tv Mornings on 2 FOX August 31, 2013 7:00am-10:01am PDT
a deadly shooting inside a nightclub in oakland, what police hope will help them catch the suspect. >> the preparation for the eastern span of the bay bridge. we'll tell you how drivers are handling this closure. >> a lot of people have been forced to change their plans, the impact on local businesses. ktvu morning on -- 2 starts right now.
good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday august 31st. >> let's head right over to rosemary who is cooking up a beautiful forecast for us. hi rosemary. it's going to be another nice one. not as warm in the afternoon in most cases. a little patchy fog there. low 50s to low 60s, most of us waking up to mostly sunny skies. temperatures coming down py several degrees in some cases. and cooler temperatures and the possibility of maybe a shower. it's not enough to ruin your outdoor plans. i'll have your numbers for today coming up. >> the new eastern span of the bay bridge looking great on this saturday morning. this is a live look near the toll plaza where preparation for the opening continues at
this hour. caltrans will hold a news conference to update the construction work of the new span of the bay bridge. we're joined live near the toll plaza and what's happening out there. >> good morning, yes, a lot of work going on right now. it's been going on throughout the night. take a live look. this is the empty toll plaza. >> reporter: just east of the toll plaza they've had a major accomplishment overnight. they finished doing the paving and striping on that area on the toll plaza. you can see, obviously now construction crews are working their way west. they're going to begin pacific and -- paving and they've done most of the paving up to the meter lights. they're going to do the striping here and working their way west to the approach to the new eastern span of the bay bridge. that's critical work happening today. i want to talk about what's
happening with the old eastern span of the bay bridge because cruise, i want to show you a photo here. crews are out there right now doing the demolition work at about a thousand foot section of the old bay bridge. they're taking down that portion of the bring so they can make way of -- bridge so they can make way for a new bike path. the big job is the paving and the striping and preparing the roadway to connect with a new eastern span of the bay bridge. a chp officer talked a short timeing a why that work is so important. >> motorists will notice it. it will be easier on the car. freshly paved roadway promotes better driving, less collisions, and it's a pleasure
to drive on. >> reporter: this morning crews are saying things appear to be on track. at least as they're saying right now, the definition of the old bay bridge, it's on track and the paving and restriping, they're making significant progress. that's what's taking place near the toll plaza this morning. we asked this morning how drivers are handling this closure. they said overall traffic is much heavier, but people seem to be navigating the closure fairly well. today will be a big test because a lot of people will be here on a saturday. alex savage ktvu channel 2. with the bay bridge being closed a lot are traveling across the bay. you can see this span right now. is it busier than what we see on a saturday morning.
there was a 57% increase in eastbound traffic yesterday. let's head on to the golden gate bridge socked in by fog this morning. northbound traffic out of the city has been about 13% higher than northerly al. bart service ridership has a busiest day ever. ridership is up on the golden gate ferry. yesterday morning 2,000 people took the ferry. the closure is having some impact on businesses. business has dropped by 50% since the bridge closed wednesday night. another business owner says his four shop has been closed by the bridge closure, but he doesn't mind. >> it's an inconvenience, considering what they're doing,
it's an historic thing. >> one restaurant was full. the location next to the bart station makes the ditches. he said labor day weekend is traditionally slow for business. we'll have continuing coverage for the bay bridge construction for you throughout the day. you can find more on our home page on ktvu.com. >> one man has died at a shooting and it happened at 1:30 at this club. they found what young man dead at the scene. he's been shot at least one. there may have been another victim who fled during the commotion. >> it was unknown whether it was just one victim or gunfire erupted. >> they hope swerved will again
clues as to what happened. surveillance video give them clues as to what happened. a young girl was assaulted inside a bathroom. miss say the teen was seen running from a restroom and was caught a short distance away. police are calling it an isolated witness. the victim was taken to the hospital. so far 14 cases of berm a superstar. nine of the infected people ate at the restaurant. the restaurant voluntarily closed for the weekend. this is the first health related incident in the restaurant in its 17-year existence. people are fighting to hold a historic post office.
they'll discuss wednesday's ray -- raid by police for holding a rally. organizers say police confiscated their possessions while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out.
it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morning. temperatures within a few degrees of what we had yesterday. i'm beginning to see changes already. the on sure breeze 18 miles per hour, yesterday it was ten. so the on sure breeze is a little stronger this morning. the marine layer slightly thicker and these are changes that will drive our afternoon highs yesterday. here's a look at the system that will continue to bring us
a strengthened onshore breeze as well as a thick end marine layer. sunday and monday will be the cooler days. i want you to -- point you to the desert southwest. the ridge of high pressure that is around here and this being drawn around here is dragging that possibility of maybe high clouds into our area, that's for sure, but maybe a sprinkle by sunday and monday. it's a slim chance, it's barely worth mentioning and if you get rain, it won't last long. it's a light shower that passes through. take a look at the extended forecast. it's 56 in napa, low 60s in mountain view. 8 50s around the north bay, 82, 82 for san rainfall. and 74 in condition san rafale.
so, for the antiyoke area, 78 for santa clara and along the peninsula 77 san be mate owe, 67 in the city of san francisco, yesterday we warmed into the mid to upper 70s for downtown san francisco. the steppedded forecast noticed that the temperatures are trailing off by tomorrow. mid-80s in the forecast. low 80s by labor day monday. we'll shave off two to three degrees as we get into the second half of the weekend. only subtle changes expected for you. i'll have a look at the futurecast model, maybe a few sprinkles coming our way coming up. >> . what the white house convinced officials that chemical weapons were used in killing women and children. >> they fired their weapons in two separate instances and who
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. alif look over the hill this morning pan fog in the city of san francisco. san francisco was 77 and today you'll get to 67. former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital despite reports he had been released. bbc and other media outlets reported that he was home. the reports are false. he's still in the hospital, but in critical, but stable condition. he's been in the hospital since june and is being treated to are a recurring lung infection. the white house has high
confidence that the syrian government is responsible for a web near damascus. they support video and other evidence this was an attack. it killed more than 1400 including 420 children. they left syria overnight as president obama considers launching an u.s. military strike. they've been gathering evidence near damascus. it could be after the final report of analyses is -- analysis of the county. he'll have little international support. russian president has asked the president to consider whether a strike would be worth civilian casualties? syrian officials say they expect an attack any time right
now. four us war ships are in the meditteraneanian sea. several members of the syrian american council have organized vigils calling on to the united states to respond to the chemical attack. some say because the country is under control of what dictator a military strike would cause harm to civilians. >> there is no win win situation. it's lose lose. it's a dictatorship or it's going to be muslim brotherhood or some other form of unstable government. >> president obama said it would not be about regime change but only retribution for the use of chemical weapons. they've approved several bills for consideration, bills that include legislation to raise the state's minimum wage. they would allow undocumented
immigrants to get licenses and offer winter olympic games to workers. a state assembly committee has approved the law of having to carry two fire extinguishers. the state legislature has approved a bill that would allow minors to remove photos from website. that bill heads to governor jerry brown's desk. they have allowed nurse practitioners to perform abortions on women in their first trimester. supporters of the bill said it would make it easier for women in rural areas. but, only doctors should be able to perform the procedure. police are investigating a
human body part on a beach. they made the discovery and it's not been identified, but police say it was found with discarded clouds. they have not said whether they suspect foul play. we're finding out more about two police shootings yesterday afternoon. one of the incidents ended with the arrest of 18-year-old remained cardinas. he was arrested on the street yesterday afternoon. he was armed with what looked like a real gun. officers fired at him. he whats not hit and he surrendered a few hours later. they shot another armed robbery suspect. the officer was not seriously hurt. that incident happened on king road at about 1:00 a.m. >> i came out and noticed the guy was across the street and he was screaming help me, i've
been shot. i'm dying, i'm dying. >> police say the incident started when two women robbed a woman at gun point. the officer was pinned as the suspect tried to run away. the second suspect ran off and they're still looking for him. we have new details on the double homicide in pinole. police have arrested the man in connection with the case. this 25-year-old was taken in custody this morning. he's being held on a $2 million bail. around 2:30 in the morning on friday. they called authorities to the home. when police arrived, they say he opened the door and told the residents inside have been injured. police found the bodies of a man and a woman. both are relatives of this man. they've been living in that home for 40 years. >> it's been falling apart over there, people parking on lawns and what not.
it just doesn't quite fit this peaceful neighborhood. >> authorities are not releasing the names of the victims, but it was a 76 woman and her son who is in his 50s. this is the homicide in years. they're discussing whether or not to build a new jail. they're requesting a state grant for a new jail. there was what meeting on thursday. the current jail is not seismically safe. george opposes the plan, the city should reduce the inmate population. san francisco chronical says he has not decided to re- election for sheriff. he fought to keep his job after pleading guilty for bruising his wife's arm in an argument.
bob filner is officially no longer the mayor of san diego. right now todd gloria is acting as mayor. he held the job for less than nine months and stepped down after two dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. he's accused of strong arming local developers. >> from cheering to screaming. we'll tell you what authorities are blaming for an accident in a football game in ohio that sent fans to a hospital. >> for your weekend i'll have the numbers expected for your neighborhood coming up.
