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news out of san francisco. a deadly shooting early this morning. the clues homicide investigators are scrambling to find right now. week two of the government shutdown begins. the new dangers looming as both parties remain far apart in negotiations. >> reporter: we're live in half moon bay surrounded by monster pumpkins. we'll bring you all of the excitement here at the great pumpkin weighoff good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." this is pleasant hill where the morning commute is underway at the b.a.r.t. stration on this columbus day. b.a.r.t. trains are running after
negotiations were postponed. good morning. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. let's get the day started off right with steve paulson. >> a lot of 40s. it won't take long to warm up. clear skies, clear cold, sunny by this afternoon. it looks likes that will be the theme for a while. santa rosa 39. there was a 39 at half moon bay airport. a lot of 40s. san jose is in there. concord, 46. livermore is 48. hayward, 48. san jose starting at 49. i know blossom hill is 45. there is a lot of low to mid- 40s not far away from downtown san jose. we'll go for a high of 77. 22 up in tahoe. ukiah is at 40. 32 up in re knee. temperatures won't -- reno. temperatures won't have any problem warming up.
days are getting shorter. a slight offshore component. highs, 70s to a few upper 70s. maybe a smattering, a few 80s. here's sal. steve, good morning doing you. we're looking pretty good on this monday. this is columbus day. some people are honoring that and they are not going to work or school today. look at the bay bridge. it certainly does look like we have a little bit of a light day going and, of course, the trains are running. you've been hearing that. that's also helping us out. tomorrow could be much different, if the trains are not different and most people will be back at work and school. this is 8 -- this is 880. columbus day is not like memorial day or labor day where the freeways are empty. i don't want to mislead you. i want to mention the peninsula and the south bay. the traffic in the south bay is looking pretty good. we don't have any crashes to report. but some slowing on 101.
7:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. it came down to the wire again. once again, the b.a.r.t. strike has been delayed. this time for at least one day after a marathon negotiating session. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live now to tell us what happened yesterday, including why both sides might not be at the table today. tara? >> reporter: well, union leaders emerged here from the caltrans headquarters around 2:45 this morning. they were tired and, of course, frustrated. they've agreed to extend one more day to avoid the strike. they are angry because they say b.a.r.t. management yanked the offer when they were close to a deal gave a best, final offer. despite the gag order, b.a.r.t. management announced the deal that gives employees a 3% pay raids per year for four years. it requires them to make a 4% contribution to pension and a nearly 10% medical contribution.
>> we've been at this negotiation since april 1st. tonight, i gave a last, best and final offer to the unions on behalf of the board. gave it to them at 4:00 p.m. today which gave them ample time to ask questions. >> when we question them to ask them to be sure what that last offer meant, they indicated yes, it did and there was nothing to discuss. >> reporter: state lawmakers are not pleased that b.a.r.t. has said this is the final offer. many of them came here last night to see what was going on behind closed doors. now, while they are happy a vehicle was avoided for today, they -- strike was avoided today, they are far apart. at midnight, workers could go on strike. both sides are supposed to reconvene at 10:30 but no word whether b.a.r.t. management plans to attend. we're live in oakland, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. well, if there is a b.a.r.t. strike tomorrow, b.a.r.t. will offer limited bus service to the transbay terminal in san francisco. but commuters who are not going
to san francisco may have a tough time getting around. county connection will run a small number of buses between the concord b.a.r.t. station and the uptown oakland transit center. wheels is planning to run buses between the dublin pleasanton transbation and an undetermined east bay hub. b.a.r.t. will charter 200 buses for the evening and morning commutes. comauters can catch -- communitiers can catch a bus at nine east bay bus station, including el cerrito, west oakland, concord, la fayette, dublin, pleasanton, san leandro, hayward and fremont. >> actually, hitchhiking, yes. >> reporter: are you serious? >> yes. no lie . i was hitch liking to work. >> reporter: officials say the best advice might be to carpool or ideally telecommute. and if b.a.r.t. strikes, a.c. transit will increase service. bus stops inside b.a.r.t. stations would be moved to the streets outside of the stations
to avoid any confrontations. now, the san francisco bay ferry is on a regular schedule today. again, if there a strike tomorrow, additional ferry service will be offered in oakland and alameda. the ferry transported 19,000 commuters a day during the strike in july. that's more than the average of 6,000 passengers. car mool hours will be ex -- carpool hours will be extended on i-80, 680 and 880. casual carpool something also available at many east -- carpool car carpooling is also available. for more information go to ktvu.com and stay with ktvu for continuing coverage on the b.a.r.t. negotiations. if there is a strike or if the decision comes down late at night, we'll be on air half an hour early again at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. you can get updates online at ktvu.com as well as facebook and twitter. 7:07. we're following breaking news
out of san francisco where police are looking for the suspect of a deadly shooting. these are some live pictures from the scene right now. this happened just a few hours ago on 21st and bartlett streets. police say witnesses reported hearing four to five gunshots. when police arrive, they found a man face down in the street. police are now trying to figure out who shot him. we're looking live at the scene as a police officer looking at some of the evidence on the street there. anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call police. ktvu reporter katie utehs will have a live report coming up at 7:30. a 2.5 earthquake was reported this morning in the bay area. it was centered about five and a half miles northeast of milpitas. no reports of any damage. if you felt anything, you can let us know on twitter or facebook. today, san francisco mayor ed lee is scheduled to head to china. his aides tell the "chronicle" it's a business trip aimed at
attracting chinese business to san francisco. mayor quan is flying to china to talk about investors about opportunities. the potential of the b.a.r.t. strike could force both mayors to postpone their trip. this would be mayor quan's fifth stripe overseas since taking office. the "chronicle" reports that mayor quan has billed the city for 21 of her trips, a cost of $31,000. her travels have been tied to a whole lot of money coming into oakland, including tens of millions of dollars for the port and city crime-fighting efforts. while they are in china, they plan to attend the warriors game. they are there for the nba global games. coming up at 7:23, we'll tell you why one more teammate says it could be a bad thing for the warriors' season. happening right now, the annual half moon bay pumpkin
weighoff has begun. janine de la vega is there where the top contenders are hoping to squash a newly new world. janine, good morning. >> reporter: yes. the pumpkin weighoff is about to begin. it's the 39th annual safeway world championship pumpkin weighoff. they have a big scale there waiting and pumpkins are lining up, basically they are lined up, they've hauled them up on the back of the trucks, using forklifts. you can see some local people are already starting to set up chairs because they want to watch this pumpkin weighoff. i want to show you two of the biggest contenders here for the heaviest pumpkin. these are atlantic giant pumpkins. to get a little bit more information about pumpkin and pumpkin growings, we go to john hockly. now, you don't have any pumpkins in this competition but you won last year -- you got third place, right? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: okay.
what can you tell me about growing these? how long does it take and you start growing them in the cool air? >> most of us started them in a cooler. maybe 85 degrees. it depends who you talk to. within a week, they are ready to go in the ground. they are just amazing. these pumpkins are probably about 100 days old. the plant grows for about a couple of months. once you pollinate, it's a hundred days old is all. >> reporter: it's pretty dense, i mean, just wondering, i mean, how heavy do you think these are? i know it's just a guess. >> i would say that this one is gonna be mid 19s, maybe 2, we're hoping. at the peak of the season, they probably grow -- this one probably grew 40 pounds a day, i would guess. >> reporter: you are very proud -- i notice on your jacket, you have -- you won, 1600-pound club. it seems like it's a community of pumpkin growers.
you helped people load this on the forklift and helped a number of growers. is that quite an ordeal? >> it's like a social -- we get sold where we're gonna start and we go from one house, get their pumpkin on and just go onto the next. we just all carpool over to -- it's -- it's the same group of people and we share our equipment and -- it's amazing because if you get -- there's so much to get it on. this one is so big, we actually had a local pumpkin -- he has a pumpkin patch and brought a special forklift to the house just to put it in the truck. >> reporter: this is the super bowl of pumpkin weighoffs all leading up to the festival that's this weekend, saturday and sunday here at half moon bay. reporting live from half moon bay, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, janine. 7:12. the clock is ticking on the nation's debt limit. we'll go live to washington, d.c. to find out the last hope
to avoid a default. an amazing sawyer of survival. a lot of hunter survives -- a lost hunter survives three weeks in the wilderness. only on 2, the hunter explains what he had to do to stay alive. we're looking at the morning commute on this monday. yes, the trains are running. the traffic looks good. it's gonna be very different tomorrow. the weather looks good unless you think it's too cold out there this morning. but it will be sunny and warmer. we'll talk about the forecast and how long it's gonna last.
