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> happy first day of spring. >> it's tuesday, march 20th. >> last night was really quite beautiful. walking around the city, loved it. and then it all changes, mike. >> head outside at 9:14:29. >> what happens? >> that's when spring starts. the vernal equinox, the sun is directly over the equator and directly over the equator and starts heading north. there will be a few moderate
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spots. less than a quarter of an inch of rain for today. it looks impressive and that's not going to make it to the ground more than sprinkles. here's a look at my accuweather 12-hour planner. temperatures very mild. most of us in the low to mid-50s. it may get warmer this evening. got to watch out for the evening commute, alexis. what about this morning? >> so far it's been quiet. i have some great news for our drivers in alameda. we were telling you about a headache with that roadway repair. that sinkhole opened up just that sinkhole opened up just outside of the posey tube. they completed it ahead of schedule. no delays for folks heading into oakland.
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a piece of good news, positive news for the commute. we have about 20 minutes until the metering lights flip on. we'll check drive times up next. and we are staying on top of our breaking news in san francisco. a woman rescued by firefighters at a fire overnight. amy hollyfield is live. amy? >> reporter: yeah, polk and jackson. you can see they still have a huge ladder extended. you don't see any more water being sprayed. the fire is out. the emergency of this is over. they did get the woman out okay. she's described as being older, maybe possibly in her 70s and she lives alone and firefighters took her down that ladder, but she made it. she got out okay. the fire was in her unit. quite a terrifying few moments for her no doubt. everybody was asleep.
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we've talked to residents about the panic of waking up and knowing that there was a fire. they did hear alarms. what was scary they also heard her. listen to what her neighbors right above her had to say. >> we heard pat on her deck screaming, fire, help, help, fire. she was on her deck screaming out here on polk street. i went out to the deck and i asked her if she was okay, and she said, i'm fine but i can't get out because the fire's inside. so until they brought the ladder, she couldn't get out of her own apartment. >> reporter: you see all her neighbors out here on the corner waiting to hear when they can go back inside. you can see some of them even have their pets in carriers. firefighters said they pulled one cat out themselves. looks like everybody else got their pets out. that woman is okay this one had a pretty good ending.
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they don't know what started the fire. they do believe it started in her unit and they do think that it looks like it was accidental. the firefighters are feeling good this is out. looks like they're putting up the hoses so looks like they're start to go wrap up at the scene. they don't know yet, though, when they will be allowed back in. oh, one more thing i wanted to point out to you was the struggle in the long hallways. they had to make entrance from the outside and interior and they were struggling with the long hallway to get everything they needed to her apartment, all the hoses. interesting little struggle they had here in san francisco. live in the city, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> certainly glad they got to that woman. developing news out of fremont. police are searching for a missing teenager. 14-year-old marco gamboa did not go to school. he was last seen at 5:00 p.m. he's 5'5" and 130 pounds. please call police if you've
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seen him. a disturbing discovery in the basement of a san jose home. live grenades. >> police had to shut down the area near the san jose country club. sky 7 watched as a bomb squad came in and took care of the explosives. abc 7 news reporter katie marzullo has more. >> reporter: sky 7 captured the moment the incident came to an end. the bomb squad detonated live grenades in the backyard of a home on gordon avenue. the homeowner found the devices while getting ready for an estate sale. >> there were five grenades. two were smoke. we didn't know that. >> reporter: this woman said she was organizing the estate sale for the homeowner. >> she was shaking like crazy thinking they were real. i almost fell over because i -- we handled them. put them down just in case. >> reporter: they called authorities and sheriff's deputies responded a little after 4:00 in the afternoon. they closed down streets and evacuated ten homes. >> it's scary to know that
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someone has that kind of stuff in their home. >> maybe they're just memorabilia or something like that. there's still concern with what's going on in the world today. >> reporter: the detonation came shortly after 7:00 p.m. and people were allowed to return home. the estate sale organizer said the homeowner has not lived in the house for two years and has no idea how the grenades came to be in her basement. the sheriff's office is investigating. in san jose, katie marzullo, abc 7 news. it's 5:06. happening today san francisco poised to become the first major american city to ban the sale of fur. despite criticism from stores it's estimated between 30 and 50 retailers in san francisco sell fur and the big ones are macy's, neiman marcus and saks. a measure to keep retailers from selling in stores and online. >> these are animals not raised for any other purpose other than
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to have the furs ripped off their backs for us to look fashionable. >> we wonder what next. will leather be next? cashmere? >> the ban will cost retailers about $10 million a year in lost sales. retailers peg is higher atted 45 $45 million. the san francisco police department released new data showing a 31% drop in auto burglaries between january and february of this year. it says it's due to the significant progress in police efforts to curb vehicle burglaries. the department create add general crimes unit in november to address those and other neighborhood crimes. and vehicle thefts are down 15%. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. temperatures from nine degrees warmer in san francisco to napa, 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. let's go inland.
