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♪ good afternoon. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama daetz. two people are dead and a third is in critical condition after a shooting and car fire in east oakland. it happened overnight on empire road. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live at police headquarters with the story. laura. >> reporter: police are releasing very few details only there was a double murder overnight in east oakland. they are not saying anything at this point about what happened before or after. >> so there were several shots, like in a row. one, two, three, four -- >> she didn't want her face shown but this resident heard the shots first and then saw a man running past her window.
>> and then a man came running down the middle of the street and he was dressed in clothing and on fire and the back of his head, the back of his clothing was on fire. >> reporter: and then there was this -- a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames with two victims inside. both pronounced dead at the scene. the third man, the one scene wounded and burning from the truck is live and in critical condition at an area hospital. >> obviously things around here, everybody knows how the city could be, the violence in the city is just -- it is paramount, it is overboard and we're all tired of it. >> reporter: the police won't say what led to the shooting and fire. we observed this marked as evidence about 20 yards from where the gutted truck was parked. a black stretch limousine and gas cap open with four red plastic gas cans lined up next to it. investigators won't confirm whether the fatal shooting and fire were related to what is appearing to be an effort to
siphon gas from the limo seen -- limousine. abc 7 news. sky 7 hd was over this home early today. a man was booked in custody this morning for the murder of his wife linda marie and her body was found yesterday. they are both 69 and live at a home on jail run lane and bail is set at a million dollars. a san jose family had quite a wake-up truck, a stolen pickup truck crashed into a home on rowley drive and prompted a shelter in place for the neighborhood. matt caller has the story. >> reporter: you think a pickup truck was the most dangerous thing to happen on the this road in piedmont. but it wasn't. here this. >> hear this huge volume of gas coming up and it is filled full of gas so we said let's get out
of the house quick and that is what we did ]. the homeowner didn't want to be on camera. he was the first to find the gas line was severed. they evacuated three homes and had another nearby residents shelter in place. >> gas and electricity makes me nervous but it is something that we train on and get familiar with but ultimately you don't know exactly where it has had an opportunity to get to. >> it took pg&e crews about an hour and 45 minutes to cap the leak. at that time, everyone was let back in their homes. as for the driver of the pickup -- he didn't stick around to talk with police. >> he kind of split. i couldn't catch up with him here. and then the police informed me the car was stolen or the truck was stolen. >> reporter: the homeowner has insurance. the biggest issue facing his family, getting that wall fixed and getting the gas turned back on. in san jose, matt keller, abc 7
news. sky 7 hd was above san leandro after this big rig jackknifed on 880. traffic called slowly after it hit the center divide near davis street at 11:45 this morning. as you could see, some debris landed on the southbound side of the freeway and tow truck crews had all lanes clear 45 minutes later. >> two oakland police officers were hurt when the cruiser was hit on patrol this morning at around 3:30 a.m. on 14th avenue and foothill boulevard. two officers and the driver of the other car were taken to the hospital for treatment and all have since been released. police are look for a tourist from china missing since late last month. the 19-year-old was last seen by his roommate at the best western hotel in beneesha on july 28th. police don't believe foul play was involved. the tour group he was part of left the united states on july 30th. police say the missing man speaks very little to no
english. sports news and it is not good. bruce bochy is in a hospital instead of getting ready for a game. he checked in for tests after feeling ill. they will keep an eye on the skipper overnight. they are in the middle of a long east coast trip and he expected to return to the team tomorrow. ron wotus will serve as the manager tonight against the marlins. and let's turn our attention to the weather and from our mt. tam cam, looking pleasant for a monday. >> beautiful and not too hot, not too cool. just right. spencer christian with the accuweather update. >> i agree with you. just right. it looks like it will remain just right for most of the week. a live look at live doppler 7 hd and it is clear along the coastline and the inland areas. patches of fog here and there along the coast but not very prominent. 24 hour temperature change shows a warm up. in most locations, 7 degrees, and five degrees warmer in napa
and looking at the current conditions at sutro tour 65 in san francisco. 71 in oakland. 74 in mountain view. 80 in san jose. and in the 60s in half moon bay. 90 at santa rosa. 78 napa, 81 petaluma, 89 in fairfield. an blue skies over the golden gate bridge. partly cloudy skies this evening. early tomorrow morning, a few coastal clouds but the day is off to a sunny start and by afternoon we'll see high temperatures in the low 90s inland and i'll show you how long the warm weather will last in minutes. >> thank you, spencer. and keep track of the changing weather conditions where you live with the abc 7 news app. download it for free and track live doppler 7 hd any time. evacuations are underway in the san bernardino national forest because of a fast-moving wildfire in the area. so-called pilot fire has grown to 4500 acres. it erupted yesterday.
