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head out of town for christmas. we'll tell you what things look like this morning at the airport and we'll also tell you how weather could factor into your travel plans coming up. here at home, patchy dense fog, wet weather for tomorrow. i will break down our bay area pattern for you -- coming up. >> reporter: anti-gun violence ad shot in oakland actually tells students to bring guns to school. why some say that's the wrong message. we'll show you the video. some firefighters in the south bay being told to move. why their fire station may be hazardous to their health. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. thank you for joining us. if you or someone you know is flying home for the holidays, there could be trouble ahead. we are live at sfo this morning. here is a shot. you can see a lot of people kind of coming into the airport now. things look like they are running fairly smoothly this
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morning at sfo. however, a big storm is threatening to derail travel plans for millions of americans. high winds, thunderstorms, soaking rains are all set to slam into the east coast and the midwest. coming up in a couple of minute, we'll tech in with alex savidge who has been out at the airport all morning long checking in. he's talking to some very cheery travelers. >> yes. >> they are happy to be getting out of town and heading somewhere for the holidays. >> and meeting alex as well. thank you for joining us. good tuesday, december 23rd. i'm pam cook. >> i'm brian flores. let's get your day started with weather and traffic. by the way, steve is off. rosemary is here and -- >> we're holding down the fort. >> it should be a nice day today. >> yes, it is gonna be a beautiful day. yesterday afternoon, sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s, well above the seasonal average. that's what we'll have for today. this morning we're waking with
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partly cloudy skies. i want to give you a beautiful view of the baypoint concord area points to the east. here comes the sunrise. you have 20 minutes until the official sunrise. isn't that a beautiful view? you can see the low clouds there as west it look -- as well. it looks like a pillow to me. maybe because i'm sleepy. we have good weather, if you like it sunny and warm. we have sunny skies and light winds, those two combined with cool temperatures, we have nothing to contend with. it's especially thick over the south bay. san jose has reported right about a quarter mile visibility. you will find it in south san jose off to the east perhaps some through milpitas. take it outy out there. livermore your visibility has been good. in napa, from anywhere from three quarters of a mile to five miles. now it's ten miles. the stretch through american canyon. you may find it in fairfield as well in part, of the central
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valley. if you drive to the central valley, you will find it this morning. 48 degrees in concord. we have 47 in oakland. mid-40s in and around napa. 46 for you and 47 redwood city. so a chill in the air with the mostly clear skies out there. but by the afternoon, we're feeling good. take a look at these numbers. 67 in concord as well as livermore. 66 san jose, 68 in oakland. 67 in santa rosa and 65 for san francisco. we do have changes on the way. in addition to a cooldown. we have wet weather coming for christmas eve. i'm going to detail the time line on that for you coming up. good morning, sal. >> good morning. got a service alert from muni that the powell street cable car is not running now. they will be running shuttle buses instead. that's mainly a tourist thing. i do know that some people use the cable car to commute to work. if that's you, you will have a bus instead for the time being. we haven't heard from muni why that is but we'll try to find out more information. let's go to the live pictures. i want to show you the bay
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bridge is cleared out. this is exactly you might want to see if you still have to go to work. normally at 7:00 we're full. right now it's getting very good into san francisco. san mateo bridge the same thing goes. the visibility is not an issue as you drive out to the high rise of the san mateo bridge and over to the peninsula. when you get there, highway 101 looks good. we managed to find slow traffic and that's in livermore. but the traffic on the altamont pass has cleared out. it's obvious today is the dropoff day. a lot of people are not going in. a lot of schools are out. you will see slow traffic and fog. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. if you are traveling out of town, you will have a lot of company. ktvu's alex savidge live at sfo this morning. you've been there since 4:00 or so alex. what -- has it gotten more crowded? >> reporter: yeah, a lot more crowded, pam, as we move throughout the morning. a lot of folks getting out of town for the christmas holiday. let me show you the scene.
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we've been hanging out curbside here at sfo outside of terminal 2. it sort of comes in waves. you will see a lot of cars come up and drop people off. you will see a lull in the action. bun -- one good piece of news, no delays or cancellations out of sfo. we do understand that could change as we move closer to christmas. there is a very strong storm system that will be moving into the eastern third of the country over the next couple of days. that could impact travel online. some people have dunned this weather system santa bomb. it won't necessarily mean a white capacity. a lot of rain and strong winds that could trigger delays at major airport. airport officials are monitoring that storm and many people tell us they plan to get here very early this morning. worried about how busy it would be two days before christmas. >> they anxious. very anxious.
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i thought it would be a lot more crowded in the airport. but it's pretty efficient moving along. >> go with the flow and just kind of give us -- give yourself enough time to get to where you are going. >> reporter: and there will be quite a few people hitting the airports this holiday season. aaa is predicting 98.6 million americans will travel during the holidays. that figure is up 4% from last year. and again, so far this morning, snow is not seeing any dray -- delays. it's the next couple of days we may have to worry about. >> that's true. it's not just today. >> reporter: of course, once you travel, see the relatives for christmas, you have to worry about getting back home and have to worry about the storm system. we'll talk to rosemary about that. 7:06 is the time right now. before you hit the road, you can also track the latest weather and traffic on our website. don't forget, ktvu.com or use
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your ktvu mobile app. it's being called one of the biggest airport security breaches in years. a delta airlines baggage handler has been arrested for reportedly running a gun smuggling operation on passenger jets. the fbi says the baggage handler and a former delta employee used carry-on luggage to transport the weapons. police say earlier this month, the men brought 18 guns, seven loaded onto a flight to new york. reportedly, the baggage handler used the security clearance to get the guns past checkpoints. mort details are expected to be release -- more details are expected to be released this afternoon. it starts with a teenaged boy taking a gun from his parents' bedroom and bringing it to school. this is not a school shooting story but rather the beginning of a controversy new public service announcement. katie u utehs has more. >> reporter: we've been showing
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this to folks on the street. they stop, think and have thought-provoking answers. many are saying the message delivered in this public service announcement is dangerous. we'll let you decide. ♪ >> reporter: that's the piano music by sleeper 13 productions. it shows a teenaged boy sneak into a bedroom and take a handgun from a dresser drawer shoving it into his backpack. he then takes it to school. scenes that were shot at the north oakland community charter school according to the video credits, this video posted on youtube after students leave the classroom, the teen approaches his teacher. ♪ >> can you take this away? i don't feel safe with a gun in
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my house. ♪ >> reporter: certainly jarring images there as he slams the gun on the desk. the words, our children deserve a safe world run on the screen followed by, stop gun violence now. some people say the video is sending the wrong message. >> you feel -- you have a friend, an aunt or uncle, go ahead and talk. >> no one should bring guns to school. but if they don't have any other place to go to, that could be -- i don't want to say safe place but an outlet. >> reporter: we've been checking the youtube page. within the last hour, it's up to 14,000 dislikes and short of 100 likes. so definitely people having a very strong reaction to it. the director of the charter school where this video was made told "the washington times" they were granted
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permission to shoot on campus but were not aware of the message beforehand. the backlash on social media against the director has been strong. we've reached out for her comment. she's san francisco-based director. and we've also reached out to the oakland unified school district which overseas the charter school to get reaction from the district. we've posted this on our outlets and would love to hear what you are saying. i've received quite a few interactions on twitter and mostly people saying they feel it's dangerous. but it's spurring a discussion. >> certainly very strong reaction on both sides. katie utehs reporting live from emeryville, thank you. jim harbaugh responding to reports that he could be out of a job by this week, this time next week. fox sports is reporting the 9ers will likely cut ties with harbaugh within two days after the team's final game of the season on sunday. that report came up several times during harbaugh's regularly scheduled news conference yesterday. at one point, reporter asked if
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harbaugh if he was ready to speak publicly about him and the front office. >> it's a good question. it's a really good question. [laughter] >> go ahead -- [laughter] >> yeah. the high road is the only road i know. >> harbaugh is almost certain to break ties with the 49ers, despite his largecy successful four years as the head coach. he's reportedly considering offers from the university of michigan. the oakland raiders and the chicago bears. court documents are providing new information about a sexual assault accusation against ray mcdonald. the search warrant and affidavit say the victim and mcdonald ended up at his house after a night of drinking in a san jose bar. the woman said she woke up naked the next morning and couldn't remember anything. she said ray mcdonald ended up admitting to having sex to her. she contacted police and gave the police her cell phone.
