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on his way to pick up a third passenger when he accidentally drove down the stairs. nobody was hurt. uber says it is investigating into what happened. new police video from sacramento and an emotional cry for justice. we will hear from sacramento police. the family of the unarmed man shot to death by officers, his relatives and supporters demand charges are filed. dozens of parents and supporters plan to show a display of unity and support outside an alamo elementary school. how it is designed to counter a protest plan by a known extremist group. it is 7:00 on a tuesday morning. march 27th. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. steve paulson is in his office. >> it is nippy now. >> from some but not all.
there is a big difference in temperatures from north to south. around the bay, a lot of mid- 50s. i did see a 58 earlier. the same in alameda and oakland. a lot of 40s. san jose, livermore, oakland. stacy says she is up 6 degrees from the same time yesterday. there are some cool readings. gilroy, 36. campbell, 39. some cool readings. 42, carmel. eagle north, and there are huge differences in napa county and eastern parts of solano county and contra costa county. your seeing mid to upper 50s for some areas that were near freezing yesterday. the ridge of high pressure is not going anywhere for a while. 56 at the napa airport. yesterday they were around 34. concord, 44.
fairfield, 54. it is all breeze driven. a lot of sunshine today. the cool is being modified. high pressure building in. today we warm-up. it will continue into thursday. some upper 70s likely by then. 60s and maybe low 70s today. it was quiet for a while and then it got busy. >> got busy. and there was a brush fire at wolf road. we have been talking about it. the backup is growing and growing. i want to show you downtown san jose. you can see how slow it is. this is unusual for it to be backed up this long. this is because of the brushfire we have been talking about for about 40 minutes. northbound 280 near wolf road cupertino. it is right there before you get to wolf road. it has made a mess of 280. 85, the alternate, is also jampacked. now people have heard about it. 101 is moderate. i would say you can probably
use the side roads to get around or just leave the house early. you will need it if you are going to cupertino or sunnyvale. southbound 101 at third, crash. traffic backed up from the airport -- airport. highway four is slow coming over the hill from pittsburgh over to bay point. 680 is slow as well through present hill and concord. this morning's commute on 880 is moderate in front of the colosseum. traffic is going to be slow at the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up all the way out to the maze. 7:03 a.m. back to the desk. east bay elementary and to set up a colorful barrier between their students and numbers of the church that has been labeled a hate group. >> the church group plans to start picketing in alamo. alley is out there now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we just spoke to the parents
who organized other parents and supporters using facebook. they got people together and came up with the idea of the rainbow umbrella barrier around the elementary school. they are expecting as many as 60-100 people to hold at the umbrellas and create a wall around the school and shield the children from the offensive signs and pickets from this extremist group. we are talking about westboro baptist church. they said they plan to picket outside of rancho romero elementary school in alamo this morning. the -- this is designed to counter the protest. a handful of members with the baptist church so they would be picketing outside of this elementary school. the group is known for its extreme anti- lgbt find that agenda. the organizer of the local counter protest apparently is apparent at a school at another alamo elementary. when she said she heard about the plans, she decided to organized other -- to organize other parents and
supporters. >> my hope is that there is a visual, beautiful and powerful message that every child in our community knows they are loved, celebrated, valued for exactly who they are. >> reporter: why is this group coming to this elementary school in alamo? it is not entirely clear. but according to the organizer of the counter protest. rancho romero had a fine on a campus that talked about issues like gender identity that some parents objected to. the sign did get some national attention via social media. and it appears that maybe how the westboro group found out about this particular elementary school. we have been told that the school district knows about this picket and the counter protest. we have been told by some of the parents here that the school is actually going to be starting class later to keep some of the traffic issues at bay and also to keep some of the students away from any
potential conflicts. we don't expect there to be conflicts. but the culture, sheriff's office says they will have officers in place. and a short time ago, we did see sheriff's office or stopping by. we will be heading over there as soon as the group here starts walking over to rancho romero elementary which should be any minute now. >> thank you. it is 7:06 a.m. today, community members in sacramento are expected to meet with city council after the police released more body camera video of last week's controversial shooting death of an unarmed man, stephon clark. two officers were responding to reports of car break-ins when they saw 22-year-old stephon clark. aerial video shows officers chasing stephon clark. they said they thought he had a gun and fired 20 shots at him and his grandmother's backyard. it turns out that stephon clark was not armed. he was only holding a cell
phone. stephon clark's family wants federal and state prosecutors to investigate. >> [ crying ] i want justice for my baby. >> we are open to all discussions. we want our community to know that we are committed. >> the police also released body camera video of the shooting. in that video, about seven minutes after the gunfire, you can hear instructions to the gun -- to the officers to mute body cameras. the audio then goes silent. at 9:30 a.m. this morning, the attorney general along with sacrament officials will hold a news conference on the investigation into that shooting. the louisiana attorney general meet today with the family of an african-american man shot and killed by a white officer in 2016. attorney general jeff landry will tell the family -- will
let the family know whether either of the officers involved will face charges. alton sterling was selling cds outside of the baton rouge convenient store when one officer wrestled him to the ground and another shot him. a loaded revolver was found in the pocket of alton sterling. officers said they thought he was reaching for it. in may, the justice department declined to file charges against the officers. new reports that immigration agents at the federal level are using facebook data to track down undocumented immigrants. a report details a case from last year in which ice agents were searching for a man in new mexico. they were able to get a log of when he used facebook along with corresponding ip addresses for the login. facebook says in this particular case, it responded to the ice request for information because it was part of an investigation involving a child predator. yesterday the federal trade commission said it is
investigating facebook's privacy policies. following the discovery that the consulting -- consulting firm cambridge analytica access information from 50 million facebook users during the 2016 presidential campaign. privacy advocates claim the company violated a consent decree with the fcc. congress is getting about. the senate judiciary committee has invited facebook ceo mark zuckerberg to testify next month. meantime, shares of facebook have lost 13% of their value after the scandal broke. police in east palo alto say man is in custody for what appears to be two random shootings last night. the 65-year-old woman was shot in the arm. she was walking home from a 7- eleven store. police say she was the second victim of the gunmen. the first victim was sitting in his car when another man drove up next to him and fired a shot. but missed him. then that victim followed the shooter as he drove off and saw the injured woman. the up -- they also described the suspect's car to investigators.
palo alto police found the suspect later in their city. if you have any information on either shooting, call the east palo alto police. oakland police pulled an suv out of lake merritt. they say it is linked to the death of two people found in the water earlier this month. the chevy suburban was pulled out of the lake yesterday, more than a week after a man and woman were seen fighting in the area. a 39-year-old man was pulled from the lake and later died at the hospital march 15th. johnson was found that 50 feet from shore. police in the two were dating. johnson had signs of physical injuries. her death is being investigated as a homicide. the man's death is being investigated as an accidental drowning. police in the suburban belonged to him and was first spotted by an alameda county sheriff's drone. >> the vehicle was discovered by the drone. we are looking to see if it is connected to the march 15 tech
-- march 15th murder. >> what led to the fight and how they ended up in the lake is not clear. there is a memorial near the spot where the suv was pulled from the water. the man accused of making a threat against schools in san mateo is now in custody. police released to the surveillance video showing the man walking up to the counter at a big five store on el camino last friday. the employees say he asked to buy a gun so he could "shoot up a school." sammartino -- san mateo police beefed-up patrol this week responding to the alleged threat. the man is now in protective custody at a hospital for a mental health examination. police say he apologized and said it was all a joke. and an early morning chase ends and an arrest. the high-speed chase of officers across three counties and four freeways. the state of california is now suing the trump administration. the question the government
it is 7:14 a.m. stormy daniels filed a lawsuit against president trump's personal attorney. she is suing michael cohen for dust -- for defamation. michael cohen denied the affair happen but admitted to paying daniels -- daniels hush money. now they're calling on president trump to take the witness stand. >> there is a reason why this $130,000 was paid. if she is not telling the truth, let the president take to the podium and call her a liar. let the president come forward and say it never happened. >> legal analysts say by suing michael cohen for defamation and to nullify the disclosure agreement, she may open the door to get president trump and his personal attorney deposed under oath.
