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there is also virtual reality for the films. nicholas cage will be honored with the maverick spirit award. >> this is music to my ears. i actually recorded some of my two little boys school concerts not long ago. i'm honored to share it with you because we are at the very beginning of music in our schools month. can i tell you -- >> i love it. >> i am a band mom through and through. >> sounds good. >> two trumpets in our house.
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when i think about what music has brought to our lives, it an aspect of their joy and a challenge. it is an hear sore for us. but it has enriched the whole family. i can't say enough thank you to mr. hairington and the music teachers out there. >> nice work, mr. harrington. >> we have a guitar for my daughter and we have dance parties after dinner. >> we have a piano. >> good. very classy. i like it. i have to say, when we were in the band concert, there was a feeling of cohesion among the parents. it is the happiness of our children but more the safety and security. they feel so loved while on the stage as they should every moment of the school day. in florida, there was an out pouring of love and support to the teachers and students returning to class for the first time since the mass
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shooting at stoneman douglas high school. just minutes ago, school actually wrapped up for the day and students are leaving. this comes as the debate over gun control is gaining momentum across the country. phil keating brings us more from parkland, florida. >> reporter: students in parkland, florida, returning back to school wednesday morning, just two weeks after the horrific school shooting that left 17 people dead. >> i'm nervous as a parent. my heart is racing as i drop him off today. he's nervous. we need some form of security moving forward. >> reporter: police cars have agencies all across south florida on hand for increased security. school officials told students this day is about emotional comfort, not curriculum. no backpacks needed. >> i think it's going to be sad. but i know that all my teachers and friends will be there to support each other. so i hope that it works out. >> reporter: the principal of the school tweeted, quote, everyone will start in fourth
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block as we reclaim the nest. the fourth block is the period when the shooting happened. this comes as the political backlash on gun rights and gun control continues across the country. wednesday morning, the popular dick's sporting goods announced they will no longer be selling assault-style rifles and they will no longer sell firearms of any kind to anyone under 21. this on the heels of florida's governor announcing a new school safety plan which would include increasing funding and treatment for mental health issues. as well as adding at least one armed officer for every florida school. >> this is the most important thing to do in the state. we have got to keep our kids safe. >> reporter: the mood amongst the students this morning heading back to their classrooms certainly uneasy. a little nervous. but for the most part, they seem to be relieved just to be back at school, back with their friends as they now try to begin their new normal. in parkland, florida, phil
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keating, ktvu fox 2 news. and as phil just mentioned, dick's sporting goods has decided to stop selling assault- style rifles at all stores. >> it was prompted by the mass shooting in florida. >> alex savidge is live in santa rosa with the ceo's explanation on taking this stance. alex. >> reporter: good morning to all of you. it certainly is a strong stance being taken by the owner of dick's. he is a gun owner and a strong supporter of the second amendment but he does not want to be part of the problem when it comes to gun violence in the country. he has decided that all stores across the country will stop selling assault rifles like the ar-15, which was used in the florida shooting. in response to growing calls for gun control ceo edward stack said? a statement today, quote, we have heard you. the nation has heard you. he has already decided that his stores will stop selling any guns to people under 21 years of age and they will also stop
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selling high capacity magazines. it turns out the accused florida shooter bought a gun from a dick's store last year. although it was not the weapon used during the rampage at the high school in parkland. dick's main stores had already stopped selling assault rifles after the sandy hook massacre in 2012. but those weapons remained on the shelves at dick's outdoor chain called field and stream. there are no field and stream locations here in california. people we're talking to this morning in santa rosa say a move like this potentially could make a difference. >> it's a good start. that's the only place that i know of right now that has done that. so i don't know. that stuff has been happening a lot lately. i don't know. at least it is a start. that's all i can say. >> reporter: now, much of what the ceo of dick's has decided to do is sort of a moot point
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here in california because our state law already bans the sale of assault rifles anyway. so those types of weapons would not be for sale at dick's stores in the state. again, this -- those weapons were only being sold at field and stream schools and there are up in of those stores in california. the decision to raise the age to 21 to buy a gun at a dick's store, that has an impact in the state. the ceo knows that he is wading into the raging gun control debate in the country. he knows there may be backlash. but he says the decision that he has made is a permanent one. >> alex savidge, thank you. straight to the question of the day. with dick's announcement this morning, we've been asking you, tuesday a retailer's stance on gun control affect your buying
