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good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm kraig debro. dave clark has the day off. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. toricampbell also off today. it's friday, decembering this. thank you for joining us. we begin with what could have been a very dangerous situation for holiday shoppers.
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police say a man brought a rifle to the valley fair mall and robbed a clerk. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us now from san jose, from the mall with more on the search for the suspect. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. police are in the process of locating surveillance video from inside and outside the valley fair mall here in san jose. they hope to review that later today to try to get an image of this gunman because the only description they have to go on at this point is he is in his 20s or 30s. now, the suspect struck just after 5:00 last night. the man first targeted the club monaco clothing store. for some reason he didn't follow through with the robbery. he then tried to carjack a woman in the nordstrom parking lot but did not follow through with it. then he went to the santa clara mall and tried to unsuccess official carjack another shopper near the wells fargo bank. he then made his way to the m
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en's warehouse shop. >> as opposed to an active s hooting incident where he comes in with a weapon brandished and is waving it around scaring everybody, he it had under his coat. >> reporter: he went to cecil street and carjacked somebody to get his getaway. the license plate number is 6 n da 586. it's a white nissan. police are trying to figure out why the gunman made so many f oiled attempts. they don't know if he is mentally unstable or if the victims got away. all of that is under investigation. if you do spot this car, you are urged to call 911. we're here in san jose, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, tara. there is a new terror alert. it involves insulated
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beverages. tsa workers are saying e xplosives could be hidden in these containers. passengers we spoke to this morning were not aware of the alert. >> it is kind of a shock. yeah. >> it is kind of a shock that you can't take that through, b ut -- >> officials stress there's no intelligence about an active terror plot involving those items. well, many retailers are calling today fantastic friday because of the rush of people expected to hit the stores for last-minute christmas deal. some bay area malls will have special hours today. the great mall in milpitas and san francisco's westfield mall will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. the national retail federation expects the best year, reaching $450 billion. in oakland, police officers are bringing much-appreciated holiday cheer to those in need. it's the continuation of a 3 0-
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year tradition delivering dinner and toys to local families. claudine wong is live in d owntown oakland this morning with a look at how it is all going. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, k raig. yes. you can see surrounding us this morning bag -- inside these bags and the -- inside these bags, there are toys and i'm joined by the sergeant, with the union. this is a really special p rogram. tell me what's happening right now. >> okay. for the last 30 years we have been's collecting toys over the years. and also every year we spend about -- a lot of money from the officer's money buying gifts from the community. >> you officers are really connected in this community. each bag have names. a lot of these people are names of people that -- >> see, on a daily basis we're the front line out there. we see some of the needy families out there. so the officers get the names
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and locations where these people live and what we do is we p ackage up the presents and bring them to them on chris mans eve morning. >> reporter: what's it like to be able to be part of -- to be apart of something really positive and reach out to the community in this way? >> it's really good. if you look around, you can see that we actually bring our children here. we want to instill in them, the giving and community and how we feel about this community and the community we serve and how much we care about it. a lot of us bring our kids and we put them to work and we have them putting toys in cars and we go deliver everything. so it's --is really good for us to give back to the community that we serve. >> and the reactions you get when they come with bags full of presents? >> we not only comes with bags of presents. we come with food. but the reactions are very good. and this year more than ever was a year that we actually maxed out. a lot of people are in need this year and we realize that and we give a lot of gifts this year and a lot of food.
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we're happy to do do it. we're just so sad so many people need it. >> what's happening, right now, they are taking these bags -- you talk about the officers and these families coming around. families have wrapped presents. we have kids here. they will load it into the patrol cars and bring it to preschools and families and they are gonna be bring food and t oys. so it will be a remarkable morning for the next two hours. we'll be with them following them as they make these very special deliveries on these v ery -- on this very special christmas eve and we'll keep you updated. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> nice to get a report on people doing nice things today. well, there is an important warning going out this morning from the chp. begrining at 6:00 tonight, the chp officially begins its holiday crackdown on drunk driving. sobriety checkpoints are planned for cities across the bay area and will continue through the new year. last night, a half-dozen law enforcement agencies manned a
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dui checkpoint in central san rafael, something we p eople -- something people we talked to didn't seem to mind. >> it's okay. apparently other people do and we need to get them off the r oad. >> it if it gets a drunk d river -- if it gets a drunk driver off the road and saves somebody's life, i'm all for it. >> there will be more than 200 checkpoints during this maximum enforcement period this weekend. time to go to sal who is checking the east shore freeway. a lost people trying to do some last-minute shopping. so it's important to know what's going on. >> yeah. apparently retailers are e xpecting shoppers today. probably a lot of men out there today. that's where the crowds will be. but the freeways themselves look pretty good which is what happens is speeds are higher. people are driving fast and we have more serious collisions when they do happen. so fake it easy out there and
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watch for something who is driving fast. this is a look at 280 in san jose. that traffic looks great getting up to the san jose airport, you are? well, right now the traffic on oing well. let's go to mark. good morning. we're taking a live look o utside. walnut creek, beautiful out h ere. a few high clouds out in the distance. generating the beautiful scene here. nice christmas eve. christmas day we're tracking a storm that will push into the bay area, generate some heavy rain and some gusty winds. for this porning out to a cool start, a few high clouds move into the region. the next storm that's scheduled for tomorrow, the extended forecast we're still tracking rain chances. santarosa, still cold. 36degrees. some patchy fog up to the north bay. sanfrancisco, 45 and san jose at last check in the upper -- actually, lower 40s, right around 44. here is the satellite. you can see our next storm approaching the coastline. today a few high clouds, not a big deal after a chilly
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morning. here is the next front. here is the expectations for tomorrow. you can see it approaching our coastline and the main impacts for tomorrow. .75 to 1.550. there's a wind advisory in place for tomorrow. by 12:00, partly cloudy skies, low to mid-50s, around 50 to 55. and then 3:00, some scattered high clouds. 55 to right around 60. here is a look at the numbers. you can see all of the as -- all of the numbers. here is a look ahead. your five-day forecast -- rainfall develops as we head into your saturday, especially the afternoon hours, just a chance for tomorrow. scattered showers mostly into sunday. there is a slight happens of a few showers. that will be favored in the north bay. we'll be tracking rape chances for next week on wednesday.
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the the lake tahoe tourist industry is happy with the weather and the calendar this year. the fresh snow in the last few days coupled with the break in the weather the day before christmas means more tourists are headed to the sierra. the national weather service reports more than 70 inches of snow has fallen at tahoe so far. the amount is just short of the all-time record for this time of the year. ski lodge reservations are up 3% compared to last year. tahoe business owners say good early-season conditions that helps them for the rest of the season. >> very nice. well, there is a warning for people living along the coast. why they are being urged to take notes of people and cars they see in their neighborhood. also, the island security breach . i'm stationed in kandahar,
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afghanistan. i would like to wish happy holidays to my my mom and my dad in -- to my mom and my dad in fairfield, california.
