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ma live/work space off oakland's international boulevard. they were there for a concert when the building caught fire. >> 36 people were trapped, some sent final farewell text messages to their family, gut-wrenching, of course. some like micayla gregory and her boyfriend, alex vega, died in each other's arms. >> the youngest victim was just 17, high school student dravin mcgill. officially, the oakland fire department could not determine a specific cause of the fire. investigators say it could be electrical failure, but they did not rule out candles or smoking materials. >> today plea deals were announced for derick almena and max harris. almena illegally converted the warehouse. harris organized the concert that took place the night of the fire. >> tonight we do have team coverage on both the sentences these men will serve, and how the victims' families are reacting to the news. >> let's begin here with abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard. cornell? >> there will be no trial in the ghost ship warehouse tragedy.
it took a judge more than a half an hour to read the names of 36 victims. two defendants pleading no contest to three dozen counts of involuntary manslaughter. >> we have a max harris. i would just like to extend my condolences to the family. >> reporter: attorneys for two defendants say their clients are remorseful for the tragic fire which claimed 36 lives. two men, derick almena and max harris could have faced almost 40 years in prison. instead both agreed to a plea deal. almena, the ghost ship warehouse master tenant, will serve nine years in prison. harris, the artist collective's creative director will serve six. both pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for a fire which happened during a concert at oakland's ghost ship warehouse in december 2016. >> this is a plea that's been entered into as a moral imperative to eliminate all of the trauma and pain and suffering that everyone who touches this case endures. >> reporter: harris's lawyer, curtis briggs claims the city
also bears responsibility in the tragedy. >> the city of oakland botched this entire situation. when the ghost ship fire happened, there was 300 warehouses just like ghost ship there was thousands of people exposed to those warehouses that were in danger. and it's only because of luck that more tragedy did not happen. >> reporte >> oakland mayor libby schaaf issued a statement. oakland will forever mourn the beautiful lives lost in the ghost ship fire. our city respects the agreements reached among the district attorney, the defendants, and the court. now with time served and good behavior, almena could get out in three and a half years, and harris could be released in 23 months. sentencing is scheduled for august 9th and 10th. families will be allowed to give statements at that time. otcouple of days. a very we're live in oakland, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> indeed it will, cornell. thank you. now, our team coverage
continues with abc 7 news reporter carlos salcedo. >> with perspective from the victims' families. carlos? >> yeah, well, it was an emotional day for the families. many of them in tears inside the courtroom as the judge read each of the 36 names of the victims. but for one father, he was not satisfied with today's outcome. the morning of december 2nd, 2016 is a day that forever changed the lives of 36 families. that's how many souls were lost in the ghost ship warehouse fire. 18 months later, some sense of justice for family members after the judge accepted the two defendants' plea deal. derick almena and max harris both convicted on all 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. the judge reading out loud each of the victims' names in court. >> each name was read. each name was life. each name was family. >> an emotional proceeding for family members who have been seeking answers as well as
justice. >> it's just a small satisfaction, but it's not satisfaction. >> through the plea agreement, both defendants will face less than ten years of jail time. not enough for david gregory, who lost his daughter micayla. >> we just wanted some justice, some fair justice. and we don't feel that in our opinion that was fair justice. >> and the case is not over. sentencing will take place august 9th and 10th. the judge decided that two days were needed to hear directly from the families. reporting live in oakland, carlos salcedo, abc 7 news. >> all right, carlos, thank you. as we said, the ghost ship fire claimed 36 lives that evening, and we have not forgotten them by any means. you can read stories about each victim on our website, abc7news.com. all right. to some breaking news now of a small fire in emeryville. take a look at your screen. this is a live look from our emeryville tower camera, kind of waving in the breeze there. the fire was between two
buildings at 67th and shallmound streets right by the ashby avenue exit. both alameda county and oakland firefighters, as you can see, are on the scene. developing news, the wildfire burning in napa and yolo counties is still an issue. the county fire, as it's called, is threatening nearly one thousand homes and businesses still. it has burned 70,000 acres, and is just 5% contained. today cal fire crews set backfires along highway 128. their line in the sand, really. some small business owners expecting a busy july 4th holiday are resigned to their losses. >> over this week/weekend, we would be doing somewhere around 100, 120 boat launches a day. >> how many did you do today? >> zero. >> how many yesterday? >> one. >> it's really tough. evacuation advisories are in place for berryessa highlanded, markley cove resort and pleasure