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mainly low 50s everywhere until you get to pittsburg at 53. lafayette at 48. up in the hills at about 45 degrees. all right, we have mid-50s all throughout the bay into the south bay. 52 in pacifica. nava toe and the cool spot. pretty quiet right now, the embarcadero. no rain. hardly any breeze right now. both of those will pick up as we head throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours. so be prepared for wet weather at anytime whether you're running errands, out exercising or thinking about going to the beach. you might want to go a different day than today. temperatures about ten degrees cooler than yesterday. it'll feel cooler when you think about the rain falling on you, also. mid to upper 50s. a 60 possible around, say, san jose. to the peninsula where at 8:00 mainly cloudy with some sprinkles and then by 10:00 you'll see steadier rain and it continues. notice as the warm air increases as the storm gets closer it gets
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warmer at 6:00 than during our traditional high which is around 1:00 or 2:00. the north bay about 46. you can see a chance of rain 8:00 all the way through 8:00. all 12 hours temperatures hang out mainly the mid-50s. lows tonight, we don't cool off much at all. low to mid-50s. so we have a lot of chances in the forecast. today is a 1. we do have a 2. i'll tell you when. here's alexis. only one issue on the traffic board so far this morning. it's the lighter side of 580 heading through the tri-valley. it is very minor. eastbound before vasco road. crews still trying to clean up a crash involving two semis. we had an oil spill and caltrans was reportedly sending a street sweeper to clean that up. the far right lane currently blocked. chp has nothing new for us right now. the westbound side the 205 to 580, 16 miles an hour. 25 approaching the altamont
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pass. our typical delays are filling in there. we'll look at some of our traffic cameras up next. we have a story that should be a lesson to us all. what happens when social media does not stay on social media. when you ask a child to draw a scientist, what do they draw and, more importantly, who do they draw? what a study is revealing about gender roles. gender roles. >> a
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> good morning to you. 5:13. rain today, tomorrow, thursday. it does tapetory showers, even some thunderstorms friday and just a scattering saturday. right now saturday is not a washout. sunday the driest day this weekend. just in, we've learned the president will host a roundtable today on sanctuary cities. he has invited several law enforcement officials from all around the country including here in california. a live look here at the white house right now. and i can tell you for northern california sheriff scott jones from sacramento will be attending. the white house says the president wants to hear from officials, quote, about the threat sanctuary cities pose innocent americans and discuss every lawful tool to hold these dangerous jurisdictions accountable. several members of congress along with the vice president and attorney general jeff sessions and top officials and i.c.e. will be there.
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the roundtable will happen around 2:00 p.m. eastern, that's 11:00 our time. back to you, reggie. >> thanks, jessica. today's "gma first look" uber suspending its program after a car hit and killed a woman. >> the ride hailing company is likely not at fault following the investigation. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look" all eyes are on self-driving cars after police say an uber using the technology hit and killed a woman in tempe, arizona. >> the vehicle was traveling northbound and the pedestrian was outside of the cross walk. >> reporter: investigators say 49-year-old layne was walking with her bike outside of the cross walk late sunday when she was hit by the car. a human operator was behind the wheel but the car was in the self-driving mode. uber suspending all self-driving tests from coast to coast. >> at this point in time it's a wild, wild west situation and someone lost their life. >> reporter: uber's ceo tweeting
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incredibly sad news. we're thinking of the victim's family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. and coming up at 7:00 a.m. we'll have more on this investigation. with your "gma first look," abc news, new york. it's 5:15. history is set to be made tomorrow in california. state senator toni atkins will be sworn in tomorrow. when she is, she'll become the first woman as well as the first lesbian to hold that position. she is taking over for kevin deleon. representation matters especially when it comes to breaking gender stereotypes. >> five decades worth of drawings done by kids asked to draw a scientist. 5,000 kids participated and less than 1% drew a female scientist. times have changed.
