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good morning, it is tuesday, september 19th. 5:00 a.m. thanks for being here. >> we're glad you are here. it's going to be a good day. we did have serious traffic issues working already, but first do you want to start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> noisy out there if you live up in the hills. it's been a gusty night and those breezes are coming our way. we have high clouds, that's the gray you see overlaid on live doppler center. we do have sprinkles this time tomorrow. you can see the flags on the ferry building unfurled, temperatures much cooler, dress
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warmer this morning, mid to upper 50s, 71 at noon, inland 77 around the bay, 69 to 73 for our bay temperatures and 65 and 65 at the coast. if you are heading out this evening dress for temperatures dropping quickly pack in the 60s. let's get an update on the morning chute. >> we are doing well right now. started off a little rough but at this point we are looking all right. we did just get a report of cement blocks that someone lost on the westbound 80 off ramp into albany. chp is heading to the scene to get those cleared. a quick check outside as usual a really light commute from the north bay. there's southbound 101 across golden gate bridge. new this morning we were dealing with this traffic issue, lanes are back hope on eastbound 80 in san francisco heading to the bay bridge. this after a driver hit and killed a pedestrian unfortunately. happened around 3:30 this morning on the freeway near fourth street. the pedestrian ended up on top of a gray porsche.
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the crash closed three lanes for about an hour. all lanes were back open, though, by 4:30 this morning. it's not clear how the pedestrian ended up on the freeway in the first place. 5:02. in today san francisco tier are remembering one of their own. >> they lost a battalion chief last week after he had returned from a call. amy hollyfield live at san francisco fire station 4. amy. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. the funeral starts at 10:00, the city has brought firefighters in from around the bay area to cover the city so local firefighters can trees and powe. no word on injuries or deaths so far. hurricane maria is the strongest storm on record to make landfall in dominica. in anticipation of what the system could do in puerto rico its governor has already declared a state of emergency. task force one in southern california is now on stand by to head to that u.s. territory. let's go over to meteorologist mike nicco. i can't believe we are already tracking another storm of this magnitude. >> yeah, it's amazing, isn't it,
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that there's that much energy in the atmosphere to support storms. in fact, we have three of them out there right now. we will start with the northernmost and that's josé. if you are heading up to new england it will be a breezy day with dangerous rip currents all from the carolinas up to maine. lee continues to be a non-player, still just a 30 mile per hour storm but look what maria did, back up to a category 5, 160 miles per hour and slowly moving to the west-northwest. the red is the fastest winds, the orange hurricane, the yellow that's going to be storm winds. look at the red go right over the eastern third, if you will, of puerto rico. major damage there tomorrow morning and then it does weaken and head towards the turks and caicos with at least 74 mile per hour winds. so it is going to weaken just a little bit from a category 5 to a category 4 to possibly a category 3 as it starts to kind of head to the east of the bahamas. if it keeps that trajectory the
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united states will be okay but we will still keep an eye on the carolinas. the city of gilroy getting involved in the fight over daca now. the city council has adopted a resolution in support of daca recipients and all immigrants. katie marzullo has the story. ♪ you may say i'm a dreamer >> reporter: a song and a prayer for lawmakers. >> give them the vision to see how we are all connected. >> reporter: some two dozen people gathered outside gilroy city hall with signs and candles in support of undocumented immigrants. this woman is a daca recipient. >> i'm proud to tell everybody i've been here working hard, learning english. >> reporter: carla is worried about her older brother, a senior at san jose state and a daca recipient. >> if he were to leave i wouldn't have him as a role model. >> reporter: the group wants the city council to pass a resolution limiting the city's cooperation with ice and giving the immigrat community peace of
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mind. >> obviously it's very close to me being from a migrant family i know exactly what they're going through. >> reporter: the city council was drafting a resolution but that was before the daca program was canceled. now its adding new language to include dreamers. >> the words that we say, those words have meaning and they have power and so we've got to make sure that we use our the die has to speak for all members of the community. >> belmont police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a doughnut shop wearing a "star wars" mask. he pulled a semi-automatic handgun on the employee at chuck's doughnuts. it's unclear what, if anything, the suspect got away with. the employee was not hurt. >> berkeley police are warning residents with a man 36-year-old william turner has been arrested twice in the last three months in june police caught him trying to feed three kids an unknown
