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Jul 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
out in the wake of the not guilty verdict in the george zimmerman trial. there were two nights of violent demonstrations. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield has the latest. >> police declared unlawful assembly last night so they could break up the crowd. a crowd of people caused problems around the intersection of broadway and 14 near city hall. they blocked cars from getting through the intersection. they forced drivers to turn around threatening them. there were reports there were people breaking windows and spraying graffiti while protesting the verdict against george zimmerman found not guilty in the death of trayvon martin. >> i have been a victim in a situation like this in my neighborhood. >> the crowd was mostly peaceful through the day. people gathered in the afternoon to march through downtown oakland and made statements again the verdict. sunday morning, property owners spent time choneing up the vandalism that happened from saturday's march and last night problems started again. the mayor released a statement saying "this is unacceptable." >> breaking news from san mate
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Apr 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
teenager is set to appear in court on a second degree murder charge. george zimmerman turned himself in last night in connection with the february shooting of the 17-year-old trayvon martin. zimmerman claims it was self-defense. his attorney says he will plead not guilty. the attorney plans to invoke florida's stand your ground law which gives wide leeway to use deadly force. live report coming up in 15 minutes. >>> state lawmakers intend to make university police departments more accountable in the wake of a report blasting acts of officers against student protesters. the report says uc davis police used excessive force when they pepper sprayed students last fall. the reportmg5tf criticizes uc administrators for creating an environment that allowed it to happen. the task force is recommending a top to bottom review of school police departments, the two officers who sprayed the protesters and the chief are on paid leave while the incident is being investigated. >>> 4:37 now. time for a check of weather which is all that is going on this morning. >> we have that small stream and flood
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Jul 16, 2013 4:30am PDT
thrown at them. people are here protesting the fact that george zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of trayvon martin in florida. this has been the third day of protests in oakland. last night nine people were arrested. before we go, this is an empty building with a sign you may have seen in oakland an old abandoned storefront with a boarded up window. police made nine arrests and most of those arrested have addresses outside of oakland. >> thank you. the protests turned violent if los angeles with 13 people facing charges after this scene last night. a group of 150 people broke off from a larger group and started attacking cars and businesses and swarm add driver smashing a car until they took off. a local news crew was also attacked. >> george zimmerman's parents told barbara walters they fear for their son's life. the couple are speaking out for the first time since the aquittal in shooting death of unarmed florida teen george zimmerman. they are concerned about george's safety and their own. he is in hiding. there have been death threats against their son, the tones and ev
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Jul 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
now where protests again the verdict in the george zimmerman trial are not over but they are getting less violent. police were out. they held back and the only assaults were verbal. police are asking for help in prosecuting those who spray painted the walls downtown and broke windows. they are asking for video. come forward and hand it over to police. some is surfacing. this club shows a roast turned violent. police are asking people to turn over video so they can prosecute the people they have arrested. they made a dozen arrests. the chief of police is explaining himself. he has received criticism from business owners and residents and a city council member about police being too soft on the roasts -- protests saying it is tougher than you think to make the arrests. >> it is difficult to march into a crowd of several hundred and grab a couple people that are breaking windows. >> last night we did not see the violence we have seen the past three nights but it was quieter with in broken windows or fires being set. people were protesting the aquittal of george zimmerman in florida. las
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Aug 1, 2013 4:30am PDT
captain george zimmerman drove away with a warning after getting pulled over for speeding in texas. video shows an officer stopping george zimmerman in the dallas suburb on sunday. he told the officer he had a gun stashed inside his glove compartment. >> just checking. >> reduce your speed and slow down and just give you a warning. this is a warning. take it easy. >> texas officials said the officer handled the situation by the book. the stop came two weeks after george zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager trayvon martin. >> in san francisco, it will cost more to have the trash hauled away. the company that handles the pickup will increase rates in august by $6 to $34 a month the first increase in three years. the company says that they are charging more for garbage pickup because of a big increase in customers using their recycle service which is flow the. >> today, things are about to get busy in the napa valley. this morning growers will pick grapes manning the start to an early harvest. one of the top producers of sparkling wine, mumm, will peck at
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Apr 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
correspondent brian ross for more on that. brian. >> reporter: well, george, they've imposed a no-fly zone over watertown, several thousand police, i would say, have been here going door to door trying to find this suspect. so far without success. we expect the governor, he's just pulled up over here with heavily armed police surrounding him, as well and, in fact, before they set this up, they had dogs come through they said for our safety to make sure that we'd be safe. they continue to feel that this suspect, number two, may not be the only one they're looking for, so they're very concerned there could be other devices and other associates that are attached to this group that hit the boston marathon on monday and then, of course, the wild and violent overnight >> let's get more on this from pierre thomas in washington. pierre, as you've been reporting, brothers from chechnya, at least the two suspects we know of. >> reporter: that's the operating assumption right now, george, and just to piggyback on what briasan w saying, the situation right now, you're going to have that entire region
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May 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
reports of injuries. >> kristen: president obama and george clooney head add fund-raiser. he now supports same-sex marriage. katie, watershed announcement. how will it affect the crowd today? >> going out on the hollywood is historically democratically liberal kind of town. they will be on his side and they have plenty of money and this is a fund-raiser at george clooney house. speaking of fund-raising, the obama campaign actually received $1 million in donations within 90 minutes of his exclusive interview with good morning america's interview robin roberts. they say it's a brave and milestone for civil rights. there is the politics of it. is it a smart move heading into an election. >> i have just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> in november, he is going to lose votes and he'll pick up votes. i'm not sure how much of gain it will be. >> mitt romney responded quickly to the announcement. he was campaigning in oklahoma and he reiterated he believes marriage is between a man and wo
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Apr 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
man to charge the court and punch a local high school basketball player in the face? >>> for george lucas no kiss and make-up. the bay area community now ready to roll out the red carpet pet for the movie icon's new3q lysol knows the soft places we love could be home to thousands of bacteria. so use lysol disinfectant spray on soft surfaces everyday when you're cleaning up to keep your home healthy. it kills 99.9% of bacteria, won't stain, and leaves your soft surfaces with a light, fresh scent. lysol - the number one pediatrician recommended brand. lysol. mission for health. to the serene waters of glacier bay, air wick has partnered with the national park foundation so you can experience the spirit of these national treasures in your home. the national park collection. something in the air wick. with the lysol no-touch hand soap system healthy hands can be automatic. for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. embarcadero in san francisco you can see the bay bridge. we are going to begin the nice warm-up mike has been talking about and the 80° temperatures today.
