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mike nicco is pretty excited about that. >> you can already haerb him. it's cool to watch, but every strike comes with a risk, doesn't it? >> it does. the cloud to ground is what we're worried about. a lot of that was cloud to cloud. it doesn't come to the ground, doesn't bring the 50,000 degrees of heat with it that could start a fire. and good news as we look at live doppler 7, that threat is just about ending as the lightning strikes you see those yellow bolts there, they are tapering rather quickly. so quick look at your 12-hour diplanner. storms possible through 7:00. the storms will taper by noon. it will just be kind of warm and humid this afternoon. >> all right, taking a look at the roads. we have had a couple issues in the south bay. a roll over crash on the northbound 880 off ramp to southbound 101. we also have an emergency road closure here. the southbound 87 off ramp to northbound 280 is fully closed until likely about 6:30 this morning. again, that's for attenuator repair. keeping a close eye on the. we'll look at drive times in a few minutes.
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i want to get you an update on the breaking news we have been following all morning long in campbell. 16 cars went up in flames overnight in the area of april way and hamilton avenue. hamilton is closed to commuters. they are estimating at least until 7:00 a.m. this is the mess left behind. this is actually not a live picture. let's put that down. this is video from a few moments ago. i can show you the cars there. you really can't tell what they are. the cleanup is under way. firefighters are actually being credited for stopping it from spreading to some nearby homes. investigators are out there, too, at this very minute. they're trying to figure out where this thing or how this thing began. they actually have somewhat of an idea of where it started. they're working out the details on how the fire began. our reporter matt keller is live out there for us. he's gathering details and we'll have a live update from him at 6clerk 30. stick around for that. natasha, reggie, back to you.
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>> thank you. police still have not found out whoever was behind a shooting at dolores park. three people are hurt including a teen. >> now we're learning you can expect increased police presence over the warm weekend. tifany wilson live at san francisco police headquarters. tiffany. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. that is right. san francisco police say they will increase patrols at dolores park following yesterday's triple shooting. the park was packed with families, tourists, and children yesterday when the gunman or gunmen opened fire on the pedestrian bridge off church street. it's no secret the park is popular on weekends. police will assign two extra officers to the park from early morning until after dark to help ease everyone's concerns. the three victims were taken to sf general for treatment. one man is in kridicate condition. another was treated and released, and the third victim is a teenage boy. one witness described his very close call. >> just a moment of glimpsing up
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and seeing one person raising the gun to my face. and that's when six or seven rounds got shot off. and i just took off running. two people got hit behind me, and luckily, i only had a fragment stick to my pants. >> police say the shooting does not appear to be random. the suspect or suspects are still on the run. live in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. on to developing news in the east bay where we're learning more about the man shot and kimmed by vallejo police officers in richmond. he was 45-year-old jeffrey barboa of benicia. vallejo police say he was wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an el cerrito doughnut shop two weeks ago. a worker there says he ran out with the cash register. >> he said do you want to die? i got a knife and i got a gun. my dad and i, we looked him in the face. he looked really desperate. >> vallejo police say that officers tried to pull barboa over on wednesday night, but he wouldn't stop and led them on a
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high-speed chase into richmond. witness cell phone video shows him advancing to officers as he held a machete. police say he refused numerous orders to drop the weapon. five officers opened fire, killing him. >> the man accused of murdering kate steinle on san francisco's pier 14 is headed to court. the judge in the case expected to possibly set a date to start jury selection. juan francisco lopez sanchez has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder chargers. steinle was walking along the pier with her father when she was shot in 2015. lopez sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, told abc7 news two years ago the gun went off accident alafter he fount it under a bench. he had been deported five times before the chuting. >> san jose unified school district is beginning to designate all inclusive restrooms at its campuses and offices. we were at lincoln high school which was the first to open an all inclusive restroom last year. all inclusive is defined as open to all gender identities.
