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construction. >> the owner was facing legal troubles before the fire broke out. amy is at lake merritt. >> the previous tenants are suing the willing attorney and the attorney thinks the fire is suspicious given the pending litigation on the property. investigators have not said if they consider the fire suspicious. they are trying to determine the cause. the property owner's son told abc7 that the hope was the project would turn the neighborhood into something everyone would like and enjoy. some residents say they have not had a good feeling about the construction. [ inaudible ] he tried to sell the building two years but they did not sell
it. everything was not right. >> the fire started at 5:00 yesterday morning in oakland. no one was hurt. the building next door was damaged displacing three people. the former tenants who were here on the property are sue the owner claiming he started construction while they still lived here. firefighters are still here on the scene this morning 24 hours later, watch over the shell of a building worried hot spots will flare-up. they blocked off the street out of concern maybe the building could collapse. >> if you use our news app you were among the first to know of the fire yesterday. we kept viewers updated with information including road closures and power outals. to get alerts, download our free news app with push alerts. >> two young girls were hit by a truck while trick or treating in santa rosa. the four, nine-year-olds were
crossing the street by two adults when they were hit at 7:00 p.m. the younger girl was not hurt. witnesses say the older girl lost consciousness for a moment but was alert and talking when taken to the hospital. it was rainy at the time. you can see the video. police have not said what was to blame but druze or alcohol were not involved and the driver is cooperating. >> pacifica police are look for a man who tried to kidnap a young girl walking at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. the man pulled up in a car, start the honking and yield at her to get in. she would not he get out and tried to force her in and she pulled free and ran away. he was driving a black volkswagen sedan with texas license plate. >> a shooting at clinton library in little rock, arkansas. >> jessica has new information. >> police are saying it has nothing to do with the presidential elections. the shooting happened last night. we got the video of the moment
police got there. a person was fund shot once in the lower leg in the parking lot of the presidential library. they were taken to a hospital. pegs say the shooting happened during a robbery at the library's parking lot. get this, this morning, police are saying the man was trying to sell jeans when he was robbed. obviously it went wrong. he is okay. he is expected to survive. that is the latest information coming in. >> thank you. your voice your vote we are in the home stretch a week until election day and a just released poll showing something that has not happened since may, donald trump is ahead with a one-point lead over hillary clinton. the f.b.i. said it is moving ahead with their investigation into her private e-mail server and focusing on e-mails from huma abedin a top aide and congressman weiner's estranged wife. the f.b.i. has now found a link
between the presidential candidate and russia. >> a if you are putting office sending in your mail ballot we are a week away from the deadline. they must be postmarked on or above november 8. drop it off in person. >> we have a valuable tool at abc7news.com/politics with many of you have unbelievable number of votes. click on the election guide to get a guide to help you through all of the measures on your local ballot. >> facebook will find out in they are going through with the 58-acre expansion in menlo park. the city council will vote on the project tonight, the planning commission approved the proposal last month the, expansion adds 200 room hotel and two more office buildings leading to 6,500 jobs. it calls for 1,500 units of corporate housing including
chains to the general plan which still are being discussed. >> uber and lyft drivers are profiling african american passengers. the san francisco based companies are responding. katie marzullo has the reaction from both companies. >> when passengers use an african-american sounding name, they were canceled twice as frequent limit >> those the findings for uber in best. researchers sent assistants to the field in boston and seattle to request rides from uber and lyft saying they found discrimination in cancellations and wait times. the president of the san jose silicon valley naacp said the finings do not surprise him but they are hurtful. >> that is not how technology should work. it should bring us together as a people. that is the part that i look forward to. >> a statement from uber reads "we believe uber is reducing transportation infree qualities across the board."
lyft said we are proud of the positive impact we have had on community of color. it is worth noting that uber drivers have to accept a fare before they see the name of the passenger. lyft see the name immediately. >> our concern is transportation systems were eliminate discrimination but they could be hiding it. >> this man drives for both and said he by up everyone. [ inaudible ] >> a suggested remedy from researchers is to not use names at all, and to conduct periodic audits of drivers whose behavior appears discriminatory. interesting. happening today the san francisco police commission is expected to pick their finalist for new police chief according to the news the top these candidates could be picked tonight. the community activists believes an asian-american should be in the running.
the commission said they have been reaching out to various communities. >> interim san francisco chief toney chaplin threatened to investigate the department over an alleged leak over a scathing report released october 12. "san francisco examiner" said he warned dozens of people in the department after a story with the details of the review was published before the public release. >> today is the start of the winter "spare the air" season and this year there are changes. during an alert it is illegal to burn wood or manufactured fire logs. if you rely on wood burning you can be exempted but you have to register. if you build or remodel you can install a fireplace but it has to be gas or electric or certified. we is the guidelines at abc7news.com.
