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and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. >> good morning. thanks for being with us on there saturday. a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. several hours ago dense fog in san francisco but a light offshore flow is pushing the fog off the coast. that will aid in our warmup today. we are looking at temperatures pretty chilly with low 30s in the next hour inland with upper 30s around the day. coastline is cold, but near 40. and by the afternoon a slightly warmer day today. it will be hazy, spare the air day. low 50s to mid-50s by noontime and by the afternoon we
should see about 60 around the bay. another chilly evening tonight, but not as cold as it's been. we will see warmer afternoon highs but without rain. i will have the extended outlook coming up. >> thank you, lisa. developing news, five people, including a two-year-old child are being treated for injuries following a high-speed chase in pittsburgh. a car was speeding through a construction zone and rear-ended another car. the impact shoved that second car into two other vehicles. four people were taken to the hospital by ambulance and the two-year-old was airlifted to the hospital. no word at this hour on any arrests. we know know what killed the woman who was found dead in a locked stairwell at san francisco general hospital. this morning the autopsy report is not sitting well with friends of the woman. abc7 news anchor up a ma dates has the latest. >> this is the autopsy report for a woman who was found dead in the san francisco general hospital in a stairwell.
that was 17 days after she was reported missing from her hospital room. the medical report said she died of -- >> ethanol refers to alcoholism, which has an attorney very upset. >> now they added this as a secondary cause of death, acute alcoholism by history, that's absolutely gratuitous and not necessary. that's not why this lady died. >> he also said the family was supposed to see the medical examiner's report before the media, which he said went the case. >> i certainly will pursue through various avenues that there be some investigation into the way this particular case has been handled, whether it's through a regulatory agency or whether it's through your grand jury. >> some of spalding's friends said they are angry because they
feel the report blames the victim, who they said would still be alive had the hospital not lost her. they still don't really know how she died. we went to a doctor to help explain the medical examiner's report. >> the electrolite imbalances with a liver whose inability to compensate for them resulted in a collapse of her heart or her brain resulting in death. >> ama daetz, abc7 news. authorities have identified an 18-year-old as a student who opened fire with a shotgun at a colorado high school. it happened yesterday, just a day before the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting in connecticut. >> shotgun shell on the ground. police say 18-year-old carl pearson, a senior, walked into his school for the last time. investigators say pearson had
one target, tracy murphy, the school librarian. >> the kid went after him specifically. >> murphy runs the school debate team. abc affiliate reports pearson was recently kicked off the team. >> the shooting was the result of revenge on the part of the shooter because of a confrontation or a disagreement. >> in the chaos of 15-year-old girl was shot in the head. >> i have one down. >> she is now in critical condition. what murphy did next may have saved many more lives, knowing he was the target. >> i believe it was a very wise tackty example decision for him to remove himself from the school. >> about five minutes after it all began, as officers closed in, police say pearson shot himself. >> the suspect has been found inside the school and he has deceased. >> overnight murphy left his
home, declining to talk. at the same time, bomb squads and investigators began searching the home where police say pearson lived with his mother. this is just the latest high-profile shooting from colorado, just 15 miles from last year's movie theater massacre in aurora and only eight miles from columbine high school. the headline in this morning's "denver post," again. >> there is hardly a day goes by that they leave this i don't have a fleeting thought about that. >> creighton sandell officials say it's time to stop hiding behind the constitution and create stronger gun laws. >> in the name of second amendment we cannot use that to kill more children and kill more babies. >> several events are being held
around the bay area throughout the day. we have information on our website. abc7news.com under "see it on tv." happening today there will be several gun buyback events around the bay area. our media partner, "the mercury news" reports san jose will handing out target gift cards for working guns, rifle, and other weapons. it will be held at 9:00 at our lady of guadalupe church. and there will be a buy back event in youth uprising on mcarthur blvd in oakland . one hundred dollars and $200 cash will be given there. and san francisco is holding a buy-back at alive and free omega boys club on tennessee street and it also begins at 9:00 a.m. a man suspected in a series of bank robberies may be connected to a failed bank heist and kidnapping 35 years ago. officers shot and wounded christopher wooten was shot after an attempted bank robbery in novato and the chase. they believe he's the cotten
