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>> in the news this sunday morning, october 9th, the raiders play in houston today as they and their fans mourn the death of al davis. and governor brown signs the dream act, providing financial aid to undocumented immigrants in california. >> good morning. fog is all up and down the coast. in the livermore valley temperatures in the mid-and upper 50s, and a little slow to clear today. >> thank you, lisa. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm caroline tyler. the oakland raiders play in houston today without their maverick leader. owner al davis died yesterday at his piedmont home at the age of 82. the raiders have released a statement on their website saying he was a innovator, a pioneer with a deep love and passion for the game of
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football. his contributions to the game are enumerable. his legationcy will endure forever. it's drawn fans young and old to the raider headquarters to pay tribute to al davis. we have more. >> reporter: balloons, flower, and a raiders jersey. these are the silver and black bits of memorial orium they continue to build. >> i feel like an orphan right now. i feel like the father of our football team just passed away. >> the death of al davis has stricken a usually rowdy group silent. and here at headquarters, devoted fans take a knee, bring flowers, and add their signatures to a poster in honor of a man who turned the rough and tumble raiders into more than just a financial team. for fans it's a way of life. >> how long have you been a raider fan? >> all my life, my 33 years. >> this chance to pay their
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respect is well worth the 50-mile drive that this family made. some decisions by davis did bring pain to long time fans. >> i was young when they first moved to loves -- los angeles but i was brought up in a raider household. when they first moved i cried. >> he heads up a 66 mob, a group that runs of the longest running tailgating parties at oakland coliseum. he said all was forgiven when davis return the raiders to oakland. >> it was like the greatest miracle ever. no one expected it. it was lick heaven on earth. >> it is interesting to watch the respect fans have been paying to davis. a little earlier i watched a fan pull up in a cab, unfold his walker and personally deliver his memento. abc7 news. >> al davis is survived by his wife, carroll, and son, mark.
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oakland mayor jean quan said, the raiders brought so much good will to oakland, he will be sorely missed. mike shumann will have players' reaction and much more coming up in this morning's sports. there's been an outpouring of condolences from rapper and team on twitter. rapper snoop dogg wrote rest in power to the al davis. win, baby, win. you will be missed." " from johnson, he will be missed. and vallejo native, a yankee's pitcher, said sad day for raiders fans. rest in peace, al davis. for more on al davis, you can go to abc7news.com. we have a gallery of photos featuring him over the years. a controversial bill is now law in california. governor jerry brown signed the dream act this weekend. now undocumented immigrant
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students can apply to state universities and receive state financial aid. abc reports. >> supporters of the dream act is being celebrated from san francisco to los angeles. >> this is absolutely to the credit of the thousands of students, especially the undocumented students, who were so courageous and fought relentlessly year after year. >> los angeles assemblyman, gil, authored the bill. he said now these students can help improve the state. >> what it means to the students is there is going to be an opportunity for them to be treated equally, to contribute to the future of this state. >> but there are many who believe the state's citizens students can barely afford tuition in state colleges and universities. now these undocumented students can get a free education on the taxpayer and get public education grant libel grants. bob said he had to work for his,
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why shouldn't these students. >> i come here and try to abide by the santa claus you giveaway free moen and that's why we are so much in debt in the united states. >> the head of the san francisco republican party. >> their parents brought them and it's not their fault. their parents did t but their parents should be responsible, not the taxpayers of california. >> the design and architecture of this bill is that these students would not take one cent or one scholarship from any other student. >> he said it's not just moen that's the issue. >> it encourages people to come here illegally. >> he thinks the dream act is a great idea. >> they are here to stay and they aren't going anywhere so if they are going to grow up here i want them to be smart, not stupid. >> and they tell us a state finance formula limits dream act payments to one percent of the annual cal grants. current funding to cap payments at undocumented students at $14.5 million. relative of the man who shot
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and killed three co-workers in cupertino last week say they are as shocked by his rampage as anyone else. shareef all monday's family said there are no words to express their sorrow. in a statement they say we are completely shocked and struggle with the events because the shareef we knew was a loving father and good man who lived his life helping as volunteering and advocating for positive change. police say allman opened fire wednesday killing workers and injuring six. he was killed by sheriff's deputies who confronted him thursday morning. >> san jose police are searching for a killer after a double shooting this weekend. one person is dead, another seriously injured. police rear leasing few details at this point, saying only a man and a woman were found shot inside an apartment on south third street yesterday morning. in san mateo police are investigating the shooting of a clerk inside a pet store.
