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happens next as well and recognizing our heroes. it is wednesday, november 8. alexis still on maternity leave. sue hall in for her this morning. we will kick things off with mike nicco. hi, everybody. a look at live doppler 7. there's rain falling up in the north bay but it's checking ukiah, the 5:00 observation says cloudy and 52 degrees. still just a little bit too dry. it gives you an idea it will be more humid with that cloud cover. 48 to 53. scattered sprinkles at noon, mainly gray, 61 to 63. scattered showers at 4:00. the steadier rain starts to move into the north bay and parts of the bay at about 58 to 62. then it will start sliding down into the south bay. we'll have more on that coming up. here is sue. >> a look to your south bay drive, 880 over crossing. headlights heading in the
northbound direction. everybody is moving at the limit here. over to 280 at 17/880 headlights streaming up to cupertino for an eight-minute drive from downtown san jose. green is good. we do have some slowing. very typical. we have this issue with dream force still ongoing south of market at the moscone center. third and fourth remains closed through the rest of the week. we'll check on more. one month since the wildfires broke out and now fear of fire and wind has turned to fear of water. >> a concern about the rain in the forecast that could potentially wash that toxic material right into the sensitive environments. amy hollyfield live for us in santa rosa. amy? >> reporter: melted cars,
batteries, paint. the concern is the rain could wash some of this toxic ash into the watersheds. county officials want residents to know they are monitoring the drinking water here in sonoma county. they even have a task force to prevent that from going into creeks. demolition crews have been clearing debris from this coffey park neighborhood which was especially hard hit here in santa rosa. another update on this one-month mark the california state treasurer john chung will be here today to check on the progress of the cleanup effort. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. fema is extending its program for north bay fire programs. people displaced from their homes have until december 7th to apply. "the press democrat" says the program was set to expire on friday but it was extended because of the lack of rental
and temporary housing space. fema's transitional assistance program pays hotel and motel bills. displaced residents are urged to go to santa rosa inside the press democrat building and it opens daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. plenty of ways to help relief efforts. donate directly to the red cross and here is the website. >> two inmates who escaped from court in palo alto are still on the run. one of them is this woman who rented the u-haul used as a getaway vehicle and now is charged with conspiracy and accessory. rene hunt was arrested but police do not say how he was involved. investigators say kirk is the ex-girlfriend of tramel mcclough. they were facing charges for armed robbery. they were in a hallway when they broke away monday, went through an emergency exit and got into a waiting car.
they took off in a cargo van. the men are considered armed and dangerous. new this morning legal marijuana will soon cost more in two bay area towns after voters overwhelmingly approved pot dispensaries. voters said yes to measure g imposing a 6% tax. voters approved a measure to establish a 2% tax on the city's one and only marijuana dispensary in cotati. recreational pot becomes legal january 1st. democrats got big wins in virginia last night claiming most of the pop positions including virginia's first openly transgender state legislator. danica rome celebrated her win over a conservative who called himself the chief homophobe. she said her opponent focused too much on social issues.
>> she defeated a transphobic, right-wing legislator who proposed an anti-trans bathroom bill in virginia shows that justice sometimes does prevail. >> phil murphy campaigned against his republican opponent by connecting him to the extremely unpopular incumbent chris christie who reached his term limit. the baseball world continues to mourn the loss of stormer star player roy halladay who died in a plane crash. he picked up the plane here in the bay area less than a month ago. >> now the ntsb is investigating what went wrong. more on the start of company icon founded by a stanford grad. >> it is pretty cool thinking i get to take that home. >> reporter: flying was one of roy halliday's passions, one he could pursue after retiring from baseball in 2013. >> spins, fires, a perfect game!
>> reporter: the eight-time all star and two-time cy young winner played 16 seasons with the toronto blue jays and the philadelphia phillies. today authorities found the a-5 upside-down ten miles west of st. petersburg, florida, in the gulf of mexico. >> we know roy as a person, as a caring husband who loved his wife, randi. he loved his two boys tremendously. >> reporter: icon release this had statement tonight saying, quote, we have gotten to know roy and his family in recent months. he was a great advocate and friend of hours. icon will do everything it can to support the accident investigation going forward. in may another icon a-5 crashed near lake berressa. a test pilot died. the ntsb concluded pilot error cause that had crash. >> they make it nice and big -- >> reporter: this pilot flew the
a-5 last week. icon is located near nut tree airport where she works. >> it was really fun. i got to land in the lake here a few times. >> reporter: the a-5 costs $389,000. the wait list continues to grow. lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 one of the exits at b.a.r.t.'s streets is now closed. it was blocked off to begin work on a new canopy over an kaes lator at the station. b.a.r.t. says it will protect passengers from the escalators and the escalators from the elements and provide another layer of security. completion is expected next year. b.a.r.t. plans to install 22 new canopies at its stations. the estimated cost $66 million. check out this temperature change from 24 hours ago to this morning up to 14 degrees warmer. the only place cooler along the peninsula coast. let's look at temperatures down in the south bay. we have 51 in los gatos.
