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aware. need time. changes. personally for that individual. and for the individuals surunded by the student -- surrounded by the students. >> the transgender student has never been in a fight before, the other three have. all four will be disciplined. >> i hope bullying will be addressed more closely on our campus and in our district and the states and the nation. >> reporter: the video you see was recorded by student. it has been confiscated by the school. the school district opens up straight ahead at 6:00 p.m. live at hercules high school, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. in the south bay authorities are hoping a sketch will give them leads in a sexual assault in a college
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bath room. a man may be known as johnny. officers say he raped a 19-year- old student on november 4 at deanza college. it happened in the first floor bath room. the victim thought he was a student but said he wasn't a friend. investigators still haven't been able to identify him. steaking a live look at -- taking a live look at san francisco. the winds are expected to pick up over the next few hours. this morning's fog is giving way to strong winds. ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin is here with the look at the winds. >> over night the winds are expected to pick up. look at where we are in terms of wind speeds. north bay there is not lot of wind. 9 miles per hour. napa calm. here is the wind. san francisco 22 miles per hour at the airport.
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the winds are lifting around. in 15 minutes where the winds could gust, the timing and what that will do to temperatures over the weekend. i will see you back here 15 minutes. to our continuing coverage of the affordable care act. >> we fumbled the roll out on the healthcare law. there are lot of things -- >> president obama taking responsibility for the botched launch of the affordable care act and announcing changes about how it will work. we have been reporting on the website issues and the frustration among people who had their insurance canceled. today the president is offering a fix to those who can't keep their vinyl policies. >> reporter: she is battling cancer that spread through her bones and brain. due to the affordable care act her plan is canceled.
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today president obama offered hope for americans who had their policies canceled because the affordable care act deemed it substandard. the president's newest offer allows insurance company to renew for one year but they must inform them of benefits they won't receive if they keep their plan. >> commissioners have the power to decide what plans can and can't be sold. >> reporter: this afternoon california insurance commissioner called on cover california to do the same. release all from a provision that requires cancellation by the end of the year. >> since the government promised californians could remain in their current felt sure it was a mistake to -- health insurance it was a
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mistake. >> reporter: 1.1 million people in california have received the cancellation notices. it is not clear how they would benoid of any change that would allow them to renew. california's attorney general put 10 websites out of business they were tricking people. ktvu investigated one of the websites in september and we uncovered how close the name was to the california site. kamala harris said these sites mimicked the official covered california site but were fraudulent. the sites shut down or redirect people to the official site. a bank robbery led to a school lock down this morning. it happened about 10:00 a.m. at the west america branch. several schools went into lock down as police, including one
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using a police dog searched for the robber. a white man in his 20s, wearing a long sleeve button down shirt. the california highway patrol is looking for a man involved in a hit-and-run accident. the crash happened before 1:00 p.m. on highway 280. officers say a toyota slammed into two cars on the shoulder and a truck. the suspect took off running. three adults changing a tire were thrown into the bushes. the driver is 20 years old with a goatee. thieves starting a food bank, this -- targeting a food bank, this time they are taking the fuel to deliver the food. the thieves targeted a facility of one of the largest -- of one of the largest charities. second harvest food bank. the losses and damages will
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take a long time to recover from. ktvu's robert handa shows us why. >> reporter: second harvest food bank deliver 1 million pounds of food a week to 250,000 people. tuesday morning thieves stole 90 gallons of fuel and leaving behind two trucks filled with food and $17,000 in damage. >> what we care about is moo meal -- meals. 34,000 meals we won't be able to provide. >> reporter: there is a ripple effect when they take a hit. community service in san jose serves thousands of working class families. >> they are providing a lot of food we distribute and we work with them. >> reporter: stealing from a
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charity is stealing from people. >> affect as lut of people who is depend -- affects a lot of who is depending on it. >> reporter: they are seeking help from the public. they have oo refocus -- to refocus on the holiday need. >> we have to deal with something like this at the busiest time of the year. >> reporter: along with trying to recover from the theft, they say they are being forced to take on a long term, permanent expense, security guards. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. new information on an out break. officials say it appears norovirus was the cause. 62 students became sick. the university says it moved to sanitize the hall to keep it
