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>> this is the abc7 sunday morning news. >> in the news this sunday morning, october 16th, the occupy san francisco group plans more demonstration test federal reserve this week. thousands marred yesterday calling for economic change. and san jose police investigate a fatal shooting at a cemetery during the shooting of a murdered hell's angels leader. >> it's 67 in palo alto, 66 oakland. a mild start. morning showers and afternoon sun. >> thanks, lisa. good morning, everyone. thanks nor joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. >> san francisco protest hers are preparing to march on the federal reserve this week as the occupy wall street gross in numbers and intensity worldwide.
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>> this is rome, where chaos erupted in the streets when demonstrations for yesterday's international day of action turned violent. things are much calmer here in the bay area where thousands of people hit the streets in oakland and san francisco, calling for economic change. abc7 sergio reports. >> a national day of action, thousands around the bay area took to the streets. >> i want to see less bail outs for banks and wall streets and more bailout for people. >> this boy marred with his mother, katheryn. >> it reminds me of the early days of the civil rights movement. people are really, really angry. >> they were among the droves of people who flooded through san francisco's streets. in okay band hundreds more marred downtown and paused for a rally. >> we are here because we are talking about taking back our humanity. >> in berkeley a smaller group
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added their voices to the growing crowd. >> we are 99%. we are the 9%. >> with banners and bullhorns they broadcast their message. >> the economy is faultterring! >> but in uniform and in business suits some participants paid internal attention to the way they presented themselves. like columbia university graduate, jake, who said he wore the only business suit he owns. >> i'm sort of dismayed with the people that corporate media has selected to be the mouths of this movement. >> the message is simple but sometimes gets marred. >> pre1970 an unskilled labor family of four to afford for a college, pay for a mortgage and have the middle class american dream. thatthat is not possible any ma. >> for weeks they have been stationed in front of the federal reserve, but now they have decided to expand to justin
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herm plaza. they tell me they are going to start living here but continue the demonstration about a block away at the federal reserve. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> these occupy wallstreet demonstrations have also been huge in cities worldwide. abc chuck severson reports. >> reporter: the occupy wallstreet protest reached out to the world saturday and the world answered. in europe where there was already aaron over economic policies and where already already been violent reacts to as you -- austerity measures. when protests were mill tan, it was often more street theatre than civil unrest. but that changed in rome where there was the largest gathering of the day. 100,000 people. authorities say small bands of anarchists broke off from the main group and began attacking shops and banks and burning
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cars. what followed wasteried as urban warfare. police, who seemed unprepared for the attacks, responded. tier gas filled residential neighbors not far from the coliseum. many demonstrators and many romance who were sympathetic to the occupy rome cause say they were shocked by the violence. but in new york an average of peaceful protests got tense when demonstrators marred uptown into times square. thousands were there on a busy saturday night when thousands of protesters flooded the sidewalks and plazas, creating a crowd control nightmare for police. chuck receiver songs abc news. >> on our facebook page there's plenty of chatter about the occupy wallstreet movement. you can join the conversation as san francisco police and the phb are searching the financial district right now looking for a man who fired shots at chp
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officers during an overnight chase. the suspect's vehicle crashed into a metal garage door on a building about half a block from the france america building. police last saw the man running from the scene. they have sealed off an area where they believe he is hiding. since 12:30 this morning they have been methodically searching that area. no one was hit by the gunfire. san jose police are investigating the shooting death of a man during yesterday's funeral for a murdered hell's angels leader. that fatal shooting took place at oak hill cemetery during graveside services for jeffrey pettigrew. pettigrew was the motorcycle club san jose chapter president. he was shot to death last month at a nevada kau -- casino. >> these photos taken by a resident, valerie simpson, showed the multitude of people attending the funeral for jeffrey pettigrew. president of the san jose chapter of the hell's angels.
