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>> right now, mourners in san francisco are remembering those killed in the paris attacks. we can show you a picture of malcolm x plaza. organizers want to honor cal state's long branch student. she was one studying in paris when this tragedy happened. the other 16 are safe. she was studying industrial design. one of her professors say she's a shining star recently coming in second in a design competition. >> and as the wrorld continues to mourn and respond to the attack from paris, a massive security training exercise just wrapped up in santa clara. the preparation for superbowl 50 and was planned wreaks before friday's attack in paris. it takes on new meaning now. abc 7 news reporter joins us in santa clara. dafd? >> cheryl, the organizers say
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they're very much aware of events but say the attacks did not change their scenario at all today. they did say that the details as well as tactics will be kept secret. >> agencies from across the region rolled in equipment to levi's stadium. it was apparent that dozens, if not hundreds volunteered. an fbi invitation was later reensiree rescinded for the media to attend the event. >> we try to keep this day e discreet. there's certain thing that is we don't want film and we don't want publicized. >> as you can see from sky 7 hd overhead, the exercise proceeded. the scenario was never released. transport helicopters made several passes. >> training is always an
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intragal part of the daily things that we do. and, particularly, we face an event like the superbowl, we want to take all of the precautions that we can to ensure that we have the bases covered. >> the two agencies say that they plan to make the stadium safe not only for the superbowl but for other concerts held here. >> in the planning process, you always have to prepare for the unknowns. so you go through a variety of scenarios. what if this happens? what if it rains? what if it snows? what if you get a larger turn out of people than you expected. and all of those -- you prepare for any eventuality. >> in santa clara, abc 7 news. >> the paris attacks compelled administrators to alert police about strange graffiti on the playground. police have asked the fbi to investigate this graffiti. abc 7 news reporter is live in
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the hayes valley neighborhood. >> definitely. that graffiti was scrawled on a green wall over there that you may be able to see. it happened overnight. this is a school that has deep, deep connections to france, paris, in particular. so you can imagine that they would be worried. this afternoon, crews began painting over the graffiti. >> obviously, in light of what has been happening, we thought that it was better to err on the side of caution. >> that man is calling in police who have conferred with the fbi. it is not connected to terrorism. >> we have discovered that the graffiti does not appear to be related to isis.
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it looks like it is a a domestic group that has some ties to the nation of islam. >> the group is called the 5% nation or 5%ers. here's the official symbol of the movement founded in the 1960s. considered an offshoot of the nation of islam. many hip hop artists wear the symbol. 5 mnters are the original beings. >> i'm not sure of the meaning towards the graffiti, but i know we aren't in danger. >> the investigation continues. police say they want to determine if the vandalism a mouth to a hate crime. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> and there is late word of a second fugitive. he could be a ninth attacker. more on that coming up on world news at 5:30.
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>> now, the tour bus crash in san francisco that injured 20 people. today, only abc 7 news was there. investigators took their first look at the bus. it was supposed to be registered with the utility commission. but that agency says they were never imformed about it. the bus passed inspection september 25th. the the bus driver told abc 7 news the brakes failed. >> san jose police have picked up a 17-year-old high school student soliciting nude pictures of san jose schools. some of the pictures were distributed through instagram. there's other similar pages out there in cyber space. she's live where the story. this is more serious than initially thought.
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it appears that it's linked to instagram used to share very inappropriate images. >> there are at least 10 user names on instagram with the words san jose bops. bop is an urban term for a woman who has many casual sexual partners. police are working with twro school districts. >> whether they have students who are victims or not, these schools are communicating with parents and are letting them know that this investigation is taking place. >> this all began yesterday. police arrested a 17-year-old for posting pictures and calling females derogatory names. instagram has since closed that account, but this one surfaced, claiming to be part ii since the other account got caught.
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>> was i shocked? shocked that a couple of the girls focused on there. >> reporter: because the girls are minors, it's considered child pornography, a felony. >> there are consequences depending on the behavior on social media. it's important for us to make parents aware of that. >> instgram did not return our calls or e-mails. and despite severity of the matter, san jose police also kept silent today. their response today was this is an on going criminal investigation. in san jose, abc 7 news. >>. >> police are looking for vandals who smashed in property using an excavator. a gaping hole inside the building. it happened over the weekend. police estimate the damage to be
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$30-40,000. police are not sure how the driver started that vehicle. >> two 49ers fans accused of beating a minnesota viking's fan were in santa clara county. they're accused of repeatedly kicking and punching the man. the attack was captured on cell phone video. >> this is not a case about teen rivalry or the minnesota vikings. this is about senseless criminal violence. >> the men are not allowed to contact the victim of the beating, but can attend 49ers games. >> alden smith will not be playing football again for white a while. the nfl suspended smith for one calendar year for violations of its substance abuse policy.
