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>> is donald sterling a racist? >> no, i don't believe it in my heart. >> have you heard him say derogatory things about minorities in general and blacks in particular? >> absolutely. >> you have heard hem say derogatory things? >> yes. >> the woman at the center of the scandal that nearly tore apart the nba sits down with barbara walters. >> at times defending the clippers an exclusive interview. >> not only does she say sterling is not a racist, she says she snot his mistress. she is not his mistress. >> for a week she has been seen and not heard. now the woman at the center of the los angeles clippers controversy is speaking exclusively with abc news' barbara walters. >> you just left donald sterling. what is his state of mind right now? >> confused.
i think he feels very alone. >> you do not consider him a racist? >> no. >> do you think he should apologize? >> absolutely. >> do you think he will apologize? >> only god knows. >> the woman who recorded team owner donald sterling's infamous racist rant coming to his defense, insisting they had a professional relationship. >> i became part of mr. sterling's team. i became someone who protected him, someone who took care of him. >> sterling is also breaking his silence talking to dejour magazine saying saying i paid just paid her off. he has been kicked out of the game and slammed in the court of public opinion and benched about his comments about african-americans. >> you heard him say derogatory things? >> yes. >> don't they sound racist to you? >> i think the things he says are not what he feels. >> the nba has already banned sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million. now the league is taking steps to force a sale of the team.
after a week mired in controversy, the team is ready to move on. >> we are past it as a group. >> he said he was from a generation and that sometimes he simply doesn't understand the things he says. mary bruce, abc news, los angeles. >> for more on barbara walter's exclusive interest view go to our website abc7news.com and then "nightline" at 11:35. breaking news alls from child falls from a second story window in vaw knee shaw. it happened at the family's home on brentwood drive near larkin drive. a few blocks away a chopper landed to airlift the 3-year-old child to children's hospital oakland. firefighters say the child has head injuries, though should survive. it looks like an ordinary moving truck, but tonight it is one of the most controversial vehicles in the bay area. it is called hookup the hookup truck. a place for adults to hookup. abc7 news reporter in the
mission district with details of the truck's debut. sergio? >> that's it right there. it doesn't look like a whole lot from the outside, but the creator of the hookup truck says it is a safe place for adults who may have met the right person at the moment but may not have a place to meet that person exactly. for $75 hor half hour the space inside can be rented out, but not everyone is rolling out the red carpet for this project. at its first ever stop, the hookup truck was not allowed anywhere near oakland's first friday street event. >> they said oh no, you are the hookup truck. we are told you are not allowed to come in here. >> organizers said they never received an application. >> we were full long before the hookup truck came. they couldn't come because other people had come. >> it came about because of people using mobile apps to
hookup. >> i thought wouldn't that be funny if we made a mobile room and had it for people to meet in. >> she wouldn't show us the room. she said that would spoil the secret to her business. the san francisco department of health said they never signed off on this and the same goes for the city tax collector. right now she says they are not a business because they are not charging. this plays to her other aim. social commentary abouty. and money. sex, art and money. >> the root in core is i am mocking that. i am mocking that, all of these people with their money buying. >> there is quite a bit curiosity, but not much info about what is in the hookup room. these first visitors had no comment. abc7 news. >> new details tonight about the deadly san jose crash we first told you about at 4:00. police say a driver ran a red light before clipping another vehicle and then hitting a light pole on north first street.
