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preacher upset over his changing community is forced to step down after using language that is not his sunday best. a late night demonstration to protests or confrontation. >> wind is picking up knocking down trees across the bay area. >> abc 7 news at 6:00 starts now. live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> good evening and thaupg for joining us. >> i'm dion lim. the strong winds are causing problems in the bay area with three trees coming down three times in san francisco.
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>> in martin ez. cruise are working to remove the tree but not clear how long it will take. >> visitors were disappointed today national parks service tweeted it closed lighthouse stairs because of strong winds. let's get to drew tuma. >> the winds have been active today and for the past several days. peak wind gusts a lot of us seeing winds in excess of 30 miles per hour. 55 miles per hour from concord, oakland, san francisco 30 to 35 miles per hour. san jose seeing winds close to 25 miles per hour. so future tracker wind gusts, winds will recede a bit early tomorrow morning but pick back up tomorrow afternoon gusting up to 20 miles per hour at times. look at when the winds relax across the region and warmer weather on the way in a few minutes. oakland locals today hosted
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a huge barbecue dubbed barbecuing while black in response to last month's incident when a black woman was caught on cell phone video calling police on two black men for using a charcoal grill. she said ung that type of grill in that spot was illegal. >> if there is any reason that she feels uncomfortable with people having a good time why not join the fun so she won't have reasons to call the cops. we want to enjoy this beautiful sunday without being huhrearash a pastor has resigned after a series of expletive laden tweets. abc 7 news reporter lilian kim is more on this story.
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>> reporter: the pastor was from first baptist church here in palo alto. the mayor learned about his tweets from a constituent who found them troubling. >> the tweets were distasteful, hateful and should not be reflective of our community. >> reporter: liz nance says the tweets from pastor stevens came as a shock to those at city hall so much so they discussed them at the city council meeting last week. >> you would not want your kids in that congregation singing or interacting. >> reporter: the tweets took shots at old people, the police and mostly the city itself from palo alto is an elitest expletive hate to disgusting. >> it may reflect badly on the church for a moment but it is not who we are. >> reporter: rick nixon says stevens' frustration was in part
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of a result of the church's permit trouble with the city. while the tweets were in poor taste stevens may have had a valid point. >> he could have made that critique in different language maybe it would have been hospitalable to at least some people. >> reporter: stevens declined to talk with abc 7 news but told the local paper he plans to move to san francisco. lilian kim, abc 7 news. the body of an exchange student killed at a school in texas is headed back to her home country in pakistan, one of ten people who died on friday. lawmakers are weighing in on possible solutions to gun violence. >> reporter: a somber sunday at memorial church service honoring victims of a santa fe high school student. outside the church this rainbow greeted the community.
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the 17-year-old suspect is accused of opening fire during an art class killing two teachers and eight students. including pakistani exchange student. the motive for the shooting is unclear but the mother of one victim says her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected the suspect's advances for months. >> she finally stood up to him because her younger sister was being bullied in school and showing her this is what you do. you have to stand up to them and tell them it is not right. >> reporter: lawmakers are weighing in on the shooting. texas lieutenant governor dan patrick blamed the deaths in part to too many entrances. >> we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them. >> reporter: he said teachers should be armed and parents should store guns safely at
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home. meanwhile virginia democratic senator called for some degree of gun control. >> peoe want to hear more than thoughts and prayers from politicians. >> reporter: abc 7 news. >> in the hours following the shooting facebook say they fought against a number of fake profiles claiming to be the shooter. in one profile the company took down someone posted a doctored photo showing the suspect wearing a hillary 2016 hat. facebook removed the suspect's real profile. the iconic bay to breakers race kicked off today for the 107th time. this year it did not disappoint with creative costumes. a neighbor said participants seemed to be on their best behavior. >> reporter: it's like that for phyllous celebrating her 35th year running. >> this is my most fun day of
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the whole year. >> reporter: sky 7 overhead as runners took off some 30,000 people according to organizers. for a while a bunch of grapes was leading the pack. men's elite runner finished first at the great highway for the second year in a row. his time 35:41. jane kiby was women's winner with a time of 40 minutes. endless stream of weird creative costumes not far bend. >> what kind of butterflies are you? >> the happy kind. >> somehow we ran through. >> i'm a unicorn startup. >> in the panhandle we found police confiscating alcohol from
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people. many neighbors have a love/hate relationship. some people love it and some people hate it especially the trash. this neighbor built a barricade to discourage public urination. >> sometimes they use the restroom or broke my stairs. >> reporter: other neighbors say things are pretty calm compared to years past. party on. in san francisco, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. >> people have been sending us their pictures all day. we want to see yours. governor brown wants to put away billions of dollars in a rainy day fund. >> critics say it is raining hard right now for many californians. and nasa's plan to launch lasers into space will be the coolest project of pretty much all time literally. details just ahead.
