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. >> a deep freeze in the bay area. many people are finding trost frost on their wind shields. >> good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, december 18th. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> i was one of those scraping this morning. good morning, everyone. it's a balmy 46 in san francisco at the airport. that's the good news. but live doppler 7hd picking up on the lack of cloud cover, the radiational cooling. we are almost 20 degrees cooler. santa rosa, novato, napa, where numbers are in the upper 20s. its below freezing in concord, 33 mountain view, san jose, san mateo and los gatos 34. 27 in livermore. we are warmer in oakland. san francisco is not bad.
but look at the temperatures with the 24 hour change. a colder morning for sure for most. that's why we have the freeze warning in effect for the next two years in our inland communities. the frost advisory, as well, continues around san francisco, the bay shore through redwood city, san mateo, fremont and parts of the south bay. your forecast, it will deviate from yesterday and the fact it's colder this morning. by noontime we are still in the 40s this afternoon. we are below average and we will talk about the holiday coming up and the week leading up to it in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you, lisa. in sonoma county, both lanes of mark west spring road remain closed this morning. that's in santa rosa. they have been shut down since about 10:30 last night. this, after an icy road in northeast santa rosa may have caused a pickup truck to crash, knocking down a power pole and wires, pg&e is working to fix that pole.
five customers are affected by the outage. pg&e said their power won't be restored until about 9:00 this morning. trucks spread sand on the road around 1:00 this morning. no injuries were reported. chp estimates the lanes will be close today traffic until about noon. as lisa said, some of us are waking up to freezing temperatures in parts of the bay area. some local residents made the best of the frigid temperatures last night, while others barely escaped the danger which winter-type weather can bring. abc7 news reporter alyssa harrington has the details. >> reporter: it was a frozen themed birthday party for alexia. at walnut creek on ice. temperatures that could dip to 29 degrees overnight. >> she's ten years old and it's freezing out here! >> these people embraced the chilly weather at the ice rink,
listening to holiday music. >> it is cold! >> this one-year-old and her family just moved to the bay area from los angeles. >> we have about four layers on and we went and got our winter hats. >> in oakland, this family stood in the cold for hours after a 175-foot eucalyptus treetop he willed on their home. it knocked out power and put a hole in their living room. >> we heard a huge cracking noise. sounded like an earthquake. >> janet was inside with her daughter when the tree fell. they are okay but it crushed their car and badly damaged their home. the tree sits along the creek, which is not her property. she wants the city or the county to take responsibility. >> they are very old, they are diseased. there's termites in them. you can hear them sway when it's windy. we've been worried about them falling on our house for a long time. >> janet said people in the neighborhood have called the city to complain about the trees
long before this happened. she's grateful they are all safe but she's worried it's only a matter of time until another one falls. alyssa harrington, abc7 news. >> in southern california today an arborist will check out a sway tree that fell on to a woman at a wedding party and killing her. they were taking pictures when the tree came crashing down. it happened in a park in whittier which is east of l.a. a four-year-old girl is in critical condition with head injuries. the others have scrapes and bruises. witnesses heard a loud crack and then were shocked by what they saw. >> he saw the employees. i could not see what it was and then i look. then i looked. and then i see people walking and running and i see people screaming. i get out of the car and i go running, and i went to see and it was a lady with this little
baby. >> experts say the tree may have been weakened by the drought, and the recent heavy rains caused it to fall. abc7 news has confirmed thursday's rain has caused a sewage overflow in oakland. abc7 news was at jack london square where signs are up warning people to stay away from the bay. east bay mud is waiting on tests that should come back later this week to make sure the water is safe. and east bay mud spokesperson said every time it rains, aging sewer pipes that are cracked, allow the rainwater to get in, overwhelming the system. those pipes are under a federal order to be replaced. >> a south san francisco family is displaced after fire swept through their home early yesterday morning. investigators say it started in the garage. quickly reached the attic. and spanning across the
two-story house on bay park circle. a mother, a father, their two adult children woke up to smoke and escaped along with the dog. the daughter drove to the nearest fire station to get help. >> it was pretty chaotic trying to get a handle on it. the down-sloped houses are particularly dangerous to firefighters, but the destruction, yeah, it was massive, especially on the back side. >> the family has been trying to salvage what they can from the home. they are staying with friends and family over the holidays. investigators say the fire was an accident. they have not yet identified the cause. daly city police are investigating that city's first murder of the year. it involves a case of domestic violence. investigators believe 23-year-old ariana hatami was killed by her boyfriend, fredrik tran, who is in jail this morning. sources tell abc7 news that the two have had a history of domestic violence, even before things went so tragically long
