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>> a look at this strategy. singapore summit. just hours after president trump met with three recently freed american hostages, he announced on twitter details about a planned historic meeting with north korean leader kim jong-un. >> we will see if we can do something that people did not think was going to happen for many, many years. and, cleanup close to finished. santa rosa marks a major milestone, seven months after the north bay firestorm. >> 2 million tons of debris has been carted away. >> the "4 on 2" starts now. in this ad, two candidates for san francisco mayor stand side-by-side and call on supporters to vote for both of them. jane kim and mark leno hopes the political union is a winning strategy on june 5th. well,, i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm alex savidge.
this year in san francisco, a first with two candidates teaming up in their campaign. >> we are live with more on this strategy. >> reporter: if you take a look, you can see signs of the new strategy starting to pop up around the city. you can see these posters in san francisco's chinatown with the two candidates. jane kim and mark leno on one poster, either backing the other in the election. most candidates feature one or the other. but at a joint news conference on the steps of san francisco's city hall, mark leno and jane kim announced each was backing the other as a viable second choice. >> that's why i'm running for mayor and why i'm endorsing state senator mark leno as my number two endorsement. >> i am proud and pleased to stand by the side of supervisor kim, and offer her my
endorsement. >> reporter: if a candidate in the race wins the majority first-place votes, they win like a traditional election. but if there is no clear majority, the last-place finisher is eliminated and voters who support that candidate had their ballot instantly go to the next choice. that process goes on until there is a majority winner. they hope to capitalize on that and even rolled out a preview of an advertisement that they say will start airing on social media and televisions in san francisco. >> vote for me and mark leno. >> vote for me and jane kim. >> the city belongs to us. not the billionaires. >> reporter: the candidates are effectively teaming up to counter london breed, the front runner, who says that she has outside money poured into her campaign on her behalf. for her part, she said today that she's focused on her campaign. >> clearly, nothing surprises me during the political season, where people make decisions to do what they feel is necessary to win over voters.
>> reporter: her campaign was more blunt saying, quote, what's the news here? the one-two strategy was announced to the world the day after they announced the removal of the acting mayor. and, to put this into context, remember that ranked choice voting helped push the former oakland mayor into office. she outlined herself with other mayor candidates, aiming for second and third choices on the ballot and upset the then front runner. she served just one term in oakland as mayor. we are all tied -- we are live in san francisco, ktvu news. certainly, an unusual twist in the race for san francisco mayor. for more on all of this, we are joined by david mcewen, political science professor at sonoma state university. good afternoon and thanks for
taking the time. we obviously see these two candidates, mark leno and jane kim, looking to take advantage of the ranked choice voting system. how effective do you think the strategy will be? >> having a novel strategy where you come out of the gates and try to name your prospective employment, -- opponent, but also kind of buoy up. this could pay dividends. this rank torts system, we have seen this in operation in oakland, we've seen it in other operations across the country. what it can do is raise the profile. the risk that each candidate runs is whether or not they are negative, that way they are positive. but somebody like mark leno who has been around the city for so long, someone like jane kim who aligned herself with bernie sanders' folks in running for state senate not long ago, this brings a major team together. it's an important development for the future of san francisco politics, and for the next mayor because that person could potentially affect city politics for some time to come. this is novel and an important development for the race. >> isn't there a perception
that these two are trying to game the system, if you will? do you think at a moral level this strategy is fair? or is all fair in politics? >> all is fair in politics and certainly politics makes for strange bedfellows. certainly, these are candidates trying to develop some momentum, as voters have their ballot and head into the next couple of weeks. san francisco voters are very sophisticated consumers of politics. the politics are sliced and diced lots of different ways on the progressive side and a move to the middle. this becomes a place where it can make very different the differentiation. this is something that could pay a real bonus. if this is successful for either one of them, we will look back at a turning point. >> you referenced the oakland mayoral race, when the then mayor pushed to rally around
other candidates and she was elected to be mayor. a lot of people felt that there was confusion amongst voters about how the ranked choice voting system works. do you feel that some of that confusion still exists today and will play out in san francisco next month? >> right. when we look to voters and talk about the ranked choice system, you start to see other candidates coming and coupling off, as you start to see that, it can lead to confusion for voters. the danger is that voters don't list a second choice or if they skip around on the ballot or other things happen. that still is a dilemma of the rank choice system. but, voters as consumers have been able to navigate this to a certain degree. there was some confusion in the oakland mayoral race as you mentioned in the race with jean quan but, moving on, voters learn about this and become educated and it will be interesting to see, given the hyper politics of san francisco, whether or not this has happened.