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victim was taken to a nearby hospital. the shooting happened at pet smart on south he will camino real last night. they believe it was probably part of a robbery attempt. the shooter is still at large. >> a parolee driving a stolen car is hospitalized and facing charges after leading police on a child chase through the city yesterday. police say he even drove the red honda in the wrong direction on westbound side 80. police finally caught up with him near lake mareet and ended the chase by ramming the car. the blue angels will perform their flying stunts over san francisco bay again today. next, details on today's fleet week airshow and why san francisco is likely to be even more crowd than it was yesterday. plus, we are learning more about the pilot who left monterey on a solo flight to hawaii this weekend. but miscalculated how far his plane could fly before it ran out of fuel.
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>> the blue jackets will be back today for another fleet week airshow. the angels precision performance is the highlight of the annual fleet week festivities. there are plenty of navy ships, parades and special events, but watching navy fire jets fly wing tip to wing tip at hundreds of miles of hour is what draws an estimated 1 million spectators every year. >> they make a lot of noise and they like fly overhead in the air. >> if you are thinking of coming out today, city officials urge you to take public transit. the fleet week airshow is from
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12:30 to 4:00. the blue angels will perform at 3:00. you can also tour the ships from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m.. the navy band appearance at pier39 from noon to two and from four to seven. there also a niners game, plus it's italian heritage day in north beach, so traffic could be challenging. a compute ehrhoff virus has reportsedly affected the computer networks used to control u.s. air force droughns in iraq and afghanistan. the report published in "wired magazine" said the spyware is resistant. it's uncertain if it is part of a direct attack or if it accidentally affected the networks. the air force doesn't publicly discuss threats to its computers networks. police have identified the pilot who was rescued after ditching his plane off of hawaii. the pilot of spain was headed to monterey to hilo, hawaii friday when he realized he did not have
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enough fuel to make it. the coast guard took some dramatics video. he landed the twin-engine cessna on the water. the 65-year-old pilot was not seriously injured. the helicopter crew pulled him in safety just minutes before his plane sank. lisa is here now with a look at the accuweather forecast. >> quite a bit of fog this morning. fog everywhere except for concord. it will probably move into concord later. a live look from our roof camera. looks pretty good here, numbers in the 50s. but with that fog and the stronger onshore push, a couple degrees cooler today. you heard about the warmup, but have you heard about the rain? that could be headed our way as soon as tomorrow. we will talk about it next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, mike shumann has player reaction to the death of
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county is expanding by more than 50%. the story from abc7s laura anthony. >> as heavy equipment moves thousands of tons of earth and rock into place the expansion of the reservoir is beginning to take shape. >> we are raising the top of the dam by 34 feet which enables us to increase the maximum water levels of the dam, going from -- to 150,000-acre capacity. >> it will help take pressure off the fragile delta ecosystem, requiring less water to be pumped from the central valley. the project will provide long-term stability for the contra costa water district 500,000 customers, an insurance of sorts during drought years. it's all being done under budget and at least six months ahead of schedule. >> this contractor wanted to do it much more aggressive and
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accelerated so he's actually done an approach where he's working six ten-hour days and has now gone to tuten-hour shifts every day. >> once it's finished next spring it will include renovation and expansion of a marine for those who visit the reservoir for recreation. >> and we will have a trail system to accommodate the reservoir. >> one reason it's so under budget is the economy. it was put out to bid at a time when contractors were offering their services at very low prices. it's also providing a lot of badly-needed jobs, more than 100 local workers out here on the project. near brentwood, laura anthony, abc7 news. lots of things going on in san francisco today. is that fog going to lift? >> yeah. we will see mostly sunny skies but it is going to hang out right
