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stacey aguilar and his accomplice. according to charging documents, at 1:00 in the morning valentine's day, pedraza took aguilar outside and used a hand gun to shoot her. when perez, who heard the gunshots came outside, pedraza admitted he killed her. the two then drove her body to fremont and rolled her down a hillside. from there they allegedly got rid of her i.d., credit cards and cell phone. according to court documents, perez told investigators he helped pedraza clean the vehicle, taking it to a car wash where investigators obtained surveillance video. >> a lot of the family was surprised more than anything, just because they never seen it coming. >> reporter: aguilar's mother told "abc7 news" by phone from mexico she was suspicious of pe
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pedraza. >> as far as us and the family, nobody knew about her. >> reporter: he called the events tragic. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." a second autopsy on a man fatally shot by police one year ago appears to contradict what the police chief says. it shows he was shot four times in the back. an independent autopsy conducted last april came to the same conclusion. after the shooting, the mission district chief said lopez was lunging at two officers with a knife when they shot him. the shooting happened after a man accused lopez of trying to steal his bike at knife point. a vigil at the to the where lopez was killed last year is just about to get under way. happening right now, an order for people to clear out of a homeless encampment in san francisco. authorities say the senty is
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unsanitary. let's go live to wayne freedman. what is the latest? >> reporter: the clock has been ticking all day. it's now 5:01. if you look over my shoulder, you'll see the homeless encampment is still here. the people are moving slowly, by order of the san francisco health department, this long established temperature city should be abandoned by now. but when it comes to dealing with the homeless in san francisco, nothing is easy and simple. it's served as roof over their heads, but only the most desperate would call it hope. >> i got forced over here. >> reporter: now he's packing again, division street in san francisco just one more stop along his bumpy road. notice we did not use the word "move." call it what you will, but at 5:00 p.m., the latest deadline expired on an order by the health department for every homeless person to leave division street. san francisco's department of
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public works has drawn the straw to enforce it, but when and how if >> we will obviously assess the situation. we hope everybody will be gone. >> reporter: just ask ashante jones who says he repairs bicycles while living here. >> somebody needs to stand up. these people are people, man, and they don't deserve to be treated like this. >> when people leave here, they rarely go far. where are you going now? >> i don't know. >> reporter: a block or two, maybe. less than one on the difference between moving and relocating. in san francisco, wayne freedman, "abc7 news." police in union city have arrested a woman and a teenage boy, suspected of stealing 11 purses around the city. 24-year-old alexis bostic and a 16-year-old from hayward are facing charges of robbery, battery, grand theft, and possession of stolen property.
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detectives have not confirmed whether these are the same suspects of snatching a woman's purse earlier this month from a passing car at the union landing shopping center. smoke from a house fire filled the skies for miles around lunchtime. it broke out near the 101-287 interchange across the street from a firestation. crews jumped into action, rescuing a resident from the home. they couldn't extinguish the fire because they didn't have a fire engine. crews from neighboring departments came with engines to douse the flames. by then, the fire had spread to two homes on either side. there is anger and frustration in san francisco tonight. people who used to live in a now burned out building in the mission district are worried about being able to live there again. "abc7 news" reporter lyanne melendez is live with more on the story. >> reporter: well, these tenants were displaced more than a year ago, their lives changed
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overnight. today, a little bit of hope that they may return soon. >> we will not allow another injustice. >> reporter: that's what he wanted to hear, reassurances that she and others will have first priority as tenants. she suffered smoke inhalation the night of the fire more than a year ago. it was caused by old wiring. >> i should come back. >> here we had everything. it was just much easier. my son works in the neighborhood. he goes to school in the neighborhood. it was just easier for us. >> it states clearly in a fire, tenants in a rent controlled build having a right to turn at the same rent and the same terms of their lease. >> reporter: the only exception is if the owner obtained a permit for a full rebuild. but this week, the department of building inspections granted the owner only a partial rebuild. this report states the foundation and parts of the ground floor were not
