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good morning. evan. we can expect some pleasant weather conditions today. here's meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> a record rain over a half inch. certainly seasonal dry and conditions to enjoy over the weekend. it's clear. we do have a few areas of fog but the tower camera is showing the golden gate bridge. you can see some of that with the low cloudiness there. low 50s in san jose, mid 50s in mountain view and 60 in oakland. the city in the background there and cloud cover with upper 40s.
51 in livermore. partly cloudy and mostly sunny today. it's certainly cooler. anywhere from 3 to 7 degrees cooler. cooler than that in napa and nava toe and emeryville right now. looking at a pretty nice afternoon. 60 on the coast. 63, san francisco. mid-60s around oakland. chris? >> lisa, thanks. we also have developing news out of oakland this morning. a fire crew sent us this video of a two-story structure on high street. a person had to be rescued by ladder from the second story and has been taken to the hospital. we're told the fire broke out just before 7:00 this morning and that took about ten minutes to knock down. investigators are still trying to determine a cause. >> b. acha.r.t.'s fleet of the future may have ended in a pile of dirt. the brand-new 2 million dollar car crashed during testing in hayward but we're told it could be a good thing. >> reporter: this week's old b.a.r.t. car plowed into
something called a sandbox. the car didn't deray. instead it came to a stop at the end of a test track used to test operators and test systems. >> none of the wheels came off of the running rails, so it was easy to pull it off the sand berm and put it where it was sup poised to be. >> reporter: since it didn't jump the tracks there was no damage to the wheels. there was no damage to the other parts of the vehicle either. >> we buy them and then do our testing and that's exactly what this test track is for. >> reporter: at nearly $2 million each, this is the first of ten new b.a.r.t. cars that will be tested and eventually added to the aging fleet. right now b.a.r.t. is trying to figure out if this was operator error or some other problem. if this is a technical problem, it's a good thing that we can test before we begin service
with passenger fleet in the future. they plan to test nine more. if they cheg out, they're expected to carry passengers at the end of the year. b.a.r.t. officials took to social media and sent out this tweet, quote, the test car was going five to ten miles per hour, no major damage, wheel never left the rail. this is why we have test tracks. in other new this morning pittsburgh police are investigating a two-car crash that sent three people including two kids to the hospital. they say a distracted driver ran a red light just after 8:00 last night. that car hit another sending the second car crashing into the two children walking in a cross walk and then into a guardrail. all three, though, are expected to survive. now to sierra where these skiers took advantage of the ten
inches that fell. that's at least two more feet than last year. the resort is projecting its longest ski season in ten years and is slated to close on may 30th. some good news about a sinkhole in san francisco. crews hope to reopen part of sacramento street by tomorrow night. it caved in on thursday near baker street. they blame a broken sewer line for the mess. you can see how big the hole was. you can see this. workers filled parts of the hole with sand yesterday. they're going to replace the broken sewer and repave the seat later today. a jazz memorial for prince will be held in new orleans on monday complete with the leasing of white doves, and as the many tributes to the music icon continue, authorities are reconstructed prince's final hours. ♪ >> reporter: this morning we're getting a fuller picture of how the life of a virtuoso came to a
close. 8:00 wednesday night according to the local sheriff prince was dropped off by an acquaintance at paisley park studios where he live and worked. the next morning his staff members got worried. >> they tried to reach him and were unable to reach prince. they responded. >> person not breathing. >> 9:47 a.m. first responders arrive. they tried and failed to revive him. at prince declared dead. stunning his fans especially those who attended a dance party at his house five days earlier. >> he seemed great, totally energized. >> what you're saying doesn't sound like a man on death's door. >> i certainly didn't get that impression, that's for sure. >> reporter: the sheriff said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body. >> we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a
suicide. >> reporter: the medical examiner released prince's body to his family friday afternoon saying they won't release the autopsy results until they can get prince's family medical history and run a complete toxicology exam which could take weeks. >> it could be days depending on the types of tests and most likely weeks before we could have the complete results available to us. >> reporter: meanwhile people all over the world remembering prince singing his songs songs, buying them too. the man behind "little red corvette" now at the top of the charts. it's expected to hit the top of the billboard charts, the fifth time he's done that. ♪ purple rain, purple rain purple rain, purple rain ♪
>> reporter: fans can now go see "purple rain" on the big screen at amc theaters across america. >> for our generation, he was the songbook and narrative for some of the a greatest moments in our ving lives. >> and that was abc's dan harris reporting. prince songs are dominating the charts on itunes. he currently has 19 of the 20 top songs. even record stores report selling out of his cds and vinyl albums. and take a look at this. purple rain falling inside of the popular rain room there. the studio asked the museum to illuminate the rain to remember prince. thanks to special sensors everyone stays dry. the purple rain was only for yesterday.