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liquid at to the lot at mcgee and hearst avenues. this month he was arrested after being seen near berkeley high. turner has since been released, police are asking parents to be vigilant at the city's parks. your chance to voice your opinion over a controversial tool in san francisco, the use of tasers. sfpd is the last major police department in the country that doesn't use tasers in large part due to strong community opposition. there is also the issue of cost. equipment and training can cost about $10,000 per officer. today's community meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. tonight at city college. organizers of the upcoming free speech week at uc berkeley say they have big names coming however the school says they have not been confirmed yet. the event featuring conservatives and libertarians is sponsored by berkeley patriot. the school said the event cannot use large indoor vendors because they failed to secure contracts. mile la yiannopoulos says the
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school is trying to stop them. >> the administration of uc berkeley have tried everything to derail tree speech week up to and including the students of being inept. they're not. >> event organizers will say this he will do it outdoors if they have to. previous outdoor events have ended with violence. the school is trying to work with the organizers. >> the university remains ready, willing and able to accommodate mr. yiannopoulos and others last week. we're simply waiting to hear who is coming. >> more than 100 school staff members signed an open letter calling for a class boycott to keep students and staff safe. >> there are new developments in valero's plan to take over terminals in martinez and richmond. they announced yesterday they're giving up. valero said it was deterred by an antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court in san francisco this summer by california's attorney general. he claimed the sale would give valero undue control over gas prices. valero already owns a refinery
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in venetia. if your commute takes you through santa clara county, they plan to step up their traffic enforcement in schools. today's crack down part of an ongoing effort to improve safety. officers will focus on catching speeders and distracted drivers. thought we would take a look up in the north bay, this is the area we targeted for temperatures possibly in the 40s starting today and the next couple of mornings. we have american canyon at 48, some of the suburbs of santa rosa down around 49 degrees even though official you are at 50, 50 petaluma, a little warmer in mill valley at 59 and napa at about 52. we have 61 right now in alameda, redwood city 60, 61 brentwood, 62 tracy, those are the warm spots, lafayette 54, san ramone 53, san francisco 58 and san jose at about 59. here is a look at san francisco from our exploratorium camera at pier 15. you can see just how clear it is
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this morning. if you are going to be on the bay today small craft advisory for the entire bay this afternoon, danger at our beaches, dangerous surf that is and exercising mild conditions today except for outside the breezes. let's take a look at your hourly planner for the south bad, noon 70 degrees, 4:00, 75, back down at 8:00 to 65. how about the noontime temperatures 69, great day to be outside for lunch, low 70s throughout the afternoon hours, by 8:00 back down to 64. we will take a look at even cooler weather coming up in my accuweather seven-day forecast. good morning. so far so good on the roads this morning. at least at this point anyway. we don't have any major issues working. one minor problem, the dee bows on ramp to southbound 101 in san francisco we have a report of a broken down vehicle with a flat tire. quick check of drive times, westbound 580 just nd an hour in
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the yellow at 58 minutes, 11 minutes northbound 101 between 85 and the san jose airport, northbound 280 highway 1 to san francisco just nine minutes. plots of land under san francisco overpasses could be getting a major makeover. >> another group speaking out against the plans to build a new against the plans to build a new stadium of the observing and
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the blade runner facing another day in court and possibly more jail time. we have just learned the south african supreme court will hear another case against iempian oscar pistorius. pos kurts say the sentence against the runner is too lenient. he received a six year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. prosecutors want 15 years. the murder on valentine's day 2013 gained international headlines, this new case against the blade runner will start at the beginning of next month on november 3rd. >> it just doesn't end. van calls hit oakland's main library again, graffiti sprayed all over the library on saturday morning. it's not the first time the damage left behind was more severe than in most attacks. the library director says it has been happening so often that they are now working on a plan to try to stop it. >> this has been happening on a regular basis so we're hoping to look at potentially putting murals on that because, you know, a blank sheet to graffiti
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artists is perfect place for them to put something. >> the library is also looking to install security cameras. the city crew that cleans the stuff up says the vandalism was a tribute to a tagger called animal. a new report claims the data breach at equifax was the second one for the credit agency this year. bloomberg news reporting that hackers broke into equifax's computer system in march five months before the breach that exposed personal and financial data of 143 million u.s. customers. according to bloomberg the same intruders may be responsible for both incidents. equifax issued a statement saying the march breach wasn't related to the most recent hack. new video out of missouri shows protesters gathering to light up the night in downtown st. louis. things remained peaceful and this was unlike over the w where we saw violent protests and vandalism. this comes after the acquittal of a quite officer in the shooting death of a suspect.
