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>> announcer: now from abc 7, live breaking news. and that breaking news is in stockton where one of the inmates on the run after escaping from the santa clara county courthouse in palo alto earlier this month has just been arrested and the other has escaped again. this time after a shootout with the chp. john bivens and tramel mccullough were in an suv officers tried to pull over on i 4r5i9 this afternoon. >> mcclough was driving and after a short chase he was arrested at a walmart but bivens jumped into the driver's seat and took off. officers fired at him during the chase but he got away. bivens was later -- was last seen driving this 1999 green ford explorer. here's the license plate number.
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7tyy 505. both men are facing a long sentence in an armed robbery case. the driving force behind pixar is the latest movie executive accused of sexual misconduct. >> but just as movies often mirror real life, hollywood's scandal is a reflection of america's struggle with sexual harassment. >> pixar founder john lasseter is taking a leave of absence for what he calls missteps. >> abc 7 reporter elissa harrington is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: lasseter's decision to leave comes after what he calls some painful conversations. he apologized to employees in an e-mail and said he plans to use his sabbatical to recharge and become a better leader. he's one of the masterminds behind some of the most beloved children's movies like "toy story" and "up." now pixar co-founder and animation chief john lasseter is take a six-month sabbatical admitting to making missteps that made some employees feel uncomfortable. in an internal e-mail stoent
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workers tuesday he apologized, writing "i especially want to apologize to anyone who was ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted huggar any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form. no matter how benign my intent everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected." >> he is a major figure in animation today. >> reporter: animation professor martha gorzycki met lasseter while visiting pixar. she never witnessed any inappropriate behavior but feels it's important he's taking time away. >> i think it's sad that more and more of these missteps and high-profile people are having these issues, and i think, though, it's very important that women are speaking out. >> professor celine shimizu also with sf state school of cinema says sexism is rampant in the industry. she calls this news about lasseter disappointing but not surprising.
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>> these sectors of the industry are not immune to what women have gone through and continue to go through. >> reporter: elissa harrington, abc 7 news. sexual harassment allegations rocking hollywood are shining a spotlight on a problem that women face all too often across america. in a quinnipiac university national poll released today, 69% of women say they have been harassed. 60% of women say it happened in the workplace. 43% of women say they've been harassed socially. some advocacy groups have reported a recent increase in claims and inquiries relating to workplace sexual harassment because of the headlines. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has the story. >> fear of being retaliated against or blacklists has kept women from speaking out about these kinds of issues. >> reporter: these issues, sexual harassment in the workplace, are the silent secret now getting a voice. while heavy hitters like harvey
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weinstein and kevin spacey face accusations, women's advocacy groups have seen a surge in calls from low wage workers who work inleaning companies and restaurants. >> i think it's been a real eye opener for many people in the public to see how pervasive this problem really is. >> reporter: christopher dolan is an attorney and leads company sexual harassment seminars. the companies where he's seen the most problems are start-ups. >> the startup environment as we've seen at uber is sort of the wild west. and people there feel empowered to do whatever they want because of the informality of the business. >> reporter: but sexual harassment training for companies of a certain size is the law. former assemblywoman sarah reyes sponsored it and admits it's not enough. >> we need more training, not less training. we need more knowledge of what sexual harassment is. >> reporter: as for why so many women are now coming forward, some advocates say it's because
