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that come. >> they are not expecting this next system to flood the area like it did last week but the sheriff's office says it wants to be ready for anything that may develop. but highway 37 here in novato could flood. it is very common. be sure to check the road conditions over the next couple of days before you head out. reporting live in novato, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thanks, amy. most mail service will resume today in the geurneville area. the post office remains closed because it goes flooded. the u.s. postal service said it's not expected to reopen until april 1st at the earliest. >> you can check weather conditions where you live on the abc 7 news app. check the blue live bar at the top. you can enable push alerts to get news and weather updates sent directly to your device. it's 4:30 if you're just up. a quick update on traffic. mike nicco starts.
r gelle, ville, montorio, je going to add to the issues there. radar over the golden gate bridge. this is what we're seeing a lot. some widespread radar. when i show you the weather window from the golden gate bridge it's not that wet. we have to wait for the center of energy to get closer. when it does we'll see an increase in rain. we'll do from light to moderate at times and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening hours from 4:00 to 10:00. breezy this afternoon and evening also. so here is a look at the golden gate bridge. you can see it's not all that wet. a lot of that rain is vap waiting right now, priming the atmosphere, so when we get past the deeper parts of the morning commute, it will start making it seey 7:00 in my accuweather forecast, the chance of thunderstorms and that's when heavier rain comes another check of the commute, here is alexis. >> good morning, mike. i just saw zipper trucks go through on golden gate bridge camera you just showed and looking at a pretty quiet start
for bay bridge toll plaza. we're hoping it stays that way. of course it probably won't once we get to about 5:20 here this morning. we'll see a little stack up in the cash lanes on the right side of the toll plaza but that's about it. drive times looking great. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 16 minutes. san francisco to sfo in the green just nine minutes. biggest issue roadwork out of the central valley. we'll check on that next. >> thank you, alexis. developing poempb sacramento police arrested 80 protesters following a march demanding officers be charged in the death of stephon clark. >> people refuse to clear fulsome boulevard. at least five cars were keyed. one of those arrested while covering the protest, he was standing with several protesters when he got detained. sacramento county district attorney's standing by his
decision not to charge officers saying they used reasonable force. officers said they thought clark was holding a gun. it was actually a cell phone. the mayor released a statement that reads in part, i'm very disappointed the protest ended the way it did. i have many questions that went on that precipitated the order to disburse and the subsequent arrests. no member of the press should be arrested for doing their job. the democrats latest and most expansive investigation of president trump. the family and organization find themselves in the cross-hairs. here is elizabeth hur with details. >> reporter: good morning. democrats are asking for documents and meetings, even phone conversations. bottom line, they say they are just doing their job but the president calls it harassment. overnight the white house blasting democrats, calling their latest investigation into allegations of corruption, obstruction and abuse of power.
white house prels secretary sarah sanders writing in a statement, the democrats are not after the truth, they are after the president. >> are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler. >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. you know the beautiful thing, no collusion, all a hoax. >> beyond the question of collusion, house judiciary committee wants answers to everything, from the firing of james comey to hush money payments to stormy daniels to the president's conversations with vladimir putin, and if the trumps are profiting from the presidency. jerry nadler on msnbc last night. >> our job is to protect the rule of law in this country. >> so democrats on the panel are now demanding documents first lady -- from the 81 companies including donald trump's and jared kushner. they have two weeks to comply.
if they don't they willesh subpoenas. we've learned some of the people on the list have started handing over documents. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. california is suing the trump administration over proposed changes to title 10, a family planning program for low income people. if the changes are approved, clinics would only be eligible for title 10 funding if they do not perform abortions or suggest where a patient can get one. people who support the changes say abortion is not family planning. under current law, title 10 funds cannot be spent directly on abortions. supporters of the lawsuit say this is about politics. >> what the president is attacking is gender equality and female autonomy. organizations that provide reproductive services don't just protect women, they enable us to control our own lis and pursue our own dreams on our own terms. >> at least 20 other states are expected to file lawsuits. happening today, doctors at a medical conference in seattle
will reveal more information about the second person who may be cured of the hiv virus. doctors at university college london gave the man bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists hiv infection. after three years of no trace, another patient still hiv free. more on this story coming up in the next half hour. high school students in san francisco are coming together to help one of their own. a student who was injured in a car accident at emeryville last week that killed three of his siblings and mission high school soccer team won the division 5 championship. they visited him at the hospital to give him a medal. the team says the victory is in aaron's name. >> i know he's going to get better, so i just wanted to show him the plaque we got for him and the medal we fault for him
in the finals. i know he's fighting right now. he couldn't talk yet but he w like >> he's recovering after his family's minivan crashed into a big rig last thursday. the chp said the truck was parked illegally on interstate 80. we have a link on the website, abc7news.com for the family's gofundme page. happening in the south bay, officials want your input on high-speed rail project. the california rail authority will host a community meeting at morgan hill community and cultural center that starts at 6:00 tonight. project leaders are criticizing the white house's plans to withhold and take back federal money for the high-speed rail. president trump has called the project a failure and raised the question of having the state give back $2.5 billion in federal funds. yesterday the high-speed rail authority said that would be legally indefensible and a disastrous policy. pg&e is expected to provide more information about its
bankruptcy at a hearing in sacramento. our partner reports wildfires affected by bankruptcy grilled the utility at a hearing yesterday. they are demanding to know how and when the company will compensate victims. peg said it considered filing for bankruptcy months before actually starting the process in january. >> my accuweather, here is a look at temperatures along east bayshore from 48 in orinda, san leandro and alameda and hayward at 52 degrees. that cloud cover out there and some of the mist hanging in the air and rain evaporating as it reaches the ground, a homogenized air mass. upper 40s to 50 in the east bay. 49 at fremont. look along east bayshore and south bay, 50 to 52. 48 pacifica, dress for that in novato, sebastopol and napa 54 degrees. south on 680 looks pretty dry for now. your commute, all right, on the roads we'll have increasing rain through the morning into the afternoon hours.