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>> we don't know the circumstances. we are going to look into it to determine if this was an isolated incident or something random was in the group. >> pettigrew was shot to death in nevada by a member of another motorcycle club last month. police do not know if this is connected. the photograph by a san jose mercury news photographer caught men surrounding someone seconds after the shooting. police think this can help. >> they had a photographer who witnessed at least individuals, you know, jumping on what they believe to be the shooter. so there is that possibility that there are those individuals as witnesses. >> there were an estimated 4,000 hell's angels members and others at the cemetery. sergeant jose garcia said police found a problem with with the ce scene when they responded. >> when the initial officers arrived, they found what appeared to be a crime scene that had been tampered with. >> valerie simpson attended the funeral and took the photos of the hell's angels. some traveled here from as far
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away from new york and rode islands. she said all the mourners were well-behaved until this happened. >> not one inkling of anything. it was beautiful. i had great vibrations all morning. >> san jose had a large contingent of officers on site, all well-armed. but the sergeant said they didn't participate this kind of violence and it was difficult for officers to be everywhere. >> when you look at a crowd of about 4,000 individuals, it's very difficult to, you know, prevent anything from occurring. >> the victim in the shooting is believed to be a member of the san jose chapter of the hell's angels. san jose police say they don't know if this will result in any acts of retaliation but san jose police have stationed officers at the san jose hell's angels clubhouse. in the newsroom, abc7 news. just days after the resignation of oakland's police chief, mayor jean quan has announced her plan to cut violent crime. the focus, to zero in on 100 of
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oakland's most notorious city blocks. john austin has more. >> reporter: about the time oakland officials were announcing a plan to fight crime, the foundation was holding a barbeque. they help victims of violence with crisis and burial. police want to concentrate on this group. >> gain the trust from the people and in the neighbors, and we -- i am going to give it 90 days and see how it work out. >> before a packed house at the college gym, mayor jean quan announced her plan months in the works to reduce violent crime in oakland. >> we are taking existing resources, we are committing them to this overlap, the saturation in these neighbors, the concentration in these neighbors. so because they are making that commitment, it will be sustainable. >> police say they will target 100 city blocks throughout east and west oakland that account for nearly all the shootings and
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homicides in the city. the department is promising more police foot patrols, youth employment and job training and better relationships with neighbors to prevent and solve crimes. interim chief howard jordan who was quickly promoted after last week's sudden resignation of anthony bat is counting on the addition of 25 more officers due to a state grant. >> we have to really look at other ways to try to reduce crime. and putting officers in strategic locations where we think the most violent crimes have taken place gives us this opportunity. >> while police plan to focus on oakland's top 100 blocks for crime, they say it will not be at the expense of the other blocks in the city. but it will be a job to fine the money and officers to get the job done. abc7 news. also in oakland 200 officers joined officers to spruce up the fruitvale district yesterday. volunteers concentrated on cleaning up east 27th avenue
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between foothill and international boulevards. the youngest volunteers got halloween treats. >> we are here to celebrate our community cleanup and that's what we are doing right now, cleaning to better our relationship with our police officers and our communities. >> we want to give back. we always want to give back to our community and do whatever we can to partner with them. >> this marks the third year in a row bart police have pitched in to help clean up the neighborhood. at least five of these community service events are held in the fruitvale district throughout the year. coming up next, president obama changes his plans for the withdrawal are thousands of u.s. troops in iraq. and dirty politics. the party chairman who turned to the internet to discredit the competition. find out why twitter got involved. hey guys, what can i get for you?
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>> the white house is dropping plans to keep thousands of u.s. troops beyond the withdrawal deadline. they had considered leaving up to 5,000 troops in iraq to hinder iranian influence. but yesterday a senior administration official said all american troops will leave, except for about 160 service members who are attached to the u.s. embassy. a u.s. military official says the withdrawal could include limited u.s. military training missions if requested. senator dianne feinstein's campaign is missing nearly $4.7 million. a recent campaign finance report blames unauthorized expenses made by feinstein's former campaign treasure. in a civil complaint the senator is suing mr. dirky of burbank, his firm and first california bank.
