Skip to main content

tv   ABC7 News 500PM  ABC  February 24, 2017 5:00pm-5:31pm PST

5:00 pm
san jose's assistant city manager just updated us on the flooding evacuations. >> as we're moving through the neighborhoods, we are able to get people back into their homes. i think we'll have to address the issue if we encounter homes that are completely unoccupied or unoccupiable, if you will, we'll have to figure out what that plan is. at this point we have not encountered that scenario. >> 3,000 people are still under mandatory evacuation orders. that includes 765 homes, down from 1100 yesterday. a shelter opens tonight at allen rock youth center and will stay open at least until all evacuation orders are lifted. the san jose mayor says the city will hold public hearings over its response to the flooding. right now the city is figuring out how much damage there is in order to get state and federal disaster relief funding. today city workers had dumpsters set up to help people get rid of furniture, piles of clothes and anything else damaged in this week's flood. >> oh, it's a god send. they're well organized and it's
5:01 pm
really a god send. >> the city says it will have dumpsters in all three of the areas inundated by floodwaters. some of the people who have been allowed to return to their homes include residents who live at this apartment building at 12th and keys. this is what it looked like on tuesday. people who live in the river bend mobile home park are also being allowed to go back home now. >> the hardest hit area was the rock springs neighborhood. some residents are now going back home to see if anything is left. >> wayne freedman is live in san jose with more on that part of the story. wayne. >> reporter: well, we were just here listening to that press conference a few moments ago so we moved from the rock springs neighborhood. but what we saw out there today, whatever you think these neighborhoods to be, it's much worse than ever. let's show you some pictures from earlier in rock springs, some video. we saw streets filled with mud, caked cars, and all around us the former residents slipping and sliding through the thick muck. anybody with a lower level apartment or home has a mess on
5:02 pm
her hands. we took a look inside one apartment where carlos fernandez sublet a room. his couch, his meds like muddy sponges. the floor is like a river bottom of the he has no idea if his landlord had renters insurance, nor did he know he lived in a flood plane or that coyote creek was rising. >> is there anything here that you can salvage? >> no. everything has to go to the garbage. >> so you are basically starting out. >> a new life. >> at what age? >> 32. >> reporter: at age 32. he's going to live at his sister's house. the last time we saw carlos today, he was leaving that apartment with pretty much all he has left to his name. one in each hand, plastic bags. by the way, as we come back live, plastic bags have found an interesting purpose in that neighborhood. many of those residents do not own rubber boots. they have taken to taking the plastic bags, stepping into them, fastening them around each
5:03 pm
leg and going through the neighborhood that way to protect themselves. live in san jose, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> okay, wayne, thanks very much. a fund for the victims has now grown to more than $519,000, thanks in part to the oakland a's who contributed $10,000 today. the san jose earthquakes are also increasing their donation to the fund. on top of their original $10,000 pledge, they will match whatever fans donate through the end of their preseason game tomorrow. if you'd like to get involved and donate, find a l to e fund's web page at and 7 on your side's michael finney is live in san jose with experts to answer questions about recovering from the flood. he's going to have a live report coming up in just a few minutes. in the meantime, there are new problems in castro valley. cleanup crews are hard at work right now trying to clean up a new mess from a fallen tree and a mudslide. the work has basically shut down grove canyon road. that's a popular shortcut in the area. traffic is backed up and drivers are being rerouted.