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in a series of text message, ray mcdonald wrote, i don't understand why you are bothered. you chose to stay with me for another day. i didn't do anything wrong. i felt line we had a real connection and like each other. the victim admits she did stay with mcdonald and went to the store to buy alcohol. legal analysts say these cases can be hard to prosecute. >> she may have consented but the question is was she too embarrassed to lawfully give consent? >> legal analysts say the case will understand to how drunk the woman was around whether or not mcdonald knew she was indocuments tate -- intoxicated. coming up at 7: 30 the reason the spirit of giving may be lacking this holiday season. there will be more victims. >> the attacks that prompted officers to shoot and kill two dogs in the east bay.
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welcome back. 7:14. police in san leandro shot and killed two dogs. police say two unlearned pit bulls first attacked a dogger and his dog at the marina sunday morning. the dog that was attacked had to be put down. hours later, the pit bulls attacked a man and his small dogs. after that, the officers say they were forced to shot and kill. >> tried to corral the dogs and wait for animal control to put a tranquilizer to the dogs. they became very aggressive toward our officers. >> police are looking for the driver of a blue toyota pickup seen dropping off the partly sunny skies. pg&e has released a dozen more incriminating emails providing fresh evidence of what critics claim is back channel communications between the utility and state regular
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laters at -- regulators at the puc. san bruno's mayor is not happy about the timing of the release. he calls it "another thinly vailed attempt by pg&e to expose at a time when the public and news media are heading into the holiday season." there are just two more shopping days left until christmas which means now is the final push for holiday shoppers. in fact, stores are offering extended hours and deep discounts. some people say they had to wait for one more paycheck before they could start shopping again. others say they enjoy the thrill of being in the crowd. >> i have sharks and warriors. it has to be done by jeopardy and the games start. >> i love it. the national retail federation says 9% of holiday shoppers
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don't cross the last item off their list until christmas eve. the countdown between santa's flight means the battle to track st. nick is heating up. the santa tracker showcases santa's dashboard and helps children everywhere know when santa might be at their homes. the u.s. and canadian air forces say they have been tracking santa since the 1950s. they will stick with their world-famous satellite and radar systems. two competitors are making sure everyone knows they will be keeping a close eye on santa's location. let's go to sal. are you done shopping, my friend? >> yes, i am. now it's a question of extras, like stocking shoppers. all of the important stuff has been purchased. >> good, man. >> if you have to do shopping, you are watching us saying, man, i need to get into the
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city today, well, if you are driving on 80 westbound or wherever you are going, you don't necessarily have to shop. 80 looks pretty good from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. 19 minutes. if you are driving to the city for whatever reason. the bay bridge toll plaza is not a big backup right now. a lot of people still have to go to work. what's happening, a significant number are not and that is making it easier for those of us who have to work. let me move to the maps. i want to show you the traffic in marin county. slow on southbound 101 approaching san rafael. that's about it. no problems on the richmond bridge. 7:18. let's go to rosemary in the weather center. patchy fog. >> you are right. but where we have the clear skies, it's a beautiful start to the day. good morning, sunshine. it's actually rising right about now. the official sunrise right about 7:22. we're almost there. but take a look at this view. we'll have mostly sunny skies for today. only minor changes in store for
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the afternoon. temperatures will be very similar as sal mentioned. we're dealing with patchy fog. it's especially over the south bay. sfo had delays up to an hour because of the low clouds and fog. not today. we're actually in pretty good shape. let's take a look at your travel forecast. we have snow mix in the upper midwest. this will kent -- continue to towsh the east from the ohio valley, stretching to new england. take a look at the eastern half of the country. thunderstorms even a possibility for parts of the southeast. this is what we'll see as we get into the day ahead. there are reports of delays in areas like houston, new york as well as philadelphia. that to be aware of if you are flying out or know somebody arriving to the bay area. we'll remain nice and dry for the second half of the afternoon. temperatures will be well above the seasonal norm as we get into the second half as well. the patchy fog this morning overing part of the south bay and north bay, maybe in and out
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of the central valley. that's where we are seeing it thick. outside of that, we have nice weather in store for today. clouds will be increasing as we get into tonight and for tomorrow on christmas eve. it looks like a chance for showers. in fact, looking pretty good at this point. and the models are speeding it up. looked like it was gonna roll through christmas eve evening. now it looks like christmas eve afternoon. i will show you what i mean. in addition to picking up the possibility of rainfall amount, it's also going to give us a time line. by noontime, notice it begins to move into parts of the north bay. by 1:00, it's filling into san rafael. as we get into the 2:00 hour, 3:00 hour, it's creeping down along the peninsula and into the east bay and between 3:00 and 4:00. as far as rainfall amounts. .10 or less expected with this. but we've got a few areas that may pick up more. we'll say 2/10 or less expected with this and sierra snow up. to a foot of new snow expected for the sierra.
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as we get into today, one reminder, we have the coastal flood advisory that last for the coastline as well as those low-lying areas along the bay front for the peninsula as well as the east bay our marshes and slews. temperatures a chilly start in walnut creek. 49 for you. along the peninsula, upper 40s, low 50s, for the afternoon, 66 redwood city. 68 in oakland. you are one of the warmer spots. 67 for concord as well as santa rosa. the extended forecast here, today is the warmest day, we begin to cool down tomorrow with the clouds in place, a little shot of rain coming through. we have dry weather in time for christmas day. we're dry for the weekend. temperatures don't move much. >> looking very nice. are you done with your shopping? >> no, i'm not. thanks for pointing it out. >> trying to get it out there. sorry about that. hang in there. >> you got it. coming up, a case of road rage on interstate 80. >> put it in reverse.
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put it in reverse. >> in 20 minutes, video of a scary encounter that landed one driver in handcuffs. we couldn't ask for a better christmas gift this holiday. >> what the family of a window wash who fell 11 stories and lived is says about the fall and his road to recovery. female announcer: sleep train thanks
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all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies! thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa! and thank you for donating money.
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announcer: your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. thank you! thank you! ¡gracias por su ayuda! [baby cooing] thank you. welcome back. the window washer who fell from the top of a san francisco high rise and survived is gradually improving. pay dro perez's family and -- pedro perez's family and doctors call it a miracle. now they are looking for another miracle as they face financial chap -- challenges. >> it's not easy for me to stand here and ask for help and i wouldn't be doing it unless my dad and family needed. >> 19-year-old monica perez said her father will be moved from the hospital by christmas. he's going to a rehabilitation facility in pleasanton.
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he shattered his kidney and pelvis and has head trauma but doesn't remember the fall. >> i've showed him pictures of the accident and showed him videos. he doesn't remember any of that. nothing at all. >> it's not clear if he will ever fully recover. although his family is hoping for the best. in the meantime, his oldest daughter has drop dropped out of college to work full time and his wife is working extra hours. they are not able to cover all of the bills. they have set up a go -- a go mund me site. we have a link at ktvu.com. we're learning about the first flu-related death in california this season. the victim is an elderly woman. she lived in los angeles and did have an underlying medical condition. health officials say the flu activity is increasing and that it's not too late to get a shot. they do expect the flu season is peak in january and february. the family of a santa cruz county woman who died from
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listeria after eating a prepackaged caramel apple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against safeway. 81-year-old shirley jean bought the apples in felton around halloween. she died. the listeria outbreak has affected 29 people in ten states. the family says the health officials have confirmed she had the same strain of listeria has four our people whose deaths are also linked to prepackaged caramel apples. the cdc is still trying to figure out which brands are involved. but in the meantime, it's urging anyone with caramel apples at home to throw them out. 7:26. a bride and groom, robbed of all of their wedding photos. coming up in 20 minutes, how a sentimental stop the couple made after the ceremony to take a few more pictures ended at the point of a gun. >> reporter: firefighters at one station in san jose are facing a health hazard.
