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good morning. two men shot at mcdonald's call for help. >> it's been the scene of several violent attacks. we're about to get a rare look inside the hospital. all of a sudden we have a lot of activity on the road. newschopper 2 patrolling the crash. why aaa says few per people will drive this memorial day weekend.
good morning. i'm mike mibach. dave clark is off today. >> i'm tori campbell. we begin with gunfire on a bay area freeway that has critically injured one driver. claudine wong joins us from beni sha. the shooting happened off vallejo. they drove four miles to get to this mcdonald's, pulled in and walked in that door right there. this was caught on tape. you could see the car pulling into the parking lot from this surveillance video. at some point the driver is staying inside but the passenger gets out. when they get out, it appears
the driver is still able to walk. remember, he's been shot in his arm and wrist, but the chp said he was feeling woo -- woosy. you can see they get to the front part and the driver collapses on the floomplet at that point you can see everyone trying to react. one employee is a medical assistant. he went to put pressure on the wound while the manager called 911. back out here in benicia, police respond. once they realized it was a freeway shooting, the chp was call) the two victims were 19 and 20, from vallejo and benicia. the chp believe this was a
targeted shooting. they are trying to trace down leads. as far as the suspect, all we know a light-skinned man with a black ponytail, covering half his face, in a chevy that's light blue in color. they're trying to find more witness's. as far as the victims, one person was grazed in the thigh. the other person is in stable condition. that's the latest from benicia, claudine wong. we have often seen the outside of napa state hospital. however in 30 minutes our ktvu camera will get a rare look inside the troubled acy. news cameras have not been allowed inside in more than two
decades. critics both inside and outside said the facility is not place. we will have a live report during our 8:00 hour. the search resumes for the missing plane of a napa wine owner. the search for his home built plane is now centered in eastern amador county. it is still not clear what happened but authorities said the recent snowstorm may have played a role. he is the owner of cleavage creek winery that helps raise money for breast cancer. family said he has flown this brought hundreds of times. the head of japan's largest utility said he is resigning in disgrace because of the earthquake and tsunami last
months the president of tokyo electric power said he must step down after the facility reported massive losses at the fukushima power plant. they are expected to take responsibility for and resign after scandals. now the operator at the fukushima power plant passed out photos of the massive tsunami that tore through there. the tsunami reached heights of 30 feet in some places along the northeastern coast of japan. state superintendent tomtor lickson is warning about chronic absent teism. it showed that one in four
students missed weeks of school. he held a forum yesterday to promote the use of attend dance. gas prices continue to hover above the $4 mark. kraig debro has more in walnut creek and what this means for summer season. >> reporter: i have a smile on my face. that's obviously more than $4 a gallon. if you take a look at the prices for premium, mid-range and regular, $4.35 down to $4.15. this is the third station we've been to. we haven't seen one person who said they will not drive because gas prices are high.
aaa is saying about 100,000 people, fewer will drive this weekend over the memorial day weekend because of the gas prices. prices are about 25 cents higher than they are in the rest of the bay area but according to that survey, those prices are keeping people off the roads for memorial day. a couple people i spoke with said they'll be driving and they are full aware of the price they will pay. you're not concerned about the gas prices? >> definitely. basically it sucks. >> i'd rather fly, probably. it would be easier. i'm going with a bunch of people. >> reporter: it will be cheaper because you're going with a bunch of people. >> yes. >> reporter: that woman said she's going to santa barbara for the weekend. taking a look at what the averages are for the bay area,
$3.96 and $3.52 is the national average. none of the gas stations come close to the averages. earlier 25-cent as gallon higher. if that's the average, i bet a lot of people are trying to find the low range. reporting live in walnut creek, kraig debro. >> boy, $100 to fill up. sal, last time we checked in with you, we saw newschopper 2 heading to the scene of the accident. the crash has been cleared it. was an overturned pickup truck. you can see the backup is big on southbound 101 in san bruno pasted sfo exit. this made the backup spring up early. if you drive this way every day,
you're saying it looks the way had always does. the big difference is it started earlier because of a crash. you might have to factor that in or take 380. 380 is also slow in the area. nice shot from our newschopper 2. let's take a look at westbound bay bridge. westbound coming up to the pay gate. this morning's commute is okay on 580 westbound all the way out to the castro valley region. if you're driving on the nimitz, southbound traffic is dog well. that's 880. 7:09. let's go to steve. sal, i found gas for $3.99 with my gas buddy app. we had upper 70s, low 80
yesterday. temperatures, even though they warm up, they're below average for many. it has no problem clearing the coastal hills. here comes a system. it will keep the fog going. it will be cooler for many. temperatures with a west wind come down about two to four degrees inland. 50s, 60s, low clouds, but as that system gets closer, there will be a stronger one moving in on sunday that will continue the theme as temperatures will be coming down, maybe a bump up early next week but nothing too outray just. the weak system will fall apart. so 50s. santa rosa 56. right at 50 to 55. west, southwest or southwest wind from sfo out towards
carquinez. so low clouds and fog but cool to warm f that fog doesn't burn off, it will be in the 50s. could go 77 brentwood. 68 vallejo. 68 berkeley. free month 70. 50s, 60s on the coast. continue the inland theme of cooling things down to sunday and warmer early next week. as you may have heard by now the end of the world is coming tomorrow. the radio plastered billboards sayinged rap churr is coming -- rap churr is coming tomorrow at 6:00 in the afternoon.
the network said the prediction is made on mathematical calculations by camping. >> i study the bible. and -- >> jesus said only the father know the time and day. the bible is not a code book, meant to be deciphered. >> family radio said donations have soared in recent weeks. all right. it is 7:12. talk about a tense meeting, israel's prime minister is about to arrive at the white house one day after president obama's controversial remarks. how long the talks will last. the former leader of the international monetary fund could be released from jail today. a new gallop poll show as radical shift in the way americans view gay marriage.
