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♪ i'm terry mcsweeney. a very violent night in san francisco. a total of five people shot. four of them women. one of them dead. the story coming up in a live report. also in the headlines, gay and lesbian couples ready to get married are still waiting for a federal judge to decide if he'll lift a stay on a ruling overturning california's ban on same sex marriages. >> and here's a live shot right now. the incline section of the bay bridge. road work scheduled. looks like everything is flowing well but i will tell you where we are expecting big delays today. >> say major roadway project in the east bay reaches a milestone today. this morning workers will begin digging the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel.
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good morning. it's a monday, and it feels like it. it's 4:30 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, an exceptionally violent night in san francisco. trying to figure out who and what was behind shootings. one woman is dead, four other people are injured. terry mcsweeney is live at the club's 1015 fullsome with the very latest. >> just a couple minutes ago police finally cleared the scene and took off away from here. the club, the 1015 fullsome, is only an address of the nightclub just down the street from where i am. the shooting took place on an ally called harriet right here. this was the second shooting of the night. here two women were shot. again, both of them women. both the shooting victims. police talked to them just a few minutes ago. they were telling me the women were shot in the side, taken to the hospital. the condition according to police is unknown. police cannot say this is even
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tied to 1015 fullsome nightclub. but the women were well dressed. they were on harriet street where a lot of clubgoers reportedly park. it happened right around closing time shortly before 2:00 this morning. 1015 fullsome is a nightclub describing itself as an underground dance you club, six dance floors and special guest deejays from all over the world. two women shot, hospitalized, condition unknown. the first shooting of the night happened outside the ruby sky nightclub on the 400 block of mason, the old stage door theater. three people were shot 9:00 last night. one, a woman is dead. the other two victims, one man and one woman were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries there. spokespeople can only say the nightclub played no role in the shooting because last night 9:00
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it was closed. they have suspects but were unable to give me any description of the people who they are looking for with five people shot last night and one dead. here in san francisco, a very violent sunday night and on into monday morning. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you very much. oakland police are investigating several shootings in that city overnight. there are reports that at least three people were shot on 88th avenue and international boulevard around 11:00 last night. ambulances were sent to the scene. a short time later there was a report of two shooting victims arriving at high land hospital in a private vehicle. no word if they were involved in that 88th avenue shooting or if it was from a separate incident. >> 4:33. gay and lesbian couples are hoping they'll be able to get married as early as today. they're eagerly waiting for a federal judge to decide whether to lift a stay on same sex marriages after he overturned proposition 8. lillian kim looks how couples
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are getting ready. >> eric ross and matt wood are excited about their big purchase this weekend. this emeryville couple bought wedding rings in case same sex weddings are allowed again in california. they plan to marry at san francisco city hall as soon as they get word. >> we want to make sure if the window opens we have the legal benefits of being walk. >> vaughan walker overturned proposition 8, the same sex marriage ban, last week. judge walker could let his ruling become law immediately or issue an extended stay. the fact that governor schwarzenegger and attorney general jerry brown filed a motion requesting that gay weddings resume has eric and matt optimistic the judge will rule in their favor. >> i'm feeling optimistic. >> laurie little says there's no way to know how the judge will rule. >> 52% of the voters in this state voted for prop 8. their legislation has now been struck down. that's a serious matter. you can't just laugh that off. on the other hand you have to
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balance that against the real people saying, look, we're harmed every day. it's unconstitutional. >> maria and vanessa exchanged vows and are holding out hope their union will soon be legal. they had planned this wedding long before last week's ruling. >> we want that paper. right now it's a celebration. advance celebration because we know eventually we will get that paper. >> there is no time limit on when judge vaughan walker can rule. no hearing has been scheduled and judge walker has not said when he'll make a decision. lillian kim, abc 7 news. >> and you can read judge walker's ruling invalidating prop 8 and the motions opposing his stay at just click on "see it on tv." >> 4:35 now. we'll find out this morning how wall street investors react to the resignation of h. p. ceo mark herd. the palo alto-based company said herd was ousted for falsifying
