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cool down pretty quickly as well. we have chilly marks ahead but i think you will like the forecast coming up in my full report. carolyn. >> thank you. this morning san francisco detectives or looking for a man who mugged a woman and then killed her dog. as abc7 news reporter tells us, a witness is offering a reward to catch the attacker. >> she was driving through on friday. she agreed to tell us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity because she's worried for her safety. she pulled over and couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> so i got in my car and walked around. >> in the front seat was her dog, a 12-year-old dog. and he started barking because a man grabbed her. >> by the car and he took out my money. >> he turned his attention to the doc because he seemed angry
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that the victim only had $5.00 in her pocket. >> he looked at me with a blank look on his face, and he said i'm going to kill your [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle he snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxy over his head and threw her towards incoming traffic. >> roxy survived being thumped on the pavement but she was later put down because she cuffed major injuries. >> police are starting to collect data in the investigation. one witness saw it. >> she's really small and he was big and i could tell he was going to hurt her. >> he wasn't going to get to the struggle in time to save roxy, but he's offering a $1,000 reward to catch the attacker. >> but to hold it ahead your head as high as you can and slam it into travel is another whole
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level. >> so detectives are looking for a black male in his late 20s but 6'1" with a lean build. he was clean-shaven wearing a block hoodie or beanie. anyone with information about that attack should call san francisco police. friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police early thursday morning held a vigil last night at the hair huh lon where he worked. they came to remember 22-year-old anthony banta june jr. he died at his apartment on creek side drive. police respond to a 911 call with a woman screaming in the background. officers say banta had a weapon, but they have yet to reveal what it was. relatives say his death doesn't make any sense. >> he took his business.
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he was a good man and he had a future. >> the officers involved are on paid leave, which is routine procedure. a shooting in san francisco's bayview district has police looking for clues. two teenagers, a 17-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl were found after multiple gunshots were reported on keith street near third around 6:30 last night. girl suffered life-threatening injuries. the 17-year-old boy was not seriously hurt. no arrests have been made. we have new information on the murder investigation of a entrepreneur found dead in his home last month. police say 66-year-old robbie was killed during a home invasion at his gated estate november 30th. no cause of death has been released. yesterday deangelo williams was arrested in be sacramento on suspicion of murder. police have also released this mug shot of lucas anderson that
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was arrested last wednesday, garcia was arrested last thursday, also on suspicion of murder. and a fourth suspect, a raven dixon, was arrested earlier this month is has been charged with being an accessory to murder. new this morning an off-road motorcycle collision in antioch has left a 9-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition. antioch police say he collided with a 15-year-old boy while riding dirt bikes on a vacant lot. he suffered major head injuries. even though he was wearing protective headgear. he was flown to children's hospital oakland for treatment. san francisco investigators of trying to determine the cause after three-alarm fire that ripped through five buildings in the mission district yesterday. parts of five victorian apartment homes were damaged by that fire. more than 40 people were displaced. no residents were hurt. one firefighter was treated for dehydration and an injured
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shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and quick action is credited with preventing a bigger disaster. these guys did a great job. i have seen fires like this that could have easily gone bigger. they did a good job to get to it quickly and set up the attack. had a good command system. >> investigators tell abc7 news the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit. there were working smoke detectors in that building where it started. a rare sunday session for congress. all eyes on the senate as the nation moves closer and closer to the brink of that fiscal cliff with passive tax hikes set to automatically kick in. they are trying to come up with a last minute compromise. president said any bipartisan bill would have to extend unemployment benefits affecting some 2 million americans. it would also have to increase taxes on the highest income earners.
