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hospital. president trump pushes for the wall as the partial government shutdown heads for record territory. i'm doug luzader. we'll have details coming up. and an elderly woman was found beaten and abandoned at a park near her home. the plea from the community and the family. good morning. thank you for joining us here for mornings on 2, thursday morning. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. steve paulson is here. he's talking about fog. >> there's pockets of fog. it will continuing to form. we do have our system that cleared out. next won't be here until tomorrow. and then we could be going into what looks like a very rainy pattern, over the next seven to 10 days today. watch out for fog over the bridges as you can imagine. and the next system will split a little bit. we'll deal with that tomorrow.
and looks like another system on sunday. then maybe a few next week. but visibility, not so good for a lot. concord half mile. quarter mile at fairfield. and novato, 0 visibility. it is cooler. 40s, 50s on the temps already. so we might pick up a couple of 30s. a lot of moisture in the air. i think fog is a big issue here. certainly to the north as well. once that fog lifts, we'll have partly sunny skies. and there's a lot going on in the pacific. this rainy pattern will continue maybe for even a week. next week could be very, very wet here, as we head into sunday, monday and tuesday. but more on that later. 50s to near 60 degrees. 4:01 on a thursday. here he is. >> we're almost there, steve. >> almost where? >> well, tomorrow is friday. some people like fridays, steve. >> don't wish your life away. >> no, i'm not. i'm enjoying this right now. >> embrace every moment, sal, like now. >> i am. thank you, steve.
boy, that man is a smart man. let's go out and take a look at the commute now on 580 westbound. it looks pretty good if you're driving out to the altamonte pass. there haven't been any major problems. we're starting off better than we did yesterday. this is a look at the commute here on 880. you can see traffic is moving well with no major issues. right now, traffic here at the bay bridge is light. it's 4:02. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. topping our news this morning. president trump heads to the southern border today, to continue his push for a border wall, as negotiations with democrats to end the partial government shutdown continue. ktvu's doug luzader is there, where there is a ray of hope on capitol hill. doug? there may be a deal in the works. but both sides have a ways to go here. >> with the president preparing to head to the texas border today, it appears that talks at
the highest level have stalled, to say the least. >> he asked speaker pelosi, will you agree to my wall? she said no. and he got up and walked out. >> speaker nancy pelosi said even if he gave her what she wanted she would never agree to the border security priorities we have. >> even though talks broke down yesterday, the president suggested something was cooking. >> i would love to see a big immigration bill, where we really take care of the situation. i know you want to. everybody wants to. who wouldn't want to? >> reporter: a big deal might include border wall funding, in exchange for some kind of fix for illegal immigrants who came here as children. and now an effort is under way on capitol hill to make that happen. but that could take time before that happens at all. and tomorrow, this partial government shutdown will be
tied for the longest ever. >> this is in its infancy. but i'm somewhat hopeful to get what the president wants in a way that does the least amount of damage to the country as possible. >> reporter: on the other hand the president may use this trip to texas today to declare a national emergency and begin construction on a border wall of his own. governor gavin newsom's first state budget will be unveiled. the governor in his inaugural address said he will work to keep what governor brown called the state's rainy day fund. but he's already talked about new spending ideas that will cost $2.5 billion. that includes more money for early childhood education, improving the 911 system, streamlining the dmv, expanding free tuition at community colleges, more money for preventing wildfires, and new
