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including san francisco. the call this is morning to boycott soulcycle and equinox after reports their owner is fund-raising for president trump. also lyft getting more expensive. the reason your ride is going to cost you more. good morning on this busy thursday morning. it's august 8th. thanks for being here. >> a lot going on. glad you're up with us. let's get right to meteorologist mike nicco for a check of the weather. good morning everybody. a look at live doppler 7. clouds are not as expensive as yesterday as dry air moved in during the overnight hours. you can see the broken deck of clouds, the jellyfish clouds out there this morning. it makes for a gorgeous sunrise. here is a look at the 12-hour planner. temps in the mid to upper 50s this morning. notice a lot more sunshine and breezy conditions and temperatures dropping down below average, even more so than yesterday. 71 to 75, sunny and breezy at noon. below average, 73 to 80. beating the heat at 4:00. 60s and 70s by 7:00. we'll have more on a chance of
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showers this weekend coming up. here is frances. >> hi, mike, we're going to live sky 7. we have a traffic alert in south san jose. we have this live shot of northbound 101 just before highway 85 with a fatal accident. four cars involved. you can see they have one of the cars on the tow truck. only one right lane getting by. delays have been growing very quickly this morning. it is backed up almost nine to ten miles on northbound 101 causing about an hour and a half drive time delays. as you'll notice, we'll turn on the sky 7 map -- sky map on sky 7, monterey road is also backed up. still a better alternate. the monterey road drive time is 53 minutes. santa teresa, another alternate, that drive time is 44 minutes. that still beats the hour and a half drive on northbound 101. chp hopes to reopen lanes by 7:30 or 8:30 so the backup will be out there
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for a while. you may want to also consider caltrain getting out of gilroy and morgan hill this morning. amy hollyfield is live at the scene and also brings us some more information. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me one lane is open. that is it. that's all that's getting by. they still have quite a mess here to clean up. the fires are out. it was quite a sight when they were burning. four cars were on fire. it's pretty rare to have one car catch fire in a crash. four is very unique. they haven't said what caused this accident. >> i've never witnessed anything like this. these things are on fire, they're burning. >> reporter: this is northbound 101 in san jose, north of bailey avenue and south of state highway 85.
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one person was killed. two people were taken to the hospital. a fourth person involved is okay. tow trucks are here right now to pull those burned shells of cars off the road. they still think they have a few hours to go before they can get this cleared up and reopened. live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. this morning there's growing backlash between seoul soulcycle and equinox. >> abc 7 news reporter liz kreutz is live this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the first class started here at this soulcycle. we saw several people going inside. i spoke to three different people, two told me they do plan to reconsider taking classes here. they'll probably go somewhere else. one person told me he will continue taking classes here, but he plans compensate by
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donating to causes he cares about. likewise, some bay area employees of soulcycle say they plan to donate the money they make this weekend to democratic causes and candidates. this is all happening after reports surfaced that the owner of soulcycle and eke new york city stephen ross is hosting a fund-raiser for president trump's re-election campaign at his home in the hamptons. president trump is planning to attend. this sparked protests and calls for boycotts at soulcycles in san francisco. >> i certainly don't want to support donald trump in any way, even if it's indirectly. >> there's fly wheel, other companies that do just as good a job as soulcycle. i'll give them my money instead. >> reporter: soulcycle and equinox both released statements saying they have nothing to do with this fund-raiser and no company profits go towards supporting any political candidates. stephen ross released a
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statement saying he has been friends with president trump for 40 years and he will continue to support candidates on both sides of the aisle who address the issues he cares about. live in larkspur, liz kreutz, abc 7 news. now we turn to the mass shootings that devastated dayton, ohio and el paso, texas. today an ohio school board will decide whether to release the dayton shooter's student records. former classmates say he was suspended from high school for compiling a kill and rape list. we're learning the el paso shooter's mom previously called police. she was concerned about her son owning an ak firearm. according to the family's lawyer, a public safety officer told her he was legally able to purchase it. employees at corporate walmart offices in san bruno and other cities are calling for the company to stop selling guns. this is video of a walkout in san bruno yesterday. it comes after the shooting in el paso on saturday. two walmart employees were killed last week at a
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mississippi store. >> we're simply tired of living in a country where we're fearing for our lives. it truly breaks my heart that people are walking into stores of ours and they're afraid. >> sbs 7 news reached out to walmart for a response. we have not heard back. in a linkedin post, ceo doug mcmillan promised to respond to the shootings in a, quote, thoughtful and positive way. people in san francisco held an anti racism vigil to show support for the el paso victims. abc 7 was at the event at the b.a.r.t. station in the mission district. the protesters want officials to denounce white supremacist violence. in the east bay, a full house in hayward, the city hall for a town hall meeting on gun violence hosted by congressman eric swalwell. for nearly two hours the crowd was full of concern over gun violence in the country. they were conflicted over solutions. >> i want us to look at what is the root cause of gun violence.
