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styling of the design the flowers on the table where. and that will definitely lead to trends. >> most definitely. everybody wants to know all of the details. the couple is getting married may 19 at st. george's chapel at the windsor castle. always a fun event. coming up, one of our top stories this morning. a horrible tragedy along the mendocino coast. a family car over the edge of a cliff and the investigation continues. ues. [ chanting ] >> more rallies are expected today in sacramento, funeral services will be held for stefon clark. we will tell you the famous pastor delivering the eulogy plus the message from the clark family for the community. "mornings on 2" continues. this is "ktvu mornings on 2".
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>> good morning thank you for joining us this thursday it is march 29 i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm pam cook. mike, sal, gasia will be out at the coliseum for the oakland a's opening day so we will be checking in with them throughout the morning. if you are headed out to the park you are lucky because it is going to be gorgeous. darn right hot. >> definitely warm for this time of year. in fact we are near record- setting territory with one record yesterday at sfo with 77 and more today as temperatures are soaring world -- well above average which is 62 to 67. some of the records should be broken in mountain view and even santa rosa and san jose will be close as well for everybody else. san francisco 79. i'm going with 77 but i would not be surprised. everybody will be within a
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couple of degrees, that is 15 above average. the record low is 39 from 1897. there is the oakland a's home opener forecast, high clouds with temperatures and that northeast breeze in the 70s. 40s and 50s at sfo, 55, brentwood 58 with some 40s but it is warming up quickly and the northeast wind is still there with warm air aloft in the higher elevations in marin county and above the oakland berkeley hills with low to mid 60s equaling a warm pattern quickly as high-pressure wins. today the highs will be in the 70s and 80s but a little cooler by the weekend but nothing to worry about. sal or back to the desk? i have no idea. there he is. i was just missing in action for a minute. i will be honest i was getting my reporting kit for the home opener from my car. so here i am. >> how was it in the parking
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lot? >> beautiful weather it is going to be great. let's look at the commute. you heard them say i will be out as well so i will be leaving in about one hour or so. let's go out and take a look at the commute on the macarthur maze. this is westbound 80 approaching the macarthur maze looking good at 25 minutes for the delay. as we approached sunday we have more spring breaks which is helping for the commute. it has not affected the bay bridge but tomorrow is good friday and the markets will be closed for example. some businesses will be closed and i think you will have a lighter commute. this is interstate 880, remember the oakland place at 1:00 and the warriors play at 730. there should be some overlap and it will be tough for the commute on 880 and bart will be a little crowded especially approaching the coliseum station. westbound 92 looking good
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getting to the high-rise. highway 4 is slow in contra costa. we have slow traffic on i-80 at the altamont pass but it has improved. the crash from greenville road has been cleared now. now let's get back to the desk. the mendocino county sheriff's office is about to launch a drone in that desperate search for three children missing since monday afternoon. >> the family from washington state, two mothers and the six children were in the family suv driving down the mendocino coast. they were just north of westport on highway 101 when the suv drove off the highway and dropped onto the rocks  below. the bodies of both adults and three other teenagers have been recovered. investigators are trying to figure out what may have led up to the crash. they are asking the public to look carefully at family photos to see if they remember seeing the family anywhere since last friday when they left home. investigators say that someone
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may have seen or heard something to help them figure out how the crash happened. this is a look at the highway turn out where there is no curve on the road. >> i was at the scene and it was very confusing because there were no skid marks. >> i don't know if it rolled over the edge for launched over the edge. we have to get the data back and analyze it. >> the family drew attention a couple of years ago when there were demonstrations for police reform in portland and one of the young boys offered hugs to police. meantime in san francisco a suspect is in custody facing possible homicide charges for a deadly hit and run. that happened yesterday just before 10:30 at illinois and 24th street. the driver was arrested a few miles away of dogwood.
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we have video of the suspect, the 33-year-old mark dennis of san francisco got out of the van and swung an ax at people and then got in his van and intentionally ran over the group. one person was killed and four were injured. one witness says he watched the driver as the violent scene unfolded. >> he got in the van screaming the whole way yelling and the guy started walking away so he flipped around and drove it on the sidewalk and drove over four people. >> the deadly crash followed a fight between the suspect and the five victims. new this morning in hayward, firefighters battled an early-morning motel fire that started at 4:00 am at the america's best value inn on whipple road.
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there were 32 people in the building at the time. when the firefighters arrived you could see the flames shooting out of windows but so far there have been no injuries reported. the hotel guests who were in the room where the hotel fire say they started an explosion and it blew out the window. >> all of a sudden there was a big boom and it felt like we were sandblasted with debris. you can see the window in the parking lot it was on fire. they tried to grab stuff and i said get out. >> it took firefighters 30 minutes to put out the flames. the smoke and flames damaged several units. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a man in the city of sonoma died last night after being tased by police. sonoma police say just before 10:00 they received several calls from people in a mobile home park on ramon street about a man who was naked yelling and
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breaking streetlamps with his bare hands. police found the man, he did not respond to their commands. they used tasers on him and say that he continued to resist and then suffered some kind of medical distress. he was taken to the hospital and that is where he died. today the funeral for stefon clark who was fatally shot by sacramento police will be held in sacramento. clark the 22-year-old who was shot to death by sacramento police in his grandmother's backyard. the funeral service will be held at his families church. bayside church. it begins at 11:00 and reverend al sharpton will be delivering the eulogy. services will be lasting two hours, the family is calling for calm and healing. >> [ chanting ] >> black live matter in
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sacramento planning another protest demonstrations will be held outside of the sacramento county district attorney's office. yesterday hundreds of marchers disrupted downtown traffic. the group plans another protest outside of the golden 1 center tonight when the kings play the pacers and again saturday when the kings host the warriors. we are previewing the big opening day game at the coliseum for the oakland a's celebrating 50 years in the city. >> the oakland a's are introducing a new promise as well to the fans. alex savidge is already there at the coliseum down on the field. okay you are on the move so tell us about the big day and what fans should expect. >> we are on the move riding around in this john deere. i am with the head groundskeeper this is clay wood. how are you? we have a day game to kick off the season in oakland, the
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first time in 21 years. talk to me about the work you're crew is doing to make sure the field is ready to go for the first pitch.>> we had a game sunday so we know the field is ready to go. we are just dialing in everything and getting everything taken care of and touched up and ready to go. opening day is always exciting. it is a new season with a great young team. so we are all excited and ready to go. the crews have put in a ton of work over the last five weeks. it has been really wet and difficult to get the field in this shape. >> people don't realize the work. you have been doing this for the oakland a's for 30 years, the head groundskeeper for 25 years so you have been on hand for a lot of opening days. does it ever get old?>> opening day never gets old. the start of the new season. everybody has a chance and like i said, young teams in oakland
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and it never gets old. it is always exciting. >> the grass fascinates me so much. the level of perfection that you and your team are able to achieve on the grass. 7/8 inch it is cut perfectly. how do you get it so perfectly?>> we use high-tech mowers and they are measured to cut at 7/8. the crew takes pride in what they do and i am fortunate to have a great team around me and we are always looking out for the field keeping it in great shape. we take a lot of pride. >> we can tell, so things will be ready to go at first pitch. the oakland a's taking on the los angeles angels. it is going to be fun. pretty exciting to have a day game. >> yes, there is nothing like playing baseball under the sun. everything is better under the sun.
