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live, from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> good afternoon, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama daetz. we begin today with the wet weather. it was just light rain, but enough for the umbrellas to come out in san francisco's china town. >> the recent wet weather, too much for this tree this morning. a large limb came crashing down on three cars in a parking lot. >> this is a live look outside right now, looking gray and blustery. spencer christian is here now with our accuweather update. >> we have several days of stormy weather coming our way. we may see more of downed trees, power lines perhaps. let's look at live doppler 7 hd, right now spotty sprinkles left
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from the system that's fading right now. let's move along to what's coming our way next. you can see a storm developing offshore, way up to the north. that will be the next storm. here's the storm impact scale to alert you to the impact of each storm. one is a light storm, five is a severe storm. the next storm is a two. two to four inches of rain in the north bay. winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. the flash flood watch has been issued from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. sunday, with periods of heavy rain expected in the north bay. here is the forecast. 5:00 this afternoon, notice by 11:00, we'll see the storm pushing into menecino county, wet across the north pay and down into san francisco by 9:00 tomorrow morning. i'll show you more what to expect from this storm coming up. >> thank you, spencer. you mentioned samona county.
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water is flowing out of lake samona tomorrow. the russian river is expected to be near flood stage. wayne freedman joins us live with a closer look at the critical timing of this water release. wayne? >> reporter: good afternoon. this is as close as we want to get to the river behind us. where i'm standing right now was under watt ear little while ago. i can't move, the ground is so slippery. the river right now is at 14 feet. flood stage is at 32 feet. so you can imagine how fast this water can come up. and it will come up if what is predicted comes true. the town can handle it. but if the big rains come, agencies are preparing. let's begin beneath lake sonoma. this is 1400 cubic feet of water per second flowing through the dam. this is what happens when the lake fills past requirements for
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drinking water and the army corps of engineers makes room for flood control. it's all timed and calculated to not impact communities downstre downstream. >> when there is the threat of flooding downstream, we pretty much shut this down. >> reporter: high water at flood stage should reach gurnville friday night or saturday morning. at 32 feet, there's eight more feet of wiggle room between flood stage and flood problems. if you assume the residents are worried, let's check in here. what if it gets to the top of the bridge? >> top of the bridge? that would be quite an epic rain. >> it would have to be a week of rain. >> reporter: so you don't have to worry yet? >> no. we're still delivering. >> reporter: in these parts, that attitude comes with the turf.
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wayne freedman, "abc7 news." tomorrow's rainy weather is expected to delay the teardown of an apartment building on pacifica cliff. it was supposed to start tomorrow but will likely be on hold till next week. the city took emergency action after cliff erosion threatened to send the building to the beach below. >> use the free "abc7 news" app to track the news. enable the push alerts to receive breaking weather information. there are calls for change after a fourth grade girl was hit by a car last night in a cross walk in berkeley. >> this happened as the mother and the girl were crossing clermont avenue. eric? >> reporter: larry, school is out for the day here at john muir elementary school. but we watched this cross walk at clermont avenue and clear
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mont crescent this afternoon. there were no close calls. nobody was injured. parents say there are other days when it is dangerous. that's why last night's accident they call sad but not unexpected. this cross walk outside the elementary school is a crossing guard's headache. >> they come off of the highway and they don't pay no attention to us. >> reporter: janet is the crossing guard at the intersection. it's where a car hit a fourth grader last night while she and her mom were crossing the street. the youngster is hospitalized with two broken legs. and today, parents are outraged. >> i'm sorry to say i'm not surprised. when janet steps out into the cross walk, cars still come up. >> the drivers who drive, they ignore these lights. >> reporter: parents say the intersection is too dark at night, and some cars swerve around the crossing guard and keep going.
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that's against the law. there are no traffic signals here, and that amazes this parent. >> i would definitely say some sort of traffic signal, better enforcement. i don't know. i would say definitely start with at least the light. >> reporter: we've reached out to the berkeley police department and mayor's office. so far we haven't heard back. eric thomas, "abc7 news." b.a.r.t. police this afternoon released surveillance video from a shooting at the west oakland station in january. b.a.r.t. is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this man. officials hope the video helps someone recognize the man based on how he walks. a san jose man is recovering after defending himself during an attempted robbery. >> it happened last night at a convenience store in the city.
