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flooding, even mudslides in tiburon this morning after some very heavy rain here overnight. we'll show you some of the damage in the area and tell you why the town is not out of the woods just yet. we're getting some new news about the santa cruz mountains. all of the lanes are open
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northbound and apparently we're just moments away from southbound lanes reopening after tree and power lines came down on highway 17. should lock him up and throw the key away. >> we're faring from a bay area man with family ties to the deadly hostage standoff in sydney, australia. >> reporter: we're live in pittsburg, where the city council has lifted a ban on electronic billboards along highway 4. why some say the revenue may be a payoff over the possibility of distracted driving. "mornings on 2" starts now. we're live in tiburon where more overnight rain has caused serious problems for homeowners and businesses. alex savidge has been looking at the damage caused by a mudslide and coming up in minutes, what crews are telling him about this mess. you are looking at live
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pictures right now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve paulson knows everything. and you say this evening? >> later this afternoon and evening. what happened in southern marin county was one for the record books. tiburon, larkspur, sausalito, coming in about 3.50 to 4 inches. the rainfall rates, 1.28 fell in 20 minutes in sausalito. thankfully, things have calmed down but there's not going to be much of a break. we do get cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. there's a little bit of patchy fog out there. but right here, our next system, that's going to give some cope peepious amounts of rain that -- copious amounts of rain that will come in. san anselmo has had 17 inches of rain this month. you start picking up another inch and a half to 2 and i think we have to keep an eye on things. the system will be in later this afternoon.
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40s and 50s on the temps. kind of cold. this will give us rain tonight and into wednesday morning. then things should start to calm down. clouds, showers here in the morning. we'll cloud it up pretty fast. rain returns by this evening. 50s to very low 60s. i know highway 17 has been a tough one. any improvement? we just got word that monterey chp said they will be reopening the southbound lanes any moment now. northbound lanes are reopened and brian flores is at the scene. he will have an update for us coming up in just a moment. let's get to the other traffic in the bay. bay bridge toll plaza backed up out to the macarthur maze. it's about a 25 to 30-minute delay getting into san francisco. san mateo bridge moderately heavy, you can see and the lights just went off there. san mateo bridge is moderate. no problems on the peninsula as you drive over to 101. it's been a little bit heavy. it's not too bad. again, this is the closure location highway 17 in
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glenwood. southbound closed. northbound was closed for a time as a tree came down. let's go to ktvu reporter brian flores who was there on highway 17 and brian, i guess you heard they are gonna be reopening this soon. right? >> reporter: they are, sal. actually, we have to do this quickly. we're being told to get out of the road. all southbound lanes will be open here. all lanes are now open on highway 17 from the street, roughly before 5:00 this morning, that's good the news. crews had remove the tree and get out the power lines. but the good news, all lanes open here on highway 17. dave and tori, back to you. >> all right. we'll check in shortly, let you get out of the way. we continue our stormwatch coverage in tiburon where the rain overnight caused major flooding and also a mudslide. alex savidge is live at tiburon city hall why more on why the problems could get worse in about an hour from now. alex? >> reporter: yeah, tori, good
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morning. tiburon got hit with a massive amount of rain early this morning. all of it came rushing down from the hills and filled up this marsh here in the downtown area. you can see the flow of water. city crews came in, put in some sandbags but it wasn't enough to stop the flooding. all of that water filled up the parking lot. this parking lot is on the back side of tiburon city hall. let me show you video. what this looked like when we first got here early this morning. this is town hall right next to the library on tiburon in the downtown area. according to firefighter, they had about a foot and a half of water. it was just a huge downpour just after midnight in this area and it really just overwhelmed the system. some -- some of that water flowed across tiburon boulevard and into a salon and nursery. i'm told the damage there was minimal. i talked with a battalion chief trying to deal with all of this rushing water. he talked to me about what the problem is they see in the
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area. >> there's a marsh behind town hall in downtown. typically it drains naturally. but with the amount of rainfall from 11:30 on last night, it's just overwhelmed. >> reporter: and there were a number of issues here in tiburon. this is a mudslide we saw. we got video early this morning. this is behind a home up on a very steep hillside not far away from here. all of that rain caused the hillside to give way. part of it came crashing down. mud and debris rushed down into at least three homes in the area. firefighters say they will be assessing the damage later on today. meantime, as we bring you back out here live, the water continuing to flow and tori, the real concern is they don't have high tide until about 8:00 this morning. an hour or so from now. they feel like they are not out of the woods even though the water is receding in this area right now. >> we'll check back in an hour and see what the situation is like then. thank you. 7:06. well, if you will be flying out
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of sfo, expect more flight cancellations and delays today due to the weather. this is a live look at the airport right now. sfo tells us there are 48 cancellations so far today due to the weather. they are also expecting delays up to two hours, almost three hours from 8:00 this morning until 11:00 tonight. they say exactly two hours and 43 minutes if you want to be specific. yesterday, 145 flights were canceled. last thursday, 250 flights at sfo were canceled due to all of that heavy rain and very strong winds. no major delays are reported, at least so far at oakland or san jose airport. 7:07. a pittsburg high school student was arrested during class on suspicion of killing one man and shooting two others. shootings happened late sunday night at the meadows mobile home community near highway 4. the 17-year-old opened fire on three men outside of a party. police say he was not a guest at the party or even associated
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with any of the people there. the man who was killed has not yet been identified. police say the two other men who were shot, they are expected to survive. pittsburg has lifted a ban on electronic billboards along highway 4. katie utehs is live in pittsburg with more on the concern some people have about the billboards. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. traffic along highway 4 is pretty congested this morning. you can see why advertisers would like the boards in this location. however, distracted driving is a concern. the payoff appears to sway people's opinions. the billboards could bring in $10000,000 in -- $100,000 in revenue. we're showing you the bay bridge billboard as an example of what could be installed here in the pittsburg area. there are some specific restrictions for the highway 4 signage. signs could not be more than 55
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feet tall and there will be restrictions on how bright the signs can be. only static images that remain on the screen for eight seconds are allowed and distracting drivers tends to be the first concern as we mentioned. >> it's a little too glitzy for me. i don't like to have las vegas on my freeway. >> reporter: while he doesn't want las vegas on his freeway, when i mentioned that $100,000 in revenue, well, said that could be a good thing. the schools need it. s the roads -- the roads need it. city council would have final say on the two billboard locations. dave? >> katie utehs, live. interesting story. thank you. 7:09. once again, a majority of san francisco firefighters have given a vote of no confidence to their chief. last night, ktvu news obtained the results of the latest vote by rank and file firefighters on their support for fire chief
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joanne hayes-white. 680 voted no confidence. just 56 voted confident. nine firefighters abstained. this is the second no confidence vote for chief hayes- white in the past few months. a new contract for the san jose fire department will be on the agenda of the san jose city council and the santa clara board of supervisors. the contract would include incentives for better response times for medical emergencies. san jose is santa clara's only city with an incentive contract and famed to meet county standards for responding to 911 and ambulance calls 90% of the time. 7:10. there is a bay area connection to that hostage tragedy in australia. >> a lot of people thought something was wrong with him. >> we'll let you hear from a man with family ties to the person believed responsible for the standoff. it's no secret gas prices have been getting cheap.
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up next, we'll tell you if the low prices are leading to more drivers on the road. good morning. we're still looking at a commute here where traffic is busy on some of the roads, especially in the south bay. you can see northbound 280 is slow. we'll tell you more about this straight ahead. i know it's been raining. it's been raining a lot. but turn around and look at your tv set. look at that sunrise over the big city. we actually have a little bit of a break. but there's more rain on the way. how much? i will tell you -- coming up. (vo) nourished.
