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years more. >> kate larson was at a heated meeting. kate? >> reporter: it has been more than five years since the navy realized soil samples were falsified and one man with the navy who was partially in charge of overseeing the radioactive clean-up here in san francisco admits it has been a slow and arduous process. but says the people of bay view hunters point can trust the navy. the problem is they don't. >> we need this mess cleaned up and i mean today, not tomorrow.
>> reporter: the u.s. navy is now admitting that their contractor tetra tech falsified soil samples to indicate they were safe. in fact, they were toxic. remnants of the old warfare research lab which are slated to be redeveloped in housing. >> any time she survey around here it comes up dirty. >> reporter: she grew up in hunters point and says lennar and five points has taken advantage of their communities. >> the hope is we will all be dead before they can sell their next $1.2 million condo and that is ape fwrob. >> i understand people's frustration. >> reporter: darren robinson is an environmental coordinator from the navy. he and others held a meeting with maps and time lines chronicling the site's miss steps and action plan. >> it involves additional sampling radiological scanning and reexcavating some areas. >> up until these reports just came out, the navy has basically shut us out. >> reporter: david anton is an attorney who represents the
whistle-blowers who were ordered to swap in uncontaminated sample soils to replace the radioactive ones. he's wary of the navy's new clean-up plan. >> their statement said they are doing everything to protect health and safety are not true. >> reporter: meanwhile, redevelopment has been put on hold for at least the next year. in bay view hunters point, kate larson, abc7 news. >> the warning system worked as designed. that's what the contra costa county sheriff's office is saying tonight in response to complaints following a large smokey fire. abc7 news was in richmond where a fire at simms metal management company triggered a massive shelter in place order yesterday. richmond's mayor today voiced his frustration about a delay in issuing a community alert. >> the warning system thing is an absolute total joke. it's been around now for about 25 years. it's never worked. >> the fire started just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday. a statement today from the sheriff's office says it
received alert information from richmond's fire department at 5:55. it also states mayor butts' statement that it took an hour to get out the first alert after receiving the necessary information from richmond fire is totally inaccurate, misleading and presumptuous. >> these are some of the thousands of stolen devices fremont police say they recovered when busting an international fencing ring. it started late last year as a car burglary investigation but quickly expanded. detectives say the thieves were after a laptops and tablets. fremont police tell abc7 news the stolen devices would then be fenced with a goal of shipping them to vietnam. >> we figured overall the whole investigation we recovered over 2000 electronic devices worth over $2 million. >> some of the stolen property recovered came from as far away as los angeles and las vegas. fremont police say they have received lots of inquiries from possible victims, people need to have the serial number of their device in order to get it back. >> new at 11:00, volunteers who
hauled large animals away from danger during the north bay fires reunited tonight, and many of the owners of those animals came to say thank you. abc7 news reporter lilian kim has the story now from petaluma. >> i said, if we lost the house we'd rebuild. if we lost the animals, i just couldn't go back emotionally. >> reporter: the attachment marty stein has to his animals is something these volunteers understand completely, which is why they risked their lives to get them out of harms way during october's north bay wildfires. >> i know i did a few everything from rams to horses to cows, and anything in between. i could fit in my horse trailer. >> reporter: dozens of volunteers came together in petaluma to meet the people whose animals they saved. she had no trailer of her own and was desperate to get her three donkeys away from the approaching flames. >> i started crying. oh, my god, these complete strangers i never met before are here to help our family with our beloved pets.
>> reporter: another reason for the gathering is to talk about the future of these volunteers. they have formed a nonprofit in hopes they'll be better organized for the next wildfire. despite having saved thousands of animals volunteers often had trouble accessing evacuation zones. something they don't want to face again. >> we want to raise awareness, start the conversation about what needs to happen from here going forward. and also we want to start conversations with officials and those who can help us to obtain those goals. >> reporter: goals fueled by a shared passion. a love for animals. in petaluma, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> james franco's alma mater in palo alto is distancing itself from the actor as he faces claims of sexual misconduct. palo alto high school's newspaper, the paly voice reports crews at the school this week began painting over a campus mural created by franco. he still has other paintings displayed at the school. franco is denying claims of sexual assault from five women. one of the first harvey
weinstein accusers is oemg up now about the encounter she says still haunts her. tonight at 12:30 5 on night lin, rose mcgowan sits down with juju chang after jimmy kimmel live. >> they will reduce or toss out altogether criminal convictions for marijuana dating back decades. district attorney george gas cone announced more than 3,000 misdemeanor convictions will be reversed and the defendant's records expunged. more than 5,000 felonies will be reexamined to see it they could be thrown out. that move is allowed under the ballot measure that legalized recreational cannabis use in california. he says many of the convictions just no longer make sense. >> i believe that long ago we lost our ability to distinguish the dangerous from the knew sen newsomence. it has broken our pocket books and fabric of our communities and we have not been any safer
for it. >> people who have been convicted of violent felonies, keep in mind, are not eligible for this program. >> abc7 news has learned that seismic movement on the hayward fault most likely caused last sunday's massive water pipeline break in hayward. abc7 news reporter vic lee has the story. >> reporter: what happened here sunday was caused by the constant movement along the fault line which happens in between earthquakes. seismologist tom broker says it's called a creep. >> it's like a gear slipping in your transmission. it's not going to propel the car at the speed you want, but it might jerk the car forward. >> reporter: and that's what most likely caused the massive water pipe rupture in hayward last sunday. a rupture that occurred right along the hayward fault. it ripped this street on highland boulevard near margaret drive, creating a large sink hole and creating a fast-moving river of water, mud and rocks. check this picture. it shows where the fault is relative to the pipe failure.
