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>> request morning, everyone, i'm katie marzullo. we will start off with a quick first look if he weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. good morning. >> good morning. we have a little cloud cover out there. it's making for a pretty nice picture out there for many of you early risers, but it is a a spare-the-air day today. temperatures are mild to start in the 40s and 50s. by the afternoon some hazy afternoon sunshine and highs will climb into the upper 60s to low 70s. more cloud and fog tonight. we are looking at the first seven-day outlook we've seen in a while that will feature a few
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raindrops. katie. >> thank you. we begin with breaking news out of oakland where one person is dead after being hit by several cars. it happened around 11:00 last night on interstate 24. police say it's unclear how the victim ended up on that freeway. the chp initially received calls of a disabled motorcycle on eastbound 980, which is a transition roadway located above i-24. >> when our units arrived on scene we found a motorcycle, no occupant near the motorcycle. several minutes later we got calls of a pedestrian that was possibly struck by vehicles and we responded to this scene here and confirmed that. we have a few vehicles that did stop and we are investigating exactly how this person ended up on the freeway and how many vehicles possibly might have struck the person. interstate 980 was closed for two hours while they investigated but it has since reopened. >> knew this morning, check out this video in antioch
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where a car went into a house. it was on buchanan road a vehicle was slipping, lost control and slammed into two houses and a power box. residents were surprised by what they saw when they got up. >> we were just laying in bed and all of a sudden we hear a loud like explosion. felt the house shake a little bit. so get up and we hear talking and lights outside the window and we see the window had been busted out so we thought somebody was breaking in. we walk outside, and that's what we found in the yard, the car. it's one of the things you hear and see on the news but you didn't expect it to be in your front yard. >> the crash caused a brief loss of power to nearby residents. no word yet if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. >> shock at a bay area elementary school. a popular teacher was arrested on suspicious she tried to poison her co-workers. police arrested teresa badger from benicia. it's for what she served at a
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potluck dinner. we have details from matthew turner elementary school. >> police say 47-year-old theresa badger, police say, served marijuana-laced food to her co-workers at a potluck holiday party in november. >> there were probably 15, 20 people at the party and i would say half of them developed symptoms or objective signs of being under the influence. >> two guests who work with badger at turner elementary school in benicia were taken to the hospital not knowing what they had eaten a school. joseph nickel, a school parent, spoke to one of them. >> it was obviously something she ate. she was hallucinating or something along those lines. she was distraught over what happened basically. >> police say another guest took some of the marijuana-laced food home and their 15-year-old child ate it and then got sick. >> it was learned that ms. badger had admitted to some of the partygoers that she had brought food that had marijuana in it. >> but police say badger did denied any involvement when they arrested her at her home.
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mr. pedilla has known her as a family and person for years. >> i know her as someone very kind and a sweet individual. this doesn't fit. it really doesn't fit. >> badger, who received an award for outstanding achievement as a kindergarten teacher, is now facing three felony counts of poisoning. in benicia, alan wang, abc7 news. >> police redwood city need the public's help in locating a missing 83-year-old woman. lucille walked away from her residence early this morning. she was last seen wearing a long red night ground and slip-on shoes. she's five feet full, 115 pounds, short white hair and alzheimer's disease. we are learning that the man who was hit and killed by a caltran earlier this week was trying to help another man off the tracks.
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the 35-year-old schultz was hit at the santa clara station. they looked at the surveillance video and the man was reaching for the other man on the tracks and then they were both hit by an express train. schultz died and the other man is in the hospital with multiple fractures. he's not yet able to talk with investigators. >> students at a local community college are on alert after a person said he was taken from the campus and sexually assaulted. it happened at the college of marin in kentfield. ama daetz has the latest. >> college of marin now has extra police officers patrolling parking lot 13. the added security is in response to a kidnapping and sexual assault that began in the lot around 8:00. >> that's horrible. that's pretty scary. >> students were notified through e-mail, text alerts and even a facebook post. the victim, a male student, said that when he got in his car after class, there was a man with a gun in the back seat who forced him to drive to tam valley where the man sexually assaulted him.
