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bay. few mid-80s inland. here's sal. good morning. right now traffic looks pretty good if you are driving on the westbound highway 4 commute. it's a very nice drive even from antioch for the moment. probably won't stay that way for long though. and we're looking at a commute here on 237 that looks very nice. coming up on 5:00. let's go back to the desk. topping our news this morning, there is a new lawsuit tied to the fatal shooting of oscar grant. ktvu's claudine wong has been covering this case since the very beginning. and claudine you have new video tied to this incident. >> reporter: yes. we were here the morning our cameras caught the paramedics who left the scene. this lawsuit that's just been filed at alameda county superior court deals with oscar grant shooting. it is filed by a paramedic who we should note was not here that morning but who has questioned the care that oscar grant received after he was shot on january 1, 2009. now we want to show you video
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from the scene that morning. now this lawsuit was filed by sean who is an oakland fire paramedic. he has said that he doesn't know exactly how many people responded to the scene and doesn't know how long the care took to get to officer grant, but he has claimed that he's asked for an investigation into the care that grant received and he said because of his request that the investigated he's been retaliated against and that is part of the reason he's filing this lawsuit now in alameda county superior court. we found some youtube video of him explaning exactly what happened. here's what he had to say about the investigation. >> didn't but then didn't want to do a call review where we actually try and talk about it. basically get the personnel involved to extrapolate nonpunitive way here just going to go over the facts and see what went well and what could
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have gone better. and you know dig further into the matter. and from what i understand it was completely suppressed. >> reporter: okay. so a couple other important things to note. he has had a long standing dispute with the oakland fire department and even with his union. this is 150 page report that was filed with the state of california department fair employment and housing act. it's just one part of a larger suit. it is also important to note that in the trial we covered and i watched the testimony there was nothing said in the trial about any kind of other life saving measures that could have saved oscar grant's life. in fact, the doctor who testified said nothing probably would have saved his life because of the nature of the wound. however, again, this does bring the oscar grant shooting to the forefront and into the headlines once again. we'll be looking over documents. we'll have more from sean from this interview that he posted on youtube just last week. his lawyer also talked about
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this case on youtube video and made some pretty serious allegations in that. we'll have more for you on that coming up on the morning news. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. another crucial hearing is scheduled this morning in the barry bonds case. federal prosecutors are due in a san francisco courtroom to discuss whether to schedule another perjury trial. last april a jury deadlocked on three counts charging that bonds lied to a grand jury about his alleged steroid use but convicted bonds of obstruction of justice. the defense hopes to throw out that lone conviction. today's hearing follows a court battle on whether to delay the case. our time now 5:03. several bay area robberies are being blamed on one man and the police are determined to catch him. ktvu's kraig debro live now to tell us the cities where this guy has already hit. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: yeah, dave. we're in men lo park next to a cal train intersection. you might have overheard the
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horn. this is one of more than a dozen stores robbed by the same man. this is a bev mo which is located just north of the stanford shopping center. published report says during a robbery here on may 1st the man, the suspect, made the manager open the safe and then took cash from four registered. there was a customer in the store at the time that didn't notice what was happening. look at this. san jose police produced this sketch of the suspect during the robbery at the men lo park store. he apparently wore a black beanny and a mask covering his face. the mask also black. police say he is described as a black man in his 30s, 5'9" and weighs about 200 pounds. take a look at this list of cities. these cities are all cities where there are bev mo's that were robbed. san francisco, san jose, fremont, san lee an do and cull ma. and daly city as well. san jose police issued a press release about all these robberies.
