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ke illed a 21-year-old man last wednesday. last night his family saw the body camera footage for the first time. >> and the man's emotional family apologized. abc 7 reporter amy holyfield is live in san francisco. amy? >> reporter: hi, natasha. yeah, it was an emotional night. we want to warn everyone, that video is hard to see and listen to. we do have it. the uncle of the man who was killed wanted to tell everyone at the meeting that his nephew was a sweet kid, but the family is not upset with the police department for shooting him. in the body camera video, you can see the chaos inside that barbershop. officer s said that he stood up and shot first and that he fired nine rounds. officers returned fire, two officers did, they shot 26 rounds and shot eid 18 times. four people inside the barbershop on geneva avenue were hit in the cross fire. a relative of the 21-year-old
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who was killed read a statement from the family. >> we understand the resulting consequences of jahad's actions and stand by the officers who made the decision to use lethal force. >> reporter: now take a look at this cell phone video from outside the barbershop. you can see an officer crawling on the ground, trying to get to safety. he was shot in the leg. some at the meeting, though, were critical of police, saying they were too careless with their shots with so many innocent bystanders in that barbershop. the police chief says he doesn't know which bullets hit who. the district attorney is reviewing the case. reporting live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> that video is something else to watch. amy, thank you. mendocino county authorities pcontinue to investigate the death of two women and their six adopted children whose suv plummeted off of highway 1. authorities say they found no evidence the driver hit the brakes before going over the cliff.
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the suv was found monday. the family appeared to be a happy one, but we're learning that neighbors called child protective services after -- excuse me, after their son complained of being hungry. neighbors say the boy told him their parents withheld food as punishment. a santa cruz correctional officer has been fired on his arrest on suspicion of sexually harassing a female inmate. officers took marco del real into custody on wednesday. the incident took place last july. >> del real's action is an embarrassment to our profession. and it sickens me that this happens or happened in one of our facilities. >> sheriff hart says he's ordered a full review of jail policies and procedures as well as ordered all jail officers to be outfitted with body-worn cameras. the sheriff will also increase the number of surveillance cameras inside of the jail. some new developments after
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two teachers in the tamalpais high school district said they were harassed by their own students at school. the district is planning mandatory sexual harassment training for teachers, staff, and students starting next month. the training consists of 90-minute modules with video instructions and discussion. there are now two mir administrators, one male, one female, who will record and investigate sexual harassment complaints. president trump is threatening to hold up the trade agreement his administration finalized this week with south korea to gain more leverage for talks with north korea. the president made the remark during a speech in ohio yesterday on infrastructure. mr. trump said he wanted to make sure everyone in the trade deal is treated fairly. mr. trump's remarks come as. the two koreas have announced plans to hold bilateral meetings next month. meanwhile, the white house says russia's expulsion of 60 american diplomats was not unanticipated and that the u.s., quote, will deal with it. earlier this week, the u.s. expelled 60 russian diplomats as
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punishment for moscow's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former spy. the white house says the retaliation marks a further deterioration in the u.s./russia relationship. proposed change for jury selection in alameda county could mean longer travel distances for those called to serve. there's contention over the proposed change will increase or degrees diversity. >> reporter: alameda county residents are typically called to serve jury duty once a year. >> it's like, oh, boy, okay. i'm hoping to be local where i serve. >> reporter: now a proposed change could meanth they'll hav to travel farther on some cases. the alameda county court's executive committee is moving to a countywide jury pool for all case types, including misdemeanors and in all locations. the courts already operate on a county-wide jury pool for felony cases. >> the view of the bench is that your jury pool shouldn't depend on what type of case you have. it should be the same for everyone in the county.
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>> reporter: court executive officer chad finky says he believes the move will lead to greater overall participation and people within the county being called to everybody less often, but public defender brendan woods strongly disagrees. >> the court is adding an extra layer of difficulty. >> reporter: wood says he believes the change will create a burden on people in lower socioeconomic classes by asking them to travel farther. >> it is going to make the jury panels mostly people who are afflue affluent, and i hate to say this, but people who are not people of color. >> given the diversity of our county, if every jury pool is a county-wide pool, i think they will be more diverse, not less. >> reporter: a public comment period is open until early may. >> some people may not just show up at all. they may just call in and say they're unavailable, reschedule, and never show up again. >> reporter: if the proposed change is accepted, it will go into effect july 1st. in alameda county, melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. all right, it's 5:07.
