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what happened this afternoon just before 1:00. an armed man walked in and demanded everyonelaptop. at one point, telling folks they had just ten seconds before he would start shooting. >> at first i thought it was a joke, then i saw the gun. >> world ground coffee shop employee diego said he didn't take it seriously at first but then realized the man with the orange vest, a mask, and a gun, was no joke. >> he pointed at a guy and handed him a bag and said, "i want all the laptops in the bag right now." i backed up slowly because didn't want his attention. as soon as i turned the corner, i ran for my life. >> then all the sudden i saw everybody's hands go up and heard the guy say, "raise your hands." >> reporter: linda halpern told us she was working on her laptop in a rear room of the restaurant when the robber was ordering people to put their hands in the air. >> i heard, "that means you,
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[ bleep ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ]" and oh -- raised my hands. >> reporter: oakland police confirmed the man wearing a mask or a bandana and an orange work vest over a hoodie and dark clothing got away with as many as ten laptops. it's unclear whether he drove away in a vehicle or simply walked away into the neighborhood. >> it was scary. >> reporter: the owner of world ground for 20 years says he's never had anything like this happen before. >> i was in the back and saw him pulling a gun on people in there. so i ran out the back door to call 911. >> i wanted to hide my laptop. i wanted to say, "no, i'm not going to give it to you." yeah, i want my laptop back. there's a lot of stuff on it. >> reporter: but you're okay. >> i'm okay. >> reporter: we're back live
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here. world ground has been here in the laurel district for 20 years. the owner said nothing like this has ever happened before. he said there were about 20 people inside when this man walked in. the owner told us there is surveillance video, he thinks, but he's having a hard time getting it out of the computer. he's hoping to do that tomorrow. in any case, the man had a mask on. he also has this orange safety vest on. and at this point obviously we have no explanation for that. >> sounds like he came prepared if he had the bag and everything and maybe had been thinking about this. >> reporter: right. it sounds like he came in, immediately pulled his weapon, and the witnesses told us he actually had this big sort of canvas bag, the kind of bag you would get maybe at an ikea, kind of an oversized bag. he actually handed that to a customer, a man, and ordered that guy to grab all these laptops. we have a witness who describes
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hour terrified the man was. we'll have more on that tonight at 6:00. another interesting note, was told he only asked for laptops. he didn't want phones, wallets, he only wanted people's laptops. >> that is interesting. you so much. >> strange. >> yeah. it's being hailed as groundbreaking legislation to change california's criminal justice system. san francisco assemblyman phil tang and district attorney announced a bill today that would automatically expunge eligible convictions for local jail sentences and web siipe ou arrest records that didn't result in conviction. >> the whole point of the sentence was so that you served your time and you paid your debt to society, but the point isn't to keep that debt forever. at some point, it's been paid, and you get a chance to start over. >> under current law offenders can work with the courts to have their records expunged, but many don't due to the cost and other
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issues. this bill would make that process okautomatic. in san jose a family tragedy has left neighbors devastated after a mother and two sons were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. >> the bodies were discovered at the apartment on dent avenue yesterday afternoon. today community members are processing this terrible loss as they try to move forward. abc7 has more. >> reporter: at lietz elementary school, students and staff return with heavy hearts. one of their own, a 7-year-old boy, found dead in his family's home yesterday alongside his 4-year-old brother and their mother. the result of an apparent murder-suicide at the dent commons apartment complex near meridian and 85, according to san jose police. neighbors now wondering what drove a mother to kill her two children before reportedly hanging herself. >> responsible mom, very loving, caring, always very independent. >> reporter: the three of them were discovered by a man who neighbors say was the husband and father of the deceased.
