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a san jose woman stops for gas and ended up in the middle
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of a racial confrontation. that rant caught on camera. a berkeley engineer in jail charged with poisoning a co-worker at this firm. >> we investigate what's being done to keep you safe. "abc7 news" starts right now. >> live where you live, this is "abc7 news." the vigil for a rapper erupted in chaos today. these moments were caught as people stampeded out of the parking lot. >> broken candles and lost shoes litter the area. look at this mess there in southern california. l.a. first responders say at least nine people were injured. los angeles police say they have identified a suspect in the killing. shifting to the east bay, an engineer is under arrest, accused of trying to poison his co-worker.
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>> cornell bernard has the shocking details tonight. >> reporter: yeah, dan and ama, what a bizarre case this is. an engineer that worked at this firm, accused of slowly poisoning a co-worker starting in 2017. >> you don't hear about that stuff around here. >> reporter: morgan davis just found her neighbor, david chu, is in jail, charged with attempted murder. >> i saw like three officers, and they were in uniform but in clack. >> reporter: he's a chemical engineer at berkeley engineering and research. say hs charged with trying to kill a colleague by poisons her food and water. documents say the victim noticed a strange taste and smell from her water and food that she left unattended in her office. her own relatives also got sick
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last fall when they drank from her water bottle. surveillance footage from the woman's office showed chu adding a substance to the woman's water bottle on two occasions. water samples tested positive for cadnium. the lab had no comment. his linked in page says she's served as consultant in materials and chemicals. someone at his lafayette home declined comment and asked us to leave. so the big question is why? a motive remains unknown. the victim is recovering. i spoke with her briefly tonight. she had no comment. the suspect is in jail. he is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow. cornell bernard, "abc7 news." >> cornell, thank you. a shift to the weather for a moment. there is more rain on the way. us with the forecast. >> yeah, what we're tracking is
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still some light showers out there. live doppler 7, you can see there's green on the screen, so w'll zoom in a little bit tighter and show you where the showers are right now. live doppler 7 estimating this rain is coming down at about 0.02 of an inch per shower, so that's essentially drizzle overhaed. we'll combine satellite, and the reason we're see thing rain return to the region, there's a cold front just offshore, and that is going to move through california the next 24 hours. so we keep the born impact scale not only tonight but through tomorrow. so we're take a look at how long this storm sticks around tomorrow and another storm coming up in the forecast. dan? >> drew, thank you very much. it's been almost a month and a half since a mudslide talk out those homes in socilito. and today, the boulevard reopened for the first time, but a large pile of debris still remains.
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"abc7 news" met with residents of the last red tagged house in the neighborhood. the debris field will remain until late summer in the very at least. we could talk in spanish. >> new at 11:00, a woman in san jose says she was confronted for speaking spanish. man amanda del castillo joins us live from san jose. >> reporter: ama, gracie says she was inside of this shell station here at bernell road in south san jose. she said when she was greeted it was in spanish by one employee. then a second employee felt the need to speak apreat confrontation on video. when customers visit this shell gas station, they expect a full tank of gas, not racial remarks. >> you don't tell me when i
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should talk in spanish or not. >> reporter: a short conversation was interrupted by this employee. she demanded the pair speak english. >> i apologized, i said excuse me, i'm sorry, all she was saying is greeting me in spanish, how my day was going. she said, i don't care, you talk in english, because this is america. >> reporter: she says the woman grew even more hostile. >> she started saying something about trump needs to hurry up and build the wall. that's when i was like, oh, my gosh, she's being serious. i just got my phone, started videotaping her. [ indiscernible ] >> i was born here. >> reporter: the confrontation, caught on camera. the interac happening with moran's phone in one hand, and her young son in her other arm. >> i was born here -- >> prove it to me.