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the student was able to escape and get help, but the attacker also escaped. he's described as black male, 6'3" to 6'2" heavyset, weighing 220 to 235 pounds. >> someone who did this is a sick person. >> this person started to put up alert notices around campus. >> i am going to get a parking permit so i can park closer to campus. >> this student often uses the lot at night. >> generally it's pretty empty because a lot of students have left already. the vice president of college operations said lot 13 is a temporary lot the school has had for a number of years. >> it's a parking lot used by the community and so forth. it's a free parking lot we use for students as well. >> he said permanent lights aren't allowed because it's in a marsh zone, but because of the assault, the temporary lights have been put up and the school getting gets to start closing is the lot at 11:00 p.m. the students can also ask for an escort from police. ama daetz, abc7 news. >> federal officials have approved safety changes at san francisco general hospital
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after a patient was found dead in a stairwell. in september lynn spalding disappeared from her room, but her body wasn't discovered until two and a half weeks later in a locked stairwell. hospital stairwell doors are now equipped with alarms and sheriff's deputies who provide security at the hospital must search the stairwells every day. >> oakland police are looking to crack down on the number of car thefts in the city and today mayor jean quan will host the club giveaway. along with the interim police chief. they will give away 200 steering wheel locks to residents in the clinton park neighborhood where car thefts are among the highest. the clubs will be handed out on 6th avenue between east twelfth and east 14th streets between nine and eleven this morning. many fans of big-wave surfing are already looking to next year's mavericks invitational off half moon bay. meanwhile, one world-class surfer has taken only a $12,000 prize for winning the contest yesterday. we have more from half moon bay on the competition and the celebration.
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>> let's take a look at a perfect ten by grant twiggy baker. >> grant baker glided into the top spot at this year's mavericks invitational. this is his second win. he won back in 2006. he said this win took a lot of training. >> but you never dream of winning. for me i'm probably thinking about it tomorrow but right now i'm enjoying the feeling. >> for the second contest in a row, spectators milled around half moon bay and watched the action on bar tvs or paid $15 to watch on a big screen set up in parking lot. ever since mavericks 2010 swept through the area in 2010 while watching the action, organizers have closed that access there. some fans missed that view. >> still by the ocean but it would be fun to be on the cliff. a good time. >> there were much smaller crowds than years past. something local restaurants quickly noticed. >> any empty seats? plenty of empty seats. >> at the end of the day they packed up their hot dog stand for a drive back to redwood city.
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they are taking home plenty they didn't sell. >> last year we had two people working the event and it was all day long. this year one person could have handled it no problem. >> they sold about two-thirds fewer dogs this year than last year. >> usually there's droves of people and this year just a few people here and there. >> still they love the event and are already looking forward to next year. in half moon bay, abc7 news. >> so awesome to watch. clouds above the waves, though, cloudy yesterday. >> it is cloudy. we have the wes continue to decrease here locally. but a look from mt. tam. isn't this pretty where we are looking at partly cloudy conditions. 37 in napa. we will talk about the spare the air day today and the green you are going to see in the extended outlook. that means rain. that's a good fair-letter word.
