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>> announcer: good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> announcer: this is "abc7 mornings." and two more cars set on fire overnight and the recent string ofs in departments are the work of an and then a new piece of art is getting a lot of looks here in the bay area. >> that's a bunch of bull. >> good morning. it is friday, may 12th. we are feeling the friday feeling and meteorologist, mike nicco, here to bring us the nice
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weather. >> i have puns today. >> you took that one by the horns. so is mother nature when she springs in the winds of change and it's going to feel like spring, early spring. wind gusts 20 to 30 miles per hour. chased away a chance of rain there on live doppler 7. the winds will pick up and chase away clouds lingering this morning. in the 40s and 50s, so dress warmly. 56 to 64 at 4:00, and at 7:00 the sun has not set yet and we are in the mid to upper 50s. how about the morning commute? >> we are looking great this morning, and we want to look ahead to this weekend. if you are taking mom to check out golden gate bridge, they have the parking lots, the welcome center on the south end of the bridge, and those will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on sunday and that's all to avoid massive backups on the 101
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that tend to happen. unfortunately, you are going to have to make other plans and check out golden gate from another vantage point. and we are looking great all the way around and we will take a look at light drive times coming up next. breaking news in the east bay, a rash of cars going up in flames right in the drive weiwa and two more this morning. >> and matt keller is live in walnut creek. matt. >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. frustrating and disappointing for another person to have to deal with a car fire here in the east bay. check out the mess and the damage left behind. these fires are being called arson and firefighters believe it's the same person or people that set the fires earlier this week. neighborhoods on juanita drive and walnut creek called firefighters at 2:06 a.m., and
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the car was in the street and so the chance of it catching something else on fire was low, and then another fire two miles away also paurprked in the stre was called in, and a fire spokesperson said these are a link to other fires that go back to the beginning of the year and they are trying to figure out if it's one person or a group of people. if you have any information, you are asked to give them a call. matt keller, abc7 news. and there's a meeting to possibly replace contra costa's district attorney who is facing charges of corruption. and we caught up with peterson after a grand jury said he should be fired. >> any comment about the grand jury report? >> no comment. >> the da, pamark little to say after a grand jury
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recommended he be removed from office. the grand jury says peterson secretly misaappropriated $66,000 in personal funds between 2011 and 2015. wagner from the da's union said an emergency meeting would be held for a possible no confidence vote and suggestions for a possible replacement. >> this is not about politics anymore and this is about the people. it's about finding a prosecutor within this office that can galvanize the employees, and who can bring integrity back to the office. >> and patrick announced he is running for the da. as for the grand jury -- >> it brings down the reputations of prosecutors throughout the state and it's conduct that is not becoming of our top prosecutor in contra costa county. >> it says you should be removed
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from office. what do you think about that? >> i don't think that statute is applicable. >> the grand jury headache for peterson, and a judge could appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the grand jury's findings. in martinez, abc7 news. abc7 news was at the bay lands last night and a man hid in the bushes there naked and exposed himself to a woman who was hiking with her toddler. the suspect was unshaven and wearing glasses and blond hair and a man bun. the department of justice just announced a sweeping new policy that will determine which crimes a person gets charged with. attorney general jeff sessions sent out the new charging and sentencing policy to all u.s.
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federal prosecutors last night. it tells prosecutors to pursue the most serious crime they can prove. it takes away some of their discretion they have now in choosing to charge somebody with a lesser offense. and prosecutors will be expected to follow federal guidelines in recommending sentences. donald trump admitted he was anything about the investigation when he made the decision to fire fbi director, james comey. the president told nbc news he fired comey because he was a showboat and grandstander before the recommendation came from the doj. comey was furious at the way the lack of respect the white house showed. only on abc7, janet napolitano is responding to
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lawmakers. regents voted unanimously to hire an outside consultant to investigate the tampering allegations. napolitano maintains there was no inappropriate interference but told us she knows it looks bad. >> that's why i welcome the board taking their own independent look at what happened. >> an independent investigator will be selected in the coming weeks with a final report to follow in july. governor brown addressed that budget plan and that puts more funding into k-12 schools but $15 million to the california system is now on hold because of the audit controversy. and state republicans say the governor is taking an approach that is too antagonistic toward
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the trump administration. what a rare treat. if you have a second, stop. you have to see this photo taken by nicholas steinburg. he posted this awesome picture last night. you can see haze in front of the moon when just an photo. post your photos with the hash tag and we can show yours on the air, too. let's post that on line and get that in social media in case you want to see it later. let's look at the san mateo bridge, and not quite as inspiring and hazy, and traffic is moving along on the dry road this morning. the breezes will get breezy this afternoon as will our ferry ride, so watch out for that. and that's your commute planner, and let's talk temperatures.
