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weekend for us. for other people it's going to be a weekend of trepidation, maybe very anxious as 11:00 today through 11:00 saturday evening a high fire danger, red flag warning for mendocino county for the carr fire and just about the entire sierra and so we need to be careful and very cognizant of what's going on around us at that time. you may have to leave quickly. all right. back at home, yeah, starts off with more sunshine today. we're still in the mid to upper 50s at 7:00. my accuweather 12-hour planner showing temperatures a little warmer around the bay from mid 70s to even warmer inland in the low 90s. let's find out about that friday commute. hey, alexis. >> looking great right now. in fact check out the bay bridge toll plaza no metering lights. that typically happens around 5:30, maybe a few minutes later on a friday. middle of the summer, a lot and aren't coe a heading into work today. pretty smooth drive. drive times looking great for the commute, westbound 80,
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highway 4 to the maze, 19 minutes, 9 minutes across the bridge through the toll plaza, and san francisco to sfo, that's wide open in the green at nine minutes. thanks. new evacuations are being ordered near the mendocino complex fires. >> this is a closer look at the ranch fire. new evacuation orders are issued for parts of lake county near the east side of the national forest on the map shown in orange. evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of western county near leesville along with lucerne and clear lake oaks area in lake county. we also do have video of a terrifying moment for a ukiah mother of three. >> you find yourself trapped on highway 20 on sunday when the >> i can't see anything. you can barely hear her say she
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couldn't see anything because the smoke was so thick she didn't know how to get around this. fortunately, a caltrans tree crew supervisor was there and came to the rescue so he knocked on her window and guided newman out of harm's way and ended up saving the entire family. >> thank goodness. here's a look at the latest numbers on the mendocino complex fires. the ranch fire burned nearly 84,000 acres, it's 33% contained. to the south the river fire has grown to 41,000 acres, containment has increased to 50%. the deadly ferguson fire burning inside yosemite national park. >> new video from the scene. this is a car driving toward yosemite. you can see an orange glow in the sky outside this window. heavy smoke is forcing yosemite valley and other parts of the park to close until at least sunday. four of the five entrance to the park are closed because of this wildfire. since the ferguson fire began
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july 13th it's burned more than 69,000 acres and 41% contained. two firefighters have died battling those flames. >> firefighters from down under are responding to calls for help in the u.s. nearly 200 fire personnel from australia and new zealand left sydney and they will arrive in idaho and spend six weeks fighting fires on the west coast. crews from australia and new zealand are well prepared to fight fires in california. their fire organizations are similar to the u.s. national fire organization in training requirements and structures. we're always updating abc7news.com and our abc 7 news app with the very latest information on all of the fires burning here in northern california. if you're using the app make sure to enable push alerts. developing the new out of concord, police looking for a murder suspect considered armed and dangerous. investigators say this is terrance dixon accused of killing someone he knew, a man named michael downey. police found downey's body at
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his concord home on pine creek way last friday. they are still looking for the victim's car which was stolen. the license plate at the bottom of your screen. so if you see dixon or you see this car, call law enforcement immediately. do not approach him. turning to the long lines, let's face it, the dmv pretty much gives all of us a headache. >> a little good news, much needed relief coming tomorrow as some of the offices start saturday service. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live in san jose. matt? >> good morning, jessica and reggie. we're about two hours away from the office here in san jose from opening up and we already have our first person in line, anthony. he just told me he took a vacation day to come here early to wait in line to be the first one here at the dmv. you don't have to take a day off. that's because they're going to be opening up on saturdays. the saturday hours are expanding