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wife's sister, brother-in-law, mother, grandmother, and 14- year-old niece. her 17-year-old nephew is badly injured. stone's daughters were found alive later and safe at a neighbor's house. they found stone's car and cell phone and are not sure how he's traveling or where he is going. a san jose police officer now placed on paid administrative leave after he posted controversial tweets aimed at police protesters. the tweets by officer phillip white included this one. it said "by the way, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, i will be at the movies tonight off duty carrying my gun." this is video of officer white earlier this year as a san jose elementary school where he used to work in one of the department's anti-gang programs. the san jose police officers
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association is not coming to his defense. >> this is disrespectful or inappropriate social media comments that have no place in the public discourse surrounding the recent tragic loss of lives in officer- involved incidents. >> and the police chief said it's extremely important for the community to know the comments made on officer white's private social media account do not reflect the thoughts or feelings of the men and women here at the san jose police department. now, the police department is conducting an investigation of officer white's actions. 7:15. richmond's police chief is under fire for taking part in a peaceful demonstration against police brutality. last week, we showed you chief chris magnus on the right holding a sign that read black lives matter. the police officers association says magnus should not have taken part in what they called a political action while in uniform. magnus wrote a letter to the
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poa, saying, it was not political. he also said "most importantly it conveys that we want to build bridges and strengthen relationships with persons of color in our city." 7:16. google is saying the tragic death of robin williams was its fastest-growing search request of 2014. robin williams's suicide in august set off a global reaction making it the top trending topic for the year. google released its list of top searches this morning. now, the company says lots of people alsoled the -- also googled the world cup, the ebola outbreak and the disappearance of malaysia flight 370. the ice bucket challenge for als was on the list as well and the addictive smartphone game flappy bird. the word of the year this year is one we are probably all familiar with. it's getting a new twist. mirror reian webster unveiled, culture, as the top word.
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it got added to a lot of social friends from consumer culture to coffee culture. the number two word of the year is nostalgia. the rest of the top five are insidious, legacy and feminism. >> the world for sal, busy. busy since you walked in. one of the things that i've noticed, things are getting a little bit better now. as the week goes on and we get closer to next week when a lot of people have the week off, we'll start to see a break. let's take a look at what we have here with the eastshore freeway about a 40-minute drive, driving from the carquinez bridge on interstate 80 to the macarthur maze and if you are driving to the toll plaza, kind of mixes in with it. maybe it's an hour all told between the carquinez bridge and the city, if you are driving from crockett to san francisco, it will take you about an hour. there are no major problems on
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the bridge itself. it's pretty crowded on the 880 ramp. please give yourself extra time, a little extra time. now the sig-alert that we had earlier has been lifted in the santa cruz mountains on highway 17 at glenwood. all lanes are now open. but there's still some slow traffic there as the backup unminds. you can get through now and i would recommend just giving yourself extra time to make that commute. 7:18. let's go to steve. all right, sal. i'm jumping ahead of you. sorry about that. >> no worries. >> robin from pleasant him sent me a nice sunrise pic. sunrise pic, yeah, we have a few breaks in the clouds. beautiful. that's my bob ross painting for the day. thank you very much. let's put an evergreen tree over here. everybody knows there's 500 branches on an evergreen tree and happy birds will be right there. thank you. i imagine that's joe johnson who puts that wonderful picture together. thank you, joe. the information coming in real quick, everybody thank you from
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southern marin county. tiburon, sausalito, college of marin, mill valley, incredible rain last night. especially around midnight. down to -- gilroy, which has had good rain. john sent me an e-mail, they've had 5, 6 inches of rain. i know areas to the north have had a lot. wettest december since 2005 and the one i'm standing over right there, this one is coming in later tonight into tomorrow and that may send us -- the wettest december from tease 1st through the -- from december 1st to the 15th ever. another one on friday that looks weaker. some of the rainfall projections over the next 24 to 36 hours again favor very heavy rain, parts of marin county,
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petaluma, novato, sebastopol. this is an area we have to keep an eye on. rainfall, as you might imagine, some areas, most are already over halfway past their seasonal total. it goes july 1st. that's the beginning of the rain season. oakland probably 11 inches. 191% of normal. san francisco, 185 and 244% of normal for san jose. last 24 hours, there's been some incredible totals coming in. santa rosa, 2 inches of rain. san francisco 1.34. not as much santa cruz mountains but still not bad, about .75 to an inch. for the morning commute, cloudy skies. there are a few breaks in there. patchy fog. had a few showers. the evening commute, we cloud it up fast. by later this afternoon, we'll see the rain returning. 40, 50s. 30s up in the mountains. light snowshowers. no warnings or watches. winter weather advisory up at
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kings canyon. our system will sweep in here. this will give us moderate to heavy rain. some breaks in the morning. if you need to do anything, do it in the morning. the rain will pick up the pretty fast. could be a decent south breeze coming in. slightly warmer. 50, 60s on the temps. rain tonight takes us into wednesday morning. showers, possible thundershowers. one more system friday. after that, we'll get a break saturday and sunday. most of next week. >> which will be good. a lot of mean traveling for the holidays -- of people travel forks the -- for the holidays. the price of crude oil continues to tumble this morning. it's telling for slightly under $54 a barrel. that's down almost a dollar in just the last few hours. oil prices are now down 47% from their peak last june. that's the biggest drop since the global economic crisis started in 2008. that's also pushing national gas prices down 70 cents in the
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last year but analysts say that does not mean more americans are hitting the road. they say americans are less sensitive about gas prices than they were in the mid-'90s when gas was selling for a little more than a dollar a gallon. it takes a 25% to 50% plunge in prices to increase car travel just 1%. kind of not paying too much attention to it. 7:22. there's a war in san francisco against a graffiti tagger who just will not stop. the exception one city official is willing to make to make the tagging vandalism go away forever. i have been wanting them. i never got any but i finally did. >> the early christmas gift for children in need. how a small pair of shoes goes a long way.
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concord police are stepping in after gifts were stolen for christmas. sometime thursday or friday last week, a thief broke into a storage container at the salvation army in concord and took all of the gifts. this afternoon, the concord police association is set to present a check for $1,000 to the salvation army to make up for some of the losses. >> wow, that's great. 7:25. here is a story that will make you smile. hundred of kids in east san jose received an early christmas gift. it wasn't toys. it wasn't games. something you might take for granted. more than 200 children in need received a new pair of shoes. ktvu's maureen naylor tells us how for some it really meant a lot. >> reporter: inside this
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building -- >> merry christmas. >> reporter: -- an early christmas celebration for av and who waited with her son and his two friends. >> translator: i lost my job and right now i live with a friend and living in the living room. >> reporter: since losing her job, the hairdresser said she has no money for shoes which is why this event means so much. watch the boy's reaction when they saw their brand--new shoes. 270 children got a new pair of shoes. this is a wish come true for this little girl. >> i've been wanting them. i never got any but i finally did. >> reporter: this second grader wants a barbie dreamhouse and trampoline but told us why she's excited about these red shoes. >> i can show my friends and wear them just wear them at
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recess. >> a lot of these kids live in the immediate area and if it wasn't for programs like this, they might even go out, might even have a christmas present to have. >> reporter: the san jose police activities league partnered with shoe palace and their dancing elves to give away dozens of tennis shoes. >> it means a lot to us. >> reporter: one of the brightest smiles we found belonged to this high school junior. >> i love them. >> reporter: she has been in the foster care system since she was two years old. >> right now we're at a group home, and this event means a lot. they are giving stuff. it means people actually care. ♪ ♪
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>> that's great. merry christmas to all of them. the shoes sell for about $50 a pair. that's more than $12,000 in donations. >> that's wonderful to see. 7:28. we're following a tragic story from pakistan. more than 100 children killed after gunmen take over a school. who is taking responsibility and the new developments in the past hour. and we're live in the santa cruz mountains where earlier, a tree knocked out all lanes but we'll tell you the good news for commuters this morning. good morning. we are looking at a commute that's still very busy and getting worse in some areas. as we look at the approach to the richmond bridge you can see the traffic here is getting slow. a little bit of a break here this morning. we actually had a little bit of sun coming through. it won't last long. another system is adding to the incredible totals. we'll talk about moth coming up. -- we'll talk about both -- coming up.
