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live from the kgo tv broadcast center this is abc 7 news. >> good afternoon i'm larry beil. >> and i'm in for ama daetz. can you feel the excitement? we are starting right here in san francisco where justin herman plaza has been transformed to an outdoor concert hall. you can see from sky 7 hd. happening right now two of the biggest names in music are rocking out in the city. it's to celebrate the start of the nfl's new season. >> it is natasha's first day. lyanne melendez is live in san francisco.
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>> reporter: so much partying going on. i can't even hear you. we are five months away from the super bowl but who is counting? clearly the nfl is making a big huge deal of super bowl 50 and so is san francisco. this concert will be shown all over the united states and we are just lucky to be here. when i come back after my story i am going to tell you who is performing. here is a hint choochoo! for nfl fans it was a day in paradise. the golden football and the next super bowl trophy on display at pier 35, a reminder that san francisco will host the 50th super bowl in february in santa clara. >> doesn't happen very often that something this exciting happens in your own city. >> reporter: the season kicks off tonight but a true raiders fan is paying more attention to
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the weekend. >> i am looking more forward to sunday when we are going against the bengals. >> reporter: there were many activities to engage future 49ers fans. >> there was something for everyone including news reporters who happen to show up to play in heels. off they came. give me your best shot. wow, that was fast. missed it. one more try. glory days. while the bay area is preparing for super bowl 50 san francisco is trying to highlight the beauty of the city by trying to get the homeless off the streets. >> jail is not the alternative. we never offer that as an alternative. we offer services. >> reporter: city officials showed off this navigation center located in the mission district. unlike a shelter it is a place
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intended for transients to seek services and move out of current homeless status. the city wants to allocate more funds to the project and is urging fievt donors to help them open more centers like this one. that is train. train in case you didn't guess it. been around since 1993. i just love that. after train ellie golding will be performing. if you are around the area watching this -- i'm lyanne melendez from san francisco. back to you. >> a lot of fun. >> great. >> go to a concert and catch
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football. awesome. enjoy. >> now to the forecast. all those concert goers are enjoying slightly cooler weather today. sky 7 hd over the bay looking back towards the city skyline. a lot of haze and clouds. >> it's a much different story inland. a live look 680. you can't tell just by looking at it but temperatures hovering in the triple digits. spencer christian has an accuweather update. >> it's nice and pleasant here in san francisco because we have had cooling near the coast and the bay. we still have triple digits and a wide range of current temperatures. we have mostly sunny skies, a few high clouds have moved into the bay area. you can see those here on our live doppler 7 hd image. i am just going to move along and tell you. we have some little patches of fog near the coast line helped with the cooling near the coast.
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highs so far still sizzling inland. 104 in fairfield. 106 in antioch. 107 in livermore. ties the record for this day. so far it may get higher. right around the bay you can see where we had 90s yesterday. upper 80s. still mid 90s. so it is still quite warm. we have a heat advisory in effect until 7:00 for all of the bay area except the coast and city of san francisco. heat-related illnesses are greater possibility. now, here is a look at air quality. today was our spare the air day. tomorrow will not be a spare the air day. we have improving air quality and by the time we get to monday we not only have moderate air quality but good air quality. i will give you a look at what else is coming our way in just a moment. >> thank you so much. we want to thank our abc 7 news viewer who tweeted a picture
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using the hashtag abc7now. some of the stores lost power. this happened after a short in an electrical box at victoria's secret. only victoria's secret is still in the dark as crews work to fix the problem. and reminder when you see news where you live take a photo or a video, share it on social media with the hashtag. we will show it on air or on the heat wave has everybody looking for ways to try to keep cool. if you happen to sell air conditioners or repair them business is literally red hot. >> people are looking to get outdoors early in the day to beat this rising heat. here is abc 7 news reporter matt keller. >> reporter: campbell park is the starting point for many people's days. a run on the trail, for little margo cruz a spin on the merry
