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>> good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil >> time to pull out cold weather gear today. people are finding ways to keep their hands warm from the chill. >> yes. find your gloves we're expecting a mild freeze and a cold blast still on the way. this is a live picture looking across the bay. >> taking you into the sierra, you can see snow present. it's windy up there
this is through lake tahoe tv. spencer christian is on assignment right now, sandhya patel is tracking it for us. >> yes. let me show you the colder air mass starting to move n that is why you're geel fooeling difference in the air today. 5 to 15 degrees cooler, if you think that is chilly out there, wait until tonight. a freeze warning going up for the north bay, 2:00 a.m in wee hours of the morning running until thursday at 9:00 a.m 0s overnight. so possible damage to sensitive plants. protect your pipes we do have a freeze warning extending into the bay area with the exception of san francisco, beginning at 9:00 p.m running until 9:00 a.m on thursday. subfreezing temperatures will be south there is a risk of hypothermia. looking at the view of skies clearing out. temperatures toppling. tomorrow morning. santa rosa waking up to 29.
napa, 27. 31 fairfield, concord and livermore, if you think that is cold. wait until what you see what is coming up. >> thank you. >> we have seen the sun but it was crisp in places. >> sure. carolyn tyler joins us live now. it's expected to get close to freezing mark later tonight. carolyn? >> well, larry this is the first time i've had to pull on my heavy coat. very needed it off and on today. you can see from the board behind me, it's doing okay right now in walnut creek. so it's expected to be down right cold tonight. since it cold, let's check out the pool. diablo solar services has about 25,000 customers using water insulated solar panels to heat pools. >> this water in the panels.
panels in this home are being trained nochlt pools but you have plants like citrus? well, you might want to buy protective spray or a blanket from pleasant hill. >> what >> temperatures above freezing. sxiet the fact we haven't had a three to degree mark. sometimes, frost can settle on plants when it's 33, 34, 35 out. >> orchard supply has stocked up on space heaters from inexpensive to fancy. we're told fire wood is a big seller, if you're cold, imagine children with no coats. supervisor
collecting new coats for all students in a low income elementary school in richmond. >> we see kids without coats n this cold weather, it makes you understand importance of being properly clothed so you're ready to learn. he organized the coat drive five years now. this year, they're 200 coats shy of the goal, and could use your help. >> remember, you can get abc7 news weather app for alerts on severe weather in your neighborhood. down load it for free. >> rescue crews wrapped up a search for the day for a missing bay area family lost in the idaho wilderness. their small plane took off from oregon bound for montana.dale smith wasw plas
detected a faint signal from the emergency transmitter and dispatched two national guard helicopters to help 20 searchers looking on the ground smith is founder and ceo of a company called serial tech. a business partner says smith is known for engineering skills and charity work. >> he's a religious man, teaches seminary every morning before he comes to work. >> four family members were on board, including his sorngs daughter in law, his daughter and her fee yawns yachlt crews will resume the search tomorrow. >> bart unions filed a lawsuit today saying it broke the law receiving a single item. >> this is a story we had on friday. >> the lawsuit filed in court says it was illegal for the bart board to remove a single item
from the bart contract. >> they must honor total final agreement. we're asking the court to enforce the employer obligation to do so. >> the lawsuit is going to delay a resolution to this dispute. >> this after two strikes the unions fat rat fied it. bart says it discovered a clause was signed by mistake. section 4.8 giving workers six weeks of paid family medical leave. bart says paper trail shows the district rejected it twice and never intended to agree to it because it makes the deal far too expensive. >> there are ways we can implement that language that would be acceptable, we believe to both parties they're not willing to entertain that discussion. >> reporter: unions have not heard from bart since before the disputed vote.
