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news helicopters getting dramatic images like this explosion near a home near the thomas fire in ventura county last night. it's not clear what exploded there. you can download the abc 7 news app and enable push alerts for breaking updates on the southern california fires. it is 4:30 right now. if you're just joining us, a quick update on your weather and traffic starting with you, mike. >> so apocalyptic to look at those. red flag warning, high fire danger. about 8.7 million people within that area around los angeles to san diego all the way up. the winds have come a little bit about 14 to 24 miles an hour. by 7:00 they're up to about 40 miles per hour. overnight again tonight through tomorrow morning up around 40 to 45 miles per hour. it's kind of quiet. 37 to 54 because of the winds.
micro climates this morning. your accuweather 12-hour planner 60 to 64 at noon. 60 to 63 at 4:00 and take a jacket. 47 to 53 at 7:00. how about an update, sue? >> the correct drive time at this point this morning at 4:31. highway 80 westbound from hercules into san francisco, 26 minutes. there we go with minor delays at the cash paying lanes. car-poolers and fastrakers. delays up and over the altamont pass. some road work in the northbound direction probably getting ready to pick up. i'll check back with chp. no delays here after the tunnel, the robin williams tunnel in the right lane. updates in a couple of minutes. developing news now from oakland where a young child is recovering after getting shot last night. it happened while the girl was in a car with her mother on simson street. someone opened fire on them. only the girl was hit and she's only 3 or 4 years old.
her family drove her to children's hospital where she's being treated for a wound to her arm. you can see the bullet holes in the car. no arrests made. >> no libraries, no afternoon programs, no senior centers. >> also no meter maids. we are entering day three of this impasse with city hall. amy hollyfield live for us in oakland. amy? >> reporter: good morning, reggie. there was some hope here yesterday that there would be a deal reached after the city council met behind closed doors. after a two and a half hour long meeting it wasn't to be. the mayor came out and said the city is already stretching to make this current offer and that the city just can't go any further. so you will see more of this today. people on the picket line. 3,000 workers are on strike. that means all nonemergency city services are shut down. the city council will meet again today at 1:00. >> we're trying to get to the
point where there's an agreement so we can get our employees back to work and making sure we as a city are providing the services that people in the city expect. >> after being unable to reach a decision we're disappointed to hear that but we're glad they're taking time to consider the matter until city council acts, however, we're still on the piblgt lines. >> reporter: the workers say they can't afford to live in the city anymore. the city says it can't afford to pay them what they're asking saying if they agree to what the union is asking for they would have to lay off about 188 full-time employees. we expect to see picketers here about 6:30 this morning right here in front of a closed city hall. live in observing, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. normally payday is a reason to celebrate. for some employees at observing unified it's turning into quite a headache. more than 2,800 employees had their monthly paychecks accidentally pulled from their bank accounts yesterday. employees were accidentally paid double when the district tried
to reers its original mistake. workers will have to return that double payment. the district is taking the blame for the payroll error. and the embarrassing error comes as school leaders discuss a plan to slash $5.5 million from the budget. outraged parents and teachers packed a special board meeting last week to fight the cuts. the board says the money would come from the central office but the plan would also eliminate funding for school supplies. a meeting to discuss the cuts will take place at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the committee room at la escuelita elementary in oakland. right now in the middle east hundreds of palestinians are hitting the streets and cities across the west bank and the gaza strip to protest president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. palestinians have called a general strike today and are preparing for more protests tomorrow. the u.n. security council takes up the issue in an emergency session tomorrow.
at the live desk we're waiting for a big announcement from senator al franken. he's expected to say whether or not he's going to re-sign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. harris and feinstein are calling for his resignation. >> the number of frankly. >> there are a number of instance instances and it's probably the right thing to do. >> you're saying he should resign? >> at least six women have accused franken of sexual misconduct. the preliminary hearing continues for two men jailed in connection with the deadly ghost ship warehouse fire. yesterday the first two witnesses took the stand for the prosecution, both were ghost ship residents. aaron marin describes musicians and deejays bringing in amplifiers and a projection tent
like structures and bouncy houses on the day of the fire. marin told atf agents the equipment blocked access to rooms that were potentially lifesaving exits. >> big bubbly screen that blocked everyone from getting out in terms of the staircase. it has nothing to do with my client or the co-defendant. that's these people who came up and placed these items there. that wasn't part of the warehouse. >> ghost ship founder derick almena and associate max harris face 36 counts of involuntary manslaught manslaughter. the house is set to vote on a plan to avert a looming government shutdown. washington runs out of money at midnight tomorrow. the house measure will keep the lights on for two more weeks while lawmakers hammer out a long-term deal. in the senate enough democrats are expected to vote in favor of the measure. >> i run out of money every two weeks. i don't know what they're doing. here is your 24-hour change.
it's breezy in places like napa, oakland, half moon bay. it's anywhere from 11 to 14 degrees warmer. let's start in the east bay. we have cool conditions where it's calm. oakland 48. then you get to 53 at alameda. look at richmond and albany around 57 to 59 degrees right now. we have 38 in mountain view. here is a look at the embarcadero. our fastest breezes, a small craft advisory. a little brisk there so caution if you're going to be on the water. breezy in the hills all morning. you're in the low to mid-60s this afternoon but low to mid-50s by 6:00 and 8:00. san francisco, check out these temperatures, 48 at 8:00.