your act weather forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> we had 27 alerts during the summer. 15 times we exceeded healthy ozone levels in the bay area. look at altamont pass, sunol grade wet with light rain. watch out for more slick spots. temperatures are running in the mid-to-upper 50s inland east bay neighborhoods and you will see the same thing everywhere with oakland at 60. los gatos is cooler at 50. we have san francisco at 58. san jose and hayward at 57. vallejo is 58. we have santa rosa at 55. here is what will happen. it will be like yesterday. a lost mid-to-upper 60s. cooler than average. we will be back to average tomorrow with mid-60s to 70. by the time we get to thursday we are warmer-than-average from mid-60s to mid-70s. as a rain train leaves the depot, we have another one coming on saturday evening into sunday. i will take a deeper look at that when we come back in a second and a last look at san jose, 87 near the shark tank is
raining. be careful. alexis? >> i will start you off in the south bay. we have wet pavement out there to get the tuesday morning commute started. 280 at 167, not too far from where mike showed you with road spray and decent amount of water on the roads. slow down. drive for conditions. plenty of collisions out there. so far we have a new one at the summit, highway 17 before you get to the summit. we have a solo vehicle spinout blocking the slow lane, the far right lane and we have a little bit of slow traffic. it is rainy at the moment. one of the days to slow down and be came. a couple of problems around emeryville maze and we will look at those ahead. >> there is another deficit in the sierra lamar murder trial and how lawyers for the man accused of killing the teen want to use her father criminal's record as part of her defense. >> what about getting your mail after dark and what the postal service is
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investigating. it is horrific. obviously, we have been in the news industry quite some time but it is difficult to see, the front of the school bus crashing into the side of a metro bus. three fatalities is all the information we have from our affiliate in baltimore, maryland. a huge police presence. many ambulances are out there. it is about the time the kids are getting on to a school bus to go to school on the east coast. we are trying to get you as much information as we can. no word on a cause. i will keep you updated and let you know. reggie and natasha? >> i hope no kids were on the bus. >> terrible video. >> look at the huge flames from a deadly gas pipeline explosion in alabama. one person died. five were hurt. you can see the flames shooting into the sky in shelby county, as the crew worked on the pipeline. the explosion sparked a small
wildfire. it happened a mile away from a pipeline leak last month. that rupture led to gasoline shortages across the south. >> new details in the case of sierra lamar, the morgan hill teen vanished in 2012. our media partner reported that the defense attorneys in the case want to include her father's molestation record in the trial. that would support their argument that the teen ran away. the mercury news said in 2009, he pleaded no contest to molesting her friends during sleepovers at his home. the 22-year-old garcia-torres is charged with her murder scheduled to start january 3. >> bill cosby is expected in court and the lawyers will make some of the accusers take competency and memory toasts. the lawyers say their memories are unreliable because they are in their senior years. cosby has a previle hearing in -- pre-trial hearing in an hour for drugging and molesting a former temple university
employees in 2004. hers tones will challenge sexual misconduct claims by 13 women. there are 60 accusers. >> in the north bay the city council will decide on an emergency rent moratorium. the cap would be 3% a year. in approved it would go into effect right away for 45 days. supporters want to protect vulnerable residents from being priced out of the their home. all the united states post office is addressing delivery delays, some are working well beyond 6:00 p.m. to make sure all the mail is delivered. the usps will add 19 assistants to make the 65,000 daily stops an entry level position. the delays are because they are short of staff and there is just more mail. >> done done has been shortchanging some of the bay area employees and has to pay up. the "los angeles times" reports that several restaurants
including in san francisco miscalculated employee pay and denied them overtime. this is the first time a federal judge has allow add group to sue a company for violations that happened at franchise stores. if the judge approves it how worker could get $2 million. a major route into yosemite is closed. is why: a rock full came down on highway 140 inside the park. the closure is in place from the park boundary to the cascades picnic area through the difficult. >> we have wet roads this morning. we will get to mike nicco. where, mike? >> good question. i have live doppler hd dialed down on the bayview district to bay shore and you can see the area, 280, and 101 getting wet toward campbell avenue and toward tunnel avenue. this is one of the light showers that is behind the initia last push of steady rain. we will have an isolate the
chance after shower heading thrust morning and in the afternoon. here is a look at the roof camera in downtown san francisco we had .01" with isolated shower this afternoon. you need the sunglasses. clear and clear tonight. you may need to turn on the heater. we have patchy fog and warming trend through friday before saturday and sunday. how cold tonight? about all of us, even san francisco, in the 40s. we will look at our next storm, coming in on saturday evening, through sunday, light showers, damp areas for the morning, dry on sunday .1" is possible. at 5:00 on saturday morning, you can see the entire day will be quiet, it is not until we get into the morning hours on sunday where we can see some of the rainfall accumulating, and maybe up to half an inch. my seven-day forecast shows 70s back tomorrow, but for the
