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police issue a warning to 49er fans. >> after what some are calling 49er fan abuse. >> police say they will not tolerate any bad behavior during their championship game this weekend. >> so-called bad fans will be kicked out of the stadium and won't be allowed back in. lessee brink leer is live for us in san francisco tonight. lessee? -- leslie? >> reporter: nothing but good vibes on the streets of san francisco, at least tonight. quite a sight around me. when they turned the lights on coit tower ablaze in red and
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gold, san francisco is preparing for a special weekend ahead. the fans are ready and so are the police. >> similar to the saints game we have a package where we add about 25% more staff. and the security detail has 25% more as well. >> reporter: since opposing fans last week bloged and publicly complained about candlestick park. >> we want the fans to know is it is about everybody. be as classy a team as there are cities. >> there are signs on how to text whether there is a bad fan around you whether it is a 9er fan or giants fan. i encourage everybody to take advantage of it. >> reporter: the bad fan will be i can cked out, and that is no small loss given ticket prices. seats sold out on wednesday for this sunday's game. currently it costs $359 for a seat at the top of the end zone. on-line ticket holders are
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offering pre mow -- primo seats for $10,000 each. a lot is riding on the outcome of the game this weekend. mayor bloomburg made a bet with mayor ed le that if the 49ers win 49th street will be renamed 49er street for a day. if the giants win a cable car will have to chug up the street wearing new york flags for a day. >> and i think the giants will win. >> reporter: giants fans will be gathering at ace's bar on sutter street with two bus loads of fans who will leave early for the game. >> there are a fortress of fanswho will lineup at the door as the next best thing to being at the game. >> it is like one side or the other. they are a big time city. it is going to be a big clash of the titans. >> reporter: a clash of the titans. and assuming this is a good
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assumption that the 49ers win, police say they have plans in place along chestnut street and the embarcadero to keep the celebrating at least under control. reporting live in san francisco, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. well, the first storm of the season is heading toward the bay area tonight. sandhya patel is here with a look at radar this evening. sandhya? >> live doppler 7hd is clearly showing where the rain is falling. crescent city has picked up three inches of rain just today alone. that moisture will be heading down the bay area. it is not here yet, but we want to show you our own radar, and that beam will be showing you where the rain is going. i want to hear about your weather reports. i want to show you the computer animation. rain is moving into the north bay, but it is the northern end of sonoma county. then the rain finally shifts southward. by the lunch hour it is in the north bay, and it will get down here to the rest of the
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bay area for the afternoon and the evening commute. that's the first. there are two more storms behind this. i will be back with the details in a few minutes. >> thank you, sabd yaw ?ie. deputies from mare raw county came to serve a search warrant on google. they wanted to know who posted this picture on a website hosted by google. it is of the sheriff with the words "wanted, dead or alive." they say that is a threat against the sheriff's life. the sheriff respects the right of free speech, but he says the line is crossed when a person threatens an act of violence. someone posted a different threat against him and his family a few weeks ago. tonight san francisco police hope a $100 thowd reward will be enough to help solve a cold case murder. 83-year-old juan chen was beaten in the bay view district. he died from his injuries several weeks later. ama dates has a new effort to break the case. >> police think it is teenagers who attacked the
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elderly man two years ago as he was walking home. but they don't know how many there were or why they would do such a thing. they hope a reminder and reward will bring the answers they need. >> basically have i nothing. >> san francisco police have no leads in the fatal beating of 83-year-old bay view resident juan chen. he was killed almost two years ago. >> he was walking home getting off muni and walking toward his home when he was approached and attacked by unknown youth. >> this is the area where it happened near third street. >> mr. chen fell to the ground and hit his head and sustained serious enough injuries where he eventually a few days later went to the hospital and succumbed to those injuries approximately a month and a half later. >> an older gentleman like this, you are supposed to be enjoying your older years and not wondering if you will make it from one block to the next. >> with no surveillance of the
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crime or those responsible they are passing out fliers to those in the neighborhood. in addition of reminding the community of mr. chan's death they hope a reward will also spark information. >> this was issued by mayor gavin new so many -- ne wsom. >> but money may not be enough for him and at risk youth. >> i will stay out of it. >> why? >> it is not my business. >> but police say they have had cases where someone decides to come forward years down the line. >> there are circumstances that change and they feel more comfortable in coming forward and providing fox. >> they hope that will be the case again this time. >> there is always people down here, and there is residents here along the area. and so far we have had no luck. i mean it could be a situation where just there was no one who really observed it. but i believe there probably was. >> police say there was no indication there was a robbery and they don't believe race was a motivation. what they do know is this case
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needs to be closed and the community may be their only hope. abc7 news. >> thank you, ama. well, police say a failed burglary attempt in the east bay lead to a deadly car crash in newark. three 20-year-old men are in custody after the car they were riding in slammed into a honda and killing that driver. the suspect's car flipped and went airborne a hundred yards after colliding with the victim's car. police responding to a 9-1-1 call about burglary and saw the suspect's car and gave chase, but broke off the pursuit because of unsafe speeds. witnesses say the impact of the crash sounded like an explosion. the san francisco chronicle is reporting that a muni bus driver involved in a fatal accident has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. emily dunn was killed last august when she was hit by a bus while crossing a castro district street. prosecutors say the driver was negligent for failing to see her. and in a rare move, the 36-year-old was arrested on
