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i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco where a suspect that sonoma skilling shot to death by san francisco police after he fired at officers and set fire to an apartment building. story is coming up in a live report. >> also this morning, flames rip through three townhomes in santa clara. firefighters put up a major battle to keep the fire from spreading. >> san francisco supervisors are they say they could walk out before the end of school year. >> i'm mike nicco. here is a live look at downtown san francisco. it's clear and cool this morning. you have sunshine and warmer weather on the way. 90s still in the forecast. >> i'm frances dinglasan. traffic is light right now. ready for bike to workday? >> eric: i'm ready for it. it's 4:30. i'm eric thomas.
>> and i'm kristen sze. >> developing news we've been following. a police standoff. they shot and killed a man believed to have killed a rohnert park woman. terry is live on post street. >> post near hyde and homicide investigators are still on the scene and so were san francisco firefighters, all of them played in a role what happened here last night. take a look at some pictures of the scene. about 9:00 last night shortly after police from rohnert park up in sonoma county had come to a three-story apartment building to talk to a man about homicide in their area. the man's girlfriend answered the door. man opened fire on police. rohnert police backed off. called on san francisco police for back-up. here is what happened next. >> over the course of the next hour, the suspect fired multiple shots through walls and floors,
the building had other people in it. at some point in time, the suspect set fire in the apartment. >> they decided to take the gunman shooting and killing the man. police are still not releasing his name. he was wanted in the questioning of 66-year-old diane hughes. she died from blunt force trauma. police tried to county fact someone in san francisco tuesday evening. they were unsuccessful and then they returned wednesday and found their man at 11:00 this morning. they will be having a news conference at city hall and talking about the details possibly releasing the name of the person who was at the center of all this. terry mcsweeney, "abc 7 news." >> eric: this morning, santa clara fire investigators are
trying to determine case of a large fire that destroyed three townhomes. flames shot hundred feet into the air. fire started at about 10:00 last night at a residential complex in santa clara. about 50 firefighters battled the flames. it took about an hour to get it under control. officials say they were fortunate there wasn't any wind that kept flames from spreading. no reports of injuries. >> kristen: president obama and george clooney head add fund-raiser. he now supports same-sex marriage. katie, watershed announcement. how will it affect the crowd today? >> going out on the hollywood is historically democratically
liberal kind of town. they will be on his side and they have plenty of money and this is a fund-raiser at george clooney house. speaking of fund-raising, the obama campaign actually received $1 million in donations within 90 minutes of his exclusive interview with good morning america's interview robin roberts. they say it's a brave and milestone for civil rights. there is the politics of it. is it a smart move heading into an election. >> i have just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> in november, he is going to lose votes and he'll pick up votes. i'm not sure how much of gain it will be. >> mitt romney responded quickly
to the announcement. he was campaigning in oklahoma and he reiterated he believes marriage is between a man and woman. you can watch the interview on gma at 7:00 a.m. they talk about whether or not its flip-flop for president obama. >> he has been going through an evolution in the process. a former law enforcement officer is under arrest after leading police on a chase that begin in marin county as they responded to reports of domestic violence of them caught up with suspect last night. chp officers had to shoot the man with bean bags in order to detain him and the freeway was closed to take care of activity. a boy that was mauled by a dog is being treated at a hospital.
it took place at this house on gary drive early tuesday morning. they say they found many dangerous items inside the home. animal control officers provided with us a picture of the pit bull that attacked the chimed. it's being kept at a shelter the boy's father is being held in jail in lieu of hundred thousand dollars bail. >> a few hours, a teen that is charged with stealing a car and drive-by shooting is scheduled to be in court to enter a plea. he was charged as an adult for the crimes. his attorney asked for wade's arrangement to be delayed until day. they found an arsenal of weapons including the stolen car when they searched a storage unit in richmond. he is being held in a juvenile home on $2 million bail.
