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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> a big vote in wisconsin today where presidential front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton are facing a tough race, both of them lagging behind in the polls in that state right now. good afternoon, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm kristen sze. ama daetz is off today. ted cruz and bernie sanders were both hoping for a big win in an effort to close the gap and get one step closer to the white house. >> stephanie ramos joins us live from wisconsin where a surprise could be brewing in this primary contest. stephanie? >> reporter: the presidential candidates have been crisscrossing the state of wisconsin, trying to get as much support as they can, while gop insiders say if donald trump does not win wisconsin tonight, lit be -- he will have a much more difficult time trying to clinch the party's nomination.
voters in wisconsin at the polls today, casting their ballots in this hotly contested primary. >> it's going to be interesting tonight. >> reporter: donald trump coming off possibly his roughest week, is not giving up on the badger state, making a pitch to voters. >> the people of wisconsin are amazing. they want their jobs to stay here. they don't want other countries taking their jobs. >> reporter: president obama addressing the plan trump touted from the start that mexico will pay to build the wall. the president calling it impractical. >> i have to emphasize it's not just mr. trump's proposals. you're also hearing concerns about mr. cruz's proposals, which in some ways are just as draconian. >> reporter: if trump wins wisconsin, he has a chance of winning the majority of delegates. if he loses and ted cruz wins, it's likely to be a contested gop convention. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is ahead in wisconsin polls against hillary clinton. and he's feeling confident. >> going all the way to the
white house. >> reporter: you would think staffers would be busy inside but they're not. it's etchty. they're at the polls trying to get this crucial win for sanders. >> it's very important, so it could make or break somebody. >> reporter: hillary clinton is nowhere near wisconsin, instead making an appearance on "the view" hoping to solidify a strong showing in new york. here in wisconsin, 1.75 million people are expected to turn out and vote. sense wisconsin has some of the toughest voter i.d. laws, a lot of people have been waiting in line for hours trying to get in. regardless, thousands are out casting ballots here in wisconsin. >> stef, it looks like they've been waiting in the cold as well. but trump released details how he expects to pay the $5 billion to $10 billion to build the wall today. what is the plan?
>> reporter: that's right. donald trump did release details on that plan that he's been touting from the start of his run for president. and donald trump says he would basically cut off the funds, cut off the money that immigrants send home to the country via money transfers. donald trump has said he will drop that threat if mexico pays $5 billion to $10 billion, all in one, a one-time payment. >> stephanie ramos, live in wisconsin, thank you. back here happening now in san francisco, the city will become the first in the nation to offer full six-week paid participantal leave. >> a portion of the cost is picked up by the state, but businesses will have to make up the difference. lyanne melendez is live from city hall. >> reporter: san francisco is hoping other cities in the nation follow their lead, but of course, this is not good news for businesses who say they already pay a high minimum wage, so this is one added experience. they say they can't really
afford it. kim turner is an attorney and mother. she wishes everyone in san francisco could get the same pay for leave she received from her employer. >> it's already really hard without children to live in san francisco. and so if you have that extra pay, you can have a family and go back to work. >> reporter: in 2004, california became the first to pay new moms and dads 55% of their wages for up to six months if they have paid into their state visibility. san francisco decided it wasn't enough. today, san francisco's board of supervisors voted to force businesses with 20 or more employees to pay the remainder, 45%. >> we need to stop forcing parents to make the terrible decision about whether to bond with the child or whether to put food on the table. >> reporter: patricia is the owner of hayes street grill. >> i think it's a long-time coming that we get mandated paid maternity leave. but on the other hand, is this
one more responsibility of the small business person? >> reporter: the golden gate restaurant association says it's one more cost small business also be saddled with. >> in a restaurant environment, you'll have to pay 45% of someone's salary while they're gone and hire someone else and train them to work in that person's job. >> reporter: restaurants may have to pass on this new cost to customers. a law could go into effect next year. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, "abc7 news." twitter is becoming the latest tech company to adopt a gender neutral approach. next month, new fathers working at twitter will get the same 20 weeks of paid leave offered to new mothers. other companies include google, facebook and netflix with similar policies. a judge worked against a gro group, voters approved measure b in 2012, which reigns in public employee pensions.
