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make a fresh start out of jail but it has landlords worried about the possible implications. >> leslie brinkley talked with both sides to find out whether this will help build a better bay area. leslie? >> reporter: dan and ama, you know how if you're wanting to rent an apartment, you fill out an application and there is a box that you could check off asking the question have you ever been convicted of a felony and oftentimes if that box is checked, that application often ends up in a reject pile. well no more. that question will no longer be allowed on oakland housing applications. it's called the fair chance housing ordinance. designed to bar landlords from conducting criminal background checks on potential tenants, on tuesday the oakland city council passed the ordinance to address homelessness and those gives in the criminal justice system a chance to find housing but those who own rental properties are
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worried about the implications. >> there is a six month phase period to cre alt the paperwork. >> this real estate attorney expected it to face legal challenges. >> as to whether these are appropriate questions that the owner of a property, of a rental property has the right to ask. i mean, they face liabilities, they face all sorts of consequences if they get the wrong person in and bad things happen. >> reporter: the campaign director of the alameda county fair chance housing coalition was incarcerated himself and still faces challenges as a single dad rying to find housing. >> landlords still have discretion and check credit and things of that nature but we think removing the barrier is important. >> reporter: it wouldn't just be oakland. next month berkeley is expected
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to consider a similar ordinance. >> it is very interesting. leslie. this officially takes place in two weeks time. what should landlords be doing to prepare? >> reporter: well, that is a good question. i posed that to the real estate attorney right now it is not officially in effect and genen forcement wouldn't technically begin until summer. but that attorney told me that his advice to landlords would be to cross out or eliminate that question and that check box on their current applications. back to you. >> thank you, leslie. efforts to relocate homeless people off the joe rodota trail have been postponed. they will be moved to the another location. it was supposed to start today but has been pushed to sunday because the site isn't ready. officials will meet the county january 31st deadline for clearing the trail. the homeless will have to move from the trail that borders highway 12 to the new 60-person
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camp that is 13 miles up the road. we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area and share them with us by joining our group on facebook. along the peninsula, development discussions are underway tonight surrounding a massive space talking about the san mateo county events center. neighboring bay meadows has been transformed from the race track. kris reyes is live there to explain what it could be turned into. >> reporter: good evening. well the event center is home to the county fair, up until last year maker fair was a big draw. they've had concerts here but the county wants to do more and that may include a hotel. here are the details. >> we want to do more day time business. business seminars, business conferences and to do that we need to renovate a couple of the buildings and we think we need to build a hotel. >> reporter: blue sky thinking. that is been the exercise at san mateo county event center for more than a year now as they try to imagine the future of the
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fairgrounds. slowly rolling out plans for a 200 plus room hotel and a parking garage and billing renovations, a $100 million project spanning 30 years. brian mckenna wasn't happy to hear about that. he lives right next door. >> i don't think i would have bought a house in this neighborhood if i would have known this planned development was to happen around me. >> reporter: here is the view from sky 7. for the county this space, 49 acres in total, is all about potential. new development means new revenue. funds a nonprofit center needs to survive in the future. >> the buildings are wonderful and well used but they're tired. so it is time that we did something and this is the collaboration of the beginning. >> reporter: it is the development common in growing san mateo where you see new housing everywhere. even a new cal train station is in the works. >> huge topic in the neighborhood. >> reporter: huge topic at this local barbershop, a business in san mateo since the 1960s.