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it's not clear how they tied them together. also didn't say if anybody had been hurt in any of these robberies. we're going to have to try and check with them since they're calling them robberies not assaults that could be one give away. but we want to check on that. live in men lo park, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. today a bill will be introduced in congress that would end the federal government's blanket prohibition of marijuana. coming up at 5:15 we'll have a live report from our washington d.c. newsroom with what the new legislation would allow states to do. our time now 5:05. well, this morning some members of congress including several from right here in california will be calling on president obama to bring american troops home from afghanistan at an even faster pace than what he announced last night. the president says by the end of next year about 33,000 troops will be pulled out of afghanistan. that would leave about 70,000 behind. uc berkeley professor shaken says many americans no longer support spending money overseas with the u.s. economy in
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trouble. >> the poor state of the economy is not creating the concern about the war. it's exacerbating an existing concern. >> well, in afghanistan today the president responded to president obama's troop reduction announcement. he thanked international troops for their support and says the people of afghanistan will take over the defense of their country as foreign troops leave. now our channel 2 website,, has posted president obama's entire speech for you. just look for the video player. it's on the right hand side of the front page. well, back here at home the oakland preacher famed for predicting dooms doomsday is going off the air. he owns the christian radio station family radio. at the end of next week the station will replace his weekday segment with new programming. june 9 he suffered a stroke and he won't be able to continue
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his show. the reverend who twice predicted the end of the world now says the world will end on october 21st. we now know the cause of monday's fire at a sunny vale apartment complex that left 40 people homeless. investigators say it was started accidentally by a resident who fell asleep while preparing a meal. that man did suffer some burns to his hands and face. the fire also caused $80,000 worth of damages to the building. time now 5:06. the chp's searching now for the hit-and-run driver who caused a major traffic back up on interstate 880. it happened yesterday morning just before 8:00 on southbound 880 near tennison road. a motorcyclist claims he was cut off by a white dodge neon that made him crash. well shortly after that three cars collided on southbound 880 near the 238 interchange. no serious injuries were reported in either crash. tomorrow the alameda county transportation commission will vote on funding for the ace
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train. the trains carry about 2500 passengers between the central valley and the bay area every day. a request has been made for $90 million for improvements. one ac transit board member says that's too much money considering the small number of passengers it carries. supporters say voters have already approved the plan. time now 5:07. an annual pothole report is out. it tells us the best and the worst roads to drive around here in the bay area. now streets in brentwood, belove deer and dublin have the least potholes and cracks while roads in east palo alto, oakland and mill brae have the most. san francisco and san jose are somewhere right in the middle. the metropolitan transportation commission says it will take the equivalent of a 20-cent per gallon gas tax to keep all the bay area roads in good condition and make pam cook happy. that's a tough job. [ laughter ] >> i know. >> sal, i know exactly which lane to be in to avoid the potholes and on which streets.
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you deal with it. >> so, pam, is it a tough job to drive here or a tough job to keep you happy? [ laughter ] >> oh, no. all right. let's just do the traffic. good morning everybody. i saw the look on dave's face. move on sal, move on. westbound 80 hing to the macarthur maze looks good. we like to kid each other here on the morning news. traffic looking good. it is going to get busier. traffic moverring along okay on the upper deck of the bay bridge. also the morning commute on northbound 280 is off to a nice start with no major problems. obviously this is a nice early time of the morning. but things tend not to stay this way. we'll be all over it. 5:09. let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. the cooling trend continues. we peaked out monday and tuesday the hottest days. yesterday temperatures start to come down and they'll continue that inland. i don't think you can really cool down much more on the coast. 50s and 60s there. big cooling trend is in full swing as it drops in and we'll see that probably bottom out on friday and then just level out
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as we head into the weekend. the low clouds and fog from about the golden gate and looks like marin head lands north has been chewed upmost of it. south of that still rather thick. san mateo coast over the bay there's a good push there. northwest wind and some cooler air aloft tending to chew up we lose thein version. some of that fog being wiped out by a rather strong system to the north. santa rosa down to 50. 52 san rafael. mid-50s last couple days it was 60s, now they're gone. livermore now at 55. san jose 57. redwood city 57. fairfield has a southwest wind 24 with gusts to 30 they're done. i mean that's continuing cooling all the way out even to vacaville. yesterday vacaville was calm. today they have the sea breeze. so even inland areas will cool down. that system swings in right there. the main core low is up to the north. the low will slide across us and ushers in another cooler air mass. fog mainly south. windy at times on the coast.
