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a massive manhunt in central california. the search continues for the suspect in the killing of police corporal ronil singh. officials say the suspect is here illegally and uses multiple aliases. we have the latest from newman in just a minute. good morning. it is friday, december 28th you are never more than 7 minutes away from our accuweather forecast. >> all right. jess cashes alexis. hi, everybody. we have gusts up to 25 in mount
tom. mount the diablo, 34. we are seeing the trend relax just a bit. they will be around until noon. they will relax this afternoon. starting off with temperatures all over the place, as we talked about yesterday, because of the winds. 36 inland. mid to upper 40s in the bay and the coast. a little bit narrower by noon. 53 to 57. closer by 4:00. 53 to 56 under total sunshine. most of us dropping into the the mid and upper 40s. so grab a coat. over to sue. we are hoping for friday light to end the workweek. so far so good. no stalls or accidents blocking lanes out there, which is great news. bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is light getting into san francisco. no problems. we do have a high wind advisory. mike's high wind advisory is different from the chp. chp has their own conditions on the bay area. we have a high wind advisory
there. sensors are green. developing news from the central california area where the manhunt continues for the hunt from a killer of a police officer. >> he is in the country illegally. will carr has the latest from newman. >> reporter: good morning. authorities have been working around the clock. they served a search warrant overnight and reloosed new pictures of the suspect. he is still on the road. he allegedly entered the country illegally. at the same time, we are hearing from the people who new corporal ronil singh the best. the chief says he is leaving behind a wife and a 5-month-old son. >> he will never see his son walk. he doesn't get to hold that little boy, hug his wife, good night anymore because a
coward took his life. >> reporter: officer singh was a native of fiji. he came to the united states to become a police officer. he leaves behind his canine partner sam, who will officially be retired and join the singh family permanently. the chief says he will not take another loved one from that family. alexis and jessica, back to you. in the east bay, the case against the man accused of murdering an 18-year-old woman the at an oakland bart station is delayed. yesterday a judge ordered psychiatrists to examine john cowell to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. he is accused of attacking nia wilson and her sister at random with a knife at macarthur bart station in july. his attorney said her client is showing signs of delusion and paranoia. her family said he is able to
stand trial no matter what his defense attorney says. the judge has scheduled a hearing on cowell's psychiatric report for february. wilson's family is still pushing for a death penalty trial. the partial government shutdown will likely continue into the new year and be taken up by the new congress. today is the seventh day of the shutdown. negotiations appear to be going nowhere. the president is blaming congressman nancy pelosi for keeping the government closed despite him repeatedly saying he wants the shutdown to continue until he gets funding for the border wall. >> she's calling the shots. she's calling them because she wants the votes. if they do something, she is not going to get the votes and not going to be speaker of the house. >> pelosi is promising to fund the government but not the wall. when democrats take control of the house next week. lawmakers have been told they will receive a 24-hour notice before having to return for a
vote if there is a deal toned the sh, to end the shutdown. a democrat of hawaii says she will donate to food banks across her state. she said more than 2,500 federal workers there are furloughed or working without pay. she donated her salary during previous government shutdowns earlier this year and in the year 2013. some popular bay area tourist sites are feeling the financial fallout of the shutdown. alcatraz has tours canceled. national parks are open with limited visitor services. many parking lots, restrooms and visitor facilities remain closed at several bay area beaches. we have posted a complete list on abc7news.com. iraqi leaders are demanding u.s. troops leave the country after president trump's surprise visit two days ago. the president greeted the troops at a refueling stop at
air force base in germany. iraqi poll hraeugzs a is upset president failed to meet with the iraqi prime minister. in the north bay, a new tool to help spot fires in marin county. six new fire cameras have been installed at several mountain top locations. this is mt. tam. they are linked to a statewide system. pg&e is paying for the cameras. they are $5,000 each. the utility giant says they will help evaluate whether to temporarily turn off power lines if extreme fire conditions are forecast. how is the fire danger with these winds? >> you would think they would be pretty high, but thankfully we had the wet spell so we don't
have a fire danger right now. 48 in pacifica. menlo park, 46. everybody else on either side of the peninsula, 50 to 51 degrees. head farther down to palo alto, fremont, south bay, upper 40s. los gatos, 39. 40, san ramon. a little bit more wind there. san rafael, 48. santa rosa, almost freezing cold, 33 degrees. we have a light wind blowing northeast at 7 to 11 miles per hour. exercising and out and about, good. small craft advisory on the bay bridge up to the noon hour. north bay, 40s at 10:00. mid to upper 50s noon through 4:00. 45 at 8:00. east bay, 46 at 8:00. 57 at noon. look at all that sunshine. pushing us to near 60 at 2:00. dropping off to 48 by 8:00. and we'll go to the east bay shoreline. we start off at 47. 10 degrees warmer at noon, 57.
