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>> >> we will enjoy part sun, part clouds. but if you are headed out to the tomorrow you could see some showers. 51 in mountain view, 48 morgan hill and half moon bay.
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had temperatures just in the low 40s up in the north bay. 48 in livermore and finally from mt. tam looking at a nice way to begin the day. temperatures ranging from about 60 this average at the coast. legal 60s elsewhere. >> bart's fleet for the future may have ended in a pile of dirt. the agency's brand new $2 million car crashed during testing in hayward. but bart said it could be a good thing. ears abc7 news reporter sergio quintana with the story. >> the week's old bart car plowed into something called a sandbox.
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>> none of the train cars ever came off the running rail so it was easy to pull it back and it was right back where it needed to be. >> since it did not jump the track, there was no damage to the wheels. we were told there wasn't had damage to the rest of the car either. >> like your automobile, which goes through extensive testing before you are able to buy it, we buy them and then do our testing. and that's exactly what this test track is for. >> at nearly $2 million each, this is the first of ten new bart cars that will be tested and eventually added to the aging fleet. right now bart is trying to figure out if this was operator error or some other problem. >> if this is a technical malfunction, this is a good thing. this will allow us to delve into the cause of it and get it corrected. and corrected before we begin passenger service with the fleet of the future. >> over the next few months they expect to receive nine more test cars. if they check out they are expected to carry passengers at the end of this year. abc7 news. >> and to reiterate isolates -- its message. bart officials took to social media and sent out this tweet, quote.
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nabokov >> note the exclamation point. in other news pittsburgh police are investigating a two-car crash that sent three people to the hospital, including two kids. they say a distracted diver ran a red a light at the highway 4 on ramp at railroad avenue just after 8:00 last night. that car hit another, accepting the second a car crashing into the two children walking open a squad walk and then into a guardrail. all three are expected to survive it's snowing up in the sierra. skiers at squaw is valley, alpine meadows, taking advantage of the ten inches of fresh powder that fell yesterday. this season's total is at 479 inches. that's two feet more than last year. they are projecting their longest season in ten years and
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is slated to close on may 30th. a sink hole in san francisco, and part of sacramento is expected to open back up by tonight. it caves in thursday near bakers street. they blame a sewer line for the mess. you will can see how big it is in this view. workers filled parts of the hole with sand yesterday. they will break the broken suer and repave the street later today. you can keep track of weather where you live with the abc7 news app. download it for free and enable push alerts for e investments as they happen. in minnesota, the mystery of how prince died is one step closer to being solved this morning. an autopsy was done yesterday and police made their first public comment on the discovery of his body. abc news reporter adrian has more from the outside of prince's paisley park home. >> as the purple rain of tears continues to fall we have the first official account of his last hours when he returned wednesday night to an empty paisley park. >> somebody dropped him off at home about 8:00 that night. >> then the superstar died alone. >> he was collapsed inside the elevator.
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he had on a shirt and he had on a shirt and pants of this sort. he was dressed. >> his staff found him and called 911. >> cpr was initially started but was unsuccessful. he was pronounced deceased at 10:07. >> the autopsy as was finished and his body was returned to his family. last week there was emergency landing. he checked into a local hospital for three hours and went home. his team said he had the flu. those who loved the music legend are still numb over his sudden death. >> my god, it was devastating. i couldn't believe it. i'm so in shock. >> his influence on everybody has pretty profound. >> the loss shared by millions who wore purple in his memory, including michelle obama, who
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had lunch with queen elizabeth wearing a purple dress. >> as mourners keep watch, investigators promise a full investigation into investigation into prince's death. meantime we are still awaiting word from prince's family for his funeral arrangements. abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. as you can imagine, prince songs are dominating the charts. he currently hat 19 of the top 20 songs. even record stores are selling out of his cds and albums. abc7 news was in the mission last night. the roxie held a special midnight showing of prince's movie purple rain. it came now 1984 and won an oscar for best original sound score. the studio that designed this interactive visit asked them to eilluminate the rain in purple to remember prince. visitors walk into the room with
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rain pouring from the ceiling but thanks to special sensors, everyone stays dry. the purple rain was only for yesterday. it opens open may 14th the for a limited time. we posted this on our facebook page. you can share it on your facebook news feed to express your similar packet think. 6:07 is our time. for the first time in 16 years two prominent bay area hospitals are facing a nurse's strike. although negotiations continue, thousands of nurses have voted to authorize a work stoppage. abc7 news reporter katie has more. >> strike authorized. a message from the committee of recognition of nurses are i achievement goes on to say a majority of nurses are in agreement with the reaction. stanford healthcare is saying -- staying the same.