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we'll tell you about station inside that caused a shutdown of one of the firehouses. things are getting better on the morning commute. kind of early. you can see 237 which usually is crowded. looks good. we'll give you some of the other key points for the morning commute.
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good morning. thank you for joining us here on "mornings on 2." we are live outside of a fire station that's now abandoned in san jose. the health scare that forced the firefighters to pack up and move out of that fire station. ktvu's janine de la vega joins in just a couple of minutes. she's looking into the cause of this and she's gonna talk about the problem and what san jose's new mayor is saying about that problem. >> thank you for joining us. it's tuesday, december 23rd. i'm pam cook in for torbie campbell. >> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. rosemary is in for steve as well. could be the warmest day of the week. >> it is. we have nice weather coming our way. we've got sunny skies as well. it's a beautiful start to the day for many of us. and then you have this in san jose where we're dealing with fog this morning. take a look at that skyline. a lot of gray in the air. at the ground level, it's a
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little bit hazardsous out there. again, be on your guard we're tracking the fog this morning. san jose looks to be the hub at least for the time being. let's check in with visibility down to about a quarter mile. so all of these freeways in and out of san jose through south san jose, you will find it. 280, 101, 680, 880 all reports patches of dense fog. that means visibility down to a quarter mile or less. as we get into parts of the north bay, we had it earlier. but napa has improved. santa rosa looking good. concord not bad. i see a little patch here. if you are cruising in and out of maybe -- maybe you are away from vallejo, you may find some along 880, highway 1 as well. temperature, mostly clear skies. a chillier start. 48 in concord. 43 in walnut creek. 54 in livermore and along the peninsula. we have 55 for you san francisco. 47 in redwood city. to the north bay, temperatures remain in the 40s. 49 for santa rosa. novato, 48 and 46 in napa. san jose at 50 degrees. for the afternoon, brian touched on it a moment ago.
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nice and mild. 68 for oakland today. 65, san rafael. mid 60s san mateo. 65 mountain view. 67 for livermore as well as concord. today the warmest day as we get into tomorrow, the clouds increase. rain on the way for christmas eve. i will time it out for you. all of that coming up. good morning, sal. good morning, rosemary. you know, we do have a look at the traffic and it's actually doing very well at the bay bridge. 7:30 here a little after that. we usually don't see this. today is a dropoff today. today we're not. we suspect that tomorrow it will be even lighter as people get ready for the holiday. now, if you are driving on any of the other bridges, the same thing goes. this is a look at 880. that traffic is looking very good. let me show you something here on 580. remember how we had some slow traffic early this morning. that's all gone. this is a nice sight. the road sensors are showing
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mostly green. that means mostly go traffic and no stop and go. it's mostly very nice all the way into the castro valley. 880 and 238 also are looking good. 7:32. back to the desk. all right. thank you, sal. a health scare at a san jose firehouse forced firefighters to move out. firefighters say there is a mold infestation and today city officials are supposed to address it. janine de la vega joins us now from san jose to talk about this problem and what this new mayor has to say about it. janine? >> reporter: firefighters are worried. they tell me that mold has been a problem here at fire station 16 here in east san jose on king wood for four years. they say that complaints have been made to the city. it's unclear why it hasn't been addressed until now. last night, our crew was there when firefighters from station 16 moved out. these photos show some of the mold growing.
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crews had to move their furniture and kitchen appliances into the garage because they were concerned for their health. the department's command staff visited the station yesterday and determined all 24 firefighters on three shifts needed to move out. some firefighters wonder if the recent rain and the moisture caused the problems at the station to worsen. a fire captain tells us inspectors will be at the station later today to figure out the next course of action on how to clean up the building. >> obviously, this has taken too long if it hasn't happened already. yif above told by the fire chief, they are moving as quickly as they can. i'm confident they will make sure the firefighters are safe and we'll move forward. >> reporter: even though crews from fire station 16 have temporarily moved. we've a been told they will be patrolling the area during peak hours so there should not be a disruption to service. firefighter says cutbacks in the budget may have prevented the city to renovate older fire
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stations in the city like station 16. mayor-elect sam liccardo said he will be monitoring the station to see how soon the cleanup will take place. he has been told construction crews will be out sometime later today. it could take weeks to end up getting this whole problem fixed. back to you. >> so it's surprising it's taking them so long to get this taken care of for them. >> reporter: yeah, he didn't have an answer to that. you know, they know there's been mold problems i guess at two other fire stations again, because of the older buildings. but that's really a mystery as far as, you know, truly how long has this been going on and why hasn't anything been done. also new this morning, san jose firefighters investigating three early-morning car fires. two were reported shortly after midnight in the area of south bascom and southwest
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expressway. arson investigators are calling these fires suspicious. they are trying to determine if these fires are connected to a third car fire that was reported about 90 minutes later on yerba buena avenue. continuing coverage of the deadly shooting of two new york city police officers. we're now hearing from the widow of one of those officers. and protesters are refusing to honor request from new york's mayor to stop anti-police demonstrations until after the funerals. officers wenjian liu and rafael ramos were sitting in their patrol car on saturday when they were shot by ismaaiyl brinsley. brinsley later took his own life. a funeral for officer ramos is planned for saturday morning. officer lui's family is on their way from china. yesterday, his widow addressed the public. >> this is a difficult time for both. our families. >> now, new york mayor bill deblasio asked protesters to stop demonstrating until after
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the officers' funerals but protesters say that's an attempt to stop free speech and they are going ahead with the march planned for tonight. we're also hearing from the family of the shooter. his sister says he was estranged from them and a deeply troubled man. >> this has nothing to do with police real -- retaliation. this was an emotionally troubled kid. he needed helpest didn't get it -- help. he didn't get it. >> brinsley's sister and aunt said they found out about the shooting through the media. they say he was the father of two young children. they also say he had been arrested multiple times and the question people should ask is why did he keep getting released. police are looking for someone who robbed a bride and groom of wedding photos. it happened saturday afternoon after a photo shoot at oakland hospital where the newlyweds met. they wanted to stop by the high school. police say the shoot had just wrapped up when three men
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approached and stole their equipment at gunpoint. the stolen equipment is worth $13,000. one of the photographers said aurl they want are the pictures back. police are kof 0 offer -- are offering a $25,000. the oakland raiders are still helping to collect toys for kids in need. people lined up at southland mall to meet four players. they were signing autographs for anyone who donated toys for tots. in two hours, the players collected more than 500 toys that will be given to children in foster care or hospitals tomorrow night. a new survey shows americans plan to give more to charity this year with some cities being more jen us other than others -- jenner ours than others -- generous than others. tara moriarty joins us from a toy drive getting underway in one hour. >> reporter: we're next door to fire house 9 where in one fire, the san francisco fire department is kick off the toy
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drive. at 8:30, people are gonna come by and doe drop off presents -- and drop off presents donated. the biggest reason for the spike in donations this year, americans are feeling confident economically. we spoke to one worker at a coffee shop who said through his church he's been donating food an clothes to help a family in need. >> i feel like it will help a lot of people. i actually put myself in their place. i've been in times of need. so i know -- i know the feeling of struggle. >> reporter: so which u.s. cities are the most generous? salt lake city, utah top honors, memphis, tennessee and burling -- burlingham, alabama and then san jose at 48th.
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come in one hour, we'll talk about this program and hopefully meet some families who will benefiting from it. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, back to you. >> always nice to see all of the good things done. 7:39 is the time. we're getting a look at some amazing you? video from nasa's orion spacecraft as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere. this is what astronauts might see if they were inside the capsule. first it passes through hot gases which creates a spectacular purple glow. once it is out of the fire zone, it steers to earth. the parachutes open up and the capsule makes a splash-landing off baja, california. as part of the test flight, the unmanned spacecraft orbited and another test flight is scheduled for 7:18. 7:40 is the time. coach harbaugh remaining tight- lipped about his future. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," he explain why
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he won't talk publicly about his future with the 49ers. >> this is the first time i've had a direct intervention from santa claus himself. yep. a hotel manager put on the spot by the man in the red suit. what one of his employers asked for for christmas. we're looking at a commute that's pretty much disappeared. it's good news for you if you have to go to work. we'll give you a look at some of the main commutes. you can see for yourself. a beautiful winter day in store for your tuesday before our weather turns wet, once again. i will have your numbers for the afternoon and our transition to rain -- coming up.
