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a school bus catches on fire while driving down route 66. it's not where the rubber meets the road but the wheel meets the track and bart says it can be 50% quieter. >> barack obama's first, and likely last visit there as president. a bus is burning with a adozen people on board. abc7 news is learning this is the second bus from this company that has caught fire in less
than two years. i'm auma dates. >> i'm dan ashley. >> we have uncovered safety violations in the company's history. >> we are live with the story. melanie? >> reporter: the company is not commenting on camera about the safety violations. you can see about where a few have been coming and going today, chp said it would investigate this bus fire as an accident investigation rather than incident investigation. the change, they say, due to the extent of damage to the bus. a fast-thinking driver pulled this bus to the side of the road. >> the driver was able to get it off safely. >> reporter: the driver was going from san jose to milpitas.
people on northbound 880 snapped these pictures of the flames. accord together federal motor carrier safety administration, the company has a conditional safety rating meaning it is out of compliance with one or more safety requirements. 10 vehicles were placed out of ises for violations, 6.6% higher than the national average. the severe violation, worn down tires. the driver attempted to put the flames out. >> wasn't able to extinguish the fire. >> you can see firefighters hosing down the bus. the records show the company had no fire extinguisher. the past june, and november, and january of 2015. this is the second bus fire in
the last year and a half. chp confirms this 1998 coach caught fire on highway 101 in march of 2015. with passengers on their way to a casino in another bus. >> two little girls died this morning when their mother's car plunged into the petaluma river. the highway patrol says the mother didn't have a driver's license. the mother escaped from the chevy impala just after 8:00 this morning but couldn't get to her daughters. eight police officers dove into the water. and both died after being rushed to the hospital. investigators bloef a safety seat may have made a difference.
>> younger one should be in a booster seat. we have no faster seats for the vehicle. >> you can see they were offered counselling after the tragedy. last tuesday, there was a similar tragedy. two youngsters died when their mother's truck went off highway 1 and into the russian river near jenner, she was able to get out safely. the chp describes her -- it as a tragic accident. some officers had to divert to respond to today's crash scene. firefighters put out this vegetation fire near capital expressway and center road. sky 7 was over the flames this afternoon. no houses or other buildings burned and no one was hurt, but you can see the fire got close to homes.
investigators are looking into what caused the fire. the fire on the side of westbound interstate 580 slowed traffic this afternoon. take a look at the flames. grass and eucalyptus trees went up in flames. sky 7 got there as firefighters were dousing water on the fire as we take you up top for a look. the celeron ramp was closed as crews put out the flames. loud, screeching noise you hear when riding bart could be a thing of the past. the transit agency is incorporating new technology aimed at making your ride smoother. chris? the changes are coming. bart officials are confident about the plans to reduce the noise. they're asking for a little patience. many of us dealt with the loud sounds of bart.
>> there is a lot of screeching and clater. >> the sounds are just too much. and if you're trying to talk to someone. it's bad, then. >> reporter: the levels can reach higher than 90 decibels. engineers will begin changing the wing profile, switching it from the original to a modified, tapered version. the result? possibly a 50% reduction in noise. >> when the current wheels go out of the tracks. >> work starts in three months but could take up to two years to finish. the modifications will be done in house with existing equipment
meaning more money can be saved. >> more people are going to use bart because there is so much traffic on highways and accidents. i would brief to go to bart. >> the changes come after a study in connection to the new fleet that bart is phasing in. >> yes. that is a smooth ride. you know? i can read more. and have a conversation. new at 6:00 alameda county superior court ordered the owner of a single building to remove cameras installed in shared living spaces. 14 tenants claiming the owner, landlord and manager created horrible living conditions to force tenants to move out to renovate the building and rent to wealthier clientele. a former san francisco police officer is going to prison. the 44-year-old was sentenced to
14 months behind bars for an illegal search. it stems from a 2010 incident in which he entered with out a warrant. the illegal searches were caught on surveillance camera. the video shows him falsifying reports about that incident. >> fremont police are looking for help to identify a robbery gang they say has invaded two homes and terrorized residents at gun point. the video shows them in action and could lead to identifying them, that is the hope. >> surveillance cameras on the outside of the home, we're going to show you video of armed invaders, and the video taken inside of the home. fremont police are hopeful that you'll recognize the suspect's face, and clothing.
