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it's covered by most health plans. live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> good afternoon. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm cheryl jannings. we begin with developing news. two people are injured after a fire in sunny veil. >> reporter david louie is live where he talked with the young family rescued from the building. david? >> reporter: you can see that this is still an active scene. witnesses tell me that they believe the fire started in an unoccupied unit on the second floor here at the twin pines manor apartment, and the fire spread quickly. sky 7 hd was overhead as smoke rose from the complex.
public safety captain shawn ahern said two residents were transported to the hospital. there were a lot of people home when the fire was reported just before 1:00 p.m. more than 30 people were evacuated. a resident said she smelled smoke that appeared to be burnt food left on the stove. first responders said the fire spread down a hallway, so they were prepared to evacuate residents who were standing outside on the balconies. we talked to a family and mother of tw kids, a 1-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son who climbed down a fire ladder to safety. >> the fire was really going and there was a lot of black smoke coming out of number 42 apartment. right away the manager called the fire department and the fire department came. >> you climbed a ladder once, you climb the ladder any time.
you just do it as quick as possible and make sure the kids were down. they grabbed them first. so it was fine. >> reporter: it's not nobody how many will be displaced by the fire. the red cross is here to help with temporary shelter arrangements as needed. you can see that a lot of residents are just standing out on the sidewalk in front of the twin pines manor apartments, not sure when they can go back in and reclaim some of their possessions. firefighters were able to rescue several pets. david louie, "abc7 news." >> david, thank you very much. we first learned about this fire from a viewer who tweeted this video using #abc7now. remember, if you have video or pictures of breaking news, share it with us the same way so we can find it and use it on air and online. authorities are beginning to assess the damage in japan following another powerful earthquake. this one a magnitude 7 that hit in the middle of the night.
>> this is video from inside an apartment when the quake hit at 1:25 saturday morning in japan. at this point, we know of one fatality. but of course, there could be more. daybreak a short time ago revealed massive landslides and damaged roads and buildings. >> the quake was centered about 8 miles from the epicenter of yesterday's quake. >> today, rescuers pulled an 8-month-old baby from the rubble. more than 800 people were injured. >> drew tuma joins us now with a closer look at the quake. >> cheryl, small increments on the richter scale have huge implications on the affected area. today they had that 7.0 quake, and that one was 32 times stronger than the earlier 6.0 quake they had 24 hours before. so these quakes have huge
amounts of energy being released by just going up one value on the richter scale. so hopefully that is the strongest they'll have with this series of shakes. live doppler 7 hd here locally, it is a beautiful friday afternoon. we'll show you how gorgeous it is. you can't find much of anything in the sky. nothing but baby blue and a gorgeous day on the bay. temperature wise, very spring-like. 62 in san francisco. concord at 74. 69 in oakland. speaking of oakland, the a's are hosting the royals tonight. a beautiful night for baseball. that sun goes down at 7:46. first pitch temperature around 63 degrees. so future tracker temperature shows you a delightful night across the region, under clear skies. by 11:00 tonight, we're still mild with some spots still holding in the low 60s. that mild overnight period will set the stage for a very warm weekend. going to feel like summer once again.
we'll look at those numbers coming up in the forecast. sl slgz a beach hazard statement is still in effect until 9:00 tonight. this is video sky 7 hd shot over ocean beach earlier today. beautiful as you can see. the advisory took effect about 3:00 this morning, calling for waves up to 18 feet in some locations. it's been downgraded, but it could be dangerous at some bay area beaches. zachy jordan smith is a high functioning autistic child, last seen heading north on his bike toward the b.a.r.t. station. this afternoon, someone spotted him unharmed two miles east of the glenn park b.a.r.t. station in san francisco and he is being reunited with his family. the little boy taken during a carjacking in soledad yesterday as we reported has been reunited with his family.