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all campus will have one in or near the health office by the end of the year. >> developing news in the relationship between the u.s. and a close ally. this follows the leaking of transcripts of a phone call between president trump and australian prime minister malcolm turnbull. the two leaders sparred over the phone about a deal former president obama had brokered regarding refugees. a transcript shows president trump called the agreement, quote, stupid, discusting, and horrible. prime minister turnbull just painted a more cordial picture of their relationship. >> we have a warm relationship. you have seen that with our meeting in new york, in hamburg. we have a good relationship between the president and myself. above all, the relationship between australia and the united states is very deep, very enduring. >> back at home, new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen is angry following president trump
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calling her state a drug-infested den when he spoke with mexico's president. today, attorney general jeff sessions and director of national intelligence dan coats plan to hold a news conference. they're expected to discuss the trump administration's ongoing efforts to combat intelligence leaks and how they threaten national security. afterward, there will be a private meeting with reporters which will include rod rosenstein. the news conference starts at 8:00 a.m. >> some bay area construction crews are escaping the heat by working at night. a team of construction workers in walnut creek worked overnight. this was taken around 2:00 a.m. and temperatures were still around 80 degrees there. the project superintendent says in the trade of construction, you learn to adapt. >> during the day, we have been hitting high 90s, 100 degrees. working with brick, it has a tendency to heat up temperature a little more. so what we do is we come here during the night where the weather is cooler.
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>> he says it's also safer at night with fewer people and traffic around. what do you think about parking in alameda? the city wants your opinion. their public works department put together a series of questions used in a report to the city council following the installation of smart parking meters on park and webster street. we have a link for the survey at >> marin is now on the same level of san francisco in one category, and it is not a good thing. >> tesla just celebrated the rollout of its model 3. people are cancelling their orders. why elon musk says it's a good thing. >> happy friday, thanks for being with us. we'll keep live weather and we'll keep live weather and traffic con 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. now through august 6th. it's time to shine brighter than you ever thought possible.
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live doppler 7. we have been watching the storm over lodi and stockton. some rain is possible over antioch and brentwood in the next 45 minutes or so. >> all is quiet on golden gate bridge right now, but as we mentioned a few minutes ago, also going to be quiet this weekend, and maybe not in a good way. so try to prevent the backups on 101, they will be closing the parking lots on golden gate bridge both on the south end, on the san francisco side, and on the sausalito side at vista point there as well. that's going to happen every weekend through labor day. we see the big backups that pile onto the freeway. if you're in a tour bus, you can park there. if you're taking mass transit, you can park there. that is it, no personal vehicles. that not going to be easy to view the bridge this weekend. quick check outside. we do still have a roll-over crash reported northbound 880 to southbound 101, doesn't look like it's causing major impacts. i promised drive times at 6:20. >> thousands of people have apparently canceled their reservation for tesla's model 3.
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the cancellations happened over the course of a year, not all at once, and frankly, cancellations for the company's first mass market vehicle are a relief because it's been so hard to keep up with demand so far. total orders for the model 3 are at 455,000. that's even after all the cancellations. >> the hackers who hit hbo are back. their new threat that could become a reality this weekend. >> if you think baseball is boring, you clearly didn't watch this game last night. we're saving the best move for after the break. >> as we head to break, here's a live look at santa cruz. it's 6:12. a look at we recently had a heart attack. but we are not victims. we are survivors. we are survivors. we are survivors. and now we take brilinta. for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. we take brilinta with a baby aspirin. no more than one hundred milligrams... it affects how well brilinta works. brilinta helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. in a clinical study brilinta worked better than plavix®. brilinta reduced the chance of another heart attack.
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back at 6:15. a tough job of cleaning up following a brief thunderstorm that unleased so much disaster. people not prepared. you are looking at what happened in acton in northern los angeles county. rain water overwhelmed creeks and streams, submerging roads. many people felt overwhelmed after their homes flooded. >> nothing you could do. like you couldn't stop it. my whole entire house is flooded. the whole thing. >> i just couldn't believe, it was like a monsoon rolled in. a freak storm. >> firefighters rescued one driver from the roof of a stranded pickup. yesterday's flooding also washed out the tracks for a commuter railroad that connects people to
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downtown l.a. >> now to new developments in that hbo cyberattack. the hackers appear to be revealing their plan for the stolen material and perhaps their motive for taking it in the first place. they say they will release the leak gradually and the next one will be on sunday morning. it could include material related to the final season of "game of thrones." someone claiming to be the hacker sent them an e-mail and says the motive for the hack was money. adding that they had weeks of negotiations with hbo officials, but they broke their promise. this morning, we're learning more about google's prior interest in taking over snapchat. according to business insider, google floated an offer of at least $30 billion to buy snap in early 2016. it's not clear how formal the discussions were, but tech crunch reports snap's notoriously independent ceo has showed no interest in selling out to google or anyone else. >> today is not the day for kendrick lamar fans to sit down and be humble. those are lyrics to his song.