cove. residents and visitors must be ready to leaf if conditions worsen. now, you can still see hazy skies in the bay area. this is a live view from our east bay hills tower camera. look at that. abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian is here with a look at the air quality. and spencer, firefighting conditions as well. >> yes, dan. i'm happy to say the air quality is improving, despite the fact that we can still see that haze. a shift in the wind, strong onshore flow has begun to push some of the smoke out of the bay area. that's good news. here is a look at live doppler. we'll go right to the fire conditions. it's 87 degrees. dangerously low humidity is still only 21%. gusts to 15 miles per hour. we expect the winds to taper off sharply in the area of the pawnee fire during a late night and overnight hours. that's good news. meanwhile, over at the county fire, it's 90 degrees, relative humidity 26%. wind gusting at 12 miles per hour. the gusts there are going to remain relatively strong through much of the night until early
morning hours when they taper off around between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. and then the winds will become strong again tomorrow afternoon in that region. meanwhile, all across the broader bay area, we're looking at strong surface wind right now, anywhere from 15 to about 30 miles per hour. again, it's helping blow some of the smoke out of the bay area, but it also hampers the firefighting effort. dan? >> clearly. spencer, thank you so much. now the county fire, that's one burning in napa and yolo counties, doubled in size since just yesterday. abc 7 news anchor kristen sze is here with a visual of how much land is burning right now. kristen? >> the county fire is now over 70,000 acres, represented over there. flames stretch from ginde da in yolo to the southern part of lake berryessa. on the right, if the fire were burning in the bay area, it would basically cover all of san francisco going south, daly city, san bruno, all the way down to san mateo, right at the san mateo bridge. now remember, the county fire is about twice the size of san francisco right now and still
growing. now, let's get a feel for the size of the pawnee fire in lake county next to is the indian valley rfsz. on the left, it's much smaller, having scorched just under 13,000 acres. now look to the right. if the fire were in the bay area, it would cover not even all of san francisco. maybe less than half of the city. i also want to show you the immense smoke from these fires. you can clearly see it from the satellite image from the national weather service. now fortunately, the marine layer has really been keeping the smoke at higher elevations yesterday and today. so keeping our skies from getting too hazy, like we s over the weekend. dan and din? >> thank you very much. all the evacuations have been lifted for pawnee. the chp has reopened several state highways in the area. the fire destroyed 22 buildings. about half of them were homes. new details today on the death of jahi mcmath. the teen was declared dead
following complications from surgery and a life or death battle between mcmath's family, the hospital and the state. today her family spoke out after jahi passed away in new jersey following a recent surgery. abc 7 reporter melanie woodrow joins news the newsroom with more details. >> jahi mcmath now has two death certificates. an incomplete one from california in 2013 that her lawyer is contesting, and another one from new jersey when her mother says she passed away just past month. jahi's mother describing today how her daughter had the whole world stirred up without saying a word. >> they really didn't want jahi to live. they didn't want her to die. but that little black girl from oakland made history. and i'm so proud of her. >> for four and a half years, jahi survived on life support. in 2013, california doctors declared her brain dead following tonsil surgery. >> the only news i ever had was
getting her to the hospital to get her tonsils removed. >> the family gave up everything to get her moved to new jersey. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> shame on california and thank god for states like new jersey who have religious exemptions. >> on june 22nd of this year following a surgery, her heart stopped beating and she coded. >> my child was never dead. she was always alive. i thank god that the state of new jersey realized that and that's why she has a whole another death certificate with a different cause of death. >> reporter: her funeral will be friday in oakland. for a time today, her attorney said he wasn't sure the funeral could proceed. but during the press conference, the alameda county office said it had no hold on the case. >> stop pulling the plug on your people. i don't care what color or race you are. stop letting the doctors tell you to prematurely disconnect your family members. >> she also says she wants to help lawmakers pass legislation
so that no other family has to endure what hers did. the family has two lawsuits currently under way. one regarding the alameda county death certificate that the family's attorney says is invalid, and another one claiming that jahi received too many surgeries on the same day and bled to death. in the newsroom, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. >> all right, melanie, thanks. now looking back, this all began in december of 2013 at ucsf oakland. jahi went into cardiac arrest after complications from nose and throat surgery. that same month doctors declared her brain dead. her family battled the hospital's findings, and mcmath was released in january of 2014. her family then flew her to a hospital in new jersey, the only state where brain death can be rejected on religious grounds. now nearly five years after california declared her deceased, the state of new jersey last month issued jahi a second death certificate following her death from liver failure.