ball bandit who robbed 10 other banks since september. court records shows he has a criminal past. in 1978 he and another man abducted a woman during a botched oil painting robbery and was released from prison if -- in 1990. >> we have more details of a high school band in san jose who was robbed of its fundraising money. the land participated in a concert last night. we are talking about the oak grove band. an armed guard will now be at every wednesday night bingo fundraiser. that, after a man with a gun took up to $5,000 from the weekly game earlier this week. surveillance cameras will also be added. full water service has been restored to nearly all of milbrae after a series of water main breaks that happened between thursday night and yesterday. it affected more than 1,000 households. city officials speculate the
pipes may have burst because of the cold snap or because they are 65 years old. the repairs will cost cash-strapped milbrae about $1 million. possibly more fall-out from the cold. >> still cold. 29 up in the north bay. 43 in san francisco. numbers have not budged much. the sun was just up at about 7:17. now we will begin our slow climb. but also the air pollution will be rising. spare the air day today. i'll have a look at the extended outlook when we return. >> thanks, lisa. also still to come, plane versus bird. a pilot makes an emergency landing on the way to los angeles. and the deadly police shooting in los angeles. what led up to officers opening
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look forward to. lisa argen will fill you in on the details coming up in a little bit. >> the remains of anti-aparti leader nelson mandela have arrived at his he will be laid to rest tomorrow. earlier today there was a ceremony in his to honor at the air force base. he died last week at the age 95. his body lay in state for three days this week, drawing huge crowds of south and there will be a gathering today at u.c. berkeley to pay tribute to nelson mandela. it will include a candle light vigil, as well as music from the choir. it will take place from three to five this afternoon at u.c. berkeley's main campus. passengers on an alegient air flight are okay after an -- a bird strike. it was on its way from las vegas to stockton with a bird collided with its engine.
the plane was then forced to make an emergency landing. >> you heard the landing gear come up, and then we heard a thump and you kind of felt it, and then the plane started smelling like burnt feathers and burnt flesh of some sort. >> i was like what is that smell, what is going on? i said please just make it there alive. >> they said staff followed strict maintenance routine, but there is no which to guarantee that birds won't get close to the engines. >> a single engine cessna went down last night near lake immediate. authorities said it clipped a fence as it tried to land and skid today a stop. it was on its way to north las vegas from arizona. investigators are looking into what led to that emergency. >> new details this morning. the two better workers who were killed on the tracks in october were facing in the opposite direction of the train that hit them. that's according to autopsy reports released last night.
the two men, the 58-year-old christopher sheppard and the 56-year-old lawrence daniels, were inspecting the tracks during the bart strike. the media partner "the san jose mercury news" shows the investigate says neither man was acting as a lookout. the report was released as the unions and bart try to resolve acolous in the contract. talks resume next week. >> a man is dead after being shot and killed by los angeles police after a high-speed chase in a corvette. he rolled through the streets for about an hour before car about 10:30 last night. he tried to run. one officer pulled the trigger, killing him. police officers tried to pull the man over for reckless driving. new details this morning about the health effects of e-cigarettes.
a study in the "journal of nicotine and tobacco research" show e-cigarettes are a source of secondhand nicotine. they said smokers inhale more nicotine because they tend to breathe deeper. they are not regulated. >> employees at a bay area technology company are getting out of the office and ditching the holiday party and giving a san jose school a complete makeover. lilian kim has the story. >> reporter: they are certainly not used to this kind of work, but they are having fun. >> i'm enjoying it, yeah. i'm learning. i've learned a lot about how to cut the paint, you know, and using the roller in the center. >> reporter: santa clara kit maker nvidia is ditching the holiday party. instead the company is using the honey and 1500 of its employees to help transform a school. san jose's middle school is getting everything from a resurfaced black top to new baseball fields. the students caught a glimpse of the improvements before they headed out on a field trip. they were asking is this for us? yes, it is for you. this is for you.
