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you can see the backup at the bay bridge toll plaza right now. when will it stop? >> good morning on this tursday, may 31st. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has that for us. >> hi everybody. let's talk more about those win winds. you can see outside mountain view, san jose, napa, double digits from 14 miles per hour to 32 miles per hour. it's going to be a tough go, especially on our east-west bridges. you can see it has pulled over the blanket of cloud cover. there may be random drizzle for the morning commute. look at the ferry building, the flags unfurled completely because of the breeze this morning. 48 to 55, a little cooler this morning. 55 to 60 at noon, 56 to about 63 at 4:00. that's a couple degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon. we'll be in the mid to upper 50s by about 7:00. all right. let's turn it over to sue and
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see what's going on with the roads and if the winds are an issue. >> they are. especially in the altamont pass. seeing slow traffic not due to the winds specifically, but we have our early morning commuters out there from 205 and 580 westbound slowing now. we'll take a look at drive times in just a couple minutes. a couple of problem spots. approaching concord westbound 4 before 242, lanes blocked here and a big significant backup as you're heading westbound with the accident headed towards the concord area. we have an accident in oakland. we had road work out there as well. that's not helping the slow traffic from near the coliseum towards high street. give yourself extra time if you're heading northbound towards oakland or the macarthur maze. >> i want to show you some brand new video. we know a fire investigation is under way in san jose. investigators there looking into exactly what sparked this fire at an office building. firefighters responded to this
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about 2:00 this morning on the corner of capital and lake view avenues. they say they got it under control within half an hour. we know at least the california teachers association has offices in the building. firefighters found no one inside the building at the time when they got there. no injuries have been reported. they have remained on scene for several hours checking for hot spots. >> jessica, thank you. 5:02. crews worked overnight to contain seven fires in east contra costa county. one of the main issues they're dealing with is strong winds. cal fire says the fires are 35% contained. several structures are so r.burned more than 500 acres here is a look at the area whe the fires are burning. they started just after 1:00 yesterday afternoon. fire officials reopened byron highway last night. strong gusts up to 50 miles per hour, people are thankful there's been minimal damage so far. although there will be
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rebuilding to do. >> the posts are done for about 200 feet. those all have to be replaced. that's a big deal because we've got animals, livestock. >> he also says firefighters have done an amazing job. mike nicco says winds will die down a little bit. gusts are at 20 miles per hour this morning. the cause of the fire is under investigation. this was not supposed to happen again. a family finds out their loved one was found dead in a stairwell at sf general hospital. this time it was ruby leander son, a patient with dementia. five years ago there were security reforms that were supposed to prevent another heartache. matt keller is live at sf general. >> reporter: reggie, this is obviously a sad and tragic outcome. her two children say their family is in deep shock. unfortunately this has happened before here in san francisco. 76-year-old ruby leander son suffered from dementia and was being treated at one of the department of public health
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facilities on the campus of zuckerberg general hospital. family members put out a news release two days after xi wandered off. yesterday a staff engineer found her body in the stairwell of the hospital's power plant building which is not supposed to be accessible to the general public. something similar happened five years ago, the body of 58-year-old lynn spalding was also found in a stairwell in the hospital building after she had been missing for 17 days. david perry was a good friend of spalding. >> it's just something that should never happen. the fact that it's happened twice is truly beyond the pale. >> reporter: as for anderson, the medical examiner will determine the cause of death. live in san francisco, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> i just can't imagine what the family is going through. on to new developments in danville after an explosion in a parking lot. >> the atf joining the investigation to try and figure out what happened. an explosive device damaged two
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cars sunday night near the smart and final on diablo road. our media partners report atf officials will help out. the shipyard development at hunter's point in san francisco has had its fair share of problems. mayor mark farrell saying he would recommend the place to its friends and relatives. the chronile reports the mayor and city staffers say they're in the process of retesting. tetra tech was supposed to clean it up months ago. two employees pleaded guilty admitting they cheated on the original soil tests. warriors fans have waited all year for this, game one of the nba finals tips off tonight only on abc 7. >> you're looking at the team's final practice before we watch historic game one. >> #dubs7. that means abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live with a first look inside or akal.
