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milestone for san francisco's billion dollar central subway project. tonight "abc 7 news" went deep underground for a first look at the station that will some day be filled, of course, with commuters. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. one of the stations in the central subway project is getting its first pour of concrete. >> and once completed in 2019, muni metro service will be extended all the way into chinatown. >> "abc 7 news" reporter cornell bernard joins us live. cornell. >> reporter: ama, dan, project managers calling this a real milestone. concrete being poured at this muni station. you'd never know it but hundreds of workers below stockton street tonight making it happen. we saw it all, but getting there wasn't easy. 70 cement mixers were lined up around union scare for the big pour, and it is all happening deep below the earth. >> reached the bottom, and we're -- today we're pouring, an
all-day pour. >> that noise is tons of cement being pumped down from stockton street to the platform level of the future union square station on the central subway line. >> hundreds of people working underground. you can see yourself walking in here, you don't see much activity on the surface with the exception of the trucks lined up. >> reporter: reporting this story took some leg work, up and down ladders and across cat walks. our escort said, don't look down. >> told us we would need ear plugs down here and they were right. so loud, 100 feet underground. check this out. this is 700 cubic yards of concrete being poured looks like. these workers not taking breaks. they will be at it for at least the next five hours. >> reporter: this animation shows what the union square station will look like when it is done. a dispute between mta and the contractor could delay opening of the project by 10 months, 1019. it is now a game of catchup. >> we are working extremely hard with the contractor to ensure we
can make up the time. >> reporter: those that work and shop around union square home for the day when stockton street is reopened. >> i know it is confusing for tourists right now, they're like, i don't know where to go. >> reporter: when trains start rolling, the $1.6 billion subway project will take riders from 4th and king streets to chinatown. in san francisco, cornell bernard, "abc 7 news." our other top story tonight, for the first time san francisco's police chief is responding to the tense standoff between skaters and officers. >> as we told you last night right here on "abc 7 news," it happened at delores park. "abc 7 news" reporter leslie brinkley in the newsroom with new developments tonight. >> reporter: that's right, dan. there are video clip also of skad boarders wiping out, video of a skateboarder colliding with an officer and flipping over a patrol car. police say they're sorting through that video and body cam video from the officers at delores park. >> this happened tuesday night
as skateboarders sped downhill in these unpermitted street races at delores park. that's the editor of a skateboarding magazine who ended up needing staples in his head. police say emergency crews couldn't get through to help him. witnesses called police, complaining of skate boarders grabbing on to cars for a lift up the hill. when officers arrived, they say the crowd started throwing things at them. this witness saw them hurling cans of red bull and food, and thought the riot gear was excessive. >> i saw skateboarders going down the sidewalk and the street, and they were just having fun, screaming, hollering and laughing and just cheering each other on. >> it is unlawful to prevent medical personnel from responding to the scene, especially if someone needs medical attention. it is unlawful to travel down the street in the wrong direction of traffic. there were bottles being thrown at officers, skateboards being thrown at the patrol cars to break the windows. >> boom!
