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>> good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, january 24th. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning. live doppler 7hd shows a system offshore. that's where it's going to stay but we are waking up with valley fog in napa. temperatures have dipped considerably compared to yesterday. we still have a few showers lingering hearing on the coast from pescadero southward and i'm not going to rule out a shower later on today. still a slight chance of showers in the forecast but this morning with partly cloudy skies it is 37 degrees in napa, 50 in san mateo, 46 in san jose, so
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considerably cooler. we do have fog and we will continue to see some of the fog develop in our inland valleys. so upper 30s to near 50, and we will see some sunshine today with 50s to near 60 in oakland. possibility of a shower, but the pattern will remain dry. in fact, with sunnier and milder days coming up until the latter part of the week. we will talk about it coming up. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. breaking news out of alaska this morning. a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit the southern part of that state, waking residents and shaking buildings. usgs reports the quake struck around 1:30 this morning alaska time about 160 miles southwest of anchorage. the national weather service said a tsunami is not expected because of how deep the quake hit. so far there are only reports of power outages in the area. super frustration. the big game is two weeks away
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but super bowl 50 gridlock is here. confusing and irritating drivers in san francisco in preparation for super bowl city major streets are closed. southbound lanes of the embarcadero the ferry stewart, market street from beil to stewart, and other areas blocked off. alyssa harrington has more on the gridlock. >> it's the first day of street closers in downtown san francisco while the city prepares for super bowl 50. and alieady -- [horns honking] >> in some spots traffic is a mess. >> we can't get anywhere. people are running across the street super fast like weaving around cars and even at green lights we can't move. >> it took me an hour going around, trying to figure out where i'm going to find a parking place. >> road closers include part of market street near thefer rebuilding which is being transformed into super bowl city. we found frustrated drivers
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running red lights and crossing intersections. >> we waited for three green lights to turn finally. >> this shows traffic earlier in the day. another large event, the walk for life, brought out thousands who marched at justin herman plaza. >> this owner is unsure if delivery trucks will be be ail to make it to his place the next two years. >> it will be a challenge because to come here you have to cross market street so without crossing market it's very hard. the a way maybe an extra 15, 20 minutes to get to you. >> meanwhile traffic control officers help drivers navigate their way to the bay bridge but some are already fed up and vow to stay out of the city until the super bowl is over. >> i'm not coming here. i'm staying home. >> the closers will be in place for the next three weeks. a lot of drivers couldn't figure out how to get to the bay bridge. if you are heading southbound on
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embarcadero you are detour on to battery and cross market street where i am, continue on to first which takes to you 280. abc7 news. >> this is a time-lapse of last night's traffic from the roof camera. you can bet the confusion and frustration will only build in the next few weeks as more and more people get into town. one million expected, and they all have to try to get around. just in time for the super bowl closers, the sub wail night service is running again. it has been closing every night at 6:30 the past few months for the installation of a new communication system. they will run from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the next day. you know you can get the latest on super bowl events and traffic detours with the abc7 news app. it is free to download. just enable push alerts to get instant notifications.
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a massive blizzard has blanketed much. the east coast in the heaviest storm seen in years. this is a live picture of washington, d.c. you see the snow blowers at work. the storm shut down that area, baltimore and new york city, which has been hit by the second heaviest snowfall in history. central park has seen 26.8 inches of snow, just missing the record setting 26.9 inches set in february, 2006. at least 18 deaths are blamed on the weather resulting from car crashes, shoveling snow and hypothermia. many people have been stuck for hours. >> didn't expect to be caught in the middle of snow dilla. >> it's just nonstop, and it doesn't seem like we are getting anywhere, hob honest. >> in new york city a travel ban was lifted about an hour ago. >> a common fight in washington,
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d.c. drivers helping other drivers who were stuck. pushing, digging and helping to tow the cars. snowplows kept working at reagan national airport. normal flight operations mr. and dulles international are expected to remain closed through tomorrow. we will have a live report from washington, d.c. in about 30 minutes. because of the blizzard on the east coast more than 12,000 flights have been cancelled. 12,000, including more than 3,000 today. abc7 news was at sfo where 41 departures and 34' rifles to and from the area were stubbed yesterday. just one flight out of the east coast flight cancelled. they are hoping to get other flights back up and running this afternoon. and officials in pacifica are keeping a close eye on homes
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on a hillside. massive waves are pounding against the shore, further undermining a cliff that's been eroding for years now. sergio quintana has the story. >> police were posted along the waterfront to keep people away from the high surf and damaged walkway and construction crews continued their efforts to shore up some along the water. >> she remembers el nino 1997-'98. >> it was bad but not this bad. >> you can see several yards of the cliff near this avenue in pacifica fall away. further exposing a line of apartments to the ocean below. >> i don't they even we knew how bad it was until yesterday or the day before when it actually started happening to houses on the edge of the cliff. >> two apartment buildings along
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the avenue had been condemned over the years but officials are now watching a third just to make sure revenues of safe. pacifica city manager has taken the unusual step of declaring a state of emergency. >> it's a series of issues, none of which is catastrophic, but you take them together they are outpacing what the still can do to respond. >> you can see what these talking about. a sink hole opened up and swallowed a chunk of the walkway, and one home just a few blocks away has exposed pipe and a portion of the property is dangling over the hillside which has been washed away. the city manager is hoping the state of emergency triggers state or federal help. in pacifica, abc7 news. >> more of that today. the rain starting to end? >> yeah, we will see a little break. showers in the mountain and maybe the north bay will see a sprinkle, but right now we are looking at fog in the north bay.
