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school. it allows allows for medical exemption. the lawmaker who wrote the bill says it is necessary to keep kids safe. >> i am hopeful as it goes to the governor's desk, he will look at the science and the importance of protecting all of our children. >> we get more now on the developments from ktvu's allie rasmus live with how parents are reacting. >> reporter: the reaction from most parents here in berkeley was positive. they said recent outbreaks like measles and whooping cough got them sinking about the vaccine issue and they are glad the bill is on the governor's desk. >> reporter: if governor jerry brown signs the bill it will become more difficult for parents to opt out by claiming a personal belief exemption. >> i think it is a great idea as a teacher. i want my students to be safe.
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>> reporter: those who agree with the idea applauded the bill. >> no denying kids spread diseases. the bill has many opponents. thousands of parents rallied for months while the bill was under debate. >> everyone should have a choice. >> reporter: if the bill becomes laws kids who are not vaccinated would have to get a medical exemption or be home schooled. >> it will be much more difficult not to imuinize. >> reporter: if the governor signs the bill he believes it will prevent future outbreaks. . >> the issue is one of a facts and knowledge over fear and ignorance and the public health concern is over riding. >> reporter: the governor has 12 days to sign the bill. whether or not he will they
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said the governor considers vaccines important and that he will give this bill careful consideration. we will have to wait and see. >> what is an example, what is something that qualifies as a medical exemption? >> the bill is very open ended about that. it leaves it up to the doctor to determine what qualifies as a medical exemption. doctors we talked to said it could be a child undergoing chemo, it could be a child that had a reaction to vaccines in the past or as abegg allergy -- an egg allergy. >> all right. thank you. university of california at berkeley is facing a lawsuit involving three former students who say the school didn't do enough to investigate their claims they were sexually assaulted. ktvu's rob roth is with us now with more on it lawsuit and how the university is responding.
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>> reporter: three university of california at berkeley students say they were sexually assaulted are suing because they claim the administration failed to investigate their complaints and protect them. >> reporter: she says there may be a problem with her senior year at university of california at berkeley because the student who says sexually assaulted her is allowed back on campus. >> receiving an education at berkeley is a privilege and i don't understand why somebody like this should be allowed to have that privilege. >> the university won't comment but the student pleaded guilty to assault, not sexual assault, sentenced probation. before the suspension she dreaded seeing him. >> i just feel sick to my stomach. i would skip classes for the rest of the day. >> reporter: she one of three who filed a lawsuit against the
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board. the lawsuit claims they had to wait months before hearing word about they they were handling their complates. >> they need -- complaints. >> they need to institute policies. >> reporter: university of california at berkeley said working with students, faculty and staff we made great strides on this front including adding two new positions to help victims and investigate. >> berkeley will tell you they are doing better now but it is not. >> reporter: students filed a complaint asking the department of education toinvestigate the university -- to investigate the university. . >> to be honest, i don't want to be here today. i am frustrated. i am angry. i am sad. i am disappointed that i need be here to do what is the right
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thing. >> they would like to see experts brought in to help adjudicate claims. >> thank you. firefighters in santa clara county are looking into what caused a wildfire today. 5 acres burned along the coyote reservoir road in gilroy. there is no word of damage or injuries and no word on what started the fire. that fire is another reminder of the dangers we are facing. firefighters are concerned, ktvu's john sasaki is live with the warning tonight from firefighters about fireworks and the problems they pose. john? 78 one of -- >> reporter: one of the problems was over the weekend, a small fire that may have been sparked by fireworks. >> reporter: you can see the burned out area and you can see
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how much housing is around it. >> any vegetation is prime to burn. that scares us. especially with illegal fireworks. >> reporter: saturday morning fire burned a half acre. witnesses told firefighters they heard popping from fireworks before it started. >> be extra cautious this 4th of july with the drought. >> last week the high temperatures, low humidity and winds fanned multiple fires and the conditions are due to return later in the week. closer to independence day officials are growing more concerned about fireworks. >> for their safety and also for the potential for wildfires in california and the bay area. >> reporter: the sales of fireworks are on again in dublin, including at this stand. this is one of the safe and sane fireworks. how do you know? it has this seal from the fire
