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international implications. abc 7 news reporter kate larsen is live from the federal court in san francisco to explain. kate? >> reporter: well, dan, ama, the jury here today at federal court awarded a bay area man $80 million in damages, finding bayer monsanto's weed killer roundup responsible for causing cancer. take a look. this is edward hardeman with his wife in the courthouse this afternoon. hardeman was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014. he's currently in remission but does undergo frequent testing for cancer. he started using roundup in 1986 for personal use at his bay area home and for the past month his lawsuit against monsanto has been in trial. >> i'm overwhelmed i guess with the verdict. it hasn't sunk in yet. i just want to thank the jury for the dedication in staying with such a complicated trial.
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>> reporter: now, bayer released a statement which says in part, "we are disappointed with the jury's decision but this verdict does not change the weight of over four decades of extensive science and the conclusions of regulators worldwide that support the safety of our glyphosate-based herbicides and that they are not carcinogenic. bayer will appeal this verdict." remember dwayne johnson, a former school groundskeeper from vallejo who used roundup at work, has terminal cancer. he was the first cancer patient to take monsanto to court and was originally awarded $289 million in state court but back in november after months of legal battles johnson agreed to a reduced award of $78 so hardeman as toernz are expecting some motions from monsanto in the near future. now, there's actually a third trial in oakland state court that's in court tomorrow. there's a couple in the area who
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is saying that their non-hodgkin's lymphoma is also caused by the weed killer. live at the san francisco federal building i'm kate larsen, abc 7 news. >> kate, thank you. and as news of the jury's decision broke, we used the abc 7 news app to send out this push alert. you can be the first to know about what's happening by downloading the abc 7 news app and enabling push alerts. you can also customize it for the topics and places you're interested in. in the east bay a 4-year-old oakland boy is fighting for his life because of a gunshot wound. now, he may have accidentally shot himself but it's not clear exactly what happened here. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live from the scene of this shooting with the very latest in what we know. laura? >> reporter: well, hi, dan. this investigation continues as we speak. there are officers stationed in front of the home. dhey clde here o and a little boy is in the hospital with extremely serious injuries. >> it's my brother house.
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that's my brother who they say in custody. >> reporter: anthony wilson says the house where a 4-year-old boy was shot in the head is his brother's home. and wilson claims the shooting was an accident. >> everybody was in the living room. the little boy went in the back of the room, crawled under his bed, and we heard the gun go off. >> reporter: oakland police would not confirm that the boy shot himself. onl that he was shot in the head inside the house and that two people are being detained. >> this is an ongoing investigation. we have our investigators on scene and we do have two individuals detained at this time. >> reporter: neighbors are upset knowing that a boy so young was so seriously injured. >> something like this could just tragically happen, something has to be done. this is not making any sense right here. >> it's just terrible. very le. and i'm praying for the whole family and especially the child. i hope that god be with everybody. >> reporter: these communities here in the flatlands have had more than their share ofl lives their own families, and within
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this community. >> reporter: wilson told us he believed what his brother told him, that the boy found a gun and that the shooting was accidental. >> it's supposed to be locked up. everybody know. a gun is supposed to be locked up now. the situation i don't know why it wasn't locked up. i wasn't here. i can't tell you why it wasn't locked up. >> reporter: now, the two people who are being questioned at downtown police headquarters are a man and a woman. the man lives here. the woman we're told is a visitor. it's not clear at this point if she is the boy's mother. they are again both down at police headquarters. investigators, we're told, will be here for the next several hours. it's my understanding they're obtaining a warrant to search the rest of the house. in oakland laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> just awful, laura. thank you. well, we do need to move on here. we are on storm watch across northern california. take some live looks right now. look at the beach in santa cruz to the left, the golden gate bridge in the middle and
