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now, from abc 7, live breaking news. and that breaking news is from oakland, ten more victims from the warehouse fire have been identified. just as crews work late in to the night to shore up the building that is now in danger of collapsing. good evening and thank you for joining us. >> live in oakland tonight. >> dan, will join us in a moment. first, more on the breaking news we were just telling you about. >> yeah, the ten victims justified. jennifer taouye was a resident that worked at shazamm, her brother thinks she was at the party painting people's nails. jennifer morris was a student at uc berkley.
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>> michaela gregory and her boyfriend were at the party and he remains missing. >> he was a film maker, originally from brooklyn. >> 28-year-old micah danemayer. 34-year-old edmond lapine was originally from utah, he was a musician that loved to spin vinyl and other victims include em boklka, and chelsea dolan and justin fritz and benjamin runnels of oakland. >> let's go to dan in oakland tonight. dan? >> reporter: thank you very much, crews are working on part of the warehouse behind me, using a crane and lights to work in the dark. the noise you hear is them cutting away part of the wall that was a concern for the
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authorities searching the building. they are worried it could collapse. so you hear them cutting it away. they are knocking it down with a sledge hammer and it's falling to the street below. so far, 36 bodies have been recovered and 33 identified. searchers say they cannot detect any more bodies at this point and unsure if they find anymore. everyone hoping they do not. they have another quarter of the building to search. the building is considered a potential crime scene. the district attorney said tonight that if her office pursues charges, they could range from involuntarily manslaughter to murder. katie is live at lake merit where hundred gathered to remember the victims this evening. katie? >> reporter: dan, we witnessed a solemn tribute to the victims. i can tell you at the peak, this
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lawn was packed. lou an simko makes prayer boats. >> i felt that it's something that i can contribute, you know, to show compassion. >> floating compassion as the community comes together. >> the way that we honor each other is to start reaching out to each other in community. i think there's a lot of people comfortable in their bubble. >> reporter: tonight's vigil is about illuminating whole lives, not final moments. >> people have been focusing on what they did with their lives in the fainal moments of the fire. and other folks are more complete, more aware of what they did all those many days and years before that. >> reporter: the fire is forcing issues to the forefront. >> we are collecting money to bury our friends and we have friends who don't have a place to sleep tonight.
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those are some truths that some of us who have safe homes don't ever think about. >> reporter: people cheered to honor lives lost and many are using their voices to call on community leaders to step up in the after math of the deadly fire. >> people who have more can do more. >> reporter: words to reflect upon, along the shore of lake merit. oakland police were on hand tonight and the american red cross volunteers handed out blankets to keep people warm. of course, there's still people here waiting for word of their loved ones. we are live in oakland's lake merit. abc seven news. >> very anxious time for them, thank you very much. and before tonight's vigil at lake merit a small group of people gathered to pray, they found serenity inside the cathedral of christ the light. the church stayed open so that people could pray and reflect in
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silence. in san francisco, dozens of people met for a vigil to honor the victims at harvey milk applause. they fear that some from their own community are among the victims of this tragedy. alameda county district attorney nancy o'malley spoke publically for the first time about the fire and said that the investigation could result in possible murder or manslaughter charges. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim is with me with that part of the story, tonight. >> reporter: yeah, nancy o'malley said a team is working on the case, but the priority is the recovery effort which will take at least another day. power in the area has been turned off. so crews working with the large crane are safe from the power lines. they are shoring up an unstable wall that is slowing the recovery effort. the pictures taken by the thermal imaging cameras show the
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other hazards, there's the heat still there from fry night's fire. so far, 36 people have been confirmed dead and of them, 33 have been positively identified. >> at this time, we cannot locate any, any other deceased victims. but, we are prepared to remove them if the fire department and atf do locate them. but at this time, we are not anticipating any more huge numbers. >> reporter: as for the d.a.'s office, they are looking at two things, whether there's criminal liability associated with the warehouse fire and if so, against whom. the d.a. office has interviewed several people. and the city could be held liable for not enforcing building and safety codes. >> the charges could be murder all the way to involuntary m
