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closer. >> reporter: she said it's beautiful but it took her over an hour to get here. her niece had to take her to her son's arraignment. the oakland courthouse is more convenient. >> i could catch transit bus and go into oakland. it would really be easier for me to do. >> reporter: starting this week all in custody arraignments will be held at this new courthouse in dublin. it's about 30 miles from the oakland courthouse thaualways handled arraign ments occurring in oakland. the court said it will save time and money. the county's main jail is next to the new facilitfacility. no more bussing prisoners to oakland for arraignments. defense attorneys say it's a burdens for families of defendants. >> a lot of my clients are indigent and their families are indigent. that's a tremendous hardship. >> reporter: there was also
opening day blues with the public defender say say >> it's a massive failure on multiple ends. >> reporter: presiding judge morris jacobson said that incustody arraignments may have remained in oakland in the jailhoused more local prisoners. he says most of the beds there are reserved for federal prisoners. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> what is the presiding judge mean when he says they house federal prisoners and not local prisoners. can you explain that? >> reporter: yeah, the presiding judge is saying that at the north county jail, which is the oakland jail that the sheriff's office is leasing, that the sheriff's office is leasing most
of the beds to the federal government for federal inmates because they want to balance their budget. the judge says that if they were to reverse that and put more of the local prisoners in the north county jail, the oakland jail they may have maintained the arraignments at that jail for north county prisoners. it makes more sense to arraign them here. >> all right. vic lee reporting in dublin. thank you. san francisco police say they have increased patrols at twin peaks following the murder of man during a robbery. witnesses say a man and woman approached the 71-year-old moments before he was shot and demanded his camera. the extra patrols follow other crimes at twin peaks including the killing of two men.
a group of three to four suspects in their late teens punched and kicked a passenger. they stole his iphone and laptop. they ran out of the station and have not been found. the victim went to the hospital with cuts to his face. the victim of a mob attack called for the agency to release video from their new cameras. laura anthony live at the bart station with the story. >> reporter: the controversy about whether bart is being transparent enough came to the fore front when one man stood before bart safety committee. >> i'm here to encourage you to take safety on bart seriously. >> reporter: rusty stood before the bart board safety committee as one who has been there, the victim of a violent crime. they were beaten and robbed by a
group of 30 to 40 young people on april 22 pd 2nd. it's a crime captured on video, images bart won't release. >> part is releasing videos of the incident that's been going on and multiple attacks since to better educate the public and to find ways to prevent these from occurring. >> we don't want to jeopardize the prosecution of an individual who did something horrible to a victim or one of our riders. it's a balance. we'll be discussing it further here at bart as an organization. >> reporter: bart has seen an increase in one violent crime, rape, for the first half of this year. that's seven so far compared with four all of last year. >> when all these cameras
disappears i want to be sure as an agency we're still focusing on ensure that the bart police department gets up to full strength. >> they will consider new policies around the release of surveillance video and crime data in general at its next meeting in august. laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> bart faced a different problem today because of small explosion inside the station in downtown san francisco. you're look at what's left of a ceramic insulator after it failed around 10:50 this morning. they help support the high voltage third rail that powers the trains. they can explode when metallic dust builds up along the rails. passengers saw a flash. they heard a boom and they smelled smoke. >> that's quite an explosion for something that appears to be small.
>> bart says trains were back on schedule about 20 minutes following this morning's explosion. a popular overcrossing is back open after a hazardous material spilled. it happened off 101. people called 911 to report a nier in the area shortly after 7:00. it was making a turn. the acid was cleaned up and reopened just before 11:00. it's another beautiful day in the neighborhood. we have sunny skies right now. this is the view showing a little whisp of fog closing in on the golden gate.
it's 63 in san francisco. mid-70s in mountain view. 63 at half-moon bay. this is the view looking from emoryville. upper 70s at napa. fair field and concord and livermore are in the low 80s. let me take you down to oakland where the a's are taking on the rays tonight. it's root beer float day. i'll be one of the celebrity scoopers scooping out the ice cream there if i can get through the traffic. over the bay temperatures in the low 50s. i'll show you the complete forecast in a few minutes. larry. fire crews rr still at work on a wildfire in saratoga this morning. it's now 50% contained. that fire began after 3:00 yesterday afternoon. no homes were threated. there was a scare for some residents in the area.