football game went from cheering to screaming in a matter of seconds. as you see shortly before halftime the railing gave way. a few people were spent to -- sent to the hospital while others were treated at the scene. no serious injuries were reported. ready for college football? they're kicking off the 2013 season tonight out at memorial. they'll lead the bears to the northwestern wild cats. the kick off is set for 7:30 tonight. stanford starts its season next week at home against san jose state. >> weather shouldn't be bad. rosemary cool? it's the standard to grab a jacket. >> yes, it is. the breeze will be stronger for the afternoon. that will help to bring our temperatures down from yesterday afternoon. mostly sunny skies. still a warm day. we'll see a notable drop in
temperatures. livermore warmed up to the upper 90s, 88 for concord, 81 for napa. , 79 mountain view, 77 san mateo. partly cloudy skies and to the north we have 80s in napa and santa rosa. as we start the day a few high clouds up against the coastline and as i move us into the afternoon, do you see that produce on the screen? the time reads sunday late in the day 6:00 or so, high clouds overhead. in any case we have moisture running through, it may feel muggy for some of us. we're sort of now, stuck in the same pattern with tropical moisture coming in from the south and comingling with the instability of that system that is cooling us down in time are
for your weekend. a hit or miss shower hitting the ground sunday into monday. it will not ruin your plans. temperaturewise mid-80s, and we begin to rebound as we get back to work on tuesday and wednesday. low to mid-70s in the forecast. i'll have a look at your current temperatures for you coming up. liver side is cleaning up this morning from a storm that stranded people in their cars. one driver was forced to safety after getting stuck in floodwaters. ten,000 people were stuck in water. >> we got significant damage, but we'll work on it. >> forecasters say an inch and a half of rainfall came down hour. there is damage from water and mud. 70,000 people are going to be partying in the desert as
the 50-foot statue of a man is set on fire. it's happening for the burning manifest value, the week long event kicked off last monday and it will continue into the weekend. it is known as encouraging radical self-expression. apple customers will be allowed to trade in their old phones, they'll offer store credit for older models still in good working condition. there's a $250, you need a two- year contract requirement. >> there's always a catch. time now 7:27, new information about the massive wildfire burning nereises yes, sir. the new activity that may have sparked the blaze. >> preparing the new eastern span of the bay bridge toll
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>> in just about 30 minutes caltran is going to hold a news conference. alex savage is live near the toll plaza to show us what is happening right there. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of the work going on is fairly routine work, it's paving and striping work. there's a lot of it to do. that's why you have hundreds of construction workers that have been working around the clock basically. what they did overnight is they finished the paving and the striping just east of the toll plaza so as you would approach driving into san francisco is all that work is finished up. they're going to be shifting west and trying to get the road all prepared in this area as well. now, caltrans working with private construction contractors and they're going around the clock to get this bring open to traffic at --
bridge open at 5:00 a.m., another portion of the job is demolishing the old eastern span of the bay bridge. what's happening right now is a thousand foot section is being torn down piece by piece and that will make way for a new back path. installation of that back path could happen later on today. we talked about how the work demolishing the old eastern span is progressing. >> they have these boom mounted jackhammers that have eaten away at the entirety of the deck. i was able to see that myself yesterday. it's very exciting. all you see left is the skeleton of the bridge. you could see that yesterday and it will continue today. >> with the five-day forecast closure traffic has been heavy -- five-day closure, traffic has been heavy. the travel times according to
the chp are worse on friday than they were on thursday. the golden gate bridge the travel times were twice as long. the san mateo bridge is busy as well. today being a saturday, a lot of people should be out and about and you could expect heavy traffic near these bridge closures. >> alex is near the toll plaza. we want to give you another look from the caltrans traffic camera. things are looking good. both directions have been striped from what we can tell here. these ahot of work left to be done, but it's looking good. >> caltrans has taken advantage to do maintenance work on the western side of the bring.
they're repaving and changing lights. caltrans is able to get so much work done in such a short period of time is a luxury. >> we can accomplish as much as we normally do in three to four months. this is a great savings for the taxpayers, for us. it's safer. >> crews say they plan to remove all the lights in the tunnel on the island and replace them with led lights. they plan to name the bay bridge after the mayor, it was approved by the assembly, but four san francisco supervisors want to stop it from moving forward. they sent a letter asking him to hold the bill in the committee. they say naming the bridge after brown violates senate transportation committee rules. >> the art festival has
arrived. the event will have food art and music. they expect a crowd this weekend. the last time the bridge was closed during the festival they saw record setting numbers. >> we thought oh, my goodness what's going to happen and we had record attendance that weekend. >> the gate open at 9:00 and they'll stay open until 6 chock at night. they'll go towards students grants and scholarships. they've donated money to the community. we have up-to-date coverage on the bridge this morning. it's at the top of our home page on ktvu.com. investigators say the fire may have been started by marijuana growers. they told the community they
suspect an illegal marijuana growing operation may be the suspect of the fire. they are positive that it was started by people, and not by lightning. this is not the first time that an illegal marijuana growing operation has been responsible for a fire. one near seant barbara there was a fire from marijuana growing. there are more drug car tells growing marijuana on public lands in california. >> they're making progress in the "rim" fire. the fire is 35% contained. full containment is expected by september 20th. it's burned 213,000 acres since it burned out.
alerts about unhealthy air has been issued for fresno and to other counties. people who smell smoke are asked to stay inside. smoke is a concern for people with heart or lung problems and elderly and small children. officials say the water is safe to drink. some ash has fallen on the surface of the reservoir, but the quality is the same. it provides water for 2.3 million customers in the area. a 22 strike term from the san francisco fire department volunteered in the city. they sent an engine crew that is continuing to fight the fire. >> firefighters are using real time images to monitor that
fire. they allow the drone to hook at hot spots through smoke and clouds. it flies at night and can see it at night and in heavy smoke. >> it's like a helicopter sending an image. >> and it's better than a helicopter which needs to refuel every few hours. >> it's shaping up to be a nice day outside. >> if it was too hot, rosemary has cooled things down. >> yes, in some cases it will be a notable drop. i have a comparison chart for you in just a moment. the low clouds along the coastline have crossed over into the east bay. that's where we give you a live shot in downtown oakland. oakland a little toasty yesterday. your temperatures are coming down as well. let's show you what you had yesterday.
84 degrees, p # san francisco, 91 in napa, and this sh what i expect for your areas today. that's a 10-degree drop this. san francisco you're in the same boat. napa in 81 that should be better. upper 80s in concord, a better afternoon. here's a look at what's happening, on the bigger scale. the ridge of high pressure that continues to bring us these issues will be around for just a bit. it's continuing its northward track. it will make it into our area in addition to the possibility there may be a bit of moisture. it will merge with this system here that is bringing us the cool down for your weekend. we are sandwiched between the two, what do we get out of it, temperatures coming down and the possibility of a site chance of a passing shower as we get into sunday and mopped.
if you go to it. aho. e it's -- sunday and monday. if you go to it. ahoe, temperatures are not bad if you plan on being there or have to be there. 58 in san raphael. so, a pretty start to the day. most cases, mostly clear skies. if you are going to the farmer's market, it's a nice day. east bay 78 castro valley. 90 degrees for morgan hill. 80 degrees redwood city, 67 in san francisco. the steppedded forecast, the cooling -- the extended forecast, it will be warm and muggy by then. there may be a sprinkle, i don't think you have to worry
about it ruining your man's. partly cloudy skies as we get back to work on tuesday. it is gay pride weekend in oakland. it kicked off at the theatre. it's in the uptown neighborhood on franklin street. dozens of artists are scheduled to perform on four stages including the r -- r and b group and vogue. organizers said it could be oakland's biggest pride festival yet. >> i came back in 2010 with a bang and it's been growing every year. we're the second largest pride in california. that's amazing. >> the general admission is $10 and it's $5 for children under 12. the supreme court justice ginsberg will become the first justice to officiate a same sex
wedding. keiser is a long time friend of beginsberg. the tenure of yudoff willbe ending today. he. the -- yudoff plans to teach law at uc berkeley. as oakland battles it out, the high price detour it took thanks to the bay bridge closure. >> there is the mcarthur's lane in oakland. you can see it there, it's pretty sluggish as you hit the noontime hour around that part
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welcome back. thank you for joining us this morning. a live look there at well, we're attempting to give you the bay bridge there, up close and personal, old and new. >> investigators are trying to figure out -- trying to determine why this house collapsed. they heard a strange noise and the house crumbled last night.
they did not find anyone inside. the house had been abandoned for several years. but, homeless people often broke in. four people died after a 5.8 earthquake hit southwestern china. it happened early this morning. people had to relocate since many of the buildings were damaged and destroyed. there's no estimates as to how many people had been injured. the 6.1 quake rattled the islands last night. a # .1 quake hit there friday. there is no danger of a tsumani a there's been no report of serious damage. the people killed in a derailment in quebec last month, they're trying to file a wrongful death suit. the families anticipate wrongful death verdicts in the hundreds of millions of dollars. they want it to be part of the
train company's bankruptcy case. a woman critical injured from a house fire. four people were inside the house at the time. firefighters found a 70-year- old woman trapped in the back bedroom. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. the woman's son was taken to the hospital suffering smoke inhalation. he's expected to recover. a smoke scam has slithered into a peninsula. animal control authorities have committed burglaries, police say scammers are relying on people's natural fear of snakes to help them get a foot in the door. an elderly couple in belmont was one of the latest, she looked very official, her uniform was labeled animal
chrome she had no hesitation of letting the woman inside. >> she was smooth. she was very smooth. >> i thought she was from. spca and then she was measuring everything. >> burglars kept them busy in the backyard for 20 minutes. it was during that afternoon an accomplishment stole cash and jewelry, all of the reports seem to be reporting the same criminal, a latino woman in her 30s with a stocky build. a fight over a parking spot led to a bizarre attack, a woman tried to park at the intersection of blithe dale avenue in center street on thursday. a woman came out of the house and confronted the driver and they hit her on the head with a rolling pin. he bit the breast and arm before leaving the scene. the victim is expected to survive. they're back at work this morning after one day of going on strike.