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7:316789 we are live in the santa cruz mountains on highway 17 where traffic is moving now. but it was a very different scene earlier this morning. a downed tree crashed down, completely blocking the busy highway for three hours this morning. you can see the -- all of the roots there. ktvu's brian flores is there. coming up in two minutes, he will tell us about concerns that this is a problem that
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could happen again. you know how hard it is to find any alternates if anything happens on highway 17. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. i ducked out again. >> is it cold? >> steve, the sky outside our studio now is breath taking. >> it won't last long but it is. [laughter] >> ern joil -- enjoy it while you can. >> yeah. >> some of the rain totals coming in. heard from klaus in antioch. 6.7 inches. when you start to get east the areas that don't get a lot of rain, that's a lot of rain. gilroy, 5.5. we get a little bit of a break. but did the rain fall in southern marin county. look at the line forming. it won't take long before things juice up. the atmosphere is saturated. what's interesting green point, which is just east of novato, .10. that's it. thank you, lou.
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other areas around tiburon, sausalito, larkspur, had about 3.5 to 4.5 inches of rain. that break won't last long. look what's coming in. this looks very juicy. your morning commute is mostly okay here. cloudy, maybe patchy fog. by this evening, again, if you can get out of dodge as soon as you can. the rain is going to return. some of this will be moderate to heavy. it's cold out there. really? yeah. 46 for many. 50s. low 50s. these are near average for some. no warnings or watching. scattered snowshowers up in the sierra. all of our attention draws to this system. the low is forming right there. i think it will intensify it. clouds, showers, a few breaks. if you need to get out and do something, the morning is your best bet. 50s and also 60s. all right, i think we have improvement on highway 17. what else? we do have slow traffic, though, steve. we are improving as the week gets closer to christmas. that's for sure.
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let's begin now and talk about the commute on the san mateo bridge. it is moderately heavy and you can see that -- i can actually see over to the peninsula, the last few days we haven't been able to do that. that's okay. san mateo bridge traffic is moderately heavy getting out to 101 where we've had a couple of problems. we had an accident on 101 near 92 and that's causing some slow traffic in the area. they've cleared it up. it wasn't a serious crash but it's pretty slow. also patrick sent me -- funny tweet saying northbound 101 near 92 looks like a country road with so many potholes. i hear you, patrick. westbound bay bridge, as you come up to the macarthur maze. the traffic is backed up for about a 30-minute delay. it's also very slow on interstate 80 to east shore driving from richmond to the macarthur maze. i want to mention that 580 has been slow through livermore. been a lot of standing water and road hazards. a couple of minor crashes. northbound 880 near marina, there was a crash there.
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so traffic is going to be busy trying to get up toward the coliseum. 580 might be a decent alternative westbound. 7:34. brian flores is live in the santa cruz mountains with more on that tree that came down. brian? >> reporter: good morning. the good news, the tree that caused problems for many commuters this morning, along the santa cruz mountains is pulled to the side. we're on highway 17 just north of glenwood. this is a tree that fell. it got pulled to the side roughly about an hour ago. if you can take actake a look at the traffic -- if you can take a look at the traffic, northbound picked up a few minutes ago. southbound is open. also the tree along with blocking the lanes took out power. i'm here with agnes simpson. good morning. what did you hear? >> i was in bed and it woke me up. i thought i heard it on my roof. thank goodness, it wasn't and then my neighbor down the
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driveway called to let me know the tree was there. he was quite alarmed it crossed the lanes of the highway. and the power is out. it happens all of the time. that's life in the mountains. >> reporter: that's what i was gonna say. life in the mountains. >> yeah. >> reporter: have you heard of any other trees down? i talked to caltrans. >> not that i know of. not in this area. i would like to give a shot out to chp, caltrans and pg&e, we can't live without them. thank you guys, too. >> reporter: i talked to caltrans earlier this morning and they were saying that they can't count how many trees have fallen. they work highway 17 all of the time. >> reporter: one other thing for you listeners and your viewers, 17 is a treacherous road. would you guys please slow down when you drive. that's my take on this whole
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area. i think half of the accidents could be eliminated if people would just follow the directions that they give you. and slow down when up go past the curves, especially the one at glenwood. >> reporter: yeah. >> we have problems here all of the time. you guys must know it. >> reporter: we've been here quite a few times. i wouldn't agree with you more. this goes to the fact that caltrans says that there are -- because the ground is so saturated, you might seeing more scenes like this. we did see a few rocks that fell driving up on highway 17. as agnes mentioned earlier, you have to be careful especially around highway 17. it can get pretty scary at times especially with the wild weather we've been having for the past few days. >> okay. thank you. continuing coverage of the standoff in sydney industrial. the gunman has been -- sidney, australia. the gunman has been identified
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as man haron monis. they believe he was acting alone. here he is. he was also well known to police because of a criminal background that included being an access sesry to the murder of his -- accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. he we talked to his ex-wife's godfather who lives here in the bay area. >> the godfather of the gunman's ex-wife says that man haron monis was jealous and controlling. he warned his goddaughter to stay away from man haron monis after they found out he was writing letters to families of dead australian soldiers saying they deserved to day for taking part in the iran war. we spoke to this man yesterday. her mother age to man haron monis crumbled after the birth of their second child. last april she was killed, stabbed more than a dozen times and set on fire. man haron monis was charged with being an accessory to her
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murder and then was released on bail. >> if he was still in jail, those innocent victims wouldn't have died, you know, should have locked him up and threw the key away. >> he says that man haron monis became an extremist after divorcing his goddaughter. he had four or five passports. told people he was an egyptian but was an iranian. he had a difficult time speaking to adults and avoided contact but would perform magic tricks. he said man haron monis became abusive to his goddaughter in the end. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we're also learning more now about the two hostages killed in yesterday's standoff in australia. 38-year-old katrina dawson was killed. she was shielding her pregnant friend from gunfire. she was the sister of sandy dawson, an employee at an australian tv station. it was a very emotional moment when the anchors released that
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could -- that katrina dawson was one of the victims. >> the sister of -- >> i have friends who know her. mother of three children. >> the second victim was tori johnson, the manager of the cafe. he was killed when he grabbed the gun and the gun went off. it was that gunshot that prompted police to storm the cafe. pakistani officials say the attack at a school by taliban gunman is over. at least 130 people were killed in the attack. most of them children. taliban gunmen stormed the school early this morning and started shooting at random. more than 700 children attend the school which is run by pakistan's military. a spokesman for the taliban says six suicide bombers were sent to the school compound with orders to kill older
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students. the spokesman said the attack was revenge for a recent operation by the pakistani military to clear out the taliban in the area along pakistan's border with afghanistan. pakistani troops shot and killed all of the attackers. a protest is scheduled tonight in berkeley ahead of a planned march to the city council meeting. last week's city council meeting was canceled after reports of hundreds of demonstrators were planning to attend. they are upset about the berkeley police response to recent protest esover the deaths of michael brown and artic garn -- eric garner. tonight's meeting is scheduled at longfellow middle school auder toial on derby street -- auditorium on derby street. a peaceful protest was held in oakland. hundreds gathered at lake merritt and held a candlelight vigil. there were children as young as 5 years old there. organizers say they wanted it to be a demonstration focused