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>> reporter: good morning. it looks like the finals in here. the shirts are on the seats for all the fans to wear tonight. here is a sneak peek at the back of it where it says finals 2018. that looks pretty good, doesn't it? we've got a look at what the warriors will be wearing tonight. take a look at their jerseys, getting the finishing touches put on them. there's a patch, a special phenols patch that goes right above the players' names. this is the team's fourth appearance in the championship. this is their fourth time to face the cavaliers. there's been a lot of talk about that. some wondering if this is good for the nba. kevin durant says it may not be as suspensable as people want it to be or drama-filled, but that's what y've got music and movies for. >> sean livingstonays just because they're the same teams doesn't mean you're going to see the same game. >> it's different team.
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they've gotew players. it's the finals, it's the finals. championship is on the line. i think that's probably the freshest part. >> there's a look at the jerseys i was mentioning earlier being touched up in san leandro. a live picture from inside oracle. you know it's the finals because the national media is here. this is "good morning america" preparing for a shoot, a very special shoot. they say they're going to be surprising someone with tickets to tonight's game. that's all they want us to tell you. we wanted to give you a sneak peek so you know to be sure to watch "good morning america." fans coming tonight, keep in mind at 12:30 the a's are playing today. right as those fans are leaving they think the warriors fans will be arriving. please keep that in mind, plan accordingly for funny shift in the crowds here with two games back-to-back. live in oakland, amy hollyfield,
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abc 7 news. >> i think they're just cheering her on. abc 7 is the only place you can watch the nba finals presented by youtube tv. game one, the cavaliers versus the warriors tonight at oracle. a pregame show at 5:00. abc coverage begins at 5:30 and tip-off at 6:00. please stay with us for toyota after the game. >> in case you weren't with us just about 20 minutes ago, here is a look at what to expect as you're getting around oracle when the game is over. very breezy. so dress accordingly. here in san francisco, temperatures exactly the way they were yesterday. we're in the low to mid 50s, daly city at 49. the breeze makes it feel a little cooler than that. let's talk about activities you may be doing today or want to
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do. go to the beach. watch out, chilled sunshine there. the breezes coming up around 35 miles per hour. with mid 50-degree temperatures, not the best day to be at the beach. yard work or exercising. nothing extreme. a small craft advisory that goes unill the 9:00 this evening. west winds 30 to 35 miles per hour. they are bringing the cool weather all the way to our east bay valleys. 57 this morning. 65 at noon. maybe 70 if you're lucky at 4:00. 62 at 8:00. for the peninsula, stuck in the 50s until noon. barely in the 60s from 1:00 to 5:00. back in the mid 50s at 8:00. our last stop will be the east bay. low 60s from noon to about 6:00. then those upper 50s during the game this evening. we'll take a look at some heat. it's coming in the weekend forecast next. here is sue with a look at your morning commute. >> good morning everyone. taking a look at your east shore commute. if your travels take you from
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hercules into san francisco, a pretty good ride, about 26 minutes. no metering lights yet at the bay bridge toll plaza. a solid stream of traffic as you make your way past golden gate fields. slowing out of tracy for your early morning commuters. 30 minutes from antioch into concord. an accident blocking lanes westbound 4 before 242. we have another accident in oakland. we'll update that in a couple minutes. a group of san francisco police officers accused in a racist text scandal could still face displain following a new court decision. >> the racist, sexist and homophobic texts were sent between officers about seven years ago. the messages were discovered during a justice department review of the sfpd during a federal corruption probe. a court ordered that the department waited too long to punish the officers. an appeals court overturned that decision yesterday. b.a.r.t. says it's taking steps to clean up its trains. soon you can instantly report your complaints. good news for anyone who ordered a flame thrower from
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elon musk. you can
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i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care. in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered to negotiate the price of drugs. california values senator dianne feinstein
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. wanted to take a look at what's going on the next couple days. you can see today is one of the coolest days. then we rebound tomorrow above average. look at the temperatures hitting near 70 in san francisco, 80s and 90s for the rest of us. i'll let you know if that lasts through the back half of the weekend forecast coming up.