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documents to conceal a relationship with a former contractor. jody fisher had earned $51,000 per event to greet people at h. p. events. she's also an actress this is video from fisher's clip reel posted on she had a brief stint on the reality show age of love and appeared in a number of low budget moves. herd served at the helm of h. p. for five years. he and fisher claim they never had an affair. still, the former h. p. chief settled with fisher for an undisclosed amount of money. in a statement fisher said she was surprised and saddened that mark herd lost his job over this. >> in oakland, three people are set to be rained today on felony charges connected to the violent protests following the johannes mehserle verdict. a judge ruled there was sufficient evidence for charging including you burglary. they spotted one with merchandise stolen from a store
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during rioting on july 8th. the other two are accused of setting a trash can on fire and entering another store through a broken display window. it happened when mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of unarmed passenger oscar grant. >> san francisco's new temporary trans bay terminal is getting its first real commuter test this morning. the facility at howard and main streets will operate for the next seven years while crews tear down the old structure and build a new state of the art facility. a. c. transit, golden gate transit, greyhound, muni have all moved their routes to the new terminal. ground breaking on the new terminal is set for wednesday. it's scheduled to open in 2017. >> in about five hours, crews will begin the massive job of burrowing the 4th bore of the caldecott tunnelling. they will use a digging machine to bore into the orinda side of the hill. a smaller machine will work
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eastward from the oakland side. both machines will eventually cut a 3300 foot long tunnel through the hills. the bore will add two freeway lanes to highway 24. cal tran expects to open the 4th bore in 2013. >> hallelujah! >> music to your ears. >> someone that travels that every day. we'd like to have two tunnels going each way. >> let's see if we hear hallelujah when we hear the weather forecast from mike. >> depends what you're looking for. if you like what we've been the last couple months, yeah. if you hate it, don't say hang on. we'll try to change it. we're 61 mountain view and 60 san jose. cloudy everywhere, kind of misty, drizzle and mid to upper 50s. it is slightly warmer in a few areas, redwood city, mountain view and san jose 4 or 5 degrees warmer. here's our 8:00 hour. you see cloudy, drizzle falling
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especially along the coast and temperatures still in the 50s. by noon we'll have sunshine in the east bay valleys and the south bay. we'll see upper 60s to low 70s there. still pretty cloudy throughout the bay and north bay with upper 50s to low 60s. by 4:00 clouds back to the coast and into san francisco. 60 san francisco, mid to upper 60s throughout the bay. low to mid-70s in the south bay, north bay valleys and mid to upper 70s in the east bay valleys. here's your accu-weather seven-day forecast. we're going to stay the course for the most part. we may fluctuate a few degrees until thursday when temperatures start warming. friday, saturday and sunday we'll actually be close to where we should be this time of year which is the upper 80s inland, upper 70s around the bay and near 60 at the coast. let's take a look at traffic. here's your first look with frances. >> all right, mike. might get more than you already are. let's take a look at interstate 80 in berkeley. traffic around the bay area is looking great. no problems at all westbound.
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that drive time is 19 minutes from the carquinez bridge. the eastbound direction, a heads up. folks are still on vacation. between truckee and reason no, major road work going on so cal tran is warning drivers that there could be delays of up to 45 minutes and more through that area due to lane constrictions and a lot of other things going on. they say avoid traveling through that area between 10:00 and 6:00 this evening. so 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and consider alternate routes. you won't find any delays right now. >> thanks a lot. it's 4:40. >> the shifting attitude in california towards marijuana. that story's next. >> a team faces arson charges in a southern california wildfire. still ahead, the buzz that landed him in serious trouble. >> and san francisco is about to become more bike friendly. the project getting underway today to give
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good monday morning. it's 4:42. let's take a live look outside on the embarcadero in san francisco. you can see the ferry building there, the bay bridge. clouds again to start this morning and we'll check with mike to see if we can get the temperatures up a little bit. also your travel forecast coming up. >> right now this news for you. today san francisco will begin expanding the number of bicycle lanes in the city after a judge lifted an injunction. a plan to put down stripes for a new bike lane is set to begin today at 4th and townson. a judge lifted a four-year-old injunction that kept the city from implementing parts of the bike blan until an environmental review could be completed. they're moving ahead with 45 mu projects with 34 additional michael of bike lanes. >> a boy facing arson charges for a wildfire that threatened homes. the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon in a los angeles county town. sheriff's deputies and say the teen told them he was trying to light a marijuana pipe in a
