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good saturday morning. it's 8:00. i'm chris nguyen. we're waking up with foggy conditions across the bay area this morning. let's send it over to our meteorologist with a first look at the forecast. >> good morning to you. hi, everyone. rain along the north coast, crescent city, fog in the san joaquin valley. managing to squeeze in some sunshine this saturday with mild readings. 50 in santa rosa concord and livermore. also livermore looking at some pretty fog conditions and half moon bay two and a half mile visibility. weak high pressure is overhead. you saw the showers up to north.
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we do have some drizzle and a weak weather system that may graze northern california. we wish it could bring us more rain. chance of showers mainly north of the golden gate. hazy conditions with bad air across parts of the bay area. two weeks left of january. we'll talk about whether or not we can get some rain in here. >> 8:01 is our time. an investigation is under way in fremont after police opened fire killing a man they say was carrying a large knife near a neighborhood park. witnesses described the terrifying moments leading up to the shooting. it all started near lake a rohead avenue and ended at harvey park. katie marzullo has more. >> i looked at his face and thought he looks kind of scary. >> reporter: joann lives near harvey park in fremont. she thinks she saw the man killed and witnessed him fighting with another man before the shooting. it was around 2:00 p.m. >> he kept saying get away from me, get away from me.
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he was backing up. and the guy was going forward and the other guy was backing up. >> reporter: the man backing away was a young contractor working on an empty house and at one point he called out to her. >> the guy said, call the police. he's got a knife. >> reporter: allison did not see a knife and someone else called police. that caller reported -- >> there was a subject walking down the street with a large knife. he had pulled it out and was advancing towards a young kid. >> reporter: three officers arrived at the park. one fired his taser, the other fired his gun. the man described as being in his 40s was killed. >> we know the subject had his knife in his hand at the time of the encounter but as to exactly what happened at that point, it's still to be determined through the investigation. >> reporter: police continue to interview witnesses and they ask anyone who might have surveillance video of the shooting to come forward. in fremont katie marzullo abc
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7 news. that's the third police shooting in the past few days. richmond police have identified a man shot after they say he pulled a handgun on an officer thursday. 20-year-old gonzalez is in critical condition. police say he had been arrested before for dealing drug and possession of a firearm. in fairfield police shot a man thursday morning after responding to a disturbance call. officers say he charged at them with a knife. protesters marched in san francisco last night to demonstrate against police violence. a crowd of more than 100 people gathered in front of the police station in the mission district. earlier in the evening the crowd chanted black lives matter to dining customers at the bistro on valencia. they marched for several blocks. police looked on but did not interfere as the protests
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remained peaceful. the protests on b.a.r.t. yesterday morning may only be the beginning. in san francisco protesters banged metal spoons on metal pillars and blocked passengers from getting off trains. they plan to make that weekly event every friday. protesters are demanding charges be dropped against a group who chained themselves to trains back in november. passengers just trying to get to work say there's got to be better way. >> missing one day of work that's my cell phone bill, that's rent food in my mouth. they might as well dome my home and take the food out of my frigid. >> b.a.r.t. has long term plans in place if protests become a regular thing. four years ago the hacker group anonymous held weekly protests every monday on b.a.r.t. because of the protests 23,000 fewer people took b.a.r.t. yesterday morning compared to a normal friday. some people may have decided to stay home while others may have made alternative plans.
