tv ABC7 News 1100AM ABC November 25, 2013 11:00am-11:31am PST
live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> moments ago, president obama arrived at san francisco international airport on a quick west coast fundraiser trip leaving seattle this morning and will head to los angeles later today. good morning, i am eric thomas. >> we have team coverage on president obama's whirlwind trip to san francisco. first we have our reporter at sfo. >> air force one landed a short time ago at 10:38 this morning.
a beautiful day here in the san francisco bay area unlike in seattle where it was foggy, dreary. the president was greeted by california senator feinstein who was looking completely different. she has a new "do," and president obama has in california certainly more than 50 times to attend different events most having been fundraisers because here is where the president gets the big bucks although because his rating has again down the organizers of one of the event in san francisco had to lower the ticket price to make sure they had a packed house. he has one, two, three events here in san francisco. all of the events are in san francisco and he returns to sfo then departs at 3:30 this afternoon. for every reporter that coughs
one -- covered one of these it is exciting so i will do a selfie right now. i am going to post it on my facebook page. i am reporting from sfo. >> the president's first stop is san francisco's chinatown. he will talk about immigration reform at the recreational center. this is a look at the stage set and ready to go. amy hollyfield has a preview. amy? >> you can tell that the president is about to arrive with security tightening. we have been pushed outside the barricades. people who want to walk through on washington to get to their homes are not allowed. the people who are here and are inside ready to greet the president are very exciteed.
san francisco did its usual, cleaning up and blocking off of streets for a presidential visit. the secret service forced the city to shut down cable car service because the first event is across from the cable car barn. with all the inconveniences the supporters still find it thrilling. >> it is exciting because right here in chinatown in the heart of san francisco you look at how many people are here it is exciting. >> the times are not as good for the president as during the last visit in the summer. his approval rating was then 62 percent but now he is at 39 percent. he can still count on a friendly welcome in liberal san francisco. >> always a top man, right in regardless of what is happening. not his fault. >> but support seems to be down. ticket prices for a fundraiser were discounted because they were not selling and there are demonstrators outside the rec center where he will give a
speech about immigration. >> saddened by the fact all the years under his administration our families are being separated and we are here to have him deal with the issue of immigration reform. some young guests are focused on the man, not the politics. >> he inspires me. he is like my role model. >> from here, he will go to a fundraiser at san francisco's jazz center on franklin. then he will head to a private home in pacific heights for another fundraiser and a round-table discussion. he will then leave for los angeles where he hopes to make some more money. >> president obama arrived at seattle international airport yesterday. he attended two democratic national committee fundraisers and greeted by protesters, demonstrators again the keystone
xl pipeline which would carry oil from canada across the midwest to the gulf of mexico. we will have complete coverage of the president's visit with updates on twitter by following us at abc7 news. >> new this morning fire crews put out a fire that broke out at home in campbell. the police department shared this video of the fire that started inside a home near hamilton avenue. no one was hurt. firefighters rescued a dog. the dog is expected to be oh came investigators are now looking into what sparked the place. >> developing news. civil rights leaders are calling for more serious charms in the hate crime case at san jose state university. matt keller joins us from san jose state. a news conference will be held the next hour or so? >> that is right. we just received an e-mail sent out by san jose state's president to the student body. in it says he does not clearly express the accountability for
what the student endured. the president continued by saying and i quote, "by failing to recognize the meaning of a confederate flag and intervene earlier or impose sanctions as soon as the gravity of the behavior was cheer, we failed him, i failed him." the president will be at the naacp press conference at noon. four white freshmen were suspended and three face hate crimes and battery charges and the fourth is a juvenile expected to face similar charges. the district attorney will not comment on the four students. they live with their then 17-year-old black roommate from august to october and are accused of taunting him. the four put a bicycle lock around his neck. the naacp is saying this obviously is race based terrorism targeting the african american roommate. the president of the university
says an independent expert will be named to lead a task force to examine the university's policies and practices and propose reforms. he said that additional training is planned for all resident assistance and on-campus housing and more campus forums will be hell the next couple of beaks. >> happening right now, police have blocked off streets near yale university looking for the reports of a gunman near campus in new haven, connecticut. staff and students are advised to shelter in place. the search began with a call placed from a phone booth reporting a person with a gun on campus. there are no reports of any shots being fired or anyone getting hurt. yale is on a break this week. >> frightening moments on a flight from san francisco to new york after a bird strike at john f. kennedy airport. the pilot had to declare an emergency moments before landing after smelling smoke in the
cockpit. at first, he thought the bird struck the landing gear. >> bird strike hit the landing gear. >> it wasn't the landing gear. it was the engine. let's see the damage. the airbus was hit right there where you see the dent in the engine. the plane landed safely. no one was hurt. >> santa rosa police are reviewing security video to figure how a 15-year-old boy ended up unconscious at a high school. they are asking for ones to give them a call. a man was walking his dog and found a boy outside the gym at montgomery high school on saturday with a head injury and cuts and scratches on his arms and hands. investigators are trying to determine whether he was attacked or if he tell from the radio of the gym 30' above. police say he and friends have been known to play urban acrobatics. now the . in a medically induced
