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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7ornings. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us on this sunday, august 26th. let's start with the quick look at the weather with our meteorologist, lisa argen. good morning to you. we're waking up to clouds and cool temperatures in the 50s right now. live doppler 7 is showing the fog and low clouds extending out to the east bay. southwest wind of 22 by the delta. that's an indicator of another cool afternoon. here is walnut creek. clouds breaking up a bit. 56 downtown.
59 in mountain view. mid 50s in morgan hill and half moon bay. it's cloudy in the city. low 50s santa rosa, 55 by the delta. 56 in concord. so, we are looking at moderate air quality once again today throughout the bay area due to the smoke from the wildfires. getting better in the south central bay. we will see hazy conditions for another day. planning your day today, numbers in the 70s inlan by noontime. brighter skies. upper 60s around the bay. coastal clouds with a few breaks in the afternoon. 80s inland. by tonight that fog comes back. the sun setting before 8:00. >> lisa, thank you. new overnight, oakland police are investigating a deadly shooting. it happened near e street and elmhurst avenue. the department tweeted out a picture for us from the scene. this was just after 12:30 this morning. it's not clear what led up to the shooting. oakland police are asking anyone with information to give them a
call. the tributes continue to pour in for senator john mccain. he died yesterday after a battle with an aggressive brain cancer. mccain is expected to be honored in arizona and in washington thk before being laid to rest at the u.s. naval academy cemetery in annapolis, maryland. >> reporter: as senator john mccain leaves his home in arizona for the final time, tributes honoring his life and legacy are felt across the country. flags are hanging at half staff at the capitol and the white house. his fellow lawmakers remembering the four decades he served in congress. >> i hope we will remember him by being kinder to each other. by remembering what the politics is, it doesn't have to be a blood sport. we can work across the aisle and see the good in people. i will try to do more of that going ahead. >> reporter: speaker paul ryan
calling him a giant of our time. and senator lindsey graham remembering him as one of his dearest friends and mentors. his respect crossed party lines. democratic senator chuck schumer immediately announced a resolution to rename a senate office building in mccain's honor. >> everyone looked up to him. everyone respected him. it's going to take a long time to find another john mccain. >> reporter: from former presidents like the one he ran against, barack obama, writing despite their differences they saw their political battles as a privilege and noble. to donald trump who made controversial comments about mccain in the past, tweeting my deepest sympathies and respect. and his family. his daughter meghan mccain writing the task of my lifetime is to live up to his example, his expectations and his love. as fellow senator and former vice president joe biden put it, john mccain's impact on america
has not ended, not even close. it will go on for many years. local leaders are reacting to mccain's death. dia dianne feinstein he was a leader, public serve vant aant will be deeply missed. nancy pelosi writing he was a patriotic, courageous hero who served his country above all. eric swalwell says we remember senator mccain as a selfless patriot who put family and country first. coming up in the next half hour, a south bay mother shares a personal story about john mccain. how he helped her following the loss of her son. that's coming up in 30 minutes. b.a.r.t. police want to find the person responsible for injuring a 40-year-old man on a train. it happened at the macarthur b.a.r.t. station after 9:00 last night. investigators are saying that two people got into a fight that turned physical.
the injured man suffered a cut on his hand. this happened at the same station where 18-year-old nia wilson was stabbed to death last month. b.a.r.t. police say it appeared to be a random attack on wilson and her sister who is recovering from her injuries. the suspect in that case, john lee carol could face the death penalty if convicted. a driver is under arrest after this deadly crash in san francisco. investigators say a car hit a motorcycle near 23rd and arkansas streets just before 4:00 yesterday afternoon. the man on the motorcycle died. the driver of the car took off. officers were able to track down the suspect a short time later. counselors will be on hand at a fairfield high school tomorrow after a shooting that killed a 16-year-old and put the school on lockdown. police identified the victim as omar willis of fairfield. the shooting happened after 5:00
friday night a block from armlio high school. >> it was terrifying. >> reporter: karen duff was working at the stadium concession stand before kickoff of the jv football game when chaos unfolded. >> people started running into the concession stand saying that the school was on lockdown. that there was gunfire. >> reporter: her son, justin s a jv player. he was on the field. >> we had the national anthem and then kickoff. then three pops. >> reporter: those pops were gunfire from washington street and bell avenue. police called it a gun battle. >> we know there were multiple shooters. it appeared the groups were shooting at each other. >> reporter: you can see how close it was to the high school. just a block away from campus. one bullet ripping through the radiator of this minivan. a 16-year-old was killed, an 18-year-old wounded. the football stadium was evacuated. hundreds of spectators told to take shelter in the gym.
