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hi, good morning, everyone. it is friday, june 30th. >> yes. natasha and mike are off today, and instead, we have drew tuma. you had to fill in for two people. >> no pressure. no pressure. >> so hard! the pressure is really off for the holiday weekend. it's going to be really nice out there. if you have outdoor plans do not worry. it will be very nice. >> warmer, please? >> warmer, but no excessive heat. nobody's going to be sweating inland. it will be comfortable for this time of year. the doppler and satellite, gray shading is your fog. live look outside. emeryville is doing okay right now, but you still have some mist out there, especially along the coast. later on this afternoon, tons of sunshine, 70s around the bay. warmer spots about 90 degrees. that's the weather, now let's get a check of the roads and alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. looking at the san mateo bridge, not too many drops on the lens here, so it might not be as misty as the bay bridge commute
or the golden gate, and westbound 92 still wide open. i think we're going to see really light volumes all day. westbound 580 tracy to dublin 32 minutes, only in the yellow, 680 dublin to mission boulevard 15 minutes, and 85 highway 101 to cupertino, looking good, just 15 minutes. an update to a situation we had in milpitas coming up in ten. >> alexis, thank you. developing news. the host of msnbc's "morning joe" are firing back after president trump launched a personal attack against them on twitter. >> okay, just to review, the president called mika brzezinski "low iq, crazy mika," and called her co-host, joe scarborough, "psycho joe." the string of insults came after brazinski krit criesed the president on her show. this morning, she and her co-host had quite the response. >> i will insult him over the muslim ban or say that he's a racist. i'll say he's a racist with what he said about david duke. all of these things through the
year. and for some reason, he always goes after mika. and it's always personal with mika. he attacks women because he fears women. >> he had a fixation. >> brazinski and scarborough were supposed to be on vacation today, but they postponed that to respond to the president's tweets. that's how big of a story this has become. they also wrote an opinion piece in the "washington post," and the title of it, "donald trump is not well." in that piece, they wrote, "our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. america's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president." this morning the president's counselor, kellyanne conway, came to his defense on "good morning america." >> do you endorse what the president sent out in those tweets? >> i endorse the president's right to fight back when he is being mercilessly attacked and when the airwaves are filled with raw sewage about him and his fitness for office. >> conway continues to say the media should focus on all the
good president trump does as well as the policies he's working on. >> well, reggie, the president has stayed silent on the topic so far this morning. his last tweet coming just over an hour ago. it reads "crime and killings in chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that i am sending in federal help. 1714 shootings in chicago this year." hawaii has filed a federal court challenge to the president's latest travel ban as it rolls out for its first full day today. the state is asking a federal judge to clarify the scope of the ban and who it applies to. the ban states people traveling to the u.s. from six mostly muslim countries now have to prove a bona fide relationship to someone who is in the u.s. on monday, the supreme court allowed parts of the travel ban to go into effect. immigration attorneys plan to be on standby again today at airports across the country, including sfo, to help international travelers issues. tracking an international story at the "live desk" right
now. a chemical weapons watchdog group is now confirming sarin gas was used in a chemical attack on thiflans in syria in april. more than 90 people died, including women and children. the investigation did not prove who was behind the attack. the u.s. launched missiles at a syrian air base, blaming president bashar al assad for the chemical weapons attack. and this week, the white house warned syria again, if they launch another similar chemical attack, syria will "pay a heavy price." new developments this morning regarding a sexual harassment claim filed against a former commander of the san francisco fire department. the city has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle the claim. sf fire department analyst jessica kennedy charged that she was sexually harassed by former assistant deputy chief kenneth lombardi after she was hired four years ago. details of that alleged harassment have not been released. lombardi resigned in october.
happening today, planned parenthood is closing three clinics in the bay area. the locations are in richmond, vacaville and pittsburg. the closures are largely due to low reimbursement rates in california for providers that serve medical patients. today's closures will leave 20 planned parenthood clinics in its northern california district. happening now, the fourth of july weekend is upon us, and despite the holiday falling on a tuesday, we're hearing that it's going to be historic. >> yeah, aaa predicts that this will be the most traveled independence day weekend ever. abc7 news reporter tiffany wilson is standing by with the peak traffic and travel times. hi, tiffany. >> reporter: hey. good morning to you, jessica. yes, a record-breaking, 44.2 million americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles away from their home this weekend. that's about a 3% increase over last year. now, the vast majority of those people are expected to drive. aaa credits the bump in holiday travelers to a couple of things.