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>> i think this is kind of a small town so i think some of the scope of some of the projects should kind of fit the size of our town. not try to blow it up too much. but the growth is good, definitely. >> living in the neighborhood, it's already a problem with all of the events because there is not enough parking for everyone as it is. so they park in our neighborhoods. they leave their trash in the neighborhood. >> reporter: a train could pass through and you could see the cars behind me. this is just a snapshot of the suggestion that residents are talking about but the supervisor said they are not rushing no the project that many consultations will take place and it will take place county wide. chris reyes, abc7 news. >> next door is bay meadows, the race track and one of the largest redevelopment sites with new shops and parks and housing. it will include the all
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affordable housing project. that is scheduled to open this fall. what is affordable? with the typical one bedroom apartment in san mateo renting forge $3,400, the rent here will be $740. new details we're learning about the victim of a deadly hit-and-run in oakland. brook smith of oakland died in sunday morning's crash. she was a sexologist with offices in oakland and menlo park. she was driving east on macarthur when the driver of an audi going south hit her car. >> right now our investigators are following up with witnesses and looking at video surveillance. >> the search is now on for the driver who hit her. and his two passengers who all ran from the scene. an online fundraiser is now collecting money for the children of another hit-and-run victim. myisha singleton was a mother of seven. last friday she was picking up her daughter from the middle
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school when a hit-and-run driver ran her down killing her. police found the car involved but are still looking for the driver. new at 6:00, pg&e won support for the restructuring plan from key bondholders who have been pushing for a different plan than the one pg&e has been proposing. but in a statement pg&e said all involved have now reached a settlement. the bondholders will back the pg&e plan cleared a major hurdle for the utility facing bankruptcy and still unimpressed p the plan was the governor. he sent a letter to the bankruptcy judge handling the restructure and saying why he doesn't think it meets the requirements of a new wildfire law saying it falls sort in transparency. they expect to make changes to the plan in weeks. we're getting a break from the rain. check out the morning fog in san francisco. from this advantage point in the embarcadero, you should be able
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to see the skyline. but it is only clouds. and here is a look at the foggy morning at san francisco international airport. fog delayed flights. now taking a live look at sfo where there are no weather-related delays at this moment. let's get to spencer christian with a look at our forecast. >> ama that, fog was a little slow to burn off but we had a bright sky in the afternoon hours. here is how things look now. we have mainly clear conditions with a few high clouds. a pleasant evening. this is a view from emmer i have yil looking toward san francisco where it is 58. 61 in oakland. so rather mild. 58 redwood city and mid to upper 50s in half moon bay and gilroy and from the east bay hills camera, a sparkling evening. 53 degrees in santa rosa. 57 petaluma, nap a 53, 60 fairfield, upper 50s at concord and livermore and enjoying a dry
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break through friday but we have chanced of rain beginning saturday that will extend into the middle of next week. i'll live you-- i'll give you a look at seven-day forecast. transportation in and out of the epicenter of a new virus is shut down. >> tonight a look at the fight against the new coronavirus already spread from china to the united states. a ucsf doctor clears up some concerns. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to senate quest. >> a local film festival picked a focus making it part of building a better bay area. plus the breakdown. who actually gets to buy super bowl tickets as demand, destination and popularity make this game a
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breaking news to tell you about now out of the seattle, washington, police are responding to the scene of a shooting where multiple people were hurt. this is one of the reporters doing a live shot. that is why you sear her in the frame there. downtown seattle is the area officers are searching for the gunman. this is the third shooting in 24 hours in seattle. one involved officers firing their weapons. we'll keep tabs on this. but let's move on. in silicon valley, the organizers of one of the most popular film festivals unveiled programming with a focus on the biggest issues facing our community. reporter chris nguyen explaining how cine quest is working. >> it promised to be bigger and better than ever. silicon valley festival has seen
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change over the 30 year history and so has san jose and the greater bay area. while the event has been deeply connected to technology, organizers this year are focused on tacking society issues such as homelessness. >> it is scary the rate of people becoming homeless daily. it is not going to go away unless we all get involved in it and so in order to do that, we'll have to be empowered with knowledge. >> some of the films will touch on this very subject and psas will run before many of the shows in an effort to educate. >> the more folks that get out there and tell amazing stories and help engage and drive change, the better off we all are. >> more than 600 unique experiences are planned in san jose and redwood city this year. including 130 world and u.s. film premieres as well as dance, comedy, fashion and music and much more over a 13-day period. virtual and augmented reality is a high light. >> when you come to the festival, you talk about film
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and become en gagaged with peop about film. it is not going to the movies and you leave and go home. >> nearly 900 actors and artists from more than 50 countries were on hand to present work. a prime opportunity to reach more than 100,000 people who attend each year. >> with all of the experiences we cry ate around the films with all of the technology and everything, there has got to be a story involved and everything we try to do to put it together tells a story. >> creators and audience members coming together to learn from one another. in san jose, chris nguyen, abc7 news. in our efforts to build a better bay area, we're looking at issueses like safety on b.a.r.t. there is a huge spike in laptop and cell phone thefts. on abc 7 news at 4:00, contributor and insider phil matier talked about who thieves are targeting. >> the target is the person holding it and using it at the same time with their thumb. they're not gripping it. and these thieves could snap it out and as you saw in the video,
