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if you enjoyed yesterday's morning drizzle-fest, you're in for a real treat this morning. looking live at the exploratorium camera. >> another day, another soggy start. outside lands and cluster fest, you get a front row seat and it's free. >> we can't even see the sales force tower this morning. good morning on this wednesday, may 23rd. > let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco. >> more drizzle than mist this morning. there's a little fog trying to develop along the coast and also up towards petaluma, so something we'll keep an eye on for you. you can see the deck of the golden gate bridge is wet. in fact, many areas slick this morning because of the drizzle being heavier. here is a look at my accuweather 12-hour planner i put together for you. temperatures about the same, low to mid 50s.
afternoon hours, temperatures warmer with a little more sunshine, still cooler than average. 55 at the coast at noon. mid to upper 60s at 4:00. all of us to upper 50s to low 60s by 7 clog. let's talk about the slick commute. >> several spinout crashes here this morning mike already. probably will continue as we have these conditions this morning. i want to take you back up to the richmond area. i don't believe this was a spinout crash, but it involved the box truck that hit some barrels that were off on the shoulder. for a brief time we had the right lane blocked. this is west 80 in the richmond stretch just before cutting boulevard. chp says all lanes are back open so they have this contained to the right shoulder. hopefully that delay will thin out quickly. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet. that should happen around 5:20, 5:25. a purse snatcher who targets elderly women is on the run.
one of his recent victims, a 93-year-old woman is still in the hospital. >> police are hoping you can identify this person. abc 7 news report are amy hollyfield is live in concord this morning. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. concord police have a very clear picture of who they think did this. take a look. if you know this man, if you recognize him, concord police would like to hear from you. the police officers think this is the man who stole the purses of two women, ages 93 and 64. they believe he got away in a white car, possibly a chevy malibu. officers say he has a tattoo on his right forearm. this happened at the bank of america in sun valley mall in concord just after 4:00 on friday. officers say the 93-year-old woman was knocked to the ground. she was hurt. is still in the hospital. >> live in concord, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. 5:02.
a pittsburg man faces charges with a series of gold chain snatchings in fremont. this footage led to his arrest. you can see the man violently grabbing a woman's gold chain from her neck. the robber targeted women of east indian descent. officers arrested jermaine smith who currently faces one count of robbery. they say he has a criminal history including a previous robbery charge. a judge expected to decide where the domestic violence case against ruben faster will proceed to trial. last thursday his ex-alyssa ennis admitted to making the entire story up. she accused him of punching and dragging her by her hair because she wanted to get back at him for breaking up with her. we'll update you as soon as we hear a decision. this morning we're hearing from passengers after a plane clipped the wing of another
plane in southern california late last night. a delta plane was being taxied into the gate at hollywood burbank airport when it clipped wings with an empty united plane. no one was hurt, but passengers definitely felt it. >> we're on a delta plane. i guess they hit the continental plane and told us it was parked out too far. felt like we hit a body. >> did we actually hit somebody? the guy sitting right by the wing and said, no, we hit that plane, knocked its wing off. i thought, oh, no, we're going to be here forever. >> the incident is being called minor. it's under investigation right now. >> thank you, jessica. 5:04 now. happening today, catering workers with united airlines will rally at seven airports including sfoe. organizers want to unionize,
protesting low wages against unjust filings and suspensions. the airlines issued a statement saying united airlines respects our employees' rights to decide whether they want to be represented by a union without pressure, coercion or misconduct. we believe the union's allegations are baseless and we look forward to hearing the results of the national mediation board's investigation. meanwhile tesla ceo elon musk says workers could vote to union nice there. he tweeted, nothing stopping tesla team at our car plant from voting union. could do so tomorrow if they wanted. but why pay union dues and give up stock options for nothing. last october tesla fired hundreds of employees prompting the uaw to file a complaint with the national labor relations board, including allegations that workers that passed out union information or wore clothes supporting unions were threatened. a hearing is scheduled for june 11th. we know rock climbing is a high risk sport.
