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in the news this saturday morning, september 25, cell phone video captures a san jose police officer attempt to keep a teen straight but did he go too far. and the effort begins to cleanup a san bruno neighborhood leveled by the gas explosion. >> one of the warmest weekends we've seen for quite some time. hot weather and not any fog along the shore. >> good morning, i'm teresa garcia. a san jose police officer who intended to scare a teenager has the department's top brass rewriting the code of conduct for officers who get involved
with people they know. it all began with a fake arrest that was reported on cell phone video. it has led to an internal investigation plus a district attorney investigation. lisa amin gulezian shows us the video that this case involved juveniles so wee blurred out faces to protect their identities. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly took this cell phone video on august 30th. he gave it to the san jose mercury news. we showed it to the independent police auditor. they couldn't comment directly because she is looking into all the allegations but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the manual that should be scrutinized. >> when an officer is on duty or off duty, that officers will
avoid become officially involved in quarrels or disputes. >> the other is the code of conduct involving personal feelings. teenager's parents insists the officer was out of line that night. >> but the officer's attorney paints a different picture, one of a concerned father that is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man upset or crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory. >> they point to this moment when the father speaks to his
son while cuffed. >> his department in the meantime, is reviewing the duty manual that does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determine that there should be probably a specific section that addresses this where several versions into actually creating one. >> the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, "abc 7 news." >> california's first execution is scheduled one minute after midnight wednesday morning. albert brown will be put to death in san quentin's new death chamber. he has to make his choice how his life will end. he can choose to be executed with a three drug combination or a single dose of sodium
pentathol. >> barring any last minute appeals executions will resume next week. albert brown is scheduled to receive a lethal injection wednesday morning. a person from the victims rights group says it's about time. >> truth in sentencing makes it happen. moving forward so that these families can have some sort of closure is a positive thing. >> it will be california's first execution in nearly five years. a federal judge gave the go-ahead. they built a roomier death chamber and revised how the death team is selected and trained. >> given that brown attorneys bear the burden to come in the evidence that there is an unconstitutional evidence and the evidence is not there. there is no reason reason he can find to bar this execution. >> albert brown was convicted of raping and murdering 15-year-old
susan jordan of riverside county 30 years ago. brown grabbed her,fied a shoe lace around her neck and pulled her into orange grove. later she called the mother and said, you'll never see your daughter again. they are counting on the execution. they say the 30-year wait is long enough. >> we are a christian family. we believe we will see susan again. >> they are helping with the legal challenges. >> there is much more litigation to come. there is much more legal chaos to come. all the more reason we need to stop these proceedings. the stakes really are too high and too many unanswered questions for us to continue. >> attorneys will ask a marin county judge for a temporary restraining order suspend go those executions. they will also take their case to the court of appeals.
>> there are 708 people on death row. 18 women are waiting for their execution at the central california's women's facility. >> governor swarzenegger is calling on state lawmakers to amend the law so convicted violent offenders can't work as home caregivers. he wants to make illegal for them to work in the health care program. some say a person's past does not affect their ability to provide care, the governor says they pose a grave threat to many people. >> the equivalent to a rapist or murderer, come in my grandma's home and take care of her. >> it's not providing good care for an individual like myself. >> the documents show there are 210 violent felons who are working in the program or have applied for jobs. and cleanup is in full swing in the heart of san bruno disaster zone. 29 of the 35 residents who lost
their homes have signed a liability waiver which includes a guarantee they wouldn't have any out-of-pocket expenses. pg&e says it will ultimate liquor pick up the estimated $60,000 cost per house. the cleanup is being done according to strict environmental regulations. as they clean up the debris, many said goodbye to three victims. fire. nearly 1,000 mourners paid tribute to one family today. amy hollyfield shows us the story of the bullis family. [ "taps" playing ] zbloor almost thousand people gathered to remember three members of the bullis family. la von bullis, 50-year-old son greg and 17-year-old son will. >> they loved their church community and played together and laughed together. pretty great family. they had a lot of life. >> so many the neighborhood ran
out of parking spaces. buses ferried people from the area. outdoor speakers were provided to handle the large crowd. friends remembered greg's sense of humor saying he was always playing practical jokes on people. his son was a senior and remembered for his gentle presence. and la von was described as a warm and patient woman who served as a deacon in church. >> they don't have any evidence of will, anything to go by as far as how to handle the normal sorting issues when it comes to the death of a loved ones. everything was consumed in the fire. >> the family decided to keep the funeral private but did step
