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breaking news. >> this is the perfect storm. they want to build the stadium. the port of oakland is in financial trouble. >> perfect storm or perfect opportunity? breaking news now on the future of the oakland a's. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. that breaking news is about a critical vote on the plan for a new stadium for the oakland a's. >> let's go right to abc7 news anchor eric thomas live in oakland with the latest on the story. eric? >> guys, i don't know if it was a perfect storm, but it was a unanimous vote in favor of the a's plan to build that new stadium in howard terminal. this is not the final vote, but it is an important step on the road because it clears the way for environmental impact studies and to apply for permits from the state to get the job done. and there was a lot of lobbying going on today. folks walking through jack london square -- faced duelling rallies around noon today. first from longshoremen who oppose the stadium plan.
>> this is where we make our living. these are blue collar jobs, and we're herehe a's form staicy hend shooty babitt. >> this is an important day for the oakland a's and oakland as a community. >> that's because the port commission is voting on a proposal that would give the team four years to perform environmental studies and to apply for all the permits needed to build a privately fenced stadium at the old howard terminal on the waterfront, replacing their current home the coliseum. mayor libby schaaf is on board. >> that this project will benefit the environment, the economy, our workforce, and most of all oakland residents. >> we're here today with the next step really in continuing our negotiations. >> inside the port commission meeting, each side lobbied hard for a vote their way. the a's say the the economy and thousands of jobs.
and they urge commissioners to vote yes. >> something that comes along really once a generation, to have the opportunity to have this type of private investment in this part of the city. >> but longshore men say the sight is contaminated and must be cleaned up, and they fear members would lose their jobs. one member also had this warning for the commission. >> this is a defining moment for you. and you're going to be held accountable. >> now you can't say there wasn't plenty of public comment about this. the port commission heard, oh, about three hours' worth. and yes, the longshoremen's union opposed the idea, but not every union does. the alameda labor council which represents 135 unions and 135,000 union members is on board, and they say it will help create lots of jobs here. live in jack london square, eric thomas, abc7 news. >> all right, eric, thank you so much. oakland coliseum is about to undergo another name change.
"the san francisco chronicle" is reporting that the long time home of the oakland a's and the raiders will become the ring central coliseum. the deal is valued at a million dollars a year for the next three years with an option for fourth year. coliseum executives expect a vote on the name change on friday. ring central specializes in corporate communications. new details on the $2 billion award given this afternoon to a bay area couple who sued the maker of roundup weed killer. just about 30 minutes ago, alva and alberta pilliod of livermore, along with their lawyers addressed the jury's decision. the couple claimed the product caused them to get non-hodgkins lymphoma after using the weed killer while landscaping properties for decades. alva first got cancer in 2011 and alberta in 2015. >> we wish that monsanto had warned us ahead of time about the dangers of using monsanto and that that there was me the fro l s danger, mayncer.
>> monsanto is the company thats th aea s i ll a janitor has settled a lawsuit involving a lax workplace safety standards at carmaker tesla for $13 million. tee teodora tapia was pinned between two doors when mopping up a puddle. an employee inadvertently put the model into drive instead of reverse, crushing her lower extremities. tesla admitted liability after the lawsuit was filed. her attorneys say she is permanently disabled and can no longer work to or provide for her family in any way. in the south bay, law enforcement used data to get guns and violent suspects off the street. abc7 news was at the seven trees community center in san jose as a joint task force announced it
had arrested eight people in the neighborhood. at least one of them is suspected in a homicide. the santa clara county district attorney's office leaned on a heat map to pinpoint hot spots. the darker the red, the more gun crimes. they quickly picked up a trend. >> we saw a number of shootings that had happened in a short period of time that were all linked to one another bliscally. we saw a number of arrests of people who had what we would say are frequent contacts with violent crime. >> investigators say the arrests were primarily for guns and drugs, but one of the suspects was caught with a weapon that had been modified into a machine gun. we're going shift gears here, take a look outside. you still see blue skies, but get ready for change. an unusual storm this week could make it the rainiest may in eight years. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with more on that. sandhya? >> yeah, kristen, the weather is going to turn interesting this week. let's check out live doppler 7 right now. we have some clouds. we don't have any rain yet, but
