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>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us. it is monday, july 26th. i am pam cook. >> good morning. i am dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic, here is steve. >> thank you very much, pam and dave. a lot of low clouds and fog and a rather windy pattern means cooler temperatures. inland 80s but forever one else, 50s, 60s and 70s. upper 70s to near 90s. now here is sal. >> right now traffic on northbound 101 may be effected by a car that wept huh a fence, northbound 101 at fair oaks avenue, watch for it there, it could be causing slow traffic in both directions in sunnyvale. also this morning's commute is okay in san francisco along northbound 101 moving up to the 80 split. it is 5:00, back to the desk. >> thank you. it was a violent night in antioch. at this hour police are trying to determine if three overnight shootings are related. the first shooting was deadly. it happened at -- [ inaudible ]
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>> -- way. about a half-hour later a store clerk was shot at a 7-eleven store in hillcrest avenue and the latest shooting was just after 1:00 a.m. and was again on ban onway. kraig debro is out there talking to police pat the crime scenes, he will have more coming up and all the details in just a couple of minutes. >> one man is now in custody fondling an overnight shooting in san rafael. that happened around midnight near second street and west end avenue. the shooting prompted a massive police response. officers from several marin county law in forcement agencies took part in the manhunt. police eventually found the suspect hiding in some bushes. he is accused of shooting and injuring one per, the condition of the victim is unknown. >> san francisco police are now considering a very controversial law enforcement program, ktvu's christien kafton joining us live with the details of what it is they are
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thinking about. christian, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, a big change for san francisco residents who are calling police for non- emergency and nonviolent crime. they might soon see civilian crime-fighters coming out instead of uniformed police officers coming out in vehicles like this one. it is part of a new program. the police chief is backing the program saying it will allow officers to focus on dangerous crimes and crimes in progress as well as giving victims better response time. this is using civilian investigators to respond to nonviolent and property crimes like burglaries and car breakins, the chief has been contemplating using civilian investigators for five years modeling after a program that is already underway in the united kingdom, but the idea is getting opposition from san francisco police union leaders. union leaders are worried that civilian investigators might miss crucial evidence and they are also worried that the plan
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could seriously hrnd the special prosecution of suspects if there was questions about how evidence was collected. the program will train 15 civilian investigators to interview witnesses and victims and to collect crime scene finger print and dna evidence and take crime scene photos, that program is set to get underway here in san francisco in january of next year. we are live in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 5:02. as we mentioned earlier it has been a violent night in antioch, police are trying to figure out if three overnight shootings may be connected. the first one happened and it was deadly. it was about 12:18 this morning, it happened on ban onway. then about a half-hour later a store clerk was shot at a 7- eleven store on hillcrest avenue. the very latest shooting was just after 1:00 a.m. and again, this was on ban onway. ktvu's kraig debro is out there right now, so kraig, what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, dave. it is ban onway and sick ka
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more -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- happened just before midnight. you can see behind me police are very busy with the crime scene -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- ban on, you see police there still evidence tech on the ground. third person showed up at a hospital with -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- here is what police say happened at around 12:00 this morning. they say shortly after midnight they received a call shots fired here on ban onnear sick ka more drive. when they arrived one person was lying in the street. witnesses say two fled on foot and the others in a car. >> it looks like essentially the victim was walking down the street by himself. a vehicle stopped near him. a couple of people approached him on foot. there were multiple gunshots fired. this does not appear be random. >> reporter: about an hour
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later a witness told forels men entered a 7-eleven. they shot the clerk but right now it doesn't appear that they robbed the place. >> we located a 64-year-old clerk who worked at the store who had at least two gunshot wounds that we are aware of. at this point they don't appear to be life-threatening. he, too, was transported to a trauma center. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: now about an hour after this a person showed up at the local hospital here and that person said i had been shot. he claimed he had been shot at this location. police are a little suspicious of that because according to witnesses the victim here at ban onand sick ka more was by himself, so they are not sure if the person who claimed he was shot was perhaps shot by a stray bullet or perhaps maybe he was in the suspect car. they interviewed the person but then that person had to be transported to another hospital, a trauma center for his treatment. that person described as a 22-
