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this is "ktvu fox 2 news at noon". >> 7:00 this thursday morning the first day of february i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning i'm dave clark. we have a major traffic alert for bart riders. >> we have been following this story since 4:00. bart experiencing systemwide delays with a maintenance vehicle derailing near the south hayward bart station causing problems. especially on the fremont and warm springs line. let's go live to alex savidge from the fremont station with a look at what this is doing to riders on the line.>> reporter: is a tough morning so far for the riders. at last check 10 to 15 minute delays along the fremont warm springs line because trains are
having to slow down and singletrack past the scene of this derailment further north near south hayward but certainly it has been frustrating for a lot of riders.>> that was the station announcement that was played at the fremont station this morning letting the commuters know about major delays on bart. all of this caused by a maintenance truck that derailed on the tracks just south of the south hayward station at about three deck 20 in the morning. these trucks are designed to drive along the tracks and crews on board do repair work. the accident caused damage to the electric third rail and crews are having to repair the third rail and they are also working to get the truck cleared from the tracks. in the meantime bart riders are running late.
>> my boss was really nice about it. she understands because she rides bart. i might not get there on time depending on the delays. >> i am supposed to be a juror in san francisco at 8:00. if i am not a there i am a little bit worried. they might be coming for me.>> reporter: it is unclear why this maintenance truck derailed overnight but clearing it from the tracks and repairing the damaged rail is not going to be easy. a spokeswoman for bart says it is not a quick fix so this could be an issue throughout the commute. we are waiting for more details on how long the repair work might take but again, at last check the delay is running between 10 and 15 minutes along fremont warm springs and we should point out normally trains are traveling from richmond down to fremont and warm springs but this morning
the trains are headed southbound and stopping at the bay fair station. that is just a heads up for commuters in southbound directions near fremont. >> thank you very much alex. so delays are also affecting passengers going nowhere near the fremont station so the delays on the fremont richmond line with minor delays filtering through the entire system. i want to go to the freeways to see if more people have started taking cars instead. it is hard to tell on interstate 880 it is slow, but that is a normal everyday occurrence. we are looking at traffic on highway 4 which is typically slow coming up and over willow pass. 680 from concord to walnut creek is moderately heavy. a live look at 880 in oakland traffic is looking normal headed over to the crowded a bridge with a 15 to 20 minute delay.
let's talk about the weather with steve paulson. >> hour weather is pretty quiet but some of you headed out to minneapolis at the airport i would bundle up it is brutally cold there. look at the wind chill temperature in chicago. this was the last 12 hours and also omaha. the cold air plunge is all the way into oklahoma, texas and the deep south so this is very cold air. it is very warm for us though with 60s and 70s on the temperatures. i have seen some outlooks on the seven day and some 70 degrees or higher. 68 today with a low of 54, 73 was the record and we could be looking at record highs between now and the end of the weekend. we have high clouds holding up the lows but it is more of a morning event because clearing is taking place to the northwest. partly sunny this afternoon with a easterly breeze coming
out of the oakland berkeley hills and that will translate to the coast which is making for rather warm temperatures. even around the bay we are in the 50s. alameda 54 at last check, berkeley lab 57, 53 in the city. higher clouds will be with us for the morning and by the afternoon they will be gone. 60s and 70s for the temperatures. palo alto high school is reportedly painting over a mural after james franco made it at the school. this follows allegations of sexual misconduct. the high school student newspaper reports the school principal has ordered workers to paint over the mural on the student center. five women have accused franco of sexual misconduct. there are other paintings by franco inside of the high school media arts center. the principal says she made the decision because it is most
miserable -- visible to the outside community. youth soccer coach in the south bay has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his players. 27-year-old marcial gonzalez jr. was arrested wednesday at his mother's home in morgan hill. authorities say the assault happened two years ago but the victim and her parents just came forward. gonzalez coached at oak grove high school in san jose, live oak high school in morgan hill, south valley middle school in gilroy and the sentinel soccer club. the girls varsity soccer coach was surprised to hear the news. >> when you hear about that, it brings it home. he is from morgan hill so you know, it is disturbing and this seems to be a lot of that going on and coming up. >> administrators from east side district issued a statement
that reads none of its students are involved. the district says we are shocked and deeply disturbed this could happen. mr. gonzalez has been relieved of his position. police are checking into whether or not there are more victims. police in fremont say that they broke up an international crime ring. eight people were charged in connection with the theft of 2000 laptops, tablets and cell phones. the suspects have been accused of breaking into cars all over the bay area to steal the items which were being sold on the black market in vietnam. in december they saw a shipping container at a san jose storage facility filled with 900 stolen devices. >> we believe it is about $2 million. mainly laptops but we also had tablets and cell phones. >> fremont police say that the investigation began last year when they noticed an increase in car burglaries in the city.
now they are trying to return the recovered stolen items back to the owners. the future of an elementary school in alameda is in doubt. over the expense to protect it from an earthquake. the bay area news group reports seismic upgrades for the elementary school would total $34 million and the alameda district does not have the money. is looking into ways to fund the upgrade or replace the school. the elementary has been closed since june over structural concerns in the event of an earthquake. democratic candidates running for mayor laid out their plans for the city and address the key issues of affordable housing and homelessness last night. we take a closer look. >> handshakes and campaign signs filled the town square with the
san francisco mayor race in high gear residents have clear concerns. >> it is ridiculous how much we have to pay and the people who cannot live here over the housing. >> housing and schools go together. >> the five democratic candidates for mayor took turns campaigning and answering questions from a longtime political family in san francisco. >> the homeless situation is absolutely unacceptable and any civilized society, especially in a rich society. >> and another native daughter, london breed. >> we have to build more housing. we have serious issues around public safety and car break- ins. >> candidates tackled the tech boom and housing crisis. supervisor jane kim. >> i believe in development and building. we must intentionally ensure
that a percentage of it is set aside for the working class residents. >> mark leno says that his campaign is for change. >> i intend to shake things up because are crises of affordability, housing, and accessibility and homelessness are out of control.>> community housing advocates say they have been fighting for fair housing. >> do you know what affordable housing is? 30% of your income. so many people are paying more. >> these battles are critical. >> a well informed public will do a better job of voting. >> the candidates will appear at another forum this saturday at 4:00 pm at the main public library. from san francisco, ktvu fox 2 news.
london breed says she has raised $24,000 since announcing her campaign for mayor. she says the money is from 1000 individual donors and 60% of the donations came from people in the city. coming up next. >> the white house could decide today to release this mysterious classified memo about the fbi. i'm doug luzader in washington with more on the implications coming up. we do have people on the roads right now at the peak of the morning commute as we take a live look at highway 24 westbound. it is a little crowded on the way to lafayette.