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some sun, morning fog then sunny, breezy, 60s, 70s around the bay and sunny, breezy low 80s some inland. nothing close to what we had on tuesday when we had a lot of 100s. a lot of 70s now and low 80s away from the coast. 60s closer to it. maybe slightly warmer monday but another strong system might swing in here on tuesday and wednesday. all right. time now 5:10. some wild weather shuts down the home of the kentucky derby. they're cleaning up now after a possible tornado hit the racetrack. it damaged several buildings including look at this nine horse barns even the track chapel. the national weather service still hasn't confirmed this was a tornado, but some of the players in a poker tournament at the track say, oh, yeah, it was. officials are deciding now if horse racing will resume at all this week. an airline pilot's rant in the cockpit goes out over an
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open mic. [ indiscernible ] >> we'll review the tape and how the airline is now responding. plus a local mother says she will never drink bottled water again after a frightening incident. good morning. if you're driving on 237 it's pretty wide open for you right now. tell you more about the morning commute and what is starting to get busy.
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welcome back. there's a push in congress to repeal american federal marijuana laws. the first time a bill is being introduced to end the government's prohibition of marijuana. allison. >> reporter: pam, that's right. this bill is being introduced today by republican presidential candidate ron paul, oakland congresswoman and several other democrats. it would remove all federal involvement in marijuana laws. that means people would be able to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states that allow it without fear of federal prosecution. states would be free to make their own policies and enforce them. an international drug commission declared the so- called war on drugs a failure earlier this month and recommended the u.s. consider legalizing marijuana in order to undermine criminal organizations. now the bill sponsors say they are not trying to legalize pot, but clear up conflicts between state and federal laws. reporting live from washington
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d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:15. well, a southwest airlines pilot has been suspended with no pay after his profanity laced rant was heard on an open microphone. other flight crews and controllers clearly heard his angry words as the pilot flew from texas to san diego last march. now you can hear the pilot lashing out on gays, female and overweight flight attendants. >> chicago crew, 11 out of 12, 12 flight attendants twice never over. [ indiscernible ] ho moe sexuals and a granny. 11. i thought i was in chicago which was party land. >> transmitting watch what you say. >> southwest airlines has ordered that pilot to undergo diversity training before he comes back to the cockpit.
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libyan leader moammar gadafi is now calling on the united nations to investigate a nato attack that the libyan government says killed 15 civilians. want to show you video that aired on libyan state tv last night over his speech. he calls nato "infidels without any conscious. nato says the target was building and go to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties. a gps tracking program for gang members is the latest victim of budget cuts here in sacramento. correction officials will reduce the number of gang members being monitored down to 400 by the first of july. right now 950 gang members wear that gps device as part of a program that began last year. the state will save about $6 million in these cut backs. a fremont mother says she and her son became sick after drinking tainted bottled water purchased from a lucky
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supermarket in fremont. tammy says her nose and throat started to burn after taking a sip of crystal geyser water. her 7-year-old son grabbed the water and also took a drink. she called 911 and the two ended up in the hospital on father's day. >> our stomachs were burning. our throat was burning. we were just vomiting uncontrol blue. >> crystal geyser says it tested the water and it passed. the company also traced the code on the bottle and it was never sent to the lucky store in fremont. both crystal geyser and luck city say they have received no other complaints but cases of crystal geyser have been pulled from the store in question as a precaution. time now 5:18. let's get sal to get you where you need to go this morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area. as we look at live pictures highway 4 good up to the willow pass grade. also this morning we're looking at the commute at the bay bridge toll plaza which is so far still light on the way in
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to san francisco. and if you're driving in hayward yesterday was a terrible day with that motorcycle accident the whole thing there. this morning we're off to a very nice start there. 5:18 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have quite a change in 48 hours on tuesday big dome of high pressure. wind was northerly. really wasn't northeast but it was northerly enough to send temperatures up to 90s and 100. at least inland. term sunny and 70s. now all of a sudden things turn out of the west or northwest. so the cooling continues. low clouds, sun but also a rather good sea breeze for some. already gusts to 30 miles an hour towards the delta. some low clouds getting chewed up by a northwest wind right about the marin head lands north. south of that plenty of low clouds to go around and cooler temperatures. santa rosa down to 50. chill in the morning air. 60s for the last couple mornings for many on the lows or current temperatures. that's not the case now. everyone in the 50s. west wind at sfo.