a female passenger in his car died. the driver is in serious condition tonight. none of the four people in the other vehicle were injured police still have the street closed off right now. >> the father of the teen stowaway who survived the flight to hawaii in the wheel well of a jet says he has not been allowed to see his son. 15-year-old abdi is in the custody of the child welfare services. he is hospitalized with breathing problems. his father arrived in honolulu 5 days ago hoping to see his son and bring him back home. according to our media partner, officials denied the father's request. a spokesperson says they cannot explain why citing privacy concerns. and at mineta san jose international airport where they began the death defying journey there are calls for better security. he toured the grounds and he wants higher fences and new motion detecting security cameras in stalled. >> new details about the
federal raid of a petaluma slaughter house that lead to a massive meat recall earlier this year. the documents show the rancho feeding corporation in petaluma was purchasing diseased cows and processing them when inspectors weren't around. cancerous growths were trimmed on the heads of sick cows and were replaced with those from healthy animals. the documents also found a plant foreman was in a a romantic relationship with awe sda inspector. a major crackdown in the bay area on massage parlors police say are fronts for prostitution and more. a half year investigation ends and seizures of drugs, guns and cash in four east bay cities. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live in one of them, san lo lorenzo, with the story. alan? >> dan, this massage parlor and the others are red tagged which means they are closed until the courts can make a decision. no johns were arrested, but they saw a few men trying to walk in while the raid was in
progress and realized what was going on and quickly tried to shuffle away. >> we thought it was a regular massage parlor. >> not uh -- according to the district attorney. they said it was one of 13 east bay brothels busted today. an insurance broker next door heard the police storm the massage parlor. >> they were yelling about the search warrant. i thought i heard them say someone was nude. >> other employees say the arrests were not surprising at all. >> it was so obvious what was happening in there. >> what were you seeing? >> just men coming in. no women. >> the district attorney's office says the operation that involved 400 officers was triggered by community complaints. >> what we have been able to accomplish is to attack these businesses in an innovative and comprehensive manner. >> the d.a. arrested 18 people.
they seized their property and assets and shutdown their businesses and charged them with money laundering and tax evasion 1k3 labor violations. human trafficking charges could be added after the interviews with 50 women found. those women won't be charged. in the east bay, alan wang, abc7 news. >> years after a landslide drove people from their san pablo homes, the problem persists. >> dan noyes is here with one homeowner's serious allegations. >> dan and carolyn, why is a fix taking so long? is there a city government cover up? i will show you four slides on the same hillside. and the offers that have helped from city officials that never came through. >> plus pushed out of prom. how a community came together to help a sick boy attend the once in a lifetime event. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. our natural ac is back in business. it brought the cool down today. i will let you know how much more the temperatures will drop for the weekend. first, here is jimmy kimmle.
>> carolyn and dan, it has been three years since the san pablo slide and the hillside still is not fixed. a deal to settle all of the lawsuits and get the repairs done is ready to be signed, but one neighbor refuses. he accused -- accuses the city officials of a cover up. >> it is going to get worse before it gets better. >> joe is fighting mad. he lives just above the san pablo slide, but he won't sign a deal to fix the hillside because it lets the city off the hook. >> they should step forward and accept their responsibility. the history is there. the documentation is there. >> the ordeal began on march 25th, 2011. neighbors on wyman street woke up to see their yards falling away. and those living down the hill on hillcrest road watched the slow motion slide send mud up to their homes over the course of several weeks. >> there is nothing to stop this mud from overtaking our house. >> stunned residents moved out of their homes and
inspectorred inspectorred -- inspurs ruled it it -- ruled it unsafe. >> it is going down the hill. there is no way to stop it. >> city officials held meetings to find ways to help. they of on erred to temporarily -- they offered to shore up the hillside and couldn't find money to do it. then they applied for state and federal disaster aid and that didn't work. >> we have indications from the state and federal government that this is a private property situation and the funds will not be coming to fix the situation for the homeowners. >> the homeowners were on their own. the lawsuit started flying. the downhill neighbors are suing the uphill neighbors. the uphill suing the downhill. all of them goingcity. city. >> six houses that are affected. it has to be a city problem. >> one of the neighbors happens to be a licensed land surveyor. he spotted something on the old maps. a drain designed and approved
by san pablo city engineer in 1955 to deal with the previous landslide. the soil investigation report at the time said the purpose of the drain is to remove sub surface waters and prevent the build up of water pressures in the compacted fills and minimize the possibility of slides. >> they never disclosed the drain system was there. they never inspected it. they never maintained it. they basically hid it and tried to cover it up jie. it was a bad design with the open joint pipes that allowed the water to flow across the hillside. it took just three years after the drain was installed for another slide to claim a chunk of the hillside. >> in 1958 they knew it was a bad design when it blew out the hillside. they should have taken the rest of it out. they didn't. they left it there. >> they blame the drainage system and the hillside has seen a total of four.