yesterday morning. >> reporter: friends describe ariana hatami as a kind, sweet and lovely young lady, and they worried about her boyfriend, fredrik tran, who goes by freddie. they said he had slapped her before and then called police for a case of domestic violence. >> they appear that they could possibly be blunt-force injuries to her upper body. >> police found her badly hurtin' side the apartment she shared with tran. medics rushed her to the sf general, where she died. police arrested tran on the spot. >> that is sad. yeah, i can't believe a guy would throw his life away like that. >> ariana hatami moved into the daly city neighborhood two years ago when she started attending san francisco state. she also worked several part-time jobs. those who lived nearby can't believe what's happened. >> it's shocking because nothing
like this ever happens. >> you don't know what goes on behind closed doors. you don't. that's someone's daughter, that's someone's son. friends. both were workers. >> tran was booked into the san mateo county jail and is being held without bail. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian happened yesterday. it happened in san ramon about 7:45 last night. one man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. you see a skateboard there at the scene. so far investigators are not confirming if it's related to the accident. the driver did stay and cooperate with police. >> berkeley police are lacking for a gunman who fired multiple shots on city streets last night. at least one car was hit but so far there are no reports of any injuries. it happened on curtis street and
bancroft way. shell casings could be seen on the ground, as well as broken glass. police believe the car windows bullets. there was at least one other shooting last night at university avenue and bore street. happening today, an oakland church is putting on a four-hour musical event to honor people who have died this year, including the victims of the warehouse fire. some of the survivors of that warehouse fire two weeks ago will perform at chapel of the chimes. they plan to play music for their lost friends and band mates. parking is limited so people are encouraged to take public transportation or carpool. the free musical gathering begins at 11:00 this morning. the ghost ship warehouse fire prompted a giveaway to members of the community. abc7 was in oakland yesterday as a group of local artists handed out 100 fire extinguishers and
120 smoke detectors. they made sure everyone knew how to use them. the artists want others to stay safe in their warehouse spaces. >> we really need to get through now is we are working as a group where we can get great things done rather than individual art spaces or artists or maker spaces hiding and trying to do their work on their own with their own limited resources >> the mayor's office partnered with local fire protection company bay city fire protector to provide the equipment. the ghost ship building had fire equipment in the building but there were no sprinklers or detectors. last night a film was expected to bring 200 people to midsummer studios. the 3,000 square foot warehouse has long hosted fundraisers, camps and concerts, mostly without obtaining city permits. as you know, the oakland fire
that claimed 36 lives happened at an unpermitted music show. now many events without approval have been shut down. well, we are all going crazy over the weather, lisa. >> 27 degrees in livermore this morning. it's 28 in napa and novato and right at freezing in danville. one degree above that in mountain view and san jose. yeah we are certainly in the midst of this cold snap with a freeze warning and frost advisory. i'll tell you when we are going to thaw out and look at the week ahead, the very important holiday week coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, settling chinatown bemidji end rose pac's estate and when her body will finally be cremated months after her death. and taking on china, the president-elect blasting the asian country on
>> the two surviving sisters of the rose pac have finally settled their dispute and her estate three months after rose pac's death. the agreement allows for her remains to be cremated within a week. the sisters have been arguing over who should be the administrator of pac's estate, worth about $650,000. she died at her home in chinatown back in september. pac's body has been stored at green street mortuary since her funeral. donald trump is taking on
the chinese over twitter while president obama is finding him -- himself on the defense. abc news reporter mary bruce has the latest from washington. >> come on. >> president obama defending his response to rush be shaw's hacking in the u.s. election. s >> everybody had the information. it was out there and we handled it the way we should have. >> the president all but pointing the finger at russian president vladimir putin, saying he told putin to knock it off at this summit back to september. >> talked to him directly and told him to cut it out or there would be serious consequences. >> obama said that warning stopped future hacking. russia tried to sway the election in trump's favorite. the fbi and u.s. intelligence agencies now agree putin was personally involved. much. the proof is forensic. discovered inside of the computer at the democratic national committee. >> they get in by what is called a spearfish attack.
