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lieutenant governor in sacramento today while officially announcing his plan to sue california. it happened while a crowd of protestors gathered outside. ktvu's cristina rendon reports now from sacramento. reporter: u.s. attorney general jeff sessions made it clear, he has a problem with california's sanctuary policies. >> so you can be sure i'm going to use every power i have to stop that. >> reporter: speaking at a law enforcement conference on public safety in sacramento, sessions officially announced the department of justice is suing the state. he says california laws make it impossible for federal agents to do their jobs. one law allows cooperation with i.c.e. agents on criminal matters but not deportation action. another requires i.c.e. agents to show proof of a warrant to employers when inspecting a workplace and allows employers to give their employees prior notice of the inspection. sessions says federal officers are also put in danger when they are forced to pick up dangerous criminals in a
neighborhood rather than at a jail when those criminals are released. >> we are going to fight these irrational, unfair, unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you and your officers and our federal officers. >> reporter: the nation's top cop took aim at oakland mayor libby schaaf for warning illegal immigrants of a recent i.c.e. raid that i.c.e. said resulted in 800 wanted criminals evading capture. >> her actions support those who flout the law and boldly validates illegality. so here's my messag to mayor schaaf: how dare you, how dare you needly lessen danger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda? >> reporter: outside a hotel where sessions spoke protestors took to the streets in clash on immigration. >> the reason we have sanctuary laws is so that people will feel comfortable cooperating with law
enforcement. >> reporter: the california peace officers association hosted the conference and acknowledged the conflict between local, state and federal laws. >> ultimately clarity will come through the courts. but what it does provide is an avenue of dialogue that points out that there's problems between what's happening between state and federal laws. and so it will play out in court like it's supposed to. >> reporter: sessions vowed to do everything he can to stop california from using its power to frustrate federal law enforcement. >> we intend to win this fight. >> reporter: sessions said his department is asking california and other sanctuary jurisdictions to stop actively obstructing federal laws. he thanked the officers in the room and reminded them that the federal government has their backs. in sacramento, cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. then governor brown jumped in with a strong defense of california. >> and a couple of hours later oakland's mayor came out swinging.
paul chambers has more. reporter: mayor schaaf didn't mince words when speaking about attorney general jeff sessions. she said she is concerned with the threats and takes them seriously but all she did was stand up for her community. schaaf said she feels sessions is trying to frightening americans into thinking all illegal immigrants are criminals. the fight hit home as united states attorney general jeff sessions spoke in sacramento. >> it's a rejection of law! and it creates an open borders system. the only way it can be described. >> i call upon him to apologize to the people of california, to bringing the mendacity of washington to california. >> reporter: sessions filed a lawsuit against california and is going after the state for three laws including not allowing i.c.e. agents to go into workplaces without a warrant. sessions called some of the elections officials radical extremists for promoting sanctuary policies. >> the attorney general is
trying to distract the american people from a failed immigration system by painting a racist broad brush of our immigrant community as dangerous criminals. >> reporter: sessions also went after oakland's mayor libby schaaf for warning hundreds of illegal immigrants that i.c.e. raids in the bay area. if not for libby schaaf, they would have been arrested. >> 800 warranted criminals has i.c.e. will have to pursue by other means with more difficulty in dangerous situation all because of one irresponsible action. >> how dare you distort the reality about declining violent crime in a diverse sanctuary city like oakland, california, to advance your racist agenda. >> reporter: the mayor says she stands by her actions and would do it again before need be. this didn't sit well with attorney general jeff sessions. >> here's my message to mayor
schaaf: how dare you? how dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda? >> i was very careful in not sharing any specific information about these i.c.e. raids that might have endangered law enforcement. >> reporter: the mayor says now it's time to get back to more important issues and do the job she's elected to, run oakland. >> did she have any comment in regards to federal officials say that warning allowed criminals to get away? >> she basically said that she just put the warning out there to people. she wasn't putting out for any specific person in general. just letting people know this was happening. she doesn't agree with hour the administration is doing it in washington. she was just doing what she says she has the legal right to do. >> thank you. senator kamala harris, who previously served as california's attorney general, gave her response to the lawsuit on twitter saying:
