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>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking doppler hd. hi, lisa. >> smoke again this afternoon is going to be an issue. patchy fog throughout the morning >> the exploratorium camera, a little fog. 57. santa rosa and napa mid-50s. 58 livermore. your forecast then today calming for the sun to reveal itself. by noontime a little patchy
smoke around due to the transport winds and upper winds of the atmosphere from the south. looks like the sunnier day will be tomorrow but we are going to talk about a cool down, as well. chris. >> lisa, thank you a husband and wife duo who were supposed to be looking after an elderly woman instead the authorities say they covered her with a pillow, tied her up and ransacked her home. czar and antonio mapapalangi were arrested thursday. they describe the moments of terror inside her home. we have the new details. >> it's pretty frightening when you know you are almost going to die. i couldn't breathe. >> the 75-year-old doesn't want to be identified but she wants to share her story. she was stownd asleep in her home. >> somebody pulled a about pillow from under me and stuck the pillow over my face and another person tied up my hands. >> she said they demanded money
and ransacked the house when she told them there was no money. after an hour the house was quiet and she assumed they were gone. >> they tied me up with a pillowcase. i squeezed my hand through it and called 911. she suspected her live-in caretaker. she sort of recognized their muffled voices and they knew she had recently come into some money. the two were arrested on thursday. >> the investigators were able to recover some evidence so that helped solidified the ones arrested were the ones involved. >> the robbers didn't find cash but did take other items. >> i wanted to stay here for life. i hate to have someone else that is disabled and old being treated like that. >> she said trusting them was a mistake and she advises anyone in her situation to always get a background check on a caregiver. sheriff's office says the same.
in redwood city, abc7 news. this morning a convicted sex offender is in trouble again. this time he's accused of robbing two chevron stations in the south bay. the 30 year old reese stanley matches in both instances. it was the chevron on lincoln avenue in san jose and the same thing happened on southbound avenue in campbell. and police are warning parents about a virtual kidnapping scam. officers said a woman received a phone call thursday in which a hysterical woman screamed mom, please help me. a man got on the phone and demanded wiring money to mexico or the victim would day. the man wired some woman and then later found out her daughter was safe. the c da advises women not
to a travel to miami beach or perhaps all of miami-dade counties. we have the story. >> miami beach is bustling with tourists, and in some areas buzzing with zika virus-carrying mosquitoes. >> we are requesting additional support from the cdc. we've already gun increased spraying. >> a second outbreak of local zika cases in miami beach spurred the travel warning. pregnant where i am should avoid the area and perhaps all of miami-dade county. the focus is on a 1.5 square in mile area wherein expected mosquitoes are spreading the virus. >> i'm not planning on getting pregnant, but it's kind of scaringry. >> zika can cause severe is birth defects when the virus
infects them. >> this person is not concerned, but his wife is. >> my wife is a little paranoia about zika. >> the cdc warning includes the partners of pregnant women as the virus can be sexually transmitted. abc7 news. for the first time we are hearing from the family of a woman hit by a tree limb who will likely never walk again. 36-year-old woman was watching her daughters play at washington square park in san francisco last week when a 100-pound branch fell. she's undergone multiple surgeries. her husband said she's in a lot of the pain and recovery will be difficult. >> they showed me the picture of it. it was split in half. so scary and she is probably not going to walk and will have to go to rehab for a long, long time. >> he said medical bills are piling up.
