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at it again. i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get a quick check of the morning traffic and weather. steve. >> it's cooler. a little fog bank sea breeze as well. and a little misty conditions. with that in mind we do have a lot of low clouds and fog. 50s still some 80s inland but temperatures are coming down. here is sal. traffic on the san mateo bridge is light heading out to the peninsula. also we are looking at the westbound bay bridge and that traffic looks light as well. 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're continuing to follow breaking news of an apartment fire in san mateo. ktvu channel 2 reporter paul chambers has more. paul, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. this was a three alarm fire here in san mateo. there is a few crews behind me. they told us it all started up there on the second floor.
now one resident told us around 1:00 this morning he heard an ear piercing sound which he thought was from the batteries dying. however he later found out it was the fire alarm system for the entire building. fire officials say they were told the fire started on the second floor but once on scene they saw this spread quickly from the second to the third floor. by that time people from several units left their apartments and headed for safety. >> other people were seeing the same thing. everybody's apartment the fire alarms in our building went off at the same time. so we were just down there for 208 minutes until we realized there was a fire and it wasn't just a false alarm. >> what we have is fire that got into a mechanical chaseway. running between the first and third floors. at this point we have six units potentially involved. some form of smoke or water damage. >> reporter: fire officials say
it was an accidental fire. it started in a close drier. and it may be the lint in the drier caught fire. no one was injured. crews are still trying to figure out what went on. you can hear saws inside the building. we will stay on top of this and bring you the very latest as it develops. live in san mateo paul chambers. protestors took to the streets to denounce the verdict in zimmerman's case. alex savidge is getting a look at some of the damage in downtown oakland. >> reporter: we are. and for a second night in a row a group of angry demonstrators took to the streets here and in some cases they targeted many of the businesses in the area. this is is one of the small businesses here on broadway. as you can see the front window here was smashed over the weekend. hit pretty hard by this demonstration. this was all part of a protest
that was sparked by the not guilty verdict of george zimmerman. late last night and early into the morning our ktvu cameras followed a group of 700 protestors as they moved throughout downtown oakland. in some cases buildings were spray painted and protestors went toe to toe with police. we did see one person that was taken into custody by officers. the officer i spoke with didn't have any information on arrests connected with last night's demonstrations. the protestors did block a number of intersections forcing drivers to turn around. and at one point our photographer felt so threatened by a segment of the crowd he ducked behind a security fence at a local business. this unrest followed a peaceful demonstration in oakland. it began with 400 people gathering at frank ogawa plaza.
>> we're all americans. we are human. we should be angry. >> it was a tragedy. zimmerman was guilty. >> reporter: now at the intersection of 14th and broadway some protestors burned an american flag even as march organizers urged them not to do it. a lot of the damage businesses were told are along broadway and telegraph. they have quite a bit of cleanup today. i asked police if they had any information on how much damage was done and there were no details the officers could provide me as far as the extent of the damage here in downtown oakland. a lot of the stores do look like this one as you drive through this area. live this morning in oakland
alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. oakland mayor jean quan is calling for peace in the aftermath of the george zimmerman verdict. she issued a statement about the people that gathered in downtown oakland. it says quote sadly some of them dishonored the memory of trayvon by engaging in violent activities. this is unacceptable. we will not tolerate violence in our city. >> across the bay in san francisco demonstrations against the zimmerman verdict were peaceful. hundreds of people took to the streets in downtown yesterday. they carried signs with trayvon martin's picture and marched down powell street to union square. san francisco police operations says no arrests were made. the march was organized by the group answer san francisco. the legal battle may not be over in the trayvon martin case. coming up the other charges that could still be filed against george zimmerman. go to ktvu.com for more video of the protest. look for the zimmerman sect section at the top of our page. victims of the sfo plane crash will likely receive different amounts of
compensation. now -- can expect to victims from other countries may have to pursue their claims in asia. 64 americans were on flight 214. the other passengers are from china, south korea, dan dark india, japan, vietnam and france. 31 survivors of the plane crash at sfo have been reunited with their families in china. 26 students and five teachers from a chinese middle school returned home yesterday. three students from that school were killed in the crash. a blood drive will be held today at sfo to help replenish the blood supply. if you'd like to help it does start at 9:00 a.m. at the baggage --
>> the american service center in -- one opinion -- the fire also forced some -- single drivers who violate the car pool lane may be surprised when they get their ticket. the mercury news reports that despite what many signs indicate, the car pool fine is actually $491. now many of the signs posted throughout the bay area list the fine as $271, $360, or $381. >> either way it's expensive. >> yeah. don't do it. sal is keeping on eye on
traffic. >> things are doing pretty well on the roads. we're looking at interstate 880. i think it's off to a pretty decent start if you want to start off your monday morning driving on the toll plaza. we've been looking around at chp list. there is not a lot going on. they don't have much going on on the major roads. this is northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 and downtown san jose. you can see for yourself it's light. 5:08 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. a very big fog bank out there. so it will be a coaler coal -- so it will be a little cooler. it will continue to march inland. high pressure which i will tell
you just a little hmph like that. they will cool down today and tomorrow. overall it will be sunny unless you are stuck in that low cloud deck. 50-58. or 59 i should say. santa rosa, napa, novato. 30 just extra hold on the hair spray. that is a howling sea breeze. most directions out of the west. anywhere over 25-30 is a huge sign it will be cooler all the way out to the sacramento valley today. pretty toasty down on the desert. so it will be sunny. expect for those in the fog. low clouds fog, sun, cooler. morning mist out there. a little windy at times. especially for the usual suspects. 50s and 60s and 70s and 80s. these are actually near average to slightly below. they will continue on. cooler on tuesday. leveled off on wednesday.
