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good morning to you. it's monday, july 31st. the end of july. jessica is off today. natasha isa cruz mountains, you great at 25 minutes. we did get some more information about the collision in benicia. we'll talk about that next. a warning as you head out for your morning cup of coffee. starbucks is telling customers to be on alert. >> this comes after customers at a starbucks in alameda were the victims of a strong-armed robbery for the second time in less than two weeks. the latest attack happened saturday night at this starbucks on webster street. a cartoon animator was working on his latest project when four people in hoodies burst through the door. >> they just start heading right toward me. and i just couldn't believe it was happening. then suddenly, he just grabs my laptop right out of my hand,
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knocks the drink over, and he's out the door with it. i got to start over, get new software, have to get a new computer. and i think starbucks owes me that. >> you think you're safe inside, right? on july 18th, two customers got their laptops stolen inside this starbucks. they say they're working with local authorities on both investigations. adding the safety of customers and employees is their top priority. two more bay area men facing uncertain future this morning. the undocumented immigrants were arrested by immigration agents thursday in hayward. they're being held for deportation. the men both have american-born children and have lived in the u.s. for more than a decade. two other undocumented men were picked up in may. our media partner, the marin ij, reports one of the men's attorneys blames the policies of the trump administration. >> developing news out of woug where the white house is pushing lawmakers to resume efforts to repeal and replace obamacare, and now president trump is
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indicating he's ready to cut off payments to insurance companies starting tomorrow. certain parts of the health care system would likely collapse if the payments stop, and that would force congress to act. house minority leader nancy pelosi believes president trump is taking the wrong approach. >> when the president went into office, there really was an opportunity to say you have -- you don't like this, how would you do this? but instead, they said, well, we're repealing the whole thing, 22 million people off. costs will go up, benefits will go down. that's not a way to go down a path. >> pelosi said she's willing with work with republicans on some issues including cost sharing reduction payments will continue. >> california senator dianne feinstein siz the president phases major opposition to the idea he might fire jeff sessions and special counsel robb robert mueller. she responded to the reports that mr. trump might remove the
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general from homeland security. unlike mr. sessions who has recused himself, a new attorney general could fire special counsel robert mueller who is spearheading the fbi russia investigation. >> i think there has been sufficient opposition for the president not to do so. unless, of course, what he really intends is to end up firing mueller. which could well be the beginning of the end of his presidency. >> senator feinstein also addressed north korea's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles. she said it's a clear and present danger to the u.s. and points out the danger of isolated a country. >> a couple in concord used their camera to fight crime. when a man pointed a gun at them, they poibed their camera and took pictures. police say the couple was headed to the store on saturday when clinton kimburke drove by and
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aimed his weapon at them. investigators arrested him thanks to their photos. officers say while this worked in this case, they do not suggest putting yourself in harm's way just to snap a picture. well, heads-up for commuters. big changes coming for people who use the alameda harbor bay ferry terminal. >> these are parking changes. when this waw first announced, commuters were pretty angry. tiffany wilson is live at the terminal. good morning, tiffany. >> reporter: good morning. yes, commuters were upset, and for good reason. they're used to parking here for free, but big changes are coming tomorrow. that's because commuters here have been parking on residential streets, but starting tomorrow, they will need a permit to do so. there's about 250 spaces available at the terminal parking lot, but that is not enough to meet demand. on weekdays, about 100 cars park on nearby streets. local neighborhoods, they were upset and frustrated so they approved a new program that requires cars and drivers to get
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a permit to park for longer than four hours. so that means somebody who is taking the ferry to go into work and then coming home more than four hours later, well, they could return to find a ticket tacked to their windshield. ferry officials want to emphasize that there are four other ways to get to the ferry. you can take a free bus, the ac transit line 21. you can bike, walk, or you can get dropped off. but again, you can expect the drivers are going to be frustrated when they realize this all goes into effect tomorrow, and they do need to find other ways so they don't get that ticket. live in alameda, tiffany wilson, abc7 news. >> thank you. developing news now. the north bay's smart commuter train is on track for a critical extension before the system even opens to the public. >> the chronicle reports it will open a link from downtown san rafael to the larkspur ferry terminal. smart has been letting the
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public ride test trains between santa rosa and san rafael. system hopes to finally open once it receives final approval from regulators. >> relief for residents torwanted by airport noise for years, especially along the peninsula. the faa is considering several ways to reduce noise by planes flying into sfo. the chronicle obtained a copy of the report and outlined several possible solutions including a new flight path for incoming planes. the route would enable aircraft to descend in a quieter air power setting. also option include keeping arrivals and departures away from noise sensitive areas overnight. it's also evaluating other ideas from the public. >> facebook has shut down an artificial intelligence program after two botts began communicating with one another in a language they created and humans couldn't understand. this according to online reports. the bots developed code words to make things more efficient.
