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not just hands free, but hands off. what you need to know about a new rule of the road. and navigating the night out. tips to avoid the rush on new year's eve. tonight, moving out. russia's counsel general has some harsh words, good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. we begin with what many consider an unexpected response to us us sanctions on russia. vladimir putin is criticizing
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president obama for ex-pelling some russian diplomats and says he will not do the same for now because he wants to cultivate positive relation was donald trump. >> president trump tweeted great move by vladimir putin i always knew he was very smart. the russian consul general spoke about this today. carolyn? >> reporter: that is right. the consul general says those being forced out are bitter and he calls this an unfriendly and unjustified step. some of those we saw leaving the consulate may be permanently on their way out. four people president obama classified as intelligence operatives are being expelled along with seven family members, including three children. >> we consider these sanctions
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unsubstantiated, unreasonable, and very detrimental to the relations between two neighbors, between the united states of america and the russian federation. >> russian consul general says one of those the u.s. declared is the consulate's chef, who apparently prepared one last party buffet for the diplomats today. petrov tells us timing is upsetting. >> unfortunately they'll have to leave us without celebrating new year's eve, which is a biggest, one of the biggest holidays in russia. >> it's just not human, frankly. not human. >> sky 7 was above the consulate with fewer staff. business will be impacted. katia parker came for a passport today, hoping for the best with this diplomatic flap. >> sometimes, it's politic s and
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sometimes, it happens. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> in february of2014, he visited abc7 news and sat down with our cheryl jennings. petrov spoke about the significance of the games to his country. >> now, weather, get ready for a big blast of winter temperatures. drew? >> the storm system will arrive next week. good news for new year's eve.
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by noon there is a slight chance of sprinkles and tomorrow night, we'll do it under clear skies and chilly temperatures, upper 30s to mid-40s. the storm system is a light storm system. arctic front will bring showers and says a wintery mix is possible. and of course we'll have that air how cold it will get, you'll have to wait and see, temperatures into teens next week. gys? >> thank you, drew, very much. >> now, live breaking news near
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los angeles. you're looking at a rescue happening at knotts berry farm. sky cabin is stuck and 18 people are on the ride. firefighters are trying to get a ladder to reach them. we'll bring you important updates right here and our abc7 news app. >> all 15 pasta pomadoro restaurants are now closed, leaving hundreds without jobs. cornell, a lot of employees are looking for answers as to what happened and why. >> some workers say they're still waiting to get paid. notices are demanding unpaid
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rent. >> he got a text saying don't come to work. the restaurant was closing doors for good. >> i have direct deposit. >> former co-workers say they have not been paid and many have personal items they can't retrieve. >> i don't know. >> the finances are in question. this notice on the door of the san bruno cafe demands $19,000 in back rent for december. the property management company told us they were shocked. wendy's asked employees to apply with them.
