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sizzling scenes of summer around the bay area. plus, angry cab drivers. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, june 21. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. the first day of summer pretty much lived up to its billing. in our top story at seven, we take a closer look at how bay area residents try to keep cool. >> reporter: it was just about 90 degrees. the water fountain was a popular attraction.
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>> we like the combination between the hot weather and the shade. >> reporter: this is the second day of hotter than usual temperatures. >> the hot weather is not to blame for yesterday's power outage and it has not put any unusual stress on the power system so far but they are ready for the high demand. >> reporter: be high temperatures did cause the national weather service to issue a heat advisory until 8:00 tonight. everyone is advised to drink plenty of water. seniors are cautioned to seek air conditioning. >> lots of shade, lots of water and fresh fruits and vegetables and lots and lots of sunscreen. >> reporter: there are always
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those that appreciate california's dry heat. >> my sister lives in oklahoma and in the morning at 10:00 or 11:00 is already 102. >> reporter: today is also a spare the air day. so far those warnings have not kept people from coming to this piece -- from coming to the speech. at this day camp, a hit 94 degrees and the dunk tank was the most popular seat in the house. a cool down is in store for much of the bay area. bill martin will be here with your complete forecast. we are following major delays on bar potentially due to today's extremely hot weather. a fire official tells us that delays are on the fremont to
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richmond line. the service destruction began around 3:00. the problem is due to eight track switching malfunction -- to a track switching malfunctioned. a fire at a frat house appears to have started in the attic. there's not much left at the house. flames gutted the top floor aims destroyed the roof. >> faces decades of history for our house. i am still in shock. >> most of the students are staying in dorm housing. an electrical problem may have sparked an early morning fire in oakland. it is a story we brought you live on ktvu channel 2 morning
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news. firefighters suffered minor injuries and damages are estimated at $200,000. last night police were called to the scene of 32nd and market street. when officers arrived they found nothing but for shooting victims turned up at oakland hospitals. one of those victims died at the hospital and the three others are expected to survive. a shooting claimed the life of 28-year-old christopher ingram of fairfield. no arrests have been made. a trail of blood seems to be the most prominent clue in the death of a 19-year-old man. neighbors say they called police to report the trail of blood last night but the victim's body was not spotted until 6:30 a.m. the victim had been stabbed. >> it appears that it was an
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edged weapon. it resulted in most of the moons. >> police have identified the victim but have not released his name. taxi drivers are angry over a surcharge. christien kafton is live. >> reporter: this afternoon hundreds of cabs took to street but they were not taking any fares. san francisco city hall was surrounded by a sea of yellow, rights, and brad. they are most upset about a 5% credit card fee.
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they have to pay that fee to the cab company and that cuts into his bottom line. they give me a $2 tip and that goes to the cab company. >> they say it is therefore the cab driver. >> reporter: mta officials met today but cap issues were not on the agenda. they say they cannot do anything with what credit card companies charge the driver. >> we have increased their income. we are looking to increase it more. >> i can tell there are a lot less taxis out. >> reporter: passengers say the protest did not affect the
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ability to get downtown. >> we arrived at the airport and within minutes we had a cap. >> reporter: the mta will meet later this month to discuss whether to increase the fee and a cab ride. leon panetta will become the new secretary of defense. >> the yeas are 100 and the nays are zero. >> he is the current cia director to he will replace robert gates. as defense secretary, he will oversee the troop withdrawal from afghanistan and will implement a new policy to allow gays to serve in the military. david petraeus will succeed
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panetta in his duties. tomorrow night president obama will address the nation to outline his troop withdrawal plan in afghanistan. an official says 5000 troops will come home this summer and another 5000 by the end of this year. 30,000 were part of the surge in 2093 he will reveal his plan to thousand nine. can see it live at 5:00 p.m. to view the live stream online, head over to our website at the national park service celebrated the first day of summer by offering free admission. they offer about 20 free entrance days during the course of the year. all other fees remain in place and normal park fees resume tomorrow. as the oakland city council needs, some are questioning a
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pay raise for council members. a meeting to discuss ways to trim the city's $50 million budget shortfall. the city is considering wage and benefit cuts. in the meantime they have approved an increase in just over $2000 a year for council member. >> i am not going to take it and i do not think any other members of the city council will take that pay increase. find out how today's unusual step may impact a budget deal coming up in three minutes. some caltrans work is on hold tonight due to a standdown in response to a death -- the death of three caltrans workers. most were back on the job
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today. a plan to keep bart trains running until the early morning hours on saturday has hit a snag. a new impact study says the proposal would disproportionately affect low- income and minority writers. despite that, the board president says he is still committed to making the late- night service on fridays and reality. residents in one east bay neighborhood are really be eight pats call from nearby homes were poisoned and neighbors say they know who did it. a look at major labeling changes of cigarettes and when we will start seeing it. definitely a hot day today. the fog is returning to the
