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continues over the sudden firing of oakland police chief an occur kir, we hear from the lawyer representing the woman who voted to remove the chief. >> good morning, thank you for joining us, welcome to mornings on 2. it's a thursday morning, february 27th. thank you for joining us here. friday eve. >> i missed you steve. >> you too. >> all right. elaine said, steve, this is the perfect tennis weather. we have that about nine months the of the year. she probably plays around round hill. the fog is out there but its
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not going to make too much of an impact, the temperatures continue to be way above where they should be. sal is here right now. so far so good. we see a little bit the slowing here and there but we are within the realm of normal near the bay bridge, interstate 880 is looking good in both directions. we see traffic off to a good start into the south bay. lets go back to the desk. new this morning, the california highway patrol is looking for the driver who led them on a dangerously fast chase through three counties overnight. officers tried to pull over a dark gray volkswagen but the driver drove away at speeds of 131 miles per hour across the richmond san rafael bridge to the macarthur maze.
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that's where california highway patrol lost the driver. japan is closing schools nation wide to stop the spread of the coronavirus. the prime minister wants the schools to stay closed until the spring holidays start in late march because of the growing rise in the number of untraceable cases in northern japan and elsewhere. japan has 900 causes including 700 from a quarantined cruise ship. northern california has the first case of the coronavirus through community spread. a patient tested positive for the virus and he had not traveled to an area effected by the virus. the person is in sacramento being treated at uc davis medical center.
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there are 60 confirmed cases of the virus here in the united states. bay area hospitals are preparing in case there is a large coronavirus outbreak. they are ready to start accepting patients if that becomes necessary. there are rooms set up specifically for coronavirus and for children. the hospital has not treated any coronavirus cases yet but they could handle a large number of patients if that becomes necessary. >> emergency plans use spaces in the hospitals in different ways that we normally window. caring for the sickest patients at the hospital level and if there are people who are well enough that they could be cared for at home. >> the best prevention is so wash your hands frequently and anyone who is sick should wear
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a mask and stay out of public places. but they added that the mask is not likely to offer much protection from becoming infected. the trump administration is increasing its efforts to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. dowg is in washington, dc with more on the growing threat. >> reporter: more than 80,000 cases of coronavirus world wide at this point. but this case out of california is particularly worry worrisome. >> you do not want to see panic. there is no reason to be panic. >> reporter: president donald trump in a lawsuit white house press conference urged calm but there was troubling news out of california. it was a case out of california where the patient had not traveled out of the united states. >> the degree of risk has the
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potential to change and we can expect to see more ways r of cases in the united states. >> reporter: president donald trump announced that vice president mike pence will now coordinate the nation's response. >> while the threat to the american public remains low, the spread of the coronavirus risk remains and we will take all steps necessary to continue to insure the health and well- being of the american people. >> reporter: democrats are saying that the white house effort is already underfund and did behind. >> what he is doing is too late and anemic. >> reporter: the president left open the possibility of expanding travel restrictions as the number of cases around the world continues to grow. thank you. it looks like it will be another down day on wall street
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after the president's news conference did not reassure investors. futures have been down overnight. that's after a mixed market yesterday. right now it looks like the dow is going to drop 300 points. the s & p and the nasdaq are down more than 1% after a mixed picture yesterday with the dow up most of the day but finishing down. coca-cola is warning that there could be a shortage of some of its drinks because of the coronavirus. the outbreak is disrupting the supply chain for artificial sweeteners which come from china. earnings could be down for the first quarter. we are following all of the coronavirus developments on our website, ktvu.com. look for the very latest information on our home page.