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they're realizing they're not alone and this is actually the first time they're publicly able to talk about it. in san francisco lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. meantime, cbs has fired host charlie rose. three more women have now come forward, adding to the eight women who originally accused minimum of sexual misconduct, ranging from groping to nudity. pbs and bloomberg also terminated their relationship with the veteran tv newsman. shifting gears, more than 50 million americans are expected to travel for the thanksgiving holiday. hopefully, the bay area doesn't get this bad. look at that. it's los angeles traffic earlier this evening. actually, that's i-5. how about a look at walnut crek? this is 680 right now. and you can see not a lot of traffic. so easygoing there. and then the golden gate bridge also quite calm. just a couple of cars out there. we do have rain on the way, but will it impact your travel
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plans? let's check in with meteorologist sandhya patel. sandhya? >> that's the million-dollar question. let's first start out with the warmth today. it was a record-setting day. san jose 76 degrees. 81 in santa cruz. both ties for today. pretty warm from redwood city to fremont to napa. wead h some low 70s. mild other parts of the bay area. salinas airport 82. that was a new record for today. if you're traveling i-5 north to portland, could be slow going because of the weather conditions. heading to l.a. the central valley to tahoe you should be just fine. bay area airports tomorrow looking good. tomorrow afternoon sun and high clouds, temperatures in the 70s. and as far as other airports new york city 52 degrees, miami you might encounter some problems with thunderstorms there. chicago, l.a., you're looking fine. and as you take a look at the statewide picture, hot in the desert. also in los angeles up to the north showers in eureka. live doppler 7 tracking just a few clouds right now. but there is rain on the way. i'll let you know if it's going to impact your return home
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coming up. dan? >> sandhya, thanks very much. a verdict in the kate steinle murder trial could come at any time. the jury was given the case this afternoon. it will resume deliberations tomorrow morning. prosecutors say jose ines garcia zarate deliberately shot steinle on san francisco's embarcadero in 2015 while the defense says he found a stolen gun that went off by accident. san francisco-based uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete personal information they stole from the company and to keep quiet about it. the hackers took names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of more than 34578 passengers and drivers last year. there's no evidence the information was misused. the company fired its security chief this week for his role in hiegd the breach. there is a new twist tonight in the growing fight over your access to the internet that's known as net neutrality. new york's attorney general is investigating a massive case of identity fraud that he says undermined the public comment
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process. eric schneiderman says people used the identities of others across the country and here in california to make anti-net neutrality comments to federal communications commission members. the chairman of the fcc wants to repeal net neutrality, which prevents an internet service provider from charging you more to access certain websites. critics say that could open the door for big internet service providers to favor their own content over others. >> newer services, smaller services, start-ups who are just kind of getting going, basically the next netflix that you haven't heard of yet, they're going to have a hard time competing in this new environment. >> the fcc has so far not agreed to help with the investigation into the identity theft that may have influenced the conversation. a vote on net neutrality is expected next month. an undocumented worker whose controversial arrest became a lightning rod for bay area immigration activists is a free man tonight. hugo mejia walked out of a
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corrections center in elk grove a few hours ago. his family was there to meet him. a san francisco judge granted mejia bail while his case makes its way through immigration court. the long-time san rafael resident and father of three was arrested in may while reporting for a construction job at travis air force base. now to the upcoming holiday. people of course rushing to get out of town and rushing to get ready for thanksgiving day itself. abc 7 news reporter janine de la vega caught up with some shoppers. >> this is the best one. >> reporter: meet maha al saruhi. she braved the crowds at costco tonight. like many others here she's rushing to get all her shopping done for thanksgiving. >> i've been to costco four times this week. >> reporter: some people came with a game plan, even calculating the best time to come. >> we tried to be very specific about what time to come today. we thought let's go when everybody else is at home having their dinner. >> reporter: but at 5:30 the parking lot at the almaden plaza was full. inside the aisles were bustling. >> we've got croissants.
