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. police are investigating an alleged rape of a woman at annual apartment complex in santa -- an apartment complex in santa clara, what appears to be started as a break-in by an intruder. a crash on the bay bridge is making for a slow commute and a big rig rolls over in vallejo, the alternate routes you need to know. a dog walker who wanted more security in her neighborhood shot and killed in brooklyn. now there's a push to make that
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happen. 9 days into another possible b.a.r.t. strike, the very important meeting happening in just two hours. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu new -- mornings on 2. i'm pam cook in for tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >> we're going to start with traffic problems. sal talking about the news this morning. we have two problems, one on the bay bridge. we had an earlier crash on the span. the two left lanes were blocked for 40 minutes on the span and the traffic is really backed up as you can see here at the mcarthur maze and at the toll plaza. it's going to take 30 minutes, and probably more. we have a big rig crash on sonoma boulevard ramp to eastbound 37. this is southbound 29 to eastbound 37. that truck did not make the
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turn. they have the cab up on the tow truck. they have to get the trailer out of there still, and this ramp is going to be closed until they do that. brian flores is on the scene. we'll have a live report coming up. a bigger fog bank and a westerly wind equals a cooler pattern today. 60s to 80s. a couple low 90s. time is 7:01. we have breaking news from the south bay. police in santa clara investigating reports of an early morning sexual assault. the victim says it was a stranger that attacked her. ktvu's jana janine de la january -- janine de la vega has been talking to police. what are they saying out there. >> reporter: they are staying tight lipped because again, they're still investigating. police have the apartment complex roped off so ootheca investigate an alleged rape that occurred -- so they can investigate an alleged rape
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that occurred this morning. police responded to a 911 call that an intruder had broken into an apartment and raped the woman. the victim who was in her 20s was sleeping and woke up to find a strange man hovering over her. he sexually assaulted her and ran away. a broken screen was in the back window where they believe he entered and he went out the front door. neighbors are disturbed. >> i'm a little bit more anxious. want to make sure my windows and doors are locked, so you know, there's nobody trying to get into my house. and it's right across the street, so yes, it's very scary. >> reporter: police are collecting what evidence they can. the victim is at a local hospital. police are interviewing her as well as her roommate who we're told was sleeping at the time. the woman told police that the man was a short latino male wearing dark clothing. that's a vague description, so police really don't have much to go on. they're not sure if he ran away
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on foot or if there was any get away car. you're looking at a live picture of the other side of the apartment complex. this is not the side where it happened but i wanted to show you how high the windows are because it took place in one of the first floor apartments. that's pretty high, we asked the neighbor how could someone break through the back window and he said the apartment where it happened, there's a gas meter there so it might have been easy to perhaps jump up on there and get a little bit higher to gain access into an apartment. that was his theory, but again, a police spokesperson is supposed to be here within the next hour to give more information and we will pass that along to you. reporting live from santa clara. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, a high speed chase just hours ago in martinez ended with a crash on highway 4 that injured two people. chp officers tried toe pull over a car for reckless driving about 1:00 this morning. the driver took off.
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then crashed. the helicopter took one of the victims in the car to a hospital in fairfield. the other was taken by ambulance to highland hospital in oakland. at this point we have no word on their conditions. a man accused of using pepper spray to force his way into a home in fremont is on the loose this morning. police say the suspect rang the doorbell at a home on porter street and blake road yesterday evening. a woman says when she opened the door, the man doused her with pepper spray. investigators say he then got into a fight with a man inside the home and shots were fired. a s.w.a.t team responded but the suspect managed to escape. the family is not seriously hurt. the suspect described as a thin 30-year-old latino man with a long bushy ponytail, a goatee and tattoos above both eyebrows. happening today, in just two hours, oakland city leaders will hold a news conference to discuss the city's growing
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violent crime problem. it will be held in oakland's max well park neighborhood where a shocking crime took place earlier this week. paul chambers joins us now from the neighborhood where a lot of people very upset by this. paul. good morning, pam, that was just two days agatha judy salamon was shot and killed in the area we're standing. two hours from now, members of the community and oakland city county will come out and demand public safety. judy salamon was shot two days ago. she lived in the max well park area of oakland and was shot and killed two blocks from her home. she was picking up animals for a pet sitting business. last night members of the community came together to show they're support to honor judy including her family from southern california. >> we're devastated. she's my only sister and our mother died when judy was 17. and it has been a tough life for her.
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>> reporter: we're told salamon was working with members of the community to bring private security to the area. members of this community and other parts of oakland are outraged by the number of killings and say salamon's death is the final straw and they hope salamon didn't die in vain. >> i'm hoping if any good comes out of this, maybe people can really come together and do more neighborhood watch and get the patrol going in the area. >> reporter: salamon also leaves behind her pet chihuahua, animal control must keep the dog at the shelter, and plan to find a home by the dog by the end of the week. we can come out here live. this is a picture of salamon. there is a memorial dedicated to her that happened last night. at this hour, candles are still burning for her. later on this morning, two hours from now, members of the community and city council will come back out here and demand
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public safety because they did not want her to die in vain. live in oakland, i'm paul chambers. santa clara leaders looking for an alternative ambulance service. they are concerned the current provider won't be able to fulfill its contract. the company's ceo talked to the officials about the financial problems. last week the san jose mercury reported that rural metro missed a crucial bond payment. a bay area credit union is replacing thousands of debit cards after rallyist super market chain was hit by a cyber attack. redwood credit union has reissued more than 18,000 debit cards. they took the action on behalf of customers who shop at raley's, bell air and nob hill stores. and there have been 200 cases of fraud involving card holders at those stores. now, to our continuing coverage of the labor talks between b.a.r.t.
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and its unions. we're now just nine days away from another august 4th for the dead lin august 4th -- deadline, august 4th for another strike. they are set to resume at 9:00 this morning. there are growing concerns that the two sides will not be able to reach a deal before the august 4th deadline. transit leaders look to go hire charter buses for commuters if there's another strike but it would taken 8000 buses to carry the passengers b.a.r.t. normally carries each day. a lot of people were surprised and happy with the charter buses. it worked out i think better than sitting in traffic extra hours. but a lot of people did that as well. >> the only thing that i worry about is the capacity pam. the ftc has said there's no way they can do it unless they get 8000 buses. that's not going to happen. obviously we'll be hear to help you out if the b.a.r.t. strike happens. i for one am hoping they can come to an agreement so it
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doesn't. we'll see what happens there. we have some traffic troubles this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza westbound. you can see it's very slow. this is because of an earlier crash on the bay bridge that was cleared about half hour to 40 minutes ago. it blocked two lanes for a time. things are slowly getting better, but it's a 30 minute plus delay getting into san francisco. in vallejo, we have a problem with a ramp closed from southbound sonoma boulevard to eastbound 37 in a fuel spill. you can see the truck, the cab, this was flipped over, the cab is right, but they have to get the trailer, which is still flipped over, over to the side. here comes the trailer there. you can see it's still over the little embankment. this ramp is not going to be open within the next hour. it's going to take too long for them to clear it up. we'll let you know when it does open. and the morning commute is okay on the san mateo and dunbar bridge in case you're looking for alternatives. 101, 280, 85, has been quiet.
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and that includes 101 on the peninsula. a very good morning. sunshine for some already, but we have a much bigger fog bank and that's making a good push inland, a bigger fog bank equals cooler, 50s, 60s by the coast, that cooler forecast, and the fog was down by the deck and a nice tweet from joslyn. what's the deal with the fog, it's always foggy in daley city. i'm well aware of the fog patterns. when you get the fog up and the inland temp, people are like where the is fog. it's starting to move in. the thunderstorms erupted in the sierra yesterday, tahoe, truckee. and still muggy, and southern california dealing with rain. palm springs, san diego, los angeles, tropical moisture still making its presence felt in southern california. it's taking the turn and will not make it here. maybe a few high clouds. more 50s on the temps and when travis is 30, they're done.
