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live, from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." good afternoon. thank you for joining us today. >> we begin this afternoon as you can see behind us, with our weather, and we have plenty of it. and it is all wet. a live look outside, you can see drops on the lens right there now. >> looks a little ominous there. not everyone was ready for the rain in san francisco. plenty of people were getting soaked in knob hill. the rain made a mess for drivers near san rafael. >> "abc7 news" in walnut creek, where a tree came down around 1:00 this morning. spencer? >> here's the live look.
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we have little pockets of light rain and showers moving through the central part of the bay area down across the golden gate through san francisco and across over to the east bay, walnut creek and san ramone, hayward. it's wet, but the rain has not been very heavy. you can see as we take you down to the street level, all the bridges are wet right now, the light rain continues to push through the bay area from west to east generally. rainfall totals have not been impressive except in the north bay where we've seen 0.7 of an inch. just 0.4 at napa. in the south bay, just a trace in san jose. only 0.01 of an inch in hayward. oakland, 0.03 of an inch. more is likely to fall during the evening. here's the forecast starting at 7:00 this evening. pockets of light showers and rainfall, mainly in the south and east bays. but later tonight, a little break as the rain tapers off.
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however, showers and pockets of light rain will return by early morning. >> thank you, spencer. engineers surveyed a sinkhole in santa cruz. they blame heavy surf with speeding up erosion. waves as high as 20 feet have been pounding the cliffs. repair crews will fill the hole with bolders. if you're in that area, you will face detours. check out this sinkhole in oregon. it's on highway 101 in the town of harbor. it started in mid december and is still growing. it began moving again yesterday. >> that is enormous. the residents of an oakland art community say they're been unnecessarily forced out of their homes by the city. >> the building has just been red tagged and tenants only have a few days to get out. laura?
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>> reporter: the city told us today they could no longer ignore the many code violations in this building that behind me they say the conditions here are dangerous. so everyone has to leave while repairs are done. the management company told me this afternoon they will be able to allow the tenants to move back in at the same rent, but that's little consolation to those who will spend this weekend packing up and moving out. it's an old warehouse converted to live/work spaces about 15 years ago. a building that houses about 100 people, mostly artists, who now must pack up and leave by midnight sunday. >> we're going to have to leave oakland. >> reporter: caroline valentine and sam coach share their loft with two other people. their loft does have issues. but what they say could or
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should have been fixed long before it got to this. >> it favors living in a tent underneath the bridge. >> reporter: but the city of oakland has red tagged each unit, saying the violations are too numerous to correct, at least with anyone living here. >> we saw a list of two pages long of code violations. in my units, the repairs would take less than half a day for a handyman. >> to this place, over 100 artist, to put us into a situation with no housing. >> reporter: in a city where the average one bedroom rents for $2500 per month. laura anthony, "abc7 news." a family watched today as crews finished demolishing their dream home in san francisco. it was ordered to be torn down because the hillside is sliding down the west slope of mt.
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davidson. they bought it for more than d 2 million last fall. they currently live in a rented home nearby. >> we'll stay where we are and work with the teams here to try to make certain, to see if we can rebuild. >> the hill seems to be creeping here, for whatever reason. >> one neighbor believes a water department sistern might be to blame. san francisco's district attorney called out the mayor and police chief saying they refused to cooperate with his investigation into police misconduct. he sent this scathing letter yesterday. he said he's being stone walled trying to find support for his task force to investigate. today, the mayor said he's all
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for improving police policies. >> every city across the bay area is concerned with, can we build that trust, especially the communities with young people. >> the mayor and police chief have called for separate justice department investigations. there's another delay in the peer shooting case. the defense was expected to ask the judge to drop second degree murder and related counts against suspect juan lopez. he's accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old kate steinle in july. a 64-year-old man is under evaluation after police surrounded his home this morning with guns drawn. sky 7 hd flew over that house. police converged after a report of a mentally unstable man with a gun. police ordered neighbors to
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shelter in place and evacuated others. the man surrendered and nobody was hurt. it looks like students from more san francisco private schools are being implicated in a racist party. yesterday, 14 students from st. ingacius were suspended school for going to the party. the sonoma county sheriff hasn't released the names of two people killed in an airplane crash. it crashed in santa rosa. both the ntsb and faa are trying to find out what went wrong with the single engine piper. no sign of him on the ground so far, but mark davis is reportedly in las vegas right now meeting with casino mogul sheldon aidleson. it's leaved they were discussing
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a dome stadium that would be located on 42 acres near the strip. davis made no secret that he's weighing all options to get a new stadium for the raiders. team officials also met with coliseum leaders on a new lease. and big developments this afternoon involving the san diego chargers. but they're extremely confusing, team owner dean stanos announced he's reached an agreement to share a new stadium in englewood. at the same time, he says the chargers will play in san diego and will try to work ut a new deal on a stadium there. dean stanos quoted as saying, my focus is on san diego. so they're staying and leaving simultaneously, which really gums up the works. basically this is limbo for another year. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, google could be the
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biggest company in the world soon. plus, b.a.r.t. wants yo you to pay even if you don't ride. why they're asking voters for big bucks. san francisco's super bowl city is inconveniencing more than just commuters. why some parents are crying foul. >> >> and spencer christian will have the full forecast coming up in a few minutes. and looking at our traffic. 101 south bound is your backup there. north bound looking good.
