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hi. good morning. it is monday, december 24th. merry christmas eve. >> we have our red and green on today. you are never more than 7 minutes away from our accuweather forecast. hi, mike. >> we have the storm we have been tracking forever. it is finally here today. showers, downpours, winds
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gusting 20 to 40 miles per hour. so sideways rain possible. even isolated thunderstorms. right now the storm is to our north out of eureka. in the south bay, it is quiet like it is everywhere else. by 7:00, it begins. and it just gets thicker as we head from noon to 4:00 and 7:00. it starts to taper just a little bit as we head into the evening hours. that's your accuweather 12-hour planner. how about the commute? let's bring sue in. >> one sig-alert eastbound 80 just before the carquinas bridge. they issue youed a sig-alert. they had to extend it. they have the car blocking the ramp. take cummings skyway. your drive times, it's quiet. 680, highway 24, 80 all moving at the limit. thank you, sue. right now we want to get to breaking news we are tracking out of san francisco. a homicide suspect is in custody following an hours-long standoff
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with police. police were just called out to 24th and brian street in the mission district just after 11:00 last night. the suspect refused to come out. and the crisis hostage team was brought in. after several hours of negotiations the suspect eventually came out. he was brought into custody 3:30 this morning. so an hour and a half ago. more breaking news we are tracking in san francisco. one person is dead after an overnight fire in presidio heights. an active scene between cherry and maple streets. amy hollyfield is there now. amy. >> reporter: hi. good morning. we have learned that this was an older couple who lived here. firefighters say they were trapped up on the third floor, that it was just a huge fire. they happened been asleep in their bedroom. it had been burning for a while. they just couldn't get out. the call came just before 1:00 this morning on clay street between cherry and maple. firefighters say it was so big
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that when it started heading in, the fire became quite a threat. one firefighter was hurt. >> once they got in, the fire rolled over them and actually knocked one of them over the porch area there. so that's where the one firefighter got burned. he also got transported, but he should be okay. >> reporter: the firefighter is okay. he has been released from the hospital. this fire is now out. firefighters are still here. they are hauling out large burned items so they don't spark another fire. i did ask if the christmas tree could be to blame for this fire. fifighters said this is still under investigation. but there was a christmas tree in the home. but the man who lived here was killed. the woman is in the hospital in critical condition. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. okay.
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amy, thank you. developing news on the partial government shutdown. the white house budget director now says it is possible the shutdown could last into the new year. president trump says he won't sign a bill that does not include funding for a border wall. the partial government shutdown means that there are a few closures in the bay area. san francisco's municipal pier, as well as the hyde street pier are off-limits. you can still get to alcatraz during the day, but nighttime tours are canceled. muir woods is still open thanks to funding from a separate source. the defense department officially signed the executive order to withdraw troops from syria. james mattis signed the order sunday. the order lays out the logistics of the withdrawal which involves removing roughly 2,000 troops. president trump announced the decision on wednesday. a day later mattis announced his resignation, citing policy
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differences. it could begin within the next few weeks. the california highway patrol is out in full force for the holidays. the agency is in a maximum patrol period. they will pay special attention to drunk drives since alcohol plays such a large part of holiday events. last year they made 917 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. we are less than 24 hours away from christmas. not a lot of time left for people who still have the buy gifts. abc 7 news was at the store last night. the retail ser trying to attract last-minute shoppers with doors open through 6:00 p.m. tonight. over at union square, larger crowds fill the streets. >> we did nordstrom, nike, champs,er ban outfitters. champs,er ban outfitters. we're going to do
