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preference shal treatment is given to a sheriff's wife responsible for a accident. i'm dan ashley. >> she was on probation for dui and being investigated for another dui that killed a t toddler. it was then she was arrested again. >> live in pleasanton with stunning news of this latest arrest now, kate. >> reporter: well, dan, the deputy in the alameda county sheriffs department assures me it has nothing to do with any decisions they are making in terms of filing charges, but right here on friday at noon police were called here to this intersection sunol ave. to reports of a woman lying in the street. when police got here, they found malahan who appeared to be intoxicated. she was later arrested. this is her third alcohol or drug related arrest in a year. >> three times, something has to
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be done. >> reporter: frustrated she was seen in a mug shot friday, arrested again this time for public intoxication. >> granted she wasn't driving, but what is if she did get behind a wheel again? another life could have been taken way. >> reporter: his grandson was killed last september when her suv hit this car stopped on the shoulder of 680 in san ramon after running out of gas. he was in the car with his mom, brother and sister who survived. >> my daughter, her heart aches every single day. every day. my son-in-law's heart aches every day. they're not going to get their brother back. >> reporter: she was arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after the wreck. the contra costa county d.a. says the case is a top priority. they only got the report from the chp investigators in january. they expect to file charges soon, possibly by the end of the month. in addition to considering her friday's arrest, the d.a. is factoring in her fourth dui
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arrest in june of 2016. in this instance she was pulled over in pleasanton with her 10-year-old child in the car. she pled no contest to dui and child endangerment charges and was put on probation in december. in pleasanton, kate larson, abc7 news. >> pg&e is now named in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of the 36 victims of oakland's ghost ship fire last december. the lawsuit names the utility company, the building's owner and its master tenant as defendants among others. the suit alleges pg&e should have known about the dangerous electrical wiring in the warehouse that is believed to have started the fire. a mother whose only child died in the blaze was asked what she wanted to come out of this lawsuit. >> that this never happens again. simply put. can we just make something like this not ever happen again? people's 22-year-old children shouldn't be dying because they want to list tone music.
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>> the plaintiff believes all the family members of the victims will ultimately be added to the suit. abc7 news was in emeryville where two dozen investigators are investigating a construction site fire. it start saturday off san pablo avenue and the second time in a year that site has burned. the atf has experts in fire scene analysis to help alameda county fire with the investigation. those agents specialize in forensics, chemistry, and explosives. saturday's fire appears to have started in the same stairwell of the fire last july. the owner plans to build the apartment building now for a third time. >> in the south bay, an emotional day of testimony in the sierra lamar case. the penalty phase began today for the man convicted of murdering the morgan hill teen. abc7 news reporter jeannine de la vega joins us live from san jose. jeannine, you were inside that courtroom. what was it like? >> reporter: i noticed that whenever the jury went in and out of the courtroom during -- when they took their breaks
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antolin garcia torres would look at them in the eye as if he was trying to connect with them. there were also a lot of tears. there was sniffling and crying in the courtroom as sierra's friends each took the stand. the prosecution had them testify to show how sierra's murder impacted their lives. >> ever since we've had nightmares, just the things that could have been done to her, feeling like the helplessness she must have felt and the fear that she had. >> i think that it just kind of took away our childhood at a -- we were too young to have to go through something like this. >> reporter: now that the jury convicted antolin garcia torres of killing sierra, they must decide whether he should be sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole. >> what the prosecution is going to stress in the next several days is the impact of sierra's
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kidnapping and murder and the uncertainty of what happened to her and how that weighs on her family and friends. >> reporter: the defense asked jurors to be open and to listen. he told them they would hear about garcia torres's upbringing and how he lived with an abusive father who would drink and act violently. the prosecution is hoping jurors won't sympathize. they had a police officer testify that garcia torres yelled splatives at hem and called him a pig when he ran into him during an unrelated investigation. many more character witnesses are expected to take the stand this week as each side builds their case for his punishment. in san jose, jeannine de la vega, abc7 news. >> a san jose police officer who killed a man wielding a knife will not be charged in that shooting. investigators say byron rosa was shot after stabbing two people then refusing officers' orders to drop the weapon. police say rosas wounded his estranged wife and killed her friend in march of 2016. the department says tonight that the officer involved in the
