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close. the plane had four passengers. the sonoma county sheriff's office has confirmed that one person is dead. the three other passengers were transported to local hospitals via helicopters. now, immediately after the crash, fire and emergency medical personnel were brought in. the crash site we are told was 258 san louis road. it's today early to say what caused the plane to crash, we have no idea if it had engine trouble or anything like that. that's something that the faa will investigate. we're told also that investigators are on the scene -- well, no, sorry, that they are on the way to the scene. now, we're here at children's hospital, again, because we were told that the children were transported to this hospital, but again no confirmation from
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them yet. we'll have more information as we get it. i'm live in oakland, lyanne melendez nbc 7 news. >> we will continue to follow this breaking story throughout the evening. you can get the latest news with the abc 7 news app. download it for free. some lafayette business owners thought things were rough during the winter storms and then this happened. a roaring fire tore through a beloved restaurant and the chamber of commerce. this is the aftermath now. drone view 7 and lafayette circle. melanie woodrow is live in lafayette with the latest. melanie? >> reporter: larry, one of the biggest concerns out here this afternoon is that this building is not structurally sound. you can see that's one of the reasons that they have put up this fence around the building. you can see a couple of people there taking a look. the good news is nobody was in the building late last night when the fire happened. nobody was injured. and today we've seen quite a few people stopping by to look.
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from drone view 7 you can see the devastation. this lafayette building that was home to a restaurant, other businesses and the chamber of commerce is now a shell of what it once was. >> it's real sad to see. >> vivian andrews is a therapist who rented space here. >> actually imagined climbing down that redwood tree. how would i have gotten out of there? >> reporter: luckily no one was inside the building when it caught fire, though bright red flames and smoke threatened residents who lived in apartments next door. >> i saw nothing but flames through my window. >> reporter: the fire was visible from pittsburg, 15 miles away. fire investigators say people reported hearing a loud boom. that may have been propane tanks bursting. one of the biggest concerns is that what's left of the building could collapse. >> the wall on this corner is essentially being supported by the tree. the wall on the back side there is leaning in and the structural supports for the interior second in regard elemen
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floor elements are basically burned through. >> reporter: many people stopped pby today, including the restaurant's owners and others who worked here. >> it's my livelihood. i've just got to move on and find something else but it's an amazing building. >> reporter: in january you c eucalyptus tree fell in the parking lot. fire officials estimate the loss at $1.1 million. the damage is priceless for those who worked or visited here often. in lafayette, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. new at 4:00, a woman is dead after police say she was shot by her roommate in a quiet south bay community. >> it happened this morning inside a home on bucknall road in saratoga. chris nguyen with the details. >> reporter: shock and disbelief in saratoga. neighbors say it's been a devastating day. >> it puts life in perspective. you've got to be careful. >> reporter: a deadly shooting just after 7:00 this morning. the santa clara county sheriff's
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office tells us a 57-year-old man called 911 saying that he had shot his 60-year-old female roommate. sheriff's deputies arrived at the residents within minutes. the shooter was taken into custody without incident. >> there's been no arrest made in this case. right now he's considered a person of interest. it is an ongoing investigation. >> reporter: the victim who has not been identified was found inside the home earlier with one gunshot wound. she was taken to a local hospital but later died. sky 7 gives us an aerial view of the neighborhood this afternoon. the shooter and the victim were the only ones at the property when the shooting took place. residents are stunned, saying it all hits too close to home. >> i was mind blown because i lived here like five years and i've never once seen anything crazy occur in my neighborhood. >> reporter: investigators have spent the day gathering and processing evidence. detectives going door to door interviewing neighbors as they try to piece together what led up to the shoot.
