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good afternoon. third time's the charm. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. >> i'm larry biel live at the oakland coliseum. it's opening night for the a's against the white sox. >> we'll have open day festivities in a moment. now to something you don't see every day. a sea lion trying to cross a bay area freeway. >> sky 7 hd over sonoma county this morning as crews tried to aperture the sea lion that kept trying to get out of the water and onto the road. >> it was spotted this morning on highway 37 east of 121. cornell barnard with there and
live with the latest. >> reporter: the wayward sea lion is safe and sound. got the attention of lots of mo motorists. the sea lion tried several times to cross the highway. you know, it's not the first time. curious sea lion pup was safe inside a crate on the side of highway 37 after a very busy morning exploring the sites of sonoma county. sky 7 hd was overhead as the sea lion pup went from the waters on san pablo bay to dry land, blocking eastbound highway 37. u.s. fish and wildlife wardens got there first. >> we kept an eye on him as he swam in the water, each time he tried to come up on the bank and approach the freeway, we distracted him and kept him in the water. >> reporter: wardens and chp officers assisted by good samaritans used boards to to ral the pup into a temporary dog crate until the marine mammal center could arrive.
>> it's not uncommon. california sea lions are crafty, go where they want to. >> reporter: this one certainly did. last december a 500 pound elephant seal hopped out of san pablo bay and tried to hop the same highway until she was coaxed back into the water. why here? no one knows. >> we haven't had very many get stranded in this area. fingers crossed we don't have anymore any time soon. >> reporter: this pup appeared to be healthy, headed to the marine mammal center for a checkup. cornell barnard, abc 7 news. now there's a live look outside. it was beautiful today. >> big changes this week. spencer christian with the accuweather update. >> you're right. big weather changes our coming our way. of course, it's nice and mild right now. it's going to get much, much warmer by midweek. we'll probably find ourselves in record high temperature territory. whoa, a bug in my lens. here's a look at doppler 7 hd.
clear skies across the area. the 24 hour temperature change shows you the warmup is under way. 7 degrees warmer, now 6 degrees warmer in san francisco than this hour yesterday. 7 degrees warmer in napa and santa rosa. 1 degree warmer in livermore. we'll see temperatures continue to climb as we get into midweek. this is the view from sutros tower looking out over san francisco. 63 in the city. oakland 68. 70 in san jose. 72 morgan hill. 57 at half moon bay. check out this view looking toward a fog-free golden gate from emeryville, it's currently 76 in santa rosa, novato 72. 72 fairfield. and the 2016 baseball season gets under way for the a's tonight at home. opening their season against the chicago white sox. game time is 7:05. it will be sunny, breezy and 63 degrees as the game starts. it's going to be a pleasant evening for baseball in oakland.
i've got much more ahead. i'll show you how hot it's going to be by midweek and there's a chance of rain by the end of the week. >> spencer, thanks. californians did a good job of saving water last month. residents used 24% less water in february. which is just a bit shy of the state's mandated 25% conservation target. so not bad at all really. the state water resources board says californians rose to the occasion. most cities are saving more than the conservation requirement. breaking news out of tennessee where five people have died in a tourist helicopter crash. it happened in severville in eastern tennessee. authorities say the helicopter went down and burst into flames. all five people on board were killed. the men arrested during an fbi raid friday night appeared in federal court today. >> yes, petrov is suing alameda county following an alleged excessive use of force incident that happened in november. but the fbi says friday's raid was unrelated to that case. >> abc 7 news reporter melanie
woodrow was in court today. she's in the newsroom with more on the story. >> reporter: dan and ama, petrov's mother says her son is suffering from ptsd following the november incident. it's unclear what charges the fbi arrested petrov on on friday. the courtroom was cleared this afternoon before petrov went in front of the judge. >> come to the front door. >> reporter: fbi agents raiding this home on teddy avenue friday arresting petrov and an unnamed woman. agents raiding the home for the second time. abc 7 news obtained this video of a march 8th fbi raid. fbi sources say petrov was not on their radar at the time. but when agents entered the home, he was inside. sfpd arrested petrov march 8th in connection with controlled substances and firearm but he was never charged. in an exclusive interview with abc 7 news last week, petrov said it wasn't him. >> don't know what you're talking about, man. >> reporter: prior to friday's
fbi raid, someone shot a man outside the teddy avenue home. fbi sources say in addition to whatever is in the sealed petrov arrest warrant, investigators are still exploring what, if any, connection petrov has to that shooting. his mother says he's suffering from ptsd following this november incident with alameda county sheriffs deputies in which he was hit with a baton more than 40 times. off camera, she said she believes law enforcement is shaping public opinion to make petrov a monster. according to the alameda county sheriffs office criminal report, petrov has a long criminal history dating back to 2003 with at least 4 felony convictions from 2006 through 2014. sources say his criminal history is one reason investigators have sealed the case for now. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. we have developing news in san francisco. workers found human remains on fillmore street while digging underneath this dry cleaning business. abc 7 news has sinc learned