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activists plan to voice their concerns directly to the mayor during a town hall meeting later today. >> in goods go. ma first look there is a person of interest in the potentially racially motivated killings of two black men in louisiana. >> pierre thomas has the details. >> in this morning's first look two middle angd black men apparently randomly shot within hours at locations only five miles apart. tuesday, september 12th, around 10:30 p.m. 59-year-old bruce cotefield is discovered on this street suffering from gunshot wounds, he dies at the scene. two days later at roughly the same time of night 11:08 p.m. donald smart, 49, is found lying in the street also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. smart on his way to a job at a local diner, also dies at the scene. >> i got here, there was a guy laying on the ground, he had been shot multiple times. i heard about 10, 11 shots. >> as far as this potentially
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being a hate crime. >> we are looking at other motives but that is definitely on the table. >> vel have more at 7:00 a.m. i'm pierre thomas. a proposed bill could bring more parks to san francisco and all of them would be under free ways. according to sfs the plots of land mostly located under highway 101 are being rented out by caltrans to private clients. san francisco would be able to rent ten plots of land at a big discount but the stipulation they have to be converted into parks. the reason we are showing you this video is because many homeless encampments are underneath the highways so that brings up the unanswered question of where those people would end up going. the bill is waiting governor jerry brown's signature. new developments in the oakland a's stadium site. a conservation group announced its opposition to the ballpark saying it is bad for the birds and fish. the golden gate audubon society says trash, bright noise would harm the oakland ast wear.
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new freeway ramps would increase pollution. representatives for the team say they will address those concerns. apple ceo tim cook's first official interview since the unveiling a week ago. the fichlt phone 8 and 10. the new features, facial recogniti recognition, and augmented reality. as cook explains you don't have to wait for the new phones thanks to today's ios 11 release. >> this is huge because it's the first time that hundreds of millions of customers actually later today hundreds of millions of customers will be able to use ar for the first time. so we are bringing it to mainstream. if you have an iphone 6 s or later, you have augmented reality today. >> that's cool. all right. well, i know what you are' thinking, ar technology has been out for a while, but coming up on gma you will hear cook explain how apple plans to put its stamp on that technology.
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that starts at 7:00 a.m. right here on abc 7. so far it looks like it's good for figuring out where to put furniture. the dictionary getting a little bigger once again. miriam webster added 250 new words and definitions. >> the twitter account posted a few of the new words and definitions including hive mind. >> collective thoughts, ideas and opinions of a group. okay. >> internet of things, which is already honestly i'm already over that term, but okay. i think you already already knew what that is, when you have a what that is, when you have a smart toaster or certificate ra sriacha, froyo and troll, someone who harasses or antagonizes someone and front, to which i say don't front with me, mike nicco. mike nicco
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trends, too. >> haven't people been calling it froyo since the tcby days. >> i think tcby started in arkansas, too. maybe it took it a little longer to get here. that's all i'm saying. i love that place, i lived in arkansas for four years, very nice people, actually. i kind of miss it. here is a look at what's going on. i wanted to show you the radar out of puerto rico, you can see it's right here and you can see the first signs of maria already showing up there in the form of some noisy thunderstorms already this morning. it's only going to get worse as we get towards the next 24 hours as the eyewall is going to make land on the western -- eastern tip i should say the puerto rico. back here at home we have a few clouds out there as we look from san jose 280 at 17, mostly sunny, cool and breezy today. a cold front tomorrow will spell showers in the north bay, sprinkles for the rest of us as we head through the day and a warming trend will begin this weekend. can't discount one of those late summer surges of warmth. here is a look at temperatures down in the south bay, 74
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milpitas, sunnyvale 75, los gatos and san jose at 78, 80 morgan hill and gilroy, comfortable on the peninsula today, milbury 69, redwood city 75. we will have around 64 to 65 along the peninsula coast, 70 downtown san francisco, up through the north bay 76 in san rafael and vallejo to about 80 in santa rosa. berkeley 71, hercules 75, union city and fremont. oakland at 73. we will have 77 in pleasanton, 80 in antioch, brentwood the outlier at 85. temperatures will be in the mid 50s, low 60s with the cloud cover and chance of light rain in the north bay. sprinkles will drop the temperatures down in the 60s and 70s, breezy through friday. >> a couple minor issues on our traffic map. east bay northbound highway 13 we are hearing about a disabled label blocking the left lanes,