>> republicans are pitted against the fbi. now president trump has a decision to make. doug luzader from washington. >> this memo is the subject of a bureaucratic tug-of-war. the white house as a deadline, the president will have to decide if we should see with this memo says that has caused anxiety around here. >> it is in the hands of the white house, a mysterious memo from congress detailing fbi abuses in the russia investigation. chief of staff john kelly says lawyers are looking into it. >> they are slicing and dicing so we know what it means. i did see it and it will be released quickly i think. >> republicans who have seen the memo say that it is alarming. the fbi stance is clear. we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo accuracy. democrats say the memo has
changed before it was sent to the white house. there are two schools of thought either the fbi is trying to protect itself because the allegations are explosive or the bureau has legitimate concerns. >> you need to take what they have said seriously, not to say the memo can't be released or it couldn't be released and modified. >> at this point what is the other option? will be pretend it has not happened? >> important to consider if the memo is not released it may fuel conspiracy theories. and washington doug luzader, fox news. new information on a deadly crash in virginia involving a train carrying members of congress. the person killed is 28-year- old christopher foley. the train was taking republican lawmakers from washington dc to a retreat in west virginia when the train slammed into a dump
truck at a train crossing. transportation officials are looking into the cause of the crash. president trump will be speaking at the retreat later today. sal is right over there. your hands have been full all morning with the bart problems. >> that is right, the problem is causing issues primarily for the fremont warm springs line. i will show you on the map where the derailment occurred of the maintenance vehicle this morning. it happened near the south hayward station but between that and union city. a maintenance vehicle derailed between the stations at 3:20 this morning and it is causing delays on the line, but some trains from richmond are not going the entire way. some are only going as far as the bay fair station and then turning around causing delays. the pittsburgh bay pointe line has minor delays but those
trains are still moving. remember all trains are moving there just single tracking. it is not clear if more people are on the roads. looking at hayward, union city and fremont i can see that it is slow like normal headed south and we are looking at highway 4 and 680 but they look okay. let's go to interstate 880 in oakland where traffic is moving along pretty well. northbound on the right, southbound on the left and at the bay bridge toll plaza we have 25 minutes on the delay except for the carpool lanes. we want to mention the south bay. it is getting a little slower but today it is better than yesterday when we had those issues and this is a live look at interstate 280. caltrain is on the time by the way. this is a live look at the train. some of you at the airport, i realize many of you aren't but if you are headed to the
super bowl it is very cold back in minnesota. you can watch the plunge of the cold air going by minneapolis with 24 below, chicago at six below. omaha down to format below and it is down into texas and the deep south. back home it was pretty warm yesterday and will stay warm with carmel valley 76, 71 santa cruz, livermore 70, concord airport 70. san jose could be a banner day. they will be flirting with a record high. my forecasted high is 71 and the record is 72 in 1982. the average is 60 and 43 for the low. the last rain was january 25 and it has been dry since and it will stay like that at least until the 11th or up to the 14th and only a hint that maybe some rain could come around the
15th. half of this month will be very dry. statewide as well. we have a lot of cloud coverage streaming overhead but that is it. other than that that is holding up the lows. there is enough pressure aloft and at the surface to give us the easterly breeze with near 60 temperatures. 59 at the oakland zoo, 57 in the east bay hills. a beautiful sunrise for sure with a lot of that direction of the easterly breeze making it to the coast and there will be some really warm temperatures around santa cruz but to the north cloverdale 50, 40 in winter, these are 5 to 10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. 49 santa cruz already, mid-70s for the highs. 40 in gilroy, cupertino 43. 20s and 30s in tahoe, truckee and renal. 47 monterey so we are stable
and quiet with high-pressure sticking around. high clouds but warm otherwise a lot of sunshine and will be dry with record highs on the way over the next 3 to 5 days at least. temperatures are really well above average. if anything we could warm up more by the weekend. >> 75 inland, thank you. more people are deciding to log off. and -- in a moment why people are spending less time on facebook.
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let's take a quick peek at stocks, not much movement early on. the markets are flat, dow jones losing 16 points. pandora is laying off 5% of the workforce, the music company says it will help save $45 million per year and they come as pandora has struggled to compete against spotify, apple music and other rivals. we do not know how many will be laid off but at last report there were 2500 employees in 2016. according to the chronicle the company plans to expand its offices in atlanta because it is cheaper to operate there. when it comes to giving parents more time to bond with their babies a survey says tech companies offer some of the best parental benefits. parental leave was compared on several tech companies. netflix had the longest paid family leave out of all the
companies. netflix gives new parents one year of paid leave after having or adopting a baby. airbnb were also on the list for offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave. some tech companies like snap offered to help pay for infertility treatments. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg says users are not using facebook as much lately. facebook and its earnings report showed a 5% drop in daily use. mark zuckerberg says this happened after facebook changed a number of viral videos that you see in the new speed but he says he is not worried about the drop and thinks the changes are good in the long run. oakland mayor libby schaaf and san jose's mayor will kick off the start of free tax preparation for low to moderate income families. this is the 16th year of the program operated by the nonprofit united way.
the program features irs certified volunteer tax preparers in 200 centers around the bay area. they will help individuals and families who earn less than $54,000 per year. libby schaaf will be at the oakland unity council. sam liccardo will be at the sacred heart community service. a new study finds standing at your desk can help you slim down by seven pounds per year. standing at your desk reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke as well. you will burn an extra 50 calories per day by standing on your feet for a few more hours. choose the feet not the seat. the study finds the effects were more noticed in men. however, the effective weight loss only worked if your calorie intake doesn't increase. >> you had to add that in. >> yes i did.
