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>> reporter: we will have a live interview with the fire department here in oakland to get the very latest details on a fire that sent 18 people out into the street. a bold crime involving pizza deliveries. the armed robbers who are still on the loose in the bay area. >> reporter: and the meeting went late into last night. but chevron got the go ahead for major safety and environmental improvement at the richmond refinery. what was approved and why not everyone is on board. and the ucla campus, under water. the massive cleanup underway
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right now after a giant water main break. "mornings on 2" begins right now. all i grabbed was the clothes on. >> escaping to safety with just minutes to spare. an early-morning fire destroys two buildings in oakland this morning, leaving more than a dozen people without a place to stay. ktvu was first on the scene at 4:30 this morning capturing these dramatic pictures of flames leaping from the home. and this is a live look at the scene right now. in just about two minutes, christien kafton will join us live and tell us what neighbors believe started this fire. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning, tc. >> good morning dave. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve has a lot to tell you. >> there's a lot of low clouds around. very cloudy. there's tropical clouds, north, east and south.
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only a few. some of those are heading back from the central valley. it will be really hot and humid for some away from the coast. a lot of tropical clouds taking aim at the sierra nevada. also some up towards mead county. had a few showers and there's some off the mendocino/sonoma coast. those are lifting northward. so they are there but most of them are not in the immediate bay area. but there's some very warm temperatures. 60s, a few 50s. napa is 59. the delta breeze is trying. but it keeps collapsing a sign that will be hot and humid. another round of clouds south of us in the central sierra, definitely producing more showers and thunderstorms. for us, if you have the fog, it will be in the 60s. if not, it will be hot and humid. 90s, 100s. the humidity factor continues to be really high. here's sal. steve, we're still looking at slow traffic approaching the
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bay bridge because of an earlier crash that was on the side for a while. it wasn't in the lanes. but people were slowing to take a look anyway. we have a 35, 40-drive time between the oakland toll plaza and the san francisco side of the bridge. most of it, unfortunately, is waiting just to get on the bridge. if you want to think about the san mateo bridge, that's a decent alternate. it's not too bad across the span. the nimitz freeway getting there is just a little bit crowded approaching 92. especially if you are halfway between the bro two bridges, you have to make a choice and 92 is the best choice. it's slow over the altamont pass, a little slow in livermore, then it picks u southbound 680 from pleasanton to is up -- fremont, it looks pretty good on the sunol grade. 7:03. back to the desk. we begin with developing news from oakland. firefighters still at the scene of an early-morning fire that burned two homes. it started a couple of hours ago at 46th and melrose street.
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christien kafton the first reporter on the scene at 4:30. you are back now. you just got an update from firefighters. >> reporter: we'll have an update in a moment. you can see the fire is out at both buildings at 46thant melrose. at this point, firefighters still in more of a mopping-up phase, making sure there are not flareup. we're joined by lisa baker from the fire department. we saw the downed power line in the area when we first arrived. if you can walk about how that hammered out put -- hampered out putting out the fire. >> when we first arrived, it was dancing around, shooting off sparks. the main concern was making sure the firefighters were safe. so we made sure no one got near the fire lines and did hearer us to get to the second home.
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we questioned pg&e and they came very quick to shut off the fire. >> off -- shut off the power. when we first got here, the one house was in flames. the house on the left was on fire. we initially went into defensive on both fires, due to the nature of the flames and such. it wasn't safe for us at that point to enter it. right now, our fire investigator is here. we're trying to determine the cause as we speak. >> reporter: at this point we've heard no reports of injuries. but a lot of people have been displaced. >> that's correct. no injuries to the citizens or firefighters. we had 18 people displaced. >> reporter: all right. if you -- you talked a moment ago about that investigation. neighbors have been telling me that the unit where the fire started, the woman there initially said she was cooking. now she's saying the fire may have started in the back bedroom. what's next? >> right now, our fire investigator is here. he's continuing to do investigations to try to determine the cause. he went into the building to
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try to determine exactly where it did start. right now, it's still an active investigation. >> reporter: okay. lisa baker from oakland fire. thank you for joining us. again, as you heard, the investigation underway here to determine exactly how this fire started. 18 people displaced this morning. we talked with several people who said the fire moved so quickly that they left literally with the clothes that they were wearing. they didn't have time to grab anything because they wanted to get out safely. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:06. happening now -- fire crews east of sacramento are battling a wildfire. it just broke out about 30 minutes ago. these are live pictures of some of the smoke overhead. as you look deep in the trees, you can see flames. this is a very rural, very wooded area. this helicopter shot close in on some. flames burning. no word on how the fire started. but this fire is burning a
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couple of miles south of interstate 80, about halfway between sacramento and lake tahoe in the area of forest hill in placer county. you can see on a map where it's located. right now, it's not known how big the fire is or if it is threatening any structures. but it just started burning, as far as we know, about 30 minutes ago. this fire is about 70 miles away from the sand fire in am maker to county. we have -- amador county. that fire is in the foothills. it's been burning since friday. it's burned over 4,000 acres. the sand fire is 85% contained. we'll keep an eye on this new fire. we're gathering more information on this fire burning in placer county. we'll bring you the latest details as we get them into the newsroom. the camera backed out. and you can see more smoke in the area. after hours of public comment, the citymond city council voted to approve a long
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update to chevron's aging refinery. brian flores joins us live to explain what it means for the city and why not everyone is on board. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, that meeting went late into last night but basically the richmond city council gave chevron the approval and go ahead to go forward with improvements at the refinery, which many supporters say will create more jobs and a better quality of life. despite that, still a lot of skepticism from several people in richmond, especially environmental opponents who say that chevron should have adhered to all recommendations, not just you some of them. last night, it was approved that chevron will invest a billion dollars with improving the facility with more modern technology. the company says the plant will process crude oil blends, including those with higher sulfur but it will be safer for the environment. the company agreed to a condition called alternative 11. that limits the amount that can be processed and also caps the amount of greenhouse gas
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emissions into the environment. there will be improvements to aging pipes and installing more monitors and sensors. all of this to quell valid concerns to another refinery fire like we saw in 2012. several residents say they still distrust the oil giant. >> i understand they say they are improving it to make it safer. i just feel like they are not. i feel like they are saying it's safer. it's just a form of expansion and they are not doing anything for us. they are doing it for them. they got a grip on the city. i feel like they are not letting go. >> santa rosa, santa clara, construction boom. we've find of remained stagnant. this project will generate about 1100 construction jobs and probably two and a half three times that in secondary jobs. >> reporter: chevron agreed to $90 million in community and city investment. it's three times more than what was originally put on the table. chevron also released a statement saying in part here, this is a win for the city and community and our workforce.
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even though this passed 5-0, there were two notable extensions, those being the mayor and vice mayor. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, brian. 7:09. happening today -- a couple of hours from now, a main figure in the fbi sting operation that led to the indictment of leland yee, he's due back in court. raymond shrimp boy chow is scheduled to be in court. he faces mann laundering and conspiracy to illegally sell alcohol and tobacco. last month, the judge denied his request for bail, saying the one-time chinatown gang leader is still a danger to the community and should stay in jail. recent fbi crackdowns of x- rated websites are prompting bay area section workers to call for decriminalizing what they call consensual prostitution. according to the reuters news ajenks, sex workers have been
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concerned about their safety since the popular adult site was shut town last month. the workers say the site allowed them to screen out dangerous clients. these workers say without a place to safely interact with clients, workers are driven back to working the street. they argue that decriminalizing prostitution would eliminate the black market and offer the best way to fight human trafficking. 7:11. two robberies targeting bay area pizza delivery workers just an hour apart. coming up at 7:30, the frightening attacks that have police and pizza businesses on high alert. it was more like a parking situation. >> there's already a big traffic headache at the 49ers' new stadium. after the break, what will happen today to help fix the problem before the games begin. right now, we still have some slow traffic, especially the east bay approaching some of the major commute 0 spots. highway 4, for example, pretty
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slow. we'll take a look at this and some of the other commutes coming up. very foggy for some. in fact, some areas getting drizzle along the coast. there's a few hints of slightly cooler patterns near the coast. but inland, it will be hot and humid. we'll show you how hot.
