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abc7 news begins with breaking news. >> the breaking news is in sonoma county with a police hand hunt for a suspect wanting for raping a woman over two hours ago. >> we are over the scene in the southern part of the city. police say the woman came home to find a man inside her house before 9:00 this morning. he sexually assaulted her according to the police and took off. the police want to catch this guy right away. he is described as being white, at least 6' with a pot belly and last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black jeans and black boots and he had a black
beanie covering his face. we will stay on top of the story by following us on twitter@abc7newsbayarea. also, breaking right now a vallejo kidnapping suspect mathew muller has entered no contest plea in court in connection with another home invasion. this was in dublin in june. our reporter is covering the case so immediately after entering the know contest plea he became faint and paramedics arrived and he was treated. court conditioned when he was feeling better. the client, who is not yet facing federal charges will appear in federal court on monday afternoon on a federal complaint already finalled. the torn said he will enter a not guilty plea in that case. >> now the valley fire. burning in lake, napa and sonoma. this is video from state folks would flew over the fire this morning. the place now is only 74,000
acres and 40 percent contained. finally, some good news for some of the fire victims, evacuees would live in middletown, hidden valley and cobb can return tomorrow. people in lake berryessa were allowed to return yesterday. there will now be daily briefings for local residents at 1:00 o'clock reach day in lakeport. >> a school that senators -- serves the area re-opened for the first time since the evacuation the first step to normalcy and recovery. here is the story from tiffany wilson. >> good morning, buys. >> it is a good morning. today is the first day of school since the valley fire evacuation. >> it is great. i am glad the school is safe. her daughter is in the second grade. >> are you excited? >> to play with my friends.
>> after a antioch of couch serving the mother is happy to regain the normal routine. >> nice to be home. >> and kill felt very strongly about re-opening the school even on a friday. >> it is important to know life will run. >> students will talk to students about their experience dug the evacuation. >> got really smoky and dark and they said to evacuate. not everyone returned, only ten of the usual 29 students made it to the because. -- bus. >> those that were there are pleased to get back to living their life. >> attendance was voluntary and only half showed up for class the principal is hoping on monday all 52 students will be back in school. state insurance commissioner will visit the burned area today. he and the team will meet with evacuees and brief local officials on insurance issues
affecting the residents would lost their homes. they are looking for medium and long term housing for 3,000 who lost their homes. fire victims of lake and calaveras county are automatically eligible for an income tax break. those staying at evacuation centers could get their mail delivered, with the middletown post office closed sip the fire broke." people have had to drive to clear lake to get their mail but the mail will be brought to kelseyville and calistoga. >> wine country animal lovers is picking up a tab for the bill of some pets injured, for fire victims where pets can be seen by a veterinarian at labeling county or the calistoga pet
clinics and is coordinating pet supplies to the center in california together. >> some camping out in calistoga are sleeping a little bit easier because of "7 on your side" and michael finney dealing with back pain sleeping on the hard cots. he found two air mattresses left at a local hardware store and delivers them rebuild their lives and, remember, can you give where you live to help out people affected by the valley fire and other wildfires across california. there are so many ways to contribute so go to abc7.com or text red cross to 9099 to instantly get $10. more evacuees from the butte fire are running to their homes and firefighters say the worse is over.
the 70,000 acre fire is now 60 percent contained. pg&e is working to repair broken and burned poles and power lines. we had a heat break, rain, and now heating up again. >> up, up and down, that is how it is, we started down this morning and really cool. everyone is warmer but half moon bay is two degrees cooler. that puts our temperatures in the 60s to 70s already. los gatos is 76 a warm spot and 76 in vallejo and half moon bay. i wanted to show you the flags they are still pointing to the ocean. we are seeing the beginningings of the breeze. three day forecast shows we jump to 85 conservatively by sunday in san francisco and 90s to 100s for the rest and it will
be smoky, also. >> a judge has just set bail for three correctional deputies accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death with the bill at $1.5 million each. matt? >> yes, the hearing took about 40 minutes at the santa clara county hall of justice with bail set. [ inaudible ] >> we are having technical difficult with matt the the man suspects of killing kate steinle was charged with murder this morning. francisco sanchez will be back in court december 15. he admitted in a jailhouse interview with abc7 that he fired the gun at pier 14 on july 1st. the attorneys believe he should not face murder charges because they say he found the weapon and
accidentally fired it. and that shot hit and killed kate steinle. >> an east bay high school has been closed because of police activity and sky 7 was over amador valley high school after the principal got a threat through e-mail before 7:00 a.m. and the campus was evacuated. investigators are now working to find the location from which the e-mail was sent. >> a controversy is brewing at schools in orinda today. but parents are upset over a plan to cut down on snacks in the classroom. and people have a chance to see the big i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most of my life.
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>> a federal filing encounter between two fishermen and a hammerhead shark. they were fishing on the kayak and the shark tried to grab the fish they had caught. look at this drama going on. other sharks started to show up and after the hammerhead took the fish it went away. both men got away, also, unharmed. >> take a bite out of this an effort to cut down sugary sweets is causing outrage in orinda. the parents are furious over the new guidelines discounting students from bringing sugary snacks during birthday
celebrations. parents are upset they did not get a say. necessity have launched a petition asking the district to overturn the guidelines, that has got were nearly 200 signatures if less than 24 hours. the school district leaders say the goal was to promote healthy eating and combat obesity. >> new hotline development received a green light after a marathon meeting signing off on this roth which will soar above 5th street between mission and lou war street and these are figures from the san francisco business times showing what the development will look like, complete with therery and affordable house, and office space. hundreds have voiced their opposition last night saying they are worried the project will spur more gentrification south of market. a if you commuter rail line could extend to downtown novato with the city council unanimously deciding to move forward with a cost assessment study on a station. it will be used for the sonoma marin area rail transit train
which is from san rafael to santa rosa and is under construction with completion set for next year. >> if you live in concord, listen do this, you can get free tickets to the counting crows concert with concord residents getting up to four free tickets. you have to on show up at the box office between now and 2:00 with a government-should picture i.d. and a utility bill with matching address available on first come first serve basis. >> mike, maybe we should just sit outside? >> on the lawn it will be hot, in the 100s in concord. gives you a reason not to do yard work as we head into next week. >> the autumn will start on wednesday. >> plus, one.
