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search-and-rescue teams look for a missing 30-year-old therapist from vallejo. we'll tell you how authorities believe she was kidnapped and hel for ran -- held for ransom. a passenger jet has crashed in the french alps. up next, the last words that flight controllers heard from the crew. we are live at a car lot in the east bay where more than a dozen cars burned in a fire
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early this morning. ktvu fox 2's brian flores is there. coming up, he will tell us what he has learned about the fire and how this could impact the business. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." it's tuesday, march 24th. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about your weather and traffic. steve, you gonna warm things up for tori? >> more tomorrow. >> tomorrow. >> and definitely thursday and friday. today we're dealing with a lot of clouds and we do have a little bit of rain to the north. i think some of that will make it into sonoma and napa county. mainly it's mendocino county. i can't do better than this. sunrise, mid-level clouds over us. the cloud cover will keep temperatures slightly above average. mostly cloudy, mild lows. they are in the 50s. clouds and sun. light rain to the north. this will probably be the last little system, san francisco starting off warm. 54. 60. a high today of 56. that's 4 above average. you can see some of that rain
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beginning to dip south. still around mendocino county. there's been heavy rain on the north coast. it looks like that's where the heaviest will stay. we're keeping aon around cloverdale, lake county. 50s on the temps for most. there are a few 40s. redwood city and novato in there. we get the cloud cover. it will be a mostly cloudy day but by tomorrow. more sunshine and warmer temps. mild to muggy. especially santa clara county. highs, 60s and 70s. all right, sal, 580, 680. >> 580, 680 is always slow. you pay attention. i can tell. we do have some slow traffic in the east bay. we'll start this time in another part of the east bay from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. that traffic is going to be busy from about pinole all the way to berkeley and most of that slow traffic is going to be, again, in richmond and el cerrito, about 27 minutes which
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is not the worst we've seen but it's already slow as you head to the bay bridge toll plaza. when you get to the toll plaza, you will see a traffic backup of about 30 minutes -- well, 30 minutes if you include the time it takes to get into san francisco, we have been looking at walnut creek. southbound 680 traffic is backed up from 242 to walnut creek. and the traffic is going to be slow mostly on 680 after the -- after the 242 interchange. since steve mentioned 580, 680, we have slow traffic in livermore. it gets better in dublin. 680 slows heading south towards sunol and fremont. now, it's 7:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we continue to follow developing news in vallejo where an active search is underway for a missing woman who could be held for ransom. tara moriarty is live at mare island where a lot of resources are helping with the search,
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including the fbi. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the fbi, we have the vallejo police here as well as the office of emergency services from solano county. we haven't seen a lot of activity here in this parking lot bea hind me. but we did see -- behind me. but we did see a team head out. we don't know where they went. we've not been given a lot of information. but there are a lot of resources being thrown at it. we do know that later this morning, authorities will conduct a search of the home where the victim was taken a few blocks from here. we want to show you a picture of 30-year-old denise huskins who works as a physical therapist at kaiser in vallejo. authorities believe she was taken on the 500 block of kirkland avenue just after 2:00. officers were notified about the kidnapping from a 30-year- old man who sources say is either a roommate off a boyfriend. police want anyone who saw
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huskins's white camera to call them. it was taken from the home on kirkland and found at a different location. if you have any information about her whereabouts, you can call the crime stopper tip line at 07-644-stop. there is also -- 707-644 high pressure stop. there is a press conference being set up for 10:00 at where we hope to glean more details. back to you. we are also following breaking news out of france where an extensive search is underway after a plane crashed in morning in the french alps. the president of france says it's unlikely anyone survived. the plane was en route to dusseldorf when it crashed. a news conference being held in
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germany to update the media. >> translator: the last routine check of the plane took place yesterday, the 23rd of march, in dusseldorf by lufthansa technicians. the last regular major checkup of the plane is, according to the manuals of the airbus, this last major check took place in 2013. the captain of the plane -- >> you've been listening live to a news conference about this plane crash. we want to show you a new picture just into the newsroom showing the area where the plane went down. this picture was taken from a rescue helicopter so you can see it's a very remote area. supposed to be very hard to get to. the airline says there were 150
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people on board, including two babies. we also have new video of families of passengers gathering at the airport. hard to imagine what they must be going through. the plane sent a distress signal saying emergency, emergency. people on the ground heard a loud noise moments before the crash. now, france's l.a. major commercial plane crash happened back in 2000 when an air france concord struck runway debris on paris. it was engulfed in flames. 109 people were killed in the crash. ktvu fox 2's pam cook is monitoring the latest information on this story and she'll have more on the search efforts. what we learned from the news conference going on. that will be coming up in 25 minutes. >> all right. 7:07. meantime back heesh at home, new this morning as many as 25 cars at an auto action lot caught fire early this morning. brian flores is out there now. you've been talking with fire
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investigators. any idea what happened? >> reporter: it remains unclear, dave, exactly what happened. but a fire investigator is here this morning. behind me is the insurance auto auction lot. the fire has been out for some time. but it remains unclear, again, how this fire started. want to go to video just moments after the fire started. firefighters from the contra costa procedure -- protection responded. they say 25 overall were cars were damaged. fighting this fire, firefighters say they had several challenges putting it out. >> these vehicles have a lot of plastics, rubber, fuel systems. the fires can burn intensely. it's kind of difficult to access this lot back here. this is pretty far off the road. so it took quite a while to put the fire out and then to do the overhaul to make sure it was
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fully out. >> reporter: that fire investigator who you just heard from is on scene figuring out what started this fire. he tells ktvu it remains unclear exactly how it started but they are looking at several factors looking at whether somebody perhaps broke into the lot, tried to start a car. fire officials say there is a number of homeless encampments nearby. and they are also looking at other factors whether a simple battery spark may have started also. there is a couple of tow crews out there. probably gonna be moving cars out there. 25 cars damaged from a fire this morning. fire remains under investigation as well. guys back to you. >> all right, brian flores, we'll talk to you later as you get more info. 7:09. there is some relief in antioch after a man suspected of trying to abduct a high school girl was arrested by police. the man allegedly tried to take the girl around 9:30 yesterday morning on sagebrush drive near
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deer valley hool. the suspect is 21-year-old allen. a 16-year-old girl told teachers she was walking to school when the man drove up and tried to get her into his car. she walked away. a short time later, he got out and tried to grab her and she ran. the school alerted other students. now, after hearing the announcement another girl came forward with a similar experience last month. police say they eventually found allen in his car, not far from the school and he was arrested. 7:10. the richmond city council will consider placing a moratorium on rent increases. about 40 community members who support the idea plan to be at tonight's meeting. they are calling on the city council to pass a rent control ordinance. this comes after people received notice of a 20% rent increase. a troubled home in the south bay has been turned around thanks to a community program. wayne combs has lived in his south san jose home for 40
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years. but four and a half years ago a house in his neighborhood was rented out under section 8 housing. that's when the problems started with people throwing garbage in his pool, destroying his mailbox and officers have been called to the home 50 times in the last three years. >> the house from hell is a good way to put it. >> we were angry and frustrated. >> every time i come down here, everything looked good. >> his neighbors enlisted the hem of the responsible landlord engagement niths tish. since 2009, the nonprofit program has helped 20 neighborhoods. the homeowner was convinced to evict those tenants. 7:11. as you know, we're still fooling the breaking news of that passenger -- following the breaking news of that passenger jet. pam cook following a news conference that's happening right now. pam will tell you the very latest. but first, a koch baseball player, you remember this, he was kicked off his team after
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posting a derogatory tweet about monet davis. now the amazing response from the pitching star. good morning. we're looking at the bridge commute. san mateo bridge is one of those spans. looks pretty good. another look at that coming up. beautiful sunrise even under mostly cloudy skies. kind of mild, muggy. but there's been rain to the north. we'll see if any of that makes it down here.