we have a couple of those bowls of candy in the newsroom. the flu season is still getting worse around here. if you are thinking about getting a flu shot it might not be easy to find but up next, the reason why some residents say that the flu shot is hard for them to find. thousands of marijuana convictions in san francisco going back to the 1970s will be thrown out. what prompted the district attorney to make the change? good morning, we have delays on bart but the rest of the traffic commute is not too bad. this is a look at highway 24 which looks good driving over to the tunnel. low temperatures are up to to 10 degrees compared to yesterday at this time. making for a beautiful sunrise with those partly cloudy skies. legend has it, the first voyagers arrived on canoes,
sailing the seas day and night. they knew where they were going, by watching the clouds move in the sky or the way their boats rocked. that's how the waves and stars would speak to them. guide them. sometimes, you can find your way in the world, by getting lost in it. let your legend begin at aulani, a one-of-a-kind disney resort in hawaii a developing story since 4:00. this is about the delay on the bart south fremont line. the red arrow to the bottom right shows where a maintenance vehicle derailed near the south hayward station. the vehicle damaged the track and crews have spent the morning trying to fix the
problem. officials estimate repairs could be completed within the next 30 minutes. bart has been single tracking trains along these lines. there are 15 to 20 minute delays traveling between hayward and union city. all stations are open, ac transit is helping shuttle riders. a busy thursday i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning i'm dave clark. let's take a look at your thursday weather. >> february 1 weather a lot like yesterday. we are warm with higher clouds making for a beautiful sunrise and the low temperatures are up. look at the formation of a little bit of fog i have seen low temperatures that are 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. certainly we are not pulling off much, carmel valley 76, 71 santa cruz and 70 livermore and santa rosa. today we will be very dry for a
while. the last rain was january 25 and we are not looking at anything until the 14th. there are some hints around the 15th of some precipitation. there are higher clouds but again we have clearing taking place to the north so we will have a mostly sunny afternoon. we have an offshore breeze at 59 above the caldecott with the northwest breeze of 15. 53 in the city, san jose 53. san jose will be in record setting territory. 40s from pleasanton to concord and 50s for some, 52 martinez, 50 elsa brontk and el cerrito. except for the higher clouds we are set for a sunny warm day. we have a few areas of fog but overall 60s and 70s. all right sal how is the bart issue?
>> i just got off the phone with dispatchers and they say the delays are for fremont warm springs but it should be cleared shortly. the other lines are running on time. pittsburgh bay point should not be affected much at all. let's talk about the cars on the road. i want to mention traffic will be taking 43 minutes to drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze coming around the corner to the bay bridge you can see how slow it is. if you start the timer at the maize you can add 20 minutes before you get to the bridge. the metering lights are cycling at normal speed. san mateo bridge traffic looks okay driving to the high-rise we have some slow traffic on highway 4. on the freeway slow from hayward to fremont but it is looking a little more crowded today because of the bart situation or because of some earlier problems. let's get back to the desk.
the san francisco district attorney will be dismissing misdemeanor marijuana cases dating back to 1975. >> people affected will not have to petition. allie rasmus in san francisco explaining why the district attorney is making this move. >> the district attorney george gascon explain many of the marijuana related misdemeanor crimes people were convicted of are no longer crimes today so it only makes sense to have the records cleared. this could impact 3000 people. there are 3000 misdemeanor related convictions that will be dismissed. these were made before the state cannabis laws changed. the office will review 4900 more felony convictions related to marijuana and consider reducing those two misdemeanors although they will be considered and evaluated case-by-case. some of the convictions go back
to 1975. there is a criminal conviction for the misdemeanor crimes that could haunt people for the rest of their lives preventing them from getting jobs. george gascon was joined by supervisors and community leaders when he made the announcement and some of those leaders plotted the move. >> i feel that this is a giant step toward justice. it is a strive toward setting black people free. >> the process will take no hearings. people will not have to hire attorneys. they will not have to come to court. we believe it is the right thing to do. >> reporter: california voters approved proposition 64 in november 2016 legalizing the purchase and possession of pot
and it prevented -- allowed people to have records expunged but going through the legal process can become located and costly. not many people have gone through those steps so that is why it was important to be proactive about this and take it upon themselves to dismiss those misdemeanor convictions. back to you guys. >> question of the day, how do you think your local da should handle criminal records of people with marijuana related convictions? 51% of you say expunged misdemeanors, 25% say to expunge misdemeanors and felonies and 24% say don't get involved. frank mallicoat is live from the coffee shop in lafayette. >> it is cold in the east bay. 44 degrees in lafayette so we are bundled up. i have richie with me a real estate agent from pleasant
hills. good to have you with us. tell us, what the da did, basically expunging the records of nearly 3000 misdemeanor pot offenses. what you think? >> i was pretty impressed with the idea. nonviolent crimes like that that are really wasting resources in many ways, i think it is incredible. >> it also gives people of color , there is a large community of black and latino's that may have had these offenses, now they have a clean slate and can go out and get a job. >> when you consider this in the big scheme, the fact they are there or their record was damaged over something so minor, to me it is common sense. i used to think about it. i am 60 and when i used to hear
these things on the news i would say why? there are so many other things to focus on. >> the jails are filled with petty crimes. >> absolutely. when they are nonviolent and they were not against anybody else, i feel like we need to take a second look. >> the nonviolent part, i guess some misdemeanors expunged, he will be looking into felonies upon further review. certainly people who were violent will not get out. >> we were thinking what could be a felony and i guess maybe the use of a weapon. sometimes the felony could be the amount of money or the size of the crime but again nonviolent. >> reporter: let's make you the da of contra costa. what would you do? >> i would call him up and say you are a genius i'm going to do with. if somebody else comes up with a great idea, why wouldn't you
look into it?>> reporter: thank you for your time. >> the green juice here is amazing. >> reporter: we want to thank richie and the folks in lafayette. if you are at home in the east bay, come down and join the conversation. join on twitter and facebook as well. federal authorities say that ice agents will no longer make immigration sweeps of courthouses. the policy statement released yesterday says ice will not make civil immigration arrests inside of courthouses. agents can go to courthouses to arrest immigrants wanted for crimes but others encountered in the courthouse like the families and friends of the imprint would not be taken into custody. the chief justice in california complained about immigration sweeps and sent a letter to ice saying that agents should stop stalking courthouses and calls
there's a good start. some bay area pharmacies are running out of flu shots. many cvs pharmacies have run out of the vaccine for people under 65. you can still find the vaccine at safeway and walgreens. one bay area dr. was not surprised some of the chain stores ran out. >> i don't think anyone expected to see such a crush for later in the season demand for the flu vaccine. most people are getting them in october, november and december. >> the center for disease control says there is plenty of vaccine available but you may have to call around to find it. one-on-one with the san francisco new interim mayor. at 8:00 mike mibach sits down with mark farrell. they will discuss the series of events that led to farrell taking office.
but first, preventing suicide, the goal of a new movie made by a north bay filmmaker. if you are hitting the road soon, things are beginning to get a little bit better on westbound 24 and some of the other east bay freeways. even with high clouds we have a warm pattern for the west but that is not the case in minneapolis for the super bowl. i would bundle up big time. look at the wind chill, feeling like 24 below.
