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we will tell you who was chasing whom. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> here we are on friday, february 16th. good morning. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. still chilly outside. i snuck out a little bit ago. here is steve paulson with your forecast. >> yes, it is cold. a big change coming sunday and monday. two forecasts. one to start your weekend and one to end it. you will bundle up to end it. it is going to take a drop, 10 to 15 degrees on the high side. temperatures moving into the mid-60s, upper 60s for some today. there are a few 20s to the north right now. 32 walnut creek. pleasanton, 32. by knollsal tells us it is --
>> it is slow getting to the airport. if you're driving on northbound 101, the bayshore freeway, you will see that traffic is backing up northbound approaching the san francisco international airport. use 280 instead. they're clearing an overturned vehicle accident with minor injuries. it is slow where the traffic was. silicon valley, northbound 101, slow traffic approaching sunnyvale into san jose. cupertino is beginning to slow down. also southbound 680 in walnut creek, brand-new crash southbound. traffic will start slowing down from highway 24. at the bay bridge, it is about a 15-minute wait before you make it on to the bring from oakland to san francisco. president trump just tweeted confirming that he is leaving for florida to meet with victims of the high school shooting. >> authorities have told us the names of the 17 victims that were killed and gave us more information about the 19-year- old charged in the shooting.
nikolas cruz has reportedly confessed to the shooting. the sheriff says he took an uber ride to the school and was in the school building just seven minutes. after the shooting, he went to a wal-mart and then to a mcdonalds. i police officer spotted him after he was leaving the mcdonalds and arrested him. caroline shively is joining us live with more on how the community this morning is dealing with all of this now. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave and gasia. also an update coming from the hospital. two more released overnight. that leaves 17 shooting victims remain in the hospital. meanwhile investigators keeping up their work into the lone gunman. >> reporter: a massive candle light individual i will thursday night. students went as the names of
their deceased friends were read allowed. many looked back, remembering the hostility and violent tendencies. >> i knew he wasn't okay when he punched the window and said i'm going to cause karma one day because he got in trouble with the teacher. >> reporter: 19-year-old nikolas cruz appeared in court thursday, almost exactly 24 hours after he is accused of opening fire on the teenagers he once called classmates. >> are you nikolas jacob cruz. >> yes, ma'am. >> okay, sir. you are charged with 17 students of premeditated murder. >> reporter: the student reportedly confessed to the massacre and is now on suicide watch according to his public defender e has struggled with mental illness his entire life. his brain is like a child but he understands the gravity of the situation. >> he is remorseful. he is fully aware of what is going on. and he's just a broken human being. >> reporter: last year the fbi
was notified about a comment posted to youtube where someone named nikolas cruz wrote, quote, i'm going to be a professional school shooter. just over two hours from now, president trump will get a closed door briefing at the white house. later this afternoon, he is scheduled to travel to florida, first going to west palm beach. at some point we expect him to come to broward county. you mentioned the tweet where he called the people here some of the bravest on earth. people's whose lives have been shattered. >> is douglas high school still being processed as a crime scene? is there any talk about whether or not students will eventually return to that school? >> reporter: the latest briefing we got from the broward county sheriff was that school closed thursday and friday and then they will evaluate to try to decide when to open the school. at the last briefing yesterday morning, we were told that there were still bodies on the
ground, laying on the floor. they're not rushing. they are taking their time. they don't want to make any mistakes. they haven't cleared the scene yet. but imagine the clean-up. there say lot of basic clean-up that needs to be done at the school. >> caroline shively in florida. thank you. we're learning so much more about the lives lost in that school shooting. they include two adults who died trying to protect their students and many students with big dreams ma were cut short. monte francis has more on a vigil for the victims. >> my friends, the light that we are sending to america and the world. >> reporter: in parkland, a vigil for the 14 students and three adults killed by marjory stoneman douglas high school all remembered by candle light. >> we will always remember february 14th, 2018, at 2:35
p.m. what happened at that moment will forever be in our hearts. >> reporter: among the dead, nicholas court dworet who was hope hoping to make it to the olympics in swim e. elena petty called vibrant. martin was a funny kid. 17-year-old ramsey, kind hearted. luke. >> right now it will be like the toughest part finding out why this happened and hopefully we can make a change so it can stop happening. >> reporter: aaron feis was an assistant football coach and security guard at the school and died shielding students
from the gunfire. 14-year-old cara loughran loved the beach. 14-year-old gina montalto was on the school's winter guard team. joaquin oliver was 17. he went by the name gauc and was a basketball player. alex schachter played the trombone in the marching band. chris hixon, the athletic director and wrestling coach had served in iraq. anthony rizzo who graduated from stoneman douglas made a tearful plea for something to change in the wake of the shooting. >> we get angry that there is nothing that we can do and there is nothing about it. then we get immune and move on to something else. >> reporter: monte francis, ktvu fox 2 news. we have continuing coverage of the florida school shooting.
at 7:30 we will have more on active shooting drills. santa rosa investigating after a car was stolen and that led to a fiery crash. ktvu's christien kafton, you're in santa rosa and have been there all morning with more on the people who chased down the suspected car thief. good morning. >> reporter: yeah. good morning, dave. we moved back to give you a perspective on this. it happened at north steel and north coast in santa rosa. it looks like a santa rosa crew arrived on scene to prepare the street light that was knocked down, possibly to clear the debris still here on the road. we are hearing from family members overnight that this all started as an auto theft and turned into a high speed pursuit through the streets of santa rosa leaving a man injured and a car in flames. here is what we know so far. sometime after midnight the victims heard a noise outside of their home on rhianna street
in santa rosa. when they looked outside, they saw somebody breaking into and stealing their white dodge charger. the car took off and the two men from the home mopped into a vehicle and began tailing the car. the chase took them through the streets of santa rosa reportedly at high speeds. santa rosa police say at times the speeds reached 100 miles per hour. the car owner says they lost sight of the charger but then heard a loud crash. they found that the white dodge charger had crashed into six other vehicles, causing one to catch on fire. the driver was thrown from the car and was unresponsive at the scene and transported to an area hospital. at this point we don't have an update on the driver's condition. police say they have not been able to talk to them so they have not yet been able to identify him. coming back to the live picture you can see that santa rosa
public works crew beginning the work of clearing some of the debris. keep in mind there were six vehicles that were struck in all by the dodge charger. this is just some of the debris that is left over from that crash. if we take a look over to the right, you can also see there is a power pole that was knocked down. this gives you a sense of how violent the collision was, just how high a rate of speed the car may have been going. we're hoping to get more details on this throughout the day. as we get more information, we will bring that information to you. >> all right. christien kafton in santa rosa, thank you. there is a new battle over columbus day, one day after san fern voted to rename it indigenous people day. the new name they're proposing. the new movie black panther today hits movie theaters. hundreds of kids are getting in free to see the movie. there was a crash reported on 680 southbound getting into
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is now 7:13. more information about the modesto couple charged with the stabbing death of a young woman outside of livermore. reportedly the couple is expecting a baby. 19-year-old daniel gross and his fiance melissa leonardo were back in court yesterday. they did not enter a plea to charges of murder for the stabbing death of their friend, 19-year-old lizette cuesta. leonardo's lawyers says he just met his clients and doesn't want to talk about the
specifics of the case until he receives evidence from the district attorney. >> she is scared and frightened by all of this. this is a terrible situation for her. she is not someone who an ongoing -- she doesn't interact with the criminal justice system on a regular basis. this is new to her. >> he reports that daniel gross admitted to stabbing the victim more than two dozen times. gross says he acted in self defense. protesters have been taking to the streets of los angeles after dozens of ice raids have been reported in the area in the past week. already at least 100 people have been arrested. yesterday members of the group not one more deportation gathered to protest the federal raid and demand action to stop them. federal immigration agents have visited 122 southern california businesses so far. and they say they're forced to make more arrests because local police do not cooperate with them.