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why, because he'sopinge opening a pop-up store at 45 wentworth place in the same place where kanye west had his pop-up last year. as you can see, when kanye did it, a lot of people showed up. this opens at 11:00 this moring, for one day only. he has a concert tonight in oakland. he's been doing this in a lot of cities where he's been touring, and every one of those, huge crowds. this pop-up thing before a concert is becoming more and more comment. green day doing the same thing. >> gives you an opportunity, but also creates -- >> the buzz. >> yes. >> gets them more coin. >> exactly. that's, too. that's a byproduct. you know, it's been raining this morning in some parts. tiffany wilson had to, yeah, had to drive through it this morning. here's a tweet she sent me earlier. that's san francisco, and that is rain. and it is august 4th. that's not marine layer low cloud rain. that's from a thunderstorm. she took this at third and
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mission bay. thanks. let's look at what's going on. temperatures the big story also. low to mid 70s throughout most of the peninsula. 69 in san bruno. 60 in daly city. easily the cool spot. even pacifica and half moon bay kind of warm at 63 degrees. that temperature is also what we have in san francisco. 66 in napa. 65 in santa rosa. look at san rafael, 71. same ing hayward and fremont and redwood city, palto alto. 75 at san jose, and even lowiates in the east bay neighborhoods. good news, no flight or arrival delays because these are midand upper level clouds. early storms and then just kind of warm and humid with a little more sunshine this afternoon than yesterday. tonight, mostly cloudy. mild to warm, again like this morning. it's probably going to be our last one. our extended, storms move to the north and east starting tomorrow and through the weekend. especially in the sierra. you notice the lack of lightning bolts. the storm over lodi and stockton falling apart. the one that was going to hit clear lake, lakeport, kind of
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falling apart. now we have midlevel moisture and a chance of light showers to even a sprinkle as we head through the morning hours. you can definitely see a decrease in the intensity. yellows and oranges go away as we head through the morning and by the afternoon, we'll be left mostly cloudy. 82 in milpitas to 87 at san jose. temperature, 74 at millbrae. 66 to 68 along the coast. 75 in downtown san francisco. about 80 to 85 through the north bay valleys. 77 to about 84 along the east bay shore. and 91 to 96 in our east bay valleys. my accuweather seven-day forecast, all right, the sea breeze starts to take over. that brings drier air in saturday and a return to normal temperature wise sunday. all the way through most of next week. hey, alexis. >> good morning. we have one new problem on the tail end of the benicia bridge. we'll take you up there on the traffic maps. sounds like a honda civic rear ended the semi. the semi kept going, possibly unaware they were involved in a collision. right at the 780 merge.
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hearing both lanes are blocked now. i haven't seen a change in the traffic sensors. if it's blocked for long, we'll see a slowdown. quick check of drive times. no delays westbound 580 across the richmond-san rafael bridge. san mateo bridge looking good at 14, and dumbarton bridge also great at eight minutes. we do still have that rollover crash in san jose. i'll give you that update around 6:30. thanks. fans at wrigley field were treated to interesting entertainment last night, besides the basketball game, there was a rain delay. so watch this. >> oftentimes, the two bullpens during these delays will put on shows for the other relief core in the other bullpen. watch this work in performance art. >> that one is kind of terrifying, but look at this. the cubs and diamondbacks have, you know, a camera in the bullpen, they monitor each other on the monitors. the two pens held a bullpen dance off. it was so cool.