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shooting, donald guest, lawfully shot rosas. >> a court has blocked online gun retailers from selling high capacity magazines in california. the injunction comes after the san francisco city attorney sued five retailers who are violating state law by selling items like this. it has been ill legal to sell ammunition magazines with ten or more rounds in california for nearly two decades. five online retailers tried to go around the law by selling disassembled magazines as rebuild kits. >> it would say if you're a california resident, check a box and we'll send it to you in two packages, we'll disassemble it, that's not okay, it's the law and that's why we sued them. >> it is illegal to sell these items in california. they must remove california as a shipping option. >> a major joint federal drug bust involving the dea and san francisco police has led to more than 20 arrests. the criminal complaint was
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unsealed today. abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow is live in daily city where investigators executed one of several search warrants as part of a six-month investigation right, melanie? >> reporter: exactly. sources with knowledge of this investigation tell abc7 news it started out a routine operation between the joint drug task force, arresting street-level drug dealers, but turned into something much bigger. those drug dealers had ties to the colombian cartel. we have video to show you one of the target locations investigators searched on santa barbara avenue in daily city just across the street from woodrow wilson elementary school. according to the criminal complaint that was unsealed today, the dea has been investigating the brothers since november of 2016 who go by the street name fanta and zorro. the complaint alleges they were involved in a drug trafficking
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organization distributing large quantities of cocaine, me methamphetamines in california and other states. in addition to the daily city address, investigators also served search warrants at target locations on kirk wood avenue, and chestnut avenue in san francisco. abc7 news was previously embedded with the multi-agency task force in the tenderloin area of san francisco back in 2013 as investigators arrested other drug dealers who were setting up shop near schools. according to the nearly 50-page complaint, the coconspirators also included the galindo brother's girl dprend who has also been arrested. live in daily city, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> melanie, thank you. a richmond man working in his own garage was robbed and shot last night. it happened at 10:30 on the 3900 block of gately avenue. the police say man was shot once in his shoulder. they are looking to for two suspects wearing masks. the garage door was open when
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they approached and robbed him. after giving up some possessions, the victim chased the gun men and they fired at him. police say don't do that. >> there is nothing they're going to take worth risking your life. >> bottom line. they believe it was a crime of opportunity and they have few leads. they are asking anyone who may have seen something or have a security camera in that area to please give them a call. pacifica police are looking for burglary suspects who hit five homes in a single day. it happened yesterday between 7:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. the two suspects may have been driving this vehicle captured on surveillance camera. they hit homes on these streets. stanley avenue, two houses on view way, mont suma drive, and man sani ta drive. they targeted jewelry, laptops, tablets, and personal electronics. >> a new construction project aimed to relieve some of the congestion along highway 101 along the peninsula, today local leaders joined a groundbreaking next to the willow road
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interchange in menlo park. engineers believe it will help stop drivers from weaving through traffic to reach an exit or entrance. the project will create eight lanes of traffic, widened off ramps and add new sidewalks and bicycle lanes. >> all right. call it the golden ticket. we are live tonight at oracle where tonight's big playoff game is sold out. fans obviously can't wait. >> cars driving down the freeway with a man taped to the side of it. police are saying about this dangerous stunt in oakland. >> recovering after a rescue from a mountain top, battling frostbite, hikeers sent out an s.o.s. >> i'm abc7 news me meteorologist sandhya patel. clouds outside, big changes coming. i'll show you a closer look coming up. >> sometimes the grass really is greener. the new milestone in
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oracle arena is already a sea of blue and gold thanks to t-shirts with the words dubs stand up on every seat. and fans are starting to stream in for game two of the nba western conference finals between the dubs and the spurs. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann live in oracle with more. hey, shu. >> kristen, gregg popovich was asked about the star player kawhi leonard in game one. if he would talk about it, he goes no. zaza apparently had death threats and had to shut down his own instagram. let's move on now to game two. steph curry and kevin durant combine for game one. where is klay thompson? klay had just six points in game one and only two 20-point games in the playoff. acting head coach mike brown was asked about klay's struggles in game one, but he said klay