there's strong employment and higher consumer confidence and also cheaper gas than one year ago. while you won't find it in the bay area, the national average for a gallon of gas is just $2.28. aaa asked the folks at the popular traffic app waze to analyze the busiest traffic times on the roads from the greater boston region, but should hold true in the bay area as well. the worst times to travel are today from 2:00 to 4:00 as people start to head out of town. tomorrow, sunday and monday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 to 5:00 on tuesday, the fourth of july. waze also predicts about triple the typical traffic after any holiday fireworks show. so if you have to be on the roads during one of those busy times, make sure to stay safe and just enjoy the ride. live in castro valley, tiffany wilson, abc7 news. >> thank you, tiffany. fire officials in san jose are investigating four fires that broke out on mt. hamilton yesterday. in total, 85 acres of land
burned there. it took firefighters about two hours to bring those flames under control. you can see the location of the fire zone along mt. hamilton road near grant lake. the area that burned had been targeted by fire crews to be used for a controlled burn later this summer to help reduce fire danger. and another fire in san jose forced residents to jump into action to save their homes. >> yeah, flames came close to a neighborhood just off north capital avenue. that's a few blocks away from mayberry road. abc7 reporter katie marzullo has more with the fast-acting neighbors. >> we all got into action. >> reporter: karen abad said her husband was in the garage when he saw the smoke and flames. he called to her and she called 911, but they didn't stop there. >> we also grabbed hoses from our neighbors who weren't home. we called them to tell them to come home, and we all grabbed each other's hoses. >> reporter: they fought back the flames until san jose firefighters arrived. >> i just hoped that nobody's home would burn, and the wind
kept shifting, so you didn't know where it was going. >> reporter: the fire department didn't evacuate homes but gave the wildlife order of silicon valley a mandatory order. >> we took the animals out of the enclosures and loaded them up into their trucks and our vehicles. >> reporter: animals including birds, possums and ducklings. >> when we see something that close with flames and smoke, we take action. >> reporter: it took firefighters about three hours to put out the fire, the third incident of the day. >> we had hamilton, another brush fire at 85 and 87, and this one came shortly after. >> reporter: the fire also threatened the east side union high school district offices. you can see it burned right up to the fence, but the san jose fire department said the flames did not damage any structures or homes. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> we're going to look at a map of all of the fires burning right now in california, so you can see san jose we were just talking about here, and then you can see where all the fires are in southern california.
they're dealing with seven different fires there right now that have already burned more than 9,000 acres. this one in the far monitors is in malibu. it started yesterday. it burned about 25 acres. the biggest one is east of l.a. it's called the manzanita fire. it's burned more than acres. it started monday after a single car crashed in riverside county. it's 90% contained, but crews will be out again this morning. they are battling heat and winds as they try to increase the containment lines. in accuweather, we're going to take you to the south bay. good morning, san jose. you can see we've got gray skies have above, and that's how the majority of the region's waking up this morning, typical summer pattern. live doppler 7 along with satellite. the gray patches on your screen is the low cloud cover, some coastal fog as well. temperaturewise, most spots sitting in the mid-50s. good morning, san ramon. you're at 56 right now. san jose with that overcast sky at 59. we're at 54 in san mateo and half moon bay, 58 in napa and concord currently 56 degrees. so, future weather.
we go hour by hour for you. by 9:00, 10:00 this morning, we do expect any cloud cover around the immediate bay to start pulling back to the coast, doing its traditional trek back away from most communities. and by 1:00 later on this afternoon, away from the coast we do expect a lot of sunshine. so, highs today really seasonable for this time of the year. 66 in san francisco, about 72 in oakland, 81 in san jose, 80 that number in vallejo and about 89 in concord. if you are headed to the north bay, we've got the marin county fair. going to be a really nice day shaping up, lots of sunshine. temperatures not too hot, topping out in the upper 70s. and if you are headed to oakland coliseum, equally as nice. first pitch temperature right around 66 degrees. and as the game is wrapping up, more in the way of cloud cover and cooling off to 59, so enjoy. all right, that's weather. let's get traffic with alexis. >> good morning, drew. we are looking really light so far this morning. a lot of green on the traffic maps. i have a couple issues to update you on. northbound 680 just before jacklin road, we had a report of a gravel spill early this morning. it sounded like they have most
of that cleared to the shoulder. there could be a little bit of gravel and dirt in the roadway, but most of it's on the shoulder and caltrans will come through with a sweeper later on today. and a quick check of things in the vacaville area, westbound 80 before the 505 interchange. we have a fully engulfed vehicle that caught fire early this morning. they made it off to the shoulder. we briefly had the far right lane blocked. sounds like that is back open now. we'll look at the bay bridge commute coming up at 5:20. a car-sharing program is launching something that hasn't been done in the area, and a bike-sharing program is offering free rentals this holiday weekend. and remember this kitten rescued from the golden gate bridge over the weekend? we have new details on how you can take him home. here's a feature you'll only see these guys have a shark plan. >> oli and i are like -- >> next "right this minute."