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welcome back. the two victims for the hostages in australia have been laid to rest. there are reports that tori johnson tried to grab the hostage taker's gun when it went off. that gunman was killed when police stormed the building. a public memorial for katrina dawson was also held today. the lawyer and mother of three died while shielding her pregnant friend from the gunfire. that woman spoke at dawson's member and she says if there's one thing we can learn from dawson 'example, it's how to love and show love. a woman is facing several charges after a road rage incident on interstate 80. one of the victims caught the whole thing on camera. >> she just hit our car. she's pushing off the road.
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she's pushing off the road. she's coming for us. put it in reverse. >> it all happen happened saturday afternoon. a passenger in a white mazda called to report a woman was tailgating them. at one point, they hit the mazda and pull in front and blocked it. the woman got out of the explorer. people told the woman in the mazda to deep drive -- to keep driving. the driver of the explore, 50- year-old deidre aroko was arrested and charged with reckless driving and obstructing an officer. atherton police are searching for a man who followed a 13-year-old girl and took pictures of her. that happened yesterday morning while the girl was jogging here park lane and camino. police say a man in a dark gray toyota prius followed her for death blocks and took pictures of her when she stopped to tie her shoes. he's described as caucasian, unshaven with a medium build and wearing a red and blue
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beanie and dark sun glasses. u.s. officials are not saying whether they had anything to do with an outage in north korea that lasted for nine service. this came amidan escalating war of words between the united states and north korea over the cyber attack on sony pictures. president obama said the u.s. would respond proportionately to the attack on sony without giving specifics. a state department spokes bern would not confirm nor deny whether the u.s. had anything to do with the outage in north korea. >> it could be anything. that's part of the problem. it could be mismanagement. it's very possible this is a bad day to be an i.t. administrateert in north korea. we have no idea. >> there's very little internet access in north korea. it's mostly restricted to government and military use. 7:46. and the eighth and final candle will be lit in san francisco's union scare. the ceremony begins at 5:00.
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this will include traditional treats, and a live musical performance. the eighth candle will be lit starting at 6:00 tonight. all right. 7:46 is the time. sal, i know you are starting with the golden gate bridge. were gonna check in on parking around the airports, too. >> i just spoke with the duty manager at sfo. there's no problem with parking and pam and brian, one of the things that i've noticed people have more options to get to airports. i checked in with oakland and in with san jose. they don't have any issues. in this day in age, i don't think they will because of the increased capacity and also b.a.r.t. this is a look at the golden gate bridge. photographers run to the bridge, beautiful light here as you can see, it's a nice picture and not a cloud in the sky. a great day for a photo. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is also light. so we've started to see the holiday light now as we approach the christmas holiday expecting it will be this way at the very least for the rest of the week and maybe next
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week, too. 580 which is where we go to find slow traffic, we can't see it right nowsm. traffic looks good as you drive true. in the south bay, the freeways are also looking good. santa clara valley doesn't seem to be having a lot of issues at the moment. 7:47. let's go to rosemary in the studio. >> yes. a pleasant drive and a pleasant day in store. this morning we are waking up with a few patches of dense fog. that still remains but not from this beautiful shot here where we have mostly cloudy skies. we've got some nice winter weather coming our way for your tuesday. but changes coming as early as tomorrow. for today, the ridge of high pressure still in firm control. you can see the arch here pushing that storm track well to the north of us. at least for now. patchy fog still reported in areas like san jose and napa now reporting visibility down to a quarter mile. we're not finished with it. but we will eventually. we'll be left with partly cloudy skies, mostly cloudy skies and our temperatures will be running very warm for this time of year as we get into the
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second half of the day. on the back side there is a front that will bring us some rain as early as christmas eve. it looks like it will move through quite fast. take a look. as we get into the afternoon today we're mostly sunny. i think by the second half of the afternoon and into the evening hours, we do have the clouds piling you aing long the coastline -- along the coastline. we wake up christmas eve morning and we are partly to mostly cloudy with those mid and high level clouds in place and the rain already beginning to move into northern california. we may have a little bit of drizzle out there tomorrow morning. by noontime, it's beginning to creep into part, of the north bay. it fills in by 1:00, 2:00, it's crossing into the central bay. 2:00 it's into the south bay. as quickly as it moves in, it's moving out. by 5:00, 6:00, it's already passing through and on its way. we have snow in the sierra, picking up a foot of snow right about the ski resort level. under mostly sunny skies, a little bit of patchy fog.
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43 in walnut creek. sfo doing quite well. haven't had a lot of fog in the air yaufl. good visibility comes no restrictions on those flights. the delays not so bad. 66 in berkeley this afternoon. 65 in san francisco. we'll go into the upper 60s for oakland as well as hayward and down into the south bay where we have temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. 65 for mountain view. 68 for morgan hill as well as santa cruz. the extended forecast here, dry today, turning wet for tomorrow. dry again by christmas day and then we do remain dry as we get into your bay area weekend. today is going to be the warmest day behind this system. we have cool weather pulling in. upper 50s to low 60s. that looks to be the rule as we get into the second half of the weekend. >> we're not expecting a lot of wind with this system coming through. >> it looks like it could be breezy. >> okay. thanks for mentioning that. >> does it affect santa coming in? >> i think santa is in good
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shape. >> he will handle it. >> he does. >> coming from the north pole. >> right. >> thank you. >> you got it. a major recall of a popular christmas gift. just ahead, the reason millions of particular coffeemakers are being pulled off store shelves across the country. as you know, we've been searching for the best holiday displays around the bay area. up next, the bay area family that really rolls out the welcome mat when it comes to spreading cheer.
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a grandfather is getting a gift from santa that both he and his boss will likely never forget. leo is getting the day off from his job at a hotel in connecticut. it's all because his grandson wrote a letter to santa with a very special request and it
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read my my greatest wish is that you talk to my grandfather eats boss and ask him -- grandfather's boss and ask him if he could give my grandfather the day off. >> real touching. being he's my older grandson, i had to do something. >> this is the first time i've had a direct intervention from san taupe clause him -- santa claus himself. >> the hotel manager responded saying, i think it would be best if you planned to take the day off and spend it with your family. julian made one more request, saying, i would love an x-box 360. >> why not? he's listening. might as well. here at ktvu we've been searching the bay area to see who is all decked out for the holidays. we asked you, our viewers, to help us. >> this is one of my favorites.
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this home is the remberro house. we go through it every year. we sent our crew to tour it. >> an as home for christmas spirit, christmas displays. santa is my dad. >> and the family literally open their front door and invite people to come in and tour the entire house because look inside. the entire house is decorated. each room has a different scheme. >> that's incredible. thousands of people from all over the bay area flock to see the home. this year they've had 19 tour bus visits, including one filled with people from turlock. >> wow. they say it takes them three months to decorate. two months to put it all way. my daughters asked that question same question. they wanted to know. they say almost everybody that tours asks one question. >> do you live here? >> the home is totally
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functional. just not between 6:00 and 10:00 when the door is open. >> i really enjoy it. something i gave from my heart to novato and all over the bay area. >> that's the one thing about all of these homes. everyone does it from the heart. >> they really do. he says at the end of each year, they all agree that they have too much stuff but each time christmas comes around, he says he comes home from stores with boxes of new decorations and this year he bought a santa sleigh that he says he loves to sit in. >> i will tweet out a picture. we took a picture with him, my girls and i. but we didn't take a picture in the sleigh. it's a wonderful family event. we've been amazed at the response and the holiday displays submitted for all of our contests. tomorrow we'll reveal who wins the title and the bragging rights of having the bay area's best holiday display. >> it will not be my house. in the meantime, airports
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are expected to be packed with holiday travelers today. after the break, coming up, the reason many flights could be grounded. >> reporter: an anti-gun violence ad has created quite the controversy. we'll show you why some say it's sending the wrong message. good morning. right now we're looking at a commute where traffic is light. look at the golden gate bridge. what a beautiful shot here. but the traffic is also a sight to see on most bay area roads. plus, the weather will be the weather story for the day. at this hour, patchy
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♪holiday road >> another classic. >> a lot of people hitting the road with the packed airports. there are sure to be major headaches. here's something else that will deliver some problems. coming up in two minutes, ktvu's alex savidge explains what it threatening to ground hundreds of flights across the country. good morning. thank you for joining us here on "mornings on 2." i'm pam cook in for tori
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campbell. >> i'm brian flores. let's get your day started. rosemary is here for steve. it could be a nice day. >> it's hard to complain. >> doing pretty good. what about fog? >> a lot of people will be hitting the road. is it foggy along highway 5? >> the central definitely had fog. you will find it there. there is an advisory. we have our own bout the fog. it's not widespread. we'll squeeze in closer. san jose down to an eighth of a mile of visibility. that will be tough to get through. take it easy. keep those low rights on and you should be okay. we've got it over parts of san jose south into areas like morgan hill. the darker the shade, the thicker it is. you will find along 101, 280, 680, 880 reporting it at times. in oakland, seven miles visibility. napa also reporting down to a quarter mile. this is actually deteriorated.