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police confirming to abc7 news that vietnamese translators were brought in to help communicate. >> our neighbor had been outside screaming hysterically, very emotional, confused, that his wife and children had died. they weren't breathing, to please help him. >> reporter: the union school district superintendent issuing a statement today saying students are being informed today based on the information we have in grade-lev-appropriate ways as guided by onsite crisis counselors. we have additionally directed additional teaching and support staff to the school. as of late this afternoon, the identities of the three have not been released by the county coroner's office. in san jose, chris winn, abc7 news. >> if you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, find your ally at -- to the north bay now. sonoma county supervisors ratified a local health emergency because of hazardous waste from last week's russian
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river flooding. supervisors also approved sending debris bins for curbside collection for the waste that has been piling up. state and fema teams have been to the county to assess the damage. fema will determine if the damage in sonoma and neighboring counties warrants a recommendation to president trump for a major disaster declaration. that would offer grants for uninsured losses and open up housing assistance for those displaced. but there are some worries here that there isn't sufficient damage to potentially qualify for the declaration. >> we here in sonoma county in this flood event, people got screwed because we were the primary epicenter of the flood event. we had an atmospheric river that came, and it just hit sonoma county and parked itself over the russian river watershed and dumped all of its moisture there. meaning that even counties to the south and north of us were not nearly as heavily impacted. had they been heavily impacted, we would have had more damages, more people who were suffering, which then would have gotten us the help that we need.
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>> according to the county, last week's storm caused about $155 million in damage. a road closed by mud and rock slides near clayton in contra costa should reopen any time now. the photos are of marsh creek road. it's been closed since yesterday. sky 7 spotted the slide along with problems along el hambra valley and bear creek roads. officials have been working on permanent fixes that have been hit hard this winter by all the rain. we had more rain, a little bit so far. >> we did. here's a live look from the east bay hills camera and our mt. tamalpais tower cameras. cloudy skies. >> spencer christian with more. >> we had a band of showers earlier. quiet now. we see light shower activity over the higher terrain, east of san jose. let's look at the live views
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over san francisco, under percently to mostly cloudy skies. 51 in san francisco. mid 50s, oakland, mountainview, san jose. 48 in morgan hill. that's our chilly spot right now. 52 at half moon bay. here's the nice view of the western sky which is bright but mostly cloudy, looking westward from emeryville. 52 now at both santa rosa and petaluma. 55 at fairfield and concord. here's the forecast animation. we're not out of the way of the showers yet. starting at 5:00 p.m. notice that later tonight it will be mainly dry and clearing a bit. during the overnight hours, we'll see spotty showers passing down along the coastline. a few will move over the santa cruz mountains. and during the morning commute, we'll see spotty showers, mainly near the coast and around the bay. look out for the wet spots. we'll have a longer look in a few minutes. >> all right, thank you. is it alive or want? it? that's the question about the duck seen in a viral video swimming into a spillway in lake bariesa. the man who shot the footage says the duck is alive.
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solano county water agency technician rick fowler -- yes fowler -- said he saw the bird come out the other side, and it shot out the other end like a bullet. another employe says -- you see the duck there -- that is not possible, claiming the velocity of water would have, quote, torn it in pieces. >> let's hope for the best. i like the other outcome. richmond high school will reopen tomorrow after being closed the last two days because of a power outage. >> crews struggled to restore electricity after an outage yesterday on the campus located on 23rd street. abc7 with the story. >> reporter: officials say two days of canceled classes started because of a power outage on tuesday afternoon. >> once the main breaker was disabled, our staff and contractor worked to figure out the problem, and the part was ordered. >> reporter: the part arrived overnight from l.a., and they thought classes would resume today. >> they realized that the part didn't quite fit. it was the right part but the
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wrong connection. >> reporter: so day two of the shutdown. some students did not get the word that classes have been canceled and showed up for school. administrators say this is a good time for parents to check the numbers the school has on file for them. >> as long as the parents have up-to-date telephone numbers and e-mail addresses in the system, they were notified. >> reporter: officials say they hope students will use this time to study and work on college and scholarship applications. >> the scholarship application is due at the end of this week. our seniors were encouraged to use this time to complete those. >> reporter: you're looking at the short-term solution. a generator has been brought in to power the school for tomorrow, so there will be classes tomorrow. as to whether these last two days will be made up, administrators say they don't know yet. in richmond, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. thousands applied for affordable housing, and only dozens receive it. today inside a new building
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changing the face of affordable housing and why other cities are looking to san francisco for solutions. next, retreat for tech elders, but is someone over 30 really an elder? agism in the tech industry. plus -- >> we appreciate it very much, tim apple. >> the hilarious change tim cook made after that slip from president trump. here's a look at the traffic outside. look at the oakland maze heading to the bay bridge. as you see, it is a little sticky. cars coming at you are trying to get on to the bay bridge. stay with us. oh! oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (announcer) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®.
