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killed that pedestrian. >> let's take you right to the scene. abc 7 news reporter krisry yes, sir is there live. >> i'm on jackson avenue, this strep of street from story road to cinderella has been shut down. police asking people to avoid thisre as theyon igatstn. take a look at the shots from sky 7. the crash was reported at story road in south jackson avenue at 3:45 p.m. the suspect left the area on foot and the intersection will be closed to traffic until 7:00 p.m. drivers should avoid the area. anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call 911. we are still waiting for the media relations officer for san jose police to get here so we can ask them some questions. we're waiting for answers on that. now back to the news room. >> kris, thank you very much. in the meantime a driver of an suv hit a 12-year-old girl on
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her bay to brend wood. that driver kept going. it happened at sunset road and trail side drive near edna hill middle school. officers arrested the driver and believe she was under the influence. eric thomas joins us live from bent road with more. eric? >> reporter: this was the destination, the edna hill middle school. the young girl was still walking quite a ways to get here. our gps measured it at just under two miles from where the accident happened to the school here. kids were told about it and offered counseling today. these are the pictures parents dread at the start of every school year. in this case, a 12-year-old girl hit by an suv at the intersection of sunset road and trail side drive in brentwood this morning. >> officers administered first aid until paramedics could arrive. and they subsequently stabilized her at the scene and airlifted her to uc davis medical center.
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>> police say the driver left the scene but wauz caught a short time later. >> one of our officers being super alert and doing great old-fashioned police work was able to locate the vehicle and the suspect inside the vehicle. >> the female suspect was booked on felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence. the victim was making the long walk to edna hill middle school where superintendent eaton says they broke the news to classmates and offered counseling. officials couldn't hide their disgust at what happened. >> i think it's unfathomable someone would leave the scene after injuring a child. it's not representative of the family and the community we have here in brentwood. >> parents lined up to pick up their own kids say the accident adds to the fears they already have about children and traffic. >> i see a lot of stuff and i think it would be safe to have police every morning, at least one police close by to the school.
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>> if you don't have eye contact with the driver, just don't walk out in front of the car. >> reporter: if this all sounds terrifyingly familiar, it's because last september an 11-year-old middle school student also here at edna hill middle school was hit by a car while walking and had to be airlifted to uc davis medical center with head injuries. back here live at the school, the victim today also suffered head injuries and that's why she was flown to uc davis medical center. don't know if the sun might have played a role in this. the vehicle was headed east bay which would have been into the sun at 7:00 this morning. the young victim is in stable condition. live in brentwood, eric thomas, abc 7 news. the oakland fire department is taking action to make sure crews can access neighborhoods in the hills. they'll soon begin putting up no parking signs along heather ridgeway, a street too narrow for fire trucks to get through if cars are parked on the
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street. while you might think residents would support this, some don't. laura anthony is live in the montclair hills tonight with the story. >> reporter: hi, dan. this is all part of what's called the hills fire safety parking project. this road, heather ridgeway is one of about two dozen earmarked in oakland for greater parking restrictions. the fire department says this road from pine haven to thornhill is simply too narrow for any street parking. some residents say a complete ban is a total overreaction. like many streets in oakland, heather ridgeway can be a tight squeeze for a car, much less a fire engine. that's why last month the city of oakland sent notices to residents that soon there will be no street parking a allowed on either side of heather ridge. >> the community of heather ridge approached the city of oakland several months ago, drooef fire engines down the stleet, took measurements on the
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street and agreed with the request it was creating issues with emergency access. >> reporter: a recent city survey of heather ridge found in some spots it's barely 14 feet wide and less than 20 feet in most places. >> i think it's a bad idea- >> reporter: still some residents say banning street parking entirely is overkill. >> you see there's areas where i think a fire truck could pass. it's kind of going a nuclear option where i think there's probably a middle ground. >> there are several houses here that have no parking at all. it's just the way this street was developed. they have no parking. so if you say no one can park on the street, then i don't know what they're doing. >> reporter: others site the disastrous oakland hills fire of 1991 where fire equipment had a hard time getting in and more recent infernos in places like paradise where people had a hard time getting out.
