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now at 5:00, pg&e preparing for the worst of wildfire si season. we'll show you a new resource to warn customers about power shutoff. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. that means meteorologist mike nicco. >> we'll start with live doppler 7. you can see the cloud deck a little more prevalent than it was this time yesterday covering most of the bay and sneaking into those coastal valleys in the north bay making it over towards highway 101. we'll have a little fog this morning. here is a look from the exploratorium. you can see it there. my accuweather seven-day forecast, 57 to 65. milder than normal. what you'll notice during the afternoon hours, humidity is going to go up while our temperature drops back just a little bit.
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a lot of 60s and 70s for the coast and the bay and then 80s to near 90 inland. 60s and 70s at 7:00. more on that humidity coming up. first, how is the commute, frances. >> the commute has been quietment overnight road work slowing things down. they're starting to clear that as well. a live look at interstate 80 for headlights moving westbound through berkeley. so far, so good coming off the carquinez bridge out of vallejo down to the bay bridge toll plaza where there's a minor wait for the cash paying lanes. checking out the south bay ride. this is northbound 87 for taillights heading towards the san jose airport. we have a problem-free commute in the south bay as well. >> thanks, frances. out of the south bay, cap bell police investigating a stabbing that left one person hurt at a gas station. this happened just before 3:00 this morning at the shell station on east hamilton avenue. this is near the on-ramp to highway 17. police have not said who the victim is or what led up to that incident and the victim's condition right now is not
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known. as we head to the most active months of wildfire season, pg&e has launched a new website warning customers about preemptive power shutoffs. >> abc 7's jobina fortson is here to show us how it works. this is the new website that pg&e launched yesterday. it predicts the potential for power shutoffs and ranks them to these four categories. not expected. elevated. public safety pub watch and warning. if you head over to the map, click the menu area, there are cameras that pull up. you can see wind gusts in your area and then some other ones, there's the temperatures as well. you can also check out precipitation in the area. pg&e also has an informational video on their website that we'll take you to right now.
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if you live anywhere in pg&e's virs territory, your electricity could turn off for more than 48 hours as part of the public safety power shutoff. this is in response to the harsh scrutiny pg&e has faced in its role of the devastating wildfires over the last two years. pg&e says the public safety power outage could impact any of more than 5 million customers. it's important to make sure your information has been updated. there's an area for that on the website as well. live in the studio, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. developing news now, president trump wants a border wall built by election day in 2020. the president has directed his aides to fast track billions of dollars worth of construction contracts. "the washington post" reports officials involved in the project were told they'll be pardoned if they break laws to get this job done. a terrifying home invasion with a shocking twist. mountain view police say it was an attempt by the landlord to evict a family.
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abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo has the details. >> the subject tried to kick down the door. >> reporter: you can see signs of monday night's mayhem here, damage to the home along rock street. mountain view police say landlord, 50-year-old reenu saini was frustrated over late rent payment wanted the individuals gone. >> that landlord plus four others showed up to the home. >> reporter: the group of five seen here took their efforts to a criminal level. someone in the crew cut power to the family's unit. in the dark, suspect steven carling tried using a knife to break open the door. >> using these methods to have somebody leave a home, unfortunately this was not a route to take. >> reporter: the family escaped to rengstorff avenue unarmed. steve chandler with the mountain view tenants coalition says the
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incident is surprising for a number of reasons. >> i get the impression that the smaller, like a ma and pa landlords, they care about their tenants. obviously this is an exception. >> reporter: the landlord and her crew are facing charges ranging from attempted robbery, conspiracy, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully shutting power off to a home. the family was back in the home on tuesday but declined to speak on camera. >> i hope they can find another safe place to live. >> reporter: it's the first time that a step like this has been taken to evict someone from their home. we know the suspects range from age 49 to 53. in mountain view, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> unbelievable story. >> that is wild. i feel so bad for the family. it's 5:05. a former google engineer is facing federal charges. >> accused of stealing trade secrets and taking them to his new employer, uber.
