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swarming this apartment complex on range avenue looking for a possible hit and run driver suspected of striking a toddler this afternoon. now, police say it happened just a few blocks from here at the cotting town mall. authorities say the child wandered away from adults and was struck by a van. the child was unresponsive and taken to santa rosa memorial hospital. sky 7 was overhead. police located a white van matching the description given by witnesses. that was just down the street from here from cotting town. a man was seen being led away, being talked to by police officers. at this point police still piecing this tragic story together. >> we believe at this point that the child was with an adult. the child ran towards the street unbeknownst to the adult, and was struck by a vehicle. and the vehicle continued on and didn't stop.
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>> reporter: now, we just learned that that toddler will be air lifted to oakland children's hospital. neighbors say police towed that vanna way in the last hour as evidence. and at this point neighbors say that the man who owned the van lived in this complex. it is still unclear tonight if an arrest has been made. we're live in santa rosa, cornell barnard, abc7 news. >> okay, cornell, thanks. new at 6:00, a great white shark warning along the peninsula. it's on the san mateo coast from the ritz carlton to pillar point harbor on the san mateo county coast line. you can see it on this map here. the san mateo county sheriff's office tweeted many great white sharks have been spot bid pilots flying over the area, and they recommend you use caution. >> we have made a public commitment to building a better bay area, which means we look for solutions and we hold people and power accountable. after reporting on several disconcerting crime stories in san francisco this week, we asked the mayor about a solution.
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yesterday she had a clear message. >> the police department is under staffed. we do need a police presence. police presence is what's going to make a difference. >> she said that in response to tuesday's attack on a tourist at the legion of honor. he took pictures of a suspect he thought was breaking into his car and was run over. that tourist was just released from the hospital today. it was a similar response to the case of a woman whose home was broken into, ransacked and littered with drug paraphernalia. at midday we asked if crime was a concern for you. look at the results, a whopping 94% voted yes. an easy answer, hire more police. abc7 news reporter liz kreutz digs into that issue as part of our effort to build a better bay area. >> reporter: yeah, we spoke to both the san francisco mayor and the police chief today. here's what we found starting with the numbers. so they are currently 1 #,869 full duty s.f.p.d. officers
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assigned to the city. the population 883,305. let's compare that to ten years ago. take a look. 2010, 1,920 full duty officers in the department, so more than there are today. at the same time, the population was also lower, at 805,235 people. so what does that mean? well, there are fewer officers per capita in san francisco than there were ten years ago. in fact, there is currently one officer for every 473 people. in 2010, there was one officer for every 419 people. and as the police chief pointed out to us today, that doesn't even take into account the huge growth in employment in the city which on any given day can double the population of san francisco. >> look ath tffic patterns around t city. it takes longer to get from point a to point b and those things play into the whole formula about who we need to employ, how many. >> reporter: do you believe you're under staffed now? >> we can use more definitely.
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>> reporter: across the bay area police department has struggled with recruitment. staffing is continuing to go up from the low in 2015. we spoke to mayor london breed about this today. >> this is not always unfortunately popular to support police funding at the board of supervisors. but at the end of the day, every member of the board of supervisors is asking for a larger police presence in their communities and, you know, this is the only way we're going to get to it. it's not as if with the number of officers that we have in the department that they're all working at the same time. there's rotation. there's, you know, a number of other issues that come into play. and it is frustrating. >> reporter: now, one of the things the mayor also told us yesterday is that there needs to be more academy training classes fo for they said there are eight scheduled, more than in the
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past. >> that's encouraging. liz, they're good jobs. why has the police department struggled to have so many shortages? >> they lost several officers over the past ten years partly because of retirements. it's an expensive place to live here in the bay area. the economy, the police chief is saying, is good. so the police departments are hiring right now -- >> options. >> people have options. they hired a thousand officers over the past seven years and they hope to hire more. they're ramp up recruitment efforts. >> thanks, liz. >> thanks. >> ways to protect yourself and your family during safety week, part of our efforts to build a better bay area, all of the stories have been posted on our website. go to, scroll down and click on building a better bay area. >> in the south bay the man accused of deliberately plowing his car in a crowd of pedestrians on a sunnyvale crosswalk returned to court for the first time being charged with multiple hate crimes. abc7 news reporter chris nguyen is live with the latest on this case. chris. >> reporter: hi, dan.
