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in richmond and explosion blows the walls off a house. why investigators are having trouble locating a cause. and three san francisco officers headed to a call crash into a light pole. we'll have the latest on their conditions and where they were headed. two little girls joined together since birth. the dangerous and delicate operation getting underway at a bay area hospital. the vote today that could change the "occupy san francisco" movement. "mornings on 2" begins right now. good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. investigators are still at the scene of a powerful early- morning explosion in the city
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of richmond. it rocked a house -- that house right there on ohio avenue, almost knocked it off its foundation. kraig debro is out there now talking to investigators. kraig? >> reporter: dave, when i spoke to the fire investigator about 40 minutes ago, told me he was taking a gas indicater in the house. we're in front of the house on ohio. you can actually see all the way through the house. that's because not only was the side wall blown off, also the back of the house basically blown off. now, basically looking at this house, you can see that this was a powerful explosion. now, this is video of the back of the house. you can see through the front of it. in fact, you can't see this. but i can see a b.a.r.t. train through the house from where i'm standing. the whole back of the house blown away from the foundation. i talked to the man in the house. he said it felt like loma prieta all over again. there were four people inside the house. just one of those people had to be transported to the hospital.
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he's already back. the fire captain said it's amazing no one has died. >> in an explosion, you kind of think gas leak. so one of the things we look for is a pg&e meter. normally like any house when your house is running, the dial on the meter spins. we didn't see the dial spinning. >> reporter: the captain says the nature of the explosion independent cade the -- indicated a gas leak. pg&e said the gas was off when they got here. they are looking for a possible gas source. power to the block is still on. there is a house next door, the siding of the house is actually resting against the next door neighbor's house but if you can see through the house, you can see all the way to the backyard. it's obviously not light out there. you can see it's dark out there that's the backyard.
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house. i can want to show you this. fire investigators, there is a man in a purple hat talking to investigators. that's one of the people in the house. we're gone continue to talk to investigators at the scene. all righting -- reporting live in richmond, kraig debro, kut cut -- kraig debro ktvu channel 2 news. a busy intersection is back open after a police car crash sent three people to the hospital. the crash happened just after 1:30 on 19th and potrero. as lorraine blanco tell us live from the scene, the patrol car ended up sandwichthed between a -- sandwiched between the light pole. >> reporter: good morning. the okay pants are expected to sur -- occupants are expected
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to survive. investigators are trying to figure out how the car ended up wrapped around the light pole. the officers were on their way to a man with a knife call a few blocks away at 24th and york when the crash happened but after that, there are still a lot of questions. >> the team uses lasers and other devices to draw stretches -- to draw sketches. and they will be given to a hit- and-run detail. they will come up with a cause of the accident. but it's not been determined. >> reporter: no other cars were involved. the original scene officers were headed to was blocked off.
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a board committee approved a resolution yesterday calling on mayor ed lee and police to avoid the use of force to shut down the occupy encampment at justin herman plaza. the board will consider the meeting at the 2:00 meeting. supervisor and candidate for mayor, john avilos, is behind the measure. and in santa rosa, the city council could decide at its meeting tonight whether occupy protesters should be allowed to camp out. the city told the protesters over the weekend, they could camp out until at least today. previously, the city told the protesters they could not camp out. santa rosa's mayor tells "the press democrat." it doesn't make sense to use police force over the pitching of a tent. "occupy oakland" continues to plan for tomorrow's general strike. "occupy members" held this briefing on the strike.
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they were at telegraph and broadway yesterday. they are calling for people across oakland to join marchings and rallies. it's call -- marches and rallies -- rallies. we have continuing coverage of the "occupy movement" coming up for you at 7:35. pam cook will be back. she'll be reporting how the "occupy camp" in oakland is affecting surrounding businesses. you can always go to the channel 2 website, click on the "occupy protests" tab. thousands of solar energy jobs here in california may be at risk. coming up at 7:15, we will have a live report in our washington, d.c. roam on how congress is feeling about solar energy subsidies after that solyndra bankruptcy.
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2-year-old conjoined twins from san jose are undergoing live changing surgery as we speak. it will be a marathon operation for a team of 20 doctors and nurses. coming up at 7:30, we'll go live to lucile packard hospital to hear about the challenges doctors will face. a chain reaction that started with budget cuts could delay the trial for the sixth people -- sixth person involved in shooting. outsourced court reporter working on the grand jury transcript has taken ill and has not finished them. the documents were due early in november. the trial is scheduleed to begin december 16th. let's go to sal. >> we're gonna start on 280
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northbound. traffic already pretty slow. yesterday, it was a different day. maybe a touch on the late side as people will getting on the road -- are getting on the road later taught. 280 is getting -- later today. 280 is getting into the act. we have a backup for about 20 minutes. no problems on the bridge. 101 san francisco northbound looks pretty good approaching the 80 split at the cover of italy and vienna. police have initiated a felony stop there. police were chasing someone who had stolen someone's cell phone, cops came up, refused to stop and then surrounded the person and now that person is in custody. italy and vienna, avoid the area. let's it go to steve. we have mostly clear skies. a little patchy fog down to santa cruz and monterey. it looks like fog-free from the san mateo coast. there's some areas that are very windy and warm and others that are calm.
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i will show you lows in and is a -- i will show you lows in a second. breezy to windy. mainly higher elevations. sunny, mild to warm. cold morning tomorrow. it will still be sunny. it will be cooler. all eyes on the system dropping down from the north. temperatures on the high side will drop 20 degrees from today into thursday. clouds, wind and some rain, this is more of a colder system. more on that coming up. red flag warning is out in the north and east bay hills. some of the higher elevations even towards the santa cruz mountains, mainly north and east bay hills. strongest gusts about 50 in mount diablo so far. they are picking up. we've seen gusts around 30, 35. clear skies except for that patch of fog that's down towards monterey. stanford is 47. sonoma is 46. santa rosa, 44 and marin
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county, 39. 59 fairfield. 59 livermore. yet drop it 10 for concord, 43 sonoma county harry potter. just incredible -- snow county airport. just incredible. high pressure will be here today and tomorrow and then the system will drop on top of us. that's do that give us a big change. today, breezy and warm. if you don't get the breeze, it will be sunny and news. windy up in the hills -- sunny and nice. windy up in the hills. 74 alameda, hayward, 75. 76, only in san jose, 72 santa cruz. 70s also on the peninsula. the coast will be nice. but it won't be a howling offshore wind for them.
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60s to near 70 degrees. 70s on the peninsula, mainly mid, now tomorrow morning will be cold. it will be sunny and then thursday we drop that system in for clouds, cooler and some rain take that into friday. saturday the weekend looks good. sunday another system drops in. thank you, steve. it's 7:150 -- 7:10. surveillance video of russian supplies -- spies in the u.s. you will see the fbi video.