family is receiving help from several nonprofits. this morning the last of the four u.s. jimmers involved in a scandal at the rio olympics is back home in the united states. jimmy left brazil last night, but now there is new finger pointing in the scandal. in an online apology. gunnar said his teammate, lochte, is the one who pulled the sign off the gas station bathroom after a night of drinking. ben said he never made a false statement to anyone. lochte posted his own apology online yesterday. this week the police are waiting for the on the other handers of a naked donald trump statue to come and clean it. it was removed from market yesterday morning. the glue caused an estimated $4,000 damage to the street >> and his lunning mate mike pence visited flood-damaged
yesterday. they pointed out that he was there and president obama wouldn't be until tuesday. trump moved on to a campaign stop in michigan. he told the crowd black americans would vote for him because they, quote, have nothing to lose. they said black americans are in poverty, have bad schools and have no jobs. >> and at the end of four years, i guarantee you that i will get over 95% of the african-american vote. i promise you. however, policy currently show only 2% of black voters support donald trump. hillary clinton tweeted that trump's comments about black americans were ignorant. she also called the louisiana governor and offered her support. the officials have asked them to stay a way from now because resources would be pulled away from relief efforts. and good news front pushes california with the blue cut
wildfire is 40% contained. these time-lapse videos show the fire on tuesday after it started. the fire remains at just over 37,000 acres. flames have destroyed 96 homes. several evacuations have been lifted. evacuations were also were also lifted for lake county. this is the clayton fire in a park in downtown lower lake. the park is now 75% contained and holding just under 4,000 acres. 189 homes have burned, as well as more than 100 other businesses and structures. police arrested an arsonist accused of starting the fire. 23 you have any trouble breathing, it could be because of the smoke from the lake county fire, as well as the fire from monterey it county making its way into the bay area. you see the orange haze from the fire. this is a sunset time-lapse photo captured on the east east
bay hills photo. they urge people only to call 911 if you see flames with smoke. let's take a look at last night's smoky sunset. this is sent in by a viewer in woodland. check out the orange sky here. thanks for sharing. use bc7 now,now on social media and you could see your photo here on abc7 news. lisa argen is tracking the forecast for us, as well as the air quality. >> chris, today looks to be a little hazy. tomorrow a different story. we will do it day-by-day, hour by hour. right now 50s in san francisco. not much in the way of fog. where he will talk about midday hazy conditions and a brighter, but cooler sunday. that's straight ahead. >> thank you. also ahead, scott peterson is a convicted murder sitting on death row. but he is a foreign spy?
>> here's an interesting story a turkish media outlet is making an outlandish claim about who was behind the cou in turkey last month. they said scott peterson was assigned to carry it out in turkey. he's on death row for the 2002 murder of his wife lacy and murder of their son. an expert on turkey called the report ridiculous. >> and a new poll say
californians strongly support two propositions on the ballot. 28% of those surveyed favored prop 63. if approved it would require background checks to buy ammo, buy large magazines and keep domestic abusers from buying guns. prop 64 would legalize marijuana use for those 21 and older. and mark zuckerberg is make gag on a promise to give back. he sold $95 million in facebook sock yesterday. it's a very small portion of owns. it's part ever of his promise to giveaway 99% of his wealth on causes that promote learning, curing disease, and building strong communities facebook is trying again to win over teenagers from snapchat. the menlo park company launched an app just for high-schooler and this one was actually
created by a teenager. it's called life stage. it uses a series of saveloy's where users can show off their faces. they can show off what what they like and dislike and who their friends, pets, girlfriends and boyfriends are. this weekend san francisco will be the center of the pokemon universe. nearly 1700 players from around the world are competing in a world champion tournament. as abc7 news reporter sergio quintana tells us, half a million dollars prize money is up for grabs. >> for those who do not know, the world of pokemon is much more than than a world of stuffed animals and crazy hats. there are two games on the game floor. one is played with tiny consoles. >> are you played the game? >> i'm playing the card game. >> they are among the 1700 people of all ages vying for the grand prize, a trophy,
scholarship or prize money. >> what do you get if you win. >> first place 10,000 bucks. >> no one will throw a tantrum here. >> even though it's competitive, the environment is not stressful. the prize is on the line burks it's an opening and welcoming community. >> this is, after all, a competition made on some of the cutest creatures of created. while hundreds are battling it out, others are waiting in line to give a nice big hug. reading and math are allhpart of the fun. reigning world champion said he's seen one 8-year-old he's met turn into a whiz. >> we used to work with her on reading and social skills and by the end of that year she had an invitation to play in the world championships. >> written or lose, they are simply having fun. in san francisco, sergio quintana, abc7 news.