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we saw the bob sled team earlier. this is fishing, i think. no, this is bowling. okay. look at it. that pin was slow to fall. the d-backs eventually won the competition. they knocked down the 7-10 split in bowling. >> really good improv acting, everybody. love it. yes. and scene. >> major announcement from two big automakers overnight to bring thousands of jobs back to the united states. >> bravery, courage, instinct, whatever you call it, four men are heroes this morning after are heroes this morning after this
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we're back at 6:24. a northern california woman expressing her thanks after two strangers and two police officers risked their lives to get into the water and save her. the woman's car plunged into a lake seconds after crashing into another car in marysville yesterday morning. two mensa her submerged car and jumped into the lake. then a pair of police officers also jumped in to help pull the woman to safety. >> i tried to open the door, and open the door, the water came gushing out. marysville's police chief thanked all of the rescuers for
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her bravery. the woman is now recovering at home from a sore neck. >> it's time to ask finney. today, karina has a question about unclaimed paychecks. she spoke to us at our ask finney event. 7 on your side's michael finney has her answer. >> i got a payroll check a few years ago, which i did not cash, and i called the company. they told me to that it has been sent somewhere else. and i tried to look for it in other places. and go online, and i cannot find it anywhere. >> hey, karina. that money has probably been turned over to state's unclaimed property division. it may just be sitting there waiting for you to claim it. here's what i want you to do, go to the website there you search by state and name. i'll post a link on karina, good luck with this, and thanks for your question. >> if you have a question for michael finney, record it on your smartphone or tablet and
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share it on social media with the hash tag #askfinney. you may see your question answered right here. >> think you have a message good enough to send into space? nasa wants to hear from you as it celebrates a major milestone. >> we told you about anchor brewing being sold to sapporo, and now we're learning about its impact in the area. >> and google takes over the south bay. >> also, breaking news in campbell, more than a dozen cars burned overnight. the aftermath is stunning. we're going to check in with matt keller live on the scene in moments. >> and remember those thunderstorms i talked about yesterday? it was a noisy night for some of us around the bay area. here's a look a live doppler 7. been tracking showers and thunderstorms all morning. thunderstorms all morning. more likely light showers
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good morning. it's friday, august 4th. you're looking live from south beach across what are some showers and originally some thunderstorms last night. here's a quick look at your 12 hour diplanner. that threat continues to the 12:00 hour. here's a live look at live doppler 7. i'll have more on the storms coming up. >> sort of a gray and pink hue. i like it. >> that was pretty. >> windshield wipers going. just for a moment this morning. definitely some drivers saw it on their windshields.
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>> i flipped mine on a couple times. a pretty friday light commute. so we could have some slick ramps. it's been a long time since we have had moisture on the roadways. a quick update northbound 880 off ramp to southbound 101 is closed. they are saying they should have it open in the next five minutes. they're trying to pull the vehicle out of the way. hear not hearing about any injuries either. an update on the benicia crash in less than ten. at the live desk, i want to show you these dramatic images of a massive car fire in campbell. these are new videos of the flames we saw early this mrning. 16 cars are burned. most of them just charred rubble at this point. let's check in with abc news reporter matt keller live on the scene. matt. >> reporter: jessica, now that we have some more daylight, you can see the damage. it is extensive damage here at this apartment complex in campbell. 16 vehicles in all were destroyed by the flames overnight. you can see many of them are
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just unrecognizable. take a look, though, at the cell phone video. really amazing flames from a neighbor here. they destroyed a fence separating the parking lot with some homes on april way. residents were spraying the flames with their garden hoses. firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to any of the structures around here. one mom was not taking any chances. >> nothing like having to evacuate your kids at 3:00 a.m. so scary. >> you moved them over there. >> just to keep them safe because we didn't know how big and how long it was going to go on. there were a few moments where it was pretty big and pretty intense and scary. >> the next step is figuring out what started the fire. two investigators are out here looking at the cause. they will determine if this was started intentionally or not. now, hamilton avenue is back open, so traffic shouldn't be an issue this morning. i did talk to some of the residents whose cars were destroyed. they say they're going to be checking with their insurance companies this morning. matt keller, abc7 news. >> unbelievable images. thank you, matt. happening today, the two men