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here is reggie with more news. in today's "gma first look," new details in the new jersey beach arres you saw on camera. the police officer hitting this woman in the head. here is abc's gio benitez. >> in this morning's "gma first look," police in wildwood releasing body cam video from the memorial day takedown of a young mother. we're seeing some of what led up to the moment captured on the cell phone video and posted online showing an officer arresting a woman and punching her in the head. 20-year-old emily wine man was approached because she had a bottle of alcohol in plain sight on the beach. they took a breathalyzer test. it seems calm until police ask for her last name. >> give you one more chance to give me your last name. i didn't respect me. >> what's your last name? >> you don't need my last name. >> i'm done with you.
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do you have the cuffs on you. >> reporter: coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll more on the dramatic takedown with your "gm "gm "gm look," g look,". new this morning, sears just announcing it will close at least 72 stores. it could be many more. this comes after reporting a $424 million first quarter loss. sears, by the way, also owns kmart. earlier this month sears said it would close 42 stores on top of the 160-plus it previously planned to close this year. they seem to really be drowning with wave after wave of closure announcements. as for which locations they plan to close this time around, sears says it will make that announcement later today. we expect that sometime around midday. i'll let you know if we get any early indications on that. a south bay church is asking for help after a vandal shattered a window and left a pile of hypodermic needless on the ground of trinity cathedral
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in downtown san jose. this happened in memorial day. this video shows the man picking up the concrete utility access cover and hurling it through the window. no word on why he did this. no one was inside at the time. the office manager says she discovered the damage on tuesday morning and called police. b.a.r.t. is taking new steps to make sure urgent cleaning needs are taken care of on its trains. >> abc 7 news is at macarthur station. there have been many recent complaints. b.a.r.t. says 14 cleaning team members can quickly intercept a train and clean cars as reports come in. all five of the system lines go through lake merritt or macarthur station. starting monday, b.a.r.t.'s mobile website will have a report bio hazard the movie "happy time
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murders" can keep the tag line which is "no sesame, all street." a judge ruled against the makers of sesame street who sued over that tag line. they tried to argue the r rated movie is trying to capitalizes on the reputation and good will of their classic kids' show. the judge says there's no evidence to suggest move i have goers will confuse the two or sponsors and plants are complaining. so sorry cookie monster. state lawmakers have given the green light to elon musk to sell these personal flame tloers. yesterday musk said 20,000 flame throwers should be coming out in two weeks. they sold out in four days at $500 a pop. they resemble a toy gun. they'll be shipped with a complement ray fire extinguisher. what could go wrong? >> if you went out for sushi on tuesday night, you might have run into lebron james and some of his teammates. the chronicle reports that some
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members of the team dined at sushi. an employee at the restaurant said the team ate raiow rolls andhe restaurant signature ken role. pappa is co-owned by michael mina, partners with aisha curry. so there you go. >> just so the cavs know, there are spies everywhere in this town and they will tell on you. you might as well park yourself in front of the tv starting at 5:00 tonight. that's when coverage starts with the dubs on 7 pregame show broad to you by comcast business, nba count down at 5:30. the game starts at 6:00. stay with us for "toyota after the game." jimmy kimmel at 10:00 p.m. and a special edition of abc 7 news at 10:30. and then go to sleep.
