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if it was arson. >> this map will give you a better idea of where it's located. it's along interstate 5 north of redding. the flames are raging alongside the freeway, very scary. >> a woman who became trapped by the rapidly spreading shasta fire is grateful to be alive. >> kristen, she has amazing, heart pounding video here. >> this is the story of kate mckeszen, she went to hell and back yesterday, all the while recording the ordeal on i-5 north of redding. >> holy [ bleep ], oh my [ bleep ] god. i might die here. >> just in case something would go wrong i wanted it to be on film. >> and so much could have gone wrong. mckesz is a was driving a u haul, moving her sister's stuff to san diego, when she got boxed in by moving flames and stopped
big rigs, nowhere to go. >> i can't see anything now around me. >> when the flames hit and shot up really high, you can see in the video they shoot up right next to me, way higher than the trees and they were huge, the firefighters at that point ran the other direction, sort of full speed, completely terrifying. >> terrifying for about ten minutes before the flames burned through the hillside and firefighters returned. >> okay, water spraying. sprayi. thank god. and the smoke is clearing too. >> after that, mckeszen kept driving. she skyped us today from san bernardino, where she showed us her u-haul truck intact, with minor charring on the tires. the whole ordeal added to her understanding of wildfires and will help her in her contract job with the state of wildfire action plan. larry? >> thank you, kristen, that video is unbelievable.
truckers and motorists had to leave their vehicles behind as the flames bore down on them. caltrans is asking for people to stay away from that away. i-5 is closed and alternate routes are -- i'm here at the closure north of downtown redding. the freeway, as you can see, remains closed. we're told, last word from caltrans, it will stay closed until at least tomorrow morning. this, of course, is causing a major inconvenience, especially for truckers, some of them from the bay area. >> look at that -- car on fire, we cannot stay right here. >> reporter: after huge flames, a major highway remains closed in both directions north of redding. >> it looks pretty rough. 15,000 acres, that's a lot. >> reporter: truckers, can only
sit and wait. >> are you worried about your load? >> a little. i'm talking to the dispatch office about it now. we're trying to figure out what's the -- what's mit seems few here are getting fes vive beebeng thent, seemed eager to take their chances. >> i don't want my truck to be burned. it's a big responsibility. so i'd rather stay here for another day or so. >> we'll get this ready for you and call you at the register, okay. >> reporter: in the meantime, about a hundred miles south of the closure business had slowed to a trickle. >> what would this look like normally today? >> there would be 30, 40 people behind me, at least. 90% of our business is off interstate 5. >> reporter: this is a live look at interstate 5, still closed, will be at least until tomorrow morning. we have seen some of these trucks get off and turn around, the guy with the coffee from the
bay area told us he was about ready to turn around and take it back to oakland because there was concern about that load being ruined by sitting out here in the heat. there are detours, many cars and trucks, smaller trucks are using they are not fit for these big rigs. so they are either going to have to wait it out, or turn around. live in redding, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you. it's time to check on the conditions in that area now. >> let's get to spencer christian, we mentioned laura was talking about the heat, how hot is it? >> it's 87 degrees in the area of the fire, but noter near the fire. nearest reporting station, 87 degrees. quite warm, and humidity is low, 16%. wind out of the east. gusts are at 16 miles per hour right now. over the next 24 hours we'll see a significant decrease in wind late tonight and overnight. but the wind will increase once
again tomorrow. 15-mile-per-hour steady winds and perhaps higher gusts. the temperature trend shows it's going to be hot in that area the next four days, high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with no significant cooling until early next week. more details as they become available. larry? >> thank you, spencer. the state has issued a legal notice to revoke the license of two north bay senior care homes because investigators found the operators of those homes failed to protect the residents during last year's fires. one of their buildings burned down last year. anoter building also had fire damage. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow is looking into the state's actions and will join us with more at 5:00. >> war zone, dude. >> tonight on nightline, hear from officers seen in this video about the life saving decisions they made during the north bay wildfires. that's tonight on "nightline"
after 12:30 a.m. on abc 7. we're now getting an idea about the staggering costs of california's wildfires. state insurance commissioner dave jones says more than 10,000 residential and commercial insurance claims have been filed, with losses topping $845 million. jones says the worst may be yet to come since california's most destructive wildfires typically happen after september 1st. >> at least nine people are dead, 30 others missing after a powerful earthquake in northern japan. a magnitude 6.7 quake triggered dozens of mud slides, in hokkaido. 350 people are hurt, 3 million homes lost electricity because of damage to a major power plant. no threat of a tsunami after --- hit off the coast of fiji.
