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riding. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. officials say 86% of riders already use clipper cards. they want to get that to 100%. they say it will reduce paper waste. right now you fay a 50 cent surcharge for a paper ticket. embarcadero is next and then it will be happening over at the powell station. then the switchover will happen at berkeley. get ready. this is probably coming to a station near you. live in oakland, meeltd, abc 7 news. time now is 4:30. if you're just joining us. we're getting a quick update on weather and traffic where you live. >> thank you, kumasi. here is a look at what's going on with live doppler 7. you can see the low, gray clouds. notice the brighter clouds. those are high clouds that will take over as we head into the afternoon hours. we'll go from the low clouds you see on the exploratorium to high clouds in sunshine. except for the coast. still a stout sea breeze. 15 miles per hour at sfo, 14 at concord and 23 at fairfield.
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that's going to help drop our temperature a degree or two today, also especially inland. we have a summer spread of plid 60s at the coast to about low 70s as you head into the east bay valleys. warmer around lakeport and uk h ukiah, mid 90s there. 83 today in san jose and a comfortable 73 in oakland. let's see what else jobe bean nah is watching for your monday morning commute. >> green is good. i want to draw your attention to this. this is from tracy to dublin. a slowdown there, you can see the orange. if you take a look at our drive times, it spells it out. tracy to dublin a 32-minute delay there. antioch to concord, 13 minutes, san francisco to san francisco 16 minutes. looking good there. we're learning more about two back-to-back mass shootings that shocked the nation. >> in el paso saturday, 20 people were killed. another 26 hurt. many of the dead and injured are
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mexican nationals. a suspect was taken into custody alive. the justice department says they are treating the attack as an act of domestic terrorism. early sunday morning in dayton, ohio, a gunman killed nine people. 27 more were hurt. officers killed the shooter in that case. developing news on calls for gun control after those two deadly mass shootings. lawmakers and the president are voicing their concern. >> president trump tweeted just minutes ago, we cannot let those killed in el paso and dayton die in vain. he's calling for republicans and democrats to come together and get strong background checks, even suggested, quote, marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. >> abc news reporter mona kosar abdi is live with the details. >> reporter: good morning. democrats have been pressuring senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to cut the senate recess short to vote on a universal background check bill. that's the bill the president
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this morning is suggesting that lawmakers marry to immigration reform. president trump offering full federal support in the wake of two deadly mass shootings that left 29 dead and about 50 people injured in less than 24 hours. >> hate has no place in our country and we're going to take care of it. >> reporter: lawmakers also flooding social media with thoughts and prayers, and on the campaign trail, 2020 democratic candidates reeling from the back-to-back tragedies. >> let us, once again, take a moment of silence to pray for those who were wounded and hope for their recovery. >> reporter: the shootings also reigniting calls for gun control. questions swirling about whether the president's own words about mexican immigrants contributed to the carnage. the el paso shooters stating that, quote, this attack is a response to the hispanic invasion of texas, mirroring language trump used a few months
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prior. >> what the guy said is he felt this way a long time before donald trump got elected president. no politician is to blame formi and other republicans pointed to the video game industry, while the nra said they're committed to the safe and lawful use of firearms. democrats collectively called for stricter gun laws. >> we need to close these loopholes once and for all. >> reporter: senate minority leader chuck schumer called on majority leader mitch mcconnell to gavel the senate in and hold a vote on the house-passed background check laws. >> how much longer do we have to wait? >> reporter: mitch mcconnell said he was sickened to learn about the double mass shootings over the weekend but didn't signal he's willing to cancel the senate recess. live in washington, mona kosar abdi, abc 7 news. president trump plans to speak about the shootings at 7:00 this morning. abc news will carry the presidential remarks in a special report. if you're headed out the door at
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that time, we'll stream the remarks on abc7news.com as well as the abc 7 news app. the nra is reacting to the e and lawful use of firearms. we will not participate in the politicizing of these tragedies but will work in good faith toward real solutions. the grandparents of the man who was arrested just released a statement, and the neighbor came out and read it. check it out. >> we are devastated by the events of el paso and pray for the victims of this tragedy. patrick crusius is our grandson. he lived with us in our house in allen, texas, while he attended junior college. >> in dayton, former friends of shooter connor betts are coming forward. police say there was nothing in his background to prevent him from buying the gun used in the
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attack. he was suspended after a hit me says it's a miracle she survived. >> he shot eight rounds. i had to pretend i was dead. all i could say was, god, please take care of my children. >> the gunman shot maribel latin in her arm and foot and continued to shot with others. also shot, norma cocker's daughter and son-in-law. >> the lady died, the parents getting shot. my mommy, grandma, my mommy got shot. >> the victims describe the gunman as calm. he didn't say anything. just radiated hatred and anger. we have information on how to help victims in el paso and dayton and how to donate to victim's funds on our website, abc7news.com.