>> he gets all the fun assignments. dogs took part in a graduation ceremony, along with their handler' canine academy in san francisco. the teams competed in 440 hour program that teaches intensive training. their handlers provide another valuable service. >> we've all been in situation you realize you are a little squared. i know i can appoint him and he will go help me and there won't be an ounce of fear in him. >> the highway patrol has nearly 60k9's deployed throughout the state. happening today, cinnimark is hosting a community day at all of their theaters. they are offering free family-friendly movies.
popcorn, sodas and packaged candy are two dollars each. money goes to is a movement that provides youth empowerment and youth programs. a massive tent has gone up near downtown san jose. it's hard to miss. it's 125 feet tall and covers an area the size of a football field. starting september 14th, the team that put on the show will stage a new theatrical experience. the show will feature a miss of acrobatics, art, technology and advance engineering. they provided the video to us. the tent is located near highway 87 near julian street. now a check with the full accuweather forecast with lisa argen. good morning. >> good morning. this onshore flow is allowing for cleaner air closer to the service. it's in the upper levels of the
atmosphere you are feeling and looking and maybe smelling some of the smoke once again today. here's a live look outside. you see pretty good visibility, despite the cloud cover. 57 san francisco. 60 oakland. 62 mountain view. 61 san jose, morgan hill. 55 half moon bay mid-50s. we are looking at the cool conditions, the low clouds and fog really being stubborn to clear the shoreline today. 50s in the north bay. 59 livermore. and 58 livermore and 59 in concord. we have some pretty comfortable temperatures, but the air quality slowly improved over the weekend. starting out with partly to mostly cloudy conditions. as we get a wind shift tomorrow, that's when we see the better air at the surface mix out in the upper levels of the atmosphere. we will get more northwesterly winds. right now we have the southwesterly winds that transports the smoke of the fires to the north. and with that the high pressure
is in the bay area and it will bring a cool down tomorrow into monday. temperatures have been running shy of normal throughout the past couple days. we take a look at tomorrow, notice high necessary the mid-80s for concord. plenty of 60s throughout the bay. 73 hayward. look what happens on tuesday. just a little bit of warming around the bay. we are in the mid-70s hayward, and by wednesday yes are looking at some 90s popping up. just some subtle changes day-to-day. actually, if you think it's been cool around the barracks you are right. in oakland, san francisco, even san jose, it's been a little shy of average. at our beaches partly sunny conditions today. we will have the fog pulled back by midday. 60 half moon bay, 70 santa cruz and monterey in the mid-60s. average high for you in san jose is 83. about 81 today. 79 in santa clara, 85 los gatos, cupertino 81. 60 half moon bay. looking upper 60s milbrae. and mountain view 78.
san francisco, just 64. we will call it partly cloudy for you. in the north bay, hazy around there. and 74 vallejo. same deal on the near east bay shoreline with 69 berkeley, 71 san leandro. although it's going-to-be mild, a bit hazy today. certainly in the diablo range, upper 80s with hazy conditions, 86 concord and 87 pleasanton. a new weather feature comes into play tomorrow that will clean out the atmosphere, cool us off. mid-70s around the bay. we will say below average into monday and then we warm up a little bit tuesday into wednesday. then after that another cool down. chris. >> sounds like a comfortable weekend. lisa, thank you. up next, they are checking out
>> when a loved one dice it can being challenging to wrap up their finances. an east bay family needed help. they turned to "7 on your side" michael finney for help. >> interim and gary of pleasant hill loved to read their east bay times every morning. >> i always clipped out the puzzles in the paper, in in the comics and the entertainment stuff. >> it's been a daily ritual for the last 38 years. just like his father before her. >> he read it every morning and he had to have his paper.