upper 50s during the afternoon hours with the lighter breezes. ought to feel pretty good if you're out on the son. down to 50 towards 8:00. all right. take a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. it spills into next year. here's sue with today's commute. it's pretty light out there this morning. not only friday light but holiday light. 101 in the northbound direction underneath the 17/880 overcrossing. or i should just say 880 at this point. 17 and 880. 280. headlights towards cupertino. 10-minute drive from downtown, west valley, cupertino north on 280. looking pretty good. overall our sensors on the maps are green. that is great news out of the central valley stpwhraofp. all right. we will take it, sue. four college football fans will be waking up on a billboard high above the city. >> elias, nancy, jeannette
ruben represent the four teams the cge playfs they are competing to earn prizes. they are also competing in an abc 7 news poll. so go to abc7news.com/vote to vote for your favorite fan. it looks like nancy, clemson fans pulling nancy through to the front of the pack >> notre dame making a comeback too. >> very close. early this morning ruben was in the lead. so we have really switched things up. the winner will get a special prize tonight. we will check all morning long for you. over to matt keller. he is down below the billboard this morning. hi, matt. good morning, jessica and alexis. we have to be quiet down here because the super fans are sleeping right now. you can see the tents all lined up on the billboard. i was told they will be waking
up at 6:00 for another full day of their lives on view. >> i'm here supporting the notre dame fighting irish. >> elias ross, roll tide. >> boomer sooner. >> clemson tigers. >> they were picked by espn from a pool of about 700 fans after explaining why they should represent their teams. they are living on the 40 foot wide billboard. they are competing for cash and prizes. they are hear for their colleges. all four are playing saturday in the semi final game for the college football playoff. after the games, the fans of the two losing teams will have to leave the billboard. the remaining two fans will stick around through the college football national championship game january 7th at levi's stadium. there are a lot of ways to engage with them and vote for your favorite team orphan or both. we have all that on abc7news.com. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> all right, matt.
keep it down. i hope they can't hear him down there. let's take a look at that poll once again. i do admit i just cast my vote. notre dame going into the lead. i am a michigan wolverine. you would think i wouldn't want notre dame to win but i want the big ten to look better. other people are following suit. jeannette has 46%. you can vote for your favorite fan on abc7news.com/vote. and you can watch the national championship on our sister network monday night, january 7th at 6:00 p.m. many people across the country are being hit by a storm. up next, we'll show you the damage that's been done from minnesota to louisiana and where that storm system is moving next. a woman loses her wedding ring shopping at walmart. the unusual place it was found
christmas morning. a live look outside. incident was windy early this morning. it is a nice view from the financial district in san francisco. francisco. we have your here's your receipt. have a nice day! thank you. ♪ ♪ start the car! start the car! start the car! start the car! the ikea winter sale. wooooooo! save up to 50% off select items in store only
for our temperatures coming up. thank you, mike. and now to dramatic video seen by millions. a new york city police officer fights off five men in a chaotic subway confrontation. >> get back. i don't want to hurt you. get back. get back. >> you're watching an nypd officer doing everything he can not to draw his weapon. on sunday night, officer ali said a woman in the subway said these men were harassing her. when he approached, they became aggressive. instead of pulling out his gun, officer ali fought back. one man fell onto the tracks bur then survived. the officer woke to geo benitez. >> what was going through your mind? >> safety number one for myself. when i saw that guy trip over, i said holy cow, let me get him. >> the officer had no idea
