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the driver and they have impounded what they're calling a get away vehicle. >> the cabs do have cameras so the process is go tok reviewing surveillance individual grow sfee they've captured footage. >> the question remain what's can anyone do with this recognizable piece of art? >> it's obvious you can't sell it on the street there. is a black market, as you probably know. and police continue now f you know the suspect and recognize the person from the video or know anything about it, you're asked to call the police department. >> and the search fofr several missing fishermen will continue. and this is about to begin a
news conference in the city with lee. and don lee is one of the seven still missing. they were among four dozen men, mostly from northern california on board the boat when it cap sized on sunday. so far one person is confirmed dead. 65-year-old from stanislaus county. so far, they've covered more than a thousand square miles without luck. and he says his dad was well prepared for the trip before leaving his home. >> he was concerned blt safety of the trip and decided to bring his own radio. some smaller ships go out have radios of his own. and he brought his own life vest like he always does. >> the coast guard says search conditions are ideal with calm
seas and clear skies. experts say water there is warm. about 80 degrees, allowing someone to survive several days if there is enough fresh water to drink. >> there is a major development involving gays in the military. ordering armed forces to stop discharging openly gay people from the military. zoey doning challenged the don't ask, don't tell policy in is 993. she was a rare exception arks loued to serve openly. the military is in the process of bringing this to an end. today's decision from the ninth u.s. circuit court means don't ask, don't tell can no longer be enforced. the court says it violates constitutional rights. >> and now, with today's ruling, people can breathe knowing today, won't be the day today, we're safe. >> the pentagon saying it will take steps to immediately comply with orders.
the ban could be lifted by the end of september. >> amount of money homeowner candidates borrow through something called a conforming loan sk reduced, not good news in this market. the federal government is mandating that change. abc 7 is here to explain. leanne? >> and in 2008, congress decided to increase the that help ntd high priced bay area market. but now limits will be reduced effective october 1. through a conforming loan most residents can borrow up to $729,000. supporting loans backed by the government, fannie mae, freddy mac and fhan october, it will be reduced, leaving future home buyers ability to borrow only $625,000. researchers at george
washington university school of business are suggesting the limits should be rolled back further. >> you'd need to have a jumbo loan. >> interest rate is higher but more difficult to qualify. because fewer lenders that are providing loans that have size. >> the concern is that reducing the limits, thousands of california home buyers will be shut out of homeownership unless they can come up with a higher down payment. >> people don't have it. incomes have dropped. experts say it could affect home values. >> we can see up and down the neighborhood. >> not everyone agrees, russell is a business owner. >> i don't think it's going to
to have a huge affect. the area we're in prices are high enough. there aren't going to be that many thicks that can -- the bulk are already jumbo loan autos these limits have been help tofl counties. the sale of the average home for the first quarter of 2011 was $970,000. according to experts, it's unlikely congress will extend those limits down. >> and residents in sassoon city are sounding larm in an explosion like the one that devastated one neighborhood could destroy the area where they live. and they have not been able to get dna. and the roadside construction could cause it and with this
pipeline would be 575 feet. a spokesperson told abc 7 news it was performed in april running through that neighborhood but an assessment is still ongoing. and over in marin a broken gas line forced dozens of residents here cameras are skipping away, dozens spent part of the day. authorities evacuated 11 homes when a crew ruptured a two-inch line about 10:00. the area of lancaster avenue and mcallister, people in 50 homes were told to shelter m place. taking crews about two hours to cap the leak. >> east palo alto taking a stand against gang violence thorkts on the state and federal level are backing up stt up.
the police department brought them officials from a number of agencies including the fbi. and and there have to be a response to it so that every shot callen, every leader has to know when something like that happens, the world comes down on them. >> east palo alto will offer service later this summer to help gang members get out of gang autos oakland's police chief unveiled a major resorgs of his -- organization of his department aimed at helping a smaller force fight a rising crime rate. talking about getting the most bang for the buck detailing changes today, some include eliminating specialized units.
officers will move including putting more in east oakland. >> there is more effective organization. if that doesn't work, we'll step back, reevaluate and shift into change. it's the focus of what wire trying to do. >> several squads will merge into one major crimes unit that will investigate ho homsys -- homicides. changes going into affect this weekend. >> ala ma media county has 24 new firefighters who graduated today. the recruits spent 16 weeks training. today showing off their skills to family and friends at the department's training tower. among them, three firefighters laid off from san jose's fire department because of cuts. >> it's been great to be able to bring them into our organization, they've done a good job being formal and
informal leaders in this academy. it was a great department. just didn't work out with the budget. and i'm just fortunate to be here today with my friends. >> and tonight, the graduates will take the oath and get badges. >> you know terrorists are continuing to try to find new ways to attack us. the government is warning airline smz terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into people to carry out attacks. now, they say there is no specific intelligence here. the transportation security administration says people traveling from overseas may experience additional screening at airports and says including more interaction with passengers. in addition to other methods. u.s. security official says placing explosives inside people to hide bombs is not a new idea but there is intelligence pointing to a fresh interest in that tactic. >> the faa released audio
recordings of last april's close call for a severely damaged southwest airlines plane traveling to phoenix to sacramento when a hole opened up in the roof. you can see it. the flight crew remained calm, taking that plane down 20,000 feet in five minute autos we've got a hole in the fuselage in the back of the airplane. >> and you're five, zero miles. >> we'll take it. >> fortunately none of the crew or passengers was seriously hurt. investigators believe a manufacturing defect caused that plane to tear apart. it prompted a sweeping investigation of the fleet. other planes were found to have fuselage crack autos they were calm. >> coming up here, the president tackles tough twitter question autos coming face-to-face with your
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. supporters of a measure to reform pensions of san francisco public employees has just six day owes to collect signatures to place on the november ballot. public defender stood in front of city hall, criticizing the mayor's deal with the police and fire union. he says that will cost the city $50 million more per year than his own plan. >> we're going to see more taxes, more hikes and more
fees. and this is in order to cover costs. >> he says woe like to place the deal on the ballot. the spokesperson for ed lee told abc 7 news the mayor is moving ahead with the reform proposal, he vested. >> president obama made history today through social media holding the while the house first-ever twitter town hall. answering 18 questions submitted by users from a a.krogs the nation. the talk centered around jobs, economy and debt crisis. one asked the president what woe have done differently to handle the economic down turn. >> one would have been to explain it's going to take a while to get out of this. i think i did not realize the magnitude because most economists didn't realize the magnitude of the recession. >> and the president offered a
pointed response to a question about his nail you're to get republicans to commit to raising the debt keel oogt debt ceiling shudz not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the american people to extract tax breaks for jet owners. >> the speaker of the house received an answer to his tweet asking why job creation is slow. the president admitted it wasn't fast enough. >> and facebook ceo uncovered a partnership with skype. 750 people now use facebook and share 4 billion things per day. zuckerberg explains how they're going to be able to chat through facebook. >> i can call and go to peter's profile.
