tv Mornings on 2 FOX July 16, 2013 7:00am-9:01am PDT
he refused to defend himself, was hit in the head with a hammer. a restaurant worker in downtown oakland becomes the target of a brutal attack. it came during another night of violence and vandalism. >> reporter: we're live in san jose, where 100 pets have died in a house fire this morning. we'll tell you what they were doing there and how another animal helped save the homeowner's life. >> reporter: and an early- morning shooting in san francisco's mission district leads to a standoff. we'll tell you what s.w.a.t. officers did just minutes ago.
"mornings on 2" starts right now. good morning. it's tuesday, july 15th. i'm brian flores. >> i'm tori campbell. dave clark is off today. let's begin with weather. steve? it's cloudy. >> very much so tori, that means cooler weather for everyone. when the low clouds make it out to fairfield and travis, that tells us it will be cooler with 60s, 70s and very low 80s. here's sal. good morning. westbound highway 24 traffic is moving along nicely coming up to the willow pass grade. san mateo bridge traffic looks good out to the high rise. back to the desk. san jose firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire. however, her nearly 100 cats did not survive. at 1:45 this morning fire crews responded to the flames on
polvadero drive. ktvu's janine de la vega has new information on the challenging rescue. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. it's just a sad situation that left the homeowner, who you can see behind me on the phone, just stunned. it was also surprising for firefighters who have never seen so many cats. about 100 of them. it was a challenge to fight. the crates are all burned and char from the fire. the fire broke out at 1:45 near santa teresa and burn el. here's video of the woman who lives here. she said her dog, bunny, is a hero. her dog woke her up and that's what alerted her to the fire in her bedroom. she rain to an enclosed patio that was locked. while she was waiting to be saved by firefighters there was nothing she could do for the hundred or so cats in the kennels suffocating in the
fire. she said she didn't panic but shared why she could not get out. >> there's a door there but it's a security door with a dead bolt and the keys were all by the laundry room, by the room on fire. so they had to bust through the wire to get bunny and i out. >> reporter: seven cats survived the fire. five are at an animal hospital and may have suffered smoke inhalation. the woman that you just heard from, carol miller, says that she does run a cat rescue operation. the house that she lives in suffered major damage. it's gutted. she tells us she didn't leave any candles on. she has no idea how this fire started. she said the smoke alarms didn't activate. right now, firefighters are going to be investigating the cause of the fire. you're looking at a live picture of actually two cat kennels that are covered up with that blue blanket there. there are two cats that are there that have survived, but
they are being covered because the cats have been traumatized because of the fire. the owner is waiting for them to be transported to anan animal hospital -- to an animal hospital. she's still figuring out where she's gonna live. the house was just renovated. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. once again, the acquittal of george zimmerman in florida has led to trouble in oakland. >> if you refuse to move, you will be arrested! if you refuse to move -- >> protesters document over the streets in downtown oakland for the third night in a row. police made at least nine arrests in this latest violence episode. many downtown storeowners say they are simply fed up with their businesses becoming targets. >> it's a mess. >> ktvu's tara moriarty is getting a look at how some of
that -- getting a look at some of that damage right now. she'll have a live report at 7:30. we're learning about one brutal attack during last night's violence in downtown oakland. it happened at the floor restaurant on telegraph. police say a group of men confronted one waiter inside the restaurant. the oakland developer said he was served by that same waiter before the attack. >> he was approached. because he refused to defend himself, he was hit in the hammer. some oakland police officers had to leave last night's downtown protest to respond to a shooting in east oakland. investigators say a 15-year-old boy was among two people wounded in the gunfire on 78th avenue last night. there's no word on their condition. officers are still looking for
suspects and a possible motive. an update on breaking news in san francisco. police have surrounded a building in the mission district, where a shooting suspect is believed to be hiding. ktvu's alex savidge was the first reporter on scene. i understand the police presence continues to grow. >> reporter: it does. this all began when a man called 911 earlier this morning to say he had been shot. he told police the man who shot him was inside of a home here on bryant street just up the block right here on 22nd street. police are still out there. they've surrounded this home. i want to show you some of the action that took place as s.w.a.t. officers came in. two men were detained. police at this point aren't telling us exactly what their involvement may have been. we did see earlier this morning at least ten people were brought out of the house and searched. none of them were taken into custody. the original shooting that led to the standoff was at 4:30
this morning. that's when police say a man was hit by gunfire. we saw as he was taken away by paramedics. he was taken away and treated at the hospital and is expected to survive. the motive remains unclear. but as we bring you out here to a live picture, more police officers are moving towards this house. it appears the scene could be winding down. two men detained. we're gonna try to learn more about their involvement this morning. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. a man is in the hospital this morning after being truck by a police van. it happened before 11:00 last night at spear and howard in san francisco. police say the 40-year-old man appeared to be intoxicated. witnesses say he walked out in front of the vehicle before being struck. according to officials, the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 7:07. we want to check in again with sal, see what's happening on.
roads. >> let's go out and see what we have with the traffic pictures. gonna show you a crowded bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up for a 20, 25- minute delay. the only good news, 880 coming north on that ramp to the -- to the left is not completely crowded which leads me to believe we'll have a little bit of clearing in the 8:00 hour. that's usually the first sign it won't be as heavy. this is 880 in oakland northbound and southbound. you can see traffic moves well. we've been looking at 80. we had an accident at carlson. that's been removed. if you are driving into san francisco, good area to avoid to be park presidio at fulton as they clear an injury accident at that intersection. let's go to steve. all right, sal. a lot of low clouds. for the bay area, it's mostly cloudy. it's made it out to the delta, this low cloud deck. a pretty strong sea breeze, 30 miles an hour. l.a.
and san diego looking pretty good. cooler pattern for us, a much, much bigger fog bank. high pressure has been pushed down to the desert southwest. today will be the coolest day, a little cooling on sunday. we'll bottom out today. the source of our cool is a little low. i'll show it to you in a second. low clouds drizzle a very strong breeze. below average temperatures, 60s, coast and bay. a little circulation right there. if it kept marching eastward, i would say tomorrow would be just as cool. it will rotate and go back like that. this system is dropping -- it's kind of like a teeter-totter effect. this will start to build tomorrow. today is a cooler pattern. 50s on many. these are 60s. the overnight lows are warmer. 25, 35 at fairfield. there is a westerly breeze almost for everybody, except for the santa clara valley.
from sfo to lay ward to livermore, i would say west- southwest. 55 in ukiah. sunny down south but there's some light rain being reported around monterey, salinas, half moon bay in san francisco. the fog and low clouds in place. low overcast, drizzle. windy at times. a rather blustery day for some. 60s to 80s. but i mean most locations, 60s and 70s. these are a good 10 degrees below average for some. even low 80s. livermore 70. walnut creek 74. 64 oakland. alameda, 62. we'll go 73 san jose. almost went 79 for morgan hill but i just pen simmed -- penciled in an 80. 50s, 60s on the coast. much of the peninsula, very low 70s. nice on wednesday. much warmer on wednesday especially inland around the bayside. it doesn't look like the coast will get in on this.