this is where advertising and social media dollars become absolutely critical to the campaign. >> let's ask you a hypothetical. let's stay mark leno or jane kim is successful using this strategy. it would seem to me that one of them is going to owe the other a favor or two. >> that's right. that's because the next mayor of san francisco has the potential to affect city politics for some time to come. this person will be central to the city for 8 years, if not longer. you are creating a legacy. joining up to partner in the legacy and create something that moves forward is much more. this is not house of cards but something to think of in the back of your mind because all of the folks are consuming politics at a hyper level. and, this partner and runoff system is something that will come to play in the mayoral race. >> okay, david, thank you very much for taking the time. all new at 4:00, prosecutors in santa barbara became the latest in california to file formal charges against the suspected golden state
killer. 72-year-old joseph deangelo is accused in a series of rapes and murders that terrorized communities all across california in the late 1970s and 1980s. santa barbara district attorney joyce dudley held a news conference to announce that he is now being formally charged with four killings in that county. >> i've decided to file four counts of 1st degree murder, with special circumstances against joseph james deangelo. each of the four counts carries multiple allegations. each of the four counts carries the potential for a sentence of life without possibility of parole, or the death sentence. >> prosecutors in santa barbara county now join counterparts in orange in ventura and sacramento county in filing charges against deangelo in the golden state killer case. deangelo is due back in a sacramento county courtroom on
monday. ktvu's henry lee will be there. this afternoon , too santa rosa men wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing are in custody. johnny luis martinez and 25- year-old gabriel cardin heredia were arrested this afternoon in modesto. at about 7:45 last night, officers responded to a report of a fight on slater street near mendocino avenue. the unidentified victim suffered three stab wounds and died later in the hospital. people who live in the area say the fight sounded like it all started with road rage. witnesses did not want to be identified but explained to us what they saw. >> i saw a passenger get out of the car and stabbed the victim. they got back in the car and left. >> it's not clear what led police to the suspects. investigators say the two men were taken into custody this afternoon in modesto, and
detectives from the santa rosa police department are on their way to meet them. a surprise guilty plea within the past hour in the death of a woman stabbed several times and then found crawling on a remote road near livermore. crime reporter henry lee is live at the dublin courthouse with more on this case that happened back in february. henry? >> reporter: good afternoon to you. i've been covering bay area crime for a while and this is all but unheard of, to plead guilty to all of the charges before you, long before a trial. cameras were not allowed in court this afternoon. we will show you a mug shot of daniel gross who pleaded guilty this afternoon to murdering lysette kwert. when he is sentenced at a later date, he could face up to 26 years in life and cannot appeal. the other defendant, alyssa leonardo, pleaded not guilty this morning. authorities say the couple stabbed the woman earlier this year and dumped her from a car on remote tesla road near livermore. she crawled on her stomach for
100 yards before being found and told authorities in what is known as a dying declaration that gross and leonardo attacked her. sources tell ktvu that gross admitted to the stabbing , more than two dozen times in the back, head, and neck. this is an unusual decision to plead guilty. the judge kicked the media out even though the public was allowed to stay. this morning, the judge apologized, saying it was a miscommunication and he thought the reporters were recording the proceedings. shortly after the arrest, i had an exclusive jailhouse interview with gross. he said that he acted in self- defense and snapped and that he never meant to kill the victim. this afternoon, gross' attorney said his client wants to own up to whatever he did. >> from the very beginning of the case, daniel had been absolutely committed to accepting responsibility for his friend's death. and, he proved that when he confessed to the police at the very outset. he proved that when he confessed to the media, and he
has proven that today by entering his guilty plea to these guilty charges. it is his hope and wish that his decision to take responsibility today will bring some level of peace and closure to the victim's family and their loved ones. >> reporter: outside court, no one else wanted to comment including the victim's family, the defendant's family, and the das office. gross will be back in court in june to set a date for sentencing. live at the courthouse, henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. coming up at 4:30, we are going to sit down with our legal expert to break down the unusual circumstances that took place in the courtroom today. especially the guilty plea. coming up, a new study out of berkeley shows alexa and siri can be deceived.
