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the evidence against a bay area man who reportedly said he wanted to redefine terror. we got on board b.a.r.t.'s new train cars. find out what there's more of and what there's less of. plus, the debate over proposed dog rules at a popar san francisco park gets new energy overnight. we'll look at the petition signed by more than 40,000 people. live, where you live. this is "abc7 news." this was a case of great importance to us here. this was a clear and present danger for public safety here in the bay area. >> for an excluve interview with the head of the san francisco fbi and federal court
recordings just obtained, the abc 7 i-team has new details on the terror case of an oakland man. >> investigators say thi suspect was willing to die in a suicide bombing on behalf of is and planning attacks here to take the most lives possible. >> he was first tipped to this case almost a year ago. how about the fbi asked you to hold off just for national security reons. >> reporter: right. most of the media reports since the indictment was announced on friday say he was using oeshl social media to promo isis. he attended berkeley high and lived at this west oakland complex at the time his arrest. he had been communicating on line, planning attacks on behalf of isis. the i-team got aecording.
>> reporter: one of several violent plans. the head of the fbi's san francisco office tells me the vast majority of tips that come in each year don't pan out. but agents moved on this one quickly. >> this one was a top priority for this office for the better part of a year. >> reporter: prosecutors say he spoke about plans to start fires in berkeley and san francisco, sell cocaine laced with rat poison ande downloaded a bomb making manual and sent the undercover agenthotos of guns he obtained. >>eporter: he took an
undercover fbi agent on a tour of the bay area, including the cal campus, and he wanted to plant backpack bombs at the dorms. the ent arranged a storage unit whe he agreed to take any supplies for the plot. he showed up with three backpacks at one meeting. investigators say he alied for a job with the oakland police partment. >> reporter: oakland police were aware of the investigation, s there was no chance of him getting the job. his attorneys depict him as online discussions on which he did not intend to take action. >> this rises to something that
shared with a man neighbors and friends knew as ed. co-workers who knew him from a new job but didot want to be on camera stopped by the house today, stunned that anyone would hurtim. police say they received the call just before 10:00 saturday night for an unresponsive man. >> it was obvious he sustained stab wounds. >>eporter: first responders pronounced him dead at the scene. smith was arrested andooked on homicide charges. smith worked at union bank where co-workers declined to speak on camera. not far from the home, the couple was known at sun rise market, asell as this independent car dealership. a man who works here says me and ed were engaged at one point. also that he stopped to talk with ed, who was with his grandson saturday afternoon. he was shocked to hear police arrested smith. he'll be arraigned tuesday
afternoon. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." a 69-year-old woman died today in a collision along niles canyon in fremont this afternoon. the victim's car crash eed and went off the road. drivers are beg detoured away from the road at mission boulevard in fremont and main street. chevron reached an agreement over a fire from five years ago. the huge fire in august of 2012 sent thousands to the hospitals complaining of breatng problems. alyssa harrington joins us live to explain the terms of the settlement and why some still don't feel safe. >> reporter: osha did withdraw and amend some of those citaons, so critics feel that chevron got off easy. osha, however, says it went above and beyond when it comes to safety requirements. >> they're paying $1 million in fines. none of which comes back to the ty of richmond.
>> reporter: envirmental activist andre soto remembers the day the sky turned black over richmond. august 2012, a pipe ruptured, causing a fire, injuring workers and sending thousands to the hospital. now ve years later, cal osha, the division that protects worker's safety, has reached a settlement, one soto calls watered down. >> this is really nothing to get ry excited about. it shows the weakness ofal osha aa regulatory agency. >> reporter: the company must reace carbon steel piping, have a monitoringsystem, and provide more trning. dr. jeffrey ritterman used to be on the city council. he feels the settlement is a slap on the wrist. >> i guess what's nice about the settlement is we're always happy wen our agencies are out there protecting the community. i guess what's dappointing is they really don't have to put up >> reporter: this is the largest penalty in settlement in cal
osha history. safety changes alone will cost more than $20 million. >> the pipe replacement, which is what the city council really wanted, and monitoring, those are above and beyond the regulation. i can't enforce any of the refinery to do those two things ght now. but we're able to force chevron. >> reporter: chevron said, as concluded in the agreement, we'll continue to make improvements to our facility consistent with our effortto protect our employees and the community. firefighters are making progress containing a wildfire that broke out last week. the detwiler fire has burned more than 76,000 acres. cal fire says it's 50% contained. late today, more evacuations we lifted for several neighborhoods thatere under a threat. some families returnedo their homes, happy to see they're still standing.
