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flames tore through their temple overnight. look at this video. the fire is so ferocious, it spread to other building as long that block. >> firefighters are still on the scene near 52nd avenue and tenth street in oakland. that's where abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live as well. >> reporter: look at what's left of that buddhist temple here on east 10th street in oakland. the monk -- one of the monks who were living here believes a candle still burning from a celebration last night may be to blame for this fire. three people were taken to the hospital. one man and two women. they were burned. they are expected to survive. this fire spread quickly. it destroyed two other homes and five vehicles before firefighters could get it out. >> right now the temple is uninabtable as well as two other houses. red cross here assisting. there were 11 displaced citizens but only four requiring
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assistance from the red cross. the others have family to stay with. >> reporter: take a look at this video firefighters posted on twitter. the red cross helped the four monks find a place to stay. they also helped the next door neighbor, whose windows were broken and they don't have any power. the other fire victims have relatives on the same street who they're able to stay with. as i told you earlier, the monks believe a candle started this fire. firefighters will be looking for the official cause later this morning. reporting live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> those flames are just incredible. thank you so much. good morning to you. it is 6:00 a.m. welcome to the day. mike, we want to check in with you because we have warm temperatures coming our way. >> yes. some records could be rewritten today, tomorrow and thursday. we have high clouds out there. they're above the 13,000-foot freezing mark, so they're all full of ice. they're not going to do anything but provide us a colorful sunrise and sun set.
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#abc7now if you see one. here's a look from the east bay hills camera. temperatures mainly in the 40s this morning. mid 60s at noon. upper 60s to low 70s at 4:00. a delightful evening, light coat, mid-50s to low 60s. let's find out about that commute. >> good morning. we had an earlier b.a.r.t. delay. that's been cleared. no problems if you want to take b.a.r.t. this morning. ace train number 1 was off on time and number 3 looks good. we had a ferry cancellation, 680 -- pardon me, the 6:30 departure from bay link ferry. they have a bus in place there. let's update a couple of sig alerts. san francisco still there. a couple of vehicles over -- well, one vehicle overturned. several vehicles involved. stacked up to 280. you may want to use the extension to avoid that. westbound 80 at cor dvment eila junction. those are the two left lanes. traffic stacked up through fairfield.
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we'll come back with a look at your bay bridge in a few. >> thank you. while a san jose police officer is quietly back at work, outrage is growing louder over his reinstatement this morning. the officer was fired over tweets he sent out against black lives matters demonstrators. matt keller is here with who's getting involved today. >> reporter: the department didn't want officer white back on the job. the city didn't either. and many community advocates are upset he's back here at the san jose police department working. but he is back unless a judge overturns the arbitrator's decision. according to the san jose mercury news, the mayor will ask city council to consider city council to consider challenging his reinstatement.
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officer white was fired after sending out tlenting tweets to black lives matter protesters. an independent arbitrator reversed that decision and he was assigned to a desk job. mercury news says the only way to overturn the reinstatement is through superior court. officer white is assigned to a desk job and is not patrolling the streets. we're going to take to you phoenix. we've been following breaking news. just got an update from police about a scary situation. they confirm in the past few minutes a family of shot inside that home. you can see there's smoke coming from the home. it's a little hard to tell. light smoke at this point. police believe the shooter is still inside and he set the house on fire after the shooting. it's not clear what his connection is to the family or whether anyone is even alive inside the home. of course, we'll continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as they come in.
