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>> reporter: crews in alamo are busy cleaning up fallen trees. we'll tell you why no one in this neighborhood can leave their home. a lot of systems this week. in fact, three. they won't hold a candle to the one last thursday. more rain. 1 inch amounts for many. it's day two of a tense hostage drama at a cafe in sidney, australia. the concerns that could have ties to an isis terror plot. important information if you are mailing holiday gifts. why this is an important day at the post office. "mornings on 2" begins right
now. 7:00. we're live in the east bay where an enormous tree has crashed onto a roadway in alamo. tara moriarty is out there in the rain and coming up in minutes, she will tell us about the problems it's causing and the people who are stranded by this. not a good way to start to monday morning. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. >> i'm dave clark. let's go straight to steve paulson. you know all about the weather. >> rain again. not heavy, heavy. the ground took in a lot of rain last week. now everything will start to run off. for the morning commute, it will be a wet one. it's cloudy, cold. already had gusts to 43 at the napa airport. 20 to 40 miles an hour. sfo east at 29. some of the heavier amounts
look like they are pushing off to the big valley. there's plenty to go. santa cruz right over highway 17, back towards morgan hill and gilroy, that looks to be the heaviest down to steady rain in monterey. when you start to see the lighter greens, that's decreasing in intensity. same for the east bay. some of this might be drip, drip, drip, we'll still be in the rain for most of the day, most of the week. not as much to the north. but there are have been 1-inch amounts for many. no warnings or watches. cold air development will keep nus a cold pattern. 40s and 50s on the temps. gusts to 38. napa airport is going bonkers. concord, 20. cold today. if you don't have to leave house the -- to leave the --
to leave the house, i wouldn't. it looks like the rain is letting up. but i'm sure the table has already been set with all sorts of issues, sal. >> i've learned from you, the other day when there's no clouds, the temperatures dropped. >> that's correct. >> i listened to you for what? a long time. and today it's cold, too, but not as cold as the other day. steve has given me a lot of knowledge over the years. let's take a look -- i know i've traded some of my traffic knowledge with him. whenever you see a rainy day it makes for a commute like this. carquinez bridge, the macarthur maze has taken an hour. normally on a good day, it's 20 minutes to do a dry. now it's taking three times as much to drive this stretch, getting out to the bay bridge toll plaza, when you get to the toll plaza, you will be waiting there for another 40 minutes. are you sure you want to do this? you may not have a choice getting into san francisco. it stopped raining which will help the commute out. there was an earlier accident on the bridge. that's why it's very slow.
the east bay is a mess. 580 and 680. we had earlier problems to blame. 580 is backed up to the altamont past. 608 backed up to pleasanton and fremont. 880 slows before 238. the san mateo bridge is slow and there's standing water in many spots. today is one of those days -- i don't want to not mention, highway 24 is a mess as you drive out of pleasant hill over to orinda. 7:04. back to the desk. >> all right, thank you, sal. people who were still cleaning up from last week's storm, now they are having to deal with more problems. tara moriarty is live in aim law mow where -- alamo where people are waking up to a big tree in the roadway. >> reporter: crews have been working hard to clear enough of it to the side of the road so there's some sort of a path so that cars can get through. if you take a look behind me, you can see they must have
heard this tree come down. it's absolutely massive, about 75 feet tall. the top branches sliced through a fence, crews have been chopping away for more than an hour now. the recent rains have saturated the ground, making it safety enough to send the tree onto stone valley way. we're near ranger court. until this giant oak tree is removed, people in about 20 homes will be stuck. this tree toppled around 2:30 this morning, hopefully, it won't be too much longer. the big chunk, some of the big chunks are removed. but the base of the tree is still out here. now we know that today's dousing of rain is likely to add an inch or two to the bay area. it should rain through today with a second system expected to arrive wednesday and that system could bring about 2 to 4 inches. it's not over yet. we are live in alma low, --
alamo. back to you. >> thank you. more snow is falling in the sierra this morning. this is video taken from a caltrans camera along interstate 80 near kingvale. about 30 minutes ago, you could see the snow coming down. plows going by. chains are required on 880 from placer county to the donner lake interchange. this new snow comes after the last storm brought up to 2 feet of fresh powder in many parts of the sierra. the damage from last week's storm is estimated at $16 million in sonoma county alone. that damage estimate is expected to climb much higher with the new round of rain this week. tomorrow, sonoma county supervisors are expected to extend the local emergency that was declared last thursday for another 30 days. that move is designed to provide disaster aid for homeowners and businesses hit hard by the big storm.
>> 7:06. we're still following developing news from sidney, australia. a hostage situation raising big concerns about a terrorist attack. a gunman took several people hostage inside a cafe in downtown -- downtown sydney. brian flores has more information about the man believed to be responsible. >> it remains a very tense situation. it's in the early-morning hours in sydney. we continue to watch the live news feed from this cafe in sydney. it appears another hostage has managed to escape. that brins the total number who escaped to six. at this point, they continue to have some type of contact with the gunman, authorities do, and they hope this ends peacefully. we understand that authorities know who the gunman is. through several media reports he's identifieded at 51-year-
old man monice. he's a self-described cleric. he has a criminal history including reports of being accessory to murder of his ex- wife and say he's originally from iran. it remains unclear if he has ties to isis or if a lone wolf. police say he entered the normally busy cafe during the morning rush hour roughly around the 9:30 a.m., local time there and took an unknown number of hostages. we also understand that of a they escaped, he became more agitate and started yessing -- agitated and starting yelling. >> our approach is to resolve this peacefully. it might take a bit of time. but that's our approach. now, our priority is the people inside that location and
clearly the safety of the people nearby. >> we continue to watch the feed. we understand that four more people have escaped from the cafe. we continue to watch the developments there. but the area around the cafe continues to be evacuated. lockeddown by police. the white house monitoring the situation and advising all u.s. citizens in sydney to stay away from the area. we saw at least five people escape from the cafe. so possibly now up to ten people have escaped from this gunman who is holding up the lindt cafe in sydney. a flag appeared in the window with an islamic declaration on it. the gunman is asking for an isis flag to be delivered. he's doing this through social immediate ia. the police commissioner says there's terrorism footing tied to the situation. so this remains a very fluid situation as we speak. also media reports from the
hostages as well that there are multiple explosive devices in the cafe, perhaps central sydney. that area that we're talking about is the size of new york's times square. the u.s. consulate in the area also monitoring the situation. it remains a very fluid situation. we're taking a live acthe live feed. about four people, five people, it looks like they've escaped. we'll continue to follow the situation. give you more information as it becomes available. dave, back to you. >> okay. thank you. well, the situation in sydney is playing out on social media but besides updates on what's happening, there are two hashtags trending one is selfieshame. and people in the area are taking selfies and they are being called out for being rather insensitive. but there is a lot of people who are saying that piece selfies are mostly being taken by tourists. there's a positive movement coming out of this rather tense
situation. the hashtag i'llridewithyou was cre aided after the -- created after the news broke. this one says being human is given but keeping our humanity is a choice. this hashtag is a choice. this is another hashtag, restore some faith in humanity, although in this day and age, we should not have to protect people from racial abuse and then there's one another twitter -- tweet that i wanted to mention, this one, they are tweeting what forms of public transportation they are using so they can ride with any one of middle eastern decent feeling intimidated or afraid. obviously a story we'll continue to follow. dave? >> all right, tori. the ride sharing company uber is promising free rides to people who want to get pay way from the scene of that hostage situation in sydney. that's after uber was criticized for raising its
rates as the hostage situation was unfolding. a technology news website says uber briefly charged four times the usual rate to people trying to get out of that area. but after there was a backlash on social media, uber apologized and then started giving free rides. they are offering refund to the people who paid those higher fees. 7:12. back here at home, a san jose police officer, under fire. coming up in 25 minutes, his controversial tweets about the recent protests in ferguson, missouri. and new details coming out about the massive hacking attack on sony pictures. what the company is now admitting and its warning concerning leaked documents. good morning. we are looking at a commute where traffic is doing pretty well if you are driving in some areas, believe it or not, but most -- like san francisco, i'm surprised this isn't bad but most areas not doing well. we'll tell you where that is coming up.