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in some cases abandoning their cars to run for their lives. >> clearly the paradise fire made it very important that we have the ability to get out from where we are. >> reporter: the city initially noticed the residents here, that the new signs and red curbs would go in by the end of july. that has not happened yet. some residents are hoping for exceptions like here where i'm standing where this road is nearly 20 feet wide. city officials and the fire department told me today this was an ongoing discussion, enforcement will not start in the immediate future. but they are hoping to get it done by the end of the sum never, certainly as we head into the most serious part of the fire season. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. thank you. a sunnyvale-based tech company settled charges that its russian and chinese subsidiaries bribed government officials. the "wall street journal"
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reports june ter niper networks to pay the charges. it admits no wrongdoing. the sec claimed sales employees in russia syphoned money to a slush fund used to pay for customer leisure trips including some for government officials. a bay area teachers union treasurer pleaded not guilty on eight felony counts of theft and bank fraud. the u.s. attorney says kenneth morris received union dues in san francisco and san jose and deposited those checks into his own bank account. it also claims between november of 2017 and january 2018 morris took additional union property totaling a little under $19,000. a conviction today for the owners of a saratoga three people face years in
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prison for labor addresses. it happened in a hair salon called utopic. victims say they were lured from spain with promise of good pay and promise of work. one victim worked for just under $5 an hour. also convicted of fraud for buying a house using stolen social security numbers. after 40 years in business, a beloved bay area bakery chain is closing doors for good. the owners say a labor shortage is mainly to blame. the cost of doing business has made it tough to build a better bay area, something we're focused on every day. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen is live in sunnyvale with the story. chris. >> reporter: dan, good evening to you. the bakery is closing its doors this weekend. if you take a look, you can see these near empty cases. this has become a familiar scene over the past couple of weeks, especially late in the day as many come into the bakery for a final time to get their hands on
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a cake. taking home your favorite dessert can be a wonderful feeling. >> the fudge on the chocolate chocolate is to die for flr the south bay the taste of these iconic cakes will soon become a distant memory. >> i heard they were going out of business. i ordered three chocolate chocolates and one of the carrot cakes. we're just going to end up freezing them. >> reporter: after four decades in business, the prolific oven bakery chains will close its doors on saturday. the family-owned business has helped this community celebrate in so many ways. >> my wedding cake came from here. >> reporter: co-owner regina chan loves hearing those stories. she says it's been tough to fill open positions because many talent had been choosing to work for in-house katering departments at nearby tech companies that can pay a higher wage. >> everything is done by hand,
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the weighing, mixing, decorating e cake. it's very labor intensive. >> add in the rising cost of doing business in silicon valley and it's easy to see why all of this became a recipe for disappointment leaving chan no choice but to close. despite that, she has no regrets. >> i was eight years old when my parents took over the prolific oven, not even tall enough to look over-the-counter. >> reporter: today many customers stopped by to say goodbye. >> five grandchildren. two girls i raised here. i always wanted a carrot cake from prolific oven. >> making the bay a sweeter place throughout the years. >> reporter: so i tried to get a cake for myself, but i was denied. they have left in the bk have already been called for. sadly they're not taking anymore free orders. live in the south bay tonight, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> we have the memories.
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chris, thank you. we'll move on now, still ahead, san francisco police remember a fellow officer killed in the line of duty 48 years ago today. do you have a broken iphone? soon you'll have more places to get it fixed. patel.m meteorologist sandy the weekend featuring changes. i'll have your labor day forecast coming up. >> also
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you know what happened and you will tell others. jack will always, always be in our hearts and in our soles. he was a good guy, a really good guy. >> a really good guy she said. two men were sentenced for the crime. only one remains in prison. others involved in the attack were never brought to justice. a new study shows more people are getting killed by drievs running red lights. according to the american automobile association, the number of deaths hit 939 in 2017. more than half the people killed were not in the car that ran the red light. the group says red light cameras and roundabouts instead of
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intersections could increase the death rate. uber and lyft say they'll commit $60 million to fund a ballot measure if a state senate vote expanding workers rights don't go their way. it would reclassify uber and lyft drivers as employees and make them eligible for benefits. it would make uber and lyft exempt from state law. they say it would lead to thousands fewer drivers and longer wait times. governor newsom designing a bill to crack down on charter shools. enrollment has more than doubled and most common in low income areas. anyone can apply and state law requires school districts to okay them if they meet basic requirements. under the new bill, only school districts and county governments could authorize them. charter schools would be judged by test scores as well as graduation and suspension rates.