good morning. midland upper 70s. a day after president obama deliver lad controversial speech about the future of the middle east, israel's prime minister will pay a visit to the white house. as ktvu's alison burns reports, benjamin netanyahu is expected to have a meeting. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said president obama's vision is indefensecy. president obama endorsed a long standing palestinian demand about the borders of the future
state yesterday. they want key areas gained by israel after the 1967 six-day war. >> the borders should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized boreds are established for both states. >> reporter: president obama has carved out three hours today to talk with net yay benjamin netanyahu. reporting live from washington d.c., alison burns, ktvu 2 news. a roadside bomb hit an armored car carrying american employees to the consulate in pakistan. two americans suffered injuries. a passer by was injured. the group said it was to avenge
the death of osama bin laden. former imf chief, dominique strauss-kahn is expected to be released from a new york city jail today. a judge set his bail at $1 million yesterday. he will also have to take out a $5 million insurance fund. when he is released, he will be placed under house arrest in manhattan. strauss-kahn faces charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. we're learning new information from the school where the shooting suspect once attended. the college released emails and they show jared loughner's erratic behavior. it shows teachers wondering whether they could have done more to get loughner psychiatric help. how longer in was suspended last -- loughner was suspended last september. three cities are off the list for federal terror funding.
sacramento, oxnard and bakersfield are no longer eligible to receive the funding. all together 33 mid-sized cities are being cut. others will still get the federal money including san francisco and los angeles. the funding started after the 9/11 attacks. the federal transportation secretary is promising tighter pipeline safety rule unless the wake of the deadly san bruno explosion. ray lahood got his first tour yesterday and he also met with some of the victims of the oaks motion and promised -- of the explosion and promised to fight for them. >> beginning this august we will require all operators to evaluate the risks and take steps to mitigate them. >> he said the government will also provide funding for inspectors to make sure safety guidelines are being followed.
first lady michelle obama will speak at the west point graduating class. it breaks with tradition. usually speakers at west point events come from within the military. new this morning, a new survey show as majority of americans approve of gay marriage. according to the gallop poll, 53bilities now say that same-sex marriage should be legal when broken down by party lines, 59% of independents are in favor. 69% of democrats support the idea and 28% of republicans do as well. the survey shows that more catholics are in favor of gay marriage than protestants. one picture has made a virginia woman an internet sensation. why she is now being called super mom. people in contra costa county could have a new place to spend their food stamp card.
belmont police say it was a spectacular getaway for the driver who ran out of gas. he is accused of ordering a woman and a child vut -- of a car at a pis zer rhea. he took the car and it ran out of gas. police found him inside the car and i rested him. he is due back in court on may 31st. the los gatos charged with causing a fire in 2008 will stand trial. he is accused of failing to
extinguish large piles of logs. the embers ignited the massive fire. 63 homes and more than 42 acres burned. he faces up to five years in prison if convicted. a pilot program in contra costa county would allow people to use their food card benefits at restaurants. san francisco and santa clara already allow them at fast food places. critics say this shouldn't be used at restaurant meals. a virginia woman is being called super mom. you can see tiffany goodwin grabbing a foul ball while holding her 8-month-old son.
it was taken during a richmond flying squirrel's game. tiffany said it was motherly instinct. she was trying to protect her three kids and ended up taking the ball away from her husband. he called her a bit of a ball hog. >> let's check in with sal. friday morning commutes can always be choppy. >> i think so. we found a new crash on the peninsula westbound 92 coming off the smat bridge-- san mateo bridge. we showed it to you earlier. the car ran into the center divide and ran over to the side and the air bags deployed. the traffic is still a little slow, but it has recovered now that they've moved the car out of the way. if you're coming off the san mateo bridge, it should be better coming into beautiful foster city. let's take a look at westbound
bay bridge. we have a crowd there. remember, this will be three baseball games at at&t pancht a's versus giants. plan lay cordingly and designated driver if you're going to be partying a little bit. the westbound looks good from the hayward side. dumbarton looks good as well. >> we have a little bit more in the way of low clouds and fog. temperatures close to yesterday's reading and it's beautiful. you can see the clouds. another cold front is on its way. there will be one tonight and one on sunday. the end result, a lot more fog. so the fog bank, which was close to the deck yesterday, has lifted way up, so it has no problem clearing the coastal
hills. 48 to 50. 53 for many due to the cloud cover. one system will fall apart. low clouds and fog. otherwise, it's sunny. cool for some. we have a westerly or southwesterly breeze. so 50s, 60s. temperatures come down a couple degrees inland such as san jose. cooler weather takes us into sunday. it is 7:26. lance armstrong once again fighting allegations of performance enhancing drugs. he is accused of taking a blood booster. san jose is the place to be. find out where you need to be over the next week. >> what a month in at rockies.
investigators say the 19-year-old man was injured a short time earlier when he was shot while driving on the highway in vallejo. his passenger also suffered minor injuries. police said this was not a random shooting. we'll have a live update at 8:00. businesses in san jose are hoping for a big boost. a lot of people are expected expected expected in the downtown area. jade hernandez has more. >> reporter: you can feel the love for the san jose sharks. you can see that big sign. we're downtown for the first time in years. they will have a number of headliners, including having the sharks play tonight. this is what people had to slay about the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected. >> it's great for the economy. have to figure out how to get
around it. but it's great for san jose. san jose has been going through a lot of resurgence. the sharks have been able to do their thing. hopefully we can go all the way eye used to hang out here in 2000 and downtown used to be empty. so it's really a shock to see it flooded with people now. >> reporter: first up, the shark, the san jose sharks are back in time. it's game three of the western conference finals in the stanley cup playoffs. the sharks face the vancouver canucks. 6:00 game. there's a prerally scheduled for five. everybody's invited. it's at autumn and santa clara. if hockey isn't your first love, maybe the man who first referred to himself as a symbol is.