police recovered the skulls and bones of an adult. investigators also found a watch and shoes that were on the skeletal remains. homicide investigators are treating the bones as suspicious. san leandro police are hoping new surveillance video will help them catch the b.b. gun vandals who damaged 125 cars since december including four more over the weekend. the suspects have been seen driving this silver toyota 4 runner with a unique black fuel cover. police are also looking into whether the vandals are responsible for shooting two men in recent weeks, one outside a local club. >> shot on his hand. >> the san leandro police department hopes a tip from the public will help them catch the group. comi coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00, hear from a victim hit by the b.b. gun. caltrans conducted a sweep of two large homeless
encampments. caltrans does regular sweeps there but the homeless keep returning. personal items along with shelters individuals have built were taken down and degrstroyed yann hufnagel is fighting back over allegations of sexually harassing a female reporter. lawyers have given uc berkeley 900 text messages between him and reporter showing what they call mutual flirtation. >> what was withheld was the beginning of the discussion via text which was a flirtation mostly initiated by her and carried on by her and engaged in by mr. hufnagel. >> hufnagel is on paid leave while he appeals his notice of termination. the university released a statement today saying there was nothing preventing him from submitting anything he thought would support his position. and it remains unclear why he apparently withheld hundreds of text messages he now believes to be relevant. the california supreme court handed down a ruling today
siding with workers demanding a place to sit. employees at the cvs drugstore chain and chase bank sued. justices ruled employers must provide seating when the nature of the work permits the use of seats. an attorney for the workers says the decision is a victory for all workers. lighting up may soon be more difficult in san rafael. smoking is already prohibited in public places. now city officials want to snuff out an exception that allows people to smoke while passing through the downtown area. they also want to ban e-cigarette smoking in public places. san rafael city council meets at 7:00 p.m. tonight to discuss these new regulations. new answers for b.a.r.t. in its effort to solve the electrical issue that's damaging trains between the north concord and pittsburg bay point stations. todays operated along the line. b.a.r.t. did tests over the weekend but didn't get answers. the problem damaged 50 train cars. a big day on caltrain for
bike riders. caltrain added a third bicycle to each train. this means they accommodate 72 bikes instead of 48. trains have been making longer stops at stations because of the rising number of people riding bicycles and if the trains are full bicyclists are often kept from boarding a car. that third car should make things a lot easier for them. we'll see how that works. all right. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, it is official, california will soon have one of the highest minimum wages in the nation. and a big dale for burlingame-based virgin airlines, who is teaming up with the company now? and at 4:10, let's take a live look at our traffic outside. this is the golden gate bridge. it's moving in both directions. your right hand side traffic, that's heading northbound. stay with us. we're back after a q
all right. breaking news in the east bay. sky. hd over san leandro. police found a pickup truck that went into san leandro creek. these arepictures. the truck was on fire. the fire is out now. the truck is pretty badly charred. police are investigating whether it was a stolen truck. they're searching for person who drove it into that creek. obviously we'll keep following this breaking news and update you throughout this newscast and at 5:00 and 6:00 and on the abc 7 news app. enable push alerts to get the latest on your mobile device. it's official, california and new york will be the highest paid minimum wage states in the nation at $15 an hour. workers say the law signed today will help bridge a growing income divide. critics argue consumers will end up paying the price. here's abc 7 reporter brandi
hitt. >> reporter: a lands mark movement on both coasts. new york and california's governors signing legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. >> creating a little tiny balance in a system that every day becomes more unbalanced. >> reporter: in california, the current $10 wage will gradually increase over the year to $15 in 2022. in new york, it's regional. new york city workers will get $15 an hour by the end of 2018 with slower increases elsewhere in the state. >> we're rebuilding the middle class for a new economy today. >> reporter: the change comes after years of protests by workers across the country. >> yeah, we made it. we broke through. we got it. >> this means i'll be able to better provide for my baby. >> reporter: but critics argue the wage hike will only force small businessowners to lay of employees. experts believe this movement will likely catch on in other parts of the country where it is more expensive to live. >> i think you can see more of this along the coast.