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from spreading. the defense contractor lockheed martin is cutting 4,000 jobs nationwide and some of those will be in the bay area. lockheed martin makes defense equipment. it is shutting four buildings and trimming 200 positions in sunnyvale. lockheed martin said in the face of government budget cuts and complex global secure landscape these actions are necessary for the future of our business. people plying out of oak -- flying out of oakland on thanksgiving may have to pack their own food because of a labor dispute. 200 food workers will walk off the jaubon thanksgiving -- job on thanksgiving. they will be protesting unfair labor practices. they have been in negotiations for the past year. wages and health benefits are the sticking points. show of support for a teen set on fire is bringing
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together students from the victim and the attacker's school tonight. ktvu's john sasaki is live. >> reporter: this is dubbed the rainbow march. starts in 30 minutes and will include people from three different school communities. >> reporter: students got ready for the march this afternoon by making signs. this is where richard thomas is a student. he set fire to sasha. >> it was bad. i want to hope he gets better. >> reporter: it starts at oakland high school. many who will join are students at sasha's school. the event is promoted and friends are optimistic about
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the public response. >> so many people he doesn't even know, members of the public are coming and supporting him. >> sasha is an amazing person. intelligent. like if you have a problem with your home work you go to sasha. >> reporter: this is sasha in new york with his parents. his father is a teacher. the director has been in contact with the family. >> sasha is still doing well. given the circumstances. and, you know, just focusing on the healing. we are not out of the woods yet. >> reporter: as you can see there is a small group of people right now but they say they expect this to grow to hundreds. they hope to send a message against hate. live in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. we have breaking news
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concerning the b.a.r.t. strike. it seems when you thought the issue was over, the agreement that got b.a.r.t. trains running may be in jeopardy. the b.a.r.t. union leaders telling us bard management ised a -- b.a.r.t. management is advising the board to turn down the contract. the b.a.r.t. workers say there is a problem with a line in the contract that involves family leave. at this point this is new information. we have a team working the phones trying to get closer to sources to learn more on what that means for b.a.r.t. riders. there will be a b.a.r.t. meeting tomorrow. we will keep you posted. meanwhile rats roaming the streets. new at 5:30 p.m. what may be to bloom for a city's pest problem -- blame for a kate's pest problem --
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city's pest problem. >> why isn't this given to the people? >> 2 investigates how the items are being diverted and sold at local flee market. >> a man on a mission. we talk to a father as he heads to the philippines to reach his wife and daughter and helping other victims as well. >> after the break, i will track the winds. gusts 35, 40 miles per hour. where the winds will be the strong and say what your weekend looks like. all coming up. avo: the volkswagen "sign then drive"
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grief and hope in the fill philippines -- philippines. the government carried out its
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first mass burial and aid ships arrived. the american aircraft carrier uss george washington. the first medical help is on its way. one of five nurses from the bay area at sfo getting ready to fly to manila. we caught up with her as she packed to go. they are traveling with a group. >> our job will be to assess the needs, medical supplies, whatever needs they have. so we can set up the ground work for the future of the next several weeks and months. >> the nurses plan to meet with members of the health workers association and then travel into the area. a man on a mission and we caught up with him on his way to the heart of the damage. his goal is to reach his pregnant wife and daughter.
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how else she helping out. >> reporter: packing more than just clothes. she on a -- he is on a mission. >> i was worried. >> reporter: he grew up in berkeley but was in oregon when typhoon haiyan hit. the worry is for his wife who is pregnant and his daughter. when typhoon haiyan hit he didn't know if they were alive till a phone call sunday night. >> i realized i am going to the philippines. that is my responsibility. >> reporter: the plan was to have the baby in the philippines. the benefits offeredkerred his wife pre-existing. the benefits offered considered his wife pre-existing. >> thank you.
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i mean, i -- i never felt such relief. >> reporter: it is a humanitarian mission. through his website he has been able to raise $2,000 for much needed needed supplies for others. >> i saw what happened to this city and it was flattened. >> reporter: he plans on staying for 10 days doing whatever he can to help others and bring his wife and daughter back home. in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> stepping up to the plate, how bay area youngsters are doing their part to help the victims coming up. there hasn't been comment from a law maker whose father was killed. joseph gatto, the father of california assemblyman mike gatto was shot and killed last night. his sister found the body.