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for the first time, apple is loosening its grip on repairs for older iphones. the new policy will allow thousands of independent phone repair shops to buy more tools and parts to fix out of warrantee iphones as long as an apple certified technician is doing the repairs. basic repairs like replacing a cracked screen will be easier for consumers with older products. consumers with products under war teen still have to get products repaired at an apple store. meanwhile, new iphones are expected september 10th. that's the date apple set for its new special event in which apple is expected to show off the latest iterations of several products including new iphones. >> market your calendars. now to consumer news about repairing or adding a deck to your home. >> "7 on your side's" michael finney has more on that. >> whether you're considering building a new deck or replacing an older one, consumer reports
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latest test revealed which decking materials can stand up to wear, tear and weather. pierre garcia is replacing the existing rotten wood on this deck with a manufactured or composite decking material. >> it's easy to no maintenance. >> that convenience comes with a higher price tag, but it also includes a 25-year warrantee. these are just some of the considerations you want to make when building a deck. consumer reports is currently testing a variety of decking materials including yellow vine wood, aluminum, composite and vinyl. >> you want your decking to last. we tested deck boards to see if they resist flexing, slipping, surface damage. >> reporter: sharp and blunt opinion jekts are dropped onto the material to see how it resists denting. this test determines how long it resists bending under a heavy load. >> we sent them to florida and arizona where we let them sit out under the sun for a year at
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a time. reporr: the samples are isn't back to consumer reports and put back at the same lab tests. that cycle is repeated two more times for a total of three years. >> because we have such a rigorous process, it's going to be a couple years before we all overall scores. >> here is a sneak peek at how things are passing up. the best for your money, southern yellow pine, 70 cents a square foot. it doesn't bend under heavy loads and is also slippery under most materials. it soaks up the stain and is prone to surface damage. natural wood doesn't come with a warrantee. today's composite decking resists stains and stands up to surface damage better than pine. consider composite decking for about $2.90 a square foot. consumer reports expects to wrap up the full testing some time next year. now, some of us like aluminum for a deck. while it is tough and slip resistant it is way, way
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expensive. that's what yu see in commercial use and not at home. >> than, michael. time to get to your accuweather forecast for the holiday weekend. >> almost forgot monday. meteorologist sandhya patel is here. >> i want to show you live doppler 7 right now. you'll notice the fog peeled away from the coastline today. we lad drier air move in. blue skies from the exploratorium camera. temperatures in the low to mid 70s from san francisco to oakland to redwood city. 77 in san jose and 68 in half moon bay. we do have a refreshing breeze from our kgo roof camera. 77 in santa rosa. 81 in petaluma. in the low 80s in places like concord, livermore at 79 degrees. if you're making plans for this holiday weekend, you already have plans. i want to show you what's ahead. the temperatures over the next few days will be rising, but
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it's not going to be too hot. concord 88 degrees tomorrow, going to the low 90s saturday and sunday. monday in the low 90s before you see the numbers dropping off. live look from our east bay hills camera. mt. diablo a little hazy there. we take a look at your labor day weekend, turning warmer saturday. mild to hot on sunday. mid 60s to mid 90s. it's going to be great for grilling on monday, mid 60s to the low 90s. live look from santa cruz, a beautiful view. fol along the coast and bay. clearing for sunshine and most areas in the afternoon. looking at the warmer weather for labor day weekend. as we look at the hour-by-hour forecast, fog 7:00 tonight around the coast. it pushes in over the bay tomorrow morning between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. it will be hanging around in the same general areas. then it will pull back to the coastline and hang around near the beaches for the afternoon hours. so typical pattern here, first thing in the morning, mid 50s to
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the low 60s. it is going to be quite comfortable. for the afternoon, warmer than today, especially inland. mid to upper 80s. concord 88. 86 in livermore. 83 in san jose. 69 in san francisco. 82 in san rafael. 87 in santa rosa and 68 in half moon bay. want to turn your attention to hurricane dorian. it is a category 1 packing winds of 85 miles an hour, expected to really intensify over the next few days. it's a category 3 as it's approaching the bahamas on saturday. and then eventually strengthening to a major category 4 storm as we head towards sunday and labor day. right now it is eyeing the southeast coast of florida. biggest concerns, over a foot of rain and dangerous storm surge. we'll keep you posted on that exact path. accuweather seven-day forecast, warmer right on through the holiday weekend. you'll notice the 90s land, saturday, sunday, monday. 60s coast side and cooler
