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minutes. new this morning, the emergency room at valley medical center in san jose had to be put on lockdown after a hazmat situation there. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at the hospital with details on how many people were exposed to the chemical. hi, matt. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. this is where it all went down, right in this parking lot right outside the emergency room. that's where the decontamination process took place. san jose fire was called to valley medical center about 11:45 to help with a possible hazmat situation. hospital workers needed help with the decontamination procedure. this started as a patient was flown in on a medical helicopter. firefighters contacted the patient's employer to find out what substance he and the medical staff was exposed to. they isolated the patient and staff. >> we were able to determine that it was just stuff that needed to be deconned with soap and water. we were able to do that with the
assistance of valley medical personnel. >> the helipad was shut down as they worked on getting the helicopter decontaminated. firefighters say this is not normal here but all the proper procedures were followed. live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. happening today, state regulators expected to give solar power a big boost. the state energy commission is set to vote on rules that would require solar panels in most new comes in california starting in two years. it would apply to buildings three stories or left. remodeled homes would be exempt. it's expected to add about $9,000 to the cost of a new home. a quick update on your weather and traffic. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. >> thanks, guys. $9,000, that's not bad compared to what a lot of us already paid for solar panels. you can see it's about a mile at half moon bay and not hitting
many of our reporting stations until you get the petaluma. rest assured, if you're driving into any elevation, you will drive into mist and fog. what you're going to see is temperatures are much milder than they were at this time yesterday. a lot of low to upper 50s out the there. even a 60 out there. san jose at 61. we'll take a look at our coolest day and see if those are still in the weekend forecast. >> taking a look at some of that mist and fog we have out there this morning. we do have visibility issues in a few areas. this is a live look at emeryville. i know i used my wipers a couple times coming in with that mist on my windshield. not a major factor, but something to keep in mind for this morning's commute and no delays through the emeryville area as you make your way towards the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound 580 trace si to dublin
we have a disabled vehicle around grant line road. you were in the red a couple minutes ago. back in the yellow now. westbound 4 antioch to concord, looking great, 13 minutes for you. southbound 101, san rafael to san francisco wide open at 16 minutes. on to the sad story. this morning counselors will be available to students and faculty at san ramon valley high school after the sudden death of a high school freshman in the school pool. >> a memorial was held last night. 15-year-old ben curry was found in the pool after a fourth period pe class. danville police still don't know what happened. curry was found at the bottom of the pool, and efforts to revive him failed. police say they are making this case a priority. to take action, find your ally, go to our website,
this morning i'm tracking fallout from the u.s. exit from the iran nuclear deal. there was a shocking protest only a short time ago overnight by iranian leaders. look at this. iran lawmakers burned a paper u.s. flag and a symbolic copy of the iran deal and chanted death to america. iran's parliament speaker then said president trump, quote, does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues and he also said, quote, it is obvious that trump only understands the language of force. pesident trump pulled out of the iran nuclear deal yesterday as you may know. leaders of france, germany, as well as the uk all say they have, quote, have regret and concern at president trump's decision. this morning they are calling for iran to maintain its commitments under the deal. i'll keep watching developments throughout the morning. secretary of state mike pompeo is in north korea this
morningalizing details of the planned summit between president trump and kim jong-un. this morning he told a senior north korean official the u.s. wants to resolve differences between the two nations but says challenges remain. pompeo will press for the release of three american citizens that north korea is holding. there are signs it may be ready to release them. this is pompeo's second visit to that country. he was there over easter weekend. the second batch of the new b.a.r.t. rails got the green light. another ten-car train will roll onto the tracks by next week. the state public utilities commission approved the train yesterday. the new rail cars will run on both the richmond-fremont line and the warms springs-daly city line. officials expect to have 80 new cars in service. embattled judge aaron persky is breaking his silence about a recall effort against him. it began after he gave just a
six-month sentence to brock turner, the former stanford stew opportunity convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. the judge says he can't speak about the place but says why he hasn't said anything until yesterday. >> i think judges should typically zip it and take the heat, take the criticism. it's only when you get to a point where there's a very real chance that the recall will be successful it gets serious for me. >> the recall is on the june 5th ballot. persky says if it's successful, it may untd mine the public's confidence that judges will make tough calls. >> the plan to build massive tums to divert water to central and southern california is getting a big boost. the sclera water district is committing up to $650 mill i don't know to willed those tunnels. supporters say the $17 billion project will provide water to areas that need it badly.
