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b.a.r.t. riders uneasy about their personal safety. now there's a plan to get b.a.r.t. back on track. the 11:00 news on ktvu fox 2 news starts now. it is called action at b.a.r.t. after a series of violent crimes including an unprovoked knife attack that killed a young oakland woman. hello again, everyone. i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. b.a.r.t. board of directors meets tomorrow morning to examiner new proposals to fight crime systemwide, life coverage tonight from ktvu amber lee at the west oakland b.a.r.t. station with more on the changes that are being considered here. >> reporter: tomorrow morning b.a.r.t. board members will be considering the new safety and security plan brought to them by the general manager and the police chief. passengers say they welcome the plan, but that it isn't enough. during the wednesday evening commute people arriving at the lafayette b.a.r.t. station included one passenger who said she was recently the
victim of an attempted purse snatching on a train. >> i was by the door and the door shut and the guy was walking out and he grabbed my purse and was like pulling it off my shoulder. >> reporter: a series of recent crimes have left many passengers feeling unsafe. now b.a.r.t. has come up with a $28 million safety plan. it includes hiring more officers, installing emergency call boxes and video screens on platforms and upgrading surveillance cameras. the bay area council says these improvements take both time and money. it's urging b.a.r.t. to get help now from law enforcement departments in the cities and counties it serves. >> we're talking about having a show of force on b.a.r.t. on the trains in the stations all the time so that the b.a.r. loyal riders, can see that they're going to be safe. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. said in a written statement, "the collective bargaining agreements make clear that only b.a.r.t. police may provide security," and b.a.r.t.'s police chief says there is already an agreement in place with the
area's law enforcement agencies to help each other out when necessary. >> and we operate in a mutual aid configuration when we need it. so if they need to assist us, they're readily available. if we need to assist them, we do the same. >> reporter: the bay area council says that agreement only covers emergencies and wants a proactive approach. many b.a.r.t. passengers say they seldom see officers on trains or in the stations and would welcome a stronger police presence. >> i'm petrified honestly with everything that's been happening here with all the crime. >> reporter: the b.a.r.t. board meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. tomorrow. the ceo with the bay area council tells me he plans to make the case for getting outside law enforcement agencies to help with increasing patrols. >> amber lee, thank you. >> b.a.r.t.'s police chief and deputy chief rode the trains today in an effort to reinsure
passengers. they joined other b.a.r.t. officers now riding the trains in the wake of those high profile crimes. b.a.r.t. officers have been told to work six days a week for the next three weeks. >> their presence is here and people see that and so it makes me feel safer. >> b.a.r.t.'s police chief also said that down the line b.a.r.t. will have overtime available so that officers can work in pairs. now to the mendocino complex fires and another hardship for people who have been displaced, health officials confirm an outbreak of norovirus at the evacuation center set up at lower lake high school. at least a dozen people got sick with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. health officials are working now to control that outbreak. norovirus is extremely contagious. acres, docino complex fires but the river fire is nearly contained and the ranch fire is burning away now from populated areas, so people are allowed to return home.
ktvu's debora villalon joins us now live from upper lake. there's some relief for some people to be back home and for others, heartbreak. >> reporter: 11 nights in hotels, shelters, bunking with friends or holed up at home in your threatened community, it has been traumatic for thousands of people, but for some the ordeal is just beginning. >> so this was our two-car garage. it was a firebird they had parked in there. >> reporter: for the young family it's two out of three, rob's house intact, but his sister's house across elk mountain road, gone, and his parents' place just 100 yards from his own, also leveled by the ranch fire. >> reporter: how are your folks holding up? >> they're doing all right. >> reporter: they haven't seen this? >> no. i've taken some pictures for them. that's about it. >> reporter: in these communities where people have been uprooted and flung different directions it's an
evening of bittersweet reunions and survival stories. did you ever leave? >> i never did leave, no. >> we didn't leave our place and it was the first one hit. >> reporter: 300-foot flames up close? >> like a nightmare. you still can't comprehend it. >> reporter: this rancher and his wife sheltered in their car several nights while three calaveras county hotshots saved their house. >> you know your home's gone because you seen it burn, but it didn't. then you go up there and it's still there and the guys got a big grin on their face and say there it is. >> reporter: what did you say to them? >> i give them big hugs and kisses, promised them anything they wanted any time anywhere. >> you kind out who your friends are in this kind of situation where people you didn't actually think cared really show their true colors, that they do care about you. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: this evacuee will always remember how the fire started on her 23rd birthday and how she and her parents packed up, then slept in shifts. >> i slept in my car and i had an alarm go off every 10 minutes, looked up the ridge.