>> reporter: there's a lot of brush to burn. >> there's a potential for an oakland hills type fire here. it's just that we don't get that southern exposure and dry affect like they had in oakland. we're fortunate with that. fuel load is huge. >> reporter: most got a message to shelter in place. firefighters say that was a mistake. it shouldn't have gone county wide and there was not shaelter in lace. they wanted to keep the closes clear for heavy equipment. cal fire helicopter had to be grounded. that drone was captured. firefighters say it's illegal to fly over an emergency area and the more than operating the drone could be charged with a misdemeanor. >> most likely this was someone just interest eed in not followg the rules. no helicopter crashed and no
people were injured. we'll go from there. >> officials say the roads are now back open but they are asking people to stay off of them unless it's necessary. also told the fire will not affect tonight's lyell lovett concert. it's only 5% contained. highway 48 and highway 132 remains closed. crews are making progress on the whittier fire. the blaze, which broke out ten days ago is now 63% contained. it charred more than 18,000 acres and destroyed 16 homes.
evacuation ordsers are still in place. debate over a major renovation is still under way. the mta board of directors is scheduled to vote on the bus rapid transit project. the plan calls for establishing a bus only lane between golf street and 34th avenue. officials say the changes will improve and speed up service for the 52,000 daily bus riders. this animation provided by the mta. also claims it will make the street safer for pedestrians. the north parking lot is permanently closed. cal train is opening a new parking lot south of the station. some neighbors in san
francisco are being asked to help the decide to future of a city street. the half block is located in hays valley. it's center strip has already been turned into an open air plaza. the transit authority is considering plans to possibly close off the street to traffic completely to create a larger pedestrian friendly area. neighbors are being asked to weigh in on issues ranging from the possible traffic impact to surrounding streets to access for emergency vehicles. is it the end of the line for the plan to replace obamacare? >> for seven years i've been hearing repeal and replace from congress. >> an unhappy president trump on the collapse of the republicans efforts to repeal and replace the affordable care act. it's a part of the bay area that lots of people want to visit but not everyone is on board. the controversy over short term rentals in the north bay. a new look for the champions. what they will be wearing next season and which warrior was named a style mvp.
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vote in each chamber. it gives the climate law an additional decade of life extending it from 2020 to 2030. governor jerry brown congratulated lawmakers after the vote for con fronting the threat of our time. he believes the state's cap and trade system is the best way to attack global warming. the program sets a cap for companies like factories and refineries on greenhouse gas emissions and requires polluters to get permits for every metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted. they pay a penalty if they exceed the limit. if they reduce their emissions they can sell their credits to companies that pollute more. san francisco assemblyman called passage a historic moment. >> the version that we voted on for the first time links or air quality goals to climate
program. it increases air pollution penalties that haven't changed since the 1970s. it has facilities with out dates technologies. >> reporter: many groups wanted more aggressive controls and say industry lobbyists cut back room deals at the capitol. >> what this new legislation does is open the door for big oil to run amuck in terms of their practices. >> reporter: the governor says this is the path forward. >> it's a great day for the planet, climate. a car max dealership will be open. you can see where the carmax will be on this map. right now that location is occupied by what used to be a kmart. it closed five years ago. some residents voiced their opposition to the plan. they prefer the kmart site be
used for affordable housing. facebook is moving south. don't worry, it's not the headquarters. facebook is already planning to expand its data center that's under construction near albuquerque, new mexico. the governor today said the half billion dollar center will now span an area equal to 17 football fields. facebook broke ground on the first building in october. it's expected to go live late lest year. the second building will open il 2020. any knike is giving us a lo the jerseys. you can see the trademark swooso and thinner shoulders. the nba didn't renew its deal with adidas. the nba is eliminating home and road starting next season. home teams will pick which uniform they will wear for the home game and the visiting team
will choose a contrasting. all those uniforms will be on sale for you to buy at unbelievable prices. an dree of the warriors was named one of the the style mvp. he says being creative is what makes us great athletes. we took that same skill and applied it to the team sold every seat at at&t park. the giants streak began late in the 2010 season. it stands as baseball's second longest sell out streak. it's a bit of fuzzy math there because a sell out technically
is not fans in the stands. it's seats sold. even if there are empty seats it counts a as a sell out, just to clarify that. we're looking at blue skies looking southeast ward from our roof top camera. these are our forecast features. we'll see fog near the coast and bay, overnight. near average temperatures through friday. it's warming inland over the weekend. we're looking tarts ran ining a ranging from 63. inland east bay. 74 is the current temperature in san jose.