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good morning. we have very cold lows.
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30s and 40s. other location, 50s and 60s. it will be sunny. a little bit of fog out towards monterey and santa cruz, a lot of low, mid and a few upper 70s. the fbi just released new surveillance video. russian spies, spying here in the u.s. look at the video. it shows anna chapman, in this video she's unknowingly talking to a fbi agent. others show a spy carrying cash in a train station. another shows a rahn spy digging up a pack of money. the ten russian agents were deported last year.
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jared loughner has pleaded not guilty stemming from that january 8th 2008 shooting. six people were killed. 13 others were wounded including congresswoman gabriel giffords -- gab. lshsh -- gabrielle giffords. a judge is asking pg&e to release documents about whether the company used salvaged pipes in for its -- in its national transition lines. in a filing, it's working with the commission to find the documents but says the request for the documents is too vague. there are about 90,000 documents to go through. a report is raising concerns about scenes from pg&e's natural gas pipelines. the chronicle is reporting that the utility knew that the section of hi pipeline that ruptured nearly 40 years ago
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had flawed. it failed a high pressure water test last week. a similar problem contributed to the san bruno explosion. thousands of jobs in california could be on the line as a popular government grant foreign the solar industry runs out by the end of the year. alison burns is live with more. >> reporter: tori, the solar industry has gotten more money from uncle sam than any other renewable energy program and hundreds of companies have benefited. california ranks number one nationwide for solar jobs. right now, the industry employs more than 25,575 people in the state and that's projected to nearly double in the next five years. 467 of the california companies are getting a grant from the treasury department that helps them get cash and write off their assets. the problem is the program runs out of money at the end of the
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year and many in congress are no no mood to renew it. the solyndra scandal that could cost taxpayers $500,000 has soured many in the industry. and tomorrow, leaders are holding a hearing on ending green energy subsidies. it's called ending the green debacle. back to you. >> thank you. starting tomorrow, buyers can bit on parts of the solyndra company. they are selling anything from artwork to supplies. still, the online auction is being called the solar action of the year by the -- by the company handling the deal.
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scientists say the weight and wingspan of small bird like robins, swallows and finches, well, it's increased in the last several years. in pennsylvania, the size of bird there dropped. critics of the oakland zoo's expansion plans are moving ahead with a lawsuit. the "oakland tribune" reports two environment groups have abandoned mediation with the city and zoo. they say the talks were just disappointing. the groups are alleging the city approve the project without a full environment impact report. the zoo wants to build a new veterinary hospital and gondola but critics say that would endanger species. in the mission district at caesar chavez shortly before
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2:00 a.m., a 22-year-old bicyclist was hit. he was taken to the hospital with head trauma. he was not wearing a helmet. police cited the 56-year-old taxi driver at the scene but did not arrest him. a volunteer who was donating her time to a san francisco food drive ended up in the hospital. the woman in need of accused of cutting her with a raiser blade. and the power is still out for many in the northeast -- following the northeast's big snowstorm. one state is getting big help from the president. good morning. northbound 280, traffic moving up to 280. stop and go traffic here begins very close to 101. hey guys, what can i get for you?
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volunteer at a food drive with a raiser blade. the attack happened sunday afternoon in the bay district at third and ma ken nay. the examiner reports there was accusations of a woman cutting in line. there -- there was a scuffle. that's when the woman took out a razor blade and cut the volunteer on the arm. police rushed to the scene and they made an arrest of the woman. today, the east palo alto city down will discuss -- will discuss ways to limit payday lenders coming to their town. that move comes at the same time local leaders are pressuring state lawmakers to put more curb on those businesses. 17 states and the u.s. military have effectively banned cash advances. but in contrast, california is considering an increase in the amount of money that can be borrowed as well as fees and interest rates that borrows can be charged. 7:22. let's get you out the door. sal, are they behaving at the
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toll plaza. they are. there is a little bit of a delay. but we don't have any crashes to report there. let's go outside and take a look at the toll plaza area. no major problems there. once you get on the bridge, it does move well into san francisco. it's pretty typical, the commute, by that, i mean, 20, 25 minutes before you make it on the bridge if you are not using the carpool lanes. we're looking at the san mateo bridge, westbound 92. there was an earlier crash at the high rise. that's bon moved off the bridge and police are taking reports, that kind of thing. the morning commute on 880 nearby. you can see traffic is moving along relatively well. westbound 92 approaching the toll plaza, there's another crash reported there, watch for slow traffic there. so san mateo bridge not doing all that well. let's go to steve. we have clear skies except down towards santa cruz and moonty ray where there's fog hanging tough. it should get chewed up. it will be a sunny, mild to
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warm day. -- a very cold system -- a very cold system will be dropping in. stanford's 47, sonoma's 46. santa rosa's 44. i might add los gatos is also 47 and marshall in marin county are 39. so 59 fairfield to 43 now sonoma county airport. livermore is 39. redwood city -- redwood citi is at 50. if you get the north-northeast wind it's not bad. that's the system at the top of the screen. it's on its way toward us. a lot of cold air will be associated with it. we have a red flag warning. still windy in some of the higher elevations. 60s and 70s -- 60s and 70s to -- a few extra -- low 80s. here comes the system for --
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again, this is a cold system more than it is a rainy system. saturday will be sunshine. more than 1.5 million people are still without power in the east after a rare october storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some cases -- places. it could be friday before the power is back on everywhere. at least 21 deaths have been blamed on the storm. president obama has signed an emergency declaration for connecticut ordering federal aid to that state. 7:25. speaking of connecticut stores are now running out of everything, trying to cope up with the demand for groceries, for firewood and tools the cleanup the are -- to clean up the damage from that storm. a lot of people are struggling to find an open gas station with electricity so they can pump gas. >> the people without power, they have trouble at home. it makes it difficult for
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everybody. we feel sorry for them. wish we could help out more. as we mentioned, president obama signed an emergency declaration ordering federal aid to that state help them recover from the bad storm. >> my home state, we've had a -- so early in the season. it's pretty unusual. 7:25. he was seriously hurt during the "occupy oakland" raid one week ago. now a war veteran's injury is raising concerns about the safety of a deputy sheriff.