some oakland residents stand by the mayor's controversial warning of i.c.e. raids while others agree with federal officials she overstepped. >> i think she is a good mayor and she does a good job. but some things you should jut leave alone as a public official. >> jeff sessions has no business in california and shouldn't stick his nose in oakland. >> other people say they support the immigration enforcement operations as long as they focus on illegal immigrants with criminal records and not those without criminal records. joining us know you to break down this latest federal lawsuit is uc-hastings law professor david levine. david, first of all, your reaction. i'm guessing you're not surprised. >> not surprised. there's a lot of heat today. but between all of these politicians, the lawsuit itself is actually quite
interesting because a few years ago, the united states under the obama administration won a very important ruling against the state of arizona. and that ruling is the one that attorney general sessions is going to be relying on. >> so if this follows what happened in the obama case in arizona, does this mean sanctuary states and cities would end and that federal regulations would apply in california and couldn't do anything about it? >> that's unlikely, ken. the attorney general certainly is shooting for the fences trying to knock out every, single provision of these three laws. but the reality is that what's likely to happen is that the federal judge is going to pick and choose, look through the sections of these laws and it may be that one or two are vulnerable to attack and may go down. but i'll bet that most of it will stay because the legislation has been carefully drafted and all through it there are acknowledged exceptions for certain
portions of federal law. but there are portions that are vulnerable. >> and what do you make, david, of federal immigration officials saying that basically, those laws make it harder for i.c.e. to do what its job is, which is to remove people who are in this country illegally? >> reporter: heather, i think that's right, it makes it harder. they would like to have 100% cooperation from state officials. but the point is, the state officials, local officials, don't have to do that. in the united states of america, we have federal sovereignty and we have state sovereignty and the federal government can't force state officials to become federal agents. they can ask, they can use carrots to entice it. but they can't force it. now, on the other side is the question of whether the state of california has gone too far and that really they are obstructing the legitimate work of the federal officials. but it is true that it would be easier for i.c.e. if they had 100% cooperation up and down the state of california but they are not going to get it. the question, how much
cooperation can they ask for and how much can they expect and how much can they say get out of our way. >> real quick, david. >> sure. >> curious, how long you think this will all work its way through the process. if the suit was filed today, i imagine whatever is decided at a federal appeals level will be appealed to the supreme court at some point. is this going to take years and years? >> probably a year when all is said and done because a preliminary injunction moves quickly. that's immediately appealable to the ninth circuit and then i'll bet you anything the u.s. supreme court will be interested in seeing the case so. it will move fairly quickly. maybe this time next year we'll have a decision. >> okay. something we'll be monitoring, of course. david levine, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we have posted video of session and schaaf on our website plus we have their full statements that you can read. just go to ktvu.com. president trump is planning his first trip to california since being elected with a visit to southern california coming up next week. next tuesday, president trump is set to inspect prototypes for the proposed border wall
in san diego. he is also expected to attend a republican fundraiser in beverly hills. now, the last time the president waited more than a year into his presidency to visit california was during the franklin roosevelt administration. developing news to tell you about in san jose. this is where police say a 15- year-old was shot and wounded this afternoon. officers responded to cadillac drive near winchester boulevard at about 1:30 this afternoon and that's where they found that teenager injured. we are told the boy was taken to the hospital and will survive. police still trying to determine the motive and circumstances of this shooting and we're told no one is in custody. coming up at 5:30, officers fired dozens of shots and officers say they had no choice when they fired on a robbery suspect hiding in the trunk of a car. [ extensive gunfire ] >> at 5:30, witnesses tell ktvu what happened just before police opened fire. >> a foot of snow, power
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nikolas cruz was formally charged today with first- degree murder in the parkland, florida school shooting. a grand jury indicted the 19- year-old on 34 counts including 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. cruz's public defender has said cruz will plead guilty if prosecutors take the death penalty off the table. the couple who took in cruz