>> oh. >> reporter: then later there is this video, a skateboarder colliding with an officer and flipping over the patrol car, both were hurt, the officer with shoulder injuries. the injured skateboarder left without going a statement. some criticize the officer on social media for appearing to put his elbow in front of the speeding skateboarder. >> there's a lot of information out there we need to look at. there's a lot of videos as well as we have body cam videos we still need to sort through. >> i found the video somewhat disturbing. >> reporter: although there were no arrests, the clash came up at tonight's police commission meeting. the investigation into that clash is just ramping up. in san francisco, i'm leslie brinkley, "abc 7 news." firefighters from across marin county limited this fire to about 25 acres. it broke out near point reys petaluma road and red hill road. cal fire aircraft helped stop flames from advancing, which helped firefighters on the ground. no buildings were ever
threatened. and now to the latest on this brush fire in san jose that gutted a home yesterday, as you can see. tonight fire crews are still at the scene. they're watching for hot spots just in case. drone view 7 shows the destruction from the fire that's now 75% contained. three firefighters were hurt battling the flames near a ala marock park in the sunset hills neighborhood. at least 120 acre vibrant soundbridge burned so far and neighbors say it is all terrifying. >> i saw these flames shooting 20 feet in the air, and the first thing i could think of is how am i going to get out of here alive. >> evacuation orders for nearly a dozen homes were lifted late last night. the calls of the fire has yet to be determined. new tonight, caught red handed on camera, a thief who broke into a home in santa cruz managed to make a clean get away. he is wearing a hoody but you can clearly see his face as he looks around, unaware of the camera. he steals several items including cash. this happened on sunday. the sheriff's office posted this video on facebook hoping someone
recognizes the man and gives them a call. an air canada jet may have been closer to triggering a massive disaster at sfo than anyone originally believed. that jet flew toward four planes lined up on a taxi way missing one plane by 100 feet. up to 1,000 people were put in danger. air traffic controllers ordered the air canada pilots to abort their landings. it is now being investigated. >> any number of factors can contribute. it could be crew fatigue, proximity of airport lighting. >> investigators still haven't pulled the black boxes from the air canada jet to learn what happen in the cockpit. new at 11:00, an iconic san jose deli is getting ready to shut its doors. it was slapped with a lawsuit claiming it is not in compliance with state disability laws. the attorney who filed the lawsuit has done this many times before. "abc 7 news" reporter katie utehs is live in san jose tonight. katie, he has a long history of
filing these suits. >> reporter: dan, he does. the owner of the deli has notified his customers that he will have to close down starting saturday, will be the last day. we learned tonight that at least four other businesses in this older part of san jose have received complaints from this same sacramento-based attorney. the facade of san jose's time deli has been frozen in time. >> 1950. >> reporter: as you see from this newspaper clipping, but told building is a problem. >> i get a letter in the mail saying that i'm getting sued, and i looked at it. i didn't understand it. >> reporter: a sacramento-based lawyer says the parking lot striping and small bathroom stalls do not meet the standards of the americans with disabilities act. >> to pull permits to put this stuff in, this building has been here since 1949. it is going to take a lot of money to restructure, to redo a lot of things. >> owner donald berg says he doesn't have to money so he is
closing the deli. neeshl calderon tires, the falafel drive in received complaints from attorney scott johnson. we told you about him last summer when he sued an east bay gas station. he filed thousands kplaf of complaints. our attempts to reach johnson were unsuccessful. the state's disability advocacy group says unfortunately the only way to get ada compliance is through individual suits. >> because the ada does not require states to have inspectors to enforce the law, we think this would help if there were inspectors. >> reporter: time deli will continue to cater and soon open a food truck. in san jose, katie utehs, "abc 7 news." another conservative speaker has plans to come to uc berkley. it was announced today the author and political commentator ben sha pier owe is scheduled to speak at cal on september 14th. two other conservative speakers have never had the chance to talk there.
they were unable to. miley yiannopoulos speetsp speech was cancelled and ann coulter's speech was scrapped when they said no secure venue for her. >> you saw it on "abc 7 news," peyton manning spoking fun at the espys. >> what he said and the tweet firing up social media. >> plus, united airlines says it may have the solution to over booking and some passengers may be able to profit from it. >> protecting the canine officer taking a bite out of crime. the little boy making it all happen. i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. prepare for a foggy morning ride. i'll show you the changes that will follow over the weekend that bring some concerns. >> okay. thanks a lot. that's all ahead. but first here is a look at what coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" at "abc 7 news at 11:00." jimmy. >> thanks dan and ama. the following is a feast for your senses. are you ready to do this? >> ready. >> let's have a countdown,
for the espys. >> one of the most talked about moments of the night featured peyton manning. sports director larry beil was there for the action and is live in los angeles for us. >> reporter: hi, ama. it was a good night for the warriors. they picked up a couple of awards although it started a little rough with espys host taking a shot at kevin durant. >> our gymnastics team was so dominant kevin durant told me he wants to play for them next year. and i got to tell you, i don't think he would start for that team, kevin, yeah. russell westbrook, what do you think? >> the reaction from k.d. tells the whole story. he was stone faced. and then tweeted his reaction to the joke, although one espn insider told me he thought k.d. knew a jab was coming tonight, so maybe some was staged.
