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and destroyed two homes, five rvs and 17 vehicles. this is suspect they believe set the fire. based on interviews with three people who say they saw it happen. >> they witnessed him lighting this fire. a fire which spread and then became bigger and caused what we are now calling the bear fire. >> detectives say he was in a relationship with a woman where the fire originated but there had been some sort of a dispute. the name was not disclosed. he was arrested after the fire on charges of looting a house near fire zone. he had jewelry in the backpack when he was arrested. >> if not for the heroic efforts, he could be facing murder charges today.
>> residents attended the news conference to learn about the arrest. they have been complaining for some time of other burglaries and suspicious activity in their area. >> someone close to that property lost all the solar gear. the generator and the inverters. we're off the grid. >> he is expected to make his first court appearance monday or tuesday. they're expected to charge him with three counts of arson. plus additional counts of causing great bodily injury. 13 firefighters were injured during fighting the fire as well as one of them is in the hospital. firefighters of the nuns, tubs fires say it is a long
recovery. >> good afternoon. part of that long road requires plenty of decisions. and sometimes they're not able to make those decisions without all the information. for example, should they allow the state to clear their homes and do it themselves? >> in coffey park today, dry indian summer heat beat down ruins with nothing left to burn. and former residents like janet sifting through it all. >> you have dreams, you think you'll wake up and it will be a nightmare. it's not happening. >> what is happening, the inevitable marshall of bureaucracy. the are package they received from the california office of emergency services. and to homeowners, it is daunting. >> nine pages of fine print. >> i've heard a lot negativity about it. they skirt around questions that
they've asked. >> essentially, it allows the oes to clean these remains down to bare dirt. >> if you have insurance designated for debris removal, at some point the county would like the collect that. if you don't have it, then we're not going to charge you as an individual. >> when the state says down to bare dirt, that includes foundations some of the residents worry that would be unnecessary. >> if your foundation was good, would you want it removed? >> why? >> any extra money could go back to rebuilding their homes. the state, however, says based on past experience, most if not all of these foundations will need to go. >> we have 8,800 structures that were destroyed overnight. do the math. >> call it a unique solution. in extraordinary circumstances. santa rosa. wayne freeman. abc7 news. and a big day for thousands
of students as 13 schools reopen this morning. students at piner high school told abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield that seeing their classmates was exactly what they needed. >> we haven't seen each in three weeks. i know that all my friends are fine, i want to see them and hug them and do all that stuff. >> piner's principal says they won't be throwing all these kids back into their curriculum. they'll provide space to talk they need it. the schools are expected to reopen monday. >> we have some live breaking news. this is a view from sky 7. it is the wildfire burning there. the alameda fires are burning near vasco and los vacceros road. >> it looks like they're getting a handle on that. we're hearing reports that flames may threaten at least one
structure. you do see that i know what several hundred horses. so far we have not heard of any evacuations. >> an overnight fire damaged a kfc restaurant appears to be suspicious. it broke out in the dining area, not the kitchen. there are reports that somebody threw something through the window. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, is reporting the same kfc burned in 2009. no other homes were damaged. i hope you're enjoying the cooling. at leaf near the coast. take a look at live doppler 7. it is pretty foggy at the coastline is that that has allowed the temperatures to drop. places like half moon bay, you're down 14 degrees. in the 50s so far today. a couple of degrees cooler in other parts of the bay area.
now still showing you some hazy skies. a spare the air alert. numbers in the 70s. gilroy, you're still warm at 91 degrees and you're looking at the point of oakland. 80s for concord and livermore. here's a look at the forecast. if you're heading out at 9:00 p.m., i would grab a sweater or jacket. it will be cooler in the overnight hours i'll have the forecast coming up. >> see you in a few minutes. a warning for beefgoers this san francisco and monterey bay. look out for sneaker waves. what is a sneaker wave. according to the national weather service, when there are smaller waves for long periods of time and then suddenly out of nowhere, a 15 to 20-foot swell will come barreling in. if you're not paying attention, they can pull you to the water.