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>> finally. >> we have your whole day planned out. >> you have a snack. then you go to sleep. >> you think i'm not going to be eating all through the game. >> you can eat afterward, too. we're going to start with a nab, watch "dubs on 7" and end with a nap. >> then go to sleep. >> and come in tomorrow morning and go, wow, we won, but i'm tired. let's take a look at what's going on outside right now. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. you can see on the ferry building, look at the flags. it is still breezy outside. it's kicking up some clouds now. also will bring a mostly sunny afternoon. those chilled breezes bringing the temperatures well below average. today our coolest day this week. it will be followed by our coolest night tonight. then we've got that warming trend buildg tomorrowhrough the weekend. here is a look at e cloud cover. you can see by noon, justbout all of it is gone. we'll become mostly sunny easily by 1:00, 2:00. hang out through 4:00. even at 7:00, a little cloud
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cover developing. i don't expect to have the thick blanket of clouds like we had this morning or tomorrow. downtown 59. a little brighter than yesterday. mission 61, south san francisco 60. east bayshore line, oakland, 62. 60 in berkeley is as warm as it gets. let's take a look at what's going on in the peninsula. 61 in san mateo. 59 in millbrae. palo alto 64. the record high temperature is 62. going 66 degrees up in santa rosa we've got 69. some of our milder neighborhoods there. in the east bay, livermore, 64 today. the record cold high temperature is 60 degrees. tonight, how about mid 40s to low 50s. you may not want to leave the windows open. accuweather seven-day forecast, look at the heat this weekend. milder next week. we've got high wind advisories for the san mateo bridge. you can see traffic is flowing
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pretty nicely past the toll plaza onto the causeway. looking at about an 18-minute drive from 880 towards 101. don't forget the high winds. we also have a wind advisory for the bay bridge, benicia bridge and the altamont pass this morning. we have an incident westbound highway 4 right before 242 in concord. behind that it sounds like there's another problem by sommersville. we're waiting to get confirmation from chp. that one involving a big rig. expect delays westbound for much more than normal for about a 35-minute drive from antioch into concord. the next time you have a chance to valet your car, you may want to park it yourself. look what happened when a valley driver tried parking a porsche in australia. a witness said the valley must have panicked and hit the gas cautioning this mess. maybe they didn't get a good tip.
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tip first. not everyone can win the nobel prize, but apparently you can own one if you have enough money. >> the 2005 nobel prize is up for auction. here is the nate d. answers auction website. the prize was awarded to oakland native thomas schilling. the medal is made of 18 karat gold, starting bit $150,000. the auction ends at 5:00 tonight. up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> did you see this kid from marin county ask an emotional question during the white house press briefing. we're hearing from him about his experience. how do you feel about last how do you feel about last call being at 4:00 in i call it like i see it. how do you feel about last call being at 4:00 in the race for governor has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics.
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go. from our live desk, a fire investigation under wayality a san jose office building. this is at the corner of capital and lake view avenues. it appears at least the california teachers association does have offices inside. the fire is out now. crews worked overnight to contain seven fires burning in east contra costa county. wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour helped fan the flames yesterday. the fires are 35% contained. number three, expecting to learn new details after a missing woman's body was found in a stairwell at zuckerberg hospital. rudy leander son has dimensions. she was reported missing more than a week ago. sears announced it will be closing at least 72 stores. the specific locations will be announced later today. number five, the big story. weatherwise, cold conditions once again. look at this. we'll be near record cold afternoon high temperatures as we only reach the 50s and 60s
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instead of 70s and 80s. number six, following your traffic for a thursday morning, a couple of problems on highway 4. we have an accident blocking lanes right before 242 in concord and a second accident involving a big rig westbound 4 near somersville. strength in numbers. a live look inside oracle arena. the warriors and cavs will meet for the fourth straight year. tip-off at 6:00 p.m. if youer o . this is an interesting story from the white house. there was a poignant question from a young journalist inside the press room yesterday. that journalist happens to be from the bay area. he was asking what the president is doing to make kids safer at school. >> -- to worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school. >> that was student journalist benji driving an emotional
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response from sarah huckabee sanders. the 13-year-old has this to say about sanders' response. we'll hear from him later this morning. coming back with another 90 minutes of news including the mystery the coast guard is trying to solve on the san mateo when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
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nchts. it's cool outside. you might need both hands on the wheel. the wind is whipping. >> mike declared summer ended yesterday. good morning on this thursday, may 31st. >> you really want it back, don't you? >> i'm really missing the summer. i tried to play tennis yesterday and it was impossible with that wind. >> just as bad today. if you're out on the day, pretty difficult, small craft advisory through 9:00.
