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the back of patrol cars. police say the carjacking victim will get their vehicle back. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the other big stories this morning the poor air quality that we just mentioned with mike. smoke from our wildfires is now pushing into the bay area and it is forcing that spare the air alert. sky 7 video will show you the thick haze hanging over san francisco. the city sent a red alert late yesterday describing the air quality as unhealthy. people with asthma and kids and older adults told to avoid being outdoors for long periods of time. all that bad air is having an impact on flights at sfo. there were two-hour delays on arrivals last night because of the smoke and the low ceilings. airport officials warn we could see more delays today it. >> was noticeable yesterday. 4:30 on the dot, just waking up, another check of your weather and traffic. will the haze hang around today? >> it will improve a little during the evening and overnight hours, but it's going to be out there once again.
hi, everybody. my eyes still hurt from what happened yesterday and i stayed inside most of the afternoon. those of you more susceptible to it i feel for you this morning. what we had is a little offshore flow in the northern part of the state that pulled the smoke offshore and then we had the onshore flow near us. that's how small the circulation was. it's enough to bring the smoke in and now bringing in a lot of low clouds with it also. wanted to start down in the south bays because you have the poor air quality right now. your air is unhealthy for everybody and looks like it's going to remain that way for the next several hours. as far as the accuweather 12-hour planner, 60s at the coast, 70s around the bay, starting off in the '50s. your weekend forecast and the latest on lane coming up. >> good morning, mike. so far we're looking quiet in our areas across the bay area but bay bridge toll plaza, one of those normal early busy spots and we have a stack up in the cash lanes on either side of the
toll plaza. camera bouncing around. no high wind advisories in effect. drive times okay with one exception, tracy to dublin, 47 minutes for you. southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 15 and northbound 101 to cupertino wide open at 15 minutes. >> thanks. new this morning, smoke and flames consumed a home in the south bay. firefighters responded to the fire on first avenue that's near willow crest around 2:30 on the campbell and san jose border. you can see the heavy flames rising from the back of that one-story home. we don't know what started the fire happening now, hurricane lane is moving slowly toward the islands of hawaii. >> in the meantime it's delivering large amounts of rain and dangerous surf to maui and the big island. hurricane lane remains a category 3 storm packing winds of 120 miles per hour. a hurricane warning is in effect for maui county and oahu and has dumped more than two feet of
rain in some areas and hawaii's governor has urged people to stock up on supplies and brace for what could be a historic storm. abc news's kendisgibson has the latest. >> more than 20 inches of rain drenching hawaii as hurricane lane closes in. the downpour triggering landslides and flash flooding on the big island. >> you can see major flooding in progress. the water is several feet deep ahead of him. >> reporter: forecasters keeping a close watch on its track saying it likely won't make landfall. but still, could lash the islands with severe storm surge, another 20 inches of rain and damaging winds. abc's geo ben knee tiz is in hawaii. >> we heard a life guard here on a megaphone saying to get out of the water because it's just too dangerous. >> there's a lot of uncertainty. what is for sure is that hawaii is going to be impacted by hurricane lane. the question is how bad. >> people facing long lines and empty shelves at supermarkets as
they make final preparations. >> very scared. very concerned about the storm. >> for some of the 300 tourists in hawaii this morning, shelters are their only refuge. >> we are afraid of the storm and in france we don't have storms like that so we decide not to stay near the beach and to go firefighters watching for flare-ups outside the tesla plant in fremont. new cell phone video from an abc 7 viewer shows what flames look like from the ground. a spokesperson says some cardboard material prepped for recycling caught fire and the flames spread to a patch of grass. nobody was hurt and none of the buildings were damaged sacramento lawmakers will hold an informtional hearing on verizon's throttling of the south bay firefighters' data