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isaiah peoples did not enter a plea in court this afternoon. at issue right now is whether or not he is mentally competent to stand trial, with many people now wondering how long it will take for this case to move forward. isaiah peoples of sunnyvale returned to court to face charges including eight counts of attempted murder. police say he's the one responsible for this tragic crash in the sunnyvale crosswalk in april. >> they're alive and working on their health. so they're at various rehab centers and trying to get better. >> reporter: investigators say the army veteran was heading to bible study when the incident occurred. the d.a.'s office believes at least two of the eight victims were targeted because of their perceived race and religion. the defendant's family maintais he has ptsd from serving in the military. defense attorney chuck smith is now looking at other angles. >> we are also asking to have some medical tests, some brain scans done to see if there might be an abnormality or lesions in
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his brain which may have played a role in this incident as well. >> reporter: the sunnyvale department of public safety has concluded the crash was intentional based on the lack of skid marks at the scene. community members, including representatives from the council on american islamic relations, are closely monitoring the case. >> hate crimes when directd towards one group often tends to have a ripple effect on the rest of owe sisociety and people sho care. >> reporter: the motive behind the crash still up for debate. >> his inbe tent committing this crime is at center stage for both the defense and prosecution. >> reporter: south bay legal analyst steven clark says it could be awhile before peoples enters a plea as the defense team combs through all the evidence. >> until the defense has a complete understanding of their client's mental health, status, both at the time of the crime and currently, this case will continue to move slowly. >> reporter: peoples will return to court in early september for another statu update.
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we're in san jose tonight. i'm chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> thank you, chris. the defense has rested its case after four days of testimony from derrick almena in the ghost ship trial in oakland. almena and co-defendant maximum harris are charged with manslaughter in the ghost ship fire that killed 36 people. almena's attorneys believe he did pretty well. >> reporter: the prosecution continued its with erring prosecution of derrick almena. like yesterday, he worked hard to appear combative. >> i think my clients come out pretty well. >> reporter: almena was the master tenant who rented out space to others inside the ghost ship before the deadly 2016 fire that killed 36 people. yesterday the exchanges between almena and lead prosecutor autry james were testy. today almena tried to appear remorseful but emphatic that he was not responsible for the
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deadly fire. >> you want to show the jury that -- who is a vicious animal. oh, the heart of them is violent and combative, so you probe. >> reporter: under prosecution questioning, almena admitted all the plumbing, electrical and carpentry work done inside the converted warehouse was done without permits. almena said the building had not been inspected for 71 years before the fire. prosecutors then took almena back to an interview with a local tv station in 2018 in which he reportedly said, quote, the whole structure of my defense is to point and blame. sarah says that was taken out of context and contrary to what he said on the stand. >> remember he kept saying, i'm not blaming anyone. i'm just trying to tell you what occurred. >> reporter: attorneys for co-defendant max harris believe almena helped their case. >> in our opinion mr. almena entirely exonerated mr. harris. >> reporter: trial resumes monday morning with the prosecution calling rebuttal witnesses.
