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>> announcer: good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. this is "abc 7 mornings." it's saturday, december 9th. good morning and thanks so much for joining us. i'm chris nguyen. let's start with a first look at the forecast. here's meteorologist lisa argen, tracking live doppler 7 for us. >> hey, chris. i wish i could show you some green on live doppler 7. but no, we just have a few clouds around and a very dry atmosphere. this is emeryville. look how hazy it is. spare the air day today and tomorrow. cool temperatures from freezing in gilroy, that's right, 63 with a gusty offshore wind along the coast, half moon bay. it's 40 in oakland. it has been a cold morning. and from the airport, we're looking at 33. santa rosa and fairfield, visibility is improving in the north bay. we'll be in the 30s and 40s for the next hour or two.
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by noontime everyone is in the mid- and upper 60s this afternoon. sun sets at 4:50. still holding in the mid- and upper 50s at 8:00, 9:00. we'll talk about another cold night tonight and a look at our seven-day outlook in a few minutes. >> lisa, thank you. the chp in castro valley is investigating a deadly crash on crow canyon road. the chp says the vehicle hit a pg&e pole just before 1:30 this morning. the driver died at the scene. right now it's unclear what led up to the crash. new developments in san francisco. highway 101 is back open this morning after a bus filled with dozens of partygoers overturned near cesar chavez street. the private charter bus overturned just after 8:00 last night in the southbound lanes. the chp tells us the bus started wavering back and forth, hit the center median, and bounced back across four lanes of traffic to crash on the other side. 29 passengers plus the driver were injured. most of the passengers were able to get themselves out through broken
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windows or escape hatches. two of them had to be extracted by firefighters. fire officials say the driver was not impaired. >> the driver, you know, i commend the driver. he had some injuries and he stayed on the scene and he was the very last person to get onto one of the ambulances. he wanted to make sure that everybody was accounted for, everybody's needs were taken care of. and again, he stayed here until everything was done and he was the last person to get onto a bus. >> all lanes of southbound 101 were back open by 2:15 this morning. the bus is owned by charter brothers, a family owned company that advertises more than 20 years of experience. it conducts charters for corporate events, schools, weddings, and field trips. the company's website says its buses can transport up to 56 passengers. 23 passengers were taken to zuckerberg san francisco general. abc 7 news was at the hospital when a san francisco fire department mass casualty transport bus arrived.
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a handful of people were on board along with fire personnel. a hospital spokesperson told us that 22 out of the 23 patients were in fair condition. one was in serious condition. the injuries consisted mostly of cuts and bruises but one of the passengers may have a fracture. other patients were divided up between st. luke's and st. francis hospitals. their injuries are not considered to be serious. download our abc 7 news app for the latest on this developing story. at around 2:30 this morning we sent out this push alert informing drivers of the reopening of southbound lanes on highway 101. you can also stay up to date at developing news from southern california where six major wildfires continue to burn this morning and one of them is a killer. the thomas fire has grown to 148,000 acres. it's 15% contained. the ventura county medical
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examiner's office says a woman died in her car at the site of a car accident. she apparently was trying to escape in her car. officials are keeping a close eye on the forecast this morning. abc news reporter marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, firefighters relentlessly taking on these raging flames. >> when you see all that orange glow, that's scary. >> reporter: on a mission to maintain the progress they've made battling the ravaging southern california for days. the massive firefighter growing to 148,000 acres, destroying more than 400 homes and other buildings. >> it's just devastation for them. >> reporter: but officials say the powerful santa ana winds that have fueled the six fires burning this morning have calmed significantly for now, giving firefighters a chance to gain some ground. >> a little bit of hope. it was getting a little dire there for a little while. >> reporter: in ventura county,
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some of the evacuation orders now lifted. and in los angeles county, most residents forced from their homes now allowed to return. you're not out of the woods just yet. >> no, absolutely not. >> reporter: in san diego county, several people injured trying to escape from the fast moving lilac fire. a couple was burned trying to save their horses. >> it's all hands on deck. everybody is doing what we can to get this thing done and buttoned up. >> reporter: winds are expected to pick up again tonight with the high fire danger remaining at least through the rest of the weekend. marci gonzalez, abc news, ventura, california. happening now, a reminder that the bay area is under a spare the air alert until tomorrow. sky 7 shot these pictures of smoke from the southern california fires on the horizon. weather conditions there are trapping wood smoke pollution close to the ground.
