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robbery spree putting the community on alert. >> a lot going on. thank you for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the weekend is just about here. it is going to be a warm one, right, mike? >> good morning, guys. nice to see you on this friday. take a look at this. no fog to speak of around the bay. our inland, broken deck of clouds over the top of us that will quickly move away. they are keeping this in the low to mid-60s. very mild this morning. as we head through your 12-hour day planner, upper 60s near 70 at the coast. low 70s to upper 80s around the bay. it will be a comfortable evening. 66 at the coast to 82 inland. more on that weekend heat coming up. here is leyla. >> i'm taking you right into pleasanton. good morning. 6:00 a.m. traffic is light. traffic is certainly manageable. however, as far as you get towards grand line road, that's where we are passing through some construction areas and some gravel in the number one and two
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lanes. that's kicking up gravel as cars drive over it. just watch out for cracked windshields. as i move over to westbound traffic, looks a little bit heavier. still, moving along. let's take another look at this drive. this is the macarthur it is light and clear. 680 starting to build a bit breaking news in oakland. 15-20 people are displaced following a building fire near 8th avenue and international boulevard. it broke out around 2:30 this morning and spread to a nearby neighboring fuel plex. crews knocked down the flames wp an hour. several departments and businesses including a beauty salon you saw on this video were destroyed. red cross is on the scene helping the victim. >> union city police have a warning for people to take better notice of their surroundings after a recent string of robberies where people had jewelry snatched right off their necks. abc 7 news reporters, matt keller, is live at union city police headquarters. matt? >> this is obviously a
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disturbing crime trend making people nervous heading out to the park. series of attacks have taken place in fremont and union city. the latest happened last friday. a daylight robbery at con tempo park in union city. a popular place for families. >> onlookers tried to stop a person trying to rip a gold neck as off a woman's neck at the playground. >> he said, leave her alone. he pointed guns towards her. they say, call 911. >> they say the robber ran through the bushes with the getaway car. it was described as gray or silver. the juvenile was eventually arrested. it is just one of half a dozen robberies that have taken place in the area recently, all involving necklace snatching. on wednesday, a man pulled a
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handgun on three people in an apartment complex on leslie street in fremont and made off with gold necklaces. police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings and some are saying they are not going to wear their jewelry out in public. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news reporters upset over a fatal shooting plan to hit the streets again tonight. at issue, whether or not three officers were justified in using deadly force against a 24-year-old armed robbery suspect wednesday. the department released autopsy results showing bullet wounds in the front of the oakland man's body, indicating he was not shot in the back as some claim. >> this gentleman went on a rampage. he robbed citizens, tried to car zach people, running around armed on a major thoroughfare in oakland. what are we supposed to do here? >> there are questions about, was that the only option that they have and why the disparity? when white folks shoot a cop,
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they get taken in alive. when black folks have a gun or there is a gun on their seat, they end up dead. >> have the officers were wearing body cameras. the video has not been released. tonight as protest is slated for 6:00 at 27th and telegraph. major libby shah told abc 7 that vandalism will not be tolerated. >> a $15,000 reward for interesting leading to arrest for a man shot inside his oakland apartment. our media partner reports the man was the victim of an apparent burglary on champion street. his body was found yesterday morning after a neighbor became concerned about not having seen him and called for help. >> a contra kosta county sheriff's deputy is being hailed a hero after he lost his life in lake tahoe. the deputy jumped into deep lake water to save a person that was apparently drowning yesterday.