that ignited a bitter fight between the city and the police and fire unions. today, a judge ruled against a taxpayers group who are trying to stop the city from repealing the measure. >> the voters clearly took the power away from the city council as it relates to pension benefits. and then council has basically said that doesn't matter. >> this november, san jose voters will be asked to approve key elements of the alternative pension agreement. >> hope you had a chance to spend some time outside today, because it is spectacular. we have a live look right now. this is from our emeryville camera. it's going to be a very warm wednesday. >> sparkling and gorgeous and spencer christian is here with the accuweather forecast. >> yes, it's going to be an even warmer day tomorrow with record high possible. let's look at live doppler 7 hd. skies are just about as you described across the bay area right now.
'9" is 11 degrees warmer right now in san jose and mountain view than it was yesterday. 14 degrees warmer in hayward. 9 degrees warmer at half moon bay. 6 degrees warmer in san francisco. so all around the area, the warmup is under way. here's a live view from our roof top camera. 69 in san francisco. 76 in oakland. 81 in san jose. 80 in morgan hill. half moon bay 66 degrees. santa rosa, 81. 81 in fairfield. concord 83 and 79 in livermore. and here is aook at the temperature climb tomorrow in santa rosa. the morning low will be 47. but by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, a high of 92 in santa rosa. that's a 45-degree temperature increase from early morning to mid afternoon. i'll show you what highs are expected to be in other locations tomorrow and where we
might see records in just a moment. larry and krissen? >> thank you, spencer. authorities in thousand oaks are investigating an incident involving a propane model rocket that kid one teenager and injured another. this happened last night and fire officials say it may have exploded while one of the teenagers was holding it. classes at the school war canceled today while the investigation continues. sky 7 hd was over the scene where a motorcyclist died and both lanes of i-680 was shut down. a car and motorcyclist collided in the north bound lanes. the motorcycle driver was launched into the south bound side. the accident happened just before 1:00 this afternoon. a vta train hit an audi sedan that turned left on the tracks along north 1st street in san jose this morning. sky 7 hd was over the scene.
that accident disrupted lrv service on two vta lanes. one person went to the hospital with minor injuries. a controversial expansion is the subject of a big vote in less than an hour and a half in san francisco. it involves a local company's attempt to move into the music industry in the mission district. >> we have a whole bunch of drunkies acting crazy. >> reporter: that's what some neighbors say they're already witnessing. they have hosted concerts in the past, which it can do at the armory with one night event permits. the entertainment commission received dozens of complaints. >> i think the neighbors are having a hard time trusting the owners. >> reporter: one woman wrote that she witnessed urination and sex in building entryways. others said things got too loud. >> i don't want to deal with people throwing up down the street. it's just a little much,
especially when you have a child and you're trying to live and have a home. there's no way i would be happy with that. >> reporter: increasing traffic and decreasing parking also have some worried. the planning commission and police department have signed off on the permit. the entertainment commission is expected to vote tonight. there is more than one note to this story. an expanded venue with late night music is appealing to one neighbor we spoke with. >> you need something around here. the neighborhood is changing so much. it might be good. >> reporter: the director of the commission says they're unlikely to outright deny the permit but could restrict the hours. police say these two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the san francisco offices of the make a wish foundation. 37-year-old judd jengy and 26-year-old nicholas tore was arrested. a third suspect is still being sought. a scooter that was donated by
hunter pence has been recovered now. the autographed scooter was auctioned off for $40,000. mayor ed lee delivered the good news this morning. >> the police have recovered the scooter. [ applause ] >> two men broke in through the fire door and spent an hour ransacking the office on hawthorne street saturday night. the mayor also delivered a set of ipad minis to help replace those that the burglars stole. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, pay pal takes a stand against a controversial new law in north carolina. just as a similar one takes effect in mississippi. and the bay area school gets a new mascot, but not everyone is happy with the change. we'll show you the problem. new at 4:30, are you buried under junk mail. it's problem with most of us, but we'll show you one man that has it far worse than most. and this is walnut creek traffic on 680.