>> we are the people. 200 workers participated in this one day strike. they've been in contract negotiations last year. they're demanding better pay and benefits. they want to stop the hike in health care. >> they want you to pay $300 and a family over $600. we're fighting for our health care. >> their moire host international, it renext the drop in air travel. the ban of foie gras will stay in place while three federal judges have reported it. it's a delicacy made from force fed deduction and geese. the product was a result of cruelty to animals. >> the ban is too vegan they're promising to appeal. for the past few days, our
parent company, we've been bringing stories of our heroes, people in the bay area working to make a difference in our communities. bill martin introduces us to a local woman who does things at the creek water shed in oakland. >> karen wanted to make an environmental difference. after seeing this newly constructed nursery, she joined a nonprofit grass roots group. >> i grew up around plants, taking care of flowers. there's nothing more than i like seeds in dirt. >> the most important work of the friends do is removing inray sieve nonnative pants and replacing them with native species. >> the heart of that effort, how to you get 30 species of native plants to put there is
in this nursery. >> it starts with a group going out on collection hikes, seeds during the summer and cutting during the winter. >> we'll take cuttings, divisions, a lot of what we do is transplant little plants from seeds into pots like these. >> she's in charge of the seed box. they write the species location and date and drop the seeds inside. some seeds are ten years old. >> there are over 168 sheds in the water shed and i know their names, she does it all, collection, maintains the seed box, keeps a spread sheet for her plants, clears species that are nonnative ones. the water shed creek is in good hands. and you can vote for your
favorite heroes online. the winner gets $10,000 to donate to their nonprofit. go to ktvu.com and click on the ktvu 36 tab and click conserve. the bay bridge closure paying a role, the pitcher had to take a taxi through the oakland coliseum. the detour cost him $202. maybe it was on his mind maybe it wasn't. he takes it deep to left. welcome home kirk. a thighup. he takes that pitch double down the line. he's tied for the card and two back in texas in the west. giants down in the desert, they're back off the dl and in the lineup, it gets sacrificed
to third. they tag it 1-0. they load him up with 1 out. he gets out with the jam with the strikeout. the giants go on to win 1-0. 8 and 13 on the year. >> your time is p:52. what's opinion plaguing people in the waters of orange county. >> we're on the leading edge of a cool down that will last all the way through your holiday weekend. i'll have the look at the numbers expected in your neighborhood.
the florida sea and she hopes to swim it in though days and this will be her final attempt. so far this month officials say there have been 450 injuries. that number is five times higher than the number reported in august of last year. they're asking for people to be cautious of the sting ray. >> there's a lot of denial that goes into it. not now, the waves are good. >> it can result in trauma, muscle cramps. it will help scare off stingrays if you move your foot and stir up the water.
get away from the bay and there's plenty of sunshine to be had. temperatures in the low 50s to low 60s. you can see we've got a nice big warmup coming our way once again. temperatures will be trending downward though. as we get into the 10:00 hour, temperatures remaining in the 60s, in the coastline as well as the east bay shoreline. it's 70 degrees or about 10:00. it will be warm in concord fairfield antioch. 80 degrees for you. for the afternoon today temperatures in the low to mid- 60s partly cloudy skies for areas in ocean beach and half moon bay. upper 70s and low 70s for the east bay shoreline. livermore, danville, upper
7080s, low 90s. we had upper 90s yesterday. temperatures will cool slightly today. some may really notice anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees of cooling. temperatures trend downward sunday and monday. we're going to go back on wednesday. mid to upper 80s in the forecast. temperatures in the p 0s around the bay. there's a slight chance, even a few sprinkles for the second half of the who will who will. i'll shoal you that coming up we'll spring you the press conference live. >> deadly violence what police are focusing on this morning in hopes of catching the gunman.
it's saturday august 31st. >> let's check in with rosemary on how this day is shaping up. >> it's not as warm as friday. patchy fog along the coast. temperatures in the low 50s to low 60s. cool in some area. again afternoon highs coming down several degrees in many places. we'll have a look at those and in the extended forecast, the cool down continues and the slight possibility of maybe a few sprinkles. it isn't enough to ruin your plans, i'll shoal you futurecast model in just a bit. >> the news conference is getting under way in caltrans headquarters. there we have the spokesperson at the podium getting ready to speak and give us an update on where things stand. let's listen in for you. it's opinion a busy night for you. >> that's and true gordon who has been the spokesperson and he's been out there every day.
here he goes. >> he's checking the audio. >> is anyone not good? >> i'm not good. >> they're working on it. >> i usually have these news conferences we get an update from caltrans and they've been out there to update us on ridership numbers. i'm not sure it will be part of the weekend update. >> he showed us as you approach the bay bridge toll plaza plaza, you'll get there. here he comes. >> my name is andrew gordon, i'm the bay bridge spokesperson. welcome to day 3 of the bay bridge closure. we're at hour 60 if i've done
the math correctly. the construction continues on schedule. the progress has been good. at the tunnel all paving out of the mouth of the tunnel, to connection that section of the bridge to the tunnel has been commoted. this morning they're working on continuing to switch out the lights of the tunnel, from the traditional lighting to led lights and later today they're going to be washing the inside of the tunnel. demolition moves forward as well. they're moving a 1,000 foot long section of the westbound approach on to the toll toll out on the bridge. that's causing a conflict with the bike path. they're scheduled to have that demolition completed late tonight or tomorrow morning. they'll be able to start putting in the temporary bike path connector.
pike bikists will be able to use it on tuesday. the original span will not be connected until early 2015. on the oakland end once traffic is on on the new bridge they'll be able to finish the connection to the bike path in two to six months. at the toll plaza the work is commote, it will be ongoing for the next 24 hours. they've begun striping on the westbound lanes heading into the toll plaza. we are not seeing any issues coming up. there's an as and a cal game today. it could cause delays with our asphalt trucks. if it does, it's not an issue we cannot recover from. any general questions on construction? i have a representative project manager from mcm, they're the
prime contractor at the work at the tunnel and the demolition, he can give you a little more information about that. >> you were removing a 1,000 foot -- >> sure, we're removing a 1,000 foot long section of the original westbound deck. it's when you start to rise up on the bridge, that is causing a conflict with the bike path. we're removing that 1,000 foot section. that work is moving along without any issues. we expect it to be wrapping up late tonight or tomorrow night. once that section has been moved out of the way we can put in the temporary connector with the bike path so people can start using it tuesday at noon. once we have traffic on the new bridge, it will take time to put it on the oakland side. and once we do, that we'll take out the temporary connector [ question asked from the floor ]
>> there's always that potential. we ask everyone to plan their weekend travel, and based it on their tuesday commute opening. 5:00 opening. >> i don't know what it will take to clean it out. i'll have depression take that question [ question asked from the floor ] [indiscernible] [. >> the s curve will be taken out as quickly as possible. the f curve is one of the things that's preventing us from building the bike path. it's impeding the path of the permanent eastbound onramp from the island on to the new bridge. there is temporary eastbound onramp. but, the curve is preventing us from building it permanent.
the s curve, as soon as the traffic is on the new bridge, the contract will have access to the s curve and the canelever demolition process [ question asked from the floor ] [indiscernible] >> you'll only be able to access it from the oakland side. we cannot go to the island because these a section of the bridge and the entire s curve is in the way, once it's demolished, fingering -- finishing that work and opening access in 2015, when the bike path opens on tuesday, you'll be able to get past the tower of the suspension bridge. >> i'm greg allen, project manager with mcm construction. we'll start with hot water and see what it does. if you have to add some form of
a cleaning product we will. we think it will come off. it has been cleaned recently [ question asked from the floor ] [indiscernible] >> it's 30 minutes, not too much. i think the hot water will take care of it. any questions -- i'm in control of the temporary bike path, the demolition, it's ongoing. it seems to be going very well. they're starting to remove the bahamas in the section where we have to start the bike path. we are going to get started midnight or early to install that temporary bike path. >> the beams from the westbound -- [indiscernible] >> not the lower bridge, we're going to sit the temporary bike path on top of it. >> it's wooden? >> it's wooden. you can see it off to your left
as you're driving up the bridge. >> what's your name? >> greg allen, project manager mcm construction. the company doing the demolition for us is cleveland wrecking. they're on schedule and working hard at it right now. >> are you using construction balls, things like these or how does that work? >> it's pretty economy indicated the paint that's on the bahamas is lead. we have to supply proper safety equipment and monitor it. we have to tear out each one and relocate it [ question from the floor ] [indiscernible] >> my itinery today is making sure the demolition gets completed and we finish our work and get the bike path set. right now, the spans we're working on right now are the ones i need removed, this is
where the oakland bay bridge starts going over the water coming back. on the tunnel side all the pollster is in maze -- polyester work. they're doing one small joint and it's all in place. the striping will start tomorrow morning at 6:00. >> how many crew members do you have out there? >> how many crew members? probably somewhere around 150. they're working around the clock. >> thank you very much. >> and now officers daniel hill. >> good morning, officer daniel hill california highway patrol.
i want to report that we saw a pretty significantly increased congestion yesterday in the areas we expected ahot of people seemed to be leaving the peninsula area. there was a significant increase in traffic, northbound on 101 and over the golden gate bridge and eastbound on the san mateo bridge, we saw significant congestion between san francisco and marin area near the connector. sort of expected but longer. we didn't notice any significant incidents related to those things other than the traffic and the usual incidents that come along with that. today we know there are several events going on in the bay area especially in the area of berkeley and oakland with regard to the a's game and cal game coming up. we be expect delays eastbound directions in that area.