>> frank forbes kept reading, he even while losing his eyesight. >> he would have a big magnifying ball. >> when he died. >> i told them the situation and they told me what the repay would be. >> the newspaper promise add refund of $3125. but months went by and janet received nothing. >> i called to say, you know, was there a problem or anything, and they said, oh, you should have gotten it. >> jenna kept calling and even tried to contact the president of the publishing company. she said no one responded. >> my husband said i think we should go ahead and contact "7 on your side." >> we contacted the east bay times, and within two weeks janet got her dad's money back. >> i couldn't believe it. >> a spokesperson said the reap fund was originally sent to janet's father by mistake. the paper later voided that check and began a new refund process. somehow the refund was lost in
the shuffle. but as soon as we were made aware, we reissued the check. we are very sorry and want her to know how much we value our long time sub is scribers. janet appreciates her long time paper, too. >> "7 on your side" came through, just like i was hoping. >> if you prepay for a service, find out what happens if you decide to cancel or upon your death. in this case the newspaper said a refund was in order, and we thank them for send being it out. i'm michael finney, "7 on your side" a rare discovery has been made right here in the u.s. a team of paleontologists found this during a recent dig in montana. it's a massive skull of a t-rex weighing in at nearly 2500 pounds. they believe the fossil is nearly 66 million-year-old. it will be brought to seattle where it will be put on display at a museum.
there was a boat trip around the gallopgoes islands in ecuador. a turtle was tossed in the air. you zoo he it here. it happened in an orca eating area. since they don't eat turtles, they must have been playing with the animals. a chief with the fresno fire department posted these photos on facebook. it shows a rescue after a car and train collided. driver was rushed to the hospitals. and then they heard a women per. it was the man's dog. they found him trapped under the seat. they used the jaws of life to get him out. the little dog is recovering. the owner was unconscious during the rescue and he had no idea what happened until he woke up at the hospital does and was told his dog was okay. and abc7 news was at the zoo
when two lemu." s were at the zoo yesterday. they built a special enclosure for them. the space also shows off their funny walk. >> they will walk by a bounce. it's kind of comical but at the same time it's very, very graceful. >> the animals of native to madagascar. much more ahead. the airbnb renters who checked into their accommodations and couldn't believe what they found. and a permanent tribute to the man who left his heart in san francisco. how tony bennett 90s birthday
new this is abc7 news. >> thanks for joining us. i'm chris written. we are starting this half wear with a quick look at the weather. lisa argen is track being the conditions where you live. hi, lisa. >> hey, chris. web have a good dose of low fog and clouds. that's the good news. it's clearing out the lower levels of the atmosphere up to about 1800 feet. above that, that's where the smoke layer is. it's 62 mountain view, 61 san jose. so today is going to look a lot like yesterday. the low clouds and fog, they will peel back to the coast, who won't get much sunshine at the shoreline. but you will notice by 11:00 we have mostly sunny conditions. 60s in san francisco. near 70 in oakland. >> 81 san jose. then we are just about 90 inland. but the wind direction today is going-to-be transporting still some of the smoke northward. but tomorrow is a different story and we are going to cool down a bit. >> lisa, thank you. hang today, bay area police
officers will hand out new backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of bay area students. more than 400 elementary school students will get a new backpack for this year's school year. these are pictures front pushes last year. the event starts at 9:30 this morning at an elementary school >> an elementary school on summit drive is reopening doors to students this year. it shut down in the late 70s and eventually became a buddhist temple. the school district bought the building back in 2010. >> they tweeted these photos. there's a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning and classes start on wednesday. starting today hundreds of incoming freshmen at san jose state university are being assigned temporary housing because their accommodations around ready. 820 students were supposed to live at the new resident homes