>> we were just elated when we came back to see our property still there. you know, but devastated to see others around us that didn't make it. >> firefighters have san francisco who responded to the fire lt week as mutual aid were allowed to return to the bay area today. more doors and fewer seats. those are just some of the noticeable changes in the new b.a.r.t. cars. you're not going to be able to ride these for a few more mont, but we got on board today and laura anthony is live from the dublin b.a.r.t. station to tell us how they look. >> reporr: these new pilot cars have undergone 50,000 miles of testing. but today was their first day on the main tracks, during business hours. but without paying customers. that won't happen for a couple of months. though they're not quite ready for primetime, b.a.r.t.'s new
ain car also be arriving soon. as soon as one more round of testing during normal service hours is completed. >> it's a b step. that means that 90% of the tests are done and they're through testing. we did have so items we're still cleaning up. >> reporter: on this test run, there were a couplof rough stops. but for the most part, the trains are quieter, and smoother than the current fleet of 40-year-old cars. there are fewer seats, but
>> reporter: paulson has been a train operator for 23 years. he says the new cars are a lot different from where he sits. >> just the lighting, the ventilation. >>eporter: b.a.r.t. plans to introduce the new cars to the public in september. the ten pilot cars will run as a single train, not mixed in with the old ones. laura anthony, "abc7 news." tonight is the first weeknight of early shutdowns on a muni metro subway between west portal and montgomery. after that, buses will be available for passengers. service will resume in the morning. muni is testing new trains on the subway tracks. the test and early closures will last through august 20th. a teenager was driving going li on social media, reportedly under the influence, ashe crashed and rolled her car.
it killed her 14-year-old sister. >> tonight, we're hearing from the father of those girls. and new at 6:00, the proposal about what you can and can't get from a marijuana dispensary that has nothing to do with the recreational rules. i'm spencer christian. we enjoyed a cooldown today. aother warm front is coming our way. all the details in the foreca coming up. listening to the same music over and over for three years could drive a person mad. but what could it do to a barrel whisky? one local distillery's one local distillery's experiment ahead
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we have new details tonight on a stockton family dealing with a double tragedy. one daughter died in a car crash, another is in jail, accused of causing that tragedy. what's shocking is that the suspect was streaming on social media before and after that crash. tonight, we're hearing from the carolyn tyler joins us live with this heartbreaking story. carolyn? >> reporter: they say they haven't spoken to their daughter who is behind bars, but they have watched a recording of that live stream video that has disturbed so many. she sits in jail tonight, after a horrible crash friday. the 18-year-old was singing and live streaming on instagram, with her phone in her hand when she lost control of her car. police say the 14-year-old girls in the back seat, sanchez's
sister jacqueline and her friend, were not wearing seat belts and were ejected through the window. [ screaming ] the chp says not only was sanchez on instagram, she was under the influence when she rolled her buick into a barbed wire against, then a field. her sister died, the other girl badly injud. the disturbing video continues with sanchez standing over her sister's body, shocking the thousands who watched it. >> jacqueline! please wake up. >> reporter: her family is in disbelief. >> who knows why? >> i [ bleep ] killed my sister, i know i'm going to jail for life. i understand that. this is the last thing i wanted to happen, okay? all right? i don't [ bleep ] care. >> reporter: investigators are checking to see if lulu stopped live streaming long enough to call 911.
