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good tuesday morning. let me be the first to ask you -- is it hot enough for you yet? alexis told me yes. the bay area went from non-stop rain to non-stop heat. this is the santa cruz beach. it's about to get hotter today and tomorrow. >> who doesn't have air conditioning? looks like we're coming over to mike's and natasha's. >> we'll host you. >> you're closer to i am than everybody else so pack your bags. you're coming to see me. we have heat out there and it's stuffny in some areas, especially places like antioch and brentwood.
novato still 70. no fog out there. that will be the first sign things are about to change i had the visibility on live doppler 7 and it was completely clear. mt. tam, warmer than yesterday, 65 to 84. look at that summer spread. 68 to 90 inland. 83 to 82 at 7:00. so it will be warm when you get back home, especially around the bay and inland. hotter tomorrow and a huge break coming in the forecast. good morning, mike. after a rough day on the roads yesterday today we have some really -- at least so far, we're not seeing major problems so far. i have one blocking incident and it's extremely minor. westbound 980 near 14th we have reports of a disabled big rig in the far right lane. that's a light route as it is, especially this early in the morning. no backup, i will keep an eye on that. it sounds like we have a new minor issue out of central
valley. a report on that in less than 10. and speaking of your commute, some of you are about to get a faster one if you're willing to pay up. >> more express lanes are about to debut on 680. amy hollyfield live in the east bay this morning, hey, amy. >> reporter: hi, natasha. a section of interstate 680 will be getting faster this summe but not everyone likes the idea. the signs are up and being tested so in this idea will be a reality. these fast lanes are between walnut creek and san ramon. drivers can pay a toll if they want to hop in the lane and avoid traffic. some say even though they may use it, it doesn't sit right with them. >> i think it's a way for them to get more money, really. i don't really like it. >> reporter: the cost depends on how congest it had freeway is. since it's based on demand, they can't predict what it will cost
you. but express lanes already in place on interstate 580 are costing drivers around $1.60 for a 15-mile drive. the hope is to make these express lanes on interstate 680 available by august. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank. developing news from san jose state university where another student has been groped. it happened around 8:00 last night on the west side of the student services center. officials say a boy between the ages of 12 and 15 grabbed the woman while he rode past her on a bicycle. the woman was not physically hurt. the suspect still on the loose. at least five women were groped on campus last month. at least five others in november. we have new details in several indecent exposure cases in los al toes. police have after rested a suspect. 25-year-old christian atula, investigators believe he exposed himself to two children in two separate incidents on 23ri81. detectives say they've
identified seven victims ranging from 11 to 16. they're asking other victims to come we are hearing from the owner of a peninsula restaurant after one of his employees was caught spying on customers at jersey joe's in half moon bay. >> devastating is a word i've been using a lot. >> reporter: don is the owner of jersey joe's in half moon bay. pedro geronije jeronimogonzalezs busboy working for six months. >> we can't believe this could happen to our customers and that's the part that's -- that really hurts. >> reporter: san mateo county sheriff's deputies were called to jersey joe's 6:15 saturday night. a woman found a cell phone recording video in the lady's room. the sheriff's office determined it belonged to jeronimogonzalez
and it had been hidden there intentionally. two women and four children were recorded. they need to identify those victims. >> your privacy and your dignity is important to us but right now what we want to do is hold the suspect accountable for his actions. >> reporter: women who used the restroom saturday between 5:30 and 6:15 are asked to call the sheriff's office. customers fiona and tara davis were horrified to hear what happened. >> it's absolutely horrendous. the idea that your privacy is so invaded. >> the fact that they're children is just upsetting. >> reporter: but in this close-knit community where the owner himself lives, customers say they stand behind the owner. katie marzullo, nbc 7 news. here at the live desk, tracking an interesting story out of philadelphia. a store owner could be facing charges after shooting a 16-year-old teenager who was trashing his store. look at this new video.