overnight, we'll see a bit of fog near the coast. not along the entire coastline, mainly south of the golden gate. some locations may see lows in the low 50s. tomorrow look for mainly sunny skies once again. just a little patch of fog. it will be bright at the coast tomorrow with highs ranging from low 60s at the coast to mid and upper 70s at the bay. it will be sunnier in the afternoon with high temperatures getting into the low 60s at most bay area beaches. looking ahead, how about a weekend warm upcoming our way. it will start on saturday which is first day of the weekend, duh. look for highs around 101 at
cloverdale and clear like. most other locations will see highs in the mid to upper 90s. around the bay we'll see upper 70s to low 80s and a warm up on the coast as well. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. once again through friday there will be little change in the high temperature range from about 60 at the coast to right around or maybe just above 90 in our warmest inland locations. it will be very warm over the weekend with mid to upper 90s by sunday. 80 degrees around the bay and mid-60s on the coast. temperatures will hold on monday. we'll see a bit of a drop off in temperatur temperatures next tuesday. it's not a big warm up. it's not a heat wave. it will be toasty. >> one bit of advice on your scooping. a guy was standing there and he says you two, less talking m scooping. pretty serious about their ice cream. >> i guess so. i will just scoop it and shut
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nasa restaurant and former residents has been back on earth for about nine months. today at the research and development conference in washington, d.c. she talks about the importance of the space mission and the science that's being conducted on the i.s.s. >> i want to completely analyze the spacecraft and the restaurants. i think there's a huge amount of really interesting work that's out there that we have not discovered. >> other speakers of the conference include spacex e musk. a new mexico professor is on a mission to save moon landing
sights. she says the apollo 11 site should be named a national historic landmark. she's giving presentations to coincides with the 48th anniversary of the apollo 11 mission. no nation can claim ownership but the u.s. does have historic landmarks this other countries. 94-year-old comic book legend stanley, his hand foots and footprints were immortalized in footprints. just last week lee was named a disney legend. he'll be honored with panel at san diego's comic-con on friday. he always had a little cameo in each movie he does. here is something new for your summer barbecue.