we're back at 5:14. the u.s. senate is going to consider two immigration laws, one named after kate sign lee, a woman who was murder ede in san francisco two years ago. the house passed kate's law yesterday, which would enhance penalties for convicted and deported criminals who come back into the country illegally. the man who confessed to killing steinle was a mexican national convicted of seven felonies and he had been deported five times. president trump argues the law makes our country safe again. critics say it would actually do the opposite. the other bill would withhold certain funds from sanctuary cities like san francisco. that bill passed the house as well. in today's "gma first look," tennis superstar venus williams under an investigation after a car crash caused the death of a
78-year-old man. >> she allegedly caused the crash. here's nbc's diane ma sadio. >> reporr: in this morning's "gma first look," tennis superstar venus williams is having to explain her role in a car crash earlier this month that ended up killing a 78-year-old man who was in the other vehicle. according to the police report, williams was driving a toyota sequoia and had a green light when traffic forced her to stop in the middle of an intersection. another driver who witnessed the accident says venus' light turned red with her suv still in the middle of that interaction, and when she was able to drive forward, she stepped right in the way of an oncoming hyundai accent. the police report says that it was williams who was at fault for violating the right of way. williams' attorney is telling abc news "ms. williams entered the intersection on a green light. this is an unfortunate accident, and venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one." and coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll talk live to the victim's attorney. with your "gma first look," i'm
diane ma chedo. there are reports that fidget spinners are bursting into flames. fidget spinners have become really popular the last few months. the toys that caught fire have l.e.d. lights and hook up to bluetooth to play music. reports say the toys caught fire while recharging, similar to what we have seen with some hoverboards, and that started in late 2015. the spinners were already on the cpsc radar because children can choke on small parts. if you live in the east bay, you may have noticed your water smelling little strange recently, but officials say do not be alarmed. algae blooms related to the wet winter have caused odor problems for over 200,000 residents in the tri-valley. the water for liver moore, dublin, pleasanton and parts of san ramon is safe to drink but may taste a little musky. officials say all of the winter rain created ideal conditions for algae to multiply during hot summer weather. residents of the bayview and mission districts of san
francisco are getting two weeks of free electric bike rides, courtesy of jump mobility. the brooklyn-based company is the latest entry into the bike-sharing community. starting this week, jump mobility is offering a test period for its distinctive red bikes. the eight-gear bikes which retail for 1,000 bucks have a pretty cool feature, a motor in the front wheel that can tell when you're going uphill and will give you a boost as you pedal. car-sharing has a different look in oakland and berkeley. look at this. the city's partnering in the pilot launch of the bay area's first free-floating car-sharing service and the nation's first one-way car-sharing service that crosses multiple cities. you can now drive to cities like seattle or washington, d.c., and park in a designated spot. the permit-holder under the pilot program is gig car, run by aaa in northern california. the permit is now open to applicants from additional service providers. and look at this. another whale breaching in the
san francisco bay. if it seems like we're seeing a lot of this recently, it's because we are. a marine biologist tells "sf gate" those killer whales are going after gray whales in what's being called an unprecedented predator event. another factor, a massive amount of fish to feed on in the bay is giving humpback and blue whales a whole lot to eat. >> that explains it. the home of the 49ers is turning into a golf course. >> yeah, the team's not going anywhere, but next weekend you can actually take your best shot. ♪ this is called stadium links golf. it started last year in san diego and is coming to the bay area. july 7th through the 9th, you can tee off on the upper deck. your score depends on where the ball lands on the field. we have details on how to sign up, sounds pretty fun, and that's on abc7news.com. looks fun, doesn't it? >> it does. i want some of that sunny and
warm weather that we saw in some of that video, so i'm asking drew if he can make that happen. >> well, then you've got to move out of san francisco. do you know this? you've lived here for so long. >> no, it was so nice a couple days ago. i was freezing last night outside walking around. >> it was chilly. going to do it all over again tomorrow, so get used to it. outside we go. live look at the golden gate bridge camera. we've got the fog, and there is a chance you could use your windshield wipers for a few seconds or so. a little drizzle could be reported, so don't be surprised. live doppler 7 with the satellite overhead showing you the fog. zooming in, san jose, fremont, even livermore with partly cloudy skies this hour. most spots are sitting in the 50s as we get you out the door early this friday morning. 57 right now, good morning, hayward. we're at 54 in half moon bay. so, let's break down your friday hour by hour. got a lot of cloud cover right now. there's that chance of some coastal drizzle, but typical summer fashion. tons of sunshine. and if reggie wants warm temperatures, go inland. that's where you go into the low
90s. mid-70s around the bay, low 60s along the coast. as we take a look at highs across the region, 72 in oakland, about 81 in san jose, 66 that number in san francisco, and about 90 in our warmest spots inland. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. planning the next seven days over the holiday. we're looking really good, just short fluctuations in our temperatures. really, the fourth of july looking great. temperatures have little change, even wednesday into thursday. all right, that's weather. let's get a check of traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. yeah, i can definitely vouch for the wipers this morning. i had to flip mine on quite a few times coming across the bay bridge. and let's look at the bay bridge commute. no metering lights yet. we'll see if that happens in the next few minutes. usually around 5:22, 5:23, maybe later today with the lighter friday and preholiday volumes. then making your way closer to san francisco, you can see a little bit of that mist and that haze. but overall, we are looking at a really smooth commute so far this morning. here's a quick check of drive times. 680 highway 4 to walnut week, six minutes. another nine minutes if you're continuing on westbound 24