the fate of thousands of young undocumented immigrants remains in question after the u.s. senate rejected four proposals to extend the daca program. one of the proposals backed by president trump was defeated by 21 votes. it would have funded the border wall, promised immigration for dreamers. a separate bipartisan member fell six shorts of passing. it would have also kept the visa lottery program in tact. the time is 7:15. some italian americans in san francisco are launching a campaign to reverse a decision by the board of supervisors to rename columbus day as indigenous peoples day. the name change was approved saying they wanted to honor the native-americans who's were already here when christopher columbus arrived. now there is a signature collecting campaign to put a measure on the november ballot to reclaim the former columbus
day as italian american heritage day. they want a day to honor the contributions of italian americans. thousands of children across the country are getting free tickets to get one of the most anticipated movies of the year, black panther, which debuts in theaters today. >> i waited my entire life for this. >> the world is going to start over. >> marvel fans are expected to fill theater seats to see black panther, including children being treated to the action film through the viral hashtag black panther challenge. it is a crowd sourcing effort to get the children to see the film for free. it was brought to the sacramento area by a former sacramento state university football player. >> i want everybody to walk away from there and -- and, you know, have a different view of what a superhero looks like. >> they're like really brave. and they show you like even though you're a different color, you can still be a
superhero. >> the movie is expected to make up to $140 million this weekend alone, which would set a box office record. >> it is big. by the way the director of black panther is a native of oakland, ryan kruger. >> he is very young. >> very young and doing very well. >> okay. the time is 7:17. sal is right over here watching our commute. how do we look? >> we're okay. we actually have commutes that are a little better than normal which is usually the case with friday. it is a holiday weekend for a lot of people. a lot of people will be hitting the road this afternoon. just don't be surprised by huge delays trying to get out of san francisco, for example, or out of the bay area in general. this evening. westbound 80 carquinez bridge to the maze, 90 minutes. it has been normal slow traffic here at the bay bridge.
nothing lighter than usual. 880 seems a little better driving up past the coliseum and getting to downtown oakland. on the peninsula we had an earlier crash at anza. they cleared it but traffic is slow in san mateo. it is getting better. and 280 is the freeway to use to void the whole thing. the peninsula and 101 still looking good. a little slowing on 101. definitely lighter than usual in san jose and the silicon valley this morning. 7:18, let's go back to steve. >> all right, sal. thank you, sir. mostly clear skies out there. it will be a nice day. it is cold this morning. bless you, gasia. we have 30s and 40s and 20s to the north. lots of sun and a little warmer. i think our best opportunity to get near 70 would be tomorrow. but, boy, after that, on sunday, cold front. actual cold front comes through and temperatures will drop big time sunday. now, once the wind monday and tuesday dies down, then we
could have critical minimums. we wish it would rain. there's been no rain now for 22 days. january 25th the last one. that's a long stretch. it is. but it is nowhere close to a record. using san francisco data, on mid winter dry spells there is twice in san francisco where the dry spell reached 43 days. 1864. and in 2014 to 2015, that is one and two right there. the 27th dryest was 23 days in 1852. we will tie that tomorrow. there is a possibility maybe that we could get a little precip on sunday. very little, as in .01. it looks like we will have to bank on a miracle march. february 2006, not a bad month, 5.21. march was off the chart there. 8.74. the last really dry one, february 1995 when only a
quarter inch fell. march 1995, 7.88. there is a possibility and a history there. any precip coming in the which is stem sunday? maybe a little bit to the north. there is a .07 forecast for ukiah and .01 for san francisco. if it does fall, it will be very light. we need widespread rain. there is no sign of that until maybe the 25th. and 30s and 40s or not the -- on the temps. 40s on the coast. overall lots of sunshine today and tomorrow. then the front sweeps through on sunday. so upper 60s for some today. and then a cold windy pattern develops sunday and monday. get ready. two extremes here. 60s on the temps. these are all above average temps. we continue the theme into saturday. then get ready on sunday, gasia, to bundle up. >> i'm making beef stew on sunday. can't wait. the recall underway that is
introduction? ♪ someone told me long ago ♪ >> john fogerty on vocals. have you ever seen the rain? well, maybe last year. this is a request interest jeff todd off of our twitter page. our theme today is rain songs. we want it to rain. we need the rain. if there's a special song that you want to hear, let us know. i will play your requests. usually we have a theme on friday morning. just use the #ktvu on twitter, instagram and facebook. here we go. >> have we ever seen the rain? the time is 7:24. the median price of a home in san francisco just hit a new record high. we're going to break down the numbers on how much you need to earn to buy a house. also the list of stocks to watch today might make you hungry or in our case hungrier. pam cook is back with today's
dollars and cents. >> campbell's soups and shake shack continued to go up. we have a fun opening bell for you. if you zoom in there you will see ringing the bell, flynn ringing the bell. he is the west minister kennel club winner this year. high five for flynn. hopefully he brings luck and good trading today. checking in on the numbers so far, it looks pretty good. no huge swings so far which is nice to not have the val tilt. here is a live look at the dow jones. up about a quarter of a percent. 25,250. the nasdaq is up a bit as well. the s&p 500 up almost a quarter percent to 2734. well, how much money do you need to make to buy a home in san francisco? according to the california association of realtors, more than $300,000 a year. the median price of a single-
family home in san francisco is now $1.5 million for the median home. you figure a 20% down payment, monthly payments would come in at more than $7,500 a month. now, another study find that's only 12% of households can actually afford that payment. it is still more than during the 2007 housing crisis though when only 8% of people were able to afford a median priced home. smuckers is pulling back shipments of popular dog food. it tested positive for traces of a drug that is used to euthanize animals. now, the shipments were several varieties of canned gravy train, cables and bits, ol roy dog food and skippy dog food. no trace is permitted in pet foods. smuckers is looking into how it ended up in the pet food.
it is focusing on a supplier of a minor ingredient used at one of the manufacturing facilities. do you remember sir citrus heights e? it has pushed back the launch of its new website. the ceo said the company would debut a new e-commerce site on february 15th. as of this morning, the website still has a message that says the launch has been delayed. the company says the delay will give them time to reinforce the site due to, quote, an overwhelming amount of preliminary traffic. so probably a lot of people interested in seeing circuit city. it closed all of its stores back in 2009 after filing for bankruptcy. i had forgotten about sir kit city. >> same thing here. >> yeah. >> they're trying to launch the e-site and bring in comtuesday tommers, to compete with best buy and everyone else. >> the name has been quiet for ten years. >> they are generating a lot of interest. we will continue to follow it.
>> thank you, pam. the time is 7:27. we're also still following the florida school shooting massacre. how we're finding out about how the alleged shooter bought his gun and the call for action from lawmakers. >> reporter: two days after the shooting in florida, oakland unified school district is having active shooter training for all of its teachers and staff members today.