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the east bay ferries and highways leading to the bay bridge were unusually crowded. marches and rallies are planned throughout this martin luther king, jr. holiday weekend. there is an anti-police brutality march starting at the fruit veil b.a.r.t. station in oakland today at 3:00. tomorrow evening at 5:00 there will be a homeless rally in san francisco at the cable car turn around. we'll have details on the weekend demonstrations online on our website. 8:05 is our time. drivers crossing the bay bridge and heading in to downtown san francisco will face some delays this weekend. both today and tomorrow fremont street will be closed between howard and fulsom from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this is for construction work for the new transbay transit center. >> a crime that left many people shocked and disgusted so much so an entire community came together to help family of a man who was hit by a truck then
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robbed by witnesses. 25-year-old greg lowrie was struck while riding his bike tuesday in oakland. abc 7 news reporter alan wong reports on how much the community cares. >> reporter: oakland police are still looking for the suspects who robbed bicyclist greg lowrie. it happened while he was laying in the street unconscious after being hit by a truck. another group also robbed the driver of that truck. >> getting any response? >> no. he coughs once in a while. >> reporter: lowrie's mother says he's still in critical condition with brain trauma broken bones. >> it's my fault. i mean if i hadn't lost my job, and our home, we would have had a vehicle. he wouldn't be on the street. >> reporter: lowrie and his mother had been living in an rv. the 25-year-old has been battling heart problems and riding to the health clinic for
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treatment when he was struck. >> it's a sad story that compelled a lot of people to reach out and do something. a lot of people in oakland that's not oakland. oakland is a great place. >> reporter: there was no problem mobilizing his neighborhood watch group. >> i put it on my facebook page. right away 50 people, i'll give him food, i'll give him money you organize it. we'll make it happen. >> reporter: a go fund me account has been set up to help the family. greg's mother said she's seen the best of humanity and the very worst in just a few short days. in oakland alan wong abc 7 news. 8:07 is our time. three women who played basketball for a community college have been expeld from school after being accused of attacking a teammate. they were charged with three felonies. the father of one girl said they were close but his daughter had a falling out with the other women. they went to alan whit park in
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fairfield on monday to settle their differences. that's where she was beaten. her eye was fractured and had cuts to her face that required stitches. >> for them to just like watch me get beat and be a part of it is just a sad thing. >> her car was also damaged. a lucky driver just barely escaped getting hit by a falling you eucalyptus tree. the driver wasn't hurt because the tree fell on the back side of the car. the tree knocked out power in the area for more than a couple of hours. the time right now is 8:01. i've been keeping an eye on your twitter page. you put some nice pictures up there for the weather. >> i wish i could post a big old storm coming our way. unfortunately more statistics that show january going down in the history books as the driest
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january ever. low 50s, airport delays haze another spare the air and everybody needs to know for your weekend and beyond coming up. >> also ahead, same-sex marriage. legal now in dozens of states. and the u.s. supreme court agrees to set tell question once and for all. plus stolen memories one family's night on the town ends with a heartbreaking crime. their missio
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and i'm very confident that it will be. and i do believe this will be the end of it. >> reporter: the course case from michigan, ohio kentucky and tennessee will be consolidated and heard in april. it involves couples who lost their appeals to marry or have their marriages recognized in those states. today only 14 states ban same-sex marriages. chris perry was the plaintiff behind the defeat of proposition 8 which then cleared the way for same-sex marriages in california. she spoke to us over the phone from washington, d.c. >> it's a joyous day to see the possibility that another group will have that opportunity and i'm extremely hopeful they will rule the right way, they will rule in favor of equality. >> so do gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or do states have the right to ban them? experts say the four liberals on the court will vote in favor of same-sex marriages. >> together with justice
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kennedy, who sits in the center of these cases and makes them 5-4, and then i think the chief justice john roberts will realize that history is on the side of same-sex marriage. >> bill may of catholics for the common good welcomes the opportunity to debate the matter once again. >> we're so pleased that the supreme court is going to give the people of california and so many other states their day in court for their right to define marriage between a man and a woman. >> reporter: many in san francisco's castro district believe this will be the most significant ruling ever on gay rights. >> it's finally coming to a validation of what we all support and that's freedom to marry who you love. >> after the case is argued in april a decision is expected in late june. in the newsroom leeann melinda. in february 2004 san francisco began issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop from the california