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the motive, still unclear. >> wherever you go, whatever you do, you walk with your eyes open all the time. and it can happen anywhere. >> reporter: a tragedy that has rocked this south bay community. in saratoga, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. this woman faces murder charges after san jose police say she stabbed a man during an argument. amber gerkin knew the 60-year-old victim. they say she stabbed him on south 2nd street on sunday. she's being held without bail. some new developments in the search for richard moss, a 22-year-old san mateo man. he vanished without a trace on his way to work more than a month ago. >> he was last seen heading into the devil slide tunnel south of pacifica. today a possible clue was found near mon tara state beach. jonathan bloom is live with what was found. jonathan. >> reporter: well, larry and ama, until now the only evidence searchers had found was moss's aaa card found by a neighbor walking here on this beach about
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two weeks ago. but today's discovery points to a much simpler tragedy than the theories of carjacking, murder and kidnapping that had been floated around. instead evidence was found today that leads searchers to believe that moss may have taken a fatal plunge off the side of the road down those steep cliffs off in the distance. >> i don't want it to be his car, but if it is, it is. >> reporter: word spread quickly to the volunteers who have spent weeks searching for richard moss. an early morning dive turned up grim evidence. >> that was one of the lowest tides and we found a hyundai wheel made in korea, specifically to the tiburon and a fuel tank wedged in the sand line. >> divers took photos, then gave the wheel to the sheriff's office. they say it matches the wheels in these pictures of the blue hyundai moss was driving when he disappeared. >> the wheel itself was sheared off with the disk brake rotor intact. one might guess that the car hit
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rear first, sheared off the fuel tank and one of the rear wheels and then floated out. >> reporter: divers swam out to mark the spot where the fuel tank is lodged in the rocks. they'll returning at low tide to look for the rest of the car. in the meantime the sheriff's office won't draw conclusions. >> we have found other car parts in other locations that we have confirmed to not belong to his vehicle, so because of that, we don't want to speculate to anything yet. >> reporter: if it is moss's car, volunteers think this is where it flew off the pavement. a small chunk is missing from the low stone wall that separates the winding road from the rocky cliffs. from his home in hawaii, moss's father told us he'll wait for official confirmation. volunteers say they won't call off the search until then. >> if his son was in that car, then he could put closure to this. the family can have peace. if not, it's going to continue. >> reporter: at montara state beach, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. the highway patrol eis tryig to figure out why a big rig
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carrying tons of mail went off the road in napa county. it overturned after hitting a power pole on northbound highway 29 in american canyon around 4:30 this morning. as you can see, firefighters helped unload the truck's pay load of envelopes and packages. all lanes reopened around 9:00 this morning. the truck driver escaped with only minor injuries. here's a look at live doppler 7 showing that fog is building along the coastline right now after a day that was partly sunny along the coast and certainly sunny over inland areas. this is the growing marine layer from sutro tower. it's pushing out over parts of the bay. it's 64 here in san francisco, 67 in oakland, mountain view 74, 80 san jose, 85 gilroy, 62 at half moon day. this is the view at the golden gate where it's getting foggier and foggier. 81 at santa rosa and fairfield, mid to upper 70s at napa and novato. 88 in livermore. this is the source of our heat down in the desert southwest. look at the temperatures now,
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108 in phoenix, 112 in palm springs and that hot air is moving our direction and will bring our high temperatures up to the 100-degree level over the weekend. a heat advisory is in effect from 8:00 a.m. saturday until 9:00 p.m. sunday for all of the higher elevations of the east bay and south bay. i'll give you a closer look at the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. all evacuation orders have been listed for the wildfire in butte county. the fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and destroyed 41con. the cause remains under investigation. the winters fire is now 100% contained. the 2200-acre wildfire began last thursday. that cause is still under investigation. no structures were destroyed. four firefighters, though, had minor injuries. a group of san francisco civil servants competed for one of the city's most coveted titles today, cable car bell ringing champion.
