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>> signs of el ninno. it's been a rainy day across the san francisco area. >> today's storms made for a messy commute in the north bay. this is highway 101 late this morning in san rapha oh, l. >> check out the heavy rain hitting stevens creek boulevard. take a live look outside at our conditions right now. that looks pretty good. you see some blue skies. >> yeah, just a few minutes ago. all clear for the moment. live look right now at live doppler 7 hd. you can see that the green is the rain on the right of your screen and that swept passed the bay area. but more rain is on the way.
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good afternoon, everybody. >> i'm larry biel. >> we do have team coverage on this series of el nino-enhanced storms. >> okay, alma and larry. stormy weather has passed through the bay area. we have a couple of lines of showers right now. we've got lots of openings and blue skies showing upright now. still wet in many locations. actually into the higher terrain area, some locally heavy downpours. up in pope valley, down through san helena, this is a little in napa county, as well. light to moderate showers. here's the view of the golden gate. these are some 24 hour rainfall totals. very impressive. nearly 4 inches, 3.2 inches at mt.tem.
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nearly an inch and a quarter here in san francisco. our storm impact scale, we've devised a numerical value to give you an indication of the level of intensity. and to help you prepare for the potential impact of each storm, our next storm which will arrive tomorrow morning ranks three on the storm impact scale, which is a strong storm which brings with it the possibility of some flooding. tomorrow afternoon and evening, heavy rains produce the possibility of some mud sliding and flooding. coastal flooding from tomorrow morning at 4:00 to tomorrow morning at 10:00. still rough surf, high surf advisory. i'll give you a detailed look in just a moment. >> and the rain came down very hard this morning in the south bay. this storm created problems all over the bay area. abc 7 news reporter matt keller with the story.
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>> you think you had a rough morning? look at this guy stuck in the pouring rain. his car stalled in the flood waters in san jose. firefighters helped him out. san jose police patrol car gave this vehicle a little push to a nearby parking lot. just down the road, more flooded roadways during the heart of the storm right around 6:00 a.m. the roadway here on south clover is flooded. this is stephens creek boulevard. across the street is valley fair and the entrance to 17 is right here. so a lot of cars in the area making it very dangerous for drivers. >> the weather is pretty bad out there. i mean, i want everyone to be careful today. >> emergency crews were busy all morning long in the south bay, responding to traffic accidents and other ings dents. pg&e workers say the wet weather may have been a factor
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public works department was also busy. >> really busy out there? >> yeah. >> trying to clear a lot of drains? is that's what's the big issue right now? >> yeah. >> if you come across a flooded roadway, don't drive through it. it can take as little as six inches of water for your car to stall. >> as usual, the heavy rain and high tide led to a flooded parking lot. one person we talked to earlier said the roads weren't too bad, but they had some advice for drivers. >> not too crazy. i wish everybody could put their headlights on. >> taking a live look at our commute now through san raphael on 101. that is your southbound traffic on the right. but it actually looks not too bad right now. you can tell the roads were wet from earlier. >> a little bit of a lull.
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we've got more rain coming. but, for the moments, we're doing okay. a car got stuck on the flooded bay bridge this morning. when the rain came down and the tide came up and the car got stuck. the people inside, they stayed in there. they just had to wait it out. once the tide receded, they were able to drive off slowly. >> a remiender to be careful on those wet roads. the driver of this car was speeding northbound near lemon street when he lost control. police believe it was because the road was slippery. the man severely cut his leg. >> several northern county men were damaged by wild fires this summer. a flash flood advisory is in effect. all with major burn scars from the fires. >> well, this is just the beginning. all of these storms will likely mean big business for hardware
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stores, roofers and tree trimmers. >> cornell bernard live in san francisco with that part of the story. >> hard to believe right now, we're actually seeing the sun, a little bit of blue sky and, yeah, we even saw a rainbow a couple of minutes ago. the reality is we are in between storms and it's a race against team to keep el nino from ruining your winter season. >> a steady rain was not good news for sunset district homeowner. mark and his family on bucket and towel brigade inside the house. >> it was dove stating. but we knew we could take care of it. >> water dripping here. water dripping here. >> mark powers is checking out the roof leak which is damaging the wall big time. >> as you can see, the sheet rock is just turning into mush. >> mark can fix the leak, but that will have to wait until this week's storms pass through.
