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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." a blockade of police officers keeps protesters from marching onto the bay bridge, officer also probably have to do the same thing tomorrow. that protest started about 1:00 this afternoon when 200 demonstrators stopped traffic, blocking the entrance to 80, bringing traffic to a stand still.
-- but they were met at each ramp with a line of police and highway patrol officers. >> we went to the freeway because that's the only way to get them to listen. >> lots of people are caught up in traffic. what do you tell them sp >> i apologize for the inconvenience, but this gets people to listen. >> reporter: there was a lot of anger aimed at officers during this protest, but the sniper shootings in dallas where five police officers were killed did affect protesters. >> i wouldn't wish death upon anyone, because i've lost a
loved one. >> reporter: after five hours, the group disbursed without any arrests. there is a group of protesters today who told me this afternoon that were planning another demonstration in the city tomorrow afternoon. details on that we just don't know yet. reporting live in san francisco, "abc7 news." >> thanks, sergio. now to the tensions in dallas after now threats against police officers. those threats came just two days after a former army reservist, micah johnson, shot five police officers dead. today, investigators said he had been planning a much larger attack but moved it up after the police shootings in minnesota and louisiana. just before thursday's shooting, he studied at a dallas area self-defense school that teaches people how to shoot on the move. marci gonzalez is in dallas tonight. >> reporter: good evening. people are still coming by,
paying their respects after a tense day here at dallas police headquarters. broken hearts and already frayed nerves met by new fears for dallas police. a threat and a man reportedly spotted inside the parking garage attached to police headquarters sparking a huge response. the s.w.a.t. team deployed, canines searching the garage, but never finding the man or anything suspicious. the department still on heightened alert. >> people are laying their lives on the line for people they don't even know. >> reporter: officers on edge after five colleagues were gunned down, micah johnson saying he was angry about the shooting death of black men by police and set out specifically to murder white officers. >> that individual who carried out the attacks in dallas are no
more representative of african-americans than the shooter in charleston was representative of white americans. >> reporter: president obama addressing the ambush in dallas and those shootings in louisiana and minnesota, which this weekend are inspiring more protests. >> no justice, no peace. >> reporter: -- across the country. >> black lives matter! black lives matter. >> reporter: while here in texas, quiet gestures of unity and gratitude. >> so many are still showing that appreciation and respect out here tonight for police, including the seven who were injured. we learned today at least two of them are home from the hospital. in dallas, marci gonzalez, "abc7 news." in the north bay, a fund-raiser to help future police officers expand because of the tragedy in dallas. the event raises money for teenagers who are getting ready for future careers in law enforcement.
this year, the volunteers also collected money for the families of the dallas officers killed. they tell us this week's events have only strengthened their interest in emergency service careers. >> it takes a certain type of person. you definitely have to put the needs of the community before yourself at all times. they're here to serve and protect us, and to have that happen, it's scary. for anybody. >> today's fair included a bicycle rodeo, car seat safety check, vehicle inspections and a distracted driving simulator. people in the bay area are showing their appreciation this weekend for the men and women who help to keep our community safe. the mountain view police department tweeted this photo with the caption, nothing makes a saturday better than some lemonade. thanks for letting us stop by. and golden gate tweeted this picture with the caption, no matter the task at hand, there's always time to make a positive relationship with the people we serve.
our coverage of the shootings in dallas, as well as the impact of protests here in the bay area continues at abc7news.com and on twitter. a vallejo woman is missing after being kidnapped for ransom. the fbi has been called in to help find her. she was kidnapped june 30th. our reporter joins us with more on this developing story. lisa? >> reporter: police were still issuing search warrants tonight. they have a lot of resources on this very complicated case. it spans into multiple cities, jurisdictions and involves at least four people who have all done time in prison. >> she was just too nice of a person for something to happen to her. >> reporter: elvira lived alone in this apartment on daniels avenue. crime scene techs have covered every inch in hopes of finding the 57-year-old. overnight, police arrested these four, who they say kidnapped
her. her son got the ransom demand via text. >> they had the subject's mother, that they would hurt her if they contacted the police and didn't deliver the amount of cash specified. >> reporter: we have learned that emanuel espinoza was the ringlead ringleader. here's an excerpt from a post she wrote saying, i'm about to have to turn myself in, and i just need y'all to pray for me right now. he was arrested in sacramento. police believe the only motive was money. >> i didn't believe it. she can't have no money. she was just barely making it. >> reporter: she didn't have a car and relied on friends to take her places. she was last seen her june 29th. and on the 30th, her son rushed to her home, only to find her apartment empty and dog dead. >> i think it's terrible that somebody could be took like that and we didn't hear anything.
