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schaaf and barbara bexer. clinton hit on women's issues, raising the minimum wage and california's role in deciding the next president. >> there is work to be done, and it is important work. and the best way we can achieve it is by unifying our country. everybody knows that we can't continue to be divided. we cannot continue to allow americans to be scapegoated and insulted. that is no way to build the future that we want to see! >> reporter: before arriving here for her scheduled event, secretary clinton made a pit stop at her local campaign headquarters in downtown oakland. there she shook hands, took pictures with supporters and volunteers, and thanked them for their work that they've done and for the work that ne will do in the next several weeks leading up to california's primary on june 7th. >> so i am grateful for
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everything you've already done, but we've got work to do. and i really need your help to reach out to as many california voters as you possibly can. >> reporter: now, clinton was accompanied by the secret service, of course, there when she made her stop downtown. here at the school there was a tremendous amount of security, metal detectors and the like. it took quite some time for this large crowd to get through. there was a smattering of protesters, several bernie sanders supporters, and one woman who was upset that this venue was chosen, calling it disrupting to her child's education. she is a parent of a child here at the school. there were also a couple of hecklers inside the event. they called secretary clinton a liar. they chanted a bernie," but they were quickly drowned out by hillary clinton supporters. now, the secretary left here just a few minutes ago. she is now on her way to san francisco.
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in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you. so as you can see, hir hillary clinton is on route to san francisco. she is scheduled to speak at the masonic auditorium in san francisco later tonight. you can see a map of where that is, where she has to travel to. the speech was supposed to begin a couple of minutes ago but obviously, having just left oakland, she's going to be a little delayed. and here's a sky 7 live picture. >> we are live over the school. hillary clinton has just left, on her way now in just a few moments heading into the city. it will of course traffic on the bay bridge in addition to closures. already a busy friday afternoon commute, this is a live look from the bay bridge camera. it's already jam-packed. it will be accentuated when hillary clinton's motorcade is on the move. >> indeed. let's go live to abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman live in san francisco. that is going to be hillary clinton's next stop. >> wayne? >> reporter: thank you, kristen. thank you, dan. i'm listening to you on the
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phone because that's the way we have a signal at the moment. this is the general admission section outside the masonic temple where people have been standing in line for the last hour and now finally beginning to go in. the admission to this event is sold out it. ranges from $45 to $5,000. for $5,000, you get your picture taken with hilary clint nlen. a few moments ago we asked the people what they would say to hilarlary clinton if they had a one-on-one with her. >> keep on the good fight i appreciate it. but tone down the -- >> reporter: what it protesters show up? >> what/? people are allowed to express their opinions. >> so far, there are no protesters at this event. thus far, nothing but love for hillary clinton at this point. i would say the audience is predominantly more women than men but certainly men are well represented in this. the fund raiser to raise money
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for her campaign more necessary than ever now that bernie sanders has said that he will continue to fight to the california primary. he has said he will start advertising sooner than later. so this event is supposedly going to go from 5:00 to 7:00 tonight. it may go later than that if hillary clinton gets stuck on the bay bridge. we'll see how that goes. live in san francisco, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> we've got the giants game as well, wayne. could take a while. thank you. let's turn now to weather. here is how it looks in san francisco, oakland and milpitas, rain hit all across the area today. what's happening right now? sandhya patel is tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> dan, it's pretty cloudy. on live doppler 7 hd, i'll show you where we're still getting some light rain. not here in the bay area but down toward the monterey bay. if you're traveling in that
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direction, light to moderate showers between slealinas, carm. here's how much so far. we've been rating our storms from 1 to 5 on our storm impact scale, 1 is a light system, what we have right on through saturday. scattered showers expected, rainfall up to 0.40, isolated thunder still possible for tomorrow. here's your time line. 6:00, we're still looking at a few showers, 7:00 p.m. they're isolated. you get a few hours' break. if you're stepping out for dinner tonight, you're fine. we will see more showers redeveloping 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, pretty widespread to start your weekend. light to moderate showers at 9:00 a.m. i'll be back to let you know if those showers will head on out of town before the mother's day plans begin. kristen? >> thanks. foed's rain put some damper on some outdoor events including the start of the season for san
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jose's downtown farmer's market. david louie is live at cesar chavez park. >> reporter: kristen, you can see this park is set your opinion for beautiful weather for spring and summer. san jose sat out adirondack chairs for people to linger and enjoy. sometimes mother nature has a different agenda. the rain is good for growers but not so good for vendors like mary anne whose handmade aprons were soaking. >> now, i am having a pressing party for all of these cotton aprons at my home after. you gentlemen are invited. >> reporter: they're looking droopy. >> if we don't get a dry spell, they'll be damp tomorrow. >> reporter: this was opening day for the downtown farmer's market the rain kept crowds smaller than expected but some