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anthropologie. i want to be on her christmas list this year. >> i know. a lot of stores. here in san francisco, lefty o'doul's is back with its the toy drive. >> there was no toy drive last year because the location had closed. >> reporter: good morning. setup will get under way in just about 30 minutes. then. real magic happens at 6:00 this morning. this is all for the 18th annual lefty o'doul's last minute christmas eve toy drive. later this morning, mayor london breed will join mayor brown, joanne hayes-white and others passing by on jefferson street. this is video from 2016. is is the new location. the reason behind the holiday
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tradition of course are the kids. survey by the u.s. census bureau estimates 12,000 children under 18 are living below the poverty line. they will go to kids across the city to those who need them the most. lefty o'doul's wants to break their record of more than 10,000 toys dough natal indeed a single day. we will be here all morning long. reporting live in san francisco, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. amanda, thank you. and let's go ahead and check in with mike now for the forecast. hi, mike. >> hey, jessica. hi, everybody. you're never more than 7 minutes away from temperatures in the low 50s across most of san francisco. ocean beach, 55. lake merced, belmont, 53. walnut creek sphrb, commuters u
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partly cloudy sky. if you're going to be out and about today, rain and wind coming. if you're heading to services toy, it will be wettest early for the service. heading up to the high country, poor with heavy snow. the north bay, already at 8:00, showers. and then thunderstorms are possible from 10:00 all the way through about 4:00. they will become more scattered by 6:00. it doesn't mean they go away. they just become more scattered. east bay valleys, quiet through 8:00. from 10:00 to 4:00, that's our best chance of showers and thunderstorms. they also become more scattered starting at 6:00. our last stop will be the east bay where we've got up until 8:00, pretty quiet. 10:00 all the way through 8:00 this evening, showers and thunderstorms. and that does include the raiders game. here's sue. all right. we have a lot of folks taking a long holiday weekend. take a look at the toll plaza. very light conditions this morning. doesn't look like it is too wet there yet. as mike said, that's coming.
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we still have this traffic alert. it is eastbound 80, at pamona. it does not look like 80 is effected as sensors are green. a quick look at drive times. 101 from the city to sfo, 880, to the maze is looking good in the northbound direction, and 101 to the san jose airport also at the limit. thank you, sue. a woman is alive today all thanks to five san francisco police officers who revived her at sfo. sfpd provided this picture. sfpd provided this picture. it shows three of the who saved her last week. you can see them holding the aed. they performed cpr after they found the unresponsive woman inside a stairwell. police chief scott praised officers saying they exemplified
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being san francisco's finest. marin county supervisor is accused of driving under the influence and hit and run. san rafael police arrested david conley as you see here from a previous story. he was pulled over thursday night. in a statement conley says he was on his way home from a holiday gathering and used poor judgment. investigators same he hit a stop sign and continued driving. no one was hurt in the crash. an update to a story we first brought you on friday. palo alto police say they have arrested -- i a poll skwraoeupos incorrect graphic. that there we go. marcelo garcia martinez assaulted a woman. he came up from behind and shoved a woman into bushes. he punched her in the face repeatedly. the suspect ran away when neighbors came outside. it's a sign of resilience in the face of tragedy.
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the town of paradise brought back an annual christmas tradition despite destruction from the camp fire. a christmas tree lighting ceremony and ice skating event. paradise has opened an ice rink every year since the year 2012. of they said this year would be no different. 90% of homes in the city limits were lost during the fire last month. the camp fire is the deadliest and most destructive in california history. nice to see them getting back on track a little bit. yeah, it sure is. some people will take home bigger paychecks next year. the new state law that is going into in effect. the high school wrestler forced to cut his dreadlocks. an investigation is under way. how much money would it take how much money would it take for you to give u
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>> the abc 7 storm impact scale. today's storm is level one. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm any time on the abc 7 news app. the abc 7 news app. download it now. this storm is a little unusual for a one. it has a chance of downpours and thunderstorms. everywhere you see. all the neighborhoods shaded in color. that includes just about two-thirds of the state with thundersnow possible up in the sierra.
