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up to battle more wildfires. this is the earliest in the money.cal fire has asked for let's talk about how much it is costing the state of california during the wildfires. the commissioner says more than 10,000 home and commercial insurance claims have been filed from the carr and mendocino complex fires alone. the losses amount to over $845 million. >> we've had a rough fire season, so many people's homes devastated and even last year. >> it's just starting. >> all compiled has been difficult. it's 4:30, let's check our weather and traffic this morning. mike, is there going to be help on the way? >> there will be help in the form of cooler temperatures next week but will bring faster breezes. it's a catch 22. plus the drought is getting worse. i'll show you that. temperature about 70, humidity 33% and the winds gusting 13.
winds will stay below 15 miles per hour throughout the afternoon hoursnders drop in temperature from the mid 90s into the low 80s when the winds start to pick up. here at home you can see the cloud deck it's not much to it. that means a lot of sunshine and warmer weather this afternoon. we'll look at your micro climates coming up. >> good morning, mike. taking you back to our full closure of 680 on the southbound side, yesterday it was northbound between andrade and shr sheridan road. all lanes are blocked. you're forced to mission road instead. we're looking at at least 30-minute delays right now, and it's a long detour, not a lot of great ways around this, but i would stick to 580 and head south either on mission 238 or 880 for an alternate. everyone else quiet. no major other issues. 680 walnut creek, fairly light volume so far. >> thank you. bart riders in the south bay
will have to wait even longer for the highly anticipated berryessa project to finish up. >> that could take more than a year to complete. reporter matt keller live in san jose with the new timetable. matt? >> good morning, reggie and jessica. i did a story in april about vta testing the tracks and they were hoping to have this open for passengers by the end of this year. now vta is updating the status and say it may open up to performance performs the end of next year. what went wrong? they were informed on june 12th some of the networking equipment installed does not comply with contract requirements and must be replaced. vta is trying to replace the part, some ordered and some delivered. in a blog post last night vta has requested an extension to the federal transit administration to reflect the start of passenger service no later than december 31st, 2019. if that does happen our media
partner says that will mean the bart extension to berryessa will open three years after. they hope to have a more accurate timeline by the beginning of 2019. live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. in the east bay, a trial date is expected to be set today for the two ghost ship fire departments. last month an alameda judge threw out the plea deal for derrick almena and max harris setting the stage for a lengthy trial and they agreed to plead no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughterer in exchange for prison sentences many families said were too lenient. they are now scheduled to appear in court at 9:15 this morning. the san francisco police department says the five officers who shot mario woods acted in accordance with department policy. woods was killed by police in the bayview in december 2015. his death recorded by onlookers
and it sparked national outrage. the department's decision ends a nearly three-year investigation into the shooting. the district attorney said in may his office would not file carges against the five thwos to go before the november election, two of california's biggest races are tightening and that's according to a new poll just out this week. former san francisco mayor gavin newsom, running for governor, and dianne feinstein, who is seeking re-election to the senate, are seeing their leads cut to single digits. look at this. newsom leads republican businessman john cox 44% to just 39%. 17% of those who responded to the poll say they are undecided. in comment, dianne feinstein leads kevin deleon 37% to 29%. 34% responded they were still undecided in this race. the research poll was taken
between august 29th and september 2nd. that's the most recent numbers we have. gavin newsom responding to president trump for calling him out during a rally in montana. the president talked about to have the state pay for universal health care. mr. trump also predicted that the california population would grow to 500 million people if health care were free. newsom responded to the president on twitter and he says, quote, next time you call me and my policies out, have the guts to at me and we can have a chat. the fallout from the op-ed in "the new york times" and the guessing game that's playing out about who wrote it. top white house officials are denying they authored the letter while president trump is calling on the "times" to reveal its source. here's emmy law with more. >> reporter: good morning. at least ten top officials have publicly denied penning the op-ed and president trump is demanding "the new york times" reveal the author.
