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code case solved. dna on a pillow in a sex assault. the police captain who never gave up. and developing news in san francisco. the mayor now fighting for her job after disclosing close connections in a scandal. the president's new plan to send armed forces to samnctuary cities. and what it would take to drive to the train. the stanford professor who says china future could be at a tipping point. and the stolen artwork that finally makes its way home.
there are certain cases that never leave you. you get a visual idea of what happened. those images stay with you. i know we have closure but i suspect i'll never forget this case. >> no doubt that's true. the police captain talking about a major break through in a 2004 rape case in mountain view. >> this case broke wide open, thanks on a dna match. abc7 news reported he chris wynn has the story. >> reporter: after 16 years of working to find a rapist, the mountain view police department can now say, it is one step closer to delivering justice for a sexual assault survivor. >> the first thing she said was, i'm going to get a good night's sleep. i'm finally going to be able to sleep without one eye open of. >> reporter: the froif-year-old from albuquerque, new mexico, was extradited to santa clara county this week after dna evidence linked hip to a february 2004 sexual assault at the old lucky u motel.
>> there are certain cases that never leave you. you remember the anniversary, you remember the statement, you remember, you get a visual idea of what happened from listening to the '50's statement and hearing her discussion to the sketch artist. >> reporter: she was one of the first to respond after getting a call saying a woman had been sleeping at the motel when overton allegedly got into her room and sexually assaulted her for nearly 30 minutes before leaving. the suspect was able to get away. but left behind dna on a pillow which was then submitted to the national database. >> we knew we had our suspect's profile in the system. and eventually, we were going to be able to track that person down one way or the other. >> reporter: a break finally came laugh month as officials in new mexico were working through a year's long backlog of rape kits. an unknown sample from
albuquerque which had just been entered into kodis seed. to match. working with albuquerque, they narrow in the on a suspect and were able to serve overton with a warrant to obtain a dna sample. last week the santa clara crime lab said it was able to confirm that his dna matched the evidence from both cases. >> it can encourage victims, that yes, it might take a while. but it is possible for to us find the person who hurt them. >> reporter: overton now faces 15 years to life in prison. in mountain view, abc7 >> are nuru resigned following his arrest on corruption charges. today mayor breed disclose that had she received a $5,600 gift from you are inno. >> it is very problem at bik this. the mayor just admitted to vy it aing the law by accepting a
close the $6,000 gift from her employ e employee. because of the serious corruption that invades the city, that i believe she should voluntarily resign. >> breed addressed the relationship. this morning she complained why she disclosed the gift. >> based on our relationship, this is not a reportable gift. i'm not required by any laws to disclose this information but i felt it was important to do so for the sake of full transparency. >> the san francisco district attorney's office says it will look into any potential criminal liability. abc7 is keeping a close eye on mass transit as part of our effort to help build a better bay area. b.a.r.t. is considering raising the price of parking to fund housing and to get commuters out
of their cars. eric, what are they saying? >> reporter: well, they're saying they don't like the prospect. here's the conflict. as you mentioned, b.a.r.t. wants to build around their stations. they want to develop thousands of units of affordable housing, retail and market rate housing. but people who come to b.a.r.t., they like this. the $3 daily parking fey to park here. >> the fee is changing and riders are not thrilled about it. >> i don't know if i would be okay with it. it is what it is. rebecca favors a pricing system perhaps capped at $6 as a way to
raise revenue and to get people who don't to have drive to b.a.r.t. out of their cars. >> we want to open up spaces for then. >> we're just making it more expensive to park so wealthier people have the convenience of parking and people who are struggling to get by get to work. they can't afford it nip. >> reporter: doubling the fees could raise an extra $10 to $15 million a 84. but deborah allen worries, that could be offset by people deciding to drive, rather than pay. she also says it clashes by building new housing units on b.a.r.t. property. she wants to focus believe a better, more reliable training system. >> that will increase revenue. make riders happy. and make people want to get out of their cars. >> affordable housing is a big part of the development program. it also includes market rate
housing and often space and retail. >> this was one of the major topics discuss tad two-way workshop involving b.a.r.t.'s directors and senior staff members. they also discuss another things like the loss of 10 million riders on nights and weekends over the last five years. so they have a lot of things on their plate. none of this is set in stone yet. these ideas they're still talking about. but again, they're facing also a deficit of $125 million next year. a lot of work ahead. >> lots of work indeed. thank you. now abc7 news devoted a week to covering b.a.r.t. as part of our commitment to building better bay area. we rode trains all day long visiting each and every station and now we're getting back on b.a.r.t. look for our special b.a.r.t. week coverage starting february 24th. jose garcia cleared in the 2015 murder of kate steinle is
not competent to stand trial on federal gun charges. the evaluator concluded, he is mentally ill and not presently being treated for that illness. he faces federal charges of being a felon and an undocumented immigrant. he remains in custody. the trump administration meantime is ramping up pressure on sanctuary cities including san francisco. the new york times is reporting cuss tops and border protection is reporting officers with the tactical unit to assist i.c.e. in major u.s. cities. the unit is trying to conduct high risk operations on the southern border. they confirmed the agents will spread out across los angeles, san francisco, boston, new orleans, detroit, and newark, new jersey. now to new developments in the coronavirus. our media partner, the san jose
