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watching this breath savers protect mint neutralize the plaque acids in my mouth. i can't see anything! that's because it's working so hard. hey, what are you guys doing? karen. we're neutralizing. maybe i want to neutralize. you ever think of that? coming up on 5:00 a.m. and good morning to you on this thursday, march 23. >> mike just got to play with municipal. >> i >> we'll be meeting them later on. i think it's my turn this hour
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to go upstairs. >> i'm going up there too in just a few minutes. >> bring one down. >> okay. >> mike, this is a good day to play with the pups outside. >> yes, gorgeous day. get outside, enjoy the dry weather that we have today. tomorrow's going to be completely opposite. right now, rook at live doppler 7. showing just how dry it is. remember to dress a little warmer this morning as we look from the exploratorium camera at pier 15. temperatures in low 40s, upper 15 degrees cooler than yesterday morning. high clouds and sunshine at lunch. 56 to 60 at 4:00 and then by 7:00, we're in the mid to upper 50s with mostly cloudy conditions but it's going to be dry during our commutes. can't say that for tomorrow morning, though, alexis. i'm sure tomorrow will be busy. we know yesteray certainly was. tie, not so much. we really don't have any major issues. there's about five incidents on the boards right now and nothing major, so here's a look at southbound 680 through walnut creek. everybody still cruising along just fine there and a quick
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check of drive times as well. tracy to dublin on westbound 580, about 31 minutes, westbound 4, about 15, and in the yellow on 101. we'll take a closer look at the central valley next. new this morning, a proposal to arm campus police at city college of san francisco. >> the police chief is pushing for dozens of guns, tasers, and body cameras for his officers. matt keller live for us at city college. >> reporter: good morning. this is a simple question. should campus police have guns? of course the response to this proposal is complex and split, so what exactly is on the table here at city college of san francisco? according to the san francisco examiner, chief andre barnes wants to purchase two dozen guns, 40 tasers and body cameras. city college of san francisco is the only college in the bay area with sworn police officers who are not armed with guns. this issue popd up again after an incident in 2015.
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at that time, campus police received a call regarding a man with a gun in the library. campus police had to wait another three to five minutes for san francisco police to arrive with their guns. here's what one campus officer told abc7 news about a month after that incident. >> we're supposed to contact sfpd and basically wait for them to arrive and take care of the situation. >> reporter: yeah, an independent consultant was hired after that incident and the examiner reports it recommended arming the officers. an adviser councillor to the chancellor voted in favor of that proposal. spokesperson for the chancellor said she hasn't taken a stance on the issue just yet. the advisory council is expected to hold another hearing in may. reporting live in san francisco, matt keller, abc7 news. happening today, the san francisco sheriff's department will ask a board of supervisors subcommittee for money to equip deputies who guard jails with body cameras. the request for $135,000 will
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fund a six-month pilot program. it involves 30 deputies at jail number four he hall of justice. that jail was the cite of at least two alleged incidents where deputies forced inmates to fight one another. three deputies face criminal charges in connection with those fights. developing news, westminster police say eight people have been arrested in overnight raids following yesterday's deadly terror attack in london. four people were killed, including a police officer. 29 others hospitalized by an attacker who plowed a car through the crowds. you see it following there on the westminster bridge. you also see a splash. that was a woman who fell into the water and was seriously hurt. he was trying to attempt to storm the house of parliament. prime minister teresa may has just announced the attacker was british porn. at 11:00 a.m. our time, a vigil will be held. parliament is back in session. >> it's business as normal in
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london, a bit of disruption around westminster as people will understand and more police officers on the streets assuring the public. >> a moment of silence was held this morning in the house of commons, flags are flying today at half staff at the plas of westminster. last night the belmont police department sent support to london's metro police department. happening today, a showdown on capitol hill on health care. the house expected to vote on the new republican health care bill seven years to the day that obamacare was signed into law. >> it passing, though, anything but certain. janae norman joinlz us live from the washington with the latest now. >> reporter: good morning. republicans have waited seven years for the opportunity they have today, to move forward a bill to repeal and replace obamacare, but it could be other republicans who stand in their way. it's do or die for the republicans' american health care act, the bill that could
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undo obamacare but appears to be already clinging to life support. >> the opposition is still strong. they don't have the votes to pass this. >> it's not going to pass as it stands right now unless they make major changes to it. >> reporter: with all democrats expected to vote no, republicans can only afford to lose 21 votes to pass the bill. but the numbers aren't quite on their side. >> would the house delay the vote? >> i think they're going to have to. >> reporter: the last count by abc news has at least 28 republicans saying they will oppose the bill as it stands. plus a number of moderates and conservatives still on the fence, threatening to land a major blow to president trump on his first big legislative push. >> there's plan a and plan a. we're going get this done. >> reporter: it's already anticipated votes on the bill could go late into the evening and even if it passes, some republicans have said that bill would be dead on arrival in the senate. live in washington, janae norman, abc7 news.