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with the bay area economy booming, b.a.r.t. ridership has been growing by leaps and bounds. that has b.a.r.t. officials going to the voters to ask for more money to improve the system. >> kristen is here with the details. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. has been growing at a staggering rate, 6% increases in each of the last three years. so today, the transit system has 440,000 passengers daily. b.a.r.t. says with that kind of use it needs more money to keep things going. that's why it's considering a new bond measure to ask anywhere from $2.5 to $4.5 billion. that would be used to replace rails, fix tunnels, reinforcing platforms and could be spent on parking garages or station bathrooms. but bond money could not be spent on train cars.
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too bad, as b.a.r.t. is hoping to line up funds for an additional 300 new train cars on top of the nearly 800 it's already ordered. b.a.r.t. conducted a poll to see if voters would support such a bond. interesting what they found. support goes up as the amount goes down. 71% would vote for $4.5 billion. and 76% would say yes to a $2.5 billion. they have to decide by august to get it on the november ballot. >> thank you, kristen. speaking of b.a.r.t., parking fees are going up at three stations starting on monday. the daily rate at hayward will be $2. best oakland's daily parking rate will be $8. parking lots are evaluated every six months. donald trump says he has no
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regrets about skipping last night's gop debate. he campaigned today in new hampshire while most of the others are in iowa. brandi hitt has the latest. [ applause ] >> reporter: it's all hands on deck in iowa. >> i will stand up and fight for you. >> reporter: the democratic and republican presidential candidates are crisscrossing the state with three days before the iowa caucuses. the only one not in iowa -- donald trump. the gop front-runner left straight for new hampshire after boycotting last night's fox news debate. >> i did something that was very risky, and i think it turned out great because i'm on the front page of every paper. >> reporter: this is the front page of "the des moines register," rough night for cruz. >> i don't think ted can have it both ways. >> reporter: cruz becoming the prime target. >> i think you've got a better picture of ted cruz and i don't think that did well for him. marco rubio in the first hour
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had a very good night. >> i had a little more time than usual. i think there was somebody missing. >> reporter: on the democratic side, it's close between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. polls shows clinton just three points ahead in iowa. >> another national poll, she beat trump by seven points. that's good. we beat him by 13 points. that's better. >> reporter: she's now bringing in the big guns. bill clinton campaigning alongside her and daughter chelsea joining this weekend. there are an estimated 30,000 voters here in iowa still undecided. the candidates don't just need their support, they need to convince them to show up monday evening to caucus. brandy hit, "abc7 news," des moines, iowa. a coffee with an edgy name has won the super bowl, kind of. >> the day of reckoning is upon us! my brothers, about to die a glorious death. >> this ad for "death wish coffee" won a 30-second spot that will run in the super bowl.
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it was part of a competition by software maker into it, the company beat more than 15,000 other companies. this spot will run on february 7. aretha franklin is launching her own foodline, including desserts and her own brand of chili and baked chicken. it comes months after patti labelle made headlines after walmart couldn't keep her pie on the shelf. now from our friends at "good morning america." >> here's your 60 second hot list from "gma." >> donald trump refused to take center stage. >> before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. >> it looks like trump's bet paid off.
