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arson attacks in the bay area, and they're making people
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i'm amanda del castillo. from hostage to hero. >> once i started driving, they were screaming at me to go faster, my exclusive interview with ups driver mitch ellerd. >> it's not just for dispensaries anymore. cvs about to take cbd mainstream. i'm cornell bernard. we'll have reaction. and an arsonist on the loose on the peninsula. abc 7 news starts right now. >> live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> tonight fear and worry on the peninsula after two arsonists were caught on security video setting fires, one so bad a business had to close. >> three were set within 30 minutes of each other, just blocks apart in downtown san mateo. lisa amin gulezian is live in one of the damaged areas.
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>> the damage is here. take a look. this wall is charred. it's on the back side of the building and there is also damage on the inside. san mateo police are looking for these men. you see them standing behind vitalent, rummaging through the trash, taking something out of the garbage bins and lighting it on fire. the window melted. the wall is burnt and the sprinklers went off inside, forcing the business to close today. thinking could have been worse. this could have really caught fire that entire building. it could have spread. >> peninsula family service is right next door, and just a few yards away from another trash can fire the arsonists set in this parking garage. >> it's right in our backyard. and this is where our staff are. so we're concerned. >> people who park in the garage on second avenue are scared. >> the cars, there could be an explosion, there is pedestrian, there is kids. there is a day care next to us. many things could happen where
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we're worried what's going on. >> investigators believe the arsonist left second and walked down three blocks to third and ellsworth, where they set a trash can in front of joseph a. banks on fire. >> i'm really worried. >> kind of surprising and a little bit concerning. generally my feeling about this area that it is very safe. >> while word of the arson spread throughout downtown, heather is sure of one thing. >> i'm concerned, certainly it won't be -- i won't sleep as well tonight as i did last night. >> and san mateo police have upped patrols and promised to be out 24/7 until these arsonists are caught. in san mateo, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. get ready for rain tomorrow starting during the morning commute. good evening, everyone. here is a look at live doppler 7. while you're not seeing rain right now, it's going to be changing quite rapidly. take a look at the storm. it's a light level one storm arriving tomorrow.
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a look at what you can expect. starting during the morning commute, some showers moving in. very light stuff, but enough so to slow down your morning commute. the heavier rain later on in the day, and take a look at the pacific. there are multiple storms in the cific, which means over the next seven days, we do have level one storms. i'll be back with a closer look as to how long you'll need the rain gear coming up. ama? >> sandhya, thank you. creams, sprays and lotions infused with cannabis extract are going mainstream. cvs announced today it will start selling the hemp-derived cbd products in eight states, ea including california. cornell bernard is live with details and a lot of reaction. >> yeah, there is a lot of reaction, from pain relief to anxiety, many say cbd offers them some of the same health benefits as marijuana without getting high. soon they'll be available over the counter here at cvs. >> it doesn't seem to hurt.
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so i'm all for it. >> look out, world, cvs is about to roll out some new hot products from lotions to sprays, all derived from hemp-based cbd. many say it's about time. >> i think that the more mainstream it becomes, the more research is done, with something so controversial. >> lisa uses cbd cream for pain. >> i'm using it on my neck. and short-term, it seems to help. it takes the pain away. >> cbd is the component found in hemp and marijuana. some believe it has health benefits like reducing anxiety without getting stoned. >> there is a lot of hype around cbd. >> at berkeley patients group, a cannabis dispensary, cbd containing thc is for sale here. they'll wonder if cvs will be subjected to the same high standards as they are.