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tom vacar looks at the numbers and their reaction. >> reporter: the controller john chung says that legally it was not. >> we checked to see whether they crossed their "t's" and dotted their "i's." >> reporter: date fails to pass bills that provided for appropriate revenue. >> there was hundreds of millions of dollars that were not recognized. >> reporter: each member will lose $420 a day and taxpayers will save about $50,000 a day. >> i think it is a fair thing to do. >> i like the idea of not paying until we have a valid budget. i think that is good. >> i think it is the consequences of your actions. i think there is a lot of
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gamesmanship. >> i think that everybody who works for a living should get paid in an honest way so they can take care of their family. on the other hand, not having a budget is not a good thing. >> reporter: the state comptroller is also subject to the pool, and you can bet that will be tested. i am consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. protesters gathered to rally against the closure of a quarter of the states parks today. those that support keeping the parks open ask lawmakers to divert money to fund regular parks but they say such rules would be illegal. you can stay on top of this conflict by clicking on the stage politics tab on our homepage. it is now after midnight in
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greece. greece is currently staring down a credit default but renewed confidence helped propel stocks higher today. the dow had a fourth straight day of gains. housing numbers show existing home sales were down last month. sales dropped 3.8% and in california pending home sales were up slightly, by 1.6%. that marks the first year-to- year increase since november 2009. the food and drug administration released nine new warning labels that are expected to appear on cigarette packs in the u.s. by next year. they show graphic images showing dead and dying people. under the new fda rules the
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warnings must take up the top half of the cigarette pack and includes scenes like smoking can kill you. congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband are writing a book about their life together. they have reached a deal with scheinman -- simon and schuster with a deal. mark kelly announced his retirement today from nasa. it was all over the yard. you could see little stacks of it. >> reporter: mak points to where he found meat that he
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believes was tossed with poison. his chihuahuas died yesterday after experiencing seizures and vomiting. yesterday three dogs and one cat died thursday morning as well as one dog from his home. >> i will talk to the police. >> reporter: he denies any involvement with the deaths but investigators seized what appears to be food in small cans. >> why would he have pet food in his yard cracks. >> reporter: in other pet owner came forward saying that his cat recently died. it is believed that there are a
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total of six dogs and two cats that have died under the sea mysterious circumstances. investigators are waiting for lab results on evidence seized. the cal bears baseball teams lives on. the bears defeated, texas, a&m 7-3. the wind means the bears will pay thursday -- the win means the bears will play again thursday. some possible baseball stars of the future got some coaching from a major league coach pete he gave expert advice to more than 100
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children at a summer camp. the camp is taking place at campbell field and is organized by the rack and parks department. coming up, residents say where this penguin was found. details on the bay area's coming cool down. chief meteorologist bill martin will tell us where to find tomorrow scores temperatures. you can watch bay area news at 7:00 and all of our ktvu newscasts on your computer or mobile device. we are streaming live online at
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in the oakland area. the fog is back. live stormtracker 2 shows the fog coming up the coast. that is the south tower of the golden gate bridge. you know what that means, basically fire danger goes down, air quality gets better and the heat advisory goes away. it is just that kind of day. the fog will return this whole week. the fog tomorrow morning ride along the coast. more up towards petaluma. this is the computer model. 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, fog at the coast and in pacifica. the fog will be a player right
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through this week. the high pressure goes away and this week, low pressure comes in. this is a mechanism that is allowing the fog to enhance itself. this is a classic summer pattern, by the way. it is complex and simple all at the same time. it is still hot tomorrow despite the beginning of this cooling trend. we do not have a spare the air day tomorrow. mid-90s in the livermore valley. a cooler day.
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i'd like -- i like this weather. you can head to the coast and find low 60s. classic summer weather on the first day of summer. fire danger will be the story for the next few days, even though it is cooling off. firefighters in central california are expected to get full containment on a large wildfire that broke out in an oilfield that started in kern county over the weekend and spread to rugged terrain. flames burned about 5200 acres. at this point there are no reports for injuries. a penguin took a wrong turn and ended up hundreds of miles from home. the wayward penguin turned up on a beach in new zealand. it is the first time in 44 years a penguin has found its
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way to the shores of new zealand. they typically spend their entire lives in antarctica. the 10 month old penguin will need to find his way back south to survive. that is our report for tonight. he said. our coverage continues online at and with our 10:00 news on ktvu channel 2. "tmz" is up next right here on tv 36. ♪ [ alarm buzzing ] another victim of frequent flyer red tape. [ tires screech ] seat restrictions got him stuck in a vicious circle. it's just not right! i keep earning miles, but it seems like i can never use them. the all-new rapid rewards doesn't have
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