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then 1960s, carl reinner cast her as laura petrie on "the dick van dyke show." >> don't play innocent with me, rob. >> reporter: moore's comedic energy lit up the screen and a star was born. her success continued in the '70s with "the mary tyler moore show" where moore showed single working women could have it all with seven emmy awards and three golden dplo een globes on the s was nominated for a best actress oscar for her role in "ordinary people." >> you blame me for the whole thing. >> reporter: amid her success came personal tragedies at home. in 1980, her only son, ritchie, died at just 24 when he accidentally shot himself. in her memoir, "after all" moore acknowledged she was a recovering alcoholic. she also publicly discussed her struggle with diabetes, spending many years raising money to fund medical research. >> the solution starts with our
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willingness to share our stories. >> reporter: she never quit working. in her later years moore made several television guest appearances on "that 70s show." >> i look fantastic! >> reporter: after more than 50 years on television and in films, her memory continues to inspire. ♪ you might just make it after all ♪ >> reporter: elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> women in the bay area are remembering mary tyler moore as a figure who was pivotal to the evolution of the modern woman. >> she introduced a new idea for a lot of women, especially at that time, that you weren't tied to somebody, you know, a male figure in your life that you had to be at their side, that you could be your own person. >> she was one of the first feminists as far as bringing about women's rights, a single woman working, which was
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unusual. a woman that stood up for the rights of other women. >> and we posted this picture of mary tyler moore on our facebook page. you can share your memories of her by commenting or sharing this post on your page. now to our other top story today, the flurry of activity from president trump and his administration. among them plans for a border wall and stripping sanctuary cities of federal funding. >> lana zak has been following the fast-moving details in washington. >> reporter: the white house plans to use the power of the purse to make immigration changes. >> we're going to strip federal grant money from sanctuary cities. >> reporter: immigration on the top of the president's agenda at the department of homeland security. >> beginning today, the united states of america gets back control of its borders, gets back its borders. >> reporter: president trump used his executive power to order the building of a wall, telling abc's david muir he will still ask mexico for payment,
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but the u.s. taxpayer will front the cost for the sake of expediency. >> certainly planning starting immediately. >> reporter: and president trump also telling david muir he's considering torture as a strategy to fight terror, but will listen to his advisers. >> i asked them the question, does it work. does torture work. and the answer was yes, absolutely. >> reporter: the message from fellow republicans, torture will not be allowed. >> with respect to torture, that's banned. those issues are settled law. congress has spoken. >> reporter: and the unfounded issue of massive voter fraud is not going away. the president announced an investigation, despite no evidence that millions voted illegally. >> you have people who are registered who are dead, who are illegals, who are in two states. you have people registered in two states. >> reporter: but a florida election official confirmed to me that steve banbannon, the president's own advisor, was listed as being able to vote in both new york and florida for the last election. you know, it's a reminder that
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voting inaccuracies are not the same thing as voter fraud. reporting from washington, lana zak, abc 7 news. >> thank you. on the subject of voter fraud, mr. trump is vowing to launch an investigation and california appears to be under his microscope. >> abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is here with the latest on that. >> well, with this early morning tweet, president trump announced he will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud. his press secretary, sean spicer, indicated where. >> i think when you look at where a lot of potential of a lot of these could have occurred in bigger states, that's where i think we're going to look. >> well, california is a big state. in fact the biggest, where 3.2 million more votes were cast for hillary clinton than for mr. trump. the president-elect first put the words "voter fraud" and "california" together in this tweet shortly after the election. california secretary of state alex padilla says he's seen no evidence of irregularities. >> calling for a massive
