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. >> this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, october 25th. let's start with a quick look at our weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn g morning to you. it's awfully gray out there. the reason being a weak cold front is pushing through the area. you notice some grown right here but that's not reaching the ground. we had a few sprinkles to the north of us, but overall this front is pushing all of the energy to the north. we are left with some cloud cover. a mild start this morning. around sunshine. we will be a the cooler due to the cloud cover. temperatures in the low 50s. and livermore 65 delta. so you can see the green well to
the north and as we go through the rest of the afternoon we scale back. some sun and even warmer a bit more to start the work week but a chance of rain to speak of. i'll are have it for you come up. >> develop news out of livermore. police have identified one of two suspects they say shot two men inside a car in parking lot last night. officials say that suspect is 18-year-old jason braun of oakland. police locked down the area at center street between 7th and eighth street in oakland for six hours this morning. officers served a warrant for brown's arrest but he was not home at the time. livermore police are still look for brown, saying he is armed and dangerous. the shooting in that city happened around 6:00 p.m. last night on first street in the cv sbc parking lot. one of the victims died. the other is in surgery. >> these types of incidents
don't happen in livermore. it sounds like these two were the intended targets. >> officers have not yet detained the second suspect. place say the two were armed with en assault rifle. more developing news out of napa county with a deadly car crash occurred in american canyon highway 29 and eucalyptus are drive in front of the sonic drive-in around 7:3. they closed the northbound lanes as they investigated the scene. no word yet if anyone else was involved in the crash or if there were any injuries. and the chp is investigating a two-car crash that killed five people last night. in a head-on collision on highway 120 near smith station road in the groveland area.
one of the vehicles was registered in san jose. no word on a cause. abc7 news spoke exclusively with the man injured in a bizarre chase and crash that started with a stolen police car yesterday. >> now he's going backwards. heads up, get out of the way. shots fired! shots fired! >> you are listening to the radio calls between the officers, leading up to the arrest of this man on the bridge. sergio quintana has the story. >> this is video of the suspect you will see only on abc7 news. he's the man who led police on a chase through the city in a stolen police s.u.v. it's a pursuit that ended right behind muhammad. >> it hit me and my car accelerated into the car ahead of me. >> from sky 7hd you can see where the police
s.u.v. slammed into his maroon cadillac, but he was surprised to see someone who was not an officer jump out of that police cruiser. >> they jumped over my vehicle and then jumped over the bridge. it was all very frightening not knowing quite what was going on. >> he said a policeman also jumped over the ledge to the lower level of the bay bridge. that's where officers were able to make an arrest. this chase started miles away in the marina district. police were called there to deal with the man waving a knife, but he got away. >> and was able to make entry into the officer's marked patrol vehicle and actually steal the vehicle from the officer that still had the keys in the ignition. >> that's when he led the police on a chase through the city. >> a lot of cop cars going up and down the valencia streets, and, undercover cars going up the street. he saw it and later was caught in traffic coming back into the
city on the bay bridge. he said it tack him two hours to get back. abc7 news. >> this man, sergio manriques, faces accusations of having a stolen handgun that belongs to a highway patrol officer. san francisco police arrested him after stopping manriques for a suspected traffic violation friday night. he is on probation. that gun vanished after someone broke into the chp officer's personal car on howard street last sunday night. it had been inside a backpack. investigators want to know what caused a four-acre grass fire that threatened homes in the milpitas hills area. it started around 2:30 yesterday afternoon near the summit point golf course. abc7 news viewer showed these pictures with us showing how dangerously close it burned to homes. a helicopter, two attackers and an air attack plane all dropped
retardant on that fire. abc7 was at country club drive when firefighters quickly got the flames under control. with the dry conditions, neighbors worried it could have been a lot worse. >> i was scared and what we did is put all the valuables in the car and we were ready to take off because it was only a few hundred feet away. >> fortunately no one was hurt. >> the massive valley fire in lake county has left hundreds of animals in jeopardy, and now those unclaimed will soon go up for adoption. the santa rosa democrat reports the lake county animal shelter is still housing dozens of unclaimed fire-rescued pets. the shelter, along with several other agencies, helped nearly 3400 agent is during the fire. about 40 still remain. after wednesday, any unclaimed pets will be put up for adoption. now to the aftermath from hurricane patricia. mexico's government said the
storm damaged as many as 3500 homes, and downed trees are covering the main road between manzanillo and puerto vallarta. power is now back on in many communities. patricia has weakened into a tropical depression yesterday morning after being called the biggest storm on record in the western hemisphere. so far no reports of any deaths or serious injuries. some 15,000 tourists had to be hastily evacuated. the airport has reopened in puerto vallarta, and many are coming back home. abc news was at sfo and witnessed some of the emotional reunions. here is abc anchor natasha zouves. >> i feel hike i'm little again, waiting for my parents. >> sheer panic, sheer panic. >> watching the hurricane move through, knowing her parents were there and now watching it on the screen. for her there's been no sleep.
