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i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. lots of clouds outside. just went out. steve is right here with the forecast. >> we had the rain overnight and now the fog is in place. everything is coming in from the west/southwest. the rainfall was pretty good for those marin county to berkeley north. a foggy morning, super foggy for some. it may be muggy. afternoon highs, 60s to low 70s. the next rain will be here saturday afternoon into sunday. the focus seems to be about san francisco, oakland, concord souths. heavier down towards santa clara valley. the clouds will give way to partly sunny, partly cloudy skies. we will be mostly tomorrow. rain moves in saturday afternoon into early sunday morning. these are warm systems so the snow level has gone way up. you see the airflow oust the west/southwest.
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there are clouds screaming out ahead of that moving towards us. 40s and 50s. mid-50s for some. even to the north, 40s and 50s, mid-50s in san rafael and mill valley. napa, american canyon and vallejo all at 54. if you're heading down to central california, look for partly cloudies today and the moisture source continues to ramp up all the way past the hawaiian islands. 60s to near 70 degrees. okay. we saw jack london square. that is solved. >> it does look like highway 24 is still slow, steve. >> okay. >> if you're driving from walnut creek to oakland. i want to show you in case you are just turning on the tv. we had several earlier accidents that are now gone. slow traffic on 24, especially in lafayette and orinda. it appears a little more normal as traffic unwinds. just another bad week -- another bad day which means
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another bad week for highway 24 heading to the tunnel. let's talk about the commute on 80. it is about a 35-minute drive between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a backup that stretches all the way out to the maze. san mateo bridge is okay and so is the dumbarton bridge. it is about the same as it always is. we want to talk about the south bay because those freeways are crowded on the way up to the west valley. a live look at 280 in san jose finds it moving along just okay. 7:02, let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. in half an hour from right now, oakland mayor libby schaaf will be here talking about the feud she is having with the trump administration. >> california and oakland sanctuary policies are front and center nationwide. allie rasmus is live in our news room with the debate between bay area leaders and some of the highest ranking members of the president's cabinet. >> reporter: attorney general jeff sessions says california is violating federal law with its sanctuary state policies. that argument is the basis of
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his lawsuit against our state. sessions reiterated that argument in an interview on fox news last night. the focus of the suit is california's sanctuary policies, a set of laws that limit the amount of cooperation local police, jails and even businesses can have with federal immigration authorities, especially when it comes to sharing information about a person's legal status. even though california's laws make exceptions for undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, sessions says our state's laws prevent ice agents from doing their job. >> federal law determines immigration policy. state of california is not entitled to block that activity. somebody needs to stand up and say no, you've gone too far. you cannot do this. this is not reasonable. it is radical really. >> reporter: now, sessions' interview followed a speech he gave at a law enforcement conference in sacramento
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yesterday. he had strong words for governor brown and the attorney general of california. the strongest words were directed to mayor schaaf. how dare you, referencing her warning the public about raids. schaaf had this pops. >> how dare you distort the reality about declining violent crime in a diverse sanctuary city like oakland, california to advance your racist agenda. >> reporter: now, iso officials have asked the justice department to investigate whether mayor schaaf violated any laws when she warned the public about the operation last month. schaaf is getting pro bono legal advice on how to handle an investigation by the u.s. attorney. >> okay. we will hear from libby schaaf coming up at 7:30. >> in the meantime sanctuary laws are not unique to california but they do give
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different protections in different areas. in addition to california, illinois and/or or also have sanctuary state laws. oregon became the first sanctuary state in 1987. according to the immigrant resource center, hundreds of local governments have sanctuary policies. a group is banned that visits jails where immigrants are kept. it is called visiting initiatives for immigrants in confinement. they have put a public spotlight on abuses that happen in jail and provide emotional support and help with documents and legal services. the sheriff's office says the group poses a security and safety hazard to the west county facility in richmond. the sheriff's office says civic violated behavior guidelines for interacting with people in custody but wouldn't provide specific examples. civic is working to regain access. last night a hundred people
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showed up in the mission district for a vigil to remember the man who was shot to death by police tuesday night. the friends identified the man as jesus delgado of san francisco. the police say delgado was in the trunk of a car that had been linked to an armed robbery just minutes before. a man who recorded cell phone video of the shooting does not want to be identified but he says delgado fired his gun first. >> 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. >> it is unbelievable. like the story they're saying doesn't match with the person he is. >> now, delgado's friends say he worked at a metro pcs store and he stayed out of trouble. the police, the district attorney and other city officials are all conducting separate investigations into that shooting. the white house appears to be backtracking a bit on
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president trump's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, saying there could be some exemptions. >> there are potential carve- outs for mexico and canada based on national security. and possibly other countries as well. based on that process. >> the president has said the tariffs of 25% of imported steel and 10% on aluminum are needed to preserve american jobs. the head of the european council says he disagrees with president trump's statement that trade wars can be good and easy to win. >> the truth is quite the opposite. trade wars are bad and easy to lose. >> the european union has threatened to impose tariffs on certain american products in return. they mentioned motorcycles. harley davidson is from the home state of paul ryan. the white house confirms
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next tuesday, president trump will come to california. it is his first california visit since he took office. the official agenda of next week's trip has not been released yet. but the president is expected to go to san diego to see prototypes for a border wall and go to a republican fundraiser in beverly hills. he is not expected to come here to the bay area. the time is now 7:08. in just minutes, we will be joined live in the studio by the mayor of oakland as she is in the national spotlight after being called out by attorney general jeff sessions. in minutes, mayor schaaf joins us to talk about what is next in oakland and the bay area in the face of a federal lawsuit against california. plus, the east coast digging out after another nor'easter winter storm. up next, where hundreds of thousands have no power this morning and hundreds of cars were left stranded. good morning. the traffic will still be busy
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>> there are reports that the man charged in the high school shooting in florida, nikolas cruz, spent 15 hours a day playing violent games. the president is concerned about children's exposure to violence in games. do you think there is a connection between violent video games and violent crimes? let us know by voting on
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twitter and ktvu.com and leave comments on facebook. >> right now frank mallicoat is live at betty's ocean view cafe in berkeley. a great place. you're getting more reaction to this morning's question, frank. >> reporter: yeah. i actually worked the counter a little bit, chatting with the folks. i have steve from berkeley. do you think there is a connection between violent video games and going out and committing violent acts. >> i don't know if i would draw that direct correlation. but i don't think it is healthy for a kid to spend 10, 15 hours a day playing video games, especially a violent one. you wonder what that does to them. especially just the isolation of being in a room for that long and not being out with people. it is an easy escape i think for some kids. >> when you heard nikolas cruz played up to 15 hours a day, you were dumbfounded. >> dumbfounded in some ways but
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not totally surprised. i think that kids that have a problem with socialization can -- it is an easy -- easy thing to do, for them to escape into the world of video games. >> reporter: all right. john, do you think there is a correlation between the two? >> like steve, i don't think it is necessarily a direct correlation but there is a bigger problem in our society overall. there are one or two popes back that talked about the culture of death. when you start devaluing life in so many other areas, i think it ultimately leads to this. that is a bigger question i don't think we're facing up to. violence in the games but also when you look at the abortion issue if you're going to abort in the womb, out of the womb, why not when they're 10, 12, 15. that seems ridiculous but that thinking is going on in culture. >> did you keep an eye on your kids when they were growing up. >> tried to. i'm sure they played the games.
