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. this little dog isn't the only one wondering, what is this white stuff? is it really snow in the bay area? this morning we're treated to unusual views in livermore and elsewhere after the overnight storm dumps powder around the bay. thanks for joining us. sky7 showing us the beautiful white-capped peaks. gorgeous from this perspective. matt keller is live i livermore with more. matt? >> reporter: hi, you don't even have to go up into the foothills or mountains to see snow. we're standing here in the valley. check this out. that's mt. diablo. yeah, so much snow there with hopes this is just the beginning.
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here's something you don't see very often. sure, a dog behind the wheel of a car is strange, but we're talking about the snow in the foothills above livermore. >> it's unusual, but it's beautiful. >> reporter: the snow came early this morning. this video was shot around 2:00 a.m. on mines road. >> it's down to the green part of the road. >> reporter: the snow was sticking to the ground. sticking to the trees. sticking to the cars. in fact, the snow stuck on the cars for hours as people drove into downtown livermore, giving us a thumbs up. why wouldn't you give these views a thumbs up? from mt. hamilton to mt. diablo, white peaks making a statement in late february. we may not have received as much snow and rain as we would have liked up to this part of the season, but winter isn't done yet. >> it's great to see it. hopefully it will stay for three or four days. >> reporter: that man, brian bruce, has lived here since 1965. he says the latest in the season he's seen snowfall was may 19th
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in 1999. we still have a long way to go. reporting live in livermore, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you. chains are required on all vehicles without snow tires in the sierra right now. this caltrans camera at i-80 and soda springs shows you why. in kingvale police stopped cars to make sure. when you see rain, snow or stormy weather where you live, take photos or video and share it with us on social media with #abc7now. rain last year caused devastating flooding in san jose. the community came together to heal and prepare for the next disaster. >> starting to make our lives again. i'm afraid that the water will just come again and, up, we're going to live through it again. it's really frightening to live like that. if i leave and it's raining, i know we need the water, but
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sometimes it -- i just pray it doesn't rain like it rained last year because it's really scary. >> families from the rock springs neighborhood gathered for a meeting last night to hear what officials had to say about the new changes. the director of emergency services says there's now a better system in place to gauge the water level in coyote creek and a new system to alert residents in harm's way. police have arrested two people in connection with a triple shooting that left two people dead in broadmoor near daley city. police are now searching for a third suspect, a female. the shooting took place sunday i the parking lot of the hillside market. two people were killed in that shooting. vanessa gilroy and michael garcia. a third person suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. a child hit and killed by a car just crossing the street in berkeley. this morning his father led a rally to push for improved
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safety traffic. amy hollyfield is live at the intersection with the latest. >> reporter: hi. the family has never done this before on the anniversary, but berkeley police say they keep getting complaints about people rolling through this intersection where zachary died. they say they also average about one injury accident a day here in berkeley from car accidents. so, the family decided to use this anniversary to make a statement. >> it's to remind people. >> reporter: standing on a street corner is not usually how frank cruz marks the anniversary of his son's death, but this actually helped him a bit on this incredibly tough day. >> it's hard to get out of bed on this day, so there was energy around this year doing something of significance to really raise awareness. >> reporter: what he really wants to do is help make sure what happened to zachary never happens again. >> i think that this is an important way to honor zachary,
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to make his death matter. >> reporter: zachary was in the crosswalk with a group of children and adults at waring and berkeley when he was hit and died as a result. that was nine years ago today, he was 9 years old. berkeley police say his death hit them hard. they dedicated officers to this intersection today and pulled over a number of drivers for rolling through the stop sign. their presence meant a lot to zachary's family. >> whenever i hear that siren going, i get a little giddy, i'm like, yes. the three es of pedestrian safety are engineering, education and enforcement. >> reporter: zachary's dad thinks being here will have an impact. he saw one woman wipe her eyes as she read his sign. >> i think she'll remember that moment of realizing that when she's driving her car to work, you know, the smallest mistake can have a tragic outcome. and that's enough for me.