about three dozen people were ordered out of homes. they are in the fire zone. this is burning in a remote area of the forest. north of the city of san bernardino. and that fire is only about 5% contained right now. in the north bay, firefighters are making progress on the so-called cold fire burning near the napa and yo lo county line. it charred 5700 acres and is now 70% contained. the cause is still under investigation. more than a thousand firefighters have been assigned to the blaze which tarted last tuesday. and there is good news in monterey county where the soberanes fire is now in the third week. evacuation orders have been lifted for the pallo colorado and princess camp areas. some residents are being allowed back into homes but being warned they may be asked to leave again. 57 homes have been destroyed. about 410 structures are still threatened. that fire has burned more than 60,000 acres. it is more than 94 square miles an the fire still 45% contained so they have a ways to go and
they blame an illegal campfire for starting the massive blame. the campers have not been found. [ chanting ] striking court workers spent the fourth day on the picket lines in san jose. they are waiting to hear back from the court system on the latest proposal. the union accused the county of spending too much to build a new courthouse. >> they have a $110 million deficit they are putting on the backs of the employees and the public by creating less services for the public and long lines, we just -- reduced hours. >> some business is still getting done at the court. a big part of the dispute centers on pay. court officials claim they can't afford the raises workers are demanding and workers are saying they need to work additional jobs to make ends meet. >> more mosquito fogging is scheduled in the south bay. we have a look at the san jose neighborhood affected.
fogging starts at 11:00 p.m. and will last for several hours and residents received notices on their doors about the fogging because of concerns over the west nile virus. crews have finished the massive clean-up at golden gate park after this weekend's successful outsidelands festival. some of the fun people had at the fields. this is how it looked this morning. clean-up crews didn't waste any time making sure it got back to normal. the megaconcert was mostly peaceful, unlike some previous years. we tried to call delta and they said we would have a three hour hold. >> and delta still trying to get back on track after a computer glitch grounded hundreds of flights. the simulated training underway in the south bay, how it could help officers deescalate situations before it is too late. and a birthday like no other. for a young boy with autism who
said all he wanted for his birthday was just some friends. and checking our traffic on this monday in san francisco, looking at the skyway, it is slow moving in both directions on the left-hand side, trying to get on to the lower deck of the bridge and on the east side heading toward the peninsula and moving
flighting worldwide. >> the problem has been fixed but now you have thousands of passengers all over the place left playing catch-up. 450 flights were canceled. >> only a handful here in the bay area were impacted. all were delays. no cancellations. elizabeth hur looks at what was behind the problem. >> reporter: delta flights are resuming, but frustration still mounting for travelers from around the world, from new york to d.c., chicago, germany and london, take a look at these long lines at airports and the stranded passengers blowing up social media and venting and wondering what was going on. >> no indications. i tried to call delta and they told me i had a three-hour hold. >> i asked them what time does the flight start boarding and he told me to get in check because they have some problem with the system. they think the plane leaves at 8:00 but they couldn't tell me what time. >> according to delta, a global computer outage at 2:30 this
morning meant every flight not already in the air could not take off. a passenger in sacramento sharing with abc news how the pilot explained the situation. >> back in our operations control center in atlanta, a huge room, the center of the whole operation, now they're computers are down and if you try to get rebooked and call dime desk, it looks like everybody is in the same boat. >> and just before 9:00 a.m. the computer system came back online. but the damage already done. >> at this time, departmenta is not saying exactly what caused their system to go down but they are waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule flights through friday. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. passengers aboard a grounded delta flight from hawaii to l.a., they were treated to surprise pizza late sunday night. sean carson from new york tweeted a picture of the ground support staff at kona international airport handing