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welcome back. 7:14. pg&e responding now to the new charges tied to the san bruno pipeline disaster four years ago. yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted pg&e on 28 counts stemming from the explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. pg&e is accused of lying and obstructing the investigation. now, this new indictment replaces 12 charges we told you about in april. now, pg&e has issued this statement now in response to the new charges.
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"even where mistakes were made, employees were acting in good faith to provide customers with safe and reliable energy." 7:14. the oakland city council rejected a plan that called for a gradual increase in the city's minimum wage for nonprofits and small businesses. instead, voters will consider a measure already placed on the november ballot. that would raise the city's minimum rage from $9 directly to $12.25 an hour for every organization. many worry that plan could make it harder for nonprofits to hire and train needy workers with a fixed amount of grant money they receive each year. it could have the unintended consequence of forcing small businesses to leave the city. according to a new study, many parents don't realize their kids are obese. that's because so many kids are now overweight, that they no longer stand out among the crowd. researchers at uc san diego surveyed more than 200 parents
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whose primary care doctors referred their kids to an obesity clinic and found move parents thought their kids were in good health before doctors pointed out the problem. they also found that most parents preferred changing their children's diet over increasing physical activity. the 49ers hold a special meeting about the traffic problems at the new stadium. the problems surfaced last friday during an open house for 28,000 season ticketholders, which is less than half of what the stadium can hold. a lot of the fans complained about horrendous traffic conditions. they say it took more than an hour to get into levi stadium. the 49ers admit there is a parking problem but they called last week's traffic mess a learning experience. >> it wasn't a typical game-day operation. we had 8,000 stalls available to us. we'll have over 25,000 on game day. we'll have additional transit lines. >> now, the next big traffic test out there, this saturday when levi stadium hosts its
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first ever game. it's a san jose earthquakes' soccer match. >> hard to believe it's football season. finally -- finally open. let's check in with sal. >> speaking of sports, there is a day-time giants' game 12:45. >> hope they finally win. [laughter] >> that, too. >> yeah. >> but we want to warn you because that affects the daytime and the evening commute. people start coming into the city at about 11:00. right now we're going to look at the commutes in the east bay and the traffic is looking good. but we're gonna take a look at the traffic trying to get in the city right now. it's a 34-minute drive from the carquinez bridge to the maze. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up for about a 40-minute delay. this is because of an earlier crash. if this backup continues, it could tail end into the giants' traffic and then later on leaving the city as the game gets out a lot of people will be on the same bridge you are
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getting home. you might want to think about using transit in and out of san francisco today. probably the best way to do it with no major issues. let's take a look at the traffic here on westbound highway 4. traffic is moving well. this is a look at northbound 280 getting up to highway 17. that's my fault. we're looking at 280. doesn't look too bad. it looks great getting up to highway 17 so far. 7:18 back to steve. all right, sal. thank you. a lot of low clouds in place. very foggy for some. water temperatures off bodega bay dropped from 68 to 58. a couple of meants, very foggy. summer has finally returned. brandon in pacifica has drizzle and foggy conditions. same for daly city. yet, inland there's some tropical clouds. it will be hot and humid for many. the tropical moisture is north of us, east of us and south. it's filtering in here a little bit. dome of high pressure. a mount whitney of high pressure has parked itself in the four corners and the
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northern edge and western edge is giving us sizzling temperatures. some of that moisture going parallel to the mendocino coast. moves in around to the north. there is a lot of rain. in fact, a thunderstorm popped up at fresno early this morning. all of that moisture over mammoth. right now a lot of that heading toward the central sierra and the northeast part of the sierra nevada as well later 0 p today. mid-60s for some. the low, livermore 65. the low in atlanta, georgia this morning, 63. it was warmer here than atlanta, georgia. just amazing for this time of year. very cool record low maximums throughout much of the midwest. only 73 in cincinnati and dayton yesterday. upstate new york had record lows. low humidity all the way down. all the way to the deep south. just amazingly cool there. really hot here. 51 in tahoe. 67 ukiah and reno. you can see a lot of that tropical cloud deck staying south of it. some of it towards the sierra is moving back. that's where we're getting the
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clouds out towards the east bay. that will add humidity to the mix. a lot of fog, some sun. hit and miss. partly cloudies. hot inland and humid. very humid for some. stinson beach, 74. santa rosa, 86. 95 walnut creek to 101 brentwood. livermore at 98. 76 alameda. oakland, 78 degrees. 88 san jose to 95 morgan hill and gilroy. milpitas, 90 degrees. on the coast, some of the fog is mild. 60s, 70s and 80s on the peninsula. there doesn't look to be a little hint of a northwest breeze. if that works, that would help things cool down a little bit. looks like the weekend should be a little cooler. >> all right. thank you, steve. we're getting our first good look at some lunar photos that are more than 45 years old and there is a bay area connection. this is the first photo ever taken by a nasa spacecraft from the moon's orbi. it's one of 2,000 photos from
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five lunar satellites that help find landing sites for the apollo program back in the '60s. they were sent to tapes. the viewable quality was not as good as the photos. one of the techno archaeologists say it's live having a dvd in 1966. you couldn't get out of it what was actually there. now engineers are recovering clear images like this one showing the far side of the moon. the work is happening in an old building at nasa aims in mountain view. sounds like a pink floyd album. >> fascinating. i have to take my glasses off to look. an expensive robbery at a high-tech startup company. coming up in 20 minutes, the hot new products stolen in union city and how the thieves got away. but first, a a -- a brush with death for two women who got in the way of a fast-moving train and the charges they are facing.
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welcome back. our time is 7:23. a leading doctor who risked his own life to treat ebola patients has died. he had been hospitalized and was in quarantine. health workers are especially vulnerable to contracting ebola. it spreads through sweat, blood and other body fluids. now u.s. health workers are looking for anyone who had contact with a u.s. citizen who died from ebola during a visit to nigeria. patrick sawyer was scheduled to fly home to minnesota soon. the regional airline he flew on in africa has now suspended all flights to monrovia, in liberia and freetown. >> airline carriers, crew members, airports can be a very important partner in the front line. >> now, u.s. airlines have received guidance on how to identify and how to deal with
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passengers showing signs of ebola. they are also explaining how to disinfect a plane after an infected passenger leaves the plane. almost 700 people have died from ebola since march. 7:24. in the meantime, there are some ebola fears tied to the latest incident involving a teenaged stowaway hiding in the landing gear of a jet. in this case, the teen died. his body was found in the compartment near the landing gear of an air force cargo jet in germany. the pentagon learned the jet stopped in parts of africa that are dealing with the deadly outbreak. early lab tests on the stowaway's body have come back negative. this ins stent in germany comes months after a similar incident in the bay area. you may remember a teenaged stowaway from the bay area survived a trip to hawaii after hiding in the wheel well of a jet that took off from san jose. the teen who immigrated from the bay area to africa said he
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stowed away in an effort to be reunited with his mother. in indiana, two women narrowly escaping being trucked to death by a freight train. the train traveling at full speed on an 80-foot high bridge, the two women trying to get out of the way. you can see them here right in the center of the screen. one fell. the other laid flat in the middle of the tracks and the train passed right over them. thankfully, there was enough space between the tracks and the bottom of the train. but now officials say the women will be prosecuted for criminal trespassing. 7:26. a massive effort underway to clean up after serious flooding at the ucla campus. check out the pictures. after the break, a look at the damage and what authorities believe may have caused this mess. some frightening moments for those who deliver pizza in sunnyvale. one person was robbed. the other, kidnapped. we'll tell you where police are at in their investigation.