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marshal that says safe and sane. all do. they are illegal in most counties but that didn't stop people from shopping. including one man from concord. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> we used to shoot them up in the skies. pretty crazy. >> we do it every year. tradition. but safely. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the biggest concern is fireworks that are illegal. like these that explode. every year you can see lots of fireworks like thes over san jose, oakland and other cities creating major concerns. . >> sparklers are considered safe and sane but are they really safe in these dry conditions? >> reporter: they are safe if you use them properly but they could be very dangerous. they do cause a hot of
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injuries. more than half injuries among kids under 5 caused by sparklers. they can burn 3,000 degrees and set clothes on fire or start a fire. >> popular among kids. thank you. chief meteorologist bill martin is joining us now with a look at -- not going to get better for firefighters. >> here i go. we are -- crazy that we have 4 4th of july, a climate that -- 4th of july is great, the fireworks -- look what is outside? the brush out there. if you are involved in fireworks, be very careful. go to organized programs. it is fun. i did the same thing. but we really realize what is going on. especially with the drought. we need to be extra careful. what is happening right now, all this warm air is coming up from the desert southwest. like this. you can see it coming up in the form of high clouds, moisture
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and surface heat. vegas right now, hot, 107 degrees. all the purple areas are following that flow into the central valley. what we will see into the next couple days will be this balance of the hot and cold. there will be a sea breeze. this line, right? east of the hills, east of the valley, where the heat will be. no red flag warnings but the fire danger will come up and we will see the highest temperatures we have seen all year to date. when i come back i will be more specific. it will get hot. towards the 4th of july it will get better. >> thank you. download our ktvu weather app for the latest on the conditions and the fire danger. we are also posting updates to twitter and facebook. stocks had their worse day
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of the year today amid concerns about greece's debt debt crisis. the dow is down 350 to 17,596. the nasdaq is down 122 to 4,958. the s&p is down 43 to 2,057. other factors were puerto rico's announcement it couldn't make its debt payments. city counsel meeting getting underway is expected to be packed with residents trying to save their mobile home park. 400 low-income residents live at the mobile home park. the owners want to sell the land for development. he has allocated $14 million to save the park on the condition the city counsel match that money dollar for dollar. the city counsel is expected to discuss the proposal tonight. an agreement to protect the floorests at the san francisco flow -- florists at the san francisco flower mart. what will happen when a new
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technology office complex is built at the current site. both sides seemed optimistic about the deal. >> tenants will be voting on whether -- [ indiscernible ] >> it locks in affordable rents and a -- [ indiscernible ] >> developers say they will start the permitting process and hope to open the doors on a new building in 2019. free water during the drought and helping homeowners keep their lawns green. >> we may be at the tipping point of recycled water mania. a coast guard helicopter makes a hard landing at sfo.
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for over 60,000 california foster children, having necessary school supplies can mean the difference between success and failure.
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the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.
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a coast guard helicopter made a hard landing this afternoon at san francisco international airport on a tar mark at the north end of the airport around 3:00 p.m. a two person crew was doing testing, hovering 10 feet off the ground when it dropped to the ground. sky fox 2 was over head after the crash. all crew members walked away from the landing. one person did suffer a minor injury. the incident had no effect on operations at the airport. considering funding body cameras for the california highway patrol. it would cost $50 million to proceed every office with a body camera program. they cost $400 apiece. another expense is downloading
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and storing video. >> they store that and a lot of places store it for a year, sometimes 5 years. it chews up a lot of data. that is where your costs are. >> he says the state doesn't have to do it on its own. they can look at the police departments that use body cameras and then make a deration as to what works best -- deration as to what works best. free water, a program helping residents keep their lawns green. that program is one-year-old and tonight we learned it is expanding. ktvu's tom vacar shows us how it all works. >> reporter: as they have for a year now, hundreds of trucks came to the -- [ indiscernible ] >> i think the drought made us have to shift our thought about water and how important it is to use the right water for the right purposes. >> reporter: this morning a
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smaller station opened 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on monday, wednesday and friday. >> i live a mile away from here. i make several trips because i do my neighbor's yards to keep them green. makes the block look better. >> 81% of operations are recycled water. we are glad residents have a chance to pick it up. >> reporter: at most stations you must pre-register but after that there is no limit to the number of times you can return. >> i think it is a great idea -- i don't know why -- [ indiscernible ] >> they pump theirs into the bay. >> reporter: they are selling food grade plastic tanks. $125 each. $40 for plasting drums. >> we can -- plastic drums. >> we can say it is 10 times our business. >> watering two days a week.