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still came out. you probably like the fact it's raining because you get to share an umbrella. >> yeah, of course. that's the beauty of it. >> reporter: what do you think? good excuse to cuddle up? >> yeah. >> reporter: mary liked how her bunch of irises were perking up with the raindrops. >> it's so great to be down here, even though there's rain which we desperately need. the vendors are here and i wish more people would come out. >> reporter: so where can you find an umbrella when you're desperate? this is the umbrella salon in downtown san jose. i wonder if they sell umbrellas here. excuse me, do you sell umbrellas here? >> no! >> reporter: ooh, i guess not. a group called ameeg goes music disbanded as the rain threatened to damage their equipment. across the way, a nearby cheese vendor had a sign that caught my eye. your sign says smile when you say cheese. do you smile when you say rain? >> rain. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> you can keep track of the weather where you live with the abc 7 news app, download it for
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free and track live doppler 7 hd anytime. a jury must now decide whether an oakland man should be sent to death row following his conviction on charges of murdering two people. one of them an 8-year-old girl who was on a sleep-over. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas with the story. >> reporter: this outpouring of emotion from relatives of young alicia carradine came just moments after a jury found this man darnell williams of oakland guilty of her murder. >> i'm just so happy. >> relieved. >> nobody knows. >> reporter: alicia was just 8 years old in july 2013 and sleeping at aitd friend's house when williams came to the door and opened fire. apparently in retaliation for the killing of his friend earlier that day. he fired 15 shots into the home, killing alicia and wounding three others. he was also convicted today in the robbery and murder seven weeks later of 22-year-old anthony maderas in berkeley. >> yeah, i'm truly happy and truly thankful. i'm truly grateful my son is who
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he was. >> we got closure today. we appreciate the closure we got. >> reporter: relatives of the victims were asked not to make any more comments until the stps sentencing phase of the trial is over and the lawyers are under a gag order. darnell williams was convicted in nine felony accounts with enhancements. they make him eligible for the death penalty. court reconvenes on monday may 16th. that's when the jury will begin deciding if darnell williams deserves the death penalty. in oakland, eric thomas, abc 7 news. there are several major developments in the 16-day-old hunger strike against police shootings in san francisco. supporters have stormed city hall and taken over the rotunda as we speak. the protest is happening after the five hunger strikers were taken to the hospital earlier today at the urging of a doctor monitoring their health. a spokesperson says the protesters will continue their hunger strike from the hospital
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where they can be closely monitored. they're encampment outside the mission police station was cleaned up a short while ago. local officials call it a real estate scheme for profit. >> unauthorized. unpermitted. fully prohibited by local law. >> one of san francisco's largest landlords is under attack. the city says it will no longer be played a fool. also ahead, what oakland's mayor is promising after a glitch takes down the police dispatches. plus, the amazing tribute and surprise guest for a local legend willie maze. >> and how you can see a tahoe man and his mt. everest expedition happening live. i'm michael finney. comi dude, dude, dude.
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this is bad. i think we're stuck. we're going to have to talk to each other or something. nooo. i don't like this elevator. (group surprised and laughter) how did that feel? was it fun being stuck? i do not like getting stuck! so, the nissan leaf s only gets 84 miles on a charge. the 2016 chevy volt gets an estimated 400 miles or more on a full charge and a full tank of gas. how's that for not getting stuck? >> announcer: walnut creek, burlingame, campbell, and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. the city of san francisco is
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suing one of its biggest landlords, the academy of art university. here is a look at the school's sprawling real estate empire, 40 properties across the city. the city attorney says the properties are filled with permit violations. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is in the newsroom with the story. vic? >> dan, this is the lawsuit. now, city attorney herrera says the family that owns the academy has been getting away with violations of the planning code because they're rich and politically connected. >> academy of art quite simply is an egregious land use -- >> reporter: city attorney herrera minced no words. academy of art thumbed its nose he said at building code regulations for a decade, that it set up a web of corporate affiliates to purchase and lease properties for the school's use, properties that could have been used for low-income housing. >> they unlawfully deprived 300 residential dwellings we
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desperately need. >> reporter: supervisor scott wiener. >> you can't buy up rent-controlled apartments and convert them to student dorms. >> reporter: the academy has been the subject of nearly two dozen planning commission hearings this past decade for permit violations. the commission has been working with the school to resolve problems. but herrera says he's run out of patience. >> again and again, aeu met our good faith with bad faith. >> reporter: supervisor aaron possess kin a long-time critic of the akd minute's real estate empire. >> the academy has played san francisco for a fool, but that is coming to an end today. >> reporter: herrera's lawsuit targets 23 of the 40 properties the academy operates in the city. james brosnahan, the school's attorney, says the lawsuit was unnecessary. >> we have made a settlement offer as i say, which is a very important part of this picture. >> reporter: brosnahan says they offered the city $10 million. the academy would lease an 89-unit building for affordable
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housing and build new student housing in the future instead of buying existing buildings. in the meantime, brosnahan says he'll continue working with the planning commission. vic lee, abc 7 news. oakland mayor libby scaaf says a solution to the troubled dispatch system is closer than ever. it went down again yesterday, preventing officers from sending and receiving information by computer. >> the good news is that when the radios went out we were able to right away get up on that regional system and get everybody out in the field safely, in communication, and that is the permanent solution that we are making great pro dwres towards. scaat says the city is in negotiations to switch over. critics including the police union say the transfer can't come soon enough. sad news to report. a beloved penguin which caused a sensation by wearing a wet suit has died after decades of delighting fans.