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some budget analysts think california can afford to spend more on some social welfare programs. governor brown put billions of dollars away in a rainy day fund. some believe the savings may be too conservative and want the surplus to be spent on social
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programs. >> there is probably a better balance that can be struck between making investments in the people who haven't really seen the economic recovery in their own lives and saving for a rainy day. >> the governor faces a june 15 deadline to pass a budget. he is expected to strike a deal on the plan before the june primary. an online project to honor the u.s. service members killed while serving during the vietnam war needs your help. the wall of faces is compiling images for short biographies of each fallen service member. it needs photos from family and friends from some 290 members. each includes hometown, date of birth and location of their names that are engraved on the vietnam war memorial in washington, d.c. nasa's coolest experiment ever is on its way to the international space station. an ice chest sized lab aims to create a temperature that is 10
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billion times colder than the vacuum of space. it blasted off on a cargo ship this morning. atoms will be chilled with the help of lasers to this temperature. nasa wants to examine the strange quantum behavior of atoms. >> too darn cold. >> i like it. coming up next on abc 7 news at 6:00, nets can help keep gardens safe but a danger for critters like this. meteorologist drew tuma up with the accuweather forecast. game three of the finals underway. the warriors are finally on their home courtheirst time this series. so far game three
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a homeowner found out how dangerous garden netting can be for wildlife. that woman found these five snakes trapped in the netting. four were squirming around. one had died. wildlife experts arrived and fate away four living snakes.
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you are watching video of one rescue. they say netting and fencing used around gardens or ponds can be unintentional traps for wildlife. another bay area pet lover falls victim to a huge puppy scam. >> i'm so grateful. it's wonderful that they can do that. >> tonight at 11:00 michael finney shows us what is different for the victim and how it can mean good news for the rest of us. i had the honor of emceeing the solarship dinner. santa clara. the asian american women's organization raised $70,000 for asian american high school seniors. more than 300 people packed the restaurant where 30 very deserving students were awarded. some special guests included assemblyman lowe. now your accuweather
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forecast with drew tuma. >> we are tracking the winds that have been gusting over 20 miles per hour today and those winds will continue for another day tomorrow. live doppler 7 along with satellite showing you we have a fair amount of high cloud cover that has streamed in over the past couple of hours from west to east fashion and throughout the night tonight will be in and out of that cloud cover, as well. the picture outside tells the entire story. live look from our roof top camera pointed. pier 9 that flag just flapping in the breeze certainly not only windy in the city of san francisco but the winds are active across the entire region. look at oakland and concord winds at 21 miles per hour. fairfield higher than that. 22 the crent number in san francisco. the winds continue to come off the cool ocean water. we have been struggling the past several days to reach average temperatures for this time of the year. cool 55 and breezy in san francisco. we are at 57.