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california senator kamala harris is going to speak this morning in opposition to the american health care act. she will deliver her speech on the floor of the senate. she's going to talk about californians who have benefitted from the affordable care act and the devastating impact that republican plan would have, she says, on our state. breaking overnight, about 20,000 people evacuated near the ukraine/russian border and it's all because of this huge fire that started at a military arsenal. to give you an idea of what 20,000 people is, that's an entire city there, and the fire started early this morning. this is video from the russian news network on twitter. actually, one of the largest military arsenals in the ukraine. it's very unclear at this point how it started. some officials do think it may have been intentional, but again, that's still very unclear. the fire is still burning right now, and flights above the area have been
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also, ukraine has tightened controls on their border with russia. police investigating an attempted kidnapping in san francisco's west portal neighborhood. police say a man in his 20s tried to take a girl who was walking on forest side avenue around 5:00 p.m. yesterday. now, sky7 was over the scene. police say the man got out of his car, grabbed the girl and then tried to drag her into the car. she started to chemistry and thank goodness people nearby heard and ran to help. police are searching for that man. repairs on seismically unsafe anderson dam in morgan hill will be delayed three years. residents not happy about that. 200 people gathered at the morgan hill community center yesterday to get an update on the plan to retrofit the dam. santa clara water district officials told the crowd new studies show more problems with the dam than they originally thought and that will push back the start of the retrofit to 2020. one woman got an e-mail from the city of morgan hill about the safety of anderson dam. >> in the event of a major
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earthquake that i would have about 40 minutes to run for it, basically, and the water would be about 15 feet high. >> the project has now also doubled in cost to $400 million. the money will come from bonds and water rate hikes. did your heater kick on last night? it may have in places like menlo park where it's 44 degrees right now, woodside, pacifica, daly city, 48, everybody else, 50 to 51 on the peninsula. let's take a look across the bay, 48 in hayward, 51 in san jose, san ramon, 42 while everybody else 46, the cool spot in santa rosa about 40 degrees. 280 and 17, look how dry it is in the south bay and that's going to be reflected everywhere in your commuter planner, on the road today, good, dry roads. on the water, a little bit breezy at times, maybe a little choppy but nothing out of the ordinary and if you're going to be out and about running bernie
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sanders tod-- errands, cool thi morning. temperatures will top out as we head throughout the day. wet weather coming in tonight, temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s solet take a look at what's going to happen as far as the state. most of the rain's going to stay well up to the north, 69 in l.a., 78 in palm springs and my seven-day forecast for tahoe, yeah, they're going to get some snow up in the mountains, rain in the valley friday, snow showers tomorrow, a mix sunday and then some heavy snow monday morning and then quiet tuesday and wednesday. taking a look at the roads here this morning, really quiet start. here's a look at the richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge, we are counting cars here today so just one heading westbound at the moment. flipping over to our traffic maps, still mostly green here as well. really have not had many issues. the only red you're seeing is westbound 205 to 580. 32 miles an hour, 22 miles an hour as you get a little bit
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closer to altamont pass but nothing blocking that of course just our typical heavy traffic. that starts to fill in time. and we do have one new issue here. southbound 880 just before you get to 92 in the hayward area, sounds like we've got a disabled bike that is partially blocking the hov lane. there really isn't a shoulder here. chp on the way to that scene. not seeing any delays yet. good news in richmond. we'll head there next. the crumbling spillway may not be the only trouble at the oroville dam. the warning revealed in a new report. a woman sightseeing near the grand canyon ends up getting lost for days in the rough, dangerous terrain. how she survived and the warning that she has for all of us. it is 5:11 and we are taking a look upstairs at our live puppy cam. we're trying to get these little boys and girls dominated today. abc teaming up with local animal rescues. we're going to be talking -- well, talking. i'm going to be talking to animals and they're probably not going to be talking back, although if that happens, it although if that happens, it will certainly break some news.
