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center sunday morning. along with the bus deck the center boasts a rooftop park that is becoming a big attraction. >> i love it. i come here every weekend in the city and it's like a concrete jungle to me and having something like this is just a nice refuge. a nice, calming, peaceful area. >> and there's actually more park on the way because the old temporary transbay terminal at beil and howard is going to be torn down, a city park and housing will be built on that one block site. >> love to hear that. >> did you see the crowds at that thing? >> i didn't. >> it was massive on saturday. people really turned out to see this. >> okay. >> well, you were at outside land. i'm not sure if you got to check that out. >> i was with the crowds at outsidelands but i want to take my kids to that salesforce transit transbay center. >> it's a mouthful, yeah. >> your 12-hour day planner for
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today, cloud cover with a stronger onshore flow. sunrise at 6:23, we will see clearing and sunny skies except at the coast. temperatures will be cooler compared to yesterday so inland areas in the upper 80s around the bay, mid 70s and at the coast the sea breeze really keeps things cool, upper 50s throughout the day. alexis? >> good morning, francis. overall off to a quiet start this morning. taking a look at drive times, westbound 580, tracy to kv the one we can count on to be busy this early in the yellow at 44 minutes. highway 85 to the san jose airport looking great at 11 and northbound 280 between highway 1 and san francisco no issues getting into the city. just ten minutes for you. a live look outside, san jose, 101 and 880 inbound traffic coming towards us. light volume so we're off to a great start this monday morning. the family of the 18-year-old driver involved in a deadly crash over the weekend disputes the chp's assertion she was driving drunk.
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>> two other 18-year-olds were killed in the sunday morning crash in walnut creek and abc 7 news reporter matt keller is in the newsroom with more. hi, matt. >> good morning, alexis. the teenage driver ramya ramey is facing dui and manslaughter. chp says she was driving on eastbound highway 24 around 4:00 a.m. when the car fell 40 to 50 feet off the connecter ramp to 680. there were five people in the car, all 18 years old, two men died. ramey and two women suffered major injuries. ramey is under arrest at john muir medical center and her family has been keeping a vigil there and says drinking and driving would be out of character. >> no toxicology reports have come back at this point, so we don't know what actually occurred. everyone right now just needs to be held in prayer. send up good thoughts. i can't begin to imagine the pain that those families are experiencing right now.
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>> ramey just graduateded from deer valley high school set to attend the university of pacific. the names of the others have not been released. in the newsroom, matt keller, abc 7 news. federal investigators will send the black boxes from a stolen passenger plane to washington, d.c. they found the flight data recorder and part of the cockpit recorder in the plane's wreckage south of seattle yesterday. the devices should provide clues about what was going on inside the cockpit of the horizon air turboprop. 29-year-old richard russell stole the plane and flew it more than an hour, made wild loops before the plane crashed into an island. people who knew russell are stunned. >> you could tell he was in pain kind of seemed a little delusional and i was just shocked to see that someone who was so nice, so helpful, and caring actually, he cared about his job, to do such a thing. >> authorities are trying to
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confirm if recovered human remains are russell. he was a grounds service worker for horizon air and didn't have a pilot's license. salvage crews are waiting for daybreak to free a fishing boat that ran aground in santa cruz. the pacific quest got stuck yesterday near natural bridges state park. the boat carrying about 1200 gallons of diesel. a salvage crew determined it was too hazardous to move the vehicle. they secured it and going to try to remove the fuel and salvage the boat. if you ride bart soon you will see more of the agency's fleet of the future trains. according to the san francisco examiner ten cars will be on the tracks in two weeks. bart may roll out five new cars per month throughout the end of the year. the examiner reports there will be a six-month delay in the delivery of the final order of train cars and are not expected to arrive until april of 2026 which seems a long time from now. the whole projects has cost more than $2.5 billion.
