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from good night hugs to hands up. tonight see the frightening video and armed robbery as it happens. the earthquake felt right away. but the alert took hours. the new plastic ban in san francisco that goes beyond straws. >> don't turn around. if you tn around, i am going to shoot you in the leg. >> just how quickly this armed
robbery unfolded. thank you for joining us. i i am amendmen i i am ama daetz. >> and i am dan ashley. vicee will walk you through how it was recorded. >> reporter: the police do not believe the victims were targets. they believe they were at the wrong place, at the wrong time. fortunately for police, video captured it all. >> we had gone to a graduation party and coming back to the house. >> reporter: an end to a fun night. as they said goodbyes, someone come out of the shadows. the three friend do not want their names used for safety reason. for this story, we are calling
him derek. >> maybe someone asking for money. and then we saw the gun and realized it was a different situation. >> take off your wallet. and take off your ring. and you, give me your purse. give me your ring. give me all of it. >> reporter: the gunman seemed nervous. he said he meant business. >> don't turn around. i am going to turn you in your leg. >> threw me into the ground. >> reporter: derek skinned his knee and scraped his thumb. fortunately that was the extent of the injuries. police captain was amazed of the quality of the video and audio. >> we are finding that so many of these cases are more solvable
now. >> reporter: take a look at the video. a closer look at the suspect. if you recognize him, call the police. we posted it on our abc7news.com. breaking news, a shakeup in the san francisco police commission tonight. >> the board of supervisors has just decided not to reappoint two commissioners, joe marshal and
sonia malaria. >> there are now just three sitting members. that is not enough. mayor mark ferrell had asked for the re-appointments. >> he issued statement less than an hour saying quoted, i am extremely disappointed that the board of supervisors decided to poll lit size the appointment process of the police commission
at such a crucial time in our city. san francisco police has never met a staffing goal. that will change after announcement today. >> but realistically, what is the likelihood this will happen? >> abc7 news lyanne melendez takes a look. >> reporter: san francisco supervisor told cadets at the police academy that the
crime rate went down after police beefed up appointments. >> after officers were assigned there for the following month, one. so presence is prevention. >> reporter: he is supporting mark ferrell's plan to add 250 officers in the next four years. in two year budget proposal, more than $50 million added for
public safety. funding police cars, equipment and reform efforts. supervisor is the budget committee care >> the exponential growing cost that will be fine in years three and four. >> reporter: more boots on the ground. that has been the goal of the city since the 1996 charter was enacted. and it clearly states here that the police force shall at all times consist of not fewer than 1,971 of full duty officers. that number has never been reached. >> but adding those 250 officers would mean the city would finally be in compliance. >> 1879 full duty right now. so do the math in my head, so that is over 2,100. >> while i may be out of office eight weeks from now, this legacy will last for years to
come. >> reporter: not clear how much of his plan will be embraced by the city's next mayor. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. new details about a deadly stabbing at sonoma state. the victim was steven john garcia from santa rosa. he was not a student. the suspect has been arrested and charged with murder. in san mateo county. charged with a murder. charged with the death. the motive is that prasad wanted
to date the victim's fiance. this guy had plenty of unfriendly company watching the proceedings. >> reporter: stealing a pride flag and tossing it to the bottom of the russian river. >> this person has been threatening and harassing people in our community for a long time. >> reporter: he faces felony hate crime charges. threatening to blow up gay people, a grocery threat. >> it was a terrorist threat. >> reporter: both alleged crimes resonate disturbingly. >> i am happy that the court recognized it is a hate crime and they are taking it seriously. >> we are letting him know he is no longer welcome.
and this behavior is not welcome in our community. >> reporter: beth hs lobbied. a surveillance video from last week shows two men, one of them covers the camera's lens and the flag disappears. david juarez told us the notes do not speak to him. i was weary about coming here. but my husband said as a vet, as a openly gay person, and a human beg you have to do that. >> reporter: in santa rosa wayne freedman abc7 news. political aspirations dashed today for a santa clara supervisor. resigned his seat today.
and suspended. he faces several -- >> i told him to stop. but he didn't pay attention to that. and he continued. and it got worse over time. >> and in a statement, casserta said the allegations against me are false in every sense of the world, yet i have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion without due process. his seat will be filled via appointment in the coming weeks. one month the court used dna evidence of the golden gate killer. advocates have more than 13,000
kits of untested rape kits in the building. a second bill would require a complete inventory of a untested rape evidence across the state. >> we're talking about being able to solve the next golden state killer cases. too many tragedies that have been avoidable. >> $6 million to help counties process evidence. federal money is also available to help clear up that backlog. 13,000 planes land a month. but the pilots board an international flight had a laser pointed at them.