52 in the santa teresa neighborhood and los altos hills. we have 49 in newark. look at this, 44 at lafayette. danville and also livermore. the same thing in napa and novato, 53 in san pablo and san francisco right now. a look at san mateo bridge getting busy this morning and the roads are going to be wet in the north bay during the evening commute. the rest of us will be dry. mass transit, cool this morning to mild this afternoon and a small craft advisory if you're on the bay water today. a look at our high temperatures about 68 in san jose and palo alto the warm spots all the way down to 60 at half moon bay. 62 at santa rosa. cooler with at that rain cooled air and up to ukiah. the rest of us around 64 to 67 degrees. the rain will hit the north bay first and it will be light to moderate rain. intensity will be the strongest in the north bay and that will be between 6:30 and 9:30.
i'll show you the hour by hour look when the rain will get to your neighborhood coming up. as far as our rain chances the next several days all of us getting rain today through tomorrow and it will taper tomorrow afternoon to scattered showers that will linger through friday. saturday is looking dry until sunday in the evening and through monday's morning commute. we have a couple commutes at that will be wet. we'll highlight those coming up, also. sue? the golden gate bridge where the zipper truck has efficiently moved your lane configuration from four to the southbound, two in the northbound direction and it is very light this morning coming from marin county. metering lights have been turned on. we'll check with the bay bridge folks. a report of an maybe that's the reason for some slowing here because it's a little early for the metering lights. we will check back, though,a few minutes. no problems with ace train number one leaving stockton and
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it's 5:12. new details this morning on tesla's model 3 fleet, and this is good news for hopeful customers who are on the wait list. the palo alto-based company may have come up with a way to ramp up production. it required a small factory and engineering firm outside of minnesota. the terms of the deal have not been disclosed but has worked with the company three years on a number of projects at its fremont factory. in august tesla said more than 455,000 people are on the model 3 wait list. on friday you can ride a ford go bike for free across the ford go bike for free across the area. to get the free day pass users must sign up on their website or app. it comes with unlimited short trips for a 24-hour period at stations in san francisco, san jose and the east bay. industrial robots that
assemble cars and appliances will soon become easier to teach. a group of engineering and science students at cal have come up with a way to drastically reduce this teaching time. they use a virtual reality headset and guide the robot through the task. here the robot is trying to put a wheel on a toy plane with vr and using one written piece of software the robot can be taught how to do a task in a day in contrast to the weeks and months required to reprogram a robot. >> robots are dumber than i thought. in today's "gma first look" police in china arrested three ucla basketball players for shoplifting. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" three ucla men's basketball players are in possible legal trouble in china including the son of big baller lamar ball.
liangelo ball, cody riley and jalen hill reportedly stole from a louie vuitton store near their hotel. >> there were 20 police officers around, yelling, screaming. >> reporter: lamar ball said he was not to speak about the matter. they had been preparing for their game against georgia tech saturday in shanghai. documenting their weeklong trip to china on twitter. ucla telling abc news it is aware of the situation and cooperating fully with local authorities. more on their arrests coming up at 7:00 a.m. back now to our north bay fire coverage one month later. victims in mendocino county are focusing on finding homes after the redwood valley fire. the fire south of willits bernd more than 36,000 acres and 325 homes were destroyed. many fire victims are still in
rv campgrounds or hotels. county officials are assessing three or four locations with existing buildings that could be used as transitional housing. looking back cal fire's mendocino chief is proud of how firefighters and the community work together that tragic night. >> we have off-duty firefighters, police officers, everybody, neighbors, with fire department experience on their days off from other cities, everybody came together and were able to rescue many lives because of that. >> nine people died but the chief says it could have been much worse if county officials had not launched emergency procedures as fast as they did and support is growing for a mendocino county family who lost two children in the fires. i want to show you that go fund me page here more than $24,000 raised for the shepherd family. parents john and sarah are still hospitalized with severe burns but continue to improve day by
day. they have had a long their 17-year-old daughter passed away october 28th after suffering burns to more than half of her body. and their 14-year-old son was killed trying to escape the fire. a lot they've already gone through. >> that family just to hear the story again is just so hard to understand what they have to go through. thank you, jess. >> our sky map 7 feature gave victims a detailed look at the damage. you see an example over my shoulder. jonathan bloom shows us how this all works. >> reporter: it's a tool proven even more useful than we expected in providing answers to some of the difficult questions in this fire. in neighborhoods like coffey park this is a neighborhood that was just completely decimated by the flames. we can show you what this neighborhood used to look like using a google earth overlay.