the exhibit closes tomorrow and reopens on may 19th for a limited time. we have posted this tribute to prince on our ac 7's facebook page. you can share it on your facebook news feed to express your sympathy. 8:08 is the time and speaking of rain, we've got a break from it for now. >> yep. it's still cool in the north. here's a look and we're looking at some clouds. 47, santa rosa, 49 in santa rosa and san ramon and low 50s in fremont and san francisco. a typical springlike day today. i'll tell you what that means. we'll keep that over the weekend, but the winds are going to pick up. we'll talk about that. >> lisa, thanks. also, prom night for the young patients at bay area hospital. the glitz and glamour of the special event
this is the suspect, 32-year-old fernando maldonado of concord. he serve at both the fellow baptist church and grace baptist church in pleasant hill. he's currently being held at the jail. his bail is currently being set. gloria allred attended the high school. she wanted to counter the 49ers player's visit in february. about making good choices. >> i think under the circumstances there are better merges for high-risk students in a public high school than someone charged with a felony for the rape of an intoxicated woman. >> the parents expressed regret. mcdonald has pled not guilty to felony rape. his trial is scheduled to begin next month. some local school districts
have gone from handing teachers pink slips to giving them green as in cash bonuses. teachers can get up to $500 for teaching. >> so our factors now are x minus 3. >> reporter: math and science teachers seem to be valuable assets for many school districts. >> we're really looking for math, science. >> reporter: pittsburgh's two high schools are desperate to higher more of them, offering a $5,000 bonus for anyone in that field who wants to teach here. that would be in addition to their salaries which range from $50,000 to northeasterly $80,000 depending on their experience and levels of education. >> there are some conditions. we're looking at a two-year commitment and basically what you would do is give us that baseline. >> reporter: that signing bonus would also be given to spanish
and special education and learning. substitute teachers, bus drivers, and cat tear ya workers. but they wouldn't get a bonus. during the recession they found that between 2008 and 2012 california lost more than 80,000 school-related jobs. many college students thinking of going into education decided otherwise. >> after the recession many teachers decided not to go into teaching for a while, so there is a shortage. >> they're offering other incentives like paying for student loans. they hope those will be two selling points for any teacher. in pittsburgh lyanne melendez, cbs news. a job fair will be at harbor
street in pittsburgh. >> $4,000 sounds like a lot for a camera lens unless it was used in space. it was used in the 1971 apollo moon mission. it was used by astronaut dave scott who kept the lens until decides to auction it. several other space items were auctioned including an armstrong photograph from 1969. for some high school students going to prom is a pipe dream. that's because they're in the hospital fighting life-threatening illnesses. so a bay area hospital steved up bringing normalcy to their leaves. >> reporter: prom is a right of passage for a lot of high school teenagers. this girl has crone's disease
and has been in and out of the hospital for years for treatment. >> you miss so many normal high school teenager things. >> reporter: this dance is at the hospital in mission bay. all the teenagers are invited. some came directly from their rooms. >> you get to find so many life-long friends and people who understand you in ways that nobody else can. ♪ >> reporter: there's a deejay, dance floor, popcorn, and face painting, 49ers football players including eric read posed for pictures. they escorted guests down the red carpet. >> we're all people, in this life to help one another. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: this is the sixth year upsf has held a prom. volunteers donate dresses. >> they can select from free clothing for them to choose and then on the day of in the
