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four engine companies and two battalions fought the flames. if you're just waking up, let's get the update on wegder and traffic. we start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> let's take a look at what's going on. there's the exploratorium camera at 4:15. check tout cloud deck. there's definitely some holes. that will allow for the sunshine to begin the warming trend. temperatures just a little cooler this morning because of the lack of clouds. temperatures in the low to upper 50s. as we get towards noon, 50s at the coast, low to mid 70s around the rest of the neighborhood. a comfortable evening, upper 60s to mid 70s. here is sue again. >> we want to take you to the bay bridge toll plaza. what i want you to focus on, not so much the traffic here because it's pretty light. take a look at the breezes that are out there. those flags blowing and we do have a high wind advisory for the bay bridge. grab on a little extra tighter this morning if you're headed
out there. we have road work. typical slowing coming out of the central valley. we had road work there that's been picked up. now still out there northbound 880, the washington off-ramp remains closed as do several lanes of traffic. >> now to the crisis at the border. president trump is doubling down on his hard line rhetoric. >> this morning the question remains what has happened to the children already taken from their parents. abc's stephanie ramos joins us with more details. >> after weeks of debate, the president signed that executive order he says will keep immigrant families together. he en sifts he will still be, quote, tough on immigration. with a quick signature, president trump did what he said he could not do.
>> we're signing an executive order, keeping families together. >> reporter: this comes 75 days after more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents. overnight trump defending his dix to suspend the policy during a campaign rally in minnesota, but also said when it comes to undocumented immigrants. >> we're sending them the hell back. >> some trump supporters agree with the president's separation policy. >> did those images of children bother you? >> no. we're paying $700 per day per child. if a person goes to prison or jail, they're separated from their children. >> reporter: for immigrant families going forward, zero tolerance remains in place.
now kids will likely go to dod or i.c.e. facilities with their parents. the order does not over vied the federal court settlement known as the plor ris agreement that says migrant children cannot be jailed for more than 20 days. the president is expected to instruct the department to not follow the law while the white house challenges it in court in order to keep families together while the parent is in custody. health and human services say they are, quote, awaiting further guidance on how to implement the executive order. the families that had been separated, the 2,300 kids will not be immediately reunited. live from washington, stephanie ramos, abc 7 news. the facebook campaign to help reunite undocumented immigrant parents separated from their children has now raised almost $16 million. three of facebook's earlier employees started that company on sunday.
for information about the immigration debate, you can go to our website, abc7news.com. a non-partisan survey concludes that voter influence in the midterm election is at an all-time high because it's viewed as a referendum on president trump. the survey shows 60% now view their midterm vote as a referendum on the president. of that amount, 34% are against the president. 26% support him. the findings make mr. trump a bigger factor in the midterm than any president since ronald reagan's first term. new details this morning in the transition of power that will take place at san francisco's city hall. the chronicle reports that london breed will step down as president of the board of supervisors next week and begin her move to the mayor's office. her inauguration is july 11th. the board will select a new president. the arrest of joseph deangelo in the golden state
killer case is reviving the attempt to find a suspect nicknamed the doodle renchts. cnn evident mates it may have killed as many as 14 men from 1974 to 1975. police officer planned to release a sketch of what he might look like now. if he's still alive, the suspect would be in his early 60s. sky 7 flew over the refinery at point richmond. chevonne says there was a, quote, upset at a processing unit. that resulted in flaring that lasted for about two hours. no shelter in place was issued. but a level one alert was issued which chevron says is standard. a 6-week-old puppy stolen out of a san jose warehouse is back with its owner this
morning. police received a tip that led them to nyla. authorities found nyla in the central valley town of series. the suspect told police he had given the stolen puppy to his girlfriend as a gift. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. i'll leave that one alone. how about mid 50s to upper 50s throughout our inland east bay neighborhoods. this is as cool as it's going to be in the next couple of mornings. so enjoy that refreshing crisp air when you step outside this morning. low to mid 50s san francisco, vallejo, all the way down to san jose. look at los gatos, up in the hills, 63. gives you an idea that the warm air is moving in. 49 in pacifica and 48 in novato and santa rosa. san jose kind of quiet this morning, very light, not as choppy, mass transit cool to
warm once again from the morning to the afternoon hours. san francisco we're going to crash the 60s in more neighborhoods because of the faster sunshine. total sunshine by noon. as we head towards the north bay, 57 in the morning, 77 at noon. look at those low to mid 80s throughout the afternoon into the early evening hours. one last stop will be back to san jose where we'll be at 59 this morning, 76 at noon and low 80s as we head into the afternoon hours and a comfortable 72 at 8:00 nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. >> how about traffic this morning? good news? >> just some slowing. no major accidents right now which is great news. we do have, as you can see out of tracy, central valley, usual commuters. road work in most of the overnight hours. that's been picked up. it sure looked like a morning commute even at 3:30 in the morning this morning. here we go in full swing. no problems once you get over
