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morning, we just wanted to make you aware that the closures tart this weekend so you can start planning properly. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. san francisco police investigating a deadly stabbing in the hayes valley neighborhood. police found a man stabbed to death on the sidewalk just after 7:00 last night. authorities have not said whether anyone has been arrested. >> happening today, the man charged with killing kate steinle on pier 14 is due back in court in san francisco. the second degree murder case against juan man sisco lopez sanchez could be sent to trial today. there's been a series of hurdles trying to pinpoint a trial date. right now, it seems the prosecutor may have a conflict. the judge asked attorneys to return today to give an update on when they'll be ready to proceed. >> this morning, o.j. simpson waking up knowing he's going to soon being a free man. a nevada parole board decided to release the now 70-year-old former football star almost nine years after he headed to prison.
emily joins us live from washington with the latest on this story. emily. >> good morning, reggie. this is the first time in four years the public has even seen o.j. simpson, and once again, his legal battles are capturing the nation's attention. >> i do vote to grant parole when eligible. >> thank you. >> almost nine years behind bars, and now freedom in sight for o.j. simpson. visibly relieved, simpson thanked the parole board after all four members voted in favor of his release. >> you think you can be successful? >> i'm not a guy who lived a criminal life. you know, i'm a pretty straight shooter. >> the now 70-year-old inmate apologetic when asked about the vegas kidnapping and robbery that landed him behind bars. but at one point, defensive. >> you believe that the property was yours? >> it's been ruled legally by the state of california that it was my property, and they have given it to me. >> just like that day two
decades ago, reaction to the ruling came quickly. >> everything else that happened 20 some odd years ago is irrelevant. >> i kind of feel like he deserved nine years and maybe longer. >> speaking at the hearing, simpson's oldest daughter and one of his victims who made a plea on his behalf. >> this is a good man. he made a mistake. and if he called me tomorrow and said, bruce, i'm getting out, will you pick me up? juice, i'll be here tomorrow for you. >> a tearful simpson sitting nearby, and now preparing for life on the outside. >> when o.j. simpson went to prison, smartphones didn't exist. really. so the world is going to be watching the most famous parolee in america very closely. >> simpson has requested to live in florida near some of his children. and he still earns about $25,000 a month from his nfl pension. in washington, abc 7 news.
>> emily, thank you. another team of firefighters from san mateo county is joining the battle against the major wildfire burning right now outside yosemite national park. the detwiler fire has spread to 71,000 acres. at this point, only 10% contained. more than 5,000 people are still evacuated from mariposa. coulterville, and surrounding areas. 99 buildings have been destroyed including 50 homes. abc7 news was in mariposa county where you can see the charred remains there. the fire destroyed the 76-year-old little church in the hills near the town of mariposa. >> it's a mess. one of our friends clarence, he just lost his house. it burned down. >> difficult time for everybody. this is probably the worst fire we've ever had. and it's nowhere near over yet. >> you have to feel for those people. calfire says the detwiler fire is slowing its spread but remains a big danger because of the hot weather, terrain, and heavy fuels from the wet winter.
>> the fire is 35 miles outside of yosemite national park. the park is not in danger of burning and remains open. as you can see, you can definitely feel and smell the effects of the smoke. that ash is filling the air. visitors are being warned about respiratory problems from the smoke. as the fire develops, you can get up to the minute updates through our news app. it's free to download. just remember to enable push alerts. >> police are investigating more violence involving a group of young people at an east bay b.a.r.t. station. authorities say a man was beaten and kicked in the head outside the richmond b.a.r.t. station. they say five to six juveniles assaulted the victim at about 11:30 yesterday morning. he is expected to survive. officers say they were unable to locate the attacker whose escaped in a surrounding neighborhood. >> this morning, police in fremont are searching for an arson suspect caught on camera. they say someone in a silver honda civic burned a neighbor's american flag. it happened near mission
boulevard. the homeowner told police the suspect came up to the home and burned a flag hanging out front. >> a san francisco planning commission is calling for a city wide moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. it came during a hearing on a proposal to put a cap on dispensaries in the excelsior neighborhood. they're working on new regulations that take into account the coming sales of recreational marijuana. until that happens, they say a moratorium is better than trying to impose regulations neighborhood by neighborhood. >> new developments at uc berkeley. college republicans say the school was blocking a conservative speaker from coming to campus. now, university officials say they are working with the student group to bring ben shapiro to cal. the young americas foundation says the former breitbart editor wanted to visit september 14th. campus officials told him all the free venues are booked that day.