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. 7:29. a marathon surgery is now underway at lucile packard's hospital to separate 2-year-old conjoined twins. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: /that's right. anjelica and angelina love dancing and "dora, the
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exprocedurer" -- explorer." they will now be able to live independently for the first time. this is pictures of them with the mom and team of nurses that will separate the twins. last year, they moved from san jose to the phillippines. their aunt says they start -- she started searching the internet for help. it landed them at lucile packard's children's hospital at packard. >> very thankful for dr. hartman. i can't explain how i feel. very thankful. >> reporter: the girls were born attached to the chest, stomach and liver. it's a nine-hour surgery. the riskiest part will be when doctors operate on their shared liveer. >> once you get below the surface, there's no guidelines for separating them. we're physically -- we have to keep our orientation correct so that we are staying in the
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correct plain. so that we're not deviating onto one girl versus the other. >> reporter: the girls' mother says after the surgery she hopes the girls will be able to live normally. when they argue, they can be alone. when they play, they can play together or apart. the lead surgeon says they expect everything to go smoothly. this surgery is not as complicated as the surgery he did on those twins back in 2007 from costa rica. those girls shared a heart. these girls share a heart only at the tip. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning, oakland police are investigating two overnight shootings. the first one happened at midnight at a gas station on golf links road and 580. police say two people were shot several times. both are in serious conditions. it's still not clear what led up to the gunfire. also, a couple of hours later, oakland police rushed a shooting scene on el paseo in
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east oakland. investigators say a young man was shot several times. now he's listed in critical condition. police are still out there looking for suspects. investigators do say the two shootings are not connected. 7:31. new this morning, just hours ago, we learned police found two missing bay area teenagers. the brother and sister vanished late yesterday while their mother was attending classes at san francisco state university from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the two teens were found safe in antioch earlier this morning and they are back with family members. it's still not clear how the 13- year-old and 15-year-old ended up in antioch. this woman's 31-year-old april joy schwartz is behind bars accused of kidnapping her neighbor's children in shasta county. the 5-year-old girl and 7-year- old boy were found safe last night after an amber alert was issued. police say swartz was watching
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the children but they never returned from a fishing trip. the children are okay, police say, and they believe swartz may have been under the influence of controlled staubens -- tub stances. there -- controlled substances. there is a backup at the port. longshoremen are refusing to unload containers that they say are dangerous. reportedly some of those containers have exploded. >> the issues caused explosions. one person died. one person was burned very badly. we learned that somebody had -- [ inaudible ] >> the dock workers want to know which containers were serviced in vietnam so they can take action. negotiations continue between the union, the coast guard
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around the port in trying to solve this issue. 7:33. the san francisco sheriff's department very concerned about the safety of one of their deputies. that deputy took part in the raid on the "occupy oakland" camp a week ago. several websites are blaming him for injuring scott olsen, the iraq war veteran, who suffered a fractured skull. the websites include the deputy's name and his picture. some even include the deputy's home address and phone number. the sheriff's department says there's no proof the deputy had anything to do with the war veteran's injury. well, there's a growing number of people who are tired of the people occupying local cities, particularly business owners. several tell us that they are losing customers because people are afraid to come to downtown oakland. business at taylor sausage stand is now down 40% since the protest started. other businesses such as the washington inn and nightclub say they are also losing
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customers. the oakland chamber of commerce says the efforts to target big corporations is actually hurting a lot of hard-working families. >> this 1% we keep hearing about is located on wall street in new york city. why penalize local businesses who are working to eek out a living for their families and employees? why intimidate them? >> it's been tough. we've had parties and private events cancel on us. they don't want to come in because they are afraid of what could possibly happen. >> the old town merchants association also tells us that some businesses have cut back hours and have had to lay back -- lay off some of interest workers -- some of their workers. the chamber of commerce is calling on the city to step up and key fend businesses --
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defend businesses. jean quan says more jobs show her efforts. residents are in town for a march and rally aimed to save two state parks. the california state park foundation has organized a march to the state capitol it will begin shortly at 8:00. before they left this morning, the benicia group talked about why this is so important. >> this is really gonna hurst us economically within our visitor bureau or residents that use the state park.
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it's really important that the state understands how this impact is gonna i earth -- gonna affect business. >> the protesters will deliver petitions to the governor's office. they will attend an assembly hearing on the proposed park closures. well, a red flag warning is in effect as an offshore flow is bringing warm winds and that's causing a fire danger. the most extreme danger exists at the point reyes seashore, the muir woodses and the national recreation.
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all right. it is 7:37. we want to check in again with sal. boy, bad news at the san mateo bridge. >> that's right, before the bridge, tori and dave, westbound 92 as you head up to the toll plaza area. i want to put it on a map for you here. westbound 92, just as you approach the toll plaza area, a big crash. several lanes blocked. i want to show you the camera that we have. we have some improvements. a little while ago when we were -- maybe about five minutes ago, i saw no cars getting by and now it looks like some are getting by at least. so that means that they are making some progress with this crash. some people are finally getting by. they may be moving into the right shoulder which is good. let's take a look at the bay bridge approaching westbound coming into san francisco. you are going to see some slow traffic. also want to alert you that in san francisco at the -- near -- on california between 8th and 9th, there's a serious injury
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crash. if you live in that area, it's a good area to avoid. let's go to steve. thank you, stir. well, mostly clear skies. we are see -- we are seeing somewhat of a authority easterly wind. it will be a sun -- a northeasterly wind. it will be a sunny day. tomorrow, i think we'll have a cold morning across the board. it will be sunny and nice. it will just be cooler today an then we drop the system dropping in from the gulf of alaska. much cooler. there will be some rain out of it, not a lot. today the wind is more dry. it's warmer. so we get that offshore breeze. my old girlfriend is back in town. that's right, offshore flow. she's back. northeast wind and that means the highest gusts i've seen about -- i would say mount diablo, about 45 to 50. about 25 to 30 above the caldecott. there's some breeze that will
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be about 20, 25 above the board. low humidity. i think after thursday the high fire dakeer is gone. what happens is that system right there, moving into nevada and utah. high pressure comes in behind that. if you get the east wind or north wind, it's mild to warm. yet, stanford's 47. sonoma is 46. santa rosa, 44 niccasio is 39. and i saw a 39 at the coast. sonoma county airport, 43. redwood city is 49. san jose is 56. mountain view, 5. but again, that's at -- mountain view, 56. but again that's at the end. calm conditions, sfo. west-southwest san jose, that's not a warm wind for them. for some it will an -- it will
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be a warm breeze. it's really tough to warm up that much. rain develops by thursday. heaviest rain will be to the north bay, it will be windier and colder. some of the highs will be in the upper 50s. there will be a lot of sun, cloud and wind at times. this looks more like a sierra- nevada event, the one on sunday. today it's sunny. upper 70s for some. 70 in walnut creek, danville. i like 78. pittsburg's in there as well. hayward, 75. pleasanton, 7 o san jose, 60s and -- 70. san jose, 60s. menlo park at 75. along with atherton and belmont. it will be cooler on sunday. here comes the system thursday into friday. there will be lane late thursday into friday. one more system drops in
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sunday, tori. thank you, steve. it is 7:41. just two days after being attacked by a shark, a very lucky surfer is out of the hospital. a nurse rolled 27-year-old eric taratino out of the hospital yesterday. he has no trouble walking. this morning he's back home in monterey. on saturday, a shark bit him. he suffered bites to his right arm and his neck. >> i just want to thank everyone that supported me. all of the my -- all of my friends. especially those in the ambulance. they did a great job. >> the shark also got a -- got a good bite of the surfboard. the bite was just millie meters away from a major artery that could have kill - im, doctors say. officials e-mailed us a few minutes ago saying the waves
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are big enough. the contest has a permit for ocean beach through november 12th. "anonymous" appears to have a new target. how the online hacking group is threatening a certain mexican drug cartel. and an absolutely brilliant idea to track down alzheimer's patients who wander off. it's all about their shoes. i ride muni every day. i enjoy it the most when i'm with sidney. she doesn't notice that it's too crowded or that it can run a half hour late. i'm bevan dufty, and i'm running for mayor because it's not enough to just "get it done"-- we have to get it done better.