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smith signed a one-year contract in september following his release by the 49ers. this is his second major suspension in the last two years. he sat out nine games last year for violating the policy. a new six-year contract. $75 million. is coming off his best season by far. he had .256 and 24 home runs and won his first gold glove. he had a phenomenal year. he made his major league debut in 2011. congratulations. great work. >> and still ahead, a 7 t-year-old woman in san francisco recounts a terrifying ordeal. >> i just stayed down.
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i didn't fight. >> still afraid to show her face, a victim of a home invasion. and she's not alone. >> getting tough on certain tv ads. why the american medical association does not want you to see them. >> the pros and cons of all-wheel drive. >>
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a significant increase in home burglaries has police and neighbors really worried. that's because the criminals seem to be getting bolder. >> vick lee joins us. >> south san francisco police will hold a neighborhood meeting
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this thursday at city hall to discuss the string of burglaries which extends not only to this city, but to neighboring towns like san bruno, daly city and pacifica. >> two have within home invasions. somebody poked me and said give me your money. i said i don't have any money. i just stayed down and didn't fight. >> they're happening in the afternoon. they pry open a sliding door in the back and steal at their pleasure. the neighbors stumbled upon three burglarers when she came home early.
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>> when she went to run out, there was another one in her living room that stopped her and took her -- i'm not sure if it's her purse, but dropped her down. >> when confronted with the residents rather than leaving home, they continue to steal from the residence and then leave, regardless of that homeowner still being there. >> everyone we spoke to knew about the rash of burglaries. ana was patrolling the neighborhood, looking for anything suspicious. >> yeah, why not. this is what they do. we're at work and they're vandalizing us. >> the largest group of unionized sonoma county workers on a one-day strike today.
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>> hundreds gathered protesting what they call a bad offer. this is video from the press democrat. the contract ended october 31st. the last time they went on strike was in the early 1980s. >> google buss are on the streets to stay. transportation officials today decided to make the pilot project permanent. this transportation agency will increase the fee. the agen i says the study found only 5% of people who take those shuttles and nearly half say they would drive to work alone. >> scott weaner introduced the bill today saying making it harder for young people to get cigarettes. >> a dramatic step by the american medical association.
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today, the organization says it will now lobby for a ban on drug advertising in the united states. >> any prescription may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke which can lead to death. >> the medical association believes the ad which flood the air waves are driving up prices nationwide. a research group says their company spent $4.5 billion on advertising last year, a 30% increase over two years. >> where he will, as we begin to see the el nino effects, you may be thinking about getting a car with all-wheel drive. >> in snow country, you've got to have a four-wheel drive, right? not necessarily here. consumer reports says there's something far more effective to consider.
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>>. >> commercial advantages of all-wheel drive. >> without these computer systems, i think we'd be in chains. >> driving in snow and ice can be dangerous. consumer reports spept weeks driving on snow wee, unplowed test track to see how much all-wheel drive helps. it does make it easier to get yur car moving on a slick surface, such as a snow wee driveway. but in handling tests, some all-wheel drive vehicles struggled to stay on course. to test ranking, con super reports test honda suv going 620 miles an hour, it took 668 feet to stop. nearly the length of two football fields.
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but when it was out fitted with two winter tires, it stopped in half the distance. >> they provide the best grip for going, stopping and cornering, no matter what vehicle you drive. >> buying wipter tires is an added expense but far less than the $7,000 premium you'll pay for all-wheel drive. >> consumer reports recommends replacing all of your tires with winter tires even if your vehicle has all-wheel drive. >> well, let's see what kind of driving conditions we can expect. >> the accuweather forecast, hi. it's going to be smooth sailing as far as driving conditions the next few days. right now, behind me, just a spectacular view.
