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the united states. ktvu's rob roth where the shooting happened and the police say he was coming at them with a knife. >> reporter: right.francisco police chief has been maintaining the officers shot the man in self- defense but attorneys for the family are calling that a lie. >> reporter: attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court today and requested a federal criminal investigation into the shooting. >> our hope is that they will charge these officers. >> the shooting happened in february not far from where he lived. there are two bullet holes in the house across the street. during a meeting last month police chief gave this account of what happened after two officers arrived responding to a 911 call of a man with a knife chasing another man. >> the officers were 5-6 feet
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away when the suspect charged at the officers with the knife. both officers discharged their firearm. >> it is in the back. >> the family had a private autopsy formed. the conclues was he was shot six times from be-- concludes he was shot six times from behind. >> the chief will have to recant the false lie that he has been perpatchuating about how the shooting occurred. >> the police department said it would have no comment. the city attorney says the allegations are not consistent with the witness accounts and called the shooting justifiable. during today's press conference the parents made an appearance on skype from guatemala.
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>> they want justice. this is the last thing they expected when they sent their son to the united states. that he would come back the way he did. >> reporter: the two officers involved in the shooting have returned to patrol. and there is a vigil that will begin in the mission in an hour. frank? >> so what are the attorneys for the victim saying about what happened about the knife, are they saying he never threatened the police officers at all? >> reporter: they are not disputing the man was holding a knife but they say he was not make -- [ audio difficulties ] >> we apologize for losing the picture there. we will have more on the story coming up at 6:00 p.m. police on patrol today following a kidnap attempt. a student who attends belshaw elementary school told police a stranger tried to lure him into a truck yesterday morning at 8:40 a.m. the boy ran towards the school
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and was unharmed. the man hasn't been caught and that is creating extra concern for parents. >> i always make sure i drop my son off and walk him inside. you don't know with people how crazy they are with taking kids. it is sad. our kids should feel safe to come to school. >> the boy said it was a clean shaven asian man driving a 2 door toyota truck. >> a busy road in the city is shut down right now and it will be closed through the weekend. van ness is shut down because of a construction project and it is not scheduled to reopen till sunday at midnight. ktvu's christien kafton is in the city tonight. how bad is traffic because of this? >> reporter: frank, as you were talking we saw somebody tried to go down the closed street here. take a look. this is the area right here.
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you see workers down there. that is where they are digging the tunnel here. one block of van ness is shut down. it is effecting traffic in a 10 block radius. and traffic in the area is slowing down. >> reporter: for the second time in two week construction workers torn up the street. tonight's closure will have the biggest impact on drivers. >> friday evening we expect the bulk of the traffic, friday rush hour traffic. >> reporter: lane closures restrict traffic along van ness. it is shut down to allow crews to work on the tunnel that will run from the new hospital and the medical offices that will open in 2019. >> it is always hard getting around the city but it is nice to have a new hospital coming in. >> reporter: drivers along the corridor have to put up with detours. >> heading southbound the main
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detour route takes you to goss. >> reporter: businesses were worried the last time they had to go through a weekend closure. >> we were surprised with the turn out and business was very nice that weekend. even with the traffic. >> reporter: managers say closures now will save time and make for a safer crossing in the years to come. for now they are asking drivers to steer clear if they can. >> if you are traveling through san francisco, we would like the advise if you can find another route through the city and not come to vanness -- van ness, we ask everybody to do that. >> reporter: van ness here will be shut down till sunday evening. it will be ready for the monday morning commute, if not earlier. there is one more closure is in
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september. the weekend of the 5-7. that is the labor day weekend. >> christien kafton, thank you. it is windy right now. we have a lot of wind on the bay. getting ready for a transition. talking about rain that will be moving in because of the winds that are clearing things out. flags blowing now. real close on flag number one, on the left here. i want to show you something. you can tell about wind speed. 25-28 miles per hour. when the flag -- it will start to arch up. right there. if it holds there, 35-38 miles per hour. you can tell a lot from the flag. when it holds there. anyway, winds are blowing. 25 miles per hour winds in fairfield. 23 concord. gusts at san francisco airport, gusts over 30 miles per hour.