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to more dmv field offices. 60 offices across california open from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m., 14 in the bay area, including daly city and hayward. it's gotten so bad some people say they've waited in lines nine hours or longer. the dmv says that's because of the implementation of real i.d. people can't get those on-line or through the mail. they have to show up. the dmv opened up the san jose driver's license processing center and the oakland office an hour earlier during the week to help cut down those long lines. the dmv says they're working on hiring more employees to help but until then, it's best to try to make an appointment al those those could be months out or show up a couple hours before the dmv opens so you can be first in line like anthony. a list of the dmvs opening up on saturday on abc7news.com. reporting live here in san jose, matt keller,ne president tru
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press secretary sean spicer revealing some of the most trying moments in his time in the white house and spoke to a sold out crowd last night at the commonwealth club in san francisco. spicer said that there were a number of things that he wished he could have done differently including his infamous first press briefing which focused on inauguration attendance numbers. after that breaching he got a surprising call from the president. >> he said, what was that? i'm like, what do you mean in like i went in tough. he's like, that was horrible. >> spicer is on a tour speaking about his new book "the briefing." on his resignation spicer said he knew there was no coming back from some of his blunders and says melania trump is the president's closest adviser and he believes the mueller ivestigation should continue until its conclusion. another bay area city tackling concerns over flavored tobacco products. >> strangers risk their own lives to save another after a fiery crash. the incredible action caught on camera.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. here's a look from the exploratorium. notice the lack of clouds this morning. that means temperatures are going to rebound today to average levels in san francisco and redwood city to even 3 to 6 degrees warmer than average as you head inland. >> thanks, mike. 6:07. a live look outside and a special shout out to our man anthony the first person at that dmv in san jose and that's a live shot. living his best life ready to get in and hopefully beat the sflins he was taking a nap, b -hey, did i mention i can save you $620 for switching to progressive? [ engine revving ] you cannot hear me at all, can you?
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> let's take a look at the temperatures and dress for 51 in menlo park, san mateo 52, 51 daly city and pacifica. the rest of us around 54 degrees. we've got mid 50s along the east bay shore and valleys in the east bay, except for concord at 59, 63, warmer in san jose. cloudy start in santa cruz with a sunny ending. going to be out and about grab the sunglasses. earlier sunshine, small craft advisory if you're thinking about going out and playing on the bay this afternoon. and our beaches, they will have
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some sun but breezy once again. our winds fastest from 2:00 to 9:00 this evening on the bay, 9:00 tomorrow at theoast. over to alexis and see and hear what she's got traffic wise. >> okay. not too much. a lot of green on the traffic maps at this point, mike. yeah, it's friday, summertime, we are looking great. one new issue to talk about, though, in the foster city area, westbound 92 before the 101 merge, a minor collision, two vehicles on the shoulder but the fire department arrived and blocking one lane. not much of a backup. here's a look at the other side of the bridge. folks leaving hayward on westbound 92 no delays so far this morning. i will keep an eye on that but that's looking good. a look at a light bay bridge commute coming up next. >> thank you. smokers could soon face ramon. new regulations in san to t s" theit two changes to smoking laws. one would limit how many stores can sell flavoredould ban
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the use of electronic cigarette in public. supporters say the law would help those using the products. several other bay area cities including san francisco and oakland have similar rstrictions. >> new at 6:00, first the fire and recovery. the challenge many californiaens will face when they have to rebuild this year. what does this cloud look like to you? actress julie dixie ultra plates? with two pounds of steak. in each hand. dixie ultra. stress tested so you can stress less at dinner.
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>> "abc 7 mornings.." >> all news. >> a rescue caught on camera after a crash in southern california. look at this, chp officers and some good samaritans saving a man from a burning car wednesday morning. the driver was unconscious but strangers on the freeway stopped to help chp officers and they arrived there o the scene. together they were able to pull the driver from the car. chp says that man and at least one other person were taken to the hospital with injuries. new developments now on the carr fire. firefighters and sheriff deputies from the menlo park fire protection district will fine drones over the redding area to assess the damage >> they've done this before in the tubs fire last year. they flew over the fountain grove area including the devastated coffey park neighborhood. that's what you're looking at here.