texas and 17 other states led by republican governors are supporting the trump administration in this lawsuit over california's sanctuary state laws. the states say california does not have the authority to pass laws that interfere with federal immigration enforcement. they fear california laws could make it easier for immigrants who committed crimes to go to other states. federal officials have said california's sanctuary laws prevent them from removing illegal immigrants that are a danger to the public. the federal lawsuit filed earlier this month wants to overturn three california laws meant to protect undocumented residents. today california's attorney general is filing a lawsuit against the trumpet ministries over a question that will now appear on the 2020 census. the commerce department decided to include a question about citizenship on the census. a state attorney general says the question is illegal and will discourage immigrants from
responding. he says he expects noncitizens and possibly their family members who are here legally to worry because they are afraid of being deported. that he says would mean a less accurate count. the question of the day. should citizenship status be a question on the 2020 census? 43% for yes. 57% say no. let us know what you think by voting on the ktvu twitter page and leave comments on the ktvu facebook page. it is 7:16 a.m. my question to you. is everybody behaving for you? >> we continue to have slow traffic in the silicon valley on the approach. and 280 is usually not this backed up. it is backed up out of downtown san jose because of the fire we had on 280 near wolf road. the trees were on fire. the fire department, has a pretty big response. blocking a couple of lanes. traffic is going to be backed up all the way down to highway
101. this is a serious back up. it is putting pressure on the other freeways in the valley. 101 has now become very slow into sunnyvale. and 85 is sold out. if you know your way around, you can use a couple of surface roads. you might want to do that or use transit because this is one of those commutes that unfortunately, for the silicon valley commute, it is not usually this slow. you will feel at this morning. south on 101, clearing an accident near third. traffic backed up from the airport. and 280 is your best bet. 680 and 24, slow traffic in the east bay. on 680 as well. and 880 traffic is okay as you drive through. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a backup of about 25 minutes. 7:17 a.m. let's bring in steve with the forecast. good morning. we have a lot of sunshine today. there is a huge difference between some temperatures to the south and the north. as many as 20 degrees or more. it depends if you have that breeze. a lot of sun today.
a quite pattern. it will be warmer. 60s and a north wind. tomorrow, everybody gets in on the warm-up. and this is it. if you are heading out tonight, sunny and breezy. very warm in the city. in fact, mid-50s already. daly city, 51. seeing signs of an offshore breeze. a little east at hayward. west at san francisco. northwest at the bay. so the offshore should kick in a little bit. 40s and 50s. pacifica, 51. 48, hayward. san carlos, low 50s. here is a big difference. out toward the delta area, a north wind has tailed off. napa county, some locations are
up 24 degrees compared yesterday. napa airport, 56. brentwood, 52. livermore, 44. sfo, 53. 48, berkeley. 48, santa rosa. a lot of 40s and 50s. some 30s in the mix. to the north, that is where the rain line has gone. yesterday at this time, much cooler. around lake tahoe, 20s and 30s. 26, south lake tahoe. 19 degrees for truckee. temperatures will continue to climb all the way into thursday. that will probably be the warmest day. 60s and 70s. above average. mid-70s for a few. it looks like the trend is to continue to warm up. as we do, we will see topping out in upper 70s by thursday. it is 7:19 a.m. and a new proposal in oakland.
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states earned getting facebook over privacy concerns. a price target was cut from $230 a share, down to $210 a share. it is still higher than where facebook stop -- stock opened up this morning when the bell rang. right now it is trading at about $150 a share. another chinese company ringing the bell this morning. that is a greentree hospitality group. it franchises more than 2000 economy hotels in china. traders busy. volatility continues. checking in on the numbers, the futures indicated a higher opening. still hanging onto some games -- gains for the dow jones. of 22 points. just a little bit percentagewise. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 both down a little bit right now. the deadline to pay her taxes is exactly three weeks from today. as you fill out those forms,
you should be aware of certain red flags that could trigger the irs audit. tax experts say the auditors compare your deduction to those taken by other people with similar incomes. taking an early withdrawal from your retirement account could also mean an in-depth look by agents. and having too many businesses and business expenses since the red flag. another thing that could trigger an audit, mistakes. double check your numbers. tax software will check those things for you. if your taxes are particularly complicated, you might want to consult a tax professional. you may soon be able to buy a car at walmart. the retailer plans to have a pilot program. it began two years ago with car saver. the program connects car buyers with dealerships, financing and even insurance. the service is being rolled out nationally on walmart.com. it will expand to 250 walmart locations stores starting in georgia in illinois, indiana
and virginia. a new study shows a graduation gap between rich and poor college students is growing wider. the journal, called demography, reveals that only 11.8% of children born in the 1980s, from poor backgrounds, have a college degree. meanwhile, students born in the same decade but from wealthier backgrounds, had graduation rates of nearly 60%. the study also showed that while more students with poor backgrounds are attending college, the percentage of those who graduated remained low. in the 80s, a lot of people dropped out to go into the business or venture capital businesses. but it is interesting. you do have to reapply for financial aid every single year. there are some important deadlines. so that can be one of the reasons. because it is very expensive. >> it is. thank you. 7:26 a.m. no takers for a new permit.
up next, driverless cars will soon be legal in california. with the dmv is saying about those applications. . a man driving a work van leads chp on an early-morning pursuit that went all the way from the bay bridge and san francisco to pleasant hill. we will show you how this chase ended and explain what chp says this man did wrong. we do have traffic on interstate 880 that seems to be doing pretty well. looking at northbound 880, not a lot of slowing right now. we will watch that and watch other trouble spots coming up. no trouble spots in the weather. it will be a lovely day today. temperatures starting to warm- up. into the 70s now under sunny skies.
tuesday morning, march 27th. 7:29 a.m.. >> i think steve paulson has some beautiful weather. >> it will be very nice. very quiet. sunshine is already there. beginning to make its move. it will warm up now. there is a huge difference. there are some 30s and mid-50s. thomas smith said he heard a robin singing. must be spring. a balmy 52. look at some of the temperatures. 30s at morgan hill. santa cruz mountains, 42.