we've already seen it in some cities such as seattle, maybe in places such as massachusetts. you could see something like this. >> reporter: some businessowners say they'll end up passing this wage hike onto customers by raising prices. both states there are clauses to slow down the wage increase if it harms the economy. brandi hitt, abc news los angeles. a burlingame-based airliner officially has a new owner today. alaska airlines is buying virgin america for $2.6 billion. with a total transaction value of $4 billion. >> yeah, abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is here to explain the deal and what it means for travelers. >> reporter: ama, dan, this is a big deal for bay area travelers. virgin america's main hub is at sfo but this is also a big deal for the airline industry. one that send virgin america's shares soaring today up $16 or nearly 42% on news of the merger. after a bidding war, airline upstart virgin america which launched nine years ago agreed
to sell to seattle-based alaska air. the combined airline will use the alaska name. it will offer 1,200 daily departu departures, the fifth biggest carrier in the u.s. and biggest on the west coast with hubs in san francisco and los angeles. alaska gains a foot hold in airports on the east coast like new york and d.c. >> by bringing them together, we're creating the premiere airline for people who live anywhere on the west coast. >> the two airlines say their cultures are a good fit in terms of customer service and low fares and just today virgin america was named best airline for the fourth year in a row by the national airline quality rating. alaska came in fifth. what about the quirky fun image virgin america shaped for itself, like this tweet today showing the "s" of the giants cap on the plane. i asked twitter followers if they have a message for alaska. hire are a few comments. one says "don't change the wonderfulness that is virgin america." and steven urges "we cannot lose
the purple lights." alaska says for now nothing changes during the transition. the deal is expected to close next january. dan, ama? >> okay, kristen, thank you. manufacturing issues cause ed tesla to slow down model x production in the first quarter. the palo alto company says supplier shortages impacted delivery target and the dethand for the new tesla 3 keeps growing, however. elon musk announced worldwide orders hit 267,000 over the weekend. he tweeted that even he was surprised by the high demand. analysts warned the company may have to raise more cash to send its new electric car to its buyers by the projected date. it is opening day for the oakland a's. this is video from sky 7 hd, preparations for the game got under way this afternoon. >> such a fun time. here's abc 7 news director larry biel live at the oakland coliseum with a preview.
>> reporter: as i drove in here this afternoon, it was around 2:30, i was stunned because i saw rows and rows of tents and canopies and people were out here in force. they're getting ready for the a's and the white sox on opening day. want to focus on one group of fans in particular. i have to say the barbecue smells so good as we walked up to get some video of them. they call themselves true a's fans uncensored. they tell me they have 3,000 members, they even have business cards they give out. many of them took the day off just to be here to go to the a's and white sox game tonight and even though the team really struggled last year, i mean, they were last in the american league, expectations not super high, to be quite honest, in 2016 but this group is committed to coming out here to support their athletics. >> love tailgating so much, we had an off season in november tailgate because we were going through withdrawal. so here we are. our first one of the season. we are ready. we are ready.
