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breaking news happening in the sierra where a 7-month-old baby who was the subject of an amber alert out of sonoma county. henry massy was taken by his mother hannah ashley sunday morning. she didn't have legal custody of the boy. both were found less than an hour ago in downeyville in sierra county. the mother is in police cut dishes and the baby is in the care of state protective services. good afternoon and thanks for joining us today. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. boy, a big day for warriors fans and the players, too. the season opener tips off in just a few hours. lots of excitement. abc 7 news sports director larry beil is live inside oracle arena with a preview for us. hi, larry. >> reporter: thank you, ama. this place will be rocking later on in the evening of the right
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now kind of quiet. last time we were here was four months ago. we were courtside, and we watched as the warriors lost to the cleveland cavaliers in the nba finals, and from that utter disappointment the warriors have been able to turn that into excitement and enthusiasm with the signing of kevin durant in free agency. one of the most coveted free agencies in nba history, so the warriors are going to feature two mvps in their lineup with durant and steph curry, as amazing as that sounds. this team ultimately may end up winning multiple championships, but steph curry said today it's not going to be that easy. >> there's going to be growing pains throughout the whole season, some you might see as glaring issues and some might not appear as issues that we feel we need to work on as we go through it. i don't want to get wrapped up in sending messages game one. >> reporter: i saw the cutest little scene yesterday. two little boys, one 7p, one about 10, and on the back of
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their warriors shirts one had curry and one had durant, so they were walking off, and that's the way it may be for pyears to come as warrior fans stock up on merchandise. that's part of the story. we go to abc 7 news reporter laura hadn't any who is in the team store, and i bet durant jerseys are going to be a hot seller tonight, laura. >> reporter: i bet they will be, larry. we are inside the store. not too many people in here yet, probably because the parking lot hasn't opened yet that. won't happen for another hour or so. now, as high as the bar was set last year by the warriors with their record-setting season, the players told us they are not putting too much pressure on themselves but the fans, they expect a lot. some would call it an embarrassment of riches, but not warriors fans as they prepare to tee up a new season with last year's superstars plus one. >> k.d.! >> reporter: but don't tell
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kevin durant there's anything too special to this game. game one with his new team. >> i don't think really think of it as an opening moment as just another game to me, and it was easy for me to approach it that way. it was just another chance to step between the lines and do what i love, you know, not put too much pressure on myself to go out there and be great. >> hello. >> go warriors. >> >> reporter: this game is anything but routine, though for warrior fans, giddy over the prospect of what lies ahead, especially with k.d. aboard. >> we just saw him. looks pretty good. >> looks even better in blue and gold. >> it's okay with you to have all these star players? >> oh, yes. yes. most definitely. >> reporter: the warriors may not be putting pressure on themselves, but clearly their fans have high expectations. any predictions? >> warriors 82-0. >> reporter: in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. one new addition to the wardrobe for every warriors fan
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here tonight is a brand new sager strong t-shirt that the warriors are giving out free to everybody in the house, this, of course, honors craig sager of tnt who is continuing his battle with leukemia and is not in the building tonight, but everybody's heart is with craig sager and his fight to beat leukemia. lots more coming up live from oracle later on this afternoon, and at 6:00 we'll talk with warriors general manager bob meyers about his big new addition. in fact, they made a bunch of them this off-season. for now live from oracle, larry beil, abc 7 sports. >> all good stuff, thanks, larry. see you a little later. >> if you haven't noticed it's a gray and misty day around the bay area. >> rain fell pretty constantly in the north bay this morning. this is how it looked in nevada. the chp reported no major accidents in the region. hopefully that means commuters are getting used to the rain again. >> this car was on a wet and windy road on the peninsula when the driver lost control.