>> the manager did reach out to leadership after finding the mistake, asked to sit down to have a conversation about it. those requests have gone unanswered. >> reporter: unions say there is no strike planned but they're not ruling it out, either. >> a bitter contract sdpooit dispute between police and the city of san jose was closer today, officers called for a 10% restoration of pay cuts low pay blamed as a major reason why 69 officers have resigned this year alone the city council is set to vote on the deal next tuesday. >> in addition to that new contract, san jose police getting a ride. their feet of 300 crown victorias is aging.ford doesn't make that vehicle anymore the department is testing out two replacements. they will buy
whichever car works out best for them. >> an investigation into why a dump truck ran into a home this morning. the accident happened at 6:20 this morning in cupertino two. people were sleeping inside of the home. no one was injured. the employee at the corner store was first to get to the scene. >> the people that are at the house now are house sitting. and so, they have explaining to do. >> deputies are still trying to figure out what led to the crash and do not believe alcohol was a factor. a driver told a witness he lost control of the steering. >> five people were released from the hospital after being hurt on the scene. investigators say a white van carrying 11 giants minor leaguers was in an
accident with a car. five players had minor injuries. a major honor for oakland athletics general manager. baseball america and this past season, a's won american league west for a second year. they a's have won 194 games most in the big leagues. success highlighted in movie money ball. we'll tell you about the trades on abc # news at 6:00 >> still ahead at 4:00 was the third time a charm for a bay area ceo's private rocket launch? plus... >> i'm spencer christian with the tap dancing christmas trees we're kicking off the give where you live food drive. we'll show how you can give where you live.
>> right now a space rocket is heading into orbit in space the falcon 9 took off from cape canaveral in florida. the rocket launch was scrubbed twice because of technical problems. >> all kinds of jobs from english teacher to counterintelligence agent were offered today at the job fair of the year. it's the last job fair of the year. the lacking for programmers and researchers and tv news writers you can find a link on abc7 news.com. >> business news cyber news now,
a bunch of records >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon. cyber monday sales marked biggest online line shopping day in history. shoppers around the country logged on to score cyber monday deals sending sales up 20% from last year. microsoft, on the other hand says it's seeing record demand for the new x box 1 cones yoel, saying it's selling every console it can make. and did sewn geez it sold 1.2 million play station 4s and is available in 32 countries after launching in north america. >> u.s. stocks closed lower torqued sending dow and s and p lower for the third session. flip side your blamberg silicon
valley closing higher google making it's cloud service available to general customers today, offering support, faster storage and a 10% price cut part of the attempt to steal customers from fellow cloud service providers like amma son and microsoft. from bloomberg studios in san francisco, larry, carolyn, back to you. >> emily, thank you. >> for 22 years abc7 teamed up with food banks to help feed thousands of families we're hoping you'll give where you live. >> yes. we're chipping in $one for every pledge on the abc7 news facebook page. spencer christian joins us live from bay street shopping center. where are the dancers? >> dancers are taking a break. a much-needed break bufr we're not taking a break from trying to
feed hungry people in the bay area. we're working with the alameda county community food bank. i'm going to talk to people who are contributing to their efforts as well. there is i know you had a great day on thanksgiving day. how many people did you feed? >> we fed those in the community struggling. thursday we fed 50, then, the day before, wednesday we had food they're able to take to go home. we had 300 that day. and we've been seeing a rise in the need of those this coming year, we opened at 10:00. they line up at 6:00 in the morning to come, get food. so there is a huge need this time of the year.