houses and trees and sidewalks and if we take that overlay away you can see what is left behind, just absolute heartbreaking destruction. this is technology that initially was only available to members the law enforcement community. we here at abc 7 news are the first station to use it and it has proven useful in getting some of the information out to members of the community and will use this to bring you information on what has happened in the wake of these fires so these communities can begin to help rebuild. jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. >> we'll continue to show you more from the fires and of course how people are trying to move on and rebuild their lives. the-off is the bigger issue than mud slides. some things will wash away. it's not going to be a damaging event in other aspects we would normally expect from a bern
scar. it's cloudy right now. the breezes are light. we'll be cloudy with scattered showers possible. steady rain, light to moderate and another storm sunday into monday. around ukiah, lake port, you've see navorro up to ft. bragg some of this reaching the ground but not all of it. this area of low pressure, haven't seen one this big in a long time will come at us in waves. the low weakens friday. you can see the cloud cover out there in the gray. you can see by noon some scattered sprinkles possible. light to moderate rain will be more steady at 4:00 to 7:00. the rest of us will see an increase in scattered light
showers. from 7:00 on all the way into about 11:00 you can see it moves into the heart of the bay and then by 4:00 thursday morning it's almost out of the south bay. we'll double that in our hills. my accuweather seven-day forecast, you'll see pretty mild temperatures, 50s at the coast. 60s for the rest of us. friday afternoon, saturday and sunday morning driest parts. sunday evening into monday another light storm on our impact scale. sue? let's check in with the san mateo bridge and how that is faring. pretty good past the toll plaza up and over the high rise. everybody is at the limit. the 880 nimitz to 101 and we will check back, yes, the metering lights were turned on at 5:16 this morning.
it's not blocking any lanes. if you can, that's a great way to avoid the backup here, about a ten-minute delay to pay your tolls and we see slow traffic up and over the altamont. they get out early over to livermore than there is a look at some of your drive times. highway 4 -- highway 80 to the maze not bad. your ten-minute delay. not bad at all if you're heading to sfo. >> and san francisco, uber wants to take to the sky. look at this new "los angeles times" report just out this morning. l.a. will be one of the first cities served by uber air and, yes, we are talking flying yes, we are talking flying taxis.
the aviation manufacturers that partners with uber will supply the actual planes. no word on when the service could arrive here in the bay area. >> i'm not emotionally ready for that. the iconic 747 fleet retired. >> this is the video of one of >> this is the video of one of the jets taking off. lucky enough to be on that packed flight and the experience was '70s inspired. that's when the 747 flew its maid een voyage. flight attendants wore polyester. there was even a fake smoking section. one passenger flew on the first flight was asked to compare the two. >> well, that's a difficult
question. there's a common excitement on both. but i have fond memories. and now 47 years later. >> when they got to honolulu they put a giant lei on it. the seven things you need to know as you start your day. there is a good chance no one slept on the flight we just told you about. now a story that ensures some of you will never sleep on a plane again. >> it is wild. b.a.r.t. is supposed to roll b.a.r.t. is supposed to roll out
evening and overnight hours for this light storm on our storm impact scale. about .15 to about an inch in the north bay. number two with the incoming rain north bay officials are concerned about burn areas decimated by wildfires. toxic ash could contaminate local streams and water ways. >> number three, you'll have to wait longer for b.a.r.t.'s newest cars. "the mercury news" says the cars failed a key safety inspection raising questions about whether commuters will be riding the new trains by thanksgiving. voters in pacifica approved taxes on marijuana dispensaries last night. recreational pot becomes legal in california january 1st. number five from the live desk, democrats are waking up with two big wins under their belt in the first major election since president trump's surprise win a year ago in new jersey and virginia democrats won major gubernatorial races. and number six, we're following your wednesday morning commute. we have an accident near sears point raceway. actually it's just called sonoma
raceway at this point. westbound 37 before highway 121 apparently is not blocking the lanes. we're just two days away from the release of taylor swift's brand-new album "reputation." "the new york times" reports it's not clear if that will be on free streaming services like spotify and apple music. on to an interesting story now according to the times of india a woman on qatar airlines unlocked her partner's phone by pressing his finger against the screen while he was asleep. >> that's when she found out he was cheating on her. then she started hitting him. remember, they're in flight at the time. flight attendants could not calm her down. i also read that she may have been drinking more than a little bit. so it got kind of crazy. the pilots had to make an emergency landing. the couple and their child taken off the plane. we'll be back with another full 90 minutes of news including president trump playing tourist. the landmark he visited this morning. new details in the shooting
and good morning. it is 5:30 on wednesday, november 8. thanks for being here with us. >> we appreciate it. the whole team here ready to go. alexis on maternity leave. sue hall holding down the fort. we may get some rain? >> this time tomorrow things will be wet. the gray you see out there are the clouds and the green you see is rain. we're looking up there. it looks quiet over most of our neighborhoods. it is milder, 48 to 53. dress for those temperatures at 7:00. 61 to 63 with scattered sprinkles during the lunch hour. steadier rain starts moving into the bay as we head towards 7:00, 58 to about 62 degrees.