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prove it to me. >> i was born and raised here, and i never thought in a million years it was going to happen to me. >> reporter: a manager tells me the employee was fired that same day. san jose police have been notified. moran filed a report for the disturbance as a possible hate crime. amanda del castillo, "abc7 news." >> amanda, thank you. in the east bay, a big fire at an oakland warehouse may have started in a homeless encampment. a debris fire near the warehouse may have ignited the inferno. 20 people escaped today on east 12th street. that fire sent up a huge, thick plume of smoke. it took 60 firefighters several hours to get that fire under control. boeing 737 max jets will remain grounded for weeks apparently while the manufacturer continues to work on a software fix. the company submitted the fix to the faa last week and
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demonstrated the changes for officials last wednesday. but the faa says the company found additional work is needed before they're airworthy. they hope to receive the final package in the coming weeks. uber says it's committed to raising public awareness following the death of a college student who called an uber and got into the wrong car. the driver now faces charger in the murder of 21-year-old samantha josephson in south carolina. y uber said it works with police and college campuses to educate people how to avoid fake rideshare drivers. how do you know if the rideshare you're about to get into is safe? two commuters enter, only one can win. see who came out on top in our challenge taxi or rideshare? here is a look at what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live. jimmy? tonight, we are in las vegas. your hair smells beautiful.
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amazon seller than the uber driver i'm about to get in the car with. >> ridesharing services are popular but are they doing enough to protect passengers? >> abc 7 is committed to building a better bay area. this week we turn our focus to uber and lyft and ask do you know who your rideshare driver is? >> dan knnoyes is here with the investigation. >> reporter: these companies are making a lot of money but not doing enough to check out their drivers. don't mistake this woman's nervous laughter. she's terrified. she had done the right thing, not getting behind the wheel after a night out with friends in seattle and ordered a lyft. but at 2:45 in the morning, her driver followed her to the door, grabbing at her and grabbing himself. after two minutes, she smack s her behind and left.
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half hour later, the lyft driver tested the windows and knocked. >> he knows where i live. >> reporter: the woman asked me not to know where she lives, but the lyft driver was convicted last september of assault with sexual motivation. >> i wouldn't give my address out to a random person. so it's person like this to have background checks. >> reporter: serious complaints about some rideshare drivers are coming from customers across the country and the bay area. tomorrow morning, orlando is scheduled to appear in court again. prosecutors call him the rideshare rapist for attacks on four women in five years, he says he's not guilty. i.c.e. reports he's in the country illegally. lyft removed him when the allegations became public. uber suspended this man a day
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before he sexualy assaulted a woman. he also still drove for ilyft, but police say he picked up the woman off the street. >> at the time of the week, he had a fix of lyft and uber stickers to his window. >> reporter: and an uber driver was convicted of raping a female passenger. video shows him carrying the woman into a maryland hotel. the victim called police. >> do you have an emergency, ma'am? >> i don't know how i woke up here. >> reporter: uber says this is a deplorable crime. we have worked with police to support their investigation. >> here we have an app that basically puts women in predator's cars. >> reporter: i meet these attorneys at their office on san francisco'sor dozens of rideshare assault cases. they say uber and lyft have to do a better job checking out
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their drivers. the rideshares rely on the dmv and a third party back ground company. there is no face-to-face meeting, no drug test. >> companies don't require to even talk on the phone, let alone a face-to-face interview. >> i think also with the fingerprinting, if you're a driving, you know if your fingerprint is on file and that matters. >> reporter: that's what happens at taxi companies. fingerprints, drug tests, cameras and all the cars that need the clouds so managers can see what's happening. safety manager corey lamb tells me no fly wheel driver has assaulted a passenger in the past year. >> not one. >> five years in >> not one. >> ten years? >> not one. i've been here 13. a driver has never assaulted a passenger. >> reporter: a lyft spokesperson said he would get back with me,
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but he has not. and uber declined an interview, but e-mailed there is nothing more important than the safety of the riders we serve. that's why we've doubled on, strengthening u.s. background checks, launching new safety procedures and our process is thorough and fair. i'm hosting uber's full statement at abc7news.com. they say they'll release a transparency report detailing the number of sexual assaults. attorneys say one big improvement would be allowing women to choose a female driver, even. still, that may have some problems, you may have to work that out, as well. it's notten ea an easy issue. >> thanks, dan. in our ongoing focus on building a better