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[ bell ringing ] >> yeah, i just got into it. byron cobb took home his seventh title during the 54th annual contest showcasing muni operators musical skills. he was pumped clearly. he said he dedicated his performance to his late mother, eleanor. he also credited her for giving him drum lessons as a child. warning, what warning? >> if you're always focused on that, you're going to spend a lot of time on your couch finding reasons not to do what you love to do. >> the shark warning in santa cruz. that isn't stopping surfers from getting into the water. plus setting the record straight. the mexican museum in san francisco on allegations of why so many of their pieces may not be the real deal. and the nominations are find out who's going to be walking the red carpet and who has the most n
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santa cruz officials are renewing a warning to diehard surfers. you could get fined if you don't get out of the water. the city imposed a ban in the area where a great white shark attacked a kayaker earlier this week. abc 7 news reporter janine della vega has our story. >> reporter: plenty of surfers hit the waves this morning, pretty close to the same spot where a shark took a bite out of a kayak earlier this week. >> is it in the back of your mind when you're out there? >> no. i'm just really cold. my toes are cold. that's all i'm thinking about. >> reporter: surfers are ignoring the ban the city put in effect on tuesday. no one is allowed in the water
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within a mile of steamers lane. surfers say sharks have always been in the water and fear is not a factor. some came as early as 5:00 a.m. >> if you're always focused on that, you're going to spend a lot of time on your couch finding reasons not to do what you love to do, but i don't think either of us are doing anything except honoring the animals that are in there, the grizzly bears of the sea. i'm not seeing any dorsal fins. >> surf stores are seeing less customers. at nearby restaurants, employees are also noticing a downturn. >> it's probably decreased by about half. now that we're going into the weekend, it may pick up, but it may not. >> reporter: some tourists came into town not knowing they weren't allowed into the water until they saw the warning signs. >> it scared me a little bit but that was after i went in the water. >> you just dipped your feet in? >> yeah, pretty much. >> reporter: anyone violating
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the ban risks getting a $200 fine. the ban is in effect until saturday morning, so businesses should start seeing relief by then. reporting from santa cruz, janine de la vega. the transit hub will now be known as the salesforce transit center. salesforce, which is also behind a new tower complex adjacent to the transit hub will may over $100 million over 25 years for the naming rights. it includes a rooftop park is scheduled to open next year. adobe is planning a major expansion. the software giant announced it plans to develop a fourth tower at its downtown san jose headquarters. the tower will be at 333 west san fernando street. 3,000 employees will be able to work at the new building. adobe was the first major technology company to invest in downtown san jose more than 20 years ago. tesla seems to be gearing up to officially release its new model 3 later this month.
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david louie noticed a truckful of tesla model 3s when driving on interstate 880 this t the first model 3s are expected to be delivered to customers by the end of this month. the mexican museum in san francisco is setting the record straight today after a report revealed the vast majority of pieces at the ma seem may not be the real deal. >> kristen sze is here with the latest on the story that has stunned the art world. >> yeah, we're talking about the largest mexican museum in the u.s. and the first institution in san francisco to be affiliated with the smithsonian, a respected museum to be sure. that's why it comes as a shock when independent assessment found only 83 out of 2,000 artifacts in its prehispanic collection could be authenticated. today museum officials held a news conference to clear up what they call a misunderstanding
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that many pieces may be fake. >> what was misinterpreted was the fact that all the other pieces weren't authentic is absolutely incorrect. it just has to go through a process. >> the challenge stems from a transition from a community museum to a national museum with higher standards demanded by the smithsonian for its partners. they say more analysis will be done to date the artifacts and more will likely be authenticated and go on permanent exhibit. having enough pieces to display is critical because the museum is stocking up for its new home being built at the yerba buena center. how minority leader nancy pelosi spoke at the dedication just last summer. the new mexico c million project. it is continuing its fund-raising efforts and its target opening date is in 2019. larry and ama. >> all right, kristen, thank you. a festival that aims to improve relations between mexico and the u.s. is back for a third
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time. the mex-am festival is organized by the mexican consulate. it's the only one of its kind in the u.s. it show cases musical talent, inspirational talks and offers a wine tour of mexican-american wineries. they kick off with an orchestra at davis symphony hall. a mariachi band will play at the jazz center. >> these girls were born in new york so they are american, playing a mariachi song. most of the time they do play american songs in mariachi style. >> the week-long festival kicks off sunday. for details, check out our link at check out the forecast.% spencer reed joins us. triple digits on the way, ladies and gentlemen. >> we can expect a little sizzle this weekend, and the weather is going to get hot too. >> nice. >> here's a live at live doppler 7 hd. we've got mainly sunny skies with a little fog building at
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the coastline. it's going to expand across the bay and perhaps push locally inland. this is the view of the developing marine layer from mt. tam. you can see lots of blue sky above the layer of fog there. we'll see foggy conditions near the coast and bay overnight. warmer in most areas with triple digit heat that larry mentioned in our inland areas. right now we're looking at about a 28-degree range of temperatures from 62 at half moon bay to tonight in brentwood. that's the warmest reading we have at the moment. overnight we'll see rather widespread fog with low temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s. this is the pattern the fog will follow, at which point we'll see lots of fog, perhaps reduced visibility. notice how it starts to pull back to the bay and the coast by 9:00 a.m. we'll have a bit reaching out over the bay. by noon tomorrow the fog will be back at the coastline where it belongs and we'll have sunny skies over the bay and inland with high temperatures up around 90 degrees or more.
