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filipinos in the bay area and tonight a number stepped up to offer aid at relief centers. >> reporter: they did their part to aid survivors of typhoon haiyan. >> they are hungry, you know. they need help. >> reporter: relief efforts focused on getting money to aid agents. philippina airlines is starting reairlifts. items being collected here in san francisco for shipment over seas. >> we areoping to do -- we are hoping to do that by the end of the week but it looks like we might be able to do it sooner. >> reporter: at powell and market streets people stepped forward to contribute.
>> weare hoping anyone can donate, even just a dollar. >> reporter: many who gave were filipinos. >> i know this happens all the time. it is kind of -- i remember when i was young the typhoon. >> reporter: groups are talking with san francisco city hall about a fundraiser here, possibly as soon as friday. at 6:00 p.m. the woman and her story about the family members just discovered alive today. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> supplies are starting to pour in from around the world and hopefully in time. one victim is quoted as saying people are walking around like zombies looking for food. the united states sent marines with supplies and they worked along side filipino soldiers. >> the embassy asked for
military and international relief organizations. military has capabilities that are unique. >> they ordered an aircraft carrier and other u.s. ships to help. they should be arriving in the next 2, 3 days and we posted a list of ways you can help the victims of the typhoon. just go to www.ktvu.com and scroll to web links. following breaking news in the south bay. pg&e says a power utage effected 5500 customers around 3:00 p.m. a power line came down. we just spoke with pg&e and they say the crews are at the scene and 15 minutes ago there are still 500 customers without power. electricity is expected to be restored to everyone within the hour. police in sclera rest -- santa clara arrested a burglary
suspect before 9:00 a.m. this morning. news chopper 2 was over head as they got into position. as a precaution neighbors were evacuated and residents were told -- residents were told to shelter in place. this was after 2:00 p.m. the new 4th over the caldecot tunnel is -- 4th bore of the caldecot tunnel is set to open this month. ktvu's tom vacar is here with more. >> you may see that for the next few days. it is a series of various responders, police, fire and emergency responders learning thew work together to respond to disasters. >> engine 6. >> reporter: today's response a car accident fire emergency including smoke grenades to give them real experience for the real emergencies that will
arise calling for mutual aid responses. >> to connect to another agents, fire engine, making sure that -- the connections between those are all seemless. >> we are also testing the communication with the operation center for the tunnel. communication procedures back and forth, communications with each other. >> reporter: if all goes well the drills will continue for days up to next week's opening. >> there are a series of 4, 5 scenarios, ranging from animal loose to something more serious such as a fire. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 p.m. the safety features that will improve traffic flow, even if there is a mishap. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. today is veterans day. the day people across the country pause to honor the men
and women who wore the uniforms. julie haener is live with more on how this day was marked. >> reporter: vet veterans day is to celebrate -- veterans day is to celebrate the day of all military veterans. [ music ] >> reporter: today president obama paid tribute to american veterans at juneau, -- at arlington national cemetery. he thanked those who are still living for their service to our country. >> they do this so we might live in a world that is safer, freer and more just. this is a gift they have given us. this is the debt that we owe them. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the nation's oldest world war ii veteran was
at the ceremony. 107-year-old received a special ovation. he volunteered for service in 1942 and fought in the pacific with a all black army unit. he met president obama today at the white house. >> president, i am surprised he called. wanted to talk to me. i don't know. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i don't know. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> they want to send me back over there. >> the u.s. isn't the only country that celebrates veterans day. australian, britain, canada and france honor their service men and women. reporting live, julie haener, ktvu channel 2 news. in the east bay people honored veterans during a ceremony in alameda. [ music ] >> veterans and families
attended a special ceremony on the aircraft carrier uss hornet. it honored the men and women of the navy. and included the throwing of a wreath over the side to remember those who died in battle. >> of all the people that were killed, whether in the air force or the other services, i just think about them that they gave up part of their life to help us retain our freedom that we have today. >> the museum is also giving free admission to veterans beginning today till november 17 as a way of saying thank you. >> as we honor the men and women who served our country 2 investigates the medical treatment they are receiving from va hospitals. >> he is learning to walk and talk. but not because of injuries suffering during his service.