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police say the los angeles home was ran sacked and joseph gatto may have interrupted a burglary when he was shot. a lack of rain is contributing to an extended fire season. cal fire said it is keeping firefighters and equipment on duty past the typical close of the fire season. that is normally when it begins to rain but this year due to record low rainfall the wildfire season is still underway. a burn ban is still in effect. so far this year there have been 344 wildfires compared to 296 last year and 266 in 2011. winds, now let's go to our chief meteorologist bill martin. it will be windy. >> late in the season, dry, with the winds coming up tonight, it is always a concern. not as nasty as september or
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august in terms of heat and humidity but it has been dry. big winds going like tonight you could have a problem. no red flag warning, though. no wind advisories yet but that could change. outside, it cooled off. you know that. numbers dropped off. came down 8, 10 degrees. cooler. tonight patchy fog. a live camera shot. fog along the coast. that fog lingers tomorrow. this is the day part tomorrow. san francisco. starts off cool. lunchtime 58 degrees. san francisco tomorrow 60 degrees. cooler pattern. winds help that. not going to be just windy in the hills but coast as well. hills 35 miles per hour perhaps. we could see gusts stronger in places off shore. the winds along the coast. this is the area, the great highway, the blowing sand,
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along the avenues, 36 miles per hour at pacifica. gusts to 40 along the coast. dry around here. a chance for precipitation as we head towards tuesday. we are dry through the bay area weekend. the weather headline is the winds for tonight and tomorrow. those winds will leave cool air in place. cooler over night lows. towards the weekend temperatures not in the 70s but more like these. mid-60s and low 60s. not cold. just not as hot. five-day forecast, low temperatures for the coast. and the bay. that time of year. and we are looking at a weekend that will be cooler than we have been seeing. it has been really warm. above average. 80 degrees yesterday. this week in mid-60s. there is your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view and when i come back we will talk more about the
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forecast for rain and the winds. >> thank you. trained to spot terrorists, the tsa program created to keep travelers safe. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> we told you about the high school fight being investigated at a hate crime, how it is putting the battle against bullying back into the spotlight and the fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel could open this weekend. we will explain why many people may still be sitting in traffic. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
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members of the military will have it easier by theond of the year. service member whose -- by the end of the year. service members will be able to leave their shoes, belt and laptops in their bags. san francisco and san jose airports are participating in the program which is expanding from 10 airports to 100 airports by december 20. however, another tsa program to keep travelers safe is wasting millions of dollars. according to federal auditors who say the program spot isn't working. one congressman says there are
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better and more efficient ways to keep people safe. >> back to the drawing board and see how we could spend less money. >> under the program officers within the tsa are trained to spot terrorists before they act. he says it was clear the program wasn't working when officers failed to stop a gunman two weeks ago who killed a tsa worker at lax. >> i think it is clear from the lax shooting there that the spot program was not able tulle detect -- able to detect a lunatic who went in with a rifle. >> while testifying on capitol hill the head of the tsa ask it be extended. he says if the program is eliminated there will be longer security lines and more pat
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downs. new jobs numbers show fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits. 339,000 people filed for unemployment insurance last week. 2,000 fewer than the week before and the fifth straight decline. and puts the rate back near pre- recession levels. the decline show businesses see little need to cut jobs. business was good on wall street today. the dow is up 54 to 15,876. the nasdaq is up 7 at 3,972. the s&p is up 8 to 1,790. it is a growing pest problem. >> finger pointer over a rat problem. is construction to blame or is there another cause? >> and he battled and beat cancer. now this boy has thousands of
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strangers helping turn san francisco into gathm city. >> and news chopper 2 live in oakland where a march is set to get underway at any moment. friends and family of a burned teen. they are gathering right now in a show of support. i love watching tv outside.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. rats roaming the streets in one san francisco neighborhood. raising questions about whew is responsible for this -- about who is responsible for this problem. some say it might be construction project. although others have a different explanation. ktvu's david stevenson is live in san francisco where you learned how serious the problem is. >> reporter: rats are a problem in any city but some neighbors on this street say construction is pumping rats to claw and eat through these carbage cans. >> reporter: he -- garble cans -- garbage cans. >> reporter: he goes through his car to make sure there are no rats. these rats have been running