>> we're a's through and through. most of us have been lifelong fans around 30, 40 years. all a's fans. that's what we're here for. we'll have giant tailgates once a month. this is going to be our biggest one, expecting about 200 people here tonight. >> let's go, oakland! let's go oakland! >> reporter: a very enthusiastic group. not happy about this news, we haven't had the first pitch of the 2016 season for the a's, and already a setback. sonny gray was supposed to start tonight, but we got the word around noon that he came down with food poisoning. so he's not going to push tonight. rich hill is the stunned opening night starter. it will be his first opening night start in his major league career. we'll talk with the manager, bob melvin, his thoughts on opening day and the big crowd they're expects a sellout here tonight. live in oakland, larry biel, abc 7 news. >> all right. thank you, larry. we want to see your a's and giants pride.
share photos on social media with #abc7now. as you can tell, a gorgeous day for whatever you were doing and certainly for baseball. >> yeah, larry looks great out there. >> i tell you what, it is beautiful. i don't know how many people watched the giants game earlier today. the giants opened the season back in milwaukee. fortunately a domed stadium because it was snowing. >> oh, really. >> outside in milwaukee. much of the east. i tell you what, this is spectacular. got to be about 65 or 70. 70 degrees. it is just a glorious afternoon. it should be a beautiful night for baseball. with more on the specific temperature, let's toss it back to spencer christian outside as well. >> you're right about the weather back east. i games were snowed out in boston and new york. here we're about to have a mini heatwave developing. look at live doppler 7 hd, sunny skies, clear out to the coast and beyond. as you can see right here. here's a view of the golden gate. there was a little wisp of a
cloud earlier. these are our forecast features. we'll see much warmer weather tomorrow than today and record heat is possible. record highs on wednesday. then it's going to turn sharply cooler on thursday. so it's not really a heatwave. it's a big heat spike for a couple of days. we may have showers late friday. now overnight, look for clear skies, low temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. tomorrow, sunny and warmer today with highs reaching into the mid 80s inland, upper 70s to low 80s along the bay. 70 on the coast tomorrow. check out wednesday. look at this warmup. we posted the average highs for this date in san francisco, oakland, san jose in the blue box. 20 degrees or more above the average on wednesday with inland highs in the upper 80s to low 0 990s. maybe 80 or higher on the coast. thursday, comes down sharply. you'll be mild inland. much cooler than wednesday. friday, way cooler than average with a chance of evening
showers. now, the storm coming our way or the system, i should say, late friday into saturday ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. storm of light intensity, light rain, less than a quarter inch likely in most locations. here's the animation. starting at 10:00 friday night, notice we'll see some showers. at that point all the way to our north and to our southeast. maybe a little bit offshore as well. showers develop here in the bay area. overnight friday night into early saturday morning. and throughout the day saturday, there's still the chance of showers here in the bay area. we project that by, oh, late saturday, saturday afternoon into saturday evening, rainfall totals will range anywhere from about .014 an inch in some spots to maybe a quarter inch in others. and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. so we've got that heat spike on wednesday with a chance of record highs then we'll have a sharp cool down going into the end of the week. chance of showers late friday night and certainly a better chance on saturday. then on sunday, starts to dry out and monday, we'll start to see partly sunny and milder
it's the end of an era for bay area newspapers. both the "san jose mercury nose" and "oaklands tribune" printed their last edition. they're not going away but being re-branded. the tribune will be at the news stand tomorrow as the new "east bay times." "san jose mercury news" will merge with the "san mateo county times" and will be known simply as "the mercury news." a new art display in san francisco comes with a very serious message. abc 7 news was at civic center plaza as these five enormous inflatable rabbits were being set up, stand up to 23 feet high. they're not there to provide a
beautiful backdrop to city hall. the artist wants to focus attention on the environmental damage caused by human intrusion, in this case rabbits taken to australia where they are not native. >> multiply like rabbits and have caused untold millions of dollars of havoc on the natural environment and on agriculture in australia. >> the giant rabbits will light up at night. they'll stay on display at civic center plaza for the next three weeks. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues here. a look at new video from the santa rosa jail. why some prisoners say this video is an example of problems there. and the