during the mendocino complex fires. santa clara officials say their efforts on the fire lines were impacted when verizon restricted their internet use because they had exceeded the department's plan limit. verizon has called it a customer support mistake. scammers targeting fire victims are at it again after the carr fire. the "sacramento bee" says they are cracking down on scam artists. police arrested a man who offered bids to repair homes without a license. authorities are warning fire victims scammers may try to steal their identities to claim disaster relief funding. in the east bay one of the two arrested for the murder of a restaurant owner is scheduled to be arraigned. 39-year-old dante holloway and 38-year-old paul piaz of oakland were arrested monday and charged with murdering cindy lee in april. surveillance video here shows the struggle that ended in the 61-year-old's death. the district attorney says the two men were trying to steal her
purse. police say they hope their arrests will help bring closure to the family. >> this incident changed their lives foreverp th they don't have a loved one. >> holloway is scheduled to be in court at 9:00 a.m. piaz waived arraignment and will be in court next month. both could face the death penalty if convicted new details this morning in the death of mollie tibbetts. her family will hold her funeral on sunday. the autopsy released showed tibbetts died of multiple sharp force injuries. she grew up in oakland and moved to iowa 11 years ago and went missing last month. the suspect in her murder led police to her body in an iowa cornfield on tuesday. that man cristhian rivera is an undocumented immigrant if you want a straw in a restaurant in california you may have to ask for one. under a new bill sent to governor brown, restaurants in the state would not be able to give out plastic straws unless a customer asks for one. it would only apply to dine-in
restaurants, fast food, delis and takeout orders are exempt. a look at what's going to happen. you can see there's going to be more mist as you're driving around. we're looking at the western span of the bay bridge. i ran into that this morning. some of my colleagues did too and used their windshield wipers. for the ferry ride it's going to be calm and hazy. poor air quality. same thing for mass transit. we're going to switch gears here and talk a little bit about what's going on with lane. still a very strong hurricane and it's a category 3 right now. it continues to weaken. the thing that i'm noticing and the thing that looks more promising is look how it's becoming oblong. notice it's not as symmetrical and the upper level winds starting to add some wind shear which hurricanes hate and that will start accelerating that weakening trend. the forecast a 2 as it heads past the big island and still
making the left-hand turn, something we have never seen before and weakening down to a 1 as it passes kauai and then stays a 1 as it moves away sunday. the wave heights and storm surge are going to combine together at about 5:00 this evening and that's when we can see the most damage from wave heights to 30 feet and a storm surge six feet. watch the winds, tropical storm in yellow. the evening hours they're starting to head into oahu and could get up to 75-mile-per-hour winds on oahu and 50 to 60-mile-per-hour at the surface. go up about 100 to 200 feet the winds will be faster. the greatest damage is from flooding and as you head into the higher elevations of the islands we'll have wind damage and power outages. bring alexis in and talk about the morning commute. nothing like that to deal with. >> no. >> have a hot spot or two. >> thankfully we have calm
driving conditions this morning. we have an issue, a travel advisory in effect in the richmond area. this is police investigation due to a deadly crash overnight. i believe this happened around midnight. we are working on confirlg details with the concord sheriff. sounds like this is the end of a police pursuit and full closure of richmond parkway at san pablo avenue. no estimate on when the roadway will reopen. this is a busy route. if this lasts far into the morning commute it will be a big deal. westbound 80 looking really good. checked the speed a moment ago. 47 miles an hour. i believe it's faster than that at the moment. so things are looking better. we don't have any significant construction delays along that stretch. you can use that. next traffic update in about ten minutes. sears is closing more stores, two local stos w'titr, h giants ramping up security for the midterm elections and they have a big meeting today. looks like a typical house looks like a typical house from the outside but
you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> we're not the only ones dealing with poor air quality. to our south the same areas down to santa maria poor air quality through 11:00 this morning. the rest of the state we have 84 in sacramento.