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investigation when there's no basis for it is dangerous, it's not productive. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi from san francisco is also critical of the president. >> i frankly feel very sad about the president making this claim. i felt sorry for him. i even prayed for him. but then i prayed for the united states of america. >> well, democrats are firing back. today three leading house democrats sent this letter to each state basically asking for a list of any known voter fraud cases during the election, and they're giving the states one month to respond. larry and ama. >> busy day at the white house. president trump also signed an executive order seeking to end sanctuary cities that in his words harbor illegal immigrants. the president promised to cut federal spending to cities that do not comply. lyanne melendez is live from san francisco city hall with more on what this would mean financially for the city. >> reporter: well, larry, there
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are more than 300 cities in this country that consider themselves sanctuary cities, and all of them get some kind of financial aid, federal dollars from the federal government, but not all of them get the kind of money that larger cities like san francisco, l.a., chicago and new york receive. now, they stand to lose a lot of money, and the question, of course, is can they survive without it. mayor ed lee says san francisco stands firm, it will continue to protect its sanctuary city laws that have been in place for the past 27 years. >> we stand united that a safer city is a city that doesn't allow its residents to live in fea fear. >> reporter: today dozens of immigration advocates took to city hall chanting an organized community will never be deported. it was in response to president trump's executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary
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cities. >> i think families are both afraid and ready to push back. >> reporter: but today's action by the white house did not have any specifics. still, because san francisco is both a city and county, it stands to lose a large sum of money. the $1 billion in federal funds san francisco receives a year makes up more than 10% of its $9.6 billion budget. schools, public health, law enforcement, transportation, are among some of the many programs that receive federal funds. >> they used the word streams of federal grants. we're not sure what that means, because some of those grants are designed to carry out the stuff that we're obligated to do. if they don't want to fund it, i suppose they can defund us for that reason. >> reporter: the mayor says it's too early to say how the city will make up for a possible shortfall or who would pay for it. jason clark is with the san francisco republican party. >> it's going to rely heavily on the middle and working classes to make up for that.
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you know, money is tight here. it's not cheap to live here. so i think you're going to see a backlash. >> reporter: now, here is what the mayor said when i asked him if this threat pits people against each other. now ed lee says it's my obligation to keep our city united. i'm leave in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you. we'll have much more on the president's first week in office coming up in a little bit. on abc 7 news at 5:00 we'll have reaction here in the bay area on mr. trump's proposed border wall. in the sierra, squaw valley is open again one day after a ski patrol member died on the job. the 42-year-old was killed yesterday after an explosive device used for avalanche control detonated. state safety officials are investigating the accident. the resort says employees are deeply saddened and squaw valley only decided to open today after talking with ski patrol. rescuers have called off their search for a san jose man who vanished in the chilly waters of san francisco bay near
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fremont about 24 hours ago. search teams from several agencies launched boats near the dumbarton bridge. the trouble began when kevin maldonado's kayak started taking on water. the 32-year-old then disappeared while a friend was towing him back to the shore. >> and it was very cold last night. so if he could have gotten himself out of the water, up on one of the levees, you know, there's still a chance. >> fremont firefighters also used drones to search areas that are hard to reach by boat. a 34-year-old cold case in solano county finally solved. today they announced the arrest of marvin markle. laura anthony is live at the solano county jail with the story. laura. >> reporter: marvin markle was already in prison for a prior
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murder in 2004, but yesterday he was moved to the jail here in solano county to face charges that he killed a young girl here two decades earlier. it was a murder that rocked an entire community. november, 1982, the body of a 14-year-old girl, deanna lynn johnson, was found next to train tracks, out in the open, badly beaten just blocks from her vacaville home. >> we miss her very much. >> reporter: now, finally her mother and father have the news they have been waiting three decades to hear, the arrest of a long-time suspect, 51-year-old marvin markle. >> and we are encouraged that the truth will prevail and finally justice will be done. >> it's been cruel to this community for way too long. >> reporter: vacaville police chief john carly says deanna's case became very personal to all who worked on it. from the day the ninth grader was reported missing after failing to come home from a
