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now at 11:00, a man-hunt for a bank robber. sky 7 overhead as this guy tries to sprint away from the police. he couldn't outrun them. and tonight he is in custody. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. three people arrested today and investigators are confident one of them is the criminal who had been evading them for the last day. >> details from katie marzullo. >> reporter: the manhunt actually started yesterday morning in scotts valley when the bank of america was robbed and that manhunt, you'll remember, forced the closure of highway 17 for almost ten hours.
san jose police swarmed the area of mission and 7th streets after spotting a stolen car linked to a bank robbery. a silver chevy taken from a home in the santa cruz mountains that happens to be an unmarked law enforcement vehicle. police had followed the car from downtown to an apartment complex. michael bonnell lives there. he says he heard a loud noise, went outside and encountered police. >> they hailed me to come out past the gate. and with their weapons drawn at me and told me to put my hands up. so of course i did. >> police told him to evacuate the area. people in nearby homes had to shelter in place. police say there were three people in the silver car. they took two into custody without incident. but the third man ran. >> i can't overstate the danger that he posed to the people that live in that complex. >> reporter: the suspect made his way from the apartment property to a neighboring construction site. >> they told us to evacuate everybody on site, police are on site with guns ready to shoot, get everybody out. >> reporter: an officer deployed a taser at one point and the man was eventually taken into custody. at the time authorities didn't know for sure if the men were
involved in thursday's bank robbery in scotts valley, but they knew they had to be cautious. >> they were occupants of a stolen vehicle. and when we challenged them and attempted to arrest him he fled. when we attempted to take him into custody, he resisted. >> reporter: police say the men are being questioned separately as the investigation into the bank robbery continues. in san jose katie marzullo, abc 7 news. we have some breaking news now. moments ago crews rescued a man who fell several dozen feet near those abandoned apartments in pacifica. abc 7 news was at esplanade avenue was he was pulled to safety. the apartments there have been red tagged because they're falling into the ocean. responders say the man got in through a fence and then he fell down the cliff. he appeared to be alert when they hoisted him up. speaking of esplanade avenue, demolition work will start on monday on one of those apartment complexes, sitting right on top of that eroding cliff. you can see how the ground below the building at 310 esplanade has simply vanished. this a look from sky 7.
pacifica officials decided last year nobody could live in the building. crews have already knocked down two other buildings on esplanade avenue. in developing news, tonight there's swift reaction to president trump's sweeping executive order to ban refugees plus people from seven muslim countries. here's what it includes. an immediate suspension of immigration from countries with ties to terror. also a suspension of all refugees for 120 days. however, the order places a priority on allowing christian refugees into the country. abc 7 news reporter sergio quintana joins us live with the fallout from this. sergio? >> reporter: ama, churches and other religious groups in the bay area that advocate for refugees are dismayed by this executive order and members of the muslim community say they feel like they're being unfairly targeted. the executive order signed by president donald trump fulfills one of the promises he made on the campaign trail. >> we only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people. >> reporter: the order bans
entry of most people traveling to the united states with passports from seven countries -- iran, iraq, syria, sudan, libya, yemen, and somalia. the presidential order met with swift reaction from the council on american islamic relations. >> if someone is a non-citizen in the united states and they're from one of the seven countries that the trump administration is targeting, we would suggest that they consult with an attorney before any international travel. >> reporter: according to cnn, google has sent out an advisory to employees from these seven countries to cancel any travel out of the u.s. basam rafai with the syrian-american council says he has a friend who has a u.s. green card and is already being affected by this executive order. >> he's of syrian descent and is visiting family in turkey right now and there's a worry he's not going to be able to get back in the united states. >> reporter: the response from california's congressional delegation has been critical of president trump's order. on national holocaust remembrance day senator kamala
