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low. 60%. now, we know why. there is a drought and we know the cause of the drought. there is a high pressure system they called it ridiculous ridge. and it's off the coast but the cause has been a debate now, they know it's climates change. >> you're looking at a phd candidate that discovered the ridd ridd riddic ridge. >> here it is on the north pacific. the one persisted for two winters now. >> that is the rock. and the stream. yeah. that big red blob is over the course of the animation is
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usually aware of the jet stream and storm track would be >> it's the physical cause of the california drought. today, daniel published an academic paper connecting climate change with formation of that ridge. the study based on models both existing and hypothetical. in one model he looked at conditions today, and another, no carbon emissions at all. >> there is no evidence that this is permanent. we've shown this this will occur. >> what does this mean for the rest of us? proof this is a cause. from stanford, abc7 news. >> crews credit the rain with helping them gain ground against that massive king fire burning
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in the sierra. cal fire reports the fire is 89% contained. the fire charred 152 square miles investigators believe someone set that fire on purpose. the 37-year-old suspect remains in jail after pleading not guilty to arson. >> tonight new video, police using to investigate eight fires set in alameda. a video shows a man lurking outside early sunday morning. five minutes later a business went up in flames. fire gut that had building and a restaurant next door. police arrested two men and police are trying to determine whether the suspects are connected to fires set on friday.
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>> tonight a change is coming and the new rule yes means yes the governor signed a law designed to protect students from sexual assault. no means no. this is seen as a way to prevent rape college campuses. >> megan warner was raped during her freshman year. she felt no one was there owe to support her. she decided to fight to have the legislature fight yes is best bill. >> they believe this is where consent is valued.
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>> here that is only way not >> some and denied waits understood by both parties. anyone under the influence cannot give consent. this means for perpetrator intoxication will no longer be acceptable. >> this means that person is incapable of giving consent. that is not okay. >> the university of california has an affirmative >> this is something that needs
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to be addressed. >> it may take time, most agree it will be a matter of changing culture on campuses throughout california. >> this is part of a paradigm shift. in controlling peoples' impulses through policy. >> the law applies to all california colleges receiving state financial aid. >> police are on the lookout for thieves that smashed a window and stole several electric bicycles several videos shows what happened there. they punched it in, then went inside and grabbed two bikes a third thief took a bike there for repairs. >> i have been hearing from other business owners there are problems with smash and grabs. >> the owner says that will cost
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him about $10,000. >> the owner of a south of market bike shop says someone smashed through his window. the owner says the thief couldn't get past the security bars. >> it was broken in about five spaces. and it's in the center where the lock s looks like they tried to pry in to get to our $6,000 bike. but our gate kept them out. >> and what appears to be a separate incident. one restaurant owner says someone smashed his window, too. the owner says the customer broke that window. >> a deputy who pulled over a suspected drunk driver ended up getting dragged when the driver
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tried to get away. you can see the hole in the pants. the officer ended up. the deputy is okay, we're glad to tell you. police are investigating a wild car crash in front of a home on meadow lane. the driver lost control, hitting six parked cars no 11 was hurt. >> the board of supervisors is expected to vote on a plan on short term rentals people who rent to tourists the measure got the green light in committee today >> theed city hotel tax for
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rental chz starts this legislation moves forward to regulate the ruling to do more. >> this pushes back. >> for two years, karen and rudolpho used air b & b to host tourists. technically it's against san francisco law to offer rentals for fewer than 90 days. between what he calls bad activity and people trying to make income. >> we've had landlord who's evicted buildings to turn them into year round hotels we've heard from thousands who are struggling to pay the rent to make the mortgage during our affordability crisis. >> this couple uses the money to
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help their son pay down the law school debt. >> they get to see the real city. not just buildings or tourist things they get to -- they like the contact. >> the proposed law would require any unit must be the host's primary residence, obtain lie yinlt insurance and rentaling stwer the manning department. a hearing symbolized why this has been debateed and tweaked and debated again. >> this is rezoning to bed and breakfast was out homeowner notification of change protocol. >> this is very debt strimental we can turn our city into a city-sized theme park in the country. >> it's been a life safer with medical expenses >> short term rental supporters were out in full force. there are thousands of them in san francisco.
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in san francisco, abc7 news. >> we should know in about an hour whether court workers in san francisco could strike. union workers took a strike vote last wednesday. members of the fdiu union say negotiation was court management stalled. two years ago a strike virtually shut down the system. >> what could be a monumental change. a state law that gives an option to millions of college students across the state. >> taking a look at your financial statements. michael finney with a woman's story on how she was wrongly charged for years. >> coastal clouds right now and relatively cool conditions but a maj yeerm up coming our way. how hot it's going to be in the accu-weather forecast coming up.