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charged in the deadly ghost ship fire in oakland are due back in court. derick almena is also scheduled to have a bail hearing. max harris who hosted the party at the warehouse had his bail reduced to $750,000. both men face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for last december' fire that killed three dozen people. >> the fire that broke out in the hills above uc berkeley may have been arson. that's according to campus police. crews are still trying to contain hot spots that keep flaring up. but they managed to keep the flames to 20 acres. drone view 7, as you can see here, shows us some of the scorched land. the fire started wednesday afternoon on grizzly peak near the scene of an earlier vehicle collision. police are trying to figure out if an armed man who left the accident scene and came back later had something to do with the fire. the federal government now faces a wrongful death lawsuit from the parents of a muralist murdered with an i.c.e. agent's stolen gun. ramos died after being shot while volunteering on a mural beneath interstate 580 in
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oakland nearly two years ago. a suspected gang member is charged with ramos's murder. the murder weapon was stolen from a car rented by i.c.e. in san francisco two weeks before the deadly 2015 shooting. federal officials haven't commented on the suit. right now, the bay area faces an increased danger for wildfires sparked by dry lightning or thunderstorms without rain. one tiny spark can trigger a massive fire, and that's why calfire has volunteers watching out for rising smoke from a lookout tower on mt. hamilton. >> they give us a bird's eye view, they can give us the state of the weather, the ican give us what the weather is actually doing versus always watching computer models. >> calfire tracks the weather with computers and monitors, video feeds, to look for any sign of smoke. bay area firefighters are also ready to go on a moment's notice no matter how they find out about a fire breaking out. >> president trump about to start a 17-day vacation while a grand jury looks at possible russian tampering with last year's election. the white house said it waw unaware of the panel but insists
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that it's cooperating with the probe being led by special counsel robert mueller. meanwhile, mr. trump deflected accusations that his campaign was involved with meddling by russia. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. it's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics. that's all it is. >> president trump does have the power to fire mueller from his post as special counsel. two democratic senators have introduced a bill to make it harder to do so. >> concord police need your help in identifying a man who tried to kidnap a teenage girl. take a look at your screen. investigators released this sketch of the suspect. he approached the 16-year-old on july 6th. as he spoke to her, he grabbed her arms and tried to pull her towards his car. she fought back, kicking and punching him. finally forcing him to let go. he is described as hispanic, between 35 and 40 years old,
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weighing about 160 pounds. he was also wearing glasses. the man drove away in a made sedan similar to this 2000 buick. >> only on abc7 news, a driver created chaos on east bay streets during a wild chase that lasted nearly two hours and put other drivers in danger. sky 7 capturing the driver of a bmw weaving in and out of traffic. it started on interstate 580 in the dublin pleasanton area, it ended up 25 miles away in the streets of oakland. there were plenty of close calls with oncoming cars. a chp officer finally brought this to an end, doing a p.i.t. maneuver, spinning the suv around. it slammed into a parked car. 30-year-old james sims surrended to police. he was charged with car left, evading police, and driving with an expired license. >> happening today, a series of furlough fridays begin for local courthouses in san francisco. today marks the first of 11 fridays when san francisco courts will provide fewer services and force many employees to take unpaid day
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off. this faollows the state cutting the court's budget by 9% for the current fiscal year. if you need to file papers, you can do so using drop boxes set up outside the clerk's office. reducing services is helping to avoid layoffs. >> anchor brewing's new owners appear to be undecided in a plan to produce beer near at&t park. japan's sapporo brought the brand. anchor brewing runs a brewery on petrero hills. in 2013, the giants and anchor brewing unveiled a plan to open another brewery along with a restaurant at pier 28. now that project has been delayed and its projected costs have skyrocketed. >> new this morning, toyota and mazda plan to build a massive $1.6 billion assembly plant in the u.s. already, the president is commenting, sending out a tweet saying toyota and mazda to build a new $1.6 billion plant in the usa and create 4,0 thou,000 amen
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jobs. he's been pushing automakers to make new cars in the u.s. the two automakers say it will produce nearly 300,000 cars a year when it opens in 2021. >> new developments surroundi google's plan. google's development partner has scooped up another property. the vacant lot is in san jose. this could be just the beginning for the mountain view based tech giant. multiple property owners tell the mercury news more deals are in the works to sell parcels to google. >> if you are like me and sadly missed this, turn around, look alt the tv right now, the tablet, whatevr you have, and check out the lightning, the cloud to ground lightning, the cloud to cloud lightning. the forked lightning, the awesomeness of mother nature over concord last night. this is when this video was taken. several lightning strikes. thankfully, no reports of damage. and no fires were started.
