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live where you live. this is abc 7 news. >> the bay area is showing its pride in a big way this weekend with a major effort under way to keep everyone safe. hello, i'm kate larsen in for eric thomas tonight. thank you for joining us. san francisco pride kicked off with festivals, marches and lots of security. as abc 7 news reporter cornell
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bernard reports from dolores park, all those extra precautions did not dampen today's festivities. >> reporter: start your engines. the 25th annual dyke march left dolores park in a loud way, bound for the castro with a police escort. it's a pride weekend tradition. >> what did you think of the bike. >> awesome. >> quality, that's all it is for me. i think everybody has the right to go ahead and love who they want. >> reporter: at civic center the pride festival was on. >> come on by. get some rainbow eyebrows. >> eyelashes, eyebrows, jewels on your face and rainbow accessories, come see us. >> reporter: for the second year, increased security screenings in place at civic center with metal detectors and bag checks. large bags, glass containers and alcohol not allowed in. >> rather be safe than sorry. >> reporter: trees guy yaig goes and her friends didn't mind the delay. >> it as little much with metal
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detecters but i can see, why especially orlando and manchester, stuff like that. all of the scary stuff. >> reporter: the police presence is hard to miss. cops in the crowd. some undercover. and many units posted on rooftops. assisted by the fbi. >> people should definitely feel safe. >> reporter: pride's executive director george ridgely says this year could break attendance records. >> expecting well over 1 million again this year, we've seen a larger interest in the parade. >> reporter: a protest contingent would lead off sunday to protest the trump administration. bay area activist alex morrison is this year's grand marshal. >> thousands of people will be marching, telling you what their woes are and what their wishes are and what they need from this administration to feel safe. >> reporter: politics aside this weekend is about equality, a time to celebrate who you are. >> happy pride! >> reporter: cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> thanks course of action nel. here's a look at tomorrow's pride parade route down market street, highlighted in blue.
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it runs between eighth and beale. street closures start at 6:00 a.m. many muni lines will be rerouted during the parade. get a full list of pride events and details about security measures on there's a link on our home page and also info on our abc 7 news app. you can enable push alert forth pride updates all weekend long. a large fire in san francisco's castro district this afternoon attracted a lot of attention from people attending the pride celebrations. a viewer shared this video showing smoke and flames pouring out of a second floor balcony near apeth and castro. the fire is under control, fortunately nobody because hurt. this happened in a busy area above the posh bagels restaurant. a homeless man who lives in the castro didn't waste a second to help get everyone there to safety. >> we started evacuating the building before the police showed up on the scene, while they stood around looking dumb founded. we jumped into action and saved
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lives and property. >> firefighters worked quickly to get the area cleared so people could reopen castro in time for tonight's dyke march. we are seeing cooler weather weekend, but fire danger is still high. a one-acre grass fire burned up the hill in sonoma county off eagle ridge road. homes were threatened but firefighters got a handle on the burn. people in ten northern california counties have one week left to do any outdoor burning. starting next saturday, cal fire is suspending all burn permits for napa, san mateo, santa cruz, solano, sonoma, marin, yolo, lake and mendocino counties because of high fire danger. all the rain has cause the much more grass to grow, now all that grass is extremely dry. because of this hot weather it's creating some tinder box situations in many of those
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areas. a 15-year-old boy is accused of home invasion robbery in fremont. police say he and a second person are accused of a robbery on june 11th at a house on peregrine way. investigators say the suspects returned to the neighborhood two other times. on a third instance, a group of neighbors got into a confrontation with one of the robbers. we talked with a witness who did not want to show his face. >> our neighbors are pretty cool. they kind of stalled him. he gave some story of he was waiting for some asian girl that lived here. had a swimming pool. we kind knew it was fake, we'd seen the vehicle, license plate was fake. same vehicle. we called the cops. >> this is surveillance camera video of the 15-year-old being taken into custody. a 14-year-old and 10-year-old girl were released to their parents and the car did turn out to be stolen. police in santa rosa want to put an end to drivers who speed, do doughnuts, and put the public in danger. they're cracking down on
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so-called sideshows. last night officers arrested five men for driving recklessly through the santa rosa marketplace parking lot. one driver had two small children inside the car. police say they've received complaints so they set up cameras last night to catch the sideshow in the act. police department provided us with these photos. north beach in san francisco, a large tree limb snapped off and slammed into a parked car. it happened just after 1:00 this afternoon at columbus and lombard. it briefly blocked service on the powell mason cable car line. robin carr shared these photos. last august a fallen branch in washington square park left a woman paralyzed. the city called it a freak accident. to politics. president trump is shifting his public stance about russian interference in the election that gave him the white house. who's the president blaming now? his predecessor. abc news reporter richard cantu explains. >> reporter: president trump