if the flames had come over, we were going to go, but they hadn't yet. >> reporter: when it was time to go, her worst worries were for her family's walnut orchards. >> this place has been in my family for 100 years. it's one thing to lose the house and such, i can live with that, but if i lost the ranch and my family's history, i don't even know how i would feel. >> reporter: right now cal fire puts the tally of destroyed homes at 119 and almost as many barns and outbuildings which are important in these rural communities. now this friday a local assistance center will open in lucerne. that is one stop shopping for people who have suffered losses or just have questions so that they can begin their recovery. >> it's so hard to look at the pictures of those homes wiped out. do crews say when they hope to have full containment of these two fires? >> reporter: they're looking at the end of the month, but one thing people in the bay
area can do to support lake county, when they feel comfortable with the smoke is get up here. this is summer season for a county that depends on outdoor recreation and tourism. so there is boating. there's fishing. there's hiking. they want everyone to know lake county is still open and they really need the support in terms of those tourist dollars. >> good advice. thank you. we are getting new pictures tonight of a wildfire burning in the santa ana mountains of orange county. the holy fire has grown to 6,000 acres and is 5% contained. a number of small mountain communities are evacuated tonight. officials now say this fire was deliberately set. authorities announced the arrest of a 51-year-old man identified as forrest gordon clark on spicion of felony arson. he is held on $1 million bail. victims of last year's wildfires rallied at the state capitol today. they want lawmakers to reject
the governor's plan to reduce liable for power companies when their equipment starts wildfires. the governor wants to limit that liability and potentially shift the financial burden to rate payers. the governor's plan would not affect pg&e's liability in past wildfires, but fire victims say the move would strip them from their right to compensation in the future. >> we need more accountability. we're also here to make sure that our constitutional rights are protected so that if a utility creates damage, is the cause and negligence of the fire, that we're reimbursed for those standards. the governor and pg&e and the utilities are trying to take those constitutional rights away from us. >> pg&e was blamed for starting a dozen or so fires last october, but cal fire still hasn't ruled on the exact cause for the tubbs fire which devastated santa rosa. the estranged son of a bay area police chief has been arrested along with a 16-year- old boy for beating a sikh man in the central valley.
18-year-old tyrone mcallister is the son of union city police chief darryl mcallister. both suspects face multiple felony charges. harges. >> reporter: 71-year-old sikh man sahbit singh natt is still hurting and fearful after he was kicked and spat on monday morning. >> everybody is scared, me, everybody. >> reporter: but there's a slight sense of relief as he and his family members have just learned his suspected attackers are now behind bars. >> the news is really good. the manteca police department do a really good job. >> reporter: the police arrested tyrone mcallister and a 16-year-old boy monday morning. tyrone mcallister is the son of union city police chief darryl mcallister. >> the family is devastated by the actions of their estranged several months. >> reporter: investigators say this home surveillance video of
the attack helped identify the duo. >> outlandish and uncalled for. it really brought together the community. >> reporter: on monday the man seen kicking natt is wearing what seems to be a new religion hoodie. tyrone was pictured in a similar outfit on social media. investigators say they also got help from tyrone's parents. >> the family has been in constant contact with our investigators and assisted greatly with this investigation. >> reporter: both suspects are facing attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon charges. investigators say they may also face hate crime charges. >> that is a hate crime. >> reporter: although natt's family say he will no longer go on his morning walks around graystone park, the family is touched by the involvement. >> you help us a lot and that's really good for us, too, and that's why they catch maybe sooner. e sooner. >> reporter: union city's police chief released a statement on facebook saying in part, "words can barely describe how embarrassed, dejected and hurt my wife, daughters and i feel right now.
it's difficult for us to comprehend how one of three kids who grew up with the same parents under the same roof with the same rules and same values and character could wander so far astray." coming up developing news out of the east bay where a big rig carrying hot asphalt overturned, details from the chp. >> we are tracking the smoke out there, spare the air day again tomorrow. that's two in a row and temperatures are on the increase for your thursday. >> plus a private high school cutting tuition in half, but there is a catch. we'll tell you about the program that allows students to work real life jobs in return for their education. >> i don't think you could ask for a better way to begin the school year and to begin a new adventure.