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go round. do you like when it is hot? >> no. >> reporter: do you like when it is cooler? >> yes. >> reporter: playing on the playground in the afternoon can be dangerous with the equipment scorching hot. mom knows best. >> my son at school burnt himself on the slide in three places. we don't want it to get too hot because he wouldn't be able to go on later in the afternoon. >> reporter: staying indoors is a good idea can with temperatures expected to the mid 90s. what if your air conditioning goes out? jerry men dez doesn't normally answer the phone at supreme air systems but the regular dispatcher was getting flooded with calls this morning. this weekend's been extremely business. supreme air systems averaging about 150 calls a day during this heat wave. the service technicians can handle about 50 calls a day. some appointments are being
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scheduled two weeks out. how desperate are people sounding on the phone? >> really desperate. they want us to service them then and there. >> reporter: obviously play grounds aren't air conditioned. the u.s. consumer safety commission says hot playground equipment can cause burns. they advise parents to check equipment with hands first before allowing children to play on it. in campbell, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> you can see how hot it is going to get where you live with the abc 7 weather app for your smart phone. it is free on apple's app store or google play. breaking news out of san pablo where an active police investigation is underway. sky 7 hd is live near mcgee avenue. we have a few details. you can see a large number of police, a roof top. looks like a quiet residential area here.
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stay with us. we are sure to update you as soon as we have more breaking information on this and breaking news continues at meanwhile traffic is moving again on the san mateo bridge but wasn't the case a couple of hours ago. this is sky 7 hd overhead. that car flipped over koez closing all eastbound lanes on the bridge. it happened around 2:00 this afternoon. you can see the backup it created. all lanes were reopened within an hour. luckily no serious injuries at that accident. cleanup crews on the scene this afternoon. sky 7 hd was over the spill near lucas valley road. a big rig overturned this morning. that spilled around 300 gallons of paint. the road is not expected to reopen until 10:00 tonight. the afternoon commute over the bay bridge hopefully won't
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be the same nightmare drivers faced this morning. sky 7 hd was over the bumper to bumper conditions after the motorcycle accident caused the massive accident. it took drivers more than an hour to cross the bridge into san francisco. >> fire investigators revealing new details about this morning's destructive fire. >> they say drug use in a van sparked the flames that injured seven people and burned four homes. amy hollyfield was at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: a bay point man woke up around 1:15 this morning and found himself in the middle of this, a huge fire burning his home, three others and two cars. >> when i woke up i looked out my window and saw red stuff. >> reporter: when he opened the door the smoke hit him hard. he couldn't go through it. so he went to the window in the back of the house which was blocked by an ac unit and a plank of wood. he managed to push it out only to find he was still surrounded
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by fire. >> the man came in with a hose from the neighbor. >> reporter: he was one of seven people treated for smoke inhalation. four were taken to the hospital. gonzalez is okay. the look at his mother's emotion and relief says it all. >> i thought i was going to lose my life. i don't know how i made it out. >> reporter: gonzalez says there was no doubt in his mind his neighbors were to blame. his mother knew it, too. she told firefighters to focus on the van always parked in the drive way. >> there is always smoke in there. i don't know how many guys pile in every single day. many, many guys. >> reporter: it didn't take investigators long to figure this one out. >> we think the fire was caused through the use of illegal drugs in that van. >> reporter: gonzalez's mother says there are no words to describe her anger. >> that could have cost the life of my son.
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do you have kids? >> reporter: she lost her house. take a look at what is left of it. it is destroyed. she said she is glad she has her son who was home at the time she was at work. firefighters say they may never catch the people who caused this. neighbors say people were constantly coming and going and will be tough to figure out who was there at the time of the fire. an american tennis star tackled and thrown to the ground by new york police. still ahead james blake sits down about the take down getting national attention. and the woman who lost her high profile discrimination case against a silicon valley venture capital firm reveals her next move. abc 7 news goes inside the bay area jail at the center of an inmate death investigation. what is being done to make sure this never happens again. michael finney is taking questions on twitter and
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facebook. just search michael finne today we're gonna talk about trucks. works for me. which truck brand do you think offers best in class hd towing? ford. i would say the ram. ok, lets move to the second door. best v8 horsepower. the ram. i say ford on the v8. chevy. what about this year's motortrend truck of the year? chevy. what do you think? the ford. there's no reason why they shouldn't be. let's see how you did. oohh! that's the chevy silverado hd, the chevy silverado, and the chevy colorado. no way?! chevy, chevy, chevy. wow.