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>> trump's presence or nonpresence was felt even after the debate. take a look at this photo shot today, where's donald? >> you took that picture, john? >> my home girl from mississippi. we are celebrating one of the most delicious recipes online. >> anybody can make it. >> it's so good. [ laughter ] ♪ >> your new album is number one in over 50 countries. >> oh, my god. >> that's today's "gma hot list." >> catch "good morning america" right here on abc 7 every
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morning at 7:00 a.m. >> you know why she does that? so you can't see it. >> how's the weather? >> let's go see. here's live doppler 7 hd. light rain falling across most of the bay area. roadways are wet, although the rain has not been heavy. that doesn't mean driving conditions are great. it's a little hazardous out there as we go into the evening commute. most of the rain is in the east bay and peninsula. the north bay has received the highest rainfall total and still concerns about high turf and rough seas. there are still concerns about large breakers with beach erosion. looking on the embarcadero, these are forecast features, light rain easing a bit, a few showers in the early morning hours and then we'll have a wet event in the south bay sunday. it will be confined mainly to the south bay.
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7:00 tomorrow morning, it will be mostly cloudy and dry. you might see a couple of scattered springled tomorrow, but mainly dry and cloudy. with that in mind, embarcader embarcadero, mostly cloudy day, sunshine from time to time. midday temperatures in the mid 50s. so decent day, dry and cool. our storm impact scale is what we use to alert you to the impact and expected intensity of each storm. we rank them from one through five. our next storm, which arrives on sunday, ranks one on the storm impact scale. it will be, again, mainly a south bay event. at 10:00 tomorrow night, notice the rain comes up from the
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south-southwest, up into the peninsula a bit. not expected to move north of the golden gate. then it tapers off sunday, followed by windy conditions and colder air will arrive and we'll have cooler temperature trend from sunday into the middle of next week. overnight, lows in the low 50s. we'll see a chance of scattered light rain or showers tomorrow. mostly cloudy, highs in the mid to upper 50s. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. after a cold rain in the south bay on sunday, we get a partly cloudy to mainly sunny day on monday. ground hog day, mainly dry on tuesday. looks like a good chance of the ground hog will see his shadow. >> perfect.
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let's do the traffic. golden gate bridge shrouded in fog. north bound is heavier than south bound. but so far, roadways look a little slick but not too bad right now.
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the governor of michigan signed a bill approving $28 million to help the city of flint recover from its toxic water crisis. today's action comes after a new report claiming the state put fresh bottled water into flint's state building in january of last year. this is months before officials acknowledged they had a lead problem. officials say the coolers were offered because of a different contamination issue. the battle against the zika virus is intensifying. there are major concerns the
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mosquito born disease will impact pregnant women and their unborn babies. >> reporter: preventing the mosquito zika virus and fighting the spread. these images of newborns with birth defects are difficult to see. but health officials are sounding the alarm for families across the americas. >> the level of alarm is extremely high. >> reporter: more than 30 cases of zika in the u.s., all brought back from travel abroad. at least three of the people are pregnant women in illinois and new york, now under close watch. it's believed the virus causes brain development problems in fet fetuses. more than a million cases in brazil. 4,000 babies affected. >> the climate has high levels of mosquitos. all these factors together helped to spread the disease faster. >> reporter: brazil is aggressively combatting the type of mosquitos that carry the zika
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virus, but the disease has hit central america, the caribbean, and now the u.s. >> we prepare for the possibility of a major outbreak. but in reality, you have to stay, we believe -- we don't know -- we believe it is unlikely that it would happen. >> reporter: health officials say 20 people contracted zika in the u.s. territories of puerto rico and the virgin islands. him who are pregnant or thinking about having a baby are being a advise to postpone travel in the affected regions. the fda is reviewing the policy on blood donations as zika continues to spread. a new push today by president obama to advance equal pay for women. mr. obama unveiled new rules that would require companies with more than 100 employees to report pay data by gender, race,
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and ethnicity. this would cover more than 63 million employees, potentially providing data to understand the pay gap. >> this won't solve every problem. we've still got to get more women and girls into high paying fields like science and technology, engineering and math. we've still got to make sure women are not held back in the workplace, simply for starting a family. >> today's event comes on the seventh anniversary of the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. not everyone is thrilled about having super bowl 50 in their backyard. what neighbors are facing and why they say their kid also suffer the most. vandals destroy an art display at a bay area bar.