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remember, no wood burning during spare the air days. happening today, a candlelight vigil in san francisco will honor the 26 people killed at sandy hook five years ago. a 20-year-old gunman shot 20 children all between the ages of 6 and 7 and six adult staff members at sandy hook elementary school in the city of new town, connecticut. today more than 200 events across the country are commemorating sandy hook and asking lawmakers to do more to end gun violence. the san francisco event begins at 2:00 at st. dominic's church on bush street. house minority leader nancy pelosi is scheduled to attend. buying ammunition off the internet will soon get more expensive and more complicated in california. a new law takes effect starting in january. right now, stores that sell ammo are seeing spikes of 50 to 80% in sales during the holiday season. abc 7 news anchor eric thomas reports. >> reporter: alex works in security.
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which is why he doesn't want his face shown. but over time, he's bought thousands of rounds of training ammo online. >> the advantage for me is i can get it in a bigger bulk for a little cheaper than in the stores. >> reporter: but that will change on january 1st, when a new law governing online ammunition purchases in california takes effect. there's just one problem. the details are still kind of fuzzy. >> how it's going to be implemented, nobody knows. >> reporter: right now you can buy ammo in bulk. thousands of rounds from online stores. and have them delivered directly to your home. critics say that's a been an open invitation to violent criminals. the new law will cut down crime by limiting how much a person can buy online, where they can pick it up and even require them to get a state-issued i.d. in 2019. >> it has to be all locked up. >> reporter: roman kaplan, co-owner of this store in pleasant hills, explains how it will work. >> you buy online and it's shipped to a gun dealer and then the customer comes in, pays fee
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and picks up the gun. >> reporter: the fee will probably be $10. roman doubts the law will have much impact on crime but believes it will infringe on second amendment rights. alex, who buys ammo for training, will stop doing it online. but he's not happy. >> i don't believe i should pay extra for ammunition i'm already paying hundreds of dollars for. >> reporter: roman says he'll continue to sell ammunition from his suppliers but has no intention of handling online deals. >> i have my own inventories i have a deal with. dealing with somebody else, multiple people, keeping track of somebody else's purchases, it's not worth it. >> reporter: online ammunition stores will stop taking orders on december 24th to allow shipping time before january 1st. and everybody is waiting for the department of justice to clarify the regulations so folks will know what's legal and what's not. in walnut creek, eric thomas, abc 7 news.
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we're now learning a patient who escaped from alameda county psychiatric hospital tried to escape from another hospital after he had been recaptured. 24-year-old dorian mulder managed to get out of john george hospital on thursday night, starting a wild chain of events. sheriff's deputies arrested him an hour after he got out. authorities say it began with two carjackings. he allegedly crashed this first stolen car while fighting with a 15-year-old teenager inside. the victim in the second carjacking's keys were stolen. mulder ran onto interstate 580 with deputies chasing him. >> he was struck by a car moving at 65 plus miles per hour. amazingly, survived that collision, went flying into the air, got up off the ground and ran again away from our deputies, was able to flee. >> mulder was taken to fairmont hospital and tried unsuccessfully to escape again friday morning. officials with the alameda
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health system tell us he escaped through an unlocked gate at john george. they're investigating why the gate was not secured. striking workers in oakland are reaching out to the city to begin mediation on monday. the union says it asked the city to find a mutually agreeable mediator. 3,000 workers walked off the job on tuesday to protest unfair labor practices. senior centers, rec centers and libraries have been shut down for the past four days with no street cleaning or parking meter enforcement. the union says it's waiting for a response from the city. relief is on the way for a stretch of highway 37 in novato that spent a lot of time underwater last winter. yesterday, the california transportation commission approved a $130,000 grant for marin county to study flooding. the money is coming from the new state gas tax. this part of highway 37 was closed or partially closed from january to february due to flooding from this past year's record-setting rainy season.