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neighborhood party. then 17 years old, markle was there too. and while investigators had their suspicions, they couldn't make an arrest until now. >> some people share things with people, you know, and confide in people over the years. and that happened. >> reporter: because he was 17 at the time of the murder, markle will initially be arraigned in solano county juvenile court thursday morning. laura anthony, abc 7 news. still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00, they have had enough. the action the operators of an east bay shopping center are taking to keep b.a.r.t. riders from using their parking lot. also, the help one bay area city is about to get to help repair damage from our devastating storms. and a view of the abundant sierra snowfall like you may have never seen before. i'm spencer christian. here's our next approaching weather system. i'll show the
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they are saying enough when it comes to b.a.r.t. passengers. the marketplace shopping center is just a short walk from the b.a.r.t. station. amy hollyfield tells us more. >> reporter: shoppers at the union square marketplace in union city say finding a parking spot here can be quite a challenge. >> hectic. hectic. it's hard finding parking. i go around like three times or i sit there and i wait and cars are honking and honking for me to move out of their way and i'm waiting for this car to get out, so yeah, it's hard. >> reporter: shoppers are competing with b.a.r.t. riders, who use this lot, even though
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they aren't supposed to. officials with the shopping center have had enough and are now towing b.a.r.t. riders' cars out of the lot. police say tow truck drivers are watching the people get out of their cars and walk to b.a.r.t. >> the tow company comes later in the afternoon, which is well and beyond the two-hour limit you're allowed to park there. if the cars are still there, they're towing the cars out. yesterday they had four tow trucks working the parking lot. >> reporter: according to b.a.r.t., 5,221 people enter the union city b.a.r.t. station each day. the station's parking lot has 1,144 parking spaces. police say the shopping center is within its right to tow the cars. the police department has nothing to do with this because it is private property. but even some officers appreciate the enforcement. >> and not only as a police officer but as a citizen that lives here and uses that shopping center, i know how bad the parking was there for customers. >> reporter: look how full the shopping center parking lot is today and we don't see any tow
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trucks here right now, but don't let that tempt you. i checked in with the tow company and they're going to charge you at least $270 to recover your car. in union city, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. the self-driving uber cars are back in san francisco with a twist. uber put the brakes on a fleet of autonomous cars last month after a fight with the city and state over permits. this time around uber says the vehicles will only be used to map streets. there will be a driver behind the wheel and the self-driving function will be disabled. the dmv says it's okay with that. some people believe uber still plans to deploy self-driving cars in the city. a city that's seen a lot of damage from winter weather finally got some good news today. melanie woodrow with the story from pacifica. >> reporter: it was just about a year ago that congresswoman jackie spear toured winter storm-damaged pacifica. today she returned with good news. >> this is a story of the federal, state and local
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governments rolling up their sleeves and working together for long-term solutions. this is government working. >> reporter: pacifica city manager announced state and federal assistance obtained to repair 12 sites. >> the total estimated cost of repairs for the 12 damaged sites is estimated at $3.6 million. >> reporter: the city qualifies for $1 million under the california disaster assistance act. $2 million is being covered by insurance and another $600,000 by the city. >> i'd like to thank all of our pacifica city staff for their hard work and long hours during these times. >> reporter: a project needed to protect streets and utilities is also being given favorable consideration for state funding. today crews once again worked on a beach access path that's been closed due to a large sinkhole. the residents and official recognize repairs may not be permanent. >> these big waves in the last
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two weeks have been pounding the day lights out of it. >> mother nature will continue to challenge this beautiful coastal town. >> reporter: the u.s. army corps of engineers has approved the first phase of three projects the city submitted for consideration. in pacifica, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. the canyon roads that run through the east bay have been battered by the storms. mudslides and downed trees have been a big problem. today abc 7 news found a crew cleaning up between castro valley and san ramon. that created delays for drivers. the work crew tells us they'll be back out there from 9:00 to 3:00. check this out, this is a drone's-eye view and it is spectacular of the incredible snowpack in the sierra. this is video of the north lake tahoe on monday by drone pro. yesterday we reported the sierra has a full year's worth of snow with two and a half months left in the season. i mean the view is just spectacular. >> stunning.