>> it is 7:30. welcome back this friday morning, february 16th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. it is a chilly friday morning. steve paulson is over here in his office. >> it is cold and it is going to get colder. the days won't be bad. but this morning, 30s and 40s and a few 20s. hillsberg, that is east hillsberg, 28. kelseyville, 29. sebastopol, 29. and sonoma, i saw a 30. 60s to almost 70 today. a lot of sun and warmer today into saturday. a big drop as a cold front swings through on sunday. that will drop temperatures 10 to 15 degrees by monday. napa airport subpoena 31. brentwood, 38. fairfield, 35. 33 at stanford. 39, san rafael. low 30s, below freezing, san martine and gilroy. felton, 31. campbell, santa clara at 35. it is cold. it will be sunny. it is a day of layers here.
the mornings are cold but the afternoons are not bad. the temp drops fast even though we warm up into the 60s. windy and colder sunday and into monday, with highs in the 50s monday. 7:32. sal is here to tell us that the traffic is -- >> it is okay. >> not friday light by friday moderate. >> yeah. friday moderate. there are some commute that's are lighter than usual. there are commute that's are busy. i'll show you 80 westbound from the carquinez bridge to the maze. 20 minutes. that is a pretty good time for that commute. sometimes we're up to 30 or 40. on really bad days we're up to an hour commute. today it is 20 minutes. when you get to the bay bridge, it is not even backed up to the 880 overcrossing. today being the friday before a holiday weekend, president's day, many people will be on the road going out of town. it starts around midday. people are getting out of town on 80, 580, wherever they're going. just be aware of that.
this is a look at interstate 880 in oakland. traffic here is moving along well. no problems on the san mateo or dumbarton bridge. still a little bit of congestion on 101 through san mateo because of an earlier crash. the rest of the peninsula commute looks good. 7:33. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. just about an hour ago, president trump confirmed that he will be meeting with families of the victims of the high school shooting. the president tweeted i will be leaving for florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth but people's whose lives have been shattered. i am also working with congress on many fronts. we're learning more about the florida school shooting after the accused shooter, 19-year- old nikolas cruz appeared in court. reportedly he confessed to the shooting and is now on suicide watch. his lawyers say he clearly shows signs of some degree of autism and has suffered from mental health problems for a long time.
>> he is sad. he is mournful. he is remorseful. he is fully aware of what is going on. and he's just a broken human being. >> now, cruz is being held without bail. the attorney general says prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. it is 7:34. here at home, oakland unified school district will be holding active shooter training today, just two days after the florida high school shooting. >> ktvu's leigh martinez is live at coal elementary school. tell us more about the active shooter training that teachers and staff are getting today. >> reporter: the school district calls this critical training. they have had in training course on the books for months now. oakland unified schools receives training each year on what to do if there is an active shooter at the school. the next training is scheduled for today, just two days after
17 adults and students were killed at stoneman douglas high school in florida. it will teach staff how to deal with an active shooter on campus. the characteristics of active shooters, how they choose their targets and what to do when a shooting happens. chief gordon says educators need to make a decision to either run, hide or fight. >> once you hide, in essence, lock the door and hunker down, you're stuck there until law enforcement comes in. prior to columbine, what would happen is police would show up and form a plan what they're going to do and ultimately make entry into the school to take care of the threat. after columbine, we found out that was disastrous because as they formed a plan, kids were getting shot. if two officers show up at a school and there is an active shooter we don't have time nor will we stand around waiting for reinforcements. we have to go into the
location. having your local police officers is helpful too because they know the schools and the classrooms. >> reporter: oakland has its own independent police department in the school district. the next closest is stockton. at police headquarters, officers also monitor security cameras posted at all campuses. now, roughly 20 to 30 different educators will be taking part in this training today. it will start at 9:00 this morning and go on until noon. back to you guys. >> leigh, it doesn't sound like there are children involved in the drill, are there? >> reporter: no they have separate drills for students. this one is just for educators. it will be look a powerpoint presentation and a discussion. >> so much to tackle on the subject. thank you. straight to the question of the day which is in light of the recent mass shooting in florida, do you think more
security measures should be added to schools across the bay area? 76% of you say yes. 24% say no. let us know by voting on the ktvu twitter page and leaving comments on the ktvu facebook page. frank mallicoat once again taking the question of the day on the road. we find him in walnut creek with what people have to say. frank. >> reporter: good morning, gasia. we're at mel's diner. i'm talking to scotty who is app engineer and enjoying breakfast this morning. what is your take, in light of what happened a few days ago. do we need more security measures at our schools in the bay area. >> i really struggle with that. i have a couple kids of my own. dealing with the emotions of it, i -- i obviously want the kids to be protected. but the idea of adding more -- you know, more weapons on top of weapons is not the right solution. we have to control what we have out there now. >> reporter: we know what happened after 9/11 with airport security. are we heading that way with
schools, metal detectors or force to keep kids safe. what do you think? >> a lot of people agree with that plan. i'm not one of them. people would go with more security is better. no matter what. there is always a need for more. >> reporter: okay. i know in oakland they're doing drills today. have your kids gone through anything like that in the schools in the east bay. >> i'm not sure. not that they have told me be. >> reporter: and how have you reacted to this the last couple of days, especially with grammar school kids and a child in junior high? >> i have to say that i'm kind of numb to it. it happens so frequently these days that i -- i'm kind of numb to it. it is just another one unfortunately. >> reporter: and do you worry that something like that could happen at a school here in the bay area? >> i mean, we all worry about it. but i don't dwell on it. it is a -- the odds are so small with the number of people in our country. even though this happens from the news standpoint we hear
about it frequently but it doesn't happen in your community very frequently. i worry about it a little bit but i don't dwell on it. >> reporter: is there anything that we can do on the local level to protect the kids at the schools? >> you had mentioned in our previous conversation that the idea of having everybody on campus being very focused on who is on campus. certainly anybody who is on campus that doesn't belong there being questioned by everybody around seems like a great way for the community to get involved without weapons being involved to protect their own environment. >> reporter: we're vigilant now but we need to keep it up. >> absolutely. >> reporter: thanks for your thoughts on a tough topic today. we're at mel's diner. we will be back in an hour with more conversations and you can join in on twitter and facebook as well. >> thank you, frank. in broward county florida where the shooting happened, local leaders say it is important that law enforcement has the authority to deal with
people who show warning signs. on capitol hill, democrats say it is time for congress to take action. >> people are going to be rightfully so concerned about their rights, as am i. what about the rights of these students? what about the rights of young kids that go to schools with book bags and pencils? don't they have the right to be protected. >> children are dying in our schools, in our communities, on our streets. all that congress has to say is, let's have a moment of silence. >> the atf says about a year ago, cruz, the alleged shooter in florida, legally bought the semi automatic rifle used in the shooting at a store not far from the high school. assembly man ting of san francisco says he will reintroduce legislation that would allow school officials and mental officials to file for gun restraining orders for someone in danger of harming themselves or someone else. current california law only
allows family members or police to go to court to force a troubled person to give up their firearms. the governor vetoed it two years ago. but ting says the increase in shootings shows the need for legislation. the time is 7:41. the shooting is also raising questions about the role of social media companies in flagging violent content. about four months ago a video blogger in mississippi says he saw a comment on one of his youtube videos that said i'm going to be a professional school shooter. he flagged that comment and then notified both the fbi and youtube which removed the comment. now, after the shooting, the blogger says the fbi showed up to ask him questions about the comment but they couldn't confirm it was actually made by the suspected shooter. >> i actually didn't make the connection until i asked the fbi what could the shooting have to do with my youtube video? and he said it is the same name and we think it might be the
same person. >> a san clara university law professor says one of the biggest challenges in this situation is being able to judge if flagged content is random or an early warning sign of something serious. we are continuing to follow more developments in florida. at 8:00, what we have learned about the victims of the high school shooting and how two school employees stepped up to help save students' lives. and on a lighter note, a flight attendant goes up, up and beyond. up next, what she did to help a fellow mom who was likely at the end of her rope that likely meant a lot to the people on the plane. good morning. that's me on tv. good morning. if you are driving this morning, i think that the commute is just a little better than normal. and some commutes are actually light, which is great news for a friday. but i'll warn you about what will happen this afternoon that could change your plans.
