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>> alan: search teams discover more victim, and six more people are still unaccounted for. more victim, and six more people are still unaccounted for. the latest from the san man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place.
let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were
missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said everyone was accounted for, which was frustrating and hurtful. >> i felt like, why are they treating me -- do they not count? >> reporter: new information was released tonight that finally included his family. >> we're up to seven fatilities, and six people now missing. >> reporter: to this family, this is more than just numbers. it was confirmation. greg's twin brother went to this facebook page, saying, we have additional word. anyone else missing is prowled dead. mom, greg,, and willy have not been found. >> they're not just gone in the mist. >> reporter: officials say they're doing their vis in a very challenging situation. they don't know if someone is
missing unless the family makes a report. they're asking everyone to come to the veterans memorial recreation center and report in so they can get a full count. >> we have been asking people to check in. some cases people haven't come forward. >> reporter: officials are hoping some of the missing will check in. >> we have three areas we have yet to check. the numbers could change a little bit. hoping for good news tomorrow. >> reporter: the family is assuming la von, greg and will are gone. friends say they're ready to be there for the family. including janine, who lost her brother, father, and grandmother. >> a lot of help from friends and family and her church. we're going need all the help we can get. >> reporter: one relative told me the family is a very tight, loving family, with a strong faith in god, and that will help get them through this. this is one example of what one
announcement from city officials can mean, can do, how it can affect one family. a lot of emotion here in san bruno. amy holly field, abc-7 news. >> alan: thank you, amy. tonight, the evacuees have gotten word they will be allowed to return to their homes starting at noon tomorrow as long as the homes are inhabitable, they will be given a wrist ban and be allowed to enter. the area around the explosion will remain offlimits as the investigation continues. peoples whose homes have been red or yellow tagged will be barred from entering. >> emotions bubbled over and tempers flared at a town hall meeting where city leaders trade to answer questions from a crowd of anxious evacuees, lisa amin gulezian was at the town hall meeting in san bruno. >> this has been a tragedy of immense proportions. >> reporter: the words were necessary to start a franks
conversation between san bruno aren'ts aren'ts and their city leaders. >> i need to let you know, though, your neighborhood is far from restored. i. >> reporter: many should regain access to their homes tomorrow. but those whose house were destroyed will be shut out. >> our neighbors is gone, our house is gone. >> i just want my house back, a place to stay. >> reporter: evac wheeze still fill the service center for help with shelter, insurance and support. for the questions they couldn't get answered here, they came here. >> we're looking for a plan, and also like everything in life, the bills keep coming, so we're looking for help, financial help, be basically lost everything. >> reporter: stay and city leaders answered a range of questions. >> when and if will the garbage be picked up? >> we will consult with san bruno garbage to make sure that occurs.
>> if they build our house again and go back to that place, would it be safe for us to live there again? >> reporter: several gas and pipeline related questions went directly to pg&e, including this one. a resident asked if gas pipe locations can be released. >> there's a security issue associated with providing gas transmission specifics. [bleep] >> and -- applaud applaud. [applause] >> excuse me. this meeting will be conducted in a proper manner. if you can't hold yourself that way, we will escort you out. this city has been through enough grief. >> reporter: emotions were hard to hide. anger, frustration, sadness, all of it came to this meeting. there are plenty of people outside as well. they say it's simply not worth their time to sit inside there. they're not getting the answers they need. >> confusion, and they don't know the answers.
