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. critics believe an over yi friendly relationship is supposed to be regulating contributed to the exexplosion say the foundation and dinner are proof they fear the you yilts can buy influence, this on the same day new commissioners promise aid new commitment. >> on my right... >> mike and catherine took their seats next to the commission president. and breng a lifetime of experience. >> i have done this work 33 years, it's about rates money and who pays. who receives. and you know we've learned to our shock that these last six months what we do here is about human life. >> sandoval va law professor and former bureaucrat.
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the governor brown appointees take their seats in a critical time since the explosion pge is facing scathing criticism for sloppy practices and cpuc for its failings. but hope for a new era is under cut by the foundation inaugural dinner party. utilities are paying $20,000 a table. idea to have funding for things like rewarding staffers. >> and this is unfortunate. we've got to get better about managing apeer yens buzz this is not the utilityies paying commissioners. >> and i just learned about this event yesterday. i'm not prepared to comment on this and i understand commissioner briefy trikted the development. >> san bruno residents are
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outrage i'd found it -- i'm a retired federal employee. we'd get run out on a rail if we can do. and that would give rewards and awards to employee autos former commissioner jeff brown is the foundation vice president. >> the foundation can ef not engage in advocacy. this is going to engage in educational services. >> and in addition there is a public investigation process that he will layout for commission approveal at their next pete meeting. flif san francisco abc 7 news. >> and oakland police chief snot leaving for san jose after all but says he's not certain that he's staying in oakland, either. there is one of two finalists for the job.
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and there is chris moore serving as interim chief. he said quote i've not made a final decision as to my future with this agency. it's to be determined if i'm fit for the vision of the future. >> a potentially life threatening silence. that is what they say they faced it's a problem they say they've had for years. and we're live with the controversy. >> police say it's bad enough they have to deal with fewer officers since last year's layoff z this issue with radios has been going on for years now just became public after yesterday's high spaed chase. officers on the streets say they feel like working conditions are so unsafe that they know the police union is talking to a lawyer and considering a lawsuit. >> it's going to be international. >> the police radio stopped
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working for five of the 10 minute long chase. officers could communicate with one another but a crucial part of the job went dark. they cannot get through to dispatch. it was impossible to call for an ambulance. outside and saying the life of the officers are on the line. >> this is and we've been making several demands now we might have to take legal action against the city regarding our safety out there on the streets. >> the problem seems to only affect officers in east oakland. this morning oakland mayor told abc 7 it's not a mechanical issue she said officers and a lack of training for blame and they push the emergency button it makes a priority only for the
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dhar pushed their emergency button for the rest of the system. >> police say if it's possible for one officer to cutoff an entire system, that is unacceptable. later in the day with the chief by her side kwan back tracked from the theory saying it's unclear what happened i'm into the knot going get into the blame game. we do it way too much. everyone wants to blai. i just want it fixed. >> he calls it blame game. i know this is safe hot issue. i never heard of it until yesterday. >> what is clear is that problem is a year and a half old. >> and we're asking for basics that you ghet and have a car that works and you have a computer that works. >> and police say one of the officers caught up in this collapse yesterday was on its way to the repair shop to get his broken car computer fixed when he got caught up in the police chase and realized his
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radio wasn't working either. now, the mayor says she's asked the tech support people to look what is going on and report back to her in three days. >> and police released a 911 call made from a coffee shop as a vigilante style murder suicide was taking place. wayne sanchez confronted only man suspected in his sister's twun disappearance. and an employee called after sanchez and nasma started yelling at each other. >> what makes you think he has a gun or knife? >> he pulled it out. >> there is a gun. it's a gun go.. go. go to the bathroom. go. >> okay and so this guy. >> oh my god he shot someone oh my god, oh, my god. [ bleep ]. >> ma'am, are you safe?
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we're in the bathroom. we're in the back. >> okay. >> and police praised that caller for doing an incredible job. sanchez shot and killed himself in the parking lot. evidence from the case is still being analyzed to determine if nasma was behind the disappearance of the harms, when he denied. >> a protest to try to shut down work on a billion dollar project at ucsf. protesters are san francisco neighborhoods include thogs closest to the construction zone y are they so upset? they say jobs are passing them by. >> there is a hospital complexion in san francisco. >> i want an opportunity to work. >> bobby richardson live in the city.
