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fire. first, take a close look at what they found on the floor. debris, burned-up debris from fireworks. firefighters do think that's what caused this fire that happened in the garage. the family who lives here has been displaced. two adults and a child. even though this just happened, firefighters were quick to zero in on what happened. >> we had a fire investigator on the scene that reported the cause of the fire as illegal fireworks started that breached the wall and made it to the garage. >> reporter: vallejo firefighters got the call about 1:15 this morning to come here in vallejo. they estimated there's about $100,000 worth of damage that was done to this home. no one was hurt in this fire. reporting live in vallejo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. an effort by oakland police and firefighters to crack down on illegal fireworks seems to have done little good.
check that out. people began launching fireworks throughout the city before the sun went down last night. neighbors reported seeing illegal fireworks everywhere. peter croft posted this video on youtube and we're still waiting to hear how many people were caught by police. >> this is the first year san jose offered an online form on its city website and an app so you could report people using illegal fireworks. we understand almost 300 people used that. the very raised fines this year in hopes that people would go to organized events instead of shooting off their own. investigators have not ruled out illegal fireworks for sparking a fire that drove a woman and her dog from their home in the oakland hills. abc 7 news was there as firefighters looked for hot spots inside a burned-out duplex last night. the fire broke out just after 6:00. crews stopped the flames before they reached to other nearby homes. a fog and huge crowds could not stop people wanting to spend
the fourth of july on san francisco's embarcadero. leslie brinkley says a fairly well behaved crowd enjoyed a spectacular fireworks show. >> reporter: there was all the razzle dazzle you'd expect on a fourth of july in san francisco. people still set off illegal fireworks on the sidelines. no one stopped them. at pier 23, a man fell into the bay. bystanders pulled him out as police took over. the embarcadero and pier 39 were jammed all afternoon and evening. >> just be happy today. this is a time for celebration. >> reporter: the patriotic fervor and party atmosphere were overtaken by some visitors by fear. >> we are worried, that's why we're going back to the hotel. >> reporter: you're not going to stay for the fireworks? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: because you're worried about? >> about the terror. >> i just get scared that there will be a shooting, a random
shooting. but other than that, i'm just -- i still feel safe. >> reporter: san francisco police say they had lots of uniformed and plainclothes officers on the ground and their special operations bureau was deployed for rapid response to any acts of violence. >> we came out here for gay pride last weekend. you can't let fear get to you. >> reporter: and thousands clearly didn't as they enjoyed another san francisco fourth with fireworks and fog. i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> we could see some of the fireworks there in san francisco, perhaps a little bit better in berkeley but not much. they had an exciting day planned with all sorts of events in the city and ended with this fireworks show. that display lit up the night despite some clouds there making it a little hard to see some of the high fireworks. it's been a fun and festive fourth of july across the bay area. viewers have been sharing their photos with us. just add the #abc7now to your
photos and videos when you post them online. developing news in san jose where police are investigating a deadly shooting involving an officer. san jose police were called to a house just before 5:00 p.m. last night. sometime after they arrived there was an officer-involved shooting. a family member told abc 7 news it was his 18-year-old nephew who was shot and killed. he says his nephew was depressed and had tried to kill himself before police arrived. >> i just had the gun his legs. >> that's when we heard two gunshots. they sounded like high-powered rifle shots. someone was screaming and one man in the back of the police car was banging his head on the window. >> police have not said why they fired on this man. this was the fourth officer-involved shooting this year in the city. the gun control battle resumes in the u.s. house today. you likely remember that sit-in democrats staged before the july 4th holiday. it looks like there is going to