more to come here. there is a place in san francisco that the rules don't apply. that's because it's technically not in san francisco. >> tonight 7 on your side's michael finney helps out a couple who found that out the hard way. and next, we're live in san jose with preparations for jose with preparations for tomorrow's fourth of july i'm april kennedy and i'm an arborist with pg&e in the sierras. jose with preparations for tomorrow's fourth of july since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future.
new developments. san francisco 49ers linebacker reuben foster has been suspended by the nfl pour the first two games of the season. it stems from a weapons charge and a misdemeanor drug offense earlier this year. he was also facing domestic violence charges but was cleared after his accuser admitted to making a false report. foster can still participate in
all preseason practices and games, just not the first two games of the season. the owners of the famed la taqueria in san francisco's mission district are paying $100,000 to settle retaliation claims from some former employees. in late 2016, four women filed complaints with labor officials about work conditions. the restaurant was fined $500,000 for unpaid overtime, sick pay, and health care costs for more than two dozen employees. the owners then fired seven employees, including two of the women who had complained. those women filed retaliation complaints. >> it's against the law for an employer to retaliate against a worker for filing a legal claim or participating in a legal enforcement or labor enforcement action. >> as part of the stock market, la taqueria will be required to allow a third party to train staff on workplace laws. an all-out campaign is under way to crack down on all illegal fireworks in san jose before the fourth of july holiday, including the so-called safe and sane ones. >> the city's safe -- the city's
fire department is worried that some of the illegal fireworks are as large as the ones at professional shows. and in the wrong hands that. >> could set off fires and cause injuries. >> abc 7 news reporter david louie is outside a fire station in san jose where, david, the message is very clear. >> you see there is a big sign outside this firehouse, and at many other locations across the city, urging people to crack down on fireworks. this is all because there is a major problem here. the process is very simple. you simply go online and attach a photo. the risks are great of course because of the risk of wire as well as serious injury. this is exactly the kind of illegal fireworks san jose is trying to stop. this is video provided by someone who bought and set them off, but didn't get caught. the city is counting on residents to report such activity online, anonymously if necessary, because of the risk of setting fires and causing injuries. >> we will encourage those people to surrender those
fireworks. we're not going to confiscate them. we're not going get in physical altercations with people. but we're going to encourage them to surrender the fireworks so we can dispose of them properly. >> what concerns the city is they're finding professional grade fireworks with shells as big as those used at san jose's fourth of july display. a four-inch shell is dangerous, they say. >> there is enough propellant behind it to shove that shell out of the tube 400 feet in the air before it detonates for a four-inch shell. i've seen these go through half inch piece of plywood that was sitting on top of it and punch a perfect hole in and keep going. >> san jose operates ot the only fire weather lab. it fests live fuels and dead fuels such as logs to test moisture and burn potential. professional craig clement says illegal c gh level of rier to get a fireworks ignition in one of
those grass fuels, it could really take off, especially if there is a wind on it. so it's a critical time, and people really need to be aware of the surroundings. >> it is easy to report illegal fireworks in san jose. we have the link on our website, abc7news.com. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> all right, david, thanks. now fourth of july parades will take place in several cities across the bay area tomorrow, and people have already started staking out the very best spots in danville, where parade organizers remind everything that chalk and tape may not be used to reserve seating along the route. chairs are being set up in alameda. these folks making sure they get those front row seats along the route on grand street. well, technology will replace pyrotechnics at travis air force base tomorrow. intel is teaming up with the air force to light up the sky, but without the explosions you hear at traditional fireworks shows.