teenage suicide. last night in mill valley there was a special screening. debora villalon has more on how the movie is helping teenagers. >> how do you know when someone is suicidal? >> jaclyn monetta was a teen when she made this film. she had friends who took their own lives and she wanted answers. >> i was determined. >> she got answers interviewing high school students who had attempted suicide or thought about it. 20 hours of footage became the one-hour documentary not alone. >> she felt if they heard it through someone else they would realize they are not alone. is something they can live with and deal with. >> as a film making its way through schools across the country and on this night at the mill valley community center. the head of the programs sponsored and says no family is
immune. two of the group leader's children had suicidal thoughts herself. >> you know kids struggle but you don't think they are struggling to that point. >> she speaks openly but so many families do not. >> they fear if they talk about it, it would plant an idea and then they would commit suicide. >> 12,000 calls come there to the suicide hotline each year. the point of the film is to be the hotline yourself. >> if you are worried about a friend, tell someone. young people may think they can handle it. >> every single one of these teens said don't worry about making them upset, tell their parents or a teacher or counselor. >> secrecy keeps the suffering, depression and suicide going. teens in turmoil say that they
were too ashamed to tell their parents. >> they felt guilty for being a mess up like i am provided everything, my life is so good but i don't want to bring them down. >> were sure the conversation start? >> families in this audience had questions and impressions. >> it is great to be out there and looking for signs. >> "not alone" is a film with no adults, no statistics, no professional advice, just teenage testimonials. it premiered at the mill valley film festival in the fall and is now on netflix generating reaction all over the world. >> they are saying that was me. identify with that person but now i don't feel hopeless and i
will ask for help. >> from mill valley, debora villalon, ktvu fox 2 news. telephone your public schools are required to have a policy on suicide prevention. >> a new movie about sarah winchester and the mysterious mansion she built in san jose is opening this weekend. >> the spirits killed by the rifle guide me. >> that is helen mirren, she plays sarah winchester. she said she had not heard about the story before reading the script but she enjoyed learning about the character. >> what was really wonderful is that sarah winchester, we know that she lived and we have photographs of her but at the same time as a character she is shrouded in mystery. >> most of the filming took place in australia but the cast did shoot some scenes in the mansion in san jose. it is open to the public as a
tourist attraction. >> i have been past it but i have not gone in. sal have you fix things with bart yet? >> we are getting closer. the dispatchers say that this problem should be over soon. let me bring you up-to-date in case you're just joining us. there was a derailment of a maintenance vehicle between south hayward and union city near south hayward at 3:20. it was a maintenance vehicle that did damage to the third rail and the third rail cover. this is the video of the ongoing repair. they have been repairing the tracks trying to get everything back up to service. in the meantime the trains have been single tracking across the area going very slow. one train going south another going north and it has put delays on the fremont to union city line and that is going to
still have delays on the fremont warm springs line, but the other system, the other lines are not really delayed, for example the pittsburgh line is doing well. the freeway system has seen more traffic on the freeways and it is not clear if this has anything to do with bart or if we have a lot of people down the fremont. we had some slow traffic which is not unusual to have one slow day of traffic headed south so that could be the case. highway 4 is slow but pittsburgh into bay pointe driving on south bend 680 is slowing down into danville. this is interstate 880 headed north where traffic will be moderate. at the bay bridge we have the usual slow traffic which is a 20 didn't -- minute delay at the toll plaza. let's bring in steve with the weather. good morning everybody. if you are wondering about the airport because you are going
to minneapolis for the super bowl, it is feeling 26 below in minneapolis. look at omaha and chicago over the last 12 hours. a plunge of cold air. if it is called there it must be warmed somewhere else. right here, 60s and 70s for california nevada and arizona. record highs are possible. nancy says good morning we have high clouds allowing the lows to run from 2 to 10 above average. the last rain was january 25. the outlook , the operational models and everything says there won't be anything until the 10th and there's just a hint around the 15th of precipitation. we could have a big day in san jose because it is near a record high. the record 72 from 1982. my forecasted high is 71.
anyway you look at it, it is close. the average is 60 with a record low 25. a lot of high clouds are rolling through with the package through winsor and santa rosa. also into mendocino but for us the higher clouds are drifting south with an offshore breeze coming from the oakland berkeley hills even into the coast. 51 sfo, 53 in the city, 50 san jose, 49 by the concord penny lane pavilion. look at the difference between los altos and the hills. 57 there and 57 moss beach. 59 in hayward with the easterly breeze. 42 in ukiah, 40s for sacramento and monterey even fresno and bakersfield. seattle has some rain and portland as well but it is not making it into california. for us we are very dry with
high-pressure locking in. it is a blocking pattern with high clouds but it is still mild and warm. possible near record highs over the next seven days. some locations are 10 degrees above average. 75 in santa cruz on the first day of february. and i think it will get warmer by the weekend. new information on the big fire in richmond at the scrap metal yard. coming up the questions being raised about the city emergency alert system.
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welcome back, some residents of richmond question if the emergency alert system has been affected after tuesday night's fire at the scrap metal yard. a pile of metal caught fire at sims metal management. there was a plume of toxic smoke. richmond fire says the community warning went out at 6:00 pm but the contra costa county sheriff's office says richmond fire never alerted them to turn on the sirens. authorities say that no medical calls were reported. the cause of the fire is under investigation. flames from the wildfires last year have now approached $12 billion in damages. the fires from october and
southern california in december are the most expensive in california history. claims for the north bay fires alone are $10 billion. the california fires combined to damage or destroy 32,000 homes, 4300 businesses and more than 8200 cars, boats and other equipment. the 1991 oakland firestorm used to be the most expensive in california and that cost almost $3 billion in insurance claims. an acrobat is hoping to get her stolen custom-made unicycle back. a performer known as red panda balances bowls on her head on top of a unicycle. last month the unicycle was stolen from the airport. police have released surveillance photos of the suspect that were taken at the airport baggage claim. a spokesman says a special baggage theft unit with police is now investigating. they are distributing the
information to other law enforcement agencies in hopes that some of the visual information will help aid in the identification of the individual and get this item reunited with its owner. >> the ecker pat's agent says she is heartbroken and has trouble performing on a different unicycle. her agent is offering a $2000 reward for its safe return. the value of the unicycle is $25,000. super bowl lii is around the corner this sunday, security is a big concern. authorities laid out their plans to keep players and fans safe on sunday. police will have armored vehicles, helicopters and a network of cameras. the security plan has been shaped by recent incidence like the october shooting in las vegas. they are preparing to pull off a safe and fun event. the nfl kneeling controversy
is coming back. many people are curious to see if players will take a knee during the national anthem. president trump took a shot at players during the season in his state of the union address. president trump and the nfl commissioner have clashed before. roger goodell says he is not sure what the policy will be next season. those delays on bart after the derailment of a maintenance truck. coming up the efforts to fix the problem in the east bay and when the trains could be running on schedule again. a palo alto high school taking action and making changes after a famous graduate james franco was hit with allegations of sexual misconduct.