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the jury for the ghost ship trial will continue deliberations tomorrow. one juror has a conflict that prevents deliberations continuing today. derick almena and max harris are each charged with 36 counts of manslaughter. we'll send an alert to our abc 7 news app. make sure to get push alerts to get breaking news as it happens. 12 fires burned more than 600 acres in the east bay. a major road still closed. a small plane does not stop in time as it lands in oakland. what first responders found. cal trains electrification project faces a year's long delay. the problem slowing everything down. it's 4:37. a quick look at weather and traffic. we'll start with mike. thank you very much reggie and kumasi. >> temperatures from 57 in richmond to el sobrante, berkeley, 59 along san leandro.
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60 to 61 degrees. low to mid 60s in the east bay valleys. some upper 50s on the peninsula from san carlos to san francisco. mid to upper 50s in the north bay. this is the way it looks from south beach, 57 degrees. this is an area where i hit batches of drizzle and needed to use the windshield wipers this morning coming into san francisco. that's my concern for driving. cool this morning, warm for mass transit. a small craft advisory north of the bay bridge. going to be a choppy afternoon on the water. >> east bay valleys going from most li cloudy at 66 to partly sunny and mid to upper 80s during the afternoon hours. peninsula, mostly cloudy and 65. partly sunny and mid 70s to upper 70s this morning. here is your 12-hour planner for the south bay. we've got mid 60s and mostly cloudy conditions through 6:00 to 9:00. you can see 80s this afternoon with high clouds and sunshine. aren't you a breath of fresh air this morning. you having fun yet?
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>> i'm having loads of fun. >> we appreciate you being here. >> i'm happy, too. thank you, mike. you know who is not having a great time? the people making the drive from tracy to dublin. not so great there. 25 miles per hour, 24 miles per hour in some sections. super commuters are hitting the pavement early. let's take a look here -- wow, bay bridge toll plaza already starting the back up. look at the backups on the cash lanes. over here, the san mateo bridge, nice and smooth. traffic filling in there on this monday morning. so far, so good over there.
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for free tips to help you save, go to ♪ feed the pig terrorism. potential for problematic pollution from the march complex, venting into the san joaquin valley. air quality warning until 2:00 this afternoon. in you're heading that way, around the state cloud cover from the south. temperatures dangerously hot. in palm springs 111, 102 in fresno. mid to upper 90s sacramento and chico. 85 if you're heading to l.a. mid to upper 80s in the sierra today. that is not going to last long. tahoe friday and saturday, 78 sunday with sunshine. after the shootings in gilroy, el paso and dayton, many people are feeling scared and anxious about their safety.
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the recent mass shootings are difficult to process. luz pena spoke with a mental health professional about how to cope. >> james johnson and miguel lopez were born in different generations. despite their age gap, the sentiment is the same. >> disappointed, and it's so much different, our country than the way i drew up. >> it's not the way i expected growing up-to-be. >> miguel and his sister drove to the supermarket to buy ice cream. after last sunday's shooting in gilroy, followed by el paso and dayton, this errand felt different. >> as i was turning in, i was thinking, last time it happened at a walmart. it could happen at a safeway. >> the mayor of dayton, ohio, says the acts of violence can happen anywhere, even in our safe district. >> these are so random, you can't just say, oh, i just don't want to go anywhere. >> reporter: everyone processes
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these shootings differently depending on past experiences. >> that's variable. it depends on people's background. certain people are more vulnerable than others. people who have had history of violence in their own experience talk about it with caring others. be careful ability exposure to all these reports with young children. >> reporter: to some a sense of trust is changing. >> i'm a little bit ready to hit the deck or make an exit, which i never would have thought of before. >> reporter: professor plant also recommends to speak to a health professional and take time off if needed. in the news room, luz pena, abc 7 news. >> violent incidents take an emotional toll on all of us. we have a list of resources on our website, abc7news.com. get link to professionals and groups that can help.