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compromised and are in good shape. the owner has refused to work with the city ever since. inspectors have been trying to sper the building. it took legal action and the city attorney to force the owner to allow them in. it was only two weeks ago that inspectors went through the building. we tried unsuccessfully to reach the owner at his house. >> we ask that the city step up and take action, show what it means to be the city of st. francis. if there is a will at city hall, there is a way. >> reporter: the community is asking that city hall force the owner to start rebuilding. in san francisco, leanne melendez, "abc7 news." a man faces drunk driving charges after an accident involving a muni bus in san francisco. police say the man drove his suv into the back of the bus this morning. paramedics took seven passengers to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries, including a child. >> we did put at least four
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people into what we call precaution, meaning they were experiencing some sort of neck or back pain. >> the accident happened as passengers were getting off the bus. a dog on that bus also received some medical attention. police in san francisco are trying to find the owner of a dog that attacked a man at golden gate park. the victim gave police this photo of a dog that looks similar to the one that attacked him. he describes it as a 80 pound pit bull mix with a patch of white on his chest. the dog bit him on his leg and arm. he described the owner as a woman with short black hair with glass. he left in a white ford explo r explorer. tonight, u.s. berkeley is warning 80,000 current and former staff and students that their information could be at risk. someone obtained access to
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berkeley's financial records in december. the campus is providing anyone with one year of free credit monitoring as well as identity theft insurance. he tumbled 200 feet off a cliff and survived. >> do you feel pretty good? >> yeah. >> good enough in fact to play basketball. find out more about a little boy and his incredible tenacity. a story you'll see only on "abc7 news." plus, chris rock's cryptic tweet. we look at the oscars and a controversy not going away. also -- >> have a good day. ♪ >> so it begins. wait till you see the rest of this epic by a bay area high school.
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"could you double check "scothe envelope?"wins." "best actress, 1984." "and i can't deny the fact that you like me." "life is like a box of chocolates." "you never know what you're gonna get." "you're gonna need a bigger boat." "xfinity x1 lets you access the greatest library of oscar moments, simply by using your voice." live oscar sunday, february 28th on abc. this is "abc7 news."
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the little boy who fell 230 feet from a cliff was back in the bay area today visiting with his doctors. it happened in november, 2014. sebastien johnson was on an outing with his family when the earth just gave way. he and his mother spoke to laura anthony today in a story you'll see only on "abc7 news." >> reporter: sebastien johnson likes to run around and play ball like any 5-year-old boy. but this is a little boy who survived a 230 foot plunge down a cliff, and ten days in a coma. how are you doing? >> good. >> reporter: can you tell us how you feel? >> good. >> reporter: it's a miracle. >> quite a few miracles, yes. >> reporter: dr. edwards is one of many physicians at children's hospital, oakland, who treated sebastien after the accident. >> i had the pleasure of taking
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out the artificial airway from his initial trauma. and even then, he recovered beautifully with no complications. >> reporter: today, he wears a helmet to protect his fragile, steal healing brain and skull. he uses a wheelchair much of the time because he tires after being on his feet for 10 or 15 minutes. >> i have dreams for my boy. i think that he was rescued for a greater purpose. >> reporter: he recently returned to bediego bay to meet the firefighters who rescued him. >> i was in a fire truck in the front seat. >> reporter: what do you think about those firefighters? >> they are awesome. >> reporter: and though he still has years of recovery ahead of him, he's alive and he's well. something almost unimaginable on that terrible day when he fell.
