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and i pointed the gun at him and he turned and pointed at me. so i shot twice at him. >> a store owner gets into a gunfight with two armed robbers near oakland's lake merritt. one bullet hits a man inside a nearby home. in union city, a memorial grows and so does the anger after two boys were killed while sitting in a van. abc7 news talks with the father of one of the boys. fire in the north bay this morning. now one of the area's oldest churches may have to shut down. a mountain lion is clearly spotted in pacifica. what to do if you see one. an incoming storm may force you to adjust travel plans if you're headed to tahoe for thanksgiving. >> that same storm is bringing rain to the bay area. we talk to an expert about how to avoid hydroplaning. >> now news to build a better bay area from abc7 news.
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>> bullets fly on grand avenue in oakland. a store owner chases robbers and gets in a shootout. one of the bullets hits an innocent bystander in his own home. two robbers are now in a dramatic botched robbery. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. this all began at the northern california coin exchange on one of oakland's busiest streets. liz kreutz has the story. >> this all started right here at the coin exchange on grand avenue. two masked men left here with $60,000 worth in coins. they ran across the street and up this hill, only to be slowed for two unexpected reasons, including the own were a gun. >> two guys came in, one after the other. they both had guns. they were pointing them at me. and they told me to get down on the floor, which i did. and then they were -- each had a bag and they were dumping the cases and the safes. and loaded everything up and were trying to get out.
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i told them i had to buzz them out. i got up, said a few curse words. i grabbed my gun. i went outside and i saw them walking up the hill. and so i followed after them. >> he believes the men were slowed down by the 100-pound bag of coins they were attempting to carry away. when the men saw him copping after them, that's when gunfire was exchanged. stray bullets hit a car and then someone in their home. >> there were other family members in the home during this time, and they were not injured. so at this time we only have one report of a person being injured. >> police say who's bullet hit that person is still under investigation. you must be threat pretty shaken. >> hairy deal. yeah, it is. >> and you can see the bullet hole in the window. police say the person who was shot is in stable condition. a neighbor tells us she saw him giving a thumbs-up to his children as he was being taken to the hospital. as for the robbers, they did drop the bag of coins as they escaped, but they have not been
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arrested. liz kreutz, abc7 news. police in union city are seeking help from the public as they investigate why two boys ages 11 and 14 were shot to death in a van early saturda morning. abc7 news reporter david louie talked to one of the boy's father. >> disbelief grows that two boys could be shot and killed many this parking lot outside an elementary school. friends and classmates of the 11-year-old and the 14-year-old have been paying their respects at a growing memorial lined with canned. s. the boy's parents have asked police not to identify them, so we're not showing their photos and names posted on ooh sign. no one seems to know why the boys were at the schoolyard inside this van shortly after 1:00 a.m. on saturday, but that doesn't temper the anger of long-time residents. >> if these kids were out, there was a reason, or whatever reason it was, it doesn't give the killer the right to shoot at anybody because they're outside at the wrong time. >> a man at the memorial identified himself as the father of the 14-year-old. he had little to say about the
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incident. police say there is no gang activity in the decoto district, but they haven't ruled out a possible gang connection. a childhood friend said the older boy enjoyed playing soccer and football and was always cheerful. with no leads, police are hoping someone has a clue why the boys were killed. >> we're hoping that open lines of communication, our trust with our community, our ability to communicate with people in that neighborhood is going to help us to do that. we're in this together. >> the father of the 14-year-old maintains his composure through most of my conversation with him, except at one point he did raise his voice when he asked rhetorically do you know how difficult it's going to be to spend thanksgiving alone. in union city, david louie, abc7 news. guns were used in over 67% of murders involving teens. that's according to an analysis of state figures by t"the sacramento bee". data from the california department of justice show roughly 8600 californians under age 18 were murdered between
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1987 and 2016. more than 100 children are still murdered in california each year. homicides involving children peaked during gang violence in the early 1990s. gang violence is the most common motive in the murders of young people. >> in sonoma county, investigators are looking into what started a fire that badly damaged a 150-year-old church. the fire at the church of christ on covey road and forestville was reported about 6:15 this morning. you can see the debris, including a number of damaged bibles and a gutted sanctuary. the fire chief says the fire appeared to have started close to the center of the church. he says it's not clear whether the building can be saved. half of the building burned while the other half has smoke and heat and water damage. here is another view of the fire from inside the forestville fire truck as crews arrived on the scene. you can see it was fully involved. because the fire involved a church, the federal bureau of