we are tracking a parade of storms across the pacific. some of these stretching all the way past about 4,000 miles plus. so let's take a look at our rain chance. this is what we expect to see in the winter, or in early spring. but this is may. and look at this. we have level 1 systems wednesday through sunday. when you take a look at the rainfall estimates over the next seven day, parts of northern and central california estimated to receive anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of rain, which is well past the average for the entire month for the bay area. the averages are usually about a third of an inch to just over an inch, and we'll be well past that, if this rainfall materializes. i certainly know one thing. you're going to need the umbrellas this week. so make sure you start looking for them right now. i'll be back with a closer look. dan? >> sandhya, thank you so much. >>. >> the supreme court ruled today that a group of iphone owners can sue apple over its app store. the group claims apple is violating antitrust laws by acting as a monopoly. a 2011 class action lawsuit
alleges apple encouraged app developers to raise their prices in response to apple taking a 30% cut of app sales. it claims apple customers have been hurt because they can only download apps from the itunes app store. apple denies the app store is a monopoly and says it's confident it will win the case. well, you know, in real estate you know what they say. it's location, location. one of the bay area's priciest locations is old palo alto, and one of its newest listings is going for more than $9 million. but here is the catch. the $9 million price tag does not come with a house even. abc7 news reporter anser hassan has the story. >> welcome to my beautiful listing here in old palo alto. >> it may be old palo alto, but it's definitely modern-day pricing. this empty piece of land is listed for $9 million. you think it will go for 9? >> i don't know. market conditions. bring us an offer. >> adam knows the price is high,
very high for most people. >> we're standing here. we're goingtake t steps. one, two, three. that's $2400. >> exactly. that's $2400. >> that's a lot of money. >> a lot of money. >> tuny says it's about supply and demand, and in old palo alto the market dictates prices. this house next door is listed for $19 million. and this quarter acre has historic trees on it which means they can be trimmed but not cut. >> there is always a appetite, as long as silicon valley remains a place where there is innovation. >> margaret lives blocks away. she says it's a great neighborhood with world class schools, not to mention tech titans like google and facebook nearby. but she says she is worried the prices are getting out of hand. >> a $9 million plot that is only 12,000 square feet demonstrates capitalism is alive and thriving in america.
it's aspirational. i think the price is aspirational. >> four weeks on the market, and they already have had four showings, but still no offer. in palo alto, anser hassan, abc7 news. oakland native damian lillard is coming back home, ready to play against the warriors in the western conference finals. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman is live. lillard told you he hopes to close down oracle arena with a golden state loss. we hope not. wayne? >> well, this this is an interesting story. hometown kid comes home. is he going to be a hero or a villain? or both? he certainly has this whole story in context. >> when people ask you where you're from, what do you say? >> east oakland. brookfield. >> and so the confusion bound to land on warriors fans who live in oakland and watched damian lillard grow up there. they've gone on the record before. >> he always kept a ball with him. he always wanted to be around outside courts or inside courts. >> what you see with damian, i
followed his career. every time he doesn't get something, he does something to get better. >> i think it's a storybook moment. >> the damian lillard who sat down today arrives in town hoping to knock off a team he grew up worshipping. oakland still runs through his veins, a player who has a lifetime relationship with oracle arena. >> i was with my brother and my dad, and we was walking out the arena. i told them the next time i play here, i'm going to be in the nba. >> so that came true. he is now a bona fide nba all-star, a former rookie of the year making roughly $28 million a season. en route to sharing a court with the two curry brothers head to head in the western conference final. is he looking forward to saying saying -- seeing that, a reporter asked? >> not really. it's cool that brothers get to play in the western conference finals. i think that's a pretty cool story. the parents will have to decide which side they're going to take. but i wouldn't say i'm like looking forward to the matchup,
you know. it's our team versus their team. >> as for the oakland arena and the warriors having played there for so many years, and for having him watched as well during that time, he said he hopes -- and i'm going to quote here. he says it's a special ending. hopefully it will end the right way. and if that's not a cryptic statement, what is? life in san francisco, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> right. right. thanks, wayne. >> thank you, wayne. well, coming up next, digging into safe. and your home. >> i'm michael finney live in oakland. in a garage. we're going see just how safe and secure your garage is. so hang around. so i said doris, you've got to come. what a delightful lady. >> he is talking about doris day, the woman many only know from the big screen.