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year-old antioch resident. the homicide victim is described as a 20-year-old antioch respect. police tell me that they know that he has friends on this blox and he may have been going to visit friends at this time. it is somebody they have had contact with before. live from antioch, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a girl attacked by a pit bull is home from the hospital this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. this happened saturday when she was bitten by the pit bull when she tried to pet it. officials have not confirmed if this was the dog that tacked the little girl but they are sure what they will -- [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- euthanized. >> -- death of a two-year-old boy in concord. he was killed when a relative's
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pit bulldog astacked him in the garage of a home. >> right now it is 5:06. want to go back over to sal for a complete look at the commute so far this morning. morning, sal. >> morning, pam and dave. right now traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area. for the most part we are off to a nice start. we are looking at the east shore freeway and traffic continues to move well heading out to the macarthur maze. also their morning's commute looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is light coming into san francisco. in the south bay you have plenty of ways to get there, even though there is an accident on 101 not causing a big delay. north 101 at fair oaks, 280 is a good way to get into the valley and southeast highway 85 so far. at 5:07 welcome back steve. >> all right, sal, thank you very much and a big cooling trend on tap making a strong surge inland. thunderstorms open the lee side of the sierra, most should push off to the northeast so, for those of you that need to get her going right now, low
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clouds, cool, fog, 50s, 60s and 70s. 54 santa rosa napa, 58 san jose and for inland areas cooler out to the sacramento valley where they will get a pretty good sea breeze there, temperatures coming dune across the board, system to the north of us is going to carve out a nice little system here if you like cooler weather and that will start today. actually it starred yesterday and will continue today and take us all the way probably boo midweek, so a cooling trend is with us, the onshore kind is there, already gusts over 35 out towards travis, out of the southwest, so morning clouds, even if you have the clouds a little breezy and cool and we will carry that right into wednesday, so low overcast, sunny, breezy, cooler inland, highs 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and temperatures 50s 60s near the coast, 60s, 70s around the bay and then just a couple of low 80s as you push inland and temperatures will stay cool then warmer as we head towards the end of the week, pam and dave. >> well, in san jose the investigation continues into a devastating apartment fire that killed an eight-year-old girl on hamilton avenue shortly
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before 2:00 yesterday morning. fire investigators say five children and two adults were inside a one bedroom unit where the fire started everyone made it out safely except for the little girl. she was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. >> -- sad seeing that, you know. i-- you know, my condolences to the family. >> the little girl was from durham, north carolina, and was visiting family. nine other neighbors suffered minor injuries. six families lost their homes. >> time now 5:09. well, starting today napa residents will get notices telling them to throw away any grapes grown on their property this year. napa county officials are trying to protect paul the grapes from the european grapevine moth. it invaded the county last year. agriculture experts say if you destroy small patches of grapes like the ones grown by amateur winemaker, that will eliminate a major food source for knee
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european grapevine moth. commercial grape growers are not effected by the order to throw away grapes. more than 60 products made by a south san francisco company are being recalled by the food and drug administration. they are sold under the label rack ells and include prepackaged salads, wraps and sandwiches. the listeria bacteria was found in a small sampling at a processing plant. symptoms of the infection can include, fever, nausea and pain, but it can be especially dangerous to children and the elderly. if you purchased the products you should take them back to the store or simply throw them away. >> 5:10 is the time right now. and the investigation continues into a horrifying plane crash. up next we are going to show you the amazing video and the pilot's escape. the whole thing was caught on tape. >> also alarming news about the safety and potential problems
