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that plane going down. it crashed into two homes around 4:40 yesterday afternoon shortly after takeoff heading for san jose. no one on the ground was hurt. grief counselors spent the day at union middle school in san jose where it's believed the teenager killed in the crash went to school. members of the school's cheerleading team had participated in a competition at disneyland a day before the crash. district officials say it's been a very emotional time since they first received word of the crash. >> it's an amazing community and there is just such an outpouring of love. the principal was on the phone with staff members through the wee hours of the evening. >> the union middle school cheerleading team was one of two from the san jose area that competed in the event. the other school says all of their team members made it home safely. coming up tonight at 5:00, find out more about the people who died and the few who survived that plane crash. we're learning new details
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tonight about the death of a beloved little league coach. >> he was tabbstabbed to death e working security at the tres gringos cabo cantina. >> vic lee is live in san jose with the story. vic. >> reporter: well, we know this tonight. police have very important, very significant video and information about the assailants who attacked and killed frank navarro. he was working security here at the tres gringos cantina. the nightclub owner has been in mourning since then but he spoke today for the first time to abc 7 news. >> he was our protector. he kept us safe. and he will be dearly missed. >> reporter: nightclub owner david powell says frank navarro was not just an employee, he had worked here 16 years. he was family. >> it's absolutely horrifying to me that someone would murder frank for being denied for a
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fake i.d. >> reporter: that's what powell says happened to navarro just after midnight sunday here at the tres gringo nightclub. as security manager, he and his team were checking i.d.s at the door. they caught someone using another person's driver's license. they turned him away. >> the person and his friends with him tried to start an altercation. frank's team was able to diffuse the situation, they left. >> reporter: but the two came back 15 minutes later. >> and like the cowards they are, attacked frank and my team from the side. and in that scuffle, frank was stabbed and killed. >> reporter: a source with knowledge of the probe tells us that a security camera video shows the scuffle and a man running away carrying a knife. that same source says police detained two men an hour later in a car that was also captured on video leaving the scene after the attack. in that navarro security team later identified one of the men as an assailant. the other map's driver's license
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had been recorded in the database of the club's sophisticated i.d. scanning system which is used at the door's checkpoint. >> the picture, the name, the, the weight, eye color, hair color. able to pull up the i.d., get a printout and give it to the police. >> reporter: well, we don't know if those two men are still being detained. our repeated calls to police have not been returned. but our source says that police may not want to say too much about them while they continue their investigation to see if others were also involved. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> vic, how can people help frank's family? they're obviously grieving and distraught right now over what happened here. >> reporter: well, there is a go fund me page that was set up by family and friends. but david powell, the nightclub owner, says that they too have started a go fund me page to benefit family and those who
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need it from frank navarro's family. they also are planning fund-raisers and benefits to help the little league chapter which he was involved in. >> vic lee live in san jose. new at 4:00, customers at a san francisco coffee shot got a jolt this afternoon and it didn't come from their java, though. a vehicle plowed into this cafe around noon today. this tore through the front door. no one was injured. police are investigating what led to this accident. well, we just learned minutes ago that san jose will hold a public meeting march 9th to discuss the cause of the flooding and recovery efforts there. happening now city officials are giving a live update. let's give a listen in. >> of electricity and gas, so it will -- since they weren't using gas or electricity during that time, there won't be a charge.
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okay. thank you very much. >> we just caught the tail end of that news conference there, but our abc 7 news reporter david louie has been covering the flooding since day one. he's live now at san jose city hall with an update on the long road to recovery. david. >> reporter: ama and larry, the big news this afternoon is that the nearly $1 million that has been contributed to flood victims is soon to be released. the mayor is painfully aware many people have lost their ability to make a live. they lost their vehicles to commute to work and also lost some of the work tools they use, so the city council is getting ready to act on that. the council also proclaimed a local emergency so that it can apply for state and federal funds. the council also is busy waiving permits and inspection fees to speed up the process for building owners to start repair work so tenants can move back in. they heard from the parents of a flood victim about the challenge her daughter is facing trying to work two jobs while living in a motel room until he can move
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back in or move on. 479 housing units continue to be yellow tagged, meaning residents have only limited access to their homes so hundreds if not thousands continue to live day by day in limbo after losing their possessions and in many cases their vehicles. the mayor did tell us ahead of the council meeting the nearly $1 million donated for flood victims is close to being distributed. >> we expect that there will be four primary nonprofits that will be involved in a variety of tasks, ranging from screening to casework to distributing the dollars. they include sacred heart, salvation army, catholic charities and red cross. >> reporter: the mayor also said he has reached out to a large association of apartment building owners to see if they can find a way to give tenants a fair and uniform break on rent. right now we're hearing that some landlords are suspending rent for one month but it could be much longer before cleanup is complete and residents can return to their apartments.