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Jun 13, 2012 4:30am PDT
florida trayvon martin case. now the wife of the defendant george zimmerman is facing perjury. she is accused of lying to a judge about the couple's finances as her husband was being released on $150,000, it carries a sentence of up to five years and $5,000 fine. she has posted her own bail but the judge revoked her husband's bail. george zimmerman is awaited trial from a jail cell. >>> in arizona voters are sending democrat ron barber to washington to finish the term of former representative gabby giffords. he won yesterday's special election over republican jesse kelly. giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head to focus on recovery. barber was also injured in the shooting rampage that killed six, giffords stayed out of the campaign for the most part but barber got a hand from give forces and her husband this past weekend. >> thank you for your support. >> thank you. >> that you very much. >> thank you very much. >>> life takes unexpected turns and here we are! >> barber will be running again in november's general election for a full term. >>> new poll just released wit
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Jul 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> this morning in england prince william and kate and prince george remain at the palace spending time with kate's parents. no word on when they plan to return or if the prince will have more visitors. the newest heir is getting gifts including a unique gift from austria, not australia, gifted him a baby crocodile -- yes, that is australia. it is australia. he was born the same day that the couple announced they were expecting. >> a crock style? what worse, a crack dial or a bag of glass? >> a crocodile. okay, maybe for a petting zoo. >> even a petting zoo with a crack dial is not a good idea. >> you are down on the crocodile? >> not a good baby gift. >> how about the weather? >> all right, everyone, 4:47. live doppler 7 hd shows the cloud cover is hugging the coast and it is trying to slip across san francisco and into the shallow valleys along the north bay coast so we will watch santa rosa to see if you get any of the reduced visibility we are seeing loan the coast. if you are stepping out it is coolest in the half moon bay at 52 and 61 in mountain view and san jose and only to
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Jul 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> after 12 days of dramatic testimony in his murder trial, george zimmerman will learn this morning which charges he will face for shooting trayvon martin. attorneys for both sides use add mannequin in the florida courtroom to stimulate the struggle between george zimmerman and martin. the defense rested yesterday. this morning, the court will announce which charges george zimmerman the face, a difficulty process than we see here in california. closing arguments are going do begin at 10:00 our time and the case is expected to be in the jury's hands some time tomorrow. >> a lot of people drink diet soda to trim their waist but it could be a waste of time. >> and pork prices could go higher at the grocery store. >> we follow the progress of removing the wreckage of asiana flight 214 with a look at the work continuing, right now, on >> good morning, everyone, on this thursday. a picture of san francisco from embarcadero. it is pretty empty. what is traffic and the weather like? we will have updates coming up. >> today, san francisco will crown the 50th champion in the cable car ringing
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May 18, 2012 4:30am PDT
befojtjñ even evidence in the death of trayvon martin. the admission from police on the night george zimmerman shot and kill the florida teenager. >>> con-artists targeting the elderly. >>> what you can expect from the ring of fire eclipse that will be visible this weekend.3q lysol knows the soft places we love could be home to bacteria. so use lysol disinfectant spray on soft surfaces everyday when you're cleaning up to kill 99.9% of bacteria. lysol. mission for health. the more dirt can spread around the kitchen. that's why we created the lysol no-touch kitchen system. one solution for sparkling dishes, plus clean surfaces, plus healthy hands. all in a no-touch design. could be home to bacteria. so use lysol disinfectant spray on soft surfaces everyday when you're cleaning up to kill 99.9% of bacteria. lysol. mission for health. . >>> a lot of sunshine today upper 50s to low 60s along the coast into san francisco upper 60s to low 70s bay shore. 80 in antioch. breezy along our beaches and bay shoreline. 60s around seattle and portland, a lot of 80s through the heart of the country e
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Jul 31, 2013 4:30am PDT
protest of the george zimmerman verdict. a waiter was hit in the face with a hammer during the protest. the ordinance which prevents damage and injuries passed 5-0 but not all council members were present and some abstained. the ordinance was defended until 1:00 o'clock this morning. >> the only thing we understand is force. that is a reality in oakland. we have to overcome that. hopefully we can overcome the problem but this is a tough love and take hard action. i wish i would not have to do this but we have to enforce the law and rules. >> the afl-cio is against the ordinance calling the tools of violence too broad and one asked if a group of plumbers or carpenters is walking down the set with work tools are they in violation of the law. the city council passed another controversial item this morning regarding security cameras. more open that in 30 minutes. >> latest on efforts to avert a second bart strike. both sides will be back at 9 bargaining table but they cannot agree on how much progress they are making. matt keller has more from the pack. matt? >> union leaders are going to
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Jul 2, 2013 4:30am PDT
