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nine seconds. good morning on this thursday, march 29th. >> never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has a warm one for you. >> lot of 80s today. lot of record highs. we had one at sfo yesterday. they'll set another one. we'll go through that coming up. right now, it's bone dry on live doppler 7. look at the golden gate bridge. look at the flag blowing towards the ocean. an offshore breeze. it will be warm everywhere. around 50 degrees at 7:00. around 70. already warmer than average at noon. upper 60s at the coast at 4:00. near 80 for the rest of us. records tumble. 60 at the coast at 7:00. 70s for the rest of us. a great evening on the way. let's see what alexis is watching this morning. we did have a great commute up until a few minutes ago. we have our first problem of the morning. westbound 580 near greenville road. two-vehicle collision. no injuries. so that's good news. the two vehicles are stuck together and blocking the two left lanes.
so that is quickly backing up with the typical delays getting out of the tracy area for folks heading towards altamont pass. the drive time should be in the red. westbound 580 tracy to dublin, 1 hour two minutes. probably going to get worse before it gets better. antioch to concord in the yellow at 21 minutes. no delays san rafael to san francisco. still tracking this breaking news. a fire in hayward at the america's best value hotel mere whipple road and the nimitz. we got this video about an hour ago. the flames should be out now. but you can see the fire trucks there, the firefighters on top of the roof. battling on the fire reportedly -- you can see plenty of people evacuate frd the hotel. take a listen to what this witness saw. >> so i got up and i looked. i looked out the window. the building was -- smoke coming
out the window. >> he's saying that smoke was coming out the window. the same witness saying that there was a large bang when some of the windows in the hotel were blown out. our team in the newsroom calling the hayward fire department for more information. i'll let you know as soon as we get more details. avoid the area if you live nearby. back to you. >> thank you, jessica. an investigation under way after a deadly crash at the sonoma raceway. a 75-year-old man died in an accident on the quarter mile drag stip. >> it happened during the night drag programs. people bring their own cars to the track and allowed to race after staff inspects each car. the man who died was driving a 1976 ford pinto and was going at least 100 miles per hour when he hit a wall. a raceway manager said that he was the only driver on the track at the time. >> this particular participant had a full roll cage. had all the proper harnesses and proper helmets and all the safety gear appropriate for his class. i think our safety record speaks
for itself as a tragic, tragic accident. we're grieved by it. >> the sonoma raceway says this is the first time in 30 years someone has died. three children from washington state are officially missing still after a crash that killed their parents and three siblings in mendocino county. the chp says the bodies of two women and three children were found monday after their suv went off a cliff over highway 1 north of ft. bragg. the sheriff calls the scene confusing, saying there were no skid marks and any indication why the vehicle ended up in the ocean. investigators believe all six children of the family were in the vehicle. one of the missing children has been identified as this boy. 15-year-old devante hart. a photo of him from 2014 went viral after a protest in portland, oregon. he was holding a sign offering free hugs. just days before the crash, washington authorities tried to visit the boy's home to investigate complaints of child neglect. angry parents at fremont are
making frustration with a sex ed curriculum loud and clear. they say possible lessons are too graphic for young students. it includes discussion about sexual orientation and hiv in fifth grade. the school board could make a decision on the curriculum next month. yesterday, parents protested before the school board meeting. >> very sexually explicit allot of them. especially since the curriculum is taught for fourth grade and up through ninth grade. >> supporters say the curriculum is vetted by experts and more information will help kids make happier, healthier choices in the future. parents would have the option to opt out. united states has a new ambassador to austria and he's from san francisco. the u.s. senate confirmed 49-year-old trevor traina this week. he graduated from princeton and has a masters degree from uc berkeley. his grandfather was ambassador to ausry i can't from 1975 to
1977. it is 6:04. baseball is back. it is opening day for major league baseball. >> for the a's, a rare daytime opener. achl i hollyfield is inside the coliseum. >> reporter: after the 50th anniversary season they wanted to do something special, a day game today. you can see the field, it is ready to go. looking very pretty. very pristine out here this morning. there's an extra bit of excitement this year because the mayor announced yesterday, we have video of her raising the flag at city hall to kick off the season. she is now recommending that the city of oakland enter an agreement with the a's for a possible new stadium in oakland. so she says she is determined to keep the team here. the team is celebrating this new development. >> we're committed to oakland as our president says, it's more than a slogan. we're rooted in oakland.