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chp has been dispatched, they are on their way. also the counter commute eastbound 24 before you get into caldecott tunnel, a couple calls into chp about loose gravel on the roadway, i'm seeing a little yellow through that 13 interchange, maybe some folks slowing down to go over that, just use some caution in that area, too. watching the bay bridge toll plaza very closely, we have not gotten official word that those metering lights are on, but if they are not yet, those typical delays starting to form within the maze. next traffic update coming up just before 5:30. now a live desk update from abc 7 mornings. >> some business news from kohl's and amazon. kohl's saying that it will start accepting your amazon returns inside of their stores. right now they are going to test the idea in los angeles and chicago. no word yet on when the idea will come here to the bay area, but kohl's says it plans on offering the service in 82 of its stores nationwide, and get
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this, they even want to designate certain parking spots for folks doing those amazon returns. kohl's hopes that people make amazon returns and it might actually incentivize people to do some shopping inside their stores as well. this new partnership and a lot of stores opening up next month in october. back to you guys. next the seven things you need to know as you start your day. bart is putting new cameras to use after this bizarre to use after this bizarre robbery attempt on one of its
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strength, it's now back to a category 5, it has already ravaged the small island country of dominica, it is on the way to puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. number four, bay area freeway congestion hitting a new record now, a new report finds most drivers are spending an extra three and a half minutes sitting in traffic compared to last year. the worst commute of all, the 280 interchange in san francisco to the island. number five, the roads not too terrible right now, slow downs in all the typical areas, that includes westbound 205 to 580 out of tracy. number six, i have have more on maria and how its path will deviate from irma's, i will show you that coming up. back at home let's talk about a cooler morning in the 50s and breezy conditions this afternoon and a lot more sunshine. and number seven, good-bye, chorizo, chipotle phasing out the ingredient, the instead the chain will focus on its newest
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menu item, queso, which hit stores last week. there has been controversy over whether the queso is any good. now all i want to do is find out. >> we can do it. kids battling cancer got a special surprise at lucille packard school. >> nia jackson and seth roland stopped by. the wrestler signed autographs and presented each kid with their own replica of the wwe championship title. the visit was one of several hopital visits the superstars are making this month as part of pediatric cancer awareness month. we are coming back with another full 90 minutes of news including president trump's first address to the u.n., what you can expect when he takes the stage two hours from now. a health alert this morning, the popular tropical fruit being linked to a salmonella outbreak. >> i do have an update from hurricane maria, we are starting hurricane maria, we are starting to get new images
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning to you on this tuesday, september 19th of. 5:30 in the morning, thanks for getting up with us. >> we are all here ready to go. alexis smith on top of the roads and mike nicco bringing us good weather. >> a little more sunshine. breezy, maybe a little brisk, especially near bodies of water up in the mountains, we are going to probably up in the north bay and east bay with those high clouds the gray you see on live doppler 7 from a gorgeous sunrise. if you capture it post it, tag it, abc 7 now. sfo clear this morning so fingers crossed we don't have any plays there, at least not weather wise. high clouds, sunshine and breezy today. notice those temperatures when you step outside, they are up to 10 degrees cooler, mid to upper 50s, mid 60s at the coast, low to mid 70s around the bay, low
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to upper 70s noon to 4:00 inland. all of us back in the 60s. you will need a coat during the evening hours. >> taking a live look at westbound 92 across the san matteo bridge still doing all right here, no and looking like a smooth ride leaving hayward over to foster city. drive times, the westbound 80 commute looking okay, highway 4 to the maze 18 minutes, just kicked up to 12 minutes across the bay bridge into san francisco and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo just nine minutes. we will check on mass transit at 5:40. happening today, president trump will be driving his first speech, the united nations general assembly in new york. in a speech to the 193 member body the president will push for reforms to the u.n. he is also address some of the biggest threats facing the world including north korea as the u.s. rallies support for tougher action against the regime. north korea's top diplomate will have a front row seat for president trump's speech later today. we will bring you the president's address to the u.n. live this morning here on abc 7.
