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in the news this saturday morning january 22, a new federal report on the san bruno gas explosion welds on the pipeline had severe defects. divers and search teams are out looking for any sign of a missing four-year-old boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his mother's ex-boyfriend. >> a little haze to start out this saturday but promising lots of sunshine. high surf advisories for the weekend. i'm janelle wang. thanks for joining us. the pipeline that caused the san bruno disaster failed today's standards it would have been a problem in the 50s when it was installed.
n.t.s.b. reveals that welds had severe defects. lilian kim has more. >> the national transportation safety board says the pipeline that exploded in the san bruno neighborhood had dozens of defective welds. the seams showed lack penetration slide inclusion and under cutting. a professor is an expert in metallurgy at stanford. >> there is evidence that cracks emanated from these defects kroo grew with time eventually to critical size. clearly if you had inspection procedures in place, those might have been caught. >> reporter: but no such inspections took place because up until recently pg&e thought the pipe was seamless. jackie speier wrote the loss of life could have been prevented
if pg&e at identified the risks under ground. the utility will have to ask for 8 deadz and 38 destroyed homes. >> who was watching over what they were doing? >> a san bruno resident is one of homeowners whose house burned down the night of the explosion. >> i just hope this doesn't happen to somebody else. maybe they need to go through and reinspect every inch of pipe they've got. >> reporter: pg&e declined interviews but they issued a statement. >> all pipelines in the pg&e system that is similar size and vintage that are not pressure tested are continuing to operate at pressures reduced by 20%. this will make an additional margin of safety in our current operating conditions. yesterday's report was a finding of fact a fact finding
report. not a final report. n.t.s.b. has not determined cause of the blast. police are investigating the deadly shooting of a young man during rush hour yesterday evening. officers found the victim just before 5:00 at story road and east capitol expressway. story was shut down for several hours. we got a news release the victim has been identified as an 18-year-old man. a suspect has been arrested. his name is being withheld but he is 17-year-old man so that is the latest. when we got more information we'll bring it to you. officers have arrested a suspect in last night's murder. >> this morning, a south bay family is grieving they are saying their son was murdered in ethiopia. he was there with relatives. now, they want the u.s. government to help them receive
justice. lisa amin gulezian has their story. >> steady flow of visitors try to console a family that has experienced so much loss. >> he was a good teenage. >> he died january 29. he loved his family and sports and his mother's native country ethiopia. he was in a restaurant. >> one of the guys got shot heard something. >> witnesses told the family that he and his friends were offended and they left. a police officer who was nearby suddenly opened fire. he died soon after. >> i blame the government because they are the ones who are training these so-called officers to act out in their behalf. >> according to this family corruption between the ethiopian police department is common place. they think the ones making racist remarks may have been
involved. >> here i'll give you $200 and shoot up the place. that is going through my mind. i don't have an answer. i need an answer. >> the parents want government and civil rights leaders to help investigate. an aide to senator barbara boxer told "abc 7 news" their office is trying to get more information. >> we don't want to be just another incident of someone being killed in that country. >> the plan was to return from ethiopia at the end this month and continue to take classes at san jose city college. the goal was to graduate and become a film maker. >> recently he made this film. it's filled with places in ethiopia and the bay area during happier times in a span of 7 months the family's house burned down they became homeless and now their oldest son is dead.
the family told us the story through youtube. go to our ureport website. the search for a kidnapped four-year-old boy juliani cardenas continues this morning in a central valley canal near patterson. detectives have resorted searching the section at canal where a farm worker says he saw a car with two people inside go into the water. last night a fourth car was pulled from the canal but it turned out to be another stolen car unrelated to the case. investigators say the canal is the best lead for finding the little boy. >> there are no other credible leads that are taking us into a different direction. >> that finding was made on
tuesday after the boy was snatched from his grandmother's arms. divers have been using sonar ever since the witness report. >> the car linked to his kidnapping is a silver toyota corolla. if you think you have seen this car car police immediately. the east oakland elementary school where officials are investigating sex acts between two seconds graders has given an award to the student whistle-blower. the student reported it this past wednesday. her grandmother spoke to us. we concealed her deny the. >> she saw them taking off their clothes. that she saw them doing personal things to each other. >> there was a report that students got undressed in the same classroom where it happened. teacher says he was unaware the incident.
