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>> the law is a powerful thing. it has the ability to hold everybody accountable to it, and that includes the president of the united states. >> cnn is reporting that customs and border patrol will immediately read the judge's decision and start complying with the court order. >> this afternoon's action begins what is expected to be a long legal battle, of course. here in the bay area we're seeing a large turnout by diverse groups supporting the muslim community at afternoon prayer in san jose. >> david louie is live outside the evergreen islamic center. david? >> reporter: kristen and dan, members of this mosque say they have experienced the sting of intolerance and hatred, so they were surprised by what they saw when they came at 1:00 for afternoon prayer. total strangers coming here to spread a message of love. body language conveyed a message more powerful than the signs they displayed. a group of 70 people gathered outside a san jose mosque to show unity and love in the face of presidential orders against muslims. among them latinos, asian
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americans and jews, greeting members of the islamic center as they arrived for afternoon prayer. >> we want to make sure that all of our residents, regardless of race, creed, national origin, immigration status or who they love understand that we're here to back them up. >> reporter: it is significant that the rally is being held at this particular mosque because last novembr a hate letter was sent here. >> ever since that became known, we have been getting so much support and love and respect in the community that we really feel blessed to call ourselves americans. >> reporter: this gathering was part of a national day of action organized by community organizations and individuals tired of what they consider intolerance and hate. they presented the imam written letters of support and flowers. >> the support, may god accept and bless us. thank you very much. >> reporter: the outpouring of love touched this woman deeply
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as she held back tears to express her appreciation. >> i just wanted to say thank you to you all. you're all our brothers and sisters. you know, we're just very thankful for all of this. thank you for doing this for us. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. president trump met with his business advisor recouncil this morning and at that meeting tesla ceo elon musk apparently asked about his immigration executive order. this is video from today's meeting. according to cnbc, musk talked about immigration and that was one of several debates on the subject. women's issues also came up. yesterday musk had said he would object to the president's immigration order. three california students, including two in the bay area tonight, are challenging president trump's travel ban in court. we spoke with stanford student hadil earlier this week. she is one of the students attached to the federal lawsuit filed in san francisco this week. the suit says the ban is unconstitutional and creates
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hardships for students. she is now unable to visit her husband in yemen. ph.d. candidate at berkeley fears losing a job tupgt abc well. a group of presidents and chancellors from 48 universities signed a letter to the president this week calling for him to rectify or rescind altogether the executive order. seven university of california campuses signed that letter. one of the main roads to stinson beach in marin county is closed right now. crews are working to remove this tree. the marin public works department tweeted this photo. the highway is closed between the throckmorton fire station and the campground parking lot, a two and a half mile stretch. abc 7 news was in berkeley today where even the bears were taking cover from the rain. we're talking about the cal bears. it was a good day to have an umbrella, so don't put yours away yet. let's check in with
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meteorologist sandhya patel. >> yeah, did you feel confused? shades, umbrellas, shades, umbrellas. we've had that kind of a day as you check out live doppler 7. we've had sunny breaks and some showers right now. i'm going to take you in closer. street level radar in the east bay where we are seeing some light rain right around livermore, dublin boulevard, central parkway, so the evening commute is definitely slick in some spots. in the south bay, evergreen area also seeing some spotty showers. and from san martin to gilroy, santa theresa boulevard on highway 101, morgan hill, getting a bit wet. in the north bay we do have light to moderate showers between healdsburg and windsor. on our storm impact scale this is a light system, a 1 for tonight through tomorrow. we're expecting scattered showers, half an inch to an inch of rain for most areas. it is going to be breezy at times. take a look at our chances of rain the next seven days. this covers your weekend as well. hour-by-hour look at what's going to happen over your
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weekend coming right up. neighbors are getting restless in the four-unit apartment building where a berkeley couple was found dead last week. understandable. they were supposed to vacate the building at 6:00 tonight so tests could be conducted. now they have learned that testing is cancelled. abc 7 news reporter jonathan bloom is live tonight in berkeley with the story. jonathan. >> reporter: well, dan, neighbors are upset over what they say is a shortage of information. almost two weeks after those -- that couple was found dead, there are still no answers and we've contacted police, the landlord, the humane society even, pg&e and the coroner and no update on what caused the death of that couple and their two cats or whether it could pose a safety risk to others in the building. >> we're just all up in the air about this. >> reporter: and the air is what has marie worried. nearly two weeks after her neighbors and their cats were found dead in their apartment, there's no official word on why they died. >> two cats, two people. about the only explanation that
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makes sense is carbon monoxide, but they're saying, no, it's not carbon monoxide, we don't know what it is. >> reporter: her carbon monoxide detector is working. in fact in the hours after the bodies of valerie and roger morash were found, police asked pg&e to come test for the poisonous gas. they say they found nothing and gave the all clear. but a week later, the landlord wanted to test again. >> they said you didn't have to be out of the building, but we strongly advise it. no other information. >> reporter: she booked a hotel room for her and her cat, then this. >> this e-mail is to advise that future testing requested by the berkeley police department scheduled for friday february 3rd at 6::00 p.m. will not go forward. >> reporter: postponed indefinitely. >> i can't cancel my room without paying the full price of the room. >> reporter: which is? >> $213. >> reporter: the neighbors are left in limbo. she is wondering whether her gas wall heater is safe to use.