2-year-old jacob vargas was released by the hospital yesterday evening. the chp says the boy was first examined by medical staff, then interviewed. police are still looking into who stole the car with the boy inside outside their home. a frustrating warning for commuters. a big rig carrying a load of wine overturned blocking traffic for hours. amy hollyfield has the details. >> reporter: look at this backup. the view from sky 7 hd shows miles of cars at a stand still on interstate 880 in hayward. it started at 3:00 this morning and lasted during the morning commute. an overturned big rig on the south bound side, as it crashed it took out a highway side with it which landed on the north bound side blocking two lanes. there were four vehicles involved in the accident. two of the four drivers involved in the crash were hurt. but they'll be okay. >> there were a couple of
visible injuries, shoulders, back, that sort of thing. >> reporter: officials say it started because of a stalled vehicle in the middle of 880. that set off the chain of crashes. >> i have not seen a scene like this in some time. >> reporter: chp officers say the trailer was hauling about 40,000 pounds of liquids, including bartels and james wine coolers. officials knew they needed to unload them before moving the trailer, but they knew they needed to open the freeway as soon as possible. >> it was either going to be hand off loaded which would have taken three hours or more, or give it a shot and use a giant spatula to slide underneath it. >> reporter: so they tried it and successfully and got the trailer on a flat bed truck. >> we were crossing our fingers. >> reporter: the chp is still looking to talk to the driver of
the staaled vehicle. that driver did not stick around. amy hollyfield, "abc7 news." >> if you have our news app, you received a push notification about that crash this morning. to stay on top of breaking news, download that app for free. one person was hospital used and traffic snarled for about an hour after an accident shut down the west bound lanes on the san mateo bridge this morning. the accident happened about 7:30 just east of the toll plaza. you can see what a mess it was in the sky 7 hd video shot after emergency crews got on the scene to help people. the one driver's injuries were not serious. today, police identified a woman dead in her lafayette home. investigators consider 66-year-old margaret's death suspicious. officers found her yesterday after receiving a call from a concerned relative.
the 2011 uc davis pepper spray incident, remember these pictures? is posing problems against for the university. they are calling for the dismissal of the school's president. the university officials say the school was trying to ensure the incident was fairly portrayed online. a sinkhole blocking traffic for months has finally been repaired. a sewer line was buried in stink ho hole that opened up in october. multiple factors including extensive ground water led to that sinkhole. take a look at this. an elephant seal along the beach is attracting a lot of attention. it's been lying there all day
long near candle stick park. the animal is going through a natural process called molting. it is not in distress and the coat will eventually grow back. experts say people should stay away and try not to push it back into the water. and a mountain lion running on the grounds of a southern california high school right in the middle of lunch break. students and faculty ran inside to classrooms. the animal dashed off campus before they managed to tranquilize it. fire officials in southern california say high winds fanned a big brush fire this morning. the grass fire broke out about 7:00 near highway 5. the dangerous winds up to 25 mea miles stoked the flames before firefighters got out in front of it. no one was injured. still ahead on "abc7 news"
at 4:00, the warriors get the first round of the playoffs tomorrow right here on abc 7. coming up, preparation for that big game in oakland. plus, the big changes coming for rideshare drivers in san francisco. new at 4:30, the presidential campaign comes to the bay area. the candidates who will be running elbows with george clooney. and let's take a live look at traffic on the san francisco skyway. this gorgeous friday afternoon as the evening commute gets under way in earnest. it's a little sticky, the cars coming at you trying to get o
santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is "abc7 news." preparations well under way at oracle arena before the first round playoff game between the golden state warriors and the houston rockets. >> laura anthony is live with a look ahead to tomorrow's big game. laura? >> reporter: hi, dan. the rockets have arrived. we just saw two big tour buses pull in, they backed underneath the stadium there, they're inside practicing right now. behind me, you can see they have rolled out the yellow carpet in preparation for game one. it's back to business for the warriors and now their laser focus is on the houston rockets in round one of the playoffs. asked how much celebrating he
