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listening session after the deadly school shooting last week. what the president is saying about bringing more guns into schools. police release body cam video after a shooting by a bart police officer. how the bart police chief is defending that officer. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> a busy and beautiful thursday morning. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. it is a chilly, chilly thursday morning. steve paulson is right over here. >> where? oh, here. gasia, good morning. thank you, dave. some areas are clear and some have a cloud system. low snow levels are possible later today. the streak of 27 days in a row in san francisco without rain will end today. we're going to get cloud cover later this afternoon. here is the system coming in. look at that. very low snow levels up in mendocino and lake county and there is a possibility of maybe
some thunderstorm activity. it is marginal but i'll mention it. flurries have started up in reno thanks to our observer gary there. he says it looks very ominous and the snow is picking up up in the mountains. it goes until 10:00 tonight. it looks like snow in hamilton. a brand went through earlier -- band went through earlier. 30s and 40s on the temps. sfo has gusts to 33. 30 in half moon bay. west at hayward, west at oakland, west at san carlos. it will be a blustery cool day with some widely scattered rain. temperatures low to mid-50s for everyone else. 40s up north. 7:01. here is sal. >> the traffic is okay on the san mateo bridge. steve and i were talking about this. if you have time to look at your tv screen here, look at water. the water is being moved by the
wind, i guess. and it is going to be okay driving. just be careful as you drive the bridge. here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that is backed up all the way to the maze. meter lighting are okay. if you're driving from 80 from the carquinez bridge to the mac maze, it is a 30-minute delay. in palo alto, eastbound oregon expressway heading over to 101, there is a crash right before highway 101. if you want to get to highway 101, use embarcadero instead. that's the best way to do it considering the deadly crash there involving two vehicles. palo alto police will be on the scene for at least a couple of hours. 7:02. let's go back to the desk. >> two people were killed in bay point early this morning when a car and pickup truck crashed and ended up in the front yard of a home. it happened at warn drive off of port chicago highway. the chp says the two people who died were in the car and the truck is, not the home. another person was taken to the hospital with injuries. the man who was sleeping inside
of the house at the time heard a loud bang and felt the house shake. alex savidge is live at the scene and will have a report at 7:30. president trump says congress and the nra may be willing to support some gun restrictions. in a series of tweets this morning, the president talked about proposals, many of which were discussed in a listening session he held yesterday with families impacted by school shootings. >> i'm just begging for a change. we need a change. >> the solution is not going to be a singular thing. it will be multi faceted. >> it is not left and right. it is not political. it is a human issue. people are dying. >> president trump is meeting with state and local leaders on the issue of school safety today. he will also meet with a group of governors next week to discuss ironing out safety proposals. the proposal getting the most attention right now, letting teachers with special training carry guns inside of
the classroom. >> allie rasmus joins us live with people's reaction to possibly arming teachers. >> reporter: there are already eight states in the u.s. that allow or don't expressly prohibit teachers from carrying in the classroom. california is not one of them. the president said in a tweet that arming teacherswould allow them to, quote, immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions and would serve to a deterrent to the cowards that do this. a gun free school is a magnet for bad people. we spoke to a student this morning that says she finds the idea way too risky. >> i don't like that idea at all. >> why? >> well, i feel like it adds to the fear that students have already about someone coming in and shooting. and if you have -- i feel like students shouldn't be afraid in general at their own school. having firearms there, they know it is there now and that
adds to the fear. >> reporter: now, we also talk today people who strongly support the idea. but even they admit there are risks to adding guns to the classroom. >> of course there is. there is risk any time that a gun is involved in anything. ask the police. you know. >> but you still think it is worth it. >> i think it is, yes. if they can save a kid or two. >> reporter: now, this idea first came up during mr. trump's presidential campaign in 2016. there was some discussion about -- at an nra event, he said he wanted to eliminate gun-free zones and there is discussion whether that meant at the time applying to schools as well. but in this latest proposal, mr. trump suggested arming and training about 20% of k-12 educators nationwide, which would add up to about 640,000 people. now, there is also strong opposition to this idea. of course the head of the national education organization, the union that
represents about three million k-12 public teachers panned the idea saying the last thing that students need are more guns in the classroom. back to you guys. >> all right. allie rasmus, thank you. >> our question of the day is, do you think that teachers should be armed? we see from our early poll results, 19% say yes, 81% say no. let us know by voting on twitter and leave comments on our facebook page. after last week's florida shootings, students from all over the country, including right here in the bay area, staged walkouts yesterday. about 50 students at alameda high school walked out of class late yesterday morning. they want to draw the attention to tougher gun laws and hope that lawmakers will take action. >> it makes me want to cry. like we lost so many lives to this. it is just hard. knowing that these children are dead. >> now, the walkout only lasted about 15 minutes.
and it was peaceful. we're following developing news in antioch where a double shooting is being investigated after a man was killed and a woman was injured. this happened near west 9th street and j street around 8:00 last night. police rushed to the complex and found a man dead. we don't know the woman's condition. so far no arrests have been made. four people were hurt in two separate robberies tuesday night. in the first one, three women walking on clay street were beaten and robbed. a car drive up to them, several young men jumped out and they attacked them. an 18 and 16-year-old were later arrested. in the second robbery, a woman and her family were unloading their car on stone eroad avenue when two men drove up and grabbed her purse. some of the victims had to go to the hospital but none of the injuries are life threatening. up next, the new policy to give some of the inmates expanded rights. changes could be coming
soon to san francisco's cable cars. also what it means for you riders. well, things have improved on the freeways. we had a little bit of what we call the rocket slowdown. i'll explain what that means coming up. well, we may have a little snow slowdown later this evening. it is already beginning to fly up towards the sierra nevada. looking at mount diablo. cloud cover already increasing. she was falling farther homeworand farther behind.ttle. we thought if we pushed harder.... but pushing harder didn't work.. sylvan worked. sylvan worked. sylvan worked. at sylvan, our certified teachers use personalized programs to help motivate students achieve their personal best. the results aren't just in her grades.
>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is now 7:10. this morning in hayward, arson investigators still at the scene of last night's big fire. it started in an abandoned building. it started about 9:30 in the strip mall on mission boulevard right across from the food source store. witnesses say transients were seen leaving the building around the time they first saw
the flames. the family of a man killed by a bart police officer will demand justice, in their words, from bart directors. this comes one day after the transit agency released the entire body camera footage from the deadly shooting. paul chambers reports that bart released the complete video after the family released a smaller clip from the shooting and they say it proved the shooting was unjustified. >> reporter: bart released the video in its entirety. it shows him running inside of the bart station. when the officers heard the initial shots ring out in less than a minute he reacts and fires the fatal shots. he runs across four lanes of traffic where the men were entangled in a scuffle. as the officer gets closer, he shouts more thanks and fires three shots. the family says they're happy
that bart police finally released the video in its entirety. >> it is quite unprecedented for us to share video of ongoing investigations. so i do want to touch on two things right up front. number one, i do want to emphasize that the loss of any member of the community is tragic. this case is no different. number two, there are multiple ongoing investigations taking place. >> reporter: the chief couldn't go into details about the shooting because of the ongoing investigations. however he did point out the still photos in which officers used a yellow circle to show the weapon. >> to me it appears that the gun appears is when we see the other individual trying to either take the gun away from mr. tindel or pin it down towards the ground. that's the first time that the camera view shows it is a handgun. >> reporter: paul chambers, ktvu fox 2 news. >> we posted the entire footage of the shooting on ktvu.com.
to see it, click on the story right near the top of our home page. muni, well, we have more information from them on when cable cars could go cashless. muni says cable car operators may stop accepting cash next year. this comes after two cable car operators were arrested last year for allegedly stealing cash on the cable cars. on tuesday, muni told the board of supervisors that by the fall of 2019, they will require prepaid fairs for all cable car boardings. certainly we've had driverless cars on bay area roads for months now but they always have someone behind the wheel in case there's a problem. next monday, a state agency will decide if robot driven cars can be tested without a backup human driving. the rules for truly driverless cars have been under review for weeks. if the agency approves, cars without a person on the driver's seat could be on city streets starting april 2nd. you can't run out and buy one.