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>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is now 7:45. the chp is praising some good samaritans in the east bay who pulled a man out of a burning car on a busy freeway in crockett. it happened yesterday morning on eastbound interstate 80 near the sky way in crockett. look at the pictures. the driver lost control of the car, hit the center divide. the car rolled over and burst into flames. other drivers saw all of this, got out of their cars, pulled the driver out of the wreckage just before the chp got there to put out the fire. the driver, who has serious leg injuries, was rushed to the hospital but is expected to survive. some students and community members are at stanford university planning an event at the site of the 2015 brock
turner assault. they want to honor the victims of sexual assault. they will read quotes from emily doe's letter. next friday's event comes after a school group started a petition asking stanford to publicly apologize for rejecting a plaque that was proposed at the site. can we talk about the flu? there is a new report out about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine this year. overall according to researchers, the vaccine is 36% effective. the centers for disease control says it offers limited protection against the many flu viruses spread around the country. the cdc is still saying get the vaccine because it can lessen the symptoms of the flu and reduce the duration. a hawaiian airline flight attendant is being praised for coming to the aid of a mother whose child was crying uncontrollably. this shows what happened during
the flight to honolulu. the baby had been crying for half an hour. the mother was at the end of her rope, exhausted after doing everything that she could to sooth the little one. nothing was working for mom, so that is when flight attendant gina reyes stepped? >> i saw a place where i could help. i was rocking and singing to him. i was singing lullabies to him. >> i watched that mom literally lean back in her chair and breathe. >> her coworkers called her mama gina. she has four children herself. she was also a surrogate mother. certainly she has a special touch. >> yeah. you don't know anything about babies crying. >> i have been there. thankfully our crying all night on the plane days are over. sal, as a parent, you know exactly what this other mom or dad is going through. >> before i had kids, i used to be scared of sitting next to them. and now it is cool. you know. >> yeah. >> i have had my own. come sit next to me if you want. i'm all right with it now.
let's go out and take a look at 80 westbound if you are driving from the carquinez bridge to the maze. it looks pretty good. there have been no major problems. it is lighter than usual but not completely light like it is here at the bay bridge. this is friday light for sure. not even 8:00 yet. so if you have to get into san francisco, go ahead and do it. i want to remind you though, this is the friday before a holiday weekend. if you're trying to use interstate 80 any time after noon today, you will see it crowded, especially as you drive towards vacaville and get up towards the sacramento area. a lot of people going to tahoe. i personally know even just a few people who are going to tahoe. that probably means you do too. northbound 880 slowing past oracle arena. no problems on the peninsula. we had an earlier accident north 101 in burlingame that slowed things down. things are improving. 7:48. let's bring in steve. >> thank you kind, sir. >> you're welcome. >> a beautiful day on tap for a friday. although cold this morning. if you think it is cold this
morning, there it is, clear skies, a few high clouds. we are looking for warmer temps today and saturday and then a big change sunday and monday. a frost at balboa park. i believe that. golden gate and balance owe aparks can get really cold. today we will be mild. 60s to mid-60s, upper 60s. lots of sun. it will be warmer. maybe a few high clouds. no big deal. saturday looks nice as well. and then we will see a significant change sunday and into monday as the temperature will drop big time. maybe 10, 15 degrees. there is more cold wind out of this for sunday. we could get a teeny bit. once it tails off tuesday or wednesday, we will have critical minimums for those concerned about that. the dry stretch of weather now goes for 22 days. winter dry spells are nothing new using san francisco climate data. twice san francisco has had 43
straight dry days. february 2nd to march 14th in 1864. so it ties for first and second. third, 42 days in 1962-19636789 and then 27th dryest is 23 days back in 1852. we will tie that tomorrow. there is a possibility maybe of getting a .01 on sunday. so a dry february means we have to pin our hopes on a miracle march. certainly possible. february 2012, we only had an inch and .09. march, 5.70. february 2006, 5.81. look at march. 8.74. february 1995, .24. that was it. 7.88 in march. try to be optimistic. most people are negative in weather. can't say i blame them. this year has been tough. as far as the precip forecast, a little bit for ukiah and sacramento and san francisco.
that would .01. not much. if we get the .01 on sunday, that would stop it. lots of sunshine today except for a few high clouds. lots of 30s showing up. 33 fan aairport. kelseyville was 29. they might have made it to 28. but 35 hillsberg. windsor, 33. 32 in occidental and novato. a cold air mass. we will warm up. it looks nice later today. high pressure wins out today and tomorrow. maybe a few near 70 on saturday. and then sunday, windy sunday with 50s for highs on monday and into tuesday. highs today will be very warm. low, mid, upper 60s. it is possible that somebody could sneak out a 70, seat cruise to gilroy. enjoy today and tomorrow because big changes are on the way. i wish it was rain but it will be windy and colder. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:51. how about combining jogging with picking up crash? coming up at 8:00, we will show
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the state's housing crisis. the proposal would make it harder for landlords to evict tenants and give renters more time to pay their bills. another would require landlords to give a valid and specific reason for eviction. that proposal is modeled after just cause eviction laws, one that oakland already has. >> a new study says there may be a link between the type of cell phone radiation and miscarriages. about a thousand women here in the bay area took part in the study. the risk of a miscarriage went up slightly after being exposed to high levels of money. onizing radiation. today marks the start of the chinese lunar new year. a billion and a half people are celebrating around the world.
fireworks and fire crackers lit up the night sky in beijing. here in san francisco, chinatown has been bustling all week as people prepare to welcome the year of the dog. yesterday many people were out doing last-minute shopping. restaurants busy in the kitchen preparing traditional dishes. the parade is set for next saturday, february the 24th. and if you can't attend in person, which i hope you do, we will bring it to you live right here on ktvu fox 2. we are proud to begin our coverage at 6:00 last saturday night. the time is now 7:57. the continuing search this morning for answers in florida. new details about the 19-year- old accused of shooting and killing 17 people at a high school, including the question many are asking, were major warning signs missed? plus, a high-speed chase through the streets of santa rosa leaves one man injured and
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about. >> okay. >> get ready sunday. >> all right. >> windy and colder on the way. may not want to do this on sunday. unless you don't mind wind, cold conditions. the wind will pick up as the system comes through. it could give us a teeny bit of rain. i don't think much. but lots of sun and a little warmer today and into saturday. then get ready. temperature drop. along with a big pick-up in the wind direction. that will come through on sunday. it will probably be breezy and cold on monday. tuesday morning might be the critical minimum morning. we will keep an eye on things as long as the wind tails off. 30s on the temps. beginning to bounce off the morning lose. they were very cold for everyone. north, south and even on parts of the coast. 29 in moraga. 32 walnut creek. 38 in blackhawk. danville is in there. pinole even made it to 29. sunny, mild to warm today with 60s, low, mid and upper.
