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integrity and trust matter. >> tough talk from california treasurer john chiang. the state is now suspending millions in business with wells fargo amid the banking scandal. good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm larry biel. >> it's all about sending a message here. aches 7 news reporter carolyn tiler with a closer look at what the state is doing. carolyn? >> reporter: well, larry, in addition to the sanctions which begin immediately, the state treasurer is also calling on the bank ceo john stumpf to resign. he says the ceo's testimony last week on capitol hill was
disheartening. >> sometimes enough is enough. >> reporter: california treasurer john chung is accusing wells fargo of wanton greed for opening over 2 million fake bank accounts for customers. as punishment for one year, the state will no longer use wells fargo for buying investments or underwriting bonds and will not invest in the bank's securities. >> how can my office continue to entrust the public's money to an organization which has shown such little regard for legions of californians to have placed their financial well-being in its care? >> reporter: state officials say the impact could be $500 million or more. chung thinks it will also be a blow to the san francisco-based bank's reputation. >> if they have to get down to their knees maybe a little again next, a little prayer would help them. >> reporter: wells released a statement saying in part we certainly understand the concerns that have been raised. we are very sorry and take full responsibility for the incidents
in our retail bank. customers praised the state's action. >> corporations need to be held accountable. >> it's horrible that they would even do that to any of their customers. >> reporter: if wells fargo doesn't clean up its act chung says the state's break-up with the bank could become permanent. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> you can see the letter from the state treasurer and a look at the time line of the account scandal on the abc 7 news app. download the app and enable push alerts to get the latest developments and breaking news on your phone any time. >> well, it has been a gut-wrenching three days for families affected by the loma fire which is burning in the santa cruz mountains that. fire has now burned more than 2,200 acres. it's only 10% contained. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen joins us live with more from morgan hill with the very latest on this fire. chris? >> reporter: we just spoke to they estimate more than 1,500 personnel are currently on the ground fighting the loma fire.
if you take a look behind me, you can see some of the smoke out there and although containment is up over the last 24 hours, the fire itself did spread, and neighbors are doing what they can to support each other. at the first rate coffee house in gilroy owner connie thomas can't think firefighters enough for their service. >> everybody wants to get together and, you know, do their part. >> reporter: thomas is part of a volunteer group that's trying to help some of the families who is have been evacuated even offering something as simple as a complementary cup of coffee in their time of need. >> i just wanted to do what i thought i would want so just donating some coffee and some breakfast, you know, and just letting them know, you know, we're going to pray for snow up in the santa cruz mountains temperatures on fire lines are eight degrees cooler today as compared to yesterday. crews with cal fire will take whatever relief they can get. >> the drought has affect all this vegetation. it is so dry that it's just like a tinder box up in there. >> reporter: firefighters are currently work around the clock shifts with personnel from
throughout the state this. view from sky 7 shows some of the tricky terrain on loma prieta that crews are dealing with. >> they are having access issues to get equipment in. would you think that you could dry a dozer in and make a road. it's not that simple. there are certain areas a dozer cannot work so that's where we bring in the hand crews. >> and as firefighters continue pressing on, evacuees are counting their blessings. >> reporter: just a restless night worrying about whether or not you still have a house to go back, to you know. i mean, my heart was hurting. i know my husband's heart was hurting. >> many so grateful they made it out alive. >> reporter: and we expect to get another update from cal fire later tonight. so far the fire has burned at least 2,200 acres. containment is currently at 10% with more crews expected to arrive in the coming days. we're live in morgan him i'm chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> thank you, chris. at least one south bay school district is being proactive when it comes to smoke from the fire. san jose unified school district
