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the thickest clouds along the peninsula coast. as i open up the weather window on the east bay, you can see clouds developing. a pocket of clearness over the bay and then more clouds near the coast. that will be the case in the 12-hour day planner. 55 to 59 degrees at 7:00. noon, 59 to 78. not too much of a spread there. it gets bigger at 4:00, 60 around the coast, 75 around the bay, and 88 inland. at 7:00, we have 58, 69, and 75. let's take a look at what's going on as far as the morning commute. hi, alexis. >> good morning. we have been friday light for the most part today. here's a look at walnut creek, southbound 680. we had overnight road work once again. fortunately though, we did not have the passive backups we had 24 hours ago. they got that cleared well before 5:00 a.m. this morning. we never did see the significant delays. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, 35 minutes. we had a report of a crash around the 205/580 interchange. looks like that's on the
shoulder. slight delays. no delays antioch to concord or southbound san rafael to san francisco. we'll take a closer look at things in the south bay up next. >> thanks. >> we are following breaking news in the south bay. an overnight stabbing and now the search is on for the woman police believe is responsible. >> matt keller is live at the scene in san jose. matt. >> reporter: jessica, since we last saw you, the police have taken down the police tape and have opened up red bird drive. they have completed their on-scene investigation here for now. we also have an update from san jose police, but we want to show you video of the victim being taken away on a stretcher. police say they got a call about 2:20 this morning of a person stabbed. paramedics moved him into the ambulance. police car followed behind on the way to the hospital. officers talked with neighborhoods. a canine officer was also on the scene. police say the suspect is a female. they don't have a description. and say she has not been caught. police say the man, though, will survive this attack.
reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> and developing news on a major wildfire burning outside ofi yosemite national park. another team of firefighters heading there from san mateo county to help the crews in mariposa county. the detwiler fire has spread to 71,000 acres this morning and it's still only 10% contained. more than 5,000 people are out of their homes. the latest numbers from calfire indicate 99 buildings are destroyed. that includes 50 homes. despite these evacuation orders, some residents are staying behind. >> when you see that wall of fire coming at you, and it's like, i can't stop that. >> but you know, after a fire, if there's a flare-up and you ain't there and nobody else is there, it just burns. so i wasn't going to let that happen. >> the detwiler fire remains a big danger because of the hot weather and rough terrain. take a look at this. you can actually see it from
space. that's how big it is. this weather satellite captured the image of the fire this week. you can see it right there, the huge cloud of smoke rising up from the middle of the state. >> o.j. simpson could be release said from a nevada correctional facility in ten more weeks. yesterday, a group of four commissioners granted the former nfl star parole after almost nine years in prison for a las vegas robbery. a visibly relieved simpson thanked the parole board after they unanimously voted in favor of his release. this morning, fred goldman, whose son was murdered in 1994 with nicole brown, is reacting to the decision. >> for me, it's very frustrating because my perception of a parole hearing is to determine whether this individual is going to potentially be a threat to society. whether he has the possibility of doing something bad again, another bad decision. and i think that's just who he is. they never pressed him about
anything. >> we should make it clear, simpson was acquitted of both murder charges but was found liable for the killings in a 1997 civil trial. you can see the entire interview with fred goldman and his daughter kim on "gma" at 7:00 a.m. >> happening today, the man charged in a deadly hit and run will be arraigned in contra costa county court. concord police say lemuel wilson jr. was driving under the influence when he hit an suv on highway 4 last months. police say he left the scene of the crash. you'll remember the story, so sad. the mother woo was driving lost two children in that wreck and a third child is still in the hospital with serious injuries. >> a federal judge has refused to reinstate president trump's order to cut funding to sanctuary cities. in january, president trump signed an executive order threatening to block federal funds to all cities and counties with sanctuary status. san francisco, richmond, and santa clara counties sued. calling it unconstitutional. and a judge issued an injunction