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they're out the door. >> he said that the thefts on b.a.r.t. were going up in san francisco in addition to people having to be more aware. new chief will help cut down on the crimes. >> what the chief has done is that we have lateral transfers who come into the department, 12 of them, and so they are not getting cars, they're not going to have electric motorcycles and strictly riding the trains and on the platforms. >> we've done a lot of reporting about b.a.r.t. as part of our efforts to build a better bay area and to share your ideas go to abc7news.com/better bay area and scroll down and use the porm to sent us your questions and suggestions. we'd love to hear from you. >> i feel like i blend in with all of the red. the super bowl between the 49ers and the chiefs promises to be a great game. we spoke to one south bay fan today who is lucky enough to go. but getting tickets is competitive. south bay community journalist dustin dorsey breaks down how
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fans get their hands on them. >> he's been a 49ers season ticket holder for 39 years and a fan for as long as he could remember and he has the seats to prove it. >> these are my candlestick seats that i sat in. >> soon it will be the chairs at miami hard rock stadium where he'll watch the 49ers take on the kansas city chiefs. >> it is my first super bowl out of the seven super bowls that they've been in. i'm going with my younger brother and my really good trend drew. it is like a dream come true. >> worth it to him. >> but the actual cost. >> for the three tickets it was $18,000. >> a pretty penny, but about the going rate for the tickets. the 49ers held a lotter after the nfc championship game but like the previous six times participants didn't have name called. >> i bought the tickets before the lottery because i thought my chances of getting the lottery were nil any way.
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so i bought my tickets any way so i was going to matter what. >> the chances are slim because only 75% of the tickets are distributed to the 32 teams. and it breaks down like this. 17.5% of the tickets go to each of the nfc and afc champion. 5% go to the dolphins or the host team an the remaining 34.% is split between the rest of the 29 nfl teams. the remaining 25.2% is controlled by the nfl and you now owns three of the select tickets to see the big game. >> i've been to a world series and i've seen the warriors win the thb championship but the niners are closest to my heart. this is going to be extra special if they win and i was there. >> in san jose, dustin dorsey, abc7 news. >> and you could share your niners pride with this team badge on our facebook page or just go to facebook.com/abc muse. >> i can't wait for this game. it is going to be so much fun. on to the weather forecast. >> spencer christian is looking at what we have going on here.
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i see that dry. >> that i from the climate prediction center indicating that over the next eight to 14 days the bay area and most of california could expect dryer than average weather for this time of the year. and it is dry right now. as you look at live doppler 7, no rain showing up on the screen there. there is a few have emeryville westward from san francisco and across the bay. 58 in san francisco. oakland 61. upper 50s in san jose and low 50s at gilroy and half moon bay. east bay hills over the bay, it is currently 53 in santa rosa and we have mid-50s at petaluma, napa and fairfield and 58 in concord, livermore 54. and looking over the tranquil waters of san francisco bay. peer 15 here in san francisco. these are the forecast features, fog tomorrow morning, much as we saw this morning. but it is bright and mild in the afternoon. in fact, that is the pattern on friday as well. but rain returns over the weekend and then an unsettled and sort of wet pattern will continue into the middle of next
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week. overnight look for fog spilling in from the central valley through the carquinez straig-- t into the east bay and the shoreline. overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 40s and then tomorrow by the time we get to afternoon most of the fog should have burned off but we expect to see a few lingering clouds mainly high clouds but it is a bright day in the afternoon. high temperatures ranging from near 60 at the coast to mid 60 the in the south bay. 65 is the expected high in san jose. 66 in morgan hill. low 60s in the north bay as well. let's talk about rain chances after tri. the next two days are dry but we have significant rain chances on saturday, sunday and monday and the storm activity each day will rank one on the abc storm impact scale. storms of light intensity but wet and then lower chances of rain, nonetheless rain coming our way likely on tuesday and wednesday as well. so this is a rather unsettled
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period. let's skip ahead to friday afternoon at 5:00. we'll start the forecast animation there. and notice we see rain overnight friday night and into saturday morning and saturday afternoon still in the north bay event and then retreats and comes back from a different angle on sunday. sunday afternoon could be a wet one over in the east bay and down to the south bay and the peninsula. and then the storm will start to wind down late sunday evening into monday morning. but that won't be the end of it, we may get more showers on monday horning as well. san francisco is at 74% of average rainfall totals. san jose -- santa rosa rather 80%. but the remainder of the bay area is well below average for this time of the year. so may not love the rain but we need the rain. so here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. two more dry days and then the wat and soggy person begins on saturday and as i previewed you earlier, i couldn't hide this, the eight to 14 day outlook
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shows dryer than normal weather likely in the bay area and over most of california. so despite the rain coming our way, we don't expect it to be the normal levels for a while. >> thank you, spencer. i'm sorry we pointed it out. >> we can't hide his light. >> service dogs are common but how about a support duck. >> and it is not the stranger i work hard and i want my money to work hard too. so i use my freedom unlimited card. even when i'm spending, i'm earning 1.5% cash back on everything i buy. earning on my favorite soup...