mass transit, just be a rain manager today. on the bay we're going to have light breezes but also that wet weather. let's do through some of our neighborhoods, 12-hour planner starting at 8:00. east bay valley you can see scattered showers from 8:00 to 10:00, even a little break at noon for your lunch. that would be nice, wouldn't it? more scattered showers as we head into the afternoon and into the evening hours. here is a look at the south bay where we've got a little light rain moving in during the morning commute all the way up until 10:00. you've got a pretty big window of just cloudiness with some sprinkles from noon to 4:00 and then scattered showers from 6:00 to 8:00. and then we're looking at san francisco where we've got a chance of scattered showers and rain all day today. temperatures within a degree or two, 55 to 56 degrees. a little bit more rain on the way than what we dealt with yesterday and evenrroreow.it's s morning? >> we're okay with one exception. of course, it's the usual suspect. getting out of tracy 580 betwee
and greenville. they did some overpass paving work. that was supposed to be done 40 minutes ago at 4:00 a.m. we did just talk to caltrans. they are saying that rain, the far right lane should be opening up any minute now. so if it's not already, it should be in the next few minutes but damage is done. check this out, 205 down to 6 miles an hour, 11 mile an hour on 580. hopefully we can bounce back if that is going to open up here because that is a rough start. check out this drive time westbound 580, tracy to dublin, one hour, 52 minutes, if you can tke ace train that's an option or delay the trip a bit until it thins out. southbound 680 dublin to mission, that looks great. northbound 85, 101 to cupertino looking goods, too, at 16 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. coming up, the program that u l
headed to the big sur coast today where they could have issues of heavy rain. look at that red, yellow and orange headed that way while we'll have light to moderate showers. temperatures in so cal reach mid to upper 60s. up in the sierra, 30s and 40s at 4:00 today through 10:00 thursday morning. winter storm warning heavy wet snow up to 4'. 50-mile-per-hour winds, limited visibility, and delays at that time. that's going to be the biggest game in town. we have light snow thursday, snow showers friday, saturday, sunday, pattern starts to taper come monday. be careful. >> mike, thank you. former "beverly hills 90210" star died from the massive stroke he suffered last week.
the actor's family and friends were with him when he died including his two children. he been in the hospital since wednesday when paramedics were called to his sherman oaks home. perry gained a whole new generation of followers with "riverdale." they issued a statement saying perry with us an incredibly caring, consummate professional with good heart and true trend to all. we have more information spotting warning signs and symptoms of a stroke on our website, abc7news.com. only on 7 we're hearing from the 4h instructor who taught the two young girls the skills they needed to survive a weekend in the woods. they live near richardson grove state park known for bears and mountain lions. kate larson explains the sisters were prepared for the ordeal. >> it started to drizzle. i knew we had to find shelter fast. >> she kicked into survival mode
when she and her 5-year-old sister caroline got lost a few miles from their home in humboldt county. they survived 48 hours with no food or water in rainy conditions in the forest. >> we found shelter, a tree branch close to the ground. we had my sister's rain jacket to keep us warm. >> their mom said she's not sure if her daughters would have survived if not for 4h program. >> group leader justin taught them fire making skills. >> they are strong girls and stayed calm. >> he taught them in the 4h adventure class in humboldt county. he's glad the girls applied the lesson during misadventure drinking water off leaves to stay hydrated. >> versus drinking out of a creek or someplace that's contaminatsacramento. a member of the san francisco 4h program, thanks to 4h, she feels
like she would have a shot at surviving in the woods, too. >> if you're ever lost and there's a bunch of herbs around you can know which ones to eat and which ones not to. they teach you how to survive certain stuff. say there's like a coyote or wolf, they teach you what to do. >> much of 4h is about taking care of animals and gardens, all aimed at teaching kids basic life skills and critical thinking, which is clearly what kept leia and caroline alive. indica kate larsen, abc 7 news. >> you can learn more on abc7news.com. that makes me want to join 4h and figure out what's going on because i have no idea what to do. >> it was top of mind. seems like they had done it recently and they knew what they were doing. they didn't panic. they 'n' what to do. >> smart little girls. >> really articulate for that age. wow. >> i think they are going to go places. >> i think so, too. >> not the woods.
