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cornell barnard >> changes at china basin, the home of the san francisco giants will have a new look and new name. i'm alma daetz. >> i'm daschln ashley. it is about to be renamed to oracle park. >> sports director larry beil is here with more on that. larry. >> we heard rumors the last couple of weeks. we depth know who would fill the void. giants won three series at at&t. while the stadium will remain the same, chronicle is reporting signsil goomorw as th a uwoy tech company has bought the naming rights to their waterfront ballpark. first we had pacific bell park, then sbc park. then at&t park. this will be the fourth name since the stadium opened in the year 2000. >> unfortunately, i don't like
the name. oracle just sounds like there's another oracl else, and, i don't know. at&t was all right with me. >> reporter: reports say the giants and oracle have a 20-year agreement in place. now, terms have not been le b ot oracle, you know, we're going to call it the ballpark anyway, all of us bay area residents. it's just a ballpark. and i think that's cool. >> reporter: at&t apartments naming rights were set to end after next season. giants ceo larry bayer told the chronicle during negotiations at&t told the giants they were ghg in a different strategic direction. they said the deal with oracle came together quickly and he likes the fact this is a local company. and, of course, oracle's name is already on the oracle arena in oakland. after this season the golden state warriors are moving to the new chase center in san francisco. the chronicle reports oracle arena will also be renamed. within the last 30 minutes, at&t issued a statement saying, we've
decided not to renew our naming rights sponsorship with the san francisco giants, including at&t park. we've had a great relationship with the giants over the years and we remain committed to our employees and customers in the bay area. all of this to become official tomorrow. >> all right. larry, thanks very much. new at 11:00, an 88-year-old san francisco woman is in a coma after she was found badly beaten. the victim's granddaughter sent abc7 news this photo from the hospital. she tells us her grandmother was found unconscious at a playground near her visitacion valley home. no arrests have been made. the family believes she was beaten business someone who also burglarized her home. police say they think the suspect targeted her and knew her routine. >> only in san francisco would you find a man bringing a dead raccoon into a mksds. the video is very disturbing and it prompted the straubt and the department of public health to take quick action. abc7 news reporter cornell barnard is live in san francisco with the details.
cornell. >> reporter: yeah, alma, this mcdonald's is back open tonight after that super disturbing incident inside. we do want to warn you that some of this video is graphic. >> what i tell you? only in san francisco. >> reporter: chris brooks recorded this shocking video of a man sitting inside a san francisco mcdonald's with a dead raccoon on the table in front of him. >> wow! that's [ bleep ] a dead [ bleep ] raccoon into mcdonald's. >> reporter: brooks came to the potrero avenue mcdonald's on sunday to grab breakfast when everything went wrong. >> i'm standing at the counter and the guy comes up and he's going, help, help. >> reporter: he and other customers were stunned to see what the man calling for help was holding. >> i didn't know it was a raccoon was really dead or alive. and my thing was to get out the way. >> reporter: he ran off taking this video through the window, watching someone in the restaurant remove the bloody animal, dumping it in a trash
can outside. >> y'all need to call the health department. >> reporter: the department of environmental health said the restaurant closed for five hours sunday to disinfect the dining room. health inspectors say it's now safe. >> i would like to assure the public that mcdonald's addressed the problem appropriately. they cleaned it appropriately, sanitized it which is the main thing for us. >> why would you do that, bruh? >> reporter: brooks tried confronting the suspected homeless man as to why he brought the raccoon into mcdonald's. as for his favorite break fat spot, he's not loving it any more. >> never, never. >> reporter: never going to eat there again? >> never. >> reporter: and health officials say this restaurant is safe. police responded and gave the man in question a mental health evaluation and determined that he did not need to be detained. animal control staff removed the raccoon from the property. we're live in san francisco tonight. cornell barnard, abc7 news. >> cornell, thank you. when you see something unusual, let us know.