is recommending principals keep its students indoors during pe class, recess and lunchtime. >> we've got some changing weather which is good news and bad news for firefighters. >> really is. spencer christian is here with a look at what's going on. >> starting with the good news. live doppler 7 shows the cooling fog is back at the coast and the dropping temperatures hurting the fire fighting effort. let me take you down to the area of the loma fire. good news. temperatures are dropping and it's much cooler than it was when the fire strikes. humidity rising up to 31% right now. the challenging news is winds are occasionally gusty up to 10 miles per hour right now and the gusts do make the fire fighting effort a bit more difficult. as we take a look at the temperature trend for the week ahead in the area of the loma fire, it's going to continue cooling down over the weekend. sunday will be quite cool with a high of only 61 degrees. that, of course, is very helpful to the fire fighting effort and it's cooling down. notice the 24-hour temperature
change. 17 degrees cooler than at this hour yesterday. both san jose and oakland and much cooler in every other location as well. keep up with all the changes and hit the latest updates and advisories and alerts with the abc 7 news app and i'll have a little bit more later. ama? >> spencer, thank you. crews fighting the sawmill fire are making progress. cal fire reports the fire is now 85% contained, up from 75% early this morning the fire has burned 1,500 acres since it broke out sunday morning ten miles east of cloverda cloverdale. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> now to petaluma where a grass fire ripped through a neighborhood yesterday afternoon. we brought you extensive live coverage on the news at 4:00 and today people are picking through the ashes. abc 7 news reporter amy hollifield talked with some. residents. >> reporter: with heavy hearts fire victims on stuart drive and petaluma are processing what they suffered through and figuring out what to do next. >> i guess we're going to start cleaning eventually and check on my neighbors, pick it up from
there. i've never been in a fire. >> reporter: as they look into how to clean up, neighbors are also still sharing stories of what they experienced yesterday afternoon. >> i stepped right out here, and when i looked, there was so much smoke and just embers like falling, you know, like as if you were in a volcanic eruption. >> reporter: rochelle knew she needed to get out of there, but first she thought of her elderly neighbor who lives alone. >> and i ran hover there and burnt my feet the whole time trying to get there and when i got inside she was so scared and worried. >> reporter: she got her out okay. two people did suffer minor injuries and a cat died in the fire. four homes were destroyed. ten others were damaged. it started at 3:15 in some trees located between high what 101 and a row of homes. the homes were evacuated. the northbound side of the highway was shut down for a couple of hours. today fire victims are mourning what they lost but also thinking about what could have been. >> you can't be too sad about it because you didn't lose --
people didn't die. i didn't lose the entire house. it's not as bad as it could have been. >> reporter: residents want to know what started the fire. they are wondering if something from the highway sparked it. firefighters telling us it's still under investigation. in petaluma, amy hollifield. abc 7 news. the suspected teenage shooter at a south carolina elementary school is now in custody. authorities say the teen injured two children and a teacher at the school in townville. 135 miles west of colombia. the victims are expected to survive. authorities say before the teenager first killed his father at their home before opening fire at the school. in washington, lawmakers voted to overturn the president's veto of legislation that would allow families of those killed in the september 11th attacks to sue saudi arabia. there are claims that the saudis backed the attackers. now the vote was the first successful override of mr. obama's president sicht he and his allies vowed to find a way to scale back the legislation fearing that this
would open u.s. residents and companies to be sued by foreign interests. officials in fresno are investigating how two special needs children ingested bleach through their feeding tubes. the children were hospitalized after last week's incident at an elementary school. both are expected to be okay. the school isn't saying how the water solution with bleach came into contact with the feeding tubes, only that it was an accident. the suspect at the center of a bizarre vallejo kidnapping case is set to appear in federal court tomorrow, and prosecutors are saying that matthew muller will change his plea now to guilty. muller's attorney tells abc 7 news that federal prosecutors will no longer be seeking a life sentence and instead will seek a 40-year prison term for the suspect. muller is charged with kidnapping denise huskins last year. vallejo police originally dismissed her story as a hoax. huskins has since filed a civil lawsuit against the city. check out this surveillance video of a home burglary in san jose. it happened on windsor street on august 24th. a man was caught covering his face and then later wasn't so