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that's why it doesn't feel as chilly as it has been. let's check out live doppler 7 hd. and i'll show you what those high clouds are doing. really, you can see it here on our radar. our radar will be tracking a storm in about a week is what it looks like right now. at this hour, it's tracking some very light showers moving through carson city, eureka area. and that's where they'll stay. looking at the afterglow of the sunset, just a beautiful picture there. upper 50s, san francisco. upper 50s to the low 70s. here's another pretty picture. 623 in santa rosa. 59 in livermore. okay. not so cold overnight tonight. a storm moves in early next week. we'll take a look at a time line
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in just a moment here. high pressure keeps control of our weather. that all changes as we head towards tuesday of next week. it looks like wednesday, as well, by thanksgiving, that rain moves out. in case you're making plans, keep in mind that we're still a week out, but this rain could impact travel plans on wednesday. how much rain are we talking about? two different solutions. the domestic model is going with one to two inches. the computer model is far less rain. fine tune it as we get closer. all of that high cloud cover,
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it's not going to be as cold. we'll continue to warm it up a few degrees. 67 in sunnyvale on the peninsula. daly city, 59 degrees. 69 in san rafel. >> you can enjoy the sunshine guilt-free. low 60s to low 70s is good with us right on through the weekend. here's why you can enjoy it guilt-free. we do have rain coming and like i say, the timing will have to be fine tuned and the totals will have to be fine tuned. but going into next week, hopefully, tracking a juicy
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storm here in the bay area. >> just ahead, it's a whole lot more. a sneak peek into san francisco's newest tower. that's next at 5:30. >> coming up, another potential terrorist scare. the new stadium just evacuated. a high alert in america after isis prayed for the attack here. >> thanks, david. how about this. new at 6:00 from 7 on your side's michael finney. the unique ploy to finally stop a magazine she didn't want.
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[majestic music] [majestic music] odysseo by cavalia opens november 19th under the white big top at at&t park. tickets available at
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construction of the san francisco general hospital has reached an important milestone. abc 7 news got a sneak peek
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inside today. the new hospital will add 31 more emergency room beds, two trauma rooms and three operating rooms. the er will have two ct scanners. >> the benefit is for the trauma of the medical patient who's here. it also helps inpatient and out patient who have scheduled ct scanners. >> there is also a rooftop garden with magnificent views of the city. the hospital raised $135 million to out fit the medical center. the hospital will open in the spring. >> you can call it the candidate out of the bag. jimmy panetta is currently the district attorney in monteray county. he's running to replace congressman sam farr. now, panetta's son is running for that same seat.
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with the republican presidential race donald trump, a lot of people dropped out. the louisiana governor says now is not his time. there are 14 other candidates still in the race. >> tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00, high-tech clothing in san francisco bay. the findings even took experts by surprise. >> i was pretty stunned. it's worrisome. it's got us thinking. >> how your cozy fleece jacket may be contaminating your food. that's tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> here's something to shop about. >> sending a serious message with a smile. that story is next.
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♪ ♪ it took the rockettes years to master the kick line.
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but only a few moves to master paying bills on technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. new at 6:00, the crash at union scare. the chp did something today it never had a chance to do before. also, from paris, a rare look inside one of the city's muslim neighborhoods. some locals call it a no-go zone. the first -ever zone expo coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. >>. >> the day started with a fun and raucous school assembly.
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♪ >> i want to go there. a group called youth sports nation is working with the oakland school district. >> you put a smile on my face buz you are my future. you are why i am here. i am here to help you in any way that i can. yes, i have made it to the top and i can show you how to be suck elseful. are you with me, class? true class. i love you all. >> it's used to teach kids about respect and the importance of staying in school. >> great effort. >> you, great message, too. >> "world news tonight" is coming up next. >> for all of us here, we
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appreciate your time and hope to see you in half an hour. >> bye, bye. blank tonight, a special edition of "world news tonight" from paris. and this evening, the new scare. mass evacuations at another stadium. police say there was a serious and credible threat to safety. suddenly, ordering thousands of fans out of the stadium, rushing them to safety. terry moran is in germany tonight. also tonight, the breaking news in the terror manhunt. police are now searching for a second fugitive, believed to be a ninth attacker. this as they already have been searching for the alleged eighth attacker, the brother who fled, considered extremely dangerous. and we're right there, following the trail. also breaking, russia now revealing, they believe it was a bomb that brought down that passenger plane. russia tonight firing on isis. abc news obtaining this video of a russian cruise missile over syria. and the new concern back


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