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meteorologist lisa argen is here. we could sure use some of that precip, but it's not in the forecast. >> no. we're looking at a steady, very dry weather pattern where temperatures drop and rise quickly. 30s in the north bay, 60s on the coast. the atmosphere continues to dry out with a gusty offshore coastal wind. you can see the winds blowing there. so we'll talk about how much we'll warm up today and if there's an end in sight to our dry pattern, coming up. >> lisa, thank you. also ahead, a battle on the ice in the north bay. firefighters dealing with loss of their own, band together to help raise money for victims of the north bay wildfires. and 'tis the season for giving. the salvation army's red kettle campaign is under way.
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welcome back, everyone. president trump is urging alabama residents to vote for senate candidate roy moore in a special election next week even though the republican faces several accusations of sexual harassment. >> so get out and vote for roy moore. do it. do it. >> the president made those remarks last night during a campaign style rally in pensacola, florida, just a few miles away from the
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alabama/florida border. moore denies the allegations against him. they date back to the 1970s when moore was in his 30s and his accusers were teenagers. a prominent judge on the federal appeals court for the west coast is accused of sexual misconduct. six former clerks or interns in the ninth circuit court of appeals told "the washington post" judge alex kozinski subbed subjected them to range of inappropriate sexual comments and conduct. two accusers say he asked them to watch porn in his chambers. kozinski served as the chief judge on the ninth circuit from 2007 to 2014. he is still on the court based out of pasadena. california assembly member matt dubabneh is resigning at the end of the month. the lodges democrat is accused of pushing a lobbyist into a bathroom in las vegas and having an inappropriate sexual encounter. he denies the allegations but says he can no longer effectively serve his constituents. in his resignation letter he
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released yesterday he says, quote, our work on behalf of women's rights must advance. happening today, help for residents impacted by the north bay wildfires. state insurance commissioner dave jones is hosting a free insurance claims workshop to make sure residents are aware of all resources available to them during the rebuilding and recovery process. the workshop is at the glaser center in santa rosa. that's on mendocino avenue at the unitarian universalist congregation. the workshop starts at 10:00. a battle on the ice in the north bay. first responders versus san jose sharks alumni for a hockey showdown, the goal to raise money for victims of the devastating wildfires. abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard was there. >> reporter: you didn't have to be a hockey fan to love and respect this frozen matchup. north bay first responders, better known as guns and hoses, joined forces to battle alumni from the san jose sharks. >> we may have some injuries.
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these guys aren't getting any younger. >> reporter: former shark curtis brown jokes around, but he jumped at the chance to get back on the ice to help local fire victims. >> when it's linked to a tragedy like this, it's a no-brainer. if we can get in the community and bring any positive after a tragedy, i think that's what we all want to do. >> reporter: firefighter robert nappi lost his home in coffey park. >> it's just what we do. i mean, regardless of whether i'm involved or not, i have -- i just want to give back. i would love to play hockey and have it go to something. >> reporter: this ice rink was built by late cartoonist charles schulz. sadly the schulz home burned in the fire. his widow says this community hasn't forgotten the victims. >> the love and caring that comes out helps to heal all of us. we give some, we get some. it heals us all. >> reporter: the sharks alumni won 7-3, but both sides scored
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big, raising $40,000 to benefit fire relief charities. in santa rosa, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. good saturday morning to you. some of those areas inland feel like an ice rink this morning, with many 30s. we're looking at clear conditions, a few high clouds. hazy skies out there. a big ridge of high pressure is our dominant weather feature, going to stay that way for today, tomorrow, next week. it looks like it could be this way through christmas with the storm track diverted to the north. you can see the flag blowing. some of these winds, these offshore gusty winds have allowed for temperatures to stay in the upper 50s to low 60s half moon boy. the re -- half moon bay. we're in the low 40s. it's 40 in oakland. you're sitting at 40 all morning
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long. everyone here is in the 30s. it was 29 earlier in fairfield, 33 right now, 34 in novato, with 36 in livermore. good morning concord, 37. finally another hazy few from san jose, where today you could hit 70 degrees. the cold mornings, the mild afternoons, as much as 10 to 12 degrees above average. the poor air quality and dry and mild pattern staying with us. our spare the air alert takes us through tomorrow. and the winds from the fire in the upper levels of the atmosphere, about 15, 20,000 feet. we're still looking at some of the effects with the sunset and the sunrise, very dynamic. but we could see hazy conditions right on through the foreseeable future. when those winds do shift, like tomorrow, we'll see south wind, bringing smoke closer to the surface, a red flag warning through tomorrow night. check out the color contour here. you notice we get the strongest winds in the early morning hours. right now we're looking at about
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30-mile-per-hour winds throughout the afternoon, 25 to 30. then we get towards the overnight hours, early morning. they crank up to about 40 miles. we still have shades of orange right here, taking you through the rest of the day on sunday. and it is continuig there with some very breezy winds. 70 today. for most of the south bay and santa cruz, los gatos, kigilroy santa clara, 69. 66 in millbrae, about the same downtown. we'll look for numbers in the north bay to range from 65 sausalito, 67 in calistoga. near he's bay it's a mild and hazy afternoon with 67 in san leandro. pittsburg, 64. upper 60s for you in pleasanton. overnight tonight, another cold one. clear sky, but the coast stays mild with those dry offshore winds. this morning, 5:00, the relative humidity at half moon bay was about 22%. in southern california, it's in
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the teens. single digits and even below that. so unbelievably dry. the accuweather seven-day forecast, no rain in our outlook, just above average. download the accuweather app and you can be up to date with the temperatures that will warm up after 9, 10:00. >> another day of hazy skies. lisa, thank you. just ahead, looking for something fun to do this weekend? we're highlighting some of the more entertaining events happening.