coma. >> a marine corps veteran is called a hero after saving a one who plunged from the third deck of the oakland coliseum after yesterday's raiders games ended the fans urged the woman not to jump after spotting her on the railing of the third deck. the 61-year-old vet helped break the fall. >> it happened seconds when she jumped off, she hit him in the chest with her feet and he went to the concrete. out cold. she was, like, straight out and her face hit the concrete. >> amazing bravery and the paramedics rushed both to the hospital. we just learned that the hero has left the hospital and he is recovery at home in stockton. the woman remains in critical condition with a head energy. >> speaking of the coliseums officials who oversee it have approved new lease agreements
that will keep the a's and raiders this for the future. the lease keeps the raiders in oakland until the end of 2014 until the 2015 season. the a's lease was extended through december 31 of 2015 at a cost of $1.75 million annually for the major league baseball team. >> the wife of a bay area man being held in north korea is now speaking on camera for the first time. >> we hope whatever the misunderstanding is, it will be resolved. >> what she and her son are saying about the international ordeal. >> batkid takes manhattan. the villain he defeated during a special appearance on "good morning america" this morning. mike nicco
for the first time the wife is son of a palo alto man held cap give bit north korean government are speaking publicly about their ordeal. the 85-year-old mayoral -- merrill newman was wrapping up a trip in north korea but he was removed from the flight by north cent officials. his wife and son worried. >> i was stunned. i thought truly in the next hour
i would be getting a calm saying that this didn't really happen or there was some mixup. >> he live the plane with no incident or drama and...he has been there ever since. >> the state department says that they are monitoring the talks to free newman over what is called a "dreadful misunderstanding." >> this morning, the beastie boys have issued an open letter to oakland based toy company after they used one of their sons in a commercial that has gone viral. ♪ you like to buy ♪ pink toys >> the company made a catchy video with reworked we lyrics to the hit "girls," to encourage young girlfriends to pursuer engineering. last week they filed a lawsuit claiming that it had the right to use the music because it is a
parody. "new york times" printed the ban's response saying when we tried to ask how and why our song was used where you are our per anything you sued us. they say though do not permit music to be used in advertisements. >> first, san francisco, and now the dark knight or maybe the short knight is taking over new york stock new york city with miles scott, five year, batkid, in remission from leukemia stopped by "good morning america" in type to save pit bull. the joker captured the singer before his "good morning america" performance. >> take a look, there he was, batkid. pit bull just in time the. >> it could have been a disaster. the young crusader is in hot demand. president obama was hoping to
meet up with him during the visit today. unfortunately, miles has people to save on "good morning america" this morning and three was booked. cannot get new of batkid. go to our website and we have a best of video and photos of the san francisco adventure on "see it on tv." >> i think new york was jealous of san francisco and miles. we love miles. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, on the roof. >> lot of sunshine and hazy you can hardly see the port and barely see downtown because of the haze and first "spare the air" day of the season and it is looking more dry and more dry. an update coming up in the seven-day forecast. >> thank you. could tough love have an effect on how were your children weigh? the results of a new medical
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covering fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> a study suggests young kids with authoritative parents are slimmer. 4,000 children were looked at between four and five. those with more rules and clear punishment had a lower body mass index. they are modest effects. no studies on older children. >> mike, what do you have? >> pollution. haze. good morning. that is why we have a "spare the
air" day with the fire in lake county, the smoke drifted down here and that is part of the reason. high pressure, sinking air, putting the lid on the atmosphere not allowing it to vent to the central valley. here is how it looks from mount tamalpais and you can see how much haze we have hang around looking to the south you can barely see sutro tower. the worse air is in the north bay and all of us are under the burning ban until midnight. follow us on twitter or at live doppler 7 hd. our radar is very clear and most of the high clouds are still to the west but i believe by the end of the day we will have a few moving into the sky but you need the sunglasses. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's and los gatos is thes exception at 62 degrees. can you see the pollution from
the east bay hills camera, barely seeing emeryville and cannot see from my perspective much of the bay bridge or even san francisco. hazy sunshine, no doubt, poor air quality, number one. two, best chance of light rain is thursday. that keeps getting smaller and smaller. it looks like it will be great forshipping. no need for a coat and do not need an umbrella. >> how about low-to-mid 60's from san jose in livermore at 65 and morgan hill is warmest at 66. oakland is 64 and san francisco is 62 and tonight, the high clouds are thicker and they will insulate us a little bit and will not be so cool as this morning with a few upper 30's inland and most of us in the mid-to-upper 40's when we step outside tomorrow morning. two areas of high pressure dominating the west coast you can see the line of cloud cover held off over the ocean right
now and the first low will chip away at the high pressure and allow the second low to the west close enough that the possibility of rain is still in the forecast. tomorrow morning, we have high clouds over us, and it will be thicker with wind from the south. with the lack of sunshine temperatures are still low-to-mid 60. as we look at 7:00, there is no rain wednesday morning. through wednesday afternoon, no rain. just one model shows rain and that is thursday morning, say, at anyone but this model, bone dry. headed to thursday afternoon, still, a lot of dry weather but in the sierra from yosemite south, we could get a little bit of snow. the seven-day forecast shows temperatures in the low-to-mid 60's, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and upper 50's on thursday and friday at the coast but the rest of us in the mid-60's and saturday and sunday
and a run at 70's inland. have fun. be safe. don't worry about the weather. it is looking to be dry wednesday and thursday. good news across the state. >> it is official, katie couric is taking on a new role joining yahoo early next year as the global anchor. the c.e.o. marissa mayer made the announcement say she will lead a growing team of correspondents at yahoo news cover the most interesting stories and newsmakers. she hots a talk show "katie" right here and today at 3:00, holiday shopping tips. >> it is not physical after thanksgiving that most people think of putting up the christmas three and hanging the lights, right? one family has tossed that idea out the window with one high voltage light show putting the
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