to stop the cuts. this week, the trump administration asked that the injunction be lifted. yesterday, though, that request was deniedenied. the trump administration is now expected to appeal the decision to the ninth circuit court of appeals. >> what was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives turned out to have a pretty terrible ending. a bay area couple says a thief stole their wedding photos right out of their photographer's car on monday. the photographer says she stopped by the presidio on the way home to use the bathroom. that's when a burglar swiped in, smashed the back window of her car, stole $15,000 worth of camera equipment. and the memory cards. >> i want to make them happy and remember this moment. and for me, that just -- i felt completely --. >> the photographer says she searched for equipment at flea markets and online. the couple now offering a $1,000 rewaurd for the memory cards, no
question asked. the photographer, she feels really bad so she's offered to retake the photos and to give them a full refund. >> just a heartbreaking story all around. >> and now to developing news. the search is on for more victims of this man, his name is grant. he's accused of stealing $800,000 from clients of his auto restoration business in santa cruz. gnp speed and machine. in one case, investigators say he asked an elderly client to invest money in his business in order to buy and build specific vehicles. but they say those vehicles didn't even exist. and he instead used the money to pay off personal debt. >> just a reminder, there's going to be a major change for this year's running of the san francisco marathon. this sunday, drivers will face a lot of road closures before, during, and well after the marathon. so the actual running starts at 5:30 in the morning. this map shows you the marathon route. it's going to take runners around the northern part of the
city. for the first time ever, all northbound traffic is going to be closed on the golden gate bridge. that closure lasts from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., southbound traffic will not be impacted. but just take note. the embarcadero will be closed for many hours before and after the event. so you have been warned. >> yes, you definitely need to plan ahead this sunday. where are san francisco's highest valued neighborhood? if you think you know, well, the spot topping the list for the first time ever. >> interesting. >> ford says this is the first ever pickup truck specially designed for police officers. what's inside that sets it apart. >> and amazon responding this morning after being accused of using deceptive list prices. stay with us. >> look at this, a surprise nice look outside at the city. it is gorgeous. >> i love a good surprise. >> i love a good surprise. >> the sun starts to come
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48 in woodside to belmont at 57 degrees. same in san carlos. 60 in concord, one of our warm spots, to 50 in santa rosa. let's take a look around the state. 98 in fresno. 92 in yosemite. 82 in tahoe. air quality alert for the entire san joaquin valley until the fires are over and some of the smoke is leaking into tahoe through today. a slight chance of storms monday, a better chance tuesday and wednesday. >> we did have disabled truck that was sitting within the bay bridge toll plaza. we had chp on the scene there with flashing lights. about 15, 20 minutes ago. it has cleared. we're back to no issues. those metering lights are on, but overall, looking at pretty friday light volumes. san jose, we're in recovery mode, northbound 101 before oakland road. two-car crash was blocking, not for long, less than tn minutes, you can see some of the red south of 280, 680, and up to 880, but overall, starting to bounce back. we'll look at drive times at
6:20. >> speaking of the roads, look at this. ford unveiling what it says is the first pickup truck specially designed for police. the four-wheel drive pickup extends the off road abilities of other vehicles and lets police chase suspects through deserts and forest trails with rough terrain. also has so-called police calibrated brakes and can maintain a speed up to 100 miles per hour for a long period of time. the front seats have plates in the back to protect officers from being stabbed from the back seat. interesting. >> youtube is taking new measures to stop isis recruitment video. >> plus, what we're learning about a new travel pan for americans. >> also, kevin durant, he had >> also, kevin durant, he had qu
that breaking news is a new report that was out just minutes ago on the clash between the uss fitzgerald and a philippine cargo ship. and get this, the u.s. navy is now being blamed for the crash. happened off the coast of japan in june. and this new report says sailors on the fitzgerald failed to take any action to avoid the crash. for instance, it's unclear if members of the crew ever called the commanding officer to come to the bridge. investigators are also looking at the possibility the ship was traveling faster than expected. seven u.s. service members were killed in the crash. navy officials say the crash could have been much worse,