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good friday morning. >> time now, 7:123. christmas eve looking at beautiful union square. no rain clouds for today. just a few high clouds. another storm will impact part of your holiday weekend. i'll have more on that coming u p. there is a manhunt in m umbai, india for four men believed to be plotting a terrorist attack. indian authorities say the men belong to the same p akistan- based militant group that took mumbai under a deadly siege three years years ago. it's believed they might strike during christmas. police have added patrols and set up checkpoints to public places to try to track down the suspects. a new report shows the
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treasury department has granted 10,000 lances -- 10,000 licenses to american companies to tell products to those countries who it is believed to have ties to terrorists. most licenses of these companies were allowed licenses allowing trade. as part of it one u.s. company was allowed to build on a pipeline job to help iran sell natural gas. the u.s. census bureau may have under underaccounted -- undercounted 1.5 million people. census figures released this week showed california to have 37.3 million residents. if true, the discrepancy could lost the -- cost the state billions of dollars in federal aid and a possible increase. california governor-elect jerry brown plans to reduce the
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state's lobbying force on capitol hill. "the sacramento bee" is r eporting that brown is cutting the staff in california's -- in california's d.c. office from 6 to 2. the governor-elect's transition team has not confirmed -- confirmed the cuts. san francisco's controversial local hire ordinance will become law. mayor newsom decided not to veto the law. this law many dates 56% of the city be hired for local protects -- projects. mayor newsom sent it back u nsigned saying he had reservations of parts of it but would not veto it. a 39-year-old man was trying to elaid local police and -- evade local police and drove through a security checkpoint near the home where
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president obama is renting. the suspect was eventually arrested. the secret service says the family was never in any danger and this was not an attack on president obama. residents on the coast side are being warned to look their doors, this following a recent string of burglaries. the past two weeks, seven homes have been burglarized in moss beach. in each case, the thieves impacted the -- entered with windows and doors. they got away quickly. the chp says people should take note of suspicious cars and people in their neighborhoods. in palo alto a $10,000 reward is being offered in connection to armed robberies in the city. fifteen people have been robbed since september. some of the incidents took place in the downtown area with the victims being thrown toot -- thrown to the ground. >> i think it's unfortunate and -- unfortunate and people having a tough holiday season maybe. >> police say they are looking for several suspects and
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officers are working overtime to get them off the streets and are offering some important advice. they say if you are ever approached by a robber, the best thing to do, comply. >> we're learning how much damage was caused by this week's flooding and mudslideses in southern california. it will cost an estimated $ 70 million to clean up and make repairs in highland, riverside county and orange county. the rain also washed tash trash, pesticided s and bacteria -- pesticides and bacteria in. steven baldwin is suing kevin costner over a device used to clean up the bp oil spill. the device developed by costner was purchased by bp in order to separate oil from the waters. baldwin owned 10% of the technology but says he was
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pervaded to sell his share of 10% just before the deal went through. he's asking for damages. skype will pay customers who were inconvenienced by the massive service you outage we told you about yesterday. the online calling service will send paying customers an e male coucher good for 30 minutes o f -- e-mail vouchers good for 30 minutes. 90% of the -- of the core customers are back. well, glide memorial church is partnering up witha restaurant to serve prime rib. the meal will be served at glide memorial church. a study courted -- reported
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in "the chronic kell" says a desire to make other people happy makes them happy. researchers say the yep rossty even trumps tax relief when it comes to charitable giving. a new sauer vary shows airline travel -- survey shows airline travelers are paying more money than they did three years ago. one example is a flight between chicago and new york. in 2006, it costs an inflation adjusted rate of $176. a passenger flying that same routed to would pay $248 even without the added baggage fee. it was like the grinch who stole christmas at los angeles international airport, when customs agents seized a pair of decorative reindeer made of grass and seed because the owner didn't have the proper
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paperwork to bring them into the u.s. samples were forwarded to the u.s. department of agriculture for further information. we understand, though, the reindeer will be destroyed. well, toyota didn't want the information to be made public. but we now know the cause of a deadly accident tied to the company's recall. also, crime on the streets of oakland has ruined christmas for dozens of bay area families. good morning. if you are driving on bay area freeways this morning. it should be pretty light for you but find out why going too fast could still get you an expensive ticket.
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prosecutors have decided not to file charges against the
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san jose teacher, despite the fact that a dozen elementary students have complained that he inappropriately touched them. the teacher has denied any w rongdoing. san francisco police and animal control officers have been searching street by street for a pit bull that attacked a woman. officers are checking a three to five-mile radius from where the attack took place on white sand drive monday night. authorities say two dogs a ttacked the woman right in front of her home. one of the dogs was found tuesday night and is still being held by animal services. the remaining pit bull is described as having a mixture of brown, black and white- colored hair and may have injuries above its left eye. we now know how much toyota will pay to settle a lawsuit over one of its vehicles it was having problems with. toyota has agreed to pay $ 10 million to a family of the four
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people killed. investigators determine their lex just spun out of -- lexus spun out of control. it's now 7:23. let's go to sal. he has important updates about the latest traffic problems. sal? >> here we go. here we are. i was just talking to one of my producers who was saying "merry christmas." i was temporarily distracted. maybe i should do my job now. let's take a look at the t raffic. southbound 101 as you approach 580, the traffic is moving along well. it's christmas eve. it's doubtful that you have to go to work today. can you see how the roads are. but i wanted to mention, not the speed because on my way this morning to work, i saw at least two -- i think it was two squad cars i saw waiting for people to go too fast. it would be a bummer to get a
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ticket right before christmas, wouldn't it? so just slow it down. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge coming into san francisco. no problem. we've also checked with the airports and right now, there's still a parking space and there are no traffic jams getting into the terminals. at 7:24. let's go to mark. >> good morning, sal. another dry day, that makes two days in a row. but there is another storm that will impact your christmas day. there's alcatraz. it's on the cool side this morning. santarosa, 36 right now r eporting some patchy fog. also in ports of ma -- parts of marin county, some fog. sanjose, 44. livermore in the upper 30s, right around 37 degrees. today, you will notice more high clouds spilling into the area but the main dynamics, the main rainfall that's set to move in for tomorrow. as that front approaches, wind speeds will be on the increase. we have this, a wind advisory on saturday from 3:00 p.m.
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to 10 10:00 for the north bay hills, the east bay hills, san francisco, the coastal areas and also the santa cruz m ountains. here is a look at our cloud and rainfall forecast model. just a few high clouds out there throughout the afternoon and evening hours. there's all of that activity to the left portion of your screen. tomorrow morning the chance of a light shower, the main action that moves in tomorrow afternoon between 1:00, 2:00, 3::00 with heavy rainfall. by tomorrow, we could have a few isolated thunderstorms across parts of the bay area. this does head out to the east. this will impact the sierra forecast. not for today, just partly cloudy skies. for saturday a chance of some snow especially for tomorrow night and snowshowers into sunday. back here in the bay area, scattered high clouds. temperatures, mid- to upper 50s. a couple of neighborhoods could hover around 60. there's that rain cloud for tomorrow, christmas day, scattered showers into sunday. mostly for the morning hours. there is a slight chance of a
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shower on monday that will favor the north bay neighborhoods and the chance of more rain especially by tuesday night and into wednesday. another weather check coming up. 7:26. that sewage spill in that rin county turns out that -- in marin county, turns out it's larger than thought. plus -- singers, local celebrities and cab drivers, the cause that got them together early this morning in san francisco. i'm staff sergeant daniel hall in iraq. i want to send holiday greetings out to my beautiful girls out in san leandro, california. happy holidays, everybody.