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i tried to limit it. i know they're not doing 10 or 15 hours a day but they definitely were exposed to it. >> we'll let you finish your breakfast. great insight at betty's harbor side cafe. you can join in too on twitter and facebook. back to you. >> frank mallicoat, thank you. the time is 7:14. i think highway 24 is going to call in sick tomorrow, sal. it has had a week. >> it has had a bad week. absolutely. right now we're seeing improvement a little bit, gasia and dave. let's go right to it. i know i keep starting with it but we have seen a lot of highway 24 this week. i have started almost every traffic report with highway 24. that's because we had three accidents here, one major one that blocked lanes for a time. all lanes are open between walnut creek and oakland but the traffic is slow because of the earlier crashes. if you're driving to the bay bridge from the carquinez bridge, it is taking about 34 minutes to get there. when you get to the macarthur maze, you will see traffic backed up. it is about a 25-minute delay.
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if you want to use the san mateo bridge instead, it is okay. so is the dumbarton bridge. as you can see here, the traffic on the bridges is about normal for this time. we look at the south bay commute and the freeway here is going to be slow on 280, 80 and 101. not as bad as it has been. i'm trying to find an optist mick view. you want to see an area on 280 that is not backed up? right there. we have a camera there. there you go. traffic looks good. 7:15. let's bring in steve with the weather. >> rain overnight. look at the totals. dew point is about 51, tempt notes are 51. we're getting thick fog out there. fog on the bog. there is a lot of moisture in place. it will be a muggy kind of a day. currently almost 55 with .09 on the rainfall in daly city.
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rainfall was really good mount tam and cazadero. two thirds to three quarters of an inch. that is pretty good considering the front fella part once it moved east. richmond over a quarter. san francisco, .07. mountain view with .06. glenn allen a quarter. berkeley in there. and a tenth of an inch in pinole, clearlake and ukiah. summers market up in hillsberg. she puts us on when she opens the store so everyone in hillsberg at summers market, hello, everybody. i hear the shotout there. the rainfall will be picking up again on saturday -- on saturday afternoon and into sunday morning. it is coming in from the west/southwest. a foggy morning, sun and clouds. mild. look at the moisture source roaring past of the hawaiian
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islands. then it will head north towards the weekend. rain could be heavy south of san jose. as we head towards saturday afternoon and evening. there's a lot here lifting in our direction. now, again, it may set up a little south. you can see the low cloud deck over us this morning. that is making for a muggy pattern. you see how the airflow is out of the west/southwest which will continue to funnel in clouds. hayward, 56. san jose, 56. low 50s for just about everybody. it is rare to see everybody this close but they are due to the cloud cover. el sobrante, 55. 52 in antioch. not much of a difference. rain taking a bee line towards the central california coast. not for us here. 37 very mild to warm up in the mountains. this is a warm pattern around lake tahoe. the snow level has gone way up but it will go way down by the middle of next week as the pattern changes. all eyes to the west/southwest over the next three to four days as the moisture works in. there will be a low lifting in here. here is your time frame. friday looks cloud tee mostly
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cloudy. there is the saturday morning. the line is about san francisco, oakland, concord south. north of that there may not be much but this will continue to drag across into sunday morning. monday is the transition day. tuesday, look what happens. a system from the north that. is tuesday morning. here comes the next one, wednesday. see how the low is setting up? there could be a series developing which would lower the snow level and give us rain. the rain forecast looks solid here. not only us but top to bottom. we're seeing decent amounts forecast going into the weekend and next week. 60s, 70s on the temps here. watch out for the fog though. it is really thick out there. otherwise temperatures will be mild. you get some sun and you will get into the low 70s. cloudy to mostly cloudy. next rain, saturday. >> okay. thank you, steve. the northeast is digging out after an nor'easter. a woman was killed by a falling tree in new york. the storm hit new england early
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in the morning after dropping snow. driving in that snow has been extremely dangerous with visibilities down to just a few hundred feet. officials say more than 100 people from maryland to maine are without power right now this morning. >> we have carsene heaters. we will be okay. and candles so maybe some board games. >> throughout the northeast, hundreds of flights have been canceled. airports are warning people to check with their airlines before heading out. we checked with sfo. right now there are five cancellations due to bad weather in boston and newark, new jersey. if you are flying today check with your airline before you make that trek out to the airport. 7:19. today is international women's day. coming up, local events celebrating women and what some are call building it calls to a historic shift when it comes to women running for office. next, what could be a major break when it comes to solving the mystery of what happened to
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. our time is 7:22. researchers in the south pacific say bones discovered on an island there likely belong to amelia earhart, the famed aviator. the bones are very likely amalia earharts. the bones were found about 80 years ago but researchers previously believed they were the bones of a short man.
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scientists used bone measurements to determine the skeletal remains match amelia earhart. she was the first woman to fly solo across the atlantic ocean back in 1932. she and her navigator disappeared in 1937 while they tried to fly around the world. it is 7:23. some great news for the job market, particularly here in the bay area. that's helping to take stocks up this morning. >> pam cook is back in our studio to explain in dollars and sense, pam. >> yeah. it is good news to digest because tariffs and trade wars still looms over the economy. before the opening bell rang this morning, the weekly job report came out for the whole countries. the numbers point to a robust labor market across the country. checking in on the markets, that helped things out. as well as talk of lower tariffs coming in. and that is helping the markets as well. here is a live look at the dow,
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up 76 points. about a third of a percent. the s&p 500 and the nasdaq also up just about a third of a percent as well. now, as far as california jobs, new figures show our unemployment rate fell in january, bringing the state jobless rate to the lowest level on record. that unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in january. down from 4.5% in december. the bay area added almost 12,000 jobs in january. statewide, construction jobs saw the biggest uptick that. is along with transportation and manufacturing as well. in most bay area counties, unemployment is currently less than 3%, which is great news. the valley of bit coin just about half of what it was in december. the crypto currency took another hit yesterday when the sec issued a statement saying many online trading platforms should register with the sec.
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that sparked concern that tighter could hurt trading. it was trading at $20,000 late last year. there is more consolidation in the health care industry. take an eye on the stock of cigna. it will pay $52 billion to buy express scripts. the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the company allows people to renew prescriptions online. the health insurance companies have been struggling to contain costs that have continued to increase dramatically. cigna says it will create a simpler health care system for patients. smart speakers like echo and home continue to agree in popularity across the country. more than 47 million people use those here in the u.s. and that's 20% of the adult population. amazon currently dominates the market with the echo speaker. people tend to use them in the living room or kitchen, followed by the bedroom or home
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office. but the other story we were talking about with these things, they are unexplainably laughing which is weird. there is a lot of conspiracy theories about them tracking you. my daughter's would come up in the middle of the night and the light goes around like she is listening. >> it is down in the garage now. she wants nothing to do with it. >> it freaked her out. >> alexa is in a time-out. >> thank you, pam. we will be joined live in studio by oakland mayor schaaf. what she has to say after being called out by attorney general jeff sessions as the department of justice files a lawsuit over california's sanctuary state policy. plus, this morning vallejo police are continuing to search for the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash that happened yesterday afternoon. this left an 18-year-old woman dead. we will tell you what we know about the victim and the circumstances of this crash coming up.
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>> 7:29 on this thursday morning, march 8th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about thursday morning weather. steve paulson is back again in his office. >> we had the rain overnight and now fog. a lot of fog. low clouds. air mass, dew point way up. there is no breeze kicking in. we will see this lift and get sun. there are a lot of clouds streaming in from the
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west/southwest. a muggy air mass in place that won't change until probably tuesday. there will be a lot of clouds continuing to move through here. some of the rainfall is okay. not bad for some. george mccray is in el cerrito. that was a sweet rain. rainfall was good around oakland, berkeley and northward. the most was ma relationship county, mount tam, up towards the russian river where there was two thirds to three quarters of an much of rain. higher clouds coming in. afternoon highs 60s and 70s. saturday afternoon and sunday morning looks like rain. it may focus a lot of the energy towards the santa cruz mountains, morgan hill, san jose south. but that's how it is looking right now. a lot of moisture from the hawaiian islands. 40s for a 50 for others. a lot of fog being reported. you see the moisture continue to work its way in. mostly cloudy day to partly sunny day. this moisture looks like it
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wants to take aim at least near us heading towards saturday afternoon and evening. 630s to low -- 60s to low 70s out there. improvement, sal? >> there is improvement. i try to be optimistic. >> me too. >> there is improvement going on. and the good thing is that we -- like you talked about the rain. >> right. >> we didn't have it during the morning commute for the most part. when i woke up, it was wet but now things have dried off. >> that is good. >> that helps the commute. thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> steve is the man, isn't he? he tells us all of these things. if you're going to be driving -- you heard him saying if you're driving on saturday, you will be wet. on 80 westbound driving from the macarthur maze out to the metering lights, it is taking about 20 minutes or so. no problems there. 880 northbound looks okay. cloudy weather but dry driving up to downtown oakland. it hasn't slowed down yet. you have a window of opportunity before the huge crowd gets here. it will get here later on.