>> is it subversion? is it treason. >> reporter: during a rally thursday night, president trump venting to supporters. >> "the new york times" should publish his name at once. >> reporter: but the author of that op-ed whom the "times" calls a senior administration official, is still unknown. . in it the writer describes president trump impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective saying members are protecting the country from the president. key figure in the trump white house lining up to denounce and deny authoring the essay, from vice president mike pence. >> i think it's a disgrace. >> reporter: to cabinet members including defense secretary james mattis, treasury secretary steven mnuchin, attorney general jeff sessions and the secretary of state, mike pompeo. >> it's not mine. >> reporter: but at least one republican still not surprised. >> i think the biggest issue they're going to have is figuring who wouldn't have written a letter like that. >> reporter: this morning "the new york times" is reporting the
white house has a list of 12 possible suspects and as staffers rush to narrow down the list president trump is on the campaign trail in north and south dakota. emily rau, abc news, washington. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's talk temperatures. look at these. very comfortable, mid to upper 50s throughout the east bay valleys until you get towards antioch, 62, pittsburgh 68. these are the neighborhoods that will be in the 90s this afternoon. we're talking about a 35 to 40 degree jump from this morning to this afternoon. try get all the nice cool air in your house while you can so it's there when you come home. a look at south beach and the roads, we have sunshine. ferry ride bright and calm and comfy, to hot today, mass transit. here's a look at san francisco where the temperatures at least near the coast will be in the 50s and then the mid 60s. we'll be in the low 60s this morning, near the bay, to upper
60s during the afternoon hours. for the east bay it's going to be warmer, a little more sunshine too. look at that by 8:00, 59, we're up to about 70 at noon and we'll hang out in the mid 70s in the afternoon hours. grab a coat, by the evening hours we're back in the low 60s and up in the north bay we'll start off with fog around santa rosa and alexis and i will keep an eye on. 77 at noon and look at the 80s throughout the afternoon into the early evening hours. that drop from 82 at 6:00 to about 69, so that's how quickly things are going to cool off. i want to bring her in and friday light would be nice after the week we've had. >> wouldn't it? it's kind of a rough first week back here, as everyone returned from summer break or just even a long holiday weekend, labor day last week. yeah, we definitely are back to reality this week. nothing too major so far this morning with thetion of that work on southbound 680. a full closure there. right around andrade in the fremont area. that's all we've got going this morning. we'll head back there.
we're looking at the san mateo bridge. light volume on the westbound side. drive times, we're friday light. westbound tracy to dublin, 25 minutes for you, westbound 4 antioch to concord in the green at 13 and southbound san rafael to san francisco you're looking great in the green at 15 minutes. >> thank you. he's the face of nike's ad campaign. colin kaepernick's first big appearance shows the controversy it's created isn't phasing him. did he call you a legend? >> uh-huh. >> hollywood loses another big star. we remember burt reynolds. and a massive new redevelopment project is rising in s
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of hollywood legend burt reynolds. he died yesterday at the age of 82 and his career spanne more than 50 years and he played everything from a southern heartthrob to tough guy to funny man. the thriller "deliverance" is widely credited as his breakout performance. >> you don't beat it, don't beat this river. >> in an interview last year, reynolds says he wanted to be remembered as a good man and somebody who loved the entertainment business. the end of his 2015 memoir reads, quote, nobody had more fun than i did. memorial services for burt reynolds have not been announced. colin kaepernick makes an appearance after the debut of nike's controversial just do it ad featuring him. he was at nike headquarters outside of portland yesterday as part of nike's just do it day. he hasn't quarterbacking a team since the 2016 season. that's when he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality. the action sparked outrage from
