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closed captioning by closed captioning services,inc . i think it is an absolute shame. what other monumental building can you go and deface and say that's going to help the movement? >> oakland city workers are furious over the damage done to city hall by occupy protesters over the weekend. >> battle with police ended with tear gas and 400 arrests. occupy vandalism has cost oakland two million dollars. good morning i'm kristen sze. and i'm cheryl jennings. amy you talked to the police chief today? >> reporter: i did. he told us he likes the
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mayor's new idea of how to deal with these protesters. the aclu does not. while they work that out we tacked to city workers returning to work -- we talked to city workers returning to work today and they are sad. he has worked here for 10 years. he agrees with the message of occupy oakland but angry protesters took out their frustrations on this historic building. >> i lost my home, so i sympathize with the movement. how does this advance the movement in any way? >> reporter: police say protesters used a crowbar to pry their way that city hall where they smashed display cases and burned flags. >> it is difficult to see a historic building damaged. i'm waiting to see what the leaders are going to do. >> reporter: the mayor says she would like to issue stay away orders against repeat protester. we asked the police chief about the idea.
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>> i think it is a great idea. we need to look at every conventional and unconventional way to prevent destruction of property and preserve life. >> reporter: a spokesman for the city attorney's office says he will look into the possibility of stay away orders and how large of an area can be included. aclu says stay way overs would present constitutional concerns because it refrains speech before it is uttered. protesters said police were to the blame. saying they didn't give them enough time to disperse before they started using tear gas >> if they would have left us alone it wouldn't be -- there wouldn't be as much as it is now. >> reporter: the chief says, officers operated within city policy. he hopes the city can do something to prevent what happened saturday, from happening again. >> we can't let 1,000 people tear the city up and not do anything about it. >> reporter: mayor was not
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available for comment this morning. the city attorney says he has not received any order from her to issue any stay away orders. the next occupy oakland protest is scheduled for next monday. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. several journalists including a reporter with ktr radio got caught up in the raid. one said she was covering the demonstration when list cuffed her in front of the ymca with several hundred pro -- police cuffed her in front of the ymca with several hundred protesters. she showed her 10 shalls -- her credentials but it didn't do any good. >> she said this is not an oakland press pass. and they handcuffed me. >> two other skwrrpb that lists report being arrested -- journalists report being arrested.
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haynes received a message yesterday from a police spokesperson who asked if she was okay. authorities investigating fatal pedestrian accident near oakland international. the incident happened shortly after 6:00 this morning on doo little drive. >> four were walking and a member of the group was hit. >> [ inaudible ] he had bad knee he is he was walking slow. -- he was walking slow. i heard somebody yell and i seen the guy pull up behind us with a buffed windshield he said he hit somebody. we ran -- with a busted windshield. he said he hit somebody. i found him in the ditch. >> he said his friend died seconds after he reached him. the driver told roberts he never saw the man he hit. the four were walking from alameda to oakland after police impounded their vehicle
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following a traffic stop. police have identified a man found hanging in the port of oakland. investigators found the body of 19-year-old henry leon saturday afternoon. he is suspected of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old girl at her family's home on pacific avenue friday night. leon is the father of the teenage girl's nine-month-old baby. investigators believe his death was suicide. a memorial growing outside an oakland home where police say a 15-year-old boy killed his parents. investigators state teen has confessed. susan and robert worked for san francisco's health department. police were called to check on them when they didn't show up for work friday. officers spoke to the son who told them everything was fine. when they returned later, they found the bodies in the family car and then arrested the son. san francisco's police chief and city attorney taking a drastic and unusual step
