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an even better value every day. live where you live, this is "abc7 news." >> developing news. president trump makes a rare retreat tonight, announcing he will not deliver the state of the union address next week after all. some welcome news for unpaid federal workers who may be running on empty. thank you for joining us. >> a gas station owner in fremont is offering free fuel for those struggling to make ends meet. >> reporter cornell bernard is live in fremont with the story. cornell? >> reporter: yeah, dan and ama, the free gas offer started this morning at this station. so far, there have been many takers. the station owner says he saw too many government employees struggling, and knew he had to do something. >> so fill it up. >> fill it up. >> reporter: that's the offer
ray is making at his station, free gas for federal workers who live in fremont and not getting paid. he posted these signs about the offer near the pumps. >> they are fellow countrymen, they are buddies, and they need the money. so we have to help them. >> reporter: remarkably, he plans to give away $20,000 worth of gas. >> it's very stressful and just going to work every day. >> reporter: jennifer was one of the first to accept the offer. she and her husband are both air traffic controllers who haven't been paid over a month but still on the job. they have four kids. this was the family last halloween before bills and expenses started to snowball. >> i was going to have to fill up today before i went home. having this, that's $50 i don't have to spend, which is amazing. >> reporter: dan freeman is another air traffic controller, now on furlough. he jumped at the chance to fill up his suv. >> i just saw it at my house, on my social media, and i'm like, i
drove right over here, because this is a big bass guzzler. >> reporter: ray puts no restrictions on his offer. >> you're offer to a full tank. >> reporter: he just hopes his gesture of good will, will be contagious. >> maybe somebody else at another gas station will do the same thing. >> reporter: we just checked. so far nine federal employees have come by to fill up for free gas. we don't know how long ray's $20,000 gas budget is going to last, but we want to remind you, you must live in free lamont and show your government i.d. to fill up. cornell bernard, "abc7 news." >> thank you so much. and other small businesses across the bay area are doing what they can to help out. "abc7 news" at at a barbershop in san francisco offering free haircuts to federal employees who aren't getting paid.
the owner believes people leave their shop not only looking better but feeling better, too. they usually charge $50 for a men's haircut, located on columbus avenue near the transamerica pyramid. "abc7 news" was in san francisco, as free fresh produce was loaded up at the warehouse and sent over to tsa employees at sfo. officials tell us there are about 100 employees working without pay. >> in the south bay, some peace of mind may be coming for ten tanlt -- ten tanants affecte by the shutdown. it would cover unpaid federal employees and contractors. the city council will meet for a vote on it form. employees at san jose's airport received food assistance today. the airport teamed one a food bank to feed employees impacted by the shutdown. staff also donated personal care
items to support up to 175 federal employees. >> the president tweeted tonight he willedly his state of the union address. he wrote, i will do the address when the shutdown is over. the decision comes after nancy pelosi denied the president use of the house chamber for his speech. he went on to say, there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition, and importance of the house chamber. i look forward to giving a great state of the union address in the near future. andy field now has the latest on the shutdown. >> reporter: day 33 of the partial government shutdown, and federal workers converged on the capitol. 800,000 furloughed are working without pay. they're worried about putting food on the table. >> living on the help of family
members and friends. we're standing in these lines that look like soup lines, trying to get a handout. >> reporter: the fbi warning the shutdown could affect safety. >> the fbi needs to be fully funded, so that we can do our jobs, stop the terrorist attacks. we need to do that to keep this country safe. >> reporter: the president's proposal offers protection for immigrants but is asking for $5.7 for a border wall. >> it embodies the president's temper tantrum. if you don't do it my way, i'm shutting down the government. >> reporter: the democrat's plan would temporarily open the government but not fund the wall. >> our democratic friends are trying to come up with something, anything, to justify prolonging the sail mate. >> reporter: andy field, abc news, washington. now, if you need help or want help with someone affected by the government shutdown, go to abc7news.com. we have a special page to help
you take action. an oakland school board beating was delayed by protesters. students and teachers who are angry that the district is proposing school closures. kate? >> reporter: well, this closed door session of this meeting started at 4:00, so the school board is here seven hours later. and earlier this evening, this room was filled wall-to-wall with people. now there are just a few dozen folks left. you can see the school board is still there discussing major budget cuts to the district. students and teachers made their frustration heard about budget cuts and potential mergers and closures. >> i'm feeling very upt. the oa board is closing the middle year. >> it's sood thad that we have
