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. good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this friday, may 4th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. >> we have a lot of sunshine and warmer temperatures. it will be the warmest day this week, especially in the inland neighborhoods. >> a look at live doppler dopplr patchy clouds. the winds are not nearly as strong coming off the ocean. another reason we'll see faster sunshine and warmer temperatures today. starting off the same as
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yesterday, maybe a little cooler, where the cloud cover is having a hard time establishing itself. upper 40s to low 50s. look at that, 66 around the bay to 72 inland by noon. 72 around the bay. very comfortable. a little less comft. inn land at 4:00 at 80. a delightful evening on the way. probably don't need a jacket. 65 around the bay to 73 inland. we'll take a look at the weekend forecast coming up. here is alexis with a look at your commute. >> i want to head back to discovery bay. that has been our only trouble spot so far this morning. we have a crash on westbound highway 4 at discovery bay boulevard. it involves a semi, two smaller vehicles. one of those smaller vehicles flipped over. we have injuries involved, too. a large emergency response to the scene. looks like they may be doing one-way traffic control. both of those westbound lanes are blocked. working on getting as much info as i can. right nou it looks like you are able to get through. they're just alternating the sides of traffic able to pass
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the crash. a bit of a delay, the backup not huge yet. bay bridge toll plaza looking good. the owners of the san jose sharks are suing b.a.r.t. >> they're trying to delay its extension into downtown san jose and santa clara. matt keller is tracking the story at the millbrae station. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. the sharks are out of town taking on golden knights in game five in las vegas. but we found out that the sharks have a couple other opponents, vta and b.a.r.t. they're taking on those opponents inside a courtroom. that battle is going to take place there. b.a.r.t. just recently announced the approval of the extension into downtown san jose. now the owners of the san jose sharks are suing b.a.r.t. and the santa clara valley transportation authority, alleging they haven't planned properly for parking.
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the mercury news says the owners support b.a.r.t. coming to san jose but want more details on construction impacts and parking issues. vta declined comment to the mercury news saying they hadn't had time yet to review the lawsuit. live in millbrae, matt keller, abc 7 news. cheating on soil samples during the cleanup of the hunters point naval shipyard. >> the two employed by tetra tech to take samples and send them to a lab to see if they were radioactive. instead of doing that, they substituted clean dirt taken from other areas at the naval base. tetra tech says it will pursue all legal action to undo the harm. north bay residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the devastating fires. now another problem. abc 7 news reporter lisa lisa la
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gulezian has more. >> reporter: on willow green place where some semblance of a neighborhood is coming together, a disturbing blow. thieves broke into several trailers stealing tools and material from construction crews. >> it's a setback financially, a setback in time and it's really upsetting to everybody. >> we should be out there working building homes for these people that lost their homes, and it sucks that they're taking away our ability to do our job. >> reporter: heavy equipment now blocks storage containers and locks are in place. but the feeling of being violated is still there. >> every day we face a new obstacle, and then to have this happen, it's just really sad. >> reporter: the one thing everyone can agree on, there needs to be more eyes on this area. the sheriff's department, community members and even the construction companies have agreed to work together and step
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up patrols. they're driving around looking for anything suspicious. >> i think everybody will chip in and watch out for each other. it's a good community. >> reporter: the timeline hasn't changed. the first home should be finished by june. in santa rosa, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. the suspects in the bizarre killing of an sfo employee gave bizarre jailhouse interviews. prasad was tight-lipped but rivera opened up saying he had no idea prasad had a gun or romantic interest in the woman's fiancee. she said i'm very upset at kevin. he took me from my family. i was doing so well. i have no criminal history. i don't own weapons. the family of a homeless man killed by two san francisco police officers is demanding to know why the district attorney
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hasn't made a decision about charging those officers. yesterday his family delivered a letter to george gas cone asking for an explanation. they say when they met with him in february, he said he would make a decision within six to eight weeks. the families they have not heard back. milpitas police arrested a dance instructor in connection with sexual assault of five girls. raymond chen is a creative dance teacher. a 16-year-old girl told police chan sexually assaulted her at the center when she was 10. an investigation turned up four more victims according to police. a student has minor injuries after a suspected drunk driver hit a gilroy school bus yesterday afternoon. most of the damage is to the front of the bus. the gilroy unified school district says all 46 students on board are fine. the driver who struck the bus was arrest ed.
