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across the nation people lined up for traditional marriage and the chicken sandwich. i'm larry beil. dan and carolyn are off. most who showed up for chick-fil-a were there to support the executive of the chain. he is an opponent of same sex marriage. so many people showed up they ran out of food. alan wang is there live with more. alan?
>> reporter: more than four hours after this chick-fil-a closed down early, people were still showing up to show their support for the ceo's stand against same-sex marriage. the restaurant's owner estimates they served about 5,000 people today. by the time norman reece got to the counter they ran out of everything on the menu. hundreds of people came here to support the ceo. kathy ignited a controversy two weeks ago when he said this about same-sex marriage. >> i think we are inviting god's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. >> reporter: it sparked a backlash that included san francisco mayor ed lee's tweet
recommending chick-fil-a not come closer to his city. >> i came out because i think it is wrong just because somebody comes out and voices their opinion that they are scrutinized by mainstream figures like these mayors. >> i see nothing but a long, long line of people who support discrimination and hate and bigotry. >> reporter: now same-sex marriage supporters are planning to converge on chick-fil-a restaurants and demonstrate by kissing. >> my hope for them is that they realize that god has a way out for that, and they can be free from that and they don't have to live in the bondage. >> reporter: by 5:30 the restaurant closed its doors. as for the pro same-sex marriage demonstration, the owner had this to say about the planned public display of affection. >> we'll see what happens on friday. >> reporter: and chick-fil-a issued a statement saying "going forward our intent is to lead the policy debate --
leave the policy debate to the government and the political arena. but chick-fil-a may have become a political arena. alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. in san jose supporters of same-sex marriage picketed outside and a dozen took part in the counter protest on headquarters drive. the restaurant is expected to open on august 16th. an 82-year-old el cerrito woman died six months after she was beaten and sexually assaulted in richmond. sue quan was in critical condition since the attack and was never able to speak to detectives about what happened. and now ama dates. >> a single piece of paper announced the death of sun quan last night, a long-time resident of the senior apartments in el cerrito. in january, quan was found
beaten and sexually assaulted outside this richmond big o tires three blocks from where she lived. police have no leads. quan was never conscious enough to answer any questions. they hope who ever did this to quan talked about it with someone willing to come forward. >> it was very sad. i think she went for a walk early in the morning. >> reporter: her mother lives in the same senior apartments as quan did. she didn't know quan, but was saddened to hear she passed. she too likes to walk the neighborhood. >> i don't go out late when it is dark. unless i go with my children. in 13 years i never listen to something around here. >> it is safe. it can happen anywhere. >> reporter: after quan's attack, the lock at the apartment complex was changed and residents tell me police routinely patrolled the area. to help solve this case, police are offering a reward. $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of who ever is
responsible. abc7 news. new details about the suspect in the colorado masacre. abc news discover thread were warning signs about james holmes well before the july 20th shooting. abc news learned dr. lynn fenton, the psychiatrist treating holmes contacted members of the university's threat assessment team about holmes' behavior. few days later holmes quit school and the university did not intervene thinking they had that control once holmes left. holmes was charged with 24 counts of first degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder on monday. his next court hearing is set for august 9th. interstate 5 is closed north of redding because of a raging wildfire. it is burning near mount shasta near the crossings. some traffic is being escorted through the fire zone. now a 325-acre blaze erupted around 1:30 this afternoon. it is only 5% con intayed.