but he was her business partner for decades, and he is telling abc7 news what she was really like. and what if there was a way to stop our brains' senior moments? stanford scientists may have found a way. and sandhya was just talking about the rain. she'll be back with more about that. some places could see a month' ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ safety and security of course are big issues for all of us. >> that is right. it's also one of the issues abc7 news is committed to as part of our efforts to build a better bay area. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is live in oakland with ways to better protect your home. michael? >> yeah, i'm in a garage. a lot of people don't think about that. they think about their front door, their back door. they don't even think about the garage, and that can be a huge
mistake. here to talk about that is anthony byers. he is with byers security. he has been walking through this house the whole time. so garages, first of all, you point to that door. >> yes. >> what's the problem in here? >> well, number one, there is a genie that has one code. it's not a rotating revolving code genie, which means it can be easily picked up from the outside. you to periodically change your code as well just to keep it safe. >> and that's any garage door opener? >> any. it either needs to rotate on its own. >> on occasion. don't keep the same for year after year after year like this one. the other issue is that there are windows. if you're going to have windows on your lower basement, they need to be covered. have a curtain so that when you leave, those windows can protect your privacy on the inside. >> so people don't look in and see what you've got. >> that's right. >> you said an alarm system in a car can help more than just the car. >> absolutely. what you have to realize is if you have a basic alarm but you have a panic button, that can be
a deterrent as well. because if there is an emergency, you can have your neighborhood watch team realize that if you set your panic button, that's a cue that something is going on in your house. the other thing is it's a deterrent to criminals. they don't want a lot of noise. so use that panic button if you need it in an emergency situation. >> and i assume you ought to turn on your car's alarm when it's just parked in your garage? >> absolutely. the more security you have in place, the better. >> they're telling me we've got to hurry up. anthony really thought it was important that we come through here, because he says this is one of the biggest security flaws in most homes. i'll let you talk than right now. what are we talking about? >> okay. so most of the time as you look at this window right here in front of you, that window is going to be open a lot because people like to ventilate and have air coming in through their home. well, burglars love to come through those windows as well. so if you're not home, make sure you secure that window. and you also have a motion
sensor in your hallway so if the burglar does come through the window, it activates the sensor. >> anthony andri going to keep talking throughout the afternoon. so hang around. i'll tell you one more thing. when you drive home today, look at homes. and you're going see bathroom windows open on your entire trip home. reporting live from oakland, i'm michael finney. >> boy, that's fascinating. okay, michael. thanks very much. >> something to think about for sure. >> stay tuned all week for more stories covering everything from car burglaries to keeping your kids safe at school, and let us know what topics you want to see us cover by joining our better bay area group on facebook. doris day has died. she was a top actress in the '50s and '60s. she had a sunny screen presence, and a silken singing voice that guaranteed a big box office and record hits. ♪ shaking the blues away, unhappy news away ♪ >> she was something else. recent years doris day spent much of her time advocating for
animal rights. she lived in carmel valley for a long time. >> kris reyes has more. >> we all watched doris day movies. and the dream of i swear to god every boy was i want to meet a girl like that some day. >> that was 34 years ago when denny agreed to let doris day buy half of his hotel, the cypress inn. >> this is when we first became partners. and what a delightful lady. what a gal. >> just this january, she called her to say happy anniversary and to thank her for a beautiful partnership. >> denny, i don't think i've ever been with one man for 30 years. >> that signature humor lit up the screens like pillow talk and calamity jane. she starred next to the era's biggest leading men from rock hudson to james stewart, taking home a string of awards, including the presidential medal of freedom. it's been decades since the hollywood legend turned activist
has been in the spotlight, but you couldn't tell walking the halls of cypress inn, which sits on the main strip of picturesque carmel by the sea. her movies grace the walls, her music blasting from the speakers, her fans frequent visitors. >> she was such a feminist icon. she was the first actress to portray a single woman with kids on tv. >> i always thought that she brought an unusual kind of vitality to the screen. >> doris day was groundbreaking not just in the movies. she started the doris day animal foundation in 1978, and is considered an icon in the fight for animal protection. >> to doris. >> to doris. >> to doris. >> we came down to have our first i hate to say doris day codelicis. >> he only hopes that everyone will remember her as he will. >> as one of the most beautiful, one of the most exciting, one of
the absolutely most loved girl next door as one of the greatest actresses. >> in carmel by the sea, kris reyes for abc7 news. >> well said by her friend and business partner. she was remarkable. >> such a presence, right? >> charming too. we were talking about it's hard to believe looking at this, but a lot of rain is coming our way. >> a week's worth. it sounds like meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> try about a month's worth in some areas. averages are about what you would expect in a week coming in for a month, excuse me, in a matter of week. dan and kristen, let me show you live doppler 7 right now, and you will see that the clouds are beginning to thick nene the north bay. we have to wait for the rest of the bay area for the clouds to sweep through. here is the vi and thettl murky as thedsre inci upper 50s around san francisco. 65, oakland. san jose, 68. and it is 55 degrees in half moon bay. here is a lovely view from our
east bay hills camera. a combine natiation of sun and . vacaville, you're at 78 degrees. concord, 76 and livermore 75. get out. take advantage. soak up the sun, because we are going to see some changes over the next couple days. so tomorrow we'll start to notice some changes in the form of thicker clouds. as we go into wednesday and thursday, and even into friday we have rain chances going way up. so you will need to start looking for those umbrellas. right now lovely view from our golden gate bridge camera. you will see the filtered sunshine as the clouds are coming through. here is another view and a look at the forecast. increasing clouds overnight tonight. rain arrives on wednesday. there is a chance of thunder on thursday, and then another storm greets us this weekend. so tomorrow morning there might be some spotty drizzle. certainly a lot oflo cover around. temperatures will be very narrow range in the low 50s. tomorrow afternoon, it is going to be cooler than today.
