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flying to hawaii on march 17th from oakland. later you can take southwest from san jose, sacramento, and san diego to hawaii. a potential break through in aids research. a second person may have been cured of hiv. details on what is happening today. more than 80 people arrested overnight in sacramento. the latest on the protests of the deadly shooting of stephon clark. michael jackson's legacy is in jeopardy. how the estate is pushing back against leaving neverland and the difficult questions for fans. good morning. and welcome to the 9. it is a gray, cloudy, rainy tuesday. march 5th. we are learning an awful lot about uber passengers through it. we now know what people are most likely to forget about
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when they leave an uber. cell phones top the list. followed by cameras, wallets, and keys. coming up a bit later, we will tell you where you can find the most forgetful cities and the things that people leave behind. some of the weird items that people tend to forget when they take a ride share. >> i just patted my pocket and looked for my cell phone. >> is it there? >> i have kids and you can't forget things for the kids when you go out to dinner. >> their loveys. >> so i'm paranoid about leaving something behind. >> i know a lot of you take ride shares. we're going to start the morning in san mateo. the beginning of a two-day strike by san mateo union workers are underway today. >> they are looking to settle their contracts. picketing outside of the county center right now in redwood city. the contract expired in
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october. the strike will continue through tomorrow. the aids research community is celebrating a new medical milestone. doctors in london can't believe they have cured a man of hiv. >> he is the second man to be cured after undergoing a risky therapy. >> reporter: the london doctors are funded by an international nonprofit. the foundation also supports and funds various projects here at ucsf. doctors trying to achieve the same goal, find a cure for hiv, the virus that causes aids. the medical community believes we may be one step closer to doing that. they point to a man in britain who appears to be the second known person to be cured of hiv through a bone marrow transplant. he had hodgkin's lymphoma as well as hiv. he received a bone marrow transplant for the cancer from
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a donor that is resistant to hiv. that cured him of cancer and he has been off of hiv drugs with no signs of the virus for 18 months. >> 18 months in. and we're confident that this will be a long-term remission. it is too early to say whether this is a cure or not. >> reporter: now, the first person to be cured of hiv is a california man, timothy ray brown who went through a similar procedure 12 years ago. >> i knew i was the only person cured of hiv at that point. and i didn't want to be the only person. and so i've pretty much gave -- gave my life up -- my other life up and i'm in remission. because i felt like i had a moral obligation to make sure that there were -- more of me. >> reporter: now, doctors say the fact that they have been able to replicate this treatment and get a good result long-term in two separate
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patientsis a good sign, they say. the key part of the treatment is the bone marrow transplant. it is a risky and difficult procedure. most people would not be eligible for it. again, this man -- these two men were because they also had blood cancer. and so they -- researchers warn this is not a widespread cure. that everyone with hiv would be able to access just yet. but they're happy at least it is a step in the right direction and could lead to new information in the years ahead. live in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu news. a developing story in sacramento. hundreds of demonstrators hit the streets calling for justice for stephon clark, an unarmed african-american man who was killed by police. dozens of people were arrested after activists marched to protest the recent announcement that the officer that's shot clark would not face charges. sarah is in the newsroom with new information. >> gasia, 80 people were arrested and one journalist
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detained by sacramento police. hundreds of protesters marched through the streets demanding justice for stephon clark. officers were dressed in riot gear ready to control the crowd and arrested many of them. activists were arrested for unlawful assembly and one for resisting arrest. those arrests, including a local pastor, weren't taken to jail but processed and released. a spokesperson said officers wanted to protect the community. reporters asked if there was any violence reported. >> i do know that there was a confrontation between the group and at least one person. but i don't have any further details on any other violence other than a confrontation that was a disturbance that i know of. and i know that during that time, a hat was taken. aside from that, i don't have any other details on physical violence. >> a long time sacramento bee journalist was also detained by
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sacramento police and eventually let go. sacramento mayor steinberg said no member of the press should be detained for doing their job. he said i'm disappointed the protest ended the way it did. i have many questions about what went on that precipitated the order to disperse and subsequent arrests. this comes after the district attorney declined to file charges against the two officers who shot and killed stephon clark. the shooting happened in march of 2018, when officers got a 911 call about car break-ins. they chased clark around a neighborhood and cornered him in his grandparents' backyard. the district attorney said he didn't comply and advanced towards officers. officers mistook his cell phone for a gun and shot him multiple times. the city is preparing for more protests at the city council meeting tonight and at the sacramento police department this afternoon. we also know attorney general javier will announce the
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results of the independent criminal investigation into the shooting. in the newsroom, ktvu fox 2 news. a new report finds that schools across the country are investing more money in police officers and less in nurses and psychologists and social workers. the aclu report says that schools benefit from providing mental health services to students with improved attendance rates and better academic achievement. and the report says school based mental health providers can also improve overall school safety. according to the aclu, an increased police presence in schools can lead to greater alienation of students and a more threatening school climate. an oakland priest accused of abusing a boy has left the country. the diocese placed alex castillo on administrative leave at the end of january. church leaders received a complaint about inappropriate behavior by castillo.