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sky 7 was over brisbane this morning as the chp investigated the rollover accident on guadalupe canyon parkway. the car went down an embankment and flipped over. the driver was trapped inside. a group of hikers saw the car sometime later and called police. the driver was hospitalized with leg injuries. >> well, the chainsaws were out in berkeley again today and crews were cutting and hauling away that big elm that came down yesterday. they were surprisingly little visible damage to the home hon college avenue. some neighbors tell abc 7 news they are now concerned with the elms in front of their homes. >> all right. well, let's check in on our weather and in more rain is coming our way. spencer? >> i don't know what wecality rainy season is living up to its name. here's live doppler 7. all that's left from the current storm is just a few scattered sprinkles up in the north bay and another storm is aproving. let me give you a look at the 24-hour rainfall totals. very impressive in the north bay. 3.25 inches in mt. st. helena
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and notice how scant the totals are in other locations once you get south and east of the golden gate. percent of normal rainfall so far for the month of october, nearly 300% of the average amount. in livermore, santa rosa nearly 300% and 200% in oakland and nearly 200 in moffett field and south bay needs more rain. more rain is coming. here's the storm impact scale with which we rate intensity of each approaching storm 1 to 5. one is light and 5 issy is veefrmt approaching storm coming in on thursday will be a moderate storm ranking 2 on the impact scale and i'll show you the animation as it approaches in just a few minutes. ama? >> spencer, thank you. you can track the win where you live and enable push alerts and we'll send you instant updates to your mobile device. one person is dead after a plane crash in contra costa county near kirby pass road and abc 7 news reporter leslie
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brinkley joins us live from the scene with the latest. leslie? >> reporter: i'm here behind me. this inaccessible canyon basically off of kirker pass road near pittsburgh. we're about six miles east of buchanan field in concord. that's where at 12:30 today for unknown reasons still a plane went down. just the pilot on board in what is being described as a catastrophic crash. this is the view of the extensive debris field from sky 7. no survivors as this beechcraft single-engine plane came down, grazing high tension power lines and smashing into the hillside here. >> the neighbors reported reported seeing a plane come spiraling down out of the air and they saw the smoke come back from the area here. fire investigators say body parts and charred debris are scattered across a quarter acre area that they found smouldering. >> due to the nature of the terrain of where the incident was at, we did bring out an
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engine to get further up into the area. significant debris field and damage to the plane. >> reporter: coroner's office is here at the scene as is faa investigators. ntsb is expected to show up tomorrow to investigate what happened to bring this plane down. we still don't know where that plane originated and where it was headed to. we're efforting to find that out from the faa at this point and also what might have caused this crash. i did talk to quite a few officials out here who say we were extremely lucky to have just had the rainstorms because a week ago or in the summer this kind of crash could have triggered a massive wild wife. pg&e deactivated or deenergized some of the power lines and we're working to clear this crash scene and investigate the cause right now. reporting live off of kirker pass road, leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. thanks very much. some passengers on a british
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airways jet diverted to vancouver, british columbia yesterday are still waiting for another flight to land onl. flight 286 left sfo yesterday evening. about two hours into the trip the flight had to land in vancouver because 25 members of a flight crew started feeling sick. the airbus super 380 jumbo and the sick crew members were examined at local hospitals and passengers spent nights in vancouver and many have been rebooked and are on their way to london. two weeks to election day and the candidates in the race for president are busy in the battleground states. florida's 29 electoral votes could be make or break for hillary clinton and donald trump. abc news reporter kenneth voten looks at the importance of the sunshine state. >> reporter: a mad dash to rally support in a state that's already voting. >> i'm so anxious to vote. i wish my vote counted for a million because he'd be a shoo-in at that point. >> reporter: people in the sunshine state have been lining up early to make their pick for
