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frustration and confusion at the new graton resort and casino. when the lights all go out. we'll tell you what caused the power outage and why some patrons said they were cost money. i don't want any parent to feel how i felt that day when i got that phone call. >> a mother's phone call after learning what her daughter went through on a school campus. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where candles will be lit later today for the victims of
typhoon haiyan in the philippines. we'll tell you about the vigil planned and the relief effort. another round of grilling over the troubled healthcare.gov website. who is on the hot seat and the big named democrats asking the president to keep a promise. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." these are live pictures from outside casino graton in rohnert park. it's business as usual but last night it was a much different story as the power went out making for some confusing moments for many gamblers. the role a fiery car crash played coming up in a live report. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's check the weather and traffic. steve? >> we have clear skies except for some fog mainly from about point reyes north where there's very thick fog.
but south, things look good. we start out with clear skies. pacifica, clear 48. el granada, clear. maybe some fog. maybe you can look out and see it, but it's to the north again. sunny, warmer today. there is a slight component of an easterly breeze for most. it will be cooler and breezy as we wet to friday and saturday. but today and tomorrow, mostly sunny and warmer. more 40s than the mid- to upper 50s yesterday. we had cloud cover 24 hours ago. this morning, under clear skies except for some of that fog. we'll have a lot more 40s and 50s. it will be sunny and warmer for everybody today. maybe a few high clouds drifting by the north bay. it's a dry, stable pattern for a couple of days here. we'll see changes as we get a good low dropping in the east of us as we head toward friday and saturday. sunny and warmer. patchy fog near the coast. we'll have a warmer afternoon. temperatures with a few in the mid-70s. here's sal. steve, good morning.
we are looking at a commute that's busy but it's not as bad as it was yesterday, in case you are keeping track of those kinds of things. the bay bridge is about a 25, 30-minute delay. if you are in the fast track lane coming off 880, that's probably your best approach to the bay bridge. there is a minor injury nearby, west 80 at the toll plaza. they've been moved off to the side. chp is taking a report. you will see it. and 880 looks good. we don't have a backup yet near the coliseum. 580 looks good. southbound 101 and 280 are doing very well on the peninsula. if i'm able to move the map over here, i'm just gonna drag it over. you can see the traffic on the east bay commute is slow. in fact, it's backing up from about 238 as you head on down the main part of fremont. after that it gets better. let's go back to the desk.
a car crash and fire caused a big problem at california's biggest katy, which opened just -- casino which opened just last week. the graton resort was among thousands of homes in businesses in the dark after a blackout late last night. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live from rohnert park with reaction from gamblers. good morning, claw de. >> -- claudine. >> reporter: good morning. the power outage lasted long enough to frustrate gamblers here at the casino. take a look at the resort. the sun is coming up. but you can see the power is back on there and things are running normally. but people left here overnight, not sure if they would get their money back from what was lost in the power outage. >> reporter: overnight, the bright lights were replaced with this -- darkness and confusion. instead of happy gam berrings inside -- gamblers inside, we found unhappy and confused
people outside, people like monica lynch who described for us what it was like when the power went off just before 11:00. >> we were gambling. we were gambling. the power went out and everyone gasped and there is a lot of ticked off people there. >> reporter: a car verses a utility pole, that crash affected more than 3600 customers. when you include a casino among those affected, you also have to account for the gamblers. if you were at a table, you seem to be okay. this man took out a cell phone. there was enough light to cash people out. if you were at a machine, it was a different story. >> the pit bosses covered our stuff. some went bank. some stayed on -- went blank. some stayed on. >> reporter: one man's machine went dark with a couple hundred bucks inside. >> they told us to get out. we'll keal you and you get your
-- we'll call you and you get your money back. we promise. there's no promise. we come here. and we're going out with no money, no money even for gas. >> reporter: he was a little skeptical about getting the call. he will wait for the call. back live out here, we have reached out to casino spokespeople who described this morning for us, this power outage very short saying their backup generators worked, but trying to figure out how many people might be in that same boat that that man we just talked to is in. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. this big power problem came hours after city leaders of rohnert park received their first official progress report on the impact of the new casino. coming up in 25 minutes, the one thing that has really surprised the city's police chief. 7:06. vallejo police tell ktvu a motel shooting case is now a homicide investigation. an unidentified 26-year-old man was found shot in the parking lot of the motel 6 on
fairgrounds drive about 6:45 last night. he died later at a hospital. the search for suspects and the investigation continues. more coverage now of typhoon haiyan. the official death toll in the philippines, 2,344. the government predicts the final death toll will be about 2500. that's a lot less than the 10,000 first predicted. survivors say the food, water and medicine supplies are still slow to arrive. and loot something a major problem -- looting is a major problem. eight people were kill when a wall collapsed while thousands of people stormed a rice warehouse in the central philippines. well, today is being called an international day of solidarity for the victims of the typhoon. some people here are taking part in an effort to support the victims. ktvu's janine de la vega is in downtown san jose to tell us about a memorial service planned for tonight.
>> reporter: a crowd is expected in front of the martin luther king library in downtown san jose because a candlelight vigil is going to be held for those tawf victims. a local -- typhoon victims. now, there have been numerous local relief efforts for those in the philippines affected. students from san jose state university are collecting nonperishable food, toiletries, baby supplies and medical kits in front of the event center today and tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. nearly half of the population lives in california. a cal state east bay student says her father was visiting relatives in the philippines when the typhoon hit and flooded their house. he and family members survived by hanging onto furniture for hours. a grandmother lost her grip and drowned. >> i don't know how he is over there, if he's getting food, water, clothes. just worried and -- i mean, i'm
relieved that he's alive. but i'm worried about his situation over there. >> reporter: palo alto has a sister city in the philippines, palo, the city around 63,000 was hit hard by the storm. the palo alto daily news is reporting that last night, the city council devidded to donate -- decided to donate $10,000. more donations are welcomed at the vigil being held in downtown san jose. there will be speakers and cultural performances. it begins at 6:15 in front of the mlk library at the corner of east san fernando and 4th street. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. now there are many, local, national, international efforts to help the typhoon victims. we posted a list of ways you can help out. go to ktvu.com. just scroll down to the web links. there's a warning out for female students at u.s. santa cruz. police say -- uc santa cruz. police say there have been reports that women's drinks at
recent parties may have been spiked with unknown drugs. in at least one incident, the victim said she was sexually assaulted. uc santa cruz police and city of santa cruz police are now investigating. police say to avoid this happening to you, don't leave your drinks unattended. never accept and open drink from a stranger and avoid going to parties by yourself. a mother in el sobrante is warning for others parents after a stranger walked into her daughter's school and apparently tried to pick her up. the girl attends el sobrante christian school on argyle road. it's a small, private elementary school. the principal admits mistakes were made when the man walked into the school's office november 4th, gave just the girl's name and received a visitor's pass. surveillance video shows he's african-american with long dreadlocks. he called limb self james but disclosed no other -- himself james but disclosed no other i.d.