we're excited to work with the county and the city. hopefully make a deal soon and be able to have our future home here in oakland. >> reporter: the goal is to have a new stadium by 2023. with this being the 50th anniversary, you'll hear a lot about that this season. they'll be celebrating the best 50 a's players of all-time and for today's game, look at the giveaway. they have a 50th anniversary wall hang. so all the fans today at the game will get one of these. there are still tickets available if you want to come out for the game. first pitch is at 1:05. they're playing the l.a. angels. reporting live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you giants open against the dodgers. >> you can watch that on espn at 4:00 p.m. switching gears, pg&e ceo got a massive payday last year even as her company dealt with a
6:10. how do you set the table for record high temperatures. 6 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. that puts us in the upper 40s to mid-50s throughout the south bay. los altos 57. 62 in los gatos already. low to mid-50s along the bay shore up to san pablo. upper 40s lafayette, danville, livermore. 59 in brentwood. mid to upper 40s in the north bay. 45 at half moon bay. sutro tower, gorgeous start to the day. if you're playing on the bay, minor chop. it feels like glass yesterday for a while. takes extra water for you and the dog. the beaches, get the sunscreen. here in san francisco, about 53 degrees at 7:00. 4:00 a few high clouds and 74.
still 68 at 7:00. now, as far as the north bay, we're going to push 80 by 4:00. we'll take a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. see houmds of record highs we could have. >> good morning, mike. a sig-alert issued by chp for this crash. if you're heading to the tri-valley from the central valley, a major problem westbound 580 near greenville road. two-car crash. doesn't sound like injuries. but it's a pickup truck wedged into a semi from the details we're reading here. according to chp lanes 2, 3 and 4 are all blocked. that means only one lane is open. check out what that is doing these speeds. 5 miles an hour approaching and leaving tracy on 205. you're down to 9 miles an hour. a tough commute. we'll check out the drive time coming up next. thank you, alexis. pg&e is facing scrutiny for the possible role in the wildfires. the company's ceo has received quite the pay bump. geisha williams game the first
female ceo in march of last year. the san francisco business times reports her total compensation increased from more than $4 million in 2016 to more than $8.5 million last year. pg&e faces dozens of lawsuits following the wildfire last year alleging the power lines and poor maintenance started the fires. investigators have not yet determined what actually sparked them. local school board president says he supports arming teachers with guns. city leaders are now responding. a health alert you know what they say about the early bird... he gets the best deal on the perfect hotel by using tripadvisor! that's because tripadvisor lets you start your trip on the right foot... by comparing prices from over 200 booking sites to find the right hotel for you at the lowest price. saving you up 30%! tripadvisor. check the latest reviews anlowest prices.
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welcome back. there's new video into the live desk this morning of malala yoe self-sigh. she returned to pakistan for the first time since she was nearly killed. she met with the prime minister and other government officials. she's been living in england since she was shot in the head by militants in the year 2012. malala has become an activist for girls' education rights. she's expected to spend four days in pakistan, but details of her schedule are being kept private. more armed security officers are patrolling u.s. public schools. the national center of educational statistics released a new study. >> found armed officers presents at least once a week in 43% of public schools during the
2015-16 school year. that's up from 31% a decade ago. this comes at a time when arming teachers is hotly debated. >> milpitas city leaders are reacting that arming teachers may be the solution for school safety. the board president, daniel bow bay shared an article on facebook about training teachers and staff to carry guns much he said he wasn't opposed to the idea as a, quote, gun guy. city council members weighing in. some say milpitas needs more security fers in the schools and others are calling for more gun control. new details on the carl's jr. plan to rename the sliders after director steven spielberg will not be happening after all. spielberg is not on board with the fast food company's spielberger idea. spielberg said in a video posted on twitter, they're pretty good but i'm passing. cease and desist, can't do it. sorry, guys. >> earlier this announced it was renaming it to honor ready,
player one. can't do that. >> all i can do is think about eating a burger alexis. >> funny how that happens at 6:15 in the morning even. unfortunately, we have a major problem on the roads for our tri-valley and central valley drivers. this is a sig-alert in livermore. westbound 580 about 3/4 of a mile east of greenville road. we have a crash taking up all but one lane. three out of four lanes are blocked. we're launching sky 7 to get a better look. sounds like one vehicle is wedged under the other. 11 miles because it's merging with our typical delays out at tracy. westbound 580, trace toy dublin. one hour 40 minutes. fortunately new yok city delays on southbound 680 at dublin or northbound 85. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound 80, we have another crash reported there within the maze. all right. i've got all the bad news, mike nicco. fortunately, you have good news today.