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president. >> it's a done deal. it's a rap. >> i'm just happy that i'm here and one of the contributing members. >> reporter: but the path to florida's 29 electoral votes leads right through the center, central florida and its high 4 corridor. central florida is actually called the swing part of the swing state because of its diverse demographics. >> if you look over the last five elections, its average margin of victory has been less than three points. >> reporter: university of central florida political professor has seen tight presidential contests in the state and this year it's no different. hillary clinton up by a slim margin in the polls had dozens of campaign offices for weeks compared to donald trump's one. will that hurt him? >> i think it very well could hurt trump in florida. political science research has shown over and over again that a good ground game can really mobilize voters. >> reporter: down i-4
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republican-leaning lakeland the enthusiasm for trump can be heard in honkz. >> and in tampa thousands houred into this amphitheater excited for trump. >> i think enthusiasm will carry over to election day. >> reporter: trump rallied in tampa last night and has several events in the state today. clinton will be here for the next two days and friday president obama will make his second trip in a week for clinton. more proof of the importance of florida. >> now, keep in mind, we have a valuable tool at abc7news.com/politics to help you prepare for election day. just click on the your voice your vote spth voters edge election guide and enter your address and you'll get a comprehensive resource showing you the candidates and measures on your local ballot. coming up at 4:00, they thought they had them but now police are searching for a driver who rammed officers in san jose. >> san francisco is a place where we like to push the
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we're following breaking news from san francisco's oceanview neighborhood right now where two people have been injured. one of them is a highway patrol officer. sky 7 is live over the san francisco general hospital where the injured are being treated. sky 7 captured video a few minutes ago of the police escort that brought the injured officer to sf general. that's what you're looking at here. the officer's injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. with the ear told the officer is asigned to the chp's redwood city office. now this, all began after a confrontation in the oceanview neighborhood at capital avenue and montana street. police are calling this a critical incident and have asked the public to stay away from the scene. let me show you the map where the crime scene is located. capital and montana is a few blocks close to interstate 280. of course, we're on the story and we'll bring you more information as we get it during this newscast at 5:00 and 6:00 as well and through our abc 7
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news app. police are still looking for a driver who rammed a stolen suv into officers this morning in san jose. officers shot at the driver and when he this found the suv abandoned nearby there was no blood in it indicating that the driver likely wasn't hit. the officers were rammed on worcester avenue right off of east julian street. abc 7 news reporter matt keller has the details. a midnight patrol by three san jose police officers on wooster avenue ended in gunfire. >> i said something was going on. i heard the first shot and then five more, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: a man driving an suv crashed into a cires while an officer was getting inside. the driver then backed up and hit the police krirds again. two other officers opened fire and the driver took off and the officer was not injured. >> our policy states that we can shoot if we believe that one of our officers is in danger of being killed or seriously
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injured. >> annis suh suv with what amears to be bullet holes and a shattered window was also toed away. workers at the kellogg's plant had to be escorted in and out during the eight hour investigation. >> stay on the sidewalk. >> reporter: 500 kindergarten through fifth grade students attend the school within the crime scene. cars piled up all the way back to east julian street and parents dropping their kids off for class faced a traffic nightma nightmare. students were told to stay on the sidewalk until they entered their building. parents obviously troubled by what they saw. >> i like the school but not the neighborhood. >> reporter: officers were wearing body cameras and that video will be a part of the investigation. in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> a 27-year-old man was killed this morning when the car he was riding in hit three police vehicles. officers had 35th avenue blocked to investigate a shoot when a red chevy impala sped right towards them.