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nowadays kids who are younger than 6 years old are just as likely to draw female scientists as male. it changes as they get older. they're more likely to draw male scientists once they reach grade school because male scientists, researchers say, had more exposure. women are still under represented in some fields so the stereotypes still exist. more work to be done. a man caught bragging about drug sales on facebook is facing some consequences. >> the marin ij reports he was arrested yesterday. he was already on probation for drug trafficking allegations. what a probation officer looked at social media, yeah, you're into the drugs again. investigators searched his car during his next probation check and found this, $15,000 worth of drugs including marijuana, mushrooms, and ecstasy. the countdown is on. there's less than a week until opening day and "forbes" is releasing its rankings of all 30
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major league baseball stadiums. brown looked at overall design aesthetics, visual, historical relevance. it may come as no surprise to giants fans at&t park topped the list. views, activity around the park and access to public transportation make it number one. the oakland a's have one of the oldest stadiums in the league but the coliseum did not come dead last. it came in second to last just ahead of tropicana field, home of the tampa bay rays. >> we're number one and almost last. it's safe to say this is not something you see every day. these are people floating on a pink flamingo raft down the l.a. river. if you're not familiar with the l.a. river, well, just look at it. right? it's a ditch. the group said they wanted to bring smiles to people's faces. they were concerned about the quality of the water, concerned about needles and diseases.
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a smile to whose face? who is there to see this other than the news helicopter? >> are you sure they weren't streaming it live, facebook live? >> yikes. >> hopefully they got their tetanus shots. >> we have much to look forward to today, mike. >> that river could be a real river if it does slide further south. we're going to miss out on it which may be a good thing. a look at what's setting up a river event, a soaking to the central coast. 3 to 6 inches of rain, locally 10 inches possible around big sur and southward to santa barbara. we're going to be on the top side of that. that's why we'll have less amounts there. here is a look at our roof camera and you can see cooling and periods of rain. drizzle and light rain. showers and possible thunderstorms with some small hail. today, here we go, we're going to have rain. it's going to evaporate. once the sun comes up around
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7:00, that's when some of the moisture will start coming ashore. you can see some yellows in there through the morning and into the afternoon hours. we'll have periods of light rain with periods of moderate rain embedded in that through the evening hours, early overnight. by tomorrow morning you can see it tapers. we'll still wake up with wet streets and then rain continues on a lighter scale tomorrow with pockets. you can see yellow of moderate. through the morning commute, just about all of us will be dry. the closer you are to the coast, the more likely you'll be wet and also in the north bay. and then by 7:00 this evening, looks like all of us will be wet and then it will increase for tomorrow's morning commute. so get ready to drive on some slick streets. it hammers the mountains tomorrow. remember, we still have thursday, friday, and saturday to get through. thursday could be the heaviest for us as that river bumps up towards us.
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we could have a chance of thunder, also. that is our day with our fastest winds. saturday, sunday and monday, increasing sunshine and warmth. we have four tough days, alexis. okay. so far it hasn't been too tough for the tuesday morning commute. however, i am just hearing about a new issue with b.a.r.t. 24th street and mission, delays due to debris on the tracks. the roadways are looking okay from the north bay. southbound 101 through san rafael. we have that dry pavement this morning. enjoying that and some relatively light drive times, too. westbound 80 to the maze, in the green, 17 minutes. we don't have any metering lights on yet. should be another nine minutes into the city. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo looks great, in the green at nine minutes. >> thank you, alexis. businesses are going to get some help in taking on amazon and that help comes from google. retailers will be allowed to list products across a variety of platforms.
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target, walmart, costco and home depot shoppers will be able to use the voice powered devices to add things to their shopping cart. on the other end of the technology spectrum, do you remember the last time you saw a pay phone? >> i do actually. b.a.r.t. stations, some of them have them. they are still around. there are 100,000 pay phones left in the u.s. that may seem like a lot but not when you consider there are more than 2 million of them in 1999. new york still has the most. roughly 20,000 still there. and they're still bringing in cash. the fcc says providers reported a $286 million revenue in 2015. the 7 things you need to know as you start your day. >> and details about what led up to the massive wildfire. a heart patient who is a huge star wars fan gets the surprise of a lifetime that you have to see. the abc 7 storm impact scale, today's storm is level 1.