here to fight to keep our school open. >> unethical. >> reporter: this is an 8th grade teacher. >> a lot of the schools being targeted are in low income communities. >> i would tell you that if we got one school that is lower performing than another school, we want to take the students there and put them in a higher performing school. >> reporter: he says 15, 20 years ago, the district had 51,000 students. right now, there are 37,000 students in the district, and a $30 million deficit to close. >> we have too many schools and not enough resources for schools to operate the way the students deserve. >> reporter: adding another layer of complication, last friday some oakland teachers walked out of school because of stalled contract negotiations. >> we're getting ready to >> reporter: on monday, the
oakland school board will vote on whether they will close international academy and will discuss further budget cuts. >> great night there, kate. thank you very much. developing news in florida as new details come out about the man police say killed five people inside a bank. police say 21-year-old zrvegs effin zave r-kalled 911 and reported he had fired shots and barricaded himself in the bank. investigators are not offered a motive for the shooting, but he's been charged with five points of five points of premeditated homicide. >> it's been a tragic day in our community. we have suffered significant loss. >> he was a correctional officer trainee but resigned earlier this month. police released new details about the teenager charged with
the meeting of a grandmother in san francisco. officers arrested the 18-year-old on saturday after they say he committed another robbery. in the two weeks since the woman was found beaten, police say the alleged crime spree included a carjacking and several robberies in the days before his arrest. >> what i can say is his actions speak to somebody that doesn't value human life very much. >> a family spokesperson says she remains in critical condition. in the north bay now, a former walmart employee is accused of stealing from the store by pretending to ring up merchandise. the department of public safety released this photo of some of the stolen items. the 18-year-old angel, and her sister, judy and mother were arrested. police say they admitted to conspiring to steal more than $5700 worth of merchandise.
the 49ers won a big tax d dispu dispute, but why local schools could pay the price. see what will soon be patrolling the streets of fremont. >> and sunday's eclipse was an amazing spectacle in and of itself. >> and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we're wrapping up a sunny and mild day today. but warmer weather is set to arrive. we'll look at how long this dry pattern lasts. >> thank you, drew. all of that is ahead. but first, here's a look at what's coming up on jimmy kimmel live. jimmy? >> thanks, dan and ama. sorry i missed your birthday, but i got you this. who is this famous doctor? >> oh, wow.
the 49ers racked up a major victory that would grant them a tax refund, but those who have to cough up the money are public agencies, including the school district. >> reporter: the 49ers organization and the city of santa clara jointly own he vie stadium. over the last few years, there's been a dispute as to the assessed property value. ry cently, the county assessment appeals board sided with the niners, slashing the assessed value, cutting property taxes in half. >> we think their conclusion is flawed. >> reporter: larry stone is disappointed with the ruling. on wednesday, his office released a report estimating the impact that the loss of $30.8 million in revenue would have on public offices. >> to stay that they only should
be assessed and therefore taxed during the football season is really erroneous, because there's a lot of other things that happen, like concerts and so forth. >> reporter: the agency slapped with the biggest hit, the unified school district. the district will have to refund the niners $13 million, plus lose out on d$2.5 mild $2.5 mi 2 year. >> we would like to keep that ongoing to build on the great things we're doing. this will cause us to pause and re-evaluate our priorities. >> reporter: in a written statement, the 49ers say they accept the decision, adding, our focus, as always, will be on ensuring that levi stadium continues to be a premiere sports and entertainment venue for the region. this ruling is not yet final, and the county has the option to appeal. so this fight is far from over. in santa clara, "abc7 news." police are going green with
a tesla patrol car. the department purchased this 2014 model-s and having it customized. the city will monitor performance, durability, range, and costs. they say the average life cycle of a police vehicle is about five years. they're pretty hard on them. electric vehicles may be operational for longer. they're certainly very fast. our recent series of storms brought a big boost to the state's reservoir. >> january's rains added 580 billion gallons of watt tore key reservoirs, as much water as a million people use in a year. >> nearly all of the major reservoirs across california are at or above their historical averages. >> and look at the moon here, and you'll see a tiny speck of light here. that's where astronomers say a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during sunday's eclipse. this is video from griffith observatory in southern california. spanish astronomers says it's
the first impact flash ever seen during a lunar eclipse. >> you sure that's what that is? >> it's so dramatic the way the moon was in the air. >> very cool. it's sunny and nice, and not too cool anymore. >> meteorologist drew tuma is here with more. >> we're taking a temporary break from our storms that soaked us for much of january and warmer weather will move in. live doppler seven, giving you the sweep across the region, and we are dry tonight and will remain dry for the next 4 hours. tonight, we will take you outside. city hall all lit up. you can see into the east bay. we'll take a look at the accuweather highlights and what you can expect over the next several days. first thing tomorrow morning, clear skies from the get-go, but it will be rather cold, with our coldest cities starting out in the 30s.
