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the fire lines, firefighters in the north bay may have containment in sight. >> and now more help is on the way in the form of rain as the season's first storm arrives in the bay area. good evening. i'm kristen sze in for ama da z daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. >> showers are moving into the bay area. a live look at the bay bridge here. by this time tomorrow night, this view should be a soggy one. >> let's get the latest on the timing of it from abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. >> dan and kristen, this storm is sorely needed for the firefighters. let's take a look at live doppler 7. you will notice this is a cold storm that will be coming out of the gulf of alaska. i do want to show you there's a large plume of moisture that is aimed directly at the pacific northwest where they're getting some good rainfall. as we take a look at the rainfall amounts up to the north, over an inch. we will get our share with this level one storm. it's a light storm on our storm impact scale, arrives tomorrow
afternoon, evening. light to moderate rain. higher humidity. right now on the fire lines, winds are light to calm. at the bear fire and also in the north bay where all those fires have been burning, the winds are also light there. this storm will not only give those firefighters a helping hand but also will help to douse some of those flames. sandhya, thanks very much. developing news. hundreds of people are out of their homes tonight because of the bear fire. it's burning in the santa cruz mountains near boulder creek, and it's just 15% contained. katie marzullo is live in the the evacuation center in los gatos with the latest. katie? >> reporter: dan, the fire has burned 300 acres and there have been some setbacks in the fire fight. an arrest, a drone incident, and another firefighter was hurt. this is just one example of what firefighters are dealing with on their second day in the santa cruz mountains. a burning tree ten feet around
and 200 feet high. it had to be cut down. hot spots linger throughout the burn area. some homes are untouched by fire. others are leveled. this crew is from oregon, and this is not the first fire they've battled in california this week. >> once we got on the road from oregon, we were to go to anaheim. then they shipped us down to san diego. >> reporter: he said another 50 engines from oregon were sent to the fires in the north bay. >> i've been in the fire service for 25 years, and it's really the first time that we've sent this many resources this far down south. >> reporter: there are nearly 900 firefighters battling the bear fire on the ground and from above, but the aircraft had to be temporarily grounded tuesday because of a drone. >> if we can't use those tools, it really slows down progress and puts lives at jeopardy. >> reporter: seven firefighters have been hurt. the most recent, an inmate firefighter taken from the scene by ambulance. another problem, looting. santa cruz can't sheriff's deputies arrested marlin coy. he's suspected of burglarize ago i house in the evacuation area.
denise is one of the hundreds of people who had to leave their home. >> that's when it hit me. i just started crying and it was like, wow, wow. this is a trip because now we could lose everything. >> reporter: she just moved to the mountains two weeks ago. her house is still standing. in los gatos, katie marzullo,ance 7 news. ten days after they began, thousands more evacuees were allowed to return home today. progress is being made to fully contain the fires. in sonoma county, the nuns fire is 80% contained. the tubbs fire is 91% contained. and the atlas fire in napa county is 84% contained. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live in santa rosa where the focus is starting to turn to a rebuilding. lilian? >> reporter: kristen, homeowners are trying to put all this behind them by focusing on what's ahead. that's getting things in order to rebuild as fast as they can. >> i've started this binder that has everything from my fema to
my checks. >> reporter: sylvia parkinson is holding her future in her hands. everything related to her recovery is neatly organized and color coded. like thousands of other people, sylvia lost her coffey park home in the fire. she lived on hennessy place and is determined to live there again as soon as possible. >> i'm a single mom. so i have a son that i need to make sure that he knows that we're going to be okay. >> reporter: in santa rosa alone, the fire destroyed more than 2,800 structures. city leaders say they plan to cut the red tape not only to help people rebuild but to create more units in what was already a tight market. >> how do they walk into our planning department and get a permit that day to go rebuild the current footprint of their home to help them get it up as quickly as possible. i want our permitting department to be that fast. >> reporter: governor jerry brown is also trying to speed things along. today he issued an executive order suspending planning and zoning requirements as well as state fees for manufactured homes to mobile home parks, sylvia thinks 2 will take a year