police say it's the same place where one of the suspects ran and hid, blending in with the crowd. >> i was scared to death for my son. >> i didn't know where he was. we just knew he was i then we heard one of the gunmen might be in the gym. to think your child in there, you never think it will happen to you. >> reporter: the jv team took cover in the locker room. isaiah came back for the shoes he had to leave behind on friday. >> they said the dude might be in the gym or something. they didn't know where he was at. >> reporter: the suspect hiding in the gym was arrested. police found a second suspect at a house nearby. the school district says at this point it doesn't know if the victims or suspects were students here. monday morning counselors will be available to talk to students about the incident. happening today, a celebration of life for kevin manning, he's the pedi cab driver who was killed in a hit
and run in san francisco. police are still looking for the driver who hit manning while he pedalled along the embarcadero back in late june. the celebration of life is at 2:00 this afternoon at lindley meadow in golden gate park. funeral services for molly tibbets will be held in iowa today. the service will be inside the gym of her former high school in brooklyn. the 20-year-old's body was found last week more than a month after she was reported missing. 24-year-old christian rivera is charged with her murder. tibbetts spent part of her childhood in oakland before moving to iowa. the sheriff's office wants to find the high school wrestling coach suspected of running off with a 16-year-old girl. this is the man they are looking for. he's 25-year-old phillip madlea of stockton. investigators say he and the teen are in a relationship. the girl attends the same high school where he coached. investigators believe they are in a green 1994 toyota extra cab
truck. it is similar to the one you see here. the search continues for a 66-year-old woman who was reported missing more than a week ago. abc 7 news was on university avenue in east palo alto where searchers gathered yesterday. the woman was last seen driving near the dumbarton bridge. that was on august 17th. her sons say she recently had back surgery. she was taking painkillers that might impair her judgment. >> we don't know what her state of mind was. i don't believe she was upset. i know she didn't like staying at home all the time, being on bed rest, the pain and all those things. >> here is another look at the woman, she's 5'1", weighing about 120 pounds. she may be driving her 2002 mercedes clk coupe.
runners will take part in the 42nd annual bridge to bridge run along the embarcadero in san francisco. the runners experience a sightseeing tour of the city with historic sites. the 5k and 12k races start at the bay bridge, pass through fisherman's wharf and ending at the run benefits special olympics of northern california. it starts at 8:00 this morning. welcome back, lisa. you were missed for those few weeks. >> thank you. i have a little scar here on my elbow. those runners have some nice strong acls which i'm working on. mine not so strong. good morning, everyone. it is a cloudy and comfortable start out there. look at this beautiful shot. the sun coming up in another 20 minutes. it's in the low 50s in danville. 56 in livermore. the haze still with us today.
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rideshare company lift says it has banned one of its drivers after an east bay woman says he took her miles away from her destination. she said she escaped into the woods when she started to feel unsafe. abc 7 news reporter kate larsen has more on what happened. >> it became a fight or flight situation. >> reporter: that's how brittney sunquist describes the lyft ride she took friday morning. >> it was a situation that i needed to quickly escape from. >> reporter: the 27-year-old artist says she ordered the lift from a bar in oakland at 2:04 a.m. the app said she should have arrived in east oakland 14 minutes later. >> but for whatever reason, the driver veered off the destination that he was given, which was my home. and was driving me deeper into an isolated and desolate area of the oakland hills that i'm unfamiliar with.