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wild since construction began on the subway 18 months ago here. >> they climb in and climb back out. they look like spider man. >> reporter: he says the rats chewed through the cans. he is worried. >> the city, somebody has to do something. >> we haven't received complaints about rats. >> reporter: they say most complaints focused on noise and dirt. not rats. >> we have an abatement program in place and including placing traps throughout the construction project. >> reporter: other businesses blame the problem on homeless encampments. he told us he seesplementy of rats -- sees plenty of rats. >> they are habitat was moved so i am looking at 35 to 50
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rats a night. >> reporter: rats beating out cockroach as the number one complaint. they offered to step up abatement. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. traffic on interstate 80 is back to normal following huge back ups after a big rig crash. one westbound lane was shut down after the truck flipped on to itside this morning -- on its side this morning. the truck driver swerved, hit an abandon car before tipping over. the driver wasn't hurt. the truck was killed with 25,000 pounds of frozen food that was heading for trader joes. it was cleared before noon. a donation from safeway is helping a elementary school
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bounce back. 31 laptops and ipads were stolen. tomorrow safeway plans to deliver 31 new i foods the school to replace the ones -- ipads to the school to replace the ones that were lost. happening now. news chopper 2 over head in oakland and the crowd has grown to more than 100 people. they are gathering to show support for sasha fleischman who was set on fire while sleeping on a bus. the march is one of many ways the community rallied support for him. ktvu's john sasaki has been keeping tabs on the march and joins us live from oakland. john? >> reporter: we are at park and mccarther. you can see people gathered here. sasha we stand with you.
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messages of love. there is over 100 people. strong presence for the school where sasha fleischman is from and the school where his father works. all people trying to get a message across in support of sasha. joel, what is the message? >> i think the message tonight is both to recognize the horrible incident that occurred in honor of sasha fleischman and his family's experiences and as a community to say you have the right to be yourself and everyone needs to have that space to do that. sasha was just being himself when this occurred. we have a responsibility to make it safe. >> reporter: talking about sasha fleischman set on fire 9
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days ago. he is agender. doesn't want to be referred to as him or her. the folks here will be marking up the street, to where the incident, the fire on the bus happened and we will bring that to you later in the 6:00 p.m. news. live, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. turning now to the disaster in the philippines. a week after typhoon haiyan hit aid is starting to arrive. uss george washington arrived in tacloban today. many people are still in need of supplies like food and water. estimates put the number of people displaced at 600,000. at home relief efforts are kicking into high gear. people are stepping up to the plate to help. ktvu's cara liu is live in san francisco where children are doing their part. >> reporter: they are. look around. we are surrounded by donations
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here. the san francisco center. some of the kids spent part of their afternoon packing up boxes to send supplies over seas. some of the stacks are taller than many kids here. the reliefeft began sunday. as you can see the entire center is fill -- the relief began sunday. as you can see the entire center is filled. organizers say this has been a good teaching opportunity for the kids to learn about their roots and helping others. >> we are going to give it to philippines to do -- to help them and -- we are helping them to -- to survive. >> i have had to explain to them what is going on. how the people are impacted by the typhoon. i had to explain a lot of the
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food are going going to people who don't have food. >> reporter: it will take weeks to get these boxes over there so right now their focus is on cash contributions that could go to the red cross to try get help to the victims as quickly as possible. the center is near 7th and mission. they are extending their hours for the next week. from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. till next wednesday to collect more donations. live in san francisco, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. giant wind tunnel is put to use in the south bay, how it may change how airplanes are designed. >> large sink hole and another bay area considering stricter rules for smokers.
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the counsel is considering adding rules to the smoking ordinance. it is illegal to smoke in parks or public entrances. the new rule would out law smoking on university avenue and side streets as well as the california business district. they are set to consider the proposal to expand the ban when it meets monday.