did wednesday night after his team won game 73, coach steve kerr told us -- >> i drank a beer. i drank one beer. that was about it. i went home and went to bed. >> reporter: steph curry is also focused squarely on what lies ahead. >> we just try to keep things simple, you know, have an edge, play hard, and focus on keeping them off you. >> reporter: meantime, warriors fans are gearing up for saturday's game one versus the rockets at oracle. do you think it helps them win? >> any bit of positive energy and positive vibe we can send them ultimately they'll feel it. so yeah, totally. >> reporter: still sporting two big scratches from wednesday's battle, klay thompson is looking forward to seeing the fans again at oracle. >> i'm excited seeing them all. they're so fun playing in front of. >> reporter: besides the game
inside, the team has set up a fan experience area that opens at 9:00 a.m. in oakland, laura anthony, "abc7 news." >> again, the warriors' showdown is against the houston rockets. if you're not lucky enough to have a ticket, abc 7 is the only place you can watch the game live. coverage begins at noon. >> and be with us after the game. stay tuned to after the game right here on abc 7. larry beil and mike shumann will be joined by o'donnell foyle and hall of famer nate thurman for complete coverage and analysis. >> if you're heading to oracle tomorrow, a friendly warning to plan ahead. sky 7 hd was at oracle when the a's and warriors' games nearly overlapped. tomorrow, the first pitch at 1:05 and the warriors tipping off at 12:30. >> starting next year, the nba will begin selling jersey
sponsorships for a three-year trial, becoming the first major north american sports league to put patches on the jerseys. the nba expects to make between $120 million to $180 million a year. here's something to save you money. president obama is supporting an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television boxes they watch. today, the president backed the call to allow customers the option to guy the boxes intend of renting them. the white house says the average household pays $231 every year to rent these cable boxes. that's despite the fact that the cost of making boxes has gone down. general motors is recalling more than a million pickup trucks. the seat belts on the chevy silverado and gmc sierras may not hold people in a cash. the steel cable that connects the belts can wear and separate
over time. if that happens, the belts could come loose. the recall covers certain models, 1500 pickups from 2014 and 2015 model years. a major change for san francisco uber and lift drivers. the city is demanding drivers need a business license. san francisco estimates that amounts to 37,000 drivers. so business licenses will cost $91 a year. really warm and lovely around the bay area today. and the weekend is upon us. >> drew tuma has the forecast. hi, drew. >> i think we have the best weekend so far this year on the horizon. yes, it will warm up, but most spots are not going to be oppressively hot. we'll call it comfortably warm. let's go to live doppler 7 hd. right now showing you nothing but sunshine, no clouds and rain
free at the moment. what we do have are gusty winds. a wind advisory in effect until 8:00 this evening where wind gusts could be as high as 40 miles per hour. currently a wind gust of 31 at sfo. 25 in san jose and 17 in concord. and this wind is coming off the ocean water in a lot of spots along the coast. when your ocean water is only 53 degrees, that will keep the coast rather cool. so half moon bay at 57 degrees. san francisco at 62. once you get away and go inland, 74 at concord. san jose currently 70 degrees. tonight, clear skies and plenty of stars. 53 in san francisco, 48 in san jose. 50 in oakland. dropping to 47 in napa overnight tonight. and we'll have those winds with us first thing on our friday. future tracker wind gust shows you 6:00 in the morning, rather
breezy out there. what you're noticing is that wind is shifting to more of a land breeze. tomorrow afternoon when that wind is coming off the land instead of the ocean, that will warm us up significantly. highs on saturday, match warmer than today. oakland, a warm 79 degrees. downtown san francisco, 73. and santa rosa, up to 81 degrees. reminder, though, the uv index tomorrow and also on sunday, it is going to be very high. somewhat that means is your skin unprotected can burn in less than 15 minutes. so slap on that sun screen, that sun is strong. on sunday, future tracker temperatures shows you the winds are stronger. that means we're warming up even more some 10 to 20 degrees above average in the mid 80s inland. some spots will go in the upper 80s. 70s around san francisco. and we start the cooldown on the coast monday into the upper 60s,
lower 70s. still rather warm inland with lots of sunshine. accuweather seven-day forecast. very warm on sunday with that very high uv index. sun soaked on monday. tuesday is a day of transition, late-day clouds with a chance of a sprinkle in the north bay. wednesday, back to average. another chance of a sprinkle thursday. but the best bet for any wet weather comes a week from tuesday on friday where everyone has a slight chance of light rain. this weekend nothing but sunshine and warm temperatures. >> thanks, drew. coming up next, a change of heart in a story we first told you about yesterday. >> will texting really will allowed in a theater near you? taking a look at traffic outside, slow and go. in san jose along 101, oh, my goodness, be patient, fill up with gas and hit the bathroom before you go.