coast and they hang around through saturday. alexis? >> we have the wet pavement. we have had quite a few crashes, back to the maze, no longer seeing flashing lights. at 4:30 we tried to solve a mystery a crash reported eastbound 80 at powell and they changed the location. that is what with looked at 15 minutes ago it was westbound 580 to eastbound powell. we no longer have emergency response and if we had delays it is thinning out. i don't think we will have much of a residual delay it will be gone. okay through the bay bridge toll plaza and not too wet but it is in other places. >> bart riders, breeze easier this morning, the bus that is take two robbery suspects off the streets. >> hope to millions of children suffering from peanut allergies. >> a woman trapped in a burning car and the officer who came to the rescue is all caught on
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that's why i'm voting yes on 56. >> fremont police arrested two people accused of five armed robberies near the bart station since late september. officers say the 4-year-old bradley gentry and 18-year-old lewis would point handguns at victims and demand cash. the first robbery happened september 21. pose increased patrols after that. officers spotted two and recovered evidence limping them to all five robberies. >> called to change facebook senseorship policy worked. 70 groups reportedly asked
facebook to clarify policies for removing content accusing them of following requests from agency whosent watt social media site to block user content that shows human rights violations. an executive told reuters they will allow more content that people find news wore through and important to public interest. >> a six year old boy died of a mysterious disease spreading now in washington state. daniel ramirez is one of eight being treated at seattle hospital for a disease baffling staff. the first grader's parents spoke to the abc station in seattle and said he had cold symptoms and dizziness. >> does not want to eat, stomach, treated him like regular colds. >> it got worse. her son was paralyzed in a a few hours and never recovered. doctors believe it could be a rare virus known as acute flaccid myleititis or afm.
the state health department is looking into the cases. >> scientists want to fight peanut allergies with peanuts. there is a skin patch that delivers small doses of peanut protein to help children build immunity. research found that half of the people who used the half for a year could tolerate the peanuts. it works well in children four to 11. they want to study the system to see if it could work on other allergies. >> coffee drinkers do you remember when you had your first cup of coffee, the first time, ever? a new report finds americans booking java junkies earlier with demand at a record high because of millennials, young people aged 18- to 24-drinking the most coffee. they make up 44% of coffee consumption in the united states. this is because the coffee crisis starting at a young age. younger millennials born after
1995 started drinking coffee at 14 years old. >> what? >> those borne closer to 1982 start add the late age of 17. >> so many questions. >> why do you start so young? why drinking coffee the 14? >> my kids' high school is the closest store to the high school. it is right cross the street. >> good morning, everyone, live doppler hd is down to parka headed to san bruno and burlingame and a nice light shower, and move through alameda, on pacific avenue and heading to the airport there, a light shadow. what to expect in november, in oakland we start off at a high of 68 and a loaf 53 and we cool to 61 and 48 and we have been as warm as 41 and rainfall is 1.5" and we have had up to 9.
>> we at 880, areas that are wet here this morning, and a lost san jose is looking like that. i have live doppler hd on the traffic map. not too much but heavy stuff south of tracy. if you are traveling 580 through the pass we have wet conditions and we got reports of a slide off around greenville road and working on details for that with delays building. >> frightening situation for an 87-year-old driver in new mexico after 9 car catches fire. that is deborah spear behind the wheel of a car on fire. she is okay. the police officer helped her get to safety here. he captured all of this on his body camera. she did not even notice the flames until the officer started yelling at her to get out. she was drive on a flat tire to
see her doctor and sparked ignited the present of the consider. she is so thankful to the officer who saved her life. >> that was close! >> they stopped a terrorist attack on a french train and now a trio from sacramento is going for $1 million, they took doubt an active shooter on a plane to paris and this week silt more trivial "who wants to be a millionaire." they were on yesterday and are back today. you can scratch them at 11:30 a.m. right here after our midday newscast. >> minimum wage worker could have extra money in their pocket with a plan to give them automatic pay hikes. >> you and letting recreational marijuana if approved next week. >> images from baltimore, maryland workers a school bus and m.t.a. bus have crashed and there is may be more than three dead in the crash.
we can't go back to the years of devastating cuts to public education. so vote yes on prop 55. prop 55 prevents $4 billion in new education cuts, without raising taxes on anyone, and with strict accountability. budget forecasts show if we don't pass prop 55 big cuts that hurt our kids are coming, and california will suffer budget deficits all over again.
so vote yes on 55. because it helps our children thrive. >> good morning, south bay, let's get going. >> this is abc7 mornings. >> 5:00 a.m. on the dot. hope you had a great night. it is now tuesday, we are in november. november 1. i am natasha zouves. >> i saw people coming in their costume on the streets. >> yes. >> i am reggie aqui with mike nicco and traffic reporter alexis smith and jessica castro. good morning, jessica