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right near the coast. it will linger and always a challenge and the blue angels are here. but we will be looking at a pretty nice afternoon with the sun coming up at 7:12 and the fog really quite dense as you head south around san louis, and also monterey and to the north. we are talking about some quarter mile visibility around santa rosa. numbers with the low clouds and fog, still on the mild side. low 50s. mid-50s, 57 in redwood city, 59 in mountain view and 54 in the livermore valley. so areas of fog this morning. we are talking about, yes, the return to a chance of showers tomorrow, favor ordering the north bay. then we still will get into a warm pattern when this system moves on out. on tuesday. here's a look at the fog product this morning. you notice it's all the way into the bay and it takes until 11:00 when it begins to pull back. by 1:00 we will have mostly sunny skies but you notice the
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marin coast. maybe a little fog here. expecting it to pull away for a short time right along the coast of san francisco. conditions should be fine. in terms of high temperatures today, a lot like yesterday. we are talking about 60s and 70s yesterday. and that fog lingering. well, a couple of reasons why. we've got a ridge of high pressure off the coast allowing for a big ridge of high pressure to stay with this and with that sinking air it deflects the storm system to the north. but there is yet another system that will bring us what we call like a warm rain shower overrunning rain so are most of the activity to the north in california. but as this slides to the south we will have some of that mist and drizzle when you wake up monday, and it could go as far south as santa cruz. that's why we are talking about the chance of showers favoring the north bay. here it is hour by hour. you notice, as we head toward 5:00 in the afternoon on monday, we do have the cloudy skies and most of the activity still hung
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up in the north bay. look what happens overnight 6:00 tuesday morning. the morning commute, a chance of showers but by the afternoon we clear out and we are on our way to the offshore no with the warmest weather still headed our way wednesday and thursday with the return to those 80s. here's a look at san francisco today. a little cooler. upper 60s. we are talking about a nice day and the fog lingering for the early part of the morning hours. maybe right until about 11:00. 76 santa clara in the south bay, 74 redwood city. overall not a whole lot of change. it's just at the shoreline with the stronger push. mid-60s with the sunset. in the north day notice some sun at stinson beach but it will take throughout the morning to clear. near east bay, 76. and in our inland valleys, mid-and upper 70s today. very similar to yesterday. starting out with a little bit of low clouds and fog. 70 in watsonville.
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here's the look ahead. you notice inland spots will see around 80 today. despite the cloud cover today it still should be mild. main chance of showers should be in the north bay. notice very warm wednesday and thursday and cooler by next weekend. >> it looks like it's bouncing back to those temperatures. >> yeah. big swings. >> all right. thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. the death of raiders owner al davis is, of course, big news throughout the nfl where he was a true pioneer. mike shumann has reaction from players in sports. >> good morning. well, al davis, the man who coined the phrase "just win, baby," passed away yesterday at his home in speed monte age of 82. cause of death is not known. he did more for the nfl than anyone involves in the game. a coach, asis stan coach, owner and american league commissioner. he was a maverick, doing things his way and that was the raider way. he won three super goals in the process. he was loyal to his players, coaches and his fans. and the only color he saw was
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silver and black. he hired the first african-american coach, the first latino coach, and the first female ceo in amy. we caught up with some of his former and current players who are saddened by a.l.'s passing. >> i feel saddened by it. i was walking around in the morning getting ready to go through walk through and one of the players saw it on the news and told me and i tried to reach out to some guys and see how everything is going. but it's tough. definitely shocking news for us. you know, we get here last night and then wake up this morning and hear that we've lost our owner, the guy that led this team for many, many years. it was tough. it was you have to take in as a team. i understand what he meant to this organization. >> he will be missed. all right. the seventh-ranked stanford cardinals improve to 5-0 as they crush the buffalos. rideth longest win streak at 12 games. colorado looking to get on the road first.