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follow us for updates on twitter @abc7news.com. danville police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide. the bodies of a man and women were found at a home on cross bridge place around 6:15 last night. officers were called about possible fumes coming from the garage. they found 63-year-old paul sweat unconscious inside. he later died at the hospital. 55-year-old chalon swen was found inside the home from a gunshot wound. it's not clear what led to heir deaths. the santa clara county board of supervisors will vote to build a new jail in san jose. it will sit next to the current jail and cost $80 million in state funding. there will be improved visitation areas and better medical space for those inmates with mental health issues. if approved, construction would take at least 2 1/2 years to complete. a 97-year-old woman being forced from her home she's lived in for more than half a century
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has major firepower. she shares her cottage with her 85-year-old room. the two are being told they have to leave. the lawyer for family member selling the property says there's a trust that requires him to sell it this year. now members of high-profile attorney group are promising to represent hatch hatch is terrified about what will happen to her. >> i don't have the slightest idea. that's why i don't sleep as well. >> it was center stage at a town hall meeting in san mateo last night. people spoke about higher rental prices, forcing them from the homes and communities they've been in for years. staying on that theme, many san francisco residents face the challenge of finding affordable housing. today the board of supervisors will vote on whether to place an amendment on the june ballot to double the amount of affordable
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units in new housing developments. the city has only reached one-third of its goal. developers say their bottom line will be hurt if they're required to build more affordable units. fencing in your fury friends when you visit the golden gate national recreation area, how you can stop potential changes in their tracks. also, have you seen this man? police say he has been harassing police say he has been harassing wo
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a lot of 44 to 46 degree temperatures. we're also 51 in alameda. san francisco 52. everybody else in the 40s. danville at 39. same thing in fairfield. activity planner, walking it off, it's going to be great. a little chilly this morning. watch out for moderate amount of uv index if headed to the beaches. check out the colorful sunrise developing across san jose 280 and 17. low to mid-80s tomorrow. wednesday, upper 70s possible. thursday, record highs. that all stops thursday. i'll tell you about a chance to come. >> it's busy on the east bay
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freeway. whole stream of headlights headed in the west bound direction. golden gate fields at the top of your screen, berkeley into emeryville. it's about a 25-minute drive into san francisco. here's what is awaiting you at the toll plaza. metering lights turned on at 5:29 this morning. look at the carpoolers, cruising on by. it's tough for some folks, but if you can carpool, you get to avoid all of that. a couple hot spots with separate sig alerts. cheel check in san francisco. overturn at 101 northbound. more details in a few minutes. national park visitors can now sound off starting tomorrow on a proposal to clearly define where people can walk their dogs in the golden gate national recreation area and where they can't. so, the plan is calling for allowing dogs to be off leash in seven different areas, including
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ft. funston. leashes would be required in other spots. some places would be declared dog-free. rangers say the area would remain the most dog-friendly park in the nation, even under the new rules. san francisco's police chief is demanding that offduty officers secure their guns. >> it's part of an effort to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. super skinny models could soon be banned in california. the surprising way authorities want to regulate who is able to hit the runway. there's the golden gate bridge. you see the traffic is flowing smoothly this morning. there's no rain in our forecast. there's no rain in our forecast. you can keep a look at wea
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check out this scary situation in japan this morning. more than 160 passengers and crew had to slide down the emergency chutes in the swirling snow. the captain decided to abort the takeoff earlier today after smelling smoke. apparently the engine stalled after sucking in snow. there was an explosive sound when he tried to restart it. at least four passengers were
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evacuated, taken to the hospital. the boeing 737 was scheduled to make a domestic flight to japan with 159 passengers and 6 crew members on board. bill cosby's wife camille will be back in the hot seat next month. she'll continue our testimony in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian. the lawsuit was filed by seven women, claiming cosby's lawye labeled them as liars. camille's deposition started yesterday and will continue march 14th. mountain view police hope you can help them find a man acting very strangely, essent l especially around women. he's been seen stalking to himself along steven's creek trail. a woman told police he chased her after she ignored his attempts to start a conversation. 30 minutes later a same man matching that description tried to grab another woman's cell phone. san francisco's police chief