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danville, san ramon, and right now. pacifica, 49. los gatos, 44. low to mid-50s for the rest of the our neighborhoods. let's look around the state today. fresno, 72. 97 in palm springs. tahoe, after being in the 60s yesterday, only 47 today. cool and windy. averages are 62 and 51 if you are headed there. rain and snow for sunday, on mother's day. not sure that's the best mother's day present. for us, nothing will happen on sunday, but coming to monday and tuesday, that storm is looking a little more impressive than yesterday. 80% coverage of wet weather. i will take a look at that and your mother's day forecast coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. how about that commute, alexis,
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any good news? yeah, we are light. friday light all the way around. and 101 wide open through the north bay as pretty much any other camera you will look at this time of day. 80 between highway 4 to the maze, in the green. and bay bridge, roadwork wrapped up early this morning and no delays for you, ten minutes, and san francisco to sfo, if you have an early-morning flight you should have no issues getting there. we will talk about mass transit coming up at 5:20. now a live desk update. >> we heard of snakes on a plane but how about scorpions. a flight from houston to ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was scene on board, and they saw
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scorpion crime out of a man's coat, and united got those folks a new plane out of precaution and gave them a meal voucher, too. over all, a 3 1/2 hour delay. but they have not found the scorpion, and they have not confirmed that, anyways. we hope they did. >> back to you guys. >> you would think they would make that really clear. thanks. anybody who buys tickets online scored a major win. we will talk about the crackdown that has been a long time coming. why is this cash all over the floor of a bay area burger king. king. and then the
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b.a.r.t. getting hit with more complaints after an unprecedented drop in ridership, and the reason for both is homelessness. they are trying to fix this by finding shelters for the homeless. and this growing dissatisfaction comes at a time when for the first time b.a.r.t. ridership is dropping during weekend peak hours. a trailer was set on fire in petaluma on purpose. the sonoma county sheriff's office posted this photos after deputies arrested james heinz. he started the fire in the couch in a home he was rented on the
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outskirts of the city. he's in jail now on $10,000 bail. martinez police arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank on center avenue and officers found the suspect 15 minutes later at a burger king, and apparently the police chief got jokes. he tweeted this picture of the aftermath, and you can see cash and rum on the floor of the burger king, and the chief writes, suspect captured in burger king with the loot, and did not get things his way at bk. >> got it. and the first teacher housing project. designated money to build units for teachers and they are slated to be built near irving street and 43rd. the housing crisis made it difficult to hire teachers.
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uc berkeley processors are uc berkeley processors are paid an average of they say the university factors in the need to compete with other universities and the bay area's high cost of living. salaries vary base on academic field and past works and seniority, and who is number one? ucla. and then paying $4.2 million in illegally buying and reselling concert tickets. five of the brokers violated state law by using automated ways to sell. in 2014 one company managed to
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buy 15,000 tickets to a youtube concert in just one minute. and then one of the most popular places in the east bay. are you ready for this reveal? yeah, this bull man with bulldog statue was revealed yesterday at the corner of north main and mt. diablo. it's a well-dressed man with a bullhead leaning on a downtown light pole with a bulldog. no word on what the artist is trying to show, but a man paid for it as a gift to the city. a loft people stopping buy and taking selfies. >> i am confused. the dog is in color here for some reason. >> the meaning must be over my head. the country's midsection is getting hit hard with severe weather. from new mexico to illinois, four touchdowns just yesterday. widespread damage reported and thankfully nobody got hurt. there's also hail, and people
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took shelter and every one took shelter and every one except for this guy. >> ouch. >> here's the problem. i can't un-see that. that's jerry, who i will never forget, who decided to brave mother nature's rage shirtless. and that's hail hitting his toned body. he said he regrets he did not go further into the whole yard. i regret the whole thing. >> looks like it hurts, mike. why, on earth? >> is he related to chris farley? >> poor guy, guys. we are shaming him so hard. >> it appears he's trying to go viral. so let's not give him too much sympathy.