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more on that march 9th meeting that you mentioned, that is going to be a public hearing. a lot of residents said they didn't get any warning or very little warning to evacuate but the city is hoping they'll get some positive feedback about what to do to improve the system so this never happens again. david louie, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you. what a difference a few days make. this is how anderson reservoir looked last week, water pouring down the spillway. here's how it looked today from sky 7. for the first time in days no water is flowing from anderson dam east of morgan hill. it is at 100% capacity. expect more water to be released soon. anderson dam must be kept at no more than 68% of capacity. water isn't flowing from the oroville dam either. the department of water resources stopped the flow yesterday. this drone video provided by the california office of water resources shows the extent of the damage to the spillway.
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it was two weeks ago when concern over the emergency spillway forced the evacuation of 200,000 people below the dam. work is under way to repair it as well as access roads and other areas eroded by the emergency runoff. caltrans crews are dealing with another big pothole on a bay area freeway. you can see it right there. this is on northbound interstate 680 at mission boulevard in fremont. the mission on-ramp will be closed until approximately seven:00 tonight so crews can finish repairs there. people heading home on eastbound 580 through livermore will see what's left of a rock slide that went right onto the road this morning. as amy hollyfield explains, it shows you just how quickly any of us can run into an unexpected roadblock. >> reporter: these huge rocks tumbled onto interstate 580 at 5:15 this morning. one driver realized what was happening a split second before they landed. >> a vehicle was coming along, wasn't able to see or avoid that slide and that debris.
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that person attempted to avoid it. another person that was coming up behind them did not see that first vehicle braking. there was a minor collision. >> reporter: two lanes were then shut down in unincorporated livermore just before grant line road for nearly four hours while they worked to clean it up. the drivers were not hurt. >> i can imagine that they were shaken of. there's nothing like driving in the dark at 5:15 in the morning. the next thing you know you're driving in rocks and debris. so definitely i'm sure they were surprised. >> reporter: transit officials say it's a tall order to ask that preventative measures be put into place. right now it's really on us drivers to be extra careful. >> do the best you can to have what's called a high visual horizon. scan the roadway ahead and just drive with caution. >> reporter: officials know the commute back into the central valley will come through here tonight, but they hope drivers don't work themselves up into being too nervous about these
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unpredictable hillsides, that they will just be on high alert. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. our skies are just getting sunnier and sunnier. here's live doppler 7 and we have just a few clouds in the sky today. let's take a couple of looks from mt. tam. blue skies over the bay there. it's 55 in san francisco right now, upper 50s at oakland, mountain view, san jose and gilroy, 54 at half moon bay. check out this view looking at the western sky. it's mostly blue. we have temperature readings in the upper 50s at santa rosa, napa, novato, fairfield. 60 in concord. here's sutro tower. we give you a look at our evening hourly planner. 6:00 sunny, the sun will set at 6:03. by 8:00 p.m. you might need a jacket. clear skies right on through up until midnight when it starts to get a little crisp inland with temperatures in the upper 30s.
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our chances of rain the next seven days zero through friday, but on saturday and sunday we have 70%, 80% chances of rain respectively with systems ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. the chances drop off a little bit on monday and tuesday but looks like a pretty good chance of lingering showers monday and tuesday. each of those days we're ranking the storm exact 1 on the storm impact scale. i'll look at the accuweather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. well, it's been almost a year since mudslides damaged homes in more roaga. >> why today could be the day they make progress. why people who use less electricity are going to see their bills go up more than those who use a lot. >> we're excited to welcome president trump to the capitol tonight. we expect him to deliver a bold, optimistic message to the american people. >> the speaker of the house expecting optimism from the president's speech.