between walnut creek and highway 13. and our only drive time in the yellow, surprise, surprise, westbound 580 tracy to dublin, not too terrible, though, 31 minutes. we have a vehicle fire in vacaville. we'll check on that coming up next. >> alexis, thank you. this should make you smile. new details on a kitten that was trapped and then rescued from inside the median barrier of the golden gate bridge. he is now up for adoption. officers blocked off a lane to rescue the kitten named bridges over the weekend. according to the "the gate," one of the officers has been taking care of him. he is being microchipped now. and if you want adoption information, we have more details on abc7news.com. i love his name, bridges. >> yeah, that's cute. happening today, the star of the 76th annual marin county fair -- if you're planning on going, act fast, because it starts today and ends on tuesday. if you're looking for a new way to get there, the smart train has started limited service and it has a stop right at the marin civic center at 6:00 p.m. new this morning, san
francisco police are warning the public about a consumer scam with callers posing as police officers. authorities say callers claim they have a warrant for the resident's arrest. they demand payment in gift cards in order to avoid arrest. investigators say the scammers alter the caller i.d. to make it appear it's come from the sfpd nonemergency number. authorities say they would never call to demand payment, especially not by gift card, to threaten to arrest you. if you receive one of those calls, you're advised to immediately hang up and call 311 to file a harassing phone report. coming up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. and where are the most unaffordable places in the country? not san francisco, but a few other bay area spots did make that cut. >> oh, i'm going to make an argument for san francisco. >> yeah, me, too. >> we'll see what this is. looking for plans this weekend? the highly unusual place you can get away to. >> and this morning is becoming
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stronger or longer what pain? advil. 5:25. whether you're just joining us or heading out the door, here are the seven things to know before you go. number one, msnbc's joe scarborough and mika brzezinski are hitting back hards after president trump attacked them on twitter yesterday. the "morning joe" hosts say the president lied and questioned whether he is fit to serve office. number two, the president's new travel ban is facing its first court challenge, hawaii asking a federal judge to clarify who is impacted by the ban, as protesters and immigration attorneys pack airports like sfo to help travelers. and get ready, folks, because number three, this fourth of july weekend will be crowded on the roads, maybe more than ever before. aaa estimates over 44 million people will travel this weekend, up 3% from last year. and number four, meteorologist drew tuma, very
typical summer pattern out there later on today, a wide range in afternoon highs. 60s on the coast, we see 70s around the bay, and our warmest spot getting near 90 degrees. and number five, we're looking at a really holiday-light commute so far. of course, volumes could pick up later on today as everyone's trying to head out of town. the only issue we've really had, westbound 80 before the 505 interchange in vacaville. a car fire was fully engulfed at one point, the right lane blocked. everything on the shoulder now. six, if you're looking for blockbuster deals this holiday weekend, give sears a try. the financially strained retailer will begin liquidation sales today in an attempt to get back in the black. number seven, flashback friday. time to dig out the old record player from your parents' garage. sony music going to start making vinyl records again due to growing customer demand. sony stopped making those records in 1989 when cds became popular, and looks like we're going back in time. >> there are not one but two record stores in my little
neighborhood. >> well, getting popular. >> it's happening. >> yep. okay, the bay area home to two of the five most unaffordable places to live in the united states. >> yay! >> unaffordable defined as requiring the average worker in the city to spend his entire income and more on a house in order to afford one in the area. and that's -- >> that's so depressing. >> yeah. >> number one, marin county. average home value there is over a million bucks. next is kings county, brooklyn. number three, santa cruz county, followed by summit county, utah, and monroe county, florida, which is in the key west area. >> save your pennies, folks. we are coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including the country that just legalized same-sex marriage this morning. and sex, drugs, and police. the new scandal rocking the oakland police department. and carjacked in castro valley. valley. the way a father and his
good morning! it is friday. it's the end of the week and also the end of the month, which is blowing people's minds. yeah. >> feels so fast. >> things are happening. natasha and mike have the day off. jessica is here for natasha. >> yes, hi. >> and drew is here for mike. >> hi, good morning. >> i thought drew was filling in for both natasha and mike. >> yeah. >> that is what you told him. >> i'm all about pushing duties off on other people, so he's going to be natasha, and i'm going to do what i do, which is weather. >> and do it well, please. >> i will. i have an easy job today, guys. it's going to be just so beautiful this afternoon. if you're starting the holiday weekend off today, you've got a great forecast. live doppler 7 along with satellite. we've got patchy fog here and there, very typical for this time of the year. mt. tam cam showing you the low cloud cover, and it will burn back for afternoon sunshine. here we go, 12-hour day planner.