out pizza to passengers waiting on board for more than two hours. passengers say the pilot bought the pizza. >> well southwest airlines flight attendants walked picket lines at nine airports nationwide, including oakland international. sky 7 hd was overhead today as the flight attendants took part in informational pickets in front of terminal two. they are locked in an ongoing labor dispute with the airline. they claim working conditions are deterioratindeteriorating. in a statement it said we continue to make progress in our discussions at the contract negotiating table and we look forward to continuing that progress in our ongoing negotiations later this week. walmart will buy the delivery service note as jet.com for $3 billion in wash. the e-commerce site is a rival to amazon. analysts see the move as a way for walmart to reinvigorate growth of online shopping business which has slowed in
recent quarters and position walmart to better compete with amazon. it specialized in bulk orders. for the first time, the san jose police department opened doors to media today to show how its training officers in deescalation opss instead -- options instead of using deadly force. and david is live at the police headquarters with an in side look. david? >> reporter: it is not easy. you know, the proliferation of body cams and cell phone cameras have put pressure on the police officers. deadly force could cause a tremendous outcry. but behind the scenes, there is a tremendous effort going into teaching deescalation tactics. every recruit goes through it. so does sworn officers on an annual basis. it is called force option simulator training. >> settle down. let me see your hands. show me your hands.
>> reporter: the goal is to prevent the use of deadly force by attempting to deescalate a confrontation between a person and an officer. >> they might have time to create distance and start thinking about whether they could deescalate the situation. >> reporter: part of the training is done in a classroom. jason dwyer invited media to go over case law and department policy and watch videos, including an incident you may recall seeing of a uc davis officer pepper spraying some which was criticized as deadly force. officers need to make critical decisions under pressure and stress. >> they are thinking about giving some distance and utilizing obstacles between themselves and the suspect and talking to them and minimalizing the reliance on force. >> and they strapped it around my waist and put me in the simulator who suddenly pulled
out a gun. >> what did you do when you saw that? >> the chief hopes they will see that they do not want to use force. >> it is equally important for the community to understand what our officers go in day in and day out and that is the transparency and understanding each other building that trust. >> david louie, abc 7 news. a san francisco police led a fundraising campaign to buy school supplies for underserved children. sergeant matt freedman found out many didn't have proper supplies. in may he started raising money to help them out. the sergeant raised $3,000, good for hundreds of backpacks. the mayor ed lee also chipped in and he was at the housing complex to help hand out the backpacks. there was even enough money for a ping pong table for the community center. the school year begins next monday in san francisco. >> great job by sergeant
freedman but if the school year is about to start and that means summer is almost over and i don't want sum to-- summer to b. >> especially with the way it is right now. it is gorgeous. looking good for now. a live look at live doppler 7 hd. blue skies across the bay area and most of the coastline is clear and some areas of fog near the coast north of the golden gate. right now the temperature range is from about 61 degrees at half moon bay to 65 here in san francisco to 93 over in antioch. that is our hot spot. this is the view i have here on the rooftop of abc 7 looking over the bay under blue skies the forecast features, patchy coastal fog overnight but it won't last long. mild to warm days over the next few days. with the warming trend that we're in right now peaking toward the end of the week. overnight look for mainly clear skies except for coastal fog from half moon bay southward and lows from low 50s in the north bay to mid-50s elsewhere.
