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drops, the fire is in rugged terrain so difficult to get to and for a closer look at the conditions, let's go to abc 7 news spencer christian. >> larry, it is hot and dry where the fire is burning. conditions are not extreme but conducive to fire spreading. here is a look at the current readings in the area of the fire. temperature 88 degrees so it's been quite warm all day and it's not cooling down much into the early evening hours. relative humidity is low at 35%. the wind has been relatively light. that's good news or encouraging news, the steady wind is under 10 miles per hour for the last couple of hours but gusts occasionally exceed ten miles per hour. so far, it looks like wind is not a factor however the heat is going to be a factor in this seven days ahead looks like high temperatures in that area will be in the mid to upper t90s mos days. >> thank you so much. let's take another live look at the wildfire from sky 7. our last check 45 acres have been burned and there was zero containment.
we have not heard of any injuries or structures being damaged. you can stay up to date on the wildfire and any other breaking news by downloading the a brks krrc 7 news app. enable the push alert feature to get updates as soon as they come into our newsroom. >> we don't see any flames there. we saw a lot of pyfires breakin out early in the afternoon. a caltrain struck and killed a person in burlingame. the station is near california drive and burlingame avenue. the person was hit where the north lane crosses the tracks. >> here is visit owe from the citizen app with a person on the scene. commuters should expect delays as long as 90 minutes. caltrain tweeted ten minutes ago both tracks are open in the area where this incident happened. good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm larry beil. a date a couple marked as a wedding anniversary turn into a tragedy. >> they were crossing the street
yesterday when they were hit by a car. the husband 39-year-old benjamin dean was killed. his wife kelly dean is in the hospital. that couple is from clovis. >> lyanne melendez joins us from the hospital. what about the driver? do we know in terms of what caused this wreck? >> reporter: well, i'm going to tell you in my report in just a minute, but i wanted to tell you about the family, which is so important. they have been here all day. you know, the family member, one of them texted me to say we are all devastated. now, according to our sister station, benjamin dean, that's the man who died, he has three children from a previous marriage. now we are also told that unfortunately, his ex-wife, the mother of those three children died last year. so that means that these kids,
these three kids now don't have a mother or a father. no longer in critical condition and surrounded by family members, kelly dean's injuries are now non-life threatening. witnesses say kelly and her husband benjamin dean were hit by the driver of this tesla yesterday in the crosswalk after police say running a red light and colliding with another car. he died. the driver has been identified as 21-year-old kelsey cambridge seen here after being arrested. bob navarro ran to help the couple and stayed with kelly because of the nature of his job, he's unable to show his face. >> her right arm was off to one side. she could hardly move that. her left arm was to her side. i guess her watch had broken off laying off to her side, as well. but she did have a lot of blood coming from her face. >> reporter: the couple from the fresno area had spent the past few days in san francisco celebrating their third wedding anniversary. the driver had rented the car
from an online app called get around. unlike traditional rental car companies that require drivers to be at least 25 years old, the minimum age to drive one of their cars is 19 unless it's a specialty car, like a tesla. get around would not say why a 2 2 21-year-old was allowed to rent a tesla but issued this statement. we are cooperating with police and local authorities investigating this tragic incident and are not sharing any details out of respect for the families involved and the investigation under way. >> we're looking into her criminal background now. that's part of the investigation. >> reporter: police are also investigating what role if any the auto pilot feature on the tesla could have played in the accident. >> all aspects of the incident are being taken into consideration and will be part of the investigation. >> reporter: okay. so here is what is happening tomorrow the pedestrian edadvocy
group will gather tomorrow in front of city hall at 9:00 in the morning to demand safer streets here in our city. i'm live in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> thank you. that couple worked for the fresno county department of social services. benjamin dean was a supervisor there. his co-workers are now in mourning. >> we're all grieving right now at his loss and our thoughts and prayers go to him and his entire family. >> the office is bringing in grief counselors for the entire staff. the deadly crash happened in san francisco's high injury network indicated by the red lines on this map. the dangerous areas are mostly concentrated in the downtown soma and tender loin areas. vision zero is the initiative to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024. leaders say more than seven intensive or deadly incidents happen on 12% of san francisco's streets. as part of our effort to help build a better bay area, we take a closer look at crime around the bay.