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mark zuckerberg is looking to take facebook in a new direction. he says he's shifting the company'sics to to messaging -- company's focus to messaging services designed to improve privacy. his goal is to encourage small groups to carry on encrypted conversations that no one else can see. the move is seen as a major bet by zuckerberg to push facebook more firmly into a messaging market that's growing faster than its main social networking business. zuckerberg is making it clear he expects the company's messaging business to complement, not replace its core business. there's a new luxury retreat for elder workers in the tech industry. and by elder, they mean people over 30. the modern elder academy opened in mexico in november. guests apply for one-week workshops, and if accepted pay $5,000 for tuition, room, and board. the workshops focus on careers, wellness, and personal growth.
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tey are geared toward people in tech but are open to people in all fields. executive editor with cnet is with us. ian, always great to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> the tech retreat, it's a funny story. but there is a serious angle to it referring to workers over 0 0 in tech as elders which means i'm so far removed from the industry, it's terrifying. we're laughing, but is that the pervasive attitude, that if you're over 30 you're over the hill? >> there is an agism problem in silicon valley. it's something a lot of people who are at the middle and end of their careers have noticed. and it's something that's been brought up in statistics. the challenge is that the way silicon valley works is becoming pervasive around the economy. as we see boomers going into retirement, we see generation x actually getting to middle of
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their careers, and that's part of the problem. >> i'm the first to admit when i have trouble with my phone, i hand it to a teenager to fix the problem because they're so gifted at this. according to a study from indeed, only about 26% of workers are over 40 in the tech industry. that's a shock actually. >> yeah. >> 25%? >> it's a problem. and look, part of it -- it's going to be interesting to see how not only the tech industry responds to this, but they're already struggling with issues around racial diversity and gender diversity. add in age diversity, and it becomes a larger problem. you hear words like bring flooding adult supervision when they bring in an -- a kind of a not-as-young person to be the ceo of a company. and there's this challenge of we see this kind of -- we see bill gates and mark zuckerberg and even steve jobs, who were very young when they founded their companies. so it's -- this issue that keeps
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popping up. it's going to be interesting as gen z enters the work force and we see people entering in while boomers and the generation x are at the end of their careers. >> it's try as you know in all industries really that often the person who starts the company is not the best person to run the company. because they lack often business experience. maybe you're an entrepreneur with a great idea but you don't have the bandwidth or toolkit to run an actual business once it gets going. that's especially true, i would think, of the tech industry because the tech innovators are not necessarily business people to start. >> there's a long list of examples where the founding ceo was not the right person to run the company at some point. ac up, part of er the conversation, there's a great story in "the new york times" about it, is this talk about how these people bring value to the market. and really making themselves feel better about what their value is as people who have been
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around for a while. i think that's something that a lot of people forget. people who have been in their careers for a while have something to offer. maybe they're not as after risk and not as willing to take as big chances, but they have a lot of ideas. i think that's something that silicon valley struggles with. >> quickly, do you think that the tech industry will change at all, and would you tell someone who is 30, 40, 50 years old that there's a potential future in the tech industry? >> there's definitely a future in the tech industry. the question is whether the companies are going to be bright enough to actually hire that person. and that's still something that needs to change. >> okay. ian, editor of cnet, thank you for coming in. interesting discussion. at least we should go to mexico and sit in the sun. >> we are over the hill when it comes to this. all right. can you hear me? is my mike on? my light's not on. okay. apparently you can hear me. apple ceo tim cook having fun
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after president trump called him by the wrong name yesterday. >> he's really put a big investment in our country. we appreciate it very much, tim apple. >> did you hear that? tim apple? cook didn't appear to react immediately after that statement. but today he changed the name on his twitter profile taking away cook and adding the apple logo. >> that's right. >> cook was at the white house for a meeting of the american work force advisory board. the president's daughter, ivanka, was at the meeting. she, too, joked about the name mixup on twitter. we want to turn our attention to weather. spencer christian is tracking it all and if we have more rain for the end of the week. >> just call me spencer rain. spencer rain. here's a -- loa look at live doppler 7. my mike's on. drying out after a bout of midday showers, but more on the way. we don't have a dry pattern developing. looking down on the bay, these are the forecast features.
