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a lethal injection facility. an upgrade of the chamber was completed in 2010, but it's never been used. with 737 inmates, california has the largest death row in the united states. in fact, san quentin prison houses 25% of all condemned inmates in the u.s. >> the state hasn't executed anyone since 2006, after a federal judge declared that california's lethal injection protocol was unconstitutional. >> newsom's decision runs counter to a call by state voters. in 2016 voters defeat aid measure that would have banned capital punishment and even approved another measure to speed up the execution process. >> so with all of that as a backdrop, how does the governor justify going against the will of the voters? >> abc 7 news anchor eric thomas sat down with him today for a one-on-one interview. >> reporter: governor newsom told me that he knows his executive order will be polarizing. >> we have the largest death row in the western hemisphere. i think it's time to end the death penalty. life without the possibility of
parole. no one is not held to account. but let us hold ourselves to account that telling someone they shouldn't kill and then killing as a state sanction doesn't seem to me to advance justice. >> reporter: among the 737 people on california's death row, scott peterson, convicted % of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son. serial killer charles ng, convicted of 11 murders in calaveras county, and richard alan davis, kidnapper and killer of polly klaas in the north bay in 1993. >> are you prepared for the pushback from victims' families and victims' advocates? >> good people can disagree. it is deeply held, deeply personal, but state-sanctioned premeditated killing. i just can't do it. i can't sign those executions. >> reporter: president trump tweeted that newsom was defying the loft voters, who narrowly approved a measure to speed up ex-koog executions in 2016. newsom says no one will be released from prison because of his executive order. >> is there no murder brutal enough or heinous enough for to
you reconsider? ted bundy -- >> i've literally read over 200 of the cases. it will turn your stomach, make capable of such vile violence, such heinous acts. and there's no sympathy. i have no empathy for those that are guilty. i really don't. at the same time i cannot support premeditated state sponsored murder. >> reporter: newsom says it will save money as well since the state has spent $4 billion on death row inmates since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978. in sacramento, eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> still for many families who have lost loved ones to what the governor calls vile violence the death penalty moratorium of his adds insult to injury, particularly for the father of this little girl, polly klaas. >> polly was kidnapped from her home in petaluma and killed. her dad mark told abc 7 news reporter wayne friedman today governor newsom is advocating for evil. >> reporter: if marc klaas had
his choice -- he would not have needed to do so many interviews today. >> well, the system is screwed up when people don't follow the law. >> reporter: it has been a long road for klaas since 1993 in petaluma when richar allen davis kidnapped and then killed his 12-year-old daughter polly. if you mention davis at all in petaluma -- >> he's a monster. >> a sad soul. >> it's a curse on the community. that guy's still in san quentin. i wish he weren't. >> reporter: richard allen davis remains on death row for that kidnapping and murder. it is news again after governor gavin newsom suspended executions in california yesterday. that split this town. >> i have mixed feelings. >> reporter: and it angered marc klaas who was in the room at a meeting about victims rights issues when governor newsom made the announcement. >> he's advocating on behalf of pure evil. >> reporter: klaas has wait ford richard allen davis to die since his sentencing in 19 the 6. he remembers the vigils, the searchesish the discovery of polly's body, the personal pain. families of victims, he says,
deserve closure, no matter how much a death sentence costs. >> i think the guy needs to meet his fate, as does scott peterson. as does ramon salcedo. that are rotting away on death row. >> back in petaluma feelings remain mixed. >> i'm sure him being in a cell for the rest of his life isn't a picnic either. >> reporter: but not enough for marc klaas. >> would you watch that execution? >> i'd take champagne to the execution. >> reporter: in the north bay wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> we sent this push alert today as we live streamed newsom's announcement of the death penalty moratorium. you can donald the abc 7 news app free in the app store. %-p. there are new developments in the massive $25 million college admissions cheeting scandal. the fall for celebrities and business executives continues. >> it really does. actress lori loughlin was released on a million dollars
bond today after appearing in federal court in los angeles. she and her husband massimo gianulli are among the 33 parents charged in this scheme. ? 13 of them live in the bay area. one couple is manuel and elizabeth enriquez. manuel enriquez will be replaced as ceo of palo alto's hercules capital. hercules says he'll still a seat on the board and be an adviser. >> and ucla says it may kick out any enrolled students who benefited from bribes. usc says anyone in the current admissions cycle connected to the scandal will be denied admission. it will undertake a case-by-case review for current students. >> also, abc news reporting several prep schools in southern california have been subpoenaed as part of this investigation. abc 7 news has also confirmed that at least one bay area high school received a subpoena. >> abc 7 news education reporter lyanne menld sez in the newsroom with more on how high school counselors, lyanne, are responding to this scandal. >> reporter: well, why the subpoenas, dan? we are told that they are now