there may be issues on the roads. over to sue. >> always, unfortunately. metering lights on at the bay bridge. traffic is filling out now all the way down to the mcarthur maze. an earlier accident has been cleared out of lanes. so far the upper deck looks good. in hayward near whipple apparently a couple lanes are blocked here. chp and hayward fire are en route. >> sue, thank you. it looks like you'll have to wait longer after b.a.r.t. cars failed a safety inspection. >> they are supposed to roll out around thanksgiving. matt keller is live in fremont. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. b.a.r.t. trains say the cars will be quieter, cooler, more easier to use. passengers will have to wait
longer before they're able to ride on them because state regulators are stopping b.a.r.t. from getting and using those trains. the public utilities commission sent a letter to b.a.r.t.'s general manager monday said during a test run one of the new ten-car trains only recognized three of the cars. the operator lost control of the passenger doors and was unable to open in platform stops. they want the cause and how it is being corrected. they want another test run throughout the system including all platform. according to "the mercury news" the goal was to have passengers riding the fleet of the future by thanksgiving. after this latest setback no word on when passengers will be able to ride these new trains. reporting live, matt keller, abc 7 news. while the b.a.r.t. train's debut is in question, muni is set to roll out its new cars a week from today according to "the examiner." they feature benches that sit
leng wise and new digital signs inside. it's 5:32. a month since the wildfires devastated the north bay. >> an update on the fire recovery. demolition crews are continuing to clear debris from coffey park neighborhood. the press democrat post this had video of the cleanup. some workers are using white protective suits and breathing masks to sift through the rubble. a firefighter is giving us this unique look. the press democrat reports nathan southwick flew a c-130-j aircraft and recorded these aerial views of the fire and retardant drops over sonoma county during the peak of the wildfires last month. today is dedicated to special coverage of the wildfires. we'll have some of the stories of some of the many fire victims and the long road to recovery in every newscast and on abc7news.com. we are following several new details in the shooting of a san francisco police officer on halloween night in the castro.
last night poe toes were released showing the wounded officer's firearm. officials say a 32-year-old valdez began shooting at the police officer last week. that officer remains in critical commission. he is accused of trying to shoot a second officer who fired back striking the suspect. in the mission district investigators are still trying to determine if two possible accomplices carjacked a taxi around the same time of the shooting in the castro. that vehicle was found a short distance away on oakwood street. >> police are trying to determine the motive in the shooting death after high school student. five people have been arrested. lawrence janson was gunned down monday afternoon while walking with friends near olympic continuation high school. investigators say a black sedan pulled up and a group got out of the car. one person fired on the teen who died a short time later. the shooter is an adult but some of the suspects were under the age of 18.