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west-northwest oakland. southwest 12 at napa airport. west-southwest fairfield. southwest at vacaville that all spells sea breeze and cooler along with that big system moving into the pacific northwest. seattle portland but tail end of it ushers across us that ushers in a cooler air massful brings in cooler air aloft also at the surface. the end result it's cooler. low clouds, fog, sun, breezy to windy at times. temperatures coming down. mild to warm inland. a lot of low 80s in areas that were 100 degrees 48 hours ago. slower process towards lake county, eastern solano county. the trend to bring it down even santa clara county more 80s. cooling continues into saturday. level off sunday, slightly warmer holden but nothing dramatic. european markets are down again today following the lead of asia overnight. markets in south korea, taiwan, japan and australia all finished the day down fractionally. investors are reacting to
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federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's announcement that u.s. growth has slowed and could continue to be sluggish through next year. investors in crude oil focus on his expectations that the economy will rebound. yesterday they saw crude oil prices top $95 a barrel. this morning they slipped back a bit but more clarity on the direction of the u.s. economy could come when jobless claims are released in just about 15 minutes. all right. ahead of that news let's check in where we start the day. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 all down not by a lot after his comments. bit of mixed reax. we had good earnings to offset that. dow down 80. he's an award winning journalist who's been keeping a very big secret. what he just revealed and why some say he's taking a big risk. and people in oakland want to put an end to prostitution. and they are targeting the source of the problem with letters. good morning. northbound 280 traffic looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. we'll tell you more about the
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morning commute and the bay weather straight ahead.
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good morning. plenty of low clouds. it's a little cooler this morning outside of sonoma 48. little cool for some this morning. much cooler than we've seen. highs today 6 0z, 70s and now low to mid-80s inland. the air force look at this
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still monitoring the aftermath of an unarmed missile launch off the southern california coast. this one blasted off yesterday morning from sandenberg air force base. that's where missiles are tested regularly for their accuracy and reliability. well, a bomb shell confession from a pilotter prize winning journalist. he announced he's an illegal immigrant in part in an effort to get congress to pass the dream act. we're talking about 34-year-old jose antonio very gas. he wrote a first person account in the new york times. he says his mother sent him from the philippines when he was 12 years old. four years later he found out his green card was fake after applying for a driver's permit. he's a graduate of san francisco state. he interned at the san francisco chronicle. then went onto win aplitesser prize for his coverage of the virginia tech massacre when working for the washington post. people in oakland want to
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send a message to the men who solicit women on international boulevard. and they're sending that message to their home. the east bay asian youth center is launching a dear john letter writing campaign. by working with neighbors and police, they hope to cut down on the number of men participating in prostitution. >> the idea is to shine a light on them. bring this sort of secretive behavior out into the light. and let folks know we are watching. >> local business and homeowners will watch out for cars in the area that pick up women. then they will record the car's license plate and hand that information over to the youth center. then police will mail out a generic letter to the home of the car's registered owner. organizers hope to get the first batch of letters in the mail by mid-july. time now 5:26. harry potter fans, you're in for a treat. the author who created harry potter just announced an online
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video game revolving around the young wizard. it's called potter more. it's a harry potter based treasure hunt. also promises to release some new information about harry potter that she's been holding back for years. time now 5:26. there's a new lawsuit tied to the fatal shooting of oscar grant. the exclusive ktvu video directly connected to this latest legal development. >> reporter: and four former law enforcement officers face a judge today. we have all the details in a live report from walnut creek. plus this morning pleasanton's castle wood country club will hold its biggest event but it could be drowned out by the protesters locked out for more than a year. good morning. westbound san mateo bridge looking pretty good so far. tell you more about the commute and the rest of the bay area drive coming up.
