tv Mornings on 2 FOX February 2, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PST
major overnight news from egypt. the political upheaval has taken a dangerous new turn. >> reporter: what pg&e told the public utilities commission about gas leaks in the area just north of where the san bruno explosion happened. a community rallies together for a patterson family. the latest live details. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> and good morning everyone. i'm mike mibach. dave clark has the day off. it's wednesday, february 2nd. >> we're following a dangerous upleavingle in egypt. several thousands supporters of prod hosni mubarak are clashing with anti-government protesters. we've been monitoring the live
feeds out of cairo, like this one, where you can see the mob gathering. this has been happening for the past two hours. you can see some of the tanks on the streets as well. the two sides are facing off, pelting each other with stones. at one point, pro-mubarak supporters charged the other side riding camels and horses on the other side of the street. and a cnn crew reported being roughed up by the force, but they are okay. we'll have a live report out of washington, d.c. coming up in ten minutes with the obama administration's response. another big story we're following this morning is that massive storm in the east and midwest. blizzard is affecting air travel all across the nation this morning, including airports right here in the bay area. let's give you a live picture from our view out at sfo. they are at the ticket counter, the american airlines ticket counter. this morning, we found travelers going to chicago will be affected the most. all flights in and out of their
have been cancelled. the airport officials say new york, boston and philadelphia may also see some problems throughout the day. >> it's a very dynamic situation. things could change. i wouldn't expect much travel through chicago up to the midwest today. >> we also talked with some travelersers who were returning to the airport -- travelers who were returning to the airport this morning. the severe weather in the east is making ground transportation impossible. several drivers were stranded and had to use snowmobiles to get them out. the area is also seeing winds up to 50 miles an hour. the gusts were strong enough to tear pieces off the roof of wigly field. up to -- wrigley field. up to 1 inches additional snow is expect in chicago. we will have more on the situation in a live report including how the national guard is now helping.
that's coming up in just about 15 minutes. you can check up-to-the-minute flight information at ktvu.com. look for the travel tab on that front page. 7:02. new information is raising concerns about the pipelines from pg&e. kraig debro has more about results of recent inspections. >> reporter: some concerns here are the people here which we've had a chance to talk to. according to "the san francisco examiner" pg&e submitted a report and they found 23 gas leaks. now, i've just spoken to a gas pipeline safety expert on the phone. he says the leaks are serious but he can only think of one other example where a gas leak actually caused the kind of
rupture we saw back on the 9th of september. now, the report submitted to the cpuc, the california public utilities commission, says the utility has fixed the leak. so pg&e told the regulatory agency that it founded a fixed 38 others. according to richard, a seattle- based gas line safety expert, a gas leak probably did not cause the san bruno explosion. >> it's extremely ware in the 40 years i've been investigating -- investigating these. >> a gas leak is a gas leak. all it takes is a spark for anything to happen. anything should can happen. it shouldn't be leaking. it's as simple as that. >> reporter: as pg&e scrambles to investigate and look over all its massive network of pipelines, they still have to find and go over about a million pipeline records. the federal government has asked the ewe till -- utility
to do that. but the paper reports that congresswoman jackie speier said she was told by high- ranking officials that they were not able too find 30% of the records of the pipeline. pg&e reputed that -- reputed that account kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. the body found in the canal is, indeed, juliani cardenas. his bodtydy was pulled from the canal yesterday, morning -- yesterday morning. ktvu's jade hernandez live this morning with reaction to the tragedy in patterson. >> reporter: we, you can imagine how surprised the hundreds of party son residents gathered here at city --
patterson residents gathered here at the city hall. everyone gathered for a vigil. it had turned into a prayer memorial. ♪ i'm gonna let it shine ♪ >> the hundreds of patterson residents wanted to show their support to the family who had just hours before received the news. the body of the clothes matching what juliani cardenas was wearing had been found. tabitha car, his mother, never gave up hope. but she said her ex, jose esteban rodriquez, would not hurt her son but authorities now say he drove the little boy and himself in the canal 45 minutes after abducting him.
juliani's mother could not contain her anger for her ex- boyfriend. "i love you all very much and my son does, too. he's my little angel now and i'm crying as i'm brighting it." the community community feels her pain. we spoke stott alliance club. >> we contacted the board of directors, which i'm part of that group, and decided to help out the family. others are involved in donating funds to this endeavor. >> reporter: we're live in patterson where you can see ribbons for the boy are still tied on trees here at city hall and, of course, the community, even mr. hess, said is still rallying around -- around this
family. back to you. the stanislaus information they have leads them to believe that kidded suspect, jose esteban rodriquez, is dead. they say -- the kidnapping suspect, jose esteban rodriquez is dead. they say he's in the canal but since they haven't recovered his body they will continue to treat this as a homicide investigation. and as a formality they issued an arrest warrant for him. the chp is trying to figure out what led up to a fatal accident in oakland last night. it happened on the mccarther boulevard offramp. the driver of the volvo was driving at top speeds when he raced off the freeway and then on the roadway. he veered off the roadway and then smashed into a tree and died. the man's name is 57-year-old ray harrington of oakland. we want to check in with
sal. >> no fog. and really all in all especially watching some of those families about the midwest we're doing just fine. no hazards when it comes to driving to work. let's go to 237. we do have some slow traffic getting into the valley. not only on 237 but also on 101 and on 17 and on 85. so it's beginning to get more crowded. we don't have any more major problems going on. moving along and taking a look at 880 northbound. you will see that traffic is doing well. it's a little windy. the cameras are on top of the buildings shaking up a little bitle nothing major -- bit. nothing major yet. we had a high wind advisory for the benicia martinez bridge. that's been cancelled. and let's take a look at the bay bridge. that's about a ten-minute delay at the toll plaza.
7:09. let's go to steve. good news, we've lost the fog. we don't have to worry about that. the air mass is very dry but the wind has picked up, especially in the east bay hills. oakland, berkeley, right above the zoo, 35, 50 miles an hour. 45 grizzly peak. for some it's not a bad morning. it's clear, a little cool for some, mild for others. today, sunny and mild but windy at times. tonight, the wind will tail off and then the lows will republicanning. we'll have very chilly readings. then it will be sunny, a little breezy, not as windy as today. the weekend, dry, warm with what looks like 70s. high pressure is parking itself right here. it's not going anywhere. there are projections of no rain through february 15th but we do have some wind and that's going to be the big story today. no fog, clear skies, gusts 25, 50 plus miles per hour. at the surface it's not as bad.
some of the gusts so far mount diablo, 60. grizzly peak 45. crystal springs, 37 miles per hour, along 2le -- 280 there. lahonda, 24 miles an hour and richmond and tiburon, 17. i know that's not much but it's out of the east-southeast. even oakland has an east wind. some of these gusts about 10, 15, 0 -- 10, 15, 20. 52 san francisco. oakland is at 51. santarosa, 42 we will have high pressure and sunshine with warm weather. windy up in the hills. forecasted highs 60 to 70s. le i'm got na send it -- i'm gonna send it back to you because i'm losing my voice. >> it happens to all of us. as the midwest and northeast brave that massive snowstorm, the world's most famous groundhog had good news.