texting will not be coming to an amc theater near you. a major turn around. in a tweet this morning, amc 15i8d there will be no texting because so many of us hate the idea. just yesterday, the company's ceo said he was contemplating changing the rules. no, no, no, no, we don't want that. >> your trash can eventually become apple's treasure. apple says it's recovered more than a ton of gold, $40 million
worth in fact, out of recycled iphones. the company's annual environmental report revealed that it reclaimed 3 million pounds of copper and 6600 pounds of silver. apple has been ramping up the recycling programs in the past few years. san francisco's chinese community has a medical facility designed specifically for their needs. the six-story building makes a lot of improvements. there are dozens of private beds and mri machines and other imaging equipment. patients will have access to some chinese medicines. designers wanted to make members of the chinese community feel comfortable when they look for care. >> the culture is brought through into the desindesign, i the building, the language. >> they first opened its doors in 1925. the new building was built on the same location.
>> very innovative. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. the home will be the focus of a big bucks visit from hillary clinton tonight. how much it will cost to attend. plus -- >> it not only is hateful but it's dangerous. >> donald trump's response after some former "apprentice" stars take a stand against him. and a terrifying flight. what happened after a bird hit the windshield of this plane.
live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> here are the headlines at 4:30. at least one person is dead after the second major earthquake in two days in japan. the city of kumamoto was struck by a 7.0 earthquake this morning. at least 400 were hurt, more are believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings. there have been several powerful after shocks. a 6.2 earthquake yesterday killed at least nine people and they're bracing for more. vic lee spent the day in japan town in san francisco. coming up at 5:00, he'll tell us how the japanese-american community here in the bay area is responding to this quake. also at 5:00, the latest on an apartment fire in sunny veil. we learned about this from this viewer who tweeted us video
using the #abc7now. we really appreciate that. dozens oh evacuated and at least two people were hurt. hillary clinton is coming to san francisco tonight for a star-filled fund-raiser. sky 7 hd was over the knob hill home on washington street where the cost per couple to attend is more than $300,000. melanie woodrow is live at that home where the protesters are banging pots and pans, to be expected there tonight. melanie? >> reporter: yeah, i just took a walk down the hill and i can see the gate in front of the home is now open. there are a couple of people ready to greet those attending tonight's event. what we're not seeing are the protest protesters, more than a thousand of them. most people will agree that california is pivotal in this election. this is the view for a star studded fund-raiser for hillary clinton is scheduled.
this is being hosted by human rights lawyer aimal clooney and husband george clooney. people are paying $33,000 to $300,000 to attend. >> presidential campaigns are very expensive. tonight is one of the higher end events. but with today's elections, that's what it takes to win. >> reporter: as guests dine inside, more than 1,000 protesters are expected outside. they plan to make noise with pots and pans. some bernie sanders supporters are expected to protest the cost of the event. the chair of the dnc says it's not the only place he'll see hillary clinton this weekend. >> hillary clinton will be out there at the farmer's market this weekend doing voter registration. >> reporter: professor robert smith says republicans are paying more attention to california than usual. smith says look for more than one republican candidate to make a stop in the bay area. >> in the republican case, the
person who wins the california primary will have momentum necessary to go on and win the nomination. >> reporter: the money raised tonight is going to a joint fund-raising committee, allowed to accept more than the typical campaign individual contribution limit. the protest is expected to begin at 5:00 p.m. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." the next big primary in the raise for the white house, tuesday in new york. and tuesdoday, there is a new f brewing. >> reporter: the democratic hopefuls trying to move on from thursday night's fierce and fiery debate. with clinton making one last campaign spot in harlem before flying out of state. >>ly fight for you. i will do everything i can as your president. >> reporter: and sanders flying out of the country and defending his trip to the vatican to attend a conference on income inequality. >> i have been enormously