a hazy 77 at tahoe. 81 in yosemite. 83 with afternoon sunshine in l.a. as far as what's going on in tahoe, temperatures are going to be a little below average with a high fire danger starting sunday. >> thanks. dozens of sears and kmart stores will be closing nationwide including two in northern california. the kmart in antioch and a sears in santa cruz are among 46 stores listed in the latest wave of closures. sears holdings cooperatirporati announced liquidation sales will start as soon as thursday. in july the company announced more than 70 other stores will be shutting down a pharmaceutical company is recalling medications for babies and young children. king bio is voluntarily recalling 32 medicines due to possible contamination that could cause infection. the products are used to treat things like bed wetting, chicken pox and colic sold between august 2017 and july of this year. we have a full list of the
recalled medications on our website abc7news.com. there have been no reports of anyone getting sick. lots of light is in, big bedrooms are out, that's the takeaway from the 2018 idea house. >> it takes a classic design and adds some modern touches for today. abc 7 news reporter david louie takes us inside. >> reporter: who doesn't like to tour a house and discover interesting ideas, designs and features. sunset's idea house looks like a traditional craftsman but with a modern interpretation. it's difficult to distinguish the outdoors because of folding glass doors in the living room and great room where an outdoor eating area and yard seem to be a natural extension of the house. even the staircase lets light through. >> what a house would typically have would be the picket rail and we have a house that has a glass rail. >> allows us to see through the us. >> the house 2900 square feet, three bedrooms and a study. >> i think it is more like a
4,000 square foot house because of the no dead-end rooms you can see straight through. even the basement has flow in and out. >> reporter: the basement has a media room with a bar. a staircase leading up to the yard. there's plenty of technology including whole house lighting controls by noon home. >> if you're cooking the lights will be brighter, entertaining set it to entertaining mode and they will be dimmer and intimate. >> reporter: the bedrooms are not oversized. >> i think smaller bedrooms and larger living spaces are sort of what people are after right now. >> reporter: ticketed tours over six weekses will provide people with plenty of ideas for remodeling or new construction. it took 13 months to build this house. the question that has been burning in your mind how much will this cost when it goes up for sale, the answer $3.6 million. in los gatos, david louie, abc 7 news. and if you think that price
is high just wait. steve kerr is ready for the warriors' move to san francisco. in fact, he is moving to the city. per sid ya heights to be exact and this is $7.3 million. that is more than, are you ready for this, $1.5 million over asking price. it does have a view of the golden gate bridge i'm told. >> wow. >> it's four bedrooms, 3.5 baths. so i guess you get what you pay for when you live in san francisco. >> that view is priceless. >> yes. >> steve kerr just like us we have to overbid to have a chance to get a house. >> that is true. >> in san francisco. >> in the bay area. >> i was reading it's one of the most overbid homes of late in the city. >> this one in particular. >> this one in particular. >> that's saying a lot. >> he made a joke, i'm not going to remember exactly what he said, something like i'm going to be spending the rest of my life paying off this house which is -- >> or one championship season. >> that's about what he makes a
year. >> he really wanted that house. >> trying to be like one of us. i get it. >> exactly. let us know how your commute is during game day. that will be interesting to see. hi, everybody. here's what's going on, 4:47. never more than seven minutes from my accuweather forecast. marine layer is back and mixing with some smoke. yeah, we have poor air quality out there right now. especially in the south bay and we'll have a spare the air covering us all day. little drizzle near the coast into san francisco like we're seeing this morning. expect that when you wake up tomorrow morning. no real extreme weather coming once again. let's take a look at our temperatures. we start in milpitas, 72. santa clara 75. we have some 80s towards morgan hill. 70 to 73 on the peninsula. even with a little cloud cover along the coast and a little bit of sunshine in the afternoon low to mid 60s, mid 60s in downtown south san francisco and sausalito, up in the north bay mid to upper 70s, up to cloverdale and northward mid to
upper 80s. east bay shore same temperature range about 69 in berkeley and oakland and everybody else in the low 70s. as you move inland we're going to have temperatures pretty much in the upper 70s to low 80s. now you may have to run the air conditioner to keep some of the air clean in your house. the lows tonight, about 51 in santa rosa and napa and cloverdale to about 57 in antioch and san jose. my accuweather seven-day forecast, a slight warming trend saturday and sunday and we're back below average next week. here's alexis. >> good morning. we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza from the emeryville camera. we have swung that around using that inside this week, the other one is out of commission right now and other than a stackup in the cash lanes we're okay. no metering lights yet. big head's up for this weekend i you are planning on using bart, major track repairs once again between 19th street and west oakland stations. free bus bridge will be provided
between those stations all day saturday and sunday and that will add time to your trip. >> thank you. happening today, facebook, twitter and other tech companies are meeting to talk security ahead of the midterm elections. >> and it's back. sony's robot dog is returning to the u.s. here's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites the secret meeting happening today. >> the tech companies including facebook and twitter are reportedly gathering in san francisco to talk about the midterm elections. buzzfeed reports they'll discuss ways to prevent intruders from using their platforms to manipulate information. sony's robot dog is making a return. >> the new dog can recognize family members, find its way around and respond to voice commands and goes on sale next month for nearly $3,000. tech lovers can buy a piece of history. a working apple 1 computer is going up for auction. >> the first developed by steve
jobs and steve wozniak and experts estimate there are less than 60 working apple 1 computers and one sold recently for nearly a million dollars. >> a lot more technology in this than that computer way back then. >> have a great day. >> i love technology for that little dog. >> i want that dog. >> very cute. yeah. still ahead, a bay area academy turns an old motel 6 into homes for students. >> getting to the polls on election day can be an obstacle for some. lyft has a deal that it hopes will change that. >> when a hurricane approaches it's time to get inside. look to see this, it's maybe you could save energy by weaving your own shoes... out of flax. or simply adjust your thermostat. do your thing, with energy upgrade california. monitor their blood glucose every day. which means they have to stop.