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seems to be admitting that the russians did indeed meddle in the presidential election. tweeting, since the obama administration was told way before the 2016 election that the russians were meddling, why no action? focus on them, not t. mr. trump told fox news -- >> i just heard today for the first time that obama knew about russia a long time before the election. and he did nothing about it. >> reporter: earlier in the week the white house would not be pinned down on whether mr. trump believed the conclusions of u.s. intelligence agencies that russia did indeed try to meddle. >> i've not sat down and asked him about specific reaction so i'd be glad to get back to you. >> reporter: the president pooh-poohed the idea. >> i think it's ridiculous, another excuse. the entire thing has been a witch hunt. the russian dts did not affect vote. >> reporter: saying it's democrats being poor losers. >> you can talk all you want about russia, which is all a fake news fabricated deal to try and make up for the loss of the democrats. >> reporter: "the washington post" has published a detailed
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account of russia's actions and president obama's secret struggle to stop them. president obama could have done alert the american public about the threat, according to the "post," which quotes one former obama official saying, "i feel like we sort of choked." >> the question is if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? he should have done something about it. but you don't read that. it's quite sad. >> reporter: the white house says president trump has taken steps to safeguard the nation's voting systems. richard cantu, abc news, new york here in california, attorney general javier becerra has implemented his own travel ban restricting state travel to four states -- texas, alabama, kentucky, and south dakota. california leaders say those four states have recently enacted laws that are discriminatory towards gay and transgender people. the ban drew a sharp response from texas governor greg abbott who said, while state employees won't come to texas, it's not going to stop businesses from
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looking to get away from california's high taxes and regulations. tesla sets sights on a new car factory. and its location may not be good news for american workers. makes coming to the aid of neighbors. the peninsula city getting its citizens involved for the moment a disaster strikes. nascar zips into snowstorm and getting to tomorrow's big race is going to be anything but a breeze. i'm meteorologist drew tim. fog rolling in. who are these people?
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tells la is in talks to set up a new electric car factory in shanghai, china. the palo alto-based automaker says it is looking to build more overseas factories to make cars
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that international customers can afford. currently china charges expensive taxes for imported cars, making many of teslas out of financial reach for chinese consumers. there are concerns from western countries. chinese law would require tesla to hand off most if not all of the manufacturing to chinese companies. in menlo park today, lost children and victims on the ground at a busy public park. this is only a drill. abc 7 news was at city's fremont park as firefighters and police officers trained volunteers for the community emergency response team, called into action any time there's a major disaster. these mock scenarios help get people who don't save lives for a living prepared to help out. >> it's not just the firefighters who are doing it, it's everybody. it's you, it's me, it's our neighbors, it's our kids, it's our boy scouts. it's exciting to see. >> this is the first time the
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cert training has been held in menlo park. nascar fans attending the race are being warned, a arrive early and expect a lot of traffic. tomorrow's event is of special significance because it will be dale earnhardt jr.'s last race at sonoma raceway before he retires. more than 40,000 fans are expected to attend. raceway officials and the highway patrol expect there to be significant traffic delays along highways 37 and 121, which are both single-lane roads. it's going to be some time before the warriors return to the basketball court. so why not catch them on the baseball diamond? today's great cause that brought together some all-star players. a live look outside shaping up to be great weather for tomorrow's parade. meteorologist drew tuma is up next with your pride weekend forecast. i'm rick kwon. in sports the a's youth movement looking pretty good against the white sox. as for the giants, it was another tough day at the park.
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as they become the first team in the majors to lose
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warriors were back in action, but not on the court, they were on the baseball field at the oakland coliseum. kevin durant looked like a basketball player out of his comfort zone. i think they look great. draymond green was also at the game. all of the proceeds went to benefit the jug life foundation, a group cofounded by javale mcgee that helps build water wells in africa and encourages kids to drink water instead of soft drinks. accuweather this evening tracking return of the marine layer. the fog is moving in. that means tomorrow you're going to start with gray skies.