san jose, 45. some of the temperatures this morning at 6:00 a.m., here one san francisco, was 58 degrees. alameda, mid-50s. some big differences in these temperatures. the biggest difference is napa county. 20-25 degrees warmer than yesterday. nap airport, 56. yesterday, we had temperatures around 32-33. a lot of 40s for some because of the breeze. much stronger a couple hours ago. it is out of the north. that will hold the temperatures up. leading to a nice day. high-pressure here for a while. it will stay. so 60s and 70s for temperatures. what are you seeing there? >> seeing if i see some improvement here. before we do that, i want to let you know that i'm a because
of your forecasting, i am getting my shorts and flip- flops ready. >> thank you for the warning. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17, if this is your commute and trying to get into cupertino today, you need extra time. it is rare that we look at this picture and see a backup like this. it has been stretching all the way into cupertino. this is because of an earlier brushfire on north or 280 near wolf road. it really put a lot of pressure on the commute. here is another look at 280 on the left this time. the camera pointing down toward the baskin avenue over crossing. you can see how jampacked it is. kind of like the old days of the silicon valley when we had backups like this routinely. look at all the slow traffic. thanks might start improving now that the fire is out for the damages done. 101 is slow. so is 185. all of these commutes are jampacked. even 17 itself is slow approaching interstate 880. so leave the house early. use side roads and expect
people to be running a little late if you are waiting for them. highway 101 near a third, an earlier crash. traffic will be slow. we look at the east bay commute. we see 80, 680 and highway four are slow. getting up to 880 -- this is unusually light. we will take it. you get to the bay bridge and it is backed up to the maze. 7:32 a.m.. a man was arrested early this morning after leading the chp on a high-speed chase across three bay area counties. >> alex savage is live at pleasant hill with why police were chasing him in the first place. >> reporter: good morning. the chp says this work van drove right through a construction zone on the bay bridge in the eastbound lanes early this morning. nearly hitting a number of workers and almost crashing into a patrol car. the man behind the wheel of that van refused to pull over
for officers. steinback. >> reporter: this pursuit started around 1:00 and headed east along interstate 80. interstate 580, highway 24 and then on to northbound 680. the driver of the van reached speeds of 90 miles an hour. the chase finally came to an end when the driver turned on to a dead end street in pleasant hill. officers pulled the man from the vehicle and took him to the ground. the driver had on boxer shorts and socks at the time. he was tased as officers took him into custody. the chp says this man's reckless driving put a lot of people at risk. >> he in fact did in danger the workers in that zone and almost collided with our officer's patrol car as he sped through the closure. he was actually within the
closure where the workers were setting up the traffic control devices. >> reporter: if you take a closer look at this van come you can see the signs on the door say "black rock city public works department." that is the group in charge of building the temporary city in the nevada desert for the annual burning man gathering. it is unclear if the driver has any connections to that event. authorities have not identified the driver behind the wheel of the van early this morning that led officers on this pursuit. we do know he was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. he was tased during this early morning pursuit. >> fox2's alex savage. thank you. another crash this morning. leading to an on-ramp shutdown that continues at this hour. just after 3:30 a.m., police started chasing a car at 680 and conquered. it ended along highway four at the on-ramp in concord when the car flipped over. the driver of the car got out
and ran away. police have not said if they found the driver. the on-ramp was a shutdown for several hours but we just learned it reopened. it is 7:35 a.m. oakland police searching for the driver of a pickup truck that ran away after crashing into parked cars and shots were fired. last night at about 8:00, police received reports of gunfire near 27th avenue and foothill boulevard. when they arrived, they found a pickup truck that had been driven onto the sidewalk and crashed into parked cars. witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw the driver running away. police are trying to track him down. no injuries have been reported. and sheriff's deputies are watching over a remote location where possible human remains were recently discovered. those remains are buried in an area northeast of beale air force base. a source close to the investigations of the remains are possibly those of this missing aspiring actress.
she was last seen in hollywood one month ago. friday, a man she was romantically involved with led police on a chase in southern california before shooting and killing himself. and an expert has been called to the scene to examine the remains. it is 7:36 a.m. the san mateo sheriff's department needs your help finding a missing teenager. 15-year-old smith. this is her photograph. she was last seen march 16th at about 5:00 in the afternoon. she was leaving the san mateo children's receiving home. it is a transitional home for young people. detectives they all of the leads are exhausted and they are asking for your help. if you have any information, call san mateo county detective myers at 650-363-4050. we know the name of the man who was killed friday when his tesla suv crashed on highway 101 and burst into flames. the victim was 38-year-old wade long of san mateo. this happened in mountain view. authorities say the electric car barreled into the barrier sending the vehicle airborne.
two of the cars hit it. and the tesla burst into flames. the fire exposed live wires connected to the battery and it took hours for first responders and tesla engineers at the scene to safely remove the battery pack and reopen the lanes of traffic. a new report from the california dmv finds no companies have applied for permits for driverless cars. the examiner asked the dmv how many companies applied. they said none. next monday is the first day that autonomous cars can drive in california roads without someone being behind the wheel. companies that want to do so have to get a permit from the dmv before they hit the road. the dmv says the permits can be accused -- can be approved quickly and if the person meets strict requirements. the government in arizona is suspending self driving uber car tests on public roads after the deadly crash last week where a 49-year-old pedestrian was killed. the governor says he found the video released by police about
the crash disturbing and alarming. arizona has been a testing ground for uber and other companies and autonomous vehicles. a judge in the south bay has cleared the way for santa clara county voters to decide the fate of this embattled judge erin persky. he sensed -- sentenced brock turner to six months in jail for sexual assault. critics who thought the sentence was too lenient gathered more than 94,000 signatures to put a measure on the june ballot to recall judge persky. they said the recall campaign should have been filed at the state level because he considers himself a state officer. oakland teachers protesting outside of schools today and tomorrow, calling attention to their expired contracts. teachers say they have been working without a contract for almost nine months. they say to protest, teachers will not do any work outside of their paid work day.
teachers are also calling for more paid planning time, higher salaries and smaller class sizes. a young couple visiting the bay area for the first time had their dreams crushed when thieves smashed into the rental car and stole the backpack with a diamond engagement ring inside. they were here on what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. one hour after they landed at oakland international, thieves broke into their rental car when they were inside of the in- n-out. they did not take their luggage but they did take a backpack. inside, an engagement ring. it was about to be part of a dream proposal. >> as i am looking out the window, i see somebody grab a backpack out of my car. he ran over to the next car and busted that one too. they went away. i had my backpack -- which was the most valuable thing and it had my diamond engagement ring. >> so the two say they have
been talking about making the big jump to marriage. and she said she tried on the ring a few weeks ago but had no idea her boyfriend was planning to take the ring to california and propose on this trip. despite their tears, they say they are thankful they are okay. the car is no big deal. they said, we are here. let's gone with the trip. we have each other. >> that is a heartbreaker. >> yes, it is. still ahead, a breach of sanctuary policies in the south bay. coming up at 8:00, what we are finding out about ice agents that were allowed inside of the santa clara county main jail. tonight, the mega millions drawing is the fourth largest in history. what is up for grabs and how long you have to get a ticket. traffic is pretty slow in many areas this morning. but san francisco seems to be having a decent commute approaching the 80 split.