if you will be flying out of sfo today, expect more cancellations and delays due to the weather. in the past 30 minute, sfo told us they are seeing delaying of 1 hour and 50 minutes. delays are expected to last until 11:00 tonight. 80 flights have been canceled so far this morning. that's expected to grow throughout the day. last thursday, you may recall, 250 flights at sfo were canceled due to all of the rain and also the very high winds. there were some flight delays at oakland and san jose airports last week. you are advised to check with
your airline before heading out to the airport. restaurant workers are back on the job this morning after a two-day strike at san francisco international airport. that happened last thursday and friday. they say they walked off the job over concerns about job security and healthcare. the walkout shut down most of the airport's restaurants. the workers say they've been working without a contract for more than a year. the union plans to meet with the restaurants today to continue with negotiations. a new lawsuit is in connection with a deadly shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. a law firm representing the families of the 26 people who were killed says it filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and the seller of the rifle used in that shooting. this lawsuit claims the bushmaster rifle should not have been made publicly available because it's a military weapon not suited for
civilian use. [bell tolling] >> yesterday, people packed churches and they lit candles remembering the sandy hook victims on the shooting's second anniversary. there bells ringing out in honor of the 26 children and teachers killed. a memorial run was also held. a new sandy hook elementary school will open up next year. well, changing gear, the streak is still alive for the golden state warriors after a win in new orleans. they trailed in the fourth quarter. coach looking nervous. they fought back to force overtime. curry had 8 of his 34 points to lead golden state to a 128-122 win. curry and the warriors will go to go for 17 wins in a row tomorrow against the grizzlies in memphis. the sacramento kings have
reportedly fired their head coach 24 games into his second season. malone was a former assistant coach for the warriors. sources tell yahoo! sports there has been significant tension between kings' management and malone. sacramento is 11-13 this season. kings answer coach corbin will take over as interim coach. but those warriors are on fire. >> the grizzlies are coming up. i'm watching. they are tough. >> yes. 7:18. sal's tough, too. you got your hands full this morning, pal. >> we do. it's kind of like one of those commutes that we expected on thursday. but on thursday, everybody stayed home, today it's raining not so hard, but it's very slow approaching the bay bridge. it was raining earlier. right now, it seems to have stopped. traffic on the span is okay. but getting to it is slow. we had an earlier crash on this span. much earlier in the morning. it's gone but traffic is slow. we've had a lot of fender- benders and staning water.
let's take a look now at the san mateo bridge. that's moderately heavy. but the eastshore freeway is very slow. as i look at the eastshore freeway, you can see how slow it is, i will put it up on a map for you. the traffic is mostly slow from just before highway 4. we can go to the maps now. i can show you how slow it is. trace it for you all the way down to the macarthur maze and the metering lights are on. not to be outdown, petaluma traffic is slow getting into novato. when you get to novato, it eases up, and slows into san rafael. traffic on the richmond bridge is slow and one last thing i want to show you is the traffic on 680 and 24 and highway 4 contra costa county off to a terrible start. everywhere you go, it will be slow. give yourself a lot of extra time. 7:19. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> i think one positive, the rain has kind of let up since about 4:30 this morning. very heavy. we to have cloudy skies. cold, windy, foggy. it is a stormy monday out
there. no doubt about it. now, the rain line looks to be moving to the south but still we have a series -- series of systems. time lapse over san francisco. ♪ >> ailman brothers. dwayne for your monday morning. >> taking care of you, steve. >> foggy, cold day. rainfall. we have totals coming up in a second. it looks like a stormy week. nothing compared to last thursday. tuesday is not gonna be so good either. >> no. >> wednesday is worse. >> by friday, the eagle will fly. we do have a cloudy sky. temperatures in the 40s or 50s. watch the rain line. sliding south there. it is favoring areas towards maybe santa cruz mountains also parts of the east bay, south bay and then to the north, not as much. but still kind of a cloudy, cold day. some of the heavier rain
pushing off to the valley. some of the rainfall, redwood shores, 1.30. daly city, 1.25. san francisco, .92. i know east novato already had an inch plus. green point, oakland .90. concord, .75. san jose says .75. but not far away you can find more than that. the first system is today. another one will be here late tuesday/wednesday and then a final one arrives on friday. the monterey bay, they are getting steady rain. there are breaks. parts of the peninsula, east bay, a little bit of a line from redwood city back to palo alto and los altos. we are not done yet but the rain rates are lightening up. san ramon, dublin, livermore, concord, not too much in the north bay. the rain rates have let up a little bit. but still you get that misty pattern or light drizzle. it can add up in areas like
marin county, santa cruz mountains and towards the russian river. our system has a little bit of a wave building. it's a change in wind direction. also cold air coming in. even though the rain lets up. there's still development. 40s and 50s on the temps. east wind has been roaring. napa airport, 38. 20 at novato. that's a cold pattern. over the next three to five days, we'll see the snow level go to 4,000 feet by the end of the week. not a lot up there right now but they are going to get some snow. that will continue to stack up over the next few days. we do have some rain letting up. it will be with us. not only today but off and on through almost all week long. we finally get a break by the weekend. rainy, foggy, 50s on the temps. upper 40s for some. i think in the higher elevations. santa cruz mountains along sky line. other areas to the north. especially napa county.
not getting above 50. showers, tuesday. more rain wednesday. kind of a break on thursday. one final system on friday. it looks like things quiet down. >> thank you. >> any time. 7:22. after weeks of silence, sony pictures admitting a big amount of internal e-mails and other documents were stolen during a cyber attack. now sony is warning news organizations destroy any information that ends up in their hands. sony says companies that make public what was supposed to be confidential information will face legal action. legal experts say any lawsuits would run counter to freedom of the press, so according to the experts, it's not likely the legal action would hold up in court. well, a new york city teenager has earned millions of dollars playing the stock market according to new york magazine. his name is muhammed islam. he's only 17 years old. still months away from graduating. he's been making stock market
trades on his lunch breaks at school and the magazine says he's now worth $72 million. now, islam says he did buy a bmw even though he can't drive yet. bought an apartment in manhattan, even though his parents won't let him move out. he's planning to get his broker and dealer license when he turns 18. >> wow. all right. 7:24. i want to let you know about breaking news, a story we've been following. a heavily armed police, storming the sydney cafe where the gunman has been holding hostages. a big development in the story. we'll have more on that coming up. and still ahead forks the first time since -- for the first time since a number of sexual assault allegation, bill cosby breaks his silence. remarks about his wife and what he thinks the media should do.
police in -- police in san rafael are searching for the killer of a woman found in a parking lot behind a 4th street tavern in 2008. she had been raped and strangled. there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. it was one of only six still alive in the world. and now a northern white rhino has died at the san diego zoo safari park. the 44-year-old rhino died yesterday. his death, now leaves only five white rhinos left in the world. one is at the san diego zoo safari park. one is at a zoo in the czech republic and three are at a preserve in kenya. their population has dwindled due to poachers going after their horns. breaking news. a major new development in the hostage siege in sydney. heavily-armed police have just stormed that cafe where a gunman has been tolding
hostages. a live update -- coming up. >> reporter: a rush to get the presents where they need to go before the holidays get here. we'll tell you all of the work there is going on here at this mail processing facility in san jose on what is the busiest mailing day of the year. that story is coming up. and right now, we're still seeing slow traffic although the rain stopping in many areas has helped us out a little bit. still a big delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. rain has let up. it looks like a rainy week off and on. not as bad as last thursday. we'll have impressive totals. more on that coming up.
