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>>. tonight an arrest of an illegal immigrant in the kate steinle murder. a three-year battle over police pensions is nearing an end. tonight, what will override a vote of the people in san jose. a vision for oakland's dream of holding onto the raiders. tonight, how it could be paid for without risk to the city. the casino moneyfor a proje of people furious tonight in sonoma county. we begin with testimony against an undocumented immigrant charged in a san francisco murder ace that made national headlines. the suspect is charged with the death of kate steinle and
witnesses say he was easy to spot. vic lee is live with the story. vic? >> reporter: well, dan, the preliminary hearing is expected to last two days, possibly three. it started this morning here at the all of justice. the prosecution is trying to make a case to the judge that francisco lopez sanchez ought to be tried for murder. the judge allowed cameras in court from the back. but just like his july court appearances sanchez looked thinner than when arraigned on murder charges. three san francisco police sargeants testified today. maria loreno was staying at the griffin hotel. her room looked out on pier 14. she heard a gunshot and a man dressed in black walking away from the pier, suspicious because everyone else was running towards the shooting. she took a photo of him and later identified sanchez when
police arrested him that evening. but the important witness may have been the person, who in the words of another investigator said she heard a loud bang, and turned around, she saw an object land off the pier into the water with a big plunk. she led police to the area. divers the next day found the gun in the waters. a third testified he interviewed sanchez and told sanchez five witnesses saw him, they had the gun, and gunshot residue but admitted today, i lied to him, it was a bluff. it worked, because sanchez confessed like he did in this interview that weekend. >> did you shoot kate steinle? the lady down on pier 14? >> yes. >> tomorrow, more testimony and cross examination from sanchez's lawyers. a tourist was shot in san
francisco during a robbery today ablock away from a pop rar spot from tourists. the 30-year-old was near the crooked part of lombard street. the two men took off in a car. police chased them across the bay bridge into oakland. the car crashed on 60th street. police arrested one man. another ran off and reportedly tried to grab a 6-year-old boy. here is the boy's mother. >> i was talking to someone earlier. it actually happened. we're leaving tomorrow, thank god. >> a second suspect was arrested after a three-hour, door to door church at san francisco general hospital. they say the tourist may not need to be admitted. the oakland man accused of killing hayward police sergeant scott lunger will be back in court next month. mark estrada was in the
courtroom this morning. sergeant lunger was shot and killed during a traffic stop. the courtroom was packed with hayward police officers as well as lunger's family and estrada's family. estrada's new attorney spoke after the hearing. >> by all counts, he's a nice young man. and everyone who knows him, his family just, it's a mystery as to how he is in the position he's in now. >> estrada is back in court october 9th when he can enter a plea. three years of court battles are over in san jose tonight. the city council approved an agreement with the police and fire unions over pay and pension benefits. as abc7 news explains it could help boost the police force by several hundred cops. the city of san jose shelled out $4 million in bills since voters passed measure b three years ago. the cuts led to hundreds of officers quitting or transferring to higher paying
jobs in other cities and police, and fire unions fought back. >> we're looking to do everything we can to save taxpayers from paying those costs. >> today, a new agreement was approved by the city council. giving officers an 8% pay hike for a 5% retention bonus for current, and returning officers. for a department from 1400 to 951 officers, the deal couldn't tie experience to come back. >> now, you're going to get a competitive retirement package and we've gotten a great start on competitive wages. it's going to be a tremendous shot in the arm. >> the mayor admits the agreement isn't bulletproof because it was approved by 70% of voters, a taxpayer could challenge the deal. former mayor chuck reid was the hard liner before pension reform. san jose faced years of deficit budgets.
does he agree with this compromise? we reached him, on vacation, by phone. >> most people will see it's a pragmatic settlement, a reasonably good solution. it saves the city a lot of money and protects savings, it keeps the city on a sustainable path. >> the deal is expected to save taxpayers $1.7 billion over the next 30 years. david louie, abc7 news. san francisco police are looking for this man responsible for a large cash grab in the fillmore neighborhood. security shows the robber grabbing the money at 7:00 at night on august 13th. san francisco police ask you to call if you recognize this man on your screen. police in san ramone announced arrest of three people in what they described as a larm-scale human trafficking operation. it's a case they've been investigating for 14 years.