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it hit three police cars and two parked vehicles. three other passengers in the car were also hurt. no officers were injured. >> more than 100 people who claim they got sick after eating dinner at a peninsula hotel say they want justice, and some respect. attorney john burres filed a lawsuit today on behalf of 127 naacp members. one by one the those who attended a 2014 banquet at the hotel in redwood city told stories of becoming violently ill. dozens were children, the youngest just 5. former oakland mayor ellie lou harris had to be hospitalized. >> i was flaushs and i was sick and quite frankly at some point i slipped into a coma. my wife had no idea what it was. >> bad salmon is believed to be the culprit and hotel management was being charged as being callous. the hotel hasn't responded to abc 7 news on the matter. more and more green rooftops
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could become a common site throughout san francisco. under new legislation unanimously approved by city supervisors today new buildings going up in the city are already required to have at least 15% of their roof tops covered by solar panels. soon the ordinance can be waved if property owners cover 30% of the rooftops with landscaping. >> they absorb rainwater so that we have less runoff into our sewer system. they absorb carbon from the air. >> supervisor wiener says san francisco will become the first city in the nation to implement this kind of law. also looks pretty from the helicopter. >> certainly does. if you look outside today, it's a little gloomy. clouds behind us. >> not so pretty today. >> spencer christian is tracking the weather forecast for us. >> quite a bit of rainfall the last couple of days and more coming later in the week. live doppler 7. you can see right now most of
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the bay area, although maybe under cloudy skies. most of the bay area is dry at the moment and we have a few scattered light sprinkles up in the north bay. let's take a look at current wind gusts. quite impressive. 25 miles per hour sfo where by the way we have long delays. up to two hours a couple hours ago. 22 miles per hour gusts in heyward and 23 at half moon bay and calm over in fairfield and wind gusts aren't widely spread at the moment. looking at dark clouds over the bay and a little bit bright out near the coast. 68 in san francisco and 70 in oakland and 70 degrees in mountain and 74 san jose and 75 gilroy and 64 half moon bay. this is looking northward, a bit cloudy there as well. 62 in santa rosa and napa 66 and "the new york post"a 66 and fairfield 68 and low 70s in concord and livermore. partly cloudy skies over the bay and these are our forecast features. a bit of a break from the rain tomorrow with brighter skies. next storm arrives thursday and
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continues into friday, and we'll have a rainy pattern continuing into next week. forecast animation for the next storm starting at 5:00 in the morning. we'll see a wave of rain push onshore and it will break up a little bit and it will reorganize by midday and become more widespread and look what happens into thursday night. by midnight thursday night into friday morning we'll see widespread rain with areas of heavy downpours and perhaps accompanied by gusty wind as well but rain will begin to break up friday morning. rainfall totals, we project, at the end of that storm anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in the north bay and half an inch to an inch and south bay up to half an inch of rain from the approaching storm and another one coming in over the weekend. storm number 2, forecast animation starting saturday morning into sunday. rain is becoming rather widespread. probably not so heavy as the rainfall coming in on thursday. overnight partly cloudy skies and low temperatures mainly in the upper 50s and tomorrow's highs under partly sunny skies and mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland and here's the
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accuweather seven-day forecast. as we mentioned earlier when you showed me the -- the storm impact scale, the storm on thursday ranked 22 on the scale and the storm of moderate intensity and then all of the storms friday through monday will rank one on the storm impact scale, a little bit lighter into, by the way, halloween. tricky showers. >> tricky. >> it will probably be a treat, yeah. >> thanks. coming up, a very different kind of car chase in switzerland kind of car chase in switzerland y.this man was running a important step forward. the time is long overdue... pharmaceutical industry. passes - the ballot.
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kind of car chase in switzerland y.this man was running a it is time for the pharmaceutical industry to stop the entire nation is looking at california. let's go forward together. thank you all very much.