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good morning to you. welcome back to the ktvu morning news. it's thursday june 23rd. i'm dave clark. i'm pam cook. time now 5:30. steve paulson, is the weather going to be like it was yesterday? it will be cooler pam, about the coast near the same. sonoma and marin coast clouds wiped out. south of that solid. inland sunny and breezy and temperatures continue to come down. really good sea breeze for most locations. a lot of low 80s in areas that
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were 100 degrees just two days ago. here's sal. right now, steve, pardon me traffic moving well on 880 northbound driving past the coliseum. also the morning drive is okay on westbound bay bridge getting into the city. it's 5:30. let's go back to dave and pam. all right, sal. four former bay area police officers accused of corruption are due in court in about three hours from right now. ktvu's jade hernandez joining us live outside the walnut creek courthouse to tell us about the specific charges here. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, dave. you're right. in just three hours these four men will face a judge. attorneys representing two of the four will discuss with us later this morning what to expect in this case. but right now these are the four men facing very serious charges. prosecutors say their evidence tells a tale of corruption, greed and disregard of the law these men said they represented.
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they will appear before a judge later this morning. the men are expected to appear at the contra costa county superior court around 8:30 today. federal authorities have taken over the case which investigates the contra costa county police corruption. now the four former law enforcement officers are accused of selling seized drugs, embezzlement and operating a brothel. that's not all. the 38 count felony complaint alleges conspiracy, illegal weapons, criminal set ups, bribery and other crimes. authorities uncovered the scandal when two of the men were allegedly caught trying to sell drugs which had been stolen from seizures. of course we're going to have more on the story live from walnut creek coming up. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. there's a new lawsuit tied to the fatal shooting of os cart grant. ktvu's claudine wong has been covering this case since the very beginning. she has exclusive video directly tie today this new
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development. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, pam. yes, shawn is an oakland paramedic. he's been involved in a labor dispute with the oakland fire department and city for quite a while now involving issues from alleged racism to retaliation and things like that. but this latest lawsuit that he just filed in alameda county directly deals with the shooting of oscar grant. now we want to show you video from the scene back on january 1, 2009. we were there when the paramedics arrived on scene and treating him for a gunshot wound to his back. it's important to note that sean is not one of the paramedics in this video. he was not there that morning and in fact has said he doesn't know how many paramedics responded, doesn't know how long it took to get care. he called for an investigation into the handling of that call and claims that investigation was suppressed. he also claims that he was retaliated against because he wanted that investigation. his lawyer goes further. in a youtube video posted last
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week claiming that more could have been done to save grant's life. >> the oscar grant case it's pretty clear that the first responder, oakland fire, mishandled the case. the paramedic only treated one of the wounds. there was an entry and exit wound. only treated one of the wounds with an airtight dressing. and since this is a chest injury, it must be treated with an airtight treatment. and failure to treat it with an airtight treatment can be fatal and is well-known to be fatal. >> reporter: it is important to note however in the mesherle trial for the shooting of oscar grant that the pathologist testified that cpr or direct pressure would not have saved his life. and the fire chief told the chronicle he did investigate the claims and told the paper they were "preposterous." repeated "from everyone to the
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department and d.a. that they investigate this further, no one is interested. live in oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. new this morning, a warning for people living in the richmond district in san francisco. police say there has been a surge in strong arm robberies, home breakins, car burglaries and graffiti. they have increased the number of plain clothed officers in trouble spots, but they are asking people to be aware of their surroundings. in the case of strong armed robberies they say victims are often approached from behind especially those talking on their cell phones. time now 5:35. san francisco police still searching for suspects in a homicide just days ago on the marina. yesterday divers went in searching for evidence in the stabbing death of 20-year-old dennis molton of washington state. his body was found floating in the water tuesday morning. police suspect that killing was an isolated incident. dennis' former high school classmates held this vigil last