after the death of his adoptive mother among those who testified before the grand jury. >> they tried to provide a home to this young man who lost his mother didn't have a home. nobody saw this coming. nobody could predict this. my clients, the gun owners, they're safe gun owners and we don't have any absolute knowledge as to how it is that he managed to get into that safe or get that ammunition and do this. >> their attorney says they are not happy about discussions of possible lawsuits that may be filed against them but they said justice will take its course. marjory stoneman douglas high school hosted two high-profile visitors today. miami heat start dwayne wade made a surprise appearance in the school cafeteria. the all star talked with students saying he is inspired by their example. one of the shooting victims, 17-year-old joaquin oliver, was such a fan he was buried in a wade jersey. wade has dedicated his season
to the team. as phil keating tells us, education secretary betsy devos also visited with students today. >> reporter: it's been three weeks since the deadly shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school and the community is still recovering. education secretary betsy devos becoming the latest high ranking official to visit on wednesday. meeting with students and promising swift action to make schools safer, it includes president trump's proposal to arm some faculty and staff members. >> that's a model that can be adopted and should be an option for schools for states, for communities. >> reporter: but getting lawmakers to act won't be easy. congress isn't scheduled to debate or vote on any new safety or gun control measures anytime soon so some victims are turning to the courts filing a lawsuit against broward county, the school board and the sheriff's office. >> i understand it, they have a absolute right to do it. they have been through
horrific tragedy. i'm just focused on trying to move the district forward. >> reporter: meanwhile, we are seeing some action on the state level. washington state become the first legislature to act on gun control since the shooting voting this week to ban bump stocks which can make a semi- automatic weapon operate as a fully automatic gun. >> saying those people, those victims, it really hurts me. we are really excited to see that piece of legislation pass. but it's not enough. and our legislators still have more to do. >> reporter: students from parkland, florida are planning a rally in washington and across the country on march 24th, calling it the march for our lives. they are hoping to boost public support for gun control measures. in miami, phil keating, fox news. i don't want to be snowed in. i'd like to get back home. >> boy, i'm going to miss it all. hopefully when i come back, it's all melted. >> another major storm now
hitting the east coast causing flight delays and slippery roads. but some people still couldn't resist taking advantage of the wintry weather with a little snowball fight. it is, though, the second large winter storm in just a week. this evening's snow is expected to fall at a rate of 3 inches per hour. lauren blanchard shows us just how the region is gearing up. >> reporter: from maine to the carolinas -- >> this is going to be very heavy snow. >> reporter: -- another winter storm on the heels of last week's brutal nor'easter. >> another snowstorm here in albany in march, second in two weeks. >> reporter: new jersey, new york and pennsylvania are expected to see the most accumulation, well over a foot in some areas. at its peak, the storm could drop up to 2 to 3 inches an hour. temperatures are relatively warm, meaning the snow is heavy, wet and hard to clear. crews were out early wednesday morning pre-treating the roads. new york city mayor bill de blasio is already cheering city snowplows. >> i don't think you will find many places that are snowed
in, in the morning. >> reporter: heavy snow is just one of the many problems in massachusetts. >> the risk of scattered power outages and minor to moderate coastal flooding along the coastline. >> reporter: each hour brings another round of flight cancellations. air travelers are even told to double-check their thursday flights. amtrak is canceling dozens of trains. those traveling on the slippery roads are told to be cautious and be smart. >> stay in your car. put your hazard lights on. and call immediately looking for assistance. >> reporter: the connecticut governor says it's best to stay put. >> just stay home. >> reporter: another problem is the wind. strong gusts are expected tonight and could cause a lot of power outages. in new york, lauren blanchard, fox news. all right. chief meteorologist bill martin joins us. i guess if you are heading to the east coast, check your airlines, right? you may not make it when you want to go. >> especially new york and that area and boston, real bad right now. and then we're seeing reports of like 12 inches of snow in
boston and some areas like that. a foot of snow in the city. some of those bigger cities are not geared up for it. the nor'easters work up the east coast and move towards the northeast. just like that. you can see that one particular storm, that's generally the past they follow. the reason they are so potent is they often times get the very warm or the relatively warmer moist water off the atlantic and that merges with this very cold continental air mass. and it explodes where they meet typically along the coast in the line. the nor'easter yet another one out there. for us, our story, which is sort of a drag, i mentioned it last night this plume of moisture, see how it detaches? here's the storm, trying to be a storm. it's very weak. this moisture plume had it been pulled into this flow, we would be talking up to 2 inches of rain. instead, all this moisture streaming in southern california and going to be
