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window smashing and looting during the march. right now, sky 7 is live over downtown berkeley. you can see demonstrators in the streets. that is dwight treat and they're tieing up traffic. you can see them marching. >> when i left this location and headed south, over the last two nights here, it appears police have tried a couple different tactics the first night, they stayed close and moved in last night, appeared it was hands off. they were a ways away from demonstrators. in both cases it appeared neither worked well. >> what we mean by any means necessary is tactics to win. >> the protest leader says he
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did not engage in destroying property but one organizer of the mars, he won't condemn it or discourage it. >> it's a political question. it's a question of power and it's a movement can't get justice in the courts it's going to get justice in the streets. >> it was a destructive weekend in berkeley. two nights of demonstrations left a dozen businesses with damage, mostly broken windows. the berkeley mayor has seen enough. >> it turned violent in a way that we haven't seen here for a long, long time. over the weekend over 16 stores were trashed. >> he promised a review of the actions. last night, police saying well
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back and there was yet more vandalism in the area. this young man was arrested and he says he saw others vandalizing other businesses. >> what do you think to people that are tired of the vandalism? >> basically with the vandalism we have no real control. there are people that are coming to do vandalism. that is not who we are. >> a demonstration is just beginning. we know another is planned tomorrow night and there is a notice they're planning to shut down the council meeting and calling for mayor bates to resign. he told us he has no plans to
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comply. >> let's go back to sky 7. sergio, what do you see at this point? >> i've been walking in the area of the demonstrators. there are a dozen businesses damaged. last night there was a dozen or so. this is surprising for businesses. some workers and owners say they're sympathetic to the cause, but there is a big disconnect with violence, with the vandalism. so they're trying to line them
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up, hoping these protests will remain calm and peaceful. i can tell you this evening, there were way more than a dozen businesses that decided to close down early in anticipation tonight. and probably planning the same for tomorrow as well. >> thank you very much. we're going to come back do you during this hour. thanks very much. now abc news is devoting a week of programming to report on race and justice in america. watch for coverage on night line and on wednesday, george stephanopoulos will moderate a live town hall session on facebook. >> now, to breaking news in san jose. interstate 680 has been shut down at both directions in allen rock avenue more than three hours now.
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>> this is because of a threatening to jump. police say they had no alternative but to shut down the freeway. >> it's backing up traffic for miles. and some unfortunate souls have been stuck there all three hours. no word on what the person is telling police but she keeps clinging to the outside portion of the fence, refusing to come down. >> we're going to keep you posted on developments within this newscast at on our web site. >> a university of oregon fan was caught on video during a scuffle with security officers friday night. police say he was drunk and assaulted one of the guards. >> friday night at pack 12 championships oregon ducks against arizona
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wildcats. inside, it gets wilder. an oregon fan gets into an altercation with a security guard, an off duty police officer the person shooting starts rolling when the guard is trying to arrest him. there is one trying to bring him town. after a struggle, he is forced to the ground and put into handcuffs. >> it accelerated so >> this is what you see on the video. what you didn't see is what
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started the altercation. police say he was exiting during half time they say he got into an argument with a guest services staffer and he appeared drunk. >> he used profanity and officers were forced on the scene and he won't listen to the officers. >> the police department says the officers used force and say lieden is strong, standing 511 and weighs 240 pounds. lieden is charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. >> the murder of a 13-year-old boy stunned a neighborhood. now, the public defender is
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questioning what happened that day. leanne? >> the public defender is saying they have the wrong kid and we is the video to prove it. as they're about to release this video, the district attorney tries to block it for fear it would taint the investigation. now, after a hearing, a judge decided it was okay to release the video you're about to see. this teenager is accused of stabbing williams. behind him is his friend, wearing black pants and a sweat shirt with long sleeves the stills from a surveillance camera at this mcdonalds, taken september 2nd, just minutes before williams was stabbed. >> there is no question
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they have the wrong person. there is an innocent child locked up and accused of this heinous crime. he says williams with a yellow circle comes out of the convenience store the two teens around around. he says video shows the moment he stabbed williams. not the teen in custody. williams, stabs in the heart runs but then collapses >> we're asking this be dismissed and we're hoping it happens sooner than later. >> the da says it has not charged the other teen because the investigation is ongoing. >> these cases are always ongoing. there is new information. and we have to be deliberate and
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measured. >> with these events the are investigating whether the teen was somehow involved in planning, and ordering, the stabbing. >> still to come a big fire in a los angeles construction site. we'll follow up on that >> and an animal rights proposal that could keep the circus from coming to oakland tonight. >> a couple sends a watch to a repair shop. it ends up going to switzerlan
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taking you live to sky 7 hd. an enormous crowd in berkeley tonight, moving through the streets. last night, protests became violent and lots of vandalism. there is concern that could happen again tonight. a number of urging those who got out of control, vandals are helping they'll knock it off tonight but there is concern that it could get out of hand.