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chris nguyen spoke to the man's co-workers about this terrifying ordeal. chris? >> reporter: larry and ama, that man is currently resting at home this afternoon. his co-workers tell me he's expected to make a full recovery. but many of them are now questioning the safety of this neighborhood. at sunny's quick stop in san jose, employees are praising one of their own after a clerk fought back against two robbers. she worked with the clerk and was there as it unfolded. she told me the encounter happened just before 10:00 last night. standing face to face with the robbers, the clerk took a bullet to the arm but managed to fend them off with a baseball bat. the robbers escaped but weren't able to take anything from the store. >> i was scared. i heard noises and i kept peeking through the window because i was hearing noises that didn't sound right. >> reporter: this neighbor said the crime has gotten worse and
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says this is the second time in the past four months the convenience store has been robbed at gunpoint. >> not a settling feeling knowing that i'm home watching tv and this is going on very close to us. >> reporter: daisy lives across the street from where the shooting took place. >> the clerk is always there and never upset orangery, always just very happy. so sad it happened to them. >> reporter: police are yet to release any suspect description. if you have any information, you're urged to call police. chris nguyen, "abc7 news." san jose state university police arrested a man that they say attacked a woman in a restroom. it happened around 9:00 last night on the second floor of the dr. martin luther king jr. library. the woman fought him off, then chased him out of the bathroom and the man was later arrested. ace train officials are considering using sensors to
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detect when debris falls on trax. today, the trains are running again and amy hollyfield went on board. >> reporter: ace train passengers couldn't help but get out of their seats and look out the window at the sight of the train derailment. some felt a little anxious for their own safety. all said they had the victims on their minds. >> i was just trying to imagine huh those people felt. it's dark out there, you know, at the time the train derailed. >> it must have been scary it's quote a drop. >> reporter: the drop was into the alameda creek, where one of the two derailed train cars landed. nine people were hurt in the crash. all survived. work crews cleared the wreckage from the tracks by late yesterday afternoon and train service restored today. >> i'm happy to have it back, yeah.
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pretty much my only mode of transportation. >> reporter: ridership was down today by about 200 people on each of the morning's first two trains. ace officials don't know if it's because people were nervous or didn't know the trains were riding again. >> no, i don't want to drive. i drove yesterday. traffic was really bad. >> reporter: they are slowing the trains down from 40 miles per hour to 10 miles per hour at the crash site. they say they're doing that because of the heavy equipment in the area and also the inspectors who are there. amy hollyfield, "abc7 news." still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, an explosion in seattle levels buildings and injures firefighters. we'll have the very latest. also new at 4:30 -- >> dignitaries and the public paying respects to nancy reagan today. i'll have more coming up.
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plus, some changes are coming to california's supreme court. a live look at the commute. this is the san mateo bridge. the heavier traffic on your left is the east bound traffic. that commute is normally heavy at this hour.
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this is "abc7 news." an investigation is under way after a massive explosion if seattle early this morning. the natural gas explosion destroyed businesses and injured
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firefighters. >> kristen sze here now with the latest. kristen? >> reporter: the very latest, nine firefighters injured have all been released from the hospital. this is amazing when you see this video. the blast was so powerful, people felt it for miles away. firefighters were investigating a natural gas leak at a mini mart when the explosion happened around 1:40 a.m. listened as they radioed for help. >> dispatch, may day, may day, may day. battalion six, i need full response to 213 north 85th street. i have firefighters missing. >> and here is a view of the actual explosion captured by surveillance camera. three businesses were destroyed. windows were blown out for a half block radius.
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meantime, seattle fire chief warns what not to do if you detect a gas leak. >> it's in your home, shut off the gas. don't turn off or turn on any lights. it's looking for an ignition source. >> reporter: the community is coming together, planning fund-raisers and setting up go fund me pages. and look at the schoolchildren who formed a human heart to thank firefighters for putting their lives on the lines. larry? >> kristen, thank you. the nightmare is not over for homeowners. jason returned home this morning and found raw sewage seeping into his garage, kitchen, and bathroom. he wasted little times to call in crews to clean up this mess for the second time this week. >> it's just a nightmare after nightmare. i thought it was deja vu when it
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was happening. >> the problems began on saturday when city officials say a private contractor apparently left the cap off of a line connected to the sewer main. raw sewage poured into five homes. residents say they have no idea when they'll be allowed to go back home. we're getting our first look involving an accident involving one of google's self-driving suvs. this is the moment it hit the side of a bus on valentine's day. cameras on the bus recorded the stent. the suv is equipped with special sensors. there is damage to both the google bus and the car. google has accepted partial responsibility. a major step in open access today by the california supreme court. the court will begin streaming oral arguments online beginning in may. the cases heard will be in san francisco, los angeles.
