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>> reporter: so many things went wrong with the crash, even if she had a permit, it would not have mattered. >> you need to have a passenger sitting up front with you with a valid driver's license. >> reporter: the chp says speed and a car full of teens played a role. >> inexperienced driver, no training, and as a result, you know, we have, you know, 3, 4, people nearly lost their lives. >> reporter: chp says the only silver lining the driver was wearing a seatbelt so her injuries were minor and no
alcohol was involved. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland police are trying to figure out a motive in the death of a father dunned down while -- gunned down while working with his son. we brought you live on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 last night. it happened near the bart station in east oakland. investigators are going over video hoping to spot tyrell smith's killer. the family told ktvu today he was a stay at home dad and trying to turn his life around. >> you killed him with his son, you could have killed the baby. >> the mother is calling on any witnesses to please come forward. student will return to oikos university three weeks after a gunman killed 7 people there. one goh ko was arrested for shooting 10 people in all.
classes will resume on monday but nursing classes will be held elsewhere. we are less than a half hour away from the ceremony that will bring the 49ers to the south bay. ktvu's robert handa is live where crowds are gathering. robert? >> reporter: the game clock is sticking down for the ground breaking ceremony here in santa clara. as you can see and hear the fesivities have already started. there has bib a lot of -- has been a lot of entertainment. music, all taking place in front of the main stage. for fans and supporters who helped get the measure passed today's celebration is almost surreal. >> i think i gave it a 20-80 chance of happening.
>> we can't believe it but it is finally here. we will have a stadium. 1347 say the deal is -- >> reporter: some say the deal is about more than sports. >> great for the city. >> reporter: some are concerned about traffic and the financing. gavin newsom says the only consolation for him is the team is still the fran 49ers. >> -- the san francisco 49ers. >> you get the benefits without the burden. we will still have super bowl parties in san francisco. >> reporter: if they can work it out, there could be a super bowl here in 2016, two seasons after the stadium opens. the ceremony is scheduled for 6:30. if it happens before that we will bring it to you live and we will have reports at 7:00 and 10:00. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. and right now on www.ktvu.com you will find a
link to the new stadium website. click on web links. more than 50 students at berkeley high school have been implicated in a scheme to break into the attendance cute and erase their absences. two are facing expulsion, 32 have been suspended and 20 others could also be punished. >> we just happened to notice something was weired. string started leading towards other strings. >> officials say they have also contacted the police department. two leaders that worked with a community in san jose are accused of cheating their hard working clients out of their retirement. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in san jose with the warning signs some people say
they saw. >> reporter: frank, we are hear at the mexican american community services agency and this is the felony complaint that was filed against the former ceo and cfo. they stole tens of thousands of dollars from employees' retirement funds. >> reporter: the district attorney announced this morning that former ceo and former cfo tricked between 50-100 employees by stealing from them. >> without their knowledge or content, $1 million for their retirement accounts was illegally diverted. >> reporter: both are being charged with grand theft. a two year investigation into what was going on at mexican american community services agency, a nonprofit agency. the district attorney says between 2004 and 2009 they
stopped making payments into employee's retirement funds, even though it continued to appear on payroll stubs. >> money to make the payments were spent on less important things, such as office supplies, food, electronics. >> reporter: the defense attorney says his client is distressed with the charges and trying to keep services afloat -- afloat. it appears the retirement contributions were used to pay for raises she received. former employees react. >> ref leaf that they would -- relief that they will be held accountable. >> reporter: it will be unknown if they will get their money back. if convicted each of them can
face three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. reporting live, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. the state public utilities commission fined pg&e $20 million in two separate actions. they ordered them to pay $16.76 million to failure to conduct gas safety tests as far back as 1993 and $3 million for failing to comply with a records search. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi has lost his bid to be reinitated with pay -- reinstated with pay. a judge ruled he will not lift the suspension. he was suspended after pleading to domestic violence charges. they will begin proceedings monday on whether to remove him from office. people opposed to marijuana
use spoke out today. [ music playing ] >> the group is encouraging kids to get involved in other activities tomorrow. they say public spoking of marijuana on 4/20 sends the wrong message. >> we will not give one day to pot spokers. we will not give one day to drug use. what will be next a crack day? >> a group of marijuana supporters offered a counter protest. a bill to stop employers from asking highers to hand over their log ins passed today. it would bar colleges and universities from requesting that information. shares of partly sunny doubled on their first day of
-- splunk doubled on their first day of trading today. the shares were priced at $17 but they closed at $35 a share. that is a gain of 109%. rumors are swirling that facebook will issue its ipo four weeks from today. they are siting sources saying they are looking at may 17 as a possible launch date. the company will be valued at $100 billion. the future of high-speed rail system may be in doubt. they met in sacramento today to discuss two possible routes from san francisco to the central valley. one would go over the pass, the
other over the other pass. >> both have pluses and minuses. they take us through san jose, which is challenging going through a city. >> this afternoon they boarded to recertify. caltrans spent the day tackling a dirty problem alock highways. they always set aside one day a year on cleaning up trash around earth day. here you can see employees picking up trash. they say they spent $50 million removing litter during the last fiscal year. these oysters are on the menu for a scientific study, the clues they are giving scientists about a oil spill.
san jose police say a homeless man is behind bars for the death of his wife. officers say he was arrested yesterday. his wife was found on south second street monday night suffering from severe burns and she died at the hospital. police say witness statements and evidence are what led them to the man.