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good morning. right now, we're looking at a commute that is still getting busy on 80 and still very slow at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll give you drive times for the key east bay commutes. a lot of fog. in fact, pretty big fog bank. by the coast, dealing with 60s. inland, there will be hot temperatures. maybe near 100 with a few high cloud. we'll see how long this pattern is on hold.
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7:29. you are look live at a neighborhood in sunnyvale near north bayview and maude avenue. that's where one of two attacks on pizza delivery workers took place. both happened within an hour of each other. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in the neighborhood and just about two minutes, she was details about the scary yore deals both drivers faced. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i looked outside for steve. it's a little gray, steve, a little chilly outside. >> for some, yes. for others, it will be hot, humid. some of these higher clouds, they seem to be missing us, circling the wagons. they are drifting back from the sierra nevada and the valley. by the coast, there is a positive sign if you are looking for cooler weather. the bow day go bay their ocean
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temp went to 58. we haven't had a northeast breeze for a long time. we'll go 68 in san francisco. a lot of low clouds and fog. very foggy for parts of the city. that's actually running close to average for this time of year. 67, 55. right -- pretty close. the record 99 not that long ago. 1995. for us, troll clouds a few -- tropical clouds, a few clouds to the north. mendocino county, sierra nevada. very warm temperatures inland. a lot of these clouds throw in a lot of humidity. fog, sun, a few clouds. partly sunny, mostly sunny. hot, inland and humid. fog near the coast. so 60s, 70s, 80s and then 90s to 100 inland. right now we're looking at a commute on highway 24, for example, that's not all that bad. we have a mixed bag out there. we have slow traffic approaching the bridge but between walnut creek and oakland on highway 24, it certainly isn't too bad. average speeds up there and i
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don't even see some slowing near the la fayette b.a.r.t. station. the bay bridge approach, though, is another matter. we had an earlier crash. traffic was pretty busy approaching the span the last hour and a half or so. it's beginning to get a little bit better but still a 30, 35- minute drive time from the oakland side into san francisco. 580 is also just a little bit slower approaching the bridge from highway 24. in san jose, the south bay, northbound 101, a little better than yesterday. it's not one long some id line. slow getting into the valley. 280, 17 and 85 all slow. i think we'llary getting a little bit of -- i think we're getting a little bit of a break today as you drive to cupertino and sunnyvale. back to the desk. some terrifying moments for a couple of people delivering pizzas in the south bay. they were threatened. they were robbed and one was briefly kidnapped. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in sunnyvale now with the disturbing similarities in these two armed robberies. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. police say the suspects are
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still at large. they are hoping to catch them. now we do know that the victims reportedly worked at domino's where they have to carry cash because customers give it to them after they deliver pizza. this latest incident happened on bayview at maude. just after one of the victims finished delivering the pizza. here is a map. you can see how close the two robberies occurred to each other. in the first incident monday night, police say the employee made a pizza delivery on remington after 9:00 p.m. when the two suspects got into the victim's vehicle and forced him to drive to another vehicle. police consider that a kidnapping and say the suspect stole cash but the deliveryman was unginrd. another pizza driver made a deliver on bayview. the robbers tried to force him out of his car.
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on the doors of the pete saw shop, there is a sign that say delivery drivers carry no more than $20. i was told that in both incidents, the men were threatened with a gup. they are -- with a gun. they are still trying to confirm if they saw a weapon. we're working to get more information from police to see if they have suspect descriptions or if they are beefing up patrols in the area. reporting live from sunnyvale, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:34. the man accused of trying to kidnap and sexually assault an 11-year-old girl in san leandro is expected to be in court today. investigators say 54-year-old martin gonzalez tried to pull the girl into his car on east 14th street on monday. but she managed to fight him off. the girl then ran to a nearby youth center where she had recently taken a self-defense class and got help. investigators say because of
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her quick thinking, she was not hurt and she was able to give a good description of the attacker. shortly afterwards, investigators arrested gonzalez. a neighborhood in hayward was sealed off for more than seven hours yesterday over fears about a possible bomb. alameda county sheriff's deputies went to a home on gainesville avenue to serve an eviction notice before 10:00. inside the house, they say they found suspicious notes and items. they sealed off the area, called in the s.w.a.t. team. a neighbor said she texted a man who lives in that house. >> if you went crazy and made a bomb up so i can get out of here. he said i have no idea what you are talking about. >> no bam was found. no one was found inside the house. neighbors who had been evacuated, they were allowed to go back to their homes around 5:30 last night. the oakland police department is receiving high marks for complying with reforms mandated more than a decade ago.
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the court-appointed monitor has released a report praising the city for making progress towards completing 22 required changes. the reforms are part of a settlement in the oakland riders police misconduct scandal. improvements have included a better review board, analyzing the race of people stopped by police. the owner of the oakland raiders is responding to reports his team is considering a move to texas. a san antonio newspaper reports mark davis is looking at a possible stadium site in that city. davis confirms he met with city leaders in san antonio two weeks ago. but he would only say he went there to honor his close friend and former raider great, cliff branch. and davis would not reveal if he's planning to move out of the oakland coliseum it to texas. his current chances of getting a new stadium in oakland appear
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slim. >> to build a new stadium is about $800 million. we're about $300, $4 million short-- $400 million. >> the move could happen next year with the raiders initially playing at the alamo dome in san antonio. the report of a possible raider move came just hours after some big news involving the baseball team that shares the oakland coliseum with the silver and black. yesterday, the alameda county supervisors approved the new ten-year lease agreement for the as. it includes a provision allowing the raiders to tear down the oakland coliseum to make way for a new football stadium. but the raiders feel the as lease creates more problems in the team's efforts to build a new home in oakland. 7:37. right now, crews in los angeles are still working to fix and fill a giant sinkhole in the middle of sunset boulevard. just down the street, crews are trying to clean up the ucla
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campus which was under water for several hours because of a massive wfrt main break -- water main break. claudine wong is in the studio right now to show us and tell us about the mess that was left. claudine? >> well, this morning, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the 30-inch pipe to break. it was an old pipe, 93 years old. it's not just the pipe that was the problem. turning the water off turned out to be a long and frustrating process. let's take a look at the situation this morning. this is a view from above sunset boulevard and you can see that huge hole and a lot of machinery in place. this is all taking up the middle of that roadway. that is a very popular road for both tourists and locals. at this hour, it remains shut down to traffic. now, just down the road from sunset boulevard is the campus of ucla. what a mess there. this is what the campus looked like when the water was flowing and it was flowing for hours. staircases on the campus turned into rivers and if you aren't familiar with that area, sunset
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boulevard actually sits above the dorms, go past the dorms and you end up at poly pavilion. those are the stairs heading in there. fields around there flooded. po. oly is the basketball arena. there were 8 inches of water on the floor. now, that pavilion just underwent a renovation in 201. administrators have not determined whether poly pavilion will be useable this year. >> it's been taking quite a bit of water and two of the parking structures have received quite a bit of water and that creates problems for employees or visitors. >> it took more than three hours to shut water off to the line. according to estimates that meant a loss of 8 to 10 million gallons of water. coming up, more on why the water says turning off the water was such a slow process. we'll have more on who had to be rescued from the fast-moving
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water. tori? >> sounds like you know the campus well. thank you, claudine. a dramatic fire scene in oakland puts crews on the defensive. after the break, the action neighbors say may have started the fire from which they had only minutes to escape. thieves target a startup company in union city. we'll tell you exactly what they stole and why it was such a blow to the owners. good morning. right now, we're looking at a commute in san jose where traffic is a little bit slower approaching the west valley here in the middle of 280/880 interchange. we'll tell you more about this commute and also the commute in san francisco. kind of a mixed bag. some on the coast, foggy and cooler. a little bit, i should say. but inland, boy, i tell you, it's gonna be hot and humid. we'll break it down with the forecasted highs. ♪
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welcome back. 7:4 it. a bay area startup company is offering a reward for information after being robbed of $500,000 worth of its high- tech products during a heist. ktvu's tara moriarty is outside. you are in union city right now with more on what was stolen and how the thieves got the items out without even opening a door. this is interesting, tara. >> reporter: that's right. they were pretty crafty and said what they did, cut a hole through the fence and once inside, they also cut a hole through a door. they got inside and then it is believed that they actually took a van and fill it wul ast loot in order to make their way outside. let's take a look at the video that some of the staff shot on monday night when it all happened. you can see the hole in the middle of the door. this is located on unyou why city boulevard and they -- union city boulevard and they
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made off with battery packs which cost $60 to $100. they are used to charge cell phones. this comes as the company was poised to get its first big break. it received flow glowing praise from a new york times article on friday which put the company in the national spotlight. >> so it appears that we are not the only one targeted in this complex. there obviously was some type of possible plan going on, where they took a vehicle and tried to go after different warehouses. >> reporter: now the company is scrambling to meet orders and notify customers they will have wait for the next shipment. these batteries do not have serial numbers on them. but they are labeled as the ultrapack series. people should be weary buying them anywhere other than the website or certified retailer. the company is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in this case. live from union city, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, tara.