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>> you can watch president trump's first address to congress live here a
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a mudslide took down part of a hill and part of some homes. what's worse, it still looks like this almost a year later. homes on augusta drive in moraga are uninhabitable since last march. homeowners went to try to get something done about this. laura anthony is joining us live. laura, any progress to report? >> reporter: not really, larry. if you talk to the homeowners. we have seen a lot of storm damage like this all over the
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bay area this winter, but the catch here is that this happened almost a year ago and it's still covered in plastic. two homes here uninhabitable and no repair work done. in short, it still looks exactly like it did last march. tim alford has been looking at this, a huge slide beneath his moraga home for nearly a year. it's the same length of time that he, his wife and three kids have been out of their house. the property beneath is is owned by east bay mud. >> it's been hard on my kids, hard on my wife. it's a lot of uncertainty. we don't know when we'll be able to get back in this house, if we can get back in this house. >> i hold each and every one of you accountable. >> reporter: how alford's neighbors are speaking up or at east bay mud's board of directors. >> if you don't take action, there will be repercussionsrepe >> we do feel for the homeowners. >> reporter: the general manager of east bay mud cites two reasons why the district hasn't
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done more than cover the mess with plastic tarps. >> this is unimproved land and that east bay mud owns. we don't view that any action that we've taken has been the cause of this slide. this is the location of a historic slide and that that information was available when those properties were developed. >> this slide affects many property owners. >> reporter: while east bay mud and lawyers on all sides figure out what happens next, the red tag on alford's home has faded to pink. each day that passes, he wuronds what to hetell his kids. >> my kids ask me when we're going home and i say i don't know. they ask why it's taking so long and i say i don't know. one person is in the hospital with serious burns after a fire at an assisted living center. firefighters responded to the call inside the apartment complex around 9:15 last night. crews found one unit on fire and were able to keep the flames
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from spreading to the rest of the building. a 68-year-old man suffered second and third-degree burns to the upper part of his body. there's no word of what caused the fire just yet. get ready, your electricity bill is about to go up again. rates for pg&e customers are going up starting tomorrow by about $12 a month. get this, pg&e says customers who use less electricity will likely see their bills rise, while those who use more will likely see their bills fall. i'll explain this. it won't make you happy but i'll explain it. that's because the bills of energy savers often don't cover pg&e's basic cost of providing them with electricity so pg&e uses the high bills of the energy hogs to cover that difference. water rates, they're going up also. in alameda county tomorrow. for the 18th time in 19 years. rates will go up 20% followed boy a 5% increase next march. the water district says the increases are needed because it's facing a $60 million budget deficit and repairs have to be
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made to much of its 900 miles of water mains. the district also says 42% of the money will go down toward paying down retirees' pension and benefits. the u.s. is the largest economy in the world thanks to hard work. but which american city is the hardest working? the website wallet hub looked at such data as average work hours and sharers with multiple jobs. they quantify the largest 116 cities and came up with the list of the hardest working. could you guess this one, number one, anchorage, alaska. san francisco came in at number 7. the next local city to make the list is oak laeland way down at >> san francisco would have been higher but spencer christian -- we have some slackers. do you know any? in the weather office is there any? not in the weather office. you are the hardest working of the bunch. >> well, we know that, of course. i worked so hard, i delivered three consecutive, maybe four sunny days, can you believe that? >> that's good work.
