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a suspected drunk driver drives a car onto the pedestrian walkway of the golden gate bridge and that car is still there.
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the extreme efforts it will take to remove this waivered vehicle. if you are just waking up, saying, i dreamed it was raining hard last night, you weren't dreaming. it's already rained hard with an inch of rain for some and there's more to go. >> reporter: the rain is easing up here in san francisco but it's getting heavier in other spots. we'll tell you where and how the roads are looking. a nation wide cam campaign to shift the holiday -- a nationwide campaign to shift the holiday shopping. "mornings on 2" starts right now. good morning. parts of the bay area, really getting drenched this morning. i saw this a couple of times driving to work. a major storm is bearing down on us. we have team coverage this morning. ktvu's tara moriarty and cara lui are out in the elements tracking problems caused by the heavy rains and wet roads. sal is focused on the traffic problems. steve is tracking the timing of
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the storm. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm dave clark. it will be a busy day. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve, where do you start? >> i know this can be a pain driving in. >> yeah. >> it rained all the way in for me. first time that happened to me in a lightning time. >> me too. >> we've had good rain, million valley, pacifica, daly city, over an inch of rain already for some. the rain rates are starting to ease up. tara said that and a lot of observers in san francisco said the same thing but still a steady rain. still picking up for some. it looks like things are in the heavy category toward parts oflake county. been light up in mendocino county. hang in there. don't give up. you will see some heavier rain move in in the next 24 hours. vallejo's had really heavy rain. benicia, 8/10. out towards martinez, crockett. if you see the light green, that's not much.
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yellow, out to concord, la fayette, danville. not a lot but the general area of rain even down towards the cruz mountains. some of that will track towards gilroy. main just towards morgan hill. let's cut to the chase. rain, windy coast and hills. not too bad. but widespread rain here. there will be some breaks but possible thunderstorms later on. these temperatures haven't moved all morning long. for good reason. you have the rain and the fog. but there will be a tee cent breeze here. the water temps continue to be warm. i think that's helping to feed the system. around the back side of this there will be off and on steady rain. but the thunderstorm activity and rounds of moderate to heavy rain will come in later. the rainfall projections through late wednesday and thursday look really good. really good. santa rosa, ukiah, san francisco, and san jose. look at that. even out to san francisco. get ready. it will be off and on rain to the end of the week. rain, cooler, windy at times.
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50s and 60s. i've been busy but so has this mon. >> it's one of those things where the traffic has been very, very slow. we have a look at the golden gate bridge where the commute has been unusual to say the least and very heavy traffic in marin county. a lot of standing water. a suspected drunk driver somehow has lost control, ended up stranded on the bikeway of the golden gate bridge. let's bring in cara lui here who is helping us cover this bizarre incident. cara? >> reporter: well, sal, i just got off the phone with the golden gate bridge spokesperson. she tells me they've never seen anything like this before and this is certainly an accident that's going to take a long time to get cleared from this area. this doesn't appear to be affecting southbound traffic. what we've learned from the spokesperson, at about 5:30 this morning, there was a car speeding from the parking lot going way too fast for the conditions. it crashed through the concrete
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steel barrier as well as the steel gate going about 400 feet on the bridge before getting wedged on the sidewalk and the bike lane. now, the driver we're told was injured. he was taken to the hospital. the vehicle was a mustang. i don't believe you can see it from where we are being kept right now. but workers say they are waiting for daylight due to safety reasons before trying to tackle this. a caltrans worker tells us that he may need a crane to remove this car from this area. but again, this is all expected to happen at least an hour from now, if not much longer due to the complicated logistics here. but the golden gate bridge spokesperson also tells me that there's some concern for safety issues. they are worried drivers are gonna look over and get distracted. they are planning to go go cover it up with a tarp as soon as they can get out there. but the chp has confirmed this is a dui-related crash. again, workers are trying to
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get to it as soon as they can. back to you. >> thank you. we have a whole bunch of traffic everywhere in the bay area. let's get back to the toll plaza of the bay bridge where we have very heavy traffic westbound coming up to the pay gates. there's also a new accident reported westbound 580 at lakeshore. 880 northbound and southbound. this traffic is going to be okay. there is a brand-new crash reported southbound 880 at 7th coming away from the bridge and heading down south to downtown oakland. we've had an accident on highway 24 eastbound near wilder. westbound -- in fact, too many crashes to mention but a lot of slow traffic. you can see that my board is lit up in red. that means that everywhere you see red, there is stop-and-go traffic. 580 is particularly bad but is 680 and a lot of fender- benders, a lot of standing water. we'll stay on this and give you another update soon. back to the desk. >> a lot of red there on the
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traffic map. thank you. if you will be flying out of sfo today, you may want to check the status of your flight before heading to the airport. we just talked to officials at sfo who say passengers may experience delays of at least two hours due to the weather and the faa says delays could even be as much as four hours. that's a lot of wait time. there are currently 34 flight cancellations and 33 flight delays at sfo. that's according to the website flightaware. two flights have been canceled at san jose airport, one flight is delayed there due to the weather. we also just checked with the oakland airport. they say there are no significant delays at oakland this morning. well, steve says this rain storm is the heaviest we've seen since december of 2012. as sal has been taking us, taking a toll on the morning commute. tara moriarty is in san francisco where it's coming down heavy for a while. has it let up a little bit? >> reporter: it has. it's sprinkling in san
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francisco. we're along the embarcadero where we have seen a lot of people out. we do know there has been a lot of flooding on the freeways this morning. when we were out earlier, we took some video. we would like to show you it here, this is a huge puddle that we hit as we were going 101 northbound. that was through the city just before 7th street. there are dozens of accidents on the chp log right now. i'm sure a lot of these are due to the weather. a ktvu viewer told us that it's pouring in san anselmo. the cell seems to have moved through. it's hitting marin. there is still a lot of standing water on 101 through san francisco on both the northbound and southbound direction. if you drive in the middle of the roadway, you have a lot better chance of avoiding the puddles on the outside lanes. the national weather service predicts up to 5 inches in the mountains. mainly santa cruz. one to two inches in our major cities. by the end of the week, rainfall totals could approach normal for the season for the
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first name a long time. but, of course, you know the last three years have been well below average. we still have a lot to make up for. these showers are expected to last through tomorrow. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> keep that umbrella handy. thank you, tara. you can fool the ktvu weather team for the latest on the storm that's hitting the bay area. you will find steve and all of our meteorologists on twitter and facebook. 7:09. police in clearlake waiting for autopsy reports to identify a decomposed body found over the weekend. police were called by a man who said he found a human skull in his yard. detectives determined it was a skull of a woman who recently died. teams found partial human remains in a wooded area about 100 yards away. still not clear if the death is considered suspicious. happening today, uc berkeley students will rally
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against a series of planned tuition hikes on today's 50th anniversary of the 1964 mass arrests during the free speech movement on the campus. on december 2nd, 1964, 814 people were arrested. it happened during a sit-in at the administration building. students were protesting the university's ban upon political advocacy. today's rally is set for noon at sprawl plaza. the students are challenging the tuition hikes that uc officials say they will impose unless the university gets more money from the state. a group of protesters occupied wheeler hall after a regents committee voted last month to approve those increases. 7:10. today, sam liccardo will officially be de -- be declared the san jose mayor. liccardo beat dave cortese by about 2700 votes.
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questions were raised about the tally due to the departure of the registrar's i. tinkths manager the -- i.t. manager the day before the election. he will be sworn in january 6th. a state lawmaker from san mateo has introduced legislation that would overhaul california's system for recounting votes in tightly contested elections. the bill from democratic assemblyman kevin mullin would require the state to pay for a full recount in any statewide election when the margin of victory is 1/10 of 1% or less. mullin claims the june primary in the state controller's race highlighted flaws in the current system. 7:11. hatching today, an online campaign asking you to donate to nonprofits on what's being called giving tuesday. the i day was started as an alternative to black friday and cyber monday shopping.