cautious. look at him there. police say he broke a window to get into the house hand left in a jewelry box. >> san francisco's board of supervisors have voted to delay nearly 7 million of funding for the next phase of the transbay center project. phase two includes building an underground rail extension from the current station south of market to the new transbay center. the extension would be used by caltrain and the future california high speed rail system and the board is concerned about cost overruns as well as the adjacent millennium tower which is sinking and mayor ed lee backs the delay. >> it doesn't hurt us right now. what we need to do is focus on the engineering techniques, focus on the things that we're doing now to make sure we're doing our best. >> the transbay joint powers authority tells the examiner postponement of funding could jeopardize the project. the board will discuss the funding issue at a meeting scheduled for next month. coming up on "abc 7 news at
4:00," a deadly police shooting sparks protest in southern california. >> plus, cracking down on car thieves, how a lit cigarette smoked out one suspect and a bust in the east bay. >> also, wrote it off and said i'm never going to do that. >> a new chance to do something he loves. the former race car driver who now gets to be the first man in the nation to get an unusual driver's license. >>the at 4:11, take a look at the afternoon commute here. this is 101 in san jose and southbound as is often the case at this hour is backed up. a little bit of movement in the carpool lanes. northbound is fine a
auto theft sat big problem in oakland and surrounding cities. aches 7 news reporter laura anthony spent some time with a special task force designed to curb the thieves. >> laura joins us now live from oakland. laura? >> hi, dan. chp is one of several agencies that participates in this special task force, a huge problem especially in alameda county. more than 8,500 cars stolen so far this year. many of them chopped up. combating car theft is the a full-time job for an alameda count county team helping to recover stolen vehicles. in this case a man wanted for violating his felony parole tried to escape police by running into his own home and starting a fire. >> we called the fire department
and the oakland pd loaned us the canine and the smoke and parking drove him out the other end. >> sold this pontiac trans am to a 17-year-old out of san leandro and it had a stolen transmission into it. >> reporter: later in east oakland we got a look at recovered property, this time from a suspected auto thief who specializes in gm vehicles and their coveted engines. >> just the last few years we -- law enforcement has recovered almost 300 strip camaros alone in the oakland area missing their engine and transmission stolen and found their missing transmissions. >> the suspect in this case is 35-year-old albert murray. once he steals the engines or other parts of the car he abandons the shell of the vehicle, often on the streets right around his own home. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> commuters in the north bay
could soon be traveling on a very quiet smart train. one without cell phones. a new proposal would ban talking on cell phones on the new train service between santa rosa and san rafael. abc 7 news was at the transit center in san rafael getting commuter reactions i understand people don't want to listen to other people's conversations, et cetera, et cetera. however public transportation, probably a good idea. i found out way too many pieces of personal information from other people's lives list nick to their conversations. >> emergency calls would be allowed. >> another owner of a smaung 7 galaxy phone purchased in china burst into flames. the phone began smoking and then caught fire while being charged. you can see it's charged there. the claim comes after samsung recalled 2.5 million note 7s after reports of other battery fires and samsung did not
include china in this recall because the bayries in phones sold there came from a different supplier. >> standing in line may never be the same again. check this out. nissan has revealed self-driving chairs. they are equipped with sensors which allow each one to detect and follow the one in front of it. they are on display in the public gallery and the technology is based on the system currently available. >> i like that. everybody is going to have a chair. >> today happens to be a huge day for self-driving technology and people with limited mobility. >> a quadriplegic former rats car driver has become the first in the nation to receive a special kind of driver's license. >> this is really remarkable. >> abc 7 news anchor krinzy is here with the story. >> reporter: remarkable, incredible and indescribable. what a feeling for sam schmidt.
today he received nevada's first ever autonomous vehicle driver's license and immediately took his specially built car for a thrilling ride on a las vegas track. >> 15 years ago i figured i was done driving on the street forever and now anything is possible. >> reporter: schmidt was an indy car raers until a violent crash left him paralyzed from the neck down. he's now a team owner, and this car has put him back in the driver's seat. he breathes into a tube to accelerate and blows out to brake. cameras track his head movement and relay that to the tires for turning. his license comes with a few restrictions. only vad i had in nevada. there has to be a pilot car ahead and needs a licensed driver ready to take control if needed. sam is good with all of that and he's also just good period. listen to to this.