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it is just beautiful so i am excited. >> clay wood the head groundskeeper, one last question does this thing go any faster? >> here we go. that is what i wanted the whole time. now we are talking. >> alex causing problems out there. >> nothing like opening day.>> he is having fun and he will show us the treehouse next. is 7:12, president trump versus amazon. coming up the president's concern about the online retailer.
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pennington has got it. he did it. dallas braden has thrown a perfect game.
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>> showing some highlights from one of the greatest games ever by an oakland a's pitcher. dallas braden throwing a perfect game. we are showing highlights because today is opening day for major league baseball and time to play ball at the oakland coliseum. >> joe fonzi already down at the ballpark, good morning. the a's will be playing the los angeles angels. >> reporter: good morning you guys. dallas, you did not see what they joined us with but i want to tell you, mother's day 2010. there have only been 20 something of those ever pitched so let's start there. what was that moment like?>> unbelievable. i always say it is the longest running episode of punk in the television. somebody is going to pop out and say sorry it is over but no i am here today obviously that game played a whole reason. >> one of the all-time moments
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in oakland a's history. the oakland a's got one of those from catfish hunter in their first season and they got one from you. the background we all remember, your grandmother was in the stands. you lost your mother when you were young and she raised you and it was the perfect compilation. >> talk about having a horseshoe up your backside, that was me. when you talk about sharing those experiences with my mother looking down, my grandmother in the stands, but with such an enriched fan base, coming back to celebrate with people who would means as much or more to them. nobody could ask for a better situation. >> reporter: your continuing the oakland story because you are a broadcaster now so let's talk about the team. i think we knew coming into this season that the a's were solid in the position players at the pitching staff a little bit iffy tell us about the
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starter today. >> you said it, the ace by definition making his second opening day start. this is the young man who took his part in the rotation. not necessarily slated to make the rotation with some that were and he had a conversation talking about the expectations of a rotation here in oakland with the rich history of the pitching staff and he understands what that means, what the opportunity they have to take their careers by the rains. when you have somebody like that who can conjure up that emotion within the rotation, you know you have the right guy and that is who he is. >> we talked to him in spring training and that is how the role dramatically changed when all of a sudden you come in as the ace of the staff. the roles change in terms of other guys. >> again, going back to him having that meeting, it incites competition, friendly petition
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but competition on the last that helps poke and prod the guy in front of you and behind you. when you go six innings you want to hand the ball to the guy the next day knowing i want you to be better. it is all about keeping everybody responsible and accountable and that is what kendall graveman brings. >> reporter: nothing more exciting than opening day especially in the afternoon. >> it is amazing. you're putting on your uniform standing next to everybody you have worked with and spring training and now it is coming to fruition. it is a dream realized, you hear your name announced you are wearing that white uniform not a better feeling. >> reporter: i call it the background of summer. 162 starts today. another fellow valley guy. thank you for being with us and have a great season.>> thank you, looking forward to it. >> reporter: back to the studio
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. >> always good to see you. she won the nobel peace prize when she was 17 and coming up, i'm sorry i forgot about sal. >> i did not forget i knew he was here. >> we do have some things to talk about. good morning and happy opening day. let's go to the altamont pass. it is very slow because of earlier issues on 580 and 205. there is a lot of slow traffic and we are looking at the east day, 24 not looking back from lafayette to the tunnel and 26 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. the bay bridge looks normal, 15 to 20 minutes at the toll plaza. remember today at the coliseum and there is a 7:30 warriors game tonight. 101 northbound through burlingame and san mateo i would avoid, use 280 instead.
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it is 7:19 now let's get back to steve. it is a warm forecast possible record-setting. a lot of sunshine today and tomorrow with well above temperatures. enjoy that convertible weather. rain could return around then after six or seven days. it is going to be well above average at 70 to 84 for the heights. they should be near 62 or 67 and these are the records. 76 sfo, oakland airport 77, mountain view 77, san francisco 79, santa rosa 81 and san jose 81. we will get three or four. the oakland a's home opener will be warm as well. 72 to 75 by the fourth inning. 40s and 50s as temperatures are warming up quickly. getting up to 1400 feet you can find 60s and that will translate into a quick warm-up as high-pressure is our friend.
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sunny and warm today, looking good for the weekend just a little bit cooler with fog coming back. 80s for many with some 70s. temperatures will likely top out today or tomorrow and after that the weekend looking good but gradual cooling sunday and monday. now to the story from earlier, she won the nobel peace prize when she was 17 and coming up the girl from pakistan who was shot and critically injured by the taliban returns to her homeland. ♪ seresto, seresto, seresto
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welcome back to "mornings on 2", in the "dollars & sense" report facebook announced it is ending partnerships with several large data brokers that help advertisers target facebook users. this comes after the controversy we have been following, when the opening bell rang facebook stock actually changing a little bit this morning. other stocks to watch as well are snap as they are laying off 100 employees mostly in sales and advertising. also game stop beat the street earnings estimates last quarter. checking in on the broad markets they are all up. the major indexes are all up, that is the dow up 125 points. the s&p 500 is up .5% and the nasdaq gaining some ground. technology stocks rebounding today. today if you buy
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that is a frequent critic of the president. renowned -- we are now learning how a generous gift is helping music students in one san mateo county school. the crypto currency company ripple donated $29 million to grant the wishes of every public school teacher who posted a request on the donors choose website. one of the schools is ravenswood middle school, the music teacher had $4000 worth of requests on her list including a new viola and band uniforms. >> i have no words. i cannot imagine $29 million. i cannot fathom that amount of money. i don't understand how somebody could be so generous. i am excited for all the teachers across the country. >> the executives say that the predation -- donation reflects the gratitude they have for teachers. 7:26, a shocking death at
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>> i love the saxophone but i can't figure out who that is. john coltrane that's what i was thinking. it goes with this beautiful live picture. that is a beautiful shot. we did that special for you. thank you for joining us this thursday morning it is march 29. i'm dave clark. pam cook stepped out but she will join me at 8:00. gasia mikaelian is on special assignment at the oakland a's home opener. we will see her shortly, thank you for joining us. let's talk about the beautiful weather, steve paulson is in the office. >> is going to be warm possibly record-setting except for those high clouds we have warm air aloft with a little offshore breeze. our good friend from clearlake shows us a calm colorful thursday sunrise. forecasted high is 84 degrees.