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the chance to come to the west coast for a 12-week summer program starting this year. they'll earn college credit and take classes from howard faculty, and google engineers. >> it's an opportunity for us to work upstream and by bringing them to campus, they have the opportunity to not only work on their academic rigor in terms of the preparedness for the broader tech ecosystem, but they also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the silicon valley culture. >> data shows there is low enrollment of african-american students in computer science and other tech-related fields. right now, it's just for howard students, but google says it will expand the program in the next few years. a clothing boutique in san francisco is now accused of selling clothing made with endangered animal skins. the owner of the vintage store, decades of fashion, was in court yesterday. cecily hanson faces charges
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after game wardens raided her store last year and they say they seized 150 items endangered animals like jaguar, ocelot, and turtle. hanson says the items are all vintage, they were already bought and worn and she just presumed they were legal. >> totally unaware of that and so this is not intentional, believe me. not intentional. >> hanson's arraignment was postponed so she could get an attorney. there's an new warning about the damaged oroville dam. a team of experts say that there's a very significant risk if the main spillway is not operational again by the next rainy season. the warning is in a federal report obtained by the associated press. it says repair crews at the lake oroville dam have only a few months to make sure the spillway is in good enough shape for the next rainy system, which starts in november. however, the report does not specify what that risk is. to check in on the rain that perhaps may be still on the way, let's get in with mike nicco
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now. >> it still is on the way. we'll start with what happened yesterday and overnight. that storm well down, heading towards the four corners so we're going to start today, a pattern of dryness with early sunshine but you can see the next storm already, its influence been seen up north of us in the form of increasing clouds and some rain that's going to develop in the north bay during the evening hours. otherwise, look at that waning crescent moon this morning from our roof camera. we're between storms and dry through the afternoon hours, rain and breezy tonight through tomorrow and the last storm on my accuweather 7 day forecast, rains on sunday and monday. tomorrow's storm, or you could call it tonight's also because that's where it will be in the north bay, moderate because we're going to get healthy rain, up to 1 inch in our valleys, 2 to 3 inches until the mountains and gusts 30 to 50 miles per hour in the mountains so here we are, 5:00 in the evening, most of the evening meet's going to be oak okay, spotty showers in the north bay. we get to 9:00 tomorrow morning, the commute ends and the rain is
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all over everybody and then at noon, we've got moderate rain that's going to push out of the north bay, still be over the rest of the bay at 4:00 and then it will start to taper as we head into the evening hours. here's a look at any accuweather 7 day forecast. we'll get dry weather in for saturday, some light rain sunday into monday morning and then tuesday and wednesday, sunshine and spring warmth. i'm jealous already. alexis is upstairs. she's going to do traffic first, right? yeah. first we've got traffic here. we got to get down to business. taking a look at the roads this morning, we really have not had too much going on. one of our only issues was eastbound 80 richmond, a crash earlier this morning that has cleared and as we flip over and check out the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights yet, of course, that usually happens around 5:30. let's get to the important stuff here. it is national puppy day. it is abc7 puppy day and i have the cutest little friend giving he puppy kisses this morning. and i have carl from the humane
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society in silicon valley. >> they were found in a park a few days ago and they're about ten weeks old and they will be available for adoption today in west san jose at the saratoga pet co inside our neighborhood adoption center and they don't have names yet so we're looking for names. >> he said one of these looked like an alexis. i don't know about that. which one was that? >> this is the little girl right here so i think that she is almost as pretty as you are. >> oh, you're so sweet. okay. so, we eactually are looking for your suggestions for names for these sweet little puppies. you can send in your suggestions on twitter, just use #abc or #puppieson7 and you can send in pictures of your puppies too and if anybody wants to adopt these guys today, what can they do? >> come on down to the west san jose pet co there and they'll be available just after noon, i'll be dropping them off and they'll be ready to go today. puppies go fast. typically they don't last 24 hours in our shelters. >> and you guys have older dogs
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too. >> we'll have older dogs at our municipality facility. no older dogs in west san jose today. >> these guys have all had their coffee this morning. they are very sweet, very awake here at 5:00 and yeah, we want to see your puppies and we hope you are celebrating national puppy day with us, so use #puppieson7. reggie, i don't know, i think wood stock might need a little buddy, what do you think? >> i think you're right. i don't know how he feels about it really, but let's make that happen. that was adorable. an abc news exclusive, a woman gets lost in the desert near the grand canyon for five days. >> she's talking now about what she did to stay alive in the arizona desert. abc's lindsey janice has the details. >> reporter: in the morning's "gma first look," amber van heck was sightseeing near the southern rim of the grand canyon when she says her gps instructed her to make a series of wrong turns, leading her into increasingly rough terrain. >> i panicked.