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>> that's amazing. >> let's start with a live view right now. start with live doppler 7 right now, which you can view and clearly see that skies are mainly sunny right now and will be for the next couple of days. we've got beautiful weather ahead. but let's look back first on what a rainy february we had. santa rosa had nearly 15 inches of rain in the month of february. san francisco, sfo and oakland had over 7 inches of rain. everybody is well above the normal rainfall level for this point in the year so that's good news. blue skies mainly over the golden gate. these are our forecast features. mild sunny days through friday. rain returns this weekend and showers will linger into next week. here's a look at overnight lows. it's going to be chilly once again but not quite so cold as it has been the last few nights. many inland location will see lows in the mid-30s where we saw low 30s last night and upper 30s where we saw mid-30s last night. looking ahead to tomorrow's day
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planner, sunny skies all the way through the day with afternoon temperatures rising into the mid-60s both inland and near the bay. upper 50s on the coast. sun will set tomorrow evening at 6:03 and it will be relatively mild before temperatures start dropping. let's look ahead to thursday which will be a mild day, inland temperatures in the upper 60s. temperatures will start to drop off on saturday as we expect showers coming in saturday night and that sets the stage for our next storm which ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, a storm of light intensity. it will start pushing in saturday evening and produce periods of showers into tuesday, mainly light showers with a few dry breaks. less than half an inch of rainfall likely from the four days of light rain. so as we look ahead to tuesday morning, we project rainfall totals will generally range from a quarter of an inch to just over a third of an inch with santa rosa topping out at half an inch. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. sunny and mild conditions
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through friday. i've done a pretty good job with the next few days, larry. saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday, each of those days we have storm activity ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. mainly light rain and it won't rain continuously, we'll get dry breaks here and there. >> i would never suggest you were the slacker. >> never. >> others who shall remain nameless. >> i think they know who they are. >> thanks, spencer. coming up, why the family of kate steinle is being brought up goen political reasons. good morning. my name is michael phelps. >> find out why the most decorated olympian in history testified before congress today.
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grammy winner rihanna has a new reward to add to her collection. harvard university honored her as its humanitarian of the year. her philanthropic efforts include a breast cancer center in her home nation of barbados and started a scholarship
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program for people attending college in the u.s. from caribbean countries. olympic swimming champion michael phelps told washington lawmakers that more needs to be done to improve anti-doping measures in international sports. >> if we allow our confidence and fair play to erode, we will undermine the power of sport and the goals and dreams of future generations. the time to act is now. we must do what is necessary to ensure the system is fair and reliable so we all can believe in it. >> phelps told members of the house energy and commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations that he doesn't believe he ever participated in a competition in which the entire field was clean. the nfl combine began today in indianapolis and former college players hoping to impress nfl coaches and executives, they're going to have something else to shoot for. this is a pretty clever promotion here. athletic shoe and apparel giant adidas is offering to give, yes,
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give any player their own tropical island, ama. >> what? >> yes, if they can break the record for the fastest 40-yard dash time for the combine. that's 4.24 seconds. the catch, of course, is that the islandwhich is valued just under a million dollars only goes to the guys wearing adidas football cleats. there are about six guys that have a chance. they don't expect anybody to do it but adidas will get a lot of free publicity. this is brilliant. whoever came up with this. and if they don't break the record, adidas keeps the island, but nobody is going to run a 4.240 without a jet pack on. i've seen guys -- used to be 4.4 was fast. then michael vick and deion sanders ran legit 4.3s. if you're running 4.2, your name is either usain bolt or you're from another planet. but it's a great promotion. >> it is. we'll take the island.
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if it doesn't go to anybody else, happy to help. well, tonight president trump will give his first address to a joint session of congress. we're going to bring it to you live at 6:00. >> and this comes as mr. trump hints at a possible pivot on immigration. what we can expect to hear from the president coming up. also -- >> no. i will not give up. >> he used to cover stories. then he pam the story. tonight meet the abc 7 news reporter who bravely and publicly shared his battle with aids. in honor of black history month we're using our abc 7 news bay area instagram feed to recognize people making a difference where you live. today we salute anthony kahlil from the literacy for environmental justice. khalil is one of the few field-based geologists of color. we have more on our abc 7 news bay area instagram feed. tomorrow's the day we'll play something
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besides video games. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. tomorrow, i'm gonna step out with my favorite girl. ask your doctor about entresto. and help make the gift of tomorrow possible.