use the #abc7now on facebook, twitter and instagram. >> it created chaos in a peninsula neighborhood. someone called 911 claiming he killed his wife, tided up his children and planted pipe bombs. palo alto police descended on a home with an unsuspecting resident at home. it was a hoax known as swatting. abc7 katie yudis has more. >> oh, my gosh korks there be someone hiding in this area because they're looking for someone in the area. >> reporter: a police loudspeaker interrupted this normally quiet block of emerson avenue tuesday night. an untraceable call to palo alto police prompted the large response. >> the male caller stated that he had just shot his wife in their home. he had the kids tied up. there were pipe bombs everywhere, and that if police responded, that he would harm the police. >> reporter: the caller gave a name and address. >> two people came out of the residence. they had no idea what was going
on. >> reporter: officers determined the incident was a swatting case. it's a form of harassment or prank where someone calls in a false report to get police to respond. the palo alto daily post reports one victim is a facebook cyber security executive. >> to be honest, i was a little relieved, but quite disappointed that someone would actually do that and cause the police to come out. >> our officers are being taken away from other duties and calls that are true emergencies. >> reporter: in addition to possible criminal charges, palo alto police say they would go after the caller civilly to try to recoup some of the cost of sending out so many officers. in palo alto, katie yudis, abc7 news. >> potential problems for pg&e. a federal judge in san francisco is proposing sweeping new measures to stop pg&e inflicted wildfires. >> reporter: a tough week for pg&e got tougher with a federal judge proposing extensive new
steps to prevent wildfires. cal fire is still investigating the cause of the camp fire in butte county last year in which 86 people died. but investigators recently determined that pg&e caused 18 wildfires in 2017, and the utility faces a possible criminal prosecution as a result. in today's court filings, federal judge william a lsu p proposes pg&e reinspect all of its electrical grid and remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines, poles or equipment in high conditions. identify and fix all conductors that might swing together an ark due to slack under a high wind conditions. and during the upcoming fire season, must dee energize any part of its grid not rated as safe by pg&e for the wind conditions then prevailing the judge set a hearing for this later this month and to see if pg&e violated the probation in the san bruno pipe violation for not informing the judge about the case or business prospects.
>> this is refreshing or good news because the judge, i feel, has finally had it with pg&e. >> reporter: we spoke by phone with state senator jerry hill of san mateo who says judge a lsu p should have gone even farther. >> what would have been more effective as a probation violation, do what they do to criminals when they violate probation, they send them to prison. that's what this judge should have done. >> reporter: for the i-team, dan noyes, abc7 news. >> tonight pg&e released a statement saying, in part, that it's aware of the judge's orders and are currently reviewing them. >> tonight survivors of recent wildfires in california say they're afraid after president trump threatened today to cut fema wildfire aid to the state unless it improves its forest management. abc7 news was in santa rosa where some victims of the 2017 tubs wildfire remained in fema trailers. they say they're upset by the president's comment. >> it ticks me off, you know? it makes you feel like -- especially he takes away this whole program.
i mean, there's a lot of us that would be on the streets. >> just yesterday governor gavin newsom asked the president to double the federal investment in forest management. >> the state has awarded a $250 million contract to clean up the camp fire in butte county to tetra tech, the company at the center of the hunters point shipyard scandal. they admitted to faking tests at the shipyard in san francisco, and the company is being sued by the justice department, whistle blowers and homeowners. house speaker nancy pelosi's office said it is concerned that at the tra tech continues to receive contracts. >> day 19 of the government shutdown, and tomorrow the president heads to the u.s./mexico border after a contentious meeting today with democrats in washington. president trump walked out of the shutdown talks 14 minutes after they began. senator chuck schumer says the president asked democratic leaders if they would support his border wall. they said no. >> and he just got up and said, then we have nothing to discuss, and he just walked out.
again, we saw a temper tantrum. >> they demanded once again that before any negotiations could begin, that we would have to agree to reopen the government. >> the president is scheduled to visit the border in southern texas tomorrow in an effort to make his case for the wall. >> shocking video of a local dog walker appearing to kick a family pet. what the dog's owners want you to know about the company's vetting process. >> the dmv is about to get a major overhaul. hear what governor newsome has planned for that embattled agency. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. we have dense fog coming your way for the morning commute and the storms are lined up as you see on live doppler 7. i'll time it out for you coming up. >> thank you, sandy. first here's what's coming on jimmy kimmel live afterthanks, . you also were kind enough at our request to bring the golden globe with you.