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>> just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. economy is growing, but keeping it that way means that the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top two percent of americans won't even pay one-third of the annual interest that's now owed on the massive $16 trillion debt. the house returns tonight just one day before a deal needs to be reached. it's likely negotiators will be burning the midnight oil as the clock ticks down to 2013. there will be a lot more on the fiscal cliff coming up this morning on abc's "this week." charles summer of new york and republican senator john kyle of arizona debate the last-minute efforts. that's coming up at 8:00 this morning on" this week "with george stephanopoulos on abc7. coming up, an attempt to rescue a man that fell into icy
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water goes horribly wrong as several more people fall in trying to save him. we will tell you what happened next. and the last-minute push is on to prepare for the new year's day tournament of roses parade. find
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>> an internet scam is thriving this holiday season. what looks like e-mails from friends needing money is far more sinister. the fbi has more than 150,000 so-called stranded traveler complaints. here's abc news reporter elizabeth leemy. >> it came from halfway around the world. a frightening e-mail that landed in an abc producer's in box.
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it looked like it was from a friend. >> my trip to manila, philippines with my family has been a mess. i was hit at the back of my neck with a club. i need you to loan me some money. was this real or a hoax? skeptical, our producer decided to play along. >> okay, don't worry, i think i can come up with a few hundred, at least. >> but we wired just 20. the con artist picked up the money within hours and complained. >> you should have told me you never had any money. but we didn't leave it there. we traced the e-mailer's trail halfway around the world to manila in the philippines where an alert western union agent told us the suspect the scammer had come into his shop to cash in. >> i remember that he had claimed money from me in the past. it's called the stranded traveler scam.
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scam art efforts hack into your e-mail account, mining it for personal details about your friends and family and use that information to fool you into thinking they are in trouble. >> it's, isn't it? >> yes. >> if you send money they put you on the sucker list and his you with other scams. experts say never send money without making sure the e-mail is really from a friend. abc news, washington. and now to a different kind of theft. there's a growing spike in crime all over the country as thieves target iphones. >> we don't enjoy having them stolen. >> surveillance video those a thief sneaking up on the victim, putting her in a head lock before snatching her i-phone. in southern california criminals desperate for apple products are crashing a bmw right into the store and then they run off with the lucrative stash.
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in new york city and l.a. i-phone thefts have spiked more than 30%. in washington d.c. they make up nearly 40% of all robberies. san francisco police say they have received some 1700 reports of stolen cell phones this year. a sledding exhibition goings hooshably wrong in the mountains. this is in san bernardino county and caught on video. it almost turned into a christmas day disaster when a man fell through the ice, setting off a chain reaction. one person of a another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast and it went from cheering to all of a sudden an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> wow, i'll say. a crowd gathered on shore frantically screaming for help. at one point twelve people were in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everyone was finally hauled out
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to shore. remarkably no one was hurt. preparations are underway for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade, now just two days away. volunteers are getting the impressive floats parade ready before showtime on new year's day. they are putting on flowers and paint. this year's doctor excuse's inspired theme is, "oh, the places you will go." along with the floats, about two dozen marching bands from all over the country, including the valley christian high school band from san jose will participate in the parade. and you can watch the tournament of roses parade new year's morning beginning at 8:00 right here on abc7. and abc7 news sports anchor, mike shumann, is headed to pasadena to cover the rose bowl game between stanford and wisconsin. schu's reports will air tuesday, new year's day, right here on abc7. francis is in this morning
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for lisa argen, and it seems like the wet weather is taking a break. >> it's taking a break for a couple days, as least. actually into the new year. i will have the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up, as well. but we have clear skies this morning. so some chilly numbers. and i'll have your current temperatures. it's a nice day to be out, but bundle up. i'll have the numbers shortly. >> thank you, francis. also ahead the resurgent warriors tie a franchise record with a big win over the boston celtics. rick kwan has highlights coming
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let's get to work. >> welcome back, everyone. it is 5:17 on this sunday morning. thanks for waking up with us
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here on the abc7 sunday morning news. this is a live look at the san mateo bridge. for the first time in a long time on a sunday, no raindrops on the camera lens and no one's wipers having to go back and forth because for once in a long time, francis, we are dry on a sunday. >> oh, my gosh, yeah. we could really use a break. we are well over normal in terms of rainfall percentage. carolyn, we have several dry days in store for us so that's a nice stretch. we will take you back outside and show you another beautiful live shot from emeryville looking out toward the bay and the bay bridge. there are some high clouds passing through, but under clearer conditions this morning. temperatures are going to cool down quite a bit. also i want to show you live doppler 7hd. check this out. what you will notice is not a lot of green out there, as mount saint helena radar sweeps through the bay area.