though. new this morning, a trump administration is expected to ban american citizens from traveling to north korea. this is in reaction to the death of otto warmbier, the american who died earlier this year after being released from a north korean prison. secretary of state rex tillerson made the decision. it will make it illegal to use a passport to enter north korea. they say the restriction would go into effect 30 days after a notice is published in the federal register. at this point, it's not clear when that would be. it looks like sean spicer will soon be able to focus on just one job. president trump is considering anthony scaramucci to be the next white house communications director. skaur amuchy is a hedge fund manager. he served as an adviser for the trump transition team. he interviewed for the job and was seen walking out of the west wing late last night. no word on when an official announcement will come. as of now, sean spicer is handling dual roles as
communications director and white house press secretary. youtube is stepping up its fight against terrorism. it's now redirecting video searches of isis propaganda to anti-terrorist videos. the redirect strategy also applies for violent extremist content. their goal, of course, is to better deter anyone trying to use youtube as extremist recruiting methods. youtube says they're continuing to work on ways to stop extremist content. >> are you really getting a good deal on amazon? the online retail giant facing accusations of deceptive decounting. the federal trade commission is looking into allegations amazon misleads exhaucustomers about discounts. they looked at 1,000 products and found the reference prices on products were higher than what they actually sold for in the previous 90 days. so what is a reference price? well, that's when it shows you what you would have paid if you would have bought it somewhere
other than amazon. amazon is calling the findings deeply flawed. >> you may need to buy shorts on amazon this weekend. going to be hot. >> or an umbrella to shade yourself from the sunshine, absolutely. if you're going to the beach, you can get sunscreen, right? >> you can get everything on amazon. >> you see who does the punchsing in my house. let's show you what's going on. sutro tower, gorgeous sunrise. and mr. fog, mr. carl the fog, who is feeling not quite solid. not feeling himself this morning. a little shell of himself. that means we're going to have sunshine, slightly warmer weather today. comfortable, partly cloudy tonight, and the heat relaxes for a few days this week. the cloud cover is developing on the east bay shore and pushing across parts of the peninsula from the coast to the bay. by 10:00, easily back to the coast. even by noon, pockets of sunshine developing there. we'll see increasing sunshine along the coast during the afternoon hours. while the rest of us are full on in sunshine. that means a little less comfort
inland. 92 in concord and pittsburg, antioch, 94. the most comfortable spot, san ramon, 86. let's go up to the north bay. 89 in santa rosa. getting warm there. sausalito, still nice at 70. vallejo at 82. heading to napa, 86 degrees. down in the south bay, close to average. san jose at 82 degrees. warmer morgan hill, 88. cooler in milpitas, 76. as we go to the peninsula, san mateo at 74. breezy again on both sides. millbrae, 71. pacifica at about 64 degrees. half moon bay, 65. oakland, 74. it will feel warmer than that if you're standing in the sunshine. hayward and richmond also 74. in the last stop, san francisco, hazy and breezy, 68 downtown, 69 in the mission, and in south san francisco. my seven-day forecast, flirting with 100 inland saturday and sunday. hopefully you're ready for that. 80 around the bay, 60s at the coast, and temperatures will pull back to average most of next week. do we have an average commute
this morning? >> maybe even better than average. pretty friday light. i want to zoom in to the north bay. we have one issue on the lighter side. the countercommute for this time of day. it sounds like we have the far left lane blocked. believe we have a collision there. someone did run across the lanes to the right shoulder. fortunately, they made it to the other side. that's not advised but we have one lane blocked. taking you up to the fairfield area, if you're heading to cordoco cordelia, not seeing issues and heading down 680 to walnut creek, looking great, and if you're heading towards the bay bridge, we're just looking at a lot of green on the traffic flow. we'll talk it. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, in the yellow. westbound 4. >> alexis, thank you. we really love the next story. should make you smile. 40 kids at an austin, texas, basketball camp, just had the thrill of a lifetime. >> they got surprised.