>> she knows she do something wrong, because she know. and that's what i feel, she feel bad that she killed her own sister. >> reporter: she faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and suspicion of driving under the influence. her sister, jacqueline, was supposed to celebrate her confirmation at their church this past weekend. instead, the family is planning her funeral. in the newsroom, carolyn tyler, "abc7 news." >> thank you very much. new at 6:00 tonight, recreational marijuana business owners in california are krig foul over a bill they say would prohibit them from getting away any hats, t-shirts or anything bearing the logo representing a
cannabis product. >> it's completely legal to have a shirt that says smoke weed every day. but if you had a shirt that said kiva on it, that would be against the law. this isn't tobacco or alcohol. >> lawmakers say the bill is aimed at larger corporations. it passed the senate without any opposition. from skyline to scotland, a group of young actor also take off for the american high school theater festival. it's an expensive trip for these students. they paid about $42,000 and still need to raise another $24,000. the drama teacher and the principal entered into an agreement with the festival that gives them one more month to get the money together interest free. they have several events planned, including an auction of warriors's related items.
former vice president al gore is promotiis newest film as part of his crusade to fight climate change. he took part in a forum earlier today in san francisco. the 2000 democratic presidential nominee reflected on the growth of energy sources that can reduce everyone's carbon foot print. >> the cost of renewable energy, batteries, electric vehicles, efficiency improvements, all part of the broader sustainability revolution are coming down in cost so dramatically, that the world has the solutions now. >> gore's new movie hits theatertheater s friday. this follows his first film that debuted more than a decade ago. it's time to check on our weather, as we start out the week. >> spencer christian is tracking the forecast. going to warm up again. >> it is indeed.
here comes the warmth again, so we're using concord and the seven-day high temperature trend as an indicator what we can expect across the bay area. tomorrow, a high in the mid 80s in concord. up to the low 90s on wednesday. by midweek and through the weekend, you'll see highs in the mid to upper 90's in concord. that's pretty much what we expect of many of our inland locations through the weekend and next week. mainly sunny skies right now, or we had them. here comes the marine layer. it's been deepening and providing cooling. 24-hour temperature change shows all of our inland locations are much cooler. 18 degrees cooler at concord. 20 degrees cooler at antioch. some locations are a few degrees warmer right now than at this hour yesterday. this is the view, blue skies over the bay. it's 62 here in san francisco.
71 in oakland. upper 70s at mountain view. gilroy 72. check out this view, a much different view looking westward from emeryville and there's your marine layer. it's stacking up high. we have 75 at nevado. 66 at fairfield. there is your fog at the golden gate or your low clouds and these are the forecast features. warmer pattern develops on wednesday and mild to warm days following that right on into next week. overnight, right now, i'll show you the current temperatures. from 60 to 78. and then overnight, low clouds and fog, lows will be mainly mid to upper 50s. tomorrow, a picture much like today. breezy at the cost. mainly sunny everywhere else.
highs from low to mid 60s at the coast, upper 70s around the bay. mid to upper 80s in the warmest inland locations. that's going to change later in the week. beach forecast tomorrow. a few lingering clouds early in the day. lots of sunshine around midday into the afternoon. breezy, winds up to about 15 miles per hour. highs why the low to mid 60s, up to 70 at santa cruz. now as we look ahead at the increase in temperatures, coming our way later in the week thursday, mild to warmtoot. highs up to 100 or so at cloverdale and clearlake. upper 90s at fairfield, concord, livermore. similar picture on friday with a slight cooldown on saturday. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. sunny guys will prevail throughout the seven-day period. tomorrow, much like today, a little cr than the weekend was. but the increase going into the latter part of the week or the weekend. not talking about widespread triple digits. we're not talking about
excessive heat here either, just very warm. >> summertime, right? >> there you go. well, tomorrow, the music is getting drowned out by the sound of unhappy fans. who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there.