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but man, that's a show that i love to watch. oh, wow. i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. let me show you what's going on right now with live doppler 7. we'll take a look. you can see the showers and thunderstorms are starting to taper. i just got a tweet from sunnyvale, a little bit of rain falling there. some light drops reaching the ground. let me show you this, one of the neatest phenomenons of weather. when a thunderstorm collapsed, the air from the top of the thunderstorm, it descends rapidly, as it does, it compresses the heat. look at the fempture in the berkeley hills. 73 at 4:30. it rose to 85 degrees because of the warm rush of air, now it's back down to 67. thanks to jan, golden gate weather, for pointing that out. i'm geeked out this morning. can you tell? i really am. i'm sorry. temperatures are up to 7 degrees warmer this morning. we'll start in the south bay, low to mid 70s for you. a few 60s from say alameda, san francisco, up through the north bay. sorry. it's just exciting. >> you guys have months of just
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dry weather on repeat. so yeah, all of the meteorologists are geeking out here this morning. >> that's coming back in my accuweather seven-day forecast too. sorry. >> geeking out on the roads as usual here this morning. a new alert for you for this crash on the buniche abridge. right at the 780 mirj, we have a two-vehicle collision. sounds like a honda civic rear ended a semi. we haven't got word on injuries. but the transition to 780 is blocked. you'll be forced to tay north on 680. if you're trying to head to the vallejo area, you can take east second street and cut over or further north and head to lake herman road. both are looking okay. they don't have an estimate on when they'll get the transition back open. hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. also, new problem on the peninsula. southbound 101 near whipple avenue, it sounds like we have a new disabled vehicle and that has the two slow lanes blocked. waiting for chp to arrive there. on top of that, a couple trouble spots in the south bay and san jose. we'll check on those next.
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>> thanks. the secret service explaining why it's leaving its residence at trump tower. >> amazon stepping into the meal kit market. so how does it compare to other major companies like blue apron? >> mike and alexis helping to make it a better day, keeping you up to the minute on weather you up to the minute on weather and traffi
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released for the month of july. they are a positive sign for the economy. the unemployment rate now at just 4.3%. that is actually the lowest in 16 years. i want to show you here on my big computer. president trump already reacting moments after those numbers came out. saying excellent job numbers just released. i have only just begun. many job stifling regulations continue to fall. movement back to the usa. and the stock market is certainly reacting this morning. here's a live look at the big board right now. and you can see it's up 53 points already, past the 22,000 mark that we hit earlier this week. interesting to note also that this is the 82nd month of jobs growth. reggie, natasha, back to you. >> thanks. developing news in san francisco where police are ramping up patrols at dolores park. >> it comes after a shooting in broad daylight that left three people hurt. tiffany wilson is live with
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more. >> reporter: natasha, san francisco police will assign two extra officers to patrol dolores park from morning to evening this weekend. the extra police will hopefully restore a sense of security to park visitors following yesterday's triple shooting. the park was filled with families, children, and tourists when the shots were fired. one victim is in critical condition. another man was treated and released. and the third victim is a teenage boy. >> feel safe in knowing that the community around this area is very vocal. but you know, when there's incidents like this, you know, it kind of shakes you to the core. >> police say the shooting does not appear to be random. the suspects or suspect have not been found. live in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. an update on breaking news we have been following this morning. we learned the pilot of a plane that crashed yesterday afternoon in the sacramento area was actually from the bay area. he's been identified as