things got better for durnlt. won the espy for best championship performance. >> thanks to family, friends, thanks to my teammates, a major accomplishment. can't do it without all of the great people that helped me out throughout the years. i appreciate it. thanks a lot. it feels great to be in here with all of the great athletes. man, keep inspiring. you guys inspire me every day. thanks a lot. enjoy. >> reporter: and the warriors pended the night in style by winning the espy for 2017 team of the year. coming up, we will talk with steph curry, he and his wife lit up the red carpet. they looked fantastic. later in sports. live in los angeles, larry beil, "abc 7 news." all right. larry, thanks so much. great job down there. >> absolutely. well, we have new details tonight on the article also of impeachment filed against president donald trump. southern california congressman brad sherman filed the resolution today. the democrat says the president obstructed justice by firing fbi director james comey. congressman sherman admits there's a long road ahead.
>> and i'm hoping that there will be enough pressure in the country that we'll get to those hearings in the fall or winter. >> the white house is calling the move by sherman completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst. from 7 on your side's michael finney tonight, who can forget video of a ticketed passenger, david dow, dragged off a united flight because it was over book? united will certainly never forget it. this video went viral and caused the airlines tons of bad publicity as you know. now it has come up with a new way to avoid incidents like this again. united is trying a new flex schedule program. it will notify passengers up to five days in advance, offering vouchers up to $250 if they agree to change their flight. all right. well, it is time to turn our attention to the weather. >> yeah, midweek, meteorologist sandhya patel is looking forward to the weekend. sandhya. >> reporter: >> i want to show you the time lapse from our east bay hills
camera. watch the marine layer. just looks like whipped cream coming over the hills there. marine layer has deepened, about 1400 feet tonight and it has pushed across the coastal regions. it is moving its way towards the bay. so tomorrow morning we're going to have to deal with quite a bit of fog, but the fog is also going to help to keep those temperature also in check for fairfield. next couple of days near average and then really going to crank. saturday, sunday, you will see upper 90s to low 100s. definitely going to get hot. early next week we will drop your numbers down again. here is a live look from our east bay hills camera. you see a cool view of the marine layer hanging over parts of south san francisco, berkley area, and we're going to have to deal with that in the morning as i mention. live doppler 7 is picking that up right now. here are your temperatures. they're in the 50s and 60s for most of you, so not quite as warm always it has been, especially in the inland areas. from our "abc 7 news" exploratorium camera you see patchy fog there.