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authorities are investigating two more reports of vehicles being shot at along interstate 10 in phoenix. these happened three hours apart. one motorest reported his driver's side window was shot. this would be the 11th and 12th shootings there. >> there should be no
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benevolence for this person. this is a cold blooded crime. this person is a coward. >> no injuries were reported in either of today's incidents. so far only one person has been hurt and she suffered only minor injuries. lawmakers and activists rallied urging americans to take a stand against gun violence. among those leading was the father of alison parker, the tv reporter shot to death during a live broadcast. andy parker called on supporters to do whatever it takes to prevent more americans from dying. >> the overwhelming majority of americans agree with common sense reforms but too many members of congress remain in the pocket of the gun lobby and that has got to change. >> he called on congress to pass legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun buyers. local groups stage small groups
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nationwide. the group set up information table at union square. the group is urging people to call their congress person and demand action on legislation to reduce gun violence which they say kills 88 americans every year. police in new york city are trying to deal with the fallout of mistaken arrest of james blake. >> the commissioner is apologizing after officers wrestled him to the ground. >> earlier this afternoon police commissioner bill bratten called blake on the phone and apologized and blake said in a statement that while he accepts the apology he wants to make sure the police department is aware he will not be satisfied until the officers involved are held accountable. >> i was held for about 15 minutes. about five or ten minutes in i said i'm scared.
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>> reporter: former tennis pro told robin roberts he wants answers. >> i think most cops are doing a great job of keeping us safe. when you police you need to be held accountable. >> reporter: according to police the incident is under investigation. >> i will be interested as well as the mayor to talk with him to extend my apologies for the incident which he found himself involved in. >> reporter: it happened in broad day light. blake says he was waiting for a ride to the u.s. open outside new york city's grand hyet hotel when he was tackled and handcuffed. the former top ten player who made his mark during the 2005 u.s. open making it clear this may not have been about race but says the officers went too far. >> i was standing there doing nothing, not running, not resisting, in fact smiling. >> reporter: police do not believe race played a role but are looking into the tactics
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used by the six detectives working under cover on a credit card fraud scheme who apparently thought blake was a suspect but now admits they got the wrong guy. and we have learned that one of the officers involved has been placed on modified duty. that officer, according to sources, is 38-year-old james frascitori had five complaints filed against him in seven months. >> thank you. ellen powell will not appeal after using her gender discrimination lawsu. she says she wants to make an impact after losing that high profile case in march. she had been asking for nearly $3 million to drop the appeal. powell would step down later as ceo in july.