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we will talk about that when we come back. >> also, rescue crews trying to get inside a retirement home that's completely frozen over with possibly dozen of seniors trapped inside. >> and the change at the
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>> welcome back. a live look from the roof cam. now the sun is up and you see the skies a little gray this morning. the clouds hanging around. it will be more like that today. a little bit of rain maybe next week? lisa argen will tell any the next forecast. a texas judge has ordered to remove a ventilator by a brain-dead woman on monday. the hospital has been keeping her alive against her family's wishes. the hospital arguing it was protecting the life of an unborn child but in an afford filed shortly before yesterday's hearing, the hospital stated the fetus is not viable. >> tickets will go on sale today
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to see the dali llama when he returns to the bay area next month. the spiritual leader will speak at berkeley high school on how to achieve happiness as part of his latest north american tour. tickets will be on sale today and tomorrow from ten to four. the tickets are $50 each. the transportation security administration confiscates some pretty bizarre items from passengers, and we have a look at some of the weirdest from last year. first up, human skull fragments. the passenger carrying potential crime scene thought they were checking a bunch of old pots. a medieval style weapon, fake suicide bomber's vest belonging to an explosives instructors and ninja stars and throwing knives and a world war ii bazooka round and a knife disguised as a pen. sticking with airport
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sfo's new terminal e will open to united passengers on tuesday. the $138 million remodel is designed to give passengers a first class experience before they even take off. lilian kim gives us a tour. >> sfo's terminal area e boarding area e has a mid-century feel. but when it comes to conveniences, it's 21st century all the way. there are 375 power outlets and nine workstations. the interactive flight deck gives people information about sfo and san francisco. >> we provided a lot of luxury perks that one wouldn't expect to find in an airport. maybe in a four or five star hotel. but we found in this investment pays off. >> boarding area e opens to the public tuesday, a little less than two years after terminal 2's overhaul. travelers can expect a living room feel, food and vendors from san francisco, a dressing room in both the men's and women's rest rooms, and a yoga room. >> this is the first yoga room
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in united airports anywhere that i'm aware of. >> jeff is chairman, president and ceo of united. the airline put $50 million into boarding area e, which is part of their plan to offer service to asia. they will soon offer flights to asain cities. >> we're offering transportation from san francisco to china and to taipei on a 777. you will see more of that growth from us as we take advantage of the power house hub. >> it's the first phase of terminal e's overall. phase 2 will be completed in the summer of 2015. abc7 news. today sfo is offering a sneak-peek of the terminal. that's from noon to five. abc7 news is sponsoring it. admission is free, but tickets are required to get one. we have a link on our website under "see it on tv." that would be interesting. i wonder who will be using the
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yoga room? not me. i would not be in the mood for that. >> it could be very popular. we are lacking at a pretty start to the day. it would look nicer even if we got some rain in here and perhaps we are going to see some changes in the seven-day outlook. here's a live look at the doppler hd. cloud cover with some of you this morning but as we go through the afternoon it continues to get filtered, the sunshine, thin out and we will begin to see more sunshine around the by. san jose very nice with temperatures really on the mild side today. much milder than you were yesterday. that's due to the overnight cloud cover. so as much as ten to fifteen degrees warmer in some spots. half moon bay 55 now. so you are very mild with east wind. low to mid-40s from redwood city and oakland. a wind shift. the coast should be cooler over in the next several days. mount testimony, can see a little hazy, one of the areas where we are looking at poor air
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quality around the bay. in fact several areas. 37 fap paw. petaluma the temperatures have dropped as the skies have cleared over the past few hours. 40 livermore with low 40s in santa rosa. there it is, the haze. the spare the air day today. and a mild to warm weekend. so no changes there but as we go into the extended outlook, it may not be a drop buster but we are looking at the possibility of rain headed our way by the end of the week. sutro tower, you see how nicely the buildings are lit there but the air quality poor there with better air quality around the coast and central bay and also around the south central bay. so looking at the temperatures today, it will be mild even despite the cloud cover from this area of low pressure. another one down by baja allowing for the high clouds to continue to be pulled up through the overnight hours. but thing out and looking at partly cloudy skies over the
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weekend. here's a look at the next couple of hours. notice how we get into the afternoon. it is sunny and mild. so this is what is on track though by wednesday. look at the increasing clouds. here it comes thursday, the chance of showers. we are right on the edge here. looks like we will see a few showers. into friday is weapons on a little bit further south and east. so this is looking more promising. and by the weekend, though, looks like things will clear on out. good news with the potential for just a little bit of rain here. and every little bit does help. temperatures today in the low 70s for the warmest neighborhoods from fremont, livermore and concord. 67 in half moon bay and san francisco and the accuweather seven-day forecast, a spare-the-air day today. a couple degrees of cooling with the wind shift and on shore flow over the next few days will allow for the slight cooling. then the warmup before the cooler, cloudier and rain chances come our way the end of the upcoming work week. so looking better out there.