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isolated showers tonight and into tomorrow morning. light rain and showers will come in again on saturday. and daylight saving time begins on sunday. overnight, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies. it will be clearer and chillier in the north bay where temperatures will join into the 30s. some showers will move along the coastline during the overnight and early morning hours, lows in other locations will be in the low 40s. tomorrow's highs under breezy conditions and partly cloudy conditions. we'll be mainly in the mid 50s with very little range from 53 to about 55 degrees. there could be an isolated shower or two passing through tomorrow. saturday marked the beginning of little league baseball for many bay area communities. here's the forecast for saturday as a lot of the activity begins in the morning. the morning hours are going to be showery, especially in the north bay, the coast, peninsula, and east bay. by midday, we'll see some sunshine breaking through, some of the showers will continue, buthelleby latern theaftean playing baseball, it will be drier. over in the sierra, a winter
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weather advisory was in effect until 11:00 tonight. we expect another four to eight inches of snow. up to 12 inches in the peaks. let's talk about the approaching storm saturday. it ranks one on the storm impact scale, light intensity. it will produce light rain and showers. less than half an inch expected in areas. forecast animation starting at midnight tomorrow. notice that on saturday we'll see a long wave of steady, sometimes heavy rain moving at about 7:00 a.m., and that will continue pushing through the bay area in the morning hours until about noon or so. then it starts to move out and break up into spotty showers. that will be followed by another wave of rain late saturday evening into sunday morning. so we'll get little dry breaks over the weekend, but not an extended break. we prong project that rainfall totals will be a quarter inch. a half inch in other locations. to the accuweather seven-day forecast. after slight chance of some spotty, mainly coastal showers
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tomorrow, light rain and showers again on saturday with the storm recessi ranking one on the impact scale, some may linger into sunday as we begin daylight saving time. dry, mostly sunny monday. another late storm on tuesday followed by two sunny days in a row. >> whoa. >> wednesday and thursday. let's celebrate. it's a streak. >> it is. >> drum roll. thanks. good news for disney and "star wars" fans. it is official -- disneyland's massive "star wars" galaxies expansion is set to blast off on may 31st. galaxies edge is the new 14-acre land featuring rides and experiences that thrust visitors into the world of the recent "star wars" trilogy. the disney world version will open august 29th. they have to wait a bit longer. disney is the parent company of abc7. >> that's going to be cool.eeeh while going 75 miles per hour. plus -- >> wheels on a piano?
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is. the u.s. state department honored women from around the world with the annual international courage awards. secretary of state mike pompeo and first lady melania trump hosted the ceremony in washington. the state department chose ten women who demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. >> courage is not for those who talk about change but those who act to make change. courage takes sacrifice, bravery, and humility. it is the ability to put others first. >> the women were from ten counties, bangladesh, jibuti, egypt, ireland, jordan,
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montenegro, myanmar, peru, sri lanka, and tanzania. the state department has honored more than 120 women from scores of countries over the years since it created these awards in 2007. lyft is set to honor women's history month by rewarding those looking to celebrate women. the ride-sharing service says it will provide free rides up to $10 to anyone traveling to inspirational locations in the greater san francisco bay area. what does that mean? well, like historical monuments, museums, women-owned businesses, and more. the offer begins tomorrow which is international women's day, and runs through the end of the month. cell phone video appears to show a man asleep at the wheel while his tesla is on autopilot on a busy los angeles freeway. >> i think maybe the guy is like passed out in his tesla. >> yeah, teard was seth blake who saw the man while driving from anaheim to los angeles. his fiancee actualy shot the video. now blake says the man appeared to be sleeping for about ten
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minutes, and during that time, he woke up once, looked around, and went back to sleep. tesla would not comment on the video but says autopilot is only intendsed for use -- intended for use with fully attentive drivers with their hands on the wheel. >> scary. luck at the turned out that way. the amazing story of survival next. >> i didn't have anything. i went completely unprepared. >> you'll hear from the man who got by on nothing but spicy sauce packets for days. and the battle at the border. the war of words over just what's happening at our southern bo to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. 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.