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are calling for officers from all agencies to adopt his department's policy, which require off-duty officers to secure their guns in lock boxes. >> we don't want to have to look for people with stock marketen guns. >> this happened after an i.c.e. officer drove off with his loaded handgun on top of his car. i.c.e. released a statement saying officers go through 32 hours of training, including reporting requirements in the event of loss or theft. in addition, armed officers receive yearly online firearm security training. a check with robin roberts with what's coming up on "good morning america". we're learning more about the suspect in the rampage from kalamazoo. the uber driver reportedly picked up passengers. the suspect's best man speaks out about the man behind the tragedy. and "gma" live on safari in
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africa. you don't want to miss it only here on "gma." >> looking forward to that. we'll see you at 7:00. california lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban anorexic models from working in our state. >> how would that woshg? mark levin of san rafael introduced the bill yesterday. if passed the models would have to get a doctor to certify that they don't suffer from any eating disorders. it follows similar laws in france, italy, spain and israel. a high school prom is an american rite of passage but sometimes that dress is a little too expensive. >> project princess to the rescue. each year the nonprofit gives away thousands of prom dresses. sanford shopping center in palo alto is a designated dress donation location. dresses must be gently used, in good condition, dry cleaned and
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on hangers. hollywood's biggest night just days away. roads are closed around the dolby theater in los angeles this morning as crews race to get everything ready for oscars sunday. bleachers are being installed for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of pir favorite stars. crews are polishes up those golden statues and final touches being made to the massive red carpet arrival area. the rest of the world can tear apart what they're wearing. abc7 is your oscars headquarters. comedian chris rock hosts the big awards show here on sunday. live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. you can see how chris rock has redefined himself over the years from stand-up comedian to actor, to filmmaker and now oscars host. all in our special oscar section if you go to abc7news.com. big waves in hawaii force officials to shut down a 12-mile stretch of road. the waves were so big, some of them washed boulders right onto the roadway. the biggest swell they have seen
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in decades. turning back to the oscars quickly, do we know what the weather is going to be like? >> it will be about 80. >> no rain? >> no surprise thunderstorms on the way? >> no, no. a couple years ago addition. >> yeah. tents up and people with umbrell umbrellas. >> no, they're be shown in a good light. good morning, everybody. we have a chance of raip rain friday morning but nothing reaching into san francisco and points southward. right now on doppler 7, high clouds. look at beautiful sky. it's on fire this morning. we'll use this to talk about cool nights, warm nights ahead where we could rewrite the record books. weak systems will drop our temperatures out of record rage. today 76 to 76. kupcoup 76 is the record high in san jose. we're close. 76, your asterisk, will drop
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town to 73. half moon bay and south san francisco at 71 behind daley city and down ton san francisco at 70. upper 60s in bodega bay. along the east bay show, hayward into oakland, the warm spot at 75. behind san leandro and fremont at 74. hercules and richmond at 71. 72 in concord and san ramone. antioch at 75. what we're looking at for lows tonight, 40s once again away from richmond and san francisco about the 50s. 10:00 friday morning, rain skirting to the north. saturday ais looking partly cloudy. sunday another chance of rain skirting us to the north. maybe sonoma county if we're lucky. the thing you'll notice, look at upper 70s on thursday and upper 60s by sunday. still pretty warm, sue. >> let's take a look at your drive time. if you're headed from highway 4 in concord toward walnut creek, a nice eight-minute drive.
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to the transition of 24 all the way to the cal da cot tunnel, 5 to 10 minute drive. dreen is good. red means very slow traffic. here's an update on a couple of sig alerts. one lane has reopened northbound before vermont. they have an overturn and was blocking two lanes. now that is beginning to improve. you may want to take the extension if you want to avoid that. better news in fairfield, that earlier sig alert has been lifted. traffic should begin to improving. that accident has been cleared out of lanes. the sunrise just incredible yesterday morning. answer viewer shared this shot coming up behind the bay bridge on instagram. post your pictures on social media with #abc7now. have you ever had trouble finding help on b.a.r.t.? michael finney shows us where to get your questions answered.
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a big trouble for pilot in southern california forced him to bring a plane down right in a to bring a plane down right in a neighborho
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we're showing you a plane crash caught on camera in southern california. watch the top of your screen here. see that? single-engine plane came down on a city street. the plane clipped a moving car as it broke into pieces. this happened yesterday. the pilot was on board. the only person on that aircraft, and he is okay.
