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r your mobile phone. like this device to increase volume on your cell phone. - ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." good morning. on this thursday, september 6th. it's 5:00 a.m. thanks for being there. >> natasha is off and you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco is here. hi, mike. >> hey, guys. good morning to you. want to take a look at the winds, the winds determine what the weather is going to be this time of year. we get that offshore wind when we get the september warm surge. not happening today. you can see the winds are coming ashore and everybody is turning out gray again this morning. we will have some minor warming in our inland neighborhoods but other than that expect temperatures pretty close to where we were yesterday and we start off almost exactly the same. mid to upper 50s in my
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accuweather 12-hour planner. low to mid 70s inland. by 4:00, 60s at the coast, barely a few upper 50s, 73 to 86 bay and inland and nice evening on the way, 67 to 77 around the bay and inland neighborhoods. that's a look at our forecast. how about the commute. >> good morning, mike. we have a couple incidents to talk about already this morning. one of those westbound 580, we have a crash in the tri-valley so if you are leaving dublin from the 680 split before shaffer ranch road, we have a two-vehicle crash reportedly still in the right lane. really starting to see that backup thin out. that's not much of a delay right now. keeping my eye on that. still have the full closure of 680 south of there in the fremont area. we'll have an update on that next. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 18 minutes, 9 across the bay bridge and san francisco to sfo looking great in the green at 9 minutes. >> thanks. california highway patrol
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testg a freeway security network. >> called shot spotter designed to pinpoint the time of freeway shootings. amy hollyfield is live in contra costa county to explain how it all works. hi, amy. >> good morning, jessica. now people may have heard gunfire on highway 4 in contra costa overnight. don't worry, this was a test. the chp out overnight so they don't disturb too many people testing their new system. it's a shot spotter system. they're using it in areas where they have had a lot of highway shootings. the system will pinpoint where and when a highway shooting happened. these systems are used around california, but this will be the first time they will be used on a freeway and they plan to install them by the end of the year. the system will eventually include cameras and license plate readers. the hope is to bring it into these freeway shootings. there have been 136 in the bay area in the last three years.
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reporting live from highway 4, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. nominee brett kavanaugh faces another round of questioning on capitol hill. his confirmation hearing will take place in about 90s minutes. yesterday senator kamala harris asked kavanaugh about the russia investigation an wanted to know whether he's spoken to robert mueller with anyone at president trump's personal lawyer firm. >> how can you not remember whether you had a conversation about robert mueller or his investigation with anyone at that law firm? this investigation has only been going on so long, sir. >> i'm not sure -- >> please answer the question. >> i'm trying to think, do i know anyone that works at the firm. i might know -- >> that's not my question. my question is, have you had a conversation with anyone at that firm about that investigation? it's a really specific question. >> i would like to know the person you're thinking of. what if there's -- >> i think you're thinking of someone and don't want to tell us. >> kavanaugh did not actually
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give an answer. in total, 66 demonstrators were removed from yesterday's hearing and more protests are expected today. new this morning, an unprovoked attack in san francisco's soma neighborhood and police say they have a suspect in custody. "the chronicle" reports a young woman was stabbed on fifth near market street around 5:15 yesterday evening. police arrested a girl a short time later a half block away. witnesses told "the chronicle" that the suspect was arguing with a man on the street when two young women passed by and the suspect attacked one of them unprovoked. we know many bart riders are concerned about crime after a recent stabbings and attacks. records show which stations have the most arrests. keep in mind, most of the arrests are for outstanding warrants and drug use, not for violent attacks at bart stations. sf gate reports civic center at had the most arrests, 453. that is more than lake merritt,
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the coliseum, and west oakland stations combined. powell station came in second with 344 arrests. a bart spokesman told the gate it's no surprise civic center and powell stations have a higher ridership than stations in the east bay. a teenager from israel has died at yosemite national park. he fell from the edge of nevada fall yesterday. the times of israel reports 18-year-old tomar fell more than 800 feet while trying to take a selfie at the edge of the waterfall. he was in the middle of a two-month trip to the u.s. nevada fall is about a six hour hike from yosemite valley. now an abc 7 news live desk update. >> we are seeing new images of the fast-moving inferno on interstate 5 in shasta county. interstate 5 remains closed because of the delta fire, burning about ten miles north of redding. there are -- here are new images