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>> a drastic change. but not much snow coming in the next few days. >> not in the next few days. we have some clouds moving in tonight that may produce a sprinkle or two, but no snow until perhaps next week. here's a look at live doppler 7. we have mainly sunny skies, although clouds are a bit more prominent in the late afternoon hours. you can see that by the shading there on the radar image. let's take a look from our live camera at the golden gate bridge, where we see partly cloudy skies. current temperature readings are 54 here in san francisco. actually mid-50s in every location, san francisco, oakland, mountain view, san jose, gilroy and half moon bay. this is the view, dramatic view from our east bay hills camera looking westward over the bay. temperatures are in the low to mid-50s in santa rosa, napa, novato, fairfield, concord and livermore. this is our view here at abc 7. these are your forecast features. there is a slight chance of a couple of isolated early morning showers. we'll see sunnier, milder days
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friday through monday and rain returns the middle of next week. surf is getting rough. we will have a high surf advisory in effect from 3:00 a.m. tomorrow to 3:00 a.m. friday as a strong westerly swell will generate breakers up to and perhaps above 20 feet. there's the possibility of strong rip currents and sneaker waves. here's what's approaching us in the atmosphere. our forecast an nation starts at 7:00 this evening. we'll see a long line of clouds and moisture moving generally toward the north bay coastline. there is a chance, however, in the overnight hours and early morning hours we could see a spotty or isolated shower or two. we don't expect any measurable rainfall from that system. it will be chilly overnight with some areas of fog. low temperatures in the low to mid-30s once again in our inland valleys, low 40s around the bay. then tomorrow under sunny skies by afternoon we'll see highs generally in the mid-50s. a very narrow range of highs. in the middle of next week we get our next storm, it ranks 1 on the storm impact scale. it moves in late producing up to
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about a half inch of rainfall. breezy at times with this system but a storm of light intensity. here's the forecast animation starting next tuesday evening, 7:00. we'll see light rain spread in some cases even moderate rain spreading generally across the bay area by the beginning of the morning commute next wednesday. looks like the rain will be with us through most of the day before it ends. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. this weekend, lunar new year begins on saturday. it's the year of the rooster. and we're going to have a little bit milder weather also over the weekend going into next monday when we'll see high temperatures in the mid-60s. then a cooldown on tuesday before that rain arrives next wednesday. and that's your seven-day forecast. >> nice. >> thank you, spencer. all right, coming up, a crash in utah. look at this, that was caught on camera. >> goodness. >> amazingly, no one was seriously hurt. we'll have more. and one of the most recognized and prominent voices in the history of sports television announces he's
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we're now getting a look at the moment of impact between a commuter train and that fedex truck. the video from a dash cam shows the truck crossing the tracks and just being broadsided pie that train with 82 people on board. if you look closely, you can see that the crossing gates are up but the warning lights that should be flashing and the bells that should be sounding are not. >> the train was below the speed limit at the time because of the snowy conditions, the weather and the ice at the time, so it was below normal speed and he did apply emergency brake prior to impact, which slowed him down even further. >> amazingly the truck driver wasn't hurt and none of the passengers suffered any serious injuries. the man who coined the phrase "you are looking live" is
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retiring. broadcasting icon brent musburger will call it a career at the endi of this month. he has done it all from his days at cbs. he was the first big time nfl pregame host, brent has done everything, including little league. grarks at every step. when i was a kid i called him out of the blue when i was working for the university of hawaii student newspaper and he spent half an hour with me on the phone. did not know me from anybody and he was talking about his career, just gracious. years later we ended up working together on espn radio. one time i asked him about his favorite event to broadcast. you said you know, kid, i never look back. he always looked forward. musburger says he's going to launch a gambling business in las vegas, which actually is no surprise to us, given he always knew the spread of every game that he was calling. speaking of upcoming games, saturday here on abc 7 catch the warriors taking on the l.a.
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clippers at oracle arena. our coverage starts at 5:00 followed by after the game with mike shumann and kerry keating all here on abc 7. coming up here on abc 7 news at 4:00, president trump takes the first step on building his border wall. not if governor brown can help im. a high school teacher's emotional ruse, faking cancer, perhaps to cover up something illegal. plus -- [ bell ringing ] >> the dow finishes in territory wall street has never seen before. another half hour of a tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive
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and here are the stories making headlines as we approach 4:30. hollywood remembers mary tyler moore, the beloved tv star who turned the world on with her smile. the oscar-nominated actress best known for her roles in "the dick van dyke show" and "the mary tyler moore show" died today at 80 years old. viola davis tweeted thanks for the first real image of a woman being independent, funny and vulnerable. thank you for changing the face of tv. #marytylermoore. controversy as a political consultant pleaded guilty of
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child porn naef. enrique pearce sentencing on child porn continued because sheriff objects to electronic monitoring plea deal. president trump making a big push to crack down on immigration and deliver on his promise to build that wall on the u.s./mexico border. abc news reporter kenneth moten has mixed reaction. >> reporter: the first step to president donald trump's signature campaign promise. >> we will build a great wall. >> reporter: but the executive action to build that wall along the u.s./mexico border and restrict immigration already facing big barriers. in california, governor jerry brown is preparing for a battle. >> we will defending everybody, every man, woman and child who has come here for a better life and contributed to the well-being of our state. >> reporter: immigration advocates point to negative impacts on businesses that need workers. trump and supporters point to safety.