it gets more dangerous when the weather doesn't cooperate. a man fell to his death during the storm. you can see what the weather looked like on yosemite when this happened on monday. his body was recovered yesterday. abc 7 reporter katie marzullo has more. >> reporter: he first climbed half dome in 197. he says the weather can change quickly in yosemite and the weather can be the difference between life and death. >> if a storm comes in, you don't go for it because the higher you get exposed, the more you'll get lightning strikes. >> reporter: the national park service said a hiker who was with another person fell to his death during a thunderstorm monday afternoon. he fell from the cables on half dome. >> the reason there's cables there in the first place is because it is too steep for most people to climb up or hike up or scramble up. >> reporter: hans has climbed half dome 20 times. he talked with us from the hospital where he just had surgery to repair two broken
legs after falling 20 feet from el capitan. >> sticky rubber if it did start raining, that rock will become slippery and probably end up with only your hands gripping the cables as your safety. >> reporter: michelle meyer hiked up the cables two years ago. >> extremely deep, holding on so tight. >> reporter: she admits there was an element of fear. >> afterwards it was the best feeling ever. >> reporter: monday's death was the first o on the half dome cables since 2011. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. just to dovetail into that, thunderstorms are possible just about every day in yosemite except for sunday and monday. hopefully people are paying attention to the weather forecast a little more. dangerous situation not only being slick, but lightning will hit the tallest object and you're on it. here is a look at our
temperatures, low to mid 50s. fog developing around petaluma and rohnert park. it could be a heavier drizzle for you. temperatures in the mid 50s. we have daly city at 51, san jose at 57. here is a look at san jose, 280 at 17. it's going to be one of our dryer areas this morning. we definitely have a lot of drizzle out there at the beaches and it will become breezy this afternoon. before it's hot, you might want to get yard work finished, especially for the holiday weekend. if you're on the bay, breezy and wavy. small craft advisory in yellow, 9:00 this morning to 3:00 this afternoon. it will subside during the evening hours as that 3:00 in the afternoon cutoff time. east bay valleys, looking at temperatures well below average, in the mid 60s. notice we'll see some sunshine even more than yesterday. we'll talk more about that and the chances of showers coming up in the accuweather seven-day
p>> kind of a busy start on the roads. we don't have major backups yet, but we've had several crashes. i think the road conditions have a lot to do with that. looking at concord northbound 242 off-ramp to grant street. yet another solo vehicle crash. that seems to be the trend here this morning. that person went off the roadway onto that off-ramp there. quite a bit of debris involved here as well. it sounds like that guard rail was taken out so they're having to do repairs there. also trying to clean up a crash where a vehicle went across all lanes and ended up facing the wrong way, southbound 680 before washington boulevard. emergency crews are on the scene. here is a live look outside. next traffic update coming up around 5:20. the numbers are in and b.a.r.t. says it's getting safer. >> it says so far this year it's seen a 9% drop in overall violent crime compared to last year. robberies alone dropped 16%. property crimes including auto theft down 2%. however, aggravated assault
increased 26%. b.a.r.t. hired more police officers as of last july, installed working surveillance cameras in all train cars. in the past two months officers issued more than 1,000 citations for father's investigation. if you use come past, you'll want to hear about a major security flaw that left your wi-fi passwords exposed. san francisco no longer the most expensive housing market. you'll hear the new county taco are you one of the millions of americans living with a taco obsession? my $3 taco deal with three of the tacos you love and a refreshing drink can help. try my $3 taco deal today. clear! taco! taco! new at jack in the box.
i know it's late may. here is a look at the storm impact scale. it's a one for the storm coming in tomorrow night into friday with the chance of light show s showers, a slight chance of lightning across the north bay. look at the rain potential. we have to keep the sprinklers running. the deadly school bus crash in new jersey brought back the discussion of seatbelts. the ntsb is recommending seatbelts on all new buses. here abc's david curly. >> in this morning's gma first look, the ntsb releasing reports on the deadly crashes and taking the dramatic step, calling for lap and shoulder belts in every new school bus. >> this will be a historic day.