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when they began forming those into a new language its human programmers didn't understand, it was time to pull the plug. watch out, mike nicco. the robots are coming. >> skynet what? holy cow. i think i have seen that movie a couple times. a few sequels. golden gate bridge, here we go. doesn't look too foggy, but it is lingering just up top and will start to sink down as we head through the morning hours. maybe a little drizzle, more like mist. just some moisture hanging in the air as opposed to drisal falling down to the ground. relaxing, if that's part of your activity planner today. cooling clouds at the coast. that's where you're going to find the most comfortable temperatures. if you're exercising, strong sunshine. if you're inland, best to do it in the morning. on the bay, breezy north of the bay bridge, all the way through the delta. check out the heat in mt. diablo. 81. you can see up to 3800 feet, the
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warm air is starting to encroach. 65 in antioch and brentwood. everybody else in the upper 50s. let's look at the rest of the neighborhoods. mid 50s in san francisco. novato, 55. all the way up to santa rosa, 57 in vallejo. 60 at hayward to 63 in san jose. here's what's happening around the state. 113 in palm springs. 104 in fresno. sacramento, 98. yosemite, 97. tahoe, 88. both with an isolated chance of a thunderstorm. san mateo, 8:00 this morning, 60. noon, 70. pretty comfortable throughout the afternoon. mid to upper 70s and back to 68 by 8:00. want to show you you the numbers coming up next and how hot it's going to get in the seven-day forecast. first, i'm going to tusz it to alexis. >> we finally have information here on this rollover crash on southbound 680 in the benicia area. it is on the southbound side, right around lake herman road. happened just before 4:20 this morning. the good news is we don't have
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any injuries. for a short time, we had all lanes clear but now the far right lane blocked whielg they upright the vehicle. it's wide open. i know this is a bit of a longer route for you, but if you want to take westbound 80 to 780 to get across the benicia bridge, that will get you around the slowdown. also, a new problem in the north bay. southbound 101 just before tamalpais drive, we have a vehicle that hid the guardrail blocking the three left lanes. emergency crews on the way to that scene. a quick check outside. a little haziness through the emeryville stretch of 80. those folks heading to the bay bridge, no major delays. we do still have road work slowing you down in oakland. >> thank you. shooting at a luxury rezortd in the turks and caicos. the reason an american tourist was targeted by a mass gunman. >> plus, why security remains heightened in airports around australia today. it's 5:10. and we always keep you in touch with weather and traffic with weather and traffic
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♪ ♪ ♪ it's 5:13. travelers in australia continue to see increased security at airports after police say they disrupted a terrorist plot to down an airliner. lines stretched for security checkpoints for airports across the country. this followed saturday's arrest of four men, two fathers and their sons. australian leaders and police have refused to share specifics about the plot. however, some australian news outlets have reported it included killing people onboard using a poisonous gas and
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disguising a bomb as a small kitchen aplienls. >> 5:14 now. senior officials in washington say the u.s. could announce new sanctions against venezuela as early as today in response to an election held by nicolas maduro yesterday. voters there are deciding on a new assembly. it could rewrite the constitution. the election was internationally condemned and critics believe it will give maduro unlimited powers and president trump agreed saying it erodes any last sign of democracy in that country. venezuela exported more than $10 billion in oil to the u.s. last year and sanctions would likely hit that country very hard. developing news now. a manhunt under way to find the gunman who shot an american tourist in turks and caicos. this is the second in as many months. when michael jones and his family returned to their beachfront rental, two machked men forced their way in, overpowering the security guard on duty. jones, a prominent washington, d.c. attorney and georgetown law professor reportedly confronted one of the intruders who then
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shot him. the gunman got away with only a laptop. >> you come here, don't automatically assume that nothing can happen to you because we have criminals. >> well, jones was transferred to a hospital in south florida. he's now in stable condition. meanwhile, officials insist turks and caicos is safe. the state department has not issued any advisories for american travelers. >> a federal court has ordered aviation regulators to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give their passengers. >> diane musado has the details. >> in this morning's "gma" first look. from cabin confrontations leading to shocking scenes like this -- >> oh, my god! >> to heated runins with overstressed passengers and police with cabin delays. the pressure keeps rising, but one thing seems to keep shrinking -- leg room. seed widths have dereesed about an inch and half since the early 2000s, measuring about 17 inches. not lean that, they say the space between seats has also
