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san francisco police are involved in a long standoff with a suspect. coming up, why police are waiting this one out. we are monitoring the cold fire near lake barryessa. the fire grew to 4700 acres last night. we have good news for evacuated residents. already a busy thursday morning this august 4. i am gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. and good morning, i am dave clark. let's get you moving this morning. steve paulson has an update on the cooler temperatures. >> much, much cooler, guys. big strong wind for some. not for all.
there is a big fog bank out there. yesterday santa rosa 83. 92 fairfield. 81 redwood city. 86 east san jose. today 75, 79, 76 and 80. san francisco 62/54. average is 67/55. below on both. it will be a cool pattern. it has been. let's face it. the heat has been inland. not coast and bay. last week so. more so this week where it's been in the 60s. onshore breeze at oakland airport. onshore at hayward. a screaming onshore in the delta, napa airport. west at 12. 40 at travis. 50s on the temps or low 60s. low clouds and fog will play in your weather for the next couple days. so 50s, 60s, 70s now or mainly 80s for some. we are 90 to 100 yesterday. alex, what do you have at
7:01? >> we have a new problem that popped out in the south bay. we will get right to that. i will show you on the maps what you will see in the south bay. you see that crash right there in the middle of your screen. it is just in. 101 northbound south of matilda avenue. it sounds like they have a car that crashed maybe into the center divide, but now that car appears to be still blocking the slow lane. you encounter unlikely slow traffic 101 northbound in sunnyvale this morning. now at the bay bridge toll plaza, that is beginning to back up just about to the maze. heading into that area along eastshore freeway we are not seeing anything in the way of major backup. so that's certainly good news at this hour. now we are going to take you here and show you the commute on westbound highway 24 out of walnut creek. you are moving along pretty good through the lafayette area. no accidents being reported in that part of the bay area.
7:02 is the time. and we begin with that developing story we have been tracking in san francisco. a marathon police standoff. officers were called yesterday afternoon to a home on miramar avenue near holloway and ocean avenues about a mile from san francisco state. lee, the standoff is in the 18th hour. >> reporter: that's right. and there is something going on inside that apartment. we do not know about it. but out here not much has changed since the last time we talked to you guys. we have, you know, about four police cars coming in and out of this area. we have seen a couple of police go into the garage. it's light now now. we can see a little bit better. standing around with the yellow tape, they have two blocks blocked off on miramar avenue. police found the suspect. they are communicating with him, we are told. there is no surrender. police believe a man is barricaded in the third floor apartment. they are not releasing his
identity or what he is wanted for. this began yesterday afternoon. we are in the 18th hour. s.w.a.t. team members have gone in and out of the building. a negotiator has been communicating with the suspect. there is hostage negotiation out here. we are told that the suspect is most likely alone. they are not sure if he is armed. a spokesperson with the police department says there is a possibility that there could be weapons in the apartment. they are just taking precautions. at this time they believe that the suspect is alone and they are giving him some time. this is the 18th hour. we haven't seen much activity out here. >> we will bring you back through the morning. thank you. now that the sun is up, calfire crews are planning today's strategy for fighting the big cold fire near lake barryessa. it grew 100 acres overnight. 4700 acres have now burned. ktvu's christien kafton moving closer to the fire lines now. you're here from the lake.
you're monitoring the progress out there. so some kind of good news this morning, right? >> reporter: yeah. we did get some good news in just the last hour or so from calfire representatives. they say that the residents of the golden bears estates will be allowed back into their homes starting at eight this morning. they are going to try to reach out to the residents to get them back into their homes. we are monitoring the fire's progress on the northside of lake barryessa. the flames have moved about a half mile or a mile or so from where we saw them last night. fire now scorched in all about 4700 acres. now, as the daylight starts to come up, fire crews are getting a better sense of just how much this fire grew, what direction it grew over the course of the evening. gusty winds fed that fire yesterday afternoon pushing it to char more than 4700 acres in all. we can tell you that the steep dry terrain is making it tough for crews to get in and effectively really control this fire for the time being.
calfire is continuing their evacuation order for the canyon creek campground. yesterday we did see some people in that campground area. many staying at that campground saying that since it's being used as a staging area for calfire crews, they feel that they are pretty safe there. now, all eyes this morning are on the forecast, seeing if the high humidity overnight and a change in wind has actually made the conditions out here a little bit easier. coming back to our live look here, you can see this is the north shore of lake barryessa. the fire progressing along in this area. at this time that is the strategy. they say they want to keep this on the northside of lake barryessa. the northside of highway 128 to the more sparsely populated areas. what they want to avoid doing is coming over to this side of lake barryessa, moving over to the other tied of highway 128 because there are more homes, more ranches in that area. clearly, the strategy right now is trying to keep this fire away from those populated areas. >> all right. christien kafton thank you for the update.
meantime, progress is being made in a fire in california. the soberanes near big sur is now 27% contained. it's burned almost 47,000 acres. three times as big as palo alto. more than 5500 firefighters are out there battling it. they managed to keep the flames away from homes for the past couple of days. >> almost anywhere in the bay area you can see smoke from the fires. public health officials are reminding everyone that smoke d be a major health risk even if you are hundreds of miles away from the fire. fine particles and wildfire smoke can aggravate asthma, congestive heart failure. they suggest people living near where a fire is burning limit their exposure to smoke. they say there has been no research on what exposure to wildfire smoke year after year can do to someone's health. >> that leads us to steve paulson to talk about the weather. christien talked about
that. the wind picked up a little bit yesterday afternoon. it was out of the west, thank goodness. there was a little east- northeast yesterday. that sent some of that smoke back towards lake barryessa, back forwards fairfield, vaca mountain. that is going to send to the sacramento valley. temperatures are down. that's good. humidity's up. that's good. but again the breeze, any breeze really, i mean, i'm sure firefighters will say, we will take a west wind over a east or northeast any day. it's cooler today. there is a much bigger fog bank. that's going to help. that low cloud deck than westerly breeze, higher humidity looks like it's in place for a couple of days. if they don't get crazy gusties -- i don't think christien talked about anything too wild. this should help. cool temps and higher humidity. >> thank you. time it 7:08. we are following new developments out of london this morning. a deadly knife attack. now we know the woman who was killed in the attack was an american. and an american was also among
five people who were hurt in the knife attack. police are still at the scene there in russell square. a popular tourist area close to many london landmarks. the suspect is in custody. he is a 19-year-old man. the attack may have been triggered by mental health problems. now, claudine wong is following the new developments on this story. she will join us at 7:30 with more details. the zika virus has several airlines scrambling to change their refund policies when it comes to travel areas affected by zika. the cdc is warning people not to travel to the infected areas. miami is now on that list after about a dozen infections were reported in a nearby area believed to be transmitted by local mosquitoes. airlines such as american, jetblue, southwest and alaska are issuing flexible flight plans offering potential flight changes or refunds. some travelers say they aren't ready to change their plans. >> i think if i already had plans to go to florida, i would take more precautions. wear bug spray. be safe. >> the dates vary on when
travelers have to meet deadlines to make changes without facing penalties. travelers are advised to check with their carrier. the zika virus has been one of several concerns for some people heading to the summer olympics in rio. in addition to the threat of a terror attack, crime and water quality, and that brings us to the question of the day. if you got a free ticket to go to the olympics in rio would you go despite the concerns? join the conversation. tomorrow the opening ceremonies in rio. let us know what you think by heading to the ktvu facebook page and post a comment there. you can also tweet us. >> would you go? >> i would probably stay at home and watch it on tv. >> i would probably not go. >> let us know. 7:10. day two of the strike in santa clara county courts. in 20 minutes a live report on how this is affecting court operations. first, a summer job for one of the first daughters. the unglamorous work 15-year- old sascha obama has been
welcome back to "mornings on 2". 7:13. there are reports this morning of an intervention in the works by republican insiders trying to refocus donald trump's presidential campaign. reportedly, the rnc chairman and newt gingrich are trying to persuade trump to focus on campaigning against hillary clinton. they are worried about trump's recent feud with the family of a muslim-american soldier and his refusal to endorse house speaker paul ryan in his primary next week. >> trump is still behaving as though it was the primaries and there were 17 candidates. he has not made the transition to being the potential
president of the united states, which is a much tougher league. >> now, by the way, a new fox news poll is out showing trump now trailing hillary clinton by 10 points. meantime, hillary clinton campaigned yesterday in colorado, and she detailed her jobs plan, which she says includes the biggest investment in infrastructure since world war ii. she says these days infrastructure, it's a lot more than bridges and roads. she says the grid needs to upgrade to distribute renewable energy around the country and making sure every country has broadband internet is a big part of the new infrastructure. another atlantic city casino is shutting down. this time it's the trump taj mahal. the owners of the resort broke the news yesterday. it will be the city's fifth casino to close since 2014.
