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more storms before the sun comes out. >> we have live team coverage spread out across the bay area tonight. in the places where the weather has hit the hardest, both to the north and to the south. >> right now we're looking live at the clouds rolling across san francisco from this view on top of mount sutro. abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma is tracking the watches, warnings and advisories in northern california. >> first abc 7 news weather censor spencer. >> pretty much spread across the bay area right now in terms of the worst. you can see we've got green covering everything. and so we have light to moderate rain over the entire bay area. the heaviest pockets of rain are moving from the north bay across the bay. and over to the east bay. so right now we taking down to street level over in richmond. it all moves north of richmond, coming across the bridge over interstate 580. a pocket of heavy rainfall earlier. it's moving up to the north a little bit just west of
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interstate 80 over near san pablo avenue. we move along to the storm impact field. this storm ranks 3 on the storm impact scale. a storm of strong intensity. we'll continue to see scattered downpours and gusty winds and flash flood watches and warnings. pockets of moderate rainfall light to moderate will continue to fall through the evening hours and even into early tomorrow morning. let me toss it over to meteorologist drew tuma who has the latest on the watches and warnings. >> we have several active flash flood warnings at this hour, which means creeks are actively overflowing their banks. belmont creek, a flash flood warning until 7:30 p.m. and alameda creek, flash flood warning expires at 6:30 this evening. we do have some drier days ahead. we'll be back with the full forecast in a few minutes.
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>> ama? >> thank you so much, drew. new at 6:00, take a look at flooding along 280 in san jose in just the last hour, katy marzullo tweeted this video of cars going slowly through the flooded lanes. there are significant delays throughout the area. >> residents at a mobile home park in san jose are being warned they may have to get out quickly. the trailer park is located next to coyote creek which is overwhelmed by water coming out of anderson reservoir. about eight inches of water have already accumulated as you can see at this trailer park. firefighters are pumping water out of the lot as quickly as they can. the flooding along coyote creek led to a swift water rescue today. sky 7 shows the rising water that trapped two people. rescuers believe they were living along the creek. weeks of rain actually changed the composition of the land.
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>> the water was rising on both sides of the piece of land that they used to be able to walk to. it became an island. it wasn't an island a week ago. >> isn't that interesting? san jose has the county's only rescue team that is allowed to enter the water. this is their second rescue of the season. a rain and whipping winds are combining to create trouble in petaluma. one example with the tree behind me you can see. melanie has the story. >> reporter: well, dan, it stopped raining here now. incredibly, nobody was injured when this tree came down on saturday night. take a look. you can see, it took the fence with it. that was in front of this home. then it crashed into the white truck which really took the brunt of the tree's fall and into the blue house. the woman who lives there, she was home saturday night. luckily, she's okay. and taking all of this in stride. as bridget mortimer slept
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saturday night, her furry friends tried to warn her. >> all night long they paced up and down the house barking. just barking all night long. >> reporter: before this tree came down. >> everybody told me i have to downsize. what a way to do it. >> reporter: not quite the home improvement she had in mind when she moved in. >> it was like a heavy truck going down the street. >> reporter: in the morning this is what she saw outside her window. >> thank god i wasn't injured and it's only a house. it's only a house. >> reporter: she said her son's truck took the brunt of the tree's fall. >> i'm fairly calm. i suppose it's my age that takes the brunt of that. >> reporter: today as crews cleaned, drivers around petaluma -- >> it's nuts. >> reporter: -- contended with the conditions. >> a couple of potholes, roads are flooded. nasty day out here. >> we left snow in boston, so this is very nice. >> reporter: mike and amy mcwilliams hoped to catch their
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flight to sydney tonight. another family wondered if they could get home. >> we hoped we had enough charge. >> reporter: with downed trees, and standing water, and whipping winds, petaluma is a bit precarious. obviously still a lot of work to be done here to clear this tree. mostly they were just clearing branches today. but the woman that lives in that blue home tells me that her house was not red tagged. she says she'll continue to stay here. she feels safe. in petaluma, abc 7 news. thank you, melanie. in san rafael, one lane of southbound 101 was closed today because of a mudslide. cal trans crews quickly worked to make repairs. mudslides have been a huge issue today in the north bay. leeann joins us live by the marin headland for some examples. leeann? >> reporter: well, this afternoon there were concerns here in marin county that the winds would bring down some trees. now, so far, we've heard of one
