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good afternoon. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. larry beil and ama daetz are off today. >> a beautiful hot day at the beach in early october. people are still soaking up the sun in santa cruz as temperatures soar into the 80s and 90s. really nearly everywhere. >> but the hot weather isn't helping fire conditions gone from very high to extreme all around the region. >> abc 7 news reporter david louie is live from palo alto where people are doing whatever they can to stay safe during this has it alert. >> reporter: so true. this heat will really put a test to school loyalty. you see the empty stands over there? that's the visiting team's side.
that will be filled by people from cupertino from wilcox high school supporters. notice how empty they are, because they are in the direct sun. you won't blame them if they don't want to take those seats. school districts are taking special precautions during this heat wave. these fourth and fifth graders at painter elementary have an option. after lunch they can take recess or stay inside where it's cooler and watch a movie. most are staying indoors. >> we would rather be somewhere cool and fresh than being hot outside. >> reporter: besides after lunch movies, the 24 schools in the district get to do other special procedures during heat waves. children are encouraged to drink lots of water and refill their own bottles. if they do hit the playground, they will be closely watched. >> there are plenty of people out on yard duty. the principals are out just kind of monitoring kids to make sure that some of the younger kids that might need to be reminded that it's really hot and maybe
take a little break. >> reporter: heat waves also trigger heavy demand for beverage ice. san jose ice company has six trucks making nonstop deliveries that will stretch all weekend long with temperatures in the 90s. customers often underestimate how much ice they will go through. >> they order maybe 1,000 pounds of ice saturday and they call again on sunday, we need another 1,000 pounds. so we work very hard. >> reporter: the ice rink was packed this hot afternoon where the inside temperature is about 50 degrees. >> it's so hot outside, we couldn't think of anything else to do except come to the ice rink where it's not 95 degrees. >> reporter: why are you wearing gloves? >> because it's cold on the ice rink. >> reporter: how cold is it? >> really cold. >> reporter: do you welcome it on such a hot day? >> i don't know. >> reporter: a heat wave may be welcome to some but maybe not to football players suiting up for friday night's games. david louie, abc 7 news. spencer christian's here with a look at how hot it got.
>> how hot did it get? >> we are far away from records but we are under hot conditions. we had 90s all over the place. here's live doppler 7 hd. you see we have sunny skies across the entire bay area as we have had the last few days. these are the highs so far. 97 at cloverdale, 95 santa rosa. 92 here in san francisco so far. also 93 in fremont, 94 in concord, livermore. 82 at half moon bay. it's been another hot day. we don't have the final officials highs in yet. heat advisory remains in effect for the bay area until 9:00 tonight. risk of heat related illness is high under these conditions and even tomorrow, a heat advisory is in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. the coast, however, tomorrow will be excluded. today, all parts of the bay area are included but tomorrow, it will be just for the bay and inland. the coast will begin to cool tomorrow as we get a little bit of a sea breeze. here's the first forecast as we look at the golden gate under mainly sunny skies. clear and mild this evening,
bright clear skies tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon, mild at the coast -- i should say warm at the coast and hot inland. but again, coastal cooling will begin tomorrow as fog arrives late in the day. we will get a sea breeze. it will still be hot inland for one more day but coastal cooling brings relief. >> thanks, spencer. track the record-breaking heat with the abc 7 news weather app. get it from the app store or on google play. you can also find more information at abc 7 news.com/apps. we have developing news right now. a man in san francisco has been diagnosed with enterovirus 68. >> the child was dismissed last month, treated and discharged in good condition. >> test results are just coming in. enterovirus is spreading quickly among children across the united states. there are more than 500 cases now. it causes flu-like symptoms, fever, sometimes limb paralysis, and in rare cases, death. >> health officials say to seek medical care for testing if your child shows respiratory distress