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and ucsf officials say they're hiring san franciscoin autos no figures yet in this month. and in december when project broke ground they say 22% of the workers from san francisco. here are the numbers. 78 workers hired 17 from the city zucsf says there is more still to come. >> the work opportunities won't really grow until around may, this year. >> she says this goal to to hire by 5% a year when this is complete. demonstrators are tired of waiting. >> i lived here all my life. and this is what very to do to get a job. >> the supervisor was the sponsor of a new law cheered by local workers taking affect in march. and it requires local hiring
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on city funded projects. not voluntary goals mandatory. and this doesn't affect ucsf. >> san francisco has contributed to the ability to build a project there. and there is a public infrastructure. >> the prot testers and officials met today both sides say progress was made z if jobs don't come from the talks, these folks will continue to walk the walk in san francisco abc 7 news. >> and san francisco courts may have to shut down the civil division an unprecedented move if the legislature approves huge cuts to the budget for next year. vic lee is in the newsroom with the story only on 7.
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>> officials tell thus is no idol threat and tell us these proposals contained in this report are based on false information. this lawyer spends a lot of time here at the mcallister street court house. it's been a frustrating year. the state deficit forced the court furloughs meaning 25% fewer clerks to handle work load, as well as closing filing office every friday at noon. >> they're backlogged about two to three months as well. and there are stacks in the back are absolutely like cowering. >> this is what those towering stacks of backlogged files look like. not enough staff not enough resources to do the work. now san francisco courts faced with cuts creating a deficit of $22 million. mike nguyen is the officer. >> we'll have no choice but to down size what we are.
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>> that means laying off about 250 employees. the result is dra conin. >> we'll have to shut down the civil division. i do not recall of any court that has to suspend their calendar because of lack of funding. >> and he says the office conclude san francisco courts are overstaffed and said they made that conclusion based on a study conducted 11 years ago. this office responds in this statement to abc 7 news. and reducks under a better position to adjust to lower funding levels than other courts identified as under resourced. and nguyen says they failed to consider the heavy load of complex court faces -- cases. >> we have two litigation departments and the only court
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with two. we handle two thirds of all asbestos cases. these take huge amounts of time. from staff. >> and officials of the legislative analyst office set up a feeting to discuss among other things those budget cuts. we'll follow this story. >> and still ahead tonight a stanford energy expert is living off the grid and his advice. >> new signs of hope for a turn around in the kme. evidence that bay area builders are ready to start building again. >> the government comes looking for a social security overpayment. 19 years after the fact. and 7 on your side is coming up. >> i'm spencer christian.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> google is launching its biggest-ever hiring drive and then there, is construction. david louie is in san jose. >> vacant office space is a clear by product of the economic down turn but analysts say there is a sudden uptick in rental activity air sign of business expansion z there is a big reason renewed venture capitol activity them made $21.8 billion in an
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investment last year up 19% from the year before also the first inincrease since 2007. and there is four times more than new england. hiring translates into demand for housing. there is good news for onthat front, too. the mayor told business leaders in an event sponsor bitd business journal that permits for 1100 housing units have been issued. there is a large development km ready to build housing. >> rents have been down z they're starting to go up. this is getting to the part where it almost justifies new construction. >> there is no signs of a broad based recovery. >> this is a huge factor for employment.