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coming in. you see here abandoned trucks destroyed by the flames as the fire jumped interstate 5. 5,000 acres have already burned since the fire started yesterday afternoon. crews have zero percent the containment. a number of cabins and campgrounds are threatened and there are evacuation warnings for residents in that area. officials say the fire was caused by people, but have not said exactly how it was started so we're awaiting more information. for now, let's check your weather. >> all right. we'll take a look at the current conditions up there right now. what you're going to see, hi, everybody, is that it's about 73 degrees, 35% humidity. the winds are at about 12 miles per hour and not going to get much faster than that as we head throughout the next couple days. they're going to stay in the 10 to 15-mile-per-hour range. let's take a look at what the temperatures are going to do. that will be a bigger concern. mid to upper 90s for today all the way through monday and then that touch of fall starts to
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roll in as we hit the mid 80s by wednesday of next week. all right. a look at temperatures in the north bay, we have mid 50s in many neighborhoods. 52 in tiberon. mid to upper 50s most other neighborhoods, 52 in daly city, cooler and we have 60 in newark and san jose. here's a look at the golden gate bridge, cross wind, 16 miles per hour. be careful there. strong sunshine if you're out exercising, beaches and bay play, it will be calm but mainly gray at our beaches. here's a look at the north bay, cloudy conditions, not as much fog as yesterday. and about 53 at 8:00. 59 with some sunshine at 10:00. and then full-on sunshine and a few high clouds this afternoon, upper 70s to low 80s. as far as san francisco, the cloud cover, not quite as stubborn as it was yesterday but temperatures really don't respond much. low 60s near the bay, i should say near the coast and mid 60s going to be near the bay with a little more sunshine there. all right. let's check out here's axi >>oornike. i'nmorning.
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ad a full northbound 680 in the freemont area heading up into sunol for work on the new sheridan road bridge. everyone was forced off at sheridan road and had to use mission road to get around this between sheridan and andrade. looks like things have reopened on schedule this morning. that was scheduled to wrap up at 5:00. head's up, we have some residual delays that continue to thin out and the same thing from midnight tonight until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. you don't want to get caught in that. we had long delays. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza no metering lights yet. a little stack up in the cash lanes on the right-hand side. >> thank you. happening today, transportation officials want your input on a new ferry service from richmond to san francisco. the service is expected to be begin in january and officials are trying to decide on ticket prices. here's's what officials are proposing. cash fare for an adult ticket would be $9. you can use a clipper card and it would be $6.75. tickets for kids, seniors and
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people with disability $4.50, children under age 5 would ride for free. transportation officials will hold a public hearing at 1:30 at the port of san francisco. san francisco based levi strauss is jumping into the gun control debate. >> they're calling for stricter gun laws and pledging a million dollars to the cause. abc 7 news reporter kate larson has that. >> reporter: while you debate skinny versus straight leg levi strauss is making clear its position on gun controls comes in one size. chip berg wrote an op-ed titled "why business leaders need to take a stand on gun violence" writing, you may wonder why a company that doesn't manufacture or sell guns is wading into this issue. for us it's simple, americans shouldn't have to live in fear of gun violence. berg blejed $1 million to non-profits working to end nonviolence and employees can use paid hours for political activism. how will this affect the company's bottom line. >> i absolutely care about the
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companies and their values. >> reporter: jasmine is a levi's customer and pleased to learn about the company's position on gun control. >> now it makes me want to buy them even more. >> reporter: in a tweet the national rifle association criticized the jean makers partnership with every town for gun safety saying their mission is to disarm law abiding citizens. >> that's my concern all the time are the gun rights. >> reporter: daniel is a gun owner wearing levi's when we met him and he will continue to buy and wear the brand but worried about their approach to gun violence. >> everyone is against gun violence but how are they going to stop that? are they going to try to stop guns or are they going to stop -- do education. >> reporter: he says to start he would like criminal background checks on all gun sales. kate larson, abc 7 news. of course the other brand people are talking about nike and their just do it campaign staring colin kaepernick. the company released a two minute long commercial narrated by the former 49er quarterback. >> so don't ask if your dreams
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are crazy, ask if they're crazy enough. ♪ >> no matter how you feel about colin kaepernick i think you should check it out. watch the full add at abc7news.com and that way you can talk about it. everyone is talking about it. >> chime in on that conversation. a new law in california will help renters facing eviction. >> south and north korean officials met for a summit. they left with a message for president trump. >> and a north bay police officer's life-changing