5:04 pm
the work as closed crow canyon between cold water drive and norris canyon road. governor brown says tonight that $430 million is needed to fix dams appeared levees up and down california. in a rare news conference, the governor pointed at the recent issues with the oroville dam ass just onehers. heavy rains caused a hole to form in the main spillway of the dam, as we've been reporting. and then the auxiliary spillway also began to fail. brown says the money will address just one of many state priorities. >> affordable housing, child care, many, many issues. so it's just in a government as big as this, not everything will be taken care of always. lucky for you, because you wouldn't have a damn thing to do if we didn't have these kind of problems. >> referring to the media. most of the $430 million will come from a $7.5 billion water bond approved by voters in 2014. it was a noisy welcome for
5:05 pm
senator dianne feinstein in san francisco today. protesters greeted her outside a speaking event. abc 7 news reporter kate larson was at that meeting and joins us live to explain what today's protesters want. kate. >> reporter: ama, people across the u.s. are demanding answers and action from their representatives, both republicans and democrats alike. today here in san francisco was no exception as a large group gathered outside a dianne feinstein event, demanding that she hold a meeting for the public. >> where's diane? >> reporter: while protesters demand face time with dianne feinstein today outside the public policy institute of california's downtown san francisco office -- >> dianne feinstein, where are you? >> reporter: the senator spoke inside at a private event for about 250 guests who signed up in advance for free tickets. >> let me begin. this is unlike any other presidency. there's no question about it. >> reporter: but senator feinstein quickly realized
5:06 pm
several dozen activists from the group indivisible were holding up green agree or red disagree signs based on her commentary. >> i'm getting little signals. are the greens good? >> reporter: while the senator got mostly greens on her policy, the groups inside and out expressed frustration that she has no scheduled town hall meetings open to the public. >> she has a responsibility to meet with her people, to hear what it is that we have to say. she's completely ignoring us. >> will you commit to spend your next recess holding a series of town halls where you devote your time? >> i will try to do it based on my schedule. >> reporter: the indivisible protesters also asked senator fine stein to attending a community meeting they set up on sunday but she said she cannot attend because she's flying back to washington, d.c., on sunday because the senate is back in session monday. in san francisco, kate lawson, abc 7 news.
5:07 pm
today the alameda county sheriff's department confirmed that a body found along alameda creek in fremont is that of jayda jenkins. the 18-year-old from tracy had been missing more than a month. on january 21st her car went off niles canyon road and into the creek. rescue workers searched the creek for days but that search was hampered by storms. last night a man walking his dogs found jenkins' body 11 miles from where her car crashed. >> her family, we have been in touch with them. they were relieved to know that we found jayda. they now can begin their closure, begin to start healing, and begin to try to make sense of this tragedy. >> sergeant kelly said there's nothing to indicate foul play. roads are still closed in san leandro after a union pacific train derailed this morning. sky 7 shows you the four rail cars off the tracks at williams street. alameda county fire tweeted pictures from ground level. you can see how the wheels came off the tracks and onto the
5:08 pm
sidewalk. in this image you can see the train over a pile of dirt. you see that there. union pacific tells abc 7 news no one was hurt. it's trying to figure out what happened. police say williams street is expected to be closed for the rest of the day. again, less than an hour ago we learned more flood victims are being allowed to return to their homes. 7 on your side's michael finney is in san jose live with a team of consumer experts. >> reporter: i'm michael finney in san jose, as he just said. we've got our pop-up here. if you have a consumer problem flood related, come and tell us about it. >> i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. your weekend will feature some sunshine and some showers and snow. i'll have the hour-by-hour look coming up. and a surprise delivery in a car in the east bay. the baby girl who just couldn't wait to make her debut. i'm kristen sze in hollywood. tinseltown is going gaga for "la
5:09 pm
5:10 pm
the flooding that happened was going to happen. what we really need is we need flood protection on the coyote. >> that's san jose's assistant city manager talking about this week's record flooding on coyote creek. he says the city also needs to better alert people, especially since the rainy season is not yet over. a lot of people need help after all that flooding in san jose. >> absolutely. 7 on your side's michael finney is in san jose live with a team of experts. michael, what kind of questions are you hearing from people out there? >> reporter: you know, the one we're hearing that's most interesting at least to me right this moment are landlord/tenants disputes. some tenants here are saying, wait a second, do they have to clean it up? how quickly do they have to clean it up? do i have to pay my rent? if you have any of those concerns, come back. same if you're a landlord, come by and talk to us about it. we'll work our way through it.