8:01. sal, you said things have been pretty light. >> they have been light. slow traffic past oracle heading into downtown. that is typical. you can see for yourself it will take a while getting to the oakland airport. give yourself extra time. at the bay bridge, it is light from oakland to san francisco, into downtown. and also san francisco itself you can see highway 101 looks good approaching the 80 split. san mateo bridge is cleared out. if you're driving to the silicon valley today, it looks pretty good. some of the tech heads apparently have the day off. 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. this morning president trump tweeted that he will be leaving for florida today to meet with the families of victims of the florida school shooting. >> caroline shively is live in broward county, florida to bring us an update on all those injured in the shooting. >> reporter: hello there, mike and gasia. more details coming out from the hospital. two were released overnight. more details coming out about
what went down in the school wednesday afternoon. this information coming from the sun sentinel. a 15-year-old student said he ran into nikolas cruz while he was loading up his rifle in that school wednesday afternoon. he said get out of here. things are going to get messy. a massive candle light vigil in parkland thursday night. some students openly went as the names of their deceased friends were read allowed. others began looking back, remembering the gunman's hostility and violent tendencies. >> i knew he wasn't okay when he punched the window and said, i'm going to cause karma one day, because he got in trouble with the teacher. >> reporter: 19-year-old nikolas cruz appeared in court thursday, almost exactly 24 hours after he is accused of opening fire on the teenagers he once called classmates. >> are you nikolas jacob cruz? >> yes, ma'am. >> okay, sir. you are charged with 17 counts
of premeditated murder. >> reporter: the 19-year-old reportedly confessed to the massacre and is now on suicide watch. cruz has struggled with mental illness his entire life. she says his brain is like a child but he understands the gravity of the situation. >> he is remorseful. he is fully aware of what is going on. and he is just a broken human being. >> reporter: last year the fbi was notified about a comment posted to youtube where somebody named nikolas cruz wrote, quote, i'm going to be a professional school shooter. and mike and gasia, you mentioned the tweet coming from the president just an hour ago saying he would be meeting with the folks in broward county, calling them the bravest people on earth, people's whose lives have been shattered. >> thank you, caroline shively. we are learning more about the people killed in the
killing. >> two died protecting their students. more than a dozen children with dig dreams had their live cut short. monte francis reports. >> my friends, the light that we are sending to america and the world. >> reporter: in mark land, a vigil for the 14 students and three adults killed at stoneman douglas aisle high school, all remembered by candle light. >> we will always remember february 14th, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. what happened at that moment will forever be in our hearts. >> reporter: among the dead, nicholas dworet, the school swim team's captain who was hoping to make it to the olympics in 2020. 14-year-old alynn apetty called vibrant and determined. 14-year-old martin duque described as a funny kid. 15-year-old peter wang was
caring and selfless. 17-year-old helena ramsey was light hearted. and 18-year-old meadow pollack, a senior planning to attend college next year. >> right now it will be like the toughest part, just finding out why this happened and hopefully we can make a change so it can stop happening. >> reporter: 37-year-old aaron feis was an assistant football coach and security guard at the school. he died shielding students from the gunfire. 14-year-old jamie gout enberg loved to dance. 14-year-old cara loughran loved the beach. carmen schentrup was a merit scholarship semi finalist. gina montalto was on the winter guard team. joaquin oliver was 17 and went by the nickname guac and was a basketball player. alex played the trombone in the
marching band. scott beigel died protecting his students. chicago cubs star 1st base man anthony rizzo who graduated from the school made a tearful plea for something to change in the wake of the shooting. >> we get angry that there is nothing that we can do and nothing is done about it. and then we ultimately get immune and move on to something else. >> reporter: monte francis, ktvu fox 2 news. >> here in the bay area, students in mill valley are planning to march after school today, demanding changes to gun laws. >> last night a candle light vigil was held to talk about how to prevent shootings. parents and students and the community came together with a focus on ending gun violence. >> we have to start now. and so don't just sit back and mourn. take that pain and make a difference. >> the police chief of novato issued a community message saying that the shooting left
him heart broken and he is encouraging people to be vigilant and report troubling behavior to police. >> i would not want to live with the regret that will never go away if i could have potentially prevented school violence or some sort of other mass shooting anywhere else. i wouldn't want to live with that regret. >> the chief says the department has routine drills to prepare for situations like the shooting in florida. securing schools and keeping children safe. coming up at 8:30, what bay area school districts are doing in the wake of the deadly school shooting in florida. a high-speed pursuit through the streets of santa rosa ends in a fiery chase. we will tell you who was chasing whom. and we do have new problems now in the east bay, along with traffic that is generally light in some areas today. we will tell you more about all of that coming up. cold this morning for many. but some very cold air is on the way for sunday and monday. the afternoon high temps today
>> police in santa rosa are investigating what led up to a fiery crash involving a stolen vehicle. >> ktvu's christien kafton has more on the crash and the people who chased down the suspected car thief. >> reporter: this morning public works crews from the city of seat rosa are -- santa rosa are clearing the remains
of the fiery scene in santa rosa. we're hearing from family members that this all started with a auto theft and turned into a high-speed pursuit through the streets of santa rosa, leaving one man injured and a car in flames. let's show you the aftermath of the crash. we know so far that sometime after midnight, that the victims heard a noise outside of their home. when they looked outside, they saw someone apparently breaking into and stealing their white dodge charger. the charger took off and two men from the home hopped into another vehicle and began tailing that car. a chase took them through the streets of santa rosa reportedly at a high rate of speed. santa rosa police say at times, the speeds reached 100 miles per hour. the car's owner lost site of the charger but then heard a loud crash. by the time they arrived, they found that the white dodge charger had crashed into six other vehicles and caused a car fire. >> i heard a huge smash.
i instantly looked up and over here a car was in a fireball. it was instantaneous. there were some people trying to kick in the window but the fire was so strong they couldn't do anything. >> reporter: the car thief was thrown from the car or managed to crawl out after the crash and was unresponsive at the scene. we don't have an update on the driver's condition. he was taken to an area hospital. and police have not been able to talk to him and have not yet been able to identify him. one more look. you can see the remains of those six vehicles that were devastated by that crash. and we are hoping to learn more about this incident. and once we do, we will get the information to you. for now, from santa rosa, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. the modesto couple charged with the stabbing death of a woman outside of livermore are expecting a baby. the couple were back in court yesterday and did not enter
pleas for the charges of murder. leonardo's attorney said he just met his clients and does not want to address specifics of the case until he receives evidence from the district attorney. >> she is scared and frightened by all of this. this is a terrible situation for her. she is not someone who is ongoing -- she doesn't interact with criminal justice system on a regular basis. this is new to her. >> sources tell ktvu that daniel gross admitted to stabbing the victim more than two dozen times in the head, back, and neck. gross says he acted in self defense. sonoma county wants the united states supreme court to review an appellate court's decision on the fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez by a sheriff's deputy. the 9th circuit court of appeals upheld the decision that rejected the assertion that the deputy was justified and acted in self defense.