>> horrible, horrible. we were so scared. we thought nothing was going to survive. and then when the mexico government said it was the biggest hurricane they ever saw, that scared us. we've been up all night. >> hurricane patricia had winds up to 200 miles an hour before coming to shore. despite that, there were though -- no reports of deaths or injuries in mexico. at long last the reunion >> and we are happy to see our parents. we got so scared, so scared. >> also coming home, brad powell, who rode out the hurricane, documenting every moment of his vacation gone wrong on twitter. moving out of the hotel and into a shelter. >> it's such a relief, honestly, just to be back and to be home. can't wait to go pick up our dog and just sit in our kitchen and feel safe again. only 24 hours ago andrew looked at me and said are we going to die here?
and it was a serious concern. >> back safe, his last tweet before the four-legged reunion he was looking forward to. brad writes, someone is happy to see his parents made it home from patricia. >> the hurricane made landfall friday along a sparsely populated area of the coast line. there's still work to be done in those regions. >> meanwhile rain is moving out of texas this morning after that state was drenched by the remnants of past. in san antonio a man out walking his dog got swept into a flooded drainage ditch. more than 18 inches have fallen there since friday morning. much of the state remains under a flash flood watch through at least this afternoon. but they are saying that the worst may be over for now for
that state. >> you are exactly right. in fact, a tornado warning for a portion of louisiana. wicked weather moving out of texas, into the southern mississippi river valley. back home, here is 60 degrees, going for a high of 74. with he will increase the sunshine and increase the temperatures in the days ahead. i'll detail the forecast for you next. >> a tragedy in oklahoma. a driver plows into a college homecoming parade, killing four people, including a toddler. what the suspect's family is now saying. also ahead, a traffic standstill. what got dozens of people out of their cars on the richmond-san rafael
>> in oklahoma a 25-year-old woman accused of driving drunk and killing four people at a college homecoming parade is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. a two-year-old boy is among the dead. now we are hearing from the accused driver's father. abc news anchor reggie has the latest. >> the game goes on. oklahoma state university players take a knee before their homecoming game. not praying for a win, but hoping for the best for victims of terrible crash just three
blocks away from stadium. >> we need a bunch of help. we have a car up in the crowd up here. need extra help. >> as people lined the homecoming parade route saturday morning, investigators say a driver first hit an unmanned police motorcycle, then drove right into the stillwater, oklahoma crowd. >> by the grace of god he could have killed my grandchildren. he could have taken him like that. >> police say 25-year-old adacia chambers was behind the wheel. >> the driver of the car was arrested at this point for driving under the influence. >> the father of the accused driver told the oklahoma newspaper, i can't figure this out. this is not the person that's my daughter. i can't imagine alcohol being involved. she's not an alcoholic that i'm aware of. >> a somber mood, indeed. fans have made their way into the stadium. >> this is a school that lost players and coaches to two separate plane crashes in the past 15 years. this time oklahoma state takes a moment of silence for the loss of their fans.