i grew up in hawaii. let me tell you, don't turn your back to the water. one of these waves hits you and it is bad news. there's also increased risk of rip currents. this warning lasts until sunday night. >> an historic victory for tenants in what is being called one of the largest jury verdicts ever. >> a jury awarded dale and martin that $3.5 million, plus attorney's fees. >> i would probably rather have my life back than any award. >> for two and a half years, the couple says the land lords harassed they will and their then 6-year-old daughter while they lived in this hill street apartment in the mission. >> i can't go back in time and recover all the pain that we suffered there. >> the couple's attorney steve mcdonald said the landlords purchased approximately ten buildings in 2015. >> they had a business plan with business tactics of
intimidation, harassment and retaliation toward the rent controlled tenants. >> recently the city brought a case against the defenses as well. >> they were awarded $2.7 million. >> a jury found the practice boeing evictions to increase rents, including that a family member would move in. >> she never intended to move in. >> what they missed most, they can't get back. >> i miss my home. that was my home. >> hopefully this will send a message to other land lords. abc7 news. >> oakland tech high school is facing punishment for allowing famous alum marshawn lynch to practice with his football team. he posted this videotape showing him practicing with the varsity squad while the kids and lynch all seem to be enjoying themselves, state rules pro hiblt anyone other than students from practicing with football
teams. reports say suspensions could be handed out. against dentally, lynch shifl under suspension for shoving a player last week. and reporting that the magazine article saying the inmates are running the system. mcnair made those comments during an owner's meeting. he apologized and said it was a figure of speech. here is draymond green.n.n.n.n.. if i come out and give a figure of speech, that's not socially okay, i'll going to get fined. >> for a while today, it looked
like the entire texans' team would walk out of practice when they heard about their owner's comments. the wide receiver did leave and may refuse to play on sunday. all right. tact rest speaks publicly for the first time about her accusations against hollywood heavy weather harvey weinstein. >> because what happened to me behind the scenes happened to all of us in this society and that cannot stand and it will not stand. >> and it is not just movies. the growing list of accusations. >> plus, it could end up costing a lot more than paying up front. the new crackdown. >> and up, up and away. the amazing view over the napa valley. and not so amazing view. traffic, downtown san francisco on the sky way. it's friday. it's rush hour. you know what you're looking at. grid lock
accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth. if that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become? i'm tom steyer, and like you,
i'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. it's why i'm funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment. a republican congress once impeached a president for far less. yet today people in congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. and they do nothing. join us and tell your member of congress that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. our country depends on it.
in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal, allegations of sexual harassment and assault have spread from the entertainment industry to corporate america, journalism and politics. abc news reporter marcy gonzalez is following the latest. >> the list of women accusing movie director james is growing. nearly 300 coming forward including actresses rax he will mcadams and she said he sexually assaulted her. saying there is a girl who went against me. i have people who will kidnap her and throw her in the hudson
river with a cement block. the 78-year-old told the "l.a. times," his accusers claims were biologically impossible due to medical conditions. the stars account some of the women across the country. the movement to share stories of assault and harassment following reports of years of alleged sexual misconduct by harvey weinstein. he is now suing the studio he co-founded. today one of his first accusers, rose mcallen, made her first public appearance. >> name it, shame it, call it out. join me, join all of us as we amplify each other's voices. >> and many are. even beyond hollywood. jackie over he. >> i was working as a congressional staffer. the chief staff held my face, kissed me, and stuck his tongue
in my mouth. >> and at least five say msnbc contributor mark halperin pressed him against them while he worked at abc news. he has denied inappropriate physical contact but writes in a statement, i now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. for that i am deeply sorry and i apologize. >> and there were no complaints against him while he was at the network and msnbc says he will no longer work there as a contributor. marcy gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> apple's most expensive smartphone ever sold out in a matter of minutes. the apple 10 were gone in ten minutes. had apple is calling it revolutionary because of its facial recognition technology some of the online buyers will get their phones next week.
most will have to wait until december. people are lining up in person starting next friday. the iphone 10 shortages are expected allier long because some of the components are so complicated to manufacture. somebody is about to pay a whole lot of money for a sports car once owned by steve jobs. the convertible could sell for more than $300,000 at a manhattan auction. he bought the car in october of 2003. he sold it with the old california registration under the name jobs steven p. and the controversial 12 cents per gallon tax hike. this is a big jump for california drivers to generate an extra $5 billion a year to fund local state and transportation projects. for diesel, it is jumping 20
cents. california republicans have fought this zpax some believer voter anger could result in success for them in the upcoming election. drone view 7 was up early to catch an amazing view of the napa valley west tagged lining this particular hot-air balloon ride because we wanted to remind you how beautiful napa can be this time. year. despite being singeed by fires, the vast majority is open for business. >> hot-air balloons getting toward take touri isists across wine growing region. >> the best way to see it. >> as you can see, napa looks mostly like it always has. but the widely publicized fires have put a dent in criticism. >> we've noticed a drop-off. talking to people.