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." jo a live look at a cloudy san rafael where it's 54 right now. the north bay, inland east bay, couple of those neighborhoods going to reach 90s as we head towards tomorrow and saturday. i will have the rest of the accuweather forecast coming up. >> tenants served eviction notices on friday will have more time to respond or move out. governor brown signed the bill from san francisco assemblyman david chu into law yesterday. now the current law requires landlords to give tenants three days to pay rent or -- pay the rent or move out and allows five calendar days to respond to an eviction lawsuit. the bill stops the clock on saturday, sunday and court
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holidays. happening today preparing for the big one in san francisco. the city is holding a disaster response exercise at st. mary's cathedral this morning. the scenario is a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on the san andreas fault. around 100 volunteers will play the role of earthquake survivors testing the city's ability to shelter displaced people. according to the plan, more than 23,000 people could be displaced in a real major earthquake. in today's "gma" first look, a big settlement involving actress gwyneth paltrow's lifestyle website. abc news has details. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma" first look, gwyneth paltrow's lifestyle brand goop is paying the price for allegedly promoting unscientific claims about three of its products, settling a $145,000 consumer protection lawsuit over those products including the highly controversial jade egg, which goop once claimed could help with hormonal imbalance. paltrow touted the egg's
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supposed benefits on jimmy kimmel last year. >> you sell a lot of these? >> sell tons of them. women have had incredible results. it acts as like a small weight and so i suppose it tones the pelvic floor and there are women who are really good as practicing this and say that it's good for balancing hormones. >> reporter: we'll have more about the lawsuit coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look, abc news new york. new developments on allegations surrounding an actress under investigation after actor jimmy bennett said she sexually assaulting him when he was 17. her lawyer issued a statement claiming that bennett forced himself on to argento. now she says she never had a sexual relationship with bennett, but did agree to pay him $380,000 to settle his claims. he was one of the early accusers of movie mogul harvey weinstein.
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state water officials say orville dam should be rdy t ndle this winter's rains but the cost for repairing the tallest dam now exceeds $1 billion. that's up from january's estimate of $870 million. the department of water resources says construction costs and related expenses are causing the increase. more workers were recently hired to get the repairs completed by november. both spillways at the 770-foot dam collapsed in february 2017 forcing nearly 200,000 people downstream to evacuate. new this morning, we are hearing from the santa rosa police officer who adopted a baby girl from a homeless woman he met while on patrol. >> jesse witten developed a friendship with the woman trying ntroduced her to his wife ashley and ashley said the woman asked her to feel her stomach and little did she know she was feeling her future daughter in
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her womb. few months later the woman gave birth and they got a phone call. >> we were called by the sonoma county saying that hey, do you know who this woman is, she's just had a baby and she's asked for you guys to be emergency placement for this child. we went and saw harlow in the hospital and fell in love right away. >> harlow did deal with withdraw symptoms after birth. eventually the adoption was made official making them a family of six. >> what a sweet story. good for them. >> awesome. like to hear stories like that. let's talk about what's going on weather wise. you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. we're going to deal with high pressure. it's moving be in the next couple days and it's going to be warmer inland. right now we've got mainly cloudy conditions in the south bay. this is 87 and you see mineta san jose international in the upper left-hand side of your screen that gives you an idea you're looking northbound. temperature 60 degrees. clouds to sunshine, except the
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coast mainly clouds, warming inland the warmth will spread over everybody else the next couple days and an autumn chill will come in on the backside of that. temperature wise in the south bay, 76 in sunnyvale, 80s around san jose and cupertino, 90s in morgan hill and gilroy. on the peninsula, low to mid 70s and over at the coast all the white that's the cloud cover, 59 to 61 our spread there. 65 to 67 from downtown to south san francisco to sausalito. 77 in petaluma, 82 santa rosa, along the east bay shore 71 in berkeley and oakland. the cool spots. everybody else around 72 to 76 degrees. mid to upper 80s a little warmer than yesterday where a lot of our east bay neighborhoods in the san ramon valley, were mid to upper 70s. my accuweather seven-day forecast, ten degrees warmer tomorrow. low to mid 90s inland with low 80s around the bay and 60s at the coast. see the cooling trend. we're still at average through at least monday.