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will oliverver with the 30-yard field go but maxburg said huh-uh. gone. 82 yards. stanford returns a special teams southern are turnover into a special teams touchdown, 7-0. third quarter, luck had the defense guessing all game. the fake hand-off and ron is wide open. second touchdown of the game. 34-7, stanford. go to the fourth quarter, luck, quick drop. finds griff whalen on the post. makes one man miss, shrugged off another and scores 40 card. luck, 370 yards passing in the game, three touchdowns. stanford wins big, 48-7. >> i obviously love to score a touchdown on every drive. no turnovers. i think we had a couple punts this game, which will just, you know, kill you. so we know we will have to improve if we want to win consistently. >> san jose state and provo without brandon ruttily and they miss him dearly. the check offer. he takes it in and the cougars
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waist no team. nelson right on the men to jacobson. 40 yards for the score. and two-game win streak is over as the coogs roll 29-16. the san jose sharks hoping the third time will be a charm. they made it to the western conference finals the past two years and hopefully with off-season changes this will be their year. the fourth consecutive division banner was unveiled last night. a new lineman, joe pavelski he will ski. he knocked in first of two goals on the evening. and marleau, right between the legs of derek morris. the sharks go up 1-0. second period sharks on the power play again. logan hits clow a little behind the back pad. clow puts it in. the passing looked in midseason farm. sharks get scoring from all four line and they win the opener 6-3. game one of the alcs with the rangers hosting the tigers. nolan ryan look to get his rangers back to the world
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series. justin verlander on the hill. nelson not intimidated. crushes it to deep left and gone. solo shot makes it 3-0. verlander is human, after all. it started pouring in the ticket. the first of two rain delays. break out the tarp. when they resumed, tigers finally got to c.j. wilson. austin jackson sends one into the gap. ramon santiago comes in to score. jackson scores on a wild pitch but the rangers hold on to win game one, 3-2, the final. 49ers hosting the buccaneers and rateerd in houston to take on the texans. we have all the highlights tonight at five. i'm mike shumann, have a great day. >> it mapped again. someone released all the fish at the salmon institute. the question is why?
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>> welcome back, everyone. a high school project has become
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a target of vandalism again. yesterday morning someone broke into the salmon institute and cut fish nets, releasing about 20,000 salmon. last week thousands more were set free and this morning an investigation is underway. >> reporter: 40,000 sammons used to swim in these pens. 27-year-old gillis said they were his babies. he and his classmates at the high school in petaluma were responsible for every stage of their lives. >> yeah, we took care of them, we spawned them from mother and father fish and raised them from before they were even fish. >> reporter: it was a collaborative effort with the foundation and the timeron salmon institute whose motto is empowering today's youth to save tomorrow's salmon. the students raise the fish for several months in a hatchery at school and transferred them to prepare for a release into the bay. someone deliberately cut the
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ties that held the fish in the nets. >> it's a sad state where you can't raise fish to give back to the wild without somebody vandalizing the project. >> reporter: the fish were going to be released this month but not this way. every year the students have a ceremony to say good-bye to their babies. now they have been deprived of any event that celebrates their hard work. >> everyone can say we need to do something, but we are the kids who are out there doing it. we are restoring the creek, restoring the salmon populations, and just helping the environment that surrounds us. >> the institute said it may have been mistaken for a fish farm where fish are kept in a much smaller place to be raised for food. the marijuana county sheriff's department said it's investigating the crime as vandalism and grand theft. the rally begins corporate agreed known as the occupy movement is moving into little 11th day in san francisco.