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there's several ways to give. crowdrise is offering a free app with a virtual tower where each brick represents a donation. several corporations are matching gifts made on giving tuesday, including microsoft which will match gifts made through the website, global giving. >> more on that throughout the day. we're on stormwatch at ktvu. coming up at 7:30, we'll continue our live team coverage with alex savidge watching the flooding problems in the east bay. and coming up next, waiting in line for five days. the charitable mission of some hell's angels bikers and it involves a black friday deal. terrible driving out there. a lot of fender-benders. a lot of standing water and driving across the bridges is very slow. we also got word of a new mudslide right near the golden gate bridge. we'll tell you more about that straight ahead. still raining but rain
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." time 7:15. in parts of the sierra, bracing for a major snowstorm. two feet of snow may fall in the higher elevation. we've shown you video from the last storm on both 880 and from squaw valley where more than a foot of new snow fell over the weekend. the snow is expected to start falling this morning. it will stick around until beadz night or thursday. by the way, caltrans warning you if you are driving the highways and the passes, they could be dangerous. if you are headed to the sierra, make sure you take some chains. although california badly needs rain. the current storms we're getting creates possibility of
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dangerous mudslides. you heard sal said there's mudslides near the golden gate bridge this morning but especially in areas burned during the king fire. that fire burned 12 homes earlier this year in placer county. over the weekend, more than 2.5 inches of rain fell in the burn area. even more rain coming. the crews have been preparing for weeks trying to protect the area from mudslides installing new drainage opening and you saw that helicopter dropping tons of rice straw in parts of the burn area. 7:16. being diagnosed with diabetes in middle age could cause your brain to age faster. researchers at johns hopkins university found a diabetes diagnosis in midlife appears to make the brain age about five years faster than normal. researchers found a 19% mental decline among patients whose diabetes was poorly controlled. being overweight is the single largest risk factor for
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diabetes and accounts for at least 90% of all cases. lifestyle changes remain an important tool for prevention like healthy eating, regular comrs, and not smoking -- exercise and not smoking. a group of heles angels motorcycle riders is being hailed as real life angels for buying out a store's entire supply of bicycles to give to needy kids. it happened during black friday sales at a walmart in fresno. riders stood in line for five days to be first in line and buy every bike in the store. >> you know when a kid runs up and gets on the bicycle and he rides around, it's a good toy. it's not a jacket. it's not a glove. it's a bicycle. pretty awesome. >> it is pretty awesome. the bikes were given to catholic charities and an organization that helps the home les. close to 600 riders helped deliver the bikes. because this is giving tuesday, i wanted to mention a similar
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charity i've been involved with. it's called adopt a family bikes. they have a website. they have a collection in bishops ranch. you can bring a bike if you have a bike collecting dust where. they have a wonderful group of volunteers. it's not just for kids. some adults need bikes to get to work, too if they don't have a car. it can be a life-changing chargt. and i have it on my facebook page. i will probably tweet it also. i just wanted to mention that. riding a bike would not be a great thing to do today, but driving a car is also a challenge because of all of the rain. sal? >> it sure is. we've had a lot of standing water. we've had a lot of crashes, dozens of crashes. we want mention them all but i want to mention there's a lot of standing water. we're looking at 280. it looks like we're getting heavy rain here and slow traffic. we can kind of barely see it on the right-hand side, northbound 280 gets up to highway 17. we have a lot of slow traffic on the bum tar on and san mateo
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bridge heading west to the peninsula. san mateo is very slow. wherever it rains it slows down quite a bit. some of the drains are having trouble handling some of the runoff. westbound 580 is solid line from tracy all the way over to castro valley. i want to mention the bay bridge, of course, has been very slow. it's backed up for 30, 35 minutes. we've had some airport delays at san francisco airport expected of several hours go that get more of a presis time but if you are expecting someone or taking a flight yourself, you should check with your airline. 7:19. steve, we needed it. we knew it was gonna happen that the commute was gonna be bad when it happened. that's correct. i think it will be off and on for the next few days. there could be rain all the way into friday or saturday. if one forecast model is right, it could be wet in about a week or ten days out.
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there are hints of a pretty good jet stream undercutting a lot of energy. out about the 10th or 11th. this might be setting the stage here for what could be a wet december. i hope so. we need the rain. we need to make up some ground here. we had a good start over the weekend except for the east bay. the east bay got in on it today. letting up a little bit, there will still be steady rain all day long. there might be a break right back there. the low is weaken and lift north. it kind of decreases the thunderstorm potential a little bit. we'll keep that in there. there will be occasionally some downpours. so far, the heaviest rain is daly city at 1.30. i imagine mill valley will come in close. it looks like near lake county, lakeport, moderate rain. lesser amounts up into mendocino county. it's on its way, the heavier rain. it was really coming down, san rafael, sleepy hollow, i know kentfield also into mill valley
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and sausalito had 1 point 15. the heavier rain has been in the last half-hour. vallejo, benicia, port costa, concord pretty good rain. you can see it's starting to move out. baypoint. into clayton. mt. diablo. nothing too heavy but look what happens from monterey to salinas. santa cruz, watsonville and gilroy. that looks to be -- that's close not radar site. that seems to be the heaviest right there. there is your little break. i doubt there's much in there. we'll still get some rain. the low will swing in. that will send in more bands of unsettled weather. widespread rain, possible thunderstorms. 50s on your temperatures. the breeze has been okay. higher elevations in the coast. not that bad at the surface but it's a foggy, cool, cold, rainy day and bodega bay, buoy water temp is 61 balmy degrees. amazingly warm.
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this is not el nino. but this might be a record for december 2nd being so warm without an el nino. 30 up in tahoe. snow level will go up. winter storm warning starts up there at noon and goes for a couple of days. there's been a lot of fog. snow 1 to 3 feet. might be a very wet sierra. it could be above 7,000 to 8,000 feet for some. rain off and on. some of the rainfall projections are really good. haven't seen anything like this in a long, long time. 3 plus around ukiah, santa rosa between now and thursday morning. we need it. rain cooler, windy at times. possible thunderstorms. although i think it's decreasing. 50s and 60s on your temperatures. it will be one of those wet days. a lot of people down for the count under the weather. if you are, you picked a great day to hunker down. i wouldn't go out unless you had to. all the way into saturday, i think. >> really? >> off and on. >> today/tomorrow the main day. >> all right.
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thank you. a police dog in el cerrito is back on the job after inhaling drugs. we caught up with 4-year-old koda and his partner, officer joshua del prado during a training exercise in petaluma last night. last week, the german shepherd was called to search a is suspect's car. and koda sniffed out cocaine hidden in the car and also found methamphetamine which he accidentally inhaled. >> depending upon the dosage, it could be fatal. i didn't want anything to happen to my partner. it's a long two and a half-year relationship, we've built a monday. >> they do have a tight connection. the officer rushed koda to an emergency clinic where the dog was treated and released the next day. he said talks are trained to get -- dogs are trained to get close to substances but koda has never inhaled a drug. it shows how much in danger
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they can be. >> they are, too. >> yes. 7:23. felony charges filed after the oakland protest after the grand jury decision. coming up in 25 minutes, what police say undercover police officers witnessed that landed three men in jail. plus, military members urged to make changes to their social media accounts. up next, the threats from isis, prompting this warning.
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a warning was sent in a joint bulletin by the fbi and the department of homeland security. the bullty lynn expresses concern over calls by isis militants for their supporters to look through social media for addresses of u.s. military personnel and carry out attacks at their homes. san francisco police talk about last week's violent ferguson protests, the number of arrests and the objects protesters used to attack police. >> reporter: and it is a messy morning commute all around the bay area as rain arrives. we'll show you the conditions you are up against as you head out the door. we'll tell you what the chp is asking drivers to do to stay safe in these conditions. right now we're looking at very heavy traffic all over the place as you approach the
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richmond bridge. you can see traffic is stacking up heading west into marin. some of the heavier rain has eased up. but there will be a steady rain most of the day. there's more on the ray. i finally had a break to update some of the rain totals. we'll take a look at those coming up.