and this is the forecast iteration starting at 5:00 this afternoon, not much coastal fog will develop will be mainly to the south and at 5:00 a.m., the day gets off to a mostly sunny start. and by 4:00 p.m. it is still sunny, coast to inland. the high temperature trend over the next few days, pretty warm. warmer day tomorrow with highs in the low 90s. a slight different temperature occur on wednesday but only by just a couple of degrees and that pattern remains steady through thursday before we get warmer weather toward the end of the week. highs in the south bay tomorrow range from 79 at santa clara to 81 at san jose and 85 at morgan hill. on the peninsula, 72 san mateo. and 78 in mountain view. 62 to 64 degrees tomorrow and high of 69 expected downtown san francisco tomorrow. up in the north bay, highs of 88 in santa rosa. 81 in san rafael. 83 in sonoma. berkeley 73. oakland 74. 76 at newark. 78 at fremont and the inland east bay with highs in the upper
80 toss low 90s, about 89 at livermore and 90 at concord and 91 fairfield and 92 at antioch. excuse me. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. so we'll have a nice, steady pattern of seasonal summer-like highs from now through next monday. the warmest days look like friday and saturday with highs in the mid-90s and highs up to 80 on the coast and low to mid -- up to 80 around the bay and low to mid-60s on the coast. either way it is nice weather all the way through the forecast period. >> thank you, spenner. well, coming up next, the race to have dolphins stranded on a beach. and you remember this selfie? do you remember this guy? >> hard to forget. >> i does have a recognizable face. he is back in the news. a new person has come out to support the monkey side of the selfie story. and taking a live look at the traffic in san jose, 101 southbound backed up as usual
this is great. an 11-year-old boy with autism is overwhelmed after the weekend of his life. hundreds of birthday cards, letters and gives were pouring in for ryan fritzinger, he is a resident of big bear lake and his wish for so many years is to have some friends. his parents asked kabc do make ryan's dream come true and they did a story on him and this past saturday strangers came if by the droves to support him. >> and we saw the broadcast about him not having many people at his birthday party and so we drove from palm springs. >> i jumped on the opportunity to bring up a present and attend the party here today.
>> how awesome is this? his mom said this is the happiest that she has seen him in years. look, the star wars characters. >> that is awesome. some rescuers save some stranded dolphins over the weekend in cape cod. they raced to help the dolphins. at one point there were ten dolphins stranded in shallow water. several were able to refloat back into open water but two grounded themselves to the point where intervention was necessary. beachgoers called for help. >> a lot of pop think i have to push the dolphin back into the water because they can't breathe but they are mammals, they could breathe outside of the water, that is not the issue. it is something like sun burn, which because of their skin could really affect them quickly. >> the fund rescued eight dolphins and all are expected to be okay. do you remember the monkey selves that sparked a copy right
infringement case in san francisco. it was taken at an indoneesh an reserve and those who own the camera are fighting over who has the rights to them and now a renowned prime atologist has filed a report in support of pita saying he believes the monkey was capable of understanding what he was doing when he pushed the button on the camera. for those folks who are out at the aloha festival this weekend, i will tell you, he takes better selfies than i do. he has better lighting and better at it. >> he was pretty on point. >> will say. abc 7 news at 4:00 will say. the growing battle over pokemon and why so many people are upset about the poke stops. and police in san francisco investigate the death of a college student who was shot in the back playing the game near fisherman's wharf. and new rules for
investigators say the wife died from blunt force trauma to the head and the husband is being held on a million dollars bond. melanie woodrow tweeted a picture of the candy at a quinceanera that sent 19 people to the hospital this weekend. it was laced with thc, the active ingredient in marijuana. coming up at 5:00, we talk to a person at the party about what happened. >> and laura anthony tweeting a photo showing a burned-out truck being hauled in as evidence of a homicide investigation after two people were found shot and killed inside of the truck. a man on fire was seen running away and he is alive but in critical condition. and hundreds of delta flights across the u.s. were canceled today because of a computer outage. world news tweeted that flight activity has resumed. at 5:00, seven on your side michael finney has details on what to do if you are stranded or impacted by the outage. police are searching for someone who shot and kill aid young man as he played pokemon go on saturday night near