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we had issues becaus of the fires last night. still about 12 to 21 in byron right now with a temperature of 54. the humidity very comfortable at about 68%. you can see this morning the possibility of patchy drizzle. very, very light. i didn't need mine when i ran through some on the bay bridge. you can see 48 to 55. a little cooler than it was yesterday. that's not factoring in the breezes that make it feel cooler. 50s at the coast, low to mid 60s and increasing sunshine dominate the rest of the neighborhoods. jacket and blanket weather, mid to upper 50s. slow traffic leaving antioch for concord. let's get to it. the first one blocking lanes here, leaking fluid, westbound 4 near 242. behind that towards somersville, we have an accident involving a big rig, westbound 4 near
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summers ville. that's also blocking lanes of traffic there. 30 minutes from antioch westbound towards concord. in oakland, an accident northbound 880 near high street. that's been cleared out of lanes. traffic is definitely improving there. developing news this morning, the coast guard is reaching out to the public to try to figure out the source of debris that washed ashore in pacifica. the coast guard tweeted photos of pieces of wood that seem to be from a vessel. some of the debris is marked with the words barka and rio. abc 7 news was in pacifica in the area. crews also found lifejackets and clothing. the coast guard has no reports of accidents or missing boats. the coast guard is searching for a possible shipwreck between the pacifica pier and mori point. the oakland fire department hazmat team was called after multiple chemicals were found inside a building while cal fire was looking for illegal fireworks. this happened at 26th and west streets near san pablo avenue.
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the fire department tweeted photos of the team taking samples of the chemicals and testing them. no word if any arrests were made. we're hearing from john good man regarding the racist tweet controversy. >> he's not saying much. in video obtained he said he would, quote, rather say nothing than cause more trouble. in a series of tweets roseanne barr says she's sick over the controversy and called goodman one of the greatest actors in the world. she also denied she's racist. an update on what's happening in hawaii. new evacuations the morning on the big island. kilauea volcano continues to' rurpt. now people in two coastal neighborhoods are being asked to leave because the lava may cut off their escape routes. the u.s. geological survey officials are saying the lava is
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moving so fast, covers about six football fields an hour. fishl su about 2500 people have been displaced so far. the latest number we have as far as damage, 75 homes already destroyed. the last call for alcohol is a step closer to getting pushed back to 4:00 a.m. the state senate approved a bill that would give seven cities the option of allowing bars to serve until 4:00. right now cutoff is at 2:00. san francisco and oakland are the only bay area cities that would be allowed to move closing time back. the measure heads to the assembly. if it becomes law, it would take effect in 2021. a new poll shows separation in california's governors race. the poll finds that lieutenant governor gavin newsom has exp d expanded his lead, now having 33% of likely voter support. republican john cox is second
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right now with 20%. that is seven points ahead of former los angeles marianne tonio villaraigosa. he's at 13%. the poll was conducted after president trump endorsed cox. the top two finishers will face off in the november general election. pg&e on the watch for power problems caused by the wind they were on the scene last night in concord. about a dozen customers lost power for a while. outages also in walnut creek. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we'll take a look at the wind forecast, about seven minutes from now i want to focus on your temperatures as you head out the door. we're in the low to mid 50s up in the north bay. we novato and vallejo 54. daly city checking in at 49. here is a look at the san mateo bridge. you can see the haze and cloud cover hanging out there once
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again. a slight chance that you may need the windshield wipers. patchy drizzle is possible. as we head towards mass transit, cool this morning and cool this afternoon. your ferry ride, it's going to be brisk if you're outside on the deck. if you're inside it's going to be choppy, also. here is a look at san francisco where we can see sunshine breaking out by noon and temperatures during the afternoon hours hitting the upper 50s after starting off at 53 this morning, ending up at 55 at 8:00 this evening. jacket weather in the south bay. 56 this morning. 61 by noon. mid 60 from 2:00 to 4:00, back to 59 by 8:00. our last stop, back to the north bay to round out this entire weather segment for you. you'll be right near 70 from 2:00 to 4:00. until then, after startion off at 55, you'll be in the low to mid 60s for the better part of today. wind has been a big issue, especially on north-south bridges as it's coming at you.
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nearly 30 miles per hour. do you have any issues -- >> not accidents related to the wind. but hang on tight because the san mateo bridge, bay bridge, the altamonte pass all have wind advisories this morning. we have a couple of issues, let's give you an update. in concord westbound 4 just before 242, a couple of lanes remain blocked with an accident. you can see the long solid stretch of red sensors meaning slow and go. you'll have another accident here, westbound 4 near somersville. a little break but don't let that fool you. but you'll be slow and go from the secondary accident. 35-minute drive time. getting reports of a stall with a big rig just before the kalt cot tunnel. that should be eastbound 24 blocking the lane of traffic before the bore there. no slowing. this is in the reverse commute direction heading towards the caldecott tunnel.