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look for highs of 92 at fairfield, antioch, livermore tomorrow. 91 at concord. the inland east bay will be the warmest region. lake port will hit 96 and cloverdale 93. most locations around the bay will be in the upper 70s to near 80. on the coast, breezy but mild with high temperatures in the low to mid-60s. now let's move along and take a look at santa cruz beach which is a good spot to look at as we go to the beach forecast for tomorrow. we'll have relatively mild conditions with most beach locations topping out in the low 60s tomorrow. santa cruz will top out at 77, so expect clouds in the morning, sun in the afternoon and there's a rip current risk as the surf is a little bit rough. on saturday we'll see temperatures continuing to rise especially in our inland areas, mainly upper 90s to near 100. heat advisory in effect saturday and sunday. the peak of the heating will be on sunday as numerous inland locations top out at 100 degrees or higher. what we can expect with this heat advisory is inland highs
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from 95 to 102. heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible with overexposure to this kind of heat, and that kind of heat will elevate the concerns for fire and the risk of fire as well. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. so heating up over the weekend to 100 or higher. mid-80s around the bay, mid to upper 60s along the coast. notice a sharp drop in temperatures on monday. we'll have a nice steady pattern next week of temperatures in a seasonal range. low 60s on the coach and 70s in the bay. >> thank you, spencer. all right, a big day for a los gatos based netflix. their record-breaking emmy nominations. and the extreme makeover for a play (woman) when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza®, a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal.
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marci gonzalez has a look at some of the nominees. >> reporter: helped by some headline-making performances, snl tying for the most emmy nominations this year. >> you're one of them, aren't you? >> reporter: "west wood" also getting 22 nods, hbo has more than any other network with 110. netflix following with 91 nods and three of the seven shows. stranger things, the crown and house of cards. >> i know exactly what they need. >> reporter: the stars nominated in the best drama acting categories, kevin spacey up against five other actors, including two from "this is us." robin wright competing against oscar winner viola davis of abc's "how to get away with murd murder" and elizabeth moss of hulu's "the handmaid's
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>> everybody knew this would be a crazy year because thrones" was ineligible. >> >> only two black. >> african-american. >> reporter: blackish stars tracy ellis ross and anthony anderson also vying for wins for acting. >> i'm so happy for you. >> i'm happy for you. >> reporter: and we'll find out the winner september 17th. the 69th annual emmy awards show will be in l.a. hosted by stephen colbert. >> marci was at the espys last night. the 25th edition took place in l.a. last evening. the warriors took home the award for best team, kevin durant won best championship honors. however, the subject everyone is stuck on today, a joke from peyton manning's monologue. >> our gymnastics team was so dominant that kevin durant told me he wants to play for them next year.