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that is my forecasted high. fair and warm with the normal high of 62 to 67 but we are in the 80s. don't get used to it though it is not here for three weeks or a month but it is here today and tomorrow. these are the records to beat, we will be within three or four today. mountain view, san jose, the forecasted high is 77 for mountain view. the oakland a's home opener is warm so i would not be surprised to see records broken. 50s for some, upper 40s with warming temperatures each day. high pressure controls the west coast today and tomorrow and then it will be easing up for the weekend. we will start to see some cooler conditions with lower clouds on the way as well. today it is sunny for all the 70s to 80. 7:31 and sal?
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how was your drive to the coliseum? so far so good. we are looking at 880 and reminding you today is the oakland a's home opener and tonight at 7:30 the warriors host the milwaukee bucks. let's go take a look at highway 24 as we have some fans mixed in with the commute westbound driving to the call the cot tunnel and on the other side in oakland there is nothing unusual. this is 80 westbound traffic looks pretty good with a 26 minute drive, the bay bridge looks okay so far getting into san francisco. this is 880 at the coliseum as you can see there is a little bit of room and they will be opening up the gates at 8:00 and then you can start your party. this is a look at the san mateo bridge looking fine. northbound 101 i would not recommend from san mateo through burlingame because of the earlier crash. 280 is your best bet and on the
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south bay the freeways are beginning to slow in with 85 slow as well as 280 from 17 and 101 from 280. now let's get back to the desk. police are searching for an armed man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in palo alto while she was jogging. she says it happened in the area near deer creek road. leigh martinez is in palo alto and you have been out there so tell us more about the investigation and how they are searching for the suspect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, they still have not found the suspect but police say these stranger sexual assaults are rare but even especially in palo alto and that is why every available officer came out and assisted in the search. an intense manhunt started wednesday afternoon in the lower foothills area of palo alto. chp search from the air with a helicopter, on the ground as well with armed officers.
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police are looking for an armed suspect who attacked a teenage girl while she was jogging. >> she had been jogging along a path next to the roadway. when she was pulled off of the path by an unknown man she did not know. he then put a gun to her head and sexually assaulted her off the pathway. >> reporter: the victim flagged someone passing by who called police. the suspect has not been found, he is a man in his 30s possibly of filipino descent at 5' 10" with a black sweatshirt. police say the victim was treated at a local hospital. she is very shaken up but she is helping detectives come up with a sketch.>> leigh martinez, thank you. the man suspected of killing his estranged wife in a
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san francisco church on sunday is due in court this morning. now we know the couple had two young children. the 24-year-old wyn leung is accused of walking into the chinese christian church on sunday and stabbing his wife, zieyun zhou and then stabbing himself. neighbors in daly city are shocked but officials say that this couple has had several domestic violence calls.>> you would see them leaving the minivan with their bikes and the little kids. they were totally normal. the husband was very friendly. >> we know about the honeymoon period where the offender will come back and try to get back in the good graces. oftentimes victims will drop charges. >> a case last year ended in a plea bargain and wyn leung was issued a no contact order. zieyun zhou filed for divorce in december, advocates say that is a dangerous time for domestic violence because perpetrators are used to be
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given a second chance. wyn leung faces murder and several other charges. their children are now staying with his parents. a 75-year-old man from napa was killed in a violent crash at sonoma raceway. the driver hit a wall going 100 miles per hour. it was at the dragon drift event last night. he was racing a 1976 ford pinto on the quarter-mile dragstrip. he was the only driver on the track. the dragon drift event is very popular, it gives people a chance and a place to race their own cars legally in a controlled environment. this is video of a past event at the raceway. the sonoma raceway says this is the first on track death in the history of its wednesday night drag races. the crash is still under investigation. a measure making its way through the state legislature is meeting opposition from gun
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rights advocates. the proposed bill would ban raffles from giving away weapons , firearms as a prize. california gun rights advocates called the measure unnecessary and say raffle winners are still required to go through a background check process. they say the bill will have a negative effect on many charitable organizations that want to raise money. this measure is one of several gun-control bills proposed and introduced by lawmakers over the past few months responding to recent shootings. the bill is waiting for a vote by assembly committee. this is the question of the day. should organizations be banned from giving away firearms as raffle prizes? yes or no? so far 66% say yes. 34% say no. keep voting and we will keep checking, tell us what you think by voting on twitter or commenting on facebook.
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more on the question of the day. frank mallicoat is out and about in alameda. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we are here at the pancake house excuse me the waffle house. some of the best waffles ever. i have richard here, he is retired and comes in a few times a week. so tell us they want to ban about banning a firearm to be in raffles. is it a good idea or bad idea and why?>> i think it is a good idea. i feel like they have enough places to sell guns in the state of california anyhow. also i like the gun laws that we have in this state because we do, we do go against automatic and semiautomatic weapons.
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that is one thing that i appreciate. i just don't think an automatic weapon needs to be on the streets.>> reporter: yesterday we talked about repealing the second amendment. how do you feel about that? if you were to abolish guns altogether? >> i don't think they should abolish guns. i think they should repeal the amendment to get rid of some of the guns that they are selling.>> reporter: so revise it a little bit. so what do you say to some of the nonprofit groups and organizations that may have an antique gun they want to raffle and make money for a charitable cause? i guess they could get other things. >> well, if they wanted to get rid of something of that nature, as long as they did not , as long as it couldn't be used.
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if it was plugged. the antique was plugged. >> reporter: well, enjoy your sausage and hashbrowns it looks pretty good. >> i used to have some guns years ago and they were all, all of them were plugged. >> i think they are talking about newer guns now to be raffled off, but we will see where this goes. i want to thank you for your time, enjoy your breakfast. some of the people are talking about this and we will see you coming up at 8:20 and until then back to you. it is 7:40, this morning nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai is back in her home country of pakistan for the first time since she was attacked and shot six years ago. today at a ceremony she was excited to be back and she would continue to campaign for
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education of girls in pakistan and around the world. she was just 14 when she was shot in 2012 by taliban gunmen because she supported education for girls in pakistan. after being treated in england she continued her education in england and then went on to win back the nobel peace prize in 2014. shifting gears, we are headed back to the coliseum in oakland. the oakland a's are getting ready for the big home opener today. alex savidge is at the stadium to tell us what the fans can expect and you are showing off some brand-new features. where are you at? >> reporter: good morning to you dave. we are in the outfield getting a look from up top at the oakland coliseum. the grounds crew is getting the field already because only a few hours from now the first pitch is happening. looking in the distance there are already diehard oaken a's
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fans waiting at the gate. they might be about to come in but folks are here and ready. troy smith the vice president of marketing for the oakland a's, people can't wait. >> it is like a national holiday. opening day. come on out.>> reporter: kendall graveman taking the hill at 1:05. there is a lot of new stuff going on at the ballpark. we are talking about one of the new spots where the fans can hang out. there is stomp her. the official greeter for this new spot. this is the treehouse and this is a lounge hang out whatever you want to call it. thank you. tell me about the treehouse. >> we are walking inside and you have revamped this area. it is a brand-new fan gathering spot. anybody with tickets can come
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here and grab a drink with your friends or hang out and watch the game. there are general admission seats and it'll be a place to come watch the game. >> anyone can come in and enjoy themselves but if people want to you can get a special treehouse pass that gets you into the games and you can hang out here. >> yes, it is very cool it is $29 a month and it gives you access to every game and it will give you access to the treehouse exclusively that is all but it is only $30 a month or $150 for the season. come and hang out. >> we should also point out, look at the giant tree in the middle. so folks at home know this, no dreams -- trees were harmed in the making of this lounge.>> that is right, it is repurposed wood that was found on the forest floor and we brought it down for the treehouse.