a little coastal drizzle early on. don't be shocked by that. we dry out quickly. by 4:00, breezy but a lot of 70s around the bay and warmer spots going to 90 degrees. so enjoy. a check on traffic with alexis. >> good morning. we have no official word that the bay bridge metering lights are on, but if they aren't, they will be on any minute. we won't be catching a break with that today. they will be on for likely a couple hours, but yesterday they flipped off around 9:00, so a much lighter typical commute. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze, no delays, 18 minutes. and 80 bay bridge 11 minutes, 101 san francisco to sfo, looking great, nine minutes. we have metering changes for the holiday. that's next. developing news this morning. we're hearing from the host of msnbc's "morning joe," the pair addressing president trump's twitter attack against them. >> and so far, no response from the president. here's abc's jenay norman with
how the tv duo is firing back this morning. >> reporter: this morning, they're the tweets heard around the world, the president launching a personal attack on msnbc host mika brzezinski, insulting her appearance and intellect in a pair of venomous tweets, calling her "low iq, crazy mika," saying she and co-host joe scarborough came to visit him in mar-a-lago in december and "she was bleeding badly from a facelift. i said no." the string of insults came after brazinski criticized the president on her show, mocking him for having "teensy hands." the anchor responding this morning. >> you know what, i think it's been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country. my father just passed away. my mother had two heart attacks. my daughter just lost a friend. those are the things i'm really worried about. the president's tweets, whether they're personally aimed at me or aimed at me in some way, that doesn't bother me one bit. it does worry me about the country. >> reporter: the white house defending the attack, but in person, president trump not
willing to defend his own tweets. >> mr. president, do you regret your tweets this morning at all? >> reporter: still, democrats pouncing. >> stop the disrespect. >> i call him the cyber bully in chief. >> reporter: and republicans piling on to the bipartisan condemnation. >> look, what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone and the civility of the debate, and this obviously doesn't help do that. >> reporter: the tweets also reigniting the controversy over trump's attitudes towards women. >> i think it's so blatantly sexist. i don't even know that there's a question about it. >> reporter: mika and joe also hit back hard with a column in the "washington post," denying the president's claims and writing about his "continued mistreatment of women," saying america's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president, saying he "is setting the poorest of standards for our children." jenay norman, abc news, washington. take a look at the "new york daily news" front page this morning. it shows an eagle, head bowed, and the headline "humiliation."
on a different note, one of the year's busiest travel days, protesters are expected back at sfo this morning to demonstrate against the president's revised travel ban. >> now, that ban hasn't even been in effect a full day, and already there is a lawsuit filed against it. abc7 news reporter janine de la vega is live for us at sfo this morning. janine. >> reporter: reggie, the state of hawaii filed an emergency motion asking the federal judge to clarify trump's travel ban. the new restrictions are confusing many. protesters were at sfo's international terminal rallying against president trump's travel ban. it prohibits people from libya, iran, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen from entering the u.s. unless they meet certain criteria. they must prove to have a bona fide relationship to someone in the u.s. now, the guidelines exclude relatives like grandparents and cousins, and that's why hawaii's attorney general is challenging the policy and asking a federal judge to take another look at
it. >> it's unacceptable. muslims are human beings just like everyone else, and this is another example of trump taking this country in a fascist direction, demonizing whole groups of people, whether it be muslims or immigrants or women or lgbtq people. >> reporter: late yesterday the trump administration made a change to the policy, saying fiances will now be considered close family members and allowed to travel to the u.s. it is possible that there will be more modifications. the judge has given a federal government lawyers until monday to respond to hawaii's court filing. it's quiet now at sfo, but we are hearing that protesters say that they're going to be back here again. reporting live from sfo, janine de la vega, abc7 news. >> janine, thank you. this morning, california secretary of state alex padilla refusing to turn over voter data to an election commission created by president trump. the panel wants all 50 states to
hand over the names, addresses, and political parties of their registered voters. that is 19.4 million people in california alone. the president said he wants the commission to determine how widespread voter fraud is in the u.s., but padilla says he will not provide sensitive information to a commission that's already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of californians voted illegally, and this is why. last november, president trump tweeted california was one of three states where "serious voter fraud" took place, but no official at the state or local level has found any evidence to back up this assertion. developing news. it appears another investigation is under way involving oakland police and sexual misconduct. this time, sources tell "the east bay express," an officer is accused of having sex with a civilian in the basement of police headquarters. now, during the investigation of that incident, officers found $100,000 of cocaine, heroin, and