with the help of the fbi and d.a. they've taken james joseph junior and his common law wife in custody and charged them with trafficking victims, not only in the danville, san ramone area, but cleveland, miami and new york as well. tonight a part time soft ball coach has been charged with abusing a 12-year-old boy. a crime allegedly occurred more than a decade ago. the suspect, ortiz remains in custody. seven weeks later on $500,000 bail. he has pleaded not guilty to two dozen felony charges involving a victim now 28 years old. he is also accused of molesting an under aged girl a few years ago. debate over the immigration policies is sparking outrage among latino and asian groups including those in the bay area, anyone born in the country is ought know matticly a citizen even if the parents are undocumented. the term used to describe that
birth right many consider derogatory. >> reporter: the term is anchor babies, and it's fuelled the g.o.p. debate over immigration in recent days. now, there is an outcry over jeb bush trying to explain his use of the phrase. he may have made more political enemies than friends. donald trump used the term anchor baby, talking about latino children, born in the u.s. to parents who are here el -- illegally hoping to gain a foot hold in america. >> frankly it's more related to asian people. >> reporter: south bay congressman mike honda is among those condemning him. >> that is a slur. >> do you have a better term? >> how about natural-born citizen? u.s. citizen, you know?
that is what they are. >> reporter: social media is buzzing. a bay area resident tweeted using the hash tag my asian american story, anchor baby, not. >> all of a sudden, it's become derogatory. that is news to us. >> reporter: san francisco immigration consultant and jeb bush supporter believes the term is appropriate to describe so called maternity tourism. this year, three southern california cities were the site of a federal crack down in connection with a business that flies pregnant chinese women to america to give birth. >> they bring in people, up to $50,000 to have the baby here and leave so they can come back with the child is 21 years of age. >> pay all children born here of different ethnic backgrounds, latino, asians, paint them with one brush is not right. it's not presidential. and it's not really american.
>> reporter: honda and other political observers think this controversy over immigration policies might awaken the so called sleeping giants, latino, and asian voters. in the newsroom, carolyn tyler, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. he's considered a possible saviour but some oakland sports fans looking for way to keep professional teams where they are. floyd kephart presented his plans this morning. abc7's laura anthony is hoping. >> he told us he is admitted to seeing this project through the built over next couple decades. he told us at this pace, it's out of his hands. >> i'm going to play this game towards the first of october. >> reporter: he says he's done his part, it's up to government
leaders and teams to keep the franchises in oakland. >> it's 50-50 if it stays as it is now. it goes up to 70% or 80% chance of getting it done if there is an grement on what to do with the land between the city, and county. >> reporter: the plan includes 280,000 square feet of retail and separate facilities for the raiders, a's and warriors. each owned by their respective teams. >> do you like what you hear? >> i like it a lot. it's empowering. ity, and county's court. now in two entities must negotiate with each other and the teams, individually, then figure out how to close the funding gap. >> we have proposed that much of that comes from a conduit bond supported by revenues from the stadium and from the commercial development that would take place within coliseum city. >> i would like to see a plan to
save our sports franchises that does not involve the use of public money. >> reporter: city council larry reid says he won't see the plan until the next meeting on september 8th. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. still to come here tonight at 6:00, a reprieve for thousands of graduating seniors hoping to get into college this fall. you won't have to take the exit exam. a follow up to our story on the book club that got booted from a wine train. why they're not accepting an apology. a thief rides all day on a stolen clipper car. and the victim is told he has to pay. i'm michael finney. coming up on 7 on your side, we uncover a little-kn
governor brown will give the green light to hand out diplomas to those graduates that could not take the july exit exam. the test was cancelled leaving about 5,000 students in limbo waiting to enter college. we're live with the impact this is going to have on those kids. >> reporter: knew this was coming after governor brown asked the ucs and california state universities not to require the exam for 2015. this at the 11th hour. eric started at san francisco state university this week. he almost didn't. just weeks ago, the university
told him because he had not been given a high school diploma, they'd have to drop him. the only way to earn it was by taking the july exit exam. >> it was kind of like killing me. killing my dreams. >> reporter: it was a snafu made by the california department of education. during the summer, it ended a contract with the company that took the exams, therefore, those who needed the tests could not take them. the principal of san francisco international high. parents and graduates were left in limbo. >> there were panics from families saying oh, i've been uneven rolled from college. >> reporter: san francisco unified protested and began handing out diplomas. the legislature took notice and decided no student would be turned away. there was a bill that would cancel the exam for thee years because it's not in line with the new curriculum.