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this afternoon, about an hour ago at lucas valley road. but again, the mudslides have been the big problem here, and with all this rain, more to come. this mudslide just outside san rafael closed part of highland avenue. a small road used primarily by residents. the marin county road department was worried about a eucalyptus tree at the top of the hill. >> unsafe situation at this point. >> what's the idea, remove the tree? >> remove the tree, get it out of there, in case that thing does cut loose. you know, we don't have to worry about the wires, or any more damage to property or anything like that. >> reporter: tony said the last time they had a mudslide here was ten years ago. the hillside was recently worked on. >> aren't we all sick of the rain at this point? i know i am, right? but it's nice to be kind of dry in the house. >> you're surrounded by so many trees. any concerns? >> yeah, always. >> reporter: at 5:30 this
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morning, crews were sent out to secure the area on paradise drive after a mudslide covered part of the road. they put up some k-rail that would secure the hillside. with the ongoing rain, the slide was still moving, making it somewhat dangerous for workers. on the positive side, many people stayed off the highways and roads because of the holiday. >> schools are out of session. people are staying home. that really helps keep traffic on roadways light. and that makes it easier for our crews to respond and less likelihood of traffic accidents. >> reporter: and because there was no flooding or other emergencies, the emergency operations center was not activated. but i'm going to tell you, it has been activated five times already this year. and once in december. i'm in marin county, abc 7 news. leeann, thank you. are you covered if a mudslide hits your property? probably not. basic homeowners insurance
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doesn't cover mudslides. flood insurance does if water carries the mud like in terms of a stream. there's an earth movement policy commonly called a difference in conditions. these cover landslides, mud floes and floods. they're expensive, starting in the thousands of dollars. the group has never identified a single policyholder here in the bay area. the san lorenzo river runs right by the towns of felton, loman and boulder creek. david has a look at how they're handling the rising water levels there. david? >> reporter: dan, because of all this rain, the san lorenzo river keeps rising, at 17.6 feet, 18 feet is the official flood stage. so we're only a few inches -- part of a foot away. that has local residents really vigilant right now, because they are definitely at risk if the
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water continues to rise. >> probably sometime, yeah, sometime tonight or early morning i think it will probably happen. >> reporter: the area encompassing felton and boulder creek has been under a flash flood warning all day. the san lorenzo river runs through all three towns. >> once it comes down really heavy, the river starts going up about two feet an hour. and right now we're at about three feet from flooding. so all we need is a few hard hours of rain and it will crest. >> reporter: that's why you see sandbags and barriers protecting the ground level of this home along the river in felton grove. signs of the storm's ferocity were all around. the soil was so saturated, the roots of this tree gave way, blocking cal south san jose road. the swollen river's water raced
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down to the mouth next to the santa cruz boardwalk on the pacific shore. the initial forecast called for the river to peak above 22 feet. flood stage is 18 feet. local residents kept in touch with friends upstream to check on rainfall there, that would affect levels here. a young lady named nina who said she's 3 and two-fourths years old likes walking in the rain. do you like walking in the rain? >> without my hood. >> reporter: you like getting wet, huh? >> yes. >> reporter: i'm glad somebody enjoys the rain. well, the rain is relentless here. it continues to come down very hard. and with it, some trees. and so there are trees on some active roadways here in the santa cruz mountains, making it difficult to drive especially now that it's nightfall. and the power is out so a lot of people are driving in the dark. david louie, abc 7 news. the wind and rain are leaving a lot of people in the
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dark. this power pole came down in saratoga around 5:00 p.m. this is one of several outages right now in saratoga. pg&e reports 440 customers are affected. around berkeley, emoryville and oakland, an estimated 10,000 customers are without power. they're working to get the power back on. >> track the storm with the abc 7 news app. and you can enable push alerts to get weather advisories on your phone or tablet instantly. if you think we've had more rain than usual, you're right. when you see how this year's totals compare to our average, you're going to have a hard time believing it. plus -- >> not my president! not my president! >> on a holiday presidents day, what people across the country for the current president. it happened so quick. i just -- i was in disbelief.
