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>> the crowd is growing hour by hour with more people in the square and spilling on to the street outside of the square. we are hearing about the excitement. when they saw the smoke although it was black smoke people were cheering. a woman said that it felt like a soccer match everyone was excited to be part of this and to witness history. >> marcy, thank you from rome. stay with abc7 news for the latest developments from vatican city where we are for you, breaking in for the news when we hear anything. >> in pleasanton there will be beefed you have security after a violent threat found on campus. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, has details. >> although there are more police officers here there are students who are saying on twitter they will not be coming to school tomorrow.
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the threat specifically mentioned something happening tomorrow. the principal of the while has sent an e-mail home to the parents telling them about the threat and precautions are taken on campus. according to the the press, the threat was spray painted on a bat room wall and there is picture on social media and rumors but the principal assures students and families that additional police presence will be on campus for the rest of the week. he is asking for any students who have information about who did this to come forward and report it. they can do that anonymously. >> a morgan hill preschool teacher will appear in court on charge of trying to give drinks placed with sleeping pills to toddlers. police arrested the 59-year-old woman for felony charge endanger
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ment. on friday someone at the academy day care saw her spiking children's drink cups with an unknown substance. when confronted she said it was an over-the-counter adult sleeping aid. the administrators fired her and called police and say no child drank from the truck. >> parents are not satisfied with the explanation of an incident where a teacher tied up a two-year old who refused to take a nap at preschool. parents drove off after the meeting with officials at the church in pleasanton. the elders provided a letter from the state revealing the name of the former teacher who resigned in january and now is the subject of a police investigation. the incident came to light when she show add photo of the bound child to the girl's mom at a social gathering. >> i am more upset they could not get more information. we realized we disappointed some by not providing more
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information than we are legally allowed to provide. >> this looks to be isolated. there is no evidence that leads us to believe this is anything else going on. >> police are trying to determine what crime has been committed. the school director resigned but officials would not discuss a reason. >> we have new details of a santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to him over the san francisco lawmaker 's push for tighter gun control. the e-mail was unsealed by the court and reads "i have 39 confirmed kills in afghanistan. don't make me get to 40." he misspelled the word "afghanistan." in february three assault weapons were found and detonated numerous explosive materials at the house and he faces ten felony accounts. the senator said the threats have had no impact on the gun
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control efforts. >> palo alto are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and robbing her. the suspect is seen on video on friday, arranging for a personal massage at the glass slipper and when she arrived he pull a knife, robbed her, and assaulted her. a police dog could not track him down. >> san francisco trovessor -- supervisor is holding a hearing to find out how much america's cup costs the taxpayers revealing the status of efforts to raise $32 million from private sources. the latest estimate puts the economic benefit for the bay area at $780 million around half of the $1.4 billion originally estimated. organizers say it will generate 5,500 jobs and lead to $14 million in revenue for san francisco. >> caltran will release details of the devil slide tunnel on
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highway one. we are told they will hold a ceremony on monday march 25th, drivers are allowed through the twin tunnels that night or the next morning. the 439 million dollar project began eight years ago to deal with the rainy season rock slides that block the road between pacifica and montera. >> it has been a wimpy rainy season and that is the problem. >> 10 years in the making, though. >> how is the weather? >> no rain. >> mike? >> we have fog along the coast and the bay shore and the north bay valley. can you see on live doppler 7 hd what is going on as far as dealing with visibility. we are one at half moon bay. yesterday it was marine layer clouds and today it is fog. same in oakland, quarter-mile visibility. santa rosa, 1.25 in napa.