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when the same old holiday traditions aren't doing it for you anymore, we may have the solution. modern anchor reggie aqui teamss up with hoodline with holiday headlines. >> sunday, take a jog through the castro in your red underwear or watch other people do it. this is the santa skivvies run. money raised goes to the san francisco aids foundation. or you can just sit back and watch fit people do flips while lying to you. yes, it is 2017 and even the circus can't be trusted. oakland's kinetic arts presents circus veritas which promises to thrill you, shock you, and above all, lie to you.
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it performs all weekend and on dates through december 17th. i warned you, this wasn't going to be the usual dance of the sugar plum fairies. for more info on these nontraditional christmas events, go to we'll hook you up with hoot line. a shuttle ride is being offered to the gravesite of john muir. he shares a family plot with his wife, children, and inlaws. the world premier of "star wars: the last jedi" is tonight in los angeles. carrie fisher's dog gary makes a cameo in special makeup. the french bulldog was always by fisher's side until her death last december. reports say gary now lives with
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fisher's former assistant. "the last jedi" will hit most theaters on friday. the movie is produced by the walt disney company which also owns abc 7. around san francisco's union square it was starting to sound like christmas. yesterday the salvation army bell ringers hit the sidewalk in front of macy's with the help of santa and a steady stream of volunteers. one of them was abc 7's very own vic lee who manned a corner down the street. we checked in on him to make sure he was holding up our end of the bargain. thanks to some generous people, vic was off too good start. >> they're donating to channel 7's donation pot. >> if you happen to be out and about in the city today, there's a donor match in effect for $20 donations. so your contribution will go even further. still to come on "abc 7 mornings."
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>> thicker brush in the trees throughout marin have very low moisture content. >> dry conditions in the north bay are forcing firefighters back in action. find out how you can also help prevent wildfires. plus several school districts in the bay area aren't making the grade. find out what th
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thanks for waking up with us. i'm chris nguyen. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the conditions where you live. >> good morning, chris. slowly warming up. the golden gate bridge with some sunshine, haze, and breezy winds at the coast. it is 36 in gilroy, 61 in half no moon bay. oakland, 30s for you. exploratorium camera, it's cold in the north bay with low 40s. showing a bit of haze. your forecast will call for more 30s and 40s throughout the next hour. by noontime, we're in the low to mid-60s. the afternoon features numbers anywhere from 10 to 12 degrees above average for plenty of upper 60s. by 9:00, barely dropping to around 50 inland. so we'll talk about how long our warmer than average numbers stay with us and how long the air quality will be affected as well, chris. >> lisa, thank you.