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>> it was terrible. it was like metal on metal scraping real loud and men yelling oh, my god. no, no, no. and then heard a big crash and then i heard a horn honking. >> one of the workers that's working on the side of the street was trying to dig her out of the car. and a few of us tried to dig her out of the car. i told him to get the backhoe trying to lift the trailer off the car and the backhoe isn't strong enough to lift the trailer off the car. >> family and friends have identified her as lindsey combs. she had a 4-year-old daughter and worked as a hairstylist. she was in her car because the truck driver just asked her to move it. the frustration of a mother and a stepmother with a bully at a school in fresno lands them both in jail. after protesting about bullying and getting no results from the school district, they decided to go after the bullies on
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their own. but it turns out the two moms were arrested for allegedly assaulting two young girls who bullied their son. their son is also facing charges for helping to start the fight. monet davis, the little league world series star thinks the baseball player who posted that derogatory tweet about her should get a second chance. now, that player, joey castleberry was kicked off the team in pennsylvania after calling monet davis an offensive name on social media. well, yesterday, monet said she wrote a letter to the school, asking the school to reinstate castleberry. she told espn she thinks everybody makes mistake and said, i know people get tired of seeing me on tv. >> the school district said they are standing by the decision to kick him off the team but applauded monet davis for her level of maturity. >> she does seem older than her
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years. >> yes. want too check in with sal, and boy, quite a few problems out there. sometimes the traffic map looks like a christmas tree with the red and the green. >> we have a lot of that red. we want more green. but we have more red. that's the christmas tree effect. let's see what we have right now with 880 northbound. you can see traffic here doesn't look all that bad as you drive past the coliseum. it's not bad but if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up to the macarthur maze. beautiful sunrise in the background. i i don't want to step on steve's toes but that's nice. once you get on the bridge, it is nice coming into san francisco. if you get into the livermore valley, the traffic is slow from the altamont pass, slow. 680 southbound, an accident. and then marin county, we talked about that earlier how good it was, maybe some were
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someone heard me because people are driving to san rafael and 80 from hercules down to the berkeley area. in fact, from pin nome and hercules area -- pin knoll to hercules area -- pinole and hercules area. most of it is stop and go. sal, i didn't hear what you said. >> well, there was a very nice sunrise at the bay bridge toll plaza. i thought you would like it. >> i do. i was busy, as you know. we do get a beautiful sunrise here. still cloudy to mostly cloudy and there's some rain to the north and it's trying -- there it is. that's what sal was touching on. a lot of cloud cover but no rain yet. although it's been raining up in mendocino county, parts of lake county and some of that looks like it might get close northern sonoma, napa county. temperatures were average. they've been above for the longest time. yesterday they settled into average. today we'll bump them up. santa rosa should be 65, 68 today. san francisco 62. we'll go 66. normal high this time of year. oakland airport 64. up 3 to 67.
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san jose to 70 degrees. speaking of san jose, forecast high low 75, 52. average is 67, 47. records, though, very impressive. the record low 30 in 1894. ukiah has had .10 of rain. willits, .30 and so some people are getting decent run. that's about the cutoff into lake county. but finally things are picking up as well. if -- if you are in that area, you are gonna get some rain. anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain up there. for us, it's the cloud cover looking at that line. you can see right about clearlake. after that, i drew a line from santa rosa to calistoga north. i think that's the line for rain. after that, cloud cover continues to roll in. we'll get a partly cloudy to mostly cloudy day. 50s on the temps. sfo says 57 degrees. 51 at santa rosa. 52 in livermore and san jose down to 51. the water temps are very warm.
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bodega bay 55. 57 monterey and they should be in the upper 40s or low 50s. west at 13 and travis. that's the only ways i could find. 30s up in the mountains. 40s, 50s to 60s in the state. 39 south lake tahoe. blue canyon at 38. they finally cooled down a little bit. they were running in the 50 at couple of days ago. 50s a couple of days ago. there's enough here to get a lot of cloud cover in. occasionally right there but you can see where the bulk of it is, it's heading north. clouds and sun. more sun to the south. more clouds to the north. rain to the north. mild to muggy if you get some of that sun, temperatures might feel warmer than the forecast temps, 60s, a lot of cloud cover up in the north bay. rain up in mendocino county, lake county. 60s, 70s for east bay. and mid-70s. gilroy, 74, 70 in san jose. 60s on the coast. upper 60s low 70s the peninsula. tomorrow more sun.
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it gets warm thursday and friday. >> and then it cools off. >> a little bit for the weekend. there is not an agreement on how much cooling. >> we'll let the maps or the satellites -- >> there will be a little low. i think it will stay south of us. 7:20. well, top fashion designers are creating wearable technology for women. bracelets and necklaces have been released. there is a new line of rings that allow women to be more discreet during dating and other occasions. it vibrates when there is a message. >> it will give you a notification for apps, phone call, anything you want to set it up for. >> the ring is made up up at precious stones they start at $195. >> i have something here. not that fancy.
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>> we'll be sitting here and i will say, tori, your ring is lighting up. 7:21. north surprise announcement from angelina jolie. coming up in 20 minutes, the dramatic step she just took to lower her risk of getting cancer. new solar panels at the sacramento airport that could save $15 million in energy costs but the reason some people worry, they could also cause bird strikes.
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7:24. it looked like a disaster at san jose airport. but this was really a staged exercise to test how the airport and first responders would handle an emergency. the scenario, a boeing 767 striking a flock of birds while taking off. volunteers during yesterday's exercise pretended to be injured. the faa requires airports to conduct these full-scale disaster drills once every three years. 7:25. there is a new plan to add solar panels at sacramento international airport but it's causing some major concerns. it's a plan that would save the airport about $15 million in energy costs over 20 years. but some people are concerned the panels will actually attract birds and that could pose danger to planes. airport officials say people shouldn't worry about the solar panels attracting birds. >> solar panels will look like water to them. there's all sorts of water around here.
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>> anything that goes under has to go through analysis. >> these panels will be installed at the station between the runways and the solars could be up and running sometime next year. gas prices keep dropping. but airline tickets are still sky high and that has many people asking why. oil prices have dropped by more than 50% over the last year, yet plane tickets have not dropped at all even though fuel is the biggest expense. there's little hope things will get better for consumers because mergers over the last several years have left the nation with four main airlines. delta, united southwest, and american/u.s. airways. experts say with the four airlines only most of the route, it's unlikely prices will come down any time soon. we continue to follow breaking news out of france, about a passenger jet crash.
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up next, fox 2's pam cook will tell us what witnesses saw and heard right before the crash and what the airline is now saying about the disaster. >> reporter: plus -- the manhunt still going on in san francisco for an inmate who escaped from custody last night at the hall of justice. we'll tell you how he got away and what he has done to elude capture. good morning. we're looking at the south bay commute, and traffic is going to be a little bit slow on 280. we'll give you another look at this freeway and also a look at east bay trouble spots. well, a lot of cloud cover over us. there's rain to the north but where is the rain for down here? we'll see if it will make it -- coming up.
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7:30. we're continuing to follow the breaking news out of a passenger jet it in a remote part of the french alps. it's believed all 150 people on board has died. the plane was heading from barcelona to dusseldorf. pam cook has been following a news conference. in two minutes she will tell us what she has learned about this disaster. good morning. it's tuesday, march 24th, i'm tori campbell. >> we're also talking about your weather and traffic. steve, i ducked outside. >> yes. >> a little nippy outside but the clouds are -- not looking that bad. >> not bad here. a lot of cloud cover. we're waiting for that warmup. it will start tomorrow.