the chp says the driver was trapped and had to get out by breaking a window. he was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. we're also told that a hazmat crew is on the way and right now the chp doesn't know when that on ramp will be reopened. commune activist cat brooks is officially in the race for mayor of oakland. she filed paperwork at city hall this afternoon surrounded by supporters. her platform focuses on housing, education and upholding sanctuary city policies. they may be best known for her anti-police terror project. she says as mayor she would redirect some police funding to crime prevention. >> we've been knocking on doors and the people are ready for a change. we've got to organize them into the campaign. it will be disciplined, strategic and focused. we've got 92 days left. that's three months and we can win this. >> brooks will face a crowded field of challengers hoping to
unseat current mayor libby schaaf. at least seven other candidates announced plans to run. a high school in oakland is combining classroom work with on the job work experience. students are employed one day a week and it helps pay for half of their education. ktvu's paul chambers emceed today as students learned of their new job on draft day. >> reporter: it was a pep rally atmosphere at one of oakland's newest high schools. parents, teachers and staff welcomed the inaugural incoming class of the east bay high school, the students wearing new suit jackets and ties in for a special treat because this day isn't like any other. >> are you guys ready to kick off this draft? [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: that's how the inaugural draft day began. as students were matched with their corporate partners, each freshman will work at an entry level position to help pay half of their $18,000 a year
catholic education. >> we get on the job experience early on and start learning the principles about how to present himself. >> i am very happy for my son. i am very proud about him. >> reporter: all of the students will go to their corporate work study job five times a month. that money earned is added to their parents' contribution which depending on the family's ability could range from 250 to $2,500 a year. other funding comes from scholarship from school donors. the majority of the money comes from corporate partners. >> $9,000 of that tuition is covered by the student work that they do and they contribute back towards the cost of their own education. >> be proud, man, be proud! >> i think it's wonderful. it's very exciting. they're off to a good start. i don't think you could ask for a better way to begin the school year and to begin, you know, a new adventure. >> reporter: the school is located in the former st. elizabeth high school in oakland's fruitvale district. the freshmen class is diverse made up mostly of african
american, latino and vietnamese students who by all accounts wouldn't have an opportunity such as this. >> we're starting this year with a founding class of 9th graders and over the next four years we'll grow to a school of over 500 students. >> reporter: right now there are 69 students, but the school is still accepting new applications and classes begin next week. in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu fox 2 news. state lawmakers today voted against ordering a full audit of the department of motor vehicles. the republican-backed proposal came in reaction to long lines at dmv offices across the state, but three democrats refused to vote on the measure saying the dmv was overburdened with legislative mandates already. republicans were outraged that the measure didn't pass. >> we are now sentencing millions of californians to long wait lines and we're basically saying trust the dmv that made promises they did not keep. . >> the dmv says it is hoping to
ease overcrowding and long wait lines by hiring hundreds of new employees and by extending hours for some offices on saturdays. heading into thursday we've got a little fog at the coast. we've got some smoke out in the atmosphere that's created a spare the air day, second one in a row for tomorrow, and high temperatures tomorrow that will be warmer than these. these were the highs from today. it was a little warmer than yesterday. we're going like this and then tomorrow will be a little warmer and then it starts to drop off again. when the temperatures drop off friday, saturday and sunday, we expect more of an onshore wind, which is typical, but that onshore wind will hopefully take care of a lot of that smoke. this will be onshore wind not just at low levels, but at middle and even higher elevations where a lot crossed, one more day of smoky skies in the bay area tomorrow most certainly and if you had any business in the central valley the last week or so, it's real
bad there. it won't get that far into the livermore valley because the inversion is not that deep. it's shallowing out because of the warming environment and also it's shallowing out which is why the bay area air quality management district issued a spare the air day quality for tomorrow because that's usually a sign you'll have a lot of stuff trapped in the boundary area. here's the high pressure that builds in. it has been building in, but it really builds in, boom, on thursday, tomorrow, and friday and especially thursday. that's when the temperatures come up. these are subtle changes really. there's nothing extreme here. we do have a fire weather watch in the northeast part of the state and for us no advisories or watching except that spare the air advisory for tomorrow. these are the forecast highs. there it is. purples are 100s and these temperatures are a little bit
warmer especially around vacaville, clearlake and santa rosa, 95 in livermore, so a lot of cities, all of them very warm, hazy sunshine and air quality less than desirable. take it slow tomorrow and don't try to change the world because if you're out and about, if you hit the recycle or the refresh air on your car, too, as you're driving around traffic because the air quality is not good for another day, second day in a row. >> bill, thank you. the a's and dodgers battled back and forth tonight in a pitchers duel. mark will tell us who came out in top coming up next in sports. >> a live look now at the conditions in oakland outside our studio, a smoky night in the bay area and it's a spare the air day tomorrow again. you're watching the 11:00 news on ktvu fox 2 news.
