador rice says history will judge russia and china harshly in the last two months. >> if first vetoes they cast was destructive. this veto is even more dangerous. >> assad appeared on tv. he was seen with his new defense minister. there are new reports of new fighting in damascus and word that rebels are now controlling parts of the country. >>> in bulgaria, police released video surveillance of what they say is is bomber. he was carrying a fake michigan's driver's license and explosives were in his backpack. six people plus the bombing we are killed. >>> in greece nearly 80 wildfires have broken out over the last two days. one fire led to the evacuation of a children's summer camp, retirement home and monastery near athens. seven planes and two helicopters made water drops. >>> and in north korea, soldiers danced in the street, men with men and women with women, no intermingling. the dancing
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Jun 20, 2013 11:30pm PDT
in the burned rubble. it started with an explosion in a small building and then spread. >>> in china, fans pushed past police to get close to david beckham. then it turned into a stampede. officials quickly canceled the event. beckham is in china as an image ambassador for soccer to promote a chinese soccer league. organizers apparently underestimated his popularity. >>> and across large parts of southeast asia, haze is triggering health warnings. it is coming from fires in neighboring land. the smog has spread to malaysia and singapore. it has led to closures of schools and businesses and cancellations of sporting events. >> new developments in the case of a canadian tourist whose body was found in the water tank of a hotel in los angeles. the medical examiner says 21- year-old lamb accidentally drowned. a maintenance worker checking out complaints about the hotel's water pressure is the one that discovered the body. authorities say she may have been in that rooftop tank for as long as 19 days. los angeles county coroner's officials say she sufferedfrom a severe case of bipolar diso
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Aug 31, 2011 11:30pm PDT
product three years ago was state of the art, where now the lower priced products from china made us obsolete. >> vice president joe biden says the obama administration remains committed. >> we're either going to lead or follow. and if president kennedy had listened to those voices, we would have never reached the moon. >>> not fully grass -- grasping global warming does not help. >> if we're not going to count the environmental damage -- >> plus low wages and massive government subdecember -- subdid is make china's cheaper than america. why the technology was unique. the company made these things that look like fluorescent light tubes. they also patented a technique that required on a fraction of the power used. >>> today's announcement was the latest in a number of economic blows to fremont and its workforce there. the muni plant closed costing 4700 auto workers their job. today, at least one recruiter from a nearby high tech firm showed up to do some prospecting. >> they are thankful. they are all looking for jobs. they got hit with a brick when they walked in this morning. >>
KICU
Jun 15, 2012 11:30pm PDT
ago results were not conclusionive. >>> in china three astronauts were introduced before they head to space tomorrow. for the first time from there a female. she is 34 and an air force pilot. she and her male colleagues will work on a temporary space station that china put in orbit last year. the mission is scheduled to take about ten days. in spain new tests suggest that carve paintings are older than first thought. 15,000 years older. the red images and hand prints may be the oldest in the world dating back 40,000 years. experts say the timing means they could have been done by neanderthals. they were found in the 1870s. >> parts for one of the first am computer sold at auction for almost 3 75,000 dollars. the old keyboard tape with the black and white tv monitor belonged to one of 50 original computers. in 1976 the apple won computer sold for $666. it's among about a half dozen still in working condition. it sold in new york to an anonymous buyer. >> some relief at a major traffic bottleneck. >> a new find in a fatal boating accident. we spoke graduate, now that your journey begins
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Jan 23, 2014 11:00pm PST
in manufacturing in china seem to be the catalyst that triggered the sell off. apple is reportedly working on new iphones to be introduced later this year. the wall street journal reports the new phones will feature larger screens than the current 4-inch screen on the iphone 5s. the screens on the new models would reportedly be up to a full inch larger. apple's plans are not final yet and could change. apple has had no comment. >>> parts of northern california russian river are looking more like a dry bed and that's keeping officials awake at night. they say the river is so low it's not recharging any of the ground water. just last night clover dale ordered a reduction in water use. hillsburg did the same just days ago. the water has not been this low since the 1950s. some bay area homeowners are being forced to water their lawns or pay big fines. >> reporter: san lorenzo village, home to grassy yards, some healthy, some not. >> i think it's really ridiculous. >> reporter: vanessa de guzman has a brown one, by choice. >> we're in a drought right now. >> reporter: she says she's rec
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Oct 16, 2012 11:30pm PDT
crack down on china. >> you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> reporter: both seemed to do enough for many of their supporters to claim victory. >> thank you. from eric we turn to jana katsuyama. >> reporter: this was not a partisan watch party. st. mary's college is a private catholic institution. we did find a wide range of reactions to tonight's debate. for many students at st. mary's college this is their first presidential election. they did watch the debate intently. >> i just think it's so funny that they bigger so much. you'd think a presidential debate would be a little more formal. >> reporter: mitt romney supporters say he made strong points on the economy. >> look, you haven't done anything. jobs are getting worse. >> reporter: obama supporters say they felt the president was more aggressive. >> i feel like obama stands for women and students. that's important to me. >> i think he stood up for himself a lot more this debate. he didn't let romney take the upper hand. >> reporter: we found some undecided voters who say the debate did sway them slightl
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May 16, 2011 11:30pm PDT
receive permanent green cards. westine has been traveling to china where investors are willing to pay top dollars to get their families to the u.s. he says potential investors from china and egypt have already visited this dairy farm, he hopes to secure financing by next month. immigration attorney martin waller predicts this year a record 35,000 people will receive conditional green cards through this program. >> wonderful for the u.s. economy. each investor, first thing they do when they immigrate is buy a car or buy a house. >> reporter: yung runs the regional center in san francisco, he's talking to chinese investors about financing a boutique hotel and restaurant to be built here in the south of market. funding from traditional is sources such as banks is harder to come by. >> it's a difficult situation that's how this whole thing gets started. >> reporter: but critics say the eb5 program allows rich people to buy their way to the u.s. ansari came to san francisco from france on a business visa that expires this month. he wants to stay here but says he doesn't have enough money t
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Aug 24, 2011 11:30pm PDT
it wants removed from the internet in china. the list includes six songs by lady gaga and beyonce's run the world. websites that provide content in china have until mid- september to remove the songs. >>> our chief meteorologist bay area forecast is just six minutes away. >>> can zoo animals predict earthquakes? some interesting behavior, and science to ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] because you never stop improving your recipe... we never stop improving ours. we've added a touch of philly cream cheese to kraft natural shredded cheese, which adds a touch of creamy to any dish. kraft touch of philly shredded cheese. we're not just making great cheese. we're taking it further. ♪ >>> people have long said animals can sense an earthquake, just before it's about to hit. tonight, ktvu health and science investigator investigates whether the animal alert is fact or fiction. >> reporter: 10 seconds before the quake, the zoo's giraffes became agitated. the flamingos flocked together. monkeys began to howl. >> i think they have a stronger since of what's going to happen. >> our dog feels the
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