a dive team returned in morgan hill today in the search for sierra lamar. they used sonar to transmit underwater images. only on 2 tonight, a womb says she was -- a woman says she was bitten over a parking space in san francisco. and today she showed us her wounds. it happened tuesday night when she asked a woman to move her car because it was blocking her driveway. police arrested her for assault with a deadly weapon. dianne feinstein wants democrats to block votes on a controversial concealed weapons bill. it would require states to honor concealed weapons permits from other states. dianne feinstein says that
means someone can carry a gun in a state where they don't qualify for a permit. two years ago scientists showed us how they would test oysters from the gulf of mexico to make sure they are safe following the bp oil spill. ktvu's david stevenson has more. researchers say it has taken two years to calculate how the bp oil spill hurt marine life. >> when we look for the metals we cut through this section of the shell here. >> reporter: he showed us samples of american oysters pulled from louisiana, alabama and florida. >> when we look at shells collected in august 2010, after they had sat in the spill for a
summer, and there are elevated levels of metals. he says 90% show tisher alterations -- tissue alterations. >> they are layers on each other. an animal with this type of tissue will be the handicap. >> reporter: they tried to reassure visitors that the seafood is safe to eat. he says much more research is needed. >> how serious it is for the ecosystem and humans is difficult to say right now. but it is of concern. >> reporter: restaurants tell
us it is not a concern in san francisco because their seafood is cost on this coast. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. sales of homes in the bay area hit their highest mark in five years. 7700 homes sold last month. that is up 9%. a quarter of existing sales were foreclosures and 19% were short sales. a smitty approved -- a committee approved two bills today. a bill would band lenders from filing notices of default while trying to help bowerrers trying to avoid foreclosure. after several extensions and last minute negotiations a deal could not be reached
reached and escrow failed to be reached. they closed their doors after 91 years. the greenest federal buildings opened today in sunnyvale. nasa celebrated today. the building generates more power than it consumes using solar and fuel cell technology. it shows nasa is not just about launching into space. >> landing on the earth and acting like what it found, a natural world. >> the building uses 90% less portable water than buildings of its size. controllers check weather pattern and aadjust -- adjust the heating and cooling. san francisco is second to new york city in its eating
habits. salad is the most popular food. and san franciscans eats 4 times as many brussel sprouts. you can learn more by going to www.ktvu.com. our chief meteorologist bill martin is in the weather center with a nice warm up. >> it warmed up today. warmer tomorrow, upper 80s. maybe a low 90, especially saturday. outside, the fog is clearing off the coast. golden gate bridge, winds are southwest at 20. those are sustained winds and fog towards pacifica. right? there is the point right here. half moon bay is here. clearing. the fog is patchy long the coast. more patchy fog. the coast has been a tough one because the winds aren't going off shore. temperatures inland will warm
rapidly. highs tomorrow are 10 degrees warmer in some places. we could see big increases. oranges are 80s, yellows are 70s. we will see 90s into saturday. the computer model takes us through the next 48 hours. no rain. for us sunny and warmer tomorrow. continued warm and headed for one of the nicest, warmest bay area weekends we have seen in a while. these are mild over night lows. you know it will be a warm day tomorrow, also into saturday with the warm over night lows. rain and clouds to the north of us. that is where they stay. the computer model plays with fog long the coast tonight. 11:00 it tries to bring it in,
right here. mavericks. that is pillar point. there is the cove. the fog is in and out along the coast. it is that time of year, you know, it comes in, it is not a big bank, it is there for a while, potentially clearing in the afternoon. the forecast, a warm up, day time highs are on the increase with your bay area weekend, 80s tomorrow, and maybe 90s saturday and sunday. brentwood 86 degrees. santa clara valley, i guess tomorrow -- potentially be the warmest day of the season. saturday should top that with a few low 90s. cooler on monday and tuesday. but spring is here in this five- day forecast. >> you could feel it today. >> and you could see it too. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 we have been in
santa clara showing you the new 49ers stadium. we will have more. and last night on ktvu rita williams shows you what seems to be a case of neglect for horses, tonight on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the sharks getting ready for game four against the st. louis blues, what the coach is doing to help his team win. í
we are having problems from the shark taping so we will be -- tank so we will be handling sports today. the sharks look to tie up the series with the blues at 2-2. boy a loss tonight would put them down 3 games to 1 with game 5 in st. louis. that is not a position you want to be in. fred inglis spoke to the head coach who said he is making a change in his front lines hoping it will spark the offense and the captain says he is fine with the changes and thinks they will help the team
in tonight's game. >> who knows how long it will stay like that. you know, us, we are comfortable playing with each other. >> there is always changes and tweaks and this is one of them. we have to respond. doesn't matter who is going to be together. we have to do it. >> looking for more offensive zone time. in 5 on 5 situations. more finish when we get some opportunity. those are all great challenges for our team and we have to take it up a notch. have to. >> and again, that game gets underway at 7:30 tonight. >> espn is reporting the colts will take andrew luck in the first pick of the draft. there was question about whether they could take andrew luck or robert griffin iii. the colts were trying to keep the pick a secret. the nfl source tells espn they made a decision weeks ago.
the draft is next third night. >> great news for andrew luck. >> coming up a teen driver lost control and killed a father and daughter. tonight at 10:00, the new details about the man behind the wheel. >> and right now, another live look where they are about to break ground on the new 49ers stadium, complete coverage on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. and tonight on the 10:00 news. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2.