the owner says the teen came into his store overnight with a friend trying to buy beer. the store owner refused to sell it to them, says the boys started vandalizing the store. the owner pulled out a gun and shot the teen. police say the boy was likely trying to defend himself and they say that because police say the bullet went through both of the kids' hands so maybe putting up his hands like that. the teen is in the hospital right now. the other one is still on the run this morning. natasha, back to you. >> jessica, thank you. this week congress is expected to vote on the trillion dollar budget. so what's included in that whopping figure? here are the details. first, the budget defies president trump. it does not fund the mexican border wall or eliminate money for sanctuary cities. it also doesn't cut funding to planned parenthood. in fact, it protects 99% of the epa's budget. also increases funding for the national institutes of health. the white house got a few wins. $15 billion extra for the military and $1.5 billion more for border protection.
the budget also includes funding for wildlife protection and flood relief in california. happening today, we'll be watching as united airlines ceo oscar munoz is scheduled to testify on capitol hill. this is coming nearly a month after that now infamous incident where a doctor got dragged off a flight. muniz will face questions about that incident and what can be done to improve the relationship between passengers and airlines. munoz says united is coming up with more changes to make traveling easier and provide better customer service. one of those is simplifying the way you file a claim for lost baggage. look at this mess in santa rosa. a car crashed into village pets and supply store on montgomery drive late last night. santa rosa fire department shared these photos. investigators didn't same what caused the crash but no animals or people were hurt. police have arrested two teenaged suspects in the mob robbery on a bart a couple weeks ago. one was arrested for a separate robbery friday afternoon and then police discovered he had a warrant out for the bart
robbery. bart says at least 40 juveniles jumped the fare gates at the coliseum station then beat and robbed several passengers on the train. bart police officers are still working to identify several of the suspects. all right, we're working on getting temperatures together. let me come over and talk to you. we'll look at san mateo. what you're seeing with the bridge is about 60 degrees. it's comfortable. open the windows, maybe if you have a sunroof, good morning to do that. warm air and cool water. it won't be too breezy. comfortable but hot as we head home this afternoon into the evening hours. mass transit, find shade if you're standing out at those stops. let's talk about what's going to let's talk about what's going to happen with our
camera. where you see an asterisk, that's within a few degrees of the record high. 92 in santa rosa and napa. 92 in concord, livermore is 93. half moon bay about 73. our last hot afternoon, another 23-degree spread from the coast to inland tomorrow. let the cooling begin. 63 at the coast. 86 inland but there's more coming up into the forecast. 62 in belmont. mid to upper 50s along the peninsula but pacifica 51. 60s just about everywhere i have a slight chance of rain coming up saturday. alechis? >> this morning is probably a great time to roll the windows down on your vehicle and enjoy the cool temps. we're looking at wide open driving conditions with one exception, of course, getting out of the central valley already ramping up. westbound 205 near mountain
house parkway, we very briefly had an incident pop up with chp. there was a hit-and-run collision called in but that has already cleared from the board there so it looks like that's not a blocking situation. a quick check of drive times as well. if you are going to take that route towards dublin, westbound 580 you're up to 40 minutes. westbound 4 antioch to concord 15 and southbound 101 san rafael to san francisco looking good at 15 minutes. we'll look at mass transit agencies coming up in about 10 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. you might remember a video showing the bravery of strangers who rescued a toddler and baby in texas. no the children's parent's are meeting one of the heroes. plus -- >> billy was born with -- a heart disease. >> that's jimmy kimmel opening up about his newborn son who nearly died. his moving monologue and the message he wants to send. new numbers show how much new numbers show how much san jose
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you're looking now at something that i don't know that we've ever seen before. this is drone video at the devastation in mosul. we'll get a closer look at it here. what's left behind as iraqi forces continue their fight to retake the city from isis. this footage shows the widespread damage following months of bombings. locals there are claiming the u.s. lied about its air strike that killed more than 100 civilians. the u.s. claimed isis
intentionally rounded up the civilians, put them in one house, booby trapped it with explosives and lured the air strikes by firing at u.s. planes from the roof. survivors say it just isn't true. they say the air strikes targeted several buildings and that the casualties were spread out. in today's gma first look, there is an outpouring of support for jimmy kimmel. he got emotional in his monologue talking about his new baby's health. here's abc's diane macedo. >> reporter: an emotional jimmy kimmel recounting the terrifying moments after his son billy was born. >> they did an ecocardiogram, which is a sonogram of the heart and found that billy was born with -- a heart something called tetrology with pulmonary atresia. the valve is completely blocked
and he has a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of his heart. we put the baby in an ambulance to children's hospital los angeles and on monday morning the doctor opened his chest and fixed one of the two defects of his heart. he opened the valve and the operation was a success. coming up at 7:00 a.m., more on kimmel's son and the road ahead with your joogma first lo i'm diane macedo. new details about fallout from mayday and the protests that happened coast to coast. >> most marches were calm. not in portland, oregon. you can see what happened there. a very different story. police say anarchists destroyed a police car, smashed windows and started fire. officers ended up cancelling this event. they arrested 25 people, nine face felony charges, officers say they were hit in the head by objects, they were fortunately wearing helmets.