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that current number in oakland. 60 in santa fe. this time of the year in the south bay we should be in low 70s. 72 the current number in santa rosa. antioch with a number of 62 degrees. live doppler 7 along with satellite why the cold air and the wind? this area of low pressure sitting over california right now that just sat there keeping the cool air in place overhead. you combine that with anrea of high pressure just off the coast and that high pressure brings us winds off the cool ocean water. unfortunately, this pattern is not changing over the next couple of days so the winds will continue tomorrow afternoon. overnight here is a call. we have clouds filling back in. starting temperatures on monday with a chance of drizzle developing. watch future weather. we will stop this tomorrow
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morning. we may see fair amount of early morning nine from santa rosa and over to knoxville. much of the region dealing with the fog. it will take the time retreating back to the coast. away from the coast it will see a fair amount of sunshine. it's going to be windy in san francisco tomorrow afternoon. the winds gusting over 20 miles per hour. about 66 in oakland. 76 in santa rosa. up to about 71 degrees. >> here is the accuweather seven day forecast. the wind will be with us for easter wednesday. thursday and friday we will lose the wind. we will lose the marine layer, as well. mild air will work in here to end the week.
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now sports. >> warriors are back on their home court for game three of the western conference finals and back with what they call their edge. one of the big questions coming in could stephen curry find an edge agains james harden. early in the first quarter we watch curry. he seems to be holding his own, doing okay from the corner. nice little three. rockets. watch durant. the bench is going to love this finish. rockets trying to stay in this one. eric gordon had a huge game two. he gets the hook and the arm. the warriors go on a 13-0 run in the quarter. has a slam back. warriors lead by nine after one period. second quarter kevin durant making things happen. not only pulls up the three but adds another couple of twos
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later. he has a game-high 15 points at the half as warriors lead by 11 at the half. full high loillights and post g coming up. monday will be extra sweet for the giants. today's game against the rockies. san francisco earned their rest by securing a series split. you have to look at this guy. he gets today's most valuable fan award. no score in the bottom of the first. ritzer a rare day whe buster posey does this. it is a triple for posey. just the ninth of his career. he scored on a sacrifice fly to crush it. that is a two-run home run. giants down by one. tied at 5-5. this is a three-run shot he
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absolutely hammers. the fifth home run. the first of the season off a lefty. that's gone. that's the fifth of the year. giants win 9-5. and as are feeling pretty good coming in with at least one home run in every game on their current road trip. they left today's game as a first team to complete four game sweep in toronto since 2001. look here full extension as he goes for the foul ball. he has to make sure the little guy is okay. he will be just fine. josh donaldson had a rough day in the field. a run scores and then in the fifth he couldn't handle. four errors by toronto in this one. and then you look here marcus simian huge home run for simian, fifth of the season.
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ten straight games now with the long ball. gave up two hits over seven innings and a little razzle-dazzle in defense to get the out. the sweep goes 7-3 on the road trip and back at the coliseum on tuesday. game five of the western conference finals. vegas on the cusp to be the first expansion team in 50 years. the slap shot off the face-off ties it at 1-1. this game was tight in the second period. watch the circle. gets just enough on the deflection to scoot it past the goalie. that's how it would end. vegas didn't exist this time last yea and now they are playing for the cup. that is just crazy how quickly things can turn around in the world of sports. >> absolutely. thanks. coming up, josh brolin.
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>> which brolin comes out on top? we'll find out next. investigators say the east area rapist has attacked several teenage girls. >> a mystery decades in the making.
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tonight on abc 7 news at 9:00 new details about a deadly cougar attack near seattle.
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and at 11:00 pg&e pitching a controversial plan following wild fires. the avengers 3 week rein is over. dead pool 2 claimed top spot. it is a satirical look. >> earned $35 million here in north america second largest opening for an r rated movie ever. avengers infinity war came in second. it is eighth all time domestically not adjusted for inflation. >> book club debuted in third. life of the party round out top five. josh brolin plays cable in dead pool and plays in avengers. >> do we have a fan here? >> maybe. >> that's it for abc 7 news at 6:00. we'll see you
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