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things like the transfer of paperwork, the filing of motions, court appearances. that sort of thing. on top of the fact that there appears to be heavier than normal case loads. now the public defender told me that yesterday afternoon, there were about 100, 100 arraignments scheduled on the afternoon calendar and that's a lot of arraignments. on top of all of that, he says there appears to be a lack of access among many to this new courthouse. it took lela madison over an hour on the freeway to get here from richmond this morning. her niece had to take mad scisoo her son's arraignment. the oakland courthouse is more convenient. >> a.c. transit bus and tgo int oakland, it would be easier for me to do. >> reporter: starting this week all in custody arraignments in alameda county will be held at this new courthouse in dublin,
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it's about 30 miles from the oakland courthouse that's always handled arraignments for crimes occurring in oakland and berkeley. the majority of the county's criminal incidents. the court says it will save time and money. the county's main jail is right next to the new facility. no more busing prisoners to oakland for arraignments but defense attorneys say it's a burden for families of defendants. >> a lot of my clients obviously are indigent and their families are indigent and that's a tremendous hardship. >> reporter: there are also opening day blues. yesterday with a public defender calls total confusion. >> clients just aren't being seen. their case could be in contention next day. they're not being arraigned timely. it is just a massive failure on multiple ends. >> reporter: tyra had to come here again today from hayward. her fiance's arraignment was put over yesterday because his files weren't ready. >> like a lot of miscommunication even with the staff and the d.a.s, they seem
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overwhelmed already. >> reporter: the public defender says it's like putting four lanes of traffic into one lane. there's a massive traffic jam. vic lee, abc 7 news. happening now, a state of emergency is in effect near yosemite because of the detwiler fire that is threatening homes right now. evacuations have been ordered in mariposa county as the flames continue to spread. the fire has burned more than 19,000 acres since it broke out sunday afternoon and it's only 5% contained. the evacuation order covers the city of mariposa. officials say firefighters are dealing with unfavorable weather conditions and aggressive fire behavior. >> think we can't emphasize enough how active and erratic this fire activity is especially with this fire. it's done stuff we haven't seen before. >> at least one structure has been destroyed. again, many are threatened. in saratoga, fire crews continue to work to contain a wildfire that's burned ten acres so far near mt. eden and pierce road.
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the fire is 50% contained. we're told tonight's concert at the nearby mountain winery is going on as planned. someone could face charges for a drone. it was spotted in the sky near the fire and caused a cal fire helicopter to be grounded. officials say it's illegal to fly over an emergency area and the drone operator could face charges as a result. we have new details on the kidnapping of a baby in san francisco over the weekend. the source familiar with the investigation tells abc 7 news the baby's father also was arrested on child endangerment charges. that baby was are reunited with her mother shortly after police arrested this woman for kidnapping sunday. abc 7 news has learned the woman was in a car with the baby and her father right before the kidnapping. the father had picked up that woman nearby. he then left them in the car and when he got back to the vehicle, they were both gone. police found them on a muni bus. san francisco district attorney's office has not formally charged either the woman or the father. both are still in custody.
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b.a.r.t. passengers at the embarcadero station thought they heard and saw an explosion this morning. if you were there, maybe it was you. turned out to be an equipment malfunction, something b.a.r.t. officials say actually happens often. understandably, people were scared nonetheless. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the story. >> reporter: this is what's left of an insulator that blew this morning at the embarcadero station. ellen was on her way to work. >> we saw big flash of fire and a loud noise and then, like, smoke was, like, everywhere. oh, i thought it was a bomb. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. officials say the insulators keep electricity in the third rail. >> as trains run over those rails they grind off microscopic dust. >> reporter: the dust settles on the insulators making them gray instead of white. >> it will travel through the dust and cause the insulator to fail which creates a small explosion. >> reporter: as often as once every two months according to
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b.a.r.t.'s spokesperson. maintenance crews try to keep it from happening regularly by dusting the insulators off with compressed air. >> my heart was racing. people were really scared. i never saw a train empty out so much. >> reporter: she says she was impressed by passengers helping one another including one woman who fell. she said she did not see b.a.r.t. police. >> if they do have b.a.r.t. police at the stations and especially the embarcadero station which is a main station, there should have been police there. >> reporter: officials confirm b.a.r.t. police were not at the embarcadero station when the insulator blew. transportation supervisors informed b.a.r.t. police they were not needed afterwards. in san francisco, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. late last night a man said he was punched, kicked and robbed while riding b.a.r.t. it happened near the bayfair station. about three or four suspects estimated to be in their late teens probably took his phone and laptop before running off the train into the station. they were not caught.