>> no? >> you can't take one to work yet. they are being used by companies. they will not be allowed to charge riders and the cars have to be constant contact with a remote operator as it stands right now. >> the future is here. it will be here in like three days. >> i know. sal is here right now watching the commute. your hands have been full this morning. >> yes. my hands have been full. let's talk about some of the commutes now. i want to talk about palo alto because highway 101 is not affected but there is a deadly crash on oregon expressway, just west of highway 101. in fact on oregon expressway, you cannot get to highway 101 at the moment. you cannot drive on oregon expressway and get on to the freeway. my suggestion is use embarcadero to get over to the freeway instead. let's do that again since i kind of, you know, messed it up the first time. eastbound oregon expressway can't get to 101 because of an
accident near the freeway. your alternate is embarcadero getting out to the freeway instead. palo alto police tweeted they will be on the investigation for at least the next couple of hours. a deadly collision involving two vehicles. the freeway looks all right. this is a look at the south bay nearby. southbound 101 slowing from 880 driving up into sunnyvale. 280 slow near 17. talking about the bay bridge, you can see traffic is going to be okay on the span. but it's going to be slow. i mentioned the rocket slowdown. and our friend -- my colleague, mike mibach, said yeah, driving to work, people were pulling over to look at the rocket launch. a come of my friends even sent me texts while they were driving. now that is gone and traffic is recovering. let's bring in steve with the forecast. >> thank you, sal. i appreciate it. a big change in the weather today even though you have sun right now. the cloud cover is increasing and a cold system is on the
way. we had light rain earlier with light snow it looks like at mount hamilton. that has since moved through. now the next part of the system is coming in. already moving in towards the north and the sierra. snowing in carson city. 80 westbound is not looking good. i would agree with that. there is already a winter weather advisory posted. the snow is picking up. truckee and blue canyon both say snow. observer in reno said snow flurries have begun and the snow level could get down to 2,000 feet. up towards shasta, snow is getting closer. there will be low no levels going up 5 if you're headed in that direction. for us, sierra nevada, i would not be surprised if six to eight inches of snowfalls tonight. so this will be better for them than us. but i think we will get rain out of this. temperatures around lake tahoe, a lot of teens and 20s.
incline village, 14. tahoe city at 18 and same with homewood. and south lake tahoe, 22. there's our system coming in. rain. but boy it is turning to snow pretty far to the west. closer to the coast. there will be low snow levels. the windchill in seattle is 17. and 29 in portland, 21 in bend. there is cold air coming in for us tomorrow. 37 santa arose a. napa airport also 37. gusts to 31 at half moon bay. west at oakland, west at hayward, west at palo alto. a mostly cloudy, breezy to windy day with scattered showers developing later today and very low snow levels. 36 up in ukiah. it will be a quick mover. it's going to keep us rather cool to cold. i think the streak of 27 days without rain in san francisco ends later today. i think it will be close. so we will go with that. temperatures though are still well below average. and they will stay there into friday. it does look like march is coming in like a lion there,
gasia. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:18. the mayors of 11 of the biggest cities in california are supporting new state legislation that would earmark more than a billion dollars to fight homelessness. the number of homeless people has surged here in california as the housing crisis has become worse. last year a census showed almost 135,000 people across our state are homeless. city leaders say they need help from the state to address the magnitude and complexity of this issue. >> we believe if the state of california invests its surplus into addressing these humanitarian crisis, it is california's mayors that will deliver results fastest. >> highlighting her efforts in the bay area, oakland mayor libby schaaf says she is working to help house almost 2,000 people living on the streets of oakland.
>> three, two, one. liftoff. >> and you watched that liftoff live right here on mornings on 2 just about an hour ago. a spacex rocket carrying satellites blasted off from vandenberg air force space. the falcon 9 lifted this morning. you could see it flying through the sky in the bay area. a lot of people pulled over and watched. the pay load consists of two small test satellites for a system to provide internet access to remote areas. >> it was a thrill to watch it live. what is considered middle class? the answer may surprise you if you live in silicon valley. >> pam cook is back with more on that and another rally on wall street. >> yes. good economic news came in this morning. beat expectations posting the third straight gains for the month for january. so that is definitely helping things out this morning. the best performing stock on the dow when the bell rang this
morning, united technologies. that's after talk of splitting up the business to be more successful. of course they're celebrating the olympics there this morning on the new york stock exchange. united tech makes otis elevators, engines and carrier air conditions. that stock leading the way. >> here is a live look at the dow jones. it shot up more than 200 points when the bell rang this morning. it is still up 175 points. 24,976. getting closer to the 25,000 mark once again. the s&p 500 and nasdaq posts good gains. technology stocks still doing really well. a new report is out that define what's is considered middle class here in the bay area and across the country. according to a research center study, middle class americans earn from $39,118,000 a year depending upon where you live, which city, which state. here in the bay area, middle
class incomes range from $64,000 to just about $193,000. that's the highest of the 25 metro areas surveyed. toys r us reportedly planning to close hundreds more stores and layoff more workers. according to the wall street journal, it will shut down 200 stores in addition to the 170 stores it is closing by april. that will result in 4500 layoffs. that would cut the number of toys r us and babies r us stores remaining open by half. toys r us has not commented on the reported closures. it filed for bankruptcy in september. wal-mart is hoping to put pressure on ikea, wayfair and other home stores with the newly launched website. it features furniture, accessories and appliances and has design tips and a magazine style layout with big colorful photos. people will be able to gather
inspirational design ideas as part of the shopping experience. wal-mart shoppers also expect all the products will be low cost. they promise to deliver that. new research also showing americans spend more than $300,000 on impulse purchases in their lifetime. now, that survey from one poll found americans on average maybe three last-minute unplanned purchases per week. that means in a year, someone can spend about $5,000 on those impulse buys. food and groceries are the most common impulse purchases, followed by clothing. researchers found people spend more if they're happy or if they come across a good deal. if you're happy, you're like, sure, why not. it probably depends on how close you are to payday. >> right. >> right. but i always find when they wind you around there, are a couple of stores, i'm not going to name them in particular. >> start with.