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>> while my inclination is not to run it, i have to confess i did. >> reporter: for now she'll stay in her home. as for that hotel room -- >> i don't think i should have to pay that. i think they should take it out of my renting. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. a former employee of popular south bay science camp pleaded guilty to sexually arresting two boys. he was arrested in may of 2015 for child pornography. the day after the arrest, investigators learned about a 10-year-old camper at walden west science center who was molested by padilla. another victim came forward. the 29-year-ld will serve 18 years in prison. now, this looks like just a bunch of boxes, but you are looking at the largest opium poppy seizure in mountain view history. police found 4,000 pounds of opium poppy pods worth about $400,000. they took a couple into custody.
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police have been following them for months. they're both charged with possession of controlled substances for sale. one day after law enforcement searched the home of a san francisco sheriff's deputy accused of mail and wire fraud, she's now facing a more serious charge. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow broke this story yesterday and is live tonight with new information. melanie? >> reporter: deputy myers is back outside tonight. she was released on a secured bond this afternoon. despite the allegations in this new criminal complaint, her attorney tells us she's done nothing illegal. tonight for the first time we're hearing what antwan fowler told the feds about how he says he got deputy myers' gun. according to the new complaint filed today, deputy april myers is accused of disposing a firearm to give it to a convicted felon. deputy myers seen with that man,
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and th antoine fourth of juwler. myers is accused of giving fowler the gun under the guys of an alleged burglary after he was released. myers' attorney questions the credibility of informants in the case, including fowler's cell mate. >> it's not reliable and it's not somethng that someone should be convicted on. >> reporter: yesterday fbi agents, san francisco police officers and san francisco district attorney's office investigators served a search warrant at myers' home. according to the criminal complaint, they found several items myers claimed had been stolen. she is also facing mail and wire fraud charges. they found her allegedly stolen duty weapon in fowler's car when they arrested him. fowler initially denied having it and then told investigators myers gave it to him with $2500 to get rid of it because it was fired by someone else at his
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home in an incident where his finger was grazed. myers said the two did not have an intimate relationship in the jail. she said they had been friends for years and fowler stole the gun. >> it seems likely. he's the one that has it in his possession. >> do you believe he stole it with or without her knowledge? >> absolutely without her knowledge. >> reporter: that is what deputy myers' attorney has to say about this tonight. again, fowler has not been released. deputy myers has been released on a secured bond with conditions that she not have contact with certain individuals. and that includes one of her sons, who was involved in that alleged shooting incident with fowler inside her home. also that she not have contact with fowler, who is now back in jail. live in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> okay, melanie, thanks so much. ivanka trump and the impact of a bay area led boycott. the first daughter attends a white house business meeting and we look at the political muscle affecting her bottom line. snap files its ipo papers
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and solves one of the most tantalizing mysteries in tech. wired for sound. turns out there's a reason people can't stand things like whistling tea kettles and people slurping their soup. i've got free tickets to a comedy show and pancakes. i'm
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one day after nordstrom's said it was cutting ivanka trump's clothing line, the last of the items are marked down in what some are calling a fire sale. this afternoon the few shoes available online are selling for 40% off the original price. a spokesperson for ivanka trump's line says nordstrom's still has her products. as abc 7 news reporter explains, the whole thing as prompted by a bay area boycott called grab your wallet. >> reporter: nordstrom and neiman marcus are dropping the ivanka trump brand. neiman is announcing it will no
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longer be carrying ivanka trump's precious jewelry line on its website. nordstrom also dropping the brand's shoes and clothing. saying based on the brand's performance we've decided not to buy it this season. >> people can vote with their votes but also vote with their pocketbook. >> in my mind there's a clear connection between the boycott and nordstrom's decision. >> reporter: shannon is talking about a boycott she helped start in october using #grabyourwallet to discourage retailers from doing business with the trump family. >> from october 11th through yesterday, the hash tag had been seen on twitter over 600 million times. from what i've seen throughout this movement, people simply, especially women, don't want to see the name "trump" while they're shopping. >> reporter: that's certainly true for sharon conway, who was disappointed to learn the macy's still has a ivanka trump shoe display. >> i really hate to boycott macy's, but if they don't get