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this morning hoping to reverse a worsening drug and crime problem in one neighborhood. katie marzullo is in the tender loin. going after two specific businesses, why? -- >> reporter: the police chief and the city attorney held a news conference here at the corner of leavenworth and turk where one of the businesses is located. they let us know after two years of undercover operations by the police department the city attorney's office was able to file these lawsuits again the two businesses. basically the investigation shows that they are host businesses for illegal activities. drug sales and fencing of stolen goods. the chief and attorney say this step was needed in order to make the tenderloin a better place. >> 99% of those businesses refused and/or threatened to call the police for even being asked to participate in what
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these two businesses were doing wholesale everyday. >> we know these are challenging economic times, specifically, for kids for seniors, we owe it to them to make sure that we are creating an environment where people can thrive and be the best that we can be. >> reporter: these are civil lawsuits. they allege violations of the california drug abatement act as well as other laws, penalties include closing down the businesses for one year, thousands worth of fines. as far as when the businesses would close that has yet to be seen the suits were filed this morning now it must go through the judicial process. the attorney and the chief say as the investigation moves forward criminal charges and arrests could follow. katie marzullo, abc7 news. in walnut creek, nine people have been arrested and three police officers injured during a series of fights
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outside bars this weekend. the fights came days after the walnut creek city council began talking about several proposals for cracking down on after hours violence. propose ads were announced after sharp increase in fights. including a parking lot bar brawl involving more than 30 people. estimated 22,000 kaiser permanente hospital workers are making final preparations for what could be the largest one day strike the hmo has seen. tomorrow's walk host out includes mental health and optical employees. nurses and other unions have agreed to walk out. a similar strike took place last september. kaiser officials have condemned the walkout. they have replacements ready and say all facilities will stay open during the job action. ahead, the government steps upo8áits investigation into a popular suv recall because of air bag problems with
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. if you are looking for a job you want to check out our job fair in emeryville today.
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>> reporter: hospice of the east bay is coming here to the hilton garden inn looking for a physician and a number of nurses. ikea is looking for hourly wage possessions as well as management jobs. there are 11 companies coming here looking for employees. and the job coordinator tells me that in the bay area this emeryville job fair has been particularly successful in the past. >> we tend to get a lot of professional jobs at this job fair. so, even though we do get blue collar most of the jobs are professional and high level. a lot of employers are extremely pleased when they come. >> reporter: just to let you know the job fair begins at noon here at the hilton garden inn in emeryville until 4:00. ers are expecting between -- organizers are expecting between five and eight hundred people looking for jobs.
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a line has already begun inside. i'm told the economy is rebounding. organizers say they are getting more people coming in looking for employees. mark matthews, abc7 news. republican presidential candidates are spending one last day campaigning in florida ahead of tomorrow's primary. mitt romney and newt gingrich spending much of their time blasting each other. gingrich attacked romney's health care proposal. >> speaker gingrich wasn't happy with the debates. he said after the first debate he didn't do well because the was so quiet, it threw him off. the second debate he said he didn't do well because the crowd was so loud. >> why would anybody in the establishment think that a massachusetts moderate, which is a liberal by republican standards, pro-abortion, phroe gun control, pro-tax increase, pro-gay rightsatxd why would thy
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think that he is going to be able to debate barack obama? >> recent polls show gingrich faces an uphill climb in florida. a college survey has romney leading the former house speaker by 15 points. president obama turning again to social networking to interact with voters. 2:30 this afternoon he will host a q and ax in a google plus hang out like like a chat room. some will have a live conversation with the commander in chief. the president has held twitter and youtube town halls. several tech companies teaming up to combat e-mail scam, to fight so-called phishing scams. they try trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending e-mails that look as they they come from a legitimate bank or retailer.