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a man is in jail accused of robbing a bank. 54-year-old valentino luch chen grabbed a citibank teller monday morning. he was not wearing a disguise. his walnut creek restaurant octavio closed in 2016. he's been held on $100,000 bail. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we'll start with temperatures in san francisco. richmond and san leandro and walnut creek, palo alto and fairfield, 52 in santa clara and tracy right now. cooler in pleasanton and daly city, 48. cooler than that in healdsburg, 47. good morning american canyon. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. want to do sight seeing today? much better, especially here. the beaches will be brighter but
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still chilly with temperatures around 60 trees. if you're going to be out on the bay, light breezes, comfortable there. if you're just out and about on a friday running errands or getting ready for your wife's birthday party tomorrow, more comfortable than it was yesterday. 12-hour planner, east bay 8:00. partly cloudy at 63. mostly sunny this afternoon from 72 at floon to 82 degrees at 4:00. still 69. comfortable agrees at 8:00. starting off at 54 at 8:00 to 64 at noon, increasing sunshine. we'll have a mostly sunny afternoon and low to mid 70s at 6:00. you may want to grab a jacket if you're heading out during the evening hours. we'll see if the warmth lasts. alexis, any hot spots this morning? >> definitely keeping a close eye on 101. we had a full closure overnight in the east palo alto area for bridge work. they got that done ahead of schedule this morning. all lanes were scheduled to open
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up at 4:00. totally done with all the work by about 3:58. good news for the friday morning commute. everything open between embarcadero and university. looking good in the southbound, northbound 101 at 880 volumes filling in. heavier between 680/280 merge up to 880. but that's about it. we do have a crash in the discovery bay area. we'll head there next. new at 5:00 a.m., for the first time in more than seven decades there will be no nobel prize in literature. all of this comes because the swedish academy is embroiled in sex abuse allegations and a few other issues. i want to show you the tweet they sent out overnight. all of these sex allegations have tarnished the reputation of the kmookd. they say they'll give out this year's prize next year. that's right. the 2018 prize will be awarded in 2019. they're hoping that's enough time to get things back on
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track. in fact, in a statement the academy said the decision, quote, was arrived at in view of the currently diminished academy and the reduced public confidence in the academy. it will be the first time since 1943, guys, the time during world war ii, that this prestigious award will not be handed out, first time in 75 years. >> extremely embarrassing. jessica, thank you. we're learning new details involving president trump's embattled personal attorney michael cohen. >> federal investigators have been tracking his phone calls before the fbi raided his home, office and hotel room in new york last week. they were using a tool called pen register. investigators could see who he was calling and who was calling him but they were not wiretapping, not listening to any conversations. it's all part of a growing criminal investigation looking in part at possible secret deals made during the campaign to protect donald trump. the white house would not say if
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cohen is still the president's attorney. >> i'm not aware of specific places where he's representing the president. >> sources tell abc news cohen and the president spoke days after the raids, meaning phone calls could be on investigator's radar. a court ruled several paying companies need to pay to clean up toxic paint inside california homes. the companies want you to vote on it. are the knock-often charge erms putting your iphone at risk. problems that come with saving money. an uninvited our 3 contestants are all at the big ikea table. contestant #1, impressive knife skills. but contestant #2 fights back by using fresh parsley. make room for the judge! what's your dream? at ikea, we help you live it. make the dream yours.