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for california buses and their drivers. >> reporter: i am scott mcfarlane live in washington, tens of thousands of classified u.s. military records are leaked on line. what secrets are revealed. what the white house has to say about it. >> good morning, westbound 92, san mateo bridge traffic heading well out to the pence. we will tell you more about the morning commute coming up. [trumpet playing "reveille" throughou
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welcome back. 5:13. the white house is now reacting to the on-line release of sensitive government documents on the war in afghanistan. the 90,000 u.s. military records give a blow-by-blow account of six years of the war. scott mcfarlane has details t morning from our washington, d.c. news room. good morning, scott. >> reporter: and good morning to you. in a statement the white house says it condemns the release of these document, saying it, puts lives of americans at risk. the website involved is called the wicki leaks. you see it on your screen right there. it is well-known among power plays here in washington. the leak was long expected although it was not authorized by the u.s. military. some of the most alarming findings about pakistan, that its spy service might be adding afghan insurgents and targeting americans and detail the deaths of civilians, afghans killed
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near the war zone by accident. >> those describe abuses by both sides in this war and it is how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> reporter: now the editors of this website holding a press conference right now in europe. they are again defending their decision but also saying if you go to the website to look up these documents yourself, they say don't believe everything you read. saying some of these documents though authored by the military are in some cases not believable. live in washington, scott mcfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. >> time now 5:15. we are also following developments from afghanistan this morning where a massive search continues for two missing u.s. servicemen. soldiers are manning checkpoints in an area outside of kabul where two navy sailors disappeared late friday after leaving their base. a twdz 20,000 reward is being offered by the united states. now the taliban says one of the americans was killed.
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the other was captured. reportedly the tale bean has offered to exchange the dead sailor's body for jailed taliban fighters. >> now to the gulf of mexico where efforts to plug the broken oil well are back on track after work was stopped late last week because of the threat from tropical storm bonnie. today workers plan to reconnect a drill rig to the relief tunnel used to pump in mud and cement to sale the well. drilling could resume in the next few days, finishing the relief well is the best chance to permanently stop the oil leak. the irs is filing a tax lean against the california lieutenant-governor. it is the 9th time he has been slapped with a tax lean since 1992. the times says the latest dispute involving with holding taxes and that he owes on this family's 6000 acre ranch near
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santa barbera, a spokes says it is just a question of whether the vehicles at the ranch are for business or personal use. he is running in november to keep his job as lieutenant- governor and he is running against san francisco mayor gavin newsom. >> canada's air safety investigation association is investigating a plane crash. he was practicing low altitude tricks in hi fighter jet when something obviously went terribly wrong. he did eject moments before that plane did crash to the ground and there was that huge fireball. the pilot escaped the crash with just minor written juries and no one on the ground was hurt. >> oh, my goodness, quick thinking. >> yeah. >> 5:17 is the time. let's go back over to sal. >> things are doing pretty well, now. northbound and southbound sun
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80 veil that accident has been cleared. 880 oakland, right now we have a look at 880. the traffic is moving well right past the colorado sew um up to the maze. at the toll plaza westbound the traffic moves well into san francisco. if you are driving on northbound 101 in san francisco anytime soon that traffic is going to be moving well approaching the 80 split. at 5:17 here is steve. >>, sal, thank you. good morning. thunderstorms erupting there. the big news is the big fog bank out there. there is a rip-roaring sea breeze towards the delta, so low clouds, cooler and breeze with, 50s, 60s and 70s. santa rosa napa 54. one of the coolest along with livermore and concord so everyone is really close. they will cool off into the 80s today. lots of fog up and down the cost. see those thunderstorms right
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there in northeast california along the spine of the sierra, again a big system is coming in to the north of us. that is going to dig a system -- [ inaudible ] >> -- really usher in a very significant cooling trend. it started yesterday. really starts as well again today, even full force so, that means low overcast, sunny and breezy to windy at times. much cooler inland. it can't really cool down much on the coast, they are already in the 50s and 60s and just a few 80s now again up towards lake county you -- you march to the beat of a different drummer so it is different up there but for everyone around here 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and nothing extreme as we head toward thursday and friday. >> european stocks are down as a result of the stress tests on the banks. overnight in asia markets posted moderate gains following the news. it suggests europe's banking system is strong enough to