7:31. we're following breaking news in sydney, australia. you are looking at live pictures right now where there's been an exchange of gunfire and heavily armed police have stormed the chocolate cafe, where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours. brian flores is following this story. all of the latest developments and we'll hear from him in a few minutes. the entire world, obviously, keeping a close eye on this very tense situation. good morning. wan to "mornings on 2." i'm -- welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's talk about your weather and traffic. i did run out. for now the rain has stopped.
it's cold. >> it's cold out there. kind of breezy, windy. some of the rain rates have let up. we're still getting some light rain pockets of fog and temperatures, 40s for many. it will be a day where it struggles to get out of the 40s. .50 to 1.25 of rain right now. 2.50 north bay. i just heard from kevin up in forestville, only .50. still gusts 20, maybe 40 miles an hour at higher elevations. napa airport has been going crazy. redwood shores 1.30. pacifica 1.10. san jose only .37. but moffett, palo alto, .50 to .75. rodeo and vallejo, .85. san francisco almost 1 inch. heavy yef rain looks to be around the santa cruz mountain, highway 17, morgan hill.
that's closer to the radar site. there is a back edge to a lot of this. we'll see some of this let up. woodside, palo alto, los altos still getting rain. same for the east bay. looks like breaks around la fayette. it's a cold, foggy pattern. not a lot of rain. north bay, san francisco, marin county. healdsburg up towards clearlake, hidden valley and points county and mendocino. it's a cold one. but we are seeing a little bit of a break. there's still plenty upstream, not only today but most of the week. rain, cloudy, chilly temps. 40s, and 5050 -- 40s and 50s on the temps. the rain has let up, sal. >> and that does help out the traffic. when it's raining people get into more crashes or at least it's correlated with more crashes. now that it's stopped, the traffic is a little better. it's still taking more than an
hour to drive from the carquinez bridge down to the macarthur maze. most of that is going to be very, very slow traffic along the way. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, still a big backup beyond the maze. it's one huge backup getting out to the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are driving on the peninsula, we've also had some slow traffic as well. i can show you the maps and show you the traffic on 101 is slow. 280 is not too bad. but you have to get through the bad stretch through daly city and san bruno. we go to the east bay, almost everything is lit up red and that means speeds are below 25 miles an hour or less than. 580 is a mess through castro valley and livermore. 880 is backed up almost from marina boulevard. it will be one of those commutes. we've had a lot of earlier crashes. a lot of people are driving slow because of the wet roads. back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. breaking news coming in from sydney, australia. just moments ago, more hostages ran out of the cafe in downtown
sydney where they've been held by a gunman for 17 hours. shortly after that, police stormed the building. ktvu's brian flores in our newsroom now. brian, you are listening to the media reports from australia and you've got new information about a situation that appears to be over. >> yeah, dave, good morning. a lot has happened in the past 15, 20 minutes. no doubt about that. moments ago, heavily armed police stormed the lindt cafe. here's new video in. take a listen. [ sound of gunfire ] >> heavy gunfire there. this australian police storming the cafe around 2:10 local sydney time, 7:10 our time. this was preempted by at least
flee flash grenades use -- three grash -- flash gren grenades. the man is known to australian police, has an extensive criminal record being an accessory to murder to his wife. he's from iran, according to authorities. back to this situation, there were hostages inside at the time. again, moments before police entered, we counted at least 11 or 12 hostages running from the cafe, able to escape early this morning. about six also escaped. we understand that at least four of the hostages were taken by ambulance to local hospitals to be evaluated. it's unclear the conditions of those hostages. it is also believed that the gunman at least from the media outlet is down. it's unclear whether he's dead.
but they say he's down. there are reports that there were explosive devices in the cafe and around sydney. we've seen the bomb squad near the cafe. it's not reported if there's possible bombs. we understand that hostages have escaped. unclear how many. we're continuing to follow the situation. back to you. >> thank you for the update. happening today, for the u.s. post office this is the busiest day of the year. alex savidge joins us live from a mail processing center in san jose. alex, i have to tell you, i actually stopped at a post office on my way to work to drop off some christmas cards. it was completely full. was no room at all in this mailbox to try to put even a couple of more letters. >> that makes sense. yeah, you take a trip down to the post office today you can
expect to have quite a bit of company as well. that's what the folks from the postal service are saying. this is the busiest mailing day of the entire year. the postal service will be mailing off more packages and letters handling more of the packages than they do on any other day throughout the entire year. a bit of a break in the action. this is the san jose processing and distribution facility. but let me mow you what the scene liked like a short time -- looked like a short time ago. they deliver -- just at this facility alone, they handle a million more packages today than any other day. why is today the busiest day? >> we're closing in on christmas. it's usually ten days before christmas. people spend the weekend shopping and turn their table into an assembly line. they start labeling their stuff, they trek on down to the
post office on monday. >> people are feelth -- feeling the pressure today. they have a lot of time. i know you don't want to tell the procrastinators this but they do have time. >> they have a little bit of time. december 20th still a good day. december 23 if you are waiting that line, priority express mail is the way to go. we deliver christmas day and on sunday. >> and we want to talk about this trend, what you have noticed is a lot more packages are being -- letters, too but you are seeing a big jump in the packages. online shopping? >> we're seeing a 12% increase. more an more people are shopping online. as long as they are shopping online, they need somebody to deliver it. that's where we come in. >> reporter: rain, sleet or snow. today we have the first one. >> today we have the rain but that won't stop us. >> reporter: all told across
the country, the u.s. postal service will handle 640 million packages. here's one for bra ba -- let's barbara. here's one going to tom. look at this one. >> hey. [laughter] >> i can't wait to see what's in there. >> reporter: let's see what's in this thing. [laughter] >> reporter: hope it wasn't fragile. you want me to bring this to you? >> yeah. that would be great. >> dave and tori. >> reporter: do you know this guy? whoever this is from? >> santa. >> a good friend of dave's. >> he loves tori. >> all right. >> reporter: i will try to figure out what's inside and bring it back to you. it doesn't have enough postal -- postage on it. >> okay. >> thank you. >> reporter: see you guys. 7:40. well, the san jose police department says it's reviewing
some controversial twitter posts by one of its police officers. the posts were a reaction against the killings of unarmed african-american men. officer white tweeted, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, i will be at the movies tonight off duty carrying my gun. another tweet read and i'm quoting, threaten me or my family and i will use my god given and law-appointed right and dupety to kill you. those tweets have been removed. the police department says it's investigating the officer's actions and will have more so say once that review is complete. more problems for b.a.r.t.'s new oakland airport connector. the service was shut down for about 20 minutes late last night due to an electrical issue. there was also a mechanical problem that shut down service on friday. it's unclear if the two issues are related. the new airport service opened just three weeks ago.