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it is 7:30. heavy rain making for a
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treacherous commute this morning. many roads covered in standing water that can cause the hydroplaning. this is emeryville right now. we have a team of crews out covering all. problems being caused by the -- all of the problems being caused by the downpour that at times seemed line it would never lept i and alex savidge will tell us what the chp is -- never let up and alex savidge will tell us what the chp is saying about the commute. i ducked out a second ago. downpours earlier, just a second ago outside. it's let up a lot. >> let up a lot. there's still some rain. >> it's still coming down. >> it will be that way for a while. fog as well. we have rain totals to show you. they were pretty good here. the winter daly city, 1.30. mill valley, 1.10. i bet there's more than that. sausalito, kevin leavey with the information. 1.15. cazadero, when it rains in the
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north bay, they are usually the front-runner. heavier rain is on the way. vallejo and benicia had heavy rain. antioch finally. east bay concord, livermore getting in on the rain. they missed out on the weekend. but antioch .723. san francisco 1.0 a. there might be a few more to this. 84/100ths at blossom hill. not a lot of heavy rain. the heavier rain was in the yellow and orange. that was this morning. it's let up. i know there's not been a lot for some of you. it's on its way. there's a lot of green here. it's a foggy, steady rain. concord, claytop, baypoint, antioch has moved off to the east. that will let up a little bit. south san francisco, peninsula, still some rain but nothing that heavy. the heaviest is around gilroy down to hollister, watson ville, santa cruz. that seems to be the heaviest
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band. we're getting a little bit of a break now. don't be surprised if we get rain off and on all the way into friday, maybe saturday. look at the projections through thursday at 10:00 a.m. that's good. haven't seen that in a long time. more is on way. possible thundershowers. a little windy at times coast and higher elevations. breezy at the surface but 50s and 60s. kind of a cool, rainy day. that means a lot of problems on the roads. sal? >> yeah, a lot of problems, steve. good morning to you. we have a lot of slow traffic almost everywhere you look. it's taking more than an hour to drive on the eastshore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. this trip usually takes about 20 minutes. this morning, it's taking that much longer. everyone is going slower because of the rain. there's been plenty of standing water and dozens and dozens of fender-benders out there. this morning's nonstop rain is creating very dangerous conditions on bay area roads and highways. we continue with our stormwatch coverage. alex savidge is in emeryville
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where it's been raining pretty hard. alex? >> reporter: hey, sal, good morning to you. we've kind of moved into a period of lighter rain. but that doesn't mean the drivers should let their guard down. look at what you have on the roadway. you have a lot of this standing water. this can certainly lead to hydroplaning. we are out here off the powell street exit. the roads are wet. the driving conditions are hazardous. let me show you what the scene looked like earlier this morning. the windshield wipers, this question working hard. the visibility was very poor. the chp has seen dozens of accidents. a lot of them related to the rain. a short time ago, we talked with the chp officer about what it's like to work when you have a storm like this one. he told me he's amazed at how fast people tend to drive even when the weather is wet like this. >> it blows my mind that people aren't slowing town in the wet weather. even if the rain lets up for a few minutes or an hour, it
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doesn't mean it's okay to throttle on and to go faster because the rain has stopped. no. the roadway will still be slick. the environment will be more unsafe than if the sun was out. it does blow my mind sometimes sitting on the shoulder road, seeing people blowing my doors off. >> reporter: ahead of this morning's storm, this was the scene in oakland late yesterday. there was a team of volunteers. they panned out across the city preparing for all of this rain. what they were doing was cleaning out many of the storm drains making sure there was no debris so that water could flow. this was part of the adopt a drain program. it's a model taking hold ail cross the country. the city has about 10,000 storm drains, oakland does and 300 of them have been adopted by neighbors who want to, again, make sure there's no flooding in their neighborhood. back out here live in emeryville, you are looking at traffic as it approaches the maze. you can see it's a good day to
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slow down. in some cases, you don't have a choice. traffic is moving slowly because of all of this rain. sal, back to you with a look at the commute. well, about a mile from you, maybe less than that, is the bay bridge toll plaza, we have a lot of slow traffic here at the toll plaza on westbound 80 and westbound 508. as a matter of fact, 580 is backed up into the lakeshore area. 80 is backed up for a good long ways. we told you on the eastshore freeway. we're also looking at the rest of the east bay where 580 will be superbusy as you drive out of livermore into dublin and we have very heavy traffic this morning on the nimitz freeway. it's kind of like a normal commute times 1.5. i mean it's not taking you twice as long on many commutes but on some it is. the bridges are slow. give yourself extra time. we'll have another update in a few minutes. back to the desk.
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>> a lot to update. in san francisco, there are concerns more ficus trees could come crashing down in this new storm. the city has issued new guidelines with the goal of being far more aggressive in removing dangerous or unstable ficus trees. city crews across san francisco will be taking a close look at each tree's height, pruning history and roots to decide which one should be removed. state water agencies hope the rain does not make people forget california is still in the grips of a historic drought. they are reminding everyone to conserve despite the wet weather. >> a normal year we get 50 inches. right now we're under 7 inches. there is a lot of room in the reservoirs that need to be filled up. >> the critical water shortage to still mean a rate hike for east bay m.u.d. customers. they will see how much rain we get this week before making a final decision. later today, we'll get an update on california's campaign to save water during this
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record-breaking drought. the waterboard will announce the average stats for water use. figures released earlier this year, showed water use ranged from 49 gallons a day in santa cruz to 580 gallons a day in one neighborhood in san diego. the drought could take your choice of a christmas tree. christmas tree farms are selling trees with more bare spots than normal thanks to a lack of rain. employees recommend putting your tree in water right away and continuing to water it regularly. >> everything is drip irrigated. we don't use any sprinklers. we pray for rain. >> firefighters warn that dry trees can be a fire hazard and the trees should be watered throughout the holiday season. muni's board of directors will consider a plan to reduce fees paid by taxi drivers. this comes after cabdrivers
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complained they are struggling to compete with ride sharing companies like uber and lyft. muni's board is scheduled to get an update on the subway project. the board meet ing is set for 1:00 p.m. at city call. the city council will vote on a call to ban bicyclists from sidewalks. if approved, cyclists could have to ride in the street. supporters say this will keep pedestrians on the sidewalk safer. however, critics say it puts the bicyclists in danger, forcing them to ride in traffic. with so many people affected by this decision, a big turnout is expected at today's meeting. 7:39. in response to what happened in ferguson, missouri, president obama says he wants more police officers to wear body cameras. the president is asking congress for funding to buy more than 50,000 poddy cameras. he says he's looking for ways
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to build trust and confidence between police and minority communities across the country. here in the bay area, 14 police departments have or will soon be getting body cameras. oakland was among the first spending $500,000 to equip more than 400 officers with cameras. last month, all 80 officers of the san rafael police department started wearing body cameras. bay area police officers say they like having another eye looking out for them and they say it's only a matter of time before every officer in the country has a poddy camera -- body camera. san francisco police arrested 79 people during friday's protest in san francisco. police say hundred. people tried to disrupt the tree lighting ceremony in union square. some of them started arguing with the police officers while others started smashing store windows. then some of the crowd headed to the mission district and things became a lot more vite
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lent. yesterday, greg suhr said five of his officers were hurt badly enough to need medical treatment. three men have been charged with burglary in oakland in connection with the protests against the grand jury's decision in ferguson, missouri. 51-year-old tony casey. shawn gaddyson and devonte smith appeared in court. officers spotted them, forcing their way into the smart & final store in downtown oakland early last tuesday morning and reportedly they left with stolen goods. at least 135 people were arrested during protests last week. so far, the three men are the only ones charged with felonies. by the way they are due back in court next week to enter pleas. 7:41. it's already a big site for online but amazon is attracting a new customer. the big discounts you could find when it comes to travel. and a national day of
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giving back. the shortage one charity is facing that may put a familiar holiday tradition in jeopardy. good morning. we still have a lot of slow traffic out there because of the wet weather and we will show you the traffic is going to be busy on almost every freeway you look at. this is 280 in san jose. it's very slow into cupertino. well, the best rain we've seen almost in two years. at least december 2012, especially for the sierra. we have rain totals coming up. it's pouring in in morgan hill we'll take a look at it coming up.