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the city of santa clara which owns levi stadium has won a legal fight in its dispute with the 49ers over the team's rent. an arbitrator denied the 49ers requested to reduce their rent by $4.25 million. the team's rent will increase 262,000 to $24.7 million for each year it leases the stadium. the mayor says the decision will allow the city to pay down the stadium's debt more quickly fight shows that city of santa clara and the stadium authority is managing the 49ers instead being managed by them. we would hold them accountable to how they deal with the city. our citizens have allowed them to have their residence here in the city and they need to play fair. >> the 49ers told abc 7 news in a statement that the organization accepts the arbitrator's decision. happening today the state assembly is going to vote on a bill that with would require landlords to accept rent
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payments from third parties. if the bill from a san francisco assemblyman passes it will go to the governor's desk. he says when tenants have trouble making rents sometimes the family member or a non-profit will pay. advocates say some landlords refuse the payments as a tactic to evict residents and raise rents. apartment associations are against this measure. developing business news this morning, bay area is taking a huge financial hit following a san francisco jury's $289 million verdict against monsanto which is owned by the drug giant. friday the jury ruled in favor of a former groundskeeper who said exposure to roundup weed killer caused his cancer. shares plunged 11% in trading in europe. bayer bought monsanto in june for $66 billion. the san francisco verdict opens the door for thousands of other claims involving roundup. new developments between north and south korea. the rival nations have agreed to
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hold a third summit between their leaders by the end of next month. it's set to happen in the north korean capital of pyongyang. it comes following more high-level talks along the border. north korea's nuclear arsenal remains a hot topic and has been the source of tension following a summit between president trump and north korea's kim jong-un. you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. you're starting off with live doppler 7. much more extensive cloud cover over the bay area. we could see drizzle. i had to use my wipers a couple times this morning in san francisco. visibility is a bit limited the closer to the coast right now. it's three miles in half moon bay, five to six miles in santa rosa and petaluma. elsewhere not bad. temperatures right now are in the 50s and 60s. 55 in san francisco, hayward, mountain view at 61 and san jose. it's a little bit cooler as you step out the door this morning and that's what you can expect this afternoon as well. so highs coming down a little bit for everybody. in the inland areas, we're only
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going to be in the upper 80s for most places, antioch 89, 86 in concord and at the coast cool with a partly cloudy conditions, half moon bay, 60, san francisco 64. and this onshore flow increases overnight as well so we'll have even more extensive cloud cover, even some drizzle tomorrow and temperatures will once again be mainly in the 50s and a couple 60s out there. alexis, it's been quiet, but i think you have a new crash. >> well, we have a crash we're going to get to in a moment. an exciting morning. >> oh, yes. >> the at traffic center. we have the salesforce transit center. wehave a live look, our crews set up there this morning and jessica castro is going to be i believe on the first bus arriving at the terminal for the first official day here this morning. definitely exciting. it's looking quiet right now. i promise this is live. there's one person. so that's not too busy this
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morning. as francis mentioned one issue on the roads, we'll head there on our traffic maps. northbound 880 the lighter side of the nimitz before miles road, two-car crash with injuries. most is off on the side. no delays but we will keep an eye on that. next traffic update at 4:50. secret recordings in the white house situation room. the growing fallout between president trump and omarosa. the jobs boom in california going strong. what's hot and not. what's hot and not. a cosmic
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. you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." all right. welcome back. the heat has been relentless for the inland areas of our state so triple digits, fresno 101, las vegas, palm springs over 100 degrees. it is hot there. and cloudy conditions at the coast. in the tahoe area and northern california we'll see hazy skies. here's your seven-day forecast for tahoe, hazy conditions, temperatures in the 80s throughout the week, but there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms and increasing clouds tomorrow and the precipitation goes up to 20%. reggie, alexis? >> thanks. this morning the white house versus former aide omarosa
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manigault newman. >> we learned omarosa secretly recorded her firing in the white house situation room. elizabe elizabeth her is live in new york with the latest. >> good morning to you. you know, omarosa says when she was called into a closed-door meeting with the chief of staff she knew it was about something very serious so she went in prepared to record the conversation, she says, for her protection. omarosa manigault newman initially adamant she quit her job at the white house. >> i resigned. >> reporter: is not claiming she was fired and she has proof she was threateneded to stay quiet. >> i think it's important to understand if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be -- you know, you can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> it's obvious a threat. >> reporter: during her appearance on nbc's "meet the