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feinstein claims the bank knew he was stealing from her and other federal officials but did nothing to stop it. she said dirkky has financed the finances of many of her campaigns since 1990. he was arrested last month on federal fraud charges. so far she has not entered a plea. the leader of the san diego republican party got busted forsetting up fake twitter accounts in the names of democratic opponents. the local gop resident registered the unused name of his opponents on twitter and used those accounts to tweet ridiculous comments. among his targets were four city council candidates and his democratic chairman counterpart. >> he was trying to fool people to think he was me as he did with the democratic party. >> set them up as parody account. it's a long time twitter tradition. and obviously, you know, the democrats didn't like that. >> what is frustrating is that the voters and the average voter is out there saying, you know,
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we hate politics because of this sort of thing. >> twitter made bad san diego party president ditch the fake accounts and then it erased his personal feed. we've had some awfully warm days here lately. he'sa is here to tell us if that's going to continue. >> pretty mild this morning with the cloud cover. you see scattered showers. i don't know if you ran into any. 67 in palo alto, mid-60s oakland. the roof camera drive but there are scattered showers giving way to a nice afternoon and then a best of a warm-up. the forecast is next. >> thank you, lisa. also next a shaky start at washington state for andrew luck and the seventh-ranked stanford. could the cardinals get it together in the second half? mike shumann has the highlights coming up in this morning's sports. ♪
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temperatures will rebound a little bit and then a warm-up headed your way tomorrow. live look outside from our sutro camera. you notice it looks good here from this vantage point. we take a look at live doppler 7 hd, you middle we have some moisture along the san mateo coast. it is moving in from the southwest to the northeast. a little further east you can see around the san ramon valley, 580 looking wet and in the north bay, highway 101 some more showers. this is coming from the south and west, moisture flow. but the next several hours the atmosphere will ten to dry out and these showers will dissipate quickly. hear we are by 6:00, just cloud cover and then by 10:00, 11:00, we are looking at mostly sunny conditions, a mild afternoon with 60s and 70s. right now it's already 64 in oakland. 62 redwood city, 65 in mountain view, some upper 50s far to the north. looking at the rest of the afternoon, going to call it
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mostly sunny and, in fact, tomorrow the temperature is going to go up. we will see a few more low 80 * 80 in the inland valleys. a cool down but a nice week ahead. here's a look at the high and mid-level clouds moving quickly across the central and northern portion of california. with that we will begin to see things dry out. high pressure builds in and we will look for fair weather. in fact, a little bump up as the ridge takes over tomorrow. so in terms of high temperatures today statewide, pretty nice. a gorgeous day in sacramento at 82. 88 fresno. we are looking at upper 70s, the southern sierra. 77 los angeles and back home, it should be a nice day. a little cooler today but with the mostly sunny sky, nice afternoon in san jose. 75. you have those morning showers here, but later on, the pumpkin festival, 64 degrees and sunny skies with 70 degrees in
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milbrae. san francisco coming down a few degrees but good visibility. a beautiful day. 68 there. more sun as we head toward the coast. we get that clearing by late morning in the city. and in the north bay we are talking 67 sausalito, 74 sonoma. numbers around normal today and a little cool. boy, we had the wind yesterday. today should be a little more pleasant around oakland and berkeley. upper 60s to 70. and a bit of a cool down over the hills but a nice day at livermore, 80. 76 walnut creek. the monterey bay a stray morning shower and then 70 santa cruz. here's the 7 day forecast. the showers from the peninsula this morning, north bay, and then a sunny day. tomorrow coming up, four, five degrees, a little bit cooler tuesday and wednesday but you see we are back in the low to mid-80s inland by the end of next week. so nothing really to worry about. nice weather. >> i think it looks pretty good. thank you, lisa.
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let's take a look at sports. this morning the niners are in detroit battling the surprisingly undefeated lions. this afternoon in oakland, the raiders will honor al davis throughout the game against the cleveland browns. last night seventh-ranked stanford tried to stay undefeated when they took on washington state. mike shumann has the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. seventh-ranked stanford looking for a school record, 14th straight win yesterday against the washington state but the cougars said not so fast. cougars jacked up for this one. andrew luck didn't get off to a good start. patterson is picked off by horton. and andrew not happy with that throw. second quarter, after two pass interference calls, cougars get on the word with the winston two-yard run. not a good start for the cardinals who led 10-7 at the half. third quarter, stanford comes out firing. luck, carries the the defender n his back, dives into the end zone.