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these days, there's a customer waiting list. >> we're making appointments every single day. so it's very difficult for us sometimes to keep up with the demand. all of your rain gear and everything? >> julius is getting her customers ready for whatever el nino will bring. it's stock full of tarps, buckets and rain upponchos and some new items like this quick dam. >> it's filled with a jell that dries. but when it interacts with water, it expands and act as a sandbag. >> this sealant, a temporary fix for a roof leak. but the number one thing, a flashlight. >> you should have them in more than one room. one in the bedroom, one in the kitchen, anywhere accessible. one in your children's rooms. >> during storms of december, 2014, this store sold thousands of flashlights in 24 hours. in san francisco, abc 7 news.
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>> well, for up-to-the-minute coverage, watch as the storm moves in starting tomorrow at 430 a.m. meteorologists will have the latest. >> despite all of this recent rain, california is still very much in a drought. and now we're not saving enough water, not as much as we did during the summertime. today, state water officials release water use numbers showing california, once again, missed the 25% conservation mandate. however, the state is still on course to meet its long term goal by february. >> today, president obama announced a controversial plan to expand background checks for those buys guns. >> they're calling the president's actions unconstitutional. abc 7 news reporter with the details. >> in a defining moment, president obama shed tears as he made good on his promise to act only gun control.
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>> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. the 20 first graders of the sandyhook massacre. >> he made another emotional plea. his executive actions requiring all gun dealers to be licensed. the president also planned to overhaul the f.b.i.'s background check system and calls for increasing the use of mental health informational checks. >> this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. >> gop reaction was swift, calling it an attack on the second amendment. house speaker paul ryan said "rather than focus on criminals and terrorists, the president goes after the most law-abiding citizens." the nra tweets nothing in the president's plan will do to
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increase safety. >> every gun-related death is preventable. and we need your help. >> the white house believes the president's plan will survive any court challenge. thursday, president obama will hit the road to virginia. >> just hours after president obama's announcement, investors are expecting a surge in firearm sales before new restrictions kick in. the sheriff says smith and wesson are up 7%. >> the f.b.i. is looking for help filling in a gap in their investigation of last month easter ror attack that killed 14 people in san bernardino. they're trying to account for the whereabouts during a specific 18 minute window. >> it's critical because it's possible, again, possible, that
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they stopped at -- whether it be a storage area, a residence, a business. it's possible there was a contact made. woe jurs don't know. there very well may not be an important fact. but until we close that gap, we just don't know for sure. >> authorities are looking for information or maybe surveillance video that will help them close the gap between 12:59 p.m. and 1:17 the afternoon of december 2nd. they say the couple's exact whereabouts have been accounted for except for that 18 minute window. >> now in the hands of a jury, closing arguments of a former gang member's murder and racketeering trial wrapped up this morning. accused of ordering the killing of a prominent china town leader. >> still ahead, a woman pushing a baby stroller gets shot in the east bay. how it happened. >> plus, men it will illness and crime. san francisco launches a new effort. >> and new at 4:30, the fight
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in oakland, police are looking for the person who shot an innocent bystander on a busy street and then ran away. this happened on broadway right across from city hall. laura anthony on broadway this afternoon. >> right here on this busy street on broadway. it happened southbound just across from city hall where tonight, the city council will
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enter new laws to strengthen gun safety. >> heard the shot. a young lady was standing right there with the baby in the store. >> reporter: she had just gotten off the bus when a woman was shot right on the side waurk in front of her. she helped that woman inside the fast food restaurant. >> they gave me a bunch of cold compress, applied pressure. i guess it hit an artery because it was bleeding too bad just to be grazed. so i applied something around her arm, like, really, really tight to stop it and held it. i felt the bullet myself in there. so i held it down until the fire department and ambulance got here. >> oakland police try today track down the suspect who fired several shots after he got into an argument with another man down the street. >> unfortunately, an innocent bystander was struck by one of the rounds. she was immediately rushed to
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the local hospital where she's listed in stable condition. >> tonight, a proposal to require locks or boxes for guns in cars and homes. >> it is just another in a long string of tragic reminders that we have to do better on gun violence. >> now, the suspect in this case is still at large. as for the victim, we're told she's in stable condition at a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury. now, besides playing out here on the streets, this event was captured on very vail ens video tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00. we'll show you that video. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> san francisco's district attorney and several supervisors want the city to completely rethink the best way to deal with homelessness and crimes. >> here with a new proposal that was released only a few hours ago. >> laura, a lot of people think
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the answer is punishment, as in jails. today, joining together to say it's actually a new mental health center. late this morning with supervisors jane kim along with professors from stan fwoford an santa cruz. this, after supervisors voted down a proposal to build a new jail next to the hall of justice to replace part of the current jail, even though the state granted the city $80 million to build it. now, the proposed health center would screen the accused for mental health issues, provide housing for inmates and patient who is need more care, perform meaningful follow ups and ultimately, keep people from going back into the criminal justice system. >> our hope is that we're creating a system that will provide comprehensive services for this population and will do so in a way that's both socially and economically responsible.