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this is 280 and 17. breezy, sunny and breezy today. you think this morning's is cold and wait until tomorrow morning and mother's day morning. here's the bowl of cold air, and we are firmly 60 in downtown san francisco. a lot of mid to upper 50s elsewhere, and only in the mission district and south san francisco also at 60. let's go over to the east bay. 63, unusually dry air today. you may notice it, your lips may be chapped or hands drier. we have about 63 in berkeley. san jose, 67. really? it's supposed to be 76 degrees today. milpitas, 64. no need for the swimming pool yet unless yours is needed. the peninsula, we will have brisk on the bay side and
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blowing sand on the coast side and the last stop up in the north bay. 67 in sonoma, and santa rosa. look at that. 43 in santa rosa. oakland is the warm spot at 50. now the storm we have been keeping an eye on on tuesday, and now it's looking a little healthier and going to bring us light rain. we are in the sweet spot in the morning where all of our construction projects are wrapping up in the full volumes, not here yet. and heading back down to highway 17 south of the los gatos areas near the cats statues we had roadwork every night this week and we checked that half an hour ago and we had slight delays in each direction and they should have had it done by 5:00 and looks like they did. still pretty light, and a quick reminder for this weekend the b.a.r.t. track work now saturday only because the warriors play at home on subpoenaed.
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lake merritt station is closed and a free bus bridge will be provided and once again that is saturday and not sunday at this point. we will take a look at the central valley coming up next. ♪ ♪ it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood ♪ ♪ a beautiful day for a neighbor ♪ ♪ >> you make each day a special day, reggie. >> thank you. >> you can get fill of your childhood classic next week, the video streaming channel twitch will host a marathon of rogers' neighborhood," owned by amazon and it's popular with gamers. >> i love mr. rogers, but lady elaine freaked me out with the rosy cheeks and crazy look, yeah. we are getting an inside look at the president's
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corruption. president trump said he was thinking about the russia investigation when he made the decision. the official administration line has been that russia had nothing to do with comey's removal. if you are looking for warmer weather, you will not like this graphic. it's going to be colder today than yesterday, up to ten degrees below average. this cool weather and the breezes that will develop this afternoon hang around through mother's day. and we have 80s in the accuweather 7-day forecast. it's a friday light commute, and the only red i could find on our traffic maps here, no surprise there. down to 32 miles per hour before you get to altamont pass. that's not too bad, so enjoy it. if you are a chase bank customer, breathe easy. can you access your accounts again. chase ban sbg trying to figure out what caused a nationwide outage yesterday that kept customers from checking their
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balances or make payments. and then fans encouraged to place the flag on their car today to support the dubs. if you are not going to the game you can watch it at 12:30 p.m. only on abc7. we are back with another 90 minutes of news, including the big deadline for the raiders move to vegas. and then how far should pure alpine spring water have to travel from its source to the bottle? ♪ how about less than a mile and a half? crystal geyser is the only major us spring water bottled at the mountain source.
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matt. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. so many people are frustrated by this. check out the damage of the vehicle here on juanita drive, and you can see just how bad it was. the flames were huge. so many fires this week, this is the seventh this week, and the flames were here on juanita drive just after 2:00 this morning and neighbors called on the fire and the car was in the street, and 11 minutes later another call about a car on fire about a mile away on crescenta court in lafayette. firefighters are asking for help. >> if you live in an area that had a fire recently, you can take a look at videos that you may have or just something that you recall and when you see that, if you think you have something to report, contact us and you can do that on the tip line as well. >> reporter: firefighters are trying to figure out if it's one
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person or a group of people and these fires are link to other car fires that go back to the beginning of the year and they are not releasing how the fires are being started. reporting live in walnut creek, matt keller, abc7 news. let's turn to weather with meteorologist, mike nicco. hey, mike. >> we will start with live doppler 7. it's been dry and a few clouds this morning, and they will be chased away by the dry air coming in. the flag, not unfurled and about 20 to 30 gusts over land. 31 to 42, so dress warmer this morning, and the spread at noon, 56 to 64 at 4:00, and then at 7:00, already 54 to 58. hopefully we have friday light. i heard you mention it once, alex alexis, still that way? >> oh, yeah, we have one
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incident on the board and it's minor, 880 past winton avenue, second lane there from the right. i will keep an eye on that to see if it starts to form a backup. bay bridge toll plaza is starting to fill in and the metering lights were flipped on at 5:23 and this is one of the spots not looking so friday light. we will look at drive times coming up next. the chp is asking for help this morning for finding suspects on wine country. somebody opened fire on a honda accord around noon yesterday. and the wounded driver managed to pull on to the right side of the shoulder and the chp shut down southbound 101 for four hours. at this point investigators don't have a good description of the truck. if you live in the north
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bay, don't be surprised if you see a smart train rolling by today. >> they will be riding on a full schedule but you waepon't be ab to catch a ride just yet. amy hollyfield is live in san rafael and will explain this. >> reporter: we are watching for signs of the smart train here off the tracks in san rafael this morning. don't try to hop onboard, it's only a test. they will be testing the smart trains for the next few weeks. you will see 30 of them on weekdays and ten on the weekends. this train will connect sonoma county to marin county and that ride is expected to take 67 minutes. you may not hear that train horn. the cities have implemented quiet zones at railroad crossings so officials say it's important to be aware near the tracks. this service is expected to start in late spring. reporting live in san rafael, amy hollyfield, abc7 news.