now they're saying they'll waive the fee for a different auditorium. >> the long awaited plan to electrify the train system will break ground. governor brown will join local and state leaders for a 10:00 a.m. ceremony marking the start of construction. proponents say electrifying is sorely needed to modernize the aging and overcrowded trail line. governor brown traveled to washington and met with elaine chao to persuade her to fund this project. look how clear our mt. tamalpais view is this morning. you can almost see all the way down to the san mateo bridge. let's talk about what's going to happen. it's friday. let's talk about activities on the water. breezy south of the bay bridge. if you're on the beach, watch out. you need sunscreen. if you're exercising, there's going to be cool breezes there. temperature right now, 52 in west portal. everybody about 53 to 54 until you get to the marina. in ocean beach, 55 right now.
also in downtown. belmont, san leandro, union city, 56. american canyon one of the warm spots at 60. daly city, good morning, you're at 52. here's a look at the hourly temperatures in napa. 8:00, 62. at noon, 81. you'll hang out in the mid 80s from 2:00 to 6:00 with a sharp drop at 8:00. in san jose, 63 at 8:00. noon, 78. mid 80s most of the afternoon, and a comfortable 70 by 8:00. all right, my accuweather seven-day forecast, i just finished the final touches. i'll reveal it next. >> we have caltrans doing a ton of braujicts in the overnight hours now that we're in the summer month. wants to update you on a couple of these. a full closure overnight between 29th and 23rd. that's for demolition of that 23rd overcrossing there. they lifted it about 20, 15 minutes ago. we're not seeing delays. we could have various lanes closed for the next 20 minutes
or so. they should be totally wrapped by 5:00. southbound 238 between 880 and 580, san leandro, more road work, paving work that is scheduled to go until about 6:00 this morning. seeing some red in the area. oh, boy, we have the san francisco marathon this weekend and some major road closures that come along with it. we'll talk about it next. >> thanks. bruno mars takes the stage inside s.a.p. center. outside, counterfeit tickets leave some fans singing the blues. >> a powerful earthquake rocks a resort island in greece. the warning going out to tourists this morning. >> new york to d.c. in 29 minutes? elon musk's dream is coming closer to reality this morning.
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6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck near the turkish coast and a greek island. thoers say at least two people were killed. 200 people hurt. tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings there. some even having to jump off balconies. tens of thousands of tourists spent the night outdoors with many people sleeping on sun beds along the beaches. the british foreign office right now warning travelers of the possibility of aftershocks there. >> all the 24 karat magic in the world is not going to help you if you show up tonight at the bruno mars concert with fake take ticketss. fans are finding it out the hard way. we have a warning for any of us buying any kind of ticket online. >> the line was long, and it formed early. fans were over the moon to see bruno mars in concert in san jose. but megan was turned away. she turned up with a counterfeit ticket. >> i get up there and they said, tickets are invalid. i was embarrassed.
>> i love his music. i know all the lyrics to every one of his songs. >> ariana came with her parents. they got their tickets from ticketmaster. her dad wasn't taking chances with counterfeits. >> it happened to me once at a sporting event, the 49ers. a lesson learned. >> shaun learned the same lesson at the bruno mars concert tuesday in sacramento. he bought four tickets from a man on craigslist for $740. >> stub hub receipt, they itemize each ticket. what seat, row, and aisle. >> the tickets were bogus. he ended up buying four more real tickets that night for another $1200. >> an expensive lesson. >> online ticket seller stubhub says bruno mars is the second highest selling concert tour of the sum, second only to u2. >> that's why marketplaces were created. we have access to customer service and money back teed in the rare event something goes wrong.