when he went to a va hospital for teeth extractions doctors ignored his blood pressure being low. he 1 a lawsuit against the department of veterans affairs. the largest lawsuit against the va in more than a decade. tonight at 10:00 p.m. 2 investigates how many other cases involving the va are out there and how much money is used to settle them and why they are standing in the way of help from lawmakers in washington. 2 investigates tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. only on 2 tonight, legos that were used to teach kids about science and engineering have been stolen. they were inside a vehicle that a retired teacher used as a mobile lab. ktvu's paul chambers tells us why the teacher is dumbfounded. >> reporter: he says if his suv isn't found debt will be his future, it will cost thousands to replace the vehicle and the
equipment inside. he is hoping you can help out. >> reporter: to many people this is just a toy but to peter it is his life. >> everything else is missing. >> reporter: now changed after someone stole his suv. >> why would anybody want to take a 1991 path finder that has 300,000 miles on it. >> reporter: he came back to get into his vehicle but it was nowhere in sight. >> the combination of livelihood and transportation right now is gone. >> reporter: he use as laptop to teach students about science and engineering but since his equipment was stolen he had to cancel all his classes meaning he and his employees won't get paid. >> we put a lot of emphasis on
working in a team effort. >> reporter: his computers were not inside but his insurance doesn't cover the loss. >> i will have to use my credit cards which will set me back close to $7,000 and that is tough on social security. >> reporter: there are many sipes that warn people -- signs that warn people about leaving stuff in your car. officials will help out as best they can. if you see the suv, white path finder, 4lnro61, call police. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. tool some say is necessary. new at 5:30 p.m. the efforts to bring shot spotter technology oschools. >> it is november and still no rain. we explore this year and what
but does it hurt? nah. plus you get a really sweet bandaid! anything else i should know? here's a thought, try scoring more points on the other team. okay. even a warrior can get sick. kaiser permanente reminds you to get your flu shot this season. . continuing coverage on a fire at a recycling facility. after burning for hours the fire is now out. the threat may be over but questions remain. specifically about how dangerous the smoke was and whether the company may be fined as a result. ktvu's ann rubin is at the yard
now. >> reporter: though the fire here is out the effects of something like this tend to linger. the bay area air quality manage district said they have had 30 complaints tonight. the smoke from the fire settled in yesterday thanks to a stagnant weather pattern. as a result people were asked to shut their windows and stay indoored. officials say there is still -- indoors. officials say there is still particulate matter in the air. in august the company was fined $4.1 million for buying stolen copper. in 2012 the epa cracked down on them for pollution and they had a fire at different facilities in recent years. in 2007 they received a $20,000 fine. >> in 2007 they had a fire. there were complaints. people were inpacted -- impacted.
it is too soon to tell at this point what will happen with this fire. we know there has been lingering effects. >> reporter: they said we will continue a take every possible measure to limit the risk of incidents of this type and manage them when they occur. since that last fire they have added fire hydrants and limited the quality of stockpiled material. the investigation into the cause continues. live, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. a man who died in a crash yesterday has been identified. the accident happened about 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. the victim was 25 years old. she a web designer and -- he is a web designer and programmer. another person suffered major injuries. the accident closed the road if two hours. 200 drivers took over part of west oakland last night. police were called to a large
side show about 10:00 p.m. last night. we saw police stopping some drivers. former stanford offensive line man james i am -- jonathan martin will likely not return to the dolphins. he said he could no longer put up with harassment. the team suspected richie incognito -- suspended richie incognito. this afternoon the owner of the dolphins broke his silence about the situation and said there are things he will not tolerate. >> the world has changed. but one thing will not change, there will not be racial slurs or harassing or bullying in that work place, in that locker room and outside the locker room. >> he says he is scheduled to meet with martin wednesday.
the city counsel will take up a plan for a youth curber curfew. -- curfew. it would require juveniles to be off the street after 10:00 p.m. teens could be sited, fined or arrested if they violate the surfew. hollywood is labeying too many violent -- labeling too many violent movies as pg13. most contain at least one violent scene and half volve a gun. -- involve a gun. pg13 doesn't mean it is appropriate for a 13-year-old and they called to rate more movies "r." let's talk about our weather now. felt like rain all day long. kept waiting for it and it
hasn't. are we going to get any? >> little bit. wish we would get more. clouds are thickening up. pheers, you can feel -- atmosphere, you can feel it. we might see sprinkles and showers tonight. mainly in the north bay and drizzle along the coast. there is rain off shore but the main activity remains north of the bay area. the problem we have here is the front is separated from the low- pressure system. sharing here. that is the part that would be hitting us. into the next 12 hours we will watch the clouds increase. drizzle in the forecast as we go into the over night hours and then you will see on the computer model you will see the chance of light sprinkles in the north bay early tomorrow morning with the cloud cover. tomorrow morning, temperatures in the 40s. not in the 30s. 40s. it will be warmer than it has been.