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the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated. and today the victim of another violent robbery on b.a.r.t. wechbt before b.a.r.t.'s board's safety committee. are rusty staff and his family were among several passengers beaten and robbed by a mob of dozens at the coliseum station back in april. we reported this at the time. it's a crime that was captured on video and he told us why he wants it released. >> to better educate the public and to find ways to prevent these incidents from occurring. >> we don't want to jeopardize the prosecution of an individual who did something horrible to a victim or to one of our riders, so it's a balance and we'll be discussing it further here at b.a.r.t. as an organization. >> new report reveals that rapes and sexual assaults on b.a.r.t. properties are up for a fourth year in a row though 82% of b.a.r.t.'s 134 officers are currently on patrol, the system is still nearly 100 officers short of full staffing levels. and we want to hear your experiences with b.a.r.t. share what you love, what you
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hate, and what you think on social media. add #dearbart to your posts. a brazen burglary at a co e coopupertino verizon store land to men in jail. what the burglars almost got away with and how they were caught red handed. >> reporter: from sky 7, see a hole cut into the roof of a verizon store. a bold move from burglars who were then able to make their way inside. >> they had to know exactly where everything was, where to cut. i don't -- it's crazy. >> reporter: on stevens creek boulevard in cupertino, neighbors nearby were surprised by the break-in. >> this area is really nice. i'm just shocked. i just can't believe that -- who would ever thought? >> reporter: yesterday morning, two men originally made off with 189 devices totalling nearly $100,000 worth of merchandise. >> they were able to disable the surveillance system, disable the alarm, so definitely some prior knowledge, some planning and that will be part of the
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investigation to look at their history and see where they came from. >> reporter: but they didn't get far. sheriff's deputies found them pulled off to the side of the road in san jose just ten minutes away from the site of the burglary with apple devices all over the back seat. this picture from the santa clara county sheriff's office shows all the items recovered. 4-year-old tan van nguyen of san jose is being held at the county jail. deputies aren't sharing photos of the other suspect, 38-year-old mark tran of american canyon, because he always bailed out. in a statement, a verizon spokesperson said "the safety of our employees and customers is our utmost priority. we appreciate the efforts of local law enforcement in solving this crime." >> the realization, doesn't matter where you live, where you're at, anything can happen. there's crazy people out there that are willing to go into lengths to get what they want. >> reporter: for some, a sense of protection now gone. in cupertino, abc 7 news. a bill that will set new
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privacy protection for internet users in california cleared a key senate hearing this morning. the bill will prohibit internet service providers from using any of your personal information for marketing purposes unless they have your consent. more than a dozen major telecommunications companies oppose the bill saying there are already regulations in place to keep consumer data private. the bill has one more hurdle before a vote on the full senate floor. california's nationally recognized cap and trade policy has a new lease on life tonight. it's a system that tries to tackle the challenge of climate change. state lawmakers narrowly approved an extension. >> reporter: dan, there was a lot of hyperbole from governor brown around this initiative. he suggested without passage, california would be devastated by climate change, but the three-bill package was a tough sell, barely squeaking through. >> it's a great day for california, it's a great day for bipartisanship and it's a great
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day for the planet. >> reporter: governor jerry brown applauded lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for what he called their courageous action. by the slimmest of margins, they approved an extension of the state's cap and trade system which the governor believes is the best weapon against climate change. the program sets a cap for companies like factories and refineries, on greenhouse gas emissions and requires polluters to purchase 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 david chu says he had concerns about what he considered giveaways to the oil industry but says this deal still represents progress. >> the version that we voted on for the first time links our air quality goals to planet program. it increases air pollution penalties that haven't changed since the 1970s.