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in oakland, laura anthony, "abc7 news." some good news tonight for a uc berkeley volleyball player. savannah rennie was approved for a life saving liver transplant this week. she was diagnosed with a life threatening liver disease. savannah says she hopes to live a healthy life and play the sport she loves again very soon. her mom set up a go fund me to help with medical expenses. we have a link on our website if you would like to help out. kaiser permanente showed off its new medical office in san francisco's mission bay. it will feature primary and specialty care services and has perks for patients like murals on each floor for a welcoming look. and free wi-fi and mobile charging stations. when it opens next month, the pharmacy will teach ear robot to retrieve prescriptions and prevent mistakes. and a san francisco based
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company is cutting 250 jobs at the software startup. the company faces investigations over compliance with state rules, specifically over their training procedures. the ceo of restoration hardware tonight is painting a dire picture of the future of the furniture chain. in a scathing memo to employees, he compared his employees to leaving people in a burning building dying. in hollywood, last-minute preparations are under way for sunday's 88th annual academy awards. today, oscar host chris rock went through final rehearsals. it's his second time hosting the show. >> chris rock posted a rather mysterious tweet today. sit a 15-second video of tv static. that's what you see here with this caption. see you sunday, #blackout,
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#oscars. >> it may be a veiled reference to the lack of diversity at the oscars. >> let's go live now to "abc7 news" reporter matt keller on the red carpet in hollywood with more on how this issue that should spice up the oscars. >> reporter: the academy has said it will pretty much give free reign to chris rock. other than the tweet you just mentioned, rock has been quiet. although other actors and actresses have been speaking out about the lack of diversity. the buzz surrounding this year's oscars suspect just about who is walking the red carpet but who's not. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> we're not coming. >> reporter: for a second year in a row, all 20 of the nominees in the acting categories are white. resparking the twitter #oscarsowhite, leading to
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boycotts. he was passed over for an oscar nod, only to be nominated and win a screen actor guild's award weeks later on tnt. >> welcome to diverse tv. [ laughter ] >> this is that watershed moment when the academy changes, because they're being forced to change. >> reporter: the academy has now put forth new initiatives to double the number of women and minority voters by 2020 and increase diversity on the academy's board of governors. >> the systematic bias that needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: a new study on diversity looking at 2014 and 2015 gives failing grades to every hollywood movie studio, and most tv makers. >> our study makes it clear, hollywood is a straight, white, boy's club. >> reporter: all eyes are on this year's chris rock, who said black women get paid less than everybody in hollywood. everybody is talking about
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jennifer lawrence. talk to gab rielle union. >> it is going to be a memorable monologue, simply because of that topic. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, more on a bay area native behind one of the most nominated films this year, "the martian." we'll see you at 6:00. live from the red carpet, matt keller, "abc7 news." >> love "the martian." our live coverage starts sunday at 2:00 p.m., the oscars opening ceremony at 4:00. the oscars starts at 5:30. >> and the weather will be nice on the red carpet and in the bay area. >> the stars will not be chilly and we won't either. >> here right now, what's interesting is just few minutes ago, just clouds and fog. now light rain is falling in san francisco. it's not going to be futch or last. but just enough to where you need the umbrellas.
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much of this is falling below the radar beam, so you may not see it on the radar. but there were some showers that passed through ukiah and santa rosa. trace amount in santa rosa. here's a live look from our camera. you can see how gray it is outside, as we take a look at those temperatures, you probably noticed it is cooler. upper 50s to mid 60s from san francisco to oakland, san jose, and here is another lovely view from our emeryville camera. 58 in santa rosa. 65 in livermore. here's what you need to watch out for. fog on the golden gate bridge. this is the type of weather you expect to see in june, not february. so patchy fog and sprinkles tonight, warmer next week with some rain chances. excited to report that. take a look at our computer animation. keep the umbrella handy, if you don't mind getting wet, you
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don't need the umbrella. a few drops possible through tonight. tomorrow morning, if you're an early riser, expect some fog at the coast and it starts to brighten up for saturday afternoon. if you're heading to the beach, high surf advisory remains up. watch out for the sneaker waves and large breakers and rip currents. next week, it looks like between wednesday night and thursday, we have a one, a light system coming through. we'll keep you posted on this, wednesday evening we'll be watching for the clouds. by 10:00 p.m., a rain chance. and then thursday, it will be a wet one. that's not the only system. we have another one that will follow. so it could turn out to be a wet pattern as we head towards the middle to latter part of next week. tomorrow morning, mid 40s to the low 50s. you will see some fog and some
