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>> in the news this saturday morning, october 22nd, hundreds of occupy oakland demonstrators are still camping out at city hall, defying the city's deadline to get out. and president obama says all u.s. troops will be withdrawn from iraq by the end of the year. >> good morning. 7:25 is the sunrise. patchy ground fog this morning. offshore flow with five to ten degrees of warming today. >> good morning, i'm terry mcsweeney. this morning hundreds of defiant occupy oakland demonstrators are hanging out, tents and all. they have ignored the latest warnings to vacate saying they will not be forced from their
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peaceful assembling. >> the city spokesman said assembling is not the problem, the growing trash and rats from the 11 day sleepover is. and they believe police will use force to move in. police did not make new arrests overnight in the occupy san jose protest at city hall. yesterday morning police arrested 8 people and cite add man in a wheelchair for violating the city's no camping ordinance. and we show you how that attracted more protesters last night, planning to camp out in solidarity with the occupy wallstreet movement. the occupy san jose movement isn'ting stopping, even though the police arrested 8 protesters for camping on city grounds without a permit. >> they started putting the zip ties in us and in the paddy wagons and paying us to jail. >> the tents are back and so is the mover meant.
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>> all night, all day, occupy san jose! >> and the message is spreading. >> come on, joan us! >> san jose's occupy movement, like many others, is open for determination. >> we husband and i have a mortgage we can't afford, we have two kids and we can't afford to get get the older one in preschool. >> but for this 58-year-old the movement is about stopping injustice. >> last night's arrest and removal of the very peaceful demonstration just was an outrage to me. >> san jose police insist the arrests were warranted because of safety and health concerns. they said more arrests are likely. >> it may result in further action. >> like what. >> like having them removed. >> instead more tents went up and the protest moved and grew to bank of america. >> i have been uncomfortable,
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being a bank of america customer for basically since the economy tanked and the bailouts happened. >> the movement inspired this long time bank of america customer to act. she closed three accounts. >> this is a very well-organized group. in fact, there is already an occupy san jose legal team in place. in san jose, lisa amin, abc7 news. >> and a fire officials looked at a camp. officials look the other way about the fires in camp even though there's a city law banning them in park. other than the inspectors they had a mellow day. developing news in hayward where a fatal car cash is blocking lanes on north interstate 80. it occurred north of where 92
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brings in traffic from the san mateo bridge. the coroner is clearing the scene but an investigation continues. all southbound lanes opened about 45 minutes ago but we were told it could take a while before the northbound lanes the. at least two earthquakes shake the area last night. first was after made night. >> 2.8 quake, followed by a magnitude 2.5 shaker at 12:45. people from vallejo to sunyvale to concord said they felt the shaking. thursday's pair of earthquakes with magnitude of 3.8 and 4.0 were also centered on the hayward fault in berkeley. you can find a, he quake preparedness guide and a tracker by going to our website. in san jose police say a suspect in the shooting detect of a hell's angels is alive and well and on the run. this is a picture of steve ruiz
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and crystal. ruiz is a suspect and they say the other's life may be in danger, but they won't say why. last saturday a fight broke out at a funeral. ruiz shot and killed a man, another hell's angels. they say he has two black eyes and facial injuries consistent with being in a fight. >> after nine years of war president obama is promising that the end is near. all combat troops he says will be home by christmas. while not declaring victory, he said u.s. troops can leave iraq with their heads held high. >> today i can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. >> the thing that i wouldn't do that the president is doing is telling the enemy how many troops you are going to bring out and when you are going to bring them out. i don't think that's a good
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strategy. >> iraqi leaders wanted american troops to stay but warned that they would not be immune to prosecution. that was unacceptable to the white house or the pentagon. however, submarines will stay in iraq to guard the u.s. embassy in baghdad. to date the war in iraq has cost the lives of nearly 4500 american fighters and nearly 42,000 have been wounded. that is the human cost. in financial terms the united states has spent more than $700 billion on the war. there is debate about the timing of the withdrawal and whether ousting saddam hussein from power was worth it at all. >> you have to ask the question, what has this all been for? >> in the wars in afghanistan and iraq now, end the wars. >> for more than two decades rich afford helped organize protests against the first and second wars in iraq. though the troops are finally coming home, becker said his work is far from over. >> we wish the war was
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completely coming to an end, but the displace americans the disunity, the disruption in iraq has not ended does thousands of ica contractors are going to stay in the country. >> his group, answer, represents soldiers who were ready for the war to end, like this army veteran, james schwartz. >> it's unattainable. there's no way to accomplish the mission. we went in there, got rid of saddam, and we've been there for ten years now and i don't see how we can finish anything. >> we didn't send enough people. we didn't properly equip them. and there were no weapons of mass destruction. >> that criticism comes from the former general. california's army national guard. after his troops were called up for duty, he struggled through red tape to get them radios and body armor. >> the drivers and the security people, nothing. i mean, parents were sending over, buying, you know, just themselves and sending over to the soldiers.