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>> he was grazed by bullets. someone shot his car. he said it was the same man who shot an oakland neighborhood last week, including a police car. an attack he thinks could have been prevented. that story is next. we'your most extraordinarybut withmoments happenses when you feel small. when you're completely outnumbered, overshadowed, and outshined. so what if you dared to explore this great big beautiful pond.
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new at 6:00 tonight, we're hearing from a man who he says police could have prevented an attack. an oakland woman reported her neighbor was shooting their road. when police arrived, the suspect shot up a patrol car. no officers were hurt. after a 30-minute standoff, the man was shot and later died at the hospital. he's been identified as jesse enjayen.
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a man said that same suspect shot at him just days before all this happened, sergei. >> reporter: yeah, pretty quickly after the shooting stopped on las vegas avenue on friday, a few different neighbors told us that that was not the first time justin had shot his weapon that street. the man we talked to says he shot at him and he wants to know why the police didn't seem to do anything about it. when one oakland resident heard a gunman shot up a las vegas avenue on friday, he wasn't surprised, he was angry. >> why does when you call for help, you don't get help, you get interrogated yourself. >> reporter: three days before 32-year-old jessie opened fire on the neighborhood and police, t said someone shot up his car while he was sleeping inside. he showed us the bullet hole in his dashboard and said a bullet grazed his head. when it happened, he was just a few feet away standing in his
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yard. >> now, when i ran over and asked for help, he basically said, i'm the one who shot you. you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: he said neighbors already called police. we talked with a few this weekend who corroborated his story. they were concerned because just a few days earlier, they believe he shot up another car. >> all four windows was broken except the windshield, front and back. all four tires was popped. >> reporter: police came and collected bullet casings from his yard but he was not arrested and didn't have his gun taken away in either incident. we've reached out to oakland police several times today and over the weekend, no response. t says friday's shootout should have never happened. >> now, if the tables was turned and i was the black guy in the house and he was a white guy outside and i shot him, they would have came and got me out of my house that day. >> reporter: he was shot by police and died friday night. the neighborhood is still trying to repair the damage from gunfire, and t is struggling to pay for the damage to his car.
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in oakland, abc 7 news. a man is in critical condition after he was apparently crushed along with the recycling in san francisco. just horrifying accident. the man was found on top of a load of recycling at the center on pier 96 early this morning. officials say workers k5u8d 911 after they spotted the man. they believe he was inside a dumpster when it was picked up. voluntary evacuations are under way in the central valley where the don pedro reservoir pushed past flood stage. this is the first time in 20 years the floodgates have been opened. crews are still working to reinforce the secondary spillway at lake oroville. overnight the water level on the lake fell below 850 feet, which means it's down 50 feet from last week. officials had hoped to reach that level before today's storm hit. and they did. even so, an evacuation warning remains in effect which is one step below an immediate
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evacuation order. this bridge in monterey county has moved more than half a foot in one day because of the cracks you can see here on its support. cal trans said it's because of mudslides under the bridge. the monterey herald captured this video a week ago which is south of big sur along highway 1. cal trans shut down the bridge a week ago for safety. it plans to re inspect it tomorrow. but doesn't expect to find it safe enough to open. we've got a lot going on. moderate to heavy rainfall still falling over in the east bay, and down in the south bay. that's where the steadiest rainfall is at the moment. let me take you over to the sierra where it is snowing. it's ril i snowing. chains are required right now on 50 and 80. as a matter of fact, as we look at this graphic, until 10:00 tomorrow night, a winter storm warning is in effect for the sierra.
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many locations will see anywhere from 2 to 3 feet of snow accumulation between now and tomorrow night. by the way, snow pack statewide looking pretty good. 176% of average. back to the bay area. our current storm ranks 3 on the storm impact scale. it's still a strong storm. it will produce scattered downpours tonight. danger of more flash floods, and winds will be gusting up to about 50, 60 miles an hour in some spots. this is a flood watch in effect for the bay area. until 4:00 tomorrow morning. heavy rain may produce rapid rises in streams and rivers. and here's our forecast animation starting at 7:00 this evening, into the late night hours. we'll see pockets of rain, occasionally we'll see heavy downpours. the heaviest rain will be winding down generally. 3:00 tomorrow morning, wind advisory in the morning for all the area in yellow, mainly the lower elevations in the bay area. gusts will reach 50 miles per hour during that time. we have ooh high wind warning in effect. this is mainly for the higher elevations in the hills.
