tv Mornings on 2 FOX November 10, 2010 7:00am-9:00am PST
welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 10th. we begin with overnight news that involves a solano county high school teacher accuse of having sex with her male student. ktvu's jade hernandez join us live from fairfield to tell us what happened early this morning. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we just spoke to the assistant principal here at rodriquez high. this incident involves a
teacher here. the assistant principal said she can't comment this morning. she's referring all questions to the fairfield school district this morning. now, all of those questions have been referred to the district. i'm waiting to hear back this morning. first of all, this woman who was arrested last night, is an english speecher right here at rodriquez high. she's charged with statutory rape and child endangerment. authorities with the sheriff's office said she took advantage of her position with a 16-year- old student. she was released from the solano county jail overnight. the jail did not mention how much her bail was set at. of course, we're contactth the school. as i mentioned earlier they they are referring all questions to the district. back to you. >> thank you. well, an autopsy scheduled for today could give us new information about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed
man in oakland. authorities have identified the man killed on trask street as derrick jones, a 37-year-old parolee. investigators say the deadly shooting happened after jones had choked and beat a woman at a nearby laundromat. police say he did not have a gun or a knife but they say a taser did not stop him. >> he turned around and then placed had his hands, one again, down towards his waistband. the entire time the officers are yelling for the man to get his hands up. the officers believed they were in a life-threatening situation, discharged their firearm, striking the suspect. >> just had a daughter. she was only 2 years old. you know, he was the nicest, sweetest dude around. he wouldn't hurt a fly. >> last night dozens of people gathered outside the barbershop that jones owned to pay tribute to his memory. mayor dellums has set con dome
-- condolences to the family. he's said to monitor the district attorney closely on this one. the pg&e senior manager who heads up the smart meter program is on suspension. ers that's after he admits he used a fake -- that's after he admits he used a fake name to join an online forum to those discussing the matters. a series of raccoon attacks is really causing concern in alameda. there have been nine victims just since june. ktvu's christien kafton is live in alameda right now. he has the details on why there's concern. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're here in washington park in alameda where we, as well as everybody else in the area, is keeping a a close eye on the
raccoons. this latest victim was out walking her dog. we can tell you -- you that the -- >> i was screaming bloody murder, help me! >> reporter: the latest victim was bitten on the leg and attacked by a total of five raccoons. she was walking her dog her when the dog started to bark at the raccoon aggressively. the raccoon turned on them. and she said four of the our animals dropped out of the trees and joined in. she got a series of tetanus shots. >> a lot of people in the -- even animal control has said
don't feed the raccoons. almost your best bet is to feed them to get them away from you. that's what i do. >> reporter: wildlife experts speculate the raccoon population is booming and that's increasing the competition for food and leading to more aggressive behavior. animal control officers are trying to control the animals. we're right next to a dumpster and wildlife experts say they may be looking for scraps of food. we're live here in alameda, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:06. in overnight news, firefighters scramble to put out a fire in an oakland halfway house. this fire started around 4:30 this morning at an independent living center right near foothill boulevard. when the firefighters arrived,
they found an outdoor chair burning. that one there. that led to possible concern about arson. investigators found a jar full of cigarette butts, leading them to believe the fire was started by a cigarette butt. no one was hurt. in san jose, a fire that destroyed an auto body shop is being investigated. the crews rushed to the shop on san jose avenue shortly before 9:00 last night. they found the building and three cars engulfed in flames. firefighters evacuated a nearby home that the was briefly threatened but no one was hurt. the golden gate national recreation area began closing the station in september. it's part of a cost-cutting move to disband the department and save $750,000. the southern marin district
will handle emergency calls. the union says that department is not adequately stopped to keep the area safe. college students plan to stage protests in long beach today as cal state trustees need to take a final vote on tuition hikes. one proposal would increase 5% beginning in january. the other would increase by $440 next fall. a finance committee says it's possible the fall increase could be rescinded if state leaders approve additional funding in the state budget. let's go to sal. sal, please tell me there are no problems with caltrains. >> i can't do that. one of -- one of the trains is
stalled out. train number 211 is picking up people and making all local stops. there we go. westbound 80 as you head out to the macarthur maze. that traffic is moving along okay. when you get to the toll plaza, it's backed up for about a 15- minute wait. that's typical. there could be a stall. i'm looking here to see if we can find it. if you are driving in marin county -- let's go their there first. a little bit of slowing as you down the traffic is moderately. if you are driving in contra costa county, the slowest traffic is on westbound highway 4 coming through antioch. here's steve. thank you, sal. very good morning to you all. things are coming down here. the wind is picking up. a lot of locations ott reporting a westerly or northwesterly breeze. truckee reports snow right now.
you can see bands filtering through. if you are heading up 50 or 80, you either want to wait a little bit. there are some areas of snow. i think that will continue especially for nevada later today as a strong low will move into there area. we're on the drier side on the western side. this system, another great sign a system coming in. i've seen years where they come in and do nothing. this one held together and gave us some light rain. now the wind coming out of the northwest, you can see it banking up there. this looks like the last system in the pipeline until the pattern changes. a high of 63. sunny to mostly sunny for redwood city later on today. temperatures, very close to what we had had yesterday, even though we'll have a little more sun. and they are held in check,
they being the temperatures. mostly sunny, partly cloudy skies, a little breezy. 44 napa/santa rosa. there are some areas reporting fog. once the wi picks up, that will put the kibosh on most of this. some of the rain, the most i could find was mount saint st. helena. >> 33 in tahoe. down to southern california there's that vigorous low right there as it dives into northern nevada. for us we'll just get the wind and that will keep us on the cool side. morning clouds, kind of a
westerly, northwesterly breeze, then mostly sunny, partly cloudy. 50s and 60s on the temperatures. they will stay cool. there will be night and morning fog. after friday, then we get a north-northeast wind which means we'll see sunny and warner as we go into the weekend. tori and dave? >> thank you, steve. the president is now in south korea. why he faces some tension at a meeting there. a controversy has erupted first lady, michelle obama. a number of government agencies still have no explanation about this, what created this over southern california. some civilian desert experts think they have an answer. and sully sullenberger from danville is on capitol hill this morning. why he's so concerned about changes by the faa.