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all right. had a bad day? be thankful you're not this guy. a swiss driver was forced to chase his own car down a highway after it took off on its own. look at this the. >> goodness. >> isn't that wild. >> according to police the man parked along the side of the highway to talk to a truck driver when his car started moving away. the man eventually caught up with it and could have causes an accident obviously and police are looking for him to answer the damage it caused to a guardrail and traffic sign. one of the newest additions to marvels agent's of shield sat down with abc 7 news to announce the addition to the ghost writing team. assuming the role of a mexican american mechanic living in the inner city of l.a. was a bold move by the show owes producers and also an inspirational one for the show allowing the
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audience to see superheros from all walks of life. >> all this comes together to build this character that has people saying wow right now. which -- which was our hope and we can never have thought it would go over as well as it is did. >> and can you catch marvel's agent of shield tonight at 10:00 right here on abc 7 followed by "abc 7 news at 11:00. tonight at 11:00 check out the next generation of navigational devices. the image of the map is projected on the windshield directly in front of the driver. abc 7's michael finney has been testing it out for a week and see how this device is so much more than just a gps. that's tonight on "abc 7 news at 11:00." >> that sounds interesting. >> definitely. coming up at 4:00, tech companies are attempting to tackle the housing crisis. the plans in the south bay that could bring hundreds of units to the area. >> i think we're wing the race. >> down in the polls but not out. donald trump on his chances in
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florida. and i'm larry beil live at oracle arena as we count down to the warriors season opener against san antonio. the warriors have two mvps on the roster. who is willing to give up shots and stats for the overall good
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and we're staying on top of
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that breaking news in front of san francisco's oceanview neighborhood where two people have been injured in an officer-involved shooting, one is a highway patrol officer. sky 7 is over the scene at capital and montana street. can you see what's going on with the damage to the cars. the officer's injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. that's the good news, but you can see the silver car there pretty banged up. we have video now from san francisco general hospital. this was about 15 minutes ago when the officer was wheeled into the hospital. again, the injuries are not life-threatening. police are calling this a critical incident and have asked the public to stay away from that scene. we have crews in that area gathering information. we'll bring you a live report just as soon as we learn more from them. >> and dan, also making headlines today at 4:30, a small plane crash near concord today killing one person. firefighters say it likely clipped a power line near kirker pass road this afternoon and burst into flames once it hit
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the ground. abc's world news tweet that had four people have been killed on an amusement park ride in australia. they were on a river rapids ride that malfunctioned. two people were ejected and two others were caught inside the ride. facebook helps menlo's park city council will approve a large dormitory on its campus. sky 7 was above the active campus today. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live from menlo park with more about the changes facebook wants to make. david? >> ama, portions of downtown san jose turned into giant construction zones such as this where townhouse and high rise projects about going up and still these projects don't fulfill the demand so who should step up as more companies in the valley are creating more jobs? just two of miles north of it bay front campus facebook is footing part of the cost of building these 396 rental units. it's part of an effort by the social media company to offset how the rapid growth of tech jobs in silicon valley has created a housing shortage. >> we've created 50,000 jobs
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over just the last few years, and everyone loves the low unemployment rate that helps us all, but we've only created 5,000 homes. >> reporter: most of facebook's units here will be for the public. however, facebook is also working with the city of menlo park to include 1,500 dormitory-style units for employees adjacent to its headquarters. more than 7,000 people work here. could this signal a comeback of company towns where tech companies house their employees? >> they certainly don't see having private companies providing private company housing as the right solution. we are a community. we have a challenge to house all of our employees whether or not you work for a private company. >> reporter: theresa afld raddo's organization spur has been wondering if the valley needs to rethink the corporate campus such as apple's knew spaceship campus. it will have parking for a reported 11,000 vehicles creating strain on surface road and interstate 280. >> if we built more homes near jobs and transit with a little