tomorrow evening's celebration will feature 500 shooting star drones. computers will help choreograph an aerial honor to the military and to our history as well. boy, that seems like a really clever, interesting idea. >> so high-tech. who the would come up with that? yeah. getting to our forecast, i think everybody wants to know about the clarity of the skies tomorrow. that is the big question. and at least, spencer, the heat isn't do tao bad tomorrow. >> that's true. we don't have to worry about heat tomorrow. wind will be a factor, and the fog at fireworks time may be a factor as well. here is a look at life doppler 7. at the moment we have a little fog near parts of the coastline, not even along the entire coastline. bright sunshine does cover most of the bay area right now. here is a fewview from sutro tower. well still see haze from lingering smoke. that smoke blew down into the bay area the last few days. but it's beginning to dissipate now. it's 62 degrees in san francisco, across the bay in oakland, 67. 73 at mountain view. 76 at san jose. 59 at half moon bay. here is a view of the golden
gate. that looks a bit hazy as well. there is an absence of marine layer, which is unusual this time of the day on a summer evening. as we take a look at the further temperature readings, 69 degrees in santa rosa. napa, 66. 79 at novato. mid-70s at fairfield, concord and livermore. one more live view from our rooftop camera looking across the embarcadero. and looking in this direction we see very blue, blue skies. these are our forecast features. it will be breezy for the fourth of july and cooler than average by quite a few degrees. a warmer pattern will begin on thursday, and we'll see mild conditions at the coast. hot inland by the weekend. let's move along and take a look at overnight conditions. there will be lots of fog pushing across the bay. overnight lows mainly in the mid- to upper 50s as they have been just about every morning this week. highs tomorrow under breezy conditions will range from about 60 in half moon bay to mainly upper 60s and low 70s around the bay. about 63 the high in san francisco. most inland valley locations will top out at about mid- to upper 70s.
not many locations will hit 80 tomorrow. along the bay area beaches, look for partly cloudy skies tomorrow. very windy with surface winds up to 30 miles per hour at times. we'll see cool conditions as well. most beach locations will have highs around 60 degrees, but it will be a little milder down at santa cruz where we expect a high of 68. now here is our fog forecast animation going into tomorrow. notice how the fog pulls back to the coastline around midday and into the afternoon. but it will surge back out over the bay and towards the inland areas in the evening hours. so at the time of the fireworks displays tomorrow evening, around 9:30, 10:00 p.m., this is how it's going to look in san francisco. we'll have pretty good layer of low clouds moving in there. notice how clear it's going to be in the inland areas though. so fireworks viewing there should be no concern at all. temperatures generally in the mid- to upper 50s at that time tomorrow evening. but here in san francisco, we still have an iffy situation when it comes to the clarity of the skies.
here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. as i mentioned, warming begins on thursday. warming continues on friday and over the weekend. temperatures will shoot up to mid-90s inland. low 80s right around the bay, and mid 60s on the coast. and we'll keep watching the development of tomorrow's fog, hoping for best. >> yeah, fingers closed. >> absolutely. >> spencer, thanks. more to come here, trump supporters a (sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes) (sound of engine starting) ♪ ♪
in developing news, the threat of more wet weather speeding up efforts to free 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern thailand. rescuers are racing to pump water from the cave. a top thai official says the boys need to swim out using diving equipment ahead of the bad weather. thai navy s.e.a.l.s say medics have reached the boys, and a doctor and nurse are now with the group. the children and their coach were stuck in the cave for ten days before an international rescue crew discovered them yesterday. the trump administration has withdrawn obama era guidance documents encouraging universities to consider race when evaluating applications. some universities have said they will stick with their admissions policies despite this reversal. california public universities have not used race as a factor since voters passed prop 209 back in 1996. meantime, president trump has met face-to-face with four potential supreme court nominees this week as he gears up to announce his pick to replace retiring justice anthony kennedy on monday.