>> phil phil! >> ladies and gentlemen, punxsutawney phil! [ cheers ] >> a cute little guy. about three hours ago, he emerged from the ground. he said it will be an early spring. thousands turned out for this morning ago annual groundhog day event -- this morning's annual groundhog day event. we continue to follow our top stories, the clashes in egypt and the nasty storm from maine to texas. and we mentioned all of the delays. but be prepared to pay more for travel. we'll explain the specific reason for the increase. and if you can't afford those extra fees, the search engine bing is comparing the google investigation with a spy novel.
want to bring you up to speed on some developing news. these are live pictures at the streets of cairo. we have been monitoring the situation throughout the morning where supporters of president mubarak had been clashing with anti-government supporters all morning long. we will have a live report for you regarding this developing story from washington, d.c. at 7:30 this morning. it is 7:15. that intense storm in the midwest is already causing major problems and the winter conditions are not letting up any time soon. in fact, you can see that in the camera with our reporter here, sandra endo, live in chicago, that city's been one of the most dramatically affected by the snow. how hard is it coming down there right now? >> reporter: well, right now, we're seeing a lot of snow actually being dumped on chicago. this is really the epicenter of
the blizzard. so far there's been more than 17 inches already dumped on the city, and clearly, it's not et willing up. the blizzard warning is in effect until later this afternoon. you can see what is usually busy michigan avenue, pretty slow. a lot of traffic is off the streets, obviously. but before we were able to see the black asphalt of the street and now you can see the snow coming down. it's getting covered, once again. clean-up crew have been out here trying to manage all of this snow. but it's certainly taken an effect on the street. lakeshore drive was closed down last night because of a -- because a lot of stranded motorists were stuck in their cars. they had to be rescued. so far the latest update from the fire department was all 100 stranded motorists on lakeshore drive in snow drifts as well have been rescued. so that's certainly good news. area airports are managing the snow. thousands of flights have been
delayed, either delayed or cancelled, making it very tough for travelers to get in and out of this area as well as getting to their final destination. so certainly, the effects of this blizzard is being felt in a wide range of states. that storm is moving east. we're still getting the effects here in chicago. it certainly won't ease up any time soon. >> sandra, i understand that schools are closed which is not surprising but what did surprise me, this is the first time chicago schools have closed in 12 years. why so long? >> reporter: that's right. actually, probably a lot of school kids are out there playing in the snow having a wonderful time, loving all of this, because chicago schools have not closed in 12 years. chicago prides itself remaining open and dealing with the cold temperatures and the snow. clearly, this is a lot for the city to handle. >> sandra endo live for us in
chicago this morning. thank you. the tsa is responding to its critics by testing a more mo modest airport -- modest airport body scanning system. the system uses different software that does not display details about a body image. travelers not carrying nobilities will get a green scan that says okay. it is being testified in washington, d.c., atlanta and las vegas. if you have plans to spend spring break in the sun, you may be paying more for your airline ticket. jetblue became the first airline to add a fuel surcharge because of the increasing cost of crude oil. it's charging $35 to one-way pictures to puerto rico and $45 for other caribbean destinations. it's likely other airlines will follow suit and that could
spread to other routes. san jose's mayor is heading to tokyo today to try to convince japan's second largest airline to resume service to the silicon valley. surveys show the top two international destinations are tokyo and london for execs. mayor reed has lined up talks with all officials. city leaders in oakland are trying to figure out how to save $52 million in redevelopment money to fund several big projects. >> i think that we have projects that are not fully funded and i think they should be put on the table. >> that includes reclaiming development funds from cities that have not yet put the money to use. >> in oakland there is a lot on the line. that includes the city's effort to use redevelopment money to
save the oakland as. the vice president of bing is responding to an internet sting by google. google is accusing bing of copying its search results after a word planted byic nears showed up in bing results. industry insiders say it's no surprise. they say microsoft started talking about using microsoft's search results -- google's search results. in less than an hour, newscorp chairman, rupert murdoch, will launch "the daily." it's exclusively for the ipad. it's expecting to sell sub descriptions for 99 cents a week. toxic tap water.
new steps announced to help clean up drinking water. and charles manson is caught with something no prison inmate should have and it's not the first time. good morning. westbound 24 traffic looks pretty good here. a little bit of slow traffic through the tunnel. more of your bay area compute and the forecast coming up.
a new report released ranks california near the bottom of the list in terms of delivering healthcare to children. the study by the commonwealth fund ranked california 44th out of the 50 states. the study found california especially inadequate in delivering affordable care for children from low and middle- income families. the score card was based on 20 measures, including access to care, prevention and treatment. president obama's healthcare reform could go before the senate. the repeal was approved in the
republican-controlled house but it's not expected to get enough support in the senate. the healthcare law is estimated to extend coverage to 30 million uninsured americans. :-- 7:23. a new chemical is an ingredient in rocket fuel that's linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and children. it was detected in thousands of water supplies. it's believed the chemical got in the water after rocket and missile testing by the military. for the second time, charles manson has been caught with a smuggled cell phone. this latest discovery was reportedly made on january 6th at manson's highly protected scale. in december, he was issued a rules violation after a cell phone was found under his prison mattress. corrections officials are investigating how he got that
phone. interesting. all right. 7:4. we want to check in -- 7:24. we want to check in with sal. any problems? >> we don't have any major problems. a little windy out there. the high winds are not that strong. the wind advisory for the benicia bridge has been lifted. southern california has had a problem with trucks blowing over. but not here. you can see traffic is moving along pretty well coming up to the willow pass grade. i would say moving well for this time of the morning. it's slow but it could be a lot worse. it's slow in antioch. westbound bay bridge about a ten-minute wait at the toll plaza. those metering lights are on. once you get on bridge, it looks okay. marin, showing slowing down to san rafael. that's where it clears you of
-- clears up. 7:25 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have clear skies. we don't have it worry about any fog for a few days. it will be cold. there's still gusts, about 40, 45 miles an hour. 45 to grizzly peak. by the time it gets to oakland, that's an easterly breezed a that means warm -- we do have blustery conditions. sanfrancisco is already 52 degrees. you can see there's plenty out there. it's just not heading in our direction. sunny, breezy, windy in the hills. up around 1500, 2,000 feet. 25 to 65 miles an hour at mount diablo. highs, low 60s for some. we'll go 0 in oakland and also santa rosa -- 60 in oakland and also santa rosa. tomorrow will be sunny, not as windy and then we lose the breeze and the temperatures in
the 70s thursday, friday, saturday. the new force taking to the streets in egypt and clashing with anti-government protesters. a big announcement on california's big bike race in just 90 minutes. >> reporter: we're live on mare island. take a look behind me. there are a dozen people here hoping to get jobs. we'll tell you what happens heaped on may -- mare island and why it's a if the for the.