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here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. san jose has set a hearing for march the 9th to discuss the city's flood response. the mayor also said he'll try to meet with landlords to seek rent breaks. the city just announced that pg&e will give residents an extra 30 days to pay their bills
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and san jose water has extended the grace period by eight weeks. >> those allow the folks who are struggling with this to have a little bit more cash flow and to use their own resources for things other than paying those immediate bills. >> vehicle owners have also been notified their cars will be towed this week free of charge. crews need those cars out of the way to finish the cleanup. carolyn tyler tweeted san francisco's district attorney and the mexican skull general signing an agreement to protect mexican rights. thousands of gamers and game designers are converging on san francisco. the game developers conference, the public can get in starting tomorro tomorrow. for the first time president trump will address a joint session of congress tonight. the speech sets the stage for his presidency.
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>> reporter: for the first time in eight years, a republican president will address congress. the tremendous potential not lost on the leadership of the republican-led senate and house chambers. >> we are excited to welcome president trump to the capitol tonight and we expect him to deliver a bold, optimistic message to the american people. >> reporter: but there are questions about how unified the grand ole party is heading into this speech. republican senator lindsey graham delivering the president a prespeech message. don't value expediency over history. >> mr. president, stick to your guns. we're going to be judged by what we do, not how quickly we do it. >> reporter: others are questioning how he plans to pay for his proposals, particularly the replacement for obamacare. >> coming in as a republican president with a net tax increase and federal entitlement program, that's your first big move and then we've got to do tax reform after that in a republican conference? good luck. >> reporter: president trump expected to ask congress to make major cuts to things like foreign aid and the environmental protection agency. those funds are being redirected
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to military spending, boosting it by 10%. but on top of that, the president has called for a trillion dollar investment in infrastructure and a massive border wall. congress has not yet been presented with details on how that will be funded. those issues are a likely focus of the democrats' response. asstrid silva with join steve beshear giving the response. the presidencies this as an opportunity to persuade congress. he says he's doing a plus in terms of effort but c plus in terms of messaging. >> the president's address is tonight and we'll bring it to you live at 6:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. joining us is dr. james taylor from the university of san francisco. doctor, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> author, professor and director of the african-american studies program. what are you expecting to hear tonight from president trump? >> i'm expecting to give donald
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trump give a run-of-the-mill first speech that hits on all of the key issues that he integrated in his campaign, health care, immigration reform. there's some suggestion he might be willing to compromise on immigration reform and nato. he'll continue to talk about funding domestic programs, i think, and his infrastructure program, i think he'll hint at that. he'll have to reconcile offering and asking for roughly a trillion in his budget or more and that is going to be really difficult for republicans to support $25 billion for a wall, $50 billion for a military budget increase. so these are challenges from his own party as well as the democratic party. >> the president has been at war with much of the mainsteam media, so interesting timing today because the president met with the news anchors and correspondents at a white house luncheon. he said he's open to considering possible legal status for some undocumented immigrants, including some dreamers. what does the timing of the luncheon tell you about what we can expect tonight.
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>> i think donald trump intends to do what bill clinton did, which is try angulation. go in the middle between your party's position and opposition party's position and rise above the fray. he is hinting at immigration reform but how does he reconcile that with building a wall. if we hear anything about a wall, he's not serious about immigration reform. if he doesn't mention the wall, maybe he's serious about compromising but the wall and reform are irreconcilable. >> the wall was such a huge part of his campaign so it's hard to see him backing away from that. >> i agree. >> do you think there's going to be any concrete plan on replacing obamacare? >> no. i think he hinted yesterday he realizes how complicated it is. i think he'll put his name brand on obamacare and call it trumpcare, which was originally romneycare. we'll see what happens when he tries to tweak it in congress and compromises around health care. >> dr. taylor, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. the family of kate steinle
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will not be among those an tending the president's speech. steinle died after being shot in san francisco in 2015. her case became a focus of the immigration conversation because the person who admitted to shooting her is an undocumented immigrant. he had been released from jail. steinle's brother said the family was not invited to tonight's speech. the president's commerce secretary is now in place, a day after the senate voted 72-27 to confirm him. the 79-year-old will help promote american business interests in the u.s. and abroad. he'll also oversee agencies that manage fisheries, weather forecasting and the census bureau, which will conduct the next national head count in 2020. russia and china today vetoed a western-backed u.n. resolution that would have imposed sanctions over chemical weapons attacks in syria. the resolution sought to punish 21 syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in attacks in the war-ravaged country.