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right now they are missing reporting stations in novato and the pins that which has fog on it this morning. be careful. you will find varying conditions traveling around. temperature is 41 in novato and richmond is friend and san mateo and san ramon and 48 in newark and lafayette and 46 in cupertino and redwood city and brentwood at 50 degrees. we are in the mid-40's to low 50's through 7:00 with sunshine faster today, mid-to-upper 50's by noon, and in the low-to-mid 70's for the 4:00 hour and toward 7:00 we will be in the 60's and near 70 inland. the steady temperatures all the way through the beginning of the weekend, well above average, away from the coast. sue? >> we go now back to the marin and sonoma border with a fatal accident that is under investigation. it is in northern novato. it is at san antonio road, the
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right lane is blocked with two lanes of traffic in the northbound direction and you may find it is slow past the scene. on the fremont area, north 680 between south mission and north mission, the lanes are blocked until 6:00 a.m. there is a look at drive out of the central valley, from the altamont pass to livermore it is looking pretty good from 205 with no slowing and as mike talked about, there is thick fog, with a couple of toll lanes blocked because of maintenance work on the bay bridge toll please. visibility is limited. kristen and eric? >> foreclosed and then a dangerous eyesore, a plan to punish landlords of abandoned homes. >> you can enjoy the giants' game along with other diehard
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>> saab -- santa clara, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good wednesday morning at 4:42 a.m. a live look from the rooftop camera and the ferry building. we will tell you where the fog is and look at traffic and weather. >> more news. in mountain view residents concerned about cancer causing vapors seeping into a neighborhood. residents yesterday across highway 101 received a mailer from the environmental protection agency warning of the possibility of the vapor. people living near the intel building knew a toxic plume had contaminateed their ground water with a vapor that can cause cancer and birth defects. the epa has been monitoring the contamination since the 1980's but in november they found high levels of tce west of the border
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on google property. >> you could be exposeed and that is a concern if you live in the area. >> people who live in the area can call the epa and have the air tested. most of the time the contamination can be removed from an air filtering system. >> in vallejo now it is up to the banks to deal with redown possibilities they repossess to help relieve the crime and blight that has followed. now details. >> the city of vallejo says police have responded to this foreclosed home numerous times. diane lives across the street. >> you believe there was prostitution going on? >> it was obvious. >> no one answered the door but police have removed squatters at least five times. neighbors say for the past year
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a woman keeps breaking in and illegally renting the rooms out. >> she is acting like the landlord? >> she thinks that is her place. >> the city is dealing with six other situations like this. she and a neighbor sued the bank which owns the foreclosed home but the cases were dismissed both times. >> the health department has been in there. the building inspector. everyone has been in there. due to the laws being what they are it is a long, difficult process. >> the passing of a new ordinance forces the bangs do register the foreclosed homes and maintain them or face fines and penalties. >> we will abate the nuisance and put a lein on the prompt. >> the ordinance empowers the city which has 1,000 foreclosed home with half receiving nuisance complaints. >> this is enforceed in benicia
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and oakland. it take as lot of weight east shoulders of the three code enforcement officers and gives more incentive to the banks to sell off the homes quicker. >> governor brown will be in the bay area this week to attend the board of regents meeting in san francisco, meeting today and tomorrow at uc san francisco myths bay campus. an issue expected to come up is whether to extend the $60 annual fee students have been paid since 2010. the chronicle reports that the university has breached student contracts and had to refund tuition hikes. students have been payinged the refund to the tube of $91 including interest. >> city college of san francisco has until friday to proof it is more financially secure or risk losing accreditation and having to shut down. tomorrow, students and staff will protest the cuts to balance
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the budget. organizers say the school should try to get more money from state and local sources rather than making the cuts. the commission that acredits junior colleges will decide in june. >> the opening day for giants against the dodgers being played in los angeles is on the big screen at at&t park for free. this is the game last night during training which the giants lost. the defending world series champions opened the season april 1 at dodgers stadium with the game shown on the giant score board at at&t park. the home opener is friday, april 5 against the cardinals. >> the trophy tour of the giants conditions with fans having a chance to take pictures of the world series trophies and on display from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the elementary school gym.
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>> i got my picture on one of the tour stops. a little touch of greatness is nice. >> did you touch the trophyies? >> yes! >> now a look at the weather forecast. could not see smudges on the way in to work. >> just the fog out there, a little thicker than yesterday but not so widespread. here is the golden gate bridge where you can see the thick fog coming out of marin and headed into san francisco. we will talk temperatures. we are looking at temperatures that will run in the 40's and 50's. here is live doppler 7 hd showing you can keep the umbrella away. here we go with the temperatures san francisco, san bruno san mateo and half moon bay in the mid-to-upper 40's and redwood city is the warm spot at 50 and we look at the east bay shore there, you can see 80 in emeryville, very foggy, and 51 in antioch, the warm spot and
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oakland and walnut creek and pleasanton and union city in the upper 40's and as we holds to the south bay -- as we hold to the south bay, a little clear, and mountain view is 51 and morgan hill and cupertino and gilroy around 45 or 46 and this is how it looks from mount tamalpais this morning, we have seen more of sausalito than we did yesterday, temperatures in the low-to-mid 40's for santa rosa and napa and petaluma and sausalito. as we head into the afternoon hours, look how warm it will be than yesterday. we will have mid-to-upper 70's in the santa clara valley and close to 80 in los gatos and gilroy with 75 in san jose. on the peninsula, low-to-mid 70's from san mateo south, with clouds stubborn at the coast and you stuck in the upper 60's. 68 in downtown with 66 in south san francisco, and sausalito is 69, and as soon as you get to san rafael, 74 degrees and