we have tiptoed around that for a long time. it's time to take a hard stance on this. >> onnew jersey, site of last woke's side impact school bus crash requires only lap belts. >> i have a full school bus and i have tick tims on the ground. >> reporter: that did not prevent two deaths. one of the reasons the ntsb is calling on new jersey and others to add shoulder belts to their bus, and we'll tell you what else the ntsb is recommending for school buses coming up at 7:00 a.m. i'm david curly, abc news, washington. 5:14. the manhattan lawyer who ranted against spanish-speaking restaurant workers says he is not a racist. aaron schlossberg issued an apology yesterday. he said seeing himself opened his eyes and his actions were not acceptable. he also said the video did not convey, quote, the real me. last week schlossberg accused spanish-speaking employees of
being on welfare and threatened to call i.c.e. this morning we're getting a closer look at what happened when a woman hit a santa cruz county sheriff's deputy with a patrol car. it ended with the suspect getting shot three times. >> yesterday the sheriff's office released this body camera video. the sheriff said it began with a routine stop on ocean street extension friday. the deputies detained two people near a stolen vehicle. one of the suspects, 24-year-old jessica lowe escaped and got into the driver's seat of a patrol car. >> the people were be detained in handcuffs in the back of patrol cars. at that point the deputies were doing their investigation about the stolen car. so this shows you in law enforcement how quickly things turn chaotic. >> investigators say lowe charged at one deputy and that's when the deputy's partner opened
fire. this morning she's still in the hospital and the injured deputy is out on medical leave. comcast is investigating a security flaw that exposed customer passwords on the web. comcast says it shut down the service in question within hours of learning about the issue. the company says it has no reason to believe that any account information was actually accessed. privacy activists want amazon to stop marketing its facial recognition software to law enforcement. the american civil liberties union says police can use the technology to automate the identification and tracking of anyone. one sheriff's office in oregon is already using the software to check photographs of suspects against its database of mug shots. amazon says the software has been used to find lost children and other reasons. golden gate bridge officials acknowledge the span is looking a little shabby these days. now there's a push to gussy up
our iconic bridge. the golden gate will celebrate its 81st birthday on sunday. a mill valley man plans the form a non-profit to raise millions of dollars dedicated to painting the bridge and restoring its luster. bridge officials say painting the structure isn't easy, especially the south tower. it will cost up to $30 million because it's so difficult to get up there. the warriors lost game four of the western conference finals last night. and it cost fans a big chunk of change. stubhub says you needed at least $207 to get into oracle for the game. the average ticket price was $607. in an odd twist, 12% of stubhub ticket buyers were from arizona, 1% from texas. >> it will cost dub nation much less to get into oracle. >> warriors playing game five in houston but the team announced it's hosting a watch party at
oracle. tickets go on sale today at noon on warriors.com. proceeds donated to the warriors community fund. congratulations to san mateo county. you now have the most expensive housing market in the bay area. that's according to real estate firm pacific union. the median home in san mateo now $1.47 million. that's compared to $1.39 in san francisco. so this is the first time san mateo has overtaken san francisco in a decade. congrats. >> are congratulations in order? >> if you're selling, absolutely. if you're buying -- my house according to zillow since the recession has gone up 400%. >> you're never more than seven
minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here is a look at what's going on from the roof camera. oreo gets a lot of leaks, also. you can see from the roof camera, the wind is not quite as strong on the ferry building. the flags not unfurled quite as much. the sea breeze keeps us cooler than average today, even after we get rid of the drizzle and a little more cloud cover than yesterday. expecting sunglasses in more neighborhoods today. cloudy tonight, less drizzle for tomorrow morning's commute, then a chance of showers for friday. then the summer warmth arrives during the weekend. >> today, how about in the east bay, along the show, 63 to about 66. if you head to the peninsula, we'll have temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. if you go on the coast side, look at that, half moon bay 57, pacifica about 5 degrees. go down to the south bay, we'll have temperatures ranging from 68 in cupertino and sunnyvale. 66 in milpitas, 71 in los gatos.