>> cyber experts say the russians first planted a beacon to send material back to moscow. and it had a tell tale russian signature. it was written in moscow's time zone and seemed to have gaps on what were russian holidays. it was submitted to an address overseas. >> it's similar to other attacks. >> trump continues to deny the u.s. intelligence like in this fox interview earlier this month. >> they have no idea if it was russia, china, or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. >> trump spent saturday morning taking aim on twitter after that country seized an unmanned drone in the philippines. trump called it an unprecedented act. trump calls it an unprecedented act. abc news, washington the dnc this morning the dnc chair will discuss the issue.
you can watch it on "this week" with george stephanopoulos at 8:00 this morning right here on abc7. if you or someone you know still need to sign up for healthcare, you will be happy to hear the state has extended the deadline to sign up for covered california. last thursday was the original deadline to enroll if you wanted to be covered on january 1st. but because of the last-minute rush to get coverage, insurance officials decided to move the deadline first to yesterday, and then again to tomorrow. more than 67,000 people have signed up for coverage in just the past five days. the exchange's open enrollment doesn't close until january 31st. in san francisco there was some healing holiday cheer. abc7 news was at st. francis memorial hospital for a burn survivor's party. all the children got presents from santa and mrs. claus, who arrived in a fire truck.
the fire department has partnered with the hospital to reunite survivors with their caregivers. >> with a burn injury, there's always posttraumatic stress, and the anxiety that comes with it. and actually being together with people who have had similar experience is very therapeutic and it's also therapeutic for my staff to see them heal. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ >> live music, crafts and food were part of the festivities. >> it's a winter wonderland in the high sierra. look at all the snow in the park. they posted this picture of the meadows after the most recent snowstorm. the area recorded up to 32 inches of snow. >> now your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> good morning. we are looking at a clear image of live doppler 7 with no cloud
cover and no wind. radiationalcology and it's optimal. here are the coldest temperatures this morning. freeze warning in this area of the east bay with walnut creek at 31. 29 danville. and lafayette. 28 pleasanton. dublin. and the rest of the bay area chilling out in the upper 20s. novato, santa rosa, napa. 34 los gatos. right above freezing mountain view and san jose will likely see numbers come down another degree or two. we are holding in the 40s. it's 46 at sfo, 40 in oakland. so much colder this morning. that's due to that cold air mass already in place. highs yesterday just managed upper 40s, low 50s and that's why we have easily bottomed out, slightly cooler this morning. widespread 20s and 30s. hopefully you have brought in the pets and covered the plants, otherwise it's see ya later for
some of the plants because with this temperature, so-called, really things will just get killed off. we are looking at numbers this morning, and very chilly tomorrow. should see numbers maybe a little warmer. not quite sure if the national weather service will bring us another warning or advisory, but this lasts until 8:00. there will be frosty spots for sure monday morning. we are looking dry through the holiday week. maybe a passing shower far north bay on thursday. so regulates show you how and when we are going to modify. this is today with highs very similar to yesterday. we should see numbers 5 degrees warmer than this. so we are getting used to the chill because tomorrow numbers not much warmer. a couple degrees warmer. still off of the averages. but at 54 in oakland, you still need the heavy coat out there. but by tuesday we will see numbers near average. mid-and upper 50s, maybe a 60-degree reading. and we are going to stay pretty quiet throughout the week ahead. numbers across the nation have
been anywhere from 20 to 35 degrees below average. this is not normal for fargo and dallas and st. louis. these are the highs today. 9 in chicago and the frosty temperatures are sliding to the east. so the entire nation encompassed in a really cold scenario. this modifies in the next couple of days. this will be the coldest air getting into monday. 48 degrees today in yosemite with 50 in sacramento. sunny skies from north to south. and in san jose tonight another freezing night and then you are back up into the 40s. highs low 50s for most. the accuweather seven-day forecast looking at another frosty night font. told day tomorrow. milder come tuesday. the first day of winter wednesday. maybe a few sprinkles on thursday. then it looks sunny throughout the afternoon and cold mornings for hanukkah and into christmas. >> people have time to get out there and do their thing because can't blame it on the rain.