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you can now fly from oakland international airport to two new
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locations in hawaii thanks to southwest airlines. southwest launched flights from oakland to hawaii last march. the destinations included honolulu and oahu. and today you could fly to kona and -- and in march flights will be operated on a daily basis. the days of seeing an emotional support iguana or rabbit on a u.s. airline may come to an end. the transportation department will tighten rules regarding service animals allowing only dogs. airlines have complained that passengers are abusing rules to let them bring animals on board claiming they are needed for emotional support. you remember the support duck thamed daniel on a flight in 2016. you see it here. or the support peacock banned from the united airlines flight in december of 2018. one week from today san francisco will ban private cars from a big stretch of market street. going east toward the ferry
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building, you'll no longer be able to drive from 10th street to main. in the opposite direction from stewart to van ness. the new rules apply to private cars and include ride share companies and do not apply to taxis, commercial drivers and muni and emergency vehicles. a car will be allows to cross market street. at certain intersections vehicles will be allowed on to market to make turns. some side streets will change from one way to two-way or vice versa. it is a little confusing at first but we'll get used to it. a san francisco ride-sharing company lyft is offering free bike share to teenagers and they own the company called bay wheels. teaming up with the ymca and lebron james and his company called uninterpreted to provide free one year members to qualifying teenagers. lyft said it is part of a plan called lyft up which is about providing transportation access for all. a san francisco doctor is on the front lines of the battle to
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combat coronavirus. >> coming up, the scramble by scientists and global officials to make sure it doesn't spread into and the look at the legacy of the impeachment. a local expert said it could permanently change federal law. and because of the live coverage of the impeachment trial this morning, today's new episode of the view didn't air in the usual time. it will air overnight so set
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>> announcer: now from abc 7, live breaking news. >> and that breaking news is from seattle. where a shooting has left one person dead and five others critically hurt. you could see emergency responders are still on the scene. this is a live look right now. the shooting happened in downtown seattle outside of a mcdonald's. the suspect has not yet been found. a chinese city is taking a major step to try to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus. >> today officials in wuhan, china, shut down outbound flights and trains all public transit will also be suspended. >> the city has asked people to not leave without specific reasons. wuhan is the capital of a central chinese province in the
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country's east. the city lockdown just began about 30 minutes ago. >> so far 17 people have died of the new coronavirus and at least 540 people have been diagnosed with the infection, one in the u.s. after visiting china. >> state-run media reports a lockdown like this hasn't happened in china since 1949. meanwhile, the world health organization has delayed a decision on whether to declare a global health emergency. it is expert committee to meet tomorrow. today on midday live, our doctor explains that scientists are scrambling to figure this out. >> they're figuring out the extent of human-to-human transmission and how contentious it really is. but as of right now, it seems to be on the lower end of the illness spectrum. but it is still early and we still don't know how far and how wide it could spread. > and due to the concerns, passengers at sfo who have been arriving from wuhan have been getting screened for the virus.