looking for more records not related with the schools but related with some of the families involved in this alleged scheme. as for high school counselors, we know that it's nearly impossible to fact check everyone. we now know that notre dame high school in belmont is one of the schools that has been subpoenaed. that doesn't mean that the school was involved in any way in the admissions scam. marianne osmond is the head of notre dame high school. she spoke to us exclusively after it was known that a former student allegedly cheated on the s.a.t. >> and at the time that she took her tests we had no idea that there was any possibility of any cheating that would be going on. that the s.a.t. test-taking process is grofrnd by the college board. >> reporter: both the students' parents, elizabeth and manuel enriquez of atherton were charged with cheating on their two daughters' college entrance exams in four separate occasions. the first in 2015 when they paid $25,000 to have someone proctor
their older daughter's s.a.t. exam and correct her answers. they are also accused of bribing the head tennis coach at georgetown university to designate their older daughter as a tennis recruit in order to facilitate her admission to georgetown. in the case of actress lori loughlin and her husband massimo gianulli the guidance counselor in the l.a. private high school where their daughters attended inquired about one of the sisters' athletic recruitment to usc. in the complaint the counselor did not believe that either of the gianullis' daughters participated in crew and was concerned that their applications may have contained misleading information. aaron billy is with test magic, a learning center in san francisco. he says the reality is there is little or no kind of fact checking going on. >> they'll say that they are overwhelmed with the number of students that they have to work
with. they barely get a chance to meet with them throughout the school year, much less check their applications. > reporter: here's something you may or may not know. many of these elite high schools are under great pressure to get their students into the ivy leagues and other top colleges. you can say it's a selling point for them. >> the students from those schools have a better chance of actually getting into the more prestigious colleges. so yes, it's important. >> reporter: and this comes at a time when so many students and their parents are waiting to hear this month, in a few days, in a few weeks from some of these colleges. and definitely it's a conversation we must all have, perhaps at the dinner table tonight. in the newsroom lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> good place for it. >> thank you, lyanne. well, this evening we are hearing from the lawyer for the stanford sailing coach who's admitted to taking bribes in the cheating scandal. >> john vandmore's attorney says his client is taking responsibility for his actions and admits what he did was wrong and if he had a do-over he certainly would not do it again.
>> the statement continued, "john is very remorseful for the damage caused to stanford, the students, staff, and the alumni. chris nguyen has more on the hurdles universities face when it comes to vetting students' applications. >> reporter: the bay area has somewhat become the epicenter of the college admissions bribery scandal. stanford university wrapped up in the mess after its sailing coach pleaded guilty to racketeering for allegedly vouching for a number of sham recruits in exchange for money. >> kids are all about getting the test scores, doing the right activities to impress. >> reporter: she served as deafen admissions and was stunned and saddened by the revelations but with so many given applications every year there's just not enough manpower to fact check every applicant. >> you you don't lie, cheat and steal to get into college. you work hard, you try your best. sometimes things go your way, sometime they don't. >> reporter: "the new york times" best-selling author wrote an anti-helicopter parenting
manifesto called how to raise an adult. she hopes this serves as a wake-up call. >> childhood has become this utilitarian pursuit of childhood admission instead of a joyful time in the life of a young human figure out what they want out of life. >> reporter: a valuable reminder when it's needed most. in palo alto chris nguyen, nbc 7 news. coming up in our next half hour, we hear from students and local colleges and get their reaction to this scandal. they'll tell you how they feel after getting into college the legal way. now to a developing story. we should learn more details tomorrow about the murder of this san jose woman two weeks ago. the man accused of killing her, an undocumented immigrant from el salvador, will appear in court for arraignment. >> and tonight the question is would she still be alive if santa clara county honored earlier i.c.e. requests to detain the suspect? abc 7 news reporter david lui is live at the county courthouse in san jose with the story.