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had a commute challenge, taxi versus rideshare. uber won, being self-minutes faster and a couple dollars cheaper. in the evening commute, the taxi cost $5 less and was a minute faster. we want you to share your ideas about building a better baby joining our building a better bay area facebook group. let's turn our attention to the forecast. more rain. >> on and off showers the next 24 hours. tomorrow, have the umbrella with you. you don't need it the entire day but will likely find yourself encountering a shower. live doppler 7, we're going right into the east bay. we have some light showers from pittsburgh, oakland, antioch. north bay, showers from sonoma,
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nevado, we have the showers at the current time. the beautiful lights of the bay bridge, we have overcast skies, a lot of cloud cover today, and that will hang enough overnight and for much of the day on tuesday. so here are your accuweather highlights. light showers tonight and tomorrow. you'll see those light showers accumulate less than a quarter inch of rain in the next 24 hours. the clouds will linger much of the week. sunshine, hard pressed to find a lot of it. and we're tracking another storm. another one on thursday and friday. numbers right now, we're sitting in the 50s and we've sat here much of the evening. 56 in san francisco. 55 in gilroy. oakland at 58. and numbers not going to fall far from where we are right now tonight. storm impact scale, a level one system tonight and into tomorrow. light showers, less than a quarter inch of rainfall. winds breezy at times. tonight, that cloud cover is
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quick, temperatures in the mid to low fifts the next 12 hours. future weather will stop the cloud at 7:00, 8:00 in the morning. overcast skies, light showers. add some extra time to your commute, the road also be slick and the commute a little longer than normal. future weather showing you another batch of light showers will be moving on shore. overnight, 50s. tomorrow, 60s despite limited sunshine. 63 in san francisco. 64 in oakland. 66 in san jose. 62 in santa rosa. a high of 65 in get a little bi snow in the sierra. winter weather advisory in effect until 5:00. four to eight inches of snow. the highest peaks we could see up to a foot of fresh powder. slick travel conditions around 80 and 50 into the sierra. seven-day forecast, scattered showers on your tuesday. a lot of cloud cover on wednesday. limited sunshine. and here comes our next storm.
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thursday with showers returning. looks like a wet evening on friday. some showers lingering to saturday morgue. the numbers will be on the rise. by sunday and monday, we'll see 70s making a comeback. tomorrow, showers and gray skies. ♪ she's doing it again. no cover up spray here... cheaper aerosols can cover up odors, burying them in a flowery fog. switch to febreze air effects! febreze eliminates even the toughest odors from the air. freshen up, don't cover up. febreze breathe freely fast, with vicks sinex.
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stanford has 13 final four appearances. to make it to a 14th, the cardinal had to best the detendidetend i ing national champions. alana smith did her jobs, 7.7 boards in just the first quarter, finished with 14 and 8, as she drains the corner three. second quarter, the three from the corner. stanford led by seven at the half, holding n a season low 26 points in the first half. but the fighting irish erupted. jackie young with 25 points and 10 boards. notre dame goes on to win by 16, and they will play uconn in the final four. >> the a's opened a four-game series against the red sox, just as they left off a four-game serery with pitching and power.
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two outs in the second inning, xander bogaerts rounding third. but look at loriano, the throw, right on line. bottom half of the inning, chris davis. this is his fifth home run of the season. that leads the majors. there's a reason they call him crush davis. in the third, loriano is going to rush one, 428 feet, his first of the year. sixth inning, chad pend, he gets his first of the season. aaron brooks led the shutout as the a's win 7-0 the final from the coliseum. giants and dodgers on a beautiful night. drew pomeranz on the hill for san francisco. he gave up two home runs in the l.a. goes up 2-0. in the sixth, brandon belt gets this over the wall for his first
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of the season. then in the 7th, pablo sandoval is going to tie wit a two-out base hit. belt continued the two-out rally, picked up two more rbi with a two-run double. and the giants beat the dodgers, we like that, 4-2. this sports report is sponsored by river rock casino. so good day for the bay area. abc 7 news continues online, twitter and facebook. >> our next news cast is at 4:30 >> our next news cast is at 4:30 tomorrow woman: this is your wake-up call. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. ongoing pain and stiffness are signs of joint erosion. humira can help stop the clock. prescribed for 15 years, humira targets and blocks a source of inflammation that contributes to joint pain and irreversible damage.
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all right. monday is in the books. appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. thanks for joining us. thanks for joining us. seeou tomorw.
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