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and the giants. a new trophy will be awarded to the winner of this a bridge series. also the oakland a's president talking about the offer to buy the coliseum complex. also at the 9:00 hour, comedian julie goldman is joining us. and your live at the marine mammal center as they launch a new campaign. we are live in marin county. thank you. 7:44 a.m. the newest train cars by b.a.r.t. are making a new trip. two cars could make the 3600- mile journey from new york to the bay area. b.a.r.t. says 22 of the new cars have already been delivered. when they get to the bay area, they are taken to hayward where they undergo inspection and testing before they are put into service. b.a.r.t. has ordered a total of 775 new railcars for what it is calling the fleet of the future.
so you have been following some major traffic problems. >> we keep going back to the most serious problem in the bay area. that seems to be getting worse. 280 northbound, driving from highway 101. you normally do not see this. it is jampacked. getting up to the site of an earlier fire in cupertino. northbound 280 near wolf road is very slow through highway 17. it continues to slow because of earlier issues. now the whole valley is kind of slow. 101, 85. if you are driving to work right now and you have to go, go with plenty of extra time. if you have discretion, i would put it off until this winds down. a couple hours. who has a couple hours? southbound 101 at third, you can see traffic will be slow because of an earlier accident. 280 is your best bet. we do have traffic here in the east bay that has been low on four and also 680. we also have a look at traffic on the marin county freeways.
flow from highway 37 going down to the civic center. and then it picks up. 7:46 a.m. hello steve. i wish we had a couple hours in the morning. who has a couple of hours? we do have pretty quiet conditions. yesterday, there was a decent breeze over the bay. much quieter today. there is still a slight northerly breeze. that is making for some very warm conditions. in parts of the bay area. not all. san francisco, mid to upper 50s. same in napa county. different for the south. 38, cool, calm and clear. i was hoping we might hit 70 this afternoon. after a gorgeous monday. if you thought monday was gorgeous, you will like it better today. mill valley, 46. napa, 57. 10 degrees warmer than earlier.
napa county is about 20-25 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. there are plenty of 30s and santa clara valley. morgan hill and gilroy. a lot of 30s in the santa cruz mountains. low 40s and santa clara. we have about a 25 degrees spread between some of the lows to the current temperatures. 60s and 70s today. a breeze has tailed off a teeny bit. after today, they will start to count. it should be beautiful. 64 at at&t. napa airport, 56. 53, sfo. 53, the city. some 30s and 40s for others. depending on the northerly breeze, which is showing signs of a decreasing a little bit. it is still north. parts of celano and contra costa county. overall, looking for high pressure to kick in and be very well.
19, truckee. we are on our way to a lot of sunshine and temperatures bumping up. it started a teeny bit yesterday. it will be more pronounced and then really fire up toward wednesday and into thursday. thursday looks to be the warmest. 60s and 70s on your temperatures. 74, napa. 74 and 70s and 60s for many. tomorrow, we will continue to turn that up. upper 70s by thursday. it is 7:48 a.m. how about the san jose sharks. they won again beating the chicago blackhawks in a shootout. san jose got up to a slow start. trailing 2-1 late in the second before they tied it up. they went ahead and the third. then the blackhawks tied it up again. the game went into overtime. and then into a shootout. then, kevin the bank -- look at him. he fakes a shot. and lifted the puck into the net
and scores. san jose has now won eight games in a row. the longest winning streak in seven years. the sharks play again tonight in st. louis. following up on a story we first told you about on mornings on two, we are learning more about the efforts by the oakland a's to stay in oakland. the team president says they want to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement to buy the coliseum complex which is co- owned by oakland and alameda county. he says the howard terminal site on the waterfront near jack london square is still being considered. the site near lake merritt is off the table because of opposition from the peralta community college district which owns the land. at least one oakland councilmember says the coliseum site is ideal. >> it means owning your home. it is a port to be in a place where you control your own destiny and you can chart your own course for success. and moaning our only keeshan is a way to do that. >> we have a site that already has freeway access and parking. it is essential to the bay area
and it is already publicly owned with a completed environmental review. it is a site easy to build on on. >> they will not commit to a price tag for the coliseum deal but they say they will pay the $135 million in debt currently owed by the city and county. coming up this morning, dave couple will be here at ktvu joining us in the studio talking about plans to try to buy the coliseum site. it is 7:50 a.m. lawmakers in the uk and around the world want answers. coming up at 8:00, the latest on the facebook privacy scandal. and an uber driver gets stuck right there. made a wrong turn. next, how the driver says he wound up on those stairs trying to get out of the san francisco parking lot. ♪ seresto, seresto, seresto
welcome back. it is 7:53 a.m. linda brown has died at the age of 76. she made history for being the kansas woman who was at the center of the landmark court case that ended school segregation in the united states. back in 1950, linda brown was in the 3rd grade when her parents tried to enroll her in an all-white school at their topeka, kansas neighborhood. that effort and the national attention on it, led to the
supreme court decision, brown versus the board of education. they found that segregation violated african-american children's 14th amendment light -- amendment right to equal protection under the law. linda brown lived to be 76. the cause of her death has not been officially released. it is 7:54 a.m. the alameda county board of supervisors will vote on whether to continue funding the sheriff department urban shield. it is for first responders from all over the country. supporters say it gives teenagers a chance to work and learn from each other. but critics call it a modern wargame in densely populated areas. last year, it became very controversial when it was reported that federal immigration agents took part in urban shield. the coalition that opposes urban shield will hold a news conference this morning to say why they think the program should be canceled. the news conference will happen before the supervisors vote. in fremont, a 92-year-old man continues to recover this morning after falling more than
20 feet into a well. 92-year-old ernest silva had a sore back and bumps and bruises. he asked us not to show his face. he had been at the pump house on his property when his floorboards gave way, dropping him into the well below. he says he pressed his feet and back against the walls of trying to keep his head above water. >> we looked down the hole and saw him down there. we said, are you okay? he said just get me out of this hole. >> i am very thankful for them. very much so. i will always remember that. anything that happens, i think them. >> 92 euros old and strong as an ox. he was taken to the hospital. they did reunite and the firefighter union says they will be back. the group will go to the house next week and replace the old pumphouse. it is 7:55 a.m. cisco systems of santa clara county is donating $50 million toward ending homelessness in the silicon valley. the cisco ceo
announced the major donation yesterday saying that homelessness costs santa clara county $520 million a year. that donation by cisco will be spent over five years with destination home. it is a public-private partnership focusing on providing permanent housing to the chronically homeless. destination home helps the homeless find housing and social services while they work with them to beat addiction, find jobs and reconnect with their families. and an uber driver took a wrong turn in san francisco trying to find his way out of the parking lot. you can see the white sedan on the stairs at a safeway parking lot. the driver reportedly said he was using the uber navigation app when he made a wrong turn. the driver had two passengers in his car at the time and was on his way to pick up a third when he accidentally drove down
the stairs. nobody was hurt. it is 7:57 a.m. a chase through three bay area counties this morning. how police were able to arrest the suspect after the driver almost hit construction workers at a chp patrol car. and a lawsuit surrounding the 2020 census. the question on that form that the california attorney general is calling illegal. slow traffic. some spots are looking good. we have a mixed bag out there. 280 is beginning to improve as you drive into cupertino. sunshine. temperatures warming up. a pretty big difference between the south and the north. we will show you those temperatures coming up.
happening now, dozens of parents and supporters outside of an hour no elementary school creating a colorful rainbow colored barrier. this event is designed to counter a picket happening right now by a known extremist group. we will take you there coming up. a breach of sanctuary policies in the south bay. what we are learning about ice agency were allowed inside the santa clara county main jail. warnings on two continues now. good morning. welcome back. >> a lot of you are feeling it is warm outside. but for some, that is true and for others, no need to pick up the thermostat. >> it is over. see you next winter.