>> and you're a client and volunteer. how important is it snou >> without ministry, a lot of people would go hungry. it's great to give back. >> you're looking for work. >> you're trying to support yourself? >> yes. it's important to know this is not just for people looking ahead this is for people trying to feed their families. they need help. >> exactly. when working he says he had a good job but that dried up. and he's been able to this have this as well. >> best of you. you can help us, by the way by texting a $0
donation. so open your hearts and give. >> spence yes, thank you. we can see spencer bundled up. a turtle neck. >> there is a reason he's bundled up. it's cold. and getting colder. >> temperatures down in that area into 50s. and so about 15 degree drop. if you're going to go out, join spencer, it's a great cause. let me show you live doppler seven hd. we'll talk about frigid weather still to come. clear skies across the area. the sierra is seeing this fresh powder is on the ground. into the 50s just about
everywhere. sunshine from our camera, it is clear. concord low 50s along with napa. looking at the view, nice day shade of blue here. this is a look at the forecast. freeze warning in the north bay. into san francisco, colder tomorrow night. a wintery fix is expected friday and saturday. we're talking about snow showers. colder air is settling in. freezing cold nights. we're expecting this air to continue to affect our weather. we have another system. it's going to work down. it's a thursday at 4:00 p.m . another cold system bringing us rain showers and going to cause snow levels to drop we'll have cold air dropping n we'll talk about low snow
levels.. in sierra nevada winter storm watch going up, west slope expecting a half foot to a foot. if you love to ski, snow board this is the time for you. here in the bay area toechl morning, you might want to grab your heavy coats. 28 clover dale. i'd grab a hot drink if i were you. 31 in fairfield. mid-30s in fremont and san jose and palo alto. oakland, not too many places escaping 30s there. 40 degrees. it's going to be cold in mornings and chilly into afternoon. upper 40s to low 50s. looking at the accu-weather forecast, freeze will expand and
cold showers friday afternoon. look at the highs, 40s and 50s milder temperatures monday and tuesday. >> up next a magical dress worn by princess diana went up for sale today. how much it takes to dress like that, coming up at 4:30 >> why are these engineers who normally work on space craft and rockets working on a car? we'll explain, still to come. >> give where yo
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regular train service will resume on the new york city commuter line the skeeven a deadly train derailment. >> officials say the engineer caught himself nodding off at the controls. >> more now from new york. >> reporter: a 20 year veteran of the railroad, a train engineer william rockefeller junior told investigators he's unsure why he didn't apply
brakes heading into a sharp turn officials say he may have zoned out, or fallen asleep. >> we don't know the interview was being conducted this afternoon. >> new york governor says this to a local radio station. >> it was no track also, there are liability questions. >> reporter: investigators say the train was driving in a zone for 30. the brakes weren't applied until seconds before. >> simp ply put based on data there is no brake systems were not functioning properly. >> overnight a vigil at the site for four killed in the wreck. james ferrari, heading to work.
a nurse, heading home from night shift. dona smith on the way to see her sister. and james, an nbc technician traveling to rockefeller center to test the christmas tree. >> just the best father. always supportive. >> the results of the drug and alcohol tests are not available. investigators looking at his cell phone, engineers not aal w aallowed to use cell phones while operating the train. >> another case of deadly speed, >> top says underway on the bodies of fast and furious star paul walker and his friend vin diesel showed up today. >> if my brother were here and saw all of the buzz you're bringing here, if he can see all of have you showed up to show my brother love, just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down here. and healing that angel up in heaven.
>> new video sheds light on moment after impact. you can see the movement of the trees then black smoke. walker's friend was driving the two hit a light pole and a tree. investigators believe they were speeding. universal pictures is expected to go forward with the next film. a group of south korean veterans are demanding release of an 85-year-old palo alto member being held in north korea. they were waiting for newman the day after he was forced off the plane. the 85-year-old was seen on state tv last weekend apologizing for alleged war time crimes in what was widely seen as coerced statement. >> detroit is now the largest american city to qualify for
bankruptcy protection. a judge ruled it was insolvent and pension checks could be cut during a bankruptcy proceeding. the ruling after a nine-day trial and four months after the city filed for chapter nine bankruptcy protection. detroit will be allowed to search for a way to pay off debt. >> the big tuberculosis scare on the u.s. airways flight over the weekend turned out to be nothing. officials in arizona now say a man aboortd the flight expected of having tuberculosis negative the man was singled out. passengers were told they'd been exposeed and were advised to contact their physicians immediately. officials deny passengers had to seek medical care. >> vents are suspended at uc cancelled after a fourth student