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no one on the ground is hurt. the cause of the crash still under investigation. it is time to ask finney. today's 7 on your side is giving you ways to find help on b.a.r.t. >> we pay for b.a.r.t. tickets, between $7 to $18, why can't we get help from the b.a.r.t. employees? >> i'm sorry had you a bad experience. b.a.r.t. says station agents at the ticket booths or walking around the station offering to help riders with questions or white courtesy phones, you can pick them up and ask questions. if all of that fails, on the b.a.r.t. cars themselves, there are actually buttons you can push and then talk to the train operator. you shouldn't do that lightly. only if it's an emergency or if you're really confused. there are ways to get help. >> good to know. thank you. if you have a question, record it on your smartphone or tablet, post it to social media with
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the #askfinney. you may see your question answered right here on the abc7 morning news. a controversial plan to provide condoms for middle school kids goes before the bothered of education. what it could mean for students and parents in the city institute breaking news. a buddhist temple destroyed, people injured and amongst without a place to live in oakland after this massive fire. new details on what may have caused the devastating flames. here's a look at our chance of rain. not much. today, tomorrow and thursday, record highs are possible. i'll show you thoughs. and where that rain is going to and where that rain is going to go
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my truck, it catch on fire with the fire, you know. fierce flames in the east bay have destroyed a buddhist temple and damaged other vehicles. firefighters are still on the scene. this morning we're hearing it may have started after a celebration. thanks for joining us this morning. it's 6:30. >> abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield has been live on that scene in oakland since 4:30. >> reporter: hi. i just talked to firefighters who think an annual celebration here at this buddhist temple in oakland is to blame for the fire. firefighters say the fire was big and spread quickly because this is a wooden structure. it ended up destroying the
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temple and then two houses next door. five vehicles were also destroyed here on east tenth street. three people were hurt. one of those victims was burned. they all are expected to be okay. no-life threatening injuries. firefighters say the amongst living here say they leave the candles burning all night for their celebration. they were sleeping when this fire started. >> the latest information we have here is that the fire's still undetermined, but one of the probable causes we believe is were left burning for their celebration. >> reporter: firefighters are helping the four mopgs that lived here to find a place to stay. firefighters say it took them 80 minutes to knock this fire out. they are going to keep watching
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it this morning for hot spots to make sure it doesn't kick back up again. reporting live in oakland, amy holly foeld, abc7 news. >> thank you so much. we're also tracking warm temperatures on the way, mike. >> good morning. live doppler 7 showing you you don't need an umbrella this morning. look how colorful it is. the blues and the pinks. looks like a great sunrise. if you take a picture, #answer xst now. 38 to 52, that's your temperature at noon. upper 60s to low 70s at 4:00. enjoy the spring warmth. by 7:00 we're in the upper 70s to low 60s. sue tells me she has good news for your commute. >> we started off with two sig alerts on your early tuesday morning drive. both of those now have been cleared. so, that is good news. northbound 101 at vermont street out of lanes. you can see there is a residual backup.
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that should be improving. you might want to take 280. otherwise we hope that diminishes rapidly. in the bay area, a significant backup but the sig alert has been lifted. expect delays from west texas. we'll take a look at your bay bridge backup in a couple of minutes. just a tragic update we just got into our news room. police in phoenix just wrapped up a news conference outside of the home you see there where a family of four had been shot. they just confirmed three of the victims are dead. the gunman is also dead after turning the gun on himself. a 12-year-old girl is being treated for life-threatening injuries at the hospital. police believe the shooter is his son and that his family lives in that homele. we'll continue to update the story for you on twitter. you can follow us for up to the minute updates on abc7bay.com. protests will take place outside apple stores including here in the bay area as more tech leaders are weighing in on
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the growing debate pitting privacy versus security. apple versus the fbi. abc7 news reporter tiffany wilson joins us with the latest. >> reporter: in that latest tech leader to weigh in is bill gates. this morning he's trying to clarify his stance about the dispute between apple and the fbi. in an interview with the financial times, it sounds like gates supports the fbi's position. speaking to bloomberg tv in the past hour, gates says that's not exactly his view. he feels there needs to be a discussion about the issues and ultimately it would be decided by congress. many tech leaders are supporting apple's fight against the government's demand to hack into the iphone of a san bernardino shooter. yesterday apple ceo tim cook sent an internal e-mail saying, creating that code would put the private data of hundreds of millions of customers at risk. the fbi director says the request is narrow and this investigation is about the victims. bill gates sees historical similarities in the government's
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demand. >> historically the government's gone to phone companies and banks and lots of companies to gather information. >> reporter: there are protests planned against the fbi outside of five bay area apple stores. they're expected to start at 5:30 this evening. for a full list, go our website, ab abc7news.com. >> thank you. hayward police say there is no danger to the public following the murder of 22-year-old san jose woman stacy aguilar. police say they have a person of interest in custody. her body was found shot several times and dumped along morrison canyon road in fremont saturday. police say her boyfriend is under arrest for domestic violence, but they wouldn't say if he is suspected in her death. aguilar leaves behind two children. a gofundme page has been set up for expenses. we have a link on our website.