he has been placed on leave during the investigation. in richmond a teenage gang rape victim has reached a $4 million settlement with the school district. the attack happened in october 2009 during a richmond high school homecoming dance. the victim will get an immediate payout of $2.35 million and additional $1.5 million over the next 40 years. a judge has ordered five men and a teenage boy to stand trial in the rape case. both of facing life in prison. on this 38th anniversary of roe v. wade. there are demonstrations on both sides here in san francisco today. it begins at 11:00 this morning followed by a noon march from market and embarcadero across from the ferry building. on organizers expect 35,000 people at the pro-life rally at justin herman plaza. it also starts at 11:00 a.m. it will be followed by walk to
life west coast ending at marina green. both groups will have speakers on the hot button topic of abortion. >> latest on the flood crisis in australia. find out when officials believe floodwaters will recede. doctors are ready to begin rehabilitation therapy for gabrielle giffords after her 1,000 mile trip toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
month ago killing 30 people and damaging or destroying more than 30,000 homes. congresswoman gabrielle giffords is waking up at a rehab hospital in houston. her recovery continues to be rather astounding. now, the latest from houston. >> giffords recovery is speeding along almost faster than the private jet that flew her to houston. >> she looks spectacular. she came into icu he was alert wake and calm. >> less than two weeks after a bullet tore through her brain congresswoman left her tucson hospital headed for a rehabilitation center in texas. she was cheered along the way. >> when we were traveling through the streets we could hear applause in the ambulance. she responded very well to that smiling. >> giffords is in intensive care
for now but already getting physical therapy occupational therapy will help her with eating and brushing teeth. speech their interests will determine if these can talk -- speech therapists will determine if she can talk. the bullet passed through the left side of the brain which controls the ride side of her body. >> on her arm at this point we're not seeing much and any movement. >> doctors hope therapy will fix that but it won't happen overnight. >> it's like a ultra marathon rather an sprint. we're looking at a long period of time. >> for now, two things doctors say are working just fine giffords' fighting spirit and sense of humor. >> debby i'm proud to say i voted for you and i will vote
for you began? >> and she smiled. >> doctors will decided early next week when she can be moved to a facility that specializes in brain injuries. it's a place where she could stay for the next four to six months. >> people are waking up this morning for lots of sunshine. it will be a great day. >> we're going to see warmer temperatures today. live look outside emeryville 50 degrees. calm winds but you have fog over hayward livermore and concord. i'll detail the forecast and talk about the seven-day outlook coming up. also next monte ellis is hurt seconds after a win against the kings.