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supreme court. in 2005 the state legislature pass ad bill legalizing same-sex marriage. it was then vetoed by governor arnold schwarzenegger. three years later proposition 8 passed banning same-sex marriage. in 2010 prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional. the supreme court upheld the decision in 2013. making same-sex marriage legal in california. then yesterday the supreme court agreed to decide the issue for the entire nation. 8:15 is our time. oakland raiders are close to signing a one year extension to remain at the coliseum for the 2015 season. the owner says an agreement has been reached and waiting for final approval. raiders are searching for a long term solution to their stadium situation as they look for a home to replace the could lie sim. davis said his first choice is getting a stadium built in oakland. but he has talked to officials in san antonio and is also
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monitoring the stadium situation in los angeles. palo alto free wi-fi for underserved communities is go off line. wi-fi 101 is expected to go off line in the coming months due to ageing equipment and declining use. it used to have 8,000 users a mop that figure has dropped down 2,000. the cost of repairing and replacing equipment that's nearly a decade old is a factor in the decision to take wi-fi 101 off line. a san jose family is offering a reward for return of a very sentimental video. someone stole a camera that contained their son's first steps and first words. abc 7 news reporter aliceallyssa hardington has more. >> reporter: he's not camera shy. his parents are devastated. part of his first year they
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documented is gone. they went out to dinner in san francisco's mission district and accidentally left a bag in their car parked on 17th and huff. inside a camera and laptop. pictures and video of the baby's first steps first words and some of the last pictures of his father before he passed away in june. >> only relief we have is my son started walking started talking and then playing, kind of you know made us forget that part of it. >> he started talking while he was in india and we showed that in india and we didn't think about it because of the emergencies we had gone through. >> reporter: security footage shows a woman using a flashlight to see inside the car. she breaks a back window and walks off with the backpack. he posted flyers that he says are his last hope.
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they say desperate appeals and no repercussions. he hopes the person who stole his stuff sees them. in fact he says keep the expensive camera and computer all they want is the memory card and their priceless moments back. >> just return to me. i'll forgive you for taking that stuff from me. i probably will give you a reward. police dash cam videos are filled with a lot of blank space but for one officer in delaware the camera really captured his style. ♪ >> the dover police department posted this video on facebook showing an officer shaking it off to taylor swift. shake it off song. part avenue community out reach web series called dash cam confessional. the department as facebook
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posting said hope you enjoy this and taylor swift if you're watching we're sorry. i just love that story. >> hands on the wheel. eyes on the road. >> very coordinated. >> yeah. >> lisa weather wise been pretty rough in terms of getting any precip. clean air alert. >> we're seeing more hazy conditions around the bay. there's a chance of showers. in fact a better chance as we head towards the second half of the weekend. here's live doppler 7 hd where there's fog in the central valley and extra cloud cover around the bay. foggy conditions. east winds have blown in some of that fog the livermore valley. we'll show you that in a moment. right now we're the only sunny spot. temperatures range from upper 40s to low 50s. dew points are up. extra cloud cover allowing for that blanket overnight to keep us warmer. 50 half moon bay. look at this foggy san jose
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where you had fog really all morning long. and temperatures today will be in the low 60s with the air quality not so great. but we'll get some sunshine in the south bay. the north bay that the clouds will allow for another gray day for the most part. even san francisco mostly cloudy today, few peeks of sun. visibility half mile in livermore with a mile by the delta. that's an improvement. quarter mile for santa rosa and in mountainview right now not bad with two miles. looking sunny from this vantage point but from the coast and the central bay the worst air quality and also in the north bay. weak high pressure is built in behind a weak weather system yesterday. we got another area of high pressure, but also some better air quality. looks like it for monday and
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tuesday. let's see if we can get any rain in here. there's a chance tomorrow with the tail end of the system pushing through. better chance. in fact the best chance we'll see all week long. we'll show you in just a moment. right now here's the system yesterday that brought some sprinkles. now with high pressure building it's keeping this weather system at bay. but it will move down a little bit further south tomorrow and that's when we're looking at maybe santa rosa, cloverdale, maybe san francisco could see a sprinkle but it's not likely because this long range model goes another ten days or so and this keeps us bone dry which would be the first january on record to have no rain at all. we should see four and a half inches of rain for january. so boy, do we need it. today with more hazy sun and milder conditions we're in the mid-60s for san jose. fremont and 66. santa cruz cooler with clouds and perhaps some sprinkles and a light shower to the north.