some including president trump. nike's decision to feature kaepernick as the face of the just do it 30th anniversary campaign has sparked criticism and praise. an end of the era at the solano fairgrounds. demolition crews started tearing down the grandstands to make room for feature development. a plan called solano 360 calls for the replacement of the track with a mixed use residential retail and transit development. the county has not yet found a developer to work with, but they have set aside $90 million to help turn the project into reality. >> you just can't build these buildings and put in the infrastructure and go we're only going to use it two weeks out of the year. we want it to be used 365 days out of the year and to benefit the public as well as private interest. >> demolition will likely continue through december. the other 130 acres of the fairground site will be retained and used for the fair and other events that still generate money
for the county. the longest running show on broadway is back in san francisco. now it has a tech upgrade. abc 7 news was inside the theater as the stage crew checked a chandelier from "phantom of the opera." the light fixture has 30,000 crystals and can shoot fireworks. >> what? >> yes. the show has so many pyrotechnics and other effects that a fire marshal is at every show. "the phantom" is played by quintin oliver lee. >> it's nice for people to see themselves, 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 height. >> yes. he's a tall drink of water. he's a foot taller than his costar eva. "phantom of the opera" is playing until september 30th. >> i love his voice. >> i know. >> hash tag jealous very much. >> i haven't seen "phantom of
the opera" since high school but i promise you the chandelier did not shoot fireworks at the version i saw. >> no. >> i was disappointed by that chandelier when i saw it probably a similar production, but i saw what it looks like now, it's something else. >> we have to go. >> i want it. i'll make it fit in my house. >> put that in the nicco living room. >> absolutely. that would be awesome. >> only firerks i house. let' look at whas going on outside -- >> oh. >> mike! >> you are never more than seven minutes away -- >> i caught that on the back end of it. >> did you know we're on the air? >> are we on? >> here's a look from sutro tower. you can see there's plenty of cloud cover along the coast and trying to move into the city. that's about it. early sunshine and the warmest afternoon for a long time. fog in the north bay like this morning, cool again during the overnight hours which is great news and below average and breezy through the extended. let's jump into the temperatures, we got 81 in
milpitas, sunnyvale 82, 86 san jose, 90s from los gatos, gilroy 97, sunshine and near 80 in santa cruz, for a friday you want to kick off early. 73 in millbrae, 77 san mateo, everybody else in the 80s on the peninsula. 67 in pacifica for the warm spot along the coast, 61 daly city for the cool spot, near 70 around san francisco and south san francisco. we'll have 80s throughout the north bay until you get to santa rosa and northward where the 90s will set up and we'll have mid 70s around oakland to near 82 in fremont and as you move inland low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. tonight, though, everything does cool down nicely back into the mid to upper 50s. 47th annual art and wine festival in mountain view. 71 to 80 for saturday and 66, cool but a nice 78 by the afternoon hours. all right. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast, see the trickle of temperatures down back below average and even almost fall like next week. alexis? >> sounds good, mike.
all about the roadwork at this early hour. we're looking at the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge. you can see a lot of activity here, doing some work at toll plaza until 5:00 this morning. at least one lane down. i'm not seeing any delays right now. i will keep an eye on that and make sure they get that done in just about 15 minutes they should be on schedule today. also, full closure, southbound 680 between andrade road and sheridan road for the bridge work at sheridan. lengthy delays, three and six miles an hour through the sunol area. >> thank you. right wing conspiracy theorist alex jones is no longer welcome on twitter. >> mirror mirror on the wall who is the fittest of them all? here's tech bites. in today's tech bites twitter shuts down alex jones. >> the conspiracy theorist has been kicked off twitter permanently because jones violated a policy against abusive behavior by posting a video showing him berating a journalist. >> twitter says it will take
action against jones if he tries to get around that ban. this new 40-inch mirror is designed to help you with your home workout that streams live fitness classes or plays recorded ones. stand in front of it and watch yourself get fit. >> you can stream your music through it. all will cost you about $1500. the newest roomba is less expensive. the i-7 plus remembers your home floor plan and empties itself. >> the dirt is collected, sucked up into a disposable bag. the roomba goes on sale next year. that setup will cost you nearly $1,000. >> it doesn't take out the trash, does it? to the trash can. >> that's coming next and that's going to be 10,000. save up your money. treating autism as early as possible is critical. a medical breakthrough could help detect children with the disorder a lot sooner. >> look close and you will see something different at oakland international airport. the new high-tech screening device that looks like something