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closing arguments are set for july 29th. it could take up to three days. in oakland, eric thomas, abc7 news. >> and download the abc7 news app now and you'll get a push alert when the case goes to the jury and when a verdict is reached. you can also look back on all of our coverage of the ghost ship tragedy. >> coming up on abc7 news here at 6:00, living in fear and under threat. >> yes, we are live in san francisco. right now with the concerns of the immigrant community facing deportations by the government >> i'm spencer christian. get ready for some sizzling
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getting underway outside i.c.e. offices in san francisco protesting immigration raids that could begin as soon as this weekend. >> abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez is there. she joins us live. lyanne. >> reporter: well, i'd say there are about 200 people or so, maybe a little bit more, who have closed this section of sampson street to protest the possible raids. now, i want to talk to louie reyes here with me part of a coalition of attorneys helping. what do you expect to get from this, this protest, this rally? >> yeah, so to this demonstration, what we want to do is send a message that i.c.e. will be held accountable when they deny people basic due process and access to counsel. today we went to both processing centers here in san francisco and stockton i.c.e. denied basic immigrant access to attorneys, which is a constitutional right. so we want to do here is make sure this is exposed, make sure it never happens again and send a message to the community that there are attorneys ready to represent immigrants and enforce those rights. >> reporter: okay, stay with me,
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don't go away. while you are here, we were in the mission district earlier talking to people about their fears. the mission is one of san francisco's lively est districts, but today the almost empty streets made it look as if its soul was missing. these two men had an explanation. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: ysidro said there is a fear. >> the intent is to keep undocumented folks indoors, to keep them from continuing their lives. >> reporter: that's why the paper is focusing less on the fear factor and providing information on resources for the community. the trump administration says immigration and customs enforcement, i.c.e., will target as many as 1 million people in the country who have been given
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deportation orders by federal judges. >> we have to have a way to control it. we have to have a way to get the people into our societies and all that. if they just keep coming thousands at a time, nothing is going to happen. >> reporter: word on the street is that la migra is coming. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: valdez told me if i.c.e. agents come for him, he'll be ready to tell them, here i am. and mayor london breed says that she will stand by her community regardless of what the federal government ends up doing. again, luis reyes, thank you for being here. i've heard people say that they have an extra room in their home that they are willing to hide people. saturday night, sunday, what do you plan on doing? oer i bayawe aea 20 volunteers through rapid
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response networks where we will be verifying i.c.e. activity to make sure there is no panic in the community. we have attorneys ready to respond for represntation to immigrants in the area. the message to the community is we are here, we are ready, we have attorneys on call 24/7 to make sure everyone's rights are respected. >> reporter: the mayor has given the hot line. we're going do give that, 415-400-1548. we're live in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> give us a little more information on what people are told to do. >> reporter: right. so people, luis is going to help me with this one. people have been told not to open their doors. if they do demand a warrant. keep silent, and also demand an attorney. anything else, luis? >> very important for community members to call this hot line. we have attorneys ready to respond. i.c.e. is behaving in a secretive way. they're unaccountable, and there is a lack of transparency, and
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that's why we want to make sure attorneys are there, to make sure that even when people are enforcing their own rights that we have attorneys that are going to hold i.c.e. accountable. >> reporter: there you have it. i have a feeling we're going to be here tomorrow. back to you. >> well, the mayors of the bay area's three largest cities are reaffirming their commitments of sanctuary cities this evening. let's look at mayor sam liccardo, oakland mayor libby schaaf and san francisco mayor london breed tweeted this afternoon. all are encouraged to call the rapid response networks to report raids so the cities can take action to protect people if necessary. we do have a list of bay area resources on our taking action page at, click on human rights to get that list. and just a short time ago we spoke with peninsula congresswoman jackie spear via skype about what immigrants face. >> i would say to your listeners and those who may be subject to the raids, you have certain rights in this country and you
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don't have to open your door unless someone has a warrant. >> you have rights. and we have a resource page for you. again, we invite you to visit action and find your ally. >> let's switch gears to the forecast. >> it's warming up again, spencer. >> you're right, dan and ama. it will feel warm everywhere tomorrow. here's a live doppler 7. we have a little fog building at the coast line along with low clouds. still mainly sunny over the bay and inland. here's a live view from emeryville looking westward. you can see off in the distance a little marine layer developing there just to get rid i eady to out over the bay. 63 in san francisco. 68 in oakland. redwood city 77. san jose morgan hill 80. things from mount tam look clear onto parts of san francisco. you see fingers of fog beginning to push in from the bay locally
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out through the golden gate from the coast out over the bay. 78 at santa rosa. 78 at napa. 69 petaluma, 88 fairfield, at the golden gate we're seeing blue skies right now. so the fog clearly has not reached this spot yet. it's on its way. these are our forecast features. areas of fog near the coast and by overnight. sizzling heat inland tomorrow through sunday. and a cooler pattern will begin on monday. let's take a look at overnight conditions as the fog pushes locally out over the bay. maybe a patch or two will work its way inland. we'll see low temperatures, mainly in the mid to upper 50s. inland east bay milder with lowes only in the 60s, low to mid 60s. tomorrow a milder day near the coast. a warmer day inland. look for inland highs in the low to mid 90s up to about 95 at clover daily up north. 95 the expected high at antioch inland east bay. down in the south bay warm, but not hot yet. 86 will be the high in san jose. upper 60s on the coast. let's look ahead to saturday.