or any kind of breathing problem. two children in alameda county and another in santa cruz county have been diagnosed with enterovirus. >> there is no vaccine or cure but there is treatment as the virus runs its course. here are basic tips to protect you and your family from catching enterovirus. wash your hands often with soap and water. avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. cough into your sleeve or elbow. and if you or your kids are sick, stay home. don't go to work or school. now to the other disease everyone is talking about and concerned about. u.s. government officials are doing everything they possibly can to prevent the spread of the deadly ebola virus. >> the white house today laid out its plan to coordinate national efforts to contain ebola. doctors in texas are optimistic about the health of the latest victim. >> reporter elizabeth herr has the story from dallas. >> reporter: a mother anxious and nervous. >> very frightening experience. >> reporter: is still grateful she will soon be reunited with
her son, ashoka >> he was very much aware of the risks and tried to take every precaution possible. unfortunately, still he became sick. >> reporter: 33-year-old spent the last three years in liberia. his mother in rhode island says he will be flown back to the u.s. on sunday to receive further treatment. >> it's certainly not impossible that other people will come back from having been exposed and develop ebola here. >> reporter: for now, this dallas apartment still ground zero, with another ebola patient, thomas eric duncan's family, quarantined. police are stationed outside. inside, haz/mat crews finally cleaning, disinfecting and removing the sheets duncan slept on while sick and contagious. >> even as we speak now, we don't have the permits in place to dispose of the soiled items. it will be in a sealed container
and guarded. >> reporter: apologetic officials explained finding available and willing crews was a challenge but report progress is being made and now they believe only 50 people had actual contact with duncan. >> most of those individuals are at low risk. there are about ten individuals that are at higher risk and so we continue to watch those individuals very carefully. >> reporter: in the meantime, officials say duncan's family will now be moved to an undisclosed location for their own safety. elizabeth herr, abc news, dallas. developing news. a north korean capital, pyongyang, is under lockdown as reports swirl about an attempted military coup against kim jong-un, according to sources quoted in the british newspaper, the telegram. a conflicting report says the reason un has been missing from the public eye is that he fractured both ankles and had surgery. un became leader of north korea after his father, kim jong-il,
died in 2011. an attorney for the family of ja hai mcmath says tests show the teen is not brain-dead. she went into cardiac arrest following surgery at children's hospital oakland. the alameda county coroner issued a death certificate for her ten months ago. her family then moved the 13-year-old to a new jersey facility where she has been kept on life support. they claim tests detected brain activity last week. >> what comes next is to prove to everybody that she is alive so that she can get help. because nobody wants to help anybody that's dead. >> her family does admit the teenager suffered severe brain damage. their attorneys hope to have a court hearing next thursday. a broken water main in san francisco's bayview district created a huge mess overnight. several homes were flooded as streets turned into rivers. bridge news reporter matt keller has more.
>> reporter: the trouble started bubbling over just after midnight on key street near key avenue. a 12 inch water main ruptured, sending millions of gallons of water gushing into about a half dozen homes in the bayview district. >> unbelievable. never seen nothing quite like it before. >> reporter: sky 7 hd shows the huge project after the cleanup effort as crews worked to repair the section of damaged pipe. earlier that morning, a sinkhole started forming around a car parked over the water main break. a tow truck was called in to save the car. residents did what they could to keep the wet stuff out of their dry homes. the fire department got creative. >> all you do is take a three inch line, charge it with water from a hydrant. >> reporter: heavy equipment was brought in for repairs that lasted long into the morning. workers with the san francisco public utilities commission say they see about 100 water main breaks a year but one this big is rare. >> this is on the more severe side. many of the pipeline breaks are smaller pipes that release less water, that affect fewer people.