presence performed last night and will again on saturday. if you had enough of the sharks play and purple rain, glee live hits the pavilion tuesday and wednesday of next week. it's guaranteed to sell out. arena seating for hockey is about 17,000 people. it's about 20,000 for a soldout concert. so a lot of people descending on san jose. we'll have or reaction in just about an hour. reporting live from san jose, jade hernandez. >> thanks for that report. a big mess in marin county will end up costing about $2 1/2 million. the ross sanitary district replaced a pipe after a sewage spill. now sanitary officials said that pipe needs to be replaced again. construction workers did not use enough slurry to close air gaps.
that could cause sinkholes or even complete failure of the pipe. the number of people calling the streets of san francisco home is going down. the agency counted more than 6400 homeless people in january. that's a down from 6500 from the count two years ago. the agency said the number of chronically homeless is down to 33% this year. city efforts to provide housing for the homeless are being credited for the decrease. a memorial service is scheduled today for the woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase floating in the san francisco bai. the family of 52-year-old per a day vills reported her missing one year ago this week. her body was found in the bay water has short time later. after that police arrested her ex-boyfriend lee bell. he pleaded not guilty and is
currently awaiting trial. we are learning about this week's fatal shooting in oakland. two men were killed wednesday night. police rushed to the hear after receiving a tip that a violent crime was about to take place. officers say they were forced to fire at the two men in self-defense, but the relative of one man killed questions whether deadly force was necessary. >> he got away and ran. how did he get away and run and these didn't. how are you going to open fire on them? it's too much police keeling. >> we're trying to gather as much information as we can. >> family identified one of the members as 30-year-old antwan jackson. police say the two men are responsible for a number of recent shootings in the fruit vail area.
u.s. attorney general eric holder will tour the san jose job corps and discuss gang activity. he said he's made the protection of children and other vulnerable groups his top priority. a nonprofit group raising money to keep the horses is asking the city for its money back. friends of the san jose mounted unit have raised more than $50,000 and another $90,000 in pledges but the group said the city manager will not guarantee that the mounted unit unit-- will continue. now they want the money returned. >> now they're saying, well, go ahead and raise it, but we're not promising you'll keep it. >> when you're spheased with a huge deficit and laying off 100
to200 officers, there's a lot of what ifs. >> the city manager said no decision has been made. the sex scandal surrounding arnold schwarzenegger is putting his return to the big screen on hold. he told his agent to stop current projects so he can focus on personal issues. one of those projects include as sequel to the terminator movie. this comes days after the former governor admitted to fathering a child with his housekeeper. lance armstrong is denying another accusation that he took performance-enhancing drugs. former teammate tyler hamilton said he saw armstrong use a blood booster called epo before tour de france races. armstrong's attorney denies it.
today's stage six is in a picture rest being town. it's a 15-mile individual time trial and is expected to be a decisive day of the race. stage five wassed longest leg. he headed almost 100 miles. american chris horner still has the overall lead. san francisco mayor ed lee said there was greater emphasis on public safety. he also says police reported fewer calls for service than in prior years there. were 25 arrests, mainly for public intoxication. the mayor's office said more
than 25,000 tons of trash was removed. >> still problems, sal? >> getting better. as a matter of fact, things are improving. we have things getting busier when it comes to the typical commute. the bay bridge is backed up. on a normal day this would be considered good. once you get onto the bridge it is a nice drive into san francisco. no surprises on that upper deck. if you're looking at the san mateo bridge we had an accident earlier on the west side. that is gone and traffic is recovering. it's a little gray overhead but the fog and the weather are not causing visibility problems for drivers. if you're driving on the 880 freeway heading south. it's busy from hayward, union city into fremont, not too bad but you will see it zip below
the speed limit. 7:38. let's go to steve. >> more clouds than we had yesterday. the cooling trends continues, just talking to a colleague. the theme is it's been cool. a series of fronts coming in and i don't want to rain on your parade, no pun intended, but next weekend looks wet. we have seven days to iron things out. the cooling friend for this weekend is starting today for some because there's a lot or low clouds. cool and breezy. upper 70s near 80 and more low to mid-70s. sunny and by this evening the front will enhance that frog. i think this will be marching inland southeastern and faster tonight. why? there's that front. it's a weak front but doesn't take much. the trend so far this year has been go with the fog because it's forming rapidly. i've seen years where it hasn't
formed at all but the water temperatures are really cold. so cooler inland, not change, but low clouds and it will burn off later today up around 1800 feet. we topped out, the cooling trends slight and more pronounced as we go into the weekend. could be rain north and east but in will be a more cloudy windy day. another system comes. we're getting late in the season but the trend is to cheap these temperatures on the cooler side. 40s and 50s. the next one will be stronger on thursday. low clouds and fog. this will be cool for some but warm for others, 50s, 60s, a couple of upper 70s. we'll see those disappear as the cooling trend continues and warmer on monday and tuesday. >> all right. thank you, steve. developing news. this is just. the associated press is
reporting that former governor tim pawlenty is running for president. he will make the announcement on monday. pawlenty has been laying the groundwork since march. pawlenty is 50, served two terms as minnesota's governor and was on the short list of possible running mates for the gop running mate, john mccain. the overflowing mississippi river continues to cause devastation across the southern u.s. but hard work by homeowners appear to pay off. take a look at these homes being spared from flooding in yazoo city. as you can see, the levees appear to be doing their job. the mississippi could remain above flood stage until mid-june. a tornado captured on video in colorado. it's one of two that touched
down yesterday just outside of colorado springs. one tornado swept through a field. another tore through a home and knocking done a tree. there are no reports of any injuries. who says books are dead? find out who is buying barnes & noble for a billion dollars. it is a huge moment on this day right now -- >> we're down to the final two on "american idol." who will compete next week to be the season's end champion.
