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police officers had for shooting and killing an unarmed black man that ended up having a cell phone and not a gun. today the california attorney general's office came to the same conclusion as the d.a.'s office. >> based on our review of the facts and evidence in relation to the law, i'm here to announce today that our investigation has concluded, that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained. >> reporter: 22-year-old stephon clark was gunned down in his grandmother's back yard on march 18th last year following a police pursuit. the california department of justice review cited the fact that clark broke a sliding door, vandalized cars and didn't follow officer commands and advanced to within 16 feet of officers as being key to their decision that the officers believed they were in imminent danger. video evidence was a big part of the investigation, especially
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body cam and helicopter images. he said it was tough, telling clark's mother of the results in person this morning. >> there's a young man who is no longer alive, two sons who won't have a father, whose mother i met with who was grieving. of course it was a tough call. these are all tough calls. >> the sacramento's da's office announced the same conclusion on saturday, triggering demonstrations and a sit-in on sunday that led to the closure of the arden fair mall. activists demanded the two officers be filed as they marched in an east sacramento, predominantly white neighborhood monday night. police arrested 84 people as the protesters marched onto a freeway overpass including several pastors and journalists. sacramento black lives matter is right now occupying the police station demanding those officers be fired. >> we're angry. we're disgusted, but we also expect them to do what they're
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supposed to do or what they did do. we expect these officers to get fired. >> reporter: well, that crowd is assembling here. they're expected to gather. they may spill into the streets again. they say they are here for the long haul every tuesday, wednesday and thursday they intend to occupy this sacramento police station until they say those two officers get fired. dan and ama. >> leslie, question for you, both sacramento county and the state of california said they will not charge the officers. we're getting late word this afternoon about a new federal investigation. >> reporter: just announced. this is on a different matter. the investigation by the da and california were looking at the officers and whether they were in imminent danger. the investigation by the u.s. attorney's office and the fbi is going to zero in on stephon clark and whether or not his civil rights were violated. that's just getting under way. back to you.
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>> thank you, leslie. let's turn now to the weather. the umbrellas and coats were out today in san francisco as the sprinkles began again. >> yes, but this is just the beginning as more storms move through the bay area. let's take a live look from our mt. tam and east bay hills cameras where you can see some clouds out there. on the left-hand side of mt. tam, you can see the tops of the trees blowing in the wind. >> which is a good sign that it is coming. let's go to spencer. >> a look at live doppler 7. sprinkles in the north bay right now. from ukiah to cloverdale and guerneville, very light sprinkles moving through the area. we have a flood watch, not a warning, but a watch in effect for solano county, parts of mendocino, lake and a good portion of the sacramento valley. that's in effect until noon tomorrow, largely because of saturated ground and approaching rain. scattered showers, chance of a
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chrm and it will be turning breezy. the forecast animation taking us into the evening and late night hour. we'll see heavier showers developing around 10:30 to night. after midnight it gets really intense and the storm achieves a ranking of two on the storm impact scale. tomorrow morning's commute is going to be a stormy one. a closer look. more details in a few minutes. ama? >> thank you so much. you can always check the weather conditions where you live on the abc 7 news app. you can enable push alerts to get weather and news updates sent directly to your mobile device. rain is the last thing people in the hard-hit north bay want. >> reporter: the rain has been punishing to the north bay this year. look at this flooding of highway 37 in novato the from the vantage point of drone view 7. caltrans has put measures in place to try to prevented this but the rain is a tough adversaries. >> six large pumps deployed out
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there right now to try to move water out. when you get too much rain and there's not enough place for it to go, obviously they'll have to close it down if it floods for public safety. >> reporter: some city and residential streets in novato also have flooded. still sandbags in front of one hom on paper mill court. city officials say they're now bracing for more. >> i think it's likely we could see more flooding. we've experienced flooding in isolated areas throughout the city in the last few events. there's too much rain and not enough place for it to go. >> reporter: guerneville residents also have a close eye on the forecast. they're still cleaning up from last week's flood when the russian river rose to the highest level in 24 years. now more rain is on the way. >> trying to beat the rain? >> we are. i don't want to do this in the rain. i think a lot of us feel that way. >> reporter: this next round of rain isn't expected to cause the kind of flooding guerneville experienced last week, but the sheriff's office wants to be ready just in case. >> our emergency operations
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center is still staffed. we've got road crews on the road, lots of deputies. we're ready to face any challenges that come. >> reporter: in novato, officials say they've done preventative work and are ready to respond to what the next round brings to the area. >> we're hoping those efforts help alleviate some of the flooding. >> reporter: he says crews have cleaned out 260 storm drains in novato over the last couple months and reviewed 25 cubic yards of debris from the creeks. they've done what they can. now they're waiting to see what mother nature deals in the next couple days. fema is in sonoma county today looking at damage from last week's flooding along the russian river. the agency tweeted this picture saying fema has been asked to determine if the states will receive add fishl helps. students hope a baseball hat signed by president trump will help them cold graduation ceremonies on their campus.
