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responded and they responded with this letter. a letter that presents a compromise. they say they are asking b.a.r.t.'s general manager and the board to agree on the economic issues, pension, healthcare and the wages and then when it comes to the work rules, they say instead of the unions having say in whether b.a.r.t. can make a change they -- they said that is what they are giving to b.a.r.t. that is different from last night. this is what the president had to stay. >> this was not easy to find. this was not easy to create. we consulted with a lot of people in the bay area today. tremendous leaders that helped us shape this plan together. >> and i have learned they sent
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this to the b.a.r.t. board and general manager about 4:45 p.m. this afternoon, and i learned from someone at b.a.r.t. they are going to respond, they are going to have a news conference in the next half hour. wyle get their side of this. if b.a.r.t. were to agree to this it would be an tend to perhaps one of their longest negotiations in their history and one of the shortest strikes. the question is whether they will accept this. that is something we hope to hear within the next hour. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the roads are clogged tonight as everyone heads home for the weekend. sal castaneda following the traffic impact of the b.a.r.t. strike. >> good afternoon. right now we have very slow traffic leaving san francisco. it is backed up on 101. yes, it is busier than it would
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be on a normal friday. sometimes on fridays we see let up, right now we are not seeing that. mcather maze traffic is slow. people who are using the bay bridge are not normal bay bridge drivers and there is a back up in the cash lanes but the fast track lanes are moving okay. highway 24 eastbound, we -- traffic is slow there and on north bound 680. back to the desk. >> thank you. ktvu's tom vacar with a closer look at the work rules in question and maybe sled light on the -- shed light on the letter. >> reporter: i can guarantee you that b.a.r.t.
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will treat this letter the same way it treated the letter yesterday, thanks but no thanks. what has been on the table has been there all the time. there is no surprises there. here is why. >> reporter: enough of this controversy. >> the unions decided -- if they wanted to take the money but not the work rules. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. insists it wanted more flexibility in managing the system. >> operators only complete tw round trips a day and 30 minutes of miscellaneous work. they work 55% of their 8 hour shifts. >> reporter: the unions complained such proposals as paying over time after the employee worked over 40 hours changing the time, location andle of shifts and getting rid
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of customs without approval unfair. >> new set of demands that dismantle our contract. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. insists all the issues were raised from the get-go, six months ago and the savings justify the money, spension healthcare offers and -- pensions and healthcare offers. >> we are on strike till we have a deal. >> that is what happens when both sides paint themselves into corners. no reason to believe there will be any change in b.a.r.t.'s attitude at 6:30 p.m. and no reasons the unions will change their attitudes. the public is the one that is not being served. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> b.a.r.t. strike prompted commuters to line up to head home for the
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weekend. ktvu's david stevenson is live at the transbay terminal where a.c. transit buses have been busy. david? >> reporter: the demand for the buses wasn't as strong as during july's strike. look behind me. at peak point it stretched down to the corner here but that was as of 3:50 p.m. this afternoon. >> reporter: we witnessed a number of conversations. unsure of what bus they should board. a.c. transit doesn't have the numbers today but buses were standing room only during the morning and as well into the evening commute. they say they usually get 2-300 calls over the course of a day
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but today they got 500 calls in 5 hours. just two blocks away casual carpoolers began lining up. officials tried to warn folks it might be more difficult to find a way back but passengers said catching a ride was surprisingly easy. >> shorter. like usually the line is back there. so it is short. >> everyone else is moving. we are just stuck here today. >> reporter: why do you think? >> the strike. it is effecting certain parts of the carpool. not all parts. >> it was good but this is peak hours. i only waited waited for 15 minutes. it is like every man for itself. >> reporter: caltrans is reported a 30% increase on traffic on the bay bridge
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highways this morning. at this point traffic is moving smoothly out of the transbay terminal, possibly a sign the july strike prepared commuters somewhat. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our coverage continues on www.ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. also follow us on facebook and twitter. we will be updating you on any talks or developments. new at 6:00 p.m. the crash of asiana airlines was horrific enough but the death of a student who was run over by fire truck prompted outrage from her family. the da will not be filing charges against the firefighter. ktvu's cara liu has what is next. >> reporter: a sad and tragic