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they're trying to work out technological limitations. it's part of the effort to maintain access, fairness and diversity despite limited funding. human error is believed to have caused several thousand employees to have their personal information exposed. someone posing as the ceo asked for and received employee's w-2 forms. >> two traditional careers top america's list of the highest paying jobs. physician and lawyer are the two highest paying jobs in the country. research and development manager, software manager and pharmacy manager round out the top five. this is based on people who have
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these jobs who have shared their salaries. a person's height and weight can affect earning potential. men three inches shorter earned $2100 less per year. women 28 pounds heavier and had an income of almost $4300 less than counterparts. the study blames self-esteem issues as well as bias and discrimination. more rain is coming, but right now we just have spotty drizzle. here is a live look. you can see a few little damp spots around the bay area. they will soon disappear. but we have storms on the way. rainfall totals have been right, just a few hundredths of an inch. nearly 0.4 at mount saint helena.
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a milder 6'7" in7 in los heavy rain coming to the north bay. on our storm impact scale, the next two storms each will rank two on the storm impact scale. sto winds gusting to 35 miles per hour at times. let's start at 5:00 tomorrow morning. at that point, it will be raining in ukiah, santa rosa. south of the golden gate, down into san francisco, east add over into vallejo, very wet in the northern half of the bay area for the morning commute and it gets wetter across all parts
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of the baby 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. that continues into the evening hours. then it starts to lift north a little bit ahead of the arrival of a second storm friday morning, which will also rank two on the storm impact scale. that one will bring wet and windy conditions across the bay area for the morning commute on friday. it's just going to be a mess friday morning. even by 9:00, still raining, with windy conditions. that storm will break up into scattered showers by mid afternoon. looking ahead to 1:00 friday afternoon, rainfall totals of generally one to two inches through the central part of the bay area, about 0.6 at san jose. our storm watch continues where there's concern about flooding in the river at gernville. tonight, mostly cloudy, although
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rain develops late and overnight up in the north bay. lows in the low 50s. tomorrow's highs about 60 to 65 in most locations. here's the seven day forecast. four storms in five days. thursday and friday, two on the storm impact scale. a little break on saturday. don't forget to spring forward saturday night. and then storms ranking one on the storm impact scale on sunday and monday before we get sunnier and warmer tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you, spencer. up next, new details in the battle over concussions in football. and this lawsuit could be a game changer. and at 4:21, a live look at our san jose traffic. 880 moving well in both directions. stay with us. we're back after
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this is fun. the university of san francisco women's basketball team is heading to the ncaa tournament
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for the first time in 16 years. they received a big welcome home today after winning the west coast conference championship yesterday over top seeded byu in a thriller. taylor proctor was named the mvp. they're now 21-11 on the season. way to go. "abc7 news" was at warriors' shoot around this morning in oakland as the team prepares for their game tonight against the jazz. the ws are looking to add to their streak of consecutive home wins. they set the nba record of 45 straight with monday night's victory over the magic. golden state is now an unbelievable 56-6 this season. by far the best record in the league. a big turnover for youth football. youth football league top warner has settled its first concussion lawsuit. lindsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: the nfl is known for its big hits on the grid
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iron, which can result in big injuries. but it's no longer than just the nfl being affected. now the youth football organization just settled its first concussion lawsuit. more than 250,000 kids play each year. 25-year-old joseph, at 11 years old, played four years with pop warner. then ten years later committed suicide and was diagnosed with a brain disease called cte. >> i just couldn't understand why a happy kid turned into someone so depressed. >> reporter: the family sued for $5 million. >> we just want children to play. we don't want children to engage in combat. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims pop warner failed to enforce limitations on hitting in practice, stating their conduct was deliberate, an actual
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disregard to the plaintiff's right to safety, health, and life. since 2010, pop warner now benches any child suspected to have a concussion and is unable to play again until cleared by a physician. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. a private service today for former first lady nancy reagan. coming up, a look at the preparations for friday's ceremony at the reagan presidential library. an unexpected win and surprising supporter in the race for the white house.