david? >> reporter: dan and ama, the 24 quaerld suspect will appear in a court here at the hall of justice tomorrow afternoon for arraignme arraignment. he is undocumented. in fact, ice deported him from the u.s. six years ago but he re-entered the u.s. and is tied to a string of several crimes here in san jose now including that murder. i.c.e. says it has asked santa clara county six times, no make that seven times as of today, to detain 24-year-old carlos ar vado carranza. that's over a three-year time span. he's the suspect in jail arrested in connection with the brutal murder would weeks ago of 59-year-old bambi larsen in a quiet upscale san jose neighborhood. those who oppose the count y's policy to avoid i.c.e. requests say carranza appears to have an extensive history of crime. >> there's never been a court anywhere in this country that has deemed tun constitutional for the county to pick up the phone to call the federal authorities when they've god a predatory felon who's about to be released into a community.
>> reporter: mayor liccardo is a former prosecutor and wrote a letter to the county four years ago asking to change the policy. instead, supervisor dave cortese says it's i.c.e. that has not done its job. in the case of violent felons santa clara does cooperate with i.c.e., "with complete real-time computer data on who is in our custody and when they will be released. i.c.e. does not show up in a timely manner to avoid release in the community." police chief eddie garcia says his officers don't ask about immigration status in order to foster a closer relationship with immigrants. so they will not fear reporting crime. the immigrants rights group siren agrees. >> whether you're documented or undocumented you want to make sure that when you are a victim of a crime and when you are a witness of a crime that there aren't other consequence that's may result. >> reporter: carranza is homeless and is a known gang member. he was deported by i.c.e. from texas to his home country of el salvador but he was back in the u.s. the following year and arrested multiple times.
1579a clara county says it does cooperate with i.c.e. detainter requests when it receives a court ordered warrant. the county of los angeles is also involved in this case because i.c.e. says it served a request for a detainer three times over the years involving the very same suspect but that request was never honored. in san jose david lui, abc 7 ne news. >> david, stu. the father of a woman buried in a landslide returns to san francisco. we were with him when he visited fort funs-ton where she spent her last day. plus, san francisco makes history once more. the new fire chief announced today. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. a bright and beautiful day today and even warmer air is set to even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures
it's been nearly two weeks since authorities gave up looking for the body of a woman presumably killed in a san francisco landslide. but her family still hopes her body will be found. abc 7 news was in fort funston as the father of kyra sunshine scarlett placed flowers where his daughter fell during the february landslide. dave scarlet lives in advise alia but came to san francisco to provide u.s. park service police with a dna sample. it will be used to identify his daughter when her body is recovered. >> pretty much come to the understanding that her body did watch out to see the first day, the night of the 22nd when maybe as much as 2/3 of the sand actually washed back out. >> kyra and a friend were walking her dog when the hill collapsed suddenly. a family memorial was held in utah last weekend.