in october of 2013, lopez was carrying a bb pellet rifle that resembled an ak-74 in a vacant lot near santa rosa. the deputy thought the gun was real when lopez turned towards him. the fatal shooting led to a number of protests in the county. the family says the deputy did not identify himself and warn that he would shoot. county officials have until april 2nd to file papers with the supreme court. some students and community members at stanford want to honor emily doe and other victims of sexual assault. they will read quotes from her letter and talk about how stanford can uphold its commitment to fight against sexual violence. it comes after a school group started a petition asking stanford to apologize for rejecting jane doe chosen for a plaque at the site. it was a smooth ride in at least on the lower east shore.
how are we looking, sal? >> you're right, mike. it is a smooth ride on the freeways. something to talk about on antioch city streets near putnam. there is a crash involving a pedestrian reportedly. i want to put it out where it is. i can zoom in a little bit. there is a crash involving a pedestrian. they reported someone was injured there. it appears from someone -- i called someone who lives near there and he told me that they're clearing up the scene. how far, there is slow traffic on lone tree way. a good area to stay away from because of a crash. right now as we move back into the freeway traffic, you can see that contra costa not bad. a little bit of slowing just after the walnut interchange. a little bit of slowing on highway 4. bay bridge has cleared up nicely. this is also a nice commute on 880 northbound. a little bit of slowing getting
up to downtown oakland. remember, today is the friday before a long holiday weekend. a lot of people will be on the road early. i mean by noon trying to get out of town. don't be surprised by this as you -- just going home but there will be a lot of people on the road. 8:17. let's bring in steve. >> thank you, sal. clear, mostly clear. it will be a beautiful day. a little cold this morning. but it is going to get colder. some of the lows this morning, east hillsberg, 28. kellyville, 29. bennett valley, 29. sebastopol was in there. and sonoma i saw a 30. it will be mild to warm today for this time of year. not record setting warm but the average is 60 to 63. we may get to 70 degrees today and tomorrow. after that, a big drop. the dry stretch is now 22 days without any measurable rain. that could end sunday. what we're banking on is a miracle march. has it happened before?
it sure has. february 2012, only an inch and .09 fell in february. 5.70 for march. february 2006, not a bad month but mar was a great month. february 1995, that is kind of the one we're looking at for a comparison there. only a quarter inch fell. march 1995, just shy of eight inches of rain. 7.88. we still have hope. hang in there, everybody. there could be a .01 in san francisco. if that is the case, it would stop the streak at 21 days. the main system on sunday will be a cold windy one. not so much precip. it will produce snow up in the sierra and also up in shasta. we're rebounding off some of the lows. 33 menlo park. los al toes, 32. we had low 40s on the coast, on the san mateo coast. fremont at 37 degrees. slowly warming up, 16 in
truckee. 43 in monterey. everything looks good for sunshine. it is a layer day. mornings and nights are cold. the afternoons are not bad. but the afternoon temperatures don't warm up much. sunday and monday, we drop temps into the 50s for high. big change on the way. but today is sunshine and warm temps. same for saturday. sunday morning might start off all right. by sunday night, you'll be saying holy cow that is a cold wind. >> where do we live. >> where do we live. it is coming. >> thank you. the time is 8:19. more immigration raids. this time happening in southern california. 100 people have been detained. the protests that followed and the call for emergency action.
♪[music] ♪ here coming the rain again ♪ falling on my head like a memory ♪ ♪ falling on my head like a youth in motion ♪ ♪ >> we are trying to will it so with our traffic jams. here comes the rain again. thank you, jeff. if there's a special song that you want to hear, our theme is rain. obviously we love the nice weather but we need rain. i will play your requests every friday morning. use #ktvu on twitter, instagram or facebook. mitt romney is running for the senate in the state of utah. the 2012 presidential nominee announced his campaign this
morning in a video message and on twitter. former governor brings strong name recognition in a race for a state that will soon be vacant. or inhatch announced that he will be retiring at the end of his term this year. the fate of thousands of undocumented immigrants remains in question this morning after the u.s. senate rejected four proposals to extend the daca program. one was defeated by 21 votes. it would have created a path to citizenship for dreamers, funded the border wall and tightened restrictions on illegal immigration. a separate bipartisan bill fell four votes short of passing. >> i think this is a decision the senate is going to regret and i hopewell be able to remedy the injustice soon. >> i just think we missed an opportunity for the american people and we missed an opportunity for the daca
immigrants. >> president trump has ordered the daca program to end march 5th unless congress can pass a fix. two federal judges have blocked it from ending while court challenges are heard. italian americans in san francisco are launching a campaign to reverse a decision by the board of supervisors to rename columbus day indigenous peoples day. they say they want to honor the native-americans who were already here when christopher columbus arrived. now there is a signature collecting campaign to put a measure on the november ballot to reclaim the former columbus day as a italian american heritage day. they want a day to honor the contributions of italian americans. protests have been taking to the streets of los angeles after dozens of ice raids have been reported in the area in past week. at least 100 people we know have already been arrested. the group not one more deportation gathered to protest the federal raids and demand action to stop them.
federal immigration agents have visited 122 southern california businesses so far and say they're forced to meaning more arrests because local police are not cooperating with them. the centers for disease control released new information on how effective the flu vaccine this year is. it shows the flu shot is about 36% effective overall. and 25% effective against h3n2 strain, the one causing most of the illnesses. the vaccine is about 51% effective in children. although three out of four children who have died were not vaccinated. doctors add that some protection is better than none. >> getting the flu shot is the same kind of sensible precaution as buckling your seat belt. imagine if you can cut your chances of getting in a car crash by 36%. >> the cdc's final analysis of the vaccine won't be ready until the flu season ends in late spring. a new online trend is helping people to stay in shape and keep the neighborhoods
clean at the symptom. it is cowled plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter. this trend started in sweden and the world is a play on a swedish phrase that means to pick up. >> it is a two for one. >> yes. how much do you think you need to make to buy a home in san francisco? think higher. the staggering salary that one group says buyers need to make and how many households are actually reaching that benchmark. two days after a deadly shooting at a school in florida, oakland unified school district is having training for teachers and staff today. and we do see traffic that is going to be busy if you are driving on westbound highway 4. but it is improving quite a bit. we will tell you more about the improving east bay continuings -- conditions.