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here is a look at the peninsula. traffic here has been pretty good. 280, i don't see a lot of slow traffic out of daly city to south city in san bruno. i see slow traffic into san francisco on 101 which is not unusual. and there is slow traffic in the valley. also within the realm of normal traffic getting up to highway 17. back to the desk. >> thank you. police in vallejo searching for a driver involved in a deadly crash where a woman died. it happened yesterday afternoon about a mile from six flags discovery kingdom just off of interstate 80. alex savidge is right there at the crash scene with more on this. alex. >> reporter: well, dave, good morning to you. and really a strange set of circumstances led up to this crash. we understand the suv that was involved had been heading up this fairly steep hill when suddenly it started to roll backward, down the hill with the driver still behind the wheel. that's when the gmc suburban jumped the curb in this area
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and slammed right into a young woman who was walking along the sidewalk near fleming avenue. let me show you what the scene looked like yesterday. the 18-year-old woman who was hit died from her injuries at the hospital. she has not been identified yet but we're told that she is from vallejo. now, the crash happened about 3:45 yesterday afternoon. after striking the woman on the sidewalk, that silver 1994gmc suburban then overturned and the driver jumped from the sus and ran off. and the person has not been seen since. police still searching for that driver this morning. no description has been given of the person they're looking for. but of course if you know anything about this deadly hit and run crash that left an 18- year-old woman dead yesterday afternoon, please put in a call to vallejo police right away. dave, we will send it back to you for now.
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>> thank you, alex. following this war of words between u.s. attorney general jeff sessions and oakland mayor libby schaaf. >> so here is my message to mayor schaaf. how dare you -- how dare you needlesly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda. >> how dare you distort the reality about declining violent crime in a diverse, sanctuary city like oakland, california, to advance your racist agenda. >> in the minutes after sessions spoke, mayor schaaf tweeted that oakland's crime rate has dropped dramatically over the past several years, during which time oakland was a sanctuary city. pleased to have mayor schaaf joining us in the studio now. thank you for being here. >> thank you, gasia. >> certainly a busy day for you yesterday. i want to follow up on something the ag said when it comes to putting law
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enforcement lives at risk. he said being a law enforcement officer is already dangerous enough. to give criminals a heads-up warping that we're coming in the next 24 hours increases that risk. do you feel that you increased the danger to law enforcement with your warning to the community? >> i do not. i have incredible respect for the difficult job that's -- jobs that our law enforcement officials do every day. many law enforcement leaders have agreed that sanctuary policies actually make the city safer. they rely on good community relations. in a city like oakland where one-third of our residents are immigrants, we rely on every part of our community to feel safe in calling 911, in reporting crime, and even serving as a witness to crime. and so that is public safety. when i gave the information that i gave -- first of all, it had been in the news, you know, two weeks earlier. it was not a well-kept secret. but i was very careful to not
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give any specific locations or anything -- >> did you have specific information? >> that could have endangered law enforcement officials. >> did you have that information to give? >> i'm not sharing that. >> okay. have you talked with the -- i owe opd's chief is strongly with you in sanctuary city policies. i know the undersheriff of alameda county was in the room yesterday as sessions was speaking. have you talked with the undersheriff or anyone at chp about sanctuary cities? >> i have not. i know the sheriff ahern has been critical. he has been critical of my actions he and has been really embraced a lot of sanctuary policies. and that has been a conflict since oakland doesn't run a jail. the sheriff runs all of the jail operations for anyone who actually is arrested in oakland. and he is a separate elected official. >> what about the concern that some might say you're prioritizing immigrants' lives over that of law enforcement in
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your warning? >> that is not the case. my job is to run a safe city. obviously i've been very serious about crime. part of that has been supporting our good, hardworking law enforcement officers that deserve praise for the incredible results that they have delivered in these last few years. 42% reduction in homicides. 50% reduction in shootings. 55% reduction in armed robberies. 61% reduction in home burglaries. and they have done that while really advancing their profession. >> how are you supporting them if you're giving people who could and should be arrested a warning? >> again, this warning was very general. the people -- people who are undocumented live in a heightened sense of fear all the time. my message was very clear, that i did not want people to panic. i wanted them to know their
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rights and their responsibilities. as well as be aware of the unique resources that are available in our community. we offer legal representation for people facing deportation. often people may have come to the country without documentation but they actually have the legal right to remain under various laws like political asylum laws. yet, if they don't have access to attorneys, research shows that they stand a just tiny chance of succeeding in their attempt to stay in the country legally. legal representation is key. and that is why i'm very proud that here in alameda county, local governments have made that possible. people need to know that. how can it be dangerous and illegal to tell people what the law is, what their rights are and what their resources are.