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speaking out about the ordeal. gene penaflor said he was hunting with a friend last month when he stepped into a crevice in heavy fog. he survived by eating a snake, lizards and squirrels and covering himself with leaves. family members say they never lost hope. >> 19 days, i know was nothing for him. i knew he was there. >> penaflor kept a camp fire around the clock as a signal to rescue crews but it was never stopped. a hunter found him over the weekend. he's being reunited with family. we're following some breaking news out of london this morning. police have arrested a man with a knife who they say tried to enter buckingham palace. police found the knife during a search. he was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and potential of an 0 offensive weapon. in september, police arrested two men of a suspected break-in at buckingham palace in what was considered a rare breach of
security. today is day 14 of the partial government shutdown with a new deadline looming this week. jamie dupree joins us from washington, d.c., where congress is facing additional pressure to raise the debt ceiling by thursday. now, jamie, things seemed so promising at the end of this past week. what caused things to break down over the weekend? >> reporter: i don't know things were promising. i have to say as i head news organizations and a lot of people talking and the markets going up, we looked at each other and said where are they getting this talk that we're about to have a deal? yes, we did have some discussions at the white house on thursday and friday but lost in all of that was the fact there was no deal making, really, there was no eye to eye kind of agreement from either party. so that rumbled through the weekend. house republicans tried last week, they met with the president. their negotiations didn't go anywhere. now we're focused more on senate democrats and republicans. so far their negotiations haven't gone anywhere.
here we are on this columbus day which in a sense is almost like a day off anyway in washington, d.c. because it's a federal holiday. and i don't sense in the halls of the congress today any momentum, any urgency. i guess -- you mentioned the thursday deadline on the debt limit. probably what will happen we'll go up to the deadline, work all night on wednesday and see where we come out in this game of legislative chicken. >> you think there are so many dire warnings all over the world. christine lagard was saying this could be a disaster for the international economy. we've had the dire situations like the sequester cuts that have come and gone and things have kept going. do you think there's a chance? >> reporter: i was gonna make that exact point. i'm not gonna try to -- i'm not gonna say people warn there could be dire finance am consequences that they are not -- financial consequences that they are not right. we've never done that before, we don't have any idea. i think there are a lot of republicans who are worried. on the other hand, there are a
lot of republicans that remember all of the dire warnings about sequestration and more that did not seem to come to pass and i think that's only fueled their sort of argument that the administration is bluffing. regardless, we have this thursday deadline. i guess the one thing i would look for, tori, is this -- if the markets really do go into a tail spin, the congress will listen. while the dow futures have been down, the world markets weren't really bad or anything like that overnight. they were up in many places. so that would tell me that not much will happen today. we'll have to see what happens as the week goes by. but certainly, if the markets were to drop -- i'm to the talking about a couple hundred points -- i'm talking a thousand points or more, then they might get the messable. but frankly -- message. but frankly, both sides are involved in retractible issues. >> thank you, jamie. you can find a link to jamie's insider blog at ktvu.com. click on politics under the
news tab on the home page. >> we'll probably have to wait and see. >> yes. we won't have to wait and see for traffic. sal is here. you are keeping an eye on highway 4. how are things? >> i think you're gonna like what we see here. we look at highway 4. we're looking at the commute on highway 4 in antioch. it's getting better. the commute was busier as people got on the road. i think a lot of people have big figured out that -- have figured out that b.a.r.t. is running. this is also a day when some people have today off. it's columbus day. some people -- some schools are celebrating that by not having the kids in or they might even call it indigenous people's day. they are not going to school. that makes it easier for you and for me driving to work or where we are going. this is a look now -- we saw the bay bridge. it's light. let's take a look at the commute here in livermore. westbound 580. now, that commute is still sloat into the main part of livermore and then you do have
some slow traffic here and there on the nimitz. not everyone has the day off. 7:20. let's go to steve. a very good morning. clear skies. cold. north napa, 39. made it over the half moon bay airport as well. some upper 30s. it's clear. i mean, it's clear as far as the eye can see. maybe a little bit of fog down off southern cal but not much down there. temperatures will start to come up a little bit. zip up a little bit. 76 napa yesterday. 79 today. fremont, 71 to 75. concord from 74 to 777. palo alto in town 73 yesterday. 7 today. nice on the coast even though it might be cold now. temperatures will be warming up. 71 in san francisco. temperatures force the whole week -- for the whole look like this. and then they should level off. we'll get a slight component of a north breeze but mainly high pressure. you know if it's active here, it has to be active downstream. between 70s and 80s, that
should cover the forecast zones as far as high temperatures go. plenty of actions in the northern plains. and you've probably heard about all of the heavy rain in austin. look at the stream from the tropical storms. they've been pumping in a lot of moisture. very active for the middle of the country, into texas and the north. just not here. walnut creek, 41. there's 38 there airport. 39 santa rosa. half moon bay is at 41. so there is a lot of 40s around. clear skies, a lot of sunshine. don't have to worry about any clouds if there's a high cloud or two, i would be surprised. this week, sunshine, breezy at times, maybe a little tonight into tomorrow. and a little bit warmer. temperatures will be inching up just a little bit. i mean, again, the nights are getting longer. the days are getting shorter. 70s to near 80 degrees. pittsburgh at 80 but again, these don't last long. a lot of mid- to upper 70s. around the bay, 70s. santa cruz, 76. santa clara, 77.
67 pacifica. brandon, 41 this morning in pacifica. it's cold on the coast because it's clear. woodside, 76. san bruno, brisbane at 72. sunnyside up and mild to warm. in fact we'll take it into wednesday and i think we leave it there all the way into the weekend. >> all right. thank you, steven. 7:22. held back a year. why students at a bay area charter school will not get credit for a whole year's worth of classes. and questions over california's energy plan. why some lawmakers are saying millions of dollars is being wasted. really special.
will play in china as part of the nba's global games but andre iguodala says he has concerns about the lakers. they play at 4:30 a.m. our time. he's a little concerned since the team mass not played that well during the preseason. he also says the trip came at a pad time since it is right in the middle of training camp and the team needs to prepare for the regular season. this train lasts nine days. they arrived on saturday. 7:26. some state lawmakers and economists are questioning california's spending on alternative energy programs. the state will spend nearly $15 million to build ten hydrogen fueling stations. even though there are just 227 hydrogen powered cars and trucks in the state. that's according to the l.a. times. the state has invested in milk trucks that run on cow manure. some lawmakers say the money could be spent on projects that could benefit more tax payers.
students worried about how their social media postings might faith getting into the college of their choice, they can relax. they don't usually check google, twitter or facebook in evaluating statements, according to the add missions office -- admissions office. they say they would consider that snooping and an invasion of privacy. given the large number of applicants, it would be impossible to research everyone. 7:27. outraged commuters take to social media. how riders are reacting to the threat of yet another b.a.r.t. strike. >> reporter: san francisco police are investigating an early-morning homicide in the city's mission district. what we've learned about the shooting and the victim and what neighbors are saying -- when "mornings on 2" continues.