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>> they say the need is demonstrated by this findings from the bureau of justice statistics. two out of every three suffer from mental health problems. an important aspect is that it would be run by the public health department, not the sheriff. the next step is to find money, location and community support. >> the aclu plans to appeal a decision today that backs a decision to deny a woman's request to get her tubes tied. abc 7 news was at san francisco superior court this morning for the lawsuit. the company's mercy medical center denied a woman's request for a tubal ligation because the hospital operates under catholic religious doctrine which doesn allow for female contraception. >> it's really about are doctors allowed to do his job or whether there's going to be this obstacle put in his way based on dignity health religious direction.
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>> a spokeswoman for dignity health released this statement. we are pleased by the court's decision to deny the aclu's request, which will allow dignity health to continue to operate consistent with the ethical and religious directives for catholic health care services. new legislation aimed today to make feminine hygiene products exempt from sales tax. women shouldn't have to pay tax on a basic necessity. currently $20 million annually in taxes on feminine hygiene products. >> the estimated jackpot now stands at $450 million. officials with the multistate lottery association increase the expected prize because of brisk sales. i think a lot of that is coming from our news room. nobody's won the prize since november 4. the jack pot is the sixth largest ever in north america.
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the biggest was a $650 million megamillion's prize won back in 2012. dream on. >> yeah, well, we are dreaming of the rain which is more coming our way. >> yeah, right now, it looks nice. spencer does not have his um brael la out this afternoon. it's hard to believe this is part of the same day that we experienced this morning, right? lots of blue skies showing upright now. we still have a few pockets of showers around the bay area during this break, shall we call it. you can see down to the santa cruz mountains. some showers moving through the north bay right now. that's been the power the last hour or so. but look at this. bright sunshine as we see from our emoryville camera. another strong storm is on its way in the morning hours. maybe rainy and windy for tomorrow's morning commute. areas of possible flooding. this next storm ranks three on our storm impact scale. this is a strong storm, heaviest
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rain is likely during the morning hours tomorrow. along with mud slides and debris flows. we'll see a few spotty showers, but not long after mid night. by 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. or so, moderate to heavy rain arriving. by 4:00 a.m., it will be covering most of the bay area, certainly the coast, and the second part of our viewing area. by 5:00 in the morning, our tend to redesignate with just one wet mess facing commuters. and that will continue until about 7:00 or so when the next waive of rain sweeps through. it's just going to be a mess tomorrow morning until the rain starts to ease up a bit around 9:00 or 10:00 or so. totals reproject by tomorrow at 10:00. we'll reach 1.25, an inch and a quarter, in santa rosa.
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napa 7700 to san francisco: it's just going to be wet and saggy all over the bay area. and, yet, another storm will be coming in on thursday. it will be a weaker storm, a brighter one. still, adding to the possibility of flooding. low temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 40s under stormy conditions. and then, tomorrow afternoon, as the rain eases up a bit and wraeks up into po pockets of rain and showers, we'll see high temperatures reaching into the low to mid 50s. here's the seven day forecast tomorrow, which will be strong. and our number one storm, which will be a weaker one, a little bit of a break. some sunshine on friday. a chance of rain on saturday. doesn't look like much of a storm yet. a break on sunday and another chance of rain on monday with possibly some lingering showers next tuesday.
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up next, the line-up is out. >> a look at this weekend's bottle rock concert. >> a live look at our traffic. that is 101 southbound. it's all backed up on the right-hand side. northbound looking good as
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federal regulators are coming down. the federal trade commission is ordering lumus labs to pay 2 million tlars to settle allegations that it misled kus mothers about the benefits of its online program. the company's ad deceptively suggested that playing the game a few times a week could delay dementia and alzheimer's.