this one was taken before sunday's break of a curb right across the street that shifted due to seismic creep. broker says they're happening all the time on the hayward fault. >> it's moving about a 5th of an inch per year, and that doesn't sound like much. but in forty years that's getting close to 10 inches of motion. and so 10 inches of motion is enough to stretch some pipes. >> reporter: residents we spoke with say they're not surprised at the likely cause. >> if you look at the foundations on the homes, some of them have moved. >> reporter: the last big one on the hayward fault was 150 years ago. experts say we're due for another. vic lee, abc7 news. >> comfort peacock, igniting a controversy tonight, the airline cracked down on service animals
that may have an unintended consequence for those who really need them. >> also leaving oakland, another tech company says it's just too expensive to stay. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. temperatures may be heading into record territory. we'll take a look at your weekend coming up. >> and later, you may have seen her on a 7 foot unicycle at warriors games. tonight red panda needs your help finding her signature ride. >> she sure does. all of that is ahead. first here's what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live after abc7 news at 11:00. jimmy. >> thanks, dan and kristen. it's wednesday night so let's go nuts. >> i love tequila. >> me, too. heads or tails? >> heads always. >> me, too. yeah. have fun.
a peacock comfort animal is igniting a debate tonight. airlines are cracking down on what they say are fake comfort animals. but disability advocates say this will only hurt people with legitimate service animals. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo has more from the maneto airport. >> this woman has her peacock in the airport. >> reporter: from birds to pigs,
a hedgehog, an airplane can feel like noah's arc. the institute on disability said the absurd stories detract from the real struggles people face. >> you don't hear about all the people that are refused entry to places or the people that really do benefit in a deep way. >> reporter: but there is fraud. people can easily get a certificate online, turning their regular pet into an emotional support animal. delta airlines just announced new rules requiring more proof of an animal's service or support qualifications, and health documents 48 hours in advance. the president of golden state guide dog handlers said all of the major guide dog programs are contesting the new policy. in a statement, alice turner wrote, if airlines followed the ada guidelines for what is legal for a service animal we would not be in the horrible situation of traveling with fake service animals of all types. air travelers in san jose said dogs on planes don't bother them too much except -- >> i feel for the animal as well being squeezed in the seat.
there is barely room for my own legs. >> i am very allergic to cats and dogs so i'm very sensitive to that. >> reporter: delta's new policy takes effect march 1st. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> pandora is cutting 5% of its work force and shifting its attention away from its oakland headquarters. the internet streaming radio company says it will expand operations in atlanta because of the cheaper cost of living there. pandora employs about 2,500 people and the the restructuring is expected to save $45 million. the headquarters will stay in oakland, though. >> all right. your next cup of coffee may come with a cancer warning soon. under california's proposition 65, businesses must notify customers about harmful ingredients. a nonprofit is suing coffee shops saying they should warn people about a naturally occurring chemical that's linked to cancer in rodents and is created when beans are roasted. at least 13 companies have agreed to add the warnings. other cases are still pending.