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at least the weather in that area because in the last hour, napa was doing pretty good. it comes and goes. it thickens and improves. we won't be finished with it just yet. it will take us another hour for areaias around -- areas around san jose. if you don't have the fog and you do have the clear skies, chances are you have a still in the air. 48 in santa rosa, 43 in napa. upper 40s to low 50s around the bay. as we get into the afternoon, we've got a beautiful forecast. take a look at some of these numbers. 65 in fairfield. 65 in vallejo. 68 in oakland. mid-60s san francisco. a lot of 60s along the peninsula. santa rosa, you will go to 67 for the afternoon with mostly sunny skies. today is actually going to be the warmest day. changes coming our way. they are wet changes. i will have a detail on the pattern transition coming up. good morning, sal. good morning. right now we're looking at a commute where traffic is doing very well. as a matter of fact, we've seen
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some of these commutes get much better over the last few hours. it started off kind of slow this morning. now, 880 is still showing a backup passing the coliseum. but it only lasts as far as high street. and then it clears up to downtown oakland. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we don't have any delay to speak of. traffic is moving along very nicely. it's about a ten-minute drive across into san francisco. as we look at the south bay, we've had a couple of crashes but even then, those crashes have not caused any major backups just because traffic vol loom is olight. we also checked in with the san francisco and all of the bay area transit systems. they are running on regular schedules and not reporting any major delays. back to the desk. happening now, one of the busiest travel days of the year is officially underway. alex savidge has more on why airline passengers are hoping a storm elsewhere won't ruin
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their holiday plans. >> reporter: things have been busy all morning long here at sfo, just two days before christmas. a lot of people trying to get away for the holiday. this is what things look like here at sfo outside of terminal 2. it's been busy at curbside with a lot of cars coming to drop people off. on this busy travel day, the good news, there are no travel delays or cancellations for flights into or out of sfo. weather not an issue. but all of that could change as we close in on christmas. there is a strong storm that will be moving into the eastern part of the country over the next couple of days. online, some have dubbed this weather system santa bomb. it won't bring snow but it will bring a lot of rain and strong wind and that could trigger delays at major airports. airport officials here at sfo are monitoring that storm. many people tell us they plan to get here early this morning worried about how busy it would be two days before christmas. >> very anxious. very anxious. i thought it would be a lot
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more crowded in the airport. but it's pretty efficient moving along. >> go with the flow and kind of give yourself enough time to get to where you are going. >> reporter: there will be a lot of people hitth the airports this year. aaa predicts 98.6 million americans will travel for the holidays. that figure is up 4% from last year. so far, no delays to report here at sfo. just two days ahead of christmas. but of course, the situation can easily change. at sfo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. back to you. thank you. jim harbaugh is responding to reports he could be out of a job this time next week. fox sports is reporting the 9ers will likely cut ties with harbaugh within two days after the team's fine pal game of the season on sunday. that report came up several times during harbaugh's regularly scheduled news conference yesterday. at one point, a reporter asked harbaugh if he was ready to
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speak publicly about his reportedly battles with the front office. >> it's a good question. a very good question. [laughter] >> go ahead, if you want to. [laughter] >> the high road is the only road i know. >> it's being reported that harbaugh is almost certain to break ties with the 9ers despite his largely successful four years as the team's head coach. he's reportedly considering offers from the university of michigan, the oakland raiders and the chicago bears. court documents are providing new information about a sexual assault accusation against ray mcdonald. the search warrant and affidavit say the victim and ray mcdonald ended up at his house after a night of drinking on december 14th in a san jose bar. now, the woman says she woke up naked the next morning and couldn't remember anything. she says mcdonald admitted to having sex with her and that's when she contacted police and gave them permission to use her cell phone. in a series of text message,
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ray mcdonald report, i don't understand why you are bothered. you chose to stay with me for another day. i didn't do anything wrong. i felt like we had a good connection and like each other. the victim admits she went to the store to buy alcohol with him the next day and stayed with him. legal analysts say these cases can be hard to prosecute. >> she may have been impaired but the question is was she too impaired to legally consent. a former chp officer charged with stealing photos from the phones of women in custody is planning to take ta plea deal. attorney michael reigns says his client shawn harrington plans to plead guilty or no contest at his january 27th court date. he resigned in october. prosecutors say he took the photos from women's cell phone when the women were arrested for dui. it's a public service
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announcement that's stirring up a lot of comments and controversy. it shows a teenaged's boy taking his parents' gun and turning it into his teacher. reaction on my facebook page, people are upset it's encouraging kids to take a gun to school. >> reporter: that's a common reaction that we're hearing. as i'm showing the video to people, they are pausing and soaking it up before they react. in that sense, it is thought provoking. but many are saying, the message is dangerous and off the mark. you can decide for yourself. ♪ >> reporter: that's the piano music. a teenage boy sneaks into a bedroom and takes a handgun from a dresser drawer, shoving it into his backpack and he takes it to school. the video has seens shot at the north oakland community charter
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school. after students leave the classroom, the teen approaches his teacher. ♪ >> can you take this away? i don't feel safe with a gun in my house. ♪ >> reporter: it is jarring as that gun slams on the desk. the words our children deserve a safe world run on the screen followed by, stop gun violence now. some are concerned the video is sending the wrong message. >> we'll talk as a family about it. but not all kids have that and kids will believe what schools say. so they will go hunting for guns. >> this doesn't help the communities. it makes it worse. >> reporter: the psa's dislikes on youtube are climbing rapidly within the last hour, the number is now more than 14,000. there are several more likes but only around 100.
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the director of the charter school told "the washington times" officials granted the company permission to shoot on campus but were not aware of the message beforehand. oakland unmy fid oversees the charter school. we have -- unify fid oversees the charter school -- unified overs the charter school and we have yet to receive a comment back. b.a.r.t. offering free trips on its new connector to the oakland airport for children during the holidays. we were talking about parking. the promotion launched on friday, it will run all the way through january 4th. children 12 and under have to print out the promotion online to get the free pass.
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the new 484 million connector opened just last month. a lot of people taking advantage of it. >> yeah, certainly during the holidays. firefighters from the south bay forced to move out. in 23 minutes, the dangerous discovery inside the house. after the break, the extensive operation involving a u.s. airline and carry-on luggage. if you are driving somewhere right now, most likely you are gonna run into some pretty good conditions. but we are watching all of the commutes and i do have some slowdowns, i will tell you about coming up. minor changes in the forecast for your afternoon today followed by bigger changes tomorrow. i will have your numbers for today and our transition to wet weather coming up.