good morning, big problems on bart during the commute. serious delays along the fremont warm springs line over a derailed maintenance truck overnight. we will tell you what we know. san francisco politics, going one-on-one with the interim mayor mark farrell. this is "ktvu fox 2 news this morning". >> welcome back to "mornings on 2" it is thursday february 1. >> i'm gasia mikaelian . >> and i'm trying 26. when we contrast what is happening here compared to the rest of the country pretty dramatic. >> i would say so. it is warm here feeling like spring. it is march 21 right?
there it is. february 1 and it is warm. it is extremely warm. very brutally cold in the northern plains and great lakes. 42 and clear in inverness. we may have highs in the lower 70s. maybe even by later today into tomorrow it would not surprise me. we were close yesterday. carmel valley 76, watson valley 74, santa cruz 75. livermore 70, concord airport 70 degrees. it may be a long time before we get rain. we have a 21 day of dry weather which is not uncommon during january disappear -- and february but we don't need another one of these. forecasted high in san francisco 58 and the average is 59. the record is 73 from 2005.
there is a lot of temperature that will be near record highs. san jose today needs 72. high clouds with us in the morning and by this afternoon mostly sunny skies with 40s and 50s running much warmer compared to 24 hours ago. 7 degrees warmer at the napa airport. there is rain in portland and seattle. they have their fair share but they are stingy not sending it down here. 8:02, do we have good news from bart? we are getting an update and it is good news. but first i want to say something for myself a friends driving on the freeway. northbound 101, there has been a crash at trimble road and the crash was there for a little bit and at first it was not serious but now we have heard the paramedics were called and there is slow traffic backing up for a long delay all the way back from near blossom hill road so this has turned people
to 85 and 280. so that is going to be a trouble spot for the san jose commute. southbound 880 is slow between hayward and fremont. there could be more people taking the roads instead of the trains or maybe just a slow morning. on the peninsula the 101 is slow in san mateo headed down into belmont southbound. san mateo bridge traffic looking moderately heavy. at the bay bridge toll plaza we have a 25 minute backup. the bart situation, we had the derailed maintenance vehicle on the bart system between the south hayward station and union city. we are waiting to hear from bart. repair crews are hoping to fix the tracks by the maintenance vehicle that derailed. this happened between south hayward and alex savidge is on the scene with more on the story.>> reporter: good morning. bart is expecting crews to wrap
up repair work any minute and then they are hoping to get things back on schedule. in the meantime, there are between 15 and 20 minute delays along the fremont warm springs line. this is a live look at the platform at fremont. a lot of people are behind schedule because of this maintenance truck that overturned this morning causing some problems. we heard a short time ago from a spokeswoman about what the issue was. >> the concept is when you have to singletrack the trains we will hold them at hayward while they wait to share the track and then the peak of the delay around now is because we are towing the vehicle out and we need to hold the trains out while doing that.>> reporter: this morning, commuters, a lot of them showed up at the stations and that is when they found out about the delays.
it obviously caused some headaches. this started with a maintenance truck that derailed this morning as it was riding on the tracks near the south hayward station. these are trucks that are designed to drive along the tracks so the crews can go to work on the tracks. the accident caused damage to the electric third rail and crews have been doing repairs. a short time ago they will able to clear the truck from the tracks so we are expecting to get word soon the tracks are opened in both directions and they will no longer have to singletrack through the area. in the meantime, it has been frustrating for a lot of riders. >> i have no clue how long it is going to be. i just hope to get to class on time. i need to get to hayward. >> what were you thinking?>> thank god my boss is really nice. this happens fairly often. not every day, but i mean even
the time transfers don't seem to be well timed. i have had to wait as much as 15 minutes for trains that were supposed to be waiting for me.>> reporter: the good news is that nobody was hurt in the accident. it is unclear why the maintenance truck came off the tracks this morning. bart will be looking into that but again the latest we have is that they are expecting any minute the repair work that had to be done to the rail should be wrapping up and at that point they will stop single tracking the trains past the south hayward bart station and they are hoping to get things back on schedule as soon as possible. obviously a tough commute so far this morning and at last check bart experiencing 15 to 20 minute delays along the fremont warm springs line but we are hoping the situation will start to improve any minute. back to you guys.
a youth soccer coach in the south bay will be in court on suspicion of sexually assaulting one of his players. the 27-year-old marcial gonzalez jr. was arrested wednesday at his mother's house in morgan hill. the suspected assault happened two years ago but the victim and her parents just came forward. gonzalez coached at oak grove in san jose, live oak high school in morgan hill, south valley middle school in gilroy and the sentinel soccer club. the coach expressed surprise upon hearing the news. >> when you hear about that, it brings it home. obviously he is from morgan hill so you know it is disturbing and it seems to be a lot of this coming up. >> administrators for eastside high school district issued a statement saying that none of its students are involved in the case. the district has also said we are shocked and disturbed.
police are now checking into if there are additional victims. a man in milpitas is facing charges after impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting a woman. he has been accused of contacting the victim through internet dating site earlier this month and arranged to meet her at the hotel. he showed her a badge and gun and ordered her to have sex with him. the victim complied. he was arrested in tracy last week and there may be other victims. the five democratic candidates running for mayor laid out their plans for the city and address the key issues of affordable housing and homelessness last night. >> handshakes and campaign signs filled the town square with the san francisco mayor race in high gear residence had clear concerns. >> it is ridiculous how much we have to pay. people cannot live here because of the housing.