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pleasanton police want to know if you know this man. he and two others are accused of attacking and robbing women in the stone ridge mall parking lot. the men grabbed one woman's purse and kicked her in the back sunday afternoon. police think the same man robbed a 17-year-old girl the night before. the attackers wrestled her to the ground and punched her in the face. both victims are recovering from minor injuries. a fraternity at uc-berkeley is at the center of a sexual assault investigation this morning. the incident happened just after midnight on friday. police aren't saying which fraternity is-t is. this is the fourth sexual assault in berkeley in little more than a week. police are still looking for this man. he's the suspect in three other recent sexual assaults that happened near campus. santa cruz police are stepping up patrols around two churches hit by vandals. this is a holy cross church north of downtown. someone splashed blue paint all over the entrance early sunday morning. police say the same person then
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smeared the same color paint on the front of nearby cavalry episcopal church. a high school junior is facing charges after police say he brought a gun to school. the 17-year-old was arrested in redwood yesterday. police found an antique shotgun in his car after someone called in saying that teen was trying sell it. the gun was disassembled and there was no ammunition. the 17-year-old told police he got it from a family member and planned to get it cleaned. happening tonight, san francisco's board of education will consider giving condoms to middle school students. high school students can already receive condoms at schools. district officials say it would prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitteded diseases. they estimate 5% of middle school students are having sex. students would need to meet with a nurse or counselor before receiving those con.comes. the republican presidential candidates are in nevada today for the caucuses. the front-runner, donald trump, is looking to cement his hold on the gop nomination. he'll be in sparks, nevada,
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today. trump continues to lash out at rival ted cruz. yesterday he told a crowd of thousands in las vegas that ted cruz is sick and that there's something wrong with the guy. trump is angry over an ad cruz's campaign has been airing. it accuses trump of being against turning over federal land in nevada to state control. trump says, quote, that's not a subject he knows anything about. if you're a republican voter, there are now fewer of you in california. new numbers show the gop is down 8% over the last four years. republicans now make up 28% of registered voters. meanwhile, the democratic party is at 43%. 24% of the state voters are registered at independent. it's time to talk weather. let's do some temperatures first by starting down in the south bay where we have mid-40s. 39 in danville. that's one of the cool spots. let's go ahead and take a look at our inland east bay neighborhoods -- i should say
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our east bay shoreline neighborhoods where i have mid-40s to mid-50s from 45 in union city and oakland to 53 in berkeley and fremont. 52 in san francisco. 41 in never new england. another beautiful site. do you believe tree pollen is down. moderate amounts. here's a look from san rafael looking south on 101. no patchy fog like yesterday. today and tomorrow, low to mid-70s. thursday, low to upper 70s. some record highs are possible. but they're over thursday. i'll show you what's going to cause them to cool down and if it brings a chance of rain coming up. the upper part of the freeway out of hercules, highway 4 into san pablo is looking great. then a little slowdown through san pablo. things pick up again and slow down near golden gate fields for a 30-minute backup into the toll plaza and into san francisco. metering lights were on at 5:29
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this morning. mike's been talking about a beautiful sunrise. if you're stuck in that traffic, at least you can look in your rearview mirror and see that's what's happening in the news. a couple of sig alerts that have been cleared. your drive out of the central valley is sluggish for about a 50-minute drive into tracy into the dublin/pleasanton area. unfortunately, we have bad news this morning about this helicopter crash that was caught on video in hawaii. a teenage passenger has died. the canadian boy and his family were on board on a tour when that helicopter plunged into pearl harbor last week. his family has decided to donate his organs. several witnesses pulled the victims out, including a man from redwood city. federal investigators are still looking into exactly what went wrong. take a look at this. a wild scene high above the ground in australia. this crane crumbling in half.