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the group's goal to design a system that would authenticate e-mails and block scams. federal regulators stepped up information into the air bags on chrysler's jeep liberty. 50 people reported being injured when air bags inflated randomly. drivers reported burns, cuts and bruises. they started investigate from the 2002 and 2003 model years. regulators say the air bag computer may fail. meteorologist mike nicco we were hoping for rain. >> we were thinking scattered showers it turned out to be sprinkles that evaporated before they reached the ground, it was nothing. we have another chance of sprinkles wednesday before groundhog day which will signify a return to warm weather. a woman's daily dose of caffeine may do more than boost energy levels. ferris buhler still can't
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get a day off. how the 80s icon is being revived in this year's super bowl ads. x!x!añañañañañañañañaññ
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women who drink coffee may have to worry about it affected more than energy levels. a new study of 18 to 44 finds drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages can raise the amount of estrogen for african-american and asian women and lower it for white women. the hormonal impact varies by race and the affects on healthy women affects are minimal study can be found in american of clinical nutrition. minimal rain. we were hoping for some. >> it is evaporating before it reaches the ground could see the same tomorrow night into wednesday.
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maybe the storm will come in stronger and have some rain with it. even if it does it won't be much. not another soaking like we had a while ago. we don't see that in the cards. the next week or two could be dry with temperatures very warm. that graphic in a minute. first what is happening right now. clouds on the increase, another chunk of energy comes through with minimal moisture enough to bring clouds and dim sunshine and make for a gorgeous picture back to the east from vollmer peak with mount diablo on the left. you can see a little break in morning. sunshine made it through now the clouds are getting thicker. breezes that we talked about are still over the ocean nearing the coast. half moon bay gusting up to 16 miles per hour the rest of us calm maybe three to five miles per hour. mid to upper 50s with a 61 in los gatos. mid to upper around monterey bay and inland.
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more clouds than yesterday. cooler pattern will hang around today to wednesday warmer thursday ground recognize day friday, saturday, sunday, saw a movie like that where everyday was the same. possibility of dry weather the next two weeks. [ laughing ] >> san francisco going to be one degree cooler than yesterday, napa compared to average i'm sorry one degree warmer in napa, san jose two, oakland, five in fremont, six in livermore temperatures still near or above average will set at 5:31. upper 50s half moon bay, 59 clear lake the rest of us low to mid 60s breezes strongest over the ocean. 59 monterey northerly breeze. traveling the state today all is quiet, low to mid 60s through the central valley 54 yesterday tahoe record high today 47.
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palm springs 75. back home tonight cloudy upper 30s to low 40s inland low to mid 40s bay shore to the coast, 47 in san francisco, we have the front weekly push-through and that brought a brief touch of sun. another small disturbance riding on this jet stream bringing cooler weather not cold, 60 below to 65 be flow alaska we are not getting -- below in alaska, we are not getting any of that weather. almost the western 2/3 of the united states is going to be warm that means it is going to be dry. there you go, drownedding who's day thursday we see the sun and warming trend right now wednesday looks to be the coolest, saturday the warmest near 70 in some spots. >> 70? holy cow. >> thank you bill -- i mean mike. >> you got the joke. >> yeah. >> since we are talking
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familiar movies, a record quarter billion dollars is being spent on the super bowl ads one is ferris bueller's day off. >> how can i handle work on a day like today? >> you also notice the commercials will be longer. volkswagon stole the show last year. this time the "star wars" theme continues with dogs barking the theme storm call it dark vader -- call it bark vader. >> let's stick with that theme. super granny enjoying pregame event. 77-year-old who proves you can be adventurous at any age. >> log on to abc's
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today at 3:00, michael finney has technique for negotiating a better salary. then at 4:00, does the type of diet really make a difference? new research -- that's not right rid yo there is new research about comparing relates of different weight loss plans. now, some people think men are better drivers. new study finds that there is one area of driving where women really out-perform the men. those stories and more. >> we want to see that study! >> indianapolis is gearing up for the super bowl.
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one grandmother has proven she is caught the adventurer. route was unof the handful in-- ruth was one of the handful to be invited to to the zip line. she went down the line with no problems. you go girl! this is the longest temporary zip line in the us, 100 feet high and 800 feet long. >> ruth says if she can do it, anyone can. she is being humble, i'm not sure anyone can. she has guts. >> she made it safely. >> that is going to do it for us. >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. >> have a good day.
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