students at an east bay college took a stand following a racist incident today. abc 7 news was at diablo valley college in pleasant hill where students hay walkout this afternoon. one week ago racist graffiti including a drawing of a lynching was found on a bathroom stall. students say other hateful incidents have happened on campus. >> it affects not on the african-american community, the lgbtq community, the hispanic community and the middle eastern community. this is an ongoing theme for about three years now and we're tired of it. >> diablo valley college sent a message to students saying it strongly condemns the graffiti and is planning activities to discuss what happened and bring the campus together as a community. a new woman is taking over the helm of san francisco's fire department. mayor london breed announced today that jeanine nicholson, a 25-year veteran of the department, will be the next fire chief. she will be the city's first lgbt fire chief. nicholson is a breast cancer
survivor and survived burns from a fire she was fighting in 2009. abc 7 news asked nicholson about her priorities as the new chief. her first answer had nothing to do with fighting fires. >> definitely tackling the homelessness issue with mayor breed. is something we want to collaborate with her on. in a more cohesive manner. our call volume has gone way up due to homelessness and the opioid crisis. >> current chief joanne hayes white announced retirement in october. her target retirement date is may 5th. well, today is a nice day to get outside again. >> it is nice. and the wind died down a little bit. it was so breezy yesterday. meteorologist drew tuma is here with the forecast. hi, drew. >> hi, guys. those winds will continue to just relax overnight tonight. and then we'll focus on setting up a gorgeous end to the week and a beautiful weekend ahead. both saturday and sunday looking spectacular. so plan accordingly. live doppler 7 along with satellite. you're not going to find a cloud from this vantage point. the active sweep coming up
completely dry. so it is quiet. the picture this evening will take you to sutro tower pointed toward the north bay. it's really a nice evening out there. you've got tons of sunshine. a few boats on the water right now. just a light breeze at this hour. but if you remember yesterday this time we were tracking wind gusts in excess of 30, 40 miles an hour. certainly not the story this evening. calmer weather has set in. 15 the current wind in oakland. about 20 in san francisco right now but nowhere near the wind gusts we had yesterday. 7 out of that current wind right now in novato. and temperatures are really nice for this time of night. 65 in vallejo currently. about 59 in san jose. 58 in the city. 61 san rafael. 61 the current temperature in cle ses overnight tonight we're going to get pretty chilly away from the coast. the north bay and the inland east bay, you could see temperatures falling well into the 30s. certainly a chilly start to your day. on your thursday. or on the bay shoreline most spots kind of hovering in the mid if not lower 40s overt next
12 hours. future weather we do have a couple of changes to your sky tomorrow. the morning, it starts out with clear skies, but we'll start to see a little bit in the way of cloud cover developing in the afternoon. so by 12:00, 3:00 we'll certainly see some cirrus clouds mixing in with that sunshine. we'll call it filtered sunshine throughout the afternoon and into the evening. but despite that veil of cloud cover overhead temperatures pretty close to where we were today tomorrow. highs on your thursday, if you like today you'll like tomorrow as well. 62 the high in oakland. 64 san jose. 66 in saptda rosa and concord up to a comfortable high of 65 degrees. but live doppler 7 along with satellite. we are tracking this big area of high pressure off our coastline and that will move onshore friday and into the weekend. what that does will bring warmer weather our way. so temperatures will be on the rise starting on friday. future tracker temperatures, that warming trend gets under way. 60s if not near 70. and our warmest spots by friday afternoon. then those numbers continue to
rise. but saturday you'll find again what we call partly sunny. we'll see some high clouds once again moving through our sky. but still temperatures in our warmest spots getting into the low 70s. i think the better half of the weekend is certainly going to be sunday. total sunshine. we get rid of that cloud cover. and temperatures even warmer. a lot of 70s popping up even around the bay shoreline. our warmest spots going into the mid 70s. enjoy the upcoming weekend. here's our accuweather seven-day forecast. warmer weather begins on friday and then the weekend saturday and sunday i mean really just spectacular after the winter we've had so far. 60s and 70s, tons of sunshine, warmer on monday, and then we'll track some cooler weather that could bring some showers one week from today. but really a nice stretch leading into the holiday weekend on sunday. >> nice. thank you so much. >> yeah. ama and i both tried to post several times today. did this happen to you? facebook users were experiencing some withdrawal today after the
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if you're looking to pay a traffic ticket in santa clara county online, you're going to have to wait. santa clara county superior court has temporarily stopped online payments for traffic infractions and misdemeanors because of a glitch in the system. some online traffic tickets may be overcharging recipients while others could be overcharging
them. if you've paid a ticket contact the court to see if you've -- if you're undercharged the court will accept a lower payment. until the issue is fixed you'll have to pay tickets in person at the traffic court clerk's office. facebook had to turn to twitter today after the website suffered an outage. they posted "we are aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the facebook family of apps. we're working to resolve issue as soon as possible." other apps like instagram and what's app were also affected. users reported a variety of problems including many not being able to load the site at all. that's the problem i've had all day. >> me too. starbucks is offering more non-dairy options for your coffee. five starbucks reserve roasteries in san francisco, new york, and seattle now offer oat milk. starbucks locations in europe have been offering that option for more than a year. this is the first time that oat milk has been introduced in starbucks in the united states. i've never tried oat milk. have you? >> i don't think i have. i've tried almond, cashew, all that other stuff.