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>> monroe lost twelve of his soldiers and saw 36 come back wounded. >> what did they make their sacrifice for? >> for each other mostly. >> but one of monroe's officers who served in iraq said he hopes the sacrifice was also for something greater. >> during the year i was there, i really felt that we did make a difference. there were a lot of improvements we made and certainly there were some things that were hard but i think we left the place better than we found it and i was happy for that. >> though the troop withdrawal does not affect u.s. military bases in iraq's neighboring countries like kuwait, anti-war groups said they want to see the servicemen and women stationed there come home as well. but foreign policy experts say right now that's not likely. johnathan bloom, abc7 news. coming up next, the call for help this morning from berkeley's animal control after a dog is found shot dozens of time, but alive. also, a deer rescue. also, a deer rescue. how a game warden
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he survives. >> this is one-year-old pit bull daphne. she's shy and nervous around people but alive. the bair patches you see on her flank and chest are where pellets were removed. there are still two dozen in her body as you see in her x-rays. it was discovered as she was spayed this week. >> they noticed suspicious looking bumps and x-rayed her and found 38 bbs embedded in places around her body. >> she was found here. they said whoever did this has no respect for life. last march they found two other pit bull pups, believed to be her sisters, also in the marine
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ma and one had pellets that were removed. both were placed with families but they will brought in to get x-rayed in case they were shot multiple times. >> they spent hundreds of dollars getting out the pellets but they will be thousands for to get out the rest. >> it is probably more than one virgin because of the length ever time it will take to find them. surgeries are quite expensive. >> it may cost thousands of dollars, money the shelter doesn't have. if daphne is to survive and be available for adoption, the pellets have to come out. john was at the marina walking his dog. he wonders what would motivate the shooter. >> was it a game or were they trying to put the animal down? there were easier ways that do it than shooting. >> if anyone has information on daphne's owner or wishes to donate to cover surgery expenses they can contact berkeley animal services. in berkeley, abc7 news
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>> this morning a deer is free after gets caught in a rope. an officer came to the scene to tranquilize the oner. >> we are going to try to obviously get him freed and get him released in a place where it's sufficient safe. >> the neighbor's garden hose helped cool the deer that became overheated during the ordeal. they say removing the antlers will help prolong his life because he will no longer be a target of law-abiding hunters. he was then taken to a nearby golf course and released. today about 50 gun rights advocates are planning to protest governor brown's decision to sign a bill into the law that outlaws the open carrying of handguns in public. the group, responsible citizens of california, will protest at the bay fair mall at noon today. the open carry of so-called long guns are not band under the new law which takes effect
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january 1st. governor brown signed the bill earlier this month. they say it violate their rights to carry weapons under the second amendment. another milestone for crews work on the eastern span of the bay bridge. crews placed the final section shop. once installed the entire 1.2-mile sky well will be complete. still a lot more work to do. the bridge should be finished by september, 2013. san francisco officials making plans to post the 2013 america's cup yacht race no longer plan to offer prime viewing space near the ferrie building for spectators and so-called super yachts. instead plans announced yesterday distribute those yachts along pier14, pier9 and pier36. today san francisco chronicle reports plans to 100 to 250-foot floating dock off the dock drew concerns about blocking views for a rank and file fans.
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speaking of seeing the bay, we will be seeing it clearly today under sunny skies or cloudy skies? >> how did you know that? >> just a guess. >> a big warming trend getting underway today. five to ten degrees warmer. you can't see much in the camera. the sun coming up in there two hours but we are talking chilly numbers in the north bay. 43 around napa, upper 50s elsewhere, and a superb couple days ahead. i'll tell but it next. >> and also ahead, raiders head coach said he has yet to decide who starts at quarterback against the chiefs. find out who he needs to consult before making that decision. collin has the details coming up in this mo
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you may have heard this before, a satellite is falling to earth and no one knows where it will hit. here we go again. ice a 3-ton saltalamacchia that will fall to earth this weekend. it could land anywhere a lot of it will burn during re-entry, but an estimated 2 tons of debris is expected to make it through. last month a n.a.s.a. satellite fell into the ocean.