pay pal is canceling a planned expansion in north carolina over a controversial new law targeting transgender people. the san jose based company says it won't open a new operation center in charlotte because of the law. the ordinance requires transgender people use public bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.
north carolina's governor defended his position today. >> i expect pay pal will still accept our consumer money in north carolina as they also do in nations throughout the world that frankly have disagreements with some of the policies that they're disagreeing with in north carolina. >> the pay pal facility would have added 400 new jobs in north carolina. now, mississippi's republican governor signed a law today that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the business owner's personal beliefs. governor phil bryant signed the bill. supporters say the law protects those who believe marriage should be between one man and one woman and sexual relations should only take place inside such marriages. the aclu says the law flies in the face of basic american principles of fairness, justice and equality.
>> a bill was approved today in california authored by san francisco assembly man phil tang. if made law, it would take away gender specific labels defined for one person at a time. an east bay high school won't back down from its new mascot. >> in february, john sweat high school went from the indians to the warriors. but not everybody is happy with the change. >> alyssa harrington joins us live with the story. >> reporter: one group i talked to see this as a slap in the face. they want the school to change the mascot again. but the district defends the warrior spirit and points to the success of the golden state warriors. they dropped the indian mascot last year, but the name and image offen arrow still cover the floor, a reminder of what
many native americans consider offensive. some say the school's new name is no better. >> when they replaced wit the warriors mascot, we were really disappointed. >> reporter: the group says warriors just replaces one offensive name with another. >> the way that warriors are used in sports and mascots is to depict indigenous resistance to colonialism. >> i know that some of our board members see it as an opportunity to represent the spirit, the spirit of the warrior. >> reporter: he says the district also passed a resolution against violent imagery, so told not include weapons or insensitive caricatures. >> it won't include a personification of the warrior. it will need to be more symbolic. >> reporter: the call to drop native american mascots has stretched nationwide, from the washington red skins to the vallejo apaches, no longer used by the high school.
before they were golden state, the nba warriors used these logos between the '40s and '60s. the john sweat school district might revisit the mascot issue again. but the superintendent tells me for now they are focusing on education. alyssa harrington, "abc7 news." san francisco's museum of modern hart hung one of its center piece works today as it gets ready for next month's reopening. "abc7 news" was in the main museum lobby as work e. it had to be placed at the right height to be viewed from different parts of the museum. it was made by alexander calder in 1953. his work was revolutionary because it treated sculpture as something movable. >> the elements are constantly shifting. there's no set position. as the air currents change, it
just floats gently and is constantly turning into something else in front of your eyes. >> it reopens may 14 with this new fisher collection that will include an entire galley of calder art pieces. so we waited three years. almost over. >> we won't have to wait very long for the weather to heat up considerably. >> yes. that sizzle is coming, spence. we're not just talking about you. [ laughter ] >> there was no doubt in my mind that you weren't talking about me. here's a live look at live doppler 7 hd. we have sunny skies, sizzling conditions are expected tomorrow. but even now it's pretty warm. let's take a look at conditions at santa cruz beach where it's sunny and mild. we have possible record high temperatures tomorrow. temperatures will tumble on thursday. this is just a one-day sharp spike in temperatures. showers likely on friday and saturday. here's the view at golden gate
bridge. here's a sampling of the record highs for tomorrow, april 6. notice the ones with the asterisks. oakland will tie its existing hi for tomorrow's date. livermore will break the existing high for tomorrow's date. tonight is going to be a mild one. low temperatures mainly in the 50s, lower in the north bay valleys. tomorrow's highs in the south bay, low 90s. we'll see a sprinkling of low 90s on the peninsula, as well. 83 degrees downtown san francisco. 86 in oakland would see the existing high. and expect lots of low 90s, 92 in livermore would be a new record. thursday, clouds increase and temperatures drop significantly. so cooling clouds arrive.