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we've got pie. we've got eggnog and raisins and egg. >> reporter: it's not just grocery stores experiencing the surge. retailers like best buy are preparing for the onslaught of customers looking forward to the thanksgiving and black friday sales. >> we have doorbusters on thanksgiving day. there will be like a 50-inch tv for a really good deal. and then even on friday same thing, we'll have other deals that come out just for that day. >> reporter: but some aren't concerned with a deal. they just need to get in and out. they're taking advantage of stores like safeway where some locations are open 24 hours. >> today it's a salad. and we'll see what else we need by tomorrow. >> reporter: something will come up probably? >> yeah. absolutely. >> thank you guys. have a good one. happy thanksgiving. >> you too. >> reporter: and don't worry if you're a procrastinator. certain safeways are open on thanksgiving day until 6:00 p.m. reporting from san jose, janine de la vega, abc 7 news. a former teenage heartthrob passes away. up next a look back at the life of david cassidy. plus a feast fit for a king
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that will support north bay fire victims. and a generous mystery man who left thousands of dollars in tips last year has struck again
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as you may have heard, '70s teen heartthrob david cassidy has died. the 67-year-old singer and actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in ft. lauderdale, florida. abc news reporter adrienne
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bankert looks back at his life and legacy. >> reporter: david cassidy, pop singer, teen idol. cassidy catapulting into national prominence in 1970 with the tv series "the partridge family." ♪ spread a little love and keep moving on ♪ starring as keith partridge, son of shirley partridge, who was played by cassidy's real-life stepmother shirley jones. songs on the tv sitcom topped the pop charts. ♪ i think i love you ♪ i think i love you ♪ i think i louf cassidy produced numerous albums with the partridge family and some solo ones. he continued his music career into his later years when he began to suffer from substance abuse. earlier this year cassidy announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia, describing on the dr. phil show how he first realized he may suffer from the disease. >> when friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, remember i just told you
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this two days ago and there is no memory of it. that's when i began to be ver concerned. >> reporter: david cassidy was 67 years old. adrienne bankert, abc news. a special thank you meal for first responders who rushed to the north bay fires unfolded today in wine country. abc 7 news was in the carneros valley right on the border of napa and sonoma counties. one long table 625 feet was set up in a vineyard. the price was $500 a plate. much of it donated. so first responders could come. all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit wildfire recovery efforts. the person known for leaving just astronomical tips with the notation "tips for jesus" is back and identified. "the new york post" reports it is former paypal vice president jack shelby, worth an estimated $50 million. on instagram his alter ego, tips
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for jesus, posted a photo of a "new york post" article mentioning his latest big tip. this weekend he left a $5,000 tip after ordering just $100 in drinks at an upper west side bar. san francisco has shared in shelby's generosity over the past two years. he's left tips of 1,500 and $2,000 at taco-licious and bar san patcho as well. >> hopefully he's inspired a lot of other people -- >> i think last year people maybe not to that extreme but they leaving big tips. >> you can say it's an extreme at the weather departent but you might like it that way. >> something to be thankful for this week. meteorologist sandhya patel is here. nice weather. >> absolutely beautiful weather, dan and kristen but not exactly what you'd expect to see this time of year. look at how unusually warm it's going to be. this is an hour by-hour forecast for livermore going from the 50s tomorrow morning to the mid 70s. yeah, that's unusually warm. today's temperatures were anywhere between 3 to about 17
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degrees warmer than normal and we're going to go at that again with more records likely. live doppler 7 right now showing you clear skies unless you're in some of our valleys. that's where we are seeing some fog. look at the visibility. it's dense fog in santa rosa down to a quarter of a mile. concord down to 3. livermore, four-mile visibility. napa 7. so do watch out during the early morning commute or if you are traveling out of town. temperatures right now in the 40s to the 60s. it's 60 degrees in san francisco. really mild. now, if you have travel plans around the country, really most of the country looks good. you're looking at potential problems across the pacific northwest where they'll be seeing rain and then across the southeast where they're going to have to deal with showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, you're good to go. the airports are looking great. thanksgiving day forecast also looks beautiful. here's your planner. 7:00 a.m. a chance of a few sprinkles in the north bay or a light shower. i would not change your plans because of this. it's not a game changer. lingering clouds at noon and it's mild weather for 4:00.