it looks like sunshine and warmer temps return by the end of the week. time now 5:09. san francisco state university expelled fraternity following the death of a pledge. peter tran died at a party back in april. just weeks ago university officials decided to expel the fraternity from campus. that is according to the examiner that also reports an investigation continues into whether students who are at the party will be punished. the university has also hired a nonprofit to raise awareness about student drinking. pistachio lovers be ware. more on a recall and why some may be harmful to your health. and following a deadly crash on the bay team sweden is giving a hint to when they may return to the america's cup competition. and on the sunol grade so far so good. i'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather.
welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. artemis racing team is looking to get back into the america's cup. the team says structural testing of their boat their new boat has been completed and they hope to be back on the walter by the end -- water by the end of next week. five companies that formerly manufacture led paint
will go on trial today. 10 california cities and companies are suing claiming the companies were aware of the dangerousness in lead paint. the lawsuit asks the companies be required to remove lead paint from some five million effected homes. and pistachio lovers beware. food and drug officials says the brand treasured harvest may be contaminated with salmonella. anyone who bought these packages can get a refund. the verdict for george zimmerman may be in but the jury is still out on new charges. the justice department says it's reviewing the trayvon
martin case. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: the justice department says it's look into the possibility of charging george zimmerman with violating trayvon martin's civil rights. but hold first federal prosecution would not be plus the charges are different. the pressure mounted quickly this weekend for the justice department to investigate the killing as a possible hate crime. >> there is reason to be concerned that race was a factor in why he targeted young trayvon. >> reporter: president obama released a statement yesterday reading quote i know this case hazelessed strong passions -- case hazelessed strong
positions. why attorneys say a federal case against zimmerman would be tough to prove when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. former president george hp bush. the winner of today's award has not been unvailed. egypt's new interim president is taking shape. he was sworn in as vice president. the interim prime minister took together a -- thousands of supporters of former president mohammed morsi continue to protest saying they leave in he
is restored to tower. they could see a big jump in their protectionsen. there were for -- some local governments are saying after l federal. right now it's 5:17. i want to check in with sal for a look at traffic. >> we have something going on the university avenue overcrossing. it looks like police have closed it or something is going on. i saw a lot of police cars come over to this overcrossing. now they are up there. if you are driving across any of these overcrossings, you see a lot of activity here. so far it does not seem to be
effecting the traffic hire. so we will try to figure out what it is and let you know. moving along and taking a look at westbound bay bridge coming up to the toll plaza. it doesn't look like it's a big delay at all. after driving between but for the post much more extensive fog bank being helped by a little low coming off the coast. that enhances that fog and lifts it up. i mean the cooler patterns here today and tomorrow. much bigger fog bank or on shore and westerly breeze. 32 at pittsburgh and 36 at travis. this is a cooler inland forecast. and the bay really staying in the 3:s-- in the 60s. 50-59 by the coast.
fairfield 52 with that 36 miles an hour wind. a little low right there will work its way in. today and tomorrow temperatures anywhere from to 60s. that cool, cool pa term. cooler into on thursday things start to get warm and then warm to hot. european markets opened with gains this morning. that follows the trend set by the markets in the far east. china shanghai index closing up 1%. china's gross domestic product slowed a bit.
futures point to a slightly higher opening this morning. and that follows a little bit of a gain on friday. big news this morning in terms of earnings city group reports a 26% rise in profit. that stock lock looking to go up. the banks have been doing quite well. the price of crude oil up as political tension in egypt continues. this morning crude oil hit just about $106 a barrel. it did slip closer to 105 in the last hour. analysts say a $10 increase usually means gas prices will go up about 25-cents a gallon. a violent attack at the sacramento zoo. what force do officials use to euthanize their 20-year-old snow leopard. more than idol hopefuls will be lining up in the bay area. what you need to know. traffic looks good on the east shore freeway.