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abc7 news has another great weather resource four to follow. that's follow live doppler 7hd on twitter for the latest bay area weather conditions,, rain or shine, and get tweets from your favorite weather team. i just saw a picture of you on twitter. >> oh, no. >> what is that? >> i don't know. >> thanks, lisa. january isn't even over yet but it's apparently not too early to start planning for valentine's day. michael finney has some ideas to help you think outside the candy box. >> this is north beach and here's a reality check. this place is low lying. >> the neighborhood is really alive during valentine's day. >> anthony knows about these things. he spends a lot of his day roasting coffee in the front window of cafe roma. he welcomes the valentine's day tour organized by this guy.
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tom. >> romance is really how you connect with someone or your spouse. that connection to food is really enjoying stuff together. so the best times i have had is -- with my spouse is when both of course us are having a great time together. >> a true romantic, he toured rector for local tastes of the city tour. he put together a valentine's tour of north beach. a couple leads their way through the neighborhood but learn about food, beverages and how to make them. >> it's always a blast. it's always fun. you see new couples, old couples. here we have roses and a special coffees. >> then they move on to learn about pasta, pizza, bread and at this place chocolate and love. they know about these things here. mark is the managing owner. >> my wife and i met and fell in love in north beach. we met on the one-year anniversary of the store. >> their love and the store are
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doing quite well. here the tour goes behind the scenes. >> to go in the kitchen and see what we are up to making, and we are always making something unique and different. the chefs have carte blanche to come up with whatever they want as long as they keep the store full. >> and, of course, there are tastings. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. >> very good? >> that's very good. >> tom with some final advice. >> don't each much before, okay? we don't believe in minor tasting. >> the tours are available throughout february. they take about three hours and cost $59. all the food is included. now i have a link to the website if you want to check it out. go to abc7news.com. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> coming up negligence how an nba team is bringing tv viewers closer than ever to the action.
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beach, walked up and down armed with reproductions of the painting and zeroed in on his exact vantage point with topographical measurements. it turned out it was different spot than what historians originally thought. after that they used software to compare today's sky to the one monet saw, they narrowed down the dates and where the sun would have been when he painted it, and they narrowed it down to five days in february, and then with tidal charts and weather charts and monet's personal letters, they determined that february 5th was the day monet was inspired by the beautiful sunset and the time was 4:53 p.m. >> the sacramento kings gave their fans a new way to see the game last night. from the unique perspective of google glass. look. the kings gave a pair of google glass to members of the dance team, an announcer and even stott mascot. this is how it looked like when the players wore the glasses during practice yesterday.
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>> glad you are with us this morning at 8:306789 we are starting with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> if you think it's moldier out there, you are right. temperatures nine degrees warmer in the north by and along the coast. about 4 degrees warmer in oakland. cooler by the delta. we have plenty of high level clouds to keep us insulated. from sutro tower it is hazy. poor air quality north bay, inland east bay and the santa claraville. with temperatures above average, the ridge of high pressure has not gone anywhere. in fact, it's keeping us well into the upper 60s at our coast to the lower 70s. although it looks like it is going to head out of town by the end of the upcoming work week. i'll explain coming up.
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katie. >> lisa, thank you. new this morning, president obama says sexual assault affects not only individual victims, but the entire country. in his weekly address the president said sexual assault is an afront to basic decency in humanity. he's promoting a white house task force to address the problem on college campuses. >> over the past five years we've stepped up our efforts to stop these crimes. and this week we took another important step, to protect young women at college. an estimated one in five women is sexually assaulted at college and that's totally unacceptable. so i've created the white house task force to protect students from sexual assaults. we will help schools doing a better job of preventing and responding to sexual assaults on their campuses. because college should be a place where our young people feel secure and confident, so they can go as far as their talents will take them. >> president obama said the government has a role in ending sexual assault, but he says it's up to everyone to teach young people to help put an end to the crime.