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we'll be back with that and more drive times in just a couple tes.>> thank you, sue. this is a terrible circumstance. a family finds out their loved one was found dead in a stairwell at sf general hospital. ruby leander son is a woman who suffers from dementia. >> if this sounds familiar, five years ago a similar incident led to security reforms that were meant to prevent another family from this sort of heartache. abc 7 news reporter matt keller live at sf general with what is happening now to address this case. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning natasha and reggie. the medical examiner will determine the cause of death in this case. how this could happen again is the major focus of this investigation. >> we're very concerned that this happened. we don't know how this woman gained access to the area where she was found. we are absolutely looking into that. we're very concerned that that happened. >> reporter: that area was the stairwell of the hospital's power plant building which is
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not supposed to be accessible to the general public. 76-year-old ruby leander son suffered from dementia and was being treated at one of the department of public health areas. smething similar happened five years ago. the body of 58-year-old lynn spalding was found in a stairwell in the hospital building after she had been missing for 17 days. spalding's case sparked changes in security training and protocol at the hospital. an update on anderson's case is scheduled at 10:00 this morning. live in san francisco, matt keller, abc 7 news. san francisco mayor mark farrell announcing the budget. the mayor wants the state to recruit and train 90 more 911
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dispatchers. the call center in san francisco is understaffed. right now dispatchers are working overtime and holidays to keep up with an increasing volume of calls. dub nation whacking up with anticipation for the nba finals. the strength in numbers t-shirts are on every seat for tonight's game. tip-off at 6:00 p.m. you can see the clock on our screen. 11 hours and 47 minutes to wait. the cavs and warriors will become the first teams in professional sports to play for a championship for for straight years. mixed reaction from some fans. >> we don't need to see lebron after four years. this is enough. get someone else in there. >> a way for them to build a dynasty again, to have one more dynasty in the bay area i think would be awesome. the warriors are trying to become the first back-to-back champions since lebron's miami
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heat did it. >> coverage starts at 5:00 with "dubs on 7" pregame show. "nba countdown" at 5:30. tip-off is at 6:00. stay with us for "toyota after the game." "jimmy kim lel live at 10:00 p.m. a special edition of abc 7 news begins at 10:30. surveillance video shows a man at the scene of a massive fire in the east bay. now there's a reward to find him. one week makes a difference. consumer reports is changing its stance on
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plefor state superintendent.d the children of california. and he will make sure ng person every child in california make fight against donald trump . ithe race for governort. has turned into a scam. gavin newsom's trying to elect a republican who was endorsed by trump. and villaraigosa's being bankrolled by a handful of billionaires. it's everything that's wrong with politics. and none of it is helping struggling families. here's my pledge to you. i'll keep our budget balanced. invest in affordable housing. fight for universal healthcare. and stand up to donald trump. as governor, you can trust me to do what's right- because i always have. ng a working smoke alarm in your home more than doubles your chance of escape in case of a fire. smoke alarms can provide an early warning if you follow these 3 steps. repalce your smoke alarms every 10 years. if they're old an discolored it's time to replace them. check your batteries regularly. a great time to change them is every spring and fall when you change your clocks.
