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marijuana. >> and there's a grinch among us. he's taking what isn't his from christmas tree lane. 7 us. he's taking what isn't his from christmas tree lane. 7 news
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>> pot club in san jose will soon have to pay up. they are now going to be taxed. >> but the rules on how they should operate are still up for debate. lillian is live in san jose with more on tonight's vote. lillian? >> so many unresolved issues one thing certain. starting in march san jose 98 pot clubs will have to pay taxes. members of the holistic pain management institute in san jose are celebrating. they have been pushing for a tax on medical marijuana for awhile now and today they got their wish. san jose city council voted to tax medical marijuana 7%. >> it will make us mr. legit. a little more regulated. able to be standing firm.
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foundation being built writ no now. >>reporter: vote comes one month after san jose voters overwhelmingly approved measure u that allows the city to impose business tax on medical marijuana up to continue percent. council member came up with the 7% figure which he says will help bring san jose much-needed cash. >> medical cannabis sales are 1 billion dollars in the state of california. we know there's some number of that in san jos jose. so at 7% it should be revenue to pay for city service services. >> reporter: in the everyone is happy about the tax. other medical marijuana advocate wanted the council to come up with specific regulation guidelines from a permit process to operating requirement. none of that was voted on today. >> tax while the dispensary are not legally recognized really is taxation without representation and it strikes at the core of really our american values and do we really want to levy a tax open people sick and covering. >>reporter: this is why rose didn't go along with the
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majority of her fellow council members. she hopes they will eventually address the growing number of marijuana dispensar dispensaries which shot up expo inspectionally in recent mont months. >> we have to balance the need of everyone. medical marijuana patients that would like to get that also the rest of our city. and rest of the community including people who live near schools and businesses and other members of the community. >>reporter: about one thing the entire council did manage to agree on is a ban on new dispensary. for now the number of pot clubs in san jose will remain at 98. live in san jos jose, abc 7 news. thank you. fat of 12-year-old virginia girl found with her accusedxd abductor last friday here in the bay area spoke to reporters tonight. benjamin smith said the thank you is not enough for the san francisco woman who spotted his daughter and called police. >> she's my hero. it's not
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anything l that i could say about to describe you the way my heart feels but. pishtion she knew something was wrong the moment she spotted britney smith. pan handling outside the ocean beach safeway. >> no bet feeling than saving a child, i'm glad i could help her. >>reporter: a lot of emotion on both coast regarding the story. britney expected to be rae united with her family in roanoke tonight. jeffrey easley this guy the man accused of abducting her is due in court for extradition hearing tomorrow morning. he is also the suspect in britney's mother's murder. >> and police say that a man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl at san leandro wal-mart store will be arraigned tomorrow. 29-year-old carlisle is facing
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charges including aggravated assault and committing allude act on a child. authorities say it happened friday night in the stores toy department. the girl later pointed the man out to her mother who screamed. tack off running but 2 shoppers held him until police arrived. >> yahoo expected to lay off between 600 to receive00 workers starting tomorrow. that's about 5 percent of the company work force. second round of lay off under ceo carol bart hired to turn the company around. so far that hasn't happened. and san francisco business times is reporting that wells fargo is closing its whole sale more than center in concord eliminating 137 jobs. wells fargo will do its best to find those workers other positions somewhere within the company. >> board of regent approved a plan that raises retirement age for future employee from 50 to 55. retiree would also have to pay more for health care benefit. changes still have to
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be negotiated within 28 union. university officials trying to deal with 21 billion dollar short fall and pension program. >> talk about the weather for a movement it is going to be a dreary week around the bay area. more rain coming overnight so you can expect a damp morning commute. sandy is here with a look at where the rain is now. sandy. >> well all day long i have been watching live doppler 7 hd and it has been concentrated across the northwestern portion of california. but now we are starting to see some very light rain moving into ukiah few sprinkles are being reported in santa rosa. overnight tonight the rain will start to spread south ward so as we head into 5:00 a.m. you will start to notice some damp pavement during that commute. then as we head that the afternoon hours the rain will start to pick up, become a little more wide spread head towards 1:00 p.m. 3 or 4:00 o'clock moderate to heavy rainfall at times and at 5:00 p.m. you are looking at some wide spread rainfall here in the bay area. the rain will start to taper