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just some cloud cover, no rainfall. that is a nice change for today. temperatures definitely on the cool side. right near freezing in fairfield, 32 degrees. 39 in antioch. so things are going to cool down before the sunrises at 7:25 this morning. 45 in san francisco and 38 in san jose. compared to yesterday we are 9 degrees cooler this time in fairfield, and about 6 degrees cooler in redwood city in los gatos. with the sunshine today the temperatures still won't come up as much because we have a cool air mass. so it's going to be clear and cold actually the next few mornings. do keep that in mind for new year's eve if you are heading out. dress appropriately. it will be dry and cool. we are running the latest models and it now looks like rain is way off the coast, not coming into the bay area at all tomorrow. a bright start for new year's day with a lot of sunshine. again, we could use the drying-out weather. here's a look at the satellite
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image. basically we have this area of high pressure. no storms heading through our way. i just wanted to quickly show you that forecast model for tomorrow night. the areas of green, way out in the coast. nothing coming over the bay area midnight into tuesday morning. but it does mean another night of chilly temperatures. that's why you want to plan well if you are going out for new year's eve. temperatures will be on the cooler side again. just a few degrees below average for this time of year. 51 in san francisco and san rafael. look for low 50s all around the bay area. 50 fairfield and antioch and 52 in clear lake down to san jose. temperatures actually fairly uniform. we will also check out the monterey bay area. low 50s for you with sunnier conditions. 53 in santa cruz, 51 in gilroy and hollister. so you can enjoy kind of a steady pattern for the next few days. just do look out for some
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morning frost, patchy this morning. and then again tomorrow morning. so we will see a chilly evening for new year's eve, but sunshine until thursday when we do bring a slight chance of rain swac into the forecast. so far looking dry next weekend, as well. >> but our rain totals are good so we can enjoy this weather guilt-free? >> yeah, well-deserved, guilt-free dry whenever. >> thanks, francis. let's check out sorts. this afternoon the raiders close out their disappointing season in san diego with quarterback tirrell pryor making his first nfl start. and they need a win to clinch the nfc west. kickoff is at 1:25 for both games. last night the warriors rolled past the boston celtics. here's rick kwan. he has the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning. the red hot warriors said good-bye to 2012 with a bang. last night they notched their 21st victory.
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that's the first time since 1980 they have gotten that many wins before new year's day. boston without rajon rondo, who is out with a thigh injury. check out this passing. davidson lee with the dunk. harrison barns had 15 points, 8 rebounds. he knocks down a three. gold state led by 17 at the state. lee goes behind the back to steph curry. he fakes out the defender and hits the jumper. next possession steph, this time from another zip code. curry with a team high. and they next host the team with the best record in the league, the l.a. clippers on wednesday. and women's team scared off against connecticut. the last time they were in naples the cardinals ended their 90-game win streak. yesterday uconn and the head coach got some revenge. the husband decision took control early and never let up. the tough shot and foul.
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the key was connecticut's stifling defense. the steal leads to this easy basket. it was 31-13 at the half. this shot is blocked. banks will lay it up and in. stanford shot just 19% from the field. lewis led all scorers in 19. uconn cruises, 61-35. the loss snaps stanford's 82-game home win streak. the men had a better look at nap else but had a tough time still against lafayette. the cardinals led by 8 at the half but the contest would go down to the final seconds. stanford holds on to win 65-59. randall with the team-tie 16 points. cardinals improve to 9-4. harvard was at cal. the bears look for their third straight win but the crimsons can play. cal's allen crab leads the pack, 12 in scoring. put in a game-tie 27 but it wouldn't be enough as harvard holds on to win 67-62.