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right now it is 15. it is a windy day and there is rain in the forecast. take a look right now. you will see to the north of us a system getting ready to move in. rain showers on the way. and we have mark tamayo at lake merced in san francisco. >> reporter: i know you are not much of a golfer and i am not as well, i am easing my way into the environment. >> windy. getting strong gusts? >> reporter: surprisingly daly city gets a strong wind and it was the case earlier this week. right now it is 10-15 miles per hour. we will talk more about the weather as we show you the sky conditions. we are at the golf club for the swinging skirts classic. winds are picking up. high clouds, you talked about the rain system approaching as well. we are talking about rain drops on this golf course later on tonight and tomorrow morning.
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we will take a look that forecast in a bit. first we have the execkive directer of the tournament -- checkative director of the tournament. -- executive directer of the tournament. >> this is a unique stop, celebration of golf, art and culture. you will see all the fans that braved the cold today. but they will see sculptures by a famous artist out here. but it is a great place for spectators to come out. great fan village. off the grid is here with food trucks. family friendly. so far so good. >> reporter: as far as you heard about the rain chances, rain coming in for tonight. looks like most of the weekend will be dry. a great condition for this weekend. action packed. >> absolutey. great leaderboard. dodged the weather here so far.
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a 17-year-old professional atop the leaderboard. and a 51-year-old chasing her. >> reporter: perfect. perfect. the forecast for saturday, we will hold on to the shower chances till 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. most activity winds up before 5:00 a.m. or 6:00 a.m. and sunday sunshine and warmer temperatures. i might try to get out and maybe putt around. i will share that experience with you coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> here is the beauty, i know you can't golf. grab a 9 iron and a ball. we will see you hit a ball. >> working on it. >> good. see you. >> okay. >> okay. >> see you back here. >> thank you. a family issued a statement thanking everyone who helped find their son. the 17-year-old spent three days hiding on campus before he decided to go home. in their statement the family said they had friends over last night when he walked in the
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door. search teams spread out across the city looking for him, he was on campus the whole time, even under the bleachers. he ate fruit from trees on campus. he is okay and they will spend the next couple weeks trying to figure out why he did. new at 5:00 p.m. a program helping veterans heal by connecting them with service dogs. tomorrow the program celebrates two years of helping injured veterans. ktvu's azenith smith shows us how the program works and the difference it is making. >> touch. touch. yeah. >> reporter: this lab is on a mission to become a service dog for a wounded warrior. his trainer is a u.s. navy veteran from san francisco who serve ad in the vietnam war. >> in the time i have been knowing luke, he showed me more control than i showed myself. >> reporter: he calls him his battle buddy. training him is part of his
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therapy. >> they help vets. that means i am helping a vet. >> reporter: the program is run through a non-profit. >> as the wars wind down we have a number of veterans coming home from deployment and what they need is they need support and when they are here in treatment this is a way we can give them extra support. >> reporter: the dogs learn up to 90 different commands in two years. from tugging open the fridge door to get water to turning off light switches. >> that is it. touch. >> reporter: to pulling a sawing off a sock off a foot and agility courses to build their strength to help veterans in wheelchairs. >> reporter: she suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder
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and brain injury. >> gives me a sense of worthiness. i feel very worthy. it is building me up. >> reporter: building her up. building other veterans up by giving back. and a special bond providing comfort and healing, proving they can be the best medicine. azenith smith, ktvu fox 2 news. ahead here, a plot against had vatican. the tools that helped investigators uncover the plot and the suspect linked to terrorists. >> two repairman, two different prices. 2 investigates exposes a garage door repair company with a questionable reputation. a boy taken on the ride of his life thanks to the make-a-wish foundation. >> how law enforcement made the day for one little guy who has