we are going to speak with an expert about the hidden demands that could cause your smart phone device to unlock doors, buy things online or wire money to other accounts. also, progress to tell you about in the north bay fire zone. just how much debris has been removed? and, what's next? and, the bay area in the clear and also a bit of a warming trend. we will be close to 90 degrees for tomorrow and details on a wind advisory that could soon kick in. ♪ ♪
now to the very latest on recovery efforts in the burn areas of sonoma county following last year's firestorm. earlier today,'s -- earlier today, officials gave an update on the debris removal work that has been ongoing for several months. ktvu's frank mallicoat has more. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest removal projects in our state's history and i'm happy to say it's nearly completed. 99% done, and the numbers are staggering. in the past several months, federal and state agencies removed 2.2 million tons of hazardous debris here in the fire zone. that is 4 million pounds of debris, or 314 square miles, and it has all been cleared. some remarkable work, but it's not over yet. >> we aren't done, yet. everybody that stands here before you today has massive empathy over what our residents are experiencing. not just now, not seven months ago, but what they will be
experiencing for the next 7 years. we embrace them, we are here for them, and i promise you, we can't do enough for them. >> reporter: all of that debris has gone to several different landfills. in the north bay, the lion share has stayed at sonoma county some 40%, and the price tag so far on all of the cleanup, $1.3 billion. in santa rosa, frank mallicoat, ktvu fox 2 news. in san francisco, six people are without a home after fire ripped through their apartment building in the twin peaks neighborhood early this morning. the flames broke out around 2 a.m. at this four story apartment building on glendale at market. when firefighters got there, they saw flames coming from the top floor of the building. >> just talking to our new investigators, they saw one window break and thought somebody was making an entry. she heard the fire alarm, got
up, and saw the fire toward the kitchen area. >> people were warning people. everyone was just trying to get out. >> the fire spread from inside the upstairs apartment to the top floor deck on the building. the red cross is now helping people displaced by the fire. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. let's get your first check on the forecast. i know that it's early, but a lot of people are eyeing that all-important mother's day weekend. >> that's right. the weekend rapidly approaching. we better have a nice forecast heading our way. you can see some haze out there for today, mostly clear skies, patchy fog coast side, quickly being swept away by midmorning. with that, more sunshine. it's going to be a nice friday as well. warm, with temperatures in the 70s to the 80s. a few neighborhoods could be flirting with 90 degrees.
the winds will be developing probably by this time tomorrow and friday evening. as a result, we have a wind advisory to talk about for the north bay hills and east bay hills. on satellite, there is actually a storm up to the north that has generated rainfall up toward portland and seattle. some clouds, rain showers, and some of those clouds have been moving into northern california. but the bay area right now, clear to partly cloudy skies. we will check in on some of the current numbers. it's warm, but not extremely warm. just some 70s and a few 80s. 80 degrees, san francisco, 61, san jose, 72, and walnut creek in the mid-70s. here's a live camera looking out toward san francisco. you can see mostly clear skies and a bit of a breeze developing with winds around 10 to 20 miles an hour. as far as the overnight lows, most areas will be in the 50s, with cool spots starting off friday morning in the 40s, around 47 out toward santa rosa and napa. coast side tomorrow, near the 70 degree mark. san francisco on track to reach the mid-70s.