>> he drone view 7 was over the community. it was one of the hardest hit areas. though they damaged a handful of communities, the vast majority was untouched. >> the valley is clear. the weather is perfect. you can see for miles. >> mimi was watching the reports carefully but decided to keep her plans to visit napa. >> there's a certain guilt as a tourist you feel coming a place that's so hard hit by a tragedy. i think what they need is the tour tourism. >> we need the tourists to come back out here. it is gorgeous. the air is clear. come back and support us. if do you know anything, come back and support the industry. >> you can visit and have a wonderful time.
>> it's going to cool down. change is in store. >> we're already seeing a noticeable cooldown. it will spread. if you've been thinking, it is too warm. hang in there. it will get better. live doppler 7 showing you the fog. just along the coastline. it won't make much progress. it will stay pretty much. it is going to be spook tacular. mid 40s to the upper 50s. you'll notice it will be near the coast. a little bit around the bay tomorrow morning. and then tomorrow afternoon, you'll enjoy sunshine away from the coastline. the tlms range from the 50s to mid 80s inland. if you like it warm. breakers are expected to build to 20 feet. that's why the beach hazard statement has been extended
until 9:00 p.m. sunday. so watch out if you're heading to the coast. i want to reintroduce, this is our exclusive storm impact scale for abc7 news. we have a level one system. it will bring us morning showers and afternoon evening rain. it will be breezy at times. early estimates for friday. up to a quarter of an inch. saturday, the rainfall totals are much higher. so let's get you going. 7:00 a.m. it is still dry. the showers begin to spread. pretty light. saturday's widespread rain and heavier as you'll notice, going into sunday. really going to be a big pattern change. sunday evening, we'll be looking at snow in the sierra. we'll keep you posted. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. we'll go cool to warm. upper 50s to mid 80s. barely getting to 80 degrees. today we've had he some low 90s. a crisp fall day.
upper 50s to low 60s. and how about a halloween treat? it will be really nice weather for trick or treaters. and for any of you going to any parties tuesday night. mild weather mid-week. a slight chance of a few showers. it is a better likelihood that a level one light system brings this rain on friday with much cooler weather. download the app and check out live doppler 7. temperatures, hour by hour, minute by minute. >> i'll going to dress up as weather man. >> spencer christian. >> absolutely. he dresses as a sports guy. >> an imposter. >> we're learning more about what is in those decades old jfk files just released yesterday. >> plus, leave the bay area for my day starts well before i'm in the kitchen. i need my blood sugar to stay in control. i need to shave my a1c i'm always on call.
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2800 previously redacted documents about john f. kennedy are now in the public domain. >> others have been blocked by president trump and he is tweeting about the decision. >> for more than 50 years, historians, conspiracy theorists and the american public have had questions about exactly what happened in dealy plaza on november 22nd, 1963. >> president kennedy has been shot in dallas, texas. >> and then two days later, the assassin lee harvey oswald was killed while in police custody. >> he's been shot. >> the troves of classified documents, today nearly 3,000 are now seeing the light. one memo from 1964 said investigators sblookd claims oswald was an fbi informant. they determined he was not.