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very busy morning for sal. we want to check in -- i heard over a hundred traffic accidents an problems -- and problems on the roads. >> probably approaching 125 or so. but a lot of them have been minor fender-benders. people getting stuck in standing water. very slow traffic all over the place. let's go to the eastshore freeway between the mauz macarthur maze -- the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. you will see very heavy traffic driving through. you can't see it but it's taking about 70 minutes coming through this area, coming out from the macarthur maze. that's about an hour and 10 minutes or so coming out towards the macarthur maze. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see traffic that's backed up for at least a 30, 35-minute wait. i'm just counting the time at the toll plaza. i'm not counting the time it will take you to get to the spot. we're also looking at a lot of slow traffic on 580. it's solid from tracy all the
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way to castro valley. it's also slow out of san ramon and down to the fremont area. every freeway is slow. if i haven't mentioned your freeway, it's slow. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you. some of the rain totals coming in. thank you each and every one of you. i appreciate you. i do my best to get your information on the ear. me and my team of one. now that the rain has let up, i can show you some. there's steady rain. fog kind of rainy, cold, people saying even the dogs don't want to go out this morning. i can believe that. mill valley, bonnie anderson -- i said did you get 1.010? she said more like 1.50, my friend. i will update you. el cerrito, .75. vallejo, .90. a couple of people from vallejo said it's pouring here. san francisco 1.05. concord, i can't remember who sent me that. i will look it up again.
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1.08. danville, bob, that's sent 5:00 yesterday. 1.48 and antioch .75. what's great about concord, danville and antioch, they haven't that much over the weekend. there's plenty to go. look at offshore. we're not done yet. it's a steady rain. it will be a rain yip, cold, foggy day. there's been lighter amounts to the north. only about .50 i saw at middletown and far less than that up towards mendocino county. but don't give up. don't give up. there is a lot more on the way. you will see the heavier rain coming in tonight and tomorrow. even a steady rain can stack up and like ross in kentfield and mill valley. all the wait over to tiburon and then over san pablo bay and berkeley. what you are seeing here, that's the wind machines, windmills -- the wind machines. the sacramento radar picks that up. it sends a false return. people ask me that all of the time. heavier rain around concord.
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looks like that's let up. hercules, rodeo, walnut creek, condord, steady rain. same for much of the south bay. peninsula as well. it looks like it's picking up a little bit. there's more on the way. the heavier rain around morgan hill and gill royal is right there. san martin to hollister. so cal, .750. really good almost statewide. essentially it will be. but the low has to swing in. 24 will enhance rain -- will enhance rain rates. rain kind of a rainy, foggy cool day. possible thundershowers later. 50s on the temperatures. 61 water temp at bodega bay for december 2nd is amazing. 60 at monterey. that might be a record in a non- el nino year. they've been warm since june. that's really warm for december. i think that's feeding into the system. there will be a series of systems moving in. the sierra nevada tahoe, the
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winter storm warning starts and goes through thursday morning. they will measure it in feet. but the snow level is will go dash gosh that go -- but the snow level is gonna go up. here's some of the rainfall projections here. this is the forecast model showing what it thinks will fall between now and thursday. take your pick. everyone -- this is so -- ukiah, we haven't had our rain. it's on its way. santa rosa the same. san francisco as well. rain, cooler, windy at times, possible thunderstorms. need a few breaks in the clouds to kind of get that. but we could get some. 50s on the highs. 60s on the temps. it looks like a gray, rainy day. rain today into tomorrow as well. it will be unsettled probably all the way into saturday, tori and dave. a familiar holiday sight and sound may not be as common this year as the salvation army has a shortage of volunteer bell ringers. >> merry christmas.
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thank you. >> nean of the -- many of the long-time kettle workers have retired or are back at full- time jobs. we found two bell ringers in corte madera. there's a dozen in another office. they hire them at $9. that means less money for toys and food for families in need. >> the ideal situation bob would be if we could have volunteers come in to volunteer. i think that would be a great help for us. >> the salvation army red kettle tradition started in san francisco more than a hundred years ago and crab pots were the original red kettle used for fund-raising. at ktvu.com we're posting information about volunteering for the salvation army. look for the web link section on the front page. well, the salvation army is just one organization that needs volunteers and donations, especially during the holidays.
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and that's where giving tuesday comes in. joining me in the studio is alexander. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> do you really think people  will give up back friday and cyber monday for giving? >> i think people will. i think the whole movement of giving tuesday is about getting back to the true values of the holiday season, spending time with your family and friends. self-reflection and giving back to those less fortunate. i think that the new -- the rise in these consumers' holidays is making us lose site of the values. that's what this is about to give back. >> you have a big battle to fight. some stores were opening at 4:00, 5:00 in the evening on thanksgiving day. >> yeah. >> you are up against a big
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battle. there were people unhappy about that. >> i think you are seeing a rise of people getting unhappy at this focus on shopping and getting the best deal. we're all for getth the great deal. in reality, the holiday is about being with your family and generosity. let's get back to that. >> your group in particular is encouraging people to give back in better, smarter ways. what do you mean by that. >> my organization has been around 30 years. we invest in latino communities across the u.s. and in latin america. we do innovative nonprofit organizations and provide donors a smart and trusted mechanism to invest in those communities. take a look at our website www.hiponline.org. consider making a donation with us. take time on giving tuesday to
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give book your community. >> and specifically your community in making a difference. what are you seeing as the values of focusing on giving back to your own community? >> i think the benefit of giving back not just today but any day is really connecting with your community and neighbors and feeling like you are part of something good and better than just a shoching holiday. >> hopefully some of the guilt from all of the shopping will get people out there to give today. thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> back to tori and dave t. >> all right. good information. it speaks five different languages. it's helping customers at a store right here in the bay area. coming up in our 8:00 hour, where you can meet a real life robot. >> that would be cool. and how 3-d technology is helping to light up the big easy just in time for the holidays.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." 7:55. it's beginning to look and feel a lot like christmas in washington, d.c. the u.s. capitol christmas tree there will be hit tonight. house speaker john boehner will be in the western front of the capitol to host a ceremony. it's an 88-foot white spruce. came from minnesota. it will stay lit from dusk until 11:00 p.m. every night through january 1st, toesh -- tori. >> tonight san francisco's financial district is getting decked out. the tree on california street will also be lit. this is video from last year's tree lighting. i love it when they pop the nights on. >> and phillip phillips from "american i toll" will perform tonight. and ronnie locke is the evening's events honorary chair. everything gets started at 5:00 tonight. near are holiday decorations you have to see.
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new orleans shining a bit brighter thanks an elaborate light show at a local landmark. >> it is mesmerizing. one-of-a-kind open chair being projected on the galleleria hall building. beautiful to look at. organizers used a 3-d lacer to transform the building. two shows will be held every night through next week. >> we're also searching for the bay area's best holiday display. you won't find it at my house. if you or your neighbors are decked out, post your photo to our facebook page or tweet us the photo using the hashtag 2 detective 2deckthehalls. >> you the viewers will vote on your favorite display. before coms we'll tell you who
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wins the tighting and getsbragging rights for the best holiday display. >> we are looking forward to seeing some pictures. coming up -- another rally over tuition increases where uc berkeley students are gathering today and the historic moment they are also marking. as you know, we've got another storm hitting the bay area. this one is bigger than the one we have had over the weekend -- than we had over the weekend. we'll tell you about the problems we're seeing this morning. it's very slow on highway 24 this morning as you drive to the tunnel from walnut creek to oakland. it will take you a while. would we'll tell you why. traffic is slow on this particular freeway. rain, real rain. best in almost two years. widespread we have totals. we'll see how much more is on the way. looks like a rainy week to be honest with you. more coming up.