good morning. we had some overnight rain. still a few rain showers skirting the coast but overall, mostly sunny and breezy and cool as temperatures stay in the upper 60s to low 50s. here's dave. thank you, steve. president obama arrived in south korea earlier this morning to attend a global economic summit. as ktvu's alison burns tells us now from our washington, d.c. newsroom, he's already on the defensive. >> reporter: that's right. president obama is facing two days of contentious talks about the economy. as he arrived in seoul, south korea for the g-20 summit, he faced intense criticism about recent steps by the federal reserve to try to stimulate the u.s. economy. some g-20 leaders say it had give the u.s. an unfair advantage. one german official called it clueless. it will be a tougher crowd for
the president in seoul, compared to the warm welcome he's had for a few days. he delivered a major address there, saying indonesia gains strength with its diversity. >> here we can find the ability. >> reporter: president obama called for renewed cooperation with the muslim world and the fight against terrorism. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay, alison. thank you. during the president's trip to indonesia a handshake between michelle obama and a conservative muslim official is getting a lot of attention. you can see him holding out both hands to shake her hand. some people are making fun of that government minister on twitter because in the past, that minister has said as a
good muslim he avoids contact with women who are not related to him. the minister tweeted back saying that he tried to hold back but mrs. obama forced the handshake. critics say that video tells a different story. the volcano in indonesia is erupting again today, sending fire and ash in the air. the death toll this morning climbed to at least 191 people. international airlines are watching closely and -- dash and canceling flights. sully sullenberger appeared at a news conference to call attention to the issue of fight
fatigue. sullenberger joined other pilots to call attention to proposed new faa rules that would change the amount of time a pilot flies and the amount of time the pilot has to rest in between flights. >> one of the things that's in the proposal unbelievably to me, is recommendation to increase by 25% the daily flying time pilots will be flying. i can tell you from personal experience and from my knowledge of the science, there's no data that shows flying more hours a day will decrease fatigue. >> he became famous for safely landing a flight in the hudson river in new york last year. a mystery continues this morning over what it was that the streaked across the -- that streaked across the skies in southern california. even the experts don't agree on what it shows. >> it could be a test-firing of
an intercontinental ballistic missile. >> it's clearly an airplane con trail. it's an optical illusion that it looks like it's going up, where, in reality, it's going toward the camera. >> from the video i saw there's nothing conclusive that looks like a missile con trail or a jet con trail. >> what do you think? the military, the faa, even norad haven't been able to say with any certainty exactly what it was. 7:18. sixteen people are behind bars after a major gang sweep around the bay area. twenty-three locations were raided in seven cities yesterday. in addition to the arrests, one ton of marijuana was seized from five growhouses in vallejo and hayward. officers also confy dated guns and -- confiscated guns and $100,000 in cash. investigators say the gang members are linked to a variety
of crimes, including drive-by shootings. we talked to neighbors caught offguard by the raid. >> all of a sudden, these bombs started going off. i jumped up and i looked out the window and there's three s.w.a.t. guys in the backyard. the bombs kept going off. >> the suspects have been booked into the santa clara county jail and are scheduled to be arraigned on friday. one woman is making a very dramatic effort to get people talking. why she's spending a whole month inside a room made of glass.
an oregon woman is spending a month living in a glass room. she's only communicating via the internet. she says it's to demonstrate the lack of privacy opt internet -- on the internet. she doesn't think it's a bad thing but hopes to get people communicating face to face again. anthony thomas of morgue be hill testified yesterday that he paid $60,000 for the emerald in 2001 but never received it. thomas claims the miners who dug up the giant emerald in the brazilian jungle kept it and said the shipper lost it. 7:23.
the hilton hotel change just settled a dispute with the justice department to improve hotel access for the disabled. this new agreement would apply to about 900 hotels owned by hilton, including the waldorf, embassy suites, hampton inn, double tree and homewood the suites. the government lawyers claim the chain failed to provide enough rooms. and engineers' union is trying to stop san francisco's doyle drive rebuilding project. the union representing the engineers filed a lawsuit in alameda county superior court last week. the lawsuit claims that caltrans broke the law by allowing a private investor to get involved. now, using a private investor, we're told, will save the state about $150 million. so far, no comment from caltrans or the transportation
authority. we want to check in with your transportation authority. >> i'm sort of bored this morning. that means good news for you. there's not a lot going on. there are a lot of routine slowdowns and there have been some fender-benders. not a lot going on, which is the way we like it. i can just sip coffee. 87 northbound at kirkner in good shape. westbound bay bridge, that's about -- we actually had one of our viewers send me a tweet saying 12 minutes. i always appreciate your information on twitter. caltrain has some delays, a couple of the trains are set back. nothing major but if you are on a tight schedule, you might want to check ahead and check the train before the one you normally catch. here's steve. thank you, sal. mostly sunny and a lot of clouds, light rain early this
morning. most of that seems to be over with. san jose still has partly sunny, partly cloudy skies. snowshowers continue up towards the incline, tahoe, truckee. there will still be some scattered snowshowers. in the last 2 hours, st. helena had .3. oakland, .2. san francisco, .10. hayward .07. livermore .05. okay consider everything the system wasn't much some patchy fog has been reported.
partly, mostly sunny, 50s and os. these are still below average temperatures. night and morning fog thursday and friday. one more system has to go to the north and then the wind turns north-northeast and that means a breezy and warmer weekend. dave and tori? >> thank you, steve. in these days of belt- tightening one company is boosting pay. find out how much google will increase every worker's salary and the reason why.
