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feel so much better. see me. ask your dermatologist if cosentyx could help you move past the pain of psoriasis. >> building a better bay area, moving guard, there is abc 7 news. >> tonight, an unusual way to deter crime is coming back with a twist and leaving police stunned. >> nance shocking to me. >> don't do that. >> car break-ins and auto bleeps are on the rise in san francisco and oakland but now people are taking questionable measures to avoid it. good evening, thank you for joining us. >> you're watching abc 7 news live. >> our reporter joins us live to explain what some people are doing to try to avoid car break-ins. >> we see the aftermath of car break-ins all too often. windows smashed, glass shafted
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but now some people are getting so fed up, they're leaving their trunks open, hoping that will fair them the hefty bill to get it fixed. >> the trials of living in the bay area, bracing for a break-in. people here nieves try to be purr vaveive, please use the dorp or nothing inside. this smash and grab happened two weeks ago in japan toone but now it's come to this -- trunks left open in broad daylight in oakland. a witness writing imagine having to clean out your car and leave it open so people won't break out your windows. adam tip police chief lindsay said it's the first she's heard of it but it's happening in san francisco too. >> it's unbelievable.
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>> former deputy chief garrett tom said he's never seen people resort to this, calling it an invitation to a disaster. >> they could steal your batteries, go into your glove compartment, find outs where up live. >> i notice the windows aren't all the way down. >> yeah, if they leave their trunk open, some cars, you still z get inside to the interior. >> a 32% increase in car break-ins childrenned to a 27% increase in car burglaries. >> we have got to do more to get us through there hole dame season and i'm also asking private prompt owners to consider purchasing security cameras, pointing one towards the street and registering it with your local department. -- police department. >> both departments have increased patrols over the
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holidays but warn the own news is on all of us. >> don't leave valuables in your car. don't tuck things under your seat. >> and definitely don't do this. >> those thieves continues to get for advantaged -- advanced. they're using technology to be able to detect what's inside your car. so if you leave your laptop under your seat they will be able to identify that. another reason you can never be too safe. dan: no, but people are fed up. thank you very much. california attorney general says action is being taken to stop the rash of smash and grab robberies making headlines in recent weeks. >> the coordinated criminal activity we've seen through the resale of stolen good is not shoplifting or petty crime. it has organized. it is serious crime and it's going to take an organized and serious strategy to stop it.
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>> his comments came after a meeting with leaders from v -- cvs, home deepo, target, lowe's, as well as amazon and ebay. they want to prosecutetetetetete criminals. >> more -- the that's in that mall northwest are now out of cuffed. melanie has been covering this case since the beginning and has the latest. >> there's now a parole hold and bench warrant out for dana dawson's arrest after not showing up for court in past friday. prime ministers say she had a gun following this mall flash style robbery. the chief says he doesn't know why her name didn't come up in a
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dat abails. >> i don't believe why all the finger pointing is going on. mistakes happen. >> that mistake was nearly corrected november 30th at dawson's aaronment but despite the familiar to get a parole hold, the timing was off about -- by about 15 minutes. callsen left court and hasn't returned since. >> i still don't know where the breakdown was but this has garnered a lot of attention. >> dawson wasn't the only suspect whom released. their mistake previously resulted in joshua underwood being released. since then he's posted became and it was -- was released again. he continues to show up for his court appearances. >> this is how the system is designed to work when somebody has posted became. >> a third suspect's release, rodney robinson.