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>> three-day passes selling for $289. stevie wonder, big time. >> well, still to come, abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. breaking for el nino. but not everyone is ready. the south bay community that a major goal was met. >> plus, a different kind of goal. the nfl under fire and now back in court. it's all over this soccer field. >> and taking a stand in oregon.
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there's a place online where you always get more than you pay for. brands you love, at prices that work for you... anytime. maxx life! shop . here are your headlines at 4:30. an el nino-driven storm dumped water across the bay area today. the street was flooded. fire fighters had to help them out. it was a similar scene near the bay bridge toll plaza. heavy rain combines the flood. this driver patiently waited for the water to recede before then driving off.
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he said 200 residents haven't had power since 5:45 a.m. outside with a look at how the saturated ground is causing concern about flooding and mud slides. in san jose, the neighborhood has a history of flooding, especially during el nino years. the rain is here and there's still a lot of work to do. abc 7 news reporter chris wynn has the latest live from san jose. chris? >> alma, good afternoon. extremely vulnerable because it sits below the san francisco bay. we spoke to the mayor today about some of the steps being taken to kind of ease some of the concerns brought on by residents. >> some parts sit 13 feet below sea level. residents worry about whether san jose city o if i believes are doing enough to keep neighbors safe.
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>> the word has never been good in all the years since they've taken this over. >> back in 1983, it took weeks for many residents to return home following a devastating el nino storm that left houses and businesses under eight feet of water. >> cars floating down the street. it's like something you see on the news, but you never think it would hit home, and it did. it hit home. >> reporter: in recent months, the city has installed three portable water pumps. in fact, four additional temporary pumps have been brought in as a back-up ahead of the storms this week. crews have been told to check the storm drains multiple times. >> i'm committed to do everything we can to put people in place, put resources in place to try to protect those residents. and we're preparabed for the worst. >> the city is working the fast track at $9.4 million pump stations to replace the existing
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station built in the 1970s. funding is available, but funds still o e need to be approved at the state level. >> we're at the bottom of the if you believe. we're the ones that always catch the brunt of the misery. >> from flood roads to plenty of rain, maybe a rainbow or two. members of our abc 7 news community are helping show us where they live. now, we could use them on the air or online at abc 7 and to track weather, all you have to do is down load our abc news app and be able to push alerts. >> the standoff involving a group is now in its fourth day.
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abc 7 news reporter elizabeth hurr has the late oes. >> reporter: for the first time, authorities issuing a direct message. >> it's time for you to leave our community. go home to your families. and end this peacefully. >> the group now calls itself citizens for constitutional freedom. standing firm inside this federal wildlife sank chew ware, they seized over the weekend while no one was there. the group claims they are fighting for nothing short of a liberation of thousands of miles of federal land which they believe should be returned to america's ranchers >> my daughters, lily, i love you so much. your daddy swore an oath, he swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution. >> the same men telling abc news he came prepared to defend
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himself and his life. >> there's always that chance. i'll tell you right now. nobody here will fire that first shot. we will protect ourselves, but that's not what we want. >> this all started on saturday with a group initially protesting prison time against two fellow ranchers convicted for setting fires on public land. >> those two ranchers surrendered at a california prison yesterday saying they don't condone this standoff. authorities say because the area is so remote, for now they're just watching and waiting, hoping for a peaceful resolution. >> an american has been killed, two others wounded in fighting in southern afghanistan. those troops are all special operations forces. multiple reports say a british indian is likely the mask man who appeared to kill five syrian hostages. >> we will continue to bring
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forces. on one day invade. >> the man bhiebd that mask is believed to be 32-year-old, well-known british rival who flooded to syria and isis a year and a half ago. the ten-minute detail since its release. his sister told abc that she fears the masked murder would be her brother, but she's not entirely convinced it's him. >> the mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an affluent defense will face charges in texas. tanya couch appeared in an extradition hearing. she's charged with interfering with the apprehension of a felon. >> still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00, have you made your new year's resolution yet? a big one involves getting unplugged. how you can do that, coming up.
