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. we're live in san francisco where a garbage truck hits a pedestrian in highway 101 and when paramedics were ready to call this a fatal accident, the victim surprised them. and live pictures of protesters and police. and we're live in milpitas, where black friday shoppers are here. it is all in full swing. we will show you what it looks like, and tell you how much people are spending. also, it's called the dark side of black friday, how police in
the bay area are responding to crime at the mall. mornings on 2 starts now. complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. good morning. we're giving you a live look at highway 101 in san francisco this morning. there were some big problems out there this morning when a garbage truck hit a pedestrian. it did shut down traffic for a while. as that investigation got underway, we're going to have a live report on just exactly what happened coming up in just a upl of minutes. -- a couple of minutes. good morning, i'm claudine wong. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. things are about to change aren't they. >> yes, sir. we'll get to that in a second. 30s, 40s. mid-30s for some. right at 50 in san francisco. other areas are really cold
with the 30s. it will be clear, nice. higher clouds and mid level clouds in central california not us. most of the cloud cover will stay south of monterey and salina. starting you off at 42. sunny side up today, steer clear. temperatures again, a little bit of a northeast breeze it looks like is trying to develop. a little hint of one in san francisco. not very strong and the direction is offshore, that's a sign of things to come over the weekend. not too bad out in the burbs. a quiet pattern. 60s. we are looking at a commute that looks good. i didn't realize that some people do have to go to work. but enough people have the day off to make it nice and light. if you have to go to work, no major problems, by the way, if you are driving in to san francisco. northbound 101, approaching the 80 split, that traffic is moving along nicely until you get to the lower deck of the bay bridge. i want to mention that the traffic around the shopping
mall isn't all that bad. as we look at the malls, we have been looking at walnut creek for example, it's not exactly a mall. it's a shopping area and some of the streets are getting crowded. no major problems on the freeway nearby. sun valley mall, the same thing goes, a little bit of crowding at the mall itself, but 680 looks good nearby. let's go to tara moriarty who is near the scene of a collision in san francisco that happened early this morning. what's going on in the area now. >> reporter: well, you know, investigators are trying to figure out why this woman was on the freeway walking around to begin with. she is now at san francisco general hospital fighting for her life. the scene is clear but we'll show you where it happened, behind me here on eastbound 80. shopper 2 flew over the scene shortly after 5:30 when the 911 call in. the chp called this a possible fatal but crews got on scene
and found signs of life. the woman's heart was beating. crews transported her to the hospital. after the accident, chp shut down 101 northbound and made drivers get off at vermont strategy. exactly a half hour ago, officers opened -- street. exactly a half hour, officers opened the street back up. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty. ktvu channel 2 news. and new this morning, the chp is investigating a deadly crash on an east bay freeway. that happened around 12:30 this morning on the interstate 80 in richmond. investigators say a driver crashed into the center divide and got out of his car. he then tried to leave that crash scene by walking across the freeway and that's when another car hit and killed him. the chp says the driver stopped immediately and is cooperating with investigators. they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. happening now at the port of oakland, picket lines are up. these are live pictures.
news chopper 2 flying over. the truck drivers are demanding financial relief from environmental regulations that they say forces them to upgrade their trucks. on wednesday at the port of oakland, a police officer was hurt right there during a similar demonstration. a car accidentally ran over his foot. you saw him limping there. the injury was not believed to be serious. now, the truck drivers say if they don't get more compensation, a lot of them are going to be forced out of business because they can't afford the extra cost. but supporters of laws say these drivers were given plenty of advanced warning. meantime, black friday shoppers, already up, they're out there shopping for those big door buster deals. the giant screen tvs, things like that, a lot of stores and retailers opened last night on thanksgiving. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live at the great mall in milpitas, somehow it going out there. >> reporter: it's going good.
you're going to see a lot of signs like this, additional 50% off. lots of signs like that in the store windows, now right now there's a little bit of a lull right now. it's not as crazy as it was when the doors opened at 8 last night. we are told there's about 1500 people waiting in line at each of the entrances to get in. now it's died down. it may be a good time if you're thinking about coming and you're sort of on the fence about coming here. there's a lot of sales happening here. people of course want to take advantage of that. economists are predicting merchants are going to do much better this year compared to the rest of the country. the reason, the robust local economy. outside the area, analysts say consumers may be looking for essentially, practice call -- practical items for the holidays. the unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and shoppers say they are going to
be spending more than last year. the mall spokeswoman said they will be watching the sales trend. >> here in the south basic we've got a big tech boom happening again. people have money to spend. they want the great value that great mall has to offer, so we're seeing people shopping, and the cash registers are ring. >> reporter: and some of these shoppers say because they're finding great deals, they're spending on themselves. there's plenty of time to do more. again, as i mentioned, not quite as a busy as it was here last night. so maybe a good time to come, the great mall is open until 10:00 p.m. something i want to mention that i have also seen besides you know, people doing their shopping is a lot of people, you know, with their heads down sitting at tables,ing like they're tired, some people have been shopping for 8 hours. kind of crazy. i see a lot of sleepy and we'rey faces. reporting -- weary faces, reporting live, janine de la
vega, catch ktvu. early this morning, people lined up at this home depot getting deals on things like appliances and holiday decorations. the doors opened at 7:00 a.m. the shoppers tell us they didn't want to miss out on their turkey dinners with the family, so they waited until this morning to hit those stores. i wouldn't have shopped on thanksgiving anyway. >> last year was crazy. you have to wait in line for up to two or three hours, even in the later hours when it was past like 1:00, the line was still long. >> one shopper told us that a lot of good deals were already offered online tuesday and wednesday, and people took advantage of that. there was gunfire near chicago at a kohl's department. police chased two men to a parking lot. one officer struggled with a suspect, his arm got tangled and he was dragged by the car briefly before other officers fired shots into the car.
>> got over there, attempted to slam the door, the cops arm got stuck and the driver attempted to take off. the second cop was telling him to stop the car. >> the car did have several bullet holes and a shattered window. the police officer and the driver were treated for nonlife threatening injuries and the investigation is continuing. things got out of control at a store in west palm beach florida. shoppers yelled. you can see they were shoving each other as they tried to push their way to the front of the line. it happened at the retail chain, brand smart usa which operates in georgia and in florida. time is now 7:09. hundreds of wal-mart workers plan to protester in san leandro today, demanding higher pay. similar demonstrations are planned nationwide. protesters say wal-mart workers have to depend on public distance because they're salaries are too low. they want full-time hours and a
minimum salary of $25,000 a year. the protest is due to begin at 3:00 p.m. at the wal-mart on hisparion boulevard. occupy protesters will rally today. they're going to pass out fliers asking people not to shop at stores accused of using sweat shops to make clothing. they want a buy nothing day to counter act black friday. that union square rally starts at 1:00 p.m. getting that popular toy for you child may be harder to come by. according to a new study, the u.s. could be in for a possible toy shortage. many retailers say the xbox 1 place station 4, disney dock mcstuffins get better check up center and the big hugs elmo could be extremely hard to find. and that's because many stores have ordered about 2% fewer toys when compared to last year. retailers are also reporting that they are sold out of certain toys. experts say it could be because people are shopping later and
toys become in higher demand. your time, 7:10. an opportunity to spend the holidays at home instead of in jail. operation second chance starts tomorrow. it offers people who have an arrest warrant for a minor offense a deal, surrender to a law enforcement agency, instead of going right to jail, you get a new court date and be released on the spot. a dozen south bay law enforcement agencies are taking part. santa rosa police departments are taking their amendment gang message to the classroom to children as young as -- anti-gang message to children as young as 10 years old. the grant funded program focuses on 9 elementary and middle school neighborhoods are students are probably feeling the pressure to join gangs. a deadly police shooting in san jose after a chase. >> it was like oh, my gosh, what is this guy doing.