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decision. 53% say yes. 47% say no. so many tweets. citizens and retailers have power. der the ones who make an -- we are the ones who make an impact. that's when we will see an impact on gun reform. >> somebody else on twitter said, and this is how the free market works many i'm a pro gun person and i respect dick's for making a decision that is reasonable. i will continue to shop there. >> i don't mind that they don't sell to anyone under 21 but i don't care for their knee jerk reaction. >> thank you for the use of the tvu #ktvuthe 9. it would bring together teachers, parents, doctors and gun dealers to come with solutions on how to protect schools and prevent future mass shootings. the supervisors want the summit to be scheduled within the next 60 days. today's return by students
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in florida is raising questions and concerns about their healing process and their mental well being. >> issues that are being addressed at tonight's demi lovato concert in san jose. before the show, there will be a mental wellness session. >> mike bear has more than a decade of experience in mental health. he joins us live to talk about what is happening here at home and in florida. thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> if we could start in florida. we saw so much support for the students and teachers going back to school today. i'm concerned about what that's going to look like two weeks or two months from now. can you talk about how long this is going to stay with those young people? >> you know, we just had a concert two days ago and we flew out six of the students from parkland. and we actually had a panel. and that night raised money to
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provide, you know, really sophisticated ptsd care. so for us, it is more about how to provide the right healing. and those were our guest speakers two days ago. and it's really about how can they get the best possible care back home so they have the right healing. >> mike, what have you learned over the years about what it takes to get people -- i wouldn't say back to normal. but to get people to the point where they can put it behind them to live their normal lives. i know that unfortunately these incidents have happened, you know, quite a bit now. have you learned anything over your time doing this? >> i mean, i think it is a few things. one is time heals. in a lot of ways it is like when you get surgery and you get a major surgery, you're not going to, you know, come back and be able to function the same way. so it is about how do you get the right -- the brain is a muscle just like any other muscle in the body.
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it really is about how do you get that muscle to become healthy again. what type of treatments are you receiving. what type of therapies are you receiving. and everyone is different. everyone's recovery looks different. it really is about trying and working with the right professionals. >> and, mike, with the students going back to class today in florida, is it important for teachers now to get involved when it comes to educating students about mental illness and really trying to reduce the bias that surrounds it moving forward? >> you know, i don't know whose responsibility is. in this situation i'm really focused on how to provide the right healing to the people that are affected before jumping into, you know, anything that is more political or how do we -- right now i think the focus should really be about how do we help people heal. >> when it comes to concert venues, you mentioned the one a
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couple nights ago. demi lovato playing in the bay area. is that the right venue to educate people about this? >> yeah. in terms of mental health, you mean? >> yes. >> yeah. it is the best venue on the planet. how do you take pop culture with mental health and combine them so it is actually cool. you know, in pop culture today, a lot of it is about how does your body look, cover of magazines, not how do you gain insight into yourself. so by us bringing in some of our special guests who are really well known, it allows -- it is totally free if anyone be is going to the concert. it really helps people realize it is cool to work on yourself and look at your issues. if it is depression or just how do i have a better day when i wake up in the morning. i'm thinking back to a young pop star. britney spears 15 years ago people said she had a
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breakdown. she shaved her head. when the public puts those words, breakdown, she is going crazy, how does that affect someone who truly may or may not need help themselves? >> i mean, everyone is different. plenty of people have -- you look today in the united states and how many people are in psychiatric institutions. i mean, you even look at addiction. 125 people died every day last year. and so to me it's like the problem is when we don't have compassion for others. >> yeah. >> that we're not operating from a place of love. when we're trying to exploit. the example that you just brought up, i wonder how many people in the media are looking at how do we help this person. >> yeah. >> instead of how do we make it a story. so to me it is about how do we come together to help each other? that's what we do at cast on
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tour. that's what we will do today. >> thank you so much, mike, for your time. have a good evening tonight. >> thanks, mike. >> thank you. coming up in a moment on mornings on 2 the 9, a substitute teacher accused of slapping a student with special needs. the parent is now questioning how the school handled the situation.