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he is survived by his wife and three siblings. two of his siblings also work in law enforcement. he coached youth football. the sheriff is praising him for protecting the lives of others. the sheriff department has sent him to lake tahoe. more on the story coming up at 6:30. right now, 6:05. police have identified the woman who jumped or fell off the bay bridge and swam away. irwin sanchez edwards of richmond is still on the run. police say she was driving a stolen car when she hit a guardrail early wednesday morning. they say she slipped off the side of the bay bridge when officers approached. a truck driver reported picking up a soaking wet woman near the toll plaza and dropping her off in the east bay. >> in the south bay, a woman is in jail accused of using a hammer to kill her mother. sunny veil police arrested lindy smith yesterday. abc 7 news was at the plaza delray mobile home park as detectives taped off the crime scene. they say the mother and daughter lived together. an argument may have led to the
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killing. this is sunnyvale's first homicide this year tennants of a building destroyed by a massive fire are now suing the building's owners. one person died. month are than 50 lost homes and businesses at the corner of 22nd and mission in the january 28th fire. the san francisco fire department determined it was likely caused by an electrical fault or failure. the attorney representing 47 displaced tenants as emotional distress is at the heart of the civil lawsuit filed on wednesday. >> issues with the electrical plumbing, heating system flute. liu would do shoddy type of repairs and wouldn't take out permits. >> the fire escape was i couldn't open it. we both started panicking. >> it would be a year before it is resolved this man is back in jail
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after arson charges. police arrested david laughlin after getting a tip from witnesses. they believe he set at least five separate fires starting wednesday night. they arrested him following a suspicious fire a redwood city renter is being forced out of the apartment building. 3 1/2 months to find new places to live. several remaining families at 910 clinton street that will live rent-free before they move out. >> former giants slugger, barry bonds, says he feels a sense of relief after federal prosecutors decided to end their criminal case against the home run king. he spoke to the assisted press at at&t park in his first interview since the announcement last month. no question he deserves to be a hall-of-famer. he realizes his legal victory doesn't assure him a spot in cooperstown. they have charged bonds with ab struction of justice while investigating the steroid case
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which began nearly a decade ago. >> we have been talking about rising temperatures and today we are going to feel them. >> just from the shot. you can tell it is going to be a hot one. mike? >> absolutely. the warm colors and the early morning sunshine unfolding on our various tower cams. you can see those at abc 7 news.com. we'll talk temperatures. 51, cal astow ga. just about everybody else in the mid to upper 50s. we have some clouds, broken clouds elsewhere in low to mid-60s. san francisco, 61. alameda, 63, along with san carlos. cupertino. as we head into the afternoon, sunshine everywhere. 74 around the bay. 84, the south bay. breezy this afternoon. look at warm sunshine at the coast. 67-74 in downtown. inland, 84 in the north bay to 93. not quite as comfortable. all of us will be a little uncomfortable with that weekend forecast coming up. mobile 360 is traveling
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eastbound 580 as we head through river more. closer to the altamont pass. the bulk of the traffic is in the westbound direction. if you are traveling east, be aware of some pockets of construction anywhere between highway 84 and northland road. let's check out the san mateo bridge. things are moving along across the water. you need to make it from hayward into the peninsula. traffic there only going to take about 13 minutes. good news. this accident has now cleared. it was blocking a lane. the bad news is, 5 miles per hour is going to be your top speed as you head away from highway 84. the slowing starts before you get >> 6:09 now. a lasting impact from a celebrated life. >> days after the anniversary of
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robin williams passing, find out the new revelations about the positive impact he is making after death. >> a potentially dangerous choice for entertainment. how a start-up is marketing flame-throwers as the hot new item to have. >> we have more weather and traffic all morning. abc 7 news now looking at san francisco. some clouds floating above the city. it is a very beautiful picture here. we'll keep weather and traffic we'll keep weather and traffic up dur
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officials at an ohio amusement park are trying to figure how a man gained access to a restricted area, a move that ultimately cost him his life. a 45-year-old man was hit and killed by a roller coaster while in that restricted area yesterday at cedar point. police say he was trying to retrieve his cell phone which had fallin out during his ride on the raptor. the ride reaches a maximum speed of 57 miles per hour according to the parks website. good morning america will have more on this accident coming up at 7:00 a.m. robin williams suicide has had an unprecedented on impact onement tall health. he died a year ago this tuesday. the national suicide prevention