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never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. let's start with temperatures. a wide range on the peninsula, from 48 in menlo park and low to mid-50s from redwood city to san bruno. 60 in daily city. 45 in half moon bay right now. but pacifica, about 50 degrees. over on the east bay shore, low to mid-50s from oakland, 52, fremont at 54. 47 in palo alto. 10 degrees warmer in san jose at 57. some 40s inland, san ramon and livermore, 49 and 48. santa rosa, about 48 right now. here's a look at the bay bridge. it is dry, it is fog free, and it is good if you're taking -- if you're commuting today. maybe a little stuffy in some of our mass transits. as far as on the roads today, quiet, no words if you're going to be out on a ferry. here's a look at the north bay over the 12 hours. 49 at 8:00. 10 degrees warmer at 10:00. 12 degrees warmer, 71, at 12:00. and we'll be in the upper 70s from 2:00 to 4:00. 74 at 6:00. heading out this evening, 8:00,
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we're down to 64. in the east bay, 55 at 8:00. look at that, 66 at noon. and then how about some low to mid-70s from about 1:00 all the way through 6:00 if you're heading out this evening, dress for 64 at 8:00. temperatures will drop down with high clouds filtering the stars tonight, in the upper 40s to mid-50s. take a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast and a chance of rain, but not the holiday weekend. i'll show you that, coming up next. here's alexis. >> sounds good, mike. and i want to head back to walnut creek, where this is the only trouble spot we've had so far this morning. the southbound side of traffic near treat looks great. the northbound side, that's where we've had some trouble. we've had a crash that was blocking the left lane and the right shoulder for some time. emergency crews have cleared, although they're saying a chunk of that concrete barrier in the middle of the northbound and southbound lanes has some damage to it. so caltrans may have to come out and take a look at it. but for now, all lanes are back open. it is friday light, it is holiday light. check this out. one of our only slowest spots, westbound 580 approaching altamont pass down to about 30
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miles an hour. that is it, though. if you're heading out right now, you should have a smooth commute. we'll check on some very light drive times, next. >> alexis, thanks. san francisco is bidding to host the democratic national convention in 2020. "the examiner" reports mark farrell sent a letter saying he wants san francisco to be considered as host city. he said it would send a strong message to president trump. the last time the dnc was held here was 1984. happening today, the warriors will unveil a refurnish ished gymnasium and basketball court at the community center in san francisco. this is video of a previous court restored by the team. the community center court will b renamed edwin m. lee court in honor of the late mayor of san francisco who passed away in december. mayor lee and his wife got married at the chinatown community center in 1980. he was a lifetime supporter of the salvation army, as well. the dedication ceremony begins at 2:30 this afternoon. new homes at alameda point
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may be built and opened within the next three years. the developer told our media partner the east bay times that the groundbreaking will happen nxt month. . the entire project will include 800 housing units, eight acres of parks, and 600,000 square feet of retail space. it's expected to be completed in about 15 years. the first phase of the project includes 130 affordable housin units. well, plans for the first hotel in mission bay are a step closer to becoming a reality. san francisco mayor mark farrell and other city leaders broke ground on the project yesterday. the marriott soma mission bay hotel will have 17 stories, 250 rooms, conference spaces, also a rooftop lounge. developers say rooms will feature views of at&t park, twin peaks, and the bay. it's being built on channel street, right across the third street bridge from at&t and just about half a mile away from the warriors' new arena under construction. the hotel expected to open in 2020. apple addressing the iphone slowdown. there's a new setting available to iphone 6 and 7 users. space junk hurling back to earth.