was diagnosed with meningitis. college students are prone to contracting meningitis because of close proximity to one another. a strain is not cover whidbey the vaccine not available in this country. a dna company 23 and me is facing a class action lawsuit, accused of misleading customers the agency expressed concerns it could lead consumers to undergo unnecessary procedures. 23 and me says it does not comment on legal matters. >> coming up, the tip waiters just dream about. especially at this time of the year. big money servers sxefd a message behind it >> later seahawks making big
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a new revelation of how pope francis made a living. >> he used to work as a bouncer in argentinea. a tough guy the pope previously acknowledged work sweeping floors and running tests in a lab as a teenager. >> he admitted he suffers from a bit of stage fright and felt nervous celebrating the first mass after being elected pontiff. >> who won't? >> you don't want to mess with the pope because he'll throw you out of there. >> anonymous people are leaving giant tips. >> two have been left in san francisco restaurants we have a receipt to show you last month, you can see a $1500 tip on there signed simply tips
for jesus. the bartender, bus boy and hostess were tipped out the bulk went to the waiter. >> he was thrilled because that doesn't happen often. a 300% tip is unique. >> two months ago a server at tacolicious received a $1,000 tip the bill was only $152. owner says nobody can remember who left tip but since they share their tips among the staff, everybody was pretty happy. >> yes. a thousand dollars at a taco place? huge. >> spencer christian is on assignment but sandhya patel is tracking it for us. >> yes. i'm tracking the winter-like chill. clear skies but it's going to start to feel like winter. expecting freezing
cold conditions going under a freeze warning at 2:00 a.m 20s expected overnight you know the drill protect your pets, pipes and plants. livermore, low temperatures, 30 degrees upper 20s thursday and friday colder mornings coming up. doing traveling tahoe will see snow showers with yosemite. you can see how cold sit there. 51 in monterey. los angeles 63 degrees. tomorrow afternoon, it's going to be chilly. expecting highs into upper 40s to the mid-50s in places like santa cruz. sun will be out. we're going to have to deal with freezing conditions we're in the going to be dealing with high temperatures in december, thursday morning is colder. then, friday, we'll be talking about rain, live doppler
seven hd may be tracking snow. here locally, in the bay area. yes. yes. so that is getting very cold. >> yes. indeed. >> wintery. >> thank you. >> still ahead at 4:00 message from san francisco's students to end bully and what one of them found surprising when making a video. >> alameda county community food bank for abc7 give where you live food drive. how you can help fight hunger. >> i'm michael finney going through security at airports about to get easier. how does ♪ getting cozy. ♪ shopping for gifts online. ♪ the perfect way to get into the spirit any time. ♪ ♪ hello target.com. ♪ that's my kind of holiday. uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay?
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♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. nearly 300 community organizations help the alameda county food bank. >> abc7's spencer christian is at the helm tonight for us. >> hi, carolyn and larry.
both is set up here, we encourage to you help out. joining us two, special guests. susan bason, we've worked together many times, and jackie stewart, food program director for greater church of god in christ. many people are not aware of the great need here in the bay area. >> it's astonishing. food banks 7600,000 people each month. >> are you seeing increase in the number of children at your center? >> absolutely. we are. and i think a big part of it is because they just have that bill and food stamps took it from people. but they didn't replace it. we saw more children that
were included in the number of families then we have been seeing. >> and seniors as well? >> there are a lot of seniors also that i affected by it. yes. >> what do you encourage people to do? give time, food, money? >> yes. all three. we'd love that. you know, $one we can stretch it, providing $four worth of food people come down and volunteer they'll love us we know. that >> i love them. it's true. >> it's fun. fun. right? >> we just want them to get involved with us anyway they can. >> we're going to see one way they can get involved. you can text the food feed, a $ten donation. $one translates into about $four worth of food i'm going here at 5:00 and 6:00. you can't escape by pleas for
help. just open up your hearts and give we'll be here next two and a half hours, we hope you'll help us out. >> thank you very much, spencer. we'll see you next hour. you can help by going to abc7 news facebook page and take the pledge to give. up to $75,000. everybody taking the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. >> san francisco district attorney announced winners of the antibullying campaign. >> i remember hiding words thinking it would end but words never stopped. >> this poignant video of being a bullying victim made by a high school 9th grader
the district attorney sponsored this contest. the third place winner says she's bullying at while making the video. >> people walked by look like what are you doing? why are you putting stupid and fat on the locker? no one asked. that is the problem. >> george gascone says half teens are affected by cyber bullying. >> peyton manning kind enough to reply to a wedding invitation from two complete strangers he declined manning faces another etiquette test the rules say he's obligated to send a wedding gift. the bride is just thrilled he responded.