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short periods of time. this is a great program. allowing people who want to join the program to keep things green. >> reporter: how much water has been given away? consider this, 6 million gallons. it would be 1-1/2 times full. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. a handful of other water districts do this type of recycled water. you will be wanting to drink more water in the next few days. bill martin is in the weather center. some people argue what is hotter 90, i think we agree --
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is what, 90, i think we can agree. [ talking at the same time ] >> 92 degrees isn't hot. 93 antioch. tomorrow, these numbers will go upwards 101, 102, 103. and wednesday, 106 or more. some of the air quality takes a hit here. not bad. you can see haze in the atmosphere. that is from the morning commute. the flow -- everything is coming up over the top. at the surface the hot air in vegas works its way towards the central valley and that heats things up as well. that is where the main sheet coming from. warm now but it will be hot tomorrow. the pattern is changing into the next couple days. we will see this high pressure send the heat in from the desert southwest, it will press
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towards the bay. the winds draw a line here. and it is not unusual. typical for this time of year. chance of thunderstorms. heat trying to escape the central valley. it will have a hard time. the sea breeze pushes it back. this is inland. tomorrow warmer. wednesday the hottest day of the week with temperatures on wednesday buck six. maybe more. you could see 109. something like that on wednesday. fog foot print tomorrow. sea breeze is getting cut off. still there. not as powerful. there is the purples. the 100s working their way in. coolness at the coast. the sea breeze takes effect in here. once you get in the north bay you will bump into the mid-90s, upper 90s. hundred hundred 3 vac -- 103 vacaville. cities like hayward, oakland, they don't have air
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conditioning, they don't need it. heat advisory comes about when the cities get near upper 90s, low 100s. san jose 91. hot in san jose on tuesday and wednesday. not seeing the heat advisory concerns. san francisco 70 degrees. heat advisory is about people, where we live, it will be hot, but not as hot as antioch and fairfield. the big city populations, san jose, san francisco, are spared. 4th of july cools down, fire danger, this is the deal, we will see fires in the next couple days. it will be that hot. >> friends, family in the central valley, they could be getting the phone calls, i want to go to the beach -- [ talking at the same time ] >> you want to go to the beach. it will be 65. >> nike fresno -- like fresno
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hot. [ talking at the same time ] still ahead the world series sign a key player from their world championship team and team u.s.a. is getting ready for their world cup match with germany tomorrow. >> now to the news room, keba arnold is here with a look at what we are working on for ktvu fox 2 news at 7:00 p.m. >> coming up, we will have coverage of the hard landing of a cost guard helicopter at sfo. also, britney spears' latest wrap song. why this friendship wasn't a success. we get the details from tmz. p.m. on tv 36.
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good news for the warriors today. >> they are off on their off season projects. one this isuse got settled -- one of the major issues got settled today. good news for one more space. this guy turned in so many great performances with quick punch off the bench. averaged 10 points a game. because they did exercise their option he will make $3.8 million next year. good news for the warriors, good news for him. good guy. mean time, you may know, team u.s.a. women's world cup they will be at it tomorrow. this could have been a great finalists. germany is number one in the world. team u.s.a. number two. team u.s.a. has been stingy with the goals.
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not allowed opponents to score in 333 minutes. hope solo in goal. she is ready to protect the net tomorrow. >> they will bring it. they are organized. hard too break down. they know how to attack. i could talk all day about the strength tase bring but it is about how -- strengths they bring but it is about how they play. >> the game starts at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. number one in the world. versus united states. number two in the semi final. speaking of number one, that would be serena williams. she has been notorious for getting off to bad starts. down 3-1, and won 11-13 games to put away her opponent. she is off to a good start over
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all anyway. mean time, on the men's side of the net, the defending champion, novak djokovic off to a great start. novak djokovic polishes him off in straits. 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. no one no one mead roger federer -- novak djokovic beat roger federer. the a's taking on the rockies tonight. highlights at 10:00 p.m. that is the sporting life. >> rockies had to drive across the bridge. >> nice road trip for them. played the giants all weekend, everything is cool. giants beat them 2-3. hope the a's have the same success. >> thank you. coming up tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news, a san francisco institutions moving out. inside as the jeweler prepares to leave. what we learned about the
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market forcing the move and the jeweler's new home. this story and much more coming up tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news and heather holmes is checking out -- checking out that story. >> thank you for making ktvu channel 2 news your choice for news. we are always here for you on www.ktvu.com and you can follow us on twitter and facebook. thank you for joining us. see you tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> good night.
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come on, boys! it's leap day, not sleep day! - whoo! - (claps hands) i love leap day! (chuckles) it's kind of a big deal in the dunphy house. this year, we even got manny involved. you're given this gift of 24 extra hours. you can't waste it at work or school. you have to do something extraordinary, - something shocking. - mm. this year, the entire family is taking a trapeze class. - how extraordinary is that? - it was my idea. how shocking is that? i can be spontaneous every four years. i can't wait. leap day is stupid. you're not understanding the logic behind it. a year is actually 365.25 days. every four years we gain one day. if we didn't adjust the calendar in, say, 40 years,

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