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i think that's the rooted, before talking about assault rifles. >> don't attack this from a gun issue. attack this from a mental healt to do. overwhelmingly they support background checks and assault weapons bans. it's just getting a congress that will do it. >> congressman swalwell said one of the reasons he called for the town hall is because with 44% of his constituents born outside of the u.s., he says many of them feel targeted. new developments involving a san francisco restaurant that suddenly closed last month. the chronicle report that tosca cafe will reopen with new owners. they plan to keep the name and will upgrade the restaurant's interior. the current ownership group has been dealing with sexual harassment allegations against one of the restaurant's main owners. one north bay community wants to prevent devastating floods. the solution is going to cost residents. one solution to the bay area's housing crisis, free housing where students are now
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able to live rent-free while going to school. here is a look at what's going on with your temperatures out siechltd mid to upper 50s around san francisco. on our way to low to mid 60s and more sunshine this afternoon. temperatures are below average
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thursday, about 11 minutes after 6:00. there's the mid to upper 50s around san francisco we just talked about. that's pretty much what we have everywhere except for union city at 61, pittsburg at 63, tracy 60. 51 in healdsburg right now. a look at the cloud deck over the golden gate bridge and a lighter breeze out of the northwest at about ten miles per hour. that introduced drier air and cooler than average weather. brighter along our beaches and small craft advisory north of the bay bridge this afternoon. east bay valleys in the 60s through 9:00, 70s through 11:00. low to mid 80s this afternoon. peninsula, we're in the 60s through 9:00. total sunshine, mid 70s this afternoon. high clouds and sunshine, 69 at 7:00. in the south bay, 50s at 7:00, nearing 70 at 11:00, upper 70s with sunshine this afternoon. here is frances. mike, we're following this
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traffic alert in south san jose, northbound 101 before highway 85. sky 7 is live over the scene. only one right lane getting by. five lanes blocked. it's causing an hour and 45 minute delay. that's growing. the backup has grown to about ten miles. monterey road is an alternate for you and probably a better bet, even though that drive time is also about an hour. also we have a new crash reported southbound 880 in hayward at a street. another accident westbound 24 as you make your way to the caldecottment we'll keep you posted on the fatal crash, northbound 101 at highway 85, the spot to avoid this morning. in the north bay, neighbors in the rozsivally will soon pay a 3% increase to help fun fun fn projects. it will provide an annual $73,000 in annual revenue. the rozsivally area of marin has
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had a history of flooding. it's been hit with severe floods in 1982 and more recently in 1985. new at 6:00, back to school,
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high school in treasure island is the first in the state
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to offer free housing to zunts. >> this is the life learning academy. mayor london breed helped deliver essentials to students. the public charter school provides special support to young people facing challenges like homelessness. the mayor said she was deeply moved the first time she attended a graduation ceremony a that academy. tme, over the stories i heard from the kids who had over come some of the most challenging of obstacles and made it through. they couldn't believe they made it through. >> the school has about 60 students. half will live in that new complex. it's 6:16. this may be the dream job for bacon lovers. farmer boys is searching for its first ever bacon intern. >> the restaurant chain is offering to pay someone a thousand bucks to pig out on bacon dishes for one day. okay. applicants have to post a photo or video on instagram explaining why they should be picked for the job.