or information. he left after staff approached him. the school called her mother. you made no arrangements with anyone to pick up your daughter? >> no i was completely horrified, especially because it involved my daughter. >> reporter: the school sent notices to rnt as and -- parents and held a meeting on monday. the contra costa county sheriff's department has increased patrols and richmond schools are told to look out for the man. the worst traffic bottleneck on highway 101 in the bay area won't be fixed for seven more years. a new report shows it will take that long to get the money to build carpool lanes on the section from northbound novato to petaluma. in the meantime, construction crews are improving all of the interchanges in petaluma among other changes in the area called the narrows. 40 miles is to be widened between marin and sonoma counties actually started 14
years ago. 7:11. a rental scam on craigslist is forcing some college students from their homes. >> we're just trying to make the best of it, trying to see how much money we can get together to try to get another -- >> hue they were tricked into -- how they were tricked into thinking they had a place to live and who police are looking for. and these are live pictures underway right now in washington about the troubled healthcare website. why the administration begged to keep one official from testifying. good morning. right now, we do have slow traffic all over the place as the morning commute gets to its peak. you can see 280 is not doing very well. well, already out of the gate with a lot of sunshine for most. there's fog on the north coast. it will be warmer today but how much warmer and how long will it last? it gets an impressive 34 highway mpg and comes with no charge scheduled maintenance. and right now you can drive one home for practically just your signature. sign. then drive. get zero due at signing, zero down,
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hearings are underway on capitol hill about the troubled healthcare.gov website. you are looking at both pictures live simultaneously of the hearings. todd park, the white house chief technology officer, will be testifying before the house oversight and government reform committee. these are live pictures happening on the left. initially, the white house asked to delay the hearing until september saying park was too busy helping to fix the website. the other hearing going on right now is the house homeland security committee and that hearing is looking into security concerns about the personal information being entered into the healthcare.gov website and whether that's actually secure. ktvu's kyla campbell is monitoring both of these hearings and she will give us a live update from our bureau coming up at 7:30. california senator dianne feinstein is among the growing number of big named democrats
calling on president obama to keep his promise and allow people to hold onto their current insurance policies. senator feinstein says she's received more than 30,000 calls, e-mails and letters from people in california who have had their policies canceled and are now facing increased out of pocket costs. feinstein is co-sponsoring legislation that would extend the grandfathered date so people who have the policies they like can keep them and former president clinton is the one who basically started the call for president obama to let people keep their current insurance as he had consistently promised. the white house says president obama agrees with clinton. white house spokesman jay carney said yesterday that president obama has tasked his team to find solutions for people who have lost their plans. 7:16. san francisco police want your help. they are trying to find a young
man who has been missing since last week. 20-year-old derrick chow was last seen in the bayview district six days ago. he was on his way to catch the 29 mun bus for san francisco -- muni bus for san francisco city college. he's about 5'10", 185 pounds. he was wearing black rimmed glasses and dark clothing. grief counselors are at el cerrito high school to help students deal with a classmate's apparent suicide. yesterday, the students found out about the death of falsto del gotta. he was hit at a b.a.r.t. train yesterday morning. officials say he took his own life. >> it's sad, you never know what people are going through. >> it's important that we communicate with our kids to make sure they are okay. >> stats show suicide is the third leading cause of death in people between the ages of 10 and 24 years old.
it takes about 4600 young lives every year. san francisco's bill for last summer's huge fire in the yosemite area now stands at more than $36 million. the rim fire was the third largest wildfire in california history. it burned through hutch of the hetch hetchy system which carries fresh drinking water and hydraulic energy from yosemite national park to san francisco. the fire also threatened the camp which is owned by the city of san francisco. a watery cleanup continues at the alameda county courthouse. part of the building was flooded twice. the sixth floor was soaked by a leak on saturday and water poured all the way down to the second floor of the police administration building. and two days later, there was a second leak. repairs and cleanup may take a week and a half to complete. new this morning, smoke in the cockpit forced a delta airlines flight to make an emergency landing in new york.
delta spokesperson tells ktvu a pilot on flight 2921 from j.f.k. to minneapolis reported smoke about 5:30 our time. the pilot turned the plane around, went back to j.f.k. and landed ten minutes later. there were about 70 passengers on board. all of them got off the plane at a taxi area away from the gate. no one was hurt. the investigation continues. in the meantime, another flight had to divert and make an unscheduled stop last night. the cockpit windshield cracked mid-flight. there's a picture of that windshield taken from inside the cockpit. it was an american airlines flight 160 from miami to boston. the plane only got as far as orlando. the pilots landed their safely after the double-paned windshield cracked right in front of them. none of the 156 passengers and crew on board were hurt. the plane was taken out of fs -- out of service for repairs.
the passengers got on another plane. it landed in boston early this morning. still no word on what caused the crackled windshield. >> it doesn't happen very often. but it does happen. once in a while. >> yeah. let's check in with sal and obviously, problems happen on traffic also. how is the bay bridge toll plaza? >> it's okay. i'm glad you asked that. it's gotten busier since the last time we saw it. we're also looking at highway 24 and some of the other commutes. but this commute has become just a little bit busier. it just shows you we're not at the peak of the commute yet. we're getting there. i have a feeling unless something goes wrong, yesterday it kind of reminded me something went wrong. we had a crash yesterday that kind of left everybody waiting at hole. they waited around. they had to -- they had to sit through slow traffic. this is highway 24 westbound as you drive up to the caldecott. you can see traffic is slow in
la fayette and orinda. 880 is slow again. we had someone point this out to me that this commute is a parking lot. 880 is slow from 238 all the way down to stevenson in fremont. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. before i get to the remains of typhoon haiyan or yolando, kevin leavey sent out a tweet. there's been more rain in phoenix and about everybody else on the west coast than sfo since january 1st. sfo has had 2.12 inches of rain since january 1st. palm springs has had rain. we are amazingly dry here. i don't see anything changing until maybe thanksgiving. as patrick in redwood shore says i should make a tee time. that way it will rain.
haiyan has turned tropical. it recurved went up to vietnam, china. now you can see the trail of it as it starts to recurve back in the pacific. we'll keep an -- keep an on eye on it -- keep an eye on it. point reyes north. south of there, it's clear. there's a component of an easterly breeze. sunny and warmer for everybody. it looks pretty good unless you are in some of that fog. friday and saturday, very strong dynamic low moving into the north. today and tomorrow look pretty good. san francisco, sunny. we'll go for a high of 66 today. inland temperatures, we might see a few mid-70s. a chilly morning but sunny and warm later on, 74 for a high in livermore today and probably about the same tomorrow. overall, we're looking for clear skies except for the patchy fog kind of favoring part, of the coast.
30s and 40s. only a few 50s. san francisco bebe one. 27 in tahoe. 33 in reno. if you have travel plans up there today and tomorrow is sock. it will get cold and windy after that. patchy fog near the coast. mainly again, sonoma, marin coast. we'll give way to a warmer afternoon as temperatures continue to climb up. 76 in clearlake. 72 sonoma. novato, 73. napa is in there as well. 75 santa rosa, kentfield, 71. 71 walnut creek. to 75 brentwood. 73 pleasanton. upper 60s. berkeley, oakland, san leandro, hayward, low to mid from san jose to millbrae. 60s on the coast. upper 60s or low 70s on the peninsula from san mateo's 71. mostly sunny thursday and then here comes a change friday into saturday. much cooler. windy at times and breezy. it will be okay on sunday. but a cold morning. >> all right, steve. san francisco police sued by one of their own. shocking things one police
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7:25. we have obtained dramatic video of a house fire near san leandro where crews discovered an illegal pot operation. we first reported the fire last week but have now obtained video shot by a firefighter's helmet cam. firefighters say the flames were a challenge to put it out because the three-story home is built into a hillside. two dogs died in the fire. firefighters say heat lamps used for the marijuana grow parked the -- sparked the fire. tesla's founder says there's no way the car will recall its model-s sedans even though there have been three car fires in the last two months. he says the model-s is one of
the safest cars on the road. he claims the drivers were not hurt because the battery platform kept flames away from the passenger compartment. two of the fires happened after the cars hit metal debris on the roads. the other car burned after crashing into a tree. police and parents teaming up in one bay area city. why they are now protecting children heading home from school. concern from treasure island residents this morning after a radioactive piece was found months ago. what's being done to clean it up now. temperatures starting off anywhere from 30s to 50s. there is a little bit of fog. we'll see how that impacts coastal temperatures. i love watching tv outside.