the government is now grounding boeing max 8 and 9s after deadly crashes. >> impact on flights here in the bay area. and new d about the alleged mastermind of the college admissions scandal. one of his first clients in northern california says she nearly drove off the road when she heard the news. also hear why a prosecutor for the ghost ship case is resigning just
a suspect was killed in a shooting involving an alameda county sheriff's deputy not long ago. sky 7 was over the scene at east 14th street and 162nd avenue in san leandro where an suv with several bullet holes it in the parking lot behind the thrift town store. >> there was also a dog inside the suv. it did not appear to be hurt ane officials haven't released circumstances surrounding that shooting. moving on now, taking a live look at sfo, airports across the country feeling a pinch after president trump ordered all boeing 737 max 8 and 9s grounded until further notice.
>> most bay area flights are operating as scheduled. and this comes after two deadly crashes, the moef recent in eiththiopia on sunday. >> 157 people, all the passengers and crew, were killed. abc's will reeve has more. >> reporter: after days of mounting pressure, the united states has grounded boeing 737 max 8 and max 9 aircraft. president trump announcing the emergency grounding this afternoon. >> any plane currently in the air will go to its destination and thereafter be grounded until further notice. pilots have been notified. airlines have been all notified. airlines are agreeing with this. >> reporter: the u.s. following grounding of the aircraft by europe, china, indonesia, and earlier today canada. southwest, american, and united airlines were among the last carriers to fly the jet after one was involved in a second crash in five months. concerns about the jet's safety coming from congress -- >> i think it mak ground the aircraft until we
have better information. >> reporter: -- and from passengers. >> i would have tried to get on a different flight. >> reporter: some moek'll o'lishlz have been proactive in trying to ban the max 8. boeing maintaining its confidence in its planes in a statement, but adding that it recommends ought faa the temporary suspension of the max fleet. the faa said in a statement that the grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of the black boxes. abc news has learned that those black boxes will be analyzed in france, not the u.s., which is a huge blow to chicago-based boeing, which had wanted the devices examined in the united states. will reeve, abc news, new york. new at 6:00, the lead prosecutor on the ghost ship warehouse fire case has resigned from the alameda county district attorney's office just weeks before jury selection was to begin. david lim told abc 7 news he is leaving the office after 20 years to open a private law practice focused on real estate and criminal defense and also to
help with the family real estate business in southern california. a spokesperson for the alameda county d.a.'s office refused to comment. lim's final day with the d.a.'s office is april 5th. d.a. nancy o'malley has not named a replacement lead counsel for the ghost ship trial. jury selection is scheduled to start april 2nd. both defendants face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 36 people who died in that fire in december of 2016. the man accused of killing a teenager that an oakland councilwoman considered to be a grandson has been convicted of murder. councilwoman linnette gibson bengtssmce mcelhaney helped raise torin hughes. he was killed when someone tried to rob him. today jurors convicted 22-year-old shehaim johnson of vallejo. another man who was allegedly the one who pulled the trigger is being tried separately. the councilwoman had attended every day of the trial since it began last month but has been absent this week because over
the weekend her son victor was shot and killed during a botched robbery in los angeles. the college admissions scandal we've been tracking since yesterday is striking a deep cord in college students, especially those working hard to get a foot in the door. >> abc 7 news reporter leslie brinkly is live at diablo valley college tonight with the story. leslie. >> reporter: i talked to a lot of students today. one in particular told me, "i work hard to be in college and it's like a slap in the working class's face that some rich families can just pay to get what they want." >> clearly hard work does not pay off. it's basically if you're rich or not. if you're rich you get in. if you're not you don't. >> reporter: maria rivera is an international studies major here at the cal state east bay campus in concord. she's proud her family is playing fair, even though they feel like the deck is stacked against them. >> i come from like a very low-income family. and i thought that was just wrong because it's like people