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they're done. my friend out in cordelia will say the same thing, when it gets 30 in travis, it's going to be much cooler. west wind at napa. 59 sac. that tells you what you need to know. the cool air is making it out there. tropical clouds in southern california and a big fog bank and a cooler pattern ahead. that will take us in not only today but also the weekend. that will probably settle on sunday and keep it there. breezy to windy for some. cooler. morning overcast still inland and another day for clear lake, vacaville. other locations until the 60s, 70s, and very low 90s and most locations in the upper 80s. 60s, 70s, close to the coast and bay, though. no change or even 50s. cooler on saturday and on sunday. we keep it right there into early next week. thank you steve. 7:12 is the time. a boycott involving bars across the country, and right here in the bay area. coming up in 15 minutes, why stoley vodka is the target of a
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nationwide protest. and the lincoln memorial is closed this morning. what happened overnight and why police are investigating. and disturbing new details about the conductor behind the wheel of the deadly plane crash in spain. the facebook post investigators are now focusing on.
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. lots of low clouds making it inland and a fresh delta breeze. that means keel patterns for many. -- cooler patterns for many. we have video of the mud slide that shut down interstate 80 yesterday afternoon. a half foot of mud and debris covered the westbound lanes in nevada county. that's just west of the california nevada border not far from truckee. the lanes were reopened.
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not until late last night. we have new information on spain's worst train disaster in years. the investigation now focusing on the train's engineer who is now considered a suspect. investigators say surveillance video there, you can see, it suggests that the train was going twice the speed limit when it crashed wednesday. authorities say 78 people were killed, including one american. the train's engineer still in the hospital. there are reports, though, that he posted a facebook picture of a train's speedometer last year and bragged about going 125 miles per hour. investigators are analyzing the train's black boxes. there's new information about the hard landing by a southwest airlines jet. the nose gear touched down on the runway before the mainlanding gear. now, in most normal landings, the nose is held off the ground until after the main wheels touch down. federal officials won't say if the pilot error contributed to
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the hard landing. they also won't say if the nose wheel should have been strong enough to hold up to that nose first landing. time now 7:16. now this morning, iran now reportedly interested in direct talks with the united states about iran's nuclear program. and reportedly iran's neighbor iraq is reportedly ready to help arrange those face to face negotiations. now, these talks would probably help ease the tensions between the united states and the president has not ruled out using military force if iran tries to build one. we're following new developments in washington dc where the lincoln memorial was vandalized overnight. kilah campbell live in washington d.c. to tell us what happened just minutes ago. >> reporter: just about two
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minutes ago, tourists started going up the steps. the security officers removed the police line that was blocking them at the bottom of the steps. however at top of the steps, you can't see them but there are orange and white barricades on the other side so people cannot get up to the statute. we know that they were cleaning off the paint for about an hour or so this morning. we got a close up of the paint earlier today. you could see it was splattered on the statute, the leg of the statute and also on the base of the statute, and one of the rangers told us that the paint was not a latex base. it's going to be tougher to remove. it seems right now that they have gotten at least most if not all of the work done. they are not going to open the chamber, the area where the statute is sitting until they know for sure that the area was dry from the cleaning process. we heard from the spokesperson for the national parks service. she said she is heartbroken over this. >> we feel very very fortunate. this is such a national
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treasure that permanent damage would have just been devastating. and so we're very glad that we're going to be able to restore it to the way it was. >> reporter: also at that press conference, a lieutenant with the u.s. park police, they tell us they don't have anybody in custody right now. they do not have a specific suspect in mind. we did know that they are reviewing surveillance video and when i asked if they spotted someone in the video, she could not answer for me at that point. live in washington, kilah campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. the obama administration is warning states they will take them head on if they start infringing on voting rights, especially those for minorities. they may try to change voting laws, now that the supreme court struck down the voting rights act. the obama administration wants to keep states from enacting laws like requiring photo ids. we know what caused the
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wildfire in southern california. it was caused by an electrical equipment failure on private property. now, the fire in riverside county started on july 15th. it forced the evacuation of several thousands of people including those living near the palm springs area. the fire burned 27,000 aches and destroyed 1/2 23 structures -- 23 structures including 7 homes. a fire caused one family to seek shelter. the fire started at 10:30 on north 3rd street. it was brought under control a half hour later. damage limited to one of the apartments, and fortunately, no one was injured. the cause of the fire, though, still under investigation. time now, 7:20. as i left the house this morning, it was cooler. >> definitely cool. >> right away. >> things are starting to cool down around the bay area. look at this live picture out the window. meteorologist steve paulson is coming back.
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he'll tell you what your temperatures will be like this weekend. also a new study may make you want a second cup of coffee this morning. good morning, take that cup of coffee to go this morning if you're trying to get into the city. it's going to be slow. i'll explain what happened coming up. good morning! wow.
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bars are specifically saying they will not drink stoli vodka after the russian government banned public displays of homosexuality and imposed fines on anyone who holds gay pride rallies. bay area bars say they still support the stoli brand. >> stoli here in america has done nothing but support the gay community. >> and stoli's ceo posted a letter on the company web site saying they sponsor gay pride events around the world and opposes the russian government's actions. santasanta cruz police are looking for the vandals who spray painted death threats to police officers on several elementary school murals. the names of several officers were sprayed on murals at bay view along with the threats. investigators think gang members are behind the vandalism. the murals were made by graduating 4th grade classes as part of an annual tradition: there's fall out from a
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proposed ordinance banning people from sleeping in their cars in palo alto. they worry it might cause homeless people to migrate south along the peninsula. cities that do not have it is menlo park and east palo alto. if you are waking up, joining us, getting ready to head out the door, there are a couple big problems you should know about. let's check in with sal. good morning, you are absolutely right. we have the big back up at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's getting slightly better. the crash in the 6:00 hour took away two lanes and that has been cleared. and traffic is slow on the toll plaza. usually on friday it's not slow at all. this morning we have a back up of 30 minutes plus. and a big rig on the ramp on southbound 29. sonoma boulevard to eastbound 37. they have removed the cab or righted the cab. now they have to right the trailer and then open up that ramp. they might have to do guardrail work as well.
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they also absorb some of the fume. 37 is not affected. if you're driving on the peninsula, 101 looks pretty good both directions heading down to the san jose area and across the bay, hayward to fremont is looking good. before we get to the weather, you may want to do your own search on it. there was record cold and snow down in south america, by the way, some areas seeing snow that hadn't seen snow since 1921. record lows in the 20s. do a search on cold south america and you'll see the information coming in. for us, we have a cooler pattern here. back into the 80s for locations that were in the 90s or 100s a couple days ago. it will take a couple days for clear lake, middletown, vacaville, and for most, 70s, 80s, in the inland, pam. tons of garlicky goodness will be served in gilroy for the next three days. we are out there live this
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morning where they are firing up the first batches right now. we're going to give you a taste so to speak of what's on the menu. and the potentially hazardous car go that merge responsiblers did not know was on board -- responders did not know was on flight 214. and when one of the onramps will be open as a result of a big rig crash as mornings on 2 continues.
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welcome back to mornings on 2, it is coming up on 7:30. we are following some big traffic news right now. two major accidents are creating headaches for commuters. sal is in the ktvu morning traffic center with the update. sal. >> we're going to go to the bay bridge first because it's affecting a lot of people, and the toll plaza is backed up now. we're seeing improvement here. the traffic is beginning to move much better as you drive through. but it's still a very big crowd. 30 minutes plus at the bay bridge toll plaza because of a crash in the 6:00 hour that took away two lanes on the incline. that injury crash is gone. meanwhile, another accident in vallejo is creating problems in solano county. and a detour has been set up. brian flores is at an onramp where a big rig flipped over two hours ago. >> reporter: still a lot of work to do, and as you can see behind me, the big rig still is
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here. they have righted the passenger cab, but there's still a lot of work to do in terms of getting the trailer out. also as you mentioned just a few minutes ago as well as the guardrail work that needs to be fixed as well. as commuters and workers try to get this fixed as fast as they can in vallejo. crews will be here perhaps another hour or two, according to chp to get the big rig cleared. just about 40 minutes ago, a tow truck was able to right the passenger cabin as we mentioned and 30 minutes ago, they towed it away. the trailer remains. according to the chp this morning, around 4:10, the driver was going onto the onramp and perhaps took the turn a little too fast going onto eastbound 37. it overturned and the onramp was shut down quickly and has been closed since then. the driver had minor lacerations to his head and the chp says he complained of chest pain as a result of the seat belt in impact. he was taken to kizer hospital in vallejo where he's expected to be okay.
