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i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm matt keller with lisa argen and alexis smith. matt and jessica are off. >> just a messenger here, the rain is going to be with us today as we could see some thunderstorms. look at live doppler 7. you can see cells offshore. as we go in closer, we've been watching this over the east bay for the past half hour or so. right now, 880, san leandro, 880. further to the north, mcarthur boulevard. kensington has the stourhowers. pushing into san ramon. these will be pushing in along the coast. >> i'll take you back to the east bay on my traffic maps, as well. we do have a sig alert. though it is not in a terrible spot. so far, we're not seeing a major backup. it is due to a pothole here. southbound 13 before broadway terrace, the left lane is
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blocked. not sure how long. sounds like it was a major one and several vehicles got flat tires before they put the closure in place. a soggy bay bridge. the metering lights on 5:30 this morning. slow drive approaching the bridge. once you make it on the bridge, looking okay. we'll look at drive times in less than ten. >> thanks, alexis. searchers will be out at alameda creek where officers believe a young woman died when she lost control of her car and drove into the creek. >> she and her car are still out there near niles canyon and palomares road. elissa harrington is live near the scene for us. >> such a sad story. the driver, an 18-year-old woman from tracy, has been missing since saturday morning. divers and search teams have not opinion automobile been able to get into the water because it's been too dangerous. this is what the alameda creek looks like now, more like a river, swollen and deep with rapids. rescuers are concerned about
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branchers or other debris in the water that could be dangerous for dive teams. the alameda county sheriff's department said the driver crossed the center line and clipped another car. then she slid off the road and into the creek. people who live in the area say the road gets slippery. >> we knew it had to have been pretty serious, yeah. because we seen everybody, the rescue people, looking along the river there. like they were looking for something. >> the water is cold. so hypothermia. it is a sad situation. >> pictures taken by our media partners, the bay area newsgroup, show searchers along the muddy banks. the driver is still being called missing this morning because sheriff's deputies have not been able to find her or the car. they're still hoping this is a rescue mission. alameda county sheriff's
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officials also used drone and helicopters to search from above but found no sign of the vehicle or the driver. niles canyon road is open now but it will close at 10:00 a.m. once the search continues. reporting live in alameda, elissa harrington, abc 7 news. >> terrible story. thank you. there is relief this morning if you drive highway 37 through marin county. part of it has been reopened to traffic. this though, what it looked like yesterday afternoon. you can see several feet of water forcing it to be closed between 101 and lakeville road over the weekend. drivers certainly ran into trouble. basically cut off people to most of marin county there. chp reopened the stretch between lakeville and atherton in novato last night after the water receded a bit. chp will have extra officers out there to help with the morning commute. drivers across the north bay face tough driving yesterday. 101 was flooded in marin city. in sonoma county, a mud slide
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and downed trees caused problems for the forestville residents. highway 12 and 121 in shellville looked like a lake because of runoff from sonoma creek. the area is closed to traffic. some people used the breaks between the rain to check out the surf on the pacific pier. you can see why. it was under a high surf advisory. prompting a warning from residents. >> advisory for having a camera too close to big waves. might crash on to it. waves will crash over the wall. you know that. i'm like, i wouldn't have my camera here. >> she's looking out for us. we appreciate that. the high surf advisory was lifted. waves though still high. up to 18 feet at times. take a look at what powerful waves did to a local landmark in santa cruz county this weekend. this is known as the cement ship at the end of the pier at sea cliff state beach. waves ripped the state your n p 100-year-old ship. the ship's name is the s.s. palo
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alto. you can track bay area storms with the abc 7 news app. we have live dopt tepler 7 on t app. get weather aid phone or tablet. police are trying to determine who shot a man at a house party over the weekend. it was held near anchorage drive and lewelling. someone reported a shootd iing. a car was seen speeding away and police arrested four people inside. they're not sure which is the shooting. the victim is in critical condition. a daly city police are asking for your help to identify this man accused of robbing a restaurant earlier this month. january 13th, he took an amazon box from the restaurant. he was last seen wearing a jacket with the word "security "on the back. and a beanie. if you recognize him, you're asked to call daly city police.