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it's to look at because that creates growth. >> the mayor says it will help offset governor layoff autos there are sectors growing and that is a good thing. clean tech is growing and that is a good thing. we'll toin see the job growth and we'll see government shrink. >> and get prog jekts like this one completed will help city could haver buzz sometimes, that takes about 18 months to happen once new jobs are created. david louie abc 7 money scope. >> a temporary reprieve for a man casing -- facing deportation. officials today granted a six-month stay taking 20 years to file a request to be processed. and this two u.s. born daughters are frayed to go to gaut mail malla. their mother die there'd last year of a
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heart tack while being held at gun point. and the stanislaus county sheriffs department will resume a search for a kidnapped 4-year-old boy tomorrow. divers will return to the canal where 11 cars have been dredged up from the water during this search and have not found a virl corolla suspected in the event. >> and investigators spent today searching san francisco's golden gate park and lake merced for a missing north bay teacher. the 53-year-old is a popular english teacher. she disappeared last wednesday. searchers have found no sign of schmidt near her home in ross. they turned their search to san francisco -- to san francisco because schmidt told a friend she wanted to explore golden gate park. the school sent a letter hope
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to parents offering counseling and support to students. >> golden gate bridge district took a step towards eliminating toll takers and finance committee voted to go forward with all electronic tolling. and there is 34 human toll takers will be eliminated tlchl is a final vote scheduled for tomorrow. >> and there is celebrities put to the test today in san francisco. to see who could crack the most crab. this was held to kick off the festival. the winner kevin jervich. a thousand dollars will be donated to city team of san jose in his name. >> that looks tasty. >> and its not a finesse operation. >> let's talk about the wonderful weather. >> there is is a live view now
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from our mount tam camera looking on to the city of san francisco and over the bay. there is mainly clear evening. there is a fog over into central valley and sunny skies today. and there is 73 in 1986. now, temperatures into 40s out at fairfield and antioch chilly there. other locations have readings into 50s up to about 60. these are the highlights. areas of dense fog developing overnight and there is showers possible. the black and white image shows fog retreating back into central valley z fog is approaching from the west coming up to the coast. so there is is a return of
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coastal fog. tonight we a tense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. visibility between a quarter mile and zero. and there is if you're driving areas give yourself time. it's going to be cold inland areas of the north bay with low temperatures dropping into mid 30s in napa and concord and we'll see low 40s satellite radar shows this large ridge weakening now. there are clouds moving in tomorrow and cooler near the coast and around the bay and there is this next system move nchlz we can look for showers developing overnight continuing into sunday again that will be the end of the dry spell. there is a computer animation at 7:00 saturday evening. there is rain moving through.
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and this will be a soggy day. tomorrow a sunny day. high temperatures into mid-60s 64 in campbell upper 50s to just above 60 on the pin anyone sla. mid-50s on the coast z 58 degrees downtown san francisco. and north bay highs from 50s into low 60s in santa rosa. and near east bay highs around or just above 60 degrees and inland east bay will be a range from mid-50s low to mid-60s. and monterey bay low 60s near the bay and here is the accu-weather forecast. there is rain developing overnight. and sunday looks like a wet day. and there is sunny skies and
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and so and there is bay area's own. >> your graphic is, i don't know. and a bay area man gets the run around from social security. >> michael finney steps -- helps straighten out a 20-year-old mistake. stay with us.
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to a federal agency from two decades ago. >> and a friendly government i'm here to help. and dealing with the federal government can be tricky. even when you get your way. you might not actually get your way. bill was having an issue with social security administration. a very old issue. >> i got a letter in 19 or 2009 they'd over paid $180 back in 1990. >> and now, they want their man back. $180 there it is in the paper work. now bill was given an opportunity to seek a waiver so he did. and got it. at least should have. >> only thing they'd sent me back more or less were letters saying we're not going take
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the money. and i kept sentding letters saying have you taken the money. i want a -- refunded. >> that is right. they waived a charge and took the money anyway. he went to the social security office and says he got everything straightened out but received more letters just no refunds. and exacted 7 on your side. and now, he has his money back. >> in a way i'm sorry i started this whole thing. i mean this is part of a paper work for this money. i should have said forget it. $180 is 180s oodz absolutely. your money. >> you know? and no i'm happy wit and look. social security deal was millions of checks each month. i like knowing they pay attention and want overpayments from 19 years ago. if you on the receiving end of