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spare the air. chance of rain second tomorrow. martin luther king, jr. day low to mid-60s. sunny, drier, warmer weather through the week. record warmth is possible by next weekend. you can see what's shoipg up on live doppler 7 hd any time with the app. we have more information at abc 7 >> we certainly need the rain. on the flip side on monday looking at a clear day for all those mlk jr. day celebration. time now is 8:22. coming up next sea lion season begins at pier 39. how you can take part in events this weekend celebrating 25 years since they started showing up.
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. new details out of southern california. the number of confirmed cases of measles in orange county has risen to 16 prompting health officials to predict that the outbreak will continue to spread. according to the "l.a. times" ten of the cases are connected to visits last month as disney's theme park in anaheim. more than 30 people have been infected. most of them contracted measles average visiting disneyland or disney adventure last month. vaccinations are the best way to prevent measles which is highly contagious and can cause fever rash and red watery eyes.
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8:25 is our time. 25 years since the fir 800 pound sea lion hauled itself out of the water at pier 39. that was an adult male. now a quarter of a century later up to 1400 sea lions at a time can be found at the popular tourist area. the sea lions kicked off its weekend long celebration of all things sea lion with free walking tours and plenty of sea lions. the tours start every hour between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. billionaire chairman larry ellieson is teaming up with animal welfare advocates to create a one-of-a-kind refuge. the refuge will include a rehabilitation and education center on the long abandoned quarry in the santa cruz mountains. his adventure has been in the work for five years and aims to
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protect wild animal or fans as well as serve as a breeding center nor at risk species. much more ahead on the abc 7 saturday morning news. a behind-the-scenes look at the real estate pairs on expansion joint on the bay bridge. we'll follow up on the execution-style murder case in san francisco last week as police begin to narrow their search for the gunman. plus why it could be the end of the line on monday for the san jose freedom train. female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight. but sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. through sunday choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models including the new tempur-choice, with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows and free same-day delivery. are you next? but hurry! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ [ female announcer ] take skincare to the next level with roc® multi correxion® 5 in 1. proven to hydrate
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half past the hour on this saturday morning. thanks so much for waking up with us. i'm chris nguyen. temperatures hovering around the 50s across much of the bay area but what can we expect for the rest of the weekend. here's a first look at the forecast. >> we see the sun behind you. look at the fog. it is flowing here through parts of marin county and very foggy in our east bay and also south bay. san jose looking at fog and 50 as well as san carlos. airport delays of 52 minutes. cloud cover in addition to low clouds. they are coming from the east and also along the coast with half mile in livermore, half mile in concord. it's blown into concord. quarter mile in santa rosa. three quarters of a mile getting worse in fairfield.