good morning. you're looking at live pictures from the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station where the morning commute is well underway on this columbus holiday. b.a.r.t. strains are running this -- trains are running this morning after the unions postponed the strike deadline again. just 24 hours until midnight tonight. we'll tell you how commuters are feeling about this latest development coming up in a live report. welcome, once again, to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off.
let's get a quick look at weather and traffic with steve paulson. steve? >> what? >> hi, steve. >> hi, steve. >> where am i supposed to be? thank you, thank you, thank you. i can tell you the forecast, it's easy. it's sunny. it tlb sunny and warm all -- it will be sunny and warm not only today, tomorrow but the rest of the week. temperatures will be in the upper 70s to near 80s. we can't find a cloud hardly. it will be clear in the morning, sunny and warm in the afternoon. here's sal. we're looking at traffic that's lighter than usual. some are saying this is the calm before what could be a traffic storm tomorrow if b.a.r.t. doesn't run. in case you are just joining us, b.a.r.t. trains are running and negotiations continue. we'll have the story from where they are negotiating coming up. looking at the san mateo bridge, this traffic looks pretty good heading out to the high rise and thud there will a strike -- in fact, we'll be on the air tomorrow morning at
4:00 a.m. we have you covered. 880 traffic in hayward is getting slower heading south. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we're following developing news out of san francisco this morning, where the search is on for a gunman of a deadly shooting. ktvu channel 2 reporter katie utehs is live at the scene with more on the questions police still have in their investigation. good morning, katie. >> reporter: good morning, brian. police removed the victim's body about a half-hour ago. now detectives continue to scour this area for evidence. it may be about now hour or so between bartette between 21st and 22nd is eopenned -- is reopened. we know the victim is a man. the call came around 4:30 a.m. that four or five shots were fired. police arrived on the scene and performed cpr. the man did die on scene. neighbors say they didn't witness the shooting but hearing the gunshots is common. >> i grew up in the
neighborhood. so this is -- it's been happening a while. >> reporter: the shooting happened near a construction site. workers are waiting for police to clear the scene which may be another hour or so. now, there are lieutenants and detectives on scene but i was just told that they are waiting to release more information until a public information officer can be sent to the scene. we have been told at this point, there are no witnesses or any suspect descriptions. so we do know a male victim died of gunshot wounds but at this point, police still searching for a suspect. live in san francisco, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. this morning, richmond police are investigating a deadly shooting. police say at 5:30 last night, shots were exchanged between two cars. one of those cars crashed a few blocks away on ohio and south 7th streets. police say the driver of that car dried at the -- died at the scene. we have calls in for a suspect
and vehicle information, but have not heard back. b.a.r.t. trains are running today but workers could still go on strike tonight if a deal is not reached by midnight. >> i think it's ridiculous. it's very inconvenient. i got up really early this morning, not sure if i was taking a ferry or b.a.r.t. >> that's left riders scrambling to find other ways to get to work just in case. ktvu channel 2 reporter cara lui is live at the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station where riders are fed up. good morning, cara. >> reporter: good morning. you can feel some tension out here. a lot of people tell us they are very anxious not knowing whether they will be able to rely on b.a.r.t. to get to work tomorrow. we've heard a lot of opinions, as well as mixed reaction both from social media and here during the morning commute. some, sick and tired of the possibility of another strike. not sure if they should make alternate plans. one woman said she supports the workers even if there's another
walkout. but many, many people tell us they hope another strike can be avoided. >> it would be nice for them not to shout down. it really affects the bay area. >> i'm not a bay area. i'm hoping it gets settled by the time i get back. >> reporter: a b.a.r.t. spokesperson says ridership was down on friday by more than 20,000 passengers. a worker tells me between the holiday and some people having made alternate plans to get to work for today, traffic does seem a bit slower than usual. we're live at the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station, cara lui, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:35. in case of a strike, b.a.r.t. says says some managers could operate some trains but only as a last resort. a b.a.r.t. spokeswoman said that would only happen if a strike goes on for a long period of time and it would require board approval. there are about a dozen managers who are trained to operate trains. union officials say that plan
would endanger passenger safety. in the meantime, a martinez man is so frustrated by the threat of a strike, he's been picketing outside of the negotiations. >> we're being basically held hostage by the unions at this point, and we want to be set free. >> stan green says b.a.r.t. workers should not be allowed to walk off the job because too many people rely on the trains. green also says he supports a petition started by steve glacier that would ban city workers from striking. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage on the possible strike. if there is a strike or if a decision comes down overnight, we'll be on the air at 4:30 a.m. in the morning. you can get updates at ktvu.com as well as facebook and twitter. eight student who attended a san jose charter school are being held back a year because their credits won't transfer. the mercury news reports students who attended a charter high have been told the
campbell union school district will not grant any credits for their work, even p.e. the charter closed the doors in june. students who transferred to school districts other than campbell's have been awarded full or partial credit for their classes. conservative groups are trying to repeal a new state law protecting transgender students. opponents are hoping to gather more than 500,000 signatures by november to keep it from taking effect this january. they've also hired a veteran gop strategist behind prop 8. governor brown signed legislation in august that would require schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms for their expressed gender. over the weekend, governor brown vetoed 30 bills including one that would have attended the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse. the bill allowed those adults sexually abused as chirn to file lawsuits in court against
their accusers. the governor says over time evidence is loss, memories fade, key witnesses die or move away. governor brown vetoed a bill from mark le know. that bill gave prosecutions the option of reducing heroin around possession charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. 7:37. b.a.r.t. trains are running for now. at the top of the hour, we'll have a live report to see if it looks like they are close to a deal to avoid a strike tomorrow. a warning for students and teachers at uc berkeley. what happened that could be putting your safety at risk? we're looking good on westbound 24, a route that usually has more traffic. still a little more crowded in some spots. the weather is looking pretty good now unless you are looking for rain. this week looks sunny and warm. the lows are cold. we'll have more details coming up.
stocks opening lower on wall street after a breakdown in budget talks in d.c. with investors growing increasingly skittish about the possibility of a strike. bonds are closed for columbus day. stocks are open. the dow is currently down 69. the narc is down 12 -- the nasdaq is down 12. s&p down 7. 7:41. netflix is reportedly in talks with several cable tv companies. the los gatos company is offering to make its streaming video surface available through seton boxes. the paper reports negotiations are in the early stages and no deal is expected in the near
future. two european cable companies recently reached similar deals with netflix. we're paying less for gasoline as crude oil prices slipped. aaa reports san francisco has the highest local price at 3.92. south bay drivers are paying the lowest at 3.80. prices have dropped a nickel in the past week. what do i do? >> the space movie "gravity" continues to hold down the top movie at the box. it landed in the top spot for the second week in ta row. captain -- in a row. "captain phillips" opened in second place. a warning for people on around around the uc berkeley campus. pam cook is in the newsroom with a recent crime that seems to be part of a growing trend. >> yes, it is. uc berkeley police warning
students and faculty to be on alert after two women were robbed on campus. now, the robberies happened last week. the first near the beverly clearly housing building just before 8:00 thursday night. the victim says the robber took her cell phone. the other happened on berkeley way and oxford street. that was about 5:30 that morning where a woman says a gunman took her purse. now, uc berkeley police describe the incidents as a strong armed robbery and a robbery and assault. the suspect in the first robbery described the african- american about 19 years old, 5'11" and about 170 pounds. the second suspect, also described as african-american, 30 to 35 years old, about 5'10", and 150 pounds. now, anyone with information is asked to call berkeley police or uc berkeley police. now, berkeley police also say smartphone robberies of people walking alone at night are up 35% so far this year.