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the hat went for $23,000 at a fund-raising auction. the president was asked to sign it after the state of the union address. the money will be used to remove thor man 1,000 trees on the campus that were damaged but not destroyed by the campfire. auto burglaries are on the rise in milpitas. >> since january 1st, the milpitas police department has registered more than 100 car break-ins. if the rest continues, they're expected to surpass last year's numbers which were right. >> abc 7 is live in milpitas with the latest. >> reporter: this seems like a regular parking lot, but according to milpitas this is a hot spot. with a new computer in hand, he's doing what he never thought he would have to do, file a police report. >> i just ran outside and i saw
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actually somebody smashed the glass and my laptop was gone. >> reporter: a month ago he became part of the statistics. since january 1st, 145 car break-ins in milpitas, the highest number in years. >> we've also seen a trend that people are securing items in their trunk, but vehicles are being broken into and the rear seats are being pulled down and they're looking into the trunks to see if there's anything there. >> reporter: according to police, criminals are targeting parking lots at shopping centers and malls. >> we've increased our uniform presence. you'll see more unified officers and marked patrol cars in that area. we've also deployed our electronic sign boards warning people to not leave of anything of value in their cars. >> managers say caution signs were updated to bright red to
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make them more noticeable to shoppers. >> we tell our customers, just to let you guys there have been break-ins, don't leave your valuables in your car. >> reporter: this mall security told us he noticed criminals are working in groups. >> they spy you and they break in the window depending where are you. so they spy on you, they keep in contact over the phone. >> reporter: milpitas police tell us they're working together with shopping center owners and obtained surveillance video. luce pena, abc news. donated art believed to be expensive turned out to be not worth very much at all. a donor gave pacific boy choir academy several chinese paintings about a year and a half ago. the school took out a 10% loan on the value to raise money. when it went back to discuss
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next year's school budget and decided to sell the painting, the different appraiser determined the paintings are only worth a few thousand dollars. >> there's a long tradition in chinese painting of master artists copying other master artists. so that's part of the chinese art business. >> they're not fakes, they're copies. >> right. exactly. >> now school representatives say they're looking for a financial path forward. that's tough. it is tough. a deal for the raiders? maybe. >> nothing is final until it's final. staying home for now. the plan to keep the raiders in oakland during the 2019 season. plus homeless but with a job. a man who lost all his belongings in a sweep. the effort to find a solution to the escalating problem. are you ready for daylight savi
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a deal for the raiders to play in oakland for the 2019 season is close, but not done just yet. that's according to mayor libby schaaf and stadium director scott mcgibbon. >> both schaaf and mckib gone reacted quickly to say the deal was done. >> nothing is final until it's final. it has to be voted on by the city, the county and the joint powers authority. yes, the long good-bye of the raiders has just gotten longer. we are excited that the raider nation who is the most loyal fan base in the world is probably
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going to get at least one more, possibly two more years of their team playing in oakland. i'm very excited about this, but i do want to be clear, we have not dropped our right to sue them and the nfl for wrongfully leaving our city. >> mckib gone who is overseeing the negotiations says the coliseum board will meet in closed session tomorrow to review the prospective agreement. he says any deal won't become final until next friday, at the earliest when the board holds its regular scheduled meeting. the deal calls for the raiders to play $7.5 million to play at the coliseum next season with an option to play if their stadium isn't ready. the raiders and the coliseum authority were in talks for the 2019 season. >> all of us here at abc 7 news are committed to building a better bay area. homelessness is a major issue in our communities.