the dow just dropped into a triple digit loss. also, s&p s&p is below a key technical level. it is down below 1333, down 10. the dow is down 102. nasdaq down 18. the initial public offering for linkedin was at $45 per share yesterday. when it closed yesterday this was trading at $94. right now it's at $102 per share. it's the first big media stock to be offered to the public. another local stock to keep an eye on today is gap. the san francisco-based retailer reported earnings after yesterday's closing bell and lost ground today. revenue for all gap companies
nell by 1%. it was especially hurt by sales of hold navy dropping 4%. the country's largest brick and mortar bookstore put itself up for sale last summer. now it says it has a billion dollar offer. barnes & noble said nothing has been aproved yet and it is still evaluating the offer from liberty media corporation. barnes & noble has more than 1300 stores across the country. all bookstores have been hurt as customers change how they buy books and getting comfortable with e bongs. now amazon reports sales for the kindle have outstripped sales of all hard cover and paper back books combined. amazon started selling the kindle four years ago but had never released actual numbers, just trends. honda is recalling nearly 1200 of its newest cars.
about 1200 of the civics could leak fuel because of a manufacturing defect. the models went on sale earlier this spring. honda said most of them are still on dealership lots. no injuries or fires have been report. this could be a good year for u.s. car makers. as many as 300,000 u.s. car buyers who would have done for japanese cars may switch to american made cars. most of that is due to the shortage but it's happening as ford, general motors and chrysler introduce some of their most fuel efficient cars in years. >> americans noon get lay way for the memorial day weekend. 90% plan to drive somewhere. 8% said they plan to fly. the remaining 3% will get on a
bus, train or boat for their holiday trips. bay area job seekers may want to head over to oakland today. a jobs and career expo will be held at a laney college. the expo will feature several employers. there will be banks, high tech firms and construction trades. it starts at 9:00 this morning and dids until 3:00 this afternoon. millions of internet users will see the hart work of a south san francisco boy today. 7-year-old mateo lopez won the annual doodle for google contest and his entry is on google's home page today it. looks pretty cool. more than 107,000 people committed sentries -- submitted entries. we are now down to the final two on "american idol."
>> the person who will compete against scotty in the finale is -- lauren alaina. >> 17-year-old crear crearp and lauren alaina will come people. haley reinhart was sent home. a record-setting 95,000 people connected. >> i think the reason we connect is because we're normal. we come from north carolina. grocery store bagger. >> pizza flipper. >> they touched america. they have a star quality. they have something that move people. it's an intangible. you can't describe it but they have this -- it.
>> the two-part "american idol" finale is next tuesday and wednesday. still unbelievable to believe how young they are. >> i know, 16 and 17. an oakland high school student is facing more than detention. what led the student to target her teacher. >> plus, the glitch that forced nays a to cut -- nasa to cut the space walk short.
it took 24 hours for police to learn about the incident. oakland unified says it notifies police on a case by case basis. >> obviously, we don't condone criminal behavior. there are cases we feel that could be handled intern ally the poisoning attempt happened after the teacher got the student in trouble for having alcohol on campus. california's largest provide are of medical lab testing has lay agreed to repay the state $241 million for more than 15 years of overcharges to med di cal. it it was originally file bid a lab owner campbell. the lab owner accused quest of routinely overcharging more than 16 times other customers for the same test. expect a lot of traffic
outside pg&e headquarters. protesters plan throb there to -- to be there to protest the smart meter program and why thousands have reported illnesses. they're likely to remind them of a report that urges the smart meter wireless technology be banned from classrooms. the two astronauts that performed the first space walk are back on the international space station. they came back inside sooner than expected. there was a carbon dioxide sensor that stopped working. they did spend section hours in space -- six hours in space. he is scheduled for another
space walk next thursday. >> another chance to get out there. let's check in again with sal. the last time you told us things were looking better on the road. >> some of the commute will be lighter. 880 south is in the one of them. 880 southbound is going to be affected by slow traffic approaching a crash northbound 880 at marina. so the crash in san leandro, which is not in this direction, is getting rubber necking action. southbound 880 is slow f you're driving down to the airport from downtown, i would factor this into your plans. the morning drive will be slow at the toll plaza. that's about a 10-minute wait. farther south traffic is busy.
if you're driving to the south bay, 101 is good getting into sunnyvale. here's steve. >> we have a little built more fog. inland, even though it's sunny will get a breeze. 70s, low to mid, probably not the upper that we saw yesterday. you can see why. that system will already enhance the fog. it's only going to keep it going tonight into tomorrow, even cooler as we go into sunday. that fog is below 800, 900 feet, now above 2,000 feet shorks no problem clearing the coastal hills. it's been that way for may. you get one after another and the pattern is blocked in, that's what we have. a series of weak fronts. so low clouds, fog or sun. after that burns back and a westerly breeze, temperatures not very warm, a couple of upper 70s. these are still below average.
by the coast 50s and 60s. morgan hill 76. cooler weather will take us into saturday and sunday and then we rebound. you've often soon the outside of napa state hospital. hour ktvu camera is getting a rare look inside the troubled mental facility. this morning we've obtained surveillance video of two men as they rushed into a benicia mcdonald's looking for help after being shot at on the freeway. the oakland raiders have to sell more season tickets and hope to avoid layoffs luring the lockout.