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heavenly mountain resort in south lake tahoe. that's on the right thanks to lake tahoe tv. today's storm has moved past the bay area but continues to bring snow to the sierra. chains are need on both 80 and 50. abc 7 news was in walnut creek driving along 680 in a downpour. this was late this morning. a rain let up for a little bit to provide a great rainbow on the peninsula. look at this. this is from sky 7, this video. it captured this beautiful shot while flying over san mateo just before 10:00 a.m. abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma joins with us a look at what else to expect from this level 1 storm. drew? >> we've seen a little of everything today. we had some downpours earlier on. now we've seen a brief break in the wet weather with mixture of sun and clouds this evening. live doppler 7 scanning across the entire region and right now we've got a brief break from the wet weather. chain controls in effect like we said for good reason. snow really coming down around tahoe right now. 80 and 50. you do need your chains if
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you're traveling to the east. the bigger picture, what we're awaiting are a big year of low pressure. still off our coastline. responsible for the rain earlier today. that's going to move through northern california over the next 24 hours and keep us on the unsettled side. so keep showers in the forecast at least through the next 24 hours as that storm system moves through. on the storm impact scale it is a level 1 system we have here over the next 24 hours. tonight and tomorrow we have scattered showers in the forecast, even the chance of a clap of thunder. and those winds will not let up the next 24 hours. we'll go hour by hour, time out this storm and show you what we have in store for the weekend coming up in our full accuweather forecast in a few minutes, guys. >> drew, thank you so much. we always love to see the weather wherever you live. use the hashtag abc 7 now when you facebook, tweet or post on instagram. you could see your pictures on tv. ffrnlths you were in a section of downtown oakland at 11:00 this morning you may have received an earthquake alert. it was only a test but a very important test to see which will now expand to other parts of the
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state. and how well it worked. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez is in the newsroom. this is a way to alert us before an earthquake hit. >> reporter: we have talked about it before, dan, and i never thought this would happen, that we would actually have an alert system that would help us to quickly decide how to react with only seconds to spare. an estimated-559,000 people in an area of downtown oakland received an earthquake warning shortly after 11:00 a.m. of course in reality there was no big earthquake, just a person at the u.s. geological survey in pasadenaut t test howong iou take for people o to be warned 370 miles away. >> then what happens after, that then the message gets sent through the pipeline and then handed off to the three major cell phone providers. and then it comes to the devices. >> reporter: the first alarm of california's early warning system sounded four seconds later.
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people participating in the test recorded the exact time they received the shake alert. >> there was a wave. they all came in at once and there were several device that's came in many seconds later. >> reporter: and what does that tell you? >> it tells us we have to look at what were the differences? some of the phones were probably older. some of the oldest phones didn't get the signal at all. phones without simm cards. >> reporter: following more tests, the warning system could be in place along the entire west coast by the early 2020s. >> reporter: she said if you were to receive the alert four seconds before the earthquake starts that's just that many more seconds for you to protect yourself before the shaking happens. >> reporter: we asked people what they would do with a four-second >> go down the stairs. >> no idea. >> reporter: the right answer is of course drop, cover and hold on. i would have of course gone with a guy who said run. so clearly, dan and ama, the
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public needs to get some kind of refresher course. in the newsroom lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. did you feel that one? >> not yet. thanks, lyanne, very much. with the high cost of housing in the bay area, parking is at a premium. >> in the peninsula some are taking matters into their own hands with homemade signs. the problem, it's illegal. >> it would just get quloird and louder over the years. they haven't been this loud years back. >> it's an issue that's getting harder to ignore. the sound of trains crossing through this san jose neighborhood. next we are live with the potential solution that's getting a u.s. representative involved.
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residents in one redwood city neighborhood have taken over parking enforcement in order to save street parking in front of their homes. they've put up private no parking signs to create personal parking. that has some people upset. abc 7 news david louie is live in the redwood oaks neighborhood with details of this dispute. david? >> reporter: ama, very interesting situation here. this neighborhood's filled with duplexes, triflexes and a few single-family homes. but a lot of the garages here are used not for cars but for storage. and we've noticed that a lot of people here also have multiple vehicles per household. so they came up with a solution. reserve private parking spaces using public streets. there are no parking signs posted up and down the streets of redwood oaks, a middle-class neighborhod in redwood city. every one of them was put up privately, not a single one by the city. they are saving parking spaces in front of residents' homes.