7:10. coming up -- the protest over the zimmerman verdict spills over onto a major oakland freeway. how long the lanes were shut down and why some drivers didn't mind the delay. i think if there was another person, spanish, white, asian, if they came in the same situation with tray vonn -- >> -- vary von was -- >> -- trayvon was. one of the jurors speaks out in the zimmerman trial. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen.
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nouk yan ship that sailed from cuba and tried to transport sophisticated missile material through the panama canal. panama's president said the ship was inspected to make sure it had no bags on board. the president said the ship's captain tried troo commit suicide when the weapons were found. the pope is headed to brazil. more than a million people are preparing to greet him. he arrives there on july 22nd. pope francis will stay in rio for six days. he's scheduled to attend events for world youth day. he will be moving around the city by helicopter and the specially-made pope mobile. we'll get an idea next hour if the senate will vote on changing filibuster rules. nearly all 100 senators spent more than three hours last night debating the proposal. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the result could affect both
parties for years to come. >> reporter: both democrats and republicans could lose their power to delay nominees of a president. when the president nominates somebody for his cabinet or to lead a federal agency, those people need 60 senators to vote in favor of their confirmation. harry reid is now considering the so-called nuclear option which would allow nominees to be confirmed on a simple majority vote of 51. this would brick sharp opposition from republicans who have threatened to block other legislation as a consequence. and these are the same warnings democrats had eight years ago when republicans in charge wanted to change the filibuster rules. we are taking a live look now at the senate floor. we anticipate to hear more from republicans this hour who say president obama tried to pull a fast one with three nominees to lead federal agencies. i will explain that more next hour and we'll have the latest developments from the senate floor. live in washington, d.c., kyla
campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:15. we are hearing for the first time from one of the jurors who found george zimmerman not guilty. concealing her identity, she did an interview with cnn's anderson cooper. she said the evidence presented in the case convinced her that zimmerman felt his life was in danger when she shot trayvon martin and she does not believe race was a factor. >> i think if there was another person, spanish, white, asian, if they came in the same position they were trayvon was, i think george would have reacted the exact same way. >> juror b-37 said some members wanted to find zimmerman guilty of something. but she said after hours of deliberating and reading over the law they decided there was nothing to support a different verdict. a woman who is accused of attacking singer lester
chambers while he dedicated a song to trayvon martin is facing charges. 73-year-old chammers was performing in hayward on saturday. you can see a woman jumping on stage and then pushing chambers down. she reportedly yelled "it's all your fault." she was quickly tackled by other musicians. she's identified as dena japan lynn andrews -- denalynn andrews. chambers is recovering at home. a fremont han has pleaded guilty to murder but won't face prison time. in august of 2006, prosecutors
say papal was driving his suv in fremont when he hit and killed 54-year-old steven jay wilson. prosecutors say he then drove to san francisco where he crashed into more than a dozen other people. yesterday, the judge ruled he was not guilty by reason of insanity. he will now stay at napa state hospital indefinitely. doctors are looking into the mystery of a florida man found unconscious in a palm springs hotel and woke up with no memory. the man was found in february in a motel 6. he woke up speaking speedish and calling himself johan. police say he had four forms of identification on him and my have been in town for a tennis tournament. diagnosed have dig him with a mental ill -- doctors have diagnosed him with a mental illness. san francisco supervisors
are considering banning aerial advertising in the airspace above the america's cup race. this comes about complaints about banners flying over as game. the oakland raiders want to build a new stadium that would be the smallest in the nfl. a new study paid for by the raiders says about -- says a 50,000-seat stadium would be the most financially responsible replacement for the current oakland coliseum. a stadium construction expert says the new stadium would cost $800 million. there are reports the raiders say they could contribute $300 million to the cost and $200 million more might be available from the nfl. it's likely the public would have to he pick up the remaining $300 million. 7:19. we're in for another relatively cool day here in the bay area. up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us when
series of explosions happening. >> early this morning, the port everglades power plant in florida was brought to the ground thanks to 450 pounds of dynamite. over the next three years, $1.2 billion energy center will be built on the site and will produce enough electricity to power 260,000 homes and businesses. starting next month, parents in pittsburg who host parties where alcohol is served to minors could face fines. the city council approved the measure last night in a
unanimous vote. parents can be fined $500 for the first offense and 1,000 for the second. a survey of minors in pittsburg found that nearly half of those asked said their main source of alcohol came from house parties. the measure take effect august 14th. starbucks is investigating a complaint by several def customers at one of its new york locations. they are suing the coffee chain saying they were mocked and police were called to throw them out of the restaurant. the police found nothing illegal going on and apologized for the people who call themselves the def chat coffee group. starbucks says discrimination of any kind at its coffee shops is unacceptable. sal keeping an eye on traffic as he typically does every morning. what's going on in san jose, sal? >> we do have a look at a crash here in san jose northbound on
bascam near 880. this is not affecting traffic on 880 as much as bascam avenue. traffic is busy. on the peninsula, traffic 101, southbound, looks better than it normally does into redwood city and palo alto according to the road sensors. southbound 880 at alvarado there is a motorcycle accident. let's go to some live pictures. interstate 880 in oakland looks okay as you can see in front of the oakland coliseum. about a 25-minute delay at the bay bridge toll plaza before you make it on the bridge. 7:24. let's go to steve. pretty strong sea breeze and a very big low cloud deck equaling a cooler pattern today. it will be the coolest day. deep fog bank, local drizzle coast, all the way down to monterey, san francisco, plenty of low clouds to go around. temperatures are actually cooler by the coast. some of the temperatures in
lake county hit the 40s which is not something they've had for a long, long time. that low spinning off the coast is responsible for the bigger fog bank, the westerly breeze and also some of that drizzle. low, overcast, drizzle. windy in spots. there's still gusts over 30 miles an hour. 50s, 60s, 70s for many. very low 80s. it looks like we'll see a rebound of near average by wednesday and then warmer weather kicks in. it starts by friday. it could be warm to hot, especially away from the coast, by the weekend. 7:25. a 21-month-old toddler, missing now for six days. what her family plans on announcing at today's news conference. >> reporter: if you're in downtown oakland, you will notice a lot of plywood. businesses boarded up after riots regarding the zimmerman verdict. we'll show you the damage -- next.
storeowners in downtown oakland are cleaning up after another night of violence and vandalism. protesters took over the streets of downtown oakland for the third night in a row. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland this morning to tell us about one pretty brutal attack. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the splinter groups broke off from the main protest and ended up coming here to the men's
warehouse on telegraph and broadway. it's boarded up and behind it, some shattered glass there that folded over and crumpled. we're also learning about one brutal attack last night at the flora restaurant. a group of young men confronted it a waiter at the restaurant and struck him with a hammer. s about owners have been frustrated by protests like last night for a very long time now. >> windows and cleaning up the walls. it's a mess. >> reporter: now, we drove around this morning and we noticed that a bank had its windows smashed. at least three other businesses, including a cell phone store and bank had their windows boarded up to prevent damage. we hope to get damage estimates later this morning. so far we don't see any mention of another protest. we'll keep you posted.
tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. this late night violence and vandalism followed a big protest in downtown oakland earlier in the evening. a demonstration caused problems for commuters shortly after 7:00. dozens of protesters walked onto northbound interstate 880 at broadway and briefly shut down the freeway in both directions. even though they got stuck, some drivers expressed their support for the freeway protesters. >> i don't mind at all. you know, if this is what it's gonna take, i will do it over and over. >> reporter: it doesn't bother you that the freeway stopped and people are in the middle of traffic? >> i guess but to get people's attention this stuff has to happen. >> reporter: police made their way on the onramp and they were able to clear the freeway within a half-hour. protesters also briefly blocked streets and a portion of a freeway in los angeles. it happened last night after
several hundred demonstrators gathered in a park not far from downtown los angeles to sing and pray. officers say a few people used the event as an excuse to assault people, jump on cars and break windows. more than 300 officers moved in and arrested 13 people. police plan to crack down again today. friends and supporters of trayvon martin are planning another vigil to honor his memory. tonight's gathering will be on the steps of city hall at 6:30. the branch of the naacp says they are hosting the event in response to the george zimmerman verdict. on saturday, zimmerman was cleared of second-degree murder for the shooting of trayvon. the prosecutor's star witness is speaking out about george zimmerman's decision not to testify. >> if you were a real man, you would have stand on that stage and tell what happened. >> rachel genleel was the last person to talk to trayvon martin before he was shot and killed by zimmerman. during the trial she testified
that she heard martin calling for help. the defense argued that her story kept changing. the verdict in the george zimmerman trial has sparked three nights of protests in oakland and all over the country. we have links of the video at ktvu.com. livermore police say it took three men just four minutes to burglarize a jewelry store. this is security camera footage of the burglary in progress. it happened around 3:30 yesterday morning at the kay jewelry store at the livermore outlets. three men wearing hoodies, masks and gloves stole $100,000 in goods. the suspect in last week's homicide at a jewelry store is set to face a judge today. barry white is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. he's accused of killing two workers and injuring the owner at the jewelry mart on brannen street on friday. white is headed for trial in contra costa county next month
in a separate incident. police say he tried to ral an officer's a -- ram an officer's patrol car back in 2009. police are looking for a suspect they say tried to kill two people. he's accused of stabbing two people in concord last wednesday night. the victims were pumping gas at the bonfair market on grant street. investigators say the man asked them if they were gang members and stabbed them several times. he reportedly has ties to concord, bay pointe, pittsburg. the ntsb's next steps will include interviewing first responders, evacuating the plane's evacuation slides and conducting an in-depth analysis of the performance of the flight 214. the chinese consulate says it is doing its best to help the victims. the spokesman says the consul
general met with victims yesterday and expressed his sympathy. the consul general talked to the ceo of asiana airlines and said the families of the three girls killed should be given more compensation. one couple lost their only child. and more than 100 people turned out for a blood drive at san francisco international airport. a spokesperson for the blood center says having all of the emergency victims come into the hospital depleted the blood supply. one donor talked about the reason why he donated. >> just in case somebody needs my blood. i don't know what type of blood i have but hopefully it will help somebody out. >> sf general took in 67 victims. 6 are still in the hospital. 2 are in critical condition with injuries to the spinal cord and abdomen. the family of missing
daphne viola webb is holding out hope she will be found. they are holding a news conference on 7th street at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. daphne's mother will be providing an update on the family's efforts in finding baby daphne. the little girl has been missing for six days. a state panel has recommended creating a safety task force to improve oil refinery safety. governor jerry brown formed the panel following last year's august 6th fire at chevron's richmond refinery. the state panel suggests creating the task force to improve collaboration among regulatory agencies. it looked at ways to improving strategies. there doesn't seem to be much movement in the contract negotiations in the b.a.r.t. strike. the union spokesperson said the two sides only spent 20 minutes at the negotiation table. she said negotiators showed up at 4:30 the talks were over by
ten to 5:00. union says if a deal is not reached by august 5th, they will strike again. drivers in eastern contra costa county should avoid a section of brentwood boulevard. a big rig crash has shut down the stretch of road from haven wood. the truck carrying produce lost a tire causing it to roll over. it caught on fire, forcing police to shut down the street. there was also a diesel spill. the road is likely to be shut down until 8:30 or 9:00 this morning. sal, how are things looking at the bay bridge toll plaza? >> they are looking okay. it's backed up, about a 25- minute delay. there are no problems on the bridge. a little bit damp because of the weather. we haven't had major problems reported by chp on that deck. northbound 101 traffic does look good coming up to the 80 split. also looking at 880 southbound.
this commute has become a lot worse between 238 and mowry avenue. this is because of a series of minor crashes that have been moved to the shoulder but the delay is 25 minutes between 2348 and mowry avenue. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a very good morning. a few breaks in this big fog bank which made a strong surge today. also pushing behind that, a rather, rather strong sea breeze. deep marine layer, also local drizzle. plenty of reports of that. i know pacifica, half moon bay, down to salinas, all reporting local drizzle. a lot of low clouds and fog. it will max out today. cooler pattern. bigger fog bank. it's made it well, well inland. when it makes it out to fairfield, travis, that's usually a sign it's reached its peak. today will be the coolest day. gusts to 25, 35 miles an hour. that translates into a lot of 60s coast and bay. 70s or only 80s inland. these are below average
temperatures. tomorrow should be near average. this little low, if it punched inland, we would continue this cooler pattern. it's rotating around. that is sending this one up. it will be out of the area by tomorrow. that will allow the high pressure to start building in from the desert southwest. after today, temperatures will warm up inland. 50s on a lot of these temperatures. due toot cloud cover, they didn't -- due to the cloud cover, they didn't cool off that much. san jose and mountain view gets a south breeze. 49 tahoe. 55 ukiah and clearlake, all cooling down. even 40s up into lake county something they haven't seen since june. 47 that's cool. a lot of tropical clouds. we'll keep an eye on those for the weekend. until then, the temperatures will warm up after today. low clouds, fog, partly sunny. might take a while for some of the cloud deck.