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the chain is hiring, especially in the south bay. >> we're offering $13 for crew members and $15 for management and up depending on their experience. >> other companies are stepping up. abc7 news repeatedly tried to contact pasta pomadoro, but no luck. the contact address turns out to be a po box. and a 9-year-old birthday party got cancelled. a teen-aged boy is accused of shooting a woman in the face when she answered a knock on the door in hunter's point area. they say the victim doesn't know
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the shooter and there is no word on motive. >> with the new year, new laws in california and that means a tightening of restrictions on cell phone use by drivers. not just hands free, but hands off, now. what is changing. you've got a call, laura. >> when it comes to phone calls for drivers in cars, california has been hands free, but starting sunday, when it comes to almost anything this phone can do, it will be hands off. california about to get tougher on cell phone use by the state's 25 million drivers. are they obeying laws on the books? >> ride with people and they're playing with their cell phones, they're nervous. >> how will they do with a new law that bans holding a cell phone any reason? >> a lot of people depend on gps
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to get almost anywhere. especially in the city. >> and it seems the ship sailed when it comes to drivers and phones. with the law, the devices must be mounted and the driver can only make a single touch or swipe. how is that going to work for uber or lyft drivers? >> do you think it's practical? >> who is counting? >> some want to take it further. >> some people are on board and hopefully, safe lives. >> i realized she's paying
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attention. >> that is the hope. more drivers will just pay attention. more local crab fishermen are refusing to get on the water, fishermen from canada went on strike. now, crab fishermen at half moon bay say they won't fish today throughout the weekend. don't leave your new year's eve plans to chance. i'm hoping this works all right. >> fingers crossed. get around without getting stuck. the transit agency is offering free rides to bring in the new year. and it doesn't all smell like roses at the rose parade. meet the pooper scooper dream team this, is a coveted volunteer position. >> why an 80s hip-hop group is
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suing the nation's
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the first dog of california died. the governor's press office announced just a short time ago sutter passed away with governor brown and his wife by his side. the corgi underwent surgery but doctors were not able to fully remove the cancer. they say the dog will assume the role of first dog now. >> looking outside along the
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embarcadero in san francisco. barricades being set up to control crowds. authorities are working to be able to respond to any threats made online. >> we tried to come up with a survival guide. >> first moments of 2017 will come with another first. >> this will be my first time. i'm hoping busy. and that i'm going to make good money. >> for uber and lyft drivers
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it's like christmas. >> it's going to help pay off debt. >> we've seen drivers prepare. >> this is a hospital quality vomit bag. >> worth it when demand and prices go up. >> i've seen the surges might be 3.5. >> prices are probably through the roof. it's worth it. better safe than sorry. >> there are alternatives to calling a car like the pleasanton train now boarding. >> we're running until 3:00 a.m. >> some will skip a station. >> the rule whatever station you arrive at is the station you should go back to when you leave. >> you have to pay to ride bart into the city. >> cable cars replaced by buses
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in case people are crowding streets. >> the service is welcome news. >> you guys are going to be your own agency? >> yes. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> you can celebrate new year's eve tomorrow. the new year's rocking eve starts at 8:00. we'll go back through midnight. >> it's a dirty job, but someone has got to do it. they call themselves pooper scoopers and they follow horses at the annual tournament of roses parade. and volunteers compete for this job and want it.
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>> as dozens go down the route, eight dozen volunteers are doing dirty behind the scenes work. >> we can dash out now. >> they call themselves pooper scoopers. that is what they do. >> peggy o'leery started to volunteer in 1990. >> people were looking like i was crazy. i thought it would be fun. >> she says she's been having fun and recruited her friend barbara marshal four years ago. >> we look forward to it and we all just have a great time being together. >> and volunteers are here known as tv corner. they clear horse debris before floats make their way on to colorado boulevard so none of it
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gets dragged along and ends up on your tv screen. >> they're making sure the world does not see that horses poop in pasadena. that is all. that is the extent of it. >> it seems it keeps them coming back. >> it is the best way to start the new year, we can greet each other as we do on parade morning by making eye contact, hugging, wishing people happy new year.
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>> the dow lost 57 points at 17,762. >> members of the rap group run dmc are suing amazon and walmart for trademark infringement, accusing retailers of manufacturing, marketing and selling products with the trademarked name including glasses, hats, tee shirts and wallets. run dmc says it made $100 million on products over the years. neither amazon nor walmart had a response to the lawsuit. you're going to feel it cooler, temperatures dropping saturday, sunday, and tanking next week as a cold air mass will set up shop. outside we go.
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we do have cloud cover creeping in from the coast. and what that will do overnight tonight lead the way to temperatures mainly in the 40s. take a look outside now. right now, half moon bay with that cloud cover sitting at 50 degrees so here is the call. cloud cover pushing inland. so it's a mainly cloudy sky tonight. that will help to insulate us and keep temperatures holding. clouds going to try to give way to a light sprinkle. this storm system will get out of here mid day and that will lead the way to a dry start to 2017. there is a chance early on.