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>> they are actually contributing to the parking problem. they're not -- they're saving parking for themselves. they're taking it away from the general public and they have no right to do that. >> reporter: there are no curbs or sidewalks in this part of redwood city. but with their signs and some orange cones residents have claimed the right to bar others from using public parking spaces. that irks sue kennedy and rocky mitchell, neighbors who took us for a walk to see how the signs have proliferated. while they and their homeowner's group have held meetings with city officials, redwood city has not ordered the sign removed. >> i just want the city to pay attention to the problem, to recognize that the redwood oaks area is being d,ha y o the pf kindf pro rteity ca tt h b tout. it explains that the roadway shoulder is public, not private property. it urges residents not to post signs or cones. police will not enforce them. redwood city told abc 7 news, "city staff is evaluating this
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issue further based on the feedback received and is still working on determining next steps." one resident, a tenant, would not tell us who put up the no parking sign where she lives. others were forthcoming. >> who put up the no parking sign in front of your house? >> my landlord. >> does it work? >> yeah. it works well. >> reporter: well, that seems to imply that there is some honor among residents, that even though they may know the signs are illegal, all the residents seem to obey them, well, they can get away with creating private parking on a public street without repercussions, at least for now. in redwood city david louie, abc 7 news. >> okay, david, thank you. in san jose some residents are upset over an increase in train traffic in recent months. they say the noise has become almost unbearable. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen is live in the city's japantown neighborhood with the story tonight. chris? >> reporter: hi, dan. it's common to see trains operating throughout the day, but here in san jose those freight trains are now operating in the middle of the night. and if you take a look behind me
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you can see just how close those apartments are to the track, leaving many people sleepless when the horns go off. the sound of train horns throughout the day can be jarring. but in san jose neighbors have been in for a rude awakening. literally. >> tarting the beginning of the year we've been hearing a train that passes by at 3:00 a.m. sometimes twice in the middle of the night. >> reporter: gwynn chow lives in japantown and says the blaring horns have become a recurring theme. >> just blaring the horn, it just wakes you up. >> reporter: union pacific says the new traffic pattern aims to reduce the number of idling locomotives. but the operating change means more trains at odd hours. >> they don't care if people need their sleep. and you know, they don't live here. they don't -- they have no idea. >> reporter: the federal regulation requires that train horns be sounded for 15 to 20 seconds before entering all public grade crossings. but not more than 1/4 of a mile in advance. that is, unless a quiet zone has
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been established. which in this case doesn't exist in san jose. >> i'll be sitting and then all of a sudden i hear something loud and i'm like what is that? but then i realize it's the train. just gets louder and louder over the years. >> reporter: but relief might be on the way. officials with the city's department of transportation are now exploring what it would take to get approval for a quiet zone from the federal railroad administration. >> a consultant would study these crossings, make recommendations for safety measures. these would be things that would make it so the trains would not have to blow their horn as they went down the railroad corridor. >> reporter: the process could take several months. neighbors here hoping for a real solution sooner rather than later. >> the earplugs doesn't even help. it's that loud. even when you insert earplugs, and i do sleep with them sometimes, it still wakes you up. >> reporter: representatives zoe lofgren is also pushing for that quiet zone. her office says the f.r.a. will soon be investigating the noise complaints. we're live in san jose tonight. i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> thank you, chris. leading tonight's bay area
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business watch, airbnb has arrived. the san francisco company has just recorded its 500 millionth guest. the company launched in 2008. news website skift says airbnb's total number of guest arrivals climbed by 100 million in just the last eight months. in january airbnb reported it was profitable ablabl ablable second year and it's now valued at more than $30 billion. target is set to reduce its environmental footprint announcing new goals today. they include lower emissions generated from the entire supply chain including emissions generated from the production of target's product cells. target's goal is to lower its emissions by 30% by the year 2030. the stock market took a dip today. dow closed down 2 points at 25,625. nasdaq lost 48 points. the s&p ended down 13. weakness in health care, technology companies and banks offset othering gains. >> stock market's down but the weather's looking up.