outside to watch the marine corps to honor greg who served in the navy. >> the coroner's office wasn't able to confirm the deaths of the family members until wednesday of this week nearly two weeks after the fire bringing the death toll to 7. >> jack kir spear wants to increase the federal government's role in pipeline safety. she unveiled the proposal near the seen on monday. it would require automatic or remote shut-off valves on some transmission lines and give homeowners more information about the location and condition of pipelines and emergency plans. >> governor swarzenegger vetoed a bill that would require ski row sorts to report fatal accidents. many are located on forest lands and required to provide accident
reports. another bill co-authored by state senator leland yee required children to wear helmets on the slope. the governor signed that one but since was contingent on the other bill, neither became law. >> the government wants to collect your old prescription drugs. a reminder what you can do today to make sure it doesn't happen. and frightening bankxç
lisa argen will tell us more about the weather coming up. >> a florida bank was robbed by one of its own tellers who had been turned into a human bomb. it begin early in the morning where a person was held hostage. they strapped a bomb to his chest, drove him to the bank and ordered him to rob it or he would be blown up. >> once he was able to secure the money, with the assistance of the branch manager, he gave it to the individuals who were waiting in the parking lot. he was ordered back into the bank. the individuals left in a red mustang. >> this is teller with the police. investigators since cleared and released him. >> the drug enforcement agency is hoping you can help solve a serious problem by taking action today. dea says many prescription drugs end up being abused by friends or family so today is designated
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third annual walk to raise public awareness and funds for the fight against alzheimer's. goal of the organization is to raise more than 3,000 dollars to go to care and support those impacted by the disease. if you would like to join the walk, registration begins in ten minutes and the walk takes off in san jose's marina green followed by a ceremony. >> a warning for those that go to pinto lake in watsonville, it's off-limits because of a toxin algae bloom. they should keep from getting in the water and their pets. it's blamed for respiratory and nervous digs orders in humans and it has cautioned deaths in dogs. it typically occurs in august or september when the weather warms up and can last up through november. right now, no cold to chill
anything off algae wise. >> and we have the fog coming in but very warmup started yesterday with only 70 degree reading at half moon bay. a live look outside from emeryville and good air quality. from the roof cam looking nice, air quality will be good today and tomorrow, but already taking a hit in the santa clara valley with spare the air day today. we're going to see even warmer temperatures as we head towards monday. 62 san francisco, 61 in oakland. mountain view, 61 for you. heat around los gatos, winds up to 7, you are up to 69 degrees. from 24 hours ago, some are up and some are doubt. coast was cool at 48 earlier this morning and cooler still since yesterday. six degrees warmer since
yesterday in fremont and warmer start in mountain view and san jose than it was friday morning. this morning we are looking at temperatures to warm quickly. that is going to be mean a warmer day, holding steady tomorrow. there is a system in the pacific northwest in the gulf of alaska, it will clear quickly and another warm day with the hottest weather arriving on monday. i talked about the spare the air day. the air quality will get worse from day to day. be advised if you have trouble breathing or having the little ones outside, liberty pretty stagnant. good air quality around the bay today and tomorrow. right now we are looking at clear conditions. no heat advisories, winds are going to be light even though they are going to come off the inland valleys. we are still looking at light sea breeze at the coast. 70s there. 80s around the bay. plenty of 90s allowing for three to six degrees of warming for
the atmosphere warming up very quickly today. a big ridge of high pressure builds into the pacific northwest. nothing but warmth today but to the north and west, we'll talk about a little bit of a trough. it's not going to make much inroads into displacing the high pressure. it may bring a patch or two of fog and allow temperatures to stay where they are tomorrow as we are today. not a big change. 90 in santa clara with 93 in los gatos. if you like it warm, you will like this weekend. if you like it cool, head to the coast. still have 70s there but not looking at any fog. west wind will keep the fog at bay and 76 in sunset district. looking at numbers from the
mid-70s at stinson beach to mid 90s for sonoma, novato and napa today. oakland, san leandro, union city warming to 90 degrees. 92 in fremont. inland east bay, look for temperatures pretty much in the mid 90s. concord and pittsburg, even 92 around santa cruz with 80 in monterey. 96 in gilroy. no real change today or tomorrow. we'll start out warmer tomorrow and then by monday, ridge will be right on top of us and we'll see the hottest day with temperatures cooling slightly. the fog won't come back tuesday night or wednesday. >> a little break but even with the warm temperatures, one thing. >> the winds should be light even though they are off shore. >> even though the giants played in denver, the ballpark in san
francisco were jammed, 36,000 people were there for a night at the opera. ♪ >> people of all ages filled the stands and fields as they played on the stadium to a giant video screen. this is the fifth time they have cast their performances there. >> and giants continue to make their playoff chase. >> good morning. both the giants and padres won last night so with eight games to go, san francisco still has a half game lead over san diego in the west. tim lincecum was just about perfect on the mound. he gets stewart in the fifth.