we encourage people going to those events if possible to use public transportation as it will be a quicker and more direct ride in certain cases and will up peat some of our traffic congestion. >> we haven't seen any significant incidents related to the closure, all the incidents observed have been routine so to speak. the chp has been on hand to clear up any incidents. if any incidents developed we were able to respond quickly to keep traffic moving as quickly as possible and clear out any obstruction out of the roadway. we want to remind everybody we are in what we call a maximum enforcement period for the labor day weekend. our primary goal is to keep the roadway safe to reduce the number of dui and speed related incidents and make sure that
officers are on hand to take care of that. we want to prevent a fatal incident. all of our beats are covered very completely in all the areas affected by this closure. we have additional units monitoring the closure here. those did not take away from our normal staffing priority. if there any questions about traffic i'd be happy to answer that. >> you've been listening live to a news conference. that's daniel hill with the california highway patrol. he's a spokesperson. let's talk about the increase of traffic we're seeing along the roadways. the big news from caltrans as well, everything seems to be going along just fine, it means we're on schedule, maybe even talk of opening a little earlier than schedule. >> they're saying that the paving is going on for the next 24 hours in and around the toll plaza, but they expect it to be done by sunday morning. it seems like the biggest
project left is the demolition of the part left on the klein -- incline. the demolition will be done early morning or late tonight. they can go in and start placing that temporary bike path, they want that in and they will open it on noon on tuesday. they want the bike pedestrians path to be opened by noon on tuesday. that's the biggest project left because as they said, the paving of the tunnel is all done and the striping to get under way there and get it open. >> they're happy with how it's going. alex savage is out there. he'll have a full update as well. let's talk about the alternate routes getting heavy this weekend. that's the san mateo bridge this morning. a live look at the span, you
can see traffic moving along just fine. we've watched this bridge each weekend. after you i lot more people and if you're headed in there to get in around the bay, there's a lot of activities this weekend. give yourself al little more time. the golden bring is socked in by a little fog. you see a lot of traffic moving in and on that span this morning. they said that northbound traffic is out of the stiff. we know the sausalito arts festival is going on this weekend. they did have record numbers with the pay bring closure. it may be busy when you head out saturday. we'll have updated news throughout the morning. you can find out updates on the
closure on ktvu.com. >> there is that sliver of sunshine and if you're headed out to sausalito for the festival today, it should be sunshine for most of the bay area. >> it will be a pretty day. temperatures coming down, a notable cool down for some of us. partly sunny over parts of the east bay this morning. be mostly sunny as you get inland. livermore concord antioch. enjoying the sunshine this morning and the peninsula. take a look. we got it just inside the bay and the coast. as we get into the afternoon, plenty of sunshine to go around away from the coast i think we'll have partly cloudy skies at the coastline for today. the onshore breeze is slightly stronger. i'm seeing 17 miles per hour through fairfield this morning. yesterday it was about 10:00. we like to see it stronger than that to drive our temperatures down. it's a start, it really is.
we're getting a look at the system which will be responsible for the cool down. we're bringing the onshore breeze, it's slightly thicker this morning. the ridge of high pressure will continue to bring moisture. tomorrow we could be sticky and there's a few sprinkles sunday into monday. low in walnut creek. 76 in hayward, upper 70s near 80 degrees in the peninsula. 5 to 10 degrees below what we had yesterday. you're going to notice in the second half of the weekend, the system to the north of us in combination with the subtropical temperature, we are talking about late sunday, monday temperatures will rebound. i'll have the forecast on the rain coming up. the ss moves closer to military action in syria. the evidence being gathered
nightclub. it happened at 1:30 at jock son square. they found a young man dead at the scene. he had been shot at least once. witnesses say there may have been another victim who fled during the commotion. >> there was some type of physical altercation, i don't know if it was with the victim or other people and gunfire erupted. they hope surveillance video will let them know and give them clues. we have new details this morning about the double homicide in pinole. 25-year-old jeffrey floes was taken into the custody and he's being held on a $2 million bail. around 2:30 a.m. he went to the home and when
police arrived floes he told them that the residents had been injured. they found the bodies of a man and a woman. both are residents -- relatives of flo es neighbors said they had been there for years. >> it doesn't fit this peaceful neighborhood. >> they didn't name the victims. but, they're known and 76 and her son 54-year-old. these are the first homicides in pinole in almost two years. the white house says it has high confidence it's responsible for a chemical attack near damascus. they support videos and other evidence collected after an attack. according to an u.s. intelligence report it killed
1400 people including 426 children. weapons inspectors left syria overnight as they considered launching a strike over the use of chemical weapons. the us inspection team -- un inspection team is having an analysis of the attacks. it could be weeks before there is a release of the findings from the security council. a bit of a fright fest. i guess we don't have that video. we'll have it after the break. we'll tell you what collapsed after a high school football game. >> i can have what you can expect for the afternoon and your holiday weekend coming up. ask me what it's like
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season. they'll be leading the bears and the northwestern wild cats. it's a national hi televised game. stanford starts its season next weekend. they'll be taking on san jose state who won on thursday. >> 8:26 let's head over to rosemary. i see on the bank of that screen, you know i don't like those. >> i know. especially during the holiday weekend. it won't be enough to spoil your plans. we have patchy fog inside the bay. i put this into motion. it sticks along the coast. it will be mostly sunny along the coast today. it gets interesting. do you notice the clouds overhead. those are high clouds. by 5:00 in the afternoon i'm seeing here a line of rain. so, we are leaving it a possibility of maybe just a few sprinkles for sunday afternoon
starting monday morning, it looks like perhaps a few scattered showers and that's the way it's going to be the way it goes for your sunday and labor day as well. you can see a little bit of moisture dancing around. with that said high clouds in the forecast, perhaps a slight sprinkle don't cancel your plans if they're going to be outdoors. 67 in san francisco, 80 degrees for san jose, low 80s for the north bay. the forecast in adddition to that, slight possibility. temperatures will continue to cool, tomorrow low 80s, monday and we'll have a look at your current temperatures coming up. news on the bay bridge, caltrans gave an update on the schedule and is taking one of our crew on the tour of the work site. this team is suspended for
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. what is on schedule for the new eastern span of the bay bridge. you're take i go a look at a live picture of that bridge -- bridge and you got the latest information from caltran. >> caltran says so far so good, but at this hour no early opening. we're joined live with more on what caltran has planned for this morning and this afternoon. alex? >> reporter: still a lot of work to be done here. they're 60 hours into the bridge closure and everything
seems to be on schedule. there are two main areas right now. they're taking down a section of the old bay bridge and the secondary i can't that's happening is across the water here and it's at the toll plaza. there's a lot of work that has to be done to prepare those roads leading up to the eastern span. take a look at some of the work that's happening. overnight workers paved and striped the area east of the toll booths and they're in the process of doing the same thing near those metering lights as well. it should take 24 hours according to caltrans for more striping and paving. meanwhile jackhammers are being used to dismantle a thousand foot section of the bridge to make way for a new bike and pedestrians path. they talked about the challenge
of that particular project. >> it's pretty complicated. the paint on the bahamas is lead. we have to supply proper safety equipment and monitor. we have to cut each beam out and a time. >> this is what the ride will look like, the drive across the eastern span. we took a drive and this is video of that. there is the possibility of an early opening, but he said at the same time everyone should plan on the new bay bridge opening at its scheduled time tuesday at 5:00 a.m., that's when they expect it to drive across the eastern span. this is a live picture, the bridge is shut down, all the freeways leading up to the bay bridge are closed off by chp officers. everyone should expect heavy traffic today especially with sporting events happening around the bay area.
>> thanks, alex. caltrans is taking advantage of the closure to do maintenance work on the western span of the bridge. they're paving and replacing lights. they're doing inspections on that part of the bridge. caltrans says they're getting a lot of work in such a short period of time is a luxury, we can accomplish as much as we normally do in three to four months. at that's great savings for the taxpayers and us. it's safer. >> they plan to remove all the lights in the tunnel and replace them with led lights. >> former speaker and brown has hit a snag. three former supervisors want this bill from moving forward. they asked them to hold the bill in committee blocking a
floor box. they say naming the bridge after brown violates committee rules. we'll have continuing coverage of the bridge construction throughout the morning. you can find the latest information on our home page which is at ktvu.com. san francisco sells the most expensive gas which sells it at $3.92. anchorage, alaska comes at $4.94 unsaint par bra is $3.97 and honolulu tops the list at $4.23. if you're hittinged road aaa predicts 3.9 million will drive over the next few days. plans 34million people are expected
to drive to their destinations, that's up 4% from last year. investigators looking into the cause of a massive fire in and around yes, sir yoas. yosemite national forest. they told the community that they suspect an illegal marijuana growing operation may be the cause of that fire. they are positive that the fire was started by people and not py lightning. they are paying -- making progress fighting the "rim" fire. full containment is expected to be september 20th. it's burned more than 213,000 acres since it broke out two weeks. some evacuation orders have been lifted. smoke from the "rim" fire has caused concerns in the area. people who see or smell smoke are being asked to stay inside.