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>> and an unusual feature of this property getting a lot of attention. what is that? stay w
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because of the growing demand for educated students there is a pilot program that allows them to afford four
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bachelor degrees. >> targeted programs include dental hygiene and respiratory therapy. de-anza college is hoping to expand its program to include automotive management. under this plan the state's colleges will compete for oefrl 15 pilot programs. >> students will get up to $10,000 that doesn't pay for one year of uc. graduates can expect higher pay. especially those with degrees in liberal arts. >> a community college degree may provide you with an entry level salary of $70,000s. a bachelor's degree.
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>> he districts the dental hygiene program pointing out many require a four-year degree. >> if going into certain companies or practices they'd need a bachelor's degree. so this will be a challenge. >> there is 70% that want to stay on. nicole arnold is one of them. >> also, you can do education and show you care about that. that is clear. >>. in los altos hills, david louie abc7 news. >> addressing corrosion concerns on the new bay bridge. latest issue involves several
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rocks have exposed water and may have corrosion according to bridge owe brinl officials caltrans has drained water but doesn't know whether they have been >> how closely do you take a look at your bills? >> this woman's experience may cause you to take a look. >> shirley acknowledges she doesn't take the tiement to read statements closely. . >> i only check when there is something amiss or i have to verify a purchase. >> shirley lives with macular degeneration. she still has her peripheral
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vision. looking directly is a problem. >> that means if you try to read you're looking at letters i can't read them. >> she closed her save deposit box after the bank informed her it was moving her branch to this location on 12th and broadway. she went to the bank to empty her box. >> i find the form, relinquishing the box. and left the bank. assuming that was it. >> shirley says it took five years to notice she was still getting billed for it every year. she went back to wells fargo the bank told her it would take care of it. it didn't happen she happened to use the auto moatmated phone teller and heard something that stunned her. 30 years later she's being charged for her closed down safe deposit box. >> right then, i just i thought
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i can't be doing this. >> she decided to contact 7 on your side. wells fargo told us there is an account statement check carefully, if there is a charge they do not understand they can come to one of our stores or call us to assist them. wells fargo said it couldn't comment on the case, so offered no explanation on the mix up. none theless, the bank's customer service department called shirley, and informed her she'd get a full refund on 35 years worth of fees. >> wow. wells fargo has got heart. the woman laughed and said we try. >> to see my reports go to abc7 news.com. and click on the sections tab, then select 7 on your side.
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i'm michael finney, 7 on your side >> i thought we had a taste of fall this morning but -- >> that is going to change. >> a little change. it's going to be a change, i mean a little change. you're right big warm up coming our way. temperatures near 100 degrees inland. and that means increased fire risk. right now, clear skies that is getting swept away by the winds. brisk breeze. current temperature readings mid-60s in oakland. check out this view from mount tam. you can see clouds beginning to push over the bay. we have current readings of 69
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now in santa rosa. petaluma, 64. low 70s in fairfield one more live view at the golden gate bridge. mostly blue skies at the moment. temperatures close to 900. that starting off with clouds at the coast. some into the coast. one spot here on the peninsula coastline the rest of the coast had lots of sunshine. now, here is the alignment of systems right now. a cold front followed by this ridge of high pressure bringing us a big warm up. that is a dry front, passing
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clouds, by wednesday a center of high pressure building in to our north. that is going to increase fire danger as well. how hot will it be? near 100 degrees tonight, low temperatures dropping into low to mid-50s remainder of the bay area, mainly clear skies inland. low temperatures upper 50s to around 60. mid to upper 60s on the coast. 71 degrees in downtown tomorrow. north bay valleys just above 80 degrees. low to mid-80s in the inland east bay. wednesday, by thursday, mid-90s
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inland. mid-90s around the bay friday. mid-80s open the coast. this is very warm weather. >> thank you. >> well, who is the wealthiest of them all? forbes with its yearly list of richest americans.
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city leaders broke ground on a project that will create 410 new units. the project will include retail space as well as a park. >> a northern california home holds a bit of history up for sale. this 4,000 square foot four bedroom six bath house is on the market. it has something to hide 31950s era missle bunkers. the house is located on 23 wooded acres. the missles there to protect nearly travis air force base. >> this is by far the most unique i've had. there is so much here. it's diverse.
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it's like where do you begin? >> well, some suggestions to reuse include turning them into wine cellars or using them to raise catfish. >> a familiar face takes a top spot, microsoft founder bill gates leads the list thanks to his network of $81 billion. the bay area is well represented on the list with 13% of the richest 400 living here. 5% live in san francisco. that beats out 3% living in los angeles. a possible indication it may be more lucrative to get into the tech industry than film business. >> coming up next growing pro democracy protests. >> the efforts to silence those pro testers.