>> we're working on critical thinking and reading and writing skills, language in content areas and it wasn't a good measure of that. >> reporter: parents who came from guatemala just three years ago says his family is proud of what he has achieved. >> nothing can stop me now. >> reporter: he is the first in his family to go to college. >> more than 12,000 people signed an online petition demanding an apology on behalf of the east bay book club that got kicked off an apple wine train. the ceo says the wine train was wrong in the handling of the issue saying we accept full responsible for this regrettable treatment. but the leader of the book club rejected the apology and said no to a free ride for the club and a train car full of friends. the club, made up mostly of african american women was escorted after the train after passengers complain they had
were too loud. we're less than two week as way from a shut down of the transbay tube. today, there was a campaign to warn riders about the closure, the agency showed off thousands of pounds of new rails that would be installed. no trains will travel from friday, september 5th through monday, september 7th. there will be ferry service, more buses and something else new. >> part of this is a first only bus on ramp from oakland into san francisco to give buses a competitive advantage with traffic. over the labor day weekend. >> we have a list on our website abc7news.com. passengers who pay in cash to get on san muni may see an important change. the transit system is looking to modernize fare box that's would do away with paper transfers that sometimes allow more than the 90-minute transfer window.
they'd printout tickets with the time the transfer expires. the drivers' union would like to eliminate fare boxes and go to a cashless system. apparently, summer is about to wind down. >> it's end of august already. >> i know. under a month left of the summer season. tomorrow, we get warm weather into fall. >> right. >> and of course, i do tell the truth. >> you and george washington. >> i'm more harolded than george washington. he could not lie. i could, but choose not to. >> right. >> across the bay area, low clouds near the coastline. but haven't begun to push forcefully towards land. here is the view of the sutro camera. skies are mainly blue. it's 64 degrees here in san francisco. san jose, 74.
here is the view at santa cruz beach. it's looking lovely there. nice day, a nice evening for the beach. and blue skies above. we have current readings at 78 in santa rosa. napa, 746789 fairfield, 86. 87 in concord and livermore. this is a lovely view looking towards embarcadero center. this warm pattern lasts two more days. inland warmth begins to take off on friday. partly cloudy, cooler for the weekend. it doesn't look like a chance of precipitation here in the bay area. we can see some subtropical moisture up into southern california. then, into southwestern u.s. that is associated with a circulation about a hot air mass centered over the southwest. cool air mass to our northwest. we're in the comfort zone between the two air masses. now, as the weekend approaches we'll see that cooler air mass moving into our direction. it will produce showers in northwestern california saturday morning but then, lifting and
take showers with it by mid day saturday. so it does not appear at the moment that any of the showers will reach into the bay area. the climate prediction center issued a 6 to 10 day outlook. and next week looks like cooler than average weather or cooler in general up in the pacific northwest. a warmer than average pattern for the northeast and much of the southeast. and things will be just mild throughout the nation's mid section. on we go to low temperatures tonight, under clear skies inland. a little bit of low clouds, low clouds and fog at the coast. we'll see low temperatures into upper 50s to around 60 degrees, then, tomorrow, mainly sunny skies and warm. hot in the south bay. highs in the mid-80s but mid-90s in morgan hill and gilroy. upper 60s to low 70s on the coast. downtown san francisco, 72 degrees tomorrow, north bay, mid-80s, we'll see mid-70s to low 80s on the east bay.