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the are new health concerns over the increase used of a new and old method of smoking. the centers for disease control and prevention says ecigarettes and hookahs is on the rise. as a result it needs to monitor how the products are used. ecigarettes contain nicotine. nasa and boeing unveiled technology they could save airlines money. several small jets of air. they have been testing it at a wind tunnel in mountain view. boeing provided the sail of a 757 for the testing. it makes the tail work better and increase the force it exerts on the plane. >> allows us to shrink the tail and reduces the drag and reduces the fuel the airplane will burn. >> fuel is a major cost in
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flights. using less fuel helps the environment. test results could change how ailers are designed and -- airliners are designed and made. >> two investigates, we will show you how donations meant for a food bank are being sold. >> how an army of volunteers is getting ready to bring a boy's make a wish request come true. >> i am back after the break. we will talk about the bay area weekend and how cool temperatures will get. there is big changes coming saturday and sunday. avo: the volkswagen "sign then drive"
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happening now, news chopper 2 is over head for the start of the march that is going on in oakland. the crowd there has grown to more than 100 people, gather, they gathered outside oakland high school. they are showing their support for sasha fleischman. the students from berkeley who was set on fire while sleeping on a bus. what they will do here is march from oakland high school to where the incident happened where the bus was when sasha fleischman was set on fire. we will follow the march and we will have a update at 6:00 p.m. 2 investigates how donated food ended up for sale as a flee market. ktvu's eric rasmussen tracked
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down had goods that were supposed to feed the less fortunate. >> reporter: there is almost nothing you can't find at the flee market in oakland. but the company that makes this olive oil sold to us says it was never supposed to be here. >> i know that we don't sell it. >> reporter: she says the lot numbers on the bottles of olive oil confirm they were part of a large donation to the emergency food bank. trucks picked up the donations from the warehouse. >> my questionings is this: why is this product not being given to the people it was intended to. >> reporter: we had the same question. >> reporter: excuse me. can you tell me why you are selling this olive oil? >> why should i do that? >> reporter: do you know how it
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got here? >> should i answer that? >> reporter: do you know how it got here? >> i won't tell you anything about that. >> reporter: she wants answers too. her organization feeds 138,000 people a year with the help of donations from big companies. >> reporter: does it make you mad? >> it makes me mad. this is something that goes to the people. for the people. that is the key. >> reporter: while you might be mad it is just the beginning. we are on the trail of the stolen donations. at 10:00 p.m. where it leads us and why those responsible aren't likely to face charges. tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. a response from caltrans after a ktvu channel 2 news investigation showed you homes
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bought with taxpayer dollars being auctioned off. last night at 5:00 p.m. we showed you the homes boarded up and vacant. caltrans bought them to create a freeway but the project never hammond. for months -- happened. for months ktvu channel 2 news asked for specific numbers. those dollar amounts still haven't been given but caltrans gave us this information. since 2011, 140 have been sold and all the sales will fund 100 million dollars in local transportation projects. if you missed the story you can find it on www.ktvu.com. click on the 2 investigates section. a sink hole in florida continues to grow after it destroyed two homes. it was noticed earl today. by mid-day 60 feet wide and 50 feet deep.
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it pulledane boat, a swimming pool and parts of both -- pulled in a boat, a swimming pool and parts of both homes. one in february swallowed a house. commercial crab season is hours away. ed a midnight fisherman can begin pulling in their crab pots. the price is $3 a pound. some can see it by monday. >> never tried crab. let's talk about our weather with our chief meteorologist. over cast today. thought it was going to rain. >> felt like it too. fog and low clouds. temperatures dropped 8, 10 degrees. cooler today. earlier outside, that is the fog. there is the north tower of the bridge. about 700 feet. you see the fog breakaway this
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afternoon. the fog has been replaced by high clouds. temperatures today, 80 in santa rosa yesterday. temperatures tomorrow cooler as well. temperatures superintending down. has a lot to do with the winds. winds are starting to blow at the san francisco airport. 22 miles per hour. over night winds pick up. it will keep temperatures -- it will be cool. most areas in the mid-40s. warmer. the winds warms us. this low-pressure system is the reason for the wind and the cooler forecast. temperatures this weekend in the 60s. mid-60s. chillier. 66 -- still bearable. mid-60s. right? still bearable. just not as warm as tomorrow or last week. 67 in gilroy. 63 fremont. 62 in redwood city.