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also until 3:00 tomorrow morning. gusts in the higher elevations may reach 60 miles per hour. and this is our wind gust animation at 9:00 tonight, most locations showing gusts will range from 25 to 35 miles an hour but they'll calm down going into tomorrow morning. speaking of tomorrow morning, that's when our next storm arrives. it will be weaker, ranking number 1, but it will fall on top of saturated soil. look for isolated showers into the afternoon hours. here's the forecast animation picking it up in the middle of the morning rush. by noon tomorrow, we'll see the rain winding down a bit, breaking up into little pockets of light rain. and we could see flashes of sunshine tomorrow. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast showing we won't get a lot of flashes of sunshine in the next two days. showers tomorrow and showers may linger into wednesday morning with another system ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. thursday looks like our best chance for a completely dry day.
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although clouds will linger. friday will begin as a partly sunny day with lots of clouds around. clouds increase by friday evening. a slight chance of showers friday evening. saturday and sunday periods of rain and showers. 1 on the storm impact scale. maybe we'll get a clearing again next monday. >> thanks. when it rains outside, it's a good day to stay inside. and these girls made the most of it today. you can watch the oscars live only on abc 7 this sunday. live coverage at 2:00 p.m. jimmy kimmel is hosting the oscars for the first time. and that starts at 5:30.
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checking on conditions for drivers across three of the bay area's main bridges. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge, the bay bridge and san mateo bridge, all seem to be moving relatively well. perhaps the slowest traffic there on the san mateo bridge. the far right bridge. although the bottom deck of the bay bridge looks a little slow as well. and this is what it looked like crossing the eastern span of the bay bridge during today's storm. the board was lit up with a warning about high winds and windshield wipers as you see there were running constantly. a former east bay naval base has been named a test site for self-driving cars.
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the station will be one of ten proving grounds nationwide. the goal is for research teams, automakers and startups to test self-driving technology and share information to improve the technology. it's unclear if companies like uber or google will participate because they have a lot of intellectual property they don't typically like to share. eric holder is brought in by uber to investigate a sexual harassment claim made against a company official. the move comes a day after a former employee claimed her immediate supervisor repeatedly asked her to have sex. susan fowler made the allegation in a blog post yesterday. two months after she left the company. she says she reported her claims to uber's human resources department but the company sided with the manager and threatened to fire her for complaining. new at 6:00, an event in san jose today hoped to encourage more girls to get into the tech industry. the museum hosted dream big, girls day at the tech. the entire community was invited to explore their creative problem solving potential.
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but the spotlight was on girls. >> we want girls to pursue their interests in technology in science and engineering and tap into their ability to be successful in a technology driven age. >> the day featured special hands-on activities as well as the launch of a new imax film. we're not expecting a dry day until thursday. >> that's right. next we'll put our series of storms into perspective for the year. plus -- >> hit the ground running. >> some support him, some oh po hess imwoorks hear from both sides on the presidents day also ahead. do you own an amazon echo? tonight i'll take a look at
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take a look. live doppler 7 is still lit up in green gfor the strongest stom of the week. from the emoryville tower cam, shows a somewhat clear view. clouds are expected to linger for the next several days.