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we're learning more about president donald trump's plans for his first full week in office. he will withdraw the u.s. from the transpacific partnership trade deal according to cnn this morning. it is a promise mr. trump made on the campaign trail as part of his policy of creating fair trade deals for the american worker. another campaign promise was about his taxes, of course. the president said he will release his tax report after an audit. a top aide is saying, no, he won't. >> the white house response is he is not going to release the tax reports. people voted for him, didn't care. most americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while president trump is in office, not what his look like. >> yesterday, the president spoke over the phone with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and invited him to washington early next month. russia's alleged interference in the presidential
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election made a marin lawmaker so angry that he wants it taught in history class. he says he will introduce a bill to require the state board of education to develop a certain curriculum. he says the curriculum will ensure all students understand how the russian government conspired to throw the election to donald trump. determining classroom curriculum is usually a long, public process. up next, san francisco civil center plaza could get a facelift. how the redesign would make the area better for the public. plus, new video shows how police took down an ohio lawyer who hypnotized clients before sexually assaulting them. >> crazy. outside, dark and early with abc 7 news now. a gorgeous look at the skyline. yes, it is wet up there. but there is an end in sight. we have lisa argen tracking that. that. we're going to k
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castro valley, san lorenzo, on the damp side. to the north, wet weather. highway 24, this is all moving to the north and east. martinez, vine hill, 680, pacheco and around the san mateo bridge. hit or miss throughout the day today. could see heavy downpours. then we're dry beginning tomorrow. ready for that. in the meantime, we have a sig alert. this is on highway 13. just passed 24 on broadway terrace on the southbound side. this is the first time we've seen red filling in there. the left lane is blocked due to a significant pothole. unfortunately, bad start for a lot of drivers. four to five vehicles on the shoulder with flat tires because of that. heading to the maze, we have an typical delays on 880 not looking terrible. you're slow coming into the berkeley area. drive times. richmond-san rafaerafael, seven minutes. 8 minutes across the dumbarton
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>> announcer: abc 7 mornings. all news. >> all morning. new details about a deadly shooting and robbery in a san antonio mall. this is a suspect being walked to a police car. this man and another suspect are awe accused of robbing a jewelry store and killing a good samaritan who came to help. second suspect was wounded by a bystander who was licensed to carry a concealed handgun. two other people suffered non-shooting injuries in the incident. so creepy. a ohio divorce lawyer hypnotizing his female clients and sexually assaulting them. he is serving 12 years in prison and facing six civil lawsuits. he was caught in this 2014 sting operation. a woman alerted authorities after noticing her clothes would be dishevelled after appointments. no word yet on when the civil trials will start. he has since been disbarred.
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big changes could be coming to san francisco civil center. according to the examiner, the goal is to bring more traffic to the area. possible ideas floating around include an outdoor concert hall, a foodie shot spot. also reopening the underground brooks hall. the ideas may help deter drug dealers and homeless people in the area. interested contractors and bidders have until february 10th to submit any ideas. you're either going to find this really cool or kind of weird. check out the new toy that firefighters in dubai now have at their disposal. it is the dolphin. as you see, it is a jet pack that allows firefighters easier access to shorelines and overpass rescues. this shows how firefighters seem to come out of nowhere with their hoses blasting. felt like someone was blasting us with hoses over the weekend. at least it'll turn off a little today. >> the atmospheric river will be going away. right now, we're left with
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scattered showers. some heavy downpours throughout the afternoon. live doppler 7, we had showers around san lorenzo and castro valley, hayward 92, wet. to the north, lafayette and walnut creek. headed your way to the north and east from pleasant hill, 680 in concord. this will be moving to the delta out of martinez. as we look westward, you see what is offshore from the sonoma county coast. off of marin county. it'll move to pes flash flood watch in effect. the water will continue on the roadways and create mudslides and rockslides. that's why it is a one on the storm impact scale. it'll take us through the evening hours. if we see any breaks, it'll prime the atmosphere for a thunderstorm. 42 in napa. 43 in mountain view. hour by hour, the showers are going to pop up really anywhere from time to time. by 10:00, fremont. through the santa cruz