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could be a nightmare after a tanker fire shut down part of a busy freeway interchange. the interstate 5 interchange has been closed since saturday after a truck carrying 8500 gallons of gas overturned. the freeway may not open until tomorrow. that means $150,000 drivers that normally take that route will have to finds another way to fete to work or home. zoo keeperrers are mourning the loss of a rare snow leopard. was one of the oldest snow leep bards in captivity. she had to be put down. officials say the wound indicated aggression >> we want to make sure the animals can express natural behaviors and interact with one another naturally. the downside of that there are many hours we cannot monitor every single action. >> zoo keepers made the
decision to euthanize shawntee. a lot of bay area singers are getting excited as registration for american idol season 13 begins today at san francisco at & t park. the actual auditions however won't start until tomorrow. registration though opened up about a half hour ago. at 5:00. it will reopen until 8:00 tomorrow morning. organizers are warning hopefuls to register quick today and spaces quickly fill up and no overnight camping will be allowed inside or outside the park. time now 5:25. let's go to sal who is keeping an eye on traffic. anymore details? >> we called berkeley place and they told us the only thing they could tell us there was some sort of an auto accident on the university avenue overcrossing to 80. however, we have seen a lot of police officers. maybe this is routine. berkeley fire was also called out to the scene. and it looks like they are blocking not only are they blocking the overcrossing, but
you can see they are blocking that off ramp. so it's an auto accident according to the police. and right now it's a good area to avoid. 80 westbound traffic does look good. chp is is also helping out with whatever the investigation is here. let's move along and take a look at the sunol grade. mission boulevard that trafc does look good. interstate 680 looks good. let's go to steve now. >> thank you, sir. we have a lot bigger in the way of low clouds and fog bank. it will equal a much cooler pattern. dozens of people sent running from their homes at a fire in san mateo. what investigators are now saying may have caused it. a number of businesses here in downtown oakland damaged after two straight nights of angry demonstrations over the acquittal of george zimmerman. we will tell you about one
all week? >> no just today and tomorrow. >> okay. >> you have not been paying attention. >> i've been paying attention. >> yes, i know you have brian. >> we have a cooler pattern today and tomorrow. today a lot of low clouds and fog and west wind. mainly 70s and 80s away from the coast. here is sal. steve, good morning. we still have a look at the east shore freeway. we see 80 westbound looks good. but the overcrossing to the 80 freeway is somehow blocked by police as they are investigating what they tell us is an accident. westbound bay bridge traffic is light. let's go back to the desk. we continue to follow breaking news out of san mateo where a fire has damaged a half a dozen apartments. that fire started at 1:00 this morning at an apartment building on bridge point parkway. this is a look at the scene earlier. six apartments have fire, smoke, or water damage. firefighters believe the fire started in a drier. turning to our other top
story. the acquittal of george zimmerman in florida led to more violence and vandalism in oakland. alex savidge is live. alex, good morning. >> reporter: for the second night in a row groups of protestors took to the streets. i want to show you what we have behind us here. this is the oakland disstore. the front window smashed. these protests sparked by the not guilty verdict for george zimmerman in the shooting death of trayvon martin. our ktvu cameras followed a group of several hundred protestors as they moved through downtown oakland last night. spray painting buildings and clashing with police. we did see one person taken into custody but an officer told me this morning he didn't have any information on the
arrests. the protestors blocked several intersections. forcing drivers to turn around. at one point our photographer felt so threatened that he ducked behind a security fence at a local business. the unrest came after mostly peaceful demonstration in oakland earlier in the night. it began with 400 or so people gathered at frank ogawa plaza to express their outrage with zimmerman's acquittal. at one point there was a group of demonstrators that burned an american flag. they didn't have any specific information about how much damage was done. as you drive through this area a lot of smashed up store fronts and cleanup for business owners. live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. meantime hundreds of people took to the streets in san francisco following siller man's a-- zimmerman's
acquittal. many carried signs. the demonstration was peaceful and san francisco police say no arrests were made. the march was organized by the group answer san francisco. >> me and a lot of my friends we were really upset. we all cried last night. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> the verdict also sparked protests across california. this was the scene in downtown sacramento yesterday where dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse with a peaceful protests. demonstrators marched down streets and blocked intersections last night as police in riot gear looked on. the mayor of los angeles called for peace on twitter after some people broke off from a peaceful march and threw rocks
at officers. officers responded by firing nonlethal bean bag rounds. >> my heart is heavy. i also feel i'm very proud for the trayvon martin movement. all tragedies are converted to a good and positive nature. >> that was trayvon martin's cousin speaking there. following the verdict both posted messages on twitter thanking people for their support and saying much they love their son. >> bart management and re-- that the two sides are still far apart. they have until august 4th to come to an agreement or union workers could walk off the job again. >> a lot of riders anxiously awaiting that decision there. time is 5:34. sal is keeping an eye on
traffic. what is the latest on university avenue? >> we do have the overcrossing closed. and i want to show you pictures here. and the berkeley police tell us it was an auto accident. however, we don't see anything. the traffic on the freeway is not effected. you see a flair pattern set up. we will let you know how this shakes out. probably the most important thing is the commute traffic on 80 westbound is not significantically effected by this. interstate 880 if you are driving past the coliseum there, that traffic looks good. if you are driving in livermore valley the traffic also looks very good here on the livermore valley. getting word of track accident. this is not on my life.