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are upset they can't get a refund. >> the concert was supposed to feature matchbox twenty and counting crows. but some people are being denied. >> counting crows. >> reporter: matchbox twenty will hit the stage tuesday night. but without the counting crows. the signs are posted outside the box office. >> when you hear that it gets canceled, okay, i'll get my money back. >> reporter: but hugo had trouble getting a refund. he bought his ticket frs from ticket monster. >> $300 that i paid for the whole thing. and i just can't go on such short notice. >> reporter: the company decided to give him his money back. last friday the concert was canceled because of a problem at the loading docks. the pavement collapsed, creating a sinkhole.
they're offering refunds to people who bought tickets directly to the sites. but others bought through a third party vendor and are being told they can't refund the tickets. >> that's tough. i could understand their pain. luckily we bought it straight from the box office, so they gave us a full refund, including service fees. >> reporter: construction crews were out today making repairs. live nation tells us the asphalt will be down soon. 7 on your side has helped several others get refunds from other companies. if you would like help, the contact information is on our website, abc7news.com. on leash, off leash or banned all together? there are a range of restrictions proposed for dogs at some bay area parks. >> tonight, the proposal that's gotten the attention of more than 40,000 people.
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live, where you live, this is "abc7 news." a 9-year-old south african girl has surprised aids researchers as he continues to show no symptoms of the hiv virus. >> it's really exciting. the girl was born with the virus, but received early treatment in a case that was presented today at the aids conference in paris. >> lyanne melendez has the story. >> reporter: in paris, researchers heard promising news in the fight to suppress the hiv virus. a 9-year-old south african girl was diagnosed when she was only 30 days old. a newborn. treatment began at 8 1/2 weeks. then continued for a total of 40 weeks. >> then treatment was interrupted after 40 weeks and the child has had undeticketable
viral alert until now. >> reporter: the child was part of a clinical trial to see the effects of treating hiv positive babies in the first weeks of life. today, it raises the possibility that treating babies early could prevent them from taking hiv drugs their entire lives. >> it doesn't have specific relevance to infants in san francisco. but throughout the world, there are many, many millions of infants who have become infected. >> reporter: researchers say other factors may have contributed to the child's remission. >> the challenges to try to pin down exactly what were the things that lead to this child, and what is it that is special about this case. >> reporter: this is the third case of a child in remission using early treatment. there are two other somewhat similar cases in france and the united states. according to the united nations, as of 2016, more than 36 million people around the world are living with the virus. only about half are able to have
access to treatment. lyanne melendez, "abc7 news." today, president trump's son-in-law jared kushner met with senate investigators looking into contacts between the trump campaign and russia. that includes a meeting with campaign manager paul manafort and a russian lawyer reportedly linked to the kremlin. kushner says he didn't know who would be attending and had no improper contacts with russia. >> i did not chollude with russia, nor do i know o anyone else who did so. >> we have a lot of ground to cover, so we expect this is just going to be the first interview. >> kushner will appear before house investigators tomorrow. donald trump, jr. and paul manafort are expected to turn over documents to committees on capitol hill in the coming days. mitch mcconnell is pressing republican senators to back the gop's health care bill.
he's pushing for a vote tomorrow, though he wouldn't say which version lawmakers would be voting on. president trump is calling the nation's"dea "death." he then told republicans they have failed at their jobs. >> senate republicans have not done their job in ending the obamacare nightmare. they now have a chance, however, to hopefully fix what has been so badly broken. >> it's unclear if republicans have the majority to pass the motion. the gop can only afford to lose two votes. john mccain will be returning tomorrow after a cancer diagnosis. congressional democrats held a rally today in virginia, outside washington. they promoted what they're calling democrats 2.0. this marks the start of a campaign to regain control on capitol hill next year.
>> democrats are offering a better deal, better jobs, better wages, a better future. a better deal is founded on strong values that we share, strong values, fueled by fresh ideas. >> democrats have too off hesitated from directly and unflinchingly taking on the misguided policies that got us here. >> some of the planned highlights include increasing the minimum wage, providing tax credits and lowering the cost of prescriptions. the fight over leash laws at national parks is heating up again. kate larson explains how a petition is the latest effort to persuade federal officials to lay off leashes. >> reporter: a fight for freedom in the canine world is picking up speed, as more than 40,000 people signed this petition to secretary of the interior to stop a dog management plan that would severely restrict access
to dogs at golden gate national recreation areas in san francisco, marin, and santa mayo counties. >> people love to walk their dogs in open spaces, and that the rules are ridiculously prohibitive. >> reporter: she's been fighting against the restrictions for years. >> most people live in apartments. they don't have a lot of green space or backyards. so this is a natural place to bring a dog. >> reporter: right now dogs are allowed on or off leash, but under the proposal, no dogs would be allowed. west beach already has seasonal dog restrictions, but to further protect wildlife, the park service would like to shut it down to dogs year around. and right now, the grassy field is available to dogs on or off leash. but the majority of the field would only be for dogs under voice control or on leash.