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of course, we'll keep you updated on that as we head through next week. now a live desk update from abc 7 mornings. >> tennessee authorities say this morning that police have shot and killed a man accused of killing an off-duty police officer in kentucky. and this is making national news. 34-year-old james decoursy was known to kentucky police and officers still do not know why he posed as a policeman and then pulled over officer phillip meacham, who was an off-duty officer, driving his own vehicle, nor why decoursy opened fire. kentucky police are exploring the possibility that meacham may have arrested decoursy at one earlier time. now, meacham worked for that department 13 years as a deputy. he leaves behind a wife and two children. very sad. back to you. >> jessica, thank you. new developments in an amber alert case that made headlines last year. a former teacher who ran off with a 15-year-old student is
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changing his plea now to guilty. you may remember 51-year-old tad coupummins from tennessee. he was found with a student from california in april after a 39-day manhunt. cummings is accused of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual conduct. he initially filed not guilty, but now he wants to make the change. a search is underway for a man who designed a waterslide who killed a boy in kansas. >> abc's diane ma sato has the details. >> the u.s. marshal service is on the hunt for john shuly, the designer of a water slide that prosecutors say killed a boy and injured 13 others. on march 21st, shuly, along with the verruckt water slide's owner was indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the 2016 death of 10-year-old caleb schwab. now sources tell abc news it's believed that schooly has fled the country and possibly the
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continent. schooley was the lead designer of the ride, but has no engineering credentials relevant to amusement ride design or safety. >> they wanted it to be scary, but is it dangerous? >> when we were testing it, we were definitely in harm's way. >> reporter: and coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll have more on the investigation. the liberal face of the u.s. ninth circuit court of appeals has passed away. judge steven reinhart was known as the liberal lion of the court. a court spokesman announced he died yesterday during a medical appointment in l.a. the 87-year-old judge was appointed by former president carter. he's best known for writing the ruling that overturned california's ban on same-sex marriage. a chinese space station that's expected to fall to earth on easter sunday highlights a growing concern over space junk. it's estimated that there's 29,000 pieces of the junk today. lockheed martin has just completed a radar station in the marshal islands called space fence, which is capable of tracking thousands of objects at a time. >> when the new objects are
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detected, we'll determine if they are new to the catalog or if they trace back to one of the objects that was originally in orbit and perhaps broke up or maneuvered or changed its orbit. >> optical telescopes are also tracking space junk. lockheed martin's space object tracking facility in the santa cruz mountains looks for potential threats to operating satellites by determining if an object is debris and if it's on a wild track. a vivid history of mexican american culture is alive and well in a new san francisco exhibit after nearly being lost forever. the exhibit called morales rebeldes features murals that played an important right in the movement in the '60s and '70s. some murals were painted over by city governments at the time and needed to be restored. the exhibit opens on april 7th at the california historical society on mission street. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast and meteorologist mike nicco has a
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good lo good-looking holiday weekend. >> i really think so. it's not going to be quite as warm today, but still very comfortable to be outside. let's take a look. hi, everybody. here's a look at san jose. 87 near mineta san jose international airport. temperatures are running in the upper 50s right now. partly cloudy today. our last chance for record highs. slow cooling. we'll get back to average by wednesday. and a chance of rain thursday and friday. here's a look at our area of high pressure. it's being shoved to the east. look at all of the clear conditions as you head towards the four corners region. that's why we'll have more high clouds. but it's here just along enough to bring us low to mid-80s in the south bay. with that 83 in san jose tieing a record high. a little bit cooler as you get up towards millbrae and sfo and hillsborough, about 75 degrees. upper 60s to near 70 along the peninsula coast today, with mid- to upper 70s in downtown, in south san francisco and sausalito. a great day to head up to the north bay, wine country.
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upper 70s to mid-80s and along the east bay shore, we'll have 74 to about 80 degrees, 80 being the exception. that's fremont. and maybe you want to head into livermore. wine country there, 84 degrees today. places like walnut creek and antioch, same thing. going for 2-0 start. as and angels tonight, 7:05, first pitch. 74, dropping down to 65. all right, my accuweather seven-day forecast, the offshore breeze that brings us warm weather today reverses and look how much cooler it gets at the coast tomorrow and through the week. we'll be in the low to mid-70s for easter, a little breezy, and temperatures back to 60 to 70 wednesday and a 1 on our storm impact scale for next . we'll talk more about that coming up, here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. so far, so good here for the friday morning commute. we have had a few trouble spots come and go, but we are in the clearing stages for one of nose in the east bay. westbound 580 off-ramp to eastbound 24 is pack open now, following a solo vehicle crash. that person was transported with some injuries. but all lanes are back open at this point. very light volumes if you're coming in from the north bay. we've got a whopping one vehicle
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head, southbound on golden gate bridge right now, approaching the toll plaza. and our drive times are looking great, too. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, you're in the green at 17 minutes. neithering lig ing -- no metering lights yet for the bay bridge commute. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo, i'm sure it's going to be busy with spring break at the airport, but only going to take you ten minutes to get there. >> thanks, alexis. iphone users can now decide if they want to turn off apple's default setting that slows down to preserve the battery life. yesterday, apple released its newest ios version for iphones and ipads. the new battery health settings are only offered for the iphone 6 and 7. apple came under fire after it was revealed the company had been slowing the performance of iphones with older batteries. tesla recalling 130,000 model-s vehicles for power steering issue. the company sent an e-mail to customers saying the issue affects cars built before april 2016. the model-s is the only model
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affected. tesla found excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts, mostly in areas with colder climates where road salt is used. it is the largest single recall in the company's history. san francisco-based gap has announced it will open a new ecommerce fulfillment center in fresno, adding 500 new jobs to the region over the next few years. fresno mayor lee brand says it's a boost for the city. >> we're going to invest roughly $80 million in commitment, fixtures, and improvements. they're projecting $250 million in sales, just the first year alone. so we're going to get a piece of the sales tax, property tax. >> the company trying to beef up its ecommerce capabilities as consumers are shifting online. coming up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> you'll definitely want to take a selfie at a new museum opening next month. >> mike and alexis
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here are stephen things you need to know today. number one, new police body camera video shows the chaos during a deadly officer-involved shooting at a san francisco barbershop last week. people who were caught in that cross fire are criticizing police actions. the family of the suspect who ended up dying from gunfire says that they are standing by the officer's actions. number two, the marin's ig reports that teachers and students will get mandatory sexual harassment training after two teachers say they were harassed by their students. number three from our live desk, loud noises were heard coming from the chevron refinery in richmond overnight. chevron says no need to worry or shelter in place. they say the noises many residents heard were, quote, a result of steam pressure relief. and number four, we'll make a run at record high temperatures again today, but notice over the weekend, it will be a little bit cooler, but still above average and very comfortable through the holiday. number five, president trump saying that he may hold up a trade deal with south korea. the reason?