as you work your way inland, you will find those familiar temperatures. that is the familiar script we are used to this time of year. eventually, 80s out toward antioch and brentwood. 85, 86, maybe 87 degrees by 3:00 tomorrow. this is the clout forecast model. noticed this. not much in the way of clouds. we are in the clear. as we take this into the afternoon hours, the oranges kind of expanding over the bay area. oranges link into the 80s. out toward livermore and antioch. oakland, san francisco, downtown in the mid-70s. santa rosa, 89 degrees. a boost in these numbers because of a boost in the wind. that will be the key concern in the north bay hills and east bay hills by 7 p.m. friday. coming up, we will talk about the wind advisory that kicks in for portions of the bay area and more about the mother's day forecast coming up in a few minutes. on the heels of north korea's release of three american hostages, president trump announcing today new details about his upcoming meeting with north korea's
hours after mr. trump welcomed home three american detainees who were released from north korea. >> reporter: in just over a month, president trump will be traveling thousands of miles away, for a meeting with a man he has long considered a threat. president trump turning to twitter to announce new details of his highly anticipated meeting with north korean leader, kim jong-un. saying it will take place in singapore on june 12th, and that both will try to make it a very special moment for world peace. >> we've had folks on the ground, having meetings every day. >> reporter: the details of the sitdown coming hours after three americans held hostage by north korea were welcomed back by the president. their release, setting the stage for the upcoming senate. >> we want to thank kim jong- un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people.
>> their release should not be exalted. it should be expected. >> reporter: the president's remarks, drying criticism by some. but, house speaker paul ryan says mr. trump's expression of gratitude was merely a gesture of good faith. >> i think we all should give the president some leeway on preparing for this summit. >> reporter: still, some question, whether the president backing out of the iran deal, will make it more difficult for the administration to convince north korea to enter into a deal with the united states. >> i think president trump and secretary pompeo is really a terrific team from the diplomatic side of things. >> reporter: there is a good reason singapore was selected as a neutral location for the nations to meet up. in 2015, after decades of bad blood and mutual distrust, it's where the presidents of china and taiwan hold their summits. in washington, lauren blanchard, fox news. the conflict between israel and iran hit new heights with israeli forces struck nearly all of iran's military installations in syria
overnight. israeli forces say the airstrikes were in response to iran rocket attacks on their positions in a region annexed by israel in 1981. iranian media describes the attack as unprecedented. a human rights groups said 23 fighters including syrian soldiers were killed, though the syrian army put the number dead at three. the latest escalation raise questions, though, about the possibility of a full-fledged war between iran and israel in syria. >> that's completely up to iran, whether they cease the war against us. israel is responding to outrageous and aggressive provocations from the iranian regime. >> translator: the useless attempts to help terrorism is crumbling under our army. >> israel's strikes come less than two days after president trump's withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. the white house is monitoring the situation and supports israel's right to defend itself. coming up here, continuing coverage on the surprise guilty plea in a brutal livermore
stabbing death. our legal expert is here to break down the new development in the case, coming up. victims of the former olympic doctor larry nassar say more needs to be done to cover the extent of these crimes. i'm casey spiegel in dallas. more on that coming up. here at home, an opportunity for you to change the life of someone with cancer, like this little guy. 4-year-old owen loves legos and painting, but sadly, much of the year has been spent and during chemotherapy treatments. the little boy was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. coming up on the 18th, i will once again emcee the annual high hills for hopes gala, benefiting the leukemia and lymphoma society with some of the proceeds going to the family. i hope to see you there at the vintners inn. tickets available at ktvu.com. savings. if you're looking for an incredible selection of the brands you love, this season's newest trends
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of the charges against him. we talked about it at the top of our newscast. joining me is our legal analyst michael cardoza. you said it was a surprising move. >> i am very surprised. one of the things that jumped into my mind. are they pleading to be sure the district attorney's office doesn't file death in this case. remember, right before the beginning the da doesn't have to file a death penalty case . they can wait, after the preliminary hearing. so maybe there was some discussion between the defense and the da, where they said somewhere down the road we are looking at the death penalty. if you want to plead, do it now. >> pleads guilty, 26 years to life and no chance to appeal. >> right that's part of the plea bargain in arles -- all of the forms. one of the boxes you check issue plead guilty i am not going to appeal. >> no chance to change your mind on that?