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on young people and not violence or vandalism. >> nobody is gonna change the world for me. i have to do it myself. if that means marching in the rain, making posters, signs, whatever it takes. i'm gonna do it. i can't wait anymore. >> organizers feel this is building up to be another civil rights movement. they say people are fed up but need a way to voice their opinions. earlier yesterday, a demonstration in oakland led to the arrest of 25 people. it happened during a protest at police headquarters. we brought it to you live on "mornings on 2." a large group of people blocked off the area around the building and chained themselves to the doors. one man climbed the flagpole and put up a picture of those killed by police. a federal judge has ordered oakland's city attorney to turn over dozens of disputed police department documents. the judge ruled an independent court-appointed investigator
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can review the documents the city attorney claimed were protected by attorney-client privilege. they involve disciplines imposed against members of the oakland police force. this was latest ruling tied to the court ordered forums. 7:43. he just helped the san francisco giants win the world series. now he's packing up and saying good boy. the fan favorite is leaving the team and where he's heading next. coming up next, bill cosby's wife is breaking her silence about the more than dozen rape allegations about her husband. what she's saying about the man everyone thought they knew. good morning. we are looking at traffic that is going to be a little bit slow in some areas on the san mateo bridge. also getting word that the california andhy street cable car lines are down. we'll let you know what's happening there. heavy-duty rain overnight, especially in southern marin
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county, even down towards gilroy. we're getting a little bit of a break. i will tell you what, it won't last long. there's another system that will give us moderate to heavy rain. we'll show you that -- coming up. ♪ ♪ it's a marshmallow world in the winter. ♪
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7:46. san francisco's public works director is declaring war on the person he calls the worst graffiti offender in san francisco. muhammed says crews cleaned up highway 101 last friday but there was new graffiti by the tagger called murs by monday morning. he posted a he tweet saying i'm at war with murs. i just wiped off the tags off
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the freeway. if you know him or her, there's a $1,000 reward. the best way to end graffiti, he says is to clean up the tagging and they will leave but he says murs keeps come back. >> we'll find him. he will pay for this. it cost the tax payers a lot of money. >> the public works director is willing to call a truce with the tagger. he promises not to seek criminal charges if the tagging stops. but he says he's not counting on that happening. bill cosby's wife is breaking her silence about the more than a dozen rape allegations against her husband. camille cosby released a statement saying, "he's a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. he's the man you thought you knew." camille cosby blames the media for not vetting her husband's accusers. the two have been married since 1964. 7:47. san francisco police out there searching for a man who robbed a bank while wearing a santa
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claus costume. it happened saturday on sutter street about 1:00 in the afternoon. investigators say he handed the teller a note demanding money and said he had a gun. now no one saw a gun, no one was hurt but that man dressed as santa claus did get away. you might think it would be hard for him to do dressed in a very obvious outfit. but in this case, the bad santa timed that crime perfect. he hit the bank during the massive santa con event in union square. hundreds of people were out there wearing santa claus suits and beard. so the bank robber simply disappeared into the crowd. here's something you don't want to see during one of the busiest shipping seasons of the year. this fed-ex truck flipped over in new jersey. the driver swerved to avoid a tire and packages spilled all over the highway and the exit
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ramp. no one was seriously hurt. but fed-ex said it reloaded all of the undamaged packages on to another truck. >> you get a package in the future, a little baked up, that could be -- banged up, that could be why. let's see if traffic is banged up. i know things are better on 17. how is 24 looking? >> 24 is okay, tori and dave. we're looking at the commute that's moderate already beginning to see signs of schools out. even though it's a normal commute. there's a little bit -- there's a few less people on the road. that will multiply and by next monday, we'll see tumble woods on this road and many others. let's take -- not literally, but this is the bay bridge. you can see traffic is backed up for a 20, 25-minute delay coming into san francisco. there are no major problems. also, looking at the commute here if you are driving in walnut creek, southbound 680, we had an earlier crash near
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walnut creek. southbound 680 is backed up now as you drive just south of 242. it's also a little bit slow getting into rut gear road. as you look at the core of the bay area, i would say 880 has improved after marina. if you are driving from hayward to marina, there is a crash there. 580 is not too bad. but you will see slow traffic as well. this is a look at the richmond richmond/san rafael bridge. it has not been raining in marin county. that commute is looking pretty good. let's go to steve in the weather center. sal? >> yes, sir. >> my weather system locked up. so i had to reload it. thank you for stretching. >> did you have to go control, alt, delete. >> not that far. i did on the other one. i think we're good to go. a couple of sunrise pics coming in. there you are. not me or you but the breaks in the clouds. we've had a lot of cloud cover and torrential rain last night,
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southern marin county. don't want to another get other area, benicia, gilroy, a lot of reports coming in. 4 to 5.5 inches of rain the last day or two. we're seeing a little bit of a break until the next system. look at this. it's beginning to take shape. there will be rain out ahead of it. very fast. i mean, i think a seagull flapping its wings would provide enough dynamics or lift to get the rain going. i do. i do. there's so much moisture in the air. look at this already developing. we get a break for the morning commute. cloudy conditions. very light rain if you are leaving now, you should miss most of the rain. patchy fog, rain returns later this afternoon into tonight. i think the evening ride home could be tough here as the wind and rain picks up. 40s and 50ss on your temps. no warnings unless you are yosemite down to kings canyon. there is a winter weather advisory. even bridgeport. finally heard from kelly up hear. 7100 feet. 4 inches of snow. finally we get the snow.
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we've been taking the bulk of the systems coming in more so than the sierra. i think southern california had more than the sierra. our system will swing in the front and the low will wrap around. this will keep rain coming in. a few breaks in the morning. it won't last very long. kind of cold out there. we'll go 50s and 60s on the temps. we bring the rain right back into the evening. it could be moderate to heavy. most of this will be done probably about this time tomorrow. but i think we keep it unsettled through thursday. one more system on friday. after that, we will get a break. there will probably be a lot of fog. christmas week is looking dry. the end of the month is not. wow. >> there's signs about 11, 12 days out of a very active jet stream coming underneath. if that's the case, we're going right back into the soup which means rain. >> yes. >> this is already one of the wettest months since december of '05 and '02. >> kicking off a new year. >> maybe. >> yeah. >> that would be great.
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thank you, steve. >> all right, steve. 7:52. it's crunch time on master chef junior. and a bay area native is one of the last contestants standing. yes. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," we're talking live to samuel. remember him? >> oh, yeah. >> and his competition about tonight's finale. next we're searching for the best holiday displays around the area. up next, a display in san carlos that you can say is a team effort.