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night. this is in their hometown of lacy, washington. they say they were in complete shock when they heard this. his former girlfriend says he came here to san francisco last year looking for a fresh start and to go to community college. injured giants fan bryan stow is making some progress in his recovery. >> he's began to spontaneously open his eyes. he's started to have some movement of his left arm. and he is intermittently and i again want to focus on the intermittently been able to follow some simple commands. >> doctors at san francisco general hospital have upgraded stow's condition from critical to serious but say he's still not out of the woods yet. stow suffered severe head trauma when he was badly beaten outside dodgers stadium in march. in a few months surgeons plan to replace the section of his skull that they had to remove in order to accommodate brain swelling. time now 5:36. the alameda fire department's
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water rescue training program is back on this morning after that now infamous drowning incident. it's been three weeks since witnesses say alameda firefighters stood by on the beach and watched a suicidal man drown in the bay. the department has reinstated the training program and firefighters can now perform water rescues. just this past sunday three firefighters were able to help assist a rescue of a stranded boater and his two children after their boat capsized. reaction coming into president obama's announcement that he will begin withdrawing u.s. troops from afghanistan. at 5:45 we'll hear from members of congress who want the troops out even faster than the president's plan and those who worry about the impact of the withdrawal on the military's mission. time now 5:37. a marine reservist has been connected to the shootings at several military buildings in the washington d.c. area last year. he was arrested last friday
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after he was spotted in arlington national cemetery in the early morning hours when the cemetery was closed. he was carrying a backpack that reportedly was full of explosives. that turned out to be not true. but police found evidence tieing him to shots fired last year at military buildings in northern virginia. marine recruiting center, marine museum and pentagon. no one was hurt in all the gunfire. the f.b.i. suspected the shooter had some kind of gripe against the marine corps. in just about two hours a group of locked out workers will protest at pleasanton's castle wood country club. this will be the same time the club hosts their biggest tournament of the year. this is video from february of 2010 when the lockout began. the club wants workers to pay 50% of their health care costs. but the 61 workers including cooks, servers and janitors say that's not affordable. all right. time now 5:38. let's check back with sal. let's see what's happening on
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the roads, sal. all right. dave and pam, right now traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area in this early commute. you can see 2378 traffic is looking good all the way up to highway 101. also this morning's commute looks good on northbound 101 approaching the 80 northbound 808 from about high street on up. this morning's drive at the bay bridge toll plaza still so far is light. we don't usually get a crowd until after 6:00. now go to steve. thank you, sal. plenty of low clouds around. courtesy of a stronger on shore push that was not there tuesday when high pressure aloft at the surface gave us toasty conditions especially inland. the coast was nice. it wasn't hot hot but it was nice. that changed. the on shore wind kicked in. cooling continues. yesterday it started even though areas checked in at the 90s inland today 80s for many as the on shore pattern is now in full swing. low clouds kind of pulling off a little bit of a northwest
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wind and cooler air aloft coming in chewing it up san francisco golden gate north. south of that solid and sold out. 50s on these temps. santa rosa 50. livermore which was i think 67 at this time yesterday that's significantly cooler 12 degrees down. 50s here san jose 55, concord 57. 52 san rafael. gusting to 30 that is a turbo charged sea breeze and also napa airport southwest 12 it's all making it out to the delta now and out to the sacramento valleyment system swinging into the north, portland, seattle right there but the tail end of the front will continue to march across us. bringing in cool air aloft. fog to the south. 60s windy at times out of the northwest. morning fog for the bay, breezy, 60s and 7 0z. sunny, breezy, upper 70s now low to mid-80s inland areas. fog mainly again san mateo santa cruz coastline and over
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the bay. hard temperatures today and there were three in my book today when it put this together. santa rosa projections of low 80 i went with 78. pittsburg 75. 80 pleasanton. morgan hill and gill roy 88 yesterday went 82 today. morgan hill 91 went 82 as well. tough call but i think cold air going to make it. lot of 70s. 74 woodside but 65 san bruno and 62 in the city. cooling continues into friday. this saturday we keep it there. slightly warmer monday. well, he's been on the run for 16 years. but now a notorious crime boss is behind bars. where he was captured and how his neighbors are reacting this morning. plus officials say they know a simple way to help close california's budget gap. good morning. westbound highway 4 traffic looking pretty good but it's getting busy in one key area.
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we'll tell you where.