when nevada's lieutenant governor handed him the license today, and i just want to show you, he says what is happens when i get pulled over and the officer says can i see your hands, what do you think, larry and ama, i'm sure no officer will ever give him any trouble. >> inkreshlgs an amazing story. >> and imagine the feeling of liberation to be back in a race car again. >> incredible. we do have spencer here standing by. >> things are changing. >> they are. >> just a couple of days ago, today i heard people saying it's too chilly. when is it going to warm up? had quite a cooldown. live doppler 7. you can see that the fog is back at the coast and it has brought along with it its usual cooling effect with the marine layer generating that cool air that's pushing well beyond the coastline. here's the view from mt. tam looking at the nothing kick out over the bay. tonight we can expect to hang out overnight and continues into the weekend and there's a chachs showers on sunday and we do have
big changes in our weather pattern. right now temperature readings at 55. half moon bay 58. 69 at heyward and 75 in san jose. inland east bay danville 48 and concord 80. 87 up in santa rosa and overnight with the widespread areas of fog near the coast and pay and pushing locally inland, low temperatures will be mainly in the mid-50s. we'll see a few low 50s in some. cooler spots up along the coastline. the forecast animation. overnight you can see the fog drilling in there. 7:00, middle. morning commute, widespread fog still which will probably reduce visibility to the point that the commute will be a slow one and the fog will pull back to the coastline by late morning to midday giving us mainly sunny skies over inland and bayside areas tomorrow afternoon. highs will range up frommer 50s at the coast tomorrow to mainly mid and upper 60s to low 70s around the bay and upper 70s to near 80 in the warmest inland locations and looking ahead to
friday it's going to be even cooler. windy evening developing on friday, saturday, and a cool afternoon and sunday will be the coolest day in the forecast period with inland highs reaching only in the mid to upper 60s and there's a slight chance of showers on sunday, so let me take you into sunday morning. 7:00, watch the movement here as showers push into the north bay first and then slide southward down to the golden gate. we don't expect a lot of rain out of this but there will be wet spots from this system before it winds down sunday night into monday. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. so mild in the warmest inland spots tomorrow but still cooler than it has been for much of the week. cooling continues friday and saturday and sunday and the wettest one, the only one we expect to be wet and temperatures remain below average on monday and start to bounce back tuesday under unsettled conditions before warming up to average temperature levels on wednesday. >> and we're looking forward town settled around here. >> we like unsettled.
>> unsettled means newsworthy. >> thanks, spencer. coming up, a piece of hollywood history is now for grabs in san francisco, but it's going to cost you. >> plus, shut it down. the decision to close down the halloween attraction at great america. >> abc 7 is celebrating hispanic heritage month with posts to our instagram feed. today we recognize the first director of the office of immigrant affairs. zulma is committed to makin
memorial. the all-star pitcher is such a huge loss for the city of miami. senator marco rubio is asking for an investigation of the safety of the jetty off of south beach where fernandez and two others were killed. ronnie lott is optimistic that his investment group can get a deal done to build a new stadium for the raiders in oakland. lott made his first public comments about the on going negotiations to the san francisco "chronicle" and his group reached an agreement with oakland and alameda county giving them 90 days to work out a deal for the coliseum. the raiders meanwhile are moving ahead with a stadium plan in las vegas but a viable stadium option in oakland would likely keep the team in oakland. 93-year-old agnes nixon created, wrote, produced and acted in a number of soap operas including abc's "all my children" and "one life to live. why the "in 1991 she was awarded
the television history's honor, a lifetime achievement for her beloved creations that aired for more than 30 years. the "mrs. doubtfire" house is up for sale in san francisco. the iconic victorian is listed at under just under $4.5 million and the four bedroom home is located on steiner street in the pacific heights neighborhood. only exterior was used in the film and the house has hey tract the fans for more than two decades and even more so since williams' death in 2014. coming up on "abc 7 news at 4:00, "the " -- >> preparation matters. temperament matters. >> the first lady out on the campaign trail for hillary clinton as donald trump also comes out fighting today. >> plus, protests after another police shooting, this time in southern california. just what happened? >> and there's a new warning out aout washing machines after several reports
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of devastating cuts to public education. exactly why i urge you to vote yes on prop 55. prop 55 prevents $4 billion in new education cuts without raising taxes on anyone. and there's strict accountability in prop 55. with local control over school funding decisions. and mandatory annual audits guaranteeing the money goes directly to our classrooms. not to bureaucracy, not to administration. so vote yes on 55. because it helps our children thrive. here's what's making headlines at 4:30. authorities say a teenager who opened fire at an elementary school in townville, south carolina this morning first fatally shot his father. two students and a teachers were injured at the school. their injuries are non-life-threatening. the suspect has been arrested.