aquatic park. leslie is live with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the problem is there are no surveillance cameras at all on these national park grounds here along the water front. you add to that no apparent motive and you could understand why investigators are frustrated as they try to solve this murder. this is where 20-year-old calvin reilly was gunned down in san francisco's aquatic park on saturday night between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. and ahe played pokemon go with friends. he was shot in the back. the shooter ran away. nothing was stolen. u.s. park police are heading up the investigation but they -- they have little to go on. >> we don't have any cameras on the park. had it been on a city street a few blocks up, it might have been a different story. >> but here you've got little to work with right now? >> correct. >> reporter: police are desperate for photos or video
the public could share with them from saturday night. a car or person in the background of the shots could provide clues. calvin reilly just graduated from serra high school a year ago. it is a tight-knit all boys catholic high school and they are working with the family to plan a memorial this week. >> calvin was a lovely young man and loved by students and teachers and a solid student. it is hard to wrap your brain around it. people are struggling to make sense of it. >> a cal reilly funeral fund is het up and it is leaving many in disbelief on someone who was relaxing in san francisco lost their life for no apparent reason. i'm leslie brinkley. abc 7 news. >> it is so sad and hard to understand. and a go fund me page has been set up to pay for the funeral. it is has skeded the $40,000 goal and they are up to $46,000.
if would you like to help, we have a link on our website at abc7news.com. relatives of 100 people killed in a 2009 nightclub fire are upset the site is a stop in pokemon go. the site in west warrick is surrounded by a fence while a memorial is built. survivorors are calling it outrage outs and asking for it to be removed. and those have been removed from the atomic bomb location and in washington and other sites. an investigation is underway after a young boy was killed in a water slide accident. the 10-year-old was ride what is the world's tallest water slide in kansas city and something went wrong. the park is closed as we learn more about safety concerns. elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: a popular water park in kansas city evacuated and shut down after a 10-year-old boy dies while riding the world's tallest water slide. the boy's father, kansas state
representative scott schwab, saying since the day caleb was born, he brought abundant joy to our family. we are comforted knowing that he believed in our savior jesus and they are forever together now and we will be together some day. >> and i think the harness on the front of the slide was not working all day long. >> reporter: for now park officials are not explaining what could have gone wrong but said all rides are inspected daily. >> our rides are inspected by an outside party when the season starts. >> the ride is german for insane and taller than the statue of liberty and tubers drop 17 stories in just seconds. this tragedy is a first for the ride. but two years ago the ride's opening was delayed at least three times after video of the safety checks showed sandbag dummies flying off, prompting changes, including adding seat
belts and safety knitting. when the ride opened, sliders had to be 14 years old. that has since changed. >> the question is, is the ride is safe. if there are changes that need to be made. i'm sure this park will be looking closely at that. >> reporter: and we are learning the park has decided to keep the ride closed indefinitely pending a full investigation. elizabeth hur, abc 7 news. new york. the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in texas last week didn't see the power lines ahead of him. according to cnn, the pilot was trying to descend in a break in the clouds south of austin and believed to have struck a set of power lines setting the balloon on fire and the crash killed all 16 people on board making it the deadliest hot air balloon crash in history. the emperor of japan may want to step down because of his age. in a rare video message to the public, the emperor is not sure whether he could perform his
duties as gets older. he is 82 years old. he did not ab dick ate and he's been the head of japan since 1989 and he has two sons. it appears a legal challenge over a north carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples may go forward. there was a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by couples. the judge didn't rule immediately but said he won't let republican legislative leaders be added to the suit as defendants. and donald trump sticking to a script, his plan to boost jobs, and the third party candidate who is getting some support from republicans. and i'm michael finney. ask finney is coming up. i'll still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. post them with the hashtag ask finney and i'll answer questions here live in just a few minutes. i'm spencer christian from the east bay hills camera, check