we're continuing our coverage in egypt. thousands of supporters of president mubarak are clashing with anti-government protesters on the site in egypt. some are on camels. alison burns has reports of the clashes. >> reporter: it's been chaos for the last three hours. let's get to some of the very latest video of these clashes on the streets of cairo. as one reporter on the ground put it, all hell is breaking loose. violence has erupted as hosni mubarak is told to leave the country immediately. there are stones being thrown
at each other. people have been seriously injured. mubarak said he will stay in power until elections this fall. president obama called him, suggesting it's time to step aside and sed -- >> what's clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now. >> meanwhile, "the wall street journal" is reporting that the revolution in egypt blindsided u.s. and egyptian officials. just last week, secretary of state, hillary clinton, called the egyptian government stable. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:31. the university of california is rain -- is announcing the successful evacuation of 19 students about to begin a study abroad program in cairo. they were supposed to begin
their classes. they were evacuated last night. an archaeologist was also evacuated. the search is on for the man in stanislaus county that shot at a policeman. officers pulled over a truck looking for robbery suspects. police say one of the people inside the truck pulled out a gun and started shooting. no one was hit. but one bullet struck a patrol car. a san francisco merchant will be arraigned in connection court today. he's charged with two counts of hurd in sunday's shooting. police-- murder in sunday's shooting. police say the argument stemmed from competitiveness. 7:32. tonight, terra linda high school will host a grief counseling session following the death of a popular teacher.
debra schmitt was found on friday, not far from her ross home. she had been missing for ten days after leaving a cryptic note on her chalkboard. the cause of her death is still unknown. it will be two to four weeks before toxicology results are available. a public memorial will be held next sought for her. there will be a zero- tolerance for illegal drugs during in year's am am-- this year's amjen tour -- amgen's tour. last year's race was dominated by the headlines that floyd landis had admitted using performance-enhancing drugs. just two weeks ago landis anounsed his retirement from
professional biking. in a few hours, a ship will be towed out and why this is a big step for the city and the entire west coast. claudine wong has more. >> reporter: the sun is coming up. this is the dry dock. it's gonna be pulled in here. it will take a few hours. it probably won't be in here until later this morning. towing should begin in about a half hour. let's go to newschopper2 which is above the suisun bay where the ship is still dock. when you look a the mothball fleet, this is something that we're all seeing. the ship is one of those ships in that group of ships. it's headed ear about 8:00 this -- headed here about 8:00 this morning of the tugboats there are gonna pull it out -- pull it out of there and bring it our way. up until day, the 16 ships that had been recycled first went to san francisco for cleanup and then made a 5,000-mile trip across the pan gnaw canal.
today-- panama canal. today mare island becomes the first on the west coast and this is the first ship to come here. >> we're trying to get everybody know. >> reporter: now, before the sun came up, we met this group of men here at mare island they are hoping for a job. this project is gonna create about 100 jobs. and those positions have yet to be filled. there's only a skeleton crew out. so a lot of people are hoping to get hired, like this man. >> everybody calling me to see if the job started. >> reporter: they also want jobs? >> oh, yeah. >> that's why i parked my park in the front so they can see it. >> reporter: he missed the crews working just by a few minutes. but they will be back. we caught up with them as they were loading up the dock and heading out. the dock general foreman working this operation worked
at the shipyard when it was a naval -- nave -- a naval base. if you are taking a live look out here by this dock, this group of people are gathering in the last half hour,ual all of these people hoping for a job. they've submitted applications online and have talked to the company. not sure if they will get a job this morning. but they wanted a meet and greet and show this company that they are ready to work. we're gonna talk to a few of them to see if we can get a better idea of the picture here. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. 7:36. decisions have been reached in though parking-related issues in -- in three parking-related irons. there's a two-however maximum time limit for parking at
broken meters. next they approved a $55 penalty for muni workers who park at transit lots without paying the monthly fee. those penalties are expected to generate $1 million a year. and research for a pilot program to give nanny permits. shsh-- to give nanny permits. sometimes our highways can turn into parking lots. sal, how are things going? >> we don't have too many serious accidents but we have a few accidents to look at. 280 getting into the valley, you can see how slow it's become in the last few minutes. as i check with chp, is still looks okay that we don't have in -- that we don't have any -- a we don't have too many crashes. moving along to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up up
to a 15-minute delay before you make it on the bridge. this is new, southbound 680 from concord to walnut creek. it was okay about 15, 20 minutes ago. now it's stop and go driving towards san ramon. also this morning, 80 is slow from pinole to richmond. in marin county, the slowdown begins near roland boulevard heading south. it's busiest to marinwood. 7:37. let's go to steve. all right, sal. get ready. if you are listening to us but not watching, there's the day. there's always a what? but? gusts are over 40 miles an hour. everything is riding over the pressure. no fog. that's been chewed up. it will be very chilly tomorrow
morning. sunny, breezy, a decrease in the wind. there's no rain forecast right now to about the -- until about the 15th of february unless there's a bugaboo in the forecast models. and i don't think there is. wednesday today, gusts 25 to 55 miles per hour. 61, grizzly peak, 45 miles per hour. fairfield has had gusts to 36. richmond tiburon and also some areas in the city, about 20 miles per hour. not too bad. east wind 12 right now at sfo. but tore you start to pick up the -- but santa rosa you start to pick up the wind. but the lows -- there are some 30s, especially up to lake county and mendocino county, but around here it's a lot of 40s and 50s. oakland is 51. sanfrancisco is 52. we're off it a mild start.