evidence. >> reporter: we're on east second street in benicia. this is where the victim came for help. you see the sign for 780. that's where three came off. they were shot in vallejo and pulled into this parking lot, actually stopped here, stum beamed out of their car and went into mcdonald's looking for help. take a look. underneath the "m" on the mcdonald's there's a camera. there's several cameras and it was caught on video. you can see the car pulling into the parking lot from this surveillance video. at some point the driver is staying in the car but the passenger gets out to try to help. when they get out, it appears the driver is still able to walk. remember, he's been shot in his arm and his wrist, but the chp said he was feeling woozy and
couldn't steer. you can see from a different angle, they get to the front part of the restaurant and the driver collapses on the floor. at that point you can see everone starting to react trying to get leep. one employee is a medical stawntd. he went to put pressure on the wound. the manager called 911. back live out here in benicia on east second street, the chp said at this point they do not believe this was a random shooting. they believe the victims may have known the shooter. the shooter is only described as a light-skinned man with a dark pony tell. may have been a chevy, maybe something else. as far as the victims, one's 19, one's 20. they're from vallejo and benicia. the driver was shot in his arm and wrist, the other, the passenger was grazed on the
thigh by a bullet. the search is continuing for the suspect. at this point, they do not believe this was random. claudine wong reporting. new this morning we've often seen the outside of napa state hospital but this morning hour ktvu camera is about to get a rare look inside the troubled facility. news cameras have not been allowed inside in more than two decades. the mental hospital has been the center of controversy due to violent attacks. critics both inside and outside the hospital say the facility is not safe. we'll have a report at 8:30. this morning the search resumes in the sierra for a missing plane pieltded by a winery owner. robert brown now out of southlake tahoe headed for trace
spi. the search for his home is centered in eastern amador county. it's not clear what happened but the recent snowstorm may have played a role. he is the owner of cleavage creek winery, which raises money for breast cancer. the head of the fukushima power plant is resigning. he said he must step down after the utility reported massive losses reported to the plant. the move was not a surprise since top executives at japanese firms are expected to take responsibility after scandals. the operator of the nuclear power plant also handed out photos of the tsunami that tore
through. three reactors suffered meltdowns. the tsunami reached heights of 30 feet in some places. state superintendent tom torlakson is encouraging the use of an early warning system for chronic absenteeism. it's one of the first to use it. it's called attendance works. it shows one in seven students missed about four weeks of school last year. he said even the best teachers can't help students who are not in the classroom. he held a forum yesterday on the issue. vacation plans could hit a speed bump for many families this year as gas prices continue to remain over $4 a gallon. ktvu's kraig debro has more on what a new report is revealing days before the unofficial start
of summer. >> reporter: unofficial start of summer. that's memorial day weekend. there will be a speed bump. last hour we had a person who made $123. the price for premium, mid-range and regular, there, you she it. aaa said there are thousands who will not be driving more than 50 miles away because of high gas prices. walnut creek we have not found one of those people. you also have not been able top find a gas station that is anywhere near the bay area average price. prices we're finding are 25 cents higher. 100,000 people will drive fewer miles. a couple people say three will be driving and they are full aware they will be paying the
price. you're not concerned about the gas prices? >> definitely. basically, it sucks. >> i mean, i'd rather fly probably. it would be easier, but i'm going with a bunch of people. >> reporter: it would be cheaper because you're going with a bunch of people. >> yes. >> reporter: that woman will go to a bachelorette party in santa barbara. she decided to drive because she's going with a bunch of people. this is the difference between the bay area average and nags. bay area about 44 cents higher. san francisco average is higher. of course, what drives the price up or down is demand. in the last week or so the price of regular gas has gone down slightly. you can see how demand may be controlling that, the price of a
gallon. kraig debro reporting. the oakland raiders are hoping to use the lockout to increase their season ticket base. they want to sell season tickets in sweeps to new buyers. employees are asked to sell 10% of their monthly salary and the team hopes it will avoid furloughs, pay cuts and layoffs. all right. it is 8:07. we want to check in again with sal. happy friday, sal. >> same to you. still busy trying to get into san francisco. there's a little bit of a wait. i think most of us want to see it empty at the toll plaza. it's not quite that way but not bad either. i want to show you interstate 880. there is a fuel spell at haggen
burger road. you can see the lights, slow. people are looking at it. that's causing a big problem and traffic is going to be slow. speaking vive the -- of the greatness of the raiders, northbound looks good past the coliseum. 280 traffic is slow getting up to highway 17. the south has taken good shape. southbound 680, there's an accident, southbound 680. it is at berry essa road. let's go to steve. >> a very happy friday. we have a lot or fog to deal with and more of a westerly breeze. a little chilly to be swimming. water is probably warmer than the ambient temperatures. low clouds and fog. what's new, another cold front on its way. that means this lifts the fog and starts to increase it. so it's rapidly going up the
coast. cooler away from the coast. low clouds, sunny and breezy once those clouds start to burn back. all signs pointing to another cooling trend. today we'll start to slide down. we'll continue that theme. could be some rain, maybe north and east on sunday. the end result will be much cooler and breezy. you can feel returns or echos, rain heading to the north. mendocino county, lake county. 52 to 56. not much of a difference. you can see y southwest at eight at sfo. 20 at fairfield. with the fog in place, temperatures will start to come down. one system moves in tonight. that will keep the fog going. a stronger system comes in, it will keep that cooler pattern going. low clouds and fog, but for some it will be a slower process. cool to warm.
50s, 60s. coming down about two to four inland but it's going to be a chilly day by the coast. look for more fog and a cooler pattern into the weekend, slightly warmer monday and tuesday. >> some people say there won't be a need for a forecast after tomorrow. that's because the end of the world could be coming tomorrow. bay area based family radio has plastered billboards around the bay area and the world saying the rapture is coming tomorrow at 6:00 in the evening. we also found newspaper inserts making the claim. the radio network said the prediction is based on mathematical calculations made by harold camping. people we spoke to are sceptical. >> i'm a bit of a theo low jan. their basis is irration nal and based on nothing.