so this is on the high side, definitely. we'll have one or two a year this severe. >> reporter: water is expected to be restored to all customers today. the good news for homeowners, the bill for damage caused by the mess will go to the city. matt keller, abc 7 news. the giants keep rolling into the post season. >> we have great news. they just took game one in the national league division series, beating the washington nationals 3-2. >> going our way so far. the rookie broke the ice with the single that scored a run in the third inning. >> the giants followed with runs in the fourth and seventh innings to go ahead 3-0. then washington's big bats came alive. >> no doubt here. bryce harper homered to get the nationals on board. cabrera homered in the seventh. >> with the giants playing an afternoon game in washington, a lot of folks stretched their lunch hours out a long time in the bay area. we caught up with fans playing close attention to all the action. this is on battery street in san
francisco's financial district. reaction on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> giants fans come in all varieties. check out lola, a loyal fan who never watches the game without her orange ribbons. >> we would love to see your fan pictures. you can e-mail them or tweet them to us. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, enjoying the music while trying to beat the heat. we will take you for a live report. are you catching a flight this weekend? we will explain why it's probably a good idea to call ahead. economic news that has president obama crowing. numbers on jobs we have not seen since the 1990s. taking a look at traffic outside in the east bay. this looks like interstate 80. am i right on that? >> that's right. >> it is slow and go. typical friday afternoon. bring your patience. we'll be right back.
well, it could take months for financial giant jpmorgan to fix a massive hack of its breached computer programs. chase admitted yesterday the breach was much larger than first thought. 76 million households and seven million small businesses in all making it the largest breach yet. now the "new york times" reports the massive cyberattack may have left the company vulnerable to another one. the company says names, addresses and phone numbers were exposed but that the hackers never accessed account information, passwords or other highly sensitive details. if you're planning to fly this weekend, you need to know
there are still delays at chicago's two airports. remember last week an arson attack at regional communications center shut down midway and o'hare for hours. it disrupted more than 2,000 flights and that combined with a night of storms led to the cancellation of about 200 flights at o'hare this morning and half hour delays at both airports. the federal aviation administration hopes to return the damaged facility to full service by october 13th. golden gate park concert goers are basking in the sun as the sound of bluegrass and a variety of other music fills the air. abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman is live from the partly strictly bluegrass festival which is aptly named. >> reporter: it is. some days this job does not feel like work. this would be one of them. they are expecting 750,000 to a million people to come in here by sunday night. the biggest hits so far, john prime, he was supposed to go on
at 2:40. now he's going on in a few minutes. other than that, hardly strictly is smooth as silk. beautiful day, beautiful people. >> in my heart i'm still a hippie of 20. >> reporter: wait a minute. a warning, they want us to use sunscreen. they want us to hydrate. they do not want us to medicate. at hardly strictly bluegrass, they do have a medical tent and yes, they are worried about the heat. >> got any cures for deafness? >> no. ear plugs. >> reporter: too late. whether you came here for buckwheat or bill kirkland or so much fun or any of almost 100 other acts, the continuing gift of a free concert to san francisco opened up again today in golden gate park. >> this particular event is like how many different people can you find. it's a bluegrass event which i love the bluegrass music, but there's people, hreggae is thei
predominant music, it gathers people who aren't even interested in bluegrass all together under this music. cool. >> reporter: just remember, organizers expect almost a million people by the time it ends on sunday night. so if you're coming, pace yourself. >> if you were your mother, what would you tell you? >> oh, my gosh. be careful. >> hydrate. >> wear sturdy shoes. >> reporter: on both feet. in san francisco at golden gate park, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. you can't ask for better weather to go outside and enjoy that music. >> spencer christian is outside with a look. >> i just finished a bottle of water myself. stay hydrated in this hot weather. it's lovely. here's live doppler 7 hd. we have sunny skies all across the bay area. do be careful in the heat. limit strenuous outdoor activity. a beach hazard statement is in effect through this weekend for our south-facing beaches, north bay coach, monterey bay.
