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saving money on prescription drugs. we explain why it may not be as difficult as you've been led to believe. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley.
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a search will resume for a san jose tech executive and his relatives after their single-engine plane went missing yesterday. the plane is registered to a san jose man. 51-year-old dale t. sth. he is the president of a south bay data storage company called serial tech and a private pilot. smh's plane took off from baker city oregon, where he spent thanksgiving with his father. he was bound for butte, montana, to drop off relatives when somewhere over valley county, idaho, he called reporting engine problems and asked to land in a remote strip of the idaho wilderness. >> he was was talking about not being able to hold altitude. he asked for coordines to the air strip and was given the information. they didn't hear anymore from him. >> the faa has issued an alert notice for the plane and could not confirm that it crashed.
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smith is described as an experienced pilot. a neighbor spoke with abc 7 news a few minutes ago. >> it's a tragedy if it did go down and the fily of on the plane with him. i know dale usually travels on the ple by himself sometimes or with other business pele. sometimes with the family. yeah, that would be a tragedy if the family was with him. >> smith founded his company, serial tech, back in 2007. he's been in the data storage field since 1991. pedestrian was struck and killed along busy el camino real near the overpass to a 92 after 6:00 a.m. police believe the man was jaywalking when two cars struck him. the second car didn't stop. officers eventually located the car d driver after the accident. both drivers are cooperating with authorities. the accident closed the street as well as ramps to highway 92 for a couple of hours durinthe morning commute. the victim's identity has not yet been reased.
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what a terrible tragedy for a bay area fathe the father of a young man who police say was killed ove a video game console tells nbc 7 news his son was home fm college for thanksgiving break like so many young people. he was shot as he sat in his car in san francisco's bayview district sunday afternoon. he sold his playstation 4 on line and went to get money from the buyer. instead, police say the buyer refused to pay, got into an argument, and st him. the student attended santa monica city college and of the youngest among his two siblings. >> that's my baby child. i can't begin to tell you how much i love him. everyone is friendly with m. he's friendly with everybody. >> now, the accused killer, 21-year-old ronny llins, was arrested today on charges of murder and attempted robbery. natural gas is flowing one again through the pipeline in
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san carlos. it's been at the center of controversy. pg&e restarted line 14 today which runs along a four-mile stretch underneath burton avenue. the question is how much is this going to cost the utility. abc 7 has more live from san francisco tonit. heather? >> reporter: carolyn, one cpuc commissioner thinks that pg&e's new post san bruno management team deliberately misled the commission. ceo tony early, while his mission today was to convince them otherwise, either way pg&e will pay millions. the question is, will it be fixed or 17? the cpuc want to know why it took pg&e ten months to report a significant records discrepancy on a natural gas pipeline in san carlos. pg&e discovered by chance that line 147, running under bron avenue, dated from the 1920s and had seam welds, different from
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what their records showed. >> i'm working to understand the decisionmaking process to see if my presumption of deliberate and calculated dishosty is correct. >> reporter: faulty records was cited as a contributing factor to the 2011 san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people. the company prom ied an overhaul of its records system and prompt and prop records compliance after this with a new ceo, tony early, at the helm. he testified before the commission today. >> i think from aafety standpoint there's not an issue. but when i assessed how we interacted with the commission on the issue ofcommunications, i am clearly disappointed. >> reporter: early said the utility is undertaking an unprecedented overhaul on all levels of safety and made a personal promise to see it rough. >> our mantra today is "find it and fix it." i want to underscore that. that's exactly what we did with line 147. when a leak was discovered, we fixed it. when a discrepancy in the records was identified, we investigated and corrected it.
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>> reporter: residents don't feel safe and don't trust the utility. >> i think tt there should be some oversight. someone needs to inspect what they've done. >> reporter: the commission will decide between the proposed $6 million fine and the alternate $17 million on december 19th. abc 7 news. as you may have heard, cold temperatures are heading our way. that's making ficials in the south bay take action tonight to open three emergency warming shelters to help provide for those in need. shelters like this at the former national guard armory in sunnyvale opened minutes ago. the other are in san jose and gilroy. together they provide 275 additional beds for homeless people to spend the night, away from the cold. >> this shelter primarily provides what we call two hots in a cot. a meal at dier and a at breakfast and a place to sleep. but we also have partners that come and provide dical serves. >> the beds are available on a first come, first served basis.