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>> reporter: that is important to point out. we counted at least 130 rings in the tree so it is at least 130 years old. just like the team.>> we are celebrating the 50th anniversary and it is going to be great.>> reporter: absolutely, first pitch will be thrown out by rollie fingers. >> we are so proud to have him back. he is now a special assistant to the president.>> reporter: i think stopper is over there. did you get anything? did you make anything? stripes or solids? okay, back to you guys. i'm going to win some pool. >> alex savidge thank you. the giants will be in los angeles playing the dodgers to start their season, the giants opening-day starter type block,
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his fourth career appearance at dodger stadium. the daughters will be starting clayton kershaw. it is his eighth street opening- day start for the dodgers. he will face the giants newest lineup featuring andrew mccutchen, austin jackson and evan longoria. the game starts at 4:00 pm. tim cook, the ceo of apple is slamming facebook. coming up, what he is saying about the privacy scandal.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". it is 7:47. the city of oakland held a groundbreaking for a new veterans home. is on mlk way and the low income housing development will
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include 60 departments, all for military veterans. half of the apartments have been set aside for homeless veterans. the mayor libby schaaf used the ceremony to make a direct appeal to the public.>> if you have an apartment that you want to make available to a veteran, we now have incentives, zero interest loans. they can seek insurance. we want to make it easier.>> the mayor says this shows commitment to helping homeless veterans in oakland. starting today vietnam veterans will receive a special pin honoring their military service. it is for those who were on active duty from november 1955 until may 1975. the front says vietnam veteran and features the american flag with a bald eagle, the back has an inscription a grateful nation thanks and honors you. this will mark national vietnam
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war veterans day. they will get the pins at commissaries and exchanges as well as special ceremonies. let's check the commute again with sal as you are watching things and you are ready to go.>> i am going to the coliseum and i will be jumping into the van with the photographer and we are headed down the freeway and to the game. >> okay, have fun. >> thank you, i will but i will be providing traffic information. let's take a look at the commute and you can see the traffic on 80 westbound is backed up at the toll plaza. not a terrible commute, pretty normal driving into san francisco. this is 880 in front of oracle arena and the coliseum. both will be getting used tonight or today for the oakland a's tonight and tonight for the warriors.
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on the peninsula i would avoid northbound 101 from san mateo up to the airport if you're catching a flight i would use 280 or if you want to go around the whole thing use 280 instead of 101. south it is not really an issue, you can see the dunbarton and san mateo bridge are crowded. the south bay is picking up steam northbound 80 at 101, eastbound near henderson in sunnyvale there is a closure for the accident to avoid. it is 7:50 and i almost fell off my chair. i'm ready to go. i have the vest. i have it for the morning and then i will kind of open it up and there you go. have fun out there. we do have a really warm forecast for the home opener and for everybody. 70s for most low 70s to start with mid-70s not out of the
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realm of possibility by the time we get to the fifth inning so look for sunshine with the northerly breeze. today 70 to 84 the averages 62 to 67 but remember the first three weeks of march we were cool. we had one record high yesterday at sfo with 76 breaking the old record from 1986. today it is close for all of these. sfo 76 that is well within range. the same for the oakland airport, mountain view 77, san francisco 79 they will be very close, santa rosa and san jose need to get to 81 which is very easy or possible today. 77 in the city is my forecast. the average is 62. for san jose, they will be right near the record at 81. that is my forecast at high. look at the record low of 30 in 1895.
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50s for many with some 40s but the warm air aloft shows 60s in the higher elevations from mount tam into the east bay hills and santa cruz mountains. easy to reach the 70s and 80s today with the easterly breeze. for the weekend things will be changing but it will be cooler as we have fog and higher clouds. 70s and 80s today though with santa rosa 82 as a record, san jose 81 would tie and there will be plenty of others. enjoy that warm weather. we will be right back.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". nasa is putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft that will get closer to the sun than any solar program ever. it is called the parker probe and will be launched in july. it will fly around venus seven times before it has momentum to blast toward the center of the solar system. it will go into orbit around the sun six years from now. when it gets there the conditions will be brutal. the average temperature is 2500 degrees along with very intense radiation. the engineers have created special protection for the instruments on the probe. >> there is a carbon composite heat shield protecting the instruments on the backside. there is one instrument that will measure directly the solar corona of the atmosphere.>> the probe will collect information
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that could explain why the sun's atmosphere called the corona is hotter than the surface. a big treat for hundreds of students in richmond. they had a chance to meet ryan coogler the movie director and bay area native to see the hit movie "black panther" that he directed for free. >> he is from the bay area so he is from our city doing something this big. >> ryan coogler rented out the grand lake theater in oakland and paid for buses to take 300 students from caliber beta academy to see the movie. before the screening ryan coogler sat down with the students and said he made the movie because he loved comic books and had interest in africa and he wanted to break stereotypes and show minorities and women in a positive light. >> even though he grew up in a community where people think it is not positive, he went after his dreams. >> it is imperative these kids
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see that they can go from zero to the top with one leap and bound. >> the movie "black panther" has surpassed the $1 billion sales mark in global sales. the oakland a's are kicking off their season at home today. we will look at what is new for the team this year and we will have the very latest on talks to build a new ballpark in oakland. plus, a warning for parents in palo alto. the latest on an assault on a teenager and the continuing search for a suspect.
