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>> reporter: hi, jessica. well, a 24 hour stand by station open here in concord. they are only allowed to have 25 of these. hopefully that will be enough. you have to build your own. you might want to bring a friend when you get out here. concord had a half inch to 3/4 inch of rain in the last 24 hours and a little light rain is coming down right now, so it isn't letting up. this is rain my photographer shot on his way into work this morning on interstate 580 in dublin. he was getting hit hard with a heavy, steady rain. we are expecting some breaks throughout the morning. in concord, it's not too heavy, just a light sprinkle. it's going to be tapering this afternoon. it is coming at a good pace -- if you are worried about your home, this sandbag station is available in concord.
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this is the city's corporation yard. live in concord, amy hollyfield abc news. >> thank you. a wet drive across the golden gate bridge. a light rain on southbound highway 101 coming into the city. the highway patrol urging people to slow down for the morning commute. you will see plenty sandbags today. you may have some at home. folks poured into goodman rain supply. it was busy ahead of the storm. >> start panicking. they don't want damage done to their house. they are coming in to protect their homes. >> the heavy duty tarp to cover the trampoline and keep it in great condition. we have other things outdoors, so i'm getting another tarp for that. >> during the last big storm, they sold out. this time, they doubled their inventory. >> here is a live look at the airport for you.
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sfo had 30-60 minute delays. 31 cancellations, most of them west coast and regional flights. we'll get an update on the flights as soon as we have it. abc 7 news was there as the rain was coming down in newark. many drivers are taking it slow on the roads, but they like what they see. >> very good because we need more rain. maybe it will ease the drought. >> we cannot wait for lake tahoe. hopefully we'll have a lot of snow there. >> no flooding issues were seen. that's a good thing. the roads were slick. the abc 7 news app is the best way to know what's going on where you live. here is what i do. on your home screen, click on
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the upper right temperature. it gives you a breakdown. you can see the seven day and the hourly forecast. keep this in your pocket throughout the day and keep an eye on the conditions. there's a live doppler dor there as well. do download the abc 7 news app. it will certainly come in handy today. new this morning, other news, vice president joe biden's political career may not be coming to an end. he tops a short list to be the next secretary of state if hillary clinton is president. that is according to politico that sites a source close to clinton's transition team. biden has not been notified yet. clinton's camp is strategizing how to persuade the vp. >> interesting to see what happens there. >> hillary clinton hopes michelle obama can help her into the white house. working against them the steady streak of wikileaks.
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>> reporter: working to keep their campaigns on course with 11 days to go. in ohio, trump addressed minority neighborhoods calling them ghettos. >> we are going to work on our ghettos. >> reporter: hacked e-mails reveal how bill clinton's aide pressured companies to donate to the clinton foundation. they made clear the former secretary of state never made decisions because of the foundation. clinton shaking it off in north carolina. >> i couldn't think of a better place to come back to with another woman whose voice we need now more than ever. >> reporter: embracing first lady michelle obama on the trail. >> hillary doesn't play. she has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. we have new video from laguardia international airport. it shows republican nominee mike
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pence's plane getting towed from the runway. the jet skidded off the runway after making a late landing. they are working to figure out what happened here. mike pence is fine and he'll be back on the campaign trail this morning. witnesses say the plane was coming in too fast and overshot the runway in the rain. the only thing that stopped it, a barrier of crushed rock at the end of the runway. >> the rester beds served their purpose. we are not going speculate on the cause of the incident. >> crews are working to clear the runway, which remains closed. laguardia was closed to all flights about an hour before reopening. bad weather is blamed for forcing a small plane to make an emergency landing in the east bay. check this out. this cessna landed late yesterday. itis no longer in operation. the good news is the pilot was
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the only one on the plane and he was not hurt. a crew removed the plane from the abandoned runway. two drifters charged with murdering a tourist and a hiker in fair fax are set to be arraigned. they are expected to enter pleas during the hearing. they are accused in the deaths of audrey carey and stephen carter on the right of the screen. they testified to the prosecution as part of a plea deal. he says the murders were carried out while the trio was on drugs. speed was a factor in a crash that killed three earlier this month. two were brothers. 18-year-old chance was driving at least 80 miles an hour. that is twice the legal speed limit when he crashed on october 18th. a san francisco board of supervisors committee is holding a hearing today on seismic safety building standards in the wake of the sinking and tilting
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millennium tower. the meeting was called. last month, he held the first of what's expected to be a number of hearings. he said there may have been some political pressure on city engineers to approve the project even though they knew the tower was sinking more than projected. the hearing is at 2:00 p.m. at city hall. we are still on storm watch. there may be a little lull in your neighborhood right now, look what's developing to the south, yellow and oranges. that's the center of the storm. as it slides to the south, there's a possibility of thunderstorms developing over the next couple hours from san jose, the santa cruz mountains to the national forest. some of that rain will continue to push northward as it decreases in intensity. temperatures in san francisco, 58. the financial district, 62 degrees. you can see all of us mild again
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this morning right around 60 degrees. winds never been an issue and we didn't expect them to be with the storm. light and variable. you can see, it is raining there. as far as the commute, we'll have standing water through the morning commute, exercising everything is wet. it will continue to be that this afternoon. you may get a few dry streaks if you want to get on the bike. steady rain this morning to scattered showers this afternoon. check it out. i promised you you would get rain in the south bay. this is 101 and 180 in the south bay. rain and scattered showers today, more tomorrow, heavier rain and gusty winds sunday. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. here is alexis. >> good morning, glad i could put live doppler 7 on my map. darker green, you are talking
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heavier, then the yellow and oranges, heavy downpour. quite a bit of rain here. kirkland ranch road in napa county, a semi jackknifed. they are working on getting it clears. they are all off to the shoulder. slow down, drive for conditions today. i cannot emp shasize that enoug. a vehicle lost control and slid down the embankment. a live look outside as mike told you. it is soggy out there this morning. slow down. we have a lot of standing water and hydroplaning is a possibili possibility. we'll look at drive times next. 11 days away from deciding whether marijuana is going to be legal to smoke. why it may not be the sure thing a lot of people think. the feds bust a massive phone scam that reached to
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india. we'll tell you the bay area connection to the scammers and victims. live doppler 7 tracking the storm that is making for a challenging commute or at least
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we are back at 4:42. this is a live look outside from our camera over highway 101 in san rafael.