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>> reporter: their activism doesn't end on this corner. they've launched a website. we have a link to it on our website. just go to abc7news.com. they also plan to appear before the berkeley city council tonight and push that they adopt vision zero. that's an international effort to eliminate pedestrian fatalities. live in berkeley, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. the faculty came together for the first full day back on campus since the february 14th shooting at stoneman douglas high school in florida. this school's yearbook staff posted the picture. they want to thank everybody for their love and support. you can see the banner above them that says be the change you wish to see in the world. stoneman douglas students return tomorrow. as they continue to push for action on gun control, in washington it seems the focus is on the school resource officer on the scene. serena marshall explains how he
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is now defending himself. >> reporter: the man previously named school resource officer of the year. >> i'm scot peterson. i've been a police officer for 30 years. >> reporter: defending himself after being called a coward by the president. >> they didn't react properly under pressure or they were coward. >> reporter: and his inaction publicly questioned by the sheriff last week. >> so what should he have done? >> went in. address the killer. kill the killer. >> reporter: scot peterson's attorney in a letter calling the sheriff's remarks a gross oversimplification of events, saying he omitted several points, saying initially he received a call about firecrackers. when he heard gunshots, he thought they were coming from outside. the radio audio recordings confirm. >> going to the football field for a shooting. >> reporter: he says his client was unfairly attacked by many, including the sheriff. and allegations he was a coward
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are patently untrue. last night president trump told a room of governors he would have done things differently. >> i really believe you don't know until you test it, but i really believe i would run in, even if i didn't have a weapon. i think most of the people in this room would have done that, too. >> reporter: as he continues his calls for arming select teachers to defend the schools, the students of stoneman douglas arrived to lobby congress. >> reporter: with nothing on the legislative congress and the president hoping to improve background checks, it seems any legislative fix on capitol hill remains stalled. abc news, washington. new this morning, president trump tapped former digital adviser brad parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign. he ran the digital operations in 2016. he previously worked for the trump organization. president trump has made it no secret he plans to run again. in fact, he filed paperwork to organize his re-election committee on the same day as his inauguration.
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new this morning, the oakland a's are just one of four teams major league baseball players association has filed a grievance against. the a's, marlins, pirates and rays are accused of failing to appropriate spend revenue sharing money. baseball's labor agreement says each club must use its revenue sharing money in an effort to improve its performance on the field. the a's have not commented. major league baseball says the complaint has no merit. more than 700 jobs at levi stadium are being eliminated as they switch concession companies. centerplate told employees their jobs will end in the middle of april. some employees could be hired by the new concession provider. the niners say that company is required to hire existing employees. happening now, drivers on the san rafael bridge are seeing green arrows and red xs on electronic signs. it's to prepare for the new
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third eastbound traffic lane between san rafael and richmond scheduled to open in april. the signs are just being tested right now. there's no third lane yet. the lane is being created from the existing shoulder. it's expected to ease traffic during the heavily congested afternoon commute. it goes down in the dm, but also through texts. after the break, an important study every parent with teenagers needs to know. apple getting into the health business? i'm meteorologist mike nicco. how often can we see snow in the bay area from space. you see south of livermore, north of livermore that's mt. diablo. those areas of gray and white, that's snow leftover from last night's storm. we have more o
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we're tracking a dramatic rescue out of new york city with a construction worker in brooklyn. we saw firefighters pull him out of all that rubble. you see him on the stretcher. according to the new york fire department, the construction worker somehow became trapped under building materials this morning. the site was being demolished when this accident happened. he's being rushed to the hospital in serious condition. a surprising new study today about teens and sexting. it may be more common than you think. jessica castro has a new alert and important tips for parents. >> it is surprising.
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a new study published by the journal of pediatrics showed one in seven teens is sexting, one in four has received a sext. >> guys straight-up ask you for them. they're not really -- they're not really, like, shy about asking. they'll just ask you straight up. >> 15-year-old megan and 17-year-old elaina say they dont share explicit photos but know plenty of kids who do. 27% of kids under 18 receive messages known as sexting, including nude photos. nearly 15% of teens send them. >> there are some teens that don't really recognize the cause and effect nature of sexting. that once you press that send button, there is a possibility that those pictures will be distributed. >> bethany was in high school
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when she sent a revealing shot of a boy she was dating. it ended up in the wrong hands. >> i just wanted to be alone. i felt horrible. >> then she says for years she got threatening messages from an anonymous number demanding she send more explicit photos. >> i got a text that said, i have some photos of you. if you don't do what i say, you're going to regret it. >> a former high school classmate who sent those threats was later found guilty of exploiting her. he remains behind bars. >> it's really important for parents to have conversations with healthy dating relationships and sexting, sexu sexu sexualty and peer relationships. >> some pictures could be considered pornography. the new report found 12% of those teens forwarded those messages without permission. teens could be at the risk of arrest or jail time if prosecuted. i'm jessica castro, abc7 news. >> thank you. new this morning, apple is