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top caltran officials found themselves on the defensive before lawmakers in sacramento yesterday. they had to answer tough questions about ignoring and even covering up construction problems with the bridge. that's the new eastern span of the bay bridge. laura anthony has details. >> any issue that came up was thoroughly vetted. >> the caltran director denies the damaging findings of the state senate report that looks back at the construction of the new bay bridge, including allegations of a coverup. >> i have no evidence or no reason to believe that there was any coercion or anything like that and bullying to make determinations. >> at a senate committee hearing the bridge manager, tony, was mentioned most often as being the one who regularly told staffers not to document any potential problems with the bridge. at least not in writing. >> was that unusual, in your experience at caltrans? >> not when it's about issues that concern the quality of the project.
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>> i did try to regularly remind staff, please, when you are communicating in whatever fashion you may be communicating, please make sure that you are accurate. that was my message. not don't write things down. >> mike morgan was on the foundation team for the bridge when he tried to call attention to possible defects with the concrete used in the pyles plunged into the bay. >> after the falsifications were discovered, it quickly became apparent to me that the problem was being kept secret and either ignored or covered up. >> a metal expert talked about what went wrong with the giant bolts that broke and had to be replaced >> the choice of materials for these rods was grade bb high strength steel. that is why we are here today. that was completely the wrong choice of steel. >> none of those who testified raised any serious concerns going forward about the safety or long-term integrity of the bridge. in sacramento, laura anthony, abc7 news.
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health officials have confirmed three more flu-related deaths. this brings the total number of deaths in the bay area this season to 32. one of the newly confirmed death was in alameda county and the other two in santa clara county. the h1n1 virus claimed the death of a 53-year-old and 43-year-old the last two weeks. they both had health issues. >> largely affecting younger than 65 that this pre-existing medical conditions and they are considered high risk for this particular type of influenza. >> the state department of public health says they are seeing many more flu cases that -- than expected this year and they expect peak season to continue into february. in berkeley the battle to save a world-class museum you may not know about continues but as wayne friedman reports, you probably are more familiar with the place than you realize.
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>> reporter: chances are you have seen this place countless times and probably heard it too. one with the tower and lightning bolts on the front door and three letters that used to resonate in this parts. >> this was a real radio station. >> it was until it closed and the california historical radio society turned it into a museum. >> everyone in existence today has some connection to radio. >> a connection that steve and the volunteers here are trying to save because this collection and museum are in jeopardy. >> the problem is the california historical radio society does not own this building. a landlord does and that landlord doesn't care about 75 years of history. hence all these boxes. these guys need a new home. >> we don't have any good alternatives right now. we have to find some low-cost, voluminous storage and we don't have an answer. >> they have already begun the moving-out process and have found a new building to buy in almeda. the society has raised $700,000. but needs $400,000 more.
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>> this place is off the beaten path. this place is hard to get to. we are going to be a block and a half from downtown almeda in a beautiful neighborhood. >> they want plenty of space to show everything, including the bay area radio hall of fame and every piece of equipment. it's evocative stuff. radio columnist ben grew up with a radio like this one in his home. >> an old radio conjures up a past time when you were more innocent, when entertainment was simpler, when the world was simpler. you just tuned into the world through that radio. >> not only are these pieces nice to look at, if you want to work here, brush up on tube theory. learn to use a soldering gun. they keep the stuff running. >> as good as new, if not better. >> then what? >> then we listen to them. >> i would like to know who put breadcrumbs in a glass of water where grandpa keeps his false teeth. >> or play with them in on original studio dating back to the 1950s. >> can you duplicate this in the new museum? >> we are going to try,
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absolutely try. >> old radio blends art, technology, culture. this tribute to it just needs a home. from berkeley, wayne friedman, abc7 news. to help the californian radio historical society keep its new home, we have a link to its website at abc7news.com. steve cushman is a video editor here at abc7. today new york yankees pitcher cc sabathia will be here to host a baseball camp for youth in vallejo. he will join the areas top coaches for a free camp. it's part of the pitch in camp hosted by the foundation baseball pro camp. the camp works with north vallejo little league to provide camp scholarships to 244 girls in the city. today's camp runs from nine to noon. also happening today the san francisco's giants pitcher jeremy affeld will package meals in the name of charity. he, along with five hundred teenagers, will make and pack meals for the homeless.