like me don't have the opportunity to go to those schools because if you don't get accepted -- >> it's insane how hard it is to get in this school. it's crazy. i'm shocked but i'm really happy the parents got caught. the mort fick aegs and just the humiliation they're going o'feel they're tainted with now, they truly deserve it. >> reporter: these nursing students say high school students are pressured to do the impossible, get top grades, be a star athlete, volunteer, and for many of them they also had to work. >> it's actually ridiculous to get into schools nowadays and it's almost impossible. so i can see why parents might feel the need to cheat. i think at the end of the day it ends on the system and their requirements are unrealistic. >> i know going to high school a bunch of people paid their way out of trouble and everything. and it just -- it diminishes the work that students in lower-income areas and minorities put in to get into top-notch schools. >> reporter: at dvc many students still hope to transfer to a uc campus you're maybe not
privileged, then you obviously have to work like ten times harder. >> some of us don't have as big of a start as other people. like we've got to start from the bottom. and if they're just cheating their way to get to the top, that's kind of cutting everybody in line. >> reporter: several students told me that they actually have some empathy for the students caught up in the cheating scandal, wondering where they'll go, what they'll do, if they're kicked out of their schools, and also wondering how this is going to haunt them down the road as they start careers. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> leslie, thank you. the man at the center of the scam is rick singer. he's pleaded guilty to money laundering, racketeering, and more. officials say parents paid him $25 million in bribes to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools. one sacramento woman has known singer for decades. kim perry says she was one of his first clients when she was a high school student in the '90s. perry says he seemed look a very
trustworthy guy. so she and her husband recently considered hiring him to help their daughter. >> he knew everybody. he had the volleyball coaches' numbers on his phone. he was offering to have her go visit her to tour the campus. >> right. yeah. >> i could tell he was a connected guy. especially auchlt st usc. that's where my daughter wanted to go at the time. >> the couple ended up not hiring singer partly because of his high fees. we have plenty more on this story for you including a complete list of the bay area families accused in the scandal. that's op our website, abc7news.com. when you have a moment. and continuing our coverage of that college admissions scandal, coming up, 7 on your side's michael finney has tips on how to apply for and cash in legally on college scholarships. >> good information. plus, new video shows how an iowa state trooper caught a man allegedly on his way to possibly attack google headquarters.
to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. 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. in the wake of the college admissions scandal we want to take a look at the options for students applying to college the legal way but may still need some help. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here now with some tips on where to look and save
money. >> this is where the majority of us are at. we're not billionaires. we're not hollywood stars. this is the time of year when students are expecting decisions from the university they want to attend. fall is the time of year when those applicants for colleges and for loans really get going. and "consumer reports" says it's never too early to start planning for it. mary lou decay knew she didn't want toned up deep in debt from college loans. that's why she started to apply for scholarships. and her efforts worked out. she got enough funding to take her all the way through graduate school. >> i cried. i cried so hard. i was like this is everything i ever wanted. >> reporter: how likely is it you'll end up winning scholarship cash? fairly decent, actually. though less than 1% of students get scholarships that cover the entire cost of tuition and room and board, remember, every penny counts. almost half her family used scholarship for college, with scholarships and grants covering 35% of college costs.