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mid-to-upper 70's through the north bay, and at the beep, upper 50's to near 60 and high clouds and sunshine and low-to-mid 70's along the east bay shore and oakland at 74. as you head inland, more 80's are possible around pleasanton and mid-to-upper 70's for the rest of the neighbors. headed out and about i will show you what will happen today: 80's everywhere throughout the central valley and 94 seven possible today. bring it back home with mid-40's to upper 40's inland and upper 40's to 50 tomorrow morning, and 52 in san francisco, and we will see a repeat of this morning with fog on the coast spilling into the bay area and the north bay valley. here is the accweather seven-day outlook, temperatures are dropping thursday and friday, and dropping more through the weekend, and it is not until tuesday we get a better chance of rain and we see the temperatures getting back cooler, to where they should be. sue? >> we have pictures, now, of
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this early fatality, north 101 at the marin and snow may -- sonoma border, the investigation is underway and the right lane remains blocked near san antonio road, north 101, and it is the non-commute direction but you can see the truck looks crumpled. the investigation is underway, northbound 101 with no estimated time of clearing. we will follow this fatality for you. we have thick fog. we have reports of an accident coming off of the bay bridge, westbound skyway at 5th. c.h.p. is headed to the scene. >> we will watch the 101 accident closely. president obama is back up on capitol hill to face republicans in the house of representatives for the first meeting in two years. as lawmakers wait for the president to unveil his budget plan, they are moving along with
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partisan plans of their own. house budget chief paul ryan has a plan to balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes repealing the president's health care law, converting medicare to a voucher-style system and kit federal pensions. senate democrats unveil a plan of their own, a 50-50 mix of tax hikes and spending cuts. >> boy scouts of america has a questionnaire on a change in the policy banning gay scout leaders and members, e-mailing to 1.1 million adult scouts with a list of five questions: is it acceptable for a gay and straight scout to share a tent overnight? the scouts are posing such questions as the organization tries to determine whether to lift or modify their gay ban. cow leaders will vote on the issue in may. >> the bay area newest ferry service is in financial service. why the problem could be a big win for commuters between the east bay and the peninsula. >> have you filed your taxes
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i...i mean, >> south san francisco's struggling ferry service has new ideas to get more on board. the ferry between the peninsula and the east bay launched last june with a big celebration. the san francisco examiner reports the fanfare has fallen short of expectations. the water emergency transportation authority which operates the service is considering adding new routes to attract more riders. the agency is scheduled to take up the issue tomorrow at the board. >> bart is reminding riders of the second experiment allowing bicycles aboard the planes during the commute on monday for five work days. you can bring your bicycles on all trains at all hours of the day with an exception: no bicycles in the first three cars. there was a similar test last
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august. >> you say you could not see much coming to work? >> even with my eyes open i could not see much. too much fog. >> we will check with our meteorologist, mike nicco. how about the flights? >> it is not sitting over the water like yesterday but along the bayshore line on both sides and not over the water. that is what i meant when i said it would not be so widespread. you can see sausalito looking down from mount tamalpais and to the bay bridge. temperatures are six decks warmer -- degrees warmer in san francisco. and check out oakland, napa and live more, 11 to 15 degrees above average! we will get close to records and probably come shy of setting any records. >> radar shows all of us dominated by high pressure so we have throw mid-80's through the central valley to los angeles and san diego is 75 and palm
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springs is 94 and tahoe is 68 degrees today. >> it will not last with those temperatures. we have a situation that is still updated in novato at marin and sonoma border which is a fatality. there is a truck off the road. the investigation is underway near san antonio road. crews are blocking the right lane. you can see there is slow traffic in the northbound direction. when the commute is underway we will have an update. in san francisco, coming off the bay bridge, westbound skyway, at 5th, we have reports of an accident. there is a soily spin out on 17. >> a young north coast couple has charges after a two-year old boy if their care was drunk and high on meth. the mother lives with a
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21-year-old man, and the boy's grandmother noticed the child was sick after she picked him up from the couple's home and had him checked by doctors who say the blood alcohol level was life-threaten and -- life threatening and he had meth in his system. >> and runs fired by h&r block could be delayed on the student tax cut form 8863. previously, the preparer could lead it plank to indicate "no" and now they have to answer it and they were not doing it so the 600,000 returns will be delayed six to eight weeks. >> minutes away at 5:00, another vote without a pope. black smoke emerges from the vatican on the second day of the conclave. what the past shows how quickly a consensus can emerge. >> diners ready to enjoy a meal
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good wednesday morning. our time is 5:00. thanks for waking up early. i am kristen sze. >> there could be a visual impediment on the way to work. or, fog. >> i like that. mike nicco? >> visual impediment, i like that. very nice. thank you very much, eric. good morning, everyone, live doppler 7 hd shows not a drop to be found. if you drive through the clouds they are full of moisture and you could get mist on the windshield around oakland down
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to an eighth of a mile. it is dangerous in some areas of oakland this morning. one and a quarter mile visibility at napa and three quarters of a mile at santa rosa. we have more fog than marine layer fog so it will burn off quicker. that is why today will be warmer. low-to-mid 70's and upper 70's and near 80's inland. >> good morning, everyone, 2:15, c.h.p. got reports of the faith accident in north marin at the border with sonoma. we have video. it is a nasty accident with a truck off the roadway and you can see investigators and it is not a good scene blocking the right lane with no estimates time of clearing. this is the northbound direction headed for petaluma near san antonio road with emergency


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