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the post has to tag farmer boy foods and use the hashtag in the caption. you have until august 20th to apply. farmer boys will announce the winner on instagram. we don't even have a farmer boys here. >> i think they're in so cal. >> so they're not going to choose us. >> i don't think so. but go for it. >> you n that much. >> i wonder how much you have to eat. >> let's talk about what's going on outside. nothing sizzling in this forecast until the weekend. we have below average temperatures. a beautiful sun. 101 and 880 where it's 59 degrees. you can see the cloud deck out there, not as prevalent as it has been. chance of showers in the north bay saturday. let's take a look at our temperatures today. from 73 in santa cruz, santa clara and san jose 77 to low to mid 80s los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy. 71 to 74 in the peninsula.
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cooler in millbrae, as usual, 68. 61 to 63 along the peninsular coast with more sunshine than yesterday. 64 to 67 downtown, south san francisco, sausalito. low 60s, a little breezy. sunny this afternoon along the north bay coast. mid 70s to mid 80s, 76 to 83 through most of the north bay valleys. 689 in berkeley. jump up to hercules at 75 for the warm spot. no need for the air conditioner in the east bay valleys. tonight we fall back into the low 50s to about 60 degrees. here is an area of low pressure that's going to steer some moisture our way. as it does, we'll have a chance at showers across the north bay and a chance of drizzle in the morning all the way down the peninsulal coast. showers could dip down into northern sonoma and napa county. the heat begins sunday. we're following a fatal
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crash in south san jose, traffic alert, northbound 101 before highway 85. it's going to be out there for a whilfo care on ne fatal crash, northbound 101 backed up for miles. about ten miles now, into morgan hill, causing one hour and 45 minute delays on north 101. sky map 7, you can see monterey road, that has two lanes on it. that is backed up as well. that's going to tak hour. so it will still save you some time, but folks getting out of morgan hill are going to see massive delays heading into san jose this morning. you may want to consider caltrain as well. that is fine right now, leaving morgan hill and leaving gilroy. we've been keeping you posted on this big mess all morning. that's the hot spot to avoid as you make your way towards san jose. also, a new crash reported, westbound 237 at matilda, traffic is slowing approaching the scene. in hayward, injury accident on
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southbound 880 making your way towards highway 92. it's at a street. a crash westbound 24 as you make your way out of record rin da. we'll keep you posted on the big backup out of morgan hill into san jose because of the fatal crash. a health alert out for expecting moms. >> how hitting the gym while pregnant could improve your pregnant could improve your chilcalifornia phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours. and my side super soft? with the sleep number 360 smart bed you can both... adjust your comfort with your sleep number setting. so, can it help us fall asleep faster? yes, by gently warming your feet. but can it help keep me asleep? absolutely, it intelligently senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both effortlessly comfortable. will it help me keep up with him? yup.
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ginger zee is live with a look at what's ahead on "good morning america." great to see you. >> so good to be with everybody on a thursday morning. coming up on gma, we have an exclusive interview with one of the heroes of the dayton massacre. the bouncer who helped pull people to safety and blocked the door to that bar. we'll hear from him and his incredible story this morning. walking the walk, more than 100 models are taking on victoria's secret. what they're asking the giant to do. also, the new vaping investigation. more than 120 people now saying that they had seizures after using e-cigarettes. we'll have the latest on that.
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it is all coming up right here only on gma. happy thursday to my friends. >> thank you, ginger. there is something we noticed -- of course we were listening to the information you were giving us. the one thing we know noticed if you're wearing our favorite gem earrings. >> oh, yeah, i am. gem is back. >> truly outrageous. we love it. >> ginger, thank you. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. mike, try and top those. >> this is what i got. colorful. >> some '80s pastel. >> electra would like that color. >> and i had to do nothing, just make sure i dialed up the right camera. one to eight degrees below average today and if you're going to the game tonight, dress for temperatures 60 at 6:45 dropping to 58 degrees and a breezy oracle park.