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that came after a chemical weapons watchdog group determined that the syrian government was behind at least three attacks involving chlorine gas. you already know california is home to a very expensive housing market, but you may not know just how expensive and what that means for first-time homeowners. and next we'll meet the mom who's about to give birth to a six foot tall, 150-pound baby. i'm spencer christian. how about this baby? this is a beautiful sunset coming our way in an hour and a
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checking our traffic on this tuesday afternoon at the bay bridge toll plaza, hey, it looks good! blue sky and cars just sailing on through. looking good. well, a six foot tall baby is about to be born to a giraffe and it's taking the internet by storm. the live web stream on the mama giraffe named april at the animal adventure park in harpersville, new york, is being watched by thousands of people at times. more than 58,000 people have been watch get live stream since it went up last week. however, some animal activists complained it was sexually explicit so it was taken down. it's back up now as she gets closer to the big moment. this will be her fourth calf. here's something that may make you laugh. a new comedy festival coming to san francisco. >> colossal clusterfest june
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2nd, 3rd and fourth in san francisco. >> those behind the event say it's a first of it's kind, colossal clusterfest will feature comics and musicians including jerry seinfeld, sarah silverman. this starts on june the 2nd. tickets will go on sale thursday and run from $200 to $600. you can see this for free, sunny skies across the bay area right now as seen on live doppler 7. we've got some lovely weather coming our way the next several days, but still some chilly mornings ahead. tomorrow morning we'll see low temperatures drop into the low to mid-30s in the coldest inland valley locations, upper 30s to low 40s around the bay. tomorrow's highs will start to move up into the mid-60s so it's getting milder and milder the next few days. it's just going to be lovely weather ahead. tomorrow will be the 1st of march so let's talk about march.
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average rainfall for various bay area locations, it's been a wet month generally up at ukiah which averages 7 inches of rain. nearly 5 inches is the average at santa rosa but you'll see more reasonable amounts, rainfall totals in other locations just over 2 inches of rain as an average for march down in san jose so we'll see what march brings us. tomorrow, thursday and friday we'll see sunny skies and mild conditions with high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in our inland locations but it cools down a little bit on saturday. clouds move in, rain arrives saturday night and we'll have four consecutive days of light rainfall with storm activity ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. >> so enjoy the sun while you can. >> that's exactly right. staying warm this winter may mean buying a space heater. tonight michael finney explains how to find one that will keep you both safe and warm. variety reports that the movie business was excellent this year.
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in alabama, a car crashed
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into a mardi gras parade today in what police are calling an accident. the car hit a high school marching band, injuring 12 members. four are in critical condition. the car, driven by a 73-year-old man, was part of the event. police say there's no indication drugs or alcohol were involved. the city of gulf shores canceled the mardi gras parade after the incident. in new orleans, the party is just about to hit its stride for the final da mardi gras. festivities began at 8:00 this morning when the first parade got under way. and yes, the alcohol was already flowing. the phrase mardi gras is french for last tuesday which refers to the last day before ash wednesday, the start of lent in many religions. new orleans held its first mardi gras parade back in 1857. tomorrow night at 9:00, abc 7 will air part two of the mini series "when we rise" that tracks the early days of the aids crisis. there is a personal connection here at abc 7. >> dan ashley joins us with the story. >> it's such a powerful story
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too. you know, it reminds us of one of the most courageous turning points and how the story of aids was told. it's a ground-breaking video journal from a very brave reporter here at abc 7. a name and a man some of you may remember. paul wynne. >> variety reports that the movie business was excellent. >> as an entertainment reporter in san francisco, paul wynne followed the bright lights. after his diagnosis of aids, he courageously decided to turn the spotlight on himself. >> and here i am today. only today, i have something i would have never dreamed about ten years ago. i have aids. >> in the months before the journal began, paul wasn't working and had all but dropped out of sight, until abc 7 news photographer loren morrison dropped by to visit him. their conversations turned to the idea of doing a journal. >> why did it occur to you to encourage paul to tell his story. >> dan, you and i know we're
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supposed to give people voice. that's what we do. that's what we're supposed to do. >> i want my tv work to be a legacy and a history of this epidemic. >> how do you get it? >> beats me. >> does it hurt? >> what do you think? >> paul was able to pitch the idea to then abc 7 news director harry fuller. >> and i said great, let's do it. how soon do you want to start? he said let's not wait too long because i don't think i have that much time left. >> he would file 20 journal segments. news crews came from australia and japan to witness them. >> he was the first person to personally going on television and say i've got aids and here's what it's like. >> i come to the hospital to be weighed down to the gram. >> rocket j. squirrel here. >> all of this talk today about fake news, alleged fake news, and you watch what you and paul wynne and this station put on the air, that's as real as it gets. >> it was painfully real at times. painfully real.