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and i've got to tell you, i don't think you'd start for that team, kevin. russell westbrook, what do you think? >> that moment blew up on social media. i was at the espys and i had a couple of people tell me durant -- maybe he didn't know the exact joke, but he knew something was coming. espn's ramona shelburn said she saw them working on that facial impression backstage with k.d. so who knows whether it was a setup. durant tweeted this later in the night but it shows that he was having fun with the moment. at least we think it was. it would be interesting if he revealed that or his agent or rep did. >> i did see a moment where it looked like he was trying not to smile a little bit. >> and his mom was like, hey, come on. >> all right. well, despite a trip
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overseas, president trump couldn't escape questions about donald trump jr. >> i think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. >> and what the president said to the french first lady that's stirring up controversy today. plus new details in that bizarre case out of bizarre case out of pennsylvania. (hard exhalation) honey? can we do this tomorrow? (grunts of effort) can we do this tomorrow? if you have heart failure symptoms, your risk of hospitalization could increase, making tomorrow uncertain. but entresto is a medicine that was proven, in the largest heart failure study ever, to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects
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here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. sky 7 was over a small plane crash just west of the sonoma sky park airport that killed a person and injured three others. the survivors included two children who went by helicopter to ucsf children's hospital in oakland. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen tweeted that neighbors are in shock after a man is accused of shooting his female roommate to death in a quiet saratoga neighborhood. a stretch of bucknall road where it happened remains closed. coming up at 5:00, laura anthony takes us to the funeral service for beloved high school football player darryl aikens. he lost his ballots with leukemia last week. a row of businesses that burned down may soon collapse. investigators are investigating this drone view 7 video because that's about as close as they can get to going inside right now to seeing exactly what's
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happening in there. nine businesses along lafayette circle were destroyed. damage estimated at just over $1 million. there are new developments in a case out of a philadelphia suburb where four young men disappeared. a man in jail in bucks county has committed to killing all four missing men and told authorities the location of their bodies. cause me dinardo's lawyer said his client agreed to plead guilty to all four murders. >> in exchange for that confession, mr. dinardo was promised by the district attorney that he will spare his life by not invoking the death penalty. >> investigators have founding the four bodies. they have identified one as 19-year-old dean finocchiaro. they still have to identify thomas meo, mark sturgis and jimmy patrick. it's not clear what the motive may have been. the philadelphia enquirer said one went to high school with him and two others met him when he was looking to sell marijuana.
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president trump is in paris meeting with french president emmanuel macron and questions about donald trump jr.'s dealings with russia followed him there. emily is live in washington with the latest. >> reporter: larry, after months of denials that his campaign staff had any dealings with russia, president trump is now changing his tune, defending donald junior's meeting. >> i think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. >> reporter: president trump had three very clear talking points when responding to the inevitable question about donald junior's meeting with a russian lawyer with reported ties to the kremlin. >> it lasted for a very short period and nothing came of the meeting. >> reporter: at a joint press conference, the president said repeatedly the meeting was short and nothing came of it. details that haven't been independently verified, but will likely be the focus of various russia investigations. >> i think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken. >> reporter: but on wednesday, the president's nominee for fbi
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director advised against taking such a meeting. >> any threat or effort to interfere with our elections from any nation state or any nonstate actor is the kind of thing the fbi would want to know. >> reporter: abc's cecelia vega asked president trump if wray was wrong but he didn't directly answer. >> well, i'll start off by saying first of all that i believe that we will have a great fbi director. >> reporter: but even donald junior indicated to fox news he thought attending the meeting was a mistake. >> in retrospect i probably would have done things a little differently. >> reporter: don junior was joined by campaign manager paul manafort and his brother-in-law, jared kushner. the e-mail promised that would incriminate hillary clinton as part of the russian government's support for his father. as for the climate deal that president trump just pulled out of last month, that came up at today's joint press conference
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and president trump said something, quote, could happen with that so we'll stay tuned for that. larry. >> interesting. emily, any other notable moments so far on this trip? >> reporter: well, we've seen pictures and video of the first lady, melania trump, around paris wearing a red jacket and skirt by famed french designer christian dior and there's another exchange that's getting a lot of attention. that would be president trump greeting the first lady of france saying, quote, you're in such good shape. larry? >> emily, thank you. the u.s. senate's top republican has released a revamped bill to replace much of the affordable care act. senator mitch mcconnell aims to build support from conservatives and moderates. dpop conservatives would like to let insurers offer low premium policies about minimal coverage. moderates want to ease cuts to medicaid. >> many states want the ability to reform and improve their
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medicaid program so that they can actually deliver better care at a lower cost. >> a senate vote could come next week. all of the senate's 46 democrats and two independents oppose the efforts. it hinges on 50 of the 52 republicans voting for it. congress took a big step toward the largest expansion of the gi bill in a decade. their vision is aimed to allow more veterans to attend college after serving their country. it includes getting rid of a 15-year time limit to cash in on benefits. military reservists and national guard members would see more money. this isn't a done deal. another vote will take place next week. a bay area congresswoman plans to lead a women bearing sleeveless dresses.