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[chanting] "occupy wall street, occupy wall street." demonstrators have been camping out in front of the federal reserve bank at market and main streets. it began in new york and has spread nationwide. protesters in new york city have grown to several thousands. the demonstrators made a peaceful march to washington scare park yesterday. the group has pledged to take down computers at the new york stock exchange tomorrow as an extension of the protest. the nation's capital has caught occupied fever. a large, mostly peaceful crowd, rallied in mcpherson square this weekend. many form the numbered 9, represent being what they feel is the number of people in the country without influence. and anti-war demonstrators closed down the national air and space museum for the day. they tried to enter the museum to protest a drone exhibit.
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and the government's effort to crackdown on pot farms in california is not stopping an expo. the three day expo is going on at the cal palace. but some venders did back out at the last minute. an expo spokesperson said some people are scared after federal prosecutors announced they would crackdown on medical spot dispensaries. the dispensaries are legal under state law, still illegal under federal law. a new controversy is shaking up the san francisco's mayor's race and presenting a thread to mayor edison lee's campaign. on friday dennis called on the u.s. and state attorneys general to open a criminal investigation into allegations mayor lee's campaign laundered moen through business association. according to the accusations, this, in order to exceed limits on campaign donations. the california fair political practices commission has already opened its own civil
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investigation. >> the buck ultimately stops with those who are engaging in the activity. and at this point we don't know who was involved in the activity. we obviously know who the contributors were but we don't know if anybody was directing people, we don't know who was aware of it. >> at issue, an 8,500-dollar contribution mayor lee's campaign received from an airport shuttle company that receives certain concessions at sfo. in a statement sent to abc7, lee's campaign' cued herrera of abouncing his position at city attorney for a, quote, politically motivated investigation over moen we returned over a result of our own concerns." >> the sheriff's race in san francisco. for many, mike hennessy is the only one they have ever known. but of a more than three decades on the job, hennessy is retiring. so the race to replace him is on.
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abc7s johnathan bloom reports an debate among the top three candidates. >> one is a sitting member of the board of supervisors. one is a captain in the sheriff's department, and the third a retired undersheriff who once led the police union. they are vying to replace the longest serving share any of san francisco's history, mike hennessy, who is retiring after 31 years on the job. >> i believe it's probably the most in saytive sheriff, not just in california but in the united states, mike hennessy, and he's endorsed me to succeed him. >> the only supervisor candidate that has his endorsement. >> i worked as his undersheriff. mike hennessy recruited me to be his undersheriff because he knew the career i had. >> captain paul is endorsed by the unions rest be the sheriffs rank and file. >> i think the best person to continue the sheriffs legacy of success is someone who has been part of the success. >> issue one, what to do with the state sends hundreds ever inmates from its crowded prisons
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back to the six county jails the san francisco sheriff oversees. the state calls it realignment. >> we have the tools in place to be adequately prepared to dole with this challenge. >> he is optimistic but others not so much. >> the state has failed in its ability to rehabilitate brings norse so they are now deflecting it back to local governments. >> he wants to deflect back to the state by asking for moen wench have to make sure the governor does something long-term on the ballot to fund realignment. >> on legalizing marijuana, he said no. >> i don't believe that we want to send a message to young people that smoking marijuana is a good thing. >> he said now is not the time. >> it would take a massive undertaking and a lot of money and resources to do it effectively. >> he said do it and safe moen. >> the government has wasted millions of dollars on the war on drugs. >> what they consistently agreed on is the sheriffs hennessy's
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trademark cowboy boots will be awfully big ones to fill. abc7 news. after on again and off again rain showers last week, which is it looking for like this week? >> we have a chance of rain this week in our forecast but overall the warmer, dryer weather is going to win out. and that will happen midweek. so between now and wednesday we do have some changes. this morning starting out with much more fog. golden gate bridge looking okay but the fog has made its way across the bay. that means slower clearing, slightly cooler. details are ahead. >> thank you, lisa. and also ahead we will update the environmental disaster down under as oil continues to leak from a tanker off new zealand.