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searching for an armed man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl as she was out jogging. more coming up.>> this is "ktvu mornings on 2". >> good morning, thank you for joining us i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm pam cook. i have my tea ready we are holding down the fort because mike mibach and gasia mikaelian are out at the oakland a's coliseum for the home opener. let's check in with steve. we have a warm day coming. >> they cannot complain. so we will get to it. if you like the weather it is nice. not too hot. the bay area forecast is fantastic says one viewer. a nice day for baseball. 72 and would not be surprised if we got up to 75 or 76 with the northerly breeze it is warm
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and record highs are possible for all of these areas. sfo, oakland, mountain view, those are the records. san francisco will be tough but close. san jose will be right there as well. brentwood is 59, san jose 55, 59 san rafael, 55 in the city so we are on our way with high- pressure sending in some high clouds but it will likely max out today or tomorrow then we have cooler weather with fog sunday into monday but today it is all about sunshine. am i tossing it to you now? are you on the road? first we are monitoring traffic now, we do have a look at the time for you on the east bay commute on the eastshore freeway. 28 minutes on the drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze and after that you have to wait 20 minutes to get to the bridge into san francisco. there have been no major issues
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on 880 but it will be tough today. you know about the oakland a's home opener today but also the warriors and milwaukee bucks are playing at 7:30 at oracle arena so both facilities will be buzzing. traffic is getting a little bit slow and this is a look at the san mateo bridge. i would avoid 101 through san mateo because of these earlier issues so used to hundred 80 as your alternate. in the south bay the freeways are slow getting to the west valley now let's get back to the desk. in hayward firefighters battled an early-morning hotel fire that started at 4:00 right at the america's best valley n on whipple road with 32 people in the building. when the firefighters arrived those flames were shooting out the windows. there were no injuries reported, the hotel guests in the second-floor room say that they heard an explosion and it blew out the windows. firefighters took 30 minutes to
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put the flames out. flames and smoke damaged several of the units. the cause is under investigation. palo alto police are searching for an armed man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was jogging. >> it happened yesterday afternoon in the area near deer creek road. leigh martinez has the very latest on the investigation and the search for the suspect. >> the path is popular for joggers and walkers and it is near the tesla headquarters. stranger sexual assaults are rare especially in palo alto. a teenage girl was jogging along the path near the roadway when a man pulled her off into the greenbelt, held a gun to her head and sexually assaulted her. the victim ran to a passerby and called police. this student from stanford considers the trail safe and
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was shocked to hear this attack. >> it is not something that you hear about often in this neighborhood around palo alto or stanford because people are usually safe. >> the intense manhunt started on wednesday afternoon, officers set up a perimeter and k-9 units searched. the suspect is described as a man in his 30s possibly filipino at 5' 10" with a black sweatshirt with a bear logo. the victim was treated and released from the hospital and she is working with detectives to come up with a sketch. from palo alto leigh martinez, ktvu fox 2 news. a search is resuming for three children missing since monday at least. the family from washington state including two mother's and their six children were driving down the mendocino coast when the family suv plunged off of a cliff. they were north of westport on highway 101 when the suv drove
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off the highway and dropped onto the rocks below. the bodies of both adults and the three teenagers have been recovered. investigators are trying to figure out what may have led up to the crash. they are asking the public to look carefully at the family photos and see if you remember seeing this family anywhere since last friday when they left their home. investigators say that someone may have seen or heard something that could help figure out how the crash happened. it happened on a highway turnout where there is no curve in the road. >> i was at the scene and it was very confusing because there are no skidmarks. i don't know if it rolled or launched over the edge. i will not have that information until we get the data back and we can analyze it.>> the family attracted attention a couple of years ago when there were demonstrations for police reform in portland and their young boy offered to
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hug police and one officer excepted the hug. recently there were reports of neighbors and children not being cared for well, child protective services launched an investigation into claims the children were not being fed. today in sacramento the funeral for stefon clark the man fatally shot by sacramento police will be held in sacramento. he was the 22-year-old african- american man killed in his grandmother's backyard. the funeral will be at his family's church in sacramento beginning at 11:00. the eulogy will be given by the reverend al sharpton. the family is calling for calm and healing for the community. >> [ chanting ] >> meantime protesting plant in sacramento by black live matter outside of the sacramento county district attorney's office. yesterday hundreds of demonstrators marched and
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disrupted traffic, the group planned another protest tonight outside of the golden 1 center when the kings play the pacers and they say they will protest again on saturday when the kings host the warriors. on this opening day we have some new information on the oakland a's quest for a new ballpark. the oakland mayor libby schaaf says the team is close to being granted bargaining rights for multiple sites. the howard terminal at the port of oakland and the current location at the coliseum. earlier this week the team announced they would like to purchase the coliseum complex so the team owns the land and stadium where they play. the a's are hoping to obtain the exclusive rights. final approval would have to come from the oakland city council and the alameda county board of supervisors. a real estate firm estimates the site is worth $180 million. major league baseball kicks off today and the oakland a's
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are starting the opening day at home with a rare day game. alex savidge is at the ballpark and you are talking about the special 50th anniversary team. >> reporter: absolutely. an important milestone. 50 years in the city. that is pretty incredible. a lot of great seasons in that time with a few championships and a lot of great players, one of them joining us this morning, dallas braden the former pitcher. happy opening day to you. >> happy opening day to you at home. i am ready. this day is on the calendar every year. i have petitioned to make it a national holiday to no avail.>> we need to put this on change.org. let's get it going. >> reporter: 50 years for the oakland a's here in the town. it has been an incredible run.
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as you know with some great players and the team will be honoring some of those greats. when you look back at the history of this club what stands out?>> the fact that my name is on this list and why. but i had opportunities to rub elbows with the greats like rollie fingers, ricky henderson, some of the absolute studs who have paved the way and laid the ground nation -- foundation. when you think about the fan base and what it means to the community and what the players mean to the fan base, to have this culminate this year with 50 years of celebration on the field, this is amazing. >> i have never heard of the field referred to as the rick. that is going to stick. so you know, you had an okay ballgame here in may 2010?>> it was all right. it was about 1 1/2 hours of good work. the most i have done.>>
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reporter: that perfect game, obviously it does not get better but what do you remember about that?>> honestly i don't remember a lot. what is cool is that i am refreshed almost daily by fans who were watching the game or who were at the game or maybe they should have been at the game but nevertheless i get to share those memories with people and what their mother's day was like on that day so in reality it is the opportunity to share mother's day with my grandmother and with every single fan who experienced it with us.>> reporter: absolutely a special day. it has afforded you some special religious. so, we are told specifically we cannot step foot onto ricky henderson field, the grass has been perfectly cut but dallas showed up this morning and the groundskeeper said you asked if
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you could run out on the field and he said if you throw a perfect game you can go on the field.>> that is right. clay wood. take a look at the scene this is absolute magic. clay and the crew do a phenomenal job, in my opinion the best in the game hands down and yes i was given the opportunity. i have a lot of respect for them so i didn't want to track my footsteps on the grass but he gave me the hall pass. >> reporter: there you go, you earned it. dallas braden thank you for your time. happy opening day. kendall graveman is on the hill for the oakland a's facing off against the angels. fans are already here ready to roll. back to you guys. >> he did earn it but alex is such a troublemaker. i know you want to step out there. >> reporter: yes, i was tempted to step out on the grass. >> you better not. he is watching you.
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they have dallas on you. >> reporter: i have to do a perfect live shot and then i can earn the privilege. the time is a 2:12, google is accused of paying men and women differently. coming up we will introduce you to a former employee now joining a big lawsuit over google pay practices. but first, tim cook is slamming facebook. what he is saying about the social media companies privacy scandal.