he had a perfect game through five. rockies finally got to him in the 6th. smith scored the first run. giants would answer in the seventh. pat burrough and 17th for san francisco. lincecum got struck out nine over eight innings. rockies fall four and a half back, 2-1 was the final. >> a's were trailing, oakland finally gets on the board. mark ellis comes in but the rangers would erupt for a five-run seventh. check in one out. 10-3. rangers can clinch the west with a victory this afternoon. >> tomorrow in kansas city, 49ers hope to claim their first win of the season, san francisco comes in a slight favorite. that is because of their showing
against the saints. after a slow start, offense came to light and san francisco came so close to upsetting the superbowl champs. they hope to build on that for the chiefs. >> you get overconfident. >> next week warriors assistant chief is expected to replace don nelson but yesterday there was no talk of basketball, ricky williams met with victims of the san bruno fire. he notion what they were going through. he lost his home in 1995 back in indiana when a fire destroyed his neighborhood. >> yesterday, got pride tiffany put on a clinic.
they teamed up to work with kids from the local american scores chapter. it's an after school program that use soccer to help kids. as for the title game, mike shumann has a preview. >> and it's in! >> gold pride were regular season champions with a 15-3 record and got a two week bye. >> it's been a great season. we're really excited and get a bye. we'll rest up and get ready for the big game. >> i think it's definitely an advantage that we get good recovery. >> how do you go from worst to first in one year? >> we really have put in the hard work all season long, but it's a combination of different
styles of play and different types of personalities. having that variety is a winning combination. >> shy led the league with 19 goals in 24 games and was named mvp for the second year in a row. >> her work ethic and compete and be the best, never came across a player like that in the men's or women's. >> he knows what is going to happen on sunday. >> i'm very excited for the championship game. i think we'll be able to do it in the final. >> and lots of college football including oregon state and boise state. watch that contest right here on abc7 at 5:00. be sure and stick around for after the game for all the highlights. that is sports for a saturday
morning. >> next at 8:30, a story that is only on 7. two court workers caught by authorities taking bribes. vic lee has the exclusive on their arrests. and u.s. troops on the offensive this morning, moving deep into taliban territory. taliban territory. we'll get the latest on man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent,
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going through every single coming pound in an area they have never been in before. as i'm standing here, there is a group of combat engineers who are packing about 25 pounds of plastic explosives and we've been walking out a walkway covered by trees where they should jus found caches of weapons. they found batteries and pressure plates. they came in here with incredible power, using these vehicles. these lay down 2,000 pound charge that blows an incredible path way down any area they want to clear suspected ides. with that, 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, the entire valley knew they were coming. it is the gate way to kandahar city. it's on a river that goes from
north and west of kandahar city, second largest city in this country and it's a green zone all the way to helman province and basically the taliban use it as a super highway to move everything from drugs, to guns and basically taliban hotels and bed down positions along the way. the taliban has owned it before they were taliban, it's a place they want to hold on to. it's a place that the american military wants to take back. topping bay area news, a story you'll only see here. two alameda court employees are under arrest, accused of fixing tickets in exchange for cash. vic lee reports. >> juan hernandez was arrested in lays a august after deputies say he got caught in a sting set up by the sheriff's office. a woman, though not identifying,
came up to the traffic window to pay a ticket. twa as large fine. deputies say hernandez offered to fix the ticket in return for cash. instead she reported the bribe offer. >> according to sources, the deputies gave her marked bills. one source says they were hundred dollar bills. the woman handed over the money to hernandez as deputies watched. >> this is jsmd d.nelson. >> that person did go forward and do that. had their records taken care of. >> earlier last week, fe licks chavez was arrested. >> after we arrested mr. hernandez, we fond discrepancies and a that point mr. chavez was also arrested. >> they declined our request for