>> witnesses watched a tragic chain of events that led to the thanksgiving day gunfire. and residents say it felt like an earthquake. what sent flames hundreds of feet into the area in this neighborhood in missouri. good morning, we are looking at a commute that is very good in many areas. however, i'll tell you what the traffic near the shopping malls is doing right now. well, for those of you who are listening, you're listening, but you're not watching, you're out there. nice sunrise, warmer today and into the weekend. what about next week, any big changes. i love watching tv outside.
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were no injuries, but the explosion forced the evacuation of several homes nearby. this was 75 miles east of kansas city. still no word on what caused the explosion. meantime, tornado victims in the midwest are getting special thanksgiving help. storm victims in kokomo, indiana, gave their thanks in shelters with their family members and friends. more than 50 kokomo families lost their homes when deadly tornadoes on november 17th hit at least 7 midwest states. >> it's more about just coming together in conversation and fellowship than it is just a meal. >> newly released surveillance video, this is inside a middle school in lafayette indiana, you can see parts of the building being thrown around. the walls blowing out during one tornado. there were more than 73 tornadoes killing 6 people and destroys thousands of homes. supporters of immigration reform are now focusing their
attention on next year. hope is diminishing that congress is going to pass a new immigration bill by the end of this year. advocates with focused on 2014. that could also be tough because it is an election year. president obama says he's willing to work with house republicans to pass a series of piecemeal immigration bills rather than one comprehensive bill. democrats are demanding that any legislation include a pathway to citizenship for the most of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. a new national poll indicates that for the first time there may be an early front runner in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination. the poll shows 24% of republicans say they would support new jersey governor chris christie. that's up 7 percentage points in september. the poll shows if hillary clinton does not run, vice president joe biden would be the favorite to capture the democratic nomination. the department of health and human services is switching
the data center for healthcare.gov to palo pal low toe base -- palo alto based hewlett-packard. google and oracle employees were recruited to help. tomorrow is the obama administration's deadline to get healthcare.gov working. they said it will be working smoothly for the vast majority of workers by november 30th. they have experienced several technical problems. small businesses won't be able to use that site for another year. time now 7:17. the technology lab in san francisco's tender loin neighborhood is helping the homeless learn computer skills. the san francisco chronicle reports the tenderloin technology lap teaches classes on how to use a computer, check e-mailers and hunt jobs online. the social net work yammer has donated dozens of monitor, and twitter has sent volunteers to
help with the classes. thanksgiving continues today at san francisco's glide memorial church. post thanksgiving breakfast is being served to those less fortunate right now. 500 volunteers and prepared and served 5000 thanksgiving meals at the church yesterday. many volunteers said they had personal reasons to be there. >> i have a lot of friends and family who maybe aren't in as good a position as i am. so i want to give back a little bit. >> volunteers also prepared 1500 dinners to go. they are looking ahead. food items dropped off on thanksgiving at san francisco st. anthony's dining hall are being saved so they can be served at a later date. >> good stuff. time 7:18. let's check in with sal. so far you're getting a holiday from heavy traffic. >> a little bit. what's happening is people are out shopping but not really crowding the roads in case you're trying to get into san francisco. and i realize you may have to
go to work today, one of the good things about that is you won't have to worry about having a lot of slow traffic on the roads. as a matter of fact, traffic continues to move along pretty well. this is a look at interstate 80, and the traffic here is moving along very nicely are no major problems. i've been looking at the malls, and not all of them, but most of them, and we have been looking at all of them, i won't show them to you in this report. not a lot of traffic on the roads in emeryville area. there's a little bit of traffic on 580 o as you come up on the mcarthur maze in the usual spot there. the walnut creek area, and 680 looks pretty good near downtown walnut creek, a lot of people shopping and the sun valley mall, traffic not affecting the freeway. a little bit of slowing on 685 appearing at some of the sun valley exits. the hill top mall, no traffic problems on interstate 80 approaching hill stop mall.
and marin county, near costco, highway 101 looks good in that area. we're trying to keep an eye on the malls and we'll let you know if anything happens with that. 7:19. let's go to steve. >> thank you sal. >> you're welcome steve. clear skies, nice today. cold for some. not too bad in san francisco. a lot of 50s on the lows. inland, you can find o 30s. big differences in the -- find 30s. big differences in the temps. clear skies this morning. all the higher clouds went south. starting to do a dance. you don't want to see that. ken lawrence our o director, we all -- our direct, we all have issues. the comments i get in my ear sometimes. turning colder next week. we need the rain, we're definitely going to get the cold next week. it's cold now, but these may
seem warm compared to next week. next couple of days, things look good. the cloud cover went south, down in southern california where they are getting rain. santa barbara, la, san diego, not too bad. mainly confining itself to the coast. higher clouds are working north and south of monterey and salinas. the slow going to stay there. the rain stays along the coast, skirting it. nationally it's quite until next week when a cold system is going to drop down. we'll be on the western edge. things will pick up in the snow for much of the country. temperatures, we get a little hint of an easterly breeze. not too much of one, it is a sign to come. 35 ukiah. 39 sacramento. a little chillier. you can see the cloud cover going offshore. by sunday we'll have mild to warm temps as the low stays down. that will allow a northeast breeze.
as long as the low status off southern california, it's a sunny forecast. a quiet pattern for us. highs, everybody's in the 60s. 64 steinson beech. santa rosa 68 degrees. danville, san ramon, livermore, san san leandro 65. santa cruz, 66. cupertino. sunny vale, 67, 68. low to mid-60s on the coast and in san francisco so a nice pattern. warmer into the weekend especially sunday, then turning cooler on monday. colder, much colder by tuesday. your time now is 7:22. set on fire, and left in pain. >> i looked down, and my skirt is on fire. and i freak out because i'm on fire. >> for the first time, we hear what the victim is saying about being set on fire in that ac
act -- agencies working with the united nations will ask for more money to help typhoon victims in the philippines. they are putting together a 12 month relief plan: the international labor association says more than 5 1/2 million filipino workers lost their livelihood. and serious accusations in bra sill after a deadly accident in a world cup organization. a giant crane collapsed killing two workers and labor union leaders warned about potential problems claiming officials were more worried about speeding up construction than safety. officials in brazil are confident they will be ready
for the start of the world cup next year. 7:25. the oakland raiders were in texas this thanksgiving playing the dallas cowboys, now the raiders started big, opening kickoff, terrence williams of the cowboys took it out of the end zone and he fumbled. greg jenkins, picked it up, ran it in. a 23-yard touchdown for the raiders and that would be checked. they confirmed the raiders had a touchdown. the play, well, oakland was up 7-0. and tony romo in the 3rd 3rd quarter, cowboys tied it up at 216789 they went onto -- 21. they went onto win. 31-24. 8:00 this morning, the giants will start selling single game tickets for the first part of the 2014 season. the sale includes games against the o oakland a's, the braves of atlanta, the dodgers, cubs and colorado rockies. the giants open the regular season april 8th against the
arizona diamondbacks. fire breaks out at a south bay store. where it started and the damage it caused to a san jose business. we're live in san francisco where black friday shopping is in full swing. i'll tell you what police are warning shoppers about and the safety campaign that's underway. good morning right now, traffic is actually doing pretty well on the roads. find out how the traffic is doing near the shopping malls. clear skies out there, cold for some, not too bad for others. temperatures continue to warm up into the weekend, well, yes, there's a sign of a big change next week. i'll tell you what that's all about.