60s, 70s, and 80s. even st. helena, calistoga, 68 san rafael. 74 concord, walnut creek, danville, san ramon. low 80s. antioch, brentwood, pittsburg, 71. jim approves of that. he says this is good. i like that. alameda at of 2. really cool -- at 62. really cool. san jose, 73. 68 santa cruz. too much fog and 50s and 60s along the coast in the city or low 60s. very low 70s. tomorrow we start a little warmup. it will still be nice. fog will burn off. much warmer temperatures start to begin to kick in. 7:39. an update on breaking news in san francisco. police have taken one person into custody following a standoff that was sparked by a shooting. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene at bryant and 22nd. >> reporter: this situation here in the mission has been resolved this morning. police say they've taken one
person into custody in connection with the shooting. they've also recovered a pellet gun at the scene. this shooting led to a standoff that played out here at this home on bryant street right near 22nd street. let me show you what it looked like an hour ago as s.w.a.t. officers moved in and they did take at first several people into custody. police had to really sort things out and fick out who exactly they -- figure out who exactly they were looking for. the house was surrounded for a couple of hours after a man called 911 about 4:30 this morning and he told police he had been shot. he told officers that the shooter was inside of his house. now, the man shot was taken to the hospital. he was still awake and breathing. we're told he's expected to survive. at this point, police can't say what prompted the shooting. you can see the scene that's been cleared. police say the situation has been resolved. one person in custody in connection with the shooting in the mission this morning. live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news.
thank you, alex. tonight is baseball's all-star game. one bay area player is already a big winner. >> he rips it! back, back, back, back! gone! >> gotta love that call. the as's out fielder hit nine homers to beat bryce harper. cepedes is the first player in major league baseball history to participate in the home run derby and not make the all-star team. you can watch the game right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins live at 4:30. a woman is rescued from an early-morning house fire. what happened to the approximately 100 cats inside the home and how the woman first learned about the flames? the numbers are in -- how much money was made in the first weekend of limited
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a contract. users can upgrade after one year instead of being lock the into the older -- locked into the older device. more and more telemarketers are ignoring the national do not all registry. that's because it's becoming easier and cheaper to make robo calls. the fcc received almost 4 million complaints about telemarketing calls. that's up 54% from the year before. 221million phone numbers are registered on the do not call list. but the fcc has successfully prosecuted 530 businesses and individuals for violating the list. as the protests continue in oakland, police are now getting criticism. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom with what people are saying about how opd is handling the violence and disruption. pam, good morning. >> good morning. for three nights in a row,
protesters have taken over the streets of downtown oakland and part of the freeway. for many, it's freedom of speech. for others, it's violent and scary. one woman was visibly frightened trying to drive out of the area yesterday. a restaurant worker was brutally attacked. businesses are now damaged even journalists trying to report the story are being targeted. many people think police are letting the situation get out of hand. but oakland's police chief says his hands are tied. >> you give them an order to disperse over and over and over again. why not enforce that order? >> well, we will at some point. it depends on the circumstances there's not really a safe way for four cops to run into a large crowd to arrest somebody breaking a window. >> the police chief said oakland's crowd control policy leans in favor of free speech. he also says he's limited by understaffing. now, the chief also tells us that he believes more arrests
will be made with the help from witnesses and video footage of the violence and vandalism. we're hearing a lot about this on twitter and facebook. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. the jury is now deliberating in the richmond high school gang rape case. 26-year-old marcel es peter and one other man are accused of participating of the rape of a girl after a homecoming dance in 2009. if convicted, they face life in prison. two others have been convicted. two others are awaiting trial on lesser charges. no one was hurt in the fire on saturday at the feed store. the cause of the fire is under investigation but firefighters tell "the press democrat" that the fire is suspicious and they are following up on tips to identify any potential
suspects. campers are honoring a kuhner who died near yosemite national park after a tree fell on other. condolences are pouring in dedicated to 21-year-old inez wittenburg. she died july 3rd when a tree fell on her outside of the dining hall at the camp. she was an art counselor and a student at uc santa cruz. campers were not told about her death until after they returned home. the pittsburg city council has given police the go ahead to buy an armored vehicle. the council members made the unanimous vote. the vehicle will cost more than $175,000 in funds. no general fund money will be used. this will be the first armored vehicle for pittsburg police. in the past, they've had to borrow one from the contra costa sheriff's office or east bay regional parks. well, the san francisco board of supervisors is scheduled to vote on making a $7 admission fee to the botanical gardens permanent for
people who live outside of the city. three years ago, the city started to charge on a trial basis to visit the park. it remains free to san franciscans. the free allows the gardens to keep all 11 of the gardeners on staff. supervisors will consider an entertainment to offer free admission to everyone between 7:30 and 9:00 every day. it was a successful opening for the movie "fruitvale station." [ cheers ] >> shots fired. >> the movie depicts the last 24 hours of oscar grant's life before he was shot and killed by b.a.r.t. officer johannes mehserle in 2009. the movie brought in more than $368,000 when it debuted in just seven theaters across the country. it opens nationwide on july 26th. ♪ >> here's the crazy one. the rebel. >> that's the first mini
trailer for the movie about steve jobs. his trailer shows how technology continues to change. the 15-second film clip was released on instagram. the movie titled "jobs" comes out august 16th. some fans of twinkies are calling them shrinkkies. that's because the new version of the snack cakes are slightly smaller than the old ones. the new bakery owners said the change was made last year by the old hostess bakery possibly as a cost-cutting measure as hostess faced bankruptcy. a wildfire near palm springs has exploded in size. just how much this fire has grown in only 18 hours. more parking spaces in san francisco, not for cars but for bikes. how the city plans to make room for tens of thousands of bicycles. medications?
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the wildfire west of palm springs has more than quadrupled in size. the mountain fire kovgers 47,000 acres. this is in the san jacinto wilderness. there are mandatory evacuations for homes. the fire is 10% contained. buss are on stand by at a ronald mcdonald's camp. last friday, supporters of prop 8 asked the california supreme court to stop gay and lesbian weddings. so far the state supreme court has turned down the request. the supporters can submit written arguments before august 1st to be considered for a hearing. today marks the first anniversary of marissa mayer moving into the ceo office at yahoo!. she's had a busy year. yahoo!has bought 17 companies
since mayer moved over from google. that includes the $1.1 billion deal for tumbler. the city is trying to get more people to use two wheels instoed of four. in order to help that along, the city wants more backing spaces. they are proposing one bike spot for units. want to check in with sal. apparently we're getting word of a new crash in san francisco. >> that's right. southbound 101 in the right hand near cesar chavez. there's something in the lanes making traffic heavy on southbound one. usually what happens here -- southbound 101. usually what happens here, this backs up the traffic coming off the bay bridge. that will make it heavier
getting into san francisco. right now the traffic is backed you for a 30-minute delay before you make it on the span. we've been talking about the drive time between 238 and mowry avenue. it is pretty slow. 36 minutes. remember, normal time with no traffic is about half of that. this is because of a couple of crashes moved to the shoulder. the traffic is slow southbound on interstate 880. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. plenty of low clouds to go around. this will be the coolest day of the week. the fog bank is way up there, rather strong westerly breeze. a component of a west breeze.
some areas are cooler. the bay area between eureka has enhanced the fog and given us of drizzle. 50s, 60s, 70s. temperatures today, they -- well by low average on this time of year. should be some inland locations. should be closer to 90. it will be nice tomorrow. temperatures could rocket up fast inland by the weekend warm to hot. i don't think the coast gets in on it. coming up in our 8:00 hour, trouble on the streets of san francisco overnight that involves a police van and a man suspected of having too much to drink. >> reporter: nearly 100 cats are dead after a fire rips through a home in south san jose. you will hear about the rescue of the woman trapped inside. we'll tell you how many cats actually survived when "mornings on 2" continues
and it will be for many inlard areas. here's sal. >> good morning. traffic on westbound 92, the san mateo bridge, that traffic looks pretty good heading out to the high risant peninsula. you can see it's foggy there. on the golden gate bridge, the fog is not too low. now back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. san jose firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire. however, nearly 100 of her cats did not sur. at 1:45 -- did not survive. at 1:45, firefighters responded to the flames. janine de la vega is live in san jose with more on this woman had so many cats. janine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. the woman who lives here says she works for the stanford cat network. it's a nonprofit. she had about 100 rescue cats in her home. the majority of them died. their bodies are still inside. she plans to return here later today to retrieve them.