or two for her house to be completed. >> i got to look at the bright side. i lost everything. it's time for me to start over, and i want to rebuild. i wouldn't want to be anywhere else but sonoma county. >> reporter: words of motivation to help move forward on the road to recovery. in santa rosa, lilian kim, abc7 news. meanwhile, some residents of the yountville veterans home returned home today more than a week after they were evacuated. 133 people were taken by ambulance, bus, and car last tuesday night. the residents have spent the past week at other facilities in northern california. officials say the fire danger has eased, and the main reason residents were evacuated was the intense smoke. sonoma state university resumed classes today with a thank you ceremony honoring first responders to the north bay fires. students and faculty unfurled a thank you banner with hundreds of messages of gratitude left by the sonoma state community. the college's very own president lost her santa rosa home in the fires, escaping with her husband
barefoot. >> the fires may not have shown regard for anyone, but our community shows its regard for everyone. >> reporter: the campus had been shut down for ten days ever since the wildfires erupted. and in parts of napa, scorched by fire, evacuations have been lifted and residents are seeing their homes for the first time in ten days. abc7 news anchor dion lim is in wine country live tonight with the story. >> reporter: dan, at about 2:00 this afternoon, drivers started coming to this gas station where i'm standing, filling up their tanks for the very first time in anticipation of seeing their homes for the first time since the evacuation order. i can tell you those we talked with say they're not only grateful that their homes are standing, but also unsure about what the future holds. >> the devastation just coming down the hill for the first time from the house was just terrible. >> reporter: that's the sentiment shared by so many in
napa tonight. the ones returning to their homes for the very first time since a mandatory evacuation nine days ago. >> we just got back here. we finally got our gas on. >> reporter: for carter nielson, being home is bittersweet. relief his home is still standing. >> we got very lucky and kept our house. the fire is so close. >> reporter: but a painful reminder of the flames. >> we got some pictures of it at it's at the top of the hill, by 10:30, it's almost to the bottom and getting here real fast. >> reporter: as residents started heading home, the work continues for the countless volunteers with the napa valley barbecue foundation. so far they've served 31,000 meals to anyone who needed one. >> we set out to, you know, nationally feed about 400 to 800 people, and, you know, it's shocking. >> reporter: tonight it's apparent. for every meal served, every return home, there is so much work left to be done. but there is a sense of community in napa that keeps
everyone forging ahead. >> this has really restored my faith in people. it was unbelievable. >> we're very thankful for our house still being there and our neighborhood still being there. >> reporter: in napa, dion lim. check out our website, abc7news.com for a list of areas where evacuation orders have been lifted. we also have information on resources to help those affected by the fires. when our neighbors are in need, abc7 news shows up. michael finney and 7 on your side spent the day at an assistance center in napa helping people affected by wildfires. some 200 people showed up looking for advice. many wanted to know about how to get help from fema. you have 60 days to register for assistance from fema either online, in person, or by phone. tomorrow, michael will be at the assistance center at the old press democrat building in santa rosa. for a list of all the locations go to abc7news.com slash 7 on your side.
stay with us. coming up, an suv plows into a san francisco police officer leaving him badly injured. >> officer down. up next, an urgent call for help. police say the driver intentionally ran down the officer. plus a health concern for bears in tahoe. why a number of them are in quarantine tonight. i had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife. >> and a phone call that's being called into question. some claim the president was out of line during a conversation with a military widow. all of that's ahead but first here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live right after abc7 news at 11:00. >> thank you, dan, thank you, kristen. we're coming to you tonight from the brooklyn academy of music. >> this is my underwear, my socks, my t-shirts, and even my thong. >> wow. what a b
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three-hour manhunt at ellis and leaven worth street. the car was found abandoned near buena vista park. the officer was rushed to zuckerberg san francisco general. he was patrolling the tenderloin when he was run down. >> everyone is obviously taking it hard. i just spoke with some of the officers from the affected station, and everyone right now is having a tough time with this. so i ask the public to keep the officer in their prayers. >> the suspect's name has not been released, but this is video of him being arrested. he was being investigated for a firearms violation. a uc berkeley student says she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room. uc police say it happened in the unit one residence hall. the 18-year-old says she met her attacker at a fraternity party and was assaulted around 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. police say they currently have no description of the suspect. now to the disputed phone call by president trump to a grieving military widow. just what he said depends on whom you ask.