abc 7 news reporter david louie is talking with people on the front lines of the loma fire in the santa cruz mountains. david tweeted this video or video of a helicopter used to drop thousands of gallons of water on the blaze. he'll have a live report coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. california is hitting wells fargo where it hurts. abc 1 news reporter carolyn tyler tweets the state will suspend key banking relationships with wells fargo in response to fraud allegations at the bank. a crowd of angry people went to -- went face-to-face with police today in the san diego community -- san diego county community of el cajon. the community is on edge after the unarmed killing of a black man. >> reporter: protests in san diego after an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a police officer there. >> did you shoot him? >> reporter: this comes on the heels of outrage over the police shootings of black men in charlotte, north carolina and in
tulsa, oklahoma where an officer was charged with manslaughter after shooting 40-year-old terence crutcher. in california, authorities releasing this image of the moments before the shooting tuesday saying the man appeared to be in a shooting stance though police admit he had no weapon. >> the mail rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket and the placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly towards the officer. >> reporter: one officer tasering the victim and another opening fire with a handgun and this facebook live video purports to show the aftermath. >> did you kill my brother in front of me. >> reporter: woman claiming she's the victim's sister saying she had called police. >> why couldn't you tase him. >> reporter: police say they were responding to calls of a man who was not acting like himself and walking in traffic and claimed he refused multiple instructions from officers. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: local activists calling for more transparency.
>> just because they release a picture, that does not identify the whole case! >> reporter: a witness handed over cell phone video of the incident to police which hasn't been released. authorities are urging for calm during their investigation and the officers involved are now on administrative leave. lauren lyster, abc news. >> the father of ahmad are a hammy is certain his son acted alone. mohammed rahami spoke exclusive to abc news investigative reporter saying the family had nothing to do with the alleged bombings and does not recognize the two men wanted for questioning in the case. >> he did everything by himself. he buy everything by himself. he order online. he did it by himself. >> reporter: rahami says he's mott spoken to his son since they had a falling out back in may but says his 28-year-old son had become very secretive in recent months and even changing the locks on his bedroom door in the family's apartment.