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i drove around a aimlessly. >> >> reporter: her car ran out of gas. she had no cell phone signal. amber says she constructed various signs, like this one near the road and this giant plea for help spelled out in 20 to 30 foot letters, all throughout recording video diaries. >> i just want to go home. >> reporter: after 119 hours, a rescue crew responding to that call first spotting her car and then that sign. and we'll have more on this incredible survival story coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma first look," i'm lindsey janice, abc news new york. next the seven things you need to know as you start your day. also it's a hit. the two groups teaming up to raise money to help the homeless and their special message for you.
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it is 5:23. here are the seven things you need to know today. number one, flags are half staff on buildings around london following yesterday's deadly terror attack. eight people were arrested and at least six overnight raids around the uk. police say they believe the attacker who was british born acted alone. four people, including the suspect were killed in the attack. and reggie, on that note, number two, from the live desk is this. the royal family has tweeted this morning and saying this, a message from the queen, my thoughts, players and deepest sympathy are with all these who have been affected by yesterday's awful violence. number three, a new report says a proposal to put guns in the hands of campus police is once again on the table. this at city college of san francisco. this time, the police chief is also adding tasers and body cameras to his wish list. number four, we'll be watching washington, d.c., carefully because a vote is scheduled today in the house on the republican's health care bill. party leaders are still several
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votes short of getting that legislation passed. many republicans have issues with the bill's cuts to medicaid and a provision that defunds planned parenthood. all right, are you ready for an all-day dry event? you finally have one. up in the north bay, after the sunsets, that's when the rain begins, 1.25 inches tomorrow to only a couple tenths in the south bay. number six, it has been a really quiet start here not morning commute. we got word of a pretty minor issue for b.a.r.t. we've got about a ten-minute delay due to an equipment problem. that is in the pittsburg bay point and sfo directions. number seven, it is national puppy day. she was just upstairs, so lucky. our adoption event underway right now. this is to live look at our abc7 puppy cam. there's a lot of rough and fun play going on. we want to find puppies across the bay area forever homes so find out how you can add a new member to your family on our news app and
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san francisco giants fans have another reason to root for more runs abc7 news was at at&t park as the team and airbnb announced they will donate $1,000 for every run the giants score at home this season. the money will go to hamilton families which runs housing programs. after each run, the team will display a banner asking fans to donate too. a mom who overcame homelessness says every dollar makes a difference. >> what could 10,000 people with $1 do just today alone and to spend it on something that's going to help people like my children and i. >> the giants and airbnb pledged to donate a total of $300,000 this season. we're coming back with another full 90 minutes of news, including details on a proposal to increase taxes for services like manicures and haircuts. also a tuition increase for cal state students is officially approved. plus the latest from london after the attacks near parliament yesterday. a live report coming up and why
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some say london is still a safe city next. and right on your screen throughout the commercial break, right on the bottom right-hand right on the bottom right-hand corner, our live
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good morning on this thursday, march 23. i'm reggie aqui, jessica castro and we've everyone else. >> yeah, natasha zouves, mike nicco, a lot going on. >> and puppies. >> not right here. >> not right here. >> we'll get to them in just a moment. >> they knew we wouldn't get much accomplished today if they brought them down here. >> that's true. >> and they're right. we would be playing with them all morning and we will and you can watch them, streaming live if you'd like. @mikeniccoabc7 i just posted the link to it. here's live doppler 7. dry the morning. i overlaid the cloud layer.
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it's a mostly sunny morning. grab those sunglasses. temperatures cooler as we talked about. all of us in the 40s, 55 to 57 during lunch, 56 to 60 at 4:00 and then 55 to 57 at 7:00 and right around 8:00, our first signs of rain start to move into the north bay. we'll talk more about that next. here's alexis. we got the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights on as of 5:26 this morning. so everybody in the middle cash and fast track certainly starting to get jammed up if you're in the car pool lanes, you are still cruising along and flipping over to our traffic maps, just about totally in the green here, a little red in the central valley and we do have a problem in hayward. seems like it's pretty minor so far, though. southbound 880 just before 92, we still have that disabled bike that is sitting in the hov lane simply because there's no shoulder in that area. so i will keep an eye on that. we'll check drive times coming up. alexis, thank you. dropping news in the deadly london terror attack. right now, the westminster station is still closed due to a police investigation.