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>> firefighters in contra costa county are hoping for full containment on several brush fires by the end of the day. 12 fires started in clayton and have murjed to burn 655 acres. this morning part of marsh creek road between the marsh creek detention facility and deer valley road remains closed. only people who live along the road are allowed to use it. three people escaped injury when their small plane went off the runway at oakland airport. the oakland fire department tweeted out these pictures. officials say first responders found this single engine cessna at the end of runway 33 with its nose gear collapsed. the crash happened yesterday morning. the pilot and two passengers were able to walk away from the airplane. now the faa is investigating. caltrains electrification project is facing a possible years' long delay. a federal monitor warned it won't be complete until march of 2022. caltrain also admits the project won't be ready until 2021.
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it was supposed to be ready by 2020. >> time to check now. it's 4:45. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hey, mike. >> hey kumasi. how is everybody doing on this monday? you'll walk out into a dark and eventually gray abyss with 59 degrees in walnut creek as we look south on 24. you may run into a little drizzle as you're heading through the east bay hills this morning. it will become partly sunny this afternoon. temperatures almost average. mostly cloudy, patchy fog and drizzle. a lot like this morning. temperaturewise also mid 50s to low 60s. we'll drop below average, at least in our bay and inlantd temperatures as we head through the middle parts of the week. these are the low clouds right now. they're the brighter, whiter clouds, the green, the drizzle, the potential out there. you'll see some gray clouds start to move in. see them coming in from the south around noon. that's the transition from the low clouds to the high clouds we'll have during the afternoon hours. you'll still need the
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sunglasses. it won't be as bright and blue as it was over the weekend. let's see if it has any effect on our temperatures. it does, but very minimal. 79 in milpitas. litt 80s for most of the south bay. 73 in santa cruz. head up the peninsula, reach 80 in redwood city. everybody else in the mid to upper 70s. low to mid 60s along the coast and into downtown san francisco. 68 in sausalito, upper 70s, san rafael and vallejo. low 70s for richmond and berkeley where the breezes will be fastest today. coming off the cold water will keep you cooler than everybody else in the mid to upper 70s. upper 80s to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. my accuweather seven-day forecast, you notice the most dramatic change in temperatures will be inland, going from low to mid 90s today to mid 80s thursday and friday. we'll see a rebound saturday and sunday back above average. good morning everybody. we have a littlishish you to
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talk about. a single car crash pushed off to the shoulder, westbound 580 before hopyard. if we check out, this is san jose, 101, traffic is light there. nice for this monday morning. we have a similar story over here in san rafael, 101 nice and light this morning. hopefully it can stay that way for everybody. reggie and kumasi. an internet provider is pulling an online forum linked to the mass shootings, el paso and dayton. facebook and instagram reporting from a global outage. here is tech bites. >> in today's tech bites, an online message board says enough is enough. >> chan's creator says he thinks the messaging board should be shut down. an internet provider will no longer carry the anonymous forum. the gunman in el paso used the message board along with other mass shooting suspects. more widespread outages for facebook. >> some reported facebook and
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instagram and whatsapp being down. facebook has not commented on this weekend's outage. finally, the french inventor of the jet powered hoverboard soared over the english channel. >> he reached speeds of 110 miles per hour to complete the 22-mile journey. this was his second try after failing last month and falling into the water. >> this time it appears he got it right. >> he did it. those are your tech bites. a man throws a shoe box filled with 23,000 into the recycling bin. how he managed to get back most of that money. fewer kids are playing sports. the new campaign aimed at reversing that trend. recharging the super
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i knew that. -did you? buick's fresh new lineup is full of surprises. current eligible non-gm owners and lessees get 20% below msrp on most 2019 buick encore models. floos si will still kick up dangerous surf this morning. purple, high surf advisory up to 15-foot waves. here is what's going on as far as back here at home. wanted to tell you the giants are at home, taking on the nationals. it's going to be a 6:45 first pitch. 61 degrees, cooling to 58 with breezy conditions. in the east bay congressman