a man arrested during an fbi raid in san francisco friday appeared in federal court today. petrov is suing alameda county after deputies beat him following a chase in november. the fbi says friday's raid was unrelated. a victory today for low-wage workers in the state. governor jerry brown signed a bill that raises the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. brown called the increase a matter of, quote, economic justice. a wayward sea lion snarled morning traffic in sonoma county. take a look. abc 7 news reporter cornell barn barnard tweeted this video. sea lion is okay and was moved
to the marine mammal center from highway 37. former inmates of sonoma county jail joined a lawsuit against the sheriff and county government. there are a half dozen plaintiffs in that suit that we first reported on last october. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live in santa rosa with a story you'll see only on abc 7. vic? >> reporter: this is the lawsuit that was filed by that second group of former inmates. they are joining the two inmates who sued last fall. and tonight, you'll also see video of a form of behavioral counseling which their attorney says is sanctioned by the sheriffs office. now the sheriff referred us to the county administrator, but our calls to them have yet to be returned. >> guys in black came in and they were all wearing masks hitting us and calling us [ bleep ] and telling us that it's their house and that they can beat us. >> reporter: danny banks was one of two former prisoners at santa rosa jail who sued the sheriff last october. some two dozen inmates wrote
letters saying they, too, were systemically beaten one day last may. all they did, they say, was protest what they felt was an unjustified beating of another prisoner. >> my face was so swollen shut, i couldn't see out of it. >> reporter: now cabrera, jesus lopez, and two other former inmates have joined the suit. their attorney showed us video shot by a deputy when cabrera was taken outside for what was called yard counseling. >> a group of guards dressed in black wearing masks and one case at least carrying sht shotguns and other weapons, we'll pull you out of your cell, tie you, beat you, a human pretzel, emotionally, psychologically degrade you. >> reporter: we obtained this video today of danny banks, one of the two original plaintiffs. he, too, said he was giving yard counseling. >> i can't do this. >> reporter: jesus lopez is so emotionally distraught, he had a hard time telling us what happened to him, but he did tell
his sister in a letter he wrote her. she read it as a news briefing in october. >> "they beat me until i [ bleep ] my pants. i was trying to tell them to get off and that i couldn't breathe." >> reporter: lopez echoed what others said in their letters and interviews. >> i don't think anybody deserved what they did to us. >> reporter: the sheriffs office declined to comment because of the pending lawsuit. vic lee, abc 7 news. and now to your voice, your vote. tomorrow voters in wisconsin head to the polls. it's a key state. and on both sides, the candidates are neck in neck. abc 7 news reporter meagan hues has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump holding three events today to win over wisconsin. hoping to get enough delegates to claim his party's nomination. >> if we do well here, folks, it's over. >> reporter: he faces an uphill battle. ted cruz leads in the polls here despite a recent "national enquirer" story claiming he was unfaithful to his wife. he responded to the allegation
today. >> that attack was complete and utter garbage. it was complete lies. and it came from donald trump and his henchmen. >> reporter: today trump targeted john kasich, repeating calls for him to get out which kasich in new york today mocked. >> he's getting my votes and i want to have my votes, this is not fair. i thought we got out of the sand box years ago. >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton in new york talking about a higher minimum wage. hitting trump on that issue. >> donald trump has said that wages are too high. [ booing ] >> reporter: while bernie sanders tried to woo wisconsin workers. >> when you want to think about the kind of administration bst wou bernie sanders would have, kind of think about scott walker in reverse. scott walker wants to destroy trade unionism. i want to build trade unionism. >> reporter: the latest wisconsin poll shows bernie
sanders has a slight edge but it's within the margin of error so it's a virtual tie. meagan hughes, abc news, washington. the supreme court unanimously ruled states may continue to count all residents according those not registered to vote when drawing election districts. the decision is based on a case out of tx. decision is seen as a major statement on the meaning of the fundamental principle of one person, one vote. right now to that powerful spring storm slamming the midwest and the northeast. high winds caused a lot of damage and now it's snow and freezing temperatures causing problems. abc news reporter elizabeth hurr has the story. >> reporter: mother nature apparently missed the memo, it's spring. >> it's a little too late for snow. >> reporter: dumping snow in april across new england and while it looked pretty on boston's sidewalks and gardens, driving in it, a different story. >> stop and go traffic on the pike's a little hairy. >> reporter: in upstate new