a long period southwesterly swell is producing the risk of strong rip currents mainly for marin. these are current conditions. 92 degrees at san francisco. that's our high so far today. 87 in oakland. 93, san carlos. 90, san jose. morgan hill, 95. 81 right now at half moon bay. how about this view looking over the bay. it's 95 right now in santa rosa. 93 in napa. fairfield, 94. concord and livermore also 94. we've got blue sky over the golden gate bridge as we take a look at the first forecast. it will be hot inland this week but the coastal areas will cool down a bit. heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow into the -- evening, i should say, for all the bay area except the coast, which will be cooling down tomorrow with a sea breeze developing. that cooling will spread to other areas by early next week. satellite image shows a big dome
of high pressure, the hot air mass still dominating the weather picture, bringing hot weather inland and around the bay tomorrow but the coast will begin cooling down. here's why. here's the wind forecast. we have had offshore winds the last couple mornings that heated the bay area up quickly early in the day, but the shift is under way now that will bring us an afternoon sea breeze by tomorrow as fog starts to travel down along the coastline. so cooler at the coast tomorrow and it will be cooler in all areas eventually. overnight, look for clear skies and relatively mild conditions with low temperatures mainly in the upper 50s to right around 60. little bit cooler in the north bay valleys as it has been the last couple nights. mid 50s at santa rosa and napa. tomorrow, look for sunny skies in the south bay with high temperatures generally in the low to mid 90s, up to about 97 at morgan hill. 99 in gilroy. 92, san jose. on the peninsula, upper 80s to low 90s. 92 tomorrow at redwood city, 91 at palo alto and mountain view.
it hit 90 in pacifica today. 79 at half moon bay. downtown san francisco tomorrow, only 82 degrees after a high so far of 90 today. north bay highs, 93 at santa rosa and napa, 92 in sonoma. in the east bay, 85 in oakland. 90 at castro valley and fremont. the inland east bay, mid to upper 90s. 97 in livermore. 96, walnut creek. 95 in concord and fairfield. the accuweather seven day forecast, slightly cooler inland, only mid 90s on sunday inland. then monday, only up to about 90 in the warmest inland areas as the heat recedes. next week will be much more comfortable and more seasonal as the highs drop into the low 80s next week. inland, low 70s around the bay, 60s on the coast. dan and cheryl? >> thank you. coming up next, if your children don't want to look like everyone else this halloween, we will show you the costumes they should avoid. new after 4:30, the baby elephant who fell down and went boom.
adorably. it didn't have to wait long to get some help. let's go outside, this is the 680 interchange in walnut creek. as you can see, at this moment in time, traffic moving nicely in both directions. trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth: 46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs. the three provisions in 46 will reduce medical errors and protect patients. save money and save lives. yes on 46.
other favorites includes princess princesses, a lot of animals, super heroes and the villains they chase. >> princess anna and queen elsa [ inaudible ]. >> we are introduced to the stars who are warming things up on sunday night's abc show "once upon a time." >> everything is new. it's super exciting and nervewracking. >> reporter: she stepped directly out of college at the university of north carolina and into the world of storybrook to play anna for the new season of "once upon a time." >> elsa -- >> please, i want to be alone. >> reporter: she says there is one thing she can promise loyal "frozen" fans. >> joy. i think if they love the movie and they love these characters,
it brings me so much joy so i hope that the fans have as much fun watching it as i do getting into it. >> i'm still queen. i can't abandon the kingdom. >> reporter: georgina hague plays her big sister, elsa. her casting of the role came down to the wire. she auditioned via videotape from a tropical island while on her honeymoon. >> it all happened so fast. i got cast the week before, we were shooting the first episode so luckily i didn't have enough time to really let it all sink in and i don't think it has all sunk in, really. i got the audition and i knew i had to do it so i very kindly asked my new husband if he would read for anna. he did an accent and everything. he did a really good job. yeah, we taped it and sent it off and you know, i watched "frozen" and we found out on the last day that i got it. it was a nice wedding present. >> reporter: once upon a time
airs sunday night at 8:00 on abc 7. just ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, tensions bubbling over in berkeley over the soda tax campaign. signs that keep disappearing. also, pro-democracy protesters in hong kong have canceled a highly anticipated meeting with government officials. and the promises president obama made to a latino group on the issue of immigration reform.