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>> amy, thank you. new details that new details that francisco based uber problems. a judge denied uber's request to have the issue resolved privately in arbitration. a legal battle between ride cher uber and the city of san francisco is intensifying. dennis herrera has gone to court to force uber to turn over the names and addresses of the drivers. the city wants to collect a $91 fee for licenses. uber says it supports the licenses but not violating the privacy. uber has removed to request the personal information from the website. and b.a.r.t. is backing an
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effort to team up with the city of brentwood and the transportation authority to see what it would take to build this. it could eventually become a station for an e-b.a.r.t. extension. a major milestone for b.a.r.t. in the east bay, and the entrance to the b.a.r.t. station will be unveiled this morning and will look like this, sleek, modern, and this is part of a 17-year effort to provide more access to the once-isolated station. this morning the white house is changing its story about president trump's firing of fbi director james comey. trump contradicted his staff from the vice president down telling nbc news the decision to fire the fbi director was his own and he admitted he was thinking of the russian investigation when he decided to fire comey.
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and his staff repeatedly said he was following the recommendation. and sky 7 was near 14th and broadway last night as a handful of people held banners denouncing president trump. the raiders say a lease agreement needs to be reached soon to avoid having their move pushed back to 2021. it needs to be done before the nfl league owners meeting which happens soon. the board has added another meeting next thursday with the raiders in hopes of finalizing the plans. let's talk about a team that is staying in the bay area. the warriors. they will be back at practice preparing for sunday's game one at the western conference finals against the spurs. >> they had the day off
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yesterday while they waited to find out who they would be playing. playing. yesterday the out the rockets. >> everybody's main goal is to same. and just knowing that everybody got your back, we're all in this together, and if somebody is going to say something to you, if it's not for the betterment of the team, it's not for your own personal good. >> the warriors will go into the finals fully rested after five days off after sweeping the jazz. and tip-off is at 12:30 sunday on abc7 and that's followed by after the game. >> the spurs look in spaitpin p, that's probably what is going to happen. use #dubson7. she's doing a sweep.
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we may show those photos and videos here on abc7 news. now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> it's going to be a great mother's day, not only because it's mother's day but we have a game. it's calm in santa cruz. they have not quite groomed the beach yet but usually they do on a friday morning. if you are going to be at the coast, watch out for blowing sand. and it's going to be choppy with winds up to 35, 40 miles per hour possible in isolated areas. exercising, you will enjoy the chilly to cool weather. look at this, a nearly full moon there, and 97.5% full. high pollen, high grass and a uv index burn, about 15 minutes today. waking up to eight degrees cooler and that puts us in the upper 40s to low 40s and low to mid-50s around the bay.