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decreased from an average of 35 inches to about 31 inches. some bargain airlines like frontier and spirit have just 28 inches of leg room. >> the seats have really were designed for the way people were in the 1950s. and obviously, people have gotten larger. >> and we'll have more on the shrinking seats in the skies coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look, ab crunews, new york. >> i'm 6'4". 28 inches is not enough. okay? >> happening today, arizona senator john mccain expected to start cancer treatment after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer. in a statement, his office said he's going to begin radiation and chemoochairopy while maintaining his work schedule. the 80-year-old republican returned to washington last week after undergoing surgery to take part in the health care debate. and he cast a vote that ultimately helped block the gop's plan to repeal and replace the affordable care act. angleino jolie is fighting back against a report that people working on her upcoming film were abusive and cruel to
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children. jolie co-wrote and directed "first they killed my father" about the cambodian genocide. according to a vanity fair story, casting directors put money in front of poor children and took it away to provoke reactions. in a statement, she called the claims false and upsetting. she added every measure was taken to make sure the safety, comfort, and well-being of the children on the film with parents and guardians on hand. >> it's the last day of august, and i don't know if we're heading into a fog-ust or not, but let's concentrate on this for the time to be. >> when you think of fog, you think of cooler weather, that's not the case tomorrow, and especially wednesday. hi, everybody. i want to start with sfo. watching the cloud cover here. there's the possibility we'll have some arrival delays on this monday morning. follow me on social media. mike nicco, abc 7, i'll have it there. quick sunshine and a little warmer. tonight, partly cloudy. still comfortable for most of us, and the extended, the early
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heat is going to decrease as we get into the back half of the 7-day. for today in our inland east bay neighborhoods, running the air conditioner once again. mid to upper 90s. 94 in pittsburgh and san ramon. in the north bay, warm, especially the farther north you go. santa rosa, 88. san rafael, 83. breezy near the bay. sausalito, sfement. vallejo, 84 degrees. in the south bay, becoming warm to hot. warm in san jose. 88. heat around morgan hill, 93. cupertino, 96. how about this? san mateo, 79. going to be mild to warm on the peninsula all the way up to about 83 in redwood city. palo alto, 82. look at that, 67, pacifica. half moon bay, 64. oakland, mild to warm here, 75 degrees. hayward, 78. same in san leandro. union city, 82. fremaupt, 83. about 74 around berkeley. now, balboa park, 65. 67 in the marina, to 68 in the
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mission. downtown san francisco, 69. quick look at tonight's temperatures. mid 50s to even some 70s possible inland. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. hottest tomorrow. high clouds will help break some of the heat wednesday. and that will continue thursday. really saturday and sunday when it will be mildest. last week, nothing but construction for me. but that's gone, alexis, but you say it's moved to other area snz. >> yeah, and you're talking about construction in walnut creek, but we do have construction in the east bay. 880, things are looking a lot better. we had a full closure of 880 overnight between 23rd and 29th. still working on removing the 23rd avenue overcrossing there. so that's the reason for these full closures. they had a couple lanes open a few minutes ago. we still had a hefty backup, but now that's really thinning out quickly. looks like we're back in the green, that or eastbound 580 great options at this pount. we should have all those lanes open up shortly if they're not
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already. want to take you to the north bay. we have quite the change in information. initially, we had a crash reported, southbound 101. it's actually on the northbound side of the road. that's countercommute. it's blocking the three right lanes, though. sounds like a vehicle lost control and hit the guardrail. not much of a backup, but i'll keep my eye on that. bay bridge toll plaza starting to fill in. we should have the metering lights on some time in the next ten minutes or so. and a quick check of drive times. westbound 5 yathd, 47 minutes in the yellow. westbound 4, in the green at 14, and southbound 101, in the green at 17. >> thank you. at least nine people were hurt after a van slammed into a crowd of people dining at a restaurant in l.a. one person critically injured in yesterday's incident in midcity. in all, eight people were taken to the hospital. according to police, the van had been involved in an accident with another vehicle nearby when one blew a red light. the impact of the crash sent the vehicle careening into the crowd.