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live from the kgo broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." checking your headlines, the rain is back in the bay area. and it's not over yet. this is what it looked like in san francisco. wet weather didn't stop visitors to alamo square, though. we're track bring the showers are right now. you see it in green. spencer christian will join us with what your evening commute looks like.
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demolition continued today on a multimillion dollar san francisco home in danger of sliding off a hillside. melissa harrington tweeted this photo of the work being done. turning now to the super bowl. most of the partying for the game will take place in san francisco, but the host city of the game wants a piece of the action. we'll let you in on some secrets about santa clara coming up at 5:00. and super bowl city is taking shape now. construction is moving briskly, but some parents and children are having a tough time accessing a play ground. >> reporter: it's quiet neighborhood, but not for long. super bowl city, a place where starting next week, the gravity of events will either pull a person in or set them on the run. >> we have to stay in our house.
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>> reporter: he worries about noise, crowds, parking, getting his family in and out every day. >> i can't leave. >> reporter: for neighbors, nobody asked them if they wanted to have super bowl city next door. and now they're dealing with it. >> it's something we certainly didn't want. the super bowl isn't even in this city. so we're not seeing any particular benefits from where we are. >> reporter: julia met with us in what has become a particularly sore spot, the children's play ground. yes, there is a play ground in the middle of all this. most days this is one of the busiest play grounds in the city, but it's empty now and will likely be next week. if parents want to use it, they need to pass through the same security as everyone else. they are not happy about it. is this right? >> of course not. this is a public park and should be available to use. >> we left a message and we
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haven't had any calls returned. >> reporter: the super bowl committee did return our call. to quote the spokesman, "safety is our number one priority, security policies including everyone that enters super bowl city to go through security are designed to ensure the safety of neighbors and visitors alike. will you be coming here next week? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: from super bowl city in san francisco, wayne freedman, "abc7 news." >> well, tomorrow is the kickoff in san francisco for all of the super bowl related activities leading up to the game. >> we're live outside the moscone center. leeann? >> reporter: it's been a mad rush to get things going here, ama. but we were so lucky to have gotten a preview of what's inside. and i promise you, it will amaze
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you. jonathan, let's show them what we have there. take into account they were setting things up today, but you'll see tomorrow the super bowl ring from every year. we saw a few won by the raiders, and of course the 49ers. there's plenty of enter active things for adults and children to do. and my favorite has to be the wilson exhibit. they have come to san francisco to show fans how they make a football. how clever. all hand made, and they make 5,000 a week. >> you can see how people throw the football, turn the footballs, put the bladder in, and mold the football. the people that do that do it every day. the average employee has been there 20 sh, 22 years. >> reporter: plenty of exhibits there, too.
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that one is free, and will open from 11:00 in the morning until 10:00 in the evening. now, here they are going to h in at 11:00. adults pay $35, kids $25. worth it. and by the way, the highlight of tomorrow, of course, is when the vince lombardi trophy arrives and even more important for me and everybody else is that it's not going to rain tomorrow. fingers crossed. live from san francisco, leeann melendez, "abc7 news." >> having way too much fun out there. the nfl experience at the moscone center opens tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. super bowl city is free to get in. at 7:25, it's the official relighting of the bay bridge lights and followed by fireworks.
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and b.a.r.t. says it is prepared for the super bowl onslaught that is coming. officials expect to carry about 35,000 more people per day during the festivities. they say all nonessential maintenance has been completed and the trains are ready to roll. >> we'll have special event trains for the end of some of those concerts and extra trains in case there's a mechanical breakdown. >> anybody coming into san francisco should buy round strip tickets to avoid lines and avoid b.a.r.t. parking lots, because they are expected to be full. the spirit of the super bowl takes center stage. the sfo museum came up with this dismy with all 32 nfl teams represented. jerry rice's cleats are on display with other 49ers
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artifacts. there is one catch, only ticketed passengers can see the site. >> we've put together a long list of super bowl events. you can find all of that on still to come, amazing new pictures of pluto and the new nasa discovery on the dwarf planet. >> i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i'll answer your questions here live in a little bit. i'm spencer christian. here's a view, looking at some raindrops in the lens there. not much rain falling right now, but the roadways are a little slick. >> this is north bound on the 101. the road is slick, but so far so good.