and inland east bay, quite warm, highs into low to mid-90s. here is the accu-weather forecast. that warmth will last a couple more days and taper off by friday. partly cloudy and the cooler pattern will carry us into next week. >> coming up next, a hero's return. >> one of the men who stopped a >> one of the men who stopped a terrorist attack get >> one of the men who stopped a terrorist attack get the buttery jack was a huge success. people went crazy for a burger with melted garlic herb butter. now, here's the sequel... ...with portobello mushrooms. boom. hang on, i don't want anyone to trip... ok.
one of three americans who took down a gunman on a train in europe is back in the united states. he is expected to arrive in sacramento in the next few minutes. the ceo of columbia sports wear loaned the plane to his family so they can attend an awards ceremony in france. u.s. air force airman spencer stone is being treated in germany. the former catholic archbishop today made a statement following his arrest for drunk driving in hawaii. he was on vacation. he was the san francisco archbishop for ten years and became the highest ranking american official in the vit --
vatican. he issued a statement today say. a one of a kind hiring event for military members, veterans and their families were there. the work shop included resume building, networking and interviewing tips. veterans and those serving are grateful for the opportunity to meet with employers. >> it's aweso. i've got a couple people that look like they'll be calling me soon after this is over. it's cool. >> san francisco giants hope to make this an annual event at the ballpark and will honor military members and vets at the game. >> that is great. >> yes. >> there is more still to come tonight. just ahead a major development plan that infuriated hundreds of
angry son yoema county residents are angry because of a agreement that was made with almost no public input and these folks say they should have been consulted years ago. for more than a decade, this band of indians has been buying land around the town of winsor to create a tribal homeland. the plan changed, to include the possibility of a large winery
and resort. >> where are they going to get the water for the spas, restaurants, and homes they're going to build? >> the money to build that is coming from the tribe's casino in san pablo. they hope to buy 800 more. >> this is as close as they can get to their original territory. >> it could include a casino. counties usually don't get any say, so supervisors decided to make a deal now rather than wait to see the federal bureau appears the plan.
it's a fair deal. >> there is a $6 million payment to the county. >> they're sovereign and independent over those items. that is a big deal for us. >> congressman jared huffman introduced a plan. >> i think the county did the good faith thing by sitting down and working things out with the county. >> critics say the deal is full of loopholes and are furious. >> this is a small town just trying to stand up and fight back against the developments. and against big money and interests. >> the hopkins family farmed next to the land for three generations. >> the agreement was made without public input.
we feel they're insufficient. >> critics accuse officials of favoring the tribes because of political contributions. >> nobody who donates to my campaign gets anything other than the same good government if they hadn't donated. >> government officials and members of the tribe are meeting right now in winsor. another wild ride on wall street after a rebound from an unprecedented drop yesterday, the dow did a free fall before the closing bell. investors appear to be afraid of a domino affect, touching off another day of volatility. >> still plenty of uncertainty. so strap in for a bumpy ride. >> regular lators stepped in with an emergency measures.