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that means light rain. so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm anytime on the abc 7 news app.
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it's no wonder everything seems a little better with the creamy taste of philly, made with fresh milk and real cream. 5:24. here are the seven things to know before you go. breaking news that we've been tracking out of san francisco, the fire department battling a fire at an apartment building in knob hill overnight. this happened at polk and jackson about 4:00 a.m. firefighters rescued one woman from a fourth floor balcony. more breaking news, a package bomb exploded at a fedex distribution center outside of san antonio, texas, hurting one person. federal agents say this is likely linked to attacks in austin. number three, a look at exactly where we stand with our rainfall deficit tracking through saturday, we're at a half to two-thirds where we should be for the rain year.
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number four, a little more information on that b.a.r.t. delay developing at 24th street mission station. some smoldering debris on the tracks. we did talk to b.a.r.t. they are saying it should clear quickly. san francisco fire department is already on the scene and that delay is in all directions. i will keep a close eye on that. number five, facebook is holding an emergency meeting with employees to talk about cambridge analytica. the political data firm with ties to the trump campaign is accused of accessing 50 million facebook profiles. police in tempe, arizona, say uber is likely not at fault for a deadly crash involving its self-driving suv and a woman. the police chief says the woman was pushing her bicycle sunday night when she abruptly walked in a lane of traffic. and, number seven, remember that terrifying robot dog that can open doors? well, amazon ceo has one. he posted this picture on twitter saying he was taking his dog for a walk. >> i think this was at a conference. i don't know if he has one at his house. >> he was being jokey and having
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a good time. >> it looks really fun. this is also really fun. a big-time die hard star wars fan who needed a new heart got the surprise of a lifetime. >> his doctor in chicago promised when a heart became available he would deliver the news as a legendary star wars character. that fan got the visit he was waiting for. that is 15-year-old austin. he was shocked at first but is finally getting a new heart. he was on the transplant list for five months. he has received the new heart and is recovering from surgery. we certainly wish him all of the best. >> also, what a fun doctor who does a great chewbacca impression. another 90 minutes of news including the fight over a california abortion law that is going before the u.s. supreme court this morning. cal state tuition may be going up again.
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the message students and faculty will send school leaders today. and i am getting more information on that explosion at a fedex facility in texas overnight. i will have the newest details next. and we're going to leave
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get ready. there is an atmospheric river rolling into the bay area. >> so that leaves me just one question. what's an atmospheric river? good morning. we turn now to meteorologist mike nicco. >> it's a deep plume of moisture from your home state, comes state from hawaii. it brings us about the majority of our rain, every rain season we get three to five of them. that's why it's going to rain starting today through about thursday.
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and then more showers. you can see live doppler 7 looking active. use our app today. if it's reaching the ground in your neighborhood we would like to know about it. we can help our commuters off. it's a 1 on the storm impact scale. you can see you need an umbrella and temperatures will remain in the mid-50s from noon through 7:00. upper 40s to mid-50s. >> two issues in the tri-valley. one we've been tracking since 4:30 this morning on the lighter side of traffic. they're still trying to clean up an oil spill.
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this is on the heavy side of traffic, westbound 580 and we're just hearing that the three right lanes are blocked, possibly some injuries involved. next traffic update right around 5:40. a woman rescued by firefighters after an overnight fire. amy hollyfield is live on polk and jackson streets. amy? >> reporter: jessica, she was out on her balcony, that fourth floor balcony. and they have some lights on inside. you can see it looks like a lot of fire damage in her unit. her neighbors heard her on the deck yelling for help and yelling there was a fire. her neighbors above her came out. she told them she couldn't go back in her unit because that's where the fire was. firefighters took her down the
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ladder. she's an elderly woman. they got her down the ladder okay. she got out safely. all of her neighbors were able to get themselves out okay. >> right down the fire, boom, boom, boom, all five floors down to the bottom, yeah. the police were walking up the the police were walking up the stairs. >> reporter: the building is still evacuated. the only damage is to her unit. they don't know the fire's cause. they're still working on that. everyone, including all the pets, got out safely. live, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. i do want to get to more breaking news i'm tracking at the live desk. another bombing in texas overnight. this time near san antonio at a fedex facility.