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welcome back. tonight marks the first night of hanukkah, the jewish festival of lights. in san francisco, mayor ed lee will join in the celebration to light the union square menorah. that's at 5:00 tonight. now, hanukkah commemorates the victory of jewish tribes over the syrians in jerusalem back in 165 bc. they say a one day of lamp oil
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lasted eight days. so the celebration is lighting eight candles. very special. >> very special. we're searching the bay area. we want to see who is decked out for the holidays. we've been asking you viewers to share your entries. >> today's entry is in san carlos. this photo was posted by the facebook page by jay montez. it's a picture of various homes on eucalyptus avenue where every year the entire neighborhood transforms the quiet street into -- it looks like a miniature theme park. >> look at the people standing out in front. thousands of families come every december to see these beautiful, festive derkrations. it covers -- decorations. it covers most of the block. this tradition started 20 years ago. one of the homeowners says he gets so many questions about
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his display, he has placed a whiteboard in his driveway with tongue in cheek answers. >> solar power. not all of the houses on the 1900 block participate, you know, some people just don't really have the time or something. but the couple who started it all, they -- >> we have gone through some displays. you are driving slowly and you are looking at the house and not the other cars. you have to be careful about that. if you or your neighbors are all decked out for the holidays post your foe oor video to our facebook page or tweet us at 2deckthehalls. >> as we get closer to christmas, we'll send the crews out to the top displays. you will get a chance to vote. we'll tell you who won the
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title and bragging rights for having the best holiday display. well, turning to other news now, could the bay area be the host of the summer olympics? coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," the big pitch being made today. and flooding, a big problem this morning here in tiburon after heavy rain came down overnight. we'll show you some of the damage. and we'll tell you about a mudslide that happened because of the overnight storm. right now we're looking at a commute where traffic is gonna be a little bit slow in some areas. san mateo bridge looking kind of crowded on the way to the peninsula. well, a few breaks in those clouds for this morning. but they are going to fill in pretty fast here. more rain is on the way. some moderate to heavy rain. i will show you the next system which will be here later this afternoon into tonight. ♪
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which means it's timeson for the volkswagen sign-then-drive event. for practically just your signature, you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta... and the 2015 motor trend car of theear all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season... just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models. well, good morning. welcome back. we are live in tiburon. we've got water. this is a busy intersection there filled with water. overnight rain caused big problems for homeowners, for businesses and people kind of driving through here. mudslides were even caused this morning. ktvu's alex savidge has been out there seeing everything
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since 5:00 this morning. coming up in about three minutes, alex will be here live. he will tell you what the crews are saying about that mess they are dealing with in tiburon. good morning. thank you for joining us here on "mornings on 2." tuesday, december 16th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. a quick look at weather and traffic. we've been talking about winter storms. technically winter starts sunday? >> sunday, 21st. >> i noticed this. maybe if you have been outside, the wild mushrooms are exploding. be careful not only for people but also your pets as well. this is the most i've seen in a long, long time. it makes sense we've had so much rain. i want to thank don up in ben lomond about 2.5, 3 inches. he said marshall creek is raging. although be honest, santa cruz mountains have been a second or third place on some of these rain totals coming in. it's been the north bay which has taken i think the van guard
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here, the leader of the pack. our next system is approaching. it won't take much to get the rain going. right off marin, san francisco, you can see some rain beginning to develop. this isn't heavy but it's a sign of things to come. there will be some hefty totals out of this next system. this almost will probably the last strong one in this pattern. there will be one more friday but it's showing areas of being more to the north. tonight and tomorrow looks moderate to heavy. i would not be surprised to see another 2.5 inches of rainfall. not only to the north but the south. rainfall, this is for 30-year average for nearly at this point. oakland is 191% of normal. san francisco 185 and san jose is just blown out there, 244% of normal with more on the way. 40s and 50s. it's cold out there. there's some snow in the sierra. no warnings or watches. if you can go now, it would be a good time to go before the system swings in. that will keep very moderate to
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heavy totals go. mostly cloudy. a few breaks. showers popping up. rain returns. i think we'll get a good breeze as well. sam, it's still -- sal, it's pretty active, you are still telling me? i would say it's three- quarter of a normal day and a little bit of lighter than usual conditions in some areas. let's begin with the east bay where 880 northbound, we had an earlier crash near marina, westbound 508 is pretty slow all the way to the bay bridge. we had an earlier crash on the way. just a minor thing. but 580 is slow all the way to the bay bridge toll plaza. when you get to the bay bridge, it's backed up a little bit. it's getting better on 880. i have a feeling we have already started seeing some of the christmas and holiday vacations begin. today is the first day of hanukkah. a lot of things going on and some schools may be out and for
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the driver, that means better conditions. at least a little bit better. you can see northbound 280 getting up to 880. the traffic is going to be a little lighter. although 85 is slow. it's lighter in some area, not so light in others. we're following the whole thing for you. back to the desk. >> all right. thank you, sal. we continue our stormwatch coverage in tiburon where the rain overnight caused major flooding and a mudslide. alex savidge is live with ax loot at the damage and also the cleanup ahead. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. tiburon just got slammed by this overnight storm. and you can see this is the result this morning. the signs are out. this intersection right here in particular is a real problem spot. it's flooded pretty good. we're watching as the cars take us slow. this is tiburon boulevard right at beach road and quite a bit of standing water this morning. they had a ton of rain that came down between midnight and 2:00 this morning. let me show you how things
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looked this morning. there was flooding in the parking lot of the city's town hall and part of the problem was the marsh that sits just behind the town hall here in the downtown area was overwhelmed by all of the rain they got and that water just came flowing from the marsh. it flowed into the streets the there were a -- streets. there were a couple of businesses that had flooding, including a salon and nursery. public works crews were out here using sandbags and trying to control all of that water. >> we're trying to figure out where we can move the water to. we have a high tide coming in at 8:00. the tide is already high. we had a massive amount of rainfall. it's all coming off the hills and going into the marsh and there's no place for it to go other than out to the street. >> reporter: the other problem they saw here in tiburon was mudslides. this is one of those slides. you can see here the mud and debris came flowing down a
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hill. that -- all of that rain saturated the soil in that area, the mud came rushing down the hill. it's a very steep hill. it flowed right into the backyard and the swimming pool of a home. from what we understand the people who live in the particular home decided to stay somewhere else after this mudslide happened this morning. a total of three homes impacted by mudslides here in tiburon. again as we bring you out here to a live picture, this is tiburon boulevard. a main thoroughfare here in the downtown area and there's a lot of standing water this morning. you may have heard the battalion chief from the fire department say at high tide right about now now, that could impact the water levels with the marsh. that's what they are concerned about. they will continue to keep an eye on the flooding situation here in tiburon throughout the day. >> you will be keeping an eye on it for us as well. thank you. if you will be flying out of sfo, expect more flight cancellations and delays today due to the weather. this is a live look at the
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airport. sfo tells us there are 48 cancellations so far today due to the weather. they are also expecting delays up to two hours and 43 minutes from now through 11:00 tonight. so it's a good idea to check with your airline if you are flying today to find out your flight status. yesterday, 145 flights were canceled. last thursday, 250 flights were canceled due to the rain and strong winds. no major delays are being reported at oakland or san jose airport. 8:07. a pittsburg high school student was arrested during class on suspicion of killing one man and shooting two others. the shooting happened at the meadows mobile home community near highway 4. police say the 17-year-old opened fire on three men outside of a party. police say he was not a guest at the party or associated with any of the people there. the man who was killed still has not been identified. the police say the two other men shot, me are expected to
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survive. a majority of san francisco firefighters given a vote of no confidence to the fire chief. last night, ktvu news obtained the results of the latest vote by rank and file firefighters on their support for fire chief joanne hayes-white. 680 voted no confidence. 156 voted confident. nine firefighters abstained. this is a second no-confidence vote for her in the last couple of months. today a new contract for the san jose fire department will be on the agenda as both the city council and the santa clara county board of supervisors. now, the contract would include an incentive for for better response times in medical emergencies. san jose is santa clara's only city with an incentive contract. but they failed to meet standards for responding to ambulance calls 90% of the time. a san jose police officer
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has been placed on paid leave after he posted controversial tweets aimed at police protesters. the tweets by officer phillip white included this one saying, by the way, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, i'll be at the movies tonight. off duty carrying my gun. this is video of officer phillip white earlier this year at a san jose elementary school where he used to work in one of the department's anti-gang programs. the san jose police officers association is not coming to his defense. >> offensive, disruptful, inappropriate social media comments have no place in the public discourse surd surrounding recent lost of lives around the country. >> and the police chief said it's extremely important for the community to know the comments made on officer white's private social media account do not reflect the thoughts or feelings of the men and women here at the san jose
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police department. the police department is conducting an investigation of officer white's actions. 8:09. well, richmond's police chief is under fire because he took part in a peaceful demonstration against police brutality. last week, we showed you chief chris magnus holding a sign that red black lives matter. well, the richmond police officers association now says magnus should not have taken part in what they called a political action while in uniform. chief magnus wrote a letter to the poa saying it wasn't political. he also said "most importantly, it conveys that we want to build bridges and strengthen relationships with persons of color in our city." 8:10. new this morning, another giant is leaving the world champs. ken rosenthal from fox said michael morse agreed to a two- year deal with the marlins pending a physical.