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we have team coverage of the stormwatch. and then another bizarre story about a car stuck on the pedestrian walkway of the golden gate bridge. this morning. that story is coming up in two minutes from now. stay tuned. welcome back to "mornings on 2." tuesday, december 2nd. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. we have team coverage this morning. cara lui is out in the elements tracking problems caused by the heavy rain with a crash on the golden gate bridge. sal is keeping an eye on traffic. let's go to steve paulson with more on where the rain is falling right now. >> just about everywhere to be honest with you. it's let up in intensity for many. some areas getting a steady rain. there's still some offshore. i will show you that off the san mateo coast. mill valley. this is near horse hill. thank you for that. 1.50. daly city 1.30. el cerrito, .750.
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danville, 1.28. blossom hill and coyote. san francisco 1.45. probably more than that. that's about an hour and a half old now. first band has gone through. but we're still going to see just series of weak disturbances to sometimes moderate disturbances going through. there's still plenty heading towards marin county here in the next hour or so. when you see the green, that's a steady rain. when you see the yellow and orange, that's when you see the yellow or the red. that bears watching. it looks like it's let up towards morgan hill and gilroy. around watsonville. there could be -- capitola, moderate rain. 50s on the temps. the water temps are incredibly warm. think this is helping for december 2nd. bodega bay at 60. it's not something you can see. temps going up in the sierra nevada. this is a warm sector coming in. winter storm warning is out for the sierra.
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snow level it will be -- think it will go above lake level. it will be good anywhere from 7,000 to 8,000 feet. for us, we'll have rain off and on almost all day and then a possibility of thundershowers coming in later. highs today, 50s and 60s. sal, it's been as busy as i have. a lot of debris in the road. again, too much to mention but just if you are driving and you don't know, don't drive into it because some cars are driven into puddles. the latest one is southbound 17 at lark avenue. there's flooding reported that came in. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed for a 45-minute wait here. once you make it onto that span. it's very slow going across into san francisco. speeds are way down on the bridge and just -- more than 100 crashes at this point reported by chp since we went on the air at about 4:30 this morning. i want to show you the traffic here is going to be slow in
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oakland on 880 northbound which is on the right. southbound traffic is moderate. it will be a little bit slower as you approach hayward. i can show you that on the mops. almost everywhere is slow. we don't see any green. usually we see some green. all of it is red and yellow. that means stop-and-go traffic into san jose on the dumbarton bridge. all of the major freeways are slow. this traffic light came down in concord this morning. pictured by one of our photographers. concord at diamond. this came down obviously this is a delay there and you can see in the picture, it was taken when it was raining heavily. we have information about a suspected drunk driver who ended up stranded on the bikeway on the golden gate bridge. it sounds weird but it did happen. cara lui is there with first video of this stuck car. >> reporter: well, the chp officer i just talked to said he's never seen anything quite
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like it. take a look at what happened. a bridge spokesperson tells me about 5:00, a car was simply going way too fast from the parking lot here north of the bridge. it crashed through a steel barrier and then a steel gate and then drove on the sidewalk here on the golden gate bridge about 400 feet onto the bridge headed southbound. we're told this was a mustang. it got wedged onto the -- at the sidewalk where the bike lane starts narrow. there's enough distractions out here between the rain and the poor conditions. southbound on the golden gate bridge. workers are trying to figure out how to get it out. >> there's been a lot of talk of how they get this car out. they have talked about a crane, having to remove part of the railing, the pedestrian railing in order to remove this wedged
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car. there are a lot of options being discussed. they will be working through them as this gets light. >> i personally have never seen anything like this. this is very uncommon. you know, fortunately, it was early, early morning, there wasn't anything on the bridge at this point. but this is pretty unique. >> reporter: and chp officers tell us the driver is 2, out of san francisco. he did suffer minor injuries. he was taken to the hospital for treatment and then was arrested for -- under suspicion of driving under the influence. workers out here still trying to figure out how to get this car out of here. it's wedged on the sidewalk on the golden gate bridge. they say it could still be several hours before that happens and that car is removed from this location. for now we're live at the golden gate bridge, cara lui, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. a story we will be following throughout the day. thank you. 8:06. new this morning, if you will
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be flying out of sfo or picking up someone arriving, you may want to check the status of the flight before heading to the airport. officials at sfo say passengers may experience delays of at least two hours due to the weather. check out this live picture here. you can see how cloudy it is and overcast there. the faa says delays could even be as much as four hours. there are currently 45 flight cancellations and 48 flight delays at sfo. that's according to the website flightaware. two flights have been canceled at san jose mineta airport. and last we checked there are no significant delays this morning at oakland's airport. parts of the sierra are bracing for a major snowstorm. this is new video of heavenly ski resort. they are busy this morning preparing for skiers and snowboarders. looks like someone coming down the mountain there. up to two feet of snow is expected to fall in the higher elevations from this storm. and we have video from the last storm on both interstate 80 and
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from squaw valley where more than a foot of snow fell over the weekend. the snow is expected to start falling this morning and will stick around until wednesday night or thursday. caltrans is warning people that the highways and passes could be dangerous. so if you are headed up to the sierra, make sure to carry chains. >> good advice, tori. now, california, badly needs rain but the storms we're getting creates a possibility for dangerous mudslide in those areas burned during the king fire. that fire burned 12 homes earlier in placer county. over the weekend, more than 2.50 inches fell. even more rain is coming now. crews have been preparing for weeks to protect the area from mudslide. they've used helicopters to drop tons of rice straw. san jose homeless shelters are adding beds. they want to protect as many people as possible during the cold winter months.
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they are trying to offer an alternative for for people about to be displaced from the biggest homeless encampment. yesterday morning workers were out there handing out 72-hour eviction notices to people who live in the area near coyote creek called the jungle. the city says the jungle is not sanitary, it's not healthy and it's dangerous. now, people at homeless shelters are just lucky to have found a place inside, they say. >> i'm fully clothed. i'm warm. but i'm still homeless but there's other homeless people that don't have that. >> the city of san jose says about 50 homeless people agree to lead the jungle yesterday. -- leave the jungle yesterday. as the temperatures fall, they build up faster. one shelter said last year they had to turn away 50 people in one night. there wasn't any room. make sure you stay with us. fog the weather team for the latest on the very latest on the form we're getting. you will find steve paulson and
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our meteorologists on twitter and on facebook. 8:09. happening today, uc berkeley students will rally against a series of planned tuition increases on today's 50th anniversary of the 1964 mass arrests during the free speech movement on campus. it was on december 2nd, 1964 that 814 people were arrested during a sit-in at the administration building. students were protesting in the university's ban on political advocacy. today's rally is scheduled for noon at sproul plaza. students are challenging increasing for tuition that uc officials say they will impose unless the university gets more money from the state. a group of protesters 0 occupied wheeler hall after a regents committee voted last month to approve the increase. today, sam liccardo will be officially declared san jose's new mayor. the santa clara county registrar of voters said a
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manual recount of% of the ballots determined that the machine count was accurate in the election. he beat david cortez by about 2700 votes. questions were raised about the tally due to the departure of the i.t. manager a day before the election and the closeness of the race. liccardo will be sworn in as mayor on january 6th. a state lawmaker from san mateo has introduced legislation that would overhaul california's system for recounting votes in tightly contested elections. the bill from kevin mullin would require the state to pay for a full recount in any statewide election when the margin of victory is 1/10 of 1% or less. mullin claims the june primary in the state controller's race highlighted flaws in the current system. 8:11. we're getting a lot. rain. but even with all of the rain, we still have the drought. coming up for you at 8:30, we'll tell you how that drought
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could even affect your choice of a christmas tree. from electronics to clothing and now travel, how am pla done -- amazon is planning to apile to a new type of customer. it's very slow out there. we're looking at a commute on the golden gate bridge. it's slow as you come down to san francisco. rain, 8:00 observation, everybody says rain. some of it is heavy. some of it is light. there's a pretty good cell off the coast. it looks like it's heading towards southwest marin county. we'll show you that coming up. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent,
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but anyone can help a foster child.