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rivard hits the three. bears fall to 8-4. santa clara at number one duke behind kevin foster's 29. the broncos on top. this dunk puts santa clara up by 4 early in the second half. but duke rallied behind his younger brother steph. the blue devils stay unbeaten with a 90-77 victory. santa clara drops to 11-3. just last week arizona state running back marion grise lost his brother when he was shot and killed over a pair of air jordans. despite the tragedy, he took the field against navy in the craft hunger bowl. go out to at&t park which was converted to football. in memory of his great brother he had a great game running for 159 yards and two touchdowns. sun devils led after the first quarter. and kelly threw four touchdowns, three to ross.
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the sun devils sink navy 62-28. they finish 8-5. and later today the 49ers host arizona while the raiders close out their season at san diego. of course, i'll have all the highlights for you tonight at five. for sports on this sunday morning, i'm rick kwan. i'll see you later today. coming up next, the family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters that many f
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>> breaking news. san jose fire officials are beginning what one says will be a long investigation into a fatal fire that began late last night. three people, including a baby, died when flames swept through an apartment building. abc7 news reporter kera klapper
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joins us live from the scene. good morning. >> good morning. as you mentioned, three people are dead this morning and crews are still here on the scene more than six hours after the initial calls came in to report the fire. this is in an multi--building apartment complex but fortunately it was kept to one building on bridgeport court in san jose. you are seeing video from overnight. the two-alarm fire engulfed the building and gutted the apartment where it ignited. it originated in a second floor apartment. witnesses called 911 saying three people were trapped inside the apartment. at this point the three people are being identified only as a man, a woman and a young child who all died from their injuries. three other people, including a san jose police officer, are currently being treated for smoke in hal lays. >> combating the heavy fire conditions, and we had a san jose police officer who
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suffered smoke inhalation early on trying to get in there. actually he was able to get one of the residents out. that officer, along with two other people, are at the hospital right now being treated. >> again, this has all happened within the last six hours, since about 11:00 last night. the fire and ongoing investigation displaced nearly 60 residents. some of them are actually behind us right now with the red cross wrapped in blain questions. the red cross is helping to find them new places to live. reporting live in san jose, kera klapper. , abc7 news. >> and the fire chief said it will not be an easy investigation. thank you. and this morning we are learning more about two people who drowned after the marin head lands after fishing. nine-year-old juan carlos escamillo-monroy was swept out into the surf by a wave.
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his father, 39-year-old juan escamillo-rojas, jumped in to try to save him. we spoke with their family. >> it's a very difficult time, you know. everybody is saddened. >> the escamillo and monroy family has gathered to grieve and say a rosary. the father and son were avid fishermen who decided to fish on the marin head lands west of the golden gate bridge. they were fishing in an area known for unpredictable and heavy surf. a friend joined them friday afternoon for the first and last time. in spanish he told us how the son turned nine a few weeks ago and was swept away by a huge wave around 4:00 p.m. the father screamed out, my boy, my boy, and dove in after him.
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and this man watched helplessly as the father and son drifted 20 feet away in the surf. he said he threw out a fishing line to bring them in, but it snapped. having no other choice he ran up the hill to call 911. he wishes he could have done more. scene from sky 7hd, the tiburon rescue boat managed to pluck the pair from the water. they were pronounced dead after arriving at the horseshoe station. gabriel said he feels a bit numb. >> really hard. >> friends and relatives k cling to each other while some cry or stare out into space. they cannot believe the misfortune that has hit this family. the sister-in-law gloria said escamillo recently lost all they owned in a house fire the week before christmas day. family is trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in their native mexico city.