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250,000 meals through his foundation generation alive. he will en making the shelves at the elementary school in east palo alto. sounds like there's a big job ahead of them. still ahead on the saturday morning news, making wishes come true. the surprise give-aways at a san jose high school. and taking a live look outside at 8:38. in this is the view from our sutro tower cam. skies are hazy. you will get to 67 degreed to san francisco, but it is also a spare-the-air day.
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>> now to the story that twitter has been waiting out all morning. a new exhibit opening today at the san francisco zoo kind of stinks, as well. it's called "the scoop on poop" and it was inspired by the popular children's book of the same name. visitors can do, quote, fun things like touched fossilized dinosaur droppings or see dung in action. they can also learn how animals use poop as their own social media device to communicate with each other. >> they actually poop in the same spot and communicate through hormones and pharamones. it's sexual availability, who is in town and all that kind of stuff. if you are squeamish, you don't
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have to worry, no fresh fecal samples on display, but the rhinos next door provide a fitting aroma for the exhibit. why do i know kids are going to love that? of course, i'm not feeling my most mature when i say poop 100 times. >> we definitely have a much more nice forecast for you. it's a spare-the-air day today, the 30th of the season. all around the bay hazy, above average, but we are looking at big changes -- well, kind of big in the extend outlook. you have to wait for this. >> any change sounds good to me. thank you, lisa. also next, the warriors and timberwolves running down at oracle arena and the game comes down to the security, butalk to the leader.
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>> some south bay high school students are learning the importance of giving a small gift can have as much impact as a large one. but even those behind the gift giving yesterday were surprised when they were able to grant one very large wish. we report from san jose's pioneer high school.
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>> reporter: keeping a secret can't be easy among 1700 students, yet no one knew who among them would have wishes granted as they scrambled to have bleacher seats from the gym. students and teachers last fall were invited to make wishes and it was up to the 90 students in three leadership classes to decide which ones to grant. some were easier to grant than others. principal stephanie wished her 92-year-old mother could attend and meet the students. several families received gift cards or restaurant vouchers on behalf of students who wanted to recognize them for sacrifices made and long hours worked. leadership class students had to raise the funds. >> i had two freshmen who were the lead fundraisers and they had to contact business, communicate with them and ask the right questions, give the right information, and they were instrumental in getting us these donations. >> one wish stood out as the toughest to grant. one student asked for a new van for her family. the old one kept breaking down. >> there's been a couple times where the kids are late to
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school because the car won't start, you know. so, yeah, this is unreal. >> capital honda came through with a replacement van delivered an hour later. but the general sales manager has two sons at pioneer high school. alona is still surprised she got her wish. >> maybe because it wasn't a selfish wish, it was towards all my family, i don't know. i'm so shocked by it. >> leadership students can breathe easier about keeping secrets. >> it was kind of awkward kind of in class when students would say, oh, you are in leadership, are you going to grant my wish? and we are like, we'll see, like maybe. >> if it didn't happen this year, maybe next year. abc7 news. >> that's so great to see. a bright spot in the news today. weather, we don't want a bright sun. we want the sun to go bye-bye. >> and it's looking more likely that that may happen. finally a change on the horizon,
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perhaps? we will have to wait and see. right now we are in and around the cloud cover. you can see it's to the south of us and also offshore but it is plenty sunny around the bay. here is san jose right now where temperatures have been milder for most of you with 50 in the city, 45 in los gatos, half moon bay has been very mild. an east wind and temperatures have been fluctuating from the upper 50s to near 60. it is 45 for you in the south bay and from mt. tam has pretty hazy out there. low 40s. santa rosa. dropped into the upper 30s petaluma. it's been in the 40s all morning long in concord. livermore dropped to 40 degrees. here's the view outside our window from abc7. you will notice these high clouds with us throughout the morning hours. they will thin out and we will see more sunshine. it's a spare the air today. the 30th of the season. illegal to burn. we are looking at not only cooler weather, but a little built of rain coming our way by