the quake struck more than 350 miles underground. people reported light shaking on the islands. disaster experts spent today getting ready for the next big earthquake right here. they specifically focused on testing the city's ability to shelter and care for residents. >> abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez joining us outside st. mary's cathedral, a would be temporary shelter. >> reporter: it's great to have a plan, but you don't know if it's going to work unless you test it. that is what the city of san francisco did today. the first test since 2013. >> prepare yourselves. >> reporter: for the first four days following a major earthquake they would have to fend for themselves before any outside help would arrive. that's why performed a disaster response exercise at st. mary's cathedral, one of one hundred locations that would be activated in an emergency. >> the point is fl confident
that we can activate thi after emergency. >> reporter: other shelters would include churches, schools and community centers, enough places to take care of 60,000 people throughout the city. volunteers like emily san francisco resident who uses a wheelchair participated in the simulation. >> people with special needs will still be here after a disaster. i want to make sure shelter volunteers know we have those extra needs and make sure the needs get met. >> reporter: all temporary shelters would have staff, medical supplies and generators, which would keep people with non-emergencies with crowding local hospitals. >> it's one of the great things about these shelters is then we can get medical equipment and supplies in that if they are dependent on electricity to get the medical care they need we can do that in the shelter itself. >> food and water will also be available as well as translators for those not fluent in english. most of the people helping will
be city workers who have already taken an oath to become service workers during a large scale emergency. >> reporter: another good reason to be nice to all city workers, now two things you have to do right now. number one, go to sf72.org, get all the information that you need. and also sign up for text alerts at alertsf. i have it. believe me. it works. i'm live from san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> are you ready for the next quake? find guidelines for stocking a survival kit and developing an emergency plan for your family. we learned today thieves have hit yet another apple store in the bay area, this one located in palo alto, similar to the ones we've reported the last few weeks. three men in hooded sweatshirt ran into the store on last
saturday night, grabbed whatever they could and then ran to a car waiting for them. the chiefs drove off with several thousands of dollars worth of apple items. agents executed a search warrant. >> if you have any comment, do you have any comment? >> kate mcclure refused to comment after officers raided the home. she shares with boyfriend damico, seen swinging a golf club and fetch with his dog. officers took evidence from the home and seized his bmw parked in the driveway. johnny bobbit has accused the couple of taking money from him with the gofundme account they raised. he's received only $75,000. and the couple spent most of the donations on themselves. twitter now says it is permanently planning white ring conspiracy theortle jones and his info wars show.
according to the social media site, jones will not be able to create new accounts on twitter or take over any existing ones. jones posted a video on wednesday that is in violation of the company's policy against abusive behavior. the video in question shows jones shouting out and berating a cnn journalist during congressional hearings about social media. the controversy surrounding colin kaepernick's nike ad campaign isn't going away. it's exhaactually expanding. a new exhibit opened up in the south bay, and we'll take a look. cleaning up the great ocean garbage patch in the pacific, one man's idea about to come to life. plus -- did
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d'amico. bert reynolds has passed away. brandi hitt has the story. >> did cletus call you a legend? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: with his good loks, charisma, and that trade mark moustache, he became one of the most popular actors in hollywood, gracing the large and small screen for more than 50 years. >> you won the game, you got one. >> first cast in several plays, reynolds landed small roles in television. >> get out of your way while you still can. >> then came his breakout performance in 1972's "deliverance". >> you don't beat it, don't beat this river. >> reporter: reynolds became a huge star in the '70s and '80s
with his most memorable role as bo bandit opposite sally field. the two even shared a romance off screen. known as the lady's man reynolds also dated farrah fawcett, dinah shore, and his five-year marriage -- reynolds spent his fortune over the years and also overcame a say severe addiction to drugs. bouncing back with one of his biggest performances, his role as a pornography director in boogie nights earned him an oscar nomination globe. when reflecting on his life and career, he says i had a hell of a good time. >> true star. >> yeah. the nfl will open its season tonight, and as colin kaepernick's billboard looms high above san francisco, so does controversy.