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low 60s to mid 70s. here's a live picture from our mount tamalpais camera. it's just a beautiful view as we look at san francisco. patchy, dense morning fog. we're looking at record afternoon temperatures. highs, that is, mild for thanksgiving, north bay sprinkles and light rain on saturday and sunday now. so here's a look at your morning lows. mid 40s to mid 50s. yes, chilly enough to where you need to bundle up. and watch out for that fog, especially in the valleys. here is a look at that forecast. 5:00 a.m. the fog is around antioch, brentwood, north bay, valleys. if you are traveling across the central valley, tracy, modesto, you'll be socked in. this is the time of year you'll have to watch out for that. high clouds for the afternoon will filter the sun. but that's not going to stop us from warming up to possibly record levels again. so san jose 76 degrees. previous record was 75 set in 1924. that is likely to be a record along with gilroy. expected to hit 82 degrees. old record was 79. let's start with the south bay. 76 in san jose, 74 santa clara.
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morgan hill 79 degrees. on the peninsula. 73 menlo park. half moon bay really warm. 72 degrees. downtown san francisco 7307 high clouds and sun in the north bay. most of you in the low to mid 70s. 73 santa rosea. east bay the kind of weather you expect to say in late spring. 78 degrees in livermore and the inland east bay. we're talking about late november almost thanksgiving and beach weather here in the bay area 72 in half moon bay 81 in santa cruz yeah you can hit the beach here. not too many places you can say that p. moderate uv index. definitely not what you expect to see. accuweather seven-day forecast records are likely tomorrow. thanksgiving is looking good. just a few sprinkles possible in the north bay. if you're doing some shopping on black friday, hey, get ready to enjoy dry conditions for all you shoppers out there. level 1 systems saturday into sunday bringing us some rain and breezy conditions. much cooler weather sunday,
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monday, tuesday. so definitely back to our usual trend. you can download the accuweather app. and dan and kristen, check out and dan and kristen, check out
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tnksgivin is a little diffenert when you'ren space. nasa tweeted this video showing how astronautsaboard the internatiol space station prepare their thanksgiving meal. >> well, look at that. the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and yams, all there but in a form that was freeze dried and has to be rehydrated for consumption. >> just looks delicious, doesn't it? >> yeah. you can buy that i think. freeze dried nasa food. >> i guess.
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good evening. when you have super bowl hopes and you're 4-6, someone's going to pay the price, and today it was defensive coordinator ken norton jr. he'll be replaced by john pagano, who's on the raiders' staff. raiders are coming off a 33-8 rout by the patriots in mexico. defense just got shredded by tom brady. a lot of people have been shredding these raiders. opponents are completing over 70% of their passes against the silver and black, which is just absurd. and the raiders have yet to intercept a single pass this year. they'll play denver on sunday. here's reaction to the firing. >> i mean, we for sure could have did some other stuff something, different things. he made some good points while he was here. you know, we play under our talent level and those things come with consequences. >> the warriors flew into
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oklahoma city tonight. they'll play the thunder tomorrow. no cupcake signs out this evening for kevin durant, who used to call okc home. k.d. warmly received, in fact. signed some autographs for troops, posed for pictures with a baby. adorable right there. we'll see if the crowd is as kind tomorrow night. earlier today the warriors practiced at st. john's with ex-warriors star chris mullen who's coaching the red storm. durant officially listed as questionable with a sore ankle. hard to imagine him missing this game, though. he says it's just one of 82. >> just a regular game for me now. i know how to tune out the crowd. i know how to tune out the [ bleep ]. and just keep it at basketball. i'll be all right. college hoops. vcu taking maui. the maui gym invitational. jonathan williams the steal and the score. vcu up 10 early. later in the first cal's don coleman with a drive and no. but marcus lee yes. with authority!
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kristen, want to do some sports tere? >> with authority. >> muscling in on your turf. >> that's okay. i like the enthusiasm. i'm willing to share. jenkins went for 27 and cal falls 83-69. i may need your help for this also. i know you want to cal so you're pumped up. this had people mesmerized earlier. watch number 80. don't lose 80. now you see him. now you don't. >> that is so funny. >> usc coach clay helton posted this video, and people are replaying it over and over and over. 80 is apparently invisible. which is a good trait to have on the football field. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> that has every element for a viral video right there. >> one more time? >>


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