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president trump has arrived in jackson, mississippi this morning for the opening of a civil rights museum, a visit that's drawing controversy. meanwhile, the president was at a rally last night, pushing back at his opponents. abc news' david wright has the details. >> let me begin by wishing each and every one of you a very merry christmas, right? >> reporter: this was the donald trump who once claimed he could stand on fifth avenue and shoot someone and still not lose voters. >> and i can think of no better christmas present for the american people than giving you a massive tax cut. that's what's happening. >> reporter: this crowd still very much behind trump. >> look at these guys. blacks for trump. i love you. >> reporter: even as some prominent civil rights leaders, including congressman john lewis, are skipping today's
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opening of the new civil rights museum in jackson, mississippi, because the president will be there too. in pensacola, trump both of theed he has sing-- boasted he handedly transformed american politics. >> big media, special interests, phonies all. they're not here to protect you. they're only here to preserve and protect themselves. >> reporter: but the russia probe is not going away. former aides paul manafort and rick gates are due in monday for a hearing. court documents filed friday by the prosecution give a preview of the mountain of evidence fbi agents seized after executing 15 search warrants in the case. more than 400,000 items in all, including financial records and e-mails, plus dozens of laptops, phones, and thumb drives. one of the president's closest aides, hope hicks, was
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questioned this week by the special counsel's team. "the new york times" reports the fbi tried to warn her that russian operatives were trying to contact her during the transition, even taking the unusual step earlier this year of briefing her in the white house situation room. there is no indication that hicks did anything wrong. last week the president vowed he would not be going to alabama to campaign on behalf of controversial senate candidate roy moore, and he kept his word, but this event in the florida panhandle was less than 15 miles from the border and clearly aimed, at least in part, at those voters. david wright, abc news, west palm beach, florida. developing news from new to developing news from the southern california wildfires. it's quite encouraging. the two biggest fires include the thomas fire in ventura at
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148,000 acres burned and is now 15% contained. those ferocious winds have died down a bit, giving firefighters a chance to make some headway. in the town of ojai in ventura county, there is no longer fear that flames will sweep through town, even though a red flag warning is still in effect. >> i was adopted when i was 5 months old and brought here. and without this community, i would not have the support that i have today. so whatever i can do to keep this community alive. >> that was tara, one of the residents there. she's been checking on fellow neighbors and passing out smoke masks. she, like other ojai residents, are anxiously waiting for life to return to normal. fire season has returned in the north bay. the lack of rain is keeping the slopes in novato very dry. this means novato fire protection district firefighters are back in action. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez has more. >> reporter: by now, all this wildfire protection gear used by firefighters in novato was meant to be stored, ready for the next
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fire season. >> the clothing we wear, obviously a helmet, gloves. we have a fire resistive jacket and our web gear. >> reporter: the tac 3 engine used by novato firefighters to specifically combat firefighters -- combat wildfires will be put in action again. certainly by december, these hills are a lot greener. instead we're seeing a lot of this. very dry brush. this is typically what you see during the summer months. and rain is not in the forecast. >> a lot of our slopes are still showing dark brown grass which is ready to burn still. and the thicker brush in the trees throughout marin still has very low moisture content in them >> reporter: chief mark hines says the fires that occurred in the north bay last october and the recent ones in southern california were fueled by very dry conditions and strong winds. he says the north bay is still very vulnerable. he's asking people in the community to do their part. >> they're extra cautious, particularly because of the cold
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temperatures lately when they use their fireplaces and outdoor fire pits. >> reporter: other fire districts in the north bay are expected to follow novato's lead. lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. california's report cards show don't make the grade in serving students. unfortunately, many of those districts are right here in the bay area. pittsburg, antioch in the east bay, east side union high in san jose are among the poorest performers in the state. most of those districts failed to meet benchmarks for students with stabilities, are homeless or are foster youth students. pg&e will ring in the new year in the form of a lump of coal for customers in their bills.
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pg&e-commer customers averaged the end of 2015, then $152 a month at the end of last year. now the average monthly bill is $15 more with increases on the way. california is accepting applications to operate legal marijuana businesses. the state has set up an online california cannabis portal to license commercial marijuana activities. the sale of recreational pot will be legal starting on january 1st. the state is issuing licenses for sales, distribution, growing, and testing marijuana. businesses will need to get a local permit before applying for state credentials. still ahead on abc 7 mornings, say it ain't so. one of the last known places making tofu by hand is closing up shop here in the bay area. reaction from loyal customers, coming up. first, a live look outside.
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how's it going down there? that's good. lica misses you. i'm over it though. (laughter) that's fine. i miss her more than you anyway. ♪ ♪ hey, my window is closing. yeah that's okay.