smoke is a concern for people with heart or lung problems, the elderly and small children. the fire is burning near the hetch hetchy and they show that it has fallen on the surface of the reservoir. the water quality is good. firefighters are returning home after fighting the fire for nine days. they volunteered to protect this into the city. they sent a crew to help fight the fire. they're using real time images to monitor the fire. the predator drone allows the rim fire to view smoke and
clouds. they can see the hot spots regardless of heavy smoke. >> it has the ability to pick up a thermal image. >> firefighters say they relied on footage from helicopters that need to refuel every few hours. fog along the coast and sunshine inland, but maybe a slight chance of rain. let's check in with rosemary to see if it's still out there, that chance. >> i don't think it will spoil your plans. we have a slim chance that maybe a passing light shower, sunday into monday. for today mostly clear skies to our inland cities, around the bay and coast we're waking up with mostly cloudy skies. i'm noticing the marine layer, it's a little stronger and again these are signs of a cool down to come for the afternoon. here's a comparison for you yesterday into today and everywhere from 5 to 10 degrees
cooler in some places. we won't be as warm as we were yesterday. so the ridge of high pressure is beginning to lose its grip a bit. it's wrapping around this ridge of high pressure and will continue to move into california and that will bring a site chance of possibility for sprinkles our way. what's bringing the cool, this is deepening and moving our way. it increases the onshore breeze and picking up that marine layer. that's the good news for us. if you were enjoying the summer heat yesterday we have a cool down for your holiday weekend. we talked about the "rim" fire and how it's impacting parts of it. ahoe. there is a dense smoke advisory today. that means it's tough to see out there. the weather service will issue that advisory when you cannot
see for a half mile. temperatures are not bad, but the smoke is making it difficult to see and breathe sometimes. 60 degrees in oakland, 58 in san francisco. these numbers are actually a tad cooler in most cases then where we started yesterday. livermore is one of the areas we're seeing where temperatures are a tad warmer than at the start of the day yesterday. for the afternoon 82 for richmond into oakland. 74 for the afternoon, 76 in hayward, a lot of festivals going on for the weekend. 80 degrees san jose, 80 degrees for palo alto and 80 degrees in belmont. it's going to be a nice day for you. the extended forecast here, the cooling day beginning lasting through your holiday weekend. temperatures sunday into monday for inland communities low to
middle 0s, a slight chance or possibility of a sprinkle. i'll have a look at the numbers coming up. >> the numbers of a cheer leading team has been suspended for the season after accusations of hazing. the championship winning team is it from maryland. the cheerleaders have been onunder a month long hazing investigation. officials say a suspension of the size is unusual as hazing suspensions involve one or two students or a coach. >> they're not going to tolerate hazing on this campus. we hold our students to high standards on and off campus and that's what we're working with right now. >> they have been about the nature of allegations. the team has one week to appeal the suspension. they're not allowed to practice or perform during the appeals process. >> in colorado classes are being cancelled and hot
temperatures make classrooms unbearable. >> it's a scam snaking its way around the bay area. the city being targeted as a heist that uses fear to complete burglary. >> if you're headed to the east bay, on the peninsula using that bridge, don't forget the as tonight. that game is starting at 6:00. if you're going the other way, the marin county hitting the east show, the bears 7:30 tonight. a busy evening scheduled for the east bay interstates. you're watching mornings on 2. plans
it's a sunny start in san jose. good morning to you. yesterday your temperatures climbed to 88. they expect it to warm to 80 degrees. school year is beginning some classes are due to weather. temperatures hit a record 97 degrees. officials say they have no choice to cancel classes. schools don't have air- conditioning. they are taking the closures in
stride, if it's cancelled for snow it can be cancelled for hot weather. they filed a request to form a wrongful death claims committee h47 people were killed in the july 6th derailment. the request anticipates wrongful death verdicts for the hundreds of millions of dollars. they want the committee to be formed as part of the train companies bankruptcy case. investigators are trying to determine why a house in east los angeles collapsed. they heard a strange noise, the neighbors did, and search and rescue dogs were brought in after the collapse. homeless people break in, the house had been abandoned for years. a woman and son were critically injured in a house fire. four people were inside that house at the time. firefighters found the 70-year- old woman trapped in a back
bedroom. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. the woman's son was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. he is expected to recover. a snake scam has slithered its way to the peninsula. they've committed burglaries in san mateo, freemont and union city. scammers are rehiring on people's natural fear of snakes to help get them in the door a elderly couple in belmont were some of the suspect's latest victims. this woman's uniform was labeled animal control. there was no hesitation about letting the woman inside. >> she was smooth. she was very smooth. >> i thought she was from the spca and she was measuring everything. >> that kept the couple busy in the backyard for 20 minutes and
an applies stole cash and various pieces of jewelry. all of the reports seemed to be going to the same criminal. a woman with a stocky build. a bizarre attack in visitation valley. a woman tried to park on thursday. a woman came out of the nearby house and confronted the driver before pointing out a gun and shooting her hitting her on the head with a rolling pin. the victim is expected to survive. food service workers at oakland internationallator are back to work this morning after one day of going on strike. >> we are the people. about 200 workers participated in yesterday's one day strike, the workers have been in contract negotiations for the past year. they're demanding better pay
and benefits and wanted to stop the hike in monthly health care costs. >> our company wants it, if you're single, pay over $600. their employer said it made workers a fair offer that reflection the drop in air travel. there is concern about whether air traffic controllers are too tired to do their jobs. controllers are not getting long enough breaks. rules requiring at east 9 hours off between shifts are put in place after reports that controllers are falling asleep. the faa should chose some under utilized air traffic facilities overnight to reduce controller fatigue and save money. >> it's gay pride in oakland.
dozens of artists are scheduled to perform on four stages including the r and b group in vogue. there will be a maze where people can get married. this will be oakland's biggest pride festival yet. >> it came back from 2010 with a bang and it's growing every year. we're the second largest pride in northern california. that's amazing. >> the festival runs from 11 this morning from 7 p.m. tomorrow. general admission is $10 and it's $5 for children under 12. >> the supreme court justice will become the first justice to officiate a same sex wedding. she'll preside over keiser and john roberts. the ceremony comes two months after the historic decision to restore federal recognition of
same sex marriage. >> district officials are asking officials to vaccinate parents depends the flew. it's necessary for children with health conditions or spent time with grandparents annealed older people. now, that children are back in classes, flu shots can be given at most local pharmacies. according to a study of the university of washington, pay area people to the charts in fitness and nutrition and longest lived people. this helps people ward off physical decline and their lives. the longest lived people in the country are women in marin county and the leanest in san francisco. >> with the weather you can work outside. a happy ending for two
invasive muscles. mussels. they're infesting waterways. the mussels reproduce and destroy natural habitat and fisheries. popeye will be there to inspect. two kittens will be up for adoption soon. they're being held by animal control. they'll make great pets once they're socialized. the kittens caused a major headache for commuters. the subway shut down for two hours. they were chose to a high voltage rail. they were able to corral those kittens with milk crates. diana is expected to swim
from florida to cuba. her prior attempts have been stopped from jelly fish stings and other problems. she's attempting to swim in a suit without an is that correct cage or flippers. she's hoping to compete the swim in throw days. this will be her final attempt. so far this month, officials say there have been 450 injuries. that sh five times higher than what was reported last year. they're asking for swimmers to be cautious of the stealthy animal. they describe it as an unpleasant and painful surprise. >> there is a denial, not now, not me, the waves are good. >> it can result in trauma, swelling, muscle cramps. they recommend moving your feet
on the bottom of the water, it will scare off stingrays that are nearby. let's go to and a have a look at the forecast. it will be beautiful this weekend. >> we have nice weather in the forecast today. temperatures will be coming down. we're talking anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below yesterday's highs. upper 50s to low 60s at this hour. patchy fog ahonk the coast and inside the bay. partly cloudy to mostly sunny. low 70s inland and in time for the lunch hour # 0 degrees around the bay, low 80s inland. it will be nice and warm by then. low to mid-60s, partly cloudy skies for today. upper 60s expected in san francisco. inland east bay, getting into the 80s, to low 90s once again. the hottest spots antioch, brentwood, 92 degrees expected for the afternoon.
it's not as toasty as they were on friday. the cooling trend will continue sunday into monday. we'll have high clouds and dragging with this subtropical moisture that could bring us a sprinkle. i'll pinpoint that possibility with it coming up in the next half-hour. >> the bay bridge remains closed this morning. we'll give you a live look now from one of the cameras on the photographers shoulder as she is getting a tour of the new span and the work being done. there is demolition still under way on the old span, once that is done, temporary bike and pedestrians path is being put in. you can see it on the new eastern span. >> 12 people injured in taiwan after a mud fight cause as train to catch and derail. people go to a mattress store and essentially they just get sold something.
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. construction crews making significant progress to prepare the new eastern span of the bay bridge to open up to traffic on tuesday. we'll tell you about the work that has been completed, what has yet to be done, and what cal trans is saying about the possibility of an early opening. . >> a shooting inside an oakland nightclub, as police relying on surveillance video after they say dim lighting would have
made it hard for witnesses to see exactly what happened. >> a disturbing discovery in an east bay park. police and the coroner right now work to try to figure out what happened. mornings on 2 continues right now. . >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, august 31st. i'm claudine wong. >> good morning, everyone. i'm mike mibach. last day of august. let's get right over to rosemary for a quick look at the saturday forecast. >> yes, our afternoon highs will be taking a fall this morning, waking up with patchy fog. we have it along the coast, just inside the bay. upper 50s, upper 60s outside our doors right now. it is a nice start in most cases. mostly sunny for the afternoon away from the coastline. not as warm. we're talking 5 to 10 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday afternoon, and in the extended forecast, cooling trend will continue, even the slight responsibility of a few light showers. i don't think it's going going
to be enough to ruin outdoor plans. i'll have a look at the extended forecast, coming up. the new eastern span of the bay bridge is coming up. showing you a live look at the new bridge, right next to the old one. ktvu's alex savidge is live this morning in emeryville with more on what cal trans told bus an hour ago about this race to the finish line. >> reporter: they are making pretty good progress according to the spokesman for cal trans. they are 60 hours or so into the project. cal trans says everything is on schedule. we'll show you the view that we have here from emeryville. one of the main areas that crews are focusing on right now is the area in and around the toll plaza, where a lot of work has been happening since the bay bridge was closed down wednesday night. crews have been paving, striping the area just east of the toll booths. they completed that area overnight. now they are in the process of doing the same thing in the area that is just west of the
toll plaza, the area closer to metering lights. all this paving work happening on the oakland side should be wrapped up, we're told, in the next 24 hours or so. at the same time, there is a demolition project happening out on the old eastern span of the bay bridge. jackhammers are being used to dismantle a 1000-foot section of the cantilever bridge to make way for what will be a new bike and pedestrian path that eventually will go all the way to treasure island. this morning, a cal trans spokesman talked a lot about the progress. he was also asked this morning about whether the new eastern span could open early. >> there's always that potential, but again, right now, we ask that everyone still plan their holiday weekend travel, their tuesday morning commute based on a 5:00 a.m. tuesday opening. >> reporter: now, this is what the drive looks like across that new eastern span of the bay bridge. we took a ride yesterday. this is video. no traffic there, except for a few construction vehicles.