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mountains. 2:00 in the afternoon, showers. the seven-day forecast, we are drying out tomorrow. sunny days throughout the week and weekend. >> definitely looking forward to that. we still have our traffic alert. this is right around the highway 13 and 24 interchange in oakland. southbound 13, we still have the far left lane blocked. chp issued a sig alert because we have a giant pothole blocking the left lane. several drivers got flat tires before they put a closure up. as soon as i mentioned the backup, we're improving a little bit. it is not very long. you're slowed from the highway 24 interchange. got word highway 84, isabel avenue closed between vinyard and stanley. i'm guessing it is due to a slide. it's been prone to that over the last couple week ws ths with th. bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights have been on for an hour. looking okay once you make it on to the bridge. just hearing about possibly
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another pothole on the central valley drivuley drive. "good morning america" coming up at 7:00. >> we have a look at what's ahead. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt and natasha. coming up next here on "gma," talking about trump's battle with the media. take center stage is sean spicer, making false claims about the crowd size. then the new lawsuit filed this morning by ethics authorities over trump's foreign business dealers. our political team has the details. the trail of destruction of tornadoes kill at least 19 in the southeast. and west coast m mud slides as california is hit with heavy rain. our team is spread out across the country in the storm zones this morning. all next on "gma." back to you. >> thank you, see you then. up next, michael finney is
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breaking down which expiration dates you need to follow and which you can ignore. a possible problem for apple's new air pods. the issue users are facing while talking on the phone. it is dark and early. glad you're up with us as you get your day into gear. keep on top of weather and traffic throughout the traffic throughout the commercial break with a
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live look from the walnut creek camera. wet roads out there. expect those normal delays and even extra delays because those roads get wet and people start driving a little crazy out there. they don't slow down like they should. >> all right. samsung revealing what exactly is to blame for the overheating and exploding phones they had. in a new report, the company blames bad battery design as well as a rush to release an updated version of the galaxy note 7. it states batteries in the first batch of note 7s were too big. samsung used a new supplier when manufacturing the second batch. the batteries turned out to be defective. the company developed a new 8 point battery. a check to make sure pfuture devices won't pose a threat. iphone users claim the pods
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are disconnecting and reconnecting during calls. the issue is only with the iphone 6s and 6s plus. until there is a solution, only use one ear pod for making calls because the drop outs happen when both are in use. >> what? all right. now ask finney. >> jada from concord has a question about the expiration dates. 7 on your side's michael finney has her answer. >> are the expiration dates on food accurate? >> jada, you've come to the right place. i've done a lot of report on this. the dates you see on products are really confusing. for the most part, non-perishable items are listed with best by, sell by and best if used by. those are all set by the manufacturer. not by the government. they're related to quality, not the safety. perishable items like milk and eggs usually are good even past their sell by dates. the best test is the smell and sight tell to see if they're
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still okay to eat. only certain cheeses, deli meats and shellfish are actually dangerous to eat past a best by date. there is make these less confusing. can't come soon enough. >> if you have a question, share it on social media using the hashtag ask finney. you may see your question answered here on the abc 7 mornings. with the rain we've been having, who doesn't want a warm spot in the sun to sunbathe? take a look at your screen. that is a sea lion who made himself comfy at an unusual place. this hood of the car was the perfect spot for an afternoon nap in the sun. melanie shot this video at a shipyard parking lot in washington state. the sea lion gave face to all the people taking photos at the beginning before finally nodding off to sleep.
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very relaxed there. look at him. >> mugging a bit for the camera, as well. who doesn't enjoy a nap in a sun spot? when will we get it, lisa? bring that to us. >> next at 6:30, new era for the san francisco police department. the new chief will be sworn in today. what he says will be his greatest challenge. sentencing day finally for the pg&e over the deadly san bruno explosion. the punishment we can expect the company to face. damage after the latest storm hit the bay area. the cleanup efforts underway after a birthday party was ne nearly ruined by a falling tree. we do have a sig alert this morning, as well. highway 13 near broadway terrace. we've got a major pothole in the far left lane. we have a little backup there. we also have a major pothole around ultima pass. keep on top of weather and traffic throughout the commercial break with abc 7 news commercial break with abc 7 news now.