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a spokesman issued a statement that reads, in part -- the hospital remains committed to reaching a mutually-acceptable agreement and we stand ready to go back to the record to bargain collaboratively and in good faith to completion." the last time these nurses walked off the job was in june of 2000. the strike lasted 50 days. at stanford, abc7 news. lisa is tracking the forecast. some spots pretty cool right now? >> that's right. we have a spring-like forecast. 50 hayward and san jose. upper 40s on the coast. low 40s in the north bay. a few clouds around. mostly sunny skies today. we will talk about breezier winds tomorrow and the chance of more rain in the seven-day outlook coming up. >> also ahead, prom night for young patience at a bay area
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>> 6:11 is our time. good morning, everyone. here's a look from our roof camera. a slight breeze as we begin this
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saturday morning. lisa argen has the full forecast coming up. martinez police arrested a minister they believe sexually assaulted a young girl over the last three years. this is the suspect, the 32-year-old man of concord. he served at both a baptist church in martinez and grace baptist church. his bail is set at $725,000. a famed women's rights attorney visited tenisen high school in hayward. >> ther to said she wanted to speak to the same kids about making good choices. >> i think under the circumstances there are better messengers for high risk students in a public high school than someone charged with a felony of rape of an intoxicated woman. >> the hayward school district sent a letter to parents
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expressing regret about hayward's visit after some parents got upset. the trial is set to begin next month. happening today, terrific news for riders of san francisco buses and light rail vehicles. trains and buses will now arrive more often and let late night riders can now enjoy night owl services. 20 lines are getting expanded service and 8 expand the hours. this is the fourth round of improvements launched by the transportation municipal agency. some local school districts have gone from handing teachers pink slips to giving them green, as in cash bonuses. they can get up to five thousand dollars if they teach certain subjects in one district. we have the story. >> so x minus 3. >> math and science teachers seem to be valuable assets for many school districts. >> as many of us add college
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technology education pathways, we are really loocking for math, science. >> pittsburgh's two high schools are desperate to hire more of them. offer a $5,000 bonus to anyone in that field that wants to teach here. that's in addition to their salaries which range between $50,000 and $80,000 depending on the level of education. >> we are looking at a two year commitment and basically what we would do is give them that once they sign. >> that signing bonus would also be given to language emersion and special education teachers k-12. the district is also look to fill other positions like bus drivers, substitute teachers, clerical workers, but these wouldn't get a bonus. during their concessions the labor department found between 2008 and 2012 california lost more than 80,000 school related jobs. many college students thinking of going into education thought otherwise. >> after the recession many decided not to go into teaching for a while so there is a
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shortage. >> other school districts are providing incentives like for forgiving student loans, payingi for teachers to continue their education and subsidizing their housing cost. pittsburgh has a lower cost of living and the pittsburgh hopes that will be a selling point for any teacher. abc7 news. the job fair will be held this morning at the pittsburgh high school gym. it is located at 1750 harbor street in pittsburgh. the event goes from 9:00 to 11:30. >> 450 sounds like a lot to pay for a camera lens unless that lens was in space. that was the amount of the winning width in an auction for this camera lens used in the 1971 apollo moon figures. it was used by glen scott, who decided to keep it until he decideed to auction it.