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low clouds will burn back. sunshine, low to mid-70s. new this morning, according to documents seized from osama bin laden's compound in pakistan, al qaeda considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers to provoke an extreme crisis in the west. construction of oil tankers -- determined that blowing them up from the inside would be the easiest. the documents do not indicate specific or imminent threat. president obama is hosting israel's prime minister at the white house at this hour but as
alison burns reports, it is not expected to be the friendliest of meetings. >> reporter: that's right, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is said to be furious about president obama's latest statements on the me. president obama laid out his most explicit plan. he said the borders of israel should be based on the lines that existed before the 1967 war. it is a statement that's spark plenty of criticism on capitol hill. >> palestinians have been refusing to negotiate for israel for months and months now giving every kind of precondition before they will sit down and talk. israel said let's sit down and talk. i think the the president should have emphasized that netanyahu has calledded border lines
indefensible. reporting live from washington, d.c.,ally son burns, ktvu news. the car bomb that hit employees, two americans suffered mean for injuries and a pakistani walking by was killed. 10 others were injured. the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility, to avenge the killing of osama bin laden. former mark imf chief dominique strauss-kahn will have to take out a $5 million insurance bond. when he is released, he will be under house arrest. he faces charges he tried to rape a hotel maid. we're learning more information about the school where the tucson shooting
suspect attended. the college just released 250 emails written by school officials. most of those messages document loughner's odd behavior, but the emails showed teachers wondering whether they could have done more to get loughner psychiatric help. loughner was suspended last september a few months before the arizona massacre. top congressional lawmakers have agreed to extend the patriot act for four more years. the deal calls for a vote before may 27th when parts of the hasn't terrorism bill expire. democrats and republicans say they wanted to extend it with as little debate as possible. in a speech today at the national press club, the president of the afl-cio says he is weighing whether to pull support. it said democrats are not doing enough to back labor leaders.
federal transportation secretary ray lahood is promising tighter pipeline rules in the wake of the san bruno blast. he got his first tour yesterday with congresswoman jackie spear. he promised to fight for them. >> beginning this august, we will require all operators of gas distribution pipelines to evaluate the risks and take immediate steps to mitigate him. >> he said they will provide funding for inspectors to make sure safety guidelines are being followed. first lady michelle obama will speak at a banquet for west point's graduating class tonight. the appearance of the first lady breaks with tradition. usually speakers at west point's graduation events come within the military. and new this morning, a new survey shows that a majority of americans now prove of gay -- approve of gay marriage.
53% now say that same-sex marriage should be legal. broken down by party lines, 59% of independents are in favor. 69% of democrats support the idea and 28% of republicans do as well. another interesting find. the suffer vai -- survey shows more catholics are in favor of gay marriage than prompt -- protestants. >> interesting. well it was a day at the beach for lifeguards defending their $200,000 a job in the face of cuts. good morning, northbound 280. that traffic looks pretty nice. we'll tell you or about the morning commute straight ahead.
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revealed that 13 upper level lifeguards earn as much as $200,000 a year. the lifeguards say they do more than sit in towers with bee. they say they train and supervise more than 200 seasonal lifeguards and are considered public safety employees like firefighters. the city may reduce four of the positions to halftime hand scale back on their pensions. donald trump's online school is now under investigation. the new york attorney general is looking into the school for potentially deceptive business practice else. the school's original nairnlings trump university, was changed to the trump entrepreneur initiative after it was challenged for not being acreditted. a plan to avoid the close of parks is headed to the senate. the assembly passed a bill that would make it easier for nonprofit organizations to operate state parks. 70 parks are slated for closure
during the next couple of years. it is a move that could save california $33 million. all right. let's check in again with sal and see what's happening on the roads. are you looking in the north bay? >> we're going to look at 101, san rafael, heading down to central san rafael, not a big deal. if you're driving from novato to san rafael, no problems on the richmond bridge. looking at 880 southbound, there is a fuel spiel at hangen burger. fire crews are on the scene along with cleanup crews and it's causing slow traffic. at the bay bridge toll plaza, a backup of five minutes. let's go to steve. maybe the fog is a big deal for those although like the fog or the cooler temperatures. for those looking for warmer
weather, not really. we have an additional sea breeze and more in the way of low clouds and fog. you can see why, another cold front coming in. i know it doesn't look like much. that's sending it much farther inland. so that means not much to stop it. 50 to 56. temperatures close to the cloud cover. there it is. i clicked on the visible satellite and the wind. west, southwest at 230. fairfield. delta breeze. one system comes in today, tonight. the next one comes in on sunday. so low clouds and fog, but sun if you're away from the coast. a little breeze will pick up. 50s, 60s and low 70s, but temperatures inland, which had a few near 80 come down two or three degrees will continue that trend and warmer on monday and
highway. he drove four miles into benicia to seek help. a vallejo man was hurt earlier. the passenger suffered minor injuries. the chp said this was not a random shooting. ktvu's claudine wong has been covering it all morning long. downtown san jose will be crowded with things for both sports and music lovers to enjoy. jade hernandez has more. both the sharks and prince are in town. >> reporter: thousands are expect to descend into downtown san jose. first up, the sharks, though in the stanley cup playoffs. people welcome the thought that the sharks are garnering attention. >> it will help the economy.