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welcome back. it's being called one of the biggest airport security breaches in years. a delta airlines baggage handler has been arrested for reportedly running a gun smugging operation on passenger jets. the operation was uncovered on flights between atlanta and new york. police say earlier this month men brought 18 gun, seven of them loaded onto a flight to new york. reportedly the baggage handler used the security clearance to get the guns pasted the tsa checkpoints. more details are expected to be released this afternoon. new studies are
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resurrecting old concerns. germ expert collected his own samples on a flight from san francisco to phoenix. he swaubd the plane eight bathroom door, faucet handle, toilet, sink and a tray table and the results show the sink was by far the dirtiest with almost 500,000 bacteria present. the second dirtiest, tray table. >> the tray table had -- we found influenza virus and norovirus on tray tables, they are not commonly disinfected and cleaned between every flight. >> he use sanitize services you come into contact with and wash your hand. 6.6 million cure ig mini plus brewing systems have been recalled because they are a burn hazard. water can overheat, spray out
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and burn someone using the coffeemaker. the recall affects k-10 and identification number starting with 31. so far, there have been reports of 90 related burn injuries. consumers can contact keurig for a repair. stores are offering extended hours for shop. some people said they had to wait for one more paycheck to shop. one man had his priorities. >> i have sharks and warriors. it has to be done before jeopardy and before the games start. >> that's the way i shop. the national retail federation says 9% of holiday shoppers don't cross the last item off their list until christmas eve. it says twice as many men are
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last-minute shoppers. this year the cost of christmas is up 1%. if bought the entire song, would you have to dish out $27,673 and 21 sents. 21 cents. most of the goods and services have not changed, including the price of swans which has traditionally been the most volatile. the big swing came from the geese. partridges increased in price from $15 to $20. >> thank you pnc bank for that information. >> get the five gold rings, i think. [laughter] >> that's a good bet. >> maybe on your salary. not mine. 8:16. let's go to sal. >> you know what, brian? it doesn't matter how much we get paid some of our cheap tendencies, speaking for myself, never go away. >> i would hope not.
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>> frugal. >> i use the word frugal. >> i like that word. yes? let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's been a nice-looking commute. if you have to go into san francisco, it's a nice-looking drive. i have a feeling it will be this way for the rest of the week as a lot of people are taking time off for the holiday. some people have two weeks off i've been told. 880 northbound, a little bit of slow traffic. this is the one spot in the bay area. only for about a mile or so from the coliseum up to high street. if you are driving in san jose and the santa clara valley, the traffic here looks pretty good with no major issues. had a couple of earlier minor fender-benders. didn't cause any slow traffic. 880 southbound after dakota road, we're seeing a little bit of slowing as you approach 8 -- approach 880. that's a mall there. i wonder if that's a coincidence. let's go to rosemary.
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we have a good-looking day in store. we're waking up with patchy dense fog right around the south bay over parts of the north bay getting into the central valley. take it easy if you are driving out of town. a beautiful view here. wowza. we have a few slivers of fog. but most of us waking up with mostly cloudy skies. as we look to the east, you can see the east bay hills and mt. diablo. sfo, not reporting any delays at this time. that's some good news. you can see the west getting a little bit of a break but rain and snow beginning to move into seattle, washington. but as we get to the eastern half of the nation, this is where it is very active. we've been talking about it this morning for the upper midwest, it will slip into the ohio valley. and then look at this evening. very widespread even thunderstorms a possibility over parts of the southeast. when it comes to delays, houston, we have a problem. we have delays in new york and philadelphia as well. here at home, we have a ridge
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of high pressure that continues to rule our weather pattern. that will be the face for the next day. for the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. temperatures back into the 60s. well above the seasonal average. anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees. in many spots. we do have the patchy dense fog. it will clear in the next hour or so. we'll be left with pretty blue skies. by tonight, the cloud begin to increase. tomorrow morning, we wake up mostly cloudy. scattered showers are in the forecast for christmas eve. this graphic is going to show you rainfall amounts in addition to give us sort of a time line as we move through. i have wednesday morning 8:00. still mainly dry. but by about noontime, 1:00, it begins to move into the north bay. by 2:00, it's moving along the peninsula into the east bay. by 3:00, 4:00, it's in the south bay. this will be a quick mover. not gonna bring us a lot of rain. could bring us wind but anywhere from 1 to 2/10. maybe a few 1/100ths for some. by 5:00, 6:00, it begins to pull out. we're left with drying
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conditions as we get into the evening hours. sierra snow expected as well. up to about a foot of snow for the higher elevations. news. one more for the coastal flooding point for the coast and the low-lying areas inside the marshes and bays. it's been a chilly start. temperatures are still cool. 45 in fairfield. 48 in concord. 55 san francisco. 46 at this hour in santa rosa. afternoon highs for today, mid- 60s for san francisco. upper 60s for oakland. upper 60s in santa rosa. you are looking at upper 60s for parts of the south bay as well. the extended forecast here. again, today, nice. sunny and mild. tomorrow, we're wet, we're cloudy, but it clears out by christmas day. temperatures don't rebound. upper 50s and 60s all the way into your bay area weekend. thank you for that. >> you are welcome. >> you got it. 8:20 is the time right now. more fallout from the deadly shooting of two new york city police officers. mum in 24 minute, the request from the mayor that some people
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refuse to honor. >> we couldn't ask for a better christmas gift this holiday. what the family of a window washer who survived an 11-story fall is saying about the fall and his road to recovery.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." the family of a santa cruz family woman who died from listeria after eating prepackaged caramel apples has
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filed a wrongful death lawsuit safeway. shirley jean bought thals in fellton around halloween. she died about a month later. the cdc says the outbreak has affected 29 people in ten states. her family members say health officials have confirmed she had the same strain of listeria as four our people whose deaths were also linked to prepackaged caramel apples. the cdc is still trying to figure out which brands are involved. in the meantime, it's urging anyone with caramel apples at home with throw them out. the window washer who fell from a high rise and survived is gradually improving. pedro perez's family and family call it a miracle. his wife and daughters are looking for another miracle as they face new financial. >> it's not easy for me to stand here and ask for help. i wouldn't be doing it if we didn't really need it.
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>> monica perez says her father will be moved from the christmas to a rehab -- from the facility to rehab. she says he does not remember the actual fall. >> i've showed him pictures of the accident. i've showed him videos. he doesn't remember any of that. nothing at all. >> now, it's not clear if he will ever fully recover, although his family is hoping for the best. in the meantime, his oldest daughter has dropped out of college to work full time to help the family. his wife is working extra hours but they are still not able to cover all of the bills. they have set up a go fund me site where people are making donations to help cove the medical bills. we have a link to that website at ktvu.com. 8:25. and this morning, we're going a look at some amazing new video from the -- from the irion --
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from the orion as it entered the earth's atmosphere. eventually the parachutes opened up and the capsule makes a splash landing off baja, california. as part of the test flight, the unmanned test flight orbited the earth twice this month. a new time lapse video has been posted online showing views of the world from space. during his six-month station on the international space station, alexander gerst would leave his video running. a case of road rage on interstate 80. >> put it in reverse. put it in reverse. put it in reverse. >> coming up in 28 minute,s,
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scare -- minutes, scary video that landed one in handcuffs. and you will find the most generous people this holiday season. we're looking at commute where traffic is mostly good. he have crash on one of the east freeways. right here on highway 4, it looks great. >> i'm tracking a fabulous winter day for your tuesday and rain for for tomorrow -- for tomorrow. i will have the extended forecast coming up. the holiday season is here,
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which means it's time for the volkswagen 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. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "mornings on 2." time now is 8:28. it's tuesday, december 23rd. i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get your day started with
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weather and traffic. rosemary in for steve. it's shaping up to be a nice day. >> we have blue skies overhead. even the fog is beginning to improve. let's start with a beautiful look at san francisco this morning and getting across the bay bridge, no trouble there. sfo reporting no delays due to fog this morning. that's a nice difference from yesterday. enjoy today because tomorrow going to look quite different than what you are seeing right now. giving you a look, mostly clear skies as a chillier start for most of us. get to most of those numbers in a moment. let's take a look at visibility. in and around san jose, all morning long it's flurkts waited between -- fluctuated to a quarter of a mile to an eighth of a mile. now san jose reporting nine miles. oakland reporting 7. napa improving. we do have patches of fog. the darker shade of gray indicating visibility down in some areas. but three miles for most of
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dash for most of it. if you are traveling out of town and heading into the san joaquin valley, you can expect that there. 45 degrees in fairfield. 48 in concord. 47 in napa. 50s around the bay. 51 in oakland. 55 in san francisco. san jose, you are checking in at 52. for the afternoon today, mostly sunny, mild once again, these numbers are a lot like yesterday. a beautiful day in oakland. 68 for you. 65 mountain view. 65 in antioch. 67 degrees in santa rosa. we do have changes coming our way and they are wet changes. as early as tomorrow. i will have that time line for you coming up. good morning, sal. good morning to you. we're looking at a new crash on 880 northbound at marina boulevard. northbound 880 in san leandro and that is on the offramp. not really caughting a big delay. you can see there is -- causing a big delay. but there's slow traffic. if you want to avoid that area, 580 looks clear and open from san leandro all the way to the
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macarthur maze. get to live pictures at the bay bridge, no trouble at all getting into san francisco. into san francisco, 101 looks good. if you are trying to get to the airport, 101 also looks good down to san bruno. back to the desk. >> thank you. a fire station in san jose has temporarily been shut down after conditions there became unsafe. firefighters have been dealing with mold. janine de la vega tells us about the problem and what's being done about it. >> reporter: there are no firefighters living inside fire station 16 on king road in east san jose. they say the mold growing inside was getting out of hand and they were concerned about their health. some wonder if the recent rain made the problem worst. last night, the firefighters moved out and went to two nearby firehouses. the fire department's command staff visited the station and determined all 4 hours firefighters on three shifts needed to leave because of the conditions. these photos show how crews were living out of the garage.