environmental groups say the tunnels will harm wildlife and water quality in san francisco bay. >> what a big relief for a heartbroken dog owner in san francisco. she has found her stolen pug, and here they are reunited. stephanie lee had been searching for filo last week. a woman who saw the story on the news thought she spotted the dochlgt lee discovered that filo had been sold and was in oakland. she took him to the vet last night and he seems just fine. for the fourth straight season, the warriors have advanced to the western conference finals. >> last night golden state closed out the pelicans 113-104 in game five. the warriors will have several days to prepare for the u.s. top seed, the houston rockets. tickets for games three, four and six at oracle arena go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. games one and two are in houston. the series opener happens monday at 6:00 p.m.
you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's start with temperatures in san francisco. pretty mild out there. ocean beach, castro, mission, glenn park, excelsior and bayview at 55. here is a look at the fog and mist hanging around. this is the golden gate bridge looking newspaper. we'll have to slow down, maybe use the windshield wipers a couple of times. maybe put a caution on there for that. it will be good this afternoon. your commute on the roads, a small craft advisory, but it's across the entire bay, not just north of the bay bridge like it was yesterday. now it's south of the bay bridge. it's going to be cool tomorrow if you're taking mass transit. you can see everything in yellow from 1:00 to 9:00, rather breezy with west winds gusting from 30 to 35 miles per hour. that means the cooling is going to reach all of our neighborhoods today. we start in the east bay valleys
at 60, 71 at noon. mid 70s during the afternoon hours. pretty comfortable even if we don't get total sunshine and it is breezy from time to time. same thing in the north bay, fog and cloudiness at 8:00 and 56. we'll break out to partly cloudy conditions by noon. back to 62 by 8:00. we'll bring alexis in. we know my story of the morning. what anybody else's story on the roads this morning? >> nothing quite as exciting as your start to the day which is obviously good news. we don't have any major delays right now. a bit of reduced visibility. we don't have any dense fog advisories. looking pretty foggy on the golden gate bridge as mike just showed us. you can see some of that mist, a few drops on our traffic camera lens for the san mateo bridge. no heavy volumes, westbound 92 looking fine. yesterday this was a trouble spot early in the morning, we had a crash past the miss span. today nothing blocking. pretty much the entire bay area
looking good, mass transit included. ace 1, great news, those gps issues have been resolved. you can use their website once again to track ace 1, and that is on time today. 26 b.a.r.t. trains in service. no delays there. normal service, no delays for the san francisco ferry. pg&e bracing for another dangerous fire season. a look at what happens inside of this room to try to prevent disasters like the north bay wildfires. >> a sudden shortage of a lifesaving drug. the limit at least one bay area hospital is putting on epipens. the new images coming in of
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and get screened for colorectal cancer. screening saves lives! all right. let's take a look at what's going on around the state today, a couple of things stick out. the 107 in palm springs. a little milder around los angeles. 76. morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. after the morning clouds we'll have a little sunshine around monterey because it's going to be so breezy and 62. nearing 90 in fresno. low to mid 80s with mostly sunny conditions. partly sunny and eureka at 60. no more flirting with record highs in tahoe. i'm putting together the seven-day forecast. i have three chances for thunderstorms so far.