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police found him but wouldn't release any more information but to say that he is out of the country. the church says that police say the criminal investigation of castillo has finished and all of the information is now in the hands of the district attorney. happening today, a 26-year- old man is set to return to a san mateo county court to face murder and arson charges. prosecutors say the man of east pal alto set a fire that killed an elderly woman on south humboldt street. police say he was a gang member and mistakenly thought there were rival gang members inside of the house. there were 7 people inside of the home. only 6 were able to get out. 85-year-old susanna died in the fire. tao is facing the death penalty if convicted of killing the woman. in a packed meeting yesterday the school board voted 4-3 to cut $23 million from the budget that will reduce staffing for a number of programs.
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the board says the cuts are necessary to play for the 11% salary increase for teachers over year affordable care act in their new contract. many people at the meeting spoke out passionately against the budget cuts. >> i have lost all faith. >> the utility filed for bankruptcy at the january of january because it faced billions of dollars in like thes for the wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
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i don't know about you but i'm going to be happy when steve gets on there and says it's going to be a sunny day. >> keep waiting. right, steve. >> well, that won't be -- it won't be today. maybe next week. maybe next week, you guys. there are signs of that. cloudy,s breezy. rain heaviest will be to the south. what do you mean by the south. monterey south this time around. temperatures in the 50s now. 50-54. everybody is close. a tenth of an inch of rain. not much. around lake tahoe, there is so much snow up there. truckee in the 20s. 30s everywhere else. the rain-snow line might be going above 5500 feet. light snow beginning to move in. a winter storm warning kicks in at 4:00 today. set your watch accordingly and goes through 10:00 a.m. thursday. some of the colder air won't arrive until tomorrow. today i think you will be above 70. 2-4 feet around the 5500-foot level. 4-8 but you might get the rain
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snow mix. there is -- have you been up there? you're like tell me something i don't know. for those that haven't, i'm telling you something you don't know. a lot of snow up there. 153% of normal for the sere as. 1% 5% 9% that includes tahoe. that's a lot of water if you melt it down. there is more on the way. the next system coming in has tapped into deeper moisture. everything is showing signs that it will stay more south. san joaquin valley, southern sierra and monterey down to san luis obispo and santa barbara and l.a. we will get rain but not our turn to get the heavier rain. the focus is down towards big sur, not us. we will get some off and on rain. some of that beginning to move through. we will talk more about this system and see what is in store for the weekend when we come back at the bottom of the hour. >> thank you, steve. coming up on the 9, a wage gap at google but this time you may be surprised who is making less to do the same job as
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their coworkers. many fans of michael jackson's music is questioning his legacy in the aftermath of the scathing documentary leaving neverland. at redfin, we charge you a 1% listing fee.