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>> announcer: good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. monday, january 23rd. i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm matt keller with lisa argen and alexis smith. we have jessica, reggie and mike all off. unfortunately, the rain is not off for today. at least one more day, right? >> that's right. we do have it scattered around the bay area this morning. in addition to our flash flood
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watch throughout the evening hours. the downpours could be coming down heavy at times. as we go to live doppler 7, around highway 1, mark west springs, you have a flood warning throughout the rest of the morning. do be careful there. the creeks are overflowing their banks there. marin, san rafael, highway 101 to the east bay. we've been watching 580 to 680, through the north through concord and walnut creek. more cells offshore near half-moon bay. >> we know there has been so much rain lately, the roads are in bad shape. we have potholes in a couple areas that are slowing you down. sig alert for southbound 13 before broadway terrace. we had red a short time ago from highway 24. looks like that has improved. the left lane is closed while they make repairs. also hearing about a three foot wide pothole around altamont pass. some folks can see the rebar in the road. you don't want to hit that one. highway 84 between vinyard and
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stanley, also closed. haven't gotten official word but i'm guessing it is due to a slide. we'll look at drive times next. if you take highway 37 to get to 101, heads up for you. you could be in for a big head ache this week. stormy weather closed the stretch of highway again. it might not reopen for days. abc 7 news reporter amy hol hollyfield is live in novato. good morning, amy. >> good morning, matt. some good news. the chp was able to open a detour overnight. you can nowatherton avenue but there is a backup on highway 37 using this. some of the water has been cleared, but you're still going to want the to give yourself extra time. you can now get to marin county using highway 37. they've used the closure. used to be at lakeville road. now it is at atherton avenue. the section between 101 and atherton avenue is underwater. it is so saturated around here.
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the rain hitting the soil may as well be hitting concrete. there is nowhere for it to go. residents tell us they're trying to make the best of it. >> it is amazing. >> yeah. >> we need it. maybe it is inconvenient for a couple of days, but it's okay. overall, i think it is a good thing. >> cal trans tried to pump the water out but it was spilling back in from the swollen novato creek. the chp wanted to explain why they're not able to pump the water out like they have before when this area has flooded. it is a losing battle right now. the chp is estimating that this closure could last for a while, few days. it will last into the week. they say they will continue to monitor it. reporting live from novato, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. could take two days to remove a tree that crushed six vehicles in lafayette. a tree missed crashing into an italian restaurant on lafayette
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circle. some of the damaged cars belonged to people there for a martinez woman's birthday party. she described what she heard. >> sounded like thunder. but it was -- >> thank god nobody got hurt. >> -- lightning, an earthquake. >> you can see and hear how close the tree came to the window of the dining room. no one was hurt. you can see the downed tree. kept a crew and power tools busy in berkeley. the tree fell at the pine avenue and webster street intersection yesterday morning. it did block a street. fortunately, no one was hurt. let's take you to the southbound lanes of great highway and san francisco which are closed because of flooding. signs are posted, which say it is closed all the way from lincoln way to skyline boulevard. drivers should find an alternative route if they'll be heading south. no word on when the lanes will reopen. bridgeway is now reopened
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after a mudslide shut down southbound lanes between nevada and spring streets. debris fell on the road, forcing the closure. crews worked to clean up the mess so you can go through but you'll need to slow down. there are barriers around the slide as a precaution. it is only down to one lane between nevada and spring streets. in the south bay, the well traveled old santa cruz highway is off limits for now. a piece of the hillside gave way and brought down mud and trees near edwards road. you can see the debris was enough to block both of the lanes there. the santa cruz public works department lists 28 roads as closed throughout their county. not far from there, the lexington reservoir was nearly overflowing from all of the water. officials released some water to reduce the chance of flooding downstream. people stopped by throughout the day to marvel at the amount of water going over the spillway. >> just to see the power of mother nature. brother-in-law came earlier and he said it was incredible, the force of water is amazing to
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come and see. >> water officials say lexington is primarily a water supply reservoir. it is not designed for flood protection. water came over the spillway earlier this month, as well. before that, the last time it happened was five years ago. oakland firefighters shared this photo. look at the mini van stalled in the water near the bay bridge toll plaza yesterday. they had to swim out to rescue the two people inside. it appears the vehicle was on frontage row that runs next to the bridge and the water swamped it when the high tide came up. abc 7 news reporter katie utehs took this video. the ice was bouncing off the roof. share your photos and videos using hashtag abc 7 now. see it on air or on abc7news.com. track the storms with the a abc 7 news app. you can check where the rain is headed next. enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet. 6:35.