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women have the right to bare arms. women were removed from some areas because of sleeveless outfits. men must wear coats and ties. former u.s. president jimmy carter collapsed this morning while at a habitat for humanity event in canada. the 92-year-old received medical attention at the scene and was treated for dehydration. he was taken to the hospital as a precaution but has since told organizers he's okay. he encouraged everyone to stay hydrated and keep building. real or fake? the tools being used at uc berkeley to determine which news is real and what's not. it's all about the photographs. plus, what would you do if you got a personal note from the atm? the bizarre story coming up. i'm spencer christian. here comes the fog, its usual pattern this time of who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear.
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the fight against hunger is not taking a summer vacation. absenc abc 7 news was at the alameda food bank where there's a sea of bags. 10,000 bags in all, 100,000 pounds of food to fill them with. grocery outlet ceo called in some favors from fellow business leaders to make it all happen. >> during the month of july and august when food insecurity for families in need is the highest, we wanted to raise awareness. what better way than collecting food from manufacturers that we do business with in the bay area. >> the food bank is also putting
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out a call for volunteers this summer. we have a link on with information on how you can help. there's a brand new playground behind a community center in san francisco. >> all thanks to volunteers from lucas films and disney and the kaboom organization. lonnie railwivera shows us all hard work that's gone into giving back to a community in need. >> reporter: these volunteers have a tight deadline, just one day to finish building a dream playground. the project will serve underprivileged families in san francisco's western addition and lower pacific heights neighborhoods. it's laura's third time helping to build one. >> you see it every day in the community. you know, they need a place for kids to play and have a safe space after school. >> reporter: this project is even closer to her heart because she calls this neighborhood home. it's a neighborhood that's seen
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many housing challenges, with low income families forced to move. >> there are communities that have a lot of it and communities that don't have enough. we definitely felt like this block, this corner is one that would benefit from having it. >> reporter: it's one piece of a large puzzle. the complex includes affordable housing units, child care, plus -- >> a chicken coop, a giant connect four. >> reporter: this is completely designed a kids. one of the main things they wanted, a climbing wall. there are also monkey bars, a huge indoor basketball court. so many families have already applied for an apartment in the community center building, which expanded to offer housing. >> there are 24 affordable units, 50%, 60% average median income. we had 1300 applications. >> reporter: the community center board will select families on a lottery basis. some of those waiting are homeless. >> many of them are living with relatives, some of them are on the street. >> reporter: the new booker t.
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washington community center and playground is expected to open to families by mid-august. >> all right. it's time to check on our weather and how hot it's going to get. >> oh, this weekend. >> it's coming our way, the heat is. right now we're looking at a little fog at the coast an sunny skies over the inland areas, mild to warm conditions. overnight low temperatures will drop into mid-50s for most of the bay area. tomorrow we'll see sunny skies and even partly sunny skies at the coastline where it will be breezy and relatively mild. we'll see highs at the coast in the low to mid-60s right around the bay, mid to upper 70s, up to 80 in some spots. inland, low 90s for the most part but that will change over the weekend and get a bit hotter. a heat advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of the east bay and south bay from 8:00 a.m. saturday to 9:00 p.m. sunday. it's going to be pretty toastly. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice on saturday and sunday inland highs will be right around or above 100 degrees but only mid to upper 80s around the
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bay, mid to upper 60s on the coast. the only area that will be hot is the inland regions. that will be cooling down in all locations on monday and we'll have a nice, steady seasonal pattern through the remainder of next week. two days of hot weather is about it. a high school graduate was really making a difference. >> my environmental passion ban when i was pretty young. >> meet our abc 7 star scholar and what he's doing to change the world. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney with a new
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you got me, mark. we just want fast internet for one, simple rate. for all the streaming and the shopping and the newsing, but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. abc 7 has been celebrating student acheechievement for 12 years. each year abc 7 recognizes seven bay area high school seniors for their extraordinary achievements and awards each with a $1,000 scholarship. jessica castro from abc 7 mornings introduces to a south city star scholar winner, future scientist and current climate change activist. >> reporter: it may not be my thing, but it definitely is abc
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7 star scholar's james coleman's. so is playing the piano. competitive swimming. >> what's your favorite stroke? >> breaststroke. i'm a breaststroke. >> reporter: and fighting to protect our planet. >> my environmental passion when i was pretty young. i just was outdoors a lot, and that's something that i cherish and valued. when i learned about climate change, that's something that is irreversible compared to other social issues. i think it is something that's really urge engt for us. >> reporter: james is a leader at south san francisco high school, valedictorian, student government and countless clubs. but it's off this south city campus he feels he's made the most impact. >> ace, which stands for alieps for climate education. it's a coalition of high school students around the bay area who meet together and fight for climate justice. >> reporter: most recently this ace fellow took part in the kids versus trump march in san francisco in may to support young people fighting for their right to a clean environment and stable climate.