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he wants to have more leverage with north korea saying that he wants everybody to be treated fairly. and number six, it is friday light, it is holiday light, however you want to say it. there are not many folks heading to work or school today. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights yet and we are looking at light volumes all across the bay area. number seven, you may see some long lines at the corner store. tonight's mega millions jackpot stands at $502 million, the tenth largest in u.s. history. the numbers will be drawn at 8:00 p.m. and hang on to your phones. the museum of selfies officials opens this weekend in southern california. >> yay. >> yeah. >> that's right, the whole place is devoted to the art of posing for yourself. oh, my. you're going to find the world's longest selfie stick, which is about 90 feet, along with some interactive backdrops. the museum's creator says the goal is to educate visitors about the history of the selfie. >> we have a depiction of sort of what van gogh's selfie might
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look like now if he had modern technology. but, yes, he definitely helped make it more popular. >> van gogh does not appreciate being maligned that way. >> oh, my gosh, get out of here! if you want to take a selfie, there are plenty of props lying around, along with some colorful and cheeky backdrops. i'm going to have to look up how much -- oh, do you know what? this is costing $25? >> no, no, no. everyone knows the most important thing about a great selfie is good lighting and it looks like none of those locals have good lighting in that museum. >> also, taking backgrounds and props, that's just called the world, right? like, you can go in front of like a green-painted wall for free. >> right over there. >> this is my tip to you. coming back with another 90 minutes of news, including the announcement from president trump that took u.s. military leaders by surprise. also, pot summit. the move to ease tensions between the white house and california over cannabis.
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coming up on 5:30. good morning to you on this friday, march 30th. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather mike nicco is here and people have been really enjoying the weather this week. >> i like to go out in this kind of weather and soak in all the compliments. >> ha-ha. >> kidding. hopefully everybody has been. it's been a nice run. and it continues today. here's a look at live doppler 7. it's bone dry out there. we have a mixture of stars and a few clouds this morning. we'll call it partly cloudy by the time we get to 7:00. temperature, 49 to 56. my accuweather 12-hour day planner, already above average even with a dimmer sunshine at noon. 64 at the coast. 72 to 73, bay and inland. 67 at the coast. that's where we'll see the biggest cooling today. the rest of us near 80 at 4:00.
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and 60 at the coast at 7:00 but 70 to 74 at 7:00. let's keep the good news rolling. >> we do not have too much happening on the roads so far today, mike. here's a look at walnut creek, southbound 680, very light volume as you approach highway 24. the northbound side of traffic here, we did have a crash around treat boulevard. you can still see one vehicle off on the left shoulder. it seems like we had some damage done to that center divide. so caltrans crews will have to come check that out. southbound 680, southbound 4 to walnut creek, just six minutes. another 8 on westbound 4. and even the central valley looking good today. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, under half an hour, just 28 minutes. several sick passengers aboard a plane headed to san jose triggered a massive emergency response. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller live at mineta san jose airport with what happened there. matt? >> good morning, natasha and reggie. you've probably felt turbulence on a flight before, but have you ever felt anything like this?