how about some pickles and tropical punch? >> combined? walmart is selling tropickles. it's cucumber pickles floating in a jar of red punch. it's not new in the south. they are soaked this kool aid. is that something you might crave? >> somebody asked me that on facebook. just pickles, i do like them. i'd take a bite to try it. >> it sounds interesting enough. we can't just bash it on the sound. odd enough that it might be okay. is it the end of the line for the plan to replace obamacare? >> when we finally get a chance to repeal and replace, they don't take advantage of it. >> a disappointed president trump on today's delay. the search
bart says the car had to be taken out of service for about ten minutes. another bart issue, safety. laura anthony tweeted this video with robbery. a police officer fatally shot a black drivers. jurors in two prooefrs trials couldn't reach a verdict. the justice department will likely review the case. now to the collapse of the republicans efforts to repeal and replace the affordable care act. abc news reporter has the latest live from washington. >> reporter: it was a very busy day on capitol hill. first the fading hope that republicans could get the votes they needed to pass the senate health care bill through. a whole new strategy from top republican in the senate and
then that too fading as any hope of it really getting off the ground. >> for seven years i've been hearing repeal and replace from congress. >> reporter: president trump echoing the sentiment of so much of the republican base. a campaign promise of his own now the effort to repeal and replace obamacare back to square one. >> when we finally get a chance to repeal and replace, they don't take advantage of it. >> reporter: the president stressing his disappointment in senate republicans as mitch mcconnell tries to rally support for a new strategy. to repeal now and replace later. within hours three republicans say they won't support it. >> i do not think that it is going to be constructive to repeal a law that at this point is so interwoven within our health care system. >> reporter: that's enough no votes to effectively kill another effort to get something done in the gop controlled senate. >> republicans are at war with
themselves. that civil war looks like likely to continue. they continue coalesce around a strategy, around repealing and or replacing obamacare talking about it for service years. >> reporter: >> if they abandon tax for for the wealthy and agree to go through the regular ordinary. the door to bipartisan is open right now. >> reporter: the protests continue in the halls of congress. the president and vice president both support the concept of repealing now and replacing later. president trump also saying again, today, that we should let obamacare fail and if it does, he's not going to own it. >> it sounds like republicans don't have enough votes to pass the repeal of obama care without a replacement. the senate leadership wants to go through with a vote on
w way? >> that's right. mitch mcconnell knows she wouldn't have the votes to pass it. he just said today that that vote will likely happen early next week. >> thank you. an 8th person who attended a trump tower meeting with donald trump junior has been identified. she's highlighted in this video from 2013. his lawyer says his client served as a translater at the meeting for his boss. donald trump junior expressed n enthusiasm about the meetings. some developing news now. a white house spokesperson said president trump had a previously undisclosed conversation with vladmir putin at the g-20 summit
in germany. the two spoke alone for about an hour with only a translater in attendance. new details about the deadly shooting in minneapolis. a yoga and immediatation teacher was killed after calling 911 for help. we're learning ining about the r as her family demands help. >> reporter: a bride to be. she movered here from australia calling it a spiritual journey. >> i've moved my whole life over. that in and of itself had been quite a surprise to make that decision to move here. >> reporter: a owe goo and immediatation teacher, she planned to marry don damon next month. >> our hearts are broken. we are utterly devastated. >> reporter: everything changed on saturday night at 11:28 when she called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home. four minutes later she's shot in the abdomen and killed by
police. >> we thought yesterday was our worst nightmare. we awoke to the ugly truth and it hurt even more. >> reporter: the minneapolis star tribune said damond came out in her pajamas about a hundred feet by her house and stood by the driver side. the officer in the passenger seat opened fire through the driver side door. no weapons were found at the scene other than the officer's gun. that officer who fired identified as ma he's had three compliants file ed against him. he cannot say more due to the ongoing investigation. that investigation is being led by an independent agency. with no body or dash cam video of the incident, her family and community are desperate for
answers. search intensified for a man swept away in a deadly flash flood in arizona last weekend. crews with through huge branches of mud looking for the man. sudden downpour on saturday swept through a popular swimming hole and killed nine people including five members of one family. brandon west was able to survive after being swept away over three water falls while desperately trying to hang onto his dog, lucky. >> i was just so physically exhausted that i couldn't hold him anymore. he ripped from my arm. >> lucky lived up to his name. he survived the ordeal and suffered some cuts and bruises. just like his owner but he's okay. a missouri man stands to collect nearly $45 million after being paralyzed while playing a version of bubble soccer called knocker ball. take a look at a commercial for knocker ball. he was hurt playing it in