firefighters say the homeowner called 911 at 1:45 and said she was trapped in her house. there was a fire in her bedroom. the woman, carol miller, said she was sleeping and her dog woke her up and saved her from dying in the fire. firefighters found her crouched. it took firefighters about an hour to knock down the fire. the flames gutted the home. they did find seven cats that survived. >> the cats are doing okay. we have them in san jose and they are in oxygen enclosures. the doctor has triaged them. they are doing pretty good right now. >> reporter: in the last 20 minutes, the receipt maining two cat -- remaining two cats were picked up and taken to an animal hospital. all of them will be observed
today. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the homeowner said she didn't light any candles. she has no idea how this fire broke out. back out here live, you can see the where the house has been boarded up, where the flames gutted the inside and broke the windows. now, as far as the cats that are still inside there dead, the homeowner says that she actually wants to remove the bodies herself. she's gonna enlist the help of some friends and will use the help of animal control. she wants to have them cremated and buried in a buried in a cemetery in napa. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. once again, the acquittal of george zimmerman in florida has led to trouble here in oakland. >> if you refuse to move, you will be arrested. if you refuse to move -- >> protesters took over the streets of downtown oakland for a third night in a row. police made at least nine arrests in this latest violence and vandalism. many downtown storeowners are
fed up with their businesses becoming targets. >> tired. tired. windows and cleaning walls -- it's a mess. >> ktvu's tara moriarty is getting a look at some of the damage right now. she'll have a live report at 8:30 this morning. we're learning about one brutal attack during last night's violence in downtown oakland. it happened at the flora restaurant at te le graph and 19th street. witnesses say a young group of men left the mayhem on the streets and confronted a waiter inside. an oakland developer said he was served by that same waiter shortly before the attack. >> he was approached and because he refused to defend himself was hit in the head with a hammer. did is 8:02 -- it is 8:02. some oakland police officers had to leave the protest to respond to sh
oakland. investigators say a 15-year-old boy was one of two people wounded in the gunfire on 78th avenue last night. no word on either victim either victim's condition. the officers are still looking for suspects and a possible motive. before 11:00 last night in san francisco, earlier police reported the victim was 16 years old and now say that victim is a 40-year-old man. police say he appeared to be intoxicated. witnesses say he walked out in front of the vehicle before being struck. according to officials, the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. uc regents began three day of meetings today. the regents are meeting today through thursday at the ucsf mission bay campus in san francisco. they are scheduled to take up napolitano's nomination on thursday. some people have criticized the
choice saying she doesn't have any experience in university management but supporters say napolitano's political connections will help the university seek government funding. the martinez police department is asking the communitfor fehas used neighborhood policing for the last two years. that puts certain parts of the sit under watch. citizens are asked what they think about their police officers and how service in general can be approved on the survey on the city's website. 8:04. let's check in with sal, telling us earlier about a crash in san francisco. how are things moving? >> things are a little bit slow, improving a little bit. let's take a look at the pictures. westbound, the bay bridge toll plaza delays about 30 minutes here. once you get on the bridge, it looks okay, you get to san francisco, southbound 101 is still kind of unwinding from an earlier crash near cesar chavez. it looks like it has improved as they move that crash off to the offramp there.
if you are driving in the south bay westbound 237 we have a little bit of slow traffic here crossing 880 and getting out to sun nay vail -- sunnyvale. let's go to steve. there are some sunbreaks showing up. this is a pretty big fog bank. you can get a better look of it coming up right there and right here. that's pretty good. that's charged. no doubt helped along by an area of low pressure. a weak little guy. the cooler pattern is here. it looks like the end of it today. we'll have the transition day tomorrow. a really strong fog bank. local drizzle has been reported all over the place.
25 to 30 at travis. a westerly breeze in place almost for. sometimes that can bring the aroma of garlic up from the santa clara valley. 60s for some. it's already much warmer in the mountains than here. 54 ukiah. sacramento only 59. that's pretty good for this time of year. a lot of tropical moisture. keeping an eye on that for the weekend. the temperatures will be coming up after today. a lot of low overcast. it's really showing its strength today. it will not be nearly -- it will probably be cut in half. 60s, 70s, 80s. a lot of 70s, including st. helena, some low 80s. antioch, brenwood. breezy, cool out towards dublin. i wanted to go 79 morgan hill.
but i went 80. 73 san jose, santa clara. santa cruz usually one of the warmer locations. they will be stuck in the 60s. 50s, 60s. very low 70s on the coast. nice tomorrow, it will be warmer on thursday. it looks warm and hot by the weekend. 8:06. the east bay regional park district is considering buying 16 new park sites. the park board will vote later this afternoon on a set of long- term goals and policies. the east bay already has the largest regional park system in america with a total of 113,000 acres. critics say the board should reshift its focus to opening 25% of the land not yet in use. park board members say it's important to reserve the land now for future use. the san francisco animal control is teaming up with finding rover to launch a new dog app. the free mobile app will help
reunite lost dogs with their owners. the san francisco animal control center is the first shelter to partner. the goal is to continue to be ahead of the national average for saving animals. 8:07. criminal charges could be filed against some san francisco state students following a freshman's death. he died at a party in ingleside back in april. the school kicked the fraternity off campus. several students face possible disciplinary action for hazing. >> alcohol, calliethenics. >> the national chapter is investigating and may decide to
permanently designed the 20- member chapter at san francisco state. tomorrow people in novato can chime in on plans for housing in a well-known area. this is an artist's rendering of 12 buildings slated for the buck institution on research for aging. the buildings would have 130 units. they are supposed to be homes for people who work at the institution. a public hearing is set for 7:30 tomorrow night. new research shows that a lack of vitamin d can lead to broken bones. vitamin d is produced by the body when you spend time in the sun. it can be found in foods such as fatty fish, beef liver, cheese anding yolk. scientists -- and egg yolk. a lack of yit min d causes bones -- vitamin d causes bones to prematurely age and become brittle. we're hearing more about the verdict on the george zimmerman trial. we're hearing from one of the
to illegally transport sophisticated missile material through the panama canal. panama apresident said the ship which was carrying bags of sugar, was inspected to make sure it had no drugs on board. the president said the ship's captain tried to commit suicide when the weapons were found. new developments as the senate majority leader hints at a deal to avoid a showdown with republicans. democrats wanted to vote on change ng the rules when it comes to blocking a president's nominee for jobs. harry reid made it sound like the debate is dying down. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: senator reid spoke as soonance the senators got back to work. he said the meeting behind closed doors was productive. >> i hope that everyone learned the lesson last night. it sure helps to talk to each other. >> reporter: republicans were frustrated with president
obama. he tried to appoint three federal agency leaders and said he needed to do it when the senate was in recess. that means they don't have to confirm the nominees. republicans accuse president obama of trying to bypass they. so the gop threatened to block those votes today. in response, democrats suggested changing the process to only 51 votes instead of 60. ds may not seek -- democrats may not seek that change anymore. senator reid said the deal would not be finalized until sometime later this afternoon. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. president obama honored former president h.w. . >> mr. president, i'm one of
millions of people who have been inspired by your passion and commitment. you've helped so many americans. the two presidents gave an iowa farm couple with the light award. they started an outreach program that delivers 200 million meals to needy people all over the world. 8:15. we're hearing for the first time from one of the jurors who found george zimmerman not guilty. concealing her identity, juror b-37 did an interview with anderson keeper. she said the evidence presented in the case convinced her that zimmerman felt his life was in danger when he shot trayvon
martin but she faults zimmerman for going too far in trying to protect his neighborhood. >> i think he's guilty of not using good judgment. when he was in the car and he called 911, he shouldn't have gotten out of that car. >> she said some members of the jury wanted to find zimmerman guilty of something. but she said after hours of deliberating and reading the law, there was nothing to support a different verdict. a woman accused of attacking linger lester chambers is facing charges. chambers was performing in hayward on saturday. you can see a woman jumps on stage and then will push chambers down. she reportedly yelled "it's all your fault." she was quickly tackled by other musicians. her name is denalynn potter.
