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want certain elements around during the super bowl. >> reporter: but tonight, some of the home homeland security and their advocates plan to make their presence known. erecting a tent city across the street from super bowl city. >> we have corporate parties that the city is giving away $5 million to hold, and we would like to have seen that money go towards ending homelessness. >> reporter: the police chief tells us, as long as it's peaceful, no problem. >> we handle first amendment demonstrations all the time of different varieties. >> reporter: tourists already know there's a crisis if they drive by an encampment like this. some of the homeless might be persuaded to move into this shelter at pier 80. the director of human services says it's not an attempt to hide the homeless. rather an effort to protect them from the coming storm. >> these are the most vulnerable in san francisco. we need to get them indoors,
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irrespective of whether's a super bowl. >> reporter: and the homeless coalition believes some will go, but hopes a protest with the world watching will lead to more permanent solutions. carolyn tyler, "abc7 news." let's go live once again to sky 7 hd right over the ferry building area and super bowl city as homeless advocates are preparing to protest. we'll keep on top of that. a big announcement today by the department of homeland security. agents say right now there are no credible threats to super bowl 50. tonight on "abc7 news" at 6:00, eric thomas looks at how the feds are taking the lead to ensure everyone stays safe. the 49ers are talking about their decision to reschedule or cancel a gir scout sleepover at levi stadium to host the concert instead.
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the niners said any private event can be canceled. the team is working with the girl scouts to find an alternative. a truck from one of the super bowl's biggest sponsors was no match for one of san francisco's biggest hills. this bud lite 18 wheeler got stuck. if you see news happening, take a photo or video and share it with us using the hash tag #abc7now. now the evening rain we've been telling you about has arrived in the north bay. this is a live look at traffic loving along highway 101. >> now let's look at our skyway camera. we will see showers throughout the night. >> so be warned.
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sandhya patel is up on the roof tonight. >> out here it is dry, with a lot of cloud cover. so far very light amounts. santa rosa, only 0.01 of an inch. 680, some light showers. in the north bay, lake port, clearlake area getting some showers. we do have a high surf advisory 7:00 tonight to 7:00 a.m. thursday. there is a risk of rip currents. all winter we've been rating our storms. this one is a one, a light
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system. with high surf. we'll look at the hour by hour time line and i'll let you know if that will impact your plans for tomorrow. kristen? >> sandhya, thanks. a south bay college is offering to vaccinate students after two confirmed cases of meningitis. we learned one of the infected students lived in swig hall. health officials confirm both students were admitted to the hospital. the bacteria dies almost media on surfaces, but university crews cleaned swig hall as a precaution. students say they're concerned. >> it's an awful time to get it right now, week five, midterms. i really don't want it. >> the school first believed 500 students were possibly exposed. now the actual number is fewer, although it won't say how many. it's spread through saliva.
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early symptoms are similar to the flu. the diocese of san jose announced it is shutting down st. lawrence academy in june. chris wen went to find out why and has reaction. >> reporter: after operating for more than 40 years, the end is near for st. lawrence academy in santa clara. >> it's frustrating. if we would have known, we would have helped. >> reporter: citing an accumulating deficit and the inability to raise funds, the diocese of san jose will close the school in june. more than 230 students in grades 9 through 11 will need to transfer out. 35 faculty members will lose their jobs. suzanne's daughter graduated from the academy a few years ago. they both can't believe it's come to this. >> by not knowing, they kept us in the dark. i almost feel there was a plan
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in place and we were never notified. >> the diocese of san jose said -- >> some kids need a small environment and thrive in a small environment. because st. lawrence is small, they have a lot to offer the students. >> reporter: barbara just applied for her daughter to apply this fall. >> maybe everybody hearing this news can support the high school as well and we can do something. >> reporter: a petition on has collected more than 1,000 signatures. in santa clara, chris wen, news." the victim is a 59 visiting from china. they are now inspecting the tree
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to determine what caused it to fall on monday. a dui suspect is accused tonight of hitting and killing a man who was changing a flat tire on the shoulder of interstate 880. police say one person died in the crash. it happened around 8:00 tomorrow night. a group of east bay lawmakers is taking a stand tonight demanding that b.a.r.t.'s management take certain steps before asking voters to approve a multimillion dollar measure. >> reporter: no one is disputing that the b.a.r.t. system is vital and that it's old. what is the subject of much debate is how to pay for a major overhaul of a system that's well into its fifth decade. >> why should we reward bad behavior with billions in new
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taxes? >> reporter: a regular critic of b.a.r.t., he wants the district to regain the trust of bay area taxpayers before asking them to pass a potential bond measure. and it starts with their labor unions and avoiding another stroke. and the concessions made to end it in 2013. >> they need to negotiate and approve a new financially responsible contract now, not waiting until the current contract expires next year in 2017. >> everywhere we go, they're asking for more money. i think government needs to be fiscally responsible. >> reporter: the measure comes as they consider to put a new measure on the ballot. >> it's for infrastructure improvement. not one penny would go towards salaries. it has to be fixed, real property. so think about our rails, electrical substations. >> reporter: officials at the
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metropolitan transportation commission say rehabilitating the 45-year-old b.a.r.t. system is vital to the economy. >> this stuff is old. not only is it old, but it's very heavily used and increasingly heavily used. >> the b.a.r.t. board has until august to put the measure on the ballot. bay area mothers take to the big screen to tackle the small screen. girls are obsessed with social media. >> up next, digital overload. the scary side effects and the potential solutions for teenagers. a diagnosis of kenny stapler and what peyton manning is saying about the raiders' quarterback. and wells fargo hit with a billion dollar fine. and a protest under way right now in san francisco. advocates don't like how the
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homeless are treated during super bowl festivities.