but this is what the view will look like once it all opens up. again, cal trans is saying that they are still on schedule, on track for the new bay bridge to open up tuesday at 5:00 in the morning. now, until the opening happens, obviously, you want to remember the bay bridge is shut down. all the roads, all the freeways transitioning to the bay bridge, also closed as well. chp says you should expect heavy traffic. they have seen traffic get heavier and heavier over the past couple of days, since wednesday's closure. they say today will be no exception. they say things will probably be very busy today. couple of major sporting events happening around the bay area. so plan accordingly. give yourself plenty of extra time. live this morning in emeryville, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2news. well, with the bay bridge being closed, a lot of drivers are resorting to that bridge, the san mateo bridge, in their efforts to get across the bay. this is a live look at the span right now. and it's pretty busy out there, although moving along just fine. the chp says there was a 57%
increase in eastbound traffic yesterday. let's give you a look at the golden gate bridge, another major alternate route that is socked in by a little, or maybe a lot of fog. seems like a little more than we saw earlier. chp says northbound traffic, that's getting out of the city, has been about 13% higher than normal, but traffic moving fine in both directions. now let's talk about bart and ferry service. ridership is also up on those two modes of transportation since the bridge closed. bart released new numbers, showing yesterday was bart's busiest day ever with 457,000 riders. thursday was bart's third busiest day ever with 475,000 riders. ridership is also up on the golden gate ferry. yesterday morning, more than 2000 people took the ferry from larkspur to san francisco. the bay bridge closure is having an impact on businesses in downtown san francisco. the owner of osha thai market says business has dropped since 50% since the bridge closed
wednesday night. another downtown business owner says his flower shop has also been affected by the bridge closure, but he says he doesn't mind. >> it's an inconvenience. but, you know, considering what's happening, what they are doing, it's an historic thing. >> in contrast, the bar at one market restaurant was full for happy hour last night. a manager says the restaurant's location next to a bart station makes all the difference. some other business owners say labor day weekend is traditionally slow for businesses. new this morning, one man has died after a shooting at an oakland nightclub. it happened around 1:30 at club anton on third street and jack london square. when police arrived, they say they found a young man dead at the scene. he had been shot at least once. witnesses say there may have been another victim who fled during the commotion. >> there was some type of physical altercation. unknown if it was with our victim or other people. then gunfire erupted. >> police are interviewing
witnesses, but hope surveillance video will give them clues about what happened and who the gunman may be. because the lighting was so poor, it could be hard to get reliable details from witnesses about the shooting. so far, no arrests have been made. police are investigating what could be a human body part found on a berkeley beach. officers made the discovery yesterday afternoon at east shore regional park. the suspected body part has not been identified, but police say it was found with discarded clothes. they also have not said whether they suspect foul play. a 14-year-old boy is in custody, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl inside an elementary school bathroom. police say it happened yesterday, just before 4:00 p.m. at ruby bridges elementary school in alameda. police say the teen was seen running from a rest room and was caught a short distance away. the victim was transported to the hospital. police are calling this an isolated incident. a group of people fighting to save a historic post office in downtown berkeley plan to hold a news conference today. protesters say they will
discuss wednesday's raid by berkeley police before holding a rally in front of the post office on allston way. organizers also say police confiscated their possessions while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. police say they collected what appeared to be abandoned property. president obama paid tribute to america's workers in his weekly address. >> this labor day weekend, as we gather with family and friends, we'll also come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america, who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president says labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate, while corporate profits soar. the president also called on congress to make ending poverty its highest priority. . mostly sunny and 66 degrees in san jose at this hour. what a beautiful start to your morning. as i mentioned a little earlier, san jose climbed to about 88 yesterday.
today, i think you'll get to about 80 degrees. we do have a cooling trend under way. now, with that said, still going to be quite warm, especially for inland communities, but not as warm as we were on friday. i put on a time lapse here of two hours, so you can see the low clouds beginning to erode back along the coastline. i do think they will remain for most of the day. beginning to clear outside and around the bay area, we've got mostly clear skies for inland communities right now. winds onshore through fairfield, slightly stronger than yesterday. i am beginning to see just signs of a slight cooldown through the afternoon. i think the seabreeze is going to kick up. that will offset the heat for the afternoon and temperatures will, again, come in lower than yesterday. this is the responsible party, the onshore breeze, as well as the marine layer will thicken through today, into tomorrow, and your labor day monday. cooler temperatures in the forecast. now, the ridge of high pressure that brought us that heat is going to begin to weaken and will not have as much of an effect on us. but it will continue to send
some subtropical moisture into california. so by tomorrow, i think we may see high clouds out of that. and eventually, we may see a sprinkle or two. i'm going to show you, picking it up this morning, low clouds along the coast, just inside the bay. we'll break away to mostly sunny skies away from the coastline. that's going to be about it for today. we're now into sunday morning. notice the clouds coming in from the south. these are high clouds. we'll perhaps wake up with the soft sunlight in many locations. now, a line of rain developing here sunday, 5:00 in the afternoon. as we get into monday morning, more of the same. a few sprinkles to start the day. then perhaps a few sprinkles into the afternoon, with plenty of cloud cover. so most of us, not even going to see the sprinkle. you may feel a little sticky, maybe a little muggier in your neighborhood. but if we do get a light shower, should be fairly brief. for the afternoon, 82 for in a vad doe. gorgeous day for the wine and art fest going on. 72 for berkeley. 74 in oakland. going to see the a's play later today, upper 60s at game time.
low 90s for brentwood into the south bay. 80 degrees san jose. 78 for santa clara. 79 for sunnyvale. for the peninsula, 80 degrees redwood city, 77 for san mateo, and 80 degrees for palo alto. 67 in san francisco. the extended forecast, the possibility of a slight chance, we leave that in for sunday and monday. temperatures continuing to cool. mid-80s in the forecast for the inland communities by tomorrow. low 80s for labor day monday. low 70s around the bay and 60s for the coast. i'll have a look at your saturday lunchtime numbers, coming up. new this morning, a train derailment injures 12 people in taiwan. chinese state television reports the train was carrying about 250 people. the train hit a mudslide, causing a car to detach and derail. crews worked in heavy rain to clear the area. train traffic has been temporarily shut down. 9:11 now. more developments about the use of chemical weapons in syria.
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62 degrees outside your doors. . well, riverside county, cleaning up this morning from a storm that stranded people in their cars. one driver actually forced to swim to safety after getting stuck in the flood waters. 10,000 people lost power. forecasters say an inch and a half of rain fell in just over an hour. two homes also are suffering significant damage from water and mud. this morning, the white house says it has, quote, high confidence the syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack near damascus. u.s. officials say human and satellite intelligence supports videos and other evidence collected after the attack. according to a u.s. intelligence report, the attack killed more than 1400 people, including 426 children. u.n. weapons inspectors left syria overnight, as president obama considers launching a military strike overseer yeah's use of chemical weapons. the u.n. inspection team has been gathering evidence from the chemical attack near damascus. it could be one week before its
final report of the analysis is released to the u.n. security council. if president obama does order military action, he will have little international support. only france has spoken out in favor of a strike. >> claims that proof exists, but is classified and cannot be presented to anybody are below criticism. this is plain disrespect for their partners. [ foreign language ] >> this morning, russian president vladimir putin has been sharply critical of the united states. syrian officials say they expect, though, an attack at any time. right now, at least four u.s. warships are in the mediterranean sea. in san francisco, protesters plan a rally against potential u.s. strike today. protesters say the military strike lacks international support and the u.s. cannot afford to be involved in another war in the middle east. in sacramento, lawmakers approved several bills for
consideration in the upcoming session. among the bills facing votes include legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage. lawmakers are also going to consider bills that would law undocumented immigrants to get driver's license. a bill that would require the highway patrol to inspect limos every year will also come up for a full vote in the legislature. a state assembly committee has approved the bill. it would also require them to carry fire extinguishers after the limo fire on the san mateo bridge that killed five people. a bill for internet safety is headed to the governor's desk. it would allow minors to remove photographs and postings from social media websites. the bill would also ban websites from marketing alcohol and tobacco to minors, or from selling minors personal information to advertisers. a bill allowing nurse practitioners to perform abortions for women in the first trimester has also been
approved, allowing sirte fight nurse midwifes and certified physicians to perform the procedures, making . opponents argue only doctors should be able to perform the procedure. new details this morning on the double homicide in punol. flores is in a martinez jail this morning, being held on $2 million bail. police say around 2:30 a.m. yesterday, flores called authorities to the home on terra hills drive. when police arrived, they say flores opened the door and told them the residents inside had been injured. police then found the bodies of a man and woman. both are relatives of flores. neighbors say the two had been living in the home for more than 40 years. >> it's kind of been falling apart over there. people parking on lawns and whatnot. it doesn't quite fit this kind of a peaceful neighborhood. >> authorities are not releasing names of the victims, but a relative identified them
as 76-year-old nona flores and her 54-year-old son tony flores. these are the first homicides in punol in two years. two shootings happened yesterday morning in san jose in a span of four hours. one incident ended with the arrest of 18-year-old raymond cardenas, accused of robbing a safeway yesterday morning. police say he was armed with what looked like a real gun, so officers fired at him. cardenas was not hit. police say he surrendered. a few hours earlier, police shot and injured another armed robbery suspect after he pinned an officer against a fence with a car. the officer was not seriously hurt. that incident happened on wilshire boulevard and king road at about 1:00 a.m. >> i came out and noticed the guy was across the street and he was screaming, help me, help me, i've been shot. he says i'm dying, i'm dying! >> police say the incident started when two men robbed a
woman at gunpoint and they led police on a chase. that ended with the crash. the officer was pinned as the suspects tried to drive away. police said the second suspect ran off and they are still looking for him. well, san francisco officials are debating whether or not to build a new jail. sheriff ross mirkarimi requested approval for a state grant for a new $290 million jail in the city south market neighborhood. mirkarimi says the current jail is not seismically safe. the city attorney opposes the plan, saying the city should reduce the inmate population. ross mirkarimi says he may run for sheriff again. the san francisco chronicle reports he has not made a formal announcement, but says he sees no reason why he wouldn't run for re-election as sheriff. mirkarimi's comments come after he fought to keep his job after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment for bruising his wife's arm during an argument. well, bob filner is officially no longer the mayor
of san diego. filner's recent ignition took effect at 5:00 last night. right now, the city president todd gloria is acting as interim mayor. filner stepped down after less than nine months in office, after nearly two dozen women accused him of sexual harrasment. he is being investigated for allegedly using a city credit card for unofficial purposes and for strong arming local developers. the nfl football season officially begins after this labor day weekend, but a battle taking place off the field might make it hard for some fans to see those favorite teams kicking off. >> a cooldown in the forecast for your saturday afternoon. at this hour, temperatures are beginning to warm. i'll have a look at what is happening outside your door and what you can expect for the afternoon, coming up. unbelievable.