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u.s. health officials announced the screenings on friday. today reporter melanie woodrow went to sfo to talk to concerned travelers and a doctor in the thick of the fight. >> as the centers for disease control and prevention test people here in the united states for the virus, a local doctor from the university of california san francisco is taking a big role in the fight to battle the virus. >> my lab develops diagnostic tests. our interest is in developing sequencing based tests to not only diagnose the coronavirus but identify virtually any kind of virus. >> reporter: dr. chu said they don't have a respiratory test yet which is what they need to diagnose the infection. most of the death and cases have been in china, there is one reported case in the united states. a man in his 30s who lives in washington state. he's being treated in a bio containment room in part by a robot until the cdc said he's safe for discharge. the cdc said it is received
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specimens for testing from several people in the u.s. who have traveled to wuhan, china. or had close contact with someone who may have the virus. in wuhan, warnings have been posted that public transportation will stop running. the city is going on lockdown to contain the virus' spread during the peak travel period for the lunar new year. we met cecilia wang at san francisco international airport. she and her parents are visiting from china for the new year. >> they're worried about the virus. >> reporter: in addition to china and the u.s., cases have been reported in south korea, thailand, and japan. with suspected cases detected in australia. chris king is visiting from korea. >> we do hear some news about this coming from china and there is a potential threat that could be brought to korea but it is still very small so far. >> reporter: the virus was first identified in wuhan in mid-december. the strain has been linked to a market in the city that was
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selling seafood and live animals. >> i reached out to several local hospitals, a spokesperson told me that the santa clara valley medical center is monitoring and has begun preparation. melanie woodrow, abc7 news. opening statements today in president trump's impeachment trial. the case is keeping them working late at night in washington, d.c. here is a live look at the senate floor. congressman -- or senate adam schiff speaking now. he's from southern california, 28th congressional district and speaking for shiem. over the next three days the senate will hear formal arguments. rachel scott sums up today's action in less than two minutes. >> reporter: as the senate impeachment trial stretches into the evening, president trump returned back to the white house from his foreign trip ignoring shouted questions from reporters. just down pennsylvania avenue on capitol hill, the democratic house managers on the floor,
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opening their case against him. and making an appeal to the republican colleagues. >> the constitution entrusted you to the responsible of acting as impartial jurors. to hold a fair and thorough trial and to weigh the evidence before you. no matter what your party affiliation or your vote in the previous election or the next. >> reporter: democrats say the evidence is clear. that the president abused his power and obstructed congress. the president's defense disagrees. >> we're going to sond of course to what the house managers have put forward and make a case defending the president. >> reporter: democrats still insist there is more to uncover but the repeated attempts to subpoena witnesses and documents before today's opening statements failed. >> the amendment is tabled. >> the amendment is tabled. >> that pivotal question over witnesses punted until both sides complete opening statements. >> i don't see how any senator, democrat or republican, could sit on the floor and hear adam schiff and not demand witnesses
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and documents. >> reporter: democrats are holding out hope that four republican senators will vote across party lines to meet the simple majority threshold needed to subpoena witnesses. but other republicans already have their mind made up. >> one of the realities that is already setting in is just a few hours into the opening arguments they're already repeating the same points they made for 13 hours yesterday. >> reporter: and all eyes will be on a group of moderate senators who have proven to have power in how the impeachment trial plays out. suzanne collins pushed for changes to allow existing evidence to be admitted and the rules were revised. rachel scott, abc news, capitol hill. and congressman adam schiff is still speaking right now in washington. as you could imagine, the impeachment rile is full of teachable moments. a lot to learn. here in san francisco we watched the proceedings with a group of future lawyers to see what they make of what is happening. >> for students at goal ebb gate law school in san francisco,
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watching the impeachment proceedings was a melding of legal education and historic moment and political theater. >> so be honest i'm surprised by this speed that everything is going. >> reporter: silvera is the president of the student bar association at the school and many students are struck by the stark difference between the senate rules and normal trial procedure. >> there aren't allowing any new witnesses or new information to come in. >> it seemed like the chief justice was supposed to provide over this trial doesn't have much of a say in what is going on. >> what is frustrating about it is it is sort of a quasitrial where the result is predetermined but i look forward to the american people being the real jury. >> still others argue that critical issues of constitutional law and presidential power should transcend any sense of political spectacle. >> i've taken away that i don't
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think the supreme court has talked about what the executive privileges are and how far that power could stretch. >> because i don't think that people realize -- how important it is and it is a more political drama. >> but kathleen morris believes the limitations may spark a debate about the core of federal law and how it applies to the president. >> and so what i think will happen is a great strengthening of ethics laws and oversight, congressional oversight of the executive branch laws and expansion and strengthening. >> potentially, legal history in the making. >> and all fascinating to watch. abc 7 news will bring you live coverage throughout the trial. you could get all of the updates on air and online and through the abc 7 news app as well. sales aren't enough to survive in san francisco. >> no, next we'll look at some stores that are closing shop both here and across the
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country. an oakland man regrets not speaking up when he noticed issues with his new sofa bed almost from the beginning. i'm michael finn
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breaking news. an arrest warrant has been
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issued for nfl player antonio brown in florida. he's macing multiple charges including burgla and battery. police say he and his training arrived at a home and attacked a man there. brown has not been arrested but his trainer was taken into custody. it appears another retail chain is closing all of the stores. fortune magazine is reporting that retailer papyrus is going to shutter the 260 stores including 14 in the bay area. it has yet to respond to the report but the website is pushing a 20% off sale with all sales final. at one time they have 450 locations nationwide. and express is closing up around the country. the ohio based company announced today that it is closing about 100 of the 630 stores as part of a restructuring plan. days after express announced it is laying off 10% of the staff at the headquarters and its new york city design studio.