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>> we're not sure is inside the trailer. the driver wasn't aware as well. things may have been jostled and turned around and we didn't want it spilling out, whatever it was. we weren't able to get into the cab as of yet to find the transportation log as well. >> reporter: now, caltrans crews are also pouring and then sweeping absorbent for the small amount of oil and fuel that spilled onto the road. in terms of traffic, southbound 29 closed and traffic being detoured onto surface trees. and if you want to get onto 37, northbound on 29 and take the onramp back on 37. back out here live, you can see the crews there now sweeping the absorbent that was used to absorb the small amounts of oil and fuel that spilled as a result of in big ligament crash, crash -- big rig crash, and then over here, they're moving the trailer that was there a few minutes ago.
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there's a couple tow trucks on the other side of the guardrail and moving the trailer as we speak. chp says whatever is in the trailer is not a major concern. still going to be time before the onramp opens. we're live in vallejo, brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. . ktvu that has learned that passengers and emergency responders faced another possible danger after asiana flight 214 crashed at sfo. one source tells ktvu at least 45 pounds of yellow phosphorous was in the cargo bay of that jet. it can rapidly react with oxygen and catch fire at temperatures 10 degrees above room temperature. >> we dealt with an engine fire and we had some extension into the aircraft which developed into what you saw during the incident. could phosphorous if it was there lead to, you know, worsening conditions, absolutely, but to my knowledge, we never saw indications of that. >> now, the ntsb sent an e-mail
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saying the shipment was yellow foster, which is not classified as a hazardous material. it doesn't know where the chemical was going, who was sending it or if any was exposed. oakland police are preparing for more protests this weekend. there was violence and vandalism in downtown oakland hours after the not guilty verdict in the george zimmerman case in florida. and oakland's acting police chief is vowing to do everything possible to keep the peace this weekend. next week, the oakland city council will consider banning the so called tools of o -- tools of violence from ordinances in the future. it would make it crimes to carry hammers, clubs, wrenches and other destructive items during demonstrations. a shocking admission from a juror on the george zimmerman jury. >> george zimmerman got away
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with murder. >> why she is now changing her position. hang right now, the cleveland ohio man charged with holding three women captive for close to ten years just arrived in court where he could accept a plea deal. i want to take you live to the court right now. this is going on in cleveland ohio. ariel castro could plead guilty today as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty. he faces 977 charges included kidnapping, raping and sexually abusing. if no plea deal is reached. castro's trial is scheduled to start on august 5th. time 7:35. new this morning, investigating a crash involving a taxi cab and an suv in san francisco. this happened about 10:40 last night on gulf and oak streets. three people were in the cab. one person was in the suv. the police are saying all are expected to survive. and there was a crash late last night in the south bay. the san jose fire department posted four photographs on its
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twitter page of the accident. firefighters say the vehicle slammed into two trees at center road and east alma. the driver was trapped inside there. firefighters had to use the jaws of life goat them out. we haven't received any information yet on the extent of the injuries. a former uc davis police officer involved in a pepper spraying incident two years ago is now seeking workers' compensation for psychiatric distress. john pike says he received a number of threats after being identified as the officer who pepper sprayed protesters on the ground in 2011. pike was fired last year after an investigation. his case is scheduled to be heard in sacramento next month. time now, 7:36. happening today, chefs and food lovers, they're gathering in gilroy. marking a milestone. the 35th annual gilroy garlic festival. ktvu's katie utehs is there in gilroy with a taste of what's
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to come. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, i don't know if you can see the greece splatter. we're with the -- grease splatter. we're with the pyro chefs. they are frying up calamari, it's not the only entertainment that they have in store. i see the lens is fogged up a little bit from all the heat. there are 46 concerts planned for this weekend in three stages. i'm joined by entertainment committee cochair, kirsten. tell me about the acts you have. >> we have 36 acts, if you're a country music fan you're going to love could it be and you need to be there. and we have a daniel donez and ways to dance and party all the way across the park. >> reporter: people can come out, grab a bite to eat and enjoy music as they walk around and dance off some calories. >> exactly. we're a fun festival, eat, dance, lose weight. it's actually good for you. >> reporter: i don't know if
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anybody can walk away losing weight. i won't be. this is so tasty, calamari, lots of good food and we talked earlier a hundred thousand people will come to the gilroy garlic festival this weekend. they will go through 110 five- pound bucketpounds of garlic. katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. >> looking good down there. we are hungry now. let's check in with sal. unfortunately truck crash, highway 29/37. we've been talking about it. >> yeah, you know, they're making some progress. we have been watching the live camera set up by the crew there. let's go right to it. there it is. and you can see that they are out there with a sweeper, sweeping up the dust, the sand that they used to clean up the spilled fuel, so this ramp from
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sonoma boulevard to eastbound 37 continues to be closed. there is the cab of the big rig involved. the trailer is overt side, and this ramp remains closed. bay bridge, we had a back up there at the toll plaza because of an earlier crash this the 6:00 hour. still 30 minutes plus, although we are seeing some improvement getting into san francisco. and if you're driving across the san mateo or dumbarton bridge, that would be a decent alternate. no problems there. on the peninsula, traffic does move well and san jose, we have had a light commute in the santa clara valley. let's go to steve. sal, it's going to be a mess getting into the city. so many things are going on. cubs are in town. lots of low clouds and fog. we have a ramp up of the fog bank. there's a low coming in making a strong push and lifts that fog up. there's a rip roaring sea
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breeze, and a bigger fog bank. some areas on the coast and near san francisco that always see the fog, but for some inland areas, it's been, well, it's been warm to hot. still be hot inland for a few, but most locations will be back into the 80s and we'll continue the cooling trend into sunday and put it in a holding pattern f. late afternoon and also reno, good thunderstorm activity there. and southern california dealing with rain. look at that heavy in palm springs, things lighting up down there. san diego, heading down to delmar where the turf meets the surf and even los angeles, lax reported rain this morning. 50s on the temps. much cooler here and also the key is that that westerly breeze. when it gets up to 30, i hang my hat on that. that is a strong sign that it's going to be cooler all the way to sacramento and you can see
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it there 59 degrees. 50s and 60s up and down the coast, probably at best. coastal fog, cooler pattern ahead for everybody and even out to the valley as we head into the weekend, and that will probably just keep it on sunday. breezy, cooler after that morning overcast. some slow to burn off. not as warm as we saw the past couple days. still hot in clear lake. 85 concord. walnut creek, danville. low 90s antioch, but berkeley, alameda, all 60s. santa cruz, 72, there's a lot of fog on the coast, 50s, 60s there. 70s on the peninsula. looks like a cooler a pattern into your weekend and early next week. pamela. >> thank you steven. 7:41 is the time, an east bay mother got a frightening phone call from her 13-year-old daughter. >> she called me. she said mommy, there's two guys in the backyard trying to get in the house. coming up in 15 minutes, the quick action by that teenager that stops a crime in
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progress. moving ahead to the bay bridge, the special new materials, crews are using to make sure the bridge is safe. and a big show of support for an oakland city council woman under fire.