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it requires facilities that have outdated technologies to upgrade their equipment. >> reporter: many environmental groups wanted more aggressive controls on polluters, and criticized this legislation for keeping local air districts out of the loop. >> it undercuts thee effort by other agencies in charge of protecting air quality and public health from doing their work. it's a massive, massive loss. >> reporter: the goal of the law is to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% from 1990 levels by the year 2030 which is when the program's extension ends. in the newsroom, carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. >> all right, carolyn, thank you. short-term rentals like airbnb are popular here in the bay area and all around the world, of course. >> yes, next, we're live in the north bay where they're looking at the long-templrm impact of short-term rentals. i'm meteorologist drew tuma. tough to beat temperatures like these today.
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when we look ahead, we have warmer weather on the horizon. in the accuweather forecast. the real cost of making netflix's hit shows and if that's going to be passed on to customers. a bare area couple happily returns some furniture they had bought not that long ago. i'm michael finney. i'm michael finney. their story ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. this july visit your local volvo dealer to receive sommar savings of up to $4,500.
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this july visit your local volvo dealer things are heating up for the wta.mer. time to play. when the us open series hits stanford for the bank of the west classic, join the celebration of summer. where the action off the court, is just as hot as the action on it. july 31st through august 6th. it's time to shine brighter than you ever thought possible. the us open series. we're serving up the best of summer. don't miss the wta action while it's in stanford. in most bay area cities or towns, you'll find plenty of ads for short-term rentals like abnb. many communities already established regulations. today, the board of supervisors began working at rules for unincorporated areas. abc 7 news reporter wayne
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freedman is live at marin county civic center where the board has a lot to kor before drafting or not drafting a policy. >> reporter: yes, in fact, they received several earfuls today. among them statistics. for example in the last two years the number of airbnbs in marin county went up more than 100%, doubled in the last 2 years. the average in this county, roughly $100 to $400 a night. some are even higher. a lot of people are saying with all this going on, there has to be some regulation. where to stay in marin county and what to pay. browse the internet, you'll find so many options. today on the board of supervisors, they heard a few more. >> standing between me and living under a freeway is airbnb. >> reporter: the county enters debate now about whether to regulate or not regulate short-term rentals. >> this is the other. >> reporter: there are as many options as people who rent their
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homes. victoria hamilton rivers is in favor of regulations which might include permits, annual fees, outside inspections and she hopes some of that money being targeted back to the neighborhoods from where residents view renters as intruders. >> i think it'd make an enormous difference. i really do. because right now, it's and them argument. >> reporter: roughly 115 to 16 0 homes go to short-term renters. how many vacation rentals are too many vacation rentals? >> there's one street in stenson beach where there's one permanent resident, all the others are vacation rentals. that kind of destroys the neighborhood. >> reporter: today's hearing, the beginning of a process and eventually a policy. >> i think what the county has come to realize is that they have to regulate it because it's uncontrolled now. >> they come with wallets full of money and they spread it around all over the place. it's a win/win. the government should stay out
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of this. >> reporter: the board will be getting back to them. in marin county, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. a new airline is about to take off from san jose's airport. abc 7 news was at san jose airport today as frontier airline announced new service there. starting this fall, the discount airline will operate nonstop flights to denver and las vegas, then add service to austin and san antonio next spring. the carrier is offering introductory fares as low as $29 each way. san jose city leaders certainly are happy about this. >> this is another recognition of the importance that silicon valley has become to the region and to businesses and, you know, so we're excited and delighted. >> san jose is among the 21 cities frontier will add to its routes by next spring. it wa it wa it wa it wa it i market. the dow dipped nearly 55 points ending down for a second day in
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a row. the nasdaq added almost 30 points. closing at a new record high of 6,344. netflix was a big winner today moving up 21 points. nearly 14%. the stock boost comes a day after netflix's latest earnings report. the los gtos based company saw its best second quarter game in subscribers. its international subscriber base is now larger than its u.s. base. netflix is investing money into creating new programs, so much that it's not making a profit but says it has no plans to raise monthly prices in the near future. we're talking numbers, let's talk about the forecast and temperatures. >> meteorologist drew tuma with that. >> a winner of a forecast today. rid ourselves of intense heat from this past weekend and in store for a really comfortable evening. current temperatures, san francisco sitting at 61 degrees under mainly sunny skies. 66 in oakland. 69 mountain view. san jose warmer at 72. 84 in gilroy. half moon bay at 62 degrees.