>> you can come back later and say i wasn't in my right mind at the time, i didn't understand it, my attorney didn't explained it to me properly. i want to withdraw my plea. chances of a judge letting you withdraw is about 1%. they go through a very extensive, where they ask you if you understand, you are not on drugs, you haven't been drinking? it's like a 20 to 30 minute plea plus the plea form is written. so this is a done deal. >> i wouldn't describe it as a circus, but unusual moment, reporters told to leave the courtroom. what do you make of all of that? >> i think what we have to look at, just as are like a referee in the game. they are unofficial. they are calling balls and strikes. those judges come to the bench with different experience, even though they are district attorneys. in this case he is a very good
judge and comes from the da office. but i am sure he hasn't handled cases like this before. the or -- or if he has he hasn't handled the press before. the way i understand it start to talk about the plea, the da says i don't want the press in the court. the judge says you get out of the courtroom. you can't do that, the press is part of the public. if you're going to close the court you have to jump through hoops and answer questions. then you close it to the entire public. in this case, i think the judge was a little bit inexperienced in this realm. and he said okay have got to move the press out . what he did, was really smart, he went to another judge, probably the presiding judge. he said look i was confronted with this problem. did i do the right thing? i can only think that that judge said no . you got to let the press back in.
keep in mind, letting the press back in doesn't mean cameras in the courtroom. because cameras come in the courtroom when tv stations make motions to get it in . but they have every right in the world to be there with the public. so the judge made a misstep it's no big deal. this is a really good judge, he did check. this afternoon he said my bad, come on back . >> michael cardoza, thank you. abuse thinking -- victims are looking into investigation into larry nasser. casey spiegel has detail on the scope of investigation former gymnasts are asking for. >> reporter: the legal repercussions on the conviction of larry nasser, former usa gymnastics dr. who abuse hundreds of girls for 20 years before being caught. usa gymnastics trained most of the athletes at the famed ranch in texas. a group of nasser's victims
called on the texas attorney general to lodge a full investigation into the property. the texas rangers are already investigating, allegations of what happened at the ranch. but the gymnasts say it is not enough. they want charges against martha caroli and her husband bella. >> the law in texas required her to immediately call child protective services and she didn't. we're the victims are pressing for action just days after nasser's former boss in michigan appeared in court to face sexual abuse charges of his own. >> he makes failed requests for sexual favors in exchange for educational benefits he can provide . >> reporter: ultimately the victims are hopeful the investigation can lead to serious changes which can protect other girls in the
future. >> nothing has really been done, i don't think it is fair as a survivor to stand by and wait for people to do the right thing. they cried out for help and nothing happened. and that is why an investigation needs to be done. >> reporter: the texas rangers say the results of the investigation will ultimately be handed over to the local da. who will ultimately decide on who will proceed. maybe you have heard about amazon's new big venture. we talk with our tech effort -- expert. teaming up with experts to build so-called smart homes from the ground up. were going to have close to 90 degrees for tomorrow and we will highlight the warmest day for the upcoming we can.