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the devices can zoom in and out and gives fire officials a glimpse of the flame's patterns as well as clues of how to fight future wildfires. new at 6:00, rebuilding after california wildfires could be a problem because there aren't enough construction workers according to the website build zoom. the state lost nearly 20% of its construction workers, the work force, in that industry between 2005 and 2016. future young people are choosing it as a career, opting instead for college degrees. take a look at this. what do you see? a texas man saw something heavenly. he says it was divine. and thousands of social media users agree. monday evening danny saw a cloud formation that resembles a glowing angel in montgomery, 50 miles from houston. he took this picture on his cell phone through his windshield and posted it on facebook. >> i never even dreamed that we would be that i would get a
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thousand shares or anything. i just took a picture of a, you know, what was -- now that i reflect on it, it was a moment that i'll probably never forget. >> the formation is considered an example of rays from the sun cutting through the clouds. he sees it as a sign of faith and message of hope. what do you see, jessica? >> it also looks like one of the russian dancers with the hat. >> it does. i like it. >> nice. >> i see bette midler from "hocus-pocus". >> mike? >> an angel works for me. >> joan, one of our viewers sees the flying nun. >> oh. >> i like it. >> which is a reference to a 1967 to 1970 television series on abc. shout out to our fellow olds this morning. >> remember who the star was? sally field. >> exactly. she was in "smoky and the
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bandit" too. let's jump back into the 2000s, shall we? >> let's. >> completely lost our young audience this morning. >> i know. google it, right. isn't that what you say? all right. a look at what's going on at the golden gate. the low clouds and the possibility of mist along the coast but that's where it stops. in fact, look at our east bay valleys and there is no sign of the metering lights clouds there. more sunshine, warmth and more haze today. clouds to sun will happen again tomorrow, but we have a see-saw weekend where the temperatures will be cooler sunday before an inland heat wave develops next week. start in san francisco, waking up mainly cloudy, 54. the sunshine and temperatures hitting the low 60s at the coast and mid to upper 60s on the bayside. wouldn't be surprised if a few neighborhoods hit 70 the next few days. mostly cloudy 54, sunshine, breezy and temperatures in the low to upper 70s. most of us in the low to mid 70s. peninsula, partly cloudy this morning, comfortable 55 degrees. we'll be at 71 in millbrae. 82 redwood city. low 60s at the coast.
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as we head down into the south bay we're starting off clear and 59 and we'll have sunshine and temperatures mainly in the 80s until los gatos and southward towards gilroy. low to mid 90s. north bay a little fog around napa, visibility a mile, mid to upper 80s this afternoon and haze from the mendocino complex fires. inland we'll have haze today and look at the temperatures here. all of us in the 90s if not the upper 90s around brentwood and discovery bay. tomorrow more of the same, few degrees cooler sunday but look at the 100s come back by wednesday inland. mid 60s around the bay but comfortable mid 60s at the coast. >> good morning. we don't have any major issues. we are looking good right now. we do have one crash blocking the left lane, westbound 92 just before 101 in the foster city area. that is starting to cause a backup. it didn't sound very serious initially but the fire department is on the scene and both vehicles involved are on the left shoulder. i am keeping an eye on that but that is pretty much it at the moment. check out the bay bridge toll plaza. still no metering lights.
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here we are at about 6:20 this morning, friday, summertime, enjoy it. we are not complaining. and then a look ahead to this weekend we have major bart track work in oakland, 19th street and west oakland stations, bus bridge set up tomorrow and sunday and not just this weekend it will be several weekends throughout august and september. >> thanks. "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 here on abc 7. >> tj holmes is live from new york city with a look at what's ahead. hi. >> hey, gang, good morning to you. re reggie, jessica, coming up on "gma," president trump, did you see the new attacks, at a fiery rally overnight. he's doubling down on the border wall. ti rsiefending hationshi he's blasting the press, that's new, and this all just hours after his daughter ivanka said the media is not the enemy of the people. also this urgent search, 12-year-old girl, she went missing at an airport, apparently abducted.
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an amber alert has been issued. the fbi is involved. also an emotional plea from the family of this missing young lady, college student, they're begging anyone who may have kidnapped her, hear that, begging for a possible kidnappers, to let her go. the reward to help find her has skyrocketed and her boyfriend is going to join us this morning. it's friday, so we do throw a little bit of a party every friday. we party in the park. country star kelsey ball her reneny is performing, big crowd in the park and central park so we got all that going on, but you all have yourselves a good weekend in california. >> are you getting your two-step on this morning? >> my two-step? no. i left my boots at my home in atlanta. you to have the boots to properly two-step. >> all right. i like to two-step. ever in san francisco let me know. >> thanks, tj. >> see how i ducked out of that two-step thing, right. >> he will make a note of that
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one. have a good one. beer, wine, margaritas or yoga. we have fun this weekend in the bay area. >> plus, relief coming for drivers in palo alto. the change that should speed up your commute. >> a live look outside at 6:22. we keep up weather and traffic information on your screen throughout the
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we're getting rid of fog.