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>> scotland yard has made at least eight arrests in six raids as part of its ongoing counterterrorism operation. abc news reporter molly hunter is live for us in london with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. now, moments ago, isis has actually claimed responsibility for this attack, saying the attacker was a soldier of the islamic state. >> we shall now observe a minute's silence. >> reporte morning, parliament back in session, beginning the day with a moment of silence. flags flying at half-mast. yesterday, chaos as a knife-wielding terrorist went on a rampage using his car to mow down dozens of pedestrians on the city's famed westminster bridge, one woman falling into the water after being hit. she was later pulled from the river thames with severe injuries. >> there was bodies, literally, must have been like ten. >> at least. >> ten, 12 bodies. >> reporter: the driver then crashing his vehicle into the gates outside parliament.
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>> i see that one car smash through the wall and just people started running all over. >> reporter: the attacker, armed with a knife, ran to parliament where he fatally stabbed police officer keith palmer. one minister, his face bloodied, performed mouth-to-mouth, trying to save that officer. police later ending the rampage. these images show one officer seeming to point his gun at the suspect with what appears to be a knife under the officer's foot. the suspect is loaded on to an ambulance but later died. the british parliament was on lockdown for several hours. >> this house is now suspended but please wait here. >> reporter: outside, the bridge brought to a standstill as bystanders and first responders rushed to help the victims. britain's prime minister teresa may speaking this morning in front of parliament. >> this was an attack on free people everywhere. i would like to thank our friends and allies around the world who have made it clear that they stand with us at this
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time. >> reporter: now more on that isis statement that we just received. it says he heeded calls to attack western citizens, indicating that the attack was inspired, not directed, by the so-called islamic state. in london, molly hunter, abc7 news. molly, thank you. and the london mayor has actually just spoken out about the city's safety and what he said less than 24 hours after the attack may actually surprise you. take a listen. >> london is the safest global city in the world and one of the safest cities in the world. my thoughts are with the family of keith palmer, the police officer who tragically lost his life yesterday. keeping our city and keeping london as safe. >> the london mayor there saying london still the safest -- one of the safest cities in the world because of tens of thousands of personnel keeping people safe on a regular basis, although he did say there will be increased armed and unarmed officers on the streets in the
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next few days. reggie, natasha, back to you. bay area passengers returning from london were relieved to get back home while others headed to the uk were a little concerned. abc7 news was at sfo last night. passengers we spoke with were already on their way to heathrow when the tam happened. >> it could have happened to anybody. if it happened two days earlier, i was at westminster abbey two days before that so it obviously could have happened to anybody at that point. >> it worries me because nowadays people just are out there like that. but i mean, you just have to have trust and rely on having a good time. >> the fbi's head of counterterrorism operations for the bay area told the i-team's dan noyes that yesterday's incident in london has not increased the alert level here. they are always vigilant, they arehough, for these types attacks. we have been sending out notifications about the terror attack in london. you can be the first to know by downloading our abc7 news app
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and enabling push alerts. happening today, marin finds out officially that our roads in and out of the county are getting pretty clogged. >> what is interesting about this new information, though, is where the traffic is coming from. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live for us from the richmond bridge. >> reporter: natasha, most of the traffic is passing through these gates right here on to the richmond-san rafael bridge and officials know that because they're getting the information from commuters' cell phones. according to an article in the marin "independent journal," transportation study trakd people's patterns from their cell phone signals. the transportation authority of marin commissioned the study in order to plan around traffic patterns. they were surprised to find out where people are coming from. 36% of morning traffic into marin is coming from the east bay. traffic is up on the richmond-san rafael bridge. that's even more than from sonoma county, 28% of drivers come from that direction. 24% from san francisco.