>> once they get there, they will know what to do, too. proud parents. got to be, absolutely, and relieved, no doubt. let's talk about the rain. it's coming and it's going to get heavier as we head through the next several days. san jose, we're dealing with pretty much dry conditions northbound 87 just south san jose international. rain and possibility of thunderstorms from 4:00 to 10:00 today. heavy rain develops tonight through tomorrow and then we've got more rain through the seven-day forecast. i'll show you in a second. let's talk about thepa alo mode breezy, w don'twatches, warnings. we do have a little bit of a flash flood watch for solana county, which i'll get to. overall the bay is doing well. montara and half moon bay, right over half moon bay airport we've got a pretty nice cell there. that's going to be in san mateo sooner than 5:08, hayward probably a little sooner than 5:33 and it's going to bring the
possibility of some puddles on the roadway. the bigger picture, this is where you get the thunderstorm chance when the low comes in with the greater energy. here we are this morning sbopt afternoon hours, not much. once we get to 4:00 tonight, the entire neighborhood have a potential for thunderstorms. 7:00, more areas yellow down to south bay and east bay valleys. that continues through noon. there will be a little bit of a lull after the first wave of heavier rain moves through and then you've got the chance during the evening commute at the end of it, there you go, scattered thunderstorms starting to roll in with reds, heavierni hours. can you see rainfall totals with this storm. not all that impressive, a quarter to half that. thursday we'll pull back down to a one and slight chance of rain friday and saturday. i'll show you tomorrow's storm hour by hour next. alexis. >> mike, taking a look at the
bay bridge toll plaza this morning, same thing, we're still looking pretty good. a little bit of a lineup in the cash lane on either side. carpool lanes over, no issues for fasttrack users. overall looking good there. i want to check drive times this in particular westbound 580, tracy to dublin. last time we checked it one hour and 52 minutes. we are improving but that is rough, one hour and 37 minutes. that's due to paving onwork that went late between midway and greenville. just checked with caltrans, that lane is open at greenville. hopefully we bounce back. westbound 4 antioch to concord still in the green at 14. 101 san rafael to san francisco in the green at 16 minutes. hyundai reducing a new way to cut down on auto th detail t
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a 2. i'll take a look hour by hour next. starbucks warning about a fake offer after lady gaga fans start add campaign to boost sales of heroes car winning song "shallow." the shallow bucks claims it will give a free drink if they send a screen shot of themselves listening to the song. some fans tweeting fake messages from starbucks saying they received a voucher for the free drink. starbucks said the offer is fake and is investigating how it was made. the really cheap fares to hawaii are, as they say, gone. >> i thought i was doing the story so i wrote it in hawaiian. >> more your taste. >> pau means gone. there is more news if you missed out on the southwest sale. within hour it sold out of
introductory $49 one-way naifar. now other airlines are lowering fares to match between southwest and hawaii. southwest plans to fly from san jose. that will start in may. eventually sacramento and san diego. southwest plans to fly inner island flights within the hawaiian islands at a later date. hold on for that one. >> i know aloha, good-bye. i'm going to go on my flight to hawaii right now and get out of here. >> mike, you weren't here yesterday, i would have told you early in the morning to book your flight. all the low fares are gone. >> here is the ironic flight, early in the morning i was on a southwest flight. i got to the airport at about 4:00 our time in dallas yesterday morning. we had heard -- with you we heard a date deeper in the month when they sold them. when we were on the plane, everything got booked up. let's take a look at what's
depending on tonight. some scattered strong showers, look at this, right at 4:30. that's when the downpour hits all of us. the earliest of our commuters tomorrow, you're going to have the worst, then some won'tipond the roadways through the rest of the commute. they turn to scattered showers for the rest of the day and into thursday when we'll taper back to a one. so after today's rain we've got even more rain from a third of an inch in the south bay to two-thirds around the bay to another inch up in the north bay. what we're looking at as far as any potential damage, maybe flooding on the roads high, everything low to none, which is nice. alexis. >> taking a look at the roads, we're looking mostly dry pavement this morning. there are a few areas where we definitely could have sprinkles or light rain pushing in but looking pretty dry here walnut creek, southbound 680 not seeing delays. north of the 24 split, everything looking okay there. flipping over to traffic maps and zooming in on the one spot.
that's not looking okay, although improving. westbound 580 between midway and greenville. overnight paving work went late, 40, 45 minutes behind schedule. that lane is back open but damage done. westbound 205 out of tracy, 3 miles an hour. we have sped all the way up to 15 miles an hour once you make it to 580. we'll take a look at some drive times coming up at 5:00. >> thank you, alexis. next at 5:00 a.m., sprucing up civic center. new rendering what the area could look like if approved. >> the death of stephon clark, are so thick... so fluffy... so delicious... (whisper) karen, karen you've got to try this