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good morning. low clouds and fog. most of the coast and parts of the bay will retreat. it will be breezy and cooler for inland areas. 50s, 60s coast and bay. 70s and a few low to mid-80s now. all right. time now 5:44. look at this. some people in north dakota running from their homes ahead of what's predicted to be a historic flood. this is bad. the river running through the town of minot is already in the streets. it's submerging roadways and parks. however the national weather service says the worst that's coming some time next week. crews have been trying to build dikes to save some homes and businesses from flooding. almost all 11,000 people in minot have been told to leave
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their homes. here's a quick look at some of the other top stories we're following right now at 5:44. arraignment day in the east bay police corruption scandal. four former law enforcement officers will face dozens of felony charges when they go to court at 8:30 this morning. san jose police are out there looking for this man. look at this sketch. it's an african-american man in his mid-30s about 200 pounds 5'9". police think he's responsible for at least 20 robberies in 10 bay area cities. and today legislation's being introduced in congress that would lift all federal restrictions on marijuana. under the new rules each state would be free to make its own marijuana policy and would be solely responsible for enforcing it. a mob boss who was just captured in southern california is due in federal court today. james whitety bulger arrested at an apartment complex in
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santa barbara yesterday evening. some neighbors say they're surprised by the arrest. >> i don't think i would have recognized him or known him or ever even you know considered that an issue. >> now bulger who is now 81 is one of the f.b.i.'s ten most wanted and been on the run for 16 years. he was the head of a notorious boston gang and wanted for 19 murders. he was also the inspiration for the 2006 film the departed. time now 5:46. nerves were rattled this morning but we are not hearing of any major damage. there was another big earthquake that hit northern japan. take a look at the video. look at the shaking here. it was a 6.7 magnitude quake that hit there yesterday. a tsunami warning was issued but lifted it about an hour later. the i by center farther north than the disastrous quake in march but felt throughout the same region. president obama announced last night that 10,000 u.s.
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troops in afghanistan will come home by the end of this year. >> after this initial reduction our troops will continue coming home at a steady pace. as afghan security forces move into the lead. >> president obama says by the end of next year a total of 33,000 troops will be pulled from afghanistan. his plan is meeting with mixed reaction on capitol hill. now has posted president obama's address in its entirety. just look for the video player on the right hand side of the front page. time now 5:47. a broadway show canceled its 100th show after a stage hand died. it happened last night on the set of the musical how to succeed in business without really trying. police say it appears the 29- year-old worker had a cardiac arrest. they're not suspecting foul play. they delayed the show for an hour. two of the stars including daniel rad cliff, harry potter, he came on stage to announce the show would not go on.
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refunds were offered to the audience. back here at home state tax officials say if everyone who owes back taxes paid those taxes, california's budget problem would be a lot smaller. now the state released a new list of the biggest tax cheats. california's owed $6.9 billion in back taxes. now that would reduce california's budget deficit from $9 billion down to $2 billion and that could help state and local programs including education, health care and state parks. >> those who don't pay are breaking the law and are cheating californians out of things they would otherwise be able to enjoy. >> now ktvu tried to contact the local individuals and businesses on that biggest tax cheaters list but all of them had either moved away or changed their phone numbers. 5:48 is the time. back over to sal. what are you keeping an eye on now, sal? we're looking at the east bay but almost everywhere right now. obviously we watch the whole
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bay area but right now the east bay about the time when it starts getting busier. no such thing so far at the bay bridge toll plaza which usually doesn't get heavy until after 6:00. this morning's commute is going to be okay if you are driving on northbound 880 driving past the coliseum. and it's a very nice drive all the way up to downtown oakland. livermore valley westbound 580 that looks good from the tracy area all the way through livermore, dublin and into castro valley and hayward, union city and fremont traffic off to a nice start. 5:49 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. good morning. temperatures inland yesterday still warm to hot. we had some 90s but they came down. we had low 90s instead of near 100 degrees coast and bay really cool down. guess what? today the air is out there. as the cooling continuing carries us right into saturday. big cooling trend is in full force. not only do we get the wind out of the west but we also have a system digging down out of the pacific northwest and the end