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alcohol, tobacco and firearms is involved. new developments with a navigation center that san francisco wants to build near the embarcadero. it's been quite controversial. a judge has blocked the effort to stop construction, and the city says it is planning to move forward with the project. the center itself is going to be built on parking lot off bryant street. it generated considerable backlash after a homeless man attacked a woman outside her apartment building not far away from this location. happening now, there are pretty significant delays for muni metro service throughout san francisco. a wire came down earlier today at the embarcadero and fulsome street. that stopped metro service at the embarcadero station. riders along the station had to take bart or buses instead. the delays continue. on the peninsula, home security camera captured images of a mountain lion roaming around a neighborhood. take a look for yourself. this close encounter happened
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just after 6:00 a.m. this morning in a driveway at heathcliff and inverness drive in the westview neighborhood. the california department of fish and wildlife says if you happen to see a cougar, do not run. just stay calm and don't turn your back. people are adviced to face the animal, make noise, and look bigger by waving their arms. you hear that? point reyes tweeted out this video of winds over 40 miles per hour just howling. the gusts forced the closure of the lighthouse there. meanwhile, just in time for thanksgiving, rain and snow are in the forecast. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with that. sandhya? >> we need both of them. and on live doppler 7, i amtraking this storm. it is going to dump on us with some heavy rain. it's a level two moderate strength storm. tomorrow afternoon rain will be heavy at times. gusts 45 to 50 plus. the rain potential, half an inch to an inch, possibly more. as we look, there is a wind advisory.
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it starts at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. it runs until 4:00 a.m. wednesday. those gusty winds may take down trees, power lines cause power outages. wave heights are already copping up. high surf advisory issued for 7:00 p.m. tomorrow until 3:00 p.m. wednesday. the breakers could be up to 27 feet. watch out for rip currents and beach erosion. here is act loot the morning commute. you're just fine. partly sunny and dry. but the evening rush hour, it is going to be tough to get around with the gusty winds and the wet weather. hour-by-hour forecast is coming up. dan? >> okay, sandhya, thanks very much. the storm could cause problems for drivers who have not seen rain in months. it's been bone-dry for us. abc7 news reporter wayne freedman has that part of our story. >> when we get behind the wheel, more than a few of us feel like race car drivers at heart. it may be fine in a place like this, but on the highways tomorrow, after the rains come. not so smart. >> inevitably, when we have our first real rains, people drive like they have been all summer. >> how can that be?
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>> nico is about to demonstrate what to do when your car enters a slide or even a deep puddle at speed. don't do anything that might upset your momentum or center of gravity. >> try to get through it straight, because inertia wants your car to go straight. you trying to change direction is what causes the problem. >> we spoke with plenty of experts today about how to deal with wet conditions. the first big rain of the year means extra slick pavement and a technical name. >> really what it comes down to is the coefficient of friction. how much are our tires gripping that roadway. >> good tires will help. if in doubt, check the wear bar between your treads. should it be buried deep in the grooves. meantime, remember, avoid big moves. if you get into trouble, grip through. >> hit the brakes before and after if necessary. >> in sonoma county, wayne freedman, abc7 news. >> okay. if you're hosting thanksgiving
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dinner, you may want to check to see if you have some food items that have been recalled. that's next. plus, cleaner streets in san francisco. a pilot program is working. flow is a big push to make sure it expands. more than a few thanksgiving plans will be disrupted by the storm coming here and across the country. what airlines are doing to make things easier. >> and sandhya will be back with the timeline. sh
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right from the chase mobile® app. ♪ ♪ chase. make more of what's yours®. keeping our city streets clean is a big part of our mission to build a better bay area. three months ago san francisco initiated a pit stop program to try to do just that. during our most recent check, there were more than 25,000 complaints about poop to the city. that means we're on track for 7% jump from last year. the dirtiest neighborhoods? the tenderloin followed by south