"consumer reports" says you should use these smart strategies to maximize your chances of getting scholarship moan. first look to your future school. colleges are one of the largest providers of grants and scholarships. >> you can increase your chances of getting merited by applying to schools where your test scores and grades are in the top 10% of the class. that'll help you stand out. >> reporter: next, be strategic about what you apply for. spend your time searching for scholarships that match your experience and interests. free websites like kpex, the college board, fast web, or scholarships.com let you fill out a profile to identify what's unique about you, then matches you with potential scholarships. go big and small. apply to both national and local scholarships. >> national scholarships offer more money, but you might be better off focusing on a local scholarship. it'll be easier to snag one of those because you'll have less competition. >> and of course it pays to start early. >> i started in eighth grade.
most people don't start in eighth grade. >> reporter: now, one thing you should keep in mind is the application deadline, it is a requirement, and if you don't make the due date it is a lost opportunity. many organizations offer a lot of money locally. you really need to cash in on that. a lot of it goes begging. it doesn't get used. check all local groups. >> thanks, michael. >> sure thing. >> there's actually another deadline coming up. >> let me tell you about this. tomorrow we have our big tax day here at 7 on your side. if you haven't filed your taxes yet, even if you-d if you have a concern, i've got tax experts all over this station. they're the smartest guys in the city. they'll be here answering your questions from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. you can also submit your questions now on facebook and twitter. just use the hashtag ask finney. >> well, if we have to think about our taxes, at least you give us help. >> thank you. >> thanks, michael. celebrating pi day one day
after his youtube video had been taken down. maine resident kyle long was arrested sunday about two miles from google's mountain view headquarters. dashcam video from iowa shows an iowa state trooper talking with long while he was waiting to get his car towed out of a ditch two days earlier. >> businessman at google headquarters. >> where's all your luggage and stuff? >> this is it. >> the trooper said he felt something wasn't right when long began talking about how upset he was at google. authorities contacted mountain view police. long's wife says she was the one who actually deleted his video, which he described as rambling and bizarre. the fda is moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes away from teenagers by restricting stales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. the new guidelines are the latest government effort to reverse what health officials call an epidemic of underaged vaping. federal law bans the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18
but the latest government figures show one in five high school students are using them. tomorrow march 14th is pi day, as in the mathematical constant 3.14. abc 7's news anchor kristen sze took part in some fun with pi, and it's something that you can try at home. >> we're going to wrap this string around the circumference of the circular object, and i'm going to cut it so that it's exactly one circumference. >> okay. >> and now we're -- so this string represents one circumference, the distance around. we're going to see how many diameters we can cut from this circumferen circumference. >> oh. >> let me guess. 3 point -- >> a little bit more. i'll have you stretch it across and he'll cut it. i'putgog ut and so you guess that we're going to get three and a little bit more.
there's two. so far so good. there's three. and a little bit more. >> you know, that works for any circular object. you can watch the entire interview and find out more about the exploratorium physicist who created pi day at abc 7 news.com. that's always fun. >> definitely. all right. let's check back on the weather. >> drew is here with more on the sunshine. drew. >> yeah, guys, it's going to be sunny tomorrow as well and temperatures will be on the rise the next couple of days into the weekend. so some warmer weather on the way. overnight tonight it's all about some chilly temperatures away from the coast dropping into the 30s in the north bay. parts of the inland east bay as well. the bayline shore will host over the next 12 hours. speaking of the next 12 hours your planner tomorrow, we start with clear skies but throughout the afternoon and evening we'll see an increase of cloud cover. despite the veil overhead tomorrow we'll see temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s. the highs on your thursday, it's a nice day all in all.