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if it feels like we've had a lot of rain lately, you're absolutely right. >> we've seen rivers rise, creeks flood and reservoirs overflow. drew tuma found some places that already hit their yearly rainfall average in just a few months. >> ama and dan, if your city is listed on the screen, congratulations. you have quenched your yearly rainfall total. san francisco over two feet of rain. oakland coming in just under that. santa rosa, the north bay, wow, almost 52 inches of rain. if you're wondering about san jose, you're about an inch away from fulfilling your full season of rainfall. so to say the least, we are soaked, ama. >> thanks so much. the rain didn't deter protesters today from taking part in what they called not my president day event. >> these demonstrations against president trump took place across the country. in washington, d.c., protesters
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held signs and marched down pennsylvania avenue blocking traffic. >> in austin, texas, a small group of demonstrators used a cone like a megaphone to share their message. >> abc 7 news reporter carolyn tyler has the story of what happened here in the bay area. >> reporter: the rain may have impacted the size of the crowd, but not the spirit. >> not my president! not my president! >> reporter: on this federal holiday outside the federal building in san francisco, demonstrators denounced president donald trump from his immigration policy to his pick for education secretary. the protesters here and in cities all over the country come exactly one month after mr. trump took office, and today the white house issued a statement saying president trump spent the last 30 days fulfilling promises and helping the american people. but in san jose, demonstrators outside city hall consider the president's agenda regressive.
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retired superior court judge cordell said it's impossible to honor the office on this presidents day. >> as long as donald trump fails to recognize that he is our public servant, that he works for us. >> reporter: jason clark is chair of the san francisco republican party. and calls the not my presidents day rallies ridiculous and inappropriate. >> when you go out and say not my president, i think it's more destructive and obstructive than going out and saying, okay, here's an issue, let's advocate for this issue. >> reporter: the president of the san francisco young democrats tells us they are urging demonstrators to back up their outrage with action. >> we need to become active and create community by bringing people who are as upset as you and afraid to make a change as you to do it with you. >> reporter: and they promise to continue these protests that
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have become routine. carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. in the mission district today, there was a call for those who are unhappy with president trump to take to the streets. speaker after speaker raised concerns about the current white house, while saying president obama also let them down. they're tired of waiting for comprehensive immigration reform and the possibility of immigration rates in their community. >> come may 1st, 2017, we will march again. we will march again! we will march again! >> that protest is being organized by the answer coalition. they're inviting other groups and people from across the bay area to take part. we are now one month into president trump's first 100 days in office. today the president named his second national security adviser. army lieutenant general mcmaster will replace michael flynn. president trump made the
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announcement from his home in florida. mcmaster is seen as a leading military intellectual with a doctorate in military history. >> a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience. i watched and read a lot over the last two days. he is highly respected by everybody in the military. >> abc news has said the white house will introduce a new travel ban that the target seven countries with mostly muslim population but not automatically reject refugees from syria. it's been a rough few days for breitbart columnist. they canceled the commentator's book to be released this march. it comes after he was hurt on a podcast appearing to condone pedophilia. he later said it was a joke. the republican conference cpac has decided not to allow him to speak. last month he had to cancel an event at berkeley after a small group of protesters started a
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riot. right now u.s. advisers are helping iraqi forces take back mosul, a key city in the fight against isis. the offensive was launched yesterday. today iraqi forces moved into yo the outskirts of mosul thanks to the help from the u.s. coalition. western mosul remains in isis control and is expected to be a tough battle. an estimated 750,000 civilians live in the western part of the city. russia's ambassador to the united nations died suddenly today. he became ill and passed away just before his 65th birthday. doctors haven't yet determined what caused his death. he was a longtime diplomat who served as russia's envoy to the united nations since 2006. colleagues remembered him today as a good-humored, intelligent and deeply caring man. happening now in southern california, people in whittier are holding a vigil for a police officer killed in the line of
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duty. officer keith bowyer was a 27-year veteran of the department. he was killed today and another officer hurt in a shootout with a suspected gang member. police say the man opened fire on the officers when they responded to a minor crash that he was involved in. the alleged gunman is also a suspect in a homicide in los angeles yesterday. police say he had just been released on parole ten days ago. oakland's embattled fire chief made a rare public appearance today at an event honoring black history month. she's been on leave since late january. the department said she's caring for a sick relative. reed has been heavily criticized since the ghost ship fire that killed 36 people. reed did not talk to the media today but spoke about the event and facing adversity since that deadly fire. >> this storm was rough. but one thing about storms is that you have to go through them. >> neither the fire department nor the mayor's office have given more details on chief reed's leave of absence, or when
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she will return to the job. ask and you shall receive, right? alexa, what does security mean? >> michael finney looks into what you're giving away when you get answers from a digital assistant. we'll check on the changes this winter the weather is causing at the ski resorts.