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a new terror alert has been issued by homeland security. jade hernandez is live at san francisco international airport this morning with details on that. jade? >> reporter: good morning. the new alert is fairly new from tsa. in fact, a handful of travelers we spoke to this morning did not know about the terror alert on use of therm acs on planes. but one passenger indicated this was not unexpected. >> i don't carry any drinks through. i think it's slightly r idiculous. but i mean, given -- given past experience, i guess, it -- i guess it feels like it'sness. >> reporter: the tsa announced
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yesterday, they will be d ouble- checking therm acs. more than three ounces of liquid are not allowed. but anyone taking a therm -- thermos through are band. sfo's duty manager told us this morning, the airplane in general is not doing anything specific due to the alert. we also contacted the tsa office a few hours ago. but due to the holiday, the office is closed. all questions are being referred to their website. usually christmas day is busy travel day. 98,000 passengers are expected through sfo today. numbers are slightly down from last year. travelers this morning say the experience has been smooth t oday. reporting live at sfo this
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morning, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jade, for the u pdate. at the oakland international airport, there are no delays right now. earlier this morning there were very few travelers. much different scene from yesterday when, take a look, the line stretched out the doors. however, an official at oakland international said they are still expecting crowds later in the day, a similar situation right now at the airports in san jose and, of course, sfo. well, around 2,000 people have been evacuated this morning from part of charles segal airport in paris. snow accumulated on the roof and the frills closed it and -- officials closed it and moved passengers to another area. the airport is also running low on de-icing fluid, so they are asking airlines to cancel half their flights. there is a search this morning for a man wanted for a frightening crime spree at a
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south bay valley fair mall. the incident happened yesterday evening. police say the suspect first t ried to rob a store at gunpoint but that robbery failed. he then acrofted -- accosted some showers before successfully robbing a men's store. he made his way to cecil street and carjacked a car there. a live report, next hour. thieves hijacked a fed-ex truck filled with gifts. it happened at brookdale and cap in oakland yesterday afternoon. police later recovered the stolen truck. but at least 60 holiday packages are missing. ktvu spoke with the fed-ex driver yesterday and he said one of the thieves pushed him, j umped into his truck and drove away. he was not physically hurt but he's still sad about this holiday heart itless crime. >> are you worried about
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everybody else's packages? >> yeah, because of -- yes, tomorrow is christmas day. sorry for everybody. >> senior managers were up most of the night at the fed-ex office in san leandro trying to figure out who whose christmas packages were stolen. that work will continue today. calosha is investigating the death of a man who was r ush -- who was crushed by a dump truck. the accident took place yesterday morning. investigators say the man was putting fuel in a small tractor when the truck backed over him. he was declared dead on the scene. his name has not been released. we have new information on a story we've been following all week from sonoma county. the preliminary autopsy report indicates that the woman whose body was found in a minivan submerged in a russian river appears to have drowned. 62-year-old phyllis bin was from southern california. she was last seen driving in the minivan from a restaurant in jenner where she had dinner
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with friends on friday night. the sewage we reported yesterday, is much bigger than first thought. officials say as much as 3 million gallons of sewage p oured into corte madera this week. rain water and sewage spilled out of manhole covers in k entfield last week. during the cleanup of last w eek's spill, workers found large amounts of debris stuck in the pipe and at the site where a construction company was w orking. some sewages did overflow. some neighbored say they are kind of upset they weren't notified. >> my family's right here. we have -- i have two young children and we want to keep abreast of the prognosis of the drainage. >> signs were posted in the neighborhood. officials say they told as many as possible and they admit there's no system in place to
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let every resident don't. officials don't know if the act was deliberate but the sheriff's office and the fbi are th involved in the incident. right now, carolers are in san francisco -- ♪ i want to wish you a merry christmas ♪ >> lefty o'doul's is having their last-minute toy drive. their goal is to collect 15,000 toys. organizers say the donation need for this year is greater than last year. >> when i think about 15,000 people who don't have a present under the tree and i look at my kids and they have a lot of t oys, it makes me work even harder. the luxor taxi company will pick up toys. call them if you have some. some politicians and local selects are expected to show up to the event as well and our own sal castanedo will be there
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later today. sal, you will be there later this morning? >> yeah, around 10:00. probably roll in around 10:00. and if you want to come down. if it takes me to get you down there, that's cool. i also like to be there to watch them stack up the toys now which will go to needy families, of course. >> please join me at lefties this morning at union square. let's take a look at northbound 280. not much of a commute today. if you are driving almost anywhere just keep the speeds down. police are not taking a holiday, certain -- certainly. they will be out there. highway 4 in antioch is off to a very nice drive. and this morning's drive out to the westbound bay bridge is not gonna be affected at all. the next few days we'll see light traffic but mark tamayo says you might have to be driving in the rain tomorrow, right, mark? >> that's right, sal. it looks like another storm w ants to move in just in time for christmas. especially for the afternoon hours. today looks great.
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this is beautiful. we have the sun and some high clouds out there kind of poking through the overcast but still very nice and off to a nice, quiet but chilly start this morning. and into the afternoon hours, skies becoming, partly cloudy. next storm is set for tomorrow. that will be packing gusty w inds. the extended forecast, the possibility of more rain s howers. the current numbers, santa rosa, 36 degrees reporting visibility is down to about a half-mile. so fog once again at issue in parts of the north bay. fairfield, 39. sanjose, 44 and san francisco in the mid-40s right around 45 degrees. here is our next storm out -- out in the pacific. the high clouds will move in in advance of this. so a chilly morning. scattered high clouds. watch out for the persistent dense fog down towards the central valley. here's the front. this will be on the move for tomorrow. as weigh head into saturday, rainfall will be developing, especially for tomorrow afternoon. as we head into the afternoon, rainfall rates will be picking
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up. the inch and a half favoring the coastal hills. winds could be right around 45 miles an hour. for today, for this morning, 7:00, right now, upper 30s to 40s. by 12:00, low to mid-50s and by 3:00 a few scattered high clouds. 55 to right around 60. a few neighborhoods right around 54 as you can see for santa rosa and napa. but most neighborhoods in the mid- to upper 50s. a few spots approaching the 6 0- degree mark for los gatos and morgan hill. here is aing loo -- here is a look ahead. rainfall redevelops. possibleby of -- possibility of a few scattered showers t omorrow. and there's a slight chance of rain that will navar the north bay by monday -- favor the north bay by monday. all of that wet weather that's made so many people miserable has some smiling.
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santa clara authorities say their reservoirs reefed about 2.5 billion gallons in the past week. they say warnings of a dry year had them pretty worried but the levels look good. >> we're 110% of average. precipitation levels are from average to above average. >> not all of the reservoirs are full. calero is below capacity and there are limits for levels at andersen due to worries about seismic safety. well, the 49er stadium fight has taken a new turn. the surprise deal that could help keep the 9ers in san francisco. and we have been watching santa take his trip around the world. we're gonna check in with the tracking healthcares live to find out where the man in red is right now. happy holidays and greetings from iraq. i'm with the 224th brigade. i would like to do a shot are
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shout out to my family and friends in san jose, came. i love you. miss-- california. i love you, miss you and look forward to seeing you.
