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ktvu investigation. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news -- this is bay area news at 7:00 p.m. >> i am gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. following developing news. a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a gunman. the shooting happened in first street and west mcdonalds. a one-year-old was hit in the neck this afternoon. the father tells us the boy is in surgery but is expected to be okay. >> i feel bad for the people whose kids gets shot and pass away, i am lucky, mine is still
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alive. >> a one-year-old child in the arms of the grandparents there, they are feeding him and bullets come into the house. i am really angry about this. i am sickened. >> police say a man on a bicycle was the target of the shooter. that man on the bicycle was wounded. investigators say it may be gang related. san jose police tell us two people injured during a officer involved shooting are both felons. a police officer fired on a stolen car as the driver tried to run down the officer. the woman driver was wounded, the passengers also injured. she was a wanted felon and the passengers was wanted on a felony warrant. both now face charges. we learned san jose is seeing a surge in vehicle thefts and now on pace to break last year's record high.
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matt keller with what is behind the increase. >> reporter: leaving your vehicle parked in san jose is a risky thing to do. >> pulls over, i had to walk to the phone, came back it was gone. >> reporter: more and more people in san jose are feeling that way, statistics released by the police department revealed how bad it is getting. 934 cars were stolen in january. 893 in february. a 53% increase compared to stolen every hour. one councilman believes it is on the rise because of the realignment of the prison system. >> we are having issues with folks coming out into communityalize over in california. -- communities all over in california. >> can help with the crimes in san jose, not just vehicle
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thefts. >> reporter: the auto theft detail ended a year ago. car theft victims say putting the numbers into reverse should be a priority. >> that is horrible. people work hard you know to pay their car payments n sure, keep above -- insurance, keep above water, and to have your car stolen, there has to be something done. >> reporter: hondashondas and toyotas are popular with car thieves. but cars with be stolen anywhere at at this time. matt keller, ktvu channel 2 news. search warrants indicate police found explosives at the home of a man accused of threatening leland yee. he pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges. documents say officers found 26 guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and dozens of magazines. the california highway
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patrol says a big rig driver eating while driving caused a fatal accident for most of the day. here is the video of the rig on fire at 10:30 a.m. this morning. investigators say the driver choked and passed out. the truck hit two cars in the eastbound lanes and then hit a bmw head on. two people inside were killed. the big rig driver suffered moderate injuries. we posted more video of the crash on click on the bay area news tab. new developments tonight, the port of oakland is instituting new spending limits and restrictions on travel. cara liu is live where a meeting just wrapped up. >> reporter: there was a lot of talk about accountability this afternoon. it included this report on what
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the port is doing improve. >> reporter: port of oakland commissioners heard policy changes this afternoon, they are part of an effort to increation public trust in the wake of a spend -- increase public trust in the wake of a spending candle -- scandal. >> i am celebrating this although it is a work in progress. >> reporter: spentish limits. after three -- spending limits. after 13 years. 30% fewer employees hold cards. compared to last year. and mandatory ethics training. >> it is a milestone to respond after we learned of serious challenges we face and actions by senior leadership. >> reporter: $80 per deum, per
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person. they are pushing the change the culture of the organization. >> we didn't have a value code of conduct for the organization. we now have value principal. more than that we have required ethics training. >> reporter: one item they highlighted -- >> you can see more reporting, that starts today. the board's report is reported for the first time ever as part of our agenda. you will see more reporting on behalf of the senior staff and the activities of the port. >> reporter: the changes are set to go into effect tomorrow. travel hosting and code of conduct changes will be in place by may or june. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. a state auditor is reporting two caltrans technicians did not do work they said they did. the two technicians falsified data on level projects -- on 11