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26 yards. second touchdown catch. the quarter. 24-7. and fourth quarter, he bulldozes 8 yards into the end zone and finished with 100 yards. 31-7. then luck rolls out, throws his fourth touchdown pass of the night, 28-yard strike to colby, and andrew, 23 of 37 for 336 yards. stanford, a school record, 14 straight wins, improving to 6-0. >> we have a thousand things to clean up, a thousand things to get better at. but we have tough, smart, athletic kids that want to be great. we aren't there yet. we've got to get better. >> all right. and reihner -- the 49ers are coming off their best performance this season in a 48-3 win over tampa bay. the lions are 5-0 avila they demolished chicago monday night. powered by their defense and former cal bay java, but quarterback alex smith is not
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buying into the big game hype. >> you know, this is not something players think about. every time you strap on that helmet, every time you put the shoulder pads on and you walk into the lines on to the field, it's enough as it is. they are playing for a lot. you are playing for your job. i mean, there's a lot of things that go into that. so i think all of a sudden the two teams are out there, you are still playing a football game and trying to win. >> meanwhile the raiders are coming off a great road victory over houston, a day after their majority owner al davis had passed away. the team will honor mr. davis today in their first home game since their passing, hoping to just win, baby. here's the bottom line, the coach wouldn't want it any other way. he don't want anybody in there talking about him or going through this, that or the other. open wants this football team to play football. that's my message to these guys. we have done our grieving, we've paid the respects the right way and we will continue to do so. >> all right. the sharks hoping to give the
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st. louis blues last night, put them it in the tank but they faced blue. brent burns, several bounce before going past the goaltender brian elliott. his first as a shark. led 2-1. but ken husband skin, the wrist shot. first of the year game tied at 2. less than five minutes later, blues with the three on two. nice give-and-go pass. the sharks have lost two in a row. 4-2, the final. >> i think it was just a question of i think we were being a little too fancy, myself included. like i said, st. louis is a good team. they feed off turnovers. we made a couple of those at this bad times. we mismanaged the game. >> all right. the texas rangers lost to the giants in last year's world series. they are hoping a second trip to the series will be their turn as they advance with a win over the tigers last night in arlington. dirk novities ski hoping for
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another championship. texas opens with 9-run third inning. michael young doubles, elvis andrus and hamlett scores. and another double. this time the opposite way. two more score. he had five rbi. 4 in this inning. he homered in the 7. nine run inning for texas. they a advance to the world series. nelson cruz hit his 6th home run of the series and named mvp as nolan ryan holds up the alcs trophy. the highlights tonight at five. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> up next at 5:30, hundreds of thousand less honor dr. martin luther king, jr. this morning with the unveiling of the national memorial. we will take a look at dr. king's human legacy here in the bay area. and the new high-tech way to share a cab. we will ride along with the developer of a smartphone app that can help you share the fair. [ mom ] hey guys.
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people were expected. today dr. king's family will be there taking part. this dedication comes 43 years after an assassin's bullet ended the civil rights leader's life. but the memorial shows his death did not end his dream. we have a preview. ♪ we shall overcome ♪ we shall. >> reporter: how do you honor a live as extraordinary at martin luther king jr. >> he had 39 years teaching and he is still teaching. >> the answer stands in the form of a monument in washington in the form of a multi-ton monument. >> it's a powerful project of martin luther king's penalty. >> from a mountain of despair to a stone of hope. >> his message will live on today and it will live on forever. >> i think for future generations they will know what dr. king stood for, righteousness, justice and
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peace. >> the architect said the project was both professional and personal. >> it's been a labor of love for me for 15 years, yeah. >> just as dr. king's life was riddled with roadblocks, the construction did not escape controversy. at 30 feet tie it's taller than the nearby statues of jefferson and lincoln and their memorials. the sculptor, not an american, also a source of scrutiny. but these hurdles could not curb it's completion. now it stands as a dedication whose man was steadfast. >> this was authorized about five years after the original groundbreaking and a little over a month after the original planned dedication that was cancelled due to hurricane irene. the dedication to the dr. martin luther king memorial will be underway today. many people are expected, including president obama. eats a $20 million project that's finally come to completion and a lot of people
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are saying is long overdue. shannon travis, washington. >> and that $100 million, most of that was raised through private donations. dr. king's human legacy lives on not bay area as well. wayne freedman has that part of the story. >> you are looking at the young idealist all grown up. the end product of a 19-year-old who joined a quarter of a million people on a hot august day in 1963, who heard a speech that would change the course of american history. >> we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. i have a dream. >> i didn't know that martin luther king was giving a historic speech. i just thought he was giving the concluding speech of a long day of speeches. >> all these years later this 67 year old knows better. dr. claiborne carson of stanford university grew up to become the keeper. dr. martin luther king's papers.