afternoon they get their hair done and their makeup done. >> reporter: nearly 300 people showed up for this unforgettable night. in san francisco, alyssa harrington, a b "abc7 news." there are some clouds. we'll have a cloudy, mostly sunny afternoon. springlike with mostly 60s and the wind pecking up throughout the weekend. here's a live look. looks pretty clear. what day yesterday. loving all that rain and that record rainfall in san francisco. we widen the view and you'll notice that certainly clouds to the north and west of us. a weak system is going to drop down from the north and bring some rain and high elevation snow by late tomorrow into monday in the sierra nevada. we're on the backside of it and that's what's going to kick up our wind certainly late tomorrow. emeryville, nice and sunny. 54 in san francisco, 57 over in oakland with mid-50s in mountain
view, san jose. half moon bay. good morning, morgan hill, 54 for you. we can see mostly sunny conditions and the winds problematic tomorrow certainly on the tarmac. 478 in santa rosa. still cool up in the north bay with 50 in novato. good morning, livermore. 51 degrees. some areas could see about 70. i love this picture with some ice on the lens. in the sierra nevada, a little snow. they say a rain/snow mix tomorrow and another opportunity for precip on wednesday. so look for cooler conditions this morning. you're probably feeling it. partly to mostly sunny skies today turning windy along the coast. perhaps over 40 miles an hour. today we do have a beach hazard statement through the evening hours through the national weather service from sonoma to monterey. look at the wind currents. pretty high. we have this. we have the possibility of
strong rip currents and those large breakers at the coast. so we'll see sunny skies there but it will be cool. notice the wind direction now. out of the north the winds are nice and light. by the coast it will be a little breezy today taking you into tomorrow. watch the color. you can see from the coast and the speed picking up throughout the afternoon, stopping this by late in the day. notice 41-mile-an-hour gusts. and around the bay, it will be breezy as well around the later afternoon hours. certainly a less windy day today and precip in the sierra nevada come late tomorrow and monday. we're going to stay dry for the next few days and into the middle of the week, it looks like by wednesday we could see some activity by 9:00 in the morning. we'll keep you posted, loving any more extra rain. for now it will be dry. palo alto.
60. san jose and pail ly lo palo aly skies on monday, near average of tuesday. a chance for rain on wednesday and after that looks to be a little warmer on thursday and friday. >> good information, lisa. thank you. coming up. honoring the protectors of the environment. we'll introduce you to some of this year's goldman prize winners, united
"abc7 news" has learned that the nurses will not be negotiating next week. they say that 84% of its more than 3,000 nurses are in favor of striking for more money and better benefits. both corona and the hospital say they will work in good faith with the federal mediator. nurses at stanford and packard walked off the job last in june of 2000. the organization raises money to provide diapers to needy moms. this is video from last year's event.
abc 7's anchor christy zee. six environmental activists from around the world received the prestigious goldman prize in san francisco and as discovered their come accomplishments varied as to their background. >> today is a day of justice. >> reporter: at an age when most teenagers are planning proms and football games, destiny watford was planning something more ambitious, a movement to block the world's largest incinerator near her home in baltimore. she and her friends were studying human rights when they decided their conditions inñç their neighborhood weren't fair. >> especially believing that everyone has the right to live in a healthy community and breathe clean air. >> reporter: for luis jorge rivera herrera, the struggle was to keep one of the most
bio-diverse areas free from pollution and development. it's a nesting ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtle. they were pushing two mega resorts which could have altered the land. >> they were proposed to channelize one of the rivers. >> reporter: for public interest lawyer, shutting down a toxic waefts dump at her home in slovakia was a family affair. she also involved her own daughters 1rks 2 and 15 years old. >> they were participating in a protest. they were living my life. >> for edward lauri, it wasn't just the future of his family but their way of life at stake. he pioneered a system in tanzania to give owner ship