fire-fighting tragedy in arizona. >> president obama meets with former president george w. bush. it is where they met this morning th >> good morning, on abc7 news with a look a 280 and san jose, where there is no traffic that could not be affected too much by the bart strike but there will be heat down there and the drivers need to be careful in the cars. >> we bring you real time updates on the bart strike as we travel using cell phone technology to bring you the latest from the roads and our news engineer is on the move this morning. he is at the bay bridge toll plaza where obviously it is backing up. dick? >> good morning, eric and kristen will this morning commute is unfolding and we have slightly heavier traffic than we had yesterday. and the folks with fast track trans ponders are going through at the speed limit with no delays. right now i am in a cash lane on the left-hand side of the toll plaza and you can see we have a pretty good little backup going with 10 or 15 or 20-car backup at the toll gates. the folks are having to pay cash to get through that are in the backup, the
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May 8, 2013 4:30am PDT
red carpet is will woulded out for two hollywood powerhouses, the event that brought together george lucas and harrison ford. >> medical breakthrough for men, a test that comes out that could save thousands from unnecessary treatment for a common type >> some of the biggest stars in hollywood are in san francisco. harrison ford and george lucas were on hand for the 56th san francisco international policemen festival. each was honored for changing film making forever with "star wars." ford stars in 42, received the top award for excellence in act ing. >> those guys have made a couple of successful movies, do you think? >> that is safe bet. >> now mike has the forecast. >> good morning, everyone, game three with phillies, a day game, partly sunny, and sun is the big issue until later in the game when it starts to open up and the clouds will let it through. temperature at 58 first pitch and warming to 62. the best chance of wet weather and snow is moving through the sierra and spilling into the central valley around fresno and toward bakersfield with a few showers in los angeles and san
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Jun 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
parents were arrested for child neglect. >>> two main characters from george lucas' most popular movies will be unveiled. bronze statues will be permanent fixtures in the city's new downtown imagination park. george lucas donated the land for the park and demolished a building to make room for it. the community foundation has raised almost half of the $300,000 it needs to cover the cost of creating and maintaining the park. >>> good news for fans of the legendary scope train. it will soon be rolling again. a large section of the railroad has shut down since april when a tunnel collapsed. the train's owner didn't have the $300,000 to make the needed repairs until this week. san francisco's save the redwood league agreed to provide the money in exchange for an option to purchase land to protect redwoods along the railroad's 40-mile long right of way. the owner of the 128-year-old railway say trains could be running again by mid july. >>> 4:55. this morning we're checking out some winds with leyla gulen in for mike nicco. you may want to reconsider going on the bay or ocean today. >> every
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Jul 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
department to file civil rights charges against george zimmerman. george sr. says it is up to washington to get justice for florida teen trayvon martin. about 200 people rallying in san jose last might to make the same demand they marched to the federal building on south 1st street. one one protester delayed a light rail train while she stood in front of it. last weekend a jury acquitted zimmerman of murder charges in martin's shooting death. >>> champion driver from the central valley remains in serious condition this morning. after crashing at the cfair ground. peter murphy was moving up on his sprint car saturday night's main event. the two cars collided and murphy's car rolled over. it took about 30 minutes for crews to cut him out of the car. murphy was airlifted to the medical center in walnut creek. >>> firefighters working to contain that massive mountain fire in southern california are getting help from mother mate. increased humidity and more than an inch of rain over the weekend helped crews fighting the fire west of palm springs. so far the fire has burned more than 27,000 acres
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Apr 23, 2012 4:30am PDT
is now at a secret location after being released from jail overnight. george zimmerman posted $150,000 bail and left the florida lock-up facility in the middle of the night. news crews grabbed pictures of him leaving with an unidentified man. they got into a white bmw and left for a secret location. he was granted bail by a judge but must wear a tracking anklet. >> we are worried that some emotions are still negative and that may play out against george. >> i didn't think he would be able to get out until there was some kind of trial. >> they better not let him get out here, no telling what might happen. >> zimmerman claims he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin in self-defense in february. his trial may not begin for over a year. >>> in a fewfjcfñ hours prosecus and defense lawyers are set to present opening arguments in the john edwards trial in greensboro, north carolina. they will argue whether the former democratic presidential candidate violated campaign finance laws. he pleaded not guilty to six counts related to nearly a million dollars in secret payments from two wealthy
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Jun 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
francisco expect delays game time 7:15. >>> 4:38. >>> still ahead, george lucas donating one of his marin county properties for a good cause. >>> two students are severely burned during a school trip. why the law prevented their mother from doing anything about it. >>> colorful crowds filled the streets this past weekend for the largest pride event in the nation. os >>> good morning. 4:40 on this monday. hope you had a great weekend. looking at bay bridge you can see it is mostly clear maybe just a little a few clouds around cool once again today meteorologist lisa argen has a possible warm-up for us she will check out temperatures coming up. >>> right now this story in tacoma, washington two kids were severely sunburned during a school field trip because the teachers were not allowed to put sunscreen on them. the 11-year-old and 9-year-old were so badly burned their mother rushed help to the hospital. they aren't just fair skinned zoe has a form of albinism. most schools do not allow sunscreen without a doctor's note. >> i can't see any justification for any school to tell a child