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the statue of liberty and liberty island was evacuated after some called and threatened to blow it up. a search turned up no evidence but hundreds of tourists were evacuated. at the same time as the threat came in police dogs picked up a a suspicious cent but it was a false alarm. visitors posted vid employees online. some had to leave belongings behind. authorities made 9 arrests in a raid on a terrorist ring and revealed the group was involved in a plot against the vatican part of a investigation. 9 other suspects are outstanding. three are believed to still be
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in italy. investigators used wire taps and say a possible suicide bomber from pakistan arrived in rome but then left. >> they are signals. clues. >> at the time the pope was under scrutiny for comments he made quoting a byzantine emperor. authorities say two of the men were arrested and they were body guards are osama bin laden. the new apple watch are not available for purchase in apple stores. here in california, a store in los angeles was one of the selected that began selling the watch. they put the watch on display two weeks ago when it became available for preorder. apple till start selling the
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watches beginning in june in stores. boy with a life threatening disorder got an adventure. got to be a member of the lapd police department thursday. his action packed day. >> reporter: a high speed pursuit. the car fleeing at high speeds from police. a go pro inside the police vehicle. let's check in with the brave officers. >> where are they? do you see them? do you see them? describe the car. describe the car. >> reporter: that 8-year-old is noah. while this is not a real pursuit, for him it is about as real as it gets. >> so fun. >> reporter: he is doing really well considering he was born with a life threatening disorder. it effects his spine and organs. after his 25th operation he asked the make-a-wish foundation if he could be an officer in his favorite
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department and say lapd really got into it. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: he got to do a lot before the pursuit, there was the simulator. he experienced pit maneuvers from inside the pursuing and the pitted car. >> i was on the radio. >> reporter: what were you saying? >> like, i was, like, this is the ride of my life. >> he hadn't been on the helicopter yet. a pursuit is a different thing in the air watching it. >> thumbs up. >> reporter: by the end of the day he was sworn in and got his own gear. >> reporter: what do you think? >> amazing. >> i am sure all of the officers here are enjoying this moment, i think that really it is all of us who benefit from his courage. absolutely. >> he had a great day.
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i love talking on the radio so i am with you. >> cool going up in the helicopter too. all right. our weather. things changed around today. you can see the flag, it was windy. >> pop quiz for you, how hard is it blowing right now based on what he said before? >> 20. 35. >> frank is closer. 30s. when it arches up, not doing it now. about 25-28. as soon as it curves up, then 30s, 35. [ talking at the same time ] >> i over bid, price is right style. >> you still win. [ talking at the same time ] >> you could get -- tell a lot by the flags. that is what i have done my whole life. look outside, you can see the winds and you can see the clouds. that is an indication, look what's happening.
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clouds coming in. a nice looking weather system. it gets in here tonight. we thought 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. in the morning. tomorrow morning. be here by 10:00 p.m. news. i will be talking about this rain that is moving in. the showers aren't into the santa rosa area yet. the winds are blowing out there. gusts 35 miles per hour. windy in fairfield. 30 miles per hour. rain on the way. which is great news. i would love to be on the high end of this. .65, love to be on that side. most of us will be .10 to .25. low lying areas. san jose. .25. in the hills you will find that half inch and over half inch.
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boulder creek. .21 san rafael. redwood city, maybe almost 4/10 in san jose. that is a rough estimate. it will get you close. we will get wet. wet on the roads. pollens knocked out and grass will stay greener this spring. rain, 10:00 p.m., model brings it in. nice mountains snow. scattered showers till 1:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m. starting to move out. great if it stalled. sometimes they could slow down. maybe we will get more rain. mountains going off. you will need chains. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, pretty much distant memory. noon time, breezy. sun comes out. not that warm. nice looking day. sunday will be a nice one as well. winter concerns, you will see a winter weather advisory. turn into a winter storm warning. or snow advisory or something. above 500 feet a foot of snow.