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withstand the massive debt crisis although many analysts say the tests were not stressful enough. all right, let's check in on wall street. it does look like a pretty quiet opening so far. the dow jones gained 100 points open friday and starts the day at 10,424. we do have quite a few earnings coming in today and throughout the week so that could decide the direction and we will get more on that as we get closer to the opening bell. later today bp's board of directors will meet but they say no final decision hash made about management decisions. there have been many reports that tony hayward will leave the company. >> time now 5:20. the california highway patrol is cracking down on commercial buses and vans. surprise inspections were performed on vehicles in the great american parking lot over the weekend. and the chp says all of the 10 buses and vans inspected
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failed. most had maintenance problems or their drivers did not have the correct licenses and permits to allow them to drive commercial vehicles. >> for the most part, most companies do an outstanding job in maintaining their vehicles as well as ensuring that their drivers are properly licensed but the ones who attempt to take shortcuts or cut corners they compromise the safety of their papping jeers and the motoring public. >> there are 900 commercial van and bus companies operating here in the bay area. the highway patrol conducts nearly 2000 inspections here every year. >> well, we have an amazing story and amazing pictures to go with it. up next a huge sinkhole that swallowed a car and a traffic light. tell you about the heroic rescue that followed. >> and exactly what happened at a big music festival in germany? 19 people are dead. investigators want to know why this morning. we have the latest. >> good morning. southbound 101 traffic in marin
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about 15 fires are burring in remote areas of some
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counties. the largest has burped about 50 acres in an area near trailer lake. now the fire started after storms and lightning came through the area saturday need. no homes or buildings are threatened at this time by the fires and there are no reports of any injuries. in san francisco a group of gay clergy members has been welcomed into the nation's largest lutheran group after being barred foe more than ten years, in a ceremony yesterday six pastors were add to the clergy roster and a seventh was reinstated. last year they voted to lift a policy that required gay clergy members to be sell a bat. this dramatic vet oto show you out of mill walk with where a massive sinkhole opened up during a rain storm. it swallowed an suv and its driver then a stoplight fell in and landed on top of the roof. a man passing by pulled the driver to safety. >> incredible.
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5:25. in germany an investigation is underway into exactly what happened at a music festival over the weekend where 19 people were killed. take a look at this amateur video of the techno music event called the love parade. this is on saturday. look at all the people. it is estimated more than a million people showed up for this festival. and there was one tunnel that was one way in and only one way out. now reportedly the police asked people inside the festival to turn around and leave because it was overcrowded. but others were still piling in through that one tunnel and all of the confusion sparked a panic and then stampede. look at this. in addition to 19 people killed more than 100 people were hurt. and the organizer says that is it. there will be no more love parades. >> it has been a night of violence in one bay area city. police are investigating three
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separate shootings in one hour and there is one big ski. >> if you live in san francisco and report that nonviolent crime you may be surprised by who shows up to investigate. that story straight ahead. >> and this week bay area police will take a second look at the mayhem that followed the verdict in the bart police shooting trial. >> good morning. if you are driving in the north bay so far so good heading down to the middle of marin county. we will tell you more about the morning commute coming up. it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next
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good morning to you, welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news, monday, jewel 26th. i am dave clark. >> good morning, i am pam cook, it is coming up on 5:30 and -- [overlapping speakers] add. >> -- full moon. -- [ -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- hold on to the steering wheel. 70s for many or very low 80s unless you are far inland or up in lake county -- [ inaudible ] >> -- here is sal. >> good morning. right now traffic on 80 westbound looks pretty good as you head out to the macarthur maze with no major problems here. also the morning commute looks good pat the bay bridge toll plaza. now let's go back to the desk. >> thanks, sal. well it has been a violent night on the streets of antioch. police are trying to determine if three overnight shootings