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temperature temperature temperatures, napa, 76, novato, 75. concord one of the warmer spots at 83. livermore at 78 degrees. you look at the 24 hour temperature change right now and across the region from the coast to the bay and inland, we are cooler right now than we were 24 hours ago by some 11 degrees in concord, 13 degrees cooler in livermore. 10 degrees l cooler in san jose. refreshing air has certainly moved in. live doppler 7 along with satellite, a mainly clear picture. just aly l bit of fog right here along the san mateo coastline. we will see more in the way of cloud cover building back in along our coast tonight. here's call. overnight tonight, there's the fickle finger of fog moving through. oakland, san francisco, elsewhere in the north bay and in the south bay, plenty of stars o out there. we're falling into the mid 50s around the bay. 57 in antioch. 53 in san francisco. san jose dropping to about 57 degrees. so your 12-hour planner on your wednesday, starting off 7:00 in the morning.
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fog around the bay and the coastline. quickly pulls back to the coast. by noon, it's sunny for most. by 4:00, a really nice afternoon once again. a lot of sunshine and really seasonable temperatures. just a few coastal clouds building back in by the evening hours. your highs on your wednesday, very similar to today. if you like today, you're going to love tomorrow. 67 the high in san francisco tomorrow. 87 in santa rosa. palo alto, 77 degrees. concord up to 90. 72 oakland. san jose, a lot of sunshine and temperature of 81 degrees. beaches we go, live look from santa cruz, folks enjoying the sand and sun. lot of sunshine from this vantage point. tomorrow morning if you're headed to the coast, little bit of cloud cover early on. it will build back and move away from the coast by the afternoon. more in the way of sunshine. a nice beach day in the afternoon if you're headed there. santa cruz warmer at 75 degrees. ocean water temperature still chilly at 55 degrees. just want to show you future tracker temperatures. the warmest day we have in the next seven days is coming on
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saturday. wa you will notice unlike last weekend when we had widespread heat, it looks like the heat is really going to be confined to our north bay and inland locations. that's where you see the 90s and near 100 degree temperature readings in antioch. right now from what it looks like, moef spots around the immediate bay areas not as hot as you were last weekend. still on the mild side in the 70s and low 80s. check your temperatures, accuweather app, a great download to have. abc 7 accuweather seven-day forecast, going to show you mild to warm on your wednesday. really nice day. thursday and friday, we're kind of on cruise control with mother nature. she keeps it kind of comfortable. then saturday the numbers will jump especially inland. the good news, the heat doesn't hold on for really too long. sunday and monday, a little bit cooler then cooler on tuesday. really just one day, not as intense as it was last weekend. >> all right. thanks, drew. >> sure. all right. spencer isn't here right now because he's over at the oakland coliseum helping out in the a's 18th annual root beer float day. >> yeah, look who was there as well.