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a danville couple has a warning for other pet owners. be careful who you trust to take care of your dog. a security camera caught a professional dog walker hired through the app wag yelling at and kicking their dog. here's the story now from danville. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: miranda fox said she was horrified to watch the man she trust today care for her dog ollie, abusing him instead. >> right behind that came enormous amount of anger just, you know, hai could you do that. >> reporter: the man in this video is adam, a dog walker she
hired through the app wag. she and her fiance only checked the security footage after he complained about their dog. the folks immediately called the company and police after their initial complaint. miranda claims it took days for wag to follow-up and eight days before they even watched the surveillance video. >> it just surprised me when it comes to something like animal cruelty, which is against the law that's correct they wouldn't respond more. >> reporter: in a statement to abc7 news, wag called the attack unacceptable. adding, quote, we have since deactivated this walker from our platform. danville police confirmed to abc7 news that he was arrested. on his website, wag claims all dog walkers are subject to rigorous background check. miranda isn't convinced since she learned from police that other people filed complaints against him as well. >> that they had check, i'm sure they would have seen something. >> reporter: she said they're sharing their story hoping other dog owners will pay attention to
who cares for their pets. in danville, abc7 news. >> two big developments tonight to tell you about involving the dmv. today governor gavin newsom announced the creation of a strike team to fix what he calls a chronically mismanaged dmv. californians now have until april 1st to get a real i.d. for domestic travel or they'll have to use a passport. the department of home lapped security was going to start enforcing the new rule january 22nd after determining california's application procedure for real i.d.s didn't meet federal standards. those issued will still be valid. >> take a look at what swept through butte county this afternoon. images of a tornado popped up on social media about 3:00 p.m. >> it formed shortly after the national weather service issued a tornado warning for the area. heavy rain, wind and hail, even some lightning was spotted as the storm moved through. >> let's go over to meteorologist sandhya patel to look at our forecast which includes more of the same, sandhya. >> we'll be seeing more rain for
sure, dan and alma. by the way, the tornado warning was issued briefly this afternoon because of a cluster of funnel clouds. no tornado. live 7ng you lingering clouds as you take a look at the sierra. we're seeing snow showers up there. several inches fell in the last 24 hours. and it's still snowing. midnight tonight, we still have a winter weather advisory above 6500 feet. take a look at where we stand. last year versus this year, our snow pack is much healthier compared to last year. it's 87% of average. last year we were only 29% of normal. all right. yesterday's storm didn't bring us a whole lot. most areas were on the light side except around places like santa rosa. 8/10 of an inch, 6/10, clear lake over an inch. 6/10 in los gatos. everybody elswe are expecting m weather. but tomorrow is your break. take a look at our rain chances. six out of the next seven days we have a storm impact scale.
they're all 1s except next wednesday. i have now bumped it up to a 2, a moderate strength storm. so get ready for those. but for the time being, tomorrow morning here's what you're going to need to look out for. the visibility has dropped to 2 and a quarter mile in fairfield, 2 niles in half moon bay. it is foggy in those areas and fog is beginning to form elsewhere. temperatures right now in the 40s, the 50s. here's a live picture from our emeryville camera. visibility is good as we look across the bay from this vantage point. areas of dense fog for the morningute. sunny and dry tomorrow. our next storm arrives on friday. high surf advisory has been extended until 3:00 a.m. tomorrow. the wave heights still on the high side. large westerly swell will continue. tomorrow morning, allow more time for the commute as it is going to be thick fog in spots and reduced visibility. temperatures low 40s to the low 50s. so your commute is going to be a slower in spots. tomorrow afternoon, enjoy the sun. bring out the shades. temperatures tomorrow will be in the 50s and 60s, but don't lose the umbrellas just yet. a level 1 system coming your way
friday afternoon through early saturday. scattered light showers, less than half an inch and breezy at times. this system is going to split in two. part of the energy going to the north, part of it going into southern california. that's why we're not left with a hole lot. 3:00 p.m. friday, a few showers begin to develop. 4:30 right along the coast, 7:00 p.m. starting to cross the bay, but notice it's really not a very organized system. early saturday morning, this system winds down and the rest of your saturday is dry before it turns soggy on sunday with a slow moving storm. rainfall totals through saturday really looking at anywhere from 0 to a third of an inch. wettest spots up to half an inch. accuweather seven-day forecast it's a dry thursday morning fog and level 1 system friday afternoon. going into the wee hours of saturday, another storm coming in sunday. keeping us wet through tuesday, and then a moderate strength storm on wednesday. that one looks wet and windy. so get ready, and enjoy. the pattern we're in, because
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