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baseball game to talk about, tonight. astros playing oakland. and you have partly cloudy skies. no rain there. 56 degrees for the first pitch and the five-day forecast. i am glad you don't quiz me on stuff. when you are doing the news i am doing weather stuff and not listening so i know i put you on the spot. love when you can go -- you can approximate the wind, the rainfall. >> and it is great we are going to get a little rain. thank you. an unexpected outage at university of california at berkeley. a professor who wouldn't cancel class is what caused the outage. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> coming up a library system throwing out hundreds of thousands of books. . >> the people who were supposed to be in charge of our legacy
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of knowledge don't care. >> why officials say it is common practice and one woman's push to keep the books. >> also new developments in the fight over a residential hotel in the east bay. the lawsuit just announced today after 2 investigates looked into claims about unlivable conditions. these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
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california at berkeley campus today. [ indiscernible ] >> when it went out some professors moved class outside. they cut a power line. 34 buildings lost power. workers restored power after two hours by switching to another substation. a law that requires sex offenders to stay on a registry for life will stay on the books. it requires anyone convicted of non-forcible oral copulation with a minor to register with police as a sex offenders. all oral sex was illegal till 1975 when the state legalized it. investigators are working to identify a body that was discovered following a fire this morning in east palo alto
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at the romic environmental iron. -- refinery. crews pond to construction trailer engulfed in flames. the body was discovered after the fire was put out. there is a nearby homeless encampment and they suspect the victim was a transient. >> it is a vacant site. we have an issue with homelessness in the area and so there is a possibility of that. >> warming fire possibly. >> possibly, we are looking into the cause right now. >> at this point investigators don't believe the fire is suspicious. started as a call from a viewer complaining about a contractor. 2 investigates did some dig and found many of the same issues. now the state is taking a closer look. >> college students vote to increase their fees. why they think it is a good idea. >> and stuck in the mud for years. what the drought is exposing at
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the bottom of lake tahoe.
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one garage door, two repairmen. >> easy to fix? >> easy fix. >> is it a big problem?
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[ indiscernible ] >> two different stories. 2 investigates exposes concerns about a company prompting a statewide investigation. >> it didn't take long before ktvu's eric rasmussen saw questionable behavior and it left our team asking are you ripping us off. tell us what happened when you put this company to the test? >> reporter: we called best and fast garage door repair we witnessed the same concerns customers told us about. our repair man suggests repairs we didn't need and couldn't show us a license. and now investigators are looking at what we found. >> reporter: when 2 investigates called out best and fast garage door repair to a ktvu fox 2 news employee's house. we kept details to ourselves.
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hidden cameras and the door got a full tune up. we checked references and hired a licensed contractor. >> beautiful. >> reporter: before it was done we had him leave a small problem for the next guy. >> i take the cable off. which is a common problem. this door will not close. >> reporter: easy to fix? >> very easy fix. this is easy. >> how much would you charge me for this? >> something like this, $89. >> reporter: enter best and fast and a repair man who called himself daniel. an hour late to the appointment he did find the real problem quickly. but before we could get a quote he had a few questions for our producer posing as the homeowner. suddenly more problems. >> getting really old. can damage the motor.
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>> reporter: finally a price. >> take the door down, fix the cables and everything, $220. >> reporter: that is $220 plus $170 to replace the old springs. remember it is double his quote of $89. too steep for us he started dropping his price. >> 200 even. >> reporter: when he couldn't show us proof of a license it was time to break the bad news. there would be no deal. >> reporter: eric rasmussen with ktvu fox 2 news. what kind of business are you running here? people have been complaining about your business. do you expect merto pay 2 -- her to pay $200 to fix the cable. sticking to his story he said he had proof of a license at the office. the state has no record of any
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license for you. any insurance. got people telling us you are ripping them off. he did have this license number on his van. it came back to a different contractor company that expired in 1989. >> reporter: call yourself best and fast. you are 0-2. you want to try again? >> reporter: what do you have to say to the people who feel you are not being honest with them? >> reporter: charging a price double than what somebody else charges, is that typical? >> a classic service and repair scam. >> reporter: we shared what we found with the license board in sacramento. it turns out best and fast has identical websites for oakland and 40 other cities. >> the same 800 number, oakland, san jose, los angeles.