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are related. they all took place within one hour, two were on ban onway, one was deadly. the third shooting took place at a 7-eleven store on hillcrest avenue. police say a store clerk was injured during a robbery attempt. kraig debro is talking to police out there right now and he will have an update at 6:00. >> a very unusual budget cutting plan is in the works in san francisco and this one could impact how the police respond to nonviolent crimes. christien kafton is joining us live now. what is happening? >> reporter: well, good morning. if you live in san francisco and report a nonviolent or non- emergency crime you may be surprised to see who shows up to investigate. it might be a civilian investigator instead of a uniformed police officer coming out in a patrol car like these. now the idea is part of a pilot program set to get underway here in san francisco next year. according to the san francisco chronicle police chief george gascon is backing the program
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saying it will allow officers to focus on dangerous crimes and crimes in progress as well ace giving crime victims better response times. the city's new budget includes funding to use civilian investigators to respond to none-violent and property crimes like burglaries and car break-ins. chief gascon has been contemplating using civilian investigators for five years now modeling it after a program already underway in the united kingdom but the idea is getting opposition in san francisco from the police officer's union. union leaders are worried that civilian ledders might miss crucial evidence and worried the plan could hinder the successful prosecution of suspects if there are questions about how evidence was collected. now as it is outlined right now the $955,000 program will train 15 civilian investigators to interview witnesses and victims, to collect fingerprint and dna evidence and also they will be learning how to take crime scene photographs, that is the program is set to get underway here in san francisco
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in january of next year. christien kafton ktvu channel 2 news. >> police leaders from across the bay area will meet this week. now they will discuss their response in oakland following the verdict in the bart police shooting case. the night of jewel 8th unpreced among 1000 officers from 15 bay area police agencies but it also brought unprecedented logistical problems -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- carjacked but the driver with a passenger inside took off, leading officers on a chase. the car crashed on arkansas street where police say one of the suspects started firing at officer. i that fired back but no ones was hit.
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officers arrested one of the suspects qlielt the other is still on the loose. >> 5:33. witnesses are being asked to come forward following a shooting. kerry dawson was shot to diet but 1:15 saturday morning. he was sitting inside his ford fusion car. he was able to drive three blocks before he crashed. he later died at the hospital. if you have any information about this shooting contact san francisco police. a bay area teenager apparently drowned over the weekend while swimming in a popular lake in fresno county. 16-year-old robert maldonado of newark died yesterday during an outing with some friends at schaffer lake in the sierra 50 miles from fresno. he disappeared 30 minutes after getting into the waterch bystanders were able to pull him out but not able to revive him. officials are waiting for the results of an autopsy to confirm exactly how he died.
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>> today a judge will put the legal wheels in motion for the retrial of daily -- a daily city man accused of stabbing his wife to death. in 2008 a jury found quincy norton, senior, guilty of first degree murder, put the judge later ruled that norton's attorney failed to provide proper legal representation. this morning that same judge will review motions for a second trial. nor phone has repeatedly denied killing his wife. police are urging people in concord to be on alert after three pipe bombs were found at a park. new hall park re-opened on saturday with extra officers on patrol. on friday after police say that a man walking in the area discovered a pipe bomb, two other devices were discovered on wednesday and all three were safely detonated. no arrests have been made and no suspects identified. >> the food and drug administration is warning consumers this morning about food made by a south san francisco company. now that company has issued a
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major recall. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us live now with the details of what triggered that warning. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. this is a multi state voluntary recall and this company is headquartered and based right here in south san francisco, that is where we are live this morning. the california department of health says if you purchased a product with this label, these products are under the rackel brand name and are manufactured by quong hop and company, today's recall included prepackaged wraps and sandwiches. they have a date of september 23rd and prior. the sandwiches and other food items have a sell by date of august third and prior. the products may be contaminated by a dangerous bacteria, listeria, which causes symptoms such as fever, headaches and stomach pains. it is distributed in several different states including arizona, organize gone and washington and, of course right here in california.