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that's all i did. >> of the people rested in the ice raids did have some sort of criminal background. >> now, when ice talks about criminal background, that includes being deported and returning to the country. that is one of the felonies that they are counting in that total. the fact that half had no criminal record at all, this is what illustrates the difference with this administration. under obama, law-abiding residents would often qualify for deferrals. the perfect example is the sanchez family. she was a nurse in the oncology ward at highland hospital. they had lived in oakland for 23 years. they had three children here. they had september their kids through college, bought a house, gotten their own educations, paid taxes. and neither had ever committed a crime. but under this administration,
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their deferrals were ended and they were riched a-- ripped apart from their family and sent back to mexico where they had not been for 23 years. >> you don't feel that you're prioritizing their lives over law enforcement or those who are criminal immigrants in the united states? you're holding on to that. >> it is my job to take care of everybody. >> are you taking care of law enforcement if the sheriff is frustrated with your actions and he serves your city. >> gasia, you will have to ask them how they feel. >> i would be happy to. >> i feel that what i have done is consistent with the values of my city. >> okay. the city of oakland. i know you're willing to go to jail to uphold the sanctuary -- >> let me clarify that as well. that was in response to the iso officials saying that they believed that elected officials of sanctuary cities should be arrested and sent to jail. >> so is -- >> that is political vindictiveness. that is not a democratic
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society. >> the federal lawsuit names state of california, governor jerry brown. is there any action that you're aware of. >> not that i'm aware of. >> let's talk about happy news as well. we were at ground breaking in the fruit vail district for almost 100 units of affordable housing. that is a project that you started on almost 20 years ago as a city aide. it took too long. a lot of people say it cost way too much. are you in favor of a bill proposed that would essentially force communities near bart stations to change their zoning to allow much higher buildings than what exists there now. >> i believe we have to look at our zoning. and transportation systems like bart represent a tremendous public investment. as we really have to get serious about climate change, getting people out of their cars and on to bart is not only good for people's lifestyles, they're not spending horrible hours in their cars away from families, but it is also good for our environment. that's why i'm a huge supporter
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of transit oriented development. it's not like that building took 19 years. the entire fruit vail transit unit faced one. got up before then. it is a wonderful story because that whole development came out of bart wanting to build a parking garage that literally turned its back on the fruit vail community. >> right. >> and arabella martinez really stood up for her community and said no way. you should work with us. you should be interwoven with us and compliment us. >> 22 years later, phase 2 is finally happen. >> look at phase 1 how it opened the bart station up to the community, how it pulls people in and connects the bart station with the traditional merchants as well as the new ones in the new buildings. it is a fabulous development. people come from all over the country to look at it. and oakland needs the affordable housing. >> absolutely. strides being made in the city
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of oakland. mayor schaaf, i appreciate you joining us. >> it's good to be here at home. >> dave, over to you. >> thank you, gasia. thank you, mayor. the time is 7:43. in florida, nikolas cruz, the man accused of killing 17 people in the florida school shooting was for alley charged. he faces 17 counts of premeditated murder, 17 counts of attempted murder. while prosecutors haven't said if they will seek the death penalty for cruz, defense attorneys say he may be willing to plead guilty to avoid execution. we have not update on the san rafael bridge. coming up at 8:00, how much it will take to investigate the impact of a new third lane.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:45. a warning if you eat shellfish from drake's bay in marin counties. a toxin was found in mussels within the sea shore. the warning also affects clams and oysters from drake's bay. it does not include commercially sold shellfish which are monitored for the tox incompetent. the warning is for those who fish recreationally. the toxin is dangerous, can be deadly even. so far no reports of anyone becoming sick. he has had his double cappuccino drive. mike mibach is live in the news room to show us what is coming up in the next hour. >> just three cups of coffee. then after the newscast. i can indulge a little bit. mcdonalds gold eastbound arches looking at things at a
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different angle. why the famous symbol is now turning upside-down. also lyft getting in the mix. expanding its self-driving technology. coming up at 9:15, the new partnership being announced this morning. we will see new a few minutes for the next hour of mornings on 2. >> very good. thank you, mike. >> all right, mike. let's see what sal is seeing in our commute. everybody behaving for you, sal? how does it look out there? >> there has been a little bit of improvement. let's talk about the. the east bay freeways have been slow. when one freeway gets bad, other freeways take extra traffic. this is 80 westbound. we're up to almost 40 minutes to drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, you add another 20 or 25. so it is almost an hour to drive, let's say, from the carquinez bridge into san francisco. san francisco had a crash northbound 101 before vermont. i don't see anything here. but it could be just out of view. northbound 101 traffic is slow from the alameda interchange up
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to the -- you know, up to vermont street or so. the weather is closing in there. this is a look at interstate 880 northbound. you can see it is beginning to slow down if you're driving north let's say out of san leandro up to downtown oakland. on the peninsula, the traffic on the 101 in burlingame and san mateo is beginning to do the usual thing. that means it is slow here in this area. 280 is a better bet. the south bay commute is normally slow getting into the valley. 101 is pretty slow right from 280 all the way up into palo alto. 7:48. let's bring in steve. >> thank you, sal. we had the rain last night. now a lot of low clouds and fog. some sun breaks out there. i saw some over san jose. a balmy 50 degrees in beautiful downtown sonoma this morning with a .23 in the rain gauge overnight. happy. yes. yes. yes. we like the rain. we need the rain. we do have our system that will continue to funnel in a lot of moisture from the west
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southwest. mostly cloudy tomorrow. rain moves in saturday afternoon and evening and goes into sunday morning. then the pattern will turn. it will be out of the north. we will see temperatures starting to drop. the moisture streaming in from south of the hawaiian islands. there is a lot moving in over the next 48 to 72 hours. not a lot of rain. very little through the next 36, 48 hours. look what happens on late saturday night and sunday. the focus might be a little bit to the south. san jose, santa cruz mountains, morgan hill south. again w i will deal with it on friday. still we will get a lot of low clouds in place. it is a mild air mass. 56 san jose. sfo is in there. a lot of 50s. more so than 40s. the moisture continues to stream in from the west/southwest. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy day. all of this moisture will start lifting as the low develops. that will move in on saturday afternoon and evening. 60s on the temps to 70s for some. any sun breaks equals 70. but i think you will notice it is almost a tropical feel out
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there. cloudy on friday. rain moves in saturday afternoon and evening into sunday. the transition time will be monday. colder tuesday, dave. >> man, oh, man. >> yep. >> thank you. today is international women's day. a worldwide celebration of women's rights. last year hundreds of women marched in cities across the bay area. this year the theme is ressforprogress. some of the events include a concert in san francisco benefiting female farm workers. in oakland the second annual women's day fest will be held saturday. in the spirit of international women's day, voters, we could see a surge of women running for office in november. some political experts say it is a historic shift. they are pointing to the texas primary. there was a record number of female candidates winning their party's nomination or a spot in the runoff. the me too movement may be
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inspiring women to get involved in politics or seek a higher office for republicans and democrats. >> reporter: right now women make up 20% of the u.s. congress. the time is 7:51. new information when it comes to california's water situation. coming up at 8:00, we will look at which parts of the state are headed for a drought. and adult children coming back home to live with mom and dad. the effect these boom rang kids are having on the quality of life of their parents. with strips of prime rib grilled with peppers and onions and smothered in provolone cheese and i'm challenging you to try it, martha it's on, jack. why are we whispering? try my new prime rib cheesesteak, part of my food truck series.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:54. in about half an hour from now. the family of a man fatally shot by a bart police officer in january plans to demonstrate at the bart board meeting. 28-year-old tindell was killed last month near the bart station. they want the officer who shot him to face criminal charges. video from the officer's body camera shows him struggling on the ground with another man and a gun was found nearby after tindell was shot. the officer was allowed to go back to work two weeks after the shooting. the trial has begun for a san francisco police officer charged with felony hit and run. christopher core became known as the hot cop of the castro in 2014 is accused of driving a car in 2015 that hit two pedestrians in a north beach crosswalk. he then left his car at the scene and ran away.
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he was off duty at the time. the two men that were hit suffered serious injuries. he said he abandoned his car because an angry crowd recognized him and he felt he was in danger. cities built on landfills are sinking along the edge of the bay. the ground is simping at a relatively -- sinking at a relatively slow level but the sea levels are rising that means that they may only be accessible by a vote by the year 2100. >> we knew this was happening but we didn't really have observations showing where the sinking is happening and how fast. >> we need to be thinking a lot about solutions. we can't just keep doing things the way we have been doing them. >> the experts say some of the homes could be under water within a few generations.
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they're suggesting building a sea wall and levees to help save the communities. contra costa county animal services is offering a discount on adoption fees to help with adoptions. they can run as high as $264. but from right now through march 17, st. patrick's day, adopt a dog or cat for just $25. this applies to the martinez and pinole shelters. children who return to live with their parents are causing their parents stress and conflict the boomerang cause a dramatic decline in their parents' well being. that was only the case when the adult children returned to what was an empty nest. no other kid at home. there was no negative effect on parents if other children were still living at the house. rising housing costs and job insecurity are the main reasons that adult children return home according to the study. our time is now 7:56. attorney general jeff sessions
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calls out oakland's mayor. but mayor schaaf is not backing down. more on how she is firing back. also the winter weather on the east coast impacting travel nationwide. we will bring you the latest coming up. the san mateo bridge is up and down. it is slow and then picks up and then slows down. kind of normal but we will tell you a little more about the commutes coming up. overnight rain is giving way to a lot of low clouds and fog. some breaks in there. it is mild and muggy already. we will take a look at the temps for the day and when the next rain is set to arrive. we use our phones and computers the same way these days.