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the international olympic committee and organizers in japan with trying to figure out how the cruiser may effect the summer olympic games. >> only if its the worst possible outcome of this virus, then we will have to saw, that is more important, frankly, than the olympics. >> another possible threat over the olympic games, the soaring hot temperatures expected to top 100 degrees in tokyo this summer. that's another safety risk to tourists. the world health organization is expected to step in if the games are no longer deemed to be safe. if everything goes as planned, the olympics will start this summer. a 21 year old and a 19 year old are accused of killing an italian police officer last july in what is described as a
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drug deal gone bad. they have been in rome in jail for months. one is accused of stabbing the plain clothes police officer, they claim that they thought they were being attacked by drug dealers and acted out of self defense. >> in the italian court system its almost a presumption of guilt and it's a fact finding mission to find the evidence to convict the suspect. >> both men are charged with extortion related to the drug deal. if found guilty on the murder charge they could be sentenced to life in prison. the two men at the center of a public corruption scandal in san francisco are due back in court today. mowthey were arrested last month and charged with fraud. they are accused of trying to
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prescribe a san francisco airport commissioner to get space for a strawbt at sfo, the hearing this morning is to schedule a date for a preliminary hearing. an attorney for the oakland police commissioner who is accused of retaliation has a rocky past. anne kirkpatrick said she asked to have her tow tickets reduced but they did not comply. her attorney said the dispute has nothing to do with the former chief being fired. >> that personality dispute is a minor part of the situation that led to anne kirkpatrick's fierks it's a mistake to make too big of a deal about it. >> the police commission unanimously decided to fewer an
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occur kir last week, because the decision was endorsed by the mayor no cause was needed. today the board of directors for bart will vote on building a new station in fremont. the funding for the station was not available until 2014 when construction was already underway, if the board approves the funding construction will begin in august of 2022. that bart station would open in august of 2026. all right, if you are curious about the commute, we are going to check in with sal for the latest. >> we have a nice looking drive
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on interstate 880 looking west. what ever traffic was at the macarthur maze is gone now. the traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza is just a bit slow in some of the cash lanes, traffic continues to look good in the east bay, this is one of the best hours to be on the road. i look at the maps and i do not see a lot going on. that includes the north bay in contra costa county. we are off to a nice start. another warm day expected. maybe a bit cooler by the coast. joanna says the good news with this weather is my shorts fit from last year. great news. and you found out in february. how about that. if there are going to be records today, i think that the
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oakland airport will be close. 74, the record is 73. santa rosa will be close. the city will not. san jose also within 2 degrees of a record from 1986. so again it will be within a couple of degrees of setting more records. the oakland airport set one yesterday. so there is no way that we are getting rain tomorrow. if we get any on the weekend it could be saturday and it does not look good. looking further out on the weather, the week of march ninth through the 13th is critical. that's where the record will be if we do not get rain. boy, i will tell you, crescent city is trying but after that, forget it. san diego, maybe a third of an inch. fog is out there.
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water temperatures are cold. all that you need is an on shore breeze. that's on its way for tomorrow. there could be a tiny bit of fog by the coast. 40s and 50s on the temperatures right now. hillsborough, 51, san carlos, 51, 43 in palo palo alto. a little north east breeze in middle peak. you can see sfo, the winds are calm. it's another warm pattern. with that in mind it will be another warm day, temperatures way above average, but it will be much cooler on the weekend. 60s for a few, 70s for most today of the this is probably the last really warm day, then a big cool down but it still looks dry over the weekend.
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in less than a week california voters head to the polls. what are the democratic candidates chances ahead of super tuesday. >> plus, you can catch the candidates this weekend ahead of super tuesday. >> we have more coming up on ktvu news right after the break when i came home from prison my sons were in their teens. so i got involved in juvenile justice, i didn't want them to go through the same thing i went through. michael bloomberg created the young men's initiative. in helping keep other young men and young women from entering into the criminal justice system. and we see it, we see it in young people being employed. we see young people being removed out the system.
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running for president, what better platform for him to speak about real justice, real reform. i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. tomtrump on the economy.ald his people over profits plan makes a living wage a right. creates thousands of good paying green jobs in california. and provides a 10% tax cut for everyone making under $250,000. tom's plan also makes health care a right, by adding a public option to obamacare.
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protects union negotiated plans. and ensures californians can make their own health care choices. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. . welcome back to mornings on 2. several democratic presidential candidates will be in the bay area look for votes
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ahead of super tuesday. today michael bloomberg's long time partner diana taylor will be in the city. tulsi gabbard will also be in the area and bernie sanders will host a rally in san jose sunday. joe bide epiwill be in california on super tuesday. many political experts in the pay area believe most of the candidates focus will be on the latino vote. california is one of seven states with big latino populations. >> often there is a myth that latino voters only care about immigration, we also care about income inequality and healthcare and opportunities and education for all.
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>> the san francisco latino democratic club has endorsed bernie sanders who saw a record turn out of latino voters in nevada. like nevada, latino voters appear to be supporting bernie sanders as well. >> ktvu fox 2 news' poll has bernie sanders with a commanding lead in california followed by joe biden and pete buttigieg. polling plays a role in how candidates focus their efforts. the number they are looking at is 415, that's the number of delegates available in california. >> reporter: statistics, polls and predictions, there are all kinds of numbers surrounding the california primary but what
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do they mean? a nonpartisan consulting firm says increases in voter registration and votes by mall translate to a shifting population. >> the mechanical changes to our people are expected to make the voting population at the end of the day younger and more diverse. >> reporter: bernie sanders polls extremely well with younger voters and voters of color in the golden state but they said that the key is mobilizing them during the primary. >> just polling well is not enough. you need to get them to the polls on election day. >> reporter: another group of voters who play a huge role are the no party preference group.
