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it was creating quite a disgusting problem. they hired people to patrol the elevators. it's working so well, they want to add more. today they'll discuss adding them to the montgomery and embarcadero stations. another step to tackle, the board will talk about adding a homeless outreach team to the stations out here in alameda county. finally, the board will discuss the fare gates. these are to try to keep people from jumping the gate to keep b.a.r.t. from losing money from people who don't pay their fares. people have complained. they have made fun of them, not been received well. they will be taking on the issue of those fare gates today. a lot to keep an eye on. that meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. in oakland if you're interested. live in dublin, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> having problems with the audio there.
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we'll try to get that adjusted. it's 4:30. let's get an update on weather and traffic. >> let's take a look at live doppler 7. you can see clouds gathering along the marin county coast, peninsula coast, some sliding into the coastal valleys, own into the east bay. we have high clouds over there, also. helping keep the temperature up a little bit. during the day, they'll defuse the sunshine and take a few degrees out of our highs. 75 to 87 away from the coast at noon. that's already at average with several hours of warming to go. we'll hit 80 around the bay. above average with the 60 at the coast. nearly 60 around the coast. here is frances again. >> slow traffic on westbound 80 through pinole and richmond for road work. we normally don't see the slowing. right now the drive time is pretty sluggish. it's yellow for you, over half
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an hour from highway 4 to the maze, 32 minutes. once you get past that, it's looking good. easy 11-minute ride. no problems 101 southbound heading into sfo from san francisco. westbound 80, lots of brake lights as you make your way through richmond. at industrial an earlier fire reported. we're seeing slowing on the westbound ride out of tracy. two people wanted for an armed carjacking in san francisco are in custody this morning. an officer spotted the men in daly city, tried to stop their vehicle yesterday afternoon. the car crashed in the broadmoor neighborhood after the short chase and the men ran. officers caught one a few hours later. they finally found the other suspect about 10:30 last night. police say the two suspects pulled the couple in their 60s out of car tuesday night. both victims are okay.
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>> developing news in the south bay where firefighters are keeping their eye out for a flare up from a fast moving grass fire east of milpitas. crews stopped the fire from spreading and are mopping up this morning. >> in the north bay, a shocking case of animal cruelty. two elderly horses were found abandoned in a trailer for more than 24 hours with no food or water. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard has the story. >> reporter: two mares both in their 20s are slowly rekofing with some tlc and lots of tasty food to eat. on tuesday they were found abandoned in the corner of the winter home depot parking lot inside a sweltering horse trailer with no food or water. locals can't believe it. >> i'm glad they got to them in time. it could have been a death sentence. >> it's possible the horses may have been left in the trailer for 24 hours.
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>> we have absolutely no idea why somebody would show up in our county and dump their horse trailer. >> reporter: kevin davis is investigating the case. he says both horses were malnourished, one is a mass tongues, her markings say she's a rescue from the bureau of land management. animal services left an owner if they ever come back. this trailer going nowhere fast. it's got a flat tire. so far no leads. >> the plate went with the trailer, it was stolen. >> to just dump them off is just awful. >> reporter: this volunteer hopes the culprits will be caught. >> somebody should stick them in a hot trailer with no food or water for 24 hours. >> reporter: those responsible could face animal cruelty charges. if the horses are not claimed, they could be put up for adoption in the future. cornell barnard, abc 7 news. it is 4:34.
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developing news out of part where the governor is bowing to says of massive protests. he's finally resigning. protesters erupted in cheers as rick car door rossello made the announcement overnight. a joke about bodies piling up after hurricane maria sparked particular anger. rossello says he will step down next week. a $2500 reward is offered for the capture of a man wanted for the murder of a 16-year-old boy in livermore. 21-year-old who ray tellez shot and killed emanuel moseby on july 7th. investigators say the two got into an argument outside a taco bell. moseby was a student at livermore high school. in the east bay police are trying to determine if there are more victims of a man arrested for three sexual assaulted.