someone was recording the in. he says he's just glad it ended with nobody getting hurt. attorneys for the boston marathon bomber are demanding his death sentence be thrown out. lawyers filed a 500-page brief yesterday detailing a number of problems. they argue the judge's decision to keep the case in boston prevented their client from getting a fair trial. other points include connecting him to his brother's involvement in a triple homicide in 2011. sar nye 6th injured hundreds at the marathon in 2013. america's oldest man in the country died. after a beaubattle with pneumon passed away at 112 years old. president obama led a standing ovation for him. overton said it was one of the
proudest moments of his life. he was a long-time resident of austin, texas. the governor called him an american icon and texas legend. it is shaping up to be another chaotic day for holiday travel. a severe winter blast is moving across the country. maggie rulli has the latest from new york. >> reporter: travel for much of the country remains at a sta standstill as a powerful winter storm stretching from canada to the gulf coast drops heavy rain and blinding snow. in st. paul, minnesota, police are looking for the public's help after a semi side-swaoeuipa trooper's car pulled over on the other side of the road. in kansas, a state of emergency. 150-mile stretch shut down in both directions. >> three-foot drifts. >> reporter: in mississippi a tree fell on a home. the family beliesblame. in, the storm causing
transformers to explode. >> that's crazy! >> reporter: in austin, texas, flash flooding. julie butler had to be rescued after her car got pushed a quarter mile off the road by floodwaters. she thanks the firefighters who got her to safety. >> all of the firefighters are like angels. >> reporter: this morning that storm is moving east, stretching from atlanta to new england bringing mostly heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding. the good news is that all of this should be over and done with by this weekend. maggie rulli, abc news, new york. on the other hand, people in australia are sweating with record-high temperatures. some areas are dealing with 104-degree weather for the fourth straight day. people have been flocking to beaches hoping to get a break from the heat wave. you guys both know i love the water and i love the beach. >> me too. that's my favorite place also. >> 104 a little too hot for me. >> i think it's fine.
just get in the water. >> it has to be refreshing. at least you can get in it. here's a look at what we're dealing with. wear a wetsuit if it helps to keep you warm. 7 to 16-mile-per-hour north-northwest winds. cooler lows, patchy frost in the deepest valleys tonight. and storm door is shut through the extended forecast. area of high-low pressure. closer they are the faster the winds are. our breezes will relax. a north wind is pumping in dry air. that means total sunshine today. we will warm to 57 to 60 this afternoon. tonight, you can see freezing temperatures. morgan hill.in liverm 32, santa rosa. ukiah, a few neighborhoods could touch frosty levels. low to mid-40s around the rest of the day. all right. let's take a look at any
accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow will be one of the coldest mornings. san joaquin is under a hard tkraoez. we are going to stay in the mid to upper 50s, near 60 for highs today, tomorrow, sunday. new year's eve, mid to upper 50s with a few high clouds. try to get the 60s back by the time we get to thursday, january 3rd. still, no rain. all right. let's kick it over to sue and see what she's watching >> the bay bridge looks pretty darned good. it's a beautiful morning. you can see the tail lights across the inklein. everybody is moving at the limit. not bad at all getting into san francisco. toll plaza. it looks and your drive from hercules all the way into the city, just about 30 minutes. so we are definitely looking at friday light for sure. greens is great on the roadways. just a slight slowing as you approach the berkeley curve. a couple changes for the mass
transit. golden gate ferry continues to be on reduced service. ace is running train 3 and 5 this morning. and in the afternoon, only two trains as well from san jose towards the central valley. guys? thank you, sue. a big night for the san jose sharks brett byrnes. not only did he play in his 1,000th nhl game but he scored the tie-breaking goal. the sharks now head out on a three-game road trip, returning to the south bay in the new year. the golden state warriors dropped their second game in a row. kevin durant hit a he late three to force overtime, buthe warriors could not get it done in the end. they lost the ducks will gbs will get the as they play once again in oregon.