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press" omarosa says she secretly recorded chief of staff john kelly firing her in the situation room. >> i protected myself because this is a white house where everybody lies. >> reporter: in her book "unhinged" she claims three people told her about a recording of president trump using the "n" word on the set of "the apprentice" and wrote she never heard it herself but now a different story. >> once i heard it for myself, it was confirmed what i feared the most. it confirmed that he is truly a racist. >> reporter: omarosa says by the time she heard it, it was too late to update the book. the existence of such a tape has never been proven. >> low life. she's a low life. >> reporter: president trump and the white house now firing back. >> i think that omarosa own credibility.s undercut her >> reporter: according to white house officials they are looking into what legal options they have to not only punish omarosa but also to try to stop her from
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leasing any more tapes. live in new york, abc 7 news. california is projected to add 2 million jobs in the next decade with most of the growth in sectors that require college degrees. that's according to the california employment development department. a major exception is personal care aides which doesn't require a degree. the job could see nearly 40% growth. some jobs expected to shrink include parking enforcement workers and typists. the job of news reporter is expected to grow by 2.6%. >> it is? >> i know. that's a little surprising to me too. >> so the demise of our industry has been exaggerated. >> maybe. 2.6% growth coming up. >> yeah. two children whose dad has been deployed with the u.s. coast guard for the past year got a huge surprise at a baseball game. >> i can never get enough. 9-year-old sash sa and 6-year-old jonna was sashshah was chosen to play deal or no
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deal. when it came to choose a case to eliminate he got help from his dad on the big screen. i'm sure you should pick letter k and go tribe. >> he picked y which had a message which said, i'm home. >> if everybody could welcome tim lee from his year-long deployment. deployment. >> lee stationed bay. >> look at the kid's face. >> cutting onions in here, right. >> really, i'm glad i saw that earlier because i actually teared up watching those boys cry, hugging their dad. >> gets me every time until i look at their faces and then it's all over. >> i'm not looking. >> so sweet. i love those. >> yes. well for us we're dealing with more cloud cover and fog and cooler temperatures even some drizzle out there.
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a look at live doppler 7 and the satellite image. we have the fog and onshore flow pushing the clouds in. temperatures right now are mainly in the 50s, few 60s out there. concord already warming up to 63 degrees. san francisco currently 55 degrees and oakland is 59 degrees. and highs today, they're going to be a little bit cooler compared to yesterday because of the continued onshore flow. so look for 60s at the coast to upper 80s, possibly 90s out there through fairfield and warmer temperatures ukiah and laport will see hazy conditions, air quality good around the bay area. san francisco warming up to 64 degrees, oakland 69 degrees, and san jose will be warm at 83 degrees. we still could see high clouds passing through and that's all from post-tropical storm john. lows tonight will be in the 50s. we could see drizzle once again. a little bit more of a stronger push so unfortunately notice temperatures will continue to
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come down in the next couple days. in fact, here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got morning fog, cooler afternoon. tomorrow we will start with drizzle, temperatures coming down, tuesday and wednesday, likely the coolest day of the week. we could be a little bit below average for august. thursday partly cloudy conditions. we start to ramp back up, heating back up. it's going to be warm to pretty hot this weekend, possibly even near 100 degrees. high, alexis. >> we will enjoy that break while we have it. thank you, francis. we're doing okay on the roads this morning. no major problems to talk about. a stackup in the cash lanes for the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights. that happens around 5:25 on a monday through thursday commute. i will pass that along. enjoying some light volumes through the toll plaza for now. mass transit looking great. 29 bart trains in service, no delays. aces one out on time out of the central valley and normal service, no delays for san
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francisco bay ferry. if you're up before 4:30, congratulations. you may have caught a glimpse of the perseid meteor shower. this is video from bosnia where stargazers checked things out. the perseid meteor was expected to be more spectacular than usual because there was minimal light pollution from the moon. more than 500 gathered at chabot hoping to see meteors. >> we thought about national parks or away from the city. this is a perfect places because i think we should have a good view of the stars. >> hopefully they did. the perseid meteor shower occurs when earth passes through the path of comet swift tuttle running into a stream of debris the comet leaves behind. early this morning was your chance but the perseid meteor shower runs until august 24th. little cloudy so i don't know if it was god view. >> fingers crossed they got to
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see. >> skipping may be available for everyone on spotify. >> a virus at an apple chipmaker could cause iphone delays. here's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites skipping ads on spotify. >> the music streaming service testing out an option that allows users of the ad supported service to skip ads to allow users to personalize the ads they hear. it could expand to other markets. a factory in taiwan making the main processing chips for the next iphones shut down over the weekend. >> it was hit by a virus ten days ago but the company says it will not delay apple's schedule for the new device. this appears to be on schedule, nasa's parker solar probe lurdsling towards the sun expected to fly right through the sun's corona in november. >> the spacecraft is expected to make dozens of orbits around the sun and during some of them it willing traveling at a staggering record 430,000 miles an hour. >> impressive, indeed. those are your tech bites.
