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the fight over president trump's immigration ban comes to san francisco. families from seven countries are on edge as a deadline looms. the justice department has until this afternoon to submit the argument on behalf of the trump administration to a federal appeals court in san francisco. i'm kristen zse. >> and i'm natasha zouves. we have live coverage. matt keller covering silicon valley taking action but let's start with amy hollyfield live in san francisco. amy? >> reporter: good morning, natasha. we are waiting for a big
decision out this courthouse here in san francisco. the judge's ruling making that decision aren't here, they are scattered from san francisco to phoenix to honolulu but the government's brief is due here by 3:00 this afternoon. as of right now, the travel ban has been lifted. so families reunited at airports over the weekend. a judge in seattle lifted the ban and now the justice department is appealing that decision, arguing that the courts are ill-equipped to second-guess the president about future risks. and this is the appeals court in san francisco. president trump said he thinks he will win this, he said for the safety of the country. he tweeted his displeasure over the judge's decision, saying if anything bad happens, you should blame the judge. judge robart, up in seattle. hard to say when this federal appeals panel will rule. experts think it will be within a week but many are predicted this case wouldn't stop here and
end up at the s-- the u.s. supr court. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. nearly 100 tech companies argue in a court filing that the move is illegal and would hurt their businesses. matt keller is live at e-bay headquarters in san jose. matt. >> reporter: kristin, here is the brief. and in it they argue the president's executive order violates immigration laws and the constitution. tech is taking a stand. 97 companies, you including apple, facebook and google and netflix said the president's recent executive order is bad for their businesses. they are not a party in the lawsuit but this friend of the court filing could allow them to submit the brief with the intent to influence the court's decision. in that brief they argue the travel ban on refugees and travellers from the seven muslim countries would make it more difficult and expensive to
recruit and hire and retain some of the world's best employees. >> tech is here to stay. it impacts every aspect of people's lives. and they have a job, both to their customers and to their investors to grow their companies, and having the right people in place is critical for that growth. >> reporter: president trump said he's trying to protect americans. in a couple of tweets on saturday, president trump criticized the court's decision to put a hold on the ban saying because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. a terrible decision. tech companies say the executive order could incentivize building operations outside of the u.s. some trump supporters are threatening to boycott the companies for their stances. tech analyst tim barren said both scenarios are unlikely. >> are you going to stop buying from amazon. they are one of the biggest things they buy from. are you going to stop buying apple products? probably not. so they don't feel threatened by
that at all. >> reporter: and a person working with e-bay p.r. team came out and spoke with me and said they expect their ceo to make a statement about the brief sometime today. live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. happening today, protesters will rally in san francisco to urge senator dianne feinstein to do more to oppose president trump's agenda. demon straighters will be outside of her husband's private equity firm and they say she has not voted against the cabinet nominees or held any town hall meetin meetings. the meeting is at noon. and there is talk about a sanctuary city. >> as you know, i'm opposed to sanctuary cities, they breed crime and there is problems and if we have to we'll defund. we give munds to -- >> to california. >> they are out of controls, as
you know. the voters agree -- >> the president threatened to take away funding from the sanctuary cities or from the entire state if california moves forward with the proposal. and on capitol hill they are expected to vote on whether to confirm betsy devos, the pick to lead the department of education. it is said she will make an excellent secretary but the billionaire republican donor has faced fierce criticism from labor unions. democrats and teacher organizations have accused her of seeking to dismantle education and divert money to charter schools and private school vouchers. >> two public senators have come out against devos. and new details on a hit-and-run in novato. the marin county sheriff's office just released a sketch of the victim. take a look. they are asking for your help identifying him. he was killed on thursday morning at the atherton on-ramp