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this move it can be frustrating so let us handle this for you go. to awc 7 nuts.com. and one r one final vote. -- note. he got the letter that said a a thousand and eighty dollars. >> they're trying. >> thanks. >> still coming up at 6:30 what the weather has brought to the northeastern united states. the impact of the sixth major storm of the season. >> and there is a expert explaining how to live off the grid z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z
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new york city overnight bringing total for january to a record 36 inches 10 more than the previous mark. all snow makes for a beautiful sight in central park. people there say they've had nuf it's taking me about half an hour just to get this block. >> i ended up in the middle of the streak. sidewalks are completely done for. >> the storm has proven deadly. six people have killed and near boston two men were trap whtd roof of a building collapsed under the waste of the snow. airports are now all reopened but there is a backlog around the country. >> so what was your last power bill? how would you like to pay a fraction that have? maybe zero? nothing? there is a will there, is a way. abc 7 reports on a local man with a small carbon foot print. >> it's more than just another energy self sufficient house thchl is a matter of owners practicing what they preach
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and teach. >> so this is my husband's idea. >> her husband is an environmental engineer and co-auj yord a study that draws a blueprint for world wide sustainibility. >> the question is society for will. and there is a family house is a working example. solar cells power everything from water air heating and electric car. >> i think it's maybe you need to have, you know put some money, invest in this. but usually they makeup for their cause. you know? this is 10-15 year autos they began began in 2004. the price roughly $35,000 but the bills zero. >> this lesson is that we can
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help solve the problem. but we need to directly get together to solve this. >> he the study found the world has no barriers to converting to clean energy enadvising 90% of the electricity being generated by sun and wind. >> solar is more expensive today than coal or gas. however, when you add health affects of the coal and gas together then solar power becomes the same price. >> all patter of visualizing he says fchl one family can do it with one house why not a world? >> and the white house named a new presidential press secretary today. the 45-year-old will be the official white house spokesman when he takes over for gibs leaving for a job in the private sector. he's a former white house correspondent for "time"
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magazine. >> and homeland security is scrapping the color coded terror alert system in place since the september 11th attacks. right now the system ranks national threat level from red or severe to green meaning low danger. the current threat level is orange. the new system will identify threats in areas homeland security secretary announced changes this morning. >> when a threat develops that could impact you are we'll tell you. we'll provide whatever information we can. so that you noi how to protect yourselves families and communities. >> that system will take affect in late april. >> and there is growing concern tonight over health of former south african president nelson mendela now 92 years old. he's been hospitalized fwhoor his office describes as routine tests.
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routers reported he's recovering from a collapsed lung. the government appealed for calm in the country and the mandela foundation says he's quote in no danger and in good spirits. violence escalated in egypt where a nobel peace prize dinner declared he's reason to lead a campaign for reyeej change. demonstrate jorz been rioting for days in egypt and pro testers through fire bombs and looted buildings in two cities. and fired at riot police. the top democracy advocate returned today to lead opposition rallies tomorrow. egypt's ruling party said waits ready for dialogue but authorities interrupted messages on facebook twitter and black berry autos and a brewing sales war over smart phones. at and t says it will start marketing android phone skptz number of new wireless
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customers fell last quarter to lower in five years profits off 60%. >> and rupert murdock is ready to unveil the first ipad only newspaper, the daily next week in new york. announcement supposed to be made last week but there are kinks in the plan. again rat motors has withdrawn its application for loans the money would have helped gm modernize its plants. kpt says it has cash to pay for improvements on its own. the dow jones inched four points closer to 12,000 today. and s and p 500 gained almost three. >> tonight the stand ford researchers who are developing an artificial sense of smell. >> we want to be able to smell contaminants in the air to taste, toxins in water.
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a research team is working on a technology that might be compared to the human nose the goal to detect and identify substances almost by sense of smell. >> the average nose can distinguish among 200 cents. now researchers atestimonying to duplicate that in a machine. >> so when we smell things it's multiple you know molecules interact with receptors so we're doing kind
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of the same thing. >> in his lab they're manufacturing synthetic dna. instead of controlling functions their dna is engineered to react to compounds in the environment. >> we want to be able to smell them in the air. in an environmental application. we'd like to be able to taste toxins in the water. >> they replace with compounds seven colors then expose their dna sensors to vapors injected into a vial. this is the result. the beads turned different colors. >> and there is retd orange yellow. >> and with there is they believe koit start to approach the complexity of human smell.