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today will have a lot of cloud cover and some rain to the north. a lot of 50s on the lows. you can see a mostly cloudy pattern. had some pretty steady rain in parts of mendocino county all night and good rain on the north coast. that's a good thing. mostly cloudy. cool to mild lows. clouds and sun, more sun to the south. more clouds to the north. some light rain. northern sonoma county, maybe northern napa county would be the southern extent of it. sure is coming down out there. crescent city, eureka, arkay -- arcata. a lot of this will stay to the north. dip into santa rosa or calistoga north but i think that's about the line. we had 40s for a while. but the cloud cover we're getting it later here. you can see some of that rain solt north but for us, too far south. we'll get a lot of cloud cover over us. clouds, more sun to the south. more rain to the north and more clouds. mild to muggy to the south but
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kind of cool to the north if you have that cloud cover and some of that rain. 60s, low 70s. a pretty good warmup on the extended. we'll get to that in ten minutes. all right, sal. what's new? a new crash, highway 4 westbound. we'll start there. westbound highway 4 at somersville road. there is a crash reported with a motorcyclist down and the fire department is on the way. the traffic is going to be busy. the motorcyclist is down on the left lane. and now they are moving to the shoulder. it sounds like it's somewhat good news because that motorcyclist apparently is being up and walking around. but the fire and medics are arriving on the scene and the traffic is going to be slow. moving along to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see traffic backed up to the macarthur maze. 15 to 20--minute delay there. no major problems. i do want to mention traffic will be busy. traffic is but i up to the
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valley. 101 and 85 are getting slow. back to the desk. >> all right. we're still following a developing story for you from san francisco where an inmate escaped and sheriff's deputies right now are searching for him. alex savidge is live at the hall of justice and you found out about a mistake deputies made that could have led to that inmate escaping, alex. >> reporter: well, good morning to you. that inmate ran off while the deputy was escorting him to take out the trash at the hall of justice. sources tell ktvu because this man was being held on federal drug and weapon charges, he should have the no been allowed to do that kind of -- should not have been allowed to do that kind of work while in custody. here is a look hat the man on the run this morning. 26-year-old alexander santiago gonzalez, about 5'6", weighs about 180 pounds. he escaped from the hall of justice last night at around
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8:45. he apparently took off his orange jail jump suit after getting away. he was last seen wearing only his boxer shorts. >> authorities say a deputy was escorting him to the basement to take out the crash when the inmate took off running down the alleyway. the deputy did chase after him but could not catch up to him. santiago gonzalez was being held by u.s. marshals on drug trafficking and weapons charges. the u.s. marshals have been notified about his escape. other police departments have also been told as well and obviously authorities are asking the public to keep an eye for him as well. if you spot him, call 911. by the way, this is not the first tifrt they've had a similar escape at the hall of justice. it was last june when another inmate ran away and was later captured at a nearby homeless shelter. >> all right, alex savidge in san francisco. we'll talk to you later. 7:34. we continue to follow the breaking news out of france where an extensive search and
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rescue operation is underway after a commercial jet crashed this morning. the germanwings jet took off from barcelona, heading to dusseldorf. pam cook joins us from the newsroom where she's been monitoring the latest updates we're getting more information. >> we're getting a lot of new information. there was a news conference it just wrapped up. it was announced there that the wreckage has been found. but it is in a remote part of the french alps. there is a huge staging area right now at the base of the mountains where emergency crews are standing by. but at this point, they do not expect to have any survivors from this plane crash. the crash site of the lufthansa plane was been located by french military helicopter. again, it is in a remote part of the mountains. the other new piece of information coming in, is there was no verbal communication between the cockpit and the ground control before this
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crash. but we do understand there was some sort of may day signal sent. now, we're also learning more about the history of this type of plane. it was an airbus 320. it's being called a work horse of passenger jet, similar to the beau 73 -- to the boeingen 37. it's used to connect cities usually one to five hours apart by plane. they have a good safety record. lufthansa has been ranked one of the top ten airlines for safety in the world. at the press conference, it was revealed that the last major check of this plane in particular was back in 2013. now, lufthansa's ceo posted a message that says, we do not know what happened to the flight. my deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of our passengers and crew. the flight was en route from bars lena, spain to dusseldorf,
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germany. officials are assembling to provide help to relatives and friends to passengers who are rushing to the airport after hearing news of the crash. we're also learning more about the pilot and passengers on the plane. a lot of questions being asked at that press conference about possible families, possibly a school group on board that plane. but we're learning some more and we'll have an update in the next hour of -- hour of "mornings on 2." pack here at home, a san francisco -- back here at home, a san francisco preschool will be back in session for the first time today since a teacher was killed in a rockslide at point reyes national seashore. 58-year-old nancy bloom taught at say -- sara preschool. the school was closed so the clish and faculty -- so the children and faculty could mourn. she was hiking when the cliff collapsed. the national park service says
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a crack in the land was discovered on wednesday. warning signs were posted but the hikers still had access to the trail. point reyes officials are standing by the decision to keep the trail open. they said they couldn't have known it would end in such a tragedy. the golden state warriors can clinch their first pacific division tighting in nearly 40 years with a win tonight. they beat the washington wizards 107-76 last night while honoring the franchise's only west coast team from 1975. steph curry led the warriors with 24 points including a trio of three pointers in less than two minutes in the third quarter. klay thompson scored 8 points. the warriors play the portland trail blazers tonight in oregon. the warriors are issuing a fraud alert for playoff tickets. they warn fans about purchasing tickets from a non-ver fired party. first-round tickets go on sale to the public sometime next
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month bun you can also get tickets right now through the warriors' official resale marketplace and that's at warriors.com. there was extra security at awomen's ncaa game because of a threat to president obama's niece. leslie robinson plays for princeton. police say before the game a woman left a voice mail message saying a man with a gun was driving on campus and linked his appearance to the game and leslie robinson. undercover security officers were near the princeton bench during the game. president obama did not attend the game last night but did attend princeton's game on saturday. a 30-year-old woman missing from vallejo. there are fears she was kidnapped and is being held for ransom. coming up, the help police are asking for this morning. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where it's that time of year again where city leaders
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get to decide what to spend money on. this year there's actually a budget surplus. we'll tell you what the mayor is proposing. good morning. we're looking at people who are bound for marin, westbound on 580. a little bit of a line here at the toll plaza. we'll tell you a little bit more about the east bay commute when we come back. and there is a line of rain to the north but it's mild and muggy for everyone else, especially santa clara valley. we'll see if any of that rain can make it south.