be a vote, it's just not likely to go anywhere. representatives are expected to vote on republican-sponsored legislation that would block people on terrorism watch lists from buying guns. this bill is in response to the orlando nightclub massacre. a similar bill was already rejected by the senate. house democrats have said the bill doesn't go far enough. >> democrats staged last month's sit-in. republicans cut off the tv feed of the proceedings but democrats managed to get their message out on social media. speaker paul ryan who said he would not be spintimidated by t would not be spintimidated by t sit-in called for today's vote a week later. in dhaka for the summer, jane was one of hostages killed in the attack on friday. she was a sophomore at cal. today's vigil to honor those victims starts at noon on the uc
berkeley campus. a woman and her dog are safe this morning thanks to san francisco firefighters. take a look, firefighters rescued them from a cliff. the fire department tweeted out these photos. the dog went over the cliff and the owner tried to rescue it. both couldn't get back up. neither was injured. storms in kentucky tore through some neighborhoods leaving the big mess you see there. you see the car flipped upside down because of the high winds. weather also caused thousands of dollars of damage to a walmart about two hours east of lexington. merchandise was strewn inside the store. the national weather service has not yet said whether this storm was actually a tornado. president obama and presidential candidate hillary clinton will appear on the campaign trail together for the first time today. cl clinton supported obama in 2008 after she lost in the primaries. now the president is showing his support. one objective of today's rally is to tout clinton's
achievements and experience. the clinton campaign is also vetting julian castro as a possible vice presidential candidate. donald trump is playing coy about his choice for vp. he met over the weekend with he met over the weekend with iowa senator trump tweeted a question about who would pay for the trip with president obama and hillary clinton. the government is reimbursed for the travel costs. happening now, a man made craft is orbiting jupiter for the first time ever. nasa scientists cheered when it was positioned perfectly in orbit last night. >> there's the cheer. >> over the next 20 months, it will search jupiter for signs of water, map its terrain and determine what's in the core of the planet made up almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.
>> you're overjoyed that it's there and the reason you did the mission has come to fruition. at the same time, you can't help but worry that something will go wrong. >> juno will begin taking measurements in september. then in 2018 it will be sent on a suicide mission into jupiter. they want to make sure it doesn't crash into the moon and contaminate it. >> hi, mike nicco. >> thanks, good-bye. >> thanks for the pictures. >> nice knowing you. i can understand. good morning, everybody. let's talk about temperatures. we're a degree or two warmer in san francisco than we were yesterday. ocean beach, some of the warmer spots at 55. coming into downtown 54. you can see both in the 50s. we do have union city and palo alto at 60 and 61. tracy 59, santa clara 58 and petaluma and healdsburg 52. let's take a look at antioch.
average high is 90. at noon we're only 77 degrees. at 4:00, 83 degrees. so you know when antioch is cooler than average the rest of us will follow suit. we'll have a wind shift to bring a little warmer temperatures to the north bay and cooler temperatures to the south bay. we'll see our coolest so far this week thursday, a little bump-up friday and more cooler weather this weekend. back to the bay bridge, earlier accident just west of treasure island has been cleared. traffic is flowing nicely. there is reports of debris in lanes. they may have to do a quick break to get the debris out of there but right now we're looking okay. in antioch, this is eastbound 4 near hillcrest, serious major injury accident has one lane getting by. chp says it's early and it's also in the reverse commute so we are not seeing a lot of slow traffic there. here's a look at the san mateo bridge, traffic flowing nicely here, just some road work in the
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gilroy police hope someone will identify the man seen on the left side of this image. he's suspected of taking nearly $1,000 from a woman's purse at burlington coat factory on saturday. the thief grabbed the purse from a shopping cart while the victim was just a few feet away. after taking the money, he handed the purse to a cashier claiming he had found it. a san francisco t-shirt shop says it has fired an employee for printing foul language on a boy's donald trump tee. the boy said it happened because of his political views. >> reporter: 14-year-old alexander isn't old enough to vote, but his support for donald trump triggered a nasty response from a san francisco business. he posted this video on youtube of a custom shirt he said he had made at bang on t-shirts on hate street. on the outside it says trump. >> on further inspection, i saw the inside left a little note. >> reporter: it says the "f" word. i talked to alexander via skype.
