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>> one of them opened fire. abc 7 news reporter vic lee sat police headquarters live in san jose. >> thanks goodness no one was hit. they are still look for the shooter and as you said the police shooter called the shooting cold and calculated. they also called it cowardly. and there's only one clurks and that is that this individual was trying to kill a police officer. >> last night two officers were patrolling on foot near ripley and ruby drive. >> the officers out here do the very best for gangs that plague this area. >> they coached a group of young men in the parking lot of this apartment complex and they began to run all except one. >> this individual very cowardly and calculatedrationed and pointed a gun at these officers for no reason. >> and fired. >> the gunman missed.
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he escaped into the negotiate and officers did not return firech the police union today offered a $10,000 reward through crimestoppers saying enough is enough. >> we've had an absolute breakdown in society when a subject feels it's okay to point a firearm and ultthe mattingly try to kill a police officer. we're drawing a line in the stand and this is going to stop now. >> police officer eddie garcia reminded officers. >> it's a reminder we all have to be vigilant and take care of one another. >> police aren't only ones who are vigilant. >> i got a 17-month-old and i'm not trying to raise her in this stuff. >> reporter: joseph says it's scary living here. he's moving at the end of the year. >> this house got shot up and -- and the apartment next to it got shot up. >> not shopping officers from keeping a high profile in this neighborhood where gangs are trying to take over. vic lee, abc 7 news.
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>> a major reward is being offered to help find the person who murdered a prominent bay area attorney who worked for many leading tech companies. joe gilliland was guild on his front porch last month. elissa harrington is live with more on this reward. >> reporter: kristen, a private donor has offered $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest and a conviction. now, police don't know if the shooting was random or if the victim was targeted. they want this person and this weapon off the streets. >> it's been traumatizing. >> reporter: john vincent says the past two and a half weeks have been painful and police have made no arrests in the longtime friend jim gilliland's murder back on october 27. the prominent san francisco attorney was shot to death on the front porch of his home and now an anonymous donor has put forward $50,000. the reward is for information that leads to an arrest and a
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conviction >> it would be a great comfort to the family to allow any information that somebody might know. >> we do think it's a lot of money and we do think it's probably enough to convince someone to come forth. >> lieutenant robert de la campa believes it brings closure in the case and the city's only homicide of 2016. >> if they are afraid to saying anything, we can possible treat them as a confident informant. >> reporter: attorney worked at the townsend and stockton law firm and handled intellectual property cases for silicon valley tech companies like apple and oracle. in a statement a managing partner says the larger community, not just the legal community, is a muchlers place without jim. whoever is responsible for that heinous crime needs to be brought to justice. a-listing harrington, abc 7 news. >> police on the peninsula credit a homeowner's surveillance camera with helping catch three teenagers suspected
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of breaking into a neighbor's home. hillsboro police shared this video on facebook. it was captured near darrow road earlier this month. overs say the black bmw stood out because one of its burning lights was found out. on friday a car matched the description was stopped and they found stolen property along with three suspects. a close call in san jose. a driver slammed their bmw into maple leaf doughnuts in camden avenue. it happened around 11:30 this morning. the viewer shared these pictures with us. she said three customers and the two shop owners were inside at the time and look at that. luckily nobody was hurt. >> just a two minutes ago san francisco firefighters lifted an evacuation order project by a gas line leak. it was in the mid-town neighborhood as crews capped the league on park avenue near race street. the fire department evacuated about 50 homes and businesses as gas leaked into sewer lines. about 40 customers remain without gas right now and
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firefighters say a construction crew hit the line. bay area students marched in protest of donald trump today. a march to city hall chanting not my president and build love, not a wall, and in menlo park several hundred students marched through the city on willow road all the way to highway 101 this afternoon. police kept a close watch on them and always peaceful and abc 7 news viewer paul holland shared this video with us. >> fremont police are also tracking a student protest outside of washington high school. police tweeted this picture saying the students had signs promoting love and equality. in alameda parents, students and school officials at edison elementary school greeted all families today. this weekend someone wrote racist graffiti on the exterior of the school and it's been cleared up now. organizers today of everyone belongs here effort wants to
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make sure everyone felt welcome. hillary clinton has just been declared the winner of new hampshire's presidential contest. new hampshire has four electoral college votes bring clinton's total to 2232 to donald trump's 290. donald trump has a slim lead in michigan, the state only still undecided with 16 electoral college votes. meanwhile the number of uncounted votes in california has gone up since last week. the secretary of state reports that are more than 4.5 million ballots still to tally. clinton's national lead in the popular vote is now 670,000. the remaining ballots in california should push it to nearly 2 million. now, this presidential election is sparking renewed debate about whether the electoral college should be eliminated. much of that has come from here in california which vote, as you know, overwhelmingly for hill hi. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live now in walnut creek with more on the story. laura? >> hi, dan. we've seen a lot of protests in recent days. much of it calling for the