an interview but they did issue a statement confirming the arrest. but according to other restrictions, we're unable to comment on pending cases and related personnel issues. but appropriate administrative actions have been taken. both the court and sheriff's offices says they are investigating. >> the investigating of these two people are ongoing and to see how widespread it is. >> shrgz charged with accepting a bribe and embezzlement and grand theft. chavez is charged with embezzlement and grand theft. the big question now just how widespread were these bribes and are they occurring in our courthouses. that is the focus of the investigation. san jose's police chief is considering developing new rules on how officers interact with people they know. it stems from a cell phone video
that shows an officer confronting a 15-year-old boy who had sex with the officer's 14-year-old stepdaughter. the boy's father secretly recorded the video and shared it with our media partner. the officer even handcuffed the youth. they are pinpointing two policies that should be scrutinizing rules. >> when an officer is on duty or is off duty, that officers will avoid becoming officially involved in quarrels are disputes occurring in their own neighborhoods. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man, objecting, getting upset or crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory. >> the officer remains on administrative leave. the district attorney's office is also reviewing the case. a judge has temporarily
proceedings against the man that kidnapped jaycee dugard. philip garrido public defender says he may be mentally competent to participate in his defense. >> what we're talking about here is making a decision about the case. whether somebody wants to either go to trial for crazy reasons or not go to trial for crazy reasons, that person is not competent. >> the judge says he based his decision on talks with garrido's attorney an observing the defendant in court over the past few months. the judge did not halt proceedings against his wife nancy. >> killers and rapists and other violent offenders can end up providing inin-home health care.
nannette miranda reports. >> they are some of california's most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled who need in-home care. but hundreds of those caregivers have violent pasts. >> you can murder somebody and rape a 3-year-old? >> yes. >> the governor got approval to ask for background checks. they have identified 1,000 congress victory felons seeking jobs in the program. 800 were fired but at least 200 continue to work because a court subsequently ruled they can only disqualify those that committed three specific crimes, physical child abuse, elderly abuse and defrauding public assistance programs. there are 70,000 workers needed background checks.
>> when you are talking about a population that is extremely vulnerable, it's very serious that people with serious backgrounds can have contact with them. >> unbelievably, privacy laws prevent them from disclosing information. >> but in-home workers, out of 400,000 caregivers, 200 is a small number. while the crimes do sound scary networks of his providers have criminal past and did a good job. >> someone's criminal background doesn't prevent them prosecute providing good care for an individual like myself. >> the governor has sent a letter to the legislature demanding a fix to the system. >> it's the equivalent to a rapist or murderer, come into my grandma's home. >> in sacramento, nannette miranda, "abc 7 news."
>> steven colbert testified on capitol hill about his brief experience as a migrant farm worker. >> after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end in the unforgive sun, i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. >> he was asked to testify based on a one day experience working on a farm. it was meant to show that few americans would do that the work that migrant farm workers do. the house bill create as a pathway for citizenship. the senate is drafting another version. congress could take up the issue after the election. >> s shower sara shourd was able to make a
personal plea for the release of her fiance and her friend josh fatel. they were arrested while hiking near the border and accused of spying. >> i'm hopeful we're going to make a difference. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad would not comment after the meeting. she was released eleven days ago for health and humanitarian reasons. as everybody wakes up, we're looking for some warm temperatures. >> no fog to speak of. we have lots of sunshine and temperatures will be warming quickly. we have a slight offshore flow and building ridge of high pressure and a hot weekend. your forecast is coming up. >> we'll update you on the effort to try and save more than 7070707070707070707070707070707x
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good morning. 8:42. no fog in sight. you are taking a live look along the embarcadero. you see the treasure island and port of oakland, all is looking nice this morning as the sun rises and expected to get much warmer. our meteorologist lisa argen will give you an update coming up. >> heavy rain in venezuela has caused flooding and landslides that have killed seven people in caracas. streets were blocked by a river of mud that carried way cars and anything else in its path. a house collapsed from the flooding and that caused a break in the city's main water pipeline. river overflowed its banks in some parts of the city triggering evacuations. what a world away we have with great looking weather. >> we had some very warm temperatures, some 90s and today more 90s.
