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and out of the terminal. kate larson is live at the terminal right now with what the changes mean for you. kate? >> reporter: good evening, eric. the third floor bus deck is open. and it is sort of the last transportation component of the transit center that needed to reopen after it of course, closed last september. you'll remember this. six weeks after opening a worker discovered cracks in a steel beam in the transit center. the evacuated and then discovered another cracked beam the next day. it has been at least part of it has been closed ever since. this is a big deal to have the third floor bus deck reopen finally. take a look today for the first time in ten months, buses are running on the third floor bus deck. ac transit operates 26 transit lines from the bus deck, plus four early bird express lines for b.a.r.t. and sf muni has one like on the third floor bus deck that gross to treasure island.
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riders i spoke to this evening are excited about the new deck. >> it's like you know, it seemed like forever but now it's here. >> reporter: what do you think of it now that it's here? >> it's beautiful. >> we suffered kind of a big loss when we lost the terminal last year. now we have it back, we have the opportunity to make commuting a lot easier for a lot of people including myself that need to get around. >> reporter: so the main advantage of the third floor bus deck over the ground level temporary transit terminal is that there is one lane that goes directly from the upper deck of the bay bridge down to the transit center the, you avoid all of that nasty street level traffic. so tomorrow, the big deal is that ac transit is resuming their full week daye bus service that all be going to and from the third floor bus deck. all riders need to know is when this he get off of a bus, they'll be here at the transit
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center, not the temporary terminal and when they go ahead to get on the bus, they need to come to the transit center. not the temporary terminal a couple blocks away. there will be ambassadors around and plenty of signage showing the way. that's the latest live at the salesforce transit center. abc news. >> now for muni train riders starting tomorrow night between 9:30 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., substitute buts replace light rail service between the embarcadero and west portal stations. the shutdown will give crews time to work on overheadlines, tracks and signals. they said a similar shut down is planned for december. >> a car almost plowed through a building after a crash this afternoon in san francisco's outer mission. the t-bone collision happened on mission street and highland avenue around noon today. one of the vehicles was pushed into the sidewalk and hit the side of a building. ambulances responded to take
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injured people away to the hospital. the cause that have crash is still under investigation. pedestrian safety advocates say they're devastating and furious after a taxi hit and killed a 79-year-old woman walking in san francisco last night. it happened just before 9:00 p.m. near fifth and market streets. police have not released details of what happened. this marks the city's 15th pedestrian or cyclist death this year. >> we asking that our mayor snep and intervene and gather and convene the city agencies committed to vision zero eliminating all pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries by 2024 and find a solution. >> the mayor's office has not yet responded to our request for a comment. san bruno police arrest aid lyft driver after a woman accused him of picking her up at a bar and sexually assaulting her. the driver identified as an 46-year-old tonye kolokolo faces
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charges of false imprisonment and rape. lyft tells abc7 news it has reached out to the rider and permanently removed his access. >> a woman who has a disability that requires her to have a service dog says she's faced discrimination from lyft drivers who refused her rides and calling on the company to do more to educate drivers. liz kreutz has more on that story. >> reporter: hi, talia lubin shared her story after feeling lyft didn't do enough in response to repeated discrimination from lyft drivers some of whom canceled rides because of her dog. she feels it's an issue that needs to be addressed. tal la lubin has type 1 diabetes. mer service dog as tra is her best friend and guardian. >> she saved my life a bunch of times. i can't like -- we're a good team. >> reporter: despite laws that protect service dogs and handlers, she often faces
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discrimination. most recently from lyft. three different drivers refused her service because of as tra. >> whenever this sort of thing happens, it feels -- it's so painful. >> reporter: the first incident happened earlier this year. she said the lyft driver pulled up, saw as tra and drove away. following two incidents happened on the same day last week. >> the first driver pulled over and i was saying hi, how are you. he cuts me off and is like, you can't have a dog. you can't bring your dog. >> reporter: >> reporter: after arguing she got him to drive her but felt harassed the ride. on the way back, another driver canceled. >> it's scary because you're like am i not going to get home? what am i supposed to do? it's hard enough having like this chronic disability. to have it make your life even more difficult because there are people that discriminate. >> reporter: a lyft spokesman sent us this statement saying
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what talia described is unacceptable. lyft has a strict policy requiring drivers to accommodate service animals and failure to do so can result in being removed from the lyft community. >> they think having the policy in place is enough but it's not if you don't ensure that the people that need to be paying attention to it know about it. so that's what i'm hoping to change. >> reporter: antalya did report all three instances to lyft and told that lyft temporarily suspended the drivers accounts and they were reminded of the service animal policy. she was given a $5 credit but she's really asking for more education so things like this don't happen in the first place. liz kreutz, abc7 news. >> liz, we've heard complaints like this before that ride share companies discrip nate. but in those cases, right, people have sued. >> reporter: yeah, that is right. you know, our 7 on your side team reported both lyft and uber are the targets of class action