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they are setting up a fund to pay for funeral and moving expenses. if you wish to contribute you can click on our website and the information is there on "see it on tv." abc7 news. and police in oakland are searching for few masked gunmen in a robbery at a restaurant. it happened at 9:00 last night at international boulevard and clinton square. the gunman robbed four customers and an employee of cash, cell phones and jewelry. they took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. no one was injured. church leaders and community members came together yesterday trying to spread a powerful message. organizers of the rally say they are tired of senseless violence everywhere. they are calling for a not ban
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on assault weapons and high capacity clips and are demanding the city of oakland make public safety a priority. next month officials in marin will open up five locations to buy back guns and ultraviolent video games, using almost $15,000 in donations collected so far. the donations include $10,000 from the marin community foundation. according to our media partner, the marin independent journal. some $5,000 in donations come from private donors. the gun buy-back program has the added twist of buying back added violent video games. it was first proposed by the marin district attorney after the connecticut school shooting tragedy. the family of a 23-year-old man who has been missing since he jumped into corda creek to evade a sobriety test on christmas eve is offering a
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reward to find him. they searched the creek thursday but no time ever him. his family is still searching for them and tell the marin independent journal they are not giving up hope. they are hoping someone with a hope will help search the creek lead to go san francisco bay. on the peninsula three horses were killed on highway 280 in menlo park after escaping early yesterday morning from the farm. two horses were struck by one car. the third hit moments later by another car. northbound lanes of 280 north of alpine road were closed for about two hours. all the horses escaped from red ranch, about a mile from the freeway in portolo valley. >> the last one who put the horse away thought that the gate was locked good and obviously it wasn't. it's a shame we lost three horses. it's -- the only good thing is the gentleman that hit them is doing okay, i guess.
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>> yes, the drivers of both cars were hospitalized, but with non-life-threatening injuries. a long time police chief retires today. craig steckler has a passion for police work, staying on the job nearly 20 years after he was eligible for retirement. he game fremont's police chief in 1992. at -- he's done police work for 45 years saying he loves the profession. former chief police said this about him. he's a leader in his industry. that reflects well on us. he's such a wealth of knowledge and he's also been called the godfather of bay area law enforcement. with new year's eve a day away, local police agencies and the chp are stepping up patrols and staffing dui check points. both check points are going to be in operation tonight across the bay area, including one in san rafael.
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and a reminder you can leave the car at home. muni, caltrain and other agencies will offer free service. but it won't be free, but it will be operating trains until 3:00 a.m. on new year's day. those wonderful days of free parking on sundays in san francisco are coming to an end. today is the last sunday residents and visitors alike will not have to feed the meter. think about having to start plugging the meters on sunday. oh, that's awful. it's going to be awful. >> since the first parking meter was installed in san francisco on bush and poke street back in the 1940s, sundays have been a one-day break. but that long-standing policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as parking management. we noticed that 70% of all businesses are open in san francisco on sunday and we really need an effective parking management plan in place. >> now, starting january 26th, from noon to 67:00 p.m. the
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21,000-plus parking meters throughout the city operated by the transportation agency will be enforced. >> it's unbelievable that the city needs more money and we are raising just about everything. >> the change will bring in about $2 million a year for the mta. about 1% of it's operating budget. jackie chong has been warning clients who come to her hair salon. >> come to get their hair done and worry about the meter, that's really not fair. >> but down the street at the village grill, the owner grease with the mta, that enforcing the meters on sunday will free up parking spaces for his customers. >> we have a lot of people who park their cars all day to be downtown. >> the mta has reprogrammed the system so motorists will be able to park up to 4 hours and even prepay. that was a nod to the many churches surrounded by parking meters. but with sunday's no longer
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sacred in terms of avoiding tickets, the head of the interfaith council worries about the impact. >> the policy is going to be implemented on january 6th which is epiphany day for the christian church. i'm afraid the greater epiphany for a lot of people will be going out to their cars and seeing either warnings or tickets on their cars. and there will be warnings for the first month instead of citations. the parking tickets are quite expensive. sixty-two dollars and most places and $72 downtown. coming up next, we've all heard there's an app for just about everything, but now there's an app for being cute on video. we are going to explain. and here is a live look from golden gate bridge. it is a dry look, as well. francis will have your forecast in just a few minutes.