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hotline received three times the normal number of calls according to news week. the number of calls has continued at that high level which could mean more people are at risk. it also could mean for people that are asking for help and knowing where to find it. >> a san mateo woman who posted a viral video of her body's transformation during a year of cancer treatment has passed away. 52-year-old jennifer glass was an advocate for california to change their laws and let terminally ill patients obtain life-ending drugs from their doctors legally. her husband posted that she died peacefully in their home tuesday evening from lung cancer holding his hand with her beloved cat at her side. >> this may sound crazy. it is true. flame throwers are on sale to the public. they can shoot fire 50 feet. the company is marketing the flame throwers, not as weapons but as fun tools. they will sell for about $1600
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each. >> not so fun specially when you start a fire. >> let's turn things over to meteorologist, mike nicco and talk about the future conditions. >> it is going to get hot but not too windy. no red flag warnings here. we do have one in tahoe until 11:00 this morning. heightened fire conditions, you bet. here is a look at walnut creek this morning. good morning to you in the east bay. it is becoming mostly cloudy as that thin layer of clouds taking over as you look southbound along 680. sunshine everywhere this afteren into. the warming trend begins. warmer than average for all of us tomorrow and sunday. we'lle pull back on that heat monday and bring us back to seasonal levels next week. if you are heading to the coast, look at these temperatures, low to mid-60s until you get to monterrey bay. 67 degrees. that's 5-9 degrees warmer than average. make sure you take the sunscreen with you. you will need it. without the cloud cover out there, you will get even more sunshine. here is a look at live doppler 7
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ac. a little drizzle possible out of those clouds. for the most part, it is going to be very dry this morning. let's talk temperatures this afternoon. we'll go to gilroy. that's the warm front. 82, sunshine in santa cruz. we'll have the same temperature in milpitas. 84 degrees. low to mid-80s from redwood city. mid to upper 70s for the rest of the peninsula. near 70 in the sunset. how about mid-70s in downtown? south san francisco. south toledo, 72. a very picturesque day this afternoon with all that sunshine. upper 60s along the north bay coast with mid to upper 80s towards the north bay valley. mid to upper 70s for most of the east bayshore line. oakland, 78. you need to remember all of the bayshore line is going to be breezy this afternoon. mid-80s, still pretty comfortable in the san ramon
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valley. uncomfortable on highway 84. low to mid-90s on antioch and brunswick. taylor swift, levi rams and raiders, 7:00, kicking off. 71, dropping down to 65. 15 minutes later, the first pitch at at&t park. 68 dropping down to 65. our seven-day forecast, taxing. the heat at near 80 at the coast. cooling hits the coast sun, bay monday and inland, tuesday, back to normal. you know what they say. if you get stuck in traffic going to the taylor swift concert, just shake it off >> i have to thank our director, scott, for doing that. scott, for doing that. >> we're heading westbound over
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altamont pass. a look at san jose, 280 as you make your drive coming away from highway 101 into cupertino. a 12-minute commute. we had an earlier accident. i'll show you the backups as a result. the on ramp, a crash there blocking at least one lane to northbound highway 101. the rest of the drive, pretty decent as you make it to the san jose airport. this sticks out like a sore thumb. 12 miles per hour, southbound side of 880. as you push in from un dwrunio city to fremont. >> it is the talk of the bay area. we are talking about taylor swift coming to levi stadium as leyla just mentioned. >> is she really hotter than georgia asphalt? we'll find out tonight. she has two sold out shows this weekend, that means traffic. santa clara police have issued a traffic advisory for today and
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saturday. heavy traffic and delays are expected on 101, 237 and 880 as well as surrounding areas. police say, play it smart. take public transportation if it is possible. don't be upset by traffic, because you know it is going to be bad. >> we've been warning you, right? >> every morning, we need your help to show us how you get your day started where you live. >> snap a picture and send it to abc 7 news instagram gallery. our pick photo today shows koit coit tower. >> yes, it does. >> to show us the weather where you live, post a picture on social media with the hashtag abc7now and we'll find it. >> check our photo gallery any time at abc 7 news bay area on instagram. turning back the clock to help you kick a bad habit. how 1980s video games can help you stop snacking, smoking and more. secretary of state, john kerry, just arrived in cuba,
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good friday morning. 6:23 is our time. let's take a live look outside the san mateo bridge. traffic is moving along pretty well for this hour heading westbound. some clouds over us. a warm day. we'll check in with mike and leyla in just a minute. >> a man is facing charges after san francisco police say he ordered his dogs to attack a person who was trying to break up a domestic dispute at oak and fillmore streets around 7:30. the good samaritan stepped in when a man and woman began fighting. two people were bitten. the injuries are not considered serious. police have seized the dogs. the civil lawsuit brought by a disabled oakland high student beaten up by a campus security guard will cost the city $550,000. the school board approved the amount to settle the lawsuit. surveillance video shows former security guard, march shell mitchell, slapping francisco martinez.