>> i really think that we could probably use our resources better than to police dogs in our neighborhood. >> reporter: right now the national park service is reviewing just how fair their own process is. this after several bay area dog advocacy groups sued the government for records, which show a park employee used a private e-mail account to influence the rule making process. in a statement today, congresswoman jackie spear says in part -- >> reporter: in san francisco, kate larson, "abc7 news." coming up, a blind test about the taste of whisky and the effects of sound. >> you're going to need all of
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>> reporter: echoing through the spirit works distillery, the sound of whisky being born. sometimes you'll hear lauren patts adding yeast. but next door, the sound is much different. ♪ you count off see a barrel of whisky rocking out to a dance mix, but that's what's happening. >> we've been pumping music into a few select barrels for a few years now. it's been interesting for us. >> reporter: there's one listening to michael jackson. >> this is just pure led zeppelin. >> reporter: played on repeat for three years. >> listening to the same play list for three years, you're going to go crazy or become genius. so let's hope for both. >> reporter: whisky derives much of its flaifer from the oak barrels, moving in and out of the wood as it expands and contracts. >> how can we get the interaction with the liquid and wood itself to behave in a different way. we thought we could excite that by using sound vibrations. >> reporter: so the effects are
up for debate. one thing is clear, there is a difference between these barrels and one you can taste. in a blind taste test i i found the most flavorful notes in the blue grass birl. >> i'm very pleased. >> reporter: but the most popular was picked by his wife, spent three years hearing the nutcracker. >> different beats, classical music is very varied. >> reporter: need more proof? >> we produce two birls and this is listening to music and this is the control. >> reporter: the control barrels are part of the blind test, too. but the music barrels keep winning. jonathan bloom, "abc7 news." >> >> palo alto is adding more electric vehicle charging stations around the city, thanks to solar. new solar panels at two public garages will power the charging stations. starting next month, the city
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an extended warranty should get you free repairs, but what if the company keeps stalling on a fix? >> it happened to a san francisco man. and michael finney helped him out. >> this guy was so frustrated that he hired his own technician to fix his refrigerator. he had to pay $300 for a repair he says should have been covered by his warranty. that's when he came to me. ♪
when he plays a beautiful piece on the piano, leo says he hears nothing else. >> once i play the piano, i'm in another world. >> reporter: that came in very handy. he was trying to escape this. the fridge was making a grinding noise, soft at first, like a tingling piano. then growing louder. and louder. >> to the point where it was really unbearable. >> reporter: however, leo did have this extended warranty from lowe's, which sent a technician to fix it. >> i had ice in the fan, and that before they could do anything, they had to order two parts. >> reporter: and so he waited and waited, while the fridge got louder and louder. >> the effect was terrible. it was keeping me awake at night. >> reporter: five weeks later, the parts were still not in. >> and then they had to reorder it because it was lost. >> reporter: he said he couldn't stand the noise any longer, so
he called his own repair shot, a tech nick took apart the freezer. >> and you could see the crusted ice on the fan. >> reporter: the technician melted the ice with a common household dryer, that took 45 minutes, no new parts. however, he had to pay $300 for a service he says the warranty should have covered. he wrote a letter to 7 on your side, sent a copy to lowe's, and the company agreed to reimburse that $300, telling us, we're continuing to work directly with the customer to resolve his issues. he's back to playing piano, just for joy. >> it feels wonderful. i can sleep. 7 on your side is the best consumer service out there. and we would be lost without you. >> reporter: lowe's didn't say why the technician thought the fridge needed new parts. leo says always check a simple solution first. i want to hear from you. the 7 on your side hotline is
open weekdays 10:00 to 2:00. you can also reach me on facebook and through abc7news.com. that is the lesson my dad taught me, when something breaks with your car, start at the easiest thing. >> good advice. leo is right, by the way, we need you. thanks, michael. >> time to turn to the weather. >> spencer christian is tracking more heat. >> it's going to take a day or two to get here. tomorrow much like today. here's a live look at doppler 7. mainly clear skies inland, but the skies will remain clear, but the fog will advance tonight beyond the coast and over the bay. tomorrow's highs will be much like today. low 60s at the coast. 70s around the bay. just mid 80s inland for the most part. going to get much warmer, starting on wednesday, and as you look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll see inland highs in the
90s. low 80s around the bay. mild to warm with little fluke chewuati -- fluctuation. >> thank you, spencer. now to sports. >> larry beil is here. stef is a big deal. >> it's just steph curry, right? did you watch last night on hbo with the rock? today, in china, adored by thousands of fans who are these people?