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>> i always want to be an activist going to marches, protests, maybe even planning more in the future. i still want to be a scientist, no research in neuroscience, biology, things like that. >> reporter: james is headed to harvard university in the ball to study biological science and most likely adding political science to that degree also. jessica castro, abc 7 news. >> and watch our abc 7 star scholar special on sunday, july 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. you can learn more about james and the other abc 7 star scholar winners. and do you know a young change maker in your community? they can aplply for a $500 summr of service grant for their community project:. a cute stuffed toy may not be as cute and cuddly as it seems. it's under recall because it might cut kids playing with it. >> michael finney has more consumer news. >> how odd, huh? >> i want to see this thing. >> yeah. we'll show it to you. it's not what you would expect from a colorful plush toy, but
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it's happened at least once. they are recalling nearly 10,000 of these lamaze punching max chip punks. internal pieces can break creating a sharp point that can poke through the material. they have one report of it cutting a child's hand. children should not play with the toy. parents can return it for a full refund. check it out on my facebook page. one advantage of taking a train instead of a plane are seats are more comfortable and roomy. however, that might not last for long. a ceo at amtrak says the railroad is considering squeezing more seats into economy class, just like airlines have already done on airplanes. the change would reduce the distance between rows. that means less leg room. amtrak has been struggling financially and of course more seats could bring in more
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revenue. the ceo says trains would still be more pleasant than planes because you can get up and walk around and don't have to deal with airport security. the new bus service that travels overnight between san francisco and los angeles has its maiden voyage tomorrow. the bus has a lounge area and sleeping compartments called cabins. the cabins come with lights and electric outlets to charge phones and computers. now, if you want to get all the details, check out my facebook video. the bottom line, you sleep while they drive. the cost, about $115. now, tomorrow i'm heading to corte madera to hear your questions and concerns. i'll be at town center from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet you, so bring your questions along with paperwork and you may be able to ask live on abc 7. you can also ask those questions on social media, just post them with the #askfinney. >> perfect. thank you, michael. >> sure. all right. if you love mac and cheese, and
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i believe i know one or one and a half or soon to be two that do, this is the weekend for you. >> alexis smith from abc 7 mornings has a taste from our partners. >> all of your macaroni and cheese dreams are about to come true. a fast casual restaurant opens this weekend specializing in building your own mac and cheese bowls. the owners have been conducting taste tests and are ready for their first brick and mortar location. >> me as a home trained chef, it's an amazing feeling to sell your food and have people say this is really good. that positive feedback that we got repeatedly was what we needed to have the confidence to open this space. >> whatever combination you can dream up, they will make it for you. >> we have bacon, hot dogs, you know, peas and corn, but there's also some pretty out there ones as well. a sausage, we have one that is preserved vegetables that's
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korean and others. >> it happened to be part of my winning combination, bacon peas and hot cheetos. it will stay open until 2:00 a.m. on fridays an saturdays. the salsa fillmore is friday and saturday from 6:00 until 10:00. dance lessons, live bands and free admission. if you've ever wanted to be part of setting a world record, you've got your chance. be at dolores park saturday at 1:00 p.m. to attempt to break the world record for the most people doing a hand stand simultaneously. the current record was set in belgium in 2006 with 399 people. handstands not your thing? no worries, there will be lessons and competitions with prizes. rsvp at for details on these events and more, go to our website and we'll link you up with hoodline. >> i want to see 400 people do a handstand simultaneously.