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>> there's lot a lot in the draft that ends up in the speech he gave. >> that's the kind of information a scholar learns when he spends much of his life stud dig the man called america's greatest prophet. >> he emerged out of a movement but he spoke beyond that movement. ♪ we shall overcome >> it's the stuff of black and white footage today, a product of black and white stripe that culminated in the civil rights movement of the 1960. battles long forgotten by most but not by the warriors who fought them. >> you smell a pie and you get the overwhelming aroma of the pie, you want a slice. so we want a slice. give me a chance to make it. give me an opportunity to get a job. don't turn me down because you see my face. >> for dr. melbourne of dough men can university, the battle had to do with desegregationing the public hig school in little
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rock, arkansas in 1967. the book she wrote about it made her famous. a the meeting with dr. king gave her the perspective to write it. >> he said you are doing this not for yourself, but for generations yet unborn. don't be selfish, child. >> the most common misconception among those who have not seen the recently opened memorial of dr. king in washington d.c. is it has to did with the african-american struggle. but if it were that simple, it might not exist. claiborne carson understands because he helped design it. >> before the 1960s we were not really a democracy. we called ourselves a democracy but you can't be a democracy when you are excluding large pro pro -- pro portionfs your population from your vote. >> it was not about black and white because dr. king was not about black and white. those who say he was you should read his work. he was about women of all color, people of every color, he was about inclusion. >> a memoirial about a man fresh
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in some memories and history for others. it's part of a process. from san francisco, wayne freedman, abc7 news. a private memorial service will be held today for steve jobs and some of silicone valley's biggest names are expected to attend. the wall street journal reports the event will be held at stanford university. apple also plans to host an event for employees at its headquarters in cupertino on wednesday. as you know, the apple cofounder died october 5th after struggling for years with pancreatic cancer. governor jerry brown has issued a proclamation declaring today steve jobs day in california. and in that proke place the governor said jobs change the the way the entire world communicates. your smartphone might cost you money each month but now that phone just might be able to save you a lot of money on taxes. abc7s johnathan bloom on the
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app that helps you share a ride and split the cost. >> i touch this window like this. >> dan wanted to solve a problem that's much older than smartphones. the problem of finding a taxi. >> no open kansas to be found but cab after cab going by me with one person in it clearly going downtown. >> so on the days he was lucky enough to get a cab, he decided to try something. >> i would literally just pull over for people who were waiting or trying to hail a cab, ask them if they wanted to use my cab downtown and i was never turn down. >> dan found a need and set about creating an app for that. taxi share is social networking meets transportation. already live in chicago, now launching in san francisco. you tap where you are headed and it finds people along the way that wants to share a ride. with help from a few willing conference go goers, dan showed
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us how it works. >> you can tell by the dot they are going to your destination and here it shows your destination, peer 39. going to pier39? >> yeah. >> the a. about p lets you use paypal to split the fair. >> it says four dollars. that four dollars is going to go into ryan's account. everyone wins except maybe the driver. >> may not be totally opposed to it but probably won't be all that enthusiastic about it. >> chicago cab drivers can charge extra for a shared ride. san francisco riders can't. he made maybe the city should change that. >> you see an issue for drivers willing to play along. >> probably not if you add that financial incentive. and if the financial incentive isn't enough to let you share a cab, what about finding true love. >> my neighbors did meet in a cab out of law gourd yeah. >> and they are married now? >> they are married. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> you might want to get out of the kansas and out and about today. >> absolutely. it will be nice today. this morning maybe dodging a few showers out there.
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from our camera you can't tell. looks pretty good from the city but the showers are widely scattered. but we are going to seattle bit of a warm-up before we change again midweek. the details are next. >> all right. also ahead, the silicone valley computer hackers who are using their skills to help young people with autism. hey!