>> really do. especially if you like warm sunshine. hi everybody. here's a look. south on 680. sunny, more record warmth today. my accuweather highlight, cool to mild under a partly cloudy skies. the chance of rain late next week. 80 to 85 in the south bay. san jose, 83. which would be a record high. 81 would tie a record high. we'll flirt with 80 degrees up and down the peninsula. check out the coast. low to mid-70s today. one of the warmest days at the coast. upper 70s to near 80 around san francisco, downtown in sausalito. even low 70s in the north bay coast. check out the temperatures in the valleys. 80 to 86 degrees today. santa rosa, 84 would be a record high. so would the 77 in oakland today. 75 in richmond to 80 in fremont. no record highs in the inland east bay neighborhoods. just as warm, 80 to 84 degrees. check out how gorgeous at the coliseum today. 71 at 7:05. dropping down to -- warming up
to 76 degrees. great day for a home opener. take the sunscreen and the sunglasses. you will need it. tonight's temperatures, upper 40s to mid-50s. a little bit of cloud cover near the coast. a little bit of high cloudiness for all of us. wanted to show you the seven-day forecast for tahoe. we are getting near the weekend. look how warm friday, saturday and sunday even with less sunshine near 60. average highs 50. we'll be warmer than that. we'll be warmer than our average highs also. i think tomorrow we'll set a few more records even though the high clouds will dim the sunshine a little bit. we'll keep cool in a couple of degrees. before you know it, it's wednesday. temperatures are back to average. let's talk about all that snow up in the sierra with alexis. >> yeah. it is the toyota tahoe report, mike. forget tahoe. spend spring break in the sierra. maybe even warm enough for shorts and tank top skiing. i don't know about that. we have healthy base totals thanks to the last couple of storms. squaw alpine, 69 to 148-inch
base. heavenly, 126 to 124. -- 88, 89, 80 or 50. same thing for the rest of the resorts. sugar bowl. 133-inch base. sierra at tahoe, healthy base. 3 1/2 to 4-hour drive times. should be pretty good at this time. the north bay wildfire inspired software developers to assemble emergency kits for people in disaster zones much abc 7 news was at san francisco's moscone center when developers put the kits together. sales force helped to lead the effort. some of the kids will go to puerto rico where kids are still without many basics after hurricane maria. were supposed to help solve a trachgs problem, b.a.r.t. says they're creating a bigger one. a horrific crash at a costco parking lot. . >> first, here's a look at
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all right. never more than seven minutes away from our accuweather forecast. i want to put it in different perspective. compared to the old record or what will be the old record this afternoon. santa rosa, san jose. oakland and sfo. my pick cities for record highs today. thanks, mike. a driver marrowly missed getting impaled after crashing her car in a costco parking lot. the arm of a gate went through the wind shield. it missed her by inches. fire officials aren't saying what went wrong in this crash. luckily, she whaent hurt. a new study says that dining out may be bad for your health. not for the reasons you think. chemicals that may disrupt or hormones. the thalate level in people who eat out was 35% higher than those who eat at home. they can be found in processing