the casino is expected to shut down labor day weekend. office depot says they have to cut costs by a quarter billion dollars in the next two years after the planned merger with staples didn't meet the approval of federal regulators. office depot had already closed 42 stores. the company is not saying how many jobs will be cut or which stores will be shut down. looks like president obama and the first lady are teaching their daughters the value of hard work. 15-year-old sasha obama is working at a restaurant in martha's vineyard. boston harold took this photo of the first daughter wearing a company cap and shirt for the oak bluff eatery. she is working at the take-out window. she is learning the service industry through the summer job and she is also accompanied by six secret service agents while busing tables. by the way, sasha obama is going by her full name of natasha during her summer job
stint. >> interesting. okay. time is 7:16. let's go over to alex savidge. >> alexander. >> [ laughter ] >> forgive me. >> i will use my full name. things are getting busy on the roadways around the bay area. i keep having issues that pop up. one that we just had come up in the east bay. westbound 80 in the crockett area just west of the cummings skyway. we had a crash come in. a car that maybe hit some kind of a piece of caltrain's equipment. this crash just came in. it's a little unclear how many lanes may be blocked. we don't see a backup there. i will keep an eye on it. westbound 80 west of the cummings skyway. we will keep tabs on that for you. now we will take you outside and show you a look at what we have in the pittsburg baypointe area. westbound highway 4 busy, but not as bad as it could be here.
give yourself plenty of extra time coming out of that area. and finally here we are going to show you the situation on 101 in san jose. you can see from that shot right there we have some slow traffic. an earlier crash 101 northbound at matilda that cleared out of the way. you may encounter residual slowing in that part of the south bay. steven? >> alexander, good day. a fog bank is helping out many situations as far as cooler tempts for the firefighters. that's good news. humidity's up. if you don't like anything over 75 and you are inland, today will be more to your liking. low clouds and fog and a westerly breeze. some of the smoke from the cold far made it in to napa, lake barryessa. we are picking up more of a westerly breeze. the humidity's higher because the fog bank has some roaring
in. it will be with us probably through saturday. warmer pattern sunday and monday. nothing crazy or anything like that. 50s, 60s, 70s. yesterday livermore was 93. today 81. tomorrow 80. might be 79. there is a good westerly breeze behind this. santa rosa dropping from 83 to 75 today. yesterday fairfield was 92. today 79. 81 in redwood city to 76. san jose downtown, which was 82 yesterday, will go to 77. 82 is average. 59 on the low. 103 in 1998. the record high. plenty of low clouds. yesterday was fog. i mean, it was pretty much down on the deck for some. temperatures inland jumped up. not much of a change on the coast. a little bit of drizzle towards south san francisco. i know that. i think there will be a lot more tonight and tomorrow. west wind, west wind roaring, howling west to southwest. gusts to 40 at fairfield and
the altamont pass. saw a gust of 41 afternoon hour ago. low 60s towards mountain view, moffett and san jose. the low clouds will be slow to burn off. a couple lows embedded. one there. another one dropping down. combination of these two are going to give us a cooler pattern. 60s, 70s, 80s. clear lake, ukiah and vacaville, if they are cooling off, everybody to the west will as well. 70s, upper 70s in areas that were 90s yesterday. 60s around oakland, alameda and berkeley. 80s in the santa clara valley. 78 cupertino, fremont. 59 daly city, pacifica. 68 san bruno and 76. that's the spirit in menlo park. cooler into friday, saturday. slight warm-up, near normal sunday, monday. >> thank you. all right. time is 7:19. people living in their cars are being told to move in mountain
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charges. he was convicted in january on 162 criminal counts. prosecutor said chow and his followers were trafficking guns and drugs and that he took over the organization in 2006 by ordering a hit on the group's leader at the time. chow's murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. sentencing is set for 10:00 a.m. in san francisco federal court. a convicted felon from fairfield is one of more than 200 drug offenders granted shorter sentences by president obama. the move came yesterday in what the white house says is the largest group of prisoners to have their sentences commute inside a single day. most of the offenders, including thomas ross of fairfield, are serving time for non-violent drug crimes. in 2001 ross was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 7:23. turning to the olympics. the summer olympics in rio. the u.s. women's soccer team faces france on thursday.
yesterday they beat new zealand 2-0. the olympic games ceremonies will be held tomorrow. the opening ceremonies. the u.s. has 554 athletes competing in the summer games. almost 100 of the american athletes flew from houston to rio yesterday, including competitors for events like track and field, badminton, and wrestling. now, the olympic torch was paraded through downtown rio yesterday. hundreds of people lined the streets, but also out there were several protesters angry about how much money brazil has spent to put on the olympic games. the torch, by the way, has traveled more than 12,000 miles through 335 brazilian cities. a big win for fans of baseball and several extreme sports in rio. the international olympic committee has voted to add men's baseball and women's softball to the 2020 olympics in tokyo, japan. now, other sports that have been added for 2020, karate,
sport climbing, surfing, even skateboarding. time is 7:25. an american woman is killed and five others are hurt in a knife attack in london. up next, how witnesses described the scene and what police have ruled out as a motive in the attack. keeping an eye on your morning commute around the bay area. a lot of slowing in certain areas. also, we are keeping track of a crash in the east bay. we will tell you about that. it's on westbound interstate 80. more details when we return. pretty good gusts out there altamont pass. 40. also out to travis. 40. around the bay there is a lot of fog that equals a cooler pattern.
7:28. this is the beginning of day two of a court strike in santa clara county. workers say they haven't had a raise in several years. they walked out yesterday, and the action continues today. the picket line is expected to start in minutes here. coming up we are going to talk about the crippling affect it had on courts through santa clara county. if you have business at the courts, what you need to know. welcome to "mornings on 2". i am gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i am dave clark. we are talking about weather. steve paulson, when i went outside i felt a little sprinkle or something? >> tonight and tomorrow, gasia
and dave. yes. it's definitely there. a big fog bank. much cooler temperatures for those inland, which hit the 90s and 100s yesterday. not today. i mean, there is a really strong wind for some. subtle gentle breeze for others. it's an onshore breeze. good news for the firefighters. cold fire yolo county. looks like a west-southwest breeze instead of that east or northeast or southeast that they had. temperatures will be cooler. humidity's up. that's good. keep an eye on the wind. it will probably pick up. but it will be cooler than yesterday when it was very hot. low clouds and fog up and down the coast. it's lifted. san francisco 62/54. average is 67/55. well below here on the high side. low clouds and fog. not going anywhere. they will be around for a couple of days. i think there will be more drizzle late tonight and tomorrow, and then an onshore breeze or wind. up gusts of 40 miles per hour at travis. a report from cordelia hardly
any wind at all. 50s on some of the temps. 60s for others. fog and low clouds give way. a couple lows coming in. 70s, 80s for some. 50s, 60s for others. alex, you have something else going on already here? >> yeah, i'm keeping an eye on a crash we had come in a short time ago in the east bay that's likely going to impact that commute on westbound 80 just west of the carquinez bridge. i will put a map up on the screen here and you can see where this accident is. kind of in the crockett area. it's eastbound 80. we have a car and some sort of a tractor-trailer that may have been involved in this crash here, and it sounds like at least one person was injured. so you are going to have a scene there that the chp and firefighters will be dealing with, and we are seeing, beginning to see a bit of a backup. this crash came in a short time ago. westbound 80 east of the cummings skyway.