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how a bay area company has given them a voice. >> a fire continues to affect flight. >> getting money is costing you more money. adding up the rise in atm fees. when how much money do you think you'll need when you retire? then we gave each person a ribbon to show how many years that amount might last. i was trying to, like, pull it a little further. [ woman ] got me to 70 years old. i'm going to have to rethink this thing.
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it's hard to imagine how much we'll need for a retirement that could last 30 years or more. so maybe we need to approach things differently, if we want to be ready for a longer retirement. ♪
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this continue in hong kong streets the sit in grew larger after police fired tear gas. police backed off in break being promises to allow more democracy in hong kong. activists believe candidates for chief executive should not be picked. >> there is one democracy. >> china considers the former economy to be a semi auto nomus
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region. >> abc7 news is here with the story. sergio? >> we've seen demonstrators in the middle east using twitter. the new form of social media all allows smart phone users. >> this weekend, thousands lit up their smart phone in a modern show of solidarity. >> 100,000 new fire chat accounts created in 24 hours. >> this is the ceo of the company behind fire chat. the app was just launched.
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he is watching it being used in hong kong. >> obviously, in situations of crowds and protests this is very appealing but it's not the primary intent of the app. >> in hong kong, when there is a skrichish, front line protestors are helping them shield themselves from police. umbrellas. >> to protect themselves. >> charles chung showed me a camera in chinatown. it's a show of solidarity. a street demonstration continues, supporters worry beijing won't back down. supporters here this weekend hope that doesn't happen. >> in san francisco, abc7 news.
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>> u.s. led forces carried out a round of air strikes in syria today. u.s. intelligence thought iraqi forces would be able to defend their country. >> nobody predicted this speed and be able to take over large swaths of territory in iraq. it did come as a surprise. >> the white house believes the strikes have been impactful and a british human rights group says one strike targeted a silo and only civilians were killed. a major general said there is no indication any civilians have died >> the head of the faa is reviewing security protocol following saturday's devastating
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fire in chicago. this to see how service could be returned to normal as quickly as possible. >> immediately, it's more eyes, more resources and frequent check ins with facilities but over the long term if there are things that we identify to change we're going to change them. >> 36-year-old contract technician appeared in court today. authorities say he started a fire friday, then, tried to commit suicide by slashing his throat. service is only back to 60% of normal. >> on to tonight's money matters the stock market started the new week as much as last week. sluggish. worries about high stock prices resulted in big losses today.
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higher prices and weak growth blamed for sluggish home sales nationwide. suggesting sales will slow over the next few months. average fee for using an out of network atm climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction. that is up 5% over the past year. increase is blamed on banks, adjusting to laws and regulations and acted after the 2008 financial crisis. >> macy's plans to hire 3600 holiday workers here in the bay area. the department store chain says the growth is fuelled by expanding online business. >> still ahead who says physics can't be cool?
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>> coming up, we're going to introduce you to a talented group putting a spin on science.
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>> two swimmers in australia are sharing video with a rare encounter with a pair of hump back whales. the whales rose out of the sea as you can see. the swimmers say it lasted an hour before the whales swam away. >> that is amazing. >> oh, my goodness. it's science like you've never seen it before. >> yes. this week a tour is rolling through the bay area putting hip-hop beats on the walls of physics. >> turn that thing off. ain't nobody got time for that. >> what are we trying to do? put the kids to sleep? >> science should not be boring.
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this the attitude behind a show to inspire middle school students. now, in its tenth year, it's rooted in laws of physics >> you're going to learn how forces push, and pull on objects. when talking to 7th graders sometimes all it takes a good demonstration. >> i see what you're saying. >> yes. me. kick it. >> go! >> okay. >> what are we going to do now? increase the math and try it again. >> and again. >> what is going through your head? ow. >> the learning experience comes
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at a key time for the kids. they might just get inspired by it. >> this is the age to light that little spark. light that little spark with a student that says i see a few tour in this. >> what do you want to be when you grow up? a stunt double or actor. >> does that involve physics? >> yes. maybe. >> i want to be something else a doctor, maybe. >> do you that i that involves science? >> no. >> they have growing up to do. there is joy in the little things. >> yes. >> are you proud? >> yes. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> scientists are testing a way
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to diagnose concussion. >> how this effort to with something terrible to admit. a doctor of i treated thousands of patients, risked their lives, while high on prescription drugs. i was an addict. i'm recovered now, but an estimated 500,000 medical professionals are still out there, abusing drugs or alcohol. police, airline pilots, bus drivers... they're randomly tested for drugs and alcohol...