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anthony leave van dow ski helped lead efforts vehicles. they say he illegally downloaded 33 different files that belonged to google. >> each of these trade secrets was reasonably protected by google, have economic value and was not generally known. >> anthony levandowski is innocent of these charges. he never stole or attempted to steal anything. >> uber has already agreed to pay waymo to settle a civil lawsuit dealing with the possible theft of trade secrets. waymo says we have always believed competition should be fueled by innovation and we appreciate the work of the u.s. attorney's office and the fbi on this case. this is from uber.
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it says we have cooperated with the government throughout their investigation and will continue to do so. developing news, puerto rico is under a state of emergency as tropical storm dorian is expected to hit the island today. the mayor of san juan is firing back at president trump. she says the money they received is not $92 billion. it's actually between $12 billion and $14 billion. >> we say to the president of the united states, will his lies end? will that ever end? will his racism and vindictive behavior towards the people of puerto rico ever end? >> abc news reports the trump administration plans to shift money from fema's disaster relief fund to spending on border-related measures. let's see what dorian did while we were sleeping. another one is moving through -- about to move through puerto rico. let's focus on that one a little
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more. it's going to produce six to eight inches of flooding rain. the winds will increase up to 70 miles per hour. significant damage from those, but nothing like what we saw from the last couple years from those major hurricanes that hit there. as it continues to head up to the northwest, it's going to skirt the bahamas just to the west and head up towards almost daytona beach, maybe cape kennedy. it's only supposed to be a tropical storm. that's good news. that means the winds will be light and the surf will be rough. temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s along the east bayshore line. not much of a breeze this morning. we will have slightly safer highs if you want to go out and about today. beaches cool and gray and a light breeze on the bay. on the peninsula, 70s at about 3:00, mid 70s during the evening hours. south bay, 60s through 7:00, 80s through 11:00, mid 80s most of
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the afternoon hours. for our east bay valleys, we try to take the 90s out of most of the forecast neighborhoods. but still, upper 80s going to be pretty warm this afternoon. lengths find out about the commute. what's going on, frances? a nice ride across the san mateo bridge, especially headlights moving eastbound. very light as well. no problems on the peninsula. 880 fine through hayward. bay bridge toll plaza getting a little crowded right now as you make your way towards the incline section. traffic is starting to backup for all the lanes. but really not bad. a live shot in san jose, headlights northbound 101 find out of morgan hill all the way through san jose and up the peninsula. that's 880 across your screen. really the only slowing we're seeing is westbound 580 from tracy to dublin. that's now 48 minutes. southbound 680 looks good through the sunol grade. happening today, uber and lyft drivers are driving to sacramento to fight for a pro union bill under consideration
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in the senate. >> uber, uber, you're no good. >> drivers held this protest yesterday outside uber headquarters in san francisco. there you see democratic presidential candidate pete buttigieg. some ride share drivers from los angeles participated in yesterday's rally while on their way to sacramento to support ab 5. it would reclassify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors. that change would mean more benefits, more labor rights, possibly more pay. uber and lyft issued company statements saying they're working to give drivers some of the benefits they're now demanding. the city of san francisco is expanding mental health programs at public schools. mayor london breed says it's to help kids deal with stress, depression, suicide, bullying and other issues. she's including $3.5 million to fund the program for the next two years in the budget. that will allow middle schools and high schools to hire a
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wellness coach and offer one-on-one clinicl services for students. we have a list of mental hejt resources on our website for you, look for the take action thumbnail to find your ally and connect with professionals and groups. comin up the 7 things you need to know as you start your day. emotional confession from rob gronkowski, how he felt playing on the
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it's 5:13. here are the seven things to know today. campbell police are investigating an overnight stabbing at a gas station that left a person hurt. it happened at the shell station on east hamilton avenue. a deadly bar attack in mexico's gulf coast. police say at least 23 people killed, 13 others hurt. the attacker started a fire that ripped through a bar in the coastal city. the governor is suggesting a gang dispute is behind the attack. charges in a second case against the man accused of attacking a woman outside her san francisco condo building will be drop. the d.a.'s office says austin vincent was in southern california at the time of the incident in february. pg&e warned a new website to warn customers about preemptive power shutoffs as we hit the
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active month of wildfire season. number five, we don't have to worry about that today. still will be just a touch warmer than average in places like san jose, oakland, concord, san jose. number six, no major accidents or hot spots right now. the bay bridge toll plaza only backed up to the end of the parking lot. number seven this morning, walt disney resort in florida holds a dedication ceremony for their version of galaxy's edge at hood studios. it opens to the public tomorrow in orlando. today's rob gone oregon sk rob gronkowski -- >> reporter: an emotional confession from one of the nfl's biggest stars. >> football was bringing me down and i didn't like it. i was losing that joy in life.