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the number of people sleeping on the street in santa clara county jumped 18% this year according to the most recent homeless survey. keep in mind, that's as the economy improves, there's still so manpeople out there suffering. it is gog to be cold. let's get the latestor u. >> spenc christian is tracking it. spencer? yes, the cold snap will make us quickly forget about the mild spell we just had. live doppler 7 h.d. up north, a shrinking area of light rain. it was a much wider area earlier moving south of eureka toward mend cito county and the bay area. not the possibility of showers we're concerned about but thea, rival of very cold air. a freeze watch is in effect for tuesday night, tomorrow into wednesday morning for the north bay, the strait and lta. subfreezing temperatures will be spread all across this area. possle damage to sensitive plant and exposedpipes. now the following morning or night, wednesday into thursday morning, the freeze watch expands to virtually all of the bay area with the exception of
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safrancisco. it will be even colder with still freezing temperatures spreadg southward. there's an increased risk of hypothermia. as we look liverom the east bay hills camera, here's the projected morning low temperatures for the next three morning. chly tomorrow morning with lows dropping inrest the 30s inland. look at the inland numbers for wednesday and thursday mornin dropping into the low to mid 20s and low toid 30s around the bay. mid 30s on the coast. it is going to be really, really cold. >> all right. thank you. a special school board meeting gets underway in a few minutes in west contra costa county to figure out how to protect students from bullying. comes after a brutal fight last month on the campus of hercules high school that involved a transgender student. we have more live from chmond on the changes being discussed. laura? >> reporter: the changes will be discussed here behind me in a few minutes. there were no injuries from that fight, and all the students after discipline have returned to classes. but district officials say that
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altercation has presented this district wh a teachable moment. [ screams ] >> reporter: it's a fight that was caught on cell phone video. a hair-pulling battle between a transgender student at hercules high school andthree girls. >> that ignited the issue -- >> reporter: for district officials, it was a clear sign that their anti-bullying campaign needed beefing up. >> we felt like we'd better step in now as a board and give direction as policymakers to our superintendents they know we're serious about that. we can't have a bunch of lawyers coming and suing every day all day around our failure to make schools safe. >> reporter: the brutal gang rape at richmond high four years ago. since then, security cameras have been installed at schools across the district like here at ford elentary where 57 cameras provide both live and recded images to adminisators and
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police. as for bullying -- >> it's really about educating. it's about having kids talk and learn about how to become more empathetic to recognize and realize the differences and the unique n that each individual brings. >> hey! >> reporter: fifth grade teacher teresa berrera says it's a message she reinforces every day in her classroom. >> i think that this is when students are starting it mold and development their moral compass. and i think it's really important for students to get into that habit of mind, of reflection. again, of what was mbehavior and what is that consequence for other people. >> reporter: west contra costa schools have seen a sizable drop in the number of serious bullying incidents over the last three years. administrators still think more can be done. in richmond, laura anthony, abc 7 news. in the meantime, a teenager whose skirt was set on fire returned to school today. police say 18-year-old sas fleishman of oakland of the victim of a hate crime.
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while recovering from severe burns, sasha talked about wanting to do -- wanting nothing more than to returto school and get back to normal. abc 7 has the story. >> reporter: four weeks after being attack on a bus, 18-year-old sasha flash man returned to school. there were no celebrations today, just a low-key welcome. last thursday, sasha talke about being away from school. >> i'm in school andust -- i'm going to class, i mis being wi my friends every day. >> reporter: sasha's mother was excited about this moment. >> i'm great -- i'm thrilled. i'm happy that they're back. and i hope that they'll be able to get back interest the swing of studying. >> reporter: a month a, sasha was on board an a.c. transit bus and had fallen asleep when police say a 16-year-old boy set sash's skirt on fire. he was arrested and charged as
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an adult. sasha will have to wear leg bandage for some time. >> i can't walk as fast, and i need to be more careful just physically. >> reporter: what happened to sasha has helped shed light on what it manes to bean a-gender person. >> a big responsibility to be representative of the whole non-binary gender community. >> reporter: the director of maybeck high school says it's a fitting role for sasha. >> i think we're all interested in educating the greater community, you know, worldwide that tolerance is extremely important. >> reporter: sasha left school toy accompanied by friends who have supported the teenager throughout these difficult moment. in berkeley, abc 7 news. still to come on abc 7 news at 6:00 tonight, was this a manic monday for january line
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retailers? we'll have a -- online retailers? 'll have an update. plus, niners' kwrks, but colin kaepernick mcles his way into the hearts of kids at the ronald mcdonalhouse. we'll have the story. save big bucks on your prescription drugs. i'm michael finney. coming up on "7 on your m.