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alright miles. i love you. (phone hangs up) ♪ ♪ yeah i love you too. ♪ ♪ good morning, everyone. a live look outside from our golden gate bridge camera. meteorologist lisa argen will be letting us know about some above average temperatures in the forecast. we'll see if there's any rain in the seven-day, coming up. with his sleigh in the shop,
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santa claus will be hopping on a hog to deliver toys mateo medical center. the harley group has donated 20,000 toys to children at the center over the years. also happening today, a 15-year tradition continues at the sonoma raceway with the race to the holidays christmas parties and toy give away. toys collected will be distributed to more than 340 sonoma valley kids in need. there are two parties happening today, one at 10:30 and the other starting at 12:30. always great to see the community pull together during this time of year. >> yes, very nice. we're so cold in the mountains, we just need some snow. 15 degrees at the tahoe valley airport. a decimal 7% of average is the snowpack for the southern sierra. we're looking at a picture here with snow on the peaks. boy, it is dry everywhere. we'll talk about our own
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extended outlook, coming up. also ahead, the warriors set a franchise record against the pistons.
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welcome back, everyone. we're taking a live look outside
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from our sutro tower camera. you can see hazy skies to begin our saturday. a look right there at the golden gate bridge. we'll get a check of the full accuweather forecast from meteorologist lisa argen coming up. in sports, the sharks will try to follow up on thursday night's thrilling victory with another win at the tank. san jose takes on the ottawa senators. the puck drops at 7:00 p.m. the warriors have a few much needed days off after completing a perfect 6-0 road trip in detroit last night. abc 7 sports director larry beil has the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning, everybody. at the end of a two-week road trip, a lot of teams, they just want to get home. the warriors wanted one more win last night in detroit. they made history, going 6-0 on a road trip for the first time in franchise history. in detroit, draymond grew up in east lansing, beast lansing really. steph curry was hurt. all he can do there is ask for a blindfold and a cigarette. no way to stop it. reggie jackson, rainbow 3 just before the half. dubs down 4 at the break. to the third quarter.
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durant starts to heat up. 13 in the period. he had 27 after three. dubs build a 10-point lead. detroit answers. 7-3. 290-pound marianovich. pistons cut it to 2. draymond block on one. six blocks, six boards. 13 assists for j.j. other end, durant drives and scores. durant with one of his five blocks on the night. he goes for 36 and ten boards. dubs 15 blocks overall. warriors complete a 6-0 trip, 102-98. >> 6-0, that's a hell of a trip no matter what, particularly with steph out the last two games. i think him being out actually probably helped us focus, because we knew we had to play sharper in order to win. lebron and the cavs going for their 14th straight win, taking on the pacers. first half, jose calderon was a worry for two hours until lebron goes for
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29 points. cavs were up 6 at the break. third quarter, welcome to the victor oladipo show. he had 20 in the third. pacers go from down 6 to up 3. 33 for oladipo. pacers snap the streak 106-102. giants have swung and missed on their two biggest pitches this off season. giancarlo stanton isn't coming. yesterday, shohei otani has been described as the japanese baby ruth. he's going to play for the l.a. angels. he can hit home runs. he hits 100 miles an hour as a pitcher. best bit is he won't play outfield that much. he can dh in the american league. but the angels have a guy by the name of albert pujols for that. it's really unclear exactly how the angels will use him. the a's will see otani first. the angels open the season in oakland. men's college soccer semifinal, with defending champs from stanford and akron. look at sam werner, bend it like werner. that was a blast right there. 2-0 stanford is your final.