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off as the night goes on and by 10 or 11 okay tomorrow night it is all done. but we are not done with the stormy pattern. we are in for a very wet pattern ahead after short break on wednesday and thursday we switch over to a soggy paren parent.i'll be back with more on that in just a few minute. >> thanks see you then. >> san francisco supervisor are set to vote on a new deal tomorrow to bring the world premier yachting event, america cup to the waterfront. city and members of the america cup committee met this afternoon to try to work things out. over the weekend race organizers said they didn't like the city last offer which moves the race from the central waterfront to the northern side. mayor says the city bid is outstanding. >> if this thing passes tm i'll feel very good about the process and i would be surprised if they pulled the rug out from under us at this stage. >>reporter: now the city has until friday to hammer out an agreement. if not newport rhode island is waiting with an offer. >> there is unfortunate first
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for a long standing holiday display in the east bay. thieves hit alameda christmas tree lane repeatedly over the weekend. never happened in the 72 year resident have been decorating homes on a block of thompson avenue near high street. allen wong there live tonight this is awfully disappointing. >> it sure is dan. a lieutenant of the decorations bring back childhood memory including the aluminum christmas tree in this neighbor window. but tonight there's something more than holiday decorations that are missing. it's the trust shared by generations in this community. >> this is small compared to the ones they took because the other ones were, they are about this big and different shapes and what have you. they were very pretty. i was really sad to see them go but more disappointed that these ones were taken because they were hand made by my girlfriend. >>reporter: the people on alameda colorful christmas tree lane woke up to find the holiday decoration missing. >> what do you do with other people things like that. i don't understand.
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>>reporter: what's your suspicion. >> i don't know makes me sick. makes me sad. >>reporter: karl winter had to replace 16 of the hand made candy contain pole and strand of lights connected to them. if i sleep last night. >> few hours. >>reporter: what were you doing. >> i was up until almost 4 in the morning looking out the window. >> lady across the street lost several large ornaments and another teacher down the block also lost all her lights also. >>reporter: among the 54 brightly lit homes at least 4 were hit on friday and saturday night. it violates tradition enjoyed by generations of alameda residents since 19 38. >> the only time it was blacked out was for world war ii. >> makes me feel like they are selfish. >>reporter: so far no leads but the tiny resident along christmas tree lane believe the thieves will face serious consequences. >> pbl on the naughty list. >>reporter: that's not all. >> they are going to get black
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coal for christmas. approximately they have been naughty not nice. >>reporter: a lot of tradition on christmas tree lane. adults have come out recall putting their letters in santa mailbox. damp of them help santa respond to those letters. they say it's not the material loss that hurts. it's the assault on the holiday spirit that everyone shares out here. reporting leif on christmas tree lane in alameda, abc 7 news. >> l that is it. still beautiful there christmas tree lane. what a wonderful 8 wa i to enjoy the holiday. >> if you see a brightly decorated neighborhood that dazzle you, up load the festive photo or video to you 7 news.coy. or e-mail your image to you report at kg o dash we lack forward to putting the picture on the air. >> still ahead tonight. animal shelters often cautious about holiday adoption but circumstances are forcing one
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bay area group to encourage them. that's ahead. >> and tit for tat toll. proposal that could have peninsula commuters paying a hefty price. >> then later on "nightline". >> come up next on "nightline". winter wallop that turned roads into skating rink in the metrodome into a snow drift might not be done just yet. we investigate rampant cheating on college campus where all you need to pass@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@ñ@a
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. a. >> bay area animal shelter breaking with holiday traditio tradition. generally they discourage people giving pets this time of year but as lee reports, some shelters have so many dogs right now they are looking for a few santa helper helpers. about. >>reporter: this 4 month old terrier mix named watson a lucky dog tonight. he will have a new home for the holiday. that might not be the case for the other 99 dogs crowding the humane society of silicon valley. in fact there are 150 dogs in santa clara county all in need of a home. overflow result of family not being able to care for their