the altamont in towards the livermore area. we have road work on 880 through oakland and san leandro near high street as you make your way northbound. some slowing in that area. we do have once again speeds of about 20 to 30 miles an hour coming from 205 merging on to 580 westbound. thieves swiped more than $100,000 worth of equipment from little leaguers in the east bay. the community refuses to let the bad guys win. the oakland zoo wants to be more than just the best zoo in the bay area. get a look at an expansion making it world class. making it world class. a big change coming
kind of an up anddown forecast for pride this weekend, from 70 tomorrow to 80 saturday. the key for 80, it could be in the low 80s on the bay side. on the coast side, it could be in the mid 60s. there's going to be quite a spread across the city. sunday, 68 degrees. in fact, let's take a look at the pride parade where i think at times it will get out to about 70 from noon to 3:00 before the breezes drop us into the mid 60s by 3:00. 110 in palm springs. still in the 70s around san diego and l.a. today. for my tahoe forecast, low to
mid 80s with total sunshine just about every day. brand new this morning, the white house set to pro potion the merging of the education and labor departments into one federal agency. why would they propose this? it's to cut down on bureaucracy. the trump administration says this will allow them to merge overlapping offices and programs within those two departments. in this plan they are planning to make changes to the office that's responsible for employee background checks, retirement claims, benefits and workforce policy, but this is not necessarily a new concept. republicans have long expressed an interest in eliminating the education department. this morning the president of the oakland a's says the team will match donations of up to $5,000 to replace baseball equipment that was stolen from lick i can henderson field. on monday morning thieves stole
thousands of dollars of soccer and baseball fields from storage sheds at the field and also managed to steal this truck and wood chipper worth about $100,000 and damaged the baseball field by driving onto it. it. players work hard to maintain it it. >> a gofundme page has been established to help. head to abc7news.com. an lawmakers have advanced a bill by oakley as samebly man rob bon that to speed up the environmental review process. in addition, the bill would prohibit a judge from halting construction unless there's an imminent life or safety risk. the measure applies to both sites being considered, howard
terminal. cannabis is coming to the course list at city college san francisco. it will offer workshops that will teach students about the history of the plant. it will cover the health care, screens and politics of cannabis. the first workshop next month, the second next august. people can register for the cannabis course online. it took three years, million but a new exhibit at the oakland zoo will be open in a few weeks. >> abc's aaron thomas got a preview. >> reporter: some of the animals are still en route to the oakland zoo like the bald eagles. others are making their presence felt. >> that's what a grizzly bear sounds like. >> reporter: and this is what they look like. the exhibit has four 1-year-old grizzlies. teenagers, big teenagers. >> these grizzly bears are 280 pounds. as males they'll get to be 1,000
pounds. >> reporter: down the way, a small group of black bears. their fur may be brown, but they are black bears. staying with four-legged animals, a couple that are have shy. >> we have two north american gray wolf. >> reporter: the zoo hopes the wolves will breed next spring. they're slowly coming back. >> the prey is still here, they're following the deer, rabbits, other species coming in. >> reporter: every animal on the california was either chased out by development or faced extinction. these huge california condors are an example. >> they're so big, they're like a mammal. they are a bird but they share a lot with apex mammals, mountain lions, wolves, bears. it's pretty cool. >> this group of mountain lions were found young and sickly.
the zoo says many of these animals are orphans and would have to be put down. they'll be used to show how diverse california's ecosystem used to be and may bp again. at the oakland soar, aaron thomas, abc 7 news. >> i've been excited to see that because they have that gondola system up there which is supposed to be really cool. >> several fund-raisers that are fun. you go up there and get to eat from oakland restaurants or east bay restaurants. it's a neat place. i hope more people go out and see it. >> what are the animals going to do to stye cool? you and i can find shelter, go to the movies, go shopping in the air conditioning. from our roof cam this morning, you can see the ferry building, the flags not quite as unfurled as they have been the last couple days. faster sunshine and the warming trend begins today. nothing obnoxious yet.
that's tomorrow and saturday. in between we'll see more stars at night and they'll still be comfortable in the 50s and 60s. here is the breakdown for san francisco, 50s and 60s over the next 12 hours starting at 7:00. 60 in the sunset to 69 in bayshore to about 67 in san francisco. our highs today for the east bay, 50s, 60s and 70s. warmer temperatures here with low to mid 70s in most neighborhoods. orinda, as you head into the east bay hills, 77, a little warmer than everybody else. for the peninsula we'll see faster sunshine that will push us to 80 in redwood city, low to mid 60s daly city all the way down to half moon bay. go to the south bay today and we'll crack 80 around san jose. comfortable upper 70s for the north bay, especially places like novato and petaluma in the upper 60s. 78 in sonoma.