it will stay that way as clouds remain in the forecast. tonight at 9:00 p.m. you see the rain. strength is up north. right? more rain. 1:00 a.m., nothing for us. i suspect we will squeeze drizzle around 6:00 a.m. santa rosa. tracking it. all this stuff off shore. again, i am disappointed this would have been a nice rain event. a lot last week. right? monday night, tuesday. the timing was good but the forecast busted because the rain -- doesn't look like it will show up for us. would have been nice. tomorrow oakland cloudy. wed roads around the bay. berkeley area. 70 degrees. clouds clear tomorrow in the late afternoon and it will become mostly sunny, upper 60s.
70s the warm spots. san jose 70 degrees. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view, there it is. chance. that would have been nice to have more. looks like it is a chance for mostf us with a good -- most of us with a good shot north of santa rosa. 50s. by lunchtime partly cloudy skies and 3:00 p.m. mostly sunny. there is your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. we are doing story -- talking tonight about the concern for rain in -- in california. boy, there is big concern. there really is. couple dry years. >> we know what it is like. thank you. three astronauts are back from the international space station and they brought with them the olympic torch. the returning astronauts handed it off on their return to earth today. it went on a space walk on saturday. it will now continue its
journey towards sochi, russia for the winter olympic next february. up next a study about bay area traffic. plus a very emotional transformation. the video offering hope this veterans day for veterans who are down and out. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> is the new face of the military a female one? why the -- the reason why they are looking to fill their ranks with women plus -- >> turning the focus from crime to community, the lesson most police hope to -- the police hope to learn. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. [ male announcer ] you can change your tomorrow if you do something today. and there's never been a better time because this year, devry university has $45 million dollars in need and merit-based scholarships and grants available to those who qualify. and this degree can make a difference.
bay area commuters are headed home. this is a live look at the drive on interstate 80. you can see traffic bad eastbound and westbound and the far left is also packed. we have a new study spelling out that traffic jams are paralyzing bay area commutes and making drives longer and longer. experts confirm the bay area has the worse traffic in the country. >> traffic is getting worse. before traffic wasn't so bad like during work hours. now there is traffic throughout the whole day. >> a study confirms the san francisco oakland area is the third most congested. san jose is fifth for the worst traffic in the nation.
in 2010 it ranked 13th. experts say it is a testament to the growth in bay area jobs as the economy recovers. commuters say they are not surprised by the findings. >> 101 is bad already. just going to get worse. this is a nice area to live in. i am happy. >> the report finds honolulu has the nation's worse traffic and according to other research drivers sit in traffic 38 hours a year. drivers in california are stuck in traffic longer, 62 hours a year. you say schools are attracting a record number of foreign students. 820,000 international students studied at u.s. colleges last year. that is a 7% increase. mostly due to a surge in students from china and saudi
arabia. the over all number is less than 4% of the total number of students. american students studying abroad hit a high of 283,000. millions of people are clicking on a youtube video that offers hope for down and out veterans. [ music ] >> what you are seeing is an army veteran getting a make over. it was published by an organization that helps veterans and said it helped him get control of his life. it already bip viewed -- been viewed 11 million times. if you would like to see it there is a link on www.ktvu.com. new technology could be coming to schools but it is not for learning. >> tracks shootings in six bay
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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. necknology that tracks gunfire -- technology that tracks gunfire is moving indoors. a bay area company has new technology to track work place and school shootings. >> new at 5:00 p.m. ktvu's christien kafton is here. one school in oakland is already looking at using this new technology? >> reporter: that's right. one school is negotiating to be part of the pilot program. so far that deal hasn't been finalized. oakland is one of six bay area cities that use shot spotter to pinpoint where a shooting takes place. now the company says new technology allows them to track shooters indoors. >> reporter: from this room
technicians monitor 80 cities world wide. officials say the new system allows them to pinpoint indoor shootings to individual rooms. >> not just for indoor work places, schools, on university campuses. military. >> reporter: today's scenario begins outside with the gunman firing several shots. the gunman moves indoors where this censor picks up shots in this room. shots spotter says the technology saves time alerting police about a shooting without relying on 911 and offers intelligence. pinpointing exactly where the shots were fired indoors. >> the size of the room defines the aciacy. >> the price -- accuracy.