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at 5:14 this morning, a sneak peek of what's coming up in my microclimate forecast. temperatures average along the coast in san francisco to above average as we get near 80 in our inland east bay neighborhoods. we'll look at the microclimates and see if this lingers through the weekend coming up. california voters head to the ballot boxes in november. >> three national paint companies including sherwin williams are trying to overturn a court order forcing them to pay $700 million to clean up and remove lead paint from homes. they say it would red tag millions of homes and make homeowners potentially liable for cleanup. >> this is a court of appeal
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finding that three major companies knowingly put poison in the homes of californians and knew that they were risking permanent damage to untold numbers of children. >> the paint companies started submitting signatures to get rid of the court order. instead, a $2 billion tax funded bond would pay for the cleanup. at&t and time warner want a judge to allow their $85 billion merger to go through without any conditions whatsoever. the companies made a request in a brief filed at the end of the trial brought by the department of justice. the doj thinks the merger would harm consumers and drive up prices. we spend so much time on our iphones, one of the biggest concerns is to keep them
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charged. how do you know if your charging cable is the right one? apple approved cables must have a chip that guards against overheating. they have a certification program made for made for iphone. if the box the cable comes in says mfi certified, oftentimes it's not. >> you can be lucky your entire life. but that one time that a noisy voltage goes up the cable and damages the inside of your phone, your phone may be totally dead. >> experts say your best bet is to get your cable at an apple store. it does cost the earth. gma has a full investigation on chargers coming up at 7:00. >> i have those $9.00 ones from amazon. now you have me worried. >> you know the risk. we're getting a closer look at how serious the damage was to a southwest airlines engine was that exploded mid fleet. the national transportation safety board released several photos as they continue their investigation.
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one photo shows the damage inflicted to the front edge of the left wing. according to investigators, the pilots struggled to handle the plane after an engine blew apart at 32,000 feet. engine fragments broke a window. investigators say other blades in the engine were nicked, but showed no signs of cracking. a woman was killed during the incident. in today's gma "first look," a nebraska family is looking for answers after their son ended up in the hospital following a prom night hypnosis session. >> here is abc's lindsey davis. >> reporter: take a look at this post prom video. a nebraska high school supposed to ensure students stayed safe. watch as 17-year-old jaylin cox falls to the ground prompting gasps in the audience. his parents fear he hit his head. his mom describes alarming behavior when his date brought him back home. >> going in and out of consciousness. >> reporter: they immediately
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took him to the hospital. jaylin's mom says her son volunteered for the hypnosis. jaylin says he has no memory of what happened. while the bellevue school district says it was hosted by the school, but put on by volunteer parents. jaylin's parents want to know why their son was allowed to be hypnotized without their consent. coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll take a look at the possible dangers of hypnosis on children. i'm lindsey davis, nbc news, new york. a bear broke into a home in north lake tahoe and of course went straight for the food. the residents called police who eventually chased the bear out of the house. police are using this as a reminder to let you know, if you're heading to tahoe, make sure you lock up the food inside and outside your home. >> he's awfully cute. >> very cute, but i think he can do some damage. >> the black bear diner is a couple of buildings down. >> they have nice pancakes.
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>> they do actually. that would be nice this morning, wouldn't it? >> every morning. >> maybe you can take a look at what's going on outside and be happy with what the forecast holds. as we're looking at sfo, could have delays this morning. we'll keep an eye on it. i'll keep an eye on it for you. faster sunshine. that's my first accuweather highlight. more clouds and cool again tonight. kind of a repeat. dry this weekend but a little bit of a cooling trend. today is going to be the warmest day this week. notice the cloud deck not nearly as solid as it was yesterday. let's watch how clickly it goes back to the coast. yeah, way faster than yesterday. several hours faster. in fact, just about everybody is clear by noon except for the coast. you'll clear out a little bit during the afternoon hours while the rest of us are seeing high clouds, a little bit of those and sunshine. even at 7:00, the clouds not yet ready to leave the coast and start marching to the east.