out this view. hardly a cloud to be seen on a warm sunny day and we have more days like this coming our way. i'm have the accuweather forecast coming up. and checking the san mateo bridge traffic and heavier on the eastbound traffic heading toward 880 and perhaps -- >> hayward. >> there you go. that will work. if you are heading toward the peninsula and that side of the bay, you are looking better. that is the traffic on your right side
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no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. on the campaign trail, it turned toward the economy. trump delivers a major speech on his plan to boost jobs an cut taxes. that aled of the hillary clinton economic speech expected later this week. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: a disciplined trump shifting gears. >> i want to jump start america. >> reporter: the nominee unveiling his economic vision in detroit. mostly focusing on tax cuts. >> these reforms will offer the
biggest tax revolution since the reagan tax reform. >> reporter: his speech interrupted more than a dozen times by protesters. but he didn't take the bait. instead, sticking to script. we will build the next generation of roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, sea ports and airports -- >> reporter: but there were few details on how he would do all of that and no mention of spending cuts. hillary clinton campaigning "today" in battleground florida. >> we are not interested in economic plans that only help the top 1%. it is time we helped everybody else in america get ahead and stay ahead. >> reporter: her post-convention bounce continues. she's up eight points in the abc news and washington post poll and her support among women at the highest level yet. two-thirds of americans say trump has the wrong temperament to be president and many say he
is unqualified and untrustworthy and that adds up to a new push by some republicans to get another candidate. evan mcmullin, a congressional staffer, announcing he is running as an independent third party candidate. and another sign of revolt in the gop. 50 of the top republican national security officials, many of whom work in the george w. bush administration, signed a letter saying donald trump lacks the character and values and experience to be president. they say he'll put the nation's security at risk. karen traverse, abc news, washington. a little bit more about evan mcmullin. it is an investment banker from san francisco and on twitter he posted it is never too late to do the right thing. he worked for the cia and the chief policy director of the house republican conference from 2010 to 2013 he was an investment banking associate at goldman sacks in san francisco but getting in the ballot in all
50 states is difficult at this point. it is time to check on our weather as wep begin this workweek. >> spencer christian is here. and it is just beautiful right now. >> it certainly it. it looks like it will remain this day throughout the entire week. so we have a week's worth of gorgeous summer weather without any extremes coming our way. here is live doppler 7 hd. right now extremely sunny weather everywhere except patchy coastal fog north of the golden gate. tomorrow, statewide, sunny in the interior sections of the state and highs of 97 in fresno and 106 in palm springs and 105 in chico. in the bay area tomorrow, look for high temperatures. let me give you santa rosa week ahead. this is indicative of the high temperature trend in inland areas over the next week. a high of 88 tomorrow in santa rosa. temperatures drop off a few degrees on wednesday, thursday and friday and bounce back up to mid-80s on saturday, sunday and monday and that is what most of our inland areas will see as a trend over the next seven days. for tomorrow, high temperatures
of 69 in san francisco. 92 in ae-- antioch. 89 in livermore. and the inland is the warmest area and that is the pattern for the remainder of the week. larry and ama. >> thank you, spencer. still ahead, bill olympic names were back -- big olympic names were back in action today. >> and george castanza, a well-known double dinner and even scientists say that is a bad thing. >> i'm michael finney. can a car dealership ask for your social security numb
some of the biggest stars in the u.s. sports are in action today at the rio olympics. >> same own last night -- simone last night was unbelievable. michael phelps back in the pool today and so was missy franklin. we are in brazil with more. >> reporter: michael phelps got back in the pool just 14 hours after winning his first medal of the rio olympics, qualifying for the semi-finals in his signature
event, the 200 meter butterfly. but the best swimmer in history was less than happy with his time saying he was sore from last night's relay. broke out star katie ledecky was back in the medal hunt qualifying in 2900 meter-free style alongside with missy frankly. making her re a debut. the men's gymnastics look to win the illusive medal, battling japan and russia on the podium. and the first woman to compete in a hijab made it to the round of 16 before losing her bout there. and action is picking up on the diving platforms. bodia hoped to medal after earning a bronze in london. and women great spain 103-63 in ball. and rowing canceled competition this week. the team of eight was in front