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sidney thinks muni is magic. we go underground and come out someplace new-- just us. i want all of us to see it that way.
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u.s. builders spent slightly more in september on
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home construction while manufacturing growth slowed in october. taking a look at the big board, the dow is down. economists predict the federal reserve will take a wait-and-see attitude when their two-day policy ends tomorrow. that's because the fed wants to gauge the action they've taken so far. analysts say at this point, economy and stock markets have strengthened enough to ease fears of another recession. the main focus of the g-20 summit will be the debt crisis and the danger it poses to the world economy. the meeting of the largest 20 industrial and developing nations comes just a week after european leaders devised a plan to cut greece's debt in half.
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greece now is planning to hold a public vote on that plan which is leading to big questions about whether it will pass. this is president obama's fifth group of 20 summit. 7:46. overnight, a house fire in san francisco injured at least one person. the fire -- the firefighters rushed to the scene at 19th and diamond about 3:30 this morning. they were able to put out the flames in about 15 minutes. one person was taken to the o we have no details about injuries. the fire may well have started in a closet but an investigation continues. a trial will start this morning for one of two fairfield sisters. they are charged in connection with a fire that killed their four children. prosecutors say latara and leticia james left their small children alone in an apartment with candles building. latara will go on trial today
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for murder. her sister will be tried separately. police in san francisco are looking for suspects in a shooting in the bayview district. it happened last night on revere avenue. police say a 24-year-old man was shot several times while standing on the street. but he is expected to survive. investigators say the shooting appears to be gang-related. a woman is dead and a wanted parolee is under arrest after a deadly high speed chase in contra costa county. the chase ended in a crash yesterday morning at buchanan and railroad avenue in pittsburg. police say officers tried to stop the silver truck for speeding but the driver drove away. the truck hit a maroon suv and then drove into a wall. a female passenger in the truck was killed and the driver seriously injured. the two people in the suv were also hurt police arrested the truck driver and say he has an extensive criminal history. police in the east contra costa city of oakley arrested
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two suspected bank robbers after a short chase. police say at 3:40 yesterday afternoon, one man walked inside the bank at the -- bank of the west on main street and claimed to have a gun. he demanded crash and ran outside to a waiting truck. police chased the truck a short distance until it ended on a dead-end road. the men tried to run away. police arrested them. "anonymous" appears to have a new target. they just released this new youtube video. they are threatening the sahas group. the hackers say they will release the names, photographs and addresses of those who support the drug cartel if necessary. "anonymous" has targeted several groups before including b.a.r.t. after b.a.r.t. shut down cell phone service to try to stop a protest. and in arizona, a task force says it's busted a crime
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ring ect asked --th connected to the sinaloa cartel. more than 5 million americans suffer from alzheimer's and a new shoe is helping keep track of them. two companies partnered to design this shoe that has gps tracking technology hidden in the heel. the company has already presold 3,000 pairs and they cost about $300 for a pair of those shoes. care givers can monitor the patient's location from the internet or smartphone and will
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get an alert when it's breached. it's estimated that 60% of all alzheimer's patients will become lost at least once. breaking news. very sad news for the clinton family. more on that in a moment. and a very scary landing. have you toe soo this. a new video -- and have you to see this. a plane that just took off from new jersey this morning. we'll tell you what went wrong. and a big change in the weather is on next. spa
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we have breaking news. it's quite sad. we are just hearing that secretary of state's mother has died. clinton had cancelled a trip to london and istanbul this week because her mother was sick and now we're learning that 92-year- old dorothy rodham died early today in washington, d.c.
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dorothy rodham made occasional campaigns appearances with her daughter during her 2008 presidential campaign. she also went on several trips with the first family while bill clinton was president. also new this morning, this video just in showing a boeing 767 making an emergency landing on its belly after its landing gear failed. this happened a short time ago in warsaw, poland. the plane left newark airport in new jersey with 230 people on board. the plane reportedly dropped fuel and circled above warsaw before making the landing. the warsaw airport also closed itself to all other flights in preparation, all of the passengers are now said to be okay. time now, 7:54. well, today in the trial of michael jackson's doctor, a decision is expected on whether he will testify in his own defense. dr. conrad murray's involuntary manslaughter trial may be entering its last day. coming up for you at 8020.
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we'll -- at 8:20, we'll live you live to los angeles and have more. the former chancellor of city college of san francisco faces sentencing today. phillip day pleaded guilty last month to charges of misloosing -- misusing public money and making illegal campaign contributions. prosecutors say he set up a secret account to -- secret account to set up for things like drinks and parking. he will have to pay $30,000 in fines as well as restitution to the school. 7:55. we want to check in with sal again. >> good morning. traffic is going to be busy if you are driving across interstate 880. let's say you are driving through oakland or heading south. it's slow approaching i had street but not too bad. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, we we have a rather large delay there coming into san francisco as i check
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out the commute. no major problems. but a lot of slow traffic as you drive up to pay the money. let's talk about highway 92. the accident has cleared. two vehicles on the shoulder. traffic, however, is gonna be slow. it's fine once you make it onto the bridge. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a lot of sunshine today. we'll have mild to warm conditions. a little bit of fog. sunrise over the big city. beautiful sunrise, orange in there, pink. a little bit of a northeast wind for some. not too strong. jet stream stays to the north for two more days. and then it's going to dive right over us. today we have a lot of sunshine. cold to mild in the morning. anywhere from 30s to 60s for lows. breezy and windy in the hills it will be sunny after that little bit of fog disappears.