>> we've lost somebody. they need to lose something. i don't wish them to be dead but to be locked up. >> authorities say none of the suspects had any known ties to gangs. >> and from the live desk tracking election results. phil murphy won the governor's seat in new jersey. he tied his republican opponent to the extremely unpopular incumbent chris christie who reached his term limit. ralph northum won in a race expected to be close. his opponent focused on illegal immigration and conserving confederate statues. here is matthew dowd. >> not only that trump doesn't
work, i don't think trump-ism without hillary clinton doesn't work. i think donald trump is successful. donald trump was better because he had an opponent like hillary clinton. >> natasha? >> president trump and the first lady are in china for the first day of a two-day visit. they china may be the president's most critical visit considered the centerpiece of his lengthy tour. president trump is expected to confront china's president over north korea. >> vice president mike pence will be in sutherland, texas, to meet with victims and families of the church shooting. he will attend a vigil for the 26 people. we are learning about devin kelley. escaped from a new mexico mental
health facility in june of 2012. he was confined there while he was court-martialed on charges he assaulted his then wife and their child. the air force admits it didn't enter kelley's criminal history into the federal database that would have prevented him from legally buying the weapons he used. san mateo police need your help identifying a man investigators say tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl. they say the incident happened in the area of peninsula avenue and the railroad tracks. police release add sketch of a man with a similar description. that happened at delaware street and peninsula avenue. >> three people are in custody following a police chase that ended in a crash in oakland. the chase sped through several oakland neighborhoods. police recovered three guns. a witness tells us one of the suspects was badly hurt when
another car hit him after he jumped from the station wagon. 5:37 now. marissa meyer is heading to capitol hill to testify on the data breaches that occurred under her watch. she has been subpoenaed. a rep for her says she's appearing voluntarily. 3 billion yahoo! customers were affected in the 2013 data breach. equifax is also expected to testify about that company's unprecedented breach of private information that just happened in july. still chilly in some neighborhoods. let's go inland. lafayette, danville, dublin at 44. 45 in walnut creek and pleasant hill. also out to brentwood. 47 in pittsburgh and 40 in concord. a look at the rest of our area. 47 in oakland.
53 in san francisco. dress for 45 in napa. here is a look from the east bay hills camera. the breezes will pick up and it will be choppy. dry most of the day. more humid today than yesterday. not as sunny. a gray day today. 64 in sacramento. 51 in tahoe and the rain over towards redding. the snow starts tonight through 10:00 a.m. scattered snores will add another inch or two by friday evening. another chance of wet weather monday. storm impact is still a one, light. more on the timetable and how much rain we'll get next. here is sue.
>> we had an accident past the metering lights at the bay bridge so it is filling up a lot sooner than normal. we do have a serious accident southbound 880. apparently all lanes are blocked. chp has just declared between tennison and industrial. a 3d look at the backup you can see past highway 92 at this point. chp does not have an estimated time of reopening. we will check back in a few minutes. >> sue, thank you. reflecting back on the wildfires. some unforgettable moments and some unforgettable moments and how you can still help victims. some unforgettable moments and how you can still help victims. what if there was only one emoji? now what if there was only one mattress?
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and napa counties. the official state incident report shows they started within 15 minutes of each other from 9:45 to 10:00 p.m. on sunday, october 8. by midnight fires were also berng in mendocino and lake counties. it would take 23 days before all the fires were contained. >> the tubbs fire was most destructive. >> amy hollyfield was among the first tv crews to cover the west flank where the flames jumped highway 101. what happened over the next six hours. >> everyone is going in the opposite direction as we were. we saw everyone leaving the fire. we just saw this along highway 101. it is so windy out here and this fire just appears to be moving at will. kaiser permanente is evacuating the hospital. look at all the people they are
having to get out of here. they have masks on everyone. this has gotten more urgent, jessica. you can see the fire right over that bush. now someone coming out on a stretcher. now to the icu patients. they are trying to get these very ill people out of here. this is heartbreaking but they are doing a wonderful job. look at what is left. the fire has torn through this and destroyed the entire place. and fire is still raging. this is why they evacuated the hospital because this was berng right next to it. we're looking at a gunshot and cannabis shop and that explains the popping we've been hearing. it's some rounds going off. now we have found more destruction. this is the applebee's.
our worst fears have been confirmed. we have found a neighborhood that has been wiped out. we are in coffey park. i was interviewing a cal fire battalion chief earlier this morning. he said this is a fire of a lifetime. >> one silver lining here watching communities all come together to help the victims. they still need all the relief they can get. we do have a list of resources and what can you do. go to abc7news.com. it is 5:46. santa clara county will have a new superior court night he sentenced brock turner to six months in jail. that sentence sparked a recall campaign and perskey will now work on call from home. mayor ed lee, uber and lyft all celebrating a deal to make city curb spaces available for ride sharing.
city leaders have wanted that info for a long time to help planners ease local traffic congestion. painted curbs that can be really used by ride hailing drivers. >> we'll start by taking a look at what's going on outside in san rafael. cloudy and 48. a mild day thanks to a southerly breeze in our neighborhood. you may not need the umbrella until after the sun sets. it gets breezy tonight and another storm sunday into monday. 62 up in santa rosa. 50s around clear lake and ukiah. not bad. tonight even milder, about 50 to 57 degrees.