show say 180 people report their cell phones stolen from them during the first six months of this year. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. a new report shows that millions of social security recipients disabled veterans and federal retirees may end up with very small increases in their benefits come january. according to the associated press, the cost of living adjustment for next year could be in the range of 1.5%. the exact cost won't be known until the labor department releases the inflation report for september. that was supposed to happen wednesday but the report was delayed because of the government shutdown. new this morning, the red cross says three staffers and a volunteer who were kidnapped in syria have been freed. three other staff members are still unaccounted for. officials say the aide workers were traveling with armed guards when gunman stopped their convoy -- gunmen stopped their convoy and took them
hostage. it's still unclear who is responsible for the yab -- abductions. kidnappings have become increasingly common in syria's kifl war. an american soldier has been killed in afghanistan. he died when a man wearing an afghan security forces uniform opened fire on the paktika priv vince. the shooting came a day after karzai and john kerry announced they reached a tentative deal to keep some american groups in afghanistan beyond next year. when the nato combat mission ends. they've agreed to keep american troops there. this was after two days of talks between kerry and the afghan president. they announced they've agreed on key elements to the deal that would keep u.s. troops in afghanistanant international forces pull out next year. there are still a few issues yet to be worked out such as whether or not american soldiers will have immunity. 7:45. and supporters of urban farming have stepped up their push to
preserve a plot of land that uc berkeley owns in albany. dozens of people gathered at the guild tract is share ideas and hear discussions about how to preserve the land for farming. this is used by agricultural researchers with part of it slated for a grocery store and senior housing. the library that's been opened for more than four months will be closed. the new and improved downtown lie prayerly will -- library will open on november 2nd. it will include a space for teenagers, upgraded technology and expanded children's rooms. san carlos residents are encouraged to use other branches during the time this closes and the downtown library opens. b.a.r.t. trains are at least running. and it's lighter today, sal, because of the columbus day.
>> there's not a lot going on. i think tomorrow will be much different. even if there isn't a b.a.r.t. strike, tomorrow everyone is back. i want to show you some of these lighter-than-usual pictures. the bay bridge, not a lot going on. it's a holiday for some, not for all but enough to make it completely light. in the last few days, it's been lighter than usual. we're looking at the commute northbound and southbound at oakland. that looks good. the commute from the altamont pass to livermore has been improving. there is a little bit of slow traffic in the main part of livermore. that's about all. as you get to highway 38 there's also slow terrific there as well getting to the nimitz freeway. it's not completely clear but definitely not a typical monday. let's go to steve. it's clear weatherwise, that's for sure. the twitter comints come -- comments are not coming in weather. traffic at el granado and half moon bay because of the pumpkin festival, the price of wine at
costco, those type of things. because we don't have anything else to talk about, other than it's cold. chilly readings in the morning. there's a slight component of a northeast breeze or an easterly breeze. napa, 76 yesterday. we'll go 79. 38 in napa. fremont, 71. we'll go to 75. concord from 74 up 3. 77 at palo alto from 73 to 77. san francisco, looking sunny. not too bad for some. a lot of 40s and 30s but san francisco is starting off 54. we'll go for a high today of 71. each day kind of warming up a little bit. the coast looks good but the mornings are definitely cold due to the lack of fog. there's hardly follow off southern california. high pressure kicking in here for a while. maybe for about a week or ten days if everything holds. 70 to 80. 22 in tahoe. 36 in clearlake. there are some cold readings for a few. we're clear and good to go. the rest of the country can't
say that. very active weather in the plains. and tropical storms are giving texas a lot of cloud cover. 39 santa rosa, 38 napa. 49 san jose. 49 hayward and 41 half moon bay. but they did make it to 39 degrees. clear skies here today, tomorrow. once we get going here. this week looks sunny, breezy and warmer. let's face it. the days are getting longer and the nights are getting longer. the cold air settles in. each day we'll warm up a little bit. some upper 70s to near 80s. 72 alameda to 80 pittsburg. 75 castro valley. walnut creek, la fayette, 77. same for milpitas, san jose, santa clara, cupertino, it will be close for gilroy, los gatos and saratoga. menlo park in there, mountain view, redwood city, mountain side. south san francisco, some mid- 70s as well. a little northeast breeze should kick in. not a howling one. i think we'll leave it there
and go all the way into the weekend. >> all right. thank you, steve. ski season is underway in colorado. check this out. excited skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes over the weekend at arapahoe basin. the resort is the first in north america to open for the 2013/'14 ski season. certainly good news for folks on the west coast doing the same thing. >> it is a great thing. security breach at buckingham palace. what police police covered on a man -- discovered on a man entering the front gate. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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the incident happened near the campus of western washington university, when officers tried to break up the party, students began to throw bottles and yelled at officers. at least three people were arrested. no one, though, was seriously injured. animal rights activists are using more aggressive tactics to protect bears at lake tahoe. according to the "sacramento bee" members of the bear league have been keeping around-the- -clock vigils for a trap set by wardens and used pine sol on traps to keep the bears. they say bears are misunderstood creatures and should be left acone -- left hey -- left alone. last month, aldon smith was arrested on dui. two days laterrer, he took a voluntary leave of absence to undergo treatment at a rehab facility. he faces three felonies of illegal possession of an assault weaponing stemming from a party at his home. the 9ers hope he will benefit
from the help he receives at rehab. new research from stanford suggests a link from a chemical used in food. bp is used in many plastics and food lining. now a study shows high levels of bp could increase the chances of a miscarriage in women prone to miss carriages or for those having trouble getting pregnant. bp can have hormone-like effects. experts say the study does not prove a link. power has been fully restored to all buildings at uc berkeley following an explosion that damaged underground power lines. 11 buildings were unable to connect to the power grid after last month's explosion near california hall. most buildings were able to connect to portable generators until the repairs were finished. one student was hospitalized in the explosion which forced a campus-wide evacuation and the school to declare a state of emergency. a registered sex offender
has been arrested in santa rosa after police say he exposed himself to children. police say james canada approached a group of children on polk street yesterday and started touching himself inappropriately. officers found him hinding in the backyard of a home. he was arrested on indecent exposure and a parole violation. the cupertino city council is scheduled to hold a vote on plans for apple's new headquarters. those plans call for apple's new campus to be 80% open space, surrounding a space ship- like building in the center. they say this will encourage collaboration. the campus will be home to eventually 7,000 fruit, oak and olive trees as well. a final vote is expected next month. this morning, three americans were announced as the winners of the nobel prize for economics. the royal swedish academy of sciences named eugene fama and lars peter hansen of the university of chicago and yale university's robert schiller as
the 2013 winners. they were given the award for their separate research. the committee says their separate research laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices. american economists have dominated this category, winning every year since 2000. all right. 7:55. b.a.r.t., not on strike this morning as the unions allow for one more day of negotiating. we'll have the latest on what happened yesterday, including why b.a.r.t. management might not be back at the table this morning. >> reporter: we're live in half moon bay, where giant, monster pumpkins are being weighed trying to win the title for heaviest pumpkin. we'll bring you all of the excitement. good morning. right now we're looking at lighter-than-usual conditions. this could be the calm before the traffic storm. clear skies, no clouds. it's cold out there. but the days look a little warmer. we'll have the forecasted highs coming up. what can you score at t.j.maxx?