york, it was a busy morning for emergency crews responding to wreck after wreck, killing at least one. in whiteout conditions overnight leading to this nasty pileup along i-88 involving 20 vehicles and injuring more than 30 people. in pittsburgh, it wasn't slow but ice and slush. ground crews had to clear off the field for the pirates' season opener. from indianapolis, to baltimore, and new york city, millions are still recovering from a windy weekend. winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour in some areas, knocking out power, collapsing buildings, and toppling trees leaving streeters littered with detrbris and home damaged. this is the scene in east orange, new jersey, homeowners picking up the damage. just when you think you've seen it all from strong winds and rain and snow, we're now being told to brace for a bitter cold blast and as wild as it sounds, according to forecasters, this is a typical april here in the
northeast. abc news, new york. there's a troubling report today from the obama administration on the possible effects on climate change. the report says extreme heat can be expected to cause an increase number of premature deaths. it says heat-related deaths could be as high as 11,000 in the year 2030 and 27,000 by the start of the next century. the report was developed over three years by 100 experts including representatives from the epa, nasa, and the department of defense. still ahead here on abc 7 news at 4:00, the unusual problems facing the olympic committee in rio. why it seems they may have to give tickets away. i'm michael finney, "ask finney" is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just post them with #askfinney. i'll answer your questions here live a little later. i'm spencer christian. hard to find a cloud in the bay area skies today but we found a couple from our camera here at abc 7 and the exploratorium at pier 15. we have blue skies and we have a
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event in 1969 and, of course, hosted the winter olympics in 1960. we are four months away from the summer olympics in rio do janeiro. things aren't going so well. officials say half of the ticket the remain unsold. brazil is in the midst of political upheaval and massive protests and worst recession in 25 years. there are also concerns about the zika virus. brazil's sports minister says they're looking for ways to boost ticket sales including purchasing tickets to tribute to public schools. >> that's a shame. all right. well, starting another week, baseball is back and it's just a terrific time of year. >> that's right. we see larry out there in the sun enjoying the day at the oakland coliseum. >> hey, larry. >> reporter: this is not a bad assignment. >> not bad at all. >> reporter: i tell you what, there are very few worries right now, perhaps how much sunscreen to put on for the next hour or so. that's about it. i wish you guys were here. we'd do the whole show from here. last time i checked, 72 and sunny in oakland.
i'm a junior meteorologist. not the real thing. we have a guy who really does weather and he's spencer christian. hi, spencer? >> okay, larry. you're right. you hit it right on the head there. it's just gorgeous weather for anything, but especially for baseball. that's why you're where you are i guess. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. we already pointed out the sunny skies and this is how the clear skies look on the radar image. tomorrow statewide, look for another warm day just about everywhere with highs in the 80s at chico, sacramento, fresno. 96 at palm springs. in the bay area tomorrow, the warmup continues. we'll see highs ranges from near 07 at the coast to low 80s along the bay. mid 80s in some inland spots. mid to upper 80s in fact. here's a look at the week ahead using san jose as our high temperature trend indicator. notice the average high this time of year, san jose, 69 degrees. tomorrow's high around 82, 83. by wednesday, look for 92, maybe even higher in san jose, well above average. in fact, some locations around
the bay area wednesday will probably reach near record highs. then temperatures drop off sharply on thursday. and then flatten out through the weekend and into early next week. what about our rain challenge c through the week ahead? near zero. hot weather on thursday. bumping up to a 40% chance late friday night. 60% chance of light rain on saturday then flattens out -- doesn't flatten out but diminishes to almost zero on sunday, monday. t >> thanks so much. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, the search is on for someone who stole a scooter donated to a charity by hunter pence. larry biel back at oakland coliseum, opening night between the a's and white sox. we'll hear from bob melvin talking about the excitement and jitters of opening night. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. how long should you have to wait for your state tax return?