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>> it felt like you were on a little roller coaster for most of the flight. just up and down constantly. >> reporter: oh, boy, that's how one passenger described the delta flight from minneapolis last night. the hours of turbulence started a chain reaction of illness. the san jose fire department said two passengers vomited followed by five more. >> at one point, i mean, it was so -- she was kneeling down in an aisle and i found a bag and gave it to her. >> low-level oscillation just kind of back and forth the whole time. we got stuck in a sway and never really left it. >> reporter: the plane landed just before 7:30 last night. emergency crews were waiting. those who had been sick were told to stay in their seat while everyone else got off the plane. the fire department said ultimately, no one was taken to the hospital. reporting live at the san jose airport, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> sounds like a rough ride. matt, thank you. in the east bay, a dive team helped pull a submered car from a pond in fremont.
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witnesses say they saw one person in the car when it plummeted into a car behind rancho arroyo park. this happened just before 7:00 last night. a witness saw a man swim away. police say he was the only person in the car. officials say he was driving recklessly just before that crash. more than a dozen people may need a new place to stay this morning after a fire at a san mateo apartment complex. it broke out on north delaware near state street around 10:00 last night. firefighters contained the fire to one of the units at the four-story apartment complex but unfortunately there is smoke and heat damage throughout the building. the fire chief says up to 20 people could end up being displaced. no one was hurt. developing news out of richmond where loud noises coming from the chevron refinery caused concerns overnight. one caller told us she heard 15 to 20 loud booms just after 11:00 p.m. and was seeing to flames flaring. they usually just have one flame. city leaders have assured people that things are fine.
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5:33 now. happening today, a driver accused of mowing down five pedestrians before leaving the scene is scheduled to be arraigned. 33-year-old mark dennis is being charged with one count of murder, four counts of attempted murder, and assault with a deadly weapon. it happened wednesday in san francisco's dog patch neighborhood at 24th street and illinois. police say dennis got into a physical altercation with the five victims before driving on to the sidewalk and plowing into them. one of the men, 43-year-old alisio lopez later died at the hospital. police were able to quickly find dennis and arrest him. b.a.r.t. police are defending a move to make an officer involved in a deadly shooting eligible for a possible promotion. on monday, b.a.r.t. police say that officer joseph mateu could begin a training course to become a field training officer. mateu shot and killed tindle while responding to gunfire in oakland. t tindle's family says they are stunned that he would be
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considered for a promotion given that an investigation is still ongoing. former raider and 49er aldon smith has until next thursday to appear in court or face arrest on a domestic violence case. smith failed to appear yesterday for arraignment over a march 3rd incident in san francisco. heaps accused of beating his girlfriend and biting her on the wrists. the judge put a bench warrant on hold after his lawyer said his client hadn't missed ed court d before. two coalition soldiers were killed and five were hurt in a roadside bombings in syria. we don't know if any of the victims are americans. >> this came after president trump made a surprise announcement that u.s. troops would be leaving the country. this comes just hours after the pentagon highlighted the need for u.s. troops to remain there for the immediate future. >> we're knocking the hell out of isis. we'll be coming out of syria like very soon. let the other people take care of it now. very soon. very soon, we're coming out. >> the u.s.-led coalition has made significant progress against isis, but the group has not been destroyed.
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approximately 2,000 u.s. troops are in syria, working alongside syrian and democratic forces. all right, never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. temperatures just a couple of degrees warmer than they were yesterday. we're still in the upper 40s in lafayette, san ramon, dublin, pleasanton, and livermore. and from danville out to brentwood, low to mid-70s. in pittsburgh, 58 degrees right now, the warm spot. how about around the bay? 52 in oakland, but mid- to upper 50s from san francisco, hayward, san carlos, all the way down to san jose. up in the hills, los gatos, 64. novato, 50. napa, santa rosa, 45, and vallejo, about 46. santa cruz, probably a popular place this weekend. our beaches will be at the warmest they're going to be the holiday weekend today. they'll get significantly cooler starting tomorrow and sunday. light breezes if you're going to be out on the bay. and if you're out and about, time to break out the spring fashion if you haven't already. san francisco, 56 at 7:00. noon, 66. 4:00, comfortable, 74.