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at that town hall meeting. police accused joel armstrong of shooting two people and then killing one of them following an argument in city's panhandle. the footage shows how police tracked the suspect from there to an rv at a homeless encampment. the suspect remained inside after three surrendered. during the standoff, armstrong shot at officers and officers returned fire and eventually armstrong surrendered. the vallejo police department claims that a substitute teacher hit a special needs student. >> the mother of the 6-year-old boy wants the teacher, the school and thetrick-or-treat to be held accountable. >> cristina rendon says there are questions surrounding how the incident was handled even though the teacher is no longer on campus. >> my son was like, mommy, miss patty hit me in my face. >> reporter: cell phone pictures shared by hawkins show
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her 6-year-old son named famous after he was allegedly slapped on the cheek by a substitute teacher. >> we don't send our kids to school to get slapped. >> reporter: it happened last friday in vallejo where her son is a special needs student. he has a learning disability. hawkins doesn't know what led up to the incident but her son says he asked the teacher for space before he was allegedly hit. >> all because he wanted some space. how can you not understand that? he is six years old h it comes to special ed kids, you have to be well trained to cope with them. and you have to keep your composure. >> reporter: hawkins is furious with how this was handled. she says school officials called her but no one else. >> everybody is confused on why it happened and why didn't the school call the police? why was she able to leave the campus freely without being in handcuffs. >> reporter: she filed a complaint with the school
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district and police. a district spokeswoman released a statement saying they were saddened to hear that a teacher reportedly struck a student and safety is the top priority. the teacher was identified as a substitute and immediately pulled from the site. hawkins says an apology isn't enough to calm her son's fears. >> for him to break down like he did monday morning, when the bus pulled up, and he was scared to go on the bus because he didn't want to see the lady because he didn't want to get slapped again, that's hurtful as a parent to know that my son used to love going to school and now he is traumatized. >> reporter: vallejo police are classific it as an assault investigation and the school is cooperating. meanwhile hawkins wants someone to be accountable and is looking into possible legal action against the district. cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. tonight there will be a forum featuring four of the candidates for mayor of san francisco.
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the candidates will appear at the forum at 7:00 at the united irish cultural center in san francisco. >> mark leno wants london breed's acting mayor title removed from the june ballot. he has asked the court to direct the department of elections to remove the designation. breed was acting mayor when she filed to enter the mayor's race and a spokesperson for breed says the candidate has no problem being listed on the ballot as president of the board of supervisors but that it is up to the department of elections to make the change. there's a crash in san rafael right now that is blocking the lanes. it looks like we may have zeroed in on -- i think that we may have zeroed in on the crash. it looks like we're just behind it here. southbound 101, san rafael fire department reports a multi car accident. and chp is reporting major injuries. if you're driving in san rafael from novato to san rafael, you will see that it might be a little glow this is a good time
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to remind people of tomorrow morning's very wet commute, to leave extra time for. >> when it is raining and your windshield wipers are on, you need the headlights on. that is state law. >> you will be here at 4:00 a.m. getting us out the door. a rise in childhood obesity. we will talk to a specialist about what parents need to watch out for and what factors may be fueling the trend. okay mcdonald's. i see your one, two and three dollar deals. tell you what, i'll raise you five. introducing value jack's way. five great ways to save.
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like jack's one-of-a-kind breakfast pockets for $2 each. three of jack's famous tacos and a small drink for $3! or a classic bonus jack combo for $5! it's like i tell jack jr., it's all about big values, jr. prices. >> according to recent reports, america is losing the battle against childhood obesity. the journal of pediatrics says among ages two to five, the obesity rate jump from 9 to 14%. >> they're calling for further efforts to fight childhood obesity because research shows that overweight children toned be overweight adults and have more health risks. >> let's talk about this with a pediatric specialist. she just conducted a study
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about the characteristics of young children with severe obesity. she is joining us live on the 9 to talk about a study that doesn't surprise many of us but concerns all of us. >> thank you so much. i'm happy to see this is catching everyone's attention. it really is one of the most important health issues that we're facing right now. >> what are some of the factors that go into the increase in childhood obesity. >> we have to take a look at the big picture. we know that for a while about a third of all kids are overweight or obese. about one in five are actually obese, in that higher category. you know, we've been watching it climb slowly for about 20 years now. for a little while, around 2012, we were hopeful that maybe it was slowing down. and this late research that came out in pediatrics alongside my article shows that we're not out of the woods. >> at what age do you start seeing the problems? is it kindergarten, second grade or all of the above? >> we see kids who are overweight and obese from an
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early age, from infancy to when they are two. a lot of times it tends to be an elementary school, around third grade, that a lot of people come together and say maybe this is kind of an issue. maybe my child -- maybe they're not just a little chubby with baby fat. >> is that too late though? some people say it is baby fat. it is harmless. he will grow out of it. it is harder tacoma a third grader's habit. >> it is easier to change a third grader than a 30-year- old. >> that is true. >> when sal read the numbers. my first reaction was like whatever. 2 to 5. >> really. >> yeah. i have a 5-year-old. you're growing up. maybe -- you say catching it too late. i'm aware of getting outside and being healthy that way as well as good food. but to me if my daughter or son -- i don't mow what classifies as being obese at two to three years old. am i wrong in that reaction?