another shows the fbi deposition of richard helms. he was asked about charges that the cia was involved and if there was information that showed oswald was in some way a cia agent. the document then cuts off. the biggest secret so far may remain a mystery. president trump deciding at the last moment to keep classified some documents deemed a danger to national security. the cia saying in part, they needed to protect information including the names of current and former craft officers, and specific intelligence methods that remain viable to protecting the nation today. the president tweeting now, jfk files are being carefully released. in the end there will be great transparency. it is my hope to get just about everything to public. >> another thing cia document talks about, a call to england. just 25 minutes before kennedy was shot and foreshadowed some big information to come out of the united states. they believe that call came from a soviet agent that was british
born who just two months earlier had met with oswald. the paper says they have no record of that call. abc news, washington. the fight for independence in spain. new action today by the spanish government as barcelona tries to break away. i'm convinced this is a winnable war. >> it will be enough to win the fight against opioids? can you imagine you lose your home or your business and identity thieves move in. it is more than an accusation. it has been confirmed by fema. you lost your veterinarian practice. >> did i. i lost my practice. north county animal hospital in santa rosa. and i was here applying for fema aid when they told me, oh,
someone else has filed using your social security number already. >> you must have been dumb founded. >> that would be a good way of putting it. i was pretty much speechless for the first time in my life. >> we'll continue investigating this. if you have applied to fema and they told you that you've been a they told you that you've been a victim of identity theft, (hard exhalation) honey? can we do this tomorrow? (grunts of effort) can we do this tomorrow? if you have heart failure symptoms, your risk of hospitalization could increase, making tomorrow uncertain. but entresto is a medicine that was proven, in the largest heart failure study ever, to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects
here are the stories making headlines. investigators arrest ad man suspected of fighting a bear fire. the sheriff said marlin only coy set this fire during a dispute. he was in custody accused of looting a hole. that fire destroyed two homes and injured more than a dozen firefighters. tweeted about the difficult decisions firefighters are facing. for example, this form is for cal oe $, is office of emergency services to raze burned properties. he talked to several people who worried it may not be necessary. the state says based on experience, it is. >> today they encouraged people to turn in their prescriptions. it was designated as an emergency. >> it is national prescription drug take back day when people
can turn drugs in. more than 8 million pounds of pills have been cloektd these days and attorney general jeff sessions was there to promote it. >> there was hopeful i agree with the president. i am convinced this is a winnable war. >> president trump's public health administration, fighting back against crisis that kills tens of thousands of americans every year. but it falls short of his earlier promises to make it a national emergency. which would have immediately brought new funds to the fight. today across the country, people like rob the grant who runs an opioid recovery center, are responding to the decision. >> it is a national emergency and i think it should be treated as a national emergency. the reality is, in understanding politics. we'll take that as great staff. a good incremental staff. >> he has lived on the front lines of the crisis for years. in 2011, he lost his son robby to an overdose. >> if we were to have a foreign
country attack us and kill 70,000 americans, or a terrorist fake killed 60,000 americans, we would print money to combat that. >> at the white house press briefing, sarah sanders said the president is actively pursuing additional funds and she said the president's health care plan, which went down in defeat, would have allocated an additional $45 billion to the fight. abc news, washington. >> california's opioid death rate ranks among lowest. but several kroinlts in the throws of crisis. in shasta, there are more opioid prescriptions than actual residents. for every 1,000 zenltss in shasta county, there are 1159 prescriptions. lake county has 1116 per 1,000.
experts stay crisis is less severe in california but each year he the number of people is more here than 90 state. twitter war between president trump and a san francisco billionaire is heating up. the president is fighting back at tom steyer. he is spending his own money calling for the president's impeachment. he refers to the president as a clear and present danger. this morning, donald trump responded, wacky and totally unhinged tom steyer who has been fighting me and my make america great again agenda from beginning. steyer fought back saying, you're right, i have been fighting your racism and corporate groveling from the beginning and always will. steyer sent several more tweets urging action. fab is working to make all
ads more transparent. it comes ahead of the congressional hearings on russian interference in last year's election. users will be able to click on the ads and find out more about who is behind them. and a bold claim from russian state owned television. it says twitter had pushed rt to spend millions on advertising ahead of the 2016 election.elec hit announced would it ban ads from r.t. and sputnik. the editor-in-chief tweeted, she homes the twitter ceo jack dorsey won't forget about the pitch when he testifies on capitol hill next week. >> spain's senate authorized the government to apply constitutional measures to take control of the government from cat loan. i can't the region around barcelona. it came after the parliament, seen here, voted to declare the independence. prompting celebration in the streets of barcelona.