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now sports with larry beil. >> good evening. steph curry now making a splash across the globe, although a much more subdued fashion. on his promotional tour with underarmor in china. spent the day in shangdou. curry has one more city in china before going to south korea, and he tries to make the most of each stop. >> going to a different city every time we come, and get those different experiences and reach as many fans as possible. just being here for my first time, it's been a really cool
experience. they are quick trips, but we try to do a better job of trying to understand the chinese culture and what that really means. >> and kevin durant in new york city today, part of his charity initiative. durant has fixed up eight courts or courts in eight cities. this was his first one in new york. >> i'm trying to get out and let people know how much the game of basketball has meant to me and the values it taught me as a young man. >> kyrie irvin wants out of cleveland, but derrick rose wants in. he's agreed to a one-year deal with the cavs. he averaged 1 poi8 points a gam last year. bob melvin one win away from a milestone, the a's skipper
with 999 career victories and a win in toronto would make him the 64th manager to reach 1,000. 2-1 jays in the fourth. ryan goings, a two-out bases loaded knock. the jays take a 3-1 lead. oh, this is obliterated in the next inning. this is to the second deck in center field. bottom six, runners on the corners. it's a safety squeeze. this game just went final and the jays pulled off the 4-2 victory and the giants host the pirates tonight. the danville aces have made it to the little league world series. the coaches pulled this streak off with three different rosters and this year took a little extra magic for this group of 13-year-old sluggers to get
there. >> come on, big hit. follow through. drive it. >> the bases loaded, two outs, bottom of the 7th, down by one. the situations that you dream of as a kid, and you visualize coming through. >> cole came up with a big smile. you could tell that he was ready for it. >> he wanted it so bad. >> when i stepped up to the plate, two strikes, boom, hit, and i was like, oh, my gosh. >> yeah! yeah! >> filled with joy. i was like, oh, my gosh. little league world series, here we come. >> just went crazy. >> a couple more inches and it could have been over for us. >> reporter: now the team representing district 57 in danville has a chance to shine on the world stage in the little league world series in livermore. >> you're looking at 11 teams,
150 or so of the best baseball players in the world that come here. >> we'll acknowledge that there is a lot of little people there and acknowledge how cool this is. by the time we get the first pitch, hopefully we're ready to go. >> we know everything around us. we know like the town, you know. a lot of people that live here. >> reporter: the team was supporting the opportunity for much-needed perspective, when clay wood, the father of catcher tyler wood, invited the team to play on a big league field. >> it doesn't get any better than that. the grass and dirt is perfect. >> you can almost see all the greats playing there before. >> this is a lot bigger. >> reporter: on sunday, danville will be the host team as five international champions and five u.s. regional champs begin play. the championship rounds will air on espn. >> go, danville.
fun to be 13 years old and have a clutch moment like that where you are the man. >> thank you, larry. >> join us tonight at 9:00. 50 employees agreed to be implanted with a computer chip. what does and what doesn't it do in and at 11:00, heroes in hawaii. two bay area women save a man from a near fatal wasp attack. >> that's this addition of "abc7 news." we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> around i'm ama daetz. for all of us here, thank you for joining us. (singsongy) hey, mandy!