keep that in mind as you head out the door. now taking you outside, show you a live look further down the road from there as you arrive at the toll plaza. this is what you will encounter. we have a pretty solid backup backed up almost to the maze at this time, although in eastshore freeway picking up a lot more through berkeley and emeryville at this time. i will now show you what you will find on the san mateo bridge, and there you go. that's a live picture. the folks on the right-hand side of your screen just passed through the toll plaza. they are heading over towards the peninsula. it's obviously very busy, but we are not seeing any major slowdowns and no crashes to report in that part of the bay area this morning. 7:31 is the time. dave, back to you. >> thank you. this is the beginning of day two of a big strike involving county court workers in santa clara. hundreds of workers walked off the job. ktvu's brian flores is live in the south bay right now. what's happening now or what's going to happen, brian? >> reporter: well, right now, dave, the co-workers on strike
are continuing to set up. we talk about hundreds that were here yesterday picketing. we are expecting the same amount today. we are live in front of the hall of justice in san jose. you see many of the court workers getting ready. many gathering at 7:30 to start picketing roughly around 8. many of them getting a quick bite to eat. breakfast as well. about 300 court workers were out here yesterday picketing. it had a crippling effect in terms of paperwork, court proceedings and all of that. ingrid stewart is the president of the superior professional employees association. how are you this morning. >> great. >> reporter: how did things go yesterday in terms of the picketers out here as well as what happened inside the court. >> we had a record crowd of employees who feel that this cause is, you know, comes to them where they need it most. we need to make a stand. we need to make a statement to this court that, you know, we mean business by being out here. we need a second year raise.
>> reporter: what is the latest when it comes to that? have you heard anything from the court system about that possibility? we understand there were three offers on the table to continue negotiations. is that still the case? >> as far as i know, that was the last and final offer. we are hoping that the court meets with us again. we are open to go back to the table. it's in their ball court. we hope they will come back and sit down with us again. >> reporter: what do people need to know if people need to hear a courthouse or if they have a lot of paperwork to fill out, what are we telling people if they need to come to the court thousands take -- courthouse to take care of those needs? >> the majority will not be fully staffed. they will be out here picketing. the only people staffing them are upper management and supervisors. so you probably will have long delays. >> reporter: you haven't had a raise in what? eight years?
is that correct? i mean, how is it affecting you personally in terms of living and getting by? >> to be honest, i am living with my mom right now. i am 55 years old. and it's kind of embarrassing. so over the past eight years it's been very tough. especially living here in this area. it's so expensive. and a lot of our members are hurting, working two jobs. they are working, you know, very hard to survive here. some of them have, like yesterday, someone is living in the garage. we have a homeless person working for us. so it's affecting us deeply. and we're very frustrated and we want to go back to work, but we have to make a stand. we need a second year raise. >> reporter: ingrid stewart, thank you for your time. again, day two of this strike happening as we speak right now. again picketing expected to begin roughly 8:00 this
morning. as you heard, if you do have business here, paperwork or court cases, expect long delays at least in the santa clara county court system. back to you. >> brian flores live. thank you. new this morning an effort is underway in mountain view following concerns over people living that their cars and other vehicles near a city park. the owners of a motorhomes, cars and vans were told to move. some of the people feel like they are being targeted. we talked to a person living in his vehicle. he told us police told them they wanted to street sweep. he says the people who live in their cars and motor homes aren't what you might consider the run of the mill homeless. >> there must be anywhere from 45 to 60 motor homes. they have, like i said, women and children. they have people that go to work every day. they have new trucks and new motor homes. >> signs posted along the street say there is no parking
from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. we have not yet heard back from police on whether this is an official homeless sweep. police in petaluma arrested a man accused of sex crimes against a teenager who is not being identified. police say the victim reported meeting brett neighborga lahairis through social media. knew, the victim says they met at neiberga lahairis' home where the victim said she was drugged and sexually assaulted. he was taken to the sonoma county jail and released after posting bail. a young girl is suffering from possible life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while walking across a busy daly city street. it happened 2 p.m. in a crosswalk at west more avenue and south may fair off skyline boulevard. police say the girl is 12 or 13 years old. the black bmw station wagon that hit the girl and left her
sneakers there in the street was still at the scene hours after the collision. police say the driver remained there as well, is cooperating with investigators. the driver has not been cited. some people talked and said they avoid crossing that intersection because of the heavy traffic that's just outside a shopping mall. >> i actually go over one street over so that i don't have to blast through here and look through three different ways to come into this parking lot because it is pretty dangerous. >> now, it is a 25-mile-per- hour speed zone, but neighbors say many cars go faster and it's hard to see pedestrians because the area is often foggy. the chp says a man turned himself in hours after running away from a deadly crash yesterday. 29-year-old alex eduardo an tune yelchin garcia was arrested and booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter. he was driving on highway 9
near saratoga yesterday morning when his car careens off a road, went down a 30-foot embankment and hit a tree. a passenger was killed. another passenger, a 15-year- old girl who was pregnant, is in critical condition. we are following new developments from london this morning about a man who stabbed six people last night. we found out this morning that one person who was killed in that knife attack was a woman who is an american. ktvu's claudine wong with other details investigators have told us about the attack. >> reporter: dave, british authorities hasn't released of information on the american woman killed. only that she is believed to be in her 60s. the suspect is in custody. he is 19 years old, a norwegian. the attack may have been triggered by mental health issues. a british spokesperson described the incident. >> police were called after
10:30 p.m. last night to report of a man armed with a knife assaulting people at russell square camden. armed officers arrived at the scene within five minutes. they discharged a taser while confronting and arresting the suspect. >> reporter: now, police do remain on the scene in russell square this morning. that area is a popular tourist area because it's close to many of london's landmarks. a man describes what he saw at the scene of the attack. >> back to the cinema a quarter past 11 and i encountered a heavily armed policeman. i looked down the street and there was wall-to-wall police and police vans and police wagons. >> reporter: police say they have not found anything to suggest that the suspect was motivated by terrorism. in fact, the metropolitan assistant commissioner says it appears to be a spontaneous attack. he says the victims were selected at random. we also learned this morning that one of the five people
injured in this knife attack was also an american. the other people injured are british, israeli, and australian. we are waiting for a lot of information. our thoughts with the people injured and the family of the woman killed. >> all right. thank you. time is 7:40. a washington, d.c. transit cop became the first american law enforcement officer to be charged with an isis-related crime. the home of 36-year-old nicholas young was searched in fairfax, virginia. young was arrested. officials say he tried to send gift card codes to someone he believed was a member of isis but unknowingly he was sending them to an undercover agent. they say young traveled to libya twice to meet with rebels. if convict the, he face -- if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. today president obama will go to the pentagon. he will meet with his national security team about the fight against isis. the white house says the president wants to hear what's working and what is not working against isis, especially as the
u.s. military expands its mission against isis into libya. after meeting with military and national security advisors, president obama plans to hold a news conference to take questions. time is 7:41. airlines are making some exceptions. the strict rule some companies are bending when it comes to flights to zika infected areas. next, shocking allegations against u.s.a. gymnastics on the eve of the summer olympics. what one newspaper uncovered involving the sexual abuse of underaged gymnasts by coaches all over the country. good morning. we are seeing more and more areas of slowing around the bay area. we are going to tell you about the commute through the east bay, especially this slow ride here along highway 24 when we get back. lots of low clouds. some mist. drizzle being reported out there from santa rosa to south san francisco and it's a cooler forecast. we will show you how much. j?j?j7
welcome back to "mornings on 2: the 9". new this morning, stunning allegations against u.s.a. gymnastics on the eve of the summer olympic games in an exclusive investigative report published today, the main governing body behind the sport in the u.s. did little to investigate several claims of coaches around the country sexually abusing underaged gymnasts. records indicate the complaints were made against as many as 50 coaches. the star uncovered four cases where u.s.a. gymnastics received warnings about four coaches, did not report them to the police, and the coaches went on to abuse at least 14 underaged gymnasts.