7:29. right now, students from one solano county high school are heading back to class at this hour following a campus scandal. early this morning. 27-year-old felicia killings was released on bail following her arrest yesterday on statutory rape charges. she's an english teacher at fairfield's rodriquez high school. police say she had sex with a 16-year-old male student at her vallejo home. investigators say they are looking into the possibility she had had sex with other students. jade hernandez is talking to
school administrators and will have a live update at 8:00 a.m. 7:30. a food fight of sorts is heating up in san francisco. outgoing mayor newsom vows he will veto a law that bans fast- food restaurants from putting toys inside kids' meals. this won't happen without a fight. kraig doe bro is live in san francisco now with the details. >> reporter: good morning. some politicians will fight. butvy a feeling a lot of -- but i have a feeling a lot of kids will get their toys but not without a fight. the board of supervisors say these kind of meals are high in calories and help cause child obesity. but so far, the people we spoke with say the kids' meal are a shot at a toy and that's it. >> mcdonald's happy meals would
be unhappy with without -- without the toy. >> reporter: but the -- one supervisor proposed the ordinance. it would require meals to have 600 calories or less and 610 grams of sodium or less. people we talked to so far say the supervisors doesn't get the point. >> i think it's more the kids trying to get the toy because -- why else would the kid want -- why else would they come to mcdonald's but for the toy? >> reporter: the vote yesterday was 8-3. still, mayor newsom is vowing that he's going to veto this orie -- ordinance.
this could go into effect as early as december. it look like that will happen unless at least one or two -- possibly two votes change. that's not likely to happen, though. coming up at 8:30 i'm looking forward to talking to more parents. i can't wait to talk to some parents out here and see how they feel about it. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news this morning, there are several reports google is giving big raises to all of its employees after the first of the year. "the wall street journal" says all 23,000 executives and staff members will get 10% pay hikes. "the financial times" says worker will get $1,000 cash holiday bonuses. insiders say the move is an attempt to get people to stay with google, this is after top google executives recently left
to join facebook. the oakland-based company plans to cut 120 jobs as it gets out of the search business. askexecutives say all of the engineers will be based out of new jersey and china. "ask" frequently ranked fourth or lower in the search industry. general owners properties has emerged from bankruptcy. they filed for chapter 11 in april of last year. during the bankruptcy, it worked out a way to pay off all of its creditors in full, which is rare in chapter 11 cases. it will be split into two companies, one that owns the mall and the spinoff called howard hughes properties, which owns planned community. the san francisco board of supervisors has started the process to select a replacement
for mayor newsom when he becomes lieutenant-governor in january. >> i believe it's gonna be chaos no matter what. i guarantee you, there will be a lot of that discussion going on that is gonna be people jockeying for a position. the board president david chu wants to establish a process first and that could take weeks. the person selected could serve out the entire year of newsom's term. there are reports that leland yee will run for mayor next year. he has turned -- served one term in the senate. he was elected to a second term last week. he represents the westside, including large parts of the richmond and sunset districts. in the oakland mayor's race, still, no final results
yet. the alameda county registrar of voters says he will not release any updates until all ballots are counted. reportedly, only a few hundred remain. the latest numbers showed on friday, showed jean quan with the lead over don perata. you can find more coverage by going to our channel 2 weeks, ktvu.com. click on the "election 2010" tab at the top of our home page. a meeting tonight will address the pending closure of err so line high school. school officials say it's possible they will reopen in the future as a charter school. but for now, cardinal newman, which is the all boys school in santa rosa has offered to take
in female students affected. well, the new clipper cards used to pay fares on county lines have a flaw and it's costing taxpayers money. the clipper cards allow riders to exit through b.a.r.t. gates. metropolitan politician commissioners say they are aware of this loophole. >> this is actually designed into the system as a customer convenience so we wouldn't have customers who were trapped in the system. now, the mtz says adding more machines could cost millions. the bay area's newest carpool lane opens this afternoon. the new lane is on eastbound interstate 580, between pleasanton and livermore. it links up with another
section of carpool lane that opened up last year. it runs from portola avenue to greenville road. the official ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 1:00. 7:37. sal, that sounds like a good thing, right? >> yes. in transportation line, it's like getting a new video game released. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute now, traffic is busy as you are driving on southbound 101. it's backed up coming in from novato near marinwood and that slows down to central san rafael. no major problems on the richmond bridge getting into richmond county or leaving it for that that the matter. we're looking at the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza which has been busy, just after years of looking at this, it does appear, a little later on, this will lighten up for you. we'll see. but it's moving along pretty well for the morning commute. it's about a 12-minute delay.
westbound 580 traffic is busy in livermore. you can see the road sensors are picking up slow traffic. it's extending into dublin. 101, southbound, is slow from airport to pockets down in san mateo. here's steve. >> good morning. we have mostly sunny skies. a little breezy, cool. still some pockets of fog, had a couple of -- little guy rainers go down to the coast and the mountains. still some snow on the go. there is another low that's dropping in. this was the front. now we'll see the low start to come in and that could continue by tonight. at as far as the satellite goes, can you see how everything is driving out of the northwest which is a drier pattern for us. there's the low right there as it dives into northern california.
some of that wraparound may come back. mostly sunny but breezy and cool. 60s, 60s, and 60s. there won't be much of a spread. redwood city, we'll go for a high of 63. sunny, mostly sunny and breezy, as temperatures stay below average. 40s and 50s right now. the cooler air is starting to filter in. some of the rain, .5. after that, oakland had had .2. but about .10 33 in tahoe. 36 in reno. 45 redding. northeast california also in line for snowshowers and fridays, 50s -- 40, 50s. one more system here, that goes into the north of us on friday and then after that, high
pressure builds in. our wind turns north-northeast by the weekend and that means sunny and warmer. morning clouds and sunny to mostly sunny, a westerly northwesterly breeze. so 50s and 60s. it will had clear and be cold tonight into tomorrow morning. slightly warmer. not much. more of the same on friday and then we crank things up and it looks like a sunny and warmer weekend. 20 minutes before 8:00. there's ice. that's because two holiday season outdoor skating rinks are opening. right now -- this is a live picture of the rink at justin herman plaza. the other rink that's opening today is the union square rink that's also preparing to open at 10:00 this morning. others in walnut creek, brentwood and san jose will open later this month. the state capitol is also preparing for the holidays.