in the past few years we've done so many stories about the increase in car break-ins in san francisco. car break-ins are the most frequent crime in the city but the numbers indicate it actually getting better. look at 2017 a break in happened every 17 minutes or so. a year later, it was down to every 21 1 minutes. this year we've averaging one break in every 23 minutes. tourists are often the target. abc 7 news reporter luz pena joining us with an example from the golden gate bridge. luz? >> reporter: that's right. there has been a total of 71 car break-ins in this parking lot area alone this year. to put it into perspective. last year in the first seven months of 2018, there were a total of 38 incidents. now i'm going to point your attention to these signs you'll see here. they say prevent auto theft, please take your valuables with you. many tourists i spoke to today said they are aware of these signs and see them and read them but don't believe car break-ins
will happen to them. it's the history behind and it what he represents. the iconic golden gate bridge attracts more than 10,000 tourists a day. >> to go to vista point and take a lot of pictures. >> reporter: while you're taking those pictures. >> we have signs out protect auto thefts. >> reporter: he says thieves are casing this parking lot. >> i think they are just everywhere. i think they are driving around. if they are not right here, they are at least driving around. >> reporter: in a matter of ten to 15 seconds, windows are smashed and people go from tourist to victims. did you see the signs around the parking lot? >> oh, yeah, yeah, i did. and don't leave your valuables, right? well, i'm moving with a wife and two kids. >> reporter: the brazen thieves stole four backpacks with person documents, a laptop and his wife's purse but to them that
can be replaced except. >> when an 8 and 9-year-old moves, what does she bring with her? her stuffed animals, couple books she loves, her diary. >> thieves are coming up and see the same thing we'll see. they break a glass and grab it and run out. >> we hid a few things. >> reporter: hiding might not be enough in a matter of ten minutes, we saw purses, what looked like a tablet and -- >> there is another suitcase. >> another suitcase. >> reporter: minutes later, the suitcase owners showed up. >> take my baggage. i don't think. >> reporter: the golden gate bridge captain said they have anywhere between two to six officers patrolling but this is not their only job. they have to patrol the east parking lot, employee parking lot for suicide prevention and still help the public. > spes to yourself, your proper and your neighborhood during safety week part of our efforts
to build a better bay area. all the stories have been posted on our website. bottom line, do not leave anything valuable, visible in your car. go to abc7news.com scroll down and click on building a better bay area. new at 6:00 a missing person's case turned into a homicide case with a suspect under arrest. that suspect is the grandson of the victim. 71-year-old polk was seen at home on july 6th. she still hasn't been found. oakland police arrested her grandson, 33-year-old maurice washington junior and on friday charged him with killing her for financial gain. also new at 6:0 och0, the return of the biggest transit center. a.c. transit buses will return august 11th. that's the center's one-year anniversary, what a year it's been. what was dubbed as the grand central station of the west had to be shut down for nine months after cracks were found in some steel beams. those beams have been fixed. the center reopened officially
july 1st. some roots have been using the ground floor for a couple weeks now. a c-tran sit will be the first agency to run buses along the dedicated bus ramp to the center's third floor. in the east bay, a driver died after being struck by an ace train this morning. his car was on the tracks near the livermore station. the crash shut down nearby streets for a time. abc 7 news reporter has the details. >> reporter: early this afternoon, emergency crews removed the driver's body from the car and began the process of removing the car from the intersection. >> we heard somewhat of a loud boom but we didn't think it was anything because the train is loud. >> reporter: joseph lives across the street from the intersection where the driver was hit. >> couple minutes as we walked out, we heard the police and sirens come out and then we walked down and obviously saw the car against the pole right there. >> reporter: according to brian schmidt, just before 8:00 a.m. the driver was hit by a train approaching the station. he says investigators are trying