of the crowd. the two time champs won the qualifying heat. jim ryan, abc news, rio de janeiro. time now for ask finney. it is seven on your side's michael finney here answering questions sent in by facebook, twitter and e-mail. and juggle m. e-mails i lost a job and defaulted on my credit cards, 2011, there is a statute of limitations for creditors to contact me. >> almost. there is a statue of limitations on winning a court case and suing you and getting the money from you. they have four years to take you to court. if they don't do that they can't use the court to collect the money which means they don't have any legal way to collect the money. however you still owe it so they could keep calling you and aski asking for it and it will stay on your credit report for seven years. >> kevin l. said when my amazon prime membership automatically renews showed the account shows the renewal is $299 but it is
submitted to my credit card in the amount of $325.16, amazon says. is it okay to qualify for this. >> and the state of california said well we are going to tax that because you are prepaying doesn't mean we won't tax you for it and what you are prepaying for with prime is the free delivery and reduced cost delivery. i know a lot of you are thinking $299 i thousand it was only $99 and you are prime amazon prime is $99. but amazon prime fresh is $299 and it adds additional services, including free delivery for groceries and items you use around the house. >> okay. >> i'm so confused. >> larry is not big on that. i don't know. i'm not an online guy. there is my dinosaur flying by. diane from santa rosa said when purchasing a new vehicle and
paying by personal check do you have to give the dealer your social security number. >> you better believe it. the federal government is all over dealerships about this. ten or 15 years ago a dealership here in the bay area got in big trouble for that. they want the social security number for any transaction over $10,000. and that is because they want to keep track of money laundering. that is when you buy anything. when you show up with cash or writing a check for more than $10,000, they need your social security number. that is why. >> thank you, michael. to a surprising new look at fertility. medical experts believed that women who had their tonsils or appendix removes had a lower chance for pregnancy but the opposite may be true. in a workout of half a million women the pregnancy rate for those with appendix taken out was 54% and 53% for those who had tonsils removed. women with both remove hd a 59% pregnancy rate. woman who hadn't had either had a lower pregnancy rate of 44%. researchers aren't exactly sure
what is behind the link. in the wellness report, it is about to get harder for teenagers to vape. >> and it is officially not okay to double dip your food. here is jane king. >> new federal regulations for electronic cigarettes go into effect today. requiring greater scrutiny of the products making it more difficult for minors to vape. the food and drug administration have to approve i cigarette products available since february of 2007 so that means nearly every product on the market. they must go through an application process to deem whether it could continue to be sold. and many of the u.s. olympic athletes with red circles on their bodies. it is from cupping. an ancient technique that is supposed to increase energy flow. the athletes swear by it but sports medicine experts say there is little evidence to show is it improves performance. and science confirms it is not okay to double dip your food. the journal of food safety shows bacteria in dips increases after
someone bit into a food and then proceeded to double dib. now etiquette experts recommend spooning on to your place to avoid double dipping. and warning about skin care products that could contain mercury. and many komts -- cosmetics as anti-aging or skin lightening do contain mercury. and the fda said the label will say coloroid or mercury and you should stop using the product immediately. >> and you could learn more about cupping coming up at 5:30 on world news tonight here on abc 7. a california state senator is asking for federal help to fund research on the stop of the spread of the zika virus. this request comes after two babies were born in california with microcephaly. that is a birth defect believed to be caused by zika infection. >> this is a public health
emergency. and that this should go beyond partisanship and should be about addressing a problem. >> senator pan is also a pediatrician. so far no legislation is in the works to address zika research in the state of california. abc 7 news at 4:00 does continue. golfers are lining up their last shot at a popular east bay golf course. why the ranches is closing up after more than 16 years. and right now crinnen is here with what is coming up at 5:00. >> coming up next -- >> they are telling me that they didn't even check her i.d. >> the guest no one wants. a bay area homeowner experienced an air bnb guest and what they were doing. and the most powerful men on the planet. these stories and more when dan and i join you for abc 7 news at
