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third waiting in a getaway car. they believe this was a targeted home invasion although residents tell me they have no targets. >> get on the ground! >> get the "f" on the ground and a big bang. i immediately just went to my door and locked the door and i started jumping out of the window. >> she and her boyfriend jumped out of a first-floor window of their pleasant hill apartment when they heard the chaos from their bedroom last night. it was a home invasion. >> two suspects entered the apartment from an unsecured sliding glass door and identified themselves as police and had a couple police insignia on the shirt or something similar to that and told everybody to get on the ground. >> the two police impersonators entered the home around 11:30 last night surprising some of the residents playing video games in the living room. the suspects were carrying what looked to be real handguns and a taser. >> they had a handgun with a
glued on laser, actually broke off when they hit somebody with it. >> we believe the suspects were familiar with one of the victims and also the layout of the apartment. one of the victims was struck in the head with a gun. and i think there was a laceration and a chipped tooth from the assault. >> no one else was hurt but the suspects rummaged through the apartment and stole electronics. they called for help but as police arrived the two suspects ran off and drove away with a third person. the getaway car is described as a brown late model s.u.v., possibly a chevy with plates 4 te 960 or 4 tez 690. >> i hopes they find them quick. >> the suspect used the taser on two of the residents. they believe it was an older model one that just zapped, didn't actually shoot out the prongs and luckily the residents did not need medical care.
anyone with information are urged to call pleasant hill police. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks a lot. san francisco police and federal authorities are investigating an attempted robbery on the wrong person. an irs agent while she was on duty. that agent ultimately shot and wounded one of the suspects. it happened around midnight on marlin court in the bayview district. robbers approached the irs agent. she opened fire and hit one in the torso. he's expected to be okay. a second person has not been arrested. >> this morning supporters of california same sex marriage ban have formally appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down proposition 8. yesterday judge vaughan walker ruled the voter-approved law violates federal equal protections. he's also expected to rule as early as tomorrow whether to lift a temporary stay which prohibits same sex couples from going ahead and getting married. supporters passed castro street
in san francisco celebrating the judge's historic ruling. the arguments will outline what they think the federal judge should lift the day. >> a heated debay hotter by the minute. a meeting on the plan to build a california high-speed rail. not everyone is on board. someone put on the brakes and the accusations are getting sharper. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco. several peninsula cities are concerned. >> you have business leaders from san jose county calling opponents obstructionists and leaders of san mateo communities calling the business leaders bullies. the issue didn't get resolved today though some tried. >> i call state holders to dial down the rhetoric. it's really time we come together and figure this out. >> she's referring to the verbal bonds exchanged religion between jim wonderman, ceo of the bay area council and san mateo assemblyman jerry hill who
represents residents of seven communities located along the high-speed rail right of way. >> some supporters unfairly criticize such efforts as obstructionist. that is not so. elected officials in these cities are simply exercising their responsibility to be active participants in the planning process. >> he represents 275 corporate members of ceo as the bay area counciling. he sees the call to slow down the planning process as a death for the $43 billion high-speed connection between san francisco and l.a. and the tens of thousands of jobs it would create. he says some city officials are paying too much attention to the minority of naysayers. >> have heard from some very loud vocal individuals who don't benefit, who don't want a train coming through the peninsula even though the train comes through the peninsula and these the way things were when they bought the louse and they'd rather see it stop. >> voters approved the bond
measure to build high-speed rail. polls show they still do. assemblyman hill says he wants to build it but build it right. it could take billions of state and federal funding elsewhere. he says it's not a vision. he's seen what high-speed rail can do in china shortening two and three-hour drives to 30 minutes. >> it brings labor markets together. it makes economic activity possible that's otherwise impossible. the chinese have looked very, very carefully at this and been able to look at what's done in japan, very close by. >> another disagreement surfaced today. president of the san francisco board of supervisors david chew is here and looked at the san jose city officials and said if you have any thought of ending this high-speed rail in san francisco, not san francisco, forget about it. i guess that's why they call it the high-speed rail instead of the love train. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry, thanks very much. the u.s. senate passed legislation that would prevent the layoff of thousands of
teachers, police officers and other public workers. approved by a 61-39 vote after republicans blocked it for months. the measure would help states and school boards dealing with severe budget problems. it would preserve the jobs of about 300,000 public employees nationwide by extending programs and last year's stimulus law. >> they've always been there for us. the teachers, the civil servants, police and fire. the least that we can do is be there for them. >> san francisco school superintendent carlos garcia says the bill could help his district rehire some 300 laid off teachers and employees. but the district would first have to cancel four planned furlough days. that bill now goes to the house. speaker nancy pelosi is calling lawmakers back from their summer vacation next week to cast the final votes to deliver that bill to president obama. >> still ahead, the problem that has cable cars stopped on a busy san francisco street.