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president obama meets with afghanistan anew president at the white house -- afghanistan's new president at the white house. the president has been meeting
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with john kerry and other top officials at camp david. he also visited the pentagon and thanked u.s. troops for their service in his country. the president has requested the u.s. slow down the withdrawal of the remaining 10,000 troops in afghanistan. that's expected to be part of the discussions with president obama today. israel is denying a report that it spied on the negotiations over iran's nuclear program involving the u.s. and other world powers. the wall street journal says israel obtained confidential information about the negotiations as part of an effort by israeli prime minister netanyahu to build opposition to any deal. the u.s. reportedly learned about the alleged spying through intercepted israeli communications. but israeli officials say they got the information about the negotiations from other sources and not from spying. san jose leaders struggled for years to come up with money to fund police and basic
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services. there always seems to be a budget shortfall. but this coming fiscal year is different. in fact, there's money to spend. janine de la vega joins us live from san jose to talk about what the mayor wants to do with some of this surplus money. kind of a nice situation to be in, janine. >> reporter: yeah, it is. today the mayor will be meeting with the city council to talk about the proposed budget. and this year, as you mentioned, the city does have a surplus, a small surplus of 8.6 million. now, in the past when the city has surveyed people, the same issue comes up. people want to spend money on public safety. and mayor sam liccardo agrees. he is saying that his top priority is public safety. he wants to boost police department staffing. he wants to resolve the legal fight between the police union and the measure pension reforms. he wants to set aside funding
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for 26 new community service officers and to pay overtime for patrol officers. there's money earmarked for body cameras for police. we ended up speaking with locals this morning and many of them tell us that they are concerned. now, other plans include providing money for affordable housing that would help the homeless and keeping libraries open six days a week. there's also funding in the proposed budget for fireworks for a 4th of july celebration. now, let's go to an interview that we did with somebody this morning on how they talked about -- they talked about how public safety was a concern for them and how they really want money spent on more officers. >> you want good people you have to give them good pay. that's the only way to do it. otherwise they will be going somewhere else and you will be losing good talent. >> reporter: under the plan, san jose roads would get some attention. a recent report shows they are in desperate need of
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maintenance and repair and the mayor is proposing a tax measure on the 2016 ballot to help pay for that. again, there are a lot of issues that they are gonna look at. the mayor is gonna be meeting with the city council at 1:30. there's also going to be a public hearing at 7:00. we will be meeting with the mayor in the next hour and you will hear from him coming up at 8:40. tori? >> look forward to hearing that. thank you. 7:46. apples in southern california are beinvestigated after a woman claimed she found needles inside two apples in a grocery. this was at the albertson's score in fallbrook on march 16th. authorities checked but they didn't find any suspicious activity. two companies including one based and headquartered in the
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bay area, are recalling products because of a possible listeria contamination in spinach. amy's kitchen recalled almost 74,000 cases of frozen entrees that contained spinach. the recall is covering 19 different products. grocery store chain wegman's also recalled the 12-ounce bag of frozen organic spinach. so far, no one has been said -- have said they were sick from eating the spinach. you can find a complete list under the web links section of our website, ktvu.com. 7:47. want to check in with sal, keeping a close eye on the commute. how are things on highway 4. >> it's kind of slow this morning because of a couple of earlier crashes. it's also slow even after that crash. i want to show you the picture that we have of our live camera in baypoint. there is a crash even before this, westbound 4 somersville road. they are clearing it out. but the traffic is very slow in the area over to concord --
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over to concord, 680 waiting for you as well with some slow traffic as you drive through concord and down to walnut creek. so this whole area is not doing very well at all. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza where the traffic continues to be a little bit slow -- well, a little bit slow, it's backed up for 20, 25- minute delay before you make it on the bridge. i want to mention san jose in the south bay, we've had a couple of minor things. most of it is slow. 85, 280, 101. northbound 280, we had an earlier accident. the traffic is slow getting into mountain view and the valley. so unfortunately on this tuesday, a general statement slow everywhere. 7:48. better weather, though, right, steve? for most, that's correct. unless you are up to the north where there's going to be some pretty good rain, especially mendocino county, lake county. i think santa rosa, calistoga north looks to be the line. 65, santa rosa is what you should be this time of year. san francisco, 62. oakland airport, 64 and san jose, 67.
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all be above. santa rosa tealing with a lot of cloud cover. 68, 66 for the city. 67 oakland and 70 in san jose. speaking of that 70 in san jose, 70 -- i think they made it to 51. i think i saw a 51. the forecast, the normal 67/47 on the high. the records are impressive. 81, 1896. and 30 back in 1894. the record low. look at the cloud cover. it's streaming in here. rain is really starking up on parts of the -- stacking up on parts of the north coast. we're far enough south that there will be some sun. crescent city, eureka, arcata, some of that has made it into mendocino county. ukiah .10. some rain picking up in parts of lake county as well. the cloud cover will continue to roll in. it looks like the morning something the best bet. 50s on the temps to -- to 57 at sfo. water temps at bodega bay,
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monterey here. not much of a breeze. travis, 13. 20s up at minneapolis, chicago, it was 10 in saratoga. there's not been one tornado across the united states in march, this is the latest it's ever, ever happened. today mighten a day where they finally get severe weather -- might be a day where they finally get severe weather. it looks marginal. they will keep an eye on it. chicago had good snow. but still cloudy and cool. 50s on most of the temps. 49 tahoe. 30 truckee and 37 up in blue canyon. tahoe running a little warmer. you can see some rain. maybe calistoga north. but for everyone else, it will be a cloudy day. clouds and sun, rain to the north. kind of mild and muggy in santa clara county. the system is not a cold one. it's more like most of them. mild or coming out of mid
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latitude. 60s and 70s on the temps. some of these are mid-50s. warmer towards the santa clara valley but not a lot. tomorrow is the day when things will start to jump up here. 60s and 70s and also on the peninsula. warmer warmer on wednesday. and then 80. >> 80 degrees. by good noose. well, angelina jolie dropped another bombshell about her latest attempt to avoid cancer. in a candid essay for the know, times, the 39-year-old revealed she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week. she made the decision after recent tests found indications that could be signs of early ovarian cancer. two years ago, she one went a double mastectomy after doctors discovered a mutation in a between that increased her chances of breast cancer for 87%. and i believe her mother died a few years ago and that's one of
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the reasons she talked about it. normally she's extremely quiet. a woman in martinez crushed by a truck filled with gravel that toppled down onto her car. >> it was terrible. metal on metal scraping. really loud. and men yelling. >> coming up in 20 minutes, we'll tell you the desperate effort to save her after neighbors saw what happened. the experience of a lifetime for two college north bay students. two of their short films have been selected for the cannes film festival but will they be able too make it there themselves?
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." 7:54. would you look at this picture? now, a young girl in pennsylvania is being praised this morning. she helped get her classmates off that school bus after it slammed into a house. this happened in bluebell, pennsylvania. nine students were on the bus from kindergarten age up to the 8th grade. witnesses say after the bus crashed, one of the girls opened the back door on the bus and told everybody to get off. one little boy suffered a bloody nose. people were in the house at the time. but no one was hurt. still not clear why the bus crashed but one witness says the driver may have blarked out -- blarked out. a woman in arizona who spent more than two decades on death row for the murder of her 4-year-old son has been
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formally cleared. yesterday, a judge dismissed all charges against debra milke. prosecutors say back in 1989, her son, christopher, was dressed in his best outfit and was told he was going to see santa clause with his mother's roommate. instead, the man took him to the desert and shot him. the detectives accused milke of conspiracy to commit murder saying she no longer wanted to take care of her child. that was based entirely on a confix she allegedly gave to a detective who was later determined to have a history of misconduct. >> she was innocent and it was all based upon a police officer that just totally lied. >> right now, i feel a little overwhelmed. >> county officials say this case will not be retried. milke has filed a civil right lawsuit against those involved in that very high-profile case. two college students from the north bay are getting the experience of a lifetime.
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marry and alex attend sonoma state university, two of their short films have been selected for the prestigious cans film -- cans -- cannes film festival. >> i think about it every day and i can't believe this is happening. it's such a dream come true. >> before they can go to the festival, they have to raise money to get there. they've created a gofundme page. go to the north bay news section. >> wish them well, tori. >> absolutely. 7:57. dozens of cars on fire in baypoint this morning. after the break, we'll look at some of the damage and why firefighters have such a hard time putting out the flames. >> reporter: kidnapped and held for ransom. the fbi and vallejo police search for a missing 30-year- old physical therapist from vallejo. we'll tell you what a neighbor has to say about the victim and
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her boyfriend. good morning. we're looking at a commute here that's getting busy all over the place. east bay, south bay and here in marin. it is slow from novato all the way down to 580. a lot of cloud cover over us. low clouds, drizzle. rain to the north. we'll take a look at it.