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the giant arm folding in on itself, flaming debris falling to the ground. this is in melbourne. fortunately, no one hurt here. firefighters believe all of this started with an electrical issue on top of that crane. we're seeing a dramatic increase in mastectomies in the u.s. even though breast cancer u.s. even though breast cancer
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. break news from fremont. you can see right here that sky 7 hd is over 5527 hughes plate where there was a fire. cruise were told to have guns on the victim and have taken the victim out of the house. an ambulance is now on scene. we don't know the condition of that victim right now or how this fire started. we know firefighters are still attacking this fire. they're doing a secondary search of the home to make sure no one else is still trapped inside. we're on the way to check out what is happening on the ground. breaking news over a fremont home where they have pulled someone out of a house fire. happening today, a family will announce a federal lawsuit against alameda county following a man's death while being held at santa rita jail. 25-year-old mario martinez suffered from asthma and other medical problems. he died in july. a judge had ordered the sheriff's office and a firm
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deliver medical care. the family accuses the sheriff's office of providing substandard medical treatment. san jose mayor plans to ask city council to challenge a decision to give a fired police officer his job back. phillip white lost his job. his attorney says the tweets were in response to threats made against his family. an independent auditor recently reinstated white ruling the tweets did not provide a reason to fire the officer. local naacp leaders say they're going to court today to challenge that decision. this morning the santa clara da is trying to decide whether to retry two former san jose state students for a hate crime. a jury yesterday found three men, logan, collin and joseph bumgarner guilty of battery. the issue of a hate crime was
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another matter. bumgarner was found not guilty while the jury was dead locked on charges for the other two. this goes back to 2013 when the three white students roomed with donald williams, who is afternoon can american. >> we believe the evidence very strongly supported that these acts were motivated in whole and in part by bigotry. >> the three could get up to six months in jail for the battery charge when they're sentenced march 14th. meantime, the school says it's working to make its campus a more welcoming and safer environment. new report out from the department of health and human services showing there's been a dramatic increase in the number of mastectomies over the last decade. breast cancer remains at the same rate. the number of double mastectomies has more than tripled. experts recommend having a conversation with the breast surgeon to treat the whole woman not just a single body part.
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>> to be clear, and we have known this for some time, the risk of recurrence or death after being treated with mastectomy versus lumpectomy with radiation is the same. >> you can catch the full report on "good morning america" at 7:00 on abc7. >> that's interesting. if you suffer from migraines, welcome news. a new treatment can freeze the pain away. it's a relief that can last for weeks. stopping a migraine without drugs, that's tonight on xnsz news at 11:00. happening right now, we want to check on wall street. we're starting the day off down. about 46 points. >> jane king is live at the nasdaq with our morning money report. >> good morning. starbucks says starting in april customers will no longer receive one star. they will receive two stars for every dollar spent. customers aren't happy. it makes it harder especially for smaller spenders to accumulate the loyalty points.
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it's going to be more to get people to pay $99 a year included in amazon prime membership. amazon is raising the free shipping minimum to $39. the last time they raised it was back in october of 2013 when it raised it from $25 to $35. a new facebook feature let's you sing a happy birthday. users can record a 15-second video to post to a friend's video to post to a friend's birthday. starbuc we get exiting home sales at the top of the hour. live from the nasdaq market site in times square, i'm jane king. back to you. >> for some of us singing happy birthday for some of us would ruin the day. >> i don't know what you're trying to say to me. >> you're great. >> thank you. happening today, you can make sure your child's car seat
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is properly installed in san jose. at santa clara medical center from 8:00 until 11:30 this morning. traffic safety experts remind us cash crashes are the biggest killer of children under the age of 14. in fact, 9 out of every 10 car seats are improperly installed. certified technicians will be on hand to make sure yours is in there just right. he drove miss daisy and now actor morgan freeman can drive you around, sort of. >> the american people are counting on you to drive. >> a love that old-fashioned recorder on the screen. >> just so you know, that's his voice. >> those are the tones of legendary actor now available as a narrator on the waze navigation app. the oscar winner the latest celebrity to lend his talent to waze. arnold schwarzenegger and stephen colbert are also available. >> but his voice, mm. >> it is quite smooth, isn't it? >> so is yours. you can put on your deep voice.