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will it be clear skies so we can see it if it hits this way. >> yeah, we are on our way to an offshore flow. clearing condition and drying of the atmosphere. what fog we have will be eroded quickly from the winds. we have gusty winds in the uner emvisions and that's keeping the temperatures up there. so far quite a temperature spread, about 15 degrees from parts of our north bay valleys, 43 in napa, 46 santa rosa to 59 san francisco, 55 red cad city, and mount taken view 56 and in san jose. herest highlights. clear and cool this morning. a mild to warm weekend and some very gusty offshore winds into next week where we could have a few advisories. we have high pressure at the surface. it's building in and it's deflecting the cloud cover to the north. we are talking about maybe starting out with the atmosphere a little bit moisture so you will see the patchy ground fog.
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by this afternoon we are talking temperatures five to ten degrees warmer, and that would bring us to near 70 degrees at our cost. we are talking 80s in our inland valleys. so enjoy it the next couple days. although tomorrow we will see the high begin to shift off to the east, and that will bring more of a sea breeze along the shoreline. that should drop off our coastal temperatures anywhere from one to four degrees tomorrow. but then by next week we are getting even stronger offshore flow. high temperatures today in the 70s at big sur. the fog will continue to be pushed off the coast. 85 in press no with low 80s in los angeles. waking up to some chilly numbers in the northern sierra, but recovering to 69 in lake tahoe, 86 in vegas. we are talking about very pleasant weekend if you like it warm because numbers are really coming up here. into the low to mid-60s with 84 saratoga. and we are talking mid-60s here at our coast.
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so that fog, it's not going to last very long. we will see lots of sunshine with upper 70s san mateo, 80 redwood city and 82 mountain view. san francisco coming in around 71 today. that's around average. mid-60s at the coast. 65 daly city. i think some of the fog will continue to' evaporate throughout the afternoon n the north bay some of the warmest numbers ranging from the low 80s in sonoma, 85 in calistoga, but the further north you get up to cloverdale, 86. 84 in clear lake with 72 in sausalito. near east bay more mid-70s for richmond. berkeley, how about 77 degrees today with 81 union city. more mid-80s here in the inland valleys and 86 livermore, 85 pleasanton and down by the monterey bay a little bit of fog here and there but for the most part you wake up to clear skies, 79 watsonville, and 80 salinas. here's the forecast for the weekend. we call it warm and the only
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changes really at the coast from today through tomorrow. more of a sea breeze tomorrow. then the winds kick in with perhaps a stronger offshore no by the middle of the week, staying dry through the period with temperatures hovering around 70 at our coast, mid-and up he were 70s around the bay. so this will definitely dry us out and we will have to watch for fire danger come early to mid-next week. >> lisa, thanks very much. in sports, stanford and cal are both at home today. the bears play utah at at&t, and eighth ranked cardinals take on number 25 washington at 5:00. meanwhile the raiders still aren't saying who will be the starting quarterback for tomorrow's game against the kansas city chiefs. here's collin with more in sports. >> good morning. hu jackson is playing it close to the vest. his thinking why show my hand before i have to, despite reports that he would announce a starting quarterback for sunday's game against kansas city on friday, jackson said it will be a game-time decision. kyle, he seemed to be the save pick here with solid in relief of jason campbell last weekend
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but carson palmer, a two-time pro bowler, he was brought to oakland for one reason, to get the raiders to the playoffs. both men split the reps this week. >> i'm not in a rush. i am going to watch this tape, watch the practice tape, sit down, meet with my staff, talk to upper management, and martin davis, and make the right decision. >> we don't know what's going to happen but whoever is in there, we have to have his back. we have to have each other's back. we are all family. if kyle is the guy, we are going to back him. if koss is the guy, we will back him or whoever it is, it don't matter. >> hu says he knows he is going to start but he didn't want to tell the media yet. but perhaps more important is who will handle the kicking duties. sebastian is questionable with a sore left hamstring. the raiders worked out three tickers friday afternoon -- worked out three kickers friday afternoon as insurance. >> again, i'm not going to make any skies. if he can't go, he can't go.