>> angela: with i-k-e-a. >> yes. that is one of them. >> target does it. >> it is only $5, $7. >> on your way to the poor house. >> $300,000. >> i'll meet you there. >> thank you, pam. still ahead, a new lawsuit filed in san francisco. coming up, why a skateboarder is suing the city, the police department and one police officer in particular. and two people are dead following a crash this sent a car into a bay point home. what police are now saying about the victims. good morning. we do have traffic that is going to be busy if you are driving on highway 4. and check it out, it is very slocuming over the hill from bay point to concord. some sun this morning but a cold, windy day with rain later this afternoon is on its way. already getting gusts 30 plus miles per hour at sfo and half moon bay.
courts this morning. willie, inspector will, good morning. it went through early in the morning. it is gone now but it swept through from fremont, newark. morgan hill, gilroy. it has fizzled out now. that was the source of their rain. now we're getting some. this is not a strong system as far as widespread rain but it is cold and also dynamic. that will sweep in later today. it is already starting the snow on the go up in the mountains. there is a winter weather advisory. it already started at had a.m. and goes to 10:00 tonight. snow level down to 2,000 feet. i would not be surprised if six to ten inches of snowfalls at lake level. 30s and 40s for the temps here. berkeley lap at 39. alameda says 46. 44 in the city. there's your wind gusts already picking up. 33 at sfo. due west palo alto, hayward, up to oakland. it will be a blustery day. it will give us rain and low
snow levels later today. low 40s i would think to the north here. sal, 7:31. what do you have? >> we have traffic at that will be slow, steve, in many areas. that includes the bay bridge toll plaza which is backed up all the way out to the maze. we had an early backup this morning. and things are trying to get better. but still going to be a lot of slow traffic. you can tell by just looking how fast the traffic is moving. some morning we have traffic moving along faster. you can see, i'll put hi arrow on the truck. see how long it takes for the truck to move away from the arrow. that is painfully slow. it is just not going anywhere. seems you put the arrow on a vehicle and they are going from it quickly. finally the truck has moved away from the arrow. all right. let's move along and take a look at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 heading out to the highrise. you can see traffic is mod a a
little gutty and windy on that bridge. you can tell. 101 is very, very slow as you drive up from 880. we also have slow traffic in palo alto. it is closed at bayshore because of a deadly crash. 7:32. back to the desk. >> we continue to follow developing news after a deadly car crash in bay point this morning that left one person dead. >> ktvu's alex savidge is right there. so what are investigators saying? >> reporter: well, dave and gasia, we're learning new information just now from the chp. a 26-year-old man, one of the drivers involved in the crash, has been arrested for both dui and manslaughter in connection with this early-morning accident. a car slammed into a pickup truck with incredible force and the car and the pickup truck were september careening into the front yard of this home. they nearly crashed into the front bedroom here where a man was sleeping at the time. he told us that he heard the
force of this crash this morning. that camaro collided with a dodge pickup truck just before 1:00 this morning. here at the intersection of wharf drive and port chicago highway in bay point. now the chp says one person was killed in this crash. a young man who was a passenger in that camaro. now, the man who lives here at this home woke up to a loud bang and then heard screaming. >> bone-chilling screaming letting you know that someone was in desperate need of help. i feel terrible more than anything. the last thing that you want to do when you open up -- when you hear a bang outside of your house, you don't expect to see people dead on your lawn. you know. >> reporter: and along with the one person who was killed in this crash, there was another person who was badly hurt and rushed to the hospital. we are still working to get more information from the chp on the victims involved in this accident and what exactly may have led up to the early- morning collision. again, as we bring you back out here live, the man who lives at
this home is grateful that he was not hurt or killed. and that he was sleeping in that front bedroom. if it was not for the trees in his yard, he believes that car and truck likely would have crashed right into his home. but, again, late word from the chp just a few minutes ago, received word that a 26-year- old man, one of the drivers involved in this accident, has been arrested for dui and manslaughter. >> all right. alex savidge in bay point. thank you. we will move to the south bay as the san jose police department is investigating an all girls catholic high school to determine if school officials violated a state law that requires them to report accusations of student sexual abuse to authorities. presentation high school has within rocked by allegations by 20 former students who say school officials did not act on their complaints of sexual abuse by teachers or staff. under california law, school officials are required to report to police any reports or
suspicions that a child is physically or sexually abused. homicide investigators in fairfield hope you can help find a man who may have more information about a killing early yesterday morning. now take a look. this is the man that police are looking for. they are not saying he is a suspect. he was near the scene where a 28-year-old man from benecia was found dead in a parking lot on empire street, not far from texas street. police believe the victim and whoever killed him knew each other. but they're not telling us the victim's name until his family has been notified. if you see that man in that photo, call fairfield police. in the meantime a skateboarder who crashed into a san francisco police officer last summer is now suing the city, the county, and that police officer. anthony economist of vallejo crashed into the street and
clipped a patrol car. the complaint is alleging that the police officer shoulder tackled the skateboarder. he suffered a broken ankle and other injuries. the police officer was treated for minor injuries. san francisco's district attorney has a plan that he says will cut the number of car burglaries in the city. san francisco averaged three car break-ins every hour for all of last year. he says the city needs to spend a million dollars on a dedicated auto burglary task force. he has already established a 24- hour car burglary tip where people can report break-ins. he is asking people to register their surveillance cameras so officers can see video of suspects. san jose police looking for the people under the latest case of swatting. when someone calls the police with a fake crime just to make the police respond. now, yesterday evening police rushed to a home on north 11th
street near east jane streets north of san jose state. authorities got a call about armed home invasion. officers called and talked to a man inside of the home asking if armed men were holding people hostage. he said no. just as a precaution, all five people were ordered to walk out with their hands behind their backs. >> we just got swatted. i didn't think that would happen, but that's the reality i'm dealing with. >> now, the original 911 call was a hoax. the swatting victim thinks it may involve a neighborhood dispute. now, authorities are pretty upset about these swatting cases, saying it puts people at risk and it also drains police resources. starting this week, the san francisco sheriff's department has new policies affecting inmates who identify themselves as something other than male or female. inmates can declare their preferred name and gender identity when they're brought into jails. they can indicate if they prefer to have a female or male
deputy do a physical search of them. less than 1% of the jail population identifies as something other than male or female. this will change will help everyone feel safer while they're in jail. a statue that has been in san francisco civic plaza for a century now is one step closer to being removed. the commission voted to remove the early days statue. you see it here. it was first dedicated in 1894. it shows a native-americans man on the ground with a missionary and spanish cowboy standing over him. critics say it is offensive to native-americans. next week the arts commission is expected to approve removing the statue and possibly putting it in storage. this morning, we have an update on the health of san francisco giants legend orlando zepeda who was rushed to a bay area hospital this week. he is 80 years old and was at a fairfield golf complex on monday when he collapsed and fell. there are reports that he is
not able to breathe on his own. or landau zepeda was hospitalized on monday evening due to a cardiac incident and remains in critical condition at a bay area hospital. the family asks for privacy during this time. please keep orlando and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 7:39. bart is considering adding a second tube to bring passengers across the bay. in a moment at 8:00, details on the effort to get this plan on track. plus, an incredible school right here in the bay area. it is public, it is free. and it offers an education that students and teachers say they have never seen before: pam cook is coming back to take us inside and talk to students who will be the first to graduate from design tech high school. high school. highway 24 on the way to the tunnel is a little slow in lafayette and on the way to orinda. we will tell you more coming up. some sun but already some showers to the south.