cig alert has been -- this is highway 152 near lovers lane. it looks like there has been a head on collision there. now let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a very happy monday morning. a cooler monday morning. fog bank is definitely large and in charge today and tomorrow. sometimes high pressure comes in and knocks it down on the deck. high pressure is losing its grip for a couple days. a lot of the tropical clouds
are gone. if you don't have the fog it will be sunny today. there will be a fresh westerly breeze. a mist out there too. inland 80s. temperatures in the north bay. a lot of 70s. 80s for livermore. 74 morgan hill. and 59 only for half-moon bay. cooler into tuesday. wednesday looks nice. and it looks a little warmer thursday and could be a lot more so warming taking place inland as we get to the weekend. drakes bay oyster company is teaming up with its supporters and rally. the event will be add 2:30 this afternoon at san francisco waterfront restaurant. last november the interior department turned down a permit that would allow drakes bay to continue farming. gambling almost $4 million
a year on its new name. the building was bought by a german company who's acronym was sap. 5:37 is the time. it's being -- a lot of other big names in business. plus we'll have more on the continued search for missing oakland toddler. where police are focusing their investigation. good morning. golden gate bridge traffic looks pretty good as you drive down south. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather.
good morning. a lot of low clouds down there. even a little drizzle. rather robust sea breeze. that means cooler inland today. 60s and 70s coast and bay. here's a look at the top stories we following for you right now. the red cross is helping people who live in six apartments at a san mateo apartment complex after an early morning fire. firefighters say that fire started in a close drier. victims of the sfo plane crash will likely receive different amounts of compensation depending on what country they're from. american passengers with serious europes can expect receive multimillion dollar settlements in the u.s. courts but we understand victims from other countries may have to pursue their claims in asia
where lawsuits are rare and often result in smaller damage rewards. the acquittal in -- the trouble in oakland sack -- now that is the atmosphere here has been calmer than other cities around the country. is that still the case this morning? >> reporter: good morning, pam. absolutely. as you can see behind me this is the courthouse. it is calm here. it's been calm since the day after the verdict was read on saturday evening. of course when the verdict came down there was many people here. but after that the protests and the demonstrators quickly dispated and the scene here has been calm ever since. that of course stands in contrast to the scenes we are
seeing take place all over the country. there is a renewed push to getting back to normal. they are having a community prayer session where they will pray for peace. pam. >> we can only imagine george zimmerman and his family are worried about their safety. where is he. ? >> from the most we have heard from his brother rob -- so mostly i would bet that as he sets out his new normal. for his life.
of course there back to you? pam. >> and the legal problems are not over as well. we understand the naacp talked about federal, civil charges. >> that is right. this will be a huge thing. george zimmerman could face a civil lawsuit but he could also face charges from the federal government that he violated civil rights statues. the department of justice has said this is an open investigation and they are look into the evidence of the case. but so far they have not decided whether to move forward or not. knew there is a big -- now there is a big push for the civil rights community. naac. >> thank you. time now 5:44.