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pets. >> some family having a little bit of a tougher time. we see more dogs in particular coming in this time of year and it is an ebb and flow thing many one one week may be fine but next week with 50 dog in your suddenly overflowing with dogs. >>reporter: two days ago the shelter reported 262 dogs in san jose. 30 moved here which usually houses only 40. to get the animal adopted the shelter started a your price is right program. dropping the 175 dollar adoption fee to whatever you want to paye1. and it is working. 25 dogs were adopted over the weekend. >> good timing for us. also i have a couple week off because i'm a teach every so good timing inform are that to have some time but also there are a lot of dogs about up for adoption. >> we have thought about adopting in the past but we a little pushed it back pushed it back but we definitely think this is the right time now that we have our son. he thinks
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it's the right time too. >>reporter: training fee and other license fee remain the same. as for watson, it wasn't just good timing. >> he has a cute looking face. looks like look an old man in the face which is funny. >>reporter: humane society price is right adoption program will continue through the end of the month. their hope is that with the public help they will be able to find 75 dogs new homes just in time for the holidays. in milpetas, abc 7 news. >> san mateo county is warning there will be consequences if san francisco impose as toll on peninsula drives entering the city. san francisco transportation authority will vote tomorrow on whether to launch a study of a toll program that could raise 80 million dollars a year. it would charge drivers from the peninsula 3 dollars each way to come into or leave the city during peak commute hours. if that happens some san mateo county lawmakers plan to nut a toll of their own, 6 dollars. >> they left us no choice if
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they approve the legislation. item tit for tat and petty and silly but the air began of san francisco needs to be controlled and we are going to move forward. >> any toll warm front to be approved by the state legislature and the governor. the toll war. >> yes. >> all right let's talk about the rainy week we have got coming. >> yes. sandy is here now with a look at that for us. >> well, approximately 5 out of the next 7 days are going to be wet. just to give you a quick snap shot of is what coming. live doppler 7 hd right now showing awe few light showers around you could i. brief sprinkle or light shower reported in santa rosa few minutes ago. numbers in the 50's. few upper 40's in redwood city and los gatos. rainy day tomorrow. look for dry conditions wednesday and thursday. and then we are switching over to a wet pattern friday through monday. so it is going to be a soggy one as we head towards the end of the week. here is satellite and radar. this is the system that is going to bring rain by
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morning to most parts of the bay area by afternoon. so let me show the computer animation. as you will see here would okay in the morning rain already in the santa rosa area as we head toward 5:00 a.m. some very light scattered showers during the morning commute. then as the afternoon goes on the cold front starts to move south ward. we start to notice some wide spread rain around noon time and then heading south ward by 5:00 p.m. for that evening commute. so just be aware of the fact that the more organized rain coming in for that evening commute and then behind it just a few left over cloud for tuesday night. rainfall total highest in the north where the north bay mountain could pick up up to an inch of rain. half inch to 3 quarters of an inch in the north bay. peninsula. east bay. anywhere from tenth to half inch of rain and the south bay you will get the rain last and least amount we are lacking at tenth to quarter of an inch. this is all going to translate that snow in the sierra nevada. winter storm warning into effect in just a matter of
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hours. continues until 10:00 p.m. tuesday. snow level around 6000 feet. so 80 and 50 will be impacted if traveling across those areas. 8 to 12 inches of new snow expected with gust to 40 miles an hour. it is going to be a little dicey up to the sierra nevada. higher elevation could pick up even more than a foot of snow such as keep this in mine. by morning a few showers developing. really a mild morning with the clouds around and this is mild system. so we are looking at low to mid 50's. tomorrow afternoon. leave the umbrella. temperatures in the 50's across the entire bay area and it will get breezy at times out of the south west around the monterey bay temperatures ranging from the upper 50's to the low 60's. this is accu-weather 7 indicate forecast that is going to look a lot like winter. even though winter officially arrives on the 21st of december. rain for tuesday. dry wednesday thursday although cool with clouds and fog around. then you will sea more wet weather
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on friday turning really stormy at times between friday nature and saturday. showers sunday. more rain on monday and one computer model suggesting wet weather lingering into tuesday at this point. so let you know as we get closer. >> yes. let hope it's a little far out. >> exactly. >> thank you sandy. >> all right coming up. another sea gull has been free freed. >> rescuers cut off a cool ♪ [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪ keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just forou.