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but if they want to vote in the democratic primary they need to request a ballot. >> which campaign benefits? the one that gets their voters to the polls. every campaign can identify the segment of the california group that is most likely to support them. >> reporter: 70% of vote by mail voters plan to send their ballots early. that could lead to some candidates to declare victory even though it talks a month to certify results here. >> if it turns out that you did not win as many delegates as you thought, there is no going back. >> reporter: with such a crowded field, it appears that more voters are holding on to their pal ots longer. >> in 2016 we saw that engage
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the voters have a 30% town out rate. now they have a 19% turn out rate. >> reporter: only 9% of independents have requested to vote in the presidential primary. >> stay with us for complete coverage of super tuesday. on mornings on 2 we are going to preview the races and then the results are going to continue on ktvu fox 2 news and ktvu fox 2 news plus. we are also going to talk about fact checking. that has come up a lot with the debates. we are going to have more information on that especially when we get to two candidates running. >> it should be very interesting. lets talk about your commute in san francisco.
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that's where i want to sphart this time around. south bound 280, there is a crash, a car facing the wrong way, california highway patrol to to get the traffic to brake. but it's so early it's not causing a big traffic jam. you can always use 101 to head south and avoid 280 for now. the bay bridge is okay and this morning's commute on 880 in oakland is off to a good start. it will be cooler by the coast but inland we are near record setting territory. santa rosa, it's nice, oakland airport, you are near the record. sfo, maybe you will break a
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record. the pattern continues to be the way it has bb for the longest time. part of the energy goes into the pacific northwest and heads down the coast to southern california. that's what is going to happen this weekend. a bit of fog out there. but it's still not making a push, maybe it will play into a slightly cooler coastal forecast. 50s and 40s on the temperatures for most of us right now. upper 40s around santa clara and san jose. high clouds may filter in. it's a warm pattern. after today we slide on the temperatures and the fog will make a push. that will cool us down to near seasonal levels and maybe slightly below. sunny and warm today. temperatures will be mild to warm. cooler tomorrow and much cooler
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sunday. monday back to warm and dry. a new case of coronavirus right here in the pay area. still ahead why the cdc said it did not test the patient for the virus for several days. plus the latest from milwaukee on the bedly shooting at a brewery. first how a chef in oakland is paving the way for women of color. she helps them get into the business. that's coming up on ktvu fox 2 news. >> we have more coming up on ktvu news right after the break vo: while other candidates argue about health care, mike bloomberg has a record of doing something. as mayor, he protected women's reproductive rights. expanded health coverage to 700,000 new yorkers. and decreased infant-mortality rates to historic lows. as president, he'll build on obamacare, cap medical costs, and will always protect a woman's right to choose. mike bloomberg: a record on
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health care nobody can argue about. mike: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. we choose to go to the and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. president kennedy knew settling for half-measures wasn't good enough. so when candidates say we can't guarantee health care for all, make college affordable for all, combat climate change, or create a world at peace, remember that america is best when we strive to do big things, even when it's hard. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message.
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to give his money to charity, giving pledge when this californian walked away from his billion dollar company for good. he drives a chevy volt, flies commercial, and spends his days building grassroots campaigns for social and environmental justice. why? tom steyer believes every child deserves the same opportunities as his. a healthy planet. good schools. quality healthcare, living wage jobs, and life without fear of discrimination. tom: i'm tom steyer and i approve this message.
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. welcome back to mornings on 2. during black history month ktvu fox 2 news is celebrating the bay area's diversity. award winning chef ton whole whole talked to rob about plans to open a new cafe at the oakland museum of california. >> reporter: chef tanya holland showed us her plans for her latest restaurant. she is creating a new cafe called fown fair. >> there are a lot of vegetables but there will be meat items too. >> it will be available to the
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public, not just people going to the museum. >> it's a casual environment. >> reporter: she is the author of cook books, she studied in france and hosted a show on the food network but in the bay area she is best known for the brown sugar kitchen. before moving uptown she began serving her own chicken and waffles in west oakland. >> the reason i took that space was a mom and pop landlord. they wanted a personal guarantee. they did not put a dime into the building but at least i had a kitchen to run. >> reporter: she won an award for quality and value. but it's a road that has been anything but easy. before moving to california she had trouble getting a job as a
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line cook in new york. >> i showed up and they looked at me like i had two heads. they did not want a woman or black woman in their kitchen. >> reporter: show makes it a point to mentor young women of color who have aspirations of making it in the food world. >> i feel like i need to show that it can be done. if i do not get there how are young brown and black women going to feel that they can do it after me prsm the restaurant is expected to open in august. anyone that has been diagnosed with the disease living in my town, that is very serious. another coronavirus discovered in the bay area, this time the infected person has no known link to travel to china or contact with frustrati
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boiling over in oakland as a high school is still closed and students are still displaced because cancer causing chemicals were found under the campus, we have the details on the first test results. from ktvu fox 2 news, this is mornings on 2. thank you for joining us on mornings on 2. it's thursday morning, february 27th. >> i am pam cook. >> i am dave clark. >> steve is in his office trying to find rain somewhere for us. >> good luck with that. it does not look good for rain. it will be cooler this weekend but temperatures today are well above average. we are starting off in the 40s and 50s. our last rain was on the 26th. fog is

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