>> reporter: the more time passes the more police worry. >> the victim has been gone over a week, so it causes us some deep concern, obviously. we're hopeful we can locate her alive. >> reporter: none of the suspects are cooperating with police. that the kidnapping of denise huskins back in 2015 was a hoax. further investigation led to the arrest of matthew muller. prosecutors say he drugged and bound her before abducting her. the trial is set to begin next january. new at 11:00, a san jose woman is asking for help to find the car burglar who broke into her vehicle and made off with the truck. it happened on thursday at 2:30 in the morning on bush street in san jose. a man wearing a red hoodie smashes the window and takes the belongings.
the security camera footage caught it happening. the suspect drove off in a black pickup. the woman wants her belongings back because it holds sent mental value. you're looking at guns, drugs, and money seized by detectives in contra costa county. this shows about $30,000 worth of heroine, meth and marijuana. you also see seven firearms and $76,000 in cash. detectives made the bust on thursday at a home on elk horn way in antioch. two people now face charges. a small earthquake rattled parts of the north bay today. a 3.3 quake was reported just before 5:00 p.m. east of napa. no reports of damage. still to come on "abc7 news" at 11:00, a tense day for hundreds of residents in southern california, as a wildfire forces them to leave their homes. and trying something new with san francisco's twin peaks. how the drive up to the top ask about to change.
>> it was a clear picture earlier this evening. we are saying bye-bye to the fog and hello to warmer temperatures. and later, a mexican official tries to put to rest rumors that el chapo has escaped again. but first, flying high. the bay area astronaut enjoying her first night aboard the international sp
750 homes as a precaution. the fire is only about 15% contained. evacuation orders have since been lifted for most of the evacuated areas. tonight, a wildfire is burning in the sierra foothills. it is now 90% contained. the fire has been burning for 12 days and has grown to nearly nine square miles. three injuries were reported by cal fire. this fire and the stevenson ranch fire are two of nine wildfires burning across the state. workers in a newark recycling center were back at work today cleaning up debris. "abc7 news" was at the recycling center to see what the fire had done. the raging flames engulfed thousands of pounds of recyclables yesterday afternoon. this is the thick black smoke at the height of the fire.
the cause is still under investigation. visitors to twin peaks in san francisco will notice drastic changes how they get to and from the scenic overlook. the eastern portion will be converted to a car-free area for pedestrians and bicyclists and they plan to create more designated parking spots. the closure will be a two-year pilot project. one of the most prestigious clay and glass festivals is happening this weekend. more than 100 clay and glass artists showed off their creations in one of the largest shows of its kind. >> this is one show they come to every year. if they're going to buy clay or glass, they want to be here, because it does represent the top quality clay and glass from professional artists from around
california. >> the event runs through tomorrow. ♪ blues in the east bay this weekend. "abc7 news" was at hayward city hall today for the blues festival. after world war ii, blues artists like big joe turner, brought music from the south. the event continues tomorrow morning at 11:00. an astronaut who was raised in napa is settling into her new home for the next few months at the international space station. she exchanged hugs upon arrival. the microbiologist will spent the next few months studying genetics and how the body changing in microgravity and will study how bone mass and cardiovascular systems change while in space. she graduated from vintage high
school in napa. here's drew tuma. >> we've got a beautiful sunday shaping up across the bay from the coast to the bay and inland. going to see a lot of sunshine to round out the weekend. live doppler 7 hd right now, giving us the all-clear. we are quiet now. a live look from our emeryville camera, we have a waxing crescent moon and you see here a few patchy clouds, but most areas around the bay right now are reporting clear skies. unlike nights previously this week, where we had fog, tonight is going to be isolated, confined to the coast. most areas clear overnight tonight. sunday, a lot of sunshine but rather windy out there and a warming trend will continue next week, thanks to the winds we have tomorrow. breezy out there, 20-mile-per-hour wind in oakland, we have a gust at 21. you see just along the peninsula. the same in santa rosa. 15 in concord and that wind is