school officials decided to go ahead with the game. >> we are heartbroken at this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with family. >> and that was reggie reporting. in addition to the four people who died, five people are in critical condition this morning in oklahoma hospitals. twelve others, including six children, are still in the hospital. >> sky 7hd was over the san rafael-richmond bridge yesterday after a car caused a tow truck to get wedged in between the bridge railings. east bound lanes were closed ford more than an hour. no one was hurt. some people you see getting out of their cars, finding some pretty creative ways to pass the time. including ian gilligan, a 12-year-old in our abc7now community who tweeted this video. he was on his way to a golf tournament when he got stuck in
the backup and he used the time to practice his golf skills right there on the freeway. when you see news where you live, take a photo or video and share it with us using the #abc7 now. we could use them on air or online. abc7news.com. >> this morning there was a goal to end diabetes. the goal was to raise more than $400,000 to fight type 1 diabetes. every year about a mol people join the walk all over the country. funds raised through the events support research to find treatments and a cure. the three-mile walk starts at 11:00 this morning at bay and laguna streets in san francisco. and decent weather for those walkers, according to ms. argen, who is hear now with an update. we are looking at some cloud cover. we have all morning long. any sprinkles with that so far?
no. live doppler 7hd cop firm the cloud cover. you see a little bit of a return here but none of it is reaching the ground. this is going to clear. we will look for sunshine and cooler temperatures today with maybe a sprinkles throughout the around. but overall just kind of dying on the vine as it pushes through. still a lot of energy with remnant low from what was hurricane patricia right here into texas and louisiana. the focus shifting out of texas, moving into lafayette, and isolated tornadoes are possible here. they picked up nearly a foot of rain in some parts of texas and they will be getting a break. now from emeryville we can see the cloud cover and a the bit of clearing there with 60 san francisco. san jose. 61 half man bay. it's a mild start but with limited sun this morning it's a cooler finish. the pass amgen tour of the cold front. sfo right now partly cloudy conditions. temperatures ranging from the low 50s.
napa 53. concord 62 for you. in livermore a mild start with numbers in and around 60 degrees. golden gate bridge partly cloudy hear, as well. so perhaps a little bit of drizzle here and there. overall we are sunnier this average but temperatures ending up pretty much in the 70s. mid-and upper 70s in the warmest locks. 86 yesterday in livermore. a cool-down for you. next system arrives on wednesday and this one looks like wednesday is going to split. so not all the energy will be focused in one spot. with he will take a look at that in a minute. right now radar satellite imagery shows the moisture toward crescent city and points north. and that's pretty much where it will remain. as we go through the next couple of days we are sunny tomorrow, inkeying clouds tuesday. this is the remnants of a hurricane. and this is where we are getting the diverges forecast models and
some of the forecast going north. wednesday 6:00 we are still dry and by wednesday at 5:00, more moisture south. so right in between is the bay area. not looking hike a whole lot burks between now and then hopefully things might change. but we are still calling for a chance of rain. and with temperatures out ahead of that system, even warmer. today, though, cooler, and 72 for you at oakland and palo alto at 71. upper 70s livermore and morgan hill. look for 73 degrees today in napa. the accuweather seven-day forecast. we are slightly cooler today. a warmup tomorrow, more sunshine. clouds on tuesday. still pretty warm. our chance of rain on wednesday. thursday we're still mild and we warm up right after the end of october. halloween looks dry and warm. >> you can see what the showing up on live doppler 7hd anytime with the new abc7 news weather app. we have more information at a become c7 news.com/apps.