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about thursday. so it's been you will about low pressure yesterday that allowed for not only the high to mid-level clouds, but also the mild conditions being pulled up from the south with southerly winds. and once again today starting out with that. high temperatures could see more records from sacramento to chico, mid-70s. high surf advisory for southern c.. back home we have the small craft advisory outside the bay. our seas are subsiding. look at the low 50s here and upper 50s yosemite. but we will warm up before the good news comes. that will be the cooler weather and the possibility of rain by late in the week. look what happens. start out mild today. drop a few degrees in oakland. then we climb back up before we see the changes with the cloud cover, the cooler weather and a few raindrops. so here's the look at the forecast animation for wednesday. increasing clouds and then by thursday, 4:00 in the afternoon, we will have some wet roadways
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from the north bay even in san francisco and this continues to sink south by friday. looking at more shower activity right around the bay. and then by the weekend, though, looks like it is out of here. so this has been the first look at rain that has held together and beyond this our two-week outlook shows like another system could visit us by early in february. so anything we get will help and today not helping with the spare the air and low 70s in the inland east bay. 69 in san mateo as well as richmond and san rafael. the accuweather seven-day forecast, spare the air today, a few degrees of cooling before a warmup, increase the clouds and our weak little system will bring autofew showers thursday into friday. >> nice to hear the word rain without the word "no" in front of it. >> it's something.
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>> thank you, lisa. in sports tonight the san jose sharks will try to win their sixth game in a row when they play the minnesota wild. the puck drops at 7:30. last night the warriors look to snap a slump against the minnesota timberwolves. here's sports director larry beil with highlights in this morning areas sports. >> good morning. the warriors in the midst of a five-game homestand. it's not going great. hosting the t-wolves last night and it was kind of defense-optional for a while. looked like the first team to 150 would win. first game for steph curry since being voted as an all-star game starter. came out firing early, shaking ricky rubio and knocks down the three. steph had 15 the first quarter. finished with 33 points. here the bank is open late on a friday night and one four-point play. teams combine for 126 points in the first half. kevin love, the beast. 26 points, 14 boards, one-handed there. tied at 88. late in the third. kevin martin. attention k-mart shoppers! knocked down the triple. martin 26 points. final seconds. clay, half a step late. and minnesota up one. last chance for golden state. steph smothered. harrison barns for the win? no.
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warriors have a look but fall 121-120. grant twiggy baker won the mavericks invitational. not sure how he got that name maybe it's secret. we assume it's because he's a lien, mean 165 pounds. and mistakes at mavericks can be fatal. some incredible rides on 40-foot waves. shane dorian from hawaii, streaking down the face. he would finish second behind the south african baker, who takes home twelve grand and his second mavericks title. the money comes at a good time because billabong dropped baker in a sponsorship deal last year. they may want to rethink that. >> an amazing feeling. and to win two mavericks, i still got a bit in me.
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>> he's a champ. women's hoops. chinay and the stanford women hosting ucla. she chipped in with 15 rebounds. her 72nd career double-double as stanford cruises 72-55. and taking on usc. brittney finds rigby. up 17. cal was up 11 but the trojans would storm back. lit in the game s. c. a 9-0 run. cook with a game-high 34 and cal gets taken down 77-70. that is a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. finalliry beil. >> and coming up next, the day area dog show where you just never know what breed you are going to see. i guess that's a toy breed.
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represented, as well as dozen of vend ors. the events will include a fashion show and a best in show competition. i know some people don't dress up dogs, but i say yes. that's just me. >> stress reducers, too. beautiful day out there for some if you like it sunny. this is a pretty shot. you have to admit, okay? you have to. beachy conditions again with the spare the airdy today. poor air quality north bay, inland east bay and santa clara. you will like the seven-day outlook even if you don't like the sunny, dry weather. because after above-normal readings today, upper 60s and less 70s. we will keep it that way with subtle changes ahead. but friday and saturday looking more and more likely we will see some showers around here and then even beyond that still looking like more showers. that's something. >> end on a high note. thank you, lisa. thanks for joining us on the abc7 saturday morning news. abc7 news continues at
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