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happening the sentence for pg&e. according to our media partner the mercury news, the sentence could include having a court appointed monitor oversee the gas system. in august, a federal jury found the utility guilty on six felony criminal violations of u.s. pipeline safety rules. the 2010 blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. today's sentencing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in san francisco. the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter will be back in federal court in oakland today. she is seeking approval for counsel. she pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges last week. prosecutors say she helped husband plot last june's attack. a swat team killed martin. she was arrested in her mother's home last monday. her bail hearing is set for next week. a legal watchdog group is
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filing a federal lawsuit against president donald trump today. citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington claim the president is violating the constitution by allowing him hotels and businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. the group says a provision in the constitution prohibits him from receiving money from diplomats or staying at his hotels or leasing his buildings. the language in the claus is disputed by some legal scholars. white house says the president has no conflicts. happening today, bill scott will be sworn in as san francisco's new police chief. the 52-year-old was a deputy chief of the los angeles police department. he was appointed last month by mayor lee. he'd only the third outside hire for chief in the department's 167-year history. 167-year history. one of implementing changes by the department of justice. one of the hardest things he say is earning officers' trust.
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becerra is expected to clear this hurdle. he is the highest ranking liberal in congress and expected to defend policies against president donald trump. bart is trying the figure out how a man wound up on its tracks in downtown san franci o francisco. firefighters say the man was conscious when they reached him yesterday afternoon. he rolled into a gap in the track underneath the platform and that saved him from being hit by oncoming trains. paramedics took him to the hospital. bart police don't expect foul play. there was a 20 minute delay in service while firefighters pulled him to safety. united airlines flights are on the move after stuck on the ground for 3 1/2 hours because of a computer glitch. abc 7 news was at the sfo where united passengers waited for flights to depart. the carrier issued a ground stop 2:30 our time yesterday afternoon. stop wasn't lifted until 6:00 p.m. united says the problem affected its ability to get critical information to pilots. the airline said it wouldw waive
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fees for passengers changes flights. flights were grounded in october, june and july. >> announcer: your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> good monday morning. activity is increasing on the peninsula near highway 1, half-moon bay to 280. you can see the smattering of showers. we've been watching this on the coast. this will be pushing east. we have showers around mark west creek, also in santa rosa. the richmond san rafael bridge will be wet. mirror beach, showers and showers pulling out of dublin now. san ramon, 680 to the delta and concord getting wet. this will track to the east. heavier downpours. get ready, woodside, belmont and san carlos. showers around santa cruz. we could add in a thunderstorm, as well. >> we are ready for the sunshine later this week.