seen here but the building won't be completed because of construction delays. in the mean sometime they will have to make due with dorms slated for demolition this fall. >> making sure we have cleaned all the rooms and common areas, doing everything we can to get the structures ready for the students and families. >> the university officials acknowledge the situation isn't ideal burks they say safety and security is their main concern as they finish the new residence hall. we have a story of another chapter in oakland's rental. >> the only common kitchen shared by 34 residents here. also in the kitchen, cockroaches. in the hall, and look at the
holes in the ceiling. last year new owners took over this three-story single occupancy building. there are now only 2 1/2 baskets opened. others were demolished, leaving many elder will i chinese immigrants here upset. they do not want to be identified. >> wait, wait. >> to go to the bathroom? >> yeah, and in the kitchen too. >> the whole building was rented to people who have no money to had rent. >> the conditions they say have prompted some to move out. representative for the new on the other hander said they have done a lot of good installing fire alarms and sprinklers. he said they intended to remodel the kitchen and bathrooms, only to be slowed down by the city's permitting process. >> and the inspectors, honestly, were not helpful in helping us speak a detroit the laundry list. a new inspector would come and a new list would get created. >> the work they did went way
over the scope of what the permits allowed. they know they had to submit new plans. they just haven't done it yet. >> the city attorney's office and another agency filed a lawsuit against the owners for harassment. the judge is now calling for the bathrooms and kitchen to be repaired immediately. in fact, some new temporary tenants she'd up, canadians, who rent add unit on airbnb for $70 a night. >> i have seen pictures and they said the common areas were dingy. they rented their room and tended to avoid the common areas. i'm leslie brinkley. abc7 news. >> knew this morning, president obama is encouraging americans to find your part ahead of the 100th anniversary of the national park service. this is video of yosemite national park. first lady michelle obama and farmer first laid laura bush are part of the celebration. the prez is focusing on his
commitment to build on conservation. >> we have to have the fore sight to do what it takes to protect our parks and protect our planet for generations to come because she's parks belong to all of us and they are worth celebrating. not just this year, but every year. today military families can access all national parks for free, and families where a fourth grader get a free pass. governor brown found -- signed a bill yesterday to permit lane splitting. it's when motorcyclists pass other vehicles by riding between them. in may the assembly voted to allow it with a 50 miles per hour speed limit but the senate watered down the bill before approving it this week marks the third shut down of bart service in the area between stations. this is video of the work
provided by bart. a free bus bridge is being provided to get passengers through the closer. bart warns the bus bridge could add an extra hour to your trip. continuing maintenance work is scheduled for four more weekends tonight the celebration of tony bennett's 90th birthday continues in san francisco. yesterday there was a big fanfare for the unveiling of a tony bennett statue on nob hill. vic lee was there. ♪ i left my heart in san francisco ♪ >> tony bennett first sang this song at the paramount in 1961. so it's fitting to have his likeness here. >> to officially declared to, august 19th, 2016, tony bennett day in san francisco! [applause] >> it was a typical summer day
in the city. but as the song goes, the fog may chill the air, but we don't care. hundreds lined up to see the public unveiling of the eight foot bronze statue of tony bennett, which stood behind a blue curtain. >> i saw it. >> the singer was at the studio for three days. >> in bennett is fantastic. did he sing for me? no. >> the city's chief of protocol reminded us the singer was always hear when we needed help. >> when they brought back the cable cars, he was here. when we wanted to tell people after the earthquake we didn't fall into the sea, he was here. >> finally, the unveiling. a birthday present for the singer who turned 90. and for once everyone sang for
him. ♪ happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ♪ [applause] >> it's beautiful. >> the greatest thing i have experienced. >> we all left our heart here. vic lee, abc7 news. >> still ahead on abc7 morning. an international space station astronaut kate ruben goes on the first spacewalk of her life. and first, here's a live look outside from our abc7 exploratorium camera at pier 15. it's partly cloudy out there this morning. lisa argen has the full accuweather forecast in just a few minutes.