coming up in prime time at k 8:00, bachelor in paradise and followed by mistresses and abc 7 news at 11:00. california's drought is having big effect on bay area golfers. the roddy ranch golf club in antioch where the regulars will need an ub expected deadline if they want to play the course again. they are planning on closing this thursday. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman is live with an explanation. wayne? >> reporter: the reactions here are shocked and disbelief and grief. this golf course behind me. it is award winning and 16 years old and a loyal clientele and a waiting list for people that want to play it every day and it also has a water problem. $6,000 a year to keep it irrigated and that is why they are closing it. if you look only at the parking
lot, it has all of the signs of a thriving business, a golf business based on the license plates and frames. but all is not well at the roddy ranch golf club in antioch as it enters the end days. >> it is sad. i get emotional. >> mark davis came from san jose for one last round. last week the course announced it is closing because it could not afford the $600,000 a year water bill. the one lush fairways now have almost as much dirt as grass. not an ideal playing surface. mark of touchstone golf will be handling the lock-up. >> i think we would just say where the expense associated with irrigating the golf course is too much for it to be financially feasible as a business moving forward. >> reporter: the course opened 16 years ago on a ranch land owned by former cowboy champion jack roddy who spoke with us off camera today. he is disappointed, especially for 30 employees who must look for work and among them
assistant promike clue. >> some of us land on our feet but i pray everyone gets a job. >> no word what will happen after the ranch closed and the rest of the course goes to seed but one thing is certain, that golfers who called this home will feel lost for a while. >> all of the people that have been coming up here and the friendships i've made in 15 years, it is sad. we are like a big family up here. >> wayne freedman, abc 7 news. friday's yankee home game against the rays turning out to be a very big deal suddenly. that is because tickets nor alex rodriguez's final game of his 20 -- or 22-year career have spiked about 500%. the online ticket price said the average price to get into yankee stadium is now $456. he was once considered one of the best players in the game. he will also be respiratory remembered for his scandals as well.
suspended in 2014 for using performance-enhancing drugs. thanks for joining us at 4:00. i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5 begins right now with dan and kristen. >> the place is destroyed. >> this is just the bathroom. from rental to ruin. a cautionary tale for anyone who used air bnb. a story only on abc news. and what looks like candy definitely is not. more than a dozen kids ate it and got horribly sick. >> paramedics looked at them and said we have to treat them right away. and the training video that many hope will help create credibility in san jose. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. summer warmth in the forecast this week. i'll show you the hot shots coming up. a bay area woman is left to deal with a massive clean-up at her home.
she said a guest trashed it after renting it out on the popular home sharing site air bnb. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen zse. you could imagine how upset this homeowner is and even more shocking she claims evidence suggests the guest was a sex partner and shooting porn. and cornell has what you will only see on abc 7 news. >> if it sounds like a horror story, it is right. this homeowner was hoping to make extra cash and got some big surprises and a big disaster instead. sarah posted this video on facebook showing a huge mess. extensive water damage to her peninsula home after a renter she found on air bnb left the bathtub running. >> there was water pouring from the second floor to the first floor. >> reporter: she believes it was an accident but damage estimates now top $10,000. >> the place is destroyed. >> reporter: she said air bnb
was slow to respond when she called to report the damage. but worse -- >> i realized that i didn't know who the person in my house was -- >> reporter: the woman representing the room said she was a real estate agent but things did not add up. >> as the pieces kind of fell into place, that -- that she was more than likely using my bathroom as a business to take photos of herself. >> reporter: she believes her guest was a sox worker who left behind sex toys and installed extra lighting in the bathroom. aalso left behind this handwritten shot sheet, too x rated to show of sexy pictures she was possibly planning to take. >> i gave my key to somebody who air bnb didn't even check their identification. >>? a statement air bnb said we have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior and have removed this guest from our platform. and they are offer safeguards.