so you want the heavier jacket. in the afternoon, the payoff is a mild day todd. a few degrees worm s warmer, a now, it looks like the dry pattern will last for the next seven days into next week. but we'll show you when we expect rain to return in one second. temperature wise right now, we have fallen back into the 40s and 50s for the most part. except danville, at a cool 39. 47 in santa mateo. plenty of stars out there. it will get chilly out there. numbers will continue to fall under clear skies. you can see our coldest spots going well into the thirds, especially in the inland east bay and the north bay. around the bayshoreline over the next 12 hours, we should drop into the mid to low 40s. so here's the bigger picture, what we're tracking. live doppler b area of high pressure a ridge, that is set up right on the west coast. what that is doing is send thing
storm track well to the north and that's going to stay there at least for the next six to seven days. tomorrow, what it will do is give us a warmer afternoon. so your day planner on your thursday, there's that chilly start in the 30s and in the 40s. got a lot of sunshine tomorrow. a bright, beautiful day. so if you like today. you'll like tomorrow a little more, as temperatures are one or two degrees warmer than we were today. 62 in san rafel. about 65 in san jose under bright sunshine. 62 in oakland. 61 in the city. and about 62 the high in concord. right now, what to expect in the accuweather outlook, it looks like the rest of january will be dry. so we'll end the month on a dry note. right now, it looks like our next chance of rain will work into the picture for the first or the second day of february. right now, it looks like, but that's our next best chance of finding any moisture. here's the seven-day forecast. cool morning tomorrow, mild in the afternoon. warmer weather friday and into
the weekend. the weekend looking beautiful, 60s, if not low 70s. the sunshine does continue. so a nice afternoon tomorrow after a cool start. >> 70. south bend this past weekend, 5 degrees. thanks, drew. how did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? rebecca jarvis tells the story of elizabeth holmes. >> you can see a preview on "nightline" tonight on abc 7. the dropout podcast
the warriors are in the nation's capital to take on washington tomorrow night. unlike last year, there wasn't even a mention of a trip to the white house. instead, the warriors visited kids in the d.c. area. steph curry, appearing at howard university, for the premiere of a documentary he co-executive
produced about the killings of nine african-americans at a south carolina church in 2015. and kevin durant, who is from the area, officially opened the durant center in prince journal county, maryland. it's part of a $10 million donation from his charity to help low income students go to college. >> this is the start of something, but i'm looking for this to be here for a while and sustain for a while. so enjoy this. like i told them earlier, it might have my name on the side of the building or our name on the side of the building but it's your home. so enjoy it. the future starts here. the starters for the nba all-star game will be named thursday. klay thompson is well off the pace. there is some question as to whether he'll even make the reserves. that would break his streak of four straight all-star appearances. klay would like to keep the streak going, but you know what?
he couldn't mind a break. >> if we keepinngnd we're in first place -- [ inaudible ] >> james harden with a marquee performance on broadway tonight against the knicks. harden went for a career high 61. his fifth 50-point game of the season. and the third time he's got over 55 in the last nine days. let me say that again. the third time he's gone over 55 in the last nine days. he now has 21 straight games scoring 30 or more, fourth in nba history. the top three streaks are all11. the giants are honoring their former boss. peter mcgowan will be added to the wall of fame. he will become the first non-player to receive a plaque
on the wall at oracle park. mcgowan led the drive to keep the giants in san francisco in 1992, when an investment group wanted to move the team to florida. the ceremony will take place on the morning of february 9, just before the start of the team's annual fan fest. this sports report is sponsored by river rock casino. hard to believe just three weeks away, pitchers and catchers report. so baseball season is right around the corner.
>> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- dr. phil mcgraw, oscar nominee sam elliott, and music from flipp dinero, and now, moving forward, jimmy kimmel! [cheers and applause] >> jimmy: welcome. thank you. very nice. thank you. hi, everyone. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thanks for watching. thank you for coming. welcome to our, our home here in hollywood. these are, boy, i got to tell you something. there are so manyxt