the paper claims u.s.a. gymnastics routinely dismissed allegations as here say unless they came directly from a victim or a victim's parent. allegedly because they were worried about the damaging the reputation of the coaches in question. the star also reports that this approach may be illegal, since every state in the country has laws requiring people to report suspected sexual abuse of minors to the police. now, u.s.a. gymnastics issued a statement in response to that report. here it is. quote, addressing issues of sexual misconduct has been important to u.s.a. gymnastics for many years and the organization is committed to promoting a safe environment for the athletes. u.s.a. gymnastics has been proactive in helping to educate the gymnastics community over the years, and will continue to take every punitive action available within our jurisdiction and cooperate fully with law enforcement. time is 7:45. authorities investigating tuesday's bus crash in merced
county have revised the number of deaths. they are saying four people died. not five. officials blame that initial chaos for that wrong count. a team from the national transportation safety board has arrived out there. they are going to re-create the crash scene with a 3d laser scanner. they will also examine whether mechanical problems for environmental factors may have contributed to that crash. >> when it comes to the numbers, there is a lot of people involved. we got an initial report from one number that changed to another. i am glad to say it's four rather than five. i wish it was zero. >> now, we have learned the bus driver who was seriously hurt in that crash has been cited three times in recent years, including getting a ticket in 2015 for driving without a license. the bus was going from mexico to washington state. it made stops in los angeles and stockton. a san jose city councilman who lost his council seat by 12 votes refuses to give up. you see him on the left, he
lost to challenging lan diep. the "mercury news" reports nguyen filed a lawsuit saying he wants the entire election overturned because the number of total ballots in each recount was different. he wants to be declared the winner, or he wants a new election in november. time is 7:47. let's check our commute right now. alex, what's happening out there now? >> good morning to you. starting to see more and more slow traffic in a lot of the usual spots. i will take you outside first here to the east bay. i will show you highway 24 here. you see how jammed it is out of the walnut creek area. this is just west of the interchange with 680 and it's slow going through lafayette and a few other slow spots before you get to the caldecott tunnel this morning. now we'll go south to the san mateo bridge. there you go.
that's the ride headed westbound. once you get past the toll plaza kind of bogged down for part of the way across the span towards the peninsula. and i want to put up the maps here and show you a big picture look at the east bay commute. i will tell you that -- i was telling you a short time ago about a crash that was westbound interstate 80 near the cummings skyway. from what i can tell, the chp and the other emergency crews got that thing cleared out of the way. so we did not see much in the way of slowing from that. it sounded like a serious crash. good news is that crash no longer there. but you still have slow traffic westbound highway 4 all the way down through richmond and into berkeley. 7:48 is the too im. here is steve. it's going to be chilly, breezy? >> cold for some. yeah, chilly, breezy, windy for some certainly. thank you. we get a strong fog bank. in fact it's lifted way up compared to yesterday. so it's made a strong surge inland, and that's going to cool down areas that were in the 90s to near 100 yesterday.
chad says it's foggy at mount sutro in san francisco. socked in. happy thursday, steve. well, thank you. then jg fisher says in my garden near 51st and telegraph shirtless. this is in oakland. >> [ laughter ] >>micro drizzle but no moisture. thank you for that. you made me chuckle this morning. all right. low clouds and fog. plenty there. a really strong breeze, which is why we will cool off. you folks in livermore, which was toasty yesterday, 87 monday, 92 tuesday, 93 yesterday, dropping you 12 today to 81. would not be surprised if 79 checked in. there is a lot of low clouds. we will keep it the same on friday. santa rosa will drop from 83 to 75. very foggy. a lot of reports from santa rosa. thank you for that. santa rosa represents well, i have to admit. petaluma to santa rosa, roanoke park cooling off.
fairfield 92 to 79. 81 redwood city to 76. 86 in east san jose to 80 today. downtown san jose which was 82 yesterday, 77 today. that 82 is average this time of year. 59 low where you should be. 103 in 1998, the record high. a couple of lows dropping into the picture. onshore at oakland airport. that's the direction the wind is coming from. i mean, hold on, baby! hold on. hold on to the hairspray out there. when you get gusts of 40 at travis, saw gusts of 30 to 40 at the altamont pass. low clouds and fog making a rather pronounced presentation with a big fog bank. a couple little lows spinning in here and that's going to keep us on the cool side the next couple of days. this will include ukiah, clear lake and vacaville. 80s in lake county tomorrow.
60s, 70s and 80s pittsburg, antioch, brentwood, byron and out to oakley. a really strong wind along vasco road. and a lot of people travel that, by the way. cupertino 78. santa clara 78. 77 san jose. 71 san mateo. 77 in palo alto. 59 in daly city. a little sun there yesterday. that's a rarity. that's a rarity. friday a little cooler. level it off saturday. slightly warmer sunday and monday, but pretty nice. >> anybody else with that microdrizzle? >> yeah. i don't think they were shirtless. guess who is celebrating a special day? president obama. he turns 55 today. in 25 minutes, how you can help the president celebrate his last birthday in office. plus, dozens of empty storefronts. why business owners in san francisco's chinatown say the neighborhood is becoming a
7:54. people who live and work in san francisco's chinatown district say their community is changing, and in some sense is dying. they say it's becoming a ghost town after dark with more and more storefronts becoming vacant. one store owner says he is being forced out of business because his rent has gone up $2,000 a month in the last two years. other merchants say the types of businesses that used to draw people in are now the ones that
are closing. >> a lot of the big restaurants that drew so many people and especially the restaurants that would accommodate big banquets, that seems as if that's a thing of the past. >> real estate experts say it's tough to get businesses to open in chinatown because there are so many restrictions, including a ban on chain stores, and they say getting a business license could take a year or longer. a 94-year-old woman who was robbed and attacked in her own home should feel safer this morning. she received a new alarm system from bay alarm for free yesterday. this comes two months after an intruder stole her electronics and a rare coin given to her by president obama for being the oldest park ranger in the nation. she received a letter from the commander in chief himself when he sent her a replacement coin. >> said i was deeply saddened to hear everything you have
been through recently, and wanted to extend my warmest reguards. >> the original meant so much to her. she said having that letter from president obama himself makes that coin special. there is a $10,000 reward for information that lead to an arrest. imagine heading to lake tahoe to cool off and realizing you have to share the water with a family of bears. this video has been seen some 10 million times taken at pope beach last thursday. you see a mother bear and her two cubs. the bears didn't seem interested in the people, though the people were certainly watching the bears. in the end, nobody was hurt. wildlife experts remind us it is a good idea to stay away from bears anytime. >> that bear has no fear of people. so do not help wildlife.
do not feed wildlife. do not go take a selfie with the wildlife. it can be incredibly dangerous. >> wildlife experts say there are some 300 wildlife bears in lake tahoe area. it's becoming more and more common to see them as the bears search for food and water. the drought has dried up a number of the streams they depend on. rangers say if people see bears, they should remember though they may be cute, the bears are wild animals and people should stay away. coming up at 8, we continue to monitor the cold fire. bring in live pictures now of the flames which have spread now to napa county. up next, there is some good news though for people who have been forced out of their homes. plus, it's been nearly 50 years since anything has gone from the earth to the moon. coming up in 20 minutes, how one local company is working to change that. traffic around the bay area starting to pick up. we will show you some of the slow spots, especially here in the east bay that you will find. also tell you about another crash we are tracking on 880 when we get back.
are monitoring progress at the cold fire. you can see it now stands at 4700 acres. there is good news for residents in the area. we will update coming up. san francisco police continue to negotiate with a suspect who has barricaded himself in an apartment for 19 hours. police say he may suffer from a mental illness. more coming up.