to the newsroom we go. mark is here with sports. it's great to see a big crowd at the a's game and also tonight was a little better outcome than last night. >> for them, sure. back to back games with more than 30,000 at the coliseum. let's face it. the a's already know they're good, but it doesn't hurt to match yourselves up every now and then with a team that went
to the world series. the dodgers also are kind of the toast of the national league and the a's take care of them and one of the best in the game, love seeing that kid with the pretzels and gloves and no cell phone in hand. this was the debut of newly acquired mike fiers and was he ever on fire retiring the first eight batters he faced. 5 1/3 innings for fiers. he wouldn't get the win. clayton kershaw gave up two hits and four runs in the 4th, the first by steven business cote. later in the bottom of the 8th -- stephen piscotty. later in the bottom of the 8th, marcus semien is first called out, but he's in there safely. the dodger catcher can't make
the play. they hold on 3-2. blake treinen, his 29th save and the a's are three up now in the wildcard situation and rolling. meanwhile had a little tantrum in the minor leagues that i thought you might like to see. usually you don't like to do it when kids are involved, but this one takes a little different twist. butch hobson, former major league infielder with the boston red sox is now coaching in the minor leagues. look at this. >> he's going to get more than his two cents in. he's nose to nose and he's gone. yeah. butch hobson not done any time soon. we'll keep our eye on butch and he's going to pull that bag out and there goes the bag. what's he going to do with this? he's going to give it to a kid. he just gave the third base bag to a kid. >> i hope he didn't have to give it back either. that is something like they say. you go out to a ballgame and see something new every night.
meanwhile bet you haven't seen this before because the harlem globetrotters haven't even done this before, taking their act to the air, unprecedented in their 92 year history. bull bullard, 70 miles an hour let's it fly from the airplane. watch the replay as we slow it down. he makes the bucket. i don't know where these guys even come up with thes>> is there anything they can't do? >> yeah. no dribbling involved at all. >> i wonder how many times they could do that. >> that was the only time, julie. bull bullard, hey, can we just cpo it right now and that is -- cto it right now and that is check this max kepler with the beautiful catch up against the wall to rob the indians. cleveland won despite that play. one of the great youngsters in
the game, rookie ronald acuna, jr. for atlanta, the braves having a great year and that guy is one of the reasons why, beautiful catch in deep center field, and defensively challenged you might say, ronald guzman of the rangers, easy catch at first, no, but what's priceless? watch the little guy with the glove. he's like man, you're in the big leagues. you're supposed to make that play, kind of looks at him sideways right there, but guzman drove in a couple of runs. umpires are used to getting an earful, not necessarily like this. this is bruce streckman, the umpire, running off the field in chicago, tweezers in play, pull a live moth no less right out of his ear. he will not have to go on the disabled list. moth man is okay. i can't believe it. >> back in the game. >> all worth it on check it>> t
how the hell did they lose our reservation? dad, you were married to mom for 30 years. what's another couple nights on a couch? i'm gonna call for the cot, and i'm gonna try to squeeze them on that $9.95 wi-fi fee. they're selling air. closetcon is the premier north american trade show for the closet industry. i stopped going years ago 'cause it's a trade show for the closet industry. thank you. [ gasps ] this schedule is incredible. [ door closes ] dad, there's a 10:45 session on sustainable materials. we have got to hit that. mm, but it overlaps with the 11:00 a.m. panel on paneling. [ gasps ] and a breakout session on shoe storage. little advice -- the convention floor is for suckers. all work is done at the bar -- unless tony g. and layla are singing standards, in which case, no work -- prepare to be entertained. dad, i came here to learn, not sit at the bar and drink. you do what you want. i'm getting a scotch. [ door opens, closes ] well, i do need to meet everybody. ooh, good. breakfast. breakfast? try lunch. we wake up early on the farm. sure do.