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that surprised authorities too. a heavy counter-commute that they need to accommodate. the study cost $30,000 and they will present all the results to the board tonight so they can start talking about what to do to handle today's flow. reporting live from richmond, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. the family of a woman killed by toxic tea is now suing the shop where she brought it. 56-year-old yu ping xie got sick last month after drinking a toxic tea leaf blend. her family says it is filing a wrongful death lawsuit sunwing wo trading company in chinatown. city officials are trying to trace the source of the tea leaves that contained the plant-based toxin aconite. the tea also made another person sick, although he is recovering. cal state students vowing to take their battle to sacramento. vocal group of students protested outside the board of
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trustees meeting in long beach yesterday. inside, the board voted to hike tuition by $270 a year beginning in the fall. the increase will generate about $77 million a year in revenue, which school leaders say they need because of a looming gap in state funding. students now plan to ask the legislature and governor brown to allocate more money to the cal state system. a one-day streak for at&t workers is over. the company has reached a settlement with the union. 17,000 at&t technicians in california and nevada walked out yesterday morning with many of the picket lines. abc7 news caught up with a group outside a company call center in san francisco. union members have been working without a contract for nearly a year. last night, at&t and the union reached a settlement on job duties for those technicians. it agreed to return to the bargaining table. power has just been restored after nearly 11 hours in the dark and here is the reason why. this large downed tree snapped power lines and caused
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considerable damage to a power pole yesterday on dalewood avenue just west of the mt. davidson cross. 19 pg&e customers were in the dark and we just checked pg&e's website. the power appears to have been restored. happening today, march madness coming right here to the bay area. late this afternoon, the first of two sweet 16 games is going to be played in san jose. gonzaga and west virginia will start things off at 4:39. then arizona and xavier will complete that double header. the winners are going to square off saturday in the elite eight. the west regional champion will advance to the final four in phoenix. we have some zagss in the crowd -- i was giving one a hard time yesterday on twitter. he wanted me to give him a shoutout and i said, i can't, because i'm a kansas fan. but i did so congratulations and good luck. good thing you had so many days to prepare for press virginia. two to 13 degrees cooler than yesterday. we'll start inland east bay, this is where our coldest temperatures are, especially
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danville, 39 degrees, low to mid 40s through the rest of the san ramon valley into the tri-valley and some mid to upper 40s out highway 4. let's take a look at the rest of our neighborhood and upper 40s to low 50s, cooler in santa rosa at 40. 43 in novato and napa. look at the san mateo bridge. bone dry this morning. walking the dog? it's going to be dry all day. cool to mild if you're going to be outside exercising and a comfy afternoon if you're doing yard work but still a little damp out there. this is the way it looks in san rafael this morning. watch out for the tree. high amounts of that and uv index. temperature today is going to top out about 60 to 64 degrees, so slight warming over yesterday. tonight, a little milder, but look at all that wet weather coming into the north bay overnight. i'll have an hour-by-hour look at that next. here's alexis. nice and dry in the south bay for now, mike and taking a look at that on our traffic cameras, big difference from yesterday. we had several issues in the south bay.
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today, i don't have anything blocking at the moment. quick check of drive times, southbound 680 between highway 4 and walnut creek, just six minutes if you're continue tlg on westbound 24. walnut creek to highway 13 another 9 and slower spot but not terrible, westbound 580, tracy to dublin in the yellow at 35 minutes. quick check of b.a.r.t. this morning as well. ten-minute delay between lafayette and pleasant hill, in the pittsburg/bay point and sfo directions. they got the problem resolved so they are in recovery mode. we'll take a look at the north bay coming up at 5:50. an early morning b.a.r.t. ride turns into a nightmare for a 73-year-old woman. the attack that sent her to the hospital and the other violent incident that's under investigation now. nfl owners will decide next week if the oakland raiders will move to las vegas. it may not be the done deal it seems to be. and we're going to head to break but you can keep looking at this little guy. we are celebrating national puppy day by trying to adopt
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some of these animals from our local shelters. you can find out how by going on our news app and on and you can continue watching and you can continue watching these puppies r
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officials are still fighting it. they say it's all because of, get this, book burning, which is definitely something unusual. they say a man was burning books and emergency and fire fighting crews from multiple agencies have worked throughout the night, florida, four service officials now saying the fire no longer spreading at this point but it is still burning and there are evacuations underway right now. this next story, just terrible. this morning, a 73-year-old woman is recovering after being beaten unconscious on a b.a.r.t. train. it happened while the woman was riding the train between the coliseum station and the san leandro station. police say a man kicked her repeatedly and at random about 4:30 yesterday morning. she was treated at a local hospital and is expected to be okay. officers arrested 23-year-old william winchester at the coliseum station. a criminal history search shows another similar case, battery of a transportation employee, in december. >> regardless of whether it's a b.a.r.t. station or just a woman walking down the street,
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that's -- that's just undignified behavior, i mean, uncivilized. >> b.a.r.t. confirms a second attack at the coliseum station yesterday afternoon. a man assaulted a woman and then the two left the view of station cameras. b.a.r.t. pd still investigating that incident. a stanford economics professor is throwing cold water on the raiders las vegas stadium plan. roger knowles tells our media partner the san jose mercury news the financial projections in the stadium plan just don't pencil out. he also questions how raiders owner mark davis can afford to take on nearly $1 billion in debt. reports say there appears to be enough votes to approve the move at next week's owners' meeting. at this point, though, the raiders still have no lease agreement and questions remain as to who will pay $450 million in infrastructure costs around the stadium. abc7 news reporter laura anthony is heading to phoenix for the nfl owners meeting. that could determine whether the oakland raiders could move to las vegas.