>> this is ktvu "mornings on 2". good morning. thank you for joining us. welcome back to "mornings on 2", thursday, august 4th. i am dave clark in for mike mibach. >> i am gasia mikaelian. you can tell it's a little gray and cloudy out our back window. let's go to our meteorologist steve paulson who is talking about a change we are seeing in the weather. >> absolutely. a big change there, gasia and dave. in fact, speaking of, looking across the estuary towards alameda, maybe your furnace kicked in because there is some cool readings there. that fog bank has lifted. i mean, it was down on the deck for some yesterday. that's not the case today. we get a higher fog bank and it's making a strong surge inland, and with that some reports of drizzle, a little mist drizzle around santa rosa. oakland. alameda, south san francisco maybe where you live as well. jennifer says, brr, the furnace just kicked on in alameda. yeah, flannel! i would expect a lot of drizzle over the next couple days, nights and mornings, friday
night and saturday as well. that fog bank helps the firefighters as christien talked about. higher humidity. cooler temps. the wind is more westerly. that will push some of that smoke towards winters i would think or the sacramento valley and not towards lake barryessa or fairfield and vacaville. speaking of, fairfield, my goodness the wind has been roaring. west-southwest at oakland. 30, 33, gusts to 43 about an hour ago. even vacaville with a west- southwest wind. fog and low clouds will be with us for a couple of days at least. a couple of systems coming in to enhance that fog bank. a big drop. 10 to 15 degrees for some inland. 62 in san francisco. pacifica 59. alex, you have a couple of issues. things better now, or what? >> things are improving from what i can tell on the maps. we had some earlier crashes in the east bay, but those have been cleared and we are seeing the usual slowing. what you would expect. a live look at the bay bridge
toll plaza, i was looking at the maps, and this is not as bad as it normally could be here in the 8:00 hour. so that ride into san francisco is doing pretty good at this time, and once you get past the pay gates it looks pretty good. all right. here is the san mateo bridge, and you can see that is a pretty decent ride, too, across the span and over into the peninsula. just seeing a few pockets of slowing. as a matter of fact, pretty decent ride. here goes the maps and we will show you what we have on the peninsula. it is slow northbound 101 from about candlestick point up into the downtown area, and here in the south bay you're going to find some very slow traffic mainly the problem down there is going to be northbound 101 from about the 880 interchange north up into sunnyvale. 8:03 is the time. back to the desk. >> thank you. some people forced from their homes by the cold fire burning up near lake barryessa are getting some good news this morning. right now fire crews are allowing people who live in
golden bear estates to go back home. >> that's good news. ktvu's christien kafton, you have moved closer to the fire lines and we are hearing the firefighting planes may be back in the air soon? >> reporter: yeah, that's what we're hearing. we saw one of the air survey teams from calfire in the air a couple minutes ago. this is a look at the fire. we are hearing that they are going to get those air tankers and possibly helicopters up in the air in the next half hour or so. taking a look, you can see the fire has progressed another few hundred yards along lake barryessa here along the shores of lake barryessa. gusty winds fed that fire yesterday afternoon pushing it to char more than 4700 acres. steep, dry terrain is making it very tough for crews to try to get in and control this fire more effectively. >> the good news is i just got word this morning we will be repopulating the golden bear estates at 8:00 this morning. so i just spoke with the incident commander and they confirmed that. we are coordinating with law enforcement so the developments are actually happening right
now. we will plan on repopulating the golden bear estates at 8:00 this morning. a lot of good work has been done on that side of the fire. the focus now becomes on maintaining control on the northern perimeter and then working to control yesterday on the west side of the fire. >> reporter: you can see that the concern -- you hear that the concern there is slopover. they want to keep this fire contained to the northside of lake barryessa. the north side of high school 28. calfire is continuing the evacuation order for the canyon creek campground. yesterday we saw people still in that area. many saying that since it's being used as a staging area for calfire crews, they say they feel pretty safe right now. so to give you a sense on where we are, we are on high 128. the wind is moving exactly as steve said. you see that fire moving in that direction. that is the direction towards winters. so, yes, the firefighters are keeping a very close eye on the forecast for the day, trying to see if they are going to see those afternoon winds again
today, which could cause more spot firing, more slopping, as they call it, of the fire going over the line and going into areas they don't want it to go. right now they are content to have it burn in this area behind us because it is a sparsely populated area. no more homes in that area are threatened. what they don't want to do is cross lake barryessa. they don't want it to cross highway 128 into the more populated areas. so they are hoping that they get help from the weather today and that they don't see those strong winds like they saw yesterday which helped push that fire into areas they didn't want it to go. >> all right. christien kafton thank you. really just about anywhere in the bay area you can see smoke if the fires. public health officials are reminding everyone smoke can be a major health risk even if you are hundreds of mice away from the fire. medical experts warn that fine particles and wildfire smoke can aggravate heart and lung problems. they suggest people living mere active fires limit their exposure to smoke. 8:06. now the developing story in san francisco we have been
following for hours through the night. police have surrounded a man who has been holed up in a house on miramar avenue near holloway and ocean avenues since yesterday afternoon. ktvu's leigh martinez is there. there is new information about the suspect. what do you know now? >> reporter: well, just a few seconds ago the suspect came to the window and started shouting out at the police officers down below. we couldn't make out what he was saying, but police are saying that they believe the suspect suffers from mental illness. that is why they are giving him the time to surrender. trust me, it's a lot of time. it's been more than 18 hours. it started at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. police say the suspect is a man in his late 20s or 30s. he is a suspect in a robbery at a park. he allegedly took a victim's electronic device. the witnesses ended up following him back to this location on miramar avenue. police showed up and after speaking with the man's family members, they found out that the man may suffer from a mental illness. so that is why they are taking a slow approach to the
standoff. >> we were able to speak with family members who gave us more additional information based on his history, and we determined that person suffers from mental illness. we are using the time and distance. our negotiators have been working with this individual since yesterday afternoon. >> reporter: the negotiators have been communicating with him. he is not making any demands. but they have at this time, they have blocked off two blocks of miramar avenue for this man. they are saying that they believe he is alone, that he doesn't have any hostages, but they are not sure at this time if he has any weapons. that's why police don't want to barge in there not knowing what to expect on the other side of the door. when he comes out, it's likely he will face some robbery charges and he will also have to go through a mental evaluation. >> leigh martinez in san francisco. thanks for the update.
now, we are following some new developments this morning about that knife attack that occurred in london. now we know that a woman killed in that attack was an american. an american was also among five other people who were hurt. now, police are still at the scene this morning. this is russell square. an area in london popular with tourists. it's close to many landmarks in london. police captured the suspect. they say he is 19 years old and the attack appears to have been triggered by mental health problems. one man described what he saw at the scene of that attack. >> coming back from the cinema about quarter past 11 and as i approached the corner i encountered an heavily armed policeman. i looked down the street and there was wall-to-wall police, police vans and wagons. >> now, british authorities haven't told us much about the american woman killed in the knife attack. they only said she is in her 60s. a mountain view street is clear of parked vehicles as a new effort is getting underway
over concerns of people who live in their vehicles near a city park. the owners of motor homes, cars, vans and trucks were told to move from the street. some of those people say they feel like they are being targeted because of an increase in crime. we talked with a person who lives in his vehicle. he said police told them they wanted to street sweep. he says the people who live in their cars and motor homes aren't considered the run of the mill homeless. >> there must be 45 to 60 motor homes. they also have, like i said, women and children. they have people that go to work everyday. they have new trucks and new motor homes. >> signs posted along the street say there is know parking from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. we still haven't heard back from police on whether or not this is to be considered an official homeless sweep. several airlines now changing their refund policies when it comes to travel to areas affected by the zika
virus. the cdc is warning people don't travel to those infected areas. miami is now on that list after a dozen infections were reported in a nearby area. airlines like american, jetblue, southwest, and alaska airlines, they are issuing flexible flight plans. they are offering potential flight changes or refunds. however, some travelers say they are not ready to change their plans. >> i think if i already had plans to go to florida, i would just take more precautions, you know. wear bug spray. be safe. >> now, the dates vary on when travelers have to meet deadlines to make the changes without being hit with a penalty. travelers, you are advised to check with your individual carrier. the zika virus has been one of several concerns for some people heading to the summer olympics in rio. opening ceremonies of course come tomorrow. in addition to terror threats, crime and water quality at the olympics, that inspired our question of the day. >> if you got a free ticket to go to the olympic games in rio today, would you go despite all
of the various concerns? join the conversation on this. let us know what you think by post ago comment on our ktvu facebook page. you can also tweet us with the hashtag #ktvu. time is 8:12. boy, up close and personal. >> whoa! [ screaming ]. >> doesn't get much closer than that, i hope. in minutes where these tourists got this amazing and a little bit too close for comfort encounter with a massive whale. and up next the republican party tries to step in. how some lawmakers are hoping to redirect donald trump's campaign after his controversial feud with a family of a fallen soldier.