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good morning. live pictures from treasure island. nice shot there. but there are new worries right now about radiation contamination at the island. you can see some of the warning signs there on a fence about this concern despite years of cleanup, there's still reports of radioactive chards being found there and right nearby, some homes. we'll have a live report on this coming up. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. steve, for weather. >> we have mainly clear skies.
there's a little hint of fog. most of it seems to be north of point reyes and on the sonoma and mendocino coast. there's still a little breeze in san francisco. they are 54. a lot more in the way of 40s or 50s. if you get an easterly breeze, it might be cooler, quiet calm, not much going on. clear skies for most except for some of the patchy fog. it will be sunny and warmer for almost everybody unless you are dealing with the fog. a few high clouds might drift by the north bay. another quiet pattern which means we're back to sunny and warmer even though we could use the rain. don't see anything. i see a big wind and cooldown event as we head towards friday and saturday. sunny and warmer. patchy fog near the coast. but mainly points north. it will give way to a sunny and warmer afternoon. mid-70s popping up again. here's sal. >> we are looking at the commute that's really kind of at its peak any time between 7:15 and 7:45. you will see the heaviest
traffic and a lot of times people have no choice. they have to go now. this is highway 24 coming up through la fayette. you will see slow traffic. you will see it in orinda and you will see it on the oakland side of the tunnel as well. also going to see slow traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. again, this being the peak of the morning commute. there are no major problems. if you are driving to the south bay, i want to show you the south bay map with all of the red there, highway 85 is very slow. it's backed up from 87 all the way through into the valley and so is 280. we do have some slow traffic there. 101 is slow all the way back from 85 all the way through to sunnyvale. 7:32. let's go back to the desk. new this morning, reports of radioactive chards still being found on treasure island despite years of cleanup. ktvu's brian flores live on treasure island right now with more on the worried residents. good morning, brian. >> reporter: no question. they are worried this morning, dave. good morning to you. we are on the western side of treasure island and to my right
is an area that is currently under construction but it is blocked off to authorize personnel only because of radiation concerns. this isn't anything knew to t.i. residents but what is a memo that states that there may will be radioactive pieces orchards on the island -- or chards on the island. that's a concern for kids who play around here. this is a picture of a chard. in that memo, again, obtained by. center for investigative reporting. it was found last march. according to the memo, it was so hot that holding onto it for an hour, could have caused severe radiation burns and hair loss. in terms of dealing with radiation, this is not new to treasure island residents. they say they were notified local officials perhaps during the time when the island used to be a naval island.
regarding this new chard, there's concerns from residents. >> the concern, let's get it done immediately. don't put it on the back burner. know there's humans that are living around all of this and get it cleaned up. put attention around this immediately. >> reporter: the long-term goal is that the land will be urn turned over -- will be turned over to the city and the plans are to redevelop this area with pray grounds, reck rye -- playgrounds, recreation area but the concern from the residents, those need to be addressed before that can happen. as we take it back out here live, at this point, navy officials tell the chronicle, there's no way to know how many radioactive pieces may be on the island as they stay they continue to investigate. we're live here on treasure island, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. happening today -- a san francisco sheriff's deputy charged with bank robbery is scheduled to appear in court today. 37-year-old phil tong is
accused of robbing a bank of america near ocean beach last november. prosecutors say he made off with $1700 in cash. a separate weapons charge could be consolidated during the preliminary hearing. tong was suspended after the arrest. a san francisco police officer is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. lorenzo adamson said he was racially profiled, choked and arrested by several colleagues who did not recognize him during a traffic stop. he was pulled over on the bayview district on may 30th for not having a license plate. he said the first question he was asked if he was on probation or parole. the city has not responded to the lawsuit. four college students in south san francisco, they are desperate to find a new place to live. this after they rented a hughes they found on craigslist from a woman who didn't even own it. here is here's the house -- here is the house listed for
rent. the college students paid the woman $1800 in rent. one day they came home, the locks were changed. they found out the woman bhe rented it -- they rented it from is not the landlord. >> we did home work on how long the house has been there. and she knew everything as much as we did. >> the young tenant said she's rented through craigslist before with no problems. police say there's only a slim chance they will ever catch the woman posing as the landlord. the suspect is described as an asian woman, about 40 years old, with a light complexion, about 5'3" with short, black hair. happening right now, top healthcare.gov officials are testifying at a congressional hearing. kyla campbell has been watching live from capitol hill and joins us to explain the security risks in the spotlight
this hour. kyla? >> reporter: tori, oversight committee chairman darrell issa says hackers could get ahold of private, sensitive information from people who have used healthcare.gov. we're taking a live look right now at the hearing, where the chief project manager for the website and others will answer tough questions. issa told the witnesses they were not ready and neither was the website. >> this wasn't a small or scathing mistake. this was a monumental mistake to go live and effectively explode on the launchpad. >> reporter: issa released documents this week showing where the healthcare.bov officials knew where there were high security risks and moved forward with the october 1st date anyway. they did not test the website from end to end. he said website troubles are not because of technology failings but rather because an
administration was willing to cut corners and meet political deadlines. republicans are focusing on what's not working rather than what is with the president's healthcare law. i will continue to watch this hearing and have testimony from both sides after 8:30. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. president obama's approval has dropped to a new low. only 39% of americans they say they approve of the job the president is doing in the latest poll. 54% say they disapprove and it's the first time the president's approval -- approval rates has dipped -- rating has dipped below 50%. and the approval rating of congress has dropped more than the president's. a new gallup poll shows only 9% of americans approve of the job congress is doing. that's the lowest approval rating in the 39 years gallup
has conducted the survey. americans say they blame incestant gridlock, partisan bickering and the fact that congress isn't getting anything done. we're following a big power problem last night at california tea biggest casino which opened in sonoma county just last week. >> the graton resort and casino was among thousands of businesses and homes in rohnert park that lost power. claudine wong is out there. she's been out here since 4:30. she will bring you a live report at 8:00. that problem occurred hours after city leaders in rohnert park got their first official progress report on the new casino. everyone who headed there knows traffic was a nightmare the day the casino opened last week. but the police say traffic is actually improving dramatically, the past couple of days. the police say there's not been one single drunk driving arrest tied to the casino. >> we asked them if they could
make a last call at 1:00 just like a.b.c. laws and clear all alcohol at 2:00 a.m. and they agreed to do that. >> city leaders say it's way too early to determine if the casino will cause any long-term problems. police around parents in the san lorenzo area are teaming up to protect children heading home from school. "operation safe passage" was set up to help students who may be confronted by gang members, thieves and bullies as they walk home. twice a week, plifs and -- police officers and parents are patrolling parents of ashland avenue and east 14th street as students leave nearby schools. there have been several serious crimes in the area in the past few months. demolition crews will be back at work this morning tearing down the old eastern span of the bay bridge. the work began yesterday exactly 77 years after the bay bridge first opened. caltrans says the old bridge still poses a safety threat
even though it's now closed. a major quake that damages the old bridge could damage the new one where the two structures are close together. he was a colorful character on the gridiron. but now tim tebow may be hanging up his cleats for a new career. and why one teenager's effort to change a dictionary's definition of the word "gay" got the attention of one of the biggest companies in the world. we're looking at traffic in the south bay. you can see 280 northbound is pretty slow. all of the south bay roads are slower. we'll run those down for you -- straight ahead. a lot of sunshine already. although there's a little bit of fog. overall, it looks like another warm day. but how long will it last?