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would you rather have spoons for hands or elbows for ears? i'd rather have food. [gasp] let's make a late night foody call and get - my munchie meal with the new hella - peño burger. it's loaded with sliced and stuffed jalapeños, melting cheese, and spicy taco sauce. i'll eat it with my... sppoooooonnnnn haaaaaands! what? i can't hear you... talk into my elbow! tonight many of us will be searching on lane for holiday sales, taking advantage -- on line for holiday sales, taking advantage of the deals.
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you may have mother nature time than you think to take advantage of the discounts. we have more live with a look at what kind of deals people are getting without ever leaving their homes. david? >> reporter: well, cyber monday used to mean 24 hours of frantic shopping. some sites now have extended their cyber monday deals until wednesday. and on amazon, new deals are being added as frequently as every ten minutes. the discounts alone catch your eye, especially ones as high as 50%. the cyber monday countdown clock is sure to get your adrenaline pumpi ining as the deals come t end. are you motivated by the daels on lane? >> absolutely. savings is saving, you know? >> reporter: some retailers are extending cyber monday through wednesday. maybe you won't notice the fine print if you're shopping on a smaller screen. there's a big shift since thanksgiving to mobile devices. >> we saw mobile traffic for online sales hit over 40% for the first time driving 23% of online sales with that traffic,
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representative of how consumers are shopping. it's become part of their day to day. >> reporter: online sales so far this cyber monday are up almost 19% compared to a year ago. mobile use up 62% compared to last year. and online shopper are discovering they don't have to go to the mall to get black friday specials. they're also offered on line. adam just bought his wife a watch this cyber monday. what kind of discount did you get? >> about 40%. so yeah. >> reporter: you're happy with that? >> yeah, yeah. a good deal. >> reporter: there are good deals on line? >> absolutely. >> reporter: once the orders are placed, the race is on to ship the orders. palo alto-based ship wire is a global order fulfillment operation with seven warehouses around the world. this is video provided by shipwire of its los angeles facility. more than 1,000 people handle online sales for ebay, amazon, and other web retailers. >> our software network delivers the orders logically to the warehouses. and then they're picked, packed,
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and shipped from the warehouse, delivered to the end buyer so they get it in one to two days. >> reporter: over $2 billion in sales are expected to occur on cyber monday. one of the big losers could be the state of california which estimates it loses about $1 billion in use taxes from online sales. that could pay for 11,000 teachers or 7,000 police officers. in palo alto, david louie, abc 7 news. and sales from the black friday weekend were not what retailers were hoping to see. the national reation federation says people spent a total of $57 went 4 billion between thursday and sunday -- $57.4 billion between thursday and sunday but down 3% from last year. broken down by individual shoppers. each consumer spent about $407 this holiday weekend, down from $423 last year. one retail analyst says aggressive promotions before thanksgiving may have taken some sales away from the black friday
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weekend. sort of stole the thunder perhaps. >> we've had incredible weather there then through now. >> we have. if you're going shopping, get yourself a heavy coat. to say things are changing is quite an understatement. we've been talking about how unusually mild the weather has been. this week will be remembered for how unusually cold it's going to be. here's live doppler 7 h.d., moisture up to the north. shrieking area of it. we had a much more swath in our area earlier. this is moving our direction. not likely to pose much threat for the bay area. in the sierra, we have a winter weather advisory from midnight to 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. behalf 6,000 feet we expect three to six inches of snow with the frontal system that's moving our direction, bringg us cold air and bringing snow to the e sierra. here's the embarcadero center. right now, we have temperature in the mid 50s at san francisco, oakland, redwood city, half moon
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bay. another view from the high-definition sfo camera showing a few cloud, temperatures in the mid to upper 50s to novato, concord, and livermore. from our shaking camera blowing in the breeze -- i should say the wind looking dunn on it the bay, here's the forecast. feature a slight chance of some isolated showers tonight. colder pattern settles in for the week. a freeze watch begins tuesday special wednesday rning. here's the pacific satellite image showing the advancing frontal system that's bringing us this dramatic change cha in our weather pattern. ahead of that, shower activity. behind the front, cold air. a slight chance of showers overnight. it's this pool of cold air that's going to be the big weather changer for us. overnight, one or two showers may pass through the area. behind that, clearing tomorrow and cool their, cooler daytime