the plane did land safely. david louie looks at the problem. >> reporter: the jet liner is preparing to land on runway 28 right where the radio piloted air traffic control. looks like we have laser activity. >> roger, 2000 feet off left-hand side. >> left-hand side two miles out. >> reporter: this gives you an impression about how blinding a laser is. it is a bad time for a cockpit crew to lose their bearings. >> if you are doing allf those critical things during the landing, lining up with a runway, that is the last time you want to have distractions. >> the united crew and passengers were fornate. the plane landed safely.
laser strikes or illuminations happen on average 18 times a day across the u.s. 63 at san francisco international. and 114 san jose. and 75 at oakland international. pointing a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime. rangg in price from $16 to $70. conviction is three years in prison in state law. the number of incidents still trending down. david louie abc7 news. the father accused of torturing his children speaks out in jail for the first time. >> the closest thing to me is like indiana jones of a deep sea
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consulate. delays and slow service in the area. this rally comes a day after the united states formally moved the embassy. now today is also the 70th anniversary which palestinians mark a million of them were forced from their homes. >> meantime, the ninth circuit courts of appeals heard arguments over the trump's administration effort to end the daca program. rob haze from our sister station in los angeles has the stories. >> reporter: they stood on the steps of the ninth circuit courts of appeal and made as much noise as they could. the rally small, but the issue
huge. daca in the hands of the federal appeals court. making the case that the white house should be able to end the daca program. >> we are being forced to maintain a policy that gives affirmative sanction to 700,000 illegal aliens in the policy that we think is illegal. that is an extraordinary intrusion on the executive branch. >> reporter: daca shielded those hundreds of thousands of people. the trump administration tried to shut down daca only to have a federal judge in san francisco block that decision in january. attorneys argue to keep the injunction in place. >> you can't take a welcome mat and use it as the rug to pull out from under individuals. you have to have strong basis to do it. the government did not present any such basis. >> reporter: those documents recipients rallying out front
are quick to give their stance on the issue. >> we are tired of being treated in this manner. we know these actions are racially motivated. a new effort to clean up litter. kristen sze is here with the new ban being proposed. >> unveiling legislation to ban straws. supervisors katie, tang -- the store offers reusable straws for their bobba teas. now we are about to show you disturbing video illustrating how plastic can harm a marine life. this poor sea turtle discovered
two years ago with a straw is you can in his nose became a rally cry for this action. >> this is about millions and millions of pieces of plastic in our ocean. >> berkeley is considering a plastic straw ban. the san francisco ordnance would require businesses to give out beverage lids and condiment packages only if requested. >> it took a while for sunshine to break through the clouds today. drone view 7 flew over these sailboats on san francisco bay today. beyond treasure island looking gorgeous. drew tuma is here with the forecast. awfully cool out there still.
>> halfway through the month and the majority of the first two weeks well below average for this time of year. live doppler 7, this evening we are seeing more in the breaks and the cloud coverage. many of us dealing with pretty clear skies. to the north we go, live doppler 7 showing you thunder showers have popped up in redding. the showers fall apart as the sun goes down. live look from our east bay camera showing you a mixture of clouds and sunshine. we have had this breeze for several days and continues this evening as well. especially through the delta, fairfield gusting 40 miles per hour. 16 in san francisco. san jose has a wind of 20 miles per hour. off that cool ocean water. come helping to keep temperatures
below average in terms of may standards. 63 in san rafael. and 69 in vallejo. over the next 12 hours we will once again see the cloud cover fill in starting along the coast and spilling inland. temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s tonight. this area of low pressure sat and spun to our east. continues to do so and continues to bring in the cooler air. what we are tracking, another ripple of energy. a short wave off the coast of california. this will move onshore overnight and it will bring us the chance of drizzle early tomorrow morning. you can see future weather picking up in the fog and also the chance of drizzle. in the chance of the south bay
as well. as the clouds begin to retreat back to the coast, still seeing chance that we could have isolat isolated dr isolated drizzle for the first part. you may need your windshield for a couple of minutes. continuing the trend of cooler than average temperares. 63 in oakland. 66 the high in livermore. seven-day forecast. cool tomorrow. chance of morning drizzle below average. bouncing back friday and the first half of the weekend with brighter warmer conditions. and then right back down sunday to early monday. certainly the theme for at least a couple of days around here. >> listen to this, a college degree without the classroom? >> that is a new offering at a
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i live very spiritual life. >> in jail and speaking out. jonathan allen defends himself againstllegations that he tortured and abused his children in their home in fairfield leslie brinkley has the new developments. >> reporter: jonathan allen, the father charged of torturing his ten children, predicted from jail today that he will be acquitted. >> i am not an animal. they didn't even tell me what i supposedly done. they just told me child