to pinpoint where on the tracks the car was hit but if it was hit in the crossing, once the crossing arms come train to st >> it normally takes a passenger train, it will take them from a half to three quarters of a mile to stop depending how fast they are going. >> when you look at it you can pass through it. >> reporter: justin todd owns the nearby kar service repair shop. he said it's rare to hear of accidents and patrolled by police. >> you see police come by and they make a big stink about people crossing the tracks if they are walking across not in the -- >> crosswalks, yeah. >> reporter: so it's well regulated. >> it is. >> reporter: it's still early in the investigation but they believe the crossing arms, lights and sounds were functioning properly. in livermore, abc 7 news. in the north bay, a catholic priest is accused of stealing from collection plates and embezzling $100,000 from churches. the diocese accuses father oscar
diaz of stealing for at least 15 years. suspicions were raised in june when diaz was involved in a car accident and police noticed bags of cash in his car. one parishioner says she has not lost her faith in the father. >> i know he's a good man and my thoughts are like a lot of us, we have -- we're not perfect. >> the diocese has removed diaz from his priestly dutieduties. they took the case to police but there does not appear to be enough evidence to charge him. when it comes to building a better bay area, you have to start somewhere. in china town that starting point is safety. next, we have a look at the attacks and unexpected violence that this community is dealing with and they have had enough. >> i'm spencer christian, our current heat wave may take temperatures up to 100 degrees. i'll show you how long we shopping for backpacks...
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solutions. >> that video is hard to watch. this most recent crime happened in the heart of china town where two senior community leaders were crossing the street when they were brutally attacked and knocked to the ground, all of it for a wristwatch. more than 200 community members packed the china town association headquarters fed up after this violent attack last week where one of their leaders and another senior were crossing the street in the middle of the day and brutally attacked and knocked to the ground for a wrist watch. >> this guy of outrageous behavior must be stopped. >> one of the victims faced bruised and he sitant to go on camera feels apprehensive being out in china town. the supervisor says it took more than 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive as fpd arrived within minutes. >> as of last week, we increased patrols so we've extended the hours of our officers so there is higher visibility.
>> reporter: more security cameras will be installed within the next six weeks in a neighborhood with 1,000 merchants, this response couldn't have happened at a better time siting frequent shoplifting and neighborhood concerns. there have been 221 robbery incidents this year, 14 of them in china town. >> i have not had any out reach from the police captain at this point. hopefully, we'll bridge the gap better. >> reporter: this marks the eighth crime this year but the impact of violence is felt across san francisco most notably with the brutal beating of this 89-year-old in visitation valley. today tears from one of the many china town residents a victim of a crime herself desperately looking for change. >> that moment so hard to watch. since the most recent incident, various associations in china town have come forward offering a whopping $20,000. not only for information leading to the arrest of the four men you saw in the video but also
for anyone who saw what happened and steps up to testify. in the newsroom, i'm dion lim, abc 7 news. >> i know the head of the merchants association told you she feels there really is maybe a disconnect or no direct relationships with the police or businesses. what do you do to bridge the gap? >> they are working on it. the captain tells me they are currently working on translating community newsletters into chinese and taking cell phone and email addresses of store owners so they can have a more immediate and direct line to la. share your ideas on facebook. >> time to get back to our weather and how hot it's going to get. >> it's heating up, spencer. >> we have a heat wave, no doubt about that and the fog is advancing along the coastline now bringing cooler relief to the coast and to san francisco but it's not going to cool down much tonight in the inland areas. here is live doppler 7. we have mainly sunny skies but