>> many have seen the the advertisement. >> abc 7 news reporter carlos saucedo live at san jose state university where a new exhibit is featuringpek. carl here state university is called the power of protest. and it features sports icons like muhammad ali, and now you can had colin kaepernick to that list. >> believe in something. >> in the nike ad seen around the world, former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick encourages people to believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. >> so don't ask if your dreams are crazy. ask if you're crazy enough. >> reporter: his controversial anthem protest that started two years ago are not the first time where sports and politics have intersected. >> it's important here to understand the interface of scholarship and activism and athletics. >> reporter: the power of protest exhibit at san jose state university highlights more
than 100 historical collections from dr. harry edwards. a renowned sports sociologist who helped create the olympic project for human rights, the movement called on black athletes to boycott the 1968 olympic games in mexico city. his social activism is featured in the exhibit. >> he will take his place alongside other athlete icons in the history of western civilization. not because of what he did on the field, but because of what he used the forum on the field to do. >> dr. edwards says the latest nike commercial is a good business deal for the company and others will follow. >> it's also the role of corporations in difficult times to step into the breach and remind us of who we are, and what we stand for. >> reporter: whether cap plays again in the nfl is irrelevant, according to edwards, who says kaepernick has already made his
mark. and dr. edwards goes on to say there will be another wave of social activists, one led by female athletes, as far as this exhibit goes it starts tomorrow and runs through november 15th. reporting live in san jose, carlos saucedo, abc 7 news. >> carlos, thank you. a surfer from west africa who is living in santa cruz is one step closer to realizing her olympic dream, a gofundme campaign to raise money to send 22-year-old haju sanbe to japan next week has reached its goal. late last night an anonymous donor pushed the effort over the top with a $2,500 contribution. she's hoping to enter the 2020 games when surfing becomes an official olympic sport. equal prize money will be awarded to both male and female competitors next year. it's tloba spo league to offer equal prize money. the world surf league runs the mavericks contest near half moon
bay. part of the embarcadero will be closed tonight for a race from 6:45 to 8:30 tonight. ebb king street will be closed between third and second streets for the jp morgan chase corporate challenge. the embarcadero will be closed from second to howard streets. >> good running weather tonight, spencer? >> we are, indeed. sunnier weather here on the bay and the coast today than yesterday. going into the evening hours it will be pleasant for runners. a look at live doppler 7, mostly sunny skies coast to inland. we have the usual bit of a marine layer developing along the coast. it is breezy out there, which is also a condition we've become accustomed to right now. wind speeds, 15 to 20 miles per hour generally stronger gusts occur occasionally. seven degrees warmer in livermore and up north at santa rosa than this time yesterday. 11 degrees warmer in concord. but near the cost, san francisco, half moon bay, palo
alto, a couple degrees cooler than yesterday. here's the view from the eastbound hills camera. beautiful, but hazy. 74 san jose, 86 at morgan hill, 57 at half moon bay. here's the view from sutro tower of the low clouds pushing out over the city. low 70s at santa rosa. 82 at novato, mid-80s at fairfield, concord and livermore. a live view from mt. tam, looking down over the bay, the little finger of low clouds pushing out right now. but it's basically sunny. the forecast features, coast aloe clouds expanding overnight, heating up inland tomorrow, and gradual cooling with the weekend beginning. water va pop, there's a warmer dry air mass getting closer to the bay area. that is, of course, having a warming influence on us. we will see the warming peaking tomorrow around the bay and inland. on the coast, a couple degrees warmer.