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low to mid 80s in morgan hill and gilroy. san jose at 78 degrees. 67 in millbrae and low to mid 70s for the rest of the peninsula. we'll be flirting with 60 along the coast today to mid 60s downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. that's exactly where we should be for this time of year. mid to upper 70s, very comfortable for the north bay valleys. upper 60s to low 70s along the east bayshore taking you to union city and fremont. my accuweather seven-day forecast, this pattern is speaking, and then two days of cooling and then temperatures speaking and two days of cooling and temperatures speaking. it continues. that's interesting. here is alexis. >> definitely a pattern emerging, mike. unfortunately we have this crash on discovery bay on westbound highway 4 that has both left lanes blocked at discovery bay
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boulevard. two smaller vehicles and then a semi involved in this crash and one of those smaller vehicles flipped over. we have injuries as well. still waiting for a tow truck to arrive at the scene. looking at about a 30-minute desleigh. unfortunately no great alternates around this stretch. if you can take i-5 either north or south out of stockton, that's probably going to be your best bet. that's a long reroute for you. westbound 205 to 580, looking okay out of the tracy area, 13 miles an hour and 16 miles an how respectively. friday light volumes. a man in san francisco whose criminal case will be released from custody. 64-year-old kenneth humphrey is accused of stealing $5.00 and a bottle of cologne from a number. humphrey spent a year in jail because he can't afford to post his $350,000 bail.
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there was a ruling judges must can be finances when considering bail. chevron will pay richmond $5 million for this massive refinery fire. it ends the lawsuit. city officials say chevonne is not admitting fault and chevron is not forced toic ma any changes to the refinery. richmond plans to use the money for infrastructure. chevron believes the settlement is a fair resolution and looks forward to continuing a cooperative relationship. nasa is about to launch another spacecraft destined for mars. it's been six years since the last landing there. tomorrow the spacecraft is set to launch from california's vandenberg air force base. a geologist will dig deeper than ever before to take a temperature of the red planet. the first time nasa launched an interplanetary mission from the west coast.
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b.a.r.t. and vta have not planned properly for construction and parking near sap center. federal investigators were tracking michael cohen's phone calls in the days before his home and office were raided. cohen is president trump's personal attorney. number five, you ready for a bounce back in temperatures and more sunshine? that's what i've got today in your accuweather forecast. about five to ten degrees warmer than yesterday. number six, we have a crash in discovery bay that is adding about 30 minutes to the westbound highway 4 commute. the crash at discovery bay boulevard. looks like crews are alternating traffic through the area with two lanes blocked on the westbound side. this involves a flipped vehicle and some injuries. working on getting tow trucks to the scene right now. may the fourth be with you. it is star wars day. expect lots of social media about everything star wars. >> disney is of course the parent company of abc 7. a dog is rekofing after an
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unusual rescue in petaluma. >> a fox tirier got her paw wedged between a house and a concrete slab. they say that dog was trapped for about 90 minutes. >> poor thing. other than being shaken up by the whole or deal, the dog is expected to be fine. the homeowner thinks the dog may have been chasing mice. >> my dog would have done that if there were barely a treat there. looks like he's already all right. coming back with another 90 minutes of news. the third lane in the san rafael is already happening. a warning from twitter, change your password right now. evacuations under way on evacuations under way on hawaii's big island as the crystal geyser alpine spring water starts here, evacuations under way on hawaii's big island as the passes through here, and is bottled right here. at the mountain source. naturally. crystal geyser is the
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'tis the 4th of may. thank you for joining us. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. warmest day of the week. >> let's take a look at what's going on and map out the day for you so you can make your plans. so we do have a little bit of fog with visibilities a mile or greater around santa rosa and napa. here is a look at that accuweather 12-hour day planner. upper 40s to low 50s at 7:00. mostly cloudy conditions. it will be brighter, faster and warmer by lunch. 66 around the bay to 72 inland. look at that 72 around the bay at 4:00 to 80 inland. building warmth throughout the afternoon hours. a comfortable evening away from the coast. grab the coat at the coast, 54
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degrees. >> we are taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we are friday night so far this morning and no official word yet that those metering lights are turned on. we may be cruising through pretty late. it is friday, so mostly friday light volumes and i bet they will be soon if they haven't already. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, slow here, too. you near the yellow at 40 minutes. southbound 680, dublin to mission boulevard. a crash north of 880. no delays through that stretch, still 15 minutes. northbound 805 to cupertino looking great at 16 minutes. you're in the green. >> breaking news from the abc 7 live desk. >> we're following breaking national news, an atf agent in chicago has been shot. he's critically injured right now. there is a such for the suspect under way. these are live images coming in to our live desk. you can see what a massive response is out there. our abc sister station in chicago reporting the agent was shot in the head during an