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tuesday march 29 -- 24th. >> 24th. >> 24th. >> i'm dave clark. i'm tori campbell. let's check weather and traffic. steve, we're keeping a close eye on the midweek forecast. some changeses. >> -- changes. after today. >> cloudy skies with rain to the north the it will be close for sonoma county, napa county, lake and mendocino will be in on that. low clouds. higher clouds. diving toward us. we still have aways to go. most of this will be to the north bay. a few more sunbreaks south. there's pretty good rain on the
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north coast. crescent city, arcata, eureka getting rain. some areas have had 3 inches. we're trying to get some of that south. ukiah, .10. willits, .25 to .30. there's some. even into lake county. just likes like we'll be too far to the south for many locations. had a couple of 40s but they are all 50s. i expect that to continue here because the cloud cover on the increase we'll have a lot of clouds here. some sun for a while. but i think more clouds roll in later this afternoon. kind of muggy. mild to muggy. temperatures will be in the 60s, 70s with light rain especially to the north. all right, sal. i do listen. you've had plenty to talk about. >> we'll start off with interstate 80. the eastshore freeway between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. you can see traffic is going to be slow. the drive time is up to about 40 minutes between the carquinez bridge and the maze. most of that low -- when up get
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to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see slow traffic for a 25-minute delay. and our spider is back in case you look forward to seeing that guy every day or gal. the traffic on the peninsula is slow. i want to mention that southbound 101 is slow through san mateo. 280 may be getter. if you are driving to the east bay, 880 sesloel all the way down to -- is slow all the way down to southern fremont. 101 is a mess from near the capitol expressway, a little bit before that, to mountain view and all over the freeways in the south bay are slow. back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're still following the active search in vallejo for a missing woman who police think may be held for ransom. tara moriarty joins us live from mare island. you just talked to some of the neighbors out there. >> reporter: yeah one of the neighbors said she's seen the boyfriend come in and out of the home. but she's only seen the victim only in the past couple of months. we're not sure how long denise lived in the yellow house that
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you see. this is where authorities believe she was abducted. they are supposed to conduct a search of the home any minute dusting for fingerprints that sort of thick and gathering more evidence. want to show you a picture of denise huskins who works as a physical therapist at keys keys-- kaiser in vallejo. police believe she was taken from her home on kirkland avenue before 2:00. officers were notified about this from a 30-year-old man who sources tell us is her boyfriend. >> we're all in shock, really. it's a rather alarming situation. you know -- for the depth of the story. it's, you know -- sometimes live is stranger than fiction. >> reporter: police want anyone who saw her 2000 white toyota camry yesterday to call them. it was taken from the house on kirkland and later found at an undisclosed location. the license plate number is 4
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gqa 436. if you have any information about huskins's whereabouts you can call the tip line. there is also a 10:30 press conference scheduled to get underway at the vallejo police department and we are also trying to figure out more about search and rescue efforts. there is a command center just a few blocks from here where solano county is also assisting in this search. live from vallejo, i'm tara moriarty, back to you. >> thank you. we continue to follow breaking news out of france, where a passenger jet en route from barcelona, spain to dusseldorf, germany crashed in a remort part of the french alps. moments ago we learned a helicopter has managed to land near the place where that plane went down. so far no survivors have been found. france's president does not think they will find anyone alive. families of the passengers are arriving at the dusseldorf airport in germany as well as the airport in barcelona.
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at both locations they are being escorted to a private area. here's what we know so far -- 150 people were on board the plane including two babies. officials believe that 67 of the people on board were german. it was in the air for about about 48 minutes and crashed near the ski area in the french alps. kind of close to the swiss border. 65 miles north of nice. the crash site is in a remote area which makes search and rescue efforts challenging. we've heard the weather was deteriorating. we've learned a helicopter was able to land near the crash site. a news conference wrapped up about 30 minutes ago. officials say they are working hard to figure out what caused the plane to go down. the plane that crashed has a good safety history. it had a routine inspection yesterday but had not had a major check since 2013. the pilot controlling the plane
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had more than ten years experience. we know the plane had reached its cruising altitude but then went into a long descent before it crashed. investigators still don't know what went wrong. and france's last major commercial plane happened in 2000. 109 people were killed in that crash. we'll have the latest developments at ktvu.com and ktvu fox 2's pam cook is monitoring the latest information on this story. we'll have more on the search efforts coming up in 25 minutes. dave? >> thank you. back here at home, as many as 25 cars in baypoint at an auto auction lot caught fire early this morning. brian flores is out there now to tell us it was really challenging for firefighters to put out the flames. >> reporter: it was.
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you know what they tell us, any time you deal with a car fire, there are electrical components, there's also fuel. this is a pretty remote part of baypoint as well. trying to get here was also a challenge. behind me is the insurance auto auction car lot off the 2700 block of women low pass road. the fire has been out for -- women low pass road. the fire has been out for sometime. i want to go to video after the fire started. firefighters from the contra costa county fire protection district responded. overall, they say about 25 cars were damaged. many of these cars typically go out for auction to the public. firefighters, though, mentioned they had challenges putting out the fire. >> these vehicles have a lot of plastics, rubber, fuel testimonies-- systems. the fires can burn intensely. it's kind of difficult to access this lot. this is far off the road. it took quite a bill to put the fire out and to do the overall
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to make sure it was fully out. >> that fire investigator is here on scene figuring out exactly what started this fire. he tells ktvu that remains unclear. but they are looking at several factors whether somebody broke into the lot tried to start a car. firefighters say there is a lot of homeless encampments nearby. they are looking at ear factors including whether a sim pill battery spark started this -- -- as to whether a simple battery spark started this. back to you. >> brian flores, thank you. 8:08. well, some relief this morning in antioch after a man suspected of trying to abduct a high school girl was arrested by police. the man reportedly tried to take the girl about 9:30 yesterday morning on sagebrush drive near deer valley high school. the suspect identified by
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police, devan allen. the 16-year-old was walking to school when the man drove up and tried to get her to get in his car. she walked away. a short time later, he got out and tried to grab her. she ran. the school alerted parents. and then after that another girl came forward with an experience sim laugh last month. police found allen not far from the school and he was arrested. the richmond city council will consider placing a moratorium on rent increases. about 40 commune tip members who -- community members who support this plan to be at meeting. they are planning to pass a rent ordinance. people in richmond received notice of a 20% rent increase. the mantague light rail is closed. they are making way for the construction of a new b.a.r.t. station. yesterday was the first day of
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that work at mantague expressway and capital avenue. the closure expected to last about five months. it will reopen after a pedestrian overcrossing is built, linking the future b.a.r.t. station with the vta light rail system. b.a.r.t. service is expected to be to begin in the air -- expected to begin in the area in 2017. fresh and easy, plafning to close as many -- plaferning -- planning to close as many as 55 stores, including some air in this area. here in the bay area, stores that will be closing are in danville, walnut creek, pleasanton, pacifica, vacaville and the san francisco store on silver avenue. a palo alto store closed down earlier this month. ten other bay area stores will stay open. the manhunt underway for an
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inmate who escaped while in the custody of san francisco deputies. in 23 minutes where he was last seen and how he managed to slip away. but first, sports star monet davis there. talking about the mean tweet that was posted about her after the break. what she wants to happen to the person who did it and why she says she understands his actions. we're looking at a commute where traffic will be busy. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. plenty of low clouds, high clouds and some rain to the north. we'll see if any of that rain can make it south and what's in store for later in the week.