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right now, we're looking at our one and only sig alert. it is not causing too big of a backup. giving you an idea for the condition of the roads. southbound 13 before broadway terrace, we have the left lane blocked. little backup to highway 24. due to a major pothole that gave, unfortunately, a lot of folks a bad start to the day. they got flat tires. bart looked good all morning. 53 trains in service now. san francisco bay ferry, alameda and oakland to south san francisco may be delayed five to ten minutes. no reason why. connecting bus service to the sierra is cancelled because of too much snow in the area. treacherous driving conditions. will be back to normal tomorrow. tracy to dublin, an hour. antioch to concord, 32. san rafael to san francisco. above and beyond the call of duty. a police officer jumped into
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action when a woman is trapped inside a burning car. how the woman is reacting. city council meetings that go to the wee hours of the morning could be a thing of the past in san jose. why officials are considering a meeting curfew. a live look outside with abc 7 news now. a soggy morning out there on the golden gate bridge. we're keeping weather and traffic up throughout entire break so you're in the know as you begin your day. >> announcer: the abc 7 storm impact scale. today's storm is level one. light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safety. safety. track today's storm on the abc
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and never frozen. did we mention they were fresh? live look at the tahoe cam. alexis says it is going to be tough. chains required. and parts of 88 and 89 are closed. >> this video out of southern california. shows how powerful raging flood waters can be. check out how this nissan was washed away yesterday. a teenage driver escaped just in the nick of time. officials say she cried to cry s the flooded road. the vehicle was carried a mile before wedged between rocks. searchers will be back out at alameda creek this morning where officers believe a young woman died when she lost control of her car and drove into the
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creek. >> both she and her car are still out there. abc 7 news reporter elissa harrington is live near the scene for us. elissa? >> natasha, this 18-year-old woman from tracy has been missing in alameda creek since saturday morning. sheriff's officials believe she's likely still in her car that crashed and sank. it happened near along niles canyon road near sanol. officials say the driver crossed the center line, clipped another car and slid into the water. emergency crews searched by foot and air but couldn't enter the creek because of the treacherous conditions. >> the area, with the weather, all the rain we've been getting, the water is flowing very fast. it is not safe to put divers in the water right now. >> pictures taken by our media partners, the bay area newsgroup, show searchers along the muddy banks. the creek looks more like a river with rapids and filled with debris. the water is so deep, the car is
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completely submerged. you can see niles canyon road is back open this morning. it will close starting at 10:00 a.m. to continue the search. reporting live in alameda county, elissa harrington, abc 7 news. >> sad story. thank goodness for the bravery and quick thinking of one police officer. you're looking at his body camera here. the officer smashing the window of a car with his baton, trying to get a woman out from inside. it is burning at the time. the woman's name is kim novak. this all started on friday. she just went out for some ice cream. she hit a puddle of slush. then her car stalled and caught fire. none of the doors would unlock. she quickly called 911. >> i honestly believed that i may not make it out of there. i thought if was going to die there. panic was definitely setting in. i was doing everything i had within my power. i tried all the doors and tried to open them myself. kicking as hard as i possibly
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could. >> her car was completely destroyed but she wasn't hurt. authorities still don't know exactly what caused the fire. look at this. they reunited the following day. he actually brought her the ice cream that she initially set out for on friday. sunnydale based yahoo! is under investigation for whether massive data breaches should have been disclosed sooner. the scc is looking into two hacks from 2013 and 2014. 2013, the private information of more than 1 billion yahoo! users was compromised. in 2014, at least 500 million users were hacked. both breaches were disclosed last year. yahoo! has yet to explai took so long to disclose the breaches publicly. foxconn may partner with apple to build a display panel manufacturing factory in the u.s. it could create up to 50,000 jobs. spokesperson for foxconn says the u.s. is the world's second
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largest tv market but as no tv display facilities. foxconn and apple are well-acquainted, as foxconn makes most of the iphones in the chinese facilities. san jose is considering a curfew for city council meetings. members want a midnight curfew. the goal is to make times feasible for those who want to weigh in or hear issues but have to get up for work the next day. meetings capped at midnight will be postponed until the next day. and the council wants to move the start time to 6:00 p.m. instead of 7:00. freshly turned out senator leno could be running for mayor in 2019. the "san francisco chronicle" reports he hired mayor lee's political team to help with his exploratory bid to be the city's first openly gay mayor. he's not officially declared candy but he kan candidacy but is, quote, seriously considering doing so.
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sports stars are going beyond touchdowns and threes to help a fan diagnosed with cancer. >> aiden was diagnosed with a rare cancer last year. he previously attended a football camp hosted by derek carr. the raiders quarterback heard about the diagnosis and sent aiden a personalized message to encourage him to stay strong. then he met steph curry last month during a make a wish trip. he went to a game at oracle where curry wore a special bracelet on his risk. >> wearing a fighting for aiden bracelet, i think it is pretty cool, that he does that. >> it is overwhelming. i mean, it's just -- it brings a lot of joy to me because to see someone doing that for my son, taking the time out of their day to do that, i think it is incredible. >> aidan's mom says the event was priceless for her son. >> incredible. i love that. >> makes it easy to root for those guys. >> absolutely. let's get to lisa argen. another day of rain, lisa. come on. >> it is beginning to increase,
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too, around the bay area. here's live doppler 7. right here around half-moon bay, highway 1, let's start with the north dillon beach looking at heavier cells. showers in the east bay. scattered between pleasanton, san ramon and antioch. highway 4 toward pittsburgh. we're getting heavier downpours from half-moon bay, over 280, woodside and to the south. palo alto looking at showers. as we go further south into the santa cruz mountains. with a little sunshine, we could see a thunderstorm today. gusty winds. we have a flash flood watch throughout the entire bay area today. then you can see throughout the afternoon, we have heavy do downpo downpours. what i wanted to show you is late tonight, as we still have the showers, and look what happens as we go into tuesday. yeah, check it out. we're going to see sunshine. in fact, that's going to be the rule for the rest of the week.