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undercover federal investigation. happened on the south side of chicago. atf was working with chicago police as well. they are looking for a suspect or suspects. no other agents or officers were hurt. we do hope to get some better information throughout the day as this continues. the federal government is taking the lead role in this. back to you. >> jessica, thank you. >> it's 5:32. this morning people in mill valley trying to figure out a motive for a shooting that killed one person and left the 80-year-old gunman dead. >> the shooting caused chaos as people ran from the gunfire. abc news reporter amy hollyfield live in mill valley. amy. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. the apartment complex is quiet this morning. police have left the scene. take a look at what it looked like yesterday. the call came in just before 3:30 to come to e o oh that there was an active shooter in mill valley. police issued a shelter in place order for the neighborhood around this complex at blythedale avenue and tower drive in mill valley.
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they discovered a man and woman who had been shot. that helped get the victims to a waiting ambulance. one woman described the relationship between those involved. >> i didn't see anything and i heard the shots. i know they shot our landlord and killed his daughter. i don't know if he's okay yet. she was the sweetest girl, like in her 20s. >> reporter: look at this dramatic moment captured from sky 7, the s.w.a.t. team storming into the apartment where the shooter barricaded himself. they found that he had died of a gunshot wound. residents describe him as a man in his 80s. the woman who was shot was also killed and the man who was shot is in intensive care. live in mill valley, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. back here at the live desk, want to tell you quickly something else i'm really
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keeping my eye on this morning, the situation in hawaii. right now more than 1,800 people evacuated on the big island following the eruption of the kilauea volcano. that number new from last hour. it was higher than we first reported. i want to show you this. it's incredible video that we have. lava bubbling up from a crack in the street, the magna spreading all across the island. the national guard has been activated. fema also is mobilizing resources right now. so far no injuries reported. the eruption happened six hours after a magnitude five quake shook the island. a sunken sailboat in pacifica is a hazard to surfers. the owners say they don't have the money to remove it. the boat ran aground last weekend at linda mar beach. the four-person crew is now stuck. they're in a hotel room living
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on donations. they say sea conditions just overwhelmed them. >> it wasn't really a matter of running aground so much as we were pushed aground. once the rip tides caught us in the bay, they pushed us faster and faster. >> the boat is barely visible in the water and moving with the tides. it could cost tens of thousands to remove the wreckage. sky 7 captured incredible video of the boat salvage attempt. you can watch it on in the north bay, 42 pigs are safe after flames came dangerously close to them inside a high school barn. abc 7 news was at santa rosa high school as school staff checked on the barn. the press democrat reports that flames were spotted in the eves. crews put out the flames in about 11 minutes. hey, sawdust and shelving inside the barn were burned. no structural damage or pigs hurt. officials don't know the cause but say there were heat lamps inside the barn to keep the
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animals warm. if you or on twitter, change your password right now. a bug may have compromised all 330 million users passwords. >> a bug allowed unencrypted passwords to be stored in an internal database. if anyone hacked in, they could have accessed the passwords. twitter has fixed the bug and says there's no indication of a breach. >> i got the notification that should secure my account by changing my password. >> if someone hacked it or something, it would have been a big issue. we'll definitely change the passwords. >> some experts say you should days and make sure they are long and complicated. an initiative to protect your privilege see online is a step closer to the ballot. backers turned in 625,000 signatures to try to get it before voters in november. the california consumer privacy
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act is aimed at letting people see what personal information businesses collect and block corporations from selling it. at&t, comcast, verizon and google are fighting the measure. facebook dropped its opposition after a privacy breach that affected 87 million of its users. a miami police officer suspended after video appears to show him kicking a car thief suspect in the head during an arrest. a witness says the suspect was already handcuffed after officers chased him. >> he basically put his hands up like this and got on his knees, and then the police told him lay down, lay down, lay down. he laid down. seconds after that, here comes the other police running and hit him in the face like he was a football. >> the state attorney's office is launching its own investigation. happening today, president trump will address a gathering of the national rifle association. >> more than 70,000 members will be meeting in dallas. this will be mr. trump's fourth visit to the organization.