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>> you have to understand what i'm doing is good for the united states. it's also going to be good for mexico. >> considering the terrorist attacks that have taken place, i mean i don't blame him for deciding to take that action. >> reporter: trump's plan to crack down on immigration in sanctuary cities has led to widespread protests. in texas, there's mixed reaction about a border wall and doubts its effectiveness along rugged terrain. trump promises mexico will pay for it. for now crucial homeland security funds will be diverted. >> i don't think a wall is feasible. i don't think it's particularly the smartest way to use taxpayer dollars on infrastructure. >> reporter: opponents may be moving fast to take on president trump's immigration plans, but trump is moving even faster. he says construction on that border wall will start in a few months. kenneth moten, abc news, los angeles. demonstrators in mar teenes got a surprise today. about 60 people gathered outside
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the county building to ask the sheriff to stop cooperating with i.c.e. suddenly the sheriff appeared behind the crowd. he waved. he said his department abides by the trust act and doesn't hold those detained for federal immigration agents, but i.c.e. does get notified if anyone is jailed. >> i heard of the protests and wanted to go out and at least listen to what they had to say. again, i think they're reasonable people, they feel very strongly and i respect their right to protest. >> i am a citizen, i am a latina. >> you brought your drum today. >> yes. >> sheriff livingston says he and other sheriffs will meet with governor brown monday on the growing divide between california and washington. president trump revealed today he would approve of torturing terror suspects. mr. trump spoke to abc news anchor david muir during his first one-on-one interview since taking office.
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>> mr. president, you told me during the debates that you would bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse. >> i want to keep our country safe. i want to keep our country safe. when they're chopping off the heads of our people and other people, when they're chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a christian in the middle east, when isis is doing things nobody has heard of since medieval times, would i feel strongly about waterboarding, as far as i'm concerned we have to fight fire with fire. now, with that being said, i'm going with general mattis, i'm going with my secretary, because i think pompeo is going to be phenomenal. i'm going to go with what they say. but i have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago with people at the highest level of intelligence and i asked them the question, does it work? does torture work? and the answer was yes, absolutely. >> you're now the president. do you want waterboarding? >> i don't want people to chop off the citizens' or anybody's
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heads in the middle east action okay, because they're christian or muslim or anything else. i don't want -- look, now they chop them off and put them on camera and send them all over the world. so we have that and we're not allowed to do anything. we're not playing on an even field. i will say this. i will rely on pompeo and mattis and my group. and if they don't want to do, that's fine. if they do want to do, then i will work toward that end. i want to do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally. but do i feel it works? absolutely i feel it works. >> we'll have much more from david muir's first one-on-one white house interview with president trump later tonight on abc 7. the interview airs tonight at 10:00 tonight. the national park service employees twitter campaign against president trump is spreading. a day after three climate related tweets sent out were
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deleted, other park accounts have sent out tweets that appear to defy president trump. redwood's national park sent out a tweet about climate change that ended with more redwoods would mean less #climatechange. on friday the interior department briefly suspended the twitter accounts after they retweeted photos of turnout at the president's nomination. they made the decision after a concern the account was hacked. arnold schwarzenegger attended pope francis' weekly audience at the vatican today. california's former governor sat in the front row with his girlfriend, heather milligan. the vatican said the encounter was not officially organized and no private meeting was scheduled. like the pontiff, schwarzenegger is passionate about the fight against climate change. he attended the paris climate talks in 2015. it was a big day on wall street. for the first time the dow closed above 20,000. [ bell ringing ]
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today's milestone comes just two months after the dow shot past 19,000 points. the biggest winners included banks and large industrial companies. here's a closer look at the closing numbers. as you can see, the dow closed at 20,068.51. that's up a little more than three-quarters of a percent from yesterday's close. some students in texas raised thousands of dollars for a teacher's aide. they thought he was battling cancer. it turns out he faked having cancer to conceal federal charges. abc news reporter elizabeth hur has the story. >> reporter: a popular teacher's aide and basketball coach, kevin lebone. >> thank you, guys. >> reporter: seen thanking students and staff at a texas middle school last friday for raising thousands of dollars and even donating a car to help him fight cancer. >> when people love you like this, it's just -- it's just truly overwhelming. >> reporter: now has some explaining to do, but the community is still waiting. >> we're heartbroken. we're embarrassed.