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it's 7:44. want to check in with sal and see if there's any problems on the roads. >> well, you know, things have settled down problemwise, but it's still very busy out there. we're gonna show you some things. 101 is backed up from the capitol expressway all the red on the map indicates slow traffic, less than 35 miles an hour up to 237 where there was a crash. not as bad as yesterday. so don't be too upset. a little bit of slow traffic where i'm draw the arrow. the rest of it is pretty good into the cupertino area. let's take a look at live pictures. westbound bay bridge backed up for a 30, 35-minute delay. 12:45 giants' game. another game with the pirates. that game should be over just in time for the afternoon commute. it will be rough getting out of san francisco today. as we look at the san mateo bridge, we have some slowing here approaching the bridge. once on the span about a 15- minute drive over to foster city. 7:45. let's go to steve. >> all right, sal.
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thank you. a lot of fog around. most locations, some areas near the coast saying foggy or some of the areas even a little bit cooler. slightly cooler than we've seen. water temperatures are still rather warm. they have come down a few degrees. there is a hint of a northwest breeze. that will help. we need it. inland it will still be very warm to hot. there's so much tropical moisture around. the massive area of high pressure in the four corners shows no signs of letting up yet. some isolated showers going right parallel, mendocino county, sonoma coast. some of those will produce a little bit of rain. they are lifting north fast. there is a lot of rain out to mammoth. some of this thunderstorm activity popped up in fresno. they will get hit. mid-60s on some of the temperatures. low 60s. a few 50s, especially towards the north bay. the breeze at fairfield was pretty good a couple of hours ago. now it's decreasing. but northwest concord, northwest oakland, northwest novato, that's not something we've seen. we've had the south wind or a component of a west but not a
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northwest. 67 ukiah and reno and the remains of what was tropical storm hernan, it's just missing us. some of that moisture back toward the valley kind of heads back to the west. that's giving us a few high clouds. a lot of fog, sun. local drizzle. a lot of sunny but partly sunny, partly cloudy skies, especially the east bay. temperatures, take your pick. 74 at stinson. 91 sonoma. petaluma, 87. san rafael. 87. walnut creek, 9 a. brentwood, 101. 88 castro valley. 78 in oakland. martinez at 92. 88 downtown san jose. closer to 93 east. mid-90s morgan hill to gilroy. 60s on the coast in the city. 77 san bruno. 83 senate. 89 woodside. temperatures are depending on the cloud cover. if you don't get any, it's hot and humid. you have the fog, it's 35
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degrees cooler. it looks like a decrease in some of the tropical clouds with more in the way of fog especially toward the end of the week and the weekend. 7:47. a brief end to the violence in gaza just hours after a deadly attack on a u.n. school. coming up in 20 minutes how this morning's cease fire is holding up. but first an app aimed at fixing a problem may actually create a bigger one. after the break, a high-tech solution to replace lost house keys could actually open doors for criminals.
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welcome back. 7:50. president obama announcing new sanctions against russia. he says the new round of sanctions will affect key parts of the russian economy, including the defense companies, banks and oil exploration. this is because russian president putin refused to intervene to help stop the fighting in eastern ukraine. a hayward neighborhood was sealed off for more than seven hours yesterday after concerns
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there was -- there could be a bomb. alameda county sheriff's deputies went to a home on gainesville avenue to serve an eviction notice before 10:00 a.m. inside the home, they said they found suspicious notes and items. sheriff's deputies sealed off the area and called in a s.w.a.t. team. no bomb was found and there was no one inside the home. it's not clear if police have found them since neighbors who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their homes around 5:30 yesterday evening. 7:51. this morning, a big wildfire, still threatening yosemite national park. two of the main roads that link the bay area to yosemite, they are still closed. the fire, which started along the western edge of the park, has now burned more than 3,000 acres. it's only 19% contained. right now, the park and all of its entrances remain open. but part of highway 120 and big oak flat road, they are closed. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a traffic stop in palo alto one year ago has led to a civil
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rights lawsuit. a los altos man has filed papers in federal court claiming his constitutional rights were violated after officers pulled him over in august 2013. tyler harney claims the two officers roughed him up, causing serious injuries that required treatment at stanford hospital. however, police claim the officers acted in self-defense after harney attacked them during that traffic stop. well, 499 hens, they've got a second chance at life now after being rescued from an egg farm before they were killed. jan's newest residents were rescued from an egg farm where they were gonna be killed because they weren't laying eggs fast enough. they were kept in conditions that led to health problems like malnutrition and parasites. >> not pleasant. they are not pleasant.
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they are in cages so small they can't spread their wings. they can't walk. >> well, jan says the hens are getting healthier. they are starting to adopt the typical hen behavior in the past five years, they've rescued 14,000 chickens. she wouldn't say where the hence were rescued from because snees's still working to save more in danger of being killed. a restaurant in monterey is serving up a little bit of controversy with a policy that bans noisy children. old fisherman's grotto is one of the most popular restaurants on fisherman's wharf in monterey. some are upset pie this sign that reads children crying or making loud noises are not allowed in the dining room. the owner of the restaurant says he does not care if some are offended. he stays if people don't like it, they can eat somewhere else. >> if the place has the rules, that's what the rules are. you abide by the rules or you find a place that's more
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suitable to your dining. >> the owner says this policy along with two signs has been in place for two years and it makes sure everyone -- and to make sure everyone gees the message, he added a third sign. a new hilton hotel could be coming to pleasant hill. that idea is not sitting with neighbors in the ellenwood parking housing development which includes more than 100 units with ponds and fountains. residents say that atmosphere could change if hilton builds a four-story extended stay hotel across the street. the mayor needs to consider the good of the entire city, not just one neighbor. >> the benefits of the city is, one, to continue the economic development. the lot's been vacant for four years. it was a restaurant. >> it's not that we don't want the hotel. it's just -- it could be a big block like downtown san francisco. it doesn't fit our neighborhood. it's not that appealing. >> the pleasant hill
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architectural review commission will hold a hearing. if the hotel is approved, construction could begin next year. there is a new high-tech solution that replaces lost house keys. but now it's raising security concerns. new appses and websites can help you order new keys by taking a key of the key you need to duplicate. the keys are sent to your home. but there's concerns this could be used by thieves. >> if you give your keys to a valet, they could copy your key and let you know where you live through your car registration, for example. >> san francisco keys duplicated has cut hundreds of des since it launched. it doesn't house information to make sure there's no record which home those keys unlock. just checked and twitter stock is up 20% right now in
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early trading. that's after twitter surprised analysts by reporting a profit when most expected a small loss. the microblogging site says it has 271 million monthly user. that's up 24% from a year ago. many investors had worried about continued growth. twitter headquarters is in san francisco. consumer reports magazine says toyota should recall 178,000 of its camry hybrids because of faulty brake systems. toyota is already offering to fix brakes on 2007 through 2011 camry hybrids for three. the offer is good for owners who bring their cars to dealers and say they are concerned about the problem. the magazine says there are actually two separate problems and toyota should acknowledge that by issuing a recall. water has been shut off at a popular pond in oakland amid algae concerns. the pond is in frog park located in the rockridge neighborhood near claremont and