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notice temperatures start rising or continue rising in our inland areas to mid to upper 90s. you upper 70s around the shoreline. pretty much the same range of temperatures will prevail on sunday. the heat will start to ease inland and it will feel cooler around the bay and on our coastal areas. speaking of heat, down in the gulf of mexico, the water is warm and tropical storm barry is still gaining strength as this major rain producer, producing flooding rains in some areas, it is expected to take a path that will allow it to make landfall tomorrow in the west coast of louisiana. possibly as a category 1 hurricane. certainly as a rather strong tropical storm, but it's not the wind that's a big concern here. it's the flooding rain that will continue up tlup central louisiana, perhaps into arkansas and other parts of the southeastern u.s. this is a very powerful storm, but once again, the big concern is flooding. not so much wind damage. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast.
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our warm up will be a weekend warm up essentially with minor cooling beginning on monday. and there will be further cooling but only a couple degrees tuesday, wednesday and thursday. so we get the spike in heat over the weekend. but actually tuesday, wednesday and thursday going into the middle of next week, those temperatures with highs near 90 inland are pretty much average this time of year. so we've got a fairly average pattern. >> i like it. thanks, spencer. >> when it comes to work, what really matters to you? >> if the answer is somet
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a record setting day on wall street, the gains were driven by hopes for an interest rate cut. after gaining 227 points, the diaw closed above 27,000 for the first time ever today. the nasdaq lost 6 points, but the s&p gained 6, and that sent it to a new record just shy of 3,000. so what's more important than money? a company's culture, that's according to a newly released survey from glass door, a job and recruiting website based in mill valley. more than half of the people in a recent survey said company culture is more important than sal when it comes to job satisfaction. it is even more important to younger workers, the millennial generation. >> today president trump hosted a social media summit at the white house. >> you're challenging the media gate keepers and the corporate
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sensors to bring the straight facts to the american people. that's what you're doing, going straight to the people. >> it was posted on facebook, google and twitter were not invited to today's summit. the guest list included a number of right wing social media account holders. this morning the president tweeted the summit would be about, quote, the tremendous dishonest, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies. when it comes to regulating content, a pew research survey finds it's kind of complicated. most people surveyed say social media companies have a responsibility to he roo move remove offensive content. less than a third are confident in companies deciding what merits offensive content. about half say it was hard to know what others might find offensive. >> here at abc7 news, we have made a commitment to building a better bay area in transportation is one issue we continue to look for improvements. >> that's right, change happened today at an east bay bart station that could solve one of the problems that annoys riders the very most.