oak more than 30 volunteers helped search. looking for me. >> so this is just an area we are searching. >> daphne has been missing since wednesday. her father says he was taken from an suv in east oakland while she was inside the store. san francisco international airport is planning major improvements in the years ahead. they include building a new air traffic control tower. some good news for ferry commuters. two additional round trips have
been added to the schedule. ferries are packed with summer tourists and loading up all their bicycles and causing delays as well. they hope. the extra service will run through october. will be own to -- an annual pass will cost $88. a three-day pass $22. and a day pass $9. >> not bad. >> yeah. time now 5:46. any major slow downs? >> nothing major. although if you are trying to use university avenue overcrossing. it's blocked off by -- traffic
on the freeway looks good. let's move allock to the bay -- along to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backing up. if you are drying on 880 between -- if you are driving on 880, that traffic is relatively light. cooler pa -- a little spin mt. atmosphere is coming right in for a couple days. and that really helps the fog bank. 50s on the temps. low, mid, to upper. 52 san rafael. 30 miles an hour not only at fairfield but gusts to 36 at pittsburgh. there is a pretty definite sea
breeze. fog, sun, it will be cooler inland. you really can't change much coast and bay. 70s to the north. novato 74. san jose 75. this is a little below average for this time of year. it will be even more cooler incuses. wednesday looks nice. it city group shares are about to open up 3%. citi reported second quarter revenue of -- higher than analysts forecast. citi group credits stronger home prices which helped reduce losses on mortgages. pixar and lucas film are no
longer part of a class action lawsuit that claims they are part on what has been called a silicon valley conspiracy. the suit claims that the two film studios ayed not to post wers -- >> i love the little minons. they are very funny. despicable me 2 remains number one at the box office. industry analysts call it the summer movie to beat. it's pulled in more than $472 million annually. >> they are funny. time is 5:49. coming up will the continuing search for answers, pam.
inland. you can see it right there. gusts to 30 miles an hour plus. cooler inland temps. [ music ] >> fans of glee continue to mourn the sudden death of star corey monteith. the 31-year-old was found dead inside a hotel room on saturday afternoon. an autopsy is scheduled for later on today. back in april he voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center admitting he had substance abuse issues. he was seen with friends the night before his death but he came back to his room alone. in new york thousands of people filled the streets protesting the acquittal of george zimmerman. let me show you this was last night. a large crowd took over.
people sat in the road and on top of cars. blocking traffic. refusing to move. police arrested several protestors demonstrators marched down streets and blocked intersections last night as police in riot gear looked on. the mayor of los angeles called for peace on twitter after some people broke off from a peaceful march and threw rocks at officers. officers responded by firing nonlethal bean bag rounds. one of oscar grant's best friends will be holding a vigil in hayward. the 25-year-old was shot two years ago while sitting in a car. police are still looking for whoever killed this father of two. caldwell was with grant at the fruitvale bart station when grant was shot and killed in 2009. investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed a landmark business in west sonoma county. it started friday night in
sebastopol. that is the company that has be selling animal and pet feed for 80 years. it's believed to have started in hay stacks stored next to the building. the exact cause remains a mystery. the number of home foreclosures in napa is dropping. total of 103 homes completed foreclosure. that is down from 214 during the same six months the year before. the county assessor says rising home values a stronger economy, and government efforts to reduce foreclosures is behind the decrease and he expects it to continue through the rest of the year. circus olay plans to resume shows in las vegas. tomorrow will be the first show that zaire suggestion sue lay has perform -- circus olay has performed since the performer fell to her death. tomorrow's show will be dedicated to her but it will not include the battle scene that lead to her deadly fall.
another san francisco giant is in baseball's all star game. sergio romo was moved to the the roster. this is grow can i so the game right here on panel 2. and >> yeah t going to be fun to see out on the east shore traffic but the over crossing remains closed for a very serious accident and the investigation there. the traffic is a little bit slow. southbound 680 traffic here on the sunol grade that traffic moves well heading down to the mission boulevard exit. also if you are driving in the south bay, the road sensors are not showing a lot of slow
traffic. maybe a little here and there. for the most part it's green and that means traffic is near the speed limit. now let's go back to the desk. coming up new information on the deadly crash at sfo. what we have learned about the money going out to passengers. also the tragic fire on the peninsula last week. what the red cross is doing today to help the victims. good morning. much bigger fog bank today. inland temps will come down. i will have those forecasted highs coming up in two minutes. if you look at the toll plaza you can see a little bit of a crowd. pretty soon the metering lights should be coming coming on.
fatal crash. the investigation continues. second hour of morning news starts now. good morning. thank you for joining us on this monday morning july 15th i'm pam cook. >> good morning, i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get a check of the morning weather and traffic. >> gusts to 30. you can see there is a lot of low clouds there. it's making a pretty good push inland. 50s and 60s coast and bay. here is sal. >> good morning. we do have a fatal crash they are