progressing and the latest offer on the table coming up. good morning, everybody. i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. >> i'm tori campbell. let's have a quick look at weather and traffic. steve, a nice day on tap? >> it's gonna be sunny. it will be sunny today and probably the rest of the week. it's cold. temperatures definitely some 30s and 40s. clear skies, though. cool to cold. sunny and nice by noon. if you are in the shade, maybe a little chilly. in the sun, not bad. it will be sunny and warmer later this afternoon. do have elevated fire danger tonight. not a big deal. but the wind will pick up. some of the higher elevations, north and east bay hills. no rain in sight. 30s, 40s or a couple of 50s. no doubt about it. upper 30s. a few on the coast this morning. san jose we'll go for a high of 77 degrees although there were some low to mid-40s not far away from downtown san jose. it was 45 blossom hill. clear skies, can't find any clouds here. everything is to the east of us. it will be nice today. severe clear. a little bit warm on the sides. we're getting a slight offshore
northerly component. there is enough there to give temperatures a bump up. upper 70s. maybe a few near 80. here's sal. we're looking at lighter that hn that usual conditions -- lighter-than-usual conditions. if you are just joining us, some people have the day off. some are in school. celebrating columbus day. it's lighter than usual if you have to drive to work or school. it's not a bad commute on the nimitz freeway. we're also looking at the bay bridge. it is 8:00 on a monday. we usually do not see it this light. tomorrow, it could be much different. we could have a b.a.r.t. strike but if there is no strike, most people will be back at work and school tomorrow. moving along to the 238 freeway, we do have some slow traffic in the bay area. it's not all good. you can see some slow traffic here. let me just put a lull cursor
here. give yourself some extra time. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. a possible b.a.r.t. strike has been avoided, at least for another day. b.a.r.t. unions say they will be backing a the barg -- back at the bargaining table. tara moriarty has more on why management may not be joining them. >> reporter: we think they probably will come because grace crunicon, the general manager, has said if you have any questions, feel free to ask us. they probably have to be here in case the unions have some questions that they need to ask them. but again, it's no guarantee. let's take a look at video that we have from last night. the union leaders are frustrated, very tired. they agreed to put off a strike for a day to extend negotiations and despite the gag order, b.a.r.t. eight general manager announce -- b.a.r.t. eight general manager announced the deal, it gives the raise of 3% for four years and it
requires a 4% medical pension contribution. and nearly a 10% 10% contribution. >> they yanked the oster at the -- offer at the last minute. that's an indication of they were no longer willing to bargain. >> it's time to bring this to a close. bay area is tired of going to bed at night and wonder if there will be a strike. >> reporter: she says the offer expires in two weeks and then the union can ask questions. state lawmakers are not pleased that b.a.r.t. has said this is the best and final. they indicated that both sides seemed further apart. by midnight, workers could go on strike. both sides are supposed to reconvene at 10:00 a.m. we'll keep you updated and let you know if any deal has been
struck before that deadline at midnight. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:02. if there is a b.a.r.t. strike tomorrow, there are some commute alternatives but they are really not ideal, especially for commuters in the east bay who are not heading to san francisco. county connection will run a small number of buses between the concord b.a.r.t. station and the uptown oakland transit center. we'lls is also planning to -- wheels is also planning to run between the dublin pleasanton b.a.r.t. station and an undetermined east bay hub. b.a.r.t. will offer limited bus service to the transbay terminal in san francisco. b.a.r.t. will charter about 200 buses for the morning and evening commutes in and out of the city. commuters can catch a bus at nine stations including el cerrito, west oakland, concord, walnut creek, la fayette, dublin pleasanton, san leandro, hayward and fremont. >> it was actually -- i was
actually hitchhiking. >> reporter: are you serious? >> yes. no lie. i was actually hitchhiking to work. >> to -- hitchhiking to work. if b.a.r.t. strikes, a.c. transit would increase service. bus stations inside b.a.r.t. stations would be moved to streets outside of the stations to avoid any confronttations. the ferry is on regular service today. the san francisco bay ferry transported more than 19,000 commuters a day during the strike back in july. that's more than three times its normal average of 6,000 passengers. carpool hours will be expended from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on parts of i-80, 680 and 880. all bay area toll brinks as well if there's a strike. carpooling is available at many locations including east bay b.a.r.t. stations. for a full list of locations go to ktvu.com.
of course, stay with ktvu for continuing coverage on the b.a.r.t. negotiations and the possible strike tomorrow. if there is a strike, we'll be on air half an hour early again at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. you can get updates online at ktvu.com as well at took and -- as well as facebook and twitter. a 3.5 quake hit the bay area centered east of milpitas. no reports of damage. if you felt anything, you can let us know on twitter or facebook. 8:05. san francisco mayor ed lee is headed to china. it's a business trip aimed at attracting chinese business to san francisco. jean quan is expected to fly to china to meet with investors about possible economic opportunities. there's word that the potential b.a.r.t. strike do postpone both trips but so far they are going ahead as scheduled. this trip to china would be
mayor quan's fifth overseas trip since taking office. it's her 34th out of town trip. she's billed the city 31 out of the 34 trips at a cost of billion 31,000. while both mayors are in china, they plan to attend the warriors game there for the games. coming up, we'll tell you which warriors' game says the team trip could be a bad thing for the season. happening now -- the suspense is building in half moon bay, where the annual pumpkin weighoff is underway. ktvu channel 2 reporter, janine de la vega, she has a tough job this morning and is there amongst the other monster pump kins. janine? >> reporter: this is a big event here with a lot of excitement. a lot of locals have come out. we're here behind the scenes at
the pumpkin we jo. they have forklifts coming in and bringing in a lot of these pumpkins to be weighed. some are in the competition for most beautiful pumpkin. of the course, the big prize goes to who has the heaviest pumpkin. but i also want to show you a gentlemen here, farmer john, who we talk to every year. you have -- you have some pretty unique pumpkins. this is a competition between you and your wife. you said -- show me what you got here. >> yeah. this farmer john, she has this one year, the spirit of clementine. she thinks she's gonna beat me but all the experts are coming by that my grandpa here will give them a good one. >> reporter: walk down here. show everybody what you got here. >> we have seven come 11 here. we have a set of dice for the casinos when they are ready to kol them -- roll them. our grandchildren have fairy
dust, just for fun. this is a great week in half moon bay. great competition. these guys are world-class growers that come to half moon bay. we're so lucky. >> reporter: i have to ask you, how on earth do you grow a square pumpkin? >> we have a secret formula, we have to find the square seed and bring that out and we put the square seed in a box. no. we grow them in a real super box. it's kind of a challenge. sometimes you make it and sometimes you don't. i tell everybody growing giant pumpkins, we do have a lot of skill, weather and luck. >> reporter: thank you, farmer john. this is the kickoff to the festival that begins this coming weekend in half moon bay on saturday and sunday. it's an art festival as well as obviously a pumpkin festival. again, you can see, they are hauling in the pumpkins. a lot of people taking pictures. you know, it's an event that
really brings the whole community together and inspires a lot of people to come down here and visit and stay for part of the week and the weekend. reporting live from half moon bay, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> have to tuesday a forklift to carry those things. a new world-record was set two days ago. a pumpkin with weighing 1 ton and 32 pounds won in morgan hills. tim mathison says it took 105 days to grow the champion in his backyard. he took home $15,000 for winning. that pumpkin will not compete in half moon bay today. it's headed to new york as part of a media tour. he says he's bringing another giant pumpkin to half moon bay this morning. >> all right. hard to believe that time of year. looking for pumpkins. the search for a gunman is underway in san francisco. questions police still have in their investigation. an amazing story of
survival. a lot of hunter -- a lost hunter survived in the wilderness for 19 days. >> i know 19 days was nothing for him. >> only on, the hunter ex -- only on 2, the hunter explains what he had to do to stay alive. good morning. traffic in most areas is light. we to have traffic troubles popping up. a lot of sunshine. cold. it looks sunny and nice. what about any rain in sight? we'll have the forecast -- coming up. ♪