life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone. spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen and get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. welcome back to "mornings on 2". there are reports this morning of an intervention in the works by republican insiders trying to refocus donald trump's presidential campaign. now, reportedly rnc chairman reince priebus and newt gingrich, they are trying to persuade trump to focus on campaigning against hillary clinton. they are worried about trump's recent feud with the family of a muslim-american soldier and his refusal to endorse house speaker paul ryan in his primary next week. >> trump is still behaving like as though it was the primaries and there were 17 candidates. he has not made the transition to being the potential president of the united states,
which is a much tougher league. >> now, there is also a new fox news poll showing donald trump now trailing hillary clinton by 10 points. meanwhile, hillary clinton campaigned yesterday in colorado and she detailed her jobs plan, which she says includes the biggest investment in infrastructure since world war ii, and she says these days infrastructure is a lot more than bridges and roads. she says the nation's electric grid needs to be updated to distribute renewable energy around the country, and also making sure every community has broadband internet is also a new part of the new infrastructure. well, her father is the most powerful man in the world, but the younger daughter of president obama has a summer job in food service. just like so many other teens across the country. boston harold took this photo of 15-year-old sasha obama working at a seafood restaurant in martha's vineyard. wearing a company cap and shirt greeting customers at the take-
out window. although she has secret service agents watching her, she is trying to act as inconspicuous as possible. instead of sasha, she is going by her full name of natasha. in addition to celebrating her first job, president obama also celebrating his 55th birthday today. the organization that runs the official twitter page has been sending out tweets letting people know 44 is turning 55. you can take part in wishing president obama happy birthday by signing on and adding your name to a birthday card for the president. all right. let's check traffic now. get you moving this morning. highway 4, alex, how is it looking? >> it's actually improving from what we are seeing here. it was busy earlier on. now let me show you a live picture. if you are going to make that drive out of the antioch area westbound on highway 4 coming through baypointe right there it's actually moving along pretty good right now. from what i can tell on the maps, it's not too bad of a ride. now is a good time to do it.
let me take you to the south bay here and i'll show you high 101. coming up into the downtown san jose area you will encounter quite a bit of slow traffic. it's slow-and-go 101 northbound all the way up through sunnyvale at this time. now, on the maps you can see, if you are headed along eastshore freeway, it is slow going westbound on interstate 80 from richmond all the way down through berkeley and emeryville, although the backup at the toll plaza certainly not as bad as it could be for this time of the morning, and we -- oh, we showed you in the south bay. anyway, there you go. one more peek here at the big picture view from the maps at the traffic. slow traffic, but no accidents that we're showing down in the south bay at this time. 8:18 is the time. steve is here. >> yes. and the forecast is chillier? >> much cooler. thank you, alex. it is, indeed. a pretty big fog bank here
that's lifted. it burned off yesterday pretty quick. when it clears those hills and makes it out to the east bay, you get a decent breeze behind it, for some it's downright windy. a cooler pattern late into the weekend and probably next week. some good news i think for the firefighters. it's tough to get a fog bank all the way to yolo county. but at least the temperatures will be cooler and the humidity is up. that helps. there is more of a west- southwest breeze, which will push some of that fog to winters. morning fog. a cooler forecast today. low clouds. a cooler pattern friday into saturday. might bump up a little bit sunday into monday, but does not look like any heat for a while. that's for sure. temperatures yesterday were in the 80s or 90s. 83 santa rosa. not today. 75. 92 in fairfield. we will go 79. 81 redwood city. down to 76. 86 in east san jose. 80 today. downtown san jose, which was 82 yesterday, we are going 77. 50s, 60s on the coast. numerous reports of kind of a mist maybe, fine mist, maybe a
little drizzle for the north bay. parts of the coast. also on the bay. even over to oakland. so we have that in the forecast. i think even more so tonight and tomorrow. west-southwest 12. west at 9. that's pretty good. that's a roaring breeze. 28 to 36. gusts to 43. even vacaville with a sea breeze. 50s on the temps or low 60s. san jose 61. santa rosa 54. west-southwest, west, west- southwest, there is that gusty to 36. it is screaming out there with that delta wind. that's a wind. not a breeze. 66 reno. 48 truckee. 54 ukiah. sacramento has cooled off to 57. which is only one better than monterey. 75 with thunderstorms down towards las vegas. blythe 92. 59 flagstaff. that monsoon moisture is going bonkers, but right around las vegas into parts of california, but very little. and it's not really creeping up the sierra. if you are up there all right. no thunderstorms. it will be breezy to windy at types. a lot of low clouds and a cooler pattern as a series of
lows work down the west coast. 60s, 70s for many. 80s. 90s, even some areas that were near 100 cool off today. out to eastern solano and contra costa. a cooler pattern for everybody, including the santa clara valley. 60s, 70s on the peninsula. if you like it cool, you will like it into the weekend, guys. >> thank you. a mountain view company now has permission to make an incredible space journey. it's moon express. it's the first to get faa approval to launch a spacecraft that goes past the orbit of earth and they are planning to send a small robot lander to the moon next year to take pictures and video and send it back. eventually, the company's founder wants to set up mining operations and eventually take people to the moon. now, before moon express can actually launch anything, the faa has to check out and inspect that rocket. the last mission from the earth to the moon was apollo 17.
association leader raymond "shrimp boy" chow is set to be sentenced. he was found guilty in january of 162 organized crime charges. prosecutors say his organization was trafficking guns and drugs and he took over the group by ordering a hit on the then leader in 2006. the murder conviction carries mandatory life sentence. the hearing is set for 10:00 this morning in san francisco federal court. we will let you know what happens at noon. 200 drug offenders were granted shorter sentences by president obama yesterday. the white house says it's the largest batch of prisoners to have their sentences commuted on a single day in more than a century. the act included 67 prisoners serving life sentences, most of the offenders including a man from fairfield are serving time for non-violent drug crimes. in 2001, thomas ross was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing supplies used for making methamphetamine. well, in other news this morning, the u.s. women's soccer team is starting off good in rio.
they beat new zealand yesterday 2-0. the opening ceremonies at the olympic games is tomorrow. 554 athletes competing for the u.s. in the summer games are showing up. almost 100 of the american athletes flew from houston to rio yesterday, including those competing in track and field, badminton, and wrestling. new this morning, a big win. if you like baseball and several extreme sports, in rio the international olympic committee voted to add men's baseball and women's softball to the 2020 olympics in tokyo. other sports added for 2020 karate, sports climbing, surfing. even skateboarding. shocking accusations. next, the alleged cover-up by the u.s. gymnastics team regarding claims that sexual abuse of young gymnasts occurred and what the organization is saying about this. day two of a court workers' strike continues. we will talk about the impacts outside and inside the court
time is 8:29. if you live in the heart of the bay area and you are smelling smoke or seeing gray in the air, it may be coming from this. live pictures of the cold fire essentially on the fridges of the bay area. it has spread into the bay. in napa county specifically you cansiaktive orange flames at the bottom -- you can see active orange flames. we will talk about the air quality issues, what firefighters are facing and
what we here in the bay area might be breathing in. welcome back to "mornings on 2". i am gasia mikaelian. >> i am dave clark in for mike mibach. let's check your weather now. steve paulson in his office working on your forecast. >> working on a forecast that has a lot of drizzle, you guys. many reports coming in from san francisco. i know the panhandle around portola, probably sunset as well. a couple confirmations on that drizzle. there is going to be more in the forecast here. had some even up santa rosa to oakland and i know south san francisco. there is a big fog bank out there. now, that will help firefighters. the fog might help monterey firefighters better than, say, yolo county. it's tough to get that fog out that far. still, the higher humidity and cooler temps will be a big factor. san francisco 62 today. that's 5 below average. they are not go be close for the next couple of days. onshore wind for some. not necessarily a breeze, but a wind. you combine that with drizzle, and that's a cold morning. west at hayward. the key continues to be out to the delta where that breeze
says i'm setting up shop and going all the way out to the sacramento valley. 50s on the temps. low 60s. some temps inland will drop 10 to 15 degrees. a couple lows rotating in. really going to thicken up that fog and give us more drizzle heading into tonight, tomorrow, and even friday night, saturday. 50s, 60s coast and bay. 70s and lower 80s for many now inland. alex. 8:31. it gets busy. what do you have better? >> it comes in waves. you know what? right now we are looking pretty good here. we may have made it through the heart of the morning commute. let me take you out and show you the bay bridge toll plaza because folks making that drive into san francisco this morning from the east bay, they seem to be doing pretty good. as you head up to the toll plaza, you of course are going to have a backup, but it's nothing like it could be for this time of the morning. no problems on the bay bridge itself heading into the city. that's good news. now i will take you and show you a live look at the san mateo bridge and traffic slowing freely. westbound and eastbound, for that matter, across the span
and over towards the peninsula. so no problems there if you are taking the san mateo bridge. on the maps i'll show you the south bay commute, and we did have an earlier crash 880 northbound at bascom. that has been moved to the right-hand shoulder. the chp dealing with it. may cause you some residual slowdown. slow 101 northbound from about 880 up into sunnyvale. 8:32 is the time. dave, over to you. >> thank you. new this morning, some tun stunning allegations against u.s.a. gymnastics on the eve of the summer olympic games. in an exclusive investigative report, the indianapolis star is reporting the main governing body did little to investigate numerous claims of coaches around the country sexually abusing underaged gymnasts. records from the gymnastics group uncovered by the paper complaints were made against as many as 50 coaches.