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field when he dropped the barbecue lighter he was using. that sparked a 40-acre grass fire that came close to 50 homes and forced a brief evacuation. firefighters brought the blaze under control after two hours. >> a poll reveals that marijuana is already deeply woven into society in california. they will decide whether to legalize the drug for recreational use. 42% of adults say they use marijuana to relief pain or treat a medical condition. 39% identified themselves as recreational users. 60% says the drug helped them to sleep or relax. 24 temperatures said it stimulates their creativity and 47% of registered voters in the field poll said they'd use marijuana at least once. >> it's now 4:44. still ahead, warning why the food that's yummy for fido could be dangerous for your children. >> another celebrity testifies in the war crimes trial of the former president of liberia. still ahead why mia farrow says
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naomi campbell is lying. >> police are focusing on yellowstone national park as the hunt continues for fugitives on the run. the story coming up. >> and they died trying to bring some relief to the people of afghanistan. how the deaths of ten aid workers could impact future such missions in the nation. [ wind howling ] [ male announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] [ male announcer ] fills you with energy... and it gives you what you're looking for to live a more natural life, in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with 100% natural ingredients.
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tracker if your specific flight is affected >> mike, thanks. it's 4:48. in the netherlands actress mia farrow testified at charles taylor's war crimes trial. farrow said she had heard naomi campbell had been given a huge diamond in 1997 following a charity dinner in south africa. farrow said she heard campbell telling the story at a breakfast the next morning. campbell said the supermodel did not know the diamond was from taylor and that she intended to donate it to the children's fund. they are seeking the link to prove allegations that he received diamonds from rebels in sierra leone. >> the identities of the ten medical volunteers have been released. six americans, a german, a britain and two local afghans.
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the taliban blamed responsibility for killing the group saying its members were preaching christianity. the church group just finished a mission providing medical care to impoverished vil vagers. a bay area doctor said it's the non-government organizations and religious groups of that stepped in to help a country badly lacking resources and the attack may stop others from going. >> not only am i sad from the ten aide workers killed but thinking of probably hundreds of local afghans who are on the waiting list for necessary operations to correct their vision or to have elective surgery who aren't going to get their operations. that's the saddest thing of all. >> dr. khan taught pediatrics to afghan doctors in kabul back in 2007. he was with a christian aid group at the time but says that didn't mean they were there to preach. >> the search for two escapees from an arizona prison have testified now that one has been lived to a double murder in new
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mexico. police believe the men could be hiding out in yellowstone national park this morning. mike marurar with the latest. >> the three are believed to be hiding somewhere in yellowstone national park, perhaps on the way to canada. >> we consider them extremely armed and dane russ. >> clues to their capture may be in this burned trailer. they discovered bodies in remote new mexico wednesday. evidence appears to tie the fugitives to the crime. >> we have linked one of the subjects through forensic, to the crime scene in santa rosa. >> 500 miles away july 30th convicted felons daniel, john and tracy escaped from arizona's kingman prison. officials say two others toss the wire cutters to the men who cut through the fence. one was captured in colorado a week ago. the rest are still on the run. >> a lookout for tracy province
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and john mccluskey. >> as national attention increases, police point to mcklusky's own mother accusing her of aiding in the escape, even providing the futuretives with money. saturday she was arrested. >> he'll never realize. >> the futuretives have ties to montana which is why the search is focussed on yellowstone national park. abc news. >> our time now 4:51. a solemn ceremony in nagasaki japan this morning marking the 56th anniversary of the second atomic bombing (bells ringing) >> bells followed a moment of silence at the exact moment when the u.s. dropped a second atomic bomb three days after the bombing of hiroshima. 80,000 people died in nagasaki on august 15th. the japanese surrendered bringing an end to world war ii. today's memorial served as a
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call for an end to all nuclear arms. the prime minister saying the calamity of a nuclear holocaust must never happen to people again, after of course witnesses the bombings of nagasaki and hiroshima three days apart. >> b.p. now says it may have the blown out well in the gulf of mexico permanently sealed. the cement hardened over the weekend so engineers can begin digging the final 100 feet of the relief well again. officials say there's virtually no chance the oil well will leak again. b.p. also says the cost of the company's response to the oil spill has now risen to about $6 billion. >> 4:52. time for a look at our forecast. good monday morning to you, sir. >> same to you. thank you. >> a little warmer yesterday. a little more sunshine. >> it was nice to see. got it a little quicker.