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them out, i'm not coming back in. >> reporter: not everyone agrees the brand should suffer political consequences. >> i actually like her shoes, i own some myself. i'm not a big fan of her dad, but i think she's great. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the ivanka trump brand says nordstrom did purchase their apparel for spring. in san francisco, kate larson, abc 7 news. politico is reporting that ivanka trump and husband jared kushner helped stop a potential executive order that would have overturned obama era workplace protection no lgbt americans. politico says the couple lobbied president trump to issue a statement promising to uphold president obama's 2014 order. the white house released a statement promising to protect lgbt rights on tuesday night. a first of its kinds hiv program is now up and running in san francisco. today organizers hailed the launch of the program called golden compass. it provides care and assistance to patients that are age 50 and older. half of the people living with hiv in san francisco are over
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50, a population that requires special care. >> we are providing a service that provides cardiology care, neurologic care, cognitive care, help with social things, geriatric assessments, looking at everyone's medication and helping people navigate to essential services like hearing, vision and dental. >> the program began last month inside zuckerberg's general hospital with funding from aids walk san francisco. a bay area doctor has lost his license in connection with an extreme weight loss program. it promises you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days. the i-team's dan noyes shows us what this case means for anyone who wants to lose weight. that's tonight at 11:00 on abc 7 news. a fire in san francisco's chinatown has forced 15 people out of their homes. it happened just before 8:00 a.m. at the golden plaza on stockton street at pacific avenue. one person suffered minor injuries but is expected to be okay. the building had businesses on the ground floor and apartments
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on top. a disaster loan outreach center will open in oakland next week for businesses and residents affected by the dpogh ship fire. loans will be available to businesses of all sizes. the office will be down the street from the ghost ship warehouse. it will be open wednesday through friday next week. [ siren ] sirens wailed throughout oakland at lunchtime today in a test of the emergency alert system. the project began in december. only today did it get to the point where the city as was able to test the entire network of sirens at the same time. as part of snapchat's bid to go public, we're learning an employee was paid $157 million to go away. back in 2013, reggie brown sue
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ed them claiming they had taken his original idea and run with it. spe they were in the same fra terngt at stanford and lived on the same floor freshman year. snapchat is filing for an initial public offering yesterday. they filed for a $3 billion ipo. good evening, everyone, and happy friday. here's a look at live doppler 7. we are tracking still some scattered showers around the bay area. old redwood highway and windsor area, we're seeing light to moderate activity right now. and the wipers are going across parts of the livermore valley. portola avenue across 580. so the evening commute does include some slow spots. santa cruz mountains are getting some steady showers and as you'll notice, 24-hour rainfall totals, most of this falling during the morning commute. 0.4 of an inch in san francisco, about an inch in santa rosa, inch and a half ben lomond.
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as you'll notice, mouit is snow up in the mountains and a winner storm warning is going so make sure you have chains if you're going to brave this weather. the winter storm warning is in effect until 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, expecting 1 to 2 feet over the crest. with the wind blowing, heavy snow, blowing snow, visibility will be low. like it is right now here in the bay area from our mt. tam cam, look at the rain. it is coming down very light, but the breeze is coming in as well and so it's blowing that rain a little bit sideways. upper 50s san francisco, oakland, right now san jose 60 degrees and it's in the mid-50s in half moon pbay. a beautiful picture, seeing a few peeks of sun there. upper 50s santa rosa, novato, livermore. if you're picking somebody up at sfo, i do want to warn you, low ceilings here creating arrival delays of three hours and 42 minutes. plan accordingly.