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a south bay hardware store has hired two robots to roam the hiles at orchard supply -- aisles at orchard supply. the robots can speak up to five languages. they can also scan a spare part brought in by a customer and immediately find a new part for sale. kind of cool. well, am ma ston is breaking into the travel industry. according to skip.com, the online retailer will allow people to book hotels and resorts through its site. the service is expected to launch on january 1st. it will begin with properties in and around los angeles, seattle and new york. participating properties will pay amazon a 15% commission rate. 8:15.
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a police dog in el cerrito back on the job after being rushed to the vet after inhaling drugs during a recent police search. we caught up with 4-year-old koda, the dog right there. that's his partner officer joshua del prado. they were at a training session at a petaluma post office last night. last week, the german shepherd was called in to search a suspect's car. police say koda sniffed out cocaine hidden in the car but also found methamphetamines which he accidentally inhaled. >> depending upon the dosage and how their body responds to it, it could be fatal. i didn't want anything to happen to my fatal. it's a long 2 and a half-year relationship. we've built a bond that's not like any other. >> his buddy. the officer rushed koda to an emergency clinic. the dog was treated and released the next day. dogs are trained to get real close to controlled substances. that was the first time koda had ever inhaled the drug.
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this morning, about 90 people will rappel 26 stories down a building. it's all for a good cause. this is video from two years ago. this morning people will head down the side of the san jose marriott. it's part of an effort to raise money to prevent drug and alcohol addiction among children. the event is being uponnerred -- sponsored by over the edge to raise money for various causes and i have to -- you are looking at that shot, if the weather might have an impact on that event. we'll keep you posted. good cause. 8:17. hey, sal, i'm not gonna ask you how you feel about that. you've got our commute to talk about. >> yeah. >> all kinds of things happening. dave you said it well, all kinds of things, dave and tori. a lot of slow traffic. there's been more than 100 crashes reported by chp this morning since we started doing
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our traffic at 4:30 a.m. and just a lot of slow traffic standing water. let's take a look at -- at the 880 freeway here northbound, very slow going past the coliseum heading into downtown oakland. westbound 580 has been very slow as you drive through. i want to mention that at the bay bridge toll plaza, the actual backup here is about 40 minutes but getting there is another matter if you are on 58 -- on 580 or 80. it's taking you 75 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze and i'm just trying to put a smile on your face. if you have to drive this, you are probably not smiling. average speed 15 miles an hour. that's what we get when it's raining. 8:18. steve, i have a question. gonna be raining like this all day? >> most of the day, yes. i would think so. the generation tonight know what you are talking about. >> 1975 a lot of people weren't born. >> i was a small --
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>> yeah, right, steve. >> thank you, sal. that was good. foggy, rain, thanks for all of the comments. facebook, twitter, e-mail, people are saying man, it's about time. this is the rain i remember. i know what you mean. it's been a long time, two years december 2012 since i -- since we've had rain like this widespread where everybody is on it. thanks to jim, larkspur 1.60. i didn't have time to put it in there. but 1.60. marin county seems to be out in front on the rain. that makes sense. sfo 1.17. so cal, 81/100ths. thank you, john. vallejo had good rain for a while. anywhere from 9/10 to over an inch. san francisco, 1.05. blossom hill and coyote, 8 5/100ths. we've had reports around the
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los gatos/campbell border. ben low bund santa cruz mountains .94. chris tan said you are any glegging us in the santa cruz -- neglecting us in the santa cruz mountains. no i'm not the page has not been loading. the rain has been north around pacifica, daly city, san francisco into marin county. look at this. about as hex book. we've had this tapped into moisture. we're getting our good rain. we had the heavier rain. look at this cell. it looks like it's making a b- line towards the southwest marin coast. not that much rain, mendocino county, lake county yet. it's on its way. it will get here tonight and tomorrow and probably go all the way into the weekend. when you see the green, that's steady. san rafael. i'm not surprised. also to the east bay, the yellow is very heavy. you get the red. that's intense. but this is a good steady rain.
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it will be here most of the day. if you don't have to leave the house, a lot of people commenting. the dogs don't want to go outside today. i understand. i understand. you can see now -- i will get out of the way. that's -- it could be a possible thunderstorm embedded with that. it looks like it's heading towards southwest. san jose south pretty good rain. you can see there's lighter amounts morgan hill to gilroy. had real heavy rain. we'll get a little bit of a break here but not a lot. this is really going to get enhanced. here comes the seangdary system. it will weaken. it looks like the north bay. that willive cease possible thunderstorm activity later on and increase rain rates. 50s on the temps. they've been stuck all morning long. i show the water temps still 60- degree water temps in a nonel nino year. it's just been this way since
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june. 314 in tahoe. that temp has been going up. the snow level will go up. above 7,000 feet. winter storm warning, kicks in at noon. looks like things are beginning to pick up. it will will be -- it will be a sierra cement. wet and then back down. it will flirgt off and on with those levels. it will probably go up a bit and come back down. this cell, right there. it looks embrittive. the rain will be little good between now and friday. rain. real rain. cooler, windy at times. possible thunderstorms this afternoon. 60s or 50s on the temperatures. i might be overdone on some of the 60s. i think it will be a cool, told, rainy, foggy rainy day. heaviest is today and tomorrow. >> does this mean the storm door is open?
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>> it's possible. there's projections of a very strong jet stream coming across and heavy rain around the middle of the month. they are not in sync on that. but i think it's right. >> that's what we need. >> 1 inch isn't gonna do that much. >> right. we need the door open to keep coming in. it's a familiar sight and sound during the holidays. >> merry christmas. thank you. >> coming up in 15 minute, the shortage that could put this popularfords program in -- popular fund-raising program in jeopardy.
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well, good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." time is 8:25. new this morning, there's word president obama has selected a nominee for defense secretary to replace chuck hagel who is stepping down. reportedly ashton carter, a former deputy defense secretary will be nominated. republican senator jim inhoff of oklahoma said he was informed of that today. however, the white house says no final decision has been made. steve jobs, he's expected to be a key witness in a class- action lawsuit that starts today. the billion-dollar lawsuit claims that apple used software in its itunes store that required song buyers to use ipods instead of less expensive music players made by other companies. lawyers for comrses and
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retailers say that inflated the price of millions of ipods sold between 2006 and 2009. steve jobs recorded a deposition in this case before he died in 2011. lawyers plan to use that recording during the trial. your time about 8:27. well, first it was black friday, then came cyber monday. coming up, the special event happening today, one that lets you give back during the holiday season. good morning. we still have a lot of slow traffic on the south bay commute. this is 280. looks very slow. highway 17 is also slow and a lot of standing water. that ponding of water means an urban and small free flood advisory is out for the entire bay area. that goes until 7:30 tonight. take a look at rain totals coming up.
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i've been babysitting these kids for years. there's like eight of them - eight? maybe three. i don't know whatever. it's like really hard to keep track of them. it's a pretty big house. anyway, that's why i really love this nest protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. it tells you which room the smoke is in and tells you when things are getting bad. heads up - there's smoke upstairs. that's probably taylor. he's like so into fireworks right now. anyway, it's nice to- emergency - there's smoke upstairs. i should probably go. nest protect. welcome to a more thoughtful home.