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powell is accused of approaching the women while he rode a bicycle and grabbing them. the assaults happened near uc berkeley's campus. detectives arrested powell as he was riding his bike in downtown berkeley. a federal judge is giving california two weeks to sort out various proposals to seize control of they're all competing for control of the utility. governor newsom's office asked for the two-week extension to consider the best plan of action. the san francisco bay utility filed for bankruptcy in january after it was unable to afford an estimated $30 billion liability in wildfires it may have started. the planning question is set to certify an environmental impact this fall that would eliminate private vehicles on market from van ness to stewart street near the embarcadero. taxis, commercial trucks and buses would still be allowed,
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but not lyft or uber vehicles. expect turn restrictions early next year. the ghost ship fire trial is set to go to the jury next week. a jury by the judge mayhem per the defense's claim of arson. no pen, no paper? no problem. a local runner uses the streets of san francisco to create his art. >> that's all ahead. first, it's 4:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. i don't think i've ever run long enough to create a design. >> i don't run unless someone is chasing me. >> i like that. when i'm on the treadmill, the gps tracker would be just a single dot. that would be kind of boring, wounltd it? let's take a look at the 24-hour change. we're warmer this morning. one of our warmest mornings until we get to the weekend. if you're stepping out right now, mid to upper 50s in santa rosa, novato.
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50 in half moon bay. the rest of us in the 60s. let's look at the san mateo bridge. pretty quiet. not worried about fog this morning. maybe just a little bit late in the commute, especially along the golden gate and near the coast. cool this morning, hot this afternoon. here is a look at the north bay. 56 ts morning, 7411:00. low to mid 80s this afternoon. the east bay, 63 this morning, high clouds and sunshine all afternoon. mid 70s to near 80 degrees. as we look around san francisco, we'll have high clouds and sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. we'll take the 70s out of the forecast for a couple days. they're coming back this weekend as are the 100s. let's say good morning to frances. nice to see you. >> good morning mike. not looking forward to the triple digit heat. >> i thought you were going to say getting up the next couple mornings with us. >> that, too. but i am happy to be here.
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>> always happy to have you here helping us out. >> san francisco is going to be perfect, we're coordinated today. >>ing looing good and awake early this morning. we'll check out traffic problems early this morning, eastbound 4 past willow pass there was a crash that may still be blocking lanes. westbound moving at 70 miles per hour. i showed you slow traffic as you make your way out of tracy to the altamont pass. drive time right now westbound tracy to dublin 31 minutes, westbound ride on 4 antioch to con ford, 14 minutes. also delay-free san rafael to san francisco. here is a live shot at walnut creek moving towards highway 24, southbound 68
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a quick look at the monsoon, and you can see the storms working their way to the northwest from the desert. there's a slight chance one could veer into our neighborhood tonight. i want to show you where the most dangerous heat is today in the san joaquin valley, 1:00 this afternoon to 8:00 tomorrow evening, heat indices could reach 110. that's what it feels like. you can see the temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s
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through the central valley. did you look to the east in the afternoon? huge billowing thunder boomers. we'll have them again this afternoon. a judge in the ghost ship trial has put limits on jury instructions proposed by defense attorneys. the attorneyed wanted language describing the possibility of a third party starting the fire. closing arguments of derick almena and max harris are expected on monday. the jury could get the case august 5th. both men are charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 fire. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area, including traffic. we've been talking about what's going to happen when the chase center happens. the warriors are taking on the parking issue by offering a freebie. right now they have fewer than 1,000 spots. to entice people to take public
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transportation, city leaders say they have a solution, giving every chase center ticket holder a free muni day pass. >> folks using their cars may change their mind when they see how much happier the people who are on public transportation are with their experiences to and from the game and getting home in a timely manner and getting to the game in a more timely manner. >> the free muni day pass will be paid for by the warriors. >> it is 4:44. now on to a pretty incredible feat. a san francisco man isn't just running through the city. he's also creating art, like the pig you see here. went for a jog wit him to figure out how he was doing. >> i remember when i was a kid, like a lot of kids, i'd look at the clouds and see shapes in there. >> reporter: all these years later lenny maugahan sees works of art in san francisco streets.