5:11 pm
these are the people really helping us here today. from the better business bureau we have jared and i forget your last name. >> wise, jared wise. >> >> reporter: rebuilding, you're hearing a lot about that. >> yes. the big thing is you should be doing your research. go to, check out your companies first. get multiple estimates. always don't always take the lowest bid. make sure you measure it up beforehand and also get everything in writing. when you get that contract, make sure you get all the guarantees in writing, the timelines for the project, the pricing for the project all in writing. >> reporter: tomorrow is going to be the big day, right? >> yes. >> reporter: everybody will be out hustling work tomorrow? >> be aware as those contractors are coming door to door, be very careful and make sure you check those companies out first. don't take the first offer that's given to you. >> reporter: jared wise, i appreciate it from the better business bureau. now dan wade from the united policyholders. interesting. you were talking about where the
5:12 pm
flood victims are coming from now aren't flood zones. explain that to me. >> that's right. fema now is using a statistic that one in four flood claims that they're getting are in areas that are not mapped as high risk. so those -- most of those areas people are not required to buy flood insurance and so we're seeing that not many people carry it. >> reporter: wow. is it cheaper if you're not in a flood zone? is it worth buying? >> well, it certainly is better than going bare, as we know that it doesn't cover -- a homeowners policy isn't going to cover you. but probably $300 to $400 is the number that fema likes to use for someone who's not in a high-risk area. if you're in a high-risk area, it could run you $1500. it would be simila to buying earthquake on top of your homeowners. >> thanks for being out here and answering everybody's questions. we'll be here until 7:00 tonight. if you want to come by, we've got our pop-up going here. we have our consumer counselors. we have experts from the state and from the better business
5:13 pm
bureau and from united policyholders. reporting live, i'm michael finney in san jose. >> thank you, michael. now again, michael will be in san jose helping flood survivors until 7:00 p.m. the team of consumer experts can handle questions about how to file claims, find a contractor and basically move on and get past this tragedy. >> if you can't make it in person, you can still ask questions for yourself. just use #askfinney. tomorrow san jose plans to open an assistant center. it's going to be a multi-agency one-stop shop for vacevacuees. the center will be open from 9:00 to 4:00 this weekend and from 8:00 to sis:00 on weekdays beginning on monday. we are following breaking news in concord tonight. sky 7 is over fremont street where police may have shot a dog. fremont fire dispatchers tell us they were called to this address because a dog was attacking someone. you can see officers in the
5:14 pm
backyard of a house and an animal control truck is nearby. we're still trying to confirm the details about exactly what happened here in concord. we are hearing some reports, we can see officers in the rear of the house near four evidence markers. we'll keep you updated on the story as more information comes in here and on the abc 7 news app as well. just enable the push alerts for news as it happens. staying in concord now, a neighborhood park in that city has not been spared by the storms. a big tree in highlands park fell earlier this week. we saw the damage reported on the news website and went to check it out ourselves. several other trees in the park are leaning as well. the parks department tells abc 7 news the trees are leaning to find sunlight, which was blocked when the tree fell. all the pathways in the park are now open again. all right. now we want to turn to the oscars. you are looking at the red curtain where the stars will walk in for sunday's big night.
5:15 pm
we saw it for a second there. >> the movie "la la land" is the front-runner to walk away with a whole lot of gold statues. >> kristen sze is live in hollywood. kristen, you have a look at the classic movie musicals that inspired "la la land." >> reporter: oh, yes, i sure do, ama and dan. how's it going? all the names of the major nominees have been scrolling up there the whole time, but one name shines brightest of them all, "la la land" as you mentioned. that is not my personal bias, it is fact. the film has a record 14 nominations. ♪ >> reporter: at sunday's star-studded awards ceremony, "la la land" is the clear leader of the pack with 14 oscar nominations. it's no coincidence the sweetheart of the 2017 awards season looks and sounds a lot like a flashback. to academy award nominated films of the '40s, '50s and '60s.
5:16 pm
>> i got the blitz. yes. you've never seen it. >> reporter: there are references to movies, including "rebel without a cause." >> once you've been up there, you know you've been someplace. >> reporter: which includes this scene shot in the same planetarium as this. but even more notable are the subtle nods to classic musical its, inspiration for the backdrop of that planetarium waltz coming from the scene in broadway melody. this scene, a subtle salute, to this one from "sweet charity" and ryan gosling's lamp post swing may look familiar to fans of "singing in the rain." ryan, of course, was inspired by it and we have a lamp post and it's like you can't not give a little, like, wink to it. >> reporter: "la la land's" choreographer says it goes beyond the set and the steps. their goal with every scene was to capture and recreate the feeling of those classic movies.