tiburon, 43. there were low 40s even in san francisco. depending on your elevation, again, if you have any breeze or not. a lot of cloud cover streams into arizona. if you're heading down to phoenix, scottsdale, tucson, tucson might get a little rain. southern california and las vegas getting higher clouds. a big drop, windy on sunday and 50s for highs on monday. today though mid to upper 60s. maybe a few near 70. 8:30 on a friday. and you tell us the traffic is -- >> light. >> good. >> in some areas. there are a couple spots where it is not but light almost everywhere now. a reminder this is a holiday weekend. many people will be hitting the road early to get out of town. let's look at highway 4 in antioch. highway 4 looks good. completely cleared out in antioch. there was an accident involving a car that hit a pedestrian and we don't know the condition of
the pedestrian. however, it is somewhat close to an elementary school. this is an intersection there. if you're familiar with it. fire house smog and the gas station is there. so please give yourself extra time. if you're driving on 680 from the benecia bridge down to walnut creek, it looks good. again, just because you see it light right now, i think people are getting ready to leave town. we will see a lot of slow traffic going the other way later on. now back to the desk. earlier this morning president trump confirmed in a tweet that he will be meeting with the families of victims of the florida high school shooting. he tweeted, i will shall leaving for florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth. the people whose lives have been totally shattered. i'm also working with congress on many fronts. we're learning new information about the florida school shooting after the shooter nikolas cruz made his first court appearance. he reportedly confessed to the shooting is now on suicide
watch. he shows some signs of autism and has suffered from mental health problems for a long time. >> he is sad. he is mournful. he is remorseful. he is fully aware of what is going on. and he's just a broken human being. >> cruz is being held without bail. the attorney general says prosecutors will seek the death penalty. following the shooting, many people are calling for more gun control laws. in broward county, they want law enforcement to deal with people with warning signs. on capitol hill, it is time to take action. >> people will be concerned about their rights, as am i. what will the rights of the students and the young kids that go to schools with book bags and pencils in don't they have the right to be protected? >> children are dying in our schools and our communities, on
our streets. all this congress has to say is let's have a moment of silence. >> the atf says about a year ago, cruz legally bought that assault rifle used in the shooting at a store right near the high school. assembly man phil ting of san francisco will reintroduce legislation that would allow coworkers and mental health officials to file for gun restraining orders against someone who may be at risk of harming themselves or someone else. current law only allows family members and police to go to court to force a troubled person to give up firearms. the governor vetoed the measure two years ago but the assembly man says the increase in shootings at workplaces and schools shows there is a need for the new legislation. the oakland unified school district will hold an active shooter training this morning. >> leigh martinez is live to talk about the training that teach everies and staff are
getting today. >> reporter: that's right. oakland schools receive training every year on what to do if an active shooter were to come on campus. this training is just for teachers and staff. no students are participating. it was actually on the books scheduled months ago. it will begin at 9:00 and go on until noon today. now, the training will prepare school staff to deal with an active shooter on campus by raising awareness on everything from the characteristics of active shooters, how active shooters choose their targets and what to do when a shooting happens. the chief says that educators need to make a decision to either run, hide or fight. but he says while the training is helpful, disarming a civilian with an assault rifle is the only way to stop an attack. >> the reality is the school in florida had great training. the school in florida was in an affluent neighborhood. they talked about all of the training and policies and procedures they had in place and nothing is going to stop
somebody with an assault rifle who is armed to kill human beings. we can't stop them. we didn't stop them in aurora or columbine or las vegas. you're not going to stop someone with an assault weapon that will come in and do damage. all of the metal detectors will stop them. >> reporter: oakland unified has its own independent police department. the next closest is stockton. also at police headquarters, officers monitor security cameras posted at all campuses. now the chief also recommends that parents talk to their children about active shooter situations such as what to do if they are at a mall or a movie theater. what is their plan? are they going to try to high and hunker down? are they going to run or try to engage the shooter, fight for their lives? these are the conversations
that parents should be having with their children. this active shooter training will take place today. it starts at 9:00 and goes to noon. just for teachers and staff. none of the students are participating in this one. >> leigh martinez in oakland, thank you. following the shooting in florida, our question of the day is do you think that more security measures should be added to bay area schools. 77% say yes. 23% say no. >> frank mallicoat is live in walnut creek at mel's diner with more on the question of the day. hey, frank. >> reporter: good morning, guys. we are at mel's diner i have a father-son combo enjoying breakfast. this is russell and paul. we have been talking about this. so you're a teacher. you teach at pittsburgh high. >> yes. >> english. what is your take on all of this. do we need more security at that school level? >> i think security will only do so much. it will help ameliorate.
but anything short of gun legislation that curbs the availability of guns will not solve the issue. >> there has been some talk about actually arming teachers. >> yeah. i don't believe that is a good idea. >> uh-huh. >> all it takes is just one individual who might not have the right mental health capacity to create another travesty. yeah. i think arming -- having more availability of guns out there is not going to help the situation. >> i don't think it would be a good environment too to learn in. >> i think students would be a little more scared. we may have more leverage on the students. i'm just kidding. >> you grew up in taiwan. >> right. >> would something like this ever happen in taiwan. >> in a smaller scale. because there is a limited access to guns. you know, if you get mad at someone, the only thing available to you as a weapon is your kitchen knife. but if you have access to the
gun like ak-15, the travesty is expanded much longer. i think limitation of access to guns is the answer. that's the way i see it. yeah. >> reporter: well, it probably all does start with our legislation. >> yes. >> reporter: i want to thank you for the time. i enjoyed our conversation. and hopefully we can get something done. >> great. thank you. >> reporter: that is the latest live here at mel's continuing the conversation all morning long. come on down and join us. you can go to twitter and facebook as well. back to you. >> thank you, frank. one of the world's biggest casino companies will check the guest's hotel rooms every 24 hours even if they have a do not disturb sign hanging on the door. cesars has adopted the new room check policies after a gunman killed 58 people from his hotel room in las vegas. it was later discovered that he had assembled a large number of guns and ammunition in the hotel room. the hotel says it is implementing the new policy at
all of the properties worldwide. a police officer in southern california went to a high school to talk to students there following the florida school shooting and ended up really bonding with a group of children. ♪[music] >> this is what happened when the culver city police officer went to the high school along with fellow officers during lunch. they were there to reassure the students they are safe and protected. you can see here the students appreciatedet message and the officer's dance moves as well. the feeling of community and togetherness is one of the positive that's can come after a terrible time such as we saw in florida. >> good to see. home prices in the bay area, let's just say they're not going down. up next, just how much you have to make in order to afford a home in city by the bay. well, temperatures will be warming up. i know it was cold this morning. wait until monday morning. much colder. we will have more on that.