contrast that to the new video this morning in san francisco. this is the time lapse of the very peaceful march here. thousands of people taking to the streets. saabc 7 news was in san jos where mayday celebrators broke down four symbolic walls during the march for working families. union workers marched side by side with tech workers. sky 7 was over oakland where hundreds hit the streets in support of worker justice. organizers say the work has grown year after year. >> we have put together a photo gallery. you can see it on our web site, abc7news.com. a dallas paramedic is in critical condition after he was shot while responding to a shooting. police say the paramedics had just smarted medical treatment on the victim when a man came up and started shooting. police say one officer risked his life to save the paramedic who had been hit. the suspected shooter was tracked to a nearby home found dead along with another person. police say the suspect had a long criminal history and was
released from jail two months ago. three bay area leaders are among the highest paid in california, the alameda county sheriff topped all sheriffs in 2016 with more than $633,000 in pay and benefits. san jose's police chief and city manage each raked in nearly a half million dollars in salary and benefits last year, topping their counterparts. our media partner the mercury news obtained the new compensation data from the nonprofit transparent california. in oakland, its top employee was a civil engineer who earned nearly half a million dollars pay and benefits. kenny lau's pay is $108 million in benefits however he made $319,000 in overtime -- nearly double the pay your's salary. the city told the chronicle lau worked weekends and development fees covered his compensation. hosts for airbnb and its rival home away will have to register in san francisco. this is part of a settlement reached between the short term
rental companies in the city. property owners will be able to register online instead of in person at city hall. hosts to fail to register will be fined. look at the warming trend today. if you thought it was warm yesterday, wait until later. yeah, it starts when you step outside. you'll notice it's not as cool an look at the flags on the ferry building. they are not moving. so near record warmth today and tomorrow. 15 to 25 degrees cooler and the breezes will make it feel cooler than that this weekend. you have some yard work to do? don't do it today and tomorrow put it off to the weekend. slight chance of showers. i overlaid the winds on our live doppler 7 and there's not much out there right now. here's a look at what's going on with our temperatures. we'll start in san francisco. where's the fog? everybody is wondering where's the cool weather? there will be some at the coast
b downtown 83 degrees. it may feel oppressive. a lot of people don't have air conditioning. when you hit 90 in castro valley, the house could feel hotter than that san jose 89. let's go to our inland neighborhoods where a lot of people have air conditioning low to mid-90s so nearing record highs today. on the peninsula, the coast is where you want to be. pacifica 74. look at the micro climates. 90 in redwood city. up in the north bay 92 in santa rosa. all possible record highs. you notice your yards in our hills all starting to turn brown already. temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-60s tonight. almost as hot tomorrow. the cooling hits the coast tomorrow into thursday. pushes through the rest of our neighborhoods friday and there you go. by saturday mainly 50s and 60s.
hey, alexis. >> a roller coaster for temperatures. on the roads, we're extremely quiet. one of the only incidents we've had was westbound 980 near 14th street. we've had a disabled tractor-trailer blocking the far right lane. we got the thumbs up there and we never saw backup form from that. san jose 101 and 880 starting to fill in. the headlights coming toward us, the inbound side. that looks good so far this morning. a quick check of mass transit looking great so far this morning as well. ace 1 on time today, no delays for bart, 44 trains in service right now and i know it was tough with a lot of reroutes with those marches and demonstrations yesterday with muni. today we should be back to normal service and no issues reported yet. >> thanks, alexis. new this morning, there is a go fund me campaign to raise reward money to find this missing german shepherd. his name is murphy. he was stolen sunday from the front yard of his owners' home in castro valley. murphy helped socialize hundreds of rescued german shepherds. the goal is to raise $10,000.