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elimination of the electoral college. it's an issue an east by a man has been working on for years. >> look, i won with the electoral college. >> reporter: from the man himself who wrote the electoral college to the white house president-elect donald trump said on "60 minutes" it's time to let the popular vote decide the future of presidential elections. >> i would rather see it where you went with simple vote, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win. >> reporter: national popular vote project started in 2005. >> lafayette's barry faffom has been working on getting rid of the electoral college for a decade and says his website has been busier than ever in the past week. >> in the last presidential campaign the majority of the campaign was conducted in 12 states, so if you do the math, that's 38 states that saw no evidence of a presidential campaign, no tv ads hand no discussion about issues important to a state like
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california. >> reporter: the national popular vote bill already passed by 11 states would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who received the most popular votes in all 50 states and the district of columbia. >> it will change the outcome based on how the campaign strategies work. >> reporter: this is the communications director. >> do you think it would change the outcome in. >> no. it would have changed the election strategy. >> reporter: the effort isn't the only one. there's also a petition on asking the members of the electoral college to vote for their candidate of voice when they cast their ballots in december. so far it's received more than 4 million signatures. in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> meantime, call's senior senator is speak out about donald trump's election victory. in a letter to her supporters senator dianne feinstein says she will do whatever it takes to defend california's values under a trump administration. feinstein says she was broken
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hearted and understands the fears of her constituents who vote for hillary clinton. moving forward she says if president-elect trump will work across the aisle to find pragmatic bipartisan solutions i stand ready to help. >> and house minority leader nancy pelosi is warning the president-elect's choice of breitbart news executive steven bannon as his chief strategist undermines attempts to undermine the country. in a statement issued today please fresan francisco says bringing steve bannon into the white house is an alarming sign that president-elect trump remains committed to the hateful and divisive vision that defined his campaign. you can download abc 7 news app to stay on pop of president-elect trump's transition to the white house. just enable push alerts to get updates as they happen. much more ahead on this monday evening. coming up an aabout-face in san francisco. airbnb cuts a deal affecting everybody who uses that network. >> the navy expands sonar testing. what that means for california. how kwai set too kwai whet it
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comes to your car. the feds finally figure that out. had. >> i'm spencer christian in hayward where the abc 1 give where you live food drive continues in a moment. find out how far your donation dollar will reach. >> also ahead, why so many people are looking up tonight. >> o afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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airbnb is crying uncle. the home rental website says it's now willing to give out information to the city of san francisco about its clients. abc 7 news reporter lieian melendez is live in the newsroom to help explain this change of heart. lyanne. >> reporter: airbnb simply ran out of ways to force people to register, and they are still fighting. for example, with regard to a proposed 60 day-cap on most airbnb rentals the company said residents will be harmed by this newest proposal. kipa has long been an airbnb host. when the medical bills started piling up, she turned to the
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home-sharing site. >> other people are paying for dental work, taking care of elderly parents. i mean, everybody's got a story. >> reporter: she is registered with the city as an airbnb host and many more are not. after years of holding out, airbnb now says it will cooperate with the city and its mandatory registration system by giving out names and addresses of their hosts. why the sudden shift? last june the board of supervisors passed an ordinance that said airbnb could only collect booking fees off the units that are legally registered. airbnb went to court to try to stop city but last week a federal judge hinted it would not side with airbnb. >> that more than anything else has -- has driven them to the position where, okay, well, maybe now it's time to make nice and to follow some rules. >> and i'm getting emotional because of this situation is very scary to me. >> reporter: that i had at a committee hearing people voiced their disapproval with another proposed ordinance that would
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cap the rentals to no more than 60 days a year. the full board votes tomorrow. >> and known all of you make it more easy and comfortable and less threatening for people not signed up to register and work legally. >> reporter: those who are already registered with the city being are grandfathered in and won't have to face a cap. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> san francisco's 911 system is getting a phone upgrade. the new system is being put in this week. the department of energy -- emergency management rather says anyone calling 911 should not notice any problems. the new phone system adds extra features and improves reliability. >> what the phone system allows us to do is all the things that we're familiar with now, have the numbers and location information associations with t it. >> once the state upgrades its