inland east bay neighborhoods where everybody is just stunned at how cool it is, from 65 in pleasanton to 69 in concord. up in the north bay, the clouds will linger a little longer here than everywhere else today. that's why we'll be in the mid to upper 60s. around san francisco, mid to upper 50s today. here is a look at tonight. low to mid 50s. thursday morning, we'll be fine. thursday afternoon we're going to be fine. it's friday morning when we'll have a chance of light, steady rain. that's why there's a one on the storm impact scale. breezy saturday, dry air rushes in. look at the summer warmth for sunday and the holiday monday. down in the palo alto area is where we had road work overnight on northbound 101. we got the all cheer from chp about 4:45 this morning. boy, seeing pretty heavy traffic approaching where that road work was at willow avenue, down to five miles an hour for several miles.
we did just check in with them, according to calls in to chp, there are no workers anywhere, but cones are blocking lanes one through three. not a great situation. we are attempting to reach caltrans to see what's going on there. also road work on eastbound 580 between grove way and palo verde. we had a bit of a backup. looks like crews are wrapping that up a little ahead of schedule. next traffic update coming up just before 5:30. three, two, one. [ cheers and applause ] >> spacex successfully launching its tenth rocket of the year. the rocket deployed two signed satellites into orbit. spacex being called revolutionary for its reusable rockets and boosters. it did not try to land either as it phases out this versions of boosters. an attempt to catch the rocket's
nose cone was not suck selves. if you thought popping a pill would keep your skin safe while you were tanning, think again. the u.s. drug administration issuing a warning. the fda says these pills are not delivering the advertised benefits and said they're misleading consumers and putting people at risk. the fda commissioner says no pill or capsule can replace sunscreen. attention jessica castro and all of you who love tennis. san francisco supervisors are paving a way for a major renovation to the golden state park tennis center. the board unanimously approved legislation that includes $26 million to improve the urts co-. it will also include a new clubhouse, 17 new courts and a youth program to teach the game to underserved middle school sundays. >> she says those are the hardest courts to play on. facebook is expanding its footprint in silicon valley.
the company confirming to abc 7 news, it secured a lease at moffitt tower two in sunnyvale. "the mercury news" says it appears to be the largest office deal in the bay area so far this year. the new space will lead to a million square foot expansion for facebook. coming up, the 7 things you need to know before you go. >> we're learning more about b.a.r.t.'s planned expansion into the central valley. the group that fought to raise minimum wage is taking a stand on a completely different issue and going after one of the biggest restaurant chains in the world. tonight at 6:30, only on abc 7, "chasing the golden state killer." you can watch a sneak peek of the first six
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to know before you go. concord police trying to identify this man suspected in a purse snatching at sun valley shopping center. a 93-year-old woman suffered significant injuries and remains in the hospital after getting knocked to the ground during the robbery. number two, an important day for 49er rubin foster. today a judge will he faces charges for domestic violence. his ex-girlfriend testified she lied about the allegations to get back at him for breaking up with her. number three, look at the live images from hawaii. lava spewing. it's threatening a geothermal plant. the lava destroyed a building nearby. toxic gas could prompt an immediate evacuation at a moment's notice. the b.a.r.t. board will take up an extension to livermore tomorrow. some commuters are concerned the expansion wouldn't get connected with train service from the
central valley. yesterday our temperatures fell back behind average due to that thick marine layer. even with more mist and drizzle this morning, i think we'll see sunshine, but we're still staying behind. temperatures four to ten degrees below average. that mist and drizzle is impacting traffic this morning. weave had a handful of spin-out crashes including on southbound 680 just before washington boulevard. still have the left lane blocked. the vehicle lost control, crossed all lanes and ended up facing the wrong way in the far left lane before hitting another vehicle. just one of several. slow down and drive for conditions. number seven, legendary brandi chastain appeared on jimmy kimmel last night to talk about the infamous plaque. kimmel joked it looked more like a russian power lifter mid squat. she says that is now her favorite comparison. by the way, it is going to be updated. >> thank goodness. i think you know by now the warriors lost and so did some vendors outside oracle arena. why the money you might be
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now at 5:30, stop and look at your screen. this is a live look at the volcano disaster in hawaii as concerns gross aws and no end i sight. you've probably seen vendors selling items outside the games. did you see the top of the sales force tower lit up for its big debut? of course you didn't because no one did. it was too foggy. let's take a live look at it again. >> you can send all your angry e-mails to mike nicco.