>> reporter: brittney says she ended up here in the area of montclair park, 3 1/2 miles from her home. she said she was able to escape from the lyft and run into the woods. unsure of where she was, brittney ordered another lyft at 2:30 a.m. to take her home. >> you don't know how you're going to react until these situations until they happen to you. >> reporter: she filed a police report with oakland p.d. and has been in touch with lyft, who released a statement saying in part, we've reached out to the passenger to extend our full support and the driver has been permanently banned from the lyft platform. >> i've heard of other incidences like this. >> reporter: amanda wood is brittney's roommate and a lift driver. >> as a female driver there's been times where i've started to question, am i safe? my comfortable with this passenger? >> reporter: in an effort to improve ride share safety, the women started a petition asking lyft and uber the option of requesting a female driver. just this week abc 7 ran a story about another ride share company coming to san francisco this fall called safer.
the app offers the choice of a female driver, and gives drivers more say about who they pick up. kate larsen, abc 7 news. a key link for thousands of commuters in san francisco is back open following two months of major construction. abc 7 news was at the west portal muni metro station yesterday where light rail trains entered and exited the twin peaks tunnel for the first time since june. muni replaced all of the rail and other key systems inside the 100-year-old tunnel. many people spent their summer riding shuttle buses and navigating other detours. >> i'm excited. it was really inconvenient to have the street closures. >> they'll see a quicker trip through the tunnel. the speed is up. it should be a smoother ride. >> muni finished the project on time to restore full service on the k, l, m, and t metro lines.
there's a new restroom inside golden gate park thanks to a group of neighbors. abc 7 news was at the boat playground at 45th avenu celebration yesterday. generations of children have treasured this urban oasis, but it lacked restrooms until now. a group of sunset district neighbors collected hundreds of signatures to make it happen. >> instead of having to go home or especially across this busy street, we thought we should build a bathroom. >> birthday parties were cut short. play dates were cut short. a lot of people were going in the bushes. >> neighbors say the closest bathroom before this was a 15-minute walk away. a brand-new house in los gatos is open to the public this weekend. it's no ordinary house.
it's sunset magazine's 2018 idea house. it takes a classic design and adds modern touches for today. david louie has this look inside. >> reporter: who doesn't look to tour a house and discover interesting ideas and features? sunset's 2018 idea house looks like a traditional craftsman. but with a modern interpretation. on the main level, it's difficult to distinguish the outdoors from the inside because of folding glass doors in the living room and in the great room where the eating area seems to be a natural extension of the house. even the staircase lets light through. >> what a craftsman house would typically have would be the picket rail, and here we have a house with a glass rail. it allows us to see through the house. >> reporter: the house is 2,900 square feet, three bedrooms and a study. >> i think it lives more like a 4,000 square foot house. even the basement has flow in and out. >> reporter: the basement has a media room with a built-in bar.