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despite a judge finding monday that america be he would to answer for the judges. the judge released history with the condition he stays away from in order strom, and not leave the neighboring counties. the d.a. says robinson did not have to post became. >> this was extremely disappointing. mr. underwood had posted his monotary became. >> underwood and robinson are do you back in court in january. if and when calls season arrested, the dave's office says she'll remain in cuffed for the remainder of her case. >> free minutes police have air forced a tesla employee in connection with a coworker whomp found with a gun shot wound in the tesla factory parking lot. he was declared dead at the scene. police say they learned the two men had been arguing earlier in the day and detectives obtained an arrest warrant for
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29-year-old arch nip solina. they found in short barreled gun in his car. heaviest in the county jail. >> the governor is being asked for help in fighting the city's resurgence in crime. they're out thing a system that can help officers locate cars in real time. she would like a task fort to combat robberies. oakland's police commission lags hired it first independent in thor general. michelle phillips will be responsible for investigating how oakland handles police misconduct occasions. phillips previously served as definitely tim inspector in because of the. >> a four-tier plan the mayor has instay gated, starting with the tend i were lionel
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neighborhood. a emergency neighborhood as much as will be startled and the current order nationals will be i have a mended so that law enforcement can interrupt and stop crime. and stopping the illegal resale of stolen goods contributing to retail theft. >> more raven on the way after yesterday's storm. >> a little break hereby but that's changing. >> those rainfall totals are impressive. i want to show you first what's on live dom refer seven. into street level radar as we go in closer. around the san mateo kohl's, around the pitches la, koci roamed. we're seeing light returns, light showers as we head into san matteo could have been. it hash dumping in the sierra. they've already seen over five feet of snow and still counting. showers throughout bay area now into southern california. santa cruz minutes over 10
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inches and many areas in the lower elevations with between one and three inches of raven but san jose happened .830 inches. now we're watching in system heading in our direction. it will bring us more rain but exactly what i'm be back with more details. >> breaking records plus. warriors fans knew it would happen eventually and it was just a matter of when. >> it is now official. there is a new nba three-point record holder. steph curry. >> chris alvarez is live with more on an amazing feat that happened just a few minutes ago. chris: what an exciting moment. it happened as we were live on the airplane at 4:00 and here's how it sounded. >> wiggins across across. curry, quick release and splash! there tailgates. the best shooter the game has
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ever seen has meanted his legacy. no one has made more threes than stefan curry. chris: stephen curry entered tonight's game against the knicks two three-pointers shy of the all-time record. he broke that early. the record breaker you saw there, a splash and a release of emotions, a chance to combine limb breath and exhale. that's 2,974 career three. ers and now counting. he's added two more. he sets the record in his 1 1 11 career game. fewer than ray allen did. his parents were there as well as ray allen and reggie number. good for stefan curry. he's meant so much to the bay area obviously for what he's done on the basketball court but all the things he's done for the
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community, giving back and becoming a part of the fabric of the bay area in the last decade and a half. now he's broken it and time to focus on basketball. >> yeah, he's amazing on and off the court. thanks, christian. >> awe sole. promising new adapta released regarding the pfizer pitch and its ability to cut the risk of hospital station or depth in high-risk covid patients. >> plus, which bay area county is the first in the state
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goes back into effect t. most bay area counties have had mandates like this for month. filer says its new covid pitch cuts the risk of hospitalization or depth by 8% in high-risk patients. the company has applied for emergency f.d.a.,000. ama: the santa clara board of v. took the first step to previewing faster and more fortunateliable internet in underserved communities. >> , the two girls in this video are itselfing outside of a tacko bell using the restaurant's wi-fi to donaire schoolwork. the picture was in salinas but many isn't a air klara students face the same situation. the reasonable? lack of affordable internet or lack of as much ass in their communities for internet. he says that since distance learning, the district provided wi-fi hot spots but it
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doesn't -- wasn't enough. >> some of those students weren't able to access the internet from any hot spot we provided to them and we had multiple providers so that really shined the light on the digital divide. >> that inspired two north their concern to supervisors. >> in the center of silicon valley, 73,000 people don't have access to broadband at all or internet speeds that allow them to even get on a zoom call. >> county stuff now has to come back to them in february with information on what it would take to make a mew niceew niceew personality is provider. there was concern from a local provider. >> there some ways you're talking about competing and probably taking business away from small businesses like myself. i think we should open the discussion of how we can work
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together. >> chavez said the potential has to be concerned. >> this is an opportunity for us to right so many wrongs that whatever partnerships it takes, he should move swiftly to address it. dan: still ahead here, a dusting of snow in some of the bail area's highest elevations. how about this? the east bay hey, angie! you forgot your phone! hey lou! angie forget her phone again? yep. lou! mom said she could save up to $400 on her wireless bill by switching to xfinity internet and mobile. with nationwide 5g at no extra cost. and lou! on the most reliable network, lou! smart kid, bill... [laughs] so true. and now, the moon christmas special... gotta go!