>> good morning, everyone. time is 5:41. here's a live look outside from our emeryville camera. i never get tired of seeing this view. you see traffic moving just fine in both directions. we will have a check of the full accuweather forecast with lisa coming up. oakland's biggest festival returns this weekend. yesterday barbecue folks fired up their grills.
they cooked their meat overnight for heart and soul. they pit the best smokers and grillers against each other. it runs today and tomorrow hang of today the first of two days of the annual burlingame on the avenue summer festival. this is video from a previous festival. there will be carnival rides, artwork for sale and food and drinks from local food venders. entertainment includes glass, blue and funk bands. of the festival runs today and tomorrow from 10 to 6 in the historic burlingame avenue area for a check an what its going to feel like out there, lisa argen is tracking the forecast for us. lisa, we see the flag in this shot waving around a bit. >> that's right. the on-shore winds allowing for pretty good air quality across the bay area today. improving from yesterday. it will be better tomorrow. but we are going to feel a little cooler. i will explain in just a few minutes. >> thanks. hunter pence tries to help the giants take back first place in the n.l. west, but they needed a
>> welcome back a live look outside from our camera. both areas of the bridge moving quite well. we will get a full check of the forecast. lisa said temperatures are cooler than average this weekend, but still shaping up to be a pretty nice one. in sports, back here in the bay area, the giants will start for their third straight victory over the mets at at&t park. the first pitch at 1:05:00 p.m. last night they used clutch hit to go beat new york. mike shumann has the highlights in this morning's sports report.
good morning. well, the giants in an unfamiliar place in the standings, second in the national league west behind the dodgers. but l.a. lost to the reds last night and giants beat the mets so the g-men back on top. before the game they celebrated the 90th birthday of singer tony bennett. this one is crushed into mccover viola cove. it gives new york the 1-0 lead. and two runs, first coming in the third. rbi base hit tieing the game at 1. they gave up an rbi base hit. 2-1, g-men. next batter denard span. brings in panic again. they go on to 8-1 and day over first place in the national league west a's begin a three
game set facing the white sox. the team leading 31st home run of the season. tied for first in the majors. 3-0 a's. they go deep twice more in the fifth. steven vogt. it's home run derby day in chicago. both of them combine for six of the a's nine runs. he went the distance, striking him out. graveman allowed just two hits. a's win it 9-0. college football is upon us and our local heroes, the: bears, kickoff the entire season around the country next friday on espn facing hawaii down under in sidney, australia. a senior transferred to davis and came from texas tech. he's familiar with the offense, but his trip to australia will be a great bonding experience for the entire cal roster. >> it will be a great trip for
our guys. i think they will have an opportunity to spend a lot of time with each other and again to have an opportunity to bond and share unique experiences under unique circumstances. and that's always really important, especially for a young performer. >> we get to australia andnd yes are going to a brand new culture, brand new food, brand new environment. at the same time we are going there to win a ballgame and represent cal to the best of our ability and that's to win a ballgame and be great off the field as well as on the field. >> we will start together by playing for 16 hours. it will be fun to see how our team reacts to sitting down, feeling uneasy and -- >> being in australia, doing team activities together. being around and hanging out all the time in a different place, it will be a lot of fun. >> it should be a great trip. that's the way the ball bounces. i'm mike shumann. have a great day all right, shu. thank you. time now is 5:48. we are getting a check of the full accuweather forecast with
our meteorologist lisa argen. parts of the area dealing with haze from the smoke. when can we get relief? >> we are getting relief. san francisco from ground level to 1800 feet air quality is better than it is from 2,000 to 7,000 feet. tomorrow the entire atmosphere looks to be more cleaned out and we will get a better-looking sky. today no spare the air alert. low clouds and fog up to 1500 feet. we are still looking for the haze above the marine layer. you notice it this afternoon in the north bay, the peninsula and south bay. 62 san jose. it's 54 in morgan hill. good morning half moon bay, 535 for you. 57 in the city. and from the exploratorium camera, here's the way it looks. pretty gray outside with 57 santa rosa. 55 in petaluma. upper 50s for fairfield and concord. livermore checking in at 58 degrees. so numbers have been running a little shy of average. today really no different.