marijuana stashed in a basement locker. the locker has been traced to a lieutenant in internal affairs who used the drugs for a training exercise 12 years ago. this is all unfolding as opd continues to deal with the fallout from the ongoing sex scandal involving teenage prostitute formerly known as celeste gaup, and multiple officers. parliament out of germany has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. this is video of members dropping their ballots earlier. chancellor angela merkel voted against the measure. she believes the law defines marriage as a union between a man and woman, but she did say the opposite view must be respected. this measure is expected to face legal challenges, but it's also expected to open the door for gay couples to adopt, which merkel does say she supports. happening today, search parties will be meeting in san mateo county, looking for a missing 22-year-old man. yesterday a woman found a aaa card belonging to richard moss at montero state beach. he's been missing since may 25th
when he left his home to go to work. today's search of the beach begins at 10:00 a.m. the san mateo county sheriff's office will also fly search planes overhead. new details this morning of a carjacking in castro valley. it was wild. a father and daughter had to jump out of a moving car just to escape. it started on redwood road late wednesday night when the 23-year-old man commandeered an suv with a father and his 14-year-old daughter inside. the father got out safely and just as the car began to speed away, his daughter was able to jump out, too. the carjacker didn't know the suv was equipped with onstar. alameda county sheriffs tracked the car to this gas station that you see here on your screens in fremont. frank williams was arrested on kidnapping, carjacking, and assault with a deadly weapon. he is now being held in the santa rita jail with no bail. a b.a.r.t. passenger was attacked and robbed on a dub l n
dublin-bound train on the same day that b.a.r.t. announced it finished replacing the decoy cameras with real working cameras. b.a.r.t. is reviewing the salas footage which shows four suspects punching the victim and taking the person's cell phone. whale watchers coming from all over to san francisco's golden gate bridge, many people treated to close encounters, but some experts say it's too close for the whales' comfort. noaa says there have been at least two incidents in the past 11 days of small boats making contact with humpback whales. and in some cases, the whales, which have been feeding near the golden gate bridge, are endangered or threatened. noaa says boaters, kite surfers and wind surfers are intenti intentionally getting too close. >> we feel that these are a result of carelessness and lack of self-control, actually. i think in some of these cases people absolutely know better than to do what they are doing. >> noaa says it is now keeping a very watchful eye and it does plan to enforce fines. for just the fourth time
ever, skiers and snowboarders are going to be able to hit the slopes at squaw valley for the july 4th holiday. the lake tahoe resort is staying open for what it is calling an endless season. it certainly seems like that. squaw valley received 714 inches of snow earlier this year from the winter storms. officials say there's still 100 inches of snow at the summit. in addition, starting tomorrow, squaw valley is holding a freedom fest with three days of live music paying tribute to the jerry garcia band. there will also be a fireworks show monday evening. and if you are heading to tahoe over the holiday weekend, expect tons of sunshine and really mild temperatures. perfect forecast. outside we go! live look. this is the south bay right now. san jose, good morning, waking up to gray skies right now. the majority of the region has a very similar picture like that, and a lot of 50s on the board. good morning, fremont. we're at 57. 52 right now in san francisco, about 58 in napa and brentwood. the lone 60-degree reading at this hour.
future weather hour by hour. 9:00, watch the timestamp. later on this morning, a lot of that cloud cover, that fog is pulling right back to the coast. that traditional trek in the summertime. and by the afternoon, away from the coast we will see tons of sunshine. very similar setup to yesterday. highs today, take a look at the typical summer spread. along the coast, low 60s. about 66 in san francisco, 81 san jose, 89 concord, 81 in san rafa rafael. we've got the marin county fair today. it's going to be a nice day, lots of sunshine. enjoy the weather there. and in fact, we're going to take you into san francisco over the weekend as well, the fillmore jazz festival. morning fog, afternoon sunshine, temperatures really comfortable, in the mid-to-upper 60s, so enjoy whatever you're doing this weekend because the three-day forecast is looking spec tack la lar. even monday mild to warm, and looking at the fourth of july on tuesday, morning fog to afternoon sunshine and comfortable temperatures. all right, that's weather. let's check on traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. we do officially have the bay