stocks getting off a weak start. stocks falling in asia after no bold economic reforms were reported after a close had i watched meeting with communist leaders in beijing. the dow is down 46. the nasdaq is up 2. the s&p is down 3. 7:44. starbucks will pay kraft nearly $3 billion to end a long- running legal battle. the dispute focused on starbucks ending an agreement to sell starbucks ground coffee and whole coffee beans in grocery store. starbucks wanted to end the deal because it was not happy how sales were being handled. it offered kraft $700 million but kraft rejected that.
netflix wants to make it easier for subscribers to find videos to watch. the los gatos-based company is redesigning the catalogue. the new look will include three slide show image, a sin none pis -- synopsis of the video. and this morning there is a report apple plans to spend $10.5 billion to help its suppliers. bloomberg says the money will go for new technology that will help apple stay ahead of samsung and other rivals. sources say the technology is mostly to support companies that provide parts for iphones, ipads and other electronic gadgets. >> all right. what's in a name? everything according to a young girl who is taking on apple. pam cook is in the newsroom now
to explain what this is all about. >> a teenager in mz is leading the cam -- in massachusetts is leading the charge to define the word "gay." when she types the word in her mac word dictionary. she was shocked by what she saw. it said foolish and stupid. she said she felt hurt especially since she has two mothers who are lesbians. she wrote a letter to apple and heard back almost immediately. >> said that apple streams its dictionary from four different sources and they would have to fick out how to get it removed. they said they were surprised. >> she won't back down until the definitions are removed. she's asking for people to pass along their stories and share on social media. in our next hour, we'll hear what some people think about
the campaign and get a glimpse of this young girl's success in the business world. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:46. boston mobster turned fbi informant whitey bulger is being sentenced. the 84-year-old man was found guilty of racketeering, extortion and money lawnerring. he was -- money laundering. prosecutors want a life sentence and say he's one of the most violent and dispicksable criminals -- despicable criminals. he was arrested here. the man accused of killing oakland federal investigator sandra coke will go to trial. the judge in randy alanaa's hearing said prosecutors presented enough evidence during the case. during the hearing we learned that they had a 15-year old daughter together. randy alana is due back in court november 26th. that's when his trial date will
be set. the peninsula's major transit agencies are looking for a funding solution. caltrain and samtrans have benefited from the improving economy. in fact, caltrains ridership has been at an all-time high with average weekday boardings around 55,000 people. but not all funds come from fares. a lot comes from grants. samtrans has not been as fortunate in the ridership department. so it's been tweaking routes and service times to save money. later today, 2 investigates money wasted on buying up homes that now stand vacant. >> the boarding up of homes accelerated started about a year or two ago because caltrans was not renting them out and started to board them out instead of renting them. perfectly good houses. >> using tax payer dollars. caltrans bought the homes for a freeway project that never happened. tonight at 5:00, 2 investigates
what happened to the project and how caltrans is now trying to sell the homes. it's all today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. 7:48. we'll see what's happening on the roads. sal, contra costa county, are they behaving out there? >> sort of. i would say most people are, dave. but there's a lot of slow traffic. let's start with highway 4, dave and tori, if -- i guess we're starting with maps because that was my mistake and i put the maps up first because there's a crash in half moon bay. so i apologize to that. we went right to the problem spot. highway 92 which is on the way to half moon bay and out of half moon bay. there is a crash. now one of the concerns someone tweeted me and said people may be using highway 1 instead hearing about this crash and indeed it is a little bit busier but nothing to write home about just yet. i did want to look at highway 4. here it is. highway 4 is gonna be slow.
in fact, since we -- i mentioned contra costa county, i want to say that 680s is also slow because of an earlier crash in walnut creek. and 24 is super busy, especially from orinda to oakland. let's go to the toll plaza. that's still backed you for a 30 to 40-minute -- backed up for a 30, 40-minute delay. steve, don't you just hate it when you go out of order by accident? [laughter] >> it happens. i do understand. except for patchy fog, another cool morning. there's been very thick fog a little bit in the bay. some of is it -- some of it is touching coast. let's take a look at the remains of typhoon haiyan. it's called extra tropical. doesn't have any more characteristics. it moved into vietnam and then china and starts to move out in the pacific. there it is there. it falls apart and starts to enhance a system into the
allusion. it can fire up a ridge of high pressure. we'll see there's another system poised out there. overall, a very quiet pattern, except the fog inching back. usually by november, we're not talking about coastal fog. some of it is getting very close to the san mateo coast. it's been very coast. sunny and warmer for most inland. i say that because some of that fog might keep things cooler. it looks like a rather cold dynamic low will be dropping in the low and east of us. that will give us a cooler and breezy pattern for the northern sacramento valley or even close to here as we head to friday and saturday. we'll fine tune it. 53 in san francisco to start. we'll go for a had i of 66. livermore a chilly morning. it will be sunny and warm. we'll end up with a high of 74. probably about the same tomorrow. we see big changes going into friday and saturday. a lot of sunshine.
some of that fog, there, it is. it's very shallow. it's not making much had of an impact inland. 40s and 50s for some. 20s up in the mountains. 33 in reno. 31 ukiah. only a couple of 30s. mainly we saw a lot of 40s. sunny and warmer, patchy fog near the coast. a cooler morning means a sunny and warmer afternoon. temperatures beginning to inch up, especially up towards clearlake and vacaville. novato 73. san rafael, 72. mid-70s antioch, brentwood, livermore. low 70s, walnut creek, alamo. a lot of 72s around san jose. 60s the coast. low 70s on the peninsula. a cooler pattern on friday into saturday. sunday morning will be cold but sunny. >> all right. an east bay woman receives a call from her daughter's school that a stranger may have
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player's career. running back arian foster of the houston texans will miss the rest of the season due to back surgery. the startup fan text incorporated was planning to sell shares this week like a twitter ipo. foster would receive a big payday at first, investors would profit only if his career flushishes. the company signed up vernon davis from the 49ers. and quarterback tim tebow may be leaving the football field for a new career in a tv studio. tim tebow is reportedly ready to become a football commentator if he does not get an offer with a pro team in a few weeks. he's not landed since the new england patriots cut him earlier this year. he was known for tebowing on the field. >> he's still very popular. >> yes. >> even though he's had problems on the field. a blackout at the blackjack tables would cause the lights to go out last night at
california ally new casino in rhone -- california's new casino in rohnert park. today is international day of solidarity for the victims of typhoon haiyan. good morning. northbound 280. that traffic is going to be busy getting up to highway 17 and continue that way to cupertino. well, the high and mid- level clouds from yesterday are long gone. it will be sunny for most. there's fog working its way back to the coast. we'll see how that impacts the temperatures.