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bit more efficiency in terms of homes per acre, then we're going to help address our traffic problems, our air pollution problems and our challenges of having more homes affordable to more families. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. san francisco is launching a new initiative to help teachers find and keep housing in the city. the program offers legal counseling to educators facing eviction and increased access to affordable housing programs. the school district has had problems recruiting teachers because of the high cost of housing. >> this year is the first year that we've opened school and actually still have as many weeks into the school, still have vacancies so we're seeing it really accelerate. >> the program will feature monthly housing clinics geared towards teachers. they will be held on the first thursday of the month. after all of the months the official two-week countdown is
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on. multiple polls show hillary clinton holding a significant lead but clinton and trump are still campaigning hard in these last two weeks, and as both candidates hit the ground in florida, a key state, clinton picks up another supporter in colin powell who says he plans to vote for her. here's abc news reporter maggie ruehly. >> reporter: both candidates are in florida rallying for votes. >> two weeks from today. >> reporter: today's abc news national tracking poll has clinton holding on to her double digit lead over donald trump at 50% to his 38%. clinton armed with a steady and solid lead is now also focusing on getting wins down ballot. >> unlike his opponent, patrick murphy has never been afraid to stand up to donald trump. >> reporter: meanwhile, trump is continuing to say that the numbers are rigged against him. >> i think we're winning the race. >> reporter: during a stop at his golf course in florida trump praises his employees and their
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diversity. >> 80% of them are hispanic, right? >> reporter: and brings a few up on to stage to praise him. >> i'm a latino and i support this man because he deserves it. i empower trump. >> that's so nice. >> thank you. >> and i didn't tell you to say that, right? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: trump goes on to say that obamacare is hurting his pleaus jumping on the news that average premiums under the affordable care act will increase by 25% in popular plans next year. >> what they are going through with their health care is horrible because of obamacare, so we'll repeal it and replace it. >> reporter: but afterwards the general manager of trump's golf course said that 99% of full-time employees were insured by the company, meaning they wouldn't need obamacare. >> you provide health insurance to all these employees. >> none of them are on obamacare. >> some of them, most of them no. >> reporter: trump is jumping from his golf course to one of his hotels where tomorrow israel eel attend a ribbon cutting
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ceremony d.c. clinton will remain in florida to attend a get out vote rally and celebrate her birthday. people affiliated with two california institutions are among the most generous donors to the presidential clinton campaign. individuals affiliated with the university of california and employees for alphabet gave more than $2 million to clinton. alphabet is the parent company of google. people affiliated with san francisco-based wells fargo with the fifth largest bloc of donors to donald trump at just $had 1,000. today president obama and defense secretary ash carter pledged to investigate that california ordered national guard veterans to repay re-enlistment bonuses. >> anybody who volunteers to serve-of-in the armed norses in the united states deserves our gratitude and respect period. >> carter said he asked his
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deputy secretary to look into the matter. today the california national guard issued a statement saying a small number of soldiers knowingly committed fraud while others acted on good faith, but they had bad information. guard officials say they notified congress about the situation two years ago. still to come on "abc 7 news at 4:00," a note adrift at sea finally found after 50 years. the touching message in a bottle and a promise fulfilled decades later. >> i'm spencer christian. we see dark clouds lingering over the break and a break from the
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a note adrift at sea is finally where it belongs. clint buffington traveled from his utah home to new hampshire to present paula pierce with a faded ink-stained piece of paper. on it a message written by her father. buffington found the message in a bottle in the caribbean and was in such poor shape she wanted to deliver it personally. pierce says it's incredible. >> yes. he wrote this. his hands were on this. he's been gone 26 years, and he put this in a bottle and it survived. >> reporter: the message read return to 419 ocean boulevard and receiver a reward from teeny, owner of the beachcomber. the beachcomber is the hotel pierce's mom and dad owned. tina was her mom.
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in return for delivering the message pierce kept her dad's promise and happily gave buffington a check for $150. we'll start with live doppler 7 showing a little bit of a break from the steady rain right now, but there's another storm headed our way. for tomorrow look for mainly sunny skies, a few clouds will linger up in the north bay. high temperatures up north will be mainly in the upper 60s to around 70. inland east bay we'll see mild mid-70s and right around the bay, upper 60s to low 70s and mid-60s on the coast but the sunny skies won't last for long. we near a rainy pattern and the rain chances for the next seven days reveal we have a 1 is hundred% chance of rain on thursday as the next significant storm moves in. that continues into friday. 90% chance of rain on saturday as another storm moves through bringing us wet weather through the weekend and in fact on monday which is halloween and rain chances taper off to 30% on tuesday. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast and thursday ranked two on a storm impact scale.