bridge metering lights on. not looking too terrible, but got official word at about 5:28 this morning. looks like cash lanes and carpool lanes still doing okay. fastrack starting to slow down and back up through the maze. now that we've got a little daylight, you can see the mist and drizzle hanging around the bay bridge commute today. likely going to have to flip on the wipers a time or two, so just take it easy on the ramps or curves. we could have slick pavement out there this morning. quick check of mass transit. a ten-minute b.a.r.t. delay at san bruno station due to an earlier equipment problem. keep in mind, on tuesday, fourth of july, they will be on a sunday schedule. a.c.e. rail on a modified schedule today. no a.c.e. 7 or 10 for the return trip this afternoon and no service at all monday or tuesday. and then looking ahead to capital corridor schedule on fourth of july. they will be running a weekend holiday schedule. we'll check on the drive times coming up at 5:50. >> alexis, thank you. it is a police chase like you've probably never seen. the twists and turns that brought a whole lot of drama. plus, changing your idea of
it's 5:45. a crash on highway 37 took the life of a passenger yesterday afternoon. what a bad accident. just after 3:00 on the eastbound lanes near atherton avenue. traffic got stopped between the on and off-ramp. a ford pickup couldn't stop in time. it smashed into the back of a red lexus sedan. the passenger in the lexus was killed. the driver sustained major
injuries. traffic was backed up all the way to highway 101. new details now. gun owners and advocates in california are celebrating an 11th-hour victory. a federal judge blocked the state's ban on hi high-capacity magazines yesterday, two days before it was supposed to go into effect. the law would have barred anyone from possessing magazines that hold more than ten bullets. the judge ruled the law takes away second amendment rights and also amounts to the government taking people's private property without compensation. gun control advocates plan to appeal. right now there is anger over the republican effort to repeal and replace obamacare, and that is building in washington, d.c., this morning. protesters uniting with democratic lawmakers demonstrated outside the capitol yesterday. that's the video you see on your screen. it comes amid reports that gop senators are struggling to revise the bill that failed to win support from nine republican senators, including nevada's dean heller. he is now actually part of the
negotiations but is not showing his hand. take a listen. >> i am not going to negotiate with the press here on what it's going to take to get to something favorable for the state of nevada. >> and a new report out by the non-partisan congressional budget office says the republican plan would cut medicaid spending by 35% by the year 2036 and estimates the republican bill would mean 15 million fewer medicaid recipients by the year 2026. four adults and one child are okay this morning, thanks to a daring water rescue. you see their boat capsized and the u.s. coast guard jumped into action. it all happened wednesday three miles off wrightsville beach in carolina. it's a 22-foot boat that turned over. thank fle thankfully, everybody was wearing a life jacket. it took crews 40 minutes to get everyone back to shore and no one got hurt. and this has to be one of the wildest chases we've ever seen. check this out. police in louisville, kentucky, began chasing robert ellis
yesterday. you can see he's in the red truck and he was weaving in and out of parking lots, he was going through fields. he went through a college campus at one point. and after about 40 minutes, it finally ended when he crashed into, you see right there, a fence. now, officers got out of their car, guns drawn, and they're able to get him. and once they got him, they realized, yep, there's all the stolen burresss that he is accused of taking. >> wow. drama from start to finish. okay, what if you could go to bed, wake up in an entirely different city? pretty cool, right? well, it is a new start-up called cabin that is building what it calls a hotel on wheels, and abc7 news got a private tour from the company's founders. it's called cabin and sleeps 24 guests in cabins, hence the name. it's a new kind of bus that comes complete with an attendant serving drinks and foods, complimentary chamomile at night
and espresso in the morning. >> start off with a memory foam bed that's super comfy. pressed sheets. same sheets that the ritz carlton actually uses. >> an ipad app gives better grades for smoother rides. on their inaugural route between san francisco and santa monica, they intentionally slowed the trip down for fewer bumps and longer sleep. you know, i have of family in southern california and go back often. i would probably use something like this, sure. >> yeah. >> and i can sleep in a car. >> look, anything that involves sleeping i'm for. drew, i am not even sure -- like on this shift, i'm not sure i would even get off the bus. >> reggie would just go to santa monica and back. >> i would, just to get a good night's sleep. that's how desperate i am. >> they'll be like, sir, you have to get out. >> sir, we are here. leave the bus. >> you have to go. leave. it's time . you're still sleeping. outside we go. a live look, good morning, from
the tam cam. fog dotting the valleys right now. it's going to start gray but ends with lots of sunshine later today. live doppler 7 along with satellite, zooming in closer, gray on your screen from mountain view to san jose, hayward and livermore, we have partly to mostly cloudy skies reported this hour. current spots mostly in the 50s. san ramon at 56, san mateo at 54, 58 in napa and concord, bottom good morning, you're currently at a temperature of about 56 degrees. so, hour by hour we go. let's do your friday planner. we have a chance along the coast of a little bit of drizzle, so don't be surprised if you have to use your windshield wipers for a few moments, but in the afternoon, lots of sunshine, a little breezy. 70s around the bay. low 90s will be our warmest spots inland. if you are heading to tahoe for the holiday, shaping up to be very nice. a lot of sunshine and temperatures on the mild side, in the low 80s. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast, planning the