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hudson avenues. alameda county shut off the water on friday after learning that water is pumped from lake temescal. a toxic algae bloom temporarily closed the lake to swimmers last week. now that another popular one is closed down, visitors are becoming frustrated as to what to do with their children as temperatures continue to climb. >> we were gonna have a playdate and get together and play in the water all of our six kids together. it's kind of disappointing. >> oakland public works says no one is in charge of testing the pond since it's not a designated swimming area. however, alameda county tested the water but won't have the results until later this week. 7:57. we have an update on chevron's long delayed plans to modernize the aging refinery in richmond. the late-night vote on this controversial billion-dollar project. >> reporter: new details on the fire here in oakland. why it was so difficult for firefighters to put it out and
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what might have caused it. good morning. if you are trying to get across the bay, the san mateo bridge is not too bad of an option. we'll take a look at the bay bridge and also we have an advisory for traffic later today in the city. a lot of fog. that's for sure. there's cloud cover all around. north, east and south. but over us, it looks like if you are on the coast, not bad. but inhand, hot and hue -- i land hot and humid. we'll have the forecasted temperatures -- coming up. female announcer: right now, at sleep train,
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well, good morning to you. welcome back. look at this. these are live pictures from oakland. 18 people right now, they are without a place to live after a big fire early this morning in oakland. these are live pictures from 46th avenue and melrose. there's someone actually moving clothes into a car right now. two homes caught fire just after 3:30 this morning. ktvu's christien kafton was there early, the first reporter there. he's talked to people who live in those two homes and he just talked to firefighters, just found out about a second or two ago about the fate of one of those homes. stay tuned. that's coming up in about two minutes. wednesday morning, july 30th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. a quick look at weather and traffic. a lot of fog, steve, still
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scorching heat inland. >> it's tough to cool off the house if you are aware from the house. temperatures don't get below 65. the afternoon highs 90s to near 100. there's a lot of fog. some areas may run cooler at the coast. the water temperatures have come down a tiny bit. that's a positive sign. there's still plenty of tropical clouds around. high pressure doesn't want to leave yet. maybe by the weekend it might back off slightly. maybe some possible little showers up to mendocino county right along parallel to the sonoma/mendocino coast. mammoth is getting good rain, you can see wrapping back. i know fresno had a thunderstorm earlier. that's driving toward the central sierra, south of tahoe, truckee. 60s, 50s. there were cooler conditions to the north bay with 50s. a lot of 60s on the peninsula, east bay. temperatures are moving out fast. some of that cloud cover wraps back around. the east bay cloud cover, that's where it's coming from. there's a whole bunch in southern california. fog, plenty of that to go
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around. sun. partly sunny to a few clouds. 90s to 100 inland. but 67 is by the water. here's sal. >> thank you. if you are driving into san francisco right now, you are gonna see some slow traffic although it has improved getting into the city. you are going to see about a 25- minute drive time. so it's improved from the earlier minor crash we had in the 6:00 hour. but today, there is a giants' game, 12:45, the pirates again. the afternoon commute will be tough getting out of the city. as we look at 880, northbound and southbound, this traffic is getting busier on the way to downtown oakland. i'm drawing a big white line on 101. it's kind of slow. 280 is still slow. i think 280 is your best best into the valley. 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we begin with developing news from oakland. firefighters still on the scene of an early-morning fire that burned two homes. it started around 3:30 this morning at 46th and melrose streets. christien kafton was the first reporter on the scene.
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he joins us live with what he's learned from firefighters as the big fire truck drives right by you. >> reporter: you might be able to see the big fire truck. this is one of the last of the units leaving. this fire is completely out. if you take a look to the right, you can see pg&e still on scene over here. and we have learned that they will be out here working on the power lines. if we go back to the homes here for a moment, we'll tell you what we've just learned that the white home where the fire started has been red tagged. i just talked with firefighters. they say that means nobody but emergency personnel can go in and out of the home. it will be up to a structural engineer to determine whether the building will have to come down. residents of the naving building -- neighboring building coming down. pg&e is still on the scene. the power is still out at five or six of the homes because of the downed power line. and that power line initially hampered efforts. >> when we first arrived, the
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power line was dancing around, shooting off sparks. that was our main concern at that point, make sure the firefighters were safe. so we taped off the area, made sure no one got near the power line and it didn't hearer our abilities to get -- hamper our abilities to get closer to the house already on fire. >> reporter: firefighters say although they were able to get water on the fire quickly, the downed power line forced them to go defensive until pg&e was able to shut off the electricity out of an abandance of caution for both of firefighters, the people who live in the area and the neighbors who came out to see the fire. it took crews about an hour to get control of the fire. the fire started in the upper unit of the building. neighbors had minutes to react after their neighbor warned them that fire was spreading through the building. >> she alerted us. we heard noises upstairs. i -- i said i smell something smoking, we got up. she started to call my husband.
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call the fire department. so i start calling 911. we all made it out. >> oakland firefighters telling us that in all, 18 people were displaced. red cross was on the scene here to help some of the people, one of the homes we understand there were eight children. we understand they will be needing help from red cross. fire investigators are on the scene. some neighbors have told me that the woman who lived in the unit where the fire broke out, said she was cooking at the time but says the fire did not originate in the kitchen. she said it started in one of the bedrooms. the fire investigators are working to determine exactly what may have happened there. pg&e you can see on scene working to restore power to the last few homes that still need their power turned back on. we'll continue to stay out here to monitor new developments. for now we're live in oakland, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 8:0 a. happening now, fire crews eve east of sacramento battling a fire. this one here broke out just before 6:00 a.m.
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calfire just told us they think this may have been started by lightning. now, the fire is burning a couple of miles south of interstate 80 about halfway between sacramento and lake tahoe in the area of forest hill in placer county. calfire says this is about two acres right now. the terrain is very steep. we don't know if any buildings are threatened. this new fire is about 70 miles from the sands fire burning in amador county, also east of sacramento. calfire just announced that that fire is now 90% contained. it's burned more than 4,000 acres. all of the evacuation orders have been lifted now. calfire says that one was started by someone driving over a patch of dry vegetation. by the way, 19 homes were destroyed. 8:06. happening today -- one of the main figures in the fbi sting operation that led to the indictment of leland yee, he's due back in court in about 90
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minutes. raymond "shrimp boy" chow will face new charges when he goes before a judge in san francisco at 9:30. they reportedly include racketeering and other oh,ed crime charges -- organized crime charges. last month, the judge denied his request for bail, saying he's still a danger to the community and should stay in jail. 8:07. happening today -- oakland mayor jean quan makes her case to voters on why they should re- elect her. later today, she plans to file her official nomination papers for re-election with the city's -- city clerk's office. after yard at 1:30 -- after ward at 1 12:30, she will unveil those endorsing her discy -- candidacy. the richmond city council voted to approve a long delayed update to chevron's aging refinery. brian flores joining us live to
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explain what this means for the city and why not everyone is on board with this. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. that's exactly right. this meeting went well into the night. the city council gave chevron the go ahead to make improvements at the refinery which first opened a century ago. now, supporters say the improvements should add more jobs and create a better quality of life. but environmental opponents say they should adhere to all recommendations, not just make some concessions. last night, 5-0, from the city council, it was approved that chevron will invest a billion dollars in improving the facility with mo modern technology. the company says the plant will hee venally pro -- eventually process crude oil including those with sulfur but the process will be safer for the environment. the company agreed to a condition called alternative 11. that limits the amount of sum fur that can be processed.