it's filled with light and there's a staircase leading up to the yard. there's plenty of technology too, including lighting controls by noon home. >> if you're cooking, the lights will be brighter. if you're entertaining, set it to entertaining mode. they'll be dimmer, more intimate. >> reporter: the bedrooms are not oversized. >> i think that smaller bedrooms and larger communal living spaces are what people are after right now. >> reporter: ticketed tours over six weekends will provide people with plenty of ideas for roddaling or new construction. it took 13 months to build this house from the ground up. the question is, how much is this idea house going to cost when it goes up for sale? the answer, $3.6 million. david louie, "abc7 news." good sunday morning. temperatures continue to run 5 to 10 degrees below average, especially in the inland valleys. some of you are enjoying that. today is another day where we
have the persistent low cloud deck out to the east bay hills. this is walnut creek. we have some clearing here. numbers looking like this, mid 50s in morgan hill and half moon bay. 56 in the city. mountain view at 59. from mount tam, pretty picture here. official sunrise, 6:34. you can see the low clouds there 53 in santa rosa 54 in napa and fairfield. 56 in concord and livermore. from our east bay hills camera, this has been a beautiful picture all morning long. low clouds and fog. with us this morning through the midmorning hours, it will take until 10:00, 11:00 until we see sunshine around the bay. with that, it will be hazy sun. air quality today moderate from the wildfires to the north of us. we'll look at the first half of the week with very little change. in fact temperatures dropping a few degrees before modifying. the first column are the
temperatures, which we should see for this time of year. 60s in san francisco. 70s and 80s in san jose. notice where we are today, 2 degrees cooler in napa to 6 degrees cooler than we should be in oakland and redwood city. getting used to this pattern. at the beach, it's cloudy now. we'll see sun. we'll call it partly cloudy. the numbers in a narrow range with low 60s from ocean beach to half moon bay. mid 60s in santa cruz. cool for a beach day. that water temperature at 60 degrees. spending time in the north bay, numbers will be in the 50s to sta start out. settling into the mid 70s for the bay today. dropping back off into the 60s with low clouds and fog. in the south bay, haze by the water. mid 70s in milpitas. it's been cool and breezy at
times with low to mid 70s san mateo, palo alto at 74. mountain view at 74. san francisco, haze and clouds throughout the day. mid 60s, partial afternoon clearing. 77 in petaluma and sonoma today. if you're in the east bay, just about 70 in richmond. berkeley upper 60s. castro valley enjoying 76. inland, a mild afternoon. clouds in the east bay with temperatures in the 50s. a few 80s inland today. the numbers drop off. if you download our app, you can tell there's no sign of heat but at least the temperatures come up a bit by the end of the week inland. still 60s and 70s coastside and by the bay. it's been consistent. >> you mentioned how the hazy skies are getting better with that smoke. >> a little bit. >> thank you. just ahead a brand-new
the life of senator john mccain, a war hero two-time presidential contender and a giant of american politics whose final years were characterized by a brave battle against brain cancer and an extraordinary and contentious relationship with the sitting u.s. president. the tributes pouring in this morning for an american maverick. we'll see you soon on gma. thank you. a new hospital is now open in san francisco. abc 7 news visited sutter health's new cpmc mission bernal campus for its official opening yesterday. the new facility is across from the old facility, st. luke's. the new facility features 120 rooms with a lot of upgrades. besides new technology, there's space for families to spend the night with loved ones. still to come -- >> he said something that really touched my heart. a bay area
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we're socked in with low clouds trying to find you an interesting looking picture. from mount tam, a little color to this. this is due to the haze in the atmosphere from the wildfires. it was better yesterday, but still it's not going to be completely clear. so that advisory still in effect. 56 in san francisco. 59 in mountain view. mid 50s in morgan hill and half moon bay. the fog reaching well east of the bay. that's another indication of why and how it's going to be below average again there. 53 santa rosa. southwest winds blowing now. and that's an indicator that that area as well will see temperatures capped off in the low 80s. air quality moderate for everybody. still haze today. temperatures in the 50s now. we'll rebound to near 60 at the coast by noontime. 60s and 70s around the bay.
it will be brighter but clouds lingering at the coast. temperatures running shy of where we should be this time of year. >> lisa, thank you. john mccain, war hero, six-term senator from arizona. tributes are pouring in this morning for the man known as a political maverick. arizona state troopers escorted mccain's body from his home to phonix. he passed away yesterday after s serce to the country began in the late 1950s. in 1967 his navy plane was shot down during the he waseverel injured and sent more than five years as a prisoner of war. mccain was elected to the house of representatives in 1982, and the senate in 1986. he ran for president twice. senator mccain was 81 years old. many people are honoring his life including a mother right here in the bay area.