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accident is how the district attorney described the death. the student survived the crash but killed after being crushed by a fire truck responding to the scene. >> the young woman at the time was covered in foam. there was no way the driver of the vehicle was going to be able to truly see that there was anybody there. >> reporter: the fire chief issued a statement this afternoon saying the department explores areas where improvements can be made and if not for the operations that were conducted it is likely there would have been a greater loss of life. he said this was a tragic accident that never should have happened. >> firefighter whose knew that the girl was there on the ground outside the airplane failed to take care of her. they didn't examine her
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properly, they didn't move her to a safe place and adventurely abandon her --ed a venchially abandon her. >> reporter: he is repiring to file a claim -- repairing to file a claim on behalf of the girl's family. cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the national transportation safety board said the plane approached the runway too low and slow. the pilots and the airline raised the possibility that a key device that controls the air speed may have malfunctioned. a hearing on the investigation is set for next month. www.ktvu.com has more information on the asiana airlines crash, including a slide show and the immediate response by emergency crews. a two-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck by a stray bullet this
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afternoon before 2:00 p.m. the toddler was rushed to the hospital where family members say he was taken into surgery. the poi was play -- the boy was playing in his yard when a gun battle broke out. police say one of the bullets strayed away and actually traveled 2, 3 blocks before hitting the boy. >> whoever did it, you know, i wish they are looking at this now because how would you feel if it was your child, your baby. >> police haven't made any arrests. if anyone has information on the shooting you are urged to call police. prosecutors filed murder charges against a convicted killer. randy alana was arraigned this morning. he is suspended of the killing of sandra coke -- suspected of
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the killing of sandra coke. sandra coke and randy alana dated in the past. randy alana is due in court monday morning. bike rider killed in san francisco this morning after colliding with a muni bus at 8:45 a.m. this morning. a spokesperson for muni says a bus with 3 dozen passengers on board was traveling down 11th 11th and about to turn at the time of the collision. police and muni say it is unclear if the driver had a green light. the bus is equipped with a camera and foodage has been handed over to the police department -- footage has been handed over to the police department. contra costa county officials say two more people tested positive for west nile. they were likely infected by mosquitos. and a dead bird tested
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positive. b.a.r.t. train are stopped as union leaders are calling on b.a.r.t. to compromise. >> we are expecting to hear from b.a.r.t. in 18 minutes.
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nigh at 6:00 p.m -- new at 6:00 p.m. the police department and union are concerned over how many grads will remain in san jose. the police officers union immediately predicted there would be a mass departure for better pay and benefits in other cities. ktvu's robert handa joins us live to tell us how many officers are leaving or appear
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to be on the verge of leaving. >> reporter: wasn't that loping ago the san jose police department was grateful to have 40 more officers but now according to the union, the number of recruits -- the number of recruits is dwindling fast. 40 grads received pins from the san jose police department after months of training to become officers but at the time we reported they predicted many new officers would leave soon because according to the union the departments cuts in pensions and benefits. sources told ktvu one officer already left for morgan hill, two committed to hayward. two are going through the application process to join hayward where the assistant chief is now chief. 12 others are known to be at various stages of background
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checks with other department. >> discouraging to know they are walking out the door for other agents. it is a problem that has to be addressed. a problem that is causing san jose not to be safe. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief dispute the numbers saying the number departing is less. san jose's department has less than a thousand officers, 300 less than a few years ago. an update tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. the city of pleasant hill is considering beefing up its ordinance on fire arms and
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ammunition sales. the city counsel was scheduled to hear it monday night at city hall. >> tenants at a apartment building that went up on flames yesterday today went back to the buildings. the fire gutted much of the 75 unit apartments. today residents were able to retrieve some items. no one was seriously hurt in the fire and the cause is under investigation. a oyster farm filed a petition in its fight to stay open. they are seeking an injunction to remain in business while its lawsuit proceeds. the farm is facing eviction. the national parks service wants to turn it into a marine wilderness area. fog back at the coast.