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and at 7:00, a delightful 66 degrees. some high temperatures, we've got microclimates from 69 in engelside and plmarina to 76 downtown. peninsula, 53 at 7:00. 72 at noon, 77 at 4:00, a nice 71 at 7:00. 80 in redwood city will be the warm spot. daly city and pacifica, 69, the cool spots. here's my accuweather forecast for tonight. and we're going to feel upper 40s to mid-50s once again, with partly cloudy conditions. so another nice night. all right, so, if you've got big plans for the weekend? first one with the bambino. >> oh, easter weekend. oh, i was going to say the michigan game tomorrow. >> that, too. >> we'll both be glued to the tv watching basketball tomorrow. >> i care about the basketball tournament this weekend. both of us. >> one day at a time. >> exactly. but, yeah, we should have fun on sunday, too. and of course we've got a great forecast for that this weekend, too. so we are looking at some
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holiday light volumes today with the good friday holiday. and we're typically lighter on fridays, anyway. i don't know where all of these folks work that they only have to work four days, but it seems like every friday, we have some lighter traffic. right now we're looking at just a little bit of a slowdown westbound 205 to 580, down to 29 miles an hour as you approach altamont pass. much, much better than yesterday where we had the pothole repair and a crash that took a while to clear in livermore, too. today, we are looking at no metering lights, still, 5:37 in the morning for th bay bridge toll plaza. that is much later than normal. we'll see, maybe they won't even have to turn those on today. and mass transit looking great, too. ace 1 and 3 out on time this morning. b.a.r.t., 48 trains and service fwhob del no delays. next traffic update coming up around 5:50. >> thank you, alexis. leaders in california and other marijuana-friendly states want to have a cannabis summit with attorney jeff sessions. the aim is to try to resolve the contact between the state and the federal laws over the drug. marijuana is illegal at the federal level, but 29 states
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have legalized it in some form. happening today, many officers will be pooling their money for a different sort of march madness, with the tenth largest lottery prize in u.s. history up for grabs. tonight's mega millions jackpot etimated at $502 million. no one has matched audll six numbers for 23 straight drawings. it's not easy, the odds of winning, one in 103 million. you can download the abc news app to get a push alert about the numbers as soon as they're drawn. coffee sold in california will soon include a cancer warning. so how worried should you really be? >> join 7 on your side's michael finney today in san jose. he'll be answering your consumer questions and your tax questions. the 7 on your side team will have tack expex experts on site in san jose. coming up on 5:34, if you get day in gear. here's a live
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all right. here's a look at the satellite and radar. and you can see, we do have increasing clouds, but no rain. not in this forecast. we do have 96 degrees today in palm springs. mid- to upper 70s with afternoon clouds in san diego and los angeles. upper 70s to low 80s through the central valley until you get to fresno at 84. heading to monterrey, 72 today.
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yosemite, 67. tahoe, 59 with high clouds and sunshine. same thing tomorrow, about 60 with even dimmer sunshine for easter sunday and then rain develops thursday. so if you want to get on some of that good powder, get up there and ski now. >> thanks, mike. new rules the trump administration is ready to roll out could affect everything from your gas mileage to the air you breathe. the administration is set to abandon tough greenhouse gas emission and fuel standards established under president obama. the epa plans to replace them with weaker standards it will unveil soon. among other things, the plan would be a blow to california's aim to boost fuel economy to 55 miles an hour by 2025. in sacramento, protesters took to the streets again, calling for police to be held accountable for the shooting and killing of an unarmed african-american man. yesterday, funeral services were held for stephon clark. the reverend al sharpton joined his family for the funeral. he delivered a jeweeulogy while standing beside clark's older
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brother. >> we came for >> the union representing the police officers called the shooting justified. they claim clark took a, quote, shooting stance when officers confronted him. three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed by victims of the montecito mud slides. they're suing utility company southern california edison. the civil lawsuits allege that the company's failure to maintain electrical facilities caused the thomas fire to break out in december and that fire in turn created the conditions for the deadly mud slides in january. southern california edison won't comment on the lawsuits until the investigation into what caused the thomas fire is complete. well, cancer warning signs will soon be going up in coffee shops near you. a los angeles judge has ruled that coffee products sold in california must carry cancer warning labels, because a chemical compound produced in the roasting process may be a carcinog
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carcinogen. a nonprofit group has sued coffee roasters. distributors and retailers under a state law that require s warnings on chemicals that cause cancer. the coffee makers say they should be exempt because the chemical, acrylamide, results naturally from the roasting process, it gives coffee its color and flavor. >> you can tell me whatever i want, i'm still going to drink coffee. >> i just need another cup. >> you ladies make strong choices. you're never more than seven minute away from your accuweather seven-day forecast. >> so you think twice about grilling meat this weekend, that's giving you cancer, too. >> everything is bad, mike. except for the weather. >> wait a minute, sunshine! cancer. no. anyway, here's a look at santa cruz. it's going to be a gorgeous weekend, or at least to start, but then gets cooler progressively as we head throughout the weekend. there as the winds kick up and the clouds return. here's a look at sutro tower. you can see how clear it is this morning. partly cloudy, flirting with weather records highs.