i knew that. >> a 72-year-old hunter who spent 19 days lost in the mendocino national forest is speaking out about his ordeal. again penaflor says he -- gene penaflor says he was hunting with a friend when he stepped into a kevis in heavy fog -- crevice in heavy fog. he survived by eating a snake, lizards and scirles and curving -- squirrels and covering him self with leaves -- himself with leaves. family members say they never lost hope. >> 19 days, i know was nothing for him. i knew he was there. >> penaflor kept a camp fire burning around the clock for a signal to rescue crews but it was never spotted. a hunter found him and he has been eunited with his -- reunited with his family. police arrested a 44-year- old man for having a knife trying to enter buckingham
palace. the palace said queen elizabeth was not in residence in today. in september, police arrested two men over a suspected break- in at buckingham pail list and what was -- panel list and what was considered a rare breach of royal security. congress is running out of time to avoid economic ka stasfry. the u.s -- catastrophe. the u.s. is expected to reach the limit by this week. kyla campbell has more. kyla? >> reporter: the house gets back to work in 45 minutes. the senate session getting underway in less than three hours. now, senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell did speak over the phone yesterday but they found no deal. republican senator susan collins of maine and democratic senator joe mansion of west virginia came up with a plan that would increase the nation's borrowing limit through january and reopen the governor until march. it would change how obamacare
gets some funding by delaying the medical device tax for two years and changing how to calculate pensions. manchin said the deal to end this crisis is 70% to 80% done. >> we've agreed on the template. as far as what the details are, needs to be worked out by leadership and we want to be able to help them. >> reporter: time is running out. congress has three days to figure out a deal or else the economy would suffer. not only would your 401(k) take a hit but world leaders say the global economy would suffer. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:15. and with the partial government shutdown entering the third week, some states are paying to open popular tourist attractions. the statue of liberty opened yesterday. the state of new york is paying $61,000 a day to keep liberty island national park open. new york governor andrew cuomo
says that pales in comparison of tourist revenue that they were losing when it was closed. there was a dry ice explosion at l.a.x. an explosion happened in terminal 2 in a bathroom. that bathroom is in a restricted area not accessible to the public. they say the dry ice was inside a plastic bottle. the explosion temporarily stopped security screening and four departing flights were delayed. no injuries were reported. new screenings for security are in place at oakland airport today. a tsa precheck program allows some passengers to keep their shoes and jackets on when going through security. they also do not need to remove laptops from the cases. the program which cost about $100 to join is available to select frequent flyers and members of the u.s. customs and boarder entry program. so far the prechecked lane is
only available in terminal 1. it will be expanded to terminal 2 by the end of the year. a former san jose teacher accused of sexual misconduct is suing a group of parents. contra costa times reports the family has accused john fishler of inappropriately dauching their daughter at the school where he taught school. he's suing the parents. students who worry about how their social media postings might affect getting into their college of choice can relax. according to the admissions officers interviewed by the san francisco "chronicle", they don't usually check the social media in evaluating students. many students say they would consider this an invasion of privacy. they also say given the number of applicants it would be impossible to research everyone. let's check in with sal.
things are not too bad. traffic is a little lighter. >> yeah, it's lightert because some people -- lighter because some people have a holiday. it's one of those things where perhaps people were planning on trains not running. it's hard to tell. i think most of it is this the holiday -- of it is the holiday. it's definitely lighter than usual. by now we have a crowd heading to the north. this is on the right-hand side. on the bay bridge, it's being cleared out at the toll plaza. as you know, trains are running today. may not be tomorrow. stay with ktvu. we'll be telling you more about what's happening with negotiations. 580, a little bit slow in livermore, still as you drive through and as you zoom into 238 it's not all that bad. so again, the east bay still has a little bit of slow traffic for you to deal with. 8:18. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> all right. >> good morning. clear skies. a little cold this morning.
a few 30s. a lot of low 40s. it looks like that will be the pattern. had a nice tweet from sara out in niles. clear skies. can't find any clouds. so it will be good to go here. temperatures coming up here in a little bit. 76 in napa yesterday. we'll go 71 in fremont yesterday. concord, 74. bump them up a little bit here. a few mid-70s to upper 70s. san francisco also did not get as cool in the city, at least officially. i did see a couple of near 50. but 54 to start. we'll go 64 at noon. 74 for a high. maybe warmer as we head to use and wednesday. slight nearly breeze. sunny skies, warmer temperatures. the days are getting shorter and shorter. the nights are longer. without the wind, it's tough to warm up that much. near 70 to about 80 degrees. for about that much, the forecast -- okay. that much. elevated fire danger. monday night into tuesday, dry conditions, we could use some rain. 21 up in tahoe.
34 in reno. 35 in clearlake thanks to chloe for checking in with that information. there are definitely some code readings -- code readings -- cold readings. 10.5 inches fell on austin, texas over the weekend. they are still getting some right lane. there's reports of 9 to 10 inches. 5 inches of rain not too far from houston. napa, 39. i know dana in north napa at 38. i believe half moon bay made it to 39. they are now 45. on the coast, it's cold. i know pacifica was 41. there's cold readings along the water's edge. you lose the clouds, that's what happens. i have to get on my toes to get it warmer. 70s and 80s for many. by the water's edge, 70s, 60s. petaluma, 76. clearlake we'll go 79.
76 in vallejo. benicia as well. 74 oakland. 8 pittsburgh -- 80 pittsburg. everyone is close. los gatos, saratoga, 76. 60s on the coast. low to mid-70s. temperatures kind of back off pretty quick once they hit the highs this time of year. breezy and warmer tuesday into wednesday. this looks like things stay oh, so quiet as we go into the weekend. >> thank you, steve. well, here's some not so quiet weather in texas. several days of heavy rain have triggered flash floods and shut down a popular music festival. more than 10 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours in downtown austin. rising floodwaters forced families in almost two dozen homes to evacuate and organizers to cancel the final day of the austin city limits music festival. more than 40 acts were scheduled to perform. as you see, it got flooded out.
passengers on a catamaran cruise in miami. the coast guard rescued three people and their dog after their boat gee gan to take on -- began too take on water -- began to talk on water. luckily, no one was seriously hurt. governor brown vetoed a aimed at teenaged drivers. the bill would have made it illegal for teens to get behind the bill from ten p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and it would re choired them -- required them to have sa learner's permit for nine months instead of six. governor brown said instead of imposing regulations, he's implicating a teenaged education program. some state lawmakers and economists are questioning california's spending on alternative energy programs. the state will spend nearly $15 million to build ten hydrogen fueling stations, even though there are just 227 hydrogen- powered cars and trucks in the
state. that's according to the los angeles times. the state has invested in milk trucks that run on cow manure and power plants that operate on ocean tide. some legislators say the money could be better spent on projects that could benefit more tax payers. automakers hope they will be sharing the roads with self- driving cars by the year 2020. several carmakers including general motors, nissan and honda say the cars have already safely driven thousands of miles in testing. but lawmakers and safety experts still have details to work out before the cars can be sold and those include who could be responsible in an accident, the car owner and maker and if insurance pream yums would -- premiums would go or down. the warriors will play in china. but andre iguodala has concerns about the trip. the lakers face the warriors in bane schick at 4:-- beijing at
4:30 a.m. he says he's concerned the team has not been playing well. he also says this came at a bad time since it's in the middle of training camp and the team needs to prepare for the regular season. as we mentioned, it's tarantula mating season in california. this weekend a spider made a big appearance on a bay area golf course in the middle of a professional tournament. drivers were for the frye's golf open. jimmy walker won. singh came in second. well, shots fired in the streets of san francisco. now police are looking for the suspect of a deadly shooting. we'll have the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: we are live at the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station with what riders are saying about the possibility of another strike. it's nice tarantula weather, that's for sure. a lot of sunshine. the mornings are cold. the days are getting warmer. how much warmer?