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they moved their furniture from the living and kitchen in there because they say the mold problem got so bad. firefighters tell ktvu that's been mold problems for four years but say nothing has been done to permanently fix it. it's unclear why. >> it may have been an ongoing mold infestation. at this point, it's a health concern. and so we removed our firefighters from an unsafe facility until we can get a further investigation on how to mit gat the problem. >> reporter: even though firefighters have moved, they will be patrolling the area of the city during peak hours. there should not be a disruption to service. mayor-elect liccardo has spoken to the fire chief and said he's been told inspectors will be out today to evaluate the extent of infestation and the cleanup plan. that process could take weeks. back to you. san francisco's fire department is working to help low-income kids have a merrier christmas this year. fire crews will continue to hand out donated toys to families who signed up.
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they will give out more than 200,000 toys this year. the program started back in 1949 with a few firefighters repairing broken toys and bikes for 15 families. that makes this the oldest program of its kind in the country. and in the south bay, sacred heart wraps up the toy give away today. the charity is completely out of gifts for teenagers and is still asking for help. suggested items include watches, curling irons, gift card and movies. this year, sacred heart will help 5500 preapproved families with food and gifts for the holiday season. the oakland raiders are still helping collect toys for kids in need. people lined autopsy up at southland -- lined up at southland mall. in just two hours, the players collected more than 500 toys that will be given to children in foster cares or hospitals tomorrow night. a new survey shows americans plan to give more to
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charities with some cities being more generous than others. tara moriarty joins us from a toy drive in san francisco. tara? >> reporter: good morning. we'll next to fire station 9. this is where they have the an actual toy drive. it's put on by the local 798. joining me live is jill peeler. she's in charge of everything. this is the largest of its kind in the nation. >> we serve over 40,000 families and over 200,000 toys every year. >> reporter: one of the families is behind you. what is this little lady go in receive -- gonna receive. >> anna told me she wanted a bicycle. she have a bicycle to give her. >> reporter: how do you feel? >> really happy excited. >> reporter: have you always wanted a bike? >> yeah. >> reporter: gonna ride it around your neighborhood? you got a helmet, right? >> yeah. here it is right here. this is really a great program. >> it's a great thing that families come and receive toys
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every day. >> you are welcome. >> reporter: gonna get to ride it right away? >> yeah. >> have a merry christmas. >> thank you. >> reporter: she matches the bike. she does. it's very cute. show us where the other toys are. i know you have a big facility here. we'll head in the back and there is a whole room full of toys. if we go in here, there are a bunch of toys in there. we have a lot of mr. po day hoeheads and you -- potatoheads and you have board games and dolls. >> this is where the volunteers and firefighters come in here. when the chiv arrive, we -- children arrive, we give them the halls. and we had the longshoremen hall, they gave us over 200 toys. >> reporter: i saw the trucks come in. how do you collect the toys. >> every san francisco fire station has a barrel. anybody can go to any san francisco fire station to
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donate a toy. >> reporter: here are some of the barrels. >> absolutely. >> reporter: and then tomorrow on christmas eve, we have 1,000 people on our waiting list and we'll be in front of the hamley hotel in union square collecting toys as well as distributing toys and santa will be there. >> are some of the trucks over here, the ones that the longshoremen brought in. >> this is one of the trucks that came in. >> reporter: how do the families sign up? >> they go online. all of our applications are online right now. and there's even working families out there that are needing help right now. >> reporter: and so then, you said 40,000 families. that's quite a lot. >> 40,000 families. >> we're in need for toys. if anyone can donate a toy, we would love to have that. >> everybody comes to the -- >> i'm sally. i'm the chairperson. i wanted to give this to you. the firefighters found out that chafnle 2 was gonna be here,
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and especially you, i think a lot of people have crushes on you, if you don't mind. >> reporter: oh, my goodness. oh, wow. tell them thank you. [laughter] >> reporter: oh, my. >> all right. not so secret. >> reporter: thank you for having us. how long are you gonna be out here today? >> into the night and all through -- until after christmas. >> reporter: usually leave at 10:00 the at night-- 10:00 at night. how does it make you feel? >> we've been doing it for a long time. this is our 65th year. it makes you feel good knowing that you make a difference in a child's life. >> reporter: got a little teary there. i can understand why. it's a great cause. if you haven't heard of it before, you can drop off the toys in the big bins. you guys are done for this year? >> no, no. we collect all year around. >> reporter: all year round. >> we start to give out toys in
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november. >> reporter: all right. great. there you have it. i've got my -- >> you better bring it home to yourhouse. >> reporter: honey, i will. >> the countdown to the start of santa's christmas eve flight now means a battle between google and the military to track old st. nick. as his trip begins, the mountain view tech giant showcases santa's dashboard. it helps children everywhere when santa might be at their house. the u.s. and canadian air forces have been tracking santas since the 1950s. in the meantime, the two competitors are making sure everyone knows that they will be keeping a close eye on santa's location tomorrow night. it sounds like the weather will be nice here. >> yes. >> friendly competition.
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google and norad. coming up, people living around candlestick are worried. in 17 minute, the upcoming majoring project triggering health concerns. >> reporter: it's getaway day for people all across the bay area. the holiday rush is on here at sfo. we'll show you what things look like this morning two days before christmas. we'll also tell you how weather back east could snarl your travel plans. we're looking at a list that the chp is giving you -- is give us. it's not a lot, which is nice. we'll tell you more about the east bay commute. enjoyable weather in the forecast for your tuesday. ly have a look at the numbers. i'm tracking wet weather for tomorrow -- coming up.