next seven days for you. minor fluctuations in our temperatures. the fourth of july looking great, but there will be some bay and coastal fog for the fireworks. all right, that's weather. let's get a check of traffic with alexis. good morning. >> speaking of fog, we could see quite a bit on our golden gate camera. so a little socked in. we don't have any dense fog advisories this morning, but we could have some visibility issues, and i've seen a few vehicles with wipers flipped on, too, so a little mist and a little drizzle mixed in as well. i want to take you into the maze area, northbound 880 just before the highway 80 merge. sounds like we do have a collision. i believe it is fully off to the right shoulder, so i haven't seen any significant delays yet, but i will keep my eye on that one. and a quick look at drive times, too. overall we're looking really good. southbound 680, highway 4 to walnut creek seven minutes. westbound 24, walnut creek to highway 19, another nine. and 580 tracy to dublin, overall not too bad, in the yellow at 36 minutes. >> thanks, alexis. new at 6:00, a new warning about tick bites. what the cdc is saying this
welcome back. and starting tomorrow, a lot of us will see a rise in our credit scores. about half of tax liens and almost all civil judgments will be erased from consumer credit files july 1st. it's a big deal for a lot of people. the top three credit bureaus, experian, equifax, and transunion made the move under pressure from regulators to improve the sackry of credit reporting. an estimated 15 million people will see a boost in their credit
score. there's a new number one hottest real estate market in the nation, and it's in solano county. the vallejo fairfield market is the new king of the hill, according to realtor.com. $365,000 will get you a single-family home there, and houses for sale are only on the market for about one month. the bay area and central california have a lock on the top real estate markets. look at that. you see number one, vallejo/fairfield. san francisco/oakland/hayward at number two, and sacramento/roseville and then santa rosa. to bringing down the house. a classical music fan stole the show the moment he hit the stage. ♪ [ laughter ] >> there you see him on the bottom of your screen. the dog just wandering on to the stage during an outdoor performance in turkey. the lab didn't seem to know what was happening. he was just enjoying some music. the audience loved it, responding with laughter and
applause, and the musicians kept playing. this video went viral after it was tweeted with the words "cutest moment in classical music." and you know what, drew, i have to agree. >> you know what, though, one caveat. >> what? >> you would say it. what is it? >> woodstock. >> oh, my dog, woodstock. >> right. >> if he did that -- >> yeah, he could top that. >> i think so. >> yeah, we'll make a video later today. >> we'll have it. he'll make it work. live doppler 7. we do have a couple issues visibilitywise. what you're seeing on the screen, live doppler 7 can measure the visibility in terms of miles. so, three miles is the visibility right now at half moon bay, so we are dealing with fog and low clouds right along the coast, but the clouds will pull back. lots of sunshine by the afternoon. 66 san francisco, 81 in san jose, 72 oakland and 84 in napa. all right, taking a look at the roads this morning, nice and light through the north bay. so, southbound 101, san rafael, we are looking at just some very light volumes, and that's how most of the bay area is looking this morning. it's friday and it's almost the holiday as well, so i think the
majority of folks not working today. we do have a minor issue with b.a.r.t. as well, a ten-minute delay. that was due to an earlier equipment problem on the track and a delay at san borruso station in the sfo, millbrae and east bay directions. next update at 6:00 a.m. >> alexis, thank you. new at 6:00, america's birth rate is dropping again. why it's causing concerns for the economy. mrs., new developments in sexual harassment allegations against a former san francisco fire commander. the agreement just reached with the victim. and the holiday weekend getaway is upon us. millions expected to hit the millions expected to hit the road for the fourth of
to make even better coffee. all for a smoother tasting cup. green mountain coffee. good morning! it is friday, june 30th. natasha and mike are off today. the rest of us are here, along with drew. hi, drew. >> hi. good morning! yeah, we're starting off gray, very typical, very summerlike. reggie hates the cold. >> what else is new?
>> we'll be getting a little bit warmer. >> come over to the east bay. leave the city. >> is that an invite? maybe your husband could have me over. >> i'm in! >> i'm making alexis food to lure me over to her side. >> me, too! >> i'm for pizza. satellite shows we have a lot of clouds out there. live look outside, east bay hills. we've got the fog. do not worry, it's going to burn off. afternoon sunshine. really comfortable. 0i78z around the bay and our warmer spots only going to 90 degrees, so enjoy. that's weather. let's get a check of the roads right now from alexis. good morning. >> hey, good morning. and yeah, definitely don't mind hosting a pizza party for you this morning. i think a lot of folks are off, so we shouldn't have any issues if we are trying to get to a pizza party or work or school or whatever you have to do today. a minor problem, northbound 880 just before the 80 merge, within the maze. we have reports of a crash. sounds like everything is off on the shoulder. it's very minor. no injuries reported there either. we do have some mist and drizzle in some areas. i'll talk more about that coming up next. >> alexis, thank you. developing