5:17 pm
>> you leave the theater feeling warm inside, you know. you feel like, oh, you might want to skip down the freeway. >> reporter: it does look fantastic, doesn't it? i saw "la la land," very good. take a look right now, they're setting up the final setup in front of dolby theater. some more work to be done. you can see in the back all those fans just walking by, trying to get pictures of the setup and see that yellow bag right there? that is an oscar statue underneath it, so that will be unveiled on sunday. so you're just going to have to watch. and this is the gma stage where they have been rehearsing for their post-oscars interviews and on the carpet interviews. it's going to be super exciting. you're just going to have to tune in and watch. tune in at 6:00 because i'm going to talk to you and show you a story about why this year oscar is not so white. >> all right, kristen, thank you. the 89th annual oscars are right here on abc 7 this sunday with your host, jimmy kimmel. live coverage begins at 2:00
5:18 pm
p.m. the ceremony starts at 5:30. hi there, everyone. let's check out live doppler 7. there's nothing showing up right now, but this is going to change as we head into the weekend. here's why. we are tracking the storm. this is the first of two coming in over the weekend. it's a cold system coming in from the north. definitely does not have the kind of moisture that we have seen in days past, so you'll notice that it is primarily snow in the northern california mountains. this is going to be a possibility over our local peaks as we head into the weekend. it's a cold system, like i said. you're looking at downtown oakland, a little breezy out there and chilly. temperatures in the low 50s from san francisco to san jose. a beautiful view from our sutro tower camera. we're seeing high clouds filtering the sunshine. 51 in santa rosa. it is 54 in concord and one other live picture from our kgo roof camera, a good day for sailing. not choppy out on bay. some cold showers are expected this weekend. snow level down to 2500 feet.
5:19 pm
so don't be surprised if you see a little snow accumulating. and it is going to be sunny and mild your tuesday through friday. so in case you're making plans and thinking, gosh, i just really want a break. it's coming. if you're heading out tonight, it's going to be a chilly evening. just make sure you have your coat or jacket. isolated showers are possible around midnight. notice the temperatures falling as we head into 4:00 a.m. and damp spots are expected tomorrow morning with temperatures in the mid-30s to the low 40s. this morning we had some upper 20s in our coldest spots. tomorrow morning with a little more cloud cover we'll go down near freezing but not as cold as it was this morning. many areas will start out on the cold side and then we'll add some showers to the mix. a 1 on our storm impact scale from late tonight through monday, so it's really spotty light showers. less than 0.2 of an inch of rain. we're expecting snow over the highest peaks. so here's a look at the hour-by-hour forecast. a system drops down from the north. 7:00 tonight you just have the clouds. by 11:00 p.m. looking at the possibility of a few light showers developing right near the coast. this is really going to be the
5:20 pm
best possibility of showers around 5:00 a.m. near the coastline. most of you will just see clouds an a mix of sun. 3:00 tomorrow afternoon you're seeing showers in the north bay, possibility of snow in the hills above clear lake. don't be surprised if you see the snow possibility down to mt. tam and we'll continue this trend as we head into sunday afternoon with a few showers, really light once again, 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and very spotty in nature. it's sort of a hit or miss situation. sunday around 8:00 we'll see a little rain around mendocino county. as we hit into the late-night hours going into monday morning, this is when we'll see the second system bringing a few more showers. good idea to download the abc 7 news app. rainfall totals not impressive at all. everything from nothing, zero, to about 0.2 of an inch at best. in the sierra this turns to snow. winter weather advisory, 10:00 a.m. sunday to 4:00 a.m. monday, possibility of travel issues. carry your chains and be
5:21 pm
prepared. if you're heading up to do isn't skiing for a few days before school is back in session. tomorrow afternoon low to mid-50s highs and we're looking at a few showers in the accuweather seven-day forecast. 1 on our storm impact scale saturday through oscar sunday and monday. a few cold showers, some snow mixing in. it's the wintry type of mix, but then tuesday through friday we're going to bump those temperatures up. plenty of sun. we'll see temperatures near 70 degrees by friday, dan and ama. it's going to feel like spring around here. >> thanks, sandhya. here's a weird question. can bees play soccer?