healthcare programs. now, later this morning, on the 9, san jose state university president, mary papassian will be here in the studio, talking about the education funding in governor newsom's budget. that is later today on the 9. one person has died from the flu. we don't know the age of the person who died. but they did say the person had multiple medical conditions. on tuesday, santa clara county announced its first death. since flu season began in september, there have been 32 flu deaths in california. california's department of health is urging everyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot. the agency says so far, roughly 50% of californians have been vaccinated. >> for people that have chronic health problems, that can evolve really into bronchitis, and pneumonia. it's very important for people that have diabetes, people that have high blood pressure,
people that are obese. people to get vaccinated. >> health officials say about half of the people who died of flu this season were under the age of 65. our time is now 4:06. we're now getting a look at a composite sketch for a man in palo alto. the suspect is described as a man in his mid-20s, 5'11" with a skinny build. police also say he has long, straight hair, either brown or dirty blond. his beard is unkempt. also, he was wearing a beanie that had a pom pom on it. the victim told police, the man asked her for money, then robbed and sexually assaulted her outside of her car on everett avenue, early monday morning. if you have any information, call palo alto police. san francisco police are looking for whoever beat an elderly woman unconscious and left her in a park. the 89-year-old great grandmother lives on visitation
avenue near the girls and boys club. right now, she's in a hospital in critical condition. ktvu's debora villalon tells us, the vicious attack may be linked to a break-in at her home. >> the helplessness of people. we need to be empathetic to that. >> reporter: described as rosie- cheeked and jolly. 89-year-old hong has a radiant heart, say hearse granddaughter. she is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. >> we need an outlet. >> tuesday morning, she was called to a scene where her beloved grandmother was on a gurney. beat to a bloody pulp in the park. of the burglar who broke into her grandmother's house and found nothing of value. >> i'm tired of this. i want there to be peace in the southeast. >> police say they were called when a door was found open.
and they have multiple crime scenes, but no time line or motive yet. >> there were no witnesses present to or video at that moment that revealed what exactly happened. so we are keeping all of our avenues open. >> local activists say it's not an isolated incident. >> people are so scared. >> reporter: and that elderly residents are increasingly afraid to leave their homes. the park where hong was found is next to a retired community. >> many of them are limited english. so this is a huge shock to the community as well. >> my grandmother is only one case. >> reporter: susannah yee says her grandmother who immigrated 25 years ago, working as a seamstress, dishwasher and babysitter, should be able to step outside and do her exercises in safety. >> she is an immigrant from china. and she has survived so much. she will survive this one. >> reporter: what police ask now is that residents of a four-
to five-block area put in surveillance systems. it is still unclear if the victim was followed here and assaulted then her house burglarized or attacked at home and left here. but what's crystal clear, the pain her family is experiencing. in san francisco, debora villalon, fox 2 news. we have an update about a hit-and-run that dragged a boy several blocks, pinned under a car. police say they arrested one of two suspects. 36-year-old leah conner is the suspected passenger. they are still looking for the male driver. the boy was on his bike, on january 2nd, near the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station. >> we know there's another out there. i'm going to plead with you right now. turn yourself in, call us or come down. because it's just a matter of
time. >> reporter: family members say he got the bike for christmas. and we are told that he suffered multiple broken bones, has had several surgeries, one to have his ear reattached, part of his lung removed, and he remains in the hospital this morning. >> wish him well. >> yes, we do. time is 4:10. cars broken into. we'll tell you how police are responding and what berkeley police say may be causing these crashes. and the fate of these retired b.a.r.t. cars could be talked about today. some of the proposals for their next destination. we're off to a good start on the golden gate bridge. heading south out of marin county and into san francisco. except for some thick fog. and there's a lot out there. be careful. some of the visibility is awful. we have a good-looking day on tap. but after today, it's going to be cloudy and looks like a lot of rain over the next week.