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one of the most memorablal moments came when he hit that game-tying win. the giants won the pennant the next inning on a ishikawa walkoff. >> great player. a lot of controversial surrounding around bill maher. scheduled to speak at uc berkeley's commencement ceremony this saturday. the university is expecting protests after some of the students launched and online petition to cancel his keynote speech. they are angry over comments he made over his show that linked islam to violence and intolerance. bill maher still plans to speak at the event but he's left open the possibility of canceling if his presence causes too much of a distraction. the city of pittsburg has lifted the ban on electronic billboards along highway 4. katie utehs is live in pittsburg with the concern some
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people have. >> reporter: good morning. we've heard mixed reactions this morning. some people say the billboards are too distracting, yet others say it's hard to turn down the proposed $100,000 in city revenue that these billboards could generate. now, pittsburg's city council, they voted unanimously to lift the ban on electronic bim boards along highway 4. we're showing you the electronic billboard at the bay bridge as an example. pittsburg has set guidelines. they cannot be more than 55 feet tall and there will be restrictions on how bright they can be. only static images on the screen for eight seconds will be allowed. some people say the city needs the money these could jen rit. >> i think it's a nice city in jen. . but they do need to branch out. i know it would help with the community. >> reporter: city council does have final approval on the billboard locations. as of this point, we haven't
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heard what those locations will be or when we could see these signs along highway 4. tori, dave? >> all right. thank you, katie. 8:12. the bay area has a connection to that tragedy yesterday in australia. >> a lot of people thought something was wrong with him. >> coming up for you at 8930 -- at 8:30, we'll hear from family ties to the man responsible. we're looking at the approach to the bay bridge. a little bit busy this morning at the macarthur maze. not completely undo-able but it's backed up. we'll give you drive times. we actually get a break in some of the clouds. beautiful sunrise pics coming in. but there's rain just off marin and san francisco. these breaks won't last long and more rain tonight. we'll take a look at it -- coming up. the holiday season is here,
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i think it will be a close title. >> words from marin county native samuel. he plans to put a lid on the competition during the master chef junior, finale. he was here in our studio a week ago. >> he was right here. he made a delicious salad for us and told us what he could about the show. he's talking -- talking to our
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pam cook. you have the latest on samuel. >> he made it to the finale, which is tonight. he was just adorable to talk to. tonight is the night. one young man will be crowned america's master chef junior. the two junior chefs left standing are two boys, saul ual who lives in marin county joins us live from san francisco and samuel over there and then logue be live from his hometown, memphis, tennessee. good morning. i know both of you -- >> good morning, pam. >> i know you both know who won and you can't tell us that but tell us about the challenge. i will start with you logan. how tough was it? >> well, i mean, this is one of the challenges because it's the last challenge and you just have to put it all on the plate because there's nothing after this. this is it. >> that's right. and samuel, what about you? how tough was it tonight? >> so tonight's really all about making sure we get everything done that's on the clock. it's really about showing you who you are in the three dishes
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you get to show to the judges. like logan said, that's it. right now is the last time you can prove to them that you are a great chef. >> samuel, you were here and said you had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends. what's been your favorite part of this competition? >> i think my favorite part of the competition was actually after the competition because we've gotten to spend time with some of the other contestants. it's really fun to see how they have changed and how they've grown as chefs after learning under gordon graham and joe. >> the prize tonight, $100,000. that is huge for a 12 or 13- year-old boy. logan, what's the first thing you thought about buying if you win? >> well, the first thing that i think about buying was a trip to like one of those tropical islands. i mean, i just really want to go there and then go to japan
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afterwards to really expand my knowledge on cooking cuisine. >> samuel, first thing you thought about buying? >> i probably wouldn't buy anything first. i would probably put a lot of the money away. after donating some money to charity and putting some away to college, i would probably buy some more culinary tools to help advance my culinary endeavors. >> sounds like a true politician as well as a chef there. >> thank you. >> so we have again logan out of memphis, tennessee, samuel who is out of marin county. but in san francisco this morning. good luck tonight. we're all gonna be watching. >> thank you. don't forget to watch. 8:00, 7:00 central. >> he forgot to mention, ktvu channel 2, master chef junior. they are both absolutely adorable. last two standing.
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they beat out other talented young men and girls. kay believe the kandor when san ual was here with us. he didn't reveal a dash he didn't -- he didn't reveal a thing. >> that will be hard. >> they have to leave it all on the plate. >> three-course mean u -- menu, i think is what it is. >> very impressive. sal is impressive, too. our commute has been interesting. >> well, thank you, save. it's a little bit slow now. we'll start off with some east bay traffic. it's still kind of a grind out there. looking at highway 24, it's grinding up to the caldecott. but about a 15-minute drive. the rest of the oakland commute will be slow. if you are going to the bay bridge toll plaza, there's a backup of 15, 20 minutes. but the 880 ramps are looking bet much better.
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880 and 580. kind of very slow on 13. getting up to highway 24 and then on the eastshore freeway as well. if this is your commute, you need extra time. i have a feeling the next few days we'll see improvements to the commute. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> i think we'll have a tough commute this evening. >> i see. yes, sir. our system is inching closer. maybe a few hit-and-miss showers. we're getting a little bit of a break. some of the clouds have parted a little bit. blue sky, where have you been? gone for much of this month. some of the rain totals coming in are just incredible. best december since '05 and '02. some going back to 195. i'm standing right in front of your system. there it s it will start to -- there it is. it will start to swing in. it won't take long. we'll have two parts. if the front comes in later
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tonight and then the low wraps in with colder air, and that will give us widely scattered showers. we had a dying down of the system. cloudy. mostly cloudy. there are a lot of cloud. healdsburg, some rain, back to monterey, north of santa rosa towards windsor. a little bit around point reyes. now just beginning to move onshore. southwest marin county and just off san francisco and also towards santa cruz mountains as well, scotts valley. it looks like highway 17. boulder creek, 40s on the temps. it's cold. we should get a southerly breeze. the national weather service in
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sacramento has issued a winter weather advisory. it goes until noon for additional snow. that includes plumas county and for the northern sierra. you can see nothing too heavy but there are areas down around the 4500-foot level that wraps back around. you can see why. colder air beginning to come in. 1 to 2 inch was not surprise me in the least near from ukiah down to monterey. we have two systems to go. the one today/tonight and the one on friday. that looks weaker. clouds, showers. then it turns to rain. 50s, 60s on the temps. the rain moves in later tonight into tomorrow. kind of a very unsettled pattern into wednesday. thursday is a little bit of a break. weak system on friday. we'll get a break on the weekend. maybe until christmas -- maybe.
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i get nervous in this kind of a pattern. once that door is open, it's tough to close it. >> you said we need to dry out. we've had -- >> we're going to need -- >> we have more coming. >> after friday, we need five or seven days but there's hints at the end of the month even wetter. >> right there. that's something coming in. >> this afternoon. >> thank you, steve. 8:24. are you kidding me? a new york high schooler is now admitting his $72 million stock fortune was all a hoax. i would live to give a shot out to my wife and daughter -- i would live to give a shot out to my wife and daughter. i love you guys. see you soon.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." time is 8:26. happening today, some southwest airlines workers plan to protest with picket lines at airports around the country including san jose. it's an informational picket line. baggage handlers will pass out leaflets to passengers. they are upset about the slide and on-time performance by southwest airlines. for years, the airline had the best on-time record of the major u.s. airlines. workers say that overbooked flights have created more delays. workers are also upset about contract negotiations and a lack of pay raises over the past four years. southwest says the protest will
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not affect their flights. there is a new twist to the story about a new york teenager who said he earned a fortune in the stock market. now he tells the new york observer he made up the whole thing. he's even hired a public relations firm to help him as he admits his lie turned into international news. islam says he's never bought or sold stocks but has been done stimulating tladding with his high school investment club. he also said his father wanted to disown him when the story came out. his brother and sis -- his mother and sister are not speaking to him. this is a very well-known public school in new york city. it -- it's very hard to get into and once you get in, you are kind of on the fast track for really good colleges. >> what a story. >> yeah. another police protest in
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oak. coming up, who took part in this demonstration that made it very different from ones in the past? we are learning more about the bizarre history of the gunman in the sydney, australia shooting. we spoke to his ex-wife's family. we'll tell you why they say police knew he was a dangerous man.