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carrying high school band members and 18 wheeler crashed on interstate 44 west of st. louis. and we have a live picture of the devastating scene right now. you can see the school bus is just about to be towed away, still sitting on top of that big rig honor the 18-wheeler. authorities can't say whether the victims were riders on the bus. they are sorting out how the accident happened. they know one bus hit the big rig and the second bus smashed into the rear of the first bus. most of the injured appear in good condition. the students were headed to an amusement park. >> british supermodel naomi campbell took on a new role as a witness testifying in a war crimes trial. she was reluctant to appear. ruler charles taylor is on trial. >> arriving at the court fashionbly late, naomi campbell made her appearance as a prosecution witness in the trial
of former liberian leader charles taylor who stands accused of human rights abuses and head of state to stand trial in an international war crimes court. at today's hearing, campbell was questioned about receiving a pouch of uncut diamonds, allegedly from taylor after a celebrity dinner at the home of former south african president nelson mandela in 1997. >> i had my jewels and opened my jewels and two men were there and gave me a pouch and said a gift for you. i'm used to seeing diamonds shiny and in a box, you know. >> charles taylor who is charged with 11 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, mutilation and child soldiers were not received such high profile interest since it game. they claim taylor used diamonds
to fund the beutel civil war. it may not have been campbell's first appearance inside a courtroom but she was a reluctant witness rebuffing initial requests to testify until the tribunal ordered here to appear or face contempt of court charges. >> a bit inconvenient for me. >> why did you not want -- >> because i really don't want anything to do with this and i care about the protection of my family. and, as i said, on television before i didn't want to have anything to do with it. >> campbell's appearance as a prosecution witness is unlikely to affect the course of the trial but that didn't stop a huge press turnout. the largest media presence so far in this year long trial. abc news, london. >> today whoopie goldberg hosted abc talk show "the view" respontdz -- responded to white house saladdy's claim that she hit her. >> okay? salahi appeared on "the view"
yesterday. the show released a statement showing the video proved sal lan hi's accusations are erroneous and completely unfounded. things got heated after the taping. >> so i went up to her and i told her that she knew i didn't hit her. and, yes, you know how i said it. choice words. (laughter) >> whoopie said she's not sorry for what she said. salahi and her husband made headlines after showing up unyou invited on a white house state dinner. she maintains that her clients are not party crashers but victims of a communication error. >> meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast. >> a little communication error. somebody forgot to tell mother nature, hello! take a look outside, show you what's going on. clouds thick over sfo. we have an hour for flight
arrival delays there. we'll talk about how some parts won't even see the sun around the bay and how that could lead to record cold temperatures. >> we have new security concerns for apple's new i-phone. >> and more space for a price. the new deal that could change oprah: a 3,000 square foot house filled with 75 tons of garbage. her own children turned her in. >> mom. >> stop, just stop. >> do you want help? oprah: it's a rescue operation. inside the lives o o o o o o o o [ female announcer ] mission presents well-rounded family meals for $10. all it takes is a few ingredients and delicious mission flour tortillas. for budget-friendly recipes go to missionmenus.com.