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seven-day forecast. >> on the east coast, a cold snap is gripping the country from the midwest to the northeast. lindsay davis reports from boston where they are bracing for extreme cold. >> even the hardy folks in northern minnesota are starting to shiver. just yesterday they broke the record cold for the date dropping more than 40 degrees below zero. the arctic blast has a large spot in the midwest in a deep freeze. reporters are enduring some of the most brutal weather in the nation. >> 40 below windchills are done light winds sunshine and high of minus 5. 15 below tonight and high near 10 above. >> we're dealing with ice fog which what happens when the temperatures are 22 below zero and there is enough moisture to work with. >> it's so cold out i'm
dressing in layers and try to keep warm the best way i can. >> people in the northeast likely won't get a chance to dig out before they get the same cold blast of frigid air. >> since the new year it's been nonstop. it's just ongoing. it is a challenge. >> from philadelphia to boston they could be battling with windchills below zero so cold you have to protect yourself. >> long johns couple extra pair of socks. >> skin exposed to temperatures between zero and 19 degrees below can get frost bite in five minutes. >> as far as protecting yourself from frostbite you want to make sure you cover up fingers toes and nose. bundling up for key i have long johns and it feels like i might as well be standing out with
shorts on and northeast hasn't felt anything yet. >> we could wear shorts here. lots of sunshine. >> maybe head to the beach. not out of question. right now in 60s in half moon bay, but as we head outside it's sunny just a little fog out there. this is, of course the mountains and sierra nevada lake tahoe where we're looking at temperatures in the mid 40s. blue canyon truck key is at 19. tahoe valley airport 27. mount tam winds out of the northeast, it's about 15-20 miles an hour. some haze, as well. but most of the low lying fog is in the east bay. concord, livermore and hayward this morning. here is the temperatures. we have a wide range. upper 30s in santa rosa to 63 at half moon bay. check the airport they've got a north-northeast wind at 15 miles
an hour. we also have some very gusty winds. higher elevations of the east bay, mount diablo wind gusts of 35 miles an hour. also oakland lafayette very gusty winds that will work to bring warmer air down to the surface. 49 in san francisco. you drop three degrees. we will be looking at the warmest day of the weekend but already since yesterday we've warmed up significantly five degrees warmer in napa. everybody else one to four degrees warmer but half moon bay is much warmer. it will be a beach day today. we will have the sunshine not only for the weekend but into next week. we do have a high surf advisory through tomorrow. no rain in sight for next seven days. largest waves up to the north point arena 10 feet. but the breaking waves will be anywhere from 15-20 feet. be very dangerous out there with
these waves that can sneak up on you. never turn your back on the ocean. we are looking at a beautiful day today but the waves down to monterey of for a high there with 70 in los angeles. near 50 all week long in tahoe. today we've got a weak weather system to the north that will allow high pressure build in more so keeping the storm track well to the north today tomorrow and into the rest of the month. we will see with that reinforcing push of high pressure northerly winds. that is going to allow temperatures to come up two or three degrees today from yesterday's readings. tomorrow we'll be back to more average still above average still more 60s to enjoy. 68 in cupertino. 69 in campbell. look for 64 in san mateo. at our coast coast mid-60s. 72 in sanity lows. with 70s in napa.
-- 72 in santa rosa. >> and 69 in morgan hill. seven-day forecast. warmest locations and slightly cooler lots of sunshine over this la nina year. typically you'll see the heaviest rain in december but turning out to be somewhat typical. >> there were years where we end up with more rain. so we'll have to see what happens. so just enjoy the sunshine. >> thanks lisa. >> a federal judge has ruled that current and former major league baseball players will have to testify at barry bonds' upcoming trial. prosecutors could call bonds' former teammates whether they received steroids from greg anderson. the slug ser on trial for perjury after telling a grand jury that he never knowingly
took steroids from anderson. in sports warriors are in los angeles tonight to play the clippers ra riding a four-game winning streak. last night they made a late come back to beat the kings at oracle arena. here is larry beil. good morning. the warriors are thinking playoffs won their fourth straight game staging a dramatic overtime win over the sacramento kings but no smiles afterwards because of a late game injury to munta ellis. calm down. furious over plays like this. i'll take that, thank you very much. warriors come back through the hoops with authority! warriors on a 12-2 run. fast forward fourth quarter evans making it rain, he had 35. demarcus cousins kings up by nine warriors rally curry had
34 to munta off the inbounds. warriors down 103-102. same shot same result. less an second left. tied at 104. go to overtime munta and 110-104. but munta goes down with a strained ankle. he rolls into him with 22 second left and warriors 119-112 victory. munta said it was not that serious. >> it was tough at the time but right now wake up and see how i feel. >> got to figure he will not play tonight against the clippers. >> willie mays started with the giants in new york yesterday a trophy was back in the big apple. they are dropping down in