here are the headlines on abc 7 news at 4:30. the terrorist group isis has reportedly beheaded another person. "world news tonight" says isis appears to behead british captain alan henning. the american under attack, a 26-year-old aid worker. a young patient in san francisco has been diagnosed with enterovirus v-68. more than 500 people in the u.s. have contracted the illness. enterovirus causes flu-like symptoms, possible limb paralysis and in rare cases, death. two children in alameda county and one in solano county have been diagnosed with enterovirus. in berkeley, tensions are rising over that proposed soda tax vote. signs that oppose the tax have actually been taken down. one incident led to a heated confrontation that was actually caught on video.
abc 7 news reporter laura anthony joins us from berkeley with the details. >> reporter: the issue here is the campaign signs like the one behind me. people say their signs have been disappearing at an alarming rate so they decided to investigate by taking some cell phone video. they did catch some people apparently taking the signs but the other side says those people have nothing to do with them. >> excuse me, sir. was that you stealing those signs? >> i'm not stealing. >> it's our sign. >> reporter: it's supposed to be about whether berkeley will impose a soda tax. measure d has devolved into a battle over lawn signs. >> are those your signs? >> yes. >> i placed those signs there a few hours ago. >> reporter: that's according to the field director for the no on measure d campaign, who shot these videos with his cell phone showing people taking down the no signs from various traffic circles around town. >> they have been going missing. >> reporter: leon says he decided to record those taking
down the signs after they kept disappearing. >> you've had a few hundred between posters and signs, a few hundred go missing. we decided to put some up, see if we could catch some folks. within a few minutes of us putting up the lawn signs, we caught a few folks stealing them on video. >> none of our staff or people working on the campaign as far as we know are involved in taking down any signs in berkeley. >> reporter: the campaign staunchly denies any involvement in removing the opposition's placards, even sending an e-mail today to supporters reminding them it's hands-off. >> what i have seen in those videos is residents cleaning up their neighborhoods. they don't like those signs being placed illegally in public property and they have taken them down on their own free will. >> you put your chest on me. >> reporter: abc 7 news talked with this guy who told us off camera he doesn't have a position for or against measure d. he just considers the signs a blight in his neighborhood and wanted them gone. >> can we have our signs back? >> reporter: laura anthony, abc 7 news. despite all that's happening
in the world, polls show the economy is still the most important issue on the minds of americans. today there was a report on hiring we haven't seen in the u.s. in years. the labor department says the economy created 248,000 jobs in september. those new jobs helped lower the unemployment rate to 5.9%, the lowest since july of 2008. in a further sign of strength, 69,000 more jobs were created in july and august than previously estimated. president obama hailed the report during an appearance at an indiana manufacturing plant. he says america is on pace for the strongest job growth since the 1990s and that's not all. >> over the past 55 months, our businesses have now created 10.3 million new jobs. now, that happens to be the longest uninterrupted stretch of job growth in the private sector in american history.
>> the president says the u.s. has created more jobs than all of europe, japan and all advanced economies combined. the unemployment data was generally stronger than wall street analysts anticipated. the dow finished up 208 points, closing above 17,000 again. the nasdaq composite was also up, rising 45 points and the s & p 500 recorded a 21 point gain. all those economic numbers are welcome news for the president just weeks before the midterm elections. his administration and democrats are up for re-election and they are concerned the lack of any immigration reform could hurt them with one of their voter bases, latinos. >> reporter: president obama a month before midterm elections -- >> yes we can, if we vote. >> reporter: trying to keep these vital voters motivated with another promise to act soon
on immigration. >> so this is not a question of if but when. >> reporter: the president, speaking thursday to the congressional hispanic caucus institute, as frustration mounts about the lack of change to u.s. immigration policy. the anger vented by a heckler. [ [ inaudible ] ] >> im about to get to that. >> reporter: even in a year when record numbers of mothers and children's streamed across the southern border, congress stalled. house republicans refusing to vote on immigration reform. speaker john boehner on this week with an explanation. >> we had a flood of children coming across the border, once again proving that no good immigration bill can pass until we have real border security. the only way to do it and frankly the right way to do it is do it in a broad bipartisan way. >> reporter: no hope of that this year from a deeply divided congress and the president has delayed taking any executive action until after the midterms. president obama now promising he will do what he can before the