flames destroyed one building, and authorities say others are threatened. the u.s. forest service says there is a high to extreme chance the fire will continue to grow. the forest service and cal firecrews are on the scene. a fast-moving wildfire gutted one home in southern california was started by equipment being used to clear brush and debris to prevent brushfires. two firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the riverside county blaze. it broke out late this morning near murrieta. it quickly grew to over 400 acres. mandatory evacuations were not ordered, but the red cross had shelters ready just in case. cal fire says it expects to contain this fire by tomorrow morning and have it under control by tomorrow night. this is something that oakland could hardly afford. according to a new city audit, the police department wasted almost $2 million on high-tech equipment it did not use. the report says four of the 12 tech systems that the
department bought were never deployed. it says the shot spotter was under utilized. the report places much of the blame on a crucial lack of communication between the police department and the city's department of information technology. >> and we have every intention of looking at every recommendation and doing whatever we can to comply with the recommendations. >> reporter: oakland has already authorized the police department to hire a technology head of their own to make sure nothing like this happens again. tonight we have a follow-up to an i-team investigation in rural sonoma county from last week. residents of the private estate section of penn grove have been worried about the goats and junk on their property. when their calls went unanswered , they called the abc7 news i team, and now they are getting results. under a plea agreement, the owners agreed to remove the goats by today or risk the
county taking the animals. the hi of it team was at the house when sonoma county a animal control went to that property. they were expecting to remove more than 50 goats and other animals, but when they arrived the goats were gone. they have moved the goats to an unknown location. animal control did remove one llama that was left behind by the owners. >> the nuisance was too great. the fact they got rid of them, that's great. i hope they keep them in good health and adequately con infood. >> i think it is wonderful. maybe it will get back to normal again. maybe we will live in a nice area again. >> the goats may be gone, but there is still a lot of other junk left on the property. neighbors hope they remove what is left now. up next, the stun gun debate. it has reignited the controversy over whether some police officers should carry tasers. >> lift it upright here and just threw it. >> and the courageous daughter
who showed super human strength when her dad was pinned under the car. and why thousands of rav4s are being recalled by toyota. and then later on "nightline." >> i'm terry moran. coming up, from bigging mas to fatty -- from big macs to fatty snacks, the diet of olympic athletes of the how they are chowing down on 10,000 calories a day. and niki min
when should police use tasers on a subject? this is something officers are wrestling with. it came up at the police commission. leslie brinkley has more from city hall. leslie? >> well, let me set the stage for you like this. out of the twenty largest metro areas in the country, san francisco police is the only agency that right now does not use tasers. they are the only police agency in the bay area that does not use tasers. and so the police chief tonight made a plea to the police commission to maybe
employ a pilot program. >> i am not asking for the entire police department. i am asking it for our crisis intervention-trained officers. there are 74 right now. >> but the chief met with skepticism from the commissioner who vote owed a pilot for easy tayers. they expressed concern over arming only officers trained to deal with the mentally ill. >> i would have asked the city attorney for a legal opinion whether we can actually take a class of our citizens like our mentally ill and say we are going to use a taser against them, but no one else. >> this debate was triggered by an officer involved shooting on july 18th, when a 32-year-old suspect armed with a box cuter was gunned down in the financial district after assaulting a co-worker. the suspect died, and his sister made a plea to the commission. >> i don't think the taser would stop anything. all i know is there is a need for real changes because they
need to know how to deal with mental illness. >> a ucsf expert on taser enduced heart failure urged commissioners to consider that kind of data when designing their policy. >> the distance between the chest wall and the heart is much smaller in a thin person, in an elderly person. you definitely want to avoid tasering in a young person. >> you don't know the mental and physical background of the person you are tasing right on the street. that can increase the rate of death just as much as an officer-involved shooting. >> i can't do anything about the last person. but i want to do something right now, tonight, about the next person. >> nothing happened tonight except this discussion. i would say san francisco police are probably one step closer to at least seriously considering using tasers. there will be more discussion and a public hearing later this month. live at city hall, leslie
brinkley, abc7 news. >> leslie, thank you. a fresno county sheriff says he has never seen anything like it. one of his deputies executed a death defying move to save a hiker who was losing his grip on the side of a mop 10. lawrence bishop was sure he was living the last few moments of his life. he was clinging for two nights and two days on dog tooth peak. it is a tough to climb mountain east of fresno. he was huh louse nateing and trebling on a small ledge. his body was starting to slide and thought he was a goner. that's when he saw a half a dozen rescue crews. he tried to grab a rock and the deputy saw him starting to fall and the deputy sprinted up the mountain. the rock that was usually so slick, the deputy grabbed bishop and pushed him to a safer spot until he could be tethered and flown off the mountain. another amazing rescue. a young woman being called a hero after a feet of strength and courage that is hard to
believe. he was working on his car and it fell on top of him, crushed him beneath the weight of the vehicle. that's when the 22-year-old found the strength she didn't know she had and lifted the two and a half ton car off her father. >> lifted it upright here. i just kind of threw it. i shoved my body into. it i came back and dragged him out. i started cpr. then it flashed, oh my god, i am going to lose my dad. his eyes were open and he wasn't responding to me. >> lauren is an athlete with lifeguard training. she got his heartbeating again. her father survived. he is still in the icu with broken ribs and other fractures, but doctors say he is going to be okay. and a very lucky and thankful man. it is time to check the forecast now. here is meteorologist sandhya patel. >> larry, it is going to be one more steamy day in our inland communities tomorrow. you are looking at the trans
america pyramid. just watch it carefully. the financial district in san francisco. now you see it. now you don't. the marine layer has been ramping up. as you look from our high definition sutro camera, you can see the fog taking over. it is starting to make its way out toward the east bay. as we check out live doppler 7hd, i will show you current conditions around the region. it is around the coast and around the bay. half moon bay is reporting light fog and visibility down to five miles. look at the relative humidity. it is at 100%. you are likely experiencing some mist there. and take you out toward the east bay and to oakland where the temperature is 55 degrees and the visibility is coming down. it is nine miles and the fog has begun to develop there. temperatures at this hour, really 50s, 60s most locations and 72 degrees in antioch. here are the highlights.