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one person was hurt. authorities do think it was linked to a string of bombings in austin as well and that's because a package that exploded was headed to austin. fbi and atf are on scene right now. the entire building is being treated as a crime scene in case there are any other explosive packages. developing news about-face book controversy that has its stock taking a beating and has some users deleting their accounts. >> this morning the company is calling an emergency meeting for its employees. and this all goes back to the way a political firm was able to access 50 million accounts. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live in menlo park. matt? >> reporter: facebook says its investigation into what happened is just getting started. >> we are unbelievably outraged and beyond disturbed at the allegations that data was misused or our policies had been violated. >> reporter: the center of the scandal is cambridge analytica,
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a political data firm with ties to the trump campaign. they're accused of accessing without consent the profiles of up to 50 million facebook users and using that information to try to sway your vote. new video from britain's channel 4 shows the political data firm giving an undercover reporter a sales pitch and promising ways to trap rival candidates. now facebook has banned cambridge analytica which says it never used the data and deleted it. facebook is not sure how it will notify the 50 million users that were affected as they continue their investigation. reporting live in menlo park, matt keller, abc 7 news. thank you, matt. #deletefacebook began trending after news became public. people are upset their profiles were sold to a company that helped the trump campaign. some of their anger targeted at facebook's mark zuckerberg. we have not seen mark make a public statement yet. we do have information on our website abc7news.com.
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police make an arrest after several freeway shootings. that arrest helped in marin county late last night. a victim said he honked at a driver. that person pulled out a gun. police arrested a suspect identified as an 18-year-old named christian torres perez of san rafael. police found a bb gun in his car. a look at the three total shootings in the past few days. one in marin and then another shooting happened on 580 in oakland around 8:30 last night. a driver was shot in the finger there. and a shooting on interstate 80 and hercules on saturday as well. no word on if all of these are connected. a celebration of life held in wine country last night for the three women who dedicated their lives to helping veterans. >> live here on abc 7. we heard many people paying tribute to the victims. >> we all loved christine and jennifer and jen. this is their gift, and it's their legacy that we keep this
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going. >> more than 1,000 relatives, friends, and colleagues of christine loeber, dr. gonzales shushereba and golick celebrated their lives. the three worked at pathway home for vets with ptsd. their lives were cut short by veteran albert wong who was removed from the program weeks before the shooting. >> thank you, jen, christine and jennifer for giving everything in the service of veterans. >> at the end of the ceremony relatives were presented with american flags. >> you can find video of all the emotional moments from last night's celebration of life on our website, abc7news.com. san francisco fire investigators have concluded saturday's fire in north beach was accidental in origin. the three-story building where the fire happened has been red tagged. a furious supervisor claimed it took firefighters 20 minutes before water was put on the flames and called for fire chief
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white to resign. some neighbors are disagreeing with peskin's charge. >> calling for an investigation when i think i have pictures that show the firemen going into the main entrance. >> he got there when we were going from an interior tech to an exterior attack so it may have looked like we weren't putting water on the fire but we were evacuating members and setting up ladders. >> an emergency relief program to assist the businesses damaged in the blaze. let's talk temperatures. we'll start with the north bay where it's coolest because the clouds came in last as they're coming in from the southwest. we have mid-40s to low 50s until you get around american canyon. let's take a look at the rest of our neighborhoods, 49 in lafayette and 49 at fairfield.