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more sunshine and warmth in your forecast. san francisco 67. lot of 70s around the bay. 80s inland until you get to the east bay and way up into the north bay where we'll have 90s. hope you enjoy the sunshine and more about the impending high fire danger coming our way this weekend. >> thank you. overall it's going to be a nice weekend in the bay area. ideas of what to do from our partners at hoodline. the fremont festival of the arts is this weekend known as the largest free street festival west of the mississippi. there will be 500 different artists, live music and carnival rides. adult beverages will be sold, beer, wine and margaritas. it is fun for the whole family, saturday and sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and if you need a little exercise to burn off that street food, how about trying some yoga on san francisco's pier 35. it aims to be the world's biggest event of its kind. 40 beginners and advanced
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classes and teachers around the world. activities and classes run all day saturday and sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with performance in the evenings. tickets are nearly $300 but gets you access to the whole event. did you know this sunday is national oyster day. it's something the bay area can definitely get behind and for the first time ever, try all sorts of oyster dishes at sonoma street food park near 11th and harrison. try pizza, stir fried oyster noodles, oyster mac and cheese. dogs are welcome and also selling bottomless mimosas. the event from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. >> a lot of fun events this weekend. for more information head over to abc7news.com and we'll link you up with hoodline. a lot of people can afford $300 for this weekend. i can't. i think we're going to try some yoga in the studio later. >> are we? i'll watch you. >> not going to be my partner. >> i will take pictures. >> up next, the help on the way
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for firefighters in california. >> new details being revealed about the stunning firenado during the devastating carr fire. the sheer strength of the frightening sight. >> the highly anticipated film >> the highly anticipated film "crazy rich asians" on the big
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings."
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>> now at 6:30, fires growing across the state and more evacuations in the north bay and now a new threat from the weather. the new help headed to california. >> the desperate search for the missing iowa college student we've been talking about who has bay area ties, this morning we are hearing from her boyfriend. >> president trump on the attack, doubling down on claims russia didn't meddle in the 2016 election. >> plus, all you singles out there your swiping is helping tinder break a new record this summer. oh, my. >> oh, boy. >> y'all are busy. >> good morning. on this friday, august 3rd. you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. stop swiping and take a minute to listen to meteorologist mike nicco. >> we have something dangerous developing potentially in the north bay in an area already on fire and it's lake county starts at 11:00 this morning through 11:00 saturday evening. about 36 hours of highest fire conditions with the breezy conditions, hot temperatures and very dry air.
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now look at this, isn't that a gorgeous sunrise. you're seeing the smoke more this morning than yesterday morning and that's going to be the case today. our air quality is going to be good, but we're going to be a little hazier in the north bay and east bay than we were yesterday. we're going to be a little warmer. starting off pretty much the same this morning in my accuweather 12-hour planner, but ending up at the 60s at the coast, 75 around the bay and 92 inland. always download our app. it's free. >> good morning, mike. we have one new issue to talk about in the east bay, four-car collision inside caldecott tunnel. sounds like in bore number 3 on westbound 24. the inbound side of traffic. that is starting to back up into the arenda area. so that's about all the information i have at this point. not sure how serious that collision is or if there are injuries. seeing some red. better news here in the foster city area, westbound 92 before the 101 merge. a crash on the shoulder. fire crews were blocking the left lane but have cleared the scene and all lanes back open.