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>> what is this we see? sunny skies? not for long. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. >> at 4:36, a live look at the afternoon view. you can see the wet spots there, but it's not raining at the moment. the traffic on the eastbound side is traffic coming toward us. it's moving pretty well at this hour. stay wit
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addiction to the digital lifestyle has spurred a new type of business. digital detox. one company offered phone-free retreats to help you disconnect. it's for the most compulsive digital addicts spending up to five hours a day on facebook, twitter and snapchat. >> it's to help people reclaim their lives and gain mindfulness of how much they're using their devices. >> the retreat is for activities like yoga, art and meditation. helps people disconnect from a constantly connected world. >> can i send some people to them? some family members, perhaps? >> would you like to look like superbowl champion tom brady and his supermodel wife? you can start by throwing out your candy bars and probably everything else in your refrigerator. tom brady's personal chef
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revealed the mvp's healthy eating habits. 80% is made up of vegetables. no sugar, no soda, no light flour. the chef does exclude certain types of vegetables. tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and eggplant all can cause inflammation. the other 20% is lean meats, all grass-fed. the 38-year-old native is hoping to play football into his 40s. maniacal. if you just add some wine, it's spencer christian's diet. >> pretty close. he skipped over the red wine, but i'm not throwing touchdown passes anymore. not touchdowns. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. a bunch of clearing right now, but it won't last long. the storm of tomorrow is on its way. let's take a look at the rainfall totals the last 24 hours.
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mainly four inches in mountain. and there's more rain coming tomorrow. in fact, a rainy day for much of the state tomorrow and a lot here in the bay area. snow in the sierra tomorrow. here, in the bay area, after early morning heavy rape and strong, gusty winds in the afternoon. highs will reach to the low to mid 50s. rainfall intensity will reach its peak. and then we see another waive of moderate rain movement about 7:00 a.m. and then a waich of weaker rainfall. it's going to be a very wet day tomorrow. larry and alma? >> thank you, spencer. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, taking it to the streets. >> one woman's unusual effort to find a kidney donor. >> 7 on your side's michael finney.
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star wars soars toward destroying another record. just a few million dollars short to win the box office record. it's helping break another record in iceland. some of the scenes in the movie were shot there. when hollywood wants to traps port you, iceland's spectacular icecapes special effects. one of the hottest things to hit this frozen wonder land? star wars. the megablock buster shot some of its inner planetary landscapes here. one of the world's most sophisticated ice climbers worked as a crew member telling us. >> last year, we had 4.3 million initiatives.
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this year, we're expecting it to grow to 1.6 million. >> this isn't the first time an other worldly screen on scene. remember this from game of thrones? well, it took place here. and who could forget the master of spies die another day shot at this in the north, one of iceland's biggest tourist attractions. >> owned by disney's parent company of abc 7. >> nasa is showing off another amazing site by the hub space telescope. releasing this photo of two galaxies emerging into one. they another ridoriginally thou that the picture was one of abnormal galaxy. it's actually two gal anxious sills that collided and they're now becoming one single structure. this is 230 million light years from earth. it's in the hercules constellation. >> a respected children's organization.
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7 on your side's michael finney has a warning. >> this is so low. >> you don't get any lower than this. the boys and girls club of san fran sigs francisco says people are asking for money as members of the group. the boys and girls club says the crooks are out on the street and they use real ones to make it seem real. the nonprofit says on the public out in public. if you see anyone out in public asking for money, please, contact police. recalling 90,000 pounds of hamburger patty sold at walmart that may contain woodchips. the recall affects sam's choice black angus pattys with vidalia onions with use by dates
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of may 17th, june 29th and may 6th. there are no reports of injuries. you can return the product to the store for a full refund. . federal rules require airlines to limit the time you're stranded on a runway. a new study says that rule has increased travel delays. airlines pay stiff fines if they keep you on the tarmac for more than three hours. rather than risk violating the rule, airlines are just delaying or kansling flights passengers have to rebook. i've got to tell you, that's better than sitting out there without bathrooms, water or food. i would rather have the rule and rebook. >> in health news, new concerns about sugar and the risk of breast and lung cancer. >> here's jane king with today's wellness report. >> next surgical implants with a prolapse in women.
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this follows thousands of injuries. and, from now on, the makers of those devices will have to go to applications to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of their products. the first of its kind drug approval and are expected to continue this year. the approvals now at the highest in 19 years. the f.d.a. says the right things are to focus on drugs for rare and hard-to-treat diseases which often come with streamline reviews and higher price tags. ibf does not contribute to congresswom developmental delays. any developmental delays children can see through ibf. the researchers looked specifically at learning disorders and autism. table sugar can increase the
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risk of cancer. the study found that in mice, the ones that ate more shu cigar were more likely to develop tumors. i'm jane king, here's to your health. >> a woman in new york is taking drastic action to find a kidney donor. robin has been on a donor waiting list since she found out two years ago that her one functioning kidney has stopped working. she's tired of waiting and took matters into her own hands by placing an ad on her car. she says she's desperate. >> this man in buffalo, he had put a sign on his car, too. and a mail carrier in buffalo noticed it. and she ended up donating a kidney to him. >> robin hopes someone else is out there and will offer to help her. >> that's got to be so tough. i hope it works. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 continues.