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welcome back. thousands of u.s. marines are spending the holidays in afghanistan. so the top commander flew in to be with them. general james ames has been traveling from base to base to deliver a message of appreciation. norad is helping keep track
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of him. joining us is lieutenant- general duval. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> so where is santa right now, how are you keeping tabs on him? >> i'm sorry. i missed your question. could you repeat that, please. >> there is a little bit of a delay. you are keeping track of santa this morning. where is he now? >> okay. we are indeed tracking santa and have been for almost seven hours now. he is currently over australia, in fact, delivering thousands of gifts as we speak right now. >> okay. and how do you keep track of santa so that we can find out how this technology works? >> well, you are familiar with our mission of norad known as the -- the aerospace warning and control. and to accomplish this mission we have system of radars and
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salts and it just so happens that the technology that we use to detect airplanes and missiles and vehicles that may reenter the atmosphere from space, that same technology actually works and helps us track santa. it works primarily on detecting heat sources and it just happens that rudolph's red nose in this heat source, with that, our systems can detect. so that's how we can track him. >> okay. very exciting. that's lieutenant general duval in colorado from norad. thank you for joining us town that about santa. we're keeping track of him as well. thank you, sir. san francisco 49ers are staying at candlelight park for at least four more seasons. that's following a surprising
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tentative deal announced yesterday. the 49ers are dropping a $ 60 million maintenance claim against the city in exchange. the city will provide millions of dollars in credits to help the 49ers fix up the stadium. that would include fixing the seats and cleaning up the bathrooms. >> over a decade we agreed to disagree where it will invest over $4.5 million for the next season in candlelight -- in candlestick, which i can assure you is needed. >> the 49ers still hope to move to santa clara in the 2010 season, one year after this candlestick park deal expires. it's bowl time for college football fans and the ncaa has made its ruling at a scandal at ohio state.
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quarterback for the buckeyes must sit out next season for accepting improper benefits. the rule log not keep five p layers out of the sugar bowl. iowa state faces arkansas on the 4th. tiger woods is losing his sponsorship with gillette. some of the other athletes in the series of ads with gillette will be featured in a new campaign butwoods' ads have not been seen since his marriage became public knowledge. well, mark zuckerberg has another award. "the san francisco business times" has named him executive of the year. zuckerberg was also named "time" magazine's person of the year last week. a school in san pablo that was supposed to shut down last year may not have to shut its doors afterall. west contra costa county school
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officials say lake school may stay openafterall. the district planned to close the school in june. but the city says it's working to contribute toward the s chool's $300,000 operating cost. >> there's some promising discusses now that are going on. so yes, it looks very promising. >> i thank god for that. i think the lord. this is school. >> the city council is expected to take up the issue in about two weeks. >> well, chilly last-minute shoppers can get a free cup of coffee or tea today. pete's coffee is serving the /complimentarycomplementary -- is serving the complimentary coffee today. there are 105 pete's in the bay area. 7:48. we've been told to keep our eyes on the road while crossing
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the bay bridge. but now there is an international distraction that's really hard to miss. good morning. bay area airports, we've been looking at. this is a live picture of the san francisco international airport getting a little bit of a crowd as people are trying to get out of town for the h olidays. >> this is sergeant michael laser. i just want to give a shout out to my family in oakland, california. love you all, mission you all.
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fire officials are reminding people to be careful about where they put their christmas trees. two people were hurt after their tree caught fire yesterday. officials say they had to crawl through a window because their tree was blocking their escape. the fire department wants it to remind people to keep christmas trees away from exit paths and water them daily. richmond police hope new toe toes and a $10,000 reward
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will help them find two gunmen that robbed a credit union. 245 happened december 12th at the credit union at collins and curry. police say the two robbers p ointed guns at employees as they stole an undisclosed amount of cash. take a look at the surveillance video. here's the sketch. they are described as both latino men, in their 20s, about 5'5" and weighing up to 150 pounds. a holiday tradition that started in richmond to help people in need is expanding to oakland. the annual event will be taking place tomorrow, on christmas. organizers will be giving away free food and toys at three different locations. people will be served at nevin community center. organizers say they hope to help 700 people this year. well, the construction workers on the bay bridge are d oing their part to get you in the holiday spirit. take a look at this. we want to -- we want to show you this this morning. they've decorated the 33 -- 3
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75-foot bay bridge to you with beautiful christmas lights. there they are. they are impossible to miss if you are heading across the bridge this morning. >> that's what that tease was about. >> very nice. 7:52. time to go to sal who has some holiday traffic commute news for us. >> that's right. it's very light. in fact, if you are walking around your house and you want to see something that we almost never see. come to your television. look at the sunol grade. that traffic is light. the traffic and the commute in oakland, if you are getting out of town is not all that bad. we also have a picture of the san francisco airport. this is a live picture of the airport here and there are some cabs and people pulling up. it's crowded inside the terminal but there aren't any huge c rowds. this is kind of a normal day. a lot of people are getting
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tout of -- out of town. we expect more crowds later on today. the weather seems nice. let's go to mark tamayo. we are lucking out for the weather for today. it will be changing for tomorrow as another storm system approaches the bay area coastline. outside right around jack london square, currently temperatures near the 40-degree mark. winds not too fup of a factor right now, but this time tomorrow it could be around 25 to 35 miles an hour in advance of the next frontal system. right now, if you are traveling you could see quite a bit of snow out towards chicago and even around st. louis. it looks like more thunderstorms moving into the north. that's the rainband associated with the next storm that will impact the bay area. so here is the plan, at least with the current numbers. no observe rain -- no rain clouds out there. santarosa, 36. reporting some fog. sanfrancisco at 45 and san jose right around 44 degrees. here is the satellite loop over
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the past 12 hours. you will notice the system developing out in the pacific. today, just a few scattered high clouds as we head into tomorrow. you will notice an increase in the wind speeds. it's the first time the storm is approaching the khost line. as a result, the national weather service is issuing a wind advisory for basically all day tomorrow. gusts could approach from 45 to 50. and we could have power outages for the bay area, especially for the coast and especially for the hills. for today a few scattered high clouds as we head into the afternoon, a chance of a few light showers for tomorrow morning, you can see as that band approaches and by late morning into the afternoon. rainfall rates will be picking up moderate to heavy. we could be talking talking about a few isolated showers as well especially late tomorrow and in the evening. all of this activity is heading out to the east. today looks just fine. partly cloudy skies. chance of some more snow by
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saturday and more snow expected for sunday. scattered high clouds for today. temperatures mainly in the mid- to upper 50s. a few neighborhoods right around the 60-degree mark and a look ahead to your five-day forecast. rainfall redeveloping for saturday, especially for the afternoon hours. scattered showers, mostly for the morning hours on sunday. slight chance of a shower on monday. favoring the north bay. we could be talking about more rain tuesday and into wednesday of next week. i will have another forecast u pdate next week. well, the frightening crime spee, what one man is accused of bringing to a bay area mall that could have made for a disastrous situation for holiday shoppers. and a pilot out at sfo gives up his right to carry a gun on board after posting controversial photos. happy holidays. i would like to say happy holidays to my family in the san francisco bay area. happy holidays!
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e earsst cl. i'm tara moriarty live at the valley field mall where a gunman threatens holiday shoppers. we'll tell you about the secret ways he carried out his robberies and where he failed. the u.s. government has
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issued an important terror w arning on this busy holiday travel day. >> this is frantic friday for last-minute holiday shoppers. retailers hope it will help make this the best season in years. some bay area politicals are making this a merrier christmas for some needier families. that's all on the second hour of "mornings on 2." >> good morning. and welcome back to "mornings on 2". i'm pam cook in for tori campbell. >> i'm kraig debro. dave clark is off today. it's friday, decembering this. well, the doors have opened the at -- have opened at the valley fair shopping center during one of the bustest s hopping days of the year. police say a man brought a rifle to the mall and robbed a clerk. tara moriarty is live in santa clara with more details on that investigation. good morning, tara. >> reporter: well, good morning, kraig. once the sun came out, we retraced the gunman's steps.