>> housing and schools together , they are tied together. >> the five candidates took 20 minute turns campaigning and answering questions from a longtime political family attorney angela alioto. >> the homeless situation is absolutely unacceptable. any civilized society, especially in a rich society. >> another native daughter, london breed. >> we have to build more housing for all income levels. we have serious issues. >> candidates tackled the battle over the tech boom and housing crisis. supervisor jane kim. >> i believe in development. we must intentionally insure a percentage is set aside for working-class residents. >> mark leno says that his campaign is for change. >> i intend to shake things up
because are crises of affordability, housing and accessibility and homelessness are out of control.>> community housing advocates who went to last say that they have been fighting for fair housing. >> affordable housing is 30% of your income, not more. so many people are paying more. >> organizers say that these forums are critical. >> i think that a well-informed public will do a better job. >> the five candidates are expected to appear at another forum saturday at 4:00 pm. from san francisco, jana katsuyama, ktvu fox 2 news. the interim mayor mark farrell says he was not part of any backroom political maneuvering prior to last week's surprising vote that put him in office. i sat down with him for a one-
on-one interview in the mayor's office and we discussed a number of topics from policies to his relationship with ed lee and his reaction to the quick turn of events leading him to being sworn in tuesday. >> going into tuesday's board of supervisors meeting, did you know the outcome?>> no. i knew it was possible but nothing for sure. >> the argument from some supervisors is that you are part of the back room deal, the classic old-school san francisco politics. not that it is illegal. but that did not occur? >> nothing could be further from the truth. there were so many discussion is -- happening across all sides of the aisle with different theories and i guarantee i was not part of the discussions. >> we also talked about the accusations of sexism and racism directed at the board of
supervisors after london breed was removed. he told me if he plans to run for mayor in the november 29 election. the full conversation tonight at 10:00. palo alto high school is painting over a mural that james franco created. the move follows allegations of sexual misconduct against franco. the school principal has ordered workers to paint over the mural on the student center. five women have accused franco of sexual misconduct. there are other paintings by franco inside of high school media arts center. the principal says she made the decision to take down the mural because it is most visible to the outside community. dismissing convictions. coming up how the san francisco district attorney plans to help people with marijuana convictions expunge their record. the white house could decide today to release this mysterious classified memo
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whether or not to release a controversial memo tied to the fbi in connection with the russia investigation. >> some republicans are pitted against the fbi now president trump has a big decision to make. doug luzader from washington. >> this memo has been the subject of a tug-of-war. the president will have to decide this week if we should see what this memo says. the memo that has caused anxiety. >> it is all in the hands of the white house. a mysterious memo from congress detailing what are said to be fbi abuses in the russia investigation. chief of staff john kelly says lawyers are looking into it. >> they are slicing and dicing so we know what it means. i saw it and it will be released quickly. the whole world can see it. >> republicans say that it is alarming. the fbi has been clear and said
we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that impact the accuracy. democrats say the memo has changed before it was sent to the white house. either the fbi is trying to protect itself because the allegations are explosive or the bureau has legitimate concerns. >> you need to take what they are saying seriously. that is not to say it can't be released or that it couldn't be modified. >> at this point what is the other option? are we going to pretend this hasn't happened and we won't see it?>> if the memo is not released it may feel conspiracy theories. in washington doug luzader, fox news. new information on a deadly crash in virginia involving a train carrying members of congress. the person killed has been identified as christopher foley. the train was taking dozens of
lawmakers from washington dc to a retreat in west virginia yesterday when the train slammed into a dump truck at a train crossing. he was one of three passengers in the truck. the transportation safety board is now investigating.>> the mission is to understand what happened and why it happened and make recommendations to prevent it from happening again. >> six people were taken to the hospital. one in critical condition. congressman jason lewis suffered a concussion but has been released. president trump will be speaking at the retreat today. let's check in with sal for the commute. >> right now traffic on 80 westbound is improving. not as slow at any point today as it was yesterday with the problems. today a normal commute. 40 minutes from the carquinez bridge 10 macarthur maze and at the bay bridge pretty normal. there are no problems on the
actual span. san francisco northbound 101 and southbound 101 are doing pretty well so the commute is a little better than yesterday without as many problems. we have an accident at highway 4 and 680 but this one seems less serious. 680 traffic is slow driving toward walnut creek and hayward to fremont is showing traffic that is busy driving through with a couple minor issues. bart delays continue on the fremont warm springs line. let's bring in steve paulson with the forecast. we have a quiet and warm forecast with possible record highs. but it is cold elsewhere. if you are headed to minneapolis for the super bowl i would bundle up, the windchill was 26 below. watching the plunge from omaha into chicago. that is really cold air. that is where the cold air is
in the warm air in the west in california arizona and nevada. 60s and 70s for us. chloe says spring has arrived in lake county with highs around 74. that is very true. the highs yesterday were in the 70s for many and it has been really warm around monterey and carmel valley. watsonville 74, santa cruz lower 70s. everyone around 70. the last rain was 25 january. it is common to get 21 dry days in winter but the problem is we have already had that. it looks like we are getting another. there is nothing forecasted through the 10th and very iffy near the 15th with some development possible later in the month. san jose the forecasted high of 71 and the low 49. the record is 72.
the average is 60. i think i saw the temperature trend over 70 for the next five days in san jose. high clouds but there is the back edge coming to the north but some of that partly cloudy and 40s and 50s for everyone. rain in portland and seattle but it won't get going here and there is no sign of it anytime soon except for higher clouds we are looking for temperatures that are well above average for this time of year. 10 to 15 above average for some, 75 degrees in santa cruz and it could get even warmer by the weekend. coming up, a big announcement nintendo is making about a popular classic. the temporary fix that was announced when it comes to trying to keep the doors open at a medical center in berkeley.
summer richmond residents are questioning the effectiveness of the emergency alert system following a fire tuesday night. a pile of metal at a scrapyard caught fire at sims metal management sending toxic smoke into the air. the fire department says a community warning went out at 6:00 at the contra costa sheriff's office says it was never notified to turn on the sirens. >> as soon as you see black
smoke from any industrial fire there should be an emergency notification for people to shelter in place. >> the richmond fire department says contra costa residents can sign up for alerts on the community warning system page. there were no medical cause reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. it has been a pint -- painful time in the east bay at liberty high school in brentwood where four students have died since the start of the school year. liberty is located on second street near brentwood city hall. the latest death was a female junior student who had been sick for several days. the president of the school did not disclose the illness but no special precautions need to be taken. a crisis center has been set up to help students and teachers. the teacher of an elementary school in doubt over an earthquake issue. seismic upgrades for donald elementary would total $34 million.
the alameda district says they do not have the money and is now looking into ways to fund the upgrade or replace the school. the elementary school has been closed since june over structural concerns in the event of a big earthquake. health officials want to reassure the public that the medical center in berkeley will be remaining open for 10 more years. officials wanted to address rumors that it would be closing down next year. in 2016 they announced plans to close by 2030 which is the deadline to make the hospital earthquake safe but officials say it is too expensive. they're planning to merge alto base with summit medical in oakland but closing alto base would leave berkeley without an emergency room. the mayor and city council opposed the plan. coming up, reports of a shortage of the flu vaccine here in the bay area in the middle of a severe flu season.
welcome back to "mornings on 2", it is february 1 i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning i am mike mibach. it felt like a spring evening last night. i thought i could hang out for a while. >> i ran some stairs yesterday and it was really warm. i was like okay this is not january 31. is going to get warmer.
they were just little stairs. 60s and 70s for the temperatures and they will be for a while. certainly some inland temperatures without a high below 70 for five days. a possibility of record highs and i know tomorrow is groundhog day but it looks grim out to valentine's day. very dry through the 10th and there are only some hints around the 15th of some. anything past that is bad. a lot of higher clouds but they are beginning to clear the area going from northwest to southeast and we will have mostly sunny skies today with the lows up to 210 degrees. we have plenty of rain in seattle and portland but it is not coming down to us anytime soon. 60s and 70s on those temperatures. it is 8:30 and we have a busy morning because of bart.