>> what did i do? i told you it was going to be that way. >> that's true. if you followed him on twitter, you would have seen you were not going to see anything when they switched the lights on. >> they could have waited a couple days. then we'd be in the holiday weekend and other things would take your attention away. >> just builds the anticipation for when we can really see it. this morning a lot of drizzle, more widespread, heavier. all due to that strong sea breeze you can see on live doppler 7. all the winds blowing from the ocean inland. look at the cloud cover, through the morning commute. low to mid 50s. temperatures the same, definitely slick in many areas this morning. by noon i think we'll see a little more sunshine. that holds true for the afternoon hours. those temperatures well below average with upper 50s at the coast. mid to upper 60s around the bay and inland. grab a coat, mid 50s to low 60s. more on the commute with alexis.
>> sounds like a significant crash inside caldecott kunl in the countercommute direction. we've got the right bore blocked. you can still take the left bore, but emergency crews just heading out to the scene here. it sounds like two vehicles involved. we possibly have some injuries. again, both of the lanes in the right bore are blocked. i'll have an update on that shortly. this is the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like the metering lights are on. a lot of sheen on the pavement and you'll likely have to use the wipers, too. slow down and take it easy today. happening today, we expect a judge to decide if a domestic violence charge moves forward. >> reuben foster's ex-girlfriend testifying that she made up the allegations. >> reporter: natasha, this is a big day for reuben foster. a judge inside this courtroom is ex-pekted to decide whether or not his case will go to trial. the case goes back to february
11th. sheriff's deputies were called out to foster's home that day after receiving three 911 calls from former girlfriend alyssa ennis. she says foster punched her ten times, rap touring one of her eardrums. ennis now says she made the whole story up and was injured the night before during a fight with another woman following a road rage incident in san francisco. ennis' attorney advised her not to testify. >> by her getting on the stand over her lawyer's objection and telling her story i think suggests this case is just not prosecutable for the d.a.'s office. >> reporter: ennis testified she tried to bring false domesticenr ex-boyfriend in 2011 when that man tried to break up with her. the 49ers said before they're going to wait for the case to be resolved before they make decisions on foster's future. live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. morgan hill police are reaching out to find a group of
daytime burglars. they're releasing photos of two of the men they're looking for. the most recent burglary happened yesterday morning. police say the suspects parked their vehicles in the area, walked to the front door of a home and forced their way in. investigators say they've seen a spike in burglaries in the past week. i want to show you another live look at the lava that's spewing out of kilauea volcano on hawaii's big island. i do want to show you brand new video that we got from overnight. look at this. it's really a dramatic low that you can see from the volcano. these images were captured by the gemini observatory. again, very beautiful but super dangerous. right now there's an effort to save a geothermal plant threatened by lava. laf i have already destroyed a building near the plant. officials say the plant is stable for now, but they're
monitoring the situation closely because with this lava, there could be a spike in gas levels. that would prompt a mass evacuation. i'm watching things from our live desk this morning. back to you, reggie. >> crossing our fingers for those folks. thank you, jessica. a bunch of vendors outside oracle arena were just as unhappy as warriors fans last night. >> abc 7 news went along as federal agents busted several pop-up vendors as they sold counterfeit gear. they took thousands of fake merchandise off the streets. officials say the suppliers are often international criminal organizations. >> the money they're spending to distribute these counterfeit items can oftentimes be funded in furtherance of narcotics activity, weapons trafficking or in some cases national security. >> inside oracle arena the rockets came back to beat the dubs 95-92. the series is tied 2-2. game five is tomorrow night in houston. san francisco police are investigating after a thief
stole thousands of sunglasses over the weekend. here is the surveillance video showing a man trying to break into eyes in disguise, an optometry business on union street at 2:30 a.m. on sunday. he tried smashing the tempered glass and tried to put his arm through the glass and unlock the door. no luck. he made his way down the street to shaw shoes where, again, he smashed the glass and grabbed fendi sunglasses. >> i feel pretty upset and couldn't sleep all night after the call. >> it seems to be happening not only here but in other parts, as i've talked to other colleagues who have optometry stores, this is a new crime that's gaining popularity. >> the thieves according to the store owner sell the glasses on ebay. san francisco police say it may be the same guy. neighbors in marin county
have a month and a half to weigh in on two plans to save homes and businesses. chronic flooding has plagued fairfax, san anselmo and ross for years now. last night marin supervisors got a look at proposed flood control projects. it includes removing a building in san anselmo to block creek flow. residents have 45 days to comment. b.a.r.t. is getting ready for its next big expansion. the exact details are pretty much up in the air. >> the b.a.r.t. board is going to consider the expansion to livermore at its meeting tomorrow. two options under consideration, the first extending the dublin-pleasanton avenue to is bale avenue in livermore. >> the sect would build a less costly bus system to isabelle avenue. here is the problem, the extension in both of these proposals would stop four miles short of the a registration in downtown livermore.