the trip takes 35 minutes. well, weekdays, there will be six trips. the cost? $9 for adults. but if you use a clipper card, you'll get a 25% discount. the disabled senior citizens and children will pay half price. today, san francisco mayor london breed will continue her push for more affordable housing. she's scheduled to celebrate the renovation of a housing complex for seniors and people with disabilities. it's located in the castro upper market neighborhood and provides 90 affordable studios and one-bedroom apartments. also today, the b.a.r.t. board of directors will hear options on what to do with 400 original cars that have been in service. they have been around since 1972 and are scheduled to be retired over the next few years. future options include continued service for another transits agency, being scrapped, being displayed in a
railroad museum, housing the homeless or dropping them underwater as part of a reef that could be formed. the board will make a final determination at a later date. concerned about pedestrians hit by cars since last week. since last thursday, there have been five separate incidents where people have been hit and hurt. ktvu's amber lee says two of the victims are the president of the berkeley school board and her wife. >> both of these women are fierce warriors, and they're fighting. >> berkeley residents judia pel and her wife alice bernstein are fighting to recover from serious injury. they were struck saturday, just after midnight, while walking on martin luther king way. >> we want every single student to have the same opportunity to be able to succeed in our district. >> reporter: just a month ago, apel was selected by her college on the berkeley school
board to become president for the second time during her two terms of service. >> in our school district on this unexpected and very scary incident. >> during wednesday night's school board meeting, apel's seat was empty. but her colleagues say they are carrying out plans for the district as they await her return. >> she is a champion for career technology education, inclusive schools. >> police say since january 3rd, there have been five crashes in berkeley, leaving six people injured. >> i'm pretty shocked. i wish there was something napeople would just pay more attention to this. >> reporter: police say longer hours of darkness and low visibility, due to rain, are factors in some of these crashes. >> the thing about right away is that right away, you get that after somebody yields it to you. the law may say one thing. but your safety is always paramount. >> reporter: police are urging drivers to slow down and
pedestrians to look before crossing. >> regardless of who is -- whose faults or who you want to point the finger at to blame, the responsibility for your safety, i think, is on each one of us. >> appel and bernstein's friends say the horrific crash involving the couple is a reminder of what we need to do when driving or walking. >> one thing we can do is be hyper alert and look all ways. >> police say last year, there was an average of nine to 10 crashes involving pedestrians and vehicles in a month. they say this current cluster of crashes is a cause of concern. in berkeley, amber lee, ktvu fox 2 news. we want to check back in with sal. it's been pretty light in terms of traffic for the commute, right? other than big problems. but seems like it's been pretty light. not as many people back to work. >> yeah, it is. right now it is light. and there has been some, i
guess what we call ramp-up, pam, where this week people are coming back. a lot of schools are back obviously. let's start with the bay bridge toll plaza. there haven't been any major problems here, if you are driving through, traffic continues to move along relatively well. if you are driving on this commute, there have been no major problems. we can go to northbound 101, the gilroy super commute. and you can see traffic here is looking good, driving up through into san jose with no major issues. traffic continues very nice all the way into san jose. remember yesterday, we had that problem. today, everything is open. and traffic continues to move well into the valley. 4:18 in today's weather. let's go to steve. >> thank you kindly, sir. >> you're welcome, steve. >> we'll get right to it. i don't know why i'm doing that. i have your attention now? >> yes. >> put your pen down, steve. 58 to 64. morning fog. mix of sun and clouds.
reason why i'm doing this is probably because i want to get your attention. not so much today. today will be all right. if you have some chores, things you need to do out there. today is the day to do it. a couple of systems on the way. one for friday. it's going to split. part will go north. part will go south. but we'll get some of that. and there will be more rain wednesday evening. and next week, all signs point toward a rainy pattern. giving you a look at -- this the forecast model, the gfs, which i think will be spot on. they still do a little bit. but the gfs has maintained a rainy pattern for us. and guess what. now, a lot of those are coming online. this could change, but you're looking out the next wednesday, 5:00 a.m., 5 inches of total for santa cruz. you know what that means? if it's 5 inches in santa cruz, you know what is going to happen for sant cruise mountains. same for santa rosa. sfo. this could be a part next monday, tuesday, wednesday. everything can pointing in that
direction. today won't be bad. we have a couple of systems coming in. but we'll get a few high clouds out of that. after some thick morning fog. and some of that fog has reduced visibility to the tune of zero visibility or about a half mile or even less. watch out around the carquinez bridge. also out towards vallejo, american canyon. back over to novato. rohnert park, fair immediately, maybe cordelia and concord as well. 40s for some. 50s for some. these are noticeably cooler than yesterday. brentwood is 43. same for blackhawk, pleasanton. mid-40s to 50 el sobrante and el cerrito. except for the fog, we will have a mix of sun and clouds then tomorrow. look across the pacific. there is a lot going on. this system, though, will dive a little towards southern california. but that will be our rain maker as we head into friday night and early saturday. today, 50s and 60s. warmest to the south. a little coolest to the north.