it has no chance our plant of -- or plans of visiting us. sunny and breezy, cool, mild, and windy conditions up in the higher sellvations -- higher elevations. there will be blustery conditions. 60s to near 70. santarosa is at 70. same for downtown oakland. that's an east wind. castro valley, a little cooler out towards pittsburg, antioch, oakley and discovery bay. mid-60s for the south bay also up in the santa cruz mountains. some upper 50s. mid-60s, peninsula. it's sunny -- the wind will be decreasing. and then warmer weather. 70s effort weekend -- 70s over the weekend. >> wow. thank you. the cyclone is intensifying
in australia. tens to uses have fled their homes after being issued warnings of devastation, saying the cyclone is likely to be more damaging than others. winds are up gusting up to 90 miles an hour. those who cannot escape are encouraged to go to a shelter. overshadowing the super bowl. we'll go live to dallas to see why big game is not the only thing on everyone's mind.
the parent company of border books and walden could file for bankruptcy. they are working out the restructuring. a luxurious hotel in the berkeley hills has also filed for bankruptcy. the claremont hotel and spa has suffered. room rates can exceed $400 a night putting it out of reach for most tourists. the current owners plan to keep the spa and hotel open during the reorganization. this week is sa milestone for the internet. there will be no new address to -- to assign as address. what you may think of ktvu.com actually as a knew per mer cal address and under the current system there are only $4 billion. over the last 0 years they've
all been used. >> this week the chunk of ip addresses was allocated to one of the registries that assigns them to service providers. >> this is not the end of the internet. there are new numbers under a system called ip version 6. new addresses will be created but internet service providers are -- will have to make certain the transition goes smoothly. google, facebook and yahoo! will test version 6 before making the full-time conversion. the bole is just days away but -- the super bowl is just days away. but that's not the only thing that has people talking. we're live in dallas to find out how the weather is making an impact. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. around 14 balmy degrees out here this to -- this morning. i talked to a lot of players
from wisconsin saying when they got off the plane, they felt like they never left home. and the airport was shut down because of this quick-moving snow and ice storm that blew through. the kick-off of super bowl week is cold. they are dealing with snow, ice and single-digit temperatures with wind chills well below zero. for many steelers' and packers' fans it's like rolling out the red carpet. >> let's see. i was up in wise wis for the last month -- wisconsin for the last month. it was minus 23 three of the days i was up there. >> reporter: the dallas/fort worth area has been preparing for super bowl xlv for years. officials say they won't be sacked by mother nature. they have called in extra salt trucks and snowplows from across north texas and other states. as for the players -- >> we actually feel like we
left green bay to come to green bay. >> reporter: as pittsburgh and green bay fans touch down at the airport, they may first thing they never left home with all of the ice and snow. as the fans roll in, security is gonna be ramped up. >> there will be air marshals and undercover security that people won't see. >> as for some of the high rollers an the stars coming in to party, a lot of the red carpet events have been covered with a huge tent and heaters. the tent collapsed under the weight and snow of the ice for another event. so the weather is making an impact at this year's super bowl. >> like you said, not expected. so the super bowl is still a few days away. is it gonna be warming up by sunday? >> reporter: absolutely. we are expecting temperatures to rebound in the upper 50s
saturday and sunday. it will be nice. and we think about this huge $1.3 billion cowboys stadium. they will have it covered over there. they won't have the roof open, so it had be nice inside. father rafah set's red swimsuit is becoming an historic item today. that one-piece swimsuit was first made famous in a 1976 poster that sold about 12 million copies. it had be donated to the smithsonian museum by ryan o'neill. her scripts from charlie's angels and doll will also be donated. "american idol" is making its way to los angeles from austin this week. we have a sneak peek of some of
the auditions. >> despite a few misses, many contestants shined, including those online the it's the first time the show allowed myspace auditions. >> i wouldn't say it was easier. it was more convenient. it was still nerve-racking. it wasn't as nerve-racking as if -- as if you were doing it in person waiting if line. >> some of the people who auditioned for myspace were invited to sing in front of the judges and a few of them made it through to hollywood -- hollywood. scientists have a thousand new reasons there could be life on other planets. and the major mistake involving warn important exam that has high school seniors worried about their academic future.
delicate rescue off a cliffside. the two got stranded near nevada avenue yesterday. firefighters say the dog chased the sheep up the cliff. at one point the dog's owner tried to climb down and coax the dog back up. but the effort failed. it took firefighters about three and a half hours to bring both animals to safety. police in petaluma are seeking clues in a rash of copper thieves. in the most recent case, thieves took two signs marking entrance to a new development project on windsor drive. the signs have an estimated value of $2 a -- of $2200. petaluma police say it's just part of a copper theft crime wave. some oakland high school students are concerned about their future this morning, following a mistake that's beyond their control. the act college entrance exams of more than 100 seniors were lost other damaged after they were sent to iowa to be scored. we talked to one student would took the test. he says he spent days preparing for the exam, all in vain.
office. >> i put a lot of effort into it. act says tests do get lost on rare occasions. the problem is the deadline for most college applications and test scores have already pass. but the company says colleges are usually understanding and flexible. later today, supreme court justice sonya sotomayor will be in the bay area. she will be on a panel hearing the final round of arguments by law school students participating in the competition. 9th sir court court of appeals william fletcher will be on thele as well. today, nasa is releasing information from its telescope that shows there are more than 1,000 possible new planets outside our solar system. that's more than twice as many as we knew about before. so far the planet count shows
most of these planets are bigger than earth but smaller than jupiter which is the largest in our system. they are looking for planets in the goldilocks range where water can exist in liquid form. on this groundhog day, sal, how are we looking on the roads? >> we're looking okay, guys, tori and mike. traffic is moving along pretty well on major freeways. this is improving. i show you -- i always wanted to show you the freeways -- freeways that have the most slow traffic. this freeway is improving we had stop-and-go traffic. now you can see it's moving but we don't have a lot of stalled vehicles or crashes to report. we've had just a few here and there. let's move along and take a look at the westbound bay bridge. that's about a 15-minute delay. all in all, not too bad the wind is not an issue on bridges. in fact, we had a high wind warning for the benicia bridge but that's been lifted. this morning if you are driving on 880, we had some slow
traffic yesterday. we had such a horrible day on 880. i think people might be a little gun shy about driving through here. but if you have to, it's not all that bad. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. skies are clear. the wind is not a factor for all but it is for some. we're still getting gusts. there are blustery conditions. it will be sunshine. severe clear. with temperatures starting off in the 30s, 40s and 50s and everything is going up and over big strong ridge of high pressure. the wind will be a factor today and probably a little bit tomorrow. it will be decreasing tomorrow. no fog, though, that's been chewed up. the air mass is very dry over us. that's going to equal some very cold lows. but today it will equal sunshine. we start off with 30s, 40s and 50s. 51 oakland, 50 hayward. 52 san francisco. and temperatures, they will start to rebound pretty fast. when you are in the 50s that's
usually a wind there. windy in hills, 40 to 60 miles per hour. 70 downtown oakland, a north wind for santa rosa. north at 14. i'll go 70 for them as well. there could be fewer, high clouds as we get toward friday and secretary. sunny, warmer weather, especially. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, protests on the streets of cairo are turn -- are turning violent. state just issued five minutes ago from the white house about reported attacks on members of the u.s. media by experters of -- by supporters of president hosni mubarak. plus -- the damage at an historic ballpark caused by that massive storm moving across the eastern half of the country. did he see a shadow? the prediction from the world's most famous groundhog.