>> it's scary and unlike anything i have seen here. >> here they are in action and police hope someone knows them. >> this is not a fly buy night. it seems well coordinated. >> no one was home, but the victim was watching remotely and calling police. police say it appears the same gang invaded another neighborhood. they were robbed of cash and jewelry but there was no security camera. >> they can direct you and say tell me where it's at. >> police hope someone will know who owns a tee shirt with a
design they can't identify or shoes like these. >> so thankful, you know? not able to replace. >> police have been encouraging residents to get security cameras. some residents are resigned that crime happens. >> somebody is going to break into the house and get the stuff. life goes on. a car crash set off a chain reaction that ended with a big gang. a gang with a man hole cover blew 25 feet into the air over a street in the financial district. no one was injured but the blast shattered an office window. >> today, president obama gave a speech at the tahoe summit about climate change in efforts to
combat it. laura anthony was there and joins us now. >> president obama came here to talk about conservation and climate change and he says preserving jewels should be everyone's concern. >> this place is spectacular. it's one of the highest, deepest, oldest and purest lakes in the world. >> president obama made a visit to lake tahoe. a promise he'd be back often. >> i'm going to be coming around. i told you. i just won't on marine 1. >> it is during the 20th annual lake tahoe summit, an event committed to exploring changing climate. >> unlike other lakes in the world that become nothing but dumps and dead zones, this is still a pristine wonder.
>> lake tahoe is the jewel of the sierra, which mark twain called the fairest picture. the whole earth affords. >> i'm proud to say $1.9 billion has been spent on the renewal of this lake. >> future generation who's deserve clear water and clean air that will sustain the bodies and sustain their souls. >> reporter: many listening moved to tahoe from the bay area. >> i think it's important to have some symbolic acts and money for climate change and i think keeping tahoe blue. a bill would commit $450 million to future projects over the next 10 years. in south lake tahoe, laura anthony, abc7 news. president obama spoke this afternoon, we notified people who down loaded our news app so
they can watch it live on the app. you can get alerts by down loading the app. it is free for apple and android devices. stay with us, the kaepernick controversy just won't go away. coming up, an event that shut down a police office. >> coming up, a look back at the farthest here in the bay area. tonight, why saving california forests means cutting
collin kaepernick controversy continues today, there was a demonstration and abc7 news reporter carolyn tyler has the story. >> the association sent to the president of the 49ers and commissioner in response to these comments by collin kaepernick. >> they're getting paid leave for killing people. it's not right. >> the association asked for an apology and he nonesation of the comments. >> this letter is just a perfect example of how they try to blind people to reality. >> this rally was sponsored by
the justice for mario woods coalition. sparking demonstrations and a lawsuit. >> didn't want to hear the message. they want to kill the messenger. >> the sheriff's office in alameda county reached out to kaep after hearing this. >> you can be a cop in six months and don't have to have the same training as a cosmetologist. that is insane. >> and untrue, according to jd nelson who helped write a letter to the nfl player, including kaepernick to the training center. >> we felt strongly that if he came out and saw what we did, he would have a change of heart. >> there is no response from the
union to today's demonstration. >> abc7 news reporter chris nguyen is heading to san diego for the next game. chris will bring us live coverage tomorrow on abc7 news. and don't miss the niner's regular season opener. our if coverage of monday night football begins at 7:00 p.m. here on abc7. >> this argit area includes parts of milpitas and san jose. and the vector control expects from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. two people died from west nile virus in california this year. to developing news in hawaii. former hurricane madeline is
veering out with hurricane lester behind. 15 inches of rain have been predicted. >> a lot of the community has gone and are being prepared. >> in florida, rain is pouring down as tropical storm hermine gains strength. you can stay on top of flights or tafl delays. enable push alerts to get updates on the storms. >> calm weather and sunny skies over the bay with a little bit of low clouds and to hawaii,
tropical storm warning for much of hawaii, including the big island as heavy rain is rashing the big island and tropical storm level packing sustained winds at 70 miles per hour and continue to launch the big island with heavy rain throughout tomorrow. and could be up to 10, 15 inches of rainfall in areas hardest hit which could produce wide spread flooding. that will be followed by hurricane lester, moving north we'll have weakened to a category 1 hurricane. the biggest threat is expected to be rough surf. low clouds from our camera, there it is. it's currently 65 degrees in san