titles to lands instead of individuals. he says it promotes their lifestyle to live off the lands but the sudden recognition still took him by surprise. >> too much happy. they suddenly had the equipment. >> reporter: now, there were two more winners. one from cambodia and one from peru. both of their struggles involved protecting rural lands from corporate developers. happening today, you'll want to check out the electric bike expo if you're thinking about cycling. the free event offers visitors a chance to test ride more than 200 ebike models that help with pedaling assistance. we've got much more ahead on the "abc7 news." donald trump's new campaign aide says he's just been playing a role. one of his rivals didn't wait
>> hi, chris. it's cool out there. you can see all the sunshine from the golden gate bridge. temperatures in the mid-50s in the cities. 57 across the bay. mountain view is at 56. 51 in morgan hill and 55 on the coast. so this vantage point showing the wind. it's out of the northwest. and over the weekend it will continue to pick up especially tomorrow afternoon. right now it's still cool in the north bay. 47 in santa rosa, 49 in napa. 49 along the coast. winds will look to gust towel 40 miles an hour tomorrow. tomorrow we end up with some sierra nevada rain and we could see the gusty winds right in through the evening hours. we'll track that and talk about our extended outlook as well. chris? >> lisa, thank you so much. time right now, 8:30. developing out of ohio, the manhunt is under way. bodies were discovered in four
different crime scenes in pike county, ohio, 70 miles east of cincinnati. the victims included seven adults and one child. each was report lid shot in the head. three children and a 4-day-old baby survived the shooting. police say responsibility is darjs. a 50-year-old gunman shot himself in the head. police believe it was a domestic dispute that led to the violence last night saying some of the victims were related to the gunman's wife. now to the race for the white house and what could be a new donald trump. his new campaign aide was caught on tape saying trump's fiery image has only been a role he's been playing. his rival ted cruz say as what he's been saying all along is true, that whatever trump is saying can't be trusted. >> go ahead gorks ahead. what the hell. let's have some fun.
>> reporter: donald trump is known for his colorful rhetoric and over-the-top antics. >> get him out of here. get him out of here. build the wall. build the wall. we're going to knock the hell out of them and then we're coming back and we're going to rebuild our country. >> reporter: but behind closed doors his campaign suggests e this is just an act. >> he's sitting in the room talking business and new politics. it's a different persona. when he's on the stage, he's projecting an image for that purpose. >> reporter: in audio obtained from "the new york times" his new can't pain chief promises republican officials trump will tone things down. >> part of the display is evolving. negatives will come down. image is going to change. >> reporter: with the general election around the corner there's one thing that won't be changing. >> crooked hellory, right? >> reporter: those attacks on hillary clinton.
but ted cruz says trump's the one who's lying. >> he's telling us he's lying to us. you look at what his campaign manager says. this is just an act. this is just a show. it doesn't make any sense to support the guy who is blatantly lying you and laughing about it. he is making fun of us right now. president obama is wrapping up his visit to london. the duke and duchess of cambridge as well as prince harry welcomed the obamas for dinner. abc new's carey moran has more. >> reporter: overnight they're the photos with prince george and president obama. >> nothing was going to stop me from wishing happy birthday to her majesty and meeting george who was adorable. >> reporter: at kensington palace on friday as they were welcomed by prince william and kate the duchess of cambridge as
well as prince harry, the little prince was there, too, peeking out from around the cameras. george was past his bedtime in his pajamas and robe and black slippers. he was on his rocking horse given to him by the first lady when he was born. it's been a very royal trip. they visited queen elizabeth on friday and president obama who was the 12th president during her reign was almost wistful about saying her good-bye. >> she's an astonishing person and a real jewel to the world and not just to the united kingdom. >> that was terry moran reporting. new this morning on the anniversary of shakes sphere's death, they have an area in front of the stage and simple wooden benches.