>> they are outstanding people. they are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and every other way. >> senate minority leader chuck schumer said democrats will have little success in trying to delay a vote. mitch mcconnell says he hopes to have a justice confirmed by october. walmart is taking heat for a line of anti-trump t-shirts sold on its website. third party sellers produce the impeach 45 and impeach trump items. trump supporters took to twitter with a call to boycott the world's largest retailer. the listings were taken off the website. the retailer still sells make america great again and donald trump speaks for me apparel. more to come here, keeping the area around the state capitol clean takes more work than you might think. >> next, why cal osha defined the department that department in charge of cleanup. and the change one pharmaceutical company has made over the
i we worked with pg&eof to save energy because wenie. wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california.
country have increased their efforts to get to zero new hiv infections. san francisco and new york have set a goal of doing so by the year 2020. the preventative drug common any live known as prep is part of that strategy. >> but the company that makes the drug is coming under fire for increasing its price by 45% in the past six years. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez explains. >> >> reporter: as a preventative drug, it's known as a game changer. gilead in foster city which makes the drug says it reduces the risk of hiv by 99%. >> we're absolutely on the edge of, like, getting to zero new infections. >> reporter: supervisor jeff sheehy has been an aids activist for years. he is critical of gilead for increasing the price of the drug by 45% since it came out six years ago as a preventative drug. the drug is covered by most insurance companies, but there is still an out-of-pocket
expense. the budget presented by the mayor of san francisco included extra money for preventative hiv measures, including prep for those who can't afford health insurance. >> anybody who comes in, despite their insurance status, despite what their financial circumstance is, that we work with them to get financial support. >> i know it's easy to get in california relatively speaking. but when you look at other states who haven't expanded medicaid, who really haven't embraced obamacare fully, people cannot afford to pay out of pocket for this product. >> state medicaid programs are already spending more on the drug. these already financially strapped programs expect the cost to continue to rise. gilead would not tell us why it has dramatically increased the price of the drug, but said it is now contributing more to its asistance program which helps patients with their out-of-pocket expenses. by increasing the annual benefit cap, we hope to help additional eligible people access and
adhere to their prescribed therapy. a generic version has been approved by the food and drug administration, but it's not clear when it will be released in the u.s. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. a hazardous waste issue on state capitol grounds has led one state agency to issue fines against another. they filed a complaint over cleaning up needles and human waste left behind by homeless people. cal osha issued fines over nine different incidents, saying grounds workers were not properly trained or equipped to pick up the waste. new developments. the contra costa district attorney will seek to charge this man, a suspected purse snatcher, with murder. the suspect is 29-year-old otto halafifi. the victim, anne peterson, was knocked to the ground during the robbery at sunny valley mall in may and died last moh. a man
the maximum penalty for hitting four bicyclists last october. aaron paff pleaded guilty to hit-and-run charges and was sentenced to three years in police. four men were injured during a charity bicycling event where they were hit by a pickup truck that then sped away. witnesses say it appeared the truck intentionally swerved into the cyclists. san francisco police have made an arrest in the killing of a security guard working at a construction project near candlestick point. 61-year-old rollando romero was shot just before 5:30 yesterday morning and died later at the hospital. his family gave us these pictures of him. today police say they arrested 24-year-old cardell coleman. police have not released details on a motive or what led up to the shooting. this accident commuters usig the dumbarton bridge. sky 7 flew over the railer overturned at about 3:00 this afternoon. as you can imagine, it created a traffic nightmare for folks leaving the peninsula for the east bay.