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tuesday. seasonal pattern for wednesday. sorry about that. i don't know why that's a zero. i think the eight got misplaced. that's supposed to be 90. thursday partly cloudy, mid 60s to the upper 80s. we want to wish somebody very special a happy birthday today, dan. >> thank you, thank you. it's going to be cold. >> i know. just for your birthday. >> thanks, sandhya. doing a good deed for a man in need. a moment that everyone wants to see. at 5:30 on world news with david muir. >> coming up, the state of emergency as hurricane dorian gains strength. it could hit florida as a possible category 4. we have the latest timing and track, plus the new so that early retirement we planned. it'sgreat. ok? now i'm spending more time with the kids. i'm introducing them to crab. crab!? they love it. so, you mentioned that that money we set aside.
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homelessness. the city is one step closer in san francio to a new short-term fix. the san francisco planning commission approved a plan for a parking lot near the balboa park b.a.r.t. station into overnight parking for people who live in their vehicles. 33 spots will be made available for people to park for up to 90 days. the plan still needs approval from the board of supervisors. a restaurant manager in southern california is telling his story after a woman captured him reaching out to a homeless man. reporter alice martinez has more on a special moment. >> hey, how are you doing? >> how are you doing? >> reporter: at this ihop, customers told general manager kelly erk hart about a homeless man sitting outside the restaurant. he went to check on him. >> he looked up at me and got real nervous -- i'm leaving, i'm leaving. i said calm down. it's okay. i just want to make sure you're okay. are you hurt? do you need an ambulance?
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when he looked at me, he had a tear in his eye. i'm just tired and hungry and lonely. >> reporter: he sat down. >> i wanted him to know i'm a man like him. >> reporter: they talked for a while and he brought him some food and a cup of coffee. >> the next time you walk past a homeless person, don't ever forget that could very easily be you. i offered him some peace and some love that day. that's all i could give him that day. >> really touching. >> that was alice martinez reporting. when we come back, a very chosen counter with a shark. first we want to thank thomas for this picture from napa. >> share your pictures with #abc7now. you may see them online at back in a moment.
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coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, when we see you next, the criminal charge filed against a police sergeant who authorities say was caught on tape pulling a fire alarm for pretty selfish reason. dan noyes and the i-team have a followup report. a woman gets an interesting offer, pay a small fee to get
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hundreds of dollars she didn't know about. good idea? "7 on your side's" michael finney says no way and explains why. all coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> we'll see you then. finally to night, the video you're about to see might keep some people from heading into the water at cape cod this holiday weekend. >> he's coming right up to the boat! >> oh [ bleep ]. >> ooh. too close for comfort. this wasn't a catch a fisherman was hoping for on tuesday. he got up close and personal with a large great white shark while lobstering in cape cod bay. >> the encounter took place not far from the carcass of a dead humpback whale. he called it the most epic thing he's ever seen on the water.ter. >> seeing more and more sharks on video. >> i don't know if there are more sharks. >> or more cameras out there. >> or changing weather patterns.
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>> all right. could be. "world news tonight with david muir" is up next. for all of us here, we appreciated your time. probably some sharks in that tonight, the race against time. hurricane dorian now gaining strength. the track showing it could slam into the east coast as a major category 4 storm. a state of emergency across florida. residents lining up for gas, supplies and sandbags. when will it hit and where? we just got the latest update. rob marciano standing by. also new tonight, the doj saying former fbi director james comey violated fbi policies in his handling of memos about president trump. the justice department declined to prosecute. why comey says he's the one who is owed an apology. the growing alarm about vaping, as one american city urges everyone to stop immediately. the sharp rise in the number of severe lung injuries.


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