thursday, showers coming in on friday, with even cooler conditions and showers will continue on saturday. now, let's take a look at the system that's bringing that rainfall. it's one on a storm impact scale, 1 out of 5 expected to produce light rainfall. starting at 7:00 a.m. friday, continuing overnight, friday night into saturday morning and then through the day on saturday we'll see periods of showers as well. so by late saturday night, we expect rainfall totals to range from around 0.2 of an inch in most locations to perhaps a quarter. but no more than that. here's our accuweather seven-day forecast. warm tomorrow. warm to hot. chance of record highs. temperatures tumble thursday as they continue dropping off on friday and saturday. and then we get a period of relatively cool and partly cloudy weather with another chance of showers next tuesday. so after this big spike in temperatures tomorrow, we're going to have a period of
if you can't get to a tv to watch football next fall, you can check twitter. twitter is paying $10 million for if rights to stream ten games this fall. brandi hitt has all the details. >> reporter: twitter is teaming up with the nfl with commissioner roger goodell sending out his first tweet since 2014. this fall thursday night football will be streamed live at twitter so fans will see more of this. the ten games will be free to all 800 million twiter users worldwide, through mobile devices, tablets, pcs and connected tvs.
>> it allows people to have one screen to be on twitter and should they use, they can watch the game. they have to figure out how it' going to be easy for the user to see both at the same time. >> reporter: it's a chance for the nfl to reach younger fans, who rely on the internet more than television. twitter has also seen a recent slowing in new user growth. >> it's an extremely big deal. probably more so to twitter than the nfl. 50% of all conversations on twitter are about sports. >> reporter: last october, the nfl experimented with this live streaming game between the bills and jaguars in london on yahoo. fans in 185 countries watching. the question now, will those eyes tune in to twitter thursday night this fall? both companies have not revealed how much twitter paid for the dej tall streaming rights. the same thursday night football games will be broad cast on network television.
brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. tickets for the musical festival in san francisco go on sale thursday at 10:00 a.m. a lineup for the august festival is certainly an impressive one. radio head, lcd sound system, and lionel richie top this year's notable abocts. the muppets band will also perform. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. with today's vote in wisconsin, could it make a big difference in the race for the white house? plus, the concerns about a sexual predator in the north bay. the man kicked out of his hotel after one night. where is he now is where is he now is >> and the new
live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> here are your headlines at 4:30. a deadly crash threw a motorcyclist across the median of interstate 680 in walnut creek this afternoon. sky 7 hd shows the impact of that collision. you can see part of the motorcycle still jammed into the vehicle's hood. lanes in both directions were clocked for a long period of time for spth response and
cleanup. traffic still very difficult in that area, though. reporter david louie tweeted about a brawl in santa clara county's main jail. up to ten inmates were involved. coming up at 5:00, david will look how today's fight could play into a battle for more surveillance cameras in the jail. a houseboat community is fighting to stay afloat in redwood city. janet o tweeted this, residents may be forced out after 50 years. coming up at 5:00, janet is live where people are pleading their case. a high-risk sex offender has been removed from a hotel after his location was made public last night. today he's being held in an undisclosed rural area. wayne freedman has more. >> reporter: do you want somebody like that in your neighborhood? >> negative. no. >> reporter: one down. but according to megan's list, there is 35 to go. that is the number of sexual
predators living in the city limits. of those, 17 committed felonies against children, ranging from pornography to rape. and 23-year-old jonathan hoeppner earned a public warning by police who say they had their reasons. is this is is the first time i was part of a public notice, but it was due to this individual's propensity to reoffend. >> reporter: this exemplifies public safety and severity of offenses. >> i just feel bad that there's nothing else that can be done. >> reporter: would you want him living next door to you? >> no. >> reporter: do you know who does live next door to you? >> yes. >> reporter: that is stephanie talking about her knowing of a sexual offender living close by.
