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i'm amanda del castillo.
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a mom in palo alto launched an app that helps teens earn money while also learning about the working world. i'm lisa amin gulezian in san francisco where federal agents busted and arrested a pedophile living in this apartment. and exclusive video of the woman accused of impersonating a nanny right after her arrest tonight. abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> now from abc7 news, live breaking news. >> and that breaking news is the woman accused of posing as a nanny and terrorizing bay area families for decades. she is now in custody. >> this is exclusive video of 60-year-old mariana monticalvo shortly after her arrest tonight. abc7 news reporter kate larsen is live in kensington with the latest. kate? >> reporter: dan, ama, i've been speaking to bay area families for more than a year who say they have been victimized by mariana monticalvo who says she is a nanny. well, tonight someone recognized her photo on the news, told police about her whereabouts. here in kensington, police
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arrested her and took her to jail in martinez. >> ms. monticalvo, do you have anything to say? >> reporter: no response from 60-year-old darlene mariana monticalvo, arrested in kensington and on her way to jail. she has a lengthy history of grand theft and check fraud dating back to the '80s. here she is in court in contra costa county in 2004, accused then of posing as a fake nanny who stole from bay area families. >> it is very, very horrifying. it's very scary. it's kept me up at night. >> reporter: this woman is so afraid of monticalvo that she didn't want to be identified. she is a bay area nanny, and says last month monticalvo pretended to be a mom wanting to hire her. she gave her information wanting to verify her credentials, but quickly realized her proposed employer is up to no good. >> i told her straight out, i think you're scamming me. please destroy my documents. she then flipped out on me, accusing me of all kinds of
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things as if i was the one in the wrong. >> reporter: monticalvo allegedly used the personal information to steal the nanny's identity, and then seen here used the real nanny's good name to interview for jobs with families in search. >> she is prolific is one way to put it. >> officer john corcoran led the investigation. oakland police also have a warrant out for her arrest for felony identity theft and misdemeanor cruelty to child by inflicting injury. >> i consider her dangerous. i wouldn't want her in my house watching my children. >> the alameda county d.a.'s office tells me the cruelty to a child charge stems from an incident last year in which monticalvo led lett an infant boy cry for extended periods of time and forcibly put him down in his crib. she'll be in court tomorrow and next week. live in kensington, i'm kate laenab > e looking fo wirn car evening commute. officers shut down
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northbound lanes of 880 arounea evidence. it all started when a car pulled up behind chp officers who are already on the side of the road for an unrelated incident. the driver told officers they were shot at on the freeway near san lorenzo. officers found two bullet holes in the car. thankfully no one was hurt. a san francisco man has been busted with hundreds of thousands of child porn images. he was caught with the help of a new cyber criminal lab here in the bay area. it's a story you'll see only on abc7 news. reporter lisa amin gulezian joins us live from the newsroom with more. lisa? >> ama, the feds found him in the excelsior district. he has b sentenced to 15 years in homeland security investigation newly established cyber crimes lab found roughly 200,000 child porn images in joey hernandez's possession. >> maybe that's something in a sexually explicit photo. >> 60% of the lab's focus is on
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child exploitation cases. it's the only one of its find in northern california, and it helped bust joey hernandez. here is how it all went down. canadian authorities noticed a lot of child porn activity on an ip address. they contacted homeland security investigations here in california. the lab was able to then find the owner of that ip address in this apartment. >> upon making entry to his residence, we found mr. hernandez in bed with an underaged female. >> hernandez was a habitual predator, and filming some of his exploits, and we were able to identify particular areas that he had done that. >> they compared background images and used facial recognition to find victims, and matched a lot to a neighborhood in the excelsior. those who live next door are shocked. >> we would see him every now and then but we didn't really know him or anything. he didn't seem any different than anyone else. >> we've got a granddaughter here. just hear about stuff like that. i work for the school district. any of that kind of stuff just