end of the year, but saying real reform will take congressional action and only voters can motivate that. >> i've got to have you talk to your constituents and your communities and you've got to get them out to vote. >> reporter: the president today is touting encouraging new numbers on job growth, hoping all voters will consider the economic gains made during his time in office. abc news, washington. a video showing the apparent beheading of a british hostage by an isis fighter has surfaced on the internet that appears to show 47-year-old alan henning kneeling beside a militant dressed in black in a desert setting. he was taken prisoner soon after crossing the border from turkey into syria to deliver aid. the video ends with a fighter singling out an american as the next victim. australia is now joining the fight against isis with its planes striking targets in iraq. today's decision came from seven cabinet ministers who make up australia's national security committee. the prime minister tony abbott
told reporters that australia's deployment to iraq could be lengthy and quote, months rather than weeks. australia has already sent six fighter jets to the middle east after the u.s. requested help to fight isis more than two weeks ago. pro-russian rebels are pressing to seize a key airport in eastern ukraine despite fierce resistance by government forces. there are reports of three rebel tanks firing at the main terminal of donetsk airport. sniper shots rang out around the area. this is a video of a fire at the airport yesterday. fighting has intensified this week, threatening to derail the truce declared on september 5th. at least 32 people were killed today in a stampede in eastern india. thousands were returning home following a major hindu festival. the stampede was triggered by rumors that an electrical wire had fallen on people. stampedes are sadly not uncommon during the festivals where large
crowds gather in areas with few crowd control measures. plans have been canceled for protesters to meet with hong kong officials over election reforms. that decision followed more street clashes today. leaders of the hong kong federation of students say they saw no choice but to cancel the talks after mobs of people tried to drive activists from the streets. students have occupied hong kong's financial district, a global banking capital, for the last week. >> they can't carry on like this! >> activists select candidates running to be hong kong's next chief executive. the current tension marks the biggest challenge to beijing's authority since china took control of the former british colony in 1997. high-ranking roman catholic clergy will talk about marriage and family issues when they begin a two week long meeting on sunday. pope francis says he wants frank
and open discussions. other vatican officials claim no issue will be off-limits. topics including divorce, birth control, sex outside of marriage, along with the church's stand on gays and lesbians have dominated the debate. >> this is an international meeting. we are not talking just about north america or europe where issues like divorce and remarriage are very much in the forefront. there are issues of polygamy in other countries and other continents so we will somehow have to deal with all these things. >> talks about continue after participants leave the vatican and final proposals will come out next year. just ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, the naked truth about a man who disrupted travelers at an east coast airport. they weren't happy with police, either. i'm spencer christian looking down on to the bay from the east bay hills camera. another sunny, hot day around the bay area, but a cooling sea breeze is on the way. i'll have the accuweather forecast in just a moment. taking a look now at the san mateo bridge. looks like friday lights.
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wild scene. a passenger captured this cell phone video of a naked man going berserk in atlanta. he screamed about his love for jesus and he was going to heaven. police eventually subdued the man with a taser. this happened yesterday. some passengers say it took 20 minutes for police to respond. officers say they were there in seven. they add that the man will likely face criminal charges. >> my goodness gracious. all right. nothing like that here. let's head outside with a look at weather. >> spencer christian's back with the weekend forecast. >> hot enough just to take off the tie but i will stop there. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have sunny skies and hot conditions all across the bay area. san francisco hit a high so far today of 92 degrees. here's a live view looking towards the golden gate. give you a look at some of today's highs versus the records from this date. you can see virtually all locations are well below the record highs for this date except monterey, which actually tied its record high for this
date, 96 degrees set back in 1985. on we go to a look at the national weather picture for tomorrow, at least for the 48 contiguous states. it will be showery in parts of the upper midwest, across the great lakes into new england but most of the remainder of the nation will be sunny and dry, although a cool blast is coming to the upper midwest. look for highs tomorrow of only 49 in minneapolis, 48 in chicago. certainly warm down across the southern tier of states. hot over in phoenix, with a high of 99. across the state of california tomorrow, it will be another hot day with highs of 97 in sacramento, 98 fresno. 97 in los angeles. 104, palm springs. here in the bay area, it will still be hot inland tomorrow and around the bay, heat advisory for all areas except the coast tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and how about conditions at golden gate park tomorrow for the second day of hardly strictly bluegrass? it will be hardly strictly sunny and warm with high temperatures in golden gate park getting up into the mid 70s tomorrow.