chambers is recovering at home. back-to-school shopping starts today for 100 low-income kids. they will receive gift cards. they get to choose school supplieses, baps and uniforms. organizers of the 2013 comic conare putting the -- kollic con are putting the -- comic con are putting on the finishing touches. this event is considered premiere for comic books, sci- fi and fantasy fans. a creators say this is even better than the movie that was spawned by a book. >> this you are actually interacting with components from
the film. >> organizers expect more than 125,000 to attend the gathering in san diego. >> i've covered that event many times. it will be a madhouse. no question about that. coming up -- a new approach to keep alcoholics and drug addicts from taking over muni stops. we'll take you inside the special police operation to make bus shelters safer for riders. >> it's another cool and breezy day. if you are driving in san jose, the traffic is beginning to slow down into the valley. we'll tell you more about the south bay and east bay commute.
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♪ a special operation is trying to stop drug and alcohol use along muni routes. police officers are confronting those people and those people are taken to a substation where their vital signs are checked. and officers are then -- then try to offer a solution. this was the fourth sober shelter operation. 18 people were arrested for being under the influence. one man had a felony warrant out for his arrest.
the police department plans to keep using its drug recognition experts in similar operations. in the meantime, a planned protest could disrupt muni service this afternoon. today marks two years since 19- year-old kenneth harding shot himself after an exchange with officers. harding's family disputes the police account and say they are still awaiting details of the investigation. the family and their supporters say they will attempt to shut muni down at 4:00. afterward, a vigil will be held. 8:22. we want to check in with sal. still pretty but busy trying to get into san francisco. >> it is. the bay bridge is backed up to the foot of the macarthur maze. that translates to a 15 to 20- minute delay. at least it has not gotten worse. we're seeing traffic a touch lighter than it would be here
in july. we're seeing just a slightly better commute. carpool lanes are doing very well, as you can see. taking a look at contra costa county, highway 4 is still showing a lot of slow traffic in antioch. but gets better by pittsburg. southbound 6le 0 from pleasant hill all the way through walnut creek is slow. if we move to the livermore valley, the traffic is slow there. the slowest traffic in the east bay is on 880 between hayward and fremont. stop-and-go traffic there. let's take a look at 280 in san jose. this traffic is downtown does look pretty good as you drive up to the west valley. 8:23. let's go to. most observations say cloudy to mostly cloudy. for good reason. there's a rather strong fog bank. when it gets this high up, that tells you it's reached its peak. there is a lot out there. low-pressure system kind of in
between the bay area and eureka responsible for it. that's about as far inland as i've seen in a long time. 59 fairfield, concord, antioch, livermore. oakland is in there as well. 55 santa rosa, san jose 58. lows were a little warmer for most but they were cooler to the north. there's the spn in the atmosphere. that's the -- spin in the atmosphere. that's the little low that helped enhance the fog bank. low, overcast, some drizzle. i think it's winding down. 50s, 60s and 70s for many that should be well, well warmer than this. i mean we're -- many inland locations should be near 90. they will make that up. it will be nice tomorrow. but the fog will burn off sooner. it looks warmer. inland will start to ramp back up in the 90s. it could be warm to hot by the weekend. 8:24. coming up -- hundreds of angry demonstrators storm busy interstate 880 in oakland. the surprising reaction from some of the drivers who got caught in the middle of the
protest. >> reporter: oakland merchants start to replace storefronts damaged by last night's protest -- in the wake of the zimmerman verdict. we'll also tell you about someone who was vicious lus attacked -- viciously attacked. >> reporter: and hundreds of "american idol" hopefuls are getting ready. that's the host, ryan seacrest. we'll be talking to some of the folks and also let you know how you can take part -- coming up. , i got my mom wrapped around my little finger. do you? yeah, i do. huh. i said i want honey nut cheerios uh huh. and she just totally caved. it's all about psychology buzz. psychology? as long as i don't tell him the cereal is healthy -- he can't get enough. sad, really. i kind of feel bad that i tricked him. but...it was easy.
violence and vandalism. protesters took over the streets of downtown oakland for a third night in a row. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland this morning with a look at the damage. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here at the men's warehouse off telegraph and broadway. you can see that vandals clearly got to the building. the top portion the glass is building. and behind the plywood is shattered glass. each of these windows cost 8,000 to replace. that's a total of $16,000 for this business alone. about 45 minutes ago, a crew appeared down the street to replace a large window at a coffee shop. the damage quickly adding up along broadway where splinter groups deviated from the main protests last night, targeting at least half a dozen stores. we're also learning about one brutal attack last night at the flora restaurant. witnesses say a group of young men confronted a waiter inside
the restaurant. an oakland developer said the server waited on him shortly before the assault. >> he was approached an because he refused to defend himself was hit in the head with a hammer. >> reporter: the developer is known for holding a loaded shot gun to scare away rioters during an occupy protest a few years ago. we drove around this morning. we noticed that a bank had its widz smashed. at least three other businesses, including a cell phone store and bank had their windows boarded up to prevent damage. the tally of all of this damage should be available later this morning or afternoon. live in oakland, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, tara. 8:29. this late-night violence and vandalism followed a big protest in downtown oakland earlier in the evening. the demonstration caused problems for commuters shortly after 7:00. dozens of protesters walked
onto northbound interstate 880 at broadway and briefly shut down the freeway in both directions. even though they got stuck, some drivers expressed their support for the freeway protesters. >> i don't minds it at all. if this is what it's gonna take, i will do it again. >> reporter: it doesn't bother you the freeway is stopped and the people are in the middle of traffic? >> i mean, i guess it does, but sometimes to get people's attention this is the kind of stuff that has to happen. >> reporter: police in ri -- >> police in riot gear made their way up the onramp on 880 and were able to clear the freeway within half an hour. protesters briefly blocked streets and a portion of a freeway in los angeles. it happened last night after several hundred demonstrators gathered in a park not far from downtown los angeles to sing and pray. officers say a few people used the event as an excuse to assault people, jump on cars and break windows. more than 300 officers moved in and arrested 13 people. police plan to crack down again
today. friends and supporters of trayvon martin are planning another vigil to honor his memory. tonight's gathering will be on the steps of san francisco city hall at 6:30. the san francisco branch of the naacp said they are hosting the event in response to the george zimmerman verdict. on saturday, zimmerman was cleared of second-degree murder charges for the shooting of trayvon. the prosecution's star witness is speaking out about george zimmerman's decision not to testify. >> if you were a real man, you would have stand on that stage and tell what happened. >> rachel genteel was the last person to talk to trayvon martin before he was shot and killed by zimmerman. during the trial she testified that she heard martin calling for help. the defense argued her story kept changing. the verdict has sparked protests all over the country. we've put links of the unedited video at ktvu.com.