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take a look at these four curious big cats captured sniffing around and getting around a fence in the santa cruz moun tas. crazy video. it could be that perhaps they like the view. they certainly didn't have any trouble getting around that fence, just strolling around, being big and fluffy and kind of dangerous. 6:25 in the morning. >> big and fluffy and kind of dangerous. my favorite description. knew at 6:00, there are more reasons for expectant mothers to exercise during pregnancy. newborns whose mothers exercise coordination earlier than other babies. this is according to research from east carolina university. the babies have stronger more developed hearts at birth. researchers say their findings add to evidence that exercise during pregnancy strengthens not only the mother but the unborn child. getting a look at the new
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crime scenes, four people dead, one man under investigation in southern california. even veteran police officers are this disbelief. we've been following a fatal accident in south san jose with live pictures from sky 7, northbound 101 jammed approaching highway 85. only one lane open, causing at leaf an hour and a half delay. monterey road also jammed. you may want to consider the next caltrain out of morgan hill it's on. get to the ross shoe event for even more brands at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices. yes! yep! oh, yeah! seriously, save on fall styles for women, men, boys and girls. at the ross shoe event. on now.
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right now at 6:30, we're tracking this breaking news, the deadly crash in south san jose. unbelievable video coming out of this. four cars involved, bursting into flames, some of them. we have live team coverage and how we can get around them. a series of stabbings leaves four people dead. even veteran police officers are in disbelief. senator kamala harris releasing the first tv ad in her some new poll numbers may be reason for concern. luke skywalker wanted in tennessee, but not that luke skywalker. how the real luke is responding this morning. >> who is the real luke? that guy's name is luke ieuke skywalker is mark hamel. you're never more than seven
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minutes away from my accuweather forecast. hey, mike. >> even though you can't see the force, you have to believe in the force. let's take a look at what's going on. we have winds, 18 at sfo, 20 at concord, 29 at fairfield. a nice stiff sea breeze, bringing in drier air. no fog or mist or drizzle this morning. 56 as we look south on 101. mid to upper 50s through 7:00, increasing clouds. but then they quickly pull back to the coast. 61 at noon, the rest of us, 71 to 73. 73 to 80, well below average for the rest of us. 60 to near 70, a comfortable evening on the way. following this traffic alert on northbound 101 before highway 85. we have sky 7 live over the scene. the fatal accident happened around 3:30 this morning. all lanes blocked except for the right lane. they're not expecting to reopen lanes until 7:30 or 8:30 this
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morning. sky 7 zooms out. what you'll notice is a big traffic jam on northbound 101. that has grown. the backup is about ten miles right now out of morgan hill. it will take you almost two hours, if not a little more on northbound 101. with sky map 7 on sky 7, you'll notice the alternate route, monterey road is also backed up. that will save you some time, but folks getting out of morgan hill this morning are probably going to need to plan an extra hour for their compute into san jose. just a mess on northbound 101. lanes are not expected to reopen for another hour or two. you may want to also consider caltrain getting out of morgan that seems to be reporting no delays. we also have amy hollyfield livd this morning. elsewhere around the bay area --
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>> reporter: good morning, frances. let me show you the very latest. we do have some progress to show you. most of the cars have been towed out of here. they have the last one on the tow truck right now. it looks like they're going to start cleaning up and getting these lanes reopened. right now only one lane open. they did have such a huge mess to clean up here. check out this video. four cars at one point were on fire. the chp says it's pretty rare to have one car catch fire in a crash, but to have four is very unique. they haven't said what caused this fire, but it did shock people who saw it. >> now they're showing the traffic buildup as you know, 101 going north and nobody can get through. oh, man, what a traffic jam. probably all the way to gilroy. >> this is northbound 101 in south san jose.