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a strange story out of texas. a guy gets stuck behind an atm. it's not what you might think. he's not trying to break into it. he's actually a contractor who was there to fix a lock in the room behind the atm and instead he got locked inside. what's really strange is the guy started passing notes to customers through the atm. >> you'll never see this again in your life, that somebody is stuck in the atm machine. it was just crazy. >> let me out! police were able to kick the door down and free the man who had been stuck there for about two hour. well, trying to get to the bottom of social media. >> this is the age of fake news. >> the cal students learning how to separate fiction from reality. right now kristen is here with what's ahead on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> thanks, larry and ama. a south bay family in their car when a window is shattered. >> did you yell or scream or anything? >> no, but i cried. >> and she had good reason. her ear is hurt and the car is a
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mess. we're live at the scene. also ahead, crime on b.a.r.t. the new police chief tries to clear up a few things. and calling all piano players. find out how a
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coming up tonight on abc 7, at 8:00 it's boy band followed by battle of the network stars, at 10:00 the gong show then the abc 7 news at 11:00. the term might be new but the definition of fake news is
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not so how do you know what's real and what isn't. lyanne melendez shows us the tools some students are using. >> reporter: the video shows a soldier with a kurdish militia group known at wpg fighting against isis in syria. while it was released by the group's press office, how do we know it's authentic? >> go directly to the website. >> reporter: welcome to the uc berkeley school of law's human rights investigations lab. these students make it their mission to authenticate videos and photos coming from the ground in conflict zones. >> this is the age of fake news. and there's a whole lot that comes on social media that we do not know it's origins or whether it's authentic. >> reporter: videos are pictures sent over the internet may be altered for propaganda purposes. >> the one thing this project will teach you is you need to take everything with a grain of salt. >> reporter: the origin can be traced through online sites.
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and using geolocation, they're able to compare a photo to a satellite image of the area. >> for example, if there's a mosque that we can see, can we locate that mosque through satellite imagery to establish that the town where this was supposedly taken is in fact that town. >> reporter: if it's authentic, it will be archived as a factual record to be used by human rights groups. there are four of these centers at universities around the world. pretoria in south africa, essex, toronto, and of course uc berkeley. with a fifth, came bridbridge, g in the fall. last month students from those universities attended a summit at uc berkeley to expand their knowledge and advance their collaboration. cal alone has trained 75 students so far, fluent in 18 languages. they are currently focusing on central america, africa, burma, syria and even here in the u.s.
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lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. thank you for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm ama daetz. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts now. we continue with breaking news. sky 7 zooms in on a small plane that crashed in sonoma county. one person is dead. we're live at the scene. in santa clara county, somebody shot some kind of bb gun at motorists. a little girl was hurt. plus -- >> you have that discretion whether or not to release the video. >> b.a.r.t.'s top cop defends not releasing crime surveillance video. he's facing some disagreement. and -- >> propane tanks. >> it was a huge boom. >> and a huge fire in lafayette. drone view 7 shows you what's left behind. business owners vow to rebuild. >> we've just got to move on and find somewhere else. breaking news is in sonoma county where that small plane with four people on board
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crashes with deadly results. one person was killed, three others, including two children, were hurt. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> i'm larry beil in for dan ashley. the plane crashed south of sonoma not far from the sonoma sky park airport. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard is live in sonoma with the latest. cornell? >> reporter: larry, kristen, here is what we know. we are about 150 yards from this crash scene where that single engine plane crashed just before 1:00 this afternoon killing one person onboard. investigators and the sonoma county sheriff's office as well as the coroner is here on scene. the sonoma county sheriff's department said the plane took off from the sonoma sky park about 12:45 and crashed about 1,000 feet from the runway. take a look at some video that was shot just moments ago. four people were onboard. we understand that one person was killed, three others were injured. we h


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