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stanford is 47, sonoma 45, marin county, 39 along with marshall. just incredible low temperatures for some. 40s, 50s on this panel. kind of a cool reading. i think it's very mild for some. very cool for others and distances not that far away. our system, though, will clear out and that will give us a lot of sunshine here, windy in the hills. fog near santa cruz. that should burn off. there could be a few isolated 80-degree temperatures. clearing -- clearing, decreasing wind tonight and cold wednesday morning. then sunny, not as warm. cold system drops in. this will be a big snow producer. we'll get some rain, i think the main message will be colder. saturday looks good. it won't be very warm. snow level by the way will get below 3,000 feet so traveling to the mountains, be ready. >> all right. thank you. a big day in the" occupy san francisco "movement, a vote that could give the
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demonstrators some powerful support. >> reporter: three san francisco officers rush to the host early this morning after their car hit as light pole. we'll have the latest on their condition. and what investigators in the richmond explosion are looking at to try to determine the cause of the early-morning blast. [ man ] i got this citi thank you card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes, i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] write your story with the citi thankyou premier card, with no point caps, and points that don't expire. get started at
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori cam b. >> i'm dave clark. it's tuesday -- i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's tuesday, november 1st. there was a powerful explosion this morning in the city of richmond. investigators are still there at the scene. it really rocked that house, almost knocked it off the foundation. kraig debro is there and has the latest from the investigators. >> reporter: good morning, dave. in the light of day you can really see what this explosion did. this is just one side of the house here. you can see the wall is basically blown off. there's actually a piece of the house that they have used to drop -- to prop up the side of the house. the explosion was first called in around 2:30 this morning by a neighbor.
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when the fire department got here, they found not only this wall blown off on the side but the back almost completely blown off from the roof and the foundation. there was one person who was injured. there were four people in the house. one person was taken to the hospital. he's already pack here at the scene. one -- back here at the scene. one of the others, he relented and said he would talk to the media. he says he's in shock. >> not sure. it looks like somebody threw a bomb inside the window to me, i don't know. >> one of the things we looked for was a pg&e meter because normally just like any house when your gas is running, the dial on a meter spins. so if there was some type of leak that would be spinning excessively and we didn't see that at all when we got here. >> reporter: if you take a look at the live picture, there's something from pg&e with a gas detect. unfortunately, she went -- with a gas detector. unfortunately, she went behind
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the gas truck now. all in the who us are okay. the captain says it's remarkable that nobody was -- all in the house are okay. the captain says it's remarkable that nobody was hurt. they are trying to eliminate different possibilities. so far they are not centered in on a cause for this. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:02. we're learning more about the three san francisco police officers injured during an overnight car crash. it happened just after 1:30 this morning at 19th and potrero. lorraine blanco is there. we understand you just received an update on the condition of the officers. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we did. a public information officer with the san francisco police department told us earlier in morning that those three officers were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. we were just told one of those officers is listed in critical condition. we don't have the names of
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those officers just yet but you can see some dramatic video we got early this morning, showing firefighters pulling in an officer from the wrecked car. we saw another officer in a neck brace being treated on the scene. those three officers were originally headed -- headed with a home with a man that had a knife at 24th. they never made it there. one officer is listed in critical condition. another officer is listed in fair condition and a third officer is expected to be released later today. reporting live in san francisco, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:03. san francisco board of supervisors will vote today on whether it should officially support the occupy movement. yesterday, a -- yesterday, a board committee supported a measure to avoid using force to shut down the occupy movement at justin herman plaza. they will debate this at the 2:00 meeting this afternoon.
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supervisor and candidate for mayor, john avilos, is behind the measure. in santa rosa, the city county could decide tonight whether occupy protesters will be able to continue camping on the lawn in city hall. they were told they could camp out until at least today. 8:03. occupy oakland is continuing to prepare for tomorrow's general strike. occupy members held a briefing on the strike yesterday at telegraph and broadway. they are calling for people across oakland to join planned marches and rallies. it's all meant to protest police attacks, the closures of schools and libraries and a so- called unfair, economic system. tomorrow's strike will include a march on the port of oakland with the goal of shutting down the port before the 7:00 p.m. shift. we have continuing coverage of the occupy movement coming
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up at 8:15. pam cook will report on that. and you can always go to dozens of people were weeked from their -- were evacuated from their apartments overnight. firefighters say they were able to contain the kitchen fire. they knocked it down pretty quickly. luckily, nobody was hurt. doctors from how are more than one hour into what -- are now more than one hour into what could be a nine-hour operation on conjoined twins. when it's all over, the two girls could be accept straighted. beautiful little girls -- separated. beautiful little girls. coming up at 8:350, we'll take you live -- 8:30, we'll take you live to the hospital and show you pictures of the girls
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in the operating room. the san mateo county board of supervisors is picking up a controversial bike trail repair project today. the board should finally decide whether to accept $8.4 million from stanford university to improve the path along alpine road. the road has rejected it twice due to concerns from kzs about congestion in the area. but -- froms residents about congestion in the area. but many say it's needed for their safety. there are a lot of cyclists. every time i go down there, i see them. >> i'm sensing congestion is
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quite apropos right now. >> reporter: yes, it is. we're gonna start off at the bay bridge because certainly that affects, i thinks the most -- well, one of the commutes that's the busiest, let's put it that way. i'm not exactly sure what the heaviest is. 101 san francisco, that looks pretty good. northbound 101, a little bit busy but not a bad commute into the city. of course, we had an earlier accident on the san mateo bridge. that's been cleared to the shoulder now. i want to make sure that we check in with the south bay because almost every freeway there, 85, 280, 101, all slow this morning, getting into the valley. 8:07. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> you are welcome, steve. a little patchy fog. some lows are really cold this morning. some are mild to warm, depending on if you get that northeast wind. it will be sunny, mild to warm,
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everybody today but then a little transition tomorrow. big change in the weather starts on thursday. i want to get the message out because snow level went out in the sierra. it will plunge to 3,000 feet by friday. it will be a big change, even here. breezy to windy. mild to warm. one of the warmest days we'll see for a while. cold morning tomorrow. it will still be sunny. it will just be a little cooler because we'll lose the northeasterly breeze. much cooler thursday and friday. wind, some rain. this is not a big rain producer. it's more of a snowplow december ur-- producer -- it's more of a snow producer. marin county, 39. santa rosa, 42.
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sonoma, 45. higher elevations of alamo, 59. you get to rossmore and la fayette, it's 44. san rafael is 48. 55, though in the city which is warmer than oakland, barmer -- warmer than concord. 49 reddwood city. north wind at 12. calm, santa rosa. south-southwest san jose at 5. that's not a warm direction for them. it looks like parts of the peninsula, coast, even though it will be sunny. sunny today but then all eyes will go on -- on that guy right there. it will drop straight down on us. that will change our weather big time. rain will develop by thursday afternoon/evening. i will tackle the time tomorrow. but it's a cold system. as that slides by, our temperatures will plunge.