>> we're up in the city in san francisco and i saw in the news that they're advertising our entertainment, so people are coming down for that. >> i used to hang out here in 2000, and downtown used to be empty. so it's really a shock to see it being flooded with people now. >> reporter: tonight the san jose sharks are back in town for game three. the sharks face the vancouver canucks. down two games, the team held an optional workout to rouse fans. there's a pregame street rally scheduled at 4:00. revelers can expect carnival games, music and face painting. the sharks will play again sunday at noon. and then the man who once
referred to himself as a symbol will perform. prince played last night and will be playing again saturday night. if you want time outside, take heart, the tour brings all of your favorites. it's guaranteed to sell out. the arena seating for hockey is about 17 1/2,000. a lot of things going on right here in san jose over the next week. reporting live, jade hernandez. a memorial service is scheduled today for the woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase floating in the san francisco bai. the family of per a lewis davis
reported her missing. her body was found in the bay water a short time later. davis' ex-boyfriend, lee bell, was arrested and pleaded not guilty and is currently lay waiting trial. we're learning more about this week's fatal police shooting in oakland. two men were killed in the fruit veil neighborhood. police rushed to the area when receiving a tip that a violent crime was about to take place. officers said they were forced to fire at the two men in self-defense but a relative of one of the men questioned whether deadly force was necessary. >> one by got away and ran. how did he get away and these didn't. how are you going to open fire? >> we're trying to gather has much information as we can. >> family members identified one of the members as antwan jackson, seen here with his fee an sai.
the other man has not been identified. police said the two were responsible for a number of shootings. acting is on hold for former governor swartz -- arnold schwarzenegger. he told his agent to put a hold on the projects. one of the projects includes a sequel to the terminator movie, seen here on your screen. this comes days after the former governor admitted to fathering a child with his housekeeper. we are hearing from teammates of lance armstrong saying that he took performance-enhancing drugs. tyler hamilton has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and saw armstrong use a blood beefort called epo before three tour de france races.
it continues its trek south. this stage is a 15-mile individual time trialed is expected to be a decisive day of the race. yesterday's stage five was the longest leg of the race. riders headed 140 miles. peter saggen won this stage but american chris horner still has the overall lead. san francisco mayor ed lee said the 100th running of bet tai -- beta breakers was a success. he says police reported fewer calls for service than in prior years. there were 25 arrests, most for public intoxication.
the mayor's office said more than 25,000 pounds of trash were removed from the race. there were almost 38,000 pounds last year. >> the race for the republican presidential nomination is about to get crowded. sources close to former governor tim pawlenty said he will officially announce his bid for the white house on monday. that will be announced in mon-- announced in iowa. this follows official announcements from newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul. attorney general eric holder continues his visit to the bay area. he will meet with mayor cluck reed and discuss gangs and violence. holder said he's made the protection of children and other vulnerable groups his top priority. the future of the mounted police is in jeopardy.
they're asking the city for the money back. friends of the san jose mounted unit have raced more than $50,000 and another $90,000 in pledges but the group said the city manager will not guarantee that the mounted unit will continue and they want the donations returned. >> we're looking at the bay bridge. >> a little baseball game. a little bay area rivalry. it's the athletics and the giants. all the games are sold out. so make plans. if you're going to the game, use transit or carpool. if you're not going, you'll know why it's slow. let's take a look at the bay bridge. it looks good coming into san francisco with a little delay.
we're looking at san mateo bridge. it's okay getting over to the high rise. we have been looking at the south bay. there's not a lot going on that will slow you down. 8:36. let's go to steve. >> it's going to be a cool evening. we had a cool morning. low clouds and fog seem to want to hang around and thicken un. it's that cold front coming in, not much to it. there's enough to give us an increase and the cooler air mass will work its way. sunny for some and probably early afternoon and increasing clouds later on. it will be cooler for those who warmed up yesterday, low clouds, sunny and breezy. i don't think they're going too far. they will get helped along by the front. the trend is cooler all the way into sunday. we'll start a warmup next week. temperatures staying below average. sunny if you're away from the coast. but that system will continue to
drag itself across. that leaves temperatures in the 50s, 50 to 56 under cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. this is show youing the fog bank. it's helped along by a rather robust sea breeze. a stronger one is behind it. there's a possibility of light rain, especially north towards mendocino, lake county with a westerly, southwesterly breeze. you have to go far to find warm. a lot of locations will cool off and chilly by the coast and for many close to the bay until that fog burns off. 50s, 60s and mid-70s. it will be cooler on saturday. bottom out sunday. into next week is looking very, very cool. cameras have not been allowed inside napa state hospital for decades but today that's changing. if you can, set the scene on
when you're going. i believe we also will a camera going in. >> reporter: mike, this is an extraordinary day. we are standing on the property of napa state hospital. you can see the port that you pass through to get into the secure part. right here where we're standing, this is a place we've never been with a camera. we are finally going behind the glait into the secure part of the facility. this is the first time this has happened in a quarter century. this comes after the stories we've done about the dangers of being a patient and worker at the hospital. that happened after worker donna gross was killed by a patient last october. right now website's photographer is shooting -- ktvu's photographer is shooting video. in recent years employees tell
us that an average -- an average of 10 people per day are assaulted on these grounds, 10 people per day, three employees and seven patients assaulted every single day at the napa state hospital. we're taking an inside look and will bring that to you. reporting for ktvu 2 news. >> have you talked to any of the employees? and what have three said to you, if they have, about today's tour? >> reporter: we've been knowing about this tour for the mast week or so. i have been talking to the employees that we've been dealing with over the past couple of months. they said there's been quite a git bit of -- quite a bit of sprucing up, preparing for us to come in and she what it's like. according to the employees, what we're going to see is not what it's about. >> we'll look for your report
let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following. ktvu 2 news obtained video on a freeway shooting. a wounded driver managed to drive four miles in benicia to get help. chp said he was specifically targeted. right now president obama is meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house. if could be -- it could be a very intense meeting. israel's government said it is not happy with president obama's speech . scientists from around the world will meet in france next week to discuss the danger of cell phone radiation. the world health organization wants to determine whether
electroreadation causes cancer. the agency will convene the meeting on tuesday. at the and of eight days, the scientists will be asked to reach a verdict. we are continuing to follow the new ipo of mountain view's linkedin. the initial public offering for linkedin was priced at $45 a shear yesterday. when the market closed it was closing at $94. right now it's just over $101 per share. analysts say it should serve as encouragement to twitter and facebook as they consider going public. another local stock to keep an eye on today is gap. the san francisco-based retailer reported disappointing earnings. right now that stock is down more than 17%. revenue for all gap companies fell by 1%, but it was especially hurt by sales at old
navy down 4% and a cheaper chain provides 40% of all company revenues. the country's largest brick and mortar bookstore put itself up for sale. now this says it has a billion dollar offer. barnes & noble says nothing has been approved yet and it is still evaluating the offer from liberty media corporation. barnes & noble has more than 1300 stores across the country. all bookstores have been hurt as customers change how they get books and getting comfortable with e books. amazon said sales of the kindle have outstripped sales of all hard cover and paper back books combined. amazon started selling the kind dpel four years ago but it never released actual numbers, just trends. honda is recalling 1200 of the newest cars.