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monday, light showers, and introduces that cold air. so system next week is a one. it's a light system. does not have a lot of moisture with it. but what it will do, open the door for cold air to move in here and settle in. it could bring us a wintery mix. what you have here are the temperatures. into tuesday, it's going to poll cold air, if it can move in quickly with that moisture exiting you could see
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snowflakes. shows wide spread chill wednesday morning. temperatures showing majority of the region starting below freezing. thursday morning, locations into the teens. snow heading our way into the sierra. and by wednesday morning could see a foot of snow. we're dry, welcoming 2017. sunday, cool, sunny and light showers. thursday, friday, sunny but ineffective. temperatures in the 40s. >> thank you. >> sure. >> coming up here next, a fitting farewell to carrie fisher. >> an event celebrating a
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those close to actress zsa zsa gabber gathered to remember her on the red carpet. the mass ended with her husband putting a gold box housing her
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ashes into a louie vuitton dog bag she said his wife used during her lifetime. >> carrie fisher's tribute is planned in a san francisco nightclub. >> this is a bit of a wake to honor carrie fisher and the character. at butter we can see this continues to grow. we saw people paying respects there. and star wars fans have been coming together for light sabre
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and tonight in new orleans there was a parade just a day after fisher's death her mother died. the family says they may hold a joint memorial. now, coming out here live, this event just started. live in san francisco, abc7 news. >> thank you. and we've been monitoring southwest virginia eagle cam this, is a live look at harriet.
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the partner brought half a fish to the nest and usually takes up to 48 hours to emerge once incubation has ended. you can watch this live feed any time. we're on it. just go to and free abc7 news app. >> i'd like to say i'm patiently waiting but i'm not. >> ahead, a new year's eve party that is a bust before it began. a phony local celebration taking advantage of a good cause and taking money. a group that will be part of the president-elect's parade. and sneakers raising cash
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>> a website called it rocky new year's eve music fest. featuring live performances by some of the 90s biggest acts. and a champagne ball and three dance floors. tickets start at $99. the problem? >> it is a scam. there is no party. >> the district attorney's office sent out a fraud alert. >> the bands are not going to be there. >> kc and jojo alerted fans. it also mentioned fund raising for the alameda county food
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bank. >> if it is a fraud money will not be coming here. >> this is the time of the year when food banks are receiving most support. to take advantage, it's disheartened. >> thank you for calling. this is ambrosia. >> it seems scammers may have moved on. anyone who already purchased the ticket should district attorney's consumer protection division. the more yesterday county sheriff's posse will make its way down pennsylvania avenue on january 20th.
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there are 14 horses and 0 posse members. the sheriff set up a go fund me page to help with costs associated with transporting the horses. >> connecticut's supreme court reinstated a murder conviction for candidate cousin michael skakel. a judge determined his defense attorney was constitutionally deficient. he was found guilty of the 1975 killing of martha moxley. skakel's attorney says he has 20 days to ask the court to reconsider today's decision. as the year nears a close we take a moment to look back at the famous people who passed away in 2016 including actors gene wilder, george kennedy and entertainers prince, and david bowie.
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>> you're not getting a tv in the bathroom. >> do you have an idea how serious this is? i've been a lucky guy. >> we'll see you here next week. >> what should you do when someone offers you drugs?
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>> i will live my life full of love and fun. >> that still the greatest of all time. >> along the way, we really rocked and had a good time. ♪ [ music ]
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>> yes. marcia, you can have your slumber party. >> i can't get off this date. >> i don't know where you get
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your delusions, laser brain. >> tammy is in love. >> those legends. tonight, 2020 will air a special one-hour edition dedicated to carrie fisher and debbie reynolds. >> michael finney is giving us a view of what goes on at the optometrist. michael finney has some advice. >> big chill for the new year and possibility of rain tomorrow, we'll have the
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49ers aren't having a good season. players voted to give collin kaepernick the len eshmont
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award. >> two custom designed shoes worn by steph curry raised $45,000 for the families of the 36 people killed in the ghostship fire. >> do different stores charge different prices for the same pair of glasses? >> good question. >> buying glasses are important and choices are not as they may first appear. let's start with the truth behind eye glasses. >> people don't know the frames
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you see are made by one company. and not only made by one company, but that one company owns most of the outlets that sell them. >> outlets like lens crafters, pearl vision, target optical. they're all owned by a single company based in italy. that makes it hard to shop for a better price, hard but not impossible. >> we find big discounters offer better prices. >> stamper optometry has been providing eye glasses here for more than 100 years.