impressed by pope francis and his visionary views about creating a moral economy. >> reporter: meanwhile, ahead of the next big battle in new york, gop front-runner donald trump comes under fire, this time from a group of alumni from "the apprentice." >> i do not think he's qualified. >> the rhetoric we heard from donald trump is not only hateful, but it's dangerous. >> reporter: trump's wasting no time blasting the group who once fought to work for him on reality tv. writing, ask how successful they've been since they left. so sad. as for his republican rivals, they are looking ahead to november. >> if it ends up being bernie or hillary, i look forward to beating which ever socialist wins the democratic nomination. >> reporter: today the republican party released a memo describing the delegation
process, "easy to understand for those willing to learn it." this in response to donald trump calling the process rigged. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will join abc's george stephanopoulos sunday. george is bringing in the two democrats together for a round of questioning before tuesday's new york primary. "this week" airs sunday at 8:00. a somber ceremony in boston to mark the 2013 marathon bombings. the governor and mayor joined victims and families to honor the three people killed and 264 injured in the finish line bombings. wreaths were laid at the site of both bombings and crosses put up in honor of the victims. >> being here today represents the city has survived the attacks of three years ago and we're all doing our best to move on. >> it's very emotional. it's been three years all this happening, and we can see all the survivors and victim families.
>> this year's marathon takes place on monday. >> a scary moment for 57 passengers on board a delta airlines flight. take a look at the damage done when a bird hit the wind shield during a flight from new york to nashville. the pilot diverted to charleston, west virginia. nobody was injured. >> birds and aircraft share the same air space, so these things are bound to happen. 99.99 times out of a million they end this way, but any time you see something like that on the aircraft break, it gets your heart beating fast. >> bird strikes are on the rise because of soaring bird populations. last month, an egyptian jet had damage after a flock of birds flew into it. the first case of zika virus has been confirmed to be sexually infected from two men. he returned to the u.s. in january and developed symptoms
two days later. a week after that, his partner became ill. the virus is primarily transferred to people from the bite of a mosquito. 358 cases have been confirmed here in the united states. seven of those infections were sexually transmitted. the controversial video is getting a lot of attention today. >> a little boy beat within a paddle at school, all with his mother's permission. why she says she let it happen, coming up. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. so i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook, just post them with a hash tag ask finney. i'll answer them here live in a bit. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we're going to be warming up really quickly over the weekend, which means a lot of folks will hit the coast. we'll take a look at that forecast and accuweather forecast as we continue.
a georgia mother is trying to explain why he allowed her 5-year-old son to be paddled at school. >> matt keller has a look at this incident. >> reporter: this video is at the center of a controversy. a 5-year-old was paddled by administrators at school and the mother said she had no choice but to let this happen. little 5-year-old thomas was facing his punishment wednesday at jasper county primary school in georgia for spitting on another student. his mother, shana perez,
recorded the video and posted it on facebook. the county sheriff says perez was recently arrested after her son missed 18 days of school. perez says they were for doctor's appointments. she said she gave permission to administrators for the paddling because she was afraid of going back to jail. >> if he gets suspended, i'm going to be arrested for truancy. she never denied that. she never told me anything otherwise. >> reporter: jasper county schools allow corporal punishment in a parent consents. she now says she shouldn't have. >> i should have said no, you can't paddle him. just take me to jail. >> reporter: corporal punishment is legal in georgia and 18 other states in the south. but this video has led to a big outcry on social media. the school district is investigating the incident and looking into the discipline policies. matt keller, "abc7 news." >> let's move on now, we'll talk about the weekend forecast.