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right about 50 electric degrees. the numbers plum heed to 37 but that's due to the clear skies. and we will talk about the rest of your weekend, a brief break, and question will return to the rain all in the seven-day outlook. >> also next, filling up. water savers taking advantage of the recent rain to beat the drought and help keep things green. and frolicking in the snow. one guy who is find being the
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here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving without giving up rich flavor do what we do...make it progresso. look at this sweet face. so sweet. ok, we're going to need a napkin gooey, flaky, happy. toaster strudel. >> welcome back, everyone. 5:11 on this sunday morning. thank you for waking up so early to join us here at abc7 news. this is a live look from our
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emeryville camera. partly cloudy today and pretty dry for most of the bay area. lisa argen along shortly with the full accuweather forecast. new this morning, fairfield what police are look at a possible shooting last night at the solano town hall. a man wearing a mask went into the maul targeting a specific group of people but it's unclear if any shots were actually fired because they have not found bullet casing, damage or other evidence. police detained three people who may have been involved and they are now asking anyone with information to contact thome. lawyers for raymond chow are making anotherrest to get him out of his legal troubles. they want the trial judge off the case, accusing him of a conflict of interest. friday's court filing also calls for setting aside this month's jury verdict that found chow
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guilty on all 162 counsel against them. the charges include murder, conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. khow is scheduled to be sentenced in march. a man from las alto is accused of murder and police are still looking for the body of the man he's accused of killing. co-workers reported kyle myrick from gt sports, a motorcycle dealership in the cam bring an park area in san jose. yesterday police arrested steve hill hlebo for myrick's murder. they found a crime scene nearby. they believe he transfor thed myrick's body in his pickup truck. the lights are back on this morning on the bay bridge. the chp confirms there was a partial power outage on the western span that knocked out lights eilluminating the towers and the bridge deck starting
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around 35:30 last evening. the power came on around 5:35. no word on what might have caused the outage. a big milestone is being celebrated in fremont this weekend. yesterday the city commemorated their 60th anniversary with a time capsule installation ceremony at capital and state street. that capsule includes items reflecting fremont's culture, diversity and life. it's going to be reopened in january, 2056 at the city's 100th anniversary. dozens of volunteers on the peninsula made their neighborhood more green. abc7 news was on main street in redwood city where 49 trees were planted yesterday. it's one. self bay area urban forestry events taking part in the super bowl 50 environmental program. >> we appreciate a great turnout. we have 55 people volunteer. it's kind of a community effort. we are a very small group of 10
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to run the organization and we go out into the community and get volunteers to help plant. >> verizon and the super bowl committee helped sponsor the event. there will be new box books, classroom supplies and technology after a big fundraiser last night. it was the first gala to support the chinese-american immersion programs. children as young as kindergarten learned mandrin as part of their education. it included a chinese nine course dinner and raffle drawings. fremont's mayor is a big supporter. his own son is in the program. >> his study skills have improved and language skills. i know from personal experience when i learned a foreign language it helped me in other grades as well. >> abc7 news reporter david louie mc'd last night's event.