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pierre lived in golden gate park. a few years ago he started losing feathers and would hardly swim or eat. the academy made him a special wet suit while his feathers grew back. it was such a success, pierre had a children's boong written about him. he died of kidney failure. penguins in the wild live 15 to maybe 20 years. a california climber and his friend are in the process of summiting mt. everest and you can follow it all on snapchat. this is video of adrian ballinger and his friend corey richards. their goal, to be the first to reach the top while documenting the entire experience on snapch snapchat. >> we just finished right here over 25,000 feet. i'm pretty sure i'm the highest human on the planet. >> every step is hard work now. man, is it beautiful. >> you can follow the journey by becoming friends with the everest account. they appear to be getting very
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close to the top. >> that's fun. if your smart watch screen is too small for your fingers, you can make it bigger by turning your arm into the touchpad. no kidding. researchers at carnegie mellon university came up with technology that turns your skin into a touch sensor. the device called skin track sends high frequency signals into the user's arm. that way it will react when touched. they hope the technology can be integrated into future smart watches. we'll all be doing this, right? >> exactly. do you know what was too small for me today? the umbrella. >> oh, you needed one. it really came down in spots. sandhya patel is tracking the potential for more rain. >> that's right. it was coming down pretty good earlier today. right now we're getting a break, but there is still quite a bit of cloud cover. dan and kristen, let's check out live doppler 7 hd. hopefully you can hang up the umbrellas for the second half of your weekend. but you will need them for the first half. right now on the radar, we are still tracking light to moderate shower activity between salinas
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and carmel valley and one toward monterey. the area of low pressure that's been trirging the thunderstorms around the state bringing high elevation snow, california is getting its share right now, it's going to keep the potential for some more showers and isolated thunder in our forecast. so san jose camera showing you the cloudy skies right now and the temperatures look like this. it's a cooler day, upper 50s san francisco, oakland san jose, 55 in half moon bay, a live look from lake tahoe, they've been seeing snow at the highest elevations above 8,000, 9,000 feet. now, going into tomorrow and sunday, they're looking at some more scattered showers and some thunder. temperatures right now in santa rosa 60, fin in napa livermore 61. and there is some low cloudiness and fog around the golden gate bridge. you'll want to be careful if you're stepping out tonight. scattered showers through tomorrow, chance of isolated thunder. it will be brighter and milder for mother's day. we bring in the storm impact scale, rate our storms 1 to 5. we've done this all winter and sprin. 5 is a severe storm. we haven't seen any of those.
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most have been 1s and 2s. current system going into saturday is a 1, a light system. look for more showers, rainfall up to 0.40 inch and we can't rule out thunder as the low moves into southern california. and moisture wraps back around. 7:00 tonight we'll still see some showers primarily over the hills. we have a little bit of a break until tomorrow morning, 4:00 a.m. while you're sleeping hopefully another round of some rain comes through. 8:00 a.m. it's pretty widespread, light to moderate in intensity. then we head into noontime, just some scattered showers around, becoming spotty in nature until 7:00 p.m. when that next batch comes through primarily in the north bay and then slipping toward san francisco. by 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. it wiepds down saturday night. as far as your rainfall totals are concerned, i have to be honest with you, most models have been overdoing the amount of rain we're expecting. could see up to 0.40 inches, but it will be a lot like today where we saw the brief downpours and then it's done. temperatures low to mid-50s.