bed ♪ ♪ >> beautiful sunny weather. songs about reason. what is going on here? we're trying to get rain to come. that has been our theme. thank you for playing along with traffic jams. thanks to kelly for requesting this song. if there's a special song that you want to hear, let us know. i play your requests every friday morning. use #vie vie on facebook, -- tvu on facebook, twitter or instagram. >> thank you, sal. pam cook is back with the dollars and sense report. >> yes. a lot of good corporate earnings have been coming in helping to drive the markets lately. some of the big names, campbell's soup and coca-cola with good numbers this morning. taking a look at the opening bell. i was able to find out a little more about the special guest ringing the bell had morning --
this morning. that is flynn who won the westminster kennel club this year. i found out that he likes to be groomed and likes to be fluffy. he is a happy winner there. they are celebrating on the new york stock exchange with the opening bell. taking a look at the numbers. right back up. the dow is up 130 points. a half of a percent. 25,329. the nasdaq and s&p 500, half of a percent there as well. how much money do you need to make to buy a home in san francisco? according to the california association of realtors, more than $300,000 a year. the median price of a single- family home in san francisco is now $1.5 million. now, if you figure 20% down payment, your monthly payment would be about $7,500 a month. now, another study found that only 12% of households can
actually afford that kind of payment. still more than during the 2007 housing crisis when only 8% of people were able to afford the median priced home. well, the smucker's company says it is voluntarily pulling shipments of popular dog food that tested positive for traces of a drug that is used to euthanize animals. here is a list of the products. the amount found in the food was not at lethal levels but any trace of that is not permitted in pet food. smuckers is looking into how the drug may have ended up in the dog food. it may be a company that is used to supply an ingredient. a travel show taking place this weekend. the travel and adventure show will be at the convention center saturday and sunday. it has many activities and exhibits to help you plan your
next trip or adventure. there are booths for planning cruises or trips like india, alaska and europe. >> you're going to come here and find your next vacation among hundreds of destinations. experts on hand to help you find your next trip at a price that you can't find anywhere else. >> the doors open at 10:00 tomorrow morning at the convention center. tickets are $11 in advance or $15 at the door. and a new study shows newly engaged couples are actually delaying their weddings because of the rising costs. they surveyed 5,000 married couples. 30% delayed their weddings for financial reasons, compared to 8% ten years ago. people seem to be spending more on the actual proposal than the wedding. as gasia says, you should not start out in debt. >> no. >> it is not a good start. that is a big stress for
married couples, money. >> right. >> to start out in debt. >> i can't even tell you what i ate that night. >> i can tell you what i was wearing the moment he asked. >> the point is you spend all of this money on food. there are certain moments of that day that are important that you should save. >> don't worry about the food. think about the people and the moment. >> the moment feeling is free. >> let's check in with sal and the friday morning commute. what is going on, sal? >> it is nice and light. what is going to happen, this is the calm before the traffic storm, if you will. let's go out and take a look at these commutes. 80 westbound looks good. i have a feeling that a lot of people will be on the road coming noon or around that time, trying to get out of town for the long holiday weekend. some people obviously not going to work, trying to stretch it out to a four-day weekend. it is light at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is beginning to get better as a stalled vehicle on 880 northbound or i think this would be much better. things are unwinding.
580 is a good alternate. here is a live look at 280 in san jose. the traffic looks good. 8:48. let's bring in steve with today ease weather. >> the afternoons are nice. at least today and tomorrow. then big changes on the way for sunday and monday. sfo here, temperatures 30s for many. including over by the coast and around the bay. inland we had a few 20s and low 30s. but lots of sun. it will be a little warmer today. if somebody hits a 70, santa cruz, santa clara valley, tomorrow is a better opportunity and then a big change. we could use rain as sal's traffic jams have been focusing on today. 22 days in a row without any rain. last one on the 25th of january. it is a possibility that there could be a little bit with this system coming in on sunday. .03 in sacramento. san francisco, .01. if that happens, we will make it to 23 days tomorrow. but sunday would be the day. the main message would be a
colder, windy pattern. there won't be a lot with the system. let's look ahead and bank on a miracle march. there have been many. february 2012. we only had an inch and .09 for san francisco. march 2012, 5.70. february 2006, 2.81. march, 8.74. here is the one key one here, february 1995, .24. yet march 1995, 7.88. all good information. so there is a possibility. be optimistic here. maybe we can get that in march and spring. not much here in the next few days for sure. in fact if anything temperatures will get very cold here. there could be snow from the system coming down from the sierra and shasta. be advised if you are going up there, don't be surprised by that. it is a cold and windy situation setting up. not today or tomorrow. today is sunny to mostly sunny. warm and upper 60s. then a big drop.
highs on monday will be in the 50s. so we're near 70 for some today. yet, by sunday and into monday, these will drop a good 10, 15 degrees. enjoy the sunshine. temperatures above average. they will go near average to below sunday and monday, gasia. >> thank you, steve. today marks the start of the lunar new year. how people in chinatown are preparing to usher in the year of the dog.
>> the chp says good samaritans pulled a man from the car yesterday. this is what happened there on the sky way in crockett. this happened after the driver lost control of the car that hit the center divide, rolled over and caught fire. drivers got out of their cars and pulled the man to safety. all before chp officers arrived to put out the fire which you see happening here. the 62-year-old driver was taken to the hospital. we're told that the driver has
serious injuries to his legs but is expected to survive. a convenience store in union city is need of repair after a car drove right through the front doors. the honda crashed into a 7- eleven on miles road near almond boulevard. firefighters responded and posted the pictures on twitter. fire crews and union city police responded to the crash. luckily no one was heard. no word on how the driver ended up inside the store. to the south bay where a former san jose gym teacher has been arrested on charges of child molestation. he turned himself into police earlier this week. he caught pe classes at willow glenn middle school but placed on leave in september after parents saw him taking photos of female students. the computer was searched and they found several inappropriate images on him. he is charged with seven counts
of child molestation. people in china celebrated with a big fireworks show. a billion and a half people are celebrating around the world. fireworks and fire crackers lit up the night sky in beijing. here at home in san francisco, chinatown has been busy all week as people prepare to welcome in the year of the dog. yesterday people did last- minute shopping. restaurant kitchens were busy preparing traditional dishes. one woman looks forward to eating a traditional meal with family and friends today. >> chinese people, food is number one, right. and all we ever think about is food. >> preparations are in full swing for the big chinese new year parade set for next saturday, february 24th. if you haven't seen it in person, i encourage you to do
>> a hawaiian airlines flight attendant is being praised for going above and beyond. cell phone video shows what happened during a flight to honolulu. a flight attendant stepped in after the baby had been crying for about 30 minutes and the mother was exhausted doing all that she could do. the flight attendant soothed the baby using techniques that she remembered being a young mother. >> i was rocking and singing to him. >> i watched that mom just literally lean back in her chair and breathe. >> her coworkers called her mama gina. she has four children of her own and was also a surrogate
mother. 17-year-old figure skater vincent rotated four times before landing on the opposite foot. he received his highest score of the season. he is in 12th place ahead of the free skate competition. he told reporters that he was telling himself to remember to breathe. here is the latest medal count. the giants first preseason game is just about a week from today. and fans will be eager to see madison bumgarner and if he can bounce back after the forgettable season last year. he missed three months after a dirt bike accident in colorado on an off day. the giants finished last in the nl west. he took a new approach this off season and might be stronger this season. >> i worked harder this year
than i have before. i have always worked hard but just a little morin tensity, started earlier this year. >> giants manager says that bumgarner will not be on a pitch count this season. if they believe he can finish a game, he is going to leave him in. stay with ktvu for more from spring training. joe fonzi will join us live from arizona in the next hour. the nba goes hollywood this weekend. first the celebrity game. this is video from last year's game. it has a host of athletes and entertainers. tomorrow is the slam dunk contest as well as the three- point shooting contest. that includes klay thompson. the all-star game is scheduled for sunday. today the sfo wag brigade will hang in the lunar new year for passengers going through the airport. it is a team of trained animals, mainly dogs and a pig that go through the terminals
and interact with travelers. they provide comfort, especially to children. folks will receive traditional stuffed with chocolate gold coins. >> we're live with the youngest driver on the monster jam tour as the show roars right into the oakland coliseum this weekend. welcome to the 9. here we are are on friday. it has been a long, difficult week for so many. not just in the bay area but certainly in florida. there is a lot to be thankful for as we enter a new year, the year of the dog and the lunar calendar. i was at my little one's school partly because i needed to -- >> i know you like to volunteer. >> i do. and we had another great mom come in. she has