manhattan where the polo grounds used to be. where willie played before the giants moved west. he never imagined he would end up in san francisco. >> i've been here all the time. i didn't go to san francisco by choice. you know i had to go by the team. new york has always been part of my home. >> and jim consulo replaces mike singletary. tom will be back as jim harbaugh's staff returning to his old job as defensive line coach. >> australian open ended a lot earlier than venus williams expected. she was playing few minutes into the match, she aggravated abdominal injury she suffered a
few days and serena couldn't play and now venus has to pull out for the first time in 251 grand slam matches. >> they got upset and he was provoking it all night long. he is getting an earful there. hayes and grupa. >> mike shumann will be here with more highlights later on. i'm larry beil. >> next at 8:30 president obama economic team find out how he hopes to create new jobs. >> i'm nannette miranda in sacramento. even after very cordial meetings with jerry brown people are in defiance a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
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president obama is making another move to woo big business. it's aimed at creating jobs. david curly reports from washington. >> listen carefully, he has a new message and audience. >> we are going back to thomas edison principles. we're going to inconvenient something. >> president obama being applauded by a business executives and his workers at the birthplace of the company started by thomas edison. overhauling his economic team he tapped jeff emmel to chair a new council. >> we have to compete, we have to win i know this team can compete with anybody in the world. >> it has turned his poll numbers upward. >> definitely political and in the interest smart politics. this was a big chunk of the
president's constituency that felt they weren't heard. >> the appointment of g.e. that has complained how china does business comes days after hosting china's premier to a dinner. some are barely hanging on but now there is discussion in washington in finding ways to allow states to declare bankruptcy. >> i think it would be useful for congress to look at the situation broadly. >> there is no way to do that today, but if congress does make a change this might allow states to walk away from obligations to pay pensions of former workers. even a former treasurer of illinois one of the struggling governments it would allow leaders to avoid tough decisions. >> i think allowing bankruptcy perhaps would allow states to go
back on the pensions. i don't think its good option or a good idea at all. >> the president also used his weekly address to talk about jobs. he says america can outcome pete the competition if it has access to foreign markets. a democratic governor is abandoning miss kliarm that president obama was born outside of hawaii. hawaii state attorney general says producing his birth certificate can't be done. this all came about when so-called they claimed president obama was not born in the u.s. and therefore was ineligible to become president. >> in a surprise move keith olbermann announced that he is off the air after eight years on the msnbc program. they say the network and oh been
man ended their contract. he was the highest rated anchor on msnbc. >> when i was on espn i was literally given 30 second to say goodbye at the very last edition of sports center. if god is my witness in the commercial break just before the emotional moment the producer got in my earpiece can you cut it down to 15 second. i'm grateful i have a little more time to sign off here. >> oh ber pan has had a snowstorm any relationship with the company. in a statement msnbc thanked him for his success. he will be replaced by the last. >> they are actively protesting against jerry brown for wanting to take away redevelopment money from cities and counties. here is political correspondent
nannette miranda with the story. >> the governor jerry brown's budget proposal has been subject to acts of defiance lately but opponents. tim donnelly denounced the spending plan. >> you notice it's about as hall as can of diet coke. we think the budget needs to go on the diet. this is so much government we have. this is about how much we can afford. >> he then shred page after page especially taking aim for the california air resources board. >> what part of no don't they understand? >> later city leaders stood up against the governor upset that he wants to defund redevelopment. they need money to revitalize blight had neighborhoods and to create jobs. >> we're infuriated that once again sacramento is attempting to balance this budget by rating
raiding local government funds. >> redevelopment agencies have been approving project after project spending the money before brown can take it for houston schools public safety and social programs. >> through redevelopment we support jobs we build the economy more taxes are paid services get paid for. >> it has been called, quite frankly, a subsidy for developers. >> taxpayer groups think redevelopment money has been abused with politicians getting too cost si with developers. downtown san jose built a pavilion with theaters and restaurants in the 90s and then it happened. >> about 90% of the cases don't involve a substantial effort to build low income housing but to build new shopping malls new auto malls new sports stadiums. >> governor brown is well aware of these acts of defiance.
his office says everyone must said aside their turf wars to help solve the state's budget deficit. >> lisa argen is here with our forecast. it looks nice but we have some fog blowing into the valleys. a little sunshine and mild numbers to start out this saturday. i'll tell you what is coming up for the rest of the weekend. >> also ahead your love for food could make you a successful business owner.