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>> reporter: rob gronkowski retired in march. but until now, we never knew the private struggle that the three-time super bowl champ was secretly enduring. >> in the super bowl, a couple minutes into the second quarter. i caught a pass on the left side, cut over. the linebacker took me right ow, right here in my quad. i flipped in the air and i knew my quad was done. >> reporter: this morning only on gma, rob gronkowski opens up in a live interview with michael strahan. his decision to leave football at age 29 and what he's doing now to bring joy back to his life. with your "gma first look," paula ferris, abc news, new york. major drugmaker purdue pharma is talks to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits. >> a source tells abc news the company offered a package that could be worth up to $12 billion. if all parties agree, purdue would be among the first
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manufacturers to settle all claims against it for its role in the public health crisis. in a statement the compan explains while purdue pharma is prepared to defend itself vigorously, it sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation and appeals. costco opened its first store in china. things became so chaotic on opening day, the store actually had to close early. police were brought in to deal with the crowds and manage traffic jams around the store in shanghai. before yesterday costco only had an online presence in china. >> looks like the one on the peninsula i used to go to. >> when you start fighting over the samples, that's when you know. >> how are the churros? >> chicken bake -- >> that was my favorite. remember our old buddy matt keller. every day he seemed to take a
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picture from lunch at costco. hope he's doing well. sfo, 60. you can see the clouds encroaching. we'll keep an eye on this as they could blanket the airport and cause delays. temperatures will drop a little bit today. coolest afternoons are thursday and friday. they're also the most humid. an almost perfect holiday weekend. nearly normal temperatures and the humidity gone. we've got 91 in morgan hill today. everybody else in the mid to upper 80s in the south bay. milpitas at 82. santa cruz about 76. it's low-80 day for most of the peninsula. mid to upper 70s in san mateo and millbrae. mid 60s along the coast today, closer to where you should be. near 70 in downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. along the north bay coast a little more cloud cover. temperatures in the 80s for about the entire north bay valley system. as you head towards the east bay, richmond at 69. most comfortable temperatures berkeley and oakland, low to mid 70s there.
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near 80 for the rest of us. still warm in the east bay valleys. tonight will be one of the warmer nights. look at the 60s out there. look at the green dots. we'll deal with patchy drizzle tomorrow morning. my accuweather seven-day forecast, here is a look at those temperatures thursday and friday. 60s, 70s and 80s. we'll try to introduce 90s inland starting saturday. we'll stay in the 60s, 80s and 90s for the rest of the forecast. i checked in with chp. it's quiet out there. not a lot of calls coming in for accidents. we'll take you around the bay area and show you live camera shots. this is at highway 87 in san jose. the taillights move northbound towards the san jose airport. bay bridge toll plaza it is starting to back up for all the lanes there towards the ends of the parking lot, getting a little crowded now. i suspect they might turn the metering lights on pretty soon. here is southbound 680 on the right-hand side moving well through wkyt towards highway 24. south 680 also fine down through dblin and the sunol grade.