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>> there is no word what might have caused a massive fire along a los angeles freeway. flames shot 100 feet into the air, burning for almost 90 minutes before firefighters were able to get it under control the fire destroyed a seven story apartment complex and forced 101 and 110 freeways to close. windows of three buildings were blown out. no one was injured in this blaze. you might remember the construction fire that happened in mission bay in march. damage estimated $40 million and a subcontractor fined a thousand dollars for leaving a hot welding tool at the work site the project is reemerging and we're live to show us progress
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>> ama it's difficult to see in the dark. moving day is still a long ways off. this isn't the first time workers have hammered nails into the wood frame. crews estimate the apartment building was 80% complete before a fire destroyed months of hard work. investigators ruled it an accident. this shows the destruction. a wshger tells me there are is a building inspector that took these photos yesterday. inspector reports the frame is now restored, roofing near complete and water proofing will be applied soon. progress, yes, but doesn't help the furniture store across the
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street. it is empty, alienated by construction and closed to foot traffic. overhead, cranes crown mission bay. warriors arena is expected to break ground soon. mission bay residents consider this an exciting growth spurt for the neighborhood. >> it's going to be a different area we move here four years ago. it was none of these. so it's going to be amazing. >> i hope more shops and restaurants i work here. and there is not stuff here >> if i'm going to go here to check out the rest of the city. new shops aren't expected to open until 2016. >> around the bay area, folks are preparing for substantial storm heading our way this week.
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this is a look at live doppler 7 hd. live tonight with the efforts to keep problems at bay as best we can. >> these barricades going up, lots of rep rags to keep homes and businesses safe from wind and water. >> how many decorations do you have? >> the house has been legendary. he starts building the display in august, but storms sometimes have been a grinch. he fears a new weather system won't be jolly. . >> i just hope you don't do
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anything for us. >> they're running a race against time and mother nature. he is moving two dozen pine trees off this hill. >> the pine trees are dead or diseased. it's a bet the storm would have toppled them over the fence into homes. >> and five calls in eight days and if forecast holds winds it's going to be off the charts. >> fire chief is watching levels on the creek and will issue e mail warnings to residents about possible flooding. >> it's up to residents to be aware of the weather. understand that during stance there's is a chance of flooding
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>> this is a real big deal. mudslides and trees. >> candice payne is shoring up her restaurant, mama's royal cafe, with sandbags and a lot of hope. >> if we have three inches of water, we'll just have to get rid of the mud. >> this was the view from sky 7 last week. rains brought traffic to a stand still. barricades are up for more flooding is likely this week. the next winter storm on the way. in mill valley, abc7 news. >> now, patrol offices this advice arcs void driving on outside lanes of the freeway. never drive into standing water. you just don't know how deep it. and replace your windshield wipers now. and whenever you're wipers are on, hold your headlights should be on as well.
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so make sure that that is the case. along with a list of supplies you'll need. it it is coming. we need the rain, of course. >> that is right. spencer? >> strong going to bring potentially damaging winds and maybe flooding winds as >> we're looking forward to the storm. >> there we go.