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you gotta go to ross. welcome back to "mornings on 2", apple ceo tim cook weighing in on the facebook sandal, facebook is under fire for how a data mining company working with president trump's election campaign got 50 million facebook user's information. cook says facebook needs to be more regulated and went on to say that such detailed profiles should not exist. cook says apple could make a ton of money selling customer personal information but they have chosen not to do so over privacy and human rights. playboy is the latest to unfriend facebook as the privacy scandal continues to grow. playboy says it has been difficult to expressed values over strict content and policy guidelines and the site data breach was the last straw.
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25 million people interact with the facebook page. today is opening day for major league baseball as we have been telling you the oakland a's will be playing the angels at the coliseum. joe fonzi is there now and the a's are getting really -- ready to celebrate their 50th season in oakland. >> reporter: good morning. this is some behind the scenes. we are underneath the coliseum and when the game is over the media comes down and we will wait outside of the clubhouse and then we get the sign it is okay to go with after cooling off. so these guys keep us in line and it is rare when we will get to go in with a camera because it is opening day. thank you very much. we are making a quick turn into this office. this is a very important office because before we get to steve i want to show you some pictures. notice that is the original colonel sanders with steve, he
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is with huey lewis and there's a great shot with joe dimaggio. he is on the right and steve is the young teenager on the left. so let me move this way so we can untangle the court. steve, good to see you. steve has been here, we found out today that he has been here as an oakland a's employee longer than anybody else in the team history including connie u who managed the team for 50 years so that is really saying something.>> he on the team through so he couldn't fire himself. but it is a great honor, it is a tradition in baseball that a lot of equipment managers have lasted a long time because there are only 30 jobs like it. what is better than that?>> reporter: you have seen a lot of things. we showed that picture of you as a kid as a teenager when you
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first started in 1968. you have seen multiple eras. number one the first dynasty of the 70s with three straight world series championships. what stands out about those guys?>> i don't think they were fully appreciated. that was the first team to win three in a row dating back to the yankees in the 50s. because it was a west coast team there was no national media following they were not fully appreciated. the 74 team was the best and we went wire-to-wire with only 12 pitchers all year. so those were great, the 89 championship was awesome. winning the divisions also going to the world series and then we had the division championships under bob melvin but we couldn't get over the hump.>> reporter: you mentioned the 89 world series which will always be remembered for the earthquake.
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what stands out about that team and that particular period? >> it was one world series you don't want to lose it but i grew up a giants fan. the earthquake stand out and i will tell stories about what went on in those 10 days and how we reacted going to arizona to work out. it was a great team. billy dean says it was better than the 74 team but it was a great team and a great time in the bay area. everybody was pumped up and that devastating earthquake took a lot of the thunder away. and when the world series resumed it was not as important because of other things.>> reporter: i have not been here as long as you but the thing that makes me feel good is whenever i turn the corner you are a fixture. you have been here as long as i have been coming here and the a's will be honoring you tomorrow night, you will be throwing out the first pitch so
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the question are you going back to the rubber? >> i will go back to the rubber to start and i am undecided. depends on how my arm field -- feels. i will get out to the rubber and decide.>> reporter: so good to see you. i look forward to seeing you a bunch more in the future as well. >> that is so great to talk with him, thank you. let's get to steve paulson with the weather for the day. >> is joe fonzi good or what? >> i always wonder when you watch the opening pitch. i think could i make it to the plate?>> our weather will be great today, probably the warmest. we will be warm even on friday but we have some cold ocean temperatures with the pattern changing a little bit for the weekend. it won't rain but it will be cooler as today will be fantastic.
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that is what david says it is going to be fantastic and some of you are likely suffering from allergies and we can blame the trees. oak, pine, juniper and sycamore are through the roof. temperatures will be far above average at 70 to 84, average is 62 to 67 so we have a long way to go. we won't drop down to normal until monday, records are likely for most of these or all of these. santa rosa, san jose and mountain view certainly will be close as well as san francisco. if you're going to the oakland a's home opener there are no issues. take the sunblock and a hat. 70s four the highs around the bay. we are in the 50s for many with temperatures 1 to 5 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. mountain view is plus five. we have the easterly breeze helping with the high-pressure taking care of everything else. we do have higher clouds but
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overall today and tomorrow warm with 70s and 80s and then we have a westerly breeze with cooling on the weekend as temperatures come to the lower 70s but today 70s and 80s with above average temperatures for the next few days but by sunday they will be dropping. 8:22 is the time, the debate continues about arming teachers with guns, coming up the reason the school board president of milpitas is changing his stance.
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welcome back, the head of the milpitas unified school district board has reportedly changed his position about arming teachers to keep students safe. according to the san jose mercury news the board president no longer supports the idea after speaking with city leaders and the district superintendent. earlier this month he posted an article and facebook message asking people what they think about training and arming teachers as a solution to not being able to hire more resource officers in the district because of budget constraints. a measure making its way through the legislature is meeting opposition from gun rights advocates. the proposed bill would ban raffles from giving away firearms as prizes. california gun rights advocates called the measure unnecessary and say raffle winners who win firearms are still required to go through the background check process and they say the bill will also have a negative
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effect on many charitable organizations trying to raise money. that brings us to the question of the day. should organizations be banned from giving away firearms as raffle prizes? so far the results are in and 65% say yes, 35% say no. frank mallicoat is out doing the question of the day asking people having breakfast as well. >> there he is sitting in the back.>> there we go. we are here at ole's waffle shop. there is no breakfast yet but a stellar cup of coffee. good morning. we have been throwing this around, how do you fill about banning the use of firearms in raffles. >> i think that is a bad idea. if they're raising funds that is a great idea but they need to work on the people, the backgrounds of the people who are getting the guns.>> reporter: okay, if you do win a
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gun at a raffle you still have to go through the checks and balances so what is the big issue?>> some people with mental health issues should not carry guns and sorry to say it but if they have any red flags they should not carry a gun because they could be violent or some type of danger to others or themselves which needs to be addressed. people can't be running around with guns. >> reporter: so you think with the proposed law it is not going to change much? because it is whoever has the gun. >> there are people who are criminals will get guns regardless. it is just the citizens should not be punished because of the laws.>> reporter: thank you for chatting with us. have a good day. that is the opinion here at ole's waffle shop. our friend nicole is not here
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at work today so that is the story down at ole's waffle shop on this thursday morning. back to you. okay, 8:28 is the time, today baseball season officially begins and we love the very latest on the giants. we've been talking about the a's but the giants are also getting ready to play the dodgers in los angeles. in the east bay this morning it is gorgeous here at the oakland coliseum. we are just a few hours away from the first pitch and opening day for the oakland a's facing off against the los angeles angels. we will talk about the matchup, the excitement from the fans and how the a's will be commemorating 50 years in oakland.