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he was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. he was convicted of felony assault and sentencing. >> a look for what's coming up on good morning america at 7:00. >> it's a gma exclusive. the parent of kevin ward jr. speaking out for the first time about their son's death after he was hit and killed by the nascar superstar, tony stewart. why they blame stewart and why they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. coming up next here on gma. >> thanks a lot. we'll see you at 7:00. new this morning, what was first considered to be a disaster has turned out to be good for tourism. you remember a giant sinkhole opened up inside the national corvette museum in kentucky last year. eight vintage cars were mangled. now those cars are on display. they are a huge visitor magnet. visitors are more interested in seeing the damaged cars than the
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nice one. in the gift shop, jars of sinkhole dirt selling like hot cakes for $10 each apple has more than ducked the number of women, black and hispanics in the last the cupertino-based company is still overwhelmingly white and male. they revealed they hired 11,000 women in the first half of this year. other numbers barely moved, like the company's leadership being 72% male and 63% white. apple, like other major tech companies, has been under pressure to make their employees more representative of the population as a whole. a video game popular in the 1980s is making a comeback thanks to doctors. it shows tetrus can help kick an addiction. it helps ward off the desire for a craving for food, alcohol, cigarettes, to name a few. the study found, all it takes is three minutes of play per day.
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>> 6:23. the last minute back to school rush. new at 6:00, this doesn't involve students or parents. the mad dash happening in oakland to make sure the schools are ready. >> as we head to break, abc 7 news now, a live look at san francisco international airport where the clouds have cleared up. we see blue sky over the airport and no delays at this point. and no delays at this point. we'll be right b
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good morning. 6:29 on this friday and you're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza backed up and look what's back there. some low clouds. looks kind of menacing back there. >> i know. it is either an inspirational postcard beautiful shot of the day or bam. the bay bridge toll plaza. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. good morning, welcome to the friday where we are going to see a little bit of change in the forecast. we have a broken deck of clouds. look at this. no fog showing up on live doppler 7 hd. there you go. there is that broken deck of
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clouds from our explore tore yum. a little bit of a breeze if you are getting on a ferry this morning. at the coast, upper 60s. inland, we're going to jump into the 80s by noon. 88 by 4:00. how about a check of the morning commute. hi, leyla. >> hi, there, mike. >> as we take a check, we are heading through livermore. westbound side of 580 near airway boulevard. we have some lanes coned off. a little bit of construction in the area. as you push in closer to dublin. it looks like traffic is slow and go but light compared to most of the other days of the week. if we move in the eastbound direction, lighter traffic. we have a brand new accident in solano county. i want to show you where it is. eastbound side of 80 at alamo drive. we had a car that flipped over several times. we had at least two lanes blocked. westbound traffic through
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vacaville, unaffected. >> back to breaking news we are following in oakland this morning. fire crews still on the scene of a three-alarm fire that chased dozens out of their homes this morning. they broke out near eighth avenue and international boulevard around 2:30 a.m. and has spread to two buildings. several departments and businesses have been destroyed. the red cross is helping 15-20 find a in you place to stay. >> the contra county sheriff's department is mourning the loss of a colleague this morning. a sheriff's deputy died trying to save somebody from drowning in lake tahoe. alan walton is live with what we are learning new about this deputy. >> we are still learning more about this. what we do know is that deputy carlos francy worked at the jail here in martinez. this morning, many of his colleagues are finding out about his death. to his friends and family, he was known as diamond. a talented athlete that played football for san francisco state and the stockton arena football
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team before joining the sheriff's department. he died in south lake tahoe yesterday afternoon. authorities say he jumped into lake tahoe to save a person who was apparently drowning. he got into some trouble and then ended up drowning himself. it is still unclear if the person he was trying to save survived that incident. we're teeold he lived in sacramento and coached youth football. david livingston said he is a hero and an example of what is right in law enforcement today. we mourn with his family, friends and colleagues. he is survived by his wife and two sisters who work in law enforcement. he also has a brother named coy francis who recently retired from the oakland raiders. i'm alan wong, abc 7 news. >> alan, thanks a lot. 6:32 now. more protests planned tonight in oakland in response to the deadly shooting involving three police officers. at issue, whether or not the officers were justified in using