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gives me the shivers. >> if you would like the report a cyber crime we have a link to our website. go to in the newsroom, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> lisa, thank you. developing news. a fire that burned for several hours tonight at the phillips 66 refinery in carson near los angeles is now out. it appears a mechanical problem was the cause. no one was hurt. gas prices rose across california following a fire at this same refinery in carson, and problems at valero's benicia refinery in march. on the peninsula, hazardous materials experts say there is no danger to the public after radioactive materials were found inside a home in san carlos. sky 7 flew above the neighborhood on cedar street. city officials say the house's resident died earlier this year. his relatives notified the city today after discovering conta containers that appeared to be filled with radioactive material. a state team will remove the items on saturday. new developments. the district attorney of butte county has confirmed pg&e equipment did start the camp
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fire. the d.a. told the abc affiliate in sacramento investigators have ruled out any other possible origin of the fire. but he says it's too early in the investigation to say if a crime took place. pg&e had said before it was probable that their equipment started the fire. the camp fire killed at least 85 people, making it the deadliest fire on record in california. new at 11:00 tonight, tesla announced it is rolling out two new safety features. they're designed to help when cars drift into the wrong lane. both features kick in when a car leaves a lane but the turn signal is not on. the car will then be guided back into the correct lane. an alert will also go off if it detects hands are not on the wheel. now this comes on the heels of a new lawsuit over tesla's autopilot feature. abc7 news's i-team broke the story this week. the family of walter huang say
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the tests autopilot steered him into a concrete barrier in mountain view, killing him. tesla has not commented on the lawsuit. the show must go on. today attorney general william barr did not show up for questioning by the house judiciary committee. barr was supposed to testify about the special counsel's report on the russia investigation, as you know. democrats seizing the opportunity to make an example out of him. house speaker nancy pelosi, the highest ranking democrat calling the nation's top law enforcement officer a liar. >> the attorney general of the united states of america was not telling the truth to the congress of the united states. that's a crime. >> house democrats now threatening to holdcontempt, afe appear before the house judiciary committee today. as barr headed to work, democrats seized on the empty witness chair. >> come to order. >> creating their own made for tv spectacle. congressman steve cohn, a tennessee democrat, munched on a
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bucket of fried chicken during the hearing and flaunted a ceramic chicken to drive his point home. >> chicken barr should have shown up today and answered questions. >> barr skipping the hearing after democrats demanded he face questions from staff lawyers in a 30-minute block on top of the five rounds of questions from lawmakers. >> he took our ability to hear from bill barr today. >> republicans slammed the performance of their democratic colleagues. >> instead, we go back to a circus political stunt. to say we want it to look like an impeachment hearing, because they won't bring impeachment proceedings. >> a doj spokesperson says pelosi's liar accusations are false. meantime, a source tells abc7 news the judiciary committee has now made contact with special counsel robert mueller's team about a possible hearing later this month. a bay area mom is helping to build a better bay area by connecting teens with neighborhood tasks. i'll explain, next.
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terrifying moments when a bounce house goes airborne. we're going to look at how far it traveled. and tributes pour in for the actor whose chewbacca character entertained a generation and beyond. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. changes are in the work for the weekend, tracking the possibility of spring showers. i'll have the details coming right up. first, sheer look at what is coming up on jimmy kimmel live after abc7 news news at 11. jimmy? >> thanks, dan and ama. we have a big fat show tonight. >> very well done. that was impressive. >> whoa, whoa, whoa!
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it's no ordinary day at denny's it's crepe day. a family tradition we started about twenty-two minutes ago. and from the looks of it, this tradition is going to last awhile. denny's has new crepes! see you at denny's.
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man, check this out. powerful wind gusts turned a celebration into horror at a high school in washington state. a bounce house rose at least ten feet in the air and traveled about 240 feet before stopping. five students were hurt. one is in critical conditio. investigators say the inflatable was inspected just last month. >> gosh. well, part of building a better bay area involves connecting a community. that's exactly what one south bay mother is rying to do with her new app.