they uncovered four cases where u.s.a. gymnastics received warnings about four coaches but didn't report them to police, and the coaches went on to abuse at least 14 underaged gymnasts. the paper complains that u.s.a. gymnastics routinely dismissed allegations as here say unless they came from a victim or a victim's parent allegedly because they were worried about damaging the reputations of the coaches in question. now, the star also roaches this approach may be illegal since every state in the nation has laws requiring people to report suspected sexual abuse of minors to the police. u.s.a. gymnastics issued a statement in response to that report. quote, addressing issues of sexual misconduct has been important to u.s.a. gymnastics for many years, and the organization is committed to promoting a safe environment for the athletes. u.s.a. gymnastics has been proactive in helping to educate the gymnastics community over the years, and will continue to take every punitive action
available within our jurisdiction and cooperate fully with law enforcement. this is day two of a strike by santa clara county court workers who want a pay increase. hundreds of workers walked off the job at courthouses across the county yesterday as we showed you live on "mornings on 2". ktvu's brian flores live outside the superior court house in san jose where today, brian, looks a lot like yesterday. >> reporter: yeah. we are expecting the same thing like we saw yesterday. you're right. what we mean is you will see hundreds of picketers like you see outside as we speak. and if you have court business within the claire county court system, whether it be jury duty or paperwork, expect delays. now, 330 employees ranging from janitors to clerks and processors walked off the job yesterday. they say they are short staffed and it's been eight years since they had a raise. never rejecting the court's offer for a 5.5% raise in a two- year deal. earlier here on "mornings on 2" we spoke with the president of the union heading this picket.
she was very coned on -- candid about how it's affecting her. >> i am living with my mom right now. i am 55 years old. in a sense, it's kind of embarrassing. over the past eight years it's been tough. especially living here in this area. it's so expensive. and a lot of our members are hurting. >> reporter: now, for the general public, if you have business with the court, expect long wait times and lines. all court divisions are hearing cases on a limited basis. jury selection is continuing as well. if you have a jury summons continue business as usual until you are excused from the court. certain clerks offices are closed today. the criminal clerks office in morgan hill and palo alto and the traffic clerks office in santa clara. in terms of negotiations and when the two sides are getting together, we haven't heard when
that is going to take place. the sticking point is not having a raise in that second year. again we understand there are three offers on the table at least from the courts. again no word on when both sides are going to get back together on negotiations. >> right. brian, given that, this could be the scene we see tomorrow morning as well? >> reporter: exactly right. i mean, we could be seeing this tomorrow, the coming weeks. it's going to take both sides to get back to the table in terms of negotiations. from what we're hearing and what we're understanding, it doesn't appear that's going to be happening anytime soon. as you can see from this scene here, if you have court business with the santa clara county court system, we can't sugarcoat that enough. expect long delays. a young girl is suffering from what could be from life- threatening injuries after being hit by a car. >> police say it happened at 2 p.m. at a crosswalk off skyline
boulevard. police say the girl is 12 or 13 years old. the black bmw station wagon that hit her was still at the scene hours after the collision. police say the driver remained and is cooperating with investigators. that driver has not been cited. some residents we talked with say they avoid crossing in that intersection because of the heavy traffic that's just outside a shopping mall. >> it's so horrible. there is somebody hit in the street like that. >> there is no safeguard for the pedestrians. so it's not really safe. >> we did talk with daly city police by they didn't have accident statistics for us from that intersection readily available. it is a 25-mile-per-hour joan, but neighbors say many cars go faster and it is hard to see pedestrians because it is often foggy. the driver that went off a cliff yesterday morning killing one person turned himself into police. 29-year-old alex eduardo antunez garcia was arrested and
booked on suspicious. hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. he was driving on highway 9 near saratoga yesterday when his car went off a road, hit a tree. 18-year-old stephanie cabrera montez was killed. another passenger in the back seat, a pregnant 15-year-old girl, is in critical condition. a san jose city councilman who lost his council seat by 12 votes is not giving up. councilman maughan nguyen lost to lan diep. he lost two recounts afterwards. the "mercury news" reports he has now filed a lawsuit saying he wants the enfire election everyturned. he wants to be declared the winner or a new election in november. there is a tentative agreement between the union representing thousands of janitors who work in san francisco and the companies
they work for. the janitors have been holding demonstrations during the last week of contract talks. the "san francisco chronicle" says more than a thousand onterse were waiting outside city hall last night when they got the word that a new agreement had been reached. the proposed deal does not increase medical contributions from workers and employees will also get pay raises. janitors are due to vote on that tentative contract agreement either today or tomorrow. we know how the late start to the crab season affected the catch. the state reports the preliminary crab catch for the season was just two-thirds what we'd see in a normal year. the numbers show people were paying less for crab they did buy. the dungeness crab season usually starts in november. it opened in spring of this year after inspections showed a high level of toxins. crab fishermen say they are hoping they will be able to start fishing this year in time for people to have crab for the holiday season. i have to show you something. this is an incredible video posted on our instagram page of
tourists on a whale watching excursion who got quite a show. >> take a look at what happened during a whale watching trip in quebec, canada. that whale almost collides with the boat. you can hear the passengers oohing and ahhing. they describe the experience as magic and say it was unforgettable. we would love to see your best shots topping this one. >> how do you top that? >> i don't know that you can. please do try. we hope you share them with us on instagram and use our tvu. >> think of us when you take something really good. all right. closing the gap. coming up in about ten minutes, what apple is doing to help bring more equality to its employees. and keeping an eye on the commute around the bay area. still some pockets of slowing, including this ride along eastshore freeway. we will tell you about the ride through the south bay when we come back. a lot of fog.