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>> plus, the clues to the mystery of a stolen plane which
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>> announcer: now, news to build a better bay area from abc7. >> it looks like a normal night at a small airport. a plane reeolls out to the runw for take off. but what happened next is anything but normal. >> that plane and the pilot on board have disappeared. investigators think the plane crashed with no survivors in the santa cruz mountains in late june. >> abc7 news reporter chris reyes has new details that the police are sharing with us tonight. >> we do have video surveillance from the night the plane was stolen that shows the airplane taxiing into the runway at about 8:30 at night. >> reporter: on june 26, investigators believe that 64-year-old watsonville resident hugo marr stole this single engine cessna and flew it out of the watsonville municipal airport before crashing into the ocean. >> detectives did find hugo marr's car had been abandoned and it was parked in a parking lot near the airport. the parking lot that's commonly used by pilots. >> reporter: marr was an active member of the santa cruz flying
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club. he had authorization to get into watsonville airport. on the club's website, it states that marr was in good standing with the club, but failed to follow protocol by not making a reservation to use the plane on that night. we paid a visit to watsonville airport to see the security measures for ourselves. here's what we found. fencing around the premises about 7 feet high. a locked gate with a key pad. an office staff till 5:00 p.m., surveillance cameras and signs everywhere warning of a security alarm system. >> we believe the airport is secure, but someone that is authorized does have access and has been a pilot before, and we believe that this is just a tragic incident. >> reporter: to date, no wreckage or body has been recovered. family members of marr were at the press conference. they appeared emotional and would not speak to media. >> we are asking any person who may have had any contact or may have seen hugo marr to please contact the watsonville police department. >> reporter: in watsonville, chris reyes, for abc7 news. >> new at 6:00 this evening, the
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fbi has just told us that someone broke into an agent's car last night in oakland and stole a rifle, among other things. here's a picture of the gun and a list of the stolen items including a cold m-4 semi-automatic rifle. a magazine loaded wi with .45-caliber ammunition and official fbi raid jacket. this happened about 8:40 last night in the parking lot of the hag enberger parking lot in oakland. it has been vacant since walmart shutdown a few years ago. the division is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of those stolen items. >> happening now, pg&e is hosting a wildfire safety open house in walnut creek. earlier this wreak, a similar event was held in oakland where residents learned about preemptive power shut offs in times of high fire danger. pga kneel says it wi pg&e says it will give a 48 hour warning before an outage. they will change the way
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wildfire damages are paid in california. the bill creates a new $21 billion fund to compensate victims of wildfires caused by power lines. money for the fund will come from taxpayers and shareholders of the utility. it will require utility companies to get annual safety certifications and change standards for making utilities pay for wildfire damage. >> president trump has abandoned his effort to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census. he's instead ordering them to provide the commerce department with all the records it requests, pertaining to the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country. mr. trump announced today that he'll sign an executive order to put this new plan into effect immediately. >> with today's executive order, which eliminates long-standing obstacles to data sharing, we are aiming to count everyone. ultimately, this will allow us to have an even more complete count of citizens than through asking the single question
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alone. >> the supreme court recently thwarted the president's plan to include the citizenship question on the 2020 census. the head of the latino community foundation says the citizenship question was just a ploy by president trump to under count latinos by creating fear. the group will push ahead with outreach programs to ensure an accurate count. >> getting out the census is an act of resistance. it is a message to people in power that we are not going to be unseen or unheard, that our numbers are going to matter for the next ten years. >> she is also fighting proposals to cut online census and field staff that could under count immigrants communities. >> in the east bay, oakland city leaders celebrated the new bike plan. it focuses on increasing bike safety in the city with an emphasis on neighborhoods in need. the oakland department of transportation partners with public libraries to host repair sheds and bike shops with