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the series of rainstorms have brought smiles to homeowners who installed rain barrel systems. where there's a barrel or series of large tanks they are filling up quickly. here's david louie. >> you might think this house uses a lot of water to top off the pool that loses two inches a week or to cultivate an extensive vegetable gardens, but not see. they only twos two-thirds of their allotment. >> we have tanks here full and these tank are 930% full. >> they inscald a custom designed rain fall systems. each thank those 530 gallons and the pool 1300 gallons either all filled by the rainfall on the roof. >> i don't think ice possible to store too much. you can just empty it out in the garden even though the garden doesn't need it for growth but
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it will refill the ac firs. the ground water sinks whether you lose the water from the ground and we can help that. >> he said you can start small and add later. run off helps irrigate summer crops such as tomatoes. collecting rainwater also has benefits. >> preventing water from going off to the bay. preventing street maintenance where the storm water runoffs takes leaves and debrings with it, it clogs up some of the drains in the streets. stops it before it gets there. >> even the hence seem very happy. in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> today is the last day in walnut creek skates and glide across the ice skating rink. it's been open for november
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since holiday season along civic drive. the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today for this last day. tickets are $15 a person. happening today you can meet your favorite oakland a's players and coaches at the team's annual fan fest. you can get autographs and take pictures with the players and the a's four world series trophies. admission is ten dollars per person and runs from 10:00 this morning to 3:00 p.m. at the coliseum. here's talk thing weather. we are going to have a bit of a dry spell, right? >> yeah. a few showers today but then a weak system that could bring us a sprinkle. we will talk about it. you see it here in the left-hand portion. that's an income system that will bring just a quick burst of snow, maybe an in or two to the sierra nevada and perhaps a
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sprinkle to sonoma later today. otherwise we are looking at high pressure building in in the days ahead and here's activity from the mountains. some showers, those will continue in the morning hours and in the mountains we're look at temperatures ranging from 209's to the 30s with a few flakes of snow here to. overall travel conditions much improved. the next system will move it tonight bring in an inch or two. this is sfo where right now no problems. temperatures are certainly feeling much cooler with partly cloudy skies. 54 half moon bay. 50 san francisco. and north of the golden gate bridge we have some 30s and numbers will continue to drop for the next couple of hours. the sun comes up at about 7:23. 44 by the delta, con to cord, livermore and fog in the valleys forming in the next few hours. keep that in mind. you see some of the cloud cover but we will get into some sunned to. we call it partly cloudy.
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and a few more clouds in the north bay later on today. perhaps a sprinkle there. otherwise throughout the week ahead high pressure builds in tonight through tomorrow, bringing more sun, milder conditions right on through about wednesday. then we will see things given to change with rain returning by the end of the week. so looking wet into friday and the weekend. so the next few hours you will notice we have the clouds and perhaps a couple sprinkles here. but throughout the day with the cloud cover some breaks in between. we will look for a partly cloudy sky. it should feel pretty nice out there. the next couple of days featuring dry weather. really no chance of rain right through thursday, then you will see friday just a chance and a better chance into next weekend. so there's that incoming system. we will see mostly cloudy skies, about 40 in the sierra nevada. 45 in the southern sierra. more sunshine with 60s from southern california to palm springs. the snowpack doing just the fine here, statewide percentage of
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normal is 113% with just a year ago 30%. good news there. 60 oakland. the possibility still exists of a light shower maybe north later on today. today right now it's in the mountains to the south of us. the accuweather seven-day forecast clouds for the most part and more fog tomorrow. look at the temperatures. more sunshine midweek with upper 60s by thursday but the clouds increase and we are back to rain maybe late friday into saturday. looks like it could stay with us for a while. >> the strangest thing yesterday, i was having hundred inch this area and all of a sudden, boom, a huge downpour, and then it was gone. >> yeah >> up next on the sunday morning news, caught on camera. we will show you the terrifying moments for a group of hikers as a rockslide starts right before
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their eyes the this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first bowl today.
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>> when you mail something valuable you probably want it insured so you can get your money back if something gets stolen. or do you? michael finney said it may not be see easy. >> rita sent a nice congratulations gift to her nephew. >> congratulations, here's a little money. >> she got a $500 gift card in
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the card. >> he said it was a grade card but there was nothing in there. >> he said it looked like somebody ripped it out. >> the envelope had been torn open, taped with postal taped and marked with postal stamps. >> it's obvious it had been tampered with. >> she had insured it and filed a claim with the post office. >> they said this is what happened and we will take care of it. >> however, no one responded to her claim. rita kept calling the postal managers. >> i said i have paperwork, red tape, has to be inspected. >> the whole year went by. still no response. >> not fair, not right. what's the point of having insurance? >> she contacted "7 on your side," and the postal service told us rita never filed a claim. but we pointed out the claim is right there. after that, rita got a call. >> oh, we have good news. >> the postal service tells us
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due to an administrative oversight during management changes the registered mail inquiry was not processed. once district leadership was advised of the situation, they took action to accept the claim and make the customer whole. the postal worker came by and delivered her two checks totaling $500. >> i'm just thrilled. it's a lot of money. >> the postal service tells us that the $3,500 gift card remains lost. so it's not clear exactly what happened to it. now if you mail a gift card, remember it's like putting cash in the mail. anybody can use it. i'm michael finney, "7 on your side." >> caught on video a group escaped a rock side in argentina at the ande's mountain stream. a deluge of rocks and water quickly appeared. they had less than a minute to get out of the year.