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
highly decorated combat soldier in vietnam known for his close system . >>> -- former president george h.w. bush is likely to remain in the hospital over the weekend. bush has been hospitalize since last month following a bout with bronchitis was transfered to the icu last weekend because of high fever. >> president obama is scheduled to meet with top congressional leaders in the oval office with the fiscal cliff deadline rapidly approaching. congress is cutting it close to avoid the fiscal cliff yesterday senate majority leader harry reid blasted speaker boehner for letting lawmakers go on vacation. house makers are not due back until sun -- house lawmakers are not due back until sunday. boehner said the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. >>> all the early season rain and snow we've been getting has water experts optimistic about california's water supply. the storms have replenished many reservoirs snow has increased snow back to nearly 150% of normal. >> partial supply in the barn either in reservoir storm or snow pack. however, it still depends on the remainder
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Mar 6, 2013 4:30am PST
is proposing a big hike in the federal minimum wage which now stands at 7:25. east bacon man george miller introduce add bill along with iowa senator tom harken to raise minimum wage $3 to $10.10 an hour. that is just over the $10 minimum wage now in affect in san jose. but less than san francisco where it is $10.55 an hour the miller and hacken say raising the wages will lift millions out of poverty but republicans argue that it would hurt employers and, therefore, hurt job creation. >> ike a is recalling chocolate cakes weeks after their famous meatballs tested positive for horse meat. this time, officials in china say they detected fecal bacteria in the cakes. china destroyed two tons of the cake. they say this happened in december but they only learned this week about it and food sales make up 5 percent of their total revenue. >> a restaurant in downtown san francisco plans to serve their last meal this month. they have been serving for 27 years claiming to be the first fine dining chinese restaurant to introduce asian fusion food to san francisco. the restaurant says that it wi
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Jun 21, 2012 4:30am PDT
george zimmerman for shooting martin. the teenager's family says they respect the decision. lee will receive three months severance and one week's salary >>> bay area cooling-off, hot and humid across much of the nation. northeast breaking records to maine. >> reporter: at least a dozen states remain under heat warning as temperature records are shattered if the midwest to the northeast. >> above normal for most of the country especially into the central states where there's been expanding drought and especially southwest which has been suffering through a very rough wildfire season. >> reporter: many chicago residents flocked to the beach for the third straight day hoping to find relief. >> in the water. not just your feet in the water, -- >> reporter: saginaw, michigan energy substation broke down leaving many without power for several hours. >> just being in there and leave my windows open and try not to do too much. >> reporter: farmers are worried the heat and lack of rain will devastate crops. in new york city, a thermometer on the roof of abc hit 120°. officials in the big ap
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Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
four years. this is the first time since colin powell served under president george w. bush that a man will be sworn in as secretary of state. >> the war against mosquitoes is on this morning as the north bay. the health concern that will have workers spraying the air today. san francisco's battle against public nudity get as major boost fromñ!ñcús >> welcome back on this wednesday morning. san francisco mayor lee says a compromise agreement is imminent for california pacific medical center to rebuild st. luke's hospital and construct a new hospital at the site of the former cathedral hill hotel. the $2.5 billion project includes demolishing the old hotel to make way for 550-bed hospital. a delay has been over traffic issues. any deal would include a scaled down cathedral hill hospital and increased investment in st. luke's in the mission district. the announcement is expected before a board of supervisors vote on march 12. >> this morning, the mosquito control district in marin will spray for mosquitoes. the park in san rafael and deer island in novato will be included in the treat
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Aug 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
university towns, meanwhile he got help from actor george clooney who raised more than half a million dollars last night in a fundraiser he held in switzerland for u.s. donors living abroad. >> >> petaluma little leaguers back in their own beds after a heroes' welcome. -- >>> fans cheered the team who praised -- placed third. they had a motorcycle escort riding in a stretch limo crowds lined the streets as the motorcade passed petaluma the city plans to hold a parade sunday afternoon. boy, do they deserve it, they showed heart, talent and everything you need to be champions. >> it was terrific. were on vacation in portland in the hotel dining room, we were like -- everybody is looking at us. those are our boys. >> more people watched that game and the giants' game on at the same time when they played panama that day. >>> boys enjoy it, right now back to cool, back to the grind. -- back-to-school, back to the grind. >>> right now it is clear from sutro tower to san francisco to the east bay hills. lack of clouds means a lack of moisture. we are going to have a good run of weather for y
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