the community is doing it for you. >> the cost of the project is over $1 million. paid for by nvidia, the city of san jose and the school district. nvidia has been doing this for seven years. the idea to ditch the holiday party came up shortly after 911. >> we could all eat dinner at night, we all had good jobs, we all knew we were employed in the morning. and to go out and celebrate again just didn't seem like the right thing. >> the idea stuck even as the economy improved. tee guying the stereotype that not all so-called techies have. the flashy buses and the free lunches, it maybe gives a bad impression but we are good people and we try to give back to the community as much as possible. >> and no one has any regrets about not having a company party. >> we are actually bonding better. the party, you have a lot of fun, but here you have a different kind of fun. >> having fun while helping those who need it most. in san jose, lilian kim, abc7 news.
>> san francisco's valley performance of the nutcracker was interrupted as a fire alarm went off last night. the building had to be evacuated and we received these pictures from viewers. there was no fire and it turned out to be a nice opportunity for the fans to take pictures with a few of the stars, including the rat king. after a quick run-through by security, the show went on. it's quite a skier's weekend in lake tahoe. both squaw valley and alpine meadows are now open from top to bottom. despite two feet of snow falling, both resorts have snow makers going full time, which puts them in good company. >> look at the olympics. they are using snow making equipment right any to get prepared for the olympics in sochi. here we are doing the same thing and able to offer skiers and riders open terrain and unable them to still get out there and enjoy the conditions. the other side of the story is without snow makers, squaw valley and alpine meadows would
most likely be closed. california's drought has been that severe. >> did you see my twitter and facebook picture? >> right. >> i posted one of the lake tahoe. you can see a little snow on the peaks. just 5 right any in truckee. do we have mother nature's help on the way? glad you tuned in because there are things to talk about. a colder start for parts of hayward, mountain view and san carlos this morning. it is still below freezings in the north bay. live doppler 7hd. the clouds have pulled off the coast. it was foggy this morning in san francisco. mountain a little haze, but mostly sunny with low 40s from san francisco. look at oakland. can't get out of the mid-30s. and redwood city just above freezing. mid-30s san jose, 36 los gatos. half moon bay has come up significantly. they were in the upper 30s. and a look at san jose, despite the sunshine, boy is it cold. 29 napa.
down to 26 in napa earlier. 28 petaluma. fir field in the 20s below freezing, and concord at 31 degrees. livermore has been sitting at 34. so we will slowly come out of the 20s and 30s and we will have some sunshine to warm us up. but we need the rain, right? chilly this morning. spare the air today. it's the seventh day. the south bay looks like will have the poorest air quality. you notice the haze there. it will just get warmer tomorrow. in fact, we could see 70 degrees in the south bay around the santa clara valley by monday. that does look to be the warmest day of the week. and another look outside. here's where we are going to sit today. right here. upper 50s to low 60 and averages, yep, in the upper 50s. so we are just about average, maybe a couple degrees above average for livermore, san jose and oakland. then it just gets warmer the next couple of days. we do have a cold front that will visit us. a stronger one toward the middle of the week. but it's not going to bring any
rain. we have double-barrel high pressure right now. a slight offshore flow has pushed the fog away. and the higher pressure putting pressure on the atmosphere, allowing for some down-sloping winds, poor air quality. that stagnate air mass and the jet stream well to the north. this is what it means for the week ahead for you. in the south bay low 60s tomorrow. that's about average. then 70 monday. near that on tuesday. here comes the cold front. the dry cold front. partly cloudy skies. mid-50s. cooler and then look at that high pressure builds back in by next weekend. so with the afternoon milder today, boy, the morning is still chilly. we have the wall nut creek half-marathon getting underway with 32 degrees in walnut creek. by noontime still cool, 51. around the bay, upper 50s to low 60s. for oakland, premont and san jose and palo alto, 61. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a spare the air today,
milder tomorrow, rising temperatures monday, tuesday a little change and the coolest day should be thursday and with more sunshine. we have another great weather resource for you to follow. live doppler 7hd on twitter or the latest bay area weather conditions, rain or shine, plus get video forecasts, spare the air alerts, power outage info and whether tweets from your favorite weather team. and we are definitely getting the word out on that spare the air. >> no burning. thanks, lisa. next from toddlers to brothers to fathers. the holiday tradition that's been going
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>> michigan is buried in snow, but it doesn't prevent the surfing. the water is just 45 degrees. waves are great. surfing in such cold weather requires wet suits with thermal interiors and specially-sealed seams. >> eyelashes can freeze and feet get cold, but i'm probably warmer than you are right now. maybe a little warmer. >> that's not true at all. these guys have another couple of weeks before the lake freezes and the surfing season ends. yikes.