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and then tuesday and wednesday. that's when the fall flavor falls into the forecast. hope you a good one. see what alexis is watching. >> yeah. overall we're looking okay right now. you tthe central valley and check o. it's busy once again. all the way down to just eight miles an hour on 205 and 15 miles an hour, not much better once you make it to 580 and nothing blocking, that is the norm now that everyone is back to school and work here after the summer holiday. san mateo bridge, quickly filling in on westbound 92, no blocking issues for you either and mass transit off to a great start. 45 bart trains. ace one keep in mind the gps tracker on ace three is down but they should be on time today too. ac transit, normal service no delays. new this morning, a gay couple from san francisco is accusing taiwanese airline of discrimination. jeff cobb posted tweets about his experience and said he tried to board the flight at sfo on saturday with his husband and 19-month-old child but was told
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it was airline policy only one parent could accompany the child in the family boarding group. the other parent had to wait in the normal line. cobb says they later discovered that other straight families were able to board together. the airline responded with a public apology saying the airline has a zero tolerance policy of discrimination of any kind. changing gender on official documents got easier in california. two new laws that went into effect this week will allow people to change their gender at the dmv starting in 2019. people can change their birth certificate right now by going to the california court's website before the law officially changing gender required a doctor's approval and a court appearance. advocates say the requirements were a difficult barrier for transgender men and women. >> that's important for a myriad of things applying for a job, getting an apartment, you can imagine all the ways in which people need their identification
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to match the way they present externally. >> beginning in january, the law will also allow drivers to easily change their gender on their driver's license. >> coming up next, seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> coming up at 5:30, how surfing is raising the bar for
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it is 5:24, the seven things to know before you go. number one, the secretary of state mike pompeo says that he is not the author of a "new york times" op-ed. that says that an internal resistance was working to save the country from president trump. the president is calling the letter writer gutless and blasted "the new york times" for publishing it. number two the president of presentation high school in san jose is resigning. students say mary miller did not do enough to protect them after sex abuse accusations. dozens of alleged victims have come forward against former staff. interstate 5 remains closed
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north of redding because of the delta fire. 5,000 acres have already burned since that fire ignited yesterday afternoon. number four, still waiting for that september surge. look at these temperatures, pretty close to livermore and san jose, the rest of our micro climate about two to five degrees cooler than average for today. number five f you heard gunshots in contra costa last night, don't worry, the chp is testing its shot spotter system that can pinpoint where shots come from in a shooting on a freeway and it's part of a response to a rash of shootings lately in the area. okay. taking a look at number six, our biggest issue was a full closure of northbound 680 in the fremont area for work on the sheridan road bridge that has wrapped up on time and all those residual delays have cleared out as>umbe francisco's latest instagram worthy exhibit opens to the public today. candytopia is on market street between third and fourth. we have more details on our
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website, abc7news.com. and on our abc 7 news app. we're coming back with another 90s minutes of news including the latest apple store to be hit by dash and grab thieves. >> did you think there was no more of the old bay bridge left more of the old bay bridge left to bcalifornia phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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and accessoriesphones for your mobile phone. like this device to increase volume on your cell phone. - ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> it's a question everyone seems to be asking this morning, who is the white house insider who wrote an explosive op-ed in "the new york times." >> and the head of a south bay high school is stepping down. what she's saying about how she handled sex abuse accusations. >> we are closely watching a new wildfire burning in shasta county. the area has been hit hard by the carr fire last month is seeing flames once again. >> good morning to you. it's thursday, september 6th. >> it's the last thing that any of us wanted to see.
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thanks for being there today. i wonder what temperatures and winds will be like for those folks up there. >> about 10 to 15 and blow the smoke away from us towards tahoe. mid to upper 90s through tuesday. the firefighters will have to deal with that. not much recovery at night either. that time of the year full on into fire season and normally we get a nice, warm patch of weather but just not happening for us. as you can see the gray on live doppler 7 that's the marine layer clouds and starting off in your accuweather 12-hour planner the way we started off all week, cloudy and mid to upper 50s, sunshine most areas away from the coast by noon, 60 there, 68 around the bay, 73 inland. comfortable for lunch. a little bit warmer inland, mid 80s, but about mid 70s around the bay and upper 50s at the coast this afternoon. let's check exis. >> good morning, mike. we are getting busier here at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights officially on at 5:20 this morning. so as you can see unless you're using the carpool lanes you will have a bit of a wait to cross
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the rest of the bay bridge into san francisco. westbound 580, tracy to dublin not terrible but you are in the yellow, 47 minutes. 680 dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 15 and showed you the northbound side is reopening following the bridge work. 101 to cupertino looking great too in the green at 15 minutes. >> thanks. this morning secretary of state mike pompeo says it wasn't him. he's saying he is not the author of an explosive op-ed in "the new york times." >> and the op-ed was published yesterday written by an anonymous trump administration official who claims to be part of an internal resistance trying to save the country from the president's impulses. abc 7 news reporter emily rau live in washington with the president's response. >> good morning, jessica and reggie. secretary pompeo taking part in i indiahi w n me.esidt, mik t spokesman it wasn't him either. they want nothing to do with this.