it did send stocks in europe soaring. a man whoe jumped the white house fence this year was killed today in a pennsylvania court house. he was shot to death in the lobby of the chester county justice center. he slashed another deputy with a knife. the injured deputy only suffered a cut on the hand. the suspect was arrested at the white house after he scaled the fence and said he wanted to get a message to the president. he is not the fence jumper that made it inside. a new york air traffic controller could be punish forward directing a pilot to land in a nonexistent runway. the plane later crashed, killing the pilot. >> reporter: a plane crash in a railroad crossing on long island, new york killed a 59-year-old pilot joseph milo and injured his passenger on
august 16th. milo's widow told awbc she lost everything that day. the cause of the plane crash is still under investigation but according to ntsb preliminary reports, the 59-year-old first reported his plane was having a bit of a problem. the controller gave the pilot several landing options including a runway in an airport closed back in 1990. >> i just know there is a runway there by 11:00 and a mile and a half down. >> reporter: the ntsb said the pilot could not see the runway, and the controller gave directions to the nonexistent runway. >> it's go to being a reprimand
to revisit the local areas you're responsible for. >> the pilot in command is responsible and accountable for the safe completion of every flight. >> we've learned the first couple options were rejected by the pilot because he didn't think he can make it. abc news, new york. all right. just ahead at 6:00 a bare area man thought he did everything right when he lost his wallet full of cash and credit cards.
there are few worse feelings than losing a wallet. >> it makes you sick. if you act fast, you can stop anyone from cashing on your cards, right? or can you? >> this is going to hurt. it came as a surprise for a san francisco man. someone grabbed his wallet. he thought he did everything right, reporting it missing and cans cancelled the card.
>> i was rushing. i probably dropped it. >> he jumped on a bart train and realized he'd dropped his wallet on the platform. >> noticed it was gone. >> the train whisked him away, the wallet, left behind. >> i went one stop, came back, hoped i could find it. i didn't find it. >> he spent an hour cancelling his cards. >> i thought okay. this is a pain in the you know what. but i acted fast enough. >> he went online and found nobody used his credit cards, however, his clipper card is a different story. turns out a thief had been crisscrossing the bay using his clipper card. they hopped on bart, a bus, and back to the city again. >> it was a joyride, i didn't
know, or doing their business. >> the thief racked up $24 in charges. he figures he wasn't responsible. he reported it missing right away. he was surprised to find out you have to pay. >> you're on the hook for whatever is charged for that day. >> clipper pointed to this clause in the agreement that says the card holder is responsible for payment made with the card up until the end of the day reported lost or stolen. >> think about this. clipper is saying to a thief you can steal someone's card, we'll let you use it all day and charge the customer. >> he contacted 7 on your side. we asked why not shut off the card right away? so john goodwin says it's a technical issue. some systems like buses don't update the reader until midnight every day.
>> here we are in the technology capitol of the known universe, every credit card company can get word out instantly. clipper can't? >> clipper says it is working on an undate but it will take years. and bruce tried to get a new card, but clipper said he had to pay a $5 fee, with a credit card, but his cards were blocked. >> i just buy paper tickets. >> things may soon be getting better because of the report. the chairman promised to fight for this issue. clipper says it doesn't keep track of what is charged after they're stolen. maybe they will, now. if you had an experience like
that, let me know about it. >> it worked. >> yes. >> coming up next, one of the practical benefits of 3 d printing. >> if anyone can tell us about >> if anyone can tell us about it, maybe it was just an ordinary night. until he showed up-with a hungry look in his eyes. and then, he made the shot. and when jaws dropped ... he had something for that, too. the new spicy nacho chicken sandwich. with two tacos, halfsies, and a drink for 6 bucks. all in a munchie meal.
california senator barbara boxer called for stronger oil pipeline standards, spoke after touring rosidio beach today where oil spilled back in may. the state and local jurisdictions are wanted to oversee pipelines but now, she plans to push for better training for inspectors. >> this pipe was corroded. it was known to be corroded. so the standards are the same or not, none of it matters if you don't have people who are supposed to have the capability of inspecting. >> the company that owns the pipeline spent $90 million to clean up the spill. the job should be completed by
friday. caltrans is now saying the city of palo alto will install infrared cameras that can detect people on the tracks more thn a mile away. for its part, cal train will install fences and barriers to the existing fences. >> a former insurance broker is serving a six month sentence for selling phantom insurance policies in the south bay. ernie morris plead nod guilty to the charges. the prosecutor said it's a good thing no one had to make a claim since they're not ensured. firefighters are battling a problem tonight over lines of a wildfire on the central coast. 200 personnel have been treated for poison oak. a spokesman says in places, the
plant grows 12 feet high. a update on the jerusalem fire. it's now 100% contained. cal fire said an engine crew will patrol for the next few days but other personnel has been reassigned to other fires. cal fire burned that fire season will continue in california until we start getting consistent wet weather. health officials in lake county are reporting one and possibly two human cases of west nile virus tonight. it's a disease of the nervous system carried by mosquitos and can have serious side affects. a toucan can thank 3 d printing for a procedure. it's not clear how she lost part of her beak but veterinarians fabricated a replacement beak out of plastic.