check out this holiday tradition spanning more than three decades. it started in 1980. michael gray sitting on santa's lap. by '84 his brother joined him and over the next three decades it was a scene repeated over and over and now they have passed on the tradition to their children, who join them in the. picture. they hope to continue it far into the future. sure, why stop now? today a thousand south bay valleys will receive holiday gifts thanks to the hard work of hundreds of people. they have collected hundreds of presents over the last few months. last night they wrapped them in san jose and they will distribute them today throughout santa clara county. this is the toy drive's 29th year. >> well, you could be extra generous this holiday season with an addition until $7,000 cash in your pocket. that's how much you could win just for helping abc7 news fight hunger in the bay area.
when you click "give where you live" on our facebook page we will donate a dollar to the bay area's feeding america's food banks for you and you will be entered to win $7,000 cash. just think of all the good you could do with that money. we will announce the winner on december 19th. go to abc7 news facebook page and help us give where you live and spread the word so your friends can help too. san francisco mayor ed lee is the latest city leader to be immortalized on the walls of john's grill. lee's picture was unveiled at the restaurant yesterday. he joins power players like the late mayor moscone, william randolph hearst and abc7's own carolyn tyler. and another school shooting the day before the anniversary of the newtown, connecticut tragedy. what one bay area school is doing to help stop the violence. and the san francisco exploratorium expands into new territory. we will show you the provocative exhibit that could change perceptions of the mentally ill.
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>> welcome back. coming up at 8:30 and taking a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning to you. the south bay nice and sunny. we have another spare the air day today. look at these north by temperatures and also in the east bay, ranging from the upper 20s to the low to mid-30s. very cold out there with frost. we will be looking at mild weather not only today but overnight lows for the week ahead. let's stick with today. san jose will see highs in and around the 60-degree mark and even at the coast we will see mid-50s to near 60. fairly uniform around the bay with perhaps 61 in oakland. we will talk about a warmer temperatures and whether or not we see rain in the extended outlook. katie. >> lisa, thank you. this morning president obama marked the one year anniversary of the school shooting in new town, connecticut. it was just two hours ago. the president and first lady observed a moment of silence and lit candles in honor of the 26
children and educators who were killed he is sandy hook elementary cool. in his weekly address president obama says more must be done to prevent such tragedies. >> we haven't yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer. we have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. we have to do more to heel troubled minds. we have to do everything we can to protect our children from harm and make them feel loved and valued and cared for. the president also says the real change won't come from washington, but from the american public. since the newtown shooting, a bay area school has led the way in online discussions on gun violence and what students can do to stop it. education reporter leeann melendez tells us more.