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if you are leaving for work you can stream it on the abc 7 news app. it starts at 7:30. now breaking news from the abc 7 live desk. >> hi, everyone. want to get you very latest on hurricane maria. the category 5 hurricane barreling through the caribbean. mike and other forecasters all across the country now say maria will likely hit puerto rico and the virgin islands and i want to show you this new video, i literally got it here within the last two minutes, this is video from the island of gaut lup, it's from the airport there. folks taking shelter right now, the eye of maria about 85 miles west of them. you can see how strong the winds are, how much rain is coming down. here is another video from a little bit earlier, same island, that is just north of dominica which i mentioned earlier and dominica we are still waiting for better information from that area because the prime minister there said this morning that they are devastated. so we don't know as far as injuries and deaths. i will be watching for any
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update and i will let you know as soon as we get more details. happening today firefighters from across the bay area will staff san francisco fire stations and respond to emergencies while they are attending a funeral for a fallen firefighter. battalion chief terry smerdel was found unresponsive inside his office last sunday. smerdel had just returned to his firehouse in china town from a call. he started working for the fire department more than 25 years ago. smerdel's funeral will be at st. ignatius church on parker avenue at 10:00 this morning. we now know who bart police are looking for in a bizarre robbery attempt involving a written threat. they released these photos of a woman accused of writing and pass ago note to a fellow passenger saying two guns were pointed at her. julie dragland was riding while the required handed her in note on saturday afternoon. >> a woman on board the train gave her a note that read i have two guns pointed on you give me
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your stuff. >> so i started slumped over to the left and started shaking and people started to notice. >> the scene she caused near the civic center station scared the attempted robber. police say she got off the street at powell street. detectives are reviewing the station's surveillance video from more evidence. i'm watching the roads as i do every morning and it is no surprise to anyone that congestion is a major issue in the bay area and now there's new numbers to back that up. abc 7 news reporter matt keller has more on the bay area setting a record that nobody wants. hey, matt. >> reporter: good morning, alexis. yeah, this probably won't come as a surprise to you but the bay area has reached another record high for congestion on the roads. in fact, it's increased 80% since 2010, that's just seven years. this all comes from a new report, it comes from the ntc. the average driver spending an average of three and a half more minutes in traffic than they did last year. metropolitan transportation
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commission revealed the top worst commutes. number one the 280 interchange in san francisco, number two is interstate 80 from hercules to san francisco, that's the only one in the top ten con are jested in both the morning and afternoon commutes. number three is where we are at on 101 from mountain view to san jose. the good news with all this traffic you most likely have a job to go to. >> it is absolutely directly related to the economy and to the jobs housing imbalance that we have in the region that our two biggest job centers are san francisco and silicon valley. >> the more express lanes are opening up in the bay area. another one coming next month on 680 allowing solo drivers to pay a toll to get access to those carpool lanes. we will see if that helps in next year's reporting. reporting live in santa clara, matt keller. a lot of people reported feeling an earthquake last night in los angeles.