>> of course if you are in the santa cruz mountains, you would say, i don't care. it is cold. we have sunshine for everybody. temperatures from 30s to upper 50s depending on the wind, speed and direction. or no wind at all. a lovely day. a lot of sun. a quite pattern. we will end march like a lamb. it came in like a lion. this is it. after today, they start to count on thursday. >> every team plays thursday. >> sunny and nice. 55-56 in the city. at one time, pier one was 58. napa airport, 58, to 48. way above yesterday. a lot of 40s to the north. the breeze has been active. it is still there. not as strong as earlier. seems to be tailing off. high-pressure not in california and not coming back this week. 60s and 70s on the temperatures. it will be warming up. it will feel very springlike.
>> and a little spring in his step for this man. >> i like this weather. not too hot. >> just right. >> we do have traffic improving a little bit. at the end of this week and the beginning of next, we have spring break action happening. highway 24, just moderate as you drive through lafayette. driving into the tunnel. no major problems. a 40 minute drive from the bridge to the macarthur maze. the bay bridge toll plaza, backed up for 15 minutes. 880 is lighter than usual now that we are in the 8:00 hour. we might be seeing a benefit here. west on 92, san mateo bridge looks okay. southbay still recovering from some earlier problems on 280. 280 itself is a little better but still slow because of earlier problems in cupertino. let's go back to the desk. one man under arrest this
morning after leading the chp on a high-speed chase from the bay bridge to pleasant hill. >> highway patrol says around 1:00 this morning, a work van came barreling through a construction zone on the bay bridge nearly hitting workers and a chp patrol car. the man behind the wheel refused to pull over for officers and the chase was on. the driver went east along interstate 80 and 580. and then onto north 680. the chase came to an end when the driver turned on to a dead- end street in pleasant hill. officers pulled the man out of the vehicle. the driver was tased and taken into custody. the cut -- on-ramp in cnncord is back open after a chase and crash after 3:30 a.m. police started pursuing a car along 680. it ended on the on ramp when the car flipped over.
the driver got out of the vehicle and started to run away. officers have not said yet if they have located the driver. the on-ramp was shut down for several hours that reopened within the last hour. dozens of parents and supporters are gathered outside of an hour no elementary school in a show of support. >> they have created a colorful barrier designed to counter a protest plan by an anti- lgbt group. we are living from outside rancho romero elementary school with the story. >> reporter: the parents -- some people with these rainbow colored umbrellas are parents of students here at rancho romero school. some are parents of other kids in the district. some are just people who live in the community who wanted to come show support for the school and its students. what they are counter protesting against is a picket being held off to the left. we will show them briefly. these are members of a group called the westboro baptist church. they are known for extreme anti- lgbt agenda. they announced they were planning on coming to rancho romero elementary. because of that, the organizer
of the counter protest to the right got -- that got this group together on facebook, is a parent at a student at another alamo elementary school. when she learned about the plans, she decided to organize other parents and supporters. >> i think when hate issues a press release and saying they are showing up in your backyard, the community that loves all of the children in the community, shows up and says, we are bigger and we are different and we love all of our children. >> i grew up in this area. if i had somebody who was giving me a bad time about who i wanted to be, i would feel really loved if people got up at 5:00 in the morning or earlier just to come out and bring rainbow on bellows and walk me to school. >> why is the westboro group coming to this particular
elementary school in alamo? it is not entirely clear. but according to the organizer of the rainbow umbrella display, says it may have something to do with this sign. i believe we have video to show you. earlier this year, rancho romero elementary school had a sign on the campus that talked about issues of gender identity -- identity. some parents objected. tories went viral and there was a lot of social media attention. that may be how the westboro baptist group -- group found out about this school. back out here live, along with the supporters, there are some contra costa sheriff deputies who have set aside separate areas for the counter protest and the westboro picketers so the groups remain a part. there have been no problems. no shouting or engagement. just a peaceful display with well over 100 parents and supporters with rainbow colored umbrellas. the district representatives from that unified school district are out here as well. they are being kind of
tightlipped about the plan for class. normally school starts around 8:00. i will step out of the way. we are standing next to a driveway and the cars are backing up. normally, school would be starting by now. you can see the campus is pretty empty. we have been told by some of the parents that they delayed the start time at school just to keep kids out of the area while all of this is going on. and to keep traffic issues at bay. we don't know how much longer the groups will be out here. but you can see there are well over 100 people showing support for rancho romero elementary with rainbow colors out here this morning. back to you. thank you. we are learning that deputies with the santa clara county sheriff's office allowed federal immigration officers to enter the county jail and interview four inmates which is
in violation of the county's sanctuary policies. according to the chronicle, the interviews took place march 7th and 8th. about the same time ice agents interviewed an inmate at a san francisco jail. santa cloudy -- santa clara county sheriff said her group mistakingly allowed ice agents into the jail and none of the inmates were obtained by ice. some states are supporting the trump administration in its lawsuit over california sanctuary laws. the state says california does not have the authority to pass was interfering with federal immigration enforcement. they fear california's laws could make it easier for immigrants who committed crimes to go to other states. federal officials have said california's sanctuary laws prevent them from removing illegal immigrants who pose a threat to the public. the federal lawsuit filed earlier this month seeks to overturn three california laws meant to protect undocumented residents. orange county making an active push against california sanctuary state laws. the orange county board of supervisors will vote today to -- to opt out of the state law limiting cooperation between police and federal deportation
agents. yesterday the orange county sheriff's department said it will provide public information on when inmates are scheduled to be released from custody. the critics say that information helps immigration officials arrest undocumented immigrants when they are released from county custody. today the california attorney general is filing a lawsuit against the trump administration over a question that will now appear on the 2020 census form. the calmest department decided to include a question about citizenship on the census. the state attorney general xavier becerra said the question is illegal and will discourage immigrants from responding. he expect noncitizens and possibly their family members who are here legally to worry because they are afraid of being deported. that, he says, would mean a less accurate count. >> so the question of the day. should citizenship status be a question on the 2020 census? 46% say yes. 54% say no. let us know by voting on the ktvu twitter page and leaving comments on the ktvu facebook page. new reports that federal immigration agents are using facebook user data to track down undocumented immigrants. a report by the intercept
details a case from last year in which ice agents were searching for a man in new mexico. they were able to get a log of when he used facebook as well as corresponding ip addresses for each of those logins. but facebook says that in that particular case, they responded to the ice request for the information because it was part of an investigation involving a child predator. this comes as facebook continues to face backlash over its privacy policies including calls for government investigations, both in the united states as well as other countries. benjamin hall has more from london on the latest facebook revelations. >> reporter: facebook, still in hot water with lawmakers, regulators and its own users. following the disclosure, the data from some 50 million people, made it into the hands of a political consulting group, linked to the trump campaign.
that firm, cambridge analytica, also accused of violating campaign laws in several countries. and a whistleblower, testifying in a british parliament committee hearing, describes the firm's business model as "modern-day colonialis ." >> it undermines institutions of countries struggling to develop those institutions. so there are a lot of reasons why i find the company problematic. >> reporter: the testimony comes as facebook finds itself in more legal trouble back home. the company, now the target of a consumer fraud lawsuit filed late monday in cook county, illinois. >> we want to know how many people in illinois who are facebook users have had their information exposed. because of this breach. >> reporter: on capitol hill, there are growing calls for a book ceo mark zuckerberg to testify before congress. the house commerce committee plans to hold a hearing. some lawmakers are discussing new regulations on social media to make sure this does not
happen again. >> the social media search engine -- that component of the ecosystem on the internet, has not been transparent and how they protect privacy. >> reporter: british lawmakers are also inviting mark zuckerberg to testify before parliament but acknowledged tuesday that it is unlikely to happen. in london, ktvu fox2 news. driverless cars can be on the road without someone behind the wheel starting as early as next week in california. but the company is making the autonomous cars appear to be behind schedule. what it takes them to get approval from the dmv. and supporters for stephon clark continue to call for justice. the 22-year-old was on armand -- unarmed when he was shot and killed by sacramento police.