>> i hope that people with mental health issues will be given professional help instead of guns. >> i hope they will do better background checks for new gun owners. >> their thoughts are words and words turn into action. these eighth graders at the middle school created hand cut-outs and wrote messages starting with "i hope." when done they uploaded the picture of their message on to a website called uclass.org. that's where teachers can access any kind of less son. one of the featured online lessons is called hands of hope. >> they really wanted to figure out a way to help teachers teach about sandy hook. events like this are very difficult to teach about. that when tragedies happen, when -- what are things you have done in response to that. >> jessica, a teacher, co-wrote the lesson with a former u.s. congresswoman gabby giffords, herself a victim of gun violence. and nicole, a parent whose son dillon was killed at sandy hook. laura opens up the topic of gun violence for discussion with her students. other teachers around the nation
who log on to the website follow her lead. hannah phelps, a student, says it's raising awareness. >> more people are aware of what's happening and people can reach out to each other and help each other in times like this when people aren't really sure what's happening. >> i hope people of all races, sexual orientations and ages will choose to come together instead of bullying each other. i think most people know about it, but they just don't know what to do about it. >> they hope it is a starting point about more discussion about what it means to be safe in schools today, how do we make sure we are safe and how do we integrate those conversations into school. >> all fourth and eighth graders at the school have already completed the hands of hopeless -- lands of hope lease son. in los altos, leeann melendez, abc7 news. happening today, volunteers will lay wreaths on headstone at san francisco's presidio national cemetery to honor veterans. the ceremony was scheduled to begin just a few minutes ago and is part of whether he wreaths as
america held every year on the second saturday of december. more than 400,000 wreaths will be placed nationwide by more than 150,000 volunteers. for 40 years san francisco's exploratorium has been known mostly for hands-on science and art. now they have an exhibit that focuses more on how people feel, think and interact. reporter dan ashley shows us an unusual exhibit on mental health. >> step inside the changing face of what is normal. >> the core of the exhibition are these objects that were discovered in the attic of a men it will health facility in upstate new york. the objects are now on loan to the exploratorium in san francisco, providing a rare glimpse into the lives of psychiatric patients over the last 100 years. these are the things patients brought with them to the psychiatric center and left behind when they moved or passed away. the staff would carefully pack up the belongings and store them
in the attic. >> when the hospital finally closed in 1995, there were more than 400 suitcases and trunks there. four employees volunteered, took their own time to wrap them up and turn them over to the new york state museum. >> then a couple years ago, john launched a kickstarter campaign with an online video to raise money to photograph those objects. >> it's almost as if it were a time capsule that was put away and forgotten about. >> the campaign brought in $18,000. more than double john's goal. >> the photographs tell a story, both about the time that the patients lived and the things they chose to bring with them. >> john's pictures are part of the exploratorium's exhibit. >> a box that was mailed to a patient at willard, and you can see it's his wooden leg and some shoes and the leather strap that was used to attach the leg to his body. >> karen miller is a psychiatrist who examined the items along with records.
it includes her comparisons between how patients were treated at willard then and how they would likely be treated now. the owner of this trunk was a nurse, admitted in 1914 with a condition known asdy men shaw precox. >> she did not have a psychotic illness. she had severe depression and she recovered at willard, but she never left. she was admitted at about age 40 and she lived to 102. >> the team that created this exhibit told us the more they learned about the patients, the more they liked and identified with many of them. the team hopes the objects will help visitors relate to the mentally ill in a new way and take away some of the stigma. >> really get people to understand that that is not a "we" situation, it's really an" "us" situation. >> that was dan ashley reporting. the exhibit will be at the exploratorium through next summer. abc7 is the museum's official
television partner. we have a link to their website on you are a website under "see it on tv." ahead on the saturday morning news, the do-it-yourself online comic strips. how the company is keeping up in the face of overwhelming demand. and taking a live look outside at 8:37. this is the view from our mt. tam cam. you see that haze in the air. a little bit of low fog but a lot of it is haze. that's why it is another spare the air alert day in the bay area. 7th actually. no woodburning today because of what you are seeing right now in this picture. lisa argen will h
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>> 8:40:00 a.m. on your saturday. a live look from the east bay hills camera back on the city of san francisco. check out the sky. a little bit of haze in the air. that's why it's a spare the air alert day again today. san francisco, looking at a high of 59 degrees today. >> after a lot of complaints, the national park service is backing off a plan to create a satellite parking lot to shuttle visitors to mere woods. on weekends they line the highway, creating a safety hazard and putting pressure on the creeks. the park service was considering a shuttle between a new parking lot on the highway near the trailhead, but that idea caused an uproar. the park service said they are looking at established parking
lots closer to mill valley. >> very busy spot there. >> yes. a popular place to go. >> a little hazy out there out a spare-the-air day. everyone looking at the sunshine. not warming tahoe up. 5 in truckee, 7 at the airport. low 40s in the higher elevations. any new snow, mother nature helping? i'll let you know when we return. >> thank you, lisa. also next, the warriors try to ground the rockets. larry beil has the hig
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>> welcome back, everyone. 8:44. glad you are with us on this saturday morning. here's a pretty picture from the exploratorium cam. the water looks gorgeous. maybe a reflection of some spider webs in the foreground. the air not quite as good, another spare the air day. at least it will be warm in san francisco. nearly 60 degrees. it's the app that may have changed your facebook news feed forever. this week the creator of the cartoons called bit strips paid a visit to san francisco. jonathan bloom caught up with them for a behind the scenes look at the strips that makes comic strips starring you. >> reporter: a few weeks ago i took a gamble, writing a story about an app i had never heard of, called bit strips.