middle school students thought they were going to learn from instructers at his basketball camp, but he paid a visit unexpectedly. last year, the nba finals mvp helped pay for the court in the city where he attended college. >> i had so many good times here, and memories always will be embedded in my brain. >> very motivating and inspiring to see kevin durant come to our school and know he supports us. >> next week, he's going to travel to india to donate two basketball courts, part of his charity, build it and they will ball. >> calling, all muni riders. there are closures you definitely need to know about that will impact you for months. >> talk about a crazy commute. >> talk about a crazy commute. why one man decided to
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cigarette. how do we know he didn't have enough money? that's because the guy recording the video says just before the dare devil climbs on the bus, he asked him for some coins and the guy said no. no word on if this commuter got arrested or made it to his destination. i have no idea what's going on here with this man, but i'm just guessing he's on a trip other than the one that we see on the bus. >> i'm also guessing -- >> i don't know that. >> i'm hoping our boss doesn't commute that way. does that make you laugh? >> yes, it did. just that mental image made me laugh. >> for the first time in san francisco history, south of market is now the city's most valuable neighborhood. >> yeah, the construction of sales force tower, the new trans bay transit center and a number of apartment towers helped push soma's assessed value to around $17 billion, all of this according to the chronicle. looked at data from the assessor's office which establishes values for all taxable properties and that's how they came up with that
determination. >> i just moved from that neighborhood. funny how that works. >> time to ask finney. a question about air travel. >> he spoke to us at our ask finney event in alameda. michael finney has his answer. >> what is the best time of year to buy international plane tickets? >> hey, there. it really depends on which runt raw you plan to visit. in general, the rule is 45 to 60 days in advance. the exception to this, holidays that we celebrate and important days on their calendar. now, if you're traveling during a high season, then you need to buy earlier or you may end up paying double just to get there. a good place to check is google flights and kayak. there you can get a good grip on what a good deal is and what is not a good deal. thanks for your question. >> if you have a question for michael finney, record it on your smartphone and share it with us using the #askfinney, or go to our website,
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hey, good morning, everyone. it's friday, july 21st. so many of you waking up with us are getting ready to run in the san francisco marathon. that's kept you really busy today. >> 27,000 runners and 80,000 spectators. a lot of people going out to cheer all the ruppers on. >> also, like 100,000 road closures. >> we'll get to that later. yeah, not quite as fun. that's true. >> i'll have the hour-by-hour forecast for the weather, at least, not for your commute. let's talk about what's going on right now because we're heading into a warmer weekend. hi, there. let's go straight to the maps and get into the 12-hour day planner where we're in the mid 50s to mid 60s at 7:00. by noon, 70s and 80s inland and a couple degrees warmer as we head through 4:00. then as we head to 7:00, 50s at the coast, 60s around the bay, mainly 70s inland. looks really comfortable if you're heading out this evening.
the first signs that a warming trend is on the way. look at the lack of clouds at the golden gate bridge. with more, here's alexis. >> we'll do the specific closures for the marathon coming up in about 15 minutes. >> right now, looking live at the san mateo bridge. a lot of sunshine here, too, so we're definitely starting to warm up. some typical delays. we're warming up as far as volumes are concerned too. mass transit has looked good. one note to pass along for this morning's commute. vallejo for the san francisco ferry, they have extreme low tides today, and then monday and tuesday as well, so there will be an alternate morning ferry schedule. the p.m. commute will not be effected. >> thanks. another team of firefighters from san mateo county joining the battle against the major wildfire burning just outsideio simny national park. >> the detwiler fire has now spread to 71,000 acres this morning. it's only 10% contained. more than 5,000 people are still evacuated and the town of
mariposa, coulterville and most of the surrounding areas remain under full evacuation orders. the latest numbers from calfire indicate 99 buildings are destroyed including 50 homes. abc7 news was in mariposa county where you see here on your screen the charred remains. neighbors are devastated. >> it's a mess. one of our friends,clarants, he just lost his house. it burned down. >> difficult time for everybody. this is probably the worst fire we've ever had, and it's nowhere near over yet. >> calfire says the detwiler fire is slowing its spread, but it remains a big danger because of the hot weather, terrain, and heavy fuels from the wet winter. >> the fire is 35 miles outside of yosemite national park. important to note the park is not in danger of burning and it is still open. but look what you find when you go in. this time lapse video shows you the smoke and ash filling the air. visitors are being warned about respiratory problems from all