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and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30 -- oakland police are investigator investigating an armed robbery. a man with a gun yelled for everyone to put their hands up and get on the floor. police say he got away with about ten laptops. the union school district in san jose confirmed one of its students was killed in an apparent murder-suicide. police say a mother killed her 4 and 7-year-old sons yesterday before then taking her own life. within the last 30 minutes, former trump campaign chairman paul manafort was sentenced to just under four years in prison for bank and tax fraud.
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abc news reporter stephanie ramos is live in washington with the details. what happened in court today? >> reporter: ama, today was judgment day for paul manafort, as you mentioned, president trump's former campaign chairman. he was in court today for his sentencing hearing, and the federal judge in that case just a short while ago sentenced him to 47 months in prison, just shy of four years for crimes related to tax and bank fraud. and this is the first of two of his sentencing hearings. paul manafort will also be in designees next week for a second hearing on other crimes. the 69-year-old was investigated by robert mueller who advocated getting those 25, abou he, as mentioned, charged with tax and bank fraud. manafort was convicted last year of hiding from the irs millions of dollars he earned from his work advising ukrainian
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politicians. he's already spent nine months incarcerated. and today getting that chance to speak directly to the judge, basically a last opportunity to beg for leniency and, in the courtroom, manafort telling the judge that he has felt humiliated, that this has been a very difficult time for his family, and in the end, manafort getting a much lower sentence than, of course, what special counsel robert mueller had requested. ama? >> was there anything added to the prison sentence? >> reporter: there actually was. the judge added a $50,000 fine and three years of supervised release. regarding the leniency with the judge, he said that -- he said this multiple times, that the sentencing guidelines were only a recommendation and not mandatory. he's referring to those sentencing guidelines from special counsel robert mueller who requested the 25 years. the judge in this case called that excessive and compared this
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case to other cases he's heard that are similar where he's imposed a much lesser sentence. so of course, explaining his decision there tonight. >> all right. stephanie ramos live from washington, d.c. thank you so much. in chilling audio released today, a colorado man who killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters discusses why he did it. let me warn you, the details are graphic. investigators met with chris watts two weeks ago in prison. watts pleaded guilty in november to murdering his wife and their 3 and 4-year-old daughters in august after first reporting them missing. in the prison tapes, he said they had argued because she learned watts was having an affair and was going to leave and take the daughters. he told investigators that's when he strangled her.
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>> did you cover her face? >> both hands on her neck. >> minutes later watts said one of the daughters came in and asked what was wrong with mommy. he loaded the girls into his truck and took them to an oil field where he killed them and dumped the bodies. watts will serve life in prison. >> i watched that special, it was awful. horrific. for the first time, we're now hearing from a man who survived five days trapped in a snowstorm by eating nothing but hot sauce. >> abc's marcy gonzalez has his story. >> reporter: it is a spicy story of survival. jeremy taylor off-roading with his dog in oregon when his suv became stuck in the snow. another storm moving in forcing them to just wait and hope for help. >> allie had a little dog food. she did all right. i didn't have anything. i went completely unprepared. and it -- there was a lot of mistakes made. >> reporter: stuck for five days with no food, jeremy turned to
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the only nourishment he could find. >> taco bell sauce in the diver's side door. three packets of fire sauce. that was for sure like the only thing in the truck. >> reporter: it was the little red sauce pacts from taco bell he credits with sustaining him until a snowmobiler found them and called for help. >> survived on fireball packets. >> reporter: made of water, tomato puree and a food additive that doubles as an energy-boosting carbohydrate, doing the trick. >> whether or not it's any nutritional value or not, at least in your mind it's something. >> reporter: taco bell saying in a statement, "we know our sauce packets are amazing, but this takes it to a whole new level." and the fast food chain says it sent him a care package including a year's supply of taco bell food and, of course, all of the sauce packets that come with it. abc news, los angeles. governor newsom says