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>> he seems to be pulling it off. >> this is family run and whoever is picking up frames has a good eye. >> this is only available to 7 on your side-viewers. >> that is great. >> yes. yes. >> thank you. >> sure. >> pg and e rates are going up. homeowners will pay $99.13 for electricity. an increase of $1.36. for gas, $54.33.
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>> this social media company reinstated santa claus's access to his page after suspending his account on christmas day. he is really named santa claus. facebook apologized. so our best guess is that he is off his naughty list. >> bay area is a beautiful place to live.
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>> abc7 now helped us find it. >> follow us on instagram. but let's get a check on the forecast. >> we're tracking cooler temperatures a chance in the morning. it's not an issue welcoming 2017. this is a light system. what it will do is going to bring in cold arctic air. and that storm system exists on tuesday night, into wednesday morning that cold air could bring us a few snowflakes. once that storm system exists on the back side look at future tracker, lows, yes, we're frigid into the 20s and 30s and your
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accu-weather forecast going to show you cold air that is going to linger wednesday, thursday, and friday. sunny skies. >> nice. >> chilly. >> yes. >> thank you so much, drew. >> sure. >> that means other guys get playing time. >> it's true. >> no christian mccaffrey? no
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>> the wildcats choosing knots to suit up for stanford in order to gear up for the draft. cardinals taking on north carolina in the heart of texas. first quarter, stanford feeling the love. brice love, look at them go. 49 yards for the score with a buck 15 on the ground. fan ford, two minutes left in
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the half. the refereeing it loose. it is a fumble. 34 seconds left. tar heels down, but not out. look at travinski there. under pressure. usc needs a two-point conversion to tie. it cardinals finishing the year 10-3. >> just a testament to the character of the team.
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>> we have per sear yens, man. >> this sunny mitchell. 33 yards for a score. music city bowl for 118 yards and thee touchdowns.
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a decision until march, linebacker suspended for one year in 2014. >> my question is what is the difference? it's always a question mark. the guy has a chance, he should have a chance to make a living. i don't agree so we'll move on as a team. >> woman's hoops trying to cut down the cardinal. brittany mcphee shifting into
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reverse. >> join us tonight at 9:00. extraordinary story of transformation. a man began his path with a gang and is now a doctor in a trauma center. an ad for this puppy led to a taser attack. >> finally tonight a few thoughts about what really matters. here we are, another year. it's instinctive to look forward to where we're going and look back at where we have been. they say that time flies when you're having fun but it flies when you're not. especially as you get older. mick jagger sings hate no, sir stall gentleman, living in the past, no use getting misty eyed, it screamed by so fast. boy, does it ever.
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we can make resolutions to make more money, get in better shape, be a better husband, wife, father, mother. we can make all kinds of resolutions but the one thing we can't do is make more time. none of us can get a single second back. so as we close out another year, what really matters is that we make the most of every moment. they're in limited supply. have a safe and happy new year and with time well spent. love to hear from you. share your thoughts on at rival of 2017 with me on twitter and facebook. >> that is going to do it for this edition of abc7 news. this edition of abc7 news. i'm ama
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- the key to a proper cup of tea is warming the kettle with a splash of boiling water. "cold kettles make tasteless tea," grandmother always said. my word, i'm even boring myself. - no, it's sweet. listen, with all that's going on in my life, it's--it's nice to have someone looking out for me. - yes, katie. i heard about your recent breakup. so sorry.


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