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of market and the mission. abc7 news reporter luz pena is here now with a fight over the plans to expand the city's cleanup of the problem. >> if you live in san francisco, chances are you've seen, stepped on or reported to public works feces around your neighborhood. all these 311 reports show this is an everyday problem. >> people are just fed up, frustrated and infuriated by the filth on our streets, the poop on our streets. >> for the summer, a pilot program was approved. three public bathrooms known as pit stops were kept open for 24 hours. thee bathrooms are equipped with two on duty attendants during the overnight hours for safety. here is the map of where the 24-hour bathrooms are located. the first on market and castro. the second on eddy street and jones. the third son sixth and jesse street. now according to public works, during the three months of this pilot program, the numbers of clean and requests went down around these three areas. the results of this program show
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that roughly 25% of all flushes took place during the nighttime hours. supervisor matt heaney says that's enough proof that more 24-hour bathrooms are necessary. >> each of them had over 3,000 uses at nighttime for over 10,000 in all three. we are asking for at least another ten of these bathrooms to be open 24 hours. >> today the mayor's office announced that they will continue the pilot program until the next fiscal year, and added the early results telephone mayor's pilot are promising, which is why she is using existing funding to keep these 24-hour pit stops open and while she'll continue to push for funding to continue building on this progress in the next budget cycle. but funding ten extra bathrooms to remain open for 24 hours will cost roughly $3 million a year, something that the mayor's office says is now part of this year's budget. in san francisco, luz pena, abc7
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news. all right. a number of food recalls to alert you about. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here to tell us more about that. >> okay. get out a pencil and a piece of paper. actually, we'll post all of this on line. here is a list of items you will want to avoid buying. pardon me. in addition to avoiding all types of of romaine lettuce harvested in salinas, there is an alert about another salad that has sickened at least 17 in 8 states, including here in california. this e. coli outbreak has led to a recall of more than 75,000 pounds of salad product that contain chicken and other meat. about 9500 cases of breakstone's cottage cheese are being recalled after a customer found a piece of red plastic in a container. all three of the recalled batches have a use by date of december 10th, 2019. plastic contamination has led to a recall of cheese nips.
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the recall covers 11 ounce boxes of the cheese crackers that have a best by date of may 18th, 19th, or 20th of next year. airlines are waiving change fees for some holiday travelers due to an upcoming round of weather. denver is expected to be hard so several airlines are louing flyers flying to or through denver international to change for free. offers include american, delta, southwest, and united. change fees with will be waived for people flying between tomorrow and friday. mcdonald's will pay $26 million to settle a class action wage lawsuit filed by california employees. vi orte pay a denying of not timely breaks. in addition to the settlement, mcdonald's says it will also train employees at california locations about their employee rights. >> thanks, michael.
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good stuff. time now to get your accuweather forecast with rain on the way. >> rain here, snow in the sierra. sandhya patel is tracking it all. >> welcome sight indeed. let's look at live doppler 7. it's not going to look like this tomorrow. our radar will be tracking the first significant storm of the season. so we're going take a look at that. it's a level 2. it is coming in tomorrow afternoon. before that storm arrives, though, we have to talk about the winds. offshore flow, north-northeasterly winds gusting right now to 29 miles per hour. keeping our fire concerns elevated tonight as you look here. lower elevations close to 30 miles per hour. san francisco and half moon bay. so just remain vigilant. temperatures right now from 49 at clearlake to 60 in brentwood. golden gate bridge, it is an easier commute than it will be tomorrow. so wind and rain arrive tomorrow afternoon. cold wet pattern through thanksgiving off and on, and another round of rain is coming in over the weekend. it is going to be breezy, especially over the higher terrain. tomorrow morning upper 20s to
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the mid-40s. yes, you'll feel the chill in the air. and for the afternoon, it is going to be much cooler than where we are today. today low to upper 60s. a stormy afternoon with temperatures in the 40s, 50s. it's a level 2 on our storm impact scale. rain will be heavy at times going into the night. gusts 45, 50 plus. rainfall half an inch to an inch or more. as you take a look at the wind forecast, tomorrow afternoon evening, the winds ramp up close to 50 miles an hour at 6:00 p.m. point reyes still pretty gusty tomorrow night. and then the winds will subside as we go into wednesday. here is the hour-by-hour forecast. tomorrow morning, you're dry. 1:00 p.m. the north bay is getting wet. that slides southward and eastward. at 3:30, it is going to be a rough travel day for many of you going into the evening hours. some reds and oranges indicating heavier rain in the north bay. 7:00 p.m. it's in the east bay down the peninsula. as we go into into wednesday, scattered showers and possibly some snow showers as you'll notice there m with the