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all right. thank you, mike. you you may see more flooding in low lying places like manzanita park and ride. a coastal flood advisory in effect from 10:00 to 2:00. king tides are expected again today. they are the biggest of the year. in today's gma first look, outrage over a high school wrestler forced to cut his hair before a match. abc news reporter adrian has more on what people are calling outright racist. >> reporter: in this morning's gma first look, mounting outrage over this video taken at a new jersey wrestling match. it shows high school junior andrew johnson getting his dread locks cut off just before committeeing. the referee says he would forfeit the match if he didn't submit to the haircut. the young wrestler appears visibly upset as his locks are shorn. a teammate trying to console
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him. now civil rights is launching an investigation. it created a firestorm on social media. many called the episode racist. ava did you very ney said to watch this tkwroupbg man's ordeal wrecked me. >> no student should have to needlessly choose between his or her identity and playing sports. >> reporter: coming up at 7:00 a.m., more reaction to this growing controversy. with your gma first look, i'm adrian banker, abc news, new york. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg is already working after her cancer surgery. she had two malignant growths removed friday. there is no evidence of any remaining disease. no word when the 85-year-old will return home from the hospital. the justice has been treat ford cancer two other times. she was hospitalized with three cracked rings after a fall last month >> uber is offering a blanket
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settlement to all drivers suing the company. a new report says the rideshare company is offering a payout of 11 cents for every mile driven. 160,000 drivers were suing to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. analysts believe they want to tie up loose ends before going public next year. come january 1st, many california workers will take home bigger paychecks statewide. the minimum wage will go up to $11 an hour for 25 or fewer employees. minimum wage for larger businesses will go up to $12 an hour. the federal minimum wage is $7.25. more than a dozen bay area cities have already minimum wage ordnances going into effect next year. it will go to $15 an hour july
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1st. okay. would you give up facebook for a year for $1,000? a new study founded average person would require at least that much to walk away from is the social media platform. >> researchers used a series of options to determine the minimum dollar amount it would take. some people agreed to give up facebook for short periods of time for money, like 15 bucks for three days. researchers say the amount effect lated when participants were asked to give it up for a year. they say people who posted status updates and frequently used facebook to invite others to events were more likely to ask for more money, which of course makes sense. >> sure. >> translator: more active you are, the harder it is to give up. >> i think you're selling yourself short for 1,000 bucks. for a whole year? >> really? i wouldn't mind. >> i said earlier i would pay $1,000 to not have to use it anymore. or for a year. i would pay you $1,000. i shouldn't be saying this out
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loud. >> i'm trying to figure out how to get you to pay me $1,000 to get you to stop. i'll work on that one. on live doppler 7, a tightly wound storm coming our way. it has wind with it and downpours and thunderstorms. fog here from our roof camera. showers, downpours, lightning. all of that today. it will taper to silent night tonight. frosty mornings the next couple after we get past tomorrow. 56 to 59. to even 60. i know what you're looking at, the reds, oranges, yellows, thunderstorms that are possible today. the rare treat that's coming our way. mother nature may be putting on a light show for us during the average and evening hours. don't we'll be in the 40s. half moon bay, 50. here's a look at all the areas that have a chance of a thunderstorm. it stretches all the way down to santa barbara and also to fresno
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and bakersfield. here we are at 7:00. light showers developing. notice by 9:00, into noon, we are starting to see yellow show up. those are some of the heavier downpours. the beginning of the thunderstorm threat that cranks up from noon through 7:00 with a few isolated ones left over at 9:00. you can see as we head towards 11:00 and after that, if you're 1:00 in the morning, it starts to taper. let's take a look at how much rain we can expect. about a tenth of an inch to a quarter inch in the south bay. about a quarter to a third of an inch around the bay. up to half inch in the north bay. a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. and today if we reach 60, or it's one of our warmer days. mid to upper 50s tuesday and wednesday, partly cloudy sky. wednesday morning and thursday morning, 20s and 30s in our valleys. i know we're still getting tomatoes out of our garden now. that's going to stop come weapons and thursday.
