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>> after a controversial lbgt law in north carolina, tonight there's a push to move next year's nba all-star game from charlotte to the bay area. >> 73 wins is a beautiful time, and certainly it's also a time to say that we stand for justice and inclusion. >> good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. tonight, oakland councilwoman is looking ahead to a different game. >> she says if the nba pulls the plug in the all-star game in north carolina, it should be moved to oracle arena. >> we're live outside the arena with this story. kat katie? >> reporter: she said she's already talked to people here at the arena and the pressure is on the nba. six senators wrote a letter to the commissioner asking that the game be moved and tomorrow the nba will discuss it with team leaders at the board of governor's meeting. >> we have those dates available, so we would love to
have the all-star game here. >> reporter: rebecca capland is poised to make her pitch to the nba. >> it's an area with a long history of inclusion and diversity with a large community of lbgt people as well as people who stand up for justice and equality. >> reporter: capland says oakland is the anecdote to north carolina. the state is under fire after passing a law that limits protections for lbgt people. the chair of oakland pride says capland is on point. >> i implore nba representatives and neighbor who wants to know if oakland is a city that's diverse to comb to oakland pride, because they will see beyond a doubt we are the city they should be in. >> reporter: the all-star game would bring big money to oakland. charlotte is estimating $100 million in economic impact. a managing partner at tribune tavern says bring it on. >> it gives us more exposure. >> reporter: this fan said he was constantly reminded of the
last time the arena hosted the all-star game. >> there's a banner there and we still have that banner from 2000. that was such a long time ago. >> reporter: before the warriors held the record for the most wins. you're going to see a lot of these around the bay area. shirts with the number 73 to mark the record-setting win last night. went on sale at stores and online today. at the sports authority tonight in emeryville, they sold out of one size. they hope to have more tomorrow in stock. another quick seller, the beer in oakland. the restaurant served up 73 cent brews in honor of the warriors. that offer was good today only. >> the first playoff game is today against the rockets. if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, abc 7 is the only place to watch the action. >> once the game is over, stay tuned for after the game right here on abc 78. larry beil and like shumann will be joined by hall of famer nate
thurman and o'donnell foyle. new york voters could play a pivotal role who will be on the presidential ballot in november. tonight, hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off, trying to sway their fellow democrats. marci gonzalez has the story. >> reporter: a democratic debate battle in the big apple. >> senator sanders did call me unqualified. i've been called a lot of things, that was a first. >> reporter: the increasingly heated rhetoric between hillary clinton and bernie sanders coming to a point here in brooklyn. >> does secretary clinton have the experience and the intelligence to be a president? of course she does. but i do question -- [ applause ] but i do question her judgment! >> president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state for the united states. >> and let's talk about judgment. >> yeah!
>> and let us talk about the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of this country. >> reporter: with less than a week before new york voters go to the polls, the rivals clashing on guns, raising the minimum wage. >> history has outpaced secretary clinton, because all over this country, people are standing up and they're saying 12 is not good enough. we need $15 an hour. >> reporter: and on foreign policy. >> he could not answer b about afghanistan, israel, counterterrorism. >> reporter: just a few miles away, all of the republican candidates together. protesters chanting outside as donald trump, ted cruz, and john kasich spoke at a new york gop fund-raiser. and all of the candidate also be campaigning in new york tomorrow except sanders, who is traveling overnight to speak at the vatican. in brooklyn, new york, marci gonzalez, "abc7 news." thousands are now living in
emergency shelters after a powerful earthquake killed at least nine people in japan. you can see some of the damage caused by the 6.5 earthquake. it struck near kuamato city about 800 miles southwest of taio cruz. japanese soldiers are assisting residents in the hardest hit areas. a little boy is safe after being abducted and police continue to hunt for the thief who stole a car belonging to the boy's father. sky 7 hd shows us where the car was found abandoned inside a shed. jacob vargas was unharmed. you see him there. the boy ordeal began when his father left the family car running with the boy inside in soledad this morning. someone drove off with the vehicle and police activated an amber alert. police need your help to catch a robber who targeted a 70-year-old woman. this is surveillance images of a blue ford pickup that they're trying to find. the man grabbed a bag as he