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world without coffee, to be honest with you. >> i'm double fisted with my coffee here. >> a workforce without its morning jolt of java. legions of uncaffeinated zombie going through the day. >> i would be pretty miserable. >> but the director of sustain ability for starbucks warned members of congress this is no joke. jim told the guardian newspaper what we are really seeing, ten, twenty, thirty years down the road, if conditions continue as they are, a potentially significant risk to our supply chain, which is the coffee bean. this ad warns heavy rain, long droughts and insect infestations linked to climate change threaten the future of your morning joe. that means not even a tall. so starbucks may hedge its beverage betts, investing in a change of smoothie and juice
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bars. >> not the same thing and it's a lot of calories compared to coffee. >> more bad news, another report warned the future may also be bitter for chocolate. global warming could make parts of africa too hot to grow coco. >> a world without chocolate and coffee? that doesn't sound if fun at all. >> it's not a world i would want to live in. >> some say these warnings are drawing unnecessary concern, a tempest in a coffee pot. abc news, chicago. >> that's scary. we have both here this morning. coffee and chocolate. >> the morning diet, yeah. >> all right. we are awake and so are a lot of other people. what is the whenever like today. >> i've been watching the scattered showers really more widely scattered this morning. there's really not much left. but as we head outside you notice from this peak it looks pretty quiet. that sun not up until after seven. we will see it because the atmosphere is getting progressively dryer hour by
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hour. but take a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have moisture and moving up to half moon bay. as we go a little further to the north, showers getting a few and far between from 580 and 680 out over toward walnut creek, and also napa, a light shower. here's a look in the north bay. you notice we had more showers around 101 but beginning to push on off. we are looking at some breaks in the clouds. in fact we will call it a partly cloudy as the clouds continues to dissipate. we will dry out and i think by 10:00 mostly sunny in some neighbors. certainly by 11:00 and a nice afternoon on the way. we are talking low 060s right now from the peninsula. mid-60s from the coast. a few upper 50s. nice morning in terms of temperatures. very comfortable 63 hayward, 62 livermore. we have the morning scattered showers and mostly sunny this afternoon. we will bump up the temperatures tomorrow, talking about a few
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more low 80s inland. here's a look at our satellite and radar composite with that moisture being pushed up from the south and west. the mid- and high-level clouds. but it is pretty much a thing of the past in the next hour or two, as high pressure begins to nudge on in and this little disturbance slides to the east of us. we will look for a warmer start to the work week tomorrow. today 82 in sacramento. you notice the low clouds and fog along the coast, but they will be breaking up so we should see some sunshine right along the shoreline today. back home low 70 he is for milpitas, 76 campbell, 75 saratoga. we have the festival and activity going on in half moon bay. a little cooler but it will be offset by a mostly sunny sky and some light winds. should be a beautiful day in half moon bay. 74 redwood city. san francisco turning out to be a great afternoon. good visibility, upper 60s here. daly city 64. in the north bay we are talking
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about the leftover moisture for the next couple of hours and then 73 in novato as well as napa. near east bay upper 60s but nice day from richmond. 72 in hayward. so temperatures right around normal at 73 castro valley. union city 73. upper 70s for danville, and concord today. livermore and brentwood topping out around 80 at 3:00. watsonville 72 with a morning stray showers and then 70 in santa cruz. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. a few drops here and there then mostly sunny. high, mid-70s around the bay and inland. you will notice a little warmer tomorrow, cooler tuesday and wednesday but then we will go back in the other direction for thursday and friday with really we aren't talking about think big weather maker coming our way. >> okay. the low 80s, is that average. >> yeah, it's right around there. a little above average. >> all right. thank you, lisa. a hacker is often a
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derogatory term for computer programmer. but there are some computer hacks with a positive purpose. abc7as business and technology reporter david louie shows us how some of them are helping people with autism. >> reporter: these are just some of 40 developers volunteering for a special mission. they have broken up into eight teams, each working on an application that will help young people with autism. they came up with the idea with listening to experts from the autism community. >> what we are seeing here is real passion, partnering with specialists. on each team there are people from the autism, from the science side of autism, there's families who are impacted by autism. >> we can animate the size, color. >> this team is working on an app to help people with autism to address their fouls. another addresses bullying and another deals with the afternoon i-ty of going to a doctor's office. and skylar is helping to. this 11-year-old with autism is
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serves as an advisor on the project. >> i will like to see an app that help teaches social skills and writing because that's my issues. and also i would like to see things that help other low functioning autistic people as well. >> parents also see great potential for what the teams are doing. hand-held, touch-controlled devices are changing their children's lives. >> my son is verbally challenged but when they pull up an app on an ipad and that allows their friend to communicate them for the first time, that gives them typical friends and keeps them from being isolated. >> the services would cost upwards of $100,000 and the work is only starting. >> it will take three or four months before the apps are ready and they will be distributed for free. they will operate on smartphones and computers of all stripes. abc7 news. >> don't go away. 7 on your side is up next. >> a san francisco woman never leaves the city but still ends
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up with a parking ticket in new york city. i'm michael finney and 7 on your side investigates coming up. starting my progresso soup for lunch plan, huh. nope, just having some tender chicken and some tasty noodles. let's see...south western vegetables...60 calories. ya' know those jeans look nice. they do? yup. so you were checking me yup. out? [ male announcer ]rogresso. 40 soups 100 calories or less. being sent to the back of a freezer. and it's all because someone said "tacos." old el paso. when you gotta have mexican.