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several other space items were sold there including a neil arm stopping signed photo showing his giant leap for mankind back in 1969. it sold for more than $38,000. for some high school students going to the prom is a pipe dream. that's because they are in the hospital, fighting life-threatening illnesses, so a bay area children's hospital stepped in bringing some normalcy to these young patients' lives. alyssa shows us the fun. >> prom is a right of passage for high-schoolers but a lot of these teenagers are forced to miss the event, like iris. she has spent the last six years in and out of the hospital for surgeries and treatment. >> being in the hospital all the time, you miss so many normal high school teenager things. >> this dance is at ucsf children's hospital at mission bay. all the teenage patients are invited. some came directly from their room. >> you get to be with so many lifelong friends and people that understand you in ways that nobody else can. ♪
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>> there's a dj, dance floor, popcorn and face painting. 49ers football players, including starting safety eric reid posed for pictures. they escorted guests down a red carpet. >> we are all people and we are all in this life together. to be able to help one another, that's what it's about. >> this is the sixth year ucsf has thrown the prom. staff members call it a labor of love. they have donated dresses and other items to make them look and feel beautiful. >> and we have clothing for them to choose, and then on the day of and in the afternoon they get their hair done and makeup done. >> nearly 300 people showed up for the unforgettable night. in san francisco, alyssa harrington, abc7 news >> 6:17, the time. lisa argen is here now with the accuweather forecast. lisa, kind of a calm right now on live doppler 7hd? >> that's right. welcome rain yesterday. a little more in the seven-day outlook, perhaps.
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as we check out things right now we have some cloud cover. a little fog forming in parts of the north bay, but overall shaping up to be a pretty nice sunrise. the sun coming up 67:23. sets at 7:53. that's 13 thundershowers and 30 minutes day light. temperatures around where we should be for this time of year, which rinks from about the low 60s to about 70. but that feels cool in some spots of the bay area because we will have some of those northwesterly winds. not so much today but really tomorrow as the weak weather system drops down from the north and really the precip will be well to the east of us in the sierra nevada. so what we will receive is the breezy winds picking up throughout the later afternoon and evening hours. so a live look outside. a little hazy from this vantage point. temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to low 50s. it's a cooler start. we are looking at mostly clear skies, though. right any it's 50 san jose, 51
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mountain view, 48 morgan hill and half moon bay. there's the nice clear sky from sfo where temperatures on the peninsula on the north bay have been on the cool side. we are at 43 santa rosa, 42 napa. looking a the 49 in concord. livermore at 48. mid-40s in novato. compared to yesterday, we are looking at about 5 to 11 degrees cooler from palo alto to mountain view. you have the clouds and rain, as well as the entire bay area pretty much throughout the day on and off. and that resulted in some record rainfall for san francisco. over a half-inch throughout the day yesterday. this morning sitting in the low 50s. so this camera was mt. tam. cooler conditions this morning with partly cloudy skies today. a lot of sunshine, though. we will see windy conditions as that system drops to the east of us tomorrow. and those northwesterly winds much winds keeping temperatures pretty much at or a little bit below normal. beach has starred statement from
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the national weather service, looking at the possibilities of large rip currents and large breakers as they continue to increase the swell. 10 is feet half moon bay all the way down the coast to monterey. certainly dangerous. rainfall 102% of normal. san francisco 1 hundred 4% of normal. right now in san jose 90% of normal. oakland about 84%. and sfo87%. 93% in santa rosa. could add to those totals with this system. by the time we get to wednesday morning could see wet the pavement and then throughout the latert part of the morning hours still some light precip. this is wednesday. so looks like between now and then we will enjoy some sunshine. mixed in with some clouds. 68 on the peninsula with about 69 palo alto. look for low 60s from downtown san francisco, upper 60s santa rosa, 66 in vallejo, 67 union city. you head inland and more upper 60s to near 70 in livermore
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and antioch. the accuweather seven-day had forecast. winds still out of the northwest and the we will see sunshine right through the early part of the week. increasing clouds. could see the early morning rain on wednesday and then we will get into 70s and slightly warmer numbers next weekend. >> good forecast. thank you. honoring the protectors of the environment. we will introduce you to some of this year's golden
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>> six environmental activists from around the world received a prestigious golden prize at a ceremony in san francisco. as abc7 news anchor dan ashley discovered, their accomplishments were as varied as their background. >> today is a day of justice. >> at an age when most teenagers are planning for promise and football games, destiny was planning something more ambitious, a movement to block what would have been the nation's largest incinerater near her home in baltimore.