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a giant fan celebrates a milestone at at&t park that includes a stadium wide serenade. >> a pileup destroys more than a dozen vehicles. if cuddling cats and living if cuddling cats and living in paradise is your thing
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. welcome back. you are never more than seven
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minutes away from weather. back to school day for the oakland unified school district. when you wake the kids up around 8:00, cloudy, temperatures in the upper 50s and then sunshine this afternoon and then we'll be climbing into the 60s. 66 degrees by 3:00 this afternoon. reggie? >> take a look at this crazy videos. dozens of cars crashing into each other in a river. heavy weekend thunderstorms swept through new jersey causing the peckman river in little falls to flood. the rising waters washed away vehicles from a nearby car dealership and shooting range and right into the river. >> that's a mess. hundreds of runners and walkers probably nurse something aching muscles this morning from the oakland half marathon and 5k in oakland. obviously. >> yes. and we were there as people crossed the finish line right back where they started. runners and walkers said they were happy with the course and their finish times but surprised
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that the sun was so brutal. >> the sun was terrible. it was hitting you all -- most of the race so it was difficult. the course not that bad, but the sun was pretty hot. >> oakland reached its high of 70 degrees by noon and before you make fun of that, runners like it to be like 50 degrees. >> okay. >> you're running that many miles you want it cool. all the participants see them stretching and relaxing after the event with some well-deserved beers and music and massages. francis is in more fmike today. >> yesterday was quite sunny and nice except for outside lands where it did get cloudy and cool. today you can expect similar conditions. we'll get lots of sunshine in the east bay and oakland will be only warming up to 69 degrees. everyone coming down a few degrees compared to yesterday. the clouds sticking around the coast throughout the day. hazy skies through parts of the north bay due to the wildfires
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from the mendocino complex fire. 86 in santa rosa and napa and look for upper 80s as you make your way inland. also tonight if you're headed to the game, temperatures will start out at 63 degrees 7:00 for the oakland athletics and then dropping down into the 50s with more extensive cloud cover. alexis? >> all right. good morning, francis. back to the salesforce transit center. the first commute today and check this out, oh, yeah, the balloon arch isp up. things are getting festive. we are keeping a close eye on that this morning. drive times westbound 580 tracy to dublin, yellow 46 minutes, westbound antioch to concord in the green 14 and san rafael to san francisco wide open at 17 minutes. >> a long-time san francisco resident got to celebrate her birthday with 40,000 of her closest friends pop. ♪ happy birthday dear ruby ♪ happy birthday dear ruby ♪ happy birthday to you
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>> we are looking right now at lucy. she is blowing out the candidatcandles to celebrate her 112th birthday courtesy of the san francisco giants. she's had a year. in may she stopped getting her monthly pension payouts and almost lost her health insurance because the government thought she was dead. jackie spears' office straightened things out. she was the star against the pirates which the giants won 4-3. a cat rescue operation on the greek island of cyrus is offering a home and utilities for the 55 felines living there. qualified applicants musts have a love for cat, know how to operate a manual car and make a six-month commitment. the claws will be coming out for this position. you can go to for a lnk to apply. coming up next at 5:00 a.m., on board one of the first busses
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heading to the new salesforce transit center at the start of the weekday commute. >> i told you that guy was low. >> i told you that guy was low. >> an
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