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this is north of bailey avenue. south of highway 85. one person was killed in this accident. two were taken to the hospital. a fourth person involved is okay. they are saying it could be another hour until they get this reopened. it does look like they've made a lot of progress. do keep in mind, quite a backup here. right now only one lane is open. live in san jose, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much, amy. we sent this push alert out just after 4:30 this morning about the crash. to get breaking news on your phone, download the free abc 7 news app and enable push alerts. meanwhile, we're tracking developing news in southern california. orange county authorities investigating a series of stabbings that left at least four people dead. >> this is so awful. garden grove police are processing seven crime scenes. robbery appears to be the motive. the victims were all started la an apartment where two people were killed. a man with a a nearby subway shop killing a
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worker there. across the street at 7 eleven, the suspect stabbed a security guard to death. >> i've worked here in garden grove for 30 years. this is the first time i've ever seen something like this. it's pure evil when this happens. you don't see this happen every day. this is one of the things you see happen one time in a career. >> a woman at an insurance company was also stabbed along with a man at a gas station. this morning, the 33-year-old man you see in this video from garden grove is in custody accused of that violent crime spree nchts new details about the stabbing at the downtown berkeley b.a.r.t. station. bat says there's surveillance video showing the victim arguing with the attacker. a man stabbed a woman on a b.a.r.t. escalator tuesday morning. the victims were taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries. b.a.r.t. police are still searching for the man who stabbed them. we've been reporting on the bay area's housing crisis and looking for solutions this past week. you can go to
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abc7news.com/betterbayarea and click on the housing crisis to find all the stories for the week and an easy way to share your own. today senator kamala harris is airing her first television ad of her presidential campaign. >> a real plan to help you solve those worries. >> the ad is running in iowa as she begins a five-day bus tour in the state. it comes as new numbers show she is sagging in the polls following last week's second debate. she took the biggest hit of all the candidates. data site 538 finds joe biden with 28.4% support, bernie sanders in second place at 17.1% and else in third with 14.6%. there you see harris in the fourth position at 7.9%. 538's editor says harris may be stuck between biden's more moderate base and the more liberal base shared by warren and sanders. a bouncer who came face-to-face with the mass shooter in dayton, ohio, is being hailed a hero.
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surveillance video shows jaer my gaininger ushering people away. in an exclusive interview with abc news, he explains what was goings through his mind. >> i would have died before that gay game in. i was going to try to stand my ground best i could. next thing i know, he's being shot by the officer. >> he was hit by shrapnel and was in the hospital for three days. as you know, nine people died, dozens of others hurt in that dayton shooting on sunday. this weekend, organizers of the gilroy rodeo are expecting a sold-out crowd. this is the first major event in that city since the tragedy at the garlic festival. there are plenty of reminders throughout the gilroy rodeo grounds. shirts, signs, reading gilroy strong. people say the community will not hide as it heals. >> this coming so quickly after the gilroy garlic festival, i think this is exactly, exactly what we need. >> we are gilroy strong, and i
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think it's going to be a great show this weekend. >> organizers are taking extra safety precautions. security teams are prepared to respond in the event of an active shooting situation. the gilroy foundation victims of the garlic festival shooting. we have a link on our website, abc7news.com. vallejo are asking for help to find this man. investigators say this man followed a girl around a vallejo department store on saturday. he tried to lure her away by offering money. investigators say the man left the store after he was confronted and he drove away in a white van. in the east bay firefighters are on alert for possible flare-ups from a wildfire that caused evac aches. sky 7 flew above oakley where the wind-driven fire scorched 58 acres yesterday afternoon. the flames destroyed two buildings. 50 people had to evacuate their homes until crews had the fire contained. no homes were damaged and nobody was hurt.