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>> for now anyway. drew. >> you know what the payoff is going to be the weekend. we just have to get through more rain over the next 24 hours. live doppler 7 right now this evening. we are getting some breaks in the cloud cover and also some breaks in the showers. much of the activity has pushed off to our east and around lake tahoe area in the form of snow. the picture tonight, east bay hills showing you some late evening sunset. still a fair amount of cloud cover but we look ahead to tomorrow for opening day. we've got the angels taking on the a's at the coliseum tomorrow. and if you are going to the game, i would take the sunglasses but i would also take the poncho because future weather you can see right around 3:00 it is giving us the indication that likely a shower will pop up over the coliseum. it won't be long lasting and it will be out of here by 4:00. but nonetheless the day tomorrow, you'll see ssheittl bi maybe a shower pops up and then the sunshine comes back out. it's not a washout of a day tomorrow. but showers are in the forecast. temperaturewise, with that rain
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earlier today, how warm we got this afternoon. right now we're in the upper 50s to near 60 in a lot of spots. tonight we'll hang on to a lot of that cloud cover. an isolated shower from time to time. it looks like the best bet overnight will likely be in the north bay. mid 40s to lower 50s is what we'll drop to over the next 12 hours. storm impact scale level 1 system still tonight through tomorrow. scattered showers. there's a chance of hearing a clap of thunder as well. and the winds will be gusty from time to time like they were today 20 to 30 miles an hour. future weather hour by hour we go to stop the clock at 8:30 in the morning and you can see the rain really confined to the north bay first thing in the morning. by the afternoon we start to see the showers become a bit more widespread in nature. so by 3:00, 4:00 anyone is fair game for one of those pop-up showers to pass through your neighborhood. highs tomorrow very similar to where we ended up today, about 57 in san francisco. 63 for fremont and san jose. 60 the high in livermore. 57 in santa rosa about 61 in
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oakland and antioch up to about 62 degrees. a live picture right now. this is what's happening currently around tahoe. we've got snow flying. and they're going to see a lot more snow over the next 12 hours. winter storm warning still in effect for the sierra above 5,000 feet where you could see up to two feet of fresh powder in our highest peaks. if you're thinking about traveling over to tahoe, take in the fresh powder, maybe ski, maybe snowboard. it's good weather by friday. snow is out of here partly cloudy and into the weekend. saturday and sunday it is easy travel. temperatures in the upper 40s to mid 50s. back here at home let's get to the accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow we're still tracking those scattered showers throughout the day. perhaps an early morning sprinkle friday but a mix of sun and clouds saturday and sunday here is the payoff. it's dryer. it's also warmer especially on sunday. those spots going well into the 70s away from the coast. and then we'll bring in another chance of showers early on monday and then tuesday, wednesday kind of a blend of sun
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and clouds. nonetheless, the weekend looking really fantastic. >> that's nice. thanks, drew. >> coming up, narrowing it down. >> who in the
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$750 million is on the line in tonight's powerball drawing. this jackpot is the fourth largest in u.s. history.