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it appears that he covered a very large amount of space in a very short amount of time. police say his behavior was extremely erratic. he started in the mall that you see behind me. he hiup a store, came up here. he hot of -- sort of hopscotched around and hit several places in this vicinity. then he jumps across the street, hitting up a store there, and a block away from that point, he made his getaway behind that building. now, a lot of people had no idea that a gunman was on the loose because he had hidden a rifle inside of his trench coat. the suspect struck just after 5:00 last night. first he hit up the club mono co clothing -- monoco clothing score. for some reason he didn't follow through on the -- with that r obbery. he tried to carjack a woman in the nordstrom parking lot but didn't follow through. then he moved to the santa clara mall and failed at a carjack near the wells fargo bank. then he made his way to a men's warehouse and held up the clerk
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at gunpoint taking some cash. police are trying to figure out why so many of his attempts to steal got botched. >> maybe mentally unstable, maybe the victims were getting away successfully. something frustrated his attempts. but in the end, he successfully completed an armed robbery and successfully completed a c arjacking. >> the suspect raced over to cecil street where he carjacked someone at knifepoint and ultimately he made his getaway. police describe that car as a white nissan altima. now, police are in the process of looking over surveillance video and they hope to be able to freeze-frame an image that they can release to the public much later today. right now, all -- all they have to go on as far as a description goes is this man happens to be in his 20s or 30s. so very little information at this point. but if you do spot that car you are urged to call 911.
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we're live, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. there is a new terror alert during this holiday see so. it involves insulated beverage containers. the tsa says terrorists could hide explosives inside things like thermoses. officials say no new security measures will be taken. passengers we talked to this morning say they were surprised to hear about the alert. but they understand the thought behind it. >> i guess it's kind of like one of those beating a dead horse. it's like completely making s ure -- like checking everything. it is what it is. just kind of got to go with the flow. now, officials stress there is no intelligence about an act of terror plot involving insulated beverage containers. well, a pilot based at san francisco international airport has resigned from an anti- terrorist program that allows him to carry a gun on board. now, that's after he posted
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some behind-the-the scenes videos from youtube showing what he considers lacking procedures. the video reportedly show crews enderring restricted areas without net of their belongings being checked. the video that was taken from a cell phone has been taken down. he's know the focus of the investigation. people are calling today, fantastic -- retailers are c alling today fantastic friday because of the last-minute shoppers. the malls have special hours today. the national retail federation expects the best holiday season in three years. the sales are reaching a high of $450 billion. also this morning an important warn something going out from the california -- warn something going out from the california highway patrol. the chp will begin its holiday crackdown on drunk driving. sobriety checkpoints are
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planned for the bay area and will continue through the new year. last night a half-dozen law enforcement agencies manned checkpoints in san rafael with similar ones coming through the week. >> it's a big deal. it does make an impression. we want it to make an i mpression. so hopefully the person going through the checkpoint will make the decision, no, i'm not going to drink and drive. >> there's over 200 checkpoints during this maximum enforcement period. let's go back to sal to check on the commute. it's really not much of a commute. it's christmas eve. probably the commute to the m all. i think a lot a lot of people will be doing last-minute s hopping. the roads are not full. as we look at the east shore freeway. it looks like a sunday morning out there on westbound 80. the next few days should be light. although driving will be tough. we're gonna talk to mark to you me -- toe myoin a minute. tomorrow the weather is gonna
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-- mark tamayo in a minute. tomorrow the weather is gonna change. the morning drive is okay if you are drive -- let me change to the maps for a second just to show you what it's like on the peninsula. yeah, there you go. travel is moving well on 101 and 280. the road sensors are giving us motley green. a little bit of yellow, which means slow. but not a rots of red on the maps. there's not not a lot of that. >> hi, there, sal. we are expecting the changes for tomorrow. but today, a few high clouds and a beautiful shot for your christmas eve. no rain shots expected for t oday. just a chilly start. so we want to bundle up. but in the afternoon hours, skies becoming partly sunny. the next storm that will move into the region for tomorrow, especially for the afternoon. the text ended forecast, we're tracking -- the extended forecast, we're tracking more rain chances. current numbers, updated. 36degrees, san francisco 45. sanjose 46 and livermore in the
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upper 30s at 38 degrees. here is the satellite, we have one bad frame at the end of the loop. there's the frontal system approaching the coastline, this will be our next main -- dash this will be our rainmaker. some scattered high clouds will be moving in. here is the cold front. this will be a factor for tomorrow. rainfall expectations about .25 to 1.50 primarily for the coastal hills. there's a win advisory -- posted for saturday or the coast and hills. once this front moves through we will have showers and there is a possibility we could have an isolated thunderstorm as well. that will be for late tomorrow afternoon. for today, no raindrops to worry about. upper 30s to the upper 40s. at 12:00, partly cloudy, low to mid-50s and then by 3:00, still some scattered high clouds moving into the region from the pacific and temperatures from
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around 5 -- from around 55 to 60. sanjose tops out 59 and morgan hill around 60 degrees. here is a look ahead. today, completely dry. rainfall develops especially for tomorrow afternoon. scattered showers linger into sunday, mostly for the morning hours. there is a slight chance of showers on monday. we could be talking about more rain by tuesday evening also into wednesday of next week. we'll take a look at the sierra forecast coming up in a little bit. well, the lake tahoe tourist industry is certainly very happy with the weather right now. the fresh snow from the last few days, coupled with the break in the weather the day before christmas, means more tourists are headed to sierra. the national weather tourist records more than 70 inches of snow, which is just short of the all-time record for this time of year. ski lodge reservations are up 3 %. tahoe lodges predict reservations will be strong for the rest of the weekend. police officers are
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bringing holiday cheer to those in need. it's a 30-year tradition for them, delivering dinner and toys for lowell families. claudine wong is -- for local families. claudine wong is live in oakland with a look at what's happening right now. >> reporter: good morning, k raig. they've moved to longfellow because santa and the oakland police department and their family and friends are here to make a very special delivery. we're gonna talk up -- walk up to you guys as you -- >> good morning! >> good morning, santa. >> these are, again, homes that officers have pointed out and said, you know what? would be -- it would be nice to bring them something special today. >> yes. yes, they are. >> merry christmas. how are you doing this morning? >> merry christmas. >> can we come in and bring you guys some presents. >> you sure can. >> certainly what a treat this is, they are coming in. they have a turkey dinner. they have bags full of toys. oakland police officers who work these neighborhoods 57 who are out here who -- who are out h ere. good morning, ma'am. what is your name?
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>> i'm brendan you a didn'ter is -- brenda anderson. >> reporter: what do you think about this early-morning treat and all of the stuff they are bringing? >> caught me offguard this morning but i'm thankful they are able to bring a lot of toys and food for my children. i'm-- >> reporter: tell me -- >> i'm a daycare provider. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> we provide care to children from infancy through school- aged and we have a lot of children that are in need. >> you see a lot of the oakland police officers. this is something they do for 30 years. they point out places where they say -- they say it would be easy to bring this community something nice. how does it make you feel? >> makes me feel very thankful to my family and children that they are able to provide food and gifts. >> christmas came early for your daycare? >> yeah, a little early. but i'm able to call -- call the families and help them pick
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up their gifts. >> thank >> thank you for letting us into your home. look at all of those presents. it's certainly -- certainly a great thing for you guys this morning. >> thank you. i'm thankful for all of santa's helpers. >> there go -- there they go. that's one of many deliveries. they have actually 75 families they are helping out today. it's a record. it's a record for -- for this group. so here we go. we're gonna get out of your house now but merry christmas. >> same to you. >> it's off to the next house for the oakland police department and more deliveries, again, 75 families more than they ever have. they've got these cars and there's groups like this going all around oakland giving to families in need, certainly a wonderful christmas eve s urprise. >> live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> what a wonderful way to spend christmas to see all of those smiling faces.