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witnesses say the driver tried to run away but got caught. he faces felony hit-and-run charges. terrorism is not suspected. tesla's model 3 came out over the weekend, but what's also coming out are the steep prices for extra features. for example, if you want your model 3 and anything other than just basic black, like red, be prepared to fork over $1,000 extra dollars. 19-inch wheels will set you back $1500. an enhanced auto pilot which allows the car to keep pace with traffic and self-park is an extra $5,000. the model 3 starts at $35,000, about a third of the cost of tesla's previous cars. >> a fresno woman survives a risky pregnancy thanks to generous blood donors in san francisco. miracle baby nora born happy and healthy. it was touch and go. her mom had a condition that caused massive blood loss before and during an emergency c-section in june. she was 32 weeks pregnant when she was flown to san francisco
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for emergency treatment. it took 32 pienlts of blood during 9 1/2 hours of surgery to keep her alive. she's now focused on making a full recovery along with her newborn who came six weeks early. >> getting a look at what san francisco's first ever floating fire station is going to look like. this 16,000 square foot two story extension is going to sit behind fire house. the new edition will be climate change proof and also seismically safe. construction will begin in 2019 on treasure island. the $40 million finished firehouse should be floated to its new home in 2021. the fact we have to build stuff that is climate change proof is proof that this is -- >> worrisome. >> 2017. >> the seven things you need to know as you start your day, and the way a boater helped fight a fire that broke out on land. >> and how b.a.r.t. is hoping to cut down on cell phone thefts on cut down on cell phone thefts on its
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it's 5:25. number one, look at that. a popular breakfast spot in los gatos closed this morning. police are trying to figure out why an suv plowed into the cafry. >> number two, retired general john kelly takes over this morning as president trump's new chief of staff. kelly is seen as bringing discipline to the white house and cracking down on leakers. number three, president trump will be face-to-face with attorney general jeff sessions today for a white house cabinet meeting. the president has recently slammed sessions for his recusal from the russia probe. and number four, mother nature cranking the furnace, at least for some of us. check out these temperatures the next two days. today and tomorrow specifically. 70s, 80s, and 90s today. but 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s tomorrow. get ready for a heat weave. >> okay, number five, going to take you back to our rollover crash in benicia. no injuries but about a 3 1/2-mile backup near lake
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herman road. not a great alternate in this area, but if you want to avoid the really slow speeds, you can take the long way around 80 to 780. >> number six, relief coming to some bay area residents tormented by noisy sfo flights over their neighborhoods. the faa is considering several possible solutions including creating a new flight path for incoming planes. >> and warriors star steph curry is going to play golf at the ellie play classic. the tournament starts today. some of the proceeds going to the warriors community foundation. >> every little built helps, especially the case when battling grass fires. check out one couple who used their boat to splash water on the flames. lori says she was relaxing on the river when she spotted smoke. that's when she jumped into action, doing round abouts and whatever it took to get that boat around and get water on the grass. fire officials showed up soon afrl and took over where the couple and the boat left off.
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no one got hurt. >> a really cool idea. we're coming back with another 90 full minutes of news including how b.a.r.t. is trying to crack down on cell phone thefts. >> and the search on for a trailer and a popular train stolen in the east bay. >> our first look inside tesla's new model 3. the features in this much anticipated car. >> there's a live look outside >> there's a live look outside at the embarcadero.