the party may be short-lived. today today, the prime minister dissolved the parliament and called for a regional election. >> it has been almost a month. >> what we don't know is it has been nearly four weeks since the deadliest mass shooting. when the 64-year-old opened fire on the las vegas strip. killing 58 people and injuring more than 50,000 who were attending the festival. >> the biggest question everyone had is why. >> the fbi, the atf and the las vegas sheriff's office does not have an answer of why. >> any clue as to why the sheriff's department isn't speaking? the sheriff was very
>> he said things he shouldn't have. talking about the fact there was no way that he could have acted alone unless he was a super hero. >> what is the biggest plan that you unveiled. what is the biggest thing viewers will learn that is new in your investigation in this 2020 episode. >> one piece of information that we have not heard is completely exclusive to this is the first bit of audio that hero security officer, coming under fire, by steven paddock and radioing it in. >> the abc report he said they put the lone gunman theory to the test. shooting off the same type of weapons. you will see that on a special
presentation on 20/20. it airs tonight. abc7 news. tiger woods took another step toward putting his dui arrest behind behind. he pleaded guilty to reckless driving is that agreed to enter a diversion program to settle the charge of driving under the influence. remember this arrest on may 29th in palm beach county, florida. the 41-year-old golf her spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine as well as court costs. he must perform 20 hours of community service and undergo regular drug tests. the high cost of fare evasion on b.a.r.t. >> really looking at how do kids really connect to each other. >> put ago little sole back into schools. the woman tackling bullying one student at a time. >> ask finney is just ahead. i'm taking your questions. just pose your questions on ask
it is there. in the middle of the screen. i guess that's the big black plume. it is hard to make out. we're hearing that it may have spread into nearby vegetation. looking google maps, it is a residential street. we haven't heard about any injuries and we'll keep you up p to date. b.a.r.t. is down on people looking for a free ride. >> b.a.r.t. did a focussed enforcement. they issued 25 citations and arrested one person. >> don't forget to take your ticket. b.a.r.t. is taking a new route to crack down on fare evaders. something they estimate may cost $15 to $25 million every year. b.a.r.t.'s board of directors documented two ordinances. requiring proof of payment when.
can'tly officers can only issue a citation if they see fare evasion taking place. >> i've seen them. >> what do you think? you're paying. >> they should pay, too? >> starting jab first, police officers and community service officers will be able to ask you for your valid particular or clipper card. $75 for adults and $55 for minors. community service will be an option for miners and some adults. it can be issued for adults if they receive two or more civil citations within a year. they can to go $250. we walked the fare paying passengers this morning. they all have the same message. >> i think it is only fair. >> people that pay, to be on it. >> i pay. everybody should pay.
>> the new budget will help pay for enforcement. six new positions will be dedicated to stopping fair evaders. abc7 news. >> hi there. fog is hugging the coast as you'll notice. it is still sunny inland. tomorrow afternoon, expect a similar pattern but cooling will continue. upper 50s to the mid 80s. and check out your planner for halloween. 7:00 a.m. sunrise. some spooky clouds at noon and it will be a halloween treat in the afternoon and evening hours. the weather will cooperate for any of your halloween plans. as you check out the accuweather forecast, it is a cool to warm saturday afternoon. much cooler on sunday and we'll carry the trend. notice from sunday to monday. we go to 70 degrees inland. a big drop in the numbers. tuesday, which is halloween. the weather looks fantastic. no tricks here. just a treat. mild weather, a slight chance of
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october is national bowling prevention month. you can see why she is one of our abc 7 stars. >> it is an exciting morning at susan b. anthony. sole shop is here. >> we go into schools and we really help kids to have skills, communication skills so they know how to talk about their feelings and they know how to work out problems together. >> the soul shop.