60 degrees in half moon bay. 63, san rafael. 65 santa rosa. low 60s around vallejo. san francisco. low 70s around antioch, livermore, san jose. today our warmest spots are in the upper 70s. so you're going to notice the temperatures trending lower and lower each day. then we bring in our storm impact scale for wednesday. it's a light level 1. rainfall in most areas, a half inch to inch plus. those wind gusts will be between 20 to 40 miles per hour and possibly higher. so let's take a look at the winds. wednesday afternoon, they start to pick up. 3:00 p.m. out of the south over 30 miles an hour. topping 40 in the evening as you will notice. and the winds will continue going into late wednesday night and even into thursday. so let's time this storm out for you. 1:00 a.m. wednesday, a few spotty returns. we go into about 4:00 a.m. and scattered light showers begin to develop. we wait until later on in the morning, 11:00 a.m. for the showers to increase going into the evening hours, some moderate pockets of rain. at system passes through.y th
in terms of rainfall total through wednesday night, look at these numbers. these are the kinds of totals you expect in some places. and in an entire month. half an inch in san jose. 3/4 almost in san francisco. over an inch in santa rosa. over an inch in concord you. can you download the accuweather app and track live doppler 7. mostly cloudy tomorrow. level 1 system wednesday. wet and gusty. possible thunder with a level 1 thursday. morning showers friday. next storm is saturday afternoon going into sunday. and then another system looks like it brings us a chance of some wet weather late on monday night. >> boy, that's remarkable. >> it is one system after another. >> i know. >> thanks, very much. i know you like science, so you'll be into this story. we all know about earthquakes. but what
is visiting san francisco. crewmembers stood to attention as the vessel docked just south of the bay bridge. crkojima is on an ocean training cruise for cadets. she has a cruising speed of 18 knots and was built in 1993. welcome.wet ure foee kind of close. scientists at stanford were able to reverse forgetfulness in aging mice by blocking a molecule in their brains. the tests allowed aging rodents to tear through a maze with the energy of mice half their age. the treatment rejuvenated the mices' ability to genre new nerve cells. it also dampened inflammation. the finding add weight to the theory that there is something in our blood perhaps which is responsible for cognitive decline, and that there could be a way to stop it. very interesting. now we all know too well earthquakearco iarfmo's interios
cooling, and its crust is shrinking, results in faults that generate moon quakes. some as strong as magnitude 5. scientists say because of this, the moon has become 150 feet skinnier over several hundred million years. a waiter returns a check for nearly half a million dollars to a customer, even though -- >> that's right. this is what is
i'm ama daetz. coming up on abc7 news at 6:00, students at an east bay high school remember their classmate killed by a suspected drunk driver traveling the wrong way on highway 17. at 6:00, what friends say made armando so special to them. also, trouble in the ghost ship fire trial. the judge takes action against a second juror, and another could be in jeopardy too, all coming up on abc7 news at 6:00. dan, kristen? >> thanks, ama. we'll see you then. is feg gratefu after a blunt fail
either. >> armando is a waiter at the famous patsy's in harlem. a photo display on the walls, there are photos like barbara walter, michelle obama among others, but not enough for karen vencor. >> well, summer is coming. probably women don't like to eat pizzas as much. you know, the sense of humor. >> the check came. the consensus of opinion was not to give him a tip. and we wrote on the note women eat pizza. and by the way, have you heard that women don't leave tips. >> but she did leave behind a $424,000 cashier's check. he found it, gave it to his boss, and both waited for its owner to come back and claim it. >> she was in tears. she was super excited that somebody actually found it and kept it. >> i'm so grateful that the insult that we gave him did not prevent him from doing the right thing.
>> indeed. she offered the waiter ney, buhe wouldn't take it. he said it's the small gestures like these that make us human. >> that's all for now. we appreciate you tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the nor'easter slamming the east right now. moving up the coast. winds ripping apart buildings, trees onto homes tonight. dangerous driving from d.c. to philly, new york to boston. thousands of flights affected. also breaking tonight, the stock market plunge, after china retaliates against the u.s. with new tariffs. the headline breaking today, actress felicity huffman, seen going into federal court. tonight here, her tearful plea in the admissions cheating scandal. what she told the judge. the american airlines pilot moments from takeoff in louisville, pulled off the plane and arrested, charged in multiple murders. the attack on oil tankers in the persian gulf, and it comes amid escalating tension with iran. president trump's new warning