it will be a lovely day. not an extremely warm day but enjoying bluegrass and other forms of music. dan and cheryl? >> thanks very much. from music to a very rare sight. take a look at this. that is an albino hummingbird in louisiana. >> the homeowner stood still for several hours to get photographic proof of this tiny bird. >> she called a local bird watching group and learned that less than 100 sightings have been reported in the americas. the completely white bird has been nicknamed miracle. just ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, a new way to get your kicks on route 66. cruising to america the beautiful. it's not just entertainment but an experiment as well. also ahead, an easy way to get the serving of fruits and veggies that you need each and every day. 7 on your side's michael
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you have to watch this amazing story. it's a rescue in zurich when a six week old elephant fell while trying to climb out of a small ditch. the zoo keeper didn't rescue him but look what happens. two grown-up elephants came to the rescue, using their trunks and tusks to get baby back on her feet. not clear if one was her mother but they typically have a tight bond and adults often watch out for babies who aren't theirs. after they got the little one up, they walked her out of the ditch by a much safer route. >> they literally rushed to its aid. that's wild. one stretch of that iconic route 66 highway in new mexico is singing a new tune literally. hopes are drivers there will learn to sing along, too. could you make that out? it's "america the beautiful" played by rumble strips imbedded into a section of old route 66 near albuquerque. it's called a singing road and is designed to get people to
slow down. kotv reporter megan cruz explains how it works. >> reporter: all you have to do is reduce your speed to 45 miles an hour, then aim for a strip on the right side of the road and -- voila, "america the beautiful." >> the road was paid for by the national geographic channel for a show called "crowd control." the show conducts social experiments to see what changes people's behavior. >> i love that. i want to go there. you have heard this before. you need at least five servings of fruits and veggies a day. juicing is a way to get there. >> americans are catching on. sales of juicers are up 25% in the past year. >> do you want to get in on this health trend? consumer reports tests juicers to find the very best. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has the story. >> you have heard it before. you need at least five servings of fruits and veggies a day. juicing offers a way to up that number and americans are catching on. sales of juicers are up 25% in
the past year. want to get in on the health trend? consumer reports tests juicers to find the best. farmers markets offer the bounty of the season but whether you're buying peaches, berries or leafy greens, it's easy to end up with too much produce. so what to do with it all? juicing, there's an option. consumer reports tested 13 juicers. extractors spin very fast to separate the juice from the pulp. they produce less pulpy, frothier juice. whole press juicers make juice by slowly crushing and mashing produce. >> auger style juicers tend to be more expensive but they produce more pulp which can make for a more nutritious juice. >> convenience is also of key importance. >> it won't do you any good if you don't like using it. we paid really close attention to things like how easy the machine is to assemble, how easy it is to clean, the size of the
feed tube. if it's a wider feed tube, it's less time spent chopping fruits and vegetables. >> for example, it took a lot of time to scrub out bits of pulp from this bella nutra pro juicer model 1369. the best of the bunch, this extractor style juicer from juice man beat out other pricier models. it cost $70. the best of the auger style, this one that cost $400. don't juice up everything you buy. eating whole fruits and veggies is even better for you. consumer reports says rather than buying a juicer, you might consider using a blender or food processor. that way you will get all the nutrients plus fiber. michael finney, 7 on your side. coming up next, the innovation summit at google where young latinas are being told to think big. new at 5:00, police conduct. why it's being called into question in a domestic violence case against the 49ers' ray mcdonald.