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it is sold in supermarkets and natural food stores. now, if you found that you have purchased any of the products the health department says you should return the item to the store or throw it away and thor rollly wash your hands afterwards. if you would like a complete list of these products it is an extensive list, log onto our website at and click on to our web link. coming up we will explain why this recall is especially targeting pregnant women and seniors. reporting live in south san francisco this morning jade hernandez ktvu channel 2 news. >> this week a c chance sit riders can expect more delays because of a contract dispute. about 200 drivers called in sick every day last week. workers are upset about a newly imposed contract that shifted hours and boosted health insurance premiums. an arbitrator is set to neat with both sides on friday. >> 5:twhre. like steve said we got a fuel moon outside.
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i want to know if sal is seeing any problems in our commute and what do you want viewers to be doing sal? >> i want them, if they are effected by delays, because last week we had such a terrible time with that -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- and e-mail me -- >> -- sure -- >> -- let me know. we will pass it on to the viewer, hopefully we will have a much better -- >> -- yeah -- >> -- yeah -- >> -- westbound 92 that traffic is looking okay out to the high rise. no major problems driving out to 101 and the peninsula. also this morning's commute is looking pretty good on westbound 24 getting up to the tunnel and over to the oakland side. and this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic is light. i am afraid it is not going to stay this way for too much longer but right now it looks pretty good getting into the city. back from his vacation, mr.
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steve paulson. >> so i have multiple ways to get in touch with you, sal. >> steve, you can just walk into the next room. >> that is true. thank you, sal. [ inaudible ] [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- flow, if you will, that will push most of those off towards the lee side, so i would not expect anything to pop up but we have a lot of low clouds and fog and it is going to be a much cooler day. in fact, the extended outlook looks very cool. what do you mean by extended? 5, 7, maybe even 10 days. we will see, that is what the pattern is showing. san francisco is be low averages should be 68 on the high side, we are going 59 today. very cool on the coast. even santa cruz only mid-60s at best, too much low clouds and fog. 50s, 60s and 70s inland, again, because my forecast area goes from here to iowa there will be some areas that are a little warmer especially lake county but even those areas should cool down a little bit as this system begins to move in. 50s, 54 to 58 san jose overcast, 58, livermore-concord
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54. everyone is close. 94 las vegas. 50s and 60s up and down the coast and gusts to 40 miles an hour at fairfield out of the west-southwest. there is your sea breeze and the big thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon probably again northeast california along the spine of the sierra. for us a system digging into the pacific northwest. this system will be wednesday and beyond. slight warmings towards the end of the week but for the next couple of days too much fog. low overcast, sunny, breezy, cooler inland, highs 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and a slight warming maybe not even that much as we head toward the end of the week, dave and pam. >> 5:40 is the time right now. trouble at a california comic book convention, find out why police were called in to respond to an incident involving a pen. >> also we are going to tell you about something that is
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effecting both cats and cat lovers. >> san francisco north bound 101 traffic doing very well coming up to the downtown area. we will tell you more about the traffic and weather straight ahead.
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low clouds and fog, cooler today for many inland. 50s, 60s, 70s and a few low 80s. >> steve, thank you, welcome back, good morning to you, here is a quick look at some of the stop tories we are following for you right now at 5:43. it has been a violent night in antioch, police are trying to find out if three shootings were related, all took place one one hour and one was deadly.