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>> reporter: a disclaimer at the bottom of the website says all work is done by individually independent contractors. >> the laws is in place so the consumer know whose they are dealing with. if i need somebody to come out, i believe somebody from best and fast is coming out. >> reporter: it had us wondering who we were dealing with. >> not best and fast? >> yeah. >> reporter: a search of the owner's name turned up a facebook page with photos of someone who was a perfect match for daniel himself. >> reporter: later we got a call from someone who said he was with best and fast. said he was tom. if a customer has a problem he said they will get to the bottom of it. even though they are not required for a liceference jobs under $500 -- licenses for jobs
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under $500 they quoted for jobs that were thousands of dollars. . >> that could be me, what do i know about garage door repair. what do you say to us who are nervous about being over charged? >> reporter: question we asked the state. one thing that was interesting, the concern was the cheap service call fee that they were asking for. $29 to come out. that is a red flag that someone is going to start looking for more expensive repairs. >> daniel, what if anything may happen to him? >> reporter: this is something they are looking into. they elevated the case. they will be investigating the company as well as all the people involved in it. you heard the company, everybody is individually licensed. if there is a violation it could run into fines or charges. >> thank you. >> thank you. if you have a tip for 2 investigates we would love to
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hear from you. e-mail 2investigates@ktvu.com. a police officer in court today accused of breaking the law. what the officer is accused of hiding inside a rented storage shed that could send him to prison. >> changes for commuters. muni's new look and why officials say the changes will make things easier for riders. >> and university of california at berkeley students protest higher tuition so why did they vote to raise a fee and pay an extra 50 bucks a semester?
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thousands of people matched in los angeles today to commemorate the anniversary of the armenian genocide. huge crowd marched six miles from a neighborhood to the turkish consulate. filling the streets. many carried signs and the armenian flag. it remembers the 1.5 million armenians killed in 1915. turkey denies the deaths constituted genocide. officials expressed regret at the loss of life but says it was casualties of war. muni announced new service to make it easier to use. this weekend muni plans to roll out new rapped route service. -- rapid route service. it will increase how often
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buses run and a new color coated map to make it easier to navigate. they carry 700,000 riders on an average week day and the agency says the changes will make the city run better. >> helps not only our bus riders and our customers, helps everybody on the streets, biking, walking, taking a taxi, ride share. the more people on muni the fewer people making private automobile trips. >> some changes are already in place. the increased frequency on the new routes start tomorrow. there are plenty of things to do around the bay area this weekend. mike mibach has suggestions in our weekend watch. >> reporter: what is going on? mike mibach here with your weekend watch. take a trip to treasure island. $3 gets you in to the flee. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., hundreds of vendors. bakers and collectors and the
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food trucks will be there. children 12 and under are free as is parking. pets welcome. sunday is opening day on the bay. a boat parade and blessing of the fleet begins at noon. and in the north bay, saturday, the 34 annual butter and eggs day parade and festival in petaluma. at 10:00 a.m. saturday there is also a cow chip throwing contest. can't say i have ever done that. speaking of swinging, the swinging skirts lpga classic tournament saturday and sunday at lake merced in daly city. great opportunity watch the best female golfers in the world. tickets start at $30. warriors game four in morals, saturday, 5:00 p.m -- new orleans saturday 5:00 p.m. and rain in the forecast for saturday morning. the giants on the road.