he said things quickly went downhill after placing his order. >> they looked at me confused and shocked because i wanted trump on it. the co-worker comes over and reads trump in a disgusted voice. >> reporter: alexander paid anyway and only noticed the profanity a few hours rater. he called the store to complain and posted videos online urging viewers to hurt the company where it hurts, yelp. we stopped by because we wanted to get their side of the story but it was closed for the holiday. someone from the head office did post an apology on the company's facebook page. alexander says the manager gave him a refund but he's keeping the shirt. in san francisco, alyssa harrington, abc 7 news. san francisco city leaders are evaluating the results of a survey aimed at establishing hubs for those tech shuttles we've seen. the idea is to narrow the places where google buses pick up tech
workers. right now the buses stop at 125 locations in the city and critics say that is just too many. according to "the examiner" two popular locations are on mission street near the 24th street b.a.r.t. station and van ness avenue. they will present the findings of the survey for the board of supervisors in the fall. if you don't play the mega millions lottery tonight, you could miss out on a huge jackpot. the prize has skyrocketed to $449 million. this is the seventh largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history and the third largest mega millions jackpot. last friday was the 33rd consecutive time it was turned over. players have a 1 in 292 million chance in winning. >> apparently you had a 100% chance of being woken up last night from fireworks. >> you didn't wake up, though. >> no. >> so i think those odds are a little lower, right? >> i don't know. i'm throwing it off because i'm getting messages on twitter this
morning saying that people are watching us right now because they couldn't sleep. >> really? >> yeah. >> the first time i got woken up was about 10:30 and the second time was midnight. i didn't even look at the clock at that point in time. good morning, everybody, here's a look at the golden gate bridge. it's a little moist this morning. there is more drizzle out there. higher elevations and the closer you are to the coast. the coast will have clouds while the rest of us will have sunshine. cool breezes is keeping us berow average. clouds and drizzle developing tonight and summer will stay away all seven days of my forecast. 26 in fairfield, a nice, stiff sea breeze. in fact same area as yesterday will have a small craft advisory. temperatures only in the mid to upper 70s in the south bay today and 67 in santa cruz. low to mid-70s, mild on the peninsula. 60s up towards millbrae. temperatures in the upper 50s along the coast. downtown san francisco, low to
mid-60s. low to mid-70s through most of the north bay. along the east bay shore, mid-60s to mid-70s. as we head inland we'll have temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast and it's not going to change a whole lot. in fact it may get a little cooler by saturday and then some warmth starts to creep in sunday and monday. really needed those windshield wipers across the golden gate bridge, it was really damp out there this morning. back to the bay bridge, earlier accident on the span is gone, but we've got a couple of cars out here to pay cash backed up now just for a couple of minute delay. no metering lights yet and they got the debris and accident out of there westbound pretty quickly. major problem spot this morning continues to be this very serious injury accident eastbound 4, one lane is getting by. you can see by the sensors it's green, it is in the reverse commute so right now it's not causing any delays. forget snatching your phone for some quick cash.
coming up, the new way identity thieves are using cell phone accounts to take your money. >> the really important part of san francisco and gay and lesbian culture. >> also an iconic san francisco bar is hit with a whopping 300% rent hike. next, who's stepping up to keep it open. but first, this morning's america's money report. >> good morning. topping america's money, the second half of the stock trading year getting under way. year to date the dow and s&p are up 3%, the nasdaq is down just about that much. >> but with lots of uncertainty, experts can't agree on what direction the market is heading. adele is kicking off her north american tour. >> after delighting fans across europe, the british superstar is opening her adele live 2016 tour state side tonight in st. paul, minnesota. adele will wrap up her north american run on november 15th in mexico city. big weekend, big budgets, big disappointments. the $46 million pulled in by
fireworks show over lake tahoe. a lot of people watched the fireworks from boats on the lake. this show is often named one of the best in the nation. a grassroots effort under way to save a bar considered iconic to be san francisco's lgbt community. the current owner of the stud bar wants to close it because the new landlord is tripling the rent to $9,000 a month. now a group of employees and patrons want the former coop to keep it open. >> it's been around 50 years. it's been a hub of lgbt culture in that whole time. a lot of spaces in san francisco are closing and it's not that there aren't lgbt people here, it's that we're getting priced out of where we are. >> the group s.o.s. wants to buy the bar and broker a new lease. they may also move the bar to a different location. a worker who has tended bar for 27 years is offering to pay september's rent to buy them some time. the stud is the oldest continuously operating gay bar
south of market. a pet adoption group is making a plea for the return of these kittens. they were stolen from lafayette sunday afternoon. they were being shown for adoption by community concern for cats. two teenage girls grabbed the kittens and got away in a late model silver volvo. the charity just wants the kittens back, no questions back. identity thieves have found a new way to rip you off. they don't steal your phone, they steal your phone account. michael finney alerted us to the scam last night. thieves use a fake i.d. to pretent that they're you. they walk into a store and use their identity to upgrade to a new phone. then they sell that phone for a profit or keep it and try to hack your financial accounts. you don't find out you've been scammed until your phone stops working because your service has now been switched to the new phone. happening today, a thousand junior giants players from all over the state will get a new baseball glove all thanks to buster posey.