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in the meantime it is san francisco's turn to take part in restaurant week. that is a nationwide trend to generate business for local establishments. some participating businesses will offer special deals on meals and drinks all designed to attract customers. january is typically the slowest month of the year for restaurants and bars. in all more than 100 establishments are taking part. san francisco's restaurant week goes through the end of the month. we woke up to wet roads from yesterday's storm. now we get a few days to dry out before the next round of rain arrives. >> spencer has a look ahead i'climate is the number 1ove priority.sage. i would declare a state of emergency on day 1. congress has never passed an important climate bill, ever.
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this is a problem that continues to get worse. i've spent a decade fighting and beating oil companies... stopping pipelines... stopping fossil fuel plants, ensuring clean energy across the country. how are we going to pull this country together? we take on the biggest challenge in history, we save the world and do it together.
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well have you ever not spoken up because you didn't want to be a pain in the rear. >> that is the position an oakland man found himself in, a decision he regretted. >> two years later he turned to michael finney for help. ♪ >> reporter: as the song goes, let it go, let it go. but sometimes as albert found out, it is just not possible to let it go. he purchased a sofa bed online from west elm. not long after he noticed something wasn't right.
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>> we noticed that it started to fall apart, the sofa bed. and didn't do anything about it because we don't want to complain. >> reporter: first he noticed the sofa began to sink in the middle. it got so bad he and his partner had to sit on the opposite sides of the sofa otherwise they could sink. so much for romance. and the spokes disconnected from the foundation. and the problem got progressively worse. >> and then here is the glue that i showed -- it started completely came undone so this is a fabric that was supposed to be attached to here. >> reporter: albert said after a year, decided to complain to west elm and they asked him to send the pictures and he did. but when he tried to follow up days later, he would be transferred and the phone would just ring and ring.
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he then sent follow-up emails. >> and i got no response. so i kind of gave up. >> reporter: over the next year albert hosted several house guests and by november it became unbearable. >> trying to open the sofa was really difficult. i guess the metal part of it bent somehow and then we couldn't close it. >> reporter: frustrated he weeted photos to west elm compressing anger. they asked for more photos so he forwarded them the photos he emailed a year earlier and then contacted 7 on your side and we contacted west elm. the company told us he received a merchandise credit in the amount of his original purchase. we look forward to the opportunity of helping mr. mejia create a home he loves. >> y'all are are doing amazing. keep up the good work. thank you. >> now we would like to thank west elm. the sofa was not under warranty and had no obligation to give him a refund.