and the driver is driving a silver nissan versa with damage to the right side. officers found parts from the car on the freeway. if you know anything about the driver or the victim, call the sheriff's office. we're on storm watch. and i want to show you what is going on right now and what to expect as we move forward. right now on live doppler 7, everything is light to dark green. and it is scattered all over the place. so i have an umbrella handy as we'll have waves of light shower since we're under a moist flow but here is the big difference. i increased the storm impact scale from two to three for tonight through tomorrow. yes, we've got a strong storm coming our way. and atmospheric river event, which means moderate to heavy rain, several hours of it, which will increase the flooding concerns and wind damage. urban areas one to three and in the mountains three to six, so here are my concerns, hydroplaning and urban and creek flooding and trees down and
power outages moderate and river flooding looks low right now. we have several watches out there. i'll go across those in an hour-by-hour forecast when this gets to your neighborhood coming up in the big weather. >> thanks, mike. super bowl 15i was one for the history books and they brought home the fifth lombardi trophy. they have tom brady to thank. he led his team on one of the biggest comebacks in super bowl history and for brady it was a special game because his mom was there. she's been under going chemo and radiation therapy throughout the season. >> she hadn't been to a game all year so what a hell of a game for her to be at. and it was really great. my sisters were there, my wife, my kids, my little girl was there. >> well they beat the cal fons 34-28 in overtime, the first o.t. ever for a super bowl and this is brady's fifth super bowl win and the most by any
quarterback in hist oory. he was named the game's mvp for the fourth time in his career. his family still lives in san mateo. abc 7 news was at a block party with the family's neighbors who say they never had a doubt their hometown boy could get the job done. >> he's been through the games before and they've been behind in several games and they find a way to come back and he proved it again today. >> ever since he was a kid, five or six years old, on saturday morning he would knock on the door to wake up my boys to go out and play ball. he always loved to play. >> his neighbors have been having a super bowl block party since his first trip to the big game in 2002. today san francisco mayor ed lee is expected to announce a plan to provide true tuition to students at city college. he is holding a news conference at 1:00 to discuss the deal. according to the examiner, the mayor agreed to spend $5.4 million on the program and it is roughly more than half of
the amount county supervisors were hoping for. it ends months of political wrangling. covering tuition and books for low income students as well. we'll send out an alert once we get the details. download our free abc 7 news and enable push alerts. if you use b.a.r.t. parking lot you may have noticed a higher parking fee at east bay stations this morning. a 50% increase kicks in in concord, north concord and hayward and the west oakland and the coliseum. they say it is needed to improve station access and pay for maintenance and parking prices are based on supply and demand at eachtation. west oakland has the highest parking fee of $9 a day. and the super bowl the holy grail of advertise. which ones paid off. >> and lady
but still -- an amazing performance. and there were 2.2 million tweets during the performance and that jumped to 5 million tweets when you hear fans talking about it before and after the show as well. pretty cool. and intel played a big part in the half time show in this pretaped portion, the lights an the stadium were intel drones and after the show a commercial showed how this works. they look like stars falling from the sky and intel offered to control 10,000 of them at a time so they don't crash into each other. and lady gaga will be at at&t park on august 13th and in sacramento two days later. tickets go on sale a week from today. >> i wonder if the drones will make an appearance. >> i think she should. >> and another buzz worthy talk is the super bowl ads. some took on a political tone. >> jessica castro is here with a look at the most memorable moments. >> celebrity power definitely won the night and melissa
mccarthy got big laughs for this ad, running away from rhinos while representing kia. it is the best ad by usa today. >> in his first ever super bowl ad, mr. clean wowing the audience with sex appeal. spotless performance that got most of the super bowl buzz. the spokesperson made over as a sex symbol immediately won of the biggest trends on twitter for much of the game and perhaps the moment, the most prolific was mr. clean himself and going after terry bradshaw with the stain on his shirt, which was an ad as well. that stain all a stunt for tide. one of four spots purchased by parent company proctor and gamble. the first time the company has run more than a single commercial during the game.