francisco. 72 san jose. and 61 half moon bay. skies sunnier here at the golden gate. you can see low clouds in the distance. and you can see low clouds growing in number and size. areas of low clouds with spotty drizzle and this is august, cooler than normal temperatures and san jose's average high only
79.8 degrees. overnight, wide spread fog and low clouds during the coast and there will be areas of drizzle in the coast and bay. in the afternoon, sunny skies over the area, and that includes areas on the coast so we'll see highs ranging from mid-60s to low and mid-70s on the bay. this is the accu-weather forecast. warm up a little bit friday. especially inland. upper 80s and temperatures drop saturday. and warming continues tuesday and wednesday. >> thanks, spencer. coming up next, a change
the car maker news came this morning from the tesla ceo, saying major improvements coming to to advance processing of radar signals. there you go. now, i want to show you auto pilot system provided maintains speed, lighting conditions are being investigated as a factor when a tesla driver died in may in florida. he was using auto pilot, reportedly watching harry potter when his car crashed into a tractor trailer. in june, the government opened an investigation and so stay
tuned. the software may limit auto pilot funks for driver that's abuse them, so will be a major safety improvement. so definitely keep you posted. >> thank you. >> local mexicans say they feel betrayed by the president who invited donald trump to mexico. >> and at 6:00 tonight, the emergency involving our forests in california and a solution that environmentalists and loggers agree on. a man waiting for a package that doesn't come. >> a live look at trump's event in phoenix, arizona. we're going to listen in life. stay with us. sfx: "gulp"
mike pence is speaking now on the verge of introducing trump. the candidate expected to deliver a speech on immigration policy just hours after visiting mexico and met with president. the two talked trade and importance of ties between the nations as well as truch's idea of building that wall. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a very preliminary meeting. i think an excellent meeting and i think we're well on our way. we have to be strong and say what's happening. >> president pena-neitto said they did talk about it and he refused to have mexico pay for it. >> abc7 news tell us some
mexicans felt betrayed. >> the reason given by president penaneitto for seeing donald trump. >> just keeping good relations. >> many believe he should have made an exception. >> the republican party nominated someone with extremist ideas and appears to be a racist and bigot. >> i was straight forward and presenting my views. >> trump spoke about cooperation between the two countries, the president of the san francisco republican party said trump
never backed away from ideas. >> it will show he's not afraid to go and visit people who are criticized him. and for the people that are hoax, it shows he's not going to back down. >> vents spotlighted how our neighbors south did like donald trump. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. and happening now, donald trump is now taking the stage in arizona to deliver a speech on immigration policy. let's listen in. >> i love the people of arizona and together we're going to win the white house in november. this is where it began for me.
remember that massive crowd, also. i said let's go and have fun tonight. we're going to arizona. okay? thank you. this will be a little bit different. this won't be a rally speech. instead i'm going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today, illegal immigration. i've just landed, having returned from a very-important and special meeting with the president of mexico, a man i like and respect very much. and who truly loves his country, mexico. just as i am a man who loves my
country, the united states. we agree on the importance of ending the illegal flow of drugs, cash, guns, and people across our border and to put the cart cartels out of business. we discussed the great contributions of mexican american citizens to our countries. my love for the people of mexico and leadership and friendship that we have between mexico and the united states. it was a thoughtful conversation and will go on for a while and in the end we're all going to win. both countries.
this is the first of what i expect will be many, many conversations and we're going to go about creating a new relationship between our two countries. but it's going to be a fair relationship. we want fairness. to fix our immigration system we must change our leadership in washington and we must change it quickly. there is no other way. our immigration system is worse than anyone ever realized but the facts are known because the media won't report on them. the politicians won't talk about them and special interests spend a lot of money trying to cover them up because they're making
an absolute fortune. that is the way it is. today on a complicated and very difficult subject, you will get the truth. the fundamental problem with the immigration system in our country is that it serves the needs of wealthy donors and powerful politicians. that is all you can do. thank you. thank you. let me tell you who it does not serve. it does not serve you, the american people. doesn't serve you. when politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following. amnesty. open borders.