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and lastly, check your alarms weekly. replace. change. test. because early warnings help to save lives. you thought the winds were pretty brisk here. head down to the high desert. it's one of the winds that could top pell semis. as this starts at 11:00 this morning through 11:00 this evening, gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour. look what it does to the temperatures. not much for las vegas and palm springs. still in the mid 90s. upper 60s with afternoon sunshine. remember the 90 we talked about in fresno. 80 today. 73 in sacramento. here is a look at lake tahoe where we'll see sunshine today,
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only 57 degrees. then it warms to 80 saturday. so they're also seeing extreme swings, too. the atf says a huge fire last month at a concord building under construction was intentionally set. officials released this surveillance video. you can see this suspect. this was shot moments before the flames started to shoot out of the building. now the bureau of alcohol, to e tobacco and firearms is offering a $25,000 reward for info that leads to the arrest and conviction of the video. tim nicholas and his family were among renaissance apartment that had to be evacuated as flames ripped through the construction next door. >> my grandkids with me. i think twice at night before i go to bed. it's scary. knowing that there's people out there doing something like this. it's crazy. no one got seriously hurt. but that three-alarm fire caused an estimated $55 million in damage. consumer reports called for
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a change and tesla responded. now consumer reports is recommending the model 3. last week consumer reports said it could not recommend the new model 3 because of the stopping distance that was too long. tesla apparently fixed the problem. in new testing consumer reports found the model 3's stopping distance was reduced by almost 20 feet, making it comparable to other compact luxury cars. this kind of remote fix is a first in the auto industry. uber ceo says the company is set to go public. dara cos row shahi says the company is in a good position in terms of profitability. net revenue up 67% from the year before. the ipo will likely happen in late 2019. a bank to handle the billions of dollars flowing from the legal cannabis market is a step closer to reality. the state senate approved a measure that would create the bank. most banks won't handle pot money because cannabis is technically illegal under
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federal law. as a result pot businesses have to use cash leaving them vulnerable to fraud and crime. it also makes it harder for the state to tax them. the measure is headed to the assembly. 5:45 now. california joining three other states in suing the environmental protection agency over mandatory safety training for farm workers. the state claims the epa is delaying the release on important materials on the use of pesticides. workers have six months to complete the training once the epa gives the go-ahea. that hasn't happened. >> there are tens and thousands of farm workers across this country who are not getting the training they should be getting. >> farm workers would be required to go through the training every year once the government implements the requirement. a number of bay area cities already ban plastic straws. a bill aimed at limiting their use has cleared the assembly and is headed to the state senate. supporters say plastic straws contribute to the buildup of trash in our oceans and pose a
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deadly danger to animals. opponents say the measure will make it harder for restaurants to do business. restaurants would get a $25 fine for each violation. there is a museum of ice cream. soon there will be a museum dedicated to avocados as well. >> why not have a museum of netflix? the los gatos based streaming sur vis is unveiling an exhibit next month. it means they have sets built that look like you're in "stranger things," or look like you're on the set of "the crown." it's called "because you watched: a netflix exhibit." only open three days, june 15 through the 17th. guess what? it's popular. the first round of tickets are already gone. more tickets will be available next wednesday. >> it changes the meaning of
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museum a little bit. >> that's what i was saying. what's the difference between museum and exhibit? >> need to come up with a new phrase. >> instagram opportunity. >> the museum of natural sciences, museum, really? you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. we may go down in the record books today for some record cold, maximum temperatures. here is a look at the cloud cover from the exploratorium, looking back towards the sales force tower there and also the embarcadero center. increasing sunshine today. our coolest day this week. broken deck of clouds tonight, calmer conditions. that means it will be our coolest night. brief appearance of heat this weekend. gilroy, if you make it to 70, congratulations. you're about the only place that will today. 66 in san jose. low to mid 60s for the peninsula. then you look at millbrae, 59. you think that's pretty chilly. you go to the coast.
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mid to upper 50s with a 30-mile-per-hour wind possible today. 59 in downtown san francisco today. mid to upper 60s through the north bay. ukiah, you may hit 70. along the east bayshore, low to east bay valleys mid 60s, possibly 70n antioch and brentwood. mid 40s in the deepest valleys to low 50s around the bay. let's take a look at these winds and notice they're up all through out the afternoon hours. they do calm down overnight. that's a good sign the breezes are over, the chill is over. temperatures rebound 60s, 70s and 80s tomorrow. we'll settle back in the 50s, 70s and 80s monday. hi, sue. >> good morning. a couple of problem spots. typical out of the central valley commute from tracy over the altamont pass. the other problem spot is highway 4. two separate accidents. one is westbound just before 242
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in concord. that is in the clearing phases, one lane remains blocked there. behind that we had a big rig accident westbound 4 near somersville. another stretch of slow traffic toting a 35-minute drive time from antioch into concord westbound. a stall big rig eastbound 24, the reverse commute before the caldecott tunnel. we saw sensors red. it looks like they've either pushed it out of lanes or off the roadway. sensors in the eastbound direction look good. we'll check on that and more drive times in a few minutes. jessica working at a really interesting story. i'm afraid i actually suffer from this condition. >> do you get nervous when your phone battery is starting to dwindle to zero? a lot of people feel a part of them is missing when they accidentally leave their phones at home. you may need to see a doctor. in fact, you could have a
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full-blown case of anxiety associated with your cell phone. >> i certainly am an addicted cell phone users. i think some apps are more addicting than others. i think they're built to be addicting. >> there's a special name associated with this new type of phobe i don't. ironically, some apps on your phone can actually help you manage that phobia, that anxiety that you get. i'm going to explain all of it in a special report tonight on abc 7 news at 10:30, a special edition of news after game one. >> this is going to help me get off of this, is that what you're saying? >> fingers crossed. it can help you -- >> please just take it. >> a lot more to come this morning, including one of california's historic jewels ready to
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boasting. overselling his achievements. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted off...to hawaii." gavin's... not gonna work... as governor.