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weather and colder overnight weather. speaking of overnight, here's a look at the projected lows for the week ahead in santa rosa which will be one of our coldest spots when the cold weather arrives. wednesday morning, low in santa rosa of 29 degrees, down to about 24. thursday morning, back up to about 30. on friday morning, then hovering around freezing for the next three mornings. this is indicative of the kind of temperature, low temperature range we can expect in our inland valleys the next several days. overnight tonight, generally across the bay area, low temperatures in the low to mid 40s. a few upper fourth around the bay. and then tomorrow, after passing clouds in the morning, mainly sunny in the afternoon. it will be much cooler than the afternoon whether we've had the last couple of weeks. highs reaching only into the mid 50s in the mildest locations. here's the accu-weather seven-day forecast, it's going to be very cold inland on wednesday morning and even colder on thursday morning. the freeze covers mainly the north bay for wednesday but will
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cover the inland into thursday morning. for the weekend, an yrs of clouds with a chance of insures at the end of the week and into next week. >> thanks, spencer. judge just ahead, we'll look at the california nursing shortage. >> and the one problem that will keep the problem coming for
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a new report from the cal state university system faculty
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shortages are compounding the state's need for more nurses. csu administrators say there are simply not enough faculty members to train all the students who want to enter nursing programs. they expect that problem to get worse in the next few years to come. not better. there were only 82 open spots it fall. the federal bureau of health professions ranks california 46th in the nation when it comes to nurses per capita, at 743 registered nurses per 100,000 people. tids t'tis the season for sharing. abc 7 news has more. >> reporter: he was dressed in red and brought a big gift. but it wasn't st. nick, it was cap nipe -- kaepernick.
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>> i think there's something special about kids. you see how pure-hearted they. >> reporter: colin kaepernick paid a surprise visit to the ronald mcdonald house and gave them an xbox 1. the house is a home away from home for families whose children are receiving treatment at the nearby ucff hospital. ronald bulltler, his wife, and o kids are staying here free of charge while 15-month-old flynn undergoes surgery. >> it's been wonderful. having our kids here, we couldn't have done it without these people. we couldn't. >> reporter: more than 4,000 families have live ted ronald mcdonald house. -- lived at the ronald mcdonald house. >> because we come from far away, from maui, we don't have many family here to help us out. the ronald mcdonald is the best family for us. >> reporter: now colin kaepernick is part of that family. he's behind the mcdonald's xbox 1 promotion and used it to lift
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the spirits of stressed out parents and worried children. he says he remembers as a kid having people look out for him. >> it's another way to give back and help falies. >> reporter: another ronald reagan house is being built in san francisco. that will triple the size of this ten-bedroom home. cap nick's appearance today might help. >> it will bring some attention to the campaign, and we hope that people will hear about it and -- and look interest their hearts to donate to the house. >> happy holidays. >> reporter: in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> great. coming up, the alarming rate of speed the new york computer train was traveling before it crashed. when it comes to the obama care website, why it appears the fix is in. and the demand 49 tight end vernon dave sis making f
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federal investigators revealed the commuter train that derailed over the weekend was traveling 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 mile-per-hour
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curve. the metro rail north train killed four and injured more than 70 others. today the national transportation safety board investigators mind the train's data recorders. they say it's still unclear whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble. >> investigators will be carefully reviewing all the data to determine the functioning of the brakes throughout the trip, and to determine why the throttle went to zero and brake pressure went to zero. >> authorities are also questioning the train's engineer and other crew members. rail union leader say the engineers was sdwrur injur-- wa injured and is cooperating with investigators. speed was a factor in the furious" actor paul walker and his friend, when was driving. police say -- who was was driving. police say there is no evidence a second car was involved in the crash. this video courtesy of omg insider shows the moment of
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impact. walker's fans continue to gather at the site about 30 miles northwest of los angeles, leaving flowers and memorabilia from the movie franchise about fast cars that made him famous. a former stanford student hopes a trial that starts today will remove her name from the no fly list. she was told she was on the list after she was detained at sfo. she says it was a mistake and is suing the department of homeland security. a federal court in san francisco will oversee the case, although ibrad has imwill n-- ibrahim don the u.s. this past weekend was president obama's deadline to get a sick patient back on its feet -- health care website. it's been getting emergency car since it began life in critical condition two months ago. after the disastrous start that cost the president a big dip in poll numbers, he promised to have it work by the end of november, this past weekend.