>> dan harris joins us from new york to tell us what is coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." >> good morning. donald trump closing out his thank you tour with a rally in alabama as members of the electoral get set to cast their vote for the vice president of the united states. is there any potential some could go rogue and change the result? amazon could have delay in delivery of packages. and anyone can log on and remotely control his holiday light explain. we will explain. that's coming up soon. see you soon. thanks, dan. there were a lot of kids out enjoying the holidays in the east bay as toys for tots handed out gifts. abc7 news was in berkeley, as police and firefighters teamed
up with marines to give back. each child was allowed to select two gifts. one came along with his great grandmother to check out all the toys. >> we just moved here from michigan not too long ago. when i heard about toys for tots here, i just quickly jumped on board. >> there were more than 3,000 gifts for the kids to choose from. a small town in oklahoma is getting worldwide attention because of six new babies, all born this year to firefighters at one fire station. the durant fire department put out christmas cards showing all the new bundles of joy. the new dads say they hope the cards show everyone what's at the core of their department, their families. still to come here on abc7 mornings, an arctic blast is hitting much of the country right now. when you see what it's like in some states, you are might not
think it's so cold here after all. and a charger crackdown. a heavy, labored breathing heavy, labored breathing heavy, labored breathing coughing breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care.
>> welcome back, everyone. we are starting this half-hour with a look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hey, carolyn. good morning. let's start in the south bay where temperatures are awfully cold everywhere. 33 in san jose, it's 30 in campbell. los gatos at 32 and right around the water mill, 36 degrees. the rest of the bay area in the 20s in novato, 29 lafayette, danville. 31 newark. the 30s you see closer to the bay. san carlos at the airport there in the mid-40s. so the freeze warning for another hour and a half for the interior valleys of the north bay, east bay, south bay and the frost warning for the peninsula. and portions of the south bay. the bay shore there with low 30s. the forecast certainly verifying for very cold temperatures. by noontime we are still in the 40s. we will thaw out.
hopefully tonight not as cold but it will certainly be frost thety. we look for the modifying afternoon temperatures in the days ahead. whether or not we see rain, you will want to stay tuned. >> thank you, lisa. yes, it's cold here, but winter weather back east is making for really miserable conditions this weekend. slick roads across the country and major accidents, killing at least 11 people. this is just the first blast of a nasty storm system. abc news reporter erielle has the story. >> reporter: millions of americans are in the frigid grip of a cold weather system sprawling from the midwest to the northeast. >> i'm prepared, i have all my gear on, a couple layers on. >> reporter: but snow, ice, freezing rain turned highways deadly. in baltimore a gas tanker truck overturned, and plunged off i-95
and burst into flames. cell phone video capturing the moment it went sliding across the slick pavement, tipping over and exploding. it looked like an auto graveyard with 70 cars across the scene. and in fairfax, virginia 30 vehicles were caught in a chain reaction crash. a man's body was found near the scene of the crash, believed to be a victim. in new mexico, another multi-car pileup. and i-40 as covered in snow and ice. about 40 vehicles involved in this crash. salt trucks did their best to keep the ice at bay, but even roads that look safe can be treacherous, black ice making for some scary spinouts. air travelers found themselves grounded by the wicked weather, with thousands of flights delayed or cancelled. but the bitter weather can't kill the holiday spirit. >> it's pretty cool that there's snow before christmas. >> temperatures are plummeting across the central u.s. as a blast of arctic air moves in. windchills expected to reach 30, even 40 degrees below zero in some places. erielle, abc news, new york.