next 10 days. we said hello to lieutenant governor and his wife who was a nominee. george clooney and hugh jackman were hanging out before clooney won best. >> it is more than we imagined. i cannot imagine the press from all over the world. >> film is an international medium. thousands of journalists covering the event. my red carpet neighbors are seen in 44 lat tin countries. the super bowl chef showed what they made: 15,000 plates and a treat. >> this is filled with...chocolate. >> chocolate. yes, chocolate. >> that was our arts and entertainment reporter who came out of retime to cover the oscars. in the bay area, former president jimmy carter talked about the bid for best picture during a san francisco speaking engagement. he was president during the iran hostage crisis and he says it exaggerated the c.i.a.'s role in the rescue. >> my judgment is 90 percent of the credit for that heroic and brilliant move should have been with the canadians and the movie ignores practically any contribution by the canadians. aside from that it is a vivid, wonderful film. >> jimmy carter spoke befo
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Jun 5, 2013 4:30am PDT
-based get equal, protesting here outside at george clooney's home last year. >> a check from owe meteorologist mike nicco. will it be ground hog day, mike? >> you could say that, a very good description, like yesterday. temperatures right now in the east bay valley are mostly main to upper 50's and 54 and 55 from pleasanton hill and walnut creek and san ramon and dublin/pleasanton and livermore, and pittsburg, and 56 in antioch and 57 in brentwood. in the 50's everywhere from novato at 50 to richmond at 53 and alameda is 55 and redwood city at 57 and 58 in cupertino. the day planner shows clouds this morning. they will dominate throughout the morning commute. maybe drizzle at the coast. lows to upper 50's from the coast to inland through the bay. temperatures at noon are in the 60's and we will have sunshine inland and breaking out around the bay and 50's and 60's and 70's at 4:00 and 50's and 60's at 7:00. hooking ahead county the three hottest days of the forecast, tomorrow, friday, and saturday, temperatures are near 100 inland on saturday and near 90 around the bay and 70 at
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
station that will one day include a connection to ace and capital corridor trains. >>> george lucas is donate most of the four billion dollars he will make when disney buys his france khaoeuz to charity. -- franchise to charity. undisclosed educational foundation his own foundation has donated 175,000 to university of southern california -- >>> next, frustration grows in parts of new york at the slow pace of recovery from sandy. latest on the widespread damage in a live report. >>> south bay school principal on trial tries to explain why she failed to report a suspected molester. >>> new poll finds change in momentum over controversial ballot measure to abolish death penalty. >> this is atlantis moving slowly going two miles per hour. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [
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Apr 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
attorney george gascon could receive additional $13,000. more than $8,000 for the public defender and nearly $8,000 for mayor lee. also nearly $4,000 for city attorney herrera. this comes at a politically difficult time for the mayor. lee is seeking pay cuts. >>> 4:44. in a few hours congress votes on a plan to force millionaires to pay a minimum amount of tax. why some lawmakers say this is a pointless vote. >>> ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help save the planet. >> we'll reveal the winners of the world's most prestigious environmental awards. >>> more than 100 tornadoes ravaged the midwest. >>> the discovery in a bay area lab that could turn the tide in the battle against one of the most common forms of leukemia. >>> good morning. live look from our high-definition roof cam clouds out there. later today our forecast is calling for sunny skies, warmer temperatures highs in the 60s and 70s. fuller forecast coming up later on. >>> back to those deadly tornadoes that touched down over the weekend in the midwest. a small town in oklahoma was among the hardest hit. diana a
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May 24, 2013 4:30am PDT
stealinging valuables from passengers checked luggage. 45-year-old george reyes was caught in a sting. investigators attached gps devices on valuables placed in luggage. some disappeared and were later traced to his home. he victimized 50 people dating back to march, when passengers started reporting missing electroni electronics. >>> caltran says it's confident its plan to work around defective bolts on the bridge will be a success. hundreds of steel wires will eventually fill those holes. those wires will anchor steel saddles like the one shown here. the saddles will compensate for 32 broken steel bolts. this system is designed to keep the bridge safe in a major earthquake. >>> if you haven't booked a camp site at a california state park, you may be out of luck. nearly 27,000 nights have been booked for this weekend. an all time high. more campers are staying longer than before. if you're scrambling to score a camp site, you may want to look inland and north. beach and coastal campgrounds fill up first and are likely full for the three-day weekend. >>> speaking of which, this three-
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
former president george bush. >> presidential medals are awarded to the six people who died while protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present the surviving family members with the medals next week at a white house ceremony given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> next, the wild roundup on an east bay road. drivers encounter a creature better suited for the desert. >> florida teen talks back to a judge and pays the price. >> health news affecting pregnancy women. >> good morning, on wednesday. now, a live look on the bay. gorgeous. clear. that is why it is colder. mike nicco has the forecast ahead. authorities are investigating the death of $50,000 in copper piping. someone game with the property is probably responsible because it looks they use add key to get in the locked gates of the camp which was established by the city of concord 40 years ago. we did a profile on a summer youth program there in 2006.