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deadly force against a 24-year-old armed robbery suspect on wednesday. the department released autopsy results showing bullet wounds in the front of the man's body indicating he was not shot in the back as some claim. and, body camera footage, allegedly showed the suspect pointed a gun at the os certificates. in the meantime, mayor libby shaft told abc news that while she respects the right to protest, vandalism will not be protested. >> more than 2100 firefighters battling the jerusalem fire. it has grown to 2500 acres with containment at 50%. the cal fire says the jerusalem fire will run out of fuel by the time it reaches the rocky fire zone. man da torre evacuations are still in place. officials expect to have the flames fully contained by monday. happening today, a contra
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costa judge is set to decide if a predator will be brought to the east bay. he allegedly violated conditions he allegedly violated conditions of his release in liberal health care, which tracks the release of the sexually violent predators, testified that he he recently made contact with an 18-year-old man and didn't tell his case worker. he moved to a walnut creek area which prompted many objections from residents. we are learning more about the death of a young kidnapping victim. they said she was stabbed in the neck and strangled. she vanished on july 26th. police found her body inside a recycling bin at the complex. they say a 15-year-old neighbor sexually assaulted her before killing her. adrian gonzalez faces charges as adrian gonzalez faces charges as an adult. they are asking for the public's help in identifying a
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man after they found a paddle board, a go procamera and a selfie stick. these photos were taken from the camera's memory card. he identified himself as moyim and paid in cash for the paddle board. he did not return. a water and shoreline search were conducted yesterday. so far, nobody has seen him or reported him missing the oakland unified school district is doing something almost unheard of ten days before classes begin. it is holding a recruitment fair. the district still needs 72 teachers to fill position for the first day of school. the teachers shortage is nationwide. the oakland situation is specially serious. officials say baby boomers are retiring and there has been a sharp drop in people entering teacher credentialing programs. substitute teachers are being pulled in to fill the gap. >> we may have to call people back to the classroom. we are going to make sure every
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classroom is staffed. they anticipate the teacher shortage. >> the first recruitment is from 1:00 to 5:00 on broadway. it is 6:36. up next, a prescription drug problem that has consumers crying foul. what could be happening to you every time you visit the pharmacy. >> a robbery in union city has police issuing a warning. what to know so you don't become a target. >> a live look at walnut creek. a beautiful shot showing the hills and the clouds and the background. we will check traffic here and around the bay area when we around the bay area when we re
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we're back at 6:39. thanks for sticking around. let's start with the football game. rams and raiders, 71, 7:00. at at&t park, it will be clear tonight. dropping down to 65 by 9:45. red flag warning for 11:00 for tahoe. be careful if you are heading up there early. temperature, 81. 95, yo simty. low to mid-90s in the central valley. 90, l.a., 114, palm springs. i'll have a look at el nino and our heat wave coming this weekend. first, let's get to leyla and get the morning commute. >> i hope drivers enjoy a lonely
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drive on 580 westbound. looking great near eden. i do have an accident in vacaville that i want to get to. involving several vehicles. one of which had flipped over several times. we have possible injuries and delays building. if you are heading westbound, along cordelia, 75 miles an hour. 680 just as fast. you see the area in white, indicating cloud cover. not seeing any fog. we have construction that's going to take place all day long. if you are headed to wine country, be aware that intermittent lane changes on highway 29 in saint hellie na. >> 6:40 now. as students are heading back tole skoo. abc 7 news is saluting crossing guarding where you live. >> huber j. lee has been a crossing guard in oakland for 18 years. he has retired from the federal
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government. he is stationed on 35th avenue at 7:35 a.m. and 1:00 >> get to school safely. we would love to meet the crossing guard where you live. so send us pictures using hashtag, abc 7. be sure to include the name and the school they cover. >> 6:41. >> what you should avoid so you >> what you should avoid so you don't become a >> you see one of the ferries going back and forth. going back and forth. a shot showing you the
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a live look at ha va nan where the american flag will be raised. secretary of state john kerry arrived a half hour ago. he is there to preside over the flag-raising ceremony. hundreds of cubans have gathered there with their umbrellas to shield them from the sun.