endangerment and torture. >> reporter: by afternoon, the solano county da, amended to nine felony abuse. the da says the mother as well as the father are alleged to both have had a role in punching, strangling and water boarding the children ages four months to 12-years old. a tour of the home yesterday showed a room where ten of them slept animal and human feces making hallways impassable. a 12-year-old boy ran away and authorities returned him to the family home in fairfield which led to the arrest of ina rogers for felony dangerment. the children are being cared for
by their grandmother. >> she will go grocery shopping for them and give them food. and she is a great lady. >> reporter: the children's mother will be back in court here tomorrow to face those nine felony counts. her bail could be raised to $700,000. i am leslie brinkley. abc7 news. major legal problems for california's right to die law. lawmakers acted illegally when they passed the law in a special session. the ruling doesn't factor in the legality. the law allows terminally ill adults to obtain a prescription
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we are watching what is happening in hawaii closely. a small earthquake felt by thousands yesterday evening. the usgs says the 3.5 struck at 7:18. it took the alameda county system a long longer. >> the house shook. >> reporter: and so did at&t park. the earthquake triggered alerts from apps. and about an hour and a half later, this official alert from the city of oakland. >> sometimes we have to make a decision when we should do an alert or do we have to do an alert. >> reporter: that was the conversation in this room even the county system was meant for
major disasters. a grand jury found they needed a better way to notify the public. >> they basically used police cars and fire trucks and sent people door to door trying to get people out. >> reporter: now ac alert can tap into the federal system that can notify every cell phone nearby. >> even if you are a visitor in the area. we can hit your cell phone and let you know what protective action to take. >> reporter: there was discussion about whether to send the alert at all. was the time lapse because the discussion was taking place. >> it appears to me there was a discussion taking place, crafting the message. >> reporter: and an hour and a half later they made the call. a good exercise for the county and good reminder to the system.
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so as they say, what is in a name, when it comes to zuckerberg general hospital, some workers say it is not a good fit. >> pushing to have it removed. carolyn tyler has the story. >> reporter: gave a generous $75 million dation to help build a cutting edge trauma center at san francisco general. the largest single donation to a public hospital. >> we believe investing in health is one of the most important things we can do personally. >> reporter: in exchange the hospital was renamed in their honor. patients here are concerned. how their data might be used. registered nurse believes the hospital's connection to zuckerberg reinforces the fear.
and decided to protest with covering the name with blue tape. >> they are afraid to tell their doctor what is going on because they don't know who is going to get that information. >> reporter: withou exception our most important commitment to is to our patients to enshiring their well-being and to protecting their privacy. in no way has the hospital compromised that commitment. and saying the facebook ceo's gift is serving the needs of the community. >> it is all the more reason to get it off of here to get our identity as the city and county's public hospital. >> reporr: they want city leaders to allow voters to decide. carolyn tyler abc7 news. no sign of summer in the sky
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taking advantage of numerous rockets defense breakowns. human nature suggests the warriors may relax a little. and the rockets you know are going to be desperate. >> we have now an opportunity to really take advantage and win tomorrow night and get a big lead. so that is the plan. >> i think the reason why probably won championship last year, you know what i mean, i am sure you go to statistics and the team that wins hashe least amount of mistakes. >> being greedy, playing the next 40 minutes and having the expectations that we have two wins. >> have a golden opportunity tomorrow to take a good lead. and you got to have short memory in the playoffs. >> after the game i called guys because you can tell as a leader, when guys aren't happy or guys aren't moving. so i called guys and see how
their feeling. >> game two, lebron james struggles in game one. he is going to try to go for 50 tonight. free ball there. step back three and almost falling out of bounds. 21 points in the first quarter alone. if you are old enough to remember the cummings era of basketball. this is nba draft lottery day. here is who they favored. >> the second pick will be made by the sacramento kings. >> that is the reward for being horrible. the suns get the first pick. the sacramento kings they jumped
up to the two spo the hawks get the third pick and the mavericks fourth. the cavs get the eighth pick. on to baseball. a's in boston, a win tonight will give them a series victory. red sox at 28-13. rainy day delayed the game about an hour. doubles right. off of rodriguez. returning from the bereavement list. he goes deep. incredible. and clean out of the park over the monster. the a's are leading 3-0 in the third. giants playing the reds later on tonight. suspended 80 games for violating drug performance star policy.
used a diuretic prescribed by a doctor in dominion, that is going to cost him almost $12 million this season. that is a lot of cash. >> and i was worried about steph's calf. he was dunking in practice and appeared to be fine. so calm down. it is no biggie. >> join us tonight at 9:00 kofy-tv 20 channel 13. what its investors are planning atnine. an inside look into the preparation in windsor for the royal wedding. and why prince harry is so beloved. >> that's it. we appreciate your time. i am dan ashley. >> and i am ama daetz, for drew