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it will be with us for the next couple of hours. hazy sunshine here in the south bay with highs rebounding into the mid-60s but it is a spare the air alert. the 15th of the month. the 20th of the season. been an unusual month. we'll talk about the prospects of rain and there is a chance for that if you come in to the bay tomorrow. that's all coming up. >> we have new information on the terrible shooting eight days ago in san francisco's western edition. four people were shot execution-style while they sat in their car. their killers are still at large. but abc 7 news has learned that police have made an important discovery. here's abc 7 news reporter. >> reporter: the car was rented from the hertz office here on main street in walnut creek last week before the friday night massacre. the four victims three of them identified members of the gang were shot at close range in their stolen car at la buena street. their executioners likely used four guns. they took off before police
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arrived. sources tell us the suspects car was returned to hertz early this week. san francisco police later took possession of it. they asked hertz to call them if the person who rented the car came back. on wednesday morning a possible sighting of some of the suspects resulted in a search of a neighborhood in walnut creek. two men and a woman came to the hertz office asking for another rental. an employee notified san francisco police that he thought one of them was the person they were looking for. at the request of san francisco, walnut creek police using k-9s responded while homicide inspectors from the city were on their way. one of the men fled on foot as officers arrived leading to a search of the area. two nearby schools were locked down. police eventually found him hiding in a garbage bin near contra costa christian school. walnut creek police later released the two men and female companion. the official reason for their release was that it was a case of mistaken identity. sources say there may be more to
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it. we learned investigators have developed names of people they are looking for. they believe there were four gunmen and that they were most likely members of a rival group. police declined comment because the case is still under investigation. dick lee abc 7 news. happening today there will be a memorial service to remember victims of violence. san francisco will continue duct an interfaith memorial service and prayer walk for victims and their families. the prayer walk gets under way at 10:00 at saint anthony's catholic church. it will be followed by an interfaith memorial service at noon. there will be a community meeting in san jose today over the police department's proposal to use unmanned drones. critics have voiced privacy concerns but police say the drones would be used in emergency situations, such as active shooters and hostage scenarios. today's meeting is the latest of
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several public discussions to get feedback over the drones use. it gets under way at 1:00 this afternoon at the san jose public library. new this morning after several weeks of work bay bridge crews are finishing up repairs on the western span. last night crews continued work to replace concrete damage by expansion joint that have deteriorated. the joint allowed the bridge to expand and contract with temperatures and movement. repairs began back in november after cracks were discovered in the upper deck. officials say the new expansion joint seals are made of silicon. they are expected told up for decades. >> what this will do having the new expansion joint in there, this way we don't have any emergency closures for a good long time. remember, late last year early last year we had an emergency closure right around here of this upper deck because the joints were so worn it cracked badly and there was a hole.
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>> the original expansion joint were installed nearly 80 years ago. it's been a tribute to the late martin luther king, jr. for decades. the annual freedom train from san jose to san francisco. but the tradition will now come to an end this holiday weekend. >> for more than 30 years it's been the local journey connected to dr. king but come monday the freedom train will run its final course. >> so much history. and we need to pass it on. we don't want to lose it. we want to promote the african-american cause. >> for the african-american heritage house and history park a personal connection. he was on the first train ride back in 1984. >> people of all different walks of life. >> the freedom train is the last remaining official mlk commemorative train service in the united states. i want honors the 54 mile march from selma to montgomery alabama led by dr. king that
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proved instrumental in the passage of the 1965 voting rights act. dr. carson is the founding director of the king research and education institute at stanford university. >> give a thought to what is the status of human rights and civil rights and social justice issues today. what king was talking about 50 years ago is still relevant today. >> the upcoming trip from san jose up to san francisco will be the last one put on by the mlk jr. association of santa clara valley. organizers cite a decline in interest as the main reason behind the decision. riders say the train has served its purpose. >> a person that doesn't come out to celebrate martin luther king probably doesn't know about it. you know. they are not aware of what he's done to make this country the great country that it is today. >> the freedom train departs