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>> this is similar. we use senseors not just one. a library of sensors. this is to -- just like the nose. >> they're hoping to use the sensors to power florescent mike skopz like this one. it was crafted from an iphone by a group at the university of california. >> this idea is that we can sense 100 thing was 10 different sensors. there is a is a high-tech nose not meant to replace the sense of smell but to mimic it. the team is in contact with makers of the microscope about possibly merging in the future. >> and there is a story of a housewife who is going mad. a bay area tony ward winner next to normal in
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in oakland. the guys hit a car on sunkist
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drive not involved in the chase. officers tell us no one inside was seriously injured but there is an ambulance there just in case. police say they lost the car within five minutes of the pursuit. the suspects got away. at least for the time being. >> a bipolar housewife dealing with the death of her son is estrangement of her daughter and own mental health hardly sounds like material for a musical but "next to normal" won a pulitzer prize and now playing in san francisco. >> alice riply as diana. a bipolar woman given electric shock talking to her dead son. it's emotional and exhausting. she's lived the role for five years. and it wasn't easy at first. >> i had a hard time separating myself from her. you're talking about the drain on my physical energy and
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demands of the role. >> this has bnt ultimate reward she won best actress tony in 2009. >> to my medicine cabinet. tony. >> right next to the toothpaste. it started in small work shops and finally broadway. she was part of it as the raw material was shaped. >> this is kind kinld of like twisted and woven into in beautiful fine thread. now it's a tap possessry. >> it's score won a tony. and just the age musical to win a pulitzer prize you can't deny it. it's the pulitzer. >> that means. >> this gives you confidence. >> what may be most fascinating is the reaction to it. family struggles and bipolar condition. they come up to her for advice
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but alice is not diana. >> it's something you just have to be clear about. who you are. >> she'll westbound a national tour until july then, maybe something else. time to give emotions a break from this thought-provoking show. >> people think they're happy just haven't thought about it enough. and that is spencer christian here with the forecast. >> there is mild weather today. there is cool weather as well. there is a high of only 47 at fairfield. there is a high of 73 in santa cruz. there is a 26 degree difference interest. and there is will not be a big warm up tomorrow fog closing in to. and traveling over to
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the tahoe area take a look at what is developing there for the weekend. friday looks like a sunny day. there is saturday clouds gather and there is a little bit of something for everyone. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is dry conditions and rain develop more showers will saturday night into sunday morning. looks like sunday morning is going to be wet. there is dry weather and there is that strange-looking groundhog there. >> there that looks like an owl. >> iz on tiger woods. >> why and this is tiger playing in the first tournament of the new year. hoping to return to the most dominant golfer in the world. take a look at this. does et get better?
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tiger with three birdie puts. and tee shots erratic. and john daily 567 finish was back to back birdies. there is an aprogs hitting the pin. and there is the long birdie putt on 15. ricky fowler newcomer of the year on tour. and birdie on six. and who is leading? well everybody is chasing sung. no video of the rounds but he scorched at tori pine was a 64. and tiger is happy with the start as well as fans. >> this is a good day
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absolutely. getting to work on a farmer tan is good. >> and there is other ideas club fed closed down under. and the former womens number one friend good to have friends. and there is a a back hand into the net. fedderer up and jokeavich nice get cross court winning five straight games to take that 7-5. and there is a sf straight sets and there is giants partying with world series trophy a's toiling in obscurity. they're following the same blueprint. great pitching and just enough offense. one man counted on to provide pop this season.
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and there is josh willing ham in majors six years. and there is about 20 homers per year two. years ago two grand slams in one game. >> this is is a grand slam. object is to hit another home run. and i've got the refocus a little bit. any time you go ask to try to hit a home run that is usually not a successful plan. >> this is where three weeks ago bud adams announced he's keeping jeff fisher today they've parted ways. he gets $8 million to her half. and there is this saturday in
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san jose. and in such great shape adonus could walk away and say i better go through a few more sit ups you have 10 other guys. if i make a mistake in football they may cover for me. >> and walker one of the greatest all-around athletes of his team. >> and stay with us. how youffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
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join me tonight at 9:00 coming up the camouflaged figure that is armed but is it also dangerous? and this dog rescued in one of the biggest animal cruelty busts in years. the condition that's shook even veteran investigators. its coming up at 9:00 and 11:00. >> and annual fund-raiser warming hearts in san francisco general hospital. >> take a look. six hearts will be auctioned off to raise money for life
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saving programs and it's trauma center. >> they'll go up for bids in hereos and hearts lunchen february 10th. >> very exciting to see the support that the general has and that impact on the city. it's a safety net for the community. >> and in addition several hearts will be auctioned off and will be on display around the city. >> and there had this event helped raise $5 million for san francisco general. >> and that is this edition of abc 7 news at 6:00. >> and thanks for joining us. >> have a good evening oo. good night.
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