welcome back. want to show you doppler 7 over the hawaiian islands and where lane is. it is going to continue to rain the next 24 to 48 hours. my concern power outages and flash flooding, reggie? >> thank you. new details surrounding the queen of soul's funeral. the service includes an all-star lineup. her long-time publicist released a list of performers that includes stevie wonder, faith hill and jennifer hudson. her funeral is next friday in detroit. he died of pancreatic cancer at 76 police uncovered a drug smuggling tunnel in the kitchen of a kfc restaurant made along
the u.s./mexico border. the tunnel is nare rock 8 inches in diameter but 22 feet deep and nearly 600 yards long and starts in st. louis, arizona, ends at a home in mexico. investigators seized a stash of drugs including 260 pounds of meth. >> lyft is going to offer discounted rides for the november midterm elections. riders will be able to enter location codes to get half priced rides to the polls on election day, tuesday, november 6th. for customers in under served communities they are working to offer free rides. drivers will have handouts with voter registration information available from now until september 25th as we talk about hurricane lane throughout the morning. not just humans being rushed to safety. a tourist filmed this video of a worker at a resort in west maui trying to corral flamingos and swans to get them inside yesterday. they weren't cooperative.
at one point you can see he's able to grab a bird, other birds don't look like they were too keen on going inside. >> no. >> like herding cats would be easier than that. >> no kidding. >> a special event, something we've been a part of more than 25 years at abc 7. that is the taylor family foundation and their support of cam arroyo. it benefits supporting northern california children with life threateni threatening illnesses and chronic illnesses and we're going to raise a lot of money come sunday down in livermore when we have the fundraiser for the year. look how comfortable it's going to be. a lot of times we worry it's going to be 100 degrees but no, it's mid tos on, gitsack in a it, wt,night. texas taking on the giants, 7:15 first pitch.
61 cooling to8. >> good morning, so far so good. we don't have any significant issues on our major highways. checking out state route 92 across the san mateo bridge still fairly light leaving hayward heading over to foster city. everything is slowly starting to fill in. friday light for the most part. southbound 680 highway 4 to walnut creek in the green at six minutes. another eight if you're continuing to westbound 24, walnut creek to highway 13 and westbound 580 tracy to dublin you are in the yellow but not terrible. that's coming in at 40 minutes. >> thanks. students at california state university maritime academy are living in a motel 6 or what used to be a motel 6, now a brand new residence hall. >> three, two, one. >> abc 7 news was there as officials cut the ribbon in vallejo. the maritime hall went from a motel to a dorm in six months. cal maritime is the only degree granting maritime academy on the
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135 miles per hour near the eye of the storm. and a horrific crash overnight in the east bay. you can see a car pinned under a semi truck. what we know at this hour. >> a lot going on on this friday, august 24th. it is 5:00 a.m. jessica is here, natasha has the day off. >> you are never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. meteorologist mike nicco also here. >> he is. >> hey, mike. >> what also is here and not as good as having us here, it's the poor air quality unfortunately. it's bad once again. and it's out there right now. especially down in the south bay. we have moderate to poor air quality for those most sensitive in our east bay valleys and also from about the san mateo bridge southward also possibly even all the way up to say the bay bridge. that's something we're monitoring again today. let's take a look at what's going to happen as far as our temperatures and our cloud cover. we're going to peel back the clouds, but then the haze is going to hang around and make it for murky sunshin