good morning, it is black friday. and you are looking at market street in san francisco. that's the westfield shopping center right there. obviously a very busy place for shoppers. you get on in there, and sometimes you never come out. unless you have a minimum. there is a warning we should tell you about for people traveling into the city to make sure you don't become a victim of a crime. we'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes. i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. claudine doesn't want it too
cold. >> putting the order in. it's all about me. >> she's very tough. 30s for 40s for temps. 50s in san francisco. cold inland under clear skies. lots of sunshine. heading down to southern california, you have clouds and even some rain from about san diego up to santa barbara. that was the low we were looking at. it did exactly what we thought. it did spin a few high clouds, generally south of us. a morning low of 42. a little chill. there are a few 30s around the peninsula, and a lot in the santa cruz mountains and north bay. everything seeing sunshine, and sunny and nice, and cold, not too bad, and big changes next week in the form of much colder air. today a lot of 60s, mid to upper. here's my good friend sally. >> good morning, we are looking at the traffic around the bare, and it has been looking good on the normal freeways here. westbound 80. it looks like. if you have to go to work
today, at the very least, you have the consolation prize of not having to be in heavy traffic. if you're going shopping today, which is what a lot of people are doing, news chopper 2 is at the out let at livermore. you can see the parking lot has new room. it's one of the big popular shopping areas and there are a lot of people. i wouldn't be scared off by 580 or the parking lot. they have a lot of parking here. i want to mention some earlier problems we have on 101. a garbage truck did hit a pedestrian eastbound 80 at 7th 7th in san francisco, and there was a major injury accident. this garbage truck slammed into the passenger just after 5:30 near 7th street. the woman was taken to san francisco general hospital where she reported suffering very serious injuries. highway 101 in the area was shut down for about an hour. it has reopened. 7:32. let's go back to the desk. >> thanks sal. also new this morning,
firefighters are knocked down a fire at a party supply store in san jose. it started at 4:15. you can see the smoke coming out. no one was hurt. the store wasn't open when the fire started. firefighters say the fire started in an electrical panel in the attic. 7:32. the malls are getting more and more crowded every minute on this black friday after what many people call gray thursday. >> thank you for shopping. everybody come on in. here they come. in shopping mall in concord was among the may around the country that opened last night. getting a jump on black friday door busters. while many of the extreme bargain hunters, they're home. others are starting their holiday shopping in san francisco's square. katie utehs is live in the city to tell us why police are also saying you should be very careful. >> reporter: well, dave, police have seen a recent up tick in
cell phone robberies. they are passing out fliers. this warning of muggings, stay vigilant, put your cell phone away, and the other side is you don't walk across the street while on your cell phone. don't be distracted while walking across the street. let me show you some video from the morning. there are a lot of officers on the streets, just patrolling union square and market street to make sure that shoppers stay safe. now, they tell me things have been pretty quiet. no reports of thefts of robbery during this black friday. that is so far. union square becomes a hub for holiday shopping and many people are also taking b.a.r.t. into the city, and we have spoken with a few of those folks who say their trip on b.a.r.t. went smoothly but they're still taking extra safety precautions. >> we came with each other. we didn't come alone, essentially. and it wasn't that bad. i was scared at first, but it's not that bad. >> we make sure we all stick together. that's an important part, too, especially when the doors open
to like nordstrom, everyone wants to fly in. >> reporter: there is some speculation by officers we have spoken with. they think that because retailers like macy's and old navy are opening on thanksgiving, there seems to be less chaos because you have people shopping thursday night and into friday morning, it seems to have spread out the crowd. back out here live, you can see, again, that police presence. they're kind of over by the escalators up from the b.a.r.t. stop here on market. now if you're taking b.a.r.t. back to the east bay, leaving the city after your holiday shopping, some of the b.a.r.t. stations will be providing safety escorts, so you can make sure that your holiday bags make it safely in your car, and then home with you. live in san francisco, katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. good advice. police officers and security officers are out in force at bay area shopping malls this morning because violent incidents are up among shoppers determined to get those door buster deals.
the black friday shoppers also face a threat from bold thieves. we talked to one mall shopper in san leandro who had a close call last year with some suspicious men on black friday. >> they looked like they were not shopping. >> like they were trying to rob somebody. >> they wanted a tv, and like harassed us for it, but the police was right there, so they stopped it. >> that woman was at the same san leandro shopping mall where there was a black friday shooting two years ago. a young man was wounded after someone tried to steal his christmas gifts. small businesses in oakland are offering shoppers a chance to spend their money with them, and keep their money here in the community. it is all a part of black friday. and more than 45 businesses are going to take part in the event. the city of oakland is also going to offer free parking at meters and in 7 city owned lots today and then on the saturday until the end of the year. it is part of o an effort to pump more money into the oakland economy. after plaid friday and black friday comes a weekend full of holiday shopping
followed by cyber monday. coming up at 7:45, what's different about the pinnacle of online shopping this year. time now 7:36. business owners in san rafael say the growing homeless population is chasing away customers. the san francisco chronicle reports homeless people from all over the west coast are attracted to downtown san rafael because of services, including a soup kitchen and a free clinic and business owners say the downtown area is too small to handle the growing homeless population and they have suffered and lost thousands of dollars in business. the city of san francisco says steps are being taken to deal with the problem. they're even hiring the homeless to clean the streets and they're also deploying more police downtown. a 12 year veteran of the san jose police department is on paid leave this morning after a deadly police shooting on thanksgiving day. investigators it started when the suspect stabbed two men and a woman in east san jose, then carjacked a minivan across the
street. police say the suspect then led police on a short chase. it included going the wrong way on interstate 680. well, the chase ended with a dangerous incident and a deadly confrontation. the suspect rammed the officer vehicle at which time the officer feared for his life and fired his duty weapon at the suspect. >> now, at this point, police haven't told us the name of the man who was killed. all three of the stabbing victims, they are expected to survive. the teenage victim of an apartheid crime is now describing that horrifying attack on macy's transit bus. sasha fleischman returned home from the hospital on tuesday and is now spending the holiday season with family in oakland. earlier this month, sasha was an on ac transit bus headed home from school, when someone set her skirt on fire. she attempted to put out the flames by waving the skirt. but that just made things worse. >> my second reaction which is probably what saved my life is
i went back to my, you know, kindergarten class and stopped drop and roll, and i just drop on the floor and just start rolling around and some other passengers started stomping on the flames. >> a 16-year-old boy who has admitted to setting sasha on fire remains in jail awaiting his next court date. sasha says he is not ready to forgive him, at least not yet. if you have ever thought you wanted to make something a law, this could be your chance. state senator jerry hill of san mateo is is accepting ideas for his annual it ought to be a law contest. contest is open to all of his constituents in the 13th 13th senate district. applicants are asked to submit an idea for improving the quality of life in san mateo county, santa clara county or the entire state. the sonoma county animal shelter offering a special deal
this holiday season to make sure pets get a loving home. all through december they're offering adoptions of all animals, breeds and sizes for only $10. adoption fees usually range from 53 to $168. now, the dogs and cats that are adopted, they'll be spayed, neuters and vaccinated for free before they arrive in your new home. if you're looking for something besides shopping to do in san francisco today, the international auto show is back. the 56th annual event closed yesterday. showing off 2014 and even 2015 models. managers say customers are looking for economy safety and environmental responsibility. concept cars are on display, giving people a piece at a possible future. the international auto show runs through sunday. well, your time now is 7:40, and shopper against shopper, the growing tensions inside a department store.
how a potentially volatile situation nearly got out of control. >> there were some obstacles that concerned us and that's why we had to make a few approaches to get into a safe position. and the pilots involved in a daring helicopter rescue after a car plunges off a hillside are speaking out. at the bay bridge toll plaza right now, traffic is doing very well, the but the traffic seems to be concentrated around shopping areas. i'll tell you where the slowest traffic is. skies are clear, calling for sun, not too bad for others. next week could be significant changes. i'll talk about that coming up. we all have our little tricks.