either way, it changes how kids around here play. >> they're not allowed to play without us unfortunately. and they just know to be very cautious, not talk to strangers. and to be very mindful of their surroundings at all times. >> reporter: that is the sort of side of our information age. in some cases, too close to home. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." to politics. wisconsin will take center stage as voters weigh in on the 2016 presidential race. 96 delegates are at stake on the democratic side. on the republican side, 42 delegates are up for grabs. today's votes are being closely watched. it is the last primary until new york state voters go to the polls in two weeks. >> carla joins us now with a look at the race. can donald trump bounce back in
wisconsin? it's been a rough week and it seems like the tide is turning. >> he has had a terrible, horrible week. campaign manager charged with battery. he flip-flopped again on abortion. but at this point, look, go into this, ted cruz had a ten-point lead. we're going to see if wisconsin is sort of a line in the sand. are the wheels coming off the trump bus? they haven't yet, but this may be the place where it happens. >> two things. huge turnout at the polls in wisconsin and open primary there. what does that mean? >> reporter: on either side, you can vote for whatever candidate you want. that helps somebody like a bernie sanders. it helps donald trump. a huge turnout because the drama is huge. look, wisconsin is a perfect state for bernie sanders. it is a state where progressives have had a long history of wins. on the republican side, wisconsin is the capital of the dump trump movement. all of the major talk show hosts, the governor scott walker
have all come out. we're going to see what happens here and how this affects the race going forward. but there's real drama in wisconsin. >> if cruz wins big as expected, does this get us closer to a brokered republican convention? >> absolutely. and california gets closer to california having a real role here. cruz is hoping to keep donald trump from that magic 1237 number he leads to go into the convention. if he can do that, you have the brokered convention. and john kasich, he's very big in silicon valley. he could be a surprise factor tonight. he's done well in illinois and michigan. so let's see how he does tonight in wisconsin. >> also super important for sanders with new york coming up, that's hillary clinton's home turf. >> and she's on a fund-raising kick around the country. new york is important to her. she needs funds to keep it going. he raised $44 million in march compared to $29 million for her.
so we'll be seeing her a lot. the money is a very big factor in this contest. if you have $350,000, that is what it will cost to host that event. >> thanks. president obama is praising the treasury department's move to curb tax inversions. and is calling on congress to adopt them. he says the practice is unfair. currently, u.s. companies can acquire a smaller foreign competitor and move its tax address there to get a lower tax rate. the president says he's been trying to close these loopholes for years now. >> a lot of it is legal, but that's exactly the problem. it's not that they're breaking the laws, the laws are so poorly designed they allow people that have enough lawyers and accountants to wiggle out of responsibility that ordinary citizens have to abide by.
>> despite the president's call, prospects for passing this type of legislation in an election year are low. ford announced it will build a new $1.6 billion factory in mexico. the united autoworkers union says they will build the focus compacts there. a great sign for the u.s. economy. hiring jumped to a nine-year high in february. a sign of robust business demand for new workers. 5.4 million people found jobs. that's the most since november of 2006. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, a major retailer pulling this t-shirt over a very big mistake. the answer is coming up. i'm spencer christian. nothing but bright, blue skies out over the bay and the warmup
continues. i'll show you how hot it will be tomorrow in just a moment. and a live look here at traffic on the san mateo bridge. going home eastward, that is where you'll encounter some slow traffic. but at least the traffic is moving and it' (music plays from one way or another )♪♪ ♪ i'm gonna find y♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna win ya ♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪
$32 million in hong kong. the diamond is the most expensive piece of jewelry ever purchased. it was almost stolen during the failed millennium dome heist in london more than 15 years ago. >> you're reading that with great enthusiasenthusiasm. walmart is apologizing for a big mistake on a t-shirt. you have to know your geography. this is supposed to be a shirt for the maryland terrapins. that's an outline for massachusetts, that's the problem. terp fans tweeted saying they would expect this mistake from an elementary student, not a major retailer. you can see massachusetts on top, maryland below. walmart is promising to get to the bottom of this mistake. if they had consulted spencer christian, that never would have happened. >> not even when i was in the
third grade. >> people don't know geography now. >> a lot of other things people don't know. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. i know it's a sunny day and i know it's going to get warmer tomorrow under continuing sunny skies. a's are at home again, game two of their season. they have a chance to bounce back from last night's defeat. game time 7:05. it will be sunny and mild, 68 degrees. it will drop off to about 63 by about 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, highs of 92 in fresno. 81 in los angeles. here in the bay area, we may see record highs in some locations. locations with the asterisks, livermore, oakland, san rafael. for the week ahead, livermore with a high of 92.