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live doppler 7 shows us what's left of today's strong storm. it's going to be followed by a light storm tomorrow. and wednesday. thursday is the first day this week without a storm. the rain we've been getting is putting damper on renovations of the alamo square. it will include new grass and irrigation system. it's caused them to push back the opening until the spring. visitors looking for views of the painted ladies weren't prepared for a messy park. >> seeing the park closed is a
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little upsetting because i want a better view. but, i mean, it's like really muddy. a little disappointed. but still a nice view. >> it's a bummer not to see them clearly. and take a nice picture. >> the project manager says that while the rain has created a mess, it's also been beneficial to the lawn and trees that have already been planted. >> the storms are good news for the ski resorts where they are measuring snows in feet, not inches. at north star, all lifts and runs are open today. over the course of the season this resort has received almost 40 feet of snow. nearby, kirkwood actually has them beat, their season total is more than 42 feet. wow. here's a live look from the roof of the abc 7 news studio. spencer will explain what weather to expect later this week in just five minute we're told to live large, but maybe we've had it wrong all along. maybe our most extraordinary moments happen when we feel small.
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a question or want them to do something for us. tonight we're focusing on alexa, and her vulnerability. donna received her amazon echo, known as alexa, six months ago as a wedding gift. >> i love alexa. it's convenient. she makes my life a lot easier. >> reporter: alexa plays music. sets the timer. >> alexa, set a timer for 15 minutes. >> 15 minutes starting now. >> reporter: and places an order for paper towels. >> would you like to buy it? >> yes. >> order placed. >> reporter: all that information sent to amazon alexa app, where you can see the entire history. >> i am not concerned about privacy using alexa. i truly believe we're being watched and recorded in this day and age with everything we do. honestly my life is not that interesting to be recorded. >> reporter: but should the rest of us be worried? >> i think you should definitely
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be concerned about privacy. these are devices in your home, the microphone is always on looking for that key word. >> reporter: for example, if you say alexa, but don't mean to be talking to the device, it could still start recording. all of that content is stored and experts say it could be an identity thief's dream if you don't have a pass code or it's unhacked on unsecure wi-fi. chris connelly is a policy attorney for the aclu. >> part of the information is used to try to understand you better, to pick up your patterns and your tendencies so they can be better predict in the future. >> reporter: our sister station in chicago conducted an experiment with alexa. >> alexa, order me five echoes. >> would you like me to add them to your amazon car r card? >> yes. >> reporter: in this test, someone who's not the owner asked alexa to place an order through an answering machine. >> pretty low-tech way of hacking. >> sure.
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yeah. there are low-tech ways, there are high-tech ways. you make sure that the person who is buying a pizza is actually the person paying for the pizza. >> reporter: we spoke to an amazon spokesperson by phone and were told before an order is shipped, there must be confirmation by the registered owner. amazon also says it takes privacy and security very seriously. noting it has teams dedicated to the security of alexa devices and its customers. corporate reassurances like that can change, however. and for now, there are no laws locking in those good intentions. >> there's not a lot of good privacy protection and regulation in terms of personal assistants in the u.s. right now. but, you know, that's something that should happen. >> technology, as is often the case, is out in front of the rules and regulations. be aware when using digital assistants, your privacy is definitely on the line. i want to hear from you, the "7
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on your side" hotline is open from 10:00 to 2:00 week days. and you can reach me through facebook or abc 7 >> alexa, don't tell anyone. >> shhh! >> thank you very much. we do have good news to report. pg&e has restored power to all 10,000 customers who lost it about an hour ago in berk ri and emoryville. >> you can see how a few isolated outages on this map right now are still causing some problems, including about 50 customers in the area of oakland. we have no rainfall shortage. it is quite wet still across most of the bay area. although late bit of a break is developing right now in the north bay. meanwhile, the storm sill ranks 3 on the storm impact scale, strong intensity, producing scattered downpours tonight, flash flood watches and warnings are in effect. winds will be gusting 40 to 50 miles an hour. rainfall totals, over two