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71-year-old marshall mckalian of foster city. i want to show you his website here. he was known as being a dentist who often gave free root canals in san mateo. here are some pictures from his website. his spall plane crashed in rio linda yesterday afternoon. landed in a chicken coop after flying into some power lines. and witnesses say it looked like he was trying to make an emergency landing. the ntsb is still investigating this morning. and the dentist leaves behind a wife and three kids. back to you. >> thank you, jess. >> fiery debris rained down onto the streets in dubai as one of the world's tallest residential buildings caught fire again. the fire started around 1:00 yesterday morning inside the 86-story torched tower. the flames shot out of more than 40 floors. no one was hurt. this same building caught fire two years ago. investigators found the building's flammable covering
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helped the fire spread. >> the secret service has left its command post in trump tower because of a dispute with the trump organization. the nature of the disputd is not clear, but sources tell "the washington post" the secret service feels it's being charged too much for the space it occupies in the building, so the command post has been moved to a trailer on the sidewalk. it was on the floor directly below trump's apartment. the president has not visited trump tower since taking office in january, but agents are still guarding that building. >> a company that makes cannabis products is buying an entire california town. american green is paying $5 million for the town of nipton, only about 60 people live there. it's basically a ghost town. it's located near the california/nevada border about an hour from vegas. the company planning to turn nipton into a pot friendly destination after marijuana becomes legal for recreational use on january 1st. the goal is to turn it into a tourism spot over the next 18 months by using existing structures and building others powered by renewable energy. it's just one shot of nipton,
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california. >> we're about to have a lot more. >> a common complaint amazon shoppers may have is about returns. right now, the return policy varies depending on whether amazon itself is shipping the item or if it's from a third-party seller. all of that is about to change come october. 7 on your side's michael finney told us last night that independent sellers will be required to use the same return policy. and that means in most cases you will not have to contact the seller and have that back and forth before sending something back. you can use amazon's prepaid shipping labels and the seller must issue a refund within two days of receiving it. amazon said it will allow sellers to exempt a few products from the rules. it has not said what those products will be. >> while we're on the subject of amazon, it's jumping into another market, this time, home delivery meal kits. the prepackaged and planned dinners come right to your door. right now, you can only get the kits if you're in the seattle area. how does it compare to all the rest of the companies out there? one family put the service to the test against hello fresh and
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blue apron. >> it felt more prepared off the bat. you had to do less slicing and cutti cutting. >> i do like to do less things. the family says all three services had a great taste. but they say amazon won when it came to the ease of preparation and ordering. as for the price, it's a little complicated because you need to be a member of both amazon prime and amazon fresh to get this pricing we're about to tell you, but it's about $9 per serving. >> all right. >> green day coming back to their bay area roots. they're going to be playing tomorrow night at the coliseum. abc7 new was in oakland where fans lined up for the green day pop-up store yesterday. stomper was there, as was green bay's infamous bunny. some fans got a free bunny to take home, too. fans of all ages turned out. one told us she has trained her mom well. >> i just have been listening to green day since i was 13. and she had to listen to it, and finally she fell in love with it. >> definitely. >> they played here at a sort of
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private event probably six years ago, maybe five years ago. and people still come just to look at the stage. >> that stage is still therer just like they left it. the pop-up store at 1, 2, 3, 4 go records in oakland is open again today. not too late. >> nasa celebrating two spacecraft that are still working 40 years after blasting into space. >> you're invited to send your own happy birthday messages to voyager 1 and 2. nasa is accepting tweets using #messagetovoyager. later this month, officials will pick a winning message and send it to both aircraft. it has traveled 13 million miles from earth, voyager 2, 11 million. they set records for going farther than any other spacecraft. nasa calls them, quote, cosmic overachievers. >> 40 years, no break. maybe time to start eyeing that 401(k) and retirement. >> they're still young. >> they're great.