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we will get somebody who can. >> dana, the most experienced ever the three, worked out yesterday. and a battle of pac-12s unbeatens. washington rolls into town. a match-up. high-powered offenses with nfl tight ends like colby and the quarterbacks. everyone knows about an due luck, 18 touchdown passes this year, heisman candidate, but keith price for the dogs. unknown to most, he has 21 touchdown passes. they are talking heisman for him in seattle. >> oh, man that's correct is crazy because just a couple weeks ago that was not there. i'm not worried about that, i'm worried about this week. >> you have been a cool customer. he got hit a couple times, he bounces back and he will stay in the pocket and throw the ball with accuracy. and more than anything, i'm impressed. i'm impressed that the young quarterback can play at the level he's playing at. i think the ceiling for him is very high. >> a crucial game tonight at&t
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park. cal and utah, identical records. a win critical tore both squads to have a shot at a postseason bowl bid. the bears, they need to turn it around. they have lost three in a row. never in his nine year tenure as head coach has ted ford lost four straight. >> an opportunity for us to go out and play our best football. it's not about the big picture, it's about this week. we understand completely that utah is a great football team. stanford and utah can be seen here at 5:00. after the game we have the post-game reaction. and back in the studio larry beil will be joined by mike mcentire. cal fans, don't worry, we will have post-game reaction from the bears as well. >> the sharks have lost three straight. the devils have won three straight. something had to give last night in new jersey. the proud parents. joe thornton in attendance. they watched his son play his 1,000th career game.
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trailing in the third period, joe on cue, five-hole for the goal. first of the season. 63 seconds later the sharks tie it off. off the skates of ryane clowe and in. tied. levels retake the lead and then joe thornton centers, the rebound, to overtime and beyond it would go. shootout time. ryane clowe for the win. 4-3. san jose's first win in jersey since 2000. the road trip continues in boston against the defending stanley cup champions bruins. what's a phone call worth to you, i ask? for troy it was worth ten grand. that's how much he was find by the nfl for talking on his cellphone during sunday's game against jacksonville. turns out he had been removed from the game with a mild concussion and was calling his wife to tell her that he was okay. so 10 grand lighter in the wallet, but he's not in the doghouse at home. that's all that matters. that's your morning's sports.
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be sure to tune in today at 4:00. larry beil with a complete day in college football. until then, i'm collin. have a good day everyone. president obama announces the war in iraq is coming to an end. find out what he says is the greatest challenge as our nation >> and also we will show how they have beaten the odds [ mom ] hey guys. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon are an irresistible sunday morning idea.
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with the death of gadhafi and the announcement the iraq war is coming to an end, president obama plan calls for repo cussing on jobs at home. he announced yesterday all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of the year. he said u.s. objectives in libya were achieved without putting troops in harm's way. and he said other strikes let the u.s. begin drawing down forces in afghanistan. >> over the past decade we spent $1 trillion on war, borrowed heavily from overseas and invested too little in the greatest source of our national strength, our own people. now the nation we need to build is our own. we have to tackle this challenge with the same urgency and the same unity our troops brought to their fight. mr. obama again calls on congress to pass the american jobs act. the response urges passage of a
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gop alternative to the passage of the presidents $474 billion plan. >> the state department of prisons has begun sending out 26,000 playoff notices to prison employees. this includes guards and other classify indications. the notices affect employees with less than ten years on the job. the new law passed by governor brown shifts lower level offenders to county jails, which makes for fewer prisoners in the state system. skiers will soon be flocking to lake tahoe and seasonal workers or sorely needed. heavenly, kirk wood, north star, sierra, tahoe are all holding job fares today. they don't want only want lift operators, food and beverage clerks, ski school, parking attendance are also needed. job fair times vary at each resorts. other resorts will hold similar events next month. >> california's unemployment rate has taken another ever so slight down turn. it fell two tents of a point in september to 11.9%.
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employers added almost 12,000 jobs last month. however, the bay area job his rate is well below the state average. marin county was the lowest at 7.4%, san francisco 8.3%. now, if you are one of those looking for a job, we are here to help. our next hire event job fair is tuesday, november 8th. abc7 is co-sponsor the fair with the job journal. it will be held in concord from noon to four. you can find more details on abc7news.com under "see it on tv." not every high school in the bay area can say it's entire graduating class was accepted to four year colleges. very few can. but education reporter explains most of the students come from underserved communities. >> cal prep is a partnership between aspired public charter schools and u.c. berkeley.