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she'll also break any raiders news first on twitter @lauraanthony7. go ahead, follow her there. let's get to meteorologist mike nicco. it is dry but a little b here's a look from the east bay hills camera and you can see just how dry and clear it is this morning. clouds will be on the increase today. today. you'll need the definitely early. evening rain develops in the north bay and then that spreads overnight through tomorrow and we'll have a lighter storm. here's a look at tomorrow's storm. you can see the moisture fetch is a little more pronounced with this and we think the rain going to be heavier and the winds are going to be a little gustier, it's a 2 on our storm impact scale. rank this storm as a moderate. rainfall from about 1/3 in the south bay to 1 inch possible in the north bay. that's in the valleys. we'll get anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in the north bay, especially as you start to head up into the mountains. gusts at 30 miles per hour in our val valleys, here we are at
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5:00 in the evening, lake county, light rain developing, few showers will dip down into the north bay but it's during the overnight hours that it really establishes itself as a steady event of light green to moderate yellow and orange rain and during the morning commute it tries to dip all the way down to the south bay by 9:00. but notice where the yellows and oranges are. still in the north bay. and then that starts to move into the heart of the bay by noon and then down into the south bay and still some lingering effects from the heart of the bay by 4:00 but the evening commute, we definitely see a tapering of the intensity of the showers and by 11:00, they're just about over. here's a look at my accuweather 7 day forecast. that will open us up to sunshine for saturday, little bit warmer, cooler with the clouds and the rain sunday into monday and then spring warmth and sunshine tuesday and wednesday. looking forward though that, reggie and right now, we're pretty good for the start of our thursday morning commute. i do want to zoom in to a couple slowdowns on southbound 880, really around the hayward area.
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the first one near winteren avenue, we had a disabled bike in the hov lane, an area where there isn't a shoulder so they didn't have anywhere to go. it sounds like that has cleared or it's in the clearing stages but you can see that red there as you approach and south of the san mateo bridge near whipple, we have a new collision and that is blocking at least one lane. if you are approaching the san mateo bridge or heading past that towards fremont, you can see you are going to be slowed down here this morning. live look outside at the north bay. southbound 101 through san rafael, a few a brake lights maybe starting to fill in but overall we're looking really good. we'll check out the bay bridge commute coming up next. alexis, thank you. >> i have made it up to pup land, yeah, and our friends in alameda animal shelter are here. i'm going to step inside and get my friend here, toffee. she is nine weeks old and she is a little pit bull and look how cute. aren't pits just the cutest
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puppies ever? >> they are the best and these two are really nice. they're nine weeks old, they're up for adoption. this is donatello. he's the boy and coffee's the girl. >> i don't know how i would choose. i might have to just do both. >> go for it. >> now, of course we're focusing on puppies today because this is national puppy day but it's really the older dogs that end up getting left behind a lot at the shelter so we need to think about them too today. >> definitely. i mean, we have some great senior dogs and we actually have a senior to senior adoption where the adoption fee is waived if you're 62 and older and a dog is 7 years or older. there's no adoption fee. >> is that right? i love that. >> so that way, they can live their lives out together. >> so, we know that these guys are going to be adopted because who wouldn't want these puppies? >> look at their faces. >> they're fantastic! and you say you have a number of animals there right now. >> right. we have rabbits and cats and then we're more than 50% full of
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dogs, adult dogs, of various breeds. >> yeah, and she said they even have some full-bred german shepherds right now that need homes. >> yes, we do. >> so throughout the day, we're going to have our puppy cams up and we're going to put badges up for each of these guys so if you're interested in them, go to our website and go to our app and you can find out more information about how to pick one of these puppies up. >> i just retweeted the badge for donatello and toffee. koko the signing gorilla does need some help. the gorilla foundation is launching a gofundme campaign right now. they're trying to raise money to repair the damage from our winter storms. they want to raise $35,000 to fix the roofs and there are lots of other repairs too. handle lers say that things are so messy, koko's buddy has been walking around with his hands in the air to keep them from getting wet. we have a link to the gofundme page on our website,