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oakland. >> abc 7 news director larry biel is live at oakland coliseum with a preview of tonight's big game. >> reporter: you were out here over the weekend for the bay bridge series. it's spectacular. we get set for a's and white sox tonight. instant challenge for the a's is their starting pitcher, they lost sonny gray to food poising and found out earlier in the day. rich will be the starting pitcher tonight. i'll show you video of sonny gray. this is a real problem for the a's. real disappointment because sonny is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. a's coming off of a very disappointing 2015. really wanted sonny gray on the mound to get off to a strong start in this four-game series against the white sox. we'll see what rich is able to do. maybe this is best. no time to think about it. just go out and throw. we talked with manager bob melvin and he said he expects some extra jitters on opening night. >> opening day is a holiday,
it's more of a postseason feel. i got here at 10:45, there were people waiting to get in at 10:45 lining up at our gate, so we're kind of famous for that on big days here, our fan base. it is, there's this and there's 161 and there are a lot of nerves on opening day. you know, to an extent it's great, you're excited about it but then you're looks forward to move on to the routine of the season an baseball is very routine oriented. >> reporter: now, the other big story that's going on at the coliseum complex these days, of course, is right next door, the success of the nba champion golden state warriors looking to repeat. steph curry needs 22 more threes to break 400 in a season. and steph said today if he gets to 399, he will be shocked and he is going for it. he needs an average of five per game to break the record although he may sit one game for rest as we head closer to the playoffs. one scheduling note, by the way, both the warriors and a's playing tomorrow and thursday so
if you're planning to come out for either game, leave early because traffic will be an issue, so will parking. try to take b.a.r.t. if you can. one final note on just the coliseum, itself, we've been calling it the o.co. well, no longer. overstock.com ended their agreement over the weekend, kind of a sudden thing but their signage is still everywhere, so even though the signs say o.co, it is simply the oakland coliseum. dan, ama, there are an opportunity here. ama daetz park. >> yes. >> reporter: dan ashley stadium. >> oh. >> reporter: i'm thinking abc 7 -- we can come up with something. >> we could. >> reporter: and all offers i'm told will be considered. back to you guys. >> perfect. >> excellent. >> thanks, larry. >> i like the way he thinks. >> yeah. time now for "ask finney." michael finney answering questions sent via facebook, twitter and e-mail. a question via e-mail, my son is intellectually challenged, one of his co-workers tricked him
into signing a t-mobile so she could get four devices. now he's responsible if she doesn't pay the bill. can you help get him off the account? >> good question. first the good news he's not on the account as a co-signer. t-mobile doesn't do that. i don't think any of the mobile carriers do. i know for sure t-mobile doesn't. so he's not on that way. now, he could be on as a family member because sometimes that makes the entire thing cheaper. if you just add a bunch of family members. they may have done that. now, if his co-worker did that, got to ask a co-worker to take him off. she's got to do it. your son can't do it. if she won't do that, call my hotline and i'll take care of it, it won't be a deal. 415-954 415-954-8551. first ask your co-worker. >> with any luck. >> he won't owe the bill no matter what. >> a question via facebook, if i
volunteer as a nurse for a shelter, can i deduct my license expenses? >> no. it's not fair. that's the way the law is. professional licensing is not write-offable for volunteer work. they really, really restrict it. it isn't fair. companies can give away money and gives and services much easier than withdrew cyou can. the answer is no. >> worth thinking about, anyway. a question via e-mail, michael, what is going on at the california franchise tax board, delay in getting my tax return? i've been filing taxes here for 41 years and have never had to wait this long. >> well, they're short on cash. they're actually saying that. sorry, we don't have the money to pay it. it's like your -- >> wow. >> however, they will get it to you, by law they have to have it out i think it is may 1st, by law. they say they're aiming for 30 days after they got -- so they're aiming for 30 days. ought to get more money pretty
quick. again, that isn't right. >> thank you, michael. in health news, some popular products will go chemical free. >> and the fda proposes a limit on arsenic in cereal. >> reporter: one of the country's largest makers of natural shampoos and skin cleansers is reformulating dozens of products and dropping claims they don't contain a certain chemical. that chemical is sodium lole sulfate a cleaning agent commonly used but some believe it could increase the risk of cancer. the products include earth's best baby shampoo and alba bo tan ka. it expects the changes to be completely late this year or early next year. blue bell creamy told federal inspectors a year after a deadly listeria outbreak forced a massive recall, it hasn't nailed down all the sources of contamination in its plants. the company does, though, have in place programs to effectively control for bacteria. the can recalled all of its frozen desserts from grocery
stores last april before resuming sales in august. frozen broccoli being recalled in 11 states. the company alimentos congelados recalled 1,800 cases. if you have this product, you're urged to throw it away. listeria caused fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. the fda, inorganic arsenic in infant sale, it's a leading source. relative to body weight, they eat about three times more rice than adults. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. coming up next the search for thieves who stole a big-ticket item from the make-a-wish foundation. and kristen sze with a look at what's coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> dan, ama, thanks. coming up next, a bay area woman takes a radical step. why she wants to give back the money she got when her brother died in police custody.