foggy for the morning commute. we are looking at triple digit heat this upcoming weekend. let's talk about the heat. it will be sizzling for the weekend. heat illnesses are possible. just a heads up early. low humidity inland means increased fire danger, and during the overnight hours it is not going to cool off much. don't worry, the night it has cool off and that will continue. do exercise caution if you are going to be driving to work tomorrow. definitely will be some fog that will be thick in spots, murky skies if you are taking the ferry ride, and if you are walking it will be cool enough you need to layer up. here is the hour-by-hour forecast. ash a.m. to 8:00 a.m. fog is pushed into parts of the bay, north bay and east bay. it is solid along the coast, and in the afternoon hangs around in typical july fashion. inland areas will see the sun tomorrow morning though it is going to be really in the upper 40s to upper 50s. great sleeping weather tonight. tomorrow afternoon you'll still need the sunscreen and the shades. inland areas will be sunny and warm, upper 80s to low 90s like
today. along the coastline the breezy conditions will keep the temperatures in the 60s. if you are heading to the beach until 9:00 tomorrow night we have a beach hazard statement for the coastline. south facing beaches in particular at a risk of sneaker waves, rip currents and large breakers. this weekend we have aids walk san francisco on sunday, and here is a look at the forecast. patchy fog at 7:00 a.m. still will be nice and cool, between mid and upper 50s at 9:00 a.m. comfortable conditions expected between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m. with plenty of sun. download the accuweather app. keep track of the temperature changes, and the accuweather seven day will feature the summertime spread. low 60s to low 90s next couple of days. friday hazy sunshine going into saturday as well as the humidity creeps up thanks to former hurricane eugene. you will notice it is heating up for the weekend, triple dig identifies inland, mid 60s coast. early next week it will be early next week it will be
nine-year-old wyatt raised $1400 by saving change and selling lemonade. he used it to buy a bullet proof vest for a police dog. we first told you about this story on abc7news.com where you can learn more about today's meeting between wyatt and the canine officers. look at the hug. >> good job, wyatt. on to sports. >> a lot to talk about tonight. >> we have seen larry down at the espys, 25th annual event. of course, the warriors dragged out hardware. it is oscar night nor the athletes. actors and musicians attending. actors and musicians attending. ar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
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"abc7 sports" brought to you by river rock casino. the oscars for athletes or the espys, celebrating their 25th year handing out awards for best athletic performances in all of sports. the warriors won for best team. no group in all of sports were more giving than the warriors, about the addition of kevin durant to absence of head coach to the inclusion of all 15 members, this roster was the epitome of the word team. >> an unbelievable year, a lot of noise and hype around us from the beginning of the season but
we tried to keep our head down, focus on the process. nine months later, got another ship so we back. it is an amazing feeling. hope to just represent exactly what a team means and doing it by committee and the power and the collective, and we're trying to bring it back next year. thank you very much to everybody that voted. zaza, you got something for 'em? >> just two words. nothing easy. all right. individually kevin durant won best championship performance, very deserving as he was the mvp of this year's nba finals. what a year k.d., taking so much grief for switching teams "the insider" spiring his teammates and leading them to their second nba title in three years. let's go to larry beil live at the eels piece having all of the fawn. larry. >> reporter: hey. i got to laugh every time i hear zaza saw, nothing easy. but the stars came out for the espys, out on the red carpet as you mentioned, kind of like the academy awards for sports, steph
curry, kevin durant, zaza pachulia all were here. look at the highlights. how is your summer going so far? >> going well. we're four weeks out from game five and it is almost time to start getting back into the gym, getting ready for next year. >> reporter: zaza, is this your first time at the espys? >> first time. very excited. after 14th year, i take it. >> reporter: it is nice that we have a real a-lister here for this party. >> i was thinking the same thing. >> anybody who is anybody is here and it is fantastic. >> reporter: who do you get excited about seeing from an athlete's perspective? >> all tv non-basketball players because i see them all the time. >> it is fun to be here and be around the people i look at all of the time and i go, wow, these guys are so talented and so driven. >> in your experience how many guys would do what kevin durant did and give up eight, nine million dollars in a season? >> not many. we'll help him earn it back throughout the course of the season, a championship next
year. >> reporter: one more line you have become famous for, nothing easy. >> that's right. nothing easy. >> reporter: i love it. a big night for the warriors who presumably after the espys went off to amazing after parties at posh, undisclosed locations for the second year in a row that we were not invited to those parties. kind of a bummer. we're here with the regular people. larry beil, "abc7 sports." larpry, thanks a lot. this sports report brought to you by river rock casino. this event is so unusual because you have actors, mu tigss and athletes in one place. oscars just have the actors. everybody gets to mingle, you see people you don't normally don't. so i think it is fun for everybody. >> funny how steph said the non-basketball. >> i see those guys all the time. >> exactly. >> lindsey vonn sounded like a favorite of most of the athletes. >> thanks, shoe. >> dan, "abc 7 news" continues online on twitter, facebook and all of your mobile devices with our "abc 7 news" app. >> next