>> reporter: after the deadly explosion, some answers are still hard to come by. in san bruno. lisa amin gulezian, abc-7 news. >> alan: the service of the gas pipeline that exploded was classified as high risk because of its proximity to homes, only 7% of gas pipelines have that tess sig nation across the nation. >> reporter: traffic is still blocked here. earlier today we got a briefing from the ntsb which investigates pipeline accidents. pg&e had now way to automatically shut off the gas once the pipe run pureed, and the pipeline contained a number of seams, including one that ran lengthwise around the pipe. right away, federal investigators noticed something curious about the pipeline that blew out of the ground. i was not sol split -- solid and
seemless. it was segments welded together. >> there are lots of reasons to have segmented pipes like this, and that's what they're exploring. it's obviously more expensive to have segments pipes than unsegmented pipes. >> reporter: the ntsb confirms that pg&e had manual valves on either side of the break, not automatic valves to stop the flow of gas. the pipeline that exploded was mauled in 1956 when there were fewer homes here. because the area is so heavily populated now. the public utilities designated the pipeline high risk. >> increases in our estimation the need to look at that issue of whether there should be automatic shutoff valves when there's a massive leak in the pipe which would be signaled bay pressure drop. >> reporter: the latest
measurement shows the crater left by the blast to be 167 feet long and 26 feet wide. the soil was too unstable to determine how deep it is, senator barbara boxer is calling on regulators to expand their inspection. >> there could be corrosion, faulty parts, and excavation so we have to be very clear we're trying to prevent this from happening again and the first way is to do these inspections s in a priority or order where you have population. >> reporter: natural gas has no odor. the ntsb says the gas in this line was odorized, creating that natural gas smell, which some residents claim they smelled in the weeks leading up to this
catastrophe. >> alan: if you think you smelled natural gas in the days and weeks up to the explosion, investigators want to hear from you. the public utilities commission set up a toll free number 800-789-0550, or e-mail then at sb -- if you didn't have time to write that down. we have them on the front page of our web site. go to abc-7 news.com. >> alan: everyone is looking for answers in the aftermath of this disaster. including two top leaders who toured the site today. acting governor abel maldonado, and senator barbara boxer got a first-handlook at the blast. the ntsb say it could take as long as 18 months to determine why the pipeline exploded. one thing they will review is the maintenance records.
>> there's a lot of 30-inch gas pipelines throughout the state and we want to make sure this done happen anywhere else. >> alan: leaders want to know if pg&e had an emergency response plan in san bruno and if it cass carried out. answered that may come slowly from an explosion that happened so fast. we continue to receive video from viewers of the fire. this video taken very close to the origin of the explosion, was uploaded to abc-7 news at ureport. if you have video you would like to share, upload it to ureport.abc-7 news.com. or e-mail it at ureport at kgo tv dom dom. up next, reflections on this ninth anniversary of 9/11. and a florida pastor did not
budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: a medical examiner has positively identified the body of frederick sales. his body was found laird in plastic and tucked away under the stairs of the hercules home he rented. the same house where his father
was found bludgeoned to death. if rein is connected to the death of two women and his girlfriend. >> alan: two beams of light are illuminating the new york city skyline tonight, marking the ninth anniversary of the september 11th attacks. it's made up of 88 searchlights. they turned on at sunset and going to light up the night sky until dawn. the memorial can be seen by residents from manhattan, brooklyn, and new jersey. >> alan: mourners near ground zero observed a moment of silence to market the terrorist attacks on america. relatives read the names of their loved ones who died when islamic extremists hijacked two passenger planes and brought down the twin towers.
president obama laid a wreath at the pentagon in washington, dc to honor the people who lost their lives after a third plane slammed interest the nation's military headquarterses. >> the perpetrators of this evil act didn't simply attack america. they attacked the very idea of america itself. all that we stand for and represent in the world. >> alan: in pennsylvania, an event was held in the field where the fourth plane, flight 93, crashed after the passengers confronted their hijackers. michelle obama was joined by former first lady laura bush in remembering those who lost their lives. back here in the bay area. victims of the 9/11 attacks were remembered with a cross-country motorcycle ride. it started as a ride to honor the members of flight 93 that went down in pennsylvania.
they stopped the flight memorial before ending their journey at san francisco's international airport. organizers say it's the largest flag display west of the mississippi. the lafayette flag brigade held its annual 9/11 remembrance at the can you -- curtola bridge. the brigade organizes welcome-hope events and rallies for u.s. troops serving overseas. word of the cancellation of the koran burning in florida has not gotten back to afghanistan. 10,000 people turned out for a second day of protests as they shouted "death to america." police lad to fire warning shot0s to prevent them from storming the provincial governor's residence. gloomy day today but we had some decent weather,.