>> the average american household is more than $7,600 in debt. for those in deep financial trouble there's something you can do right now. "7 on your side" michael finney shows how you can reduce that debt before paying it off. >> pauline commutes regularly from benicia to san francisco. her ex-husband is a contractor and crosses bay area bridges regularly to get to various job. the couples shared a joint account and accumulated thousand of dollars in fast track follows and penalties. i went to fast track and pleaded it down. she pleaded financial hardship and they agreed to reduce her debt from $4500 to $1,000. negotiating your debt is a common practice used by debt counselors. but abby of consumer credit counseling of san francisco warns it isn't easy. >> if you are severely delinquent, if you have a lump sum you can offer, they may be willing to accept it, but there are no guarantees. >> the hardship may be involuntary. being laid off is an involuntary hardship.
quitting a job is not. but there are no hard and fast rules. >> they told me it was open for negotiation, and that i had to fill out some paperwork, which i did. >> she said the key is to reach out for help early, before you are delinquent. >> let them know what's wrong, tell them what you are going through. it may not be a lump sum settlement but you may be work with them in another way. >> you may be able to regular nate a reduced interest rate or reduced payments until you are out of the hardship. it takes patience, but it's worth it. >> you have to work for it. it's not something they will give to you right away. >> fast track said they will settle on a one-time basis if the customer agrees to maintain their account in good standing going forward. i have a link to the irs on our program at abc7news.com. it's their settlement program. i'm michael finney. 7 open your side. >> one of the raiders biggest
rivals, the san diego chargers, plan to file an official request to move to l.a. the chargers and raiders have proposed sharing a yet-to-be-built stadium in the los angeles area. a newspaper, the union tribune, reports a chargers officials says they will ask the nfl to approve the move in january. this is a third team. the st. louis rams also are considering a move to l.a. all three franchises have played in l.a. in the past. a woman in new jersey expecting a box of hair products she ordered online got a much more surprising delivery last week. inside the box, 50 pounds of marijuana. the homeowner said it wasn't addressed to her. she had no idea who sent it, so she called police. the pot has a street value up to $100,000. the police department has posted pictures of the pot on its facebook page, inviting the
person expecting the package to come to police headquarters to claim it. so far no takers. much more ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news. a birds-eye view. the flock back home this weekend after more than a month of rehab. >> record-breaking rainfall in parts texas led to more flooding and more rescues overnight. coming up from houston t you see this look on my face? sfx: growling
>> welcome back. we are starting this half-hour with a look at our weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning to you. 46 minute delays at sfo. we have a quake front embedded here that could allow for a few sprinkles but most of the moisture is headed to the north. with he will break out into more sunshine as this passes and we
get on the back side of it. right now look pretty good in emeryville. temperatures are mild we're 59 in oakland this morning. 61 half moon bay. 60 san jose. so we have a milder start, a cooler finish. 80s in the seven-day outlook and a chance of showers. >> thank you, lisa. much of the texas heartland is under flash flood watch this morning with remnants of patricia on the move, dumping more rain across a roaming already saturated from earlier storms. abc news reporter elizabeth herr is joining us live in houston with the latest. good morning, elizabeth. >> carolyn, good morning to you. >> overnight more rain, soaking parts of texas, already drenched with rainfall. in san antonio to dallas, floodwaters are inundating
streets, and stalling cars and leading to dramatic rescue after rescue. >> i was just hoping not to drown or fall because the current was flowing pretty hard. >> we have our hazardous materials experts monitoring the scene. >> crews are using foam to control diesel spilling from a derailed train south of dallas. >> we know there will be extreme damage to the roadways throughout the county. >> and after heavy rains took out roadways throughout the county, officials are relying on txdot trucks and civilians to navigate flooded streets. the severe weather also produced this funnel cloud in harris county. strong winds now being blamed for tearing down fences, blowing off roofs and littering the streets with debris. >> the whole house started to shake and i looked out the window and all you saw was a whirlwind of trash. >> this is what is left of patricia moving across texas. some coastal areas threatening to get a foot or more of rain, the houston mayor is prepared for the worst. >> all of our first responders