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this video was upload today youtube. one of washington, d.c.'s most popular residents is enjoying the snow. the national zoo treated this video of their giant panda, chin chin, rolling around the powder yesterday, maybe trying to make some snow angels. the 260-pound panda looks like he's having a lot of fun. the tweet has been retweeted more than 150,000 times. today is the last day the internet cat video festival in san francisco. the festival is an offline celebration of online cat videos. this all-new program has everything from six-second videos to short drama and documentaries. more than 100 in all. the festival starts at 2:00 this morning at the center for the arts on mission street in san francisco. much more ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news. the dig-out begins in washington
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d.c. following the historic blizzard that buried much of the east coast in snow. we will have a live report from the nation's capital. >> i can stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody. >> donald trump at it again. his [♪] ♪ take the time ♪ in your life ♪ just before
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but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. mmmm, yoplait. >> welcome back, everyone. we are starting this half-hour with a look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning, everyone. there's an incoming system right here, and this will be providing some cloud cover just north of i-80. maybe a burst of snow. right now still some leftover, shower activity from davenport to pescadero. this will wind down in the morning hours and question will look for some sunshine throughout the day. 44 hayward. chilly napa, 37 there.
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the mild spot, half moon bay. and a relatively quiet day with numbers ranging from the 50s early on. we will see more cloud cover in the north bay later on. near 60 today and even milder and sunnier in the days ahead. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. this morning that massive blizzard blanketing much of the east coast is moving out. but the deadedly storm has left behind a record amount of snow. dangerous conditions and power outages. abc news reporter kenneth molton is live in washington, d.c. with the latest. you are bundled up. good morning, kenneth. >> i sure appear, carolyn. let's start with the good news. the sun is out in washington. the snow has stopped falling. and i can also tell you the winds are dying down. yes, the storm is over. but the dig-out is just beginning. >> this morning blizzard 2016 proved to be one for the record book. >> oh, yeah, it's no fun. >> no fun at all?
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>> no. it's not a winter wonderland. >> the strong storm and winds crawled up the east coast, dumping more than two feet of snow in some parts. crippling some major cities such as d.c. and baltimore and philadelphia. a travel ban was in effect to clear the roads. >> unless it's truly an energy you should not be on the road. >> but the worst of the storm damage is happening receipt now on the jersey shore. >> the winds are horrible. it's cutting you up, the sand and the rain. >> more than three years after super storm sandy devastated communities, there's major coastal flooding. chunks of ice floating in the street. homes under water in atlantic city, cars submerged. and just like sandy, the storm was also deadly. many of the deaths on icy roadways. an 86 stretch of the turnpike was closed. hundreds of vehicles stranded, including a bus carrying the
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duke university basketball team. now crews are work to go dig out roads, airports up and down the east coast and cities buried by historic snowfall. >> the exact snowfall totals are still coming in, but we are expected to be record-breaking. right now cities like d.c. are trying to figure out if they will be up and running for the work week, carolyn. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> yep. digging out. thank you so much. we appreciate that. well, the storm wasn't big enough to stop a long island couple from having their wedding. bride to be had to take the subway after the travel ban meant her limo could no longer take her to the church. they invited 200 team from the wedding. 100 people made it from as far away as virginia. the bride's father said he wasn't sure she was going to pull this off but he thought since she was born in a snowstorm, she could make it happen. now to your voice, your vote.