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karen traverse explains that the website seems to be working tonight. >> reporter: since its launch two months ago, health care.goff has be-- has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user
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capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traffic. and the administration is advising use terse visit the site during off-peak times to avoid delays. republicans still aren't sold. >> you never get a second chance to make a first impression. the first impression here was terrible. >> reporter: a source familiar with the data tells abc news 100,000 people enrolled in the federal exchanges in november, that's four time as many as october but still a slow pace. karen travers, abc news, washington. the supreme court turned away a christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the obama administration's health care law. the justices did not comment today in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing liberty university's lawsuit. liberty challenged the portion of the law that requires most
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employers to provide health insurance to their workers or pay a fine. the supreme court separately is considering whether for-profit corporations can mount religious objections to the law's requirement to include birth control among preventive health benefits. saving money on your prescription drugs might not be as difficult as you've been led to believe. >> yeah. here with the secret is 7 on your side's michael finney. this is interesting stuff. >> by saving money, i'm not talking about nickels and dimes here. a couple of dollars. i'm talking about cutting the cost of your drugs in half. sometimes much more than that. the secret -- it's been right in front of you all the time. medications are expensive. we all know that. or are they? dr. david belk is a patient advocate and says we have been misled. >> more often than not, people are paying more for their medications than they need to by
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using insurance. say that to me again. prempaying more for their medications than they need to by using insurance. >> reporter: the doctor has a website called truecostofhealthcare devoted to medical cost and his belief that most of russ overpaying. he says medications under patent can cost $50 a pill and more. that most of us, he says, don't take those pills. he says we take generics, and those can cost as little as a dime each. so a month's supply costs $3. while your co-spay $10. >> the cash price for the medication is less than your insurance co-pay. your insurance is not giving you a deal on that medication. >> reporter: he says it's a secret that most patients need to get in on. >> i'm on five different medications for the blood pressure and cholesterol and things like that. >> reporter: roland brightmadison a reti-- brightma
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a retired steel worker and quit using insurance for buying prescriptions. >> having the insurance helped, but it was always so much higher. you in bay not using it, it's much cheaper actually. >> reporter: how does he do it and how can you? sign up for one or more of the discount drug programs offered by the big retailers of medications -- walmart, costco, safeway, cvs, and rite-aid, all offer discount programs. roland says he used to pay more than $150 a year for medication. you're spending $91 a year now? >> right now i am. that's right. >> reporter: that's amazing for -- >> i know that. i know that. this a great thing. >> reporter: do you tell your friends about this? >> i've told a few. i've told a few. >> reporter: here's one more tip -- weigh in bulk. dr. belk says have your physician write a prescription
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for a year's worth of your generic medication. often it costs only a smidgeon more than buying a single month's worth. >> there's no need for you to have to see pick up a medication every month that you've been on for the last five years and the dose hasn't changed. and it's a lot cheaper not to. >> folks, at every drug program mentioned in this report on our website, look under "7 on your side." i've also linked to dr. belk's website. it is worth taking a look at. >> makes send. thanks. just in time for dinner -- >> up next, the healthy hot meals that can be delivered a subaru...
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...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand.