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today here we go again. clouds back, so is the mist and the drizzle as we look from our roof cam in vallejo. south into downtown san francisco. the embarcadero center there and the ferry building. you can see off in the distance the bridge which is easier to see this morning. let's talk temperatures. when you step outside we have mountain view, san jose at 61 and 60. the rest of us in the mid to upper 50s. arounds the monterey bay, inland, everybody 56 except monterey at 55. our highlights, drizzle and cloudy at the coast today. sunny and cooler than average around the bay. cloudy and misty and all develops again tonight but the weekend warming trend, really, i think we're going to have one. a pattern's going to shift in the middle parts of this week. this morning not much of a shift. look how extensive the cloud cover is into the 8:00 hour. it will start erasing from the south bay, east bay valleys. look at noon. we still have healthy amounts of
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cloud cover around the bay and into the north bay, especially marin and sonoma county. about 2:00 all that's back to the coast and it's going to hang out there keeping you in the 50s with 60s around the bay and mainly 70s in our inland valleys. the only place around 80 would be brentwood. we have mid to upper 70s for most of the east bay valleys. a lot of 60s on the east bay shore, the ex exception fremont at 71 degrees. low to mid-70s through most of the south bay. we have los gatos a little warmer, 78. low 70s for redwood city, palo alto, mid to upper 60s menlo park, san mateo and millbrae. look at mid to upper 50s through the sunset, downtown san francisco barely 60 degrees today. mid to upper 60s north bay beaches with low 60s sausalito and low to mid-70s through the deepest of your valleys. monterey bay cloudy, low to mid-60s even salinas and myth 70s through gilroy and hollister. cool conditions for sacramento
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and 80. 74 tahoe, nearing 100 palm springs at 79 and l.a. let's bring it back home. boys are back in town, at least the giants taking on the are cubs tonight. 7:15 first pitch at at&t. cloudy and cool. 60 dropping down to 56. in fact, all our temperatures will be in the 50s again tonight with the cloud cover and the drizzle. and we'll fluctuate temperatures depending how much sunshine we receive today, tomorrow and wednesday. look at thursday, friday and saturday. influences us a lot less as temperatures could be 10 degrees warmer in most areas away from the coast by the weekend. hi, frances. >> hi, mike. road work on 101 in both directions between popular and third avenue. right now a couple lanes are blocked in the north bound direction. i talked to our resident expert. that's kristen sze. says it didn't cause slowing so look out for that but no delays. check out the san mateo next for you. traffic flowing well here in both directions.
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that's westbound traffic, still very light in foster city. 680 walnut creek looking good. no problems for contra costa county or the commute in that area. the north bay, live shot of 101 in san rafael. looking at southbound traffic okay the right heading towards 580 and the golden gate bridge. get the latest traffic conditions anytime by going to you'll find it all under the bay area traffic link. eric? >> frances, thank you very much. it's 4:56 now. for the first time federal health is officials have traced a salmonella outbreak in humans to their exposure to dry dog food. officials say about 80 people in 21 mostly even states were sickened between 2006 and 2008. almost half the victims were under the age of two. doctors believe the victims may have touched the dogs or dirty dog bowls and then put their hands in their mouths. this year there have been six dry dog food recalls because of
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salmonella. >> a bill passed by legislature is waiting for governor schwarzenegger's signature. it would allow party hosts 21 years or older to be sued if they serve up booze and a minor is then injured or killed. adults who enable children to drink can be arrested now but not sued. >> it's 4:57. an expanded ban on plastic bags in san francisco gets its first hearing today. that's just ahead on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. it has been an especially violent night and morning here in san francisco. two separate shootings, five people shot and one of those people is dead. the story's coming up in a live report. >> and a livermore mom accused of having sex with two teenager boys prepares for her first court appearance today. the charges she faces next.
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