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community groups like the scraper bike team. >> i know a lot of change is coming to deep east oakland. we've been marginalized. we've been put into a box, put into a corner and forgotten about. now all of a sudden a change is coming. we need to brace ourselves as a community. >> the budget approved by the oakland city council last week also includes funds for pothole repairs and painting more bike lanes. >> bart says it is on the defense trying to battle fare evaders. it is a frustration that stands in the way of building a better bay area. >> today bart took another step in up grating fare gates. improvements have been made at four stations in san francisco and two in the east bay. ary more on you'll this from abc7 news anchor dion lim in oakland. >> reporter: even reporting on bart fare evaders -- >> they want us to do something about it. was that a jumper? >> reporter: it is inevitable to witness it in action over and over again. >> that's what i'm talking
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about. >> reporter: which is why these pop-up barrier prototypes are being installed at the fruitvale station in oakland. >> to add about 4 inches of extra height on top of the fare leaves so people don't jump over. >> reporter: bart estimates it loses 15 to 25 million a year because of these passengers who one way or another get through without paying. these pop ups are beginning. last month bart introduced stacked fare gates. >> we are testing different things hoping to deter fare evasion. >> reporter: some options include stronger fare gates that can't be pried open easily. twitter users are skeptical which is why bart says they're still in the testing phases. >> we don't know what if anything is going to be rolled out system wide, but we want to try different methods. >> reporter: the stacked gates, the pop-ups and other methods will be reviewed by the bart board later this fall. in oakland, i'm dion lim, abc7 news. >> and abc7 news devoted a week to covering bart as part of our commitment to building a better
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bay area. we rode trains all day long visiting every station. we talked to riders and to the people in charge of making bart bet tore see what change are coming. you can see all those stories on our website,, building a better bart is part of building a better bay area. >> absolutely. all right, we intended to have a cake out here with us. >> yes. >> would have been nice. today is a special day we can all celebrate because we are all part of the reason for the celebration. >> it is world population day next. which country is predicted to overtake the u.s. in the world rankings in the not too distant future. >> and tonight we are introducing you to a man named bobby. you're seeing him at his day job, a butcher at a market in san francisco. his customers love him. but this isn't all he does. his other job transforms the lives of sick children and helps lives of sick children and helps their fami we're here for you. so chances are, you've seen us around the house. or around the yard... on the shelf... or even out in the field. your mom knew she could always count on us...
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♪ this is how driving should feel. the tech-advanced nissan leaf. the best selling electric vehicle of all time. this is nissan intelligent mobility. ♪ happening today, it is world population day. there are more than 7 1/2 billion people on the planet right now. you see that number there, and nearly 330 million in the u.s. alone. in the time it took me to say that, 8 seconds, another person has been born in america. the u.s. is the third most populist country behind india and china. but projections from the united
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nations show a shift is coming. countries in africa are actually seeing the highest population growth worldwide. by 2100, half of the world's babies will be born in africa and nigeria is expected to surpass the united states with the world's third largest population. at that time five of the top ten countries in the population rankings will be in africa. >> well, building a better bay area includes improving our environment and cleaning up the waters in san francisco bay. a new device can do just that. it's called a sea bin. it was put into the water at san francisco's pier 39 overnight, and today the head of sea bin was there when it was pulled out to see what it collected. >> we have a plastic water bottle. it looks like maybe a packaging of a cookie or something. there's some wrappers, clear packaging, zip tie.
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this look like possibly from a balloon that might have been released. >> there wasn't a single plastic bag, and he says that's actually a good sign of an environmentally aware city. this sea bin will stay in san francisco. the company gives them out for free in exchange for the data it collects. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share them by joining our better bay area group on facebook. >> and let's take a live look outside. over the bay, it looks glorious from our camera at the exploratorium.