are on notice they may have to deploy. hanks we have behind me here is a sports field that is partially submerged. the jogging trail is blocked by a tree that was uprooted and floated down to this spot. this is some of the damage as a result of the bay use and creeks sweeling overnight. >> thank you. president obama is calling for less class time dedicated to standardized testing. according to a study, students spend about 20 to 25 hours per school year taking those standardized tests. the president wants to change that. right now testing amounts to 2.3% of classroom time for the average eighth grader. the president said testing should only take up 2%. >> because learning is about so much more than just filling in the right bubble. so we are going to work with states, school districts, teachers and parents to make sure that we're not obsessing
about testing. >> tomorrow president obama will meet with the u.s. secretary of education, school officials and teachers to work on reducing testing time. the president said he hopes this can help educators use their creativity to make sure students are prepared for success. >> with the next debate just three days away, republican dat donald trump spoke this morning about raising questions about fellow candidate ben carson on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. donald trump talked about strong feelings against his nearest rival. trump sidecars is weak when it comes to his stance on certain issues the country faces, including illegal immigration. >> ben is extremely weak, as you know, on illegal immigration, and you can't have that now. we have to have a country of borders. we need strength in our country, and you can't be weak on
immigration. he is for amnesty and i'm for a very strong border. >> trump also had some words to say about democratic frontrunner hillary clinton, saying, quote, our country is in bad shape, and if we have hillary it will just get worse. some very happy birds are back at home in the bay this weekend of a more than a month in rehab. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on what was wrong and the mystery surrounding it. >> russ curtis let his it 12-year-old do the honors. releasing 10 common murres back to their home in san francisco bay. >> nice. [bird calling] >> that's what we want to hear. >> call it a bird's way of thank you and good-bye. >> the sound they make is a happy sound and it makes you feel happy, too >> it's been a long road for these seabirds. >> these birds have been with us
for four or five weeks. >> they have been at the international bird rescue in fairfield. many being fed with tubes. they regained their strength. the murres being that look a little like penguins, were found along the bay area beaches. >> people would often say i saw a penguin on the beach. what is it doing on the beach? >> these birds should not be on the beach. they should be on the ocean fishing. >> murres can dive hundreds of feet under water to find fish, but these ones found were hungry. >> they are telling us there's a change going on in the environment and they are having a harder time finding fish. >> the one lingering question is why? to take in ten birds in a month would be normal, but they have taken in 450 in a three-month period. >> we've never had this many birds this time of the year come in. >> they have a theory. >> climate change. >> the ocean temperatures were five to ten degrees warmer. we believe because of the warmth the fish of diving deeper. that's fish that they foriage for. >> and as like pelicans will show up later. at least 60 are still being nursed back to health. in a few weeks the hard work will pay off. >> it goes by in about ten seconds and they are back out in
the wild, but it's a feeling that lasts a lot longer than that. >> in sausalito, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> happening today you can get a first-hand look at how a habitat can be brought back to life in sonoma county. this site was used for cattle grazing and almost became a casino before it was purchased back in 2005. conservationists spent $18 million restoring it and now a man-made breach in the levy will allow satellite water from the bay to fill a tidal marsh. its expected to take 24 hours to fill the marsh. you can witness the returning tides today between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30. still ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news. the device stopping tremors in their tracks. the breakthrough technology that's making lives better for victims of a debilitating disease. and here's a live look from our
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wednesday night, after all the workshops, elton john will perform as an appreciation concert. you can expect traffic delays near moscone starting today through next saturday. lisa, that's a big bill. >> exactly. you are looking at seeing some sun, seeing some clouds. and from mt. tam, call it partly sunny, temperatures in the 60s. a few sprinkles here throughout the around but the retail space of you warming up and bryceening up. we will start about a warm start to the week. that's all just moments away. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, tenth-ranked stanford continues to roll. washington the latest victim. mike shumann has the highlights and the reaction in sports.