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tonight, the white house has confirmed that president trump and russian president vladimir putin had a second previously undisclosed meeting at the g20 summit a couple l weeks ago. a senior white house official says the discussion was nearly an hour long and happened in front of other world leaders. this meeting happened just hours after a larger bilateral meeting. this information comes as the name of an eighth person who attended the campaign meeting with donald trump jr. emerged. and you're looking at him in video from 2013. the man is 52-year-old ike kavaladza from huntington beach. he claims he simply act eed as translator when a russian lawyer promised to give the trump campaign potentially damaging information about hillary clinton. republican leaders in the senate appear to need to pass the latest effort of the affordable care act. attorney general wants to repeal obamacare then spend two years crafting its replacement.
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>> now, it's getting clearer and clearer that senate republicans won't be able to pass either their bill or a backup man of repeal without replacement. >> we'll let obamacare fail and then the democrats are going to come to us and say, how do we fix it, how do we fix it? or how do we come up with a new plan? >> senate gop leaders hope to vote on their latest health care package. last week. that follows two failed attempts to bring a bill to the senate floor. and the white house has declared this week made in america week, but there's one quintessential american company that isn't doing so well. >> coming up, what's driving down sales for harley davidson motorcycles. sfwlmpl plus -- >> reporter: one week after the east bay rollout of go bike there's already vandalism here and in san francisco. i'm jonathan bloom with more on the bike sharing program. bumps in the road ahead on abc 7 news. also here, a surprise
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the past hour, san francisco's board of supervisors unanimously approved creating a new office of cannabis. >> yeah, it will oversee the process through approved permits for the sale of marijuana to adults for recreational use. >> last november, california voterses approved recreational marijuana. starting in january, dispensaries will be permitted to sell it. >> abc 7 news reporter lonnie rivera has more on the story. >> reporter: dispense ary in the south market neighborhood looks like a high-tech coffeehouse. medical marijuana orders placed with touchscreen. the shop is looking into selling recreational pot. san francisco city supervisors approved a new office to handle the anticipated demand. >> the idea that someone else is going to come in in other places and there's going to be this explosion of -- that's not going to happen. >> reporter: those concerns forced supervisors to proprose legislation to cap the number of dispensaries at three in san
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francisco's excelsior neighborhood in his district. it will be left up to the office of cannabis to manage the permit process. >> if we don't have regulatory framework in place by january 1st, we won't be able to influence what happens. >> reporter: the supervisor says it makes sense for existing dispensaries to get priority when it comes to recreational permits. >> they have been vetted. they've gone through the process. they've been authorized by the planning department. the operators have had their backgrounds vetted. >> reporter: critics argue the new office may add more red tape with fees and legal hoops. supervisors say some of the fees are intended to fund the office's operating budget. the goal is to have a single point of contact to manage businessowners' questions, regulators' questions and potential public complaints. in san francisco, lonnie rivera, abc 7 news. a hazmat situation shut down an overpass on highway 101 in
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novato this morning. atherton avenue. a vehicle spilled hydrochloric acid, commonly used in swimming pools as a cleaner. firefighters and county hazmat crews cleaned it up safely. no problems. the road re-opened by 11:00 a.m. today the only bike share option rolled out in san francisco. 4 go bike opened 24 stations today and plans to double the number of stations by the end of september. san jose trails tweeted these pictures of the new bikes outside city hall. stations are located downtown around san jose state and the . s.a.p. center. bike share users can rent the bike for 30 minutes for as little as $3 and return it to any station. just one week ago, bike share expanded to the east bay for the first time but already sel several bikes have had their tires slashed. abc 7 news reporter jonathan bloom has more on how those running the program responded and why they say it's happening. >> reporter: a week ago oakland
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celebrated the arrival of bike sharing. the latest development is nothing to celebrate. >> the bike share station at 57th and telegraph, the tires got slashed. >> reporter: bike east bay's education directed tweeted and said workers were on scene replacing the bikes in 30 minutes. >> they're really responsive when things are happening with the system. they're going to take care of it. >> reporter: that bunt the end of it. in san francisco, two stations on 17th street were hit. motivate who operates the ford go bikes wasted no time. >> the tires were slashed. we replaced the bikes in 90 minutes. >> reporter: a warehouse a few blocks away, the operation is a well-oiled machine. there's another reason they were so fast. they were expecting this. >> this is tan dard, actually, in cities across the country, when we put new stations and bikes out, people tamper with them. >> reporter: bike east bay add midsts there's ill will toward the bikes. >> we have heard people don't like the ford logo. >> reporter: they can't say for sure why the vandalism happened, go bike acknowledged at least
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one neighborhood toeld them the shiny new stations would be against them. big plans for 24th street. >> we're trying to make this into a chinatown or japantown. so this particular element, you know, does not fit into the plan of the community. >> reporter: the council president cited studies that show low-income residents are less likely to use bike share and more likely to miss the parking. >> a lot of low income folks who are gardeners and painters use trucks. >> reporter: offering low income riders a $5 one one-year membership and putting more stations in neighborhoods of concern. bike east bay wants to get the word out, bike sharing is not just for the wealthy. >> going to get more people on bikes, get more people to support local businesses and have a happier and healthier way to get around town. >> reporter: in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. some residents in pleasant hill objected, but the city council approved plans anyway for carmax to open a used car dealership at a vacant big box store. other proposals call for building affordable housing on the site of what used to be a kmart. it's been vacant for five years.