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if you watch the 4:00 news regularly you are probably wondering who is natosha. this is her first day and first show. >> i'm a bay area girl. i grew up in san rafael. i think my mom and dad might be watching. really good to be home. >> there is a viewing party right now. >> i think there may be a viewing party right now. chips are out. >> wish i was there. great to be here with you. we will bring spencer christian now. one of the great things i have learned is one of her hobbies is knitting. sweaters, socks, christmas is going to be great around here. >> i'm taking requests. >> if it gets cool here would love to have you knit me a sweater. welcome to the desert. i mean welcome. let's talk weather. take it away from boris and
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natasha. we have mainly sunny skies over the bay area. a few high clouds around. we will see more high clouds as the weekend approaches. meanwhile we have a beach hazard alert in effect for this evening for south and southwest facing beaches as strong rip currents are a possibility. bear in mind the rough surf. it has cooled down significantly near the bay and on the coast it is 13 degrees cooler in san francisco than it was this time yesterday. seven degrees cooler in mountain view and eight degrees cooler in napa. inland east bay locations a couple degrees hotter than it was at this hour yesterday. on we go to a view of the golden gate. fog moving through earlier but that is no longer the case. currently 71 degrees in san francisco. 88 san jose. 102 in morgan hill. here is the view looking down
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enjoying a clear coast line. we see a little bit of fog south of the golden gate. it is 100 degrees. 89 at napa. 107 at livermore. we see a few clouds over sfo under otherwise blue skies. we see inland areas sizzling again one more day tomorrow. partly cloudy and muggy conditions prevail. it will be cooler and we get back to normal range of temperatures next week. satellite and radar shows high pressure remaining strong. that will keep inland areas hot through tomorrow. this remnant low of what was tropical storm linda will push harmlessly westward. it's circulation will kick moisture to the bay area. cooler but muggier conditions over the weekend. overnight tonight low temperatures will be mainly in
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the low to mid 60s. mild and hot in the south bay. warm in the peninsula. up to about 70 on the coast tomorrow. 79 degrees downtown san francisco. mid 80s to low 90s and more triple digits in the inland. cooling over the weekend. temperatures dropping down to more bearable and we will see muggy conditions with moisture with high clouds. most of next week temperatures more seasonal range. >> one more day. we can do it. >> we don't have a choice. >> thank you. up next from wine to chocolate we have ways you can explore where you live this weekend. >> after 4:30 first rosy o'donnell and then megyn kelly. now donald trump is ♪
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a new daytime talk show begins on monday. >> if you follow these people on instagram you know it is coming. you can see one guy reduced to tears there. she didn't flinch. she says she is excited about the show but maybe not as much as her mom. listen to this. >> i learned you cannot give her -- she pops up and does her thing. she is pleased and now her fab life following. >> fab life will highlight fashion, home, food, diy projects with tyra banks leading the team all beginning monday here on abc 7. >> if you are a rachel ray fan, she is going to 1:00 and then general hospital at 2:00. the new lineup starts monday.
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>> grandparents day is this sunday. you are supposed to treat grandma and grandpa to something fun this weekend. >> find something for spencer to do. >> he is a new grandpa. >> and he is proud of it. >> we should appreciate them every day. leyla gulen has a look at upcoming events to explore where you live. >> september is california wine month. what better way to celebrate than the 44th art and wine festival. cool off with delicious beverages and brews, food and shopping. there is plenty of fun for the kids. and the weather will be just perfect to dive into hot fudge ice cream sundaes. proceeds from the event go to project open hand that provides meals to homebound critically ill. a week from today the annual
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festival celebrating asian innovation, art and media. this year's lineup begins with a fresh twist. the film about fresh off the boat. for more information about these and other events go to our website at leyla gulen, abc 7. we have all heard the talk of an el nino being a drought buster this winter. what if it doesn't happen? the preparations underway in case the rain never arrives. coming to america, the white house reveals how many refugees may be on the way to the u.s. >> and abc 7 news goes inside the bay area jail that turned into a crime scene. the steps to make
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live from the kgo tv broadcast center this is abc 7 news. >> taking a look at the headlines where you live. festivities to kick off the nfl regular season and super bowl 50 are underway. mayor ed lee wants to focus on keeping the city pristine for super bowl week and today presented his new homeless navigation center to try to get homeless off the streets. the heat wave here in the bay area continues. spencer christian says to expect
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triple digit temperatures inland again tomorrow. spencer will tell us when we can finally expect relief. a limousine caught fire in san jose on interstate 880. vic lee tweeted this photo of the charred limo. members of a rock band on board were not hurt. he will join us with a live report at 5:00. more changes are ahead for the santa clara county jail after the murder of an inmate two weeks ago. three correctional deputies have been charged with homicide. david louie with the latest from the jail in san jose. >> reporter: larry, a call has gone out for retired judges, mental health experts as well as inmate advocates to see what changes can be made. we were invited inside the jail today to take a look. the jail itself built in the late '80s, the doors are made of
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wood with a small window to allow some privacy. it's the procedures and training of staff that will undergo scrutiny by an appointed blue ribbon commission. >> we will be asking the commission to advise us and evaluating how to safely manage mentally ill inmate populations and value reporting at our jails and to ensure safety of inmates, staff and visitors. >> reporter: nearly half of the inmates have been diagnosed with mental illness. sheriff smith -- >> we are adding to that academy that will mean that they will have an additional 40 hours of training. so all correctional staff have received some mental health training but we are putting in
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the 40 hour block in. >> reporter: sheriff smith asked for a new security camera system and supervisor seeking more help from the community. >> we have a number of volunteers that work in the jail. this allows us to invite more clergy and more community to engage with inmates. >> reporter: the request for blue ribbon commission goes to the supervisors for approval next week. in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news mptd. another republican has joined the race for barbara boxer's u.s. senate seat. the former state gop chairman is the third republican to jump into the race against attorney general and representative loretta sanchez. the primary is in june. democrats are strongly favored to hold the seat. new criticism for donald trump after he insulted the physical appearance of carly fiorina. on the democratic side the race is tightening.