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really the only slowing we're seeing, you see all that green out there, but there is some red spots or are red spots westbound 205 out of tracy to the altamont pass. that drive time tracy to dublin is 46 minutes. you'll notice we've got lots of green everywhere. westbound 24 walnut creek to highway 13 an easy eight-minute ride. in the north bay drivers may soon see the number of electric vehicle charge stations double in sonoma and mendocino counties. the initiative is fueled by $5 million of state funds over the next three years. currently there are about 460 charging stations in the two counties. that could grow to nearly by 2024 with a new rebate incentive program from the california energy commission nchts more than a dozen women who claim jeffrey epstein sexually assaulted them shared the stories in court. the women spoke during an emotional 2 1/2 hour hearing yesterday. the judge wanted to give them a chance to speak since they won't
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be able to confront epstein in court. the billionaire died by suicide earlier this month while awaiting trial. >> it was so powerful in there hearing all the other victims, very similar stories that i had endured. i want to thank the judge for letting us speak, having some closure. >> the judge did not issue a ruling on prosecutors request to drop the charges against epstein. prosecutors say they will continue to investigate other people possibly involved in his alleged sex trafficking operation. actress lori loughlin and husband mossimo jegiannulli, th court made sure they understood they would not be annual to raise an appeal claiming their attorneys have a conflict of interest because the firm previously represented usc in an unrelated case. the couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their
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daughters admitted to usc. a popular video game is coming to smart phones and tablets next month. the new grocery store in san francisco catering to vegetarians and vegans. also no need to worry about missing out on burning man. how to watch in realtime. also for you, reggie. >> ooh. do they want us to watch them? i hear that it gets
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here is a look at where you can have some showers as we round out the morning commute. right in the sacramento valley heading up highway 5 or interstate 5 i should say through bedford. a lot of activity over the sierra, refiring of the storms over redding by about 3:00. all this moves across the borders by about 7:00, 8:00 and falls apart.
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this is why we have the high fire danger, the red flag warning today for the higher areas from redding through reno all the way down to about bishop. that's the fire danger. it's just going to be today. natasha. wine grape harvest season begins today in livermore valley. growers are picking the first grapes off the vines this morning. later today wine makers and growers will watch local clergy crush the grapes in a ceremony. wine lovers are encouraged to join in the livermore valley wine harvest celebrations at various wineries around town. a new grocery store for vegetarians is up and running in san francisco. >> it's called vegefarm. i don't know why i'm having trouble with that this morning. vegefarm. it's at irving and 21st. you'll find floods including
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vege spicy chicken nuggets, vege fish fillet -- >> they're going to contact us. >> what's going on here? >> oh, my gosh. >> okay. >> also vegan tuna rolls. it's all plant-based foods. people on yelp seem to like it. one person calling it a unique gem. was there a naked -- >> thereas definitely a woman feeling herself naked in a field just now. speaking of naked in if field of the desert. if you're not going to burning man, you can live stream it. >> up to 70,000 people are expected to attend the event in blackrock city, nevada. burning man ends on monday and you can go to to live stream that event if you can't make it. >> isn't the whole point the anonymity? >> i don't want you to study me if i'm in my loin cloth or
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whatever it is you wear at burning man. let's talk about mario cart, coming to iphone and android. nintendo says it will hit the app and google play stores on september 25th. free to download with in-app purchases. nintendo released a beta version earlier this year. mario cart fans can pre register now when it launches. >> do you have a favorite mario cart character to play? >> i like being mario. but i like peach. i was. >> i was going to say yoshi because he has that tongue. >> dupe, dupe, dupe. coming back a full 90 minutes of news, including the college board coming down on plans to change how it scores the s.a.t. you've seen the surveillance video of the attack outside the apartment complex. austin vincent is back in court
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today, but some charges will be dropped against him. a popular way for democrats to gain
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all with the sound of your voice. click, call or visit a store today. now at 5:30, the man accused of attacking a woman outside her condo building will have one less charge to worry about this morning. engineers endorse a plan to stop the millennium tower from tilting even more. the smart trash receptacles f popping up around the city. good morning on this wednesday, august 28th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. temperatures will taper a little bit. that will be the forecast again tomorrow. got a little more sea breeze. napa gusting to 23, fairfield to
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29. that's going to help take some of the heat out of the air. more cloud cover out of the morning commute. pier 15, looking back through downtown, 57 degrees in san francisco. 57 to 63, our 7:00 temperatures. low to mid 60s at the coast. back to low 60s during the evening hours. going from 75 to 80. you'll feel more comfort in our inland neighborhoods. talk more humidity coming up. we have a new accident, our first motorcycle crash this morning. injuries have been reported. it's going to slow things down. it's antioch westbound past hillcrest. it looks like at least one of the lanes is blocked so traffic is heavy now approaching the scene. we've also got some slow and go traffic as you continue through pittsburg into concord on westbound 4. drive time antioch to hercules