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carmax is america's largest used car dealership chain. your car seat can tilt, recline, slide back but not like this one can. >> next, a look at the future of cars, the days when sitting in the driver's seat doesn't mean you're doing the driving. taking a live look right now at drivers crossing the golden gate bridge. our weather will go from cool to warm to hot. drew will be back in ten who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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when autonomous cars eventually take over driving for us, the interior of cars may change dramatically. designers are already turning their attention inside for these vehicles. abc 7 news reporter david louie gives you a first look at an attention-getting model. >> reporter: okay. the steering wheel may be going away. what's a driver to do on that long commute to and from work? that's what designers are doing, it's the world's largest supplier of auto interiors. >> since you don't have to drive anymore, your attention will turn inward, into the cabin. that experience is going to be very similar and very comparable to the experience you have in your own home. >> reporter: forget six-position seats. with a touch of a button, the interior can configure itself
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into a lounge tucking away the rear seats and moving the front seat back. the seats even recline so you can enjoy a movie or video playing in front. >> the vision for the lounge mode was to create an environment that is actually similar to your living room. so the idea was to actually put you in your living room even before you arrive home. >> reporter: if you insist on working -- >> you can now pull out the tray that you can either work together or you work separately. >> almost anything is possible as we see industrial designers focus on the future of autonomous vehicles. we're already seeing new design concepts in commercial aircraft. the concepts came from focus groups held with consumers in germany, china and the u.s. designers spent a year turning them into a working model. >> technology can enable radical things but sometimes consumers are a few steps behind or not ready for that big step so we always have to be aware of what's acceptable or comfortable for the consumer. >> reporter: we can't leave out the organic l.e.d. screen in the
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headliner that displays mood setting patterns. in sunnyvale, david louie, abc 7 news. out with the new, in with the old. harley tadavidson announced sal have slumped as new riders choose used motorcycles over newer ones. seams of new harleys are down 10% in america compared to last year. harley davidson's stock dropped ending the day 6% lower than it started. harley expects to ship 6% to 8% fewer motorcycles this year compared to last year. coming up next, 7 on your side's michael fin any heney he family whose living room
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there's been a surprise shutdown in san francisco. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here to explain what happened? yeah, we heard about this first thing this morning. a popular fitness center in san francisco has abruptly shut its doors. 7 on your side bare on gulf and market streets closed down friday. members we talked to today said they received as little as one day warning. they say that warning came from an apologetic instructor, not
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the facility's manager. the fitness equipment remains inside of the gates are padlocked. there's no signage explaining why this cardio barre location shut down. just a closed sign in the shape of a heart. >> i loved these classes. i'm actually quite upset because they had great instructors. i don't understand, i've never had somebody just close up shop. >> now we talked with the ceo of cardio barre. he said the san francisco facility was independently owned and operated as a franchise. he is encouraging anyone who lost money because of the closure to sue the facility in small claims court. efforts to reach the attorney for the franchise owner were unsuccessful. now, in other news, nine months after a livermore couple purchased new living room furniture that room is still looking pretty sparse. you've heard sometimes things just aren't meant to be and that may have been the case here. this wasn't what karen smith had in mind when she and her husband