harris made a special reference in one of her tweets. "during the holocaust we failed to let refugees like anne frank into our country. we can't let this history repeat itself." now, there is already a legal challenge in the works. the council on american islamic relations is planning a news conference monday to announce a lawsuit against this executive order. larry, back to you. >> all right, sergio, thank you. a bay area businessman is not taking any chance the trump administration might delete years of hard work done by the environmental protection agency. billionaire hedge fund manager tom stier and his non-profit next gen climate are taking steps to preserve the epa's climate change findings. stier copied the entire website and moved it over to saveourepa.com. >> what we're worried about is the yfd a war on truth. that the administration is going to try and suppress information,
prevent information from getting to voters, and construct an alternative reality. >> mentions of climate change have been deleted from the white house website, and president trump has demanded a political review before epa findings can be made public. today tens of thousands of abortion rights opponents marched on the capital for the 44th year, and for the first time the vice president was there. >> we are the -- >> march for life activists called for a ban on federal funding for planned parenthood and other women's health programs that offer abortions. the vice president told the crowd an anti-abortion justice will join the supreme court soon. >> we'll announce a supreme court nominee who will uphold the god-given liberties enshrined in our constitution in the tradition of the late and great justice antonin scalia. >> according to the latest pew research poll, 69% of americans oppose a repeal of roe versus wade, the 1973 supreme court
ruling protecting a woman's right to seek an abortion. a reminder. stay on top of president trump's first 100 days in office with the abc 7 news app. download the app for free and enable push alerts to get breaking news updates as they happen. part of niles canyon road between fremont and sunol will be closed tomorrow while 100 trained searchers look for a missing woman whose car plunged into alameda creek. 18-year-old jada jenkins was not inside her car when searchers pulled it from the water on tuesday. witnesses say jenkins veered into the creek during a rainstorm last saturday. niles canyon road will close between mission boulevard and main street. that's from 7:00 in the morning until 6:00 tomorrow evening. new at 11:00, residents of san francisco's millennium tower learned this evening that it is safe to live in their sinking and tilting homes. the "chronicle" reports city building inspectors found no life safety concerns. they did discover the uneven settling of the high rise has strained parts of the building's electrical system.
designers expected the building to sink six inches and it sunk 16 inches so far. the mystery of a rancid odor plaguing richmond and surrounding areas may be solved. >> abc 7 news reporter katie utehs tells us about the facility county officials are now citing. >> it's like garbage and decaying bodies. >> it's definitely a more organic rancid smell than your sulfuric refinery smells. >> reporter: richmond has a pungent and perplexing problem. >> we've had patrols of people going out and sniffing the air at all times of the day and night trying to pinpoint the issue. >> reporter: turns out that mysterious odor traces back to this facility where they process compost. it's led county health officials to issue a cease and desist order. >> we feel like they are not operating their facility correctly at this time and we want them to cease bringing in new material. there's still a lot of material on site. >> reporter: republic services processes garbage, recycling,
and green waste from all over contra costa county. inspectors discovered large compost piles that weren't maintained properly. >> it actually started becoming essentially rancid. >> i'm happy to see public agencies were taking things under control. >> reporter: complaints go beyond the 400 filed for odor. the county knows of seven fires at the facility. >> if you don't turn these piles, the opposite of turning rancid, they can actually start automatically catching fire. >> reporter: a republic representative told city council members the order is "unfortunate and unnecessary. according to the "contra costa times." our requests for comment have not been returned. county officials are levying fines and plan to meet with republic next week. in richmond katie utehs, abc 7 news. well, talk about the ultimate perk. the company now giving employees six weeks' paid sabbatical. plus, five decades in film. remembering an oscar-nominated actor tonight.