all lanes reopened at about 5:00, but traffic was backed up into menlo park and east palo alto. this afternoon is predicted to be the worst time for fourth of july getaway traffic. this is where we found the worst traffic out there at the moment. here is a live look at 101 in san jose on the left-hand side of your screen. the skyway approaching the bay bridge in san francisco, and i-80 headed through emeryville in the east bay, all moving fairly slowly today. immigrants from around the world gathered on the deck of the uss hornet in alameda to become american citizens today. they were there to take the oath of allegiance in a moving ceremony. 76 people from 31 countries were sworn in front of friends and family. vice admiral linda fagan of the united states coast guard welcomed the crowd, telling them they'd make the country stronger with their passion and energy. >> so i thank you. i congratulate you. i wish you the best our country has to offer. god bless you, your families,
and god bless america. >> the ceremony was just one of many held across the country this fourth of july season. some 14,000 new citizens are expected to be sworn in over a two-week span. well, fourth of july is one of the busiest times for animal shelters rescuing pets who get scared and run off. >> next, a look at some special help some southern california pet detectives are getting. also ahead -- >> san francisco is known for strong laws protecting tenants, but there is one place where those laws just don't apply. i'm micha
do you know who this is? walnut creek police need your help to identify this dog who jumped into a parked patrol car on sunday. officials say the dog has painted toenails, fell asleep in the officer's lap and is very well-trained. she is in good health, but is not microchipped. she is currently at contra costa animal services, and police would love to reunite this dog with her family. >> seems awfully friendly. there is usually an uptick in lost pets this week. animals get spooked by the fourth of july fireworks and run off. >> in southern california, some pet detectives are finding lost dogs with the help of other dogs. >> rob mcmillan from our sister station in los angeles explains
how. >> oh, there you go. yeah. >> meet pepper, a 2-year-old bloodhound trying to pick up the scent of a lost dog in san bernardino. >> okay, pepper, you ready? search! >> pepper is looking forenala, a chow chow who got out through an open door last week and hasn't been seen since. >> we're doing the best we can. >> her owner, evelyn madrano is heartbroken. >> she is really important us to, to me. >> so she has hired a pair of pet detective. >> i've been looking for lost pets for going on 13 years now. >> on elisa burns and of course their search dogs track the scent to an apartment complex across the street. >> the dogs are indicating that nala's scent stayed in this apartment complex. >> but all of the sudden -- pepper loses the scent, which means someone likely picked up nahla and has her. >> which we're very grateful for, because that's the safest place for nahla to be is with
someone. >> but it's not just going to be nahla they're searching for. they expect to get very busy after the fourth of july. >> it might be everybody's favorite picnic day, but it is the dogs' least favorite day because they get scared by the fireworks and they run like crazy because they don't know if they're being attacked, if somebody is shooting a gun at them. they don't know what's happening. so they just run. >> that's why they say it's so important to put id on your pets. >> hi there. we're looking for nahla, the lost dog. can i give you a flier? >> meantime, the search for nahla continues. >> pet search and rescue. >> they've gotten some good leads, and they're hoping to find her before the fourth of july. >> hopefully, with everybody's efforts, we can get her back. >> rob mcmillan, abc 7 news. >> and we have a great update. their wish came true. we are happy to report that nahla has been found and is now back home with her family. she was at the apartment complex that the pet detectives were focused on. someone had picked her up and then called her rightful owners
with this great news. >> the wagging tail says it all. well we have a list of ways to keep your pets both safe and happy on the fourth of july. things like leaving your tv on in the background to use as background noise to lessen the booming noises of fireworks. >> you'll find all these suggestions on our welcomes, abc7news.com along with a list of holiday event there's as well. check it out when you have time. speak of holiday events, will clouds get in the way of fireworks sh
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san francisco is known for strong laws protecting tenants, but in the middle of this progressive city there is an island with its own rules where california laws don't apply. >> it's interesting. 7 on your side michael phenomenon any shows us where this is. >> we did not know this either. pretty amazing. this is a world unto itself with a storied history and stunning ocean views, but state and local laws that protect tenants don't apply here. instead, your landlord is uncle sam, and he sets his own rules. tenants in san francisco may pay high rent, but tough laws also protect them. that is until they pass through these gates. >> it's a beautiful place. >> we live right by the beach. >> diana and chris were living