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purchased a new sofa and recl e recliner. instead of brand new furniture, she has two patio chairs in their place. it wasn't the deliver ary that was the problem. it's what was delivered. >> the first sofa, the stitching on it started to come out. it had not been, like, tacked, backstitched and it all started coming out within two weeks. >> reporter: la-z-boy didn't hesitate to replace the sofa. this is a photo of the substitute sent in its place. unfortunately, karen had issues with this one, too. >> i noticed that there was ware spots through the leather, took the color off the leather. >> reporter: la-z-boy promised to replace the cushions but karen said there were numerous delays in the delivery. one appointment was canceled then the wrong cushions were delivered. the stitching on the cushions were different. >> i mean, you don't pay for a matching set and pay the money we paid to have it all look different. that would look real tacky. >> reporter: the last straw was
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when the gear in the recliner broke. she called 7 on your side and we contacted la-z-boy. it told us, "once made aware of the situation, we were able to rapidly come to a solution that was acceptable to mrs. smith." la-z-boy picked up karen's furniture and refunded her the money. >> i was very delighted and surprised that i got help. never done anything like this before. >> karen got her previous living room furniture from la-z-boy, too. the company thanked her for her loyalty. now, i want to hear from you. my hotline is open weekdays 10:00 to 2:00. the number 415-954-8151. of course, always reach me through facebook or through our web page at abc7news.com. >> good job, michael. tha thanks. all right. how does your garden grow? today students with special needs learned about horticult e horticulture. taught how to plant seeds and maintain existing plants and gardens. this is the start of a week-long
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program. the class is already full. there are hopes to expachnd thi into a year-long program for the upcoming school year. dozens of lucky kids in san francisco had an experience today that some baseball players work a career to achieve. they got to take the field at at&t park. it was part of a youth baseball camp sponsored by the giants and bank of america. former giants stars were on hand to offer some tips and with a little l advice in their pocket, the kids hit the diamond for a taste of what it's like to play in a big league ballpark. >> we did a lot of drills and, like, batting and running back and forth and throwing the ball. >> i liked batting on the field of the giants -- in the giants stadium. getting to meet legends and having fun. >> it's a great day, right? at the end of the session, the kids had a chance to tour at&t park and soak up the feeling of being in the big leagues. if even for a day. what a special experience for them. >> absolutely.
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time to check on our forecast and what's coming our way. >> meteorologist drew tuma is here for spencer christian who's over with the a's doing the root beer float night. >> yeah, he scoops them well there. said he's going to do a lot of ice cream and root beer. head on out, if you see spencer, say hi. minimal cloud cover. notice the clouds, they're building along our coast. tonight we'll see that resurgence of the low cloud cover. san francisco, oakland overnight tonight, half moon bay, it's really just a thin layer of fog. elsewhere, plenty of stars from napa over to antioch, san how die. 57 overnight in san jose. if you like today, tomorrow you're going to absolutely love it tomorrow. sunny, really comfortable temperatures. no intense heat. warm inland. 90 in concord. 81 san how stay. 67 san francisco, and oak labd up to 72. accuweather seven-day forecast, steady through friday. a real quick warmup on saturday. only one day of hot temperatures inland then we're going right
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back down early into next week. >> thanks, drew. >> sure. all right. lot to talk about in sports. football. >> yeah. >> larry's here with that. >> yes, the front-runner to be the 49ers' quarterback of the future explains himself, so why would a man turn down a long-term deal with washington?