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>> happening today, staff from the california department of insurance will be in guerneville answering people's questions about flood insurance. >> an estimated 2600 properties were flooded in sonoma county during last week's three-day storm. the insurance commissioner says many state residents are unaware their homeowners insurance does not cover flood or mudslide damage. the department of insurance staff will be at a local assistance center in guerneville through saturday. fremont police say there has been a large spike in the number of auto burglaries since the first of the year. investigators are looking at 20 car break-ins just on start
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night. it is becoming more common to see break-ins at apartment complexes. >> they broke the passenger side. >> reporter: he discovered three of his cars were broken into. all of the passenger side windows smashed parked at the apartments a few blocks away from fremont police headquarters. >> i'm frustrated because nothing was taken. a selfless crime that was done. i work hard for what i do. and $1,800 down the toilet. >> reporter: $1,800 to replace shattered windows. in total 7 auto break-ins just in the complex. 13 other break-ins at five other apartment complexes between sunday and monday night. police believe three are related based on proximity and mo. >> right now auto burglaries has almost doubled compared to last year. and it's just -- even though it is a level lower offense, a property crime, it is plaguing our community. >> reporter: after seeing more
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than 300 since the first of the year, police are cracking down on car break-ins. i rhoda long with officers on a recent operation. 12 officers from patrol to specialty units, eyeing ten prime hot spots, scouring mainly shopping centers for suspicious vehicles. >> one of the key things that we look for is for whatever reason these guys like to back in their cars a lot. >> reporter: fremont police say typically they hit residential areas. out of towners target shopping centers. police have put up cameras, signs upon entering and traffic barriers so the get-a what to the freeway is not as quick. they're warning the community since crooks usually use a glass breaking tool that can be bought online. >> one of the phrases we heard them say is property time, do no time. so they know that they can do these crimes and make a lot of
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money doing it. >> reporter: azenith smith, ktvu fox 2 news. controversy swirling around the life and work of michael jackson. he died nearly ten years ago and the estate has grown into a $2 billion empire. the future is uncertain today. the new hbo documentary premiered over the weekend and details disturbing allegations of child sex abuse by the mac that many still call the king of pop. "washington post" pop culture writer elaha joins us know. >> thank you for having me. >> michael jackson was dogged with accusations the last half of his life and paid out tens of millions of dollars to families that accused him of abuse. why are the allegations in this documentary appearing to stick more than similar claims in the past? >> for a few reasons. one, the way in which these allegations are laid out in
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graphic detail. it is really hard to ignore and not -- and not be compelled and watch this. also i think it is important to note we are in a different cultural context. we're in the midst of the me too movement in which a lot of people are grappling with sexual misconduct by celebrities. we have seen that level the careers of many prominent people that were previously revered. people are able to look at the allegations. and i think it is worth noting that the jackson estate has vehemently denied the accusations and mounted a counter. they sued hbo for a hundred million dollars and say that jackson is innocent. >> what is at stake here if people decide that they can't separate the art from the artist? >> yeah. so even though michael jackson has been dead for ten years, his estate has built out an empire based on his music. but also his image, his memory, himself as an icon. there's a broadway musical that is supposed to premiere in
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2020. the producers of the musical say that will go on as continued and as planned. also there is a circus de soleil show and many other entities and projects tied up with the notion of the king of pop. that is in addition to his music. there are radio stations in canada that will no longer play his music. >> i was growing up right as michael jackson put out his thriller album there. is no overstating the reach that jackson had in the '80s and '90s. if the king of pop can fall to this sort of accusation and allegation, i assume everyone else in the world is thinking, no one is invincible. >> well, yeah. and i think there's some precedent to this. if you look at bill cosby, who was so revered and viewed as america's father and now serving time for charges on sexual assault. and so with michael jackson, these allegations have kind of followed him for years. and i think fans now are being
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forced to sort of confront them in a way that they haven't before. and michael jackson was a massive star, not just in the united states, but globally too. and so it will be interesting to see how it plays out an an international stage. >> what about the fact that jackson is not here to answer to the allegation today? how is that affecting what is happening across society? >> this is interesting too because this seems to be the first case in which new allegations coming up and this new reckoning is coming up around a person who is no longer alive. the estate is mounting the defense but there are an allegiance of fans calling the allegations false. it is a legacy of a man who is no longer here. and the question is who stands to benefit or who stands to be hurt by this. his family are beneficiaries of his estate and other entities still making money off of him.