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destiny said she and her friends were studying human rights when they decided conditions in their neighborhood weren't fair.lp >> especially believing that everyone has right to live in a healthy community and breathe clean air. >> for luis, the struggle was to keep one of the most viable areas in puerto rico safe from pollution and development. >> the area is a nesting ground from the leather back sea turtle. he said developers were pushing for two mega-resorts, which could have altered the landscape dramatically. >> one of the projects of the resort, they were even proposing to channelize one of the rivers. [applause] >> for a public interest lawyer, shutting down a toxic waste dump in her home in slovakia was a family affair. beyond rallying support in the community, she also involved her own daughters, 12 and 15 years old. >> they were participating in the protests, they were living
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my life. >> for edwin, it wasn't just the future of his family, but their way of life at stake. edwin pioneered a system in tanzania to give ownership of lands to entire communities rather than just individuals. he said this approach protects the communal lifestyle and ability to live off the land for several generations. but the sudden recognition took him by surprise. there were two more winners, one from cambodia and one from peru. both of their struggles involve protecting rural lands from corporate developers. in san francisco, dan ashley, abc7 news. >> also happening today, it's the about a bike a event the. this offers you a chance to test
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raid more than 200 different e-bike models which help with power assist while pedaling. two e-bikes, worth $12,000 in value, will be given away. we have more ahead. donald trump's new campaign aid said the candidate has just been playing a role. rival ted cruz didn't wait long to react. president obama had a busy day yesterday, but this moment is the one most talked
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>> thanks for waking up with us. i'm chris ngyen. we will get to the top stories in a bit but first we are tracking the weather and a break from the rain. here's lisa argen with the first look at the conditions where you live. hi, lisa. >> hi, construction that's right. we are looking at a nice shot from emeryville right now. it hooks pretty clear. numbers ranking from the upper 40s. mountain view at 51. the golden gate bridge nice and clear. a few clouds today. it's in the low 40s santa rosa, napa and fairfield with upper 40s cop cord, livermore. 45 in novato. from the exploratorium camera, looks pretty nice. we will have temperatures around seasonal averages today but still cool at the coast with just 60 there. low 60s san francisco. mid-60s around the bay with upper 60s near 70 inland.
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still rain to talk about throughout the week ahead. chris. >> lisa, thank you >> developing news out. ohio this morning. the search for a mass murderer is underway after the brutal death of at least 8 family members had. it was about 70 miles east of cincinnati. the victims included seven adults and one child. each was reportedly shot in the head. three children, including a four day old baby and a six-month-old survived the shootings. police say whoever is responsible should be considered armed and dangerous. >> more developing news out of georgia this morning where authorities say a man suspected of killing five people has killed himself after unsuccessfully trying to set his house open fire. the 50-year-old shot himself in the head. police believe it was a domestic condition that led to the violence last night. they said some of the victims were lated to the gunman's wife.
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now to the race to the white house and what could be a new donald trump. his new campaign aid was caught on tape saying the fiery image is only a part he's been playing. ted cruz says that proves what he's been saying all along, he can't be trusted. here's abc news reporter jonathan carle with that reporting. >> let's have some fun, it's friday, let's have some fun! >> donald trump sounded like his old self. >> build a wall, build a wall! >> but behind closed doors the man now taking charge. it -- taking charge of his campaign was recorded promising republican officials that trump will tone it down. the audio obtained by the new york times . >> it is what he was expecting but he wasn't ready for it. image is going to change. >> his top aid described two trumps. >> he's sitting in a room and talking business and politics. and it's different.