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president obama's administration concerned that former secretary of state hillary clinton had closely guarded secrets on her unsecured home e-mail server. that revelation about clinton comes only three days before the iowa caucuses begin the nominating process for presidential candidates. the associated press learned some of the e-mail had information the government considered top secret. an amazing new image of
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pluto's atmosphere. scientists say that blue ring is caused by sunlight scattering from particles common in pluto's atmosphere. they believe it's a photo chemical fog. the lighter patches are sunlight bouncing off smoother areas on pluto's surface. nasa says there's more ice on the surface than first thought. a new map shows exposed water ice is abundant. they say it's the bedrock of pluto's crust. >> about time pluto gets some love. they minimized it to a dwarf. >> it was feeling a little blue, like that ring. >> unscripted, everybody. as is spencer christian with the weather. >> pluto's happiness is our main concern. you can see we have some areas of light rain and showers scattered across the bay area, mainly in the east bay and the
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peninsumpeninsul peninsula. rain in the east bay in livermore and up near -- what is that? that's danville. we also have a winter storm warning in effect from 7:00 tonight to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. expecting 6 to 14 inches of new snow and winds could gust up to 15 miles per hour or higher. so driving conditions could be treacherous. our snow accumulation animation prognostication shows a foot of snow expected in locations near the lake. back across the state of california, looks like lots of cloudy weather except sunnier and milder. rain up north and here in the central part of the state, central coast, snow over the sierra. here in the bay area, mostly cloudy skies, maybe a stray shower or two. here's a look at the rain chances for week ahead. strong rain chances for tomorrow
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and sunday, but diminishing to 10% monday and tuesday. 40% chance of showers on wednesday. and then dry on thursday and friday, leading into super bowl weekend. >> looking good to far. thank you, spencer. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, a new theory into o.j. simpson's fall from grace. would his health have something to do with his problems? your car is on a recall list, but you're put on hold by the manufacturer. is there anything you can do?
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this is "abc7 news." >> an intriguing new theory about o.j. simpson from the northern california doctor who is the subject of the movie "concussion." he believes simpson may suffer from a brain concussion linked to repeated head trauma. tiffany wilson has the details. >> reporter: 21 years after the so-called trial of the century, o.j. simpson is once again making headlines. this time it's not what he may or may not have done, but rather what might have influenced him. >> o.j. simpson is more likely
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suffering from ctg. >> reporter: he believes simpson's years on the football field may have given him cte. and he recognizes the signs. >> impulsive behavior, impaired judgment, criminality, even mood disorder. >> reporter: simpson, now 68 years old and serving a sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, started his football career at galileo high school, then made the move to usc. during his 11-year nfl career, he returned to san francisco as a 49er. >> he was exposed to thousands of blows to his head. >> reporter: the doctor believes those split-second blows caused lasting damage. while he does not excuse the criminal behavior, he sees this >> a precautionary tale and
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realizes the impact of sports extends beyond the field. >> o.j. simpson tried to use his try of concussions during an appeal attempt, but a new trial was denied. university of stanford announced that emmy winner ken burns will deliver the address. he's best known for his documentaries on the civil war, baseball and jazz. >> 7 on your side, we've got michael finney here answering questions. question number one, i donated a car and filed transfer papers. now the car is going through toll booths and i'm getting collection notices. >> you have five days to file the paperwork. if you've got that done, you call them up and go, i sold the car, how do i get this paperwork
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to you? they probably have a way to e-mail it. but you're not on the hook for it. but you had to have done it within five days. i'm getting mail every day from life insurance, mort chairs. how did they get my personal information? >> there's dossiers on you everywhere. go to the direct mail marketing association. sometimes they charge $5, sometimes they don't. i don't know what their rule is today. i haven't looked it up. but that is the most they ever charge and that cuts it off. >> we have a car that's on a recall list. the dealership put us on a wait list. what can we do to get them to act? >> it's tough. the airbags that have been
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recalled, we're hearing those airbags are only being made, 20,000 a day, and there are 23 million to get installed. so they're going to have to kick it up. so this is happening to a lot of people. there's a ton of recalls. just make sure you're on the list, ask where you are on the list and pound them over and over again. this is one of those times in life where the squeaky wheel gets the grease. if you're more difficult than the next guy, they're more likely to get you in and get rid of you. >> you've made a lifetime of that. >> a career. >> thank you, michael. bed bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides. >> and president obama is seeking billions for child nutrition. here's jane king. >> the bed bugs are biting back. they have developed resistance to the key insecticides used to control them. researchers found that the bugs getting resistant to the most widely used class of
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insecticides. president barack obama plans to ask congress for $12 billion to help feed schoolchildren from low income families during the summer. nearly 22 million children do receive free and reduce priced meals during school year, but only a fraction when school is out. a study finds no proof of seasonal depression. that's according to a new auburn university study. depression comes and goes, and if someone experiences depression in the fall and winter, it doesn't mean seasonal changes have caused that condition. if you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the lower 48. a new report ranked all 50 states, puts hawaii at number one followed by alaska.