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amazon says they will be the home of the future. you can use alexis to dim the lights, find your favorite show on tv or even order more paper towels if you are out. the world's largest online retailer is now teaming up with construction company to launch model smart homes in cities all across the country. one of those amazon experience centers is open now in vallejo. for more on all of this where joined by our tech expert brian. good afternoon to you, what is the experience that amazon is trying to create with these model smart homes? >> reporter: it's pretty cool,
this gives amazon away into people's homes that is by default. so the homes company doesn't sell upgrade packages. you get the smart home regardless. they give you an echo show, echo dot, and they allow you to set up an appointment to purchase your home after come out and have the technician set it up for you which can do things like change the temperature in your home with the smart enable temperature device. you can say who is at the door? you can see from your ring patio doorbell who is at the front door. they are also talking about the ability to control your sprinklers, smart vacuum, experience center you can do all these things currently and the interesting thing is they've have been doing it since last summer. they have put them in eight different smart home models right now. you can go experience them. ultimately every new home sold
by the homebuilder is 35,000 homes in 23 states is going to have this enabled by default. >> what about the skeptics out there. you know i enjoy using alexa to play my music. but i'm not quite sure i am ready for everything in my world to be voice-activated. i mean do i need to get on the bandwagon here? or what? >> reporter: that's really where things are going. this gives alexa a huge market share . already has about 66% of the market according to a recent study. they are competing with some big boys out there, apple and google. but with this deal, amazon is creating away into people's homes that google and apple are not currently taken advantage of. plus being able to go there and see it in action, that's where you get the magic of it. anybody can flip a light switch to turn a dial, temperature down but doing it through
voice, is pretty cool it's like living in the future. >> is one thing to go down to best buy and see how alexa works but it's another thing to see a fully integrated into one of these homes. again one of them open in vallejo. you can check it out here in the bay area . let me ask about something else. drawbacks to this kind of technology, being in our homes? researchers, some at uc berkeley have been able to figure out a way to send, essentially hidden commands that cannot be heard by the human air, to some of these smart devices. this sounds bad if it falls into the wrong hands. >> reporter: when it comes to emerging technologies, especially with artificial intelligence is not really true is not a thinking machine. what it really is doing is following a command on certain protocol. if this happens, then do this thing. we have been able to full tesla cars with speakers in the road, we can fool google by changing
a pixel making it think it's the airplane instead of a cat. there are things you can do to full it because artificial intelligence is pretty stupid. >> but the bad guy can use it to unlock the door on my home they can use it to wire money to their account using smart devices, right? >> reporter: back in missouri a guy installed a smart lock by august and he yelled at the door to activate alexa. alexa unlock my door and the door unlocked. now google or google and amazon and apple have all said they have artie put security features in place for certain commands like unlock the door, turn off my alarm, you either have to swipe the device that's connected or say a verbal passcode to get these commands to operate. this is an emerging technology so it hasn't been entirely dented. -- vetted . we see companies like visio or china television that was recording and storing
this data. you've got to keep in mind there are security risks. but the deployment of the new security is much faster in these devices because they are always on, always connected . as soon as an exploit is revealed again patch it fairly quickly. the turnaround time for security fixes is even faster than computers. computers we rely on those every single day for major transactions. >> eventually i'm sure i'll get on board. ryan eldredge, i appreciate you taking the time. thanks. >> i'm not on board, i like to just open the door myself. but it is the future. >> what's amazing is how rapidly things are developing. just over a year. can you imagine i'm sure there's a meteorologist on tv named alexa. alexa, what is the forecast? >> we like having you in the flesh. >> outside right now we are
looking pretty good toward the estuary. there is some haze looking out toward the bay throughout the afternoon hours. still a mild afternoon. not a major warm-up just yet. it's may not be a hot forecast but still some 70s and 80s. most areas are in 70 two about 85 towards friday and saturday. cool weather toward north, portland and seattle. you can see the clouds and rain showers. green showing up on radar for this portion of the country . for us, we have high clouds, seeping into northern california and the bay area as well. current numbers, 60s and 70s and finally some lower 80s toward santa rosa. 81 degrees right now, san francisco, 61. you will deftly see a warm-up into the 70s for friday. san jose is right now in the lower 70s. right now the wind speeds, breeze around 9 to 12 to 14 to 16 miles per hour.