alameda's main street ferry terminal is back open after being closed over the weekend for repairs. crews removed the floating dock and installed passenger gangways. similar work was done on the jack london square terminal last month. 7:42. bill cosby, breaking his silence about the accusations of sexual assault against him. friday, he talked to the new york post. he praise the love and his strength of his wife throughout this ordeal that's generated, as you know, tabloid headlines about a possible divorce. he also urged obivity from the -- objectivity from the african- american media. he told the reporter he's not supposed to talk to the media and he ended his conversation. 7:42. today a nativity scene is being
set up inside the texas state capitol. it's the first time a religious display has been on the capitol grounds. it will include a sign saying, the nativity is privately funded. but it's already sparking debate. >> the question of a faith and many other ideals has come under a lot of fire over the last decade for sure. >> my hope for this project is to make people feel comfortable about expressing their faith. >> you start bringing things like this into the public, into the courtroom, into the capitol building, you are always kind of coming close to a line of demonstrating government endorsement even if you give lip service to the idea that there's no government endorsement. >> a monument deet picturing the -- depicting the ten commandments is on the grounds. the sewn nip hacking scandal continues to un-- sony hacking scandal continues to
subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. a disturbing message on the uc berkeley campus overert the weekend. we are learning more about effigies of african-american lynching victims. pam cook is in the studio. >> we here at ktvu news have decided not to show the images of because of their graphic nature. but they are effigies of black figures hung from various places on the uc berkeley
campus. the images went up in the middle of ongoing protests in berkeley, oakland and across the entire country after the grand jury decisions in the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. a bay area collective of artists released a statement taking responsibility for the installation and apologizing to black americans who felt further attacked by their work. however, the group also says, for those who think these images depict crimes and attitudes too distasteful to be seen, we respectfully disagree. our society must never forget. now, a campus-wide e-mail was sent from the chancellor's office calling the display deeping disturbly -- disturbing. uc berkeley campus took down the effigies. the group of artists say they are choosing to remain
anonymous at this point because they say this is not about them. but about the growing movement to address persuasive wrong. tori and dave? >> all right, pam. thank you. 7:47. let's get you to where you need to go this morning. sal, you've got a lot going on in our morning commute. >> we've had a lot of crash, collisions, flooding. it was raining earlier. we go on the air at 4:30. things are better now. but there's more traffic volume. let's start off with the toll plaza. much earlier in the morning, we had a crash on the bridge. it set the tone for a really bad commute. it's gonna take you a long time to get on that bridge especially if you are coming in from richmond. that is just terrible all the way down. if you are trying to use the san mateo bridge instead, it's been very slow there as well. the san mateo bridge traffic is going to be heavy all the way across the span and the surrounding east bay is just also slow. i want to show you on the maps just what you are dealing with.
237, 880, all the way down to fremont. the backup in fremont, we usually don't see this is slow all the way down to 237. the south bay, 85, 101 and 280 are also very slow. almost everywhere you look is very slow. we haven't had a lot of accidents the last hour here in the south bay. but just give yourself plenty of extra time. think about public tran sent and think about what the afternoon commute could be like. steve, the nfl says that the referee in yesterday's game got that roughing call on wilson wrong, the 49ers, basically were hit with a wrong penalty. >> right. >> that just crossing from the nfl. >> is it gonna change anything? >> it won't change anything. but they were admitting they got it wrong. >> thank you, the day after. thank you, sal. some of the rain has let up. it will be a rainy, cold monday. it looks like a series of systems, three coming in this week. some of the rain has let up. it's only for a bit.
these systems are a far cry from last thursday. it's rather windy. 25, 35 miles an hour in the higher elevations. some of the 24-hour rain totals. redwood sheers, 1.30. vanville, 1.13. benicia, .80 to .85. some of the heaviest rain looks like it's about santa cruz, monterey all the way down to monterey and down to pebble, there is a pg&e tournament. good luck with that. thank you, john, for the information. around santa cruz mountains, kind of a steady rain. nothing too heavy. same for parts of the peninsula around redwood city, woodside, portola valley, palo alto, los ail goes, back to the dumbarton, san mateo, fremont, newark. but then there's breaks, a little bit around mill valley.
this could be steady light and there's areas where it looks steady cloudy cold. 40s on the temps. 48 from santa rosa to fairfield. 28 concord, 25 oakland. i mean that's a cold, raw day. 30 ups in the mountains. no warnings or watches. over the next three, five days, the snow level will be around 3,000, 4,000 feet. 48 ukiah. 51 monterey. there's some of that snow in the sierra nevada. not a lot but they will get a little bit. that snow level is coming down. 2 to 3 inches for some. coastal hills. between today and tuesday night and wednesday. about .75 to 1.50 for other areas. some areas already there. rain, cloudy. moderate rainfall, it lets up and then it will pick up later on. maybe the possibility of thundershowers later tonight into tomorrow. i will tell you, you need heating, brea in the cloud --
breaks in the clouds. i don't see much of that. one more system on wednesday, a little break on thursday and then one final system on friday. >> wow. the storm door is open. >> the storm door is open. it looks like it might start closing by the weekend, maybe christmas week. >> all right. thank you. with recent storms having a big impact on california lakes, folsom lake near sacramento, that's a pretty shot, it's risen more than 7 feet in the past seven days. boaters say things are finally looking up at the lake after three years of record-breaking dry weather. >> this used to be all exposed right here. used to go out to the peninsula. now it's all covered. >> definitely an improvement. >> absolutely. >> and more rain to come. >> hoping for it. >> it's fantastic. it's fantastic. it's moving stuff around. that's what we need. >> folsom lake still needs a lot more rain before the weart agencies can increase that 5-
mile-an-hour speed limit for boats. folsom lake is at 37% of capacity. make sure you stay right here with ktvu and, of course, ktvu.com for continues storm watch coverage. we're also posting updates on twitter and on facebook. eight minutes before 8:00. we have a new update on the situation in sydney, australia. police say the cafe hostage situation is over after more than 16 hours, at least two people appear to be injured. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," brian will have another on exactly what happened and we'll also tell you how uber is connected to the standoff and what the texas- based company -- san francisco- based company is accused of doing. ♪ >> plus -- on a lighter note we're still searching for the best holiday displays around the bay area. up next, boy, there is a house in newark. it's not like anything you have ever seen. sebastian is learning his "time" tables.