the program is in its 18th school season. it is based on workshops like there but it also does school assemblies and special attract for staff and parents. >> when we talk about teasing, how kids put even other down, we are really talking about how they communicate. >> teefg them to talk about their feelings in ways that support one another. it could be anything. like a problem at hole. or when things don't go your way in a game at school. >> take deep breaths -- deep breath together. two more. >> something that happens in the school culture, now there's more compassion. more understanding. there's space for forgiveness. >> the students seem to enjoy it
and they say it is a difference maker. >> kings know the language to use to solve their problems. and they know that once they solve a problem together, and leave peacefully, that problem is behind them. >> that's something previous generations wish they had growing up. >> i went to school feeling so alone. i didn't have anyone to talk to. if there was soul shop back then, i would have seen there were other kids just like me. and i wasn't alone. >> she made it her life mission to help children like her. soul shop has served the bay area since 2000 and now offers its program nationwide. just another reason why she is an abc star. >> and well deserved. >> if you would like to nominate one to be a star, go to our
website. the retailer walmart is testing robots. the machines scan for out of stock items, incorrect prices and missing labels. walmart is testing them in arkansas and california and hopes to have them in at least 50 stores by february. the walmart officials say they are more efficient and quicker than human employees. be michael finney though! >> you notice a lot of things. that's why people turn their questions to you. sophie from alameda asks, and i didn't submit this. what's the best way a young child can save money to buy the things they really want? >> that's a great question. one you'll be dealing with the rest of your life, sorry to tell you that. to get the big cool things, you have to decide not to get as many little things. it is called delayed
gratification. do the little things around the house, ask if do you know the work take. that little money and put night jar. a special box. don't spent it until you have enough for the big things. >> i'm more of an instant gratification type person. >> the simple answer on when to sell a home is spring. people want to buy so they can move when the kids get out in the summer. however, here in the bay area, this is a neighborhood by neighborhood by neighborhood thing. you have to do your research where you want to buy or where you're selling. here in california it does appear the time of year means nothing. but it may in your neighborhood. i see it all over the bay area. >> and from new york city, what features are new on the iphone 8 come paired to previous models? >> it was released last month. besides the typical photo and
video enhancement that's typically come with newer models, there have been some changed. this thing is sealed so it is now water and dust resistant. not proof. that's an important distinction. not only is the front made of glass but the back is glass. keep that in mind. if something happens to the back of the phone, it may be more expensive to repair. and finally, wireless charging. you can now place a new iphone on a charging pad which is pretty darn cool. by the way, apple is releasing, i should say, just released it last night. 12:01. and it was immediately sold out. presidnt trump welcomed the children of journalists into the oval office today. he talked about candy and of course, poked fun at their parents. >> who likes this? you have no weight problems. that's the good news, right?
i cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children. you're going to grow up to be like your parents? don't answer. that can only get me in trouble. >> the annual south lawn trick or treat event set for halloween eve, mob night. >> you have beautiful kids, larry. >> if you're looking for some spooky events, go to abc7 news.com. we have linked to events that go from tonight through halloween day. >> the costumes now scare me. the new effort, or lack there of. >> i definitely understand people's frustration. housing prices. >> stirring up controversy in silicon valley. >> it is time to throw back the curtain. >> had congresswoman jackie
then what has our government become? i'm tom steyer, and like you, i'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. it's why i'm funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment. a republican congress once impeached a president for far less. yet today people in congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. and they do nothing. join us and tell your member of congress that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. our country depends on it.
in palo alto, a newly inspired billboard on highway 101 is generating a whole lot of buzz. >> it seems to target the tech workers but there's a lot more to it. >> on this prime stretch of 101, a new billboard is catching the eyes of many. >> i think it was funny in the way it was laid out. outside of that, i didn't say, okay, let me look at new york. >> at first glance, a quick conversation thread aimed at silicon valley workers offering a new option to set up shot. but a deeper look emphasizing all the reasons request the big apple could be an alternative. >> i think it does have an image problem and i would prefer that people didn't refer to the entire tech industry as silicon valley. >> he paid for it with his own money. >> we believe the new york
technology industry is more inclusive and more focused on equity in terms of economic equity for everyone. >> some of the valley's short comings have been well documented. but more companies are taking it seriously. >> the professor serves as the director for entrepreneurship. she said it is second to non. >> we want to start a start-up. there are so many incubators, accelerators here, there are meet-ups, events they can go to. >> and despite concerns. they say there's a lot of good here. >> the smartest people of all kinds of fields are in >> and he wouldn't elaborate on
how long it stays up but said he is open to changing the message down the road. >> abc7 news at 5:00 starts >> it's time to throw back the curtain. >> she opens up about the dark side of capitol hill. plus -- >> officials say those actions led to the loss of homes and a lot of destruction. they say someone deliberately set this fire. >> and we have breaking news in san jose. a fire in the foot hills. putting on a lot of thick black smoke. >> and breaking news in san jose. where a large fire is burning in the foot hills on the east side of the city. this is where it started. burning old cars and other vehicles.
it is burgess dangerously close to homes. sky 7 activates its features. that shows you the landmarks that may be impact by this fire. the firefighters are on the scene as you saw. they're calling in additional resources to help contain the fire. the fire department is joining us by phone. can you give us the latest on what's going on with the fire? >> yeah. so what we have is a large trailer. almost the size of a mobile home. if you can picture that. a large trailer burning on the same property as a normal size as well as several junk cars. i don't know if they are but