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one more day to deal with the rock slides, the mudslides and, of course, alexis, seeing the cal trans, trying to clean up from what is slipping on the hillsides. >> we thought we had a couple busy weeks. the crews have been so hard at work. we definitely appreciate that. we continue to have problems this morning. including this traffic alert. we have a sig alert on southbound 13 before broadway terrace. still trying to fill the pothole in the left lane. almost have all the vehicles with flat tires that hit that cleared out of there, off on to the broadway terrance off ramp or towed them away at this point. another pothole on westbound 580. three feet across past north flynn. heavy delays out of tracy. i have more accurate information about the highway 84 closure. emergency road repair. guessing another pothole. sounds like a shorter stretch, vinyard and vallecitos. we have heavy traffic approa
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approaching. the next traffic update is in less than ten. >> back in 90 seconds with the seven things you need to know before you go. >> first, our instagram photo of the day. if you haven't yet, follow us at abc 7 news bay area. see lots of this one. gorgeous. share your photo and video with the hashtag abc 7 now. this is santa cruz. the waves are big out there this morning. it is wet everywhere. it is wet everywhere. we're keeping
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good morning. the seven things you need to know. grab the umbrella. we have a flash flood watch around the bay area throughout the evening hours. we have scattered downpours starting on the peninsula from half-moon bay, highway 1 over to 280 around redwood city and woodside. you can see it across the bay and into the east bay. some scattered showers over around pleasanton. alexis? >> number two, the weather impacting traffic this morning. we are soggy and slow on the bay area freeways. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no blocking issues but you can expect slowdowns. a lot of potholes out there with the waterlogged roads, as well. >> number three, flooding in novato closed highway 37 again at 101. the flooding did recede at atherton so it is open for drivers this morning. chp says 37 could be closed for several days. >> number four, niles canyon
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road will be closed at 10:00 so crews can continue searching for a missing 18-year-old woman. her car went into the water saturday. it'll be closed until the afternoon. bill scott will be sworn in as san francisco's new police chief. he'll be implementing reform recommendations made by the department of justice. scott says the biggest challenge is earning officers' trust. president trump is beginning his first full week in office with the lawsuit against him. lawyers are suing the president, claiming he is violating the constitution by allowing his company to continue accepting payments from foreign governments. >> number seven, apple pie, p p pmpkin pie, whatever is your favorite, you have an excuse to eat them all. it is national pie day. what's your favorite? we want you to weigh in on our abc 7 news facebook page. apple seem to be the winner, which blows my mind as a pumpkin pie fan. >> warm apple pie with ice
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cream, nothing is better. you can pour chocolate over it. it is not going to taste any better. >> pumpkin pie needs no allthin top. it is already excellent. >> what about pecan? >> i'd rather eat the box the apple pie comes in than pumpkin pie. >> wait. >> with a scoop of ice cream. >> matt, i liked you so much. we'll be back in 25. we'll be back in 25. bye.
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good morning, america. trump goes to work. the new president kicks off his first monday in the oval office signing new executive orders drawing battle lines with the media. >> they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. >> a showdown in the press briefing room today after trump and his team make false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd. >> this is the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. >> plus i new lawsuit over trump's businesses. wild weather outbreak. at least 30 reported tornadoes tear through the southeast killing at least 19 people. leveling homes, wiping out entire neighborhoods in minutes. the dangerous storm now moving up the east coast. a nor'easter set to hammer major cities with high winds and heavy rain. as the west is slammed by a

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