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a bay area man who is known for making his customers smile is doing even more for some special children. >> amazing fella. now he's asking for your help, too. >> may i please have three of these? how are you doing? >> i am blessed every day. >> if bobby is blessed with one thing, it's the gift of connecting with people. >> good to see you. >> day in and day out he court at the butcher counter in the inner sunset. doling out fresh cut steaks and slices of joy. >> this is your baby. watch this. >> but while he's become an icon to customers, bobby the butcher
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is actually juggling a double life. >> thank you. >> for more than two decades, bobby has been swapping his white butcher's coat for a white bunny suit and bringing a different kind of joy to children at family house. the facility at mission bay is a home away from home for families who stay while their young children undergo cutting edge treatment at ucsf. >> and i bring them toys. i bring them donations i've collected from everybody i know. my personal primary objective is to get the kids so happy and excited they forget that they're sick. >> bobby is a big kid himself, so he knows how to play. he knows how to amuse people. >> ceo alexandra morgan said before family house, many low income parents slept in their cars or hospital waiting rooms. here they build relationships. communal kitchens and games.
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it is all made possible by donors and others amazingly committed. >> what bobby has done brilliantly for years is reach out to people who would know about family house. >> you've got to come. i haven't seen you in ages. it's this saturday. >> and now bobby is reaching out again. he's organizing what would have been his 50th birthday party into a giant fund-raiser at the folsom street foundry south of mark. a night of dancing, free chocolate and the music of his idol, prince. >> the excitement is knowing that every dance move, every penny that you donated, everything about this party is going to these children. >> and carrying on a legacy of support started by a man some families see as a butcher, a bunny, and a local hero. >> yeah! >> is this guy terrific? >> great. >> the fund-raiser for family house is this saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the foal some street foundry in san francisco. >> that's right. and we have links and information at >> check it out and get involved. this guy is terrific, what he's
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doing is fabulous. okay, let's focus again on our weekend weather forecast. >> spencer is here with the late e6789. spencer. >> if you like warm weather you're going to like this forecast. we have mainly clear skies overnight. a little fog out over the cost, over the bay i should say, locally inland. lowes will range from mid 50s to low 60s. tomorrow the heat will be on in our inland areas low to mitt 90s mainly inland. upper 60s to near 70 on the coast. then on saturday temperatures continue rising. it will be sizzling inland. not much change on sunday as the heat holds on. but on monday we'll see minor cooling. that will be the beginning of further cooling. which will take us into the middle of next week. as we go through the warm weekend, we'll see cooling beginning on monday and temperatures settling into a more typical range for this time of year on tuesday, wednesday and thursday. it will be mild at the coast, milder on the bay, and warm in our inland areas. but the heat will be, extreme heat will be gone. >> nice. thank you, spencer. >> a lot going on in basketball. >> that's right, anthony flores is here with sports.
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>> more wheeling and dealing in the nba. another block buster trade in the nba that will reunite two
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honey, this gis ridiculously fast. we are seriously keeping up with the joneses. keeping up with the ford's. keeping up with the garcia's. the romeros. patels. the wahh-the-wahh wolanske's. right. no one is going to have internet like this. xfinity makes keeping up with the joneses simple. easy. awesome. want gig-speed internet? we've got you covered. or check out our other amazing speed options. get started now for as low as $29.99 a month for 12 months. click, call or visit a store today. >> announcer: now sports from abc7 news. >> russell westbrook and james harden are going to be reunited after another block buster trade in the nba. oklahoma city is trading westbrook to the houston rockets for chris paul and two first
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round draft picks. that's according to espn. westbrook wanted out of okc after paul george demanded aid trade to the clippers. he averaged a triple double in each of the past three seasons. westbrook and harden played together in oklahoma city for three seasons from 2009 through 2012. steve kerr's top defensive assistant is turning down the bright lights of hollywood to remain with the warriors. ron adams has turned down an assistant coaching job with the lakers. that is according to espn. adams just finished his 5th season with the dubs and 25th overall as an nba assistant. he's the dubs defensive coordinator. the warriors face a huge challenge this upcoming season in trying to replace k.d. and andre iguodala who are both great defenders. well, the warriors rolled out the welcome matt for deangelo russell earlier this week. the all-star point guard comes to the dubs on a sign and trade deal that kent k.d. to brooklyn and russell to the bay area. both russell and willie kohl i stein are excited about the
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opportunity to play with steph curry and putting on that warriors uniform. >> before draft, i had a warriors hat before i got in the league. it's one of those things me and my friends have been talking about a long time. >> honestly i'm excited. i'm excited more than anything. i think it's a huge opportunity, you know, just to take another step, you know, and learn from a good group of guys. >> major league baseball is suspending houston outfielder jake ma risk nick for two games for this play at the plate right here. ouch. he wipes jonathan lucroy. it happened sunday in the 8th inning of the game. maurisnik crashed into the angels catcher. he suffered a concussion and broken nose. marisnik plans to appeal the suspension. with another dominating performance at wimbledon, serena williams is the oldest woman to reach the final in the open era. she's 37. she's taken on bar bow a in the semi finals.