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launch a military strike against syria over a chemical weapons attack. we are going to have the latest on the president's announcement on ktvu.com. [ crowd noise ] fans at a high school football game in sycamore township, ohio went from cheering to screaming, to falling, as you see there. just shortly before half time at that football game, police say a few people did have to go to the hospital. others were treat order scene. officers say the railing appears to have come apart at the base. no serious injuries were reported. are you ready for college football? cal bears kicking off the 2013 season at memorial. tonight, it is a nationally televised game. kickoff set for 7:30. stanford starts their season next weekend. the nfl is gearing up for kickoff to its regular season. that officially begins after the labor day weekend. niners will start the 2013
season at home against the green bay packers. that game is next sunday. kickoff at 1:25. meanwhile, the oakland raiders begin by taking on the colts next sunday at 10:00 a.m. in indianapolis. the new england patriots will have an extra spot on the roster when the season begins. about 30 minutes ago, we learned the team released tim tebow. tebow signed a contract in june with no guarantees. tom brady and ryan mallet will remain as quarterbacks. dispute between time warner and cbs means some won't get to see their programing this weekend. the two sides are expected to resume talks over the labor day weekend, but not expected to reach a deal. that means time warner customers in some of the nation's largest cities will miss the nfl's opening weekend and the third and fourth rounds of the u.s. open. and next week, college football. if you're headed out to berkeley tonight, see what it
will be like around 7:30. >> i think we'll start out fairly mild, but with an onshore breeze. bring along the jacket. this goes for you, as well as for those going to the a's game. sort of a similar pattern right there along the east bayshore line. right now, outside our doors, low clouds along the coastline, and over portions of the bay. temperatures holding in the 60s, warming into the low 70s in fairfield, as well as antioch, livermore also reporting 70 degrees. by 10:00 or so, low to mid-70s around our inland locations. concord, antioch, livermore. you can see along the bay mid- 60s for areas like oakland, heyward, down into fremont. as we get into lunch hour, it's going to be nice and warm. fairfield, antioch, livermore, touching 80 degrees. you can see that from the color there on your screen. meanwhile, closer to the bay, temperatures will remain in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees for your lunch hour. afternoon highs for today, with the numbers on your screen, 74 for oakland in the afternoon. 67 san francisco. 77 san mateo.
heading south, looking at 80 degrees for san jose. 90 degrees for morgan hill. you really have to get inland to get the low 90s. 91 for antioch. to the north bay, temperatures in the low 80s for napa, as well as santa rosa. the cooling trend will continue. in addition to cooling off getting into your holiday weekend, we have introduced the slight chance at maybe a few sprinkles. now looks like perhaps as early as sunday afternoon into monday. so i'll be tracking that for you. in fact, i'll show you the very latest future cast model on the possibility of that rain, coming up. well, a spirit conference in venetia, all centered around the city's ghost fleet of ships. >> and surprising new information about the rim fire. the illegal activity that may have started the 200-plus thousand acre wildfire. had backup po the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in.
. it is a race against time. this is a live picture from atop the new eastern span, looking at the old span. more on what needs be done this morning and later today. welcome back to mornings on 2, everyone. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. 90 minutes ago, cal trans gave us a briefing on the construction. alex savidge is live in emeryville this morning, with more on what the officials had to say. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the work has been constant ever since the bay bridge was closed on wednesday night, as crews work around the clock, trying to prepare the new eastern span
of the bay bridge and all of the roads leading up to it. that's a big part of the project as we'll. we'll push in across the water from our location in emeryville. one of the main focuses over the last couple of days has been the area in and around the toll plaza. they are having to do a lot of paving work in that area to get things ready for drivers. want to show you also a short time ago, one of our photographers was taken on a driving tour this morning of the new eastern span of the bay bridge. final touches are being done there on the bridge, and cal trans believes everything at this point is on track for the planned opening tuesday at 5:00 in the morning. meantime, crews are demolishing a large portion of the old bay bridge. cranes and jackhammers are being used to dismantle a 11,000-foot 1000-foot span, making room for a bike and pedestrian path in a couple of
years. demolition work is challenging in many ways. >> it's pretty complicated, because we have to control the access, supply proper safety equipment and monitor, and then cut each beam out at a time. it's pretty complex. >> reporter: now, crews, a lot of what they are doing is fairly routine, paving and painting lines. overnight, workers finished an area east of the toll plaza and now, of course, they are working their way west, toward the new span, again, paving and striping work. all of that is expected to be finished, according to cal trans, within the next 24 hours or so. a spokesman for cal trans was asked at this morning's briefing about the possibility of opening the new bay bridge early. he said it's possible, but he would still like the public to plan on the new bridge opening, again, scheduled time on tuesday, 5:00 in the morning.
live this morning in emeryville, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2news. well, cal trans is taking advantage of the eastern span closure to also do some maintenance work on the western span of the bridge. crews are doing everything from painting and picking up litter, to paving and replacing lights. engineers are also doing inspections on the bridge. cal trans says being able to get so much work done in such a short period of time is a luxury. >> we can accomplish as much as we normally do in three to four months. so this is a great savings for the taxpayers, for us. it's safer. >> crews say they plan to remove all the lights in the tunnel and replace them with led lights. the 61st annual sausalito arts festival has arrived. it is a waterfront event that features fine art, music, food and wine. this weekend, more than 260 artists from around the world will be there to display their work. organizers are expecting large crowds all weekend, even with
the bay bridge closure. in fact, they say the last time the bay bridge was closed during the festival, they saw record-setting numbers. >> the first time the bridge closed, we thought, oh, my goodness, what's going to happen? we had record attendance that weekend. >> the gates open at 9:00 and will stay open until 6:00 p.m. proceeds from the event will go towards the student scholarships and grants. in just the past 10 years, the festival has donated more than $500,000 to the community. one bay area city has made the top five list for selling the most expensive gas. san francisco comes in at number 5, with the current average price of gas at $3.92. anchorage alaska at 3.94. bridgeport, connecticut at 3.95. santa barbara, 3.94. honolulu, 4 h. $23 to top the list. if you're hitting the road over the holiday weekend, aaa predicts 3.9 million people in california will drive 50 miles or more over the next few days.
that's up 6% compared to last year. nationally, more than 34 million people are expected to drive to their destination. that is up about 4% compared to last year. the summer crackdown on drivers on dui is coming to an end. arrests are down from 142 arrests in the same time period last year. dui arrests were down in santa clara counties. salinas police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another man injured. it happened yesterday morning on williams road. 38-year-old jose ruiz died at the hospital. a 21-year-old man was treated for his injuries, then released. the surviving victim told police he was in a parking lot with ruiz when two men walked up and asked if they were in a gang. when they said they were not gang members, one of the men
shot them. investigators looking into the cause of a massive fire in yosemite say the fire may have been started by marijuana growers. investigators have not formally announced the cause of the fire, but told a community meeting they suspect an illegal marijuana growing operation appears to have been the spark for that fire. investigators also say they are positive the fire was started by people, and not by lightning. and this is not the first time an illegal marijuana growing operation has been blamed for a devastating wildfire. a 2009 fire that burned 90,000 acres in the los padres national forest was the result of a camp fire at an illegal marijuana grow. deputies found 30,000 marijuana plants and an ak-47 assault rifle right next to where the fire started. the forest service says tighter security at the border has resulted in more drug cartels growing marijuana on public lands in california. and firefighters are making progress fighting the rim fire in and around yosemite national
park. that fire is now 35% contained. full containment is expected by september 20th. the fire has burned more than 213,000 acres since it broke out two weeks ago. some evacuation orders have been lifted. and smoke from the rim fire is causing health concerns in the sierra and san joaquin valley. alerts have been issued for san joaquin, stanislaus, merced, madera, fresno and tulare counties. people who see and smell smoke are asked to stay inside. the smoke is especially a concern for people with heart or lung problems, the elderly, and small children. san francisco firefighters are returning home after fighting the rim fire for nine days. a 22-member team volunteered to protect the area. san francisco sent a separate four-person engine crew that is continuing to fight the fire. the city of venetia is getting an early jump on halloween. the san francisco chronicle
reports para normal enthusiasts from across the country came to venetia this month for a ghost conference. ghost sightings have been reported in the area since the 1800s. . a good-looking day for you on this saturday. we are still dealing with mostly cloudy skies just inside the bay. partly sunny reported over oakland, and we have low 60s already in and around the bay area. for today, afternoon highs will be dropping by several degrees in some cases. here's the comparison for you. yesterday, into today, anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than what we had yesterday. so it will still be quite warm for inland communities, but not as toasty as we were yesterday. widespread low to mid-90s, upper 90s in livermore friday afternoon. this is the system that is bringing back the onshore breeze. i do expect that it will strengthen for the afternoon and offset the heating for
today. and the marine layer is beginning to thicken just a little bit. it will continue to thicken as we move through today and into tomorrow, with more cooling expected for the second half of your weekend. in addition to that, watching this ridge of high pressure that is weakening, but still continuing to send subtropical moisture our way. so you can see here, southern california seeing a few showers in the forecast for today, perhaps even going on right now. but it's going to wait until about sunday, until it reaches us. in fact, to save us a little bit of time, i would fast forward into tomorrow morning. the time stamp reads 9:00 a.m. sunday morning. we may wake up with high clouds, the clouds giving us the filtered sunshine, soft sunlight. through the afternoon, i'm seeing a line of rain. so the system that is bringing us the cooler air, coupled with the subtropical moisture, may squeeze out a few scattered showers for sunday afternoon. we're now into monday morning, a few more showers popping up here and it sort of dances around this idea all the way through your labor day. we're going to leave in the
possibility of maybe a sprinkle for sunday and into monday. 61 degrees right now in oakland. 60 degrees san francisco. mid 60s in napa. warming into the low 70s for fairfield, antioch and livermore. in most cases, slightly cooler than yesterday, and that trend should continue into the afternoon. 82 for sonoma this afternoon. 82 san rafael. mid-70s sausalito. into the east bay, temperatures will range from the low to mid- 70s along the east bayshore line to the mid to upper 80s around danville. low 90s for brentwood and antioch afternoon. 83 for saratoga and along the peninsula. one last stop, a good-looking day in palo alto with 80 degrees. 67 san francisco. mid-60s along the coast with partly cloudy skies from areas right around pacifica, montara and half moon bay. temperatures continuing to cool sunday and monday. in addition to the cooling trend, slight possibility of a few scattered showers. i'll have a look at your
saturday lunchtime numbers, coming up. tampa bay rays, oakland a's battling for the top spot in the wild card and the bay bridge closure playing a role. tampa bay starting pitcher david price had to take a taxi last night from the team's san francisco hotel to the oakland coliseum. that detour cost him $202. maybe it was on his mind. maybe it wasn't. a's catcher kurt suzuki, bottom of five, takes price deep to left, 3-1 blast into the field. welcome home kurt suzuki. rays would later too. in the bottom of the eight, jedd lowry says take that. coco crisp, come on down. a's win 4-3, tied for the card. two back of texas in the west. giants down in the desert, angel pagan in the lineup last night, starting the game with a double, sacrifice to third, tagged on this brandon belt fly ball. 1-0 after one. tim lincecum on the hill. d-backs did load them up against lincecum in the sixth with one out, but he would get out of the jam. strikeout, and a little defense
from pablo sandoval. nice stab. giants would go on to win 1-0. lincecum, now 8-13 on the year. your time now, 9:41. shot and hit with a rolling pin over a parking spot. the bizarre attack that landed one woman in the hospital. >> and it is a chance for you to see some really fast cars at sonoma raceway. we're giving away four tickets to the world touring car championship. we'll reveal the secret word, coming up next. >> but first, let's take you outside. we've been watching that bridge all morning and things are looking good. coming up, we'll take a look at the detours around the closed bay bridge. more traffic than usual, but no major delays. let's check in on the golden gate bridge. slower. definitely slower heading out of the city to the north bay. foggy out there, but no major problems to report for you this morning. 9:42 on the clock. you are watching mornings on 2. goodnight.