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thank you, claudine. well, the reason police are urging some people to take note on people and cars in their neighborhood. plus -- a situation on the first day of president obama's hawaiian vacation, a security breach that had his bodyguards on alert.
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live in san jose, current temperatures, 34 degrees. completely dry. we do have a storm that will impact your christmas day. i will have more on the timing coming up. there is a manhunt going on in mumbai, india for four men believed to be plotting out a terrorist attack. indian authorities say the -- say it's -- it's believed the men may try to strike during the holiday season. they have set up checkpoints to try to track the suspects. treasury department has granted 10,000 licenses to american companies to sell
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products in iran and in other countries the u.s. believes has ties to terrorism. companies like kraft foods, pepsi and some of the nation's largest banks have benefited from government arrangements with iran. most licenses were granted under the law allowing trades for humanitarian goods. a security breach happened when a 39-year-old man was t rying to evade local police and drove through a security checkpoint near the home the president is renting in hawaii. the suspect ended up driving out of the area and was eventually arrested. the secret service says the first family was never in danger and this was not an attack on president obama. vice president joe biden is offering some hope this morning to same-sex marriage advocates. in an interview earlier today. he says the country is evolving about the idea of gay marriage and that national consensus on the issue is inevitable. biden said the change in
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attitude was made possible by the don't ask, don't tell policy repealed. it will take longer for taxpayers to file 2010 returns as the irs reprograms its computers for the new tax breaks. there's one for students and students for college tuition f ees and one for teachers would buy classroom supplies with their own money. the u.s. census may have underaccounted 1.5 million. according to the records, california is showed to have 37.3 million, which contradicts earlier records. well, california g overnor-
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elect jerry brown plans to reduce the state's lobbying force on capitol hill. "the sacramento bee" reports that brown is cutting the staff in california's d.c. office from six counsel to -- down to two. the transition team has not confirmed the cuts. residents on the san mateo county coast side are being b arned to lock their doors following a string of b urglaries. the past two weeks, seven homes have been burglarized in moss beach. in each case the thieves entered the home through unlocked doors and windows with access to highway 1. investigators say people in the area should take caution or note of suspicious people in vehicles and their neighborhoods. meanwhile in palo alto, a 10,000 reward is being offered in connection to armed robberies in that city. 15 people have been robbed since september. some of the incident the took place in the downtown area with the victims being thrown to the ground. >> i think it's unfortunate.
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maybe it's a part of the -- you know, people having a tough holiday season maybe. maybe that's a factor that plays in to it. >> police say they are looking for several suspects and officers are working overtime to get them off the streets. they are also offering some important safety advice. they say if you are ever approached by a robber. the best thing to do is to comply. we're learning just how much damage was caused by this week's flooding in southern california. it will cost an estimated $ 70 million to clean up and make repairs in hi land, river -- highland, riverside county. the rain washed messty -- pesticides and bacteria into the area. actor steven baldwin is s uing kevin costner over a device used to even clean up the bp bill. the device was purchased by bp
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intervented by costner in order to separate oil from the waters. baldwin owns 10% of the technology but claims he was persuaded by costner to sell his share just before the bp deal went through. he's asking for unspecified damages. kevin costner's publicist is not commenting on the suit. skype will pay customers inconvenienced by the massive service outage we told you about yesterday. they will send customers an e- mail, a voucher, good for 30 minutes of calling. skype says a software error caused the problem. but 90% of the core services are back now. glide memorial church is serving the homeless again this year. for the 12th year, the church is partnering up with the house of prime rib to serve lunch to 3,000 people. the meal includes prime libs and sides -- prime rib and a side and dessert. lunch will will be served at
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glide memorial church. more people are donating to charity and now a new uc berkeley has looked into why. generosity, it suggests, is driven by most people with a sincere desire to help and sends to make other people happy. researchers say generosity even trumps tax relief when it comes to charitable giving. toyota didn't want the public to know about this. but now we know how much the accident linked to the company's recall will cost the automaker. and how angry passengers expressed their frustrations in ar ten gina after their train service was suspended for seven hours. good morning. traffic looks great on this christmas eve day. we'll tell you more about what it's like to get around the bay area.
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officers are checking a three to five-mile radius from where the attack took place on white sand drive on monday night. authorities say two dogs a ttacked susan in front of her home. one of the dogs was found tuesday night and is still being held by animal services. the other pit bull is described as having a mixture of brown, black and white-colored hair and may have injuries to its left eye. >> we now know how much toyota
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will pay to settle the lawsuit over one of its run aye -- runaway vehicles. the japanese automaker has a greeded to pay $10 million to the families of the four people killed in a crash that led to millions of vehicles being recalled. now, the crash last year killed and off are off-duty police officer and three relatives, including a man from vale on a san diego freeway. investigators determined that their lexus sped out of floor when the wrong sized floor mat trapped the pedal causing it to speed out of control. parking fees are going up in the new year. the vie will increase to $3. that will raise the average cost from $55 to $58 on january 3 rd. the increase was supposed to take effect this month but officials delayed collect the fee until after the holidays in order to encourage shoppers. some angry passengers in argentina are in trouble with the law after rioting over suspended train service.