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karen traverse has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: another feud erupting in the republican presidential field. a new cover story quotes donald trump as saying this about carly fiorina. look at that face. would anyone vote for that? can you imagine that the face of our next president? last night she brushed off the comments. >> maybe i am getting under his skin a little bit. >> reporter: today trump responded. >> i'm talking about her persona. >> reporter: he is still flying high in the polls. a new national poll shows trump with a commanding lead. the only other candidate in the double digits, ben carson. an eight point bounce in just a month. a new show down is brewing between trump and carson. last night the neurosurgeon was asked to describe differences between them.
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>> i realize where my success has come from. i don't deny my faith in god. >> reporter: the race is tightening in iowa. a new poll shows a dead heat between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. clinton is down 12 points since july while sanders is up eight points. clinton's team said they always expected this would be a competitive race. karen traverse, abc news, washington. the iran nuclear deal survived a key vote in the senate. democrats had enough votes from blocking republicans from moving the resolution. gop senators vowed they will fight on. the white house said president obama wants to let 10,000 syrian refugees into the u.s. in the coming year. so far the u.s. has accepted 1,500 since the civil war four years ago. the administration provided $4 billion to relief agencies and others and the white house calls
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that the most effective way for the u.s. to help the crisis occurring in europe. we are days away from finding out who will be the next miss america. still ahead we are talking to the winner from right here in the bay area. first a record rainfall leads to raging rivers. big problems today in japan. >> a"ask finney" is ahead. i wi
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record breaking rainfall is causing major problems. this river could just not handle the down pour. some 170,000 people were ordered to get to safety. officials still trying to rescue 300 people and at least eight are still missing. the weather agency warns more flooding is possible as the weather system moves north. >> we have one more day of triple digits to deal with. is it one or two more days? >> it is just inland. it has begun cooling near the coast and bay. the conditions will be more comfortable there but will sizzle for one more day inland. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have mainly sunny skies. a few high clouds drifted in. let's travel to the pacific and look at the strong el nino building throughout the summer.
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it is possible it is continuing to strengthen. now classified as a strong el nino. that means there is a 95% chansz of it lasting through the upcoming winter. now let's look at coming effects expected to produce above normal levels. below normal in the northern corners. what does that mean for us here in the bay area? southern california expected to get much more rain. we have equal chances of wetter than normal or a drier one. watching the development of this el nino. it will sizzle in interior sections. 105 and here in the bay area once again inland areas will have highs ranging from 101 to 104. we will see 80s and low 90s around the bay and upper 60s to near 70 on the coast. the cooling has begun.
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thank you. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 a new airline report card is out. which carriers are making the grade? and from bruty to brains chatting with the very own miss america to find out how much the iconic pageant has changed. i'm michael finney. we are talking mortgages today. where should you turn if you are what do a nascar® driver... a comedian... and a professional golfer have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® has also been proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. i tried warfarin before, but the blood testing routine and dietary restrictions had me off my game. not this time. not with xarelto®. i'll have another arnold palmer. make mine a kevin nealon. really, brian? hey, safety first.