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it allows adults to hire neighborhood teenagers to help tackle various to-do lists. in turn, teens are given invaluable work experience. abc7 reporter amanda del castillo has the story. >> when janet shaw's kids stopped asking for candy bars and started asking for the latest gadgets, she wanted the kids to understand the value of a dollar. >> i had found myself saying over and over when i was your age, i was earning my own money. i was baby sitting. i would never ask my parents for some luxury item like that. >> but shaw says a steady job can be unrealistic for today's teen. with help she launched the teen find job app in 2017. the platform allows teens to earn money doing odd jobs around the community. linda faust uses the app for help around the house. >> the teens have been very dependable. they've showed up on time. they've done t them to do. >> her 16-year-old daughter halle checks the app once a week for work. >> in our neighborhood, being on a busy stream, it's hard to get
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baby-sitting jobs when there is not as much as a community. >> to access the app, the teens need their parents approval and must submit an additional reference. teens are notify when their teens accept a job and when they arrive to work. job posters must go through a background check to get on to the platform. >> it's a seven-year criminal check, a sex offender check and the county check as well. so they can't see anything on our platform until they've passed that. >> shaw says teen job find is approaching one thousand users, building a better bay area by connecting an otherwise busy community. for now the app is only available to users between sunnyvale and belmont, but there are plans to launch in new orleans soon. expansion is expected. in the south bay, i'm amanda del castillo, abc7 news. >> we want to hear your ideas about buildin a better bay area. share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. generations of "star wars" fans are mourning the man who made wookiee a household name by
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playing chewbacca. >> we're home. >> peter mayhew played han solo's loyal sidekick in three "star wars" films. mayhew was 74. the 7'3" actor towered over the rest of the cast, filling out the furry chewbacca costume. he was a huge man. >> han solo himself, harrison ford released a statement saying we were partners in film and friends in life for over 30 years, and i loved him. "star wars" creator george lucas praised mayhew on twitter for his, quote, big heart and gentle nature. markh hamill tweeted he was the gentlest of giants. >> certainly left his mark. let's turn our attention to the weather forecast for the weekend. >> sandhya patel has the scoop for us. a little bit of rain? >> 40 to 50% chance now we're going to see showers beginning sunday late night. dan and ama, i want to show you live doppler 7 right now. there are some high clouds passing through a little bit of fog.
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those clouds are coming in advance of the system that is just spinning off the coast. so here's what it's going to do. it's going to inch its way closer to the coastline and then just park itself right off our coast. when it does, it will spin up some moisture. so we will be getting the possibility of some rain. and it's looking like a better likelihood. so let's check out the weekend. why not. saturday breezy and cooler. upper 50s to the mid-70s. on sunday, which is cinco de mayo, there is a chance of showers late in the day. 50s to 70s, certainly cooler than saturday. here is a live picture from our san jose camera looking at the shark tank. it is a beautiful view tonight. temperatures right now in the 40s to the 60s in places like concord. sutro tower camera looking at city hall. san francisco visibility is good here in the city. mild and mainly sunny tomorrow. cooling trend over the weekend, and we do have light showers in the forecast. at least a possibility sunday night into monday morning. so let's show you the temperatures. first thing in the morning, they'll be in the low 40s to the
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low 50s. high clouds overhead. patches of fog. we're already seeing some fog and mist in half moon bay tonight. tomorrow afternoon, it's going to be a nice day. very similar to today. today's highs were a few degrees above average for this time of year. we'll do it all over again tomorrow. sunshine 64. san francisco 61. half moon bay 73 in san rafael. mid- to upper 70s from santa rosa to napa. oakland 72. 80 livermore. antioch, 74. palo alto. cinco de mayo festivals begin on saturday. and we're looking at a cloudy start at 10:00 a.m. partly cloudy low 60s by the time we head into the afternoon, the breeze picks up, and it will be cooling by 6:00 p.m. so saturday's festivities are looking just fine. sunday may be a different story. so here is the computer model hour-by-hour sunday afternoon, everything is still dry. by the time we head into sunday night, some showers showing up around parts of the bay area. watch this late sunday night. 10:00 p.m. going into monday
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morning, we're tracking moisture. both computer models that i look at actually bringing in measurable rainfall for the bay area. so let's take a look at the one computer model here. highest totals expected in the south bay in places like san jose, about 0.2 of an inch. but a few hundreds in santa rosa. you can download the weather app any time you want. mild the warm tomorrow. cooler day on saturday. sunday, bring out those umbrellas sunday night into monday morning. you may actually need to use them. and believe it or not, there is another chance of showers on thursday of next week. dan and ama, you're probably asking what happened to spring. we get rain in may. >> thanks, sandhya, very much. recognizing remarkable careers. bay area sports legends are honored in san francisco tonight. and tomorrow on "good morning america," some of our favorite bachelorettes are back to celebrate 15 years, if you can believe it, of that hit reality
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the bay area sports hall of fame inducted its 2019 class in san francisco tonight. more than a few famous bay area athletes were on hand to celebrate this year's inductees.