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good morning. welcome back. live pictures. we're right outside of the dwratten casino. business as usual. but last night, a lot different. the power went out. some really confusing moments for a lot of gamblers there. we'll tell you the role that a fiery car crash played in last night's events. steve, is it nice out there? >> pillar point, the fog is out there just teasing us. some of that has made it to the
coast. mendocino coast and a little bit on the marin coast. that will play into a cooler forecast. a little bit near the coast. it's not widespread. but there's a lot out there. some of it is offshore. some of it is making a touch on the coast. 40s and 50s. we had all 50 due to the cloud cover. that's all gone. except for that little bit of patchy fog and some -- make a -- maybe a high cloud or two. it will be sunny and warmer. patchy fog near the coast. cooler morning. will give way to a warmer afternoon. mid-70s for some. 75, 76. inland, it will be warm. here's sal. >> all right. right now we're looking at the commute and checking it out here on the roads on the bay bridge approach. i want to mention that i've seen some improvement. i look first to the 880 ramp that comes down to the bay bridge toll plaza there. it's getting better. when that starts getting better, then the rest of it
usually follows. let's take a look at the commute here on northbound and southbound 101. we do have some slow traffic on highway 101 as you drive through there. i want to mention on the coast, highway 92 there is a crash. you might want to think about using highway 1 to get out of the area if you can. let's go back to the desk. topping our news at 8:00, a fiery car crash that caused a big power problem in california's biggest casino which opened just last week. the graton resort and casino was among thousands of homes and businesses in rohnert park in the dark late last night. claudine wong has been on the scene for the past few hours and everything up and running now, claudine? >> reporter: it is, tori. if you take a look at the parking lot. we've been watching it fill up. it's business as usual this morning. but it was a much different
story overnight. overnight, the bright lights of the graton casino and resort were replaced with this -- darkness and confusion. instead of happy gamblers inside, we found unhappy and confused people outside, people like monica lynch who described what it was like when the power went off just before 11:00. >> we were gambling. the power went out. everyone kind of gasped and there's a lot of missed -- ticked off people there. >> reporter: a car verses a utility pole, the cause. the crash affected more than 3600 customers. but when you include a casino among those affected, you also have to account for the gamblers. if you were at a table, you seem to be okay. but if you were at a machine, it was a different story. >> the pit bosses covered up all of our stuff. the machines went blank.
a few stayed on. some people kept playing. >> reporter: one man couldn't keep playing. his machine went dark with a couple of hundred bucks inside. >> they told us to get out. they said go. we'll call you and you get your money back. i promise. there's no problemses. we travel for two hours away and wean we are going out with no -- and then we are going out with no money, no money for even gas? >> reporter: its u.n. clear how many other -- it's unclear how many other people might be in the same boat. a casino spokesperson said they are describing the impact of this power outage on the casino as minimal. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> this power problem came hours after city leaders in rohnert park received their first progress report on the impact of the new casino. coming up in 25 minutes, the one thing that's really surprised the city's police
chief. 8:04. police in vallejo tell ktvu last night's motel shooting case, it's now a homicide investigation. an unidentified 26-year-old man was found shot in the parking lot of the motel 6 on fairgrounds drive. he died at the hospital. the search for suspect and the investigation continues. we continue our coverage of typhoon haiyan. the official death toll right now is more than 2300. survivors say food, water, and medical supplies is still slow to get there. and looting has become a major problem. eight people were killed when a wall crapsed while thousands -- collapsed while thousands of people stormed a rice warehouse in the central philippines. >> translator: we have no clothes. we have nothing to cover our mouths and noses from the foul smell. >> very, very bad. >> united states and the fill peen military are trying to -- philippine military are trying
to fly in supplies but lack of communications and security on the ground, slowing things down. and reports of bandits hijacking a truck filled with meals. today, a lot of people are mobilizing in a day of solidarity here in the bay area. janine de la vega is live in downtown san jose to tell us about an event tonight to support those typhoon victims. >> reporter: dave, many are recognizing today as an international day of solidarity, for the victims of typhoon haiyan. now candles are going to be lit here in front of that the martin luther king library. that's because a local filipino group has organized a vigil to be held tonight. now, nearly half of the filipino population in california lives in the bay area. the struggle of the victims has prompted many people to participate in local relief efforts. the san jose filipino club as
well as fraternities and sororities are collecting food, baby supplies, medical kits today and tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. some who donate say even though though don't nobody in the philippines, they wanted to help out. >> we're very blessed people. a lot of unfortunate things happen in the world. i've been -- i'm able to give back. >> reporter: palo alto has a sister city in the philippines, palo, the city of around 63,000 was hit hard by the storm. the palo alto daily news is reporting that last night, the city council decided to donate $10,000 to the philippines to help with the relief effort. more donations are welcomed at the vigil being held here in downtown san jose. there will be speakers and cultural performances here in front of the library. it all begins at 6:15. and it is located here at the corner of east san fernando and
fourth street. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. there are many local, national and international efforts to help the typhoon victims. we've posted a list of ways you can help out. go to ktvu.com and scroll down to the web links. there's a warning out for female students at uc santa cruz. police say there have been reports that women's drinks at recent parties may have been spiked with unknown drugs. in at least one incident, the victim said she was sexually assaulted. uc santa cruz police and city of santa cruz police are now investigating. police say to avoid this happening to you, don't leave your drinks unattended. never accept an open drink from a stranger and avoid going to parties by yourself. a mother in el sobrante has a warning for other parents after a stranger walked into her daughter's school and apparently tried to pick her up. the girl attends el sobrante christian school on argyle
road. it's a small, private, elementary school. the plins pal admit -- principal admits mistakes were made when the man walked in, gave the girl's first name and received a visitor's pass. surveillance video shows he's african-american with long dreadlocks. he called himself james but showed no i.d. he left after staff approached him and the school then called the girl's mother. >> he walked around the campus, wandered around, looking around, was directed to the office and when they asked him what he was there for, he said he was supposed to pick up my daughter. >> the school sent notices to parents and held a meeting on monday. new security measures include tighter enforcement of people walking onto campus and an extra surveillance camera. the contra costa county sheriff's office has increased patrols and richmond schools were told to look out for the man. bad news for commuters on
highway 101. the worst traffic spot on that road won't be fixed for seven more years. a new report shows it will take that long to get the money to build carpool lanes on the section from north of novato to petaluma. construction crews are improving all of the interchanges in petaluma among other changes in the area. now, the project to widen 40 miles of highway 101 between marin and sonoma counties, it actually started 13 years ago. now to a channel 2 investigation. bay area transit leaders are gonna meet today about a new problem at the bay bridge. fastrack users in the far right lanes, you've probably seen the lane dividers. they were added when the new bridge opened to improve the flow of traffic at the tacoma but drivers keep running over the pylons and that's become a maintenance problem and a possible traffic hazard. >> i take the fastrack lane
coming to san francisco. >> a lot of this has been run over. the vertical portion disappears. >> now, cal -- caltrans crews -- now, caltrans crews have been trying to improve the situation but problems still exist. earlier this year, radioactive material was found on treasure island. why there's now concern that children living there could be at risk. here's something you don't want to see when you get on a plane -- a big crack in the cockpit window. what happened when the pilot saw that in midair. good morning. if you are driving out to the bay bridge or to the eastshore freeway, things are improving but we'll let you know how long you will be waiting before you pay the money. a lot of sunshine inland but the fog which was held at bay for a while, if you will, is inching closer to the coast.