but it's all about the wind shift this time of year. not unusual to get upper level winds out of the southwest. it's exactly what we had yesterday, transporting the smoke to the north. so this morning we have partly to most arely cloudy skies. low fog and clouds aren't going anywhere. but the air quality slowly improves. you will see that certainly tomorrow and then into monday, as well. where he will get a gradual cooling trend, as well as the area of low pressure offshore and that will allow for the atmosphere to be more mixed out tomorrow. thunder storms have been prevalent in the southern sierra. we are looking depossibility of more thunderstorms today in the northern area. 85 lake tahoe. hazy conditions there. 79 los angeles, and thunderstorm activity will expand tomorrow in the sierra if you are headed that way. here's a look at san jose. it's been running a little cool. average high 83. today will be about 81. then here comes the cool down for sunday and and monday.
notice when we recover, not much of a recovery. just barely around average. so maybe you like the cool down. summer is winding down. but we still have warm numbers inland. how about 86 in concord, 89 antioch with 76 around the bay in-free mont. 72 for you in san mateo. >> 74 san rafael but 70 oakland. if you are headed into town for the mets-giants game, bring a jacket. low 60s 1:00. and once again it will be a bit on the hazy side in the city. the accuweather seven-day forecast. numbers ranging from the 60s at the coastline. not much sun. brighter tomorrow, better air quality through monday. but notice temperatures take a hit into the mid-80s, the low average inland. then we are getting warmer a little bit tuesday and wednesday. then the pattern gets cool again. chris. >> lisa, thank you so much. astronauts installed a new door on the international space station. one of the crew doing the work
was n.a.s.a.'s own kate ruben. she graduated from a school here and students looked up to her in more ways than one. laura anthony has the story. >> this is not just any astronaut out for a spacewalk, it's napa's own kate ruben, who took her first spacewalk 250 miles from earth. >> now a view from the helmet camera of kate ruben. >> among those watching is advanced science students at her alma mater, vintage high. >> napa is such a small town. she came from here and got pulled out of a pool of 3500 people of students. it's amazing. >> i keep telling them, kate ruben, it's so neat where she's come from. and it makes is it feel like it's possible for them. >> kathleen ruben said she was editor of the school paper in the 1990s and standout student.
but a teacher and principal admits he didn't see this coming. >> it shows you you can accomplish any dream. if you set your mind to it, you can do anything out there. >> earlier this month ruben talked to them via satellite from the space station. >> whether i was a kid i had a list of career goals and astronaut was one of them. >> they successfully installed a new dock port on the space station which some day could be used by commercial spacecraft. once she returns to earth, she plans to visit the students at vintage high in person. in napa, laura anthony, abc7 news. up next, joey chestnut back in action
nobody picked all six so tuesday night's jackpot goes up to $69 million. lots of excitement and enthused hadiam yesterday in san francisco's chinatown. hundreds of people waited for hours to buy exclusive merchandise at a three-day pop-up store. customers could not try on most of the merchandise, but many came out, spend being hundreds of dollars. happening today, the number one-rated eater in the world and south bay native joey chestnut will compete for a title. today is the second annual talk owe festival in san jose. he will try to beat the record of 103 tacos in eight minutes. he set a new record this year by devouring 70 dogs. the taco fest starts in morning
>> today we are looking at hazy conditions. tomorrow looks to be a better day with continuing air quality each and every day. san jose, 57 half moon bay. here's the golden gate bridge. the fog not bad. 58 concord. it's clear. and sfo we are looking at clouds. 50s and 60s by noontime. 80 inland. then we get kind of hazy out there. should reach around 90 inland with temperatures coming down at sunset. upper 50s shoreline to mid-80s inland. it's looking a little cool the next several days. i'll have the details coming up. chris. >> lisa, thank you. a husbanan