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>> thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> of course. coming up on the 9, we're learning more about two girls who survived several cold nights in humboldt county. listen as they tell us how they got out of the woods alive. and another first for robot technology. why this machine will be popping up more and more in research labs. how does ron make sure he's on time to face brock the sadistic strength trainer? his ikea dresser helps him organize his... equipment? woo! be the morning person you're not. ♪ i found a birth control ♪ with no hormones! ♪ paragard's 100% hormone free ♪ and over 99% effective, ♪ that's key! ♪ no hormones! ♪ not an ounce, ♪ with an ingredient ♪ i can pronounce. paragard is a hormone-free iud that's over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. if you experience pain,
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>> google says a recent analysis of its employees' salaries reveals that the company was underpaying men for doing similar work as women. >> the analysis saw men are making less after the company adjusted some salaries to narrow the wage gap. critics say the result of the pay study could give a false impression. company officials acknowledge that the study does not address if women were hired at a lower pay grade than men with similar qualifications. this is happening just in the federal case movers forward against a subcontractor who is accused of mistreating and not
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paying workers. authorities say joe hernandez lured workers from mexico to work on the silvery towers project in san jose. the workers say hernandez made them live in locked warehouses or shipping containers without running water and he didn't pay them what he said he would. the santa clara county wage theft coalition says one out of every six construction workers is a vick victim of wage theft. in just san jose alone, workers have deprived of $3 million. >> we're here to protect the rights of workers. those who have -- are vulnerable. >> the san jose city council says the current law did not have enough force behind it to protect the workers at silvery towers. the federal case is expected to continue through the week. now to a remarkable survival story involving two young sisters who were reunited with their family after being lost in the woods of humboldt county. >> they spent two nights all alone in the wilderness,
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huddled together for warmth until before rescued on sunday. the girls used survival skills they learned in 4h to get by. >> reporter: the two sisters clung to each other and never gave up, even they were cold, tired and starving. >> our stomachs grumbled all night. we found a tree branch close to the ground. and we had her rain jacket to keep us warp. my sister cried the whole night. so i told her to think happy thoughts of our family. and i kept watch for us in the night. >> i thought going to the park with mommy and daddy. and i thought of going to the ocean. i thought of everything that i remembered. but it didn't work. >> even though they were scared, 8-year-old leah and caroline kept their wits about them as they were lost for two days in the woods.
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they stayed together, afraid the bears would get them as they braved the cold weather and ate leaves and granola bars. the daughters had learned wilderness skills through the 4h club but they feared the worst as minutes turned to hours and hours turned to days. >> any emotion that you could think of. a dream to huddling up in a ball and balling my eyes out. >> they saved each other. so i'm the proudest mom. they are superheros. >> reporter: the girls were found alive and well on sunday after a massive search that included helicopters and tracking dogs. all tolled, they were lost and alone for 44 hours. their mother joked that she might micro chip her daughters. henry lee, ktvu fox 2 news. >> i bet they haven't left mom's sight since they were brought back home. >> i wouldn't let them out of
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>> they say they miss took his cell phone a gun. activities from black lives matters were met by police in riot gear. 30 people were arrested on various charges. the sacramento county d.a. announced over the weekend she would not file charges against the officers who shot clark. the district attorney said, quote, we must recognize that police are often force today
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make split second decision. we must recognize they are under tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving circumstances. one year ago clark was unarmed and in his grandmother's backyard when police shot and killed him. the district attorney said that officers thought he was holding a gun and feared for their lives. clark was in fact holding a cell phone. his supporters are calling on state attorney general to bring charges against the two officers. >> we're hoping that attorney general javier finally does what nobody even sacramento district attorney anne marie shoe bert had the courage to do, which is prosecute these two officers involved in the killing. >> attorney general basara would be making a decision after the investigation is complete. president trump is expected to sign an executive order today. it will reportedly give agency officials one year to develop suicide prevention plans with a focus on state and local communities. the task force will also
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continue research in the mental health field. to learn more about post- traumatic stress and other illnesses affecting veterans returning hope. let's get you caught up on the rest of today's news by saying hello to dave clark. >> here are some of the top stories we are following. four americans have died in kenya in a helicopter crash. the helicopter went down sunday. the wreckage though was not found until yesterday. and recovery teams are just now able to identify the victims. two of those killed were from southern california. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. the four americans and the pilot were the only five people on board. there's a new report out that says border patrol agents are using their weapons less often. the associated press found information that found 15 instances where officer asks agents used their weapons during the 2018 budget year. that is down from 55 in the same time in 2012. it is also down from 17 during
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2017. that drop comes as fewer people illegally cross the u.s. mexico border. and the u.s. customers and border protection force changed the way that force should be used at the border. a man in britain has become the second known person to be cured of hiv through a bone marrow transplant. the patient had hodgkin's lymphoma as well as hiv. he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a gene mutation resistant to hiv. the transplant cured him of cancer and for 18 months he has been off hiv drugs with no signs of the virus. a california man is the only other person believed to have been cured of hiv. and that's a brief look at some of the top stories we're working on. >> dave, thank you very much. today's weather is -- well, people are talking about it because it is raining again, gasia. >> right. we're getting good at driving through it, i think, steve.