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a's at home taking on the astros. i am mike mibach with your weekend watch. >> butter and egg festival founds good. the drought is revealing things that have been covered at the bottom of the lake for years. the effort to clean up the trash that is just now visible. >> and made in the bay. a friendship that began in high school is now a corporate collaboration. making clothes for the community they love. >> and tracking the showers into the forecast as well as the windy conditions out there. i have it all. we will see you after the break with the weekend forecast.
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a veteran police officer in san jose who is accused of running a marijuana operation was arraigned today. 44-year-old son vu was arrested last june. prosecutors say 12 pounds of marijuana was found in his storage unit. investigators found grow equipment and $5,700 in cash. he has been a san jose police officer for 21 years and authorities say he will remain on paid administrative leave till his case is over. right now he is still in jail on $100,000 bail. a few more details about the unexplained death of a man in the custody of baltimore police. protesters back in the streets today depanding answers and justice for freddie gray -- demanding answers and justice
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for freddie gray. the commissioner said freddie gray was not buckled in his seatbelt in the van that violated policy. the mayor wants answers. >> i still want to know why the policies and the procedures for transport were not followed. i want to know why none of the officers called for immediate medical assistance despite freddie gray's. [ indiscernible ] >> officials said police officers were slow to recognize he needed medical help. his funeral is monday. new at 5:00 p.m. university of california at berkeley students protested many times over tuition increases but now they voted to increase the fees they pay on campus for certain services. john fowler tells us what they will be paying extra for. >> reporter: they come for enlightenment, knowledge and direction but students at university of california at berkeley and other universities find stress, confusion and ang
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wish. >> coming to college -- anguish. >> coming to college takes a toll. >> reporter: some say mental health services are unavailable or inadequate. >> across this campus and other ucs we see a very large increase in suicides and depression. >> our health facilities are over crowded. a two week wait time. we needed to address that. >> reporter: leaders two weeks ago put it to a campus vote, would students pay extra for maine program, 50 -- mental health program, $50 more a month. $2million a year. at a time when students are protesting fee increases. >> unlike tuition hikes we know where it is going. >> reporter: the result 3-1 in
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favor of the fee. >> i don't want anymore fees. my family is struggle but i understand this is a necessity. >> reporter: if approved by the chancellor and by the office of the university president the fee would take effect next fall. john fowler, ktvu fox 2 news. low water levels are revealing lake tahoe's hidden trash. volunteers say they have removed 170 pounds of trash last sunday. among the debris they hauled away, bottles, cans, cigarette buts and and metal. many are believed to have been there for years now. now to our chief meteorologist bill martin. we heard a list of things to do from mike mibach, we will get rain early on -- >> yeah. it will work out well. there is the flag again.
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okay. this isn't a test. >> 35 -- >> 28 -- >> no. south in it now. that is a west wind. before you came to be, starting to blow south. the weather system is coming our way. you can tell wind speed and when it tweaks south, the low- pressure system is moving in. so is it going to do it? yeah. turning out. there it is. south wind. the system is getting closer. we know that based on the flag switching directions. the satellite. that is showing us clouds and the radar, showing us where it is supposed to be raining. the cloud picture comes from the satellite. radar comes from a service based instrument. clouds moving in. no showers yet. by 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. showers in santa rosa. it is mild today. temperatures did cool a few degrees because of the strong
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winds. saturday morning the rain comes in. my favorite kind of rain, when we are sleeping. most of it. some when i am coming home from work. the bulk of the weather is over night. most of us sleep through it. wake up, grass is watered. pollen, dust layed out. and we should end up with a nice day saturday afternoon. as the system moves through. saturday afternoon it clears quickly. it will be breezy. it will be one of those nice after the rain days. 11:00 p.m. tonight. bullish on bringing the bulk of the front through after the 10:00 p.m. news. more power in the mountains. they will get snow. a foot of snow. 2:00 a.m., san jose, that is when you might hear the rain drop. quarter inch, half inch. 5:00 a.m., moving out. not in the mountains. 7:00 a.m. mountain travel, right, going there, this isn't the best
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saturday, sunday will be nicer. getting up there, snow. not like a spring weekend. 7:00 a.m. lunchtime. clearing out. going on in the mountains. clears out in the afternoon. sunday the best day. with temperatures back into the mid-70s. plan your stuff for sunday. saturday still nice. 5-10 inches above 500 -- 500 feet. -- 5500 feet. they could be chaining up on 50 or 80, 3:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m. this morning. and there is the five-day forecast. a nice looking week ahead. pleasure to -- here is the best scenario -- as we move forward, if we get rain once a week for the next month or so we would be living big. wouldn't help the drought but it would be useful for cleaning up the atmosphere and watering lawns.