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good morning, welcome back to "mornings on 2". i'm pam cook and mike mibach and gasia mikaelian are the roads we are checking in with them for the home opener for the oakland a's but right now let's check in with steve paulson on the weather. >> it is gorgeous there and in southern california where the san rafael yacht harbor is beautiful. here to give the giants a big norcal hooray for oakland. lax showing 55 but it is warming up fast, very warm here and there. 72 for the opener with temperatures in the mid-70s by the fourth inning. record highs are going to be very likely for many including sfo, oakland airport, mountain view no doubt, san francisco will be close with santa rosa and san jose in there.
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upper 50s for most temperatures are warming up with the easterly component aloft at the surface with high-pressure giving us a very warm day. this will probably be the warmest, tomorrow still very warm but by the weekend on sunday we have fog in the conditions spilling into the area. 70s and 80s today though. sal is on his way to the ballpark and we are following this developing story from sunnyvale where police are investigating a crash between a car and a pedestrian. it happened this morning at 7:40 on eastbound el camino between henderson and halford. eastbound el camino will be closed for at least two more hours as officers investigate. taking a look at top stories this morning, hayward firefighters battled this early-morning hotel fire at 4:00 am at the america's best value inn on whipple road. 32 people were in the building
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but there were no injuries reported. when firefighters arrived flames were coming out of the windows. it took them about 30 minutes to put out the fire. flames and smoke damaged several units. the cause of the fire is under investigation. palo alto police are searching for an armed man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was jogging. the girl says she was attacked yesterday afternoon at 1:45 in the area of deer creek road. it is a popular trail that is not far from the tesla headquarters. the man pulled the girl off the path, put a gun to her head and sexually assaulted her. she told police she was able to flag down a passerby and that person called 911. police searched the area but did not find the man. the search for three missing teenagers is underway in mendocino county and this
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morning there were in the suv with their mothers and three other children when it went over a cliff on highway one. the bodies of the relatives have been recovered, investigators say there are no signs the driver tried to break before the vehicle fell, more than 100 feet down the cliff the suv fell. the incident is being treated as an accident but officials from washington state wanted to recently talk to the mother's about reports of child abuse before the family headed to california. today the funeral for the 22-year-old african- american man shot to death by sacramento police will begin in about 2 1/2 hours. stefon clark will be eulogized by the reverend al sharpton. clark's death launched protest but today his family is calling for calm. a man from sonoma died after being tased by police. police say just before 10:00
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last night they received several calls from people in a mobile home park on ramon street about a man reported naked yelling and breaking streetlamps with his bare hands. officers found the man after he did not respond to their commands they used their tasers and say that he resisted and suffered some medical distress. he was taken to the hospital where he died. san francisco police will be holding a town hall meeting this evening, it is over last week's fatal police shooting in a barbershop. officers returned fire after a 21-year-old man fired shots at them from inside of the amazon barbershop on the corner of linden street and geneva avenue. the man died, five others including an officer were hit by gunfire, policy requires a town hall meeting to be held within 10 days of any officer involved shooting. tonight the town hall meeting will be at 6:00 at balboa high
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school. a san francisco suspect in custody facing possible homicide charges for a deadly hit and run from yesterday morning just before 10:30 at illinois and 24 street in the dogpatch neighborhood. the driver was arrested a few miles away, this is video of the suspect after he was stopped, the 33-year-old mark dennis of san francisco got out of his van and swung an ax at a group of people before getting back in the van and running over the group. one person was killed, four others were injured. the deadly crash followed a fight between the suspect and the five people. new york mets icon rusty stiles has died. he started his career in 1963 with the houston colts but he
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played most of his career with the mets. he is in the mets hall of fame with more than 2700 hits, rusty staub was 73 years old. he died early this morning at a florida hospital. we have been covering opening day at the oakland a's coliseum all morning long. alex savidge has been showing us some things going on for the big 50th anniversary celebration and you're talking to the team's chief operating officer as well.>> reporter: absolutely and 50 years for the oakland a's at the coliseum and so many great players over the years and the a's will be honoring the all- time greats. brought the season they will be honoring these players who were voted on by the fans. they asked the fans to vote for their favorite players and they came back with a list. tops of the list no surprise, this man ricky henderson who they named the field after.
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you can see we are at ground level at the coliseum, the grounds crew is busy at work getting everything ready to go for opening day. we are just a few hours from the first pitch. the a's and the angels kicking it off here. kendall graveman will be on the hill for the a's and everything is perfect. look at the grass. they go to great lengths to get the grass perfect. 7/8 inch, no more and no less. it is just a dynamite scene at the field level at the coliseum. there is nothing like opening day. chris giles is the chief operating officer for the team. what do you think when you step on the field for another opening day? >> it is a fantastic feeling. they will bring the batting cage out shortly and the field is in pristine shape so we are ready to go.>> reporter: the first time in 21 years that the
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a's have kicked off the season with a day game. it is a different vibe and a different feel. a different energy. fans are already pouring into the parking lot. it is special.>> opening-day has a national holiday feel to it. it is really special we have the opportunity to host the day game. we are having all 30 teams playing on opening day for the first time in a long time and we are excited.>> reporter: starting today and throughout the season you will be paying tribute commemorating the 50th anniversary of the team being in oakland. you will be honoring some of the all-time greats so talk about some of those players you will be paying tribute to. >> we will be honoring all 50 of our fan's most favorite players getting tomorrow night. we have invited them all back. 40 of them have rsvped so we
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will have a special day. i am introducing the team headlined by ricky and raleigh. >> we understand rollie fingers tossing out the first pitch in a few hours. >> absolutely, it is an on her. >> reporter: chris giles, thank you very much coo for the oakland a's. now we have made our way over to the makeshift set. >> there they are. >> reporter: we have brought this show on the road, coming up in 30 minutes mike, sal, gasia will be here. the show was on the road and they will have the oakland a's president coming up in less than 30 minutes. >> we are getting ready. i don't think she's ready. we will check in with them throughout the morning. we are also talking about the giants in los angeles they are
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playing their opening day against the dodgers to start the season. the giants opening-day starter left-hander ty block his fourth career appearance at dodger stadium. the dodgers will start clayton kershaw the big left-hander for his eighth straight start. he will face the new lineup including andrew mccutchen, austin jackson and evan longoria. the game starts at 4:00 at dodger stadium. again the giants will be opening up at home on tuesday. google is accused of paying men and women differently, coming up next we will introduce you to a former employee joining a big lawsuit over google's pay practices. get ready for spring-at the ross spring shoe event. ross has the must-have styles and brands for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere.