fog at the coast and bay for the morning drive. could even be some drizzle out there. hot inland again tomorrow, but a cooler pattern is coming by the time you hit the weekend. 11:00 tonight we have possibly some mist right now, but we definitely have some fog for the overnight hours. first thing tomorrow morning as you head out the door at 5:00 a.m., we could see spotty drizzle around highway 1. certainly fog a limiting factor in materials of visibility. you might want to allow yourself some extra time to get to work tomorrow as we will see some low visibility. foggy in the morning, low 50s to low 60s. as we show you our summer spread, it is a wide range of conditions we see in the bay area. pacifica's high, foggy and 60 degrees. heading out to oakland and it is 73. and you get well inland, and we are going to gets -- get you to the 97-degree mode in brentwood. it is going to be cooking there. our summer spread for your thursday afternoon continuing. 83 degrees in the south bay,
87 for los gatos, 81 in sunnyvale. a warm day on the peninsula. 76 for san mateo. low 60s coast side. we will see lingering fog. downtown san francisco 67. daly city, you are used to the gray. you will see it tomorrow. 97 at clear lake and 98 in ukiah. upper 80s in santa rosa and sonoma. heading out to the east bay it will be 80 in castro valley. 76 hayward and 77 in newark. for the inland areas, hot. 95 antioch and around the money monterey bay, the seven-day forecast featuring one more hot day inland. and then cooling begins on friday. you really feel it by the weekend. mid80s inland. upper 50s to low 60s coast side. we will cape it in that range until wednesday when the numbers bump up noticeably. of course if there are any airport delays he will be here with the latest. >> thank you, sandhya. up next, how doctors may soon be able to give you a
pill to find out what is going on inside your body. and we have three more people we want to thank for taking part in the abc7 sleep train dream campaign. it is jerry s and samantha c from kyle g from santa rosa. each clicked the like button on the abc7 news facebook page , and for every new like we get this summer $1 goes to help bay area foster kids. go to facebook.com/abc7 news and click the thumbs up button. it could help change somebody's life. and you can still make a difference and get mentioned. it is part of the abc7 sleep i want a real marriage again. [ male announcer ] on august 8... you two have come here to restore intimacy to your relationship. [ snores ] good luck. [ male announcer ] ...fall in love again. oh!
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for giants fans when they traded for pemz. let's check in on both players. hunter gets a san francisco welcome on jerry garcia bobblehead night. giants like their chances when matt cane is on the mound, but he serves one up on a platter. tahada's first homer in almost two years and 1-0 mets. bottom of the first and his first at bat as a giant and gets a standing ovation from the crowd. the table is set and two on and two out, but hunter pops out to end the inning. that's okay. new york is leading 2-0 in the fourth. play of the game from balanco. full extension and snow cone grab and robs him of extra bases. matt cane loves it, but would leave after five innings. the shortest outing of the season. number 14 on the year and a solo shot makes it 2-1. let's go to the 9th. high and outside from bobbie
parnell. 0 for 4 with two k's at at&t. now, the giants traded nate shirholz. he was in the nation's capital and in the fifth he goes deep. a solo homer that would prove to be the game winning run. he also had the play of the game . washington's bright harper to shallow right. nate has speed, we know that. the sliding catch and philly is a winner 3-2. and we wonder, why did we trade him? trailing 2-0 in the fifth and he took a little care of that. out of own scoreboard with the 12th of the year. a pair of hits and doubled down the right field line. he scores from first and 3-1 rays. the 4 and 8 record coming in. seven innings and five k's and then he ends it with a 401-foot blast in the eighth. 4-1 the final and they have
lost two in a row. defense wins championships, i know it is a cliche, but more true in football than any other sport. it definitely rings true with the 49ers. they went 13 and 3 last year. they did not allow a rushing touchdown for 14 games. number one against the run. number two in points allowed. they lead by the two inside line backers. bowman who was all pro last year in only his second season. the 24-year-old takes great pride in what he does, and for a good reason. >> i have three kids. i think that is pretty much my responsibility. and in order to take care of them and take care of my responsibility, this is the way -- that's the way i will stay humble and stay grounded and do what i am called on to do. >> this report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> nice tie, by the way. >> found it in the sports department. "nightline" is next. i'm larry beil.
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