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america's approach to b issues nds to be fundamentally changed. newsom's comments came during a roundtable discussion with local leaders and residents in the border town of san ysidro. officials said the number of migrants crossing into the u.s. last month more than doubled last year. one group rejected the president's declaration of a national emergency at the border. >> fires, those are crises that need to be addressed. and where the troops or national guard would be better put to use. this is a waste of resources. >> she leaned over to me and said something very important. she said, i hope the people that are making the decisions, particularly related to the border, will do it in a humanitarian way. and that's completely absent in this national debate. >> governor newsom was also in the area to celebrate the opening of a shelter that will temporarily house migrants. more to come here. affordable housing in the bay area. the effort to find enough room and how san francisco is leading
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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 with the stuff that keeps it beating. fill your heart with ireland. abc7 news is committed to building a better bay area. housing is one of the big issues we focus on. in san francisco more than 5,000 applied for an affordable housing unit in a new lie built
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apartment building south of market. only 83 families were lucky to get their own unit. that's san francisco's reality when it comes to affordable housing. it's just tough. the city with the help of nonprofits and private industry is becoming a model for other cities. abc7 has more from the newsroom on how. >> reporter: other cities are looking at san francisco because the city has little by little managed to create affordable housing and turned it over to the experts to manage. if you don't know what's going on with the city when it comes to this kind of housing, you are about to find out. tonight 83 families have a new, clean, and safe home. meet catina turner. once homeless she now paid $343 a month for this one-bedroom apartment in san francisco. >> i'm so happy and thank god for all of this. i'm so happy. yes. much better living. i'm more stable, yeah. >> three, two, one --
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>> reporter: the mayor and other tenants at 1036 mission street celebrated the grand opening of the building, 100% affordable housing. like turner, 40 families once homeless, live here, as well as another 43 low-income families. >> we're out there working every single day with so many amazing partners. people who are willing to invest in projects just like this. >> reporter: that partnership is what's changing the way san francisco deals with its affordable housing crisis. the land where 1036 mission stands was published by the tenderloin neighborhood development. a nonprofit that owns and manages 40 buildings similar to this. here's how it works -- the nonprofit builds or renovates them using city, state, and private funds in exchange for keeping them 100% affordable for life. >> the terms of the lease say, hey, whoever is the leasee has
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affordable housing care. even if we go out of business, whoever takes over has to abide by the terms of the lease. royal san francisco has achieved -- >> reporter: san francisco has achieved something few cities have done, transferred all 29 public housing structures to nonprofits which have been renovated. the nonprofit owns the building, but the land is still property of the city. again, the public housing in this case, 3,500 units, must remain affordable. >> it's been a great transformative process. and our public housing stock is really so improved. >> reporter: even today the reality is that overnight a few who a-- that only a few who apply get to live in affordable buildings. >> it's almost as valuable as winning the california lottery. >> reporter: indeed. the concept of transferring public housing to nonprofits began in 2012 after congress created the rental assistance
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demonstration or r.a.d. congress finally accepted that the federal government could no longer adequately maintain public housing which has been a huge burden for cities like san francisco. and credit where credit is due, the late mayor, ed lee, quickly embraced the r.a.d. vision, and here we are today. in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> here we are. okay, thank you so much. time to turn our attention back to the weather because spencer said there's some sunny days coming our way. >> we will have a few coming our way. we had a few breaks today. not many. we still have lots of clouds hanging around, although as you see on live doppler 7, not much in the way of precipitation. overnight, we'll see spotty showers move down along the coastline. overni lsl rge from 30s the north bay toow40abt er. tomobright spots, but there will be spotty showers swinging through tomorrow. high temperature only in the mid 50s. and another light storm coming saturday that ranks one on the storm impact scale. look for light rain and showers
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on saturday. and here it is, posted on the accuweather seven-day forecast. we spring forward to daylight saving time sunday morning. monday, a dry day. tuesday, more light rain. look at this streak -- wednesday to thursday, two sunny days in a row. >> whoa. is that a record? >> for recent times, yes. it is, indeed. >> i like it. >> thanks. >> okay. well, the solution to a place to live without paying big bucks. >> we'll take you inside the newest microapartment ahead. >> reporter: i'm michael finney. a san francisco-based retailer is set to close alwould you like a desk chair, weekends off, or the bathroom code? yes, please!