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Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
hospital in carson city, 36 miles away. doctors say most of her recovery emotional. george warren, abc7 news. >>> tomorrow we are asking you to help make this holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. kicking off the abc7 share your holiday food drive. tomorrow meet the news team as we broadcast from around the bay area taking donations. for the location nearest you go to abc7news.com. if you with would like to meet kristen or cheryl jennings try coming out. >> heaviest of the rain over by 5:00 tomorrow morning. the longer you can wait to see us, the better off you will be. good morning. coming up on 4:48. embarcadero dry, breezes are light as palm trees are holding still as most flags. doppler is dry, sitting, waiting for that next storm to move in from the northwest, it will get it even when its 150 miles out we will see it before it gets to your neighborhood. clouds and fog north bay valleys, central valley rain now moving from seattle down to the north bay better part of 13 to 14 hours fast moving storm that is going to keep rainfall amounts down, low. let's talk abou
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Apr 3, 2013 4:30am PDT
president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend the opening of former president george w. bush's presidential library with the said indication at southern methodist university on april 25th. the facility is 23 acres and will house 43,000 artifacts from his presidency. of note, representatives from the university of chicago and the university of hawaii have met with officials at the bush facility preparing a bid to left president obama's library. >> hundreds of cancer patients in canada are facing disturbing news, their chemotherapy treatments may have been watered down. according to the government agency cancer care ontario, 1,200 patients got lower than intended doses of the drugs uncovered by a hospital pharmacist who tested the supplier products. the medication was up to 20 percent less powerful than they should have been. patients and families are being notified of the mistake this week. >> rope am to set up a planned parenthood clinic in south san francisco is drawing fire from neighbors although the clinic will not be providing abortions. the city has approved a par
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Jul 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
bookies leading candidate are traditional names like james, george, henry and many hoping for something a bit more modern, alexander is in the mix which, of course, is a personal favorite. >> more of the name, alex. historically, how long did it take to get a prince's name? >> right, exactly, well for prince harry it came right away. for prince william it took a week. for prince charles it took a month. so we are expecting that name to come today. there could be other names that have been discussed such as albert or philip but probably just like many other parents, waiting to meet their child. we are told they did not know the sex of the child before it was been so we assumed they have been spending 12 hour getting do know their son and in due course will name him. >> what is he like in personality? thank you, alex. the things that every parent things about. we will have a special 20/20 hosted by barbara walters on the baby heir. >> there are less than two weeks to go before another possible bart strike. no progress has been made on agreement if a new contract. the two sides m
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Aug 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
and killed by george zimmerman last year. >>> and the man who helped write the "i have a dream" speech is being honored today. dr. clarence jones will be presented with the heroes award tonight at ucsf by the san francisco human rights commission. jones says his work in outreach in the civil rights movement have nothing to do with self-promotion. >> but how can i stand silently? what would martin king expect me to do? and i think of the old fable, the fable says, if the surviving lions don't tell their story, the hunters will get all the credit. >> jones was king's counsel and close confidante during the '60s and was by his side when the speech was delivered. >>> san jose state university says it's raised more than $200 million from donors in its first major fund-raising campaign. the school says it hit the goal a year earlier than anticipated. more public colleges are trying to fill the gaps caused by gaps in state funding. in may san diego state announced it had raised more than $400 million in its first such campaign. uc-davis is in the middle of a $1 billion fund-raiser. an
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Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
george clooney i am not sharing it. >> the couple won two tickets through the online lottery. is a lucky year. >> i have never won anything. >> seats have been awarded to fans. >> you are going to the oscar red carpet during the first ever oscar road trip. remember "when harry met sally." yes, yes, yes! it was reenacted so well in new york, she and her husband won beecher seats and a fan who blame the best rocky impression in philadelphia. >> going to hollywood. >> fantastic. >> the bleacher creatures are now connecting through facebook and sharing their personal stories. >> i have watched the oscars as long as i can remember and my mother was a movie fan. you. have a chance to win bleacher tickets to next year when the entry opens up again this fall. >> the oscars are a few days away and abc7 is the only place to watch the academy awards. the back stage pass features gives you the best access with streaming video on the app and from the red carpet and oscars app is available for iphone, ipad, and droid and kindle fire. >> this belongs in the movies, a stunt driver pulled off the f
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Dec 19, 2012 4:30am PST
seat was running the supervisor's meeting george shirakawa is president of the board his colleagues are trying to tighten procedures when supervisors use a county issued credit card. auditors suggest over four years shirakawa's office spent over 30,000 in public funs that violated rules. shirakawa and the other four voted unanimously to approve stricter rules the d.a.'s office and commission conducting investigations leaving a cloud over shirakawa. >> i disagree there's a cloud. obviously, i take responsibility for my actions and i was glad to vote for the ordinance. >> reporter: where do you think is going? >> i have no further comment. >> reporter: expenses will be reviewed faster. >> i will be reviewing them as they come in >> reporter: executive smith acknowledged expenses in the past were not subject to a thorough audit a saysor believes public trust will be restored. >> we have to clear it up quickly and -- and make sure our policies are not only solid, and sound but enforced on a regular timely base i. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office isn't saying where the -- investigation int
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Sep 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