abundant clouds and moisture to the four corners area and we are going to miss out on it. we'll get a few showers. it's later on tonight, 10, 11, 12, a little early morning. but you can see, right, we're not staring down anything that powerful. we are not seeing yellow or orange, anything like that not expecting big strong winds with this weather system. it's tough to call it a storm. it's an impulse. someone asked me, is the storm door open or closed? the storm door is open. there's just no storms that are keyed up and coming our way. the storm door is wide open actually. this would be a storm if, um, we had the ingredients, if that fuel, for instance, had stay phased with that low together and came through. it's just, you know, one of those things. beautiful sky. that sky cover is a different look for you almost subtropical looking. well, n in factlast month a
lot of storms were high latitude. it's 70 degrees today a warm storm so a lot of this moisture is subtropical moisture as it comes in some of it. that's what you're experiencing outside right now. so as we head into tonight, late tonight, early tomorrow morning, scattered light showers. don't change your plans. nothing on the afternoon commute today, obviously. but there might be a little something on that morning commute tomorrow so when we come back we'll look at the latest computer model and go from there. >> thank you. your ride with uber or lyft might get more expensive. coming up next, the bay area cities proposing to tax each trip with the rideshare company. with the chase mobile app, michaela deprince could pay practically anyone, at any bank, all while performing a grand jeté between two grand pianos. she could... in a commercial. in real life she uses it to pay her sister, from her couch, for that sweater she stained. what sweater? (phone buzzes)
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oakland, the 50 cents gets charged in oakland. >> reporter: if other cities impose a similar rule for pickups only, you would be charged only one tax. >> they are using our streets and our sidewalks to do their business. and they are not paying taxes. other businesses in our city that make money here are paying taxes to the city. >> reporter: public opinion is clearly split on this issue. >> if they raise the price, i might not take it no more. >> i think it's worth it just for the safety of it. i use it if you're not able to drive or for safety at night. >> the prices they charge right now without that fee is convenient. and it's economical. so i don't see why they want to do that because it would make me not want to take uber. >> i don't think it would affect my decision either way. for the safety of it, you know, if you are drinking, you don't want to drive -- >> if it makes uber more expensive it would make me ride uber less. >> i would take it less because everybody just wants to raise prices on everything these days. >> it depends on how much it
costs, right? >> reporter: this woman, mobility policy director of transform, a nonprofit transportation and planning organizations, says studies on such taxes are quite clear. >> it will take a lot by way of a tax, $2 to $5 like new york is talking about, for it to actually impact the number of rides. i think it is something that we're starting to figure out as transportation planners. >> reporter: now, the position of people in the ridesharing business is that state law puts regulation of these companies squarely under the california public utilities commission. so for now, they say, they believe the cities don't have the legal right to assess such ride taxes. but the cities say they can assess businesses for taxes within their own jurisdictions. so obviously, this is headed for a fight. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. the bay area wouldn't be alone in taxing riders.
in chicago there's a 15-cent fee per ride. philadelphia has a 1.4% tax per ride. massachusetts collects 20 cents per ride. and new york is proposing, get this a $2 to $5 per ride fee. tonight, san francisco police are investigating after an armed robbery suspect who was hiding in the trunk of a car was shot by police. [ gunfire ] >> coming up next, police say all the steps they took to get him to surrender before they opened fire. >> we did get the threat here. my kids were out of school for two days. >> 72 threats against schools every day in the u.s. the change a bay area school district made to alert parents of a possible threat following the school shooting in florida. 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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fired first. but friends here say he didn't have to die. >> reporter: in this cell phone video sent to ktvu a san francisco police officer using a loudspeaker tells the suspect in spanish, show me your left hand, sir, while the man is in the trunk of a car. [ hail of gunfire ] >> reporter: moments later, police opened fire, killing him. friends and family identified the man as 19-year-old jesus adolfo delgado of san francisco. he was an armed robbery suspect. officers found a handgun in the trunk. >> it's unbelievable, like, the story that they are saying doesn't match with the person he is. >> reporter: he worked at a local metro pcs store and stayed out of trouble. they set up a memorial at21st and capp streets in the mission. >> i don't think he did anything for them to shoot at him even though they found a gun. i don't think that was right.