mercury news, is reporting that the first local resident diagnosed with the virus is in good condition but hasn't been cleared to leave home. that patient is an adult male who had recently traveled to wuhan, china. the epicenter of the outbreak. three other cases have been reported in the region. the outbreak is prompting facebook to cancel the global marketing summit in san francisco out of an abundance of caution. that event was scheduled for moss conei center in march. meanwhile, another conference is still on. some have canceled though including ibm. a short time ago, officials in china announce ad huge drop in new virus cases. 2,600 today. about half the total reported yesterday. and new figures come as criticism mounting about how the china leaders are handling it. how there could be another
crisis. a crisis of confidence. the coronavirus is putting more pressure on china's leadership. especially as their own citizens say the hospitals are overwhelmed and local bureaucrats at the epicenter of the outbreak were fired over the initial response. cities are locked down. travel restricted. workers furloughed by factory shutdowns and human dignity cast aside. >> at some point they will say we're going backward too far, too fast. >> as he lifelong china scholar. he was among the first to live and study in wuhan. he believes china's president xi jinping and his unprecedented power are at risk because of a lack of transparency and a perceived lack of cooperation with global health organizations. >> this is a very dangerous political strategy. on the one hand, you have
control. but you get all the blame. >> had even the doctor who pro claimed it publicly. the doctor then died after treating infected patients. the strength of the communist party and other factors might prevent that. >> it has now the toos of technology and surveillance and big data and the capacity to keep track of people. my guess is that will be sufficient to weather this storm. key word in that sense was guess. so you're he is vulnerable. >> inof the. >> he also suggests the u.s./china trade war administration it difficult for the two countries to cooperate on the coronavirus. ace 7 news.
the happy follow-up to an art heist and the family that lost more than 100 paintings with sentimental value. a lovely day for valentines. i'll let you know if it will be just as nice coming up. >> a too far huge tax breaks for the rich, while the middle-class continues to struggle. that's what happens when billionaires are able to control the political system. our campaign is funded by the working people of this country, and those are the people that i will represent. no more tax breaks for billionaires. we are going to guarantee health care to all people and create up to 20 million good paying jobs to save this planet. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message because we need an economy that works for all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors.
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community have a lot of common ground. and pete buttigieg is now in sacramento. he is holding a town hall. he heads to modesto next. california's primary is march 3rd. coming up quickly, voter registration is due february 18th of the before you vote, you want to check out our series, chasing california. . a painting was found and today they were finally put where they belonged. the simple act of hanging art work at the metro hotel sim bliss as momentous occasion.
quite a contrast to what we found will ten days ago. >> my heart sank. went into pure panic. >> when we met her, more than 100 of her father's paintings were to be displayed in the guest rooms. moved from his studio in sonoma in a u-haul until tragedy struck. it was stolen. an art i have who passed away in 2007. >> i pray the people who took it have the decency to consider what this art means. >> those prayers were answered thanks to help from the alameda sheriff's investigators who located and it coordinated with sfpd. >> this is extremely rare. i suspect our suspects in this case didn't know what they had. >> while the case is ongoing to discover who stole art, they hold no ill will. just gratitude.
>> the which universe works in mysterious ways. >> just full of grated to for everyone of the will. >> my heart is bursting. those were happy tears. >> his daughter said it was like a message from her dad as the paintings were identified on the day before the anniversary of his death 13 years ago. >> how ironic. >> it gives me chills. >> no chills in sight. just single. >> it was just enough to warm your heart today. a few people are enjoying the beach. we'll look at the temperatures. in the mid 50s around san francisco. 60, san jose. 52 degrees in half moon bay. low 60s from napa to santa dlees along with concord, fairfield, you're at 67 degrees. compared to 24 hours ago, up nine degrees in novato.
so definitely responding to the sunshine this afternoon. although we did have the fog and the clouds earlier this morning. here's a look at what you can expect this weekend. we're going to check out the temperatures tomorrow morning for oakland and san jose. low 50s. by the time we head into the lunch hour, the temperatures will come up. then into the low to upper 60s for the afternoon hours. a very pleasant saturday on tap as we look at a live picture from our sutro tower. tower. to. serving 50s everything is visible. some low clouds developing. definitely cuddling conditions. the temperatures will be falling so grab a jacket or a coat for your plans tonight. live doppler 7 showing some sunshine. no rain.
isolated showers in honolulu. 33, very cold. chicago, 34 with some snow showers. los angeles basking in sunshine. we have plenty of it here from our exploratorium camera. gusty winds in the hills on monday and spring-like weather next being. so first thing in the morning. upper 30s to the upper 40s. tomorrow afternoon, you're looking at 67 in fairfield. 61, san francisco. 63, san rafael. 63 in oakland. the temperatures coming up. a few more high clouds in the north bay. more single elsewhere. as we take a look at the forecast for sunday, showers, snow showers expected north and east us. nothing here but do i want to fast forward to not next week but the week after. all right? february 23rd.
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