helping to mix up our atmosphere. when you have that happen, we have uniform temperatures across the region. 59 in san mateo. 62 in san jose. that's the warm spot right now. napa with a temperature of 57 degrees. overnight tonight, very limited cloud cover, most spots have clear skies. 51 in san francisco. dropped to about 54 in san jose. for your sunday, you're in the shade, the sun screen out there. first thing, isolated fog in the morning along the coast. by the afternoon, very nice out there in terms of sky conditions. however, it will be windy with winds at time 15 to 35 miles per hour. future tracker wind gust will show you the highest winds likely along the coast. what these winds are doing is dragging in drier air, helping
to eliminate the marine layer that has been persistent for much of july. highs on your sunday, really nice. 66 in san francisco. that's about normal for this time of year. 08 in san jose. 77 in vallejo. 74 in oakland. 65 in half moon bay and windy along the coast. if you are heading to the coast tomorrow, a nice looking day. a lot of sunshine out there, very high uv index. the only caution that you have at the beach, it will be windy with the winds 20 to 35 miles per hour. headed to at&t tomorrow, a nice day for a game. 65 degrees, lots of sunshine and breezy, but clear skies. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow, limited fog early on. it's a windy afternoon. a similar setup on monday, but those winds will bring in warmer temperatures tuesday and wednesday.
look at that, by thursday, calling it hot and approaching the upper 90s. mid 60s on the coast. and friday and saturday, a really nice july pattern setting up quiet weather and temperatures where they should be this time of the year. >> drew, thank you. still to come on "abc7 news" still to come on "abc7 news" at 11:00, a meow for help still to come on "abc7 news" at 11:00, a meow for help ♪ give you the knowledge to adjust for the best sleep ever. it's the final days of the lowest prices of the season sale, with our best-buy rated c2 queen mattress now only $699.99. only at a sleep number store.
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jake peever who wasn't looking, and he still caught it. and lopez had a nice trip. jake lam loses the ball in the sun here, allowing crawford to get on base. one batter later, brant green homers off of robbie ray, his first of the season. gives san francisco a 3-2 lead in the fourth. they added one more in the sixth. ruben tejada doubles into the corner. blanco scores from first. 4-2 was the final. the giants have won 7 of the last 9. >> i love being able to get a chance to play. that's all i've ever asked for. and i can't -- kind of sucks that joe's hurt and you never want that. but i'm enjoying the playing time and being able to play with such a good team. >> we've had huge guys step up, but we've come together and loved on those guys, and tried to let them know they're a part of what we do. it's fun to watch that happen.
>> with nolan ryan looking on, the a's took on the astros. steven vogt had three hits. then in the third, he beat the shift with a base hit to left, bringing home josh redick. and kendall graven was perfect on the mound. houston scored two in the ninth, but the a's win 3-2. summer league basketball in las vegas, had the warriors taking on the spurs. this game went down to the wire. jar jared collins getting the shot at head coach. o'neal coming up can the steal here, takes it all the way and spins his way to the basket. sykes led the warriors with 13 points. mccaul from long range, he hi s
it came down to this. kyle anderson gets it to jonathan simmons who gets the basket. the spurs win 63-61. but hey, it's just summer league. this sports report brought to you by river rock casino. later in the show, u.s. olympic track and field tries and a hole in one at the u.s. women's open. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 11:00, by all accounts, it's been a tough week for many across the country. next, why these incidents are forcing many parents to have some tough conversations with their kids. and a rush to get across the pond. why now might be the best time for you to plan your london vacation. we'll be right back.