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ask your doctor about xarelto®. to learn more about cost, visit or call 1-888-xarelto ama: our rain petered out but we're talking more about snow. >> great picture wes saw today. >> we happened snow not only on our local peaks but also snow in the sierra nevada. a live picture right now from the tahoe area where i'm happy to report the stayedwide sierra snowpack last thursday was 19%. today it is 76% of average so all the snow that we saw fall has made a huge difference in
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terms of boosting our snowpack. right now we do have some spotty showers around the san mateo county area, jo manson road. and it is nice outside but chilly. a high surf advisory until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. the heights right now between 10 to 15 feet. the breakers up to 20 feet. be careful if you're out there. 48 degree this is san francisco with a chill in the air. oakland, 49, 4 in san jose. lovely view from our roof camera. mid 40's in santa rosa to napa. colder behind it, that colder air, 37 in livermore and one other picture from our emeryville camera. isles lated showers, chilly overnight. next storm arrives tomorrow. drying out friday and cold
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mornings expected into the weekend. tomorrow into thursday, a light level one. pockets of model rat, and brief help raven. let's look at the hourly forecast. tomorrow morning, it's mainly cloud cover, 10:00, 11:00, rain begins in the north bay. 3:00 you start to see some showers elsewhere and this really continues at nighttime. pops of oranges and yellows indicating moderate to breach help rain. so just be careful. most of the heavy stuff is coming through when many of us are already at home or away from work. thursday morning, a few showers still and then winding down as we head into the latter part of thursday. remain totals will be anywhere from about: 100 in mountain view to an inch in welter lotions.
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two, three feet of snow expected additionally for the highest peeks. snow levels, 1,000 to 2,000 feet. tomorrow, amp highs in the 40's, 50's, possibilities of some snow showers. your forecast, it's a one tomorrow into thursday and cold mornings, possibly frost friday, saturday. chance of rain late saturday going into sunday and we definitely have a level one coming our way early next week. dan: thank you. ama: some of our bay area peaks got a dusting of snow like hamilton, which you see sere. abc 7 numbers reporter lesley brinkley has the story. reporter: this frosty scene is not the sierra. it's mount diablo. much of it. covered inside snow for a while
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before the mid day sun hit it. >> it's pretty magical. it's a once in a year type of thing. >> they came with an 1 18-month-old baby in tou. >> i'm a professional photographer so we figured we'd get some photos while the snow was in town. doesn't happen very often. >> no. enough to shred or ski so others had their supervision set on the hype aeris i, where 33 inches fell overnight, northwest of tahoe. >> we've gotten six feet of snow out of this storm system over the last week, which is amazing. the first batch up until about yesterday was we want and heavy. thatcyera cement we talk about and then the last 24 hours, it's been very light, powdery, puppy snow. >> it's been so long since california happened good snow.
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we've so excited to go to tahoe and not ski on madden -- man made snow. >> here at sports basement in walnut creek, high school day goers are snapping you -- up skis and boots and rentsers. >> we have run out of a lot of premium but there's been a lot of pickup with skis in gentle. >> so the snow is promising for business, promising for skiers and promising for the venn intellectual know -- snow fact tally with one to two more feet on the way in thements. dan: today the san francisco port submission unveiling a list of projects aimed at protecting the water front from earth quakes and see level rise. at the meeting, the commissioners are releasing their first set of 23 proposals, which include possibly raising the terri building by several seat including. jorge: substructures. the areas they're looking at
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would extend from south beach near oracle parks as well as the ferry building. a decision won't come for amount one to three years. some of the projects would be paid through -- for through funding earthquake safety ♪ ♪ ♪
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dan: the holiday food distribution effort organized by sacred heart community service in san jose is underway. a long line of people wait inside line this morning for boxing of groceries valued at about $100 each. they've been relying helply on state and federal relief to make sure those boxes are full. >> inspeculation inflation has been really extreme this year so hour family has really struggled to meet that grocery bill, even though they're working really hard, sometimes two and three jobs. we're really lucky. the community has always come together. they always bring us turkeys. what we really need at this point is money donations.
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dan: if you want to give of your time or money, we've a link on abc 7 >> a u.s. army september with chronic injuries is now the owner of a newly restored s.u.v. dan: a mask couldn't hide he were joy when she saw her new honda and wiz handed the keys. she hasn't had a car in 10 years because the injuries she sustained in the line of due. >> i can use it for all kinds of farm work. i'm part of a community that distributes food throughout the east bay. ama: caliber collision began the give wave in 2002 out and -- development and with its partners has do nateed to more than 500 vehicles to people in need. dan: we appreciate your time. ama: thank you for joining us
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