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the commuters -- commuters began threing rox and bottles and a pena arris station -- throwing rocks and bottles in buenos aires because of suspended train service. trtrains are none on a normal -- normal schedule. i want to tell you that the bay bridge is light getting into san francisco. the parking lots in san francisco may be a different story as a lot of last-minute shoppers are out there. moves to 880, the same thing goes right here in front of the oakland coliseum. looking at the sierra. this is 8 ott -- 08 at dutch flat. can you see traffic is moving along well. i don't see a lot of slow and i -- slow. i don't see a lot of slow and snow at dutch flats and the chain requirements are not up but you should bring them anyway because i think there
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there is a storm moving in. for more on that, let's go to mark tamayo. >> you will definitely need the chains for this weekend, especially for tomorrow night and into sunday, but for today, clear driving conditions. watch out for the valley fog. back here in the bay area, we have fair skies in oakland, 46 degrees. a few high clouds and the flag getting a little bit of a workout right now. but tomorrow will be somewhat somewhat a different story. right now, it's still cold up in the north bay. santarosa, 36 degrees. sanfrancisco, 45. sanjose at last check reporting 46. here is the storm system for today. a few extra high clouds but the main action that moves in for tomorrow. the first noticeable change you will notice more wind coming out of the south. as a result the national weather service has issued a wind advisory from 3:00 lasting autopsy the away up to 10:00 for the coast and the bay area hills and also for san francisco. we could have gusts around 45, possibly 50 miles an hour. for today, a few scattered high
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clouds out there, nothing too major. the clouds will be on the increase for tonight. there is the rainfall associated with the storm, chance of some rain tomorrow morning. the main action moves in late tomorrow morning into the afternoon hours. we could be talking about moderate to heavy rainfall. the possibilities of some isolated thunderstorms by late morrow afterno into the e vening hours and all of this action heads out to the seer -- to the sierra and this will produce snow. as far as the travel forecast, partly cloudy skies, increasing snow chances by saturday. off and on snowshowers for sunday and cooler temperatures as well. back here in the bay area, scattered high clouds this afternoon. temperatures mainly in the mid- to upper 50s. a few neighborhood ard 9 60- degree mark. rainfall-- around the 60 egg degree mark. rain showers possible for m onday, too and we could be t alking about more rain chances, it goes on anded on and that would be for late tuesday and also wednesday into next week the we'll try to fine-tune the
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time later in the extended. but tomorrow, plan on some more rain and wind. another forecast check coming up in a little bit. >> thank you, mark. well, new reports show up to 3 million gallons of sewage may have spilled in marin county. what was found in one of the pipes that caused much of the overflow. a bold crime on the streets of oakland just about ruined christmas for dozens of bay area families. >> i'm in afghanistan and i would like to say season greetings to my family in vacaville, california. love you, miss you, think about you every day. seyo petosld me
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homeland security has issued a new terror alert in this busy holiday season. jade injury is in san francisco with all of the details. >> the long lines here at the american airlines terminal airlines have gotten longer. many passengers we spoke to within the past hour didn't know about tsa's latest alert concerning services or insulated beverage containers. here's what they had to say about the safety precautions. >> it's kind of a shock but you can't take -- everybody carries those thermoses on campus. so it makes sense they check them, i suppose. >> reporter: the alert is fairly new. the tsa only announced y esterday, the terror alert on the planes. the agency contends terrorists might try to conceal explosives
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inside. right now no specific incident is being identified as a reason that tsa agents have to watch out for the services. the airport in general is not d oing anything specific due to the alert. but we've contacted the tsa office a few hours ago. due to the holiday, the office is closed. all questions are being referred to their website which indicate tsa will be "carefully m onitoring information" related to terrorist tactics. usually christmas eve is a busy travel day. 98,000 passengers are expected through sfo today. numbers are slightly down from last year. last year, 22,000 people came through the airport. but travelers in general say the experience has been pretty smooth. many travelers we spoke to indicated that they traveled today to try to avoid some of the anticipated lines earlier this week. reporting live in san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jade, for the u pdate. checking in on the travel
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at the airport, the oakland international airport, there are no delays. earlier this morning, there were very few travelers. much different scene from yesterday, though, when the lines stretched out the doors. however, an official at oakland international does tell us they are still expecting crowds later in the day. it's a similar situation right now at the airport in san jose and san francisco. about 2,000 people had to be evacuated from charles segal airport in paris because of the roof in one of the terminals. the airport is running low on de-icing few fled so they are asking airlines to cancel half of their flights. thieves in the east bay
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hijacked a fed-ex truck filled with gifts. it happened at brookdale and cap while a truck was making the rounds yesterday afternoon. police recovered the stolen struck but at least 60 holiday packages are still missing. now, we spoke with the fed-ex driver yesterday. he says one of the thieves p ushed him, jumped into his truck and drove away. he wasn't physically hurt but he's very upset about this c rime. >> are you worried about everybody else's packages? it's christmas. >> yeah, because -- yes, tomorrow is christmas day. sorry for everybody. >> senior managers were up most of the night at the fed-ex office in san reandro trying to figure out whose christmas p acking as were stolen. >> calosha is investigating the man of a man crushed by a dump truck in snow spa. the accident took place at t he -- in nina. the accident cook place at the
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yard yesterday. investigators say the man was putting fuel in the small truck when the truck backed into him. he was declared on the scene. his name has not been release -- has not been released. a preliminary autopsy report released the woman whose body was found in her minivan in the russian river appears to have drowned. she was last seen driving from the restaurant in jenner where she had friends with -- where she had dinner with friends saturday night. officials say as much as 3 million gallons of sewage p oured into corte madera creek. here is a a live picture of the area this morning. about 842,000 gallons of fuel spilled. we were watching the construction in the area r epairing that all morning yesterday. during the cleanup of the -- of the last weekend's spill
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workers found large amounts of debris stuck in a pipe at the site where construction -- where a construction company was w orking. some sewers did overflow. some people say they were very upset that they weren't directly notified. >> i have two young children. it's definitely an issue for us and we want to keep abreast of what the prognosis is and what the progress is with the d rainage. >> signs were posted in the neighborhoods. officials say they told as many people as possible that there's no system in place to get everyone know. nils say they are not sure if the act was deliberate but the marin county sheriff's office and the fbi are both involved in this accident. >> police officers in oakland are on a holiday mission in morning. they are delivering toys and food to families. claudine wong has been following all morning long and is at a new location in oakland with more. good morning clarks, claudine. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. we're on sunnyside and here they come for their next
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delivery i n -- in oakland. a tremendous way to start christmas eve this morning. they have bags with them. this is part of a 30-year program where the oakland police make these very special d eliveries and bring in p resents. they have toys and they have a turkey dinner and there they go. coming in with all of their bags of goodies. oakland police officers who work this beat help find families who are in need this holiday and who might need a little extra something to make their holiday a little more special. we're gonna come in and see if we can talk to this homeowner here. can i ask your name? >> joyce jenkins. >> reporter: tell me what you think about waking up this morning to this kind of d elivery. >> surprised. [ laughter ] >> caught knee offguard. >> reporter: it did catch you offguard. >> yes, it did. >> reporter: it's a nice way to bake up -- way to wake up and
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start christmas eve? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: what does this mean to you, the food and gifts. >> a new beginning. >> reporter: sometimes -- i would imagine it's nice and h ard. >> yes, sometimes it is hard. >> reporter: it's a nice surprise? >> it's a very nice -- good surprise! >> reporter: the oakland police officers who work the areas h elped pick out for families, who might need extra help this year. how does it make you feel that they picked you and said, you know what? give this family something special? >> i'm lucky. very lucky. >> reporter: congratulations on having this wonderful christmas surprise. certainly, this is a nice event, we're happy to be apart of it as a merry christmas continues in oakland a little early this morning. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> certainly a nice -- >> that's a great, great thing. >> it's so nice to see the faces out there. thank you, claudine. >> a very tough year.
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a lot of people don't normally need this kind of help are right there with those folks. sal's gonna be out at lefty o'doul's helping collect toys. >> yes. one of my favorite things to do. people show up with toys and stack them on the wall there and then tomorrow, the fire department, the san francisco fire department will deliver those toys to some families who may not have a christmas day. it's awesome. i will be there around 10:30 to noon. maybe litter than that. maybe -- i may stick around later. today is not really a commute day. most people have the day off. those of us who have to go to work are driving in much lighter traffic. a word to the wise. keep your speeds down. you see the wide-open road.
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for today, we do have t his -- a chilly morning scattered high clouds moving into the region this afternoon. next storm that is scheduled. the extended forecast, we are tracking even more rain chances. >> santa rosa still reporting fog. 36degrees. sanfrancisco, 45. livermore, in the upper 30s at 38. here is the satellite. today an increase. those clouds in advance of the main cold front that will be a
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factor for tomorrow. patchy dense fog. scattered high clouds. look what happened as this frontal system approaches our coastline, the wind speeds do gradually pick up. as a result, a wind advisory kicks in for saturday for the coast and for the hills. we could have gusts approaching 45 to 50 miles an hour. the rainfall expectations about .75 to 1.50. an 1.50 for mainly the coastal hills, especially for the santa cruz mountains. for this morning, it's chilly out there. by 12:00, partly cloudy skies 50 to 55. and then into the afternoon by 3:00. you will notice more high clouds into the afternoon hours. here is a look at the numbers. santarosa, 54. sanfrancisco, 56. some more neighborhoods with san jose at 59. look ahead, plan the rain cloud for tomorrow. scattered showers and a sunday. more chances of some rain by tuesday of next week. another update in a few minutes. mayor gavin newsom calls it
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a win-win situation. the surprise deal that could help keep the 49ers in san francisco. and santa has made his list and checked it twice. now he's on his way delivering presents around the world. we're checking on his exact location -- coming up. >> this is staff sergeant fernando barrego, sending a shout out to all of my friends and family in san jose, california. want to say, i wish you happy holidays. i know they will definitely be happy after our giants winning the world series. yeah. other than that, i can't pate to get back and party with you guys. see you guys soon.