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>> chances are slim. >> yeah. >> thank you. the duo that found a way to make garments that are stitched together with the fabric of life. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> a man saved by stranger at a bay area airport. >> a situation where the right people were there at the right place and time. >> the medical emergency that led this man to jump into action. a potential problem for b.a.r.t. riders. the closure that could effect this weekend's a's game. these stories and more coming up at 6:00 p.m.
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in tonight's made in the bay, we look at locally made shirts that have become a -- staple. they were created by two high school inside for. ktvu's claudine wong explains how their company is all about a pride and a love for oakland. >> reporter: sometimes they just like the come to this spot that bay fair mall and plan and dream. >> when we first came to the mall we used to be on this side. >> reporter: they looked down at the company they created
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together two years ago. >> my company -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: they met in high school and they always just clicked. >> yeah. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: collaboration between these friends led to a line of clothing you can't find anywhere else. >> look at a lot of clothes and it doesn't mean anything at all. literally, says -- yeah. >> reporter: shirts about cars. >> lexus. out here in oakland, it has been big. >> reporter: to shirts about attitude. the clothes are a reflection of oakland life. >> the experiences we go through, the attitude we have. the culture we share. >> i think it is like authentic. a true thing. straight from us. they love it. >> we love our city so much, i don't care if we don't have any sports team. if there is just one land mark. i love it that much and i want
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to make that translate on it on to the clothes. >> reporter: if it works the business will do something else. >> keep inspiring everybody. everything we know and grew up with, they are dead, in jail, or walking around the mall. >> reporter: they work second jobs to pay the bills so friends help keep things running. >> 24 hours in a day, how you going to use it. >> i have a lot of juice. i can stay up late and wake up early. >> reporter: the smiles come easily. they will tell you while the road has been hard they enjoyed every moment. >> do what you love and you don't work a day in your life. >> i will be here the next 10 years. 20. bigger. >> reporter: claudine wong ktvu fox 2 news. >> love their spirit. as they said they have a lot of juice. if you would like to nominate someone for made in the bay we
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have a form on www.ktvu.com. the ktvu fox 2 news at 6:00 p.m. starts now. a run down bay area hotel accused of forcing people to live in deplorable conditions and threatening to evict them. >> we can't let living conditions get to the way that they are at these towers. >> it is a story that 2 investigates has been following ask now the city is filing suit. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> officials with oakland want a judge to force a take over. the people who live in the building have been complaining about unsafe and unsanitary conditions for years. 2 investigates has been covering the story for months and ktvu's eric rasmussen is here with the move that could lead to big changes. >> reporter: the lawsuit filed by the city attorney accused
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management of illegal evictions, and beating up tenants. for the first time today had mayor of oakland is talking -- the mayor of oakland is talking about it. >> reporter: this week it was a leaky pipe in what was sewage running down the wall. the latest of many problems in downtown oakland. exposed by 2 investigates. >> the piping, the electricity. still goes out. >> reporter: code enforcement signed off on most of the violations and told us they were fixed. now a different message from city hall. >> reporter: are you convinced that place is a habitable place to live? >> we are not. >> reporter: the city attorney is suing alleging unsafe and unsanitary conditions. including a broken elevator and other problems going back to 2011 when then owner went to prison for trying to
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