drove past her. the victim fell and suffered minor injuries. this happened on monday. el nino is finally fading away, bringing new concerns about the drought. scientists increased the chances that next winter will bring drier than normal la nina conditions. water supply managers are taking that forecast into account. even after a wet winter, they're in favor of keeping drought restrictions in place. >> we don't know what next year will bring. it could be another dry year. >> la ninas can be dry some years and wet in others. experts say it's too early to know which this will be. tonight, b.a.r.t. is taking action to deal with seat hogs on trains. the b.a.r.t. board today approved a plan to fine people who take up more than one seat during certain hours of the day. alyssa harrington is live in walnut creek with the story. >> reporter: these are some big fines. a repeat offender could get a
$500 ticket. this will not go into effect for a few months while b.a.r.t. police try to nail down exactly how they plan to enforce it. sprawling across a row, man spreading or placing your bag in an empty seat could be a pricey thing to do on b.a.r.t. in a split vote, the board of directors approved a move to ticket seat hogs. >> they know it's not kind, it's bad manners. >> reporter: the new rule would only be enforced during commute hoarse, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 to 7:30. passengers who take up more than one seat would first get a warning. the next time a $100 fine. then $200, then $500. >> that's crazy. that's insane. >> that's a lot of money for, you know, spreading out on a seat. >> reporter: others say the crackdown is long overdue. >> i think it's a great idea. i noticed a lot of people taking up more than one space around it
takes up a lot of room for the elderly people. >> it's rude more than anything, but have fun with it. >> reporter: you don't think lit be easy to enforce? >> i don't think it will be easy to enforce. i like the idea of it. >> reporter: directors don't want to target the homeless, but force riders to share or pay. alyssa harrington, "abc7 news." one of the last text free frontiers could be no more. not everyone is happy that you can message your friends in movie theaters. >> it's do annoying to deal with. also going nuts, the hunt for sophisticated thieves who have stolen millions of worth in pistachios. >> and the unusual move by those against a leaf blower ban. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. bundle up in the morning and then get ready for a weekend
you talk during the movie, i will unleash an entire secret service made up of insane clowns so shhh and to texting. >> many may have to deal with texers too, and that's because amc theaters are considering allowing people to message while in theaters. we're live in santa clara. lisa, what are people saying about this? >> reporter: ama, they are saying a lot. you know, the ceo really wants to attract millennials. and if this is done right, it could work, meaning possibly offering a special screen that will dim the brightness level on your phone. but still, experts say that this might be a good idea. we've all seen this message.
at the movies. now amc entertainment is considering changing its tune. the company's ceo told variety magazine texting may be allowed. adam erin said "you can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cell phone. that's not how they live their life. we're going to have to figure out a way to do it that doesn't disturb today's audience saudie" >> if you're allowing that, they want people to come. >> reporter: that's what amc wants. there are 80 million millennials in the u.s. and many don't go to theaters. kit yaro studies millennial spending. >> this is a group that can't be ignored. one of the things we know about them psychologically they like a lot more stimulation. they like to be doing several things at once. >> i feel like if they allow it, people are going to do it any way. >> reporter: amc may set aside a
test friendly auditorium or section. either way, most moviegoers hate the idea. >> it's annoying. it's texting now, next it will be calls. >> if they come to the movies, they should watch the movie. >> reporter: amc is one of the largest theater operators in the country. backlash tonight over motor trend's exclusive on a potential apple car. the car magazine posted mysterious pictures oh of what could be the apple car. turns out the renderings and images were a team of designers that motor trend assembled to imagine what a new apple car could look like. apple has not released new information on when an apple car would hit the market. there's word that san francisco's shuttle will shut down tomorrow. it was founded in 2014 and