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it also caps greenhouse gas emissions from refinery operations. there will be improvements to aging pipes, installing more acceptsors, all of this to address valid concerns about another fire like the one we saw in 2012. several dill distrust the oil giant. >> i see all of these signs posted everywhere with safer -- you know, they got all of these billboards posted talking about a safer refinery. i don't think it's safer. i know i got sick behind the fire that they had. and i think that they should be dealing with that situation, how it affected the people instead of trying to, like, buy the city. >> the organization project already goes above and beyond what's required by law with the . we have a safety program part of the process that's more stringent than current
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regulation. >> reporter: opponents say the project doesn't go far enough in limiting pollution and wouldn't make the facility any safer. though this was passed 5-0 last night, there were some notable extensions that being the mayor and vice mayor. we're live in richmond, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:10. two pizza deliverymen attacked on the job in one bay area community. in 20 minute, the armed robbers on the loose that have drivers and police on the loose. but first, a cease-fire in gaza. why israel declared a stop to the fighting but just for one more hour. and right now we're getting word of a new crash in the east bay. we're also looking at a commute here in oakland where 880 northbound is slowing down heading up to downtown. a lot of fog out there. a big fog bank hug -- hugs the
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coast. there's still tropical storm cloud around. but the model show as cooler pattern. i will tell you when.
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when shells from an israeli tank slammed into a united nations school. the school was acting as a shelter for war refugees. the back here at hole, pg&e responding to -- home, pg&e responding to new charges to the pipeline disaster four years ago. yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted pg&e on 28 counts, stemming from the explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. pg&e is accused of lying and obstructing the investigation. this new indictment replaces 12 charges we told you about in april. pg&e says "even where mistakes were made, employees were acting in good faith to provide customers with safe and reliable energy." governor jerry brown has put himself in the midding of the hot button issue of
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immigration. after meeting with leaders in mexico yesterday, the governor announced that california is willing to provide shelter to more migrant children coming from central america. governor brown says the topic cannot be ignored and that he is committed to help these children who are trying to run away from poverty and violence in their native countries. brown did not offer specific details but called for increased investments in latin- american to improve the economy there. the federal government says mcdonald's could be held responsible for labor violations committed by the operators of its franchises. the ruling comes after workers accuse mcdonald's and its franchise operators of unfair labor practices. that included illegally firing or otherwise punishing workers who took part in pro labor activities like protests. mcdonald's says it will appeal that decision. the oakland city council rejected a plan that called for a gradual increase in the city's minimum wage for nonprofits and small
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businesses. instead, voters will consider a measure already placed on the november ballot. that measure would raise the city's minimum wage for all workers from $9 directly up to $12.25 an hour. some worry that plan could make it harder for nonprofits to hire and train needy workers with fixed amount of grant money they receive each year. it could also have the unintended consequence of forcing small businesses to leave the city. 8:16. the 49ers have a special meeting today. it's about the traffic problems outside of their new stadium in santa clara. the problems surfaced last friday during an open house for 28,000 season ticketholders. a lot of fans complained about horrendous traffic conditions. they say it took more than an hour to get into levi stadium. the 49ers admit there is a parking problem. they say last week's traffic mess was a learning experience. >> it wasn't a typical game-day operation. you know, we had about 8,000 stalls available to us that
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day. we'll have over 25,000 on game day. we'll have additional transit lines. >> now, the next big traffic test, this saturday. levi stadium hosts its first game, it's a soccer game with the san jose earthquakes. all right. 8:16. want to check in with sal and see how things are moving on a busy part, highway 4. >> that's right. highway 24 actually looks pretty decent driving from walnut creek to oakland. but nearby there is a new crash i want to tell you about. first of all, let's start with 680. that crash i mentioned, 680, northbound. southbound the traffic will be busy. i want to mention we're looking at highway 24. the road here has -- the delay here has gone from pleasant hill road to the caldecott tunnel. it's increased to 14 minutes, that drive time. speeds are slow. it's not right here. right here it looks good. around the corner, there's slow traffic waiting to get into orinda. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a 25, 30-minute delay.
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we have improvements. no problems getting on the bridge. 12:45 giants' game. it will be a busy commute in the city today. 8:17. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you, sir. my good friend john just tweeted me and said is the humidity at san jose really 90%? yes. 90%. temperature, 62. dew point is 59. san jose airport reports 90% relative humidity. now that will go down. but still -- i guess the earth got knocked off the axis and we're the gulf coast. i have no idea. it's cooler down there. morning fog. there is a lot of fog. a couple of reports of mist off drizzle. petaluma, thank you, melissa and brandon over in pacifica. hot and humid inland. tropical clouds still kind of -- they are around us but not -- just a few here. cooler, yes, it looks like by friday, definitely saturday we're starting to see hints of it with a northwest breeze on the coast. water temperature at the buoy
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went to 58. this is the fog right there. these are tropical clouds building up just going right up the mendocino coast. that's kind of cool. there's been a few showers here. right there. there you go. i mean, maybe -- but the fog, there's plenty there. if we can get colder water temperatures, it would be licking its chops. it would get ready to go. that would be the fog bank. there's rain up towards mammoth. heading up towards the central sierra. we had a thunderstorm up in fresno. north of us, east and south. some 60s. it will be really hot and humid inland. there's the 62 at san jose airport. a little bit cooler, though, on parts of the coast. definitely temperatures have been coming down slightly. 68, east san jose. 66 san jose state. partly sunny, partly cloudy down there. but you throw in the 90% humidity that's a tough -- that's a tough morning. 16 at travis on the cusp there. if it keeps going lower, that's
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a bad sign. if you like cooler weather you want it to get up to 20, 25. northwest concord, northwest oakland. that's not something we've seen much of. it's 71 in minneapolis right now. well, again they are two hours ahead. it's 71 in omaha. it's 71 in l.a. [laughter] >> 71 in albuquerque. i mean, just ridiculously cool record lows up in upstate new york. record low maximum temperatures throughout much of the great lakes. they are running well below average. when they say it's nice town in the gulf koes with low humidity, that tells us everything we need to know. it's hot here. still more tropical clouds but the last batch looks like they are coming to central california and not us. fog, there is a lot of that. it will be hot and humid inland. if we don't top it out today and tomorrow, by friday we'll start to cool down. 101 in clearlake. stinson beach, 74. novato, 88. petaluma, 87. heard from bubba ther tortoise.
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walnut creek, 95. livermore, 9. antioch, brentwood, oakley, same for concord, pleasant hill. alameda, 76. that's pretty mild for them. 88 san jose. 95 livermore to gilroy. 980s on the peninsula -- 80sen the peninsula. 68 san francisco. kind of threw in the towel on that. it's just -- it does show signs of maybe being a little cooler by the coast. i do feel lie the weekend we'll get into a -- by the weekend we'll get into a cooler pattern. we're getting our first look at lunar photos that are more than 45 years old. this, in fact, is the first earth photo taken by a that's spacecraft from the moon's orbit. it's one of 2,000 photos from five lunar satellites taken in the '60s. they were sent to data tapes. so the viewable quality was not
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as good. now they are recovering the images and working with them on computers to make them clearer like this one showing the far side of the moon. all of those craters. >> that's fascinating. >> so cool. >> all right, tc. 8:22. boy, a soggy mess on the ucla campus after a huge water main break sent water gushing for hours. coming up in 15 minutes, why it was so hard to turn off the water and took so long. ebola claims the life of an american citizen. the search for anyone who had contact with him and the precautions airlines are now taking. ñsxóxgñ
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malaria. >> the regional airline sawyer flew on in africa has suspended all flights to monrovia and freetown in sierra leone. u.s. air carriers have received guidance on how to identify and deal with passengers who show signs of ebola. they are explaining how to disinfect aircraft after an infected passenger leaves the plane. new numbers out showing president obama's affordable care act is reaching those who need help the most. a sur ray by the kaiser family foundation of menlo park shows almost six out of ten uninsured californians received medical coverage through this new law. that's 3.4 million people. and it is higher than analysts preditted. while most received insurance through the medi-cal program, others received coverage through employers and a few purchased private insurance
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plans. well, more talk about the raiders possibly leaving oakland. what the team's owner is saying about reports he's shopping around for possible stadium sites in san antonio. a union city startup is burglarized. the thieves are making off with more than $500,000 in if you goods. we will show you what they stole and how the company is offering a reward to catch those responsible. good morning. right now we're looking at a commute where traffic is getting busier on some commutes and getting better like here on the san mateo bridge. we'll tell you where it's slow. you are saying it's humid out there. it is. humidity with the fog and the high clouds, tropical clouds anywhere from about 90 to 99%. it does, though, look like there might be hints of a cooling trend. we'll talk about that.
