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make a statement. he was told he had been let gochlt >> we as an organization notified him and his agent he
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will be terminated and released immediately. >> 49er general manager said he was disappointed at the behavior off the field. this after an accusation of sexual assault. a woman told police she was at his home monday. tuesday, they reported the patient might be a victim of a sexual assault. investigators interviewed her. she told them she was possibly swaulted. police went to mcdonald's home. legal analyst, steve clark. >> they want to seize bedding or clothing that information. >> this is the second time in four months he has been investigated by the police. in august, he was arrested at his home after his pregnant
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fiancee called 911 and accused him of abusing her. he told reporters 49ers decision was based not on guilt, or innocence in this case >> ray demonstrated a pattern of poor decision making that led to multiple distractions for the organization and football team. that can no longer be tolerated. he says he notified mcdonald this morning that he was cut from the team. >> now to mike shumann. it must have been easier to let mcdonald go this season. >> it's not what you want to hear this morning with a week
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and a half left to go. and 45 minutes later he was no longer a member of the 49ers. may mcdonald is done. he started for jim harbaugh for three years. and as vick said he had a pattern of behavior that was no longer tolerable. >> it's tough. he's a good friend to people on this team. no one ever thought bad of him. he was good to everyone here.
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so hopefully it's just a misunderstanding. >> i just feel bad for everybody. you know? it hurts but that is life sometimes. >> yesterday york told them they need to be responsible. it will count against the cavs and live in santa clara, abc7 news >> thank you very much. now back to storm watch. right now another round of rain that caused this tree to leave. pg and e restored service 11
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hours later. >> rain related problems persist in san francisco. this tree fell today blocking stairs in glenn park. this is a the building next to the stores. >> a woman said she watched as a large tree crashed to the ground. >> before i knew it was like zoom. i was like oh, my god. oh, my god. there is nobody around, god. >> rain washed up a sea of garbage near an oakland apartment complex.
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laura anthony joins us with the story. >> it is beautiful. oakland does have an illegal drug problem. he told us he has seen enough and trash appeared next to where he lives he says the effort needs to start at home. >> this is our responsibility as residents. >> this is the view over a back wall. . >> i don't think this is a good place for families. and kids. and communities. this is not okay. >> the garbage is on a private lot the owner told us every time he cleans it up, it fills up again,
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with garbage. >> there is a lot of garbage. it overflows cans they just throw it over the fence. >> this neighbor doesn't like what he sees, either. >> you can say why doesn't public works or city? it's not their problem. >> it's not their job. it's our job, our community. this is not okay. we have to let other folks understand you don't have to live like this. >> it's not his property, but dockens stayed true to his words, starting to lien up what his neighbors dumped. >> this water should be out of here by the end of the day. >> after a week of rain, the state's largest reservoir is only at 32%.
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but east bay mud hardee reservoir was 88% full. and crystal springs is 94% full. anderson is only 39% >> water being pumped from a park on the >> elaina is grateful to the red cross but it hasn't been easy living in a shelter at the college of san mateo. she and other residents were forced to evacuate. >> we didn't have time to take clothes or anything >> belongings are ruined and
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eight victims attend nesbitt elementary school. >> it's like a family there. the words make you feel good. >> what started on monday as cash donations is now a gofundme campaign the community is getting behind. >> being able to get food they need to perhaps buy toys and anything else they may need. >> nesbitt's principal started the effort >> their school loves them. >> it's wonderful because we're going to have something when we
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get home. >> still ahead a benicia homeowner shoots an intruder who thought he was breaking into his own house. >> do you have a life threatening allergy? tonight a entrepreneur's gift that is nothing to sneeze at. >> losing pets can be heart breaking but there is a new way to find a lost dog w a computer. >> more rain sweeps across the bay area. the complete accu-weather forecast is next. the holiday season is here, which means it's time for the volkswagen sign-then-drive event. for practically just your signature, you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta... and the 2015 motor trend car of the year all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season... just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen.
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there has been another change in the top of the san jose city manager's ochlts ed cicada announced he's resigning on january 1st. the city council went into closed session december cussing his future. he says he decided to resign because of the desire for a change in management approach. last week, he demoted one of his deputies to an enry level job with the parks department without explanation. >> benicia police are not going to charge a homeowner shot this morning. this morning a man started
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banging on to a glass door. the 66-year-old told the man to leave. when he didn't he was shot in the stomach. >> cops said what he did was textbook he did everything he's supposed to do. they told him, you know if this happens again here is a better vantage point they told him he was a hero. >> the intruder identified by police is a 24-year-old told officers he was drinking and trying to get into what he thought was his home. >> a bay area philanthropist stepped in to help save the bay bridge lights. today the head of the jewish culture foundation gave a $2 million grant to match $2
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million already raised. >> what does santa do the week before christmas? this is santa in golden gate park. the dive is popular and santa is handing out gifts of knowledge about preserving the coral reefs. that red suit cleans up well. >> i sent him an e mail trying to convince him i've been a good boy but he said too much rain. it's wet out there. we've got rainfall throughout the heart of the bay area.