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according to hud, san jose and santa clara counties have the fifth highest number of homeless residents anywhere in the country. the community tries to clean up homeless encampments period click for health and safety reasons. but when this happens, they claim their possessions go missing. one south bay city is working on a solution to that problem. >> reporter: the homeless look for safe places to camp out. they might not have much, but what they do have is valuable to them. that's why john and nolan found this spot ideal. >> we can come back at the end of the day and our stuff is there. >> reporter: however, last thursday they came back to find everything gone. a sweep had been done to clear the encampment. >> i went to work and when i came home it was all gone. >> reporter: that's not unusual for the homeless. even though they're given advanced notice, they have no place to store their property. >> what did you lose? >> my tailgater generator, a compressor, all my milwaukee
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tools. >> john may be homeless but works and needs those tools. san jose city council has a possible solution, providing them with lockers at libraries or community centers. andrea is ceo of home first. >> the homeless person would sign a contract, agreed they could store their things there. they would have to visit their items once a week, and at that point in tomb they would also have to meet with a case manager. so now there's a touch point for services and resources so we're not leaving these people to languish on the streets. >> reporter: the idea comes too late for john and nolan. >> good ideas take time to develop. in the case of lockers in san jose, the city has yet to prioritize how fast to proceed, but it could take up to 18 months for city staff to implement it. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> david did check out john's missing property, contacted two agencies that were on hand, the tools and other possessions were
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last seen in a nearby parking lot. we want to hear your thoughts about what we can do to keep building a better bay area. head to abc7news.com and search the words better bay area. you can write us with your comments and suggestions. on twitter use #betterbayarea. on facebook we'd love for you to join our better bay area group as we work on finding solutions together. the public is getting a closer look at what the $100 million makeover of the tourist center of south tahoe would look like. it would realign highway 50 and divert about a mile of highway 50 so it would run behind heavenly village and the casinos farther away from the lake. today a range of public agencies gave a progress report including renderings.
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the plan has been approved but there are a lot of conditions that have to be met before it becomes a reality. the future of high-speed rail in california is up in the air. tonight the california high-speed rail community will hold a community meeting in morgan hill. tonight's meeting is at 6:00 at the morgan hill community and culture center. there will be several other meetings this month throughout the bay area. a coalition in smoe county is hoping to attack the bay area's transportation crisis in a different way. they staged a commuter pool party in south san francisco. it was an informational forum aimed at convincing large tech companies and other employers to make transportation easier for their workers. groups weighed in. >> we're trying to get the employers in san mateo county and the region to come together, what options are available around the employees especially around car pooling and van pooling. >> among the items suggested,
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offering financial incentives and other perks. or call spencer. he'll swing by and pick you up. >> exactly. my pleasure. i'm turn the meter off, too. we've got rain on the way. here is a look at live doppler 7. there are light sprinkles in the north bay right now. scattered, light, but it's wet. here is a live view from emeryville looking at the western sky. beautiful view of the western sky. lots of low clouds, bright in the distance. current temperatures readings are 56 in san francisco, upper 50s in oakland, mountain view, san jose, morganville. you can see lots of clouds there and, of course, the rain getting close. 53 degrees in santa rosa. sprinkles in that area already. 55 degrees in napa, 52. mid to upper 50s at fairfield,
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concord and livermore. if you think getting to the beach means escaping the crowds, wrong. it's cloudy and will be wet there very shortly, too. a look at our forecast features. rain and wind intensifying overnight into the morning commute. stormy conditions in the morning commute and showers will linger through the remainder of the day into thursday. the approaching storm, the stronger part of it that will develop overnight rain, two on the storm impact scale. for tomorrow morning, periods of heavy rain, gusty wind, gusts up to 45 miles per hour, minor flooding is possible, especially with small creeks and streams, a chang of isolated thunderstorms with this impressive system. the forecast animation, starting at 10:00 tonight, at that point we'll see the first surge of more concentrated heavy downpours through the north bay. then a brief break. another surge that will be more widespread around 2:00, 3:00 a.m. or. this will last until the beginning of the morning commute.