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you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's start with temperatures. you head into the east bai hills. orinda at 49. san leandro the coolest at 50. everybody else about 51 to 53 degrees in hayward and also in union city. let's take a look elsewhere. low to mid 50s from san francisco down the peninsula into the south bay. for most of our inland east bay neighborhoods, pleasanton about 49. we have that sem temperature in albany and also in napa. pacifica about 48 degrees. here is a look at san rafael -- this is in the area that's not seen the fog just quite yet. it probably won't. so we'll go with mostly cloudy conditions, and for your commute planner, it's going to be good for driving, ferry or mass transit. a little cool this morning. warm this afternoon. check out the north bay this afternoon. what really sticks out are the 70s that start around noon and last all the way through 6:00.
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we'll start off at 48. quite a bit of warming. one last stop, let's head over to the east bay where we've got 54 degrees with cloudy conditions. partly sunny, 59 at 10:00. mostly sunny at noon and 67. low to mid 70s from 1:00 through 5:00. grab a coat if you're heading out this seechk, 61 degrees. alexis, still an issue in discovery bay. >> things just improved. we've been watching this crash for the last hour or so. we had a rollover crash, a semi and two other vehicles involved with injuries. just got the all-clear from chp. the lanes opened back up. this crash was around discovery bay boulevard. we were talking about some 30, 40-minute delays on the westbound side for folks approaching. i believe they were doing one-way traffic control to get the folks on the westbound side around it. they were alternating that eastbound traffic. we have residual delays. i am pretty hopeful this will
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clear out quickly. we'll check that again in ten minutes. also official word that the bay bridge metering lights have been flipped on. 5:33 this morning, just another indication. pretty friday light volumes. two weeks ago, a third eastbound lane was opened up on the richmond-san rafael bridge to ease traffic. apparently it has been a rousing success. data collected by the metropolitan transportation commission calculates roughly 2500 hours in savings every day for drivers between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. tuesday through thursday on the bridge. now attention is being directed at the now closed westbound third lane on the upper deck to see if opening it would be feasible for cars. an armed suspect runs from police, but a good samaritan takes matters into his own hands, or actually his own feet. >> we're getti
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it's 5:43 on a friday. congratulations. temperatures warming across the entire state with sunshine. look at these mid 80s to 90 through the central valley. l.a. to near 100. 77 with sunshine in san diego. monterey, afternoon sunshine and 64. yosemite sunny and 68. partly cloudy in tahoe and about 68. check it out. this is a live shot. look at all the melting taking place with these temperatures that are so far above average.
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average high is 60. we'll be in the mid 60s most days, even monday and tuesday in the mid 70s. time to get ready for those spring and summer sports up in the high country. >> thanks, mike... fancy foot work helped stop a man running with a gun. >> bill was walking with a cane waiting outside a library. the video shows bill sticking out his leg. >> that's incredible. >> bill explains how it all went down. >> once he got to the building, he was going to have to go left or right. if he went to the right, he would run straight to the police. if he went left, he'll go right to me. he went one way, the gun went another. he went after it to try to retrieve the gun. that's when i ducked out of the way. >> police say they recovered a gun and the suspect went to jail.