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>> sketch it out. >> he's a long distance runner and a star trek fan. when leonard knee moye died, he felt inspired by spock. >> what if i did something like this, market streets and the other streets made the vulcan salute. >> reporter: since then he's used maps to draw 53 different works of art. the next separate is to use fitness apps to record where he runs, bringing his art to life. >> just inspired by unusual things, unexpected things. >> reporter: last weekend lenny created this, 29 miles of frieda kahlo, a work of art that spans from alamo square to aquatic park. it was his third attempt at a portrait of the mexican painter. >> i did mess up on the eye, just ruined it. i just chaukd it up to a long run. >> going to zero in on my gps. okay. let's go. >> reporter: while we ran and talked, we created our own
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simple sketch. t'sokay. 7 as in abc 7 created by running along grant avenue and the embarcadero. kate larsen, abc 7 news. >> can you imagine > no. this is not our world, reggie. but that's very cool. >> frieda kahlo is amazing. >> it's next level. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hi, mike. >> i don't even want to be outside later today, let alone run as hod as it's going to be. the weekend is going to be even hotter. still 67 in walnut creek. you hit 102 yesterday. mid 90s today. big cooling trend, huh? high temperatures, they taper just for today because they come back this weekend with a vengeance. in between there's a slight chance tonight, especially the
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farther south and east you are of a random shower working its even thunderor t sll e. temperatures mid to upper 80s through most of the south bay. 77 in santa cruz. we drop into the mid 70s by the time you get to millbrae. mid 60s along the coast. mid 70s in south san francisco. low to mid 80s through most of the north bay. you get from petaluma northward, upper 80s to nearing 100 in ukiah. east bay shore, mid 70s in oakland to low 80s elsewhere. as you move into the valleys, this looks hot. compared to yesterday, this is actually a lot better, low to mid 90s. we'll fall back into the mid 50s to mid silkts again tonight. tomorrow is going to be a lot like today. there it is. saturday and sunday, your hottest days moving forward.
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hopefully by next wednesday we're back to average. in a plae you wouldn't expect, westbound 80 through richmond. we'll show you how heavy traffic is approaching hilltop. road work blocking the left lane. traffic is jammed crawling at four miles per hour. apparently there's a new crash in the backup as well. westbound 80 as you make your way through pinole. heavy traffic there approaching the accidents and approaching the construction. the drive time for this early morning right now, highway 4 to the maze on westbound 80 is 33 minutes. that's pretty heavy, not what you'd expect this time. once you get across the bay bridget's fine. no problems into san francisco and down towards sfo. here is a live shot. once you get past the slowing, looking good for the headlights moving westbound through emeryville on interstate 80 and at the bay bridge toll plaza things are delay-free. also looking good on all bay area bridges. it seems like we've followed
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this saga too closely. samsung says it's fixed the issues with its foldable phone and is ready to start selling it. >> are they fixed, though? do you want one? also a new feature on tinder to protect lgbtq users. samsung's galley xi fold is ready for launch. >> the folding phone will be available for purchase in september. it was delayed in april after reviewers reported broken screens. tinder is rolling out a new security feature to protect lgbtq travelers. >> users who identify as lgbtq will no longer appear on the dating app where it visits countries where same sex relationships are outlawed. the medals for next summer's olympics will have a recycled look. >> the gold, silver and bronze is made out for 80,000 parts of
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precious metals extracted from the gadgets. those are your tech bites. >> have a great day. b.a.r.t. plans to en stall newesque laters in downtown san francisco. a popular ice shop in the east bay announces it's closing. i think we meant ice cream shop. the mystery over what's going to be taking its place. a different kind of shark attack, this one