and those who embrace it. the future is for the unafraid. ♪ ♪ >> it is a unique style of learning and it is right here in the bay area. >> pam cook is back to tell us about the first graduating class from an innovative high school. >> for one local high school the letters will also be considered a success of an experiment. a new high school with a very different style of education. >> i first found out about it as the place that you didn't have to do homework. >> reporter: it is true. of the students at design tech high school don't have a lot of
traditional homework because the emphasis is on group projects. >> it gives students more time to go into depth into understanding the material instead of filling out busy work. >> reporter: he is part of the first graduating class from d tech. so is whitney wisdom who grew up in public schools but wanted something different. >> you feel like you're not necessarily at school. you're just like having fun learning and you're just going to your next class because you want tox not because you're told to by a bell. >> reporter: that's because there aren't any bells. instead, music can be heard in the hallways as kids head to their next class when they're ready. >> and our global philanthropy, we have never seen anything like d tech. >> reporter: it has been located in the hallway of another high school, auto shop and other various building. now after a $43 million donation from oracle's
education foundation, the brand- new school sits on beautiful bay front property right next to oracle. >> it means that the school has access to amazing oracle employees who work in so many different dimensions of the technology industry and the knowledge industry. and it also means that we benefit from the amazing freshness and energy of having students here who are such creative thinkers. >> reporter: creative and design thinkers. design thinking is at the center of all of the classes and course work at design tech. so what is design thinking? >> you put yourself in the user's shoes and you understand where they're coming from. you understand their problems and needs. and then that helps you better define and understand their problem. and find something to help them. >> if you're going to do something that involves another person, you should figure out what that person wants before you go and do it. >> reporter: kind of like when the executive director of d tech was trying to sell the
idea of the school to the community. >> building relationships really closely with the families so they would be able to trust that, okay, this school doesn't have a track record. it is brand-new but we believe these people can pull it off. >> reporter: they had a tough time filling the spots but now they get 1,000 applications for the 150 freshman spots which are chosen by lottery. >> when the students come in here, they should feel like anything is possible and this building is a reminder of that. >> reporter: something else that you don't see at a traditional school. professionals from big business, small companies and nonprofits teach exploration classes every six months. >> it is an expose tower all kinds of different careers that i know i didn't have in high school. and we think it better prepares students to know what they want to invest their time and tuition money in when they get to college. >> a lot of people look at this and say sure it is the silicon
valley, of course you have to do things like that. but i feel this can happen anywhere and that every kid really deserves that opportunity to have a system design to unlock their potential. >> he says people from all over the country, all over the world are coming in to observe d tech high school and see how they're doing things to replicate this in their own area as well. just walking around, the kids are just happy, they're relaxed. it feels very different from a typical high school campus. >> the tension level is much lower. >> yeah. because they get to learn at their own pace. you go to your next class when you're ready. if you're having a hard time in one class, if you're struggling in math, you take extra time. you don't move on until you're ready and you get to focus on what -- you hone your interests a little sooner. >> let's talk about the students who are there right now and those who may want to apply. do you have to live in silicon valley. >> you do not.
it is a charter school. you can be anywhere in california. the challenge would be to physically get there. they have shuttles around various areas. obviously now we have ride sharing and things available to high school students. but it is a lottery system. now that it is so popular, they call it an application but you don't have to have any prerequisites or qualifications. you sign up. about 1,000 spots. it is free, charter, public. >> interesting. good report, pam. thank you. >> all right. the time is 7:47. let's check in with sal and see how our commute is doing now. >> if you're trying to get to san francisco from the east bay, you will be in traffic. driving from vallejo to the oakland area, it will take you about 40 minutes. slower than usual but nothing to write home back. things seem to be improving a lull bit as car get through the toll plaza a little quicker.
still a 20-minute delay. 880 northbound is slowing north of san leandro from oakland into downtown. a little trouble with the posey tube heading into oakland from alameda. we have some road work there on the -- on 7th street coming out of the posey tube. there's an east bay mud crew right there. apparently they're doing work and blocked one of the lanes getting on to agent eight. well, the traffic in alameda is taking it on the chin. it is backed up down webster street. what you need to do is get on one of the bridges. don't use the tube to get out. hope elfly that crew will be gone soon enough and things will improve. let's go to the pence l traffic will be okay -- peninsula. traffic will be okay. oregon expressway at bayshore eastbound is closed due to a deadly crash. it will be there for a bit. 7:48. let's bring in steve with today's weather. >> sal, i want to give a
shoutout to jim's coffee shop. >> i like jim's. >> yes. >> you go in there, it has a '50s theme to it. >> yes, it does. thank you, sal. >> yeah. >> usually when i walk in there, channel 2 is on. everybody over at jim's. good stuff. you should try it. >> i got it. >> you know, i'm going to be honest with you, folks, i've had my head buried. stay away from the light. i'm not ready yet. okay. we will -- that was pretty good whoever did that. we're going to get some -- i think some rain today. now, sfo had rain on the 18th, .02. san francisco did not. we're going to need a miracle march. there's no way around it. there are hints that the first week will be wet. miracle march, the last one really was 2016. we had a really good march then. there were other months that were good as well. 2012, february .09.
quarter of an inch march of 1975. and 198 # the, 1.49 in february. march had 5.28. we're going to need it because the numbers haven't changed in a long time. 27 days. so san jose is now 45% of average for the rain year. 55% oakland. santa rosa, 51%. stuck on these numbers for 27 days. it is time we get some rape. they had a little bit down towards santa cruz. east san jose foothills had .01 to .05. i think lake observatory picked up a little snow. still can't see anything yet. that was early. now focusing our attention to the north. partly sunny, partly cloudy right now. not a big system but it is cold and dynamic. this should give san francisco some rain and everybody else later today. widely scattered but it is close enough. the snow levels will be coming down.
snow already up in the mountains. shasta, reno getting snow. and the winter weather advisory has been posted until 10:00. i would think around here as well. depending on the amount of moisture and the time thanksgiving arrives. 30s and 40s on your temps. even around the bay. berkeley lab stuck at 39. alameda, 46. richmond is at 44. the city is at 44. look at the breeze. gusts over 30 at half moon bay and sfo. it will be a blustery breezy day. this system could not only produce low snow levels but reports of hail. it would not surprise me in the least. breezy to windy and cool with temperatures staying in the 50s. there will be a few 40s for some. and temperatures will be very cold tomorrow morning in wind protected areas. we get a break on the weekend. next week looks wet, dave. let's hope it holds. >> thank you, steve. the time is 7:51. fighting tooth decay and gum
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>> the time is 7:54. next week the warriors will go to washington, d.c. we now know what the nba champs will do instead of going to the white house. many of the players including steph curry did not want to appear with president trump at the white house. that caused president trump to tweet that he was withdrawing a white house invitation to the
warriors. espn says next tuesday the warriors will interact with a group of children in the d.c. area at an undisclosed location. steve kerr wants the players to have a good day and do something positive. the u.s. woman's hockey -- women's hockey team is coming home with a gold medal. they beat canada last night. it broke the streak of canada's streak of gold medals in hockey. last night's win caught the interest of a lot of people, including steph curry of the warriors. he tweeted, half of ayesha curry is so mad right now that we beat canada on the ice. ayesha curry was born in toronto, canada. a former software engineer
and cartoonist turned superhero. he is a member of the sick religion. because he wears a turbine and has a beard, he has been called derogatory names. but it ended when he put on a captain america uniform one day. people respond today him differently. he makes special appearances across the country under the name the sick captain america. he visited the school in san ramon why ed. >> they treat me like this guy is cool. he is one of us. people will hug me or start talking to me or, you know, police officers saying can i take a photo with you. that didn't happen to me in civilian clothes. >> he shares his experiences about stereo types, prejudices and totaller eps as the schools and -- tolerances in schools and the community. the question, should
teachers be armed with guns. >> if you had a teach was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack quickly. >> we will have more on the nationwide debate after the latest school shooting in florida. the san francisco police department is getting involved with the sex abuse investigation at a south bay high school. more on the department's role coming up. and we are looking at a commute that is going to be okay on the bridge. a couple things have popped up. i'll give you an update on what is slowing traffic down in the south bay this morning. well, for the morning, sun can clouds, a little breezy and cool. by this afternoon, we will go cloudy to mostly cloudy. there could be low snow levels. we will take a look at that system coming up.