and packaging. fast food was particularly bad. cheeseburgers and sandwiches were among them. the president is missing is a book being written by james patterson. it's going to make a stop at the sap center. tickets go on sale saturday. the book will be released june 4th. thousands of people in the east bay enjoyed ab evening with michelle obama. the former first lady took part in a question and answer session moderated by stacy brown-philpot. some of the topics included the importance of education and helping young people become successful. next at 6:30, a warning for people in palo alto this morning. the search for a man after he was attacked on a popular trail. >> the family of a man killed -- says this isn't the first time his car veered teway
media. >> the good news first for a traffic alert. that crash on westbound 580 in livermore near greenville road has cleared. the bad news, we still have an 11-mile backup. we'll talk about alternates after the break. thanks, alexis. 6:26 in the morning on this thursday morning. a live look at the camera on top of mt. ta
good morning, bay area. this is abc 7 mornings. good morning on this thursday, march 29th. it looks like it's shaping up to be a really nice one. >> never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. the sunrise is going on right now, mike. we have a hot day ahead. >> lot of compliments on yesterday's weather. today a little bit weather. hopefully a lot more comments x positive. check out the winds, they're light to 10 miles per hour. that's the exception. no radar returns on live doppler 7. let's jump into the 12-hauour planner. near 70 already. warmer than average, quick warmth by noon today. we'll keep climbing to 70s on the coast. records will tumble at 4:00. a gorgeous evening. a jacket at the coast. 60. the rest of us, no, 70 degrees
bay and inland neighborhoods. looks great. alexis, how is the traffic? >> not so great. things are starting to slightly improve here if you're going to be traveling out of the central valley into the livermore area. we had a sig-alert. only one lane getting by near greenville road due to a crash that cleared about ten minutes ago. boy, here's the bad news. jammed solid for 11 miles. 8 miles an hour on 205. 3 miles an hour heading through altamont pass. i did double-check all the nas. to the north of 580, it looks terrible. do not take that. patterson south of 580, looks decent. you have a chance to catch ace 5 or 7 out of tracy. either that or delay your trip. this is going to take a long time to recover. next traffic update at 6:40. thank you, alexis. palo alto police stepped up patrols looking for a man accused of attacking a young jogger. >> the attacker pointed a gun at the girl, pulled her off the bath and sexually assaulted her. matt keller is live in palo
alto. matt? >> reporter: natasha, what a horrible crime. a high schooler out for a jog on this path when a man pulled a gun, pointed it at her head, pulled her off the path and sexually assaulted her. he still hasn't been caught. this happened in broad daylight around 1:45 yesterday afternoon. this is a trail along deer creek road near tesla headquarters in palo alto. a passerby called 9-1-1 after the teen flagged them down. police searched the area for two hours but couldn't find him. he was wearing a black sweatshirt with a bear logo on it. he's about in his 30s. they're asking you to keep your eyes out for anyone acting suspiciously. >> we're following up on leads and asking if anyone has any information whatsoever, or if anyone saw somebody lurking in the bushes in that area at any point, please call us on 911 right away. >> reporter: the girl was treated at a local hospital.