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>> reporter: he first told school officials he had prostate cancer last month. then just this week, he claimed he had been cured. >> we didn't have to search longer than five seconds to find something. >> reporter: a quick google search revealed in october, he pleaded guilty to federal charges of misappropriating taxpayer money and we're told he eventually admitted to the school principal he lied and drove the donated car to west virginia to be sentenced for that crime. >> to know that he did this to the staff, he did this to the students, he took money from our students. how can someone do that? >> reporter: the school district is also investigating how mabone passed a federal background check when he was hired in august. >> you go through the sadness and then the anger comes and the betra betrayal. >> i didn't know he was going to sit there and do us like that. >> reporter: school officials say at this point they just hope the money and the car will be returned. local police say they're looking into this to see if any criminal
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charges are warranted. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. we have much more ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00. abc 7 recognizes local stars doing extraordinary things. meet a man called the heart and soul of a nonprofit helping oakland teens. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. post them with the #askfinney and i'll answer them in just a little bit. i'm spencer christian. we're looking at a beautiful shot of the western sky. the sun is about to set in just under an hour and clouds are gathering. could there be rain on the horizon?
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so delicious, it should have another name. abc 7 stars recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things. >> a man is being called the heart and soul of a nonprofit helping oakland teens. >> reporter: the kids who come to dream catcher youth center haven't had easy lives. many have been abused, sexually exploited or grew up in homes without enough food, but they do have dwayne. >> they need to know who's in charge. they need to know that it's a structured program, right. and that all their basic needs will be taken care of. >> reporter: dwayne helped launch dream catcher more than 16 years ago. it's the only youth shelter in alameda county. >> when a lot of kids come in, they come in to find out we're like a missing piece that they
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lacked at home. >> reporter: the shelter has eight beds and a drop-in center where kids can do laundry, eat a free dinner or simply relax in a safe place. it also provides health services, job support, therapy and legal help. >> when they arrive here, we have a youth who's been traumatized. the longer they have been out on the streets, the more they have been exploited in many different ways. >> reporter: and that means they often have a tough time trusting adults. but in this house it's different. >> they trust dwayne when they don't trust anybody else. >> reporter: after five years of struggling to secure grants and permits, dream catcher is about a month away from opening its new facility next door. right now more than 100 teens sleep there each year and another 300 to 400 use the drop-in center. in the new shelter, they hope to double the number of kids they can help. the space is changing but the goal is not. they'll continue to provide stability and structure, a stepping stone for kids who have lost their way. >> dream catcher is my calling. this is something i'm passionate about because i know that i can help a youth, and youth know
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that they can come and depend on me. >> reporter: it was an honor to meet dwayne and everyone at dream catcher. thank you, dwayne. your selfless work helping local teens makes you an abc 7 star. well, if you'd like to help dream catcher or nominate someone to be an abc 7 star, you can find all the information you need at okay, we'll start with live doppler 7 showing an increase in clouds and a little moisture is approaching the north bay coastline. we could see a sprinkle or two overnight, but rain, measurable rain is not likely. check out this view of the sky over the bay from our rooftop camera as we skip ahead because this weekend marks the beginning of the lunar new year, the year of the rooster. this first weekend of the new year is going to be sunny and relatively mild. speaking of mild, the high temperature trend for the week ahead in san jose shows a trend toward milder weather. the next couple of days will be below average for this time of
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the year but it will soar will above with high temperatures sunday, monday and tuesday reaching the mid to upper 60s and that's indicative of the basic temperature trend all across the bay area. meanwhile our chances of rain are zero, increasing on tuesday and wednesday. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice, we're going to have a dry pattern into next tuesday, but wednesday we expect a storm to come in that will rank 1 on the storm impact scale. rain is likely. not heavy rain but measurable rain nonetheless, so enjoy the dry weather because it's going to change in the middle of next week. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, elon musk has had it with l.a. traffic. after a cryptic new year's tweet, musk is back with more and his serious plan to cut down on congestion. >> today's q & a is ahead and i have a