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>> my job is to run a safe city. obviously i have been very serious about crime. >> a personal attack on oakland mayor libby schaaf by attorney general jeff sessions. minutes ago she joined us live in the studio. we cussed how she is responding to a federal lawsuit against the state of california when it comes to its status as a sanctuary state. >> how much it will cost to look into the impact of a new third lane on the san mateo bridge heading west into marin. mornings on 2 continues now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is thursday, march 8th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. we had rain overnight, which is great to sleep to. steve paulson is talking about fog and mist still in the area. >> a little bit. mild and muggy. >> yeah. >> moisture is a lot there. temperatures will be rebounding under partly sunny skies. upper 60s to 70s. more rain on the way for saturday. not much but .15 in pacifica. just in tough to water the lawn
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in the backyard. there was a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch. generally about oakland, berkeley, marin county northward. hillsberg a third of an inch. berkeley was close. alameda, .19. mount tam up to parts of the rigs river had two thirds of three quarters of an inch. sun and clouds very mild to muggy. afternoon highs 60s to 70s. saturday afternoon and into sunday morning looks like our next rain is coming in from the west/southwest. a train of tropical moisture is skirting by south of the hahn hahnian islands. it will end up close to us by the time we get into friday and saturday. 40s and 50s. a lot of mid-50s there. are mild conditions out there. and today we will get a few breaks. tomorrow we will cloud it up and rain is on the way. then we will focus our attention next week to the north as temperatures will drop. today, upper 60s and 70s on the temps. 8:01. do we have good news out there, sal. >> we do.
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>> okay. >> we still have commute that's are pretty robust, i will use that adjective. westbound on the richmond san rafael bridge, we have people cueing up to get on to the span. it looks pretty normal there. if you're driving to the bay bridge, you're also going to see slow traffic this morning of about a 20-minute delay. i think a lot of people were held up on highway 24. 24 is still pretty slow in lafayette and getting out to orinda. the earlier crash that's made it so slow have been cleared. this is a look at interstate 880 in oakland. it is slowing down from davis street all the way up to downtown oakland. on the peninsula, 280 in daly city slowing before the mall down to 380 in san bruin e all of the south bay freeways approaches to the valley are slow. 8:02. back to the desk. >> let's begin with new comments there mayor schaaf on the ongoing feud with the trump administration over the issue of california sanctuary state and oakland sanctuary city policies. about 20 minutes ago on
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mornings on 2 i hope you were with us when the mayor joined us in the studio. in her warning the public about impending ice raids late last month. >> these warnings were general. people who are undocumented live in a heightened state of fear all the time. my message was very clear, that i did not want people to panic. i wanted them to know their rights and their responsibilities. >> mayor schaaf says she takes the safety of law enforcement very seriously. she also said she takes great pride that in the past several years while oakland was a sanctuary city, violent crime dropped dramatically. the number of shootings was cut in half. the mayor's response this morning comes after u.s. attorney general jeff sessions doubled down on his criticism of california and spoke about the mayor specifically. last night in an interview on fox news, ag sessions added new fuel to this fire.
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>> federal law determines immigration policy. state of california is not entitled to block that -- that activity. somebody needs to stand up and say no, you've gone too far. you cannot do this. this is not reasonable. it is radical really. >> attorney general jeff sessions spoke yesterday at a law enforcement conference in sacramento in which he us asked the trump administration suing the state of california over the sanctuary state policy. attorney general jeff sessions called out gavin newsom and mayor schaaf for the sanctuary city laws. in addition to the state of california, illinois and/or or also have sanctuary state law. oregon became the first back in 1987. according to the legal resource center, hundreds of local governments have sanctuary policies. a group is being banned that
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visits jails where immigrants are kept. it is called community initiatives for visiting immigrants in confinement or civic. they put a public spotlight on abuses that happen in jail and provide emotional support, provide bond money and help with document and legal services. the sheriff's office says the group, quote, poses a security and safety hazard to the facility in richmond. civic violated behavior guidelines for interacting with people in custody but did not provide any specific examples. civic says it will work to regain access. thousands of people digging out this morning after a large storm barreled through parts of the east coast. >> lauren blanchard is live in newark, new jersey with the impacts it is having across the country. lauren. >> reporter: good morning. here at newark liberty international airport, the runways are open today and they're trying to get back on schedule. but throughout the northeast, hundreds, over 400 flights
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today, have been canceled already as this winter storm is still impacting travel. >> i actually came in here ready for my flight. and i find out that it has been canceled. >> reporter: the late winter storm causing a travel nightmare for thousands. it could be days before airlines will be able to get schedules back on track after massive storms days apart. >> i was supposed to catch a flight to washington today. and the flight got canceled. so i came here really early this morning to book the ticket, try to get to washington. >> reporter: the winter weather continuing to pound some parts of the northeast, while in its path, residents are left to dig out from as much as two feet of snow. eventually dry out from coastal flooding and for hundreds of thousands wait out a massive power outage. >> we have heaters so i think we will be okay. and then candles. so maybe some board games. >> reporter: but not everybody is complaining about the snow. for some, it is a chance to get
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outside. >> i actually don't mind it. it keeps the dog park a little cleaner than being muddy. and chappy seems to like the snow. it is not too bad. >> reporter: and it looks like it will be another rough day for travelers. airports are warning people, check in with your airline and check your flight status before you head out. mike, gasia. >> okay. thank you, lauren. we did check with sfo. the duty manager just told us there are five cancellations at sfo due to bad weather. so if you're flying today, be advised to check with your airline before you head out to the airport. the bart board's monthly meeting starts in less than an hour. a family of a man shot by a bart officer will be there to protest yet again. tindel was killed in the month of officer. the family wants the officer to face criminal charges. video from the body camera
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shows tindel struggling on the ground with another man before he was killed. a gun was located nearby after he was shot. the officer was allowed to return to work two weeks after the shooting. a study will be conducted on whether or not to add a third lane to the richmond san rafael bridge. if so what sort of traffic should be permitted in the lane. the toll authority approved $100,000 for the sudden e. a third traffic lane on the bottom eastbound deck of the bridge will open next month. of initially a third lane for the upper deck was going to be for bicycles and pedestrians. but many complained saying during rush hour it should be used for cars to ease congestion. lyft is teaming up with a company to test the cars in concord at the site of the former naval weapons station. stick with us because coming up this morning on the 9, the
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executive director is joining us live in the studio to talk more about this new partnership. all right. the warriors have a home game tonight and the warriors head coach steve kerr tackling the debate over guns. how he plans to discuss the issue with students right here in the bay area. first, mcdonalds golden arches looking at things from a different angle. why the famous symbol is turned upside-down. trying to get to marin county from the east bay doesn't look too bad. this is a look at the san rafael toll plaza. traffic is looking normal for this time of the morning.
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>> well, the white house could be delaying a plan to sign new tariffs on steel and aluminum into law today. doug luzader reports from washington. >> reporter: this has been on again off again with white house saying that the president will move forward with the tariffs by the end of the week. the details are still a work in progress. we know what president trump wants to do. he wants to save american steel and aluminum jobs. but at what cost? the white house already seems to be limiting the scope of yet to be announced tariffs on foreign competitors. >> there are potential carve- outs for mexico and canada based on national security. and possibly other countries as well based on that process. >> reporter: and there are warnings, especially from european allies, that will be
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pay-backs, include new tariffs on u.s. goods sold abroad. it could include motorcycles and bourbon. harley davidson is based in wisconsin the home state of paul ryan. and bourbon of course from kentucky, represented by republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the head of the european council took issue with the statement that trade wars can be good and easy to win. >> the truth is quite the opposite. trade wars are bad and easy to lose. >> reporter: all of which could lead to a trade package more limited in scope. one that is less likely to royal the markets. >> people are worried about a trade war and they have told the white house that it could undermine his great stock market, his great economy and hurt them in november. >> reporter: the new tariffs would be welcomed in parts of pennsylvania, for example. a critical state that the president carried back in 2016. doug luzader, fox news.