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still 33 minutes. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze good a 17 minutes. here is 680 in walnut creek, still looking good towards highway 25. we have developing news this morning in mexico where a violent attack at a bar left 23 people dead. >> and 13 others hurt. this happened in veracruz. here is new video into the abc 7 news room. authorities say the attacker started a fire that burned through the bar killing eight women and 15 men. the fire may have been started by gasoline bombs. the search for the people continues and the governor is suggesting a gang dispute in the attack. happening today, a hearing for the man accused in the attack of a woman outside her san francisco condo building. >> it turns out austin vincent won't be facing charges in the second case. he can prove he was not involved in that attack. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live in san
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francisco. amy. >> reporter: take a look at austin vincent. this is his mugshot. it caught the attention of san francisco when it was released, and his release from jail sparked outrage. the judge let him go after his arrest. the victim in the case was very upset and spoke out about how she did not feel safe. that attack was caught on surveillance camera. a woman is seen being attacked outside her south beach apartment. the charges in this case still stand. austin vincent is accused in that case. after this video made the news, a woman accused him of attacking her in february, and he was charged in that case. the district attorney has now determined vincent wasn't even here in february, that he was in southern california. so those charges will be dropped in court today. vincent is now in custody. his attorney will ask that he be released from jail now that these new charges are being dropped. that hearing is set for 9:00
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this morning. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. happening today, you are invited to a meeting about the proposed navigation center along the embarcadero in san francisco. an advisory group has been created to monitor and provide feedback on the activities of the center. department of public works and department of homelessness will be there to answer questions. that will be at the south beach community room on the embarcadero on king street. happening today, one of three suspected gunman accused of a brazen shooting on san francisco's market street is scheduled to be arraigned. >> one man was lit by the gunfire last week but is expected to survive. 18-year-old laron simpson will be charged with firing a gun. he was arrested along with 21-year-old elijah earnest on monday when oakland police investigated them. the third suspect is under the age of 18 and has not been caught yet. in the wake of several mass
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shootings, washington, d.c.'s democratic heavy hitters were in town to talk gliens prevention. they're taking a more aggressive stand against gun violence. congress is on a break. but once it resumes, speaker pelosi hopes the issue of background checks will be resurrected. >> background checks saves hundreds of thousands of lives. it really is the most effective way to save lives. >> speaker pelosi will continue talking about guns this morning. she'll have another town hall meeting in colorado. deutsche bank has revealed it has access to tax returns related to a congressional probe into president trump, his children and his businesses. the bank made the revelation following an order from the new york appeals court. it required the bank and capital one to disclose whether they have copies of the president's or his children's returns. house democrats have been trying
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to get ahold of the president's tax documents. a request to the irs in april was denied. a petaluma man faces arson charges in connection with the spirit fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon. it triggered a brief evacuation warning. the marin ij reports the man told authorities he set personal effects on fire andt grew out of control. it's now at 16 acres. firefighters are still on the scene. san francisco police are searching for the man who carjacked a shuttle bus at sfo. shuttle operator sky park says passengers were getting on the bus at the international arrivals terminal when a man walked up and ordered everybody out. he drove off in that vehicle. the shuttle bus was found a while later on ashby avenue in berkeley. fortunately no one was hurt. a new development in the effort to fix san francisco's tilting millennium tower. a panel of experts signed off on a plan to drill 52 steel piles
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into the bedrock. it will cost $150 million. the millennium tower is leaning 17 inches to the northwest. residents blame the developer for not driving the existing piles deep enough. coming up, as school ramps up again, many high school students are stressing out about the s.a.t.s. the one thing that will not factor into their score. we took you to star wars galaxy's edge a few months ago at disney land. now disney world is about to open its version. a live look at the embarcadero. a little muggy and humid today, mike. >> it will get more so as we head throughout the day. here is a look at the breeze. that was the sea breeze at the ferry building that will help drop our temperatures while the humidity does climb. we're milder with low to mid 60s until you get out to antioch at 71 and brentwood at 68 degrees. we'll see if anybody else is that mild. 60s in oakland and hayward. low 60s through san jose. mountain view 63. los gatos 70.