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a magnitude 3 of 6 hit just north of westward around 11:20. that earthquake became the top trend on tritt twitter in the u.s. more than 7,000 people said they felt it and when kim kardashian is tweeting about the earthquake, everyone is tweeting about it. any earthquake is a good reminder to get repaired. we have a full list of resources and ways to be ready for any earthquake or natural disaster in the bay area. >> on to developing news, sonoma police are searching for this bank robber, this happened around 10:00 at the here he appears to be wearing a black and gray wig. a witness says that they saw the man taking off some of his clothes while leaving the area, it is not clear how much money he got away with. a crash caused downed power lines and sparked a grass hire that sparked the chp to close highway 116. the fire started around 5:45
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yesterday afternoon near petaluma. according to the press democrat a car crashed into a fence and a utility pole causing the downed power lines. the press democrat also reports the driver was arrested on suspicion of dui. highway 116 still closed, that's because of a planned closure, it is expected to open at 6:00 this morning. no one was hurt here and that fire burned about five acres. police arrested a suspect for running over two police officers with a car during an alleged shoplifting incident. he is identified as 57-year-old terry gordon of oakland. gordon was arrested for attempted murder and evading police. this happened sunday night in a safe way parking lot. an officer and his partner chased the suspect to his car, the suspect drove off with the officers hanging on. >> he hit that suv, so what it is is as soon as he hit that suv he backed up and that's when the officer fell behind -- the other officer, he must have hit him
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because he was complaining about his knees, he couldn't get up. >> that officer was treated and released. his partner remains in the hospital with broken bones. san leandro police say both officers expected to make a full recovery. jackie spear is taking a bite out of the dog walking rules by hitting it in the pockets. she proposed an amendment prohibiting funding from being used to implement and enforce the rules. this has been a 14-year tug of war, on one side dog enthusiasts who want less restrictions on the 80,000 acres of land. on the other side environmentalists who want to further protect wildlife. spears bill now heads to the senate. now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> let's take a comparison of the paths of irma and maria. you can see maria right here, category 5, 160 mile per hour winds, see that little silver tail, that's where it started. it started several hundred miles
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south of irma and that's the path it's taking right now, but look what happens over the next 24 to 48 hours, it heads right across the turks and caicos but that's where the paths start to deviate, where as irma went into the florida straits it looks like maria is going to head up more towards bermuda, possibly getting pushed into the carolinas as we head deeper into next week. and a much weaker storm hopefully by then also. something we will keep an eye on for you absolutely. let's talk about what's going on back here at home. 52 in danville right now, pleasant hill we've got lafayette, walnut creek, san ramone at 53, dublin, plooez, liver more at 54, a little warmer out around antioch and brentwood at 60, 60 oakland, 59 san jose, 49 napa, 55 pacifica. a kick look at the east bay hills. breezy spots but dry. mass transit will be dry all day and it's going to be rather breezy if you are going to be on
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the bay, you might want to sit inside on the ferry, especially this afternoon. we wil talk about a chance of some light showers coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. here is alexis. i want to take you back to some video from a really ugly crash last night on highway 17 in the los gatos area. this was on the northbound side of the freeway. one of those vehicles flipped over, you can see that red car is upside down. two vehicles total were involved. we had a full closure of highway 17 for about an hour last night. that lasted from about 10:15 until 11:15 when they got one lane open. we had a really long ugly backup. at this point once we started the commute this morning we were fully back open so it's not something you have to worry about for this morning's commute but obviously that was a major issue last night. right now the richmond side of the richmond san rafael bridge. a quick check of mass transit as well. no delays this morning for all of our agencies, ace 1 and 3 on
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time, normal service today. >> we are looking into the impact of customers after toys "r" us filed for bankruptcy, plus what it means for holiday shopping. shopping. >> if you want to
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it's 5:44 now. two people are dead including a person in california after a salmonella outbreak involving papayas in 26 states. 235 people have become sick, nearly a third hospitalized. cdc says mare date of loss papayas to be kant nated. to learn more about the affected papayas and the outbreak check the fda's recall page, we've posted a link to it on our website. abc7news.com. san francisco sheriff's deputy violated policy and may have broken the law for improperly storing a service pistol that was stolen and used in a deadly shooting. the sheriff's deputy said the -- the department rather said that the deputy was off duty at the time and left the handgun in the trunk of a rental car. the gun was not secured in a lockbox which is required by the sheriff's department. state and city laws require civilians and law enforcement to properly store their weapons. the gun was used in a crime