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hurry in and you can get 0% apr plus a $1000 volkswagen credit bonus on 2015 jetta and passat models. 8:14. cal/osha is investigating a tragic accident in martinez where a graving truck tipped over and crushed a woman inside a car. the big rig filled with 20 tons of gravel was parked along shell avenue when it toppled over yesterday. it landed on a car parked in a driveway, killing a 32-year-old woman inside. neighbors say they called 911 and ran over to help as soon as they saw what happened. it was terrible. it was like metal on metal scraping really loud and men yelling, oh, my god. oh, my god. no, no, no. i heard a big crash and then i heard a horn honking. >> one of the workers that's
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working on the side of the street was trying to dig her out of the car and a few people were standing around shaking their heads. a few of us tried to dig her out of the car and i told him to get the backhoe to try to lift the trailer off the car. the backhoe was not strong enough to lift the trailer off the car. >> she's identified as lindsey combs. she had a 4-year-old daughter and bork worked -- worked as a hairstylist. she was in the car because the trucker just asked her to move it. temperatures boiled over at a community meeting about last week's officer-involved shooting where a woman was killed. [yelling] >> that's what it was like. police officers say 24-year-old alice brown was shot after she fled police in a stolen car, smashed into other cars and buildings and endangered lives. even trying to run down police officers. however, critics say the police
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should not have used deadly force. police chief greg suhr told the crowd officers only use their guns after brown repeatedly ignored orders to stop. >> the suspect continued gunning the vehicle and trying to get it back into drive or into a gear to move it forward, at which point both officers discharged their firearms, fearing that she might keep going during a crowded day. >> chief suhr said brown had two felony rnt whats for her arrest -- warrants for her arrest. >> meantime, a different san francisco police shooting was the focus of this protest outside of the mission district station. protesters marked the first anniversary of the shooting death of 28-year-old alex
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nieto. police officers say officers responded to reports of a man acting erratically and she was shot after the taser she was holding was mistaken for a handgun. the four police officers were involved were cleared of wrong doing but the protesters are demanding a federal investigation. the frustration of a mother and a stepmother with a bully at a school in fresno landed both of them behind bars. after protesting and getting no results, the two women decided to go after the bullies of their 12-year-old son on their own. the two men were -- the two women were arrested. little league world series pitching star monet davis said she thinks the baseball player who posted a derogatory tweet about her should get a second chance. joey castleberry was banished
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from the baseball team in pennsylvania. this after calling her an offensive name on social media. yesterday, davis said she sent a letter to the school asking it to reinstate him. she told espn she believes everyone makes mistakes and went on to say, i know people get tired of seeing me on tv. bloomsburg issued a statement saying they are standing by the decision to keep castleberry off the team but applauded davis on her level of maturity. i wonder how she's doing with her baseball season. >> i imagine well. >> everyone is praising her as a human being, too. let's check back with sal. you taking care of our friends on highway 24? >> there are a lot of them. [laughter] >> we have a lot of friends on highway 24 this morningth they are all going -- morning. they are all going to the same place, oakland. as you drive through the tunnel, you will see traffic will be slow. here in pleasant hill, the
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traffic is moderate. there are no major problems but it will be busy. the traffic continues to be slow on the oakland side coming down the hill. also looking at the bay bridge toll plaza here, the traffic is backed up. it's better than it was. the traffic is still a little bit slow. it's backed up for a 15, 20 minute delay. san jose, northbound 85 -- northbound 280 is slow as well. so is northbound 101. as we look at the peninsula, i would say 101 is a lot slower than 280. you will see slowing on 280. let's go to steve in the weather center. good morning, we have mostly cloudy skies. been some pretty good rain to the north and maybe you just can't stand the weather. ♪ >> 1984. >> very good.
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very good. okay. mostly cloudy, drizzle on the coast. clouds, sun, light rain to the north. drizzle is near half moon bay and el granada. look at the rain. that's a warm system really impressive totals so far between 1 and 3 inches. that's good. that's good. we need it up there. we just need it down here as well. trying to get it past about willits and ukiah. it's trying. it's trying to get its act together. there's plenty to go upstream and some of it this is pushing in the low cloud deck. 50s on the temp. water temps continue to be above average. 55, 55, 56. bodega bay, 57 now. 55. still above average. 20s up in minneapolis, chicago,
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28. new york city was 10 and saratoga, new york this morning. look at the dividing line. there's not been one tornado in the united states so far. it's a record in march. the old record was on the 22nd. here we are heading into the 23rd and here we are on the 24th. this system may produce severe weather keeping an eye on the possibility. that's been a slow season for the severe in march. 40s, 50s to 60s down south. san francisco at 60. a lot of rain on the north coast. a little bit will make it clear. you can see some of that sweeping toward us. the bulk of this stays north. clouds and sun. some rain to the north. kind of mild to muggy. especially as you head toward the santa clara valley. a lot of cloud cover. 60s or very low 70s. temperatures still running a little bit above average. i will tell you, it's been tough to get any cold air in here for the longest time.
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mid-70s santa clara valley and water temps are still warm. more sunshine and then thursday and friday into the 80s. >> break out the summer dresses. >> getting there. >> okay. >> we just go with the flow, steve. [laughter] >> sometimes you have to. >> yeah. an incredible sight of migrating sharks. look at this. this is off the coast of louisiana. hundreds of them. i know. just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, tori. hundreds of sharks near grand isle, louisiana, probably looking for some lunch. the experts say the sharks migrate faster and faster south for the winter. they are following 1345u8er fish out there -- smaller fish out there that they can feast on. 8:22. well, from children services to safety, in 22 minutes, the specific programs that can see a boost under a new budget plan
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at all, even though fuel is the industry's biggest expense. and there's little hope things will get better for consumers because mergers over the last several years have left the nation with just four main airlines. delta, united, southwest, and american/u.s. airways. experts says with the four lines, it's unlikely prices will come down any time soon. rebecca and tori burch have released tech-driven bracelets and rings. it allows women to be more discreet during a date or important meeting. it's called the ringly. it connects to a smartphone using blue tooth technology. it will vibrate when there is a
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message. new privately run buses in san francisco really sparking a debate. after the break, the complaints of people living near the shuttle stops and what city leaders are doing today. a manhunt is underway for a jail inmate who escaped from custody last night. how he got away and what he may be wearing or not wearing.
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." it's tuesday, it's march 24th.