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>> good morning. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. not much going on. weather-wise, lisa is along in about 30 seconds to give you a full, accuweather forecast. international crews are scrambling trying to prevent an environmental disaster off the coast of new zealand. a container ship is ground on a reef, leak being oil into the pristine bay of plenty. new zealand's prime minister has taken a helicopter tour of the damage. he said he wants to know why the liberian-flagged ship hit the well-mapped reef in calm waters on wednesday. crews have been rescuing and you saw them cleaning wildlife. they are hoping to unload tons of fuel in case the ship breaks up. that is unfortunate there. lisa is here now with a look at the accuweather forecast. well, it looks like we will see more fog today. and with that slightly cooler temperatures. and also the possibility of that fog lingering at the shoreline.
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so it might be one of those days where they have to make that call on the blue angels by the afternoon because the fog will be flirting with the shoreline, unlike yesterday where it really warmed up quickly and that fog dissipated. we are looking at dark conditions out there from our roof camera. and temperatures are fairly uniform, in the 50s this morning. but the fog, boy, has it made its way not only across the bay, but it's in the livermore valley, on the coast, it's guilty dense up to the north. only a quarter mile visibility up in santa rosaa, and pretty soon i think you will be looking at the low clouds in concord this morning. 59 in mountain view, 57 in san jose. so with that switch we have a stronger on shore push. temperatures a couple degrees cooler today. we should see plenty of sun. should be a nice afternoon. tomorrow overrunning moisture from a weak system to our north. we may see a few light showers mainly in the north bay. maybe a few sprinkles in santa
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cruz. when that moves out we you shall talking warmer and dryer conditions from tuesday on through thursday and friday looks pretty good too. the fog is not only moving across the bay, but look at 11:00. it's going to be by 12:00, 1:00 when it continues to push back. but once it does we are still looking at it hanging up along the san mateo coast. the temperature profile, once again, 60s and 70s. but by 3:00 in the afternoon it's right along the marin coast, right here in san francisco. it will be one of those days where you see the sunshine in the city, but if you head toward the bridge, it will be right there. so it's going to be a tough call. but we will look for a nice afternoon, nonetheless. with the temperatures on the warmer side, it's really going to stay that way, even despite this next weak system. so our big ridge of high pressure really doesn't go anywhere because the next system is what we call some overrunning moisture. the area of low pressure still
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way to the north of us. and what we are going to see is just the enhanced cloud cover, maybe some light sprinkles, and as i said, it could be as far south as santa cruz. that should be toward the afternoon on monday. so you wake up on monday, it will be cloudy. 6:00 the morning commute, the mist and the drizzle from the san mateo coast. look what happens throughout the afternoon. here we are ten, eleven, twelve, three o'clock in the afternoon. we have mostly cloudy skies and here's the front. it's well to the north, up toward here and santa rosa look at showers. by six, seven o'clock, still getting hung up but it's not until later on in the evening hours when we could see some of the moisture throughout san francisco overnight. we are still looking at a chance of showers and by tuesday afternoon we are back into the sunshine. nice day and then a warmup comes wednesday and thursday. today, then, up ehrhoff 60s across the bay with that fog hanging out along the shoreline and temperatures in the south bay. very similar to yesterday.