december of last year. the injured player claimed knocker ball mid mo did not post appropriate safety warnings. the business hasn't commented on the lawsuit. not everybody is excited about it. >> women bring a lot more of the emotion. the whole idea of engineering is solving the world's problem. they can connect to the people they are trying to help. >> a passion to help. the reason this star scholar says being a girl is an advantage in engineering. we see a little whisp of low clouds forming. it's sunny and more on
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each year abc 7 recognizes seven day area high school seniors for their extraordinary achievements and awards each with a $1,000 scholarship. we introduce a south bay star scholar who has a passion for math and science and wants to use that to help solve the problems of the world. >> i'm definitely ready for a new adventure. >> reporter: abc 7 star scholar new adventure starts this fall as a university of southern california in los angeles. >> usc. congratulations. >> thank you so much. i'm so excited. >> reporter: this recent graduate plans to study engineering and double major in
entrepreneurship or international relations. >> lord knows we need women engineers. >> absolutely. >> why pick that field? >> i've always had a passion for math and science. i joined my schools robotics team and that's when i got interested in the world of engine engineering. women can really connect to the people that they are trying to help. >> reporter: she earned girl scout gold award from raising $37,000 to provide three poverty stricken schools in india with bathrooms, purified drinking water and computer labs. >> got a heart of gold. she's a good kid. she cares about giving back to the community. >> giving back is something important to me. it's my service in regard to key club and the girls scouts. it's not only developed me with a student as the way i view the world and my passion. >> you give, your uber smart and play sports. >> i always had a passion for
working out and sports is a fun way to do that. >> reporter: so is dancing. >> perfect. >> thank you so much. >> looks like they are having fun. watch our star scholar special sunday at 6:30 p.m. do you know a young change maker in your community? they are go to ysa.org/beinspired. a man is richer after buying a lotter ri scratcher while buying yogurt. he plans to use some of his winnings to move back to central america. sunny skies across the bay
area. locally out over the bay and at the middle of the morning commute. it will be a little fog hanging around. it won't be widespread enough to have a significance impact. it will give us sunny skies tomorrow. just about everywhere and most of the coastline. we'll see highs ranging from low 60s at the coast to low 70s around the bay. tomorrow's temperature range will linger through the remainder of the week. over the weekend it warms up inland to mid and upper 90s. that will hold through monday. we'll have a cooling trend next tuesday. very, very pleasant weather ahead. >> thank you, spencer. a lot of people want to
visit north bay. not everybody wants visitors roaming around. the controversy over short term rentals and what would change in marin county. getting down to business of 811 is a free service to keep our community safe. before you do any project big or small, pg&e will come out and mark your gas and electric lines so you don't hit them when you dig. call 811 before you dig, and make sure that you and your neighbors are safe.
you can find vacation rentals this just about every town. no some places they are highly regula regulated. >> wayne is live at the marin county civic center where the board did a lot of listening on this subject. >> reporter: they did do a lot of listening. first they heard a report, a study that showed in the last two years the number of air b and b, short term rentals have increased by more than 100%. they heard from residents, some for and some against regulation. >> these people fly in from beijing, germany, russia, land at sfo and hear john describe it they are keeping him off the street. >> we live in our home. this is the only reason we're able to survive is because of air b and b. >> reporter: so began the debate
in expensive marin county to regulate or not regulate short term vacation rentals and how much. should some of the target money be targeted back to neighborhoods. >> it would be a fir wair way t county could pay back the community for the fact they are burdened by this. >> reporter: victoria owns and operates cottages in a community of 160 homes with an estimated 15 of them serving as vacation rentals. is that too many? some communities have even more. that's a concern. >> there's one street where there's one permanent resident. all the others are vacation rentals. that kind of destroys the neighborhood. >> reporter: the board of supervisors may consider permits, annual fees, notifications of neighbors, third party inspectors and a percentage limit in communities. it's all to be decided and debated. >> what the county has come to realize is they have to regulate it because it's uncontrolled