amanda talked to her about how senator mccain helped her through the loss of her son. >> reporter: alice was living some of the darkest days of her life when senator john mccain and his wife cindy made a special trip to berkeley. he spoke at mark bingham's memorial dedication. bingham was alice's son, and was on board flight 93 on september 11, 2001. bingham and others are believed to have thwarted the hijackers plans to crash the plane into a building in washington, d.c. >> what he said touched my heart. he said i didn't know mark bingham but -- >> i may very well owe my life to mark and the others who summoned the courage and love necessary to deny those depraved hateful men their terrible triumph. such a debt you incur for life. >> reporter: alice says mccain brought a sense of calm when there were so many questions about her son's death.
in life she said her son respected the republican politician. during a campaign stop in 2000, bingham went out of his way to meet mccain. their interaction captured in this picture. >> senator mccain was trying to look tall. it was hard to do next to a guy who's 6'4". they were grinning. >> reporter: a memory of happier and healthier times. alice says mccain's words and actions all those years ago brought the admiration her son had for the senator full circle. >> he was at the capitol building on that awful afternoon. so i think that's why he told us all that he had a personal debt to mark and the others because he may very well have saved my life, he said. >> reporter: alice tells me she only wishes she had said she had more. she never got around to writing john mccain about the impact he had on her life. instead now she will write cindy. >> mccain's daughter meghan, one
of the hosts of "the view" released this statement. she wrote in part, he was a great fire who burned bright and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. we know his flame lives on in each of us. mccain's wife cindy tweeted, my heart is broken, i am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. >> former president barack obama issued a statement saying in part, few of us have been tested the way john once was or required to show the kind of courage he did, but all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. >> former president bill clinton and former secretary of state hillary clinton also issued a statement saying, john mccain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our constitution. and from his heroic service in the navy to his 35 years in
congress, he lived by his creed every day. flags at the white house are at half staff for senator mccain. president trump tweeted, my deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of senator john mccain. our hearts and prayers are with you. arizona's governor also ordered all flags in his state flown at half staff. >> you can remember senator john mccain on the abc 7 news facebook page. share our posts on your wall and write your own tributes. president trump escalated his attacks on attorney general jeff sessions, even hinting at firing someone he hand picked for the job. the president lashed out on twitter saying sessions doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position. that tweet follows another attack by mr. trump during an interview with fox news.
>> jeff sessions, never took control of the justice department. and it's an incredible thing. he took the job, and then he said i'm going to recuse myself. i said what kind of a man is this? >> sessions has fired back telling reporters he took control on day one and touted that he's helped make president trump's agenda succeed. sessions has said he's tried to keep politics out of the justice department. intelligence committee member and east bay congressman eric swalwell will be on "this week" this morning discussing the fallout from paul manafort's guilty verdict and michael cohen's plea with prosecutors. watch the full interview on "this week" with george stephanopoulos at 8:00 on abc 7. still ahead on abc 7 mornings -- a woman has to cancel her vacation because she needs surgery, but her trip insurance won't cover it? i'm michael finney, does trip
today is your final chance to check out eat drink sf. more than 100 restaurants and vendors are showcasing some of their best dishes at this event this weekend. abc 7 news was at the fort mason pavilion last night. there are cooking demonstrations, wine workshops and more. something stinky is about to bloom in san francisco. it's the conservatory of flower's new corpse flower. the greenhouse in golden gate park posted this on instagram yesterday. this is its second corpse flower bloom this year. this is what the one that bloomed last month looked like. timing is everything. once it blooms the stench lasts for about 48 hours. >> our air may not smell, but it doesn't look good.