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i don't really seem to care at that age. >> it was really a category that broke our heart. for a while we thought the rate was slowing down. the two to five-year-olds are the only ones -- we were thinking they were starting to go down. this late research shows no they're going up like everyone else. and to answer your question, you put it into perspective. for a 4-year-old -- 4-year- olds, there can be a big range in their height. but a 4-year-old who weighs -- who is average height, stone cold in the middle and weighs about 40 pounds will be in that obese category. but, you know, 50 pounds, then they're in that severe obesity category. >> is it about healthy food. >> it is about everything.
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we are surrounded by fast food. there is sugar in everything. it is a miracle that every kid is not overweight. >> it is interesting that all of this money is being dumped into better foods in schools. i agree that. in some cases people say we didn't have pe today. right. should there not be another more money being dumped in to make sure that we have ed kiters that especially force pe in all of the schools. >> we need so much support object this. years ago kids had pe every day. and now there are rare schools that have pe every day. a lot of times i hear from families that they have a particularly motivated principal or teacher that on their own time. >> right. >> does extra stuff with their kids. it shouldn't be reliant on that. >> right. >> this should be a right for all kids. >> finally, doctor, can you speak to the parents who may be overweight themselves and looking at their overweight 6- year-old saying, i don't want to make him or her feel bad. if the problem isn't under
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control in my own body, how can i put that on my child. >> i always tell families that you have to think of this as an issue for the whole family. the last thing you want to hear is this is susie's diet because the doctor said she weighs too much. it is important tore families to normalize that everybody should eat healthy. they shouldn't be eating cheetos every day either, even if they don't have a weight problem. if i only have 30 seconds to give you a recommendation, like now, i say you really have to focus on what your kids are drinking. you can pack in a lot of calories in a beverage. a lot of people are getting the message about soda not being good for kids. you think of how many oranges you have to squeeze to fill up eyeglass juice. that's right. >> i can drink that down with my breakfast. >> absolutely. >> and not think anything about it. >> water and milk. >> absolutely. >> and 1%.
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>> 1%. >> okay. what a good conversation. dr. june, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> coming up in just a moment on mornings on 2, the new information about ice raids across northern california. next the number of people arrested and the backlash aimed at oakland's mayor libby schaaf. a department looking at arming its officers with ar-15. the assault style weapons that the chief is asking for and the reason behind it.
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>> cold weather this late in the winter, is that unusual? and is it going to go away? >> it will get warmer tomorrow. then the cold air filters back in friday and saturday. we won't warm up that much, sal. we have clouds increasing. partly sunny, mostly cloudy. the precip will show up later than sooner. it is on its way tonight and tomorrow morning. it will be a tough -- tough commute tomorrow morning. around 3500, 3800 feet, santa cruz mountains, mount diablo, then below 3,000, mount tam. if it gets below that, then
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your grizzly peak. if it gets below that, believe me, we will be leading the news with it. chloe loves clouds. get ready. cobb mountain by the way is taller. 4700 feet that. is one of the tallest around. there is a winter storm warning out for the mountains of lake county. rain looks pretty good. i would say half an inch farthest to the south. santa cruz mountains might take the brunt of it. wind advisory kicks in at 2:00 a.m. gusts to 50. local snow if it happens here it would be friday into saturday. miracle march time, i tell you the first 15 days are looking positive for us. we're going to need it. the last one was march 2012. before that, 1995 was the biggy. february only had a quarter of an inch. february 1989, march 1989 was good. it is certainly possible and it is looking like we are off to a
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rip roaring start here. good rain tomorrow. one and a half to two inches. santa cruz mountains by saturday could have easily three. it is all about the snow for the mountains, the sierra. 8 to 16 inches around colfax to placerville. 2,000 to 2500 feet and above. lake level up to the passes, three to five feet. also a winter storm warning out for parts of lake county. clearlake could get good snow out of that. i don't think tomorrow but i think friday. 30s and 40s on the temps. 50 at sfo. you're getting a south wind, southerly breeze. no preaccept for a while. if anything, it would be later this afternoon into the overnight. there is the southwest wind. that warms things up for some. the system is on its way. it will set up for a good system for us. 50s to 60s today. >> get ready. you get your sleep tonight. you get your sleep tonight.