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locates and they failed to check the bridges involved. also according to the audit, the two workers were made $13,000 in over time they did not earn. they made 14 recommendations to keep this from happening again. >> caltrans is working on a fix for the broken bolts on the bay area. we talked to two engineers today who said the problem can be fixed. the problem involves the weakness in the steel. they say they could happen when there is short cuts in the process. the company said they were well aware of the problem and they will work with them to revolve the situation. san francisco police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of fine wine. someone broke into fine wines international in san francisco
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tuesday night. the thief got away with 80 bottles of wine, worth $100,000. they are trying to figure out if this was a crime of opportunity or if it was planned. trending, a viral video of a clumsy burglary. police released this surveillance video. it shows a man looking into the market. he walks out of the frame and comes back and throws a rock at the door. the window breaks, the man runs away and fell. we posted the video on so you can take another look. today we got a look at the new tent cappens in the -- cabins in the yosemite national park. officials say hantavirus was contacted from droppings from
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infected mice. the old cabins had double wall installation that the mice could squeeze threw. >> we done lots of grading to make sure they are excluded. >> 50-91 will be available monday, april 1. the rest will be ready by may 1. chevron cut the ceo's bonus due to the refinery fire last august. the company reduced his annual bonus by 10%. that is in response to accidents including the richmond fire and a spill off the coast of brazil in 2011. he made $25 million last year. shares are up 10% this year. on wall street today, stocks reached a milestone, the 1st quarter came to an end. the dow is up 52 to 14,578. the nasdaq is up 11 at 3,267. the s&p is up 6 to 1,569.
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breakingilities own record -- breaking its own record high. the markets are closed tomorrow for good friday. the dow had its best quarter in 15 years. started 13,000. they added 1500 points since then and now above 14,500. mercedes says its new electric car will go on sale next year. it will have a maximum range of 115-miles. a quick charge feature will give it 60 miles after being plugged in for two hours. they have a 5% stake in tesla. san francisco cut the ribbon on its new fire house in 40 years. station 1 is at 5th and folsom street. they donated the fire house in
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exchange for the old one. >> we would build a new fire station in exchange for having the facility there on howard street. so we made the exchange so the city wins both ways. >> the fire department said the old station was unsafe. over the next few weeks people in the bay area may be the world's first solar powered plane. they will begin a cross country flight of the solar impulse in san francisco in may. they showed off the aircraft this morning. the plane has 12,000 solar panels. they will start making test flights in the coming weeks. rallies in the bay area in a day of action against gun violence. >> it is april, the most important snow survey of the year. how bad is it?
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take a look. >> back here in 10 minutes, not bad out there right now but showers headed your way in time for the holiday weekend. the details coming up. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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100 days after the newtown, connecticut shooting gun control advocates are urging to keep up the pressure. rallies were held across the country, such as this one. the national day of action is meant to push new gun control laws. >> outside senator dianne feinstein's office. senate majority leader harry reid dropped her ban from the bill. she may try to reintroduce it. along side victims of gun
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violence, president obama drove home his push for gun control laws. public support seems to be sliding. >> the debate is back in the spotlight. president obama took to the white house urging congress to pass new gun legislation. >> we cried enough, known enough heart break, what we are proposing is not radical, it is not taking away anybody's gun rights. >> reporter: public support would be waning. still standing side by side with victims, president obama reminded the world about newtown, connecticut. >> the country was shocked. and the country pledged this time would be different. >> reporter: the push comes on the heels of a new ad campaign. >> don't let the memory of newtown fade. >> reporter: advocates declared
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it national demand action day. in newtown, connecticut dozens demonstrated. >> they represent gun owners, why haven't they contacted us to say this is -- we want to sit down and make better laws. >> reporter: new documents about the newtown, connecticut murders. who adam lanza was. a search warrant shows investigators found guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords at his mother's house. inside his bedroom a gun safe. authorities found a holiday card from his mother. inside a check for the purchase of a fire arm. in washington, tori tordunn. he was rusted this morning on weapons charges. we have video of him leaving the police station in new york.