>> teacher unions are expected to take vote today and if necessary call a strike. a state mediator is working with the district to find a compromise talks which school officials say is at an impasse. the current contract expires on jl first. district is demanding $30 million in cuts in teacher salaries and benefits. they are preparing to issue 218 pink slips by the may 15 deadline because of state budget cuts. >> eric: today 18th annual bike to workday. they expect record participation one reason is the number of cyclists has increased by 70% in the last five years. the there will be convoys and floirj stations and you can go to our website for more information on the location on
bike to work back activities. >> i think record-breaking could happen today. weather seems like it's going to cooperate. >> let's teek check with mike and see what the forecast holds. >> it's cooler. three degrees warmer in antioch but everybody else about 1-6 degrees cooler. where does it but the our temperatures. antioch, about 62 degrees. most of us in the low to mid-50s until napa, santa rosa and los gatos, mid to upper 40s for you. it's clear just about everywhere. we have a cloud gathering around the coast next hour. half moon bay is about 50. same as san francisco. not much of a change between now and 8:00. by noon, look at all the sunshine and temperatures are hitting low to mid-70s. upper 50s to near 60 along the coast where it will be sunny. sunny throughout the afternoon to 4:00. low to mid-70s to the bayshore
and upper 70s to low 80s as you move inland. mid to upper 60s just about everywhere else null you get out to the coast and low 60s and san francisco. what is working for you, a lot of grass and tree and mold. if you are bike that go will be than issue. temperatures or a warming trend. cooler and still above average. first look at traffic with frances. good morning. good morning. it's looking good on bay area freeways. traffic could be lighter because of folks bike to go work. heading three berkeley, no accidents on bay area freeways. there is a lot of road work still going on right now. westbound 37 to 101 connection ramp is closed until 5:00. we have 20 minutes mor minutes to go. road work, highway 17 in both directions between summit road
and bear creek road is scheduled to 6:00. we have seen in the past before 6:00. and vallejo few buses and 8:30 departure from the ferry building and that is due to ongoing mechanical problems. if you want to bike and take mass transit, good way to go but so far no major delays reported. there has been another vicious beating at napa state hospital. what workers are concerned about this morning. >> and johannes mehserle appeals his conviction. >> and muni plans to give low income users a free ride faces an unexpected challenge. the more products we touch around the sink,
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>> kristen: good morning on this thursday. live look outside. this is san francisco, pretty clear this morning and we're on our way to some warmer temperatures compared to yesterday. we'll talk to mike nicco in just a moment and get your mother's day forecast. >> eric: there has been another attack at napa state hospital. this time a psych tech was seriously injured. vic lee was the first to report. it happened tuesday evening in a unit that houses patients that have been committed by families. several employees were hurt trying to subdue a patient. that patient was arrested. the injured technician is recovering from injuries that required surgery. >> lawyers for johannes mehserle are asking a san francisco appeals court to overturn his conviction. they found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter of shooting oscar grant.
grant was an unarmed passenger. mehserle he has contended that the shooting was accidental. he claims he thought he had drawn his taser and not his gun in a court filing, they called it a tragic and horrible error but not act with the level of recklessness that legally defines manslaughter. he is now pursuing an appeal because he can't get another law enforcement job with a felony conviction on his record. >> eric: plant to provide free rides for youngsters from low income families may be in jeopardy because they are considering proposals from other transit agencies. last month, san francisco muni officials decided for free rides for those under 18. santa clara transportation authority wants to have $4.5 million to give flee passes to low income adults and after
transit is looking for $18 million for its own proposal. they will vote next month whether to release funds. >> next, federal agents launch a new investigation into an al-qaeda bomb plot but terrorists are not the target in this one. >> they are fighting a new law helping to fight the war on terrorism without violating your civil rights. >> and effort to recall jean quan. >> and an ancient tradition rises again, the olympic flame begins a jobl journey to london. 3q
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64 in chicago. 98 in phoenix, upper 50s to low 70s from boston to new york. flight delays out of laguardia and new york. everybody else includes on time including the three bay area main airports. go to flight tracker. >> eric: obama administration has launched a different kind of investigation into the underwear bomber plot. they are trying to find out who leaked information about the scheme to the associated press. a c.i.a. double agent had broken up a plot by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula to use a new generation of almost undetectable bombs on a commercial flight. >> kristen: san francisco is change go wait police will work the f.b.i. on counterterrorism limit wagon they can do in the
name of national security. ed lee signed lawsuit into effect saying it's balances protecting civil liberties while still protecting public safety. they made a secret agreement how they would work together on the joint terrorism task force. it authorized surveillance gathering without criminal law of suspicion. but any new agreement have an open airing at the police commission and police follow first amendment stuadz. >> to the extent that the f.b.i. are using a local police but they can't impose their sfuarndz on our local folks. >> it's important to have the conversation, but i think we have to do what is reasonable and practical within the city's rules. >> the mayor says the law makes clear san francisco police cannot ride rough shod over
privacy laws. more than dozen bay area post offices could see reduced hours. reducing hours at 13,000 rural post offices nationwide will prevent them from close all together. a an earlier plan called for 3800 post offices to close to save money. to find out if your post office is reduce forward fewer hours, go to abc7news.com. >> an ancient ritual took place as you slept signaling the final countdown to the summer olympics in london. the flame was lit in greece. they lit the touch using the sun's rays. first relay runner is an open waterer. it ends with the flame arriving at athings.