let me give you a live view of the fog looking down onto the bay from mt tam. it looks harmless. current temperatures is 66 san francisco and oakland 72 and 81 redwood city and 90 morgan hill. looks more threatening from this point of view from the east bay hills camera. the fog is swelling up and parts of son fran and golden gate. north is 82 and santa rosa now and napa 77 and 80 and 91 fairfield and concord and 89 at livermore. at the golden gate, this is the view. sort of. sort of the view. these are our forecast features, prepare for a hot week ahead. inland temperatures will approach or reach the 100-degree mark by wednesday and the heat will onlye begin slightlierly next week. so let's take a look what is bringing us this pattern. high pressure over trners. the circulation is not only bringing us warm weather but humid conditions. there is moisture monsoonal moisture being pulled into the
bay area so by bay area standards, it feels pretty humid out there not by east coast standards. here is the forecast animation taking us into the late night and overnight hours. fog along the coastline moving locally across the bay, just a little patch of fog between san francisco and oakland, san francisco and berkeley but not much will be lingering in the early morning hours. early morning commuters will have good visibility for the most part and the fog wl burn to the coastline by mid morning and away from the coastline or parts of it during the day. so we'll have a sunny day over the bay inland and parts of the coastline. overnight lows will be mainly in the mid to upper 50s. as you move farther east, you'll see milder or warmer overnight conditions with lows in the low 60s and tomorrow, we'll begin the day with bright skies but lingering patches of fog near the coast in the early morning hours. by noon, temperatures will have reached low 80s inland already and then going into the late afternoon, we'll see lots of d mid-90s. let's get more specific. highs of 60 at half moon bay and
73 san mateo and 83 fremont and moving northward a bit 75 oakland, 66 in san francisco and up in the north bay, lots of upper 80s, santa rosa, san rafael, 95 farther east over in fairfield and many of our inland east bay locations, antioch highs in the 90s. wednesday it will be hotter with many locations inland north to east to south reaching highs in the upper 90s to seven-day for. there will be a minor, minor cooldown on friday but not by much and then a hotter afternoon again on saturday and sunday with highs inland near 100. finally on monday, temperatures drop a bit more sharply that could be the beginning of a cooling trend but we'll have to wait a couple days to find out for sure. >> thank you, spencer. the company that checks your credit, might want to check itself. how
will open for southwest and jetblue customers. the terminal will have a total of 25 gates expected to be complete in 2023. pilots with british airways have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike, but haven't set a date yet. the dispute is over pay. the airlines pilots association says it doesn't want to strike during the summer and disrupt the busy travel season and blames the airline for dragging out negotiations since last fall. british airways is seeking an injection tomorrow in the high court to haul any potential strike action. british airways flies out of san jose and san francisco airports but not oakland. br thatilonllar people's inform. it will provide $425 million relief to consumers and $100 million civil money penalty.
new york's attorney general accused them of putting profits over privacy as well as plain greed. that deal must now be approved by a federal district court and michael finney was telling us on abc 7 news at 4:00 that individuals may get up to $20,000 per person if they have been affected and harmed by that breach. all told to make a list of people to call in case of an emergency, what happens when you can't call or text or even email? >> we've seen cell service go down in fires, other crisis. a solution in the south bay to bring it back up. you can get that coffee to go but you'll have to come back. see how a reusable returnable coffee cup program
of communication. their cell phones. >> there is no cell service here locally to call out. i could text out but i can't call out and they can't call me. >> you can feel her frustration there. that woman spoke to us in a panic when she was told to evacuate. this was during the north bay wildfires in 2017. now she did get out safely and eventually was able to reach her family. >> she's one example of what happens when disasters take out cell fires. one department will be the first in the state to get a device to work in emergencies like wildfires and earthquakes. >> kris reyes tells us how it works. >> reporter: 2018 the complex fire burned to become the largest wildfire in history, santa clara county's fire chief had to deal with more than just the disaster. cell service used by the mobile command center slowed to a halt