>> fans so loud the instruments registered small tremors at virus points in the game. they were going nuts in seattle. experts compared this to when a car rocks back and forth. >> wow. >> tsa making a move that should make it easier to be in the expedited prescreening program. >> yes. >> i'm going to be lining up so i don't have to line up. you'll be able to apply to call fi through those lines. tsa says you can fill out an application online. then, go for an interview in los angeles, new
york, washington, d.c. or indianapolis. those approved will be able to go through security with shoes, belts and lights on, and, with their lap tops still in suitcases. the federal consumer protection bureau taking over oversight of the third party companies which handle student loans. p finding some gave out incorrect information. >> motto yoela's web site crashed, and they will again offer the $150 discount on a motox phone nochlt contract required. sale starts at 9:00 a.m tomorrow our time z will be repeated again this coming
monday. now, coming up, at 5:00 a story for expecting moms. if you know someone who is a new mom, i team up with consumer reports to reveal the possible dangers of used baby strollers. we've talked about it. there is new information. >> thank you. >> sure >> coming up next some of silicon valley's greatest minds at work. >> how they built a car in only hours. >> hi there i'm dan ashley. coming up at 5:00 a freeze warning about to hit the bay area, we're going to take you tloif show what people are doing to prepare for the cold. and that missing san jose man and family lost in the idaho wilderness. you're going to hear the latest from a deputy who
do at 10:00. join us after that for abc7 news at 11:00. smart minds in silicon valley are pushing them selves and deep inside one of the secret facilities, engineers who usually work on space craft and rockets were engaged in an exercise to push themselves beyond their comfort levels. david louie getting a look at a story you can see on abc7 news and is live now in sunnyvale. david? >> there is no question this is the scene of an unusual work shop build a car in nine hours and as a team building exercise. i'm learning as i go. >> they're building a car today, they're engineers and a few employees from areas like matt. part of a team building
exercise. the reason we've chosen this car is because they have to come in, think about what they're doing. and then just work together. >> they're on a tight deadline from foorts finished car the work has to be done in nine hours. 200 people will work in small teams for an hour at a time. >> this is about it's not the way i normally do my job. >> but certainly challenges are built in, requiring teams to solve problem was tools on hand no fudging is awill youed this vehicle has to be street ready at the end of the day. >> they put the engine in, strongly they are trying to make us think. and think outside of the
box. so what happened it wasn't at a 90 degree angle to put the axel through it. they had to disassemble the engine everything owe would sit properly. >> the completed vehicle better be perfect, because someone purchased it. we'll be back at 6:00 to show you how it turned out. we're live at lockheed martin, david louie, abc7 news. >> we'll see you at 6:00. they have neat construction, had company with the parts. christmas came early for some kids today, 2000 filed into city hall this morning. the toys donated by san francisco firefighters toy program. today's event yuft a warm up.
firefighters gave toys to families last year. thanks for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00 the news at 5:00 begins right now. >> hopefully he doesn't have cell phone contact a business partner remains hopeful a man and his family are still alive after the plane goes missing. >> also, get ready it will soon feel like the polar express pull into theed bay area. >> that is right. i'm sandhya patel. where warnings are going up and how much your temperatures will plunge, coming up. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley >> the bay area and whuch of california bracing for cold weather. >> we are. cold weather is a concern for the considerate
truss crop. worry majority could be damaged on the vines. >> it's cold with an 18 degree high this, is video courtesy of lake tahoe tv. four inches of snow has fallen. >> here are pictures of interstate 80. caltrans warning drivers heading up owe to get ready >> meft of us don't think about swimming but pool companies get busy. they need to shut off heating systems and drain panels for those using water insulated solar panels the water could freeze and split open panels. >> here is a look from our camera. sun is setting and temperatures dropping. >> let's get the latest from
sandhya patel. >> yes. freeze warnings affecting north bay first tomorrow night showing you live doppler seven hd. clearing skies. freeze warning temperatures at 2:00 a.m tomorrow, running until thursday, at 9:00 a.m . expecting 20s overnight. we're going to flirt with records possible damage to sensitive plants protect your pipes and don't forget about pets. wednesday night, thursday morning there is an increased risk of hypo therma. checking out the view, you can see why. those numbers are going down. low 30s in concord and livermore, colder weather is ahead we may be talking about snow showers here in the bay area. details coming up. >> thank you very much. ab