>> 58 and then 83. >> and this one. >> alan is a long-time geologist hired by san pablo to address the slide. he says the drain is not the issue, but the steep angle at which the developer graded the hillside in the 1950s and poor quality of compacted fill material in the project. >> given enough time and rain, after awhile that rain and landscape irrigation weakens the ground. and in a period of fairly heavy rain in the spring of 201 up with, it was time for that hill to start sliding. >> that was enough to convince the lawyers in the various lawsuits. they agreed to dismiss the city as a defendant and they have come up with a settlement. $900,000 from the neighbor's insurance policy to shore up the hillside and install a drainage system. some of the money will pay for repairs to homes damaged by the slide.
the property owners are releasing any and all claims against the city. that's why joe refuses to sign. he is concerned about another slide in the future and the city ducking responsibility. >> the city manager and the city attorney is priority number one and it is avoiding responsibility. that has been the total focus. public safety, not a big deal. if this thing goes, well it goes. >> the city manager and the city attorney did not return my phone calls or e-mails. but they allowed their geologist to go on camera and explain their position. if romi doesn't agree to the deal and it appears he won't it co-ld beheaded toward a mandatory binding arbitration. >> it has really dragged on. >> thanks, dan. >> a community is rallying behind a high schooler battling disease to help him go to prom. the school officials in north carolina told massey he
couldn't go because he was home schooled for the last semester of the senior year. but he is battling kidney failure. his aunt started to make an eke exception and more than 700 people signed it and this morning the school reversed the decision. the prom is tomorrow night and he won't be going alone. he succeeded in finding a last-minute date a. >> let's focus on the weekend weather. >> what a is in store for the weekend and sandhya patel is here. >> reality check, dan and carolyn. we will be back to typical temperatures for the springtime. today's highs were down and we only had a couple of low 90s around brentwood and gilroy. all of the inland valleys in the 80s and the coast was dramatically cooler. live doppler 7hd is tracking the fog. we have high clouds up above. the temperatures compared to 24 hours ago are down. 9 degrees cooler. down 8 in santa rosa and oakland and 11 degrees cooler at sfo and down 10 in livermore. here is the view from the
emeryville camera. you can see the fog looking back toward the sutro tower. temperatures in the upper 50s, redwood city san jose and fog is dropping the visibility to just over a mile right now. be careful out there tomorrow. the sutro tower camera showing you just how much fog we have around and we will be dealing with it going into the weekend. 53 in santa rosa. 58 in fairfield and in livermore. one last view from the sfo camera. seeing low clouds right now. here is a look at the forecast. low clouds and fog. cooling trend continues right on through the weekend and even beyond that. it is going to get warmer the middle of next week, but not a major warm upcoming. here is the pacific satellite picture. here is the trough that brought the changes today. the cooling trend has begun. you really feel it on saturday. you go from 80s and 90s to 70s. you will notice. it is this area of low pressure that will reinforce
our sea breeze and deepen the marine layer so going into sunday you will continue to see very thick marine layer. tomorrow morning fog around the coast and the bay and patches are moving inland. we will start out with some extra high clouds tomorrow morning. we will call it fog and clouds for the morning hours. upper 40s to the mid50s. if you step outside in the morning for any early plans make sure you bundle up. highs for your saturday they are going come down a little more. 76 morgan hill and 73 san jose. 76 in los gatos. 71 in sunnyvale. the temperatures are quite comfortable. redwood city, menlo menlo park. 59 in pacifica. the fog will linger and the breeze will kick up along the coastline here. the temperatures on the cool side. 59 in daly city. forget short sleeve weather. you will need a sweater. 65 sausalito and out toward
napa, mid70s. in the east bay, 68 oakland, newark. occasional high clouds and lots of sunshine for our inland valleys. no where near the warmth we had today. 74 in livermore, concord, 74 walnut creek. the temperatures will fall a few more degrees, especially bay and inland sunday and monday. that's when we bottom out. and then we will see a recovery. temperatures are coming up a little above normal. low 80s inland. mid60s coast side. dan and carl lynn? >> -- dan and carolyn? >> nice. >> let's talk some baseball. >> larry beil is here. >> giants are getting just enough offense in atlanta. and where would they be without michael more shies wrist? not -- michael morris? not in first place.
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