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together north bay and east bay hills it's a red flag warning that starts at 6:00 this evening. and you can see behind me not far from where fire burned 19 years ago fire crews got the word out early. it's a warning that comes at that time just about every year. hot temperatures gusting winds and dry brush has been a deadly combination in the oakland hills before. it's an annual warning fire crews don't take lightly. for the most part the people calling these hills home have learned their lesson. firefighters say there is a 95% compliance rate with laws requiring homeowners to keep their yards clear of dry brush and trees from homes. the owner in this house was among a stack of repeat offenders but after a warning
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from the city not anymore. >> the tree is not mere the chimney anymore. >> that is good for the entire neighborhood. >> keeps leaves off the roof. keeps limbs from overgrowing on to their fireplaces. we try to do the whole thing. and we prep test neighbor properties, too soon ls. >> so far, it's been a quiet fire season in oakland and around the bay area. firefighters are hoping that the cool damp summer will keep it that way and today's high fire danger warning will be just that. a warning. >> and we're not telling people not to barbecue. we're saying be aware of barbecuing. >> and a visit from the fire department made this family cognizant of the fact the woods so close to home is a fire danger they tested their luck once in 1991. >> there is one burned one
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not. >> his home survived. thankfully oakland firefighters say the conditions today temperatures a, humidity and winds are nowhere near where they were in 1991 for that fire. but this red flag warning does remain in effect until 6:00 wednesday morning. >> and thank you very much. >> and sandhya patel is monitoring the weather situation. >> she is and has the latest on the area. >> this is north bay hills gusting to 30 miles per hour. humidity dropping. this is a drying wind at 8% now. and you can see winds have three and not making it there yet. there is another location reporting gusts to 24 miles per hour and there is humidity at 20%. the wind continues to pick up
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and make its way down towards east bay hills. the humidity drops into overnight hours as wind picks up. with this in mind there is a red flag warning beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight and continuing through mountains and diablo range. winds 40 miles per hour and there is humidity ranging from 15% to 30%. and high fire danger temperatures heading up. and i'll be back with a full look at the temperatures. >> thank you very much. and a federal report says cost concerns slowed u.s. forest services response to a deadly fire to southern california broke nut the angeles national forest. the vee ree view cites a letter instructing managers to hold down costs and limit requests for crews from state and local agencies.
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this fire burned 250 square miles destroying 89 homes. >> in san francisco police did not arrest any of the homeless advocates who took over a vacant hotel and apartment building yesterday. pro testors said they did it so show more housing is needed. carolyn? >> yesterday, it was world homeless day. it's what inspired a takeover of this building that you can see behind me. the leslie hotel. about 18 people spent the night. this morning there were still activists inside but they managed to evade police. the showdown began at 11:00 this morning. the san francisco police department squad forcibly broke into the building in a heart of the tender loin. streets were blocked and back up officers arrived.
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their mission to remove pro testors. >> it's empty. we have a lot of homeless families in san francisco. >> there is a group calling itself creative housing liberation held a rally. they marched to the properties hung banners from windows and said they're reclaiming the space. and this building was used as a dorm for students. that lease expired in october 2008. and this is just as the housing bubble burst. >> we've talked with various agencies about this building. no one has any money. and so we've had to hold the building. >> and police searched 68 units in the building. >> this is -- be advised you're trespassing. >> officers say pro testors
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created an obstacle course blocking stairwell was trash. after searching throughout the morning it's clear those inside made a clean get way. >> there was an exit off the back. >> the captain says there was damage. >> is it fair to land lords? i don't know and this is not fair to the 6000 people homeless. >> we do have a hemless problem here. it needs to be addressed. this is not the way to do it in my opinion. >> and activists say they've occupied three other properties this year police did detain two people and said they cannot die em -- tie them to this takeover. >> thank you very much. and police are kusing a san jose teacher of molesting
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several minors. officers arrested this man. a 64-year-old for sexual assault. they say he was a substitute teacher at franklin mckinley elementary school but substituted alt other schools in the san jose unified school district. police are asking the public to contact them if there is information about this man or this case. >> and lawmakers urging army corps of engineers to suspend a policy clear cutting a thousand trees along streams and rivers. the congressman appeared in north richmond trying to prevent levy breaks. he says clear cutting would destroy the habitat of fish. >> what we need is a system and control. you have to repair habitat and environmental issue particularly in california. >> u.s. army corps of