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saturday and released on $10,000 bail. 2500 oakland employees, more than half of the workforce have received layoff notices when they showed up for work. it is to close the state's redevelopment agencies costing oakland $26 million in state funds. when the numbers are returned, only 200 city employees will lose their jobs. police, firefighters, 9-1-1 dispatchers and the human resources employees are exempt. governor brown called for new taxes during today's state of the state address saying it is an investment in the future. the speech served as a launching pad for his november ballot initiative which will boost sales taxes and income taxes on people who make more than a quarter million dollars a year. and he cautioned against future borrowing to pay california's bills. >> it is said the road to hell is paved with good intentions and digging ourselves into a deep financial hole to do good
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is a bad idea. and this time of uncertainty, prudence and paying down debt is the best policy. >> the governor's plan includes massive investments in education, alternative energy and high speed rail. the republicans say the governor's call for higher taxes though will cost jobs. >> governor brown says california is not a failed state. but he introduces all of these failed ideas. you cannot tax and spend your way to prosperity. he says that california has immense unspent potential. and he needs to raise your taxes and spend your money. >> if you want to watch governor brown's state of the state speech in its entirety go to our website at and click under see it on tv. up next, the campaign for the white house. president obama releases his first tv ad for the 2012 campaign. his message to voters. >> and you may have seen it yourself if you logged on-line. some of the most popular websites out there are blacked out. the i'm -- impact of today's
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on-line protest. >> and the new app that tell u.s. where to find a spot to park. and then later on "nightline." >> carolyn and dan, coming up next on "nightline" a rescue mission forced to halt and families losing hope. 9 latest on the cruiseship disaster. and we take you to the cutting edge of medical testing where the prick of a finger
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there is a new tool that may help boost your parking cam --karma that helps you park. >> turn left on to jackson street. >> it is a big, green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco. >> you are arriving to your destination. there is one available on this block. congratulations. >> there it is. >> david designed voice park and uses data from parking sensorsin stalled by the transportation agency that designed the park app.
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but he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. >> you have to interpret the color codes as to what is available and what is not available. and you have to navigate as you are holding a paper map while driving. >> they use realtime information on -- in eight areas around san francisco. >> there are 838 available spaces in this garage. >> it also know when's commercial spots are open to the public, and it refreshes every eight seconds. >> it hillary calculate and take you to the nearest one after that. >> to see how good it really is we decided to let an expert use the app, the parking valet. >> it picked up one on pine street which is a block and a half, and then went a block and a half and there was a spot open. >> but the app could not keep up with quick u-turns and sudden direction changes. >> it is just confusing.
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>> it doesn't anticipate construction zones either, but it is a work in progress and the one of a kind. 30,000 more spots will be available. in san francisco, alan wang, abc7 news. >> the app developer hopes to make it available in 50 cities by the end of the year. tonight it appears the one day digital strike against federal anti-piracy bills may be working. to work on the stop on-line piracy act is websites like google and wick caw peed daw -- wick caw peed yaw went dark. they went to punish on-line copyright infringement and piracy. >> people are stealing, offshore criminals are stealing american jobs and content. everyone says we ought to stop that. >> sopa and pipa looks to open innovation on the web by putting websites and intermediaries in the position of policing the contents of their users. >> tonight at least eight influential lawmakers have
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pulled their support for the bill. there will be a house vote next week. and the white house adds that it will not support the bill in its present form. president obama's re-election campaign is officially under way with the release of his first television ad. >> secretive oil billionaires attacking president obama with ads not tethered to the facts. >> the 30-second advertisement highlights his achievements in creating clean energy jobs. the campaign has bought time to run in six states, wisconsin, north carolina, ohio, virginia, michigan, all critical to the president's re-election. the spot will also run on cable television. it should hit the air waves tomorrow. and vice president joe biden is spending the night in san francisco after a busy day in the bay area. he attended two fundraisers in the city and a dinner at a restaurant with giants of a tech industry including ceo's from google, netflix, apple,
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zynga and yahoo!. he told a group of supporters that the giants are going to the super bowl. hearing good-natured boos he said he mixed up the baseball and football teams. >> he meant to say 49ers no doubt. we are watching the weather for sunday's game, and there may be good news. >> it seems like it is shaping up just about right. let's check in with sandhya patel. >> i think there may be a window where they are playing with dry conditions. i'll show you the forecast in a moment. it is anything but dry. up to a foot and a half of snow has fallen. it is raining there. they have seen some real sig can't wet weather here, and they are going to continue to see the rain and snow. the rain is starting to finally shift down toward the northwestern portion of california. live doppler 7hd is showing you where it is raining right now. much needed moisture is heading here as we head toward tomorrow. the temperatures right now in the 30s and the 40s. here are the highlights.