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a sinkhole that's been causing road closures in moraga for more than a year will finally be fixed soon. the sinkhole opened up last march. earlier this month, someone tloou it a one-year birthday party. the town has finally gotten federal money to fix the crater and it's grown to be 10 feet wide and 15 feet deep. repairs are expected to be
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finished in may. i'm already missing my puppy. california's $16 billion high-speed rail project is still on track at least for now. opponents tried to stall the project by suing to block a crucial funding source, the $10 billion bond voters approved in 2008. they contend the state's plan doesn't meet conditions included in the measure. a judge ruled their challenge was premature but also said they would reconsider their argument before the state actually issues the bond next month. this is pretty cool. starting today, walmart is making it easier for you to watch your favorite movies. the streaming service is launching a new mobile disk to digital app for android and ios smartphone users. all you have to do is use the app to scan is bar code on a dvd or blu-ray case and that will upload the movie. to watch the movies, you'll need to create an account on ultraviolet. right now, it will cost you $2 to upload each movie. this time tomorrow, winds
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are going to be around 10 to 20 miles per hour but by the time we got to 9:00, we get around 20 to 30. our best possibility of damage will be from 9:00 tomorrow morning until about 3:00 when we get up to around 35 miles per hour, then we'll see those winds taper through the evening hours. let's take a look at the rain. 7:00 tonight, santa rosa, the rest of us dry for the evening commute. tomorrow still pretty much up in the north bay but then as we head towards friday evening, 1/3 inch in the south bay to 2 inches in north bay. not too much on the roads right now. we do have that issue in the hayward area, southbound 880 at whipple. we do have a multi-car crash and it's likely blocking at least one lane. we still have not been able to confirm that. a little backup north of there as well due to an earlier disabled vehicle and yes, the bay bridge toll plaza is definitely filling in, those metering lights on since about 5:26 this morning. we have a report of a crash on the shoulder at grand avenue.
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hopefully won't slow you down too much. on top of that, we have a high wind advisory for the bay bridge this morning too. we'll take a look at drive times coming up at 6:00. a lot of us suspected this might happen. now it's official. the virgin america airlines brand is not going to stick around. alaska airlines says it's going to stop using the virgin america name likely some time in 2019. alaska bought virgin last year in an effort to expand its west coast operations. alaska promises it's going to keep some of the virgin america touches, including free inflight entertainment and that mood lighting it's it's become famous for. next up, should campus police have guns. we are breaking down a controversial proposal. and voting for the new health care proposal is happening today. we're covering the potential impact it could have on your wallet. and uber eats about to start the delivering alcohol. there's one part of the story that may kill your buzz. i, however, am still on a high from holding the puppies a
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few minutes ago. i think that's jessica castro's hand. she is loving these puppy bites and so are we. the whole point of this is to find more dogs homes in the bay area. we are celebrating national puppy day. absolutely. teaming up with local shelters teaming up with local shelters and we're g
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good morning. coming up on 6:00 a.m. on this thursday, march 23. we're almost through the week. >> we are. there's a lot going on in the news. it is national puppy day and so we're going to be showing you adoptable little guys and girls all morning long and no rain today, mike. >> no rain today. it's a nice day to be outside. hi, everybody. here's a look from our east bay hills camera and what you're seeing right there is a dakota access pipeline -- a day planner that shows cool conditions this morning. temperatures in the 40s but for the most part, let me put up a different graphic here, 38 to
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50. that is our temperature. 55 to 57, high clouds and sunshine at noon. a little bit warmer this afternoon, 56 to 60 with increasing high clouds and 55 to 57 at 7:00. now, after the 7:00 hour, our next storm arrives. we'll take a look at that coming up next. how about the morning commute now that it's dry. it's been pretty quiet this morning, much better than yesterday. expecting a busy today with the rain tomorrow. here's a look at the bay bridge commute as we head into san francisco. it sounds like we have a new problem eastbound on the carquinas bridge. most of our bridges looking good, westbound 92, san mateo bridge, 13 and 9 minutes across the doouumbarton bridge. we have new details on a proposal to arm campus police at city college of san francisco. >> the police chief is now pushing for dozens of guns, tasers and body cams for his


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