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it happened around closing time. a man entered the shopping center and started shooting. he was wearing all black and a black and red motorcycle helmet. thousands were able to get out before police locked down the mall. 400 shoppers were stuck inside huddled inside the stores while officers searched for the gunman. ultimately they found him dead after midnight in a back area of the mall in an area under construction. he is identified as 20-year-old richard shoop of new jersey. a note was found pointing to the possibility motive. >> he does have a history of drug use and drug abuse. we do believe the main motive for what he did was suicide whether self inflicted or suicide by cop which no one ever wants to see. >> the prosecution says it does not appear shoop everred to --
anyone. he fired toward the ceiling and an escalator and a store front. the gun he took his life with was a legal .22 caliber rifle altered to look like an ak-47. he stole it from his brother. >> breaking news from denver. two teens are in custody this morning after breaking into a middle school overnight armed with rifles and backpacks. the s.w.a.t. team was called in. officers watched the teens over security cameras and took them into custody. neither rifles or backpacks remain recovered and a bomb squad is sweeping the school. no word whether the school will open this morning. >> pleasant hill city council will better regulate gunshots in the city forcing gun shop owners
to pass a criminal background check. dealers is to install alarm suspects and surveillance video. new gun stores can not be located when 150' of a residence or 1,000' of a daycare center or school. the mayor says the change are needed in this day and able. >> business friendly and we expect other businesses to want to be in our city. this is a way to make sure when someone comes into the city they are acting appropriately. ought council will vote on the measure in two weeks to finalize it. the sonoma county board of supervisors will start a meeting an hour early to give extra time to discuss an issue galvanizing the community, the fail shooting of a teen by a sheriff deputy. the 13-year-old andy lopez was shot to death while caring a toy that looked live an ak-47. his family fired a lawsuit against the department and the deputy, erick gelhaus.
the meeting starts at 8:30. protesters are planning another march today at 1:00 o'clock p.m. heading to the district attorney's office to demand erick gelhaus be fired, arrested and indicted. >> police are investigating after someone set a man on fire at a bus yesterday afternoon. police say the driver stopped to call for help and several people got off the bus through the rear exit. the victim is in a hospital burn unit. there is no word on a suspect or motive. >> the san jose city council is expected to take up a firearms ordinance today to deal with the wild pig problem. the feral pigs have done thousands of damage to the greens of a country club and torn up the neighbor's lawns. trappers can shoot the pigs in city limits which now is banned inside the borders except by police and firing ranges. currently, pigs have to be taken
outside of the city to be killed. >> the board of supervisors of san francisco will vote on legislation to make it tougher for medical marijuana dispensaries to open in one district. the "san francisco examiner" reports that the supervisor says three dispensaries have opened on mission street in the past year. he says that it is unfair to have high concentrations of the dispensaries in certain neighborhoods and wants to make the process tougher. marijuana advocates argue zoning laws for pot clubs are already too restrictive. >> happening today in sonoma county, traffic will be a mess for drivers in the north bay as people flock to the grand opening of the biggest and newest casino, the graton casino opens west of highway 101 in rohnert park. the casino will be home to blackjack slots and video poker. c.h.p. is bracing for 10,000 extra cars a day.
abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will look at how they plan to handle all the extra traffic. >> you felt the warmup yesterday and today could be the lucky day if you like it warmer. >> you can see 27 degrees warmer today in napa than yesterday. 15 in livermore. that is a breeze and what it does for you with light humidity. 62 in napa. 57 in san rafael. the deal spot is guerneville at 38. we are 48 in alameda. we are 49 in san ramon. san carlos is 56. today, in the next 12 hours it is not so cool with most of us falling into the 40's by 7:00 and a few hours stay in the 50's. by noon, everyone in the low pressure 60's and by 4:00 we are in the upper 60's to near 70 in most areas. the coast will still be 60 and by 7:00 it will be cool.