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>> paul's journals began in january of 1990, when aids was still a virtual death sentence and he struggled to continue as his health deteriorated. >> so i feel the time has come perhaps to consider saying so long for a while.% no. i will not give up. >> and he didn't give up. >> mr. aids sicky himself. >> but six months later, his body did. >> loren, when people watch this report that we're doing and go back maybe we hope and watch paul wynne's segments, what do you hope they get from it? >> i want them to remember their humanity, i want them to remember his humanity and i want them to share this with other people. >> and if you think you don't know anybody with aids, you do now. >> we sure do. thanks to my colleague, loren morrison for sitting down with me like that. if you'd like to see the journals, they are powerful. we have links for you at abc7news.com. check them out if you can.
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guys, you know, paul moved here from -- he was born in oregon, moved here in 1969 and he did something that's really difficult to do even before the journal and that is become of the bay area as a reporter. he was really embraced here and that journal was so powerful. >> that is as real as it gets. >> absolutely. >> thank you, dan. the abc mini series event "when we rise" continues tomorrow and airs through friday. 49 i.t. workers at uc san francisco are now out of work. they were laid off as part of a cost-cutting effort by the university. their jobs are being outsourced reportedly to a firm in india. an attorney representing the laid-off workers plan to file a lawsuit accusing ucsf of something called anti-origin discrimination. >> you can't take a diverse workplace of 49 people who are very diverse, asians, african-americans, latinos, caucasians, and replace them only with young male indian workers. >> ucsf says the layoffs are
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necessary due to dwindling state support and stagnant funding from the federal government. [ bell ringing ] the dow's winning streak came to an end today. after 12 straight record high closings, stocks closed lower. the dow dropped 25, closing at 20,812, the nasdaq plunged 36 points, the s&p 500 lost 6. target stock plummeted today after it reported poor holiday sales. shares dropped more than 8% after the retail giant reported that in-store sales for the last three months of 2016 were worse than expected. it also warned that decline could continue well into this year. the news is a bit of a surprise since target had predicted a strong holiday season. experts say target's news is another example of traditional retailers struggling as consumers turn to amazon and other online sites. a new report says it was another typical january for the
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bay area housing market, so yeah, prices going up. data released by corelogic shows home sales nudged up 0.2%. the meadian price was $630,000 and that's up 1.6% from the same month last year. this is the 58th consecutive month that the median price has gone up. this probably won't come as any surprise, but rabankrate.com sa california is the worst state in the country for first-time home buyers. the report looks at a number of different factors including housing and credit affordability as well as the job market for young people. hawaii took the second worst spot on the list. we still have about a month left in winter and you may be considering using or maybe even buying a space heater. >> 40% of home heating fires are caused by space heaters. 7 on your side's michael finney partnered up with consumer reports to find out which ones work the best and importantly
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how to stay safe. >> if you need a little extra warmth to get you through the winter, consider a space heater. consumer reports just tested a variety of shapes an sizes from personal-size portable heaters to larger units. >> when we test heaters, we check to see how fast they warm a room and we also check to see how well they spot heat and individual. >> this mannequin is equipped with sensors that measure how much warmth a space heater can provide through spot heating. the smaller, personal size space heaters struggle in this important test. consumer reports says for a little more money, you can get one that's slightly larger but still very portable and recommends this $70 one from comfort zone. since space heaters can be a fire hazard, consumer reports also looks at how safe each heater is. testers measure the surface temperature of each heater to see if it gets too hot to the touch. >> most cases, the heaters are pretty cool.