plus our accuweather forecast coming up soon. just coming in, we're finally hearing from some of those passengers on a delta air lines flight that were forced to evacuate using emergency slides at delta international airport, and it's all after a chemical smell in the cabin. you may have already seen this story online, perhaps on your phone of the flight from detroit to denver, had to make that emergency exit. passengers actually reported smoke and a smell within the cabin, a chemical smell when that plane was taxiing to the terminal. 146 people on board. they had to use the emergency slides to get out. listen to some of these new interviews from them. >> great flight up until when we landed here on the runway and we were taxiing and the cabin started filling with smoke. >> she started barking before everybody else smelled it. i knew right away something was wrong. >> something was definitely wrong. airline and airport officials
say no flames were ever found on board that plane, only minor injuries were reported. >> concern about a shortage of epipens has prompted kaiser to limit the drug's supply. kaiser says it's providing only one syringe at a time. a patient advocacy group says 45 states have reported a shortage of the allergy shots. the drugmaker says it's experiencing manufacturing delays because of a new process flowing complaints about defective epipens. >> we still don't have an official cause of the north bay wildfires. that hasn't stopped hundreds of lawsuits from blaming pg&e. now the utility is opening a center to try to get a handle on the next potential disaster. abc reporter vic lee has story. >> reporter: in northern and central california they'll coordinate efforts with first responders and deploy their own
firefighting teams headed by partners, capstone fire and safety management. >> the risk during wildfire season is so great that we thought we need to have a stand up specialized function looking at wildfirs. >> reporter: critical is the weather station which kicks back weather reports from high-risk fire zones that tracks and monitors the area. this is also where pg&e will make the controversial decision to shut off power. >> the risk of a fire starting and spreading is so seve z a last resort, shutting down the power makes sense. >> reporter: the op center comes on the heels of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the city, the north bay fires where more than 6,000 homes destroyed, 40 people killed. the santa rosa fire department says at least two fires were caused when pge's power lines arced, setting fires to dry vegetation. the utility has been slapped
with more than 100 lawsuits including one by sonoma county. pg&e says the north bay fires were mott the reason for the new op center. >> it really is recognizing that conditions have changed, continued to change and it's really focusing on those conditions. >> the lawsuits, were they a major factor? >> not a factor at all. >> reporter: well, both the state puc and cal fire are investigating the north bay fires to find out what caused them. most of the lawsuits, by the way, claim the utility failed to maintain and repair its power lines and that pg&e did a poor job of clearing vegetation from around their lines. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> mike, i want to ask how is our fire season looking right now? >> right now it's okay. you notice every day things get browner and browner. that means it's going to get worse and worse. we were watching friday night into saturday for gusty winds. still need to see if those
materialize. right now things are still too green. wait until we get keeper into the summer and then you know things are going to be pretty bad. let's show you what's going on. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. there's that area of low pressure, still spinning to the north, still bringing rain to the pacific northwest, but not us. a little mist out there. i doubt anything is going to hit the bucket and become measurable. just kind of damp for the morning commute. we'll have mostly sunny conditions today. you can definitely see a drawback in the temperatures. low to mid 70s through most of the south bay. gilroy possibly 80. a mid to upper 60s on the peninsula. head over to the coast where it will be partly sunny. temperatures in the upper 50s. we'll have mid 60s in downtown san francisco and sausalito, 69 in petaluma. along the east bayshore we'll have temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. as you head towards orinda and hercules, possibly 70 there. the san ramon valley, low to mid
70s. 77 in brentwood will be one of the warm spots. tonight a dry cold front sweeping through. these going to be 40s, low to mid 50s for the rest of us. my accuweather seven-day forecast, after today being one of the coolest days, we'll book end the seven-day forecast with our coolest days today and next tuesday. in between, how about mid to upper 80s friday and saturday. low to mid sixties at the coast. >> we have one new issue to talk about and ton the antioch bridg two-car crash, blocking both lanes right now. as far as we know, no traffic is getting by. a slight delay on the approach. that's not too busy at this early hour, but fire and ambulance were dispatched to the scene. keeping a close eye on that this morning. the bay bridge toll plaza, once again we have a stackup in the
cash lanes. no issues there if you're traveling via fast track through the middle or car pool lanes. definitely keep that in mind. it may take a few extra minutes if you're paying cash. metering lights should flip on in about 30 minutes. google using artificial intelligence can impersonate a human. >> in today's tech bites, google has a new voice. >> the company unveiled a service that makes reservations, appointments, and it sounds just like a human. >> hi, i'd like to reserve a table for wednesday the 7th. >> for seven people? >> it's for four people. >> freaky. the feature will be rolling out as an expert to the coming weeks. uber has unveiled details on its proposed flying taxi. >> they'll be able to carry four passengers above 1,000 feet. they hope to start testing flying taxis by 2020.