overnight lows under mostly clear skies inland, but partly foggy at the coast. overnight lows mainly in the mid to upper 50s. tomorrow's highs will range from mid to upper 60s on the coast to upper 70s and low 80s around the bay shoreline. mid-90s inland in our warmest locations tomorrow. as we look at the high temperature range in concord, over the week ahead, indicating the trend that most of the bay area will see, notice 94 tomorrow, down just a couple of degrees saturday, down a couple more degrees sunday. that's what we mean by gradual cooling. that's the pattern that we will all see certainly inland and around the bay. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast, look for inland highs tomorrow in the hottest spots, around 96 degrees to 92 inland on saturday. not much change around the bay, low 80s there. then the cooling continues a couple more degrees on sunday, a couple more on monday. and then it will be much cooler by the end of next week. this is the kind of pattern most people find comfortable. not a dramatic change, just gradual.
just ahead, the controversial plan to add a new category to the oscars may not be causing much controversy anymore. love going to the movies? check this out, it's not just any screen, it's the big screen in a whole new way, right here in the bay area. >> going to a raiders game? if you can't make it to the coliseum on monday, the raiders season opener can be seen right here monday night on abc 7. our pre-game coverage of the rams versus raiders game begins at 7:00 live f
the idea. the academy says it will further study plans for the category. a new way to watch movies is coming to the bay area this weekend. >> yeah. it uses something called screen x. amy hollyfield has more from dublin. >> reporter: look around this regal movie theater in dublin. there's more to look at than the typical screen down front. screens on both sides of you. making the movie a 270 degree experience. >> regal is excited to bring the first screen x auditorium. >> the tricky part is knowing where to look. you have the movie in front of you, a screen on your left, your right, if you look -- what's a movie goer to do? >> it will come to life in select scenes throughout the movie that will bring -- that will enhance the picture and the movie-going experience. >> enhance, not take away. so you are immersed in the moment, rather than distracted. we can't show you a movie in the
theater because of piracy issue. but we can show you an example of scenes provided by screen x. this helps you see how the scenes wrap around you rather than play in front of you. the first movie will play tonight, "the none," costs an extra $5. they're opening a theater in new york city this weekend. there are now seven theaters like this in the country. in dublin, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. almost makes me dizzy. >> the new parlor game in washington, find out who is behind that anonymous editorial in the "new york times.." >> who has denied it already? the vice president. that was my first thought. >> this is so big now people are even taking bets on who the anonymous writer is. plus, new developments in that hack that targeted sony several years ago. charges have now been
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mandatory evacuations. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony caught up to some of the truck drivers who have been stranded because of the closure of i-5. they're camping out underneath the big rigs trying to stay cool. melanie woodrow is tweeting out, breaking news with the santa rosa senior home that burned down in the wildfires, the state issued a legal notice to revoke the license. a man kud of being a north korean spy, and carrying out a cyberattack on sony pictures is being investigated. what we know about the suspect, marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the fire fraud charges were filed in june, we're just now learning the details. the doj laid out their findings earlier today. the department of justice revealing charges for an alleged korean operative for damaging headline making siecybercrimes the past several years.