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infrastructure the new system will also let callers text 911 to report an emergency. the sympathy is also hiring 40 new dispatchers to cut down on caller wait times to 911. >> pg&e's parent company has a new chief executive officer. gatia williams is the new ceo. she had been in charge of the electric utility portion of the company and recently played a gee role in handling the planned shutdown of the diablo pg&e plant. the leadership shake-up is the first step in the company's succession plan. williams is the first ever female hispanic ceo of a fortune 200 company. pg&e's stock closed up half a percentage tonight today. u.s. navy has finalized its plans to expand sonar testing and war fare training along the pacific coast despite worries that those activities might hurt wildlife. you're looking at video provided by the navy. it shows some of the activities planned between north california and the canadian border. environmentalists fear underwater sonar might hurt
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orcas and other marine mammals. sailors use sonar to detect submarines of course. naval commanders plan to follow rules established by other federal agencies. >> well, this is a problem you might not be able to see, but it could be hiding underneath your pickup truck or suv. >> that's right. >> and now a major automaker plans to spend billions on fixing it. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here to tell us more. >> a huge fix comes from a lawsuit and a bunch of negotiations that have been going on. toyota agreed to repairs worth as much as $3.5 billion for u.s. owners of certain tacoma pickup trucks and "sequoia" sport utility vehicles. they reached a class action settlement involving tlt 2005 to 2010 tacoma pick tips and 2005 to tight "sequoia" suvs. the company was accused of not treating as. as 1.5 million vehicles withed a quart rust protection. one of the problems of hybrid and electric cars is they are too quiet.
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pedestrians are used to hearing an approaching car and sometimes use their hearing rather than eyesight before crossing a street. today the u.s. transportation department finalized rules requiring quiet cars to emit alert sounds at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. the rules will require automakers to add alert sounds by september 2019. the rule is expected to prevent 2,400 injuries a year. i have some sad news to report to the. one of our nation's foremost consumer advocates clarence ditlow died late last week. he headed up the center for auto safety and is in large part responsible for your safe car. his work led to hundreds of millions of recalls and dozens of auto laws and regulations. clarence was a good friend of 7 on your side. together we worked on several investigations which helped make your car safer. clarence ditlor, dead at 72 years old. >> trying to raise money and save the planet at the same time. some bay area schools contacted
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us when they didn't get the money. find out what went wrong on abc 7 "news at 11:00." >> stand up with the hard working kids, michael. >> thank you, sir. >> well, brace yourself for very busy travel season. officials at san francisco's international airport today say they expect 6.5 million people to use the airport between november 18th and january 2nd. that's up almost 6% from last year. the busiest day will be november 27th. more than 160,000 are expected to pass through sfo. meanwhile today was not a good day to fly out of sfo. you can see why. >> foggy conditions forced the cancellation of five flights and delayed 132 others. >> good evening. there may be a repeat performance at sfo as we're expecting more fog. take a look at live doppler 7. nothing is sitting along parts of the san francisco and san
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mateo coast and the visibility is low in half moon bay and down to five miles and three miles in hayward so tomorrow morning you will need to allow that extra time for the commute. a live look from our emeriville camera and it's a beautiful view. san francisco 60 half moon bay 57. walnut creek camera seeing clear skies and as we take a look at the temperatures in the low to mid-60s, concord and liver more in the upper 60s and did manage to get up in the upper 70s. areas of dense fog overnight tonight and possible sprinkles tuesday and a shower chance on wednesday turning much cooler the middle of the workweek so here's a look at the hour-by-hour forecast. to the at 11:00 there will be fog around and it will get dense as we head towards the morning commute and what else may be showing up as it looks like a weak system will try to squeeze out a few showers. most of this will fall apart during the morning commute so
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could see a few sprinkles right around to the santa rosa. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. and then another possibility right around 10:00 a.m. and this is not a widespread event. it's going to be fog that you'll have to contend with tomorrow morning along with the possibility of a few sprinkles which could be -- mean a slow going commute so just allow that extra time. upper 40s to the mid-50s when you get going and that means you'll need to bundle up for the afternoon. temperatures down to the 770s that we saw today. they are gone and they will be going with 80s tomorrow. more cloud cover to the north and a little less to the south and overall it's partly to mostly cloudy for your tuesday. now we'll fast forward to wednesday. the same system hats second part to it and that may squeeze out a slight possibility of showers. 7:00 a.m. wednesday and right around the san mateo coast going into 10:00 a.m. and then that's it, you'll notice the showers skirt the coast and don't quite make it into our area. the biggest thing you'll notice is the temperatures dropping as we head into wednesday and thursday and dropping low enough in the sierra for some snowfall. a couple of inches.