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now, odds to win, okay, they're astronomical. 292 million to 1. there hasn't been a powerball winner since late december. ticket sales ended at 6:54 p.m. and the drawing takes place at 8:00. we'll send out a push alert through the abc 7 news app with the winning numbers right after the drawing. download the app now and enable push alerts so you'll know if you are the winner. we're hoping we will be here in our office pool. we'll see. if you're looking for an extra edge look no further than that's where we've listed the luckiest places to buy your lottery ticket in the bay area. places where people have won big before. the places are sorted by county so it's very easy for you to use. >> our website is also where you'll find the complete list of local finalists for james beard awards. the short list came in today narrowing the bay area nominees by half. 15 bars, chefs and restaurants still have a chance to win. corey lee of benu is up for outstanding chef. the restaurant itself is up for outstanding wine program. san francisco's angler along the
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embarcadero is up for best new restaurant. the awards will be given out in may. salt fat acid heat on netflix is up for best television program. brooklyn chef and restaurant host td and wrote the book of the same name. she's up for outstanding personality. >> is doing more doing enough? it's a battle facebook faces when it comes to limits on who can post what. >>
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. the funding's had a significant impact for us. it's about a third of our school's budget. >> worries at the special olympics of northern california. it could lose a big chunk of funding in the latest education department budget plan. >> local leaders are now trying to figure out how to deal with this possibility. >> abc 7 news anchor eric thomas talked with professional olympic officials and athletes and has the story. >> reporter: david solo is ceo of special olympics of northern california. >> i have to say we're disappointed. >> reporter: the program serves
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130,000 students at nearly 600 schools in the bay area and northern part of the state. >> funding's had a significant impact for us. it's about a third of our -- it's about a third of our school's budget. >> reporter: the proposed 10% cut in the federal education budget means getting rid of the $17.6 million that helps pay for special olympics in schools. that means $300,000 less in northern california. steve amauro, athletic director at freedom high school in oakley, says disabled athletes would lose a lot. >> with special olympics they're able to not only showcase what they can bring to a community but they can also break down the boundaries of stereotypes. they can create true friendships. >> reporter: amauro says freedom high was the first school in northern california to offer unified sports where special olympians train on the same teams as athletes without disabilities. >> i'm a track athlete, bocce, bowling, and skills golf. >> reporter: christie domg is a former special olympian who now
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works as a receptionist at special olympics headquarters in pleasant hill. she says the program did a lot for her. >> people don't look at you differently whereas in school when i was going to school if i even tried to do a sport they would look at me differently. >> reporter: education secretary betsy devos agrees that special olympics is a worthy program. she says the federal government just can't pay for every worthy program. congress must approve her budget request, and it's not clear they feel the same way. in pleasant hill eric thomas, abc 7 news. an emotional admission in court today ended the criminal trial for a man charged with kidnapping jayme closs and killing her parents. jake patterson went as he pleaded guilty at his arraignment in wisconsin. after the hearing he blurted out, "bye, jayme." there were gasps from court spectators, which included members of the kloss family. patterson says he knew he was going to kidnap closs after
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seeing her at a school bus stop. he held her captive for 88 days before she was able to escape in january. patterson faces life in prison. a suspected neo-nazi pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges today as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty. james alex fields rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in charlottesville, virginia in 2017. the victims had gathered to demonstrate against a white nationalist rally. one woman, heather heyer, was killed. 28 other people were hurt. fields had initially pleaded not guilty in federal court. he also faces a potential life e sentence after a virginia jury convicted him on murder and other charges in state court. fields praised adolf hitler and encouraged violence against minorities on social media before driving into the crowd in charlottesville. today facebook widened what it defines as hate speech. the menlo park social media giant is widening its definition to apply to white nationalists and white separatists. facebook previously allowed
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posts from those groups even though it has banned white supremacists. now, facebook says white nationalism and separatism can't be meaningfully separated from organized hate groups. one local media analyst believes the government should have had more supervision of social media platforms. >> facebook is not elected officials. the fact that we're asking them to decide what is and isn't acceptable is very dangerous. it is a slippery slope. >> reporter: facebook's new policy goes into effect next week. now, abc 7 is all about building a better bay area, looking for solutions to issues you notice every day. we tackle topics like the environment, traffic, housing, and of course the homeless. these are very complex issues with no easy solutions. take for example the homeless. at last count 7,500 people didn't have a place to live. losing a job was the most common reason they became homeless. more than a third suffer from a psychiatric or emotional condition. that number has stayed pretty consistent over the last several surveys dating back to 2013.