>> a french prosecutor says multiple attacks have been thwarted in nice since july's deadly assault on the seaside city. the prosecutor says the targets included places of worship, rallies, stadiums as well as schools. the statement comes after two female teenagers from nice were detained this month on suspicion of terrorism links. 86 people were killed in nice on july the 14th when a man rammed his truck into a crowd that was celebrating bastille day. now to your voice, your vote. both donald trump and hillary clinton are launching attacks from the campaign trail. we have a report from washington with the lateest. >> reporter: both candidates are moving on from debate date hitting multiple swing states and calling on the help of their entire team. hillary clinton hits the trail with former rival bernie sanders. the two taking on the tight battleground state of new hampshire, a must-win state that sanders claimed in the primary. he's hoping to sway his supporters to vote for clinton. >> secretary clinton and i are going to change that. you have the ability. you will be able to get a
college education. >> reporter: also out for clinton today. >> going high when they go low. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama refusing to mention donald trump by name she instead build up clinton. >> no one in our lifetime has ever had as much experience and exposure to the presidency, not bar rack, not bill, nobody, and, yes, she happens to be a woman. >> reporter: the loud crowd of diverse young people cheers her on, the first lady reminds them their vote counts. >> each of you can swing an entire precinct and win this election for hillary just by getting yourselves, your family and classmates out to vote. >> reporter: and donald trump making the rounds today hitting iowa, wisconsin and illinois where he bashes clinton in chicago. >> you heard about the deplorables, right? we're going to be a friend to everybody and if they don't like me, they will end up liking me, all right? i'll be a friend even when they don't like me, but they will end up liking me when we produce,
because we have politicians that don't produce. >> trump is finishing up his day in wisconsin, a swing state that's gone democrat since 1988 but this year it's surprisingly close. maggie rulli, abc news washington. >> you can begin next month in call. vote by mail begins october 10th and the voting center at city hall will be opened for san francisco residents for early investigate on october 11th. >> president obama will attend the funeral for former israeli leader shimon peres. he died last night after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. peres was one of the most prominent leaders in israel's history serving as president and prime minister three tiles. he forged a peace deal between israelis and palestinians. >> dedicated his life to the cause of an israel that would be safe and secure, democratic and free and the homeland of the jewish people. he never lost that vision. >> former president clinton will
also be among the american delegation attending the funeral service. police are searching the home of a 22-year-old man rescued in the atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week. police say they are looking for evidence of reckless endangerment. the warrant indicates authorities think nathan carmen was handling repairs himself and the vessel might not have been seaworthy. court records also show nathan was questioned in relation to the death of hits grandfather in 2013. he was never charged, and that case remains unsolved. the doors are close on a popular halloween attraction. there are complaints that pushed great america to shut down its special halloween ride. >> i'm spencer christian. this is the view from the east bay hills camera of fog advancing furiously across the bay. i'll show you the effect will have on our weather is just a moment. >> and check our traffic on this wednesday across the san mateo bridge. it's flowing nicely in both directions on the westbound side and that's
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a halloween attraction at california's great america is shutting down after mental health advocates complained about it. the virtual reality attraction features a possessed patient. critics say the visitors sit on chairs that look like wheelchairs and the whole experience stigmatizes mental illness. they are pulling the plug after debut. great america says it made the decision after a number of people complained the attraction
was hurtful to those who suffer from mental illness. in a statement to abc 7 news, great america says it never intended to portray mental illness. the statement continues as it is impossible to address both concerns and misconceptions in the halloween time frame. at this time we've decided to close the attraction. selena gomez is a queen, at least the queen of instagram if that counts. already the most followed person on instagram and now the singer and actress is the first to reach 100 million followers on the social media network. no strange irto instagram records n.july a picture of gomez nearly sipping a coke took the title for most liked photo. doesn't take a lot to get likes, at least if you're selena. 5 million likes for that. here's some weather. i hope you'll like. cooling marine layer at the coast and it will be pushing