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welcome back. time 7:43. four men have a lot to be thankful for. they survived a crash with their car plunged down a steep embankment near half-moon bay. now the pilots involved in rescues them, they're talking about it. the coast guard helicopter pulled the four men to safety there after their car careened several hundred feet down an embankment on highway 92 yesterday morning. one of the pilots involved says it's a miracle they survived without any broken bones. >> i'm not a medical professional, but they looked like they had went for a ride, that's for sure, and definitely looked relieved to be in the aircraft. >> the chp says it appears the driver of the car over corrected on a really tight turn. speed and alcohol were not factors. all four men in the car were wearing seat belts. cab drivers are being around about a coordinated crime. this has led to at least one attack in the east bay. it happened early yesterday morning in san leandro.
police say a cab driver picked up a passenger at the san leandro b.a.r.t. station and drove him to the 600 block of marina boulevard. as a passenger got out, a masked man punched and robbed the cab driver. police think the passenger and the masked man and they were working together. it is going to be a short day on wall street. the markets close at 10:00 this morning our time. want to give you a look at the numbers right now. the dow is up 64 points. we are of course keeping an eye on retailers this morning, and they do appear to be the big gainers on this black friday, jcpenney, ebay, amazon all up. shopping numbers considered a key read on the economy. and bay area merchants will do better this shopping season, better than the rest of the country and that's because of the robust local economy. a santa clara economist tells the mercury news, consumers are looking for essentially or
practicalities. the bay area has more did i see poseable income in parters thanks to -- disposable income in part thanks. and shop it to me is the new iphone app based in san francisco. it searches online retailer and tells you when your favorite clothes are on sale and in your size. shop advisory tracks special ads and deals and will sift through helping you discover new products, based on the shopping e-mails in your induction. for those people who do not like to venture out on black friday or during this crazy shopping weekend, you will have company online. ktvu's pam cook is live in the news room with predictions for an online holiday rush. >> we have cyber monday to look forward to, and this is expected to be a record year for internet shopping. one market research firm predicts nearly $79 billion will be spent online. now, we just got an e-mail from
target, the discount retailers already off to a strong start online for the holidays. on target.com, nearly all the door busters were available on thanksgiving day. the site saw two times more orders compared to last year. the most popular items, just like in the stores, electronics. now, on cyber monday, 86% of people asked say they will spend at least some time while they're at work shopping for online deals. i'll have more on what people are buying online in our next hour of mornings on 2. dave. >> thank you. time is 7:47. bay area police department will have officers out this holiday weekend looking for drivers under the influence. now, in santa rosa, they want to know if alcohol was involved in this wednesday night crash that followed the chase. the driver in the crash hit a pole and a fence. then the car burst into flames. two men inside that car were taken to the hospital. the police hope to prevent similar crashes crashes by
catching drivers who are speeding or running red lights. >> minor traffic infractions, that's how we find the majority of impaired drivers. it could be weaving, following too close. speeds, stop signs, red lights, the idea is we catch them before they hurt or kill somebody. >> the chp says officers typically make as many dui arrests during the thanksgiving holiday as they do on new year's eve. if you are planning to head to the outlets in livermore this weekend, be prepared for a lot of traffic. the livermore police department says it is expecting thousands of shoppers to pass through the shopping center all the way up until christmas. police are warning shoppers, be ready for back ups on interstate 580 and on jack london boulevard. check out that line. the police department will have additional officers on hand this weekend to help direct traffic in the area, and i know when we were out there, and that outlet mall first opened, the lines were unbelievable.
>> for miles. >> unbelievable, so everyone looking for that good deal. >> sal will watch that. you're watching the toll plaza and everything else this morning. >> yeah, today is the day for mostly shoppers, now people have to go to work besides us. but most people have the day off, so if you have to go to work and you're trying to get to san francisco, you're going to have a pretty decent commute this time around. let's move along and take a look now at the san mateo bridge, and the san mateo bridge traffic has been doing very well around the bay. now we have been looking at the commute generally in the bay, in case you're trying to drive to go shopping, and the traffic has been pretty good around the malls. we haven't seen a lot of slow traffic. b.a.r.t. and caltrain, b.a.r.t. and muni on a regular schedule. caltrain on a saturday schedule today. i want to make sure i have been looking at the malls here. the colma shopping area looking good. hillsdale also looking good. the freeways around mall in
general have been okay. parking is is a different story. 7:49. let's go to steve. thank you sal. a good morning. clear skies. a little haze around the edges. temperatures cold for some this morning. a lot of 30s. in san francisco, neoteinia bad. 50th -- 50s, not that bad. nice to warm the weekend. low 70s on sunday. don't get used to it. cooler on monday. highs from the 70s to the 50s. go with the cold right now, and fine tune rain forecast for next week. 30s for many or 40s to near 50 degrees. for some, a component of an easterly breeze. not that strong but it is offshore on the system that we were tracking all week long has now finally arrived in southern california, giving them rain, good rain in la. and missed us, might spin in a few high clouds. that's about it. and monterey over to salinas. the low will be here for most of the weekend.
very quiet nationally. i mean, there's not much going on. all eyes will be focused on the cold system coming out of alaska, starting on monday next week, and then tuesday into wednesday. really bitterly cold air plunging into the country can. we'll get some. 20s on the temps in reno. and 30s for many. the low is off southern california and is not going anywhere except west. not going inland, it's going to head west. lows off so cal, and sunny and nice for us. chilly morning. quiet pattern. very quiet. temperatures warming up a little bit. the days are very short now. doesn't take much. you get an easterly breeze, that helps. 60s, coast bay, north bay, south bay, doesn't matter. everyone on the same ballpark. 70 in gilroy. 60s for everybody. mid-60s to upper 60s. including redwood city, close to 70. sunny and mild to warm, in fact very warm, sunday in an offshore breeze, and then here comes that cold air on tuesday,
7:53. a former marine accused of killing homeless people has died behind bars. 25-year-old catampo is accused of killing 6 people, including 4 homeless man. he was taken to a medical facility in santa anna, died the next afternoon a. cause of death has not been announced. a new report shows more inmates are attacking other inmates inside county jails. ever since california's realignment law took effect. the associated press found that inmate assaults were up 32% in the 10 counties they studied
since the law took effect in october 2011. the population of the jails went up 14%. the re alignment law moved lower level offenders to county jails instead of state prisons as a way to reduce overcrowding. san jose's christmas in the park celebration gets under way tonight. it's expected to attract a half million people to downtown san jose over the holidays. there will be extra police patrols this year. last year, a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in a suspected gang related attack. it was the first serious crime ever reported during san jose's big holiday celebration. san francisco's union square is going to sparkle with thousands of holiday lights tonight. it is the 24th annual macy's lighting that will take place at 6:00. it will feature more than 33,000led lights and 1100 ornaments. judith hill from the voice will since at the event.
people are encouraged to show up early if they want a good spot for the tree lighting. a candle is also going to be lit on union square's menorah at 3:30 this afternoon. and six flags discovery kingdom is turning into a winter wonderland for the holiday in the park featuring holiday shows, a popular snow hill and much more. doesn't that look fine. the holiday in the park is open on the weekends through december 15th and daily december 20th through january 5th. and a bay area figure skating legend is going to kick off the downtown san jose holiday season. christie yam gucci will be at the rink. it's a choreographed light show. she's an olympic champion, who of course grew up right here. >> i will be at silverado resort and spa in the wine country. we're going to light that tree there tonight. time is 7:56.
truck drivers threatening operations at the port of oakland. why they're on the picket line this morning, and the fears they may be out of a job if their complaint isn't heard. live in emeryville where black friday hasn't quite lived up to the hype, what shoppers say is missing this year. and good morning, we are looking at the roads and one of the things we have noticed is the roads are wide open, but the shopping malls are not. we'll find out more about that. well, lots of sunshine today, coast bay inland, temperatures, mild to warm. they'll continue that way into the weekend. don't get used to the warm weather. we have changes for next week.