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it is also very similar in the bay area's other big counties. in alameda county, for example, 41% of the homeless say they have a mental issue. the number is 38% in santa clara county. a solution in works in san francisco could help out elsewhere, however. and today there's a new man on the job who might make a difference. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman has the story. >> reporter: in san francisco the sign serves as a metaphor to some for how the city has historically dealt with homelessness born from a mental illness. >> i think the city is really lacking. i think there needs to be major correction. >> reporter: today an announcement by mayor london breed that she would say characterizes a new beginning. >> i want to reform the system. i want to make it work. i want to make sure that we get those people off the streets and get them the help and the support that they need. and this position is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: all in the form of granton bland, a new hire as director of mental health reform. he's been the chief of psychiatric services at san francisco general hospital. >> i think it's an engagement
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process and everything begins with relationships. >> reporter: critics say he has a tall order in rebuilding the system, especially when one looks at an arena like south of market. >> it will just happen. >> reporter: last month we profiled residents armed with cellular phones who mounted a video vigilante campaign. posting shots of homeless and making sure the mayor sees them. they include adam mesnick who lives and works south of market and posts under the daily handle south of soma. his daily feed has been like a horror show. >> the message to the mayor is to try to give us some solutions and peace as residents, neighbors, businesses. >> reporter: we asked mayor breed if this hire will improve that neighborhood. >> i'm hoping that the hiring of a new director of mental health reform will make a difference all over san francisco. >> reporter: recovery is difficult to achieve from the streets. and we want to make sure we give people experiencing homelessness adequately housed. >> reporter: today the mayor cited an additional $3 million
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and 150 new beds for the mentally ill this year. places like door house, a transitional home for those who don't need to be in hospitals. steve fields runs the place. he's dealt with the mental health issue for half a century. >> it is possible to provide the right kind of service in the right settings for everybody. >> reporter: the mayor says she will certainly try. we'll see if the best intentions translate to results. in san francisco wayne freedman, abc 7 news. now, happening tonight, a discussion of housing in san francisco. the mayor's office of housing and community development wants to hear from homeowners who are taking part in city programs. the feedback will be used to create future plans. the meeting starts at 7:00 at 1 south van ness. in berkeley people who say they can only afford to live in rvs will soon be banned from parking them on the streets overnight. the city council approved the ban after meeting with residents and rv dwellers last night. we were there for that meeting.
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the city manager's office tells abc 7 news it will now have to come one specific rules to implement the new law before it's actually enforced. council members say the city will work to find locations where the rv owners can move and provide them with homeless services. now, finding solutions to the bay area's housing issues can come in many forms. we invite you to share your ideas and see what your neighbors think by joining our better bay area facebook group. well, tonight a new warning you can take with you to the grocery store. >> what california researchers say red meat and processed meat can do to your body. and a local controversy. the flintstone house in hillsborough. next you'll hear from the lawyer defending the home's owner against a lawsuit.
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is it blunt or baffling? we're talking about the peninsula icon, the flintstone house and the legal battle surrounding it. drivers can see the house from 280 as they cross through san mateo county.
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you've probably seen it at one time or another. hillsborough is suing the homeowner florence fang over changes she made to the house. well, today her lawyer angela alioto joined us in the studio for abc 7 news at 4:00 to talk about what she thinks the real reason is behind the lawsuit. >> in my opinion they don't like the dinosaurs. they have had mrs. fang put trees in front of the dinosaurs. then the trees were not big enough. mrs. fang has done everything they have asked her to do. and this is her happy place. i mean, it's her garden. you can't even see it from the street. so quite frankly she has a first amendment right to have whatever she wants to have hin her garde. >> abc 7 news got an exclusive tour inside the three-bedroom, 2,700-square-foot home with the owner. you can get the inside view if you like by going to our website, ever wonder how the term gay became popularized? well, that's one of the topics that will be covered in a new exhibit at the oakland museum of california.
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queer california looks at the history of the lgbt communities in the state as far back as indigenous times. but it's more than a historical exhibit. it also shows the flamboyant side of gay culture which the curator says was a response to repressive attitudes from society. >> the aspects of sexuality and gender that are really central to the way queer people have experienced difference was totally essential. it will include costumes that they wore, leather motorcycle jackets, fantastic performance costumes. >> the exhibit does not shy away from showing sexually explicit material which visitors can bypass if they want. queer california opens at the oakland museum of california april 13th. there's another light storm in the forecast tomorrow before we see a stretch of dry weather. >> drew has our seven-day forecast for us coming up.