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from san jose to san francisco on monday at 9:45 in the morning. organizers tell us the trip is sold out. 8:37 is our time. free admission to mere woods on monday for the mlk holiday sounds like a dream come true but could be a nightmare because of traffic. part of highway 1 remains closed after it was washed away last month. travellers will be forced on to pan panoramic highway. free admission is at all national parks on monday. still ahead on tabs 7 saturday news the end is near for candlestick park. find out why a major developer has changed its plans for blowing the place up. here's a live look outside from our mount cam cameras. another spare the air day in effect but you wouldn't know it by looking at this picture. beautiful picture from our mount
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hoped to put his museum in the presidio. it was then rejected. then he turned to chicago. there's a lawsuit to stop it. lucas says he has an eye on other locations including the campus in los angeles. he says putting it there would save a lot of quote, rigamarole. time is 8:41. weather wise lisa hazy conditions. >> we have fog right now that's causing some problems but looking at clear conditions here with a few clouds. lake tahoe 31 degrees. 32 in truckee. going for a high in the low 50s. so, we'll talk about the mild air around the bay and whether or not we can help out in the snow department. that's coming up. >> lie sark thank you. also next when mark davis first called jack del rio it was to tell him he was not going to hire him. coming up in sports what changed his mind and
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. candlestick park could be demolished as soon as next month but it won't go out as a bang as some expected. jonathan bloom has more on the change of plans that has neighbors breathing a sigh of relief. >> reporter: for people on this hill, the view is about to change. >> we're excited to have new things happening in the bayview. >> reporter: how they happen is a topic of great concern. they know the builder is
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planning a multiuse development the biggest in san francisco. there will be housing and shops for budgets big and small but first that crumbling stadium has to go. >> how many of you want -- >> reporter: at community meetings neighbors made it clear they don't want the stick to go out with a bang. when seattle exploded their stadium it sent blocks of dust. neighbors asked for this. just like the cathedral hill hotel, they want candlestick taken apart piece by piece and now it appears the developer afreed. >> somebody was listening to us or decided the site would become too expensive. >> reporter: the developer made this announcement pretty quietly. no interviews no press conference, just a written statement announcing the change of plans. the company's president said it's in the best interest of the project and the city at large to get moving and bring down candlestick park.
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the statement said we withdraw our request to explode the stadium. >> there was a lot of community pressure. if they want friends in the neighborhood they need to be friends. >> reporter: they have permission to go ahead with a smaller explosion. workers have to spray the demolition area with water to keep the dust from spreading. >> the dust can be controlled. we still need to be here make being sure that dust is controlled. >> reporter: they will be. the neighborhood association is even talking about mounting a camera on one of these roof tops. in san francisco jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. hot and getting hotter. nasa scientists say 2014 was the hottest year on record. ocean and land temperatures are the warmest they've been since 1880. most scientists say global warming is caused by us. we're creating higher levels of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide and that gets trapped in the atmosphere and warms the
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planet. nine of the ten hottest years have happened since the year 2000. nasa says global warming is a big reason for the california drought. in just the last 15 years the average temperature has become one and a quarter degrees warmer than the 20th century average. time right now is 8:47. as we get a check of the weather, lisa i'm keeping an eye on twitter and one of my twitter friends messaged me, his name is tyler, he just got married to megan. they are newlyweds. what kind of forecast will you bring them as they get their first full weekend in as newlyweds. >> it's looking okay in terms of relative sky conditions. we need rain. some people wouldn't like the rain to mess up plans. but boy i think it would be a great thing if we got a big old storm coming our way. that's not on the horizon. there's rain up to the north. crescent city and a piece of this energy and another weak weather system will visit us about this time tomorrow so the
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window, the chance of rainfall is in the morning hours through tomorrow and then things really begin to dry out. it's been very foggy here in the san joaquin valley and pockets of fog around the bay. peninsula, south bay two and a half miles in mount view two miles san jose. with the airport delays of 42 minutes, six mile visibility sfo and livermore has gotten foggy in the past hour as well as concord at two and a half mile visibility. fairfield has been foggy all morning as well as santa rosa. be careful out there. a lot of bikers and joggers out every day of the week. right here in san francisco the haze closer to the surface and we have sunshine. 50 right now in san jose. with the fog. 49 in morgan hill. these numbers much milder than we were yesterday due to higher dew points. cloud cover overnight and we're look at 49 in morgan hill.