that poses a problem for is central valley commuters who would much rather have a connection. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk about temperatures on the peninsula. pretty steady all week with low to mid 50s here. let's take a look at the rest of our neighborhoods, mid to upper 50s with san jose and concord at 57. we do have our hills a little cooler. los gatos at about 1800 feet, about 48 degrees. we'll show you santa cruz this morning. just kind of gray there, kind of like it's going to be for all of us with a lot more drizzle and a lot more areas, and because it is heavier this morning, especially down into the lower elevations, we've got slick spots everywhere that alexis will tell you about causing issues. mass transit, cool this morning, still cool this afternoon. but at least it won't be as damp as this morning. the ferry ride the same thing, damp this morning and breezy from 9:00 to 3:00 today. that's mainly north of the bay bridge. let's talk about temperatures in the east bay, 56 and cloudy at
8:00. still cloudy at 10:00 and 58. sun breaks through the clouds at 62. more sunshine this afternoon, mid 60s through 4:00. 58 degrees by the time you get to 8:00. here is a look at the north bay. the cloud cover is much more stubborn here. because of that, temperatures are going to stay in the low to mid 60s most of the afternoon hours and fall back into the mid 50s even if it does get a little bit brighter as we head into the evening hours. i wanted to show you this. about 30% coverage with drizzle, the shower chance jumps up to about 50% friday. let's find out how the drizzle is affecting this morning's commute. >> we've had several issues already today. in fact, i want to get back to the crash i just mentioned inside caldecott tunnel. it is a sig alert. we have the right bore fully blocked. it is the countercommute direction, eastbound 24. bore one is closed until further notice. bore two is still open. so for those folks heading
eastbound towards orinda, lafayette, walnut creek, you're able to get through. expect minor delays. it sounds like we have possible injuries due to that crash. this is golden gate bridge, still light volumes on that southbound side. look at that pavement. we've got that sheen. folks with windshield wipers on this morning. the mist and drizzle creating conditions. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze, 26 minutes already. filling in much quicker with the wet pavement. westbound 8012 minutes. san francisco to sfo in the green at ten minutes. i want to show you what's happening right now in france. this is a short time ago. let me show you here the french president emmanuel macron meeting with facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and 50 other tech bosses. really a big deal and a big tech push by the french president.