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the forecast, about 60 to 69, and about the same tomorrow. we may get to 70 in a few areas. same thing on mother's day. it's going to be cooler than average. a chance of rain and a better chance and some 80s coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. good news for our one issue that i told you about we had in hayward a few minutes ago. some type of hazard and never found out if it was a disabled vehicle or debris, but it's cleared from the board. 880 past winton avenue is cleared. we have a slight slowdown in the pittsburg area. i don't think we are blocking anything on the main line but a bit of a backup is starting to form on westbound highway 4, and we will have details coming up at 5:50. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 18 minutes in the green. and just flipping into the yellow as the bay bridge commute
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picks up at 12 minutes, and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo still in the green at nine minutes. now a live desk update. >> from "abc7 mornings." >> the marine corps announcing a historic campaign that will feature women. it's part of a new attempt to recruit a new generation. the marine corps has been struggling with perception after a recent scandal involving nude photos shown online and there's still an ongoing investigation for the scandal and they are hoping the new tv ad campaign will change what people think of them. back to you. >> thank you. pg&e customers, your rates about to increase again. we are breaking down how much and why. and why. we are catching up with a
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5:43. two san francisco men, one of them a ucsf psychiatrists are facing charges of up loading and trading child porn. police arrested the two on tuesday after allegedly finding more than 1,200 files of child pornography on various devices inside their home on buena vista terrorist. the doctor seen here in a photo from the ucfs website was using
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the university's wi-fi to up load graphic content of kids. he is fully cooperating with the investigation and is on leave. and a mechanical failure caused the fire on the back of the bus yesterday morning in the richmond district. it happened around 7:30 last night. the alternator split causing oil to drip into the engine sparking a fire. the flames were put out by the fire suppression system and nobody was hurt and the bus will be scrapped and replaced with one of the new buses coming online. and then a faulty wire disabled a pump and it cut off fresh water to the fish in the hatch rein orville yesterday. more th the salmon were evacuated from another hatchery when the
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spillway began crumbling. a horse and a woman fell off a trail yesterday afternoon and officials had to sedate the horse and blindfold him and they lifted him by helicopter and brought him to safety here. he was able to walk away from this incident. the rider suffered only minor injuries. pg&e customers, brace yourself. rates are going to go up again. according to our media partner the bay area news group, you should see a 1% hike, and it calculates to $1.65 a month. pg&e said it needs to raise rates for the cost of decommissioning the diablo nuclear plant. the airport is expanding its international offerings and spending $35 million to expand its arrivals area. the free parking offer, good only for travelers flying
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nonstop on certain airlines to certain cities in europe. can you find all the exact details on the coupon on the website, abc7news.com. and then going down after heading up at the beginning of the year. prices have been falling steadily for the past three weeks due to an 11% drop in crude oil prices. a national average for a gal of regular is $2.35, and of course in california it's $2.93. one man doesn't need to worry about the cost of gas, and inspired by the movie "forrest gump," he's running across america. >> he is trying to raise money for charities, and he started his journey to mobile, alabama, and ran to los angeles and northeast maine and this week in central new york and plans to run to portland, oregon. >> i was in downtown l.a., and a 12-year-old kid shouts, run, forre
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forrest, run. wish more people were like forrest, and he tried to make happy. >> run forrest, run. he has been running up to 50 miles a day and more than 6,500 miles so far, and he plans to slow down to 35, rather, so he can have more time to talk to people along his route. >> he's going to be super popular in portland. as a former resident, he will fit right in. hopefully he has good weather most of the way. you can see the sun coming up and the clouds starting to break. by the afternoon, sunny, breezy and cooler. not only today but through mother's day. for tonight it's clear and that means it's going to be chilly in our valleys, down into the low 40s. warmth will return late next week, and by that i mean 80s in the forecast. much slower in fairfield than the last couple of days, and had
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the winds there on live doppler 7. let's take a look at your temperatures in the microclimate. gilroy the only play near 70 today. millbr millbrae, 67. half moon bay, 58. that's the warm spot along the coast. 70 downtown in san francisco and sausalito. 65 to 68 through the north bay valleys. along the east bay shore, 63 in richmond and berkeley and oakland and 65 in union city, castro valley and fremont. our last stop, inland, 65 in danville to 69 in antioch. temperatures tonight, mid to upper 40s for most of us. we'll take a look at the accuweather 7-day forecast. more clouds on monday will keep the temperatures steady. a chance of showers looking healthier, maybe a quarter to half an inch. it's possible. it's a 1 on the storm impact scale. we have one new problem in
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the south bay on the expressway right at the monroe street interchange. i believe it's fully contained to the north bay side and sounds both turn lanes are blocked and emergency crews are there and we are not seeing huge delays in the area, and of course that is not impacting state route 82 or 880 or any of the main interstates through the south bay. 680 looking good. check out the friday light commute through walnut creek. we will take it. we have been talking about the weekend b.a.r.t. track work and it was supposed to be saturday and sunday but now with the warriors home game on sunday it's just going to happen on saturday, so the tracks closed fruitvale to lake merritt station and the lake merritt station will be closed and a free bus bridge, and plan on a 20 to 40-minute delay, and sunday the tracks will be open and you can take b.a.r.t. to the warriors game. we will take a look at drive times coming up just before 6:00. happening today, a terminal shuffle begins at lax.