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>> you know what you're getting in a licensed dispensary is absolutely clean, pure and accurate. >> but not everybody believes cbd is ready for prime time. >> i'd like to see more research done before people start calling ate cure-all for everything. >> cvs says it will not be selling any cbd edibles. the new product should be here in a matter of weeks. how much they cost remains unknown. cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> thanks. new developments. another college coach is out of work tonight because of the admission scandal at several of america's top universities. and this case involves a bay area family. ucla head men's soccer coach jorge salcedo has resigned. federal prosecutors claim a hillsboro couple bribed salcedo to get their daughter into ucla as a soccer recruit. bruce and davina isackson face charges in operation varsity blues. ucla admits that lauren isaac --
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admitted laura isackson through a special process, touting her achievements playing for a soccer team that never existed in her age group. only on 7, the ups driver who survived a hijacking is sharing what life is like now. >> we first introduce you'd to mitch ellerd in our exclusive story last night. he was taken at gunpot by two suspects and forced to drive for miles with police chasing behind. >> in the end, one suspect surrendered. the other was shot and killed by police. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo sat down with mitch and his wife michelle for an exclusive interview. >> mitch ellerd's story doesn't end with his release. he can recall each moment of that monumental day in detail, including his final interaction with suspect mark morasky. >> i looked back in, and he had his head down, and he was crying. and i just reached in and patted him on his chest twice, and i said you'll be all right, guy. >> ellerd then exited the ups truck and walked to safety. suspect morasky later ran from the truck with a gun in hand and
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was shot dead by an officer. while a nation watched developments unfold on tv, ellerd's family was only beginning to tune in, his wife unaware of the situation her husband survived. >> i turned on the news. it was right as everything was ending, but i still wasn't able to get through to him on the phone. so i didn't know what has happened until right at the very end. >> the very end. a moment ellerd wasn't sure would come. >> when you have all these officers come up to you, and in that kind of a scenario, it was such a comforting, you know what i mean? you knew you were okay. >> i have to know, does any part of you feel for the suspect? >> you know, my wife and have i talked than a lot. and i knew you'd ask me that question. i'm not going to paint him out to be a monster. >> ellerd quickly went from hostage to hero. his calmness and critical
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thinking praised by san jose police. >> it's fun anymore. people that are saying that he stayed so calm and cool and collected, that's just him. >> i have no idea why i was able to be calm and collected. i don't know. i don't know. >> but his instincts caught the attention of everyone involved in the massive response, including san jose police chief eddie garcia. >> this guy's amazing. i really need to give him an application or something when this done. >> right now i'm going to stay with ups. i love my job. i do. i love my job. >> a job the husband and father says he is eager to return to with time. >> and even talking about this whole situation, i have no problems. i'm okay with it. it's just when i close my eyes. for whatever reason, you have nightmares. >> ellerd says to this day, he makes no judgment about the people who put his life at risk. in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> it's incredible. we have posted more of the interview with the ups driver taken hostage in san jose on our
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website, >> be sure to take a look at that when you have the time. it's really powerful. new at 11:00, a major figure in san jose's vietnamese community is near death after gaining worldwide fame for opposing communism. abc 7 news sbrinterviewed lee tg during a hunger strike. tong flew for vietnam's air force flying alongside americans during the vietnam war. he has been in a coma in san diego since tuesday. tong is suffering from lung failure. a community gathered in san francisco tonight to remember man police killed five years ago. abc 7 news was in bernal heights park where alex nieto was fatally shot. police say nieto pointed a gun at them. it turned out he was holding a taser. a federal civil jury exonerated the officers. the city approved a resolution to build nieto a permanent memorial. a terrifying health battle for "game of thrones" star
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emilia clarke. while she says she nearly lost her mind. a woman stabbed to death inside her home. now a county supervisor is demanding big immigration changes. how these lessons are helping build a better bay area. first, what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live after abc 7 news at 11:00. >> thanks, dan and ama. i strongly urge you to watch tv all night tonight. this is a remarkable thing and a remarkable achievement. although it is who just does stuff. you got it wrong. it's supposed to be does. >> when i graduated
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a popular young actress on "game of thrones" is revealing a terrifying health battle tonight.