>> well, humans it turns out, we're not the only ones taking in the super blue blood moon early this morning. take a listen to this. >> talk about howling at the moon, these are coyotes howling at the full moon in sonoma county. they shared this paper with us. they were going crazy. >> they sure were. you don't have to howl, but if you go outside you'll see a gorgeous moon. >> if you feel like howling it's okay. sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> dan, you can go ahead and howl. show you some pictures of the super blue blood moon. some of you sent pictures via social media. this was sent to me via twitter. you can see the reddish orange hue. look at this from rick w. posted on my facebook page from mount hamilton. incredible. another equally stunning one over mt. diablo earlier in the
morning. of course, many of you watched the celestial treat. it was a great opportunity and we thank you for sending those pictures. keep the weather pictures coming any time, #abc7 news now. here's what's coming your way for the weekend. look at how warm it's going to get, mid 70s inland saturday and sunday. on the coast upper 60s to low 70s. definitely well above average. records will likely be set in a few spots as we hit the weekend. do want to show you a live picture from our abc7 news exploratorium camera. fog is not problematic tonight. as a matter of fact, we had plenty of sun tonight as the sun set from our east bay hills camera 5:32 p.m. all right, it might not rival the super blue blood moon, but i think it's still pretty stunning. those high clouds made for a spectacular sunset tonight. and as we head towards the next couple of days, you'll be seeing more sun sets like this, especially tomorrow since we are expecting some more of the clouds that are overhead right now. high level clouds on live doppler 7. still looking for rain. right now the latest long range
computer models want to bring in the possibility of rain around the 15th or 16th of february. i know it's two weeks away. at least it's encourages. 40s 50s now for temps. live from the east bay hills camera you can see across the bay. temperatures on the rise the rest of the week. record highs are possible this weekend and the dry pattern continues next week. when you get going tomorrow morning this will be our only sign of winter. it is still going to be cool to chilly enough to where you need to dress in layers. upper 30s to low 50s. definitely look for patches of fog around places like half moon bay. hears apps your 12-hour planner. tomorrow morning sun comes up 30s, 40s, plenty of sun for the afternoon hours. mild to warm. 4:00 p.m., mid 60s to low 70s and it will be still pretty comfortable in the evening hours. warm tomorrow afternoon. go ahead, break out the shorts, the t-shirt, santa cruz, great day to hit the beach. 79 in san jose. redwood, mountain view, half
moon bay downtown san francisco, 67 degrees. it will be mild to warm in the north bay. occasional high clouds. 72 degrees in santa rosa. 68 in vallejo heading into the east bay, mid to upper 60s for everyone. 67 oakland, 68 hayward. look at the inland areas, warm day, 72 degrees in livermore. you can download the accuweather app keep track of the temperatures hour by hour, minute by minute any time you want. it's a warm start to the accuweather seven-day forecast. look at the temperatures going into the weekend, mid 70s inland, upper 60s to low 70s coast side. and then we'll see those temperatures just drop a little bit and come back up heading into next week. it's that spring feeling, but don't worry. mark your calendars. dan and kristen, february 15th, 16th, we might be talking about some storms again. >> that's so far away. >> around chinese new year. >> of course, perfect timing.
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abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> good evening. tom brady grew up in san mateo. every time he's in the super bowl we interview his dad. tom, senior has been on the air with us so much we should give him a card key to the building at this point. tom is going to play in his 8th super bowl this sunday against philly. he's 5 and 2. no one is 6. tom senior understand some people are tired of the patriots. >> i understand people, you know. this is getting to be a tired they'd like to see some other people. and i can appreciate how they're feeling. on the other hand, tough luck. [ laughter ] >> eagles and patriots practice today indoors in minnesota, solid 11 degrees outside. yeah. linebacker fletcher cox ready for the elements. >> it was a gift from the player
in mexico. he told me to put it on for a picture. i thought i'd put it on the for the whole time. i thought it would be cool for the interview. he's not getting it back by the way. >> like the luchadors. the sharks lost four straight tonight. goalie made 43 saves. in the new little caesar's arena, pizza, pizza, no goals. trevor stopped by jones. doesn't realize it's underneath his pad. now it's in the net. kevin labanc making a deposit in the bank, 1-1 into overtime. seventh round of the shoot out, he beats jones. hurdle has to score to keep the sharks' hopes alive. and peter, the stop red wings win it 2-1. blake griffin introduced by the detroit pistons today dealt by the clippers, they promised he would be a clipper for life. he found out he was traded on twitter. >> i just wish i had known or
had the opportunity to talk to somebody beforehand. you know, finding out through twitter, through other people is a tough way to find out when you've been with a franchise for so long. >> knicks and celtics john malka ovechkin in attendance. this is being posterized. jaylen brown with authority on chris top's porzingis celts win 103-73. somebody stole her 7 foot unicycle at sfo. they grabbed it at baggage claim. obviously getting a replacement at big 5 is not an option. it's kind of customized. it's a $2,000 reward for red panda's unicycle. abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> what a steal. >> who is going to ride a 7 foot unicycle? >> or sell it. who is going to buy that. >> i think you're going to get caught. >> don't ride it down the
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barrier. [ screaming ] skiing can be peaceful, and serene, but not if you're preparing to go to the olympics. >> wee! >> oh! >> oh! and you're done. >> that was a harsh landing. the head bounced off the snow like a basketball. >> hey, no pain no gain. if you want to go to the olympics you got to pay your dues. this was in lake placid at one of the final events to select athletes to go to the olympics. i'm not sure who this skier is. >> who they were. >> oh! >> on to this next skier, louis, he's going to send it big. >> oh, louis, louis. louis! louis, are you okay, dog? >> how many fingers? >> he does comment in his instagram comments that he was all good, but boy, does that look nasty.