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heavy rain across the area. we are tracking with the live doppler 7. mike's updated forecast is minutes away. the san jose sharks are trying to figure out what caused a power outage. there you see it. it went dark near the end of the second period. it took 20 minutes to get the lites on and going again. >> we were like what's going on. after five or ten minutes, said hey, we are going to continue the next two minutes. it was weird. >> they got through it. the sharks went on to beat the columbus blue jackets, 3-1. they will see if it stays on in the tank tomorrow against nashville. tensions are reaching a b l boiling point. police crash with protesters using pepper spray and beanbag rounds. they arrested 141 people. it started when officers tried
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removing roadblocks. the project would span across four states. two reports of shots fired. no one was hurt. they tried to sue the army corps of engineers. the feds are still looking for an oakland man charged in an elaborate irs scam according to usa today. jerry norris and 60 others are accused of tricking 15,000 americans out of $300 million. they posed as tax and immigration agents and threatened arrest or deportation if victims didn't send money for bog bogus, unpaid taxes. one victim hopes her nightmare, rather, serves as a cautionary tale. >> stop and think. you know, you don't -- i don't think there's any government entity out there that demands some sort of immediate action. >> the scam lasted three years.
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nearly two dozen people were arrested in the u.s. the main call centers were based in india. suspects there could be extradited to the u.s. the irs never makes calls demanding taxes be paid over the phone. >> at least seven people in the bay area fell victim to the scammers. suresh m. and hayward paid the most. $136,000 over 20 days. two in san jose and one in sunny veil who paid after being threatened with deportation. awful. proposition 64, the state initiative that would legalize recreational pot. 55% support the measure. that's down five points from last month. the number opposed has gone up two points, now at 38%. >> fighting over should we tax
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tobacco companies? at the same time, an initiative to allow them to advertise on tv smoking and edible products. i think a lot of parents are concerns about why would we want to see more advertising of those products on monday night football. >> prop 64 has the largest support among registered democrats with 66% saying they are in favor of it. >> if voters pass proposition 64, training standards for law enforcement officers could change. training would focus to responding to black market operations and proponents claim it will reduce the size of the black market. law enforcement disagrees. they say the number of illegal, growing operations in states like washington and colorado has only increased since marijuana was legalize zed there. back to the rain. the big story of the day. we are seeing this week, it's slowly helping refill our lakes and reservoirs.
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the largest, anderson lake is 50% ka pas capacity. the nearby reservoir is less full. folsom lake is a third full. lake shasta is 59% capacity. we obviously could use a lot more. >> that's the silver lining, of course. for a lot of folks, this is going to be somewhat of a challenge. things have been okay. it's coming down everywhere. >> it's a nice way of putting it. a little bit of a challenge. good morning, everybody. let's take a round robbin and show you we have rain. it's heavier toward some of the reservoirs east of san jose. you can see light to dark green. light rain to moderate rain all throughout the heart of the bay and up into the north bay. the good news, the heaviest of the rain fell during the overnight hours. there's a slight chance we could get a push over the next couple hours of heavy rain.
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a look at san rafael. not raining as heavily at least here on the tower cam. here are my highlights. here is what i want dwryou to k. steady rain to showers today. we will see a tapering in coverage this afternoon. scattered light showers tomorrow. the best day to be outside. steady rain is coming in sunday. right now, i'm keeping the storm. the latest day coming in, i should scale this back to one. our storm totals are going to top out around a half inch to an inch. we are going to get another tenth to quarter inch this morning. the mountains end up with more than an inch and thunder to the south. 7:00 through noon, you can see a tapering there. isolated showers during the evening hours. overnight through saturday morning, saturday afternoon isolated showers. then sunday morning into the early afternoon hours when we have the best chance of seeing another half inch to 3/4 inch of rain.