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>> sal made a good point, people are used to driving through the rain because we have gotten so much. a little bit today. not a lot. the heaviest amounts towards central california, southern california. between now and wednesday night, we will still pick up a third to over an inch. forecasted totals are heavier to the south than they are to the north. and that's a good thing. the north has already had enough rain to last them for a long time. 50s on the temps. 52-54. 50 in santa rosa. 54 seems popular as well. you can see how radar is taking aim at that. it is a good thing it isn't going over us or we would be looking at 2-4 inches. that is not the case with this system. there will be breaks today. bands are beginning to move on shore that will pick up the rainfall rates. two pieces of this today will be mainly to the south. off and on light rain. then the low approaches tonight and tomorrow. that will pick up the rainfall
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for the north tomorrow as well as a round of thunderstorms. cold air surrounding that and decent support. that would be on our wednesday. today it is a lot of cloud cover. some rain. but unless you're heading south, the heaviest rain is down towards monterey and areas down to santa barbara. big issues in southern california for them with the burn areas. 50s and 60s on the temps. thursday, it will be much cooler. friday looks all right. the weekend is looking okay. the system showing signs of going more south, you guys. >> thank you, steve. we're learning more information about the 23 people killed in tornadoes in alabama. >> the coroner has identified all of the victims. they range in age from 6 to 93 years old. one family alone lost 7 people. ray bogan brings us more from lee county, alabama. >> you just -- you couldn't say. it was just rain and debris swirling. and black. >> reporter: the ef-4 tornado leaving a path of destruction more than 23 miles long and a
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mile wide. it devastated the small unincorporated community here. lee county officials say the damage is catastrophic, with almost every home and business either destroyed or in need of major repair. >> ef-4, 170 knots. when you see the devastation, it is hard to think something could this be powerful. >> reporter: officials say they could find more victims. student who's attended a vigil at the local high school say they're still coming to terms with what happened. >> there hasn't been anything like this that has ever happened here before. and it is really terrible seeing the destruction. >> reporter: meanwhile local officials are ramping up the recovery effort, promising state and federal funds to help folks rebuild. some say the damage is too catastrophic and moving on. others are remaining committed to help the community get back on its feet. >> it is a lot of lives that
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will never be fixed. >> reporter: the recovery effort getting help from mother nature with dry sunny weather expected through friday. ray bogan, ktvu fox 2 news. uc berkeley police are investigating an assault on campus. a woman was attacked near stevens hall on sunday morning. the victim knows the man who attacked her and say neither the suspect nor the victim is affiliated with the university. anyone with information is asked to contact uc police. we're learning new information on the case of a man who was homeless who was shot and killed by oakland police. officers got a call about an armed man last march. when they approached joshua, he woke up, reached for a gun and did not put it down when ordered to by police. the chief cleared the officers of any major violations. but then a compliance director disagreed with the chief. now a federal judge has
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appointed another attorney to help the compliance director sort it out. chief kirkpatrick agrees that the department needs to change the way that they handle people who are not aware of their sudden underrings. >> my goal is to get to best practices, if there are any in this country, regarding people who are either asleep or unconscious and they are with guns and the waking up. >> the chief goes on to say if there are no guidelines how to handle toes situations, she wants oakland to be the first to develop those policies. a teenage wished to get vaccinated against his parents' wishes will testify in front of congress today. he chose to get vaccinated after he turned 18 after his research seemed to prove his antihvaxer parents were wrong. he will testify on health education, labor and pensions at a hearing examining the
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outbreak of preventible diseases. it comes on the heels of another study that evaluated 650,000 children that shows that the mmr vaccine does not cause autism. stanford's blood center said there an urgent need for blood donors right now. most blood banks have a shortage during the winter. stanford says the partner hospitals have used 900-pints of blood because of transplants, pediatric patients with bleeding disorders and heart surgeries. doctors say they need donors of all types of blood but mostly type o negative because it can be used by any patient. the fda is accusing walgreens, wal-mart and other retailers of sell tobacco products to minors. they found about 22% of the more than 6,000 walgreens stores sold tobacco to minors
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since 2010. walgreens says it requires customers to provide age verification for all tobacco purchases and any employ violating that policy would be terminated. the rule would bar federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions and ban clinics have being housed in the same location as an abortion provider. >> what the president is attacking is female autonomy. organizations that provide reproductive services don't just protect the health of women, they enable us to control our own lives and pursue our own dreams on our own tens. >> 20 other states examine the district of columbia filed a separate lawsuit over the rule. it is set to go into effect in may unless it is blocked by the courts. democratic lawmakers in california are pushing for their own green deal. green new deal, i should say.