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♪rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ♪ >> the royal family has released three pictures of the young prince george. these pictures were taken on the steps of kensington palace. that's where the 16-month-old prince lives with his parent, william and kate, the duke and duchess of cambridge. i love the outexexpressions -- i love the expressions. and she's due to have another baby in late april. we're still searching all over the bay area to find out who is all decked out for the holidays. we've been asking you to send us photos and videos. >> you are doing a great job. today's entry from newark. this photo was posted to the ktvu facebook pang by the
home's owner, tom bets bets it -- tom betgeorge. ♪ it's time to do the christmas can -kan ♪ >> betgeorge works as a musics teacher in oakland and is the music director for his church. his tis play is unlike anything else you've seen. >> it features christmas trees singing in harmony. the lyrics are funny. there is a guitar and piano. >> there are about 17,000 lights. the show runs on a loop every night from 5:30 to 11:00. these neighbors, he said they've been good sports about the noise and the crowds. i think -- you kind of get a little sick of hearing that
song. >> can you imagine driving down the street. >> wow. >> very cool. >> if you or your neighbor are all decked out for the holidays, post your photo or tweet us using the hashtag 2deckthehalls. >> and we'll send the crews to check out the displays. viewers will vote on their favorites. we will reveal who wins the tight -- wins the tight. >> it will be tough. we're still following breaking news still coming in from australia. heavily-armed police stormed a daphne is sydney -- a cafe in sydney. >> reporter: we're live in alamo where crews have finally cleared a giant fallen oak tree from a street and neighbors are able to get out. we're hearing of major police action in oakland that has blocked 7th street in oakland at police headquarters.
good morning. welcome back. the rain is back. it will probably be with us most of the week. we are live in alamo right now, where a huge tree toppled down onto a fence early this morning causing big problems out there. but they cleared that road. so people who were stuck back on this road could finally get out. that's just some of the problems so far in alamo and we're looking around the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is in alamo. she's been out there all morning. she will tell you more about the damage caused out there and we'll talk more about what the storm is doing around the bay area elsewhere as well. good morning. thank you for joining us on "mornings on 2." monday, december 15th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. a quick look at weather and traffic. it sound like the rain is moving out but i'm sure some showers. >> rainy days and mondays always get you down. >> the carpenters. >> if you are down for the
count because you are under the weather, i know a lot of you are, you don't have to worry about sun. it's a cold, cloudy day. more rain moving in. now the heaviest band went through. by 7:00, it started to weaken. it's pushed off to the valley. there's plenty coming in. there's multiple systems. these are cold systems. already had 1.50. 2.50 with not surprise me. about .50 to 1.50. you could combine with that an wind and it's cold. some of the heavier area, monterey, a little bit towards santa cruz. capitola over .50. so cal. thanks for that, john. there are areas around the back side of this and the rain has let up. the peninsula being one. east pay light stuff. fremont, union city, hayward still in the dark green. there's some rain out towards antioch, bethel island, discovery bay. parts of marin county. nothing too heavy here. a little bit teams to be
picking up in lake county. 40s on the temps or 50s. to the back side, here comes some more. there will be a series of these coming through. today, tonight. it looks like tuesday night into wednesday. one more on friday. rain, cloudy, foggy, breezy at times and very brisk temps with a lot of 40s. sal, we have something going on in oakland? >> yeah, we have breaking news. we have 50 to 75 protesters that have blocked the broadway offramp from northbound 880. they are interlinked with handcuffs. they -- they are all chained together with these handcuffs. and that's gonna make it tough for the police to move. the chp has put out an alert for all officers available. they are even asking for officers from san francisco to show up to the area. oakland police are on the ground. they were also in front of the oakland police building and needlessly, this is -- needless to say, this is causing a huge
traffic tieup in oakland on the freeways on city streets and the commute was already messy. this is really going to mess things up. and 880 northbound is already really slow. i want to ask the guys in the control room if you can pull up on my 880 camera here at the coliseum, the coliseum cam, already backed up. it's already backed up. this is leading to downtown oakland where all of this is happening. and again, this is major news for the commute. 880 northbound at broadway offramp is blocked. that's one of the busiest offramps. everybody coming out of the posey tube will be affected. if you are in alameda don't use posey tube. you will be caught in a major traffic jam. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. this is a backup here, 25 to 30 minutes at the toll plaza alone. but more than an hour if you
are waiting from anywhere else. 280 in san jose. that looks good. let me recap. major breaking news on 880 northbound. that offramp is blocked. protesters may have access to the freeway. stay with us. we'll let you know what happened. back to the desk. we're also following breaking news out of sydney, australia, where a 17-hour hostage situation appears to have ended in a burst of gunfire. now, it began during the monday morning rush hour in a cafe in the central sydney area. a lone gunman took several people hostage. we've seen at least 15 of them escape. about 30 minutes ago, heavy armed police stormed that building. brian flores closely watching all of this. you are listening to live reports from australia. so what is the latest? what do we know? >> a lot has happened in the past 30 minutes. moments ago, heavy armed australian police stormed the lindt cafe in downtown sydney. we have some new video into the
newsroom from an australian news outlet of police raiding the coffee shop putting this situation to an end. take a listen. [ sound of gunfire ] >> this is australian police storming the cafe around 2:10 sydney time. 7:10 our time. this was preempted by at least three flash grenades. we saw five or six people escape. eeps that's when australian police fired two rounds of heavy gunfire. after that paramedics rolled up and took four possible hostages to various hospitals in the sydney area. there are also reports this morning from australian news outlets that two people were killed. three are in serious condition. we're continuing to monitor that. it remains unclear if one of those killed was the gunman. we understand that one of the people that were injured was an
australian police officer. but it appears that many hostages are doing okay. as you mentioned, at least 15 according to australian news media outlets made it okay. we also understand that area hospitals were briefed by police to be prepared. 17 hours, police had been trying to contact what was believed to be the lone gunman, the 50-year-old man. he is described as a cleric. several media outlets say he was known to australian police. he had an extensive criminal history including several charges of indecent and sexual assaults and being an excessry to murder -- accessory of murder to his ex-wife. there are reports that there were explosive devices in the cafe and around central sydney. we've seen people in bomb squad gear near the cafe. it remains unclear if the reports are true. as we've been doing throughout the morning, we'll continue to follow the situation and update
you a as we get more -- update you as we get more information. in the hours after that australia sweaus began, uber was over -- situation began, uber was offering rides for free. but after they charged four times the usual rate to the people trying to get out of that area. after there was a backlash on social media, uber apologized and then started to give free rides. it is also offering refunds to people who paid those higher fees. back to our storm coverage now. people are still cleaning unfrom last week's storm and -- up from last week's storm and now they have more problems to deal with. tara moriarty is live in alamo where some people have been cut off by a tree that fell on the roadway. bun the road is now reopened. >> reporter: yes. the people who live at the end
this street are able to get out. we've seen two, three cars leave. if you take a look behind me, you can see the crews have been working here for two hours to remove this giant 75-foot tall oak tree. they still have more work to do. neighbors say they could not hear the crash on this giant oak as the top branches sliced through a fence around 2:30 this morning. recent rain saturated the ground to the point where roots simply couldn't keep the tree up any longer. we're on stone valley way. people were pretty much connined to their homes this morning for about five hours. most of them were sleeping but now they have to get to school or work. today's rain is likely to add an inch or two with the second system expected to arrive on wednesday. we're live in alamo, back to you. >> thank you. well, the damage from last
week's storm is estimated at $16 million in sonoma county alone. and that damage estimate is expected to climb much higher with the new round of rain this week. tomorrow sonoma county supervisors are expected to extend the local emergency declared last thursday for another 30 days. that move is designed to provide disaster aid for homeowners and businesses hit hard by the big storm. the city of san francisco has reached a settlement in the case of a patient who was found dead in a stairwell at san francisco general hospital. the city has agreed to pay 2.9 million to settle a claim filed by lynn spaulding's family. she was a patient at sf general when she went missing last december. her body was discovered 17 days later. the san francisco city attorney's office says the agreement will bring resolution without the heartache of litigation. 8:10.
important information if you still have christmas gifts to mail. coming up, the postal service deadlines you need to know about it. but first, he has a bmw and dines on caviar but still lives at home after the break. how a high schooler made $73 million legally during his lunch break. we still have a big problem on oakland on northbound 880. traffic is going to be affected as you try to get off in downtown oakland. we'll tell you what's going on coming up. for the volkswagen which means it's time sign-then-drive event. for practically just your signature, you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta... and the 2015 motor trend car of the year all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season... just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models.