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spree that included the shooting death of a 23-year-old man. house minority leader nancy pelosi says she understands and respects the young immigrants respects the young immigrants who disrupted her event. abc 7 news was in san francisco yesterday as several dozen protesters shouted down pelosi as she was trying to start a dialogue with them. pelosi was there to urge passage of the d.r.e.a.m. act. the demonstrators were instead calling for comprehensive immigration reform. >> is it possible to pass a bill without some border security? well, we will have to see. we didn't agree to anything in that regard except to listen. >> pelosi also discussed the d.r.e.a.m. act in sacramento last night. there weren't any interruptions there. new details on the soft story deadline for san francisco property owners. the owners of nearly 500 of those buildings missed last
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friday's deadline to make their buildings nor earthquake safe. the city will tag the buildings. the owners have 30 days to respond. those who do not comply cannot sell or lease property until the work is complete. once permits are filed owners have two years to complete the construction. en a update on the dozens of rescue animals brought to the bay area in the wake of hurricane irma. the airlift last week was a joint effort with help from the golden state warriors, fedex and the peninsula humane society. they say the cats and dogs are all improving, they are still at different stages in their recovery. >> so my gut feeling and it's really that is that within a week to ten days or so some of the easiest might go up for adoption, that's probably going to be some of the kittens that we see. some of the dogs i suspect might be with us for weeks or even months before they are ready for adoption. >> the airlift cleared up space for other animals in florida who were rescued from the storms, hopefully buying more time to reunite them with their families. an east bay city is making
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it easier for travelers to enro tsa pre check is bus will be in alameda through thursday. open from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 each day. it costs e85 bucks and is valid for five years. it's official, this august the third hottest on record, that's according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. the average global temperature in august worldwide was 61.5 degrees. california, oregon and washington each recorded their hottest august ever and, boy, did we feel every single degree of that. >> a little more brisk, right, we can expect now going forward, mike. >> yes, how about that. autumn has arrived, it is going to feel much better. want to give you a 3-d look at what's going on with maria. as we get into the reds and the purples that's when you are really starting to get the taller thunderstorms, the more
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dangerous ones as far as the winds go. over the last few hours or so you can see it's pulling away from guadalupe, it's 85 miles to the west, now it's 170 miles southeast of st. croix, it will start heading to the west-northwest as you can you can cece there in that loop with 160 devastating mile per hour winds. i'm afraid of what we're going to see out of dominica later today when they start to be able to send out some pictures of the devastation from there. back here at home your sutro tower, hook how clean the air is today, breezy, mostly sunny, clouds and sprinkles tonight, coolest tomorrow through friday. here is a look at cold fronts down to the south, the jet stream from alaska bringing us the dryer air, cool breezes and temperatures that will barrel hit 80 today in santa rosa, fairfield, concord, antioch, but it won't feel like it with the breezes out there. the rest in the mid to upper 70s inland, 70 to 75 around the bay and 64 to 67 along the coast.
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tonight temperatures a little bit warmer, 56 to 64 because of the cloud cover. you can see the green up there in the north bay, so some light showers possible overnight and a few sprinkles for us tomorrow as that next cold front rolls through. look at the cool air it ushers in for thursday and friday when autumn starts, then a little warmer as we head towards saturday, sunday and warmer than average by next monday. that's the forecast here. you've got a couple of new accidents to tell us about. >> question sure do, they both are involving motorcycles. let's take you into san francisco, this sounds like a solo vehicle collision just involving that bike, southbound 101 near the caesar chavez exit. sounds like its off on the shoulder, they are calling for an ambulance to the scene, as those emergency crews arrive we could have a lane taken away. the other problem with a bike is the appian way onramp to eastbound 80, it doesn't sound like it's blocking any main lanes on interstate 80 but this is not a great situation, that
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is a report of motorcycle versus deer situation. i will keep an eye on that one, too. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza the metering lights on at 5:22 today, our typical delays heading into the east bay into san francisco as well. we will take a look at drive times coming up next. some quick breaking news on the country's economy, an alert on the country's trade deficit. we have learned moments ago that this spring it went up to $123.1 billion, that is the lgest gap since the year 2008. back to you guys. new at 6:00 the number of foreign freshmen has reached a new high at uc santa cruz. amazon going on a local hiring spree. plus the bay area certainly plus the bay area certainly looks beautiful from sky 7
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with bats...and ghouls...and cars in disguise. i've cast quite a spell now...you won't believe your eyes! (laughter) the spell is cast. now halloween time is more spook-tacular than ever because it's in disneyland and disney california adventure parks!