♪ san francisco a dozen community escorts will be available to accompany muni riders home from major transits stops in bayview and mission valley neighbors. they're high crime areas. safety teams in neon vests and armed with cellphoning will be waiting for passengers getting off at the muni stations. the number to call for an escort will be released later today by george gascon. it's from federal stimulus money. >> cable car service on high street in san francisco is stopped right now because of this. a tree limb fell on a car and is now blocking the street. a viewer says a large truck knocked over the tree when it drove by and this video was sent to our abc 7 you report powered
by youtube.com. if you have video you'd like to share with us upload it. or e-mail it. >> she did a good job, held that shot nice and steady so we could get that word to people out there. >> practically professional. >> wouldn't minds to see weather videos either. that would be kind of nice, too. >> or more fun, perhaps. >> yeah! all of us dressed for the grayness. that's when we're seeing from south beach looking toward the northeast this morning. way up there you see the richmond san rafael bridge. look where it is sunny. what a contrast in san jose. sunshine is out. it's out in the east bay valleys and just now starting to move into the north bay valleys. you can see the difference here on our visible satellite. also notice the curl of clouds near the marin county coast and its counterclockwise flow that's going to push the cloud cover
over towards oakland as we head towards the afternoon. here's a look at temperatures. let me get out of the way. mid to upper 50s along the coast into downtown san francisco. oakland up in the north bay valleys low to mid-60s. most other neighborhoods, antioch leading the charge at 71. sunshine breaking out in gilroy, 62. mid to upper 50s around the monterey bay and salinas. still pretty cloudy there. clouds hold on longer today. that will lead to record cold temperatures. cloudy, misty, drizzle developing tonight. it will remain cooler than average all through the weekend. 58 in san francisco. that's cooler than yesterday. oakland and santa rosa 2 degrees cooler. 63 is a record cold high temperature. that's one of the records we can set today. san jose 3 degrees cold colder than yesterday. the reason why, this bowl of cooler air coming from canada and the fact it's coming off the 50 degree ocean water and going to continue coming off there. so it's got a long trip along this cold water. as it does that it gathers
moisture. that's why the marine layer is so deep and why we're seeing these unusually cool temperatures. 10 degrees cooler than average in most areas with low to mid-70s in the south bay. mid-50s along the coast. downtown and south san francisco, 61 sausalito. low to mid-70s the north bay valleys. a wealth of 60s on the east bay shore and over into the east bay valleys it's upper 70s. here's a look at your seven-day forecast. expect 50 degree temperatures and cloudy conditions tomorrow morning. temperatures that will fluctuate just a few degrees depending how quickly we get rid of the sunshine. that's away from the coast. we won't get rid of the clouds at the coast. it will be in the mid to upper 50s there, near 70 arounds the bay and near 80 inland. >> normal. thanks, mike. still a bay-area based virus software maker says there's a security flaw in apple's newest i-phone. hackers can install unwanted applications and get your
personal information. the flaw could also allow hackers to read passwords, e-mails, eavesdrop on phone calls. and use the built-in cameras on the device. apple's aware of the problem and investigating. >> google and verizon are set to be working on an agreement that would give special priority of what we view and download online if the companies are willing to pay extra. it would mean sites like youtube.com could pay more so people using the site would see faster results. such a deal flies in the face that no content is favored over the other. consumer advocates say it could mean higher fees for all of us. >> where you can catch a shakespearean tragedy with laughter.
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jackson tribute band. a free concert tonight in san jose's plaza downtown. >> get a little round up. >> dan hoyle is arrive voting. now his critically acclaimed one-man show, life in a small town at the march. >> the annual carnival of stars is a belly dancing spectacular and comic book convention in one. the art of big stars, 29 years of classic works from the east bay animation studio now showing oakland museum of california. the 20th anniversary helping young scholars heading to university. the windsham hotel. the new burlingame saturdaysfest offers one of the kind art and plenty to eat and drink. it's lively and for everyone. ♪
>> celebrating 25 years of the miss asian american pageant, a showcase of beauty, elegance and culture. a spectacular evening at the palace of fine arts saturday. i'm don sanchez, abc 7 news. >> want to see regal, that event this saturday. >> sunshine tomorrow. half moon bay with parking lot medical center, their big fund-raiser, the annual golf tournament. overcast and chilly but we'll be raising money for a good cause. >> thanks for joining us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> bye-bye.
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