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this next item is for all the kids obsessed with electronic devices. a new documentary is resonating with parents and opening a dialogue about the effects of too much screen time. >> he was so distracted that it's hard to listen to a teacher. >> reporter: parents know that to be true of their own kids. >> it's almost as if she has this psychic leash connected to this phone. any time the phone beeps, rings, vibrates, she's there. >> reporter: for the first time
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a documentary takes a hard look at the effects of screentime on a kid's development. one of the creators is a mother and abc news producer. >> the solutions around drugs and alcohol are out there, but there isn't a conversation and community about screen time. >> the game industry has assigned these games to become universes for these kids to enter and they don't want to come out and do math. who wants to do math? >> reporter: the documentary points out that for girls, these devices could have a positive and negative social impact. screen-agers offers parents needed solutions. >> my friends and i go out to eat and we'll put our phones in the middle of the table and whoever checks their phone first has to pay. >> over time, i realized how important it was to get their input. >> reporter: the public will be able to see the documentary on
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wednesday, february 10th here at the clay theater in san francisco. if you want to know how to get tickets, go to in san francisco, leanne melendez, "abc7 news." former oakland raiders great ken stabeler had the brain disease cte. his brain was examined by researchers at boston university after his death last year. he died from colon cancer at age 69. he had stage three cte on a scale of one to four. the image on the left is a normal brain. the right shows advanced cte. cte is linked to repeated blows to the head. he was one of the best players ever to put on a raiders' uniform. he was nfl mvp in 1974 and led the raiders to a super bowl win in 1977. he's also a finalist for the
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football hall of fame. >> peyton manning called him a legend. >> nfl quarterback, we lost a great one when we lost the snake. what a great leader. i've heard john madden talk about him a number of times and truly was one of a kind. >> manning did reveal some not so good news about his long-term health. doctors told him he would likely need to have hip replacement surgery. take a look at a picture of a road sign that's going viral. this shows the distance between denver and newton. but as jason smith pointed out, it seems to be a prediction with newton's panthers beating denver 20-7. tonight at 11:00, corporate sponsors are paying big bucks to
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be part of the action at super bowl city. so why are thousands working there for free? the law on when people have to be paid tonight on "abc7 news" at 11:00. a group of uc berkeley students is suing google claiming the internet giant spied on the student's e-mail accounts. >> michael finney has that story. >> the students claim google was scanning the texts of their e-mails and using it to build profiles. uc berkeley provided the students with the g-mail accounts. they claim google was scanning their e-mails and using the data for marketing and ads. google declined comment on the suit, but previously said it complied with privacy policies and the law. honda is halting sales of 2016 civic models for potential engine failure. thousands of the cars they have
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loose piston rings. that could lead to engine failure. honda will decide if a recall is necessary and they will do that by friday. wells fargo agreed to pay $1.2 billion in fines to settle claims it issued reckless mortgages during the housing crisis. wells fargo granted student loans -- excuse me, faulty loans in 2001 and misled the federal housing administration over the quality of the loans. wells fargo confirmed the agreement. previously, they said the delinquency rate was well below average. as the crowds begin to thicken, more people coming into town for
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the super bowl, so do the clouds. >> exactly. >> we've had some showers already, and right here, not in san francisco, nothing for super bowl city, believe it or not. there are people walking along the embarcadero, they have their jackets on. it is getting cool. we'll talk about when that wet weather will come into your neighborhood. here's where the radar is tracking showers. you will notice around highway 101, we'll seeing wet weather there. slick roadways here in the occidental area and pittsburgh, seeing light returns right now. it is turning to snow. snow levels could drop as low as 1500 feet in the mountains. and in the sierra, expecting a few light snow showers. temperatures low to mid 50s
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right now. and just look at this view. you're seeing that last glimpse of the official sunset time tonight at 5:35 p.m. on the impact scale, this is a one. it's very light rain expected, less than quarter of an inch with the high surf. 7:00 tonight, we'll see pockets of light to moderate drain. 9:00 is widespread rain across the bay area, but very watered in nature at 11:00. wet spots at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, so we will see some light showers lingering into your morning commute. isolated showers over the hills for your thursday afternoon. rainfall totals, anywhere between a few hundreds of an inch to 0.2 of an inch. the system is running into dryer
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air and not holding together very well. super bowl city tomorrow is going to dry out. at 11:00 a.m., upper 50s. 5:00 p.m., a mix of sun and clouds and low 50s. much warmer college sunday. we'll call it super warm. it does get pretty warm there, low 70s at kickoff, dropping to the upper 50s. torment morgue, temperatures in the low to upper 40s. a few showers around tomorrow afternoon, isolated showers over the hills. upper 50s to the low 60s. 59 in san francisco. santa rosa 59. 59 in concord. the week ahead, a major warmup towards t towards the weekend, just in time for the super bowl.