right now you can see they're almost to $8,000. if you want to donate, we set up a link on our web site, abc7news.com. explosions rocked a neighborhood in concord. you can see the aftermath in this home's backyard on concord boulevard. it destroyed a shed and in law unit. they're not sure what sparked the fire but there were propane tanks in the shed. >> muni will vote to extend its contract with next bus. the deal is worth nearly $4 million. this according to our partners at hoodline. you might remember in january rider frustration came to a boil over repeated incorrect next bus arrival times. muni blamed outdated technology. if today's extension goes through it will still have to get approval from the board of supervisors. marin county needs millions of dollars before new metering lights along 101 get the green light. according to our media partners at the "marin independent journal," the county needs $6 million to bring the lights online. the goal is to ease congestion there. the metropolitan gave money to
bring the lights online but those funds did not reach marin county. the the mtc continues to look for funding. coming up, the 7 things you need to know. >> and we showed you the good samaritans rushing to save the lives of young children. up next, their parents immediate one of those brave strangers. we're already bracing for a statewide gas tax increase and what are you doing? watching this breath savers protect mint neutralize the plaque acids in my mouth. i can't see anything! that's because it's working so hard. hey, what are you guys doing? karen. we're neutralizing. maybe i want to neutralize. you ever think of that?
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looks like part of that exit ramp is blocked, also involving part of a tanker truck and we may have a fuel leak as well. more details in just a few minutes. number 3, from the live desk, look at this, just getting this new cell phone video of a fistfight on board an international flight. we do know it was on a flight that happened before the plane took off in japan. the flight was headed to l.a.x. i'm gathering details. more in just a few minutes. >> what in the world? okay, thanks, jess. number 4, closing arguments are set to begin in the sierra lamar murder trial. the morgan hill teen was last seen leaving her home in 2012 and her body has never been found. accused murderer antolin garcia-torres didn't take the stand. investigators in belize are hoping to figure out what happened to this georgia man and his canadian girlfriend. their bodies were found yesterday several days after they were reported missing. number 6, robin williams' final film has a release date "absolutely anything" will hit
theaters may 12. in it, the late comic plays a cheeky dog who can talk. williams passed away at his tiburon home three weeks after wrapping the film. this is important. a strange recall notice for subaru owners. several models are being recalled because of an air bag issue and there is a shortage in supply so now subaru is telling you not to let anyone ride in your passenger seat for a year. that's a dire warning. new details on a rescue in texas we first showed you yesterday morning. here it is. the mother of this boy had an emotional meeting with one of the heroes who saved his life. >> that family was trying to find a storm shelter and their truck was washed off the road. it flipped over. two young children were inside. good samaritans risked their own safety and jumped in to help and one of those rescuers surprised the parents at the hospital. >> thank you so much for everything that you did, for helping someone you didn't know, for risking your lives to save ours.
100% that was -- it was -- it's amazing what they did. thank you so much! >> wow. well, the boy is doing okay and has since been released from the hospital. his sister is still being treated but is in stable condition. >> nice to see that reunion. we are coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including the tough questions uc officials face today in sacramento over a secret they are keeping in the books. and apparently, people think i'm too perky. so now i'm not being perky, telling you that drivers that switch to progressive save an average of $548! whoo! i mean, whoo. pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation.