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we'll see another -- in the in thes they will get some pretty -- in the mountains they will get some pretty good snow. walnut creek 78. berkeley, 75. 77 saraer to ga. san jose, at 76. 60s, 70s on the coast. 70s in the city. south san francisco to burlingame. palo alto, woodside, mountain view, all around 75, 76. sunny tomorrow. it will be cold tomorrow morning and here comes the system thursday and friday. sunday the next system drops in. 8:10. gotta show you this. you are not looking at a new fountain in crockett. that's what happened after a west contra costa county bus hit a fire hydrant last night
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at the corner of 2nd avenue. it took fire crews several minutes to cut off that connection to the hydrant. they did it, luckily, no injuries were reported. 8:10. a simple halloween party invitation, why it's provoked outrage and the attention of the secret service. aaron, you're all set. great, thanks.
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good morning. there you go. sunny. an e-mail depicting president obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his head is being condemned across virginia. the louden county republican party used the image in a halloween party invitation. republican governor robert mcdonald called it shameless. the chairman issued an apology saying it was not meant to imply that the president should be armed -- harmed. today, many of the republican presidential candidates will take part in a
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forum in iowa. the two front-runners, herman cain and mitt romney, will not be there. many of the candidates are increasing the amount of time they are spending in iowa. the iowa caucus is coming up just two months away now on january 3rd. and there will not be a presidential debate in the bay area next year. st. mary's an and dominican -- st. mary's and doe min min kin -- dominican found out they would not be hosting the debates. next year, presidential debates will be held at the university of colorado in denver. hofstra university in new york. lynn university in florida. a vice presidential debate will be sold at centre college in -- will be held at centre college in kentucky.
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california may lose millions of dollars in unspent federal money. a state audit found that california could lose more than $280 million in federal stimulus money. for example, two state agencies received $411 million that was supposed to be spent on increasing energy efficiency. at a hearing it was reported -- reported that 64% of the fund have been spent. money not spent by march 31st has to be returned. well, a popular federal grant for the solar energy runs out at the end of the year. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. alison? >> reporter: that's right. congress create -- created the grant two years ago as part of the big economic stimulus plan. it's been a benefit for hundreds of local companies.
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california ranks number 1 nationwide for solar jobs. the industry employs more than 25,575 people in the state. that's projected to nearly double in the next five years. now, 467 local companies have received hundreds of millions of dollars through that treasury department grant program. but the grant is running out at the end of this year. the solar energy association -- association says layoffs will be prevented and as many as 37,000 jobs created nationwide if the program is renewed but many in congress are no no mood to help the solar industry. the solyndra scandal could cost taxpayers $500 million has prompted careful scrutiny. reporting live from alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right.
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alison -- alison, thank you. solyndra, selling some of its assets online. the fremont based company will sell some of its heavy equipment and tools as well as artwork. the sale starts tomorrow. it will run through thursday evening. the auction house says it's only considering items not considered essential for the company business. 8:18. the san francisco board of supervisors will decide today whether to regulate nudity. scott wiener introduced the legislation in september. it would man naked people from restaurants and require that towels be placed on towels and benches before nudists sit down. $100 fine for the first offense, $200 for the second. a third offense $1,000 and
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possibly a year up -- and possibly a year in jail. coming up next -- the michael jackson trial that could turn the whole trial upside down.
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welcome back. we're gonna check traffic with sal. >> getting to the bridge in oakland is pretty slow if you are driving into san francisco. a lot of people are also going to downtown oakland. so all right take a look at the entire east bay, starting with oakland. 880 northbound. you will see slow traffic all the way up to the toll plaza. once you get to the toll plaza, there is a pretty big delay. it's improving a little bit as we get into this later 8:00 hour. no problems on the bridge. highway 4 antioch, stop and go. it's imprommed a little bit in -- improved a little bit in pittsburg but slow traffic after a minor crash on treat boulevard. if you are driving on southbound 880, that traffic is slow. and then in the south bay, slow on 85 and 280 in cupertino. sunshine today, mild and warm. there's some very cold lows
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here this morning especially up in marin county. a little patch of fog down towards santa cruz/monterey. that's all i could find. i don't think that will amount to much. sunny, mild, warm temperatures. 50s 60s -- 50s, 60s rio vista, bethel island. marshall, 38. increde cool for some. very mild for others. starting to bounce off some of those lows. one system moves out. high pressure is our fair- weather friend. red flag warning out in the north and east bay hills. 60s 70s, a few mid- to upper 70s. it looks good. it will be sunny. then we cloud it up, rain moves in. mainly cold and windy into friday. another system drops in sunday.
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just so people know, this will not be a big rain event for us. it will be a pretty big snow event for the mountains. 8:23. he was seriously hurt during the "occupy oakland" raid. now a war veteran's injury is raising concerns about the sheriff's deputy. >> reporter: we're live in stanford where the surgery to separate conjoined twins have started. we have fresh pictures from the operating room to show you -- coming up. @
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as we're talking to you now, doctors in palo alto are in surgery. they are operating on 2-year- old conjoined twins. at stanford's lucile packard hospital. tara moriarty is there with an update and you have photos from the operating room. >> reporter: good morning. we just spoke to hospital staff. we asked them how the surgery is going. they say it's still too early to tell but the surgery started two hours ago. this is a nine-hour operating procedure. if everything goes off without a hitch, angelina and an jely cau will be able to -- anjelica will be able to live independently for the first
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time in their lives. >> i think god has a plan. >> reporter: we met the family yesterday. they are all here right now in support last year, they moved to san jose from the phillippines. their aunt says she started searching the internet for help and it landed them at lucile packard hospital at stanford. >> >> like i said i was heapless before i found -- hopeless before i found dr. hartman and i cannot thank enough, dr. hartman and the team. >> now, ika and ina, as their mother calls them, are like many girls. and she says after the surgery, she hopes can live normal lives. it's a nine-hour surgery.