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welcome back, to mornings on 2. taking a live look at the big board, the dow jones down almost 90 points this morning. 15464. nasdaq and s&p 500 following suit. disappointing earnings coming in from amazon and zynga. local names there, too. starbucks reports best quarter ever they say, and is that stacks up $5 a share right now. smart phones continue to grow
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in popularity. shipments hit $230 million during the second quarter. that's up 47% from the same time last year. samsung had 1/3 of all smart phone sales with 76 million, apple comes in second with 31 million. that was just 14% of the total market share and that's the lowest percentage apple had since 2010. demand for that chrome cast gadget we were telling you about, more than google or amazon had expected. amazon says it has a three week delay for people who or -- who ordered the advice. googles original offer gave buyers the chrome cast device for free. three months net flex but google ran out of nexflix promotional codes hours after it bent on sale. the oakland city council decided not to sen sure did he seeley brooks. the council held a special
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hearing that lasted late into the night a lot of people showed up and spoke up in favor of council member brooks. six council members voted not to censure brooks. two abstained from voting. the council member allegedly broke city rules while building rec centers in east oakland. we're hearing from one of the women who says she received sex messages from anthony weiner. >> he's saying one thing to me, another thing to his wife, saying another thing on the campaign trail. i don't know who the real anthony weiner is i guess. >> that's sydney leathers, she told the tv show inside edition about her relationship with weiner who is running for mayor new york. he contacted weiner in 1997 because she 2011 because she was a fan. and her six month online
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relationship fizzled, weiner became more controlling. two people are recovering after being shot and wounded on a los angeles county freeway. this happened about 9:00 last night on the 91 freeway in bell flower. the chp says two cars crashed into each other and two men from one car got out and shot two people in the other car. the gunman then got into a third car and drove away. that shooting shut down the freeways westbound side, but lanes started to reopen about 2 hours later. another jurorring in the george zimmerman trial in florida has come -- juror in the george zimmerman trial in florida has come forward and said zimmerman got away with murder. >> i fell on my knees, i was screaming and crying and i kept saying to myself, i feel like i killed him. >> the juror says shelfs like she let -- she feels like she let trayvon martin's parents down and struggles with the verdict and the public out cry and said the jurors could not
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find enough evidence under florida law to convict the neighborhood watch volunteer. east palo alto's police chief says the trayvon martin case is a teachable moment, especially for young people. chief ronald davis has been spending the summer talking with young people about racial profiling. he says the shooting of trayvon martin in florida has led to important discussions about race here in the bay area. >> it's sad because you see yourself and your friends, if that was my friend. >> they're looking that in depth at the problem, they're looking for answers answers and support. >> chief davis says he'll continue to have the talks throughout the summer. 7:48. a metal worker in vallejo recovering after his leg was caught under a 3000-pound bundle of tubing. it happened at the valley iron metal company. it took firefighters an hour to secure that metal tubing and rescue him. he was air lifted to a sacramento area hospital as a
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precaution, we're told he's in good condition. the occupational safety and health administration may inspect that area as soon as today. construction crews may be moving ahead with the so called quick fix for the eastern span of the bay bridge. ktvu has learned special materials designed to make sure the new bridge will be able to withstand a major earthquake will be ready early next month. now, this seismic safety material, they call it a chem will be used after the failure of a few dozen metal rods caused major safety concerns. there will be several safety reviews in the weeks ahead. this idea of using the shem's to open the bridge sooner is being vetted. no decision has been made if they can be used that way and no decisions on an opening date. it is still possible the bay bridge could open during the labor day weekend as originally planned. on the crews will spray for mosquitoes in east san jose to
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stop the spread of the west nile virus. it begins at 11:00 p.m. between landis avenue just east of interstate 680 to the foothills. about a dozen dead birds found in santa clara county have tested positive. a couple mosquitoes were also infected and the county says the fog like spray is not toxic to humans or pets. doctors are reporting six new human cases of west nile virus in california. five of them are in los angeles county. the 6th is in glen county in the central valley. the state's first infection of the year occurred in sacramento county. that man died but it's actually still unclear if he died from west nile or an underlying health problem. time now, 7:50. the gold state warriors getting ready to move across the bay, but why that move may be a lot more expensive than first thought. next, breaking news about the embattled former head of the ems, the new charges,
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we have breaking news out of france. prospects have announced dominique strauscon will be tried on charges of pimping. this caps off an investigation into sex parties by a man who's presidential hopes were dashed by a 2011 u.s. sex scandal. the french finance minister quit his post as head of the ims two years ago. he was accused of raping a maid in new york. a charge that was dropped. we're following breaking news out of russia. the u.s. is making a major concession in hopes of tracking down nsa leaker edward snowden. they just told the russian government that the justice department will not seek the death penalty to snowden if he's extradited back to the
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u.s. on espionage charges. a 13-year-old girl in hayward being credited with helping police arrest a suspected burglar who broke into her house. on wednesday the girl was babysitting her younger brother when she heard a noise. police say she realized someone was in the garage rummaging through the garage. her mother, who did not want to be on camera told us what happened next. >> she called me. she said mommy, there's two guys in the backyard, they're trying to get in the house. i told her call 911. and then i hung up and i called 911 and headed over here. >> police they got to the house in time toasty the two men leaving the backyard. -- to see the two men leaving the backyard. they arrested quinton braywood and they have the leads for the second man involved. the price for the golden state warriors is going up a lot. the team plans to build an
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arena on san francisco's water front and they found out fixing piers 30 and 32 is complicated. the cost is doubled to $120 million. the total price tag is about $1 billion including the shops and the housing across the street. we're getting closer to the 8:00 hour. let's check in with sal because boy, the friday morning commute definitely not light. >> no, it hasn't been. and one of the things, let me put this in here so i can actually hear you better, thank you very much, live television. you know, it hasn't been good, pam, dave, we have had slow traffic as you come up to the pay gates of the bay bridge toll plaza. this is because of an accident in the 6:00 hour that was there for about 45 minutes. things are recovering and i think today on this friday, it's going to recover quicker but never theless, still backed up -- never the less, still backed up. and part of the big rig truck is right but the other side is getting cleared up.
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you can see they're doing guardrail repair. this is on the ramp from 29 to eastbound 37. highway 37 nearby is actually moving okay and if you're driving into silicon valley today, the traffic has been nice in santa clara, san jose and sunnyvale. now let's go to sal. a lot of low clouds and fog. if you're watching us in southern california, yes, it's raining down south but for us, there's a lot of gray and are rip roaring strong delta breeze and it's going to cool down, some of the low clouds, fog, if you're heading to the jusin timberlake show at the candle stick, i would bundle up. that's my suggestion. probably layers would be a good idea. it's going to be windy and cold. inland temps a few are hot, but i think we saw the highest temps about two days ago. cooler pattern into the weekend. stronger gusts in the usually places. 50s and 60s coast and bay. 70s and 80s inland and a couple
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low 90s. time now 7:56. just 9 days until another possible b.a.r.t. strike, what's going to be talked about at an important meeting that starts 16 minutes from 4th of july in one hour from now, the city leaders will -- minutes from now, in one hour from now, city leaders will discuss safety. police are investigating an alleged rape of a woman at an apartment complex. we're live at the scene and tell you what appears to have started as a break-in and the latest on the investigation when mornings on 2 continues.