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welcome back, everybody. >> 8:43. let's get you updated on some of the top stories we're following right now -- more details are coming out about the sexual assault accusations against former 49ers' player, ray mcdonald. the alleged victim said she woke up naked in his bed after drinking with him in a san jose bar when he admitted, the two had sex, she contacted police. using her phone, police texted ray mcdonald who said he thought they liked each other and didn't under what the problem was. legal experts say the case could be difficult to
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prosecute. a controversial anti-gun public service announcement is stirring up online debate. it shows a teenaged boy taking his parents' gun to school and turning it into his teacher. it ends with a message that says our children deserve a safe world. critics say it's encouraging children to commit crimes such as stealing from their parents and taking a weapon to school. if you are traveling out of town for christmas, lut have a lot of company -- you will have a lot of company. alex savidge is live at sfo where you've been all morning long with more on how the airport is looking so far. >> reporter: a lot of people seem to be in good spirits. >> reporter: everyone is in a good mood. if you have to fly out of sfo, now is the time to do it. we got a break in the action. kind of a lull after a real rush. let me give you a live look outside of terminal 2. this is what it looks like curbside. still a steady stream of cars dropping off passengers for this getaway day. a very busy travel day a bit of
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good news, stow sfo is not seeing any problems with delays or cancellations because of weather. that all could change as we get closer to christmas. there's a big storm that's set to hit the eastern part of the country over the next couple of kay days -- couple of days. online some people have dubbed this santa bomb. it will bring a lot of rain and strong winds. that could trigger delays at major airports on the east coast. important to keep that in mind if you are flying out today. airport officials here tell us they are carefully monitoring the weather all across the country and they want to let people know there could be delays. people flying out of town for christmas, well , of course, they are showing up early this morning and concerned about the big crowds. so far, things haven't been all that bad. >> i was worried but when i got here, i was like pleasantly surprised. i'm happy these guys are incredibly efficient. they had somebody greeting you and making sure you got in the
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right line. >> reporter: there will be a whole bun. of people hitting the airports. aaa predicts 98.6 million americans will be traveling for the holidays. that figure is up 4% from last year. you will have quite a bit of company as you fly out here as we look forward to christmas. so far, here at store we are not seeing delays. into weather-related issues here but it's the next couple of days you have to worry about when it comes to the weather especially as we look back east. >> have you heard from any of the other airports like oakland and san jose? are they having issues. >> reporter: they had a few issues with fog, down in san jose. usually we don't see that. usually that's here. they had some delays. but no major issues in terms of the weather so far. the storm is set to impact the eastern part of the country mainly tomorrow. >> all right. definitely good news for travelers out there this morning. alex savidge reporting live from sfo. thanks a lot. >> reporter: see you, brian.
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now to our continuing coverage of the deadly shooting of two new york city police officers. we are now hearing from the widow of one of the officers. protesters are refusing to honor a request from new york's mayor to stop anti-police demonstrations until after the funerals. officer wenjian liu and rafael ramos were just sitting in their patrol car saturday afternoon when they were shot and killed by ismaaiyl brinsley. brinsley later took his own life. a funeral for officer ramos is planned for saturday morning. officer lui's family is on their way from china and will make final arrangements when they arrive. yesterday, his widow addressed the public. >> this is a difficult time for both of our families. >> new york mayor deblats yoasked protesters -- deblass joe -- deblasio asked for the demonstrations to stop until after the funerals. i think now is a time to
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check in with sal to get a look at our traffic. it doesn't look too bad. >> doesn't look bad at all. we've had a little bit of slow traffic to begin the commute much earlier. it seemed to have gone away. whoever was going was going early even here on 880 where we had a slowdown. beginning to get better as you drive past the coliseum. you will see the traffic is going to be slow and the alternate route would be to use 580 in case you don't want to deal with any slow traffic. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, we had a delay earlier but now it's gone. it's very nice trying to get into san francisco. if you are driving in san jose, northbound 101 and northbound 280 both of those commutes just look nice. even highway 17 looks good. we're getting a little bit of that holiday good traffic getting it in before christmas which is on thursday. let's go to rosemary in the studio. it's a beautiful day out there. we had patchy dense fog to start the day. we're beginning to see improvements over san jose and parts of the north bay.
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from san rafael to the north towards napa, a glorious start to the day for you as well. we have beautiful sunshine in the forecast for the afternoon. temperatures will be well above what we typically get for this time of year. change is coming as early as tomorrow. ridge of high pressure locked in plate. there a still shot of the satellite. storm track to the north of us. but eventually it will sink. by tomorrow, we'll have rain. the patchy dense fog lingering for the next half-hour to 45 minutes. we'll be left with mostly sunny skies for today. mild and dry conditions in the forecast. received a tweet from daly city, mostly sunny, mild. the crowds will increase later tonight and into weard and wednesday and the storm is speeding up a little bit. here we are this morning and into the afternoon. we do have clouds approach the coast as we get into the second half of the day and early evening but it takes overnight
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into tomorrow morning before the clouds begin to fill in. we're now that wednesday morning. there's the line of rain. it fills in by 1:00. by 2:00, moving into the central bay along the peninsula. by:00, it's moving -- by 3:00, it's moving over the south bay. as quickly as it moves in, it move out. by wednesday night we're clearing out. we have a about a foot of snow expected for the higher elevations. temperatures, 45 in fairfield, 46 in santa rosa. upper 40s to low 50s along the peninsula. so you may need a jacket getting out early. but by the afternoon, you will be shedding the jacket. look at the highs. 68 in oakland. 67 this livermore. 67 santa rosa. mid- to upper 60s for the south bay. the extended forecast here. we're nice and dry today. we're wet tomorrow. bethind this system we remain cool. upper 50s low 60s. what you can plan on as we get into the second half the week and into your bay area weekend. >> it looks nice and sunny.
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could thousands of music videos be wiped from youtube? ♪ >> after the break, the reason some of the biggest music superstars are threatening a billion dollar lawsuit. this is mcdaniel. i want to give a shot out to my wife and daughter. i love you guys. see you soon.
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sony is threatening to sue twitter if the company does not suspend accounts linked to hacked e-mails. an attorney sent a letter demanding accounts with the stolen information be shut down. and in the letter, sewn nip says if twitter doesn't compline and if the hacked e- mails continue to appear, sony will hold twitter responsible forany damages. youtube is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from some of music's biggest stars. ♪ it might sound crazy what i'm about to say ♪ >> i love that song. >> it's the happy song. >> artists are being represented by irving azoff, the man who founded global music rights. he's told youtube rather that it does not have the rights to
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thousands of songs by its clients. he's ordering youtube to remove about 20,000 videos. ♪ >> a woman is facing several charges after a road rage incident on instate 880 -- on interstate 880. >> she just hit our car. she's pushing us off the road. she's pushing us off the road. >> on saturday afternoon, a passenger in this car in a white mazda called police to say a woman in a ford exer more was tailgating them. at one point, the explorer hit the mazda and pulled in front of them blocking them and you can see the woman actually got out of the explorer police told the people in the mazda to keep driving and met up with them at the dutch flat exit. the driver of the explorer was charged with reckless driving and obstructing an officer.
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the long-time home of the 49ers and giants is expected to be blown up in a massive demolition project early next year. now, today's examiner reports many people living near candlestick are worried about the dust plume that could come from the implosion. the 54-year-old stadium has a large amount of hazardous materials, that includes asbestos, and lead-based paint. three lucky viewers will receive two tickets to disney's show at the orpheum theater. go to the contest page under the entertainment tab on ktvu.com and fill out the entry form to enter. you must also enter the secret word "hero." entries accepted from now until 11:59 p.m. tonight. you must be at least 18 and a california resident to enter. each prize has a retail value of $250 and is provided by orpheum theater. the winners will be selected by random drawing on wednesday,
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december 4th. you can see -- december 24th. you can see the official rules at ktvu.com. right now we want to quickly check with sal. >> we're looking pretty good. i do want to show you that the bay bridge toll plaza looks nice coming through. no backup. if you have to get to the city, right now a good time. also, san francisco looking good if you are trying to perhaps go to the city to do some shopping or you are driving to work there it's a nice-looking drive. san jose, we've had very nice commute the entire morning. 85, 101 and by the way, i also checked with all three bay area airports and all of them report there's plenty of room for you in the long-term parking, not only at the airport but some of the offsite facilities. let's go to rosemary. we've got some great weather, love the city for shopping. we have nice weather. if you are going to be outdoors, maybe doing some shopping, maybe out for a run, beautiful weather in the
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forecast. mostly sunny skies. it's a mild one out there. upper 60s. we're typically in the upper 50s this time of year. chance for rain. it looks like rain moving through wednesday. it will be a quick hit. we're dry thursday. temperatures will be cooler than what we're feeling for today. >> looks good. >> thank you. >> absolutely. that's our report for this morning. we always thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the news at noon. thanks for watching.
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