during the overnight hours and producing a cooling effect. tomorrow's highs will reflect that cooling reaching from the upper 50s at the coast to only 60s and maybe low 70s around the bay. upper 70s in the warmest inland areas and maybe an 880 or 81-degree reading here or there. we expect a little bit of rain on sunday, and -- and the -- the projection for rainfall totals shows that we don't expect a lot of rain, mainly just a few hundreds of an inch for most of the bay area. however in the north bay we have our greatest chance of more significant rainfall totals, perhaps nearly a quarter of an inch and just over.1 inch in nevada and the important takeaways are these. it will be an early season storm, weak system and best chance of rain, as i said, will be in the north bay. here's a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. the cooling pattern that is under way right now continues through the weekend and the coolest day in the forecast period will be sunday, the day that we expect our showers and temperatures will remain below average on monday and unsettled
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abc news has learned the consumer product safety commission is issuing a warning about samsung washing machines. owners are reporting that certain top-loading machines could explode. the cpse is working with samsung on a remedy. now the exclusive details. >> all of a sudden without warning the washing machine just exploded, and it was the loudest sound. sounded like a bomb went off. there were wires, nuts. the actual top was laying on the floor. >> reporter: even more frightening melissa says her then 4-year-old son luke was right next to her. >> just remember covering my head and leaning over towards my son and just screaming the scream that i didn't even know i
could scream. >> reporter: this, melissa says, is her samsung washing machine right after the incident. in north carolina sarah price her 2-month-old top-loading samsung washing machine flew apart, too. >> any one of us could be in here, and it just had taken us out. >> reporter: it's not just melissa and sarah. 21 people since early last year have reported to the cpsc that their top-loading samsung washing machines had exploded or blown apart. melissa and several others have sued samsung. their lawyer jason lichtman argues this part, a support rod, is insufficient to hold the tub in place and can become unfastened during the spin cycle. >> you can see right here the rod can slide right out of this and that's what causes the washing machine to blow apart. >> in a state late tuesday samsung told gma investigates in rare cases affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that can pose a risk of personal
injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water resistant items. the statement continues saying it is important to note that samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011. >> if that would have hit my child, it would have been catastrophic, that's why i'm speaking out. >> reporter: abc news, new york. "consumer reports" has suspended its recommendation of all samsung top loaders in response to the potential safety issues. 7 on your side is a partner with "consumer reports." speaking of 7 on your side, time for ask finney. michael finney is here answering your questions sent in by facebook, twitter and e-mail. leilani has the first question and e-mails does a landlord need to install railings alongside of front steps and grab bars in shower stalls for a handicapped resident? >> that's a great question. i am so glad you asked. there's so much misinformation on this. i get a lot of questions on this when i'm just wandering around. here's the deal. the landlord doesn't have to install it. he doesn't have to pay for it, but he has to allow you to make
the home livable, and here's the important part. they are not allowed to charge more in a deposit saying, well, you're going to drill more homes, no, no, no, no, no. they are not allowed to do that, but it's up to you to make the house livable. >> here's an interesting one from gary r. from walnut creek saying i've been blowing off my jiri summons notices. any repercussions? >> gary, you're ticking off a judge. basically you can be fined $1,500 if they catch you. if you keep it up long enough here's what they get caught. so many people calling in and all it takes is one judge one time to get ticked off so don't walk down that path. >> eventually they are going to catch up with you. >> not a good idea. >> your honor, i didn't know. finney told me. well, maybe not. >> lillian k. asks on facebook is it cheaper to book a flight through google flights or directly through the airline wednesday snit. >> no cheaper but google flights
is an amazing service. if you haven't checked it out google flights, and what it does is it lists you -- you say where you want to go and it just lists almost, not all -- almost all the flugts and gives you the prices that pretty much is depressing because it is will show you a lot of flights that you paid more for the nos. you can book through the site. normally it's one in the same. it normally just sends you to the airline so usually you're not booking through them or you can throw a partner and going directly to the airline. >> and they can get ahold of you by. >> glad you said that. >> the abc 7 hot line is open monday through friday and reach me all the time through my facebook page. >> google flights is cheaper. >> no cheaper, but it just lists so many flights. >> oh, okay. >> and gives you the very cheapest one at that point in time which is pretty cool. >> thanks, michael. today's wellness report how some.
