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usually i get flowers, but never i have had to lose someone so it is really hard. >> friends of alyssa burn. most so young and new to the
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idea of loss. they gather at a vigil in petaluma. the teenager's body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. hundreds of friends and relatives shared their grief and affection for alyssa including her brother who gave his heart felt thanks for everyone's efforts to find her. abc7 news reporter john alston is live at casa grande high school in petaluma. john some. >> carolyn, the candles continue to burn at the school and people are still stoping by to pay their reports. earlier this whole area was packed, and what made this vigil so powerful and poignant were all of the people and the near complete silence. for more than an hour, the crowd of a hundred stood there and barely said a word. toward the end alyssa burn's brother got up to thank everyone. >> all we need to focus on is moving forward and just
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healing, but we need to focus on the healing. from the bottom of my heart and the bo the tom of my family's heart i want to say thank you. >> thank you. >> they came to casa grande high school where she graduated in 2011, gathering next to the field where she played lacrosse with so many of her friends. >> shooy was a great person to be around and someone who could brighten any party. she was the life of petaluma's party. she was wonderful. she was great. >> reporter: throughout the evening waves of people approached the fence to place a candle or aomento or to simply write a kind word like your light and smile live on. >> usually i get flowers for someone's birthday. i never had to do something like this so it is really hard. i never had to do something like this for someone i really cared about. >> reporter: some friends got turtle tattoo as a way to
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remember saw lis saw. >> everyone was a turtle to her. it was something everyone knows of her. >> reporter: at the cattleman's restaurant where she was a hoss tess her co-workers are also expressing their affection for her. >> alyssa is a loved and valued individual to this building. we wish her family the best and are sorry for their loss. >> reporter: the manager says the restaurant is planing a donation to the there will also be fundraisers around town for the polly klass foundation. they say alyssa burn's father wants the money to go to other families who have to go through the torment of a missing child. in petaluma, john alston, abc news. >> incredibly kind of him at this moment. thank you so much. it appears alyssa may have taken a wrong turn the night she disappeared. she left a music festival at lake tahoe community college on foot and was presumably headed for her hotel room at the horizon resort about five miles away. but her body was found at a spot in the opposite direction.
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two utility workers in south lake tahoe found her body on pie near trail on the other side of a snow berm. she was fully clothed and there were no signs of foul play. hundreds of viewer are leaving condolences for alyssa burn's family on our facebook inning pa. you can join the conversation or perhaps you have something to say at news. we are about to see some big changes in our weather. rain is on the way. abc7 meteorologist sandhya patel is here now with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> yes, carolyn. we will be trading the chill in the air for rain coming in this upcoming weekend. let's show you live doppler 7hd. and you can see we do have a few clouds out there. these are harmless. the only thing that will help to do is keep our temperatures up a little bit tonight. so here are your current readings. it is already 35 in fairfield and yes it is chilly. 39 in napa and 39 santa rosa. you can see 40s around the coast and near the bay. here is a quick preview of the storm that is on the way.
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it arrives this weekend. i will be back with a detailed look and the timing of the system coming up. >> thanks very much. breaking news in san jose. highway traffic is at a near stop in two locations, three northbound lanes blocked on 880 near stevens creek boulevard. you are looking at a live picture of the massive back up. we are talking about several cars including a patrol vehicle that crashed. that was about an hour ago. there were no injuries, but it did cause a bit of a mess. officers are trying to determine exactly what caused the accident. >> ?ie also happening in san jose, part of the 101 is shutdown after a pedestrian was struck and killed on the freeway. it happened in the northbound lanes just before 7:30 tonight. there was a disabled vehicle near where the pedestrian was hit. officers shutdown three northbound lanes to investigate causing a big back up in that area as well. all lanes are expected to open , but not for a few more hours. and new at 11:00, an evacuation order triggered by a gas leak in brentwood has
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been lifted. pg&e crews are fixing a two-inch line on saint andrew's drive. they responded at 4:00 this afternoon and evacuated several nearby homes. 10 customers tonight are still without gas service. it might not be restored until tomorrow morning. san pablo police are looking for a woman who has not seen since november. she was reported missing on christmas day. her family was worried after not hearing from her for a month. now when police checked in on her they found her dog emaciated in her home. family members sayh takes her dog everywhere too. that's why it is so strange. they also found her cane and her car in the garage. her family says she suffered from depression. well two elderly people have died in the north bay following a severe outbreak of norovirus at a mill valley retirement center. more than 60 others there have come down with the bug which is often referred to as the stomach flu. it is happening at the redwoods retirement community. more now from ama dates.