well, the story was a home run, and so was the app. now with 30 billion users, bit strips are officially a thing. the guy who created them finally came up for air to give me the long-awaited interview. >> i have been making comics since i was a little kid. it was the favorite thing to do with my friends. officially. unofficially his friends call him bog. >> that's what my friends call me. >> he greets his users and introduced the new holiday comics. you can plug yourself in next to frosty. they make new cartoons every day. we have a small team. we have a little writers room that's led by me and some of the other cofounders. >> remember the writers room from "dick van dyke"? >> after his monologue alan flogs his writer and kicks the dog. here is the writer's room for bit strips. complete with comfy couches that they sent us from toronto.
we just sit there and write the comics. >> we do it in stick figures. we have a stock of index cards. >> eventually the index cards make it on to a giant wall, and if they are lucky, taken down and transformed into the full color cartoons you can add your own face to. that's the high-tech look. a lot of work went into it. >> it wasn't just about making the likeness of you, but it was about bringing emotion into about it and making it expressive. >> so expressive it was used to animate this french political ad. one politician announced her candidacy with bit strips and there was even a bit strips biography of nelson mandela. bog said it's only natural. >> it actually goes back to the beginning of history. people have been communicating with images and symbols, and it does say a lot more than text. >> and let's face it, writing isn't always easy. in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. ♪ dashing through the snow? a one-horse open slay ♪
>> recognize that guy? former abc7 news property don sanchez helping to collect donations and ring the bells. the event has become a holiday tradition with more than 100 people turning out to boost the 123rd red kettle season here in the bay area. that does look like fun. you can see how bundled up everyone is. san francisco is the warm spot. >> right. this morning they were down in into the low 40s but that was balmy compared to 26, which was reached in napa. as we take a look at live doppler 7hd. there still is a little fog out there, mainly in santa rosa, where the temperature is still below freezing at 29 degrees. so it has been a very cold morning out there. and a spare the air alert. once again, the 7th one for the winter season. you can see that the camera is shaking a little bit. those offshore winds will be picking up a little bit today and we have that inversion in
place. so that allows for the particulate matter to be compressed and capped. the pollutants mainly at the surface and the poor air quality, especially in the south bay. 35 san jose. redwood city coming up a few degrees. in the mid-30s in oakland. it was down to 33 half moon bay. that's coming up significantly. it is cooler around the peninsula this morning. also mountain view, hayward is chilly, and we can't budge out of the upper 20s for napa. 34 in petaluma with fairfield at 31. concord is below freezing and livermore 34 degrees this morning. so here here is a sunny shot ths morning with the chilly temperatures, spare the air again today. the milder pattern as an offshore flow and a ridge of high pressure to the east of us really gets underway tomorrow. that's going to dominate our weather for the next couple of days. so with the poor air quality in the south bay, everyone else has
medium air quality. so no woodburning today. the pacific satellite shows the double-barrel high pressure and the clockwise flow around the high, allowing for the easterly winds and it is not allowing the storm track to get anywhere near the bay area. so the dominant weather feature right here for the next several days. then we will get an area of low pressure dropping to the south. it will influence our weather in terms of temperatures, maybe some cloud cover. but it's a cut-off low and that will allow for the outlook to remain dry. it looks like we are going to stay that way into next week, as well. so as the highs climb the next up couple of days, the lows will not be as cold. here's santa rosa for the week ahead. you notice another freezing night tonight but mid-30s monday and tuesday. so a little bit milder. then we will dip again overnight midweek when we get the cooler numbers. so single digits in the sierra nevada. then 48. 64 in monterey. santa ana winds.