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>> ream slick and walks away like nothing happened. palo alto police asking for help in identifying a burglary suspect who stole a safe from a home. please take a look at your screen. two images were captured by surveillance camera. this happened on wednesday afternoon on west crescent drive. the victim told police the man entered her home through an unlocked sliding door in the back yard. she says the man took a medium size safe, it had jewelry and a suitcase inside. pg&e is making less money and blaming the north bay wildfires. it says the erpgs were down because of costs related to the fires. the company still made $442 million in the last quarter. pg&e is also facing several lawsuits which blame the company's equipment for causing the fires. the cause, by the way, has not been determined. new details this morning on uc berkeley's plan to renovate people's park. poem's park the site of anti-war protests in the '60s. currently a haven for people who are homeless and drug users.
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earlier this week we reported the university plans to build permanent housing on the side. there will be a marker honoring the park's legacy and recreational space. 5:46. may the 4th be with you. it is official star wars day. >> lucas films and disney want you to break out your best chewbacca impression for charity. they're calling this roar for change. it's tied to the release of "solo, a star wars story." director ron hourld explains. >> just record and upload your very best chewy roar. post, like or share using #roarforchange. >> $1.00 donated to unicef for every post, like or share. by the way, solo, a star wars story comes out on may 25th. mike, it is your moment. we've been waiting for this.
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>> you've had a full hour. >> are you ready? >> i'm going to save it for charity. >> oh, come on, mike. we'll clip this and post it on the air. >> yeah, we'll pull it. >> i don't see any of you guys jumping in. i tried during the commercial break. >> i can vouch for him. it was really bad. >> you have the best and deepest voice. >> sorry. can't do it. >> mike, mike, mike. >> feel like eminem in the eight mile when he gets booed off the stage. that's me. now you know how my wife feels, guys, disappointed. >> wow. >> shame on me. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. >> thanks for steering the car the other way. appreciate that. let's move on. a look at mt. tam. low clouds, high clouds, a ra an of colors. for tonight, it's going to be
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cool, mostly cloudy once again. seasonal to above average highs all the way through the extended even if they're not quite as warm as today. you can see the low clouds, the grayer of the clouds, kind of broken this morning. the high clouds, the whiter clouds are also broken. we expect a quick transition to a mostly sunny afternoon. for san francisco, that means 64 downtown. that's one of the warm spots, south san francisco 66. we've got the marina 62. balboa park about 60. daly city about 59. let's head over to the east bay where we have temperatures in the low to mid 70s except for berkeley and oakland at about 68 degrees. let's take a look at the peninsula where we have mainly mid to upper 70s. you go on the coast side, 61 at half moon bay. cooler on the bay side around san mateo at 70. north bay, mid to upper 70s here with 75 in santa rosa. cooler in sausalito as you would expect. 65. down in the south bay, mid 70s to upper 70s. then you look at morgan hill and gilroy, low to mid 80s there. as far as the inland areas of
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the east bay go, 80 for a lot of us. temperatures tonight, about the same as this morning, upper 40s to mid 50s. my accuweather forecast, temperature spikes today, two days of cooling, temperature spikes monday, two days of cooling, temperatures spike again thursday. get ready for a seesaw. heading back to discovery bay, all lanes are back open following a rollover crash on westbound highway 4 around discovery bay boulevard. not thinning out as quickly as i hoped. still several miles of backup. however, the drive time and delay slowly coming down. at worst about a 35-minute delay. now down to about 20 minutes. if you can delay your trip longer, i think that will improve greatly. we have reports of a motorcycle down blocking the left lane of the ramp. it's not impacting the main lanes of 205. westbound 580 into dublin just 42 minutes.
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westbound 4 antioch to concord in the green at 16. southbound 101, san rafael into san francisco, in the green at 16 minutes. quickly want to jump in. the newest jobs report is notable. unemployment fell to just 3.9% in april. that's the lowest unemployment rate since december 2000. labor department says we added 164,000 jobs last month. the report also shows unemployment among african-americans at 6.6%. that is actually the lowest on record since the year 1972. we're going to see how stocks react when the markets open in less than an hour. back to you. the warriors in new orleans this morning ready for games three and four of their playoff series against the pelicans. >> the dubs left the bay area yesterday, leading the series two games to none. game three is tonight. game four is sunday and you can watch it right here on abc 7.