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77 campbell, san jose 76. and we are looking at mid-70s, palo alto and redwood city. sunshine in the afternoon. 68 downtown in the north day. numbers ranging from 75 in petaluma to 78 in cloverdale. another nice dale near east bay. 72 in hayward and san leandro. out over the else, once again, upper 70s should do it for pittsburgh and danville. and mid-70s monterey. lots of clouds and dense fog this morning and 70 in watsonville. enjoy the afternoon today. it looks good tomorrow. we will have a cloudy day, a chance of showers favoring north of the golden gate, and by tuesday back to a warming weather pattern. the warmest weather wednesday, thursday, and the cool down by next weekend. >> i think a lot of people will be concerned if you are saying there is a possibility the blue angels can't fly. >> i'm not saying they can't fly. >> you said a possibility. >> the fog will be right at the coast making it, you know,
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picture perfect. they will probably do it. there are professionals that know all about that. >> all right. thanks, lisa. well, children living in san francisco's mission district are often underserved, but one organization is offering a special enrichment program to help students who live in the mission not just interested in science, but excited about it. abc7s education reporter leeann shows why it is getting so much attention. >> it's 8:30:00 in the morning and the kindergarten class at mckinney elementary is going exploring. their one mile walk will take them to the mission science workshop located at mission high. >> what we are going do first is go in the workshop and take a little feet, and i will give you some exploration time. >> for the next several minutes of free time they will discover new sounds and experience new concepts, while getting
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acquainted with things they have only read about. they move on, learning about the five senses. >> taste, touch, and sight. there's two more.. >> and the props reinforce what they are taught. in this case the yellow, smelly rock is made of sulfur, which they learn is used in matches. they discover how sound travels by using a tuning fork. >> your ear can feel the air shaking around and that's how we hear sounds. >> the more little pieces of information they can get, i feel like my ultimate goal would be to get them to be thinkers, like close the circle on the way they look at the world. >> dan is the director of the mission science workshop. the idea to create the program started in 1990 in his garage where he had a small workshop for the local kids in the mission. >> they asked me really interesting questions about why i was doing certain things.
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and i thought it was interesting to try to explain it. >> he eventually moved into the vacant auto shop at mission high. today's students attending schools in the mission district get nearly two hours of science every time they visit. he wants underserved kids to learn by exploring. >> being aware that most of their parents had little or no education. so we are, of course, very put off by science or just afraid of it. >> with so many interesting objects, it's hard to think about a favorite. >> the fishys over there, all the rocks or the fossils, yeah, or that giant mammoth thing over there. >> this is a group of fourth graders from santos elementary. today's lesson focuses on sources of power. >> did you read how many vultures you are expected to find? >> one .5. >> one-third of their funding comes from the department of
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children, youth and families. but private entities, like foundations, also support the workshop. they would like see america regain its competitive edge in science. >> our foundation truly believes that, you know, to turn that tide you start early with children to get them engaged, and what i would call the science, technology and math. >> today there are more than ten community-based workshops in the state modeled after this one, helping to inspire the next generation of california scientists. in san francisco, leeann, abc7 news. >> don't go away. 7 on your side is next. >> a woman applies for a passport, but it never arrives. i'm michael finney. ahead on 7 on your side, how an important document can just disappear.
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passports are sent through the mail but the government does not require anyone it sign for them
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when they arrive. and that policy led to a not mare for a san francisco woman, whose passport never arrived. 7 on your side's michael finney has been looking into what happened. >> it was an exciting moment for this woman. >> i pledge the allegiance to the flag. >>? a group ceremony in oakland the worth don'tist from india took her oath as a naturalized u.s. citizen. >> so many people from all different nations, it was touching and moving. >> right after that she applied for her u.s. passport so she could fly to india for a conference. >> they said two weeks. >> she received her naturalized certificate in in the mail but t the passport. she waited three more weeks and then began to worry. >> i looked up the tracking number online and it said it was delivered on june 17th. >> this tracking report said her passport was delivered in june. it also says a waiver ever signature was exercised on
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delivery. but she said that's impossible. >> i'm not sure who waved at the time of delivery because i was not home. >> she called the postal service, which repeated the tracking report. the package was delivered, signature waved. yet it wasn't here. she and her roommate, heidi lee, began to worry a thief might use her lost passport to travel under her name. >> just wondering who is in possession of my passport. and it's like identity theft. just from a safety standpoint if someone is using someone else's identification to travel, what does that mean? >> i was sitting, watching the news and then i saw michael on the news. >> she called 7 on your side and we contacted the state department. the agency would not discuss her case, citing privacy rules. however, it said lost passports are automatically cancelled and can't be used for international travel. the agency also said, generally the office of passport services does not require signatures for the delivery of passports, and
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millions of passports are delivered every year without incident. this woman said the government should make sure passports get into secure hands. >> it's a secure document that needs to be sent in a secure fashion. >> the postal service still said the package was delivered here, but she said where is it? she shows us her mail slot in this door leading it her garage, which requires an electronic pass code to enter. no one has tried to break in. now the new citizen said she's living with worry. >> the whole excitement of getting it kind of died down. >> however, the government sent her a duplicate passport in time for the trip to india. after our inquiries the postal service is still investigating her lost passport. >> thank you for doing that. really. i appreciate it very much. >> the postal service says if you suspect someone took an item from your mail, you should file a criminal report immediately with the postal inspector's office. i posted all the information you need at abc7news.com.