noon, 58. 62 by 4:00. even warmer in the south way. we'll be at 62 at noon. upper 60s by 2:00 and still 60 at 6:00. take a look at the accuweather forecast next. any traffic issues this morning we should know about? >> just some road work. a lot of road work which is a good thing. they get their job done overnight so we don't have to deal with it during the regular commute. slow traffic up and over the altamont pass, your normal commute. and then through oakland from san leandro northbound 880, various right lanes blocked due to road work into oakland near 23rd. i'm not seeing any slow traffic which is great news. let's look at mass transit issues. b.a.r.t. is not a problem. 27 trains. we do have a half day shutdown for the sausalito ferry. they're still doing dock maintenance. the first boat will leave at 12:55. the first boat from sausalito to san francisco will leave at 1:55. apparently the san francisco bay
ferry from mare island and vallejo running buses 6:10 and 6:30 a.m. departures. >> sue, thank you. san francisco transportation leaders are looking at a proposal to cut late night cable car service. >> according to "the examiner" they want to end runs at 11:45 at night. currently it operates until 1:00 a.m. the line runs from the financial district to van ness. the transit agency says fewer people ride it at night. opponents say a lot of local people depend on the cable car to get to and from their late night jobs. one of the last places making tofu by hand. loyal customers are lamenting the end of the era. a major victory for same-sex marriage. the nation that just gave it its blessing. caught on camera -- the minor car accident turned into an armed showdown. hi, i'm michael finney. it's my job to answer questions. but if you ask me how to end
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62 in sacramento. 48 in tahoe. here is my accuweather seven-day forecast for tahoe. they are definitely making snow in the overnight hours with temperatures in the teens. highs in the 40s. we'll get warmer as we head to monday and into tuesday in the low to mid-50s. i'll take a look and see if we have any rain coming up. natasha? mike, thank you. 4:43 now. a minor car accident in houston, texas, turned violent and a news crew just happened to be there capturing the entire incident on camera. take a look at this rear end collision. the drivers got out of their cars guns raised and they fired at each other in broad daylight. one of the shooters and a woman passing by were hurt. police arrested both of the drivers. austraia finally says yes to same-sex marriage. parliament passed legislation today changing the definition of marriage from a union between a man and a woman to a union of two people. members of parliament almost
unanimously voted in favor of marriage equality erupting in cheers and a standing ovation. australian couples have to give one month's notice before getting married so the first same-sex weddings won't be until january. a national poll found 62% of australian voters support same-sex marriage. a san jose tofu business is closing up shop. the owners believe they're one of the last places making tofu by hand but they can't do it anymore. katie marzullo has the story from san jose. >> my grandfather started the business right after the war. >> reporter: that was 70 years ago and the family has been making tofu by hand ever since with the original equipment. chester and amy are the third tofu. >> i don't care for store bought tofu at all. >> this woman has been a
customer her entire life. >> i'm sad my kids aren't going to grow up with it like i did. >> reporter: amy and chester are simply tired. they work seven days a week. >> san jose tofu. >> reporter: and making tofu by hand requires heavy lifting. lifting at least four of these nearly 50-pound blocks onto the tofu and they do that several times a day. amy and chester want to relax and travel while they still have their health. >> maybe taking a trip outside of the united states. i would like to play some golf. >> reporter: still, it was not an easy decision to make closing the family business. >> very sad. very broken hearted. it's hard to say good-bye to my customers. >> reporter: more than good-bye, they want to say thank you. san jose tofu will close its doors december 30th n. san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news.
san francisco startup zen place is making it possible to check out an apartment with the help of a robot. this all starts with an app. you see a place you like you text a number to get an unlock code. once you get inside a real estate agent controls a robot remotely to show you around the property. there's the robot. okay. zen place provided this video. if you like what you see the robot can even give you a rental application. we're all going to be replaced. >> can't replace you, mike nicco. you're so sweet. >> probably us but not you. >> remember max? >> unfortunately, yes. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a look from mt. tamalpais. up in the hills this morning, look at that beautiful view we have. mostly sunny. a few high clouds.
record highs again today. high clouds will keep us milder tonight. we'll have to have the heater working and i'm tracking the storm. 12 days away. i'm not kidding. that's how dry it will be because of this high. it is retreating farther. look how far the jet stream is going up into the arctic circle dumping really cold air into the upper midwest. for us it's opening the door for the high clouds to skirt us from the south so that's what wer going to have today. concord 66. possible record high. 68 in san jose. 67 today in hayward. also a possible record high. we have to get into the mid-70s in san jose. 65 in san francisco today. temperatures tonight, you can see mid to upper 30s. upper 40s in san francisco. my accuweather seven-day forecast, oh, my goodness. we are in the low to mid-60s at the coast. near 70 today all the way through monday, tuesday, and wednesday with no rain in sight.