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>> we like that. give me dry heat, mike nicco. >> sure, makes a difference sometimes, definitely. it's going to be a scorcher out there today, especially if you don't have air conditioning. when you get home from work and the house has been closed up all day. here's a look at live doppler 7. you can see how bone dry it is. a few high clouds. another push of warm air coming in. warm air invection clouds we call those. that's 280 and 17 to san jose. temperatureses 84 at noon, what a spread at 4:00, a little closer by 7:00 but kind of warm in some areas. 63 at the coast, 76 around the bay and 82 inland. we have one more day of near record heat then 15 to 25 degrees cooler and a slight chance of rain in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> i want to take you back down to the gilroy area. if you are heading northbound, we have a headache as you get into the san martin area, right around the truck scales we have two trucks that got tied up there, that's a crash blocking the far right lane along with
that exit ramp. you're backed up to about the outlet mall so that will take you a while to get through. sounds like no injuries, sounds like everybody is out okay but they possibly have one of trucks that's leaking something. also in we have the bay bridge metering lights that happened at 5:26 this morning so that's filling in, too. we'll look at drive times at 5:40. happening in the south bay, closing arguments in the sierra lamar murder case five years after the morgan hill teenager disappeared. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller live in san jose where the case soon goes to the matt? >> reporter: the defendant, antolin garcia torrez, will not take the stand in his own trial, that means today the defense and the prosecution will begin closing arguments. now, this trial has been going on since late january. it's lasted three months. it's been one extra witness after another discussing dna evidence and learning about the
digital trail sierra lamar left on her laptop before leaving home from school on march 16, 2012. she was never seen again. the defense says without a body, the case is circumstantial. >> what the prosecution is going to say is when you look at this mountain of evidence that there's no other rational explanation than mr. garcia torres kidnapped and killed sierra lamar. there's no other way we can look at this which makes sense based on all of the evidence >> reporter: sierra lamar was 15 and the focus of an extensive volunteer search effort. the fate of her accused killer, garcia-torres, will be in the hands of seven women and five men. the trial is scheduled to resume at 8:30. reporting live from san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. san francisco police are looking for the gunman who shot at a car and ended up killing a 15-year-old boy. this happened yesterday in the city's sunset district at sunset
boulevard and kirkham street yesterday. the boy and the passenger were in this car. the passenger was not hurt. investigators are looking for any possible suspects and surveillance video. people who live in the area told abc 7 the area where this happened is usually pretty quiet ebl except for the occasional car break in. investigators are trying to determine what caused this fire that burned through a homeless encampment in oakland. a viewer snapped photos of the damage. several tents and people's personal belongings were destroyed. no one was hurt. happening today, state assembly members are holding a hearing to discuss a recent audit at the university of california after the discovery of a very large secret fund. the state auditor found uc's president's office failed to disclose $175 million held in a special fund. lawmakers are callin for a reversal of a recent tuition hike now and more oversight over the system's finances. uber is planning to sue san francisco in a move it says will
protect its drivers. the "chronicle" reports uber filed initial court papers yesterday hoping to block a request to provide the names and addresses of all its drivers. uber says the city would post the driver's home addresses on a public web site. the city says it's trying to notify drivers that they are required to get business licenses. this morning, the white house is down playing a comment by president trump that he is open to meeting with north korea's kim jong-un. the president says he would be on or nod do it under the right circumstances. the comment marks the departure from the hardline stance the president has had against north korea in he cent weeks. the administration has raised the possibility of a preemptive strike if the north conduct another nuclear test. for the first time we're getting a look at cell phone video of the shooter behind the deadly birthday party attack in san diego. this video shows peter selis, the gunman, see him delight? he's on the lounge chair beneed
the umbrella at that pool party. it shows him reloading his gun and taking aim. police say he was distraught over a recent breakup and was on the phone with his ex so she could listen to the shootings. one woman who attended the party described what she saw. >> he did say "if you don't want to die, get out now." but he was still shooting people as they were running away and anyone who came back to help the wounded, he shot at them. >> how awful. a mother was killed, six others were injured before police shot and killed selis. the victims were black and latino, selis is white, police are saying they don't believe race played a factor. investigators are trying to understand why a university of texas student stabbed four other students. you see here 21-year-old kendrics white after he surrendered to police yesterday. police say white walked up to four students, attacked them with a hunting knife about a block from school. a 1-year-old freshman died.