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>> the white house is confirming that next week, president trump will travel to california, his first visit to the golden state since taking office. the details have not been released but he is expected to visit san diego to see prototypes for the border wall and attend a republican fundraiser in beverly hills. he is not expected to come to the bay area. today is international women's day. a global celebration of women's rights. hundreds marched in cities across the bay area last year. some of the events include a concert in san francisco benefiting female farm workers. in oakland, the second on all women's day festival to be held saturday. there could be a surge of women running for office in november. some experts are calling it a historic shift. they point to the texas primary in which a record number of fee hail candidates won the spot for a run-off.
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>> since 2016, we have seen women turn out and get active and get engaged in every facet of their life, across all industries. and women are calling for equality. they're calling for equity and they're calling for a voice. >> one that has caught my eye is marsha blackburn, a member of congress from tennessee. she is the leading candidate to replace senator bob corker in tennessee. she will be adding to the number of republican women in the senate by one. >> the study found at least 470 women could run for congress this year. the number could rise as some states still haven't reached their filing deadlines. currently there are 22 women in the u.s. senate and 84 women in the house. mcdonalds is turning their golden arches upside-down. this is honor for women for international women day. there is one mcdonalds down in
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lynnwood, california near los angeles that is the only one to flip its sign outside. >> if we could walk away understanding that we as brand mcdonalds understands the importance of the contribution of women and we want to say thank you and that we want to have fun with it. >> in a statement, mcdonalds said it is proud of its diversity and says six out of ten of the restaurant managers are women. let's check in with sal. have you mentioned the cal loss yet this morning to stanford. >> i don't think he has. >> mike, let me just say, i'm not surprised. >> arouser season. >> it was a rough season. >> they will bounce back next season. >> things can only get better from here. speaking of only getting better from here, i can say that about highway 24 too. highway 24, a little bit of slow traffic here. it is better than it was driving through the area as you drive through traffic has been okay. getting out toward the area. you can see traffic here is
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much better than it was due to the earlier problems we had. let's go to the peninsula where traffic is going to be busy if you are driving on 101. also in the south bay. we have had slow traffic here. but things are improving here as well. here is a look at 280 in san jose. this is the hour that things start to improve and the dry commute has helped us out t was wet when we first got here but it is now dry now. >> it will be dry tomorrow. >> yes, sir. >> next week looks very rainy, sal. >> okay. >> just so you know. >> my friend chloe is up in lake county. a tenth to a third of an inch in lake county. layers of low clouds after late night light rain. .19 in the gauge. there were other area that's had better rain.
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lewis says, steve, i saw two separate rainbows around burlingame this morning. oh, awe. there's a lot of moisture in the air for sure. cazadero to the russian river pretty good rain. guerneville, half an inch. kensington, el cerrito, richmond and berkeley had good rain. kent field in there as well. there is richmond, san francisco, .07. and that's about -- a tenth of an inch covered it for some. but then alameda, .19. hillsberg had a third of an inch. sebastopol over a third. there's a lot of moisture streaming in from just south of the hawaiian island that's will move in starting on friday. some of it is already beginning to move in. partly sunny and cloudy, muggy today. rain moves in saturday. it looks like early afternoon into sunday morning. so far the heaviest looks to be about santa cruz mountains, san jose south. again, i'll tackle that
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tomorrow. look at the moisture streaming up. there are two things going on. one there. watch also coming out of the gulf of alaska. there will be two patterns here in the next seven days. one is the one we're in now. west/southwest. you see the moisture coming in. a mix of sun and clouds today. foggy for some. 50s on the temps. mid-50s already. the system will continue to funnel in moisture from the west/southwest. that will play into the weather on saturday and early sunday. where that sets up is hard to say. but it does look like it will be around santa cruz mountains down to monterey. they won't get as much rain but you can see where that heaviest rain is being painted for right now. even southern california looks to be getting rain. then it will come in from the north/northwest. that will lower snow levels big time. there's a lot going on over the next 7 to 10 days. it looks very good for rain and snow. 60s, 70s. mild, muggy air mass in place. temperatures above average here for the next few days. up until probably monday. then after that, we will start turning colder again, you guys.
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>> all right. cold it is. >> yes. >> thank you, steve. 8:20. is there a connection between video games and violent crime? in a moment the meeting today between the president and the video game industry following the school shooting in florida last month.
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>> hundreds of students in the south bay are planning to walk out of class today in support of a move demanding the resignation of several school board trustees. it is set for 12:30 this afternoon at middle schools in the allen rock school district.
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the district has been plagued by financial issues. community members calling for the walkout says the board has demonstrating a lack of transparency. students were urged not to leave school campus for safety reasons. a father had an unusual reaction when they found out the school was kicked off the school bus for being a bully. he told his 10-year-old son there would be no ride to school at all. the only way that he would get to school was to run one mile each direction for a week. >> he's gotten in trouble before but never been suspended. he's never gotten kicked off the bus or suspended. that really scared me. the week of extreme bad behavior, very disruptive, notes every day home, i was like this has got to stop. >> i was yelling, being really obnoxious. i hit him in his back side. >> hayden did not have to go by
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himself. his dad drove alongside to make sure that he was safe. they agreed that he was better behaved at the week that he ran. at the white house, president trump will meet with officials of the video game industry. >> it comes after the florida high school shooting in mid february as officials pointed to violent video games as a problem. there are reports that nikolas cruz spent 15 hours a day playing violent video games. president trump is concerned about children's exposure to violence in video games. do you think there's a connection between violent video games and violent crime? >> 34% say yes. 66% say no. ktvu's frank mallicoat is joining us live from a diner in the city of berkeley with more on the story. hey, frank. >> reporter: good morning, guys. we're here at betty's ocean view diner. it has been here for a long time, since 1982. and karen, you've been coming here, what, 30 years now? >> i have. >> reporter: what do you think, is there a correlation between
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kids playing violent video games and going out and committing crimes? >> i think anybody who sees constant violence over and over and over again is more likely to go do something violent. and in today's culture, with the video games, these people who get killed in video games get right back up in your next game and start all over again. and that's tough on young minds. >> reporter: do you think the isolation -- because there are some thought that's nikolas cruz played games 15 hours a day sometimes. >> i'm sure you have no social network. you have no people to be friends with. chances are he as bullied at school and he took care of that problem, he thought. >> reporter: what do you think about the video game makers? should they bear some responsibility? they're going to meet with
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president today. >> it is hard to regulate something like that. i don't know how you would go about legislating that and making that much better. i think parents and social stigma come into play. but a lot of these parents today grew up playing the same type of games and they don't necessarily see a problem with it. >> reporter: all right, karen. i want to thank you for your candid thoughts. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> reporter: that is the latest at betty's in berkeley. we hope you come down and join in on the conversation. if you want to go on twitter or facebook, we can meet you there as well. guys, back to you. >> we will see new the next hour. thank you, frank. changes coming to the bart station. a closure to entrances there that could impact riders. plus, vallejo police this morning are searching for the hit and run driver who they say struck and killed a young woman as she was just walking along a sidewalk yesterday afternoon. we will tell you about the
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unusual circumstances surrounding this crash and what we're learning about the victim. well, i have to say that things are getting better. i'm an optimistic type of person. but you see some of the lanes are opening up here on westbound richmond bridge. we do have a problem though in san tran that has not gotten better. we will talk about that when we come back.