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getting into the health care business. the company just launched this website for a new subsidiary called ac wellness. apple plans to provide health care for their own employees in santa clara county. they could also use the network to test new devices. apple isn't the first tech company getting into health care for their employees. amazon, jpmorgan chase and berkshire are also teaming up toll form their own health care companies. now, today's morning money report -- paying more for -- less leg room, that is. that's the constant complaint on airlines but we're expected to hear from the faa about seat sizes and leg room. fortune reports this could end airlines reducing space to get more passengers on passenger. to a gap in generosity. it seems as though the tooth fairy was stingy last year, despite an improving economy. according to delta dental, the tooth fairy's average payment fell 11%. children here in the west made
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off with the most loot, receiving an average $4.85 per r tooth. i give less -- i mean, our tooth fairy gives less than that. movie's big night is days away. jimmy kimmel tells us how he plans to balance hosting duties and serious politics taking center stage. santa cruz, gorgeous and brisk day on the beach. we do have snow around the bay. we'll talk to meteorologist m
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it's a bright and some would say a beautiful day out there. just got to watch out for that snow. it's going to melt under all this sunshine. hopefully some will stick around for tomorrow. then we'll have to wait until friday to see if it comes back. sunny and milder. that's my first accuweather highlight. flip the calendar, flipped the pattern a little bit. our strongest storm since january 8th. that record-setter about seven weeks ago. weekend sunshine, we'll salvage it this weekend. most in upper 40s to low 50s. we have a few mid-50s around oakland, concord and danville at 53 degrees. winds are starting to slow and they'll continue to do that, especially once the sun sets. fastest breeze around fair field at 20. sfo at about 14. we take a beautiful shot of the richmond/san rafael bridge from emeryville. use it for the 12-hour planner. we'll be warmer this afternoon
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and dry and sunny. 53 to 57. mid to upper 40s by 4:00. tomorrow's temperatures about the same as this morning because the clouds will be increasing as with he head through the overnight hours ahead of our next system. a lot of mid to upper 30s in midland valleys. upper 30s to mid-40s around the coast and richmond will be in the mid-40s. let's talk about the storm impact scale for thursday. it's going to be two because rainfall will ratchet up to 2, maybe 3 inches in our coastal hills and mountains. wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. look at that. the snow level will drop down to 2,000 feet friday. here we are wednesday at noon. not much going on. maybe a sporadic shower or two as the moisture comes back. you can see in the north bay we'll have the best chance for 7:00. and steady rain in the north bay with scattered showers for the rest of us. look at the light to moderate
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rain coming in. even heavy at times for thursday morning commute. you can see the snow levels starting to drop as we head toward thursday evening, in the north bay, mountains. let's show you how much rain we'll get out of this system. possibly 1 1/2 to 2 inches. that yellow you see in the santa cruz mountains, that's nearly 3 inches. we could get 5 or 6 feet of snow from wednesday at 7:00 in the evening through 10:00 saturday morning. the sierra, driving will be a bear up there. it will be tough to get around here thursday, especially in the morning and friday. and then the showers will linger through saturday. my accuweather seven-day forecast. with that thought of the storms coming your way, be sure to be prepared and have the abc7 news app handy to get the up to the minute forecast. we upgraded it so you can customize the forecast to specific places you're interested in or happen to be going. you can see what the weather will be, like up to seven days ahead. the abc7 news app is free and available in both google play and the apple store. >> we sure needed this
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particular week, more than ever. >> i can't wait to see the snow again. >> thanks, mike. we're just days away from the academy awards. crews are adding the finishing touches ahead of sunday's ceremony at dolby theater in hollywood. there are high expectations for jimmy kimmel, who's hosting this year. he sat down with abc's paula faris to talk about the politics around the me too movement. >> i worry about that because i have a tendency to not strike the right tone, in my life. you know, i do think about that. >> how will you know if you've gone too far? >> i'm sure the internet will tell me. >> this isn't kimmel's first time hosting the oscars. last year i was there covering it, he was on stage when the wrong movie was announced for best picture. kimmel says that's not going to happen again. you can watch the oscars live only on abc 7 this sunday, march 4th, starting at 5:00 p.m. just thinking out loud here. who would you say is the best
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selling recording artist of 2017? here's a hint. he has my name is jamir dixon and i'm a locafor pg&e.rk fieldman most people in the community recognize the blue trucks as pg&e. my truck is something new... it's an 811 truck. when you call 811, i come out to your house and i mark out our gas lines and our electric lines to make sure that you don't hit them when you're digging. 811 is a free service. i'm passionate about it because every time i go on the street
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i think about my own kids. they're the reason that i want to protect our community and our environment, and if me driving a that truck means that somebody gets to go home safer, then i'll drive it every day of the week. together, we're building a better california.
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if you think there's no escape from the songs of ed sheed sheer han, you may be right.
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the british singer/songwriter has been named the best selling recording artist of 2017. the international federation of the phonographic said he had the best selling with "divide" as well as best selling single "shape of you." >> nice. >> he's great. i don't think anybody does not like edd sheer han. we take you outside with another look at the golden gate bridge. no snow here but you'll find it elsewhere. >> yes, still
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