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movie fans are mourning the death of oscar-nominated british actor sir john hurt this evening. hurt's career spanned more than 50 years in film, on tv, and as a voice actor. hurt terrified audiences in "alien" and was nominated for an academy award for his role in "midnight express." the 77-year-old also appeared in the "harry potter" movies. hurt died in london from pancreatic cancer. real estate website zillow
is telling its long-time employees take some time off. on the company. employees who reach the six-year mark can now take six-week sabbaticals. benefits will continue the entire time. they'll get paid for three of the six weeks. zillow tested it last year with some employees. a spokesperson said they came back refreshed and energized. here's a story about an odd couple. they're roommates, and they were born more than a half century apart. >> however, once you meet them, you may not think their friendship is weird. reporter leslie lopez from our sister station in l.a. has the story. >> reporter: bob and chris are unlikely roommates who today share a west hollywood apartment. she's 89 and he's 31. they say they're each other's's best friend. >> i never thought i would have an 89-year-old best friend. but it happened. >> i don't know what to say except it's the best friend i've probably ever had. >> reporter: this friendship began five years ago when chris moved in next door and waved as he passed norma's apartment
window. >> i say hi to everybody. but chris was the cutest. >> one day i came in the apartment and she offered me a glass of champagne. and we've been best friends ever since. >> reporter: over the years their friendship grew. their outings documented on social media with the hashtag my neighbor norma. >> we would have pizza night every friday night. so i would always hashtag my neighbor norma. and it just stuck with people. >> reporter: but most recently norma has been battling cancer and after three months in the hospital she was released to go home but under one condition. she needed 24-hour care. with no family in state and go fund me.com donations running low, chris offered to have her move in with him. >> i think i would have done the same thing for him. i probably would have. but i'm not positive. >> reporter: but now both of their worlds have been turned upside down. but they seem to be loving every minute of their time together. >> the best part about last year was when we got the opportunity
to go vote together. and we both wore "nasty women" t-shirts. it was funny. >> reporter: they both hope their story will inspire others to lend a helping hand to those in need. >> no complaints. >> reporter: from west hollywood leslie lopez, abc 7 news. >> very sweet. turn to the forecast now. looks like it's going to be sunny, sandhya. >> it is. it's going to be a sweet forecast. take your plans outside, larry and ama because it's nothing but sunshine this upcoming weekend. and milder weather as well. let's look at your activity planner for tomorrow. if you're heading out biking, sailing, hiking, the weather looks fantastic. if you're biking, sailing, it's a gentle breeze. and mild sunshine if you're doing some hiking. really some great-looking weather. sunscreen obviously a must. doppler 7 showing you some clear skies. temperatures right now in the 30s and the 40s. the chill is beginning to settle
in. 36 in livermore. 38 in santa rosa. you know it's still winter when you have temperatures like that. here's the hour by-hour day planner. tomorrow morning starts out cold, especially inland. low 30s to low 40s it's going to be bright skies at noontime and really nice weather 4:00 p.m., crisp and cool by 7:00 p.m. a live look from our emeryville camera. you see a stunning view right now as we look across the bay. another chilly morning ahead. a wet pattern starts next wednesday. hopefully you know where your umbrellas are. hopefully they're not buried too far. tomorrow morning we are going to begin with some patchy fog and it will be dense around the delta your. it will spill in from the central valley at 7:00 a.m. but by 9:00 a.m. that fog is gone. it's going to be quick burnoff and the rest of your day sts going to be sunny skies for your saturday. here's a look at your temperatures first thing in the morning. definitely down near freezing in our inland valleys. livermore you'll notice there, fairfield 32 degrees. 31 in livermore. fog will be patchy at best. for the rest of you you're looking at clear skies. then sunny and temperatures coming up just like they did
today. upper 50s to the low 60s. we'll continue that warming through monday before we change it up. wednesday evening a light system comes in. it's a one. light breeze, minimal impact expected. hour by hour look. wednesday neet at 9:00 p.m. it's in the north bay. by 11:00 p.m. it's starting to spread. then we get another system that is going to impact us thursday into friday. p one's got a little more moisture. but still a level 1 storm. half an inch to an inch of rain, gusty at times, and there's a slight possibility of thunder. this is when we are expecting the most widespread rain, and you'll see it here at 6:00 a.m. thursday. commute time going into the afternoon and evening commute as well. and of course we'll fine-tune this. but as we get closer and closer you can download the abc 7 news app to help you keep track of this. accuweather seven-day forecast for lunar new year festivities the year of the rooster. it's a bright forecast this weekend. upper 50s to low 60s tomorrow. low to mid 60s on sunday. our warmest weather is monday, the start of the workweek, with near 70 degrees.