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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." and here's the news making headlines as we approach 4:30. more rain across the bay area today. and better keep the umbrellas handy throughout the rest of the week. rain is in the forecast every day for the rest of the week. it's a two on our storm impact scale. and spencer christian telling us to be prepared for one to three inches. he'll have the full forecast coming up. melanie woodrow has an update to a case that our i-team has been following. you will hear from a man who
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claims nothing was done after he came forward to reveal his adoptive parents were abusing him for years. today, a motorcade transported the body of nancy reagan to the reagan library in simi valley. the 94-year-old died sunday in her l.a. home after heart failure. lauren lyster joins us live from the reagan library. >> reporter: larry, that procession drove mrs. reagan on the ronald reagan freeway. hundreds of people watched on the street leading up to the library and this afternoon bus loads of people had been arriving to pay their respects. this procession bringing nancy reagan's body to its final resting place. but before she's buried, days of mourning, beginning at this l.a. funeral home where family arrived for a short service. the casket carried out by
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members of mrs. reagan's secret service, then transporting the casket to the reagan library. and a dignified entrance to mark her arrival. >> i will give you rest. >> reporter: nancy and ronald reagan spent more than five decades by each other's side. >> trying to find a picture of them together not holding hands and it's almost impossible. >> reporter: and almost a decade apart following former president reagan's death, they will soon be reunited again. she'll be buries just inches from president reagan in this tomb. the plans long in the making. among the 1,000 invited guests who will now attend her private service friday, former president george w. bush, laura bush, hillary clinton and first lady michelle obama.
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>> mrs. reagan was a woman of incredible strength and grace. >> reporter: and some vips had an opportunity to pay their respects today privately. lie lauren lyster, "abc7 news," simi valley. >> what can we expect at the service on friday? >> reporter: we can expect it to be outdoors, rain or shine. that's been made very clear. and the library organizers say that nancy reagan was planning this with them for years. some saying even decades went into the planning of these services. we can expect remarks from the family and other people close to nancy reagan. but we're told it will be short and sweet but something she would want to be remembered by. so enough to fulfill that mandate. >> lauren, thank you so much. the man who helped the beatles become arguably the
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greatest rock band of all time has died. sir george martin passed away at his home in england yesterday evening. the 90-year-old produced some of the most iconic albums of modern times, including "sergeant pepper" and "abby road." paul mccartney called him, a true gentleman and like a second faith tore me. three decisive victories for donald trump and voters in one state brought an unexpected win for bernie sanders. marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: ted cruz celebrating a victory in idaho and new endorsement from former gop candidate carly fiorina. >> the only guy that can beat donald trump is ted cruz. >> reporter: donald trump still the clear front-runner, picking up victories in michigan, mississippi, and hawaii, calling on other candidates to drop out. >> let's come together, folks. we're going to win. i say let's come together.
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>> reporter: but ohio governor john kasich says he's going nowhere, confident he'll win his home state. >> donald trump, ted cruz, and i are dead even going into the last half of this match. don't be thinking it's over. >> reporter: marco rubio maintaining a similar message, saying despite coming in last place in mississippi and michigan, he's not backing down. >> buckle up your seat belt. >> reporter: the florida senator trailing in the polls in his home state, where the democratic candidates face off tonight for their second debate of the week. >> the stakes in this election keep rising higher. >> reporter: hillary clinton now halfway to the delegate count needed to win the democratic nomination, but bernie sanders is feeling confident after a big upset tuesday in michigan. >> i just want to take this opportunity to thank the people of michigan, who repudiated the polls. >> reporter: and the focus is now on the next primaries, with
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the biggest stakes in florida, ohio, and illinois. marci gonzalez, "abc7 news," new york. vice president joe biden is condemning yesterday's terror attack in israel that killed a former american combat veteran. biden and the israeli prime minister both expressed their condolences today to the family of 28-year-old taylor forest. he was killed by a palestinian seen running down a street in this video here, just stabbing people. he wounded a dozen israelis. police killed the attacker. >> my wife and my two grandchildren and granddaughter were having dinner on the beach, not very far from where that happened. it brings home that it can happen. it can happen anywhere at any time. >> biden and benjamin netanyahu also blasted president abbas for not condemning the attack. in fact, he hailed him as a hero
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and martyr. senior iraqi officials say u.s. special forces in iraq captured the head of the islamic state's chemical weapons program. the man specialized in chemical and biological weapons for saddam hussein's military. no confirmation so far from u.s. officials. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, it seems like it was going well, but now there's bad news regarding the nation's first uterus transplant. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. i'll answer your questions here live a little later. and i'm spencer christian looking at cloudy skies over the golden gate. rain is on the way. it's going to be heavy at times. i'll have the forecast coming up in a moment.