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welcome back. this is a live picture. the highway patrol said they have never seen anything like this. live pictures of bizarre situation on the golden gate bridge in the middle of all of the rain, a suspected drunk driver drove often the bike walkway now the car is wedged on the going bridge -- on the golden gate bridge. they are trying to figure out how to get the car out of there while dealing with the falling rain. we'll have more on the problems with the rain coming up in two minutes. welcome back. tuesday december 2nd. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic and steve paulson, you need to a calculator -- >> you will remember this. i'm reminded of the johnny
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carson line. there's four seasons. i don't want to say we're in the flood but we're inching towards water that's getting to be too heavy too fast. so the national weather service, the gold folks down there in monterey have issued a flood advisory. that goes until 7:30 tonight. that's for everybody. not fairfield, that's sacramento's cwa but other than that, i'm not surprised here. larkspur up 1.60. i can't keep up on the rain totals. i've been trying to. but they keep coming in fast and furious. we get the steady rain. it looks like it will be a rainer day all day long here. pretty good cell tracking to southwest marin county. that could have a thunderstorm embedded with it. but it looks like lighter moving in towards san mateo, santa cruz coast. it's a steady rain. when up see this dark green, does this add up. it can really add up. had really heavy rain starting
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to see it click along maybe .25 for some. that can add up. still right here, this keeps an eye on that. that looks like it's heading towards marin county. overall, we'll have a day of rain and that will take us into tonight. winter storm warning, snow level will go up a little bit. they will measure it. it will be a wet, wet snow. we have the system moving in and the low has to track in. rain, cooler, foggy, windy at times and maybely on the coast, possible storms more likely later today. 50s and 60s. sal i'm dancing as fast as i can. i can't keep up. if you are trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's a joke. let's take a look at this. this is a look at the macarthur maze, just trying to get to the toll plaza. it's very slow on 80 -- 880 and 580 trying to get to the bridge. we just had a report that
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someone has taken 45 minutes to drive basically from jack london square all the way up to the macarthur maze. and that's just terrible. we've had other people tweet me saying this is the worst traffic i've seen in a while. a lot of people are upset but this is the way it goes when it rains like had. it's backed up to the macarthur maze. traffic on the bridge itself is very slow. let's move along and take a look at 580. it has been very slow as well in livermore, 680 is backed up out of san ramon to fremont and here southbound, 880 at 92, there's a crash there. but traffic has been slow anyway. san mateo and dumbarton bridge. traffic has been slow as well. almost everywhere you look is slow. been standing water all over the place. please give yourself extra time i just called b.a.r.t. and b.a.r.t. is actually doing okay in days you want to think about taking b.a.r.t. i just talked to one of the dispatchers.
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they are doing all right. you might want to use that as an option. back to the desk. >> all right. thank you. well, the wet weather caused a terrifying surprise for a woman in la fayette. tara moriarty is live in la fayette now. you talked to a woman in her car when a big tree crashed down on top of her, tara. >> reporter: we're here on saint mary's road. the tree fell in the middle of the roadway. they've been able to chop it up. one lane of traffic was blocked here. they had to do that while they got in. got the car out and all of that. but it looks like everything is clear. the 20-foot tree initially toppled on the car as the person was driving. she was not hurt. her side mirror was ripped. she was taken up but otherwise fine. >> i was driving. i don't see anything in front of me but something on my view. >> reporter: you are so lucky. >> i'm so lucky.
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thank god. >> reporter: bay area roadways are slick this morning after overnight showers. san francisco we encountered a huge puddle on 101 northbound before the 7th street offramp. there are dozens of accidents on the chp log. a lot of them due to weather. slow down, we do know that showers are expected tomorrow. live from la fayette, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. this morning's nonstop rain. we are getting tons of it causing dangerous conditions on roads and highways. we have alex savidge out in oakland. what are you seeing? >> reporter: all morning long the chp has been asking drivers to she down. take a look. we moved over here to oakland. this is traffic move -- moving from west grand avenue trying to get onto 880. we're close to the maze. all of these cars are trying to get up to the toll plaza and
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into san francisco and they have not move for at least the last 15 minutes we've seen a lot of cars beginning to turn around and go the other way. obviously -- >> be alert like always. that's the main thing. be alert and drive slower and watch what you are doing and pay more attention. >> reporter: let me show you what the conditions liked like earlier on. this is video we -- looked like earlier on. this is video we took through oakland. the windshield wipers were working extra hard. the visibility was very poor. there was a lot of standing water. the chp has been dealing with quite a few crashes. dozens of them. a lot of spinouts of people losing control with all of the wet weather. the rain playing a role in a whole bun. of those crashes. that's why the chp has been asking people to take it slow and take their time as they head out the door today. standing water really a key issue in a lot of those crashes. i talked this morning with one chp officer who talked with us to avoid doing if you feel like you are beginning to
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hydroplane. >> what you don't want to do apply your brakes or lock them up or anything like that. just try to kind of roll through it. keep your tires going. try to keep traction on the road-- roadway. any time you apply the brakes heavily, you can cause the uncontrollable skid to happen. >> reporter: the best way to avoid hydroplaning, avoid the standing water but avoid going too fast in the wet conditions also. some of this water can pool in the lanes. that can cause issues. we understand that's what's causing a big backup on the bridge. we're in oakland. all of this traffic is trying to get onto the freeway over towards san francisco. you can see this tremendous backup this morning all of these folks going nowhere fast in this wet weather. we're live this morning in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you.
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8:37. state water agencies hope the rain does not make people forget california is still in the grips of a historic drought. they are reminding everyone to conner con-- to conserve. >> a normal year we get 50. right now we're under 7 inches for this year. there's a lot of room in those reservoirs that need to be filmed up. >> the critical water shortage could reason a rate hike. the water agency will see how much rain we get before making a final decision. christmas tree farms say they are selling trees with more dry spots than normal thanks to water restrictions and a lack of rain. employees recommend putting your tree in water right away and continuing to water it regularly since firefighters warn that dry trees can be a serious fire hazard. 8:38. it may be harder to find one of those salvation army red kettles to drop some money
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into. >> merry christmas. >> the reason for the problem, many of the long-time red kettle workers have retired or 0 are back at full-time jobs. the salvation army has dozens kettles in their san rafael office that could be out there taking in money if they had more bell ridge -- ringers. they hire them at $9. but that means less money to buy food and toys for families that are needy. the salvation army's just one organization that needs volunteers and needs donations, especially during the holidays. that is where giving tuesday comes in. pam cook is in the studio now with some expert advice on giving back. >> not for me. we have experts talking about that on the heels of black friday and cyber monday. charitable organizations want people to remember those in need when spending all of that money. giving tuesday is an online campaign to encourage families
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to find a way to help people and organizations in your community. they also want you to use social media to then tell everything how you are giving and be part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. >> there are organizations that have wish lists. you might want to look at them and see if you have things that they can use. that's wonderful. it means they don't have to buy them. >> she also suggested giving of your time. volunteer time can be just as valuable to an organization and donating in kind services, such as cleaning, gardening or repair work. things that many organizations need but spending money on that takes away from the people they serve. one thing most of us has in our closet is a jacket or a coat. we're not wearing it maybe. cleaning out your kids closet, probably one warm coat sitting in there that maybe your child
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has outdwroen. outdwroen-- outgrown. and then then lept us let us know how you are giving. it's time for this week's ticket tuesday. one lucky winner will get two tickets to curious cabinet of curiosities at at&t park. we had alex savidge doing those fancy moves. >> yes. >> to enter go to the contest page at ktvu.com and fill out the entry form. you mus also enter the secret word, it is, cabinet. entries excepted from now until 11:59 p.m. tonight. you must be 18 years old and a california resident to enter. must be at least 18. you can be older if you want. the prize has an approximate retal value of $2u7b.