>> warm stuff. so the trend is changing. we're looking at cooler weather, and that's due to the low clouds and fog main lip that will be pushing into the bay in the upcoming week. from the sutro cam, you can see the marine layer is pretty shallow, only about 1,000 feet. and today it cleared. looking at temperatures very warm. 90 in antioch. 75 in san francisco. 79 in san rafael. 89, santa rosa. 87 in san jose. hope you enjoyed it. we're looking at numbers coming down tomorrow. low clouds and fog trying to make their way across the bay. by tomorrow morning, they're going to be stacked up along the shoreline, into the north bay, and by 11:00, will be looking at more sunshine and temperatures will be comfortable but nose -- not as warm today. 54 in fremont, be looking at
some areas of fog and low clouds, bringing five to ten degrees cooling tomorrow in some spots, and a chance of showers on saturday? it looks like it this point. have to wait and see if the mods come into agreement. 54, san francisco, still very mild in on concord, 71. 66 in san jose. tomorrow, low clouds and fog their the early morning hours, then burning back to the coast, 60s in san francisco, 70s in the north and south bay. in the atlantic, hurricane igor, pairly a hurricane inch the next 72 hours it could become a major hurricane. brushes the eastern seaboard. temperatures today were warm, but from with the track off the coast, we'll see a couple goings of cooling. so plenty of sunshine but low to mid-80s around the bay.
santa clara at 84. 87 in los got a dose. -- los gatos. pacific a, a gray day. today was a warm day in san francisco, coming down tomorrow into the upper 60s. 6 jont, partly partly cloudy sk. north bay numbers, upper 80s for you. 78 in san rafael. near east bay, a nice day in berkeley, 71. the fog could be with you in the early morning hours. 89 in castro valley. over the hills, cooler, danville, 84. monterey bay, 68, and dense fog to start out. the seven-day forecast, tomorrow, coming down anywhere from five to ten degrees. look at the cooler days. all throughout the work week next week, and then with increasing clouds. we are looking at, dare i say it, a chance of showers on
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>> mike: stanford hosted ucla in the pac-10 opener at the rose bowl where the cardinals have not won since 1996. do you think jim harbaugh is into this game? i would say yes. first quarter, cardinals on the move. get 6. 16 yards. 7-0 stanford. cardinal offense sputtered a bit but it's punched in on fourth down. 21-0. stanford defense made a statement tonight. thomas, rips the bull out of prince's hands. returns it 21 yards for the score. one of four turnovers the cardinals smoked. smoking ucla. 35-0. on to berkeley. cal hosting colorado. first quarter, bears down from the 13. riley finds vereen. a spectacular grab in the end zone. gets his foot down. shane ran for a touch. 7-0 bears.
bears defense got offensive. pressure all day. six sacks in the first. hansen throwing with the wrong arm. never a good idea. the pick, returning it 41 yards. 31-0. cal forced five turnovers. riley, 197 yards, four tds, this one to allen in the fourth. allen, six grabs, 66 yards, cal now 2-0 with a 52-7 victory. for the second straight week, san jose had a top 25 opponent. this time wisconsin. credit the spartans. third quarter, johnson, the little guy can make you miss. 37-yard trip to pay dirt. spartans down 20-7. they had no answer for big john clay. still, a valent effort by san jose state. giants trying to take over the lead in the national league west in san diego. a former giant, torrealba said,
man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
>> mike: after taking two straight from the padres, the giants were tied with san diego for the lead in the west. you can put away the brooms. padres ended the streak today. major league baseball remembering 9-1-1 with red, white and blue hats. bottom three, game scoreless until torrealba drives bun down the line off bumgarner. a solo jack. 1 or padres. bun farmer deserve better. giants trying to rally but the throw to second in time to nab the runner. giants are one game back now. >> the a's picked up their option on their manager, hosting the red sox. a's down 2-1.
ellis lines a single into left center. game tied at two. then two outs, davis puts a charge into this one. ellis scores on the triple to make it 3-2, and the a's hold ton for the 4-3 victory. >> everybody wouldn't wait for the nadal-federer final, everyone september djokovic. federer in search of his sixth u.s. open championship facing djokovic. djokovic fending off two match points. puts away the big forehand volley. wins the game. federer, unforced error. djokovic can't believe it. he is moving on after a five-set marathon victory in tomorrow's finals, djokovic meets nadal. nadal won in straight sets, advances to his first ever u.s.
open final, trying to win the career grand slam. >> when we saved the best for last. kim clijsters facing vera. kim goes up 4-1. matchpoint, clijsters, finishing the job with another forehand winner. this one cross-court. wins her third u.s. open title with a straight-set victory. first to win back-to-back titles since venus williams in 2000 and 2001. the first place pride in the regular season was a 4-1 win the first place pride in the regular season was a 4-1 win over
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