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from san carlos to pa skask northward into the north bay, dress for upper 50s when you head outside. on the san mateo bridge, 61, as you get towards foster city, 59 degrees. look for more cloud cover and limited amount of fog today. if you're taking mass transit, cool this morning, but pretty warm this afternoon. the cloud cover that's out there will evaporate for a sunny afternoon on the water. for the north bay, you can see how quickly we jump from the 50s and 60s and 70s. every two hours we're jumping about ten degrees. we'll hang out in the mid 80s this afternoon. east bay, your 12-hour forecast in the 60s through 9:00. we'll be near 80 throughout the afternoon hours and a nice 71 at 7:00. our last stop will be san francisco where it doesn't look like we can escape the 60s today. i don't think anybody is complaining with upper 60s, are they? >> no. i'm loving it.
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as soon as it hits above 70, it's like a heat wave. >> i always hear that from certain people who live in the city and how busy dolores park will be. we know the troubles of the mid 70s in san francisco. how is the traffic? >> we know about troubles heading out of the east bay, especially if you're heading to the bay bridge right now. it's actually not horrible. metering lights are on. it is backed up towards the 880 overcrossing. westbound 4, the earlier motorcycle injury accident has cleared fairly quickly. it's not blocking any lanes right now. cue still may see activity off to the shoulder. traffic is slow approaching the scene. but lanes have been reopened. as we choke out the drive time for you, it is sluggish. westbound 4 has slow-and-go spots. heavy in antioch and slow and go from pitszburg into concord. drive time is 48 minutes. westbound 80 slow highway 4 to
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let's roll out the forecast for the state today. 100s confined mainly to fresno and palm springs. low to mid 90s in sacramento and chico. 74 in monterey, 84 with
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afternoon sunshine in l.a. 90 with a threat of thunderstorms up and down the sierra and moving into northern california. that's why we have a red flag warrick. about 12-hour window from 8:00 to 8:00 today of a high fair danger because of this. it does go away if we're heading into these areas. in tahoe, we'll start friday and go through the holiday, low to mid 40s and low 80s from lows the highs. looks pretty nice. reggie. happening right now british prime minister boris johnson asked the queen to suspend parliament in mid october. he's doing this to shorten the time available to lawmakers to block a no-deal brexit. he's been accused of trashing the constitution. some lawmakers say tht is an act of cowardice from johnson. brexit is expected to happen october 231st. johnson promised the uk will leave the european union on that date with or without a deal. the college board is abandoning its plan to assign an
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adversity score to every student who takes the s.a.t. an executive says the idea was a mistake. they'll be trying to capture a student's social and economic background in what are called data points. that includes the urban or rural location of the school, advanced course offerings and the neighborhood crime rate. the college board says the idea is to make it easier for college admissions officers to spot students who have excelled despite or within their surroundings. unhealthy, filthy, chaos. that is how a bay area animal rescuers cure is describing a northern california puppy mill. nearly 100 dogs and seven horses were rescued from a ranch in tracy. a breeder recently died and the relative who came to the estate found the puppy mill. 11 animal rescues from across the state stepped up to help including debby penrose. >> dedescribe the conditions of some of the dogs you saw.