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. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. we'll check weather, traffic, steve's here to talk about the weather. >> a lot of fog, a fog bank out there. and some locations will cool down, 5, 10 degrees. others might take another day. for most, 60s, 70s and 80s. update on a busy traffic morning with sal. >> and right now, we are looking at the traffic that is still very busy here at bay bridge toll plaza because of earlier problems on the span itself. it's recovering, 30 minutes plus at the toll plaza. we have a problem in vallejo. they have towed away part of the overturned truck but the other part is still there. they are repairing the
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guardrail on the ramp from southbound 29 to eastbound 37. they are working fast and you can see they're doing the guardrail repair on the spot. more on this coming up. let's go back to the desk. thank you sal. we begin with breaking news we first reported at 5:30 this morning. a woman in santa clara is in the hospital, ktvu's january january -- janine de la vega is outside the apartment complex where the woman says she was attacked. >> reporter: crime technicians are on the scene where police say an alleged rape took place on the first floor apartment here at kiley boulevard and holmes sted rode. they are in the initial part of the investigation and the intruder may have entered through the back window. police got a 911 call that the woman had been sexually assaulted. she said she had been sleeping and woke up to find an unknown man over her bed. he held a box cutter to her
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throat and sexually assaulted her. their appears to be evidence of a broken screen on a back window and the intruder may have exited through the front door. the alleged attack has surprised neighbors. >> never thought anything like i was unsafe or couldn't come, had to watch my surroundings when walking home from parking on the street. >> reporter: now you feel like you do. >> yeah, toy. definitely have to make sure, that, you know, i keep a watchful eye coming in at night. >> reporter: police are on the scene collecting evidence. the victim is at a local hospital being evaluated to see if there's any injuries. the police also want to interview her again to confirm the information. they also plan on interviewing her roommate who was apparently sleeping at the time of this alleged attack. if we have anymore information, we'll bring it to you. right now, police say they have a very vague description of the suspect, so they're not releasing very specific details about that. but as far as we know, the
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suspect is still at large. reporting live from santa clara. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, a high speed chase just hours ago in martinez ended with crash on highway 4 that injured two people. chp officers tried to pull over a car for reckless driver shortly before 1:00. the driver took off, then crashed near el hombre avenue. a helicopter took one victim to the hospital in fairfield. the other went by ambulance to highland hospital in oakland. we do not have word on their conditions. time is 8:02. a man accused of using pepper spray to force his way into a house on fremont is on the loose this morning. police say the suspect rang the doorbell to the home on porter street and blake howell road yesterday evening. the woman says opened the door. he doused her with pepper spray and he got into a fight with a man in the house and shots were
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fired. the s.w.a.t team was called to the scene and the suspect escaped. no one in the home was seriously hurt. now, the suspect's described as a thin, 30-year-old latino man with a long bushy ponytail. a goatee and tattoos over both eyebrows,. happening today, an hour from right now, oakland city leaders hold a news conference. they're going to talk about the growing violent crime problem. it would be held in oakland's max well park neighborhood where a shocking crime happened earlier this week. paul chambers is out there right now with the latest on what's going on right now. >> we are in the community where the 66-year-old woman was shot and killed days ago. they're still honoring her in this community. you can see there's a picture of her and some flowers that a 66-year-old judy salamon: now as we said an hour from now,
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oakland city council members, she was shot and killed, just a few blocks from her home. salamon was picking up animals in the area for her pet sitting business. last night members of the community came together to show their support and honor judy salamon, including her family from southern california. >> we're just devastated. she's my only sister, and her mother, our mother died when judy was 17. and it has been a tough life for her. >> reporter: we're told salamon was working with the members of the community to bring private security to the area. members of this community and other parts of oakland are outraged by the number of killings and say salamon's death is just the final straw and they hope she didn't die in vain. >> i'm hoping if any good comes out of this, maybe people can really come together and do more neighborhood watch and get the patrol going in the area.
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>> reporter: salamon leaves behind her pet chihuahua echo. animal control must keep the dog at the shelter in case salamon's relatives want to claim her, but they will find a new home by the weekend if that doesn't happen. we come out live, an hour from now, city leaders and community leaders will meet here, and we'll be here for the meeting and we'll bring more to you coming up on our noon newscast. live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. leaders are looking for an alternative ambulance service. there are concerns rural metro won't be able to fulfill the contract. the company's ceo talked to officials about the company's financial problems. last week, the company confirmed that it did miss a bond payment. a bay area credit union is replacing thousands of debit cards after raley's super market chain was hit by a cyber attack. now, the press democrat reports redwood credit union has
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reissued more than 18,000 debit cards. redwood took action on behalf of customers who shop at raley's bell air and nob hill stores. creditors have said there have been 200 cases of fraud involving its card holders at the stores. time is 8:05. now to our continuing coverage of labor talks between b.a.r.t. and its unions. now we're 9 days away from another potential strike on august 4th. negotiations in the b.a.r.t. labor talks are due to resume in just about an hour from right now. but there are growing concerns they won't be able to reach a deal before the august 4th august 4th deadline. transit leaders are looking into hiring charter buses for commuters. it would take 8000 buses to carry the passengers that b.a.r.t. normally carries every day. now, today is your last chance to get a look at the new cars that b.a.r.t. wants to buy. b.a.r.t. says it expects to have another
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100,000 riders a day on the system in the next ten years. the new cars have fewer seats and lots more room for riders to stand up in. there's also three doors on each side of the car and more people can get on and off quickly. this mock up of the new cars is on display at the mcarthur b.a.r.t. station. 8:06 is the time. back over to sal to check in. hopefully the commute is getting a little bit better since some of these big problems are kind of clearing up. >> yeah, they are, it is getting a little better, pam, dave, good morning, the traffic is still slow, though, we're going to start off again at the toll plaza. it is much worse than it normally should be for a friday. usually we would have a light commute. we had an accident in the 6:00 hour. it blocked two lanes and the traffic is still backing up, recovering from what was a huge closure on the bridge. vallejo on 29 ramp to eastbound 37, you see they're fixing the guardrail after an earlier truck accident. it's fascinating to watch them
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work so quickly. they put the guardrail up in no time. but the ramp is still closed. it's going to be closed for a while. 29 to eastbound 37. all right. that's southbound 29 i should say to eastbound 37. 580 westbound, liver more to caster valley looks good. no problems between hayward and union city. 238 to mowry, less than 20 minutes. and south bay, and northbound 101 a little slow at interchange. 8:07. let's go to steve. twitter nation alive and well this morning. good weather information and funny comments. we have a much stronger fog bank. when that breeze kicks in and boy is it ever, there's a much much stronger fog bank. a little lull coming in, lifting everything. so the fog bank, instead of being down a deck or covering the bridges has flown over for some and if you don't have the fog and it's sunny, you probably notice a westerly breeze in place. you can see there's plenty to go around. only going to continue to ramp up here.
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lots going on. let's take a journey here. big time thunderstorm activity. tahoe, truckee and reno, 2 to 6 it lit up. this morning, rain in southern california toward palm springs. my goodness to san diego and also los angeles, wrapping back around toward bakersfield and san joaquin valley. and a tropical storm, 50 miles per hour. and it is heading towards the hawaiian islands, if it arrives, it would be around monday or tuesday. it is expected to weaken but a lot of people travel there. i thought i would give a heads up, keep an eye on things, it won't be this weekend. 50s, low 60s. tropical clouds in southern california, not taking aim at us, and south of tahoe, high pressure losing the grip as the low comes in. that's going to give a rather strong cooling trend, even up to clear lake where chloe and i have been bantering back and forth. we're going 99. it will be cooler tomorrow, 74
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vallejo. crockett. 68 richmond, same for oakland. upper 80s pittsburgh. local 90s for some. danville 85. 79 san jose. 80s santa clara valley. not bad for the gilroy garlic festival. 50s and 60s on the coast for san francisco. 70s on the coast for the peninsula. and things stay there. time now just about 8:10. a boycott involving bars across the country and in the bay area, why stoli vodka is the target of a nationwide protest. and plus these are live pictures, the lincoln memorial of washington d.c., there's an investigation happening there, what happened overnight, that closed the memorial to visitors. but next, disturbing new details about the train conductor behind the wheel of the deadly crash in spain. the facebook posts that investigators are focusing on now. look at 'em.
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. a lot of low clouds, fog, we see sunshine. and we see the fog retreat back to the coast and cool and windy by parts of the coast. a busy road to the sierra, should be back to normal today after a mud slide. look at this. summer rain storms caused this mess. it shut down part of interstate 80 yesterday afternoon. a half foot of mud and debris covered the westbound lanes in nevada county, west of the california and nevada border. those lanes opened up again late last night.