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>> i wish mine was like that. i don't like to hear mine. coming up -- >> we do. >> hopefully, yes, you do. >> it's mike appreciation day. >> we love you, mike. >> can't wait to have the president. the president was on my phone telling me where to go. 6:50 this morning. next six hours on -- now i'm going to try to talk deeper because of that. online doppler hd. here's a look at walnut creek where it's 45 degrees under partly cloudy sky. we'll be mostly sunny with spring warm today tomorrow and thursday with a few records possible. light rain across the north bay possible friday and sunday. 74 to 76, that's your spread in the south bay today. there's your first asterisk, possible record. half moon bay, 71 and south san francisco. daley city, downtown, right behind the sunset. petaluma, 69.
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along the east bay shore, richmond and hercules 71. oakland and hayward, 75. inland from 72 in concord to antioch's 75 degrees. tonight 40s about everywhere. a few 50s around richmond and san francisco. you've been wonderinged about the rain. me, too. look at the rainfall year which began october 1st. we're 75 to 91% of dry. the best chance of light rain would be northern sonoma county friday and sunday. the real difference is 10 degrees cool are sunday. >> good morning. if you're headed out right now, let's take a look at some of your drive times from the central valley, trace of the dublin, moderate. 15-minute drive. antioch to concord, that improved itself. it was a bit longer. things are starting to, i don't know if smooth out is the right word. don't want to jinx it. san rafael to san francisco in 101 under 20 minutes. san jose, a beautiful shot of 87
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past the s.a.p. center. all cars are at the limit here. same with 280. although it's getting a little sluggi sluggish. this is the 880 overcrossing and the merge onto 280. that looks slow there as you make your way to the cupertino area. red means slow, orange means slow. green is good. you can see the hot spots. see where your traffic slows. we'll be back with a look at the bay bridge in a couple minutes. >> thank you. oil escaping from a ship that sank 63 years ago is once again harming marine wildlife off our coastline. volunteers at the international bird rescue center in fairfield have cared for nine oiled birds since december. the birds were rescued along beaches in monterey and santa cruz counties. the oil is believed to come from the ship you see in that photograph. it's a cargo ship that sank in 1953. it was hit by a freighter in heavy fog. all 36 crew men were rescued. oil from the ship has been
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linked to spills and bird deaths that date back to 1992. we'll come back with the seven we'll come back with the seven things you need
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6:54. whether you're just joining us or headed out the door, these are the seven things you need to know. breaking news. investigators say an annual celebration may be to blame for this huge fire at an oakland buddhist temple this morning. up to 1,000 candles were burning when it broke out.
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that also destroyed two homes and left three people with minor injuries. number two, sky 7 hd is live over breaking news in fremont where firefighters just rescued a person from a house fire near hughes place and fairwell drive. firefighters are putting out hot spots right now and conducting a second search. number three, more breaking news. this is in washington state. take a look. this is what's left of a home west of seattle after this exploded into a ball of fire. two people are still unaccounted for. neighbors say they were rocked out of bed by the blast. number four, a person of interest is in custody in the death of -year-old stacy aguilar of san jose. police say they arrested her boyfriend for domestic violence. they aren't saying whether he is suspected in her murder. number five, apple supporters are staging a worldwide rally tonight as the company fights a federal order to help hack an iphone belonging to a san bernardino shooter. rallies will take place locally in stores in san francisco, palo alto, and santa rosa starting at
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5:30. number six, find me a better picture than that. #abc7now. temperatures today, 9 to 13 degrees above average. >> and number seven, metering lights turned on at 5:29 this morning. the backup now. gorgeous sunrise behind us. we'll be back in 25 minutes. >> we'll see you with more local news, weather and traffic. right now we'll leave you with a beautiful shot of downtown san francisco. the sun's coming up. sg "good morning america" is next.
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good morning, america. donald trump's vegas-size rally last night. his harshest words yet for ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> and a protester. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. >> as cruz is forced to fire a key staffer after new allegations of a dirty trick. that's all ahead of today's next big vote. severe weather alert. a large tornado outbreak expected to hit the gulf coast. damaging winds up to 70 miles an hour and golf ball-sized hail. 21 million people in the threat zone. flooding rain and storms from texas to maine. snow hole emergency. this 10-year-old girl falls ten feet below the surface. her father desperately tries to pull her free and we have the rescuers who got there just in time. ♪ and are you ready for this? "gma" on safari.

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