amount. the three men were in handcuffs wearing red jump suits from jail. the defendants will be back in court december 28 to discuss the options for posting bail. matthew pairs and jereh lubrin and rafael rodriguez are charged with homicide under the color of authority and conspiracy. >> a one-year-old sea otter with asthma is learning a new skill. check this out. >> that otter is using to use an inhaler do breath better the first to be diagnosed with asthma at aquarium. no word on why she has aquarium but she noticed she had trouble breathing when smoke from the region washington wildfires moved into the seattle area. so just like humans... >> lungs are not meant to breathe if that toxic smoke. >> you know what, it will be
nice to be in the water this weekend. >> absolutely, water temperatures upper 50s to low 60s, and beach temperatures are 80s, and santa cruz is sunny, and 72 on way to, possibly, 90s over the weekend, and, maybe you like it cooler, at 64 right new, and if lake tahoe the highs are in the 80s so it will be warm. guess what is starting here in 12 minutes? the american heart association heart walk is guess who is leading the walk from the plaza all the way to at&t park, the coach will do it at 11:30 is when the expo will get going and by 1:00 o'clock, they should be in. ending at at&t park at 73 degrees. look how calm the bay water is from the the from the emeryvill. it is warming today and bringing us record highs especially on sunday with the winds from the
northeast, we pull in some of the smoke from the valley fires so it will be hazier this weekend as we head to next week, autumn begins with the cooling trend. winds are light and variable but half moon bay are at 12 miles per hour and they will be more uniform to the weekend. a few clouds along the coast with a short shelf life gone in an hour or to along with the clouds that are rolling through the golden point. we will see what it does to the temperatures? upper 70s to low 80s through the south bay and san jose at 81 and zest nation santa cruz is 80 and mid-to-upper 80s morgan hill and gilroy and up the peninsula we have the low 80s and then upper 60s along the coast, today, with low-to-mid 70s in downtown and south san francisco and sausalito, and upper 70s to mid-80s if you are headed up to the north bay with santa rosa at 83 degrees. oakland is 77, to 81 in fremont and castro valley and the last comfortable day inland, 84 in san ramon and pleasanton and 90 in brentwood.
at the game this evening, a life beat and dropping to 62. a lot of low-to-mid 50s and notice the lack of clouds, again, so dill be so comfortable tonight. a couple of things are going on, and you can see the beautiful art work, lafayette art and wine fest tall, 80 and 101 on sunday so you will need the shade. if you are tailgating heading into the coffee, 90s for the game, ravens and raiders, 86 degrees warming up to the 90s at 1:25 for the kickoff at 1:00 o'clock. the high pressure shows the sister area that is developing inland and that is what will bring us the near record high temperatures, and we will be nearly 80 at the coast on sunday with mid-90s around the bay and triple digits inland and still hot on monday, but look at tuesday, back to average and wednesday, we have autumn starting and temperatures are
10-20 degrees cooler. i love this time of the year we can go back and forth and back-and-forth. >> absolutely, wearing everything. >> guess what, guys, what is the key to a happy workplace? raises? extra vacation? it is actually free snacks. according to a new survey by grocery delivery service finding companies that provide free food have happier employees. food such as popcorn and candy and soda boost the company morale. >> maybe they can add this next item. >> doritos is showing support for lgbt teens with limited run rainbow chips part of the partnership with the "it gets better project," an organization that encourages gays and lesbians to be their best. the bags are beautiful, right? they they will be mailed to
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as he retires from spanish language tv. >> and what g.m. did do 500,000 cars under recall. >> now, friday's perfect pet. meteorologist mike nicco has some friends. >> thank you, ladies. >> from the animal shelter, the friends of alameda animal shelter. fun. >> fun. >> he has paws. >> big paws. >> akita mix. he is a big dog. >> he is a big dog. >> but so lovable. he is sweet. he is gentle. he would be a great family dog. he can sit. down. stay. rides in the car wonderfully.
>> loving? >> very loving. >> not aggressive. >> he does like to give the slobbery kisses. he need as home along with our other cats and dogs and rabbits. >> he came as a stray? >> as a stray. he need as home. >> okay. we have 15 seconds, do you have something big will coming up? >> october 2nd, we have "after the ball," our big fundraiser of the year, come on down and buy tickets. they are online. >> if you want more on that, we will find you a home, and more animals, call the animal shelter. you did great. mice to see you. >> you, too. >> everyone, will want to take this little guy home. >> and a big personality.
>> hi, i'm chris harrison, your host of the all-new "who wants to be a millionaire." this season, things are a little different around here. there's no more skipping questions, no more easy money, just a single player on a quest to win $1 million, one person answering the question, "who wants to be a millionaire?" [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ all right, hello. thank you very much. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? [cheers and applause] good. our first contestant has a cat that is more famous than she is. let's hope that changes today. from brooklyn, new york, please welcome sophia lucas. [cheers and applause] sophia. >> hi. >> how you doing? good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> how is your cat more famous than you are?