afterall. ac transit called off plans to make deep cuts in weekend and overnight service. ac transit scheduled a contract dispute with its drivers and mechanics. changes to its contract says ac transit will save about $13 million a year, money that will be used to maintain the off- hour buses. in mountain view, a final decision is expected today on whether to approve a controversial cell phone tower right near a preschool. the tower would go on the roof of the first presbyterian church. this is a rendition of the tower we're talking about. it would be housed on the roof's structure of the group's fellowship hall. some people expressed real concern about possible radiation. the preschool sits on the church grounds. >> i don't know how effective
it would be. i'm certainly not worried about this tower. >> well, industry represent itches say any emissions would fall within safety standards. the church would receive about $1700 a month to have that tower there. today's decision can be appealed to the city council. dog owners in pacifica might want to pay more attention to leash laws at pacifica state beach. after two years of debate between dog owners and wildlife advocates, the city council voted to enforce existing leash laws to protect a rare bird. the small, fluffy, white bird was listed as an endangered species in 1993. target says it has fixed a
computer problem that ended up costing some of its customers coupons. target said -- target says the computer glitch has been fixed. the scanners should be giving full credit for all scanners now. some members of michael jackson's family are angry about the recent debut of a new song. ♪ the song is called "breaking news." it's part of an album of new material that will be released late next month. some don't believe it's michael jackson's voice on the track. but a long-time producer and the record label says the song is authentic. 7:48. a big step in the quest to have the next america's cup race in san francisco. mayor gavin newsom and six city
supervisors created a host city agreement with the golden gate yacht club. the agreement calls for repairing and using piers south of the bay bridge and building an america's cup village on the shoreline. this now moves to the full board of supervisors to get their approval. 7:48. thousands of people who have been stuck on a stranded cruise ship since monday are heading back to land. mexican tugboats have taken the "carnival splendor" in san diego at the speed of four miles an hour. the fire lost air conditioning. there's no hot water or cell phone service. navy helicopters have been shipping supplies to the ship including spam, pop tarts. >> they have water. they have food. >> officials say the ship
should be in san diego by tomorrow night. carnival will refund their trip and give them vouchers for a free future cruise. >> that's a cruise they will never forget. >> exactly. well, several bay area medical marijuana clubs are closing their doors temporarily. the story of a horrific kidnap is unfolding in court. did the chilling testimony of what happened to elizabeth smart during her nine months of captivity.
killing levy. her disappearance became international news after she was romantically connected with then congressman gary condit. he was once the main suspect. police no longer believe he was involved. elizabeth smart will go back to the witness stand. the 23-year-old kidnapping victim said her accused kidnapper, brian mitchell, forced her to do drugs, look at pornography, and raped her almost every day. she also described how she was tied to a cable between two trees to keep her from running away from a campsite and that mitchell attempted to kidnap her cousin for another wife. police in danville are warning business owners take extra precautions following
three downtown burglar. lifestyle chiropractic was burglared. the something old/something new store was hit on october 21st and christie james jewelers on sunday. the burglars broke into all of the businesses at night stealing cash, jewelry and computers. several medical marijuana clubs in san jose are closing in the wake of recent law enforcement raids. pot club owners and patients rallied outside city hall yesterday. they are asking the san jose city council for more protection. advocates say they were law- abiding medical marijuana providers. the city has planned a set of hearings next month to deal with the issues. a new study says more holiday travel this year. according to an annual poll from merit's research, about
20% of americans -- 28% of the public plans to travel this year. that's up almost 23% from from last year. that's a big jump. thanksgiving is two weeks from tomorrow. >> two weeks. >> gotta be prepared for that. let's check in with sal castanedo see what's happening on the roads. >> all right, tori and dave. right now, traffic is getting busy in some areas. in fact, i think we've pass the peak. it's still very busy coming in from the 880 ramp. if you are driving on 880, someone asked me what's going on with 880, it's a little bit slow but there are no crashes. northbound 101 san francisco is -- on the peninsula 101 is busy. in fact, it's the busiest i've
seen it in a while. 280 is much better. after that it's much better. if you are driving through the south bay northbound traffic is backed up. here's steve. thank you, sir. a very good morning. we have rather cool conditions over us. northwest wind is dicking in. we had had rain early this morning/overnight. most of it is gone. snowshowers continue up in the high country sierra but they will stay cold. some of our rain, .150, santa rosa, .12. oakland, .3. temperatures today will be below average again. they probably won't go above until the weekend. so low 60s, not much of a change from yesterday under machines. 60 to 63. 45 napa/santa rosa. 45 livermore/concord.
everyone else, all close with low 50s. 33 in tahoe. it look like they are in between right now. >> for us, breezy, northwest wind. some morning clouds. mostly sunny. 50s and 60s on your temperatures today. night and morning fog will still be around even they it will be cold thursday morning/friday morning and then we turn it around and warmer weather for the weekend. students from one bay area high school are heading back to class following a scandal that involves an english teacher and student.