international space station next thursday. >> a japanese rocket is on its way to the international space station this morning. they blasted off carrying nearly six tons of equipment to the astronauts aboard the space station. a special pay load first of the kind experiment conceived by high school students from san jose. david louie has their story. >> it's really cool. >> you could say it's out of this world. these 22 students have worked on an experiment headed to the international space station. they want to learn how microgravity affects plant growth. >> things like the water will travel in space because there is no gravity so the plants can grow faster. those are some of the things we have currently. >> it could pave the way for astronauts to grow their own food during extended missions. the students are from valley
christian high school in san jose. because of limited space the project must fit in a cube four by four by eight inches. a built in camera will monitor their growth. >> the astronaut on the space station will send information down to us and we'll look at the information and be able to say this is what is going on. >> this is the first high school project to use these special chambers. they have collectively put in one thousand hours of their own time. it's advisors included former nasa scientists and design engineers. >> if you give students to apply what they learned in the classroom it doesn't get any better. >> one of the most valuable learned was the important importance of collaboration. >> what path when we going to
choose and we got it on the table and got in heat debate on what we why going to choose and we came out what we with thought was going to be best. >> the first data should be transmitted to earth by mid-february. >> we can do something that is really exciting. >> the weekend is here and it's going to be absolutely beautiful. warmer temperatures. >> that's right. warmer than tomorrow. just by a couple degrees offshore winds today and view from lake tahoe, sunny and beautiful there. high temperature near 50. much of the week melting snow and kind of cold in truckee at 19 and tahoe valley airport is at 27 degrees rifle the now sutro cam, take a look at golden gate bridge, lots of sunshine across much of the bay area. north bay, you had some fog earlier in santa rosa but the fog blowing in on some east winds, that tule fog blowing into concord livermore and
hayward. so we're looking at strong inversion trapped at the surface. so kind of cool and hazy to start out. look at the coast 63 degrees at half moon bay. stronger winds from the north and east that will allow temperatures to warm up. already we're much warmer than we were yesterday. three to five degrees in oakland and livermore. look at the coast. big time warning here. 71 in half moon bay and another beach day with a lot of sunshine. temperatures above normal but we will see the high surf advisories through early tomorrow morning. be careful and no rain through next week. highest waves right now to the north point arena but they are expected to increase throughout the day from 15 to 20 feet so these large and dangerous waves can generate those very strong rip currents.
ocean beach, stinson beach central coast keep that in mind. lots of fog central valley keeping fresno at 57 today. los angeles warms to a comfortable 70. monterey upper 60s for you. already getting in on that warming. a weak system to our north allowing for high pressure to build in further today. that is bringing the stronger winds and allowing the storm track to stay far to the north today and tomorrow. yes, it looks like a weather pattern is going to stay perhaps through the end of the month. we'll be talking a month of dry width if it hold. high building in to the east of us we have strong northerly winds today. north and east bay gusty winds mount diablo reporting wind gusts of 35 miles an hour. so if you are doing biking you'll definitely notice the gusty winds and mild temperatures today. south bay, 67. sunnyvale santa clara coming in
mid-60s. further south upper 50s. san francisco, 65 56 this time of the year. >> a few 70s in danville and pleasanton and down by the monterey bay 59 morgan hill and 70s along the central coast. seven-day forecast a string of sunny mild afternoons and morning fog but really not much to complain about unless you want some new snow. we'll have to work on that. >> as far as we can see right. thanks lisa. >> could you do you think you can be the next great chef or restaurant owner. so a place is so remarkable. this morning dan ashley has a focus on solutions report on a san francisco kitchen that is helping food entrepreneurs beat the odds.