inside those gates in this former military housing on the former san francisco presidio army base, now a national park. >> you can hear the ocean from the back porch. >> i mean, you drive through a national park to go to target. >> but that's not all that sets this place apart. >> you're in a completely different world, even though you think you're still in san francisco. >> law professor says all tenants rights in san francisco vanish inside these gates. >> you are controlled by the federal government rules and the state and the city have no power. >> rent controls, eviction controls, even building codes don't apply here. chris and diana found this out the hard way. >> we had about $2500 on the line. >> the couple was moving out of the presidio and needed their security deposit back. >> i assumed that we would just fall under california law. >> state law requires landlords to refund security deposit within 21 days or face big penalties. however, the presidio housing
officeshrugged that off. the lease says security deposits will be refunded within a period provide by applicable law. but there is no applicable law. >> dhie have held on to our money forever. >> really. >> basically have to make a federal case of it. >> the lease says any disputes must go to federal court, just like all disputes here. >> if you get a parking ticket in the presidio, you have to go to federal court. >> chris and diana came to 7 on your side. we contacted the presidio trust which runs the housing. it said our goal is to return security deposits within 30 days, but refunds are processed through the u.s. treasury and we don't control when the check is issued. >> i think people should be aware that the presidio has its own rules. >> it may be in san francisco, but also it isn't. >> so what about it took three months for the u.s. treasury to cut a check for
the whole refund. read the lease. there is 27 pages of rules and disclosures about the federal control. now i want to hear from you if you have any problems with your piece of island in san francisco or anywhere else. the 7 on your side hotline is open monday through friday, 10 to 2:00. the telephone number is 415-954-8155. this is where it comes in and oh, this is easy. i know the law. it doesn't apply. >> it's really interesting. thanks, michael. good job. well, an effort is under way at the state capitol to help cities and neighborhoods rebuild following natural disasters. a bill would make california the first state in the nation to offer insurance policies for national infrastructure. the policies would allow governments and individuals to recover damages when parks, forests, and other areas are damaged in natural disasters. supporters say it is a way to protect the state from the impact of climate change. >> why not start figuring out how do we protect against that, how do we calculate that risk,
and how do we access funds in a way that we haven't before to be able to quickly meet the needs and address the issues that are happening with climate change. >> lawmakers say the bill is inspired by similar policies around the world. for example, coral reefs near cancun are covered by insurance. we just receive ared an update from cal fire on the county fire. that's one burning near lake berryes berryessa. >> it's increased in size to 72,500 acres, but containment has tripled from earlier estimates to 15%. >> that's at least some encouraging news. spencer back with an update on the conditions on the fire lines and our forecast for the 4th. >> it's good to know containment has improved because the wind is still quite gusty there and is very, very dry. but the temperature is coming down. that's good news. as we get into the evening hours, relative humidity will increase. here is look at live doppler 7. we still have bright clear skies over most of the bay area, but that will change overnight with lots of fog and low clouds developing and pushing inland. overnight lows mainly in the mid- to upper 50s. tomorrow under mainly sunny skies, look for a cooler than
average fourth of july. it will be quite breezy. highs will break from upper 50s at the coast to mainly upper 50s and low 60s around the bay. the 12-hour planner for tomorrow, mostly sunny skies except at the coast during most of the day. but tomorrow evening, the fog will surge back from the coastline out over the bay, and might interfere with the viewing conditions for the san francisco fireworks display. inland fireworks displays will probably take place under clear skies. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. after a big cooldown tomorrow, it will start warming up on thursday. by the weekend, we'll see mid-90s inland, low 80s around the bay, and mid-60s on the coast. it will feel like summer again. >> we'll be watching very closely then. spencer, thanks. awfully busy. >> more changes. good changes, though. everyone wanted to see what happened when demarcus cousins got signed. we have video showing that exact moment. and a day after he signed, we'll tell you who else is going to return to the