>> giving teachers guns and showing them how to use those weapons in the event of a school shooting. what the president is saying this morning to defend his idea to arm 20% of k-12 educators across the country. a deadly crash in bay point. what we're learning about a collision that sent two cars into a home overnight. mornings on 2 continues now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to mornings on 2ment i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. i was just in the ktvu news room and i heard one of our assignment editors talk about a cat who used to be an outdoor cat but decided it is an indoor cat because of the weather. >> they learn the comfort zone. mike, good morning. >> good morning. >> the cat, the dog, you and everyone else might want to hunker down because of the cold
system. we had snow at legitt and mendocino county. it has pretty good dynamics with it and low snow levels for sure. nothing yet up into lake county or napa county. but snow is picking up in the sierra already. reno to carson city to blue canyon. there is a winter weather advisory until 10:00. 6 to 10 inches of snow certainly possible lake level and above. some of that cloud cover holding up some of the temps. low 40s. 34 in petaluma. wind will be a big factor. gusts to 30 for some. there was some at sfo. it should turn more southerly as the system gets close. late they are afternoon, that is the best opportunity to break the string of 27 dry days in san francisco with no rain. 8:01. and sal tells us that traffic
is doing what? >> it is slow still, steve. >> okay. >> but we have some improvement. the traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza is seeping a little better. you will see traffic moving through. although there is still a backup. let's go to it now. new details about a violent crash early this morning in bay point. that killed a young man who's a passenger in one of the cars. it happened just before 1:00 this morning at wharf drive off of port chicago. a 24-year-old man who was the driver of the car was arrested for driving under the influence and could also face manslaughter charges. the two people in the pickup truck were taken to the hospital in critical condition. ktvu's alex savidge is at the scene of the crash. he will have a live report from the scene coming up at about 8:30. now, steve, to answer your question about what it is looking like out there, we have seen some improvement, but it
is still slow at the bay bridge. so improvement, yes. completely improved? no. let's move along and take a look at san francisco. northbound 101. you will see the traffic approaching the 80 split. there have been no major issues. and this morning on 880 northbound, we do have slow traffic. i also want to remind you that in alameda, webster street is backed up nearly all the way down to the -- to central because of a crew that was there at -- right here at the turning ramp, getting out of the oakland tube here. slow traffic. get off of the island not using the tube. go down to the bridges. 8:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. just about 30 minutes from now president trump will hold another meeting on gun violence and school safety. this time with law enforcement and the mayor of parkland, florida. >> this follows the listening session yesterday that the president held with parents and students from parkland, florida at the white house. hearing their firsthand stories
of loss. one father whose daughter was killed in last week's school shooting says he is very angry. >> how many schools, how many children have to get shot? it stops here with this administration and me. i'm not -- i'm not going to sleep until it is fixed. and mr. president, we're going to fix it. because i'm going -- i'm going to fix it. i'm not going to rest. >> next week the president will hold another listening session at the white house. this time with governors. this morning in a series of tweets, president trump commented about proposals he supports all designed he says to improve school safety. >> allie rasmus has reaction to the most controversial proposal which is arming teachers. >> reporter: the president says along with things like better background checks, raising the purchasing age to 21, and banning bump stocks, the idea of arming teachers and training them to use the weapons in the event of a school shooting is
another proposal that should be considered. in one of several tweets, the president said doing that would allow teachers to, quote, immediately fire back if a sicko came to the school with bad intentions. trained teachers would serve as a deterrent to the cowards who do this. much less cost than guards. a gun free school is a magnet for bad people. there are at least eight states that already allow or don't prevent teachers from carrying in the classroom. california is not one of them. people we spoke with this morning had a variety of responses. >> it adds to the fear that students have already about someone coming in and shooting. and if you have -- i feel like students shouldn't be afraid in general at their own school. having firearms there, they know it is there now and that just adds to the fear. >> i don't think it is a good idea. i think instead of arming the educators, we should give them more support. >> they can defend themselves and think twice about making a
horrible decision. >> i don't know. it could be a good idea. you know, it would maybe deter people from coming in when they know they may face opposition. >> reporter: arming teachers is an idea that came up during the 2016 presidential campaign. it came up again during a listening session with the president, the vice are president -- the vice president and the education secretary. it would add up to about 640,000 people. the head of the education association, the union that represents about three million people nationwide condemned the idea saying what students and teachers need is more support, s'more supplies and better education in the classroom, not more guns. allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. >> our question of the day is do you think that teachers should be armed? 82% say no.
18% say yes. a lot of comments. brian says as a teacher this is beyond troubling. this is not the best solution we can come up as a nation of brilliant minds. if it is, then it is time for a change in profession for myself. >> sherry says the average police response time is five to eight minutes. if professionally trained teachers, staff are on-site lives could be saved. we have armed security at sporting events and concerts. why not at schools? we will keep this question up during the morning and afternoon. let us know what you think on twitter and facebook. in the wake of last week's florida school shooting, students around the country including many here in the bay area staged walkouts. about 50 students at alameda high school walked out of class late yesterday morning. they want to call attention to the need for stricter gun laws and they are hoping that lawmakers will take action. >> it makes me want to cry. because like we lost so many lives to this. it is just hard. knowing that these children are
dead. >> the walkout was peaceful and lasted about 15 minutes. warriors head coach steve kerr is offering hi support to all of the students standing up and speaking out against the gun violence. he says the survivors of the florida attack are displaying great courage. >> i think it is phenomenal. i think what those kids are doing is heroic. it's heartfelt. and i think it's the beginning of some change. i really believe that. >> coach kerr says in the nation's history, younger generations are the catalyst for change. he points to examples such as the vietnam war. san jose police department now looking into whether or not officials at an all girls catholic school violated a state law that requires them to report accusations of student sexual abuse to authorities. presentation high school has been hit by allegations from 20 former students saying that officials did not act on their
complaints. school staff are mandated reporter who's are required to notify police of any reports of suspicion that's a child may be physically or sexually abused. changes are coming to san francisco's iconic cable cars. in minutes, what riders need to know starting next year. plus, new details on a deadly police shooting across the street from the west oakland bart station. how bart officials are defending their officer. beginning to see improvement on some of the major freeways. but it is taking a little while for the traffic to unwind here. leading to the toll plaza. well, a mix of sun and clouds. but breezy to windy and cool this morning. then by this afternoon, this evening, it does look like some rain will make it here with low snow levels.
>> this morning the family of the man killed by a bart police officer near the west oakland bart station last month says they will demand justice from bart directors. >> this comes a day after the transit agency released the entire footage from the deadly shooting. paul chambers report that's bart released the complete video after the man's family released a smaller clip of the video and said it proved it was unjustified. >> reporter: the video shows the officer running from inside the west oakland bart station where he was talking to a woman about a fare evasion. from when the officer hears the
initial shots raping out, in less than a minute he reacts and fires the fatal shot. the officer runs across at least four lanes of traffic where they were entangled in a scuffle. the officer has his handgun drawn shouting commands. as he gets closer, he shouts more commands and fires three shots. the family is happy that bart released the video in its entirety. >> it is quite unprecedented for us to share video of ongoing investigations. i do want to touch on two things right up front. number one, i do want to emphasize that the loss of any member of the community is tragic. this case is no different. number two, there are multiple ongoing investigations taking place. >> reporter: the chief couldn't go into details about the shooting because of the ongoing investigations. however, he did point out these still photos in which officers used a yellow circle to show the weapon. >> to me it appears that the
gun appears is when we see the other individual trying to either take the gun away from mr. tindel or pin it down towards the ground. that is the first time that the camera view shows that it is a handgun. >> reporter: paul chambers, ktvu fox 2 news. all right. we want to take you live to the news conference underway. this is regarding a deadly collision involving two vehicles in bay point overnight. let's listen in here for a little bit. >> the dodge ram had major injuries for both parties. the drive of the chevy is arrested. the passenger of the chevy is deceased. will is only one deceased person at this time. no second deceased person. i don't know if somebody said it on the log or the public catalog. that is probably what happened. as of right now, only one person has succumbed to injuries. do you want me to start from wherever?