>> meteorologist drew tuma is checking it out in the accuweather forecast. >> we're talking about warming temperatures. that means people wanting to get some relief from the heat. live doppler 7 hd right now, nothing to see. we are rain free. we do have increased surf, it's rough in the ocean this evening. that means the risk of rip currents are still with us. the surf will calm down for saturday. across the state from top to bottom, nothing but sunshine. 90 in palm springs. los angeles at 83. 80 in fresno. sacramento up to a high of 83 degrees. total sunshine from start to finish, up to 79 in oakland tomorrow afternoon. 82 in fairfield and napa. along the coast and half moon bay, still cool next to the ocean watt we are a temperature of 69 degrees. the beach forecast, in the mid 50s with the sunny skies and the very high uv index.
so put that sun screen on, wear the hat and the shades. remember, that burn time is less than 15 minutes this time of the year. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, more fallout from those anti-lbgt laws. >> what the nba is saying and the group backing out of performances in north carolina. i'm michael finney. you've been sending in
another group is canceling a performance in north carolina in light of the anti-lbgt law. >> circumstance que du soleil h canceled. >> here's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: nba team owners will not be moving the all-star game out of the tarheel state, at least for now. >> the best role for the league to play here is through constructive engagement towards change, not setting deadlines, not making ultimatums. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of senators writing the nba commissioner, urging the commissioner to take a stand
against the bathroom law. he says the law is problematic but has faith north carolina will make changes. >> this is about something much bigger than the nba. >> reporter: north carolina's governor did make some changes to the state law, but those do not extend to protecting gay families. other states are introducing and passing similar bills and facing threats of businesses and entertainers. >> less money is going to come into your state the more hateout put out of it. >> reporter: in mississippi, a law gives business owners a right to deny service to lbgt because of religious beliefs. but rejected bills in minnesota, tennessee and other places have been removed. in south carolina, a public hearing on the bathroom law drew a crowd to the statehouse. >> i just ask for you to look at me and tell me that i belong in a men's restroom. >> reporter: in massachusetts, the republican governor was booed and heckled at an event because he failed to commit to
legislation that protects transgender people. he says this is an emotional issue and something that many people feel strongly about. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. coming up at 5:00, the push to get the all-star game moved to oakland out of north carolina. hear what the warriors are saying about that. time now for ask finney. michael finney here to answer your questions. >> michael d. asks, my nephew is renting a house, no rent has been paid, but i have expenses. anything i can claim? >> you can tell that's a family member with no rent being paid. look, no good deed goes unpunished. if you're not renting the property in order to make money, there are no tax deductions. >> should i file taxes if any income is solely from v.a. disability and social security disability? >> v.a. disability is not taxable at all.
generally, if you just have social security, you're not going to owe any taxes, so you probably don't have to file. but i want you to fill out the forms any way. you may have some money coming back to you. so check that out to make sure you don't have money you don't know about. so fill out the form. >> "i live up in the oakland hills. who is at fault when a neighbor's tree falls on your property?" >> this is a wild part of homeowner law. if nobody knew the tree was going to fall, out of nowhere, just in a storm, it falls and hits your property, your homeowners will take care of it. but if it's negligent, if everyone was looking at that tree going that's leaning, are you doing anything about that? and they don't do anything about it and you can prove it's negligent, now it goes back to the homeowner where the tree began. >> so even if it's on your property but falls on my property and we didn't know about it, it's my responsibility
this >> it will be your responsibility. >> but you would take care of it for me. >> absolutely. today's wellness report, experts are sounding the alarm about antibiotics in meat. >> a study finds living near a greenery might help you live longer. >> use of antibiotics in farm animal feed is driving the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria. multidrug resistant bacteria were the norm, not the exception on farms where antibiotics are used continuously. a study by the centers for disease control has unfailed that teens who get less than seven hours of sleep on school nights were more likely to be engaged in risky behavior, like drinking and driver, riding with a driver who was drunk and not wearing a seat belt in a car or a helmet on a bicycle than the
teens who slept nine hours a night. there's been a tenfold increase in the use of e-cigarettes by teens. the use of conventional cigarettes is actually down, but the dramatic increase in middle and high schoolers on e-cigarettes has evened out the overall smoking numbers. and having greenery outside your door might help you live longer. the mortality rate was 12% lower than women living in the lowest green areas. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. another study pointing out potential health problems by overuse of a drug that treats heartburn. researchers in st. louis confirmed previous studies that long-term use of ppis leads to kidney disease and kidney failure, as well. >> this doesn't mean those medications can't be safe and
effective. it just means awareness, because over 15 million americans are on those medications and they are available over the counter, as well as by prescription. >> and doctors say limiting the length of the use of these medications is the key. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. coming up next, making history at cal this weekend. >> scientists are replicating sounds from the world's largest bell ever made, but never actually made a sound. then coming up on "abc7 news" at 5:00 -- ♪ >> social media's buzzing about this video today after one man says his vehicle was abused by one bay area dealership is apologizing. plus -- >> oh, my, take a good look. police need your help to find these armed men. >> and which tax form is right for you? michael finney will have some michael finney will have some an
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here's don't's primetime lineup -- dead you know that the world's largest bell was made in russia? >> but it cracked before it could be heard. lyanne melendez tweeted it weighed 200 tons. >> now berkeley replicated the sound it was intended to make. lyanne melendez has more. >> reporter: you know what i've learned today is that the russian people have always been very passionate about bells. tomorrow is cal day here at uc berkeley, and you'll be able to hear the bell, but not see it. that's the sound of a beloved bell millions of russians have imagined but never heard.