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the rinkkiest part is the operation on the surgery -- riskiest part is the operation on the liver. we'll be here throughout the morning. we were told they hope to have the twins separated sometime before noon and they will begin the reconstruction phase of the surgery. so we'll keep you posted. live from palo alto, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. here's a question -- will he or won't he? today we're expected to find out if michael jackson's doctor, dr. conrad mur murray, will testify. adam housley is live outside the courthouse in los angeles. good morning, adam. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the judge has asked -- has asked the doctor, conrad murray, a couple of times whether he would testify including yesterday at the end of court yesterday, the judge asked dr. murray do you want to
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testify? dr. murray said he had not made a decision yet. the judge said i will give you one more day and i will ask you one more time if you want to testify. at that time you have to give me a final decision. that will happen this morning. meantime, the last couple of days it's been dr. paul white. he's been the star witness for the defense at least on thursday and friday. yesterday the prosecution took his testimony apart. the young even telling the witness he had to answer questions directly. several times calling the jury out of the room so he could talk to council as well as dr. white. but at one point, the prosecutor got the star witness for the defense to admit even he wouldn't have given propofol to michael jackson. >> other than time concerns are you saying you would do it? >> i'm saying i wouldn't even consider it. >> is that because of concerns
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of time? >> it's -- it's something that no amount of money could convince me to accept or take on as a responsibility. >> reporter: again, that was dr. paul white, the star witness for the defense, being cross-examined by the prosecution yesterday. there were a number of times that the prosecutor made strong points with this star witness for the defense. there's still a little more questioning that will go on and then the defense is expected to call one more been -- one more witness. there's a chance by the end of the day, this could be all ready to go for closing arguments. the judge could give the day tomorrow for the defense team and the prosecutor -- could give the day tomorrow to prepare for that. if everything goes as planned, the chances are we could hear closing arguments on thursday. if dr. murray is found guilty he could face four years behind
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bars. adam housley, ktvu channel 2 news. it is 8:31. the san francisco sheriff's department is concerned about the safety of the -- of a deputy. that deputy took part on the raid on the "occupy oakland" camp one week ago. several witnesses are blaming him for injuring scott olsen, the iraq war veteran who suffered a fractured skull. some sites include the name and phone number of the deputy and some even include his address. the sheriffive said there's no proof -- the sheriff said there's no proof that the deputy had anything to do with that injury. there's support for the growing occupant but there is also the business owners who are getting tired. many businesses say they support the movement but that the efforts to target big corporations is actually hurting small mom and pops. taylor sausage stand is in the
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swans office building. the manager says while the protests have gotten loud, business is quiet. >> asas far as business being hurt we're down about 40% easily. >> they say this is all to get after the 1%. what about the mother who has to cash a check to go to the doctors or to pay a bill that she needs to pay and the banks are not open? >> now, the manager of the washington inn says customers are checking out early to avoid any potential problems during the planned general strike tomorrow and the oakland chamber of commerce is now calling on the city to step up and defend their businesses. >> time now is 8:33. oakland mayor jean quan is gee -- jean quan is defending herself in a recall effort and says what she's accomplished in less than a year does not -- does not warrant a recall. yesterday, they pointed out the rehiring of 36 police officers after negotiating pension reform. she also noted how her grant
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will provide for 25 more police officers and $22 million in grants should create about 3,000 jobs at the port of oakland. the illness of a court rearer may delay -- of a court reporter may delay the trial of a german tourist killed in 2010 in san francisco. according to "the examiner" the court reporter transcribing grand jury testimony has become ill and has not completed the report. the documents were due in early october. because of budget cuts, court router work is being outsourced. san francisco police say a taxi driver who hit a bicyclist had just run a red light. it happened in the mission district at caesar chavez and guerrero street shortly before 2:00 sunday morning.
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paramedics took the 22-year-old bicyclist to san francisco general hospital with head trauma. he was not wearing a helmet. police cited the 5-year-old taxi driver at the scene but did not arrest him. police say the investigation is still open. in san francisco's doe row less park, a debate is heating up between neighbors and food trucks. a group recently protoasted the application of a hot dog cart that wanted to set up shop near the park. neighbors say the park is already overduesed -- other overused. there's currently one food truck in the middle of the park but some neighbors are against that because they say it privatizes the park. supervisor scoot wiener has introduced legislation that would hey lou the recreation of parks department to move that truck to the outskirts of the park. 8:35. sal, what's happening out there now. >> right now, things are evening out, dave and tori. good morning to you.
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right knew. >> traffic is going to be still a little bit slow. we're gonna start off with hayward. a lot of people have been complaining about that san mateo bridge commute. we had an earlier crash leading up to the bridge. that's gone. but the traffic has not recovered quite yet. it's a -- let's move to the south bay. we're looking at traffic on 2890 and 880 and also 85 and 101. let's go out to some live pictures. wayent to show you the toll plaza. that's about a 15-minute delay before you get in the city. i want to show you the 280/880 interchange because you can see for yourself. our maps are not lying. 280 northbound, 880 northbound as well. let's go to steve. a lot of sunshine. for some it's been a cold morning. for others we have a red flag warning out. this may be the warmest day of the week maybe for a while now as big changes start to come in on thursday. we went get a lot of rain out
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of the system. it will be much, much colder. it's good for sunshine. 30s to 60s on the lows. breezy to windy. most of the wind is in the higher elevations. it's been decreasing. mount diablo has gone from about 47 to 35. right above the caldecott, i've seen the same, about 20 in the santa cruz mountains. cool morning. cool morning. then we usher in a system on thursday. this will be a bigger snow producer than rain producer we'll get the wind anded cooler temperatures. today we can bask in the sunshine. temperatures today will be mid- to upper 70s for many. even on the coast it looks pretty good. any easterly breeze or -- greenbrae, 39. marshal and the valley at 33. santa rosa made it to 42. sonoma 45.
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favorfield, 59. 45 sonoma county airport. i've seen dam dash some of the higher elevations in marin county are in the upper 50s. 49 redwood city, to 57 san jose. i think that readwood city is probably an hour old. north at 12 fairfield. some areas will warm up today. others will just be sunny and nice. tomorrow looks good. it will be chilly in the morning. here we go. it will be ushering in a colder system. that system dropping down. that will be a bigger system. snow level could drop to below 3,000 feet as we head into the weekend. just so you know we don't get a lot of rain out of this. but it will turn colder. sun and clouds. windy at times. today, it will be breezy and warm for many. windy in some of the higher elevations. 70s, low mid- to upper. same for brentwood.
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temperatures will be close. they are getting a brees so livermore has been running warmer. 76 woodside. 77 san carlos. redwood city, -- redwood city, 72. >> all right, steve. 8:39. an investigation continues this morning after three san francisco police officers were hurt when their patrol car crashed into a light pole. it happened at 19th and potrero just after 1:30 this morning. lorraine blanco is there. we understand one of the officers is in critical condition. >> reporter: good morning, yes, he is. that is as we peek at san francisco general. november officer is listed in fair condition and a third officer is expected to be
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treated and released later today. the only sign out here right now of the accident are some big skid marks on the road bey. we were first on scene -- roadway. we were first on scene and we have dramatic video of firefighters pulling the officers to safety. the officers were on their way to a plan with a knife call when they crashed. now, a special investigations unit is working on why they never got there. >> they use lasers and other devices to draw sketches of the intersection. any evidence will be noted. i will be given a hit-and-run debail and they will come up with the cause of the accident but that's not been determined at this -- not been determined at this point. no other cars were involved in the crash. the scene officers were headed to was resolved by another u -- resolved by another unit. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 250 minutes before 9:00.
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the boycott involving -- 20 minutes before 9:00. the boycott involving safety concerns.