good morning. just about 7:59. welcome to mornings on 2. we're now live inside the great mall in milpitas. there's claudine wong over there shopping. the shoppers are up early. it's not as crazy as it has been in year's past on one black friday. why it's calmer, though, we'll talk about that in a live report in a couple minutes. if i would morning, november 29th. -- friday morning, november 29 november 29th. i'm dave clark. >> and i'm claudine wong. if you're heading to do shopping at one of the outdoor shopping malls, steve is
working on a good forecast. >> i've been working on it all morning long. clear skies. we can look sunny and warmer, breezy at times, turning colder, more likely monday night, tuesday into wednesday. cold's the big news. the possibility of some very low snow levels, tuesday night wednesday, we'll see how that pans out. it's going to get colder. 30s, 40s to near 50 degrees. sfo is in there. san francisco as well. not too bad for some. clear skies for us. a patch or two of some fog. all the active weather is in southern california. santa barbara to la. some of those higher clouds, back to big sir. san jose looking for lots of sunshine. 68 today for a high temperature, and in fact temperatures may get to 70s by sunday as we get a little bit of a north, northeast breeze. overall, lots of sunshine. everything staying in southern california for now, and we'll focus our attention to the north next week when we meet again. sunny and nice. cold for some. not bad for others.
temperatures warming up slowly. we will have a lot of upper 60s today. here's sal. >> and we have been looking at the malls, we have been looking at the roads and one of the things that we know is that traffic is lighter than usual, if you are driving in most areas, as a matter of fact it has been a very nice drive across the bay bridge in the morning and no major problems. the morning commute looks okay in san francisco. we had an earlier crash on northbound 101 at the 80 split. that's gone. i want to show you the mall here or i want to show you the malls in a moment. one of the things i want to mention, chp is investigating a fatal crash on east bay freeway that happened around 12:30 this morning on interstate 80 in richmond. a driver crashed into the center divide, then got out of his car, he tried to leave the crash and walk across the freeway and that's when another car a hit and killed him. the chp says that driver stopped immediately and is cooperating with investigators. they do not believe alcohol is
a factor in the crash, and one of the things i want to mention is the malls, this mall here in the emeryville area, we're seeing traffic that's a little bit slow here on 580, but it's not actually as much as we thought it would be. i want to show you, just one more thing. in the walnut creek area, downtown walnut creek not really a mall but a shopping area, but you can see that southbound 680 is actually doing pretty well and so is northbound 680. driving to the shop areas is not so much as problem, but when you get there, thereto a lot of -- there are a lot of people shopping. police are on the scene of a demonstration at the port of oakland. you are taking a look at video we shot about an hour ago when news chopper 2 was overhead. a group of independent truck drivers on the picket line demanding financial relief from new environmental regulations. those go into effect the first of the year and will force them to upgrade older trucks. a police officer was injured in
a similar demonstration when a car accidentally ran over his foot. you can see there as had you ever -- as he limped away. hundreds of them say will be forced out of business because they can't afford the additional cost. supporters of the new rule say the drivers were given plenty of advanced warning. your time is 8:02. the holiday shopping for black friday started early this morning to get good deals and we have live team coverage of what it was like out there. ktvu's tara moriarty, you're looking at the crowds in emeryville, but first let's go to janine de la vega at the great mall in melodias. what's it like out there. >> reporter: there's no too much foot traffic. it was probably crowded earlier. it comes in ebbs and throws, not wall to -- flows. not wall to wall people here at all. when the doors opened at 8, we
are told there were thousands of people here and they were packed. it's predicted that shoppers will spend more. there are a lot of sales happening here, offering 50, 60 and 70% off of items. people want to take advantage of that. economists are predicting bay area merchants will do much better, the reason, the robust local economy. outside the bay area, analysts say consumers may be looking for essential items to buy for the holidays. there's a growing number of wealthy consumers in the bay area thanks to an improving housing market. the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. we asked shoppers this morning if they'll be spending more or less this holiday season. >> it was actually less. i have all the deals. they're doing like 60% off everything. i have only spent like maybe 50. >> what we spent last year, we typically end up spending, you
know, roughly around a thousand per person. >> mall management says shoppers who have more of a disposable income still want value and are looking for deals. they're going to be studying the sales trends. they're predicting a good season. now, there is plenty of time to do more shopping here at the great mall, and it might be a good time to come right now, back out here to a live picture. again, it looks kind of empty, at least where we're standing. as i mentioned, they come and go. if you're sort of hanging on the fence, do i want to come out, it's actually probably best to come now rather than later, you know, when the crowds might pick up in the afternoon. reporting live, from milpitas, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. black friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, but there may be less of a frenzy today as we heard just mentioned. we want to check with tara moriarty live in emeryville, and you're seeing a little bit of a lull there as well.
>> yeah, a little anticlimactic here. we're not seeing crowds folks saw last year. we're at the target, and apparently last night they were swamped from about 8:00 until 1:30 in the morning. they do expect things to pick up again at 11, but many of the door buster deals were offered last night at stores. at 5 this morning, the doors to home depot opened. that was one of the few stores that didn't open yesterday on thanksgiving. customers told us they were anxious to snatch up holiday wreaths and appliances where were the big ticket items. toys "r" us was open until 5 last night. shoppers told us the door buster deals were gone. they could find the regular sale items. one man loaded his fan as a rule of toys. he has shopping this year has been easier compared to last year. >> last year it was crazy. you have to wait in line two to three hours, in the later hours o when it was past like 1:00, the lines were still long. >> and people were cranky.
>> yeah. the stores were a mess. now it's a little bit cleaner. the aisles are cleaner. >> reporter: internet savvy shoppers say tuesday and wednesday they took advantage of sales online so they didn't need the hit the stores later. many folks complained about stores being open on thanksgiving since they felt the holidays are meant to be with family. the holiday sales figures will come in soon and it remains to be seen what the payoff for retailers will be. >> live from emeryville, tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. violence broke out at a cohl's near chicago, an officer got his arm stuck in the get away car, and other officers saved him by shooting at the car. the officer and the suspects were not seriously hurt. >> he was dragging the cop around in the parking lot. he didn't stop. cop shot about four or five
times. >> there were other skirmishes in new jersey, texas and a wal- mart. an officer a was injured breaking up a fight. a female wal-mart employee was also trampled by shoppers. and that is not a friendly crowd. things got a bit out of control at this store in west palm beach florida. as you can see, those shoppers were yelling at each other, shoving. there's the front of the line, and they're all trying to get there, all the way up to the front. this is at a retail chain called brands smart usa operating in georgia and florida. time now is 8:08 o. hundreds of wal-mart washingers say they will protest today -- workers say they will protest today. many wal-mart employees have to depend on public assistance because the salaries are too low. they want wal-mart to offer full-time hours and a minimum salary of $25,000 a year.
the protest in san leandro is due to start at 3:00 p.m. occupy protesters will rally in san francisco's union square. they're going to pass out fliers asking people not to shop at stores accused of using sweat shops to make clothing. they also want a buy nothing day to counter act black friday. the union square rally starts at 1:00 p.m. if you're looking for that toy for your child this year, it may be harder to come by depending on what you're looking for. the u.s. could be in for a possible toy shortage. many retailers say the xbox 1, play station 4, the dock mcstuffins, better check up center from disney, and big hugs elmo could be hard to find this year, and that's because stores have ordered less about 2% fewer toys compared to last year. many retailers are reporting that they are sold out of certain toys. that makes people crazy. experts say it could be because people are shopping later and the toys are in higher demand.
time is 8:09. it's a chance to get to spend the holidays at home instead of in jail. operation second chance will start tomorrow. what it does is it offers people who have an arrest warrant for a minor offense a deal. surrender to law enforcement agencies and instead of going right to jail, you'll get a new court date and be released on the spot. about a dozen south bay law enforcement agencies are taking part. santa rosa police officers are taking the anti-gang message into classroomsment classrooms -- classroom based on a program called great. they will focus on 9 elementary and mild school neighborhoods where students are feeling a lot of pressure to join a gang. an early morning crash shuts down a san francisco freeway. coming up at 8:30. what we have learned about the accident involving a garbage truck and a pedestrian. and a reckless driver and
the deadly crash that closed a freeway. what happened to that driver and how fast was he going at the time. good morning, we are looking at the malls and so far, the traffic has been at the malls and not really on the road. that could change later as we look at the east shore freeway, it looks good. find out where we're expecting heavy traffic later today.