that smoke. >> as the fire develops, you can keep up to date on what's happening with our abc7 news app, free to download. make sure you enable push alerts so you get the information as we get it. >> we're following breaking news in san jose where police are searching for the suspect in a stabbing attack. >> matt keller live us at the scene. matt. >> reporter: red bird drive is now open. police took down the crime scene tape over an hour ago, and they have wrapped up their on-scene investigation at least for now. people living in this neighborhood are not used to this type of activity. take a look at what it looked like early this morning. san jose police say they got a call of affstabbing at around 2:20 a.m. they found a man with at least one stab wound taken away on a stretcher, put in an ambulance and taken to the hospital, followed by a police car. investigators say he has nonlife threatening injuries. the suspect is a female. they do not have a description. the suspect, though, has not
been caught. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you. a big challenge looming for san francisco muni riders. starting this weekend, muni is going to begin test runs of the next generation light rail trains. >> it's going to be a headache. amy hollyfield is live in san francisco with the impact it will have on riders. amy. >> reporter: hi, jessica. it's going to be inconvenient for a month. so you do need a plan. this is going to last for a little while. word is starting to spread. there are signs posted at the stations, and we saw some people reading them this morning, saying they're just seeing them for the first time. so as word gets out, we're hearing the planning start. and the worrying. some are wondering how they're going to deal with muni being closed. the muni subway station being closed on the weekends starting this weekend. and then shutting down at 9:30 on the week nights. and some say they just aren't so sure about this. >> i'm just worried about the evening routes. especially on a friday night. i don't know.
i have never taken public transit other than this or the tram on a friday night. so i don't know how that's going to go. hopefully there's more security around. and then on the weekends, that's going to be a hassle, too, because we don't like driving during the weekends. we would rather drive here and then take the bus. so traffic definitely around the city is going to be worse, i believe. >> the reason they are doing this is because they have new muni cars. the cars are here. and they're going to be better, but they need to be tested. so they need to do these closures. they're shutting down the subway system between the montgomery and the west portal stations. they will offer bus bridges between those stations if you need them. there will be some exceptions. they do plan to offer full service, for example, during the outside lands musical festival. for all of those very specific details, go to our website, abc7news.com. we have it all right there and wawant to get the word out to
you to be aware this is coming. if you know someone who rides muni, maybe give them a heads-up this is happening. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield. >> thank you. another important mass transitt note, happening today, the lung awaited plan to electrify the caltrain system will break ground. governor brown will join a full house of local, state, and community leaders for a 10:00 a.m. ceremony marking the start of construction. proponents say electrifying caltrain is sorely needed to modernize the aging and overcrowded rail line. governor brown traveled to washington, met privately with the transportation secretary to persuade her to fund this project. >> developing news. san francisco police investigating a deadly stabbing in the hayes valley neighborhood. police found a man stabbed to death on the sidewalk at octavia and lily streets just after 7:00 last night. authorities have not said whether anyone has been arrested. happening today, the man charged with killing kate steinle on pier 14 is due back in court here in san francisco. the second degree murder case
against juan francisco lopez sanchez could be sent to trial today. there have been a series of hurdles, though, trying to pinpoint a trial date. right now, it seems the prosecutor may have a conflict. the judge has asked attorneys to return today and then give them an update on when they'll be ready to proceed. >> this morning, o.j. simpson waking up knowing he's going to soon be a free man. a nevada parole board decided to release the now 70-year-old former football star almost nine years after he entered prison for a las vegas robbery. simpson could be released as soon as october 1st. one of simpson's closest friends, tom scotto, told "gma" what the former nfl great plans to do. listen closely. >> we first have to go to florida. report to the parole board, i'm sure. and then from there, we're going to go visit his center in california. going to do a road trip. he wants to visit all the people who have died while he was in prison, pay his respects. he wants to visit his daughter's
grave, wants to visit nicole's grave. and we're just going to spend time with family out there. >> you have to wonder what the brown family is thinking right now. you can watch the entire interview with two of simpson's friends coming up at 7:00 on "gma." >> this morning, police in fremont are searching for an arson suspect that was caught on camera. they say someone in this silver honda civic burned a neighbor's american flag. happened early sunday at a home near mission boulevard and pickering avenue. the homeowner told police the suspect came up to the home and burned a flag hanging out front. >> police are investigating more violence involving a group of young people at an east bay b.a.r.t. station. authorities say a man was beaten and kicked in the head yesterday outside the richmond b.a.r.t. they say five to six juveniles assaulted the victim at about 11:30 yesterday morning. he is expected to survive. officers say they were unable to locate the attackers who escaped in the surrounding neighborhood. >> this next story making international headlines.