gusty offshore winds in southern california. 74 today for los angeles. not that warm here, but still it will mild with 61 this afternoon in fremont, as well as san jose. look for 62 in morgan hill with cloverdale coming in at about 64. if you are thinking already for the raiders tomorrow, yu, it's going to be sunny and mild. low 60s and the sun setting at 4:52. the accuweather seven-day forecast, spare the air today, milder tomorrow. the warmest day monday, a little change tuesday and a little cooler tuesday but the coolest day is thursday with extra cloud cover and dry. below average for friday. so no rain. >> disappointing. >> the driest san francisco on record now. >> thanks, lisa. in sports tonight the san jose sharks open their three-game road trip in nashville against the predators. last night at oracle arena the warriors tried to avenge last week's loss to dwight howard and the rockets. here's abc7 news sports director
liri beil with this morning's sports. good morning, everybody. warriors backup center jermaine o'neal had surgery on a torn ligament in his right wrist. could be out about two months. especially troubling on a evening when you are facing dwight howard and the rockets. at oracle, nba great bernard king honored for his induction into the hall of fame. played a couple years with golden state. and jeremy lin. lin-sanity. warriors down early. harrison barnes gliding in for the two-handed slam. you want to see some thunder here. james harden and this is with authority! my goodness. end of first quarter. warriors need more from david lee this season. he responds 23 points, 10 boards. but you know it's your night when dwight howard, of all people, are sitting threes all alone in the corner and knocks it down. his first three of the year. rockets up 7 at the half. third quarter, somebody want to guard james harden, please? he had 26. and spaeth, 16 points. 9 boards. and warriors up 1.
85-84. but patrick beverly, the last guy you are going to worry about, hit big shots late and the rockets win it 116-112. on to the nfl. the 49ers will be reunited with an old friend sunday in tampa. hoping they don't actually see too much of him. that's da'sean goldson. goldson, a strong safety, he left the 49ers for a $41 million offer from the buccaneers. tight end vernon davis keeps in touch with him. he knows exactly what to expect when they meet on the field. >> i think da'sean is probably one of the most talented guys when it comes to making tackles. he's fast, he's quick. and when he hits you it's a strike. you know, it's not like a -- you know, it's not one of those things, it's a strike. he can do it head-on. you know, i enjoy seeing it, especially when he was here. but i'm on the other side of the bar now. college football news, nick saban will stay at alabama with a handsome raise after
leveraging the texas job which, by the way, isn't even vacant yet. save an getting a contract extension worth between $7 million and $7.5 million a year. bama happily paid up to make sure that saban, who led them to three national titles, did not bolt to texas where matt brown is expected to resign. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> next, the results of the $425 million mega millions draw. we will tell you how big the jackpot will grow on tuesday.
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night's $425 million mega-millions draw. 19, 24, 26, 27, 70, meganumber 12. but forget all that. nobody won it. the jackpot rolls over to the 21st straight time since a major game revamp in october. tuesday night's jackpot estimated at $550 million. the second largest mega-millions jackpot ever. the odds of matching all six numbers are about 1 in 259 million. it was previously 1 in 176 million. >> happening now, 'tis the season for giving and happening today some bikers will be hopping on their motorcycles all for a good cause. others part of their 24th annual toy run, bikers from the golden gate harley club will deliver gifts to sick children at the san mateo medical center. donated toys and cash will be
collected during registration, which got underway at 8:30, so that's well underway. more than than 75 motorcycles and passengers are expected to take part in today's run. that will be a sight to see, for sure. hopefully everyone is well-bund 8th up. >> i think we are all used to the frigid mornings with temperatures in the 20s and 30s around the bay. 61 in oakland and fremont and san jose, as well as napa. tonight another frosty night, a spare-the-air day today. milder tomorrow and the warmest day should be monday. so our overnight lows will be moderating somewhat. then we look for cooler weather, but it stays dry. >> stays dry. all right. thank you, lisa. thank you all for joining us on abc7 is the day morning news. abc7 news continues at 5:00 p.m. have a great day, everyone!
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