our inland neighborhoods, it's going to get a little toasty this afternoon as we jump into the mid 80s to low 90s. you can see the hottest weather friday and especially saturday. sea breeze kicks in sunday and temperatures are back to normal by monday, tuesday and wednesday of next week. have a good one. here is sue. >> checking out your drive from novato in through san rafael. this is the north portion through terra linda past the civic center. those taillights headed in the southbound direction of 101. about a 20-minute ride into san francisco from novato. slowing out of the central valley for our early morning commuters. t checking on drive times right now from highway 4, the corridor, 80 wbz all the way to the bay bridge just under 25 minutes, so that's pretty good. san francisco to sfo less than ten minutes.
there you go. >> thank you, sue. instagram is taking on youtube with a new app. apple teaming up with the people behind sesame street. >> in today's tech bites, instagram's ig tv goes live today. >> the stand dash alone app allows users to upload videos as long as an hour. it sent facebook's sto soaring. the nation's largest movie chain is taking aim at movie pass. >> amc rolling out its own subscription service. members will be able to see three movies per week for $20 in any amc theater including i max. apple is teaming up with sesame street. >> signed a deal to create children's programming for apple's new streaming service. but sesame street isn't actually part of the agreement. it only covers series featuring live action animation and puppets. >> hopefully they'll have slow
first pitch 7:15, 62 degrees and a breezy 57 by 10:15. maybe stuff a hoodie in there. you'll need it. >> thanks, mike. there's new video of one of the kilauea volcano's largest fissures. drone video captured the lava bursting from the opening yesterday. geologists say lava is flowing out at a higher rate. there's been enough molten rock to fill 58,000 olympic size pools. no sign it's slowing down. hawaii's civil defense says the lava has destroyed 577 buildings. almost 900 people reached out to the fire department to get help. a new fallout over the deadly berkeley balcony collapse. the collapse in 2015 killed six people and hurt seven who are. inspectors determined that water rot damaged and weakened the structure. the bill heads to an assembly
committee. if it becomes law, balconies would have to be inspected at least once every six years. the annual project involving public works crews moving sand from the east side of the great highway back towards the ocean. the work is scheduled to begin tomorrow and will last for eight work days. tesla tweeted a video of its electric semi crossing the golden gate bridge. the truck was unveiled last november. it has four motors and can haul more than car go. it can go from 0 to 60 in 20 seconds with 80,000 pounds of cargo. here is what's going on. congratulations to tesla for that milestone. a look at pleasanton, the alameda county fair at 11:00 at 70 degrees. warming to 84. not too hot. 76 at 7:00 and dropping down to
sweatshirt weather by 11:00, 62 degrees. nascar, the first few days obnoxiously hot in the mid 90s. not a ton of shade out there. by the time we get to the big race on sunday, the heat eases, the breeze kicks in and temperatures drop from the mid 90s to the upper 70s. looks like it's going to be a great ending to what could be a very fun weekend. let's talk about driving at normal speeds this morning. here is sue. >> we would hope so. we are looking at pretty good traffic wooits flowing on the eastshore freeway headed to westbound golden gate fields. a solid stream of headlights. everybody seems to be behaving nicely. checking in with the bay bridge toll plaza, just a minor backup for the cash paying folks. f.a.s.t. fastrakers getting right on through. drive times from hercules to the bay bridge toll plaza, not bad, 26 minutes. add a couple minutes more to get into san francisco. the number of adults who are
smoking tobacco hit an all-time low. the centers for disease control says 14% of people surveyed said they were smokers last year. that translates to about 30 million people in the u.s. men are more likely to light up than women. latinos are the least likely to be smokers. there's one important note, though, the cdc's numbers do not include people who use e-cigarettes. gatorade is going sugarless. gatorade zero hits storrs this week. it contains no sugar, no carbs. they're the leader in the $8 billion sports drink industry, cornering about 75% of the market. here is a way to keep kids busy and teach them about philanthropy. >> the san francisco marin food bank is urging kids to set up lemonade stands and donating proceeds to the food bank. you can go to the
sfmfoodbank.org website. the campaign is set up so kids can take charge. >> it takes your parent's permission, some scissors, half a dozen lemons and the willingness to jump in and have a good time. >> a great family. julie's family raised $200, representing about $1,000 worth of meals for the food bank. the new aggressive step b.a.r.t. is taking to clean up its stations. a eaglet that fell from its a eaglet that fell from its nest
. there's summer nights. there's summer, summer, summertime. summer girls. >> whatever your favorite summer song is, it's time to break it out. the astronomical start of summer has officially arrived. >> good morning on this thursday, june 21st. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco has your answer. hey, mike? >> the heat is on tomorrow and saturday. we transition today, this first day of, yes, affidavstronomical summer. came in at 3:07. were you up? we all were. here is a look at the winds. they're about 20 miles per hour in fairfield. down from the mid 30s we had yesterday. it will start to taper today as the high press sure comes in. you can already see the drying effect of the high press sure as there's not many clouds in the south bay right now. temperatures run from t