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>> ever get a parking ticket that you feel is unfair, how about one from a city thousands of miles away that you have been visited in years? that's what happened to one woman. here's 7 on your side michael finney with the story and the solution. >> katie lives in san francisco, works in san francisco and hasn't been to the east coast in ten years. that's why she was baffled to get this warning letter from new york city. >> i got a parking ticket in brooklyn, and it said i owed $120. >> to her amazement, the notice said katie had received a citation from new york police on june 29th for double parking in front of these brown stones in brooklyn. >> it's crazy. it's 100% crazy. i've never driven to new york as long as i lived.
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>> katie said she and her car were right here in san francisco on june 29th. so she contacted new york city officials to tell them so. >> i haven't been there for years and they said too bad, you need to fight it. >> she went proof to new york that she was tutoring a student in fran that day so she couldn't be in new york. she also pointed out the offending car was a white honda with california plates. hers is a gray honda. >> and i sent all that information to new york certified. i thought that would have been the end of it, and it wasn't. >> weeks later new york officials said they never received her paperwork. instead, they sent her another warning. her fine had gone up to $145 and this could go on her credit report. >> someone said just pay it. i said i'm not going to pay it, i wasn't there. why am i going to give new york 150 bucks. so katie contacted 7 on your side. we contacted new york city's finance department that handles those parking tickets. officials there went over the handwritten citation with katie. they found the handwriting was
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hard to make out and there had been a mistake. see, katie's license plate is 6ezn but officials realized the drytation said 6ezw. a whole different car. >> great, that's good to know. >> the new york finance department tells us city agencies still write about 20% of parking tickets by hand. the rest by hand-held computer. but it's rare this kind of mistake occurs and the big promptly dismissed katie's ticket. >> i had a feeling that you guys could help me out if i couldn't rectify it myself, and i appreciate the help. >> that's got news. the bad news, well, if you own that white honda that was double parked, you are about to receive a $125 ticket from new york city. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. up next, how a bay area theatre company has overcome a real life drama to raise the curtain on its new season. çkçkçk
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>> check out the winning numbers from last night's $11 million super lotto plus game. no one got all six numbers. wednesday night's jackpot is estimated at $12 million. one of the bay area's most important theatre companies is back in business after a series of major obstacles.
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the lorraine theatre celebrated on friday. it says it's story is a real life drama. >> we are like sitting ducks with this wounded right now. >> and so? >> and so? >> a rehearsal for the opening of the lorraine hansberry theatre. begins with a new life and purpose. >> we are looking for audience. we have an exciting season. >> steven anthony jones is known to bay area audiences as an actor at act. now he's a hansbarry executive director. >> i call it doing plays about who we all really are. >> it is named after the playwright of a raisin in the sun. she wrote it while living in the bay area. the hansberry is one of the longest african-american theaters in the country. they have had rough times. they were forced out of their old theatre and then their
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cofounder and director died. >> the future is called rejoice and that might be the appropriate word here. this company, after being left homeless for a couple of years, has found a new theatre at 450 post, and it suits their productions ideally. >> they are changing their new home into a 400 feet intimate theatre. >> we've cleared that hurdle. it's very important. so now we need to address, of course, issues of money. >> the other play they are doing is the award winning "day of absence" by african-american theatre legend douglas ward. >> he said we should use the past to illuminate the present. >> that is about a new era for this company. >> we are now in the process of creating the next 30 years. >> in san francisco, don sanchez, abc7 news. >> coming up next at six, thousands take to the street in the to occupy movement in san francisco with many still camped out in the city. and the funeral for a hell's
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