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rain. so the pink is indicating mixed precipitation. 8:30 wednesday morning going into noon, still looking at hit or miss showers. in terms of your rainfall totals, most areas will get between a half an inch to an inch, but places like ben lomond could pick up over an inch of rain through wednesday afternoon. winter storm morning for lake county tomorrow morning through wednesday afternoon above 2,000 feet. expecting up to 5 inches of snow. travel trouble an issue in the sierra storm warning starts at 10:00 a.m., goes to thursday afternoon. highest peaks up to 4 feet of snow. but that snow is going to be coming down at very low elevations. we're talking above 2,000 feet. be prepared. take your chains if you're traveling. accuweather seven-day forecast, it's a moderate strength storm. level two on our storm impact scale. afternoon/evening wind/rain. scattered showers, chance of thunder. showers will linger on thanksgiving. it's a level 1. cold morning follows on friday. and then we're looking at another system that is a level 1 from saturday going into sunday
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and lingering into monday. but notice those temperatures. you don't see too many 60s on the accuweather seven-day forecast because it's going to be much colder pattern. >> wow. chilly period. >> absolutely. thanks, sandhya. just ahead, sisters in sacramento come up with a unique way to promote their garage sale, one that is helping them move on from their past. at 5:30, world news with david muir. >> storms slamming the u.s. this thanksgiving week. warnings and watches. 25 states bracing. the deadly confrontation. a man armed with a machete turning and chasing a police officer. say yes for less to gifts storewide... ...at 20 to 60% off department store prices. most stores are open thanksgiving, 6pm to midnight. reopening friday at 7am. ...with extended hours saturday and sunday. yes for less. ...with extended hours saturday and sunday. great gifts at this price? is this for real? not exactly that's bargain bliss setting in
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>> here is reporter melissa perlman. >> nice they're going to a good home. thank you. >> it all started with a colorful craigslist ad. >> you got to laugh about things. >> from instruments to a formal dining set. sisters anna sierra and teresa say everything must go. >> it helps you move on. it gives you some perspective. >> the post says it all. "we don't need this stuff we tolerated in our marriages, but maybe you do slow. >> it was kind of east cathartic writing the ad and taking a more humorous twist on it. >> they called it the two sisters divorcing yard sale. sierra says this is her wayh o >> it's kind of traumatic going through a divorce. but there is also a lot of positive things that are happening in my life. >> she says the response from other women who have seen the ad has been inspiring. >> they came literally because of the ad. they weren't really even interested in shopping. they just wanted to meet us. >> and with that support and
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some cash in their pockets, these women say now they can move on. >> just kind of nice to be able to start over and not just emotional capacity, but also just in a very physical sense as well. >> all right. >> unique idea. good for them. the sister said the sale helped them start over not in a physical but emotional which makes senn. five pounds of trouble. a dog puts a car in reverse and drives across a
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superior accuracy in the palm of your hand. the new accuweather app from abc7 news. minute by minute forecast, plus realtime radar and alert, keeping you safe. search accuweather in your app store and download now. >> i'm ama daetz. coming up on abc7 news at 6:00, sounding the alarm. tonight a whistle-blower accuses his former bosses at pg&e of
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ignoring his warnings about equipment that posed a fire danger. also, video of a car burglar at work. at 6:00, the places your vehicle is more at risk, and how thieves can tell if your phone is in the car, even if they can't see it. and from 7 on your side, your rights as an air traveler when a hurricane hits. one airline wasn't ready to follow them until michael finney stepped in. all coming up on abc7 news at 6:00. dan, kristen? >> ama, thank you so much. finally this evening, dog lovers may want to think twice before leaving their pups in the car, even if it's just for a minute to pump gas. >> police in louisiana say a five-pound chihuahua managed to put an suv in reverse, sending the vehicle rolling into oncoming traffic outside a gas station in slidell. >> check this outhe driver ran vehicle, but couldn't stop it and falls over. it's a miracle no one was seriously hurt. that's the good news. >> the chihuahua was able to put the car in gear because of a mechanical issue that allowed the transmission to change gears
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without the brake being pressed. >> the chihuahua weighs nothing. no force. >> "world news ton
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tonight, storms slamming the u.s. this thanksgiving week. warnings and watches already tonight. just as millions travel for the holiday, the back-to-back storms sweeping across the country. from denver to minneapolis, warnings and watches at this hour. the midwest, then into the northeast. 25 states bracing for heavy snow and high winds. and here in new york city, will wind gusts ground the famous balloons for the thanksgiving day parade? also tonight, the deadly confrontation, the chaotic scene unfolding. a suspected carjacker armed with a machete turning and chasing a police officer. the officer falling. police then opening fire. the hazmat emergency unfolding right now. more than a dozen children, at least three adults rushed to the hospital. the well-known sheriff shot and killed responding to a call. authorities say the shooter is the son of a sheriff's deputy.

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