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nasa's next mars mission is still alive. they're shooting for a 2018 launch for its mars spacecraft that will study the planet's interior. the robotic lander was supposed to lift off this month but was grounded. the problems should be worked out the next available launch time. the first human flights could launch as early as next
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year. the amazon founder says thousands of people have expressed interest in taking a trip up into outer space on the suborbital craft. the u.s. mint is coming out with three new coins honoring our national parks. 94-year-old ranger betty did the ceremonial striking of the first coin. it will produce half dollars with a hiker overlooking a mountain range. the other side has the national park service logo. >> the scenic wonders, the battlefields and also the shameful and painful places. >> other u.s. mints will produce a gold coin with yosemite. >> those coins look so shiny and
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new. parks in this area are going to be wet the next few days. >> a little muddy perhaps. spencer christian is here with the update. >> we have a series of storms coming our way. the first two will be rather strong. here's a live look at live doppler 7 hd. you can see the current spotty sprinkles are capering off, although it is a little wet from lafayette down to fremont, but mostly spotty sprinkles. tomorrow, warm conditions in southern california, but the storm sweeping through the north, including the bay area, where rain begins during the overnight hours and sweeping southward during the daytime. it will be a wet day, a soggy day for much of the bay area, reaching the south bay a little later. though i should point out the wettest area is in the north bay. highs in the upper 50s to 60 on the coast to mid and upper 60s near the bay. and our rain chances over the week ahead looks like this.
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100% chance of rain tomorrow and friday. a 70% chance on sunday, dropping off to near zero tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> thank you, spencer. still ahead, animals found tied up in a u-haul are getting a second chance. what happened and how you can help them find a new home. >> and i'm michael finney. phones taken over by spoofing. exactly what is that and what
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santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is "abc7 news." these doves are looking for new homes after they welcome found packed into the back of a truck. the animals are now part of a cruelty investigation in contra costa county. >> reporter: she was one of 19 little dogs cramped tight in cages in a u-haul truck found parked on this street. animal control officials say the dogs were sick and starving. >> very bad state, some with
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mange, some with tumors. >> reporter: a transient couple was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. two of the animals had to be euthanized. this is biggy. he just had surgery and is recovering nicely. >> they've been parking here day after day. >> reporter: the couple's u-haul was a common sight. did you see the dogs in the back this >> yeah. there were cages on top of cages. >> reporter: what did you think of that? >> not right. >> reporter: the suspesteve bur it's never taken lightly. >> that's why our agency exists, to bring those people to justice and bring the animals to care. >> reporter: all these dogs need now is a good home. if you're interested, the shelter has an online photo gallery and we have a link at "abc7 news." cornell bernard, "abc7 news."
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>> poor little dogs. time now for ask finney. michael finney here ready to answer your questions sent to him. jennete e-mails -- i received a magazine in the mail. i'm told the third party who signed me up also has to cancel the order. i don't know who did it. how do i cancel? >> i'm glad you're giving me an opportunity to do this. many magazine subscriptions nowadays go through a magazine agency. that's a third party. they're the guys that you can subscribe to your home. but they're also the guys that call you up and try to fake you into it or they just sign you up or you go through a retailer's line at the cash register and they ask you. no matter what you say you may end up with it any way. start with the publication itself. that's all you can do. you don't have to track them down. start with the publication.
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>> joseph asks, what is the best way to clear up acne fast? >> i'm not a doctor, but i played one on tv. i know why this question is being asked, because there's all these products being advertised on television. a lot of them are very, very good. i've talked to dermatologists about this. they may not be the right one for you. this is a medical condition. you need to get a diagnosis. and then do what the doctor tells you. here's what the dermatologists tell me. a lot of the products you see on tv are very good, but they're very expensive. the reason they work is because people use them. so go to a doctor. >> let's move on to another question. donna asks on facebook, our home phone has been taken captive by a spoofing. how can we end it. what's spoofing? >> it just feels that way. spoofing is when the telephone
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number that shows up on your caller i.d. is fake, so it's been spoofed. it will say the irs or local phone number. we were just talking about this. you were pointing out if your area code is 415, all the telemarketers put 415, because you will figure it's a friend. there isn't any way to stop this thing. here is the weird thing, it's not illegal. it's illegal if they're trying to con you, but the process itself isn't illegal. go figure. san francisco's big st. patrick's day parade takes place this saturday. i'll be there to anchor our live coverage of the parade. that's this saturday at noon on air at and our news app. so tune in. we'll have a lot of fun. >> will you be answering medical questions, as well? >> you never know.