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we are looking at mostly cloudy conditions tonight. not as cold because of the cloud cover. a wet pattern begins tomorrow and snow arrives in the sierra nevada. the statewide snowpack, 10% of normal right now. it is extremely low. that's going to change. we have storm number one tomorrow. stronger storm on friday, and then the last coming in, the third one sunday night. let me show you our computer animation and show you what will happen as we head toward tomorrow morning. 5:00 a.m. we start to see some very light showers and beginning to approach the sonoma county area. very light. not all of the commute will be wet. you will see what will happen. this is slow to move southward. at noontime the rain is in the north bay. finally as we head into the afternoon hours, we will start to see the wet weather shifting during the evening commute. we will have some moderate pockets of rain across the heart of the bay area. it is indicated here in the yellow. showers behind that front, the scattered showers are really tapering on friday morning.
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more rain arrives with the second storm. this is the stronger one that will bring in heavy rain here on friday evening. if you are getting away for the weekend, or if you are just traveling, commuting, it is going to be rough out there for your friday evening. really even into 7:00, 8:00. it shifts into the south bay and the east bay. watch out for the heavy rain. showers for your saturday early on in the day. and we start to see it tapering off briefly before the third system arrives sunday night. rainfall totals at least through saturday plorng. up to 4 inches in the north bay mountains and an inch and a half to 3 inches. one to two inches east bay. santa cruz could get up to three inches. in the south bay, three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half. we are running very dry, about 22 to 29% of normal. this rainfall is beneficial for the bay area. it will certainly help with our deficit here. in the sierra nevada, 10:00 a.m. thursday until 4:00 a.m. on saturday. snow expected above 5,000. if you are traveling there we
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will see gusty winds up to two feet of snow. prepare for winter driving conditions. mid30s to mid40s. tomorrow afternoon, you will need the umbrellas. temperatures will be in the 50s, and it will be breezy at times as well around the monterey bay. we are looking at wet weather beginning late in the afternoon, upper 50s to low 60s. here is a look at that forecast. candlestick park, 49ers are playing the new york giants. rain by the evening. mid to low 50s. i think most of the game will be just fine. take the umbrella to be on the safe side. you will need them. rain on friday and saturday. rain likely again sunday night into monday. >> take the umbrellas. >> thanks, sandhya. coming up next, the family that is a big ticket give away. >> although one member of the family, maybe two, won't be clcll
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a man who had to give up his tickets to last week's game is going to the nfc championship game for free. >> it is a great deal on twitter. the niners' president jed york offered four tickets and field passes for the best fan story.
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>> the winning tweet reads "my first child was born during saturday's game. the doctor let us watch the game during labor." >> he had to give up his 9er-saints tickets due to the birth of his first child. he is not missing this sunday's game, but apparently his wife will. >> she won't be going. she will be staying home, watching our son. but for some reason or another, i think that will probably cost me more in the long run than anything else. >> but it is all worth it. he is already a huge niners fan. >> they will have fun at the game. larry beil is here with all of the sports. >> i thought i was going to have a stroke. 49ers are slight favorites against the giants on sunday. the 49ers beat them in the regular season. alex smith on a new position. that is, being the favorite. sports next.
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good evening. the 49ers are on the cover of sports i will traited and before you shriek, they say no! the giants are on the cover back east so the jinxes will can sell each other out. look at the photo. a terrific article. they are stunned at what has happened this season. they actually wanted alex to leave the niners after last year. they were frustrated. the niners beat the giants by a touchdown in november. that game came down to one last position. justin smith with the big ball to knock it down. the 9ers and giants have improved since then. 49ers entering as 2.5 favorites, but alex smith says there are no guarantees right now. >> at this point, we all have the same amount to lose. we are all fighting for a trip to the super bowl. to say anyone should win these games is kidding themselves. look at last week.
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everybody thought the road would go through lambeau and they thought the championship game would be played there. look what happened. at this point, everybody is as good as each other and it comes down to how you execute on that day. we are all capable of beating each other. that's for sure. >> the warriors insist they are a playoff team, but you can't make the playoffs like you did in new jersey. golden state in the garden state. monta ellis was off. into the first quarter and he plays beat the clock. the warriors were up by a deuce. chris humphreys and man possessed. the short time kardashian. and ends the third quart better a bang. he had 13 points. monty everywhere. thompson whooping with thompson. the rookie brooks for three and then driving and dishing to humphreys here. the nets win it and warriors are 2 and 2 on the road trip. they should have been 3 and one.
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serena williams going for career single win number 500. look right here late in the match. serena turned her ankle and would gather herself for a minute. she is okay. she finishes off on the next point chasing down the drop shot. the best video of the day produced and he had some anger management problems and taking out his frustration and give me that one. it is still feeling the need to vent and release. does not even bother to unwrap a third one nor the fourth. complete system meltdown. and marco did not win his match. and that is your toyota sports report. perhaps that was the problem. >> bad sports man ship. >> "nightline" is up next. >> keep track of your latest breaking news on twitter at
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