officials are searching for thieves who targeted the san francisco make a fi-a-wish foundation. two men walking out with a scooter donated by giants right fielder hunter pence. here's abc 7 news reporter tiffany wilson. >> reporter: take one look at the always and know make-a-wish is a special place, this helps fund the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses. saturday night two men broke in through the fire door and spent an hour ransacking the office. >> i think they're going to feel badly if they have a conscience at all. >> there's karma in this world, i believe that. >> reporter: the men stuffed backpacks with ipads and other donated goods. >> that's a collector's item that they didn't take. >> reporter: surveillance video shows one man walking out with an autographed scooter donated by giants right fielder hunter
pence. it was auctioned off for $40,000. >> the reason hunter pence donated a scooter to us because he wanted to say thank you to that kid for helping make our city safer. it was stolen again. >> reporter: several years ago, the same scooter was stolen outside a restaurant while pence was eating. the crook returned it to police. when pence realized his skooter was stolen again, he tweeted, i can't believe it, it's scooter-gate all over again, find hunter's scoot time 2. this morning people who work near make-a-which is disgusted. >> that's not right. >> that's the worst place you can steal from. >> reporter: this is actually the second time make-a-wish has been robbed. half a dozen years ago thieves broke into the same office. >> who targets an organization that supports kids who are sick? i feel like it's bad luck more than anything else but it does make you wonder. >> reporter: after that first robbery, make-a-wish started asking employees to carry key cards to access the eighth floor. this time the executive director
says they may need to bring in batkid to deliver justice. it tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> mayor ed lee is going to donate eight ipads that were stolen that his office originally donated to them. that's it for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. i felt this huge smack. >> that smack was a b.b. hitting him in the head. once content shooting at cars, now vandals are targets people. fire breaks out at a santa clara high school in an unusual building. a sea lion. tured in sonoma. how the 900 pound marine mammal tried to cross the road. governor brown makes history giving california the highest minimum wage in the country and now there's a move to make it happen faster. i'm spencer christian. bay area weather is about to go from warm to warmer to downright hot. my forecast is coming up. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news.
for months, someone has been shooting a b.b. gun at cars. now it is people being targeted. >> emergency room, they said, were you on esparia? why do you ask? because somebody else got shot. >> scary. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. what police think started as a prank is turning dangerous in san leandro. this weekend four more cars shot on teagarden street. b.b. gun vandals have been hitting the city for months and these are just some of the locations. but now vandals are targeting people. they shot one man in the head. abc 7 news reporter elissa harrington spoke to that victim today. how is he doing? >> reporter: well, kristen, he had to go to the emergency room and still has part of that pellet stuck in his forehead. the victim wants to get the word out and catch the people responsible before somebody else gets seriously hurt. >> i didn't know really how bad it was. pretty frightening. >> reporter: scott bradley shows us part of a pellet stuck in his
forehead. he says he was hit in a drive-by shooting the night of march 25th outside the first united methodist church on bancroft avenue in san leandro. >> i felt this huge smack and it was pretty heavy duty and so i went, i think they're shooting. i went down to the ground and said, they're shooting. >> reporter: bradley felt a lot of blood and knew he'd been shot. he shared this picture. bloody and scared. he went to the hospital and got an x-ray. medical workers there told him somebody else came in with a similar wound from a b.b. that same night. >> crazy. that's what. it's kind of surreal. it's hard to believe that people are doing that. >> reporter: vandals wielding b.b. and pellet guns have been terrorizing the community for the past few months. in just a week and a half, police have responded to reports of b.b.s blowing out car windows and damaging store fronts. at least three people have been hit. >> we don't want the violence to continue. we don't want anybody to get