8:13. if you will be flying out of sfo today expect more flight cancellations and delays due to the weather. in just the past 30 minute, sfo told us they are seeing delays of an hour and 50 minutes. delays are expected to last until 1:00 tonight. 80 flights have been canceled so far this morning. that is expected to grow throughout the day. last thursday, 250 flights at sfo were canceled due to the rain and strong winds. there were some flight delays at oakland and san jose airports last week. though that's not the case this morning. still -- especially at sfo, you are advised to check with your airline before heading out to the airport. restaurant workers are back on the job this morning after a two-day strike at san francisco international airport last thursday and friday. they say they walked off the job over concerns about job security and healthcare. the walkout shut down or at least impacted most of the
airport's restaurants. the workers say they've been working without a contract for more -- for more than a year. the union plans to meet with the restaurants today to continue negotiations. happening today, governor jerry brown will be in oakland. he will be speaking at a conference on climate change. governor brown's appear be at the next gen climate america leadership forum. that's an organization dedicated to investing in and promoting alternatives to fossil fuels and also reducing plugs around the -- pollution around the world. sewn nip pictures is admitting a large amount -- sony pictures is admitting a large amount of e-mails and internal documents were stolen. now it's warning news organizations to destroy any information that ends up in their hands. legal experts say any lawsuits would run counter to freedom of the press so it's unlikely the
legal action would hold up in court. a new york city teenager has earned millions of dollars playing the stock market according to new york magazine. muhammed islam is just 17 and still months away from high school graduation. he's been making stock market trades during his lunch breaks at his high school. the magazine says he's now worth $72 million. islam has bought a bmw even though he can't drive yet and a manhattan apartment all those his parents won't let him move out. he plans to get his broker/dealer license when he turns 18. >> amazing. >> i don't think he's heading to college. straight to wall street. we have to head over to sal. we have major problems downtown oakland. protests in downtown oakland. >> well, oakland police headquarters, the subject of a protest. protesters were at police
headquarters on 7th. they locked themselves together with handcuffs and blocked all of the entrances to oakland police. however, 50 to 75 protesters also blocked the 880 broadway offramp getting down to that area. as you know, that also doubles as an onramp for people coming in and the whole area is a mess. avoid downtown oakland near police headquarters. there are plenty of police on the way to try to prevent anyone from getting onto the actual freeway. so far, we know the freeway lanes are open. but it's a big mess. we have several crews on the way to this breaking news. i want to show you 880 northbound getting past the coliseum. it's just moderate. it looks like it would normally look. it's heavy getting into downtown oakland. we also do have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it has been taking a long time to get there. the eastshore freeway between the carquinez bridge and the bridge, taking an hour to get
to the maze. we had earlier problems in orinda. it will take you 20 minutes to drive from walnut creek to oakland. remember, normally it takes eight or nine or ten minutes. this morning you can double that. 8:18. steve, let's go to you in the weather center. this is right here, the protesters, right at broadway -- >> here on broadway and oakland. >> all right. tuff -- thank you, sir. rain has let up. there's a long way to go. tonight, tuesday, wednesday. after that, there are signs that things will calm down. the heavier rain has pushed off to the east. you can see that line out towards sacramento, stockton down towards modesto. but for us, some steady rain there. 24-hour totals, thanks for sending the information in. daly city, 1.75.
san francisco almost an inch. oakland is close to that. petaluma .87. san jose about .50. .50 to 1.50 widespread. heavy yef rain looks to be south to the monterey peninsula. there are breaks over that. santa cruz mountains towards santa clara valley. but to the north, things have calmed down. it's a cloudy and breeze cold day. pleasanton, sunol grade, fremont, union city, san ramon getting rain and light rain. heard from heidi in antioch, an inch there. mill valley had 1.50. north of that, there was not a lot. .50 i saw at forestville. we got some breaks. the river levels have come down. 40s and 50s on the temps. a cold, raw day. snow in the sierra nevada will continue. no warns or watches be could be dicey. some area picks up snow.
snow level is around 4500 feet. had reports. the snow level, there's plenty to move in today. a cloudy, rainy, cold day today. chilly temps. moderate rainfall at times. lets up to light or a mist or drizzle. temperatures struggling. 40s and 50s. we'll see the rain rates pick up. it looks like a mess. off and on rain all the way through the week. another system wednesday. one more on friday, you two. >> thank you. well, the streak is still alive for the golden state warriors. the warriors trailed in the fourth quarter but fought back to force overtime. curry had 8 of his 34 points in the extra period to lead golden state to a 128-122 win over the pelicans. curry and the warriors will look to go for 17 wins in a low tomorrow against the grizzlies in memphis. the kings have reportedly fired head coach michael malone just 24 games into his second
season. malone was a former assistant coach for the warriors. sources tell yahoo! sports that there's been significant tension between management and malone. sacramento is 11-13 this season. tyrone corbin will take over as interim coach. 8:20. we're learning more about what's happened on the uc berkeley campus. the effigies of black lynching victims that were found. coming up in 23 minutes, the group claiming responsibility and what it says those images represent. and now that he's home, a bay area combat veteran has a new fight on his hands. up next, we'll tell you how he's using music to make life better for fellow veterans.
welcome back to "mornings on 2." 8:24. a new lawsuit is in connection with the deadly shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. a law firm representing the families of the 26 people who were killed says it filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, the distributor and the seller of the rifle used in that shooting. the lawsuit is claiming the bushmaster rifle shouldn't have been made publicly available because it's a military weapon, not suited for civilian use. [bell tolling]
>> yesterday, there was this, people packed church, they lit candles, remembering the sandy hook victims on the second anniversary of the shootings. bells rang honoring the 26th children and the teachers who were killed. there was also this memorial run. a new sandy hook elementary school will open next year. 8:25. a palo alto firefighter is expressing the struggles of young combat veterans through music. ♪ john preston is an iraq war veteran and an aspiring musician. he tells he watched one of his best friends who is a fellow marine struggle with post- traumatic stress and drug abuse after coming home. >> he was someone i always looked up to, so watching him melt down was destroying me. so i had to express the way i knew how, too.