police say she's in stable physical condition. it's unknown if she'll be able to help detectives make a sketch of the suspect. they're going to increase patrols in this area. reporting live in palo alto, matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. 6:32 now. happening today, the reverend al sharpton will deliver the eulogy for the african american man shot and killed by police. a wake was held yesterday. they claim that the shooting came at the end of a foot pursuit, that he was a suspect in several car break-ins. all officers apparently thought he had a gun when he was cornered in his grandmother's backyard. it turned out to be a cell phone. >> he's a good child. he wasn't a bad person at all. he didn't deserve this, i'm going to say it again. he did not deserve it. >> there have been protests almost every day since his death. the kings have warned there will be a significant amount of police in and around the center to keep protesters from reaching
the area for a third time. only on abc 7 news, a startling claim from the family of the man who died when his tesla crashed into a barrier on 101 in mountain view last friday. >> 38-year-old walter wong left behind a wife and two children. his brother tells the iteam's dan noyes that walter complained to tesla that his model x veered toward the same barrier on seven to ten occasions while on autopilot. the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. dan noyes spoke with the ntsb from their washington headquarters. >> the family is telling me they provided an invoice to investigators that the victim took the car in because it kept veering to that exact same barrier. how important is that information? >> that information has been received by the chp. they've been acting on it for some time now. >> tesla tells the iteam they can only find a complaint from walter wong about the suv's navigation. the company says that's unrelated to the autopilot
system a that allows the vehicle to drive itself. you can see more of our exclusive investigation at abc7news.com. this morning, a man who plowed through five pedestrians and drove away from the scene is in police custody. one of the men struck in the hit and run has died. mark dennis was arrested. it happened in a dog patch neighborhood at 24th street and illinois. it's unclear what triggered the incident. but witnesses say dennis was acting erratically before he struck the men down. banging on his windows, throwing things, even getting out of the van and chasing them with an ax. >> he backed up really fast, the van driver, turned around and just went head on through the men like they were bowling pins. >> dennis has been booked on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. happening today, san francisco police will hold a town hall meeting to answer questions following a deadly shooting involving an officer. a man was shot and killed and an officer shot in the leg when
gunfire erupted inside a barbershop last week. you can see him crawling away there in the video. >> police were checkin out reports of a man with a gurn. officers ended up shooting and killing that man. four others were wounded in the gunfire. abc 7 news learned that the officer will be okay. tonight's meeting begins at 6:00 at balboa high school. happening today, a man who drove his suv into several people at oakland international airport is expected in court. juan pablo of oakland faces felony reckless driving charges. investigators say he didn't have a license and told them he didn't really know how to drive. police say pablo's vehicle jumped a curb and crashed into terminal 1 on tuesday. four people were hurt. pablo got his foot stuck on the accelerator. the crash backed up traffic headed to the airport for several miles. 6:35 now. b.a.r.t. wrestling with a new problem. shared bikes left on sidewalks or platform, it's creating hazards and eyesores. look at this. rental bikes scattered on the
ground at the south san francisco b.a.r.t. station. this has been a problem since lime bike rolled out in several bay area cities. because they self-lock, the idea is you can leave them anywhere. the lime bike released this video based on the matrix to discuss on parking etiquette. it's working on an agreement with b.a.r.t. to clean up stations. all right. never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. the latest drought monitor data just came out a little over an hour ago. you can see the eastern third of the bay area still in the beginning stages of the drought. let's see how the rest of the state fared. we'll compare it from last week to this week. so last week, you can see we had red around the l.a. basin which is an extreme drought. that's moved a little farther to the south and east since they had so much rain while we did. the rain we had didn't do much for us. it did take away a little bit of the drought. here's temperatures out in san francisco.
54 in pour trtrero hill. 57 in castro mission and the financial. let's take a look at the other neighborhoods. 52 in richmond. belmont, 53. got 40s mid to upper 40s in palo alto. san leandro, saratoga. pleasanton, walnut creek. 57 at daly city right now. check out the brush strokes mother nature is using to paint a very soft pallet this morning from the south bay. almost looks like easter colors. on the roads, drive with the windows down, the sunroof open. ac, i hope they turned it on in mass transit today. the ferry, it's going to be a fw beautiful day. 73 at noon. look at the 80s from 3:00 to 6:00. let's go down to the south bay. we'll have 80s also from 3:00 to 5:00. otherwise, mid to upper 70s for the lunch-hour through 6:00. a quick look at tonight's temperature.