we all drop off sharply with temperatures on thursday. and the cooling continues friday and through the weekend. approaching the weekend, rain chances increase as the weekend approaches. 60% chance of light rain in the area, dropping off sunday and monday, but bouncing back to 40% next tuesday. >> thank you. almost forgot rain was possible. still ahead, a big finish in march madness. a look at last night's championship game. and something to tell your bo tomorrow. how wearing sweats to work could how wearing sweats to work could make you better at your job. vo: across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® works differently than pills. and comes in a pen. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c.
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villanova delivering an electrifying end to march madness, clinching their first title in 31 years. >> how about that! >> reporter: the underdog wildcats beating number one seed north carolina in a game played out right from a movie. unc tying it up on this incredible off-balance shot with just five seconds to go from the senior, taking control and executing a play they practiced all season. >> i was going to shoot it, but i heard someone screaming in the back of my head, and it was kris. i just gave it to him and let it go with confidence -- he let it go with confidence. >> reporter: kris jenkins sinking that buzzer beater with his own brother playing for unc, watching from the sidelines, stunned. the two became friends playing basketball when they were 11. >> he just wished they would have denied me or not left me open.
but i was happy that they forgot about me for a little bit. >> reporter: giving jenkins a shot at what he calls a story book ending. >> cats win it all! cats win it all! 31 years later, villanova is the king of college basketball once again. >> reporter: according to espn.com, more people in their bracket contest picked nova to lose in the first round, making this win that much sweeter for nova fans. >> cinderella story. the warriors have five games left. four wins will set the all-time record for wins in a season. fans hoping for playoff ticketks try to get them starting tomorrow morning. the team has a countdown clock on their home page. tomorrow's season ticket holders can get them starting at 10:00, and regular playoff tickets go on sell friday. if you're going to the game
tonight, it might be too late to drive there, because the warriors and the a's are both playing tonight, so traffic is going to be a nightmare and parking will be challenging. the arizona, first pitch is at 7:05. >> b.a.r.t. is probably your best way to get there going to the coliseum. >> good advice. junk mail is a huge hassle for most of us, but michael finney has found one man who has it worse than most. >> this poor guy makes one ill-advised move -- a couple of them -- and he's now buried under junk mail. this letter carrier has its hands pull when he delivers to this san jose home. steven chavez lives here and the offers are being sent to him. if you think this is a bunch, check this out. steven has boxes and boxes of these types of offers. >> i think it's a kind of
poor people to get this mail over and over again. >> reporter: why did you contact me? >> to see if you can get my mail stopped being so crazy. >> reporter: he responded to a couple of the mailings and now he's inundated with simple advertisements along with scams and schemes and he just wants it to stop. augustine ruiz is the postal spokesperson for the bay area. he says steven has a way out, but there's a catch. >> he can go to dma.org, go on line, go to their mail preference service and he can opt out of getting any advertising mail. bear in mind, not all advertisers belong to the dma. >> reporter: scammers don't stop mailing just because you ask. >> oh, boy. this really illustrates the
danger of responding to any suspicious offer. once you do, if sit a scammer, they'll share your information with other scammers and you wind up on what's called a sucker list. >> there just isn't much you can do once the sucker lists have your name, other than stop responding and let time pass. >> a long time probably. thanks, michael. turning to today's wellness report, if you want to be productive at work, think about this, some say maybe you should wear sweats. >> works for mike shumann. >> researchers reported to the american college of cardiology that waist size is a better indicator of heart health than bmi. and found that being apele shaped and carrying weight in the abdomen is a strong indicator. tanning may limit the skin's