>> welcome back, everyone. thanks for joining us. this is a live look from the golden gate bridge camera. you see the puff of clouds in the distance. that will lift and we should have a dry weather this week. what else is going on where youlish? lisa argen along shortly with a full accuweather forecast. in sports the defending nba champion warriors will kick off a new season on tuesday, but without head coach steve kerr, who could miss several games. yesterday the general manager bob myers confirmed that kerr l.
not be ready for the season opener or perhaps other games because he's continuing to recover from a spinal fluid leak, followed by a series of back surgeries. the assistant coach will continue at interim head coach. >> in football this afternoon, the raiders are in action in san diego. the silver and black will battle the chargers, with both teams hoping to avoid a third straight loss. kickoff at qualcomm stadium at 1:05 this afternoon. tenth-ranked stanford will likely move up in the polls today after rolling over washington last night. it's their sixth straight team victory. here's shu. he has the highlights in this morning's sports >> good morning. the tenth-ranked stanford cardinals facing their toughest pac-12 test last night. washington the defensive leader in total yards and points allowed entering the game, and stanford dominated, beginning their 6th straight home night win. kevin hogan broke a record for rushing yards by a quarterback.
this 15-yard run gives him 965 yards. and kevin through the air. austin hooper takes the defender and a 21-yard score. cardinals led 17-0 at the break. washington got a touchdown to get on the board in the third. logan finds mccaffrey and the touchdown. stanford wins big. 31-14, the final. >> the guys up front, they are doing their job it makes our job easier. you have a quarterback in kevin hogan who can command the feed. he's getting yards with his feet but he's always getting us into the right may. >> we are hard to predict right now whether we are going to rub or pass out of our different formations. and it's nice to have. san jose state has had an up and down season. new mexico in town last night.
spartans needed the win. the running back put it on his back. second play of the game. he finds the hole and he is gone. he is gone! 71 of his 153 first half yards come right here. he had 36 carries, 263 yards and a touchdown. 7-0, sparty. ran for a record earlier this season. potter, two passing touchdowns. he and free man connect. up 25-14 at the break. one reason to start kenny potter over joe gray because potter is more mobile. third quarter, i call it mobile. scrambles around, scrambles back around, finds a seam, turns and goes up the middle for the touchdown. san jose state improved to 4-4 with a 31-21 win over the lobos. here is tyler irving on reaching the 1,000-yard mark. >> it's just another step forward. i still plan on continuing to run hard each game, and i'm not really worried about how many yards i get, i'm worried about helping our team get the win.
>> he's a special player. he can catch the ball, can run it, and it's nice. and credit to the offense linemen. and the multiple form nations and the coach just called a great game again. i was really encouraged by the running game and he's a special player. >> sharks 5-2 win over carolina and the raiders and chargers are going at it. we will have those highlights tonight at 5:00. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> lisa has been talking about the weather. doesn't seem like any rain is coming our way in. >> we've gone back on a couple of things and here we go again. this shows the cloud cover and some clearing throughout the bay. we still can see a sprinkle in the north bay throughout the early afternoon. but other than that this front is really just dissipating and looking at what's behind it, which is high pressure building in. that starts our work week with warmer weather and the energy, the moisture from crescent city
on northward. overall we've got some sunshine on tap. 60s and 70s today for your high temperatures. 59 in oakland right now, as well as mountain view. half moon bay at 61 degrees. and we welcome in the 80s today. that's a switch. it was about 86 yesterday in livermore. some delays despite the clearing on the peninsula. sfo about 48 minutes away. 60 by the delta. and concord and livermore with the cloud cover overnight we stayed mild and it was a warmer start, slightly cooler finish and napa is 53 degrees. still cool in the north bay and the golden gate bridge right now. we will see 60s on the coast. and looking at a partly cloudy sky overall. and warmer temperatures arrived for your monday and tuesday. then by wednesday, that's when we could see a chance of showers. but we are looking at that system, as well, kind of diving apart. otherrers a hook at our water vapor imagery showing the