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once the commute gets under way, one or two hours into it, we'll see the most intense elements of the storm pushing out of the bay area. followed by areas of scattered showers. some of the showers may be brief -- may be briefly heavy but won't last very long. they will be widely scattered. it will be windy. wind gusts at 11:30 do night will range from 25 to 35 miles per hour and will remain at that level of intensity until about 4:00 a.m. before they start to taper off a little bit. rainfall totals from this storm, by 11:30 tomorrow night, looking at rainfall totals between .5 and 1.5. in the santa cruz mountains the rain will be quite heavy as well. low temperatures generally in the low 50s. highs tomorrow afternoon under showery conditions will g generally in the upper 50s in the north, to about 60 in the east bay, south bay and peninsula. in the sierra it will be
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snowing. winter storm warning in effect until 10:00 a.m. thursday. gusts over 50 miles per hour and driving there is not advisable. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. after tomorrow's level two storm in the morning, it will weaken to a level one later in the day and into thursday. friday, a mainly dry day. although there could be a leftover morning shower. over the weekend, light rain returns system ranking one on the impact scale for saturday and sunday. don't forget to set your clock ahead one hour as daylight saving time begins. i love that daylight in the evening. >> summer is almost here. thanks. sales of new homes continue to rise and so do the prices. >> plus forbes' list of the world's richest people is out. some usual names on the list. some usual names on the list. a ♪
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sales of new homes climb to their highest pace in seven months at the end of 2018. the commerce department says new home sales rose 3.7% in december. lower mortgage rates and more affordable properties offered some relief for buyers. it's no surprise san francisco tops the new list of the most expensive rental markets. according to home and apartment rental app zumper, median rent in the city has reached a peak of $3,960 dollars. san francisco prizes road, the median price of a one bedroom apartment across the u.s. dropped .5% to
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the number of billionaires and their total wealth shrank. >> the top three are all familiar names, jeff bezos and family topped the list at a staggering $131 billion. >> microsoft founder bill gates is aekd at $96.5 and warren buffett in third at $82.5. >> larry ellison at 62.5 billion, followed by facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg. >> keep going down the list. president trump ranks 715th at $3.1 billion. the youngest person on the list, 21-year-old kylie jenner at $2,057, all the totals are estimates. a teenager taking back
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control of his life. >> these sources which spread misinformation should be the primary concern of the american people. >> the hearing under way in washington and the warning from the teenager caught in the middle. on strike. the bay area workers who walked off the job today.
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here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. attorney general javier baecerr announced they will not charge the two officers who killed stephon clark. officers thought clark had a gun. turned out to be a cell phone. a man who previously tested positive for hiv has shown no trace of the virus after a stem cell transplant. the second known person to be declared free of hiv. the other is the man you see here, timothy ray brown. michael bloomberg will not be running for president in 2020. he joins hillary clinton in ruling out a 2020 presidential bid. > asan a people are still missing in alabama following an ef4 tornado that killed 23 people on sunday. the twister cut a nearly
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mile-wide path of destruction near the georgia border. abc's rachel scott has more. >> after a devastating 48 hours, officials have now identified all the victims killed by sunday's powerful tornadoes. >> it's hard to describe. one day you've got everything. next day you ain't got nothing. >> reporter: such and rescue crews in day two of recovery efforts as this rural alabama neighborhood plans 23 funerals. the youngest victim just 6 years old. >> there are over seven people this man lost in one family. so it's a tragic situation. >> reporter: two tornadoes hit this area at nearly the same time. the deadliest sent 171-mile-per-hour winds whipping across 24 miles leaving behind a trail of destruction. >> oh, my god, dude. oh, my god. >> reporter: while some tornadoes only touched down for a few minutes, this one was on
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the ground for almost 30. combine that with high-ped winds and you have widespread destruction. those whose homes were spared volunteering to dig through the rubble. it stas together and we all help one another, we'll be able to rebuild and recoup and recover. >> reporter: at this hour several people are still missing. officials say they will comb through every single piece of rubble until all are accounted for. president trump is expected to visit the area on friday. reporting in beauregard, alabama, rachel scott, abc news. food and drug administration official scott gottlieb is stepping down after two years leading that agency. president trump tapped gottlieb in 2017 to cut red tape at the fda. he bucked expectations by pushing the agencies to expand its authority in several key ways including an unprecedented effort to make cigarettes less addictive by requiring lower nicotine levels. a senate committee is taking
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a closer look at vaccinations and the spreading measles and mumps epidemic. >> among those testifying, a teenage boy who made headlines for wanting to be vaccinated against his parents' wishes. >> reporter: at just 18 years old, ethan linden berger is warning about vaccination misinformation. >> i saw the information was not accurate and because of that and my health care professionals i was able to speak with and the information provided to me, i was able to make it clear, concise and science disk decision. >> reporter: the ohio teen made national headlines when he chose to have himself vaccinated against his parents' wishes. in the wake of a measles and mumps outbreak that has affected nearly 300 children and adults across the country, the committee is trying to combat the hazards of the anti vaccination movement. >> internet fraud centers who claim vaccines are not safe are preying on the unfounded fears and daily struggles of parents and creating a public health