ability to make vitamin d. tanned skin actually blocks vitamin d synthesis. just dressing down in the office can make employees more comfortable and more productive. companies who have adopted for more casual dress codes says it keeps workers open. and a study found that chowing down on walnuts every day doesn't pose a problem for older people's waistline. those who ate a serving every day lowered their ldl cholesterol. here's to your health. a major victory for a richmond company we profiled here before on "abc7 news." they have won friday approval to market its robotic exoskeleton
for people with spinal injuries. that's coming up at 6:00. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continuing. up next, a new tool in the battle against distracted driving. right now, i'll pay attention to dan ashley. he has what is coming up on "abc7 news" at 5:00. coming up next, the fate of a closing community. dozens waiting to hear if they will be set adrift. plus, how a bay area company just upped the privacy for 1 billion users. and a california dog awarded the highest medal for
awareness month and crackdowns are under way to get people to stop texting and talking when behind the wheel. a new gadget just might help. here is that story. >> reporter: although it's against california law, there really isn't much stopping drivers from talking or texting while behind the wheel. >> they know it's illegal. but they continue to do it. >> reporter: today i'm in the passenger seat using technology that is part of a redesigned app helping iphone users stay focused on the road. the latest iteration can block all or just some iphone features while your car is in motion. a useful tool for parents with teen drivers. >> you're going to block texts, e-mail, snap chat, facebook, games, the camera. pretty much anything on that phone that you as a parent deem distracting. >> reporter: it is this device
that determines where the passenger is and can unlock a phone when in the hands of a passenger and reengage when handed back to the driver. >> you want them 100% focused on the road. you can basically lock down access to everything on the phone except 911. >> reporter: i texted jessie while he was next to me. the message never went through on his end and the app bounced back this message to my phone telling me jessie was driving. >> this is my composite driving score. >> reporter: every trip is saved in the app, rating the driver what they did well or poorly and that message i sent jessie earlier is finally delivered. the app itself is free, but the drive device needs to be purchased. >> interesting technology. thanks for joining us for "abc7 news" at 4:00. i'm larry beil. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now with kristen and dan.
there's karma in this world. i do believe that. >> whatever you call it, scooter gate is over. what led police to make two arrests and find hunter pence's stolen scooter. also, a brawl in the big house, involving as many as ten prisoners. plus, the future of redwood city's floating homes. most aren't even seaworthy and now they may be forced to leave. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. it is warm out here right now, but only getting warmer tomorrow. temperatures getting into record territory. we'll show you the numbers coming up. live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." a beat cop pays close attention to this video. he recognized one of the men police say stole a scooter donated to charity by hunter pence. good evening. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley.
locating hunter pence's scooter is great news for the make a wish foundation. cops helped locate and arrest these two guys. melanie woodrow is live outside at&t park where pence famously rode that scooter to and from games. >> reporter: right now the team is in milwaukee but news travels fast. with hunter pence retweeting this tweet just moments after we reported the good news. >> the police have recovered the scooter. >> reporter: just moments after san francisco mayor ed lee announced he was replacing ipads stolen from the make a wish foundation, news that the san francisco police had recovered this stolen scooter donated by hunter pence. >> thank hunter and his donation. >> officers worked closely with
make a wish foundation which had surveillance video. >> we were able to identify them with the video. >> reporter: it was the tender loin foot patrol officers who recognized and arrested 37-year-old judd jenky and 26-year-old nicholas tiller. a search warrant turned up the scooter and other stolen property. >> we're really excited we are able to get the scooter back and it's able to go to a function for the make a wish foundation. >> reporter: the scooter, which was auctioned for $40,000, is signed by pence, with the message to michelle, much love. in a statement the san francisco giants said we are delighted that it has been found and will be returned to its rightful owner. while hunter pence tweeted the news, having earlier tweeted it was scooter gate all over again. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news."