sue? >> let's go outside right now and take a look at san rafael. southbound, the taillights heading past the north san pedro parkway exits and the north gate mall. you're looking at a clean sweep from novato to the golden gate bridge, a 20-minute drive. look at the golden gate. very quiet this hour. they are reconfiguring your lanes four in the southbound, two in the northbound direction and right now all is quiet. a little bit of slow traffic. we'll come back and take a look at some road work due to be picked up shortly and some drive times in just a couple minutes. sue, thank you. $9.4 billion, the new total of insured losses from the north bay wildfires. >> that number has tripled in the last month. >> behind the $9.4 billion insured loss figure are real people with real homes and real vehicles and real lives by these fires. >> claims cover the loss of more
than 21,000 homes, nearly 3,000 businesses, and 6,000 vehicles. the fires are considered the costliest disaster in california history. all right. the founder of 2. to amazon. here's our "tech bites." in today's "tech bites" vine could be making a return. >> the co-founder of the video app tweeted a video of a v2 graphic. the original was bought by twitter. the long-awaited amazon prime video app is now available on apple tv. >> users can watch on apple tv rather than getting the content from an iphone or another apple device. youtube is out with its top videos of 2017. at number three, these guys doing trick shots with ping-pong balls. 93 million views here. >> number two at 119 million views, a group of dancers doing a routine to ed sheeran.
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on the 20th and again on the 21st and 22nd. so hopefully the pattern will change. until then it's bone-dry and, sue, i did have to turn my sprinklers on. reggie? >> thanks, mike. a little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. drug maker fizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of viagra rather than lose sales when it gets its first competition next week. pfizer will sell for $32.50 apiece starting monday. that is half the regular retail price of the blue pill. another drug maker will start selling its own version, too, but won't say what they're going to be selling it for. nearly half a million people will soon receive refund checks for buying into weight loss supple ment scams. michael finney alerted us to the refunds. checks total $8 million and is part of a settlement with a company. they say the company used baseless weight loss claims and
fake endorsements from people like oprah winfrey to sell their product. a sparkly holiday tradition will get under way tonight. governor jerry brown and the first lady of california will host the 86th annual capitol christmas tree lighting ceremony. this shows the tree arriving last month. it's a 65-foot-tall white spruce selected from shasta county. it's been decorated with 10,000 l.e.d. lights. tonight's tree lighting ceremony starts at 5:00. the san francisco giants spreading a little holiday cheer. at at&t park last night the team hosted a holiday party for children and tamm lis from homeless shelters. kids got their faces painted, decorated cookies and, of course, had a chance to meet santa, too. this is the 17th year and many families say this was the best one yet. >> winds have been around 14 to
15 miles per hour, a crosswind blowing out to the ocean. let's see what we're doing. 66 in concord. santa rosa, 68. those temperatures are 9 to 11 degrees warmer than average as most of us will be in the 7 to 11 degree range. with pollution piling up it looks like tomorrow could be the first of a string of spare the air alerts that could last through the weekend and into monday. though the north bay will have the poorest air quality all of us will be under a wood burning ban. sue, i was watering my azaleas last night. >> i turned my sprinklers on yesterday, too. it's just too dry, right? slow traffic out of the central valley. ace train number one is running on time. will be arriving at 5:20. an earlier accident eastbound 84. they got there and cleared it out. i am seeing slowing from isabel and livermore in the other
direction, in the commute direction. some drive times, 38 minutes tracy to dublin. highway 4 looks good antioch into concord. a great drive into san francisco. no delays if you have to do it at 4:56, at least the roadways are relatively clear. >> the insurance wants almost 1,500 unauthorized policies were sold from 2008 to 2016 from wells fargo kiosks. customers gave their information for an insurance quote but instead they got signed up for the policy. the accusation says wells fargo showed, quote, incompetency or misrepresented the insurance ly policies. >> chipotle really wants you to try its queso, giving it away for free. there is a catch. you'll have to order an entree while wearing a cheesy holiday sweater. the first try at queso not well
received. some said they hated the taste. >> we now know the mystery buyer who paid $450 million for a painting is a little known member of the saudi royal family. the painting which features an image of christ was sold last month in new york. the painting was actually on display in san francisco in october just before it went to auction. coming up next at 5:00 a.m. the new information we're learning about the uber hat that affected millions of users. >> and could a new bay bridge really, finally, be in the works? the plan that will have commuters digging even deeper into their pockets. only on 7, the surprising twist in a deadly shooting investigation involving san francisco police and a carjacking suspect. and a live look outside with abc 7 news now kee
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>> good morning to you, welcome to thursday, december 7th. we appreciate you being here at 5:00 a.m. jessica has the week off. sue hall in for alexis and mike nicco to tell us about our weather today. you'll need those sunglasses. no need for the winter clothes at least not after the morning hours. look how clear it is. bone-dry air out there once again. the exploratorium at pier 15, the stars twinkling behind the transamerica tower there. let's talk about your accuweather 12-hour planner 37 to 54. we have micro climates. it's breezy in our hills and beaches. we'll have a nice day and have your lunch outside. still very mild at 4:00. 60 to 63 and comfortable at 7:00 under sta