. welcome back. a look at partly sunny skies, a nice day in the forecast. widespread low to mid-70s around the bay. with help from nasa radar imaging, scientists have discovered a mega canyon in greenland. it is 460 miles long, almost 200 miles longer than the grand canyon. but it is not as deep. scientists say it has been hidden under a sheet of ice and has probably been there for 4 million years. well, the school year's just beginning, but some classes have already been canceled because of weather. some colorado districts sent students home yesterday because temperatures hit a record 97 degrees, and officials say they didn't have any choice but to cancel classes because at least
88 schools in the denver area don't have air conditioning. parents seem to be taking those closures in stride, saying, look, if school has 'to be canceled for snow it, can also be canceled for hot weather. this morning, investigators are trying to determine why a house in east los angeles suddenly collapsed. neighbors say they heard a strange noise, then watched in shock, as the house crumbled last night. search and rescue dogs were brought in, but they did not find anyone inside. police say the house had been abandoned for several years, although some homeless people had recently been broken in. workers at oakland national airport are back at work today, just one day after going on strike. >> we are the people! >> about 200 workers participated in yesterday's one- day strike. the workers have been in contract negotiations for the past year. they are demanding better pay and benefits, and they are also fighting to stop a hike in monthly health care costs. >> we're paying zero for health care and our company wants us, if you're single, to pay over $300. if you're a family, over $600.
that's why we're fighting for health care. >> and their employer, host international, says it made workers a fair offer that reflects the drop in air travel. san francisco police say a fight over a parking spot led to a bizarre attack in visitacion valley. police say the fight began when a woman tried to park at the intersection of byfield avenue and santos street on thursday. a woman came out of a nearby house and confronted the driver, allegedly hitting her on the head with a rolling pin. police say the suspect also bit the victim before leaving the scene. that victim is expected to survive. your time now, 9:47. let's recap top stories this morning. work does continue on the new eastern span of the bay bridge, about 90 minutes ago, when cal trans said significant progress had been made. but it is still too early to know if the bridge will open early. and the snake scammers have struck again. the suspects have now expanded
burglaries from alameda county to the peninsula. police are warning residents to beware of strangers claiming to be with animal control, searching for loose snakes. plus, a deadly overnight shooting at an oakland nightclub, happening around 1:30 this morning at club anton on third street in jack london square. police found a young man dead at the scene. no arrests have been made. in bakersfield, an elementary school principal is accused of murdering her husband. 46-year-old leslie chance was taken into custody on thursday night. the body of her husband was found four days earlier in a field. police believe chance and her husband left their home together last weekend and drove to a dirt road. a woman reports seeing a woman walk away from that car and then the body was found shortly after. chance is due in court on tuesday. a san jose woman is in the hospital after being critically injured in a house fire. it started around 8:30 yesterday morning on commodore drive, near the state park.
firefighters found a 70-year- old woman trapped in a back bedroom. she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. the woman's son was also taken to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. he is expected to recover. today, supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg will become the first justice from the high court to officiate a same-sex wedding. she will repride over the wedding of kennedy center president michael kaiser and government economist john roberts. kyeser kaiser is a long-time friend of ginsburg. it is gay pride weekend in oakland. the festivities kicked off last night at the fox theater. the main celebration is set for tomorrow in the uptown neighborhood on franklin street, between 17th and 22nd streets. dozens of artists are performing on four stages, including the r & b group, en vogue. there will be a wedding pavillion where people can get married. it is oakland's biggest pride
festival yet. >> came back in 2010 with a bang, and it's just been growing every year. we're now the second largest pride in northern california. that's amazing. >> the festival runs tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. general admission is $10. it will be $5 for children under the age of 12. well, for the past few days, ktvu and our parent company, cox media group, have been bringing you stories of our cox conserves heroes. people in the community working to make a difference. chief meteorologist bill marth inn introduces us to a woman in oakland. >> reporter: karen paulson wanted to make an environmental difference. after seeing this newly constructed nursery, she joined a 17-year-old nonprofits grassroots group. >> i grew up around plants and planting gardens and taking care of flowers. nothing i like more than this.
>> reporter: the most important work the friends do is restore the water shed, by removing invasive nonnative plants and replacing them with native species. >> the heart of that effort, that replacement effort of how do you get 30 or 40 species of native plants to put there is in this nursery. >> reporter: it starts with a group going out on collection hikes. seeds during the summer. cutting during the winter. >> we'll sow seeds, stick cuttings, take divisions. a lot of what we do is transplant tiny plants from seed flats into pots like these. >> reporter: paulson is also in charge of the seed box. after the hikes, members write the species, location, and day on a collection envelope and drop the seeds inside. some seeds are more than 10 years old. >> there's over 216 native species in the water shed. >> incredible. >> and i know their names! >> reporter: paulson does it
all. collects, maintains the seed box, keeps a spreadsheet for her plants, clears nonnative species. the creek is in good hands. for cox conserves heroes, i'm meteorologist bill marth inn, ktvu channel 2news. >> and you can vote for your favorite cox conserves heroes online. the winner gets $10,000 to donate to their nonprofit. go to ktvu and click on the tv 36 tab, then on cox conserves. it is ticket saturday. today's winners will get to rev their engines at the world touring car championship. five lucky winners will win a weekend four-pack for september 7 and 8. it is the only place in north america where race fans can see these world touring cars. for your chance to win, just go to ktvu.com before midnight and put in that secret word, "clutch." >> "clutch." the effort to keep bay area waterways clear of dangerous
. stingray injuries are on the rise at several beaches in orange county. this month, officials say there have been around 450 injuries. that number is five times higher than the number reported in august of last year. lifeguards are now asking swimmers and surfers to be more cautious of the stealthy animal. most stingray victims describe getting injured as a very unpleasant and painful surprise. >> there is a certain amount of denial that goes into it that, you know. >> stingray injuries can result in trauma, swelling and muscle cramps. sea life experts recommend moving your feet around to stir
up the bottom of the water. they say it will help scare off any stingrays nearby. a mussel-sniffing dog will be inspecting boats this labor day weekend. we want to show you popeye. that guy will be at lake sonoma, inspecting for mussels. the tiny mussels are in festing waterways and easily transferred. nationwide, they cause more than $500 million in damage. once they are part of the waterway, the mussels quickly reproduce and destroy natural habitats and fisheries. popeye will try to prevent that by randomly inspecting boats through monday. bacon lovers across the u.s. are celebrating national bacon day. well, according to food critics, the bacon craze has reached a peak sizzle in the last 10 years. americans across the nation have gone as far as dedicating festivals to the salty treat and extreme bacon fanatics have
even added the goodie to some non-breakfast foods, like sundaes and cocktails. even had a bacon doughnut once. bacon maple doughnut. i don't know. it was? san francisco, sounded cool. >> keep it out of the cocktails. that's strange. if it works, it works. mill bray art and wine festival today, sausalito art festival. rosemary, a lot going on. how are we looking? >> we're looking good. how about a blt? yum! fog will remain along the coastline today. temperatures in the upper 50s, low 660s around the bay. far-reaching inland areas in the low 70s with mostly sunny skies. we'll creep up a few degrees in the next hour. for lunchtime, low 60s for the coast, 70s around the bay. low 80s inland. nice and warm by the lunch hour. here's a look at afternoon highs, coming in below yesterday by several degrees in some cases. more comfortable as we talk about areas like santa rosa and napa, low to mid-80s in your
forecast. upper 80s for concord, livermore. around the bay area, doesn't get much better than this. 74 in oakland. 77 san mateo. 67 san francisco. remaining cool at the coast, with partly cloudy skies. the extended forecast here, the cooling trend continues for the holiday weekend. in addition to the cooling trend, we do have just the slight possibility of a few showers. >> sounds good, rosemary. that is our report for this morning. as we told you earlier, president obama is scheduled to make a statement about the syrian conflict in 15 minutes. we'll take it live on ktvu. >> we'll leave you with this live picture of the demolition of the old span of the bay bridge.