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investigators are working to find out what sparked the fire. a new vaping warning. the investigation into what happened in 100 different cases. looking live at the big board at the new york stock exchange. you can see we're actually up this morning about 100 points. we'll find out more when we come back with another update on the markets. robots about to make their return to the streets of san francisco. what they're going to be doing for you. first, an actual live human giving you the weather. hi mike nicco. >> hi, guys. cooler, deep are, drier air mass. yesterday the temperature at amount diablo was 77 degrees. now it's 65. the drier air took away a lot of the cloud cover. expect more sunshine today. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s just about everywhere in the east bay until you get to brentwood at 63. 61 in oakland and hayward. 57 in san car rose, san francisco, pacifica 55. low to mid 50s in the north bay. here is a look at your commute across the western span of the bay bridge, 57 as you're coming
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into san francisco. much drier today. mass transit cool, then warm this afternoon. breezy just north of the bay bridge. that's where our small craft advisory is 9:00 to 9:00 again today. a lot of sunshine, haven't found any fog. in the 50s through 9:00. 67 at 11:00. east bay we'll have low clouds hanging around through 9:00. breaking out to 70 around noon. low to mid 70s this afternoon. 67 at 7:00 with high clouds and sunshine. for san francisco, we'll go partly cloudy this afternoon and low to mid 60s. notice all those high clouds, going to be a gorgeous sunset. post it. we'd love to see it. #abc7now. it's going to get even cooler over the weekend with a chance of showers before the heat wave begins starting sunday. the weekend has a little weather whiplash. we'll talk about that coming up. frances, what's going on out there now? >> getting worse. traffic alert in south san jose. live pictures from sky 7.
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northbound 101 is backed up. it's basically just a crawl from morgan hill, ten-mile stretch, all the way on northbound 101 as you approach highway 85. only one right lane getting by. so five lanes still blocked. chp doesn't expect to reopen lanes until about 7:30 or 8:30. you'll notice with sky map 7, on sky 7, monterey road, which is only two lanes, is also backed up. right now that northbound 101 stretch is going to take about two hours. monterey road and santa teresa boulevard are still better options at this point, but only slightly because you can see they're also jammed heading northbound on both roads, santa teresa boulevard and monterey road. it will take a lot of extra time out of morgan hill into san jose this morning. you may want to consider caltrain if that is a possible alternate for you. there's no way getting around this mess.
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the only better news is that elsewhere around the bay area, we've got normal traffic and the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up towards the 880 ross more news,
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check out this video coming out of new jersey. a shock for drivers yesterday when they drove into swirling debris. the national weather service
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says a tornado in the area with winds about 70 miles per hour. luckily nobody was hurt by this very tiny and obviously hard-to-see tornado because it is it's just air until it picks something up or condensation develops. that's how they drove into that unknowingl unknowingly. we still have issues back there, still tracking a high fire danger. here is mt. shasta, the northeast corner of the state that has the high fire danger through 9:00 this evening. sea breeze making it all the way to sacramento. hundreds in fresno. 110 in palm springs. still a chance of thunderstorms in yosemite at 82 to a lesser extent in tahoe where it's 45 right now, on our way to 70s the next couple days. even cooler, gusty, breezy, touch of fall saturday, 67. rebound to 70 on sunday. we want to go back to sky 7 right now. what a mess.
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this is northbound 101 in san jose. very backed up still. we're zoomed in. you can see the reason why. this is just south of highway 85. as we zoom back out, you can see the one lane of traffic just getting by after a four-car crash turned into a fiery inferno. one person actually died at the scene. two others at the hospital right now. that charred aftermath is still blocking five lanes. just the right lane getting by. we're looking at this closure until at least 7:30 this morning. we have a reporter live on that scene. frances tracking your alternates as well. all of that coming up. at 6:46 this morning. growing backlash between soulcycle and equinox. >> after reports surfaced their owner is holding a hamptons fund-raiser to get president trump re-elected. liz kreutz is live in
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this morning. >> reporter: some customers are saying the owner's decision to host this fund-raiser for president trump's re-election campaign does not reflect those values. boycotts happening across the bay area. soulcycle and equinox. here we've been seeing people come in for the 6:00 a.m. class. i spoke to three different customers. one of them had not heard about the boycotts. another one had. i want to show you their two different responses. >> i'm traveling right now, staying at the hotel across the street. while i'm on the road i like to get in a good workout. knowing what i know now, yeah, i probably -- i would have considered something else to be honest. >> i don't know much about the corporate ownership, but the people here -- pride celebration and everything here was real positive, about love and supporting one another. so a completely different vibe from what you read in the news about ownership.