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coming up on 5:30. good morning to you. welcome to monday. i'm so happy to be back. >> yeah, welcome back. jessica is off today. >> yes. >> she leaves as you come in. >> we switch off. >> you can't be off at the same time. >> no, we cake care of each other. >> are you the same person? >> we'll talk about that later. lets brr get to the weather and
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show you what's going on. here's a live at live doppler 7. what you're seeing are clouds hanging around and a few misty spots. as we head deeper into today, look at the beautiful, colorful sunrise you see developing. looks hot from mt. tamalpais. 12-hour day planner, very nice this morning, 55 to 60. bottom line, the coast temperatures. 61 at noon, and 4:00, 59 at 7:00. the bay, second row, 74 at noon, 78 at 4:00, 72, but really hottest inland. 85 at noon, 94 at 4:00. 86 still at 7:00. i have even hotter weather coming up in my accuweather seven-day forecast. how about any hot spots on the commute this morning, alexis? >> bay bridge toll plaza is always a hot spot here. we haven't gotten official word the metering lights are on, but it sure looks like they flipped them on in the last few minutes. that's starting to ramp up. overall, not too bad. just over an hour, westbound 580 tracy to castro valley. northbound 101, highway 85 to the san jose airport, you're
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great. and northbound 280, also in the green at nine minutes. just got good news on the rollover crash in benicia. i'll update you up next. a popular breakfast spot in the south bay is not going to be open this morning after a turn into an unintentional drive-thru. >> a driver went right through the front of the los gatos cafe. >> what a mess. you can see the debris behind me. on the swak, you can see what the vehicle hit. the newspaper stand knocked to its side. a fire hidrnd now missing with pieces on the ground, and over here, this is the door to welcome people into the cafe, now lying on its side on the sidewalk, and out front, a piece of plywood where the door used to be, and another sign, a makeshift sign that says somebody mistook us for a 24-hour drive-thru restaurant. we apologize for any inconvenience. check out the video of the
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vehicle behind all this damage. the red suv crashed into the los gatos cafe early sunday morning. driver taken to the hospital. she was stable. firefighters were on the scene checking out the structure. the entrance is severely damaged. the restaurant is usually open from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is known for its big breakfasts. the speed limit is only 15 miles per hour on this stretch of north santa cruz avenue. no word on if speed, alcohol, or distracted driving playing a role in the crash, and here on the sign, we apologize for our convenience. our los gatos boulevard location is open for business. gives the address there. 15662 los gatos boulevard, tat opens at 6:00 this morning. >> thank you, matt. >> have you seen this train? it's brought joy to thousands of bay area kids over the years. >> who would steal this? the owners just heartbroken.
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the train was supposed to be a main attraction at the summer carnival yesterday. the owner says the trailer was in its usual spot in the company parking lot on saturday night in pleasant hill. when he got to work yesterday morning, it was just gone. >> why would you take a train that brings pleasure to thousands of kids? what's in it for you? you can't really sell it. it's kind of sticks out if you try to drive it anywhere. only goes 10 miles per hour. >> police have not been able to track down any witnesses or surveillance video. the owners are sharing pictures and information on social media. they're hoping to get this train back to where it belongs. >> police in the north bay are looking for the thieves who stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a costco store. these photos show the smashed display cases that happened yesterday around 10:00 in the morning. that's when three thieves burst in, took the merchandise and got away in a black chevy with temporary license plates. the jaerl valued at about $50,000. novato police are now
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investigating to see if this case is connected to other recent robberies at bay area costco stores. >> today, president trump hoping to hit the reset button with the start of his new chief of staff. homeland security secretary john kelly is going to take over the white house. kelly will replace reince priebus, hoping to bring order after a tumultuous six months in office for president trump. the president said kelly has done an incredible job so far in the department of homeland security. >> think he brought kelly in for the same reason he brings in successful businessman and he brings in other generals. he likes people who have accomplished things, who have been successful in other realms. >> meanwhile, president trump is expected to green light new sanctions against russia this week. the sanctions have already sparked retaliation by president vladimir putin who kicked hundreds of u.s. diplomats out of his country. bay area residents appear to be feeling anxious about what's going on domestically and abroad. abc7 news was at a town hall meeting hosted by ro khanna
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where many constituents voiced their concerns about north korea's latest missile launch. he says he hopes general john kelly will restore dignity to the white house. >> very few people on the planet >> very few ho only support des activities. and that's what i see going on. >> i hope general kelly may restore some of that because that's a nonpartisan issue. that's just as an american citizen, i want to be able to look up to the white house and that feeling is missing. >> on his first day on the job today, general kelly will see his boss award the first medal of honor of his presidency. a 5-year-old antioch boy is at children's hospital in oakland after nearly drowning during a birthday party. neighbor lisa puckett shot this cell phone video of first responders tending to the boy at the summer set apartments yesterday afternoon. puckett heard the commotion and called for help. >> i was sitting outside on the porch right here, and i seen the little boy fall in the pool. then i seen his mother jump in the pool after him. and after they pulled the little
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boy out, they started giving him cpr. and i called 911. >> the boy eventually regained consciousness and was air lifted to the hospital. a family members says he will be okay. >> controversial uc davis chancellor coming back to campus. she left during the pepper spraying incident that went viral in twou2011. she's going to return in the fall as professor of electrical and computer engineering. she's going to teach women and gender studies. university officials say she will be paid $318,000 for a nine-month contract. she resigned last august amid accusations of ethics violations. she's best known for being in charge during this infamous incident when campus police pepper sprayed occupy demonstrators in 2011. >> b.a.r.t. officials hope a campaign they launched will lower cell phone thefts. it encourages customers to protect their phones.