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they're on head coach of the university of michigan coach to step down. shane morris returned after taking a shot to the head. you can see him here, he stayed in for one more play. morris was side lined but returned to the game. michigan coach said it wasn't his call, a neurologyist cleared him. >> can't make a diagnosis on observation but there are elements in his behavior that's raised concerns. >> he said based on everything he knows morris did not suffer a concussion. >> a controversy is reignited the debate over athletes and
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concussions >> now, a tool is testing a tool that could provide information on concussions. >> almost any player in the game knows when they have taken a big hit. spotting suspects on the field can be trickier. now, stanford researchers believe they have a more accurate way of potential concussions >> the test takes 30 seconds. >> this doctor and team found a device that tracks eye motion the player is asked to follow a dot. >> this is a test for focus. they'll know if they're off. >> the technology was developed in part with a grant from the defense department the goal is to detect head
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injuries caused not by contact sports but battlefield explosions the team has tested the device on soldiers. now his team about to launch a new study. results will be added to data collected from 5,000 athletes across the country. >> 5% to 10% will end up with a consuggestion. >> the goal is affordable and can help spot debilitating brain injuries from battlefield to the side line. >> the team is now working with high schools interested in participating with that research. the schools can find contact information on abc7 news.com. we're going to look at how another team is hoping to gather
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data at the moment of impact. and perhaps revealed ways to keep players safer. that is on thursday at 6:00. >> join us for that report. on to weather again, we're going to have the start of october. >> yes. and unfortunately that brings with it high fire danger. >> you're right. taking a look at clear skies at this moment across the bay area. some cool breezes near the coast. an increase in clouds overnight. tomorrow, sunny skies and mild to warm. we don't have many hot spots just mid-80s but up to 97 in palm springs los angeles we have a bit of a heat wave. highs tomorrow will be moderately warm. 70s around the bay. low to mid-80s inland. check out san jose. temperatures going to sore into
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low 90s by friday. here is the accu-weather forecast. mid-90s around the bay and mid-80s on the coast. >> yes. thank you very much. >> we've got some interesting developments. >> should be talking about great win yester
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i said jim harbaugh may be losing his locker room. you notice they lead the league in penalties. lack of focus leads to indecision and things like delay of games. play playe players in the locker room.
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unnamed sources someone has a good story to tell f there is a good story to tell put your name to it f i have a good story to tell i will put my name to it. i don't put a lot of credibility into the unnamed source. >> this could be disgranteled players i've seen management but the fact former players are calling them out normally means something is up. the team lost ten straight. that is normally when you can make a change. players are backing their head
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coach. >> i enjoy playing for them. it's not my decision. >> named national office of player of the week, following his performance in a double over time win against colorado he through seven td passes for a season high 458 yards and completed a nine # yarder. congratulations to jared. after dominating majors a's had a near melt down before clenching a playoff spot. casy hasn't played since winning the 1985 this is letter and he wants to
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deliver. >> this is nothing compared to what i put on myself. tomorrow i know i'm going to be prepared. steve kerr takes over for mark jackson. attention will be on his shoulders. this this is just getting ready for camp. >> now, i third time as a new coach. so that adjusting to a new style is going to happen.
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>> check this out. 17-year-old christopher meyers down one, second shot double eagle. he wins the event. this abc7 sports report has been brought to you by orchard supply hardware. >> never happened before? >> never in pebble beach tournament history. that is unbelievable. >> don't be jealous. >> thank you. >> join me tonight at 9:00, that is cable channel 13. important clues in the mittel to fight one of the deadliest cancers. then at 11:00 life lesson. on field fight going to keep east bay teens off the field. those stories and more coming up at 11:00 and 9:00.
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>> and tonight at 8:00 it's a new episode of "dancing with the stars". >> you can see all of the abc programming on your smart phone, tablet or computer. >> thanks for joining us, i'm cheryl jennings >> from all of us here, we appreciate your time. >>
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this is "jeopardy!" here are today's contestants -- a professor from bethlehem, pennsylvania... and our returning co-champion, an actuary from sarasota, florida... and a hotel front desk clerk and recent college graduate from kinston, north carolina... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, [ applause ] well, now, we're just two weeks into our new season, and already we've established a new record --
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the first time, the earliest of co-champions. alan and catherine were fantastic on friday. elisa, you're the rookie. good luck to you and to our returning co-champions. here we go. the first round of play is the jeopardy! round with one daily double, and today these are the categories... oh, boy. next... the letter j will come up in the exact middle of each correct response. the chicago board of trade. we explore some of the technique and mystique of this economic nerve center. left a lot of my money there. catherine, you get to start us off. i have to go with what women want for $200. catherine. what are levis? that's it. what women want, $400.

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