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. if you have pets and you like to walk them, remember the five-second rule as we head through the heat wave. put your hand on the ground. if you can't keep it there more than five seconds, your animals shouldn't have their paws on the ground either. new details on b.a.r.t.'s plan to protect escalators and increase security. the board of supervisors moved to use forward with installing 21 of these canopies placed at four b.a.r.t. and muni metro stations along market. last week the finance committee questioned the $91 million price tag. about $45 million coming from a 2014 voter approved bond for transportation infrastructure. in the east bay sad news for ice cream lovers, dreyer's ice cream and cafe is closing tomorrow. it's been open for more than 20 years. it's actually their flagship store. the reason why the store is
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closing is unclear. a sign on the window says something big is coming in our place. stay tuned. trek is recalling more than 11,000 training bikes for toddlers because of a falling risk. trek has received 11 reports of broken clamps. one caused a minor injury. if you have one, take it to a trek retailer and get a free repair. bike riders will soon have more protected lanes in san francisco. a map shows the progress that's been made since the city started this project in 2011. right now san francisco has 25 miles of protected bike lanes. you can see them in green. the goal is to install 20 more miles over the next two years. the a's are back in town, opening up a three-game series -- longer than that -- the rangers starting today. this is thursday -- it will be
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friday, saturday, sunday. it will be a four-game series. 68 at 7:07. they're still in the last playoff spot. let's hope they have a good homestand. friday's highs look like todays. you look at tomorrow, oh, my goodness, are you kidding me? 98 in san jose, 95 in santa rosa. still even sunday it's pretty comfortable around the bay and the coast, dealing with 10-degree temperatures once again. if you have stuff to do outside, do it early in the morning or late in the evening if you can. frances? >> we have a few slow spots this morning due to road work, all in the east bay. we'll take you to the first one, westbound 80 heavy as you make your way into richmond. there was road work that was supposed to be picked up at 5:00. there was an accident in the backup. the westbound 80 stretch has been slow as you make your way through pinole but getting better through richmond. also, the other slow spot is westbound 580 through oakland
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approaching highway 13. road work scheduled until 5:00 as well. only ten miles an hour approaching highway 13. that ride westbound 4 highway 4 to the maze is improving because they did pick up the road work. it's still 29 minutes, still good across the b heading to sfo through san francisco is fine. here is a live shot of the richmond-san rafael bridge. no problems heading westbound. it's also been nice and quiet through the south bay. this is 101 in san jose for headlights moving northbound underneath 880. now the story of a vicious shark attack in the north bay. by that we mean viciously cute. >> the san jose sharks will have a team dog for the first time. that's s.j. sharky giving him a little belly rub there. apparently sharky has the ability to charm not just humans at the shark tank, but also dogs. the dog's name is fin. he is a guide dog in training. i'm told he's going to basically be like a co-mascot for shar i
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can. >> what's going on here? >> sharky is too tired from all the belly rubbing. this dog and he are taking a little relaxation downtime together. >> that's an interesting way to describe that. his head is fully in the mouth of a shark. >> i think he'sic willing the guy's face inside -- >> way to ruin the magic, natasha. are you telling me there's a man inside that suit? >> or a would plan. next at 5:00 a.m., an amazing fine by a uc merced student. see the fossil dating back 65,000 years. san francisco's plan to improve traffic safety after a deadly crash. money from a bridge toll hike now being put to good use. the project bay area drivers are funding. a live look
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try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. now at 5:00 a.m., preventing more crashes like this terrible one in san francisco that killed a husband and injured his wife. city officials now taking action to stop speeding drivers and protect pedestrians. the fallout from robert mueller's testimony, the reaction from lawmakers this morning and possible next steps. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hey, mike. >> hi, guys. waking up to a mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. not much in the way of low clouds. we'll keep an eye on that. fog has been an issue the last couple mornings. take a look at your planner for waking up milder. mid 50s to near 70 degrees. th

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