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rizon 4g lte. rule the air on the most advanced 4g network in the world. >> tomorrow is it for people who use bart easy rider card. it is the last day the cards can be used to pay fare at some bart stations. easy rider cards will be blocked at all stations by next wednesday. bart has notified people who want to pay with smart cards that they have to switch to clipper cards. >> volunteers from moss landing wild rescue saved another sea gull this weekend. gently cut off a beer can collar from the gull found at san francisco state, examined the bird then
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set it free. 5 gull trapped in beer can collars have been spotted since september from half moon bay to september. another gull was captured and released last month at lake merced. 6000 dollar reward leading to the bird abuser. >> something very different. you will love this. orange county jail inmate who celebrate the holiday for the rest of us used its airing of the grievance process to win salami free lunches. he actually convinced a judge, really did this, that his deep belief in the seinfeld show made up holiday entitled him to males that didn't include cold cuts. special meal lasted 2 mosts before the order was thrown out of court. >> that is pretty remarkable. >> larry? >> he worship cramer as god. >> apparently. >> the warriors looking for at bit more gas in the tank hanging with utah but could they stop one of the best point guard in the league down the stretch? guard in the league down the stretch?
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>> good evening. torture stretch in the warriors schedule ended tonight. come to close this evening at utah. about second straight game out with a bad ankle. second quarter williams a lot of run lately. 3 of his 19. warriors led by 3 at the half. happening around hanging around wright deep 3. tied at 64. wright with team high 20 but williams is so good. end of the third quarter the up to him with authority. utah up and pull away. williams maybe the best point guard in the league. he had 30. warriors run out of gas. lose seventh straight. become home against minnesota tomorrow night. sharks and stars text madness. make that smiley face again. second period. derek joslyn beats ray craft first career nhl goal ties the game and power play. one timer mike deflected the
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pass and tie it at 2. they go to the shoot out. brian needs this to keep the sharks alive. denied. pacific division leading today la last takes the shot out. both came through with a romp of seattle and they are still alive at 5 and 8 believe it or not. smith threw for 3 touch downs and played like this every week he would own this town but hard to tell if the niners were really good this one day or seahawks were just off. 5 turn overs. whatever. mike likes the effort heading into thursday show down in san diego. >> most gratifying thing is to see this team continue to fight. week in and week out. that's the thing that really excites me about this team. they always look ahead. they always about you know they are willing to work their tail off. >>reporter: brett farve streak 2 97 consecutive games played
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ended tonight. vikings play the giants game moved to detroit because of the metrodome roof collapse. jackson colliding with peterso peterson. farve can barely watch. manning. kevin. big boss man. jints roll 21-3. in the regularly scheduled monday night game ravens texas the answer opening kick off second half. baltimore david is he down is he down? he's still going and breaks another tackle. the rookie out of utah is gone. 103 yards. ravens crucial up 28-7. game over. right. no. 28-20 under 30 seconds left. matt back of the end zone. to johnson both pet down. 2 point play ties it up to over time where the major runs out right about now. picked off by wilson. good night game over. drive home safely. ravens survive a scare in overtime 34-28. looks like cliff lee will sign not with
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the yankees and not pwaping back with the rangers but the philadelphia phillies. >> happen tomorrow huge coupe for the phillies tomorrow. >> all right thanks larry. >> all right that is making news. >> "nightline"up next. >> for all of us here thanks for joining us. >> appreciate your time as always hope to see you tomorro tomorrow. always hope to see you tomorro tomorrow. >> good
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