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moments ago at a news conference the founder of the wicki leaks website said 3 leaked u.s. military documents that it posted on line appear to show evidence of war crimes in afghanistan. wicki leaks posted more than 90,000 u.s. military records of 6 years of war in afghanistan. and the cause of a deadly apartment complex fire in san jose is being investigated now. an eight-year-old girl died, niners were hurt. this happened yesterday morning at the sury square apartments on hamilton avenue. six families also lost their homes. >> the fbi is charging 43 people, including top leaders of a tijuana based drug cartel with federal conspiracy and racketeering in southern california. the arrests come after a 20 month sting operation targeting violent crimes along the u.s.- mexico border, the crack down focus on a drug cartel that recently moved some of its operations to san diego, where
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27 people were arrested. other charged include current and former mexican law enforcement officials. >> police were called to a comic book ken vince in san diego because of a pena tack. police say two friends got into a fight shortly after a panel discussion. one of them used a pen to stab his friend near the eye. that ended in the result -- resulted in the arrest of the man with that pen. he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. now that fight occurred because one friend was reportedly sitting too close to the other. closing arguments are set to begin today in the trial of rob blagojevich. it was 20 months ago he was led out of his home in handcuffs. they have pled not guilty to scheming to seeming an appointment to president obama's former senate seat. >> the dark side of the force is with a bank robber in new york.
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police say a man dressed in a darth vader cape and mask walked into the bank. check out the picture,, he pulled out a gun instead of a light sabre of course. he was able to get away. police say he was apparently a yankee's baseball fan and he stored the money in a backpack. he arrived after an eight thousand mile trip from san francisco. the 6 crew member -- member crew sailed into sidney harbor hours ago to a crowd that y ruptured in cheers, it is made from schierl recycled products including over 6000 plastic bottles the intent is to bring attention to trash in the ocean. >> how is the commute? >> so far so good. the traffic is doing very well around the bay area and this is a look at highway four. we don't have a lot going on and we like it nice and quiet on a monday before things get
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too bad. now mash creek road just before deer valley road in contra costa county there is an accident there and the paramedics have been called to that scene but it is not on a major highway but a lot of people use marsh creek road just before deer valley road watch for a crash there. westbound 24 that traffic looks good up to the tunnel and beyond that to the oakland side. this morning's commute is okay on westbound bay bridge approach. a small delay, no metering lights yet, then you go off into san francisco with no delays on that bridge. 5:47. here is steve. >> all right, sal, thank you. good morning, well, extensive low clouds and fog making a big push inland already. sunny once that burps back for some. it may take a look time for others coast and bay. cooler around breezy. stays cool tomorrow. in fact maybe even a little cooler as we head into tuesday and wednesday. it looks like a cool to mild week, in fact the rest of the month looks to be on the cooler side so if you like the low clouds and fog -- [ inaudible ]
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>> -- near 90s but for many around the bay it will be a much cooler pattern for a while here. pretty good thunderstorms popping up over the sierra near the oregon border that will get pushed off towards the east. a tough day in the city to stay anything out of the upper 50s, if you get low 60s you are lucky, the average high is 68, we are going 59 officially today, 50s 60s and 70s for many today. 66 at mt. tam three degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. the cooler air is beginning to move in not only at the surface but also -- [ inaudible ] >> -- mid-50s sonoma, vallejo, contract, pleasanton, san carlos and gilroy, everybody is in there. 53 ukia, should be cooler there as well today. sacramento upper 80s now with a southwest wednesday to travis at 38 miles an hour i should say the dealtth that breeze is in full force -- [ inaudible ] >> -- north is carving out what
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we call low pressure and as that does this time of year that means a big time cooling trend so morning clouds, breezy to windy at times, once that fog burns off it can get even very windy to bluesdery, so low overcast -- [ inaudible ] >> -- many antioch -- [ inaudible ] >> -- cooler there as well. 60s, 70s for many today as temperatures come down they stay down through wednesday and then just i think shoe slight warming inland not on the coast as we head toward the end of the week, pam and dave. >> thank you, steve. well, proctor and gamble is recalling two brands of its cat food. the dry food is sold in 5.5 pound bags and only through vet offices. anyone who has touched the food though should watch their hands thor rollly, salmonella can be fatal to the elderly, young children and anyone with a compromised immune system, so