kind of short sleeve weather. and then we head into the middle to latter part of the workweek. that's when we cloud it up, cool it down, bring in some rain. much-needed, obviously, here in the bay area. just a reminder we have a level 1 system wednesday through friday. even though we're out of the drought we can easily turn things and go the other way again if it's dry for too long, directv now! the f[ now echos ]s now.
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hours of shopping helped local families enjoy traditional lunar new year feasts this evening. abc 7 news was in san francisco's chinatown where vendors set up extra stands along cramped streets. all the food and gifts will help usher in the year of the rooster. >> i think it symbolize people going up and having their sunny day. >> no matter where you are on
the chinese new year you have to come home. >> another chinese new year tradition, red envelopes filled with cash. parents give them to their children and married people often present them to single people. >> cash works, right? cash is good. you'll take it? all right. sports sounds like the warriors are going to have a great time at the all-star game. how about steph and klay, durant and draymond? all on the court together. maybe with russell westbrook? please, steve kerr. sports is next.
all right. steph curry may not play tomorrow night when the warriors host the clippers. a game you can catch here on abc 7. tipoff is at 5:30. steph questionable with a thigh injury. just found out about that earlier today. no question about what we're going to see in the all-star game, though. four warriors on the court. at the same time in new orleans. head coach steve kerr says his plan is steph and klay, durant and draymond all together. >> i'm absolutely going to play them all four together. i absolutely am going to. those four will be together for sure. i can guarantee you that will happen at some point. and i wonder who the fifth
player. that would be really awesome. we could even run some sets. it's crazy. it's really a unique situation. it doesn't happen a lot for a lot of teams. so we'll enjoy the heck out of it. >> please, steve kerr, give us westbrook as the fifth player. tara vanderveer going for career win number 998 against washington state. cardinal came in 60-0 all-time against the cougs. martha sniezek. tara goes for the win 999 on sunday against seventh ranked washington. the huskies blasted cal tonight 90-67. the 49ers met with their presumed next head coach tonight in atlanta. that would be kyle shanahan. he is of course getting ready for the super bowl. offensive coordinator for the falcons. niners also want gm candidates george payton and terry mcdonagh to meet shanahan to see if there's any chemistry, could they work together, who fits better. there's also a report indicating that kyle may insist on having his father mike in some role with the niners. mike of course former niner offensive coordinator, two-time
super bowl champion. but if you bring elder shanahan in, basically the gm would be irrelevant. he'd go get coffee for the shanahans. that's it. 17 years ago today the patriots hired bill belichick. a few months later they drafted tom brady. seems to have worked out okay. if you want a reason that new england is in the seventh super bowl of the belichick-brady era, that's it. it's consistency at the very top. belichick the only pro coach that tom brady has ever known. the san mateo native gives belichick all the credit. >> when they picked me, i had to look on a map to see where the new england patriots played. because i had never been this far east. but it was -- it was a magical day of my life and i know for patriots fans having coach belichick come to the team was the best thing for this franchise. x games aspen. a personal note, my back hurts. >> here we go. >> probably from carrying ama through the early newscast. but not as bad as kevin rollins after that. he went crunch in the men's
superpipe. and he wasn't seriously hurt after all that. it's good to be young i think is the theme there. the winner is aaron blunck from nearby crested butte. stayed on his skis somehow, some way. 360, 720, 1080. braving 2 degree temperature for his first ever x games medal. good stuff. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> they make it look so easy. i'm not even going to address it this time. all right. abc 7 news continues now online, twitter, facebook
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