he is believed to have killed seven people and wounded two others. last month investigators released this sketch of a possible suspect in the cases that date back to mid march. in the latest attack on june 11 the gunman fired shots at a vehicle with a man and child inside. no one was hurt but police believe the gunman has used two vehicles to carry out the attacks. the fbi is offering a $50,000 reward in this case. a man wanted in the deadly shooting in austin, texas of a bay area woman has been arrested. endicott mccray was captured yesterday. he is facing a murder charge. a woman was shot sunday morning leaving a doughnut shop with her wife. arrest documents say mccray was trying to shoot his brother-in- law at the time. an unpleasant sight last week. thousands of dead fish were
found floating in the water. water samples are being tested after blue green algae was seen spreading over the lake. so far the die-off seems to be a natural phenomenon due to extreme water temperatures. experts say warmer water increases the algae bloom which gives less oxygen to the fish. let's check the commute right now. alex savidge, you are keeping an eye on the south bay, right? >> i sure am. good morning. we do have some areas of slowing, and i will take you first and show you a live look from one of our cameras that is right near the 280/880 interchange. heavy traffic 880 northbound just north of the interchange with 280 heading up into the downtown san jose area. so keep that in mind as you head out the door. now let me take you here to the eastshore freeway. if you are going to be traveling through berkeley and emeryville on the east shore things are moving along okay, but as you can see pretty heavy traffic in many spots getting up towards the maze and the
toll plaza. now on the maps let me show you the ride up the peninsula on 101. it's going to be slow going coming up into downtown san francisco. and also in the east bay, you can see that 880 northbound is slow from about high street or so coming up into downtown oakland. 8:46 in the morning. boy, the weather much different than yesterday. i had a chance to step outside a short time ago. it's cool. it's very cool, that's correct. big change from yesterday. now, the coast didn't change that much yesterday. they had the fog. it was down on the ground. today it's lifted. many, many reports of drizzle from santa rosa to oakland and south san francisco and many in san francisco proper. that's a big fog bank over the estuary there. that's going to play into a cooler forecast for the inland areas. the big drop though will be for those inland, which were in the 90s yesterday. i think today it's 70s and also 80s. speaking of some of that drizzle and many of the neighborhoods in san francisco,
i know out towards the panhandle there has been some reports of drizzle. greg, i hope that's right, definitely getting a little drizzle over here in the portola as well. i mean, the reports coming in, i was like, boom, boom, boom, five or six of them came in. i don't think the fog per se, low cloud deck, might reach yolo county tomorrow. cooler tempts. it will not be as hot. that will help the firefighters for the cold fire. the cold fire in monterey, yes, that might be a bigger issue there. that could definitely spread in some low clouds. a figure fog bank is making an appearance and that's going to carry into the weekend for sure. probably the bottom will be on friday, but many reports of drizzle today. there will be a lot more tonight and tomorrow. that breeze means kammer temps even out to -- cooler temps to livermore. 93 warm hot degrees yesterday. today 81 to 80. a west wind behind that. would not be surprised with a 79-degree reading. east san jose drops.
fairfield from 92 to 79. and 83 yesterday in san jose. today 75. a lot of reports of drizzle in santa rosa. water temps steady. 54 to 57. i expect these to come down a couple degrees, especially bodega bay in the next couple of days. west-southwest or west. gusts to 43. that's crazy. even vacaville with a west at 10. that's a pretty good breeze in the delta. concord 58. fairfield only 55. napa airport a westerly breeze as well. southern california might deal with a bit of monsoon moisture. las vegas has definitely dealt with some. some big boomers there. some of that monsoon wraps back into the southern sierra and a few high clouds. tahoe, truckee, except for the afternoon clouds, this will not bring those in there. this is a cooler pattern for us. that means some 60s, 50s by the
coast. cold for some. some people said the furnace is on in alameda. i understand. out of the 90s for many. 60s, 70s for most locations now. same for the south bay, santa clara valley, a couple of 80s. over the next couple of days, if you like it cool, you will love probably today all the way into saturday. dave and gasia. >> all right. thank you. facebook has taken a step to expand beyond being the world's largest social network. it launched an area set aside to test high-tech gadgets and hardware. facebook says it's engineers have been asking for a place to experiment and create new products. >> it is very keen to be able to turn things around more quickly. we have a hacking culture here at facebook where we like to really let the engineers create things on their own. by having this prototyping capability here, we can now do that right here. >> facebook workers have
nicknamed the lab area 404. a twist on the error 404 message we receive. well, now we know jackson park in chicago will be the home of the obama presidential library. the president started in politics in chicago as a community organizers there. he went on to an illinois state senator, then a u.s. senator before being elected president in 2008. now, jackson park beat out chicago's washington park for that presidential library. the obama foundation expects the design process to take 12 to 18 months and then the presidential library is due to open in 2020 or 2021. dave, you and so many other golfers may need to find a new brand of gear. the move by nike that some golfers might find shocking. ♪ae
8:52 now. more americans applied for unemployment insurance last week, but the number is still close to historic lows. the labor department says 268,000 people filed for first- time jobless benefits. that's up 3,000 from the week before. economists say the pace of economic growth and hiring slowed in the first half of this year, but companies are holding off on job cuts. tomorrow the government will release its employment report for july. many experts are forecasting the unemployment rate will drop to 4.8%. well, gasia, tesla motors had lower than expected earnings for the second quarter. the palo alto-based company said it lost almost $300 million, but made progress in its production capabilities. it's the 13th straight quarterly loss for tesla. the company blames higher spending at its vehicle and battery factories. the results come as tesla is ramping up production of the model x suv. they are making plans for the model 3 sedan.
the trump taj ma hall is shut doing un. they broke the news yesterday, blaming the strikers. it will be the city's fifth casino to close since 2014. well, one tech giant says it has closed the gap between male and female employees. i am talking about apple. they released their annual report on inclusion and diversity and says every employee earns equal pay for equal work. it's 68% male. 32% female. that's up one percentage point from last year when 31% female. apple's new hires from june of 2015 to june of this year are more diverse than the current employees. well, nike, the most valuable sports brand in the world, is making what some are calling a shocking business decision. it's getting out of the golf equipment business. believe it or not, the sports
equipment and apparel giant says it will no longer sell golf balls, golf clubs, or bags. instead, it will focus more on golf footwear and closing. the sales of nike golf equipment has gone down a lot. nike has a star-studded roster of golfers, including the guy right there, tiger woods. rory mcilroy and michelle wie, all of them have lines of nike golf clothing. an outpouring of love and support for the 94-year-old park ranger who was the victim of a home invasion robbery in richmond. up next the letter that became especially meaningful for betty soskin. life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone. spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen and get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event.
life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone. spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen and get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. the firefighter was killed by battling a fire that erupted after an emirates airline plane crash landed in dubai. the boeing 777 was carrying 300 passengers and crew members from india when the pilot announced he needed to make an emergency landing because of a problem with the landing gear.
everyone on board got out safely after the crash landing. today the airport is operating with one runway and there are several delays and cancellations. the death toll from tuesday's deadly tour bus crash in merced county has changed. authorities say four people were killed instead of five. officials blame the initial chaos for the inaccurate count. meantime, a team from the national transportation safety board has arrived. they will re-create the crash scene with a 3d laser scanner. >> there is a lot of statements. there is a lot of information to go through. it's going to take months to get to the bottom of everything. >> we have learned that the bus driver who was seriously hurt in the crash has been cited three times in recent years, including a ticket in 2015 for driving without a license. the bus was traveling from mexico to washington state with stops in los angeles and stockton. a 94-year-old richmond woman who was robbed and attacked in her own home should feel safer this morning because betty soskin received a new alarm system from bay alarm for
free yesterday. this comes two months after an intruder stole her electronics and a rare coin that was given to her by president obama for being the oldest park ranger in the nation. since then she has received letters of support from all over the country. even received a letter from the president himself when he sent her this replacement coin. >> said i was deeply saddened to hear everything you have been through recently and wanted to extend my warmest regards and send you a new coin. >> at first she didn't want a replacement coin because the original meant so much to her. police also announced a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. well, tens of thousands of people will make their way to san francisco's golden gate park this weekend for the annual outside lands music festival. it's a three-day event. it kicks off tomorrow. it will feature 80 musical acts including radiohead, lionel richie, jay cole, warren g and the bay area's own e40 added to the line-up. if you are going, keep us in
mind. public transit will be your best friend. 4600 acres and growing. we're live near napa county where a large fire continues to burn. plus, how volunteers are helping with the fight. and teaching young people computer science. we're talking about a volunteer and a seventh grade student about a new program designed to give students a chance at a high-tech career. plus, the summer olympics officially kick off tomorrow. ktvu's scott reiss takes a look at some of the bay area athletes who will be competing for multiple countries into rio. [ music playing ]. nothing wrong with katy perry on a thursday morning. she is talking about green grass and sunshine. out our back window through the bar we are seeing clouds. we are seeing a little bit of drizzle. a cooling trend for sure. i picked this
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