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when he's on the stage he's projecting an image that's for that purpose. >> trump himself promised a transformation months ago. >> i will be changing very rapidly. i'm very capable of changing anything i want to change to. >> now senator ted cruz branded lying ted by trump and turning the insult around. >> he is telling us he is lying to us. >> cruz is now calling trump's entire campaign a lie. >> he's telling us he's lying to us. you look at what his campaign manager says. it is that this is just an act. this is just a show. it doesn't make any sense to support the guy who is blatantly lying to you and laughing about it. he is making fun of us right now. >> abc news, washington. to london.
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president obama and the first lady had a day full of meetings yesterday but the one encounter getting the most buzz was with prince george just as he was get egg ready for bed. terry has the story. >> as the obamas arrived kinsington palace, you could just see him there in the hallway stand big his dad, prince william. once inside the little prince and the president shared a moment now melting hearts around the world. prince george got to stay up 15 minutes past his bedtime to meet the obamas. it was that kind of day. the queen and prince philip personally greeting the first castle. and look at this. they all pack into the royal range recover with prince edenurough, acting as a acting as a chauffeur. >> i have never been driven by a duke. edenbureau before. >> but the president landed had himself in the thick of a ferocious battle here. britain is about to vote whether to leave the troubled european union.
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obama is urging this emto save. and the mayor sneered about taking advice from a part kenyan president. obama shot back. >> i'm not coming here to fix any votes. i'm offering my opinion. and you shouldn't be afraid to hear an argument being made. >> but the politics here are this is really a farewell trip for president obama. he said good bay to queen elizabeth, who he called a real jewel in the world. abc news, london. >> we have a story about the story where the tiger keeper was killed. >> stacy said he may have caused her own death. the president of the palm beach zoo said he knowingly entered a restricted area with the malaysian tiger inside last week, breaking a safety protocol. keepers are not allowed to enter tiger enclosures where the tigers have access. there are five ongoing
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investigation into the incident. a tanker truck dropped through the roof of a houston parking garage yesterday. take a look at the this incredible site. the truck was parked on the upper level of the structure when it dropped through a hole in the concrete. there were reports that lower levels of the parking garage were flooded by rain. >> we have all been told to conserve water so why are some local water districts blasting water through hydrants? and lisa argen will have your full accuweather forecast in just a few minutes.
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1. >> good morning, everyone. a beautiful shot. a live look outside is our golden gate bridge camera. no delays for drivers making their way in this morning. lease returns with the full accuweather forecast just moments away. paula joins us from new york to tell us what is coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." >> good morning. coming up on gma we will have the latest in the investigation overnight into the sudden-death of superstar prince. what we are learning about the mysterious last flight and his apparent illness on boards. and we will take you inside the icon's secret music vault where he is said to have thousands of
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unreleased songs stored. and the search for a mass murder is underway in ohio. 8 people were killed. and residents are on edge fearing another attack. we have that story ahead. a huge weekend on the campaign trail. all candidates lacking to drum up support before tuesday's five big state primaries. finally, take a look at these priceless photos. one of the british royals delayed bedtime to meet the president. president and first lady michelle atkinsing ton palace. we have more coming up on gma. hope to see you soon. >> we know harriet tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill, but what we don't know is what picture will be used. treasury secretary las a photograph of the icon. her features have been smoothed down and there's a hint of a smile on her face. the modern version may be more appealing to the eye, but certainly not as historically accurate.
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the final design will be unveiled in 2020 and the bill will not go into circulation until later in the decade each member of the golden state warriors enjoyed a day off in a different way and some like to watch other athletes at work. steph curry was in the stands in houston last night taking in the boston red sox-astros game. nice front row seats surrounded by popcorn boxes and drinking a cool beverage, steph looked like your average fan. in terms of foot injury, they said it shouldn't stop him from playing in playoff game 4 against the rockets on sunday afternoon. 6:41, the time. lisa, no rain to speak of in the forecast? >> no. nice to see some sun out there. it will be season al this weekend were we check out santa cruz. nice with 47 degrees. going for a high of 68. so looks pretty good out there for mid-to late april. rainfall totals doing, as well. pretty nice. we are looking at a possibility of more rain headed our way.