. the second hour of "mornings on 2" starts right now. this is ktvu "mornings on 2". good morning. welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm me back. dave-- i'm mike mibach. dave clark is off today. we're following a dangerous new turn in the political unrest in egypt. several thousands of supporters of hosni mubarak are on the streets of cairo right now clashing with anti-government protesters. we've been monitoring the chaotic scene out of cairo for the past four hours. the two sides are facing off on the street and pelting each other with stones and now the night has fall be in cairo, we're seeing molotov cocktails being thrown and some are causing small fires.
a cnn crusade they were roughed up by the forces but they are all okay. just ten minutes ago, the white house said, we're deeply concerned about the attacks on the media and peaceful demonstrators. we will have more on the protests and the white house response coming up in a live report from washington, d.c. in a half hour. 7:59. more big story we're fooling this morning is the massive storm in the east and midwest. the blizzard is affecting air travel all across the nation this morning including airports in the bay area. this is video from snowe this morning. travelers headed to chicago will be the most affected. all flights in and out of there have been cancelled. we talked to one chicago man who said his flight was cancelled last night. >> i tried to check in and they said it was canceled. so i just called them and they said my flight got turned over to 7:00 this morning. so i go to dallas instead of chicago. >> airport officials say new york, boston and philadelphia
may also see some pro problems throughout the -- some problems throughout the day. the storm is making ground transportation nearly impossible. rescue crews plucked several residents to safety this morning. they are seeing winds up to 50 miles an hour and a lot of snow as well. forecasters say as many as 100 million people in the u.s. will be impacted by this storm. you can check up-to-the-minute flight information at ktvu.com. just look for the travel tab on the front page. a concern over pipeline safety may be broking following recent inspections. kraig debro is live in south san francisco with the findings that are behind this. >> reporter: according to a published report, pg&e submitted a report to the cpuc
yesterday, the california public utilities commission, and that report says they found three leaks along a pipe that runs here from highway 101 up to oyster point. according to an expert i spoke with, this morning, however, leaky pipes are not that unusual. >> it's impossible to have pipelines that don't leak. it depends on how big the leak is. >> reporter: our seattle-based expert who testified before congress just last summer said a leaky pipe probably did not cause the san bruno explosion. the pipe killed 38 people, caused millions of -- millions of dollars in damage. >> if that's true, then they need to be out there and working on it more often to get it repaired when -- when there is a leak. it's not like well, it's gonna
leak gas. it's gonna happen. i understand that. get more crews out there. if it costs more money, we're paying through the nose already through pg&e. >> just the news is disconcerning. but just to hear that pg&e is fixing it, that's all you can hope for. >> the pg&e survey reportedly submit to the cpuc yesterday said the utility found 25 pipe leaks in areas next to people and buildings. now, the utility still has anotherring about job to finish. examining more than a million pipeline records in 20 field offices. federal investigators says pg&e falsely believes the san bruno transition line was -- transition line finished. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. it is three minutes after 8:00, the search for a kidnapped boy has come to a
tragic conclusion but this case is far from over. ktvu's jade hernandez has just moved from patterson city hall to the canal at the center of the investigation. good morning, jade. good morning, there's still no sign of jose esteban rodriquez investigators won't put drivers back in the canal but this is where they believe his body remains. >> everything we have leads us to believe that we wills have find jose rodriquez in the canal as well. but again, because we don't have his body. he's not in custody. we're gonna continue to treat this as a -- treat this as a homicide investigation. he's a suspect and is want by authority. >> reporter: yesterday's discovery confirmed that rodriquez drove his car with the boy in the car into the canal. a worker was checking meters along the aquaduct and discovered the body of a 4-year-
old with cloths matching the description of juliani cardenas. dna tests are still pending. >> from the very beginning we wanted to find little juliani alive. that was our goal, to bring him home. as the days progressed, as the investigation progressed, we just knew that wasn't gonna be possible. everything led us to that canal. >> reporter: authorities indicated swift death up to 30 feet would be a problem the delta canal is 170-miles long, a waterway. the statewide search for the boy brought together the patterson community, a community still wrapping its arms around the family. >> i was contacted by the board of directors, and we decided to toe nate some funds for the family to help them out in this
situation. >> no funeral arrangements have been made for juliani. you are looking at the household this morning. there's still candles burning outside the front of their home. juliani's mother is eight months pregnant with rodriquez. she's due in march. she's having a girl. it's 8:06. juliani's mother said she does not want to speak publicly right now, certainly understandable. she did leave a message for people on her facebook page and it says "i want everyone to pray that jose's body's found so we can all know he's burning in hell and i don't have to worry about him taking my unborn baby girl." ♪ this little light of mine >> the entire community of patterson is mourning the loss
of juliani cardenas. >> i'm completely shocked. >> there were prayers for juliani's mother, tabitha, and her unborn baby. she's pregnant with a daughter from road rewheeze and is due to give -- rodriquez and is due to give birth next month. >> let's check in with sal again. it is again busy out they're. we do have newschopper2 looking at the carquinez ridge for us. northbound and southbound. the traffic is moving nicely coming into crockett. he does a nice tilt up for us. the bridge -- traffic is moving along pretty well. there-- there it is. there's highway 80.
it's not all that bad in vallejo. heading west. moving along to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's improving a little bit. about an eight-minute delay. there is a crash in union city now on northbound 880 at alvarado road. that's blocking one of the lanes but southbound, look at all of -- look at all of that slow traffic. >> the road sensor is showing less than 10 miles an hour. let's go to steve. we do have clear skies here. it will be windy in the higher elevation. very quiet here. very stable pattern. as you probably heard there is a pretty big system moving into the country. this is same low that give us the -- that gave us the rain on saturday. it picked up a lot of oomph, picked up a lot of cold air support from the rockies. it looks like it's stretching out a littleby.