turnpike when it slammed into a van killing the two people in the van. you take a look at what was left. it burst into flames after hitting the van. ohio state highway patrol cars were chasing it and they say it hit at least three cars. the man driving that car suffered only minor injuries. vice president joe biden hides to asia as tensions rise between the u.s. and china. they have sent fighter jets to parole a cluster of islands in the east china sea. passing through the airspace. the u.s. has refuse to do so and what has carried on with joint naval exercises with japan. >> no one was hurt after two rocket launchers in tokyo japan overnight. the incident didn't cause any damage and did startle neighbors who reported hearing explosion. officials say a leftist group may be responsible. >> time is 8:14.
tornado victims in the midwest getting special thanksgiving help. storm victims in kokomo indiana gave their thanks yesterday in shelters. they had their family members and friends, more than 50 kokomo families lost their homes when deadly tornadoes on november 17 november 17th hit at least 7 mid western states. >> it's more about just coming together can in conversation and fellowship than it is just a meal. >> and check this out, newly released surveillance video from inside a school, you can see the chaos of the tornado as it happened. more than 73 tornadoes were confirmed, 6 people were killed. thousands of homes were destroyed. despite a chemical spill in willard ohio, most of the evacuees are home, but they did spend thanksgiving in a shelter. a train derailed tuesday night spilling chemicals. the train company, csx paid for hundreds of families to have
thanksgiving dinner at a high school. >> it's overwhelming. it's like you want to be o home, but we're here, so we do the best of it. >> investigators are out there testing the air quality. as of this morning, the evacuation order has been lifted for all but about four of the homes in willard. >> google has opened pop up display stores across the country. they're located in roseville, los angeles, chicago and new jersey. san francisco was initially in the running for a pop up store but the height of the snow globe did not work for the west field mall locations. stores are set up with locations to try chrome book computers and the nexus 5 phone. helping the homeless learn computer skills, the san francisco chronicle reports the tenderloin technology lab offers classes on how to use a computer, check e-mail and hunt for jobs online. the lab also allows users to check voice mail messages and to help with job searches. the social net work yammer has
donated dozens of computer monitors to the lab. twitter have also sent volunteers to help with classes. time now 8:16. happening today, glide memorial church is hosting a day after thanksgiving breakfast. in fact, the meals are being served right now to the needy. about 500 volunteers prepared, and served 5000 thanksgiving meals yesterday at the church on allison taylor streets in san francisco. i've been waiting for this moment all year. every year i come, it's a tradition for me. i'm from san francisco, and my family's gone now, so this is family. >> also this year, some of the actors and actresses from the musical porky and possess are singing in it. they use their day off to volunteer. they said the recent cut backs in food stamps programs has increaseed demand for food. new this morning, the
arrival of the official white house tree. first lady michelle, her daughters sasha and malia took part in the ceremony and they gary -- they've gave their approval of the tree. >> what do you think. >> love it. >> we will keep it. >> how do you know until you stand it up. >> that tree is going to be stored in the blue room of the white house. it stands 18 1/2 feet tall, and nearly 11 feet wide. it comes from pennsylvania. and i'm sure it's perfect. >> it's from pennsylvania. of course. >> and you don't send anything that's not perfect to the white house, right. time is 8:18. sal, the commute so far, relatively beautiful. >> well, yes. as a matter of fact it's doing pretty well. we can look at the commutes and show you that traffic is doing well. if you have to go to work, it's not that bad for you. we're looking at some of the south bay malls here, and i want to show you that the valco mall, 280 looks good. driving on wolf road, there may
be congestion there. for the most part, not a lot going on here. here at the mall, the valley fair mall, just lost my train of thought there, the valley fair mall, rather large mall on stevens creek and 880, you can see the traffic on 880, slow on the off ramps and nothing major. let's go to more live pictures the outlet malls in livermore, parking is good. pictures taken from our news chopper 2. just a few moments ago, and the parking is good at interstate 580 nearby, no problems getting there. this is a popular mall area in livermore. i think this is one of the first or maybe second christmases that we have here at the mall. a really new area, still doing well. 8:19. let's go to steve. >> thank you sal. >> you're welcome steve. good morning everyone. clear skies, a little bit of patchy fog around point ridge. that's about all i can find unless you're watching in southern california, saying it's raining down here. they must be on storm watch
down there. dave. i'm telling you. clear skies, nice to warm. sunny and warmer. breezy at times. turning colder next week. turning colder. possibility of very low snow levels. we'll see. tuesday night, wednesday, monday will be the transition day. the weekend looks good. nice and warm, 30s, 40s to 50 at sfo. and i know san francisco is in there as well. i don't think petreo hill got below 53. standing right in front of the fog. speaking of, down in southern california, associated with the low that we had kind of owen right down the coast. it parked itself. it's going to stay down there. it's sending in a few high clouds to the north. overall, what you see is down in southern california is going to stay down there. it doesn't look like the low will move inland. it will retrograde in the pacific. 68 for a high in san jose. and 42 degrees as well. 22 in tahoe. 29 in rio. sacramento was 39.
now 41. and monterey was 36 i do believe. a puff of an easterly direction. probably sunday will be the warmest day. if that low stays down there and moves back to the west, allowing the wind to be offshore. the low stays off southern california, a dry forecast for us. 60. sunny and nice. cold for some in the morning. not bad for others. quiet pattern until next week. we'll usher in very cold temps. that's changed but usually cold doesn't bring much in the way of rain. we'll see how we tackle this next week. 60s. >> livermore at 68. everyone's close here. did go 70 in gilroy. a lot of 60s, peninsula and san francisco and on the coast. mild to warm conditions after cold mornings inland. cooler on monday, colder, colder on tuesday. you won't be able to burn wood today, even though it would be a great day to do so
temperature wise. today is a spare the air day. cool air with very little wind is predicted. that's making burning wood particular harmful. burning any wood is banned unless it's your only source of heat. time is 8:21. you probably said it, there ought to be a law. now is your chance. this could lead to changes at the state capitol. and it just might be the most expensive cup of cocoa cola ever. why spilling the soft drink right there is going to cost formeer star, jason kid -- former basketball star, jason kidd $54,000.
the nba has fined jason kidd for poor sportsmanship. he coaches the new jersey nets. now, the end of wednesday's game against the los angeles lakers, check that out, see what happened there, he appeared to tell one of his players to intentionally bump into him, causing him to spill that soft drink o on the floor and delay the game. kidd wanted to set up a play but had no more times out. that will cost him $50,000. in other news, serious accusations in brazil after a deadly accident at a world cup soccer stadium. check out that giant crane. it collapsed and then killed
two workers earlier this week. and now, a labor union leader says a safety engineer warned his supervisors about potential problems and claims officials were more worried about speeding up construction than safety. officials in brazil say they are confident, though, that they are going to be ready for the start of the world cup next june. time now is 8:25. a private space company will try again to launch a telecommunications satellite african selling two launches in a week -- african after -- after canceling two launches in a week. the founder of space act made history last year. they were the first private company to send cargo to the international space station. the new launch could happen in a couple days. nasa says the comet ison may have survived a close brush with the sun. scientists at first believed
the comet came apart after a grazing the out oar layers of the sun yesterday. new -- outer layers of the sun yesterday. new images show a piece of the comet may have survived. scientists have called ison the comet of the century because it's so rare for comets to come close to the sun. any existing pieces could give clues as to how the solar system was formed. time is now 8:26. an east bay teenager back home surviving an alleged hate crime. >> i looked down and my skirt is on fire, and i freak out because i'm on fire. >> how the teenagers describing that horrifying attack. it happened on board an ac transit bus. we're live in san francisco, along market street, where there is a heavy police presence. i'll tell you what officers are wanting people to look out for, and also, how black friday shopping has gone so far this morning. good morning. we are looking at traffic that's beginning to get a little bit slower near shopping
your time is 8:35. good morning to you. live pictures, live in san francisco, along market street. walking with these folks right here. we're right next to the westfield shopping centers, black friday shopping has gun. it's underway. not so crazy. at least not so far. there is a security warning. if you plan to take public
transit into the city, the police say pay attention, we'll tell you what that reason is, coming up in a live report. friday, november 29th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic now. steve, o not too bad weather here. >> we have a little bit of patchy fog off the point rays area. spare the air day goes through friday night. temperatures 40s. starting off with 30s. a couple leftover. even a few 50s. some locations on the mild side. a little bit of fog right there. and a little bit off the san mateo coast as well. the system that's producing rain in southern california, pretty good rain in santa barbara. some clouds move up in the central valley, but that's probably the northern extent of those, san francisco looking for a mild low to start off, near 50 degrees. we'll go for a high of 65 degrees. it will be sunny side up. we have severe clear air except for the patchy fog. cloud cover offshore, that's a sign of the direction we're going to see over o the weekend as well, which will give us warmer weather.