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their college experience begins in high school. every student here muff 15 college credits to graduate. >> i think i took four different college lass in my freshman year. >> graduate students from u.c. berkeley come to this high school to teach college course or to tutor. also once a week some students are allowed to walk to u.c. berkeley, less than a of mile away, to audit a class. they are preparing students not only to be college ready but college successful. >> the retention rate for first-year students, especially of our demographic, is so low, and we don't want students to work this hard to get into college and then drop out. >> cal prep is an aspired public school, one of the largest nonprofit college school organizations in the nation. their academic strategy sets them apart. once a week teachers assess each student. >> if i'm having a problem supporting a student and i can't figure out what works for them, then i can go ask their english teacher where they have an a and
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say what do i need to know so i can support them? >> class participation is mandatory. and those rubber ducks tossed at them insure each student understands the material. >> in this classroom they are there and they have to participate because the conversation doesn't move until everyone is working on the content at hand. >> california's superintendent of public schools says he wants to take those strategies that are working and apply them at other schools. >> what we want to do is compare the success elements of a school that is having its test scores and children thriving academically. >> a state-wide education symposium is scheduled for next march. in berkeley, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> lisa is going to talk to us about the forecast. you are saying pretty darn nice? >> that's what you are saying but i'm agreeing. you are right. although this morning it's cold out there. >> yeah. >> in our north bay valleys low 40s. san francisco 59. sutro showing that -- looks
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pretty clear, and it is. just some patchy ground fog. we will talk about the clear start, the warm finish, the mild weekend and the offshore flow. that's all coming up. >> that's a lot. also ahead bay area scientists on a mission to rescue the reefs. this morning we slowly you one of the
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>> oakland international airport is taking a generous step to boost travel during the holidays. how about free parking. starting thanksgiving travelers parting midweek can park for free up to three days. promotion runs through thursday, december 22nd. it's important to note you much register to take advantage of the give way. we have more information on our website, abc7news.com. just click on "see it on tv." heavy metal music may not be for everyone but in some parts of the world the head banging sound actually illegal. there are places where heavy
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metal artists are threatened with violence and prison. we report on an east bay musician trying to rescue them. >> this is heavy metal via teran, and for 23-year-old ziran, being a heavy metal musician made him a target of his own government. >> if you are washing on the street with long hair and some metal t-shirt, they will arrest you. they cut your hair. they have scissors. >> he said he was beaten pretty badly after an arrest but instead of taking off the heavy metal shirt and sheering his hair, he escaped. it was this youtube video playing in a dark room that got the attention of chris contose. >> and this kid was out of control on the guitar. he was doing things that are bay area bread stylistically. >> with his help he now calls the east bay home. he is the fonder of a group
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called the alliance for art efforts rescues for afar for short. it is to aid heave metal musicians who are being persecuted in their home countries for their music and their message. >> we are oppressed and satanic and they are all these things they want to throw on us and most of us aren't. >> right now he is hosting a south african group called "contrast the water." the heavy metal growling is shocking in south africa but it's their political message about the violence there that put them on the government's radar. >> we have the most constitutional governments in the world and we live in one of the most oppressed governments in the world. >> they don't want to adan done south africa. instead he hopes to get them signed to a during label and keep them during outside of south africa where they are safe from attack. >> if you are endangered from
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the music you play and the mutualsic you are talking about, we will help you get out. >> in oakland, abc7 news. >> he's rocking on. are you into heavy metal some. >> not so much. how about you? >> i like the cause. >> kind of '70s, you know. >> and it's still here. we aren't going to do movie reviews now. we will talk about the forecast. >> i mentioned 70s and 80s. >> we get together. >> it will make sense. you know, we are looking at a little patchy ground fog this morning, you and i anyway, right? >> yeah. >> and 40s in the napa valley. very chilly. 59 in san francisco. everyone today will warm up. in fact, warmer than average out there. so we will be looking at conditions, you know, to really improve throughout the next several days. and as we head over to check out