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pitch, down to 59. dress for cool conditions at the coliseum this evening. here's reggie. >> thanks, mike. uc davis researchers developed a blood test for autism that could speed up diagnoses for children. they discovered a group of blood markers. when tested researchers found they could identify about 17% of kids with autism. no biomarker test for autism currently exists. right now children are diagnosed based on behaviors which may not become apparent until 2 to 4 years old. a political action committee is launching a campaign to defeat a pop position on the november ballot to remove cabs on rent controlled housing. proposition 10 would repeal a law that prevents cities from imposing rent controls on homes built after 1995. the astontrollees sisrop il put department of a damper on new housing and prop
10 supporters say local communities should be free to determine their own rent control policies. in the east bay, oakland international airport testing a new type of baggage scanner that uses 3d technology that shoots a bag from three different angles. it's different from the image in the typical x-ray machine. >> it can zoom in on the item, we can look around it, change its orientation, a lot of things about the item in question as well as all the other items in the bag. >> this is the same technology that we use currently in our checked baggage environment. industry has been able to provide us machines that are smaller, that fit into the checkpoint environment, so that's why we're doing the field testing now. >> the technology is similar to ct tech used in the medical field. oakland is one of 15 airports nationwide now testing the scanner. you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. this weekend, pride comes to oakland. sunday is going to be one of the
bigger days. 64 at 11:00, low 70s in the afternoon hours, wear that sunscreen and a fresh breeze and about 64 and 7:00 in the evening. high surf warning until 6:00 in hawaii, waves up to 15 feet. you can see norman weakening and pulling away, so i want to turn our attention to olivia, which is a category 3. look what it does, in norman's wake it comes at the islands, possibly monday into tuesday with some very heavy rain and possibly large swells. we'll keep an eye on it. >> we are keeping an eye on the roads this morning and looking pretty good. we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza right now where boy if you're paying cash i would head to the right-hand side. that's open. the left side not so much. no metering lights yet. we should have about 30 minutes to go until they turn those on. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, friday light, 25 minutes. looks like they are starting to open some lanes on southbound 680 in the fremont area. dublin to mission boulevard out in the red, back in the yellow at 22 minutes.
that was due to overnight bridge work. highway 101 to cuperino looking good at 15 minutes. remember a few weeks ago when the academy awards announced plans to award a new oscar for popular films? plot twist. it's not happening anymore because the idea was unpopular. the academy is suspending the plan amid a backlash to the idea and say they need more time to study how to implement the new category and doing it now three quarters of the way into the year would create challenges for films that have already been released. the oscar nominations will be announced on january 23rd. the oakland a's beat the yankees in a series that could turn out to be a wild card preview. >> before leaving the bay area, yankees all-star pitcher and vallejo native cc sabathia took time to give back to his hometown. he and his wife amberck gy froi mater vallejo high school. 1700 students received free backpacks with school supplies and he took part in a career
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." it is 5:00 a.m. and we're taking a live look at sfo right now because changes could be coming to the tsa precheck. the effort to stop nonmembers from using the special lanes. >> good morning. on this friday, september 7th. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco says it's going to be a hot day, right, mike? >> absolutely. especially inland where you can see no clouds. the gray, mainly around the east bay shoreline and along the coast. we're going to wake up with more sunshine earlier this morning, but tempertures are still pretty cool in the mid 50s, even a few upper 40s in the north bay. now look by noon you'll already notice it looks different and feels different. especially inland we're in the low 80s. everywhere else 50s and 60s. 4:00, we're in the mid 60s at the coast, upper 70s around the bay and 90s.