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hazard that's entirely preventable. >> reporter: the fda deemed vaccinations safe and doctors stress they save lives. >> vaccine refusal is one of the growing health threats of our time. >> reporter: with a few arguing vaccinating should be a choice. >> i vaccinated myself and my kids. for myself and my children, i believe the benefits outweigh the risk. i still do not favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security. >> reporter: doctors warning that non-medical exemptions lead to more outbreaks. seaworld is getting rid of polystyrene foam. the 12ilar willo e wls, plates or trarlt wlvent 4 million pieces of foam from entering the environment every year. a two-day strike is under
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way for 900 employees of san mateo county. >> abc 7's matt keller has the details. >> reporter: you can see and hear hundreds of san mateo county employees on strike at the county center in redwood city. 850 employees are the only unit without a contract after ten of the 11 other units of county employees reached an agreement. >> they want to keep their o jobs and stay in san mateo county. but it's difficult basically because of the cost of living, because of the conditions that they're put in, all of that. >> reporter: the county says it intends to maintain essential services during the two-day strike. a handful of clinics close their drawers. in a statement last week the county manager says he hopes those in the unit will reconsider the offer on the table. >> as a government entities are balancing being fiscally responsible with giving our
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employees compensation that reflects the good work they do. >> reporter: the union says they're willing to go back to the bargaining table and work on a new deal. that will have to come after one more day of the strike. in redwood city, matt keller, abc 7 news. a chance encounter reunited a former firefighter in the north bai with a child he saved more than a decade ago. chris thorpe recently spotted a teenager of a 4-year-old boy he rescued from a fiery accident. thorpe approached the teen and discovered his hunch was correct. now 17 years old, christian's mother was among the five people that died in the car accident. he suffered burns on most of his body and lost an arm and leg. thorpe happened to have his gold medal of valor that he received for the rescue and he gave it to christian and said he's fought tremendous battles and is a true warrior. >> he is. it's almost daylight saving time, not savings time. >> although you'll hear that a lot. the little things you need to know about the upcoming time
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change this weekend. i'm spencer christian, clouds are getting to take care of yourself. but nature's bounty has innovative ways to help you maintain balance and help keep you active and well-rested.
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because hey, tomorrow's coming up fast. nature's bounty. because you're better off healthy. tto harrison, the wine tcollection.. nature's bounty. grace, you get the beach house, just don't leave the lights on, okay? to mateo, my favorite chair. to chris, the family recipes. to craig, this rock.
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to jamie, well, let's just say, enjoy the ride. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. the almonds to walter. the beaches to the bums. and the fog to, who else, karl. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. are you reld difficult for sunday? daylight saving time is at 2:00 a.m. depriving you of one full hour of sleep. >> assemblyman canton chu is leading the way so you won't have to change your clocks anymore. >> abc news reporter vic lee has
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the story. >> reporter: the clock is ticking until sunday when we spring forward. daylight saving time will begin at 2:00 a.m. clocks move forward an hour to 3:00 a.m. the process is reversed in the fall when clocks fall back an hour. assemblyman chu wants your clock to stay permanently at daylight saving time. >> i'm hoping next week is the last time you'll ever need to switch your clock in california. >> reporter: last november voters approved proposition 7 which makes daylight saving time year-round, but it still needs a vote of the legislature and the blessing of the federal government. chu says switching back and forth in time is hazardous to your help. researchers estimate we deprive ourselves of an extra 40 minutes of sleep because of the change. more crashes on the roads because of sleepy drivers. daylight saving time, researchers say, also causes
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more injuries at work and possibly more suicide. the data shows it increases the heart attack rate. hospitals report an average 25% spike in heart attack visits the day after we lose an hour in the spring. here are some survival tips. alcohol can interfere with your sleep. so avoid using it four to six hours before bedtime. the same with caffeine. so only decaffeinated coffee. prepare for the changes sunday by sleeping earlier. >> you kind of go to bed 15 minutes earlier probably a month before we start switching time. >> reporter: that extra hour of light could be a good thing. it could give you more time to exercise. jogging, for instance. tick tock, tick tock, sleep tight, at least until sunday morning. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> you've got to love vic. if you didn't start going to bed
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earlier a month ago, you ear out of time. daylight saving time began in the united states as an effort to save energy during world war ii and became a national standard in the '60s, first used in canada in 1908, picked up by germany in 1916. the idea was that the sun sets at 8:00 instead of 7:00, we'd spend less time with the lights on. currently about 70 countries worldwide use daylight saving time. if you thought it was invented by benjamin franklin, you're wrong. his plan simply suggested parisians could company mize candle usage. >> spencer, follow kun beuse yoan play outside longer. here is a look at live
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doppler 7. showers in the north bay right now. we'll get heavier rain. a storm ranking two on the storm impact scale. for morning commuters, look out for heavy rain, gusts to 45 miles per hour. there may be minor flooding and a chance of isolated thunderstorms as well. overnight lows as the storm intensifies will be mainly in the low 50s. tomorrows highs will change from upper 50s in the north bay to upper 60s in the south bay. tomorrow morning's storm ranks two on the storm impact scale. on thursday, trailing showers, maybe a lingering shower into early friday morning. mainly dry on friday. more light rain comes in as we spring forward today light saving time. is all this part of the atmospheric weather?