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there's a slight chance of rain late halloween evening. alexis? >> good morning, mike. yeah, of course we need it but never fun to commute in the rain. here is a live look outside at emeryville drive. you can't see many still lights because of the reduced visibility. i am hearing reports of a vehicle in the left hand lane there. if you are traveling westbound 80 between the toll plaza and treasure island. we are working on a visual for that as well. just about everybody seeing a little bit of rain right now. we had reports of flooding in vallejo. we have a spin out crash so a vehicle went off the roadway there, way off on the left hand shoulder. not blocking. just another reminder, slow down and drive with care. tracy to dublin, 31 minutes. 101 to cupertino, you are in the green. enjoy it now. >> thank you. the push to teach skills to
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inmates in san francisco jails is so successful, it's being rolled out to other jails next week. we went inside the jail at 7th and bryant and talked with inmates turned beta testers for five key charter schools. it actually is a high school in the jail and falls under the san francisco school umbrella. the goal is to give each inmate a chance at a diploma. the bay area is the center of the tech yufrs so it makes sense they are learning python and java script. >> i get out in 50 days, like december 22nd. i'm really excited to go from where i was and kind of being a computer nerd. >> all the beta testers are women. the program will expand to men in alameda county next week. >> uninsured children and adults in san francisco can get the eye care they need today and tomorrow.
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vsp global set up a mobile clinic. abc 7 news was there yesterday as people lined up for free check ups and new glasses. many getting them for the first time. the mobile clinic is at boeddeker park center. green day is making history but not for their music. next, find out how the bay area band is actually, literally going green. >> it's cool. a popular weekend hangout for locals and tourists alike is getting bumpier. where the safety measures are getting installed. we are tracking the rain for you throughout the bay area. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge. it is certainly hard to see out there, anything. that rain is still coming down. alexis and mike will get you through it this morning. here are the tech bytes. >> in today's tech bytes, apple unveils a new line of sleeker, pricier laptops. >> the new mac book pro has a
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touch bar to see emoji and information from the app they are in. there's a new fingerprint sen r sensor. prices start at 1800 bucks. >> facebook live is looking like snapshot with halloween themes. facebook calls them masks. >> twitter is pulling the plug on vine. the app featuring six second videos. it produced little for the social media platform. >> it did make for fun videos, including this guy dunked in a vat of soda. 101 million views and counting. >> that's brilliant. >> when i have an asthma attack... i feel like a fish with no water. learn how to prevent your child's next asthma attack. because even one attack is one too many.
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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my mom marnie and then she died life. of lung cancer. so i have a personal interest in helping prevent smoking. i'm tom steyer, the co-chair of the yes on 56 campaign. every year, nearly 17,000 california kids start smoking. a third of them will die from their addiction. tobacco taxes reduce youth smoking.
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please. vote yes on prop 56. if we can save even a few lives, it's worth it. welcome back. driving through san francisco's golden gate park is getting bumpier. >> and noisier. >> certainly noisier. abc 7 news was on john f. kennedy drive as they began installing speed humps. they are in on crossover drive. they are flatter and smoother than the pronounced speed bumps you are used to. a cyclist was killed by a speeding driver in june. >> i didn't know they were speed
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jumps. the band green bay is going green and making history. they are at the headquarters launching the first compostable coffee packaging in single serve pods. they partnered with them to develop them in compostable material. they are available on amazon and bay area costcos. were you wondering if it rained a lot this october? this is the 11th day of the 28 days we have had measurable rain in the bay area. let's look at live doppler 7 and the satellite. you can see the storm wrapping up to the south. thunder moving through the southern parts of central valley. flash flooding from l.a. to santa barbara until noon. heavy rain in tahoe. we'll get a break tomorrow and a
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winter weather advisory for up to a foot of snow above 7,000 feet. a couple inches at the lake level. be careful sunday evening. alexis. >> we were talking off the air. every crash i had this morning is a solo spin out. what does that tell you? a lot of folks not driving for conditions. 23rd in oakland. they hit the center divide and facing the wrong way. we have live doppler 7 on top of it. bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet, but that is a soggy drive. we'll look at drive times next. >> thanks. an east bay couple followed a woman home from a casino. what happened next that has them facing serious charges. as alexis and mike showed us, the storm sweeping across the bay area. alexis and mike are both certainly busy. they are tracking those
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conditions. we will help you get through the morning as your commute is -- you are getting ready go out the door. there's a lot of rain. a new procedure promises to deskri
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announcer: live where you live. this is abc 7 news. steady rainmaking for a messy morning commute. live doppler 7 tracking the storm that's been soaking the bay area and it's going to be around for a little while this morning. >> good morning on this wed, friday morning. i i'm jessica. mike, w

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