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>> he will continue to come to classes here, but the third man i spoke to, he said he was aware of the boycott and after today's class which he had already signed up for, he will not be working out here anymore. people are taking this seriously. as for the owner, stephen ross, he said he's been friends with president trump for 40 years and he'll continue to support candidates on both sides of the aisle who address issues her cares about like racial inequality and the environment. liz kreutz, abc 7 news. the fda is investigating reports of 127 people having seizures after vaping. many of them are teens and young adults. according to the fda, users in some of those cases also reported experiencing fainting or tremors. the fda is asking the public to come forward to report any ununexpected health issues after they vape. this morning on gma chief medical correspondent dr. general ashton talks to george stephanopoulos about the significance of this. arguably, george, this is
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the biggest medical or health story of the summer. the caption here is what we don't know may in fact really hurt us. it's about doing a deeper dive, increasing awareness, collecting more information. that's key when you're talking about something that's being used by so many millions. >> gma will have much more on the vaping investigation coming up at 7:00 a.m. for the first time, the outside lands music festival will include cannabis sales. organizers were granted permits by the city and the state yesterday. festival goers will only be able to buy and smoke pot in a special fenced-off area they're calling grasslands. you'll have to be 21 or older to get in. outside lands opens at golden gate park in san francisco tomorrow. abc 7 news is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of buying a home. the average home price in san francisco is $1.7 million, the average. more than 40% of homes sell for over the asking price. many first-time homeowners are
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outbid by other buyers who have either a larger down payment or who can pay for the thing with all cash. abc 7 news spoke with a realtor who says thinking outside the box can give potential homeowners a leg up on the competition. >> i learned this when i started in real estate over 30 years ago. you find a home with 80% of what you like and 10% you can learn to change and 10% you can learn to live with. >> rebecca white says home buyers need to get into the mindset that there will be failures along the way. lots of them potentially. some of her clients put in ten offers before they finally get a home. now to your morning money report. robots are about to return to san francisco streets. >> you remember these? post mates got a permit to test these robot delivery things on city sidewalks. >> are those eyes? >> looks like a little minion. >> it does look like a minion. >> post mate unveiled the robot
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they're calling serve. it can carry 50 pounds up to 25 miles and has a human pilot who is monitoring its work remotely. delivery robots were band from san francisco streets in 2018 when city supervisors approved regulations requiring permits to operate. post mates is the first company to get one of these permits. >> people are going to sit on them, ride on them, steal your food. it's going to run overall kinds of things on the streets. >> we'll see how it goes. >> if it seems like your last lyft ride was more expensive, it probably was. the san francisco company says it's raised the hikes rolled out in june. it appears to be working, during an earnings call yesterday lift of firms says it was up 72% in the first quarter. although, still not profitable. a check of the makts. a live look, up about 49 points right now. yesterday morning at this time
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you may remember we were down 500 points. later in the day the markets rallied to close where they started. it's been an unstable week on wall street. there is a warrant out for luke skywalker. >> not the jedi hero from the star wars franchise, but a tennessee man who has the actual name luke skywalker. the sheriff's office in carter county, tennessee, says this luke skywalker the deputies are looking for does not have a lightsaber and also not missing a hand, but he is wanted on property theft charges. actor mark hamill commented on twitter. this is the sequel nobody asked for and no one wants to see. >> hash larsen ous luke, marianne kushi the sheriff strikes back. mark has been enjoying his resurgence. >> he never went away, did he? >> he took a break and now he's back. he's going to be at all the