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hi, mike. >> wonder if they have run into the starship enterprise yet. anybody knows that movie, that's a long time ago. joey got it. thanks, joey. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. no fog this morning, but expect to return this weekend, and that's when things will get back to normal. we have early storms today. warm and humid weather this afternoon. mostly cloudy. another mild to warm night, but probably our last one. then the storm threat is going to move to the north and east as we head tomorrow in through the latter parts of the weekend. here's a look at some of the darker green around richmond. the east bay hills, up towards novato and over towards inverness. that's where some of the rain could be reaching the ground. over the next six hours, you can definitely see the yellows, the oranges, taper to green and then you see the green shield definitely taper also. our best chance of getting wet and seeing lightning and hearing thunder is probably behind us. here's a look at the morning commute. at least from the san mateo bridge. on the roads, some morning sprinkles. slightly humid for mass transit. and on the bay, going to be a little breezy. north of the bay bridge, as the
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small craft advisory is back from noon to 9:00. upper 60s along the coast. mid 70s to mid 80s around the bay. mid to upperiates in the south bay and north bay, and low to mid 90s inland today. my accuweather seven-day forecast, bye-bye humidity, bye-bye heat by sunday. welcome back to a normal august monday through thursday. hey, alexis. >> hey, i have good news for a couple trouble spots we had for most of the morning, really, in san jose. first one was a rollover crash on the northbound 880 off ramp to southbound 101. just got the all clear a few minutes ago from chp. they removed the vehicle and that connector is back open. no delays in the area from that. also got an update from caltrans. emergency road repair on the southbound 87 off ramp to northbound 280. that just reopened as well. a few minutes after the estimated town of 6:30, but not seeing backup. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights on since 5:29. lighter than average, but some delays through the maze.
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next traffic update, we'll take a look at the sig alert in benicia. >> somethng fun for kids of all ages. >> people are going to show off what they created with legos in santa clara. this marks the eighth year for the event. organizers say it's been growing since 2010. this year's theme, california dreaming. you can see what they made with legos from 9:00 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon. tickets are $20 and you must pay in cash at the door. >> that's an interesting footnote. i couldn't make anything with legos. that's why i'm here. no real skills. just kidding. >> not true. >> this afternoon, steph curry will tee off in the second round of the tour's ellie may classic in hayward. >> speaking of skills. >> this guy is amazing. so he made his professional golf debut at tpc stonebray. the warriors all star shot a 74 for the round. now, he's likely going to miss the cut. but he's in a professional tournament. >> absolutely. >> come on, this isn't even his sport. he tees off at 2:15 this
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and hamilton avenue. >> and number two, light rain, even showers still possible as you can see on live doppler 7. the threat of a thunderstorm is really starting to wane as we head through the rest of the morning hours. the clouds will open up. warm and humid this afternoon. >> number three, with our humid weather, dry lightning could strike. that increases our wildfire risk in bay area. ical fire has staffed a lookout tower at mt. hamilton to keep an eye out for rising smoke. >> number four, a sad update. this is a fatal crash for a sig alert in benicia. northbound 680 off ramp to 780 is fully blocked. and you're going to have to continue north on 680. from there, you can take east 2nd or lake herman road to cut over to vallejo. >> san francisco police are increasing their patrols at dolores park following a shooting that hurt three people. they say it does not appear to be random. or does -- i'm sorry, does not appear to be random. >> number six, president trump goes on vacation today. he reportedly is going to spend
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the next 17 days at his private golf club in central new jersey. taking a break while the heating and cooling system at the white house is being replaced. >> number seven, up the game with these roller skate stiletto hybrids. does it sound like an accident waiting to happen? that will set you back $2,000. that does not include the medical bill. >> that's a big no. couples skate, everybody. get on the floor. >> happy friday, "gma" is next.
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good morning, america. breaking overnight, deadly storms coast to coast. a daring helicopter rescue in the west as flash floods take over the streets, massive downpours forcing thousands to evacuate in chicago in the middle of the lollapalooza music festival lorde forced to shut down her show midperformance and more dangerous storms on the way. new overnight, president trump taking aim at the russia investigation. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. >> rallying his supporters in west virginia. >> are there any russians here tonight, any russians? >> as abc news learns a grand jury has secretly been working for weeks and now the administration making a big announcement, how they're taking on white house leakers.


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