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republican presidential frontrunner donald trump grabbing headlines this morning about this comment. >> where i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? it's like incredible. >> the comments cameoed at a rally in the sioux city register. the same day the rival was supported for their party's nomination. >> i think i'll be a better president because of your generosity in being part of this process and talking with me. >> at her campaign event yesterday in iowa, clinton said the endorsement means a lot to her. the paper said the former secretary of state has demonstrated that she's a thoughtful, hardworking public servant, who has earned the respect of leaders at home and abroad. a former mayor of new york city said he is seriously considering
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running for president as an independent. a source close to the 73-year-old told cnn, bloomberg says the race is becoming increasingly polarized and neither side fits his views. he's previously said he will consider entering the race if it appears donald trump or senator ted cruz would face senator bernie sanders. bloomberg will make his decision sometime in march. with just a week left until the iowa caucuses, the presidential candidates are getting their last-minute preparations in. jeb bush and bernie sanders will appear on "this week" to discuss their strategies. you can catch it here at 8:00 this morning right here on abc7. the january 31st healthcare enrollment deadline fast approaching. tuesday beginning at 4:00, trained covered california specialists will join on your side's michael finney to take your phone calls and questions
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you submit on social media. you can ask those questions now. just tag them with hashtag abc7 new on facebook, twitter or just about any social media platform. the higher q&a is tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. right here on abc7 news. this morning an intense manhunt continues for three fugitives who escaped from orange county's maximum security jail in santa anna. those men are considered extremely dangerous. they are charged with crimes ranging from torture to murder. police and search dogs scoured the streets and are focusing in on the jailhouse rooftop. >> the inmates cut through half-inch steal bars to facilitate their escape. the information and evidence also suggest that the inmates cut their way their way through the plumbing tunnels and ultimately gained access to an unsecure area of the roof. from the roof the inmates
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repelled off of the roof. >> well, officials say they escaped from the jail by, as you heard, cutting through tunnels and repelling from a roof. the inmates were last seen early friday morning. the first segment of california's high-speed rail could open in the bay area. state officials are considering a decision to build the first operating segment from burbank to the central valley. but according to the l.a. times, the rail authority is studying an alternative to build into the bay area. running trains from silicon valley to bakersfield. they say it would be less expensive than the burr bank central valley proposal because it would not include tunneling costs. >> still ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news, better than black friday. why now is the best time to buy a new tv and whether 4k technology is worth the price. and here is a live look from our roof cam. a quiet day weather-wise with
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mild temperatures. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few.
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>> dubbed the best cruise ship and it's getting ready to set sail from san francisco for a
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102-day trip around the world. the crystal serenity is hosting an on board tour to celebrate the big trip. a chef will be on board cooking meals and passengers can experience the lounges and entertainment throughout the ship. stops for the ships include indonesia, vietnam, china, australia and russia. it leaves tomorrow night from san francisco and arrives at its first stop in hawaii next saturday. that would kind of be a neat tour. >> absolutely. we are looking at some better weather to get out and do some cleanup or just enjoy the day. showers in the mountains to the south but a live look outside sees some cloud cover of it's 50 here. numbers range into the upper 30s in the north bay. 48 fremont. we will talk about a couple dry days, sunny milder, before the rain comes back the end of the week. thank you, lisa. a big celebration as cal remains undefeated at home.
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super bowl 50 is two weeks from today. the patriots take on the broncos in the championship game. kickoff 12:05:00 p.m. and the panthers in the nfc championship game. kickoff at 3:40:00 p.m. in college hoops cal was hoping to turn around a disappointing season against twelve ranked arizona. here's abc7 sports anchor mike shumann with the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. well, the cal bears hosting number 12 and pac-12 conference leadser arizona. a win would personal help the young bears. luke walton with arizona. here he is with kid, dad, and coach. one of his six threes.