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well, out of the blue the demand for george orwell's novel "1984" is skyrocketing. the book became the top seller on amazon's computer generated list overnight. many are attributing the increase to president trump's
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inauguration. others to the term "alternative fac facts" mentioned by kellyanne conway and some are calling all of this orwellian. gloomy tale of an oppressive government that controls minds through a ministry of truth. billionaire inventor elon musk says he's had it with l.a.'s notoriously bad traffic and he wants to do something about it. today the ceo of spacex and tesla announced he's ready to move ahead with the new order to bore underground tunnels for traffic. he plans to call his company the boring company. he plans on releasing more details at a later date. >> the animation looks very cool. hewlett-packard is recalling more batteries. the company announced today it's expanding the recall issues last june. this new recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold between march of 2013 and october of 2016 in the u.s., canada and mexico.
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so get your pen ready here. the laptops include the hp probook, the hp envy, hp pavilion, compaq and compaq presario. the batteries could overheat and catch fire. michael finney is here answering questions sent to him via facebook, twitter and e-mail. jada asks are the expiration dates on food accurate? >> they're very misleading, jada, i've got to tell you. you've come to the right place to ask this question because i've done a lot of reporting on this over the years. the dates you see on products are really confusing. for the most part they're only for nonperishable items. here's what you'll see, best by, sell by and best if used by. those are set by the manufacturer, not by the government. and they're related to quality, not safety. now, perishable items like milk and eggs are usually good even past their sell by date so the best test for those are smell
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and a sight test to see if they're still okay to eat. only certain cheeses, deli meats and shellfish are dangerous past the best by date. there is federal legislation pending to simplify and clarify these labels, but it's not there yet. next question, esther from san francisco asks could you give me some advice on saving for college for my 2-year-old? >> you're starting at the right time. you really have to get on it right now. saving for college is not easy. the only deal out there is a 529 plan. that's an investment account where the money grows tax-free. you put money in, it grows tax-free. look, i just want to assure you of a couple of things. everyone is in your situation. almost no one can save enough money so you can't get discouraged. you put in as much as you can afford. when you're putting in $50 a week, it looks like you're not making a denting but that's better than nothing a week. over time you build it up. everybody gets there and takes that's just the reality. >> and hope the free tuition
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proposal in the state of california gets some momentum and they get that done. >> right. you're still going to be paying for dorms. you've still got to have some money around. megan asks i'm looking for a personal loan to pay property taxes, but i'm afraid of scams. what's your advice for the best loans? >> megan, there isn't a loan specifically for paying your taxes, but if you had good credit, i want you to consider a zero percent interest credit card. some are offering interest rates right now for 18 months, zero percent, so that's free money for 18 months. you're looking at a home equity line if you can't get that or a second mortgage. those are running as much as 10% right now. shoot for the zero percent if you can pull it off and you've got to pull it off. you've got 18 months, but you've got to get it done. >> if somebody has a question, how do they get ahold of you? >> monday through friday, 10:00 to 2:00, 415-954-8151. you can reach be also through
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facebook and on our web page. >> who calls people? >> a lot of people call me every day. >> they do? >> sometimes you want to hear a voice and you have a follow-up question. but we're good for e-mail too, so either way. >> thank you, michael. it doesn't seem like the most romantic way to show your love on valentine's day, but this is definitely an attention getter. the bronx zoo has kicked off its annual name a roach event. it's a video presented by the zoo. zoo goers and anybody else interested can name a madagascar hissing cockroach in honor of a loved one. maybe we should call this one john. a zoo spokesperson says nothing says love like naming a roach. hi, john. all proceeds go to the wildlife conservation society. >> at least the proceeds go to a good spot. well, most babies like to cuddle with mom, but one little