and if he has not install aid plug in to do video chat yerkts goik and click call him. and something will pop up on his screen. and this says mark is calling him. he can click to down load the plug in, it takes 10-20 skpekdz we're video chatting. >> and facebook will introduce a group chat feature and will allow you to create a group to message a group of friends. >> history there and here, there is a landmark bill to control health insurance rates came up today. and michael finney is here to explain. >> there is potential and a lot of debate, and in the senate committee approved a bill. and for the first time, increases they considered
unreasonable, right now, they can only give their opinion. supporters complain rates are too high. opponents say lower premiums mean less health care. >> we've had 10, 20, 30, 40, as high as 90% rate hikes year after year here in california. >> there will be less resources to pay for er rooms for physicians. >> the bill need as proveal from the full senate before going on to the governor. >> if you owe a lot of money in state income taxes, they're out to get you. the senate is considering a bill giving franchise tax board new power make tax dodgers pay up and could suspend your business license prorks fegsal license and driver's license if you are one of the top 250 tax dodgers in the state. >> we're not talking about middle class and working class individuals. these people who owe the state more than $100,000. on the list lowest amount is
$300,000 owd. >> other states could go after the delinquent taxpayer that's moved assets out of the states. >> and there is a picture serve talking about. phoenix, arizona digging out after being hit by a massive dufrt storm a mile high and 100 miles wide. take a look. there is the storm muchg through state up to 60 miles per hour turning swimming pools into mud pits. people almost no warning. scientists say the storms are hard to predict. and bizarre as it can be. >> and scary, too. >> yes. >> and. >> better weather here. >> we're expecting a cooling trend into coming days so
inland areas not as hot as what we've been dealing with. there is a live picture, go have fog down below. it's ashallow layer of fog near the coastline. another live picture knew from san jose. it's 84 degrees now at the air export sunny skies. not sunny everywhere. take a look at the satellite picture. it's a summer time pattern here. we have a fog near the coast. and thunderstorms erupting in the sierra nevada. there is over a thousand lightning strikes so far. it's been an active afternoon. right around the south lake tahoe area, thunderstorms and take a look at the severe thunderstorm developing here northwest. so there is if you have travel
plans keep this in mind. fog at the coast. 59 degrees in half moon bay. inland areas you're still dealing with heat. upper 9 ows for antioch and livermore. and there is coastal fog tonight. heat easing inlnld. going to be cooler by the weekend. that is what temperatures could drop below normal. numbers on the mild side inland. right near the coastline, temperatures into 50s, and we'll see the fog and here is what else is typical. high pressure over the pacific. low pressure inland. what is going to happen.
and wind kicks up coming off the ocean. temperatures respond not as hot inland tomorrow. you'll see fog in the morning and will be around just mainly near beaches and around the bay. and that breeze will be felt inland. and and temperatures near the coast and into the 60s. 84 degrees in cupertino. and sunshine on the peninsula. and there is fog holding temperatures down. and downtown san francisco, there is south san francisco, and north bay, foggy on the coast. 82 degrees in santa rosa and napa. low 70s for richmond and oakland. inland, 87 degree day and warm, and there is 72 in santa cruz.
here is the accu-weather forecast. warm conditions inland. and temperatures certainly on the down trend for thursday. low 60s at the coast. bounce back up on friday. gradually it cools off mid-80s by sunday inland, upper 50s near beaches. and so this is very pleasant. >> still ahead, what your local librarian might be forced to keep under wraps. >> and a hidden gem giving local fans a place to go more than 70 years. that is at 6:00. we'll be right back here.
information you research on books, information that is going to be protected under a new law. a senate bill is a library privacy law. and chats with the staff and courses and computer research as wex the state legislature approved that bill today. the law came out of senator's annual contest called there ought to be a law. >> and nasa has chosen 150 foam document friday's final space shuttle launch. >> and anthony wright swuchb them with a prime spot next to the launch pad at the kennedy space center. >> hours before he won, he bought tickets, now his skbif kids will be able to join him. >> this is very cool.
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