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>> coming up on 8:30. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning, everyone. i'm mike mibach. hope you're having a great morning at home. not quite blue skies on this thursday morning. >> we will see some today. >> a nice drizzle is okay. >> that's about done. mild, muggy. we have a lot of tropical clouds on the way the next few
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days. partly sunny. there's a lot of low clouds in place. mostly cloudy to cloudy on friday. rain moves in saturday. it looks late afternoon and evening into sunday morning. and then the next system will come in monday night or tuesday. that will be from the north. so foggy morning, low cloud deck. mild to muggy. afternoon highs above average. there are plenty of upper 60s to low 70s. the next rain is moderate to south of the santa cruz mountains. look at all of the moisture streaming south of the hawaiian islands. then takes the turn with another system in the gulf of alaska. there's a lot of ingredients coming together. temperatures are very mild. mid-50s here for some. concord and hayward say 58. san jose is 57. you see the cloud cover already streaming in here. won't take much. pretty fast jetstream coming in from the west/southwest. by the weekend, we're dealing with rain. today though after last night's rain it is now 60s and 70s. did i hear you say you have
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good news on the last traffic update you that had? better news? better news for some commute and some agh news for others. let's start with san francisco. northbound 101 we've had a crash there for a bit. this is misleading because the crash is right before our camera. in fact, let me get rid of this bean here real quick and show you that northbound 101 the traffic -- there's an accident right over here. okay. this traffic looks great. if you're driving on northbound 101 from the silver avenue area, it is slow past cesar chavez. westbound bay bridge is backed up to the maze. about a normal delay. 4 is improving a little bit as you drive through lafayette. slower than usual because of much earlier problems. 880 is normal which is to say it is slow from north of 238 into downtown oakland. it is 8:31. let's go back to the desk.
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>> thank you, sal. libby schaaf made new comments this morning right here on mornings on 2 about her dispute with the white house as it relates to sanctuary city status. in a one on one interview i asked about the accusations brought by the trump administration that she chose undocumented immigrants over the safety of law enforcement when she warned the public about impending ice raids late last month. >> many law enforcement leaders have agreed that sanctuary policies actually make the city safer. they rely on good community relations. and in a city like oakland, where one-third of our residents are immigrants, we rely on every part of our community to feel safe in calling 911, in reporting crime, and even serving as a witness to crime. and so that is public safety. >> mayor schaaf responded to criticism from u.s. attorney general jeff sessions. you will remember he spoke yesterday in sacramento in an address we brought you live on a lawsuit filed by the justice
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department to overturn sanctuary policies. he called our state's laws radical and unconstitutional. this morning vallejo police are looking for a hit and run driver that struck and killed an 18-year-old walking along a sidewalk. >> this happened yesterday afternoon just about a mile from six flags discovery kingdom off of interstate 880. alex savidge is live at the scene of the crash to bring us more on what happened here. alex. >> reporter: good morning to you, mike and gasia. a strange set of circumstances surrounding this deadly hit and run crash that happened yesterday afternoon. the suv that was involved had been driving up this fairly steep hill when suddenly it started rolling backward, down the hill. the driver still behind the wheel at that point. that's when the suburban slammed into a woman walking along the sidewalk near the bushes. the suv obviously jumped the curb and slammed into her. this is near fleming avenue. that 18-year-old woman ultimately died from her injuries at the hospital. so far she has not been
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identified by authorities but we are told that she is there vallejo. the crash happened about 3:45 in the afternoon yesterday. and after striking the woman on the sidewalk, that silver 1994gmc suburban flipped over. the driver jumped out and ran from that suv. and that person has not been seen since. one neighbor says the fact that the driver left the scene is troubling but not necessarily surprising. >> it is sad, but it doesn't -- you know, it happens a lot. it's -- people, you know, do the right thing. do the right thing. start by slowing down. yeah. take responsibility. >> reporter: again, police still searching for the person who was behind the wheel of that silver gmc suburban involved in the deadly crash. authorities have not released any sort of description on that wanted driver. but obviously if you know anything about this crash that
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left an 18-year-old woman dead yesterday afternoon, please put in a call right away to vallejo police. >> thank you, alex. about 100 people showed up in the mission district last night for a vigil to remember the man shot by police late tuesday night. friends identified him as jesus delgado of san francisco. he was in the trunk of a car that been linked to an armed robbery minutes beforement the man who recorded the cell phone video of the shooting does not want to be identified but he says delgado fired his gun first. >> 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. >> it is just unbelievable. like the story that they're saying just doesn't match with the person that he is. >> delgado's friends say he worked at a metro pcs store and stayed out of trouble. the police, district attorney and other city officials are
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continuing their separate investigations into the shooting. nikolas cruz, the accused school shooting this parkland, florida has formally been charged with killing 17 people at that high school. the grand jury indicted cruz yesterday. he is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. prosecutors have not yet announced whether they intend to seek the death penalty. his defense attorney says he may be willing to plead guilty to avoid execution. he remains separated from other inmates. at times he has a blank stare, has shown signs of he restlessness and he has been heard laughing. the bill requires a three- day waiting period for all gun sales and buyers be at least 21- year-old old. it will arm some teachers. that has been a controversial subject. parents of the students who died support the bill. if the governor does nothing, it becomes law in ten days
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without the signature of the governor in florida. there is a spike in the number of threats of violence since the shooting in florida. typically it tracks about 10 threats against schools a day. but since the shooting in parkland, florida, it is averaging 72 a day. most turn out to be hoaxes but all have to be taken seriously. families say the threats are very frightening for students. >> i have a fourth grader and a third grader here. i mean, they're terrified. they don't want to be at school. >> i want to see more safety for the kids. they're kids. they're supposed to enjoy life. you know, not be scared. >> in just this past week, there were threats at san jose state and in the allen rock district. in the last case, a 12-year-old girl was arrested. >> steve kerr will participate in a town hall about gun violence. kerr has spoken out about the
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need for stronger gun control following the shooting in las vegas and parkland florida. his father was killed by two gunman. malcolm kerr was a university professor in beirut when he was assassinated in 1984. changes are coming to the san francisco bart station and some bart riders are not happy with them. they will close three entrances at the station. the one on grove street, the one at hyde and market and the entrance outside of the hotel. bart says the closures are necessary to make room for two new power substations it plans to build. but the civic center art community says the closures will make it tough tougher and more frightening to take bart to the theater, opera, ballet and museums because of the drug activity and crime in the area. >> 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. >> the civic center art
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community wants to work with bart officials to improve the area and bart says meetings are in the works. a decision on the substation site is expected before the end of the year. tonight all six registered democrats running for san francisco mayor will be given the chance to talk about important issues facing the city. the san francisco democratic party is hosting the event at the san francisco lgbt community center there on market street at 8:00 tonight. the candidates have all accepted invitations to take part in the forum. 8:39 here. new this morning, we're getting a look at the drought situation in california. the u.s. drought monitor just released the latest data a short time ago. take a look on the left side of your screen. take a look, you see a little red. which means extreme conditions down in the southern part of our state. over on the right, that's a different story. it certainly has been
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abnormally dry, not too much of a came but in southern california there is extreme drought conditions that hasn't been there until now. most of the south is either in a moderate or severe drought. certainly moderate would be the orange. severe is yellow. almost the entire state is one color or another. >> we need a great month this month. >> an slept march. >> it would be nice. a vaping pen created by college students is sparking concerns. the warning about doctors as the popularity of the pen continues to rise. right now, traffic a little better. but we have a couple of things to watch out for. we will tell you what those are. ing? in this area to watch out for coming up. well, maybe in about two weeks we can erase that yellyand red on the drought monitor because the extended outlook is looking very bullish for rain and snow. we will see when our next one arrives. there are low clouds and even drizzle still around the bay.
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for that. because that has been affecting markets here and around the world. now, before the opening bell rang this morning, some good news came in though. the weekly jobless report came out. economists say the numbers point to a robust labor market address the country. that helped the markets this morning. but the economic impact of tariffs has weighed heavily on stocks here and around the world. the dow and that's damage and s&p 500 were all up a third of a percent. now getting more word about what we may or may not hear about tariffs is a lot of uncertainty. the dow jones is up just a little bit. , new figures show california's unemployment rate fell in january, bringing the state jobless rate to the lowest level on record. the jobless rate here fell to 4.4% in january. that is down from 4.5% in december. the bay area added almost 12,000 jobs in january.