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today we're gonna talk about trucks. works for me. which truck brand do you think offers best in class hd towing? ford. i would say the ram. ok, lets move to the second door. best v8 horsepower. the ram. i say ford on the v8. chevy. what about this year's motortrend truck of the year? chevy. what do you think? the ford. there's no reason why they shouldn't be. let's see how you did. oohh! that's the chevy silverado hd, the chevy silverado, and the chevy colorado. no way?! chevy, chevy, chevy. wow. that's a clean sweep.
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this is abc 7 news. >> set your phone alerts, your dvr because this sunday is the miss america pageant and has bay area roots. >> she is getting ready to pass on her crown and leyla gulen got a chance to chat about how the competition evolved from beauty to brains. >> it has gone through many changes. how has it stayed relevant? >> it changed as miss america has. the brand is the girl next door, the girl you want to be best friends with, the girl you can relate to. she is involved in her community. >> will be joining a long list
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of forever miss america's. margaret was crowned first in 1921 as most beautiful in america. some contestants have left the throne amid controversy like vanessa williams stripped of her crown after naked photos of her surfaced. she will be returning for the first time keeping her title she went on with her duties as america's royalty working with various organizations like the united states military overseas and children's miracle network hospital. >> heavy is the head that wears the crown. how many responsibilities are you going to take once you pass the crown on? >> once you are miss america you are forever miss america.
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i will always uphold the values that come along with being a miss america title holder. >> she graduated in walnut creek. i asked if she would be back around here soon. >> i had a wonderful upbringing there. it is beautiful open space. kind people, sunshine and the best climate in the world. so i love northern california and the bay area in particular. >> she plans on settling in los angeles and hopes to use her $50,000 in scholarship money towards a business degree. >> very cool. we will be watching the 2016 miss america competition returns to the famous boardwalk hall this sunday. you can experience the glitz, glam, hair spray this sunday at 9 p.m. >> i will get all of that? all right. time now for "ask finney." michael finney answering questions sent in by facebook and twitter and e-mail. asks if one is the victim in a hit-and-run car accident can they assign points to their
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record? >> this is a law in the state of california. it is very specific. if you are victimized by hit-and-run you have nothing to do with it so they cannot put any points on you. if they have done that it is a mistake. first you start with the insurance company and tell them here is the police report, take it off. if they don't then you can go to department of insurance and make them take it off. >> and a really good one via facebook. can a resort charge a resort fee for no show. >> can they call it oxygen fee or tv fee? the reality is they can. if they tell you in advance if on your website or wherever they are clear. i would call up and argue with them about it. call up and go i didn't make it there. you get the room but not the resort fee. if not then you can complain to your credit card company because you did not go there. you did not use the resort.
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so i would try to make the case. >> sometimes it is in the fine print. >> absolutely. that is what fine print is for. other people to get your money. >> pretty much that explains it. >> i would like to refinance my mortgage. who do you recommend? >> the deal is where the deal is. a lot of people go never go to a bank. what i want you to do is go to see what the basic rates are in your area. they do it by zip code so you can figure out what you are looking at. then you want to check out a loan broker, bank if you work with a bank quite a bit. you can go to a credit union and check them all out. money is money. you just want to get it. >> it is tricky because there is talk that the fed may boost rates. you are not sure to go now or wait. >> the rates went up a tad this
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week. i would do it sooner rather than later. >> and do your homework. >> love that. a brand new airline report card is out and airlines apparently are making the grade. the department of transportation said more than 78% of flights arrived on time in july. it doesn't feel like it it is up 2%. cancellations are down to less than 1%. that's the lowest rate in 21 years. flyers are filing more complaints than any other point in the past year. interesting. >> not surprising. health news a new yoga mat is compared to a giant slap bracelet. >> and a major american city requiring restaurants to put sodium label on menus. >> if you like food salty and live in new york city you will see how much sodium is in the meal. city restaurants must put a salt
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shaker on the menu next to items that exceed daily intake. smart workers seek out advice. a study found those who ask for advice at work are perceived as more competent than those who don't and find those who interact are more successful on the job. the government is trying to make walking americans again. passed down recommendations that americans walk more and hosting walking meetings instead of sitting around a table. this yoga mat creators say it is the only self rolling fitness and yoga mat. it is raising money on kick starter to try to mass produce the mat. i'm jane king. >> very cool. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. the north bay community getting ready for a possible el nino and others bracing for what haens if
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the rain does not come. here is dan ashley with a look at what is ahead at 5:00. >> thanks very much. a bay area mother refuses to give up on her son. the new hope she has for getting answers in his murder. keeping your food safe. what one official says is the biggest change in more than 100 years. and the leftovers at the oakland zoo could be worth hundreds of dollars.