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i'm dave clark. thank you for joining us. let's check weather and traffic for you now. steve paulson says not bad. a lot of cloud cover rolling. not bad to the south. clouds to the north. that's correct. >> some breaks in the clouds for a while but i will tell you, it looks like we'll cloud up just heard from gary about 1,000 feet up. .03. so kind of drew the line around santa rosa, calistoga, that looks to be about right so far. there's plenty on the way coming in from the west- northwest. this is a good can overrunning system for the north coast. i think not a lot south. but there have been measurable amounts. ukiah, willits, it's been raining. it's hard to see but there's cloe clouds on the coast. 50s on the temps. a little breeze behind that for some. not for all. fairfield, 14. now gusting to 20. that's picked up. what's interesting is livermore says calm. jenny just said a pretty good
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breeze out here in pleasanton. it's isolated but for some there is there is a decent breeze. a lot of cloud cover and it will be raining. rain to the north. again, maybe northern sonoma, napa county. breezy for some. more sun to the south. highs today. 60s to 70s. all righty, sal. i haven't listened in the last 20 minutes. you tell me. things are a little slow, steve. if you are driving out to interstate 880, for example, you will notice the late oakland crowd getting up into the downtown area using 880 which is typical. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, there has been some improvement although there is still a wait there at the toll plaza. want to take a look at steady, slow traffic. we have to go no farther than the livermore valley on westbound 580. it's very slow. 680 is improving a little bit. it's slow through pleasanton. it gets better on the way to fremont. a lot of the people stuck on
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highway 4 at one point have made it onto 680, it's backed up from 242. 24 is slow. 8:41. back to the desk. >> thank you. new this morning, the investigation into that plane crash in the french alps, everyone on board is presumed to be dead. pam cook has been keeping an eye on the information coming in from europe. you've got an update from our newsroom. >> yeah, news an updates continue to come in from the command center that's been set up at the base of the mountains in the french alps. germanwings says that plane went into a long descent that lasted about eight minutes. the crash site has been located by a french military helicopter. that highlighter has reportedly been able to land near the crash site which is being described as a huge debris field with the biggest piece about the size of a small car. there are reports that 16 german students and two teachers were booked on that
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flight. but the official manifest has not been released. the french president has kong firned that there -- confirmed there were 144 passengers, two babies and six crew members on board the plane and that most of the people were from germany and spain. was thafling from spain to -- was traveling from spain to germany. there was a distress signal sent out. but they say there was no verbal from the cockpit and ground control before the crash. we're also learning more about the type of plane that went down. the airbus 320. it's described by aviation experts as an incredibly safe plane used around the world. this flight was operated by germanwings which is owned by lufthansa which is ranked one of the top airlines for safety and the company says the pilot has more than 10 years of flight experience. there is a lot of talk about weather, regarding weather the
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plane went down. we've been told that frenched a germen accident investigators are heading to the crash site at this moment. so we'll have updates throughout the day. >> thank you. 8:33. meantime, we have an update on that developing story in san francisco we've been telling you about. still at this point, no sign of an escaped inmate. alex savidge has been following the search all morning and says the inmate may have escaped because of a mistake at the jail. >> well, that inmate ran off while a deputy was escorting him to take out the trash last night here at the hall of justice. but sources say because this man was being held on federal charge, he shouldn't have been allowed to do that kind of work while in custody. he put into a call for a comment on the escape. here is a look at the man on the run. 26-year-old alexander santiago
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gonzalez. about 5'6", 180 pounds, he escaped from the hall of justice at about 8:45 last night. he apparently took off his orange jail jump suit after getting away and he was last seen wearing only his boxer shorts. now, authorities say a deputy was escorting him to the basement to take out the trash when the inmate took off running down the alley. the deputy chased after him but could not catch up to him. he was being held by u.s. marshals on drug trafficking and weapons charges and the u.s. marshals have been notified about his escape, so have other neighboring police department as well. if you spot him, you should immediately put in a call to 911. by the way, this is the second similar escape for the sheriff's department in less than a year here in san francisco. it was just last june when another inmate here at the hall of justice got away while taking out the trash. he was caught a short time later at a nearby homeless
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shelter. back to you. >> all right. 8:35. a san francisco preschool will be back in session for the first time today since a teacher was killed in a rockslide at point reyes national seashore. 58-year-old nancy blum taught at sara preschool in the presidio. the preschool was closed so the children and faculty could mourn her death. she was hiking with her boyfriend on saturday near arch rock when the cliff suddenly gave way causing her to fall about 60 feet. the national park service says the crack in the land was first discovered on wednesday, warning signs were posted but hikers still had access to the trail. point reyes officials are standing by their decision to keep the trail open. our time is 8:36. closing arguments set to start in san francisco in a closehy- watched sex discrimination trial. ellen powell is suing menlo
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park investment company, kleiner perkins for $16 million in lost wages. she says the company promoted male partners over equally qualified women. and then punished her when she complained about it. she was fired in 2012 after filing that lawsuit. now, over the weekend, the judge in the case issued a ruling that would allow powell to seek punitive damages which could possibly go as high as $144 million. it looked like a disaster at san jose airport. this was a staged exercise to set how the airport and first responders would handle an emergency. the scenario a boeing 767 striking a flock of birds while taking off. volunteers during yesterday's exercise pretended to be injured. the federal aviation administration requires airports to conduct these full- scale disaster drills once every three years. breaking news we're following in marin county where
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a search is underway for two lost hikers. they were reported missing above stinson beach on mount tam. the sheriff eight department has not yet released many -- sheriff avenue department has not released many details. but one of the hike sers a 23- year-old woman named jen and the other is a male named rob. we're waiting for a call back from the sheriff's department and will bring you more information when it comes in. there is a new plan to add solar panels at sacramento airport but it's raising major concerns. it's a plan that we're told would save the airport $15 million in energy costs over 20 years. but some people would -- are worried the panels will attract birds which can pose dangers to plane. >> the solar panels will look like water to them, attract them. there's all sorts of water around it. >> anything that goes under your port has to go through an
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analysis has to make sure it's not a wildlife attractant. >> they could be up and running sometime next year. in san francisco, new privately operated buses are sparking a heated debate. people in the marina district where the first buses are operating stay hiders standing in line for the shuttles are blocking their driveways. many have decided to use the bus service instead of muni because they say it cuts their commute time in half. this afternoon, the san francisco board of supervisors will ask for a hearing to regulate those buses. supervisors also say traffic studies must be conducted to determine the best solutions. time 8:39. it's a possible drawback to having an uncle who happens to be the president of the united states. how a threat against president obama's niece affected princeton's ncaa women's tournament game. >> reporter: we're live in san jose, where the mayor is going
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to be presenting his plan today on what the city should be spending its money on. there's actually a budget surplus this year. we'll tell you what he is proposing. good morning. we're looking at a commute where traffic is headed to the tunnel and we have quite a crowd here as you drive over to oakland. we'll tell you what's going on straight ahead. some sunbreaks but a lot of cloud cover coming in. some of this rain has moved into sonoma and napa county. we'll see if it will make it farther south.
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san jose struggled for years because of a budget shortfall. this year, there is a surplus. janine de la vega joins us live from san jose where you just spoke with the mayor about this. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, the mayor is going to be meeting with the city council later today to talk about the budget and wear he wants money spent. as you mentioned, there is a small budget surplus, 8.6 million and on the top of mayor sam liccardo's list is public safety, retaining and hiring police officers. we're joined by mayor sam
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liccardo right now. i know part of the plan, you talk about, you want to hire 26 additional community service officers. you want to maybe invest in buying body-worn cameras force the police officers. one of the big issues is resolving this issue between the police union and getting them to stay in the department. how do you plan on doing that? >> well, a critical path moving forward is negotiations. tomorrow we'll beginning negotiations. i'm certainly happy that our public safety unions are sitting down with us along with our employee groups starting tomorrow and we're gonna hopefully reach a compromise very quickly that will enable us to move forward. >> reporter: will money from the budget be going toward that? >> we have allocated funding to increase compensation. we know that's an issue. and so we're focused on doing what we can to better retain officers and expand the number of officers in this coming year. >> reporter: okay. and now besides public safety and the police officers, one of -- a few of the other issues is
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investing in homeless and street improvements. talk to me about what you hope to be spending money on. >> we know that safety has a lot of dimensions, we know that there are a lot of issues that folks are encounter now. we're doubling down on strategy for rapid rehousing for chronic homeless on the streets. we're focused on investments on in the future, everything from expanding library hours to six days a week to investing in teen jobs along with private sector partners to provide our teen a pathway to build a resume rather than a rap sheet. >> reporter: thank you, so much, mayor liccardo for talking with us about the budget he will propose this afternoon at 1:30 at the city council and then the public can come and hear about it at 7:00 tonight at city hall. 8:45. there was extra security at an
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ncaa women's tournament game because of a threat against president obama's niece. leslie robinson plays for princeton. the tigers lost to the university of maryland last night. police at the university say before the game, though, a woman left a voice mail message saying a man with a gun was driving on campus and she linked his appearance to the game and leslie robinson. undercover security officers were near the princeton near the game. president obama did not attend that game bun he did attend -- but he did attend the game on saturday. isn't michelle obama's brother -- >> the coach. >> the basketball coach. >> very good player. >> leslie robinson did not play in the game. >> she did not. >> she did not play. didn't even come out. sal is coming out, though, how is the toll plaza? >> it's a little bit crowded. it's improved. we'll show you the toll plaza in a moment. i want to show you the process of getting to the toll plaza on the eastshore freeway.