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well, good morning to you. he's are live pictures -- these are live pictures. this is sunnyvale near north bayview and east maude avenue. that's where gunmen robbed a domino's pizza delivery work erk monday night. not too far from this location, another peteia delivery worker was also robbed. janine de la vega is out there now in the neighborhood. coming up in two minute, she just talked to a man who helped one of the victims. stay tuned for that. it's wednesday morning, middle of the week, july poth. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve has all of your information. >> i hope so. mostly sunny inland. a few high clouds. that just adds to the humidity factor, very, very high. a lot more fog here. it's a little bit more of a coolness to it today. big fog bank out there. tropical clouds, trying to work their way into parts of
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mendocino county. a few showers will be impeded with that. you --ism --ism --ism bedded with that. upper 60s, already very warm for some. mainly 60s to the north. plenty of clouds central sierra and also southern california. just a few here. mostly sunny inland. but i will tell you that fog bank will be very slow to burn back i think for some. hot, humid inland. 90s to 100. yet, 60s closer to the beaches. here's sal. steve, we're still looking at traffic that's getting busier. 880 just moderate here after 66. after that it gets slow up to high street and picks back up. 880 is still pretty crowded trying to make it down the fast track ramp. northbound 608 in danville slow.
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so is southbound 680 because of a crash in alamo at stone valley road and a minor incident on the other side of the road as well. please give yourself extra time here. 8:31. back to the desk. >> thank you. terrifying moments for a couple of pizza delivery people in the south bay. they were threatened and they were robbed at gunpoint. janine de la vega is live in sunnyvale right now. and janine, you just interviewed a customer who came to the rescue of one of the victims. >> reporter: yeah, they were completely taken by surprise. the pizza deliver yayman just finished delivering a pizza to the home down the street when he got robbed. he ran back to the customer's home asking for help. earlier monday night at 9:00 p.m., police say a pizza deliveryman was approached by two suspects after he dropped off a pizza on remington avenue. police consider this a kidnapping because they got into the victim's vehicle and forced him to drive to another
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vehicle. the thieves stole cash and a phone. but the deliveryman was uninjured. an hour later, a different employee from the same domino's made a delivery on north bayview, the one i was talking about, when a suspect tried to force him out of his car. officers say the victim ran away to the customer's home. he knocked on the door in shock. >> he came back and there was like a knock and it took us a few seconds to get up and so when we came to the door, he came like -- he had gone back to the sidewalk for something, i think, and they he came running back to the door and told us, my car got stolen and they have a gun. we told him to get in the house. so then we called the police. >> reporter: police say in that second case, the thieves took the deliveryman's car, as you just heard. it was found later with no one inside. the man was uninjured. police say the incidents are connected. on the doors of domino's it
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says that the delivery drivers only carry $20. that didn't matter with the thieves. the suspects were wearing gloves and hoodies. they say both suspects are latino between 20, 30 years old. one of the suspects is described as being 5'6" to 5'7", weighing 150 to 160 pounds. the other is shorter. 5'4", 5'5" with a thin build, about 120 to 130 pounds. police have told us they are increasing patrols in those neighborhoods. reporting live from sunnyvale, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. the man accused of trying to kidnap and sexual assault an 11- year-old girl in san leandro he's due in court today. investigators say 54-year-old martin gonzalez tried to pull the girl into his car on east 14th street on monday but she managed to fight him off. she ran to a nearby youth center where she had recently taken a self-defense class and she to the some help. investigators say -- got some help. investigators say because of
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her quick thinking, she was not hurt and she was able to give the police a good description of the attacker. shortly afterwards, gonzalez was arrested. a neighborhood in hayward was sealed off for more than seven hours yesterday over fears of a possible bomb. alameda county sheriff's deputies went to a home on gainesville avenue to serve an eviction notice before 10:00 a.m. inside the home, they found suspicious notes and items. sheriff's deputies sealed off the area and called in a s.w.a.t. team. a neighbor said she texted a man who lives in the house. >> if you went crazy and made a bomb up so i can get out of here. he said i have no idea what you are talking about. >> no bomb was found and there was no inside the home -- no one inside the home. it's not clear if police have found the people who live there since neighbors who have been evicted were allowed to return to their homes at 5:30. the oakland police department is getting praise for complying with reforms ordered by a judge more than a
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decade ago. the court-appointed monitor released a report praising completing 22 required changes. the reforms are part of a settlement in the riders misconduct scandal. improvements are a computer system that tracks police officers and warns their superiors about cases of excessive force. a traffic stoop in pam -- in palo alto one year ago has led to a civil rights lawsuit. a man filed papers in federal court claiming his constitutional rights were violated after police pulled him over inning august of 2013. tyler harney claim the officers roughed him up requiring seer treatment. a mother of two small children were oregon is still missing this morning. now there have been reported
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sightings of her in washington, michigan and here in california. collin houston says he last saw his wife jennifer on thursday night when she left to go run errands. police say she stopped at a gas station and an atm. she was last seen on a surveillance camera at a rite aid drugstore in oregon. her family is fearing the worst, saying she would never willingly leave her 2 and 6- year-old sons. a high-tech heist at a bay area startup company. the company says thieves made off with $500,000 worth of new goods. tara moriarty is live at the headquarters in union city where the thieves never even opened a door to complete the job. good morning, tara. >> reporter: well, good morning. it sounds sort of impossible but what they did was cut a hole inside the gate first to gain access into the building and then they cut a hole through the door in order to make off with their loot.
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employees took some video of that hole and the damage caused by the event on monday night. unu located on union city boulevard said the burglars made off with loads of its fast- charging portable battery packs that cost between $60 and $100 and are used to charge cell phones. the break-in comes just as they were poised to get its first big break. it had received glowing praise from a new york times article on friday which put the company in the national spotlight. >> to be hit here, it's not just the price of the products but it's the reputation of the company. it's difficult to talk to customers and say you have to wait longer, especially as a small business trying to grow. >> reporter: the scram company is scrambling to meet orders. another tenant had a delivery van stolen here. officials believe that vehicle could have been used to haul away the stolen goods. the batteries don't have serial numbers on them but they are
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labeled as the unu ultrapack series. now, unu does have insurance on the stolen items but it's offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in this case. live from union city, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. the owner of the oakland raiders, now responding to reports the raiders are considering a possible move to texas. a san antonio newspaper reporting mark davis is looking at possible stadium sites in that city. now, davis confirmed he met with city leaders in san antonio two weeks ago but he would only say he went there to honor his close friend and former raider legend, cliff branch. davis would not say if he's planning to move out of the oakland coliseum to a new home in texas. however, his current chances of getting a new stadium in oakland appear to be slim. >> building a new stadium is about $800 million.
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we're about $300, $400 short. >> the raiders are in the final year of their lease at the oakland coliseum. a possible move out of oakland could reportedly happen as soon as next year, with the raiders initially playing at the alamo dome in san antonio. the report of a possible move came hours after some big news about the baseball team that shares the oakland coliseum with the raiders. yesterday, the alameda county shups approved a new ten inform year lease agreement for the as. it includes a provision allowing the raiders to tear down the oakland coliseum to make way for a new football stadium. but the raiders reportedly feel the as' lease creates more problems in their effort to build a new home in oakland. 20 minutes before 9:00. a plan for a new hotel in pleasant hill but some people aren't exactly putting out the welcome mat. coming up in 15 minute, why some neighbors say it -- 15 minutes why some neighbors say it doesn't hit.