the man accused of making a threat against schools in san mateo is in custody. police released this video showing the man walking up to a counter on friday. employees say he asked to buy a gun so he could "shoot up his school." san mateo police added patrols that schools this week in response to the threat. the man is now in protective custody and in a hospital for a health evaluation.
he says he claimed it was a joke. community members and sacrament it will meet with city council members after police released more video of last week's controversial shooting death of an unarmed man, stephon clark. two officers were responding to car break-ins when they saw 22- year-old stephon clark. we are sharing video here from the officer's body cameras. aerial video shows officers chasing clark. they say they thought he had a gun and they fired 20 shots at him. he was in his grandmother's backyard. it turns out stephon clark was not armed and only holding a cell phone. now his family wants federal and state prosecutors to investigate his killing. >> [ crying ] i want justice for my baby. i want justice for stephon clark. >> we are open to all discussions. we want our community to know that we are committed, given the facts of this incident. >> police also released more body camera video of the shooting. in that video, seven minutes after the gunfire come you can here an instruction for officers to mute their body cameras. the audio on the footage than those silent.
coming up at 9:30 today, attorney general xavier becerra along with sacramento officials will have a news conference on the investigation into the shooting. oakland police pulled an suv out of lake merritt. police say it is linked to the depths of two people found earlier this month. the chevy suburban was pulled out of the lake yesterday, more than a week after a man and woman were reported fighting in the area. 39-year-old michael grace was pulled from the lake and later died at the hospital. the body of 24-year-old tayahnah johnson was found in the lake 50 feet from shore. police say the two work dating. johnson's death is being investigated as a homicide. and grace's and accidental drowning. police say the suburban belonged to him and was first spotted by a drone. what led up to the fight and why the two ended up in the lake is not clear. let's help get you out the door. no rain to drive through. >> some of the commute is easier. by the way. our very own pamela cook on twitter just tweeted that.
>> some roads are lighter. some are not. kind of a mixed bag. as we get to the end of the week, we will have good friday. some people have the day off. i know the market is closed. easter is sunday. next week, some schools have time off. so it is going to be kind of hit and miss. some commutes are getting lighter like this one at the bay bridge. it should be completely lighted by 9:00. if you are waiting at home, maybe want to check it out. there have been no major problems this morning on 880. this is surprising. usually we have slow traffic here. but we don't. the san mateo bridge, that traffic is okay. we have a lot of slow traffic in the south bay. this was brought on by an
earlier fire in cupertino. the lanes are open. all the freeways including 280 are slow. what about the weather today. >> it will be nice today. we have a big difference in temperatures. i think the winner today is napa county by far. the wind machines were going yesterday. 32-35-degree readings. napa, 60 degrees this morning. 51, windsor. it is all dependent on the wind speed and direction. if you have the north wind, it is on the mile decide. if you look to the south, there were a lot of 30s. there are still some in the santa cruz mountains. also morgan hill warming up. same for campbell. they were at 39. now 44. for some, cold. others, much warmer. including parts of san francisco where we had mid to
upper 50s for a while. a lot of fun. a quiet pattern. 60s and 70s. today's the day week had them up and move them out as far as temperatures go. >> there you go. beautiful weather today. 40s and 50s. fairfield, 56. napa airport was 58. they have dropped to 48. at this time yesterday, they were at 37. 54, the city. same for sfo. palo alto, 44. they will get there. as the north breeze is not as strong as it was. the napa airport has turned southeast from a north wind. still mile. high-pressure until friday. all the rain has moved toward seattle and portland. 21, truckee. yesterday, they were at seven. 39, ukiah. no north breeze there. overall, sunshine and temperatures warming up. as high-pressure kicks in, the breeze will be with us. mount diablo was gusting at 53
miles an hour at 8:00 in the morning. wednesday and thursday look warmer. warmer on thursday for sure. 60s and 70s. near average for some. above for others. the theme will continue all the way into thursday. looks good friday. a little cool with clouds but still okay. >> perfect weather for opening day games. >> that is true. thank you. as for now, the oakland a's and giants have split the first two in the three-game series. the last warm-up game between these two clubs will be tonight. and next, the new trophy that will be awarded to the winner.
step two: walk out with top brands at big savings... ...at the ross spring shoe event. stormy daniels has filed a lawsuit against the personal attorney of trump. the suit comes a day after daniels tell-all television interview. michael cohen denied the affair took place. daniels attorney is calling on president trump to take the witness stand. california school districts affected by the october wildfires will get $2 million from the federal government. the funding is to reimburse the schools for staff overtime, hiring substitute teachers, mental health services and other causes related to the fires. in the bay area, the sonoma and napa school districts qualify for funding. the state superintendent says the districts are extremely
grateful for the support. the bay bridge series resumes tonight between the oakland a's and the giants. right now it is tied up at one game apiece after an extra inning last night at at&t park. the giants got on the board first with a base in the second inning that scored buster posey. then they came back and tied the game at the top of the third with a matt chapman homerun. then scoring another run to take this game into the 10th inning. that is when the oakland a's scored seven more times to win the game 9-2. the giants and oakland a's are starting a new tradition the season when they play against each other during the regular season. the winner of the interleague bay bridge series will get this trophy. they will meet for three games beginning july 13th at at&t park. then again for three games starting july 20th at oakland coliseum. we are learning more about efforts to stay in oakland with the oakland a's. the team president says they would like to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement to buy the coliseum contact -- complex which is co- owned by oakland and alameda county.
they say the howard terminal site on the waterfront by jack lemmon square remains the condition for the new ballpark. like meredith is off the table he says because of opposition from the peralta district which owns the land. at least one city councilmember says the coliseum site really is ideal. >> it means owning your home. it is important to be in a place where you control your own destiny and you can chart your oral -- chart your own course for success. owning our own location as a way to do that. >> we have a site that already has b.a.r.t., freeway access, parking that is central to the bay area and is already publicly owned with a complete environmental review. we have a site that is easy to build on. >> they will not commit to a price tag but say they would pay the debt currently owned by the city and county. coming up today, dave is joining us in the studio as he
talks about plans to buy the site. and we will focus on opening day. >> excited for that. >> less than a month to file your taxes. how you can get creative to save more of your hard-earned cash. . a man driving a work van leaves the chp -- leads of the chp on a chase from san francisco all the way to pleasant hill. we will show you how this pursuit came to an end and what authorities say prompted the chase in the first place. we are beginning to see a drop off in the morning commute. that includes the 80 which is opening up on your way to oakland. temperature is not going down anymore. they are going up. in the 60s. 70s for some. a nice day and a nice week. more on that coming up.
it is 8:30 a.m. on a tuesday morning. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. a good-looking tuesday morning. we will take it to steve. >> it is indeed. starting a warm-up. on the way. temperatures from 30s to the 50s. most of the breeze was out of the north. it will be a sunny day. plenty of sun. sunshine and clearing. a bit of an offshore breeze. a lot of sun. quite pattern. warmer. 70s for some. not for all. after tonight, starting thursday, should be beautiful. mid-60s. mid-50s, alameda. some areas, 58. 50s all over the place. fairfield, 56. sunnyvale, 52. it won't take long to warm up.
the north breeze holds, it will probably be a little warmer. 14 and gusting up to 21. high-pressure is here to stay. seattle getting some rain. not us. statewide, looks very quiet. the cool is out of here. still some cold readings this morning. we will warm up as high- pressure continues the theme of warming up. 60s and 70s for the temperatures. very nice. and the traffic. >> it is getting later, steve. the commutes are improving quite a bit. we are seeing lighter than usual conditions. and of course seeing slow traffic and spots. 80 westbound, still slow. a 40 minute drive from the card tina's bridge to the maze. getting better by the moment. when you get to the bay bridge, lighter than usual conditions. anytime you see this ramp here looking like that, it means we will be seeing light traffic pretty soon. there is no traffic on the 880 ramp which is unusual.