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last man standing comes on at 8:00 followed by shark tank at 9:00 and a new 20/20 at 10:00. then i will see you for abc 7 news at 11:00. use abc 7 to watch abc to catch all those shows live on the go with your smart phone, tablet or computer. visit watch abc.com for details or down:load the free app by searching watch abc in your app store. abc 7 is honoring hispanic heritage month with posts to our instagram feed. today we recognize the bay area teens for video game innovation by the entertainment software foundation in washington, d.c. more details on instagram at abc 7 news bay area. bay area technology companies like google are reaching out to young hispanic girls and encouraging them to pursue projects and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. >> abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez joins us from mountain view with that story. >> reporter: today's summit was about networking, about exposing
tech companies owned by latinas but just as important is to encourage young girls to pursue a s.t.e.m. career. these young latina girls are interested in aviation. some of them may make it a career. to get there, they need a lot of encouragement and good mentors. in march, they will all go to san carlos to learn what it takes to fly a plane. these are girls interested in s.t.e.m. courses, many enrolled in after school programs to learn new tech skills. >> fifth grade is when girls start to lose interest in math and science. we need to get them there, not wait until they are in high school. >> reporter: tech companies are realizing many of these girls will some day be part of their work force. >> latinas in general will be 40% of the millenials in the u.s. half of that will be women. >> reporter: without enough local hires, companies will be forced to look outside of the country. many already do.
>> this is not just the problem of the company. this is also a problem of the educational system. the educational system needs to reform. bring in more opportunities for kids to be exposed to science, advanced sciences, mathematics, technology. >> reporter: the latinas think big innovation summit was hosted by google. its purpose is to help increase the number of latinas in s.t.e.m. careers and tech companies by making connections. this is the development of an agency in washington, d.c. she says businesses owned by latinas are growing rapidly. >> those are promising statistics. the goal obviously is to move into the industries of tomorrow and making sure they grow. >> reporter: this is the third stop of a national tour to show what latinas can bring to the technology front. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. >> thank you for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. stay right here. cheryl and i are, because abc 7
news at 5:00 starts right now. stunning claims about an open teenager declared brain dead. the reaction tonight from bay area experts. the enterovirus spreads in the bay area. another child sickened. what doctors tell us tonight. also, the cop who went to see 49er ray mcdonald. why his conduct is being called into question. down the drain, between a water main break and sheared-off fire hydrant. the incredible volume of water lost right in the middle of the drought. i'm abc 7 meteorologist. we soared into the 90s for a second day but relief from the heat is in sight. the details with the accuweather seven-day forecast. the family of an oakland teenager insists this is no hoax. they say they have proof this young girl is not brain dead. >> we have mri evidence, eeg
evidence, and we have a number of neurologists. >> the family of jahai mcmath says they want her declared alive again. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. jahai mcmath was declared brain dead when she was 13. she went into cardiac arrest after routine surgery. since then, she has been on a ventilator in new jersey. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim is outside the family attorney's office in san francisco. >> reporter: jahai's mother insists she is not crazy and she says video clips confirm it. jahai mcmath's family says this video is proof the oakland teenager is alive despite having been declared brain dead in december. in this clip, her mother asks her daughter to move her foot. >> very good. very good. >> reporter: in another clip, jahai is shown moving her arm.
>> very good! >> reporter: she and other family members gathered at their attorney's office to present what they believe is evidence that jahai is not brain dead. here's a photo of jahai about to get an mri in the presence of experts retained by the family and an image of what attorney chris dolan says is of the child's brain. >> there's her mri. this is unequivocal proof that jahae mcmath has not had her brain liquefied. >> the problem is while those are very interesting findings they don't have anything to do with being able to really evaluate definitively whether a patient is brain dead. >> reporter: bioethics professor here has not seen the so-called evidence but doubts the girl is alive. she says it is random for such people to have random body movement. >> if you videotape long enough you will have random movements that coincide roughly with instructions. >> reporter: despite the critics, her mother presses on. she demands the death