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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> good evening. i'm eric thomas. in tonight's headlines, police and the fbi are trying to find a kidnapped woman. she was last seen at a seafood city store june 29th. the 57-year-old lived alone with her dog. the dog was found dead. her son received a text demanding ransom money. pro-testers could disrupt traffic again tomorrow going out of san francisco and onto the bay bridge. about 200 people blocked the entrance at interstate 880 for about five hours today. the peaceful protest is in response to this week's police shootings that killed black men in minnesota and louisiana. in dallas, just two days after a former army reservist
shot and killed five police officers, the downtown police headquarters went on lockdown. a suspicious man was spotted in the police parking garage. the s.w.a.t. team searched the area but never found the man. this week's events exposed the racial divide that persists in america, but has sparked a national conversation. byron pitts has more on the talks so many are having. >> reporter: today in dallas, somber faces and outstretched hands. when they get home, they'll resume what black america has long referred to as "the talk." >> now we're telling them, just keep your hands where he can see them, no sudden movements. >> reporter: 15-year-old chris jr. getting an earful. he gets his driver's license soon. >> if i don't listen and understand, i could potentially
be one of those in the video. >> reporter: it's a talk laura has never had with her 23-year-old daughter kate because she never thought it was necessary. >> kind of lived in a bubble, you know what i mean? i don't know whether to be embarrassed about it or thankful for it. >> reporter: in the age of social media, the avalanche of disturbing images, that bubble burst for all americans, and a new kitchen table, facebook. >> dad, why are cops killing kits? >> reporter: the talk is about surviving. chris jr. has had to explain to his children why since they moved into a white neighborhood in dallas he's been pulled over three times. the taillight was out, but when i got home, the taillight wasn't out. >> that was byron pitts reporting. this picture of two little
kids is getting a lot of attention and warming hearts. scenes like these have been happening across the country. that and strangers walking up to police officers just to say thanks, and sometimes it's as simple as that. cecilia vega has the story from dallas. >> reporter: one after the next, so many people showing up. it's like they don't know where else to go. >> when you see this here, what comes to your mind? >> it's hurtful, it really is. it breaks my heart. >> reporter: what else can you do in times like these, but bow your head in prayer, hold your neighbor's hand. yet even in all this sadness and anger, there is this constant -- love is greater than hate. for every tear, a hug. and so much more. family just to say thank you, we appreciate all you do. roses in tennessee, lunch in
massachusetts. telling officers they didn't want them to feel dad. and little khloe diaz serving up lemonade and hugs for first responders. >> they save our country. that's why i give them that. >> it means the world to us. it shows us that everybody is here for us and we're here for them. >> reporter: and we're here for you, dallas. the nation is here for you. texas, here is an inspirational story of jail inmates who saved the life of a guard who had suffered an apparent heart attack. the inmates managed to break out of their holding cell and instead of trooiing to get away, they yelled and screamed for help. one inmate led the effort. >> why did you do that? >> it never crossed my mind not to. whether he's got a gun or badge,
if he falls down, i'm going to help him. >> paramedics used aeds to shock the man back to life. he is expected to be okay. a mexican politician has proof that el chapo guzman did not escape from prison. this shows him inside prison walls. rumors about his thirst escape spread quickly on social media. ifout're dreaming of taking that european vacation, book now if you want to save a bundle. last month's vote for the uk to leave the european union, fares have dropped up to 18%. the site says terrorism and the refugee crisis may also be to blame. the fares likely won't go down
anymore. a series of tweets overnight from ceo dorsey didn't come from him. the message said, we are testing your security. the hackers go by the name "our mind." they've also hit the google ceo and facebook ceo mark zuck zuckerberg. part of this pokemon game requires players to trek to certain spots. the lesson, make sure you're aware of your surroundings if you play this game. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 11:00, creating a make believe world takes a lot of work in the real world. next, meet the space where creators get to try out their newest tech.
office simply won't do. jonathan bloom got to tour the office in san diego. >> reporter: like any startup space, there are tables and laptops. >> we all fit the room with some sound proofing and human proofing, because in vr, you are blind to the world and sometimes you run into the wall. >> reporter: it's where they examine their creations. >> i can get up really close to this person. she's real. and she looks totally real. >> reporter: make no mistakes, they test that new social game. >> this is the center of the world. this is the eye of the storm, and these storms are going to be sizable. >> reporter: robert skoble is in residence here. he's labeled virtual and augmented reality the next big thing. >> every night, there's an event here, just this morning the chinese investors were here. >> reporter: of course, vr isn't
just for games. there are companies working on much more serious experiences that have nothing to do with entertainment. one can even cure arachnophobia. studies have shown it's just as effective in vr. >> a lot of people will lean back in their chairs as the spider get closer. >> reporter: another company wants to take you to space. sthz is our prototype satellite. we'll see it from space, just a whole other experience. >> it shows where people are looking inside of the vr experience. >> reporter: and a mixed reality studio. >> you have a controller, which is marking exactly where in space this is located. and then you have an actual camera. >> reporter: to make commercials and videos. the last time we saw him, he was wearing google glass. now he's waiting. >> in two or three years, i'll
be wearing something in my face. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, "abc7 news." take a look at this one inquisitive bear. a north carolina resident set up a critter cam to catch birds eating feed in his feeder. but this is what he saw, this bear trying to eat his bird food. as you can see, he goes to quite a few lengths to get to that snack. let's find out where the sun is going to be tomorrow. live doppler 7 hd showing you we have a quite day in terms of precipitation. but we have a little bit of patchy fog, not as widespread. a little bit and fremont and besides that, it's going to be very limited overnight tonight.