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i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. fall in love with progressive's claims service. eat quickly or healthy? that's always the dilemma. now a local company is out to change that. >> starting tonight, a new delivery service promises cheap, healthy meals delivered across much of san francisco in a matter of minutes. >> yeah. abc 7's jonathan bloom explains how they do it. >> reporter: steven sea works long hours at a startup. that means no stopping for dinner. >> the one chicken for you -- >> yep. >> reporter: a few weeks ago, this would have been pizza. now --
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>> some chicken? with the sauce -- >> reporter: steven stuffing his face with something that's healthy. >> nothing overcooked or anything. >> reporter: it just so happens steven shares an office with sprig, and he's one of their first customers. sprig is dinner on demand. it's an iphone app where you push a button and a healthy meal shows up, usually in about 20 minutes. >> hi. >> thisr you today -- >> reporter: the magic doesn't start when you push the button. it actually started hours earlier when they took a vacuum sealed bag of ingredients and put it into a steaming hot bath of water. in order to change the way your food gets to you, they had to change the way they cook it. >> here's the vacuum serial. >> reporter: nate kellar is the executive chef. he learned this when he was executive chef at google. >> cook for incredibly large amounts of people. yet, keep the quality the same that you would find in a restaurant. >> reporter: sprig cooks almost everything under evacuation i'm pressure. keeps all the moisture and flavor locked in so they don't have to slather it with sauce. they cook it almost all the way.
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>> we'll finish it on the stove to give it the nice, crispy crust. >> reporter: the last bit of cooking happens when it you order meaning it's hot, fresh, and out the door quicker than pizza and with less fat. >> we don't use a lot of extra butter. we make sure that we don't laden food with salt and sugar. >> reporter: the ceo said he founded sprig to solve a problem he has. >> i come home, i'm tired. i don't particularly always have time to cook. and i wanted a healthier option. >> reporter: never mind the local seasonal produce and the creative menus. he's most proud of the price. $10 plus a $2 delivery charge. right now it's only in san francisco, east of golden gate park, and only monday through thursday 6:00 to 9:30. it will grow fast with reviews like this. >> the food is just delicious. >> reporter: in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. >> i'm hungry now. it is ground zero in the effort to help the needy in the east bay. >> yeah. ahead, the staggering amount of food that makes its way through the alameda county food bank, but it is still not enough.
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wouldi'd rathther have food. for hands or elbows for ears? [gasp] let's make a late night foody call and get - my munchie meal with the new hella - peño burger. it's loaded with sliced and stuffed jalapeños, melting cheese, and spicy taco sauce. i'll eat it with my... sppoooooonnnnn haaaaaands! what? i can't hear you... talk into my elbow!
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one in six people living in the bay isn't sure where that next meal will be coming from. it becomes even more dire during the holidays. >> one in sick. that is really a disturbing
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number. and spencer christian is here with more on the effort to help this time of year. it's an amazing statistic. this is the 22nd year abc 7 has teamed up with local bay area food bank to help feed the more than 60,000 people they feed each month. it's the give where you live food drive starting in the east bay at the alameda county community food bank. >> every dollar that's donated we can turn into $4 worth of food. we buy it in such massive quantities. >> reporter: a special tour for a special client at alameda county community food bank's warehouse in oakland. the first stop for nearly 27 million pounds of food donated or purchased each year for the nearly 49,000 alameda county resident it feeds each week. >> i need the food bank to help me with the fresh fruits that i cannot purchase. the vegetables that i cannot purchase. canned goods, they are very expensive in stores. >> reporter: 62-year-old louise white suffered a stroke two
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years ago. the oakland grandmother says her disability checks are not enough to feed her 12 grandkids, two great grandchildren, and foster daughter. >> i would be out of food. i have gone without food. >> reporter: four years ago, she asked the food bank for help. >> i go to the different churches and pantry areas and pick up the fresh fraught and vegetables. and sometimes they have other things -- eggs and grits. that helps me to feed my family. >> reporter: this bank distribute food through 275 community organizations lake churches, senior centers, and designated pantries across alameda county. >> i am grateful. i appreciate them opening to our community and letting us just go into different spaces and giving us the food. >> reporter: made possible by people who donate money, food, and time each year. >> it's really good to hear. you never know when you may number that person's shoes.