5:22 pm
5:23 pm
we have an update on that breaking news in concord. authorities confirm a 10-month-old baby boy was rushed to the hospital after he was mauled by the family dog in their fremont street apartment. police tell us they think the boy will be okay, that's the good news. officers did shoot and kill the dog. we're going to keep you updated
5:24 pm
here on abc 7 news and with push alerts through the abc 7 news app. police in santa cruz certainly got the drop on a suspected burglar. you can see how they cornered him in a kitchen. a resident heard noises and called police. they were just down the street investigating another burglary. your personal data may have been leaked online because of a bug in the software of a company that hosts 6 million websites. the flaw on cloud flare was uncovered last week by a google researcher. some of cloud flare's customers include uber, fitbit and okay cupid. they say they have permanently patched that flaw. bumblebees playing soccer? check this out. researchers in london trained bees to roll a ball into a goal by rewarding them with sugar water. some bees were able to do it without any demonstration. other bees watched their companions do it and figured out quicker ways to move the ball. researchers say this could help bees in the wild as they face widespread population declines. it certainly could help the
5:25 pm
soccer leagues of the world. >> there you go. well, it's called code stork. >> by the time we were in the car, it was happening. >> oh, yeah. the birth story just outside the hospital door. it's a tale about timing, both good and great. and tonight at 11:00, two big breakthroughs by bay area researchers could finally stop these devices from exploding. 7 on your side's michael finney gets an exclusive look and finds out when we could
5:26 pm
it's okay to cry, right? no more! we don't want anymore! [crying] ahhhhhhhhhh! everyday price and no extra monthly fees, unlike cable. speeds up to 45 megs, for $30 a month.
5:27 pm
coming up tonight at 6:00, as the water rose san jose firefighters rose to the occasion, rescuing hundreds. tonight the fortuitous decision made months ago that made their heroic actions possible. also live from hollywood, a preview of the oscars. kristen sze shows us a big difference this year. and why cal students who spend five months playing the same video game are now being celebrated for it. all of that and a lot more coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00.
5:28 pm
okay. she is just one day old, but a baby girl in the east bay has already taken her parents on a wild ride. >> oh, yeah. as abc 7 news reporter alyssa harrington tells us, the baby was born in the car outside the hospital. >> reporter: a special and fast delivery for kim gooden and dan stone of oakland. their baby girl surprised everyone when she decided to make her arrival in the back seat of a car. >> it was sort of a mellow night at home, a slow kind of normal labor. and then within about a half an hour, it just -- it was mayhem. >> reporter: and by morning, things took off. they got into the car for the short drive to alta bates hospital, but amaro would not wait. >> the head was already crowning when we got to the hospital. >> reporter: the family got as far as that driveway. that's the valet parking drop-off right in front of the hospital. a nurse who had just arrived for her shift heard screaming and jumped into action. she called for a code stork, an
5:29 pm
emergency announcement that lets the hospital know there's a baby being born outside. surveillance video shows the crowd of hospital staff surrounding the car. that nurse has 32 years' experience, but thursday was the first time she delivered a baby on her own. >> i think i was kind of in denial that it was happening and then i was just relieved that there were people there and i felt very safe. like everyone had it under control. >> reporter: mom, dad and baby are all doing well. and although it was chaotic, it's a story they look forward to sharing with their little girl when she's older. alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. >> a cute baby. well, world news tonight with david muir is next. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. for sandhya patel, michael finney live in san jose helping flood victims get their questions answered, we appreciate your time. still time to top by james lick high and get some help from michael and his team. >> we will see you again at 6:00. until then, have a good evening.
5:30 pm
tonight, the deadly shooting caught on camera. two police officers shot. the armed suspect killed. and confusion tonight over who fired first. what the new video reveals. the chemical weapon at the airport. authorities now believe it was a vx nerve agent, the deadliest in the world, used to kill kim jong-un's brother. how did two young women pull this off? the video here. and one of them violently ill, moments after. the deadly storms in this country hitting right now. millions in the path, from the midwest to the northeast. blizzard conditions, just as the weekend begins. president trump takes aim at the fbi tonight, saying the fbi is totally unable to stop the national security leakers. adding, they can't even find them within the fbi itself. and, the amber alert across six states.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on