the frequency so low that it makes your body tremble. >> it's like a really low bass. it's more like a rumble. >> reporter: greg neimire made it his project to re-create the sound of the bell built in 1735. he calculated the thickness, shape, movement and materials used to make the bell. this is a historical perspective of bells in russia. >> bells have always been important in russian culture and they brought people together. they brought communities together. they alarmed people. they had so many different functions. >> reporter: most bells were destroyed under communist rule because they were considered a religious artifact. iron cli this well survived because it was damaged after cast. >> there was a fire, and the
workers were worried it would melt and they cooled it off with water and it cracked. >> reporter: the width of the czar bell is 22 feet. the height, 20 feet. it weighs more than 200 tons. and if it were here, it would fit nicely within this space. these trusses hold the big speaker used to bring the imaginary bell to life. today at midday, the low pitch joined in with the sounds of the 23 other bells, as if to say, from russia, with love. lyanne melendez, "abc7 news." >> that's great. >> amazing. thank you so much for joining us for "abc7 news" at 4:00. i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now. new at 5:00, an alert woman spots an autistic boy that was
missing. plus -- >> i know the nba will make the right decision. >> steph curry weighs in on the all-star game being moved from north carolina to san francisco because of the new lbgt law. a man's high end car taken on a joyride, what the palo alto dealership is saying about it. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. beach weather for the weekend. i'll show you how much warmer it will turn. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> i jumped out the car and i told the kids, do not move. >> she wasn't afraid to do the right thing. one woman's instincts saved a lost little boy. good evening. i'm cheryl jennings in for kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. 11-year-old zachary smiths a
autism and he hopped a b.a.r.t. train to san francisco. >> eric thomas joins us with more on the family reunion. eric? >> reporter: it was a happy ending for everyone involved here, that was a good thing, because from noon till about 2:30 today, holbrooke elementary where zachy jordan smith went to home was home to nervous parents, police officers and teachers. but at 2:30, something magical happened. just as we were about to interview a concord police officer, take a listen. >> they found him. >> reporter: that was the radio call that zachary had been found in san francisco, safe and sound in the 900 block in front of a heads start school. somehow he squeezed through a fence here at holbrooke and took a bath to the north concord
b.a.r.t. station, which is not that far away, managed to get on b.a.r.t. he didn't have any money, so he might have jumped the turnstiles there to get on the train. fortunately, he was found and he was found safely. >> a sigh of relief, absolute sigh of relief. words can't describe it. just so nervous and then all of a sudden such relief. >> i want to go get my son. >> reporter: and indeed that's what the couple did. the jordan smith couple, chris and christine, got in their car and drove off for concord bound for san francisco. once again, showing you the 900 block of elsworth where zachy was found by a woman who held him there for police. and the first police officer on the scene happened to be a family friend. so when chris and christine saw the two of them, they gave them hugs and there was happiness all around. let's hear what they had to say. >> i had