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well, good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." tuesday, december 16th. i'm dave clark. we are talking about your weather and traffic. and steve paulson says it's happening as we speak. >> it's getting closer, dave. i mean, the rain is beginning to pick up. i will show you the satellite here. you can see for yourself. sometimes i've had long haul truckers and ranchers say show me the satellite. there it is. it's on its way here.
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it will sweep in. give us a couple of rounds of rain. the front will move in. it's getting very close. already along the mendocino coast, parts of sonoma county. i think give us moderate to heavy rainfall rates. some of the rain picking up in marin county. you don't need it because of what happened last night. there was some heavy totals around, sausalito, tiburon, larkspur, san anselmo had very heavy rain. there will be more heavy rain tonight. not just in the north bay. i'm just favoring the north bay. it will be widespread amounts. healdsburg, windsor, maybe a little bit in the russian river. doesn't take much in this type of a pattern. it looks like the rain will pick up right off san francisco. also around san jose, sara toe ga, back over towards -- say you raw -- saratoga over to the
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mountains. 40s and 50s, it will be cold. 33 in tahoe. a winter weather advisory is out until noon. includes the sierra nevada for another 2, 4 inches of snow. if you are traveling, it would be good to go as early as you can because the system is on its way. rainfall from ukiah all the way to monterey, most locations are over an inch. cloud, showers. starting to thicken up. chilly morning. 50s or low 60s. all right, sal. i think we escaped the morning commute. but the evening will be really tough. it wasn't -- as you know, it wasn't raining for most of the commute, anyway and we are looking okay for it. people trying to get out of the city. not gonna be great. let's go out to the east shore. taking an hour to drive between the carquinez bridge and the mawdz. a lot of slowdowns in richmond.
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also slow traffic on 580 trying to get up to the macarthur maze. it's not completely light. some commutes have become light early, though, let's move alond and take a look at -- along and take a look at the bay bridge. look at the 880 ramp. that's light. kind of unusual for the bay bridge to be slow. but the 880 approach to be light as you drive through. we're also looking at the south bay here. you can see traffic on the map system is showing slow traffic on 101 all the way to mountain view but 85 is lighter than usual. so is 280. we'll see as the next days come up. we'll start to see more of this light traffic. back to the desk. we have continuing coverage this morning of yesterday's hostage standoff in sydney, australia where three people were killed, including the gunman. now, he's been identified as 50- year-old man haron monis, a self-described muslim cleric who police think was acting alone. police knew him self-because he had a long criminal background that included being an accessory to the murder of his
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ex-wife. now, yesterday, we talked to his ex-wife's godfather who happens to live here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty, live in our newsroom now with more of our interview with him. >> well, the godfather says the family had concerns about his behavior for a long time. they say he was controlling, jealous and became abusive, ultimately helping kill her. yesterday, we spoke to the man who has lived in hayward. he says her marriage to man haron monis crumbled after the birth of their second child. last april, she was killed, stabbed more than a dozen times. her body set on fire. man haron monis was charged with being an accessory to her murder and release on bail. kalik said he never should have been set free. >> if he was still in jail, those innocent victims, you know, wouldn't have died, you know, they should have locked him up and threw the key away.
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>> kalik said man haron monis became an extremist after div virussing his goddaughter. he had four or five passports. told people he was an egyptian but was an iranian. live from the newsroom, tara moriarty, back to you. >> thank you. 8:36. meantime, this very large memorial of flowers is just growing at the cafe where the standoff took place. we're find out more about the two hostages killed. tori johnson was the manager of the cafe. he was killed when he grabbed the suspect's gun and the gun went off. it was that gunshot that made the police storm the cafe. 38-year-old katrina dawson was killed while shielding her pregnant friend from the gunfire. back here at home, a protest is set for tonight in berkeley ahead of a planned march to the rescheduled city council meeting. now, last week's city council
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meeting was canceled. the demonstrators are upset about the birkly police response over the recent protests. tonight's meeting is at 7:00 p.m. it will be at longfellow middle school's auditorium on derby street. the protests will begin at 5:00. meantime, a peaceful protest was held last night in oakland right here. hundreds of people gathered at lake merritt and held a candlelight vigil. it was organized by high school students as well as community members. there were different there as young as 5 years ole. organizers wanted it to be a demonstration that focused on young people and not violence or vandalism. >> nobody is gonna change the world for me. i have to do it myself. if that means marching in the rain, making posters, signs, fliers, i'm gonna do it. >> the organizers say they think this is -- they feel this
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is building up to be another civil rights movement. they say people are fed up and they need to a way to voice their opinions without destroying buildings or hurting people. earlier yesterday, there was another demonstration in oakland, it led to the arrest of 25 people. that one happened during a protest at police headquarters in oakland. large group of people blocked off the area around the police headquarters, chained themselves to the door. this man climbed the flagpole. put up a flag with pictures of people killed by police. organizers say they wanted to shut down the oakland police headquarters. 8:38. a federal judge has ordered oakland's city attorney to turn over dozens of disputed police department documents. the judge ruled an independent court-appointed investigator can review the documents the city attorney a claimed were protected by attorney-client privilege. they include discipline imposed against members of the oakland police force.
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this was the latest ruling tied to the court order reforms that claim as a result of the riders police corruption scandal in oakland. san francisco will make a sales pitch to the u.s. olympic committee at a meet until redwood city to try to become the nation's candidate for the 2024 summer games. this will be the fourth time san francisco has tried to bring the summer olympics to the bay area. boston, los angeles and washington, d.c. are also making bids. u.s. officials are expected to choose early next year which city will represent the united states in the international bidding process. the international olympic committee will pick the ultimate winner in 2017. san francisco police are searching for a man who robbed a bank while wearing a santa claus kos supe. it happened saturday on sutter street around 1:00 in the afternoon. investigators say he handed the teller a note demanding money and said he had a gun. no one saw a gun and no one was
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hurt. but the man dressed as santa did get away. you might think that would be hard to do dressed in such an obvious outfit but in in case, the bad santa had good timing. he hit the bank during the massive santa con event in union square. hundred of people were bearing santa clues suits and beards. so the bank robber simply disappeared into the crowd. >> amazing. all right. can you believe kim kardashian was not the most googled person of the year after this magazine cover? well, she wasn't. after the break, where the reality star ranked on the list and we'll tell you who beat her. good morning. we're looking at a commute where traffic is very slow in some areas and pretty good in others. here on the going bridge, the traffic -- on the golden gate bridge, the traffic and weather look fine. impressive totals coming n there's more on the way, not only to the north bay but the santa clara valley.
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a few breaks in the cloud. rain is on the way. we'll show it to you -- coming up.
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the death toll keeps growing at a school.