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b.a.r.t. has displayed this poster, and they'll notice an increase in audio announcements. there have been 225 phone thefts so far this year. that's compared to 274 in all of last year. let's start off with temperatures in the east bay. 56 right now in richmond. 57 in oakland. alameda, arinda, and 60s around hayward and also union city. about 59 in fremont. warmest temperatures, antioch and brentwood. 64 and 66. los gatos and mountain view at 62. 55 in san francisco. novato, santa rosa at 63 right now. here's the way it looks at san mateo bridge, looking westbound on the road today, a little mist. especially the closer you are to san francisco and the coast. mild, speaking of those areas, to hot inland if you're taking mass transit. a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge, east of the golden bridge. 3:00 to 6:00, so a smaller window for southwest winds at 15 to 25 knots.
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here's a look at the heat advisories starting today. they're all around us. except for over the water. tomorrow, all that heat marches towards the water, and all those areas you see in orange from 11:00 tomorrow morning to 9:00 wednesday, that is when we're going to have to be really careful and monitor ourselves. >> today, no need to worry about the air quality. by wednesday, though, east bay valleys and the south bay, some poor air quality going to develop. i'll have more on the heat in the seven-day forecast. let's see what alexis is working on this morning. >> hey, we're starting to get busy in the traffic department. i want to head back up to southbound 680 in benicia approaching the bridge. we have the rollover crash all clear on southbound 680 near lake herman road. the backup having a tough time bouncing back. we're well over four miles at this point and the speeds slow, too. 9 miles per hour, 8 yieps. it's a long way to go around, but not a lot of great alternates through this stretch. westbound 80 to 780 will get you
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around it and across the benicia bridge. construction has been picked up between 23rd and 29th in oakland. if you're immediately in that area, you look good. we have ripple effect delays there well behind it, so right around the 980 interchange heading southbound, we do still have some delays. you can take 580 for an alternate as long as you're not in a big rig. just getting word of a new crash in a tough spot, southbound 880 at tennyson road. injuries reported as well. we don't know too much more than that. on top of that, a problem on countercommute side in the north bay, 101. we'll look at that next. >> thanks. >> don't come for chris christie. the way the new jersey governor handled a heckler over the weekend. >> and a blessing or a bane? the state-wide proposal to delay school start times making its waw through the california senate. >> if you're just getting up, good morning. it's 5:40. there's a live look at downtown san francisco. we keep up weather and traffic
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5:42. happening now, an electric company in north carolina says it could be weeks before repairs are completed on severed power lines to the outer banks. all non-residents have been told to leave the islands off cape hatteras. that's spoiling a lot of
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long-planned vacations at the height of the tourist season. on thursday, a construction company accidentally severed all three cables that power the island. business owners are now out thousands of dollars. >> every day that we're not open, that's $5,000 in sales we're missing. and of course, throwing the $3,000 worth of food away tomorrow when i finally get back in the restaurant will also be a problem. north carolina's governor has called a state of emergency. right now, a few generators are up and running in the sweltering heat, but permanent relief is still not there. >> some may say new jersey governor chris christie has always been an in your face politician. but he literally got in the face of a baseball fan heckling him. >> appreciate that. >> this happene yesterday afternoon in milwaukee during a cubs/brewers game. the fan told christie he sucked and was a hypocrite and later defended his actions. >> i remained calm, and you know, just said i was trying to watch the game.