three other victims are expected to recover. 5:35. an escaped inmate in the north bay is back in jail. deputies believe richard medina climbed over a fence yesterday. he was discovered missing but police tracked him to windsor, his hometown. medina is serving time for battery and assault and was scheduled to be released in september. happening today, a vote that could make it safer to ride bikes in one of san francisco's most crash-prone areas. this is part of the upper market street safety project. the sfmta will vote on improvements on market between octavia and castro. benicia will be voting on whether residents can keep mini pigs as pets. if the ordnance passes, the rules for owning a mini pig would be similar to owning a dog. they have to be leashed in public and owners have to pick up the waste. the pigs must be licensed and wear a dog tag and be neutered or spayed. the part of the ordnance that's causing a stink with local
experts is that there's a weight limit of 100 pounds. they say that's not realistic because mini pigs, despite their name, can weigh 300 pounds. let's move off that subject and talk about these. >> what? >> yeah! these will be on your seats if you happen to have a ticket to the game. where's yours? >> right over here. >> the warriors host the jazz in the first game of round two of the playoffs. head coach steve kerr may miss this one and more. state your names out he's still feeling the effects, those headaches and back pain he's had for nearly two years. for now, there's no time frame for kerr's return. the jazz are coming off a win in l.a., the warriors have had a week of rest and they hope to start out hot. tipoff at 7:30 at oracle arena. dub nation, we want to see how you are supporting the players. share your pictures on social media, you may see them on air. >> these already being draped
over the seats. it still has the nice "strength in numbers." i like this one, mike. >> you jealous? >> just got stolen by mike nicco. >> you gave it up that easy! you're so sweet! i didn't think you'd give it up that easily. >> for you mike, anything. >> you're too kind. that's so nice. the subs take care dubs take ca fans. that's what makes this so special. especially when you have guys like steph curry. it's round two at oracle arena. is 74 when you go in at 7:30 and 67 when you come out. at least oracle is air conditioned. look at these temperatures, especially in the north bay where we're 18 to 16 degrees warmer yesterday. the rest of us up to seven degrees cooler. 57 in petaluma and mill valley. american canyon at 58 and 59. everyone else low to mid-60s.
san jose 63. 59 at san ramon. did you see tracy and brentwood? 75 and 76. low 90s through the central valley. l.a. 84, palm springs 103. that's a gorgeous picture from south beach. just love the soft colors this morning. harsh reality near record highs today and tomorrow but look at that switch. nearly 20 degrees cooler. i'll show you that coming up in the accuweather seven day forecast. >> i want to take you back down to south bay. we have trouble around gilroy. now we have two issues to talk about. we have two semis that collided around the truck scales as you get close to san martin. that's blocking the far right lane and at least part of the exit ramp. we may be a little closer to
five so that backup to state route 152. once you make it past that, we hear we've got a box with a lot of air filters blocking a couple lanes so folks are swerving around that. this is the time of day where that fills in anyway. a couple challenge there is. on northbound 101 into the san jose area, a quick check of drive times westbound 80 highway 4 to the maez 20 minutes. 13 minutes if you're heading across the bay bridge and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo, the green in just nine minutes. another day, another fight on the plane to tell you about this morning. this time on an international flight from japan to california. look at this wild video. a full on fistfight on board a plane scheduled to fly from narita, japan, to l.a.x. the flight itself was scheduled to leave 10 minutes before it left this happened and passengers on board say the staff handled the situation "the best they could."
japan told -- "japan today" reported it was a 44-year-old american passenger that got arrested for this brawl and faces assault charges and wild to see, caught on camera, we've seen so many of these incidents lately and now another one. reggie, natasha, back to you. >> not that there's anything to excuse that behavior but i want to hear the back story. let us know if you find out. so weird, thank you. alexis is talking about the metering lights on the bay bridge. they help ease traffic but there are some issues getting them online in the north bay. also, trouble on a moving bus as a child falls through the emergency door. what's being done now to step up safety. and a hiker recovering from and a hiker recovering from a
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it's 5:44. the president says he's open to raising the federal gasoline tax to pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan. right now it's at 18.4 cents a gallon for regular and 24 cents for diesel. that tax hasn't changed since 1993. it's cut into federal spending for highway construction and repair. no word on how much of an increase the president is willing to consider. remember our state gas tax is going up. >> as you make your plans on what to do with this gorgeous weather, here is your warning.