♪ >> the song "your war is over" is about the fight with ptsd that facing one in five veterans. preston is donating part of the proceeds from the song to the campaign to help other veterans. dave? >> okay, tori. in other news, trash was left behind, gunshots were even fired. coming up in 29 minute, the fashion frenzy that took a very rowdy turn. with christmas just ten days aday, you can get the post office will be a packed place. this is the busiest mailing day of the year. you can see people lined up ready to male off the holiday gifts. how many more packages and letters postal workers will be handing today. we're looking at slow traffic all over the east bay, we have a problem in oakland. we'll tell you why some police activity may affect your drive
well, good morning. welcome back. we're following breaking news coming in from oakland. these are pictures from twitter of the oakland police headquarters. a large group of people have blocked off the area around the oakland police headquarters. they are also blocking the doors to the police station. this is trending on twitter as hashtag shutdownopd. these are pictures we're just
getting in. at the same time, 50 to 75 people have blocked the broadway offramp. that's about a block away from the police station. now, our crews are heading to both of these locations. we'll bring you an update on the situation, but again, don't try to drive around downtown oakland in the area near oakland police headquarters. a major demonstration around police headquarters and it is a traffic mess already in the middle of the morning commute. monday, december 15th. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic and you add to that, the weather. >> it was tough and then it let up a little bit. some of the rain has been over an inch, 1.25. the next band is moving onshore. it will be a cold, cloudy, breezy day. temperatures staying in the upper 40s for some. the heaviest rain has moved off.
we industrial a long way to go, one more system on friday. some of the rain, though, could be that he -- could be steady. still around fremont, pleasanton, an inch. danville an inch. it looks like it's letting up a little bit. clayton, pittsburg, oakley, brentwood, an inch of rain for some out there. from hercules, interstate 880 back to san rafael, marin county to the north picking up a little bit. i had reports around sebastopol, windsor and lake county. not heavy but it can be steady or picking up. that will add up to more rainfall totals, maybe 1.50 to 2. 40s and 50s. very, very cold. look how much is developing. there's colder air coming in. these are colder systems than we had last week. last week was a powerhouse. these are rainers but very cold and breezy. 40s and 50s on the temps. sal, an update? well, the broadway offramp from northbound 880 also double
as the onramp, if you know the way it works out. a lot of people come out of the posey tube and get on. this is causing a huge backup getting out of alameda. northbound 880 is slow. this is because of protesters. they are also at police headquarters in oakland at 7th street. they've chained themselves together with handcuffs. several police units are on the scene trying to make sure that the protesters don't actually get on the freeway. it's very, very slow. 580 is also slow. the weather has made it slow even before this happened. we're in for a mad monday morning -- bad morning commute. on the peninsula, it's been slow on 101. i would say 280 is a much better call. 280 is getting a lot of use of san bruno. and on the nimitz freeway, it's very, very slow. interstate 880 southbound is backed up from marina all the
way down to 237 and beyond that to milpitas. almost every commute is slow, please allow yourself extra time and use patience. happening today, christmas day just ten days away. todd today is the busiest mailing day of the year. alex savidge is there now. any crowds out there? >> reporter: already a good sized line inside the post office in san jose. obviously, this is the date. a lot of folks feeling the pressure here. christmas is getting close. a lot of people need to get -- today is the day where you can really -- you can breathe easy. if you mail it off today, you won't have any concerns about it getting there on time.
this is it, the busiest day of the year -- just at the san jose facility where we've spent the morning. this is behind the scenes. they were working hard loading up the trucks. just at this facility alone on this day, the postal service, all of the employees handle a million more packages and letters than they do on any given day. so that gives you a sense of the volume they are dealing with. let me bring in gus ruiz. he's with the postal office. what's the best advice when i show up with my sack of gifts. >> breathe easy. anticipate to breathe heavily. when you come in today, there will be people up here dropping off packages. come in, get it into the post office so we can get it delivered on time. also start thinking about the dates. december 20, you definitely want to get that stuff into the
mail. if you are sending someone something to the loved ones in the military military, december 17th is a critical date, especially with priority express for them. however, if you are a procrastinator, december 23rd, priority express mail is the way to go. always that last-minute out for folks. >> there's always an out. we're the place to come in. >> reporter: there you go. across the country, by the way, 640 million pieces of mail. that's what the u.s. post office will handle today. >> 640 million pieces today over a normal day of 523 million. it shows you the spike. >> reporter: the other trend we're seeing, a lot more packages, you were saying that's online shopping. we are a country that likes to shop online. more and more people are taking advantage of the convenience of shopping online. and so they also need to have the added convenience of a currier that they trusted to deliver it. that's where we come in.
>> reporter: this will be the scene. you will see this if you head out to any post office in the bay area today. pretty good sized lines. she are the early birds. these are the folks who got here early to mail off the presents. who is that going to? >> my sister in new zealand. >> reporter: a long trip. >> a long trip. >> reporter: you want to get it in the mail. >> as soon as possible. >> reporter: thank you. happy holidays. people have to get packages all around the world. you want to make sure the gifts get there on time. other thing they are doing, they will be delivering sundays and on christmas day. we've pointed that out today. that's how they will make sure all of those packages and letters and cards get to where they need to be on time. >> you are all over it. thank you. talk to you later. after weeks of protest of police-related shootings, some of them violent, the father of
michael brown addressed a crowd in san francisco at third baptist -- baptist church. he flew to the bay area after a march in washington, d.c. after the police-involved deaths of his 18-year-old son in ferguson, missouri and eric garner in new york, michael brown senior was among several speak, at yesterday's church service. he thanked the crowd for their support. >> we have a major fight going on. i gotta stand up. that's what i'm doing, standing up for our right. we love you. enough is enough. >> michael brown senior says he hopes his visit will inspire people to turn their frustration into action. he says there is a way to bring about change without violence and vandalism. the berkeley city council will hold its meeting tomorrow night in a venue that can handle what is expected to be a very large crowd. last week city's council
meeting was canceled when hundreds of demonstrators said they planned to attend. they are upset about the berkeley police response to recent protest esover the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. that city council meeting is set for 7:00 p.m. at longfellow middle school auditorium on derby street. the san jose police department says it's reviewing some controversial twitter posts by one of its officers. the posts were reaction to the recent protests against the police killings of unarmed african-american men. now, officer phillip white tweeted, and i'm quoting, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, i will be at the movies tonight, off duty carrying my gun. another tweet read, threaten mean or my family and i will use my god-given and law- appointed right and duty to kill you. these tweets have since been removed. the police department says it's investigating the officer's
actions and they will have more to say once that review is complete. 8:38. the death of a man whose poddy was found independent side a parked car in san leandro is being investigated as a homicide. police made the discovery on kennel worth and they say the man had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. police have not released any other details about the victim. they will asking anyone who may have information about the case to contact them. 8:39. police in san rafael still searching for the killer of a woman who was murdered six years ago. the body of 33-year-old ashley yamauchi was found in a parking lot behind the fourth street tavern on the morning of december 16th, 2008. she had been raped, and stringled. there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. more problems for b.a.r.t.'s new oakland airport connector. the service was shut down for
about 20 minutes late last night due to an electrical issue. there was also a mechanical problem that shut down office on friday. it's unclear if the two issues are related. the new airport service opened just three weeks ago. alameda's main street ferry terminal is back open after being closed for repairs. crews moved the floating dock and in -- installed new passenger gangways. similar work was done on the jack london square last month. the woman behind the most successful animated moviele all time is saying sheet she's -- saying she's sorry. ♪ let it go ♪ let it go >> coming up in 14 minutes, the reason she's apologizing to parents all across the country. okay. hey, traffic is very slow all