>> the thieves left a trail of clueing, cyberbread crumbs. >> reporter: it led the leak of thousands of executives' e-mails in retaliation for this movie, the interview. >> a tank. >> it was a gift to my grandfather from stallen. >> mocking kim jong-un, the movie pulled from theaters to response. >> they caused a lot of damage. >> reporter: the theft of $81 million from the bank of bangladesh in 2016. and the so-called wanna cry ransom ware attack, affecting more than 200,000 computers around the world, including hospitals. >> she called me and said it's cancelled because the computers were done. >> reporter: all the justice department says linked to this man. computer programmer park gin hyok part of a hacking team wo,ing at the direction of the north korean government. >> it has nothing to do with the summit and nothing to do with denuclearization. >> reporter: park was last known to be in north korea and will
not be extradited. the charges and sanctions levied against him are significant. >> it cannot be overstated, how important it is to say you cannot hide from us. >> reporter: officials say they don't know how many people worked with park on these cybercrimes ordered by north korea. the investigation is ongoing. we're live in los angeles, marci gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the new u.s. special envoy for north korea will travel to asia next week to jump start stalled denuclearization talks. the state department says steven biggen will visit south korea, china and japan, a former executive at ford motor company. the announcement comes after south korean officials met with north korean leader kim jong-un today. top administration officials speaking out declaring they did not write that scathing "new york times" op-ed piece. >> president trump is calling on the paper to turn the author over to the government. here's abc news reporter janai norman. >> reporter: washington and the white house are still reeling
from the bombshell "new york times" op-ed written by an anonymous author, identified only as a senior administration official, the times saying revealing the person's identity would cost them their job. the anonymous -- we've we've wee do what we can while thwarting mr. trump's most misguided impulses. >> if you're not interested in helping the president, you shouldn't work for the president, as far as i'm concerned. >> the president needs to be accountable, but he doesn't need to be torpedoed from inside. >> reporter: the unnamed official is saving the country from president trump, even claiming that cabinet officials have whispered about invoking the 25th amendment to remove mr. trump from office, but no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. the official writing, americans should know there are adults in the room. this isn't the sew-called deep state, it's the work of the steady state. >> follow this white house,
nobody should be really surprised at anyone who's had any -- with the white house knows that this is exactly the way things have been from day one. >> reporter: sarah sanders calling for those interested in the identity to call "the new york times" and ask them. others saying only time will tell. >> it's probably -- to find out who wrote it. >> reporter: more than a dozen top administration officials have come out to say it wasn't them. janai norman, abc news, washington. >> bookies are trying to cash in on the guessing game, bun gambling site lists 18 top officials who could be the anonymous person. right now vice president mike pence has the best odds, even though he's denied any involvement. day three of judge brett kavanaugh's supreme court hearings featured more squabbling of documents unreleased. unleased e-mail from he discussed the 1973 roe versus
wade decision that legalized abortion. the e-mail from 2003. 2003. kavanaugh advised the bush white house not to refer to roe as settled law. to leave the door open for it being overturned. >> i'm always concerned with accuracy. i thought that was not quite accurate description of all legal scholars. >> in another clash new jersey democrat cory booker came under fire for announcing he was ready to risk education pulxpulsion f senate -- republicans called booker's actionrrpoib an peoe are deaincludhe gman afn nati,hio. ofci say the gunmahrgh a l ckon ene. the pic chief exchanged shooting with the shooter. federal, state and local agents spent the day at the iowa
dairy farm that employed and housed cristhian rivera, the activity comes a day after rivera worked there. tibbetts grew up in oakland before moving to yeah in second grade. she disappeared on july 18th, her body found a month later. gay sex is no longer a criminal offense there. same sex couples and their supporters waited for today's decision outside of india's supreme court in new delhi. five indian citizens challenged the law, british rule of india. they fear police might target them because of their sexual preference. a possible solution for the great garbage patch, talking with a man working with a way to clean up the plastic. a new use for a former fairground. i'm spencer christian, a great view of the western sky from emeryville, blue
system o satury t up oy before we get into the details, you're 24. how did you come up with this idea? >> yeah. so i've always been very passionate about technology. i've been making things since i was 2 years old. and then i was 16, went scuba diving in greece for a family holiday, and i just came across more plastic bags than fish. i wondered why can't we just clean this up? >> you started building things at 2 years old. i wish we had more time and talk about all that. let's get to the cleanup device itself. ironically it's made out of plastic to clean plastic, how does it work? >> sure. so the idea is that, you know, if you look at the coastline, that's actually a very effective way of collecting plastic, if you go to a beach, you see a lot of plastic, it's out of the ocean, it stays out of the ocean. that's a good thing, but the thing is that in the middle of the ocean between hawaii and california there's simple try no coastlines to collect it.