a look from vollmer peak, nothing but clear skies. no fog to speak of. we'll be looking at warm temperatures. the fog will come back over night. here is a look from emeryville, golden gate bridge in the distance. a quick warmup is in store today. often we get this time of year is the warm coast. today it will be warmer warm not too warm. if you don't like the heat, head towards the shoreline. 61 is san francisco. 66 in fremont with 57 in livermore. so 24 hours ago we were definitely cooler. we're starting out warmer. san francisco and fremont will be warmer but cooler in novato and half moon bay with the sun setting at 7:02. seen warmer today maybe a degree or two cooler by the coast. then by monday we'll see peak
heat and a very gradual cooling trend. spare the air day today. with moderate air quality in the east bay. sanity championship, poor air quality. this will continue tomorrow into monday while the good air quality closer to the water, a high pressure continuing to build with each and every day taking a hit on the air quality. in particular by monday, we could see a heat advisory. with the rapidly warming temperatures, look for numbers to be in the 90s from the north bay, south bay, inland valleys and upper 80s around the bay. half moon bay and ocean beach enjoy the 70s. big ridge of high pressure building in the gulf of alaska. any storms that want to head to the south can't do that. we're looking at a light offshore flow. we are looking at a big trough here. that will begin to bring in a few areas of fog tomorrow
pausing the warming trend but keeping things the same. monday, that ridge reestablishes itself and the hottest day with some triple-digit it heat. 93 in los gatos. 92 in campbell today. mid-80s in millbrae. mild mid-70s for pacifica. 87 san mateo. san francisco 84 with 76 in the sunset district. daly city, upper 70s and north bay, widespread 90s from novato. you'll see 95, wine country, mid 90s. 96 in sausalito, and 87 in berkeley. 88 in san leandro and low 90s around union city. fremont, another warm afternoon with mid 90s for concord.
look at the temperatures around monterey, 80 there and santa cruz, 92 degrees. we waited all summer, if you like it warm, here it is. hot as you head back to work on monday and gradual cooling trend we won't see some more fog until thursday, a few patches on wednesday but overall very warm. >> thanks, lisa. >> bart service should be back to normal after a train struck a deer on the tracks outside the pleasant hill bart station. it happened last night. the incident damaged the train, enough for it to require and transfer passengers to another one. service on the line was delayed 45 minutes. a replacement train connected directly to the damaged one. >> the effort to save pilot
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also remember it's spare the air today. >> lindsay lohan is out of jail after spending less than 12 hours behind bars for violating her probation by failing a drug test. she was able to post $300,000 bail and walk out of jail last night. after her attorney successfully challenged the judge's order that she be without bail until her next hearing. a different judge overturned the order last night. it was 24-year-old's third trip to the los angeles jail facility since her 2007 d.u.i. case. she must still wear an ankle bracelet. next court date is october 22. >> police and drug agents say a surprising amount of unused medicine winds up on the street. they are opening their doors today in the first ever nationwide to take back your unused prescriptions. >> pims, pills and more pills,
we use 250 billion dollars worth every year. most americans have been prescribed some kind of medication and often they don't take every pill in the bottle. >> i still have a lot of it in case i need it one day. >> one of the reasons people hold on to it, i'm not sure people actually believe sell by date. >> muscle relaxer, this pain medication. >> painkiller i got from the dentist. i put it in the garbage. that was probably wrong, right? >> drugs that are not properly disposed of, they wind up in our water supply or landfills. law enforcement officials say leaving them in your home is not a good idea either. >> three-quarters of the prescription medications that are abused come from family and
friends. >> police sergeant says most prescription drug abusers today are obtaining the pills from family members or friends who leave unused medicines in their cabinets. >> we're talking about vike oh incident or oxycontin. >> some wind up being sold on the streets. teenagers are most likely to experiment with pharmaceuticals they find in a family home. according to the drug enforcement administration, one in seven teenagers admit they have used prescription drugs to get high. most teens say that pharmaceuticals are easy to obtain. 6.2 million americans abuse medication that is not prescribed to them. now, law enforcement agencies across the nation are asking everybody to empty their
medicine cabinets of unwanted pills. police and sheriffs across the bay area are opening their doors to let you drop off your drugs for free, legal drugs. >> illegal drugs are not covered in this type of program. we will not be accepting cocaine or methamphetamines or things like that. >> there is no place to recycle it. you can't go to whole foods but not for this. >> i posted a link where you can find the drop-off points that is closest to you and you can also find recyclers there that will take your pharmaceuticals year round. find it all at www.abc7.com. >> still ahead, a canadian man accomplishes an aviation feat
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