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lawsuits. disability rights advocates are saying the company saying they needed to provide wheelchair access, soying otherwise it's discrimination. >> thank you for the report. we did more than a dozen stories about ride sharing during our ride share realities week. read all the stories on our website at look for the building a better bay area section. >> jury deliberations resume tomorrow in the ghost ship warehouse fire case, the sixth day the panel will meet and decide the face the of derick almena and max harris. the two the face 36 counts one for each person who died in the fire. if a verdict is reached in the morning, it will be read in the afternoon. should jurors reach a verdict in the afternoon, it will be read the next day. that's to allow family members of the 36 victims time to get to the courthouse. to the latest now on the an apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein. jail protocols were apparently
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not being followed according to abc news sources. the 66-year-old financier was housed in a special unit in a lower manhattn federal detention center. guards were supposed to perform collection every 30 minutes. officials are investigating whether those actual happened. the union representing prison guards there have complained in recent weeks about understaffing and mandatory overtime. two guards assigned to monitor epstein had been working extreme overtime. the medical examiner's office is conduct agautopsy to determine his cause of death. outside lands is wrapping up the final day. tonight's final act and how yesterday's headliner broke records. plus, going buggy at the san francisco zoo. the creepy crawlies on display at the event. >> and a brush fire on the peninsula forces catchers to evacuate. why firefighters can't leave even though the fire has been contained. >> i'm drew tuma. it was a warm end to the weekend but it turns even hotter over
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the next couple days. we'll look at t
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happening now, outside lands is wrapping up at san francisco's golden gate park, the third and final day of the festival. the headliner is paul simon. those going to the shows notice add increases police presence including s.w.a.t. teams. the extra security is in response to the deadly shooting
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at the gilroy garlic festival. so far we haven't heard of any incidents. outside lands draws about 200,000 visitors. childish gambino told fans his turnout was the biggest in the festival's 12-year history. >> today is the final day of the jazz summer fest. kool and the gang is scheduled to headline the line-up. the festival there ha is been going on there for about 29 years. >> one of the san francisco zoo's favorite exhibits is celebrating a milestone today. the insect zoo celebrating the its 40th anniversary when it opened in 1979, zoo officials intended for it to be temporary but after the grand reception from zoo visitors, the decision was made to make it a permanent part of the zooen an home to centipedes, spiders, ants, cockroaches and other tiny bugs. >> the american cockroach exhibit is the quite popular. it resembles a kitchen so you can see them sort of scurrying
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around on a refrigerator and a little table and what not. oh. the insect zoo was one of the first of its kind in the united states. >> a brush fire on the peninsula forces campers to be can haved. why this fire is especially dangerous keeping firefighters on the scene overnight. drew tuma is up next with the accuweather forecast. this view from emeryville. haze in the skies out there. >> a reunion 30 years in the making for the san francisco giants. we'll talk about that, plus how will
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we're seeing several brush fires break out daily because of the hot temperatures and dry conditions. abc7 news was there is as smoke rose from the teague hill preserve this morning. cal fire says the fire down the peninsula started around 6:00 this morning and stopped it at about five acres. there were campers in the area and they had to be evacuated. the smoke was visible from interstate 280. firefighters don't plan to leave any time soon because the brush is highly flam. >> it's going to be at least 24 hours till we leave the fire. it's very thick, heavy redwood. it's all the litter that falls
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from the redwood trees and smoldering and burning in several feet of red dood duff. >> cal fire did send out a couple photos showing the heavily wooded area in woodside. nobody was hurt. >> it's been hot and dry and going to get hotter. drew has a look at the forecast. >> certainly you felt the warmer weather today. we made it into the '80s and 90s. and we'll continue. see is the mercury rises as our hottest spots exceed 100 for the week lady. we'll show you how long the next heat spell will last. live doppler 7 showing we are free from clouds and an fog right now. the golden gate bridge camera right now, you can see the flags lightly waving in the breeze. not a cloud from this vantage point. that has supplied the warmer afternoon. without that marine layer to cool us off along the coastline. san francisco a warm evening. 0 right now.
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75 the current temperature in oakland. san jose 80. 86 santa rosa, 85 redwood city. the story today certainly the 24-hour temperature change across the entire region. it is warmer right now than it was this time yesterday by 10 degrees in santa rosa, 4 in the city. the same in oakland. this warming trend we have under way will continue tomorrow. actually through the next couple days. here's the reason why. live doppler 7, the story we're tracking, that area of low pressure bugging us yesterday with those cooler than average temperatures has now moved off to the north and east. now we're watching this ridge of high pressure. you can see it right here centered over texas. and it will actually move westward over the next couple days. come closer to california and that will supply the warmer weather but it will also compress our marine layer. overnight tonight, limited fog compared to the past couple mornings. socked in first thing. tonight is patchy along the
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coastline. over san francisco. and even a little bit of patchy fog through oakland. that's about it. mid 50s to low 60s over night tonight. highs on monday, microclimate, south bay, a lot of sunshine. a warmer afternoon tomorrow than today. 23489 san jose. 92 gilroy, 87 cupertino, sunnyvale 86. towards the peninsula warm, 85 redwood city tomorrow, 84 mountain view. san mateo up to 80. downtown san francisco mild tomorrow. up to 74 downtown. daly city hits 70 by the afternoon. 6 for the sunset district. north bay 80s and '90s for the most part. 91 eugenie san 91 in santa rosa. >> hayward 85, union city 86 and fremont, inland tomorrow heading into the '90s. 93 the high in walnut creek.