rescuers looking for survivors following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. it struck the aegean stooe. it was right near the turkish coast and the greek island. authorities say at least two people were killed and 200 hurt. tourists and local residents scrambled out of the buildings. a lot of people even had to jump off balconies. tens of thousands of tourists actually spent the night outdoors. a lot of people had to sleep on sun beds along the beaches. the british foreign office is warning travelers of the possibility of aftershocks. >> this morning, the minneapolis police chief is criticizing one of her officers involved in a deadly shooting. she said officer mohamed noor should not have shot the woman who called 911 last saturday. she said his actions go against how officers are trained. the victim is a 40-year-old yoga instructor from australia. the two officers involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave. >> santa cruz authorities are
looking for the suspect in an attempted murder. the sheriff's office said 28-year-old austin combs shot a man in the face yesterday morning after an argument. you see his picture here on your screen. the incident happened at a home just outside ben lohman. deputies say the victim will survive, but they warn combs should be considered armed and dangerous. the san francisco planning commission is calling for a city-wide moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. it came during a hearing on a proposal to put a cap on dispensaries in the outer mission neighborhoods. the city is working on new regulations that take into account the coming sale of recreational marijuana. until that happens, commissioners say a moratorium is better than trying to impose regulations neighborhood by neighborhood. the board of supervisors will have the final say on the moratorium. no cap on our temperatures as we head to the weekend. here's a look from pier 15. doesn't it look very tranquil?
and actually, very inviting. south of the bay bridge it's going to get breezy with the small craft advisory. if you're out and about, sunscreen needed. if you're going to be at the beaches, breezy and cool. here's a look at the temperature in the south bay. most of us in the mid to upper 50s. look at those 54s in cupertino, santa clara, sunnyvale, san jose at 59. 57 right now in alameda. 55 in san carlos. danville, lafayette, san pablo at 56. novato, 53. and napa at 54. here's a look at the game tonight. 62 at 7:15. dropping down to 58. from 5:00 to 7:00 in lot a, wine fest. get out and try some wines. let's look at the marathon. 5:00 sunday morning, 54, gray start. cool, 58 at 9:00, and 64 with sunshine at the end of it. here's alexis. she tells me she has a new accident. >> if you're traveling through the fairfield area, we have a multi-car crash, likely
involving a semi. we haven't confirmed that, but chp is getting calls saying that. we have the three left lanes blocked. so definitely some backup in the area. we are also hearing we likely have injuries involved in this too. so avoid that stretch if you can. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. doing okay here. we have clouds filling in at the moment. those metering lights flipped on later, took until 5:40 this morning. now we're at our regular volumes. we haven't had any major issues for the bay bridge commute, but it's starting to slow down. highway 4 to the maze, 20 minutes. 13 once you make it past that toll plaza into san francisco. and then southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, you look great, in the green at 10 minutes. we have a lot of closures, as we have been warning you, coming up this sunday for the san francisco marathon. i'll detail those next. >> thank you. a professional poker player changed his life by losing 70 pounds. we're going to show you the healthy way he did it and the motivation that left him feeling like a million bucks. >> rescued sea lions make it