in venezuela, chaos and protests prompted the president to postpone the elimination of some of that country's currency. yesterday there were fires, yelling, pushing and shoving from passionate demonstrators who are against the plan to take away the country's largest paper bill. the 100 note went out of circulation friday before new larger bills were available at banks and atms. 40% of the country's people do not have bank accounts, so they found themselves unable to buy food, gas or christmas gifts. the president decided the bank note would temporarily be restored until january 2nd. similar protests are going in in india where there's a plan to remove some of their currency from circulation by the end of
this month. the surgeon who created the life saving heimlich maneuver died. dr. henry heimlich died yesterday at a hospital in cincinnati. he was 96 years old. his son said heimlich suffered a heart attack earlier in the week. heimlich was director of surgery at a jewish hospital in cincinnati back in 1974 when he devised the treatment for choking victims that made his name a household word. more than 2,000 people gathered yesterday at an ohio state university auditorium. they celebrated the life of john glenn. john glenn, a former astronaut, fighter pilot the and senator died last week at the age of 95. joe biden was at the memorial. >> first-year doctors could soon be working 28 hours straight. a private group that oversees
physician training has proposed those longer shifts. right now first-year residents are restricted to 16-hour shifts. that restriction put in place five years ago because evidence showed exhausted doctors were putting patients and themselves in danger. one trial shows interns who worked more than 24 hours straight made 36% more serious medical errors. some surgeons say current limits can force residents to leave at critical times during a surgery, which they say is even more dangerous to patients. >> a rescue attempt in upstate new york was not what it seemed. someone called police saying an elderly woman appeared frozen to death inside a car. officers could not get the woman to respond, so they smashed the window. that's when they discovered it's not a woman, it ends up it's an extremely realistic life-size mannequin that the car's owner used for his job in medical equipment sales.
tesla wants to make sure some electric car drivers don't hog the network of charging stations. the palo alto company said anyone who leaves their car sitting at a super charger station after it's fully charged will have to pay 40 cents per minute to leave it parked there. a recharge is free to tesla owners. tesla's app will tell you when your car is about to be charged. tesla's ceo, elan musk said the so-called idle fee will be charged only if all chargers at the station are full. it can be hard to tell when elan musk is joking, especially when his wild ideas have helped transformed the auto industry and space travel. while stuck in traffic in l.a. yesterday he made comments about tunneling through the earth. people aren't sure if he's serious or not. musk tweeted traffic is driving me nuts. i'm going to build a tunnel-boring machine and start digging.
it shall be called the boring company. it's what we do. i'm actually going to do this. he mentioned digging tunnels before. he said you could have layers of tunnels under cities to alleviate congestion. if you check his twitter profile, he now has tunnels, yes, tunnel the, listed in his description. in theory tunnels could reduce traffic and greenhouse emissions and could be good practice for burrowing on mars. still ahead, a star wars fan turned movie director is living his dream. we hear from the creative forces behind the new film "rogue one." here's a live look from our abc7 mt. tam cam. baby, it is cold out there! lisa will be along shortly with the full accuweather forecast.