sunny and nice today, cold inlandnd for some. -- inlan in-- inland for some. mild and warm, 60s. >> steve, good morning. right now, traffic is actually doing pretty well around the freeways. we do have slow traffic developing in the parking lots of the mall. if you're trying to get to san francisco, you won't have problems getting across the bay bridge or going across the bay. we have been looking at the sun valley mall and it's actually doing well on 680. here's the mall area here, and the traffic on the roads is not bad at all. in fact, it looks good on 680 north and south, trying to get there. i also want to mention traffic is back to normal on eastbound interstate 80 in san francisco. following a major injury accident. a garbage truck slammed into a pedestrian at 80. a woman was taken to san francisco general hospital where she reportedly suffered very serious injuries. highway 101 in the area was
shut down for an hour. new this morning, san jose firefighters fought an early morning fire. it happened at a party supply store. it started about 4:15 this morning, right there. alternate the party time store on san carlos street. no one was hurt. the store was not open when the fire started. they believe it started in an electrical panel in the attic. in the meantime, the malls are getting crowded, more and more for this black friday, after what many people called gray thursday. >> thank you for shopping everybody. come on in. >> they were ready. this shopping mall in concord, among the many around the country, it opened last night, thanksgiving night, to get a jump on black friday door busters. now, while many of the extreme bargain hunters are already home, others are starting their holiday shopping in san francisco's union square. and that's where katie utehs
has been all morning. you're also telling people while you're shopping, keep your eyes open for things, too. >> absolutely. there is a lot of police presence out here along market and union square. also if you follow me, where you see the mobile command unit, some of the smaller stores like oakley, and the sunglasses boutique there. they have private security as well. things have been quiet, really, considering, and police seem to be o benefiting from stores opening on thanksgiving. because we haven't seen the mad black friday dash. >> if you wait until all the stores open at one time at 5 in the morning, then you gate mass rush of people, letting people trickle through the stores a little bit over a couple hours or a few hours, maybe helps keep from that mad rush for people to try to get in and get items all at the same time. >> reporter: san francisco police are warning shoppers that there has been a recent up tick in cell phone thefts. they won't be able to be aware
of that. they're handing out pamphlets letting them know to stay off their cell phones. keep it in your pocket. keep it secure in your purse and also don't walk across the street on your cell phone because they don't want anyone getting hit on busy market street. as well, b.a.r.t. has extra security for shoppers who will be headed back to the east bay. some of those stations in the east bay will have security guards that can walk shoppers from their car or from b.a.r.t., rather to their car with the shopping bags and the good news to report here this morning sfpd tells me that so far there have been no incidents of theft or attempted robberies. the police presence as well as the extended shopping hours here. katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. police officers and security guards are out in force at bay area shopping malls this morning. and they are trying to protect shoppers from what they call a dark side of black friday. now, there have been a growing number of violent incidents
among shoppers determined to get the door buster deals. police say they are more prepared than ever this year. >> they are learning from their mistakes. every year things get i believe things get a little bit safer because of things that happen in the previous year or years. >> now, we spoke to police and choppers at the san leandro shopping mall where there was a black friday shooting two years ago. a young man was wounded after someone tried to steal his christmas gifts. small businesses in oakland are offering shoppers a chance to spend money with them and keep the money here in the community. it's a part of plaid friday. more than 45 businesses will take part. the city will offer free parking at meters and also in 7 city owned lots today and on saturdays through the end of the year. it's part of an effort to pump more money into the oakland economy. and why go out and shop when you can go it from home, from your cell phone or even from work. that's a no no, right. one of the biggest online shopping days of the year is coming and coming up in 10
minutes, how many people plan to shop on the job come monday. 8:36. business owners say san rafael's growing homeless population is chasing away shoppers. the fran chronicle reports homeless people are attracted to downtown san rafael by a soup kitchen and a free clinic. business owners say the downtown areas is too small to handle the growing population and that they have suffered thousands of dallas in lost business. the city of san rafael says they're taking action by hiring the homeless to clean up the streets and also they're adding more police downtown. a 12 year veteran of the san jose police department is on paid leave this morning after a deadly police shooting thanksgiving day. investigators say the violence started when the suspect stabbed two men and a woman in east san jose, then carjacked a minivan. police say the suspect then led officers on a short chase, including going the wrong way on interstate 680.
the chase ended with a dangerous incident and a deadly confrontation. the suspect rammed the officer vehicle at which time the officer feared for his life. and fired his duty weapon at the suspect. >> at this point, police haven't toll us the name of the man who was killed. all three of the stabbing victims are expected to survive. well, a teenage victim of an apparent hate crime is describing the attack on board an ac transit bus one month ago. sasha fleischman returned home from the hospital on tuesday and is spending the holiday season with his family in oakland. sasha was an on ac transit bus headed home from school when someone set sasha's skirt on fire. sasha attempted to put out the flames by waving the skirt but it made things worse. >> my second reaction which was probably what saverred my life is i went back to my, you know, kindergarten class and stop drop and roll. and soy just drop on the floor,
and just start rolling around and some other passengers started stomping on the flames. >> a 16-year-old boy who has admitted to setting sasha on fire, remains in jail awaiting his next court date. sasha is not ready to forgive him, at least not yet. if you want to make something a law, now could be your chance. state senator jerry hill is accepting ideas for his annual it ought to be a law contest. it's open to all of his constituents in the 13th 13th senate district. applicants are asked to submit ideas for improving the quality of life in san mateo o county, santa clara or the entire state. the sonoma county animal shelter offering a special deal this holiday season to give pets a loving home. throughout the month of december, they're offering adoptions of o all an -- of all animals, breeds and sides for only $10. adoption fees usually range
from 53 to $168. the dogs and cats that are adopted, they're going to be spayed, neutered and vaccinated for free before they're sent to their new home. if you're looking for something to do besides shopping in san francisco today, the international auto show is back at the center. the 56th annual event opened yesterday, including 38 manufacturers who show off 2014 and 2015 models. customers are looking for economy, safety, and environmental responsibility. concept cars are also on display which will give you a chance to peek at a possible future, the international auto show runs through sunday. all right. time is 8:40. incredible video of a crash on highway 92. we showed you this yesterday as breaking news. we're going to let you hear from the pilots involved in a daring helicopter rescue of four four men.
good morning, looking at the malls here, and traffic is doing well. this freeway right near the valley fair mall and you can see it's doing very nice limit we'll look at the malls coming up. lots of sunshine, that's not the problem. at the lighthouse, we have a little fog here. will it continue to warm up, and what about, are there big changes for next week.