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>> nobody has ever done in less than a two-year period what we've done. >> reporter: president trump defiant after the rare move by "the new york times" publishing an anonymous letter from a senior administration official who writes, i work for the president, but like-minded colleagues and i have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. the op-ed piece describes a president who is impetuous saying his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back. president trump calling the letter writer gutless and blasting the "new york times." >> when you tell me about some anonymous source within the administration, probably who's failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons, and "the new york times" is failing. >> reporter: later tweeting a one word question, treason? some lawmakers stunned. >> this editorial should give all of us real pause. >> reporter: republican bob corker on msnbc, not surprised. >> i think this is what all of
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us have understood to be the situation from day one. >> reporter: republican lindsey graham defended president trump on cnn. >> to those who believe that this man is a fool, is just the people around him that keep us safe, you don't know what you're talking about. >> reporter: that anonymous writer from the president's very own team painting a very different picture, writing, americans should know there are adults in the room. we are trying to do what's right even when donald trump won't. >> reporter: and "the new york times" is defending the op-ed this morning saying in a statement, quote, we are incredibly proud to have published this piece. in washington, emily rau, abc 7 news. >> thank you. now to the south bay a high school looking for a new leader after she was accused of mishandling sex abuse accusations. >> the president o enough to protect them. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live for us in san jose.
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matt? >> reporter: jessica, presentation high school has started a new national search for a president. the current president and former principal says the allegations against her have become a distraction for the school. all this controversy started last october. that's when miller came under fire after a letter from a former student was published in "the washington post" accusing mary miller of mishandling allegations of sexual abuse. dozens of alleged victims have come forward accusing a number of staff members of abuse. former student beth johnson was devastated to hear about the allegations against miller. >> i think it's really important for leadership to change. as much as i loved and learned from mary miller. >> reporter: in a letter to the board, miller hopes her absence allows the staff and new administration to focus on the success and well being of our students. miller says her resignation will become effective on september 14th. reporting live here in san jose,
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matt keller, abc 7 news. now a live desk update. >> from abc 7 mornings. >> closed in shasta county because of a fast-moving wildfire, this is the delta fire. it's burned about ten miles north of redding in that area and so far 5,000 acres have burned. there is zero percent containment right now. a number of cabins and campgrounds are threatened and thousands of people were stuck after the fire ignited yesterday before 1:00 p.m. many people including julio very ga were forced to abandon their cars and run. >> it felt like it was coming to us so some of the guys that were in front of us, i don't know, like five, ten trucks in front of us were closer to it, they had to drop the trucks, the trailers, and turn around. >> the u.s.'s forest service has launched a full-scale attack by aircraft and ground.
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600 firefighters have been called in and this fire comes just weeks after the carr fire destroyed 1100 homes and killed eight people nearby in that area. it was just declared contained last week. reggie? in the east bay a 19-year-old man from pittsburgh is under arrest for the attempted abduction of a woman in lafayette. authorities say someone tried to force the victim into a dark colored sedan around 4:15 tuesday morning. she escaped and screamed for help as the car sped away. lafayette police say an extensive network of surveillance cameras in the area helped authorities catch one of the suspects. 19-year-old jordan wilson was arrested. he remains in jail with bail set at $200,000. we're getting a look at a gunman wanted for a shooting outside a taqueria in the south bay. investigators released video from the shooting on august 9th outside the la victoria restaurant. you see a man on the lower right of your screen opening fire as
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customers scramble to safety, including a woman holding a child's hand. our media partner the mercury news reports two men and a woman are wanted. the shooting appeared to happen following an argument. three men were hurt. thieves hit another apple store in the bay area and this time in downtown los gatos. sky 7 flew above the store on north santa cruz avenue after three men ripped merchandise off tables and ran out the front door yesterday. and this is the eighth such attack or theft i should say in the recent few weeks. they've happened from santa rosa to burlingame. police have released surveillance video of some of the crimes in hopes of identifying the suspects. no one has been hurt. all right. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk temperatures. we'll start in daly city, 52. we'll head into the mid 50s from pacifica, san bern no to redwood city and menlo park around 60 degrees. same in san jose an hayward.