smoke in the cockpit forced a delta airplane to make an emergency landing in new york. the pilot from j.f.k. to minneapolis reported smoke just after 5:30 our time. the plane turned around, went back to j.f.k., landed ten minutes later. about 70% were on board. everybody got off the plane and no one was hurt. but the investigation goes on.
last night, another flight had to divert and make an unscheduled stop. look, the cockpit windshield cracked in midfield. this is a picture taken from inside the cockpit on american airlines flight 160 from miami to boston. the plane got only as far as portland. pilots landed there, safely after that windshield cracked right in front of them. nonof the 156 -- none of the 156 passengers and crew were hurt. the plane was taken out for service. the passengers got on another plane. it did land in boston early today. still no word on what caused that crack. 8:15. tess laws's founder is show -- tesla's founder is showing new signs of interest in the aviation industry. he told cnbc there's an interesting opportunity to make a radical change in aviation. he says the airline industry does not seem to be interested in all-electric aircraft which he considers the wave of the future. and he thinks planes will be
among the last to get battery- powered technology because of the weight of the batteries. meanwhile, he says the carmaker will not recall its model s sedans even though there have been three car fires in the last two months. he says the model s is one of the safest cars on the road. he claims the drivers were not hurt because the battery platform kept flames away from the passenger compartment. two of the fires happened after the cars hit metal debris on the road. the other car bushed after crashing into a tree. 8:16. two people were arrested in richmond. a third still on the loose after causing a crash yesterday afternoon during a police chase that seriously injured two people. now, police say they were chasing a wanted gang member and two passengers before the suspect's car hit another car at 6th and mcdonnell. there were two people in that other car. one was critically hurt. the other one had serious injuries. police say the main suspect had
several felony warrants. a police dog helped capture that person and one passenger but again, a third suspect has not been found as yet. 8:16. grief counselors are at el cerrito high right now to help students deal with the classmates apparent suicide -- classmate's apparent suicide. yesterday students learn of his death. he was hit and killed by a b.a.r.t. station at the el cerrito del norte b.a.r.t. station. officials say he took his own life. >> it's sad. you never know what people are going through. >> it's important that we communicate with our kids and make sure they are okay. >> government stats show suicide is the third leading cause of death in people 10 to 4 years old -- 10 to 24 years old taking 2600 lives -- each year -- lives each year. the presidio trust is
looking for a deal that would let george lucas build his museum at the sports basement site according to the chronicle. trustees want the project scaled down so the view of the golden gate bridge is not blocked. the paper also says the trust could find another location for the other two bidders who might be conconvince -- convinced to work together. how are our friends in la fayette, sal? >> still slow. we don't have a lot of crashes there. but we do have slow traffic on 680. we have a new minor crash southbound 68 on the at benicia -- 680 at benicia near the bridge. you will see slow traffic here and in orinda as you drive over the tunnel. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you've seen some improvement. if you look at the 880 ramp, i note by this point -- maybe you are just linning. the ramp is better. the delay is about ten minutes which is much better than it
was. 580 still slow coming off the all ta mont-- altamont pass. it's very slow from 238 all the way down to mission. the first mission -- the second mission exit in fremont. that's a long way to be stuck in slow traffic. 8:18. let's go to steve. a very good morning. a little bit of fog. but it is moving slowly. slowly, i turn, but it's on the coast and starting to work its way toward the coast and a couple of observers tweeted me. we can see it. it's been on parts of the marin/sonoma county. that's the only fly in the ointment. otherwise, inland temperatures will warm up. we're already seeing that. some of that fog was held in check for a couple of hours. now it's inching closer to the coast. it's very shallow. only makes an impact by the coast. sunny and warmer for 90% of the forecast area. some of that fog i don't think will do too much. very cold systems will be
dropping down. friday, saturday to the north and east of us. that will crank up the old wind machine. today and tomorrow, a lot of 70s inland after morning lows, mainly 40s. 53 to start in san francisco. livermore, after a chilly morning, already warming up. it won't take long. 44 to start. we'll go 74 on a high today. it's like a mini summertime pattern in november. you can see some of the fog right there. there's not a lot. it's very, very shallow. they can probably see it on the coastal hills. sfo, 56. half moon bay, 55. already some decently mild temperatures, if you will. 30s to 39. 30 in tahoe. 39 up in reno. a few high clouds. a little bit of patchy fog. but overall, the end result is sunshine and warmer temperatures. some of that patchy fog may be hanging out by the coast. kind of hit and miss. cooler afternoon. mid-70s for some. vacaville is in there, clearlake, san rafael. 72. 75 brentwood, 67 alameda.
martinez, 70. 70 livermore. 74ing forrenhill to 75 gilroy. a lot of low 70s to even over santa cruz. cupertino is in there. san mateo, menlo park,wood side, 60s closer to the coast, though. a little bit of that fog. mostly sunny thursday and then here comes the cooler pattern on friday. it could be windy on friday. but this should be sunny. four college students fall victim to a scam on craigslist. >> i hope she gets caught and nobody else has to go through what we're going through. >> why they are looking for a new home as police search for the woman responsible. who let the dogs out and why are they getting on a plane. the reason a bay area shelter is sending these chihuahuas 3,000 miles away. we all have our little tricks.
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welcome back. 8:24. santa cruz police will build a memorial garden. it will be to honern the two officers killed in the line of duty earlier this year. here's a sketch of the design intended to honor detective sergeant loren butch baker and detective elizabeth baker but -- butler. it will replace this memorial filled with flowers and candles after the officers were killed february 26th. officers baker and busler were preparing to question the sexual assault suspect at his home when the suspect shot and killed them. a short time later, the gunman
was killed by other officers. the memorial garden is scheduled to be dedicated on the first anniversary of the officers' deaths. some doctors are divided, split over new guidelines recommending new wider use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. yesterday, a group of cardiologists and the american heart association announced that physicians should prescribe statin therapy to more patients. even if they are still relatively healthy to reduce the odds of a heart attack or stroke. but there are critics who say these are not magic pills and that side effects have not been reported enough. it is 8:25. a new state law aimed at getting more children vaccinated could actually drive down numbers. the law goes into effect in january. it was designed to guard against infectious diseases such as measles and whooping cough. in years past, parents who were concerned about the safety of the inoculations needed permission from a doctor who
skip the shots. but when the governor signed the bill, he asked the health department to ask a second box on the form for religious exemptions that eliminates the need for a doctor's note. >> if people are really opposed to the vaccinations, they will go to the doctor to to get the signed note. but if there are people doing it out of convenience, i'm just gonna check the box. >> since 1997, the number of measles cases in the u.s. has fluctuated from a low of 37 in 2004 to a high of 220 in the year 2011. new this morning, operation chihuahua lifting off from san francisco international airport. this is brand-new video. we got -- tori, that's boo. [laughter] >> boo is famous on the internet as the world's cutest dog. he's the official pet lee lee
asian -- lee asian -- liason for asia airlines. when the pets get there, they will be adopted out. >> it's a nice relationship we've been able to have thanks to virgin america. >> nine chihuahuas are taking their flight today to manhattan. this is the fifth trip organized by animal care and control and virgin american. 8:27. a double focus on the troubled healthcare.gosh website. we're -- healthcare.gov website. two hearings going on on capitol hill. why the white house initially wanted to delay the testimony of one of the witnesses. >> reporter: we're live on treasure island where there are now concerns from residents
after radio pieces or -- pieces or chards were found by investigators. traffic is a little bit slow in some areas especially in the contra costa region. a lot of sunshine except pie the coast. a little bit of fog has decided to make an appearance. we'll have a mini summertime difference on your temperatures. we'll show them to you.