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the proposal to declare a so- called climate emergency in the state. it is a nonbinding resolution that would make all transportation in california carbon neutral by the year 2030. supporters say it can be done by redirecting state resources over the next 12 years to greenhouse gas reduction programs. >> and mind you this is without any new taxes. this about more smartly aligning our state transportation dollars, our utility programs, bond programs, other -- other pots of funding that we think can actually bring the full might of california to bear. >> several california cities have declared their own climate emergencies with goals to reduce carbon emissions. a nevada school district is dropping a controversial snow day policy that required students to do school work from home. the school district announced it is discontinuing the digital school days tore the rest of
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the school year. students were required to do assignments online whenever classes were canceled because of the weather. there were several complaints though from parents when the policy started in the fall. the superintendent says the students won't be required to make up any days missed because of snow and a new policy is in the works for next year. as a parent of two little ones, my question is what if i don't have a tablet or a computer at home for them to do the digital homework. >> and how are they going to keep up. >> i think no school means no school. >> all right. coming up, we're getting closer to opening day and the giants still have question marks in the outfield. who is standing out there in spring training. and a major airline is a apologizing this morning. why a mother and her son were kicked off a flight.
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>> boarded up store fronts have become a common sight in san francisco. the ordinance would require owners to register their properties and pay an annual fee of $711. the new rules would consider it vacant or abandoned if it was empty for 30 days. the father of a young woman who caught in a landslide is grateful for the work of recovery cruise. 22-year-old kiera sunshine scarlet was walking with a friend and doggone the beach last month when the hillside crumbled on to the beach. the true friend and dog survived but they could not find scarlet. his father says that kiera loved the beach and believes she was washed out to sea. >> the first time they said
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half of the sand that had fallen actually washed out to sea. and so i think we kind of accepted the fact that she became a mermaid that night. >> scarlet says he and the rest of the family were able to visit the slide area and said good-bye. firefighters are looking to reunite a lost parrot with its owner. they found him sunday on lemon street. it looks like an african great parrot. it is being cared for at the fire station right now. anyone who might have information should give them a call. new this morning, king kong bundy has died. the native of new jersey whose real name is christopher palise was known for his enormous stature inside of the ring. he was called the walking condominium. the wwe legend rose to stardom in the '80s. officials have not said how he
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died. king kong bundy was 61 years old. giants fans are reacting to the news that the team's ceo is taking a personal leave while they investigate a confrontation ben him and his wife. the team announced the decision on twitter saying he has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again. he has also requested and the board has accepted his request to take personal time away from the giants. some fans told us they welcomed the scrutiny. >> the players are always in the lime lithe but the administration is too. it affects the players as well. i think it needs to be the same penalty. >> a personal situation like that, i don't think, you know, outside should get involved. >> the giants also said that they are cooperating with an investigation by major league baseball. right now there is no timeline as to when or if bear will return to the team. on the field there are
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decisions to be made who will be in the outfield before opening day against the padres. >> reporter: pretty much all we know about the giants opening day outfield is that it won't include bryce harper. gone are 2018 main stays, hunter pence and hernandez. the closest thing to a lock this season might be steven duggar who has 141 league at bats. >> you're always trying prove yourself. >> reporter: the kid will have plenty of experience to draw from. the giants brought in a pair of veterans, both of whom have a chance to are starters. >> we're not worried about who is healthy but just getting better through camp. >> reporter: austin has shown well in two major league
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seasons. >> the outfield is wide open and it's time to start showing that i deserve to be on the team opening day. >> reporter: the wild card could be mac williamson. >> i can play well and i can provide something that the team thinks is valuable to win games, at the end of the day, that's what it is. they will find a spot for you. >> competition definitely brings out the best in everybody for sure. you just want to succeed. so it will be exciting. >> reporter: in scottsdale, scott reese, ktvu fox 2 sports. children at the boys and girls club have a new refurbished basketball court to play on. steph curry was on hand for the unveiling. the warriors, chase bank and the good tithings foundation chipped in for the new floor. they have restored 80 basketball courts in the bay area over the past 20 years. the world's most expensive