good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. good morning. >> i'm dave clark. a scandal has rocked one bay area school, a high school teacher, accused of having sex with a male student. ktvu's jade hernandez has just talked to students. jade's joining us live. she's in fairfield with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the assistant principal is referring all questions to the
district office. the woman arrested is a teacher here at rodriquez high. in the last half hour, we spoke to students arriving about what one of their teachers is accused of doing with a student. >> i really didn't know had her but the school really allowed her to dress inappropriately. she always wore low-cut stuff. it's crazy. >> reporter: 27-year-old felicia killings in an english teacher at rodriquez high ands that been charged with statutory rape and child endangerment. the officials are saying she had sex with a 16-year-old student. the sheriff's office say the incident took place off campus. she was arrested last night. of would's learned from the solano -- we've learned from the so solano -- solano county
she was freed last night. we're learning what kind of teacher she was. >> she was really laid back. she would have a lot of people visiting her a lot. but mostly it was male students. i didn't think this would happen. >> i was kind of surprised but i kind of knew it at the same time, too because, like, people said. >> reporter: i spoke with a fairfield superintendent. the superintendent is expected to get back to me when she's available. as for jail and sheriff's office we're told we may have to wait longer before anyone gets in respective offices before they can comment. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. an autopsy scheduled for today should provide new information on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in oakland. authorities have identified the
man killed on trask monday night as derrick jones, a 37- year-old parolee. investigators say the deadly shooting came after he choked and beat a woman at a nearby laundromat. police say he did not have a gun or knife. but investigators say a taser did not stop him. >> he turned around and then placed his hands down towards his waistband and the officers are -- >> officers believe they were in a life-threatening situation. >> he's a family man. just had a daughter. she was only two years -- 2 years old. he was the nicest dude around. he wouldn't hurt a fly. >> last night dozens gathered around the barbershop that he owned to honor his memory. mayor dellums sent condolences to the family.
he promises to stay involved with the district attorney and the filings in this case. the pg&e senior manager who head the up the -- heads up the smart meter program, has been suspended. he has since apologized for being miss leading. pg&e issued a statement saying they are investigateth the matter and they don't done don't -- condone what he did. firefighters scramble to douse a fire at a halfway house in oakland. the fire broke out about 4:30 this morning at an independent living center on vicksburg avenue near foothill boulevard. when firefighters arrived, they found an outdoor chair burning. investigators found a jar with cigarette butts nearby and believe the fire was started by a lit cigarette. no one was hurt and there was no damage to the living quarters at the home. in san jose, a fire that
destroyed an auto body shop is under investigation. crews rushed to the auto market shop shortly before 9:00 last night. they found the building and three cars engulfed in flames. firefighters evacuated a nearby home that was previously threaten -- briefly threatened but no one was hurt. a food fight is heats up. good afternoonen newsom vows to veto a law that bans fast-food restaurants from putting toys inside kids' meals. it won't happen without a fight. kraig debro is live in san francisco now with all of the details. >> reporter: good morning, dave. it's called a kids' meal but everybody knows happy meals is where it all start. this is a box. one of the toys -- twoties -- can't believe we didn't find any people out hear are parents. but still when you have a government agency passing an
ordinance making a law that tells a business how they could sell their product, you still get a lot of opinions. >> if we were dumb enough to elect the supervisors, i guess we do need people to tell us what to do. >> reporter: officially they are called kids' meal, most of us think of happy meals, since that's what's mcdonald's has called it. the ordinance would ban fast- food restaurants from selling kids' meals with the toy. you can still get the meal but you have to buy the toy separately. it's not -- if it's not -- it's not every kid' meal. if the meal is less than 600 calorie, you still might be able to get it with a toy. a supervisor proposed the idea when he found out how many toys his kid had. >> the supervisor who initiate, he couldn't even get his own
daughter to eat right. that's what started it, he looked at her toy box and saw all those happy meal toys. you can't get your own daughter to do it but you can pass a law that gets us. >> reporter: now, the idea from separating the toy from the meals, is it's a good marketing tool. a lot of people don't think it's good health eating practices. there was an 8-3 vote in the supervisor's chambers yesterday. mayor newsom is vowing to veto this and says politicians -- parents, not politicians should let kids decide what to eat. we want to check in with sal. are you still bored?
>> no, i'm not. we have things to do now. you can always tweet me@salcastanedo underscore.com. not a quick delay. it will be a little bit of time before you make it on the bridge. somebody asked me on 2008er, what's going on with 880. it's just slow traffic for the third day in a row. and this morning's drive is okay on 280 northbound getting up to highway 17. a little bit of slow traffic right around that curve. as i look at the chp list there's not a lot going on in the south bay. there is a new accident reported just now, camden avenue at bascom avenue. >> a lot of sunshine. we had some rain early, overnight into early this morning. that's about done. if there's any left, it's kind
ofle skirting the coast. rather strong low ditching in. the drier air is moving in. sunny to mostly sunny. some clouds banking up in the santa clara valley and also off the coast. sun and clouds today, but mostly sunny. kind of cool and breezy. temperatures below average. another interests -- one of those what? well, most of the records on this date were set in 1955. san francisco, santa rosa, mountain view and san jose. they will be -- they will be 62 in santa rosa today. friday we'll warm temperatures up to -- to up to above average temperature. some of the rain, mount selena had .3. san jose, .9.
crockette, .08. livermore, mountain view, .5. .2 at oakland. and .3 inat ben low man and -- ben lomond. this low right here is on its way to eastern nevada. but northeast california could get clipped with showers. morning clouds giving way to sunny skies. that's a cool wind even windy along the coast. 50s and out for your temperatures. as you saw, those are below average. but not by too much. fog will be with us, nights and morning. i don't think so. we'll hold that into a cold thursday morning. a little warmer on friday and then that means sunny and warmer for all, especially the coast by the weekend, dave? >> thank you, steve. college students will protest in long beach as cal
state trustees meet for a final vote on to television hikes. one proposal will increase the tuition by 5% starting january. the other proposal will increase tuition by an additional $440 next fall. the committee says it's possible the fall increase could be rescinded in state lawmakers approve additional funding. and in london, thousands of students are marching and protesting increase -- over increased university fees. we just got this video in. you are seeing it as we see it. the british government wants to triple the cost of university fees. yes, triple. some -- some protesters set fires outside. it is 8:11. president obama is finding himself on the defensive as he prepares to meet with other world leaders in south korea
>> reporter: states like california are on the line at the g-20 summit as president obama tries to promote u.s. exports. here's a look at the president's arrival in seoul, south korea. the summit starts tomorrow. he's facing two days of contentious talks about trade and currency values, including sit-down meetings with the leaders of china, south korea and germany. >> if he can figure out ways to market the united states, ways to negotiate the currency with the chinese so they can buy more of our products, that would be a huge win from this trip for the president. >> reporter: but he's not off to the best start.