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on 2." 8:43. the recent storms are having a big impact on northern california lakes. folsom lake near sacramento looks beautiful right here. it has risen more than 7 feet in the past seven days. the boaters say things are finally looking up at the lake after three years of record- breaking dry weather. >> this used to be all exposed right here. used to go out to the peninsula. now it's all covered. >> definitely an improvement. >> absolutely. >> and more rain to come? >> hoping for it. >> it's fantastic. it's fantastic. it's really moving stuff around. that's what we need for gold panning. >> however, folsom lake still needs a lot more rain before the state water answer agencies can increase the 5-mile-an-hour speed for boaters. stay with us for all of our stormwatch coverage. we'll have updates on twitter and facebook. an artistic expression or a
protest that went too far. reaction this morning to effigies of african-americans hung from the uc berkeley campus. pam cook is in the studio with more. >> life-sized cardboard cutouts of people who were lynched in the early 1900s were left hanging on the cal campus over the weekend. now, ktvu news has decided not to show the images because of the graphic nature. but they went up in the middle of protests in berkeley, oakland and other parts of the bay area as well as across the country after the recent grand jury decisions in the deaths of michael brown and eric garner. now, a bay area collective of artists released a statement taking responsibility for the installation. they say they are apologizing to black americans who felt further attacked by their work. however, the group also says, for those who think these images depict crimes and attitudes too distasteful to be
seen, we respectfully disagree. our society must never forget. a campuswide e-mail called the display deeply disturbing and read we must all be vigilant to ensure we are creating a campus environment that alou force the free exchange of ideas and don't frighten or intimidate people. the protests are ongoing they say they were originally investigating this as a possible hate crime. let's quickly go to sal. you are still following protests in downtown oakland. >> and we're also following your normal commute. 880 has been slow. 80 westbound has been slow. the eastshore freeway and 580 also slow getting to this point. we're talking about 880, the protesters at downtown oakland
are not on the freeway but they are on the broadway offramp. that's also the broadway onramp if you no he how that works there. it's causing a huge delay out of alameda. don't use the posey tube getting out of alameda. go down to park greet or fruitvale or -- street or fruitvale or another way of getting out of alameda because you will be stuck in really, really slow traffic because of the protesters and the police activity. 101, the bayshore freeway, it's very, very slow all the way down into san jose and the south bay. the south bay has slow traffic everywhere you look. 101, 85, not a lot of crashes but a lot of slowing because of the wet weather. let's go to steve in the weather center. >> thank you, sal. a couple of reports coming in last thursday. in novato, petaluma. two areas that received a lot of rain. pretty good rain all morning long and david in novato said it's coming down good here. the rain is picking up. i know there's been an inch to
an inch and a quart ermt. the heaviest rain went to the east. there is a lot more to go. it's going to be a cloudy, cold day, breezy and rainy off and on. mill valley, 1.50, redwood shores 1.50. pleasanton danville, 1 inch, the san francisco .92. a couple reports saying it's let up. oakland airport and downtown an inch. petaluma, .87. there might be more where you are. about .50 to 1.50. there's three systems. today is one, tuesday night into wednesday will be another one. final one on friday. the one on friday may favor areas to the north more than us. but it looks like rain will move into the area. coverage isn't as intense but it's starting to pick up for areas. santa cruz mountains i know over .50. so cal, it looks like things are lightening up. not as much out towards the east bay, even though some areas have some rain. parts of brentwood, antioch has had over an inch of rain.
i had reports from there as well. pittsburg out to clayton and mt. diablo, 1 to 1.25. stretching over san pablo bay. saint st. helena. the system is proving through. there's cold air swinging in on the back side. that will enhance that. a couple of systems out of the northwest. that reinforces. 40s and 50s on the tell mtionles -- temps. it's a cold, raw day. many locations up in the sierra will get some snow. no warnings and watches but it will stack up over the next three, five days. snow level down to 3500 feet. you can see some of that, nothing too heavy but it will be consistent just like here. there's so much coming in that's lifting into the area.
if the rain lets up. >> it will pick up. rainy, cloudy, chilly temperatures, moderate rainfall, then it turns light. 40s and 50s on the temps. some areas into napa county, and santa cruz mountains will not get above 49 degrees. this will be a rainy week. it won't be a stormy week. but it will be a rainy week. after friday, there are hints that we see taking us into early comeks week, christmas week. >> will it be seasonal temps? >> it might be foggy and then sunny in san francisco. well, the director of the movie "frozen" is issuing a bizarre apology to parents. ♪ let it go >> director jennifer lee is saying sorry to parents for the beautiful song, "let it go." i kind of like it.
kids become obsessed with it. the song has broken records worldwide. many parents say while they are still listening to it, they are not as thrilled with the song as they were. they are probably a little sick of it. breaking news right now. we're go to go to brian flores. a big protest right in downtown oakland and it's also disrupting traffic. what's happening out there, brian? >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. 100 or so protesters are out here lining the streets right in front of oakland police headquarters. we're on 6th and broadway. there's also protest eson 7th and broadway as well. obviously the protesters are upset over the case of michael brown and eric garner. these protesters were here earlier in the morning about an hour or so go. it look likes traffic along the freeway is moving from --
freely. once up get off, you make a left on broadway from 6th. several protesters have chained themselves around the flagpole. actually, one has climbed the flagpole, if you can see. he's now on that flagpole on top until this protest is over. i did speak with an organizer just moments ago saying that they are doing this for four hours and 28 minutes today. so it started about an hour ago. roughly around noontime is when it is expected to be over. the significance of this has to deal with both of the -- of the people killed. every 28 minutes, they cite, that an half am person is killed in the streets of this country. so again, protesters have been out here. they are on 6th and broad bay. at 7th. and they will be here for at least noontime unless police step in. they are also planning another demonstration tonight 5:00 p.m.
at lake merritt as well. they say it will run from 5:00 to 6:30. at least for the commuters on northbound 880 as you go past the oakland police station. if you get off on broadway, a little bit of traffic detour if you will from protesters, demonstrators who have been here for about an hour now. dave and tori, back to you? >> before you go, we can see that we know the traffic is affected. i don't see any police presence out there. do you see them? are they visible? >> reporter: i have seen oakland police officers around the corner. there is a couple of -- actually, a line of chn cruisers from 8 -- a line of chp cruisers from 880. there is there is a police presence. it's unclear what the game plan is whether to remove the demonstrators this morning or to keep it as is. but at least -- i guess the silver lining. northbound 880 looks to be moving freely. if you have to get around here, keep that in mind as
demonstrators have blocked 6th and broadway as well as 7th and broadway. >> all right. we'll have updates on our website and social media as well. 8:54. we'll have more of "mornings on 2" right after this. stay with us. you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta... and the 2015 motor trend car of the year all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season... just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models. these guys should've gone to my place, cuz right now, i have two breakfast croissants for just four bucks. they're both made with a freshly cracked egg and melting cheese on a buttery, flaky croissant. try the supreme with bacon and ham, or the sausage. they'll fill you up for - whoa hey! what are you doing? you can't make a commercial for your restaurant at my restaurant!
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was telling us about. >> people are still getting off at broadway. we go to the live picture of people. there's the offramp. traffic will be slow coming out of the alameda anyway because of the disruption, but the protesters have been moved to city streets in oakland. this is still causing a delay in the area and we will follow this up coming up for the ktvu channel 2 news at noon. i want to show you the traffic on the bay bridge approach is moderate. we've had big delays on the east shore interstate 80 coming out from the carquinez bridge. in the south bay, still a lot of slow traffic and getting there also from the east bay. so please give yourself plenty of extra time. today's weather, let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. >> it looks like a rather busy week with more rainfall. the first system there will be a couple of more. one on wednesday and one final one on friday. rain picking up for many. it will be a cold, cloudy day. out of the east, 25, 30, off and on rain. >> we're pretty waterlogged. >> we're getting waterlogged.
>> i think wednesday will be a system. friday might be north. we'll need to get a break by friday. trust me. a lot of rain. >> all right, steve. >> that's our report for this morning. thank you for making cute your chice for news -- ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the ktvu noon news for more on the protests blocking the offramp. we'll have more on our website and social media and at noon. thank you for joining us. female announcer: sleep train thanks
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