the next three days, the warmth climaxes tomorrow and the onshore breeze develops on thursday with a few more clouds and cooling all the way through friday. now the commute. leyla gulen? >> we have 23 bart trains running on time. 580 westbound direction there is a sig-alert. good morning, everyone. we have two lanes blocked and opened westbound side. right now it is a sig-alert with no word when this will lift but it is an injury accident involving a big rig. you can see the backup. it is backed up from over the altamont pass with slowing in the eastbound direction because of construction that will lit at -- lift at 9:00 this morning. 101 is looking clear. san mateo bridge from the east bay to the peninsula, clear conditions with hardly any cars
headed into foster city. >> it is just about 4:37. a major change could come to caltrain with a plan to make the tracks sayer for drivers and pedestrians. >> a sunken tugboat raised from the oakland estuary one of many dangers lurking in the water. >> we know who won the $213 million jackpot in the central valley but a
>> in the bay area, an election is getting national attention. voters in sunnyvale will decide on a strict new gun law and both gun control forces and the n.r.a. are closely watching. we have more on this from matt. >> the passionate debate over gun control hits the ballot box here in sunnyvale. voters will get a chance to vote on the measures at precincts starting at 7:00 this morning. the measure requires reporting theft of fire aways in 48 hours and gun owners have to lock the weapons and dealers have to keep records of all ammunition sales of more than ten rounds for a sale is illegal. the mayor was inspired by mayors against guns after mayor bloomburg contributed money to this. the mayor said nothing was being done in congress so something had to be done at the state
level. opponents like the owner of a firearms company says the measure is poorly drafted and an attack on legitimate gun sellers and owners and drives businesses to surrounding cities. the national rifle association says if it passes it will sue to stop it from being implemented. >> other issues on bay area ballots include waterfront development in san francisco, tax increases in self cities and numerous city council races. to prepare for the election, check out our voter resource guide on abc7news.com and stay with abc7 news if complete election results after the polls close with updates on the web site and twitter@abcnewsbayarea. palo alto is trying to keep cars and pedestrians safe around train tracks and will pay a new jersey firm $127,000 to evaluate building a trench from san
antonio road to the creek to create merge crossing at intersections planning for elect california state pro tempore wants to encourage partnership between high schools, community colleges and businesses to develop career-or yeped -- oriented curriculums with academia and apprenticeship to address a shortage of skilled workers in tech years and to deal with the high drop out rate. >> the state public utility commission is proposing a $17.25 million fine against pg&e for falsely claiming two old pipelines up safe and is accused of filing misleading records to
downplay the misstep after records revealed it could have the same flaws as the pipeline that exploded into fire three years ago. a judge proposed a fine of $50,000 a day dating back to american when pg&e failed to notify regulators of faily records that the company likely became aware of the discrepancy in november and wants the fine to begin from them. >> a second 100' long tugboat is seeing the light of day being pulled up after years at bottom oakland estuary that only scratches the surface of a junk yard in the water. >> it took two cranes to lift the tugboat out of the estuary. >> the hazardous material was in the payment on the outside. >> the stacks of the tugboat
stuck from the water causing a hazard for two decades. next to it, a sunken barge and this marks a sunken 150' tugboat called "respect." >> we found containers, bags of asbestos. we have removed the sediment. >> this is known as a place to abandon or dutch your -- to dump your develop. >> budget cuts prevent police boat patrols from watching the laws this is an underwater junk yard. this boat was pulled out after it sank. >> we need regulations and more coordination with law enforcement and target this so it does not come back. the project to remove 22 sunken boats is causing $5 million to the taxpayer. the goal is to track down the boat owners.
>> california's big powerball mystery has been solved after two weeks, the winner of $213 million jackpot in fresno has come forward. it is not mike nicco. a retired worker from fresno who is 68. fours were forced to cancel a news conference because he didn't want to go on camera. mitchell bought the ticket from the same chevron station with the same numbers he has played for years. the family says he will give money to his family, his church, and buy a house on the coast. >> that is what you wrote do, right? >> not at all. i would hide and keep it to myself. >> sure. >> like you can't keep the sunshine to yourself. >> cannot control that. what we are looking at is a frost advisory.
the weather service issued this starting at 3:00 and goes until 8:00 but it may not be needed. look at the temperatures in the north by up to 60's in napa and the coolest is 38 in guerneville. there could be one or two remote, isolated spots away from the winds that may see some frost but as far as a widespread frost event that is not going to happen from this event. it is up to you to decide if you need to cover your plans and bring in the pets right now. temperatures are coolest around concord at 43. 45 in fremont. 46 in san jose and los gatos and hayward and 49 in mountain view. san francisco is mile at 57 and same for livermore at 58. there is not much wind but just enough to keep the atmosphere turned up so we have the conditions we are dealing with this morning.