he's facing criticism about the federal reserve trying to stimulate the economy. some leaders say it will give the u.s. an unfair advantage. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. during the president's trip to indonesia, a handshake between michelle obama and a conservative government muslim minister is getting a lot of criticism. you can see this man leeching out both hands -- reaching out both hands to to michelle obama. some people are making fun of him on twitter. the minister tweeted back that he tried to prevent being touched by mrs. obama but that she forced a happenedshake. the minister's critics say the video tells a different story. 8:16. the indonesian volcano is -- volcano is erupting again. now, president obama was forced to shorten his visit to
indonesia and some international airlines are canceling flights. mount mer rappy has been spewing ash for about two weeks now and the death toll reached 191. international airlines are closely watching the effects of this volcano. they are canceling flights in and out of jakarta, because the volcanic ash makes it too dangerous to fly. a short while in washington, d.c., sully sullenberger was at a news conference calling attention to the issue of pilot fatigue. he joined other pilots who expressed concerns about new rules that would increase the amount of time pilots would be allowed to fly, from eight hours to ten hours. >> one of the things that's in the proposal, unbelievably to me, is the stem rakes -- is the recommendation the pilots would be flying. i can tell you from personal
knowledge and from knowledge of the science, there are no data that shows that flying more hours per day will decrease fatigue. >> sully sullenberger became famous for landing the flight safely in the hudson river last year. the mystery continues this morning over what streaked across the sky in southern california. this video was shot by a news helicopter about 35 miles off the coast of los angeles monday evening. even the experts can't agree on what it shows. >> it could be a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. >> it's clearly an airplane contrail. it's an optical illusion that it looks like it's going up, whereas in reality, it's going towards the camera. >> the videos i've saw, there's nothing conclusive that looks to me like a missile con tray or a jet contrail. >> the military, the faa and even the north american
aerospace defense command or norad have not been able to say with any certainly what caused that trail. in florida, a confrontation at a memorial service that turned into an attack on a television news photographer. now, hundreds of people were at this service for a 15-year-old hit-and-run victim. witnesses say a fight happened when a reporter interviewed a family member without permission. they say the victim's father confronted the news crew. look at this. the group of mourners shoved the photographer to the ground. the photographer was not seriously hurt. two people were arrested for the attack. police say there may be even more arrests. 8:19. sixteen people are behind bars this morning after a major gang sweep around the bay area. 23 locations were raided in seven cities yesterday. in addition to the arrests, one ton of marijuana was seized from five grow houses in vallejo and hayward. officers also confiscated guns
and 100,000 in cash. investigators say the alleged gang members are link the to a variety of -- to a variety of crimes including drive-by shootings. we talked to some neighbors would were caught offguards by the raids. all of a sudden the bombs started going off. i jumped up and i rooked out the window and there's three swat guys in full military gear in the backyard. the bombs kept going off. the suspects have all been booked into santa clara county jail and are scheduled to be arraigned on friday. it's a giant-sized legal battle at stake. it's an emerald valued at $00 million. there is a bay area connection.
testimony couldn'ts today to determine who is the rightful owner of the world's second largest emerald valued at $400 million. now, anthony thomas of morgan hill testified yesterday he paid $60,000 for this 850-pound emerald back in 2001 but never received it. he claims the miner who dug up that emerald in the brazilian jungle kept it and told him the shipper lost it. a group of businessmen also claim they are the rightful owners. 8:24. the hilton hotel chain just settled a dispute with the justice department to improve hotel access for the disabled. the knew agreement would apply to 900 hotels owned by hilton.
an engineer's union is trying to stop san francisco's doyle drive rebuilding project. the union representing state- wired engineers, filed a lawsuit in alameda county superior court last week. the lawsuit claims that caltrans and the san francisco county transportation authority broke the law by allowing a private investor to get involved. using a private investor will save the state about $150 million. no comments yet from caltrans for the -- caltrans or the transportation authority. 8:25. sal it's the middle of the week. how is your commute going? on geary. that's gonna affect the busline. which, in case you didn't know, is the busiest bust line -- bus line. they have a report of a
pedestrian hit by a car. westbound been is backed up to the metering lights. san mateo, golden gate and richmond bridge traffic looking good. at 8:25 -- >> hold on, sal. i was updating my tracker. >> can i give you a long intro? here's meteorologist steve paulson! thank you, sal. we have some clouds popping you. it looks like marin county and solano county, santa clara, clouds are popping up. mostly sunny today. some snowshowers today continue, carson city, truckee. it's cold up there. not much. just a little bit of snow. on the -- we're picking up the wind. it's starting to turn more northwesterly. you can see why. everything dropping down. the drier air dropping in.