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91 san ramon and brentwood up to 95. on the accuweather seven-day forecast, summer warmth tomorrow, warmer on tuesday and on wednesday, it is warm everywhere, even along the coastline. 70s, 80s, bay shoreline hitting the century mark. we'll do it again on thursday before cooler weather greets us by friday into the june coming weekend. >> now sports from abc7 news. >> it has been a week in the windy city. oakland dropping two of three to the cubs. today they had a chance to win against the white sox. a's fans still representing on the southside. matt chapman deep drive to left field. jon jay had a bead on it. somehow it stays in the yard. jay actually uses the glove and kind of bats it back into the ballpark. two pitches later, matt olson in right. two-run shot makes it 2-0.
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chris bassitt was dealing, no earned runs and seven strikeouts. a's blank the white sox 2-0. hum baby, the giants in the 1989 pennant winners before the finalee with the phillies. the giants lost officially retire will clark's number 22 next season. will naturally thrilled. nearly all the '89 team that could have been there was there, kevin mitchell, dusty baker, roger craig, robby thompson. today all about number 22 and deservedly so. a lot of giants fans wonder why this didn't happen a lot earlier. clark considers this his hall of fame and proud to be a forever giant. >> i came up as a giant. this is my first organization, where i learned to play baseball and learned to be a big leaguer, where i had my most success. to be forever linked with the greatest that ever played this
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sport here in san francisco, it's absolutely amazing. >> i'm very, very heartfelt right now and i'm having trouble putting it in words. but it's just super special. >> to the game tonight, will clark jerseys all over the ballpark. giants on the board in the first. longoria ground ball up the middle. that will bringing in two runs. giants 2-1 after one. bryce harper is kept in the yard. a two-run single and the phillies take the lead. bottom three, giants down 5-2. mike yastrzemski, 12th homer, big boy blast to right center. save the nach shows. 5-3 game right there. nice souvenir there. kevin rbi hits from scooter jeannette. right now the 5-5 in the sixth inning. the raiders won over the raps last night. antonio brown copies to be the story for the silver and black. his head to his toes issues.
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frostbite on his feet from cryotherapy gone wrong. threatened to retire if he can't wear his old helmet which doesn't meet safety standards. jon gruden supports his position but can't wait to get him to score tds. >> he's one of the premier players i've ever found. i'm not going to put words in anybody's mouth. we'll support him and whatever his decision is, we'll stand by it, but we're confident that he's going to be a huge factor for the raiders for years to come. he has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head. and we're supporting him. we understand the league's position, as well. we're in a tough spot. we hope antonio is back here soon because he's exciting to be around. i'm excited. i've got plays for him. i hope we can start calling them. >> did you see this? junior guard leah church north carolina junior guard. this is quite the technique. perfect spin but reversed.
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and there is no editing in that video. i want to see steph curry and klay thompson do this. you know they can. >> drew had a problem with her release. >> don't listen to me. >> what's the problem? >> i have no idea what i'm talking about when it comes to any sort of form in sports. >> i love that. great. >> all right, thank you. it's not a bird, it's not a plane. the great - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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during business hours. tonight on abc7 news at 11:00, an lawrie loughlin's daughter seeming to speak out about the college admission scandal engulfing her family. her flippant message to tabloids. >> plus, it's not your typical dance team. we'll take you to auditions for the warriors all senior squad. >> a stuntman shooting out of a canaan in michigan. dan the bullet got launched out of a canaan at the nascar race at michigan international speedway. he's been performing it for 22 years, and took over the act from his dad. he's performed more than 8,000 jumps in 15 countries. it's not the flight. it's that the sudden stop at the end that can go theirbly wrong. dwayne the rock johnson and jason an thaith state that many held strong in the fast and
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furious spinoff. fast and furious presents hobs and shaw held first place for a second weekend with $25.4 million. scary stories to tell in the dark opened with $20.8 million. higher than expected. "the lion king" went from second to third place with $20 million. dora and the steph lost gold dug up $17 million in box office gold for fourth place. and "once upon a time in hollywood" dropped from third to fifth on ticket sales of $11.6 million even with brad pitt and leonardo dicaprio. that's it for abc7 news at 6. see you back here at 11:00.
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