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we'll see the scattered showers for tomorrow morning. then tomorrow afternoon, you're looking at still some spotty showers, low to upper 60s for your saturday. a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, 1 on the storm impact scale for tomorrow. mother's day is dry. you will see some more sun if you have outdoor plans you're fine with moms, low 60s to mid-70s, warming trend continues next week when we start to see low to mid-80s inland, 60s along the coastline and it is pretty much a sunny streak all the way through friday. looking good, kristen, for moms on mother's day. happy mother's day to you and all the moms out there. back to you guys. >> you, too, sandhya. >> thanks. calling all captain america fans. up next, the big event to celebrate the original superheroes. >> then at 5:30 on "world news" -- coming up, breaking news. we're on the scene tonight, the killing spree, three separate cities, six shots. the suspect a law enforcement officer. an entire city on fire and the
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stunning image coming in, one family the camera in their home as the flames break through the windows, next. david, thank you. and they say it will transform the movie experience. new at 6, a look at the revolutionary next generation loser projection system unveiled today in san francisco. we'll show it to you at 6 and a lot mo
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well, a heads-up for b.a.r.t. ride hers. no frane between san leandro and -- b.a.r.t. crews are repairing equipment and tracks. there ace a bhus bridge for passengers but delays are likely. be warned. the work ask exceed uled for more weekends through june 19th. call it christmas for comic book lovers. tomorrow is free comic book day. shops around the country will be handing out free comics either special edition reprints or all new stories. this is video from last year. interesting costumes. comic book day has been around for a few years and aligned with
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new superhero movies. that's the case this year. "captain america: civil war" opens this weekend. if you want a list of stores hosting the event it's on our website. well, it is such a shame that these cameras don't have a nose because this looks like it smells fantastic. >> we need smell avision. >> these things are amazing. free stuff. two words, lefty o'douls. >> awesome. >> great. they're down at union square. here's what they're offering you tonight. you've got until 9:00 to get there. >> oh, wow. >> two free sliders. these are corn beef sliders. the reason they're giving you corned beef sliders i assume because the irish news boys are playing there tonight. >> oh, fun. >> that's a whole bunch of local journ journalists actually play together. they're going to be down at lefty o'douls, just a half block off union square. these are fabulous. by the way, tell nick i say
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hello. >> nick is great. >> if you can't make that tonight, which would be foolish, we've got stand-up for you. san jose improv. you'll receive up to six free tickets at the san jose improv. you have a choice from 14 different shows. psychic medium, comedy, an all ages magic show, value s vary. from may 19th to the end of may, get in on this for you and your kids. it's really great. >> that would be a blast. >> fun. how do we get all this? >> 1-800-or log on to abc 7 news dox. remember lefty o'douls endzs at 9:00 p.m. get in on that. you can find brand name products and big discounts all over the internet but you need to watch out. tonight i investigate how you may be buying substandard products without even knowing it. this is a special "7 on your
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side" investigation tonight at 11:00 on abc 7 news. >> it's shocking what you found, how easy it is for us to be fooled. >> it is amazing. >> got to watch. san francisco brings two icons together. >> what happens when you mix a cable car and willie mays? >> the answer when abc 7 news at 5 continues. stay with us.
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a local landmark is about to
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reop reopen. we take you inside the new san francisco museum of modern art for an exclusive look at the new 20-story addition to a bay area cultural destination. the new sfmoma now includes one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world exploding from 12,000 to 32,000 pieces. join ama daetz tonight at 6:30 for an exclusive look inside sfmoma, the new view on modern. >> be sure to tune in for that. but first, ama daetz is here with a look at what's coming up on abc 7 news at 6. team coverage of hillary clinton's bay area visit tops our newscast at 6. she just wrapped up a campaign stop in oakland. we'll have her arrival for her san francisco fund raiser. will protesters be there, too? and steph curry steps things up at practice today. larry biel will let us know how close he is to returning to game action, all coming up in a half hour on abc 7 news at 6. thanks so much, ama. >> willie mays turned 85 years
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old today and received a special present in san francisco. >> he sure did. abc 7 news was at the cable car museum as city leaders dedicated a cable car to the legendary giants outfielder, car number 24, the same number mays wore in his 24 all-star seasons. >> today's tribute including a surprise video recording. check it out. >> i've gotten to spend some time with willie in the white house and on air force one. two places i'd never be if people like willie hadn't pushed us toward a more inclusive america. his legacy is that giant. >> nobody told me the president was going to call. i'm surprised he didn't call my house to tell me he's going to do all this stuff. it's just a wonderful wonderful feeling. >> wow. the cable car was originally built in 1887. it operates on the powell mason and powell hyde street lines. as we said, two icons. >> both endearing for sure. >> "world news with david muir" is coming up next. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. for all of us here, we
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appreciate your time. you'll get live pictures of hillary clinton making her way across the bay bridge into san francisco. >> have a good night. we tonight, the deadly shooting spree. we're on the scene right now. 24 hours of terror, across three cities. and the images just released. the dramatic takedown, ramming into his car. a law enforcement officer accused of opening fire outside two shopping malls and at his children's schools. also, these images coming in at this hour. the camera inside this home, capturing the flames breaking through. an entire city up in flames. authorities now saying it's out of control. we also have donald trump one-on-one tonight, and we ask, what does he make of paul ryan not supporting him? and the former presidents that say they won't go to the convention. his new response tonight. extreme storms hitting both coasts at this hour.

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