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coastal section today cool off quite a bit. fog cleared for a minute but then working its way back. fog tonight and into the morning hours. there it is. pardon me. this time of year. when the fog comes in with the high pressure set up you can get dense fog. pacifica. down by bolder creek. you will find low visibilities along the coast. highs tomorrow like today. these are the numbers from today. highs tomorrow about the same, maybe warmer. cool over night. no surprise. highs in san jose, upper70s. downtown san jose 79, 80 degrees saturday. sunday close to this. weekend very nice as high pressure dominates with slight
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off shore flow, enough to warm us. it will leave the fog compressed along the coast. and then the model pulls it away. tomorrow there will be sunshine coast side and lots of 80s into the area. nice day. 82 in napa tomorrow. 81 antioch. 82 brentwood. saturday looks like sunday. looks like today. not a lot of changes. similar weather into the five- day forecast. as you look at the five-day forecast, subtle changes from coast, inland bay and coast, numbers are similar. this weekend a lot going on. pumpkin festival. fog in the morning. it will clear off in the
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afternoon by 3:00 p.m. on saturday and sunday, temperatures in the mid-60s. bay area weekend look goods. there it is, five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view and fire danger not really as nasty as it can be. this pattern can create a bad situation. we are just below that. working out well. >> thank you. update, we are getting word b.a.r.t. management will come out at 6:45 p.m. and we are expecting their response to the unions with a list of demands. we have a ktvu crew there. we will have the latest on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 and the 10:00 p.m. news. the new york stock exchange is planning a dry run to prepare for twitter's initial public offer. they are trying to protect the problems that marred facebook ipo. twitter's ipo is expected in
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november before thanksgiving. we are in the south bay, maddores taking on cupertino. we will explain in a live report. >> good news to report after a police dog was hit by gunfire during a pursuit today. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36.
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strong earnings sent google shares past a thousand dollars for the first time today and that is making google co- founders wealthier. they made $5.9 billion. literally. just over night. it is friday night and that means high school football. >> sure does. fred inglis in the south bay waiting for the start of the cross town rivalry between cupertino and monta vista. fred? >> reporter: they are only 3- 1/2 miles apart so they have history. this is what this is about. i am with the head coach of the matadors. this is a cool deal. >> the trophy was established in 1985 but the rivalry has
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been since 1969. we played 40 some times and had a lot of history together. >> you have beaten them 9 straight years. >> cupertino has a good program and we beat them but, you know, the history of the game and the history of the program, cupertino and monta vista allowed us to continue this tradition. >> reporter: you are 4-2, looks like your offense is run and run and run. >> we like to run a little bit. we have a great offensive line. justin gets all the yards and everything but the offensive line does the job. >> reporter: he is averaging 140 yards a game. this is a school that just got this new stadium. this is only the second year. they used to play their home games at cupertino. this is finally a home game
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against the cross town rivals. >> good thing. >> reporter: see you later. >> thank you. tonight at 10:00 p.m. the condition of the 2-year-old boy who was wounded by a stray bullet tonight. we will have the latest and we are learning how often the stray bullet shootings happen. >> also, we are waiting for a response from b.a.r.t. management to the letter the b.a.r.t. unions sent to the board of directors and the general manager calling for an tend to? strike. they have conditions they would like b.a.r.t. management to meet. we will have coverage on that on join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. and then on the 10:00 p.m. news. >> we are always here for you on www.ktvu.com, as well asmobile ktvu. for all of us -- as well as
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mobile ktvu. for all of us here thank you for joining us here tonight. >> good night. >> for complete bay area news coverage, stay with ktvu channel 2 news and www.ktvu.com, news and weather available anytime you need it.
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oh, i forgot to ask. did it hurt? did what hurt? when you fell from heaven and landed on earth. i didn't fall from... oh. [ laughs ] because i'm an angel! [ laughs ] why are you so sweet? maybe just 'cause i'm so damn happy. today is jay's birthday. so i'm taking him to hawaii for a whole week. big suite in maui, just the two of us. got manny tied up in the backyard -- big bowl of kibble. [ chuckles ] i'm kidding. he's staying with claire and phil. this whole thing was a big surprise. i did it all myself -- the flight, the hotels. cost me a fortune, but it was worth it.

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