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we've got san ramon at 56, antioch and livermore at 57, along with oakland. san francisco, half moon bay at 55 and 56 in san rafael and napa at 54. unfortunately i think we're going to have delays at sfo. follow me and i'll let you know about them as soon as they let us know. on the roads, clouds but the sunglasses for this afternoon. not breezy on the bay today and mass transit will be cool here in san francisco but pretty comfortable even in the east bay valleys when we hit the low to mid 80s during the afternoon hours, that's pretty much average for this time of the year. we'll start off with 58 with increasing clouds through the morning hours. towards the east bay shoreline we still have cloudy and 59, mostly cloudy at 10:00 and 62, and then we'll see sunshine mixed with high clouds and 66 at noon and love the afternoon hours in the low to mid 70s. we'll head down to the south bay where it's going to be a little bit warmer than the east bay. but temperatures around the upper 70s to low 80s in the afternoon hours with a lot of sunshine compared to this
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morning where we're starting cloudy and 59 degrees. had a couple hot spots this morning. >> yeah. nothing too terrible. in fact the biggest one is gone at this point. that was a full closure of 680 and fremont for bridge work but coming back tonight starting at 11:00 until 5:00 tomorrow morning. keep that in mind. we're looking at one new issue that popped up in san francisco. sounds like the westbound 80 connecter to northbound 101 we've got a disabled semi blocking the left lane. chp on the way to the scene. not sure what the issue is. i don't believe that was involved in the collision. some type of hazard there, a tire or mechanical issue, but so far it's not causing any delays the only delay for that commute is, of course, at the toll plaza where there's metering lights that have been on for a little less than 15 minutes. a check of drive times, westbound 80, albany to the maze looks great at four minutes, 880 to san jose, also wide open there at 15 minutes and northbound 280 to cupertino wide open at 11 minutes.
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a look at mass transit coming up next. now an abc 7 news live desk update. >> we have an update on the negotiations to denuclearize north korea. a south korean presidential delegation just visited pyongyang. officials say they give kim jong-un a message from president trump and kim jong-un gave them a message to deliver in turn to president trump. so this morning the president tweeted, quote, kim jong-un of north korea proclaims unwavering faith in president trump. thank you to chairman kim. we will get it done together. south korea and north korea are expected to hold their third summit next weekend. happening today, a controversial training exercise returns to alameda county. the urban shield event brings together first responders from all over the country. they practice dealing with everything from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. opponents say the training militarizes the police. this is the final year urban shield will be hosted in its current form. in march the board of
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accuweather forecast. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> oakland pride got the parade and all the festivities at 11:00. sunshine in the afternoon, 66 when we close up at 7:00. 107 in palm springs but comfortable upper 70s in san diego and los angeles 99 fresno, 58 in eureka with cloud cover, yosemite will be 86 with an isolated thunderstorm. the smoke from the north, the fires to our north, they're going to playing tahoe today and tomorrow. now, a live desk update. >> from abc 7 mornings. >> at least four people have died in a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in japan. look at these new images overnight from japanese tv. it shows some of that damage. the quake happened in hokkaido the northern most of japan's main islands. the local government says more than 30 people are feared buried in a landslide in one of the town's hardest hit by the quake. nearly 3 million households are without electricity right now.