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arizona comes back to tie. off the miss. allen heads the other way. tied at it 66. cal's next trip down. loves the three-ball. he had 6. 28 points. cal now up two. throws it right to allen. he goes in for the bucket. arizona ties it at 73. 18 seconds to go. hits the free throw to put cal up one. last chance for arizona. the lay-up. rolls off. cal improves to 14-6. 4-3 in conference with a 74-73 victory. everybody out on the floor. the bears remain perfect, 14-0 at home. >> we could have crumbled. we did a great job. i think that's -- that separates some teams from other, their ability to grow as the year goes on. >> me coming to cal and this is a game we expected to win, this is game we wanted to win and we came out and got the job done. >> stanford hosting arizona state. game tied at 73. five seconds left. roscoe allen drives the lent of
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court and lays it in. arizona inbounds the ball. jerry blake with the half-court heave for the win! not going to happen. allen led all scorers with 24 points. stanford with a big win. now 4-3 in conference play. 75-73, that final. st. mary's hosting portland. come on people, put the phones down. taking advantage of his size advantage he had on his defender. the junior from melbourne had 20 points, 13 boards. 10 of 11 shooting. can't miss when you get that kind of access to the hoop. and not to be outdone, 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting. and joe from san diego, sweet baseline reverse lay-up, st. mary's wins big. to the ice sharks have points in seven straight games and get a rare quirk in the schedule they play two home games in two nights starting with a saturday matinee against the minnesota wild. a nice reunion from the airman petit who surprised his family
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during a break. what a special moment. and 2-1. joel ward to the pass. tied at 2. 1:30 later. sharks with the two-on-one. he misses the net but throwing security bats to joel ward in front. an empty net. 3-2 sharks after two. but the wild tie late third. jared stole whacks in the rebound. joe thornton wins the draw, capstan joe past with the game winner. sharks win 4-3, the final. they host the kings sunday night. all right. the broncos and patriots, panthers and cardinals today in the championship games. we will have the highlights at 35:00. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> yes, so the super bowl is coming up and we are in the middle of the el nino to storms. >> i know. everyone is wondering. you know what? you can count on some wet weather because more likely than not we will see some rain. in fact, the break that we are
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going to have the next couple of days is going to feel pretty good because not only will with he see more sunshine, have a chance to dry out, but temperatures will be milder. so as we look at live doppler 7hd, you will notice that there's an incoming system to the north that will give a quick burst of snow to the sierra nevada overnight into tomorrow and still a few flakes of snow there now. we have leftover showers and we are looking for it to continue to dissipate. fog has been a problem. so far not a big deal at sfo, but temperatures are ranging from the 50s downtown to the cool 40s. so big changes for you if you head out this morning. much chillier. we've had an area of clear skies for some time before some of the fog develops into the north bay. numbers dropping into the 40s. and speaking of the north bay, the golden gate bridge, nothing going on. but some cool temperatures and fog at 37 degrees in napa, 44 concord, and livermore. and some of that valley fog will continue throughout the next couple of mornings.
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so we will call it partly cloudy throughout the afternoon today. more sun, milder in the next couple of days. rain returns. looks like by about friday into next weekend. and there should be a couple of systems after that. so this morning we have some fog, and also a few showers here verifying from this forecast model. then as we go through the 11:00, 12:00 hour, some sunshine. we will see a few more clouds around the north bay and by the afternoon temperatures should be pretty comfortable in the 50s to near 60. but rain chances, not really for the next several days as high pressure begins to build in. so with the higher pressure pushing down on the atmosphere and some of that moisture, we will have some foggy mornings in some spots. in the northern sierra, about 40. you could see some of the snow tonight. 45 in yosemite. southern california still a concern tore that large westerly swell. still very dangerous conditions here with mid-60s in los angeles. the snowpack is very good all throughout the state.
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the north he were sierra 124%. you can see pretty good even down to the southern sierra. so looking at 113% of normal compared to 30% a year ago. so we will be looking at more snow in the next week, but as for today, things will be quiet. we will look for partly cloudy skies. temperatures ranging from the mid-50s at the coast. maybe an isolated sprinkle late in the day in the north bay. otherwise about 60 in oakland. 58 in san jose. 57 in morgan hill the and the accuweather seven-day forecast looking at temperatures today pretty mild but look what happens as we get more sun throughout the afternoon. the next couple of days. we will see low to mid-60s for monday and tuesday. wednesday and thursday mid-and upper 60s. and then by next weekend look like rain. so very typical to have a little bit of a break during the winter with some dry weather and looks like we're not shutting anything off. sometimes when we have the dry spells it's like, oh, it's normal, no more rain, but it's
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coming back. >> well, that's good. >> yeah. >> thank you, lisa. there are 68,500 seats in levi stadium. it doesn't take a mathematician that means most of us will be watching the super bowl on tv. in fact, as abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom found out, this may be the best time to buy a new tv. even if you are not planning to watch the game. >> freddy and frosty are a dynamic duo. looking to buy a big new tv. >> how big are you looking to get? >> 55. >> that may be the one way these two are decidedly average. >> 55 is the average size we see in san francisco because of the smaller condos and living areas we are dealing with. >> but there's so much more to tvs than the size. organic reasons, curved screens, ultra3d and what brand? the big japanese tv makers are going strong but now it's the korean companies on top. >> lg currently is leading the way in technology and as far as
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>> good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, january 24th. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning. live doppler hd shows another front that will graze the bay area. it will perhaps give us some more cloud cover but overall a few leftover showers dotting the landscape, particularly near the coast. the headline this morning are the cooler numbers. anywhere from 4 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. look at the 30s from santa rosa to napa with fog here. 40 in san ramon. it's 47 fremont and san jose with a mild 54 o

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