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>> it's all yours. >> 62 san jose and morgan hill. we have a live view for you that is currently 60 degrees in santa rosa. and looking back at a portion of the skyline these are the forecast features, major storm hits mid week. there is a chance of thunderstorms. we have dry conditions and a growing and building storm. let's start our forecast animation at 7:00 wednesday evening. storm moves in pour fully and by 5:00 thursday morning we'll see stormy conditions across most of
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the northern half of the viewing area. and that will give you a forecast through thursday evening. and overnight thursday into friday, rain continues and winds down friday night. that is 1 to 3 inches in lower elevations. risk of flooding, high winds are going to accompany the storm. gusting up to 40-60 miles per hour. and we expect elevated surf to
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4:00 a.m friday. in the sierra, look for 2 to 3 feet of snow. low to mid-50s, highs tomorrow only into mid, pretty mild, mid to upper 60s here is the accu-weather forecast. storms arriving wednesday night, continuing throughout the day thursday. continuing into friday, winds down by friday and we have a dry weekend. >> yes. certainly. >> thank you. >> and intense. before this storm hits down load abc7 news weather app. and it is free. >> coming up next, sounds of a jazz legend. >> it's great.
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been interviewing other witnesses. >> workers have been rushing to plug up a 20 foot crater before the powerful storm arrives here on wednesday the hole opened up during last week's rain storm, caused when a water main ruptured. this morning, workers replacing parts of the water main. >> don't blame global warming for a drought. a report says green house gases should increase the amount of rain we get this winter in california. >> downtown berkeley bart station has just closed. >> yes. >> the margin for protestors
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>> right now, live coverage of protests happening in berkeley. nightly demonstrations moved from oakland to now this week to berkeley. there are considerable problems last night. and there are hundreds gathered there tonight. sergio, what's happening. >> the crowd has got to berkeley police headquarters. this is a massive crowd. you can see the picture, there are a few hundred in this group.
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this is larger than two nights we've seen so far. this group will make their way here to the police department they're met by a line of police officers and saturday night a berkeley police officer tried to dishe percent the crowd and it didn't go well. we're going to see this one right now. so far, it's just a group of people shouting at the police department. they're making their demands and trying to make the statement about violence against people of color by the police. so this is so far been peaceful.
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>> thank you very much. and we'll continue to cover this on air and online. are in the middle of a stop in new york city. prince william went to washington, d.c. for a meeting denouncing the rapid growth of illegal animal porching animal the world and announced a task force to address the problem. >> today i make a plea for your support. i am determined not to let the world's children grow up in a plan writ with our most endangered species have been wiped out. >> his wife spent part of the day with students in harlem the royal couple this evening is attending a reception with hillary and chelsea clinton and then head to a basketball game
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tomorrow they'll visit the september 11th memorial. >> the oakland city council may think twice for using hull hooks on elephants the authority estimates it could cost $1.4 million in revenue because the company that promoting ringling brothers circus is threatening to pull other shows out of the area, if that happens food service workers will lose money and benefits. >> every event matters because you're not talking about a 9:00 to 5:00 job. you take whatever work you can gechlt >> bull hooks are used to stab and pull elephants during training and performances >> the bay area is home to some of the leading bio research
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>> each biotech member pays $100 per month to use the equipment and resources there are two dozen places around the world. >> idea if you're a scientist and you get an amazing idea, you have to negotiate with the university or company to take that idea and work with it. >> maria chavez has been with the company since the beginning one of the people coming to experiment. >> we've had through retirees getting involved. people who are phds.
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people with no experience say i want to learn. . >> i moved here not knowing anyone. >> people are doing fascinating stuff with this. for me, it's excitement of discovery. >> safety is a top priority at the lab. and the lab doesn't allow research that could be harmful to humans. >> the surprise is that yes, we can create amazing things by bringing together amateurs and experts. >> that is remarkable.
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>> yes. >> coming up next, the latest thing in wearable technology. tonight putting this on display.
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wearable technology is about to get more wearable. >> yes. a team premiering a show tonight that shows off the softer side of things. >> i do have mr. chime, samsung gear two. >> when making a fashion statement, elegant may not be the first word. >> i'm the wearable guy. i carry about 7 or 8 wearable devices >> how did a silicon valley engineer talking about glamour, and yes, sex. >> this is a lot going on under my skirt. there is a computer chip
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>> and measures her heart flutters. >> i can transform into a ball gown. >> showing off on the runway in beijing and a film at home, the dress is meant to prove a point. >> our goal to show the world that yes. tech can be special. >> there is another side to this. those believe technology can help solve one of fashion's biggest problems >> the problem is over production. >> that is the where the clothing is smarter. >> if one piece does more you need less clothing. >> there could be outfits that charge your phone when sunny or keep you dry when it rains. >> a robotic coat. >> silicon valley is likely the
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venue for the next show. of course, you won't see bateman on the cat walk. >> i'm sweating now. >> in san francisco, abc7 news >> when we come back, a jazz milestone just ahead.