15 actors from a traveling steak took. he was treated to instrumental songs from "hamlet." we have new details on a florida zookeeper and her death. she knowingly entered a restricted area with a malayan tiger inside last week breaking a safety protocol. keepers are not allowed to enter tiger enclosures where tigers have access. there are currently five ongoing investigations into the incident. a tanker dropped through a parking garage. take a look at this. the tranker was parked on the top of the structure when it dropped below. there are reports the lower levels had been flooded by heavy rain. still ahead on the abc 7 local news. we've all been told to conserve water so why are they blasting
water out of the nearby hydrants. first, take a look at the weather outside. lisa argen has a full weather forecast when we return. headache? motrin helps you be an unstoppable, let's-rock-this-concert- like-it's-1999 kind of mom. back pain? motrin helps you be the side-planking, keeping-up-with- your-girlfriend- even-though-you'll-feel-it- later kind of woman you are. body pain? motrin helps you be an unstoppable,
saturday morning. a live look outside from our tower camera. traffic on both sides of the bay bridge moving well this morning. in terms of the weather you'll likely like today's forecast. lisa breaks it down for us coming up. happening today, terrific news for san francisco's buses and light rail vehicles. trains and buses will now arriving more often and late night riders can now enjoy night owl service. 20 lines are getting more frequent service. eight will see expanded service hours. the night owl will begin at 1:00 in the morning. we know harriet tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill but we don't know what picture will be used. her features have been smoothed out. the modern version may be more appealing to the eye but certainly not as historically
accurate. 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 athletes at work. case in point steph curry was in the stands taking on the boston red sox/astros game. a nice front row seat surrounded by popcorn boxes driving a cool beverage. he looked like a regular fan. in terms of his ankle injury, it should. stop him from plays game four against the rockets. abc 7 is the only place where you can see the warriors and rockets. tip-off is tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. after that join larry beal and mike shoe man for after the game. he'll be live in houston after the game and larry will be joined in the studios by ambassadors. i'm sure many people will be out enjoying those games maybe at
local bars and restaurants cheering on the team. >> definitely. have a nice weekend in store. cool in spots. still, 49 degrees here in santa cruz. around ben loehmann, an inch of rain. if you're going to pick a beach day, pick today. tomorrow much windier. i'll explain next. >> thanks, lisa. also ahead the sharks trite to close off the playoff series with the
welcome back, everyone. time right now is 8:43 on this saturday morning. a live look outside. you see the driening conditions along interstate 80 through emeryville and over the bay bridge this morning. when you see news happening where you live. use the #abc7now on social media. in sports the san jose sharks are moving on to the playoffs in their quest for the stanley cup. the men in teal play either the anaheim ducks or the nashville predators and in baseball both the giants and a's lit up the night. here's rick quan with the highlights in sports. good morning the sharks were trying to close off their playoff series with the kings last night. early on it was all sharks. just over a minute in, jonas dub skoit. later in the period chris
tierney gets his first career playoff goal. he banks it off the post to make it 2-0. just like game three, they took a lead. game four, chris knocks in the rebound. he was 3-3 after two. they take the lead. a scramble in front. then about midway in the peer yad captain joe pavelski scores his fifth goal of the series. an empty-netter makes the final 6-3. so the sharks will play the winner of the ducks/predators series. >> get up by three again. in the last game when we had that lead, i got a lot. it was banging way too close. i'm sure the fans at home appreciated that. it doesn't matter how we got there. we win a third. guys came out great. >> well, as it turns out, the
warriors should have won game three in houston but the officials let james harden get away with a late push. yesterday they say harden should have been called for an offensive foul when he pushed andre iguodala. steph curry sounds ready to play game four on sunday. >> it feels good. you want to be playing or getting simulator rests. get some shots. have a little competition. definitely fun. hopefully i can ramp it up even more today. >> barry bonds returned to at&t park last night as the march license battsing coach but it was the giants' offense that stole the show. jeff samardzija not of only pitched well but had two hits and three rbi. the giants win 8-1 and snap a five-game losing streak.