>> reporter: this man says delgado fired first. >> he turned, he discharged one shot. i could tell because i saw the flash from the muzzle. seconds later he fired a second one. that's when all hell broke loose. >> reporter: the man shared with ktvu this video showing police removing a suspect from the trunk. >> they were giving him instructions for at least 5 to 10 minutes before the bullets went off. they gave him a long time to get out. and you know, to -- to, you know -- they wanted him to live. i mean, i know they wanted him to live. but it just didn't work out. >> reporter: the barrage of gunfire left bullet holes in nearby buildings and cars. dozens of evidence markers were scattered across the street and sidewalk. skyfox was overhead as police towed the bullet-riddled honda as evidence. police detained a second man and a woman from the car. before the shooting two victims flagged down police
said they were rob and and the car was involved. a tactician says officers are allowed to fire at a parked car. in this case, he said police believed the man posed a threat from the trunk. >> if somebody secreted themselves in the trunk of a car after an armed robbery -- making the approach. >> reporter: i asked if the number of shots seemed reasonable. >> if they fire several rounds because they have to stop the aggression of the individual, usually there's not a one round stop. obviously, things like that happen with one round. but the officers thought to fire multiple rounds until the person's actions were halted. >> reporter: now, back out here live, many here in the crowd are demanding accountability. this shooting is under investigation by san francisco police and the district attorney. and the department plans to hold a town hall meeting about this incident within the next
10 days. live in san francisco, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> to make clear, the suspect did have a gun, police say he had a gun. and that suspect fired at police before they opened fire. >> reporter: police are not confirming that the suspect fired a gun, only saying that there was a gun recovered in the trunk. but our witness said he did see a muzzle flash twice coming from the suspect in the trunk. >> thank you, henry lee live in the city. there's an uptick in school threats since the deadly parkland, florida school shooting. families trying to address all the real and hoax threats. ann rubin reports. >> reporter: a large majority of the threats are hoaxes. but school officials say they need to treat each one as credible until they find out otherwise. reporter: last week,
tricia kept her children home for two days after someone tweeted a threat of violence in the alum rock union district. she says the kids still haven't recovered. >> i have a fourth grader and third grader. they are terrified. they don't want to be at school. that's how scary it is. >> reporter: they are not alone. new information collected by the nonprofit educator school safety network shows a significant uptick in school threats. typically, they track about 10 incidents each day. since the shooting in parkland, florida, they have have been averaging 72 a day, hundreds since mid-february. >> this isn't going away. whether they are substantive threats or whether they are just hoaxes, they are happening in our schools and we have to take it seriously and we have to have a plan in place. >> reporter: the bay area is no exception. in just the last week, there were threats at san jose state, in milpitas and in the
alum rock union district, in which case a 12-year-old girl was arrested. >> these threats come in so many shapes and forms. >> reporter: so do the responses. alum rock's superintendent found a robo call did nothing to reassure parents. so she quickly put together a video for social media. she said it made a difference when people could see her explaining the facts. >> obviously when it hits, everybody goes into panic mode but i think the most important thing for all is to really keep calm. >> reporter: still, families say they are fed up and tired of being afraid. >> i would like to see more safety for the kids. they're kids! they are supposed to enjoy life. you know? not be scared. >> reporter: but until something changes, tricia was taking matters into her own hands. she has been spending her days circling the school to keep watch. >> i drive around constantly just to make sure that my kids are safe. >> reporter: the educators
school safety network says how we respond is critical, that educators need to know there's a plan in place and that kids need to know there are consequences for these hoaxes. >> so many people doing some evaluating after the latest school shooting. ann, thank you so much. university of california president janet napolitano announced a major proposal that would guarantee admission to certain students. >> so today, i'm calling on uc's academic center to determine what it will take to extend a guarantee of admission to all qualifying california community college transfer students. >> she made the announcement today during a speech at the commonwealth club in san francisco. she says wants a new guaranteed admission by the fall of next year. she also commented on a lawsuit by the trump administration against the state of california over its sanctuary status. she said the policies at the
university of california will remain unchanged. >> our university police will not serve as surrogate immigration agents. we will not turn over student documents without a court order. and that our students should feel safe on our campuses. >> she says uc is fighting for its estimated 4,000 illegal immigrant students most of whom are in the daca program. something was found deep under the sea. a piece of history located two miles down. we'll take you to the u.s. aircraft carrier that was sunk in world war ii. >> also, a former player for stanford becomes a hero off the field. how he and his brothers helped save a man who fell during a hike with his grandson.