the heater, we turned it off in my house. we're going to enjoy this weather for a while. looks like a pattern going. nothing going on in traffic until we get to about 5:45, 6:00. then everybody is waking late, heading in. >> we have a pretty significant issue. sky 7, you're showing pretty colors. i had to try to one-up you. >> you did. >> heading to livermore, we're showing you the pretty stuff before the ugly stuff. just a major crash that we had on westbound 580. right around greenville road. you can see a peek at the backup here. about 11 solid miles of gridlock as you leave the tracy area and head towards livermore. all lanes are back open as of 15 minutes ago. traffic is starting to pick up here. but a little bit further out in the central valley, it's really bad. i'll show you what that looks like on the traffic map. the closer you get to that crash, obviously, it's starting to get better. on 205 and 580 in tracy, you're
moving along at three to five miles an hour. that will take a while to recover. one other problem. i quickly ranted to mention. the richmond side of the bridge, on 580, we have a signal issue. stoplights out on richmond parkway. if you're trying to use richmond parkway to get to the bridge, don't do it. there's major delays through those intersections as well. next traffic update in less than ten minutes. just coming in from florida, zachary cruz, the brother of the suspected florida high school begun man pleaded no contest to a trespassing charge and he's been sentenced to time served and six months probation. this trespassing charge comes after he was caught on the stoneman douglas high school campus after being told not to kb there. he pleaded no contest and the judge ordered him enrolled in therapy as well as wearing an ankle bracelet. she also says he cannot possess
any firearms or ammunition. he is the younger brother of nikolas cruz accused of killing 17 students and staff in florida last month. thank you, jessica. switching gears, do you believe in aliens. you see we have a poll live at the bottom of our screen. the results updating there. all you have to do is go to abc7news.com/vote and let us know what you think. an american airlines pilot is one of two people reported seeing a ufo last month. we have the audio of it coming up. president trump taking on amazon over the tax bill of the company. his claims have a big impact on the company so many of us every single day. a live look at the new york stock exchange. we are up 170 days. tax day almost here. michael finney taking your questions in san jose. the 7 on your side team will the 7 on your side team will have tax
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80s through the central valleyment palm springs, 93. let me show you the seven-day forecast. tons of snow waiting for you. no more is going to fall with temperatures in the mid-50s to near 60 the next seven days around tahoe. we had to bring alexis in mere. an update on a significant crash. >> it is clear now. that's the good news. westbound 580 is still significantly backed up. want to take you back live to sky 7 in the livermore area. yeah. all that heavy traffic coming toward us. that's about 10 and a half, 11 miles worth of gridlock after a crash before greenville road. they did find the two trucks involved in that. they're on the altamont pass road. this is going to take a while to recover. we'll talk about alternates and keep a close eye on this backup. next traffic update in a few minutes. >> alexis, thank you. opening day for major league baseball. oakland coliseum is going to be packed to watch the a's take on the angels. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live at the coliseum.
good morning, amy. >> good morning, natasha. i know where the party is going to be this afternoon. way out there in left field. look at that party deck. it's a new addition to the coliseum. seems like a really good place to enjoy a day game. they call it the treehouse. looks like it could be a lot of fun. this is the first day game on opening day for the a's in 21 years. they decided to do something special for the 50th anniversary seasonment they're going to be celebrating that milestone all season long. >> all season long, honoring the greatest 50 players in oakland a's history and be highlighting the great eras and moments throughout our history as well. >> also a little extra bit of excitement this year because just yesterday the mayor of oakland announced that she's going to be recommending that the city enter into an agreement for a possible new stadium in oakland. so the team is celebrating that
development in the hopes of a new stadium for the 2023 stadium. they're going to celebrate this season and their fans by giving away this wall hang today to all the fans. it's for the 50th anniversary for the oakland a's. this is for the fans today. opening pitch at 1:05. if you want to watch them play the angels, there are tickets still available. amy hollyfield. >> thanks, amy. the giants open against the rival dodgers on the sister network, espn at 4:00 p.m. now a live desk update from abc 7 mornings. >> an update now on a spacewalk on the international space station. this is a live look at the iss from nasa tv. i mentioned earlier in the newscast, it wasn't under way. but it took a little while because they were noticing some problems with one of the suits. it was fixed. everything is good to go. they're out there right now.