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i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> turns out okay. one last check of the weather. >> spencer christian tracking for us. >> a couple of mild days tomorrow and friday. let's get right to it. a look at live doppler 7. during the overnight, seeing fog but skies above will be mostly clear. overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 40s and tomorrow hazy sunshine as high clouds will hang around. but mild day. highs up to mid-60s in the south bay and up in the north bay and up to about 60, 61, 62 around the bay shoreline and that is the pattern for a couple of days. friday looks like another even milder day. highs in the mid-60s inland and around the bay. but rain develops over the weekend. we'll have rain on saturday and scattered showers on sunday. still unsettled on monday. aex of the days the storm act will rank one on the storm impact scale. the chance of rain lingering into tuesday and wednesday. now the miami, florida, super bowl forecast for super bowl weekend, both saturday and
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sunday, february 1st and 2nd, we expect mainly sunny skies in miami with maybe a chance of some late, late day showers on sunday. on super bowl sunday but i don't that will dampen the spirits. >> thanks, spencer. both nfl teams are packing up to leave town. one permanently. >> yes. >> larry. >> yes. it is unfortunate. the 49ers are preparing for the super bowl and the raiders are preparing to move. this is painful to watch for the fans of the silver and black. the name c
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about finding good food ind have school.y so, when my wife kat and i learned california public school children couldn't get fresh produce in the cafeteria, we took action. we partnered with local farmers, school kitchens, a non-profit. that program now serves over 300 million healthy meals every year. the difference between words and actions matters. that's a lesson washington dc could use, right now. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message.
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good evening. kyle shanahan has been through the madness of super bowl week and with the falcons and once the 49ers get to miami there is a zillion distractions so the game plan this week is they have the last couple of days to savor the title. they're be back at practice tomorrow in santa clara. even though they didn't practice today, there is an injury report so coleman would not have been able to go. he suffered a shoulder injury on sunday. his status for the super bowl is unclear right now. rahim mostert will get most of the carries. he ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns against green bay. kyle shanahan has chosen to run, run and run some more. in the past couple of playoff games, so the chiefs know exactly what to expect. >> stopping and running, you
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could keep running the ball and our mindset is to stop the run and for the third week in a row try to get off to a better start. >> real good football team. and they're solid on both sides of the ball on special teams. so that is what you get when you're the last two teams going. that is what you expect. >> i think the biggest thing is in the first few days trying to get everything settled as far as getting family and friends to the game and everything like that and getting them the tickets squared away and hotel rooms and so that now going into the week i could focus on the game planning and doing everything. >> good thing there is no distraction on the south beach. raiders fans, the silver and black officially became the las vegas raiders. construction workers building the new stadium gathered for the event with owner mark davis and derek carr, among those pounding in the vegas sign, some die hard oakland fans will say good riddance, this team is terrible
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for however long but some will follow the raiders to the end of the earth. as for mark davis, he's excited about sin city. >> the raiders were born in oakland. and played 13 seasons in l.a. both cities will always be part of our dna. but today we begin a if you chapter in our storied history. for today, january 22nd, 2020, we are now the las vegas raiders. and today las vegas officially becomes our nation's capital. >> i don't know about that. after 16 years in the nfl, giants quarterback eli manning will retire on friday. he had his ups and downs but did leave lead the giants to two super bowl titles he's 39 and holds every significant passing record in giants team history and will go into the hall of fame and made approximately
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$252 million during his career. i think he's okay. with spring training a week away, alise rojas will replace beltran who was let go because of his involvement in the astros cheating scandal. tonight is the night. the nba has been waiting for the debut of the man child. zion williamson for the pelicans. zion -- wow, he suffered a knee injury before the season started. this is pre-season action. so he's been on the side lines for months. at 6'6", 285 pounds he may be the next le bron. we'll have highlights at 11th. and silvia desouza is suspendedsuspended indefinitely after the altercation that spilled into the crowd. this got very ugly, very
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quickly. it should have never happened at all. a total of four players have been suspended. it is possible that desouza never plays for kansas again. it is like the college equivalent of malice in the palace with the pistons and ron artest. and that is terrible and no excuse for it. no justification. >> may cost him his college career. >> hank you, larry. >> join us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the debate over dock town. i'm in redwood city. is this demolition site the result of relocation on displacement. it depends on who you ask. that story at 11:00. >> and a bus-only lane on the bay bridge, it could be closer to reality. we get reaction from commuters. and here is tonight's prime time lineup on abc 7. starting at 8:00, catch the goldbergs and schooled. followed by modern family, and then single parents. then at 10:00 it is stump town and then stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> and stick around. jimmy kimmel live comes on as
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always at 11:35. >> setting back and enjoy your evening. that is this edition of abc7 news, look for breaking news on the abc 7 news app. we appreciate your time. i'm dn. >> and i'm ama daetz. for the entire abc 7 news team, thanks for joining us. >> good night. see you at 11:00.
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