he will give them two pairs of nike shoes. he will not dress up as santa as he did last year when he met with an 8-year-old shooting survivor. today's guests are affiliated with the boys and girls club of oakland, a ymca and a couple of middle schools. there will be a dj, barbers, hairdressers, lots of food for the young people. quite the holiday party. where is my invite, lisa? >> that's right. you know what? the layers certainly good for this morning because with sunrise an hour away, the coldest temperatures are right now across the bay area. how about that 27 in livermore? 28 in santa rosa. 30 in morgan hill. a live look outside from our roof camera. it's 40 in san francisco. you can see a little bit of a breeze there. that's just working to make us even colder. we will talk about our modest bump it temperatures coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, the warriors dominated the blazers in a blowout win at oracle. mike shumann has all the
the warriors are off until tuesday, when they play the jazz at oracle arena. last night, what a blowout for the dubs over the trail blazers for the second time this season. here's shu. he has all the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning. well, the warriors and trail blazers tipped off last night at oracle with two of the best guards in the nba. steph curry and damien lillard facing off. one man doesn't make a team and the dubs showed us that. here are dogs performing tricks. something for everybody. ian clarke loves playing the blazers. had a previous career high against them earlier this year and a new career high last night. 9 of 11 shooting. kevin durant, one-handed jam. dubs shot 58% in the first half and led by 25. no let-down in the second half. damian lillard. up to draymond, and splash. 30-point dubs lead.
then steph, the deep catch and shoot, the three. finishes with 19. durant had a game high 34 points in 31 minutes. 11 of 13 shooting. klay had 16 points. and to mcgee for the alley oop. dubs win by 45. largest win of the season and all-time against portland, improvig to 24-4. >> just now being home for a few days and having yesterday off i think the guys looked like they had that spring in their step again. it's good to see. >> this league has so many games, but when you have one game you want to try to keep building and build from that game, and hopefully as a group we do the same thing. it was a really solid game all the way around. >> playing with these guys gives you so much confidence in yourself, especially when you get on the floor with them and they encourage them to be who you are. it's fun. >> cal hosting cal-poly. bears looking for a record-setting 27th straight win at home.
first half, 18 points. please the alley oop. lays it in. ten-point bears lead. goes baseline. finishes with the reverse. he had a career high 25. cal on the half with a 23-1 run. second half, a streaking bird. he throws it down. cal wins their 27th straight at home. a school record. 81-55, that final. santa clara hosted by washington state. jared has 25 points helped give the broncos an 11-point second half lead, but they went ice-cold. josh hawkinson, bucket and the foul. team high 21. the drive, lays it in. cougars take the lead. part of the 14-0 run. santa clara, two points in the final six minutes. trailed by one. can't get the shot off. no foul called. santa clara falls to 5-7. 69-68, that final. ncaa finals, volleyball, texas and stanford. coordinates jump out to the
league. the block in the first. now match point. katheryn plumber, one of her 16 kills in stanford. the sixth seed with four freshmen starters win their fourth national title in four sets. >> bishop. and high. both win state title necessary football. today niners and falcons, raiders and chargers. those highlights tonight at 5:00. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. now your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> good sunday morning. nice and clear out there with the radiational cool. very little wind, frosty and freezing temperatures for the next hour or two. here's a live look from emeryville. an orange looking sunrise for you. san francisco at the airport is 46. good morning, san jose 33. 29 in gilroy. half moon bay 37. it's colder in most spots this morning. and mt. tam a glassy looking bay with 28 santa rosa, and napa. concord 30. not much in the way of a
wind-chill factor because there's no wind. but temperatures pretty much everywhere except right on the bay there are colder this morning. so i think we will get into more of a northwest wind tomorrow. today it's the north wind. the temperatures are coming right out of the arctic. we will see slight modifying numbers from monday getting back to normal tuesday. coldest morning so far this season is right now, and the freeze warning until 8:00. the frost advisory, as well. it will be dry through the holiday weekend. we could see maybe a sprinkle in the north bay. doesn't look like likely, though. 8:00, forecasting the temperatures to still be in the 30s. this is when the freeze advisory expires so we should be on the other side. but then by about 10:00 it's still cold. 46 in mountain view, 48 san jose. you are going to have to plan on another chilly day out there. but as we go through the next several hours, we are back to