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>> emaciated, ticks, flees. the food bowls were full of algae. it was awful. it was dirty. >> the dogs are now in foster homes and will soon be up for adoption. if you'd like to make a donation, visit if you'd like to help with the care of the rescue dogs, we've set up a link to the gofundme account on our website. it's 5:45. grab your light siebers, we're one day away from the opening of star wars galaxy's edge at walt disney world in florida. this morning park officials will hold a dedication ceremony at hollywood studios. you'll get a sneak peek at what you can expect, plus an amazing surprise for deserving families. disney is the parent company of abc 7. if you're like, wait, wait, reggie already took me behind the scenes in anaheim, we're going to get a look at the second ride that hasn't opened
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here yet. >> yes. the second ride is coming, in january here, december there. i don't know why they're getting it first. anyway, it's supposed to be really incredible. i love the ride they have now, millennium falcon. that should be fun. about half of us lie to our bosses that we can't get wi-fi on vacation. >> a survey finds 49% of americans say it's okay to lie about cell and internet access when you're taking time off. respondents said they want to keep work emails from creeping into your personal time. how do you say you don't have reception when you're like at disney land or tahoe or somewhere that has reception. >> lying is never the way to go. i think it may be better to say i'm on vacation, i'll be unavailable. >> that out going outlook message. >> mike? >> once you get that, no one sends you anymore emails the rest of the time until you come back. >> don't email me.
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i'm on vacation. >> thank you, and i didn't pay for the upgrade. >> there's also that. >> here is a look at what's going on in san jose. 61, 62 degrees across the south bay. highs will drop today. the humidity is going to climb. milder and more clouds tonight with the extra humidity. we'll have some drizzle and nothing extreme for the holiday weekend. let's take a look at your temperatures. we'll start with the coolest which is santa cruz at 76. as you get into the valley, 82 in milpitas, 86 at san jose, near 90 at morgan hill, gilroy and los gatos. low 80s redwood city southward. as you head northward, how about mid to upper 70s. mid siktsz along the coast today. still a lot of cloud cover. near 70 at downtown and south san francisco, sausalito 73. 65 to 66 along the north bay coast. temperatures in the mid to upper 80s through most of the north bay. the warm spots as usual. along the east bay shore, may not even make it out of the 60s in richmond. low to mid 70s in berkeley and
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oakland. as you head into the east bay valleys, upper 80s to mid 90s. tonight you can see a few splotches of green in the east bay hills along the coast. that's where the extra drizzle is going to be. look at the hooud levels, comfy this morning, 50 to 59 degree range. in the afternoon they start hitting the low to mid 60s. that's the mugginess you're going to feel, not only today but also tomorrow. then it goes away friday as the sea breeze really ramps up and brings us one of our coolest afternoons. frances? mike, we'll take you antioch westbound 4 past hillcrest. apparently this motorcycle crash is still blocking the two left lanes. traffic very heavy approaching the scene. that's why we're seeing brake lights through the area. also the drive time westbound for antioch to concord is now 28 minutes. it's very heavy through antioch
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and picks up a little bit through pittsburg into concord. wetbound 580 has been a crawl out of tracy almost all morning. from tracy to dublin 54 minutes. southbound 101 san francisco to san francisco 17 minutes. delay-free. headlights moving westbound through berkeley. emeryville, no major problems here. it is starting to get crowded and you will find the tip cam delays at the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the 880 over crossing. at least in the south bay it's been pretty good. here is a live shot at headlights moving northbound underneath 880. abc 7 news is committed to building a better bay area. one of the major issues we've focused on is housing. san jose city leaders unveiled a series of new measures aimed at making it easier for homeowners to build so called granny flats in their back yard. they're officially called adus. they could add more housing in a
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5:53 on wednesday. a look at future radar. 9:00 this morning, a possibility of showers and thunderstorms in the sacramento valley. those will head to the north at 3:00 and be around mt. shasta. at the same time we'll have thunderstorms develop along the sierra. all of these will move north and east. pretty much cross the borders by 7:00. when the sun goes down, they'll lose their energy. by midnight they are gone and out of here and we don't have to worry about the fire danger anymore. look at the temperatures. no 90s tomorrow, maybe a 90 here and there friday.