violence in oakland during rallies in july after george zimmermans with acquitted of murder in the shooting death of trayvon martin. a man was hit in the face with a hammer while trying to prevent windows from being smashed. >> san jose police department say summer crackdown on gang activity has resulted in a 19 percent drop in gang-related violent crime. the crackdown was launched in june after a string of killings including the shooting death of a 16-year-old. so far there have been six fewer gang-related homicides compared to last year. police plan to extend the crackdown for a year-round effort. >> the governor is asking a federal appeals court for a three year delay in implementing an order to ease prison overcrowding by releasing thousands of inmates and ease the crisis without the need to release inmates early involving spending $315 million this fiscal year to house the inmates to private prisons and county jails rather than turning themless. the plan is intended to offer federal judges a choice in the long-running dispute that is now before the united states supreme court
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Jul 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
with second degree murder is now staying in a safehouse. yesterday george zimmerman posted bail for the second time he was whisked away to an undisclosed location after putting up the 10% minimum of a one million dollar bond. some martin supporters have been angry that it took 46 days after the shooting to arrest zimmerman. he's in hiding now because he's received death threats. >>> hug took a deadly turn. 25-year-old woman was dancing at a party when she hug add off-duty officer from behind the pressure caused his weapon to accidentally fire, killing the woman. >>> man recovering from injuries he suffered when a parking pay station blew up. the man and friend were walking by the station they heard an explosion the victim was hit in the arm by pieces of the machine. detectives say it appears someone tampered with the machine. >>> disturbing news in a new study about a parasite found in cats and dangerous effect it may have on women. apparent link between par -- parasite and an increased risk of suicide among women who are infected. up to 20% of americans carry the bug most of us get
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Jul 24, 2013 4:30am PDT
george zimmerman trial on july 13 sparked a protest that led to vandalism and assault and the chief went before the city council last night and said the department planned for the wrong day. he says this were plans for increased police staffing for a scheduled protest on the 14th but not on the 13th the night of the verify. >> what happened was, really, largely an intelligence failure. what was a relatively peaceful rally became a march through the downtown quickly resulted in significant degree of vandalism to business. at that point, the oakland police department was not adequately staff. >> the chief promised to provide the resources necessary to keep future protests peace will. >> new this morning, a spin on incarceration people convicted of lesser crimes can play to avoid county jail all by paying for a hotel. fremont is starting a new pay to stay program at the police detention facility. if you convicted of misdemeanors you can pay to stay in the facility while serving your time. it is $155 a day along with a one-time fee of $45. inmates still get the same cot and food as thos
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Aug 15, 2012 4:30am PDT
may have led police to some of his victims. >>> an attorney for george zimmerman says his client is running out of money for his does. -- for his defense. a judge released him on a $150,000 bail, then raised it to one million after learning zimmerman lied about how much money he had. zimmerman is charged with second degree murder for shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin in february. >>> race for the white house is getting nasty. the first lady will join president obama to wrap up his iowa bus tour today. mitt romney campaigns in ohio, alabama and north carolina. as tahman bradley reports if yesterday's sparring is any indication we can expect more testy exchanges before voters head to the polls in november. >> reporter: the presidential race has taken a nasty turn. mitt romney lashed out at president obama. >>> this is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like. mr. president, take your campaign of division, anger, and hate, back to chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting america. >> reporter: the obama campaign shot back saying romney seemed unhinged. it was thi
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Jun 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
judge for bail. why george zimmerman will have a lot of questions to answer. >>> quick-thinking neighbors save their homes from a fast moving fire. the lesson firefighters say we can all learn.
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Sep 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> will the force be with him? you can weigh in on whether the museum proposal of george lucas is the best use of land at the presidio. at issue is this piece of land now being used by sports store slated for cultural use. lucas wants to build a museum to hold the vast election -- collection. he said he will build the museum in chicago if the plan is not approved. >> giants picture is coming to a grocery store near you with a new ice cream which teamed up with mexican chocolate which is chocolate ice cream with cinnamon "it only tastes it level," a play on the t-shirt he wore last year that read "i only look illegal." it will be hold at whole food and independent grocers. >> president obama has pardoned a five-year-old girl for missing school. president obama wrote an excuse letter for the kindergartener while she visited the white house with families whose loved ones haven with injured during military service. her dad said she walled up -- warmed up to the president immediately. >> i thought the secret service would stop her when she went for her but necessity didn't. she jumped into
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
blaming the regulator for poor oversight. george mitchell was brought in to mediate. the resolution accuses peavy of a backdoor deal. now the mayor wants mitchell and his law firm to step down. >> when they came out to talk they are represent entering an insurance company that could be liable for some of the damages caused by pg&e. we feel his firm has a conflict and we want him to step away from this. >> reporter: the governor would have to fire michael peavy we laced calls for comment and we have not heard back -- we placed calls for comment and we have not heard back. john alston, abc7 news. >>> today federal investigators will begin examining wreckage of a small plane to determine why it crashed into a contra costa field it went down north of byron airport yesterday. searchers thought only the pilot had died in the crash, crews found the body of a second victim last night. local pilots believe the plane came from a private airstrip. the aircraft was an experimental plane registered to a company in nevada. >>> mountain view warning joggers and walkers to be on the lookout for a r
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Jul 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