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and t anteater appears to be just as happy riding on her mama's back. >> here she is just hanging on for dear life. this is the newest member of the brookfield zoo in illinois. not really that giant yet. >> no. this little pup is only two months old. she's the second giant anteater born at the zoo. her sister was born at the zoo and moved to the pittsburgh zoo. abc 7 news at 4:00 continuous. up next, another part of raider nation fighting to keep the team in oakland. the major problems the team's departure could cause off the field and in the community. kristen has a look at what's coming up at 5:00. >> thanks. coming up next, california's capitulation. what some say is the state's first casualty of the new administration. a century-old segregation policy is finally stripped from the books. asian american students are moving forward in san francisco. and how a big tip turned into an even bigger message for
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everyone. those stories and more when dan and i join you for abc 7
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choose xfinity and get more to stream to any screen. in oakland today, the debut of yet another group who's fighting to try to keep the raiders in oakland. >> as wayne freedman reports what, they lack in economic clout, they make up for in passion. >> does everybody have their mikes set up, we're about to start. >> reporter: another venue for talking about the oakland raiders and, no, not the
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coliseum. >> the raider nation is in oakland. >> reporter: they call themselves the oakland coliseum economic impact and legal action committee, fighting to keep pro football in this city. they are diehard fans and business owners who live in the shadow of the coliseum, a neighborhood already abandoned by other businesses, now running on proverbial bare rims, hoping for a break. >> the coliseum is one of our last primary focal points of economics in this community. >> if they go? >> if they go, it's all bad. >> reporter: today ray spoke for the group and served as its tour guide into places like this barbershop at 61st and international. >> the big thing for losing the raiders is just for those weekends when you have games. you can fill up the shop. >> reporter: at today's press conference, the group asked for transparency. they talk about the raiders like community property in a divorce custody battle. >> the raiders is ours. it's our team. we have as much right to the team as anybody. >> reporter: the team did not respond today to our request for
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a statement, but hope remains. just ask 92-year-old teddy radford who's lived at 78th and rugsdale since 1950, a diehard fan even now. >> because we love them and they win. >> but they don't love you back. >> well, they will. give them time. >> reporter: but is time running out? from oakland, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> okay, so larry, where do things stand now? >> we're in touch with eric reuben from the nfl pretty much every day. there's an owners meeting that's coming up in late march in phoenix. at that time they're going to have to decide one way or the other. if you look at all the measurables like fan support and market size and tv ratings and corporate support, oakland, it would be a slam dunk for the city of oakland. the problem is, las vegas is putting up $750 million and raiders owner mark davis is pushing in that direction. otherwise this would be simple. but they're going to have to make a very, very difficult decision. >> what about ronnie lott's
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group, though, can they save this or are they gone? >> ronnie is working every day on it. it's something of a hail mary. i just got a tweet from the nfl source saying the move is hardly a formality at this point. this could go the raiders way in oakland, we'll see. >> that's it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4:00. thanks for joining us. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. this is really unprecedented. >> california reacts. president donald trump orders construction of a border wall and local leaders promise a fight. happening right now in pacifica, standing room only. local politician gets an earful about the new administration. >> closure for a bay area mother. three decades after a teenager was found dead, police arrest her suspected killer. and the death of mary tyler moore. local men and women explain how she changed their lives. i'm sandhya patel. we have a stunning sunset right now and milder days ahead. we'll check out your weekend coming up.
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well, american taxpayers pay for the wall? >> ultimately it will come out of what's happening with mexico. we'll be starting those negotiations relatively soon, and we will be in a form reimbursed by mexico. >> so they'll pay us back? >> absolutely. 100%. >> president trump orders a wall to be built on the mexican border, but california officials say not on their watch. >> if the new president wants to wage a campaign of fear against innocent families, he can count us out. >> that's california senate leader. he vows that leaders in this state will fight president trump. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. bay area groups also say they're ready and willing. they plan to fight to stop the building of that border wall through various tactics. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live in san jose with details.


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