people nervous. brian flores is there. we'll have a report in a couple of minutes. welcome back. wednesday, november 13th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic now. steve has your forecast. >> thank you, dave. >> we have a little bit of patchy fog near the coast. otherwise, a lot of sunshine. temperatures beginning to warm up pretty quick. but that fog even though it's right down there, it will make a slight impact on the coast. but overall, a lot of sunshine and temperatures. here we go. there is a little bit of an easterly breeze. today and tomorrow look warm. a big cooldown. friday into saturday as the system moves into the north and east of us. san francisco can be a little bit of patchy fog. i don't think it will last too long. temperatures continue to kind of warm up. livermore, chilly morning, sunny and warm, 74 for a high today. some inland temperatures will be on the mild to warm side. we'll see some mid-70s for a few probably today and tomorrow. but that fog will play into a slightly cooler forecast. 40s and 50s to start. if you are up in the mountains, it looks like in the 30s to
start and ending up in the 50s. temperatures 70s inland. good morning. we're looking at the commute that still has not calmed down completely. we still have some slow spots out there. i want to show you the bay bridge. it's better than it was. so if you are waiting right now it might be a good opportunity before something happens. it's about a ten, 15 minute delay. yesterday, we had an accident and then it kind of ramped up again. you want to look for your opportunities. moving along and taking a look at 880 northbound. that's just terrible. northbound 880 from san leandro all the way to downtown oakland. 580 might be better off especially if you are up near the hill there. let's go to the maps. 880 southbound is superslow heading all the way down. i showed youthe 880 commute -- you the 880 commute. at this point, not gread -- great. i would give the nod to 880 but it won't be that great. new concerns for people
living on treasure island this morning. there is a new report raising new questions about radiation on treasure island. ktvu's brian flores is there now with the concerns that has people nervous this morning. brian? >> reporter: yeah, no question about that, dave. good morning to you. to my right hereen is area that's -- here is an area being taken over by naval contractors. it's a controlled area. only authorized personnel are allowed in. you can see the symbol on one of the signs. what's concerning residents here is a report out there that indicates radioactive pieces or chards may be found on the island. that's concern for residents, especially those with kids who play around here. want to show you a picture of a radio active chard. this is from aninternal memo obtain -- an internal memo obtained. when it was found, according to the memo, it was so hot, holding onto it for an hour
could cause radiation burns and hair loss. there's concern more could be found. it's being reported this may have come from the time when the island was a naval station. we've spoken to several residents on treasure island. >> i feel like he's getting -- he's getting the repercussions of all of what's going on. >> it seems like nobody cares. nobody wants to hear anything about it. >> reporter: residents say they've been dealing with radiation issues for some time ever since the transition. many were notified back in march that the low-level radiation found in the soil, not from the chards, posed no health risk. the eventual goal, turn this land over to the city and redevelop the area with a playground and a development. but concerns need to be addressed before that can happen. at this point, naval officials tell the chronicle there's no way to determine how many radioactive pieces there are on
the island as they continue to investigate. we've had several calls into u.s. flaval officials -- naval flails. we've not heard back -- officials. we've not heard back this morning. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. happening today -- a san francisco sheriff's deputy charged with bank robbery is due in court. 37-year-old phil tong is accused of robbing a bank of america near ocean beach last november. prosecutors say he stole $1700 cash. a separate weapons charge could be consolidated during the preliminary hearing this morning. tong was suspended without pay after being arrested. a san francisco police officer is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. lorenzo adamson said he was racially profiled, choked and wrongfully arrest by several colleagues who did not recognize him during a traffic stop. he says he was pulled over in the bayview district on may 30th for not having a license plate. he says the first question he
was asked was if he was on probation or parole. so far, the city has not responded to the lawsuit. 8:35. it's happened again. a thief uses craigslist to lure victims and steal their money. this time, four college students in south san francisco are the victims. a woman listed this home on francisco drive for rent even though she doesn't own it. the college students paid her $1800 to rent it. one day, they came home to find the locks changed and that the woman they rented from does not even own the house. now they have no way of contacting her and will soon be out of their home. >> she seemed very casual, very bubbly, very nice, speaking about the house, what her plans were. >> reporter: never suspected anything? >> no. >> . >> the tenant says she has rented other places through craigslist previously with no
problems. police say there's only a slim chance they will catch the woman who posed as the landlord. more details on the suspect. she's described as asian, approximately 40 years old with a light complexion. she's 5'3" with short, black hair. happening now -- two hearings are underway on capitol hill about the troubled healthcare.gov website. these are live pictures from both hearings. the house oversight committee is erntingerring it's -- entering its third day. kyla campbell is watching that hearing on capitol hill and joins us live to explain lawmakers' concerns with the website and security. >> reporter: tori, the oversight committee chairman said the website failures were not a small mistake. we're taking a live at that hearing where chairman darrell issa toldhills it was a -- told officials it was going to explode on the launchpad.
>> president obama should have known the hard lesson we've all learned since that time, and that was they weren't ready. they weren't close to ready. >> reporter: issa is focusing on security risks. internal notes from administration officials show they knew there were high risks moving forward with the launch date but healthcare.gov went live anyway. website officials say the high risks were an early assessment and any website launch has potential risks. lawmakers wanted to know why the administration wanted to remove the anonymous shopper feature last minute forcing people to put in more sensitive information than planned. >> in this case, it failed so miserably that we could not let people use it. >> another healthcare.gov official said they are taking this unacceptable situation seriously and are working hard to collect course. live in washington, back to
you. >> thank you. california senator dianne feinstein is calling on president obama to keep his promise and allow people to hold onto their current insurance plans if they want to do so. senator feinstein says she has received more than 30,000 calls, e-mails and letters from people in came who have had that policies canceled and are facing increased out of pocket costs. feinstein is co-sponsoring legislation that would extend the date for individual plans for people who have insurance policies they like can keep hem. and president clinton who is a big supportert of the affordable care act was among the big democratic names to say president obama should let people keep their current insurance. the white house says that president obama agrees with clinton. jay carney says president obama has tasked his team to find solutions for people who have lost their plan. the graton resort and
casino was among thousands of homes and businesses in rohnert park that lost power late last night. the big power problem came just hours after city officials in rohnert park got their first official progress report on the impact of the new graton casino. >> everyone who is headed there knows traffic was a nightmare last week when it opened. highway 101 and the nearby streets back up after all -- backed up after all spaces were killed up two hours after the doors opened. >> we believe there was $16,000 visitors in a 24-hour period that came to the casino. >> the police chief says traffic has improved dramatically since opening day. the progress report included a big surprise. police say there's not been one single drunk driving arrest tied to the casino since it opened eight days ago. 20 minutes before 9:00. it began as a teenager's
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well, stockses are mostly falling as investors we signs of an improve, economy -- weigh signs of an improving economy. janet yellen has been nominated to succeed ben bernanke. the dow is currently down 60. the knack up 1 -- the nasdaq up 1. s&p down 1. a contentious city council meeting going on in toronto, canada. toronto's controversial mayor rob ford there on the right. he's being chastised by city council members for his admission for smoking crack cocaine. >> it's self-inflicted. and i hope -- i hope that nobody but nobody goes through what i have gone through in the last few months.