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contributed in much different ways. >> his stat line offensively wasn't what most people expect nor what he expected. i'm telling you, when you go back and you watch that tape, essentially he was a monster. there were a lot of things we didn't do well. rebounding and some of the other things like that, but one of the things that happened, knock on wood, hope he continues to play, klay was locked in on his defensive assignment. he did about as good a job as we could have asked him to. so, the shooting part is going to come. we're not worried about that, but the other stuff, it is very exciting for us. >> all right. i just talked with steve kerr. he's back here for game two. looks a little better, said he feels a little better. i asked him about klay. mike is not calling as many plays for him so i think we'll see that tonight. reporting live at oracle, mike shumann, abc7 news. >> pretty exciting, thanks. the oracle arena was used as a backdrop to a prank oakland
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police are taking seriously. this video, a man is taking a ride on 880 taped to the side of a car driven by his cousin. they thought it was funny. police didn't. officers say the two not only put themselves in danger, but other motorists. the cousins were cited for multiple traffic violations. the case is now in the hands of the alameda county district attorney's office. >> well, ocean beach in san francisco is one of the most dangerous in the country and a local expert on rip currents says it will be even more so the closer we get to memorial day weekend. u.c. berkeley gee og rafr, it lures swimmers into potential traps. they advise swimmers to look for these signs. channels of choppy water, areas with notable difference in water color, a line of foam or debris moving seaward, or breaks in the incoming wave pattern. >> two hikeers suffering from frostbite and partial blindness are recovering in inyo county
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hospital. they were unable to descend. the chp flew higher than 14,000 feet to rescue the workers. one had to be carried by piggy back to the helicopter. they were ill prepared for their mountain climb. >> san francisco gets another star on its cap as the most walkable city in the nation. abc7 news was at hill top park as san francisco was named the first city in the country in which all the residents live within a ten-minute walk from a park. the designation comes from the trust for public land. the nonprofit organization maps parks, consensus date a to figure out how close people live to an open space. >> it has to be actual walk. you can't grow wings. if there is a freeway in between you and the park that doesn't count. you can't grow wings and fly over the freeway or fly over the river to get there so it's a very scientifically arrived at figure. >> san francisco has opened seven new parks in the past year and it plans to spend $90 million over the next two years
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on improving open spaces. san jose will soon become the largest city in california to offer residents a 100% green energy source. the city council approved the program today. residents will be able to opt for green power instead of pg&e. san jose produces more than 22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. so, this is a big victory for environmentalists. the program will begin next spring. san francisco, san mateo county and sonoma county have similar programs. >> fox news host and bay area native kimberly gill foil confirms that she is in discussions with the white house about working as press secretary. in a new interview with our media partner, the bay area news group, she said it would be an honor for her to take the position. she has known president trump for ten years. she said, quote, i enjoy a straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that's built on trust and integrity and i think that is imperative for success in that position. as you may remember, she was
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married to gavin newsome when he was mayor of san francisco. twitter co-founder bis stone is rejoining the company. it is not exactly clear what his title will be, but he will help with internal communications and morale. stone left twitter in 2011 to start jelly. he sold that to pinterest. twitter now has two co-founders back in the building every day with a third sitting on the board. shares in twitter jumped 2.5% on the news. >> the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals ruled a man who claimed google is so popular as a verb, it should lose its status as a protected trademark. judges decided the word google is not generic and alphabet incorporated still owns the brand. at the heart of it, companies that have had such strong brands they essentially morph into product categories like aspirin, escalator oreo yo-yo. he owns 750 domain names that
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include the word google. facebook is sending out refunds. seems a bug caused the social network to bill some advertisers. facebook said the bug only impacted .04%. they are issuing an apology. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. >> hi, everyone. today is the cooling est day with temperatures 50s, 60s for most of you. check out what is happening and what is coming. we're going to be seeing those temperatures -- sorry that graphic is not working. we're going to be seeing the temperatures rise. here is a look at live doppler 7 right now and you will see some green on the screen in the north bay. this is just really spotty light sprinkles, drizzle street level radar around petaluma. old adobe road and we will continue to see the potential for that as we head into tomorrow. in the sierra nevada it is snowing now. you can see this is high elevation snow above 9,000 feet. at lake level, they are seeing raindrops. what you are seeing here from the lake tahoe camera. here is a look at the temperature.