>> officer brandon corea with contra costa county chp. i'm the public information officer. okay. this morning chp received a call of a traffic collision right here at wharf drive and port chicago highway. it was 12:51 this morning. first off, dui driving, impaired driving is never, ever acceptable in this date and time and age, ever. whether it is alcohol, drugs and our hearts and prayers go out to anyone who has lost a loved one, family member due to dui, preventible and avoidable crashes. at 12:51 our units respond. coming on the scene there is a two-vehicle collision at wharf drive and port chicago highway. there is a chevy camaro involved with a dodge ram. the dodge ram truck is at this stop sign stopped preparing to
make a right turn on to east bound port chicago highway. the chevy camaro is coming westbound on port chicago highway and approaching this intersection. as the dodge makes a right turn and starts to carry on eastbound on port chicago highway, the chevy camaro driver drifts over for unknown reasons at a high rate of speed into the on coming traffic lanes the wrong way causing a major head on collision with major injuries and fatality. the crash happens right here and pushes back into the yard. emergency services found that the passenger of the unknown at this time identity has not been confirmed yet. a male of the -- male passenger of the chevy camaro was deceased at the scene. the driver of the chevy was subsequently transported to the hospital and arrested for suspicion of felony dui driving and manslaughter for killing his passenger. suspicion of drugs and alcohol are in play with this
investigation. in the dodge ram, there's a male driver and a female passenger. both were transported to the hospital and are in critical condition right now with major injuries. that's it as of right now. if anybody has information of seeing any one of these vehicles, the dodge ram or the chevy camaro on port chicago highway prior to the collision sometime around midnight, please call contra costa chp and report that. we need help from the public. there are very few witnesses. the only sounds of the collision and no one was on scene to witness it. all parties had such injuries that they are unable to speak. >> there are four people total involved in the crash. one person died. two people are in critical condition. >> listening in as we bring you the latest on a deadly crash that happened after midnight this morning in bay point. we know one man who was driving a car has been arrested for dui involving drugs and alcohol according to the chp after his
vehicle hit a truck at a stop sign, killing that driver's passenger, the driver himself is now under arrest for d university i. this is unfolding in the area of wharf drive and port chicago highway. >> two people inside of the dodge ram that was hit head on by the chevy camaro, a man and woman inside of the dodge, they were transported to the hospital. as we heard the chp officer say, both individuals are in critical condition. 8:18 on the clock. let's check in now with salon what has been kind of a busy commute out there, sal. >> it has been. i'm just looking at the latest information here, mike, about how long it is taking to get through the toll plaza. we have a time that is still up about 25 minutes unfortunately. a little bit more than we normally see it getting through and getting into the -- getting object to the actual bridge. it also is a little windy out there as steve will talk about. he may call it breeze o'or windy. you can see the flags are moving well here at the toll
plaza. traffic -- there's the flag. you can see it. and the water on the white caps of the bay. it will be windy. northbound 880 driving past the coliseum, you see stop and go traffic. 580 is also slow from the oakland zoo area out to the lake shore curve. and as we look at webster street in trying to get to the posey tube, i would not recommend it in alameda. go down to one of the bridges and get off the island that way. if you're driving on highway 13, it is also slow approaching highway 24. it is 8:19. speaking of the breezy conditions, let's bring in steve. >> we do have that, sal. i would say blustery to windy for some over at sfo and half moon bay. novato the wind is picking up. not so much the wind but the possible rain later on today that would be nice. that would end the streak of 27 days in san francisco without rain. take your umbrella. that is correct. thank you. take your umbrella.
thank you. or your bumper shoot. melissa says, there is a little bit of snow up in mendocino county. yes, there has been some. the breeze has cranked up. there was some earlier. santa cruz mountains down to morgan hill. that system is long gone. and i still think there was a little snow on hamilton. here comes the system. it is not a big system. it is cold and compact. i bet you're getting snow. that's the way it looks. not yet to willits. it is tracking more towards the inland area. inland sacramento valley into the sierra. that's where the snow is already on the move here. nothing yet into lake county. low snow levels are in your future, if you will. already snowing with a winter weather advisory. reno, carson city, truckee, south lake tahoe, blue canyon. snow level could get down to 2,000 feet and above lake
level. you might see six to ten. 21 in bend. medford at 28. the cold air will settle in here tomorrow morning. get ready. there might be enough of a breeze to hold the lows up. but will be noticeable tomorrow. 30s and 40s on the temps here. we had gusts to 30 at sfo. over 30 at half moon bay. northwest hayward and oakland due west. 19 in truckee. 38 in ukiah. 40 in sacramento. some of that cold air will get trapped and the system is coming in. not everybody gets in on the rain. there is enough to tip the bucket for many. the breeze is the big story here. it will be a cold and blustery day for some. 40s to the north. 50s here. we could get afternoon showers. possible afternoon thunderstorms. likely low snow levels into friday. rain on monday. >> thank you, steve. >> any time. we'll be right back. there's only one place where you can get...
>> 8:24. we're following developing news in antioch where police are investigating a double shooting where a man was killed and a woman was injured. police were called to the parking lot of a residential complex and found a man dead. we don't know the woman's condition. so far no arrests have been made. some current and former members of the san francisco fire department are suing the city in connection with a sexual harassment scandal. they were reassigned to different stations a couple years ago after a female firefighter accused them of
harassment. accused them of hiding her boots and even urinating on her bed. according to the san francisco chronicle, the firefighters claim the woman was having an affair with the battalion chief. city has a legal and moral investigation to provide each employee with a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. all actions were taken to make sure such a lawful workplace environment. a ferry explosion in mexico happened yesterday as tourists were getting off the ferry after it docked. police say at least 25 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. it left a gaping hole in the side of the boat next to a passenger seating area. the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. bart officials are ready to talk about a second transit tube under the bay. it would cost $12 billion and there is no money for it but bart is studying the idea as finish as who would use it and
where the second tube would be. having a second tube would double bart's capacity going across the bay and give the option to the transit agency of running trains 24 hours a day. spacex is celebrating another successful launch this morning. ing. >> three, two, one. liftoff. >> i hope you were with us when we brought you this launch live just before 6:30 here on mornings on 2. a spacex rocket carrying satellite blasted off from vandenberg air force space near santa barbara. the falcon 9 lifted off this morning and could be seen flying through the sky here in the bay area. it has two test satellites to provide internet access to remote areas. an emotional meeting with president trump. >> should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. . we will have more on what parents and students want to see changed following last
week's school shooting in florida. good morning. it is still pretty slow out there in many areas. that includes the commute in the east bay. we will tell you a little more about some areas that actually have improved. well, a mix of sun and clouds for us. cool, breezy to windy already. it is this afternoon that we're concerned about with maybe some rain finally. we will see if we can end the strep of 27 days in a row without rain in san francisco.