.10 in dublin, san francisco, santa rosa/napa, .12. boulder creek, .3. st. helena, .3. about .5 to .10 around san jose and other areas covered it. mostly sunny and breezy, cool, redwood city starting out at 50. we'll go for a high of 63 under mostly sunny skies. 40s and 50s. 48, napa/santa rosa. tau know, 33. reno, 36. there's your cool air, eureka and redding. in northeast california there could be showers dropping right into oregon. we get the breeze. morning clouds, mostly sunny today. a little breezy but cool. 50s and 60s on those temperatures. good visibility. good air quality. fog, nights an morning. cold thursday morning. not bad friday. then sunny, breezy and warmer
victims since june about raccoon attacks. >> reporter: we're here in washington park which has really been the center of a lot of these attacks. you can see part of the reason why. this is a park that's very popular with dog owners. a lot of these attacks involve dog owners. the owners try to get between the dogs and raccoons. so far, as said, there have been nine victims since june. the most recent victim was attacked sunday night and said it was like something out of a horror move -- movie. >> reporter: this woman was walkinger dog when the dog barked at the raccoon. the raccoon turned on her dog and started chasing them. she said four more of the
animals joined in on the attack. she was able to get away and is now undergoing a series of tetanus and antibiotics shots. we've been talking with people walking their dogs and they say they've all seen the raccoons out here and have their own strategies for dealing with the ever-present threat. >> i always have extra bread or a cookie in my car and i -- bass you deliver the news and i always throw out the bread and they go out and get it and i go about my business. >> reporter: wildlife experts speculate that the raccoon speculation -- population is booming and that's increasing the competition for food. animal control officers are trying to trap the raccoons. they say they are not planning on euthanizing them.
animal control officers are going to try to reduce the amount of trash around and hoping that will encourage them to find food elsewhere. san francisco's board of supervisors has begun the process of selecting a replacement for mayor new -- mayor numbersome when he becomes supervisor in january. john avalos introduced holding a vote as soon as next week for a replacement. but david chu want as process laid out first and that could take weeks. leland yee will run for for
mayor, he announced. in the oakland mayor's race, still, no final results. the alameda county registrar of voters says he will not release any updates until all of the ballots are counted. reportedly, only a few hundred remain. the latest numbers were released last friday and showed councilwoman jean quon with a slight lead over don perata and the ranked-choice voting process. you can find more election process including the latest vote count updates by clicking on the election 2010 cab at ktvu.com. several reports that google is giving big pay raises to all of the employees at the first of the year. "the wall street journal" says all 23,000 will get 150% pay hikes. now" the financial times "says
google employees will get $1,000 cash holiday bonuses. reportedly this is an attempt to get people to stay with google rather than leave for facebook. ask.com plans to cut 120 jobs. it's getting out of the search business. ask executives say all of the layoffs will be engineer based in new jersey and china. they will continue to -- continue their business to use humans to find information. 8:35. shopping mall owner general growth properties has ee mereled from bankruptcy. ggp, that owns five bay area malls, filed for chapter 11 in april of last year. during the bankruptcy, it worked out a way to pay off all of its creditors in full which is rare in chapter 11 cases. it will be split into two
companies. one that owns the mall and the spinoff called howard hughes properties whichs planned communities. the new clipper cards used to pay fares on multiple bay area mass transit lines has a flaw. it's costing taxpayers money. some people have figured out it's possible to ride anywhere for just $2. that's because the clipper cards allow riders to exit like that through b.a.r.t. gates even if they owe a balance. metropolitan transportation commissioners say they are aware of that loophole. >> this is actually designed into the system as a customer
convenience so we wouldn't have customers who were trapped -- trapped in the system. >> the mtc says adding more machines would cost tens of millions of dollars and so far they say most people are honest but the mtc pls to monitor the situation and to make any changes if the abuse becomes too widespread. the bay area's newest carpool lane opens this afternoon. the new lane is on eastbound interstate 580 between pleasanton and livermore. it links up with another section of carpool lanes that ns from portola to . greenville road. the official ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 1:00 and carpoolers should be able to use it for the commute and that's a very crowded stretch of roadway. >> i know sal will be watching that later today but he's watching what we need him to see now. how is everyone banking, sal? >> we're doing okay, dave, except for one major spot. that would be san francisco.
25th and geary right here in the outer richmond. an accident with a pedestrian that was hit. detours are in place for some of the muni lines. the 38 runs through there and they are being detoured around the block. 25th and geary is very busy. a lot of people drive through to get in the presidio. i would say stay on park presidio and avoid tag and geary. taking a look at the commute here if you are driving to san francisco, it's going to be a little bit busy at the toll plaza still on this wednesday getting into town. once you get into san francisco there's also some more slow traffic. northbound traffic is getting busy coming up to the 80 split. 101, avoid it -- avoid it. i would say 280 instead. mostly sunny. when i came in, it was --
things are winding down, even up in the see rather you -- sierra, but the breeds has kicked in. still see some showers -- some snowshowers. hit and miss in the sierra. this is another cool pattern setting up until the weekend and then we'll warm it up. you can see how everyone -- today, mostly sunny, breezy, cool. upper 50s, low 60s should cover it. had some low 40s but we're already oncing off the lows. 48 in napa, santa rosa. oakland and berkeley but temperatures stay below average. mount st. helena. the most rain i could find about .10 covered it for most. san jose, .09. vacaville had .09.
milpitas, .08. 60s for many or upper 50s. tonight, clear, cold, except for some -- wind-protected areas will have some fog. more of the same on friday and then the wind turns northeasterly. i know it's still november but in a little over an hour, it will start to feel -- start to feel a lot like christmas. two temporary outdoor -- outdoor skating rinks, welcomed their skaters at 10:00 this morning. this is new video we shot about an hour ago. the one in the embarcadero plaza are getting ready for their grand opening.
the other skating rink is in union square. both will be own through the new year. another sign of the holiday season is now at the state capital. a white fir tree from el dorado county is waiting to be decorated. it's not finished yet but this tree will have eventually 2,000 ornaments and 60,000 lights. a price dag for a tree that size at least $15,000. but this one was donated by the u.s. forest service. it is 20 minutes before 9:00. this morning, we're monitoring that stranded cruise ship as it is slowly being towed back to land.