warm sunshine not only bringing out the hikers but the rattlesnakes in the east bay regional parks. one man was bit while hiking at mission peak in fremont yesterday afternoon and paramedics had to rush to get him medical attention while trying to find a hospital that stocks the rare anti-venom. not all of them have it. the chp says the hiker had a swollen hand and was in pretty severe pain. six sightings have been made in the last week, including yesterday's victim and a dog that got bitten. you will find tips on our web site on what to do, abc7news.com, if you get bitten by a rattlesnake. berkeley police are asking for your help to find a suspect in a stabbing that happened on john hinkel park. police say the victim was stabbed without being provoked. the suspect is described as an the suspect is described as an adult white male in his 30s.
>> for the first time, the government has been saying a hoverboard did indeed spark a fire that caused death. the consumer product safety commission has evidence a layz board was involved in this fire on march 10. the fire killed two young girls. the commission is urging everyone to stop riding or charging the hoverboards. agency is also investigating more than 100 fires related to hoverboards manufactured by a variety of companies. no need to panic, good news, your favorite tv show is going to go on. the writers guild of america reached a three-year deal overnight the major studios and networks averting a strike. it represents about 13,000 members and was set to strike at midnight. writers were pushing for higher wages, better residuals and contributions to union health plans. the last writers strike was in 2007. it lasted 100 days and gave us oh so many reality shows. surveillance video from a school bus captured the moment a second grader fell off the bus
through a rear emergency door. he was riding home on the bus in south carolina, one moment on his seat, the next falling out of the emergency door. moments after a driver stops to get him back on the bus, and amazingly he was not seriously hurt. >> i went back on the bus i was cry ago little bit because i had a scratch right here on my shoulder but i was really scared. like i really didn't know what happened. >> it should have been secure. it really should have. it should never have happened. the door shouldn't just come open like that. >> the school district gave the family a form to get medical bills reimbursed. the district says they've taken appropriate action against the bus driver. the sierra snow pack is double its normal level. the state's final snow pack of the season found the snow pack at 190% of normal. that's the most since 1998. pretty drone video from earlier in the season there.
the snow pack measurement is important because it accounts 20 or% of our state's water supply j. >> when i first got my apartment in san francisco i thought there's no direct sun, kind of depressing. >> we don't need air conditioning. >> so happy not to have that, mike. >> creative ways even in san francisco, downtown 38 but along the coast low 70s with a breeze there. so you can see at the golden gate bridge there's a little breeze, the flag on the right. let's talk what about will happen. record-setting hot sunshine next two days. cooling breezes head east from the coast starting thursday and they'll drop us up to 25 degrees by saturday. there's a satellite chance of rain in the north bay saturday. here's the high pressure and storm track. look at it bulging up to the north. because of it we'll have the warm temperatures once again. look for an asterisk. none in the south bay but still darn hot. milpitas 78. gilroy and los gatos 90.
redwood city, 90. that would be a record high, the warmest temperature on the peninsula. loy to mid-70s on the coast. north bay 90 in san rafael, napa and santa rosa 29. 88 in richmond and oakland 88 in free month not a record high. concord 92. the record high in livermore is 95. we'll be darn close. tonight we'll be in the 50s and 60s once again but look at the marine layer at the coast. that means the coast is going to start feeling some cooling tomorrow and especially into thursday. all of us get it by friday and mainly 50s and 60s with kind of a raw day saturday. the breezes will taper. warmer weather sunday and monday. another 48 hours of wondering how to stay cool. you're always cool, alexis, right? >> i don't think so. i've got all the fans going at my place. >> are you going to be jogging today? >> no, i don't think so.