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that's going to lead the way to a cooler afternoon. live doppler 7, fair amount of cloud cover overhead. tomorrow like we had today, sun will be sharing the sky with high clouds. temperature-wise, if you're not a fan of the heat wave last week, you're going to like at least the first half of the accuweather forecast. san jose, for example, average high this time of the year 80 degrees. you can see at least tomorrow and through midweek on wednesday we're just slightly below normal for this time of the year. temperatures will warm, but nowhere near the levels that we had last week. just a few degrees above average for this time of the year. a live look, the exploratorium cam atop pier 15, the san francisco skyline cut in half. the fog gobbling up the city. and temperature-wise we're seeing cool numbers on the coast and a little bit more mild inland. 67 in san ramon. 57 in san francisco with the fog. 65 in san jose. 61 oakland and napa currently checking in with a temperature
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of 63. winds active in spots like sfo, 22 miles per hour right now. i do see the delta fairfield having a gust of 33. the delta breeze is going to bring that fog farther inland than previously. overnight tonight we have that fog on the coast. not out of the question along the immediate coles. a little bit of drizzle here and there. but the other issue is that fog is going to move inland as well. areas like oakland, fremont, you'll see patchy fog overnight tonight. temperatures mainly in the 50s. future weather hour by hour, 6:00 in the morning. there's that chance of drizzle along the coast. not a big issue. most of us waking up to gray skies. in true summer-like fashion that fog will pull right back to the coles and we'll see sunshine away from the coast. highs on your sunday, that summer-like spread in full effect. 61 half moon bay. 83 concord. 79 san jose. 73 palo alto. 75 santa rosa and fairfield up to 83. taking in the pride parade tomorrow, cloudy skies to start, bring layers. by noon a little bit more in the
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way of sunshine. still a cool afternoon. temperatures only topping out right around 62 degrees. if you're headed to sonoma to see the race all day, really shaping up to be a nice day. by noon mainly sunny, 72 and a light breeze by 4:00. and a temperature near 80. so the accuweather seven-day forecast as we plan the next seven days, we're near average tomorrow. we go below average monday and into tuesday. by wednesday we're going to turn some numbers around but it's a slight warming trend thursday into friday with mainly sunny skies. by saturday, a week from today, warmer than today but still not seeing that excessive heat like last week. >> i know you like the cool weather. >> i do. >> i like warm weather. last week a little hot. >> a little bit. >> i love the fog horns. it's nice to hear those. >> it's comforting, yeah, i agree. now we've got rick with sports. >> the way you say that. >> i'm looking forward to it. he good news about the a's, i
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love the warriors on the baseball field too. >> the a's were looking good today with the a's stuck in last place, the team looking to the future. and today against the white sox, that future looked very bright. the future may not be so good for chicago manager rick renteria, ejected for the second straight game. rookie matt olsen gets his first career home run, two-run shot off james shields, another one in the seventh, high five. in the sec, rookie jacob bugman connects, a solo blast to right, 3-0 oakland. rugman can hardly believe it. oakland's top prospect shortstop franklin breeto making his debut, in the third goes deep, the first time in american league history a trio of teammates have hit their first career home run in the same game. rookie gossett struck out five over six. a's win 10-2, they'll try to complete a three-game sweep
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tomorrow. giants going with new faces, ryder jones facing mets pitcher jacob degrom grom. in his first big league at-bat grounds out, went 0 for 4. in the fourth johnny cueto gives up this fly ball to wilmer flores,t us out of here, new york 1-0. san francisco pulled even in the seventh. brandon belt leads of with his 14th home run of the season. and it's tied 1-1. but not for long. as the mets get to the giants' bullpen in the ate. jay bruise singles off sam dyson. curtis granderson scores the go-ahead run. later in the inning flores doubles off george can toes for another run. new york wins 5-2. the giants' free fall cons, they have lost 11 of their last 12. the field is set for tomorrow's toyota save mart 350 in sonoma. bay area product a.j. allmendinger will start fifth with danica patrick danica patrick sixth.
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kyle larson, no relation to kate, the series point leader averaged 95.3 mires on the road course. jamie mcmurray finished second. larsen did not think he had done that well. >> surprised when i saw the team pop up on my dash, happy about that. cool to get a pole on a road course in my home state. this is my closest track to sacramento or elm grove where i grew up. lots of friends and family here. no golf, third round highlights from the travelers championship. jordan spieth began the day with a one-stroke lead. on 6 he chips in for birdie. from the bunker on 15, this shot nearly goes in for eagle. he'd tap this for birdie. the 23-year-old texan finished strong sinking this long putt for another birdie on 18 with the 66, he's 12 under, good for a one-stroke lead over boo weekley. warriors center javale mcgee
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hosted a celebrity softball game at the oakland coliseum. making an appearance, the nba championship trophy. andre iguodala at the plate makes good contact but hits it at mvp kevin durant. matt barnes shows off power, drills this pitch off the left field wall. that's a home run in softball. warriors guard ian clark sends this the ball deep to left. gets robbed by former ucla softball star marty reid. team draymond beat team javale 19-15. mcgee came up short but he'll settle for that nba title. >> just kept pushing. it was just a blessing, the support here really grew it. it's all positivity and sticking with it. >> a great group of guys that respect each other and care for each other and work really well together. just men growing up together, going through life together. learning a lot from each other. you know, this is another thing. >> with the way the giants are
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pride weekend is also being celebrated today for the first time publicly in one central valley city. visalia south of fresno held its first-ever pride event today, featuring a fashion show and a gay wedding and more than 1,000 attended. nice to see the pride love spreading throughout the state. that is it for abc 7 news at 9:00. our next newscast is at 11:00 on channel 7. thanks for joining us this evening. we'll see you at 11:00.
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