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the slight backup seeing approaching the 101 should clear out shortly. next traffic update at 6:40. >> thanks. later this morning a funeral is going to be held in oakland for nia wilson. >> she's the young woman fatally stabbed at the macarthur bart station last month. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is joining us from the newsroom with a look ahead. >> hi, jessica. the murder of nia wilson captured national attention. u.s. congresswoman barbara lee is scheduled to speak at the funeral this morning. several celebrities spoke out on social media about the death of 18-year-old nia wilson. a gofundme account has brought in $91,000 for her family. she was stabbed to death on the macarthur bart platform. her sister was also stabbed, but survived. police call the attack random and unprovoked. her family now plans to sue bart saying her death could have been prevented. the man accused of killing her had been stopped for fare evasion a few days earlier and her family says he should not have been allowed back into the
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system. abc 7's legal analyst says the case will hinge on the following. >> is there something they should have done that they didn't do. is there some duty of care that they failed to exercise, that they were required to exercise. >> bart's spokesperson issued a statement saying bart has cracked down on fare evaders and added pa patrols to trains saying, quote, arrests surged last year by nearly 40% due to the fact that our officers were in the right place at the right time. now a bart spokesperson says bart is heartbroken for the wilson family. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. as we mentioned nia wilson's memorial service starts today at 11:00 a.m. at acts full gospel church on 66th avenue in oakland. the service open to the public. if you want to watch it we will stream it live for you at abc7news.com and on ourbc later this morning, a red flag warning goes into effect as flames from one of the mendocino
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complex fires threaten more neighborhoods in lake county. >> the ranch fire has grown to nearly 84,000 acres and only 33% contained. mandatory evacuations are issued for part of lake county near the east side of the mendocino national forest. and to the south, the river fire has grown to 41,000 acres, containment there at 50%. that has gone up fortunately. cal fire says the flames are being fueled by hot temperatures and difficult to access terrain. fire crews are focused on structure protection with 8200 threatened. officials are trying to stop the ranch fire's northern push towards lake pillsbury, community full of summer rentals. firefighters in shasta county say they're making progress getting people back home. this morning only five neighborhoods in redding and some scattered areas remain evacuated. the carr fire has burned nearly 127,000 acres since it began
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nine days ago. it is now 37% contained. more than 1500 structures have burned, about 1,000 of those are homes. six people have died. more members of the california air national guard are being deployed in the fire zones. this is the 146th air wing leaving the national guard station in oxnard on their way to the disaster areas late yesterday. firefighters from australia and new zealand on their way to help fight fires throughout the west. for the latest information on the fires go to abc7news.com or use the abc 7 news app. details on evacuations and maps of the fire zones, enable push alerts to get the latest breaking fire news when it happens. police in san jose need your help to identify a man found dead at an apartment complex. take a look at this sketch. this man was found in a parking lot on indian wells court at burnle road on june 19th. the county coroner says he is of
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latino descent in early to mid 20s wearing a royal blue colored jacket, blue socks and shoes and black shorts. police say they have found the driver of a big rig that hit and killed a cyclist in lafayette. it happened in the area of reliez valley road and withers avenue. see sky 7 was above the scene. the bicyclist died at the hospital. we're told the driver was not detained. investigators are still looking for witnesses to the crash. new at 6:00 a.m., the mother of the missing college student who spent part of her childhood in oakland is not giving up hope. mollie tibbett's mom believes her daughter was abducted and is now being held captive. the 20-year-old university of iowa student vanished m two w ago. she was last spotted going for a jog in brooklyn, iowa. this morning, the missing woman's boyfriend dalton jack talked to "gma" and he has a message for anyone who might
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know something about her mysterious disappearance. >> just try to put yourself in our shoes. what if somebody had taken somebody that you loved so much and just have the courage to come forward and give the information to the police. >> police have said mollie's boyfriend is not considered a suspect. you can watch the entire interview coming up at 7:00 a.m. on "gma." you are never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. now that the sun is up we're seeing the first signs of that haze and smoke moving into our east bay valleys as we look from our east bay hills camera. you can see that film in the air. the good news for the north bay, because it's venting out of your neighborhoods and heading to the south, your air quality has improved in lake and mendocino counties while the rest of us are still okay, even though you can see the canopy of crud in the air. now in the sierra, absolutely unhealthy for all of us and for mount shasta northward unhealthy.