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>> i'm excited for it. whenever it comes. >> at least we have cold air. the ridge of high pressure off of north carolina is record setting. that's why they're setting so many temperature records back there. we've had a ridge of high pressure for a long, long time. but not now. sfo had .02 back on the 18th. but san francisco did not. nothing yet. we had a little bit this morning. fremont, newark, san jose, santa cruz mountains, east san jose hills. the system is moving in. it is a very cold system. very low snow levels. tracking morin land than over water. it looks like we will get widely scattered showers. enough to tip the bucket. it is snowing up in the sierra and will continue most of the day. snow level nay come down to 2,000 feet. be advised. it will be a blustery to windy day until that system arrives. then it will be a cold system
arriving. it should give us low snow levels, certainly to the north, i would think. not as bad around the valleys as the bay. there is the system. not a lot with it but enough. 50s on the temps. 40s to the north. 8:31. sal will tell you on his cameras there is probably wind- driven stuff to see. >> absolutely. right now we do have some windy conditions out there on the bridges. we're starting with highway 4. and sometimes it can be windy on the willow pass grade. things are getting a little better now on highway 4. you can see it is cleared up a little bit on the way over to concord and driving to 680 which is also slow in pleasant hill approaching walnut creek and into danville, which has become the norm. we're also looking at the bay bridge of. core if you're going there, you will see slow traffic trying to get on to the bridge. at least another hour for this to unwind where we see any improvement at all. this is a look at 880 traffic. it is slow driving up to downtown oakland. if you're in alameda, we usually don't talk about this a lot. it is not usually a slowdown like it is on the posey tube.
it is slow. east bay mud is doing work right here on 7th, just outside of the posey tube in oakland. and talk about a bad time. it is really jamming traffic up. if you want to get off the island, use one of the bridges. don't use the tube. if you're in palo alto, don't use oregon expressway to get over to 101. use embarcadero road because of a deadly crash on oregon expressway right near east bay shore. avoid oregon expressway getting to 101. this morning a man was arrested for dui after triggering aa violent crash in bay point that left one person dead and two others critically injured. alex savidge is live with the latest on this investigation. alex. >> reporter: sal, good morning to you. we are learning a 26-year-old man has been arrested for both dui and manslaughter. the chp is telling us that he
caused this early morning crash that left one person dead. his passenger and two other people critically injured. they were riding in another pickup truck that the driver slammed into. according to investigators, the car and the truck involved in this early morning crash, they very nearly wound up crashing right into this home. a man sleeping in this front bedroom and obviously he woke up to feel his house shaking. he heard what sounded like an explosion outside. investigators say the suspected dui driver in this case is raul ochoa junior. he slammed into a dodge pickup truck are two people inside. it happened just before 1:00 this morning at the intersection of wharf drive and port chicago highway here in bay point. the chp says one person was killed in this crash. a young man who was the passenger in that camaro. we talked this morning with the map who lives in this home. he told us that he woke up to a loud bang outside. and then he heard screaming. g.
>> bone-chilling screaming letting you know that somebody was in desperate need of help. i feel terrible more than anything. the last thing that you want to do when you hear a bang outside of your house, you don't expect to see people dead on your lawn, you know. >> these people are driving from wherever they're going. they make a right turn through the intersection and then a car is coming at whatever speed it is at. obviously a high rate of speed. out of control. very irresponsible and drives head on with them, causing major injuries and changes their whole lives. >> reporter: and, again, the man and woman who were inside that dodge pickup truck remain hospitalized this morning in critical condition. and, again, a young man in his 20s who was the passenger that n. that camaro died here at -- in that camaro died here at the scene. alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash, along with
speed. and the 26-year-old man behind the wheel of the camaro has been arrested on charges of dui and manslaughter. we will send it back to you, mike and gasia. >> thank you, alex. president trump holding another meeting on school violence. this time it is law enforcement and state and local official that's are here. >> this comes as the president defends remarks made during the white house listening session where the suggestion was made by the president to arm teachers. >> in a series of morning tweets, president trump defending remarks made during wednesday's white house listening session. saying, quote, i never said give teachers guns like was stated on fake news. what i said was to look at the possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience. the president goes on to say a gun-free school is a magnet for bad people and training some qualified teachers and coaches would be a great deterrent. >> it is called concealed carry. where a teach wore have a
concealed gun on them. >> reporter: the idea of arming some teachers with concealed weapons drawing criticism from some who say more guns won't make schools safer. the president of the national education association posting on twitter, parents and educators overwhelmingly reject the idea of arming school staff. >> to focus on that today is disingenuous which is covering the full discussion yesterday and it is disrespectful. >> reporter: the national debate extending into a second week after florida's school shooting. >> their solution is to make you, all of you less free. >> reporter: mr. trump continuing the conversation at the white house today, meeting with state and local officials. >> i think people are very much hurting in this community. the victims' families. and the president has a great capacity to try to list own and think about ways to solve problems. >> reporter: the president also tweeting his support this morning for the national rifle
association saying the people who work hard at. nra are great people and great american patriots. at the white house, i'm kevin cork, ktvu fox 2 news. our question of the day is do you think students -- i'm sorry. teachers should be armed in the classroom? 18% say yes. 82% say no. the conversation about this on social media, on twitter. one user says kids are scared enough. teachers are there to teach, not to be cops. >> also on twitter another viewer writes, i think armed guards are a much better choice. any teach they are wishes to carry a gun should be allowed to do so, provided they take the required training. let us know what you think by voting on twitter or on our facebook page. the time is 8:37. a man from oakland is missing in yosemite national park and rangers are searching for him. he was last seen on saturday on the trail. reportedly he was on a
backpacking trip in yosemite. he was supposed to return on saturday but he didn't show up for work on tuesday. they found his car. search and rescue teams started searches trails on tuesday. park officials say he is possibly carrying a blue backpack with gray straps. he is described as 5'8", weighing 140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. officers say three women walking on clay street were beaten and robbed. several young men had jumped out of a car and start today attack them. a 18-year-old and a 16-year-old were later arrested. in the second rehabilitate a woman and their family were unloading their vehicle on stone eford avenue when two men drove up and grabbed his purse. the mayors in 11 of the biggest cities in california are supporting legislation that would earmark more than a billion dollars to fight homelessness. the proposed legislation asks
to use 1 and a half billion dollars to provide cities dealing with the homelessness crisis. the number of homeless people has surged in california has the housing crisis has gotten worse. a census found almost 135,000 homeless people across the state. city leaders need help from the state to address the magnitude and complexity of the issue. >> we believe if the state of california invests its surplus into addressing this humanitarian crisis, it is california's mayors that will deliver results fastest. >> oakland mayor libby schaaf says she is working to how's the almost 2,000 people living on the streets of oakland. muni says cable car operators may stop accepting cash as soon as next year. this comes after two cable car operators were arrested for stealing cash aboard the cable
cars. by fall of 2019, the agency will require prepaid fares for all cable car boardings. fighting tooth decay and gum disease by drinking more red wine. it sounds strange but it may work. we'll explain how coming up. good morning. you can see traffic is still slow in many areas today. in the east bay on 80 westbound, i'll give you a traffic time for this coming up. well, if you've begun whining over the lack of rain, i might have a little bit of good news for you later today. even next week is looking much better. we will take a look at a cold system coming in, coming up.
>> all right. this just into the news room. we're learning there was an emergency coast guard helicopter landing at golden gate park. this is a photo from one of our viewers. this is actually from phil ginsburg. it is on the eastern part of golden gate park around lincoln and 7th if you know that area. but the important thing here, everyone is safe after this emergency landing from coast guard chopper. if we get more information, of course we will pass it along to you. toys r us reportedly closing more stores and cutting more jobs.