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132 children were killed. taliban gunmen started to shoot randomly at the school. more than 700 children attend the school which is run by pakistan's military. a spokesman for the taliban says seven suicide bombers were sent to the school compound with orders to kill older students. >> the spokesman said the attack was revenge for a recent operation by the pakistan military to clear out the taliban in the area along pakistan's border with afghanistan. pakistani troops shot and killed all of the attackers. nobel peace prize winner malala said she's heartbroken about today's attack on a school in pakistan. she said innocent children have no place in in horror such as this. the 17-year-old was shot in the head two years ago punishment for speaking out for girls right to edge -- education.
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she recover ferredded after sell brals and now attends school in england. camille cosby is breaking her silence about all of the rape allegations against her husband. she release atd statement saying "he's a kind man, a generous man, a funny man and a wonderful husband, father and friend. he's the man you thought you knew." camille cosby blames the media for not vetting her husband's accusers. the cosbys have been married for 50 years.  okay. it is 8:45. we want to check in with sal who said that traffic has been light in some areas still heavy in areas. we'll probably see a change in pattern as we get closer to christmas. >> i've been doing this for a long time. >> yes, you have, sal. >> looking at some of the commutes, and you see some of them look normal. some don't. this is normal tuesday land in downtown oakland and so is 580. but when you get to the bay
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bridge, you can see that traffic on the 880 approach is light. i think every day that we get closer to christmas and next week which a lot of people have off, you will start to see lighter than usual conditions. it will start like it does today. barely noticeable. by friday, you will say wow. everyone is gone. let's move along to the south bay. northbound 101 slow traffic getting into mountain view. 85 a little better than normal and so is 280. with that choice, i would use 85 and 280. 17 as it turns into 880 is slow getting up to the san jose airport. 8:46. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> thank you, sal, in the traffic center. appreciate that. we get a little break here. nice sunrise pics. thank you to each and every one of you on the rainfall information. it's nonstop. i appreciate it. all the way from north to south. i mean, just amazing totals. coming in. southern marin county got slammed by the cell.
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we have an in-between system. the one approach something right there. it's getting very close. already rain showers are beginning to pop up quick. marin county picking up more rain. nothing too heavy but occasionally you get moderate amounts. also up towards lake county, cloverdale, healdsburg, windsor. those are hit and miss. but picking up in intensity over mill valley which has had i believe 5 inches of rain the last 36 hours. there's more on the way, not only today but also this afternoon and tonight. not as much towards the santa cruz mountains but there's still a little bit. sometimes that little bit can be drizzle. 40s, and 50s. been slow to remove on the chilly lows. 2 to 4 inches of snow in the sierra nevada. no warning or watch. they will get more snow. bridgeport, 7100 feet, picked up 4 inches of snow. not been a huge deal for the sierra the last couple days. it's been a bigger teal for us
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on the rainfall -- deal for us on a rainfall. i think 1 to 2 inches will cover it all the way from monterey to ukiah. we're looking to another 1.50 to 2. clouds, some breaks in the clouds. chilly morning. waiting for the south breeze to kick in. it will kick in later. we'll cloud up and by this afternoon and evening could be moderate to heavy into early in the morning. there will be another system dropping in. thursday will be a break. i will mention showers and a weak system. after that we'll get a break on the weekends. the pattern will change a little bit. >> we need it. >> yes, we do. >> we need it now. >> all right. 8:48. google is revee eling the -- revealing the biggest people searches, the number one star got a ton of headlines. jennifer lawrence was googled by millions of people around the world. google says the 24-year-old actress was not necessarily the top search but her name spiked
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the most compared to last year. after her came kim kardashian. tracy morgan, who is recovering from a serious traffic accident. ray rice, who got attention for a domestic abuse scandal and tony stewart, who was involved in a deadly accident during a race. it's really interesting to see who people are looking for. >> that's an interesting mix. >> all right. from the east bay punk rock scene to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world, green day is becoming part of rock n' roll history. ♪ >> oh, yeah. after the break, the police diggous new honor for green bay.
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you don't think much about it... you never dwell on how it was made... it's just a blanket after all. but when everything else has been lost, the comfort it provides is immeasurable. the american red cross brings hope and help to people in need every 8 minutes, every day. so this season give something that means something. support us at redcross.org welcome back. i can do that. >> oh, yeah. >> if i really wanted to, i can do that. >> time for this week's ticket tuesday. four lucky winners will each get four tickets to see the harlem globetrotters on saturday, january 17th at the oracle arena. to enter go to the contest page under the entertainment tab at
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ktvu.com. fill out the entry form. you've gotta put in the secret word "dunk." the entry is accepted from now until 11:59 p.m. tonight. you have to be 18 years old and a california resident to enter. each prize has an approximate retail value of $209. it's provided by ticketmaster. the winners will be slerkted by random drawing wednesday, deebs 17th, tomorrow -- december 17th, tomorrow. you can see the official rules at ktvu.com. >> they are amazing. well, the rock n' roll hall of fame officially announced next year's inductees. ♪ i can't do that. >> no. >> the world-famous band from berkeley, green day, is on the list. >> they are one of my favorites. others include stevie von, joan
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jet and lou reed taking a walk on the wild side. a former beatle will be honored. rin gogo starr. >> and bill withers is on the list. aaa predicts 98.6 million americans will travel 50 miles or more from home. that would be up 4% from last year. and the biggest number of travelers on record going back to 2001. 91% of those travelers will hit the road in their cars. by the way, aaa says lower gas prices, a rise in disposal income and a longer holiday all contributing to that trend. tonight marks the first night of hanukkah. the jewish festival of lights. vice president joe biden will lead a ceremony this afternoon to light the national menorah in washington, d.c. the holiday
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marks the victory of jewish tribes over the syrians in jerusalem in 1265 bc. it said -- in 165 bc. it said a one day supply of oil for lamps lasted for eight days. ed lee will light the 25-foot menorah in union square. tonight's ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. at union square. 8:55. let's check your commute one more time, sal. everybody behaving you? >> lou reed was inducted into the hall of fame? >> on the wild side. >> i'm gonna do my traffic report like this. ♪ >> very nice. >> take a drive often the wild side. had to do my traffic. talk to you later, lou. hold on. [laughter] >> right now, traffic is -- well, it's improving. it's improving if you want to take a walk on the wild side of
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the commute. 880 northbound is a little slow. trust me when i say this, every day we get closer to christmas, we're going to see lighter traffic. 580 is slow but 80 at the toll plaza is just mixed, this is about a 20-minute delay unless you happen to be on the eastshore freeway as you drive through. the traffic is going to be moderately heavy. this is a look at the south bay. i -- i'm kind of surprised that 101 is so heavy but 280 is not. 85 is slow getting into sunnyvale and you see a lot of slow traffic there. ♪ ♪plucked her eyebrows along the way ♪ >> joan jet as well and paul butterfield. yes, blues band. yes. mostly cloudy. it's very -- what's that? that's that next system. two waves are on it. the low off oregon. oregon coast, eureka, crescent
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city. another one west of us. it will move in the next few hours. rain, heavy, moderate. it will take us into tonight and unsettled into tomorrow. we need a break. you know, last -- i mean that was incredible rain which hit southern marin. >> what about winds? >> yes. they will pick up on this but not overly crazy like last thursday. the next system on friday will be weaker and we'll get a break. >> any snow for the sierra? >> there's snow up there. we have winter weather advisory until noon. they are not get slammed like we are. >> and that's what help esthe drought is the -- >> their water is from hetch hetchy. you need that water source. this is helping other areas. >> i just got a tweet, will l.a. get -- >> they are getting rain down there today. it's picking up. >> all right, steve. thank you. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to bach ktvu channel 2 news at noon. we'll have more on the flooding problems as the bay area braces for the next big storm that
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steve has been telling us about all morning. we'll continue to follow the story all day and have updates on ktvu news at 5:00 and 6:00. enjoy this little break. pretty shot there. beautiful green -- almost looks like green velvet hills. thank you for joining us. have a great day.
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