severely limiting his team's ability to communicate. >> as we struggled to work through that internet service provider to try to get that service restored, it was several days that our firefighters were impacted. >> reporter: in a disaster, losing communications could mean losing lives. which is why the chief says getting this check is a personal victory. the $4 million will go to buy two of the self-powering units developed in clovis, california. known as mobile operating satellite emergency system or mosis. >> mosis is mobile infrastructure and essentially wireless communication hardware. >> reporter: within 50 minutes, mosis can provide cell versus or wi-fi to thousands of customers, and emergency personnel and because it's towable, it can be set up in remote areas. >> it's a cloud-based system that we rely on the internet to access. >> reporter: the money is coming from the 2019 california state budget which has earmarked
hundreds of millions in fire prevention funding. after last year's record-breaking fire season. >> this is like a minute tourized office so we have switches to turn on lights. >> reporter: one critical use, mosis could work with this mobile communications unit which needs to be online at all times when deployed to a >> having that communication equipment absolutely translates to save lives. >> reporter: the santa clara fire department hopes to have the units by the end of the year. kris reyes, for abc 7 news. an effort is underway to create competition for pg&e. a division of the california public utilities commission wants to start the process of revoking the monopoly certificate of pg&e. the division bases requests on what it calls a pattern of safeio &e. they haveesponslefor many othe that destroyed paradise. pg&e services four out of every
ten californians. new at 6:00, witnesses say an amazon delivery truck overturned spilling some of the haul this afternoon in the c canyon area of san carlos. if you take a close look, you can see the amazon packaging tape and logo. he says an air ambulance responded to the scene. >> want to update you on the fire in napa county that started around 2:30 this afternoon. new at 6:00, we just got this ground video in and cal fire is telling us crews were able to save those nine homes in the area from burning. this is all south of the lake close to highway 128 near rag canyon road. cal fire is able to keep the ac acres low. it's about 55 acres. no containment yet and thankfully, nobody has been hurt. we'll keep you posted. happening now, berkeley mayor jessie just began giving the state of the city address at a theater in south beer clrkele.
he talked about supporting the arts. >> we must create more affo affordable housing. if we are to continue commitments to being a diverse creative and inclusive city. >> he became the youngest mayor when he was elected at age 32 in 2015. the city of berkeley wants to be the first in the country to eliminate most if not all of the paper and plastic waste that comes from food and beverage containers. to that end, later this summer the city will launch a pilot program that involves recyclable loaner cups at several coffee shops in town. laura anthony has our story. >> reporter: just like that morning cup of coffee, the city of berkeley wants reuseable cups to become a regular thing. if recyclable is good, reusableb is better. >> you know your recyclable cup is a great step in the right direction but what we want to go
towards is complete reusable. >> reporter: it's part of the sing single-use disposable food ware, a mouth full people to use fewer food and drink containers. >> one of the things we're finding is more options you have, the more results you get. some people for example if you're in a dorm room don't really have facilities for washing a cup every day. >> reporter: the berkeley pilot will utilize stainless steel. the loaner is free. it just needs to be returned to a vessel kiosk within five days. >> we're health department certified. we wash and sanitize everything and distribute it in health department certified food grade containers. >> reporter: so come september here, you will have a chase. compostable cup like this or one that looks like this, stainless steel. the big question will customers go for it?
>> usually i bring my own cup but that's why i got the cup for here today. >> reporter: so you worry about some of your customers being turned off by it? >> i don't think so because we're in berkeley and i've been here for 30 years and feel like we know the customers pretty well and i think everyone is pretty attuned to environmental issues. >> reporter: in berkeley, laura anthony, abc 7 news. a french swimmer is nearly half way through his journey through the great pacific garbage patch. he left hawaii last month. he and his crew reached the center of the patch. they say they witnessed how it's changing the ecosystem but there are misconceptions. >> a lot of people think that it's a big plastic and it will be to come and get it out but it's not what it is. we see of course more big debris around, but it's very -- the problem is with the density of micro plastic that we find.