no jog, maybe just a walk or something early in the day. but after that i don't know. so roll those windows down now and enjoy that mostly cool air we have out there this morning. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on for 30 minutes so that's getting busy. another spot filling in southbound 680 through the walnut creek area. a lot of brake lights as you make your way through walnut creek. no blocking issues. the place we have some trouble is around gilroy so if you're traveling nn traveling northbound, we have two issues. one is near the truck scales at the san martin area. we have the crash involving two semis blocking the far right lane and part of the exit ramp. once you make it through the morgan hill area we have debris in the roadway, a couple boxes that folks are swerving around causing a backup. we'll see if these two merge and we have one long delay here shortly if they're both blocking for much longer. i think that's what will happen. next traffic update just before 6:00. >> thank you, alexis. this is my favorite story of the morning. happening today, a familiar
face outside san francisco's sir francis drake hotel will celebrate 40 years on the job. >> taxi, taxi. >> that is tom sweeney. he has been a doorman at the hotel since 1987. it all started adds a summer job. he says he was having so much fun he decided to turn it into a career. even now he still finds joy in what some would say are the tedious parts of his job. >> the most-asked question in 40 years is "where does a cable car stop?" like 25,000 times a year that happens. the second most-asked question is "where's fisherman's worth" 15,000 times a year. and the third is "where's an atm machine" 5,000 times a year. >> you don't get tired of answering? >> no, it's always from a different person. >> don't you love his joy. sweeney has run beta breakers in that beef eater outfit, he's been in soap operas. he even tackled a robber in it. mayor ed lee declared today tom sweeney day in his honor.
a tip of the hat to you, tom sweeney. i think we're going to turn our attention to a huge celebrity event that just happened yesterday. >> i was just thinking tom would have fit in just right at what they call the oscars of the east coast. >> he might have been the best dressed. this year's met gala paid homage to japanese designer ray kowakubo. rihanna chose an eye catching piece by the designer's fashion label. and serena williams glowing in her red carpet maternity moment. >> my personal favorite of the night katy perry underneath a red veil ensemble. i like it because it's so -- ridiculous? and the kind of thing -- it's supposed to be high fashion. it's not supposed to be what you're going to wear down the street or to your mom's house. >> or any time. >> i just realized, her thing on her head it looks like something you put on a christmas tree.
i don't know if that's good or bad. anyway, the event benefits the metropolitan museum of art's costume collection. >> at 6:00, janet jackson's message for her fans. what the singer just revealed overnight. but first, security experts but first, security experts explai watching this breath savers protect mint neutralize the plaque acids in my mouth. i can't see anything! that's because it's working so hard. hey, what are you guys doing? karen. we're neutralizing. maybe i want to neutralize. you ever think of that?
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30% over just the last year. experts advise consumers be aware of credit card skimmers, those are the devices that you sometimes will see put illegally on gas station pumps that steal card numbers. thinking about heading to our beaches to break the heat, just remember it will be about 30 degrees colder in the water in santa cruz. 53 to the air temperature about 83. so if you're swimming watch out for the burning sunshine, exercising, plenty of water for you and the dog and at our beaches, yeah, cool breezes outside of santa cruz, look at livermore. 93 today. 67 by sunday, the biggest transition 86 to 69. we'll drop 17 degrees thursday to friday and almost the same type of drop in san jose. >> taking a look at the roads, we are good if you're coming from the north bay so southbound 101 wide open as you head through the san rafael area.
we haven't had any issues for marin county commute so far today. we have trouble down south. if you are traveling northbound 101, we're up to 44 minutes into coyo coyote. we have two separate problems. debris in the roadway and a crash. if you want to stick to monterey boulevard -- monterey highway, that will save you at least 15, 20 minutes. i'll show you what this looks like on our traffic maps up next. speaking of the commute, how about speeding it up? the changes coming for east bay commuters if you are willing to pay. and an armed robbery caught on camera. what this hotel clerk did that could have saved her from serious injuries. and huge international breaking news i'm tracking at our live desk. our live desk.
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>> look how fast that goes. >> i'm going to pass this to you, mike. it's nothing but t-shirt weather for the days to come. >> for you this is an extra large. unfortunately coach kerr won't be there, that's one of the things we'll miss. we feel bad for him. i'll have that forecast coming up. >> thank you. you can have it. >> you always feel left out over there. >> i know, thanks. hi, everybody. let's talk about the heat, how about it? that was nice of you -- you're giving it back? >> well, that was off camera. >> here's live doppler 7. you can see that unlimited visibility. we'll start to get fog the next couple days. look at this gorgeous sunrise from our exploratorium camera. 53 to 62. milder than yesterday. 69 at the coast. 84 inland. summer spread by 4:00. a