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he is from gilroy. he presented a locked gun box but he is not license in new york. he was arraigned this afternoon and released. nelson mandela is back in the hospital for more treatment for a lung infection. it is the third trip for nelson mandela in the past four months. nelson mandela contracted tuberculous during his 12 years in prison. -- 27 years in prison. there are reports that barbara walters is planning to retire. she will make the announcement next month and will retire next year. she hosts the talk show the view, she was the first woman to anchor an evening news show and she is known for her interviews. she has dealt with health problems. people in the bay area will
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be the first to try google's new shopping service providing same day delivery. you can sign up online for a chance to be part of the program. retailers include target, toys r us and more. if all goes well they plan to expand. officials call it gloomy, how they describe our snow pack. ken pritchett was with scientists today as they conducted the most important snow survey of the year. >> reporter: there were several cameras this morning. >> april is the most comprehensive of the surveys. >> reporter: it typically happens when the snow pack is at its peak but with snow this low, measuring it takes extra effort. 32% of normal for this date.
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>> so clearly not good news. >> reporter: statewide the no pack is 52% of normal. this after much of california experienced a record dry january, february, and march. >> how little snow? this is where they did the survey today. the hole where the pole went in. there is the mark last month. you can kilsee it. -- still see it. >> reporter: it marks the beginning of the snow melt. with rising rivers, it is well underway. the upside, reservoirs remain full, below average for this time of year. still officials are urging conservation. >> a lot of the ag users have already been put on notice that they will be cut back. >> reporter: it has been a dry 2013, much of the snow pack fell in november and december.
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the fear, another dry year could spell shortages. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. the force may be pulling people to san jose for the traveling star wars exhibit. >> hello. what do we have here? >> billy d. williams welcomed visitors. the exhibit is called star wars where science meets imagination. it includes artifacts from the movie. children gather to remember someone with a bay area legacy. why the message is so near to heart of migrant workers and there is rain in the forecast for your holiday weekend. our chief meteorologist bill martin will let us know if you need to bring the easter egg hunt indoors. watch ktvu channel 2 news casts live on your computer or tablet, get the app or go to
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sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. youngsters echoed the words of cisar chavez today. students walked to the mexico heritage plaza and they learned
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about the workers rights. this is the 20th year of the event. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here. bill i thought of you early in the morning when i heard the rain. >> it came down this morning. looked like it was going to be a different day but the sun came out and temperatures warmed up. temperatures into the 60s and 70s today. these are the numbers. 70 antioch. 70 in fairfield area. 73 livermore. those were the highs today after a wet start. live radar, there are sprinkles in the area. south, you see green in here. you see green in the foothills. how it goes tonight. a chance for a stray sprinkle tonight and tomorrow. that will be north or east of the area and then we get back into it saturday and sunday. tomorrow is a warmer day. more sunshine. saturday and sunday the clouds
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increase. saturday night into sunday, showers should begin. saturday night. saturday afternoon the clouds increase. the day is dry. 6:00 p.m. on saturday, clouds, and showers beginning in the north bay. highs tomorrow, 70s. warm tomorrow. as warm as today. 7:00 a.m. friday morning, there you are, looks nice. more sunshine. afternoon, dry. sprinkles over here. and watch what happens here. saturday morning, not raining. saturday afternoon. showers start to show up, right? watch what happens saturday night. right here. saturday 10:00 p.m. over night saturday. sunday morning. easter morning and more scattered showers in the afternoon. that is how it looks right now. that could change. this model has been consistent with the timing of that in terms of saturday night into sunday morning. tomorrow morning 73 napa.
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75 fairfield. look at that. you might find upper 70s south of morgan hill. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, looks pretty nice. well, relatively speaking. saturday and sunday, showers. sunday there is rain. monday partly cloudy skies. temperature cans back into the mid-60s. we will see you tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> thank you. spring is here. for basketball fans the wait is almost over. this evening, game one of the bay bridge series between the giants and the a's. it is the final tune up for the team before the regular season starts in a couple days. game two is tomorrow night in san francisco. third game is saturday at the colosseum. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news we will see you next time the news breaks. i am gasia mikaelian. tonight we will show you how authorities captured a bank
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