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back at home a good to moderate to be mo down in the south bay low to mid 50s in most neighborhoods, warmer in san jose 63 and up in the hills, los gatos 70. pretty much 50s everywhere until you get to the north bay, novato in the upper 40s. look at this picture. no mist, no drizzle, except for right near the peninsula coast this morning. so enjoy better driving conditions. if you're going to be out on the water we have the small craft advisory in the afternoon hours and mass transit if you're going from like san francisco where it's going to be in the mid 60s to our east bay valleys, mid 90s. a 30 degree summer spread today. we have a heat wave building in the accuweather seven-day forecast. first want to turn it over to alexis and find out how is the commute this morning. >> slow spot in the east bay, back to caldecott tunnel a four-car crash on westbound 24. sounds like that is blocking the left lane of bore number three and that has things backed up into arenda. unfortunately that is definitely causing a bit of a delay.
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also hearing about a roll of carpet in the same area, not sure if that was part of the cause of this crash or if that's just totally unrelated. as you can see you are delayed. get a time for that delay just see how long that is here in just a minute. once you make it past that scene traveling to the maze, boy, check out the bay bridge toll plaza still no metering lights this morning. it's friday summertime. we are enjoying it. our drive times looking great too. check this out, 30 minutes, westbound 580, tracy to dublin, antioch to concord no delays. southbound 101 san rafael to san francisco in the green at 15 minutes. >> thanks. good news this morning for drivers in palo alto. commute times should see some major improvements. >> fingers crossed. palo alto east palo alto and syhronize 14 traffic signals on university avenue between middlefield road and the dumbarton bridge. four intersections will be synced up on donahue street in east palo alto. now this effort to alleviate
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traffic will start with a traffic count and then the agencies will reprogram lights to sync up for better traffic flow. it could ultimately cut down the amount drivers have to spend in jams by up to 40%. >> i'm hopeful it's going to make an improvement. i don't know how much. i'm hoping it's going to be significant. >> officials say the projects should be complete in the next few months. the projects got the green light and more than $81,000 in grant money from the metropolitan transportation commission. >> new details released in the desperate search for a young girl taken from reagan national airport. now a san francisco connection. >> spaghetti straps and ripped jeans are now okay. a bay area school district relaxing its dress code for a pretty serious reason. >> a live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange this morning. we are slightly up. we'll have another update on how the markets are doing next. >> before we head to break, something to brighten your day. look at this. a brand new baby. this black rhino calf was born
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> let's start this one with unpleasant news, unfortunately
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the air quality warning it's open ended now. the officials saying until they can get the fire under control the air quality is going to be unhealthy for everybody you see in the gray here until that time has developed and who knows when that will be. hopefully in the next several days. we just don't know. all right. here's a look at the other areas that will have high fire danger in the red. see chico and sacramento, mid 90s, in palm springs and high fire danger in the sierra, especially tahoe through saturday, hazy sunday and gets warm monday, tuesday, wednesday. you've probably seen this by now but if you haven't stop and look. a rare firenado in redding. now we know that the wind speeds from one of these reached the level of an ef-3 tornado. the national weather service and cal fire are assessing the storm damage and say early indications put the maximum wind speeds more than 143 miles per hour. not only are you battling the fire, you're battling wind and battling the combination of
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those two that make it exponentially more dangerous. what an interesting phenomenon. hopefully we learn more about it soon. >> thank you. now to some new details involving a firefighter killed battling the ferguson fire. >> braden varney was clearing a fire line near yosemite national park when his vehicle overturned and rolled down a ridge. here's a photo of varney with his family. "the chronicle" got a copy of the report on the accident and said his bulldozer slipped three times before it plunged to the bottom of a ravine and lists more than half a dozen safety concerns related to his death, suggesting that this could have been prevented. developing news from virginia where a desperate search is on for a 12-year-old girl taken from reagan national airport. police just talked to the media and they said they still believe she is in extreme danger. jinjing ma was on a college tour in the u.s.'s with a group of students from china. surveillance images show her leaving with an unknown asian
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woman yesterday morning. the two changed their outfits and then leave the airport in a newer model white infinity sedan with new york plates. an unidentified man is driving the car. we learned minutes ago the tour group jinjing ma was with has made its way to san francisco. >> last night we were conducting interviews on the west coast. this group has already traveled to san francisco to continue their tour, so the fbi's assistance we're continuing to verify the information. >> federal officials have not ruled out that the 12-year-old girl may know the people she left with. so far efforts to contact her family in china have been unsuccessful. president trump says allegations that russia meddled in the 2016 presidential elections are a hoax. but his intelligence chiefs say that couldn't be further from now the president made those controversial statement during a
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ral rally pennsylvania yesterday. hours earlier top administration officials said russian interference is real and that it continues. the president himself, they say, told them to focus on it. >> now we're being hindered by the russian hoax. it's a hoax. okay. >> the president has specifically directed us to make the matter of the election meddling and securing our election process a top priority. >> two very different stories. in finland last month the president said he believed president vladimir putin who said russia did not okay. sometimes we have those really long lines at the dmv. you've all experienced it if you've ever had to go but now there could be a little bit of relief in sight. >> that's right. tomorrow they're unveil a new program at some dmvs, they will be open on saturdays. matt keller has been live outside one dmv in san jose.