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coming up. >> in sports, the san jose sharks are moving on in the nhl playoffs in their quest for the stanley cup. you can get your tickets for the next round starting today at noon. they play either the anaheim ducks or the nashville predators. in baseball both the giants and a's offense lit up last night. here's the highlights in this morning's sports report with rick quan. >> good morning. the sharks were trying to close out their playoff series with the kings last night. let's go to the staples center for game five. early on it was all sharks. just over a minute in, top shelf on jonathan quick. his first career playoff goal makes it 1-0 san jose. later in the period chris tierney any gets his first playoff goal. he banks it off the post to make it 2-0. just like in game four the sharks take a 3-0 lead. he scores off the nice pass from joel ward. but also like in game four the kings rally. he knocks in the rebound and it was 3-3 after two. early in the third, the sharks retake the lead, a scramble in front. rick burns bumps into him for
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his second goal of the game. about midway in the period captain joe pavelski scores his fifth goal of the series. an empty netter made the final 6-3. the sharks next play the winner of the ducks-predators series. >> up by three again. you know, last game when we had that lead, i got a lot of back. way too close. and i'm sure all the fans back home appreciated that again. good to see the guys come out. we knew we were in a good spot coming into the third 3-3. kind of talked about it, didn't matter how we got here. we have to move forward and go win to close out the series. the guys came out great. >> the warriors should have won game three in houston, but the officials led james harden get away with a late push. yesterday the nba said harden should have been called for an offensive foul when he pushed andre iguodala before getting off his game-winning shot. the good news is steph curry worked out yesterday and he sounds ready to play in game four on sunday. >> it feels good. you always want to just play and
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get game reps. simulated reps is not fun and nursing injuries and whatnot. getting a little competition is fun and hope i can do more tomorrow. >> berry bonds returned to at&t park last night as the march -- the marlins batting coach, but it was the giants offense that stole the show. san francisco scored three runs in the first. brandon belt with the rbi similar there. jeff samardziji not only pitched well, he had two hits and 3 rbi. giants win 8-1 and snap a five-game losing streak. the a's had their ace sunny gray on the mound in toronto. chris coghlan gave the a's the lead. the blast deep to left center. two in the ninth. chris davis with the clutch two-out single, 8-5 was the final. the a's have now won six straight, and that's sports for saturday morning. i'm rick quan.
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i will see you again tonight at 5:00. >> all right. a break in the rain, lisa. >> yeah, and a break for the giants. they turn that around. an evening game tonight and we are looking at no rain, dry conditions. seasonnial for the weekend and increasing winds through late tomorrow. here's a look at radar hd. we will see plenty of sunshine, but it will be a little bit on the coop side. 60s for most, maybe 70 in the inland valley. i widen the view. high pressure in control for the weekend. a weak weather system dropping down tomorrow will allow for a few sierra showers. while we are on the eastern side of this system, we will look for those breezy winds. i sued say western side. it looks calm out there. you see the sun. 50 san jose, 51 mountain view, 49 morgan hill and half moon way. a nice looking view from the
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tower camera where we have the sun out there already. low 40s novato and napa. 42 by the delta, 44 santa rosas and upper 40s cop cord and livermore. some of the warmer locations here. what a nice day yesterday with the rainfall. all the cloud cover. we were warmer yesterday so this morning we are 11 degrees cooler. mountain view and san jose. 16 degrees cooler novato with 5 to 9 degrees cooler around san francisco and oakland. ice crystals on the lens here in the sierra nevada where they had snow. temperatures in the 40s there today. more snow showers perhaps tomorrow. and also in late wednesday. so cooler conditions this morning. partly cloudy skies today. that still means a good deal of sunshine. turning windy late tomorrow as the system drops to the east of us. so we will look for a strong rip currents today. the large breakers. about ten foot wave heights right now.