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which i understand he was probably just trying to do the same thing. but at the same time, he is a public official and this is america. and i think we have the right to say what you believe as long as it's not, you know, crude or profane. >> brad says, yeah, he is not a christie fan. christie's son works for the brewers. by the way, they lost the game 4-2. >> i think we all gathered he wasn't in favor of the governor. >> what happens in vegas in this case really should have stayed there. a spearal airlines flight from sin city to oakland was delayed this weekend because a man decided to take off all his clothes. it happened during bordiarding saturday. police and medical personnel took him off the plane for treatment. >> new images from tesla giving us a glimpse of the inside of the new model 3 sedans. the minimalist design lacks a lot of buttons and knobs we typically see. nearly all of the controls are now located on the car's touch screen device. tesla began delivering the model
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3 to select owners on friday. monitoring live pictures coming in to the live desk right now. this is miami beach, florida. people in florida waiting for tropical storm emily. the storm officially formed overnight in the gulf of mexico. you can see right now, not much of an impact in florida right now. residents are warned to be ready for heavy rain as emily moves towards the coast. >> we don't have to deal with that, but we have hot weather we're still contending with. >> would like to have some of that moisture. it's just soaking about two thirds of florida, and over the next four days or so, it's going to move out and head up the east coast. that's the storm track. bringing a lot of rough surf once it gets into that area. back at home, a look from sutro tower. gorgeous this morning. look at the colors there. yeah, the warming trend is going t be the big story, as our hottest highs will be tomorrow and wednesday. we'll get just a little more comfort as we head to the weekend. for once, the weekend is not
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going to be the hottest time of the week. here's a look at your fog forecast at 7:00 this morning. we'll go through about ten hours. you can see easily by about 11:00, clouds are back at the coast, but they're going to be more stubborn there, and we'll see what they do to our temperatures. we'll start in the south bay. 72 at santa cruz and then you get to gilroy, morgan hill and los gatos, low to mid 90s. mid to upper 80s for the rest of the south bay. 79 to millbrae to 83 in redwood city. nice spread there on the peninsula. mid to upper 60s along the coast until you get to sunset. clouds a little more stubborn there and the breezes will keep you at 62. near 70 in downtown san francisco and sauce elitalito. mid to upper 80s in the valleys like petaluma and sonoma at 84. to 99 in calistoga. 71 in richmond today. oakland, 75. a little less comfort around union city, newark, and fremont, low to mid 80s. and 94 to 98, you'll like that,
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because tomorrow you'll be in the 100s, inland. there will be a few 100s possible wednesday. look at the low to mid 80s around the bay, even mid 60s to 70s around theicose, and then temperatures will slowly taper, especially saturday and sunday. that's when you'll notice a lot more comfort as the heat will hold on a little bit through friday. wow. speaking of heat, air conditioning. people's cars. i hope they work. >> yeah, no kidding. >> what's going on? >> we have a lot of hot spots. i want to take you into several issues on our traffic map. southbound 880 at tennyson, a few more details. two center lanes are blocked. that's a tough spot to have anything blocking. this is a three-vehicle collision with injuries. that's starting to stack up quickly. we're probably at 2 1/2 miles right now. 238 for an alternate. that's a tough spot as it is. southbound 680 near sunol boulevard, another crash on the left-hand shoulder. hat is causing some delays as you approach the 84 interchange. and just got an update on our problem in the north bay.
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so northbound 101, the lighter side of traffic. just before you get to tamalpais, we have a sig alert now, the three right lanes are blocked due to a collision and they're still trying to clean it up. really not seeing delays but serious enough for a sig alert. next traffic update before 6:00. >> happening today, the beginning of the commercial salmon fishing season, a season with low expectations. right now, there are historically low numbers of adult chinook salmon in the river. they blame it on the drought on our california rivers, and el nino affected ocean food sources. the take has been so poor, fishing groups plan to ask the governor to declare a disaster so they can seek federal aid. >> a proposal to delay start times in california schools getting a mixed response. a bill barring middle schools and high schools from starting earlier than 8:30 is making its way through the state legislator. others worry it could turn
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family schedules into chaos. a final vote could come as early as next month. some bay area schools are already experimenting with this. hundreds of children will head back to school in the coming weeks prepared for class, thanks to the goodwill of a bay area muslim group. members of the muslim society's bay area chapter spent yesterday stuffing hundreds of brand-new backpacks with school sflies. 750 backpacks will be distributed to deserving kids today throughout the south bay. donations from the community helped pay for the supplies. the distribution is now in its tenth year. >> congress calling for action month after a study links health issues to chemicals in fast food packaging. first, a new weapon in the battle of the bulge. one thing that many of us already live to do that could help shed the pesky pounds. >> the poor people in the file video. >> plus, what is going on here? the way one zoo is using animals to underscore the importance of water conservation.