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coverage starts at noon. stay with us for after the game with all the highlights and live postgame interviews. training camps for the wnba are under way. the general manager of last year's championship team says they still haven't received an invitation from the white house. the minnesota lynx won seven months ago. they say, quote, it's hard to believe that gender is not playing the role because of the consistency in which men's teams are being celebrated. the white house has not yet responded ato requests for comments. amazon could have the solution to finding the right fit when shopping online. it involves just a couple of clicks. first, we'll explain why people are recording themselves waking up their family and friends. a new study finds foods
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5:49 on friday. a's intown to take on the orioles. cool at the coliseum, 62 dropping down to 56. dress appropriately. new developments on the paroled sex offender. 46-year-old stephen hoke taken into custody in barstow yesterday afternoon. he was on parole from a sex crime in oregon. he faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. on tuesday he led police through hollywood, bakersfield, eventually evading officers. his 3-year-old son and 11-month-old daughter were unharmed. the american red cross is
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trying to raise awareness about smoke alarms. >> here is one way to do it. jimmy kimmel asking staff members to make creative wake-up calls. [ chime ]. >> what are you doing? >> it's for the red cross thing. >> oh, that poor woman. with similar bowls in the middle of the night. to take the challenge, you have to record a video of waking someone up and post it on social media. the american red cross is in the process of installing 100,000 free smoke alarms by may 13th. >> don't do it to anyone who has a weapon nearby or large object. if you're a woman trying to get pregnant, it might be a good idea to eat more proof. >> researchers followed nearly 5,600 women who wanted to conceive. those who ate fruit less than one to three times a month took a month longer to get pregnant
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than those who ate fruit three or more times a day. those who ate fast food four or more times a week took a month longer to get pregnant than those who rarely or never ate fast food. interestingly, greenleaf fi vegetables made no difference. a new problem in the northbound. northbound 101 south of the 580 merge. a four to five vehicle crash blocking the two right lanes. not hearing about injuries yet. as far as i know, we don't have anyone with serious injuries. the northbound side of the road is not looking terrible. southbound 680 through walnut creek filling in. looking at friday light volumes. head back to the central valley in just a few. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's take a look at the beach. 58 in bodega bay. low 60s at ocean beach and half moon bay.
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64 monterey to 74. this is going to be the brightest and warmest day of the weekend. by sunday, look at this. we'll have fog in the morning, partly sunny. it's going to be breezy with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s, only low to mid 60s down in the monterey bay. look at that temperature, 52 to 53 degrees in the water. next at 6:00, the san jose sharks taking on b.a.r.t. over the south bay extension. why they want to block the project. >> two men who worked at the hunter's point cleanup say soil samples were
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crystal geyser alpine springpasses through here, and is bottled right here. at the mountain source. naturally. crystal geyser is the only major u.s spring water bottled at the mountain source. naturally.
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geyser! [echo]stal! [echo] crystal! [echo] geyser! [echo] crystal geyser. always bottled at the mountain source. naturally. we made it to friday. thanks for being here on this may 4th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. warmer temperatures today? >> our warmest day of the week absolutely. we'll start with showing you why
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with live doppler 7. no green, no rain. notice the gray, the clouds not nearly as thick or widespread. we have a little fog across the north bay. i'll take a look at that coming up. first i want to show you this absolutely stunning sunrise developing from mt. tamalpais. i'll put this on social media coming up. temperatures upper 40s to low 50s at 7:00. mid to upper 50s at the coast. we go from 66 to 73 to 50s, 60s and 70s at what about this morning, alex i is? >> westbound highway 4 a rollover crash. the backup not improving over the last 20 minutes or so since the lanes reopened. could be just those volumes filling in and really the original backup not having much time to clear out. certainly expect delays


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