it took three days to get used to and she's using it to munch on maggots and cockroaches which are staples in her diet. that is good eating if you're a toucan. >> starting with live doppler 7 hd. sunny skies so far across the remainder of the bay area. traveling to the tropical atlantic. we have tropical storm erica moving towards the caribbean now. and could be a major problem for islands in its path. it's expected to stay on a westward path and approaching the weekend, approaches south florida. we'll watch this closely. back in the state of california tomorrow, another hot day in our interior seks. highs mid-90s in chico.
101 in fresno. bay area, over 70s on the coast to mid-90s inland. here is the accu-weather forecast. a cool down and clouds through the sky. it does not look like we're going to get shower activity. it looks like it's moving north. >> thank you. >> lots of baseball to talk about. >> yes. giants. if they want to keep their hopes alive a critical series tonight with the cubs and the
good evening, good evening will not have reliever jeremy atfeld. he has an injury we're told occurred while playing with his kids. he's a good guy, you know, so we're not going to question that explanation. if dan came up with that, i'd say i don't know. show me the video. atfeld has been struggling, e.r.a. over five. they've got a six and a half game lead, giants chasing dodgers is probably a better bet at this point. one growing trend in the nfl
is two teams getting together for joint practices. niners and broncos will practice in denver this week. week three is the final dress rehearsal for the starters so if your player is on the bubble, something broncos head coach is stressing to players this week. >> this will be a little bit different. it gives you a chance to evaluate against other people. they see each other every day. we plan on practicing our young guys a great deal. so almost like them getting to play another game, you know? because their reps are going down this week from this preseason game. >> sunday, packers lost their star wide receiver joerdy nelson for the whole year with a torn acl. head coach says that may mean more playing time for ty montgomery. >> it's tough on our football
team. as we have spoken, nothing has changed. our goal hasn't changed. when things like this happen, a good system, a good, you know, with the good football team, the adjustments are made. michael vick has a new team, the steelers signed the 35-year-old qb. bruce brokowski injured his knee needing a replacement. this is year three with sonny dykes on the team. cal averaged 38 points per team but gave up 40 per contest. goff has his sites set high. >> i think we're coming into the season with high expectations and want to compete for a
championship this year. and ultimately, the rose bowl. i think we can do it well. have a great talent. offense can be more slow. we're good last year, but we made some mistakes i think, a young and inexperienced team can make. this year, we're older and more mature. >> usc head coach apologized for behavior at a school event saturday night when he slurred words and had a profanity-laced speech. ' he apologized to everybody. >> i think our team knows where i'm at. and i'm thankful for them. but they're here again, today, working and ready to go. i'm going to go to treatment. and i'm going to deal with it. in the meantime, i'm going to be
the head football coach here. i believe i can be. >> embarrassing. the nba fined the clippers $250,000 for violating league rules while recentering de-andre jordan. steve balmer maybe he through in windows down loads. he was signed with dallas and in the end didn't end up doing the deal anyway. abc7 sports brought to you by bank of the west. >> windows vista would have sealed it up. >> join us tonight on coffee tv 20, a testy exchange with donald trump. >> go back to univision. go ahead. >> a latino reporter gets ejected from a trump news conference. what happened next, at 9:00. then, take a look. drivers in shock on a south bay freeway. the story behind this scene during the morning commute. that is tonight's programming