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engineers say local agencies and land owners can apply for variance that's could exempt them. >> and health item. a company's experimental embryonic stem cell drug is undergoing a test on a human being used in an atlanta hospital to treat a patient with spinal cord injuries. the first trial to determine whether the use of human stem cells is safe a phone shall skur not the purpose but a leading stem cell advocate says he's thrilled to see any work in this area. >> we want to prove we're not going to hurt the patient further. do no harm. right now we want to make sure this will not harm us and make sure they're safe. we know they are. we're going to prove it we spoke with us usf philosophy professor who is against using embryo autos we think the human body is where they have respect. and there is all whaif say
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would have no force if it were not that they have a human life from the beginning of kons yepgs. >> fda gave perm dwroigs resume trials after a nearly one-year suspension when testing in animals raised question autos coming up next michael finney looks at what you should consider before making a leap to electric car autos and a northern california family plea to find an organ donor quick wloi could save their young baby's live. >> students witnessed quite a show as a hot air balloon bounces s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
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>> a runway hot air balloon made a bouncy landing this morning. police followed the balloon and say it barely cleared a fewldings and power lines then hit a school yard fence. neither the pilot nor passengers was injured. and the pilot said he's trying to land the balloon in an open field but was blown off course. >> and oprah winfrey expressed pro found disappointment after a woman accused of sexually abusing girls in her school was acquitted of charges. she issued a statement praising the nine girls testifying at trial. and the woman pled not guilty. she opened this $40 million school to give underprivileged girls a quality ed nx a country racially divided by apartheid. >> and rescuers in chile finished reinforcing that hole
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that will be used to bring 33 trapped miners to safety. the men have been 2,000 feet below the surface 68 days fchl all goes well a capsule will start bringing up first miner. a decision on who that will be has not been finalized. >> we're going to define the list at the moment of rescue and considering medical condition of each person. so we don't -- we're not go going to public the list of miners in the order they're going to be coming up. >> they're going to be embrace bid families and then pursue bid 750 journalists. they've been invited to visit presidential palaces take all expense paid vacations and appear on countless television shows. >> a sacramento family is making a desperate plea for a liver donor to ep help save the live of their 8-month-old
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daughter w out it nicole carter will die. she has a twin sister but only nicole has a serious liver condition. her mother took this home video of her at the ucsf medical center today. her mother is sleeping by her bedside, hoping people with o positive blood will donate a portion of their lifr she didn't ask to be sick f there is anyone out there that knows there are tons of kids that need liver transplants. and not just for my daughter but all of the other kids. >> what a beautiful girl. a man from minnesota contacted ucsf to say he would donate but he still needs to be tested to determine if he's a match. >> dimeler recalling 85,000 mercedes-benz over a loss of power steering fluid involving the c-class vehicles from 2010 model year and e class from 2010 and 2011. the auto maker says loss of
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power steering fluid could make it hard to-to-control the vehicle. and we have the number for you on our web site. >> will electric cars be the answer to ending u.s. dependency on oil is in the chevy volt expected to be available in november. and there michael finney says there is a lot to consider before you buy. >> douglas converted his hyundai tiburon. it can go 20 miles on a charge. he plans trips carefully. >> i use it for local travel back and forth doctor dentist school things and all that. >> this limited driving range is a key consideration says consumer reports. the chevy volt can go 40 miles on a charge and does have have
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a small gas engine going another 300 miles on a tank of gas. the nissan leap has a 100 mile range before it has to be recharged. and there is headlights wipers all uses electricity. just playing a radio. how far you can go on a charge is going to vary. >> on a regular outlet the chevy volt takes about 10 hours to charge. nissan leap's larger battery needs about 16 hours federal tax incentives will cut that cost draw maticly. there is the cost of the vehicle itself. there is is a $7500 federal tax credit available for both. >> electric cars hold promise. there is two big ones but
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there is a lot to consider. >> they're the first of many cars due out in the next year and a half there is i'm michael finney 7 on your side. >> and sandhya patel has been keeping an eye on these things. temperatures are rising. >> humidity winds. >> and this is especially this time of the year, everything dried out. adding gusty winds and high heat humidity is going to call and -- fall z that is going to be a person. heat come was a price. that is a high fire danger. fog is nowhere to be found. there is another live picture now and it's clear. here is what it looked like
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today in terms of high temperatures. these are highs so far. there is preliminary records. sfo is 88 degrees there is a record. and 96 is a record. these are ties. and up this up to 89 in san jose. there is half moon bay only 68 so far today. going into 80s tomorrow. san francisco already at 80 degrees, numbers current numbers 72346 san francisco. there is low 90s around concord, fairfield. 95 degrees in santa rosa. and 82 in mountain view. fire danger is on the rides. warm to hot more records likely during this time yd. there is set up. a ridge of high pressure and that is a ridge that will strengthen and move inland. there is a down sloping wind.