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and a little warmer as we head towards saturday. i'll show you the rest of the holiday weekend coming up. frances has been following some accidents this morning. >> we have a bad one in antioch, westbound 4 past hillcrest. it's a motorcycle crash. lanes are blocked, at least the two left lanes. that's why it's now a crawl. brake lights as you make your way on westbound 4 past hillcrest because of the motorcycle crash. you can see the backup is growing. as we check out that drive time, antioch to concord, still 29 minutes. we also have a slow ride westbound 580. top bar tracy to dublin 53 minutes. i want to take you to 680 in walnut creek. southbound traffic on the right-hand side. you'll find a few brake lights as you make your way towards highway 24. google maps stepping up software for people who take public transit, focusing on the so-called last mile services that are near public transit. the feature works with lyft and uber and commuter bikes. it estimates the time to your final destination. the maps will display prices and
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highlight specific routes that are safer for bicyclists. google plans to start rolling out the feature to 30 countries in the coming weeks. google's doorbell camera can recognize a delivery. the nest hello will tell homeowners when a package is dropped off at their door. you can also get a notification when a package is picked up. the catch, package detection is only available for u.s. users who paid a nest awareness subscription. it starts at five bucks a month. spacex's launch of an experimental rocket has been deemed a success. itas the highest flight ever for the star hopper, and its last. the rocket is a prototype for sending people and cargo into deep space. it managed to climb 500 feet, hovered there and gently landed back on earth. elon musk says the technology will be used on the company's future starship rocket which would take people to the moon or even mars if all goes according
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to plan. san francisco taking a new approach to cleanup city neighborhoods. >> that's right. the city isreceptacles. each is solar powered. using sensors, it can compact trash automatically. they're known as big bellies because they hold up to three times the amount of normal garbage cans. they eliminate the ability of someone to scavenge through the trash which often f often creates a mess. >> you can't get in them. so you don't have the case where someone is going through if the garbage and leaving it all over. that's a complaint we hear all the time. >> there's so many complaints in japantown, the community has four of these receptacles. city hall plans to install 80 of them throughout san francisco. ed sheeran wrapped his successful tour. why it could be a while before fans see him again. pg&e says 5 million customers could see their power
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good morning on this wednesday, august 28th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. sort of dark and halloweeny behind us. >> we're running for the pumpkin spice latte, some of us. >> sure. why not. >> humid, kind of sticky. >> yes, it is. it's going to get more humid as we head throughout the day. look for more cloud cover throughout the morning hours. this is the way it looks from mt. tam. high clouds out there. it's going to be a gorgeous sunrise. 57 to 64 this morning. notice temperatures in the 60s
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and 70s at noon. back into the 60s and 70s by 7:00. clouds and sunshine during the afternoon hours. frances. a new hit-and-run reported at the bay bridge toll plaza where traffic is backed up past the 880 overcrossing. this could slow things down a little further. this is one of our hot spots this morning. our other hot spot is westbound 4 in antioch. earlier motcycle crash may still be blocking the two left-hand lanes. the backup is growing as you can see. so it's a very slow ride there. also, a live shot of highway 87 in san jose, northbound 87, the capital expressway, an accident off to the right-hand side. a new crash reported in millbrae, north 101. we will check that out in my next report. developing news out of the south bay, campbell police are investigating a stabbing that left one person hurt at a gas station. this happened j


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