out ahead of that, it's in the 30s but there's freezing rain being report. behind that. it's all snow. look at minneapolis, zero. and chicago blowing snow. it looks like snow is winding down there as it starts to move into ohio and michigan and off towards the east. that's a big system for us, it's all quiet unless the wind is playing into your forecast. sunny, mild, chilly morning. sunny and breezy tomorrow and then a dry forecast there could be a few high clouds spilling over the bridge. i'm sure we'll get high clouds out of it but it won't be today or tomorrow. maybe saturday. clear skies, the nothing has been absolutely obliterated. the air mass is extremely dry over us when you get the north wind. at the surface, 20, 25 miles an hour. but in the higher elevations, 50, 60. there's napa. they lose the breeze. there were some 30s, especially
up toward lake and mendocino county. high pressure has marked itself and what's going to happen is it's just defect -- he deflecting everything to the north. sunny, breezy, cool, mild. windny the hills -- windy in the hills. mountdiablo is the strongest. sunshine, breezy, there could be high clouds. it will still be in the upper 60s to 70. as the midwest and northeast brave that massive snowstorm, the world's famous groundhog had good news. >> ladies and jel, punks phil! >> about three hours ago, phil emerged from the shadow and did
not see a long winter. nasa has givennen us a bird's-eye view of the monster ice and rain storm affecting a third of the country. airlines are warning it's gonna cost more for your spring time fun in the sun. good news for barken hunters looking for a smart phone consumer editor tom vacar will explain.
the boston celtics are spending extra time in sacramento because of the weather. "the examiner" reports that they changed their flight to stay an extra day to wait for the weather on the east coast to clear up before they head home. the celtics played -- play their next home game on friday. less intrusive body scanning equipment is being fested at several airports. the system uses different software that does not display details about a person's body shape. instead, travelers who are not carrying any objects will get a green screen that says okay. for those who do trigger an alert, the screen will display a generic body outline with a mark over the part of the body that screeners need to check. it's being testified in washington, d.c., atlanta and las vegas. if you have plans to spend spring break in the sun, you may be paying more for your
airline ticket. jetblue became the first airline to add a fuel surcharge because of the increased cost of crude oil. it's charging a $35 fee for a one-way ticket and $45 for other destinations. it's likely other airlines will follow suit. san jose's mayor is heading for tokyo today to try to convince the secondest largest airline to resume service to the silicon valley. the top destinations for silicon valley executives are tokyo and loan done. he's lined up all talks with the airline. oakland city leaders are fighting to save $5 million in redevelopment money to fund several big projects. >> there are projects that people have spent years on that would be a shame to totally
loose. >> we have a police department -- >> governor brown's budget plan includes reclaiming redevelopment funds from cities that have not yet put the money to use. in oakland there is a lot on -- there sa a -- there is a lot on the line to save the oakland as. just a few minutes ago, robert murdoch came on stage with the news application that specifically is designed for the ipad to deliver news every day. murdoch says it's possible to offer "the dally" for 14 cent as day because there's no expensive printing presses or delivery service. it was scheduled to debay next month but technical difficulties delay the launch until today. if you have old smart phones or other gadgets lying around.
tom vacar joins us live to tell us who is doing that. >> we've entered the hot and heavy phase of the smart phone era. just when computers were obsolete when you bought them years ago, today, many smartphones are flooding the market. big-time retailers such as target and ray yo is -- radio shack are taking on internet retailers to buy back the use of smart phones caused by the release of newer, faster and more capable models. the opportunity to issue a store credit which to many used phone owners is way better than holding on to an old unused iphone. two to sell that customer other products that the stores may have in stock and three the chance to make a profit on the traded info usually by selling
it to refurbishers. but for many folks, those brick and mortar stores found almost everywhere have garnered some complaints. now, how much you will actually get will depend on supply and demand driven by supply and demand prices of the internet companies. the glut of used phones will only getbier as verizon begins to sell iphones next week. it is water quality setting limits. charles manson is caught with somebody no prison inmate should have. and it's not the first time. good morning. sanjose, some slow traffic there getting up to the airport. coming up, we'll tell you more about a crash on one of the bay area bridges causing a big backup.
a new report released ranks california near the bottom of the list in terms of delivering healthcare to children. the study by the commonwealth fund ranked california 44th out of the 50 states. it found california especially inadequate in delivering affordable care for children. the score card was based on access to care, prevention and treatment. a peel of president obama's health care reform bill could go before the senate today.
the repeal was approved in the republican-controlled house last month. but it's not expected to get enough support in the senate. the healthcare law is estimated to extend coverage to more than 30 million uninsured americans. it also targets industry -- insurance industry abuses. a new federal law that limit as toxics -- toxic chemical in tap water could have a significant impact on california. the chemical is an ingredient in rocket fuel linked to thigh ride problems in pregnant women and young children. it was detected in california water supplies the it's believe the chemical came from rocket and miss testing by the military. for the second time, charles manson has been caught with a smuggled cell phone. this latedy -- latest discovery was reportedly made on january 6th in his cell. he was issued a rules violation
after a cell phone was found under his prison mattress -- mattress. we're getting word of an injury crash on the richmond bridge. let's check in with sal. >> reporter: that's right. westbound on 5le 0 -- 580, three cars and traffic is backing up from the castro street exit there right near the refineries. i think we have a picture of the richmond bridge. the traffic is moving well this -- just past the crash which is on the -- right near the toll plaza. you can see the traffic coming down to marin looks good. the traffic leafing marin to the east bay is not affect. this morning's drive on the peninsula, southbound 101 at east hilldale there is a crash. also a crash reported southbound 101 at university. they are just trying to figure out which lane is blocked
there, if any. let's go to steve. sunshine, no fog to worry about for a couple of days. maybe some cold lows. we've some 30s here this morning but a lot of 40s and 50s on a -- and the breeze will be picking up for a few. some locations, calm but for many there are gusts up to 40. some of the other bay area peaks but it will be a sunny day as everything goes to the north. a windy wednesday. mountdiablo has had gusts, fairfield had gusts to 36. richmond, tiburon, many other locations around 17 to 20. 39 at napa airport. calm. that's why. they dropped. santarosa was 53. now 42. soy you lose that wind. the temperature will take a tumble. there are low 50s for many and everything continues to go up and over a big ridge of high pressure. sunny breezy but still windy to
blustery. 60 to near 70 degrees. the highs will be the warmest towards oakland. but mid-60s for many. in fact with that easterly breeze that can make for a beautiful day along the coast. it hook like a very cold thursday morning. sunny, not as breezy. a littleby on thursday. calming down on friday and warmer. could be high clouds but not before high clouds settle in the 70s over the weekend. thousands of protesters remain on the streets in egypt. the clashs that have happened over the last hours between pro- government and anti-government demonstrators. big news involving california's biggest bike race. the official word comes in just 30 minutes. >> reporter: we're live at mare island where this dry dock is getting ready for the first ship to come in here for recycling. take a live look from newschopper2 of that ship as it sit in the suisun bay. it's getting read yes to leave in about a half an hour.