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on the flipside amazon stock is down 1%. there have been reports that president trump wants to rein in the world's largest online retailer and this morning the president confirmed those reports tweeting out amazon pays little or no taxes to state and local governments and is putting thousands of retailers out of business. the president has said he wants the us postal service to charge amazon more for deliveries. amazon owned by jeff bezos who also owns the washington post which has been a critic of the president. hewlett-packard spinoff hp enterprises will move from palo alto to san jose. about 1000 workers will be moved to the america center in north san jose, that is the highest concentration of technology companies in silicon valley. hp enterprise plans to move to the new 220,000 square foot headquarters later this year. google is being sued by
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former employees who say the company pays men more than women for the same work. gasia mikaelian talked to the latest women to join the lawsuit. >> heidi lamar is in david versus goliath. sheep join the lawsuit against her former employer google where she was a preschool teacher.>> we used a lot of natural repurposed materials and it partnering with families to create the most high quality environment.>> you love your job. >> yes i did and i do very much so. >> when she was hired in 2013 google told her. >> as a policy we start at level i. >> she started at level i the lowest category in the pay scale making $18.51 per hour, over three years later a conversation with a coworker opened her eyes. >> we were talking is in a frustrating you can only be hired at level i and when my colleague said what are you talking about? i was hired at level ii.
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>> a man making more than two dollars per hour more than her. he did not have more experience or a better education. lamar complained and human resources found no evidence of gender -related bias in the process. >> i sat with that and then finally decided i could not stay at google. i felt i would be compromising my values. >> she join the lawsuit filed by a san francisco attorney alleging google pays women less than men. >> not only google alone but there are problems throughout the valley with paying women less than men for similar work. >> he says what happens in this fight could have implications throughout technology and beyond. google declined to talk with me for the report but pointed me to recent action it took to close the gender pay gap saying that there is zero difference for 89% of workers after the
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company examined pay practices and increased the pay of 200 workers. whatever happens workers can take action now. workers are being urged to share their pay information with their peers saying that it will help eliminate gender and racial pay gaps. when i put the idea to one finance credit manager she practically shuddered. >> why is that not good?>> well, there is quite a disparity but i don't want them to be aware. >> she says the reasons why could get lost in a conversation among workers about pay. >> even though it is based on experience i'm not sure that resonates. >> california workers are protected against retaliation from employers if they discuss wages and employers cannot ask for prior salary to determine pay. >> there are studies that show women get paid less so if you use prior salary to set the pay
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you will institutionalize existing discrimination and perpetuate that going forward. >> some say the current climate would prompt them to do what was once taboo. >> i would be comfortable sharing it as long as there was no type of repercussions no negative ricoh potions. >> the tide may be turning when it comes to pay equality thanks in part to more transparency in the workplace. >> when people find out what is going on and they have the bond of being treated unfairly, you cannot go back. >> do you feel better now that you are out of google?>> yes i do. >> heidi now works at a nonprofit in berkeley. >> i feel lighter in a sense. >> even though she is engaged in a legal battle against one of the biggest names in silicon valley.>> if any giant company can make amends and create a
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new system that is more fair it might be google. >> gasia mikaelian, ktvu fox 2 news. it is 8:50 and we want to check in with steve paulson. >> it will be pretty warm today maybe in the record-setting territory. by the end of the game we are starting off with warm conditions but some of you suffering from allergies like kelsey says my allergies are going crazy. it is the trees, blame the trees. they are way up high with oak, pine, juniper and sycamore going bonkers. today 70 to 84 with the average from 62 to 67 and record highs look likely in oakland and everyone will be close. mountain view no doubt about it, santa rosa and san jose will be close for the city but they will likely fall just short. for the home opener, 72 with the northeast freeze so very
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mild with 50s already, mid-50s for 60 for some. offshore breeze for most people and high-pressure says i am hanging around to watch the oakland a's play. it will be cooler for the weekend especially sunday into monday. 70s and 80s today so you know if not today then tomorrow we will have the warmest days. we are cooler with the fog returning sunday and monday. still to come, another major diplomatic rake through concerning north korea. details are coming up next.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". a 75-year-old napa man killed in a violent crash at sonoma raceway. the driver hit the wall at 100 miles per hour at the dragon drift event last night. he was racing a 1976 ford pinto on the quarter-mile dragstrip. he was the only driver on the
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track. the dragon drift event is very popular, it gives people a place to raise their own cars legally. this video is a past event at the raceway, the sonoma raceway says this is the first on track death in the history. the crash is under investigation. president trump made another change to his cabinet firing the veteran affairs secretary david shulkin, he was the only obama administration holdover in the cabinet. there was speculation for weeks he was on his way out, the president wants the white house physician ronnie jackson to take over at the va. north and south korea announced the leaders of both countries will be meeting at a cross-border summit april 27. greg palkot has the latest from london. >> the leaders of south and north korea will be meeting for the third time since the end of the korean war, the announcement comes thursday after diplomatic activity that
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saw kim jong-un go to china. his first overseas visit since taking power. it is part of an unlikely democratic process that started with the olympics. >> there have been many historic events including pyeongchang showing combined efforts and strengths. >> all of the progress is happening because of decisions made by the leaders of the koreas. >> chinese officials are meeting with counterparts in south korea and japan hoping to reassure us allies that the offered of denuclearization is genuine and talking not the threat of military force is responsible for the talks. >> the peninsula situation has seen some positive changes. >> the white house is planning for a meeting between kim jong- un and president trump in may but until then they will continue to enforce economic sanctions and beef up the military presence in the
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pacific as part of the hard- line stance against the north.>> maximum pressure is working and we will continue moving forward in this process. >> the sides will be meeting april 4 to make security arrangements and final preparations. it is now planned for friday. greg palkot, ktvu fox 2 news. the city of oakland held a groundbreaking for new veterans home on martin luther king way. the low income housing development will include 60 apartments for military veterans , half of the apartments are set aside for military veterans who are homeless. the mayor used the groundbreaking to make a direct appeal to the public. she says this shows the commitment to help homeless veterans. a big treat for hundreds of students in richmond who had the chance to meet ryan coogler, the movie director and bay area native to see his film "black panther" for free. >> he is from the bay area.
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somebody from this city doing something that big is cool.>> ryan coogler rented out the grand lake theater and paid for buses to take 300 students from caliber beta academy in richmond to see the film and before the screening he sat with the students and answered questions. he said he made the movie because of his love of comic books and interest in africa. he said he wants to break stereotypes and show minorities and women in a positive light. "black panther" has surpassed the $1 million mark engrossing sales. california has a new deputy first dog, meet callie brown a cross between a poodle and border collie. she was born in sacramento county picked out of a litter of 13 puppies she joins the first dog of california lucy in the governor's home. that does it for us in the studio but we are headed out to the oakland a's opening day
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ceremony. mike, sal, gasia are out there and we will go to them in a second.
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it is opening day for the oakland a's and we are bringing you all of the action live from the coliseum. >> and that baby is gone and we are headed home. >> from tailgating with the fans. >> [ chanting ] >> to a look at the 2018 team. the new merchandise and everything else the a's have to offer as we get ready to play ball. >> ♪ >> blue skies and baseball. why not turn on a little john fogarty because it is time to get ready for some baseball,

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