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you can see some steady rain. most is light as mentioned and lighter south of the golden gate. there is a showers so right now, temperatures into low to mid-50s. about 51-53 locations. looking over the bay, cloudy skies and misty conditions here in san francisco, these showers continuing about breaking up.
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and satellite shows a week disturbance. next storm friday and could with a good risk producer. and another up to two inches of rain with these storms. so at 11:00, locally heavy down pours by friday morning we'll see more wide spread rainfall. and there will be pockets so look for wet roadways. and a cold front will weaken giving way to dry conditions by
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the end of the day. two inches in north bay mountains and perhaps 4-tenths to eight tenths of an inch. 2 to 4 inches of snow. and highs upper 50s to low 60s here is the accu-weather forecast. wet friday. by monday, tuesday, highs around the bay into mid-60s and fog is forming in the valleys on monday, and tuesday. >> and we still need storms this winter. >> we do.
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and to increase the snow pack. >> yes. >> thank you. >> you can follow what's happening on live doppler hd with the abc7 news weather app. >> stay here
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a town hall meeting underway to address the racially charged protests going on almost nightly in the east bay. faith and elected leaders will be at the meeting but doing more listening than talking. >> this is where we're going to have community members speaking first. not a lot of a bunch of officials. we're asking what do you think we need to do? to change the paradigm here. >> the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 and held in oakland. >> california flower market will be preserved and upgraded.
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raising concerns that it would buy the building and convert it into rentals. >> the main driving force is to provide a state of the art flower facility. >> vendors could be moved to other locations >> a lot of relief in the flower business. >> yes. >> there is more still to come. just ahead some thaw in u.s. relations with cuba. >> the state of a controversial comedy. >> and a moving holiday give
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away. a body shop gives the gift of mobility to a family. stay with us
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a shes storic move in washington, d.c. the u.s. government making a move to improve relation was cuba. the president announced a plan including expanding ties and opening an embassy in what vana. and in an interview says decades of isolation hasn't worked >> we found we're in a position to have more influence on the course of events in those countries when we have an active ambassador there. >> republican senator marco rubio saying it only hurts the
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cuban people. >> they control every sector of the economy. a lot of them become a permanent fixture for decades ill to come, now. >> this comes after a exchange of prisoners. also, released today u.s. contractor with a imprisoned five years. >> i'm blessed to have the freedom to resume a positive and constructive life. >> the president's decision was met with optimism as well as a dose of caution. a change local cuban americans have been waiting for. chris nguyen has reaction tonight. >> the calvo family lives out
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their american dream. but for relatives a different picture to share. >> it's hard. >> they have operated this restaurant for years but in 1970 they escaped the communist country. risking death. >> these people, the people go through adversity and they go through. >> how much did the greater hispanic chamber of commerce keeping an eye. he believes silicon valley technology companies could benefit. >> stepping stone into the rest of latin america.
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cuba can do marketing in latin america. >> as cuban americans wait, their optimism is met with uncertainty. >> we cannot trust the government of castro. >> people are okay there. not so happy. >> some may call it a political move, this family says it's a human issue. and are hopeful the stories won't be forgotten in the next. >> and reaction from lawmakers. barbara rehas been there 20
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times, here meeting with raul castro. and said the u.s. has an opportunity to work towards a more productive relationship. and this from george gascone. without an open process, he said, the people will not get the freedoms they rightfully deserve. >> u.s. officials say the sony hacking case is confirmed to be connected to north korea. this after the decision to cancel the movie "the interview". major chains pulled the film, worried about the threats and one said the world will be full of fear if it opened.
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the suspects are believed to be behind attacks on south korea last year. >> sony is unsure if it will will be released >> tonight big surge in stock prices. dow jones climbed 300 points today. the nasdaq and s and p rose as well sharply. and today, janet yellen promised patience. stock in net flex rose when said it's adding netflix if you have
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an older hopper you'll have to get a new one. >> encouraging news from people who suffer from allergies stanford suffered a donation to hook for a cure. the funding comes from a silicon valley billionaire. >> tessa just celebrated her 12th birthday. >> when you have held your child who is dieing because she has eaten a food as benigns a noodle, you want to understand how severe it is. >> kimberly tracks down a doctor that she credits with saving her daughter's life. she began a study giving kids tiny amounts of food she was allergic to. >> look at tessa today, eating ginger bread.
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that caught the eye of sean parker. $24 million from the man who co-founded napster, then got rich as facebook's first president. you see, dr. nado says he has krift onnite. in this case, peanuts >> he has reportedly been into the emergency room up to four teams. >> food allergies are personal to parker and they're a problem that seems to be getting worse. >> he plans to start by studying the immune system. >> parker and nado says they're looking to cure the allergies.
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robert hopes this gift will silence nay sayers. >> it's someone doesn't like this food. in reality it's a life-affecting ailment. >> swus, coming up next a frisky dog with a ten tensy to escape.
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okay buddy, what's your favorite kind of cheerios? honey nut. but... chocolate is my other favorite... but apple cinnamon is my favorite too... and fruity... oh yeah, and frosted! okay, but...what's you're most favorite of all? hmm... the kind i have with you. me too.