>> it's hazy. even though we had more sun yesterday, you can still tell there was haze in the area. we still have an advisory for smoke and haze with us today. underneath moderate air quality to good. a live look at the golden gate brid bridge. partial clearing at the coast with low 60s for most of you. it will be cool, breezy at times, and this continues. but for how long? the answers coming up. thank you. also coming up in sports, t rd this guy. the career night for jonathan
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in sports, tomorrow the a's will start a huge series in houston against the a.l.-west leading astros. first this morning oakland will try to take their four-game weekend series in minnesota against the twins. the game starts at 11:10. the giants face the rangers at at&t park. that first pitch is at 1:05 this afternoon. the 49ers will close out their preseason thursday night at levi stadium against the chargers. yesterday the niners played the colts in indianapolis with the starters getting their most action of the preseason. min mindy bach has the highlights in this morning's sports. good morning, everyone. running back alfred morris and richard sherman made their debut
in the 49ers third preseason game. both started in exhibition at lucas oil stadium. morris is making a strong case for a roster spot. he had 17 carries for 84 yards, including this long for 11. he had a 17-yard carry that was negated because of penalties. penalties and dropped passes hurt the offense. jimmy garoppolo, a would-be touchdown pass, but oops, garoppolo 9 of 19 for 135 yards. andrew luck and eric ibram conn an lucs first touchdown pass since 2016. c.j. bethard had a great pass to pettis, but pettis can't hang on in the end zone. 49ers get their lone touchdown with four minutes remaining in the game on the quarterback keeper. the colts win 23-17. kyle shanahan is pleased with his new running back. >> i was happy from what i saw. looked like he got good rooks. and it looked like he always got more than what they blocked for.
he ran hard. i was pleased with him. >> carried the ball well. i've only been here a week or so. i thought the o-line blocked great, both running and passing. those guys gave me plenty of time. barely got touched today. that makes everything easier. buster posey was not in the lineup for the giants as he will undergo season-ending hip surgery monday in colorado. the all-star catcher was still available off the bench against the rangers. this might have been kind of mean. the giants honored the 2010 world championship team before the game that was the team that beat the rangers. like friday night, san francisco jumped out to a four-run lead in the first inning thanks to brandon crawford's three-run home run. in the seventh inning, hunter pence pinch hitting. his second home run of the season. that made it 5-0. giants win but don't make it easy. will smith loaded the bases in the ninth with the rangers down
two. mark melancon had to come in for the final out. giants win 5-3. >> as a whole, with this group, andy suarez with an incredible pitching performance. you know, to bounce back and get another four runs after a tough loss in the first inning, i think that speaks a lot to the character of this team. you know, really put a charge into that game. >> game three of four between the a's and twins at target field. jonathan lucroy was 3 for 4 friday night. he had 4 rbi on saturday. he knocks in chad pinder with a base hit here. that makes it 1-0 a's. his next at-bat came in the fourth. this time he is going to go deep and pick up three rbi. that is his third home run in a year. mike fiers on the hill allowed one run in 5 2/3, but we have to show it. 455 feet. a's win 6-2. they now take a 2-1 lead.
the little league world championship game is this morning between south korea and hawaii. it has all come down to this we'll bring you the highlights and your giants and a's highlights tonight starting at 5:00. have a great day. good sunday morning to you. we have low clouds a bit of fog out there. a gray start. up above some pretty pictures. live doppler showing the gray sky. here is the look from walnut creek where the clouds are trying to lift a bit. numbers are uniform, mid 50s for morgan hill and half moon bay. 56 in the city. 57 oakland. from mount tam, there is the sun and haze from the smoke in the atmosphere. still 53 in santa rosa. 54 by the delta. 56 in concord. the deck of low clouds and fog is up a little higher than yesterday. that's going to mean late morning burnoff. when we do see it, we will still have the moderate air quality.