would also like you to look at new images of vandals who damaged businesses during the george zimmerman protest. police hope these images will track down the people would broke windows and painted graffiti. police think the clothing and other identifiable characteristics could lead the police to more arrests. they are asking anyone who took pictures or video of the vandalism to show them to investigators. >> the san mateo county coroner will announce if a teen victim survived the asiana flight 214 only to die in a tragic accident moments later. the coroner will reveal whether the 16-year-old ye mengyuan was alive when hit by a fire engine responding to the crab. according to the "san francisco chronicle" to sources close to the investigation say ye mengyuan was alive when she was hit. the coroner met with the families of all three victims to notify them of the autopsy results. abc7 news reporter matt keller will have more in the next half hour. >> new problems for a private ambulance company that serves santa clara county. they have missed a crucial $15.5 million bond payment
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Jul 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
breast the george zimmerman verdict. police say officers will be on hand to make sure demonstrations are peaceful to avoid a repeat of violence in the days after the verdict. police say anyone caught committing a crime will be arrested. >> officials are putting together a backup plan in case a new ambulance company is needed to replace santa clara county's troubled ambulance provider. our media partner reports that county officials brought in rural metro c.e.o. to explain the financial distress and they delivered their third warning to the arizona based company that is close to losing their $275 million contract. rural metro miss add crucial $15.5 million bond payment. insiders report the company has suffered millions in losses and is struggles to pay the bills. >> job seekers are disappointed by a health care call center set up to answer questions about the president's affordable health care act. 7,000 allied for jobs at the call center slated to open in october. the budget only provided 180 jobs. half are part time and do not include health benefits. according to the
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Jun 24, 2013 4:30am PDT
the george zimmerman murder trial. he is the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. george zimmerman claims he shot martin in self-defense but the prosecution says the black teenagers did nothing to threaten him and george zimmerman engaged in racial profiling. the females have been sequestered and are cut off from news coverage and can only make calls to appeal and friends once a day. >> heavy rain and high winds are creating disastrous conditions in the middle of the country. a major storm system is soaking parts of minnesota south to nebraska. the summer storm has toppled trees and caused flooding. flash flooding in southwest wisconsin ruined 600 homes and businesses. there have been 177 severe weather reports since saturday. in colorado a massive wildfire burning in the southern part of the state keeps growing and it now has burned 108 square miles of forest. wind is making the firefighting difficult. the fire is burning in a very remote and dry part of the state and the first break in the winds does not come until tomorrow. officials fear that se
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Jun 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
under president george w. bush. he will replace robert muller, the former u.s. attorney here in san francisco who is retiring in september. >>> opening statements are set for monday in the florida murder trial of george zimmerman, in a case that captured the country's attention last year. the jury is made up of all women. they will decide whether zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer is guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. today, attorneys have to address unresolved issues such as whether an audio expert can testify for the prosecution that screams on a 911 call belong to martin. the six women on the jury will be sequestered for the entire trial. >>> just about 4:50. coming up, a decision on the morning after pill ends a big battle in washington. >>> and the force comes to the north bay, a >>> welcome back, every en. good morning. it is friday. it summer. 4:526789 you are looking live from our sutro tower cam looking east toward mount diablo. going to be a beautiful day out there this morning, according to one ms. leyla gulen, but change c
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Sep 10, 2013 4:30am PDT
are coming up big. that is next. >> big surprise, right? new trouble for george zimmerman, a threat that his wife claims he made that had her fearing for her life. >> new rules puppy breeders are forced to >> nearly 600 jobs will be available at a job fair hosted by the job journal and abc7 news being held at the hotel on market street in san francisco from noon to 4:00 p.m. available positions include financial advisors, librarians and software engineers. a list jobs can be found at abc7news.com. the bay area is feeling smart with two colleges ranked among the best in the country, u.s. british columbia has been named the top public school in the country ranking number 20 overall among public and private. stanford is ranked number five overall, tying with the university of chicago. princeton university takes top honors over all, with harvard and yale rounding out the top these. all the schools are back from number one and number two positions so be proud. >> now a check on the weather forecast. go, kansas. >> i didn't see either of our alma maters there, eric. >> we knew that someon
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Jun 10, 2013 4:30am PDT
in florida. george zimmerman killed 17-year-old trayvon martin in february of 2012 and is charged with second-degree murder. the question of self-defense or murder will be answered by the people selecting from a 500 member jury pool. george zimmerman could testify at his trial claims that trayvon martin attacked him and george zimmerman faces life sentence if he is convicted. >> the supreme court could hand down a decision today on prop 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. today is another opportunity for the high court to issue a ruling on the controversial issue before its term ends at the end of 9 month. the decision on this could come any time in june. the court heard arguments in march and the justices are poised to rule on the federal defense of marriage act. if a ruling couples down today, we will bring you the ruling and reaction. >> public safety takes center stage tonight when budget talks get underway. the city council holds a hearing tonight and will vote on the mayor's proposed budget tomorrow. according to the san jose mercury news he is calling for more than $16 million
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Jul 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
ahead, george -- >> i am sorry that they buried their child. >> hearing his first interview george zimmerman gives his side of what happened the night he shot and killed and you armed florida teenager. >>> latest on syria how washington and the u.n. are preparing for the fall of that nation. >>> two children's frightening encounter police hope this video will help them catch the suspect before he strikes again. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at hom
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