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sue? we'll take a look outside. it is pretty light out. this is the east shore freeway between golden gate fields and macarthur maze. it is eastbound 80 approaching the carquinnas bridge. pamona off-ramp remains closed. a car hit barrels. they just blew all over the roadway. they are trying to get caltrans sweepers out there. the a off-ramp is still shut down. it looks like the freeway is moving pretty well. just the off-ramp you can't access. a quick look at drive times. take a look at mass transit. today everybody is on a reduced or holiday schedule. tomorrow, a lot of service will be done. no service, ferry. no service today for trains. bart is on a sunday schedule for christmas. speaking of batter, they are polling commuters about plans to offer discounted rates in the
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coming years if your family's income level is below a certain level. it would worth out to $50,000 or less for a family of four. they would use gas tax revenues to discount the parking lot rides. abc7news.com. animal's latest software update is causing serious problems. users worldwide said they couldn't make or receive phone calls, use messaging service or access high-speed internet on cellular networks. apple has not yet acknowledged the problem. if you haven't updated yet, experts really recommend that experts really recommend that you wait this one out. and another successful launch at cape canaveral. the satellite was launched yesterday morning. it is the most powerful
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satellite every launched into space. it joins 31 others already in or back seat it did. this was spacex's 21st and final launch of the year. coming up next, the 7 things you need to know as you start your day.
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>> all right. 5:25 on this monday. whether you're just joining us or heading out the door, 7 things to know before you go. the first one is this. it may be a one, but it is going to have tendencies of a two because we have a chance of downpours today. thunderstorms, small hail, and gusty breezes. but the rainfall amounts will stay less than a half an inch. it's going to be tricky out there today, no doubt. all right. number two, a man was killed in an overnight fire in presidio heights neighborhood. another person was severely burned. a firefighter was also hurt but has sense been released from the hospital. number three, the federal government remains shut down
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this morning affecting around 800,000 employees. trump administration officials said it could very well last until the new year. number four, tonight the raiders are playing what could be their final game in oakland. they are hosting the denver broncos. you can watch tonight's game at the coliseum here on abc 7. our monday night football coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. number five, a san francisco christmas eve tradition today. a holiday toy drive at lefty o'doul's on fisherman's wharf. and number six, we are following a pretty light monday morning, christmas eve day commute. we have a sig-alert eastbound 80, closing down the pamona off-ramp. use cummings skyway. number be seven, get your motorcycle and cookies ready. santa is on his way to the bay area. norad santa tracker. he is over the pacific ocean.
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keep track of santa on abc7news.com. the warriors game on christmas day will be a very special one for a group of students from oakland. the team says it has special surprises for 32 students who will go to the game for free. exactly what those surprises are, the team won't say. but we know the kids will get a behind the scenes arena tour. the holiday treat is part of the season of giving campaign. you can watch the warriors take on lebron james and the l.a. lakers here on abc 7 tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. those kids are going to have such a great time. we are coming back wth another 90 minutes of news. a plan to transform a san francisco neighborhood hits a banking roadblock. also health warning you need to hear before digging into the avocado. a live look outside on your monday morning. it is christmas eve. it is looking, well, a little it is looking, well, a little foggy out there this morning.
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the overnight discovery inside a car and investigation right now under way. also breaking right now, a fire in san francisco inside a home. it leaves one person dead. the update from firefighters. a live look at the embarcadero. get ready for rain, wind and king tides. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking our christmas eve storm. you said it would be here today, and sure enough it is. >> as good as advertised too. maybe just a little bit stronger than we talked about friday also. a lot of people doing shopping on christmas eve. the last minute rush. so you will need the umbrella, right? >> i really think so. and boots and something to keep your pants dry. >> wow. >> the rain is sideways at times. >> okay. >> just trying to help out. so it's a one on the storm impact scale. winds gusting 20 to 40.