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east bay congresswoman, barbara lee is going there as well. back in the bay area, a robbery spree in union city has police issuing a warning for everyone to be on the alert. >> police say one item in particular the thieves are going after. matt kell er is live at the headquarters to explain. >> reporter: people are scared. some said they are not going to wear jewelry out in public. these series of attacks, necklace snatchings have taken place in both free month and union city. the last one took place on friday night. it was at a popular park, con tempo park in union city. a young man tried to rip a gold necklace off a woman's neck. they tried to help and took off running down the street where a getaway car waited. she was eventually arrested. it is one of the half dozen snatching robberies that have taken place.
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another one took place wednesday in the parking lot on leslie street. that man pointed a gun at the victims. police are not sure if it is just some individuals or a robbery crew behind the crimes. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> prescription drug sticker shock is becoming more common these days. >> united makes it easier to get around to sfo. jane king live with those stories and more. >> good morning. a flat open here, typical for an august friday on wall street. very little has changed here. many reports of drug crises that have ridden dramatically in recent years, specially generic. some of the increases happen literally overnight. they said that sudden and large increases had happened to them. they do recommend shopping around to different pharmacies to get the best price. according to a new survey, 70% of employers spent less than five minutes for resumes. about half say they spent two minutes or less.
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now, more than half of the employers say they have spotted lies or embellishments on resumes, which they say is a big no-no. united airlines going more interactive with the high-tech app that will help them interact the hub facilities. available for ios and soon for android. i'm jane king. back to you. >> eric and kristen? >> thanks a lot. have a great weekend. >> we're talking about the weather conditions. not short-term but also long-term. >> what are we looking at. >> let's talk about what's going to happen possibly this winter by looking at our graphics. we have had five strong el nino's here. three of them have been better than average. weak to moderate ones not as conclusive. here is what you need to know. the drought will not end this winter. the reason why, over the last the reason why, over the last four years, we're down about of our average precipitation.
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we would need three years to make it up. our wettest year ever was only about two times wetter than average. so keep conserving. we need it. you have been doing a great job. hopefully, we will pull out. it is not going to happen this year, even if we do get a lot of rain. it may cause mudslides and flooding. golden gate bridge, look at this. winds 10 miles per hour and broken cloud deck at 62 degrees. warm sunshine for all of us today. comfortable for all of us tonight. that's the key moving forward. it is going to cool nicely when we get these hot highs this weekend. highs will back down as we head through next week. >> we will head down south. 58. easily, the cool spot. everybody else in the low to mid-60s. 67, the warm spot. sunnyvale at 63 degrees. low to mid-60s throughout the bayshore. let's check out lafayette and fairfield, 59. nevada, 60. same thing at half moon bay.