from our east bay hills camera, just a beautiful picture. we had the full moon earlier. so it's a cloudy start for everyone. a bit of haze mixed in with sunshine today. the air quality has been improving, it will take another day or so for it to get back to standards that we have around here in the bay area. cooler for the first half of the week. subtle changes for the second half. it's all about low clouds and fog. by 2:30 this afternoonful lo, lw the clouds pull back and push back in through the later afternoon. your monday morning may be mist and drizzle. by the afternoon, once again, partial clearing at the coast. with that forecast, we can't get too warm. into monday, low 80s inland. upper 60s around the bear. below average. for tuesday, one of the cooler days as we continue to see numbers trail off a few degrees inland. staying just about the same by
the coast. by wednesday, we'll call it mild. it's after that where we could get a bit of high pressure building in to bring us a little bit more warmth towards the holidays. so the astros once again this afternoon with low 60s. the winds kicking up to about 20 miles per hour today. hazy afternoon looking a temperatures around the bay, very similar to what we've been getting used to all month long. 60s at the coast. 65 downtown. 80 in san rafael. 77 in fremont. 78 in santa rosa. here's what next saturday will look like. it looks like starting the month in the70s downtown. last year it was 106. so a modest warmup by the end of next weekend. check out our temperatures with our accuweather app. today we have mid 80s inland. cooler for august. monday and tuesday below
average. with no heat, we are still looking at slightly milder days inland. it's been interesting. >> what are you talking g bshgi, 106? >> that was a year ago. >> wow. i knew it was hot at some point. >> we're not doing that again. >> thanks. you know, when you plan a dream vacation, do you also buy trip insurance? it can ease the blow if you have to cancel for illness or any other reason. that's what a peninsula woman did, but she was stuck with a huge bill and no trip. michael finney helped her out. >> reporter: photos on mary lou lathrop's wall show the mighty bald eagle swooping to its prey. >> i just wanted to go to alaska. it was a $6,995 cruise. >> she booked a ten-day cruise with the road scholar tour
company of massachusetts. however, months before the cruise, a big setback. >> a got a really bad foot infection. i have a hammer toe and bunions. >> she showed us her hobbled foot and why she could hardly walk or even put on shoes. >> i could only wear sandals. it was really throbbing. >> doctors say she needed surgery and six weeks of recovery. but kaiser couldn't do it until just before her cruise. >> i just thought, i'm going to cancel. >> thankfully, she had purchased the road scholar trip protection plan. >> i was told if i canceled for a medical reason, i would get my full refund. >> she filed a claim with a doctor's statement and a photo of her foot. she was shocked when the company denied her claim. >> and they said you needed to be in treatment. i said, the treatment was surgery. >> road scholar said she was
entitled to a credit toward future travel. instead mary lou filed a dispute with her credit card company and won a full refund. >> i owed road scholar nothing. >> but it didn't end there. road scholar later billed her nearly $2,300, half the cost of the cruise. that's when she came to 7 on your side. we contacted road scholar and mary lou got a call. >> we made a mistake, you don't owe us any money. >> road scholar tells us, "she accepted our sincere apology for the bill that was sent to her by mistake after we issued her a credit, unaware that her credit card issued her a full refund at the same time." >> i just think you're wonderful. the insurance administrator said mary lou failed to provide documentation showing she would be in treatment at the time of the cruise, which was leaving months after she filed her claim. if you file a travel insurance claim, make sure you read all the rules beforehand. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. coming up, a day dedicated to dogs. it's national dog day. how one bay area sports team is celebrating with fans.
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animal advocate colleen page founded the holiday in 2004. the san francisco giants are celebrating with the 2018 dog days of summer. fans who brought advanced tickets can bring their dog to the game today. the sold-out event includes a pregame parade and a costume contest. a dog in finland is getting a lot of attention for its special talent. he plays piano and sings -- sort of. ♪ this is elmo a key-stroking red setter. he likes to test out his vocal range at his owner's music shop. this is not a one-time thing. elmo has been performing since he was puppy. i don't think he'll make it to "american idol," though. >> no. no i have to agree with you. gray start out there. we will look for hazy sunshine.
68 in oakland. 70 in san mateo. richmond with low to mid 80s. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows a cooling trend for the beginning of the week. temperatures continuing to be below average. by the end of the week, we'll come up just little bit to near averages for the long holiday weekend. >> that will do it for us. thank you for joining us on abc 7 mornings. we'll see you at 9:00. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the things that matter most happen one morning and one cup at a time.
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