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it could push the rain sideways. make anything below the umbrella a little bit wet. we have thunderstorms in the forecast. right now it is still up to our north. it is only hours away. look at the exploratorium camera at pier 15. thunderstorm possible at 7:00. much more likely at noon to 7:00 with temperatures in the 50s. how is the commute, sue? >> pretty light most places. the sig-alert pesky. it is still out there. eastbound 80 near pamona approaching the car keane as bridge. they had to wait for a caltrans sweeper. cars are out of lanes. the freeway is getting by at the limit. no problem there. drive times now, westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze. highway 4 to the maze. isn't that lovely. catch a flight there. we are getting first reports over the waldo grade before the
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robin williams tunnel. i'll update that when we come back. now to breaking news. a deadly fire overnight at a house in san francisco in the presidio heights neighborhood. >> there is still an active scene on clay street between cherry and maple streets. amy hollyfield is there now. a amy. >> reporter: we have turned our cameras from the home right now because the coroner is here to retrieve the body of a man who was killed. we have turned the camera around for now. firefighters have wrapped up their work here. they were busy hauling out debris, items that have been burned to make sure another fire didn't start. they have wrapped up that work. two people were trapped in this fire. an elderly couple. the man was killed. the woman is in critical condition. >> the only thing i can surmise
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from just what we saw when we got here is they were in bed. this had been going for some time. with the center court stairwell, if it gets that hot and smoky, the best thing you can do is shut your door. but that means you're not going to exit through your normal means of egress. so the windows would have been the only way for them to escape. that was just not possible this time. >> reporter: their bedroom is on the third floor. well, the call came in before 1:00 this morning to come to this home on clay street between cherry and maple. one firefighter was hurt. 6th suffered burns on his neck. he was treated and released from the hospital. the investigation is under way as to what caused this fire. i asked if possible the christmas tree could be to blame. they said the couple did have one. but this is all still under investigation. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you, amy. more breaking news out of san francisco this morning. police are investigating a homicide in the bay view.
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police came out to evans and mendell for reports of gunshots. they found a crashed car and a driver inside with a gunshot wound. he was pronounced dead at the scene. no suspect is in custody. developing news out of indonesia. thousands of emergency workers are searching for survivors after a deadly tsunami. >> it hit saturday night after a volcanic eruption. within the last hour we have learned that 373 people have been killed. that is up from our earlier report of 281. nearly 1,500 people were hurt as well. 128 people are still missing. 600 homes and hotels were ripped from their foundations. soldiers right now are searching for any survivors that are trapped under that wreckage. the partial government shutdown could drag on into the new year. president trump wants at least $5 billion for a border wall. democrats are offering a lot less. and just for border security,
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not for a wall. abc news reporter steph knee ramos has the latest developments from new york. >> reporter: president trump is skipping his 16-day florida vacation to stay in washington as the senate compromises on legislation to fund the government into the new year. so far no deal. on this christmas eve, a partial government shutdown is still in place after funding ebg paoeued 25 percent of the federal government at midnight saturday. and there is no end in sight. the president tweeting overnight, the most important ways to stop gangs, drugs, human trafficking and massive crime is the southern border. the white house backing down from its original demand of $5 billion for the president's border wall and possibly willing to accept a lower amount. but chuck schumer lowering his original offer of $1.6 billion to $1.3 billion.