a woman thought her wedding ring was gone after she lost her wedding ring. a woman found it inside one of her own holiday gifts. johnson lost it while looking at instant pots back in october. she and her husband scoured the aisles. they couldn't find it. fast forward to december 25th. shiloah avery opened a new instant pot and she couldn't believe what was inside. >> i said, oh, there's a ring in this. they said, okay, funny. i said, no, really there's a wedding ring in this. my first reaction is we have to find who owns it. >> she is my absolute christmas angel. it made my year. >> ah. avery posted a picture of the lost ring on facebook. and within hours the two women connected. joanne was able to get her ring back. and outline a very happy ending to that story. >> maybe they will be friends. >> yeah. next the 7 things you need to know as you start your day. a million people are
expected in times square to watch the ball drop on new year's eve. what the nypd is doing to make sure the event is secure. the community of newman is coming together after a beloved officer is killed. how law enforcement wives are showing support. a live look outside with abc 7 news now. a live look at the bay bridge. a live look at the bay bridge. it's shaking a little bit on our
>> 5:25. if you're just joining us or heading the outdoor, the 7 things to know before you go. we are hearing from the woman who says an escaped san quentin inmate carjacked her outside the home depot in san rafael. and that woman is okay. this inmate, shalom mendoza is still on the run this morning. stanislaus sheriff's department showed photos of a man accused of shooting and killing an officer.
he uses multiple aliases. that's why they won't confirm his name. the partial government shutdown is in day seven. there are no signs it will end before the new year. no votes are scheduled >> number four, homeland security secretary kirjsten nielsen is expected to visit the southern border today. she ordered medical checks for all migrant children under the age of 10 after two guatamalan children died. after a noisy night, 4:00 this morning, most of the wind advisories expired. one left for potentially dangerous winds east of the golden gate, north of the bay bridge. on the water shaded in yellow until noon today. number six, following a light friday morning commute. we have high wind advisories on most bridges. not on the golden gate. four lanes in the southbound direction this morning. number seven, four college football super fans are sleeping on a billboard in san jose. they are representing alabama,
clemson, notre dame and oklahoma, the four teams playing in the college football playoff semifinal games. >> hopefully they are getting rest up there. >> hopefully. a louisiana shop has broken the guinness world record for the largest pot of gumbo. >> the chef spent six hours creating the dish. it weighed at 6,800 pounds. it broke the old record by 1,000 pounds. it filled 11,000 bowls and sold for $5 each at the independence bowl fan fest. the money went to house patients and families of v.a. medical centers. it went to a good cause. yeah. another full 90 minutes of news including -- >> dui crackdown. >> dui crackdown. the new punishment coming for
an escaped san quentin prison inmate has now been on the run for more than a day. authorities believe he carjacked a woman nearby. hear from her coming up in an interview you will only see on 7. the homeland security secretary is heading to the u.s./mexico border. this follows the death of two migrant children in u.s. custody. now there is a call for a senate hearing >> cracking down on dui offenders. the pilot program set to be announced today in san francisco. good morning to you, it is friday, december 28th. the last friday of 2018. >> i know. it's kind of hard to believe. you're never more than 7 minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist mike nicco. breezes wrapped up midnight. they are down to 40 in mt. tam and east foothills east of san jose. 45 in st. helena.