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3,500 to 4,000 foot elevation. if you're traveling be prepared. carry the chains just in case. bring in the storm impact scale for the weekend. saturday and sunday 1, a light system. light to moderate rain expected and most widespread and breezy at sometimes. download the abc 7 nuts app to help you track the hour-by-hour forecast. you'll notice saturday the rain in the north bay starts to shift by nightfall and into sunday it's pretty widespread. we go into monday and scattered showers will linger. accuweather seven-day forecast, morning fog and sprinkles is what you need to watch out for tomorrow. could be a dense fog advisory and we'll send you a push alert and if you download the news app, showers are possible and get a break. and real going to drop low. upper 50s to low 60s and wednesday to thursday below normal and then the weekend, 1 on the impact scale, saturday
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and monday. >> back to work, right. >> this time around it looks like it could be a good one. >> thanks, saida-na. >> lending a hand. finding out where to give next. and then at 5:30 on "world news" with david muir. president obama moments ago on president-elect donald trump. does he still believe mr. trump does not have the temperament to be president? the father charged with murder after his son dies in the family car next. >> david, thanks. we'll see you then. see what it takes to replace a recalled washer and how abc 7 news was able to
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square. the game is this saturday at memorial stadium. >> always just a fun week. >> so spirited, love it. >> okay. now to abc 7's give where you live thanksgiving food drive. >> it is our way of helping the bay area food banks serve one in nine of our friends and neighbors. >> the need really is great and abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian is live from the alameda county community food bank's mobile pantry in hayward tonight. hi, spencer. >> that's a mouthful that you just said there, dan and kristen. yes, this mobile pantry today has served 300 families 6,000 pounds of food. let me tell you what the alameda county food bank does annually. it serves 16,000 meals per month and also does that with the help of 16,000 volunteers who donate 100,000 hours of work annually. that's a lot of work, and all the food banks around the bay area do that kind of volunteer work. let me tell you what your
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donation dollar does, $1 donated translates into $6 worth of healthful food so you can help us right now by texting the wood feed, f-e-e-d 80077. >> thanks very much. we really appreciate it. >> lighting up the sky. coming up, history in the making. >> sky watchers get their wish for supermoon part two. that's next.
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coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, the $20 billion concern for california. find out exactly what's at stake here if donald trump repeals obamacare. we'll dig into issues of immigration and see how bay area cities are preparing for a change in federal policy. and new at 6:00 hear from people who are personally affected by the election because they are now afraid of becoming targets
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of discrimination. all that plus much more coming up in half an hour. dan, kristen. >> we'll see you then. >> finally if you missed last night's supermoon tonight's full moon rise is at 5:39 p.m. just about ten minutes from now. >> abc 7 news is in twin peaks neighborhood with a live look at the evening sky. unfortunately you can see fog and maybe a problem tonight and people in the north bay and further inland east bay may get a final glimpse of the supermoon. >> supermoon is when the moon makes its closest approach to its earth at its peak. that more than 221,000. scientists are real excited about it. >> this is historically close. it's been a long time since the moon has been in close. >> the supermoon hit its peak this morning at 3:21 a.m. i believe we have to wait until 2034 now to see it again.
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>> i saw it last night. absolutely stunning. >> "world news tonight" with david muir is ne tonight, breaking news. inside trump tower. the trump white house now coming together. and the controversial choice. also, after that meeting in the oval office, president obama late today on what the meeting was like. and does he still believe mr. trump does not have the temperament to be president? also breaking, the verdict is in. the father charged with first degree murder, accused of intentionally leaving his toddler to die in a hot car. the states of emergency tonight. more than 40 fires burning in the east. and this evening, the american city where families are being told to wear masks. the major new guidelines tonight about the kind of drug millions of americans take to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. and gone too soon. paying tribute tonight to journalist gwen ifill.


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