>> number two, no matter where you purchase, don't pay cash. >> they advise only buying tickets from reputable sources. >> santa cruz county authorities are looking for the suspect in an attempted murder. the sheriff's office says 28-year-old austin combs seen here shot a man in face yesterday morning after an argument. happened in a home just outside ben loman. deputies say the victim will survive. they warn combs should be considered armed and dangerous. >> this morning, the minneapolis police chief is criticizing one of her own officers vaufrbed in a deadly shooting. she said mohamed noor should not have shot the woman who called 911 last saturday. she says his actions go against how officers are trained. the victim is a 40-year-old yoga instructor from australia, justine damond. the two officers are now on paid administrative leave. >> if you're headed to santa
barbara for the weekend, beware of sharks. swimming is banned at all beaches today because of recent shark attacks. a kayaker said a shark grabbed the side of his kayak, flipped it over, and luckily he was able to escape. >> amazon is expanding its presence in san francisco. it's leasing 180,000 square feet in this building on market street. that's about six of the building's 39 floors. this will more than double amazon's footprint in san francisco and could create a lot more jobs. amazon has another office on spear street. >> traveling between san francisco and los angeles could take just half an hour in the future. tesla's ceo says on twitter, the government told him he can build a hyperloop from new york to d.c. that will be the test run. it's an underground high speed tunnel traveling 700 miles per hour. it's a model that could be hype west coast. musk is working to get formal
approval, but says he's optimistic it will happen quickly, which could be great news. >> i cannot imagine traveling that fast on the ground. >> kind of scary to think about. >> a little scary, but i'm ready for it. where. >> wonder what it's going to do for the virtual reality scenery flying by. i don't think you want to watch the walls going by that fast. >> maybe you could read a book? >> what? >> that's true. you could do that, but anyway, that's a good point. here's a look at sutro tower. you see the lack of clouds. late arriving and quick to leave once they get here. sunny, slightly warmer. tonight, comfortable and partly cloudy and the heat is going to relax for a few days as we get into next week. let's talk about going to the beaches today. a small craft advisory. northwest winds at 15 to 25 knots. seas about 6 to 8 feet. and also south of the bay bridge, once again, if you want to get out on the bay, we have small craft advisory from 1:00 until about 9:00 with a west
wind at 15 to 25 knots and gusts up to 30. it will have an influence down in the south bay. 76 in milpitas. 79, santa clara, and then 82 in san jose. 86 in los gatos, and a sunny 74 in santa cruz. on the peninsula, palo alto, 77. redwood city, 80. mid60s along the coast. upper 60s in downtown. sausalito, 70. 81 in san rafael to near 90 in santa rosa. 94 in lakeport. berkeley, 72. oakland, 74. fremont at 76. and hercules, 78. 86 in san ramon to 96 in brentwood. we're already starting to see the signs of that little mini heat wave that's going to take over our inland neighborhoods as we push near 100 saturday and sunday. 80s around the bay, and of course, head to the coast for the 60s. tell me more about what's going to happen this weekend in san francisco. you really scared me there for a minute. >> gridlock. it's not going to be easy to get around in your vehicle, i can tell you that.
we have 27,000 runners and about 80,000 spectators for the san francisco marathon this sunday. so a lot of road closures for this course as well. the most significant, likely here northbound golden gate bridge. that's fully closed from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. on sunday. no vehicle traffic will be able to pass on that northbound side. now, the southbound side will stay open. but you definitely can expect delays. we'll have runners on the northbound side so folks ilbe slowing down to look at all of that. also, significant surface street closures including the embarcadero, midnight sunday until about 2:45 in the afternoon. this goes all over the city, golden gate park, the mission, petrero hill, and what do you know, we also have a giants day game on sunday. 1:05 first pitch. ifio rr heading to the game, we have detours in place getting there. all this information either on our abc7 news app or at abc7news.com. thank you. >> if you have ever wanted a shot at show biz, now is your
chance. >> abc rebooting american idol next year, and you can audition next month in oakland. so put that in your phone. sunday, august 20th, at jack london square. enable push alerts on the news app to find out exactly where the venue is there, you also find more details on our website, abc7news.com. thas a little thing, right? the theme song? >> going to audition. >> no. >> just checking. >> do you want sandals with that? how you can score mcdonald's clothing. >> i don't know about that. we'll have that story next, and a massive beehive is discovered in a san francisco apartment building. what it took to move 40,000 bees. >> plus, sealed with a sisz. this was much more than a trip to the beach for two california sea lions. now this morning's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites, amazon will soon be selling kenmore appliances owned by sears. >> and kenmore's smart appliances will be integrated with alexa voice assistance.