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result is temperatures going way down especially inland areas now that will take the biggest tumble. now low 80s for some instead of upper 90s or 100s. the fog looks like point ray's drake's bay north is fine from about the marin head land south there's a lot of low clouds and fog and that's over the bay. 50s on these temps. santa rosa 50 degrees. cool there. saw tweets people waking up saying it's cool out there. it is. not something we said two days ago when lows were in the 60s. courtesy of a rip roaring flow master enhanced turbo charged sea breeze. west-southwest fairfield 24 gusting to 30. two days ago i think it was southwest at 2 or 3. that's a howling sea breeze. that just bumps in that cool breeze and cooler air. also that system going right about through eureka bringing cooler air aloft. higher locations down about 12
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degrees get up around 1500 or 2,000 feet. everyone taking a tumble. fog mainly south on the san mateo santa cruz coastline. a lot of spreads here on these temps. 60s, 70s fairfield only 80. i went 85 clear lake. 78 santa rosa. st. helena 82. but napa, sonoma 75. 65 richmond. 76 martinez to 86 brentwood, antioch but livermore 81. pleasanton only 80. castro valley 72. san lee an do 68. low 80s, mid-80s santa clara valley couper tin know also 75. burlingame upper 60s. san bruno 65. 59d.c. and palo alto right there 70 degrees. that's the comfort zone. cooling continues into friday, saturday. mainly slightly warmer sunday, monday but maybe another low dropping in for another cool down tuesday, wednesday. thank you, steve. well, the labor department just announced worse than expected
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weekly unemployment numbers. 429,000 people filed for first time employment gains -- unemployment last week. that's up 9,000 from the week before. economists were expecting an increase of about 1,000. unemployment remains at levels that represent slow job growth. american airlines currently has an all boeing jet fleet but there are reports that the airline is now talking to european based air bus to buy at least 100 planes. the final decision on the $8 billion deal could come as early as next month. and this weekend will be the second anniversary of michael jab jackson's death. one company is offering fans an unusual way to remember the pop star. you can take a helicopter flight over neverland, jackson's former mansion in santa barbara county. more than 100 fans have already paid $175 for the half hour flight. can you believe it's been two years? >> i was thinking the same thing. amazing. time now 55:00.
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winging it at the coffee shop. where buying morning coffee feels like you're in a scary movie. plus settling a big battle at the oakland coliseum. this one is off the court. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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spending the next 30 years in prison. authorities say 31-year-old christian hernandez admitted on the job application for the california highway patrol in 2008 that he watches child pornography. after a search of his house, hernandez was charged with child molestation and child pornography. he pleaded guilty. now he could face even more charges on the state. oakland's oracle arena will get an upgrade. the city and county have given final approval to a settlement tied to a five year dispute. the deal calls for major improvements for the arena's sound system. it also provides $4 million to improve the so-called fan experience at warrior games. the warriors new owners reportedly played a crucial role in working out the deal with the landlords. some angry birds are marking their territory at a starbucks in southern
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california. we're not making this up. a handful of customers are being attacked. the birds swoop in sometimes even take a little peck on the patrons heads. >> now when i walk i already like i know -- i'm like whatever. they're going to attack. >> i chose that trash can to throw away my trash in and it just pecked the back of my head. i could feel its feet and everything. >> feeling their feet. animal experts say the birds are probably nesting close by and protecting their offspring. but they're coming. i don't mean to laugh, but they're laughing, the people are laughing. reminds me of angry birds. the popular game. the starbucks would be smart to play off that and have a whole thing. >> that's right. that's happened to me but birds love this rat's nest of a head. good morning everybody. go out and take a look at northbound 880 getting into the west valley. that's off to a nice start. also this morning on the sunol grade we've been watching that traffic is light. we'll be following that. back to dave and pam. all right.
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time now 5:57. he's a robber on the loose this morning and he's terrorizing several bay area communities. a live report just ahead on why police are so determined to catch this thief. plus why four bay area police officers accused of corruption are heading to court in just a few hours. good morning. low clouds, fog give way to breezy sunny conditions but it's going to be cooler inland. we'll have the cooler forecasted highs coming up.
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