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hawaii has been number one in the poll five times. i'm jane king. here's to your health. bay area college students got a sneak peek of next week's new episode of "fresh off the boat." "abc7 news" was at uc berkeley for a special screening. the show deals with the chinese new year and the executive producer talked about his inspiration for the show. >> what a great opportunity to talk about chinese new year in a real way. growing up, it was odd to come back and be at school when you were very happy about the lunar new year and people didn't understand what you were talking about. we have now an opportunity to talk about it on network television. >> you can watch the show next tuesday at 8:00 right here on abc 7. up next, was it vandalism or a pr stunt? some are asking what was really behind the incident. and we have a look at what's coming up at 5:00.
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kristen? coming up next, more residents on the san francisco hillside may have to demolish their homes. we talk to frustrated homeowners who think something other than the rain is to blame. also, want to go to super bowl 50? the south bay community that's giving away free pickets to the big game. that's when we join you at 5:00. if
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hear's a look at what's coming up tonight on abc 7.
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so was this out of control art critic or a pr stunt? >> a bizarre incident was caught on video. >> eric thomas has the details. >> reporter: watch very closely. video shows him walking into the bar, he looks around, then pounces, destroying photographs from an exhibit hanging on the wall. richard woodruff was the bar tender on duty. >> grabs the photo and throws it on the ground. then i yell, you can't do that. >> reporter: he then chased the person out of the bar. >> did you get your hands on the guy? >> i got his sweatshirt. then i lost my footing and he made it out. >> reporter: the work being shown was not about shoes, but gloves. photographs of single gloves in receive settings by a mysterious
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and eccentric artist known as sawyer forbes. he or she reportedly has a history of provocative acts involving artistic displays. which might lead inquiring minds to wonder if this was a publicity stunt by forbes. even the bar tender wonders. >> this was publicity. >> reporter: the vanldal was smart or lucky enough to know when the bar's four-legged bouncer had the day mystery >> lthank you for joining us fo "abc7 news" at 4:00 today. >> "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins
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now. >> we're very worried because there's some movement on our property. >> as crews work to demolish a san francisco home, neighbors are worried that their house could be next. >> live doppler 7 hd tracking a rainy evening commute. i'll let you know if the wet weather will affect super bowl festivities. and a tree comes crashing down in the east bay. >> how a simple selfie could win you tickets to super bowl 50. >> and cookie bowl 50? you'll need a few friends to enjoy this massive super bowl sunday. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." you can see all the green on live doppler 7 hd. rain is moving through the bay area right now, and affecting the evening commute. good evening, thanks for joining us. >> sandy? >> we are ending the workweek on
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a wet note. let's check out live doppler 7 hd. our radar showing some wet roadways. let me show you where it's raining right now. mill valley, highway 101, paradise drive, we are seeing some wet weather. san francisco, the richmond district, sunset district, also very light rain. as we head toward alamo drive, fairfield, air base parkway, you're looking at some rain right now. and if your evening commute takes you through the east bay, 680, san malone, we're also wet. peninsula, woodside area, page mill road, a few showers around middlefield road, and as far as the rain totals, only a trace in san jose. we rank our storms on our storm impact style, one is light, five
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severe. we have another storm come thing weekend. it will be one, a south bay event with less than a quarter inch of rain. dan? >> sandy, thanks a lot. look at this, an unbelievably close call in oakland today. the driver of this suv said he had to swerve off the road as a massive tree fell in front of him on shepherd canyon road. you can see the tree is blocking the entire road. crews say there's still no eta on when it will be cleared. amazingly and thankfully no one in the suv was hurt. a race against nature is under way in santa cruz. that's where engineers blame pounding waves with speeding up erosion on west cliff drive. yous began work to shore up a sinkhole. they're going to use large boulders to fill that hole. a


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