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the president digging into his unfulfilled campaign promise. >> in the end, mexico is going to pay for the wall. i'm just telling you. >> reporter: today, more than two years into his presidency, mulvaney acknowledging the money won't come from mexico. >> none of that is mexico paying for the wall. let's just be technical. you and i both know it cannot work exactly like that. >> reporter: lawmakers are not slated to return to capitol hill slated to return to capitol hill until thursday. in the meantime, treasury secretary mnuchin called. ceo of six major banks to let them know the government has enough money to finance their operations. he did so so they wouldn't get spooked by the government is shutdown. stephanie ramos, abc news. we have all the information online at abc7news.com. there's more turmoil inside the white house this morning. defense secretary james mattis will be outcome january 1st. president trump announced the move in a tweet yesterday. mattis had planned to remain until february, but president
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trump reportedly grew angry at the attention mattis's resignation letter was given. in it, mattis made it clear he strongly disagreed with the president's order to pull u.s. troops out of syria. prominent republicans openly sided with mattis. all right. never more than 7 minutes away from a accuweather forecast. temperatures in the north bay. it is really mild. most of us around 50 degrees and dry for now. about an hour and a half from now. the first signs of the storm start to arrive in your neighborhoods. we have 46 in redwood city. cupertino, 47. san jose, 49. mid-40s in the east bay valleys. most of the bay shore all the way up to novato, around 50 degrees. here's a look at a dry for now western span of the bay bridge. still people coming in. some of us are working today. we will talk about the commute planner. storms are coming for the roads. mass transit. blowing rain. it will be foggy this morning. and then wet for the rest of the
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day if you're out on the ferry. all right. take a look at the south bay. you're dry up until 10:00. starting at 11:00, more likely noon, scattered showers develop. it lingers up to 8:00. peninsula, dry up until 8:00. after that, increasing showers. look at that. thunderstorms possible from a noon through at least 4:00. you may start to see a tapering of that chance by 8:00. and our last stop for this go round let me know san francisco at co8:00 this morning. 9:00 on, a chance of showers, thunderstorms, even gusty conditions as we get around 6:00. so it's going to be dicey really quick. people going out now, sue. things look good. there's a little bit of fog. it will change rapidly. >> so bring umbrellas, boots, the whole nine yards. >> yes. we have slick fog out there over the waldo grade.
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there was an accident near spencer. it was a solo car spin-off. they moved it off at spencer. the roadway is clear. it looks good coming all the way into san francisco. no delays there. a pesky sig-alert. this is eastbound 80, pamona off-ramp. it is closed. take cummings skyway. they had a sweeper out there. they vice president given us an update for about an hour. the freeway is getting by fine. you'll have to use cummings skyway. take a look into dublin pleasanton. holiday lightish this morning. we'll come back and take a look at the tolls in a minute. >> thank you, sue. in the east bay, the raiders are playing what could be their they host the denver broncos tonight. they pulled an offer to lease the coliseum after the city filed a lawsuit against the nfl and the raiders over their move to las vegas. so their 2019 home is up in the
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ai. giants are in talk with the raiders about potentially hosting games at at&t park. you can watch tonight's game at the coliseum here on abc 7, our monday night football skofrpblg beginning coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. >> next, who is feeling the impacts and why it is happening. it is time to check the fridge again. fridge again. a new recall over salmonella.
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laura anthony always talking, if you will, to drew and i about the forecast. she's an avid skier. in turn we said send us video. diamond peak from yesterday. and look a lot that. fresh powder. there's more on the way. let me show it to you. a flash flood watch will be around lake and mendocino look at this wall of water. then it hits the sierra and turns into thundersnow. yes, that's why it will be dangerous to travel from 10:00 this morning to 7:00 tomorrow morning on the western slope. foot and a half to two feet of snow all the way down to the lowest passes. right now it is quiet in tahoe. they're going to get a lot of snow also. that will turn over to snow showers for christmas day. our next chance will be friday. >> thank you, mike.
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happening today, the annual christmas eve prime rib lunch will take place at san francisco's glide memorial church. each year the house of prime rib donates,700 pounds of glide will serve about 3,000 meals. church staff will also give out 500 prime rib dinners to their neighbors on the streets of the tenderloin. minnesota based jenny-o turkey store is recalling 164,000 pounds of ground turkey that may be contaminated with samonella. it includes turkey with taco and italian seasons as well as plain turkey. california is one of 17 states affected. the tainted products have instructions to use or freeze by november 12th or 13th with a tag parked p579 on the front of the package. we have all the information about this recall for you on our website, abc7news.com. >> a small loophole in medical
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laws has big consequences for patients. >> more than 250 doctors are still practicing after america after giving up their medical license. one woman never walked again after undergoing neck surgery more than a decade ago. her surgeon legally practiced in arkansas after surrendering his medical license in ohio. patients are often the last ones to know about their doctor's troubled past. >> he's taken away from my life. enough i sit in bed all day. >> it is secret. it is not available to patients. the people who probably need to know the information the most are not allowed to use it. >> you can see more how doctors can lose their licenses and keep practicing on good morning america starting at 7:00 here on abc 7. abc 7 news is focused on building a better bay area, tackling issues that matter to you like the housing crisis. and this morning an effort to create thousands of new homes in san francisco is facing a financial setback.