almost where we were yesterday with below average temperatures this afternoon. plenty of sunshine. slightly warmer tomorrow. you can see some of the mid-50s. how about 56 in santa rosa, half moon bay out of the 40s. then by tuesday we are near average. perhaps 60 in napa. it's not to say we won't have that frost in the morning. so talking with the cold temperatures, let's take you to the mountains where the state-wide percentage of normal right now, 73% of normal. so it's good. we are looking at 71% of normal for the northern sierra. down by yosemite, you saw the snow they got with the past storm. 66% of normal. and mammoth, down that way about 86% of average. so doing pretty good. around the bay area today very little change with 50 in san francisco. the winds will be light, 52 in santa cruz. it was 33 last check in santa cruz. overnight lows tonight into tomorrow once again the coldest numbers in the north bay, and still lots of 30s around the
bay. accuweather seven-day forecast looking at the frigid morning for the next few hours, the chilly afternoon, and by tomorrow we will see just a couple degrees of warming. tuesday and wednesday look mild. wednesday is the first day of winter and maybe more cloud core on thursday could lead to a few inc. have else. friday and saturday it's dry. if you download our app you see perhaps we are going to be forecasting some more rain in the not so distant future. that will come into our extended forecast coming into play the next few days. >> people elsewhere are laughing at us. >> i just got a tweet from a woman in minnesota. she's listening to us on the radio. 40 below there. >> i used to live there. i know. that's why i left. >> thanks, lisa. the "star wars" universe has expanded with the release of the new movie, rogue 1, a "star wars" movie. jonathan bloom sat down with the director and cast to talk about the force and the making of "star wars" magic.
>> the world is come back. >> not just a world but a galaxy far, far away. >> i showed up shooting and hundreds of stormtroopers onset. a childhood fantasy. >> he grew up a star wars fan. but the biggest fan onset was almost certainly the director, garrettet wards. >> as a kid i thought the world was full of stormtroopers and x wings before i realized it was full of cars and guys in suits. "star wars" has one guy in a suit. he may be the best-no one bad guy of all-time. >> darth vader is hard to bait. >> brought back childhood nightmares. >> he comes back to me and talks to me at night. it's quite the scary. >> "rogue one: a star wars story" is the first story that's not part of the main saga. alongside the seven episodes that came before it, you might say this is the rogue one. >> it's the story what happens between episodes 3 and 4 and the characters are new. jen grows up to be the fierce heroin.
>> played by felicity jones. >> i got the call and i thought that's great but i think i will have to start going to the gym. it's a highly physical role and so is the one played by the martial artist. he kicked some butt in that scene. >> stormtroopers butt. >> his character is blind. >> he's not a jedi but he's connected to the force. >> they don't discuss it as good and evil, they discuss it as are we doing the right thing. >> from critics' point of view, we very much are doing the right thing. >> this is the villain we meet in the first scene whose character may be the most diverse in "star wars" history. >> characters are wanting to be represented on the screen and i'm proud to be part of that. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom. >> may the force be with us. >> abc7 news. >> the toys for tots toy drive is in cooperation with rogue one and nissan rogue. today you can donate a new
valley. the run benefits the christmas in the park tradition in san jose. the 5k run-walk starts at 3:00 at the intersection of santa clara street and the boulevard. a kids reindeer run for the younger ones, ages 2 to 7, starts at 2:00 this afternoon. they can't dress like that today. >> i know. you know, we have got widespread 20s in the east bay. check it out. look at 28 dublin, 29 pleasanton, 28 in lafayette, walnut creek. the rest of the bay upper 20s to mid-20s santa rosa. our freeze warnings and frost advisory for another hour, low 50s today. little change there but let's warm it up a little bit, shall we? how about the next couple of days to near average. still dry. overnight lows will be frosty. winter arrives on wednesday. >> all right. long underwear under the santa suits. thanks for joining us for abc7
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