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dry right now near the airport. the roads will become wet. caution, mass transit, wet stops and wet conditions on the ferry, and wet conditions on the ferry, also. cooler than yesterday. we may get to 60 in the south bay. the rest of us 55 to 59 degrees. let's talk about san francisco. at 8:00 the sprinkles will turn over to rain and you can see a chance of rain through 8:00 this evening. temperatures hovering right around 53 to 55 degrees. not much of a change in temperatures today even in our inland east bay valleys. huge temperature ranges. not today. rain developing and 53 to 55 through 8:00 where more rain is possible. lows tonight, we don't cool much. uki ukiah. the rest of us around 51 to 55
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degrees. you notice the rain continues and you see some yellow in there which means we'll have some pockets of moderate rain not only today but also as we head towards tonight. an issue with b.a.r.t. this morning. >> we want to get to our commuter alert turning into a pretty major issue, a major delay for all san francisco stations due to some smoldering debris at 24th street mission. no trains are currently moving through the area. the sf fire department is on the scene. talking to a colleague who got on the b.a.r.t. train trying to get into the city from the east bay. he says they are currently stopped in oakland and may be taken out of service. according to the announcements on the train there could be some on the train there could be some wire damage on the tracks. we are sending amy hollyfield to the scene. we also have a couple trouble spots on the roads in the
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tri-valley. we'll get to those up next. alexis, thank you. students and faculty are joining forces to urge leaders at cal state university system to say no to a planned tuition increase. >> the group will gather in long beach where the board of trustees is meeting and will demand more funding from the state rather than their pockets. tuition will rise $228 per semester if the board says yes. according to students for quality education, tuition at the csu has risen over 300% since 2000. >> stop pulling on my shirt. >> the mayoral forum got off to an unusual start. we'll break down what happened next. it's back -- you thought this robotic dog opening the
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you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. let's take a look at what's going on, that atmospheric river reaching monterey and points southward today and tonight. l.a. some showers at 69. 52 in yosemite where a flood possibly tomorrow. a winter storm watch for the sierra 11:00 through friday at 5:00 in the morning. 6-12 inches, possibly locally 20 inches of heavy, wet snow. that may be underdone. look at the snow totals as we
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get through thursday. two feet by thursday morning and possibly three feet by thursday evening. a quick look at my accuweather forecast for tahoe and what you're going to see is the snow in shower form remains through saturday. >> mike, thank you. we're staying on top of our commuter alert. major delays for b.a.r.t. >> there's smoldering debris on the tracks at the 24th street station in the mission. our abc 7 news assignment manager is on the train right now and, jim, you're coming from the east bay and is your train moving? >> reggie, do i have a quick update and i'll talk as fast as i can in case we lose service. i am now on a train going as far as the montgomery street station in san francisco. i came in from rock ridge about 15 minutes ago. they made everybody get off the train in downtown oakland. and then about ten minutes later
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this montgomery train, unusual in the morning, pulled up and we all got on that. we will be able to get as far as the financial district in san francisco but not on to the mission or sfo this morning. hundreds of people were stranded at the 19th street station, people wondering what's happening. we are hearing these announcements coming over the loudspeaker. okay. they're now saying the train will go on to civic center and 12th street. so trains are moving now into the city after they were halted for about 10 or 15 minutes. it's going to be anything but the normal commute this morning going into the city. >> definitely slow. reggie, you were looking at statistics. the 24th street station has the most number of people who rely on public transit and within
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walking dw ining distance, righ? >> they're not driving to a station. so they're kind of -- they don't have a lot of options once they get to the trains so they'll have to take a bus, i guess. jim, that is good news you're able to get into the city. but the problem is there are no trains currently that are able to go through the 24th street station. so this is going to end up having a domino effect, i can only imagine. going to go to 16th street, is that right? >> right. when we got on it the sign was flashing montgomery. in a couple minutes on the phone they're saying now it will go as far as the civic center and then the next stop past that into the mission but not as far as 24th street. if you're planning to take b.a.r.t. to the san francisco airport you may want to make alternative plans. the fremont line is running
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normally. that runs parallel with 880 and the east bay. they don't seem to be impacted big time. >> right. so we are talking about trains that are coming from sfo or trains that are going in that direction are going to obviously have problems. jim huntington on the phone for us riding b.a.r.t. this morning. jim, as always, we appreciate your report. thank you. going to move on now as, of course, i should mention alexis is tracking this as well. as we get updates she'll jump in when we know more. an icon greeted visitors at the santa cruz beach boardwalk is about to go away. >> the ferris wheel at the boardwalk is coming down and work is under way to demolish it. they want to replace it with something different, a more modern version. >> i loved riding on it. it was one of my favorite parts of coming to the boardwalk and it's sad that it's coming down. >> the ferris wheel featured in several films like 1987's "the lost boys."