you will notice the observation you will see the wind, onshore wind will be a key change tomorrow. we will see a reversal in the wind directions. in san francisco the gusts up to 33 mile-per-hour. right now we are in the clear for thursday afternoon. as i mentioned, hayes developing in the atmosphere the bay area. first thing tomorrow morning, mostly clear skies, 54 degrees. into the afternoon hours of stuff at cisco, by lunch time a beautiful date out toward embarcadero. 72 degrees of by midafternoon, three in 4:00, those temperatures will be approaching the mid-70s. this area of high pressure just off sore -- offshore. friday and saturday, mostly sunny skies, warm and breezy. we can see some fog to our south. this could be a factor returning to our coastline
saturday afternoon and mother's day. you can see the winds will deftly be a wind advisory 7 pm friday, 5 am saturday. potentially for the hills above 1500 feet we could have gus around 45 to 55 mile-per- hour's. this will increase the fire danger in the bay area. no fire warnings but still a wind advisory. short duration friday night into saturday morning. here's the plan with our forecast models. we are in the clear friday morning, in the afternoon our, take this into saturday morning, still clear skies. fog could be returning to monterey bay and could approach the bay area coastline by mid-
to-late afternoon on saturday. patchy fog making a comeback. the highs for tomorrow, boost up the numbers for the entire bay area. santa rosa 89, oakland 78, castro valley 80 degrees. san jose is at 81, gilroy 86 degrees. pretty aggressive with san francisco temperature. whenever we have a change in the wind direction it warms things up. mid-70s tomorrow. fog returns on mother's day especially the coast in the bay. if you're going to the coast to celebrate mom's out there, don't expect it to be clear and sunny and warm. that will be on saturday. but sunday fog can make a comeback to the shoreline. perhaps you noticed a few more cyclists on the road today, back to work day, we will take -- tell you about which cities are more bike friendly. coming up after the break. fire fighting is a very dangerous profession.
we have one to two fires a day and when you respond together and you put your lives on the line, you do have to surround yourself with experts. and for us the expert in gas and electric is pg&e. we run about 2,500/2,800 fire calls a year and on almost every one of those calls pg&e is responding to that call as well. and so when we show up to a fire and pg&e shows up with us it makes a tremendous team during a moment of crisis. i rely on them, the firefighters in this department rely on them, and so we have to practice safety everyday. utilizing pg&e's talent and expertise in that area trains our firefighters on the gas or electric aspect of a fire and when we have an emergency situation we are going to be much more skilled and prepared to mitigate that emergency for all concerned. the things we do every single day that puts ourselves in harm's way, and to have a partner that is so skilled
about 100,000 people who are preparing to leave work about now will be pedaling home. today is bike to work day. now it's like home from work today. >> is an annual event that has been going on in the bay area. a reporter was in san francisco that tells us about the progress bike advocates have made in the recent years. >> reporter: steps at san francisco city hall were packed at -- with michael s -- bicyclist. encouraging people to take this to wheel form of transportation to work and school. >> biking is the fastest mowing -- growing mode of transportation in san francisco. >> reporter: the mayor was one of the bikers to hop on an electric bike to city hall. the group use one of san francisco's newest protected bike lanes. >> as you think about the
population coming to san francisco, we can't afford a city, for every new person to bring their own individual car. >> reporter: already in san francisco more than half of all daily trips are done without a car. that means people are either biking, taking public transit or walking to get around. >> this is the wave of the future . is the only way that we are going to be able to not go beyond crazy like what we have right now in terms of congestion. it is the future of san francisco. if the future really of getting around our city . >> reporter: executive director of the by coalition says the city has already added 10 new protected bike lanes of the past year. three more are expected to be open later this month . >> reporter: it makes all the difference of the world. when i first moved here i would ride up the panhandle connection was terrifying, your writing on the wrong side of the road. one way traffic . >> reporter: peter has been living in san francisco for more than seven years . for the first time, he took his kids to