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anyone joining our friend? >> yes, we have more friends here this morning, reggie. since i last saw you about 45 minutes ago, we had one person in line at that time and now check out the line, you can see it goes around the corner here, but here's the good news, more offices are opening up on saturday. 60 offices across california will be open every saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 14 of those are in the bay area. now including daly city and hayward. the dmv says that's because of the implementation of real i.d. people can't get those on-line or through the mail. the dmv is working on hiring more employees to help. until then best to try to make an appointment, although those can be months out. for a list of the dmvs on saturday, go to abc7news.com. reporting live here in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> that line is crazy. thank you. now your morning money report. tinder appears to be the app of the summer. the dating app is beating
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spotify and say it isn't so, candy crush in popularity. this according to data company thinknum. they analyze log-in to track which most apps are popular. tinder is winning the dating wars by far. there aren't any other dating apps in the top ten app ranking. taking a live look at the new york stock exchange. trading gets under way this morning. we're up slightly, only 42 points right now. but today investors will be digesting and reacting to the latest jobs report. it came out this morning and showed 157,000 jobs were added in july. it's a bit less than economists expected. so we could see a little volatility in the stock market today. we will have to wait and see. students in alameda unified school district are getting a little more leeway with what they're allowed to wear at school. the district has loosened its dress code for the coming school year which starts in three weeks. it's a new pilot program designed to enhance student
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freedom, but also reduce body shaming that comes with some of the dress codes of the past. that means clothing like spaghetti straps and even short shorts would be okay. >> we found that some of the earlier dress codes ended up making students feel ashamed of their bodies and kind of humiliated in front of their class when they would be called out for having shorts too short. >> nothing that shows too much. not a crop top, tank top, it should be covered up, especially girls. >> why. >> boys might get the wrong message. >> anything that could be considered hate speech or pornographic will still be strictly prohibited. otherwise school officials believe it's up to the parents to police their own kids. animal lovers a perfect bay area event this first weekend of august. you're invited to cat day in san francisco. this is video from a previous event where people dressed up their cats in festive outfits. that cat looks overjoyed.
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if you're interested in going bring your cat and a leash. cat day is tomorrow from 1:30 to 4:30. is it also christmas? i'm confused. the group will share tips on how to leash your indoor cat to enjoy an outdoor life. >> that is difficult. >> i thought it was dog august. what happened to that? >> yeah. >> have you ever tried to leash your cat? >> yes. >> how did that go? >> it didn't. >> have you ever gotten your cat wrangled into a costume? >> for a few seconds, yes. and then he quickly took it off. that being oreo. i do have the oldest cat who is 20, will if i walk around the neighborhood follow me. >> okay. >> without a leash. that's about as close as we get. >> that's pretty good. >> yeah. not a bad start. if she could only teach her brother something. a look at what's going on outside, coming up 6:52, we have sunshine and no delays at sfo this morning. and we're going to talk about
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some other things to look at also as you can see from the exploratorium, yeah, there's a few clouds around oakland and up towards emeryville and along the coast in san francisco but the rest of us a lot of sunshine this morning. we're starting off drier, ending up warmer today and tomorrow and then we have a robust warming trend. the clouds coming across san francisco and golden gate trying to fill in the east bay shoreline. they will get as far south as hayward and quickly return to the coast where we'll see sunshine like we did yesterday, even more so and that's going to help your temperatures jump up a little bit also. 76 in santa cruz, the warmest spot along the coast today. look at the low to mid 90s, los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy. low to mid 80s for the south bay. 82 redwood city, palo alto 80, everybody in the 70s on a breezy peninsula this afternoon. breezy along the coast with the extra sunshine. check out the upper 60s for downtown, south san francisco and sausalito. mid to upper 80s most of the north bay, little breezy once again where it's calmer it's going to be warmer, cloverdale,