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clouds linger, seasonally cool, and tapering temperatures and the chance of rain late next week. now, if you're traveling to the east coast, you can see the wall of water there and also some lake-effect snows in ohio and also new york. so, make sure you call ahead in case there's delays. 80 to 85 degrees. just warm down in the south bay today. how about on the peninsula? 75 at millbrae to about 80 in our hot spots. redwood city, palo alto, mountain view. upper 60s to near 70 along the peninsula coast. we'll have 76 in downtown, but some neighborhoods in san francisco could hit the upper 70s. 79 to about 84 degrees through the north bay valleys. along the east bay shore, mid-70s to upper 70s, for the most part. fremont's about 80. and you can see our inland neighborhoods, low to mid-80s once again. if you liked yesterday afternoon, you'll like this afternoon. a slight cooling trend tomorrow, about -- except for the coast, where it's significant. about 4 to 6 degrees cooler. cooler sunday, but nothing to worry about, other than some breezes. and then you see a
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one on the storm impact scale. >> not too much happening in the traffic center today. we are looking at mostly green on our traffic maps. and that, of course, is a good thing. i do want to head into the bay bridge. we're seeing a little bit of slowing there around treasure island, trying to get to the bottom of that. chp does not have any incidents reported. i did check in with our partners at waze and there may be a disabled vehicle on one of the off-ramps to san francisco. i am working to confirm that. in the meantime, we are still looking pretty good with our drive times. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, just 17, another 9 across the bridge, on southbound 101 san francisco to the airport, you're in the green at 9 minutes. a quick check of the south bay, you've been very quiet so far this morning. 101 and 880, just starting to fill in a tiny bit, but not many folks are rk wworking today. >> thanks, alexis. "the new york times reporting that at least five companies will no longer advertise on the show of fox news host laura ingraham. the move comes after ingraham criticized parkland survivor, david hogg, for in her words, whining about not being accepted
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to four colleges. hogg responded by tweeting a list of a dozen advertisers and encouraged followers to call them and ask them to drop ingraham. ingraham has since apologized saying that she did so in the spirit of holy week. a stanford grad student is part of a team looking at the sound that's made -- i'm not going to go it again, don't worry -- when you crack your knuckles. >> you don't even have to do it. we'll play it for you all morning. researchers say they've confirmed that cracking sound is from bubbles collapsing in fluid around the joint as the pressure changes. okay. researchers say if there is a large space between the knuckles, the pressure isn't loud enough to trigger a pop and that's why some people cannot crack their knuckles, like me. i cannot do it, but i've heard you do it. >> that's because you're lovely and wonderful and i'm disgusting. new at 6:00, if you missed out on tickets to sonoma's new music festival, you'll have another chance very soon. but first, an oakland rapper who gets to his airport without
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his i.d. the unusual way g-easy proved his identity to security. plus, if you love to gaze at clouds, why not snap a picture? you'll be helping nasa
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record high, livermore, 84 degrees. that's one degree better. san jose, you'll tie at 83. sfo, 2 degrees at 76. and oakland and san francisco, you'll fall about 6 degrees short. well, the woman who's been caught sneaking on to planes here in the bay area and across
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the country has been found unfit for trial. a judge in chicago ordered marilyn hartman to a mental health facility yesterday. the 66-year-old was indicted for felony theft after flying from chicago's o'hare airport to london without a ticket. she was released, but arrested again for violating a court order to stay away from the airport. two doctors say she is psychologically ill and needs treatment. former "sex and the city" star cynthia nixon picking up support for her run for governor of new york from two of her cast mates. sarah jessica parker and kristen davis says they are behind nixon's effort to win the gubernatorial nomination from governor andrew cuomo. the 51-year-old nixon is known for being an education activist and close alliance with new york city mayor, bill de blasio. a recent poll shows nixon trailing cuomo, 66 to 19%. this weekend, you have a chance to experience sailing aboard a pair of tall ships as it was done for hundreds of years. the "hawaiian chief tan" and "lady washington" will be offering dock tours and sailing
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adventures this afternoon and this evening. both ships giving children and adults a chance at maritime trade and transportation history from the 17th and 18th centuries. the tall ships depart on sunday for crescent city. calling all you cloud gazers. nasa needs your help looking up at the sky. >> until april 15th, you can participate in the citizen science cloud observation challenge. anyone can upload up to ten photos a day. nasa wants all types of clouds. and these photos will be used to help validate data from their earth-observing satellites. the people who send in the most photos will get congratulated by a nasa scientist. we have more information on how to participate by going to this morning, we're hearing from one of the researchers of a uk berkeley study who says that eating out might not be good for your health. >> we first told you about this study yesterday on abc 7 mornings. post doctoral fellow spent two years studying fall lates and