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welcome back. valley fair mall is filling up with holiday shoppers right now. following a potentially dangerous situation there, though, involving a man with a rifle. police say the suspect robbed a mall clerk and he is still at large. ktvu's tara moriarty is out there this morning. tara, you just what are they s aying? >> reporter: we, they are saying they don't feel safe at valley mall but then they say they don't feel safe anywhere they shop these days. just to give you an idea of how erratic the behavior of this gunman was. he started inside the mall, police say, targeted a store
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ther, then came out why outside, made several threats to people out in this parking lot and i n --ed a in and around this area. and then jumped across the street to the warehouse. targeting people there and go making his getaway a block from there. a lot of people had no idea that a gunman was on the loose because he had hidden a rifle inside of his trench coat. the suspect struck just after 5:00 last night and first hit i nthe club monoco clothing store on the san jose side. for some reason he didn't follow through with the robbery. he then tried to carjack a woman in the nordstrom parking garage but didn't go through it. he then tried to carjack another shopper near the wells fargo bank. finally, he held up a clerk at the men's warehouse shop and made off with crash -- cash. shopsers are -- shoppers are
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shocked. >> my heart is just beating. that's unacceptable. i i don't want to be a victim. it puts us all at risk. we do know that nobody comes without a weapon these days. soy we're scared. -- so we are ascared. >> police are describing the car as license plate number 6 nda 586, a white nissan. police are hoping to review surveillance video to try to get a description of who exactly they are looking for because at this point, the only description they've released to us is a man in his 30s and 20s -- 2030s or 20s. police say they are investigating whether this man was mentally unstable, whether he was doing drugs or perhaps these victims simply managed to get away somehow and that's how the first few attempts did not happen. back to you. >> thank you. richmond police hope to that new foe totes and a
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$10,000 reward will help them find two gunman that helped them rob a credit union. that happened at the credit union on collins and curry street -- curry street. police say they pulled weapons as they got away with an u ndisclosed amount of cash. police in vallejo hope surveillance tape will lead to the arrest of a deadly attack outside a liquor store. it happened december 5ing in front of parkway lick -- 5th in pant of parkway liquors. investigators say aaron rudolph was stabbed to death following a fight. police are looking for three suspects. these photos interest taken inside the store -- were taken inside the store. the suspects sped off in a vehicle with tinted windows. the 49---- the 49ers are staying at
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and ill it park for a few mere years. in exchange the city whether provide millions of dollars in rent credits to help them fix up 50-year-old stadium. that would include ficking the seats and clean -- fixing the seats and cleaning up the bathroom. >> we agreed to disagree about the maintenance of the stadium and now we have an agreement where it will invest 4.5 million next season to candlestick, which, i can assure you that every fan say is needed. the 49ers still hope to move to santa clara 2015, year after this deal expires. a them that won the a merica's cup is breaking up. b-- bmw announced it's pulling out of its eight-year partnership with larry ellison. the carmaker says when it signed on in 2002, its goal was to win the america's cup race and now it's done just that.
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bmw provided says the breakup is by mutual agreement with oracle and ellison. we have been tracking santa all morning long as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts on christmas eve. right now, he's making his way across asia. santa just stopped in china. you can also track santa's progress throughout the day. we have a link to the web section at ktvu.com. everyone snows santa has a very big job to do tonight and some people think -- everyone knows santa has a very big job 20 do tonight and some people think they know his secret. our photojournalist found out some interesting insight when they asked young fans about kris kringle. ♪ >> reporter: how old am i? >> 75?
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>> 80. >> probably over 400. >> i think he's 148. >> reporter: how do i get around the world so fast? >> he has reindeer. i guess. i don't know. >> i don't know what that question is. >> he goes at the speed of l ight. >> flying, magic, fast reindeer. >> how am i able to squeeze down the chimney? >> how does he make it down the chimney? >> magic. >> takes a pillow and goes down. >> he turns small and then he like slides through. maybe he doesn't go down the chimney. >> he goes through the front door. drilling a hole through it. >> how do i know who is naughty and nice? >> he probably looks into like his ball or something. >> he has a 24-7 security camera op his forehead. >> he knows because god tells him. >> he has a telescope and they
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can see everybody. >> i think pretty much every k id's nice. ♪ ♪ >> some very nice thoughts. that's just one of the stories you will see on the ktvu holiday in focus special. that show airs tomorrow night at 6:30. and you can see all of our holiday shows on sunday at 7:00 p.m. we've been told to keep our eyes on the road while crossing the bay bridge but now there is an international distraction that's really hard to miss. after you've opened up all of the presents, you might wonder what to do to your christmas tree. there are a few steps to take if you want to recycle it. >> i'm in iraq and i want to say merry christmas to everybody in orinda,
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california. to my mom, sister, brother, and all of my family and friends. i love you, merry christmas.
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thousands of u.s. marines are spending the holidays in afghanistan. so a top commander flew there to be with them. general james ames has been traveling from base to base to deliver a message of appreciation. there are about 20,000 marines on the ground in afghanistan. japanese navy is reaching out to young people through their
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iphones. >> there is a new app that shows users how to salute like the japanese maritime self- defense force. this is speed and angle and people who score high receive a message on their phone r ecommending they join the navy. a spokesperson says the app is not a recruiting tool. if you live in san jose, you can recycle your christmas tree along with your yard waste. leave them out from d ecember 27th through j anuary 31st. all tin sill, decoration and tree stands should be r eeverybody mooed. if your tree is taller than five feet, you need to cut it -- cut it into five-foot sections and it will be collected on the same day as garbage, and waste -- waste. it is christmas eve. tike a look at this.
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we shot this this morning. workers have decorated the bay tower with some nice christmas lights. they are impossible to miss if you head across the bay bridge this morning. but don't be too distracted. keep our eyes on the road! >> as far as we know it's not been a distraction to anyone out there. sal's been watching. >> it's been nice and light. if you are driving around the bay area. it should be a decent drive. we're also checking in the w ith -- in with the airports. 880 looks good. also at the bay bridge it has been light, no metering lights on this morning. should be light next week, too. 101 san francisco looks good but the weather is going to change for christmas. let's go to mark. >> that's right, sal. a big change in the weather over the next 24 hours. for today, in the short-term watch out for patchy dense fog. partly cloudy skies for today. our next storm approaches for tomorrow, packing heavy rain,
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some gusty winds, the possibility of power outages and also some ice lated thunderstorms and then scattered showers into sunday. slight chance for monday, maybe some more rain chances for tuesday, especially by late tuesday and into wednesday. but santa has a strong team of forecasters, meteorologists to guide him into the bay area. >> i was just gonna ask you t hat. so the weather is pretty good for santa? >> yes. >> he can overcome just about anything. he lives at the north pole. >> that's true. that's true. we're watching santa by the way. you can watch him at ktvu.com. you can see exactly where santa is. thank you for watching. merry christmas. >> merry christmas.
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