lower wages, immigration reform should mean something else entirely. should mean improvements to laws and policies to make life better for american citizens. if we're going to make our immigration system work then we have to be prepared to talk honestly and without fear about these important and sensitive issues. we have to listen to the concerns that working people, our forgotten working people have over the record pace of immigration and impact on jobs, wakes, schools, tax bills and general living conditions. these are valid concerns
expressed by decent and patriotic citizens from all back grounds, all over. we have to be honest about the fact that not everyone who seeks to join our country will be able to successfully assimilate. sometimes, it's just not going to work out. it's our right to choose immigrants we think are the likeliest to thrive, and floorish -- flourish and love us. >> this is happening in arizona if you would like to continue listening we're streaming this live speech on our abc7 news app.
mark luster, after years of battles, the state's logging industry has been in a nosedive. >> 100 saw mills closed in california. >> this is how unloading came off the fire. the bus is burning on the side there. >> the king fire burned 100,000 acres in 2015. saw mills are being inundated with forests being hit by drought. these beetles are small, but deadly. >> we're seeing land that is turning brown. >> this forest is in the tahoe
district. for most of the trees it's probably too late. that is why logging companies want to focus on thinning forests that are still green before bugs arrive. >> the level needs to be increased. >> forests are in trouble because we've been putting out naturally-occurring fires for decades. now, that puts them at high risk for fires. >> we're talking about thinning in areas that will have the most beneficial impact on the health of our forests. >> the cheapest way to thin is letting timber companies do it and sell the wood. that could mean bringing back
more saw mills but makes environmentalists nervous. >> there areas of numbers of medium-sized trees that could be sold. and in many places we have removed most or all of the trees. >> groups and loggers do agree on this. we need to act fast because wildfires and bart beetles aren't going to wait around. both support a bill now in congress called wildfire disaster funding act. >> coming up next, the game for a good cause. the benefits from today's pin ball tournament. >> donald trump still speaking in phoenix, arizona on
drinking beer and playing pin ball, that is what people are doing to help raise money for sick children in san francisco. the money will help buy pin ball machines for children's hospital. >> two weeks ago we raised $750 so every good natured san franciscoin, we're trying to beat l.a. and raise probably another $1,000 tonight. >> next month, pin ball players
will duel in maine to benefit a children's hospital there. >> do you know who is a pin ball wizard? >> spencer christian. >> we'll be breezy on the coast and 70s around the bay. temperatures bouncing back monday and further warming tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you, spencer. >> larry beil is here. >> that is right. larry. >> you know every win is critical for the giants now but have no fear.
on a huge 10-game road trip that might determine their play off fate. matt moore making a first start and before the game, matt caine working on his skills with the harlem glob trotters. buster posy with a double. and two down in the inning. posy scores, matt more went five and a third innings and had hope with his friend. hernandez runs it down, crashing into a wall. gets a face full of bank of america and hangs on. it turns into hitchcock's "the birds". google that kids, if you don't know. giants finish 11-16 and head to
chicago tomorrow. >> we'll see we control our destiny. we know it. and we have to pick it up in areas and this is a huge game but they're all big now. >> dodgers and rockies, incoming charlie culverson lost his bat and steven cardullo, his 29th birthday, happy birthday. his first career homer. so the a's trading coco chris to cleveland today. he was the a's longest tenured player. so it's a great move for coco.
arroyo wrote a letter saying he was angry but now, listening with an open mound. >> the initial anger and i'm not going to say hate. i didn't have hate. but that stuff is knee jerk reactions when someone says something, just believes something, it's not helping anything. and so i just listened to why and what. i understand and not only does he have every right to do that but i respect him. it takes a lot of courage to do that a. you know what you're potentially giving up. his advertising. >> i think momentum may have swung a little bit with veterans for kaepernick. it's going to be interesting to see what happens tomorrow in san diego.
>> join us tonight at 9:00, coming up, a close encounter with a black bear. so close to a woman could smell his breath. >> police say this man sold $10,000 worth of tools and a mountain bike. the homeowners victimized tell us how it happened. >> here is tonight's prime time line up on abc7. >> that is it for this edition of abc7 news. look for us on breaking news on twitter. >> from all of us, we'll see you at 9:00 and 11:00.