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>> the atmospheric river event will not hit us tonight or early tomorrow morning. you oftentimes hear the atmospheric river and the pineapple express used in the same language. however, they are a little different. a pineapple express, it is an atmospheric river. but how it gets that denegotiation, that moisture, it has to originate from hawaii. if it does and heads our way, it gets the name pineapple express. if it doesn't originate from hawaii it's termed atmospheric river. what you'll notice here in california, it feels mild out there, day sometime temperatures are well into the 60s. it feels muggy and humid. high humidity. typically when the water originates near hawaii, it gives u our most intense brarainfall l year. still the chance is there over the next several weeks.
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we could have another atmospheric river that originates near hawaii and gets the name pineapple express. celebrating fat tuesday, the day-long party going on right now in new orleans. i'm "7 on your side's" michael finney. ahead, the refund checks heading ahead, the refund checks heading it's a deal so good, it will make everyone a fish lover. you get 100%, wild-caught alaska pollock breaded with panko bread crumbs and topped with tartar sauce. plus, hot and salty fries and a drink. for just $4.99! the $4.99 fish sandwich combo. they say you should always listen to your heart. and where better to do that, than the island of ireland? after all, your heart is the best compass there is. so get out there and fill your heart
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breaded with panko bread crumbs and topped with tartar sauce. plus, hot and salty fries and a drink. for just $4.99! the $4.99 fish sandwich combo. it's fat tuesday, the last day of carnival season. this fat tuesday revelers and partygoers aren't showing signs of party fatigue. omar jimenez is at mardi gras in full swing. >> reporter: the culmination of the carnival season that began back in january and people had been partying ever since. they've also been parading. more than ten parades marching through new orleans streets including the recs crews. >> mardi gras is a funny entity in that it is very satirical in nature and we're celebrating the
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freedoms we have by in a way making fun of the old european traditions of the monarchy. we have a guy who is a good friend and civic leader and we make him cunning for a day. for the first time in mardi gras history, they toasted a female mayor. amongst the parades, there's the party and plenty of it. >> it's worth the flight. come on down. mardi gras, this place doesn't close until next week. >> reporter: centered at the heart of all the fun is traditions, traditions that span more than a century and help it live up to its nickname, the greatest free show on earth. >> you don't think they're having any fun there. after fad tuesday is ash wednesday. this is video at the vatican last year. the tradition began back in the sixth century as a way for
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christians to prepare for easter. ashes are marked in the shape of a cross on the forehead which represents repentance and death. the season begins on ash wednesday and lasts until easter sunday. the first ever california edition of the michelin guide is coming this summer. a new guide will also include the los angeles area, orange county, san diego, santa barbara, monterey and sacramento. michelin officials say a new study found the guide is a trusted source for international tourists and directly contributes to a destination's economy and food industry. >> that will help. the fda is issuing a warning to check your makeup bags for specific claire's items. certain items could contain asbestos. >> "7 on your side's" michael finney joins us with products to avoid. >> the fda says three different mikeup products being sold until just a few months ago could have
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asbestos fibers in them. they include claire's eye shadows, compact powder and claire's contour pallet. you can head to our website for very specific product information. asbestos, you may know, is that naturally occurring mineral often found near talc used usedd many products. the ftc is issuing more than $7 million in refunds to seniors targeted by scammers. according to the ftc's complaint, the scammers operated under names such as building money, prime cash and titan income. targeting seniors living on a fixed income offering bogus investment opportunities and take hefty over-the-phone payments t. federal government halted the scheme. more than 10,000 victims are receiving checks. if you've just tried on a