>> a zillion little pieces there. he says in one day they collected 3,000 pieces of micro plastic in just 30 minutes. the team hopes to reach san francisco by late august. tension in the straight of hormuz, international issues at stake involving the united states. >> next, a look at the actions taken by iran and the reactions from other nations. that growl you heard last week, they may have have been coming from the stomachs of coming from the stomachs of hungry bay area e oh thaphenomenal!, that's unfair. that's so unfair. c'mon jay-bo. let's go. let's go. woahh! try my $4.99 bbq bacon double cheeseburger combo. only at jack in the box.
try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. he's the host of jeopardy and celebrating his 79th birthday. who is alex? he has been hosting the game show for 35 years and despite his battle with cancer, he has no plans of stopping any time soon. you can watch it at 7:00 here on abc 7. prince george is celebrating his sixth birthday today. the palace released photos taken by his mother kate.
in two photos he's wearing an england football shirt and george is third in line to the british thrown. >> missing a tooth there. >> yeah. >> i wonder what the prince gets for a tooth? >> under the pillow? >> a lot. >> that has to be plenty. today iran's foreign minister says the country seized an oil tanker because it was violating international law on safe passage. it was in the straight of hormuz. the minister blames the tensions on the united states withdrawing from the iran nuclear deal. >> tbecause of what th americans have done and we can't deny that this operational, this tactical threat and escalation in the straights of hormuz. >> the defense minister also called for more spending on britain's royal navy. the country is joining with european allies to form a maritime protection mission in the straight of hormuz. the protests against port
t puerto rico's gov getting larger and larger. tens of thousands took over a highway in san juan demanding the governor resign immediately. port toe rick puerto ricans are outraged with his chat wit sexist and home phobic comments and federal corruption charges levelled against his administration. >> crimes committed by the governor are so horrendous that it cannot wait. his mental health isn't there. he doesn't want to resign. it's impeachment time. >> the protest comes a day after he announced he would not quit but he did promise not to seek reelection. the protesters are saying that apology just is not enough. the weather is warming up this week. expect a mini heat wave to expect a mini heat wave to linger jill jill has entresto, and a na heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby.
a festival in the south bay event goers say promised unlimited beer and tacos fell short of expectations. >> it sounded too good to be true, actually. 7 on your side michael finney said it left some people with a bitter taste. >> it did. it did. refounds are being granted to some that attended the taco and
beer festival in san jose. let me show you why. joann kendall received flowers and heart warming card for her birthday but this is the gift she wanted to share with friends, a good time at the bay area tack do and beer festival. >> unlimited tacos and beer and multiple venues of booths and lots of tasting. >> she said the wait for one free taco was 90 minutes. they ran out when she was half way through the line. >> never got a free taco and they started charging $2.50 for a taco. this is news coming up the line. >> the event was from 3:00 to 6:00 with the vip tickets let in an hour early. some vendors began closing up 90 minutes early. >> a lot of people started walking out as soon as they put the signs up that said that there were no longer giving out the free tacos. >> we found similar complaints on yelp and reddit.