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the humidity really tends to drove off. there is a temperatures going to head up. we do have an excessive heat watch for san francisco area. there is highs into 80s. so if you're sensitive to the heat the young you'll want to take precautions overnight tonight mid-50s and santa rosea, upper 50s rest of the bay area low to mid-60s it's going to be a mild night and clear skies. tomorrow afternoon there is a hot day into the south bay. 91 degrees in san jose. and sarah to goa. peninsula is all 90s as well. 90 from millbrae up to 92 degrees. look at the coast. pacifica going from 60s to 82 degrees tomorrow. 85 in daily city.
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downtown sab fran 87 degrees mid-90s for calistoga. and santa rosa 96 degrees east bay 89 in oakland. you head inland and you're going to feel heat for october 95 degrees in walnut creek. and around the bay up to 90 degrees in santa cruz. 95 inland in gilroy. here is the accu-weather forecast. it's a warm to hot forecast. 80s beaches and mid-90s inland. we start to get cooling on thursday. there is a cooling trend taking into the weekend there. is mid-70s inland. >> thank you. >> and still ahead a new study uncovers a link between autism and jaundice. why is the medical community sounding an alarm? >> then shining a light on concussions.
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message nfl and top lawmaker have been sending to high
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a new danish study finds autism is more common in children that had jaundice in children finding 9% of the autistic children had jaundice as newborns compared to other children. a pediatrician in ucsf says it should not cause concern saying danish researchers don't know how the two are related and he's conducted research and found no link whatsoever. >> and residents are keeping a watch on pets tonight after several dogs were apparently poisoned two. dogs have died. charleen sherman's saint
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bernard was near death a few days ago. a vet found the dog consumed meat tainted with antifreeze. whoever is responsible appears to be gaining access from a backyard behind homes. >> we all have children. you know when you do this to kids they lose their sense of security. my son has trouble sleeping at night. >> and the dog is in good health now. he's printing out warning flyer autos coming up next a pumpkin weigh in at half moon bay. >> this year'sn: empty nes new us? woman: who are we? chic, modern, daring dinner-party hosts. that sounds dangerous, maybe we're more the traditional sunday brunch set?
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in the abc 7 newsroom at 6:00 football rivals sharing a stadium. tonight what raiders 49ers and nfl think that have possibility. also initiative on the ballot
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uniting big cities and small towns but one with teachers saying no way. and quarantining potential tuberculosis patients it's been done more than a century. experiment tests that could end that practice. and it's coming up tonight on the news at 6:00. >> and it wasn't a record but this year's winner at safeway world championship pumpkin weigh off is still big. >> not too shapy. here it s the giant pumpkin was bron by ron woot. >> the record is nearly 1700 pounds. one pumpkin grower got to see from his uncle. >> i didn't think it was going to be able to grow a thousand pound pumpkin off the bat. it's a surprise. a huge surprise. >> literally. today's weigh off kicks off the art and pumpkin festival coming up this weekend. >> making a lot of pies this weekend. >> and diane sawyer is coming
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up next. >> from sandhya patel and all ofofofofofofofofofofofofofofof meg whitman's nose is growing again. this time she's lying about jerry brown on taxes. but as governor jerry brown cut $4 billion in taxes and says no new taxes without voter approval. meg whitman -- her nose just keeps on growing and growing. meg whitman is lying about jerry brown again...on taxes again. newspapers have called many of her ads untrue. fact: jerry brown cut taxes by $4 billion and says no new taxes without voter approval.

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