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>> researchers and engineers continue to break new ground. mit recently unveiled the robot. it is capable of doing back flips. it is only 20 pounds. it can walk on either side. mit is building ten more mini cheetahs that it will loan out
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to other labs for research. >> it looks creepy. fat tuesday celebrations are underway across the world. >> today marks the last day before the start of catholic observance of lent. carnival dancers took to the streets in brazil last night. city hosts some of the biggest mardi gras celebrations in the world. the largest parades happen tonight. new orleans is celebrating this fat tuesday. a big parade planned for today to mark the end of the carnival season. more than a million people visit new orleans in the weeks leading up to today every year. another national champion visited the white house last night. president trump hosted the division 1 champs the north dakota state bisons. they got a fast food spread at the white house including chick- fil-a. it seems to be the new norm at the white house. in january, the president served up a similar spread to the clemson tigers football
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team. a colorado congresswoman plans to introduce legislation that could ban flavored e- cigarettes ados the across the country. the fda just announced in november that vaping had increased 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers in the past year. american airlines is apologizing to a woman for kicking her and her son off a plane because they thought she had a rash. >> they have a skin condition that is not containingous. she told the airline about it but they wouldn't budge and kicked them off the plane. they put the pair on another flight with upgraded seats and
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their tickets were refunded. the airline says makeup is no longer required. but if they choose to wear makeup, flight attendants have follow the suggested color pallet. they will be issued pants as part of the uniform. before they had to request pants. a spokesperson for virgin says that these will offer an increased level of comfort. around noon yesterday in hayward, ktvu faux tore torn gist george saw drivers stopping in the southbound direction of the freeway to pick up crisp $20. they were blowing in the wind. no word where they came from. chp responded. they received a number of calls. but when the officers got to the scene, all of the cash was gone. >> even more money than that. the winner of the one and a half billion dollars jackpot has finally come forward. someone from south carolina claimed the prize yesterday but chose to remain anonymous. you can do that in that state but not in california. the winner has elected to
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collect the cash option, nearly $870 million. the winner waited 132 days before coming forward. he or she only had until april 18th to come forward. the new key system will allow users to unlock and start cars with their smart phone. this could henry deuce auto thefts because auto thefts experts say a rising number of cars are stolen after the drivers leave the key fobs inside of the vehicles in the middle of the console. tesla already uses a smart phone key in some of the vehicles and other automakers like bmw and volkswagen are developing digital key system. >> stealing this next car would be like stealing the mona lisa. it is already off the market. >> take a look at this. it is simply called the black car. it was unveiled today at the geneva international motor show to mark the company's 11 0#o
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anniversary. it has 60 cylinders. we don't know who purchased the car but it sold for $19 million. >> maybe that lottery winner in south carolina. >> they could. >> we talked about a newly released list from uber that talked about the most commonly left behind items in ubers. >> check out some of these items left behind. a 8 week old chihuahua. 13 karat gold teeth. a wrestling belt. a signed babe ruth baseball and an elvis cape. >> people tend to be most forget and leave things behind on sundays and saturdays. to no one's surprise it happens late at night. now the most forgetful days last year were january 1st, new year's day, and october 29th, likely because people were celebrating halloween. now let's talk geography. the areas where people were
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most likely to lose something in the back seat. east alabama. the mississippi delta and boone, north carolina. ever lost anything in an uber. >> are you kidding? that's why i'm so paranoid now. >> you double check. >> and triple check. >> got it. it is good having you here. mike is enjoying another day off. he is supposed to be back tomorrow. thank you for joining us. more news continues on ktvu.com. we will see you back here for more news and weather coming up at noon. grace, you get the beach house, just don't leave the lights on, okay? to mateo, my favorite chair. to chris, the family recipes. to craig, this rock. to jamie, well, let's just say, enjoy the ride. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud.
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