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sunday, low 70s. next week, record highs are possible. low to mid 70s for member. a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, tonight and tomorrow it's a one on the impact scale. a warming trend for the weekend and you'll forget that it is winter when you see the 70s popping up super bowl sunday. so really some beach weather for the bay area if you're visiting from out of town, the weather is cooperating, at least for now. >> turn around and wave. >> hello. >> we're watching you very closely. >> i love it. >> now our viewers can see you. we want to thank "abc7 news"
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viewer richard price, jr. for this image of the sun rise over the bay this morning. >> wow. you can share your pictures with us as well by posting them on social media using the hash tag #abc7now. >> thanks so much, richard. up next, why do you i don't know want to make ilan musk angry. and at 5:30, "world news with david muir." >> three days until the big republican debate on abc. tonight, donald trump charging ted cruz stole iowa with dirty tricks. cruz going off on trump. and at least six confirmed tornadoes, the system on the move at this hour. right after "abc7 news." new at 6:00, michael finney helps a man who had his super bowl tickets taken away because the seller dec
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i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups.
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it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table. it's been seven years since bernie madoff was arrested for
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fraud in the largest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. today he's serving his 150 year sentence in north carolina. his wife ruth lived in a small rented apartment in connecticut. the story is now the subject of a two-part mini series premiering tonight on abc 7. >> you want to know how to get people to trust you with their money? >> madoff is now serving that sentence after bilking investors out of billions. richard dreyfuss plays madoff. it starts tonight at 8:00 on abc 7. be careful about what you say about tesla. ilan musk criticized a customer saying you should be ashamed of yourself. it would be nice if you showed some class and apologized to the people who believe in this product. big mistake. he didn't get his apology and he canceled his $5,000 deposit for
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a preorder of the new tesla model x. when word got out, twitter went crazy. he sent, must be a slow news day. >> i guess the customer is not always right. who will announcer: during sleep train's presidents day sale save up to $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic, get three years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic, plus same day delivery. sleep train's presidents day sale is on now.
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coming up on "abc7 news" at 6:00, hear about the canines, radiation detectors and bomb squads brought in to protect the bay area for super bowl sunday. and we talk with the bay area muslim leader who was part of president obama's first trip to a mosque as president today. and -- hear from the helped san francisco police arrest two dangerous fugitives. that's coming up at 6:00. finally, let's talk a little more super bowl. >> matt laced it up and put on the pads this morning and gave it a go. >> i geared up in the derek carr jersey. as the end, it's kendall from the 49ers.
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you're not allowed to hit me hard. you'll try not. here i go. all right. >> i like the pose. >> is that kaepernick? bomb sniffing dogs are working hard to keep the super bowl event safe, but today the dogs were able to have some fun. >> two atf dogs sniffed out who will win the big game on sunday. it was a no brainer for randy, her hometown, denver. >> she definitely alerted to the bronco hat and we're happy about that. since we're from denver, colorado ourselves. >> another atf dog was not so kind to the broncos, though. alley is from seattle and picked carolina. >> the dogs are working to keep us all safe. >> tough work. "world news tonight" is up next.
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>> we appreciate your time. hope to see you again at 6:00. tonight, donald trump's new charge. arguing ted cruz stole iowa with dirty tricks. you will hear from trump right here. plus, ted cruz going off on trump. >> he's losing it. >> all just three days before the big republican debate. plus, hillary clinton tonight, arguing she's now on bernie sanders' home turf, hoping new hampshire surprises her again. also breaking, a major storm hitting from florida to maine at this hour. at least six confirmed tornadoes now. blizzard conditions and blinding rain. breaking news involving the zika outbreak. florida tonight declaring a health emergency. and in dallas, growing concern after person to person transmission after sex. the horror onboard. the passenger pulled from a jet in midair after an explosion. the other passengers witnessing it all.


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