here's abc7 news senior white house correspondent cecilia vega. >> reporte: myesha johnson was there to receive her husband's remains, their 6-year-old daughter by her side. johnson six months pregnant with her third child. just moments before this phone call from president trump. myesha johnson answered in the car and listening on speaker phone, congresswoman frederica wilson. >> i heard him say, well, i guess you know you knee what he was signing up for, but it still hurts. and i couldn't believe that he said that. >> reporter: wilson said the president never mentioned sergeant johnson by name. >> he kept referring to him as your guy. >> reporter: but today president trump disputed that. >> i had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman. did not say what the congresswoman said. >> reporter: and on twitter he
said, democrat congresswoman totally fabricated what i said to the wife of a soldier who died in action. and i have proof. sad. >> what proof does president trump have when he says, congresswoman wilson is not telling the truth? are there recordings of his phone call with myesha johnson? >> no, but there were several people in the room from the administration that were on the call, including the chief of staff. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, the white house. four bear cubs are in quarantine tonight after testing positive for a rare virus that is believed to have killed two other cubs at lake tahoe. the bears are being looked after at lake tahoe wildlife care. it's been working with state wildlife officials and uc davis since the first cub died in august. a second cub died three weeks later. tests confirmed the bears had a rare virus sometimes found in dogs. let's talk about the weather. we know the rain is coming. already tonight i had a little wind chill wiper action. >> sign of things to come, i
guess. sandhya patel is here with the full forecast. >> that's drizzle coming in ahead of the system as the marine air is definitely strong and going strong. take a look at our storm impact scale. this is exclusive to abc7 news. the storm that's coming in tomorrow afternoon/evening, it's a level one. it's going to bring light to moderate rain, even higher humidity, and it will kick up the breeze about 10 to 25 miles an hour tomorrow night. but the good thing is it is going to be an onshore wind that is going to raise the humidity even more. here's a live look right now from our abc7 news exploratorium camera. this really gives you a preview as to what you're going to see tomorrow morning. the gray skies, drizzle, and wiper weather. then tomorrow afternoon/evening, watch out for slippery roads. we are talking about it hasn't rained in a few months so this is going to create the slippery roads out there. low visibility, and there will be large breakers at the coast. these are just some of the impacts of the storm. live doppler 7 right now showing you the marine layer in place. temperatures at this hour in the
40s, 50s. you have to go out towards antioch to get to 62 degrees. sfo, you may experience delays, especially tomorrow morning, with the fog around. cold storm arrives tomorrow evening. a health advisory is up for your thursday and a cooling trend will continue through friday. today temperatures dropped a good 10 to 20 degrees in some spots. here's a look at the hour by hour wind gusts. 5:00 tomorrow night it starts to get breezy. the wind is picking up out of the south at 9:00 p.m. ahead of the storm. we're looking at 22-mile-an-hour winds there. about 22 to 2511:00 p.m. thursday. it will also kick up the surf, so high surf advisory thursday 6:00 p.m. 13 to 18 foot swells. occasionally could see 25 foot breakers, so definitely be careful. here is the all-important hour by hour time line. tomorrow morning, drizzle and fog as we head towards tomorrow afternoon, 2:00 p.m., you see a few showers developing in the north bay. really spotty, really light at
4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and then here comes the oranges and yellows. that's moderate rain around mendocino county tomorrow night. notice the scattered light showers spreading. it's still going to be raining at 9:00. then by 11:00 p.m., it is stretching right across the central bay and the south bay. make sure you have your rain gear with you if you're going to be out and about in the afternoon and evening hours. isolated showers will continue friday morning between 5:00 and about 8:00 a.m. this is going to result in accumulating rain. typically, unofficially we get rain here starting october 31st. this time around it's coming in early. it is much needed. up to possibly a half an inch in calistoga, but only six hundredths in san jose. and up to a half a foot of snow is expected in the sierra nevada. winter weather advisory up for tomorrow, 11:00 p.m. until friday 11:00 a.m. three to six inches above 6,500 feet, and snow will be possible down to 5,000.