why don't we build our own coastline. the idea is to deploy a u-shaped barrier to acts like a giant funnel to concentrate the plastic before we take it out, being pushed around by the wind and waves and that wave goes faster than the plastic, like a giant pac high pressure man, that way we can catch the plastic, every few months a boat comes. >> how can you be sure your device will not be broken apart by the ocean currents, the waves? >> yeah, well, certainly engineering something to survive in the ocean has been a big challenge. we went through many prototypes. but thanks to all the testing, the hundreds of scale model tests, we're pretty confident it should hold up. >> how much will all this cost and who's paying for it? >> so far we've raised around $35 million. we are a nonprofit actually. so most of it came from individuals, from here in the bay area, including, for example, mark bennial from sales
force, and people back in europe. the idea is that eventually we want to deploy 60 systems, each around 5 million euros, and we will be inviting both individuals and companies to fund their own cleanup systems to then rid the oceans of plastic. >> what will you do with all this junk once you collect it? >> we take it back to land, recycle it, and then we want to turn it into durable and high-quality products. so with that, people will be able to help fund the cleanup by buying those products, and hopefully starting next year we can be putting those on sale. >> self-sustaining in that regard in terms of the financing part of it. >> once the systems are out there, we hope the systems can pay for themselves. >> you're building this device in alameda. tell everybody what's happening on saturday. there's a huge photo opportunity here. >> quite. since march, we've been assembling the world's worst ocean cleanup system here in alameda. this saturday we're taking it out and heading to the great
pacific garbage patch for the first time. it will cross the bay bridge around noon. it will cross the goldengate at 2:00 p.m., and it will be dragged along the water front of san francisco. and yeah, it's sure going to be a great sight. we'd like to invite everyone to go out and have a look at it. >> well, it's an amazing project. so ambitious. and your name is boy, and you may be boy wonder if this works. you'll be hearing a lot more from this young man in the future. thanks for your time. >> pleasure. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. gradually building marine layer, mainly sunny in most locations now, the marine layer will push out over the bay tonight, not much inland. we clear inland overnight low temperatures mid to upper 50s, tomorrow, mostly sunny. a warm day tomorrow, especially inland where high temperatures will reach low to mid-90s in the south bay, mainly mid to upper 80s, but 95 at morgan hill.
around the bay, look for highs mateo, 82 at fremont, and mid to upper 60s on the coast. accuweather seven-day forecast, see gradual cooling after tomorrow. tomorrow will be hot in some inland locations, highs up to about 96 degrees. for the next two days, look for highs in the low 80s around the bay. but inland temperatures will taper off two or three degrees each day after tomorrow so we'll get gradual cooling going into midweek next week. but this time next week we'll see temperatures below average again. >> wow. thank you, spencer. >> okay. the new high-tech device to help screeners at local airports, how it works just ahead. i'm "7 on your side's" michael finney, a major recall under way for the one of oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? (vo) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study,
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other items in the bags. >> the same technology we use currently in our check baggage environment. industry provides us machines that are smaller. we're doing the field testing now. >> the technology is similar to ct technology that's used in the medical field. it's been used to scan checked bags. oakland is one of 15 airports nationwide testing this new scanner. well, major recall is under way for one of the most popular pickup trucks on the road. >> "7 on your side's" michael finney is joining us with more. >>ford's f 150. >> that's popular. >> big truck. one of the best-selling vehicles of all time. this recall comes following pressure from the federal government. the recall covers more than 2 million f-150s sold between 2015 and this year. ford says part of the seat belt assembly can generate sparks when the belts tighten right before a crash. ford knows of at least 23 reports of fires or smoke caused
by the defect. ford will send out recall notices later this month. lyft launched scooters, hoping to -- lyft says it plans to take better care of its scooters and some of its rivals. to do that, the company is imposing an extra fee of 15 cents per minute to reserve a scooter through the lyft app. uber is expected to launch its own scooter-sharing enterprise within just a few weeks. now, if you're looking for a raise, the best way of getting one, go somewhere else. rather than asking your current boss to give you an increase in pay. the associated press says people get hired for new jobs, enjoy raises that are one-third higher than those who stay in their current positions. retail and restaurant employees are getting the bigger raises nts near ary workers, 50-year low. good old-fashioned leverage,
michael? >> get out of here. >> yeah, see 'ya. >> it's been wonderful. >> you have cake w yo 'rjoking, he's not tweeting. >> yeah, thank you. starbucks is set to open its first store in italy. the store opens tomorrow in milan, located in a former post office, boasts a heated marble-topped coffee bar, a cocktail bar, order bread, even pizza. it won't have frapuccinos and other drinks. >> coolest starbucks ever. if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, we've got you covered. >> alexis smith has ideas from our partners at hoodline. three major festivals with
three different themes, something for everyone this weekend. mt. tam, bring your good vibes to mountain theater in mill valley from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. t p.m. the stone amphitheater provides incredible views. the lineup includes her bee hancock. ens concert goers -- mountain view art and wine festival is back for the 47th year. the signature event and over 200,000 people are expected to line castro street.the cebrion craft makers, live music, the pig skin lounge and the kids park. admission is free. runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. saturday. chocolate lovers, this one's for you, the 23rd annual e,heidariety
chocolate delicacies. plenty to choose from. proceeds benefit project open hands. go to abc7news.com for more. the longest running show on broadway is back in san francisco, but with a tech upgrade. abc 7 news was inside the orpheum theater, the light fixture alone has 30,000 fire resistant crystals, showing so many pyrotechnics and effects, a fire marshal is at every single show. the phantom character is played by quentin oliver lee. >> it's nice for people to see a person of color on stage.