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>> reporter: and we'll tell you about the structural engineer who examined two buildings that were on fire. traffic looks pretty good. we'll show you some of the other freeways getting into the west valley. it will be mostly sunny. but very muggy. hot for some inland. pie the coast, there is a lot of -- by the coast, there is a lot of fog. temperatures are starting to trend. we'll see if that carries into the inland area as well coming up.
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let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you -- overnight the richmond city council approved chevron's long- delayed plans to upgrade its aging refinery in richmond. chevron wants more modern technology to process crude oil, including oil with higher levels of sulfur. critics are saying chevron still has not dealt with pollution and safety issues. just about 30 minutes ago, a palestinian official confirmed 15 people were killed, 150 were hurt in an attack on a busy market in gaza. it happened 45 minutes before a four-hour cease fire was due to end. the israeli military had declared the cease fire for humanitarian reasons but it said the cease fire would only apply to certain parts of gaza.
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that market was not in one of those areas. firefighters are investigating an early-morning fire that burned two homes. it started at 3:30 at 46th and melrose. christien kafton, the first reporter there. what's the latest? >> reporter: the scene here is finally starting to wind down. the latest, take a look. you can see the buildings have both been red-tagged. you can see an engineering that has a stack of those tags. that means the buildings are structurally unfound. meaning nobody can go inside except for emergency personnel. you can see that the garage also being red tagged here. when we arrived earlier today, the fire was fully involved. the fire spread to another building. pg&e has been on scene to restore power to about a half- dozen homes still without
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power. when we arrived at 4:00 we could see the power line downed and sending out power lines. although they were able to get water on the fire, the power line that was down forced them to go defensively until pg&e could shut off the electricity. it took fire crews an hour to to -- to get the fire under control. the fire started in the upper unit in one of the buildings. they had minutes to react after a neighbor washed them a fire was spreading -- warned them a fire was spreading. >> we started to get our stuff together. we managed to get out. i guess she was trying to throw some water or something on it. she got out and we all came out. >> reporter: oakland fire is telling us that in all, 18 people were displaced.
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seven or eight of those people children. so this certainly could have been a much worse story. we understand there was nobody injured. they were able to get their pets out. neighbors are telling us that they are hearing the woman was cooking at the time of the fire but she's been telling neighbors that the fire did not start in the kitchen in that upper unit. she's staying the fire started in a bedroom. so fire investigators were on the scene here earlier. they are looking to see exactly what caused this early-morning fire here in oakland. we're live in oakland, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:47. happening now, crews are still trying to figure out what caused a huge water main break in los angeles. that flooded a major road and part of the ucla campus. we've seen crews out on sunset boulevard all morning long. we've just learned repairs have yet to start. claudine wong joins us now to explain why. claudine? >> well, los angeles water officials say crews can't start repairs because apparently there's still water leaking.
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that new information just came from a press conference at the site. we also just got new details on damage and cleanup at ucla. let's first talk about the pipe that caused this mess. this is video from this morning about the break. take a look and you can see there's still water in that huge sinkhole. the water department says that's because there are at least two valves still leaking and they are still trying to figure out how to turn those off. we've also learned this break doesn't just involve one pipe. it actually involves two. >> normally, a break of this size, we would just go in and cut out a section of pipe and replace it real quick. this is located where two pipes come together. it's creating a lot of complexity for us. >> let's talk about the new frftion from ucla. this morning, the assistant vice chancellor said six facilities including two parking structures were affected. water in poll poly has been pumped out. but that court renovated two
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years ago is apparently showing signs of buckling. damage assessments will be made later today. now, the parking structures are causing some concerns because those parking structures are still under water. >> we have 739 vehicles stranded in the parking structures. a little less than half of them belong to students and staff. a little less than half of the 739 cars are on the lower level and pretty much submerged. the other -- about half of them have varrying levels of -- varying levels of water damage. >> the school has closed camps, recreation and child care centers. they say the population on campus because it's summer is 10% of normal. we still don't know how long the repairs will take. crews are still trying to shut off the water. all we know, it won't be today. and that traffic and business will be affected for a while. the fire department says at this point, it's just grateful
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that no one was hurt. although five people did have to be rescued. this will be a story, of course, that continues to develop throughout the day. in the studio, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. it's so hard with this drut, we're all -- drought, we're all trying to conserve water, 8 million gallons of water. >> that's hard to believe, tc. let's check in with sal now, keeping a close eye on the commute for us. we are. >> we're still looking at problem spots. for the most part we've seen improvement of. this is 280 northbound. today is better until valley than yesterday. northbound 280 looks good. 85 is improving. even 101 is slow near the airport. i want to show you a map of the whole think. yesterday while this map was completely red, this morning, we definitely do have some breaks in the action. as i move the maps on 680 between walnut creek and san ramon, both directions are slow because of problems in the alamo area near stone valley road. they are clearing those. but the damage is done. it will be that way for another
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hour or so. i predicted the traffic there. let's go to the toll plaza where receive's seen an improve. it's about a -- where receive's seen an improvement. reminder, 12:45 giants game in san francisco. let's go to steve. all right. thank you. we do have a few tropical clouds around. there are signs of a cooldown as we head to the weekend. a little mist, drizzle. hot, humid. cooler, yes. definitely by friday. maybe saturday. looks cooler as the high pressure finally backs off. plenty of fog and low clouds. slight component of a breeze. that would be a precursor to a cooldown. there's still a lot of tropical moisture and some rain especially in the central sierra. temperatures are getting warm pretty fast. ignore the 76. upper 60s for some to near 70 for other. cooler to the north bay. right now the breeze is in the tweener. if it drops, it will continue to be hot. if it picks up, that will be a
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good sign for the delta breeze. some of that continues to filler in but overall, we're mostly sunny except for the fog by the coast. it will be hot and humid inland. 90s to near 100. a lot of fog near the coast. that's keeping temperatures slightly cooler, although it's still pretty mild for some. stinson, 74. saint they leeb na, 99 -- st. helena, 99. danville, san ramon, 99. livermore at 98. nep clouds might take a couple of degrees off the highs. but if not, they will be close to maybe slightly above. 60s, 70s, 80s on the coast. there are signs of a cooldown. if it's not thursday, it starts friday and then carries into the weekend. a new high-tech solution for replacing your keys is in the news this morning. but there's also a new concern that this technology may also make you a crime victim. we have the story.
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four years. it was a restaurant, a chevy's restaurant. >> it's not that we don't want the hotel. it's just this could be a big block like downtown san francisco. it doesn't fit our neighborhood. it's not that appealing. >> well, the pleasant hill arky kek churl review -- architectural committee will hold a review. if approved, construction 0 could begin next year. a new high-tech solution about lost house keys is raising concerns about security. new apps and websites can allow you to order new keys. for a company fee, the company -- for a fee, the company sends the keys to your concern. but there's concern that the new technology could be used by thieves. >> it's like giving your keys to a valet, they could copy your key and know where you live through your car registration. >> san francisco keys says it's cut tens of thousands of keys since it launched last year.
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the company does not store shipping addresses for the key it creates to ensure there's no record of which homes the keys unlock. kind of a two-edged sword there. benefits and some risks, too. hey, sal, 880, everybody behaving for you? >> a little slow. but this is typical as you know if you drive it every day. you are probably thinking, okay. these are the people getting into downtown oakland at about 9:00 and it's slow for about a mile or two then it picks up by the time you reach the downtown oakland exit. bay bridge toll plaza, finally a little improvement. 15 to 20-minute drive time. you can see the 880 ramp has kind of cleared out which is nice. still looking at slow traffic between walnut creek, danville and san ramon. now, let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a lot of fog on the coast. parts of the inland, 90s to 100. there are hints ma maybe a cooldown is on the way. it won't be for another day or too but it looks like by the weekend we'll see a little change finally. it's my little thing, my rule
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