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emilia clarke says she has suffered two brain aneurysms since the first season of the show. abc reporter tells us what happened to her and what she is doing about it now. >> you may recognize her as dedenarys. but she suffered from two life-threatening brain an lymphs in her 20s. the first happening after wrapping the first season of the show. >> and i suddenly get this unbelievable pain that felt very much like an elastic band around my brain. >> clarke was at the gym when she got an agonizing headache. an artery had ruptured. while recovering from the first of what would be two surgeries, the nurse asked her name. she couldn't remember it. >> it was the scariest thing i ever experienced in my life. it was in that moment i asked them to let me die, literally. >> the second aneurysm happen affidavit the third season and required a more invasive surgery that left her looking like she had been through a war more
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gruesome than any denarys experience. the 32-year-old actress says she is i know at 100%, but the experience has prompted to launch a charity for stroke and brain injury patients. of the 30 to 40,000 cases of ruptured an lymphs in the first year, 50% are fatal. it's estimated that roughly six million unruptured cases may exist. with the eighth and final season of "game of thrones" coming out next month, clarke says she is happy to see the end of the story. ramin that puga, abc news, los angeles. dave cortes wants to change county policy when it comes to undocumented inmates and i.c.e. after the murder of a south san jose woman. his proposal would allow i.c.e. to be notified when an undocumented inmate convicted of violent crimes is set for release. >> some of the changes i'm proposing are directly rem lly to our concern about the circumstances surrounding bambi larson's death.
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a horrific tragedy that everyone would have liked to have done something to prevent. >> 59-year-old larson was killed in her south san jose home on february 28th. 24-year-old carlos carranza has been charged with her murder. the undocumented immigrant was deported once, arrested multiple times and released from county jail twice without i.c.e. being notified. abc 7 news is bringing you stories of people trying to build a better bay area, and food can bring people together. tonight in san jose, to help bridge the gap between generations. >> abc 7 news was at the mayfair community center. that's where mayor sam liccardo and councilwoman magdalena carrasco hosted a cooking class. they believe cooking together can build meaningful relationships between senior citizens and children. . >> there is at least 40% of our older seniors who are suffering from isolation, and we also know that our younger generations are starting to lose some very significant relationships with
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an older adult. >> and organizers also told us older adults can provide children with valuable firsthand lessons about history and culture. building a better bay area can come in many different forms. share your ideas and see what other people think by joining our better bay area facebook group. let's turn our attention to the weather forecast for the weekend, and some rain on the way. >> yeah, sandhya has it all for us. sandhya? >> we're going get that rain out of the way tomorrow before your weekend plans begin. all right, we timed it out perfectly for you, and today was just absolutely gorgeous with the sun. the sun went down at 7:22. this is the view from our san jose camera, where we captured the setting sun. hope you had a chance to get out and enjoy, because you know what's happening. rain is coming. right now nothing on the radar. here is a look at the storm. and it will be here right around the time that your morning commute begins. so we're going to see a few showers in the morning, and picking up in intensity as we head into the afternoon and the evening hours. but i do want to show you the
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weekend trend. so for saturday, clearing skies, mid-50s to mid-60s. we're always looking into the weekend. sunday, late-night chance of few showers. low to upper 60s. a live picture right now from our exploratorium camera. you can see a few clouds. just drifting across the skies here in san francisco in the city. 40s, 50s on the temps now. clouds are holding those numbers up. and a lovely view from our emeryville camera. rain arrives tomorrow. mainly dry over the weekend, and a wet pattern is setting up again early next week. it's a level 1 on our abc 7 news storm impact scale. tomorrow expect those morning showers. heavier in the afternoon and evening. rainfall from a third of an inch to an inch plus in the hills. that's where it's going to be the gustiest. hour-by-hour, 5:00 a.m., north bay is starting to see some wet weather. look at what happens bile 8:00 a.m. you're seeing the showers, 9:00 a.m. going into the south bay. inland east bay. noontime, we start to see moderate rain picking up in the north bay. we have to wait. there is going to be a little lull before the main energy