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the molotov cocktails we throne. the protesters are cauing for president mubarak to leave and others are supporting him. mubarak is maintaining he will stay in power until elections this fall. president obama has called him personally and made a public statement last night suggesting it's time for mubarak to step aside. >> through thousands of years, egypt has known many moments of transformation, the voices of the egyptian people tell us this is one those moments. >> since my last report an hour ago, i received a statement from white house press secretary, robert gibbs, saying the u.s. deplores and condemns the violence and is calling on all parties to show restraight. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you for that report. a university of california is announcing a successful evacuation of 19 students about to begin a study abroad program in cairo. they were supposed to begin
their classes at the american university in cairo yesterday but were evacuated last night. an archaeology team and others affiliated with the uc system were also mock the evacuees. a search is underway in stanislaus county for a man who shot at police. it happened just before 4:00 a.m. in series after officers pulled over a truck looking for robbery suspects. police say one of the people in the truck pulled out a gun and started shooting. no one was hit but one bullet struck a patrol car. three people have been taken moo custody. a san francisco merchant is scheduled to be arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting of two rival storeowners of a fisherman's wharf shop. the man is charged with two counts of murder in sunday's shooting. police say the stemming -- killing stemmed from an argument over counterfeit merchandise. the father of one of the victims is criticizing gun laws in the u.s. saying they are too
laxed. he's calling for more regulation. tonight, terra linda high school will host a grief counseling session following the death of a very popular teacher. debra schmitt's body was found on friday, not far from her ross hole. she had been missing after leaving a cryptic note on her chalkboard. the cause of death is unknown. it will be two to three weeks before results are made available. a memorial for her will be held next saturday. the official announcement is expected in just about 30 minutes. at 9:00 a.m., race organizers will announce the most complea hencive anti-doping program ever in california's biggest bike race. it will include extensive testing before, during and even after the amgen tour of california. last year's race was dominated by headlines that floyd landis
had admitted using performance- enhancement drugs. just two weeks ago, landis announced his retirement from professional racing. a ship is being towed right now to be recycled. it's a very big step for the city. claudine wong is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. we're gonna move over to sue seen bay but things started to get busier. we saw more people starting to arrive and then we got an inside little tour of this dry dock. newschopper2 is over sue seen bay moon terring the progress out there. we want to show you the mothball fleet. some ships in the group date back to world war ii. but this ship is about 50 years old. it will be the first ship ever to be recycled on the west coast. the significance of this new sight on mare island is the first on the west coast.
we did talk to individuals about the towing. >> right now, we're getting the ship ready for stow. what -- for tow. if they depart at 9:30 they should be here at approximately 11:00 or just before. >> reporter: that's what we're waiting for at this point. we're waiting for them to depart. but take a look. we're going down these long stairway -- thin stairway. because we want to give you a look at the inside operation. this is a dump -- pump that's been in place and mare island was a naval shipyard. they had to come in and get things up and ready and going for this dry docking today of this ship. this is a process that's gonna take months to clean up the ship and years of work if we're talking about getting multiple
ships recycled and through here. really significant for this area. up until now, they've gone all the way to texas, a 5,000-mile tow. this tow, 6 miles long. you are looking at a crowd of people that's continued to grow as the morning progresses. they are all look for jobs. hoping that the hundred or so jobs that come to this area because of this recycling will go to residents of vallejo. we've been told by the company that they have goaten 3,000 applications -- gotten 3,000 applications so for for a hundred jobs. and the 5 or so that were hired already are people to that used to work on mare island. live here on mare island. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. transit officials set a two- hour maximum time limit for park at broken parking meters.
next they unanimously approached a $55 penalty for muni workers who park at transit lots without paying a monthly fee. finally, roy for a pilot program to -- research for a pilot program to give nannies free parking was approved. we want to check in with sal castanedo again. >> we have a camera on the richmond bridge. sometimes we can't see it because of the fog but today we can see that. i will show that to you in just a moment. i also want to mention there is a crash on southbound 101 in hillsdale and -- that traffic is awful. we thought it was going. i'm afraid i'm gonna have to downgrade this commute to a c- minus. you can see the traffic is not
moving well. our cameras in san rafael. that's pretty good we can see all the way across to the richmond bridge. we'll try to get you more information on that. the morning commute is going to be improving here at the bay bridge. it's backed up for about a ten manufacture minute delay. it's windy. but nothing like in southern california where they've had problems on the roads and now we're hearing in southern california that some flights have been cancelled. if you are taking a flight down there, you should check with your airline. let's go to steve. well, flights cancelled autopsy over but here it will be sunny, still windy, higher elevationses 30 to 50 miles an hour. there are areas in the 30s, some in the 40s and 50s. no wind and the temperature drops off fast. the same system that gave us our rain on sunday has now -- you can see stretching it self from the great lakes to the northeast. it looks like it's thinning out
-- it's thinning out a little bit. you combine that with a 10 to 20-mother wind, you have some very -- 250-mile-per-hour winds, you have some very cold air. the pink there is green. the green is rain and the yellow and red is severe thunderstorms down to the carolinas. for us -- a nice tweet from paul in arizona. he said cold and windy. that's why right there. that system that just dug in there. another low ejecting out of the rockies. high pressure is -- high pressure is not gonna give us much. the surface high will move out and winds will lee ax later. but-- will relax later. napa, 39. that's at the airport. but 48 concord, 52 s an francisco. everything continues to fly up
and over as we see high pressure not going anywhere for a while. danville, san ramon, 65. livermore is 61. mid-60s morgue be hill, los gatos a little warmer. sunnyvale at 65. same for palo alto, redwood city. even on the coast. it's sunny. it's going to be cold tomorrow morning and then sunny. warmer weather arrives friday and saturday. a cyclone in australia is intensifying at this hour ripping roofs from buildings -- buildings and cutting power to thousands. tens of thousands have fled their homes after warnings of potential devastation, saying
cyclone is likely to be more life-threatening than any storm in generations. wind gusts up to 190 miles per hour are expected. those who cannot escape are being encouraged to go to evacuation centers or take shelters in the bathrooms at home. japan's volcano is spewing more smoke and ash in the air. it erupted twice today. it shattered windows several mile a -- several miles away. the volcano has -- the volcano has been dormant for decades and it roared back to life last wednesday. a landmark hotel and spa in the east bay is facing serious problems
thousands of supporters of egyptian president, hosni mubarak, have are taken to the streets and are clashing with anti-government protesters for the last four hours and police and army are not intervening at this point. a published report could raise pipeline concerns in the wake of last year's san bruno disaster. pg&e ran three leaks in a pipeline that runs nearby south san francisco. however, experts point out that leakry -- leaky pipes are not that unusual. and search teams are still looking for the body of body of a -- for the body of the kidnapper, jose esteban rodriquez. the body of is expected to be in the waters. >> lou piniella has agreed to
join the giants' front office as a special adviser. the 66-year-old retired last year after managing the cubs. he's manage the reds, mariners, and as. he won a world series with cincinnati in 1990. the count down to the super bowl is on. but this year the game is not the only thing that has people talking. reporter craig boswell is in texas to tell us how the weather is making an impact. >> reporter: the kickoff of super bowl week is super cold. >> oh, man! it's killing us! we're not used to this cold weather here in dallas. >> reporter: they are dealing with snow, ice and sickle-digit temperatures with wind chills well below zero. for many steelers and packers' fans, it's like routine informationing out the red carpet. >> i was up in wisconsin for the last month. it was minus 24 degrees. 3 of the days i was up there. i'm kind of used to it.