what you will notice, especially in the afternoon, the winds will be rather active. especially right along the coast. wouldn't be surprised if we have wind gusts over 35 miles per hour, likely between so and 25 miles per hour. what this wind will do is dry out our air and bring up sunshine for our sunday. 66 in san francisco. about 65 in half moon bay with afternoon sunshine. 77 in palo alto. 80 in san jose. 74 in oakland. 85 for fairfield and 82 for napa. accuweather seven-day forecast. breezy and temperatures continue to climb. eric, it looks like our warmest day is on thursday. low 80s around the bay. >> drew, thanks for the information. rick is here with sports. coming up, serena williams captures her 22nd grand slam singles title.
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after three rounds of the u.s. women's open, top ranked lidia coe has taken the lead. and this is the shot of the day. this is lopez's tee shot. it bounces, hits the fringe and rolls to the cup for a hole in one. not too shabby. coe sinks this 20 footer for birdie on three. she finished with another birdie on 18 to give her the outright
lead at 7 under par. it was top seed serena williams versus angela kirber at wimbledon today. among those watching, margaret court, who holds 24 major titles. williams controls the match. serena served up 13 aces and played well at the net. here a terrific volley. this was championship point. serena with the open court winner, scores were 7-5, 6-3. on her fourth try, williams wins her 22nd grand slam >> i had some sleepless nights, you know, coming so close, feeling it and not being able to get there. but my goal is to win at least a slam a year.
so it's getting down to the pressure. >> following her singles victory, serena teamed up with sister venus to capture the doubles title. they won 6-3, 6-4. that was championship point. it's their sixth wimbledon doubles title. the rockets barely made the playoffs last season, but that didn't stop them from signing james harden to a four-year, $118 million. the rockets now have him locked up until 2020. so he'll be making on average $29.5 million a season. he's criticized for his lack of defense, but the four-time all-star averaged 29 points and 7 assists per game last season. summer league action, luke walton's lakers were involved in a buzzer beater. time for de'angelo russell to take the inbounds and beat the
buzzer. lakers win it 70-69. with football season just around the corner, line backer navaro bowman is busy getting these kids ready at santa clara high school. players of all skill levels got tips from prep and college coaches and bowman himself. >> you know, give them that sense of, you know, i've been an nfl player, i'm having just as much fun as they are. hopefully they take away what i'm trying to give to them. just hard work is the way to do it. as long as they listen to the coaches, they'll be on the right track. at the quaker state 400 in kentucky, things were not just heating up on the track, somebody's truck caught on fire in the marking lot. man kenseth took the lead, but had to make a pit spot. that gave brad kaslokski
lead and he wins. track and field trains going on in eugene. the 110 meter hurdles was won by devin allen. he captured the race in 13.06 seconds. in the 200 meters, justin gatlin raced to victory, but it was close, winning by just 0.004 of a second. a the summer olympic games begin in rio august 5th. and this sports report has been brought to you by river rock casino. >> i was impressed. they were running at a rick clung pace there. >> how is a 41-year-old guy
winning? >> rick, thanks a lot. final check on the weather with drew tuma. >> we're tracking a really nice day for sunday. a little morning fog along the coast, but drier air works in and everybody sees sunshine in the average. mid 70s around the bay and 60s on the coast. >> drew, thank you very much. that's it for tonight. i'm eric thomas. "abc7 news" continues in the morning at 4:30. for rick and drew, i'm eric thomas. take it easy. have a good morning.
nd red line train... (man continues indistinctly on p.a.) (sighs) (indistinct conversations) they're fixing the green line at petworth. connecting red line trains are stuck waiting at fort totten, which puts the next train to shady grove about 20 seconds away. thank you. (man continues indistinctly on p.a.) (train horn honks) (train arriving) look at that. just like you predicted.