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i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. it was only a matter of time before religion came up in the presidential campaign. and now there's a firestorm over a comment a rick perry supporter made about mit rim any and his faith. abc7as sharon reeder reports. >> rick perry courted conservative republicans in northwest iowa, focusing on his strategy for getting the country back on course. >> the government is not the answer to our current problems. government is the root of problems with our current crisis. >> the texas governor trying to distance himself from the controversies stirred up friday by a prominent dallas supporter. perry said the pastor robert, knocked it out of the park when he introduced him at a gathering in washington. but later evers urged christian to vote for perry over romney because he said mitt romney is not a christian but a more man
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and he labeled more mannism a consult. >> we believe the bible is god's sole revelation to man and by a theological definition, not a sociological definition, a theological definition, they are a consult. >> initially the perry camp was reluctant to refute those words and was slow to admit it approved of the pastor as the introductory speaker. then late friday night, at the same voter summit in washington, romney did not respondently to jeffs comments but others did. >> i'm thinking of the words of in jeffres, do not give voice to bigotry. do not give voice to bigot try. >> romney emphasized there is any place in the campaign for attacks on faith by anyone. >> poisonous language doesn't advance our cause. it's never softened a single heart or changed a single mind. >> sharon read, abc news. >> coming up, george clooney stars in this weekend political
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overtime! ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh weekend, the political thriller the ides of march. george cloner is the director. and done don sanchez discovered it's not a thriller in the usual sense. here's his review in "on the isle." >> the race is over. >> george clooney running for the democratic presidential nomination. ryan gosling is the press agent. faithful to his candidate and immune to his failings. then the reporter. >> if your boy wins you get a job in the white house. if he loses, you are back at a consulting firm. >> director clooney has a cynical look at the way politics does business. the veteran campaign manager, philip seymour hoffman.
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>> there's only one thing i value, loyalty, and without it you are nothing. >> his reputation is crafty jeomatti. >> have a couple minutes? sit down. >> rachel woods is working the campaign. >> here on campus i'm just a lowly intern. >> they get involved but she's part of a deeper, sinister element that twists it in a political semi thriller. it makes you wonder how people steering a race than look themselves in the face. >> dignity matters. >> but deception is also a word that pops up. >> i'll do anything if i believe in it. but i have to believe in the cause. >> it's filled with political intrigue, back room deals and manipulation. the first part of the film is fascinating and then it starts to veer off course the last quarter. still overall it works. the real revelation is ryan gosling discovering that politics can make strange bedfellows. this should be required viewing in civics classes.
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of course, the result might be disillusion rather than votes. but i give the ides of march three quarters after buck. i'm don sanchez, a abc7 news. see you on the isle. >> up next at section, the death of raiders owner al davis this weekend comes as a shock to players and fans everywhere. we will have reaction. also, san mateo police are looking for suspects in last night's pet store shooting. [ female announcer ] once you taste
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