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legendary stanford basketball women's coach tara vanderveer. nba hamer jason kidd. super bowl champ akina turner, dave dire dave. vanderveer is still in the women's baseball hall of fame, but this one is special. >> it means a lot more when it's in front of your hometown, people rocking your success. >> money raised from tonight's banquet bowes into the bay area hall of fame youth fund which donates equipment to kids' sports program. doing good work in the bay area. >> all right. larry? >> really cool that joe and jerry and eddie d. turned out. keena turner was a beloved 49er. the sharks had their chance tonight in colorado. the question
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more desperate team and now the series is tied up. game four in denver. i'm not sure what the act is here, but it could end very badly. first period sharks with scoring chances but could not put it past philip grubauer who made 32 saves for the avs. on the doorstep, here is a big pileup in front and no goal. until the second period when the avs keep the pressure on nate mckinnon. boo good hand-eye coordination. 1-0 avalanche. finally, the second period, gus nyquist scores. instead, grubauer with the save. in the third, the scramble in front. colin wilson slams it home. power play play goal. the avs win 3-0. game five saturday night in san jose. three days rest between play-off games comes at
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he had it taped up today. but did go through a full practice and shooting drills afterward. the other splash brother has full confidence steph will be fine. >> it's not that fun, but i know steph. he'll get it back. i mean, dislocated, it sucks, but luckily you can pop it right back in place and it's not the end of the world. it's not like he tore ligaments or anything, so he'll tough it out. >> and abc7 news is the one and only place you can catch game three between the warriors and the rockets. saturday night tip-off 5:30 followed by after the game. nba tonight joel embiid and the sixers. did it all. 33 point, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assist, 1 salute, celebrating with authority. every big playow 1195 yohe 2- thinkhrouhe y let seel!
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what the hell is this? >> i'm sorry, pat. >> it's fine. it's matt. it doesn't matter. >> patriots quarterback tom brady is one of the guests coming up in just a few minutes on jimmy kimmel live right here on abc7 news. funny bit with matt damon, who is a huge patriots fan and jimmy kimmel. it won't tell you what he did. it's worth watching. david is from massachusetts. >> so funny. >> pat, matt. >> i love how he is weari
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> into a deep deep reach pocko. the shock when you see what was down there with him. it's a grueling trek up a sea cliff. intruders are caught on security cam. how they're staying a step aheadf of the fun police. plus the buzz word for your shop at new ipad and answering the bank's insecurity question. the cringe-worthy moment has coworkers chime in. >> this guy was driving around his truck in california and it looks like a residential area.
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something wasn't quite right. we often don't eget these videos coming from california. but what you've just encountered is a poor goat. eventually it does walk away. maybe it's been there for a while. down this open well on this land were five animals. you see them bring one up. >> you want to be trapped in a deep well with five wild bore? >> it's only four. >> and? >> this one is


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