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three major bank have stopped offering mortgages for the naval ship yard. wells fargo, chase and city say sit because of unresolved questions about safety since cold war era contaminants are still being cleaned up at that site. >> if there is going to be a problem with environmental cleanup, then it is a big issue for me. >> several families living there have sued contractor tetra and home builder lennara after falsified tests. lennar said the ship yard is safe. >> in the south bay, an unexpected cold snap is keeping warming centers open today and tomorrow. temperatures could fall below 40 degrees. shelters like the bill wilson
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center, city team ministries and salvation army will be open day and night. if you would like more information, check out the complete list that is available complete list that is available on our website abc7news.com. we are still pulling tomatoes out of our garden. >> not much longer. >> it is going to change. it will turn cold. the transition could be a bumpy one. 87. just cloudy this morning. temperatures running in the upper 40s. showers, thunderstorms, heavy at times. it's possible today. freezing cold nights. tuesday night, wednesday night, wednesday morning and thursday morning will be our coldest. sunny, dry, and seasonal into the weekend. here's a look at what's going on this afternoon. lake port, 53. rest of us 56 to 60. notice the red. doesn't it really stick out?
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that's how intense these thunderstorms could get during the afternoon hours. tonight they fade away. we become partly cloudy. a little bit cooler tomorrow morning. all of us back in the 40s. half moon bay at 50. here's our system. it is really impact. and it's really tight and strong. it has freezes. it will come through in a 12-hour span. maybe 18 hours. that's it. the entire shaded here in our neighborhood and stretching into the nevada, southern california. that's the potential for thunderstorms. here we are at 7:00. already starting to see light showers developing in the north bay. look at this. by noon, already yellows and oranges showing up. even showers as far south as the santa cruz mountains by noon. the big push from noon until about 7:00. that's when we have our best chance of widespread showers, thunderstorms. by 9:00, a few leftover showers. at least 1:00 in the morning. we transition over to that silent night.
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here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. waking up partly cloudy tomorrow with increasing sunshine. a little breezy. mid to upper 50s. freezing cold wednesday and thursday mornings. sue. all right. taker a look at the golden gate bridge. fog down on the span now. and it's pretty drizzly and wet on the roads. an earlier accident coming off the waldo southbound near the tunnel. that's been cleared out of lanes now. give yourself a little extra time. because that fog is pretty moist out there. this is what i was talking about earlier. southbound near spencer. the accident cleared. traffic is getting by fine. this pesky traffic alert still out there for a sig-alert. eastbound 80, pamona off-ramp remains closed. there was debris in lanes and an accident. they have pushed the car out of lanes. you cannot use that off-ramp. take cummings skyway freeway. pretty much at the limit as you make your way towards the eastbound direction of the carquinnas. salmon creek near bodega bay,
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closed. closed. a fatality accident. thank you, sue. a special reunion between a new mom and paramedic got her to the hospital when the camp fire broke out. an staeurb ya skin ser had prelabor conditions. she was able to get to a gas station. and the paramedic mickey huber got her to the hospital where her labor was stopped. a month after the labor started, a healthy baby girl was born. they decided to make her zoel mickey skinner. >> it is nice. one of the best things i have done in my career. i have been doing this 30 years. inhaling smoke put her body under stress. that triggered the contractions. as you said earlier, the little girl has quite the story to tell for the rest of her
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life. >> yeah, she sure does. ah, sweetie. uber is paying out drivers after settling a class action lawsuit next at 6:00. but first, an important safety warning about avocados. what the government says you should do before eating them. a live look at 5:51. a few cars on the road. maybe doing some of the last maybe doing some of the last minute holiday shopping.