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it's going to affect one-third of all airlines there. delta airlines moving its operations in a project that will require 20 other airlines to relocate. it could cause a major headache for travelers. you will find details on our website, abc7news.com. and then a judge signed off on a settlement for the admission systems, and they will be offered $13,000 in cash and buybacks. and the settlement ends most of the legal battle over the vw cheating scandal. a controversial work site in a national park. tonight at 11:00 dan ashlnoyes the i-team, what they found and
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what the park service has to say about it. it's a story you will only see here on abc7 news tonight at 11:00. who would think an avocado is dangerous? what people are doing that is injuring them. how far would you go to cheat the carpool lane? we will show you the outlandish attempt one bay area driver took to skip the commute. do not skip this. do not skip this. so now i'm not being perky, telling you that drivers that switch to progressive
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sweet cinnamon-sugar on the outside, crazy on the inside. crave those crazy squares. 5:53. if you have state farm insurance you might have money coming your way, it's a share of a refund settlement. more than 241,000 customers will get a cut off of after the rates were found to be excessive.
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they are issuing refunds with interest for policies issued or reviewed with policies issued between 2016 and 2017. and then bussing people every day for people cheating in the carpool lane. one driver had a doll strapped into the car seat armless, hoodie down. chp said the car seat holding the fake kid was not even used properly. chp in oakland took this photo of a section where you need to have three people in the car to use the lanes, and a real child was sitting next to this one. and then the baby hippo of the san diego zoo. >> take a look at her she was born six weeks early in january and weighed 29 pounds and that's well below the normal hippo birth weight and now 200
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pounds and is almost ready to reunite with her parents and greet her adoring fans. >> adorable. >> looks great. growing so fast. >> i know. >> wow. let's talk about -- i want to applaud 41,000 people at the game last night. the giants are struggling, but everybody is still coming out and supporting them. that's great to see. reds still in town. 56 at 7:15, and it was than last night. and this is your sunday forecast. look at how chilly it is in the morning. 46 to 50, so if mom likes the coffee make sure it's nice and hot when you serve it to her in bed. still going to be breezy in the afternoon, cooler than average, tkpwhreut to 68. if you are headed out during the evening, 54 at the coast. have great weekend. you deserve it. i think your weekend is going to get off to a great
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start here with a friday light commute although we are looking at one of the only slow spots right now. bay bridge toll plaza we have had the metering lights on since 5:23 this morning so that's average. it's not too bad, backed up into the maze there and probably 15 or 20 minutes to get through the maze and once you get on the bridge and into san francisco we are at 12 or 13 minutes. really it's looking lighter than the rest of the weekdays here. and highway 4 into walnut creek, six minutes for you. and walnut creek to highway 13, also in the green at nine minutes, and tracy to dublin, 32 minutes. one new minor issue on highway 17 and we'll talk about that coming up at 6:00. chase customers should have an easier time with their online banking this morning. the bank chain experiencing a nationwide outage this morning, and customers could not get into the accounts. the accounts. on the mobile app, it
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as not appear law kauable. paetsete's coffee says thisa way to launch the summer drink line-up. cleaning up b.a.r.t. the plan to improve your experience on mass transit. and then the new political ad featuring san francisco, and it's not what you think, though. at the live desk, president at the live desk, president trump saying
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right now at 6:00, more car fires in the east bay. that brings the total to seven this week alone. >> fire officials are ready to give us new details on the investigation. matt. >> reporter: good morning,
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reggie and natasha. since the last time i saw you we moved to crescenta court from the other location. this is the second car fire that took place overnight in the east bay, and can you see the damage done to the front of the vehicle, looks like a toyota suv. and it's frustrating in the east bay dealing with the fires taking part. and we are talking to the fire marshal, and explain to us what took place overnight and why it's frustrating to you and the residents. >> we had two additional fires overnight, and one in lafayette and this one is in the town limits of lafayette. they both seemed to have a common thread with the other fires that you have been reporting on earlier in the week, and so we do believe these fires to all be related. >> our town as it at seven fires

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