a beautiful look from emeryville back to the eastern span of the bay bridge and it will be sunny with warming continues with the base we build in the 40's and 50's unlike the 30's and 40's yesterday. the winds shift open thursday bringing cool conditions through monday and on monday the pattern slips and we have a healthy chance of rain if the models can be verified. the timing is not so good but we need the rain. another one developing toward the northeast so we get an offshore wind and we will have warm weather to the coast today upper 60's to low 70's. los gatos is warmer at 73. on the peninsula, upper 60's to 70's and los altos at 73. mid-60's along the coast to upper 60's in downtown south san francisco and sausalito and mid-70's through the north bay valley and mid-60's at your
coast and low 70's from 70 to 72 degrees until hercules at 73. 72 at pleasanton and brentwood. temperatures will be cooler tonight and back in the 40's in most areas and maybe a few 30's inland. wednesday we have high clouds and sunshine and temperatures two or three degree warmer and it turns cool and we lose a couple of degrees thursday, friday, saturday and sunday and then it is 10 or 15 degrees cooler by veterans day. leyla gulen? >> we have a sig-alert in effect in livermore causing a backup. we have plenty of construction, everyone. eastbound 80 from powell street to willow avenue is a long stretch from emeryville beyond highway fur to hercules with lanes blocked for construction crews. we have 10 or 12 minutes weapon the cones are picked up. westbound 580 the sig-alert is
causing a backup at 50 minutes from tracy to dublin. two lanes are blocked. two are open. the big rig was packed behind the accident to block traffic from running into that. the traffic is not too nice bumper-to-bumper traffic for pleasanton. this is going to be the drive across the golden gate bridge with construction crews picking up cones. the trucks are there and are making their way in the northbound direction. slow for the cope zone. >> the senate will begin debate on the first major bill barring workplace discrimination against gays in two decades. gays, lesbians and transgender workers face script nation on -- face discrimination on the job. it opens small businesses opponents say, to frivolous lawsuits. if the bill passes in the senate, the prospects in the house of representatives are not certain. president obama is meeting with
business leaders to keep pressure on the house pass an immigration reform bill. he wants the house of representatives to approve a measure to create a road to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. house of representatives republicans want to focus on border security first. >> we told you of elections here but across the country voters are going to the polls. in colorado voters will consider a 25 percent tax on recreational marijuana to fund school construction. in maine, voters decide whether to localize marijuana for recreational use. in washington state, voteers will decide whether to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour. in houston, voters will decide the fate of the shuttered houston astrodome which could be turned into an event center or torn down. >> hundreds of jobs are up for grabs. who is hiring and where. >> plans for expanding the san francisco bicycle share program,
good morning on tuesday, election day, at 4:53. traffic is fine on the eastern span of the bay bridge. we have some winds but we have warm winds. we will check them out with meteorologist, mike nicco. we will turn things over toker rib. >> companies looking to fill 500 jobs in the bay area will meet with prospects at a hire event job fair he cussed by abc7. new york life is hiring and the united states state department. the event is from noon to 4:00 at the doubletree hotel in san
jose at gateway place. visit abc7news.com for a complete list of jobs. >> big plans to expand san francisco's bicycle share program. officials have released an update on the use of the bicycle share, within two month of running, 2,000 people have bought membership averaging a thousand trip as day to be called an early success. 150 bicycles will be added to the fleet of 350 bicycles. city leaders want 3,000 bicycles across the city. >> that begs the question, is this bicycle riding weather? >> absolutely. a lot of sunshine. warm weather. a light breeze from the north. that will continue from this morning until the afternoon. check out how beautiful the city looks from sutro tower toward emeryville and albany. we will talk about what will happen today. one to four degrees warmer for
most of us. fremont sticks out jumping from 64 to 72 degrees today. most of us are in the 70's. storm system passing to the north here and in the sierra with showers near the o.j. border and 54 in that area. low-to-mid 70's and sunshine around san diego and los angeles. safe travels. leyla gulen? >> we have construction in san jose if you are traveling northbound and southbound along 87, we have lanes completely closed. that will lift in five minutes. it should not affect the commute just yet. 880 is clear and you are looking at slow-and-go traffic with value moving across 101. we have a sig-alert working in livermore. we will look at the san jose camera at 280 away from 17, a few extra cars already and you
can see them coming away from highway 17 in the background and a few extra headlights and everyone is moving at top speed. >> thank you. day care worker in the south bay faces charges of child endangerment for being drunk at work. the 58-year-old woman works at a child development center in morgan hill. parents called police yesterday morning saying she was intoxicated. after talking with her, responding officers arrested lopez. there are no indications any children were harmed. >> proposal to close san francisco parks overnight goes before the full board today. the supervisor's measure would make city parks off limits between 10:00 at night and 5:00 in the morning the only way to prevent losing millions a year to vandalism and dumping. homeless advocates say it will criminalize those who have nowhere to go. >> india has launched the first spacecraft bound for mars this
morning a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate an advanced technology for space travel. hundreds watched as the rocket streaked across the sky and the 3,000 pound orbiter is headed to earth and it will perform a series of technical maneuvers and short beens to raise its orbit before it uses earth gravity toward mars. it must travel 485 million mars over 300 days to reach the orbit around the red planet by next september. >> the waiting is over. next, we have the grand opening of the bay area's newest casino. it could be anything but lucky for commuters. >> the bay area community steps squarely into the gun control debate with new restrictions gunshots and gun owners could face. >> another deficit in the disappearance and death of a patient at san francisco general
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