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all right. the last two days of king tides at 12:08. mill valley 1:00 tomorrow. we will say good-bye for a while. flooding around the bay shore in
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many areas during this time. thank you, mike. a major change ahead for the tsa and how air marshals operate. they will be moved to the back of the plane starting this friday. right now they are seated up front near the entrance. tsa won't say who prompted the change but cited safety concerns. they say it's important to change routine and to keep pace with emerging threats. >> the next story is for all of you avocado lovers. wash them. the skin is of one of five of cad dose carry listeria and salmonella. salmonella. even though the peel is inedible, dirt or bacteria it can be carried into the inside by knives or your hands. brush with a clean produce brush is the best way to stay safe.
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one of the perks of buying an electric car is a $7,500 tax credit. but that credit will drop by 50% in the new year's. tesla is making sure customers can still get the full credit. ceo elon musk said tesla will cover the tax difference if the customer does not receive their car by the end of the year. it will be reduced by 50% every six months until it is phased out. this is part of the major tax overhaul passed by congress at the end of last year. good morning. we still have this traffic alert out there. otherwise, it's pretty light going this christmas eve day. we had this accident much earlir this morning. approaching the carqinas, eastbound 80, pamona off-ramp. no estimated time of the off-ramp being opened. we have a fatality out at the coast. southbound 101 near salmon creek, both lanes were shut down for a time until they got the car out of there. they finally have. it looks like the southbound lanes are still shut down. we will follow-up in just a
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little bit. here's mike with a look at your forecast. >> thank you very much, sue. nice to see you today. merry christmas. the rainfall potential. nothing through 7:00. by 11:00 this morning, everybody already feeling some of that rain. and then it gets heavier during the afternoon and early evening hours. a quarter to a third of an inch around the bay. more than half an inch in the north bay. the storm is getting close to a two. right now we are still keeping it a one. going to the raiders game, the best chance of rain and thunderstorms will be at the beginning of the game. it will linger through the game but taper a little bit towards the end. dress for temperatures dropping to 50 and wet. it will be miserable. just the kind of football we like. alexis. >> oh, yeah. raiders fans will be just fine with that. good news for kids waiting up for santa tonight, christmas eve. the government shutdown is not going to spoil their fun. north american aerospace defense or norad say santa will be
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or norad say santa will be tracked no matter what. that tradition won't be affected because the 1,500 military personnel who follow st. nick's every move are all volunteers. norad has tracked santa and his sleigh throughout the night. next we are live at lefty owe dual's. the festivities that are happening. >> paradise strong. the appal christmas tradition continuing in the town devastated by the camp fire. >> plus, why this north bay supervisor ended up in handcuffs. we'll leave you now with a live look outside. yep. it is christmas eve. it's not soggy yet. but that will change soon. mike nicco has a look at the mike nicco has a look at the forecast and
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if you have anywhere last-minute christmas shopping, make sure to bring an umbrella. rain is coming our way.
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>> in you're not prepared, you will get soaked from head to mistletoe. >> good one. christmas jokes this morning. >> yes. it is christmas eve. we hope you're having a merry monday. let's check our accuweather forecast with mike nicco. hi, mike. >> merry christmas to you guys. this is our storm impact scale. it is still a one. we have showers, downpours, thunderstorms possible. winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. it is getting close to a two, i'll tell you that. a look at what's going up to our north. yellows and oranges showing up on live doppler out of eureka. let's see how it plans out with my accuweather 12-hour planner. first chance at 7:00. our best chance will be from noon to 7:00 as temperatures warm from the mid to upper 40s this morning to mid to upper 50s the rest of the day. all right. let's bring in sue and see if there's any issues with the commute. hi, sue. >> we still have

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