daycare bye-bye. they use protected bike lanes. >> we lived near sunset and ride all the way downtown basically without going into traffic. >> when you see families biking in the city that's an indication we have achieved a certain level of safety. cycling advocates believe more bike lanes are key to san francisco's future or ultimately the best way to encourage people to use the bikes or as their main form of transportation. >> reporter: in san francisco allie rest missed ktvu fox news. a group of doctors and parents declared candy flavored tobacco an epidemic in san francisco schools. they gathered outside mission high school. the declaration follows a move by r.j. reynolds tobacco country -- company to put $12 million into campaign against proposition d on the june ballot. it couples the board of supervisors restriction on the sale of candy flavored tobacco and mental product. >> candy flavored tobacco product is highly addictive. the kids are giving in to peer
pressure and their smoking a tobacco product but they don't see it as that because it is candy flavored. this proposition, will eliminate any candy flavored product, tobacco product in the city of san francisco. >> according to the ordinance, retailers who violate that band would have to send her the tobacco sales license. volcanologists are sounding the alarm, killer whale volcano could erupt explosively in weeks. i will have more coming up. baby boomers,
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it's the only way to know for sure. lava and magna are coming out of kilauea volcano concerns mounting about the risk of a possible explosive eruption. >> scientists are looking back to the 1924 eruption to better understand just what might come next. >> reporter: scientists warn the risk of an explosive eruption is arriving as magma drains down the flank of hawaii's kilauea volcano. >> if it follows 1924, there would be the possibility that explosions may -- steam blast explosions may occur in a few days. >> reporter: it could send ash, steam, sulfur dioxide and boulders in all directions. >> the possible outcomes and depending on the size of the ejector, the larger pieces
won't go as far as the smaller pieces. >> reporter: researchers say as this happens, as the lava level falls below the water table, steam is generating sending rocks and ash flying. >> the scenario changes hour to hour sometimes but i can say that civil defense is actively working to strategize what to do next. >> you lose perspective until you're on the ground until you see the lava flow and how it erupted in the middle of the subdivision. >> reporter: this comes as the volcano continues to send lava out of the eastern side into a residential area. >> we all knew it was coming. we knew it when we bought it. >> 80% of our house is still inside. you can only take so much stuff. but we have a place to go. >> reporter: volcanos are difficult to predict so when a new eruption would occur, how long and how violent is unknown. jeff paul, fox news.
a billion-dollar subway project in san francisco and they used the wrong steel. now the contractor has to rip up more than three miles of track. good evening. i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the problem is that the contractor laid down a lower grade steel than the contract called for. the contractor doesn't agree. ktvu's tom vacar is here now with the latest. >> reporter: it's volumes and volumes of complex language. that language is just about as complex as the project itself. reporter: work on the central subway continues towards a hoped-for december 2019 opening but the san francisco municipal transportation agency, sfmta, says it ordered and expected higher strength steel rail
than it actually got. it's demanding that the contractor, tutor perini, replace the 17,000 feet of track with higher strength steel. >> the rail in the contract could possibly last longer than the standard rail that was installed. this is not a safety issue. we are not concerned about operating trains safely because of improper rail. this is a situation where we want rail that's going to last as long as possible. >> reporter: the city insists the contractor is at fault. >> we do have independent auditors working with the contractors to ensure that everything is being done right and that's how this was found that the independent contractor noticed the rail was the wrong grade and notified us. >> reporter: ron tutor, tutor perini's ceo, told me emphatically that neither his company nor the subcontractor who installed the track did anything wrong. he blames specific conflicts within the sfmta's own paperwork. tutor says the sfmta inspected the track when it arrived, approved it, paid for it, oversaw its