worst event ever. such a terrible event said one poster. a spokesperson at excite ballpark where the festival took place identified the event promoter as brandon mostly of live free events. we reached out to mostly a half dozen times over several days but he did not get back to us. who sold the tickets did and responded and told us in the rare instance that an event significantly under delivers on what was advertised, we work with all the parties to reach a fair outcome. in this case, we've been working with the organizer to issue refunds to attendees who have requested them. all four people that contacted 7 on your side have received refunds. >> thanks to 7 on your side, i heard back about an hour ago that i have a refund, thanks to 7 on your side. >> now we'd like to thank them
for stepping up to arrange for the refund. some of them that contacted me received their refunds before they did that. if you have a problem with tacos, beer or anything else, i want to hear about it. the hot line is monday through friday 10:00 to 2:00 and my telephone number is 415-954-8151 and you can reach me on my facebook page. >> the good news is people are getting refunds. >> i'm glad they are getting money back. that is a wasted evening. you're excited and paid in advance but they are getting their money back. >> that's good. thank you, michael. no tacos, unlimited heat, though. >> yeah. spencer. >> i hope we run out of heat soon but right now it's with us. here is a live look with a little bit of fog developing at the coastline. it will move locally across the bay overnight but not much of it. it will be mainly a coastal event. overnight lows will be on the warm side in some spots. upper 50s to low 60s and tomorrow expect more heat especially in the inland areas
where high temperatures will be in the low to mid-90s around the bay shoreline mid 70s to mid 80s. here is the forecast. you can see it will be hot for the next seven days in our inland areas. slight cooling will occur on friday but wednesday looks like highs will be near 100 inland and same thing on saturday and sunday near 100 degrees inland on both weekend days but next monday, we see signs of a minor cooling trend. so there is hope. >> just stay with us. stay hydrated. >> all right. thank you, spencer. anthony flores handling sports in two big series. >> just talking about hope. both the giants and a's have hope. the first place cubs are in town, how the giants are preparing for this big-time series and we have lift off, the a's unfortunately are getting blasted early in
the a's have been on a roll lately. the on team hotter in the american league is the one they are facing tonight, the houston astros and while the a's struggled against the stros losing one of the eight they played this season. a chance to come into houston's first-place lead on apollo 11 night. cole came out hot. marcus not much you can do there. the astros came out swinging.
jordan alvarez connects off homer bailee in the second. that made it 1-0 houston and the flood gates were open. now 6-0 'stros. diaz with a three-run blast. the astros jump out to a 9-0 lead sending bailee to the showers early and right now they lead it 11-1 in the fourth inning. ramon is being singled out for a job well done. the center fielder was named the player of the week. he was on fire at the plate batting .542 with six doubles and a pair of home runs. he joins pitcher mike and marcus siemi siemian. the giants are playing some great baseball this month. the question is are they for real? we'll find out as they get set to take on the chicago cubs, the orange and black taking bp this afternoon. the giants have gone 14-3 in july. they have climbed to just 2.5 g.
they will try to keep that momentum going against the first-place cubs, a team that has won seven of the last ten games. >> you look at, you know, where we were a couple months ago and of course last couple years so it's pretty amazing what these guys have done and i'm proud of them and, you know, now they play their way into important games and know they made a lot of noise, getting attention and they realize hey, we're knocking on the door and it's done a lot for them, trust me. winning, sure, it puts probably hops in your step more than losing. that goes with it but this way they are coming out focused. how hard the win of the game and continues. >> some football news. bowman signed a one-day contract
with the 49ers so he can retire from the nfl. he retired in june and four-time all prolinebacker considered one of the top defensive players of his time and who can forget about the pick at the stick? the last game at candle stick returned an interception nearly 90 yards. he hurt his knee in the championship game that cost him the entire 2014 season. he last played with the raiders in 2017. >> the big fundamental is returning to san antonio. tim kduncan is not coming out o san antonio but joining the spurs' coaching staff. he's a five-time nba champion and the spurs all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocked shots. no surprise here the golden state warriors are the most valuable sports franchise in the bay area. ranked ninth in the forbes list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams in 2019. their value $3.5 billion.
the new york knicks are the top team in the nba. they ranked fifth. i guess you don't have to be a winner. the 49ers are ranked 16th with a value of more than 3 billion. the giants are 18th on that list. the raiders are 34th. they come in at just under $2.5 billion. the dallas cowboys are number one on the list for the fourth year in a row. the new york yankees are second. anyone who doubts the power of the nfl 26th of the top 50 teams are from the nfl. >> wow. i remember talking to joe the day they made the purchase for $450 million. now worth $3.5 billion. >> pretty good investment. >> it's been a good investment. thank you. all right. well, heads up, the chp says all lanes are closed on northbound 880 in oakland near 98th avenue. >> traffic is backed up past the marin boulevard exit. there is police activity. we don't know why yet but we're working to find out. we'll have that and more coming
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