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we will help our viewers out at 4 a.m. >> no sleep for me. >> no. you do what you normally do on a wednesday. >> maybe i'll come in, maybe i won't. >> thank you, steve. in a few hours, immigrant rights groups will be protesting. >> they will protesting the arrest of undocumented immigrants in san francisco. >> allie rasmus has more on the dispute on the immigration crackdown. >> reporter: of the 150 people they arrested over the past several days in this operation, about half of them had prior criminal convictions or were already flagged for deportation. the other half, about 75 people did not. they were detained for being in the country without documentation which is a civil violation. ice's director had warned several times over the last couple of months that sanctuary
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city policies and the fact that ice agents in some cities in the state of california are not able to detain undocumented immigrants at jails would lead to collateral arrests, detaining people in the community that don't necessarily have criminal records. he condemned mayor schaaf for warning immigrants of a raid this weekend. he said that many alluded his agents and he blamed it on the mayor. >> what she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling police when a police cruiser comes into the neighborhood. except she did it to the entire community. >> reporter: now, in response, the mayor said last night, my statement on saturday was meant to give all residents time to learn their rights and know their legal options. it was my intention that one mother or one father would use the information to keep their family together. i do not regret sharing this information. it is oakland's legal right to be a sanctuary city and we have
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not broken any laws. members are having a demonstration. they believe that ice's actions are being fueled by politics and retaliation for the sanctuary city policies. >> a lot of these collateral arrests we feel are based on racial profiling. and it is extremely disturbing to think that people are being targeted, questioned or detained based on the color of their skin or their ethnic backgrounds. >> reporter: and around noon today, a number of different groups, a coalition of immigrant advocate groups are planning to have a demonstration on sampson street in san francisco in front of ice's offices. and that again is scheduled to happen a couple of hours from now. back to you guys. >> thank you, allie. let's switch back to a decision made late this morning by dick's sporting goods to stop selling assault rifles and stop any gun sales to anyone under the age of 21. it is a change that the ceo is in direct connection to the
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florida shooting two weeks ago. this is the question of the day. 53% say yes. 47% say no. erin paul tweeted i don't buy guns but i will remember and back them. >> patrick says spending lots of money at dick's today and they will have most of my future business. jim says it greatly affects my buying decision. i will no longer shop there. thanks for the heads-up. >> you know, i like it when our viewers get into like civil debates. ron says he is not shopping there anymore. when the store makes its own laws, it isn't right. green monster, i guess that's the thing he uses. the store isn't making laws. it just decided not to sell a certain product. that's their right, isn't it. >> people are in a debate. >> having a conversation. >> the debate is civil but they're taking about it. >> it is a good question. thanks so much for talking with
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us and using the #ktvu. california senator dianne feinstein will be attending the meeting with the president. the president is in favor of raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 to buy rifles. that is something not supported by the nra and many republican lawmakers. another proposal by the president which is to strengthen the background check system may be easier to get through congress. >> i'm encouraged that the president seems to be willing to do something about background checks. something significant. he has endorsed online comprehensive background checks which would be an important move forward tore the country, supported by 95% of americans. >> president trump's proposal to arm certain teachers has been met with skepticism by democrats and republicans. the police captain is asking for 20 of the assault style rifles, the same kind of weapon used in recent mass
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shootings. city council members are in favor of the idea. they need to be able to match the fire power of assailants. students are back in school after a threat sent students home early yesterday. this happened just blocks away from the police department in sebastopol. a threatening message was found written in a bathroom stall. 1100 students were sent home just before noon. many students were off campus looking at colleges in san francisco but heard about the threat through friends and teachers. many will day was the threat. officers searched the campus and are there again today as students returned to school. it may be connected to previous incidents on campus. there was a similar issue on monday at alameda high school in the afternoon. a student found vague but threatening graffiti and reported it to staff.