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new information about spain's worst train disaster in decades. the investigation now focusing on the train's engineer. now considered a suspect. investigators say surveillance video here shows, suggests the train was going twice the speed limit when it crashed wednesday. authorities now say 78 people were killed including one american. the train's engineer is still in the hospital. there are reports he posted a facebook picture of a train's prompt last year and bragged about -- speedometer last year and bragged about going 125 miles per hour. the ntsb has new information about the southwest airlines jet that had its nose gear collapse when it landed in new york earlier this week. the video shows sparks flying as the plane skidded down the runway at la guardia airport. now, investigators say it now looks, you can see it, it appears the nose gear hit the runway before the mainlanding
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gear. that's the opposite of what is supposed to happen during a normal landing. we are following new developments in washington d.c. where the lincoln memorial was vandalized overnight. kyla campbell is live in washington d.c. to tell us what police found on the famous statute. >> reporter: u.s. park police tell me right now there is no suspect, no one is in custody, but they do continue to review that surveillance video that was captured overnight. take a look for yourself at the green paint splattered on the statute of ncoln. it was discovered just around 1:00 local time by a security guard. these preservation crews you see here have been working for hours. they tell me they are using nontoxic citrus based to remove the paint and not disturb the memorial. we are all blocked off from the chamber, and the u.s. park workers tell me they're
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disgusted by this vandalism. >> you know, it's obviously disappointing someone would disrespect something for the public. >> this is such a national treasure that permanent damage would have just been devastating. >> reporter: the spokeswoman says that they hope to have the chamber open to tourists at some point today but right now there is no guaranteed timetable as to when that could happen. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. the next round of across the board government spending cuts could take a heavy toll on the u.s. economy. these latest cuts known as sequestration begin next week. a new study finds they could cost as many as 1.6 million jobs across the country. sequestration affects everything from the u.s. military to unemployment benefits. new this morning, the time is 8:16, in just the past 30 minutes, the cleveland ohio man charged with holding three
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women captive for almost a decade, just accepted a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. in exchange, ariel castro would be getting life without parole plus 1000 years in prison. he came to court about an hour ago. now, he faces 977 charges including kidnapping, rape and sexual abuse. the three women disappear between 2002 and 2004. they escaped from castro's house two months ago. nestled this morning of photos appears to show former nfl star aaron hernandez holding a gun the very night his friend was murdered. authorities say the surveillance photos were recorded hours before and minutes after odin lloyd was shot to death. these photos were taken in hernandez's home by his own surveillance system. the former tight end for the patriots has pleaded not guilty. an associate of hernandez, who prosecutors say was at the murder scene, well he's due in
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court later today. happening right now, pope francis continues his historic visit to brazil. i'm going to take you there live this morning where you can see the huge crowds as it has been throughout his whole visit. a million and a half people attended his mass in rio yesterday. there's a live look this morning right now. a few minutes we stood at the balcony of a brazilian palace over looking the crowd. the pope met with religious leaders and after wards he will sit down for the traditional lunch with the young people of all the continent. attendance for world youth day celebrations could reach a couple million spectators. we know what caused the massive wildfire earlier this month in southern california. investigators say the idyllwild fire was caused by an electrical equipment failure on private property. that fire in riverside county started on july 15th and forced the evacuation of several thousands people living near
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the palm springs area. the fire burned more than 27,000 acres and destroyed 23 structures, including 7 homes. firefighters in contra costa county are making sure a grass fire does not flare up. yesterday it burned 120 acres of open fields at the former  naval weapons station on nickels road in bay point. firefighters dealt with 30 miles per hour winds out there. part of port chicago highway was shut down and employees at a nearby chemical plant were ordered to stay inside. no word on what caused the fire but investigators say past fires came from the brakes of trains rolling through the area. time is 8:19. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg preparing to take another political stand. next month zuckerberg will speak at the west coast premier of a movie about undocumented immigrants in america. the movie's called documenting. it will be shown next monday in
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san francisco. zuckerberg's speech is a sign of silicon valley's interest in immigration reform. big events on both sides of the bay tonight could make driving and parking in some cases impossible. thousands of people will be headed to the jay-z justin timberlake concert at the candle stick park. and a giants game at at&t park. in the east bay, there's an oakland a's game and pam, there's a concert at the greek theater. >> at the greek theater. it's going to be crowded everywhere. >> a lot of people. >> hard to get around everywhere. 8:20 is the time. more and more couples are holding off on marriage, the reason people seem to be waiting longer to tie the knot. and look out the window, this is what the weather looks like this morning, starting to cool down in the bay area. meteorologist steve paulson will tell you what the temperatures will be this weekend. good morning, traffic is moving well on the golden gate bridge, a little bit of fog in southern marin county.
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♪ ♪ welcome back, time is 8:53. nationwide, fewer couples are getting married and those that do are waiting longer to do it. the marriage rate is the lowest in more than a surgery. since 1970 the rate has dropped almost 60% and the average age for a woman getting matter for the first time is now 27 years
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old. the highest it's been in over a century. >> i always thought i would be married and have kids by the time i was 25 when i was younger i thought that. so it was just a matter of finding the right person. >> researchers say more people are choosing to stay single or live together without getting married. they say couples with less secure jobs tend to hold out on getting married. many bars across the country are joining a boycott over russian vodkas. bartenders in the castro district say they are getting requests for anything but stoli. sporters say it's a protest against the antigay movement in russia. stoli is the most popular vodka in america. >> the owner called me and said we're taking down the stowlies. >> other bartenders say they are targeting a company, not russian leaders and the stoli web site has a letter from the
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ceo saying the company opposes the actions of the russian government and supports the lgbt community. time is 8:24. sal, can you help the folks around the toll plaza yet. >> we're trying to a little bit, dave. it has been pretty slow there. we have had a problem in vallejo which has affected people. the toll plaza still slow trying to get into san francisco. we're seeing improvement here from what it was earlier, but still kind of a mess. this is because of an accident in the 8:00 hour. vallejo on the ramp from southbound 29 to eastbound 37, that is closed. this is because of an earlier truck accident here. right now you can see caltrans crews trying to rebuild the ramp. it looks like our crew has moved and there is a different picture of that truck on the side. so it is going to be a while. this ramp is still closed. moving along to other things, is this it? i only have two. let's go to the maps there, ken. our director. this is a look at 101 and 280
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northbound. the traffic is looking good i think into silicon valley. we have had a very nice morning, counter balancing what we've had in the east bay, don't you think steve at 8:25. i think so sal, yes. appreciate it. low clouds around and pretty good sea breeze. some locations already in the 60s but i tell you it's going to be a much cooler pattern when you get gusts 30 miles per hour out of the south, southwest. antioch 66. i did see 70 in brentwood. it's going to be a cool day for many on the coast and also southern california, by the way, dealing with rain. in fact, it's raining in palm springs. last partly sunny. they had rain earlier around san diego and tropical storm flossy headed toward the hawaiian islands and does not expect to reach hurricane strength. if it does do anything, it wouldn't be until monday, tuesday next week. that's a big fog bank, misty cold for some. sunny and warm inland, not nearly as warm as it was a couple days ago and soft 90s as
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we say. 80s for many and areas 99 and a hundred a couple days ago. and cooler into the weekend, probably into early next week as well. time is 8:26. we have new information on the deadly asiana plane crash at sfo the potentially hazardous cargo that emergency responders did not know was on board flight 214. i'm live at the gilroy garlic festival. the gates are about to open in an hour and a half and after the break, i'll be live with the queen. and as sal's been mentioning the traffic has not been light on friday. we'll tell you when the onramp is opening back on vallejo when mornings on 2 counts. counts -- continues.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. we have been following two breaking news stories involving the friday morning commute, the traffic on the bay bridge, worse than normal. sal joins us from the traffic center with current problems on the road. the bridge problem is still with us, unfortunately. the crash happened in the 6:00 hour. but the back up is still there and just because it is friday and it's a little bit lighter volume, we are seeing improvement but still about a 20 to 25 minute delay at the toll plaza. this happened because of a crash that took away two lanes in the 6:00 hour with an injury crash. as i mentioned, the crash is gone, but the traffic is still backed up. meanwhile, overturned big rig in vallejo caused parts of solano county traffic not to be good.