jade hernandez is getting reaction from campus. so jade, what are students and parents saying this morning? >> well, tori, we just spoke to a parent who told me she's shocked. earlier we spoke to students about what one of their teachers is accused of doing with a male student. >> i really don't know her but the school really dressed her to -- allowed her to dress inappropriately. she always wore low-cut stuff. >> reporter: 27-year-old phylicia killings is a rodriquez high teacher. she's been charged with child endangerment and statutory rape. authorities with the sheriff's office say she had sex with a 16-year-old male student. the sheriff's office says the incident took place off campus. we learned killings was released overnight after posting bail. two former students of this teacher say they are only now
processing these allegations. >> she was really -- a really nice teacher. pretty laid back. she would have a lot of people visiting her a lot. every year but mostly, it was males, black student, usually. but i mean, i didn't think this would happen. >> i was kind of surprised. but i kind of knew it at the same time, too. people said that last year about her. >> reporter: the assistant principal told me she's referring all questions to the district's office and i called there and the superintendent is expected to get back to me when she's available. back to you. >> thank you. let's bring you up to date on some. other top stories we're follow for you right now. an autopsy scheduled for today could give new information
about the fatal shooting in oakland. authorities say 36-year-old derrick jones, a parolee, was kill order trask street. police say they fired their guns after a taser failed to stop them. in just about an hour, students plan to stage protests in long beach where cal state trust are -- trustees are meeting. if approved, the tuition there would go up 5% in january and another 10% next fall. we're watching london. these are live pictures, where -- chopper is flying over this. an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 students are protesting in the streets of london, protesting a tripling of university tuition there. some even attacked the headquarters of the conservative party which currently controls the government in britton. in iraq there were more
attacks in christian neighborhoods killing at least five people. this follows the church massacre last week where a gunman opened fire killing 68 people and injuring dozens more. a group tied to al qaeda in iraq has claimed responsibility for the attack and is threatening more violence. >> here is the latest on that stranded cruiseship we've been telling you about, a second tugboat is hooked up to the crude ship. it's -- cruise ship. it's being towed. >> fire left the ship with no air conditioning, no hot water, no cell phone, they didn't even have an internet service -- they don't even have an internet service anymore. supplies are being brought in, spam, crab meat and pop tarts are being brought in. >> they have water. they have food.
so we have no reports of any major distress of any passengers. >> the passengers are being entertained with music, trivia contest, board games, even a scavenger hunt. officials say the ship should arrive in san francisco tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow night. carnival cruises will refund passengers for this trip and give them vouchers for a free cruise in the future. a vallejo company will be in charge of taking ooh -- taking apart two ships floating beep neat the benicia bridge. the company will be paid $3 million to dismantle theships. until now, the ships were taken to the gulf or east coast for dismantling. if this goes well, they would make the short to mare island. the company promises to hire local workers for the jobs. after two years of debate between dog owners and wildlife advocates, the city council voted to enforce the existing
leash laws to protect an endangered bird. it's called the western snowy. these small birds are listed as an endangered species. that was back in 1993. the family of michael jackson questioning the authenticity of a newly-released song. ♪ >> does that sound like michael to you? >> the song is called breaking news. this is part of an album of new material that will be released actually next month. some members of michael jackson's family say they don't believe that's the voice of michael jackson on that track. however, epic records, michael jackson's label says michael jackson co-wrote and recorded that song in 2007. new this morning, george w.
bush forgives kanye west who apologized for calling the former -- former president a racist. it was during hurricane katrina -- he said at this benefit that "george bush doesn't care about black people." kanye west said he was speaking out of a moment of frustration. ten minutes before 9:00. we're following breaking news. sal will have new information on a very serious pedestrian accident. we're just hearing about it in san francisco. also we're following something else. painful details of this -- they are just coming ought now. elizabeth smart -- comes out now -- coming out now about elizabeth smart and her captivity.
right know in washington, d.c., the republicans will soon be in charge of the house of representatives, they are holding a news conference. the man who will be speaker of the house come january, that man right there, congressman, john boehner of ohio, is talking about the republican takeover including ways to reduce spending. also joining him is gop transition chairman greg walden of oregon and current speaker of the house, nancy pelosi of san francisco, has already announced she will run to be the democratic minority leader in the house. today in salt lake city,
elizabeth smart will return to the witness stand. the 23-year-old kidnapping victim said her accused kidnapper forced her to do drugs, look at pornography and raped her almost every day. she also described how she was tied to a cable to keep her from running away from the campsite. mitchell is pleading -- has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. downtown business owners in danville are being warned take extra precautions following three downtown burglaries. the burglars lit lifestyle chiropractor on front street on october 15th. the something old, something new store was health on october 21st and christie james jewelry on harts avenue was hit on sunday. the burglaries broke into all of these businesses during the night stealing cash, jewelry and computers. several medical marijuana clubs in san jose are closing in the wake of recent law
enforcement raids. pot club owners and their patients rallied outside city hall yesterday. they are asking the san jose city council for more protection. santa clara county's specialized enforcement team says the people they arrested in the raids were illegally dealing drugs. however, advocates say they were law abiding-medical marijuana providers. there's a meeting next month to deal with this issue. mayor gavin newsom and six other -- six other city supervisors have created a host city agreement with the going yacht club that lays out plans to hold the race on the bay. this proposal now moves to the
full board. ac transit caninged plans to make deep cuts in weekend and -- cancelled plans to make deep cuts in weekend and knight cut -- and night cuts. this will save ac transit money and that money will boused to maintain the buses. sal, you still have breaking news? >> yeah. we -- we have -- newschopper2, i wanted to show you, newschopper2, there they are. the chopper just got there, 25th and geary is blocked off. you can see a police car blocking off tag and geary t does -- off 25th and geary. it looks like they are investigating a very serious accident here on the corner of 25th and geary as our chopper zooms in here. you can see they are not letting cars go by. apparently the pedestrian was hit at this intersection and they are doing an
investigation. at 8:57. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. mostly sunny, still some partly cloudies around. a billion breezy, and on the cool side with 50s and 60s. mostly clear and cold. some patchy fog, same for friday. then we turn that wind northeasterly and that means sunny and warmer and maybe the coast will be warmer than inland numbers. we're due for a little break. >> and some sunshine. >> yes. >> that will do it for us. thanks for watching, everybody. >> bye now.