880 beginning to slow a little bit as you head north. also we see that traffic will be okay on the san mateo bridge heading to the high-rises. the southbay commute unfortunately is very slow. we had an earlier problem on 280 northbound and cupertino with a fire that had to be put out. the fire department was on the freeway for a while. as i mentioned, we can go back to this map which shows the southbay. all of it is slow heading into the west valley. a man is under arrest this morning after leading chp on a high-speed pursuit from san francisco to pleasant hill. alex savage is live with more on the chase and why it started. >> reporter: good morning. the chp says this work van went barreling right through an active construction zone on the bay bridge early this morning nearly hitting a couple of workers and almost crashing into a chp patrol car. the man behind the veil -- behind the wheel refused to pull over and the chase was on.
>> reporter: this lengthy pursuit first got started at about 1:00 this morning. it went east along interstate 80 in the bay bridge. then it went on to interstate 580, highway 24 and on to northbound ex-80. the driver of the van at certain points reached speeds of 90 miles an hour with officers in pursuit. this -- the chase came to an end when the driver pulled onto a dead-end street. windy drive in pleasant hill. officers then pulled the man from the van and took them to the ground. when he got out of the van, you could see he was wearing boxer shorts and socks. he was tased as officers took him into custody this morning. a chp sergeant talked with us about the reckless driving that prompted this pursuit. >> this gentleman entered one of our construction cone patterns on the san francisco
oakland bay bridge. was traveling inside of the construction zone at approximately 65 miles an hour when one of the officers assigned to the construction zone picked him up. >> reporter: when you take a closer look at the doors of the work van, you can see there are signs that read "black rock city public works department." that is the group in charge of building the temporary city in the nevada desert for the annual burning man gathering. it is unclear however if the driver has any connection to that event. the man taken into custody this morning by chp officers has not been identified. we understand he was taken to the hospital for treatment after being tased by officers at the end of the pursuit this morning. back to you. oakland police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that ran away after crashing into some parked cars. there were shots fired. >> police received reports of
gunfire near 27th avenue and foothill. when they arrived, they found a pickup truck that drove onto the sidewalk and crashed into some parked vehicles. witnesses said they heard gunfire and then saw the driver take off running. police are now trying to locate him. there are no reports of injuries. we know the man of the -- we now know the name of the man who was killed friday when his tesla crashed on 101. he is a 38-year-old from san mateo. the crash happened in mountain view. the vehicle barreled into the middle barrier sending the vehicle airborne. when it landed, two other cars hit it. and the tesla model! burst into flames. it took hours to safely remove the battery and reopen traffic. and no companies have applied for driverless car permits. the dmv told the examiner that not one company applied. next
monday is the first day autonomous vehicles can drive on california roadways without someone behind the wheel. any company wishing to do so must get a permit from the dmv before hitting the road. the dmv says the permits can be approved quickly if the applicant meets strict requirements. the governor of arizona is suspending self driving uber car testing on public roads. this comes after a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year- old pedestrian. the governor said he found the video released by police disturbing and alarming. the state has been a testing ground for uber and other company's autonomous vehicles. and new owners of an apartment building in oakland were four people died in a fire one year ago is being accused of defying a court order by hauling off debris considered evidence in a lawsuit. the previous owner of the three- story apartment on san pablo avenue sold it for $700,000 in january. three people died in the building what was being used as a halfway house last year. investing it is as of the fire was guarded by an unattended candle. a lawyer who has filed a lawsuit says he has been told that the new owner of the
building has been removing debris from inside and that would violate a court order to preserve the contents as evidence. the judge -- a judge in the southbay has cleared the way for santa clara county voters to decide the fate of embattled judge aaron persky. yesterday the appeal was denied. he sentenced the former stanford swimmer -- swimmer brock turner to six months in jail for sexual assault. critics of the sentence was too lenient and gathered 94,000 signatures to put a measure on the june ballot to recall aaron persky. aaron persky filed an appeal on the grounds that the recall campaign should have been filed of the state level. oakland teachers are protesting outside schools today and tomorrow to call attention to their installed contract talks. we had video here of teachers and students and their supporters protesting outside the oakland sequoia elementary school this morning. teachers say they have been
working without a contract for almost nine months now. they say to protest, teachers will not do any work outside of their paid work day. they say they will not write the lesson plans, grade do not work or attend unpaid meetings before or after school. the teachers are calling for more paid planning time, higher salaries and smaller class sizes. text day is three weeks away. if you have not filed your paperwork, there are last- minute tips you can take advantage of so you save more money. we break down how to stretch your tax returns to the max before the irs makes some big changes. >> the dreaded tax day is approaching fast. this year on april 17th because of how the calendar falls. according to this tax expert, you can get creative to save even more of your hard-earned cash. >> one thing to think about, animals. furry friends typically don't count for a tax deduction. but think again. if your pet helps with a medical condition or was purchased for a business
reason. >> they would be allowed to deduct the cost of their pets. the food cost -- purchasing dogs to protect a business. that sort of stuff would be tax- deductible for a small business owner. >> another trick, student loans. they say you can still take a deduction on your lungs even if someone else is paying them, as long as they are in your name. >> this is what i call, the gift that keeps on giving. your parents are helping you and you get the tax benefit on your tax return. >> still wanting to get extra cash from uncle sam? look to your closet. donated clothing is considered a charitable donation including wedding dresses. >> you cannot write off the cost of what it cost you to get the dress for your wedding night, but you can write off the value of it. the tax break could be a couple hundred up to several thousand dollars. >> this could be the last year to take advantage of these tax deductions. under president trump's tax plan, the standard deduction will double for many americans,
meaning you may have to donate much more to see the added benefit. caroline shively, fox news. coming up, a major donation from a bay area company. how it will be used to fight the growing homelessness problem in san jose. things are getting better on the morning commute including some key east bay freeways. we will run that down for you straight ahead. we are running down warmer temperatures. that is for sure. for the 70s -- for some, in the 70s.
you could soon buy a car at walmart. apple back in the classroom. >> we have more on the dollars and cents. >> apple use to only education era technology but google has moved in with google classroom, google docs. students across the country can turn in assignments. today, apple is trying to change that. we will tell you more about that in a second. first, i want to take you to the opening bell. it is another chinese company ringing the bell. green tree hospitality going public. it franchises more than 2000 economy hotels in china. we have had a string of ipos recently. it is a positive sign for the markets and the economy as businesses feel confident to go public. despite the volatility we have seen the last couple of weeks.