moisture cop tent in the atmosphere. we have the clouds we have some of the moisture. can't get it to pro sip tate out, though. out in the pacific there's a hurricane that will add to the rain chances come wednesday. the rest of the day today featuring the clouds thing out, the sunnier conditions. look at eureka and north of ukiah where there is more activity. in the mountains it will be cloudy to partly sunny here and a chance of showers tonight for the northern sierra. 84 in los angeles. finally cooling down there a little bit with more cloud cover. and here comes that next system. so this is olaf. there's another system being generated in the pacific northwest and they were supposed to merge and head toward central california. but what's happening is the energy going well north into the pacific northwest and then that little blob of moisture looks like it will push maybe to the south of us. so we will have to see. we are still keeping a chance of rain. but with that the cloud cover,
it will be cooler come wednesday. today 74. average high necessary the mid-70s for san jose. we bump up the numbers in the upper 70s for monday and tuesday. wednesday is cooler, as well as thursday. we get toward the end of the month and halloween we are warmer. 78 in livermore, 72 oakland. vallejo and 71 santa cruz. the accuweather seven-day forecast looking at the warmer weather tomorrow. increasing clouds on tuesday. maybe a few light showers wednesday. and then the chance for the warmer weather and halloween. and we are looking for day light saving time ending and getting that extra hour of sleep. >> yeah, we need it. thank you, lisa. bay area researchers are trying to perfect a technology that uses electricity in the brain to fight debilitating diseases. as cheryl jennings discovered, it could soon become much more effective. >> watching jim wiseman's hand tremors is like tracking a passing storm.
it stops the moment researchers at stanford turn on a surgically implanted device that keeps his parkinson's symptoms in check. >> the dbs literally just gets rid of it. >> the device is known as a deep brain stimulator or dbs. it floods the brain with electronic signals, essentially calming the patient's neuropathways in many cases. but they believe stimulation could be far more effective if it were more precisely targeted. >> this is how we've been doing brain pacing for the last 30 years. the brain pacing for deep brain stimulator is on all the time. >> now she and her team are working to make dbs behave more like modern computerized pacemakers which only activate when a patient's heartbeat gets out of rhythm. to accomplish that in the brain, jim wears a sensor that will detect when his tremors are starting.
>> we are actually programming a computer that will adjust the neurostimulation based on the patient's symptoms. the sensor sends a signal to the miniaturized computer that tells the stimulator when and where to activate. and at what power level. >> by tweaking the settings the stanford team is hoping to find the precise electronic frequencies needed to control his tremors without blanketing his brain with electricity. >> what that means is the stimulator is not on for as long as it might be. it might be lower voltage and we may not see some of the side effects we can sometimes see with deep brain stimulator. >> now you can see the tremors coming back when i turned off the stimulator. >> beyond safety, she believes the system, known as closed-loop dbs, will allow researchers to target multiple symptoms, such as disrupted muscle motion, and perhaps some day adding sensors that adjust the settings if a patient is sitting or walking. >> our goal is that the patient really shouldn't have to worry about it. that the pacemaker will seamlessly adjust itself based
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park. and what is that thing? >> looks like a lama. >> yeah. >> it's a little cloudy out there in spots. here's a look from the east bay hills camera. it's really brightening up around the bay. it's a mild morning. 50s and 60s. around highs today will be held on a bit here over the east bay hills. but elsewhere it's pretty sunny from emeryville and even the north bay is looking at some sunshine. so that's going to be the deal for the next couple of days. until we get another chance of rine coming our way on wednesday. >> who keeps a lama in their house? >> i don't know. >> that's going to do it for us. thank you for joining us on the abc7 sunday morning news. i'm carolyn tyler along with lisa argen. news continues now online, on twitter, facebook and all your mobile with devices with our abc7 news app. abc7 news continues at 5:00 p.m. have a great sunday and a great week ahead.
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