we're not going to be able to see it here because remember in the last olympics the beijing olympics there were protests around the world. >> eric: and here, as well. big protests here. time for a look at the weather forecast. >> lot of sunshine out there. you want warmer weather, it's on its way. we talked about. we're looking down from vollmer peak. emeryville in the foreground and san francisco in the background. a little haze but si but not a spare-the-air day. take a look at the temperatures if you are leaving the house. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s around santa rosa. napa, half moon bay. low to mid-50s and antioch, 62 degrees. monterey bay, we have more cloud cover. upper 40s to near 50 as you head inland to salinas and 43 degrees in gilroy. sunny, warmer around the coast and bay today.
we'll be mostly clear tonight, not be quite as cool this morning. still a lot of sunshine for mother's day. everybody goes up around the bay and coast, inland you'll be about the same if not a little cooler. san jose up 6 degrees. oakland 50 to 75. hayward up 4 to 73. santa rosa, 2 degrees up to 84. look at danville, one degree cooler, dropping from 84 to 83. down in the south bay we'll have low to mid-80s with santa clara around 81 degrees. on the peninsula, low to mid-70s for millbrae and in as many. out over the coast a little breezy. low to mid-60s around the coast and upper 60s in downtown san francisco. low to mid-50s in bodega bay down to stinson beach. we have low to mid 80s for the rest of north bay valleys. low to mid-70s along the east bay shore.
heading inland low to mid-80s in dublin to 85 degrees in brentwood. clouds will give way to sunshine but low to mid-60s around carmel and san jose. traveling the state today. cooler weather makes night the central valley. upper 80s in sacramento to 91 in fresno. about 67 in tahoe. cooler in l.a. but another run at 102 in palm springs. tigers are in town taking on a's. a's lost last night. first pitch, clear and comfortable, 70 down to 62 degrees. tonight, temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s and few clouds gathering around the coast. look at the seven-day forecast, temperatures mid to upper 80s saturday and sunday. mid to upper 60s along the coast. we'll cool a little next week but temperatures are running above average. here is frances.
>> here is a look at bay area traffic. southbound 680 in walnut creek. highway 24 in the san ramon avenue, road work blocking lanes from san ramon up towards danville. southbound direction is scheduled until 6:00. dumbarton bridge traffic is moving well, road work scheduled westbound until 5:00 and eastbound until 6:00. kind of the usual road work there. i want to take you to the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is light. car stopped on the shoulder, sometimes we'll see cars stopped waiting for the carpool lanes to open at the bay bridge toll plaza. check out waze traffic app slowing westbound 205 through tracy. a traffic spotter did report construction in the area and that is why it may be slow and even a few minutes ago we had
heavy traffic report. 22 miles an hour from macarthur toward west grant line road and looking good through altamont pass. >> kristen: san bruno residents are mourning the death of their long time mayor bob marshall. he died late tuesday night from injuries he suffered in a fall in march. he served as the mayor from 1980 through 1982. there is he was also called mr. san bruno for his work on the city council. >> eric: an effort to recall jean quan appears to be faltering. they didn't have the necessary signatures to put it on the ballot. a second effort has barely gotten a third of the number of signatures for a recall. >> being a big city mayor is a
really tough job and i don't get much sleep. i work constantly. i have spent little amount of time on the recall. >> fight isn't over yet. second recall has about two months to go to collect the 13,000 signatures it still needs. >> one of the things you haven't been able to do is, she hasn't been able to work well with others. it worked at driving away one of the best police chief in years. >> even if it makes it on the ballot it's unlikely to pass. two-thirds of likely voters go are against the recall. >> santa clara sheriff's department is asking for help to find a missing show dog. here a pick for you. he a three fall tall 175 pound australian riverwood mantle great dane. he disappeared from a kennel in scotts valley on monday.
his worth, about $27,000. >> she big dog, probably his food bill. >> developing news police say they were force today kill a murder suspect. we're live at the scene what he begin doing that convinced the chief that was time to end the standoff. >> and bart's plan to award a huge contract for next generation of rail cars. >> a showdown between occupy protestors goes from a farm field to a courtroom.