benefits for exercises for your brain may diminish. here's jane king. >> reporter: before you skip another workout think about your brain as well as body. a new study shows how quickly the benefits of brain health dissipate after just a week of inactivity. the white house making a big push to get young people to enroll in obamacare. the campaign includes digital messages and social networks. obamacare has struggled has young adults hadn't signed up in large numbers as they expected. uber is partnering with health care professionals to transport people for non-emergency services. the need is big for something like this. according to the american medical associate more than 3 million americans miss medical appointments each year because they have no way to get to them and as great as yoga is for the body and brain shouldn't make up
your entire workout regimen. yoga alone will not get you all the cardio vascular exercise you northeast. the exercise guidelines for overall heart health 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times per week. i'm jane king. here's to your health. stanford is on the tops of another list of u.s. colleges and universities. it's number one in college ranking focusing on student engagement and outcomes and m.i.t. is second followed by new york's colombia university. there's 15 different indicators, graduation rates and income for graduates. >> coming up next, from the hallways to the chandeliers, an inside look at the soon to open resort and what it could mean for sonoma county. >> right now a look at what's coming up on the abc 7 news at 5:00. >> larry and ama thanks.
here's a look at tonight's primetime lineup on abc 7:00. at 8:00 it's "the goldbergs" followed by "speechless" and 9:00 "modern family" followed by "black-ish" and then the new show at 10:00 "designated survivor." >> casino is less than two months away from opening up a $175 million hotel. >> and today they took reporters on the tour as it continues. anchor eric thomas joins us live at the casino complex with more.
eric? >> reporter: up to this point, out-of-towners who wanted to come up here to advice the wine country and do some gambling had to pick an offsite hotel property. in november that's all going to change because of that. from the new outdoor pool to the interior walls to the electrical wiring, it is literally a work in progress. >> we've always had the restaurants and the casino and entertainment and transportation and now we can take care of lodge and needs as well. >> reporter: the openers of the casino and resort is finally adding a resort, a $200 hotel room with spa. cost, $175 million and add in the $800 million it costs to build a gambling complex and you're getting close $1 billion. >> where people can come and enjoy entertainment. they can game and tour the wine country and enjoy a spa in first
class facilities. >> reporter: a room will run $399 a night mid-week and 499 on the weekends. the prices will likely come down. luxury suites run up to 2,600 square feet and price, don't ask. >> oh, yes. the largest ball room its type in sonoma county. >> capable of handling conventions of 2,000 people as well as generating a lot of new jobs. >> there will be approximately 200 more jobs which will mean we'll have a total of about 2,000 team members here. >> reporter: had a local pastor who opposed the casino from the start now lures the hotel will lure prostitutes to the area. >> the dirty secret about the casino is prostitution and the new hotel is only going to add to this problem of the exploitation of women. >> reporter: hotel officials say security officers and police will keep an eye out for such crimes. the hotel is set to open november 15th. eric thomas, abc 7 news. >> all right. that is going to do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4:00. thanks for
just slow it down. >> stopping the progress from the air. chopper pilots shows us their strategy for fighting the loma fire. >> also, a new incentive to teach in the bay area. why it could mean you get coveted affordable housing. >> and parking ticket outrage. did the city really paint the curb red while she was parked there? >> i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. temperatures not the only thing dropping this week. when you may be seeing raindrops coming up. >> from the air and on the ground and around the clock a fire fight continues in the santa cruz mountains for a fire that shows little sign of slowing down. good evening. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. thanks for joining us. from sky 7 red streaks of fire retardant encircled mountaintop
homes, a desperate effort to protect them from danger and the loma fire is only 10% contained and it's now burned 2,200 acres since it burned out monday. >> team coverage starting with chris nguyen live in morgan hill. chris? >> reporter: at this point it's a waiting game for many of the residents who have been forced out of their homes. you can see behind me the smoke coming from the loma fire. while the past three days have been difficult many neighbors are trying to keep their spirits up, grateful that they were able to make it out of their homes without getting hurt. at this open space preserve a gathering point for residents as they take in the loma fire. >> keeping our fingers crossed. those guys are doing a good job. i mean, they are moving. >> reporter: doreen bellamy has lived in the santa cruz mountains for 25 years and is among twhoes have been evacuated from their homes. >> we had a truck come by and yelling on the loudspeaker evacuate evacuate. >> a look from sky 7 shows us some of the rocky terrain the crews are facing on the fire