>> this recipe from my grandma. >> she makes one tasty tamale. she is cooking her fabulous creation at la cocina. it's a nonprofit incubator kitchen helping cooks turn it into a business. the executive director. >> we're looking for natural entrepreneurs. >> entrepreneurs who are either low income or immigrants or both and have a passion for food. >> i'm the only local humnus the bay area. >> this is japanese feed. >> that is very popular in japan? >> yes sir and san francisco. >> we have businesses that want to be caters. we want to be food carts. we have businesses that sell
packaged foods and do food service. >> businesses accepted get to use the commercial kitchen at a greatly reduced rental price but they also get help with their entire business plan. >> the package can getting the nutrition facts. >> even more critical. >> they have to get honest feedback. >> veronica first business clients. they sell food at farmers markets. >> my husband work with at farmer's market with my daughter. we would go to aul other farmers markets. >> the business is so successful she now has 7 part time employees and will soon open a restaurant in marin county. >> we are working at it. >> most that are accepted here are women, an exception is the two-man team that operates a new food cart at justin herman plaza
in downtown san francisco. it took about two years nor the owners to get from their idea to a long line of customers every lunch hour. they say they couldn't have done it without la conina. >> this my first time to have my own company, i really wouldn't know where to go. >> and now she is hoping for the same kind of success with her tamale business. now she is raising money for her own food cart. >> i'm so happy because i can see my dream come true. >> success one tamale at a time. >> i'm hungry.
they get about half money in foundations and donations. the rest comes from food sales and gift baskets. find out how to place an order at www.abc7.com. don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> they get low airfare by looking on line but no warning about all restrictions. is that fair? [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are like nothing else. add a layer of excitement to your next meal. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] pillsbury sweet moments bite-sized brownies. layers of brownie and caramel, dipped in chocolate. ready to eat sweet moments. find them in the refrigerated section.
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booking a flight online can help you get the airfare you want but what about the information you need? here is michael finney with a warning about restrictions. >> they looked around for a flight from morocco to san francisco for his mother and is usual he used expedia.com. his money was supposed to stay -- his mother was supposed to stay in the bay area but his sister announced she was getting married and mom had to go back and help her get ready. >> hasan called expedia to change the date on mother's return flight. he figured there would be a penalty fee but what he didn't expect was this. >> they said that the ticket you bought we cannot change at all. there is no way of changing it. we can't do anything about it.
they said i would have to buy a new ticket. i was surprised. >> expedia said the no change rule came from the airlines luthansa not expedia but the website should have warned them about a major restriction. instead the site provided general rules that implied there was flexibility like this one saying any changes may incur additional charges. >> i ended up buying a ticket one-way ticket for a thousand dollars. >> he also contacted 7 on your side and we took indicates expedia and it agreed with hasan saying that they don't believe enough information was provided at the time of booking relative to the fare rules on this flight. so they are giving him the value of the return flight and his mom flew back without worry. >> i changed the ticket for her. i was happy that 7 on your side
was able to help. >> to be absolutely sure about the rules ask to speak with an agent at expedia or call the airline directly about your flight. if you sill have a problem, let me know about it. coming up next celebrating a milestone. the anniversary party for one of san francisco's biggest tourist attractions sea lions at pier 39.
they are san francisco's biggest tourist attractions and this weekend they are celebrating an anniversary. here is don sanchez with the noisy neighbors. >> they are soaking up the sun. about 30 of them. pretty much like they did when sea lions chased out boaters in 1990. >> as many as 1700 were here at one time. >> we think the original attraction was the hering season back in 1989. >> they took off about a year and a half ago. fewer show up now. they are out looking for food. >> last year at this time a lot were up in oregon. >> the sea lions are an international attraction but the smaller numbers may be disappointing to tourists but they find them fascinating. >> they seem like they have a personality.
that is what attracts everybody. >> sea lions may have started off as nuisance but they are fixture here undisturbed by the boaters. >> we have ferry traffic we have sailboats coming in and out. it doesn't faze them. they can stay out of way. >> we watched them for 21 years but there is no guarantee they will stay forever. >> if they find somewhere else they may hang out somewhere else. >> they are hoping more will show up this weekend, it's an anniversary party. guided walking tours at the top of every hour between 11 and 4:00. what a great day to head down the embarcadero and see the sea lions. >> about 55 downtown today in
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