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>> these signs warn of a norovirus outbreak at the redwood retirement center in mill valley. >> a lot of people have come and brought their family members home so that they won't be exposed. >> they say of the approximately 250 residents at the center, 63 have fallen ill. six were hospitalized and two died. but the deaths will not be attributed to the virus because both patients had serious diseases and neither wanted life saving measures in the event of an illness. the norovirus is contagious and leads to stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. the outbreak at thed with woods started christmas eve. since then they have been cleaning con stabtly to stop the spread of the virus. >> i am completely confident that not only will it be done correctly, but it will be over done. >> every night they are sterilizing. they are going through and
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cleaning all of the railings. >> reporter: they posted signs, and there are hand sanitizer stations and all social engagements are on hold. >> no meetings, no classes, no activities of any kind. and we are supposed to stay out of the common areas. >> reporter: even the dining room has been taped off. meals are being delivered to residents who don't have kitchens. they say the center is following protocol. the outbreak is decreasing and like the flu, the norovirus is generally seasonal. the doctor says norovirus is so common this time of year. they often deal with anywhere from 10 to 20 outbreaks during the season. in mill valley, ama dates, abc7 news. an obscure california law has allowed a rapist to go free because the woman he attacked was not married. this video recreation shows what happens when the victim, her boyfriend and other friends went home after a party. the boyfriend left after she fell asleep and the victim woke up realizing that someone was having sex with her. she demanded that it stop, but
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the defendant continued. now his attorneys claim he should be acquitted because he impersonated her boyfriend and not her husband. >> the law requires that that person be someone who impersonates her husband, and that was not the specific fact of this particular case. >> impersonation of anyone to rape should be a felony. >> victims rights advocates plan to work to close this loophole in the california rape law. lance armstrong could come clean about doping. the new york times reports that armstrong is considering a public admission. armstrong has denied doping for more than a decade. this october former cycling teammates told investigators that arm stropping used drugs and blood transfusions during his career. the u.s. anti-doping agency stripped armstrong of seven tour de france titles and banned him from competition. if armstrong does admit to doping it could open the door for a possible return to
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cycling. qel, coming um next, it is mcdreamy time. the "grey's anatomy" star shows up at the coffee store with a big announcement, but starbucks says not so fast. >> also your tax refund delayed. when you can expect that check and who you can blame when it shows up late. >> and the never before published picture of a woman about to become a princess, but who is the guy with diana? stay with us. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am? [ female announcer ] find progresso light
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for tully's coffee may not be over. patrick dempsey says he and his in-- investors put in for the chain. he showed up to talk about the big deal. >> reporter: nearby office workers, mostly women, showed themselves lingering for a bit
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at the pike place market. >> the coffee is so good. to see mcdreamy a little bit, he is handsome. >> reporter: patrick dempsey is arriving at the store as a conquering hero. he is talking like it is a done deal, but huey is now the new owner of tully's. >> i feel i have a responsibility to my employees. i don't think we have to worry. we have quality control to customer service. >> reporter: as he posed for pictures. >> it is the hair. >> reporter: but a few customers seemed unphased. dempsey's investment group will pay $1.5 million for the company apparently beating out six other bidders including starbucks. the actor says it was a struggle during the negotiations to keep tully in tact. >> there are a lot of twists and turns where we felt we were up and we felt we were
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losing it. it was emotionally draining. >> reporter: he says keeping up to 500 jobs from disappearing remains paramount. a pledge he plans to keep. he says the next big challenge is to make the company more forward thinking and give the uninspired coffee chain a. >> gigantic new shot in the arm. >> it needs energy. >> it needs energy and confidence. it needs to be revitalized. i think there are a lot of things we need to do with accounting. >> meantime starbucks says it offered a million dollars more than dempsey's group. the company says it is considering its options. a bankruptcy judge will review the deal sometime next week. facebook is expanding its presence on your cell phone with three new features. one has some tech experts saying it could make your phone obsolete. it lets you make free calls it other facebook friends using internet access. it uses voip, but for now it is only available in canada. another feature lets you chat live with video. it is like skype or apple i
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chat. it send a text message with sound. all are available on facebook's messenger app. nancy pelosi is defending a doctored picture of democratic women in congress. the photo was snapped on capitol hill on thursday. pelosi wanted all female democrats in congress in attendance. however four women were late. the photo was taken without them. pelosi had someone add the four in afterward. you can see the change in the background. it was too cold to continue waiting for those four. it is an accurate historical record of who the women in congress are. >> you can blame the fiscal cliff if your tax refund is delayed. the irs cannot put out tax forms until it knows what the tax policy is. congress did not reach a deal until january 1st, so the agency is trying to reprogram systems and issue tax forms based on the revised laws. this could delay the start of the tax filing season which usually begins in mid-january. >> but they don't like it when we are late. >> exactly.