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first set leading 5-1, williams with a great drop shot on set point. look at this. what touch. she wins the first set 6-1. second set serving on match point, serena with the booming forehand winner, she advances to another wimbledon final in just 59 minutes, 6-1, 6-2. she'll be going for her 24th major title. >> now i'm in a different place. i'm more calm instead of having nothing to lose, i feel like i have things to lose, but nothing to lose. i'm in the middle. >> i was calm today. [ laughter ] it's a day-to-day basis with me. we all know that, so. i'm far from perfect. >> stage 6 of the tour de france, the first mountain stage, make sure you have plenty of food on hand. 99.7 miles today with the first uphill finish. dylan tunes of belgium out lasted jacoby to take the lead in 49 minutes. jacoby finished second 11
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minutes behind. he takes the yellow jersey as the race's overall leader by 6 seconds. he's also 49 seconds ahead of defending champion thomas who is in 5th place. this is great. check this out. a football camp in north carolina, check out 11-year-old key anthony smith and the carolina panthers. they call him mr. captain america. one of the best middle line backers. look what happened on the next attempt. he wipes him out. hey, captain america is not supposed to do that. i guess he's a little competitive. finally, forget about running with the bulls. josh norman is going up, hurdling the bulls. the washington corner back is in spain for the annual tradition. norman calls himself batman. batman can't fly, but look at him gliding over the bull with no fear and no problem. what is he doing? i'm sure the washington coaching staff is thinking, hey, buddy, whturu josh norman, the second highest paid corner back in the national football league, i'm sure his bosses right now
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are on the phone, we have to get that contract and maybe write in there a stipulation -- he's not supposed to be doing dare devil stuff like that. >> no, they're going to kill him. >> not only that, how many people are going to see this and going to be like going, hey, let me try that. he's able to get up and over the bull. most people -- >> there he goes again. >> yes. this is incredible. >> look at the bull. what? what is going on? >> the bull tries to get him. training camp starts in a couple weeks. what is he doing in spain? >> let's not do that. >> he said he did it for the pure joy of it. >> adrenaline rush. >> adrenaline rush. >> his teammates are going to give him a hard time in a couple weeks. really, don't try that anywhere. join us tonight at 9:00 on kofy-tv 20, cable channel 713, when the bow breaks, the baby birds will fall. we'll let you know about today's rescue in oakland. >> then on abc7 news at 11:00, police are warning about a
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convicted sex offender moving into a fairfield neighborhood. we are talking to nearby residents to see how they feel about all this happening. >> now, coming up tonight on abc7 at 8:00, it's steph curry's "holey moley," followed by ayesha curry's family food fight. then at 10:00 reef break. stay with us at abc7 at 11:00. >> jimmy kimmel live comes on at 11:35. >> good lineup. we'll be here at work. >> yes. i might be peeking, you know, at all the curry stuff. >> good stuff. that's this edition of abc7 news. look for breaking news whenever you like with abc7 news app. we appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. for spencer christian, anthony flores, the entire abc7 news team, we leave you with this great look outside on this thursday. >> that's right. >> tomorrow is friday. hey. >> it is, isn't it it? >> okay, we'll see you tonight at 11:00.
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