about 1200 of the 2012 civics could leak fuel because of a manufacturing defect. those models went on sale earlier this spring. honda said most of them are on dealership lots. no injuries or fires are reported to the leaks. this could be a good year for u.s. car makers. he says as many as 300,000 u.s. car buyers who would have gone for japanese cars may switch to american made cars. most of that is due to the shortage of cars from japan zoos to the tsunami but it's also happening as general motors, ford and chrysler introduce some of their most fuel efficient cars in years. bay area job serks may want to head to oakland. a jobs and career expo will feature several employers now hiring. businesses include banks, high tech firms, healthcare and
construction trade. the expo starts at 9:00 this morning and goes until 3:00 this afternoon. oakland congresswoman bar ba lee is -- barbara lee is sponsoring it. 7-year-old mateo lopez won the annual doodle for going contest. more than 107,000 kids submitted entries. lopez earned a $15,000 scholarship. his school was also a winner, receiving a $25,000 technology grant. >> and he wants to be pan astronaut. we are now down to the final two on "american idol." >> the person who will compete against scotty in the finale is -- lauren alaina. >> 17-year-old scott mccreery
and 16-year-old lauren alaina will compete in the youngest final matchup. haley reinhart was sent home. >> i think the reason me and lauren connected to people at home is we're just normal. we're two kids who came from georgia, north carolina, grocery store bagger. >> pizza flipper. >> they touched america. they have a star quality. they have something that moves people. it's an intangible. you can't describe it. you can't put a labor on it. >> the two-part "american idol" finale is next tuesday and wednesday right here on ktvu channel 2. hard work by homeowners appear to be paying off. take a look at those homes being spared from flooding in yazoo
city. some homeowners built their own leaf vest. the levees appearing to doing their job. the mississippi could remain above flood stage until mid-june. a tornado captured in colorado. one swept through a fee.d the other touched down nor a home dawesing damage to a building and knocking down a tree. there are no reports of injuries there in the state of colorado. >> all right. good news for people who love mass tran set and gourmet food. what's happening in the bay area this evening. >> the lasting honor, how a tradition will continue today.
belmont police say it was an unspectacular getaway for a man who ran out of gas. he took a car but ran out of gas eight miles away on highway 101 and burling game. police found him inside the car and arrested him. he is due back in court on may 31st. the los gatos charged with starting a fire in twite will face trial. he is accused of failing to
extinguish large piles of logs. wind wind the embers and ignited the massive fire. 63 homes and 4200 acres burned. he faces up to five years in prison if convicted. the two astronauts who performed the first space walk is back inside the station. nasa ordered them to return after a sensor an gregory chamitoff's suit stopped working. they spent six hours in space. this was chamitoff's first walk in space, which he call as dream come true. expect a lot of traffic outside pg&e san francisco headquarters later this morning. hundreds of protesters plan to be there to demand the utility
end the smart meter program. they're also asking for a new investigation into why thousands have reported illnesses after the meters are installed. they are likely to remind pg&e of a report that urges the smart meter wireless feck follow ji to -- technology to be banned from classrooms. the chief's photo will be held alongside photos of other san francisco police chiefs and mayors. frank jordan will preside over the ceremony. the restaurant has photos of other famous and notorious paytons. there will be the food truck crush every friday until september. as many has five gourmet trucks will be there from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and sell everything from indian
currie togoer made cupcakes a and barbecue ribs. a woman is being called super mom thanks to this picture. you can see tiffany goodwin grabbing a foul ball. it was taken during a game. she said it was motherly instinct. she also ended up taking the ball away from her husband. tonight the san jose sharks return home to face the canucks. san jose will try to bounce back from one of their worst playoff losses in the 20-year history. adding to the sharks' recent losing streaks, san jose lost five of the six playoff games. i just want to mention we have breaking news from sacramento.
california's unemployment rate has dipped to 11.9% and that sounds high but it's the lowest point since august 2009. so unemployment in california at 11.9%. >> sal, let's go to you. you've been keeping an eye on the peninsula but also 880. the nimitz is busy. >> traffic is finally beginning to get better. you can sola little delay. now it's beginning to dissipate. this is a look at san francisco, a reminder three sold out games. 40,000 people on three days, friday, saturday and sunday. let's go to steve. >> we do have on this friday more low clouds and fog, sunny inland bro low to mid-70s. a cooling trend will take us into sunday, could be rain to the north and a rebound on some