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let's talk about the weather. a little rain for the weekend. >> change is coming. sand yaw patel is here. >> carol lip and dan, a little is the key here. we are not expecting the weekend to be a washout. i want to show a beautiful time lapse from the east bay hills camera. sunset at 5:04. those clouds are adding to a little more moisture in the atmosphere. and so the temperatures tonight are running a good 1 to 5 degrees, actually higher than where they were yesterday. that's a good sign they are not going to be as cold as what we have seen in the last couple days. here is a look at live doppler 7hd. this one is combined with the weather service radar around money monterey bay. we will being traying a storm and keeping you ahead of the storm as we head into the weekend. i will show you the timing in a moment. some patchy fog has started to form around livermore and santa rosa. visibility has dropped to 5 miles, and i suspect fairfield right now is reporting the ature and the dew . of 34 degrees and that means the fog is ready to form there. watch out in the morning. if you have early plans, the
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rain arrives tomorrow. a few showers for your sunday morning, and it is going to be sunnier and milder for your monday and tuesday. speaking of milder, look at these temperatures. we had the upper 20s. we are not going quite as low. 32 in fairfield and first thing in the morning it will be chilly. you will need a jacket or sweater. mid30s napa, santa rosa. paloal poe, san jose -- palo alto. san jose. the high pressure is losing ground. we do have a system here developing. it will bring rain to the bay area tomorrow. if you have early morning plans you are just fine. as you notice here is saturday at 9:00 a.m. and here is cloud cover. as we head into the 12:00, 1:00 time period we will start to see rain developing across a good part of the bay area. the cold front will continue to move through. by 5:00 p.m. it is widespread light to moderate rain. the scattered showers behind it. and so sunday morning we will see a few more showers at 7:00 a.m. by about 10:00, 11:00 it is all starting to move on out.
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you will see the sunny breaks and most of the rest of your sunday is looking fine. so if you have outdoor plans don't can sell them just yet. rainfall totals .20 to .60. this is going into sunday night. if you have travel plans to go to tahoe and you want to get up there one last time before you head back to work or take the kids back to school, mostly cloudy tomorrow. we are looking at snow on sunday and not expected to be a huge snow maker. the travel should be just fine, but it will be windy so keep that in mind if you are heading back. 16 notice morning and 33 in the afternoon. the highs for your saturday, chilliest in the north ukiah and clear lake and cloverdale. you will need the umbrellas. accu-weather seven-day forecast sunday morning showers giving way to sun. and you will see plenty of sun and milder weather early next week. chances of showers on wednesday, thursday and friday.
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dan and carolyn? >> thank you so much. >> larry beil is here now with sports. >> and big news out of de la salle. >> it is a legacy that will last forever. >> what is next for the man who has been described as the vince lom [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good!
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safe to say there will never be another coach like him. he built de la salle into a power house retired today after 34 years at the helm. the legacy is truly amazing. a 151-game winning streak. his spartans haven't even lost to a northern california team in 21 years. at age 58 he will hand over the reins to his hand-picked assistant. he will stay at de la salle as a consultant to the football team and continue on as a teacher. >> more pornts to me that the -- more important to me that the program stay strong than hang on for a few more years and coach. i was kind of getting tired too, and i didn't think it was fair to him to be basically
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doing most of the work and not be the head coach. >> a great legacy. the warriors visit the clippers in los angeles. but this evening was the battle of l.a. the lakers and clippers at staples. nothing but monster jams in this game. the steel connected with blake griffin. hooping. he had 24 points and lob city. they are going crazy in los angeles for these two teams. kobe bryant, a huge night. the steal at chris paul and come get some cp3. the lakers couldn't stop paul. crossover on kobe. cp3 with 30 points and 13 assists and the clips end their two-game losing streak 107-102. in college football johnny manzell since winning the heisman trophy. a meeting in the cotton bowl. get your sign right there. johnny football is electric. he ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns. the tightrope back and then
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skipss into the end zone. he finishes with a cotton bowl record 516 yards of total offense and four td's. and he is only a freshman. texas a&m over oklahoma in the cotton bowl 41-13. women's basketball seventh ranked cal opening pack 12 play at utah. the second half and britney boyd the corner three and knocks it down. she had 11. clarendon lead the game. cal wins it 55-50. it is the program's 600th victory all time. the stanford women taking on 20th ranked colorado. the first half and nice ball movement here by stanford. the lay up inside and had 13 points. stanford bouncing back after that blowout loss against uconn. the head of the pack and 20 points and 11 boards. stanford rolls 57-40. abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> you are not kidding some great technique in passing for
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that stanford team. >> they are fundamentally sound, no question about that. if they had a free throw shooting contest they would beat the guy. >> where does stanford sand in the ranking? >> they are still in the top 10. they are fine. it is one loss, but they lost by 25 points. it was surprising. >> thanks, larry very much. well, coming up, the mystery man in this previously unpublished photo of a young diana spencer. >> and a programming note for you. "gym mooy kim medical --" jimmy kimmle live" moves to 11:35 and "nip line" -- [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light,
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