both of these astronauts are americans. it's a little hard to see. but here they are. point it out to you. then you can see the inside of the nasa control room. they are all working as a team to install wireless communication equipment and cameras and cooling device. the spacewalk began because of that delay. it's going to last 6 1/2 hours. i've tweeted a link if you want to watch it throughout the day. >> that could be a real bummer. thank you. dozens of iphone owners are taking apple to court over slow phones. in december, apple admitted it slowed down older iphones to preserve their battery life. it was to protect the older phones from automatically shutting down designed for the newers versions. lawsuits claim that the practice amounts to fraud. it's designed to encourage people to buy the latest and most expensive iphones. the "wall street journal" says lawyers will meet today to combine the cases into a single
class action lawsuit. now your money report. it's president trump versus jeff bezos. >> amazon losing close to $31 billion in market value yesterday after a report that the president may consider taking on the company with regulations. this morning mr. trump accusing amazon on twitter of paying little or no taxes and putting thousands of retailers out of business. this started with a store by axios -- the president is obsessed with amazon because his real estate buddies tell him that amazon is destroying shopping malls and brick and mortar stores. rebecca jarvis say there may be more to this. >> there's history between the amazon founder, jeff bezos who owns the "washington post" and president trump, the "washington post" has been critical of trump and trump has been critical of the "washington post." >> according to the report, the president is considering a change to amazon's tax status or a crackdown using anti-trust rules. taking a live look at the new york stock exchange.
we're up 134 points this morning. by the way, this is the last trading day for the week because the markets are closed for good friday tomorrow. hewlett-packard moving from palo alto to san jose. the 220,000 square foot headquarters expected to open later this year. unveiled an electric concept car in santa clara last night. this is a web stream produced by sf motor. the company plans to take pre-orders later this year and deliver their cars next year. forbes reports the sticker price could be below $50,000. behind a good man, usually find a great man. warriors paid tribute to their mothers. draymond green and bell took part in a most valuable mom event in oakland. 50 women took part in a discussion about parenting. bell and green kept the children's entertained with a basketball clinic. pretty cool. >> very nice.
here's a question for you. do you believe in aliens? get your phones out. let us know at abc7news.com/vote. you don't have to download or register anything. it will update on the bottom of the screen. we're asking you because there was another odd encounter in the sky. the faa released an audio recording of pilots on two different aircraft reporting close encounters with a mysterious object flying over arizona. >> it was above us, passed us like 30 seconds ago. >> negative. >> ufo. i don't know what it was. it wasn't an airplane. but it was going in the opposite direction. >> here's video of a different ufo incident from earlier this year. the new incident that you just heard the audio lasted six minutes on february 24th. there were no reports of drones, weather balloons or unexpected aircraft in the area at the time. one pilot says it was either beaming light or had a big
reflection. >> so two pilots in a row say something was there. we asked you. 84% of you say it's out there. >> i believe it. >> me too. i'm in. >> i also believe in multiple universes and parallel universes. >> you're going deep over there. >> i believe it. >> i just can't believe we're the only intelligent life form out there. >> it's impossible. >> i still can't believe that. >> i know things -- i can't talk about it. you know what i'm saying. i took a pledge. there was -- >> i believe that. >> weather. >> mike? >> i'd like to talk to you more about that. silence is golden. look at south beach. i wanted to keep showing you this picture. mother nature is going at it this morning. look at the colors now. man, that is great. i am running a time lapse on this. hopefully you can capture this.
xtat couple of hours. record warmth today and likely tomorrow. cooling trend begins saturday. we'll get back to average by wednesday or thursday. there's a slight chance of rain next friday. not tomorrow. next friday. look at all the rain. radar looks like it did this time yesterday, doesn't it? there's been so mu nearing ten inches over tchhe lt 24 hours in monroe. monroe vser the rain to go. i flooding is an issue and everywhere you see green which is where we had yesterday. we're completely opposite of that. we've got microclimates again today. 80 to 85 in the south bay. 83 in san jose. 81 ties a record high in redwood city. the peninsula around 80. 70 in half moon bay. 78 in downtown. 78 in south san francisco. near 80 there. 77 in sausalito. low to mid-80s through the north bay valleys. 84 in santa rosa record. 75 to 80 along the east bay shore. 77 the record in oakland.