raised $12 million. the shuttle was hoping to expand out by the bay area. international criminals are stealing one of california's largest crops, nuts. they hack into a database, set up fake trucking pickups and pick up the nuts. last year, nut thefts got $4.6 million. a stunt to stop a gas powered leaf blower ban is getting attention. car salesman jerry marino strapped a leaf blower to the top of his car and went through town. a petition was even walked in on a miniature horse. he's upset the issue didn't go before voters. the ban could be suspended if
the city confirms there are enough cig churs. >> let's talk about the weekend forecast. >> sandhya? >> warm weather this weekend and i want to show you a preview of what you'll be seeing more of. the sunset at 7:45 tonight, just watch how beautiful it was when the sun was going down. we did have some showers earlier this morning, but they are long gone. as you take a look at live doppler 7 hd, most areas are clearing out beautifully. here's a look at your temperatures or your wind, excuse me. it's still gusty along the coastline here. sfo gusting to 29 miles an hour, but most bayside and inland communities, the winds have dropped off. we have a high surf advisory until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. the swells continue to build, up to 18 feet. earlier it was about 23 feet. so watch out those large breakers and sneaker waves could sweep you away tomorrow. temperatures now in the upper 40s. santa rosa, fairfield, most
areas in the 50s. here's a live look from our emeryville camera. we look back towards san francisco, turning chilly by morning. breezy and milder by tomorrow and much warmer weather is headed our way this weekend. when you get going tomorrow, do not leave home without grabbing your jacket. it is going to be on the chilly side. coolest spots in the upper thirties with clear skies across the area. most areas in the 40s. it's still going to be breezy out towards the delta, where a wind advisory is up until 11:00 p.m. friday night. look at those hourly temperatures for walnut creek. yes, you start out on the cool side at 45 degrees. 6:00 a.m., hour by hour, you notice the temperatures are steadily climbing. 73 by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. friday, 72 in the south bay. in san jose, 68 in santa cruz. low 70s sunnyvale.
redwood city. daily city, 63 degrees. the sun shining in downtown san francisco. mid 60s. in the north bay, a nice spring day, certainly warmer than today. mid 70s. 71 oakland, newark, fremont, low 70s. inland, mid 70s for fairfield, concord, livermore. now let's fast forward to the weekend. you have major outdoor plans, saturday, warm winds coming off the land blowing towards the coast will bring temperatures up. most areas in the 70s and 80s with the exception of the coast. by sunday, we're a good 10 to 20 degrees above average. that down sloping wind will push most area s up into the 70s and 80s. accuweather four-day forecast. warming trend under way tomorrow. a bit breezy, although not as windy as today. once the winds switch direction and let up, temperatures will rise this weekend.
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record in the nhl this season, so starting the playoffsed a l.a. did not figure to be a problem. let's go to the staple center. game one of this best of seven series featured plenty of hits. didn't take long for the kings to get on board, just three minutes in, as the puck goes off the skate of hurdle. the sharks answer on the power play. the captain with his one timer beats jonathan quick. brent burns has been growing a playoff beard for a year and a half and puts san jose on top in the second with this wrist shot. but the kings respond. jeff carter's shot goes off the goaltender, tying the game at 2-2 and made will farrell happy for the moment. in the second, the sharks gave up a short handed goal, but on the same power play, they tie it up as hurdle finds the net. 17 seconds into the third, the wrap around which was the game winner. sharks take it 4-3. game two is saturday back at staples.
the warriors begin their quest for back-to-back nba titles this saturday afternoon when they host the rockets. they met last year in the western conference finals with golden state winning four games to one. the rockets were supposed to be a title contender but barely made the playoffs, qualifying on the final day of the regular season. the warriors know houston can be a problem. >> you can't go in thinking just because we beat them last year in five games that it's going to be, you know, anything similar. if we play our a-game and are locked in and focused mentally, i think we'll be all right. >> the giants not only lost to the rockies today but sergio romo has been put on the disabled list with an elbow injury. out to coors field where it appears santa is a giants' fan. colorado took control with a nine-run fifth.
rockies pitcher de la rosa with the two-run single. kay was charged with six of nine runs. the giants made it interesting, scoring three in the 7th and two more in the 8th on this blast by belt, his third of the season, cutting the lead to 9-6. but the rockies answer, gonzalez with the two-run double. colorado wins 11-6. tomorrow the giants open a three-game series at donneller stadium. -- dodger stadium. >> they just got back from houston. >> if they win one game, they'll be happy. "abc7 news" continues now online, on twitter, facebook