steady rain becoming more scattered. nothing measurable reaching the ground because the air is too dry. we'll have to wait until we get past the lunch hour. from 7:00, steady across the north bay. north bay. then during the evening hours wake up. tomorrow scattered light showers. once we get to friday another slight chance of showers. saturday will be dry. breezes are up next. sue with an update.
metering lights were turned on early and so an early stackup to the mcarthur maze. we had an earlier accident that has cleared out of lanes although it looks like it's just a nasty backup. let's zoom in and take a look at the backup past highway 92 now on our 3d maps. you can see the northbound direction moving nicely. chp says it's off to the right shoulder. we will check back in a few minutes. guys? brand-new this hour, former president barack obama weighing in on yesterday's elections that garnered big wins for democrats. and take a look here at his tweet just sent out within the last 20 minimum or so says, quote, this is what happens when the people vote. congrats to ralph northam and phil murphy and all the victors
in state legislative, county, and mayor's races. every office in a democracy every office in a democracy counts. natasha? >> jessica, thank you. the stars were out last night. >> abc 7 news was at the golden gate club for this event. john lassiter was honored with a lifetime achievement award. his movies include "cars," "toys his movies include "cars," "toys story" and "frozen." ♪ you have a friend in me >> do you recognize those two people? that's kristen bell in the dress. they made surprise appearances last night. i would have loved to see them
sing. and she was singing first time in forever from "frozen" and the people playing the music are the composers from "frozen." >> great. >> disney is the parent company of abc 7 news. if you're hungry and impatient, google has a new feature that you're going to eat up. recreational marijuana becomes legal on january 1st, how state leaders plan to handle all of the cash coming in. >> a lot of you asked abc 7 to help thank first responders during the wildfires. we set up project thanks. it's a hotline to record your thoughts. we're sharing messages like this one. >> my name is dave. i just want to thank all the first responders, all the work they've been doing out in california. thank you. god bless you
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reflecting back one month later 43 people were kill. many unable to escape the flames. >> reporter: this was in santa rosa before the fire and this is the same park after the fire raged through it. a dramatic view of the utter devastation left behind. authorities were afraid many left in their homes because the residents were senior citizens and the fire moved so fast. two victims were ultimately recovered. >> abc 7 news is dedicating today to special coverage of the north bay wildfires one month
later. we will have some of the stories of the many fire victims and their long road to recovery still. california treasurer john chung wants the state to consider creating a government owned bank to serve cannabis businesses. recreational marijuana becomes legal on january 1st. banks that accept deposits have to follow guidelines most don't want to deal with. the state treasurer says the state may have to hire armored cars to deposit cash at banks on behalf of the state. 5:55 now. google will tell you how long you'll have to wait at that popular new restaurant launching wait times on google search and google maps as well. the company says it estimates wait times based off historical data at the businesses. almost a million restaurants worldwide will be included in that service. >> let's talk about a timetable in your neighborhood. the morning commute will be dry. by the evening hours you may see the wet weather making it down
to calistoga and santa rosa at 4:00. by 7:00 scattered showers could make it as far south as observing, concord and fairfield. a quarter inch in the south bay. about a third of an inch around the bay and half an inch to an inch in the north bay. 15 to 25. they'll climax at about 10:00. and then taper as we head towards the overnight hours. here is sue with a look at your traffic. to emeryville with a solid stream of headlights westbound 80 past golden gate fields. we had the metering flights flicked on much earlier due t t an accident. southbound 680 in walnut
making slow and go traffic here and earlier accident in hayward cleared to the shoulder. fire is still out there. it is stack up now past 238. >> thank you, sue. next at 6:00, election night in america. democrats winning big and making history. as we mark one month since the north bay wildfires how fema is extending help for some survivors. at the live desk hollywood detectivor brett ratner now suing one woman who accused him of sexual assault and now she
fires in the north bay. all day on abc 7 honoring those who lost their lives and looking at what happens next. also recognizing the heroes. >> another storm heading for the bay area now. it is dry outside right now. your evening commute could be wet. alexis is still on maternity leave. sue hall in for us. talk to us about the chance of rain. >> in mendocino and lake county, some will reach the ground in the form of 10,000. a lot of verga right now. you can see the sun trying to squeeze between mt. hamilton down there and the high clouds over the top of us. 46 to 50. milder this morning and as we