8:31. it's audition day in san francisco for season xiii of "american idol" and the hopeful singers are lined up. alex savidge is there live and i understand that ryan seacrest is revving up the crowd? >> reporter: yes. that's ryan right there. he's up on the lift and getting the crowd fired up. everyone is excited. they've been out here early this morning. they are ready. they want to be part of season 13. they started to line up early this morning. the auditions will take place shortly and the producers are shooting some of the segments for the show. the folks here are hoping they can have what it takes. they will be getting in front of some of the producers. there will be teams of producers that will watch the auditions. folks are hoping they will make the cut for season 13. bridget, you drove up here from
san luis obispo. >> reporter: what are you gonna perform? >> "no one". >> reporter: give me a take ♪ no one, no one, no one can get in the way of what i'm feeling ♪ >> reporter: all right. sounds pretty good. >> thank you. >> reporter: belter than i can do. that's why i'm not lined up with you. >> i'm not warmed up. >> reporter: but you will be by the time you get in there? >> yes. it's too cold. >> reporter: just one of the hundreds of hopefuls outside of at&t park. they will open things up shortly and folks will be able to have their chance for "american idol" and we hope to talk to ryan seacrest, the host of the star for now we're live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> quite a crowd out there. thank you, alex. we want to check in with sal, a few slow spots still out there. >> a couple of slow spots.
good morning to you and brian. let's move on and take a look at some of these things. san jose two new crashes reported. northbound 280. northbound at ellis, a couple of new crashes reported there. southbound interstate 880 still very slow according to the road sensors here from hayward to fremont. it does seem to be i improving a little bit. let's go to some live pictures san mateo bridge traffic looks good as you drive to the other side. i just checked in with the flight delays at faa.gov and it says an hour plus. according to faa.gov, this is causing arriving flights it says to be delayed an average of an hour and 4 minutes. taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up to the macarthur maze. >> the metering lights are on. let's go to steve.
>> thank you, sir. a couple of breaks in the fog bank. it's a biggin. el cerrito, 57 howling wind and a mist, kind of damp around. this fog bank is definitely here in all its glory. it's made a strong surge inland. its up around 3,000 feet. you get a west wind out toward, the delta. that's a howling message. it looks like today will be the coolest day tropical clouds flirting around that area of high pressure. some of those may play into our forecast by the weekend. warmer temperatures are on the way after today. it's a cool pattern which started sunday, monday, tuesday. high pressure has been pushed down to the desert southwest. a couple of lows responsible. one is off the coast. if it continued to march inland, i would say tomorrow continues to be cool. it's taking the band right there. as this system drops in, that's allowing the high to build in. 50s and of os -- 50s and 60s.
had some lows in the 40s. middletown 47, clearlake 49. cloakwy checking in with a brrr. it's too hot. when are you gonna cool it down? you asked. we delivered. concord, napa, almost everyone. livermore southwest at 14 even hayward. things are really picking up p.m. it's a brisk, fresh breeze -- picking up. it's a brisk, fresh breeze. is on the way. starting tomorrow it will work its way back in. these are way below average on the temperatures for this time of year especially on the high side. out of the os for -- 90s for everybody. even concord, pleasant hill, 74 berkeley 63. hayward, 65. 73 san jose. i really wanted to go 79 morgan hill/gilroy.
tough to do this time of year. fremont, only 68. 68 san mateo, millbrae, burlingame, san francisco, peninsula. here come the -- refresh the 90s? they will be back by thursday. then it could be warm to hot inland on the weekend. >> 90s were good. thank you. 8:36. the pope is headed to brazil. more than a million people are expecting to greet him. you can see the face of the pope throughout the city and on thousands of signs and masks that are being made. pope francis will stay in rio for six days. he's scheduled to attend events for world youth day. a fremont man has pleaded guilty to nurd but won't face -- murder but won't face prison time. in august of 2006 police say he was driving his suv in fremont when he hit and killed steven wilson. prosecutors say he then drove
to san francisco where he crashed into more than a dozen other people. yesterday, though, a judge ruled papal was not gighty by reason of -- not guilty by reason of instancy. he will stay -- insanity. he will stay at san francisco state mental hospital indefinitely. 61-year-old michael boatwright was found in february in motel 6. he woke up speaking speedish and calling himself yohan. police say he had four forms of identification on him and may have been in town for a tennis tournament. doctors have diagnosed him with transient global amnesia. a condition that can last for several months. they say it's triggered by emotional or physical trauma. there may be new rules for the america's cup yacht race. but these rules have nothing to do with safety. san francisco supervisors are considering banning aerial advertising in the airspace above the race. the proposal comes in response to growing complaints about
planes towing ad banners above at&t park during giants' games. some supervisors want to take the proposal a step further and ban the advertising across the city. 8:38. more on the violence and vandalism on the streets of downtown oakland. why critics say oakland police have let the situation get completely out of control. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
and to your home. more troubling news for europe as unions opposing austerity measures in greece staged their fourth general strike today. the dow is down currently 46. the nasdaq is down 13. subpoena down 7. 8:42. let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following right now -- the acquittal of george zimmerman in florida has led to trouble in oakland. protesters took over the streets in downtown oakland for a third night in a row. police made at least nine arrests last night. one restaurant worker in the downtown area was also hit by a hammer subpoena a suspect is in custody following a standoff in san francisco's mission
district. he's accused of shooting another man inside a building on bryant and 22nd at about 4:30 this morning. the victim is expected to survive. it's unclear what prompted the shooting. police say they recovered a pellet gun from the scene. san jose firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire, however, nearly 100 of her cats did not survive. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in san jose. >> she will join us shortly. okay. a state panel has recommended creating a safety task force improve oil refinery safety. jerry brown formed the panel after the chevron fire. they want to create a task force by september 1st. it also looked at ways to improve communication with the public and strengthen fire prevention strategies. a fire that destroyed a landmark business in sebastopol caused an estimated $1.8 million in damage.