80 to 84 in our inland east bay neighborhoods. sun-soaked coliseum today. 1:05 first pitch, 71. 4:05. 76 degrees. here's a look at my forecast. almost as warm tomorrow with more high clouds. then you can see temperatures kind of slowly cool back to average by wednesday. pretty quiet forecast. but not on the roads. here's alexis. >> especially if you're trying to get out of the central valley. live to sky 7. over the massive backup. that was the result of a crash on westbound 580 just east about 3/4 of a mile east of greenville road. boy at the worst point, it turned into about an 11-mile backup. it is gridlock. look at traffic on the right side of the roadway. this is westbound 580 traffic trielg to get into the livermore area out of tracy. really, really tough. obviously, not a lot of alternates through the stretch. altamont pass road looks quite congested. i have been double-checking
these on our traffic maps too. south of 580 looks like it's okay for now. or you still have a chance to catch the last ace train of the morning. any of the options or i would just say delay your trip. when we're looking at all the gridlock, i would say it's not worth it at this point. at this time of day before 7:00 a.m., it's going to take a while. at least another hour before we start to see this thin out. i know you're used to this, but it's extra terrible today. one more thing in a few minutes. alexis, thank you. a man in serious condition after his suv plunged down a cliff. they found the man on the beach below. this is video from highway patrol. it's unclear why his vehicle careened off the road in the area of palmetto avenue. he was the only person in the suv. alaska airlines planning to cut routes to sfo. nonstop daily flights to ft. lauderdale, mexico city, minneapolis will end after may 19th much the last nonstop route to denver is july 5th.
alaska airlines is merging with virgin. a spokeswoman says the airline is keeping 0 new routes it's added to -- 30 new routes it's added since december of 2016. the seven things you need to know before you go. looking live outside. we're keeping you well, before it was even founded, a french teenager, bienville, scared away a british warship with just a story. and great stories kept coming. [trumpet playing] some make you move to jazz, funk and bounce. some of our stories aren't quite as straightforward. blocked by the saints! [crowd roaring] while others prove that great things can happen... even on a monday night. cause for three hundred years, great stories have started the same way. one time, in new orleans.
okay. 6:58. if you're just joining us or headed out the door, the seven things t know before you head out the door. breaking news in hayward. guests at america's best value hotel were evacuated because of a fire. witnesses heard an explosion, saw smoke and flames from a window. number 2, palo alto police increasing patrols as they search for a sexual assault suspect. they dragged a girl off the path in broad daylight. she was jogging along a trail yesterday when it happened. number 3, the funeral will be held later this morning for stephon clark who was shot and killed by sacramento police. the reverend al sharpton will deliver the eulogy for that 22-year-old unarmed black man. the family of a man who died, he complained to tesla
about his model x veering towards the barrier seven it ten times. they can only find april complaint about the suv's navigation. number 5, mornineag,dy it's pretty quiet the 12-hour planner. temperaturnoon. new records byesear 4:00. number 6, back live to sky 7. we're still really hurting here on 205 and 580 for folks approaching the livermore area. that's due to an earlier crash near greenville road. that has cleared. but we still have a seven to eight-mile backup. number 7, opening day. here's afr live look at the oak and coliseum where the a's face the angels. the a's will be kngt 1:05. you can go there on your lunch break. they still have tickets available. the lunch will be like 3 1/2 hours. >> it's going to be a great day for baseball. >> perfect. >> so nice. 71 to about 76 with ton of
sunshine. >> grab a cold one. >> good luck td oonme. the good morning, america. severe storm alert. nine states now in the path of dangerous weather. giant twisters and flash flooding across the south forcing water rescues. water rushing through texas a&m's campus, pouring into buildings. now that system is on the move this morning. another white house shake-up. president trump fires the head of the v.a., nominates his own doctor to replace him and the new report, did the president's lawyer discuss pardons with michael flynn and paul manafort as the special counsel is closing in. desert disaster. this hot air balloon with 13 people on board going up in flames crashing. how they made it out alive. ♪ and "roseanne" comes roaring back.