>> things are better with the bart system and with the traffic. today has been better all around compared to yesterday. let's look at what we have. highway 101 in san francisco is doing okay if you are driving on northbound 101 on the left. you can see that traffic is going to be moving along okay. a little bit slow from cesar chavez up to this point. we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see the traffic at the toll plaza is backed up to the macarthur maze and the metering lights are on. you can see that traffic is slow on 880 on the other side of the bay driving up to downtown oakland. it is not unusual for it to be that slow. today 237 is much better than yesterday. today the traffic is moving along very well with a little bit of slow traffic near seneca road. thousands of people convicted of marijuana -related
crimes in san francisco will have their convictions thrown out, they happen before the marijuana law changed. allie rasmus live to explain what is happening from san francisco. >> reporter: some convictions go back decades to 1975 long before state laws on cannabis about personal marijuana use and commercial sale changed. the district attorney george gascon says the office will dismiss 3000 misdemeanor marijuana related convictions and the office is going to review 4900 more felony convictions related to marijuana and consider reducing those. although that will be a case-by- case basis. if the criminal -- person has a criminal conviction it can sit on the record for years preventing them from getting jobs and since these are no
longer crimes today it only makes sense to have the moral records cleared. >> people will not have to hire attorneys and they will never have to come to the court. we believe it is the right thing to do and it is the just thing to do. >> those people affected by the war on drugs get a little bit of a break. from the system that has been targeting african-americans, latinos and other minorities since the 80s. california voters approved proposition 64 in 2016 legalizing the purchase and possession of one ounce of pot and it allows people of marijuana crimes previously to have their records expunged but that could be a complicated and costly process and not many people have taken the initiative to do that. it is just more fair to be proactive about this and go ahead and throw out the previous misdemeanor convictions.
>> allie rasmus, thank you. the question of the day is how should your district attorney handle marijuana related convictions? 49% say expunged misdemeanors, 24% say misdemeanors and felonies and 24% say do not get involved. >> frank mallicoat has taken the question of the day on the road to live from the coffee shop in lafayette with more reaction. >> reporter: good morning. we had a handful of people at 7:30 but now we have more. as lafayette is waking up i have al with us. we have been kind of chitchatting about this. george gascon, the da from san francisco is basically expunging the record for anyone with a minor marijuana offense. how do you feel about that? >> you know, if the people had
a criminal record i don't think they should get away with it. if they were caught with the marijuana over the legalized limit.>> i don't think they should get away with it but if somebody has a clean record and has a little bit more than one ounce or so then that is okay. >> so you think george gascon is doing the right thing. if it was nonviolent and they are letting them go on a misdemeanor offense then okay? >> yes, as long as they did not have a criminal record in the past. then yes. they should get a second chance.>> if it is their first offense then fine but not if they have a long record?>> absolutely correct. >> reporter: we are going to make you the district attorney in contra costa county. just like that. would you follow suit with george gascon? or what? >> i would definitely expose
some penalties depending on how much they got caught with and what were they doing. if they already had marijuana and they were high and driving dangerously putting other people in danger, then yes i will follow suit and not let them get away with it at all. let's say that a guy with no criminal record was at the golden gate park chilling and police stopped him and he had a little bit more than one ounce then yes i would let him go. >> so if you are the da you will follow suit and expunge?>> yes, as long as they had no criminal record in the past. if they did not they can get away with it. if they were not caught with a huge amount. obviously if they were not selling and making money. >> reporter: i want to thank
you for your time, enjoy your coffee and your morning. we talked to a lot of people and for the most part i think everyone is following suit with george gascon. he is doing the right thing by expunging records giving people a clean slate to get on with their lives. check us out on twitter and facebook to join the conversation. we will be back in about one hour. federal agents say that ice agents will no longer make immigration sweeps at courthouses. the policy was released yesterday reading that ice will not make civil immigration arrests inside of courthouses indiscriminately. agents can go to courthouses to arrest immigrants wanted for crimes, but others encountered in the courthouse perhaps relatives or friends would not be taken into custody. the chief justice of california complained about immigration sweeps at courthouses and sent a letter to ice and says they should stop stalking
courthouses. fremont police broke up an international crime ring were eight people have been charged in connection to the thefts of 2000 electronic devices. the suspects are accused of breaking into vehicles all over the bay area and selling the items on the black market. in december a shipping container was found in san jose being filled with 900 stolen electronics. >> we would estimate $2 million, mainly laptops but also tablets and cell phones. >> police say the investigation started last year when they noticed a 35% increase in car burglaries in the city. they are now working to return the recovered stolen items. in a cinema county an autopsy will be performed on an inmate who died while in police custody. the 32-year-old was arrested for public intoxication and was being booked into the county jail when the emergency happened.
he was rushed to the hospital where he died. authorities do not suspect foul play. with the deadly flu season in full swing, some bay area pharmacies are running out of vaccines. rob roth spoke with an east bay men who try to find a pharmacy offering flu shots but did not have any luck. >> eric's wife and young daughter got there flu shots months ago but he had been sick and had not gotten one but last wednesday he went to this cvs to get the flu vaccine. >> he said we have ran out and we are not getting any more because the flu season is over. >> he was surprised. >> my wife told her pediatrician and she said flu season is not really over. >> we called around many pharmacies in the bay area and they all said they were out of the flu vaccine for those under 65.
demand for the vaccine outpaced what cbs estimated the need would be. walgreens seemed to have the vaccine available in the stores we checked. the center for disease control told us there is no shortage of the vaccine and it is available. we spoke to a bay area doctor by phone who says it is not that unusual to run out. >> i don't think anyone expected to see such a crush for later in the season demand for the flu vaccine. most people are getting them in october november and december. >> doctors say they are recommending flu shots still. >> you have to make compliance with people getting their medicine easy, if you don't this is a disincentive. >> there will be another chance and come next flu season he will play it differently. >> we reached out to cbs corporate headquarters but did not hear back.
the cdc says there is plenty of vaccine available but some people may have to call around to find a. in alameda, rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. taking a swipe at tinder, why a judge says the dating app will change the way that it treats older users. high temperatures will be well above average, flirting with record highs the next few days, even with these high clouds.