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brian flores is on an an ramp where workers are cleaning up the mess. good morning brian. >> reporter: good morning sal. we like to look at the silver lining on a friday mess of a commute this morning, as you can see, though, still quite a mess on the southbound 29 eastbound 37 onramp: you can see crews there trying to get this overturned big rig. at least a trailer portion off of the side of the road there. and caltrans crews are working to fix the guardrail. they're working as fast as they can, quickly to get commuters to use this of ramp here in vallejo. at 4:10 this morning, the driver of the big rig was going onto the onramp and perhaps took the onramp a little too fast. it overturned and it's been closed since then. the driver had minor lacerations to his head and complained of chest pain as a result of the seat belt and impact. drugs and alcohol were not factors in this accident. he was taken to kizer hospital in vallejo where he is expected to be okay. >> we're not sure what's inside of the trailer. the driver wasn't aware what he
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was transporting as well. we didn't want to open it because things may have been jostled, turned around in there, and we didn't want it spilling out whatever it was. we weren't able to get into the cab as of yet to find the transportation log as well. >> reporter: now, caltrans crews were also pouring some absorbent onto the roadways to absorb some of the small of oil and on the road. in terms of traffic, southbound 29, eastbound 37 onramp closed until further notice. traffic is being detoured on the surface streets and if you want to get back on eastbound 37. head south on sonoma boulevard, then make a u turn and head back onto the onramp to head back on eastbound 37. as we take it back out here live, you can see the traffic heading southbound on 29. the traffic so far has not been so bad, i have to say, more of just an inconvenience for a lot of drivers and in terms of the onramp, at least now we're hearing from caltrans is at 2
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this afternoon: live in vallejo, brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. a story you'll see only on 2, ktvu has learned that passengers and emergency responders faced another possible threat after asiana flight 214 crashed at sfo. one source tells ktvu at least 45 pounds of yellow phosphorous was in the cargo bay of the jet. phosphorous can quickly react with oxygen and catch fire at temperatures 10 degrees above room temperature. >> we dealt with an engine fire and developed into what you saw during the incident. good phosphorous if it was there lead to worsening conditions, absolutely, but to my knowledge, we never saw indications of that. >> now, the ntsb sent an e-mail saying the shipment was actually yellow phosphor which is not classified as a hazardous material and they add that they don't know where the chemical was going, who was
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sending it or if any of it was actually exposed. police in oakland getting ready for more possible protests this weekend. there was violence and vandalism in downtown oakland hours after the not guilty verdict in the george zimmerman case in florida. oakland's acting police chief vows to do everything possible to keep the peace this weekend. next week the oakland city council will consider a proposal to ban the tools of violence from future protests. that ordinance would make it a crime to carry hammers, clubs, wrenches and other potentially destructive items. a shocking admission from a jury member of the jury that acquitted george zimmerman. >> george zimmerman got away with murder. >> coming up for you at 8:45, the reason she's now changing her position. new this morning, police are investigating a crash involving a taxi cab and an suv in san francisco. it happened at about 10:40 last night on gulf and oak streets.
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three people were in the cab. one person was in the suv. police say all people involved are expected to survive. >> there is a big clean up ahead for a pizza restaurant in nava doe tahoe after a car slammed through the front door. it happened at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the pizzeria on south navado boulevard. 60 kids and adults set to attend a benefit dinner fortunately had not arrived for the event. three people in the car did suffer minor injuries. police are looking another driver in attention or possible mechanical problems as the case. event organizers were able to move the fundraiser to a new location. time is 8:35. the same law firm that sued pg&e over the san bruno pipeline disaster will take on the chevron richmond refinery fire. that fire sent toxic smoke into the air in august. 15,000 people sought medical treatment. now the city of richmond has hired a burling game law firm to seek damages from that fire.
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chevron says the city's decision to sue doesn't change the company's commitment to economic development in richmond. a former uc davis police officer involved in a pepper spraying incident two years ago is now seeking workers' compensation for psychiatric distress. john pike says he received several threat after being identified as that officer who pepper sprayed protesters on the ground in 2011. pike was fired last year after an investigation. his case is scheduled to be heard in sacramento next month. construction crews may be moving forward with a so called quick fix for the new eastern span of the bay bridge. ktvu news has learned that special materials designed to make sure it can withstand an earthquake will be tested next month. this material will be used after the failure of a few dozen metal rods caused major safety concerns. however, there will be a number
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of safety reviews in the weeks ahead. this idea of using the shem's to open the bridge sooner is being vetted. no decisions have been made as to whether or not they can be used that way and no decisions have been made on a new opening date. >> it's still possible they could open during labor day weekend as planned. happening today, gilroy preparing to start a garlic party. the gilroy garlic festival starts in less than 90 minutes from now. ktvu's katie utehs is live among the bulbs and the cloves on gourmet alley. they have been cooking all morning and you have been right there. >> reporter: we are right next to the flames a hundred thousand people are going to come out to gilroy this weekend for the garlic festival, they are going to see lots of people and someone who is eager to try the garlic is queen olivia. tell me how eager are you to chomp into this. >> i'm excited. this is a brand new dish this year. hopefully a new favorite.
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>> reporter: for the 30th 30th anniversary, we have freuded calamari. let's give it a -- fried calamari. let's give it a taste. it is so life changing. >> this calamari changes your whole life. you have to eat this and show up at garlic festival. >> reporter: what better advertisement than crazy george, a bay area favorite, and we have just tonsover garlic, tons of enter -- tons of garlic, tons of entertainment. they have a jam packed weekend, we are going to have buckets of garlic, and say hello to crazy george. gates open at 10. >> show up or i slash your tires. >> reporter: i don't know about that crazy george, katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. i see where he got his name and why he's the festival queen, i guess there.
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>> did a great job. thank you. time is now 8:38. sal is back, you've been doing a great job getting people around all the commute problems we've had this morning. >> i'm going crazy, too, i just don't look it like that gentleman there. >> put the drum down, sal. >> just don't scream. >> i won't. >> good morning everybody, let's go outside and take a look at some of these pictures. we're seeing some improvement at the bay bridge. backed up still for 20 minutes and on a friday it shouldn't be this way or it isn't this way on a friday, but this morning we had a crash in the 6:00 hour that took away a couple of lanes from the bridge. it's still recovering and that's what happens when there's a crash on the bridge. interstate 880 north and southbound, that looks the way it should on a friday. lighter than usual passing coliseum, and it has been nice and light on 101 and 280 and haven't had a lot of slow traffic. it's 8:39. let's go to steve. a much more pronounced fog bank and bigger sea breeze, in
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fact gusts to 36 at travis, and 30 at port chicago out of the west and southwest. cooler weather will make it to the sacramento valley. and temperatures some areas already in the uh-huh -- in the upper 60s to near 70. and there's a lot of low clouds here. tropical clouds in the sierra nevada put on a good show last night, and yesterday afternoon, 2:00 until 6:00. thunderstorms have calmed down. it looks like the next band will stay south of tahoe, there's rain in southern california. raining in palm springs. 83 degrees and some rain has been heading back toward san diego, los angeles in between bands and it's starting to get closer again. there's a lot going on down there. it wraps back around toward the san joaquin valley and not for us. and wind 50 miles per hour, and the cone or the path of that cone takes you right toward the hawaiian islands, it's expected to weaken by sunday, if it's worth noting, monday and
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tuesday, 50 miles per hour winds right now. 60s on some of the temps but a lot of 50s. a cooler pattern in place and that's the key. 29 gusts to 36. concord west, northwest almost for everybody. due south at santa rosa. 90 in las vegas. there's that 83 in palm springs. 60s and a lot of cloud cover up and down the coast. 59 tahoe, 70 in reno. looks like the rain has moved north. muggy up there. coastal fog for us and the base is lifted way up there. that continues to do so. up to clear lake, and vacaville, a cooler pattern. still though, upper 90s. if you're way in there, and but a lot of 60s and 70s or low 80s for in many locations are near 100 a couple days ago. and low 80s and 90s. and there's that westerly breeze behind it supporting it. 90 or 91, i don't know if it will last too long. i think we keep it there on sunday and not much change into early next week.