not as bright as today shaped up. but tomorrow's still nice. 59 in san francisco on your thursday. 62 in oakland. about 64 in san jose. accuweather seven-day forecast, warmer weather into the upcoming weekend, st. patrick's day looking great. if you're out and about lots of sunshine, mild air, even warmer on monday, and then rain will return to the forecast starting on tuesday. >> all right. sounds great. thank you so much, drew. some nfl football to talk about. >> larry's here. >> a lot of transactions. new year, new calendar year in the nfl. the raiders had a master plan in free agency. it took a dramatic turn once antonio brown became available. and look who's wearing silver and black now. looking and sounding all
good evening. antonio brown did everything he could to get out of pittsburgh including dyeing his mustache blond, which just looked really weird. but you know what, it worked, and today he was all smiles, introduced as a raider. raiders thrilled to get a receiver who's averaged over 100 catches and 1500 yards in each of the past six seasons. all they gave up was a third and fifth round pick. it was a steal. brown had issues with quarterback ben roethlisberger. he was acting out on social media with all these crazy posts. but he looked and he sounded all business today. and oh, yeah, the blond mustach. >> for me to be here in oakland, a part of the oakland raiders, and be able to be on the last
team that will ever be here in oakland is something special in itself. it's pressure in that. it's excitement in that. and it's a lot that come with that. and i'm here today ready to embrace all of that. >> you have a great imagination as a football coach when you coach a man like this. he can play split end, he can play flank or he can play in the slot. he can return punts and sell popcorn at halftime. we're excited about this guy. >> when all of a sudden we realize we might have an opportunity to compete for his services it changed everything. >> i'm here to prove who i am and what i stand for, not just my words but my actions. and you know, hopefully you guys see what i'm about, more so what i do. >> flashy jacket, too. that's the way he plays. brown saying all the right things, making all the right moves. the raiders posted a funny video today that showed brown surprising derrick carr at his house. >> what up, o.g.? >> ooh! >> what's up? >> are you good?
>> i'm feeling good. how are you doing? >> you guys come on in here. >> give me a hug, bro. i'm excited, bro. >> you think they told derek he was coming or what? >> they had to tell him, right? >> raiders are throwing money all over the place. wide receiver terrell williams four years, 44 million, 22 mill guaranteed. he's big, he can fly, had 41 catches and five tds last year with the chargers. great xlemtd to brown. derek carr, suddenly has two great weapons down the field. as for the 49ers, they were interested in le'veon bell, today they signed tailback telephone coleman. makes you wonder if mckinnon will be back from his acl at the colema re w kyleanahan was o coordinator with the falcons. tchts and he can catch the ball coming out of the backfield. how coleman will fill in with mckinnon and matt breida the cheetah remains to be seen at this point.
kyler murray held a private workout at oklahoma. murray didn't run for the scouts. all you have to do is watch his game tape. the guy can fly. probably runs a 4.3. these workouts are heavily scripted and murray showed he's a precise passer from the poblth, not a scrambler who makes plays running around all over the place. arizona might take him first overall in the draft. you know the saying whatever happens in vegas stays in vegas. not this time. the st. mary's gaels will be celebrating their trip to sin city for a while. what an upset of top-ranked gonzaga last night in the west coast conference championship. the gaels returning home to moraga as heroes on campus. hoisting the trophy knowing their ticket to the ncaa tournament has been punched. >> time to work. leadership. i'm really proud of this group. it's been a great run.un.un.un. re really turn
we really turned it around last six weeks. >> randy bennett can flat out coach. congratulations to the gaels. saturday abc 7 we'll have the first ever live broadcast from inside the chase center. our after the the game crew will take you inside the warriors' future home immediately following the warriors' primetime match-up from okc. it's warriors and thunder here on abc 7. and i will pick out the abc 7 suite that dan has so generously donated. it's amazing, your generosity. the whole staff. money's no object to you. you're awesome. >> you're welcome. >> thanks, larry. >> i'm going to pass this along to our general manager. join us tonight 9:00 on kofy tv 20 cable channel713. coming up, there aren't many reasons to run into a burning house but one man did and got what he went for. that's at 9:00. then on abc 7 news at 11:00, st. louis has the arch, paris has the eiffel tower. now san jose's planning a monument to silicon valley. tonight see some ideas that are being tossed around. and tonight on abc 7
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