we'll bring rain in friday night. break saturday night into sunday. next system, sunday night and monday. then looks like rain beyond, you guys. >> all right, steve. thank you. time is 4:21. deadly information of a shooting inside a b.a.r.t. car. what police are saying about the murder that occurred as a car pulled into an east bay bart station. and a surfer whose foot was inside the mouth of a shark. we'll tell you how he got away after the break.
welcome back to mornings on 2. new information from police about an unsolved homicide on a train three years ago. >> investigators think they may know the first names of the suspect and his father. >> bart police want the public to pay attention to new information they're releasing in this unsolved homicide. here is a picture of the suspect from that case three years ago. this image taken from a b.a.r.t. station camera, the night of the shooting. b.a.r.t. police believe this is the man who shot and killed 19-year-old carlos romero, while the two were on board a san francisco- bound train. the shooting happened around 8:00 in the evening, exactly three years ago, january 9, 2016. the suspect is about 6'4" had a bald or shaved head and had a beige construction style jacket and boots at the time. so far, he has not been found.
but now, with more leads, they have more information about him. they believe the suspect's name is mattie, short for matt or something similar. they believe the suspect's father is vic or victor and that the suspect drives a ford crown victoria. they have ties to east contra county or the antioch area. they're releasing info about the father in order to track down his son. >> i think there is a matter of time before this individual is arrested. and what i want to say to this individual is that we're on this case, we're coming after you, and we're going to solve this. and it's just a matter of time. and for him to stop looking over his shoulder and to just turn himself in would be an ideal situation. >> what's still unclear was the motive in that killing three years ago. it doesn't appear the suspect and the victim knew each other well. and it's not known if they had any interaction. police do know, based on
surveillance video, that the victim and suspect both boarded the same bus and then both boarded the same bart train in san francisco. and romero was shot and killed by the suspect. b.a.r.t. police chief says there is audio and video from that tridelta bus that has helped them with this investigation. and the chief also points out that there were a number of people on board that b.a.r.t. train when the shooting happened. so he is asking for more witnesses to come forward. three years later, b.a.r.t. and crimestoppers have increased the reward for information that leads to an arrest of this suspect, to $$20,000. reporters asked b.a.r.t. whether security cameras recorded the incident. b.a.r.t. then admitted that about 77% of surveillance on trains were decoys and didn't work. b.a.r.t. had been using the dummy cameras to fool riders for years.
now, six months later, b.a.r.t. said it had spent more than a million dollars, installing working cameras on the b.a.r.t. fleet. traveling from washington to the southern border. what he hopes to do to get the $5 billion for the border wall. and who is walking your dog? a troubling surveillance video. and what 2 investigate learns about background checks. good morning. right now, we do have traffic that is off to a nice start. if you are driving on the golden gate bridge, heading south or into san francisco. we'll give you another look at these commutes coming up. well, after today, we may not see much sun, as the pattern looks very active and wet for us. today won't be bad. watch out for morning fog.
well, good morning to you. welcome back to mornings on 2. thursday morning, january 10th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this thursday morning. my commute was dry. clear. not ridiculously windy like it was yesterday. >> barely dry. should have been 100% dry. >> the roads were still wet. from yesterday's rain. but you said pockets of fog. >> thick fog out there. no doubt about it. that will be really the only issue today. otherwise, looks like a splendid day. but then tomorrow, we start to bring clouds in and more rain is on the way. but fog is thick as thieves out there for some. and it only thickens up as sal will tell you, as we get closer to sunrise. some of the system from yesterday is long gone. but moisture is always still hanging around. and without any breeze, fog has no problem forming with so much moisture in the air. next system, though, won't be here until tomorrow. a lot of low ds