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still looking pretty dangerous like usual here. do take care hear if you are headed out to the coast. so we are looking at upper 60s today. san jose average highs low 70s. the warmer locations should be san jose but just shy of the averages around the bay throughout much of the work week and then we warm up next weekend. but we still have a weak weather system to come visit us by wednesday and that is looking like it could bring measurable rain. as we put this in motion, 7:00 wednesday morning, looking at some showers perhaps. and then right on through the midday hour. could see a little bit of wet weather. so around the bay today, look for partly to mostly sunny conditions. upper 60s for palo alto. 70 morgan hill. mid-60s oakland. 65 richmond, and for the giants game this evening look for numbers in the low 60s. sun setting 7:53 and dropping through the upper 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast. increasing winds tomorroand
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sunny and breezy throughout the early part of the week with average temperatures and maybe more rain next wednesday and slightly warmer into the end of the work week. any rain we see, a welcome rain. >> a pleasant forecast. thank you. california is still under a state-wide order to save water so why are some bay area agencies now blasting water out of their fire hydrants? it may look wasteful, but it's actually keeping our drinking water clean. here's abc7 news anchor ama daetz. >> they are flushing their waterpipes releasing 1,000 gallons a minute on to the street. it used to be automatic. fire hydrants end up and left to run. high-velocity water scours the pipe and clearing out sediment and chemicals so they don't end up in your drinking water. when the drought hit many communities stopped to change -- to save water, but that is
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beginning to change. >> we are looking at a full reservoir, which we are happy and pleased about. it's lapping over the top of our boards on the spillway, and that's about as much water as we can store here. >> it provides about 40% of calistoga's water. now that it's full, water officials decided it's time to clean the pipes. crews let the water at each hydrant run until it's clear. this one took nine minutes. >> it is clearing up a lot faster than we expected. >> they also test the hydrants to make sure they are ready for an emergency. >> we have 170-plus fire hydrants to do. so it will take a few months. >> this process is also happening in other bay area communities. but not all reservoirs are full and the sierra snowpack is still below normal. not every agency is doing the same thing. >> here in san francisco and in the east bay mud service area, officials tell us they are considering flushing some hydrants for routine maintenance but for now they say they are still only doing it when
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absolutely necessary. >> in the south bay the san jose water company is one of the first to use a new truck-based flushing system that saves water. this company video shows out the truck cop next to hydrants and flushes the pipes by running water through a filter so very.÷ little water ends up on the street. san jose's system costs half a million dollars and many districts don't have the money. so for now expect most agencies to keep flushing their pipes the old-fashioned way. >> and that was abc7 news anchor ama daetz reporting. once again, water officials say that even if you see water flushing out of the hydrants, don't assume the drought is over. the state water board is expected to decide next month whether to ease up on current restrictions. >> coming up, the annual cesar chavez festival and parade in san francisco. how you can celebrate the life and work of the
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if you want to go to the festival, it starts right after the parade. for those driving be aware there are several road closers near the event. >> a final weather check with lease arranges. >> we are starting out nice and cool. mainly in the 40s. a few 50s right now. later on today look for 66. partly cloudy on the peninsula for san mateo. oakland about the same. upper 60s san jose. the seven-day forecast, the winds will be breezy at the coast today and pretty much tomorrow it will be quite gusty. upper elevations and at the coast. another chance ever rain coming our way on wednesday. between now and then sunny, seasonal and warmer next weekend. >> lisa; is that correct you. and thanks for joining us on the abc7 morning news. i'm chris nguyen. alongside lisa argen. the news continues now online, on twitter, facebook and all of your mobile devices with our abc7 news app. good morning america is next. as we say good-bye for you, we will leave you with a live look outside from our emeryville
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