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>> welcome back, it's 5:41 on this sunday morning. thanks for waking up with us. this is a live look from our camera showing you that the lights are still bright as we prepare to enter 2013. meteorologist francis is in for lisa argen this morning. she will be along with the full accuweather forecast. former president george h.w. bush's condition continues to improve this morning. according to a family spokesperson. he's been moved out of intensive care and is now recovering in a regular hospital room. mr. bush was first taken to the hospital back on november 23rd for treatment of a bronchitis related cough. he was moved to intensive care at houston's methodist hospital
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a month later after developing a fever. the 88-year-old is the country's oldest living former president. these days, you know, there's an app for pretty much everything from calling a cab to doing your taxes. but how about an app that's about nothing more than just being cute on video? abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom took it for a spin. >> four in the afternoon and abc7's award winning editors and producers are crammed into tiny dark rooms, feverishly editing video. meanwhile two blocks away some people are out ice skating as chris shoots snowflake-covered video of them with his jolly new app jollify. >> an app to make people smile, make them happy. >> whether you are a fan of the 49ers or a marching fan, it's a way to jazz up your videos without spending hours in a dark room. >> one thing we have is a
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karaoke theme. >> for the holidays, valentine's day, sports related themes, all sorts of themes and most importantly, you can make your own themes. >> there are other apps like apple's i movies that have themes for videos but the whole point of jollify is you apply it while shooting instead of messing around with it afterwards. >> you don't have to do post production. it appears in the viewfinder. when you do your viewfinder you record, share it and you are done. >> it can lead to some acting opportunities. >> what we want you to do is just run around, pretend like you are being attacked. >> perfect. >> pretend you are being attacked by a dragon. better get away! >> it lets you share to facebook which could be dangerous unless you have no shame. >> there you go. >> jollify is always adding new themes and right now they are free just like the app itself. you can build simple themes on your phone or more elaborate
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ones on your desktop computer. one company created a theme for a doctor when an ear patient can hear again. with any look she won't have to hear this. ♪ in san francisco, abc7 news. well, as 2012 comes to a close, you can take a look back at this year's top seven news stories. videos and photo slide shows at francis is here. a lot of people have been wondering where have you been? she's still part of the abc7 news family and here as a meteorologist to tell us about the weather. >> yeah, and it's a great day to fill in. i have been out for a while. i have been reporting traffic. we have dry weather ahead. so it's nice, a nice change. here's a live look at emeryville, as traffic is moving toward the mays. almost can't help myself talking about traffic. but we have clear skies and cooler temperatures and i'll
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have your new forecast coming up, as well. >> thank you, francis. also ahead, a warning to anyone with a closet full of those skinny jeans. why doctors now say they could be hazardous t
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>> welcome back. it's 5:47. hope your day is a bright one. here's a live look at the shark tank. things are dark there because the hockey lockout is still in effect. no formal talks have been scheduled but a little bit of informational talking later on today. hope that leads to something in terms it. weather, partly cloudy, 352 degrees. francis is sitting right here next to me with the full accuweather forecast. >> yeah. we are going to climb into the low 50s today with clear skies.
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carolyn and i have been looking forward to the weather that is going to let us dry out the next few days. we go back outside and show you another beautiful shot. this time we are looking down toward san francisco. you can still see the holiday lights on the embarcadero and also the bay bridge. so with these clear skies, we will show you live doppler 7hd picking up no rainfall. so it's looking pretty good out there. there are some high clouds around the bay area, but with less cloud cover temperatures are cooler than they were yesterday at this time. in fairfield right now, 32 degrees. so right at freezing. 40 in san rafael. more moderate in san francisco at 45 and 38 in san jose. so compared to yesterday, 9 degrees cooler. at this time in fairfield and 4 degrees cooler in san rafael. temperatures will be on the cool side once again. but it will be clear and cold
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and dry for the mornings. new year's eve is actually looking dry and cool. a bright start for new year's day with even more sunshine. we will look at the satellite radar. we have this area of high pressure. this low has moved south and this will bring us sunny weather. temperatures still on the cool side with a cooler air mass over us. we will talk about highs today around the state if you are traveling do look out for a winter weather advisory in the western area of nevada through reno. that's in effect until about 10:00 this morning. so some snow showers there. one to three inches and possibly four in the higher elevations. partly cloudy condition necessary tahoe. and as you head south a chance of rain in las vegas at 48 degrees. also here for us we will warm up to the low 50s. look for more sunshine with temperatures near 51 or 52 degrees in san francisco and