15,000 for the system and $10,000 a year for monitoring. he said it is similar to a fire alarm system. >> what we are seeing here in the u.s. is we are seeing increase in the number of active shooter situation. the new normal. >> reporter: this afternoon i spoke with east palo alto police, they told me he doesn't know enough about the system to issue a adjustment on it but he said anything that could help officers pinpoint a shooter would be an advantage. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. police at university of california at berkeley are looking for a man who has been exposing himself on campus. five women reported seeing the man. there were three separate reports wednesday night. the first two in a bath room. another in the work out room. each time the suspect ran away
before police arrived. >> i see security once a night to check to see if there are homeless people. but other than that no. doesn't seem to be much going on. >> a white man 5'10" with a medium build and short dark hair. anyone with information is asked to contact police. authorities are trying to find out why someone left two loaded hand guns next to a fence at a high school. a dog walker found the guns thursday. the bag was next to a fence on the edge of the school's baseball field. the person who found them turned them over to a sheriff's deputy. one gun was reported stolen. new information tonight about the recall of 180,000
pounds of pre-packaged food. 26 people got sick from the e.coli bacteria after eating food prepared by a company. tonight ktvu learned why investigators are having a difficult time tracking down the source of the contamination. ktvu's allie rasmus is here live to explain what she discovered. >> reporter: in this case the challenge for investigators have to do with the types of food being recalled. in any pre-packaged salads there are multiple ingredients. it could take a while to figure out which ingredient is making people sick. >> reporter: pre-cooked chicken is a common item but inspectors say it may not be the problem. >> e.coli is not common in checken. we are looking at other -- chicken. we are looking at other
sources. >> reporter: walgreen's sells a salad on the list. whole foods also sell items. all of the foods were mained by glass onion catering. it was open today. no one at the company would speak to us. there are two agents working on the recall. the food and drug administration and the food and drug administration. >> any plant that is producing meat, pultry and egg product -- powellry and egg products. >> reporter: some consumers question the inspection process and their food safety. >> every week there is a recall. we just went through the chicken. i am trying to lose weight. every time you turn around there is a recall on something. >> reporter: she said the
problem at this plant may have to do with the fact they are using many different ingredients. it increases the risk. >> reporter: despite public perception there hasn't been a large than normal increase. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. doctors say e.coli can be deadly. it can cause dehydration, diarrhea and cramps. that usually happens 2 to 8 days after exposure. and in more severe quases e.coli -- cases e.coli can cause kidney failure. you can find a list of the recalled items on www.ktvu.com. more problems with the healthcare website. >> what went wrong? >> the latest effort to come up
shopping earlier to start the holiday season. several stores will open before black friday. target, kohls and jc penny will open at 8:00 p.m. thursday night. they said it will help shoppers beat the crowds and stay competitive with other stores. e-mail is blamed for the postal services financial woes. amazon is partnering up with the post service to offer sunday package delivery. right now it is only available in new york and los angeles. but it could come to other areas next year. >> we lost mail volume but the internet is big for us because of convenience. >> they are still looking to eliminate saturday letter
delivery but must get approval first. the u.s. postmaster general may be planning to reintroduce new postal stamp. the stamps show kids playing various kinds of sports but none of the kids are wearing safety gear. president obama raised an objection and said they have just been sitting. however today they may introduce them. >> stamp could be fixed once it is printed. we like the way they are.
>> reporter: ranchers say that will start need to rain. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> with the possibility of a second dry year california officials are looking at the possibility of cloud seeding. it could add 400,000-acre feet to the water supply, and supply water to 400,000 homes for a year. our chief meteorologist bill martin now. does it look like we will get rain? >> not a lot. wet roadways perhaps. here is the thing. i mean, november can be dry. you know that. same with october. we get our heaviest rains after that. it could turn this on.
we have had dry years around here and it is something we got to keep our eyes on. the forecast tonight, increasing clouds. clouds increasing. moisture increasing. that will get you drizzle. we are not going to get much. we are talking about last week looked like it might be multiple event, maybe half inch of rain. but doesn't look like we will see that. the computer model cloudy tomorrow morning and cleaned of clouds throughout the area. 70s. upper 60s tomorrow despite the clouds. it might be wet in the north bay. drizzle on the roadways as you go into the great highway. and then maybe sprinkles north of san rafael.