>> reporter: the dallas/fort worth area has been preparing for super bowl xlv for years and officials say they won't be sacked by mother nature. they've called in extra equipment across the state. as for the players -- >> we actually feel like we left green bay to come to green bane. >> reporter: as fans touch down at dfw international, they may first thing they never left home with the ice and snow. >> there will be some increase in coverage by air marshals and some other undercover security that people wont see. >> reporter: we'll show you more of that mass insecurity game as -- of that massive security game as the time gets closer. over at the cotton bowl, one of
the hugeties collapsed under the snow. they have to reconstruct it for thursday and friday. back to you. >> thank you. northern michigan university is closed this morring because of a threat. a university spokesperson says an online any an was discovered hours ago that -- threat was discovered. all were told not to come to campus. nearby schools has been closed because of the threat to the university. the luxurious hotel in the berkeley hills has filed for bankruptcy, sure -- suffering from attendance. the parent company of walden books and border's could file for bankruptcy protection next
week. the struggling bookstore chains are still work out the restructuring ideas. that could include closing 200 stores and so far there's no mention of which stores might be effected -- affected. there will be no new addresses to i signed websites. what you may think of as ktvu.com is a numerical address. over the last 20 years, they've all been used. >> this weeks -- the last chunk of ip addresses, internet protocol addresses was allocated to one of the registries that assigns them to the service providers. >> this is not the interend of the internet, there are new numbers under a system called ip version six. new addresses will be created but internet service providers will have to make some adjustments to make sure the
transition is smooth. >> 8:48. this morning we're learning the model for the most fame use painting in the world after woman might have been a man. an italian researchers says there are many similarities between the mona lisa and the male apprentice who worked with leonardody vin chi for decades -- leonardo different vin chi for decades. farrah fawcett's red swimsuit is bumming an historic item today -- becoming an historic item today. the money will be donated to the museum of natural history by ryan o'neill. her charlie angels scripts and the doll will be donated. "american idol" is making its way to los angeles in austin. and we have a sneak peek of
some of the auditions. ♪ don't be wasting all your money ♪ ♪ the precious land of god ♪ >> despite a few misses, many contestants shined. this ises first time the show allowed myspace auditions online. >> it was more convenient. it wasn't as nerve-racking as you were doing it in person. >> some of the people who auditioned were invited to come in not of the judges. american idol airs tonight right here on channel 2, starting at 8:00. it be minutes before 9:00. the big news from outer space that's exciting both scientists
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owners this morning after a del litky -- delicate rescue yesterday. firefighters say the dog chased the sheep up the cliff. at one point the dog's owner tried to climb down and in the ed, it took firefighters about three and a half hours to bring both animals to safety. about 45 minutes ago in san francisco on the steps of city hall, people who want city to allow more condo could be versions held a rally. they said it's the only chance many people have to fulfill the dream of ownership. the demand for ownership has been growing in san francisco for a long tie. the city for 30 years has allowed 200 condos to convert every year. that used to be enough. lately it's not anywhere near enough. the demonstrators are owners of tenants in common property. those are people who share a title to a bidding with several units. >> they want the city to allow more units to be concerted to
condos. this year it's estimated that 2500 people will ask for a condo done version. getting a new mortgage is likely to cost all americans more. the risk fees charged will now cover 88% of credit scores, downpayments and length of loans. borrowers will have to have a fico score of 20 or better and a fico -- 720 or better and a downpayment of 25%. some oakland high school students are worried they may miss college deadlines all because of a mistake beyond their control. the college entrance exams of more than 100 seniors were lost or damaged after they were sent to iowa to be scored. one individual was one of those who took the test in december and felt she had done well on
the exam. >> i thought that the this would really bump me up and help me with my chances to get into a really good school. >> act says tests do get lost on rare rowcations. the prob -- rare occasions. but the problem is the deadlines for college entrances have passed. but there's also reports that these colleges have been flexible in these instances. sonia sotomayor will be on a panel here hearing final round of arguments by law school students participating in the competition. william fletcher will also be on the panel. nasa scientists have a lot more places to look for life on other planets then they -- than they initially thought. nasa is release information from the kepler telescope that shows there's 1,000 planets outside the solar system. so far the planet count shows
most planets are bigger than earth but smaller thanuppy ter, which is the large -- than jupiter which is the largest in our solar system. all right. one more time we want to check in with sal castanedo. >> we do have the crash on the bridge. heading toward marin and newschopper2 is -- actually, we want to go back to newschopper2 -- well, we were gonna show you the backup there -- there it is. look how bad that backup is, westbound 580, very, very slow coming all the way back. i mean this backup is just humongous. the accident is out of the way. it's orb the shoulder. look at that -- it's on the shoulder. where does it in 508 getting up to marin, that's gonna be very, very slow this morning the give yourself plenty of extra time. westbound bay toll plaza nasa back the up to the middle of
the park -- backed up to the middle of the parking lot. let's go to steve. we have a lot of sunshine, a little breezy to windy at times but not all locations will be in on the wind. temperatures, low 60s, a mid- 60s to near 70 degrees for downtown oakland and santa rosa. clear and cold and then sunny and it look like a decrease in wind and warmer weather as weigh head towards the weekend. >> that will do it for us. thank you, mike, for filling in. >> thank you for having me then nothing. it is -- this morning. it is still morning? yes.