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they will face indiana in the championship match on sunday. that's a wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> hi there, everyone. emeryville this morning, you can see close to the surface there in the distance. some of that particulate matter allowing for another spare the air day today. head over to the north bay, and that is where the air quality is really going to be at its worst, today and tomorrow. so we have not only the particulate matter but some of the upper elevation winds allowing for some of that smoke in the highest elevations. you can see it outside here, it is pretty nice looking morning from mt. tam. with all the cloud cover, we'll be in and out of it, we'll call it hazy to sunny today. a wider perspective, you notice the jetstream allowing for the storm track, the clouds to go well above and over this
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dominant ridge of high pressure that has just been with us for a long time. it looks like it's going to continue into the foreseeable future. the blue sky here from the golden gate bridge and some pretty gusty offshore winds all morning long from the coast and we're looking at numbers very mild there, in the 60s. but it will be breezy. 49 san francisco. it is 42 in mountain view and san jose. still in the 30s in gilroy with numbers in the 60s near the coastline. we'll look for more sunshine here in the city with numbers around 6 to 8 degrees above average. 33 by the delta. this morning it was 29. 37 in concord. 36 in livermore. good morning napa, still awfully frosty in santa rosa at 33. looking at our chilly mornings, our mild afternoons. the poor air quality, dry and mild throughout the week ahead. and if we go way far out, it looks like perhaps even christmas. until then, we'll stay dry. hopefully that will change. what has changed is the red flag
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warning for southern california until 8:00 tonight. they're getting a bit of a handle on the fires. look at the wind, yellows here indicating 20 to 30-mile-per-hour winds. the oranges come into play after sunset. the wee hours of the morning, 40 miles per hour wins. by the afternoon, 20 to 30-mile category. gusty and dry with respectively in the single digits or below. look for 68 in palo alto, another day of near 70 for much of the south bay. if you're going to head into the city today for santa con, 65 degrees by 4:00. tonight it will be another cold one in our valleys with 35 santa rosa, upper 30s in the livermore valley, and closer to the coast it's milder, a lot milder. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a string of sunny and mild afternoons, chilly mornings. download our accuweather app and you can see the wide range of temperatures over the bay years. even the winds are pretty
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substantially in some parts of the coastal gaps this morning. if you're headed to the coast, you'll need the jacket, but it will stay dry. >> good to know, lisa, thank you. after 70 years and three generations, a san jose tofu business is closing up shop. the owners believe they're one of the last places making tofu by hand. but they just can't do it anymore. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo has the story from san jose. >> my grandfather started the business right after the war. >> reporter: that was 70 years ago. and the family has been making tofu by hand ever since, with the original equipment. chester and amy nosaki are the third generation owners of is -- of san jose tofu. when we caught up with them wednesday afternoon, they had already run out of product. >> i don't care for the store bought product. >> reporter: jean has been a customer her entire life. >> i'm sad that my kids aren't going to grow up with it like i
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did. >> reporter: the thing is, amy and chester are simply tired. they work seven days a week. >> san jose tofu. >> reporter: and making tofu by hand requires heavy lifting. part of the back breaking process is lifting at least four of these nearly 50-pound blocks onto the tofu. and they do that several times a day. amy and chester want to relax and travel while they still have their health. >> maybe taking a trip outside of the united states. i would like to play some golf. >> reporter: it was not an easy decision to make, closing the family business. >> very sad. very broken hearted. so hard to say goodbye to all the customers. >> reporter: more than goodbye. they want to say thank you. san jose tofu will close its doors december 30th. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. next, santa is letting loose. why y
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welcome back, everyone. here are the winning numbers from last night's $176 million mega millions drawing. 6, 37, 46, 60, 70, the mega number 24. nobody picked all six numbers, so tuesday night's jackpot increases to 1$91 million. happening today, santas of all shapes and sizes will be descending in full force on san francisco's union square.
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the occasion, the annual santa con. as many as 8,000 people are expected to attend. santa con consists of a bunch of people dressing up like santa claus and generally acting pretty silly. this is video from last year's event. there is usually alcohol involved, so taking your family is not advised. the very first santa con took place in san francisco back in 1994. they probably won't need their jackets for that today. >> not this afternoon. this morning, though, yes, certainly cold out there. and we'll look at a few live cameras this morning from our east bay hills camera, a little hazy. numbers are in the upper 40s in san francisco, 42 in mountain view. santa cruz will climb to 70 today, in the 40s now. highs today from the mid-60s to 71 degrees in morgan hill. the
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forecast, hazy conditions tomorrow afternoon in the north bay. look at that, chris, no rain. we extended that ten to 14 days, still no rain. >> no wood burning during the spare the air alert days. >> correct. thanks for joining us right here on "abc 7 mornings." i'm chris nguyen alongside lisa argen. the news continues now online, on twitter, facebook, and instagram. and as always, we have the latest news, weather, and sports for you online at as we say goodbye, let's take a live look outside this morning. you can see those hazy skies out there as we begin our saturday. abc 7 news returns on television at 5:00 p.m. until then, go out and make it a great day, everybody.
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