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abc 7 sports report is sponsored by stanford health care. >> many in the nba are still shaking their heads, wondering how dcmarcus cousins ended up with the warriors. the exact details may never come out. the show time's cameras were rolling when the big man found out. a warning, some western team conference executive mace find this footage disturbing. ♪
>> all right. i'm a warrior. >> and you bet cousins' new teammates are paying attention. steph curry quickly sent out a ba-da-bing ba-da-boom tweet. ba-da-bi ba-da-bing, bad da bang ba-da-boom. i assume that's a very big boom. so one warrior will return. kevon looney will return for the $1.6 million for the four-year forward. looney overcame two years of injuries and posted his best season with golden state. stay manage the warriors system puts him in a position for another breakout season. well, it appears dwight howard has finally found a place to land. howard and the washington wizards have agreed to a one-year deal, but a few things have to be finished before he can sign. charlotte traded eight-time all star to brooklyn last month. the nets have agreed to buy out howard's deal. that makes him an unprerest stricted free agent. but the trade and the buyout
don't become official until friday. the wizards, if he can sign will be howard's fourth team in the last four years. well, the a's are back to work after an off day monday. they don't have to wait very long until their next one. they host the padres for a very quick two-game interleague set. and look whose back on the field. matt chapman returning from the dl. he says i'm good to go. as you see padres bench coach mark mcgwire honored before the game. he was part of the 50th anniversary ceremony. padres threatening. strikes out wil myers to end the threat. in the second, a's trying to get something going. mark khanna grounds into a season ending double play. right now it is 0-0. we'll bring you the latest as it's happening. brandon belt stars and stripes socks are as patriotic as it gets this fourth of july week. but charlie blackmon of the rockies, yeah, he provided the fireworks. look at that. straight shot off chris stratton. the rockies take a 1-0 lead.
still in the first, same score. geraldo para gets it right past panik. rockies up early. to the third i think, more rockies runs. trevor story pokes one to right. hunter pence does not play it well. and so carlos gonzalez comes around to score. the giants are trying to break the coors field curse. they have lost 13 of their last 15 here. and right now they're getting hammered. actually, they're up -- is that right? no. colorado is up. 3-zip. i think that's backward. so we'll bring you those highlights later. lebron james may remain in the hearts of cavaliers fans, but they certainly don't want to see him around town. workers took down the iconic ten-story billboard of the king today. the larger than life black and white photo with james with arms outstretched was put up in 2014 when he announced his return to cleveland. james is off to play for the lakers, and there is no shortage of billboards there. monday featured a comeback of the ages by belgium to advance to the world cup quarterfinals. today england provided the nail biting finish.
colombian english meet up in the round of 16. we have no score, but this the 57th minute, harry kane with the penalty kick, puts the english up. but in the 93rd minute, colombia's last chance on the corner kick. there for the header, and the equalizer. so this one is going to go to penalty kicks, knotted at 3 when we pick it up. colombia's carlos baca is stopped. england does not have a good history in these situations, but look at that. eric dire erased any bad memories. england wins in penalty kicks and will face sweden in the quarterfinals. that was a lot of fun. 22nd ranked maria sharapova taking e ing oing on look at sho the net. an unforced error. this is match point. sharapova, first fault. next serve, a double fault. and that would end it.
a huge upset, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 the final. sponsored by stanford health care. a lot going on. >> mindy, thanks. join us tonight at 9:00 on channel 7/13. high speed shoot-out. you'll see suspects and police exchange gunfire during a wild chase. how it ended at 9:00. and then on abc 7 news at 11:00, soothing skittish pets spooked by fourth of july fireworks. should pet owners consider using
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to celebrate the fourth with all of you tomorrow. jim and dave, good to have you with us. and good luck to all three of you. here comes the jeopardy! round, the easier round of play, we hope. and here are the categories. we'll give you the university or the college, you name the state capital for us. each correct response will end with the letter f. suzanne, you pick first. state capital colleges & universities for $200. -suzanne. -what is arizona? -no. -oh. -dave. -what is phoenix? -phoenix, yes. state capitals. -tv movies? for $800, please.