no one was injured. the company has been selling animal and pet feed for the past 80 years. the cause of the fire is under investigation. firefighters tell "the press democrat" the fire is suspicious and they are following up on tips to identify any potential suspects. and campers are honoring a counselor who died near yosemite national park after a tree fell on her. condomeences are pouring into an online tribute page dedicated to the 21-year-old. she died july 3rd when a tree fell on her outside of the dining hall at the camp. she was an art counselor at the camp and a student at uc santa cruz. campers were not told about her death until after they returned home. the verdict came on saturday in florida, but the protests continue here across. country in oakland. pam cook has more. >> businesses are frustrate and people are angry that for three days in a row, it's been a disaster trying to get around
oakland. >> clear the interintersection. we need to open up all lanes of traffic. >> for many it's freedom of speech. but for others, it's violent and scary. as we've been reporting a restaurant worker was attacked, businesses are now damaged, even journalists trying to report the story are being reported. we talked to oakland's police chief right in the middle of the action who also feels frustrated about what his officers can and cannot do. >> we have a crowd control policy that does allow people to exercise their constitutional freedoms of, you know, speech and assembly. it does not alou for people to -- allow for people to commit vandalism. there's constants on how we can go about grabbing people in the middle of large crowds. >> there's only one arrest over the weekend but the chief tells us he believes more arrests will be made with the help from witnesses and then also video footage of the violence and the
vandalism. i'm getting a lot of responses on my facebook page. most people are adamant this is not free speech when roads are blocked and businesses are damaged. some are calling for more help from the outside if this continues from the oakland police department. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. now to the crash of asiana flight 214. the ntsb's on-scene investigation at sfo has wrapped up. the agency says the next steps will include interviewing first responders, examining the plane's evacuation slides and conducting an in-depth analysis of the aircraft's performance. the crowne plaza in burlingame has become the temporary home of some crash victims and their families. the chinese consulate says it is doing its best to help. a spokesman says the consul general met with victims yesterday and he also talked to
the ceo of asiana airlines and said that the families of the three girls who were killed should be given more compensation. more than 100 people turned out for a blood drive at san francisco international airport machine a spokesman for the -- airport. a spokesman said having all of the victims coming in depleted the supply. one first-time donor was among the airport workers who cleaned up the debris after the crash landing. another victim said she just wanted to do her part to help. >> not everybody can be out there as a first responder, be on the scene for everyone. but there are small ways to help out. >> sf general took in the most victims, 67 on the day of the crash. six are still in the hospital. two of them are in critical condition with injuries to the spinal cord and abdomen. 8:47. starting next month, parents in pittsburg who host parties
where alcohol is served could face fines. the city council approved this last night. parents can be fined $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for the thousand. a survey of minors in pittsburg found nearly half of those asked said their main source of alcohol came from house parties. the measure takes effect on august 14th. starbucks is investigating a complaint by several def customers at one of its new york locations. those customers are suing the coffee chain, saying they were mocked and police were called to throw them out of the restaurant. the police found nothing illegal going on and apologized to the people who call themselves the def chat coffee group. starbucks is calling this unacceptable. a power plant was brought to the ground. it was the largest implosion in florida's history.
over the next three years, $1.2 billion energy center will be built on the site to produce enough electricity to power 260,000 homes and businesses. 8:48. coming up -- a southern california wildfire grows expo anyone ex -- grows overnight. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ]
welcome back. time now is 8:51 p.m. this fire southwest of palm springs has already grown to 4700 acres. the national forest service says its potential for growth is extreme. the so-called mountain fire is burning near the mountain town of i dill wood -- idyllwild. the fire is only at 10% containment. an oakland as player stole the show last night. now it's time for one of his teammates and the manager to shine at the all-star game. we're live in new york city with a preview of the game. i'm sure it will be very crowded. rick? >> reporter: you know, tori, you get to the stadium nine hours before the game, you would think you would better seats than the parking lot. they are doing rehearsals
inside citifield. we're outside of the production area. we were on the field yesterday for batting practice. we saw a lot of bay area players including buster posey, sergio romo and grant balfour will be pitching for the as. the big standout is not even on the all-star roster. if you were watching last night, you saw cepedes doing an amazing job, an amazing performance in the home run derby. he hit 17 home runs in the first round, went on to win in the fine 58s against bryce harper. take a look -- finals against bryce harper. take a look. >> he rips it! back, back, back! gone! cepedes has won the home run
derby! >> he got knocked out in the first round even though he leads the american league in home runs, setting a record at a blistering pace. he sit nine in the finals. it looks like he could have hit 90. the last ball he hit went way off the center field ball well behind the big apple in citifield. the game starts tonight. 5:00 p.m. pacific time. first pitch around 5:00 p.m. 4:30 the pregame begins. we're expecting quite a show at citifield. >> thank you. that's rick levinthal joining us live from new york city. you can watch the game right here. it will be starting at 4:30. 8:54. the jury is now deliberating in the richmond high school gang rape case. 20-year-old marcelas peter and jose montoya are accused of pramp parenting in the rape of
a -- participating in the rape of a 16-year-old girl after a homecoming dance. if convicted, they face live in prison. two others have been convicted already and two others are awaiting trial. a ymca workers has been arrested after a 6-year-old girl claims she was molested. thfernin' the worker -- the worker had been working for the ymca for four years. police say they found across another sexual assault victim. they are asking anyone else who was a victim to contact the at 1:45, fire crews responded to flames on polvedero drive. janine de la vega is live in san jose with more on why this woman had so many cats. janine? >> reporter: tori, even though this house is still standing,
there's major damage inside. you can see the front is boarded up. inside are dozens and dozens of cats. the homeowner said she worked for the stanford cat nerk work. these were rescue cats. firefighters say carol miller called 911 at 1:45 and she was trapped in her house and there was a fire in her bedroom. miller said she was sleeping and her dog woker had up and saved her from dying in this fire. firefighters found miller crouched in the fetal position in an enclosed outdoor patio. they had to cut through a gate to rescue her and her dog. it took firefighters about an hour to knock down the games. but they found seven cats that survived. >> i'm just done. i mean, i will have to deal with where i go from here. but right now, it's -- i'm just stunned at the fear and suffering of my animals. >> reporter: here you see video -- here you see video of the cats being picked up.
they were taken to the anmol hospital. it's -- animal hospital. it's likely they suffered smoke inhalation. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the bodies of the dead cats are still inside. the homeowner says she wants to be the one to come and retrieve them. she will using the help of her friends and possibly animal control and wants to have them cremated and buried in napa. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you. let's go back to sal with a last look at traffic on this tuesday morning. >> all right. we'll look at the toll plaza that's a very important. you can see the traffic is getting better. if you have the luxury of waiting around, it might get better. here's steve. a lot of low clouds around. in fact, the biggest i've seen in a long, long time. if you have the sun already, probably even a west breeze. cooler today, breezy to windy. it will be warm, hot for the
weekend inland. >> had it turned up. >> it's been that way this summer. >> thank you. any time. that's our report for this morning. thanks for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for the latest on the violence and vandalism in downtown oakland. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. so... [ gasps ]
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