still hefty gusts up there. sfo. where we live, 23 in san 29 out over the coast for our fastest breezes. mt. tam cam still bouncing. temperatures from the mid 40s to nearly the 40s because of the breezes. 53 to 57. total sunshine at noon. by 7:00, most of us in the mid to upper 40s. how about on the roads? >> very. 5:31 on a friday morning. check your north bay commute, san rafael. up towards the civic center, 19-minute drive from novato across the golden gate bridge. so far we have light even out of the central valley. a modified ace trainchedul this morning. only trains 3 and 5 are running. 3 is on time at this hour. >> thank you, sue. the search continues for shalom
mendoza who escaped from san quentin wednesday night. >> police believe he simply walked away from a work detail. he carjacked a woman at a shopping center one mile away. the woman is sharing her terrifying ordeal. amy hollyfield is live with the interview you will see only on 7. amy. >> reporter: jessica, we also have surveillance of the carjacking. you can see the man approach the victim, who tells us she was scared to death. she says he approached her in the home depot parking lot wednesday night. that is the same night that a man escaped from san quentin prison. it happened in san rafael. home depot in san rafael, less than two miles from the prison. he threatened to kill her. >> he came really fast. he said i have a gun. give me your key. if not, i'm going to kill you
now. >> here is a picture of the man who escaped. she said this is the man who stole her car in that parking lot. authorities are still looking for him. they encourage you to take a good look. they need everyone to be looking for this man. they are also still looking for her car they believe he got away in. take a look at this one as well. it's a silver toyota rav4. the license plate is 6stz502. no one has seen the the car. no one has seen him. no sightings have been reported. he was here in san quentin serving a five-year since for a carjacking in l.a. county. officials have not publicly commented about this. they haven't explained how he was able to escape. >> amy, thank you. another manhunt. federal and local authorities are searching for a suspect who
shot and killed an officer in the town of newman in stanislaus. authorities are desperately searching for this man. the sheriff's department tweeted new photos of the suspect last night. the sheriff says key findings helped to narrow down who he is. a man who uses multiple aliases. they won't confirm his name >> we have identified a suspect. we know who our suspect is. we know who is responsible for this senseless act of violence. it's just a matter of time before we find him. corporal singh was shot on christmas morning. the suspect fled the scene. the sheriff has spoken to the singh family and they are working on funeral arrangements with the family. the sheriff's department says there is only one authorized fund set up for the family of corporal singh. it is through the stanislas sworn deputies association. we have a atlantic on abc7news.com. dozens of members of blue
line wives hung blue ribbons to show support for corporal singh's wife. the group is made up of the wives of law enf >> to come together and to know we are all hurting and to lift each other up and support each other. to do something, not just sit at home and be upset and sad and hurt. >> i want to put a little something out there to bring a smile to her face. they put them up not far from where he lived with his wife and 5-month-old son. investigators revealed the suspect in this case is in the suspect in this case is in the country illegally. president trump has weighed in posting this on twitter. saying "there is right now a full scale manhunt going on in california for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting
and killing a police officer during a traffic stop is. time to get tough on border security. build the wall". kirjsten nielsen is expected to visit the southern border today. she ordered medical checks for all migrant children under the age of 10 in u.s. custody. this comes after two children at the border died. most recently 8-year-old felipe gomez alonzo died on christmas eve. we have learned that he tested positive for influenza. those prompted democratic senator dianne feinstein to call for a senate hearing. in a statement she said border patrol facilities are not adequately staffed or equipped to properly care for children. this morning san jose police chief is standing by his officers after they shot and killed a 24-year-old woman after a high-speed chase. police thought the woman was involved in a shooting. ooting on st theects w a white r officer spotted a white camry and determined the car was
stolen, but it was not the car involved in the shooting. but for some reason police say 24-year-old jenny vasquez and her female passenger led police on a high-speed five-mile-chase. the pursuit ended when the car crashed into a fence. the women were shot when vasquez tried to back into a police car. >> the individuals were in a stolen vehicle, that took police on a high-speed pursuit. i stop short of the mistaken identity type of issue. no, they weren't the suspects in the shooting. but also had they not been in a stolen vehicle, had they not led police in a high-speed pursuit, had they not tried to ram officers's cars, we would not be here today. >> the women's parents are calling for a federal investigation. bill scott will announce a statewide pilot program to crack statewide pilot program to crack down on repeat dui offenders. drivers with more than one dui will have to install an ignition interlock device and
keep it for two years. you cannot turn on the engine until you blow through a device to prove you did not have alcohol in your system. prior to they were only used in certain cities. it goes into effect january 1st. you are never more than 7 minutes away from a accuweather forecast. we have freezing cold temperatures. pretty close in santa rosa, 33. we start to hit the 40s as we get to san rafael, mill valley, tibur tiburon, napa valley. vallejo, calistoga, mid to upper 40s. mid to upper 40s in the east bay valleys. tracy, 41. head to the south bay, we have 40s that stretch from nuclear, redwood city, daly city. 50 around san francisco. san carlos, 51. here's 880. breezy on some of our roads. if you're on the ferry through noon. mass approximate transit is chilly, especially with the winds. it feels cooler than the 44 we have in san jose at 8:00. 49 at 10:00.