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clouds around tomorrow afternoon. it is going to be a mix of sun and clouds. 65 san francisco. upper 60s santa rosa, napa, oakland. 67 in santa mayo. 62 in half moon bay. here is your oscars' forecast. on sunday, it is going to be warm on the red carpet where matt keller is. 76 degrees at 2:00. at 4:00:72 degrees. it is a try weekend. 60s, 70s. towards next week, it warms up, mid 70s, maybe closer to 80 degrees wednesday night, breezy with a chance of rain. one on our storm impact scale going into thursday. looks like rain now and we'll be tracking possibly another storm as we head towards the following weekend. it's done. that was it. i have to tell you, we've had
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the warm weather, the fog at the golden gate bridge, and here we go, raindrops. >> thank you very much. a little something to eat, plus right on the bay. it's finney's friday free stuff. and then at 5:30 with david muir. breaking developments tonight. the deadly workplace rampage. what was the motive and the video now discovered? donald trump and marco rubio's fight turning personal tonight. chris christie's bombshell endorsement. and countdown to the oscars. our interview with matt damon tonight right here after "abc7 news." i've had a lifetime of being a space dork, all my life. >> he's the man behind "the martian." new at 6:00, he explains how it went from a story he was giving away to an oscar
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this is the best way we can
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think of to end the week, right? >> absolutely. finney's friday free stuff. >> okay. >> yeah. >> be careful. they have new wraps out, and you'll get in on them. they only cost $5. but you'll get it for free. they are really good. >> oh, wow. >> i'm not kidding you, they have a new bacon ranch chicken wrap. as soon as you put bacon -- >> there's bacon in there. >> and spicy asian pork. it's pulled pork, a blend of cabbage, it's phenomenal. so there you go. now, as long as we have fed you, now it's time for you to get aboard this. check this out. "pirates of the caribbean" ship tours. there's going to be two ships available 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. check out lady washington, i think that's the one you're seeing there.
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it's been on several tv shows and movies, including disney's "pirates of the caribbean." and then there's another ship called the "the hawaiian chieftain." often these ships had crews dressed from the period. >> are they going to let me swing on a rope from one ship to another? >> absolutely. >> byop, bring your own parrot. >> and finally we get back on track. go to to get all the information. >> that's fun. thanks, michael. talk about school spirit. >> yeah. ♪ find out what went into this really incredible performance by a peninsula high school with a
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the countdown to oscar sunday is under way. we have exclusive content on the "abc7 news" app, and if you download the app now, you'll be sure to receive notices of who wins this sunday. now let's talk about what is coming up for you on "abc7 news" at 6:00. ama daetz is in the newsroom. >> dan, kristen, tonight at 6:00, apple's fight with the fbi. and the help the tech giant is getting from a leading privacy group. and you getter fill it up fast. gas prices are going up, supposedly way up. we'll show you what's happening. and a high tech version of lost and found. the tiny devices that can now
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find a lot more than just lost keys. that's coming up on "abc7 news" at 6:00. from all-star outfielder to sitcom star. >> yes. that's hunter pence. did you recognize him. >> "fuller house" is to "full house" from the '90s. a bay area high school has found a way to boost school spirits. >> this video was produced by students. you've got to see this. ♪
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>> the entire student body of 1500 students and most of the teachers and administrators appear on this video. they shot it in three takes in under two hours, all done by students. >> they're sending the message, embrace who you are, whether you're into science, cheer leading, gender equality, or football. ♪ >> this video has been viewed more than 11,000 times on youtube. >> isn't that amazing? we have a link on our website,, if you want to see all of it. and we're all proud of it, because it's a terrific effort. and kristen, you're particularly crowd. >> i am. that is my alma mater in san mateo. we learned this story through an e-mail and i saw it on facebook. so you can tell us what's happening where you live by e-mailing us.
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>> that's our report. i'm dan ashley. >> and tonight, right here, the bombshell endorsement. the presidential race turning personal. the new attacks leveled tonight. rubio going after trump. trump with blistering words about rubio backstage at the debate. and chris christie tonight, now saying it's time for president trump. breaking news, the motive in the deadly workplace rampage. the gunman's two stops before opening fire at work. the video now discovered, and the notice the gunman got 90 minutes before the shootings. the new headline about the zika outbreak, and pregnant women in the u.s. one giving birth to a baby with a deformed brain. the miscarriages as well. and the sudden explosion. the little girl grabbing her bag when a hoverboard ignites. in the family kitchen. the home catching fire. and the countdown is on.


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