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this is the latest natural disaster in the country in the last few months on the heels of a typhoon and devastating floods. a head's up if you registered to vote through the dmv. the department says technicians may have botched nearly 23,000 voter registration submitted through the motor volker law. the dmv revealed the error in a letter to the secretary of state. customers vote by mail, language and political party selections were impacted. affected voter will get a letter to correct the information. the motor voter law which allows motorists to automatically register to vote took effect in april. city inspectors and experts are assessing what caused a window on the 36th floor of millennium tower to crack. the department of building inspection took these photos. the attorney for the home owners association says the person who lives in 36b
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heard a loud pop during the middle of the night over the holiday weekend and says it's the outside pane of glass that cracked. the department of inspection has determined there is no imminent risk because the glass islam my nated and designed to hold in place. >> this is a window system designed to withstand hurricane-force winds. this is obviously of serious concern. >> the homeowners association attorney says a new window has been ordered and will be installed within a week. new this morning, no more pay gap in professional surfing. the world surf league says equal prize money will be awarded to both male and female competitors next year. the first and only u.s.-based global sports league to offer equal prize money. the world surf league runs mavericks and the winner to hold the half moon bay event is next month. a surfer from west africa making a splash in santa cruz. the 22-year-old is training for the olympics and she's believed
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to be the only woman surfer in her native senegal and hopes to make her country's team in 2020 the first time surfing will be an olyic sport. her coach arranged for her to come to santa cruz for intense training. >> i like surf. i'm in the water and can catch the wave. >> she's put every ounce of her body into this. we've had injuries already, we've had sickness, where she had to get used to the environment. she's worked very hard to be here. >> she is set to go to japan next week for a qualifying event. a gofundme page to raze money to get her there was short of its goal until an anonymous $2500 donation late last night. so good for her. she's going to be able to go. >> that's awesome. >> that is really cool. >> so cool. >> this is the first time i'm hearing of this organization, black girls surf. what a great idea. >> oh, yeah. i love it. >> we'll be keeping an eye on her, absolutely, and following her progress. can't wait to see it.
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talk about what's going on, an eye on our fog, seems to be a daily chore from the weather center. look from the exploratorium camera and you can see the cloud deck out there once again. we'll have afternoon sunshine. a little bit warmer inland while the rest of us average to a little bit below average. now the warmth is going to peak tomorrow. a spike of warmth and in the cooling, yeah we'll have that next week. it will feel like fall. a look at the cloud deck and it surging into the centra valley over the next couple hours. unlike yesterday a lot more sunshine over the bay during the lunch hour but notice the white just sticks to the coast during the afternoon hours once again. let's see what it does down in the south bay. some of the earliest sunshine and warmest temperatures, los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy, mid 80s to mid 90s. most of the south bay will be in the mid to upper 70s and 80 at cupertino and in also san jose. low to mid 70s, a little below average on the peninsula today. millbrae a little cooler 69 but not with a very sharp breeze today. upper 50s to low 60s, mainly 59 t 61, on the
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peninsula coast. and then 65 in downtown san francisco. if you're going to be in the north bay valleys, 77 around petaluma a ejo, 82 in santa rosa, 92 towards lakeport. the east bay shore richmond at 72, hayward 74, castro valley at about 73 and a lot of mid to upper 80s in the east bay valleys. not quite as much cloud cover in the south bay and the east bay. temperatures range from about 52 in santa rosa and napa to antioch at 61. my accuweather seven-day forecast, a little spike in the heat tomorrow. and it holds on barely saturday and then you can see sunday the highs start to ease back closer to average and even below average for the middle parts of next week. have a good day. talk to alexis. >> pretty quiet right now. we started off with some significant delays due to some roadwork. right now we're in our sweet spot where we've wrapped up those projects and volumes are just starting to increase. of course the one exception always tracy, down to 7 miles an
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hour on westbound 205, and 12 miles an hour on 580. several miles of heavy traffic for you. westbound 80 into san francisco looking okay. i do have a report of a disabled semi blocking the left lane on the westbound 80 connecter to northbound 101. so far that hasn't had much of an impact and sounds like chp %-p. bart, excuse me, mass transit, 48 bart trains in service, no delays for you. ace one and three on time. confirm, gps tracker on ace three is down. no issues with that this morning. normal service, no delays, for capitol corridor. okay. let's take a look at something if you are planning on using the bay bridge on saturday, caltrans does plan to stop traffic so a pair of foundations from the eastern span can be imploded. >> okay. that is what it has looked and
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sounded like during previous implosions. three foundations are being left in place as supports for new planned parks and walkways and renderings of what they could look like. saturday's implosion will happen around noon. the pedestrian and bike path are cosed so crews can prepare for the work and i know, jessica, you said you liked to watch an implosion. >> i do. >> they put this on-line if you want i can tweet out the link if you're one of the people who likes to see things blow up in a very planned and calculated way. >> i don't know what that says about me. >> you're not alone. a lot of folks want to watch this. the only bummer is if you get stuck in the backup. chp does rolling delays of about 30 minutes. plan on that for this saturday. >> okay. thank you. yeah. >> we'll be looking for your tweets. we want to show you a live look at sfo, just announced a landmark agreement to use green alternative to jet fuel. the agreement between the airplane, four airlines, united,