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openings, comment on all the tweets. i'm happy for him. >> he's great on social media, mike. >> and he's back at comic-con and all those things. >> taking his rightful place. on top of mt. tamalpais, northwest winds 20 do 30 miles per hour. you can see mustering in faster sunshine today and further cooling. chance of showers in the north bay saturday. a heat wave begins sunday. let's take a look at our temperatures. mid to upper 70s through most of the south bay including santa cruz, low to mid 80s, los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy. the spread on the peninsula, redwood city at 64. 60 to 63 along the coast with more sunshine. mid to upper 60s downtown san francisco and sausalito. north bay beaches more sunshine. as you head inland, mid 70s to mid 80s and even upper 80s around calistoga. 69 at berkeley, 70 to 75 the spread for the rest of the
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peninsula. 79 to about 86 in our east bay. save some money today, don't need the air conditioner. tonight the same as this morning with mid to upper 50s. the area of low pressure will steer moisture our way. we'll start with a chance of showers as we head towards midnight saturday. a chance of drizzle all up and down the coast as we head towards saturday morning. saturday afternoon, lake and mendocino county, sonoma county, the best chance for a stray shower. saturday is our coolest day. temperatures warm nearly 10 degrees sunday and keep warming next week. frances? we're following a traffic alert in south san jose causing massive delays on northbound 101. north 101 approaching highway 85 only one lane las been opened this morning. it happened around 3:30. traffic backed up for about ten miles. i'll give you drive tiles. northbound 101 out of morgan hill is going to take you an hour and 52 minutes. if you take monterey road as an alternate, that's going to take an hour and 11 minutes.
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folks are also heading over to santa teresa boulevard. that might be a better bet, again, still massive delays out of morgan hill. there's no way getting around this. some folks are heading over to mckeen road. that's another possible alternate. major delays out of morgan hill. you may want to krp caltrain. the next train leaving morgan hill is at 7:21. also a new stall reported at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see the tow truck at the scene. we've got normal delays around the re 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.
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♪ try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. it's 6:58, whether you're just joining us or about to go out the door, here are the 7 things you need to know before you head out the door. number one, at least one person is dead after a crash at northbound avenue. two others taken to the hospital. only one lane is open right now. number two, it's causing massive delays on northbound 101, about an hour and 45 minute delay. at nat routes, monterey road and santa teresa boulevard will save you time, but they're jammed as well. number three, governor gavin newsom supporting a bill to cap rent increases across the state. in certain cases rent would not go up more than 7% each year and landlords would not be able to
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evict tenants without giving a reason. number four, this is day five of jury deliberation in the ghost ship fire trial. the 12 jurors have to reach a unanimous decision. if they don't, the judge will declare a mistrial. number five, protesters calling for a boycott of equinox and soulcycle after reports surfaced that their owner is holding a fund-raiser for president trump's re-election campaign in the hamptons this week. number six, more sunshine today. temperatures still below average. 60s, 70s and 80s. number seven, happy international cat day. this adorable video of a little girl singing "you are my shine" to her cat as the cat snuggles up to her. owning a cat has been shown to improve your mental health. >> can you attest to this as the owner of two cats? >> absolutely. especially for my wife. >> watch "the cats" trailer does the opposite of all those things. judy dench as a
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good morning, america. overnight severe summer storms slam the northeast. now a new threat this morning. this twister touches down in new jersey. >> back up. >> flash flooding traps drivers. rescue crews carry this woman to safety, and millions across the midwest and northeast now bracing for another blast. fallout and fury. overnight president trump attacking leaders of those cities devastated by mass shootings after meeting with victims and first responders, promising unity and healing. this as we learn new details about the el paso shooter. why his mother contacted police weeks before the massacre. and our exclusive with the hero bouncer in dayton. how he saved so many lives. breaking overnight, deadly stabbing spree across california. a man terrorizing an apartment

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