the story is just coming in. we're tracking new developments concerning north carolina's controversial hb-2 bill, also known as the bathroom bill. it essentially prevented transgender people from using bathrooms that matched their gender identity. the bill was scrapped in march after a year-long backlash that
cost the state millions of dollars. according to a new lawsuit filed today, a revised provision of that bill still prevents transgender people from using bathrooms that match their preferred gender identity. the american civil liberties union of north carolina and the lam bah legal are slated to address the new court action in just a few minutes, so our whole team is tracking the story. >> an outpouring of support after the tragic death of linkin park lead singer chester bennington. you're just watching bennington singing at the funeral of his friend, soundgarden singer chris cornell. the two were close. bennington's apparent suicide by hanging is strikingly similar to cornell's officials say he took his own life yesterday at his l.a. home on what would have been cornell's 53rd birthday. fans say bennington's music changed their lives. >> like everything. like i had so many problems,
family, growing up, i was depressed, emotional, and listening to his music every day, i would fall asleep with my headphones in bed. >> the grammy award winning was with linkin park for almost two decades. the height of their fame came in the late '90s and 2000s. >> 24 karat magic will be in the air tonight in san jose. bruno mars will perform his second of two concerts at s.a.p. center. officials warning fans about buying counterfeit tickets. last night, some disappointed fans were left outside. a scam victim in sacramento says he paid $740 for fake tickets he found on st. online ticket seller stubhub says bruno mars is the second highest selling concert tour of the summer. second only to u2. amazon is expanding its presence in san francisco. it is leasing a 180,000 square foot building on market street. it's about six of the building's
39 floors. and this will more than double amazon's footprint in san francisco and could create a lot more jobs. amazon has another office on spear street. >> a professional poker player won the bet of his life, reducing his body fat percentage to 10% in less than six months. >> take a look here. 36-year-old walter fisher weighed 245 pounds. his gambling buddies bet $1 million he couldn't lose the weight. fisher says he went all in. hitting the gym up to ten hours a day. >> what? >> changing his diet, even hiring a personal trainer. he lost 70 pounds in five months. >> no money could be placed on the value of yourself. if you value yourself, you should go out and make yourself the best you can be. >> studies show people with financial motivation are five times more likely to reach their weight loss goals. we have more on the story coming up at 8:00 on "good morning america." so you want to keep it here on channel 7 and watch for that.
ten hours seems excessive, but he might explain why. >> okay. i'll wait to see the rest of that. >> okay. if you have ever wanted to be in show biz, here is your chance. >> abc is rebeauting "american idol" next year. you can audition next month in oakland. mark your calendar for sunday, august 20th. get on the abc news app you downloaded for free and you'll find out when the exact venue is announc announced. you'll also find more details on abc7news.com. >> the worst thing that can happen is you want to audition and you don't want where to go and you're late. >> just a little pitchy. >> i thought you were clearing your throat to go to the audition. we all know you can sing well. just can jessica sing? >> no, i can answer that. no. >> all right, i got the marathon up there once again, just to prove to you it's going to be great running weather.