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with the cost of housing growing ever higher, more and more married couples are opting for roommates. according to trulia, about 280,000 married households across the country included a roommate or border last year. from 2012 to 2016, 1.89% of married koumts in san francisco lived -- couples in san francisco lived with at least one roommate. that was up 39% from the period of 2005 to 2009. san francisco and san jose are both in the top-ten housing markets that have the most
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married couples living with roommates. when it comes to your living space, how tiny is too tiny? how about 150 square feet for $1,375 a month? >> average square footage is from 150 square feet to 190 square feet. rent are starting at $1,375ing and going up to $1,495. studio house is a heritage building, so it is, you know, a refurbished building that we, our company purchased a couple of years ago with 42 units. we call them micro-studios. i'd say you would probably compare it to a hotel-type situation or a hostel but much more hip. >> small, 150 square feet. but it's -- it's what -- perfect for me. perfect for one person that's working downtown and wants this lifestyle. >> the apartment offers a very stylish murphy bed. this is a queen. it gives you the opportunity to
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pull your bed down in the evening and then tuck it away, which it then converts into a couch. it's nice because you'll have living space. we also do offer a tall table and two chairs, in most of the floor plans, as well as a two-burner stovetop. quartz countertops, a television, a nice sink, and a mini fridge. >> they're small, but it's -- they're very well put together. very well built. they're brand new. the way that they put the bed actually into the wall is super efficient. >> it's everything set. you come with your bags, and you live. some of them have restrooms within. however, 19 of those 21 on each floor have shared restrooms. so there's seven restrooms on every loor that are serviced we keep the property in tip-top shape. we have housekeeping here 24 hours a day. we're catering to really a lot of different demographics. we have some students that live here. but then we have people who work in downtown and want that convenience of being able to
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walk to work. y to we have all types of people living here -- so we have all types of people living here. >> it's convenient. >> this gives them the opportunity to get a good price on rent and still enjoy their life. >> micro-living is kind of what i'm used to. >> if it suits your lifestyle, all right. you can check out abc's new brand at, also on facebook and instagram. >> interesting. small, small, small. another car recall to tell you about. this one involves luxury vehicles. >> yeah. 7 on your side's michael finney with more. >> volkswagen which owns audi, i don't know if you know that, but they're recalling nearly 75,000 au audis. it includes q 7, a6, and a7 from model years 2016 through 2018. as well as the a8 between '15 and '18, there could be a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. audi is notifying owners and dealers will make the repairs free of charge.
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charlotte russe has begun a liquidation sale as it prepares to close more than 400 stores. the clothing company has its corporate headquarters here in san francisco. a judge approved the sale of charlotte russe assets to a liquidation company. the chain says it's in talks still to sell its intellectual property, and a buyer could keep the brand alive in brick and mortar form. the last day to use your gift cards is march 21st. more and more of us are cutting the cord, getting rid of traditional cable and satellite and turning to streaming services. a new study by linkedman research group shows almost twice the number of people had paid tv providers last year, traditional pay-tv providers, than the year before. video subscribersdent clined by nearly -- subscribers declined by nearly three million last year. at&t's directv took the biggest hit.