the white house says mexico, canada and other countries may be exempt from president trump's proposed steel and aluminum tariffs under national security carve- outs. it's a reversal from the announcement there would be no exemptions to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% on aluminum. the tariffs will be finalized this week. the attorney for porn star stormy daniels is elaborating on her lawsuit against
president trump. the lawyer says the nondisclosure agreement should be invalidated because mr. trump didn't sign it. he says daniels was coerced to signing a denial of an affair she claims to have had with mr. trump in 2006. a lawyer paid her $130,000 to keep quiet. her attorney says she isn't looking to profit from her story. a former russian spy and daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent. sergei skripal and his daughter collapsed in england last year and they are in critical condition. russia jailed skripal for reason it back in 2006 after he confessed to working for british foreign intelligence. he was freed in 2010. britain's foreign secretary says he suspects that russia is responsible for poisoning skripal and his daughter. a u.s. aircraft carrier sunk by the japanese in world war ii has been found off the coast of australia. the uss lexington sank to the
bottom of the ocean in a crucial sea battle in 1942. jonathan hunt reports. >> this is the last piece of the puzzle. reporter: it's a treasure- trove, the uss lexington an aircraft carrier sunk in a crucial sea battle against the japanese, has been found. >> you do the research and you look for it and once you see it on the sonar that's the final piece of the puzzle. >> reporter: funded by paul allen, they found the wreckage 500 miles off the coast of australia in waters about two miles deep. >> we are dealing with an environment out here that's very harsh. it's thousands of meters deep and it's very unpredictable. >> reporter: the incredible footage shows the ship in relatively good condition with
cannons still intact and the ship's name still visibly imprinted on the hull. the lexington, which had dubbed lady lex was badly damaged after three days of battle but the order to abandon ship was given after a secondary explosion set off an uncontrollable fire and was deliberately sunk by american forces to prevent capture by the japanese. >> there is a historic and archaeological value to be look for the lexington. she is an iconic aircraft carrier,one of the first. >> reporter: paul allen says it's an honor to pay tribute to the uss lexington and the brave men who served on her. jonathan hunt, fox news. a young boy and his grandfather go out on an afternoon hike. >> then i turn around about halfway through his fall and i fell to the ground. i went on the hike and some
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doctors -- there is danger in the sierra. but recent avalanches as well as the deaths of four skiers and snowboarders are prompting concern especially in the backcountry. >> reporter: the sierra backcountry is covered in snow that fell last week and there's more on the way. >> the second you leave the resort, you are in the backcountry. >> reporter: james brown is a backcountry guide and an educator at sierra avalanche center. he points out avalanche danger is considerable right now and some of the avalanches that are happening in the backcountry are very large. >> large enough to destroy a house or small grove of trees. so if that gives you an idea of the scope and the size that we're dealing with, um, yeah, it's a pretty big concern at this point. >> don't go out in the backcountry unless you have some avalanche knowledge, if you have taken an avalanche course. make sure you're reading the forecast and as always, make
sure you're carrying the three essentials, a beacon, shovel and probe. >> reporter: even for those who don't venture into the backcountry, all this new snow is still presenting plenty of hazards to be aware of as we learned over the weekend when a slab of snow fell off a roof killing a mother and her son near kirkwood. >> i have nearly been hit by a falling tree branch. >> reporter: the owner of cascade snow removal in soda springs, her neighborhood sees a lot of weekend cabin renters. she would like travelers to be more aware of what's in the area. keep in mind the differences between the mountains and the city. >> we are not in an area of streetlights. things are not lit. the snow is flying sideways. people can't see behind cars and plows. so walking your dog with a flashlight is something so simple that could save your life. >> reporter: trying to take back roads that were recommended by their cell phones, they get stuck in a snowstorm. >> in a snowstorm, it is very important to stay on the interstate and not look for the shortcut on the side road. they are not plowed as well as
the interstate. they are less safe. >> reporter: nobody is discouraging travelers from visiting these majestic mountains and playing in the awesome snow, just know what you're getting into. >> use common sense. think while you play. >> let's turn things over to our chief meteorologist bill martin. it was nice out there today and saturday when we think about what's happening in other parts of the country. >> last year the guys going up in their car and got buried. i was thinking about that and i was thinking about going on side roads. occasionally i got a truck that will go places. you get on old highway 40 and that thing comes down on you have. they were in their car. they videotaped it and they ended up -- i think they called out, right? >> i have no recollection of that. >> avalanche is my worst fear. i was in a small one, like a slab and maybe went 30 or 40
yards in it but it was terrifying. so a real one would be just awful. we are going to get a little more snow but not enough to trigger that. we do have temperatures today as heather was pointing out -- almost called you "holmesy" -- >> you can call me that. >> 71 in santa rosa. these are spring-like temperatures that just really -- certainly above average in many cases. tomorrow is going to remain warm but that chance of a shower or sprinkle shows up in the forecast. and so that will get you maybe a little bit wet late tonight and early tomorrow morning. this is the nor'easter that we were talking about out here. it's winding down but not before a foot of snow in parts of new england. they get snow and ice in our areas but these are big snow totals for the east coast.