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your exposure to them when you eat out. >> there are reproductive doc is which can impact hormone action in the body. they are associated with pregnancy complications and infertility and also child developmental outcomes. >> it is not just fast food. the study says that there is risk wherever you go, not because of what's put in the food, but because of what the food comes in. fa phthalates are a family of chemicals often found in the packaging of foods. plastics, wrappers. but there is a solution. changing the packaging that the food comes in would help remove some phthalates from the food supply. >> and it's not just dining out, it's also, like, you go to the grocery store and lots of the stuff is put in plastic. >> sure. it's really tough. alexis, everything is bad. >> i know, seriously. okay, that is the one thing that is not bad this morning, traffic. in fact, we still don't have the bay bridge meter lights on yet. it is feeling like a friday. it is feeling like a holiday. we'll see. boy, we're going to have to throw a big party if they don't
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flip those metering lights on hear this morning. you are just cruising on through on your way into san francisco. drive times look great, too. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, still in the green. still under a half an hour, just 29 minutes. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard, in the green at 14. and northbound 85 between 101 and cupertino, looking good in the south bay as well, just 15 minutes. let's check in with mike nicco now and i know we're looking good this weekend for the easter holiday. >> we really are. already looking forward to see the change in the forecast next week. this thursday evening, you can see some rain breaking out. and overnight into friday morning, it looks like it gets moderate at times. and then by friday evening, it's out of here. let's see how much rain, we wake up thursday morning, could be a slick commute for most of us, and you can see the light rain continuing during the evening and overnight hours, possibly getting a third of an inch in the south bay. half inch around the bay. and up to three quarters of an inch in the north bay. that would be a pretty good storm for april. >> all right, thank you so much, mike.
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you still have a chance to snag tickets to burning man. tickets went on sale on wednesday and were gone in about 30 minutes. there's still some hope. low-income ticket applications will be accepted through april 16th. there are limited deluxe tickets that sell for $1,200 and a last-minute sale that will happen in early august. oakland's fruitvale village has just earned high marks from urban planner s for helping to gentrifying it. researchers from ucla say the 47-housing units and apartment complexes has help the neighborhood keep its largely mexican american culture. they compared it to other neighborhoods looking at factors like income and rent levels, fruitvale scored high for not driving away longtime residents. it seems you don't need your i.d. if you're famous enough. oakland rapper g-easy was traveling through an airport when he misplaced his ifl identification. no problem, just use the magazine you're on the cover of, right? his girlfriend, halsey, tweeted
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this out. gerald lost his i.d. and he's trying to use the cover of "xxl" as part of his additional identification to get through airport security. i'm so annoyed. and the singer responded perfectly, "it worked." >> that's really funny. well, next at 6:00, san francisco police have released a new body camera footage from a deadly officer-involved shooting. you may be surprised by what the suspect's family is now saying about the incident. plus, russia responding this morning about the eye for an eye that's playing out. they're expelling some of our diplomats. i'll have an update, next. and one local school district is making changes after several teachers say students sexually harassed them. it's 5:56 in the morning on this friday. here's a live look outside at san francisco's embarcadero. we're keeping live weather and traffic conditions on your screen throughout the break. we'll be right back. you have to take a first step to take a stand. >> it's the job of everyone here at abc 7 to share your story. >> to tell the truth. >> help you understand the
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8-month... ♪ seresto, seresto, seresto well, hopefully you spent some time outside yesterday, because it sure felt like summertime in the spring. and now we have a very important question. will this warm wave continue into the weekend? >> good morning on this friday, march 30th, never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. i'm feeling the warm vibes, mike. i'm feeling good. >> yeah, it's a little warm in the studio, isn't it? >> well, i'm looking forward to the warmth today. >> absolutely, going to be warm again today, near record-high temperatures. and then we'll slowly let the
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heat out as we head through the weekend. but it will still be very comfortable to be outside. all right, here's a look at what's going on with the winds. and we've got calm conditions out there, to less than 5 miles per hour. all right, so let's talk about what's going on with walnut creek. you can see, we're looking south there. and on 680, looks pretty clear. this is one of the areas that's going to hit like 84 degrees today. so we've got upper 40s to mid-50s at 7:00. by noon, we'll be around 64 at the coast, 67 at 4:00. look at those low to mid-70s around the bay and land to near 80 at 4:00. back into the 70s. enjoy a great weekend. if nobody's going to work, alexis, how can they leave work early to enjoy this weather? >> i guess they're just not going to have to. they can enjoy it all day long,


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