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a period of moderate intensity and heavy downpours and even strong gusty winds at times. scattered showers on friday and wet and breezy on saturday and a few showers on sunday and more rain on halloween, monday, and some early morning raindrops will linger on tuesday and then maybe we'll get our next break after that, but the rainy season is upon us, big time >> that's good. thanks, spencer. all right. are selfies hazardous to your health? what they could be doing to you come up. and going to be a lot of selfies taken here tonight at oracle arena as we count down live to the warriors season opener w.steph curry and kevin drant the warriors have three mvps on their roster. will they get another one this season or is there another piece of hardware they are interested in? that's coming up. and i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. final approval on the big settlement from
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because shevery year. ow that it kills 40,000 californians... of tomorrow possible. because she doesn't understand what cancer is. because she can't spell emphysema. because she is a butterfly, who fights fires. because she is my daughter, and the surgeon general says that raising tobacco taxes... is a proven way to make sure she never smokes. that's why i'm voting yes on 56. we are three hours away from tonight's season opener and steph curry is excited to say he can't wait to see how tubb
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nation shows up. >> larry sbooel live at oracle arena for the big night. hi, larry. >> reporter: yeah. it's going to be a lot of fun tonight. nobody has won the regular season mvp award three times in a row since larry bird did it with the celtics, and that was 30 years ago. but steph curry has won it two years in a row. the guy who won it the year before that was kevin durant and he and steph are on the same roster with golden state. it's really hard to believe. truly amazing so the question coming into this 2016-2017 season will steph make it a threepeat. with k.d. get another mvp award or as many of the so-called experts believe that they will actually cancel each other out, but when you look at the big picture after the disappointment of how last season finished for both curry and durant the individual award really pales in comparison to the big team brooiz prize. whoever the mvp is would only show that the warriors are on the right track to winning a championship. >> that's not what i'm playing for, not what he's playing for, but we're going to give
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everything we've got every night and try to, you know, lift each other up and get better and get all we can individually out of the season so we get as many wins as we can. we want to be in a position where team accomplishments outshadow any of that stuff anyway. >> reporter: joined by abc 7's mike shumann. i don't think they are worried about curry or durant and what does concern them? >> i don't think concern would be a word. curry will be more of a point guard and draymond green's offense might suffer a little and imagine bringing in andre iguodala and the mix and match he can do with david west, livingston and steve kerr has so many combinations that he can create and mismatches against other teams. i mean, it's almost like creating a frankenstein and i think steve kerr is going to have a lot of fun trying to figure it out which is what
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he'll do over the course of the season. >> a really nice problem to have. >> it is such an abundance of talent, and being able to -- i don't think they are worried so much about the individual wins and losses, especially not early on. >> that's what this steam all about. they don't care who get the credit and kevin durant, he fits right in with this group. >> next hour we will talk about villains and the warriors new label. that's on abc 7 news at 5:00. let's get back to dan and ama. things are not going well in niner land as we hope optimistically for the new warriors season. 49ers fans have had enough. sunday's loss to the tampa bay buccaneers was the team's sixth straight dropping them to 1-6. the group has started a gofundme plane to fly a banner saying fire tim balke who many blame for the team's demise.
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>> a settlement in the volkswagen emission scandal. >> 7 on your side's michael finney with what is in this. >> some consumer advocates wanted more but the deal has been cut. a u.s. district judge gave final approval of a $14.7 billion with a "b" settlement between volkswagen and federal regulators. some 475,000 drivers with diesel-powered two-liter engines are affected. volkswagen is offering to buy back the car regardless of condition and pay the owner an additional $5,000 to $10,000 for their trouble. if the owners don't like that hover they can wait for a fix. volkswagen has submitted a proposal that the environmental protection agency must still approve the idea. vw admitted last year the cars were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. a new survey has found the san francisco-based wells fargo could lose as many as a third of its account holders because of
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the fake account fiasco. the survey from management consultant firm cg 42 found only 3% of the bank's customers were personally affected and more, perhaps 30%, say they have lost trust in wells fargo. the bank has released a new ad campaign in hopes of winning that trust back and wells is also offering full refunds and eliminating the product sales goals blamed for pressuring employees into setting up unauthorized accounts. yet another big name will be offering a video streaming service. at&t has announced what it's calgary direct tv now. it's a bundle of television channels being sold at $35 a month, about the same as sony's playstation view service, but much higher than sling-tv's live streaming offer which sells for about 15 bucks. directv will reportedly offer up to 100 channels. however, right now it's not clear if the -- if those buying will have to pay extra for all