there's our system splitting in two. as it does, it loses fuel and power. they will drop light showers. knots much going on. so if we get a tenth inch, if we get a quarter inch, that's a headline. it will be a tenth or less for most of us. clouds thicken up tonight. system 1, there it is. that's what's coming in tomorrow. and then system 2, it's going to roll through here. it's going to really hammer southern california. but it will give us a little bit of something, too. you notice the low latitude. these were moist but they are going further south. l.a. will get more rain than we are. it's a nonevent. just a little wet on the roads. the five-day forecast, keeps it unsettled. so like i say, the storm door
is open. the door is open. but the storms are not cooperating in terms of phasing in. right now in southern california they will get some rain, right? but we're unlucky until the wrong end of this now. >> so somebody is knocking at the door, you open it and nobody is there. >> like nobody's there. yeah. >> door's open, nobody's home. >> thanks, bill. okay, a 72-year-old man, boy, he owes his life to three young men who helped him after he fell 25 feet while rock climbing in california. those three young men also happened to be the sons of former broncos receiver ed mccaffrey. max, christian and dylan mccaffrey were criming castle rock when 72-year-old dan smoker fell when he was climbing down from the top of the rock. christian just happened to be a star on the football field at stanford, you may remember. the man's 13-year-old grandson was there, too, and saw his grandfather hit the ground and watched as the mccaffrey brothers rushed in to help.
>> i can't thank them enough. it could have been i went on a hike and my grandpa died. but instead, i went on a hike and some professional football players helped my grandfather survive. >> his grandfather suffered serious injuries including broken bones. but he is expected to survive. strangers at a busy bart station causing some concerns for some riders. the work will help power the system but there's a worry for heart patients. we'll explain.
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a change to the civic center bart station is causing concern for those who use the busy station. >> leigh martinez tells us bart plans to close some of the entrances to the station to create a new power substation. >> reporter: to get to the on practice, symphony, ballet and museums near city hall, you could take bart and exit at the civic center station. but for years, the surrounding area has been plagued with blight and safety problems. >> they have expressed a lot of displeasure and concern for their own safety particularly at night noting to us all the time about the uncleanliness, dirtiness in the area and the escalators didn't work. >> reporter: the opera and surrounding art community says bart plans to permanently close three entrances to the western side of the station. the entrance in front of
burger king, the one on hyde and market streets, and the one outside of the hotel whitcomb. >> it's very difficult to encourage patrons to come to the civic center, travel in buy an expensive ticket and then no escalators and they are closing entrances. it puts people further down the street. >> we are literally having to take up this entire section. >> reporter: bart says the closures are necessary to make room for two new power substations to run trains close together. but closing two entrances in addition to the already closed burger king one shouldn't be a big deal. instead of walking underground, bart says riders will exit outside soon after getting off the train. >> they don't have to go any further and it sounds like they're uncomfortable with the street level situation which would be a conversation with the city and not so much bart. >> to make up for closing one escalator, bart says they are
going to be moving the elevator a few feet closer. >> we have to make sure that we are able to evacuate quickly so that means we cannot have escalators at every, single entrance because it actually takes longer to evacuate a station at an entrance or exit that has an escalator. >> reporter: the civic center art community wants to work with bart to improve the area and bart says meetings are in the works. >> what can we do to help if people are having to cross the street instead of being underground, is there anything we can do to help with that? >> reporter: in san francisco, leigh martinez, ktvu fox 2 news. a constitutional clash between the white house and california as the department of justice pursues a lawsuit against the state over its immigration policies and calls out oakland's mayor for alerting residents of i.c.e. operations. >> here's my message to mayor schaaf: how dare you?
how dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda? >> how dare you villify members of our community by trying to frighten the american public into thinking that all undocumented immigrants are dangerous criminals. >> a sanctuary showdown now heading to federal court. good evening, everyone. i'm tim hetherington. >> i'mi'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. we have live coverage now starting with reporter caroline shively in washington, dc and caroline, president trump also weighed in on the subject today. >> reporter: you're right, ken. remarks by the president and his attorney general today are bringing immigration back into the national spotlight for the second time this week. >> we are trying to have a daca victory for everybody by the way and the democrats are nowhere to be found. >> reporter: president trump is talking tax cuts to latino business leaders here in washington. but it was his off topic remarks on immigration refo