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national puppy day three days away and we're excited about that. on friday we'll be streami streaming. it all starts at 4:30. we bring in a bunch of puppies from area agencies and we try to find them local homes. you can post a photo or video with the #puppieson7. that way we can show your best friend on air or online as we gear up for this. maybe this puppy is more your speed. >> jeff bezos of himself. taking my new dog for a walk. an invite only robotics conference began yesterday this robot named spot mini made a special appearance. take a look at this viral video from last month, even when restrained it keeps its balance and is relentless in its mission
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to open the door and get through. so, yay. >> maybe bezos has tamed it. there's hope for all of us if you have a few billion bucks. >> it stays the same size its whole life. >> it doesn't eat anything. >> opens a whole other avenue. training robot dogs. no? >> new career? >> bad business model. good morning, everybody. let's look at what's going on. we need the umbrella today as storms one and two draw closer towards us. you can see the radar getting green over the top of us. we're just waiting for it as we head through the morning commute. at the exploratorium and you can see it looks rather quiet right now. we'll keep an eye on this. the first storm arrives today. but then the rain and mild conditions continue tonight. the rain is possible through saturday. it rains for several days. you can see by 9:00 the better chance of rain starting to reach
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the ground as we head to the end of the commute and then you can see some yellow pop in there. we're going to go from sprinkles to steady, light rain to embedded small areas of moderate rain as we head from noon into the evening commute. and then overnight it will continue all the way through 7:00 tomorrow morning and look at that, just that moist flow continues to bring us light rain tomorrow with small areas of moderate rain. there's a slight chance we could have a thunderstorm tomorrow evening. let's take a look at the rain totals heading through the morning commute. near the coast you're going to get wet. it's the evening commute where everybody is going to have to drive on wet conditions. and during the overnight hours they'll continue to stay wet. so here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. going to get a quarter inch out of this initial push, up to a half inch, and then about another quarter inch to a half inch for wednesday. the strongest part of the storm, the moderate storm when it gets wet and windy and a better chance of thunderstorms rolls in thursday, it will taper.
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sunday and monday looking dry. alexis, how about an update? >> we'll take you back to our commuter alert if you're riding b.a.r.t. some smoldering debris. san francisco fire department is on the scene. now their concern is there may be some damage to the tracks there. you see some wiring so no trains are moving through. we spoke with our colleague coming from the east bay on b.a.r.t. a few minutes ago. he says he has limited service now in to san francisco. he was going to get off at the montgomery street station. he was able to make it in. it does not sound like they were going further than 16th. if you're trying to get to the airport or vice versa, could be tough here this morning. we also have a couple issues on the roadways. this one start to go improve, westbound 580 at the 680 merge in dublin. a crash in the three right lanes down to just the far right lane. and then eastbound near vasco road still in the cleanup stages. no major delays. new at 6:00, trying to stay
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today's storm is level 1. that means light rain. keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm anytime on the abc 7 news app. download it now. miracle march getting thrown
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around a lot. look how far behind we are. 34% to 50% behind where we should be from rainfall up to yesterday's date. the next couple days will help. we do need to get to some breaking news happening now in maryland. a shooting at a high school there. atf reporting to the scene with local authorities as well. i'm seeing reports right now of multiple injuries. all of this happening in great hills, maryland. here's a tweet from the school telling parents to not go there to the area. instead go to a neighboring high school to reunite with their students. i'm gathering details. i'll have much more in our next hour. right now to alexis. you have an update on that commuter alert. a major problem with b.a.r.t. this morning, jessica. if you are traveling through san francisco whether from the airport or from the east bay trying to get into the downtown
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area b.a.r.t. is now recommending other means of transportation. they are saying extremely limited service from the east bay to montgomery due to smoldering debris at 24th street station and no trains are moving through the area. we do have amy hollyfield on the way to the scene. we'll have the latest in the 6:00 hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. let's start at 10:00 wednesday evening. all that rain coming in thursday. we're right on the northern edge of that atmospheric river which means the south bay and the inland east bay usually our two drier areas. once that pushes through thursday at 4:00 in the afternoon hours we'll turn to this storm. that will come down from alaska and bring us more chances of thunderstorms and small hail for friday into saturday morning. planning a weekend getaway to lake tahoe. there are new rules to consider if you rent a vacation home.
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get out your umbrella. it is dry now but by lunch time much of the bay area will be soaked. >> it is now 6:00 on this tuesday, march 20th. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. the storm impact scale is a 1 for today. it's a light storm. rain and sprinkles now. rain through the morning commute. a quarter to half an inch by the time we get through tomorrow morning. radar is very active above 10,000 feet. it is very dry above 10,000 feet so we have a ton of verga out. rain falling in the dry layer and evaporating it won't take but another hour or two before it starts reaching the ground. look at the golden gate bridge, bone-dry. a look at my accuweather 12-hour planner. 48 to 52. yeah, steady, light rain with embedded moderate rain a

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