looking at your stocks, us stocks are wavering in early trading. you can see on the dow jones it is up 100 points after up-and- down early session. pandora is laying off 5% of its workforce. the company says the layoffs will help save $45 million per year and comes as pandora has struggled to compete against spotify and apple music. pandora last reported an -- it employed 2500 people in 2016 but they will be expanding offices in atlanta because it is cheaper to operate there than in oakland. toyota is recalling 645,000 cars over a problem involving
airbags. an electrical problem could prevent airbags from inflating during a crash and a cover certain models produced from may 2015 through march 2016. toyota will notify owners and dealers will fix the problem at no cost. a state appeals court has ruled tinder cannot charge older users more than younger users. tinder plus users older than 30 have to pay $10 more than users under 30. the company was sued for age discrimination. tinder uses the pay scale because younger users are less likely to use the service without discount because they don't have as much disposable income as older users. formula one will no longer hire models for future races. the practice of hiring the girls is at odds with modern-day societal norms. the women parade around the track and accompany drivers to
their cars. the tradition has sparked increased criticism. driver lewis hamilton came under fire in 2015 after he sprayed one of the girls with champagne. officials say that the girls no longer resonate with their brand value. a popular videogame character making a jump to the big screen. there will be a movie featuring the beloved character mario. nintendo is teaming up with the studio that created despicable me and the movie has been in the works for two years but there is no word on when it will hit theaters. there was a live action mario movie in 1993. it did not do very well at the box office. it can be a huge hit and now. >> my brother got that super mario brothers in the 80s. i remember the theme music of course. >> it might be more popular now because more people are into
that. good morning everyone, the freeways have been better in general compared to yesterday. northbound 101 traffic is moderately heavy getting to the 80 split there have been no major problems. driving south traffic has been good but the traffic will also be slow at the bay bridge. things are getting a little better in the last hour. i am looking around to see if we have anything new that popped up but there is nothing. this is interstate 880 cell from san leandro driving into downtown which is also normal. a lot of people tune into these reports to see if everything is what they expected. 230 is much better today compared to yesterday and even 680 and highway 4 are getting better from the slower levels. i want to mention bart is single tracking over the derailment from earlier of that maintenance vehicle so bart is
having minor delays. the other lines like richmond and a point are doing okay. let's bring in steve paulson. good morning everybody. some of you might be going to minneapolis so you are at the airport, take some warm clothes. the windchill is 26 below in minneapolis. chicago went from 30 all the way down to one degree. omaha two below so it is very cold although the high sunday is nine degrees. george from el cerrito says i hit 70.5 but i round up so i was 71 yesterday which is pretty warm. it was very warm for many around the area certainly in monterey, carmel valley and watsonville. santa cruz, livermore, santa cruz and concord in the 70s. looking very dry. the last rain january 25 and it
looks really dry with record- setting temperatures out until the 10th with changes coming around the 15th. there are only some hints of change so we have a long way to go. 71 high in san jose. the record 72 from 1982. the average record low of 25. high clouds will be thinning out as they are showing signs of that already. mostly sunny today with 40s and 50s around the area already. there is rain to the north in portland and seattle but it is not making it into california nevada or arizona. 60s and 70s for highs today. we should be around 62 and we are way above. 75 in santa cruz on the first day of february. i don't see much change in either. >> mid-70s and then 9 degrees in minneapolis on super bowl sunday. if you love to watch
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later today water experts will take the second snow survey of the season in the sierra, last month there was not a lot of snow on the ground for the first survey. water resource department says there is over one inch near echo summit. meantime one of lake tahoe's biggest ski resorts is moving toward using only renewable clean energy.
squall valley has a deal with liberty utilities to identify energy resources and they could be using all clean energy by the end of the year. uber will start testing electric bicycles in san francisco. users in the area can join a waitlist to rent one of the bikes. each ride will cost two dollars for the first 30 minutes and one dollar for each additional 15 minutes. strong demand and limited numbers of homes are driving up prices. according to a real estate firm the median sales price for a single-family home in the region is $765,000 in december. nearly 14% higher compared to december 2016. this was the 69th straight monthly increase. san mateo prices went up 17.6% to $1.4 million. santa clara up 35% from last year. despite reports saying
millennials are the renter generation it looks like they are buying homes in one of the bay area's most expensive counties. a new report from smart asset shows santa rosa ranks as one of the 10 places for millennials. the research shows homeownership raised 11% from 2007 to 2016. according to a census bureau survey as of 2016 34.7 % of americans under 35 were able to purchase their own home. bay area imports -- airports have seen increases in passengers. 55 million passengers last year with 13 million in oakland and 12 million through san jose. mark zuckerberg says users are spending less time on facebook. business insider says facebook reported a 5% drop in daily use of the site.
zuckerberg says it happened after facebook changed the number of viral videos people see in the newsfeed but he is not worried and believes the changes will be good in the long run. coming up, why some california retailers have to post warnings about a possible coffee health risk and the agency that is contradicting the warning. n:3:3:3
a lawsuit blaming twitter for a terror attack in jordan has been rejected. the court of appeals ruled yesterday twitter is not liable for the deaths of the us contractors. in 2015 the contractors were shot and killed by a jordanian police captain. the families of the victim argued the islamic state twitter account played a large role in the deaths. an acrobat is hoping to get
her stolen custom-made unicycle back. the performer balances holes on her head atop a seven foot unicycle. last month it was stolen from san francisco international. police released surveillance videos of the suspect taken in the baggage claim area. a spokesman says a special baggage that unit is investigating. they are distributing the information to other law enforcement agencies in hopes that some of the visual information will help aid in the identification of this individual to get the item reunited. >> her agent is offering $2000 for its safe return. today, oakland mayor libby schaaf and the san jose mayor sam liccardo kick off the start of free tax preparation. it is the 16th year for the program operated and offered by
the united way. there will be irs volunteered tax preparers in 200 centers across the bay area. they will help individuals and families earning less than $54,000 per year. the mayors will be in multiple locations. a push to ban styrofoam food containers was rejected by the california state senate by three votes. the bill would have banned restaurants from using the containers. supporters of the bill say that styrofoam later threatens marine life and ecosystems. critics say that many food companies are finding alternatives. a legal sediment leading a dozen companies in california to agree to post warning signs that say coffee could cause cancer. the council for education and research on toxic suit saying that coffee contains a carcinogen. the groups are trying to draw attention to the chemical. the company has agreed to post
the signs rather than fight the lawsuit. other coffee roasters like starbucks are fighting the suit. the who does not consider coffee to be a carcinogen. one month since the sale of recreational marijuana became legal in california. the profits and challenges for a dispensary. electronics stolen from cars and then shipped overseas. the international crime ring linked to car burglaries across the bay area. >> a local group of lawyers working for free. the mission to help immigrants in the midst of the national immigration battle. [ music ] >> welcome to a new month. it is a fresh start and a good- looking thursday morning as we say hello to san jose international airport.