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here is what's going to happen this afternoon. it is going to be breezy the entire bayshore line to the delta and also along the coast. small craft advisory until at least 9:00 north of the bay bridge, 11:00, south of the bay bridge. low to mid-80s in the south bay with morgan hill and gilroy flirting with 90. low to mid-80s. check out the sunshine. pushing half moon bay. as far as what's happening up in the north bay, if you are heading to wine country, mid to upper 80s. vallejo, 70 degrees. mid to upper 70s along the east bayshore until you get to castro bay. we will have mid-80s to low 90s. not too bad inland. you are dgoing to be in the 100h now. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast. hottest everywhere tomorrow. the heat starts to relax at the
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coast sunday and for the rest of us monday into tuesday. >> have a great weekend. we are heading southbound with mobile 360 on 880 as you travel right past highway 92 in hayward. traffic is light on 880. we have some problems on highway 92, i.e., the san mateo bridge. i'm going to move 360 around in the northbound direction. let's go over to the live shot. you can see how heavy the traffic is. that is because we have an accident right at the high-rise. a car versus two other vehicles. it is blocking at least one lane. traffic has been quite slow, indeed. that is tacking minutes to your commute. because it is at the high-rise, that's 9 miles into your commute as you head away from 880. basically, the entire stretch is going to be packed with cars. you might want to consider taking the dumbarton bridge. you can see 61 miles per hour as you head out of newark and east palo alto. a little volume on southbound 880 before you get there. 650.
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we're back with seven things to know before you go. >> first, abc 7 news now with weather, traffic, commercial break. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, which is completely backed up. you see the low clouds there in the east bay. the east bay. we will a new sea chance to tryew look. something different. this summer, challenge your preconceptions and experience a cadillac for yourself. ♪ the 2015 cadillac srx. lease this from around $339 per month, or purchase with 0% apr financing.
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beautiful sunny morning and traffic looking pretty good there as well. >> whether you are just joininging us, here are seven things to know before you go. the contra contra county sheriff's office is mourning the death of one of their own after jumping into water to save someone. 15 to 20 people are displaced following a fire. some amounpartments and busines were destroyed. red cross is on the scene helping the victim. >> the chp says 25-year-old irving sanchez edwards of richmond is the woman who jumped or fell off the bay bridge 70 feet and swam away. it happened after she crashed the stolen car early wednesday morning. a truck driver says he picked up a soaking wet woman near the toll plaza and took her to the east bay. >> let's check out our broken deck of clouds. this is going to be our transition to hot temperatures as we won't have the clouds tomorrow morning.
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84-93 inland from the north bay over to the east bay. strong sunshine at the coast. 67-74 in san francisco and around the bay. it is going to be breezy this afternoon. 74-84 in the south bay. enjoy. number five, take a look at how busy the san mateo bridge is. it is packed. it is going to take you about 23 minutes to get away from 880 to 101, all because of this. 28 miles per hour is going to be your speed. slower than that. take the dumb barton instead. a much better drive. the american flag is flying above the u.s. embassy in havana, cuba, for the first time in more than 50 years. you are looking at congresswoman, barbara lee of oakland and secretary of state, john kerry, boeing of whom will at the ceremony. the diplomates next step, expanding economic ties between the two nations more than half of us, 56%, haven't seen a vacation in a year according to the alliance insurance company. other surveys say we don't take time because we are afraid of
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return tog returning to a mountain of work. nobody else can do our job. take some time off, do yourself a favor. >> we are all taking photo selfies. the nba trophy. >> the reflection is >> thank you for bringing this in to share with our viewers and to let you know the schedule has been announced for the 2015/'16 season. >> notable games on christmas day. the matchup with the cavs and rematch of the nba finals. that's going to be funny. >> you saw it right there on abc 7. >> where exactly did they kiss it? >> somewhere around here. >> somewhere around here. excuse me while i reach over.
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>> hopefully, a great next season as well. a little luck here to all of us. >> you can't keep your hands off of it. >> they have the jerry west logo. >> never technically said it was jerry west. >> you know it was. >> they would have to pay him if it was. >> it's jerry west. >> abc 7 news continues now online, twitter, facebook and all your mobile devices. >> look at us. we are all getting young. >> we're back here in about 25 minutes with news, weather and traffic during good morning america. >> have a great day and a great weekend! we'll see you later.
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