i ran a couple 5ks, it doesn't add up to a marathon, but boy, good luck. the weather couldn't be much better. here's a look at walnut creek, as cold as it's going to get inland right now. if you have the windows open, get the air in before it gets hot this afternoon. more sunshine and warmth today. uncomfortable this weekend. and the summer spread through next week. out at the beaches, we have small craft advisory once again. northwest winds at 15 to 20 knots. seas about 6 to 8 feet. small craft advisory south of the bay bridge, which takes over the san mateo and dumbarton bridges. going to be breezy from 1:00 to 9:00. 76 in milpitas. 89 in gilroy. 74 in santa cruz. on the peninsula, low to upper 70s. redwood city the exception at 80. mid 60s along the coast, upper 60s in downtown and south san francisco. 70 in sausalito. about 83 to 89 through most of the north bay valleys. 72 at berkeley. to about 78 in hercules. and inland, 86 to 96. good news, temperatures will be
back in the 50s for lows tonight. and 50s and 60s for lows when it's hot dur the day this weekend. >> mike, they have an ultra marathon this weekend, too, if the mood strikes you. >> i have been waiting -- to watch one. >> those guys are hard core. so yeah, we have the full marathon, a half marathon, and the ultra this weekend in san francisco. that all happens this sunday. we have about 27,000 runners. 80,000 spectators and a lot of closures to go with it. northbound golden gate bridge will be fully closed from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. this sunday. southbound side, you will stay open, but boy, we can definitely expect onlooker delay with all the runners on the northbound side. a lot of surface street closures including the embarcadero, midnight sunday until 2:45 p.m. golden gate parx, down around at&t ballpark, through the mission, the financial district, fisherman's wharf, you name it, and a giants day game. if you're heading to the game, there will be detours in place.
i tweeted out all this information. alexis abc 7. >> these guys went running into the walter. look at this. in southern california, two sea lions there. though kind of, if you watched it closely, they shared a little kiss. then they went running back into the water. they had some weight issues when they were rehabbed at the pacific marine mammal center but now they're free to go. >> they worked ten hours a day, hired a personal trainer and bet hired a personal trainer and bet a million dollars they cou
6:53. here are the seven things to know before you go. number one, san jose police are investigating a stabbing at a home on red bird drive in the willow glen neighborhood. police say the suspect is a woman who is on the loose right now. >> number two, time for a plan b. if you rely on muni to get around san francisco. starting this weekend, stations are going to shut down to test new trains. the subway will also close early on week nights. this goes all the way through august 20th. >> number three, a new report is blaming the u.s. navy for the uss fitzgerald crash off the coast of japan. seven service members died. the report says sailors did nothing to prevent the june crash. >> number four, wildfire in mariposa county has now destroyed 99 buildings and is threatening more homes. the detwiler fire has burned more than 70,000 acres. it's just 10% contained. >> number five, we're in the 50s this morning with fewer clouds. that extra sunshine means warmer
weather this afternoon. and your 12-hour day planner with temperatures near 60 at the coast, 75 to nearly 90 around the bay and inland. >> number six, we do have a crash in fairfield working right now. still have the three left lanes blocked. some injuries reported in this, too. three cars total involving a semi and about a three-mile backup. that's westbound 80 just before abanarthy. >> number seven, and alexis, you may want to chime in, because this sunday, drivers will be facing numerous road closures before, defer during and after the san francisco marathon. that includes lanes on the golden gate bridge. we have the complete list of closures on abc7news.com. we're certainly not joking. you really do have to plan ahead for this sunday. >> alexis, talk about the embarcadero. >> it's going to be closed both directions starting at midnight until 2:45 on sunday afternoon. >> midnight because there's the ultra marathon. >> the ultra marathon, and then they have all the festivities before. they have the tapered start. they start at 5club 30, they go
in waves and then there's the party afterwards for everyone who finishes. >> a party? after running 26 miles? >> they have earned it. it's going to be a party. i'm listening to my own traffic reports. jest caw and i had planned on sunday. i might be cancelling. >> this is what my running party is going to look like. >> that's good. >> you go. you go. >> you can at least clap. >> good luck to all the runners. >> good luck if you are running. >> have a good weekend.
good morning, america. o.j. simpson ready to walk free. granted parole in a unanimous vote. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> after serving nine years behind bars for a botched robbery, the backlash growing this morning over o.j.'s demeanor in court. >> i basically have spent a conflict-free life. >> and now, the countdown to his release. what's next for the former football star? we hear from his friends and supporters this morning, as we also hear from ron goldman's family live. breaking overnight, a deadly earthquake striking a popular tourist spot overseas rattling a greek island. the 6.7 quake injuring hundreds, killing at least two as vacationers try to flee, buildings collapsing around them. the major bombshell, the new