tomorrow morning chance in the north bay but that could produce drizzle south. light glazing on the roadways. the system is sizzling out. 10:00 p.m. tonight, going off inue reeka. they are get -- inue reeka. they are getting rain. we start to clear out. partly cloudy skies by the afternoon hours. we will have an opportunity warm up. san francisco tomorrow cloudy. maybe drizzle. but again not a game changer for you. the big impact the morning hours. slower on the bay bridge. 65 degrees in san francisco tomorrow. clear lake 70. 68 walnut creek. warms up nicely.
temperatures come up. not really a cold system. again, rooting it on. last week, been here a long time. bay area. talking 35 years, this happens. we have slow starts like this. my concern is that we have had a couple light years of rainfall. the ground waters are low. just because it hasn't been heavy rain, doesn't tell you anything. we will know more in january and february. >> check back. thank you. tomorrow is a popular day for weddings because of the numbers in the date. november 12 of this year is 11/12/13. and some clerks are holding plenty of weddings because of that. in santa cruz there are ceremonies every half hour all day long. that is a jump from the three
ceremonies a day. december 13 of next year or 12/13/14. a high honor for a fallen soldier who died 40 years ago. >> receive as purple heart 40 years after he was killed in action. >> back now to -- julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> a gender gap that could be tilting towards women. >> a different world now than when i was in the military. >> with female soldiers filling the ranks the outreach organizations are doing to find new leaders. flying 2,000-miles for a lesson about community, what oakland hope to learn. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
hurry, this offer ends december 2nd. for details, visit vwdealer.com today. an important diagnostic tool for cardiac patients. researchers used 3d printing to create a patient's veins and vessels. the models are used to help a doctor during surgery. it can take one hour to 9 hours for one of those print jobs. >> the system moves back and
forth. lays layers of 20-microns thickness of both materials. and they just builds the entire model one layer at a time. >> the 3d model and printing -- modeling and printing industry is growing fast. auto desk announced a new research and development space at peer 9. the number of veterans committing suicide is down. officials said the rate dropped significantly this year among veterans. last year it was an epidemic but this year it dropped by 22%. this year there have been 245 suicides among army, navy, air force and marine veterans. last year at this time there was 316. officials say it is unclear why suicides have dropped so much. on this veterans day a
soldier was awarded his purple heart 40 years after he was killed. ktvu's rob roth attended the ceremony and spoke to the soldier's sister. >> reporter: it took four decades for this brief moment to occur. >> president of the united states awarded the purple heart. >> reporter: this afternoon inside the va center the sister was presented with this purple heart 43 years after he was killed in vietnam. >> my brother is smiling down on us. >> reporter: he was a radio operator. >> he was the definition of swag before there was a word swag. >> reporter: in the early morning june 30, 1970 his unit fired on soldiers but one of its units exploded, killing him. he was 20 years old.
>> foggy. it was dark. 4:30 a.m. in the morning. people were screaming. >> reporter: initially the military ruled he was killed by friendly fire and therefore ineligible for one of these. and that is how it stood for four decades. until his sister learned that soldiers killed or wounded by friendly fire are eligible if it was nearby so she created records and statements from soldiers. send them to a reboard that awarded him the purple heart. >> this is a great joyous moment for all of us and represents healing for us for something that at one time was a tragic moment. i am very proud of my big brother. >> reporter: and the state corrected 43 years later. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> good job by his sister there. show your thanks by sharing our
facebook beige. visit ktvu on facebook. now at 6:00 p.m. if it works in chicago could it work here? the new crime fighting skills that could be put to the test in the bay area. a story only on 2. >> we are getting a clearer picture of the widespread devastation caused by typhoon haiyan. this as families in the bay area received word about the fate of their loved ones and firefighters prepare for the worse inside the new fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel. the lesson first respondards learned the hard bay -- responders learned the hard way. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. good evening. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> there are fears of a massive death toll in the philippines. by some estimates as many as 10,000 people may have been
killed following last friday's storm. as for the official death toll it fluctuates. so far the confirmed death toll is 942. the united nations says 620,000 people have been displaced. today a survey over the city by u.s. marines found that nearly every building there has been damaged or destroyed. emergency supplies are on their way to survives today. u.s. marines and soldiers loaded up cargo planes. here in the bay area they are coordinating relief supplies and money. ktvu's david stevenson has a look at these efforts. >> reporter: activists worked hard to raise money for typhoon haiyan relief today in downtown san an
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