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the temperatures right now, we are talking about numbers in the 50s. 43 in napa. boy, look at the numbers in the south bay. quite mild, 56 mountain view, 56 san jose with 52 in the livermore valley. the highlights clear and cool this morning. patchy ground fog. when that dissipates we will look for a lot of sunshine. 7:25 is the sunrise. so between now and then we will drop a couple more degrees. so our coolest numbers right before sunrise. the 7:00 hour we should see a few more perhaps 40s. but locally windy conditions next week. that's a continued offshore flow, but the high will shift. we are talking about high fire danger potentially into early to the middle of next week. so we are drying out the atmosphere today, tomorrow with 60s at our coast, 70s across the bay. we are talking upper 70s in oakland, and 80s here in our inland valleys. this doesn't change much tomorrow, though the high will shift a little to the east so that will allow for the 60s here to become perhaps low
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60s. we drop a few degrees, one to three degrees along the. here's the setup right now. take a look at the cloud deck that's well to the north with that surface high pressure building in and pushing the clouds to the north. and eventually this changes just enough by early next week that we could see some fire danger locally around the bay. but between now and then, it's high pressure right over california. so this surface high allowing for a pretty big warmup today for the end of october. so enjoy it if you like it warm. we are talking plenty of 80s inland. really no changes tomorrow inland. subtle changes along our coast. and across the state really it's going to be hard to find that fog. 82 los angeles, 80 in yosemite. that's warm. and in the south bay we are talking mid-80s. 84 campbell, 82 santa clara. and peninsula 66 at half moon bay. so a little bit of patchy fog there. 80 redwood city. san francisco low 70s today. partly cloudy at our beaches.
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80 in san rafael, 82 napa. near east bay, 75 berkeley and 79 san leandro, 82 in fremont with numbers warming here another five degrees or so for above normal in pleasanton. 80 salinas. here's the accuweather forecast. everyone warms up today and tomorrow we will see a slight cool down primarily at the coast. stronger offshore flow by early next week. and perhaps high fire danger then because between now and then the atmosphere continues to dry out. we usually recover at night with the high humidity and the fog. but very little of that in the days ahead and then the winds in the afternoon could create a problem. we will watch it for you. dry the next seven days. >> you make a good point. the cooler temperatures and we had kind of a wet summer. >> we have. >> and now here come the fire danger. >> right. it takes a little bit of that wind and we are dry again. a lot of brush out there, as well. >> yeah. lisa, thanks. >> okay. >> the world's corral reefs are in trouble.
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seen tests say 70% of the reefs could be gone in 15 years and that's why the california academy of sciences sent an expedition to what may be the richest reefs in the world. they are in the philippines. abc7 news made the trip as well and we are taking you along. here's dan with the aassign men 7 report. >> the corral reefs in the central philippines are believed to have more species of life than any other ocean system in the world. scientists are here to test that theory and to look for new species. an academy photographer shot this underwater video of research that could help save the reefs before it's too late. >> it should bring international conservation attention to this area. >> healey hamilton is a conservation biologist trying to turn research on biodiversity into practice solutions to protect the planet. she's also an expert on sea horses and their cousins called pipe fish. interesting little creatures.
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they can't open their mouths. >> all have tube snout through which they suck in a rapid and strong motion. >> philippines pipe fish are not well-known and the team is finding a wide variety. eve one gets the tip of its tail clipped for dna analysis. >> it's going to grow back and he's going to be fine. >> another exciting find, on the branches of giant sea fans, big my sea horses less than an inch long perfectly camouflaged to match the color of their host. all these creatures, and the others, who depend to on roar cal reefs are threatened by climate change and pollution and other things. meet toughfy, a sea horse that's about to become an ambassador for the ocean. it's an important job bus first he has to spend the night a bucket. >> he's a pregnant male. that is right, pregnant male. >> in sea horses males actually give birth. the female deposits the eggs in the belly of the male.