the meeting started about an hour ago. this is brand new video we got roughly an hour ago. you see mark zuckerberg there and i can tell you, a lot of bay area companies, uber's ceo there as well. big companies like microsoft ibm represented. the meeting is supposed to persuade tech companies to fight hate speech and invest in tech literacy for the public, really to do a public good with their platforms. this comes just one day after zuckerberg faced tough questions yesterday from european union lawmakers. i'll be watching what comes out of this meeting. they're behind closed doors right now. back to you. >> thank you, jessica. an horrific scene after a plane skids off a runway and splits in half. some americans were on board. some people are calling this a miracle. you can see spencer christian's weather forecast every weekday here on abc 7. this morning he's opening up about his a
yosemite, 81 in chico, 87 in fresno. mid to upper 60s around san diego and los angeles. a look at the leftover clouds from yesterday's thunderstorms. look at this. five out of seven days, more thunderstorms. hopefully no more mudslides like we had on 395 south of tahoe yesterday. >> mike, thank you. 5:45 now. take a look at this scene. a plane split in half. it's hard to believe that everyone is expected to survive. six people were on board when the plane skidded off a runway in honduras. the private jet took off from austin, texas, yesterday. five americans on board. it was trying to land at the airport in honduras' capital when it crash and broke in half. experts say that airport is one of the toughest to navigate because it's surrounded by such tough terrain. at least ten women have filed complaints about mcdonald's, saying they were
sexually ar hassed by supervisors that ignored, mocked and retaliated against them after reporting the harassment. the times up legal defense fund is helping the workers with their claims. mcdon't's issued a statement saying there's no place for harassment or discrimination of any kind. tesla ceo elon musk says his company is working on fixing issue with braking on the model 3, musk says consumer reports had an early production car and the model 3 now has improved ride, comfort and operation. he says this update is going to be sent over the air in the next few days. consumer reports says it will be an industry first if tesla can improve break performance remotely. a live look at our south beach camera. the sales force tower in san francisco certainly shrouded in fog this morning. last night the top of the tower glowed with 11,000 l.e.d.
lights, although you probably didn't see that either. artist jim campbell created the light display. the lights turned on as sales force employees celebrated the official opening of the 61-story building i.'s the tallest building in san francisco. bay area sports hall of fame says it will be redoing that plaque honoring brandi chastain. >> it's a mess. the plaque was presented during her induction monday night and caused quite the stir, obviously because it looks nothing like her. last night on "jimmy kimmel live!" he joked it looked more like a russian power lifter mid squat. chastain says that's her favorite comparison. >> let's take a look at their plaques. harris barton of the 9ers, that looked pretty good. matt cain from the giants, that looks pretty good. tim hardaway from the golden state warriors, that one looks really good. and then yours. >> they did say that they would
like to give it another chance. i'm sure it will be great. >> will you give approval over it before they release the next one? >> they did say that that would be possible. >> she's really funny. >> she's very sweet about it. >> those two make a good duo. by the way, you can watch "jimmy kimmel live!" weeknights here on abc 7. >> he's right though. the other ones were great. i don't know what happened. >> just with females. what's going on, men? >> i will say this, because i was talking to carolyn campbell. apparently brandi, when she submitted the photo, she submitted a photo -- there was a hat covering her hair so that created a weird image. but the face and the teeth, i can't excuse that. no reasoning for that. me. i'm like no. >> ah! >> i don't think so.
>> gary bussey, but not you. >> my teeth are my own unlike gary bussey's. let's take a look at what's going on. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we've got sfo. look. it's wet. look at all that mist and drizzle hanging in the air. expect delays. as soon as i know, i will let you know. morning drizzle, brighter and cooler this afternoon. yes, i say brighter and cooler. the shot drops out. how ironic. clouds return tonight with less drizzle. showers friday. then holiday warmth. it will feel like summer in some neighborhoods on sunday. if you go deep, gilroy at 73. the cool spot milpitas at 66. san jose at 71. low to mid 60s on the peninsula with redwood city at 65. near 60 with more sunshine downtown in south san francisco. sausalito 60. look at the cloud cover, more