mid-50s at on dropping down to 8:00 under the stars. peninsula, we book in the day with 48 degrees. 8:00 this morning, 8:00 this afternoon. of in between, 52 to 56 degrees. under total sunshine in san francisco. we get to 57 on the 2:00 and 4:00. back down to 51 at 8:00. pretty quiet here. let's bring in sue. forget it's the holiday week until i look at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> that's a pretty good indication. >> there's nothing. >> no metering lights. very few cars coming into san francisco. it's pretty good. if you have to be up at 5: 39, at least your drive is clear. once again, no metering lights here. cars streaming into san francisco. even your drive on the 80 corridor approaching the maze is a nice one. 30 minutes from hercules all the way down. just a little bit of slowing through the berkeley curve as
you make your way to the tolls. here's drive times. tracy to dublin, look at that. wouldn't it be nice if it were that way every day. 30 minutes. not typical. antioch to concord, looking good. 15 minutes on 4. and golden gate bridge in san francisco, less than 20 minutes. the california highway patrol is saying good-bye to its iconic patrol cars. they had a little fun with the ford crown victoria's retirement. it posted this photo on twitter calling it a dinosaur. they are replacing "the crown" vic or as the post suggests, extin extinct species. millions of people will crowd time area to bring in 2019. the steps police are taking to keep everyone safe. which vehicles will get you
friday. don't at midnight, do it again tomorrow night. could be the last of the growing season for the san joaquin valleys. temperatures drop to 28 degrees. rebound in fresno today. 60, monterey. low to mid-60s in socal. look at all that sunshine. and 30s and 40s across the high country. we're grooming the snow because mother nature is not providing any. today and monday our coolest today and monday our coolest days and windy.
police are stepping up security around times square. bags will be inspected. thousands of officers will flood the streets in force. revelers will likely see sharp shooters stationed on rooftops, ready to neutralize any threat. the counter snipers spend four months preparing for this. they train and scout positions among the skyscrapers. one of their secret weapons is
the ability to blend in. >> you're going to feel it knowing we will be watching the event. and there's another blanket of security that you're not going to know we're there. trust us, we're there. >> it is a massive party. 1 million people are expected to fill the streets around times square for the new year. speaking of that, workers are putting the finishing touches on the ball that will drop when the ball strikes mid night. it includes 100 new sparkling waterford crystals. dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest. stay with us for live coverage of the rose parade at 8:00 a.m. new year's day here on abc 7. and the rose parade at 8:00 a.m. january 1st. i watch it every year. one year i volunteered and put the flowers on the float.
>> i always wondered how that worked. >> it is family tradition to watch. the part i did was on the underbelly. >> oh, they would the little kids do that part. >> i wasn't that little. i was in high school. >> they didn't trust you though, huh? >> i guess not. >> i'm sure it looked great. now we know. >> all right. never more than 7 minutes away from a accuweather forecast. i'm sure it was a great experience nonetheless. sfo, clear. sunshine all day today. breezes are relaxing. chilly tonight with frosty valleys inland. another week without rain in my accuweather seven-day forecast. pretty progressive looking. big ridge takes the storm up into the pacific northwest. straight down into the four corners. makes a left-hand turn and goes into the midwest.
the distance is increasing so the winds will decrease. pressure gradient relaxing. 57 to 60 degrees this afternoon. still a little breezy say in the north bay, santa cruz mountains. the breezes taper. low to mid-30s in the north bay valleys. a lot of mid to upper 30s in the east bay valleys. morgan hill, 31. fremont, san jose. san rafael down to oakland, san mateo, richmond, stprap, low to mid-40s tomorrow morning. all right. we'll break out in the mid-60s tomorrow. mid-50s as we say is good-bye to 2018. next wednesday and thursday, no rain. here's sue >> all right. an eight-minute drive from the east bay side over to san rafael. the marin side of things looking pretty good. no delays as you approach the toll plaza.