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if you do have pets or children, stay away from heaters with metal surfaces and large areas that are easy to contact. >> this test mimics what would happen if something flammable comes into contact with the space heater. >> always keep your space heater at least three feet away from flammable objects, and never use an extension cord. >> consumer reports says look for a space heater with a tipover switch that turn the heater off if it's knocked over and an overheat sensor that shuts off the heater if it gets too hot. the recommended comfort zone heater offers those safety features. if you'd like a larger space heater, so does this life smart for $100. >> michael finney reporting there. consumer reports says keep in mind that larger space heaters don't necessarily offer more heat than the smaller ones. however, they're meant to stay in one place so they're a good option as a permanent heater in a larger room. reminder the 7 on your side hotline is open monday through friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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call 415-954-8151. you can also reach michael finney on his facebook page as well as through abc7news.com. here's a question, did a twitter distraction lead to the biggest goof in oscars history? kristen sze has the latest and a red carpet moment with the man behind the envelope mixup. right now dan is here with a look at what's ahead at 5:00. >> thanks, guys. next at 5:00, how san francisco is reaching out to mexico to ease fears about immigrants worried about being deported. the women from here and across the country making an impression for president donald trump's address to congress this evening. and the incredible video of lava pouring out of a volcano. you'll see more of this. those stories and
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the fallout continues today over the oscars best picture mistake. the accounting firm in charge of the envelopes is offering up a new explanation of what went wrong. emma stone was standing right over there. >> social media is offering new evidence as well. abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is just back from the red carpet and has the latest. >> there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. >> it was the biggest plot twist ever in oscars' 89-year history. the presenters saying "la la land" was the winner only to be told two minutes later "moonlight" was the winner.
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pwc blames partner brian cullenan looking morbid for giving the presenters the best actress envelope instead of the best picture envelope. my cameraman and i captured this picture of him right before oscars getting the star treatment. >> also the folks from pricewaterhouse with those suitcases. inside are the secure oscar votes. >> reporter: but was he too starstruck to do his job. people on social media noticed him tweeting this picture of best actress emma stone backstage minutes before the fiasco. "people" magazine is reporting an anonymous source said cullenan was specifically asked not to tweet during the show. he had been with pwc for 32 years and so far has not been fired. kristen sze, abc 7 news. well, from the fashion to the fumbles, you can find all of the best oscar moments on our website, abc7news.com and on the abc 7 news app.
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thank you for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. they found one of the victims that's alive today inside one of the bedrooms. >> a survivor found after being thrown from the plane. what else we are learning about this fiery crash of a san jose-bound plane. gun drawn, hands up. new video of a bay area robbery has police asking for your help. the heavy lifting when it comes to cutting the red tape. san jose tries to make sure flood victims get what they need. >> get ready for a spring preview. i'll show you how much temperatures will rise, coming up. investigators sift through the wreckage in southern california 24 hours after a san jose-bound plane crashed and burned. a teenage girl is among the dead. a total of three people died in this crash, two others are critically hurt. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us.
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witnesses are saying that the pilot of the small plane tried and failed to start the engine twice before taking off after the rain has stopped. everyone onboard is believed to be related and to a family in san jose. lyanne melendez is live in san jose with more. >> reporter: well, we know so far that the teenager onboard was not from this school. the school district telling us that all of the students returned home safely on a bus. now, they were, according to the district, they were competing at a cheerleading competition, if you will, at disneyland. now, we were able to confirm through neighbors that the people onboard that cessna 310 that came crashing down were associated with at least one member of the cheerleading squad. three people were killed when a plane registered to a san jose man crashed about 24 hours ago after leaving riverside municipal airport. now,

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