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losing more than 1.2 million subscribers. >> really? >> wow. >> remember, abc7 is free off the air -- >> true. >> thank you, michael. the newest trends in the automobile industry are now on display at the 2019 silicon valley auto show going on in san jose. nearly 3 -- sorry, 30 manufacturers are showing off their new models. of course, there are the popular super cars, the lamborghinis, the astin martin, pretty nice. it features a new generation of smaller trucks and the latest advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles. san jose state students are showing off their self-driving cars. the show runs through sunday at the san jose mchenry convention center. a crowd favorite is back at the san francisco ballet. abc7 news is at the war memorial opera house for a piano rehearsal of "the sleeping beauty." this is the second year in a row the company has put on the performance. it's one of the most famous of the classical ballets. the principal dancer will
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perform the title role of aurora on opening night. that includes the iconic "rose adagio" dance in which the dancer must balance on pointe and one foot for quite a long time. >> it's a moment that's technically impressive because aurora has to balance on one leg for a very long time. but also it's a very effective moment from the story's standpoint. >> "the sleeping beauty" opens this saturday and runs until march 17th at the san francisco ballet. >> so beautiful. fantastic. the show must go on for a music man with a mission. >> the first hill it was very, very dangerous, but i did it. >> it was the next hill that did him in. the damage to his piano that he carries behind him and the good samaritan to the rescue. and what's coming up at 5:00? >>5:00, a tale of two restaurants. one celebrates a beginning as another celebrates a long road to recovery. pay more to get to a giants
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game, and playing more at an as game. also, pots, pans, and cleaning them properly. important tips.
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coming up at 8:00, "grey's anott me," followed by "station 19," and "for the people" at 10:00, and stay with us for news at 11:00. a pianist had the ultimate
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mishap with his piano trying to tackle the deep terrain. we spoke to him, and the surprise ending will be music to your ears. >> i just started piano lessons with this chair. >> reporter: what's left of the bench is part of what happened to world-famous pianist dav dave delbartolo this week. transporting his piano by bike to a performance in san francisco proved challenging going down bay street. >> the first hill tissues was very dangerous, but i did it. >> reporter: the next one -- >> i was panicked. i didn't know what to do. i was singing. >> reporter: the brakes on his finy fold-up electric bike gave way, and he lost control. his piano and bench is all he's got. >> this is me, i have only my music. >> reporter: for ten years, the pianist originally from germany, has been traveling all over the world. playing his piano on the streets of war-torn countries. ♪
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or after tragedies. >> turkey was dangerous during the riots. i played in davos after the shooting. >> reporter: determined to play owo d.c. pianos in r berkeley to help him find a new bench. >> you can have it the way it is. >> seriously? >> yeah. yeah. >> thank you so much. thank you. oh, my god. i just got a bench for free. >> reporter: but wait -- the surprises -- >> i could see his passion. >> reporter: -- don't end there. >> free piano to go with it. >> a free piano? >> yeah. >> i love all of you in the world. >> reporter: before we know it -- ♪ music to our ears, and soon san francisco's and the world's. in berkeley, abc7 news. >> so the only thing left that e.eds fixing is david's electric butor now, he'll be using his minivan and trailer to move his piano. that includes his next performance tonight at pier 35.
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that is going to do it for this edition of "abc7 news" at 4:00. thank you for joining "abc news" at 5:00 starts now. i'm going to call it a bureaucratic [ bleep ] -- >> enough is enough. the plan to clean up from the flood as a local health emergency becomes desperate. and state workers creating a billion-dollar headache for taxpayers. a new plan to address the bay area housing crisis. the goal is to raise more than $1 billion. getting through the mud and muck to the hustle and bustle. two disaster stories share a common theme. south bay parrot that is not ready for its closeup. yes, yes, yes, yes. hell yes. >> sonoma county supervisors vote unanimously to approve a local health emergency and send crews to clean up thousands deb
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russian river. there are concerns tonight there isn't enough damage to qualify for a major disaster declaration. >> we here in sonoma county in this flood event, let's be blunt, got screwed because we were the primary epicenter of the flood event. we had an atmospheric river that came and just hit sonoma county, and it really parked itself over the russian river watershed and dumped all of its moisture there. meaning even counties to the south and north of us were not nearly as heavily impacted. had they been heavily impacted, we would have had more damages, more people who were suffering, which then would have gotten us the help that we need. >> now a team from fema has assessed the damage in sonoma and neighboring counties and will determine if it warrants a recommendation for the disaster declaration. good evening, i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. thanks for joining us. tonight, a tale of two restaurants. one dealing with flood fallout. another


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