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pair of pants and think, time for a workout, kohl's may have the answer. it's pairing up with low-cost gym planet fitness. they're cutting back on square footage, but instead of clothing, it's sharing the space with planet fitness. last year kohl's shared space with weight watchers and several growersry storms. they ticked up 1% in sales. >> it all helps. a new report finds that most seniors don't get their thinking and memory abilities tested during checkups. a survey by the alzheimer's association found that just 16% of seniors say they have their cognitive abilities checked regularly. less than a third report getting formally assessed for cognitive problems. experts urge seniors to speak with their doctors about cognitive issues and remind them
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their free annual medicare wellness visit is supposed to include a brief check for early warning signs of dementia. there's new information today on the importance of limiting salt in your diet. a new report by the national academies of science ties the recommended limit on sodium to reduce risk of chronic disease. according to current guidelines, adults should limit intake to 2300 milligrams a day. excess sodium increases blood pressure increasing the risk of stroke, heart failure, stomach cancer and kidney disease. a retired iconic sign in las vegas is back from the dead. the hard rock cafe guitar sign will rock on. the 80-foot sign lit up the sky last night at the city's neon museum. after 30 years in front of the now closed hard rock cafe, the sign was dismantled last year. nearly $350 was raised to store and rebuild it. it now sports 1,500 new bulbs and more than 4,000 feet of neon
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tubing. the workout that lets you rock out. pound your way to fitness. how this new routine works. kristen is here with what's ahead on abc 7 news at 5. flight from the flames. a -- the bay area house that became an instagram hit. why it's suddenly getting a lot more attention. treating phones like cars and how that tune-up may be more important than ever. those storie
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coming up tonight on abc 7 news at 8:00, the women tell all episode of "the bachelor" followed by "the rookie." stay tuned for abc 7 news at 11:00. now to a cardio jam session, the workout class designed for participants to be able to pound away their stress with weighted drum sticks. no musical abilities required. >> it's a workout that allows you to rockout. >> this is the first time i ever took this class and it will not be my last guaranteed. >> the sticks are lightly weighted. these are our drumsticks and they provide a great upper body workout as well as your cardio. >> you can feel these are
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heavier than a traditional drumstick. >> our members come after a stressful day at work and actually look forward to it because they say they'll be able to pound their stress away and let it all out. it's so much fun. >> there's some pounding on the floor, some pounding in the air. as we're moving and squatting and lunging, we're adding the upper body movement to the exercise, so we're getting that total body workout. it's a good cardio vascular workout. >> a little dance element in it? >> a little bit. you don't have to have rhythm to participate. you have to let loose and have fun. >> i love that you don't have to have rhythm. check it out on facebook and instagram. get the latest news with personalized push alerts to get the news delivered to your phone in realtime.
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thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. abc 7 news at:00 begins right now. >> california's attorney general says two police officers who killed an unarmed man in sacramento will not face charges, and now the feds say they will step in. >> another rally, another push for a solution. tonight the growing problem of students who have no home. that man in london who may be cured of hiv, why men here have to wait to celebrate. also skies that are gray and red difficult to burst. we've got another round of rain headed our way. the local ties to a professor who helped a student who couldn't find a babysitter. it was nearly a year ago that this unarmed man was shot to death by sacramento police. the state attorney general's office has completed an independent investigation into the shooting. lready the feds say they will step in.
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i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sear. t zee. >> leslie brinkley is live with the story. >> kristen and dan, there have been two separate independent investigations, one by the d.a.'s office and this by the california attorney general's office, zeroing in on what grounds two sacramento police officers had for investigating the shooting and killing of an unarmed black man armed with a cell phone instead of a gun. the california attorney general's office has today come to the same conclusion as the da's office. we're angry, we're disgusted. we also expect them to do what they're supposed to doorwhat they did do. we also expect these officers to get fired. >> the reaction to the investigation spilling once again onto the streets of sacramento given the results of a second independent investigation into police conduct. >> based on our review of the facts and evidence in relation
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