welcome back. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. at 4:54 on this wednesday, we're looking at high amounts of tree pollen once again, moderate amounts of pass. the uv index will be high which means a burn factor of 15 to 25 minutes if you don't protect your skin. take a look at this. gas station surveillance camera shows an 11-year-old girl jumping out of a moving suv while it's being carjacked. the girl's father then jumped on the hood of a sudden that pulled up on the driver's side of the suv. the sedan drives out of view with the father still on it. seconds later, the father walks back in view of the camera and embraces his daughter. this happened friday morning in aurora, illinois. police pursue the suv and caught the suspect a short time later. police say somehow neither the girl or the father got hurt in the incident. >> from 7 on your side, a
possible $1200 payout for someone who received marketing calls from dish network. is that you? a judge ruled they violated the consumer protection act by making 51,000 calls to people on the do not call list. 18,000 people received those calls and they are now owed money. there's a website to enter your phone number and say yes or no. go to abc7news.com for the link. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk about the a's game. it's a day game today. you'll see increasing sunshine today. but it will be breezy and the temperatures pretty comfortable, even if you're sending in the sunshine. we start at 12:35 at 62. the winds will be 15, maybe 20 miles per hour when they gust up at times today. we lost yesterday, lost the day before. so hopefully win this game and salvage it across the way there. much better news at oracle arena. hopefully the a's can get some of that magic from the warriors.
alexis has a look at one of the mistier areas. >> yes. pretty sure you'll have to use the wipers this morning if you're coming in from the north bay. here is our live look at golden gate bridge, although i think we've got one car heading southbound across golden gate. not going to have a lot of company, not the best driving conditions, not too terrible either. make sure you increase the following distance a bit. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, 55 minutes. a crash around grant line road has been off on the shoulder, but that's slower than normal. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard is looking good at 14. the infamous dine and dash dater has done it again. this time the 45-year-old pasadena man left his unsuspecting date inside a local restaurant with a $130 bill. >> ordered a salad with shrimp, filet mignon. all of a sudden, my phone is
dying. i'm waiting on a call for my mom about my aunt. i'm going to go to the car to get my charger. my first comment was, you're not coming back? >> paul gonzalez has been accused of the same routine for years. four other women recently came forward with similar stories about him. police are investigating the incidents. >> what a slime ball. >> yeah. >> your voice, your vote. next at 5:00 a.m., the big takeaways from yesterday's governor's debate. >> new developments on san francisco's police chief and the chance of him leading us to los angeles. >> an update on the emergency situation in hawaii as lava continues to flow. new evacuations are under way right now. getting an encouraging update on how effective t
this is what it looks like when the weather and the traffic worlds combine. heavy fog for your commute on the golden gate bridge right now. >> we promise the golden gate bridge tower is there but you can't see it. good morning and thank you for being here on this wednesday, may 9th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's head to meteorologist mike nicco. >> reggie, natasha, hi, everybody. the winds gusting 21 at sfo. ten miles an hour or faster in oakland, concord, napa, petaluma at 18. it's drawn in the cloud deck in gray for all of our neighborhoods and it has more moisture. emeryville almost looking like the golden gate bridge this