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good morning, everybody. welcome back to "mornings on 2." you are looking at live pictures from the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station where the monday morning commute is underway on this columbus day. b.a.r.t. trains are running after the deadline was postponed until midnight tonight. coming up, how commuters are feeling about the latest development -- coming up in a live report. i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off. let's get your day started with weather and traffic. steve paulson looking very stylish this morning. thank you, sir. we have very stylish weather as well if you like sunshine and warper temperature -- warmer temperatures. people are asking me where is the rain. don't see any.
you know it will probably rain on halloween. sunny and warm by noon. maybe. 30s on the coast. very low 40s. temperatures are starting to bounce off some of the morning lows. rather brisk lows. 21 up in tahoe. 41 ukiah. 35 up in clearlake. a little chilly there. but it will be sunny and nice. hardly a cloud low or high in the entire state. night weather on tap -- nice weather on tap. severe clear. there is a slight component of an easterly breeze. as you know, the nights are getting long. the days are et going shorter -- are getting shorter. here's sal. steve, good morning. we're looking at traffic that's been lighter today. but i hope it's not a -- not the calm before the traffic storm. let's take a look at the bay bridge. it really has been pretty good getting into san francisco. the delay has been gone for the past hour. moving along and taking a look at the commute here, if you are driving on interstate 880, it's not a bad commute at all.
i do want to mention that traffic in the east bay is completely improving. we had a backup here in this area. but now there's only a little bit of one right there, just to make it simple for you to see it. the traffic is getting better even here. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you. we're following developing news out of san francisco this morning, where the search is on for the person who shot and killed a man. ktvu channel 2 reporter katie utehs is live at the scene with more on questions police still have in their investigation. katie? >> reporter: brian, police have been on scene for hours. from what we can see now it's daylight, it appears the evidence markers for the bullet casings were further down bartlett, closer to 21st street, the man's body came to rest in the middle of the street closer to me, on 21st. when we arrived at 6:00, the street was very dark. let me show you video. the call came in around 4:30
this morning that someone had heard four to five shots in the neighborhood. police say when officers arrived on scene, they performed cpr but the gunshot victim died in the street. i'm told police don't have any witnesses or a description of the shooter. they only said the shooting victim in an ma. neighbors say -- is a man. neighbors say hearing gunshots is common and they are not surprised. >> it has not happened in a while. it used to be a regular thing around here. i grew up in this neighborhood. >> reporter: the medical examiner removed the man's body around 7:00. for the last hour or so, police have collected more evidence. they've also canvassed the neighborhood, again, looking for any witnesses. again, at this point, the shooter has fled the scene and police do not have a description of who -- what that shooter may look like. there are construction workers here that are being tied up. as we go back out live, you can see this area behind us on bartlett is a construction
site. they are building condos. these workers are being held up. it may be another hour or so. police are unsure exactly when this stretch of road will reopen. live in san francisco, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. richmond police are investigating a deadly shooting. police say at 5:30 last night, shots were exchanged between two cars. one of those cars crashed a few blocks away on ohio and south 7th streets. police say the driver of the car died at the scene. we have calls into richmond police for suspect or vehicle information but have not yet heard back. 8:34. b.a.r.t. trains are running today. but b.a.r.t. workers say they could go on strike tomorrow if a deal is not reached by midnight. that's left b.a.r.t. riders in limbo, wondering if they will have a ride to work. ktvu's cara lui is live with what lied riders are saying -- with what riders are saying. >> reporter: good morning. we've heard a lot of
frustration out here from riders not sure how to plan for tomorrow. several people we talked to here say traffic during the monday morning commute seems slower than usual. likely due to the holiday. many folks are making alternate plans to get to work today. quite a few riders are fed up with the possibility of another strike. a few sympathize. many want to know they can count on work to get to and from work tomorrow or wherever they need to go. >> just make a decision. everyone is struggling. you have to compromise. >> i work for the fel so i em-- federal government so i emphasize with the workers. at the same time, it's inconveniencing a lot of people. it's causing little lifts in everyone -- rifts in everyone's daily routines. >> it's very inconvenient. i got up early this morning not sure if i was taking the ferry or b.a.r.t. >> reporter: we haven't heard back from b.a.r.t. as to whether they expect volume to be down tud. but a -- today.
but a spokesperson says ridership was down on friday by 20,000 passengers. cara lui, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, cara. 8:35. in case of a strike, b.a.r.t. says managers could operate some trains but only as a last resort. a b.a.r.t. spokeswoman says that would happen only if a strike goes on for a long period of time and it would require board approval. there are about a toz managers trained -- dozen managers trained to operate trains. union officials say that plan would endanger passenger safety. union workers are giving b.a.r.t. management until midnight to come back to the table to hammer out a deal. it doesn't sound like management will be there. coming up, the best and offer final from b.a.r.t. and why the unions say it's not good enough. students at a san jose charter school are being held back a year because their credits won't transfer. students who attended a charter
high have been told the campbell union school district won't grant their credits for their work even in p.e. the charter high closed the doors back in school in june. students who transferred to school districts other than campbell have been awarded full or partial credit for classes. groups are trying to repeal a new state law protecting transgender students. opponents are hoping to gather more than 500,000 students to keep it from taking effect in january. they hired a gop strategist behind prop 8. governor brown signed legislation in august that would allow schools to allow transgenders to use restrooms, for transjnders. the 49ers are not counting on aldon smith returning to the team. last year he was arrested on dui. and then he took a voluntary leave to undergo retab treatment.
he faces three felony charms of an assault weapon stemming from a party from his home. the niners hope he will get the help he needs at the retab. a registered sex offender has been arrested after police say he exposed himself to children. police say james canada approached a group of children on polk street and started to touch himself inappropriately. officers found him hiding in the backyard of a home after conducting a search with police dogs. he was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and a parole violation. the cupertino city council is scheduled to hold a vote on plans for apple's new headquarters. that calls for the campus to be 80% open space with a surrounding space ship like space. this will encourage collaboration. the campus will be home to 7,000 fruit, oak and olive trees as well. the final vote on the project is expected by next month. it is 8:38. new concerns about a chemical
in plastic. the effects that bpa could have on some women. plus the new warning for students at uc berkeley. what is happening to students and staff on campus. good morning. right now, traffic is still doing very well on this monday. on the sunol grade, it's crowded. we'll tell you more about the morning commute. we all have our little tricks.
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stocks lower on wall street after a breakdown in budget talks brought the nation closer to a potentially dangerous default. coca-cola, johnson and johnson report their votes tomorrow. bonds are closed due to columbus day. but the stock markets are open. the dow is down 38. the nasdaq is down 3. s&p down 4. 8:42. let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following right now -- police in san francisco are looking for the suspect of a deadly shooting. it happened a few hours ago on 21st and bartlett street. police say witnesses report hearing four to five ubt gunshots. when -- five gunshots. when police arrived, they found the man lying in the street. the annual pumpkin weigh-in is going on right now. there are awards for the
heaviest and the prettiest pumpkins. the b.a.r.t. strike deadline has been extended until midnight. trains are running. union leaders plan to head back to the table at 10:30 this morning. tara moriarty has more on the deal b.a.r.t. management presented yesterday that they call is the last and final and how the union is responding. tara? >> reporter: well, union leaders emerged from the building here at caltrans headquarters at 2:45 a.m. they were tired and frustrated. they say they are angry because they feel that these talks have slowed to a halt. they did agree to put the strike off for one day while these negotiations continue. despite the gag order in effect, b.a.r.t.'s merck announced the deal she's offering workers that gives employees a 3% pay raise per year for four years. it requires them to make a 4% pension contribution and a nearly so% -- so% -- 10% medical cpt contribution.