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san jose, as well as in fairfield and antioch. 50 degrees for you there. also we head down to monterey bay. it's going to be a nice one. 52 through morgan hill, 51 in watsonville. you see temperatures are fairly moderate around the bay area. here's a look at that accuweather seven-day forecast. do look out for the morning frost. it is pretty chilly out there. but sunshine ahead. if you are heading to the 49er game at 1:45, partly cloudy conditions today. temperatures 48 degrees, warming up to 51 and then cooling back down to 49 degrees during the game. a chilly evening for few year's eve. sunny new year's day and into wednesday. and then a slight chance of rain we will be watching thursday and dry again next weekend. >> even though we've gotten a lot of rain, our rainiest month is usually february? that's still ahead. >> i know we get a lot of rain december, january, february, but i'll check on it when we get the
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next rain for you, okay? >> okay. thank you, francis. so, you know, they might be fashionable, but some doctors are warning about a potentially painful side effect of those ultratight skinny jeans so many women are wearing these days. abc7 news anchor and health and science reporter carolyn johnson has our story. check out my skinny jeans. >> christine's closet is full of so-called skinny jeans, tightfitting and versatile. >> you can wear the boots over in winter and in the daytime you can wear them with like flats or drive them up at night. >> she admits it's sometimes a struggle squeezing into them. >> they can be hard to get on because you are obviously trying to pull them up. >> but more than an inconvenience, some doctors warn that an overly tight fit could actually cause nerve damage. >> it's called -- a nerve in the outer part of the thigh gets
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compressed and pressure on it causes symptoms of continuingling, numbness and pain. >> the doctor said women can even experience symptoms without realizing the cause. >> one woman described it as sort of a floating sensation when she was walking. her thighs kind of felt weak and continuingly and she got pain in the thighs. >> she said combining the jeans with ultrahigh heels can worsen the effect. >> because the pelvis tilts some it can further accentuate the pressure caused on the nerves. >> experts say one good option is to consider jeans that have some stretch build into them. 64% polyester, some cotton and 5% spandex. >> or short of that, shop for pants with more room in the thigh area where the nerves are more likely to become compressed. >> and doctors warn the condition can become serious and potentially cause permanent nerve damage if the problem is
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not corrected. coming up next, it's going to be a very happy new year for one south san francisco family. the newest lotto millionaire
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>> welcome back. it's 5:55 on this sunday morning. hope you are doing well and thanks for joining us. this is a live look at emeryville, where it will be in the 50s today. if you are tired of being drenched, well, there is a break from the rain throughout the bay area. dry weather ahead. francis will be here in just a few minutes with our full accuweather forecast. take a look at the winning numbers from last night's $8 million super lotto plus. 6, 9, 20, 28, 33. the meganumber 19. no one correctly picked all six numbers. wednesday night's jackpot is estimated at $9 million.
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there is a south san francisco retiree who is now $23 million richer. robert bought a winning ticket at the sunshine center pharmacy in south san francisco before christmas. we are talking about a lotto ticket. he did not discover he won until a few days ago when a friend reminded him to check his tickets. he said he hasn't decided what 20 do with the money just yet. sunshine pharmacy will get $115,000 for selling that winning ticket. if you received a new tablet computer or smartphone as a gift this holiday season, remember you can be connected with abc7 news all the time through our apps. you can download our hit alarm clock app for your i-phone, android phone or tablet and the kindle fire. and our abc7 news app is also available for all those devices, as well as the ipad. you can download our apps for free from apple's app store,
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google play and amazon's app store. the fast-approaches fiscal cliff is no laughing matter but sometimes you have to have a sense of humor about things. some portland, oregon people have taken their disappointment to the street. the street sign reads fiscal ahead. >> coming up next at six we continue to follow breaking news in san jose where three people, including a young child, have died in an apartment fire. we will have a live report with the latest from the scene. and the search for a man accused of killing a dog in a brutal robbery.
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>> good morning, i'm caroline tyler. we begin with breaking news. san jose fire officials are beginning what one says will be a long investigation into a fatal fire that began late last night. three people, including a baby, died when flames swept through their apartment building. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us live from the


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