pop down to the south bay and look at 280. up under the 17/880 crossing. an 11-minute drive from san jose towards wolf road in cupertino. overall, generally looking great out there. take a look at some of our drive times. not bad at all. guys? all right. thank you, sue. aaa wants to make sure you get home safely on new year's eve. the tipsy tow service starts 6:00 monday night and ends 6:00 in the morning on tuesday. you don't have to be a aaa member to get a ride up to 10 miles. if you travel more than 10 miles, you will be charged a standard towing rate. only two people can be transported at a time. toyota snagged the top three places with tacoma and tundra and 4 runner. jeep wranglers and gmc sierra round out the top five.
average vehicles are worth 33% of their original price after six months. but these models are worth an average of 50%. hey, 50% not bad. a plan to speed up housing construction to help families who lost their homes in the wildfires. backlash against instagram. the surprise many users got as the company was trying to test out a new look. as we head to commercial break, it is abc 7 news now. a live look outside at the city a live look outside at the city of san francisco on thi ♪ a live look outside at the city of san francisco on thi not long ago, ronda started here. and then, more jobs began to appear. these techs in a lab. this builder in a hardhat... ...the welders and electricians who do all of that. the diner staffed up 'cause they all needed lunch. teachers... doctors... jobs grew a bunch. what started with one job spread all around. because each job in energy creates many more in this town. energy lives here.
affected. anywhere from washington northward i would call ahead to make sure. a sea lion rescued the marine head lands. >> it was found with a bacterial infection that could be deadly. no word yet when cruising will be released. i like his name. cruising. a new warning about the flu this morning. stanislaus county is reporting their first death from the flu strain. it happened within the last two weeks. health officials are warning the predominant flu strain is more of a threat to children.
marin county has the biggest outbreak of whooping cough since outbreak of whooping cough since 2015. the marin independent journal reports health officials blame low vaccination rates compared to other counties. based on past trends, doctors are concerned 2019 could be another bad year. babies are most at risk for complications. the best protection is vaccination for everyone. abc 7 news was in the tenderloin yesterday when volunteers helped to host the annual festival. more than 100 young people attended as guests of honor. they kind on lunch while receiving other gifts. >> gift cards, back packs, warm items of clothing and wonderful food and games so they can be engaging with folks and have a engaging with folks and have a safe place to come to.
>> larkin street youth services focused on providing a wide array of assistance of homeless people between 18 and 24. the group officers help finding health care and housing. let's check in with sue hall. it has been friday light and holiday light. >> that's right, alexis. san mateo bridge. a high wind advisory according to the chp. traffic is flowing nicely across the span. minor delay towards the high rise. but you're looking at about an 18-minute drive from 880 towards 101. here's what we're talking about. no metering lights at all. your drive from hercules into the city, just about 30 minutes. no delays on the span. just a slight tapping of the breaks when you make the turn toward the tunnel. otherwise, smooth sailing into san francisco. here's mike with a look at your forecast. thank you very much, sue. winds will gust up to 35 knots out of the north until noon today, east of the golden gate bridge, north of the bay bridge area. it goes all the way back into the delta.
we're going to have breezes this morning. you can see mainly in the central valley. they will calm down during the day. still a breeze out there. they will pick up around sunset and the next couple of hours. they will really relax in the overnight hours. we will feel colder conditions frost in our deepest inland valleys. mike, thank you. backlash after users had to scroll horizontally instead of vertically. many people got the surprise while logging in yesterday morning. the company had been thinking about switching up the scrolling style to draw in more people. the response was not positive. users posted about their confusion and reported difficulties using the app. the head of instagram later tweeted they didn't mean to test the new look on so many people. but, boy, their test sample got a lot larger and people did not like it. >> no. how would you like to start
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minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here's meteorologist mike nicco. >> radar showing how dry and clear it is. breezes are still up there. they will relax throughout the day. mid-30s to upper 40s. a wide range of temperatures at 7:00. 53 to 57 at noon. again, at 4:00 with total sunshine and bone dry air. by 7:00, most of us falling back into the 40s. hi, sue. good morning. it's a light one out there. the north bay, san rafael, taillights headed southbound on 1 101. it's a beautiful morning. if you have to be up at 6:00 a.m., traffic is moving nicely. golden gate, clear. no fog. a little wind advisory for some of the bridges. not the golden gate but particularly the bay bridge and san mateo. four lanes in the southbound