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here is tonight's primetime lineup. we have "shark tank," how to get away with murder. join us right back here at 11:00. >> a new report out tonight on el nino predicting heavy rains likely coming that could be a mixed blessing. >> we need all of the water we can get but that might mean too much of a good thing.
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wayne freedman joins us live. is it time to buy an umbrella? >> reporter: this is a marshland where we -- winter time, summer time. if you look over my shoulder this would normally be full of water. this is what is left in september after all of those months of rain. we need water and yes el nino might bring it but if it does this is not the end solution for everyone. >> two guys, one table and boxes filled with free devices. >> we have shower heads. and californians must account for every drop of water not a steady flow of customers yet. the items donated today. it is as if predictions of el nino and possible pineapple express never existed. >> we hope rain comes but we would like to prepare customers for just in case it doesn't.
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>> rain is good especially when paying those big water bills and you like a little kickback. >> reporter: if we had a crystal ball dealing with the future would be easier. instead we have memories and experiences. >> we have concerns. >> manages the leisure lake village. if the name sounds familiar it is a matter of repetition. >> almost every year. >> during heavy rains it has become a regular stop for us. during the el nino it flooded. other years it becomes an island when a creek overflows. this is a community hoping to save water but to not float away in it hence additional pumps with a few row boats lying around. they come with the turf. >> this is the cheapest space around. >> reporter: every place like every season is preloaded with questions and prices. from the north bay, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> thank you. thank you for joining us for abc
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7 news at 4:00. >> i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins with dan and cheryl. >> we tried to get out and only one side door opened. >> a heavy metal band tells how they escaped a fiery limo on a san jose freeway. >> i thought i was going to lose my life. >> a ferocious fire in the east bay. investigators know how it started. now the focus is on who. and it's kickoff time for the nfl. that means it is make or break time for san francisco mayor ed lee. >> i'm sandhya patel. cooler at the coast but still baking inland. the weekend forecast is coming up. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center this is abc 7 news. >> a van barely escapes with their lives. now musicians are sharing
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stories with abc 7 news. i'm cheryl jennings. >> and a.m. dan ashley. the band in that limo was talking about one frightening trip. vic lee is live at the bar where the sand is performing and this could easily have been a cancelled gig. >> you're absolutely right. this is the rock bar theater restaurant and the red dragon cartel, that's the band they are playing here tonight. as an aside this is jaky lee's band. the guitarist in ozzie osbourne's band in the '80s. lee was not in the limo but band members were lucky. i can see a haze of smoke. >> it was a close call for band members from the red dragon cartel. the hummer limo caught fire along interstate 280 near stevens creek boulevard.
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here is what is left of the vehicle. the limo picked up the band from the airport just before 6:00 last night. four minutes later the driver noticed something wrong. >> the driver noticed mechanical issues with the car which concerned him enough to pull him on the shoulder. >> we tried to get out and only one side door opened so we climbed out and then we climbed out. >> everyone got out. >> a huge pop and then ran like little girls. >> and their guitars were in the trunk in the back. >> it's locked. the driver is trying to do it. by that point it had burned. >> reporter: a band member was able to save their


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