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news, the nation's first uterus transplant has failed. a 26-year-old received the transplant last month. she appeared to be recovering and even spoke to the public monday. yesterday she had a complication and the organ was removed. a major company is cutting back on antibiotics. >> here's jane king. >> they will cut back on antibiotics, eliminating 1/5 of the medication from the cattle. this will affect an estimated 1.2 million cattle every year. they're making the move in beef as more restaurants have announced plants to serve meat raised without antibiotics. u.s. workers without paid sick leave are more likely to forego medical care and go to work when they're sick.
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workers who get paid for sick days are much more likely to self-quarantine, which prevents the spread of illness to co-workers. only 19% of part-time workers have paid sick leave. vitamin d is a no-go for arthritic knees. researchers say there's no evidence it works. and many people with knee arthritis are headed for replacements. and the tech market expected to grow to $12 billion by 2022. this includes smart watches, rings and wrist bands. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. you now have a great excuse for posting photo after photo of your food on social media. according to an article published, photos of your food supposedly make you feel better about it and make it taste better. >> huh? >> so they say.
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scientists believe when a person takes a photo of his ordelays et them to saver their meal. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. up next, the dean of the uc berkeley school of law is facing a lawsuit of his own. and it's a look for what's coming up at 5:00 with dan. >> thank you very much. coming up next, how big banks are taking on silicon valley with your money right in the middle. frustration over sky high fees. and how steph curry is getting the ball rolling
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>> a former administrative assistant has filed a lawsuit against him. leanne melendez is live with that story. >> reporter: certainly a tough day for the school of law. these allegations are not new, but the announcement of his leave comes after his assistant filed this lawsuit against him and the uc regents. he says her boss made numerous unwanted advances. she's now suing the dean of the uc berkeley law school. >> just sleepless nights. very high stress situation. >> reporter: her lawyer says it started in 2014 when the dean arrived and it quickly escalated. >> it built up to daily bear hugs where he would press her into him, and then continue to kiss her on the cheek. >> reporter: serell, who was his administrative assistant, filed a complaint on campus.
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that office sided with her, after the dean admitted his wrongdoing. >> she said this behavior happened every day, and the only thing that he disputed was that it only happened once or twice per week. >> reporter: her attorney says the dean admitted hugging and kissing two other women. the university told him to write a letter of apology. >> a reduction in salary and he wasn't going to be eligible for increases for at least a year. it was just a slap on the wrist. >> reporter: today, the university said a thorough investigation of this case found the dean's behavior violated policy. this afternoon, the university announced it was looking for an interim replacement. leanne melendez, "abc7 news." >> that will do it for "abc7 news" at 4:00. thank you for joining us today. i'm ama daetz.
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>> i'm larry beil. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now with dan and kristen. a followup to an exclusive i-team investigation. the potential mishandling of a molestation case by the santa clara county sherry's offichesh. and to the hands of the jury in this trial. and -- a lake turns into a river. and now officials are trying to prevent a flood of problems. flash flooding could be a coming days. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. we have a pair of storms that will soak the bay area. details are coming up. live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. the jurors who will decide what to compensate the family of a man shot to death by police two
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years ago heard desperately different versions of what happened during closing arguments today. now the jurors have to take those accounts and come to a decision. vic lee is live with the latest in the case. vic? >> reporter: kristen, the jury got the case early this afternoon. they recessed about an hour ago. they'll be back tomorrow morning to resume deliberations. the trial lasted seven days. let's see how long it takes for the jurors to reach a verdict. the civil trial was mainly over conflicting versions of what happened when four officers shot and killed 28-year-old. the family lawyer -- >> the story they concocted was nothing but a story in order to cover up the death of a man who died far too soon. >> you can see the gun clearly? >> yeah. >> reporter: march two years ago. officers responded to a 911 call. man with a gun. they encountered nieto in the
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park. officers fired when he appeared to draw a gun, a gun that turned out to be a taser. police fired 59 shots, 14 of them struck him. the lawer called it a one-sided firefight. a witness discounted the officer's testimony, that they first yelled "show us your hands" and that nieto answered, no, show me your hands. he said he only heard "stop" and that nieto had his hands in his pockets. the defense lawyer was able to get the witness to admit he had a shaky memory from drinking. but theodore told "abc7 news" he told the truth. and then there was a piece of nieto's wrist bone found in his pocket, proving his hands were in there and not drawn. >> because there were no holes inhe


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