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manslaught manslaughter. there could be or charges if the evidence presents that. >> reporter: last we heard about 70 to 75% of the building has been cleared. the next news conference is scheduled for 6:00 a.m. live in oakland, abc 7 news. >> all right, lillian, thank you very much. tonight, i met up with the members of the oakland artist community around the corner who honored victims with a special ceremony. a conch shell cut through the night, many cultures use it to say goodbye at funerals and it was a moving and reverant scene, not done yet here in oakland, more coverings to come as we continue the broadcast. you can hear the noise behind me. we will have more on the work
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they continue to did even at this late hour. let's go back to the studio. >> tonight, the university of southern california, friends of one victim honored him with a candle light and laser vigil. >> 34-year-old jonathan burnbaum graduated from the school. those attending called him a talented man and he was always there for a friend. >> the mother of denalda nicole renee is hoping her daughter is safe. >> she worked at the grand lake theater in oakland and one of the coworkers expressed his grief. >> she was the heart of our theater and a ray of light in our lives and she is gone. >> the grand lake honored her and the other victims with a
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special message on the marquis. >> we have more on the tragedy in oakland, coming up. i remember going up that stair case specifically too, and not feeling safe at all. >> tonight, only the i-team's dan talks to a woman that knows the building that burned and the landlord that let people live there. >> but first, a california terror threat, the public transit passengers targeted tonight. >> i'm tracking frosty cold conditions and a couple of storms with live doppler 7. i will have the timeline coming up.
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new at 11:00, los angeles area commuters are seeing more security after someone threatened a subway station. they have increased patrols at the universal city metro red line station. a public safety agency received an anonymous phone call saying an attack would take place tomorrow. agents are working to see if it's a credible threat. ♪ more now on the deadly fire in oakland. let's go back to abc 7 news anchor, dan ashley life in oakland tonight. dan? >> reporter: thank you, the man who leased the warehouse behind me and sub-letted to other people has not directly addressed the dangers in the building. but tonight we are learning more from people close to him. abc 7 news i-team reporter, dan noise has two interviews that shed new light in the tragedy. >> bottom line, the interviews
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and the record search confirmed that the city knew about dangers in the building and did not clean it up. she was just 16 years old when she was a nanny for the man and his wife. they would leave their three kids with her for days as they organized raves for profit. >> they would go off and do their own thing and be gone for three to five days sometimes. leaving us at the house with food, and kind of just being like, all right, have fun. >> reporter: i was told that after the couple started to rent the ghost ship warehouse she visited two years ago and the interior looked more cluttered than these pictures on the website. >> what you see now, it looks like organized chaos, and before that, it was everywhere. it was post apocolyptic in a way. >> reporter: they began throwing raves in the space, and i found many flyers online. as in this video, the d.j. would set up on the second floor reached only by this stair case made out of scrap wood.
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>> i remember going up that stair case specifically too and not feeling safe at all. >> reporter: really? >> yeah, no. >> you could not have more than two people on that stair case before it would just fall down. >> reporter: neighbors complained about the regular parties and the mess that flowed on to the sidewalk. in fact the i-team confirmed today that at least six complaints came in to the planning and building department about habitability and blight. a neighbor too distraut to show his face. >> it's a broken heart for everyone, and i don't want the same issue to be happen again in the future. >> reporter: he owns a building close to the ghost ship and told me, he complained repeatedly about the parties and the dangerous conditions there. and that on at least two occasions, city inspectors came and failed to follow through. >> the inspector told me he was not able to get inside the property and he doesn't, you know -- he is not permitted. you know. >> reporter: they would not let him in?