it's going to be a very short day on wall street this morning. with the markets only open until 10:00 our time. so a little more than an hour to go. and the dow is up, you can see on your screen, almost up 48 points. everyone keeping an eye on retailers and the national retail federation expecting sales to be up 4% during the last two months of the year. that equates to 602 billion. and by the way, nay macy's, new york, the ceo says there were 15,000 shoppers lined up to get in. time is 8:44. let's bring you up to date on other top stories we're following right now. a group of independent turnovers are protesting outside the port of -- truck drivers are protesting outside the port of oakland. traffic back to nothing on
eastbound interstate 880 in san francisco. there was a major injury accident a couple of hours ago. the chp says a garbage truck slammed into a pedestrian at 80 near 7th street. the woman was taken to san francisco general hospital reportedly suffered very serious injuries. and the high school i -- and the holiday shopping rush has gun. shoppers got up early. the crowds don't appear right now to be as big as in year's past because many stores open on thanksgiving. well for those of you who don't like to go out on black friday or anytime during the whole crazy weekend, you'll have some company online. ktvu's pam cook is in the news room with the unexpected surprise you might see during the annual online holiday rush. >> you're going to like this. i know you don't like to get out there. this is expected to be a record year for internet shopping. one market research firm predicts nearly $79 billion
will be spent on o-line. i got an e-mail from target. target.com off to a strong start, nearly all the door busters were available online on thanksgiving day. the site saw twice as much traffic as last year. the most popular items just like in the stores, electronics, the ipad air a, large screen tvs and zoomer, the robot dog sold out by mid- morning on black friday, and it's expected to be the same on cyber monday. we're used to seeing a lot of jewelry, clothing. it's not just about toys and the other items. on monday, cyber monday, hotels, airlines and resorts are offering door busters. they're offering some today and special deals on monday. i saw allegiant air, offering some flights for $59 one way. a lot of people will be shopping for themselves and vacations on cyber monday as well. reporting live in the news room, pam cook ktvu channel 2 news. >> just learned something. now if you plan to shop today,
you may want to download a few apps to help get the best deals. one called shop it to me, a new iphone app based in san francisco, it will search online retailers and tell you when your favorite clothes are on sale in your size. shop at visier vise -- adviser tracks special deals, and sift will give you products based on the shopping e-mails in your inbox. a ktvu holiday tradition tick kicks off now. we are collecting coats for our one warm coat drive. there are four sights you can bring your donations and colleagues are there to greet you. ktvu's tara moriarty is live at one of the locations, at the ferry building in san francisco. >> reporter: good morning, that's right. we decided to drag our old coats out of the closet. i have some in here, my daughter's old coat and bringing it down here for this drive. we're going throw them in the pile, and these will go to help
people who really need to keep warm this winter. there we go. come on over here girls. these are the girl scouts of america, and they are actually helping us right now with this drive. you can just pull right along in the ferry building, and you can pull right on up. we have some of outhears lanes right here, and folks can can pull in, dump them off. you don't have to get out of your car. don't worry about finding parking. you can see they have coats back here. you have been doing pretty well. >> we have, yes. we started school drive and brought them here and the girls are talking to the public and trying to encourage everybody this morning to remember the needy. >> reporter: thanks so much for helping us out this morning. this is a great organization and again, if you got old coats. >> obviously we're having technical problems there with tara. this one warm coat drive goes on all day. there is a list on your screen
of all locations you can drop off a coats. aside from the ferry building in san francisco, there are three other locations, bay street in emeryville, broadway plaza in walnut creek and santana row in san jose. for more information on the coat drive and a list of the drop off sites go to our web site at ktvu.com. >> get those coats out there. time is 8:48. what's happening on the roads now,. >> well, you know the roads getting almost anywhere is going to be kind of easy. once you get to the shopping areas, might be little more difficult to find parking. but at the bay bridge toll plaza, trying to get into san francisco, not a bad drive at all. it continues to look good. i want to mention if you're going to malls we have been highlighting. 280 looks good getting through. and a little bit of slow traffic in front of the mall on el camino royale, kind of crowded in the shopping area. the freeway is okay. if you're going to the emeryville area near home depot and best buy, should be okay on
580. we don't see a lot of slow traffic there as you drive through. 8:49. let's look at 280 in san jose. that's a very nice drive. now let's go to steve. sunny here for everybody. a little patchy fog. that's about it. very very patchy. next week could be interesting. cold air possibly moving in here. that might equal low snow levels. the next couple of days, sunny and warmer. we're going to see a hint of a northeast breeze developing as the low stays off southern california. you can see the rain. santa barbara. burbank, santa monica has had some o. down there, rain, cloud cover up in the central california. maybe along the coast as well. but overall, we have lots of sunshine. the low is not going anywhere. heading out into the pacific and that lows us to -- allows us to get a northerly breeze. 22 to 29 tahoe and reno. 37 ukiah. we could use rain. we could get low snow levels
next week. cold air doesn't usually bring much in the way of rain. today looks nice. and a nice weekend as it heads back out into the pacific. it's not moving in down there if you're heading in that direction. today is the main day for rain down there. sunny and nice to mild to warm. chilly, cold mornings inland. not bad in san francisco. i don't think the low got below 50. 60s to upper 60s to near 70 degrees. sunny and warmer weather will take us into saturday, especially sunday. low 70s there. start to see the temperature drop monday and a big drop on tuesday. >> thanksgiving may be over, but hanukkah has just gun and christmas is on its way. we'll show you the big holiday events, happening in the three largest bay area cities starting today.
pour men have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend after they survived a terrifying plunge, in a steep embankment near half-moon bay. the pilots involved in rescues them are speaking out. a coast guard helicopter pulled the men to safety after their car careened down an embankment on thanksgiving morning. one of the pilots involved said it's a miracle can the four men survived without any broken bones. >> i'm not a medical professional but they looked like they had went for a ride for sure, and looked relieved to be in the aircraft. >> the chp says it appears the driver over corrected on a hair
pin turn and speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. all four men in the car were wearing their seat belts. bay area police departments will be in full force looking for drivers under the influence. police want to know if alcohol played a role in a car that involved a chase. the car burst into flames. two men in the car were taken to the hospital. police hope to prevent similar crashes by looking for drivers speeding or running red lights. >> minor traffic infractions, that's how we find the majority of impaired drivers, it could be weaves, following too close. speed, stop signs red lights, the idea is we catch them before they hurt or kill somebody. >> the chp says officers typically make as many dui arrests during the thanksgiving holiday as they do on new year's eve. claudine, san jose's christmas in the park celebration starts tonight. the tree lighting ceremony this evening kicks off the free event. they're expecting to attract a half million people to downtown san jose over the holidays.
there will l be extra police patrols this year. last year, a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in a suspected gang related attack. san francisco's union square will sparkle l with thousands of holiday lights tonight. 6:00 p.m., the macy's tree lighting takes place. that tree as 33,000led lights and 1100 ornaments. judith hill from the voice will be singing. show up early. get a good spot. a candle will be lit at 3:30 this afternoon: the oakland zoo flipped the switch on the holiday zoo lights tonight. up until january 5th. hundreds of thousands of lights will shine at the zoo every night. that event runs from 5:30 in the evening until 9 at night. a bay area figure skating legend will be out there on the downtown san jose holiday
season of skating. kristi yamaguchi will be at the rink, featuring the halo at the circle of palms. it's a choreographed light show operating all year round. ment opening celebration starts at 5. knows kristi yamaguchi grew up in the east bay and will be incredible to watch. and i'll be at the silverado resort and spa. light a giant christmas tree. >> there will be a traffic jam on the way up there. >> no, poor dave is going to be suffering with the nice folks at silverado. oh, my goodness, good morning everybody. let's go out and see what we have now. the traffic is light on the freeways. san francisco looks good as well if you're trying to get into downtown. and on the lower peninsula, just checked in with 101 and 280. patrick on twitter says the stanford shopping mall is crowded but manageable and people have been tweeting all the time, so we're going to be
keeping an eye on that for you. and more in the noon news. >> clear skies, a little bit of fog off the marin coast, and that's about it. temperatures mild, warm into sunday, cooler monday, big cold air arrives tuesday. >> we have been warned. thank you steve. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your for news. >> and don't forget, ktvu's holiday tradition getting under way, collecting cuts, as part of our annual one warm drive. have a great day everyone: thanks for joining us. i love watching tv outside.
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