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good evening. kirk cousins has all the leverage in the world for the washington redskins and he's just playing them like a fiddle. he's turned down long-term extensions, going to be a free ajebt after the upcoming season, he'll be free to sign with the 49ers and his old head coach kyle shanahan. in the meantime, he's got one more year in washington. he doesn't want to be a lame duck quarterback with fans and maybe teammates turning against him. today cousins explained why he's not signed an extension, all the while pledging his devotion to a team that's consistently doubted whether he was worth elite quarterback money. >> i would love to be with the redskins long term. i could play with the redskins for the next ten years on one-year deals. doesn't mean i don't want to be with the redskins and don't want to be with this team. i think the structure of the nfl is such that one-year deals are the best option. by no means does it mean i try to look away from the red skins to go to a different place mind
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mind is on gathering more information and seeing where we are. >> yesterday former nfl quarterback michael vick said colin kaepernick, sideline nfl team if he cut his hair among other things. vick tried to back track on the comments today. kaep responded by tweeting out the definition of skok s s s syndrome, they feel sympathetic for their captors, insinuating vick has fallen for nfl ownership. in days before the baseball trade deadline, every move is seen as somewhat suspicious. when the a's only all-star yonder alonso was not in the starting lineup tonight against tampa bay, the immediate thought is, trade is looming, he's going somewhere. the a's went out of their way to say alonzo was told yesterday he was getting tonight off because the a's are facing a lefty. it's root beer float day. celebrity scoopers include bob melvin, ryan healy, making ice cream floats for the fans. you got dave stewart right there. proceeds go to the juvenile diabetes research foundation.
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got all the celebs including our own spencer christian. weatherman out there having a good time. >> i got the scoop. i got the scoop on all the weather and all the news. spore sports, too. good looking, buddy? >> delicious. >> that's what i call professional scooping. >> spencer is all over it. former a's rocked at the plate in a collision with chad cool last night. the brewers put him on the disabled list. see his left leg get pinned under. a sprained mcl in his left knee. will be out at least a month. he was in agony. 44-year-old bartolo colon, oldest pitcher in baseball made his debut with the twins tonight. he's had a lot of debut. fifth pitcher to play for ten different teams including the a's for a while. strikes out aaron judge who's been struggling since the all-star game. colon threw five so far. gave up one run on five hits.
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has the lead thanks to miguel is a sano. big 12 media day, oklahoma state punter zach sinor declared his heisman candidacy, the punter. a full-time punter has never won the heisman so you know. media campaign self-funded includes t-shirts, pamphlet that lists his achooecievements like cool dogs. website he created on the bus ride that look like it's a vintage 1995. fans made signs last year. he decided he was going to kick it up a notch. >> media people do a great job, said take off with it, run with it, have fun with it, enjoy it. kind of what i'm doing, going back to my fans. been there through the good and bad. sticking with me. >> disappointed you didn't make it to new york last year? >> no comment. >> he's not going to make it again this year. but fun. fun. have a good time with it. >> joe feisman used to pronounce
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his name before the heisman race. >> thanks, larry. >> join us tonight at 9:00 on cable channel 13. we're going to take you into the fire zone near yosemite where an entire city has been evacuated. join us for the latest on the fight to save homes at 9:00. on abc 7 news at 11:00, rowdy teenagers target a muni passenger. the search tonight for the group responsible for this attack. coming up tonight on abc 7, here's the lineup at 8:00 it's "the middle" followed by "fresh off the boat" then back to back episodes of "black-ish." 10:00, "american housewife" followed by "the middle." don't miss abc 7 news at 11:00. >> 11:35, jimmy kimmel live. guests caitlyn jenner and finn. >> looking for breaking news on abc news bay area. >> i'm ama daetz. for all of us here at abc 7 news, have a great night.
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but can she do it two days in a row? darcy and martin will have a lot to say about that. let's see how much. here we go, into the jeopardy! round with one daily double awaiting the three of you in these categories today... followed by... interesting spelling there. in the next category, each correct response will have... ...but it's spelled differently. and finally, we'll deal with... [ laughter ] deborah. tails of the south pacific, $200, please. darcy. what is a bat? yes. tails for $400, please.

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