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you never know when you're going to wake up and be impacted by the loss of a job or loss of home. >> i am so thankful that god put a place like the food bank in my life. >> reporter: abc 7 will be reporting live from various food bank locations this season. you can meet louise and family tomorrow at bay street shopping center in emeryville during our 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m. newscast. i'll be there, too. bring food, cash, or a check, and we'll accept it all and visit to do some some good and get a chance at winning $7,000. okay. let's look at our weather. here's live doppler 7 h.d. partly cloudy skies now. continually shrinking area of moisture to our north. we probably don't have to worry about any showers coming our way from this system. we do have very cold air coming our way. a fundraise watch will be in effect or aol -- yeah, will be in effect from tomorrow wednesday morning for virtually all of the north bay, the carquinez strait and delta. subfreezing temperatures overnight and early wednesday
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morning. possible damage to sensitive plant and to exposed pipes. bear that in mind. tomorrow, statewide we're going to have active winter-like weather. snow over the central sierra. above 6,000 feet, about three to six inches of new snow. areas of rain pushing into interior sections of southern california. here in the bay area tomorrow, once the clouds and spritz or sprinkles sweep through in the early morning hours, we'll have at least partly cloudy skies in the afternoon with high temperatures mainly in the mid 50s. here's the seven-day forecast. we'll have active weather over the weekend with a chance of some rain coming our way. by the way, the forecast for the event tomorrow at emeryville, kicking off our food drive, give where you live food drive crew will be cool. but it will be clear. skies mainly clear. no rain will be falling there. come on out and give generously and share in the holiday spirit. >> thank you, spencer. >> okay. larry is off. mike is here. >> talking about a pointful play yesterday. >> yeah. a little bit of everything. we'll talk about the 49ers' big
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win yesterday over the rams. michael crabtree was back. colin kaepernick had a great game. was this tackle on vernon davise that has everybody talking today. not the way you the to be brought down. and we have more next. for over 60,000 california foster children,
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>> reporter: in the 49ers' storied history, we have the catch by clark to beat the cowboys, the throw to beat the packers. how it we can add the tackle. rams' t.j. mcdonnell dragged vernon davis down here in the third quarter. if you didn't notice, he's pulling vernon down in his crotch area. not intentional. vernon stayed on the ground afterwards to make sure he was all there, but returned to action. this gives a new meaning to a pulled groin. and vernon had these thoughts today in a sin-deleted tweet. "it should be a league rule saying a defender cannot tackle the defender by," we'll say
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genitals, "the most painful thing ever." as a former player i would have to agree. now it time for for more. we've teamed one tight end vernon davis every week for an exclusive interview after every game. yesterday, vernon caught his 50th career touchdown pass which places him fourth all time in 49er history. i asked last night what this means to him. >> yeah, it's a great feeling, man. but -- but mostly i tell you the victory is even better. you know, that's good, the individual accolades and award and honors. i like to thank my teammates who are being there and making happen. >> seattle comes to town next week. this game will be key. this is a warmup. i know you're looking forward it that contest. >> of we are. we're excited. can't wait. one thing i tell everyone that we can't let ourselves get overwhelmed because as much as we want to play these guys and get -- seek revenge, we have to keep our composure. we have to stay calm and just be
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cool. >> reporter: we'll have another edition sunday after the seattle game when vernon davis sits down one on one. conversation with yours truly. vernon's view only here on abc 7. the 49ers' offense had one of its better outings yesterday. part of the reason was the return of king crab, michael crabtree. the threat of his presence took the attention off some including vernon who caught his 50th career touchdown pass. >> thought he did an effective job of doing that in the game. receivers were catching the ball, getting open. it was -- it was a good day, the passing game. like my dad was -- why don't you run the ball better at the end of the game? good night it from my dad, that. >> still from his dad. stanford hosted by arizona state saturday in the pac 12
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title game. looking for the second straight appearance win in the rose bowl. the reason they're in this position is running back tyler gaffney. he's run for 1,485 yard and 17 touchdowns this season after missing last year after he played minplay ed minor league baseball. a great end to the trip for them. >> to be part of that as a fan was unreal. can't wait -- not to speak ahead, but i would love to be part of that. >> reporter: usc has hired steve sarte cy an as the new football coach replacing the coach who resigned after being offered an assistant job with the trojans. the former assistant spent the last five years at washington where highway had a 39-24 record including 8-4 this season. been, the as are close to signing scott kashmir to a two year, $22 million contract.
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he was 10-9 last year with cleveland. expected to fill the final spot in the rotation. 40-year-old bartolo colon is probably too expensive and done with the as. this abc 7 sport report has been brought to you by orchard will happ -- >> right. we want that, we need that. thank you. join me at 9:00 on "coffee tv 20," cable channel 13. to the rescue. the man lifted to safety. the coast guard has a warning for anyone who steps foot in a kayak. at 11:00, a treatment once reserved for sports superstars now using to treat hair loss. is it a fat or real fix? we'll have that at 11:00. that's this edition of abc 7 news. breaking news continues on twitter.
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