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toys "r" us hopes to emerge from chapter 11 as a leaner and stronger company and some of its loyal customers are cheering them on. the company has already made changes, among them a new website that they launched that well ahead of the holiday season. the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition. it filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday, the loyal shoppers we are talking to are hoping the company can work it out. >> after christmas every birthday or any special occasion, go to toys "r" us. >> it has been a big part of the community from one side of the coast to the other side of the coast. >> toys "r" us says its stores will remain open while it restructures it's business. amazon is hiring according to the east bay times. it's looking to fill hundreds of
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sorting positions at its new center in vacaville which opens this fall. you can go to our website abc7news.com to apply. the job pays $13.25 an hour, includes benefits like life, disability, ben tall and vision insurance. amazon plans to open two more sites in sacramento and stockton. happening today friends of the san francisco public library are hosting a preview of its annual used book sale. the big book sale starts tomorrow, ends on sunday at the fort mason festival pavilion. it will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. members of the organization will start to -- will get to start shopping today. more than 500,000 books, cds, dvds and vinyl will be sold for 3 bucks or less. on sunday everything will be marked down to just $1. a series of cold fronts bringing us the breezy and cooler conditions, picking up possibly dangerous surf out there. it's not necessarily the wave heights, you can see they are about 4 to 6 feet, but the swells that gets to 6 to 10 feet
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which create strong rip currents, sneaker waves and large shore breaks. the winds are kicking up a small craft advisory until 3:00 in the morning along the coast, 1:00 this afternoon for the entire bay until 3:00 wednesday morning, north of the bay bridge, 9:00 this evening south of the bay bridge. our fastest winds will be about 8:00 this evening. look at that. 15 to 35 miles per hour. alexis. okay. taking a live look outside at our walnut creek camera, you can see things really starting to fill in and slow down here. southbound 680 starting to see a lot of brake lights filling in there. nothing like yesterday's commute where we had two crashes that lasted for about an hour and a half and we really had a slow crawl out of concord, this is just our typical delay. once you make it past that 24 interchange things like a bit better. not looking great out of the central valley westbound 580, 1 hour 5 minutes. westbound 4 antioch to concord
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34. san rafael to san francisco you are in the green at 16 minutes. money magazine has released its analyst of the 50 best places to live and we are nowhere near that list. this year only two california cities made it and none in our area. fishers, indiana is the number one place to live, it is just outside of indianapolis, followed by allen, texas, monterey park in southern california and the only other california city we found was santa monica at number 18. now, you might be wondering how could you possibly leave off the bay area and the reason i think you're going to understand is the cost of living here. they also take into account local economy and crime stats. last year san ramone was at number 21 and fremont was at number 46. >> we've been feverishly googling fishers, indiana. >> i know a lot about it now. >> they do have a farmers market on sundays. >> it's a great place to raise a familia. >> yeah, right. techies continue their takeover of san francisco for disrupt sf. it is the world's largest
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startup conference. abc 7 news is up for organizers from tech church chept 480 startups over the next few days. you can see tech from delivery bots to underwater explorers and even a room ba for your garden. the event continues through tomorrow. a new challenge for the oakland a's plan for a new ballpark. tracking maria, the tracking maria, the dangerous
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part right now. you can see 40 in los gatos, it will be tough going on 17 to build 34 mt. tam pie. you can see the camera bouncing around. temperatures cooler than yesterday mid to upper 50s. in the middle 69 to 73, that's the bay from noon to 4:00, the 71 to 77, that's inland for the same time frame, and you can see the low temps in the 60s by 7:00. definitely a brighter day than yesterday. let's find out if your commute is any better this morning. it's not terrible but we do have a couple trouble spots to talk about. i have two issues both involving motorcycles. one of those on the southbound 101 off ramp to potrero that is now blocked, t

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