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the selling kents on wall street just as it looked like stocks were coming out of their slump for the summer. the surprise greek referendum that could scuttle the plan to resolve the european crisis, and there's economic news out. home builders picked up the pace a little bit while manufacturing growth slowed in october. gm sales were up 2% in october. right now, the dow currently down 282. financial sector's took is down 4%. nasdaq down 70. s&p down 33. new this morning, bank of appears -- bank of america appears to be dropping its 5- dollar a month debit fee. the move follows announcements
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from j.p. morgan chase and wells fargo that they would not charge their own fees for bank of america use. bank of america said it usually needed -- it needed the fee because of new debit card regulations but there was so muchback lash that they will be dropping the fee, according to the wall street journal. the full board of supervisors will vote on whether it should officially support the occupy movement. look at this. a long line of trucks still parked outside the portland of oakland this morning. dock workers are refusing to unload the containers at two terminals containing some of the refrigerated containers will explode. according they were -- apartly they were improperly serviced
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in vietnam. this explosion rocked this rouse on ohio street and -- this house on ohio street and almost knocked off its foundation. kraig debro has more. >> reporter: the slats on the blinds on the window. now that we can get a billion closer, i can show you there is a bedroom right here and the window was blown out by the exblogs, not sure if anybody was sleeping there at -- explosion, not sure if anybody was sleeping there at the time. it ripped most of the house from the foundation. the investigation is focused in the back of this hole. the fire explosion happened some where back here. the cause is still under investigation but there's a a number of things that could have -- there's a number of things that could have caused
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this. we're not sure yet. a pg&e worker walked the neighborhood with a gas detector. the four people survived the blast. >> it's pretty miraculous they got out alive. the cause is under investigation. so we're not exactly sure yet. but just the fact that we had two people in the back, two people in the front that made it out alive, is pretty remarkable. the man in the purple hat went to the hospital. he escaped serious injury. he did not want to talk to us. the homeowner declined an interview as well. you can see there is a guy from pg&e, he's still out here. there's another person out here with the gas detector. he said nothing out of the ordinary so far. but i talked about the extension cord a second ago, we just saw fire investigators take the extinction cord we saw in the back of the -- extension cord we saw in the back of the
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house to take with them for the investigation. >> reporting live in richmond, ktvu channel 2 news. a state hearing today will focus on the record-keeping of pg&e. the public utilities commission wants an administrative judge to order pg&e to release documents about whether the company used salvaged pipes for its national gas transmission lines. pg&e says it's working with the commission to find those documents but says the request is too vague. it says there are about 90,000 documents to correct. there are also some new concerns about how pg&e has been inspecting its natural gas pipelines. the chronicle reports the section of pipeline near bakersfield that failed last week had been tested before. the paper reports those tests were testing for corrosion, not weak wells. a problematic weld is blamed for that san bruno explosion.
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authorities in kansas now releasing the frantic 911 phone calls about the explosion of a grain elevator over the weekend. >> 911. what is your emergency? >> hurry! oh, my god! hurry! hurry! oh, my god, it blew up! >> saturday's explosion killed six workers and left two others badly burned. unstable conditions prevented search crews from finding three of the victims killed until yesterday. an investigation continues. it is 8:49. we're just learning that two bay area men will be among 50 champions of change to be honored at the white house on thursday. one is dale doherty of sebastopol. he's the founder of "make." a do it yourself magazine. the other is bruce rasmussen of fairfield. he led the development of a
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first-of-its-kind solar pumping water system. the champions of change program recognizes people for the work they are doing to better their communities. 8:49. well, republican presidential candidate herman cain is claiming he's the victim of a witch hunt. he said he was falsely accused of sexual harassment. his version of the claim filed against them in the 1990s is different a lot -- has differentedsh -- has differed a lot from those in politico. >> i was standing next to her and i said, you are the same height as my wife. my wife is 5 feet tall and she comes up to my chin. this lady was 5 feet tall and she came up to my chin. obviously she thought that was too close for comfort. >> one of the women said that he invited her up to the hotel room and made sexually explicit
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suggestions to her that made her feel uncomfortable. >> two women were paid -- paid five-sig settle -- five-figure settlements because of these claims. herman cain said he didn't know of such projects -- products. the coalition says johnson & johnson's baby shampoo contains two chemicals considered harmful for children. the group says for more than two years, it has asked the company to remove the chemicals from products sold around the world, including the u.s., china and the united kingdom. johnson & johnson says it's phasing out the use of chemicals even though they are allowed by u.s. regulators. you can read more about this. just search the news team. you can find news updates and send us messages and story idea. 8:5 is. one of the stars of the -- 8:51
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one of the stars of "glee" is headed home to the phillippines after finding out her father was killed. the 19-year-old's star's estranged father was fatally stabbed with an ice pick at a store. police say it happened after he bumped into a drunk man an he became upset. now, the star is apologizing to fans via feet for having to cancel the -- fans via twitter for having to cancel their performance. kim kardashian filed for divorce from kris humphries yesterday after their wedding in august. that now leaves the e network with a big decision to make. they paid up to $15 million for the wedding's television rights. e has been replague the wedding
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-- replaying the wedding every day since the debut. they are deciding whether to pull the wedding off the schedule. >> and we did a closeup of the ring. i think there's debate about whether she gives it back. who will keep that ring worth millions of dollars. an emergency landing in warsaw. the trouble the pilot ran into after taking off from new jersey. the big honor that two san francisco giants could take home tonight. starting my progresso soup for lunch plan, huh. nope,
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just having some tender chicken and some tasty noodles.
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let's see...south western vegetables...60 calories. ya' know those jeans look nice. they do? yup. so you were checking me yup. out? [ male announcer ] progresso. 40 soups 100 calories or less. being sent to the back of a freezer. and it's all because someone said "tacos." old el paso. when you gotta have mexican.
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two members of the san francisco giants may be awarded gold gloves tonight. pablo sandoval is one of three finalists for third base in the league. he is up against polanco and brave native daniel of the cardinals. now, carlos beltran, he's up for the gold glove in right field for plays like that. he's up against andre ethier. new details about the emergency plane landing in warsaw, poland. the plane landed on its belly after the landing gear field. the plane left newark airport in new jersey with 230 people on board. the pilots discovered a problem with the landing gear mid-
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flight. they dropped fuel mid-flight. everyone is okay. well, it is ticket tuesday day. 25 lucky winners will win tickets to the harvest festival. the know, the harvest festivals are the largest indoor/outdoor crafts shows of its kind on the west coast. for your chance to win, go to do it before midnight. scroll down to the "right now" tab and put in the word "artisan." okay. sal? >> we still have slowing out there. let's take a look at what we have about the -- with thele 8 -- with the 880 freeway slow. bay bridge toll still backed up for about a 10 to 15 manufacture minute delay. san jose, northbound 280, slow getting up to highway 17.
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it will be sunny, nice and warm today. temperatures kind of cold for some today. after that, tomorrow looks good but a little cooler. we do have a red flag warning out in the north bay hills. >> thank you, steve. that's our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> also be sure to join the news at noon for the very latest on the separation of the conjoined twins at stanford. we're always here for you at and mobile ktvu.
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