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>> and you can see his pouch is filled with little baby sea horses. >> we may call them sea horses but they are actually fish. they secure themselves by wrapping their tails around things, in this case an oxygen tube. in the morning toughfy's real adventure starts. first a boundcy car ride and then a steep staircase. finally he's a celebrity guest of this meeting at local community leaders and teachers. this is a key part of the exhibition. academy of filipino scientists sharing what they are learning, becoming partner in conservation with the local community. >> give them a more sense of pride to actually protect what is in here. >> at this meeting the local mayor is delighted by news that his town may be in the middle of the world's richest corral reefs. >> it would showcase my town. that's one of the best nations in the country, if not the entire world. >> he pledges to do what he can for conservation. the next day toughfy's work is
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done, and he's released. 70 feet deep, just where he belongs. >> i hope so much that he's able to give birth to his belly full of babies and live a happy life. dan tells us the academy scientists believe they discovered as many as 500 new species. and we will share it all with you in an hour-long special. join dan ashley for reefs to rain forests, the great expedition. that's tonight at 10:00. don't go away, 7 on your side is next. >> a woman is shocked when the glass on her oven door suddenly explodes. i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is com ♪ [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies with hershey's chocolate chips. for a moment of warm, gooey, togetherness. chocolate chip cookies... from pillsbury. and these are the ones you'll love on a school night. pillsbury crescent dogs
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>> if a glass breaks usually you know why. one bay woman area was shocked when the glass on her oven door exploded apparently for no reason. michael finney investigated. >> martha cavanaugh is showing us what is left of her oven door. it used to have a glass shield over the metal face until the day it blew off. >> i heard this big noise like a boom. i thought maybe somebody hit the house. >> it happened when martha was alone in the house getting dressed for a wedding. she heard the loud noise and went into the kitchen. >> the first thing i saw my floor was full of all this white stuff. i couldn't believe my eyes. >> it took a minute to realize the glass had blown off the door of her 7-year-old general electric oven. millions of tiny fragments were scattered in all directions. here martha shows us the pieces, six pounds of broken glass swept into this shopping bag. >> basically the oven door spontaneously exploded. >> martha's son, tim, said it
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happened for no apparent reason. they hadn't used the of anyone two days. no one was even in the kitchen. still, their home warranty company would not cover the repair, saying someone muff whacked it. they claimed it broke due to physical force. martha said no way. >> like i would hit the oven or something hit the oven. no. >> martha called general electric and it offered to send out a technician for a fee. martha said she shouldn't have to pay. >> i said let's try 7 on your side. >> they did contact us and we got a hole of general electric. they told us indeed the glass on a range can suddenly shattered if it has been somehow damaged beforehand. ge also said the glass may not actually break until long after the damage was done, even months later. the company said ge warns consumers about inadvertent damage to glass oven doors, including the potential for broken or shattered glass.
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al they said avoid scratching are impacting glass doors, cook tops or control panels. doing so may lead to glass breakage. ge did not say how bad the damage must be to result in shattering. they said breaks are very rare but they use tempered glass designed to break safely if it breaks. he has been repairing appliance force 30 years. he said the most vulnerable glass is the piece inside the door, especially after running a self cleaning psyche . >> the outer glass doesn't are break that often. >> she is sure she didn't damage the door. however, after we got involved ge did replace her free and for free. >> it really does work to call 7 on your side. >> the consumer product safety commission says there is no recall for this problem. now we would like to thank ge for really stepping up to the plate and fixing things. i'm michael finney, 7 on your
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>> mears the numbers from last night's megamillion dollars drawing. who got them? nobody got them all. tuesday night's jackpot estimated at $57 million. an eye-popping exhibit, called the splendor of india's royal courts premarried at -- premiered this weekend. it's a dazzling trip inside india's kingdom. >> 250 years of india's art from jewelry to clothing. exploring a culture often steeped in mystique. >> it tells stories and that's
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what makes in an matt objects come to life. >> great kings, their lives were extravagant but they were also political leaders. >> may have defied the taste, and religious duties and worldly pledgers. >> and patrons of the arts looking for excellence from jewelry to detailed wedding dress, even furniture. their means of transportation could be unconventional. elephant, and this is the thrown they would ride. then there's the eye-popping carriage, completely clad in silver. a lot of detail. weighs 3,000 pounds. a highlight of grand procession. and this is a necklace of nearly 3,000 diamond. that yellow one is the seventh largest polished diamond in the world. it's the biggest work he has done for one client. >> this necklace reflects the lavish lifestyle of and shows
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their wealth and power. >> they were the rulers of their kingdoms. they were the highest public figures for their constituency, for their people. >> ruling from this, the royal seat of power. there is definitely a show biz look to this exhibit. timely as the asian ren vents itself. >> the best looks are from asian that often have not been shown before. >> it comes from london's victoria and albert museum. it will be here through april 8th. don sanchez, abc7 news. >> next at six, president obama is ending the war in iraq. his surprise announcement about when our troops will leave, and one tough dog, shot dozens of times, but still somehow
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