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8:41 the time. an east bay mother gets a frightening call from her 13- year-old daughter. she called me, she said mommy, there's two guys in the backyard. they're trying to get in the house. >> coming up in 15 minutes, the quick action taken by that teenage girl that stopped a crime in progress. plus, a remote control milestone, the nasa experiment involving a robot in mountain view and a scientist on the international space station. we're live in santa clara, where police are on the scene investigating an alleged break- in and sexual assault on a woman at her apartment complex. police just spoke to us. we'll tell you what they had to say.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. it's 8:45. a live look at the big board, dow jones down 117, 116 points right there. about 3/4 of a percent, the nasdaq and s&p down about a 12%. dow and s&p have posted record days and analysts are calling this a breather, taking a breather, maybe some profit taking going on with some earnings reports that have been coming in. some of them mixed. starbucks reporting a great quarter and that's up about $5
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a share yesterday. toyota holding onto its title as king of the car makers, the japanese car company sold 49 millions cars this year and down from last year and toyota blames most of the it say on a boycott in china. >> time is 8:45. bringing you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. in just a couple minutes, oakland city leaders will hold a news conference right here about the city's growing violent crime problem. it's going to be held in the max well park neighborhood, where a popular dog walker was shot and killed in broad daylight earlier this week. negotiations in that barred labor dispute is set to resume at 9:00 and a couple minutes from now, growing concerns the two sides will not be able to reach a deal before the august 4 august 4th strike deadline. and the breaking news we've been following for you all morning, a woman in santa clara says a stranger attacked her while she was sleeping in her
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home this morning. investigators have been at the scene since 4:00 this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega just left the police news conference a couple minutes ago. what did they say. >> they didn't have much to say. they're still staying tight lipped. initially we were told that weapons were allegedly used in this crime and there was forced entry at the apartment complex that's on homestead road, but the police spokesperson told us they are reinterviewing the woman to confirm details. they are still here looking for evidence of the crime. officers were called to the apartment complex on homestead near kiley boulevard at 4:00 a.m. after a woman called 911 to report her roommate had been sexually assaulted. police arrived and said the woman who was in her 20s told police that she woke up and found a strange man hovering over her. officers say that she told them that he put a box cutter to her throat and then after that he assaulted her. detectives said that she only got a vague description of the suspect, so police are not releasing that information. the woman was taken to the
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local hospital. a police spokesperson says that while that information was initially released by police, they're still trying to investigate and confirm that a crime happened. >> we tread lightly on all these sexual assault cases. we're going to talk to everybody involved. any witnesses, and then a lot of the evidence going on, we'll take all of those details and put them together. >> reporter: one of the details police told us earlier was that it appeared there was forced entry into the first floor apartment. they thought that the intruder may have entered through a back window and exited through the front door. but as of now, there is no active search for a suspect. if we have any sort of update, we'll give that to you at noon. reporting live from santa clara. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, prosecutors in france have just announced former international head, dominique strauss-kahn
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will be tried on charges of pimping. sex parties attending by a man who's hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 u.s. sex scandal. the finance minister quit his post as head of the ims two years ago, accused of raping a maid in new york, a charge that was later dropped. and we're following breaking news involving u.s. and russia relations. the obama administration is making a major concession in hopes of tracking down nsa leaker edward snowden. attorney general eric holder is telling the russian government that the justice department will not seek the death penalty against snowden if he is extradited back to the u.s. on espionage charges. time now 8:49, another juror in the george zimmerman trial in florida has come forward and she says zimmerman got away with murder. i literally fell on my knees and broke down. my husband was holding me. i was screaming and crying and i said kept saying to myself, i
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feel like i killed him. >> the juror says shelfs like she let trayvon martin's parents down and struggles with the verdict and the public outcry that follows and also says the jurors couldn't find enough evidence under florida law to convict the neighborhood watch volunteer. time is 8:49. police in santa cruz looking for the vandals that spray painted death threats to police officers, police say the names of several officers were sprayed on the murals at bay view elementary school, along with the threats, and investigators think gang members are behind it. the murals are made by graduating 4th grade classes as part of an annual tradition. there's a fall out banning people from sleeping in their cars in palo alto. critics worried the ordinance might cause some homeless people to migrate and move further south along the peninsula. this morning, nasa is using
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a special remote control to test out its reach from space. right now an astronaut on the international space station is controlling a robert at the nasa aims research center in mown vain view. two hours ago, the programs manager joined us live on ktvu talking about the project and what it could mean for the future. >> we're trying to understand how we can enable astronauts to do work far beyond being inside a spacecraft, in particular how we can use remotely operated robots to do work on earth or perhaps in the future on the moon or mars. >> the program's project manager says the tasks will simulate a possible future mission to the moon. and he also talked about how it could be used to help doctors in one city. >> one coast to another. >> fantastic. it's fascinating. 8:51. an industrial accident in
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vacaville, what happened when a 3000-pound bundle of metal fell on a worker. the commute has been up and down and we see slowing on 237 westbound as you drive towards sunnyvale.
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welcome back to mornings on 2. it's 8:54. a metal worker in vallejo is recovering this morning after his leg was caught under a 3000-
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pound bundle of tubing. the accident happened at 5 yesterday evening at the valley iron metal company. it took firefighters nearly an hour to secure the metal and free him. he was air lifted to a sacramento area hospital as a precaution and he is reported in good condition. the autopsial safety and health -- occupational safety and health administration could inspect the scene as early as today. a natural gas rig in the gulf of mexico has to be secured after it caught fire earlier this week. the blow out occurred when workers hit an unexpected pocket of gas. now, however, because of natural gas, the incident is expected to have limited environmental impact unlike of course the bp gulf oil spill. time is 8:55. a quick thinking 13-year-old girl helped catch a suspected burglar. she was babysitting her younger brother when she heard a strange noise. police say she looked out a window and saw a man's reflection. >> heard some kind of ransacking in the garage area.
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at that point she grabbed her little brother and went to the back bedroom. >> i'm proud of her. i'm proud of her, you know, she took care of her brother. >> the girl also called her mother who called 911. police say they got there about 20 seconds after they were notified. they saw two men leaving the backyard and they arrested 22- year-old quinton braithwaite. a bay area lawmaker is rallying support for a college in san francisco losing students and facing closure. he joined the board of trustees president yesterday and said students should keep enrolling in classes while the school tries to keep its accreditation. it has dropped in enrollment, and says it will lose accreditation if it does not change the way it runs things. the debate over san francisco's health care plan is sparking up again. the group that worked out details of the city's healthy
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san francisco program, the council will start meeting next week and the hope is that it will work out how healthy san francisco will work under the federal affordable care act that goes into effect next year,. auto racing fans are getting ready for action, this weekend at the sonoma raceway. just like that, the nhra mellow yellow drag racing series starts today, goes through sunday. sonoma raceway is known as one of the best tracks for the event and by the way, tickets are still available. >> nice. >> another thing, though, that could affect traffic in the bay area this weekend. yet another activity. it's going to be busy. lots to do sal. >> we have a lot to do, giants, a's, a concert at candle stick and greek and the drag racing at seres point, keep that in mind. this is a look at the bay bridge. it is recovering finally after that crash this the 6:00 hour. 880 northbound looks good in oakland and if you're driving
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from liver more to caster valley, that is a nice drive. let's go to steve. >> thank you sal. a lot of low clouds, a cooler pattern right into the weekend. inland temps in vacaville, clear lake, you will cool down and sunday we keep it there. a cooler pattern for a while. >> everybody wants it cooler. >> most bill. >> that's our report for this morning. thanks for making ktvu your choice for news. >> watch the channel 2 news at noon for more on the kick off of the gilroy garlic festival. we're always here for you online. have a great weekend. thanks for watching. everybody.
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