so carry your chains. expect slick roadways and travel delays and definitely watch out for gusty conditions over the ridge tops. the one good news about the storm coming in, even though tomorrow the air quality will suffer, good air quality coming up in the days that follow. tomorrow morning, 40s, 50s. tomorrow afternoon, cloudy, cooler. upper 50s to low 70s, and the accuweather seven-day storm cast, one on the storm impact scale. i by tuesday, mid-70s it looks like bears like to window shop at if you're a man over 50, you're in a group most likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma. that's why your best shot is to check for a spot. follow through and check your skin. go to spotskincancer.org to find out how.
plasser county sheriff's deputies ran into an unusual suspect prowling around the shops. >> they posted this video of a brown bare in king's beach and tweeted, must have been looking for taco bell. >> the bear took a good look around the neighborhood before trotting away. that will get your attention. i get nervous when a see a raccoon in the neighborhood. >> imagine if you saw that,
right? what's going on these days, larry? >> whichever way you want to go, mr. bear. what's going on with draymond's knee? and his mri results. and in the cubs' bullpen for that matter. that matter. dancinar music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
>> announcer: now abc7 sports with larry beil. good evening. no news is no news. we were hoping to have the mri results on draymond green's injured knee. looks like that's going to have to wait until tomorrow. green got hurt during the warriors opening night loss last night to the rockets. hard to tell exactly what happened. almost looked like draymond hyperextended his knee. the warriors defense and rebounding really suffered in the fourth quarter. the dubs begin a three-game road trip friday in new orleans, hopefully with draymond. the 49ers took cj beathard in the third round of the draft. he's the starter right now. the rookie out of iowa took over for an ineffective brian hoyer on sunday, almost led the niners back to victory. niners at 0-6. it's beathard's chance to show
the team they don't need to draft another qb or throw millions at kirk cousins. >> it's the other intangibles that separate everyone who can handle the pressure, who can do it week in and week out, who can handle the highs and lows and recover through adversity. >> trying to stay pretty mellow because i know the game of football, there's a lot of ups and downs. you never want to get too mad when you have a bad play or too high when you have a good onon in the game four of the nlcs, dodgers and cubs. oh, this is a blast from willson contreras. 491 feet. hit the scoreboard. look at the reaction of the cubs' bullpen. they're all dancing out there. 2-0 cubs now. cody bellinger. that's a laser. it gets out in a hurry. 2-1 game. wade davis went two innings in relief tonight. he's thrown 88 pitches the past two outings. gets bellinger on a double play ball to end it. cubs win 3-2 and stay alive but
still trail in the series. yankees hosting the astros. series tied at two. yankees all over dallas keuchel. aaron judge, a double down the left field. 2-0 yanks. tanaka-san was nasty. george springer gets him with two on in the fifth and josh reddick, the former a. 4-0 yanks in the seventh. gary san chiz. when this guy connects t goes a mile. 5-0 yankees. take a 3-2 series lead. not sure if this guy is going to be a regular but klay thompson has a virtual twin running around. fake klay showed up last night, had a seat behind the warriors bench, fooled aople. even the coach steve kerr did a double take. >> i thought it was a perfect metaphor for our conditioning level as a team. i