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mid to upper 90s. 72 oakland, the rest of us in the mid to upper 70s. as we move into the valleys, 89 in pleasanton to brentwood at 97 degrees today. it's not going to be quite as cool tonight. we'll be in the mid 50s to mid 60s. tomorrow will be the same as today in the afternoon. a little cooler sunday and look at the triple digits coming back wednesday. have a good one. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. i want to head back to one of our only trouble spots inside the caldecott tunnel. we have a crash westbound 24 bore number 3. looks like things are improve. i know chp ran a traffic break. four vehicles involved in this one and that was blocking the left lane. i'm guessing since that is turning back into the green they may have pushed this off beyond the tunnel and off to the shoulder. i will work on confirming that. about a ten-minute delay if you are coming from arenda. not terrible but about 22 to about 13 mile per hour average going through that scene. actually we are looking slow on
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span. two-car crash reported. that was reportedly off on the shoulder but looks heavy here. emergency crews could be blocking a lane. next traffic update before 7:00. >> thanks. a bay area director bringing his movie to the big screen "crazy rich asians" pro premiers august 15th. >> director jon clu grew up in loss al toes working in his dad's restaurant. abc 7 news was there when the restaurant hosted a hollywood party to celebrate his upcoming film, "crazy rich asians," is the first asian-american focused studio movie since "the joy luck club" 25 years ago. the movie is a romantic comedy based on an international best-selling novel. >> we all know the crazy families that we come across, the insane in-laws the reall crazy sort of cousins and things. >> crazy is supposed to modify the word rich, so they're not rich, they're crazy rich.
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>> the two you heard are the stars of the movie, constance wu star of "fresh off the boat" plays rachel and henry golding plays nick. >> coming up next seven things you need to know. >> our instagram picture of the day. foggy look at san francisco. if you haven't yet follow us at abc 7 news bay area and share your photos and videos using the #abc 7 now. >> live look at 6:55, we are light, man, where is everybody? you don't work on friday mornings, right. that's what you keep
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just joining us or heading out the door the seven things to know before you g number one, nia wilson will be laid to rest today nearly two weeks after she was randomly stabbed at oakland's macarthur bart station. her family is holding a funeral for the 18-year-old at acts full gospel church in oakland. number two, a red flag warning goes into effect at 11:00 a.m. making conditions even more difficult for firefighters battling the mendocino complex fires. more neighborhoods are threatened in lake county. the ranch and river fires have charred more than 125,000 acres. >> number three, firefighters in shasta county say they're making some progress getting people
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back home after they were evacuated by the carr fire. this morning only five neighborhoods in redding and some scattered areas remain evacuated. >> that red flag warning through 11:00 tomorrow earning. 36 hours of high fire danger from the mendocino fire to the carr fire to all of the sierra. back here at home we've got more sunshine, a little warming trend away from the coast. >> number five we have a crash inside caldecott tunnel that is still blocking the left lane of bore number three. about a ten minute delay coming from owe ren da. >> number six tomorrow saturday hours will expand to include more dmv field offices. 60 offices across california will be open every saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 14 of those in the bay area. now including daly city and hayward. number seven, drake is trending on-line this morning and this is the reason why. his new video for "in my feelings" dropped overnight and an hour ago it had 6 million views, quickly approaching 7
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million. yeah. oh. right there. come on. sfo, though. good morning, america. flash flooding alert. more than 35 million americans in the path of dangerous downpours right now. cars completely under water and the urgent rescues overnight. first responders saving these children from rising waters in virginia. evacuations ordered and now the new concerns up and down the east coast. president trump on the attack, just hours after his daughter ivanka said the press was not the enemy of the people, the president taking aim at the media. >> they are the fake, fake, disgusting news. >> and defending his relationship with vladimir putin after his top national security advisers warned russia is trying to interfere again.

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