in a star-studded ad for honda that included jimmy kimmel, amy adams, robert red ford and stevr for their dreams. and reworking ads after it was deemed too controversial by fox, chronicling a mother's and daughter's journey. and that crashed the website last night and they posted the full version online and people rushed to see it generating 6 million hits in one hour and the page is back up and running today. but overall, certainly a big variety of super bowl ads and some funny ones there. jessica castro, abc 7 news. >> thank you. where there is a will, there is a way. and a baby hippo is proving that in a whole new way. coming up, we'll check up on the preemie we introduced you to last week. >> and i have a tickle so i'll
ask you to do this. >> why you need to pay extra attention to your mailbox this year. and want to bring you to a live look outside. we have unsettled skies from our exploratorium camera at pier 15. mike nicco is tracking rain where you live right after this. >> the abc 7 storm impact scale, today's storm is level one. that means light rain. so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today as storm any t
us. we'll start with the flash flood watch. you could see it is for the santa cruz mountains into the north bay from 10:00 this evening through 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. ponding on the roadways, streams and river flooding possible and debris flows over burn scars especially in the santa cruz mountains. and then the wind advisory. so the damage, the window for damage will start at 9:00 tonight, through 6:00 tomorrow morning for the areas shaded in yellow which is everywhere except the north bay. gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour and downed trees an we have an airport warning for sfo from 10:00 through noon tomorrow. the winds i i adjusted them from knots to miles per hour, they are different, from 17 to 35 and gusting 40 to 52. so we'll have issues getting in and out of sfo tomorrow. and right now in walnut creek. moderate to heavy rain late this evening and again tomorrow and then the wet pattern will linger through friday but tonight's
storm is the strongest. looking at walnut creek and lafayette, alamo, and comes down through the canyon from san ramon to hayward and the san mateo bridge and the dumbarton bridge getting wet with the sonnol grade. and you could see that the rain is light on the bridge and it is going to get lighter through 2:00 and scattered from 4:00 to 6:00 and will pick up at 8:00 and so will the breezes. temperatures tonight are in the 50s once again. after staying in the mid to upper 50s today. there is not much of a change. so here we are at noon. could you see the line sinking to the south and here at 5:00, it starts to fill in a little bit and you see some orange in there and then it stays up in the north bay through the morning hours and then it slowly sinks to the south. do you see that rain? that is the heavy rain roll you through in the heart of the bay at 8:00 to 9:00 in the morning and also high tide tomorrow.
so we may have some issues up near mill valley and those particular areas. and look at how it just sits on top of us and continually rains, moderate to heavily. by this evening, a couple hundreds of an inch to a tenth of an inch but tomorrow in the south bay, you get an inch but everybody else is up to two inches and the santa cruz is up to six to eight inches of rain and that is why we'll have flooding issues. this will taper by 5:00 tomorrow evening and then weaker storms for wednesday and thursday and friday and just one, light on the storm impact scale and saturday on sunday we'll see some sunshine and not worry about this. >> we'll need it by then. thanks, mike. this is the final nail in the coffin for mavericks. this year's contest off the half moon bay has been con selled that say that bankruptcy files
show the debt. the promotors and manager filed for bankruptcy after the event's only sponsor red bull sued for breach of contract. the one day annual contest featured two dozen world class surfers. they took on waves up to 60 feet and this year women were supposed to take part for the first time. >> for the second year in a row, you have three extra days to get your taxes filed. tax day falled on monday april 18th and because of a holiday, emancipation and they are warning about potential scams and keep an eye out on your mailbox for important documents thieves could use to claim any refund that you are expecting before you do. >> scammers are becoming more and more brazen. what they are doing is stealing personal identification personal information and they are using it to file fraudulent tax returns in an effort to steal refunds. remember if there is a red flag with your return, the irs
students homeless and hungry and now the california state university system is lending a hand to help students get to class without worrying about where they sleep at night. and bragging rights tonight at 5:00. the airline that landed in new zealand and how that topples san francisco in the record book. the cincinnati zoo said a baby hippo has taken her first steps. here she is. this is little fiona. just slowly walking around. her first wobbly steps caught on camera. this is a big accomplishment for a little hippo born six weeks early. >> to give you some perspective, she weighs 29 pounds at birth and a newborn weighs 55 pounds. animal care team is working 24/7 to help her gain weight and get stronger. she's almost two weeks old. >> and talk about cute baby pictures. look at this adorable photo of her. no teeth yet. just a gummy smile. what -- and even whiskers look good on her.
>> welcome to "bachelor" fan favorites week, where your favorites from "the bachelor" and "the bachelorette" are stopping by to win big money for charity. i can't wait to see what these guys can do, so let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to "bachelor" fan favorites week on "who wants to be a millionaire." you guys ready to go? [cheers and applause] well, today's "bachelor" fan favorite is a good ol' southern boy who captured the hearts of many on "the bachelorette," then on "the bachelor," and finally on "dancing with the stars." from arlington, iowa, please welcome my man chris soules. [cheers and applause] what up, brother? >> how you doing? >> good. >> good to see you. [cheers and applause] >> what's up, you ol' redneck? what are you doing? >> just living the dream. >> living the dream? you are living the dream.