>> a bay area favorite issued a disappointing report. pam cook is back with this morning's dollars and sense. >> a weak outlook for the year. a few things are to blame. new accounting rules that the company adopted that analysts were not aware of and memory shortages. it had to spend more money on shipping memory ships for the hardware. the stock is down about 15%. ringing the opening bell this morning. he is celebrating his silver medal in the men's single luge event. it is the first medal for the u.s. in that event. congratulations. they're celebrating him today. checking in on the numbers. the numbers are up. the dow has gained another 100 points in the last hour. up 300 points. 25,106. one and a quarter on the upside there. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also doing well. this is recovering after yesterday and mixed reports from the federal reserve in
those minutes sort of weighing that in this morning. the numbers are up. toys r us reportedly plans to close another 200 stores, layoff more workers. according to the wall street journal, toys r us will be down to just 400 stores by april, which is about half as many as it had one year ago. that includes babies r us stores as well. toys r us has not commented on the reported closures. but the company filed for bankruptcy back in september. a consumer alert for parents. the company that sells jogging strollers is under fire for failing to issue a recall. 200 complaints have been filed against january of 2012 against certain models of the bob joggers. both children and adults claim serious injuries caused which the wheels coming off the strollers. the government agency now suing to get the company to stop selling the strollers. the company says the strollers are safe when used properly.
well, if you're scheduled to take an air france flight, you should check to make sure that your trip has not been canceled. air france workers are holding a one-day strike. that has led to the cancellation of about 20% of its flights. that includes one flight from sfo to degal airport in paris today. the airline is encouraging travelers to exchange their tickets for a flight tomorrow at no extra charge. the air france workers are demanding a 6% pay hike after they say they have increased productivity 30% and managers were given a raise of 67%. well, we heard about studies saying red wine can have health benefits. now there's a new study about its dental health benefit. the journal of agricultural food report that's a micro newt represent in red winery deuces the ability for bacteria to stick to your teeth. it is associated with plaque,
cavities and gum disease. skeptics say until it is proven, drink in moderation and brush your teeth. don't use red wine to brush them. >> i heard that red wine can stain your teeth. >> it definitely does. maybe not permanently necessarily if you take care of it quickly. but it is interesting that it actually is identifying the bacteria in your mouth. >> brush your teeth two times a day, three times a day. >> three. i'm old school. i have to protect this. >> it depends if you have garlic for lunch. >> then it is four, five, six. thank you, pam. >> thank you. >> let's get you to where you need to go. work, school or elsewhere, sal. >> that's right. i want to show you something here. we just had the tweet on the air from phil ginsburg who is a general manager of san francisco rec and park of this helicopter that had to make an emergency landing in golden gate park. phil tweeted that. it may be close to where his office is in golden gate park
on jfk. i worked in helicopters for ten years. most likely this involved either some sort of a mechanical issue, maybe they got a chip light or they had to come down. hopefully they didn't have to auto rotate out to this spot. it is something that you don't see every day. we are trying to find out more about what happened. again, emergency landing in golden gate park of this helicopter. everyone is safe. and we thank phil for tweeting that. phil the general manager of sf rec and park. let's go to the traffic pictures. we have some sort of a problem here on the richmond bridge. one lane taken away. i'm not sure if it is a stall or an accident. if you're trying to get into marin county using the richmond bridge, there's a long line of slow traffic. this is also affecting the toll plaza delay. let's talk about the other commutes here. traffic on 80 westbound is still slow. 40-minute drive from the carquinez bridge to the maze. bay bridge backed up for 25- minute delay. still san francisco looks all
right. northbound 101 from 280 to cesar chavez, very slow traffic getting out of the posey tube because of emergency work on east bay mud crew at 7th near harrison. they have a lane closed there and it is causing a huge traffic jam. six sex slow getting off the of the benecia bridge because of an accident. let's bring in steve with today's weather. >> thank you, sal. we have a mix of sun and clouds. rather breezy to windy and cool already. the system is on the way. a little rain this morning, san jose south. good morning, sp. bone dry february. my pups like what you did there. we're hoping for muddy paws later today. i am too. we need it. it would stop the string of 27 dry days for san francisco. good news up in the mountains. heidi says good morning, steve. looking good so far in truckee. snow reported down to pollack pines at 2,000 feet. there it is. a winter weather advisory is out. we talked about it getting down to 2,000 feet.
it has. it will be snow most of the day at lake level. six to ten inches of snow. low snow levels in parts of mendocino county with a cold dynamic system dropping in. nothing yet i would think in lake county. but you're in line for low snow levels, napa county and sonoma county. for us, we hope we get rain. possibility of hail later today. very cold air coming in behind the system. the windchill in seattle, 17. bend is 14. medford, 29. portland, 26. portland had a good snowstorm the other day. we will be on the cool side. the breeze though is already kicking up its heels. already at half moon bay and sfo. 19 in truckee. 38 in ukiah. it will be a very cold day for those south of santa rosa with the cold air already in place. 40s to very low 50s for some. mid-50s for others. partly sunny this morning and turning mostly cloudy this afternoon. let's hope we get rain and tip the bucket, at least a little bit here. i think we will have a break on
the weekend. end of february, early march is looking wetter. let's hope so. >> well, based on heidi's picture. >> it is good up in the mountains. >> yes. >> thanks, steve. the warriors headed off to washington, d.c. next week. they won't be going to the white house. more on how they're actually going to plan to celebrate the most recent championship.
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>> this morning legendary giants 1st base manor lando zepeda remains in the hospital in critical condition. he suffered a cardiac incident. the # 0-year-old was transported to the hospital. there are reports that he is unable to breathe on his own. the giants issued the following statement. baseball hall of famer orlando was hospitalized on monday evening due to a cardiac incident. remains in a bay area hospital. the family asks for privacy during this time. keep orlando and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
the nba all-star break is over and the warriors get back to work tonight against the clippers. they got much needed rest during the break and returned to practice on tuesday. by warriors standards, the team seems to be struggling. they lost four of the last eight games but they are still focused on a common goal. >> we're still a good team. now, i know it is not, you know, the warriors of the last two years as far as the record is concerned. but we're a damn good team. i'm not going to let anyone say we're struggling or hang our heads because we lost a few. we're still a damn good team. >> different points of the season require a different focus level. right now where we are, we're in a good spot. time to turn it up and get ready and try to make a run. >> 24 games remain in the regular season and the warriors are half a game behind the rockets for the stop spot in the western conference. the warriors will be
spending time with young students instead of the president. last year after winning the nba championship players such as curry and durant said they did not want to go to the white house and appear with president trump. that caused the president to tweet that he was withdrawing the white house invitation. they will interact with a group of d.c. air children on tuesday. coach kerr wants his players to have a good day and do something positive. the warriors play the wizards on wednesday. a controversial statue in san francisco one step closer to being removed. we will tell what you the next step is and it where it will be place if it is indeed taken down. ♪ there are seven continents...
happened yesterday morning, this man is not a suspect, he was near the scene where a man was found dead. police said they believe that the victim and who ever killed him knew each other but they are not telling us the victim's name until they identify his relatives. today arson investigators are looking at how a fire in hayward started. it was at a strip mall across from the food source star, witnesses saw people leaving the building around the time that they saw the first flames. a skateboarder that hit a san francisco police officer is suing the city, the county and the police officer, he bounced off an officer's showld and then clipped a patrol car
before falling into the street. the lawsuit claims that the officer purposely went in front of the border. the san francisco sheriffs department said that inmates can now declare their preferred name and identity. less than 1% of the jail population identifies as something other than male or female f. a controversial statue in the civic center is one step closer to being removed. the historic preservation commission is trying to get
this statue removed. critics say its offensive to native americans, the arts commission is expected to approve removing the statue and possibly put it in storage. today at 9:00, the debate over gun control continues as president donald trump hosts meetings at the white house and rules out the suggestion of arming teachers. we look at the dangers of ride share vehicles. >> we hear from the first graduating class of a bay area high school focusing on a different style of learning. it's thursday morning, guess what is up in the air. i was on the san rafael bridge and i saw brake lights, some people pulled over and whipped out their phones and started at that take pictures, is a rocket go