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we'll have the details coming up. right now, christian is here with a look at what's ahead on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> and the school could close in june. >> a 100 year tradition could come to an end. why a one-room schoolhouse may close ilgts doors. >> plus, a share price into a tail spin. and 7 on your side's michael finney on saving money when hitting the gym. those stories and more when dan and i join you for abc 7 news at 5:00.
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tonight on abc 7 at 8:00, fresh off the boat followed by the muppets. at 9:00, shark tank and then abc 7 news at 11:00! the nfl was caught up in a dispute over its use of a youth soccer league field. >> the youth had a temporary restraining order to stop work that involved digging holes. abc 7 news reporter live in santa clara with the very latest. the youth soccer league that plays here did go to court to stop these workers. but the judge has just denied their request for a temporary restraining order. that is just the start of what promises to be a david versus goliath battle against those of the nfl. in the span of 24 hours, crews have made visible progress to transform the field closest to levi's stadium for use of
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superbowl 50. >> that field is unplayable now. who knows if it can be fixed. they also took the sprinklers out of the irrigation system because they said when they drive the trucks on to the field, they don't want to damage and break the irrigation system. >> covers are being placed atop the kentucky bluegrass field which will become a plead ya village. but is it too late? in superior court this morning, judge joseph huber set a hering for next monday to hear arguments. whether a preliminary injux should be granted. >> the nfl will be filing papers on its own on thursday and we'll probably be responding on friday. >> an attorney left the courthouse without speaking to reporters. the santa clara city attorney home hopes it can work out places for soccer to be played.
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>> we have discussions that are on going about additional fields. but efforts are being made by the city league and the host committee to locate additional fields. >> they are big fans of the nfl and of the superbowl. they want suitable replacement fields and disclosure about what will happen to its other two fields not yet touched by crews. >> today, oakland mayor lib by shaft says she's not surprised the raiders filed for relocation last night, noting the team has consistently said it would. yesterday, the raiders, san diego chargers and st. louis rams all submitted formal applications to relocate. we remain confident that the raiders can remain in oakland without a direct public subsidy and word is that the relocation fee has been set at $550 million to move. >> okay.
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well, thank you so much for joining us. i'm alma dates. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now with dan and christin. >> the sheet rock is just turning into mush. >> drip by drip, for some, the storms are only the verge of becoming too much of a good thing. >> for others, that's already happened. mud slides are about to stop this house from being a home. >> stronger storms on the way, could bring some potentially big problems. i'll have the details coming up. >> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. >> mad and sad. wiping tears, the president makes a new push for gun control. it may have a tough time in the bay area. >> that could be a massive thing. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center. this is abc 7 news. >> crews had to work very fast between the rain to clear the mess caused by today's storm.
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in belvedere, several thousand pounds of tree branchs snapped smashing two cars below. trees affected by drought have poured water in their branchs causing them to get heavy and snap. >> the pre-dawn rain kept emergency crews busy around san jose. the big culprit was flooding both ways. stranding one driver, a police car eventually helped push the car out. >> and the storm is also causing problems in yosemite. snow and ice there caused this tour bus to slide right off of a slippery highway 41 today. all 51 people on board did get out okay. >> and at e as the sun sets, you can see this live pick schur from our exploratorium camera looking at the transamerica building. just a gorgeous site. but another el nino-driven storm is pushing in. >> we want to get right to abc 7 meteorologist. >> who you're tracking, of course, live doppler e7 hd.
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>> that's right. right now, i to tell you out here there's definitely a lull, as well. we'll talk about what's happening now. leftovers of our current system still producing a few showers, as you'll notice here on live doppler 7 hd. and e and they're primarily down towards the monteray bay heading towards the buckhold area. how much rain did you get? a good soaking. almost 2.5 in san raphael. san jose, almost an inch. .65 in livermore. our next storm on our storm impact scale from one to five, one being light, five being severe, next one is a three. heaviest rain expected tomorrow morning. it's flooding in low lying a


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