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mark desong yeah plans to give a firsthand account of what he witnessed at detention facilities along the southern border. he'll also highlight the work he's doing to protect immigrant rights and rights of detainees. legal resources for immigrants and a translator will be available. town hall will beality saint mark's catholic church in richmond. people buying the tesla model x and s, tesla is bringing back free super charging. new model s and x owners will have unlimited access to tesla's network of electric vehicle chargers called super charger. the company is trying to boost sales after recording $408 million in losses last quarter. i wanted to go back to hawaii to show you the track of what's left of flossie is going to take. you can see as we go into the day and this evening, 30-mile-per-hour winds and thunderstorms will be moving from hawaii through maui and
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eventually up to oahu by tuesday morning. then it goes away and everything turns back to normal finally. back at home, let's take a look at our temperatures. tomorrow you can see a little bit of cooling out there. still going to reach some 90s around antioch and clear lake and cloverdale. now let's see what happens wednesday. there you go. you see mainly 80s inland. even more 60s around the bay. we'll hold steady for thursday with temperatures below average before we start to warm them, back to average as we head into the weekend. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast. first i want to bring jobina back in here this morning. she's doing traffic this morning. >> yes, good morning everybody. we're looking at our emeryville camera, eastshore freeways beginning to fill in there. look at this. the cash lanes at the bay bridge toll plaza there, it looks like they'll be opening some more around 5:00 a.m. if you have fastrak, you can breeze through there. just a little look at our drive times now. all green, so we're good.
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27 minutes antioch to hercules, highway 4 to the maze, 17 minutes, and highway 85 to the san jose airport looking at eight minutes. the number of young people playing sports is down nationwide. our sister station espn partnered with the aspen institute's project play to launch something called don't retire kid. the aim is to get and keep american kids involved in sports. >> i'm here to announce my retirement from sports, baseball, basketball, all of them. i feel like it's time. the pressure that it takes to play at my age is just too much. i said i'd play this game as long as i was having fun. now it's time to call it quits. >> i think i actually gave that spee speech. the campaign will include this public service announcement. espn networks will air a series of vignettes with sports stars discussing the importance of youth sports and the reason kids aren't participating.
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it was the perfect weekend for a decades' old event dubbed the melting pot of street fairs. abc 7 news was in san francisco at the 46th annual knee matchy street fair. the cultural celebration i i expressed through traditional performances, art, music and food. next at 5:00 a.m., we continue our coverage of the two mass shootings that rocked the nation. >> tragedies on the minds of gilroy as they honor a 13-year-old girl killed at the garlic festival shooting. >> reporter: two back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend. i'm megan tevrizian in el paso. we have new video of the suspect right as he was taken into custody. before that, here is a live look outside. it's 4:56ment we'll be right back.
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♪ try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. good morning on this monday, august 5th. >> we're glad you're with us. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has a look at the day ahead.
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>> i'm watching an expanding area of low clouds. they'll take overall our neighborhoods. sometimes they're getting low to the ground. we've got three miles of visibility in santa rosa and half moon bay. that could drop especially with the drizzle out there. that helps bring the clouds down. right now san jose 87, looking north to the airports, about 63 degrees. temperatures by 7:00 in the upper 50s to low 60s. very mild at lunch but will transition from low clouds to high clouds and temperatures in the 70s away from the coast. mid 70s to mid and upper 80s inland with the dimmer sunshine due to the high clouds. i would still go ahead and grab those sunglasses. a nice evening on the way, 60s and 70s. jobina is covering traffic this morning. let's get over to her. >> good morning everybody. this is the situation. we have something impacting our

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