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hit or miss showers tomorrow. another storm arrives sunday night and it's a rainy pattern through next week. on our storm impact scale tonight through tomorrow we'll call it a light system, a 1. really scattered showers, about a half inch at most for the bay area, breezy at times. here's a look at the hour-by-hour forecast. around dinner time tonight, if you're stepping out do expect a few showers. 11:00 tonight still that pattern continues. as we head into 8:00 a.m. if you decide to go out for a run, take the dog out for a walk, make sure you know it is going to be wet in spots. around noon time scattered showers continue right on through 5:00 p.m. an then we'll get a little bit of a break. sunday morning, just a few sprinkles in the north bay. you have to wait until sunday night. it will bring winds as well gusting up to 30, 35 miles an hour. sunday night at 9:00 a.m. pockets of moderate to heavy rain. this theme continues late sunday night and monday morning we're looking at showers. rainfall totals for this system through saturday evening really looking at a few hundredths to
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half an inch of rain. tomorrow morning temperatures will begin primarily in the 40s, 50s, with the scattered showers and that theme will carry over into your saturday afternoon. temperatures in the mid-50s to low 60s. you'll need the shades and the umbrellas. acuweather seven-day forecast, we have a 1, a light system, every single day on the seven-day forecast. don't be alarmed, scattered showers tomorrow give way to a short break through sunday afternoon, super bowl sunday. sunday night it's rainy, windy, going into monday morning. another storm on tuesday. more wet weather and then another one greets us on thursday. you can always download the abc 7 news app. as you can see here, dan and kristen, you can obviously check out live doppler 7. plan your weekend accordingly. >> thanks, sandhya. a little something for your morning and a little something for your evening. yep, finney's friday free stuff is about food and comedy, two of our favorite things next. and then on 5:30, world news. the 9-year-old daughter who calls 911 from the car saying her father is driving drunk.
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he hopes his findings will help sufferers. they will look for therapies for affected people. for me it's really the nails on the black board. >> yeah, that's tough to take i agree. one thing everyone likes to hear is that it is friday and time for finney's friday free stuff. >> that's music to our ears. michael finney is here with more. >> here's something else, pancakes. we've got you covered on pancakes. check this out. chocolate pancakes. regular buttermilk. no, these are multi grain. these are buttermilk. this is from revolution. and it comes frozen like this. pretty cold, huh. we actually have them frozen here. what's interesting is you don't have to add anything. whole milk is there, eggs is there, everything is ready to go. you let it that you and then bore it in. the only pancake batter that doesn't need any added water or mixing. it's available in three flavors like i just told you. it provides 6 grams of protein, 13 to 15 grams of whole grains
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i'm ama daetz. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, the house fire that's become a murder investigation. tonight a daughter's urgent plea to help find her mother's killer. also the plans now being drawn up that could transform a crowded san francisco street. probably won't sit well with drivers. and the pitfalls of shopping online. you could be paying more depending on the device you use. 7 on your side's michael finney has some tricks to help save you money. all that plus much more is coming up in a half hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> thanks, ama. finally tonight a little rain could not keep bear fans
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away. >> they lined up overnight at the russian river brew pub in santa rosa for a taste of the triple ipa available just two weeks. crowds started growing over the last decade as they rank near the top of beer lists throughout the world. the first person to arrive said it's well worth the wait. >> i got in line at 11:30 last night. i've been there since then. cold, wet, it's well worth it but the taste of that beer is fantastic. >> people love it. the brew pub seats 175 but more seats are coming with the new location. russian river is opening a $30 million brewery and brew pub just down the road in windsor sometime next year. people are passionate about that year. >> a good business development. >> i wonder if i'll go for the pancakes michael had. >> world news tonight is coming up next. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. for all of us we appreciate your time. we'll see you again at 6:00.
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>> have a great day. tonight, the white house taking new action against iran. the reaction coming in from tehran. and our correspondent asking, should americans be prepared for military action? also, the immigration ban, the new numbers tonight. tens of thousands of visas revoked. many of those people right here in america. the terror attack at the louvre. the man with the machete, on the attack inside the museum. the soldier who opened fire. in this country, the cry for help. the 9-year-old daughter calling 911 from the car, saying her father was driving drunk. she and her sister in the car. the drug lord, el chapo, brought to new york city. tonight, complaining about his prison conditions. the deadly explosion. the home bursting into flames, a family member inside. authorities on the scene. and, "made in america" is


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