extensive in the north bay. that's why you're in the low to mid 60s in most neighborhoods. mid 60s through the east bayshore line with oakland at 63. mid to upper 60s heading out on highway 4. clouds come back tonight. not as much green on the map as we were looking at for this morning yesterday. low to mid 50s. there we go. here we are at thursday, 7:00, scattered showers near ukiah, up in the sierra and during the overnight hours we'll have a chance of steady rain at 7:00 in the morning, through that and then during the afternoon hours in the north bay overnight, most of that will move into the sierra and move away with breezy conditions and a warming trend saturday. you'll start to notice the warmth sunday. monday and tuesday will be some of our warm evident days. >> good morning, mike. i want to head back to our sig alert in the east bay. caldecott tunnel, we have what sounds like a pretty serious crash on the lighter side, on eastbound 24. that is blocking the right bore. the left bore is still open, but
this one could be there a while. i know they did have a traffic break to get the ambulance on the scene there. both turns were blocked for a moment. it does sound like the left one is back open now. a two-car crash inside the tubl. we had an earlier crash westbound 80 near cutting boulevard. that has been cleared for a while. but averaging 17, 18 miles an hour approaching. we still haven't gotten official word that the bay bridge metering lights are on, but i'd say that definitely happened 15, 20 minutes ago. now to a story that hits close to home at 7. >> abc 7 weather anchor spencer christian is opening up about challenges in his life. his new book is called "you bet your life." it came out earlier this life. in this book spencer reveals very personal details including his struggle with a gambling addiction. he said it was a big problem during the 13 years he was forecasting the weather on "good
morning america." he trournd the gma studio to discuss the secret he was hiding. here is part of the interview airing this morning. >> i still don't know how i was able to hide it as well as i did. i knew that i was living a lie. i was being deceptive. people had this one image of me which was a real part of who i was, but i was hiding this other part of me which juz just as real and was self-destructive and damaging. >> spencer talked more about the turning point in his life and how he beat his addiction. you can watch the full interview on gma that starts at 7:00 a.m. >> seems like a really honest look at this period of his life. very brave. >> we love spencer. i think it will be interesting for people to see what he has to say. coming up, san francisco tries a new way to get private information from driverless car companies to improve traffic suggestions. >> i'm dianne feinstein and i approve this message. i thought after sandy hook,
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>> a's taking on the mariners, 7:05, first pitch. about the same as it was last night. two major festivals in san francisco are adopting a security measure that the nfl uses with its fans. this year both outside lands and the comedy festival cluster fest have put in place clear bag policies. nearly all backpacks, purses and other bags have to be clear. the only separations are small clutches and fanny packs. one gallon clear zip lock bags are committed. organizers say it should speed up entry lines and provide better security.
taking a look at traffic conditions in emeryville, mike and i have been talking about some slick roadways this morning. we've had a lot of spinout crashes, just getting a report of a new one eastbound 80 before the powell ramp. i'm seeing an ambulance heading westbound and i've been working to move this camera around looking for the crash. haven't spotted it yet. perhaps it's on the westbound side. i will follow up with that shortly. also in the east bay, a trash in the sig alert on eastbound 24. the right bore is fully blocked. that left bore is open, but right bore is fully blocked. let's check in with mike nicco. conditions soggier than yesterday at this time. >> they absolutely are. the golden gate bridge shows that. this is going to be around through the entire morning commute. even though we'll see a little more sunshine this afternoon, temperatures are still going to fall -- they fell behind average yesterday and will stay behind
by five to ten degrees. let me show you what's going on, bottlerock, 20-degree spread from 65 and showers friday to 72 and sunshine saturday, to warm sunshine and 84 sunday. if you want warm sunshine at the coast, head to santa cruz. kind of cloudy this morning. this will easily be the westest spot along the coast with low to mid 70s and afternoon sunshine. new at 6:00, some of the bay area's biggest tech companies could soon be forced to pay for every sengal employee they have. >> police in the east bay are desperate to find this man. he's accused of
been that way. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. is the sun going to come out today, mike? >> i think so. in more areas than yesterday. the closer you are to the coast, the less likely you'll see sunshine. look how extensive the cloud cover is. the gray all the way in to the central valley. you can see how thick some of that drizzle is by the reduction in visibility as we look from south beach across the western span of the golden gate bridge. my commute in from the east bay pretty much twet the be careful. 7:00 this morning, still drizzle, low to mid 50s. now we'll start to see a little sunshine, especially in the east bay valleys and the south bay at noon. everybody else pretty cloudy. more sunshine away from the coast and we'll start to hit the upper 60s at 4:00. ten degrees be lowe low average. this evening, mid 50s to low 60s. how about the commute