hopefully my voice sort of speaks for itself in the difference between christine and i as far as our energies and our height. >> yeah, you notice the height differential. lee is at least a foot taller than his co-star. phantom of the opera is playing until september the 30th. some changes are coming to -- the old racetrack at the fairgrounds is coming down, a massive redevelopment project. we'll show you what will replace this piece of history. kristen is here with a look at what's ahead at 5:00. >> lara and ama, thanks, new details just in in the past few hours. senior living facilities in santa rosa, facing repercussions. new at 5:00, the results in an investigation into how residents were evacuated during wildfires last fall. new technology being installed along i-80. helping officers solve freeway shootings. researchers come up with a blood test to diagnose
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swift four-legged animals ruled out here. now vehicles with tracks and crushing jaws are the most powerful things on this old racetrack. >> horse racing at county fairs was limited to only a few county fairs throughout the state ten years ago. so we lost horse racing ten years ago. >> the solano county fairgrounds sits in a portion of vallejo -- it was becoming an unusable antique. sl solano 360 resurfaced. >> we want it to be used 365 days out of the year and to benefit the public as well as private interests. >> reporter: so demolition began on the grand stands this week and will likely continue through december. solano county and the city of vallejo have a vision for the property, but no developer to work with as of right now. however, they've set aside $90 million to turn the project into
reality. the project is bittersweet for residents who grew up at the fair. >> it's okay to mourn the past, but we have to look towards the future. >> reporter: han began says the future needs to include sustainable jobs to help the local economy. the 130 acres, including the exhibition hall will remain, for the fair and other events that generate money for the county. in vallejo, eric thomas, abc 7 news. over the years a couple of developers have shown interest in the project, but the deals fell through. the county is actively searching for another developer to get the next phase of the project going. >> get the latest news anytime. with enhanced live video features, more customization and personalized push alerts to get more of the news you want delivered to your phone, and doing it all in realtime. that will do it for us at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. el it was a beautiful version
>> just in the past few hours we've learned senior living facilities in santa rosa may be facing consequence for the response to last year's fires. >> a fire burning in shasta cothan 24 hours ago, tracking conditions firefighters are facing tonight as they try to get the upper hand. another battle over immigration is brewing. the trump administration unveiling a plan to lift limits on how long immigrant children can be detained. ground breaking research from uc davis, the blood test that may be able to detect autism. live where you live, this is abc 7 news. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. the state is coming down hard on the assisted living homes where employees left behind senior centers during last year's wildfires. >> releasing the story about what happened at oakmont senior living facilities.
melanie woodrow as covered the story since the beginning. >> melanie? >> reporter: the department of social services served oakmont senior notices to revoke the licenses of varena, which still has residents living there. oakmont senior living has 15 days to appeal and request a hearing. the -- it failed to protect senior residents. villa capri burned down during the october 2017 tubbs fire. in a scathing legal page notice dss details a lack of staff training. there were four staff members on duty overnight at villa capri for 62 elderly and disabled residents. the executive director deborah smith failed to