that means the day is closer when the refrigerator detects you're running out of milk and orders more. >> and googp maps is offering users a chance to go where they'll likely never go, space. >> the images come from the international space station. it offers an up close look at it offers an up close look at the station's 15 connected
building in san francisco this morning. a beekeeper was hard at work delicately remauving the hive and a large honeycomb the bees created in a ventilation duct in the building on market street. greg shared these images with abc7 news. he initially thought the bees could stay because they weren't hurting anyone. but after finding out there were 40,000 of them, well, that's when he decided they had to go. >> i would go, too. >> mm-hmm. >> a half million dollars in refunds issued for people who paid for vacation packages they never got. people were told they could win a travel package to exciting destinations by considering a trivia question. if they answered correctly, they asked them to send $400 to cover the taxes for the trip. the federal trade commission alleges prizes were never delivered. refund checks are now being sent out to more than 53,000 people under a settlement with the ftc. >> speaking of settlements. volkswagen is going to pay
california in connection with the diesel air pollution scandal. that will go to the air resources board. part will go to an air pollution fund. the other wipay for past and future costs of the vw investigation. this comes on top of the $15 billion volkswagen has already agreed to pay agencies and consumers. the company admitted rigging hundreds of thousands of cars to cheat california's air pollution regulations. if you need a new wardrobe, listen up because next week, mcdonald's will be giving away a new limited edition clothing line that includes an adult sized big mac onesie. >> stop it. >> i'm not making it up. celebrating global delivery day on july 26th by giving customers from the mcdelivery collection. also includes world famous fries jogging suits and sandals. hamburger pillowcases. and a picnic blanket dotted with mcdonald's items. customers will be able to get the items for free while
supplies last by ordering meals using the uber eats app. the cities, though, will only be unveiled on tuesday. so we don't know if reggie or mike will show up with a big mac onesie. we'll have to wait and see. >> i like the irony of a jogging suit that's about french fries. ain't no jogging going on there, mike. >> super size me. anybody see that movie? hello. good morning, everybody. interesting. maybe that's a college thing that will happen. here's a look at the giants game tonight. it's wine fest. 5:00, i believe, they start some of the wine tasting out there. you get a nice little wine bag with you. 7:15 is the first pitch. 62 to 58. let's take a quick look at the lows tonight. 52 to about 60. comfortable once again. and one quick look. you heard the dooms day predictions from alexis about the traffic. those of you running, enjoy. 54 at 5:00 to 64 at 11:00. good luck with the marathon. alexis.
>> yeah, leave the vehicle at home. that is my number one piece of advice here for this sunday in san francisco. here's a live look at walnut creek. we had that overnight paving work once again. southbound 680 a full closure. they picked that up early, and i'm thinking we may have all those lanes back open on 24, too. we're not seeing major delays that we had yesterday. still working on confirming that with caltrans. in any case, we should have everything picked up by about 5:00 this morning and we haven't seen any significant delays. much better today. also good news. westbound 80 just before san pablo dam road, we have a rollover crash that cleared and we're back in the green. >> alexis, who is the purple character from mcdonald's? do you remember? >> i don't remember his name. >> gr knew it started with a g. >> that's the quiz for the morning. >> a colorful plastic teething toy is being pulled from the market because it can break into little pieces. michael finney first alerted us to the recall of these winkle color burst toys. they're sold by the manhattan
toy company. the plastic can become brittle, break into pieces and pose a choking hazard. the company has four reports of broken plastic but no one has been hurt. you should return the toy for a refund, and michael finney has more information on his facebook page. >> please run to your tv screens because we have adorable video you have to see. two sea lions shared a sweet kiss as they were released back to the wild. they were suffering from weight issues when they were rescued. they were nourished back to health and ran back to the sea. so they are doing well this morning. quite happy there. >> that is cute. >> next, a nuptial nightmare. the common crime here in the bay area that has one couple making a desperate plea. >> plus, the scoop on the juice. we'll hear from a friend who visited o.j. simpson in jail. >> and a nearly $700 uber trip? >> and a nearly $700 uber trip? the
good morning, everyone. it's friday, july 21st. >> we're having weekend vibes here. mike nicco, alexis also here with traffic in just a second. mike, you said it's going to be a warm weekend? >> i think so, away from the coast, absolutely. if you're in san francisco, it will be fine. everybody else will notice a little warmer trend that might make it a little uncomfortable. we still have little sea breeze. you can see it broing to the east at 21 at fairfield. notice lack of clouds as we look from south beach. temperatures, 55 to 59 at 7:00. we'll stay 59 to 60 along the coast. 72 to 75, noon to 4:00 around the bay. 78 t