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>> exactly. >> reporter: in an interview with the i-team the interim director of the planning and building department would not address the inspectors being turned away and said there's a lot of work to do to find out what happened. >> there's a lot of work to do right now. we are coordinating with the please and fire department so it's important for us to build a whole story of what happened in the property. >> reporter: many people could not make it down the stair case in time and died. the daughter of the building owner told the l.a. times said they did not know people were living there and it was zoned as a warehouse. some of the artists said they hid what they had going on when the owners planned a visit. >> dan, thank you very much. a lot of questions to be answered here and dan will stay on the case as will all of us here. as you can see behind me, the work does continue. they have been using a cement saw to cut out of the notch you see in the building and they are moving horizontally to the
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corner, lowering the height of the wall. they have been knocking it with a sledge hammer to the street below, making sure the wall will not collapse so they can continue the work inside and look for more potential victims. i will wrap it up here in oakland later, but for now, eric, back to you. >> all right, thank you so much, dan. >> a home grown oakland business is pledged to help the city's artistic community following the deadly warehouse fire. they sell oakland inspired creations and the store will set aside $5,000 in grants to benefit the oakland creative community. local artists and musicians can apply for the grants through oakla oaklandish through january 15th. >> now your forecast. >> let's check out live doppler 7, we have patchy fog, visibility down to four miles in fairfield, tomorrow morning during the community, allow extra time the fog will be around in spots and that means a
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slower going commute. upper 30s in santa rosa, most of the rest of you in the 40s and 50s. visibility fine from this perspective, chilly in the morning with the possibility of a few sprinkles, cold with areas of frost wednesday morning and we are looking a a rainy pattern wednesday afternoon through sunday. we begin with mid to upper 30s in the coldest spots. cold enough to where you will need to dress in extra layers and then for the afternoon, hang on to the layers, it will still be on the cool side, low to mid 50s. despite the fact that you will see sunshine out there. for your wednesday, near freezing inland and you are looking at areas of frost, that means bring in the pets and the plants or at least cover your plants, if they are sensitive to frost. here are the temperatures for wednesday morning. 34 fairfield and you know it's going to be cold and it is going to be icy in spots. we bring in the storm impact scale on wednesday, we have a light system. one, light to moderate rain in the afternoon and evening and it
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will be breezy at times. here is the hour by hour forecast, noon, the rain is still to the north. by 3:00 p.m. it's moving in to the north bay and as we head in to the evening community, san francisco, east bay, you are getting wet at 6:00, it spreads so that wednesday evening commute could be a difficult one. the pockets of heavy rain begin to develop and it will carry over in to thursday. thursday is the day that we could be seeing some downpours so i want to highlight, moderate rain, heavy in the evening. slight change of thunder and breezy at times. here is the timeline thursday, light in the morning and intensifies as we go to the latter part of the day. yellows indicating moderate rain and orange heavier rain around the evening rush and could even see a little bit of thunder developing. as far as rainfall totals, santa cruise mountains, 2 to 3 inches. common in the south bay. a quarter to three-quarters of
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an inch. the seven day showing sprinkles tomorrow morning and we look at a one on the storm impact scale wednesday. the frosty cold start, thursday is a two. a moderate strength storm. another one for friday. most of the weekend is looking dry, maybe a slight chance saturday and on monday, we have another chance of seeing rain,
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two different online fundraising campaigns are bringing in money to help families of the oakland fire victims. >> one effort on you caring.com has shattered two goals and now surpassed $357,000. organizers are working closely with the mayor's office and the american red cross.
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>> another donation, the raiders and the a's, they have raised $304,000. >> wherever you are, you can show support by having this badge on your facebook. >> we have sports now and klay thompson went off. >> he had himself a night. all right, the warriors, klay thompson was a one-man wrecking crew, 40 points in the first crew, 40 points in the first haha
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third quarter, draymond, cross court pass to steph, up over his head to durant for the slam, draymond wondered how that happened. the night belonged to thompson. with this night, he sets a career high with 54 points. steph dribbled around, flings it to klay, guess what? another three. that makes it 57. even carr, derek that is, is impressed. klay finished with a career high 60. the fourth warrior to do that. nobody could cool off klay, even when it was over. >> felt great, obviously, ah! >> did he cool you off? >> no, i'm still hot. >> he is still hot. all right, this abc 7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino, klay had a record of 37 in one quarter, he is capable of this, if you are an opponent, how scary is this? >> oh, yeah. >> right? >> shooting style is
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