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happening today, the bay bridge series between the a's and giants. the first two games will be played at oakland coliseum. both teams will battle for bay area supremacy, because let's face it, they're not battling for anything else this year. the a's and giants are both dead last in their respective divisions. still love you, but just pointing out the facts. also happening today, the first round of the ellie may classic at tpc stone gray in the
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hayward hills. steph curry seen here at a different golf tournament earlier this month. is scheduled to play there thursday. proceeds will go to the warriors community foundation which supports education and youth development for low income students in the bay area. >> people who lack sufficient sleep generally have larger waist lines. researchers found adults who slept an average of six hours a night had a waist circumference three centimeters larger than those who get nine hours of sleep. who are you people getting nine hours of sleep? >> the good people of the world. >> nose who slept less had higher bmis, lower good cholesterol. the study published in an online journal. >> an off-duty doctor stepping in to save a baby's life just hours before giving birth herself. dr. amanda hess says the last thing she was expecting on the day of her own delivery was to put on her own scrubs. she was waiting to get hooked up to the monitor when her husband
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said is that woman screaming init turns out that woman was lee johnson. her contractions were speeding up and the oncall doctor had yet to arrive. a short time later, lee's baby girl made her debut. 12 hours later, dr. hess's daughter made hers. they reconnected over skype. >> you deserve to be recognized. i tell you, i had no idea when you came into the room that's what was going on. >> i'm impressed with how he did. i can't believe how fast you went and you were totally in control. it was amazing. >> lee says she lucked out to be in the same hospital with dr. hess. certainly. let's talk about something not so pleasant. how about our beach hazard statement. continues until 11:00 tonight. some sneaker waves, some large breakers, strong rip currents, especially on the south facing beaches like santa cruz and stinson beach. let's talk more about the game today. the bay bridge series. giants heading over to the a's.
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believe it or not, a's have a better record than the giants, and the giants only two games from having the worst record in all of major league baseball. 68, under stars, dropping down to 62 degrees. we have a heat wave, poor air quality. all coming up next. i'll see you in about ten minutes with that. >> okay, cannot catch a break on southbound 680 in the benicia area. we started off with a rollover crash about 4:15. that cleared quite some time ago, but we had a tough time clearing out. we got reports of a new crash at the same location near lake herman road. off on the shoulder, but i don't think that's helping anything. as i zoom out, you can see you're jammed almost all the way up to the interchange in cordelia. if you wanted to take 80 to 780 to get to the benicia bridge, that's probably worth it. another delay starting to form, southbound 880 at tennyson. still have the two center lanes
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blocked due to a three-car crash. we have injuries reported. as we zoom out and check out the backup, we're up to about five miles. if you want to take 238 over there, it will save you time. hopefully that's not too far of a detour. on top of that, we have a problem in the north bay. we'll check on that next. >> thank you. either it's a really big bird or really frustrated one. either way, it's targeting a power pole in washington state. you're not going to believe it when you see this. the snohomes county utilly department posted this picture of a power pole nearly pecked in half. a neighbor contacted the utility which promptly replaced it, but they had to take a photo first. >> a zoo in germany is giving us a different perspective on the importance of water conservation. they placed a camera at the bottom of a water bucket to reveal how animals drink. elfnlts and a tiger who swatted at the water instead of drinking
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at it. the video begins with a quote from da vinci that states water is the driving force of all nature. >> next at 6:00, what's finally being done for residents living under flight paths at one bay area airport. >> and thieves are targeting laptops in the east bay. and could this be the start of a trend? of a trend? the city that is now fining
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good morning to you. it's monday, it's the last day of july. the 31st. >> crazy. >> so that's happening. >> but we're closing out this month, happened real fast. we have heat headed our way, mike. >> we really do. some dangerous heat headed our way and poor air quality also. let's start with the cloudiness. a little mist out there. and haven't see much in the way of fog, at least visibilities that would constitute fog less than a mile.
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from sutro tower, the cloud layer making a run to the east. a look at the 12-hour day planner. the top numbers inland. 60 this morning, 85 to 94 at 4:00. 74 to 78 around the bay and 61 at the coast. we'll talk about the heat when it gets to urneighborhoods coming up next. >> i actually have good news i want to give you for the north bay commute. it really was not causing as much of a delay, but we had a sig alert on northbound 101. all lanes did open up just a few minutes ago. we had the three right lanes blocked for the last hour due to a crash. the toll plaza metering lights are on. they have been on since 5:31 this morning. normal backup through the maze. we have a couple hot spots. southbound 680 into benicia, and southbound 880


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