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statewide, construction jobs saw the biggest uptick. transportation also a good sector as well as manufacturing. in most bay area counties, the unemployment rate now is currently less than 3%. so very strong. also this morning, insurance company cigna announced it will pay $52 billion to buy express scripts. the largest benefit manager in the country. it allows people to renew prescriptions online. health insurance companies have been struggling to contain cost that's have continued to increase dramatically. combined, the new company will create a simpler health care system for patients. a warning if you eat shellfish in marin county. unusually high levels were found of a toxin called pcp in mussels, clams and oysters in the point reyes national sea shore. again, the warning is affecting those that are not commercially sold or caught. they -- they monitor the toxin
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in the commercially caught shellfish. the warning mainly for people who fish recreationally. the toxin is dangerous. it can be deadly. but so far no reports of anyone becoming sick. well, a new e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive is causing a lot of concern because it is popular among teenagers. they call it jewel. it is popular with high school student who's have been bragging on social media about actually being able to sneak puffs in class or in the bathroom. this comes as there are increasing concerns that teenagers who start with e- cigarettes may become addicted and turn to traditional cigarettes. forget about traditional cigarettes, the chemicals in the e-cigarettes are so bad. i have heard from many parents, my kids including, they have seen students sneaking this in the bathroom. bottom line, go to your educators. >> be on the lookout for them.
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>> yes. they need to be monitoring this. >> people turned to e-cigarette thinking it was a healthy alternative. >> that's another thing. educate. get health experts in to talk about the kids about what they're putting into their bodies. >> thank you, pam. >> let's get you to where you need to go. you have been focusing on 24 in the east bay. how is that looking. >> it is not bad. let me dial something up here that i just noticed. and i'll just have to tell you about it because i won't be able to get it on the screen. a new crash right at highway 80. according to chp, the driver of this vehicle was seen driving erratically before the crash. chp is heading out there. that just came in. let's go to the bay bridge. you can see traffic is backed up all the way to the maze. the metering lights are on. not too much of a break. if you want to wait around, you can. ominous looking clouds there. but it is dry so far. here is a look at westbound 24.
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a little improvement but still way behind schedule because of earlier issues. we're talking about things that happened in the 6:00 hour still affecting traffic now. and here it is almost 9:00. the peninsula at northbound 101 because of that problem i told you about in san francisco, check this out, northbound 101 is backed up from 380. you heard me. 380 all the way up to cesar chavez. 280 is your best friend right now. 848. let's bring in steve. >> i heard you. >> you heard me. >> that's a long way. >> it is a long way. >> thank you, sir. >> our good friend kevin is in sausalito. drizzle is still coming down. quarter inch fell in sausalito. there were decent amounts. wood acre and also towards mount tam had really good rain. also into the russian river area. so two-thirds to three quarters. there's the half inch. kensington had good rain. three -- a third of an inch.
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kent field, richmond and after that it tailed off. san francisco, .07. there is still more on the way. i have to be honest with you folks, the 10, 15-day outlooks look bullish for us. we will focus our attention to the north as a pretty cold system digs in. foggy morning, low clouds. sun and clouds very mild to muggy. 60s and 70s. saturday afternoon into early sunday morning looks like our next rain. and the moisture streaming across the pacific right just south of the hawaiians islands will get drawn up here and is on its way. out of the west/southwest, the moisture is streaming in. even though we're on the mild to warm cited, there will be a mix of sun and clouds today. 50s to 60. sfo, 57. san jose, 57. so a tropical feel here. any sun breaks and i think low
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70s are certainly possible. by friday we cloud it up. by saturday, rain moves in. the focus is -- is it still going to be around the monterey peninsula northward? has how it looks between monterey. most of the bay area will be in the rain. then it comes in from the north. that will lower the snow levels. it looks like a cold, rainy pattern next week. we need a few sun breaks in there. if the cloud cover is there, it will hold it off a little bit. mild air mass. don't get used to it, mike. >> i won't. >> it will cool down big time next week. >> sounds accurate. thank you, steve. >> you got it. sinking shoreline along the bay. up next, the problem for people and property on the peninsula and what could be done to slow it down.
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>> a research report from uc berkeley geo physicist is raising alarms about bay front land built on landfill. it shows the ground is sinking and that's not all. jessie gary has the story.
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>> reporter: researchers say the problem of sinking started as soon as progress dictated portions of the bay front in foster city, union city, treasure island and sfo were filled in for development. >> we knew this was happening but we didn't really have observations showing where the sinking was happening and how fast. >> reporter: by skype the geo physicist says he spent the better part of a decade using satellite images and hands on measurements to map the problem. in blue, local land substance or sinking is at a rate of the thickness of a nickel annually. yellow shows at a ten agent of an inch per year. combine the two and by the end of the century, it is a red alert for areas inundated with water. >> by 2100, large areas in these places will be flooded.
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and we're only looking at average sea level. >> i don't see any infrastructure to support a move away from that. i think there would be a lot of chaos to try and respond to that. >> reporter: many residents living at or close to the bay say they have known fill areas were gradually sinking. but they're alarmed to learn adding rising sea levels could put them in harm within generations. >> we need to be thinking about solutions. we can't just keep doing things the way we have been doing them. >> reporter: the doctor has been talking to the usgs and city leaders about incorporating this new data into future urban planning. in the short term, he suggests sea walls, levees or we weres and marsh lands to help preserve existing communities. >> this is something that affects all of us. if fremont thinks first, okay. but it will eventually catch up to everyone around the world. >> reporter: jessie gary, ktvu fox 2 news. the city of berkeley has
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been named one of the best places to live in america. it was number three. the ranking is based on the quality of schools, crimes and housing trends. san francisco was 15th on the list. adult children who come back home to live are causing their parents stress and conflict. a study published in the journal of social science and medicine found that the boomerang children cause a dramatic decline in their parents' well being. that was only the case when the adult children return today an empty nest. there was no negative effect on the parents if other children were still living at home. rising housing costs and job insecurity are the reasons they return home according to the study. a new proposal from the uc president. how it would guarantee admission for certain students.
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>> the family of a danville woman who was killed is offering a $10,000 reward for
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information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer. the pod eof emily was found last october in a home in byron. detectives say she was shot to death while house-sitting at the home. if you have information, call police. the trial has begun for a san francisco police officer charged with hit and run. the hot cop of the castro as he was known is accused of driving a car in 2015 that hit two pedestrians in a north beach crosswalk and leaving the car at the scene and running away. he was off duty at the time. and the between who hit suffered serious injuries. he said he abandoned the car because an angry crowd at the scene recognized him and he felt he was in danger. a registered sex offender is behind bars accused of exposing himself to a teenage. a 16-year-old girl was walking near martin luther king jr. park in san mateo monday evening when she saw the sussex posing himself. she went home and called
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police. uses her description, officers tracked down the man on your gene now. police know him and he has a history of committing similar crimes. napolitano is calling on uc's academic senate to determine what it will take to extend a guarantee of admission to all qualifying california community college transfer students. >> nap nap made the announcement during a speech at the commonwealth club in san francisco yesterday. students would need to complete recommended courses and qualify academically. nasa has a different look at the surface of mars. take a look at the photo of the north pole of mars. this brown wavy images that dominate the photos are sand dunes. look at the gray around them. those are boulder that's are piled in what being loos to be a pretty specific tile pattern. nasa scientists say it is the
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same pattern created on earth by frost heave when repeating freezing and thawing of the ground arranges them in stripes or circles. >> thursday morning here in the bay area as we look at san francisco bay. a light drizzle for many of the folks out there. one of my favorite mornings this time of year when you get a little drizzle. good for a hike, bike or a run. who am i kidding? i don't run anymore. i do like a nice hike in the woods when it

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