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things have become better. but it's still slow, especially in richmond, as you head west. when you do get to that toll plaza, you will see some improvement than what we had at 7:30, especially on the left- hand side. but there's still a lot of slow traffic there. san jose in the south bay, slow traffic here on 101, especially. it's pretty solid from 280 up to mountain view and southbound 101 slows from menlo park area down into palo alto. and 580 is getting better but slow through dublin. let's go out and take a look at the weather today. here's steve. >> we do have a lot of cloud cover rolling in. a few breaks but the breeze has picked up especially towards fairfield and vacaville. now, a lot of locations say calm. there are a few areas that show mostly cloudy. a few sunbreaks in the morning. but mostly cloudy to cluedy. as we if into later this afternoon. some light rain has made it into the hills of calistoga. at least a little bit.
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i think some will make it to santa rosa. you can see why. plenty of cloud cover rolling in. there's been hefty totals for the folks on the north coast. i think 1 to it 3 inches of rain. i think gasky is 3 inches. ukiah, .10 and lake county, we're getting reports of some light rain. not a lot showing here but some of that has drifted south. some of it below the radar beam. the heavier as will be north -- amounts will be on the north. oakland, hayward, sfo, 59. livermore, 55. west, 14 gusts to 20 at travis. a little south at concord. now, again, the deeper moisture, the heavier moisture stays to the north. cloudy to the north. a few sunbreaks to the south. a lot of cloud cover rolling in here. clouds and some sun but more clouds to the north. they will sha cloudy to mostly cloudy all -- they will stay
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cloudy to mostly cloudy. kind of a cool day up to ukiah and clearlake. upper 60s to near 70 degrees for some. might be one of those rare days when it's warmer in downtown napa and st. helena. 67 alameda. 72 brentwood but with the delta breeze there. upper 60s low 70s look to be the best bet. after tomorrow, though, we start to warm things up and it could be warmer than this. there could be record highs. it will be really warm. muggy warm and -- >> i don't think muggy warm. could be 85, 86s there. >> not ready for that. thank you, steve. 8:49. another surprise announcement from angelina jolie. after the break, the new measures the actress took to decrease her risk of getting cancer.
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house. the president has been meeting with secretary of state john kerry and other top administration officials at camp david. he also visited the pentagon and thanked u.s. troops for their service in his country. the president has requested the u.s. slow down the withdrawal of its remaining 10,000 troops in afghanistan and that's part of his discussions with president obama today and a topic of his remarks before a joint meeting of congress tomorrow. israel is denying a report in the wall street journal that it spied on the negotiations over iran's nuclear program involving the u.s. and other world powers. the newspaper says israel contained confidential information about the negotiations as part of an efeffort by benjamin netanyahu to build opposition to any deal. reportedly, the u.s. learned about the spying through intercepted israeli communications but israeli officials say they got the information about the negotiations from other sources
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and not from spying. angelina jolie just dropped another surprise about her latest attempt to avoid cancer. in a candid essay for the new york times, the 39-year-old revealed she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week. angelina jolie made the decision after recent test found indications that could be signs of earlier ovarian cancer. two years ago, the actress underwent a preventive double mastectomy after doctors discovered a mutation in a gene that increased her chances of breast cancer by 87%. a young pennsylvania girl is praised this morning. her school bus crashed into a house this morning and she helped get her classmates off that bus. now, it hatched in bluebell, virginia, just outside of pennsylvania. look at the pictures. nine students on that bus from kindergarteners up to 8th graders. witnesses says after the crash one of the girls opened a back door on the bus and told
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everybody to get out. one boy suffered a bloody nose. near were people inside the house at the time. they were not hurt. it's not clear why the bus crashed but one witness said the driver may have blacked out. we're following developing news from oakland as we speak. police are investigating a death near lake merritt. homicide detectives are going over evidence in the area of east 18th street. now, they've confirmed one person is dead but we don't know how he died. we have a ktvu crew at the scene. bring you the latest on this coming up at noon. two college students from the north bay are getting the experience of a lifetime. mary and alex attend sonoma state university. two of their short films have been selected for the prestigious cannes film festival in the south of france. the short films are action thrillers and were picked out of thousands of entries. >> i think about it every day and go, i can't believe this is
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happening. this is such a dream come true. >> before they can go to the festival, they have to raise money to get -- in order to get there. they have created a gofundme page for airfare, lodging and other expenses. we've put a link at ktvu.com. go to the north bay news section. hundreds of people were at san francisco's war memorial operahouse for the u.s. premiere of the new season of the hit tv show "game the throwns." the stars of the -- "game of thrones." the stars walked a black carpet, not a red carpet. the season starts april 12th on hbo. a spokesperson for the network says the series has a huge fan base in san francisco. so it made a lot of sense to have the premiere in san francisco. black carpet event was streeged live on the show's facebook page -- streamed live on the show's took page. three bay area science students spent the day in washington, d.c. with the president at the white house. >> these young scientists and
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engineers teach us something beyond the specific topics that they are exploring. they teaching us how to question assumptions to wonder why something is the way it is and how we can make it better. >> this is the fifth annual white house science fair. this year, 35 science teams were given the opportunity to bit their work inside the white house. and the warriors can clinch their first tight until nearly 40 years with a win tonight. they beat the wizards last night while honoring the franchise's only west coast championship team from 1975. steph curry led points including a trio of three pointers. clay thompson scored 8 points. the warriors play portland tonight in oregon. >> a souvenir to the 75 team. this is the rick berry
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bobblehead. >> wow. >> standard free throw. >> and it has the city on it. >> there it is. a souvenir. >> actually, yes, it was. dave, that hair on rick berry looks real. >> well, it is real. he's shaking his head, yes, sal. good morning, everybody. i kid. i kid. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you will see some slow traffic here still in the middle of the lanes. no major problems getting into san francisco. 880 northbound and southbound, southbound looks okay but southbound traffic is slowing down near where the warriors blay. 580 has not cleared out. but cities illslow from livermore to -- but it's still slow from livermore to pleasanton. let's go to steve. we have a lot of cloud cover over us. some rain to the north. not a lot. but temperatures will be in the
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60s, 70s. a rapid warmup starts tomorrow and then thursday, friday, maybe record highs. >> all right, steve. rick berry said it's okay for him. >> well, i mean -- where did you get this [laughter] >> the warriors sent it to us. we had it. and it's a good luck charm. >> keep the head bobbing and i'm sure they win tonight and clinch the title that will do it for us. thanks for watching, everyone. hope you have a great day. >> bye now.
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