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of those channels or if they can pick and choose. wow, what a difference. before you had to buy the big bundle. >> now like a salad bar. >> good way of putting it. >> today's wellness report, open enrollment starts for obamacare and hefty price increases are on the way. >> that's right. plus what viewing selfies can maine for your self-esteem. >> reporter: federal regulators opened health care.gov for consumers to browse plans as they announce rates will be up an average of 25%. the department of health and human services also warned that more than 1 in 5 consumers using obamacare will only have one insurer from which to choose coverage. officials emphasize that the vast majority of people shopping on health care will pay less than what is expected when tax credits are included. meanwhile aarp is suing the u.s. over rules for wellness programs and says company wellness programs violate anti-discrimination laws aimed at protect being workers' medical information and also questions if the programs are
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truly voluntary or if the price on the employees of not mar tis pating is too high. doctors are getting tech safe toe make sure young children get the health care they need. "wall street journal" says children who miss doctor's appoi appointments are more likely to be admitted to the hospital with more common problems. anding viewing endless selfies on facebook could hurt our self-esteem. people usually post selfies when they are happy and having fun, so it makes it easy for someone else to think their life isn't as great as everyone else's. the study found the more people looked at the selfies the lower they reported their self-esteem to be. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. here's to your health. abc 7 news continues. up next, the world series showdown and why it could be the most expensive in major league baseball his fry. >> that's coming up. kristen is here with a look at what's ahead at 5:00.
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we're following breaking news in san francisco. ambulances rushing through the city and one escorted by officers. we'll have the late and kevin
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the world series showdown starts tonight with the chicago cubs and cleveland indians poet trying to make history on the field. abc's elizabeth hur has the story. >> reporter: tonight the battle between the chicago cubs and the cleveland indians begins. two teams hoping to end their championship drought and their super fans pumped and packed and ready for game one in cleveland. >> i was ecstatic. >> been a cubs fan my whole life. >> reporter: chris scoring his ticket for $600 and that's a bargain with tracking sites selling tickets for up to $700 and up to $5,000.
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staggering when you consider the average costs of the world series tickets last year was about $1,600, but for fans the chance to win history. >> it's pretty special, i get to play in front of everyone i know. >> we'll enjoy this for the next however many days and one of us has to win, right? >> someone has to win and should be the cubs it will be the first time since 1908 and for cleveland their last world series was 1948. >> cleveland is a city of champions once again! >> reporter: but just a couple months ago the cleveland cavaliers did finally give the city a reason to celebrate and lebron james says he is enjoying it all. >> it's a day that will go down in history for anyone that lives here they will never forget it. i'm happy i'm a part of it. >> elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. lebron just claimed his
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a shooting and three-car crash. a police officer is rushed to the hospital. we're live with team coverage. >> firefighters pour water on a crash site in contra costa county. we're learning about a plane going down bursting into flames. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. tracking a moderate strength storm set to soak the bay area. i'll have the time line coming up. >> and the wait is just about over. it's the warriors home opener and fans will go home with a little something extra. lights on, sirens blaring as nearly a dozen san francisco police officers escort an injured chp officer to the hospital. tonight we know what redwood city chp officer is expected to survive. sky 7 is live over that scene where that officer was injured. we're going to push in for a
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closer look there. you can see it's been taped off, and a lot of officers there investigating. this is the san francisco ocean view neighborhood where it all happened. >> good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. details are just coming from the scene about exactly what happened in that neighborhood. >> this incident happened on cap hall avenue about a block from the ocean view rec center. >> sky 7 is above the home where the violent confrontation happened. for the latest on the investigation, abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live on the phone. vic? >> reporter: well, we don't have anything officially from police yet, but what we are giving you is sourced information, information from good reliable sources that we've been able to talk to, and as i give you this information you are seeing shots from sky 7 over the crime scene. first of all, chp officer from redwood city, as you said, is at san francisco general. we want to stress that his injuries we're

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