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a group of state lawmakers is pushing to pass a law to ban all flavored tobacco products in california. supporters believe tobacco
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companies target young people in their marketing campaigns. some bay area legislators are part of the group supporting the law. they blame flavored tobacco products for getting youngsters addicted. a habit that's hard to break. >> california will not sit idly by as another generation gets hooked on nicotine. in fact, we may be too late already. >> if passed senate bill 38 would also ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored chewing tobacco in california. a san francisco-based vaping company juul labs responsibilitied with a statement saying, "we have led and will continue to lead the category and support categorywide actions to reverse the trend in youth use." >> we're talking about health issues. a new study could make you think twice about what to serve for dinner. i comes from loma linda university. rob mcmillan from our sister station in los angeles explains what they're warning about. >> reporter: it's no surprise that eating lots of unprocessed red meats might lead to lower life expectancy. but a new study shows that even
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eating just the amount of red meat in one of these small tacos every day makes you nearly 20% more likely to die earlier than someone who eats no meat. >> there's a considerable amount of evidence to suggest that red meat and processed meat may be unhealthy. >> reporter: dr. michael orlick took part in the study conducted by loma linda university health, which he says is unique and eye-opening because half the people included in the study ate no meat at all, the other half at maximum a very small amount. >> two ounces of meat a day, which is like a half a serving a day. >> reporter: of course he says you've got to keep things in perspective. 20% more likely to die early from eating red meat versus, say, 200% to 300% more likely to die early from something like smoking. but he says the problem is a lot of people just don't realize how much red meat they eat every day. >> that burrito that you had or
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that pizza that you had or that vietnamese bowl that you had. >> reporter: and orlick says if you account for all of our record-keeping errors so to speak the increased risk of early death is greater than 50%. still, the national cattlemen's beef association sent this statement. there is a substantial body of scientific evidence showing beef can be part of a healthy diet. beef is a great-tasting food that provides an essential source of key nutrients like iron, zinc, and high-quality protein and helps offset nutritional deficiencies. but will this study change people's behaviors? >> i like to enjoy it. but then i kind of eat salads and vegetables. >> i'm not going to stop eating red meat occasionally. i like it. it tastes good. >> reporter: rob mcmillan, abc 7 news. >> something to think about. >> definitely. we are thinking about the weather and the nice little break we're getting. >> it is a nice break. more rain may be coming. meteorologist drew tuma is here with the fort.
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>> we're not done quite yet. the next 24 hours still showers in the forecast. at least right now we're dealing with just a blend of sun and clouds to finish off the evening. live doppler 7 seeing the sweep across the entire region. it's rather quiet. tonight, though, as we go approach midnight and thereafter we'll see some isolated showers once again. mid 40s to low 50s over the next 12 hours. storm impact scale tonight and tomorrow level 1 with those scattered showers. gusty winds. event chance of a thunderstorm popping up. hour by hour we go. let's plan out our day tomorrow. future weather tomorrow morning between 8:00, 9:00. much of the rain it is focused in the north bay first thing on your thursday. and as we get into the afternoon there you see everyone fair game for the scattered showers kind of doth the entire landscape. take the umbrella with you. you won't need it's entire day but you'll likely find yourself under one of those showers from time to time. highs on your thursday upper 50s to mid 60s. 61 in oakland. 57 in san francisco. about 63 in san jose. accuweather seven-day forecast. showers tomorrow. and then we'll start to dry out
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into the weekend. saturday and sunday we bring back the spring sunshine, warm temperatures, and then rain returns to the forecast early next week. >> all right. always want to know about the rain. >> tomorrow especially. >> i'm concerned. there's going to be a lot of fans out at the coliseum. 1:10 first pitch. >> right. what's the deal? in other sports tonight, one warriors player serving a suspension in memphis.
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good evening. nine games left in the regular season warriors tied for first with denver. so every game is meaningful right now. tonight the warriors in memphis without jordan bell. serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. steve kerr would not say what brought on that punishment. let's get to the highlights. how do they not get dizzy doing this? we're going to do it after the show and do it on facebook live i think. first quarter klay thompson hits the three. dubs hit 11 threes in the first half. you're up for it. ama? she says no. my back is bad. that was justin holiday with a buzzer-beating three. griz up six. steph curry rebound to kevin durant. throwing it down. 7 of 7 in the first half for k.d. he's now 8 of 8. moments later curry's pass ricochets properly to andre iguodala.