in particular, taking you to the dow. now the numbers look more like the future as indicated earlier before the bell rang this morning. a live look. dow jones up almost 170 points. up three quarters of a percentage. 24,000. the nasdaq and the s&p, 500 were down in the last hour. they are now up as well. with the s&p 500 gaining almost a half of a% -- and santa clara county based cisco systems is donating $50 million in the fight to solve the homeless problem in silicon valley. the cisco ceo announced that donations -- announced that donations saying that homelessness costs santa clara county $520 million a year. the donation will be spent over five years with destination home. that is a public-private partnership focused on providing permanent housing to chronically homeless people. >> we have housed over 5000 people. 93% of those people have stayed in their houses. >> at last count, we had more
than 4350 homeless residents in the city of san jose. on any given night, more than 7400 throughout the entire county. we have a long way to go. >> destination home helps homeless people find housing and social services while working with them to beat addiction, find a job and reconnect with family. the organization plans to keep track of their progress with public annual reports. tesla is debuting a training program at two community college is helping to recruit students as employees. tesla pays the student to take a 12 week course. if they score above 80%, they are promised a job as a technician at one of the company's service centers across the country. right now, that program is available at a school in charlotte, north carolina. also real honda college outside of los angeles. you soon may be able to buy a car at walmart. the retell -- retailer plans
to expand up pilot program that began two years ago with car saver. that program connects car buyers to dealerships, financing and even insurance. the service is being rolled out nationally at walmart.com. it will expand to 250 walmart locations starting with stores in georgia, illinois, indiana and virginia. we are starting to get word from chicago on apple's new products. today they will introduce a brand-new ipad. it is being called the most affordable ipad yet. it is designed for students. the price tag, $299. you can start ordering it today. it will support apple pencil. apple this morning is that a high school in the chicago area. they are expected to talk about a new macbook and something called class kids for ios. we are waiting for details on that. apple says the focus is on education. this is really where apple got its start. they were in all the classrooms, in all the schools.
they have definitely lost ground to google. but really important to have a really good ipad. they really have not been able to do everything that kids need because it is so much lighter to carry around and more affordable for the classrooms to get. >> still pricey but they are dropping the price making it competitive. >> so we will get more details throughout the day on that. let's get you to work, school, et cetera. >> good morning. we do have traffic improving. if you are driving on 80, it has been steady at about 38 minutes. sometimes, it gets down to as low as 30. but it has been about this time. between the bridge and the maze, does things are much lighter. the traffic is doing very well getting on to the span. this is 880.
we do have slow traffic past the colosseum. on the san mateo and dunbar bridges, things have improved. the only trouble we have had that has been ongoing is 280, 101 and 85. all very slow getting into cupertino and sunnyvale. because of earlier issues on 280. let's bring steve back with a weather. we have clear skies. it will be nice. temperatures starting to warm up. and the theme will continue all the way into thursday. it will level off friday. a lot of sunshine. mild for some. cold for others this morning. because of the north breeze. it seems to be dying off a little bit. chloe cumber says it feels like spring. mostly clear skies. a light westerly breeze. sunrise in lake county looks beautiful. sunny and nice. a quiet pattern for us. we had an active three weeks. and that is usually it for us. three weeks made up for a lot of ground.
by thursday, beautiful. the city sitting at 54. a beautiful for the coast and the bay and inland. mid-50s toward brentwood. sfo, 54. a northerly breeze was up to about 25-30 miles an hour. seems to be decreasing a little bit. still playing into the mild and warm pattern. high-pressure in charge. not going anywhere for the next few days. that translates into sunshine. 60s and 70s on the temperatures. they will continue to move up the next few days. look for temperatures by thursday, into the upper 70s to near 80. >> i love it. thank you. the trip of a lifetime. the bay area turned into a nightmare for one michigan couple. we will let you know what precious cargo was stolen.
march 16th at 5:00 in the evening. smith was leaving the san mateo children's receiving home which is a transitional home. detectives say all leads are exhausted. if you have any information, call the san mateo county detective myers at this number. in fremont, a 92-year-old man continues to recover after falling more than 20 feet into a well. ernest silva has a bit of a sore back and bumps and bruises. he asked us not to show his face. he had been on his property saturday when his 100-year-old floorboards gave way dropping him into the well below. he says he pressed his feedback against the walls trying to keep his head above water. yesterday he got the chance to thank the firefighters who rescued him. >> we saw him down in the hole. i said, are you okay? he said, just get me out of this hole. >> i am very thankful for them. very much so. i will always remember that. >> silva was taken to the
hospital before he could think firefighters. and the firefighters are not finished helping yet. the union plans to go out next week to replace the old pumphouse. police and east palo alto say man is in custody for what appears to be two random shootings that happened last night. a 65-year-old woman was shot in the arm as she walked home from a 7-eleven store. police say she was the second victim by the gunmen. the first victim was sitting in his vehicle when a man fired a shot next to him but missed him. the victim then drove off and saw the injured woman. he also described the sex back's car. police located the suspect in their city later. anybody that saw the shooting is encouraged to call the east palo alto police department. the university of california has reached a settlement in a sexual harassment case. a berkeley student said she was sexually harassed during therapy sessions at a facility on the campus. she said she went there for
help dealing with the stress of being away from home and exams. the lawsuit against the therapist was dismissed but her claims over professional negligence by the school continued. there are reports that the settlement is for a quarter million dollars. the board of regents must still approve the settlement. a young couple visiting the bay area for the first time had their dreams dashed when thieves in oakland stole a backpack out of their car with a diamond engagement ring inside. the couple from michigan were here on what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. just after landing in oakland, thieves broke into their rental car when they were at the in-n- out near 880. they did not take their luggage but they did take a backpack. inside, an engagement ring which was about to be part of the dream proposal. >> as i am looking out the window, i see somebody grabbed a backpack out of my car.
they busted the window. he ran over to the next car and busted that window too. they went away. i had my backpack -- with the diamond engagement ring in there. >> the girlfriend said she tried on the ring weeks ago but had no idea her boyfriend planned to propose on this trip. she said they are glad they are okay and decided to continue on with the trip. b.a.r.t. is gearing up for the future. we will let you know how many more railcars have been delivered and how many more are still on the way.
missing inspiring actress last seen in hollywood one month ago. friday a man she was romantically involved with led police on a chase before shooting and killing himself. an expert has been called out to the scene to examine those remains. and urban shield training program could be in jeopardy. but some say it gives teams a chance to learn and work from each other. others call it a modern wargame. last year it was controversial when it was reported that federal immigration agents took part in the practice. the coalition to support it won't hold a news conference this morning . it will take place before the supervisors vote. new train cars are going cross-country on semi trucks. bart says that two cars are
making the journey from new york to the bay area. 22 of them have already been delivered. they go to hayward after arriving for inspection and testing before being put into service. 775 new railcars have been ordered. pictures depicting that and uber driver took a wrong turn in san francisco yesterday. you can see this white sedan stuck on the stairs at church and market street. the driver reportedly said he was using the navigation app from uber. he had two passengers in the car and was on the way to pick up a third when this happened. the good news, nobody was injured. you could win $500,000 today if you match the mega millions lottery.
jackpot is at $458 million. you can purchase tickets until 7:45 p.m tonight. today at nine the oakland a's will tell you about the latest plan of finding a new home. and julie goldman stops by the set as she returns to the bay area for the first time in five years. this is the final tuesday of the month of march as we look out. very beautiful today. a very busy