>> the catcher is donating the gloves before today's game at at&t park. he is the official junior giants commissioner. the junior giants are 25,000 children in california, nevada and oregon. >> look at that, one of my favorite players doing good stuff. here's a look at what's going to happen at tonight's game. it's a 7:15 game to 10:15. mid to upper 50s, breezy conditions and the fog rolling back in during the game. let's take a look around. if you're traveling throughout the state today, tahoe will be hazy and breezes as you move through the central valley, 85 in sacramento. that gives you an idea of how deep the sea breeze is making it. 98 in fresno, 72 in l.a. they're not experiencing a very warm summer either. hi, sue. >> good morning. we've got our slow east bay commuters in the central valley. that's what you're seeing here on the red road sensors. you're looking at a 35-minute drive into dublin and pleasanton.
there is a very serious injury accident on the reverse commute direction on highway 4 past hillcrest. at 4:20 they said it would be 30 minutes to get it cleared out of there so it's a little longer than that. we'll check back with the chp. they are still calling this a sig alert. >> thank you, sue. we're just one month away from the rio olympics and things just keep getting worse there. there's now another health threat in rio. scientists describe this as a super bacteria off the shores of the city's beaches. the highest levels of that drug-resistant bacteria were found in the site of the olympic sailing event. officials say athletes and visitors will be safe because the sailing arena has acceptable levels of bacteria. some athletes have opted out of going to the games because of the zika virus which is common in the city. united airlines is giving their passengers an upgrade in coffee. they are switching to an italian
coffee maker eli. it shows it because it represents the gold standard in premium coffee. the airline serves 72 million cups of coffee on its flights every year. a 6-year-old girl in atlanta has a habit of picking things up off the ground and usually her parents aren't so happy about it. chloe smith and her family like to take long walks. last month she reached down in a road that was lined with garbage and she struck gold. she actually found a gold medal from the 1992 barcelona olympics, stolen from white water canoe slalom champion joe jacoby. >> what a tremendous young person. she's so giving, so kind. >> how do you feel that you found this? >> i feel happy. >> how come? >> i feel excited. >> also white water canoeing is a thing, is what we just found out. joe was pretty excited too, so he gave chloe $500 as a reward and he promised to go to chloe's classroom when she goes back to
school next month to show the kids the gold medal. >> how cool. to get to hold the gold medal, that's cool. it's a first for president obama and hillary clinton. next at 5:00 a.m., the battleground turf at stake and the latest names on the vp short list. also an american college student found dead in italy. the clue that may have led police to his suspected killer.
good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm matt keller. >> and i'm reggie aqui. let's check with your weather and traffic with mike nicco. >> hey, reggie, hey, matt. hi, everybody. let's take a look at live doppler 7 hd. a little fog pushing into petaluma and along the coast. you're going to find a lot of cloud cover and more widespread drizzle, places like the coast, the golden gate bridge, the east bay hills, the bay bridge. if you run into some, let us know. here's a look at your 12-hour day planner. temperatures well below average. 50s at the coast, 70s to near 80 for the rest of us. i'll take a look at the next three days next. major accident in the antioch area eastbound, the reverse commute, on highway 4. we still have a couple of lanes blocked there. chp is expecting that to be cleared rather ra