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several police officers were brought in to patrol the campus yesterday. administrators decided to keep the school open. school officials say the resource officers are looking for the person responsible for that graffiti. for more on the other headlines we have been working on, let's go to frank mallicoat in the studio. >> all right, sal. i'll take it. here are some of the top stories we're following on this wednesday. this morning there was a ceremony honoring billy graham at the u.s. capitol. the north carolina minister will lie in honor today and tomorrow there. the funeral for the reverend billy graham is scheduled for friday at his charlotte, north carolina home. there is a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the person who has been shooting at tech company commuter buses. there have been several reports of someone using a pellet gun to target the charter buses in the south bay and the peninsula. buses carry workers from google and apple have been hit so far.
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the reward money is being offered by the store bus company out of san francisco which operates those charter buses. and 30-year-old jack of hayward accused of intentionally hitting a deputy scheduled to be in court later today. he faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer. he was pulled over for a speeding violation but he put his car in reverse instead, pinning the deputy and his motorcycle. the deputy fired at the car but he drove off, ditched the car and then ran off. deputies say they were able to identify him using forensic evidence and some other leads. the deputy suffered only minor injuries to his arm and leg. just some of the headlines on this wednesday. mike, sal, gasia, we will send it back to you. >> thank you, frank. according to the associated press, police in georgia have
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respond today a shots fired call at a high school. officers have taken a teacher into custody. it is important to note that no children are hurt. according to earlier reports from the associated press. given the subject of this and what happened to florida two weeks ago, it is something that we're covering extensively. coming up next on mornings on 2, hollywood comes to silicon valley. we go to opening night of the film festival featuring a new movie from william h macy. 9 to 5 the musical is opening in los altos. we sit down with the director and one of the stars of the bay area production.
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♪ when seeds we sow ♪ give free their fruit ♪ to hands below ♪ as thank you for ♪ the chance to grow pick your free yogurt at chobani.com pick your free yogurt i we worked with pg&eof to save energy because wenie. wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california.
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>> beginning tomorrow and running through march 18th, 9 to 5 the musical is playing at
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the theater in los altos. ♪[music] >> set in the late 1970s, it tells a story of three women working to overthrow their boss and run the company themselves. starring in the show, women who actually hold 9 to 5 jobs in silicon valley. i'm happy to be joined by the director and an actor. you also play doralee in the show, a part made famous by dolly parton. >> yes. >> is it hard to play such an iconic role? >> she is a woman who is misunderstood and often judged by how she looks. >> right. >> that is only part of the story. >> uh-huh. >> it is -- yes, it is stepping into someone who is inspired by an icon. but she is -- she is a lot more
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than she seems to be. >> she is a spit fire. >> she really is. when we started the pro social security, the first thing that melissa told me is she wasn't going to be a victim of the circumstances. she finds herself in in the story. >> the timing of 9 to 5 the musical finds itself in silicon valley at a time when there's a lot of talk about tech workers and how they're treated. the me too movement as well. you picked this long before the uprising. >> indeed. there had been a shift in our climate politically over the past 18 months or so. i'm always looking for shows that will feature strong roles for women. and this one certainly does. and we have three really different characters. we have the dolly character, who is grounded and earthy. and this is a woman who is judged on how she looks. >> she is gorgeous. >> right. >> she can't possibly have a brain. >> exactly. then we have the smart one who
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is really running the office but never gets credit for it. then we have the one that is just coming into her own power after getting a divorce and not having an identity outside of her marriage. it looks at the three women and how they step into their own power and, you know, run the office. >> ask there's a lot to be said about female empowerment. the women may be very different but they work together. >> they work as a team and make changes in the corporate environment as a team. >> that sisterhood many say are lacking in the silicon valley, in the tech world. >> i think the cool thing about this show is that we don't actually find out about what kind of company consolidated is. so the three women that melissa just describes, they all work for a company named consolidated. you never understand throughout the story what kind of business they're in. >> uh-huh.
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>> i think these issues are industry-wide. >> it could be hotel workers, restaurant, tech works. >> what kind of feedback are you getting on your end? >> people are excited to examine a show that people knew from the movie, the beloved movie. everybody loves the movie. >> of course. >> the musical is about ten years old. just with the lens of what has happened. >> right. >> in the past six months. >> right. >> never mind 18 months is sort of extraordinary. >> uh-huh. >> so i think people are pretty excited to see a fresh take on something that, wow, things haven't changed so much. >> there is something freeing and tackling what could be a serious subject with humor. it might open conversations that may not start in a board room. >> to bring these issues to life in a way that is really relatable, pallityible for people. we're having a lot of fun. there's a lot of laughter in the show. it also makes you think. >> good. good late dinner discussions.