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the winner will be selected by random drawing tomorrow. you can see all of the official rules on ktvu.com. was that alex savidge? >> that was not alex. >> no. >> i can do that, tori. [laughter] >> no, i can't. 8:41. still ahead we're finding out the violent protests last friday in san francisco's union square how many arrests were made out there and how many police officers were hurt. a new call by president obama following what happened in ferguson, missouri. up next. one tool he wants all police officers to have and what it means for law enforcement here in the bay area. it's still very slow out there. the traffic is just not recovering as it normally does. it is staying slow and we have slowdowns. it looks like it's still about 6:30 in the morning out there. we'll tell you more about the morning commute. it's been a long time, probably two years since almost everybody is reporting almost an inch of rain or higher. we'll take a look at some of the totals. have an update on the rain.
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don't shoot! don't shoot! >> police in palo alto saying thank you to sabford university students for protesting the ferguson, missouri decision in
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a peaceful way. yesterday, hundreds of students walked out of the class, some had their hands up. there were similar walkouts -- at schools around the country. it's been more than a week since the grand jury decided not to indict officer darren wilson for the deadly shooting of 18-year-old michael brown. >> in response to what happened in ferguson, missouri president obama wants more police officers to wear body cameras. the president is asking congress for funding to buy more than 50,000 body cameras. he says he's also looking for ways to build trust and confidence between police and minorities across the country. here in the bay area, 14 police departments have or will soon get body cameras. oakland was among the first spending $500,000 to equip more than 400 officers with cameras. last month, all 80 officers of the san rafael police department started wearing body cameras. a uc berkeley professor of criminal law said it's human
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nature to be on your best babier when there is a -- behavior when there is a camera present. >> the fact that a camera is on, it simply means that the department of human nature is operating at full incentive in ways that may very well improve things. >> bay area police officers say they like having another eye looking out for them. 8:47. san francisco police say they arrested 79 people during friday's protest in san francisco. police say hundreds of people tried to disrupt the tree lighting ceremony at union square. some of them argued with police officers while others started smashing store windows. then some of the crowd headed to the mission district and things started to get more violent. at a news conference yesterday, police chief greg suhr said five of his officers were injured badly enough to need medical treatment. we're keeping a close eye on the traffic and sal, you were saying there's over 100,
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125 traffic incidents this morning. >> it's vust ridiculous. you know what's happening, the commute is not getting better. usually at about this time we're getting close to 9:00, we see improvement but we haven't. i want to show you something, though. this is an incredible picture of a mustang that somehow ended up on getting on the sidewalk of the going bridge. did someone just drop something or -- this came up on the sidewalk. they will have to close the lanes at some point, close to -- close to lane to get it out of there. we're thinking it about will be around 10:00. but this will be some operation. they might have to get a crane to get this car out of the golden gate bridge. it will affect the southbound direction coming from marin county to san francisco. let me move this to the eastshore freeway. 75 minutes. please give yourself extra time. you actually might want to call the boss and say, hey, you know
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what? this is what's happening, i'm stuck in a terrible commute. >> out to the bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up for at least a 45-minute drive into san francisco. 8:48. let's go to steve. and the boss says i'm rebind you. i'm in the same commute. >> probably. >> everyone is stuck on the roads. we have had widespread rain. again, i can't remember the last time i've shown 1-inch amounts for everybody. we do have some letting up of the rain here. temperatures will be in the 50s ar60s but the rainfall, i tried my best to keep up here. i'm sure there's been more like this at sfo. so cal is probably up to an inch by now. although it doesn't look like that much heavy rain has fallen in the santa cruz mountains. i saw an inch of a ben low mun. plan tonight 1.25. danville, 1.50. blossom hill, one inch. san francisco, over an inch. most of that fell by 6:00.
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because of that, the national weather service has issued an urban and small stream advisory that goes until 7:30 tonight. green north, south, peninsula doesn't matter. now, some of the heavier moisture is beginning to push off toward the east as the front comes onshore. there's plenty of going -- of it to go. up to the north, i know not a lot of rain. some ports of windy but not that -- reports of windy but not that much rain. steady rain stacks up after a while. mill valley to larkspur, probably 1.75. concord has had heavy rain. vallejo, crockett, hercules, clayton. it's been steady. it looks like it's letting up a little bit. there are some breaks now starting to come in along the san mateo/santa cruz coast but there's a lot of moisture that
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has to stream onshore. you can see a little lightning. a long way to go. pretty good picture. show us the low, it will send in another series of bands. there will be a series of stums coming in now and maybe towards friday or saturday. 31, 35. temperatures have been going up. then will probably be a vet snow nd the winter storm warning starts at noon and goes for a couple of days. the snow level will go up and that will be late wednesday and thursday and it will go back down. there will be snowfall measured in feet above the 7,000 foot level. rain off and on. some of the projections thursday morning are really good. the best we've seen in almost two years. widespread anywhere you are getting almost 2 inches. 1.50 to 3 plus. get ready if you don't have the heavy rain, yet. it's on its way. mainly coast and some of the higherrervations, 50ed and 60s.
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we need a lot more rain. this is very good rain. kind of scratching the drought. by end of the week and the month, we could be talking about significant rain. there's hints of it. >> we sure do. >> i like it but it's all or nothing out here. we don't want too much too soon. >> thank you. 8:52. high-speed chase. this one took a strange turn when the suspect tried to escape on a skateboard. i'm not kidding up. next the quick thinking of a witness that allowed the police to catch him.
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we just crashed! >> this was wild. ohmly in los angeles. a high-speed chase ended in a strange way. a suspected car thief used a skateboard trying to get away from police. well, it ended when a pickup truck driver right there drove onto the sidewalk cut off that sidewalk. that gave police just enough time to catch up and capture him. >> wow. a $10,000 reward is now being overred for information leading to an arrest after a man was found shot to death. police say a hiker found his body last tuesday afternoon at the huckleberry regional preserve near sky line boulevard. investigators say it appears that ruenzel was shot several times during an attempted
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robbery. >> it's an unusual crime for that location. so we are obviously urging people to take precaution wherever they are. >> police are reviewing surveillance video and have interviewed several witnesses who reported seeing two men in a parking lot just before the shooting. anyone with information is asked to contact east bay regional park police. and this morning, three men suspected of kidnapping and robbing a come if berkeley are in police custody. officers say they attacked the couple last week as they sat at the popular lookout point upon dwrizly peak boulevard. police say the roners forced the couple to drive to an atm and withdraw cash. the victims were not hurt. police believe these same men may be responsible for other crimes in the area. 8:56. let's go back to sal. the rain sure made this an ugly commute. how is the east shore doing? >> it's very slow. up to 80 minutes now.
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that's a very long time to drive from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. we haven't had that many serious crashes. we've had more than 100 crashes this morning. fender-benders, people driving into water. that kind of thing. please give yourself plenty of extra time. bay bridge, getting from the maze to the actual -- on the bridge, 45 minutes and very slow going on the actual span. we're also gonna take a look at 880 northbound. it's jam packed from san leandro all the way up into downtown. so please give yourself extra time. it's too much for me to run down all of the crashes. but there have been plenty this morning all over the place. let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you. it looks like some of the rain rates are letting up. we have a long way to go. rain off and on over an inch. inch and a half, urban and small stream flood advisory out until 7:30 tonight. possible thunderstorms. more heavy rain wednesday. i think off and on all the way friday into saturday. >> the worst of it should be
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done by tomorrow and then -- >> tomorrow afternoon. >> okay. >> yes. >> for travelers and -- okay. thank you. >> thank you. that's our report. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch ktvu channel 2 news at noon. we'll continue our team coverage of the powerful storm that's batter ing the bay area. just another picture of some of the mess people are dealing with. thank you for joining us. ♪
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