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our sea breeze kept streaking overall our neighborhoods during the overnight hours. that's why we're waking up to breezy conditions and kind of cool weather this morning. a little drizzle. look at the influence during the afternoon hours. from 6 to 16 degrees cooler than average. 59 in san francisco to barely 69 in santa rosa. thank you, mike. a passenger who decided to smoke mariana on bod aouthwest flight forced the crew to make an emergency landing. the passenger litp in the plane's bathroom yesterday and the smoke got into the cabin. the flight was on its way from san francisco to los angeles. southwest says it turned that smoking passenger over to
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officers. >> not okay. in much better news, four bay area students are among the 41 kids that made it to the final round of the scripps national spelling bee. >> from santa clara county california, number 74, nydia. >> they were whittled down from a record 516 spellers. the finals is this morning. the second round is tonight on our sister network espn. a small town in the bay area has a new title, wealthiest community in california. los altos hills has a lot of wide open spaces. the unincorporated town of 8,000 is just a few miles from stanford. the median household income there, $243,000. that's almost four times higher than the state average. many homes are worth at least $2 million. almost 85% of residents have at least a bachelor's degree.
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good for them, sue? >> yeah, good for them. not so good for us. that's okay. we live in a beautiful area. we have a brutal commute out of antioch towards concord this morning on westbound 4 due to two separate accidents. one near 242 and the other one behind it westbound near somersvil somersville. they have yet to clear that up. westbound 4 an hour and 20 minutes into concord. 580 not so good either with just under an hour. mike, how about the forecast? >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's focus on oakland spoeskly sports, the a's play a day game thankfully. 12:35 first pitch at 60, warming to 62. it will be breezy ch watch out for the strong sunshine. a few hours labor, the warriors and the cavs. dubs on 7, you can watch it with the rest of us. if you're going, 59 as you're walking in, 55 degrees.
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make sure you're dressed properly. even though you'll feel warm and fuzzy after the game one win. one of the most photographed pools in the world has been missing something pretty crucial over the past few years, the water. but soon a jewel of hers is it castle will be ready for instagram takes. the neptune pool holds about 335 gallons of water. >> lady gaga used it in her music video. next at 6:00, we're live inside oracle arena with
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new at 6:00, east bay fire fight. crews working through the night to stop flames at seven locations in contra costa county. cleaning up b.a.r.t., the
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changes you may notice this morning. we're live at oracle arena where the stage is set for game one of the nba finals. you can see the sea of yellow there. >> that means the dubs are back on abc 7. we have the countdown to abc's coverage at the bottom of your screen, less than 12 hours away. first we've all got to get through the day. meteorologist mike nicco is here to help you get going this morning. hi, mike. >> it would be nice if the breezes would help get through the day quicker so we can get to the game. we're gusting, 13 at concord, 18 at livermore, 17 in mountain view. the winds, they kept blowing overnight. they brought a broken deck of clouds with them and the possibility of very light drizzle. i experienced some earlier this morning. as you look at that picture, it's looking less and less likely as the clouds are really that thick. 48 to 55. a little windchill this morning. look at these temperatures, mid 50s to 60 at on

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