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far no illnesses related to the cat food have been reported -- [ inaudible ] >> -- nearly 20 years ago is getting a big makeover. the next generation explorer will be built on a car platform, making it lower to the ground and giving it a smootherrer and more fuel efficient ride. the price of gas is up but only slightly in the last two weeks, the latest survey show the national average is 2.74, an increase of less than two cents in the last week, in san francisco a gallon averages 3.24, which is the same price from a week ago. and in oakland and san jose the price is 3.18, that is about a penny less but you can find the very least expensive gasoline prices around the bay area, just go to our website,, click on the business tab and choose consumer from the drop down menu. >> time now 5:50. if you have ever dreamed about being in a movie now could be
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your big chance. the website called be in a will let you know which movies are filming here in the bay area and how you may possibly become an extra. now one of those movies actually starts filming today at the oakland coliseum. it is scalded money ball. it is the story of how toe 2002 oakland as won 103 games despite having one of the smallest budgets in the major leagues, the movie stars bad pit. he plays pam's old school buddy, billy beane. to get more information on mow to sign up as a possible extra just go to our channel 2 website, ktvu and click on the web links section. >> and billy beane went to my high school -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- see -- >> -- brad -- >> -bean -- >> -cool -- >> -- yeah -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- college physics books. we will tell you about the college student who hit the road in the san francisco marathon -- [ inaudible ] ♪ [ music ] ♪ [ inaudible ]
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[ inaudible ] >> -- schools, next monday the california board of education will decide whether to adopt a set of national common course standards proposed by the obama
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administration. supporters say the new standards will be better -- will better prepare students for college and careers. it would also help the state compete for federal stimulus money. but critics say california's standards should be left alone. a stanford student was the first person to cross the finish line at this year's san francisco marathon. 25-year-old keith beck tell finished in 2:23:28. some 24,000 people registered for yesterday's marathon. overcast skies created ideal running conditions. the course started along the embarcadero, went along fisherman's wharf the marina and across the golden gate bridge and back. >> two communities are debating if they are going to expand wal- mart stores, tonight the antioch city council is expected to debate adding more than 33 thousand square feet, which will include a bakery, a full-service deli and a produce
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section. then on thursday the -- [ inaudible ] >> -- expanding the wal-mart there. wal-mart wants to turn that store into a supercenter by adding a 32,000 square foot grocery store. well, it is a little more than a week until the national night out organizers say they are finding little enthusiasm for this year's event, in oakland, which as you know has been plagued by recent violence and the layoffs of police officers are 100 block parties short of their goal of 150. national night out is designed to encourage communities to come together to make their community safer. this year it is held august the third between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. registered parties are allowed to block off their neighborhood streets to make room for big crowds, the deadline to register is august the 2nd. >> well, it was not your ordinary carjacking, imagine a family's surprise when they saw
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their caroling away with a bear inside. the owner says he left it unlocked with a day old peanut butter sandwich inside and as the bear for aged around for more food the car started to move. >> and the door closed behind him and knocked it into neutral so he was trapped -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- sucks -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaudible ] >> -- trashed. the deputies eventually coaxed the bear out. >> ah, such a story. >> yeah. >> time now 5. -- [ inaudible ] >> -- including the south bay. >> that's right, we are going to start there dave -- start there dave and pam. northbound 280. i think you can bear this commute. 280-- i am -- apologize for that. that was horrible. 280 looks good. northbound 17 traffic is okay. there are no major problems there. at southbound 680 that traffic is also looking good heading down past the mission boulevard exit and this morning pat the toll plaza westbound traffic is
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moving along pretty well as 3 guys in the control room said fail. all right. 5:47. let's go back to dave and pam. >> thank you, sal. all right. we are coming up on our 6:00 hour. it was a violent night in antioch, police tell us three overnight shootings may be related. right now air reporter is talking to neighbors at the scene. new information up next. >> also a controversial bay area plan where certain police crimes may soon be handled by civilians. details in a live report. >> lots of low clouds, fog, cooler pattern for many today. we will have those cooler forecasted highs coming up. send comments to captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about state farm,
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