the a's had their sonny gram. in toronto. oakland sealed the deal with two in the ninth. chris davis. 8-5 is the final. the a's have now won six straight and that's sports for a saturday morning. i'm rick quan. i'll see you tonight at 5:00. 8:47 is the time. our lisa argen with the forecast that might make you smile. >> yeah. shout-out to the a's and giants. looking pretty quiet out there after yesterday's record rain. san francisco, 0.52 inches and not everyone picked up that much certainly, but that was a record. a little more perhaps to come by the middle of next week. so we're looking at a weak weather system dropping out of the north tomorrow, and the track is guard the sierra
nevada. the spread precip there. so we'll be on the back end of that system allowing for the winds to kick up late in the afternoon. a live look outside. a pretty shot here with some of the clouds out there and a view of the city from mt. tam. temperatures are in the low 60s from morgan hill. it will be breezy at the coast today with those northwesterly winds. so behind that exiting system, it's cool out there. it will be pretty comfortable around the bay. right on the wateret will be breezy. from 47, santa rosa, 49 in santa rosa. 50 by concord and livermore. hopefully i'm not making you too dizzy with that shot. we're looking at numbers cooler than yesterday. certainly with the cloud cover, the numbers were mild. this morning we're seven degrees cooler. four degrees cooler over in oakland. the wind, yeah, certainly a factor on the coast. all around the bay. could be gusting to nearly 40
miles an hour. for this morning, it's cool. we're looking at partly cloudy skies today and the winds tomorrow. if you're picking day to enjoy the weather or head to the coast or the higher elevations, today would be the day because tomorrow it's going to get quite gusty, certainly above about a thousand feet as well. looking to the high surf, 10 to 11 feet right now. beach hazard statement through this evening with strong rip currents and large breakers. with the sunshine it's going to be warm at the coast. this afternoon, winding up to 15 and 20 miles an hour out of the northwest at the shoreline except if you're here. tomorrow look what happens. the winds begin to gust 30 to 40 miles an hour here and even around the bay, 20 to 25-mile-an-hour winds. keep that in mind for your sunday afternoon. remember the snow and the rain. head to the sierra nevada. so far doing pretty good at 99%
of normal and napa, 102% of normal. mountain view, san jose, 104%. you can see oakland at 84% of normal. we could add to the totals. we have a weak weather system head ourd way tomorrow. that one misses us. it will bring us wind. sierra precip into tuesday. here we are wednesday morning with a chance of rain then. it really kind of holds together. this shows it staying with us through the afternoon some of maybe another tenth to two-tenths. in san jose, looking in the upper 60s. all week long, very pleasant. getting warmer by the end of the upcoming workweek. looking at temperatures around the bay, 61. half mooi moon bay. breezy. 66 oakland, vellejo. 69 in san jose and looking at the game today, 62 degrees.
65. cool. bring extra layers. the accuweather seven-day forecast featuring 60s for most with a gusty wind tomorrow. a little change temperature-wise but less winds the early part of the week and maybe rain by wednesday and slightly warmer. looking pretty good. >> lisa. thank you. california is still under a statewide order to save water, so why are sought bay air yeah yhencys now blaftsing water out of their fire hydrants? it may look wasteful but it's keeping our drinking water safe. here's ama daetz. >> reporter: this used to be standard practice all over the bay area. fire hydrants periodically opened up and left to run. high velocity water scours the pipes of chemicals so they don't end up in your drifrging water. when the drought hit many
communities stopped regular pipe flushing to save water but that's beginning to change. >> we're looking at it. it's over on our boards and spillway. >> reporter: this reservoir providing about 40% of their water. now that it's full water officials decided it's time to clean the pipes. crews let the water run at each hydrant until it's clear. this one took 9 minutes. >> this is clearing up faster than expected. >> reporter: they also test the hydrants to make sure they're ready for an emergency. >> we have 170 plus fire high dranltds to do. it will take a few months. >> reporter: this process is also happening in other bay area communities. but not all the reservoirs are full and still below normal so not every agency is doing the same thing. here in san francisco and east bay mud area, officials say they're considering flushing
some hydrants for routine maintenance but for now they're only doing it when absolutely necessary. in the south bay the san jose water company is one of the first to use a new truck bay washing station. it shows how it connects to part-times and running the 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. for now expect them to keep flushing their pipes the old-fashioned way. >> that was "abc7 news" anchor ama daetz reporting. officials say if you see water ge gushing out in the next few weeks, don't assume the water drought is over. coming up the festival and parade. how you can
delores. if you want to go it starts at treat and bryant and for those of you driving to the parade and festival, be aware that there are several road closures near the event. 8:57 the time. a final check of weather with lisa. >> bring a jacket. 63, san francisco. partly cloudy skies we'll see plenty of sunshine but northwesterly breezes will keep it on the cool side of average today. 68 in fremont, but tomorrow the winds begin to gust offshore. upper elevations. and we'll see temperatures still mainly in the 60s throughout the early part of the week. another chance of rain heads our way. maybe 0.2 on monday and more by the end of the week. >> we need that. thanks for joining us. i'm chris nguyen alongside lisa argen. we'll leave you with a look outside. the abc news continues.
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