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here's the foggy san jose where it will be again, today in the mid-60s but right now cooler numbers out by the delta and looking at low 50s with the fog in concord. 50 in livermore. from our auditorium camera important air quality for north bay and coast and central bay and this is our 15th spare the air day. tomorrow looking like medium air quality and by monday the holiday and tuesday better air quality but unfortunately it's a stronger ridge of high pressure that will visit us throughout the middle and end of the upcoming work week. your forecast high libts today calls for the fog to the start out, maybe some drizzle, slight chance of showers in the north bay. spare taxpayer. we talked about that. the best chance of rain should come tomorrow morning in the north bay. we have some measurable rain yesterday from santa rosa to clearlake and it was all due to this weak weather system. this one is a little bit stronger. in between systems, though, we're right now with high
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pressure keeping this system at bay. so once it sweeps on through tomorrow that gets us our chance of showers but overall take a look at the last three years. right here. very very dry. 2013 less than half inch of rain in january. 2014, .600 and nothing for 2015. so we should average four and a half inches of rain. trying to muster just a little bit tomorrow. mid-70s in southern california. 80s are on the way for you next weekend. high temperatures 64 in oakland, 62 san rafael. a light shower north. your seven day forecast, spare the air, chance of light showers tomorrow. the holiday, martin luther king, jr. day looking nice, partly cloudy low to mid-60s. sunnier, drier weather wednesday, thursday friday and perhaps record warmth visiting us here locally. >> lisa thank you very much. turning to sports. 49ers head coach is searching for the team's next offensive coordinator. the san jose mercury news
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reports it could be considering a couple of surprising options including former raiders head coach as well as mike shanahan who held the same position 20 years ago. yesterday the raiders introduced their new head coach. here's abc 7 sports director with this morning's sports report. >> good morning, everybody. the raider may have made their best move in years hiring jack del rio to take over as their new head off. the owner needed to find somebody who understands the raiders culture. well del rio grew up in hayward, going to raiders games as a kid. he needed experience. del rio spent nine years as a head coach there. he needed somebody who could instill toughness. del rio played linebacker in the nfl for nine years and understands you need mental and physical toughness. at his news conference del rio called this his opportunity a dream job. >> this is an organization that
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has been an excellent organization for a number of years and it's fallen on some hard times recently. but the foundation is in place. for us to being a great again. >> i told jack i think i'm going in a different direction and going more offensive as the head coach because we have a young quarterback and everything. jack said whoa whoa stop. i know about offense as well. and when we met, and he dissected the raiders roster and was able to tell me about each offensive player and that showed me that he's ready to be here and take that part of the anxiety out of me about going with another defensive coach. >> the raiders have reason to feel good about their situation going forward. on to the warriors and the coach who took a page from the gregg popovich playbook. it did not go well. bogut and iguadala in their
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suits, durant feasted. russell westbrook throwing it down and up and back down again. straight up and down. not from the top ten to a top ten play. with .1 second left. westbrook with authority triple-double 17 points 17 assists, 15 boards. clay thompson attacking the rim he had 32. durant 14 of 18 shooting 36 points the warriors eight game winning streak comes to an end, 127-115. they are on to houston tonight. women's college hoops number 13 stanford take on arizona. brianna roberson takes it to the rack. erica had 13 points 16 rebounds. stanford rolls. 77-47. time to dance. they have been practicing.
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very well done there. cal hosting arizona state. green to gray. gray at 17 but the sun devils have promise. that's right promise. got some speed. promise that all scorers with 20 points and 8 rebounds and arizona state comes out on top 67-52. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend everybody. 8:54 the time coming up next feeling the force. the inter
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north bay. 62 in richmond. 63 san mateo. seven day forecast, still a chance of showers mainly north. holiday looks nice under partly cloudy skies. after that we're sunny and we're warmer right up to next weekend. >> sounds good. thanks to you for joining us on tabs 7 saturday morning news. i appreciate you dealing with my sore throat voice. the news continues online twitter and facebook and on your mobile deswris our abc female announcer: during sleep train's huge year end clearance sale, get beautyrest, posturepedic even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. plus, free same-day delivery, set-up and removal of your old set. and through monday, get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. but hurry! this special financing offer ends martin luther king jr. day. don't miss the year end clearance sale at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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