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what do you do if your dog or cat goes miss something >> you might put up posters but now there is a way to use a computer. >> that is scary. oof how about a missing dog or cat? it takes a gps collar. the brown family loves their big dog, a stray adopted last year. >> he's a crazy dog.
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all puppy. but a very large puppy. >> he's known for leaping into the air. and known for this. to escape. >> he runs and bolts. >> he is not used to. >> scouring the neighborhood for hours, hoping he is safe. >> it's a dangerous situation. >> and another time on a ups truck. and now, the family uses a tracker. >> vuft go on the web site or phone.
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and this shows where he is. >> the location shows up on a web site and appp. jenny and kenya take him for a walk. >> this points to where they are >> right here >> great. >> still, no dog. >> they're just on this street, here >> they're not. and off, again. they see a neighbor. >> hello. but not hamo yet. >> there they are. >> and in
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driveing. >> other times, dogs get lost you know? they're part of the family. we want to make sure they're safe. >> it requires a contract for the tracking service that costs $9.99. you can get a deal. alerts and tracking. it's up to you to go bring back your pet. now, >> and just ahead a demonstration at the true meaning of christmas. >> six families go home with new cars. back in a moment.
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right here in san francisco. whether it's helping local businesses like the fruitguys grow and prosper, supporting nonprofits like juma ventures as they fulfill their mission or helping neighborhoods like the tenderloin become vibrant communities. if there's a way to help the people of san francisco thrive and succeed, we'll find it. that's the power of local connections. that's bank of america.
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when it comes to giving gifts there is nothing on men
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and women that work at an audio body shop. it was on hand again, today, when mike's auto body gave away a 52 car. >> if you've wondered what a group of people accomplish when wshging together, look no further than this gathering in antioch. hence streets and gifts. large one >> cassy is one of the recipients she had no ways to take her daughter back and forth to the hospital. after a heart-lung transplant. >> we've got two of the best things in live. our daughter is still alive.
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and another chance >> they've taken tens of thousands of dollars in parts and in labor just to get ready for today. >> just perfect. >> jason is one of the technician that's donated time along with others. this hyundai went to former mari marine cedo. he is sturdying to become a police officer. in the trunk of every car, prepts. and in the heart of recipient, no one more so than deanna gonzales. a mother of
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and a victim of domestic violence the gifts from a business community. in antioch, wade freedman abc7 news >> it's wonderful. >> if you don't have transportation, it's just crippling. >> let's talk about the windshield wipers you need. >> we've got rain now, mainly light or light to moderate rain. to fremont reaching towards south bay, we have lighter rain into santa cruz so it's going to be a wet evening. let's take a look at rainfall totals just a few hundredths of an inch in hayward. and these total are climbing down as the rain continues to
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fall. so far this is in the 11th place so we can get more rainfall here. san jose has a shot. 9.26 inches of rainfall. we're in third place with another inch and a quarter. tomorrow, sunny skies, high temperatures upper 50s to low 60s more rain coming in on another storm. a dry one saturday through next wednesday. >> we're coming right back with sports.
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>> good evening, 49ers cut ray
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mcdonald, choosing 0 tolerance over their previous stance of due process. nfl has taken a lot of criticism and given the climate, the 49ers decided it's time to act quickly on this. >> if this is one incident, we'd be talking about and talking about due process like we have multiple times in other situations. this is demonstrated again, it's no longer going to be tolerated. >> university of michigan reportedly offered him a six
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year, $48 million contract. so the notion of restoring a struggling program might have some appeal. expectation that there is going to be a long line of suitors. and where michigan set the barre, you know the price is going to be steep. they've decided to bench their current quarterback. with 22 and a half million per year. back to harbaugh and niners, saturday not hosting chargers.
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>> it is different you know? so take advantage of the time. >> i start this week. no more room for error for us i expect us to treat this like a playoff game. >> warriors are back home against okc thunder. they came up short saying he is positive out there. >> our competitiveness stands out. with this team
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we found a way to get within two. one of the best teams in the league on their home floor. >> giants haven't had much luck, coming up empty and romo back into a set up role. could go either way. imagine being in that situation >> $8 million a year? i don't think so, but thank you for asking. >> yes. >> he has a world of options >> that is this edition of abc7 news. a billionaire fights back.
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this is "jeopardy!" today's contestants are a medical-device engineer from loveland, ohio... a nonprofit program manager originally from acton, massachusetts... and our returning champion, a writer originally from new orleans, louisiana... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny gilbert. ladies and gentlemen, welcome. yesterday's show was a bit of a stop and go kind of game. three players had trouble developing any momentum and running an entire category.
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my fond wish for today as we welcome anne and kurt is that all three of you fare much better and enjoy the categories. let's find out what they are for the first round of play, shall we? here we go. we start off with... interesting. and finally... historic automobiles -- humble, fancy, but all memorable. from cleveland's western reserve historical society. alex: and rooks, as champion, you get to go first. i'd like tv numbers for $200, please. kurt. what is "20/20"? those are the numbers. that's my cup of tea for $200.


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