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comes through during the evening hours. 5:00 p.m. all the way through 9:00 p.m., the evening rush is going to be rough. and at 11:00 p.m., still some moderate pockets of rain. oranges, yellows indicating some heavier showers built. the time 6:00 a.m. rolls around on saturday, those showers are gone. one were to showers in the gilroy area and that's about it. rainfall totals anywhere from about a third to just over an inch of rain for you. in the mountains, we'll be expecting up to a foot over the peaks. winter weather advisory 11:00 a.m. tomorrow to 5:00 p.m. saturday. make sure you have your chains if you are going up to tahoe. temperatures 30, 40s tomorrow morning. don't leave home without the umbrellas. you'll be needing them. tomorrow afternoon, a cooler day, 40s, 50s and 60s. now it's the oakland running festival this weekend on sunday. perfect racing weather. dry, mid- to upper 40s. and then up to 50 degrees. accuweather seven-day forecast, level 1 wet for your friday. drying out saturday, most of sunday. sunday night through monday, next storm arrives. and it's pretty much wet all the way through the workweek with
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level 1 systems. so pull the umbrellas out. keep them handy. ama and dan? >> thank you, sandhya. tomorrow on "good morning america," mark hamill is levee to talk about the new season of
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in houston, a girl named atlantis made a splash at her school's crazy hair day. check this out. her mom styled her hair with a green braid with a little mermaid doll woven into it. the girl's sister ariel shared photos on twitter. it's been retweeted more than 135,000 times. by the way, atlantis won crazy hair day. that's cool. >> that's a good idea. >> how could she not win. pretty good. all right. mr. beil? >> i wish i had enough hair to do that.
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it's a battle against genetics at this point. pushing the defending champs to the limit on day one of the ncaa tournament. and boogie nights in oaklan
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abc 7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. >> good evening. warriors getting serious as we come down the stretch, fighting for first in the west, and suddenly the defense is locked in. the dubs hosting the pacers. andrew bogey gets a nice ovation. the big aussie. second quarter. the other big matt, demarcus cousins attacking the rim. goes for 19 and 11. look at andre iguodala. 35 and still gets up. dubs with six players in double
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figures. klay thompson corner 3. final seconds, dubs by 10 at the half. third quarter, they outscore indy by 16 in the period. steph, three-ball, quarter pocket. draymond up the court in attack mode. durant alley-ooping. had 15 points. modest night. three for draymond. warriors are up 23 and you know loves the dramatic moment. three seconds left in the quarter. splash! he had 15. warriors cruise 112-89 to go up half a game on denver with 11 left. day one of the ncaa tournaments. st. marys taking on villanova. gaels led by a deuce at the half. a 12-3 wildcat run. hello, jermaine samuels, with authority. and the wildcats open up a seven-point lead. st. mary's 8 of 22 from beyond the arc. tommy cuzzi, no relation to bob. nova ices it.
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damir crosby, st. mary's one and done. falling to the champ. >> just knowing what the tournament's like, knowing what it feels like, playing in a one and done pressure situation, our guys moving forward will have that. sharks in l.a. to face the kings. look at team teal. the representative there's. san jose up 2-1 after two. the kings score 3 in the third. matt royce, third career. and anze kopitar gives l.a. the lead. the second time the charles barkleys have lost when leading after two periods. the wrong time to be losing. 4-2 is the final there. a's and m's in japan.japan. khris davis was sitting on 499 career rbis. now he's got 500 and 501. so we're tied at 4. well go to extra, all the way to the 12. domingo santana, a double
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ending. threw too high. steve gordon came around to score what turned out to be the winning run. mariners win it five. now 0-2. in a strange twist of the schedule, they come back to play pour cactus league games. abc 7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. and theys are lost for four to six weeks their young pitcher, jesus lizardo. they're going to be very careful with that. he is like 21 years old and a rising star. so you got to be very cautious. >> because that's a serious
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all right that is our report. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan. >> and i'm ama daetz. for all of us, thanks for joining us. on jimmy kimmel live, sean penn. >> dicky: from hollywood - it's "jimmy kimmel live". tonight -- sean penn. from "good girls", retta. and music from jenny lewis. and now, simply put, jimmy kimmel. ♪ [cheers and applause] >> jimmy: thank you. thank you very much. very nice. welcome. i'm jimmy. imate ho i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching, thank you for coming. please, relax. very nice ofou


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