now. >> a couple of buck ifs they have their hand out and bother me enough. i don't think it's any of their business. should i have to do that? my father-in-law moves in with his alzheimer's. recreational marijuana sales are set to begin january 1st. that's less than seven months away. >> the big concern is cannibus edibles or marijuana infused foods. examples are on display today in sacramento. the products shown included tea, juice, dark chocolate and coconut cookies. lawmakers are fearful some of those products will be packaged in a way to make them appealing to children. some critics say that's already happening in colorado where reck
recreational marijuana that been legal since 2007. how much privacy do you expect on the internet? the obama administration passed rules that would have prohibited, did prohibit internet service providers from using any of your personal information for marketing purposes unless you give your permission. the trump administration is overturned those rules. now the democratly controlled state legislature here in california is trying to pass very similar legislation to the obama rules here in california. google is trying to protect you from being phished. google will have a warning screen pop up. any time an unidentified web app wants you to enter your google log in information. the company wants to target apps that are abusing its
authorization system. that's how google knocks phishing scam got started. it will roll out across the platform to all google web apps. i want to hear from you. my hot line is open weekdays 1:00 to 2:00. you can reach me through facebook and on abc7news.com. >> thanks. samsung getting ready to release its newest smartphone, the galaxy note 8. it will be unveiled next month. it will hit store shelves in november. the same time apples is expected to release the iphone 8. meanwhile samsung says it has plans to recall the metals in all those recalled galaxy note 7 phones. officials expect to retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt,
copper and other metals from millions of phones. the vandal who smashed in the front door of a colorado business is now on the lam. surveillance video captured an unusual sight yesterday. it was a goat smashing in the glass door. the goat butted the door for about 20 minutes before it broke. ran off only the come back and take on the other door. the owner of the business believes the goat saw his reflection in the door and thought it was another goat. get out of here. it's my territory. score two victories against the glass. focusing on the future. >> i think this is fantastic because i haven't seen car interior like this before. >> oh, that's for sure. something out of a sci-fi movie. it could be on car lot near you. dan has a look at abc 7 news at 5:00. >> coming up next, a bold break
in. they entered the store from the roof. under $30 to fly to texas, las vegas and denver. a new airline wants to hit the air running in san jose tonight. imagine being told 20 million pests were being let out in your neighborhood. the california city preparing for an onslaught of mosquitos and why that's a good thing.
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generation of new interiors. we get a look at working model that resembles our living rooms. >> the time will be right to re-invent the interior of autonomous cars. this will change how you spend time commuting. the largest supplier of auto interiors has put two years into this. >> you don't have to drive anymore. your attention will turn inward into the cabin. that experience will be very similar and very comparable to the experience you have in your own home. >> reporter: with the press of a button it forms into lounge mode. the backseat disappear and the two front seats move back and recline. that allows for videos or movies. organic led headliners in the patterns.
this model is being used to get automakers to rethink what driver can do when no longer behind the wheel. >> sometimes consumers are a few steps behind. we're not ready for that. we also have to be aware of what's acceptable or comfortable for the consumer. >> reporter: young automotive design students love the concepts but had some advice. >> i feel like bigger tables woult would be practical for business or stuff like that. >> reporter: the designers use input from germany, china and the u.s. abc 7 news. >> there's the future. how much is all this going to cost? that's still a big unknown depending on how widespread those cars were adopted and whether consumers really want them. today is a good day to be an uber driver. for one day only the company is matching all tips. now it's lawn mped the feature
nation wide. they will celebrate by matching all i'm here to encourage you to take safety on bart seriously. >> tonight the man who was beaten is urging the agency to release images of that attack. police aring looking for a group of teens that stalked a man from muni bus to muni muni i noticeably cooler today. find out where the temperatures are heading for the rest of the workweek, coming up. history on the move. east bay community carts its train depot across town in the dead of
breaking news, governor brown has declared a state of emergency due to a wildfire. officials have ordered evacuations. flames grew rapidly overnight. the city is covered by that evacuation order. officials are concerned the fire hay damage power lines into yosemite national park. so far one structure has been destroyed and over 15,000 acres have burned. the fire is only 5% contained. we have a long way to go. i'm dan ashley. >> thank you for joining us. now to our other top stories. bart is telling us about another attack at one of its stations. three four teenagers attacked a passenger and made off with his phone and his laptop. the victim suffered cuts to his face. he told bart officials the attackers ran out of station and disappeared after that attack around 10:30