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the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view bringing in the cooler over night lows. coast and inland. you can get a feel for what is coming up. sunday inland bay valleys. temperatures cool off into the upper 30s. like to see rain. maybe something on tuesday next week. we might see showers. right now it is dry through the weekend but cooler. >> what a strange november. >> unusual. >> thank you. it is bat kid to the rescue. san francisco turns into gotham city as he has his make a wish dream come true. [ man ] they're big. strength we can count on.
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. in an effort to increase safety police will be cracking down tomorrow on dangerous motorcycle riding. the motorcycle safety enforcement operation is arranged by the police department. they say extra officers will be patrolling where motorcycle crashes and violations happen. five motorcyclists have been killed this year. doctors say he can no longer race. he is retiring from racing because of serious injuries he suffered in a crash last month. he is married to ashley judd.
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he fractured his spine, broke his ankle and suffered a concussion in the crash. a 9/11 attack is less likely now than 12 years ago. that is what homeland security and law enforcement officers said today. the officials testified before the panel. they said enemy fights have been pushed to foreign soil however they worry about home grown extremist. those attackers are saying off the radar but more active on the internet. san francisco is gearing up for tomorrow when a five-year- old gets a chance to be a superhero. >> we expect 7500 to 10,000 people at cisc center for -- civic center for this for a
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little boy that is kind of -- hopefully will be the last he sees of leukemia and always been fascinated by super heroes. >> san francisco police chief will be in the mix helping to make it a special day for a little boy who will be known as bat kid. there is an army of people working to make tomorrow a day to remember. ktvu's rob roth is here now after going to all the places he will be and seeing all the planning and preparation. rob? >> reporter: san francisco is about to turn into gotham city. we can expect to see a bat signal coming from one of these buildings. but tomorrow is the big day when a little boy will get his wish of becoming a super hero and the world seems to be cheering him on. >> reporter: this red bat light figures to be one of the tools
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he will need tomorrow but his crime fighting companion isn't saying how. >> it is a mystery. >> reporter: he can already be considered a super hero. he battled leukemia most of his life and he is winning. he is in remission but he had a wish and the make-a-wish foundation is making it happen. tomorrow san francisco will call on him to save the day. >> the wish he expressed carried so much in it that we are able to have so much fun with what will be -- we will be having a good time. >> reporter: he will be receiving training today in san francisco. >> if you want to be bat man you have to have the skills to fight crime so he will learn tumbling and acrobatics. >> reporter: bat kid will be
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called to save a damsel in disstres. >> he will look outside and bat man will say hey i need your help. >> reporter: outside a flash mob will give him the scary news. >> the penguin will be kidnapping lucille. >> reporter: the adventure is an internet craze. people have posted signs of encouragement, even tweets, even joe montana is cheering him. >> never did i think san francisco would respond this way. >> reporter: even he doesn't know all that is in store for him tomorrow. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. now at 6:00 p.m. the fourth bore of the caldecot tunnel is finally finished. >> we are learning about a
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hitch in the contract that brought an tend to the b.a.r.t. strike. the one thing that could blow the deal up. >> and bullying, a school fight raises new concerns about student safety. >> ktvu channel 2 news starts right now with breaking news. >> breaking news. a b.a.r.t. manager told the board of directors to reject the labor agreement that ended the b.a.r.t. strike because of one clause. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. ktvu's jana katsuyama has more on the surprise hours before the board of directors was set to meet. >> reporter: well the board has a special meeting that has been scheduled for tomorrow and what we are hearing now is that the bart administration has found some language in the contract that could cause them to recommend the board reject the
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agreement. here is the statement we received from b.a.r.t. management today. b.a.r.t. management believes that a provision it did not agree to was include in the final package. b.a.r.t. is costing out the impact of the provision. it appears that the b.a.r.t. board is going to be looking at this. they won't vote but they will discuss it tomorrow. the agreement with the unions, the two largest unions was agreed upon and ended up with the unions going on strike twice in the course of the negotiations. this agreement brought all of that to an end. both unions ratified the contract by votes of 80%. so this is something union members i talked to say this comes as a

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