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better to be lucky than good. third quarter boogie cousins. as this play unfolds, pass, it pass, it there's steph on the right. pass it. don't pass it. andrew bogut comes in, limited minutes so far tonight. great look. back door to steph, who has 26. fourth quarter, 91-90 warriors. on the eve of opening day in oakland the a's made a deal with toronto, acquiring veteran slugger kendrys morales. he'll move in to play first base. morales 21 homers last year. aquired for a minor leaguer and international slot money. morales will fill in while matt olsen recovers from wrist surgery. morales a switch hitter. he can dh. and it gets better. the blue jays picking up more than 10 million of the remaining 12 mill on his contract. we caught up with opening day pitcher mike fires. >> i never get soldald o there. to be one of the 25 to go, be on the starting that 25 out there to play for oakland, it's special.
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i didn't get them off to the right step in japan but hopefully i'm going to turn it around here and hopefully give a better performance and give our team a better chance to win on thursday. >> 0-2 in japan. mike trout the highest paid player in the history of american sports tweeting oakland with a bunch of plane emojis. he probably traveled with the team but could afford his own plane if he wanted after signing that $430 million contract in the off-season. the panda, he is staying. pablo sandoval made the giants' opening day roster. that was the decision made last night. there was a question of if they'd have to let him go in fave of keeping alan hansen around. sandoval hit .248 with nine homers, 40 ribbies last season. offers a certain clubhouse spark and level of interest based on his past championship exploits. everybody loves the panda. the fate of kyler murray used to be intertwined with the oakland a's. and now that he's chosen to play in the nfl it's the 49ers who could be directly impacted by the decision. the arizona cardinals reportedly
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shopping rosen who they took first last year with their first pick in the april 25th draft as the draft approaches. and you'll see it here on abc 7 first round. if arizona takes murray first overall it will be great news for the niners leaving them with anybody they want with that second overall pick. more nfl news. jordy nelson has called it a career after a decade with the green bay packers. played last year for the raiders. in his prime nelson was elite. never quite the same after the torn acl in 2015. he ranks second in packers history with 69 touchdown receptions. had three last year with the raiders before being released last month. well, golf. tiger woods taking on aaron wise in round one of the wgc match play in austin, texas. seventh hole woods needs to sink a long par putt. look at the break on this one. oh, got it. that deserves kind of a mild fist bump. 12th hole woods and wise tied. wise birdie putt. woods also birdied. things came unglued for wise on the next hole.
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look at this approach on 13. looks like that's a great shot. it's not great anymore. that's bad luck right there. and woods ends up winning 3 and 1. what time should we do the spinaround thing? >> 6:45. >> oh, shoot. >> we missed it. >> thanks, larry. >> join us on kofy tv channel 713. coming up, how you can help nasa by lying around all day for two months. and they'll pay you $19,000. >> and on abc 7 news at 11:00, an east bay woman gets the shock of her life. what she found inside her home after being gone for just a few days. >> we'll explain that. but that's this edition of abc 7 news. look for breaking news whenever you like on the abc 7 news app. appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. for drew, larry, all of us here at abc 7 news thanks for joining
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♪ this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants-- a sports industry consultant from atlanta, georgia... a quality control specialist from rockville, maryland... and our returning champion, a digital marketing manager from toronto, ontario, canada... whose 1-day cash winnings total... [ applause ] and now, here is the host of "jeopardy!"-- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. i hope you noticed our champion, emma,
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has gone from the lady in red on yesterday's program to the lady in black today. uh, let's see what happens today with amy and steven joining us for the first time. pick up those signaling devices. hopefully, you'll use them often with these categories, starting off with... ah. that sounds like fun. and finally... you have to identify the primary city in which the television series was set. emma, start us. uh, i'll take set in the city for $200. steven. - what is chicago? - that's the city. city, $400.


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