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if you would like to go to the show, and i hope you do, we have all of the ticket information waiting for you on ktvu.com. you will find it in the web links section under the mornings on 2 tab and only our mobile app. go get them, ladies. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we will be right back. ♪working 9 to 5 ♪ what a way to make a living ♪ ♪ getting by ♪ ♪ ♪ taking and no giving ♪
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>> san francisco based clothing retailer gap getting a lot of attention and praise for one of the latest advertisements. the company released the ad on instagram last week. it features two photos. the first here. a mom? a sleep shirt carrying her boy. the second one is getting a lot of attention. you see the mom breast feeding her son. the model says should was a natural moment that happened onset and the photographer asked if he could take the picture. the ad for has some 40 no likes. users call the photo beautiful and praise the brand for normalizing breast feeding. >> starbucks has opened rethe serve locations in seattle. the fancy new store features a full liquor bar, artist and bakery and lounge areas and fireplaces. 1,000 of them are planned. the next spots to get them are new york, japan and italy. no word when they will be coming to the bay area. but starbucks says if all goes well, further expansion could begin next year.
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how fancy. >> reserve. a bottle of wine. reserve. >> do they still sell coffee. >> do you want a starbucks reserve. >> i don't. >> it is an annual event that brings millions of dollars into the local economy. also brings established and up and coming talent to the south bay. >> jessie had a front row seat to the opening night event. >> reporter: the hub of the silicon valley resembles the southland. the glam, the glitz, the annual gathering of movie lovers and makers marks the start of the festival. >> it only comes once a year. make the most of it. >> where is is she from again. >> reporter: this year's opening night kicks off with crystal. an offbeat story about love and addiction more than a decade in the making according to the star. >> this is the perfect place to
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be showing our film. >> these are the people that are at the forefront of a different kind of creativity, pushing all of the things in the world forward. we just make it look pretty and tell interesting stories. ♪[music] >> reporter: it will feature 258 films. 130 of which are world and u.s. premieres. there's also virtual reality experiences during its nearly two-week run at four venues. it promises something for every movie pallet. >> something that you wouldn't necessarily see here or experience. >> reporter: part of that is the vr experience offered in the fess tell have a according to the ceo and founder. >> immerse i have 360 films around you and films in the lounge, gaming, educational vr and other ways of experiencing life. >> reporter: city officials say 115,000 people will attend the festival, pumping $9 million into the local economy.
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the greater impact may be the discussion sparked by the myriad of films. >> film making is a way of communicating to the world about important issues. and that's what is really positive about the festival in san jose. it brings innovative artists advancing social progress. >> reporter: so until march 11th, step up, prepare to have your ticket punches, your senses stimulated and your consciousness expanded. >> there's a lot of places to tell your story. and i love the work that is being done. we're in a golden age. >> reporter: according to macy and winter, the outgrowth of that, more movies and casts that offer diversity and inclusion. in downtown san jose, jessie gary, ktvu fox 2 news. spring training is in full swing for the oakland a's and san francisco giant down in arizona. we're a month away from opening days as both teams work to refine the rosters. both are optimistic about the
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upcoming season. we are getting a close look at the clubs as mark ibanez is headed off to arizona. he will have updates on the progress being made by the giants and a's. they're storing a lot of runs. not always winning. the a's lost 16-8. the giants won 14-12. >> they are making a lot of errors. >> they're testing out pitchers. >> it is early. most moms don't believe that sharing is caring when it comes to their favorite snacks. in a recent poll, 66% of moms admitted to keeping a secret stash. this is when i would have chips many i'm about salty, not sweet. they hide the good stuff so they don't have to share it with their family. it is part of a wider study on women's eating habits. 7 out of the 10 women feel guilty about it. if i'm sneaking food, it is not
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string cheese or cookies. i'll take the chips. >> why sneak it. have it with the fam. >> it is so rare that we have a bag of chips in the house. >> we have cheetos. >> my kids want to go to your house. >> although i have not had ice cream for a while. i gave it up for lent. >> stay strong. we will be back at noon with more news of the day. tomorrow morning will be wet. plan your alarm clock eye little early if you can.
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