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this month marks the 50th anniversary of what is considered one of the greatest jazz works of all time. >> john coltrane's a hoff supreme. >> this is a man that is worthy of the kind of what we have for him. >> he is talking about the late jazz saxophonist john coltrane. he considered him a saint. i visited the church that bears
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coltrane's name. >> we're going to find and vote him. his life speaks to his sainthood. >> he ak nonled a spiritual awakening saying his album was an humble offering to god. >> his idea of living clean and doing right. desiring for a force for good. that is music. >> and indeed, people around the world come to the tiny church
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for the service. tonight the special mass moves to grace cathedral where a jam session will shake the walls. we're told the bishop here loves jazz. >> it's a unique take on a spiritual idea. >> the concert is free tonight. >> that is cool. >> it is. >> tomorrow, rain around eureka. moving south, it's becoming sunnier and milder in l.a. a high of 77 degrees and sunny skies. here, we'll see clouds tomorrow,
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and high temperatures into a narrow range. and storm coming mid stormy, rain continues and we get dry weather sunday we can see 3 to 6 inches of rain. over a day and a half, two days it's that big of a storm. >> we've got to prepare. >> you're right. >> thank you. >> we've got lots to talk about in sports.
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jim harbaugh declining to talk about his future with the 49ers and keel dealing with a chipped front tooth he says he got biting into a $two steak saturday night. the big issue is collin kaeperin this case, sacked five
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raider quarterback derek carr throwing three td passes and sacked only once. and harbaugh had this to say about his quarterback. >> collin is our quarterback. a rough patch and things to improve and you just keep looking at it. it's darkest before the dawn so this could be the finest minutes after our darkest hour. >> fans seem to be turning on him, here a fan with a montana
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jersey in merced, burning kap's jersey. derek carr is the toast of town. three td passes and ability to find the open man, sacked only once and leads to a drive keeping the offense off the field he's got a great upside and you saw a great contrast between the two. >> there are still mistakes but so much attention to detail we just did our job. a's fans are reeling and today, brandon moss was traded the 31-year-old dealt to cleveland today. and moss coming off hip surgery
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and you can bet the pitcher out the door. madison bumgardener named player of the year with a five-inning save in game seven. >> earlier today, steph curry took issue with coach looking for a franchise record 8 straight road win. first with one of the team's 11 first half fields off jack
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levne. and guides to the puck. and despite only shooting three of 15, they led by nine at the half, right now up 89-67 in the fourth. we'll have highlights coming up. finalists for heisman trophy include amari cooper and melvin guard. you can go ahead and give that to mariota. >> thank you. >> boy, it's interesting how tone is changing about kap. >> it. it's going to be interesting to see how it unfolds. >> thank you. >> cancelled christmas? join us tonight at 9:00, this controversial bill board went up and the reason for the message. >> then at 11:00 a break through for people battling illness some don't think is real. how doctors are silencing the
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skeptics of chronic fatigue syndrome. >> and we'll keep an eye on protestors in berkeley. >> sky 7 has lots at berkeley police station. they're headed in the direction of the berkeley campus we don't know if that is their destination. >> we're on it. from all of us here, we appreciate your time. see you at 9:00 and 11:00. female announcer: get three years interest-free financing on brand name mattress sets. plus, get free delivery, and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. sleep train's interest free for 3 event is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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this is "jeopardy!" here are today's contestants -- a risk analytics manager from irvine, california... a retail assistant manager, originally from gouverneur, new york... and our returning champion, a healthcare analyst from new orleans, louisiana... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome aboard. well, the kids are gone. they're back in class, back in school. but, my, what a wonderful time we had with those talented youngsters last week.
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ann has been waiting over a week to defend. today, she faces amanda and patrick. let's see how it works out. good luck to all three as we go into the first round of jeopardy!, the round with the one daily double in one of these categories. identify the character. we'll give you the counties. post office, clues from one of the biggest and busiest united states postal service facilities in chicago. alex: and, ann, you get to go first. "dance" music for $400, please. ann. what is save the last dance for me? you got it. "dance" music for $600, please.

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