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alaska, american and pacific, and four fuel producers including chevron and shell and plan to work together to use more sustainable fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. a tsa surveillance program under fire. why lawmakers say it is a waste of time. >> first, san francisco's moscone center about to go solar. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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and accessoriesphones for your mobile phone. like this device to increase volume on your cell phone. - ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program visit right now or call during business hours. accuweather forecast. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> september is living up to its billing, the busiest time for the s, in the atlantic, hurricane florence a category 3. i threw the plots on there to give you an idea of what is going to happen over the next
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week or so, south carolina to maine, yeah, a broad range, could be impacted by this storm. we'll have more on the storm heading towards hawaii next. >>ha yakla will be sworn in as the only student member of the california board of he education. 17-year-old gema quetzal cardenas is a senior at life academy. governor brown appointed her to take over the position back in march. she'll represent the state's 6.2 million public schoolchildren. san francisco mayor london breed is launching a plan to boost clean energy technology across the city. she unveiled the initiative from the upper terrace of moscone center where crews are installing a massive solar power system. it will be capable of producing 20% of the building's power. breed wants all buildings constructed starting in 2030 to be powered with electricity from renewable sources. and reggie, today is the fy
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o to the public. >> called candytopia, on market street between third and fourth. there are interactive exhibits with things like portraits and sea horses made of candy. there's even a giant marshmallow pit. not real, just foam. the exhibit runs through november and you can get tickets on-line. we have more details on our website, with abc7news.com and on our news app. i guess i'll see you there, alexis. >> thanks for the warning on the marshmallows too. that would be a real bummer to, you know, take a little bite of a marshmallow. >> since many more people have been in there before you. >> yeah. we don't even want to think about that, do we? a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. pretty typical weekday commute the metering lights on at 5:20, other side of the bridge we had a disabled semi blocking the left lane, connecter to northbound 101 that has cleared from the boards according to chp. no longer a blocking issue. drive times looking good. 680 to walnut creek, 6 minutes,
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another 8 if you're continuing on to westbound 24 from walnut creek to highway 13 and westbound 580 tracy to dublin, we can always count on that one in the red at 57 minutes. let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> thanks, alexis. we have a high surf warning continuing on the red you see for the east and northeast parts of each island and the reason why, we have norman, 120-mile-per-hour storm that's going to pass just to the north and it's going to kick up to 18-foot waves that will peak today. it does weaken as it moves away and doesn't enhance anything else. the rainfall is going to be pretty close to average. it's just that surf we have to be most concerned with. if you're flying there for the weekend by the time you get there it will be gone. have fun. >> thanks, mike. speaking of flying, if you are on american airlines they're going to give you a bit of a omyas can put carry-on bags in overhead bins. you're probably thinking, isn't that standard not with a basic economy ticket, not before now.
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before you could only bring a personal t personal item to fit under the seat in front of you. delta announced the same changes as american and leaves united the only three major u.s. airlines to charge basic economy passengers to bring on a carry-on. we often hear about shootings on bay area freeways. next at 6:00, the project that chp is working on to help stop criminals. plus a breakdown of which bart stations have the most arrests and why. nike isn't the only company taking a stance on a controversial
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good morning east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> good morning. it's thursday, september 6th. more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast r 7.go mni. i put theud
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cove ocean and that means no real, strong warmth again today. here's my accuweather 12-hour planner. starting off steady, mid to upper 50s under cloudy conditions. staying in the upper 50s at the coast. all throughout the rest of the time frames. at noon 67 to 73 with more sunshine around the bay and inland. inland we'll warm up just a little bit. mid 80s while we'll stay in the mid 70s around the bay. comfortable night on the way, 60s and 70s. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. and checking out the roads here today, we don't have many issues going right now, although i am just wanting to take you into a bit of a delay. that just started to form in san francisco. southbound 101 around cesar chavez road work scheduled until 6:00 should be wrapping up as we speak. definitely had at least one lane down. as you head through the 280 interchange, seeing stop-and-go traffic. i do think that will clear out shortly. keeping a close eye on that. southbound 680 through walnut creek starting to see quite a
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