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57 now in san francisco. it is a cool 62 in oakland. san jose not far behind at 63 degrees. and a view from our emeryville camera clouds still pretty stacked up from the vantage point but that is going to change. low to mid 60s from santa rosa to livermore, one other live picture and it is a cloudy view it from our san jose camera. cloudy overnight with spotty sprinkles. sunny and breezy tomorrow afternoon. we are looking at a big-time warm up at the end of the week. here is the hour by hour forecast. there will be cloud cover around tonight at 6:00. we head into about 9:00 p.m., you see a little bit of green showing up here. could be some drizzle or a spotty light shower like we saw today around 1:00 a.m. we'll continue to see that potential in the south bay and then 5:00 a.m. we're seeing the clearing in the north bay, still some cloud cover east bay, south bay, peninsula, but that will clear quickly as well. and as you take a look here it just brightens up for a wednesday afternoon. here's the hour by hour planner. clouds will start you off early in the day. temperatures 40s, 50s, sunshine by noontime and you're looking at breezy conditions at the
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coast. but those temperatures will be coming up. mid 50s to mid 70s, the sun goes down and still going to be comfortable tomorrow night. tomorrow morning it will start out cool, there will be some damp spots so be aware of that. and it will be breezy. mid 40s t when you get going. damp spots due to a few sprinkles potentially and for the afternoon nothing but sunshine, a breezy afternoon, upper 50s to the mid 70s for your wednesday. so, it's looking nice for your wednesday plans. and if you think it's still too cool, look at what's going to happen on thursday. temperatures on the rise bump you up to the 80s inland. 60s coast side. heating up on friday with 90s showing up in the inland valleys, saturday warm to hot afternoon, most of you in the 70s to 90s range. so we're going to go from one end of the extreme to the other which is exactly why you need to download the acyu weather app because it will keep you posted on any changes coming. and there will be changes as you check out the accuweather seven-day forecast. clouds giving way to sun mid 50s to mid 70s. sunny, warmer as we head into thursday, and that warming trend
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will carry us overall the way through the weekend when temperatures peak low to mid 90s inland, low 70s beaches, cooler on monday as the breeze begins to kick in at least along the coast and around the bay. and all areas will drop off on tuesday. some fog rolling back in. mid 60s to mid-'80s. i think by then, dan and kristen, many of you will probably be ready for a break from the heat so definitely enjoy this cool pattern. >> thanks, sandhya. >> the best blenders, if you're looking for one, 7 on your side michael finney with the machines
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park your car while you check out a book. in berkeley, the charging station at the west branch library is powered by solar pnels on the library rooftop. this is berkeley's fourth curb side charging station. >> well, if you are in the market for a new blender, we have some information for you tonight. >> uh-huh. 7 on your side michael finney
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teamed up with consumer reports. >> what does puree mean? >> mashing it up. >> the only time you see it is on a blender. shopping for blenders isn't what it used to be. before you spend a lot of money, make sure the blender you buy is worth the investment. why wait for summer to break out the blender? in addition to crushing ice, blending pina sks coladas, consumer reports testers also made soups. >> soups in the winter, margaritas in the summer, we want to know can this blender handle that task. >> considering the price tag on some blenders, you'll want to use them year round in nf not ey day. blenders cost as little as $40 all the wait up to more than $600. not only are the price tags big, but some of the blenders are quite large, too.
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this $180 dash might not fit under your kitchen cabinet. and this $500 kitchen 21 pounds and takes up precious counter space. while they can make purees and soup, they didn't make the recommended list. >> we have yet to see any of the blenders outperform the stop scoring vita mix professional which has been out quite sometime. >> the vita mix will set back $650. $170, excellent pricey, drinks, durable and whips up a nice warm soup, too. the $100 ninja professional nj 600 did not make the list because of poor scoring in pureeing supes. it is still very good for crushing ice and making frozen
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i'm alma daetz. coming up on abc7 news at 6:00, a dangerous stunt by out of state teenagers reveals a huge flaw in golden gate bridge security. they tell us what it was like to climb it. also. >> the bay is actually choked with trash. >> it's a huge mess that's costing a local city thousands per day, but the solution is
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going to cost millions. and the great opportunity for some local kids today at google, it involved the latest interactive teaching tools. that is all coming up in half an hour on abc7 news at 6:00. dan, kristen isn't that >> thanks, alma so much. >> news reporter and bay area institution, if you will, vic lee. >> that's right. the joint asian pacific islander legislative caucus presented vic its excellence in journalism award yesterday at the state capital. >> vic is a legend. he's worked here in the bay area for more than four decades. the last 11 years our honor here at abc7 news. >> he's really an amazing reporter, tireless worker known for his unbrideled enthusiasm fr his job. more importantly he's a wonderful person and a nice guy. we tease him. he comes to work every day. he can't wait to get out and tell a story. >> how true. however i forgot, very important thing, he's a fabulous dancer and a real foodie as well. have you heard him sing karaoke?
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tonight, breaking news as we come on, what could be a new bombshell. did president trump ask former fbi director james comey -- to shut down the federal investigation into retired general michael flynn, the national security adviser who survived just 24 days on the job. "the new york times" reporting moments ago, the president said to comey, "i hope you can let this go." comey was fired last week. also tonight, the white house, refusing to say whether president trump gave the russians classified information. tonight, what the president is now saying himself. in other news, the deadly highway collision in the east, along i-95. several big rigs and cars colliding, the charred wreckage. the highway shut down. the tornado threat as we come on tonight. one on the ground just a short time ago. millions in the path of the storms tonight. and the new caffeine concn.


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