>> mr. mayor, do you want there are some people on this council floor that really want to give you an opportunity and to recognize that perhaps the stress and everything else that comes along with -- with addictions, possibly addictions points to particular behavior. mr. mayor, do you recognize there are few of us that really do want to help you? >> counselor, it was not the -- the reason i drank or did drugs was not because of stress. it was out of pure stupidity. that's all it was. i'm not gonna use a copout. i take responsibility for my mistakes. i don't know what else i can say. >> okay. okay. and there's no one else -- there is's no one else -- there is no one else to -- >> no one else to blame. >> you've been listening to rob ford basically blaming stupidity for the fact that he
smoked crack cocaine. the mayor said he's very sorry for what he did. when asked if he had an addiction problem, he said no. he's still refusing to step down. we'll stoent -- continue to monitor this for you. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories -- a vallejo homicide investigation is underway into a shooting last night. an unidentified 26-year-old man was shot in the motel 6 parking lot on fairgrounds drive. the search for suspects and the investigation continues. the death toll from typhoon haiyan is now 2,344, and looting has become a major problem in the philippines. here in the bay area, several events for the victims are being held. there's a candlelight vigil tonight at the martin luther king, junior library in san jose. the city of palo alto is donating $10,000 to its sister city, palo, it's a hard-hit area in the central
philippines. and a fiery car crash last night caused a big power problem at california's biggest casino which just opened last week. the graton resort and casino was among thousands of homes and businesses in rohnert park left in the dark. ktvu's claudine wong reports. >> reporter: this morning as the sun came up over the graton resort and casino, it was business as usual. but it was a very different story over-- overnight. overnight, the bright lights were replaced with this -- darkness and confusion. and instead of happy gamblers inside, we found unhappy and confused people outside. people like monica lynch who described for us what it was like when the power went off just before 11:00. >> we were gambling. the power -- we were gambling the power went out and everyone kind of gasped and there's a lot of ticked off people in there. >> reporter: this was the cause -- a car verses a utility pole.
that crash affected more than 3600 people. when you include a casino among those affected, you also have to account for the gamblers. if you were at a table, you seemed to be okay. this man took out his cell phone, you can see there was enough light to cash people out. but if you were at a machine, it was a different story. >> pit bosses covered up our stuff. the machines went blank. a few stayed on. some people kept playing. >> reporter: one man we talked to, his machine went dark with a couple hundred bucks inside. >> they are telling us to get out and -- without saying anything, they say go. we'll just call you and you get your money back. i promise. there's no promises. we left money here. we travel from tw hours -- two hours away and going out with no money, no money for gas? >> reporter: it's still unclear how many people are in the same boat as that man from san jose. but today, the casino described the impact from the power
outage as minimal. in rohnert park, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:48. the deeing to tori use of -- derogatory use of the word "gay" is not okay. those words from a massachusetts campaigning for change and going after apple. pam cook is in the newsroom with what happened when the girl was doing some homework. >> start started -- it started with an essay. it has turned into a current event regarding derogatory language. when she typed the word "gay" into her mac dictionary, she was shocked. two of the definitions, foolish and stupid. she said she was disgusted by the demeaning definitions and felt hurt, especially since she has two moms who are lesbians. she wrote a letter to apple's ceo tim cook who is open gay and an apple representative called her back. that person told her they were
surprised and will get it removed. >> the use of "gay" is not okay as -- such a derogatory term. >> i think you got your slogan right there, "gay is not okay." [laughter] >> yeah. >> she wrote to local newspapers and has the attention of people across the country. >> i can see people taking offense to the word being used in a sort of derogatory way. i can see also casual use of a word and people not wanting it to be sense -- to be censored. >> apple says it seems its dictionary from four separate sources. it will take some time to figure out how to solve this. rebecca believes in free speech but also believes that you should stand up for what you believe in. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, pam. very interesting. >> uh-huh. let's go to sal.
traffic in oakland, a mess. >> it sure is. it sure is. 880 is slow. 580 is slow. we had some earlier problems on both freeways. if i had to choose, i would reluctantly choose 580, the slowdown is slower. we had a crash at 13 and 580. didn't really cause any commute problems in the commute direction. but right there it is, southbound and northbound 13 are slow in the oakland hills. you see 880 from san leandro all the way down to fremont is one solid line of stop-and-go traffic. let's take a look at some live pictures. san mateo bridge, not that bad as you head out to the high rise. all of us are on twitter or facebook. if you ever want to complain -- you think complaining will make you feel better, hit us up on facebook or twitter. westbound bay bridge, getting up to the toll plaza, that traffic is moderate. we're hear for you, right, steve? >> well, it depends on how much
complaining. [laughter] >> about the commute. >> i understand. thank you, sal. people are complaining about the lack of rain. we have a little bit of fog near the coast or at the coast. it's not making much of an impact inland. it will be sunny and warm. unless you are by the coast, you might have to deal with more upper 50s. a few high clouds might drift over to the north bay. the fog is back. i know it's november. still talking about fog. doesn't look like rain for a while. it looks like sunshine and warmer temperatures. 50s and 40s. we're already warming up pretty quick here. there is a little bit of an easterly breeze for some. that will mean temperatures will warm up quickly. overall, very quiet pattern for a couple of days and then a couple of strong systems are gonna dive down from the pacific northwest and give us breezy, cooler conditions. today's sunshine and warmer temperatures. some of that fog is just hanging out by the coast. 60s and 70s. there will be a few mid-60s. clearlake 76. petaluma, 72. walnut creek, 71. a little warmer antioch,
brentwood, 74. upper 60s oakland, berkeley. 72 san jose to mid-70s. gilroy. it looks like santa cruz area is clear. it sudden stay that way -- it should stay that way. even with the sun, you will get a hint of a westerly breeze. mostly sunny on thursday and then cooler, breezy and then maybe windy on saturday. it will be east of us. it will be a colder pattern as we go into the weekend. snool 8:53 -- 8:53. kind of interesting. most talked about person on the internet. it might surprise you. not who you think. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] now your most dazzling accessory can be your smile.
police and parents in the san lorenzo area are teaming up to protect children heading home from school. operation safe passage was set up to help students who may be confronted by gang members, thieves and bullies as they walk home. twice a week, police officers and parents are patrolling parts of ashland avenue and east 14th street as students leave nearby schools. 8:56. a uc regents meeting just starting at ucsf's mission bay campus. the new uc president, janet napolitano, is making the opening remarks. this is her first regent meeting as president. protesters want napolitano to step down. they say she's not fit to lead a system that has thousands of immigrant students after she
oversaw deportations while secretary of homeland security. governor brown is also scheduled to be there as well. pope francis is now the post talked about person on the internet. according to an annual survey from the global language monitor, the pope outranks obamacare, edward snowden, even kate middleton in chat or online. besides being the number one most searched name, his twitter handle is the fourth most talked about word. >> and that's means bridge nation on twitter. boy, sal, a lot of the red on the traffic maps. >> it sure is. we've had a lot of slow traffic out there. let's take a look at what we have with the toll plaza. we have improvement which is good coming up through the area. also the morning commute looks okay in san francisco as you drive through. 580 westbound, the traffic is still a little bit slow.
steve? >> thank you, sal. except for fog near the coast. it will be sunny and warmer. bayside, inland, 70s for many. not much change thursday. getting cooler and breezy. maybe windy and cooler on saturday. but no rain. >> all right, tu -- thank you, steve. former oakland raider -- >> todd christenson has died at the ablg of 67 -- age of 67. we just got that in. >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. see you at noon, everyone. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪
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