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inches, nearly two and a third in santa rosa. only antioch and concord came in under the one-inch mark. another storm coming our way overnight and tomorrow it will rank 1. it will produce scattered showers, mainly in the morning hours. breezy at the coast. a brief break in the afternoon. here's the seven-day forecast for the next two consecutive days. we have storms ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. dry day on thursday. yea! chance of showers friday evening and light storms both saturday and sunday, both ranking 1 on the storm impact scale. >> what a pattern. >> thanks, spencer. we have shu in for larry today. >> larry's hoping to get back from the big easy. hosting the clippers on thursday, while the sacramento kings say there's a trade of
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they were traded for the pelicans. cousins will be a free agent at season's end and the kings didn't want to pay the $200 million max contract. even though he's averaging 28 points and 10 rebounds. cousins will be paired with anthony davis in new orleans who was the mvp in yesterday's all-star classic. perhaps the best frontcourt in the nba. here's how he found out about the trade. >> what other questions we got? >> personally, you know, it's a community for this team. i wish him nothing but the best. in new orleans. but i have to do my job. i felt like this is the best time to move forward. the kings also waived matt
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barnes to complete the trade with the pelicans. barnes who grew up in sacramento was in the first year of a deal, averaging 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds this season. he walks away with his entire 12 toin $5 million contract. after a fun-filled weekend in the big easy, the warriors take a few more days off before they host the clippers on thursday. four players were at the all-star classic, and all had a great time, except k.d. now, the warriors need to have a laser focus for the remaining 26 games. >> it's not about chasing wins, or chasing 73, we're chasing winnings. but it's not about getting to the record, or whatnot. compared to last year. this year is about really assessing after each game how we played and if we're getting better so we can be at our best come play-off time. a lot of work to do. looking forward to the journey.
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>> not sure about the red headband. john is still waiting for johnny cuedo to arrive a week after catchers and pitchers reported as he's taking care of a sick father. johnny c. is a veteran and knows what it takes to get ready. bochy is probably more concerned about his bull pen where he lost three key players. but he's confident in the young arms with some veterans. >> we replaced some experience, and guys who helped our success, with the loss of kasia, romo and lopez. that's part of the game. we had good arms. we got some needed experience last year. >> plea season matchup, look at midfielder, using the back of his foot. what a fantastic shot. it would turn out to be the game
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winner. quakes win 1-0. they begin the season on march 4th against the montreal impact. watch out for the pelicans, they could grab the eighth play-off spot in the west. could be the warriors' first round. thank you, shu. join us tonight at 9:00 on channel 13. hitler's weapon of mass destruction was just sold to the highest bidder. the winning bid at nine. hundreds line up in the rain to get the sneak peek of a groundbreaking television event. we'll take you inside the castro theater for the screening of abc's when we rise. and here's tonight's primetime lineup on abc 7. t"the bachelor," followed by quantico, and abc 7 news at 11:30. tonight jimmy kimmel features a throwback episode after the 2010 oscars. you get to see robert downey jr. and music from keith urban. of course, jimmy kimmel will host the oscars for the first time this sunday, only right
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here on abc 7. that's right. that is this edition of abc 7 news. for breaking news on twitter and bay area, we appreciate your time. for all of us here at abc 7 news, thank you so much for joining us. >> we really are glad you're here. have a good night. we'll see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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♪ this is the "jeopardy!" college championship. here is our first group of semi-finalists -- a junior at caltech, from potomac, maryland... a senior at m.i.t., from decatur, georgia... and a senior at georgetown university, from brookfield, wisconsin... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] hey, johnny, thank you. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. something interesting happened on our show last week. all five of the winners in the quarter-final games were from large, well-known, nationally known colleges and universities. the four wild card spots, with the exception of the naval academy,
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went to smaller, specialized schools. what does that mean? i think we can draw this conclusion -- that there are bright students all over america in small colleges and large colleges. and this week, we're happy to feature nine of them, starting with these three, alex, lilly, and julia. only the winner moves on. you know that. good luck. here we go. now let's take a look at the categories, shall we, starting off with... yeah. each correct response will contain a silent "k." and finally, we want you to name the artist as we... julia. i'll take let's rap, kids! for $200, please. lilly. what is drake? good. math 4u, $800.


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