>> we'll be -- we'll be here tomorrow morning to be ready to negotiate. we hope the district will take that as seriously as we are. >> we've given them two weeks to consider the offer, take it to a vote to the to the members. i hope they will take it ear justly and look -- seriously and look at it. we're open to any ideas they might have. >> reporter: the offer expires in two weeks. in the meantime, unions can freel to ask her any questions about the offer. state lawmakers are not pleased that b.a.r.t. has said this is the final offer. while they are happy the strike was avoided for today, they indicated that both sides really seemed kind of far apart. and nid -- sod a mid -- sod a -- so at midnight there could be a strike. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. a martinez man is so frustrated by the threat of a strike he's been picketing outside of the negotiations. >> we're being held hostage by the unions at this point.
and we want to be set free. >> stan green says b.a.r.t. workers should not be allowed to walk off the job because too many people rely on the trains. green also says he supports a petition started by steve glazer that would ban transit workers from striking. stay with us for continuing coverage on the b.a.r.t. negotiations and the possible strike tomorrow. if there is a strike or a decision comes down late tonight, we'll be on air half an hour early again, at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. you can get updates online at ktvu.com as well as took and twitter. uc berkeley police are warning students and faculty to be on alert after two women were robbed on campus. the robberies happened last week. the first near the beverly clearly housing building. the victim says the robbers took her cell phone. the other happened on berkeley way and oxford where a woman says a gunman took her purse. the suspect in the first robbery is describes as african- american, about 19 years old,
5'11" and about 1 p 0 pounds. the -- 170 pounds. the second suspect, also african-american, 30, 35, about 5'10" and about 150 pounds. anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call police. new research from standard suggests a possible link between a chemical used in some food processing and the risk of miscarriages. bpa is used in many plastics and canned food linings. now a study shows high levels of bpa could increase the chances of a miscarriage in women prone to miscarriages or who have trouble getting pregnant. bpa can have weak, hormone-like effects. experts say the study does not prove a link but adds evidence that bpa could affect fertility. you may be able to blame the sun for those dropped calls 0 your -- calls on your cell
phone. researchers in hawaii say the solar rays are so intense they drop calls. it's the first time that the researchers have made a direct connection between solar storms and dropped calls. they say this can affect gps favgation and even -- navigation and even cause power outages. more than 100 people have been killed during a hindu festival in india. some were crushed to educate after a -- to death after a stampede on a bridge where a pilgrimage was held. british police have released two computer images in the disappearance of a girl in 2007. the images show a white man between 20 and 40 with short hair. several witnesses say they spotted him in the resort in portugal on the evening madeleine mccann disappeared. >> these fits are clear. i would ask the public to look
very carefully at them. if they know who this person is, please come forward. >> police have also released an age-progression photo of madeleine showing what they would expect her to look like at 9 years old. she disappeared from her hotel room while her parents were having dinner at a restaurant nearby. millions of sose recipient -- social security recipients, veterans and retirees may end up with small increases in january. the cost of living adjustment for next year could be in the range of 1.5%. the exact cause of losting adjustment -- living ajustment won't be known until the -- adjustment won't be known until the report is issued. that was supposed to happen on wednesday. but the report was delayed indefinitely because of the government shutdown. three americans were announced as the winners of the
nobel prize. eugene fama, lars hansen and robert schiller are the 2013 winners for the award for their separate research. the committee says their research laid the foundation for the current understanding of asset prices. american economists have dominated this category winning every year since 2000. 8:48. and knock on wood, traffic is looking pretty good today. b.a.r.t. trains are running. we want to remind people of the special coverage we'll be having tomorrow. >> we are having special coverage. we're going on the air at 4:00 a.m. just like we did in july, we'll have expanded traffic updates should there be a strike. the bay bridge and the ferries, the buses will play a key role in getting people to and from work. of course, we'll be all over that. that will be tomorrow and if there is a strike, it's not gonna look like this. today is holiday light on the brick here.
westbound -- bridge here, westbound. taking a look at 880, normally at this time, we have a slowdown but some people are off today. moving along to the lirl valley, i keep watching -- livermore valley, i keep watching this because it looks better when we come to it. that's a sign things are getting better. let's go to steve. clear skies, sunshine across the board for everybody. it looks like it might be this way for everybody. it might get breezy tuesday night and wednesday. other than that, sunny skies and warmer. getting tough to warm up that much. we'll be warmer here. high pressure kicks in. you combine that at the surface. not much of a breeze now. there might be again in the next day or two. 70 to near 80. fire danger will go up a little bit. the system will dig into nevada. that will crank up the breeze. we won't get anything out of it overall, clear skies almost all the way down to southern california. it was told cold this morning. had 30s and 40s. now we're starting to see warmer conditions. but again, the nights are getting longer. that cold air has more of a chance to settle in.
if we have calm conditions, it's easy to get in. sunshine, breezy and warmer. any breeze will hold some of the lows up. we'll see if that translates. warmer pattern takes us into wednesday and then i think we keep it there. looks quiet. 70s on the temperatures here. a few 60s near the beaches. not that big of a difference here. maybe 10, 12 degrees at the coolest, to the warmert -- warmest. everybody will be close. a lot depends on if the east breeze kicks in. if it does, the coast will warm up. a lot of the 70s here. breezy, warmer. slight warmup tuesday into wednesday. i think we level it off thursday and friday. everything continues to go as tared. it looks sunny, mild, warm all the way into the weekend. nine minutes before 9:00 -- protecting wildlife in lake tahoe. the length some people are going to so bears won't end up in traps.
8:54. animal rights eighths are a -- activists are using more aggressive tactics to protect bears at lake tahoe. members of the bear league have been keeping round the clock vig yiles of traps set by game wardens. they are using pine sol on traps to keep the bears away. they say bears are misunderstood creatures and should be left allen? the city of oakland will continue the fight to keep the proteams from leaving. they are set to discuss a
coliseum for the raiders, as and the warriors. city officials are hopeful because some investment firms with deep pockets are reportedly interested. power has been fully restored to uc berkeley following an explosion that damaged underground power lines. 11 buildings were unable to connect to the power grid after last month's explosion near california hall. most buildings were able to connect to portable generators until the repairs were finished. one student was hospitalized in the explosion which forced a campus wide evacuation and the school to declare a state of emergency. schools in palo alto are trying to figure out what will happen when stanford opens more than 200 new housing units. stanford plans to open the new housing for faculty in 2016. that means more school-aged children will need places to go to school. the school district is trying to figure out if it needs to redraw school boundaries since the schools closest to stanford already have some of the largest enrollments. this week, thousands of
students in vallejo will get some badly-needed school supplies. the vallejo education association is holding its fifth annual helping hands event. it will give away 2,000 bags of notebooks, pens and other school necessities. today supplies will be handed out between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the omega boys and girls club. there's another one tomorrow at the sprigestown lie -- springstown lie prairie and the students need to bring the flier they were given from the school. let's go to sal again. how are things in the south bay? >> it's still a little slow there. i think people are getting their late today. it's slow here. we had an earlier crash, northboundle 80 at -- northbound 880 at brokaw. but 101 and 280 are looking not that bad. the bay bridgetop looks -- the
bay bridge toll plaza looks good coming up to the pay gates. we haven't had a backup for the last hour. usually by now, we see slow traffic. but today is columbus day. some people have the day off. i want to mention if trains do not run tomorrow, all of this will change. we'll be here going on the air early with expanded coverage of the traffic and all of the alternate routes. let's go to steve. >> early, sal. >> early, early. clear skies, sunny, warmer, not a lot but a billion lit. temperatures in the -- a little bit. temperatures in the upper 70s. if you like this weather, you will enjoy this week. >> that's the forecast. >> people are asking for rain, you know what's gonna happen. probably halloween. >> when does it typically snow around here? >> november. usually around halloween, something sneaks in. >> enjoy the nice weather while we can. >> yes. that's our report for this morning. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for the latest development on the talks to try to avert
another b.a.r.t. strike. it's certainly coming down to the wire. again, that strike, the deadline, happens -- it has been extended to midnight. we'll be here at 4:00 a.m. if there's no deal coming up soon. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. female announcer ] now you can turn pillsbury crescents into an easy dinner with crescent dogs. just separate, add hot dogs, cheese, roll 'em up, and bake. lookin' hot, c-dog. make dinner pop. [ hans ] toaster strudel! [ angelic music plays ] don't overthink it.
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